Case: EEOC v. CHARLESTON AREA MEDICAL CENTER

2:01-cv-00910 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia

Filed Date: Sept. 27, 2001

Closed Date: Sept. 5, 2003

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Case Summary

In September 2001, the EEOC district office in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania brought this action against the Charleston Area Medical Center, a general health care facility, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. The complaint states that a Black female former employee alleged that the defendant violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 when it terminated her employment under the guise of a reduction in force layoff. Specifically, the complainant alleged tha…

In September 2001, the EEOC district office in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania brought this action against the Charleston Area Medical Center, a general health care facility, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. The complaint states that a Black female former employee alleged that the defendant violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 when it terminated her employment under the guise of a reduction in force layoff. Specifically, the complainant alleged that she was the only Black person working at the facility and she was told that all persons in her department were slated for layoff, but she was the only one laid off. After some discovery, the parties settled and a consent decree was entered in September 2002.

In the consent decree, the parties agreed that the defendant would pay the aggrieved female $45,000, refrain from retaliating and discriminating on the basis of race, post an EEO notice, and maintain its current practice of providing EEO training to its staff. No fees or costs were awarded. The terms of the agreement ran for one year.

Summary Authors

Joel Pettit (7/18/2007)

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2:01-cv-00910

Docket (PACER)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Charleston Area Medical Center, Inc.

Sept. 5, 2002

Sept. 5, 2002

Docket
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2:01-cv-00910

Complaint

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Charleston Area Medical Center, Inc.

Sept. 27, 2001

Sept. 27, 2001

Complaint
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2:01-cv-00910

Consent Decree

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Charleston Area Medical Center, Inc.

Sept. 5, 2002

Sept. 5, 2002

Settlement Agreement

Office of General Counsel Annual Report (FY 2002)

EEOC v. Charleston Area Medical Center, Inc.

No Court

June 16, 2003

June 16, 2003

Press Release

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 5, 2022, 3:02 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT. (mkw) Modified on 10/02/2001 (Entered: 09/28/2001)

Sept. 27, 2001

Sept. 27, 2001

2

APPLICATION by EEOC for admission Pro Hac Vice of M. Jean Clickner , with proposed order attached. (mkw) (Entered: 09/28/2001)

Sept. 27, 2001

Sept. 27, 2001

SUMMONS issued, original plus 2 copies for CAMC; Returnable days: 20. (mkw) (Entered: 09/28/2001)

Sept. 27, 2001

Sept. 27, 2001

CASE assigned to Judge Elizabeth V. Hallanan (ras) (Entered: 10/01/2001)

Sept. 27, 2001

Sept. 27, 2001

4

ANSWER to Complaint by CAMC (Attorney Stephen A. Weber, Matthew S. Criswell). (mkw)

Oct. 18, 2001

Oct. 18, 2001

5

ORDER AND NOTICE: Rule 12(b) motions w/supporting briefs due 11/14/01; Last day for Rule 26(f) meeting 11/23/01; Last day to file Rule 26(f) meeting report 11/30/01; Scheduling Conference with the Court at 2:30 on 12/14/01, in Huntington; Entry of Scheduling Order due by 12/21/01; Last day to make Rule 26(a)(1) disclosures 12/24/01. (signed by Judge Elizabeth V. Hallanan)(cc:attys, all unrepresented parties, Magistrate Judge Maurice Taylor) (taq)

Oct. 24, 2001

Oct. 24, 2001

6

PROPOSED DISCOVERY PLAN by EEOC, CAMC. (skh)

Nov. 15, 2001

Nov. 15, 2001

7

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by EEOC for pltf's Required Disclosures pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(a). (skh)

Nov. 19, 2001

Nov. 19, 2001

8

DISCLOSURES by CAMC pursuant to Rule 26(a) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. (skh)

Nov. 20, 2001

Nov. 20, 2001

9

SCHEDULING ORDER: pursuant to Rule 16(b), FRCivP and the local rules of this district, this case shall proceed as follows: Discovery to be completed by 3/19/02; Dispositive Motions except 12(b) due by 4/9/02, with responses due by 4/23/02, and replies due by 4/30/02; Settlement meeting no later than 8/13/02; Rule 26(a)(3) disclosures due at the settlement meeting; Proposed Integrated Pretrial Order by 8/29/02; Motions in limine due by 8/14/02, with resposnes due by 8/27/02; Pretrial Conference 2:00 9/3/02; Proposed Jury Charge due by 9/12/02; Final Settlement Conference 2:00 9/16/02; Trial 9:30 9/17/02. (signed by Judge Elizabeth V. Hallanan) (cc: attys; any unrepresented party) (skh)

Nov. 20, 2001

Nov. 20, 2001

LOCAL RULES OF MAGISTRATE JUDGE PROCEDURE NO 2.03 - DISCOVERY MATTERS: Nondispositive discovery and pretrial motions relating to discovery practice are referred to magistrate judges in the divisions in which they are filed, with review of magistrate judges' decisions as provided for in FRCivP 72(a). REFERRED TO Magistrate Judge Mary E. Stanley. (skh)

Nov. 20, 2001

Nov. 20, 2001

10

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by EEOC for pltf's interrogatories (first set) directed to defts. (taq)

Nov. 23, 2001

Nov. 23, 2001

11

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by EEOC for pltf's first request for production of documents. (taq)

Nov. 23, 2001

Nov. 23, 2001

12

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by EEOC for pltf's requests for admissions (first set) directed to deft Charleston Area Medical Center, Inc. (taq)

Nov. 23, 2001

Nov. 23, 2001

13

ORDER canceling the scheduling conference set for 12/14/01 directing the parties that nondispositive discovery and pretrial motions relating to discovery practice are referred to Mag. Judge Stanley. ( signed by Magistrate Judge Mary E. Stanley ) (cc: attys, Judge Hallanan) (mkw) Modified on 12/28/2001

Dec. 10, 2001

Dec. 10, 2001

14

STIPULATION CHANGING DISCOVERY DATES by EEOC, CAMC re: stipulating and agreeing to a 30 day extension for discovery completion until 04/19/02, the parties have also stipulated and agreed that CAMC will be allowed a 30 day extension to complete Commission's interrogatories (first set) directed to deft. (mkw) (Entered: 12/14/2001)

Dec. 13, 2001

Dec. 13, 2001

15

JOINT MOTION by EEOC, CAMC to Extend discovery dates in the Court's [9-1] Scheduling Order entered 11/20/01 , with proposed agreed order attached. (mkw) (Entered: 12/28/2001)

Dec. 27, 2001

Dec. 27, 2001

16

ORDER granting parties [15-1] joint motion to Extend discovery dates in the Court's [9-1] Scheduling Order entered 11/20/01, extending and incorporating the discovery dates in the following manner: Deft to respond to pltf's interrogatories (First Set) on or before 1/24/02; Discovery cut-off date extended until 4/19/02; filing of Dispositive Motions extended until 5/9/02, with Responses filed on or before 5/23/02, and replies filed on or before 5/30/02 ; and all other dates to remain unchanged. (signed by Judge Elizabeth V. Hallanan) (cc: attys) (taq) Modified on 01/07/2002

Jan. 2, 2002

Jan. 2, 2002

17

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by CAMC for its first set of interrogatories and request for production to pltf. (taq)

Jan. 4, 2002

Jan. 4, 2002

18

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by EEOC for first notice of depositions to deft. (individual, date and time not specified) (mkw)

Jan. 7, 2002

Jan. 7, 2002

19

SUPPLEMENT TO REQUIRED DISCLOSURES by EEOC pursuant to Rule 26(a), Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. (mkw) (Entered: 01/14/2002)

Jan. 11, 2002

Jan. 11, 2002

20

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by EEOC for its second Notice of Depositions. (deponents, date and time not specified) (taq) Modified on 01/22/2002

Jan. 17, 2002

Jan. 17, 2002

21

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by CAMC for its responses to Commission's request for admissions (first set) directed to deft, answers to Commission's interrogatories (first set) directed to deft and responses to Commission's first request for production of documents directed to deft. (taq)

Jan. 25, 2002

Jan. 25, 2002

22

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by EEOC for pltf's third notice of depositions. (deponents, dates and time not specified) (taq) Modified on 02/04/2002

Feb. 1, 2002

Feb. 1, 2002

23

STANDING ORDER IN RE: REFERRAL OF CIVIL ACTION MATTERS TO MAGISTRATE JUDGES ENTERED DECEMBER 28, 2001, NUNC PRO TUNC DECEMBER 26, 2001: Pursuant to 28 USC 636, certain types of civil actions and certain types of motions in civil cases shall be referred to the divisions as follows: For Beckley and Bluefield, to Magistrate Judge R. Clarke VanDervort; for Charleston and Parkersburg, to Magistrate Judge Mary E. Stanley; for Huntington, to Magistrate Judge Maurice G. Taylor, Jr.; the types of motions referred in all civil actions are: (1) applications to proceed in forma pauperis; (2) discovery disputes; and (3) discovery issues that arise post-judgment, such as interrogatories in aid of execution, judgment debtor examinations, and motions to compel answers to suggestions; the types of civil actions referred for total pretrial management and/or proposed findings of fact and recommendations for disposition are: (1) Actions for judicial review of an administrative determination under the Social Security Act, including applications for award of attorneys' fees and expenses under the Social Security Act or the Equal Access to Justice Act; and (2) Actions filed by persons proceeding pro se, whether in custody or not, until such person is represented by counsel; this order supersedes prior standing orders and referral orders in pending cases, but prior rulings made thereunder remain the law of the particular case. THIS CASE REFERRED TO Magistrate Judge Mary E. Stanley. (cc: attys; any unrepresented party) (tld)

Feb. 8, 2002

Feb. 8, 2002

24

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by CAMC for its supplemental responses to Commission's first request for production of documents No. 12 and Commmission's interrogatories (first set) No. 18. (taq)

Feb. 12, 2002

Feb. 12, 2002

25

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by EEOC for Commission's response to deft's first request for production. (mkw)

Feb. 13, 2002

Feb. 13, 2002

26

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by EEOC for Commission's response to deft's first set of interrogatories. (mkw)

Feb. 13, 2002

Feb. 13, 2002

27

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by CAMC for its notice of deposition. (deponent, date and time not specified) (taq)

Feb. 13, 2002

Feb. 13, 2002

28

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by EEOC for its second supplement to the Commission's required disclosures pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(a). (taq)

Feb. 15, 2002

Feb. 15, 2002

29

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by EEOC for pltf's revised third notice of depositions. (deponents, dates and time not specified) (taq)

Feb. 25, 2002

Feb. 25, 2002

30

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by CAMC for supplemental disclosures pursuant to Rule 26(a), F.R.Civ.P. (mkw)

Feb. 26, 2002

Feb. 26, 2002

31

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by EEOC for its second request for production of documents to deft. (taq)

March 13, 2002

March 13, 2002

32

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by CAMC for its supplemental disclosures (second set) pursuant to Rule 26(a) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. (taq) (Entered: 03/15/2002)

March 14, 2002

March 14, 2002

33

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by CAMC for its request for admission (first set), interrogatories (second set) and request for production of documents (second set) to pltf. (taq) (Entered: 03/15/2002)

March 14, 2002

March 14, 2002

34

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by EEOC for its interrogatories (second set) directed to defts. (taq) (Entered: 03/19/2002)

March 18, 2002

March 18, 2002

35

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by EEOC for its third request for production of documents to deft. (taq) (Entered: 03/19/2002)

March 18, 2002

March 18, 2002

36

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by CAMC for its second set of interrogatories to pltf and second request for production. (taq) (Entered: 03/19/2002)

March 18, 2002

March 18, 2002

37

STIPULATED JOINT MOTION by EEOC, CAMC to Amend the Court's [9-1] Scheduling order , with proposed order attached. (mkw)

March 25, 2002

March 25, 2002

38

STIPULATED MOTION by EEOC, CAMC for Leave to File discovery in excess of L.R.Civ.P. 3.01 , with proposed order attached. (Referred to Magistrate Judge Mary E. Stanley) (mkw)

March 25, 2002

March 25, 2002

39

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by EEOC for notice of deposition of Mary Linn Hamilton to deft. (pdb) (Entered: 03/26/2002)

March 25, 2002

March 25, 2002

41

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by EEOC for its notice of deposition of Robert Savage. (date and time not specified) (taq)

March 27, 2002

March 27, 2002

42

ORDER granting the parties' [38-1] stipulated motion for leave to file discovery in excess of L.R.Civ.P. 3.01. (signed by Magistrate Judge Mary E. Stanley) (cc: attys) (taq)

April 1, 2002

April 1, 2002

43

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by EEOC for pltf's third supplement to the Commission's required disclosures. (taq)

April 3, 2002

April 3, 2002

44

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by EEOC for interrogatories (third set) directed to deft. (pdb) Modified on 04/09/2002 (Entered: 04/09/2002)

April 8, 2002

April 8, 2002

45

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by EEOC for request for admissions (second set) directed to deft. (pdb) Modified on 04/09/2002 (Entered: 04/09/2002)

April 8, 2002

April 8, 2002

46

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by EEOC for its response to deft's request for admissions (first set), interrogatories (second set), and request for documents (second set). (taq)

April 19, 2002

April 19, 2002

47

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by EEOC for pltf's response to deft's second (sic third) set of interrogatories and second (sic third) request for production. (taq)

April 22, 2002

April 22, 2002

48

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by CAMC for deft's answers to Commission's interrogatories (second set), responses to Commission's request for production of documents (third set) and verification. (taq)

April 25, 2002

April 25, 2002

49

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by EEOC for pltf's response to deft's request for admissions (first set), interrogatories (second set), and request for documents (second set). (taq) (Entered: 05/03/2002)

May 2, 2002

May 2, 2002

50

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by CAMC for deft's responses to Commission's request for admissions (second set). (taq)

May 8, 2002

May 8, 2002

51

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by EEOC for pltf's revised response to deft's first set of interrogatories. (taq)

May 13, 2002

May 13, 2002

52

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by CAMC for its answer to Commission's third set of interrogatories. (taq)

May 22, 2002

May 22, 2002

53

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by CAMC for deft's verification to its [52-1] answer to Commission's third set of interrogatories, w/verification attached. (taq) Modified on 05/29/2002

May 24, 2002

May 24, 2002

54

ORDER, the Court having received written notification from the parties that a settlement has been reached, canceling the pretrial conference scheduled for 09/03/02 . (signed by Judge Elizabeth V. Hallanan) (cc: attys via fax and mail) (mkw)

Aug. 29, 2002

Aug. 29, 2002

CASE NO LONGER REFERRED TO Mag. Judge Stanley. (mkw)

Sept. 5, 2002

Sept. 5, 2002

Case closed. (mkw)

Sept. 5, 2002

Sept. 5, 2002

Case Details

State / Territory: West Virginia

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 27, 2001

Closing Date: Sept. 5, 2003

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers.

Plaintiff Type(s):

EEOC Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

EEOC

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Charleston Area Medical Center, Inc., Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Monetary Relief

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: 45000

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Reporting

Retaliation Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Discipline

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

Black

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits