Case: EEOC v. NORSTAR BAGEL BAKERIES, INC. d/b/a Bruegger's

0:01-cv-00550 | U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota

Filed Date: March 29, 2001

Closed Date: Dec. 6, 2002

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Case Summary

In March 2001, the EEOC's Milwaukee office filed this suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota against Norstar Bagel Bakeries, Inc., d/b/a Bruegger's Fresh Bagel Bakery, alleging that it violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 when it suspended and subsequently terminated an employee due to her race. Although the information available for this summary was limited, it is known that the parties were able to reach an agreement in September 2001 that was all but finalized. The parties submitted a finalized consent decree and it was adopted by the court in November 2001. The decree awarded the complainant $30,000 and enjoined the defendant from discriminating and retaliating in the future. Further, the defendant was ordered to create training programs for its personnel regarding equal employment opportunity laws, create an anti-discrimination policy and implement it and post a notice of employee's rights at its facilities.

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Jason Chester (8/23/2007)

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Document

0:01-cv-00550

Docket [PACER]

EEOC v. Norstar Bagel Bakeries, Inc.

Dec. 6, 2002

Dec. 6, 2002

Docket
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0:01-cv-00550

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Norstar Bagel Bakeries, Inc.

Nov. 1, 2001

Nov. 1, 2001

Settlement Agreement
21

0:01-cv-00550

Order Dissolving Consent Decree

EEOC v. Norstar Bagel Bakeries, Inc.

Dec. 5, 2002

Dec. 5, 2002

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

Last updated July 21, 2022, 3:06 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT - Summons issued. Assigned to Judge Michael J. Davis per 440 Civil Rights List and referred to Magistrate Judge Jonathan G. Lebedoff 4pg(s) (SJH) (Entered: 03/29/2001)

March 29, 2001

March 29, 2001

Atty Adm Clerk notified re lack of registration re Jean P. Kamp, goverment attorney (SJH) (Entered: 03/29/2001)

March 29, 2001

March 29, 2001

2

SUMMONS - RETURN OF SERVICE executed upon defendant on 4/16/01 2 pg(s) ( Modified on 04/18/2001 (Entered: 04/18/2001)

April 17, 2001

April 17, 2001

3

WAIVER OF SERVICE served on defendant Bruegger's Corp. 4/18/01 :60 Day Answer Due 6/17/01 for Bruegger's Corp. 1pg(s) (DFL) (Entered: 04/20/2001)

April 19, 2001

April 19, 2001

4

ANSWER by defendant; jury demand 4pg(s) ( (Entered: 05/14/2001)

May 14, 2001

May 14, 2001

5

NOTICE of pretrial status conference set for 8:45 a.m. on 6/22/01 1pg(s) (mailed by chambers) ( Modified on 05/29/2001 (Entered: 05/24/2001)

May 23, 2001

May 23, 2001

6

NOTICE by defendant of hearing pretrial conference set for 8:45 a.m. on 6/27/01 before JGL 1pg(s) ( Modified on 06/01/2001 (Entered: 05/29/2001)

May 25, 2001

May 25, 2001

7

RULE 26(f) REPORT. 4pg(s) (PAK) (Entered: 06/19/2001)

June 15, 2001

June 15, 2001

8

NOTICE (Magistrate Judge Jonathan G. Lebedoff / 6/27/01) ; Settlement Conference set for 1:45 p.m. on 09/6/01 Notice mailed by Chambers 1pg(s) (cc: all counsel) ( Modified on 06/28/2001 (Entered: 06/28/2001)

June 27, 2001

June 27, 2001

9

MINUTES: (Magistrate Judge Jonathan G. Lebedoff) re: PRETRIAL CONFERENCE 1pg(s) ( Modified on 06/29/2001 (Entered: 06/29/2001)

June 27, 2001

June 27, 2001

10

SCHEDULING ORDER (Magistrate Judge Jonathan G. Lebedoff 6/27/01) amd pleadings set for 9/1/01 ; discovery set for 12/1/01; non-dispositive motions set for 12/1/01; dispositive motions set for 3/1/02; ready for trial set for 5/1/02 Estimated trial is 3 days 1pg(s) (cc: counsel) ( (Entered: 06/29/2001)

June 27, 2001

June 27, 2001

11

STIPULATION AND ORDER (Magistrate Judge Jonathan G. Lebedoff)that: The amended complaint shall reflect that Norstar Bagel Bakeries, Inc. ("Norstar") is the proper deft d/b/a Bruegger's Fresh Bagel Bakery. 2pg(s)(cc: all counsel) ( (Entered: 07/05/2001)

July 3, 2001

July 3, 2001

12

AMENDED COMPLAINT [1-1] by plaintiff; jury demand; terminating Bruegger's Corp.; adding Norstar Bagel Bakeries, Inc.,d/b/a Bruegger's Fresh Bagel Bakery 5pg(s) ( (Entered: 07/06/2001)

July 3, 2001

July 3, 2001

14

LETTER to counsel by Magistrate Judge Lebedoff stating settlement conference will be on September 6, 2001 as scheduled. 1pg(s) ( (Entered: 08/10/2001)

Aug. 9, 2001

Aug. 9, 2001

15

MINUTES:( Magistrate Judge Jonathan G. Lebedoff) Settlement Conference on 9/06/01 - to be continued Settlement conference set for 1:30 pm on 9/25/01 1pg(s) ( Modified on 09/10/2001 (Entered: 09/10/2001)

Sept. 6, 2001

Sept. 6, 2001

16

MINUTES:( Magistrate Judge Jonathan G. Lebedoff ) Settlement Conference - Case settled except for two issues, both involving language in the consent decree. Each party has one week from today's date to submit letter briefs; each side has agreed to be bound by court's ruling at which time the case will be settled. 1pg(s) (PAK) (Entered: 09/27/2001)

Sept. 25, 2001

Sept. 25, 2001

17

ORDER ( Magistrate Judge Jonathan G. Lebedoff / 10/09/01) re: Provisions for the Consent Decree; Counsel for the Defendant shall prepare the proposed Consent Decree incorporating the provision verbatim. Same shall be signed by counsel for the parties and submitted to Judge Davis for his review and approval. 2pg(s) (cc: all counsel) ( (Entered: 10/11/2001)

Oct. 9, 2001

Oct. 9, 2001

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CONSENT DECREE AND ORDER ( Judge Michael J. Davis / 11/1/01) that upon execution of the Consent decree by the parties, the parties will execute a stipulation for dismissal with prejudice, to dismiss this case without costs to the parties, with the court to reserve jurisdiction to enforce the terms of the Consent Decree. 8pg(s) (cc: all counsel) (PAK) (Entered: 11/03/2001)

Nov. 1, 2001

Nov. 1, 2001

19

ORDER ( Judge Michael J. Davis / 11/27/01) that, in the event the parties wish to file settlement documents, counsel are directed to do so within 15 days. 1pg(s) (cc: all counsel) ( (Entered: 12/04/2001)

Nov. 27, 2001

Nov. 27, 2001

20

STIPULATION AND ORDER for Dismissal With Prejudice ( Judge Michael J. Davis ) that Based upon the Consent Decree signed and ordered by the Court 11/01/01, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Norstar Bagel Bakeries, Inc. hereby stipulate to the dismissal of this action with prejudice, and to retention of jurisdiction by the Court to enforce the provisions of the Consent Decree. 2pg(s)(cc: all counsel) ( (Entered: 01/10/2002)

Jan. 7, 2002

Jan. 7, 2002

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ORDER DISSOLVING CONSENT DECREE( Judge Michael J. Davis / 12/5/02) the consent decree is hereby dissolved and this action is dismissed with prejudice (1 pg) (cc: all counsel) (MKC) (Entered: 12/13/2002)

Dec. 6, 2002

Dec. 6, 2002

Case Details

State / Territory: Minnesota

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Key Dates

Filing Date: March 29, 2001

Closing Date: Dec. 6, 2002

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

Norstar Bagel Bakeries, Inc., Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

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: 30000

Order Duration: 2001 - 2002

Content of Injunction:

Expungement of Employment Record

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Discrimination Prohibition

Retaliation Prohibition

Neutral/Positive Reference

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Reporting

Provide antidiscrimination training

Recordkeeping

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Discipline

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits