Case: EEOC v. TRI-STATE SECURITY INC

1:04-cv-00219 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee

Filed Date: July 22, 2004

Closed Date: Jan. 26, 2008

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Case Summary

The Memphis District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Tri-State Security, Inc., which provides security services for various companies in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in July of 2004, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee. The case was based on discrimination of a handicapped person, in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The complainant, who intervened in the suit, was a male who was hit by a car as a child and suffered brain damage and was sus…

The Memphis District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Tri-State Security, Inc., which provides security services for various companies in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in July of 2004, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee. The case was based on discrimination of a handicapped person, in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The complainant, who intervened in the suit, was a male who was hit by a car as a child and suffered brain damage and was susceptible to seizures. He was hired to be a security guard by the defendants and then was terminated upon the defendants learning he needed medication for seizures. The suit was resolved by a consent decree in January of 2005.

The consent decree contained both monetary and injunctive relief. The defendant was to pay the complainant $30,000. The injunctive relief consisted of two hours of training about harassment under the American's With Disabilities Act. In addition they were to place notice of the suit in their facility. The settlement term was 3 years. The docket sheet does not show any further enforcement; the case was presumably closed in 2008.

Summary Authors

Alex Bean (7/23/2007)

People

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Judge(s)

Lee, Susan K. (Tennessee)

Judge(s)

Lee, Susan K. (Tennessee)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:04-cv-00219

Docket (PACER)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Tri-Sate Security, Inc.

Jan. 26, 2005

Jan. 26, 2005

Docket
1

1:04-cv-00219

Complaint

EEOC v. Tri-State Security Inc

July 22, 2004

July 22, 2004

Complaint
2

1:04-cv-00219

Amended Complaint

EEOC v. Tri-State Security Inc

Aug. 12, 2004

Aug. 12, 2004

Complaint
4

1:04-cv-00219

Complaint to Intervene

EEOC v. Tri-State Security Inc

Oct. 1, 2004

Oct. 1, 2004

Complaint
9

1:04-cv-00219

Charge of Discrimination [Supplement to Complaint]

EEOC v. Tri-State Security Inc

Oct. 29, 2004

Oct. 29, 2004

Complaint
18

1:04-cv-00219

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Tri-State Security Inc

Jan. 26, 2005

Jan. 26, 2005

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/14118717/equal-employment-opportunity-commission-v-tri-sate-security-inc/

Last updated July 19, 2022, 3 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT against Tri-Sate Security, Inc., filed by plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: #(1) Civil Cover Sheet)(TJG) (Entered: 07/26/2004)

1 Civil Cover Sheet

View on PACER

July 22, 2004

July 22, 2004

PACER
2

AMENDED COMPLAINT against Tri-Sate Security, Inc., filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(TJG, ) (Entered: 08/12/2004)

Aug. 12, 2004

Aug. 12, 2004

PACER
3

WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Tri-Sate Security, Inc. waiver sent on 8/19/2004, answer due 10/18/2004. (TJG, ) (Entered: 09/16/2004)

Sept. 13, 2004

Sept. 13, 2004

PACER
4

MOTION TO INTERVENE as a party plaintiff by Atty William J. Brown on behalf of Rocky Dillard. (Attachments: #(1) Exhibit 1: Complaint)(TJG, ) (Entered: 10/06/2004)

1 Exhibit 1: Complaint

View on PACER

Oct. 1, 2004

Oct. 1, 2004

PACER
5

MEMORANDUM in Support of Motion re 4 MOTION to Intervene. (TJG, ) (Entered: 10/06/2004)

Oct. 6, 2004

Oct. 6, 2004

PACER
6

NOTICE of Hearing on Motion 4 MOTION to Intervene: Motion Hearing set for 10/22/2004 09:00 AM in Courtroom 4 before Magistrate Susan K Lee. (TJG, ) (Entered: 10/06/2004)

Oct. 6, 2004

Oct. 6, 2004

PACER
7

Defendant's ANSWER to Amended Complaint by Tri-Sate Security, Inc..(Barry, John) (Entered: 10/14/2004)

Oct. 14, 2004

Oct. 14, 2004

PACER
8

AGREED ORDER PERMITTING INTERVENTION that Rocky Dillard is permitted to intervene as an interested party represented by counsel, William J. Brown 4 . Signed by Judge Susan K Lee on 10/14/04. (ALR, ) (Entered: 10/14/2004)

Oct. 14, 2004

Oct. 14, 2004

PACER
9

SUPPLEMENT (Charge of Discrimination) to 1 Complaint, 2 Amended Complaint by Rocky Dillard, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (TJG, ) (Entered: 10/29/2004)

Oct. 29, 2004

Oct. 29, 2004

PACER
10

ANSWER to Complaint of Intervening Plaintiff by Tri-Sate Security, Inc..(Barry, John) (Entered: 10/29/2004)

Oct. 29, 2004

Oct. 29, 2004

PACER
11

NOTICE of Hearing: Scheduling Conference set for 11/8/2004 02:30 PM before Honorable Curtis L Collier. (CHP, ) (Entered: 11/09/2004)

Nov. 8, 2004

Nov. 8, 2004

PACER
12

DISCLOSURES by Tri-Sate Security, Inc..(Barry, John) (Entered: 11/24/2004)

Nov. 24, 2004

Nov. 24, 2004

PACER
13

DISCLOSURES by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(Williams, Faye) (Entered: 12/01/2004)

Dec. 1, 2004

Dec. 1, 2004

PACER
14

DISCLOSURES by Rocky Dillard.(Brown, William) (Entered: 12/01/2004)

Dec. 1, 2004

Dec. 1, 2004

PACER
15

SUBPOENA Returned Executed as to Larry Jones on 12-6-04 (Barry, John) (Entered: 12/14/2004)

Dec. 14, 2004

Dec. 14, 2004

PACER
16

AGREED ORDER directing production, inspection and copying of certain records held by the SSA pertaining to claimant Rocky Dillard.Signed by Judge Susan K Lee on 12/13/04. (GRE, ) (Entered: 12/14/2004)

Dec. 14, 2004

Dec. 14, 2004

PACER
17

SCHEDULING ORDER: Jury Trial set for 11/7/2005 09:00 AM in First Floor Courtroom before Honorable Curtis L Collier. Final Pretrial Conference set for 10/28/2005 04:00 PM before Honorable Curtis L Collier. Discovery due by 8/26/2005. Motions due by 9/2/2005.Signed by Judge Curtis L Collier on 12/22/2004. (CHP, ) (Entered: 12/22/2004)

Dec. 22, 2004

Dec. 22, 2004

PACER
18

CONSENT JUDGMENTSigned by Judge Curtis L Collier on 1/26/2005. (CHP, ) (Entered: 01/26/2005)

Jan. 26, 2005

Jan. 26, 2005

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: Tennessee

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: July 22, 2004

Closing Date: Jan. 26, 2008

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

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

Plaintiff Type(s):

EEOC Plaintiff

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

EEOC

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Tri-State Security, Inc. (Chattanooga), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12111 et seq.

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: 30000

Order Duration: 2005 - 2008

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Retaliation Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Discrimination-basis:

Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits