Case: EEOC v. GOLD KIST INC

1:97-cv-03529 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

Filed Date: Nov. 24, 1997

Closed Date: Feb. 20, 1999

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Case Summary

In November 1997, the Atlanta office of the EEOC brought this suit against Gold Kist, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. After several discovery motions, the case settled by entry of a consent decree in February 1999. No other information was made available pertaining to the nature of the suit or the consent decree.

Summary Authors

Kevin Wilemon (7/17/2007)

People


Judge(s)

Hagy, C. Christopher (Georgia)

Strother, John R. Jr. (Georgia)

Judge(s)

Hagy, C. Christopher (Georgia)

Strother, John R. Jr. (Georgia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket (PACER)

Equal Employment v. Gold Kist, Inc.

Feb. 20, 1999 Docket

Docket

Last updated May 12, 2022, 8 p.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT filed and summons issued. Consent form to proceed before U.S. magistrate and pretrial instructions given to attorney; jury demand (fmr emp) (Entered: 12/02/1997)

Nov. 24, 1997
2

ANSWERS TO MANDATORY DISCLOSURES by plaintiff (fmr emp) (Entered: 12/02/1997)

Nov. 24, 1997

CASE REFERRED to Mag Judge John R. Strother Jr. (Calendar sheets & copy of notice forwarded to JRS & GET) (fmr emp) (Entered: 12/02/1997)

Nov. 24, 1997
3

WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed as to Gold Kist, Inc. mailed 12/2/97; Answer due by 1/31/98 for Gold Kist, Inc. (fmr emp) (Entered: 01/15/1998)

Jan. 14, 1998
4

ANSWER by dft to complaint [1-1]; Discovery ends 6/29/98 (fmr emp) (Entered: 02/02/1998)

Jan. 30, 1998

Consent to proceed bfr Mag Judge to parties w/letter. (fmr emp) (Entered: 02/02/1998)

Feb. 2, 1998
5

ANSWERS TO MANDATORY DISCLOSURES by defendant (jls) (Entered: 02/17/1998)

Feb. 17, 1998
6

Certificate of interested persons. (to JRS) (pa) (Entered: 02/19/1998)

Feb. 17, 1998
7

Preliminary Statement and Scheduling Order. (to mag) (jls) (Entered: 03/11/1998)

March 10, 1998
8

MOTION to withdraw by Charles William Brown as attorney for Gold Kist, Inc. with brief in support w/ proposed order. (jls) Modified on 03/12/1998 (Entered: 03/12/1998)

March 10, 1998

ENDORSED ORDER on 3/17/98 by Mag Judge John R. Strother Jr. APPROVING [7-1] preliminary statement. (cc) (jls) (Entered: 03/19/1998)

March 17, 1998
9

Notice of filing of withdrawal by atty Charles Brown for defendant. (jls) (Entered: 03/24/1998)

March 18, 1998
10

Notice of withdrawal, by Charles William Brown as attorney for Gold Kist, Inc. w/certificate of consent. (jls) (Entered: 03/24/1998)

March 18, 1998

Terminated submissions. (jls) (Entered: 04/17/1998)

April 17, 1998
11

MOTION by Lori Ann Holbrook, Kristeen L. O'Neal to intervene with brief in support. (jls) (Entered: 05/14/1998)

May 12, 1998
12

Response by plaintiff [11-1] motion to intervene w/proposed order. (jls) Modified on 05/21/1998 (Entered: 05/21/1998)

May 18, 1998
13

Supplemental ANSWERS TO MANDATORY DISCLOSURES by plaintiff. (jls) (Entered: 05/21/1998)

May 18, 1998

Returned discovery materials to pla's counsel pursuant to L.R. 225-3(a). (jls) (Entered: 05/21/1998)

May 18, 1998
14

Response by defendant Gold Kist, Inc. in opposition to [11-1] motion to intervene (pa) (Entered: 05/27/1998)

May 26, 1998

Completed referral to Mag Judge John R. Strother Jr. (so) (Entered: 05/29/1998)

May 29, 1998

CASE REFERRED to Mag Judge C. C. Hagy (Calendar sheets forwarded) (so) (Entered: 05/29/1998)

May 29, 1998
15

Stipulation and CONSENT ORDER by Mag Judge C. C. Hagy, extending time for discovery to and thru 8/31/98 . Discovery ends 8/31/98 . (cc) (jls) Modified on 06/04/1998 (Entered: 06/04/1998)

June 3, 1998
16

Stipulation and CONSENT ORDER by Mag Judge C. C. Hagy regarding pla's request for entry upon land . Parties have until 6/12/98 to reach agreement, in none reached dft has until 6/22/98 to respond to request. (cc) (jls) (Entered: 06/04/1998)

June 3, 1998

SUBMITTED to Mag Judge C. C. Hagy on [11-1] motion to intervene. (jls) (Entered: 06/04/1998)

June 4, 1998
17

Response by defendant in opposition to pla's first request for entry upon land as directed by [16-1] consent order. (jls) Modified on 06/23/1998 (Entered: 06/23/1998)

June 22, 1998
18

ORDER by Mag Judge C. C. Hagy GRANTING [11-1] motion to intervene by movants Lori Ann Holbrook and Krsiteen L. O'Neal. (cc) (jls) (Entered: 06/29/1998)

June 26, 1998
19

Reply memo by plaintiff to dft's [17-1] response in opposition to pla's first request for entry upon land. (jls) (Entered: 07/29/1998)

July 9, 1998
20

Intervenor's complaint by against defendant Gold Kist, Inc. (pa) Modified on 07/29/1998 (Entered: 07/16/1998)

July 13, 1998
21

Certificate of interested persons. (to GET) (pa) Modified on 07/29/1998 (Entered: 07/16/1998)

July 13, 1998
22

Response by plaintiff to dft's[5-1] answer to mandatory disclosures. (jls) (Entered: 07/29/1998)

July 13, 1998
24

Joint MOTION to extend time for discovery to and through 9/30/98. (to CCH) (jls) (Entered: 08/14/1998)

Aug. 10, 1998
25

ANSWERS TO MANDATORY DISCLOSURES by defendant (jls) (Entered: 08/14/1998)

Aug. 12, 1998
26

ORDER by Mag Judge C. C. Hagy GRANTING [24-1] joint motion to extend time for discovery. Discovery ends 9/30/98 (cc) (aet) (Entered: 08/18/1998)

Aug. 17, 1998
28

Application for admission of Glinton R. Darien Jr. pro hac vice for defendant (jls) (Entered: 10/13/1998)

Sept. 11, 1998
27

Stipulation, extending time to and through 12/10/98 for discovery . (to CCH) (jls) (Entered: 10/06/1998)

Sept. 29, 1998

ENDORSED ORDER by Judge G. E. Tidwell GRANTING [28-1] pro hac vice application for Glinton R. Darien, Jr. (cc) (jls) (Entered: 10/13/1998)

Oct. 6, 1998

Proposed Protective Order. to CCH. (fmm) (Entered: 10/14/1998)

Oct. 9, 1998
29

Agreed PROTECTIVE ORDER ENTERED and GRANTED by Judge John R. Strother, Jr. Order outlines agreement in regards to requirements for handling private and secret information and process for designating information as private or secret. (cc) (jls) (Entered: 10/19/1998)

Oct. 14, 1998

ENDORSED ORDER by Mag Judge C. C. Hagy GRANTING [27-1] stipulation extending time to and through 12/10/98 for discovery. Discovery ends 12/10/98 . (cc) (jls) (Entered: 10/19/1998)

Oct. 15, 1998
30

MOTION by defendant for protective order with brief in support. (jls) (Entered: 11/05/1998)

Nov. 2, 1998
31

ORDER by Mag Judge C. C. Hagy extending discovery. Discovery ends 2/26/99 . (cc) (jls) (Entered: 11/23/1998)

Nov. 19, 1998
32

Joint MOTION to extend time for discovery w/proposed order. (to CCH) (jls) (Entered: 11/23/1998)

Nov. 19, 1998
34

Stipulation, extending time thru 12/8/98 to respond to [30-1] motion for protective order by plaintiff & intervenors. (ext of time already approved by GET) (pa) (Entered: 11/30/1998)

Nov. 20, 1998
33

CONSENT ORDER by Mag Judge C. C. Hagy, extending time for pla and pla-intervenor to respond to [30-1] motion for protective order , [30-1] motion for protective order to be submitted on 12/8/98 (cc) (jls) (Entered: 11/23/1998)

Nov. 23, 1998
35

ORDER by Mag Judge C. C. Hagy GRANTING [32-1] joint motion to extend time for discovery, Discovery ends 2/26/99 (cc) (pa) (Entered: 12/01/1998)

Nov. 25, 1998
36

ORDER by Mag Judge C. C. Hagy, extending time for discovery . Discovery ends 2/26/99 . (no further extension will be granted absent unusual extenuating circumstances. (cc) (aet) (Entered: 12/02/1998)

Dec. 2, 1998
38

Response by plaintiff to [30-1] motion for protective order... and (pa) Modified on 12/10/1998 (Entered: 12/10/1998)

Dec. 8, 1998
38

MOTION by plaintiff to compel dft to respond to all discovery requests re sexual harassment with brief in support. (pa) Modified on 12/10/1998 (Entered: 12/10/1998)

Dec. 8, 1998
39

Response by intervenors to [30-1] motion for protective order..... and (pa) (Entered: 12/10/1998)

Dec. 8, 1998
39

...MOTION by intervenors to compel discovery responses with brief in support. (pa) Modified on 12/10/1998 (Entered: 12/10/1998)

Dec. 8, 1998

SUBMITTED to Mag Judge C. C. Hagy on [30-1] motion for protective order (pa) (Entered: 12/22/1998)

Dec. 22, 1998
40

MOTION by defendant to compel medical records with brief in support. (pa) (Entered: 12/28/1998)

Dec. 23, 1998
41

Reply by defendant to [38-1] pla's response, [30-1] motion for protective order (pa) (Entered: 12/29/1998)

Dec. 28, 1998
42

Reply by plaintiff to [39-1] intervenors'response, to [30-1] motion for protective order with certificationn of good faith efforts to resolve discovery disputes. (pa) (Entered: 12/29/1998)

Dec. 28, 1998
43

Notice of filing discovery material by intervenor. (pa) (Entered: 01/05/1999)

Dec. 29, 1998

Deposition of DAVID JASON CHASTAIN taken for intervenors (pa) (Entered: 01/05/1999)

Dec. 29, 1998
44

Notification to Court that parties have enteredinto a tentative Settlement Agreement. To:CCH (pa) (Entered: 01/11/1999)

Jan. 8, 1999
45

Notice of filing Supplemental Notification of agreement to extend time to finalize settlement agreement thru 1/22/99. (pa) (Entered: 01/21/1999)

Jan. 15, 1999
46

Notice of Third Notification to extend to extend time through 1/28/99 to finalize settlement agreement by parties. To:CCH (pa) (Entered: 01/27/1999)

Jan. 22, 1999

SUBMITTED to Mag Judge C. C. Hagy on [40-1] motion to compel medical records, [39-1] motion to compel discovery responses, [38-1] motion to compel dft to respond to all discovery requests re sexual harassment. ***FILE IN CHAMBERS*** (so) (Entered: 01/27/1999)

Jan. 27, 1999
47

Stipulation dismissing action w/ prejudice . Parties to bear their own costs. (aprvd by Clrk) (cc) (so) (Entered: 02/11/1999)

Feb. 9, 1999

Proposed Consent Decree. (to GET) (so) (Entered: 02/11/1999)

Feb. 9, 1999

Case terminated. (so) (Entered: 02/11/1999)

Feb. 11, 1999

Completed referral to Mag Judge C. C. Hagy (so) (Entered: 02/11/1999)

Feb. 11, 1999

Terminated submissions. (so) (Entered: 02/20/1999)

Feb. 20, 1999

State / Territory: Georgia

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Nov. 24, 1997

Closing Date: Feb. 20, 1999

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: Unknown

Class Action Outcome: Unknown

Defendants

Gold Kist, Inc. , Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Unknown

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit