Case: EEOC v. FEDEX

2:05-cv-01677 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington

Filed Date: Sept. 30, 2005

Closed Date: Jan. 3, 2007

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Case Summary

In October 2005, the Seattle District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Federal Express Corporation in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington alleging discrimination on the basis of sex in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the defendant allegedly refused to transfer the charging party, a female employee, to the position she requested because of her sex. After a status conference and some scheduling orders, the parties settled in January 2007, voluntarily dismissing the case. We do not have a copy of the settlement agreement; therefore, the exact terms of the agreement are unknown.

Summary Authors

Jason Chester (7/24/2007)

People


Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Katahira, Wesley (Washington)

Lee, James L. (District of Columbia)

Lucero, A. Luis Jr. (Washington)

Reams, Gwendolyn Young (District of Columbia)

Stanley, John F. (Washington)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Katahira, Wesley (Washington)

Lee, James L. (District of Columbia)

Lucero, A. Luis Jr. (Washington)

Reams, Gwendolyn Young (District of Columbia)

Stanley, John F. (Washington)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:05-cv-01677

Docket [PACER]

EEOC v. Federal Express Corporation

Jan. 3, 2007

Jan. 3, 2007

Docket
1

2:05-cv-01677

Complaint

EEOC v. Federal Express Corporation

Oct. 4, 2005

Oct. 4, 2005

Complaint
24

2:05-cv-01677

Stipulation of Dismissal

EEOC v. Federal Express Corporation

Jan. 3, 2007

Jan. 3, 2007

Pleading / Motion / Brief

Resources

Docket

Last updated July 22, 2022, 3:02 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINTand JURY TRIAL DEMAND against defendant Federal Express Corporation (Summons(es) issued) (Receipt # fee waived, USA) , filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet # 2 Email request to file new case)(PM, ) (Entered: 10/07/2005)

Oct. 4, 2005

Oct. 4, 2005

2

DECLARATION OF SERVICE OF SUMMONS and Complaint upon defendant Federal Express Corporation on 10/6/2005 (CL, ) (Entered: 10/13/2005)

Oct. 12, 2005

Oct. 12, 2005

3

ORDER REGARDING DISCOVERY AND DEPOSITIONS by Judge John C Coughenour. (JM, ) (Entered: 10/25/2005)

Oct. 25, 2005

Oct. 25, 2005

4

MINUTE ENTRY setting status conference: The attorney who will be responsible for trying the case should attend the conference and be prepared to discuss the following matters at the conference: 1. The nature of the case, 2. The status of matters which are presently set before the Court, e.g., hearings, motions, etc., 3. The status of discovery and a time schedule for its completion, 4. A statement of any legal issues about which motions are contemplated and a possible briefing schedule, 5. An estimate of the number of days needed for trial, 6. Whether the case is jury or non-jury, 7. The date by which the case will be ready for trial, and 8. Settlement probabilities. Counsel for all parties are required to appear at the conference. If counsel office is outside of Seattle, arrangements can be made for telephonic participation in the conference. If counsel wish to make such arrangements, they should contact Julie Mahnke, Deputy Clerk at 206-370-8805. COUNSEL FOR THE PLAINTIFF IS DIRECTED TO NOTIFY ALL PARTIES OF THE DATE AND TIME OF THE SCHEDULED CONFERENCE. Status Conference set for 1/5/2006 at 09:00 AM before John C Coughenour. (JM, ) (Entered: 10/25/2005)

Oct. 25, 2005

Oct. 25, 2005

5

NOTICE of Appearance by attorney Thomas A Lemly on behalf of Defendant Federal Express Corporation (Lemly, Thomas) (Entered: 10/27/2005)

Oct. 27, 2005

Oct. 27, 2005

7

APPLICATION by Defendant Federal Express Corporation AND ORDER admitting George C Wallace for Federal Express Corporation pro hac vice. Receipt # 320521. (LT, ) (Entered: 11/04/2005)

Nov. 3, 2005

Nov. 3, 2005

8

MINUTES OF STATUS CONFERENCE: JCC; Dep Clerk: JM; CR: Zielie; Counsel: Katahira/Lemly; Called, counsel advises the Court of status. Court directs counsel to be guided by Local Civil Rule 16 in completing discovery and filing dispositive motions. Note that all depositions, discovery and perpetuation, must be completed before the discovery completion date. Jury instructions, if any, are to be filed with the Clerk and shall include an original version and two copies thereof, each numbered sequentially and with citations, and one copy on plain white paper without numbering or citations. Counsel are advised that the Court will rely primarily upon the Manual of Model Jury Instructions for the Ninth Circuit in preparation of final instructions for submission to the jury. Counsel are advised that this case is one of several cases set for the week described below. Counsel must be prepared to commence trial as scheduled, but it must be understood that the trial may have to be continued. The Clerk should be contacted as the trial date approaches for further information regarding the calendar. Pretrial and trial schedule are set as follows: Jury Trial is set for 2/12/2007 at 09:30 AM before John C Coughenour. Pretrial Order due by 2/2/2007; Pleading amendment/3rd pty action due by 6/9/2006; 39.1 mediation to be completed by 12/15/2006; Trial briefs to be submitted by 2/8/2007; Proposed voir dire/jury instructions due by 2/8/2007; (JM, ) (Entered: 01/05/2006)

Jan. 5, 2006

Jan. 5, 2006

9

MOTION for Extension of Time Motion of Defendant for Extension of the January 5, 2006 Minute Order Setting Trial Date and Related Dates by Defendant Federal Express Corporation. Noting Date 10/5/2006. (Lemly, Thomas) (Entered: 09/28/2006)

Sept. 28, 2006

Sept. 28, 2006

10

DECLARATION of Richard McConnell filed by Defendant Federal Express Corporation re 9 MOTION for Extension of Time Motion of Defendant for Extension of the January 5, 2006 Minute Order Setting Trial Date and Related Dates (Lemly, Thomas) (Entered: 09/28/2006)

Sept. 28, 2006

Sept. 28, 2006

11

DECLARATION of Barak J. Babcock filed by Defendant Federal Express Corporation re 9 MOTION for Extension of Time Motion of Defendant for Extension of the January 5, 2006 Minute Order Setting Trial Date and Related Dates (Lemly, Thomas) (Entered: 09/28/2006)

Sept. 28, 2006

Sept. 28, 2006

12

APPLICATION by Defendant Federal Express Corporation AND ORDER admitting Barak J Babcock for Federal Express Corporation pro hac vice. Receipt # SEA4326. (Attachments: # 1 declaration)(ECF application mailed to atty).(CL, ) (Entered: 09/29/2006)

Sept. 29, 2006

Sept. 29, 2006

14

NOTICE by Defendant Federal Express Corporation that the following is RE-NOTED: 9 MOTION for Extension of Time Motion of Defendant for Extension of the January 5, 2006 Minute Order Setting Trial Date and Related Dates Noting Date 10/10/2006. (Lemly, Thomas) (Entered: 10/02/2006)

Oct. 2, 2006

Oct. 2, 2006

15

RESPONSE, by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, to 9 MOTION for Extension of Time Motion of Defendant for Extension of the January 5, 2006 Minute Order Setting Trial Date and Related Dates . (Katahira, Wesley) (Entered: 10/04/2006)

Oct. 4, 2006

Oct. 4, 2006

16

Incorrect main document; to be refiled DECLARATION of Wesley Katahira filed by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission re 9 MOTION for Extension of Time Motion of Defendant for Extension of the January 5, 2006 Minute Order Setting Trial Date and Related Dates (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1# 2 Exhibit 2# 3 Exhibit 3# 4 Exhibit 4# 5 Exhibit 5)(Katahira, Wesley) Modified on 10/6/2006 (DM, ). (Entered: 10/04/2006)

Oct. 4, 2006

Oct. 4, 2006

NOTICE of Docket Text Modification re 16 Declaration: Incorrect document filed as the main document (repeat of Response 15 to Motion 9; Declaration will be refiled. (DM, ) (Entered: 10/06/2006)

Oct. 6, 2006

Oct. 6, 2006

17

PRAECIPE to attach document (Declaration) OF WESLEY KATAHIRA IN SUPPORT OF EEOC'S RESPONSE TO DEFENDANT'S MOTION FOR EXTENSION OF THE JANUARY 5, 2006 MOTION ORDER SETTING TRIAL DATE AND RELATED DATES re 16 Declaration, by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Katahira, Wesley) (Entered: 10/06/2006)

Oct. 6, 2006

Oct. 6, 2006

18

REPLY, filed by Defendant Federal Express Corporation, TO RESPONSE to 9 MOTION for Extension of Time Motion of Defendant for Extension of the January 5, 2006 Minute Order Setting Trial Date and Related Dates (Babcock, Barak) (Entered: 10/09/2006)

Oct. 9, 2006

Oct. 9, 2006

19

NOTICE of Appearance by attorney Molly P Kucuk on behalf of Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Kucuk, Molly) (Entered: 10/11/2006)

Oct. 11, 2006

Oct. 11, 2006

20

SURREPLY filed by Defendant Federal Express Corporation re 9 MOTION for Extension of Time Motion of Defendant for Extension of the January 5, 2006 Minute Order Setting Trial Date and Related Dates Supplemental Reply via letter brief (Babcock, Barak) (Entered: 10/18/2006)

Oct. 18, 2006

Oct. 18, 2006

21

RESPONSE by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission re 20 Surreply,. (Katahira, Wesley) (Entered: 10/18/2006)

Oct. 18, 2006

Oct. 18, 2006

22

ORDER by Judge John C Coughenour. The Court GRANTS 9 Dft's MOTION for Extension of Time. The deadlines are reset as follows: Discovery completed by 1/15/2007; Dispositive motions due by 2/12/2007; Pretrial Order due by 5/4/2007; 39.1 Settlement Report due by 3/16/2007; Trial briefs to be submitted by 5/10/2007; Proposed voir dire/jury instructions due by 5/10/2007; Jury Trial is set for 5/14/2007 before John C Coughenour. (CL, ) (Entered: 11/14/2006)

Nov. 14, 2006

Nov. 14, 2006

24

STIPULATION OF DISMISSAL WITH PREJUDICE UNDER RULE 41 by parties. (Olson, Kathryn) (Entered: 01/03/2007)

Jan. 3, 2007

Jan. 3, 2007

Case Details

State / Territory: Washington

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 30, 2005

Closing Date: Jan. 3, 2007

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

Federal Express Corporation, Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Unknown

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Voluntary Dismissal

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits