Case: EEOC v. American Cyanamid Company

4:01-cv-01132 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri

Filed Date: July 19, 2001

Closed Date: Nov. 20, 2005

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Case Summary

The EEOC's St. Louis office filed this suit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, St. Louis Division on July 19, 2001. The case was quickly transferred to the Hannibal Division. The suit alleged that American Cyanamid Company, which was subsequently purchased by BASF, withdrew job offers to two potential employees because they had diabetes, in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The dispute settled by consent decree on November 20, 2002, soon after defendant's motion for summary judgment was denied. The charging parties were awarded approximately $75,000. BASF agreed to place the complainants in the job they were originally hired for. BASF also agree to pay monetary damages. Finally, BASF agreed to report to the EEOC any future complaints involving similar circumstances and allow the EEOC to inspect the premises yearly.

Summary Authors

Jason Chester (7/19/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

4:01-cv-01132

Docket (PACER)

EEOC v. American Cyanamid Co

Dec. 6, 2001

Dec. 6, 2001

Docket

2:01-cv-00110

Docket (PACER) [After transfer to Northern Division]

EEOC v. American Cyanamid Co, et al

Nov. 20, 2002

Nov. 20, 2002

Docket
55

2:01-cv-00110

Memorandum and Order

2002 WL 31505551

Oct. 8, 2002

Oct. 8, 2002

Order/Opinion
59

2:01-cv-00110

Consent Decree

Nov. 20, 2002

Nov. 20, 2002

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 13, 2022, 3:15 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT; # Waivers of Service Issued: 1 # Counts: 1; jury demand (KLK) (Entered: 07/23/2001)

July 19, 2001

July 19, 2001

2

TRACK INFORMATION STATEMENT filed by plaintiff EEOC track 2 preferred (KLK) (Entered: 07/23/2001)

July 19, 2001

July 19, 2001

3

WAIVER OF SERVICE executed upon defendant American Cyanamid Co on 7/19/01 by serving Clifford A. Godiner, Atty. (FCE) (Entered: 08/29/2001)

Aug. 27, 2001

Aug. 27, 2001

4

MOTION by plaintiff EEOC, defendant American Cyanamid Co to change venue (JWJ) (Entered: 09/17/2001)

Sept. 13, 2001

Sept. 13, 2001

5

ANSWER by defendant American Cyanamid Co to [1-1] (FCE) (Entered: 09/18/2001)

Sept. 17, 2001

Sept. 17, 2001

6

MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT by plaintiff EEOC re: motion to change venue [4-1] (FCE) (Entered: 10/01/2001)

Sept. 28, 2001

Sept. 28, 2001

7

RULE 16 ORDER by Honorable Charles A. Shaw ; standard(2) track , ; Rule 16 Conference 12/7/01 ; joint scheduling plan ddl 11/22/01 (cc: all counsel) (JWJ) (Entered: 10/11/2001)

Oct. 11, 2001

Oct. 11, 2001

8

JOINT PROPOSED SCHEDULING PLAN by plaintiff EEOC, defendant American Cyanamid Co (MRC) (Entered: 11/20/2001)

Nov. 15, 2001

Nov. 15, 2001

9

ORDER by Honorable Charles A. Shaw granting motion to change venue [4-1] transferring case to the Northern Division , IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the

Dec. 6, 2001

Dec. 6, 2001

Case Details

State / Territory: Missouri

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: July 19, 2001

Closing Date: Nov. 20, 2005

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

Local 887-C International Chemical Workers Union/United Food and Commercial, Private Entity/Person

BASF Corporation, Private Entity/Person

American Cyanamid Company (Palmyra, MO), 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

Monetary Relief

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Any published opinion

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: 75500

Order Duration: 2002 - 2005

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Reporting

Retaliation Prohibition

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Monitoring

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Hiring

Discrimination-basis:

Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits