Case: EEOC v. U-HAUL INTERNATIONAL, INC. DBA U-HAUL CO. OF TENNESSEE

3:06-cv-00932 | U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee

Filed Date: Sept. 28, 2006

Closed Date: June 22, 2008

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Case Summary

The EEOC's Memphis district office sued U-Haul International, Inc., d/b/a U-Haul Company of Tennessee on September 28, 2006 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee. The EEOC's complaint alleged that the defendant violated Title VII when it discriminated based on race (African American) by terminating the complainant's employment based on his race. The parties entered into a consent decree on June 22, 2007, which stipulated that the defendant would pay the complainant $35,000 in damages, post a notice of compliance with Title VII, and provide Title VII training to its managers at its Nashville, Tennessee store. The settlement term was one year. The docket sheet does not show any further enforcement; the case was presumably closed in 2008.

Summary Authors

Aaron Weismann (7/17/2007)

People


Judge(s)

Echols, Robert L. (Tennessee)

Judge(s)

Echols, Robert L. (Tennessee)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket (PACER)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. U-Haul International, Inc.

July 5, 2007 Docket
1

Complaint

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. U-Haul International, Inc.

Sept. 28, 2006 Complaint
15

Consent Decree

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. U-Haul International, Inc.

June 22, 2007 Settlement Agreement
18

Joint Stipulation and Agreed Order of Dismissal

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. U-Haul International, Inc.

July 5, 2007 Order/Opinion

Docket

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

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT against U-Haul International, Inc. , filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.No summons issued.(eh) (Entered: 09/29/2006)

Sept. 28, 2006
2

NOTICE from USDC Clerk regarding Corporate Disclosure Statement requirement (eh) (Entered: 09/29/2006)

Sept. 28, 2006
3

NOTICE of Initial Case Management Conference set for Thursday 11/30/2006 at 09:30 AM in Courtroom 776 before Magistrate Judge John S. Bryant. (eh) (Entered: 09/29/2006)

Sept. 28, 2006
4

NOTICE of Appearance by Waverly David Crenshaw, Jr on behalf of U-Haul International, Inc. (Crenshaw, Waverly) (Entered: 11/17/2006)

Nov. 17, 2006
5

NOTICE of Appearance by Jason D. Fisher on behalf of U-Haul International, Inc. (Fisher, Jason) (Entered: 11/17/2006)

Nov. 17, 2006

NOTE TO FILERS: please remember to check the box that associates the attorney to the party, and to check the Notice box as it adds to you the service list. The Clerk's Office has added Attys Crenshaw and Fisher to the service list. (hv) (Entered: 11/17/2006)

Nov. 17, 2006
6

PROPOSED CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER (Initial) filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Dills, Steven) (Entered: 11/27/2006)

Nov. 27, 2006
7

MOTION to Continue Initial Case Management Conference by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order Granting Motion to Continue Initial Case Management Conference)(Dills, Steven) (Entered: 11/27/2006)

Nov. 27, 2006
8

ORDER granting 7 MOTION to Continue Initial Case Management Conference filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Case Management Conference reset for 12/11/2006 at 02:00 PM in Courtroom 776 before Magistrate Judge John S. Bryant. Signed by Judge John S. Bryant on 11/27/06. (hv) (Entered: 11/27/2006)

Nov. 27, 2006
9

ANSWER to Complaint by U-Haul International, Inc..(Fisher, Jason) (Entered: 12/08/2006)

Dec. 8, 2006
10

INITIAL CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER: Amended Pleadings due by 1/31/2007. Discovery due by 6/3/2007. Dispositive Motions due by 6/15/2007. Signed by Judge John S. Bryant on 12/12/06. (dt) (Entered: 12/12/2006)

Dec. 12, 2006
11

ORDER: Parties have requested a settlement conference before Magistrate Judge Brown. This matter is referred to him for settlement purposes. Signed by Judge John S. Bryant on 12/12/06. (gi, ) (Entered: 12/12/2006)

Dec. 12, 2006
12

ORDER setting a Settlement Conference for 4/10/2007 at 09:30 AM in Courtroom 783 before Magistrate Judge Joe Brown. By 12:00 noon on 4/5/07, parties shall deliver under seal to the courtroom deputy settlement conference statements. Signed by Judge Joe Brown on 3/14/07. (gi, ) (Entered: 03/14/2007)

March 14, 2007
13

ORDER: Settlement Conference held on 4/10/07. The Magistrate Judge has now been advised that the parties have reached a settlement in this case. Parties are requested to file the appropriate papers concluding this litigation by 6/8/07. In view of this settlement, it appears that nothing further remains to be done by the Magistrate Judge and the Clerk is directed to return the file to the District Judge for further proceedings concerning the consent decree and other matters to accomplish the settlement. Judge Joe Brown no longer assigned to case. Signed by Judge Joe Brown on 5/15/07. (dt, ) (Entered: 05/16/2007)

May 15, 2007
14

PROPOSED ORDER OF DISMISSAL (Consent Decree) filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Dills, Steven) (Entered: 06/12/2007)

June 12, 2007
15

CONSENT DECREE: the provisions of this Decree shall continue to be effective & binding upon the parties for one year; deft shall provide training for all its U-Haul Co general managers re Title VII and post Notice of Title VII. Individual Relief: the deft shall pay to oluseyi Kunnu $35,000 ($17,500 back pay & $17,500 compensatory damages) within 10 days after the entry of the Decree less appropriate withholding including federal income tax and social security. See Consent Decree for further details. Signed by Judge Robert Echols on 6/22/07. (hv) (Entered: 06/25/2007)

June 22, 2007
16

Docket entry no. 15 was entered on the docket in compliance with Rule 58 and/or Rule 79(a) FRCvP, on 6/25/07 by hv. (hv) (Entered: 06/25/2007)

June 25, 2007
17

STIPULATION of Dismissal and Agreed Order by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, U-Haul International, Inc.. (Crenshaw, Waverly) (Entered: 07/05/2007)

July 5, 2007
18

JOINT STIPULATION AND AGREED ORDER OF DISMISSAL: All claims asserted against U-Haul International, Inc., in this action are dismissed with prejudice. Signed by Judge Robert Echols on 7/2/07. (dt) (Entered: 07/05/2007)

July 5, 2007

State / Territory: Tennessee

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 28, 2006

Closing Date: June 22, 2008

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

U-Haul International, Inc. (Nashville, TN), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

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: 35000

Order Duration: 2007 - 2008

Content of Injunction:

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Discrimination Prohibition

Retaliation Prohibition

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

Black

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits