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Case: EEOC v. QUALITY PORK PROCESSORS, INC.

0:01-cv-00143 | U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota

Filed Date: Jan. 25, 2001

Closed Date: April 1, 2007

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Case Summary

The Milwaukee office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, against Quality Pork Processors, Inc. The complaint, filed in January 2001, alleged race discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, specifically that Defendant subjected the charging party to a racially hostile work environment and then retaliated against her when she complained about the harassment. In November 2001, Defendant moved for summary judgment…

The Milwaukee office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, against Quality Pork Processors, Inc. The complaint, filed in January 2001, alleged race discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, specifically that Defendant subjected the charging party to a racially hostile work environment and then retaliated against her when she complained about the harassment. In November 2001, Defendant moved for summary judgment and the motion was granted in part in February 2002 (EEOC's claim for retaliation was dismissed at this time).

In February 2002 the parties engaged in a settlement conference and the case settled. In April 2002 a consent decree was entered. The decree, valid for five years, required Defendant to pay the charging party $15,000, expunge her employment records and provide her with a neutral employment reference. Defendant was enjoined from discrimination or retaliating in violation of Title VII and required to provide employment discrimination training to its employees, post a notice of non-discrimination at its work place, and adopt and disseminate an anti-discrimination policy.

The decree was entered in 2002 and scheduled to last 2007. No further docket entries exist, so the case is closed.

Summary Authors

Elizabeth Glassman (7/20/2007)

Clearinghouse (12/22/2018)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

0:01-cv-00143

Docket (PACER)

EEOC v. Quality Pork Processors, Inc of Texas

April 15, 2003

April 15, 2003

Docket
8

0:01-cv-00143

Stipulation for Protective Order and Order

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Quality Pork Processors, Inc of Texas

Oct. 25, 2001

Oct. 25, 2001

Order/Opinion
24

0:01-cv-00143

Order [Re: Motion to Compel]

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Quality Pork Processors, Inc of Texas

Nov. 27, 2001

Nov. 27, 2001

Order/Opinion
38

0:01-cv-00143

Order [Re: Motion to Compel]

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Quality Pork Processors, Inc of Texas

Dec. 21, 2001

Dec. 21, 2001

Order/Opinion
52

0:01-cv-00143

Memorandum Opinion and Order [Re: Motion for Summary Judgment]

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Quality Pork Processors, Inc of Texas

Feb. 1, 2002

Feb. 1, 2002

Order/Opinion
65

0:01-cv-00143

Order of Dismissal

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Quality Pork Processors, Inc of Texas

Feb. 22, 2002

Feb. 22, 2002

Order/Opinion
67

0:01-cv-00143

Stipulation and Order for Dismissal with Prejudice

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Quality Pork Processors, Inc of Texas

April 1, 2002

April 1, 2002

Order/Opinion
68

0:01-cv-00143

Consent Decree

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Quality Pork Processors, Inc of Texas

April 1, 2002

April 1, 2002

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4296680/eeoc-v-quality-pork-process/

Last updated Sept. 1, 2022, 3:10 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT - Summons issued. Assigned to Judge Richard H. Kyle per 440 Civil Rights List and referred to Magistrate Judge John M. Mason 5pg(s) (SJH)

Jan. 25, 2001

Jan. 25, 2001

PACER
2

ANSWER by defendant 5pg(s) (DFL)

Feb. 16, 2001

Feb. 16, 2001

PACER
3

RETURN OF SERVICE & summons executed upon deft Quality Pork Process on 2/14/01. (2pg(s) (DDB)

Feb. 16, 2001

Feb. 16, 2001

PACER
4

NOTICE FOR PRETRIAL CONFERENCE ( Magistrate Judge John M. Mason / 2/26/01) pretrial conference set for 2:00 p.m. on 4/4/01 ; Rule 26(f) report ddl set for 3/28/01 4pg(s) (cc: all counsel) (DFL)

Feb. 26, 2001

Feb. 26, 2001

RECAP
5

REPORT OF RULE 26(f) MEETING 3pg(s) (DFL)

March 13, 2001

March 13, 2001

PACER
6

PRETRIAL SCHEDULING ORDER ( Magistrate Judge John M. Mason / 4/11/01) amendments and adding parties complaint set for 6/1/01 ; discovery set for 11/1/01 ; non-dispositive motions set for 11/5/01 ; dispositive motions set for 1/1/02 ; ready for trial set 3/1/02 2pg(s) (cc: counsel) (DFL)

April 16, 2001

April 16, 2001

RECAP
7

NOTICE of assignment of case for trial jury trial set as of 3/1/02 3pg(s) (DFL)

Oct. 16, 2001

Oct. 16, 2001

RECAP
8

PROTECTIVE ORDER ( Magistrate Judge John M. Mason ) 5pg(s) (cc: all counsel) (VEM)

Oct. 25, 2001

Oct. 25, 2001

RECAP
21

JOINT MOTION to extend discovery schedule ( to Magistrate Judge John M. Mason ) 1pg(s) (DFL)

Nov. 5, 2001

Nov. 5, 2001

PACER
22

STIPULATION for modification of schedule order (denied per order of JMM on 11/6/01) 2pg(s) (DFL)

Nov. 5, 2001

Nov. 5, 2001

PACER
9

ORDER ( Magistrate Judge John M. Mason ) Parties joint motion for amended scheduling order is denied without prejudice for failure to comply with the requriements of LR 16.3(b). 1pg(s) (cc: all counsel) (VEM)

Nov. 6, 2001

Nov. 6, 2001

RECAP
10

MOTION by defendant to compel disclosure or discovery. ( to Magistrate Judge John M. Mason ) 2pg(s) (VEM)

Nov. 9, 2001

Nov. 9, 2001

PACER
11

MEMORANDUM by defendant in support of motion to compel disclosure or discovery. [10-1] 9 pg(s) (VEM)

Nov. 9, 2001

Nov. 9, 2001

PACER
12

AFFIDAVIT of Craig M. Byram regarding motion to compel disclosure or discovery. [10-1] 4+pg(s) (VEM)

Nov. 9, 2001

Nov. 9, 2001

PACER
13

EXHIBIT L by defendant to affidavit of Craig M Byram. [10-1] Separate and under seal (VEM)

Nov. 10, 2001

Nov. 10, 2001

PACER
14

RESPONSE by plaintiff EEOC to motion to compel disclosure or discovery [10-1] 12pg(s) (SEA)

Nov. 19, 2001

Nov. 19, 2001

PACER
15

EXHIBITS by plaintiff EEOC [14-1] 40pg(s) (SEA)

Nov. 19, 2001

Nov. 19, 2001

PACER
16

LETTER RE: SVC OF DISPOSITIVE MOTION PAPERS by defendant for summary judgment SVC LTR ( to Judge Richard H. Kyle ) 1pg(s) (DFL)

Nov. 19, 2001

Nov. 19, 2001

PACER
17

MOTION by defendant for summary judgment ( to Judge Richard H. Kyle ), ret. 12/28/01 at 8:00 a.m. 5pg(s) (DFL)

Nov. 19, 2001

Nov. 19, 2001

PACER
18

MEMORANDUM by defendant in support of motion for summary judgment [17-1] 26pg(s) (DFL)

Nov. 23, 2001

Nov. 23, 2001

PACER
19

AFFIDAVIT of John S. Beckmann regarding motion for summary judgment [17-1] 3+pg(s) separate (DFL)

Nov. 23, 2001

Nov. 23, 2001

PACER
20

AFFIDAVIT of Dale Wicks regarding motion for summary judgment [17-1] 6pg(s) (DFL)

Nov. 23, 2001

Nov. 23, 2001

PACER
23

MINUTES: ( Magistrate Judge John M. Mason ) taking under advisement on the motion to compel disclosure or discovery. [10-1] 1pg(s) (DFL)

Nov. 26, 2001

Nov. 26, 2001

PACER
24

ORDER ( Magistrate Judge John M. Mason / 11/27/01) granting in part defendant's motion to compel, Re: answering interrogatories 16,17,18 and 19 in writing; no later than 11/29/01, plaintiff serve answers upon defense counsel and shall lodge a copy of same with the chambers of this court [10-1]; the balance of the motion is taken under advisement 1pg(s) (cc: all counsel) (DFL)

Nov. 27, 2001

Nov. 27, 2001

RECAP
25

ORDER FOR PRETRIAL AND SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE ( Magistrate Judge John M. Mason / 12/4/01) pretrial conference set for 10:00 a.m. on 1/14/02 ; settlement conference set for 10:00 a.m. on 1/14/02 1pg(s) (cc: all counsel) (DFL)

Dec. 4, 2001

Dec. 4, 2001

RECAP
26

ORDER ( Magistrate Judge John M. Mason / 12/5/0-1), Re: plaintiffs answering certain interrogatories Order to show cause hrg set for 9:30 1/14/01 that plaintiffs show cause, if any, why sanctions should not be imposed pg(s) (cc: all counsel) (DFL)

Dec. 5, 2001

Dec. 5, 2001

RECAP
27

OBJECTIONS AND APPEAL from Magistrate Judge's Order ( to Judge Richard H. Kyle ) by plaintiff concerning order of 12/5/01 [26-2] 17 (DFL)

Dec. 6, 2001

Dec. 6, 2001

PACER
28

DECLARATION of Margaret Klexczewski re appeal from Magistrate Judge's Order [27-1] 7pg(s) (DFL)

Dec. 6, 2001

Dec. 6, 2001

PACER
29

MOTION by plaintiff to stay Magistrate's 12/5/01 order ( to Magistrate Judge John M. Mason ) 2pg(s) (DFL) Modified on 12/08/2001

Dec. 6, 2001

Dec. 6, 2001

PACER
30

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff in support of motion to stay Magistrate's 12/5/01 order [29-1] 2pg(s) (DFL)

Dec. 6, 2001

Dec. 6, 2001

PACER
31

ORDER ( Judge Richard H. Kyle / 12/7/01) granting motion to stay Magistrate's 12/5/01 order pending resolution of objections to andappeal of Magistrate Judge's order of 12/5/01 [29-1] 1pg(s) (cc: all counsel) (DFL)

Dec. 7, 2001

Dec. 7, 2001

RECAP
32

RESPONSE by plaintiff to motion for summary judgment [17-1] 24pg(s) (DFL)

Dec. 10, 2001

Dec. 10, 2001

PACER
33

DECLARATION of Tina Burnside re motion for summary judgment [17-1] 3+pg(s) separate (DFL)

Dec. 10, 2001

Dec. 10, 2001

PACER
34

ORDER ( Judge Richard H. Kyle / 12/13/01) that the order appealed from is affirmed; Judge Mason will advise parties of a new hearing date and briefing schedule with respect to the issue of sanctions; vacating [31-1] order of 12/7/01 2pg(s) (cc: all counsel) (DFL)

Dec. 13, 2001

Dec. 13, 2001

RECAP
35

REPLY MEMORANDUM by defendant to to EEOC's responsive memorandum to summary judgment motion [32-1] 11pg(s) (DFL)

Dec. 17, 2001

Dec. 17, 2001

PACER
36

AFFIDAVIT of John S. Beckmann regarding response [32-1] 2+pg(s) (DFL)

Dec. 17, 2001

Dec. 17, 2001

PACER
37

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff in opposition to sanctions 17 pg(s) (DFL)

Dec. 18, 2001

Dec. 18, 2001

PACER
42

RESPONSE by plaintiff to interrogatory No. 16 as ordered by the court dated 12/5/01. 2 pg(s) (VEM)

Dec. 18, 2001

Dec. 18, 2001

PACER
38

ORDER AND MEMORANDUM ( Magistrate Judge John M. Mason / 12/21/01) granting in part defendant's motion to compel disclosure or discovery [10-1]; defendant is entitled to recover reasonable expenses incurred in make the motion; no later than 12/31/01, defendant file a memorandum and affidavit specifying the relief requested, and the basis thereof; plaintiff may reply no later than 1/10/02; hearing set for 9:30 a.m. on 1/14/02 7pg(s) (cc: all counsel) (DFL)

Dec. 21, 2001

Dec. 21, 2001

RECAP
39

ORDER ( Judge Richard H. Kyle / 12/28/01), Re: schedule for submission of trial materials; certain materials are to be exchanged and filed by 2/14/02; responsive briefs, written objections and replies to trial briefs by 2/20/01 and responses to written objections by 2/25/02 3pg(s) (cc: all counsel) (DFL)

Dec. 27, 2001

Dec. 27, 2001

RECAP
43

MINUTES:( Judge Richard H. Kyle / R. Riley) taking under advisement Defts' motion for summary judgment. [17-1] 1 pg(s) (VEM)

Dec. 28, 2001

Dec. 28, 2001

PACER
40

BRIEF FILED by defendant regarding discovery sanctions 3pgs (DFL)

Jan. 2, 2002

Jan. 2, 2002

PACER
41

AFFIDAVIT of Craig M. Byram regarding brief on discovery sanctions [40-1] 11pg(s) (DFL)

Jan. 2, 2002

Jan. 2, 2002

PACER
44

EEOC'S REPLY MEMORANDUM OPPOSING SANCTIONS. 4+pg(s) (PAK)

Jan. 8, 2002

Jan. 8, 2002

PACER
46

MINUTES OF SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE: ( Magistrate Judge John M. Mason ) no settlement and granting motion to compel disclosure or discovery [10-1] 1pg(s) (DFL)

Jan. 14, 2002

Jan. 14, 2002

PACER
45

ORDER AND MEMORANDUM ( Magistrate Judge John M. Mason / 1/15/02) that no later than 1/28/02, plaintiff pay to defendant the sum of $3,472.89 for reimbursement of costs and attorneys' fees with respect to motion to compel 3 pg(s) (cc: all counsel) (DFL)

Jan. 15, 2002

Jan. 15, 2002

RECAP
47

TRANSCRIPT OF hearing held 1/14/02 by Magistrate Judge John M. Mason ( Lisa M. Johnson) (SEPARATE) (MKC)

Jan. 18, 2002

Jan. 18, 2002

PACER
48

APPEAL from Magistrate Judge's Order( to Judge Richard H. Kyle ) and objections by plaintiff concerning order of 1/15/02 [45-1] 14+pgs separate (DFL)

Jan. 25, 2002

Jan. 25, 2002

PACER
49

MOTION by plaintiff to stay ( to Judge Richard H. Kyle ) 2pg(s) (DFL)

Jan. 25, 2002

Jan. 25, 2002

PACER
50

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff in support of motion to stay [49-1] 2pg(s) (DFL)

Jan. 25, 2002

Jan. 25, 2002

PACER
51

ORDER ( Judge Richard H. Kyle / 1/25/02) granting motion to stay [49-1] pending a decision of objections (appeal) to the order 1pg(s) (cc: all counsel) (DFL)

Jan. 25, 2002

Jan. 25, 2002

RECAP
52

MEMORANDUM, OPINION, AND ORDER: ( Judge Richard H. Kyle /) Deft's motion for summary judgment is granted in part. EEOC's claim for retaliation is dismissed with prejudice. [17-1] 19 pg(s) (cc: all counsel) (VEM)

Feb. 1, 2002

Feb. 1, 2002

RECAP
53

RESPONSE by defendant to EEOC's objections and appeal of Magistrate's Order [48-1] 14pg(s) (VEM)

Feb. 4, 2002

Feb. 4, 2002

PACER
54

MOTION by plaintiff in limine to seeking the exclusion of certain evidence. ( to Judge Richard H. Kyle ) 2 pg(s) (VEM)

Feb. 13, 2002

Feb. 13, 2002

PACER
55

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff in support of motion in limine to seeking the exclusion of certain evidence. [54-1] 10+pgs (VEM)

Feb. 13, 2002

Feb. 13, 2002

PACER
56

MOTION by plaintiff to bifurcate trial. ( to Judge Richard H. Kyle ) 2 pg(s) (VEM)

Feb. 13, 2002

Feb. 13, 2002

PACER
57

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff in support of motion to bifurcate trial. [56-1] 9 pg(s) (VEM)

Feb. 13, 2002

Feb. 13, 2002

PACER
58

MOTION by defendant in limine to exclude evidence. ( to Judge Richard H. Kyle ) 22 pg(s) (VEM)

Feb. 14, 2002

Feb. 14, 2002

PACER
59

RESPONSE by plaintiff to deft's motion in limine to exclude evidence. [58-1] 10 pg(s) (VEM)

Feb. 20, 2002

Feb. 20, 2002

PACER
60

MEMORANDUM by defendant in opposition to motion to bifurcate trial. [56-1] 3 pg(s) (VEM)

Feb. 20, 2002

Feb. 20, 2002

PACER
61

MEMORANDUM by defendant in opposition to motion in limine to seeking the exclusion of certain evidence. [54-1] 4 pg(s) (VEM)

Feb. 20, 2002

Feb. 20, 2002

PACER
62

MEMORANDUM by defendant in support of motion in limine to exclude evidence. [58-1] 22pg(s) (VEM)

Feb. 20, 2002

Feb. 20, 2002

PACER
64

MOTION by defendant in limine arising out of Pltf's pretrial submissions. ( to Judge Richard H. Kyle ) 2 pg(s) (VEM)

Feb. 20, 2002

Feb. 20, 2002

PACER
63

MINUTES:( Judge Richard H. Kyle / R. Riley) Pretrial conference held on 2/22/02 1 pg(s) (VEM)

Feb. 22, 2002

Feb. 22, 2002

PACER
65

ORDER ( Judge Richard H. Kyle ) That this action is dismissed with prejudice, the Court retaining jurisdiction for 30 days to permit any party to move to reopen the action, for good cause shown, or to submit and file a stipulated form of final judgment, or to seek enforcement of the settlement terms. 1 pg(s) (cc: all counsel) (VEM)

Feb. 22, 2002

Feb. 22, 2002

RECAP
66

MINUTES OF SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE: ( Magistrate Judge John M. Mason ) case settled 1pg(s) (DFL)

Feb. 22, 2002

Feb. 22, 2002

PACER
67

STIPULATION AND ORDER for Dismissal with Prejudice ( Judge Richard H. Kyle ) re dismissal with prejudice and to retain jurisdiction by the Court to enforce the provisions of the Consent Decree 2pg(s)(cc: all counsel) (SJH)

April 1, 2002

April 1, 2002

RECAP
68

CONSENT DECREE ( Judge Richard H. Kyle ) 6pg(s) (cc: all counsel) (SJH)

April 1, 2002

April 1, 2002

RECAP
69

NOTICE OF INTENT TO DESTROY DOCUMENTS UNDER SEAL. 1 pg(s) (LLJ)

April 15, 2003

April 15, 2003

RECAP

Case Details

State / Territory: Minnesota

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Key Dates

Filing Date: Jan. 25, 2001

Closing Date: April 1, 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

Quality Pork Processors, Inc. of Texas, Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

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: 15000

Order Duration: 2002 - 2007

Content of Injunction:

Expungement of Employment Record

Neutral/Positive Reference

Discrimination Prohibition

Retaliation Prohibition

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Implement complaint/dispute resolution process

Reporting

Recordkeeping

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

Black

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits