Case: EEOC v. TAYLOR FORGE INTERNATIONAL, INC.

2:97-cv-02788 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee

Filed Date: Aug. 29, 1997

Closed Date: Jan. 13, 1998

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Case Summary

In August 1997, the Memphis District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against T.F., Inc., formerly known as Taylor Forge International, Inc., in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee. We do not have a copy of the complaint; therefore, the exact allegations involved are unknown. According to the consent decree, the complaint alleged that the defendant discriminated against the charging party, an applicant with epilepsy, by failing to hire him because of his disability in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (the "ADA") and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. After a few scheduling orders, the parties settled through a consent decree in January 1998.

The decree contained non-discrimination and non-retaliation clauses and required the defendant to: continue to post the notice required by the ADA and pay the charging party $17,000.

Summary Authors

Michele Marxkors (7/23/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:97-cv-02788

Docket [PACER]

EEOC v. Taylor Forge International, Inc.

Feb. 20, 1998

Feb. 20, 1998

Docket
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2:97-cv-02788

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Taylor Forge International, Inc.

Jan. 13, 1998

Jan. 13, 1998

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 11, 2022, 3:20 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT pursuant to 42:2000e (BAG) (Entered: 09/02/1997)

Aug. 29, 1997

Aug. 29, 1997

2

NOTICE OF FILING OF waiver of service of summons by plaintiff EEOC; w/waiver attached (BAG) (Entered: 10/21/1997)

Oct. 15, 1997

Oct. 15, 1997

3

ANSWER by defendant Taylor Forge Intl to [1-1]; jury demand (BAG) (Entered: 10/22/1997)

Oct. 16, 1997

Oct. 16, 1997

4

SETTING LETTER: scheduling/status conference set for 12/16/97 at 11:15 (BAG) (Entered: 12/10/1997)

Dec. 3, 1997

Dec. 3, 1997

5

MINUTES: Scheduling conference held 12/16/97; The Court will refer this matter to Mag Judge for settlement conf. as soon as possible; The Court will set follow-up conference for 1:30 12/22/97; Parties may appear telephonically; Presiding Judge: Bernice B. Donald; Pla Atty: F. Williams; Dft Atty: H. Gerson, C. Bowel; C/R: none noted; (BAG) (Entered: 12/19/1997)

Dec. 16, 1997

Dec. 16, 1997

6

ORDER Of Reference by Judge Bernice B. Donald; This matter referred to Mag Judge Vescovo to conduct a settlement conference; (cc: all counsel) (BAG) (Entered: 12/19/1997)

Dec. 16, 1997

Dec. 16, 1997

7

NOTICE OF FILING OF Report of Parties' Planning Meeting by plaintiff, defendant (BAG) (Entered: 01/06/1998)

Dec. 22, 1997

Dec. 22, 1997

9

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff EEOC in support of motion for leave to file amended complaint (to change name of party dft) [8-1] (BAG) (Entered: 01/13/1998)

Jan. 13, 1998

Jan. 13, 1998

10

CERTIFICATE of Consultation by plaintiff EEOC re [8-1] (BAG) (Entered: 01/13/1998)

Jan. 13, 1998

Jan. 13, 1998

11

ORDER by Judge Bernice B. Donald granting motion for leave to file amended complaint (to change name of party dft) [8-1] (cc: all counsel) (BAG) (Entered: 01/14/1998)

Jan. 13, 1998

Jan. 13, 1998

12

AMENDED COMPLAINT [1-1] by plaintiff EEOC terminating defendant Taylor Forge Intl; adding defendant TF Inc.; jury demand (BAG) (Entered: 01/14/1998)

Jan. 13, 1998

Jan. 13, 1998

13

CONSENT DECREE by Judge Bernice B. Donald: The Court approves the Consent Decree; This Consent decree resolves all issues and claims arising out of the Commission's complaint...; Dft shall pay Roger Armstrong $17,000.00 in compensatory damages, and deliver it to him within 10 days of this order to 4757 Saratoga, Millington, TN 38053; iEach party shall bear their own costs, including atty's fees; dismissing case (cc: all counsel) (BAG) (Entered: 01/14/1998)

Jan. 13, 1998

Jan. 13, 1998

14

JUDGMENT In A Civil Case: by Judge Bernice B. Donald re [13-2]; In accordance with the Consent Decree entered 1/14/98, this cause is dismissed; (cc: all counsel) (BAG) (Entered: 02/23/1998)

Feb. 20, 1998

Feb. 20, 1998

Case Details

State / Territory: Tennessee

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Aug. 29, 1997

Closing Date: Jan. 13, 1998

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

TF, Inc., Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12111 et seq.

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

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: 17000

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Retaliation Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Hiring

Discrimination-basis:

Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits