Case: EEOC v. Assured Quality Title Company

4:05-cv-00817 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri

Filed Date: Sept. 7, 2005

Closed Date: Sept. 27, 2008

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Case Summary

The EEOC's St. Louis office filed this suit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, in September 2005. The complainant intervened in the EEOC's suit and both parties alleged that defendant Assured Quality Title Company violated Title VII by firing the complainant because she was pregnant.

The case settled and a consent decree was entered on September 27, 2006. The defendant agreed to pay complainant $40,000 total to cover damages and attorney's fees. The defendant also agreed to report to the EEOC specific information about pregnant employees and how those employees were treated. Examples of the policy defendant was to adopt and post were attached to the consent decree. The settlement term was 2 years. The docket sheet does not show any further enforcement; the case was presumably closed in 2008.

Summary Authors

Jason Chester (7/24/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

4:05-cv-00817

Docket [PACER]

Sept. 27, 2006

Sept. 27, 2006

Docket
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Complaint

Sept. 7, 2005

Sept. 7, 2005

Complaint
19-1

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Plaintiff-Intervenor's First Amended Complaint

Feb. 8, 2006

Feb. 8, 2006

Complaint
43

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Consent Decree

Sept. 27, 2006

Sept. 27, 2006

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 10, 2022, 3:17 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against Assured Quality Title Company (Filing fee $250 receipt number waived) Service due by 1/5/2006, filed by Rebecca S. Stith on behalf of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(Stith, Rebecca) Civil cover sheet added on 9/8/2005 (Carr, Lori). (Entered: 09/07/2005)

Sept. 7, 2005

Sept. 7, 2005

2

Notice of EAPN (Attachments: # 1 General Order)(Carr, Lori) (Entered: 09/08/2005)

Sept. 8, 2005

Sept. 8, 2005

3

WAIVER OF SERVICE returned executed by Assured Quality Title Company. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission waiver sent on 9/7/2005, answer due 11/7/2005. (Stith, Rebecca) (Entered: 09/26/2005)

Sept. 26, 2005

Sept. 26, 2005

4

MOTION to intervene filed byKevin A Graham on behalf of Tammi Masden Suggestions in opposition/response due by 10/26/2005 unless otherwise directed by the court (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1# 2 Exhibit 2) **Document originally filed as a notice of filing. (McDowell, Shelly) (Entered: 10/13/2005)

Oct. 11, 2005

Oct. 11, 2005

5

ORDER granting 4 motion to intervene. Signed by Judge Gary A. Fenner on 10/31/05. (Mitchell, Lisa) (Entered: 10/31/2005)

Oct. 31, 2005

Oct. 31, 2005

6

Intervenor COMPLAINT Service due by 3/6/2006, filed by Kevin A Graham on behalf of Tammi Masden. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit 1)(Graham, Kevin) (Entered: 11/04/2005)

Nov. 4, 2005

Nov. 4, 2005

7

ANSWER to Complaint filed by C. Brooks Wood on behalf of Defendant Assured Quality Title Company.(Wood, C.) (Entered: 11/07/2005)

Nov. 7, 2005

Nov. 7, 2005

8

Rule 16 Noticeproposed scheduling order due by 12/23/2005, rule 26 conference due by 12/13/2005,. Signed by Judge Gary A. Fenner on 11/8/05. (Mitchell, Lisa) (Entered: 11/08/2005)

Nov. 8, 2005

Nov. 8, 2005

9

DISCLOSURE OF CORPORATE INTERESTS filed by Kathleen Ryan on behalf of Defendant Assured Quality Title Company.(Ryan, Kathleen) (Entered: 12/08/2005)

Dec. 8, 2005

Dec. 8, 2005

10

PROPOSED SCHEDULING ORDER /Joint Proposed Scheduling Order and Discovery Plan by Tammi Masden, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Assured Quality Title Company. (Wood, C.) (Entered: 12/21/2005)

Dec. 21, 2005

Dec. 21, 2005

11

RULES OF TRIAL Signed by Judge Gary A. Fenner on 12/22/05. (Mitchell, Lisa) (Entered: 12/22/2005)

Dec. 22, 2005

Dec. 22, 2005

12

SCHEDULING ORDER: Discovery due by 5/18/2006. Pretrial Conference set for 9/8/2006 02:00 PM before Gary Fenner.Accelerated Jury Trial set for 10/16/2006 09:00AMin Courtroom 8A, Kansas City (GAF) before Gary Fenner.Dispositive Motions due by 6/16/2006. Signed by Judge Gary A. Fenner on 12/22/05. (Mitchell, Lisa) (Entered: 12/22/2005)

Dec. 22, 2005

Dec. 22, 2005

13

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE OF INITIAL RULE 26 DISCLOSURES filed by Rebecca S. Stith on behalf of Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(Stith, Rebecca) (Entered: 12/22/2005)

Dec. 22, 2005

Dec. 22, 2005

15

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE OF INITIAL RULE 26 DISCLOSURES filed by Kevin A Graham on behalf of Intervenor Plaintiff Tammi Masden.(Graham, Kevin) (Entered: 12/23/2005)

Dec. 23, 2005

Dec. 23, 2005

16

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Plaintiff EEOC's First Request for Production to Defendant filed by Rebecca S. Stith on behalf of Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(Stith, Rebecca) (Entered: 01/09/2006)

Jan. 9, 2006

Jan. 9, 2006

17

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission EEOC's Objections and Responses to Defendant's First Request for Production and EEOC's Privilege Log filed by Rebecca S. Stith on behalf of Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(Stith, Rebecca) (Entered: 01/24/2006)

Jan. 24, 2006

Jan. 24, 2006

18

NOTICE to take deposition of Tammi Masden and her husband, Darrell Boyd filed by C. Brooks Wood on behalf of Defendant Assured Quality Title Company.(Wood, C.) (Entered: 01/30/2006)

Jan. 30, 2006

Jan. 30, 2006

19

AMENDED COMPLAINT against Assured Quality Title Company filed by Kevin A Graham on behalf of Tammi Masden. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit 1)(Graham, Kevin) (Entered: 02/08/2006)

Feb. 8, 2006

Feb. 8, 2006

20

First NOTICE to take deposition of Jose Evans and Beth Barber filed by Rebecca S. Stith on behalf of Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(Stith, Rebecca) (Entered: 02/09/2006)

Feb. 9, 2006

Feb. 9, 2006

21

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Assured Quality Title Company of Defendant Assured Quality Title Company's Objections and Responses to Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's First Request for Production of Documents filed by Kathleen Ryan on behalf of Defendant Assured Quality Title Company.(Ryan, Kathleen) (Entered: 02/13/2006)

Feb. 13, 2006

Feb. 13, 2006

22

PROTECTIVE ORDER Signed by Judge Gary A. Fenner on 2/23/06. (Mitchell, Lisa) (Entered: 02/23/2006)

Feb. 23, 2006

Feb. 23, 2006

SUMMONS ISSUED as to Assured Quality Title Company. (Kee, Georgia) (Entered: 03/06/2006)

March 6, 2006

March 6, 2006

23

Defendant's ANSWER to Amended Complaint filed by Kathleen Ryan on behalf of Defendant Assured Quality Title Company.(Ryan, Kathleen) (Entered: 03/13/2006)

March 13, 2006

March 13, 2006

24

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Assured Quality Title Company filed by Kathleen Ryan on behalf of Defendant Assured Quality Title Company.(Ryan, Kathleen) (Entered: 03/29/2006)

March 29, 2006

March 29, 2006

25

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Assured Quality Title Company of Supplemental Disclosures Pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P.26(a)(1) and 26(e) filed by Kathleen Ryan on behalf of Defendant Assured Quality Title Company.(Ryan, Kathleen) (Entered: 04/05/2006)

April 5, 2006

April 5, 2006

27

NOTICE to take deposition of Brandi Rhea and Kori Rupp filed by Rebecca S. Stith on behalf of Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(Stith, Rebecca) (Entered: 04/11/2006)

April 11, 2006

April 11, 2006

28

NOTICE to take deposition of Chris Shields filed by Rebecca S. Stith on behalf of Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(Stith, Rebecca) (Entered: 04/11/2006)

April 11, 2006

April 11, 2006

29

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Tammi Masden filed by Kevin A Graham on behalf of Intervenor Plaintiff Tammi Masden.(Graham, Kevin) (Entered: 04/14/2006)

April 14, 2006

April 14, 2006

30

NOTICE to take deposition of Kari Masden filed by Kathleen Ryan on behalf of Defendant Assured Quality Title Company. (Attachments: # 1 Attached Subpoena)(Ryan, Kathleen) (Entered: 04/14/2006)

April 14, 2006

April 14, 2006

31

RETURN OF SERVICE (non cmp) (Deposition of Kari Masden) (Ryan, Kathleen) (Entered: 04/18/2006)

April 18, 2006

April 18, 2006

32

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE OF INITIAL RULE 26 DISCLOSURES (Second Supplemental) filed by Kathleen Ryan on behalf of Defendant Assured Quality Title Company.(Ryan, Kathleen) (Entered: 04/24/2006)

April 24, 2006

April 24, 2006

33

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Supplemental Rule 26(a)(1) Disclosure filed by Rebecca S. Stith on behalf of Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(Stith, Rebecca) (Entered: 04/25/2006)

April 25, 2006

April 25, 2006

34

Amended NOTICE to take deposition of Kari Masden filed by Kathleen Ryan on behalf of Defendant Assured Quality Title Company. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Subpoena)(Ryan, Kathleen) (Entered: 04/27/2006)

April 27, 2006

April 27, 2006

35

NOTICE to take deposition of April Brockman filed by Kathleen Ryan on behalf of Defendant Assured Quality Title Company. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Subpoena)(Ryan, Kathleen) (Entered: 04/27/2006)

April 27, 2006

April 27, 2006

36

First NOTICE to take deposition of Kristen Rowden filed by Rebecca S. Stith on behalf of Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(Stith, Rebecca) (Entered: 05/01/2006)

May 1, 2006

May 1, 2006

37

RETURN OF SERVICE (non cmp) of Subpoena to Kari Masden (Ryan, Kathleen) (Entered: 05/01/2006)

May 1, 2006

May 1, 2006

38

RETURN OF SERVICE (non cmp) of Subpoena of April Brockman (Ryan, Kathleen) (Entered: 05/01/2006)

May 1, 2006

May 1, 2006

39

Second NOTICE to take deposition of Kristen Rowden filed by Rebecca S. Stith on behalf of Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(Stith, Rebecca) (Entered: 05/15/2006)

May 15, 2006

May 15, 2006

40

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Tammi Masden of mailing Plaintiff's responses to Defendant's discovery requests filed by Kevin A Graham on behalf of Intervenor Plaintiff Tammi Masden.(Graham, Kevin) (Entered: 05/18/2006)

May 18, 2006

May 18, 2006

41

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Assured Quality Title Company filed by Kathleen Ryan on behalf of Defendant Assured Quality Title Company.(Ryan, Kathleen) (Entered: 05/22/2006)

May 22, 2006

May 22, 2006

42

NOTICE of appearance by Anne E. Gusewelle on behalf of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Gusewelle, Anne) (Entered: 07/10/2006)

July 10, 2006

July 10, 2006

NOTICE OF DOCKET MODIFICATION. A modification has been made to the document filed on 09/21/06 as Document No. 43, NOTICE of filing by Tammi Masden, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Assured Quality Title Company of Consent Decree (Gusewelle, Anne). Document was a proposed order. Per Administrative Procedures any proposed orders are to be emailed to the Courtroom Deputy in WordPerfect format. This is a text entry only - no document is attached. (McDowell, Shelly) (Entered: 09/26/2006)

Sept. 26, 2006

Sept. 26, 2006

43

CONSENT DECREE Signed by Judge Gary A. Fenner on 9/27/06. (Mitchell, Lisa) (Entered: 09/27/2006)

Sept. 27, 2006

Sept. 27, 2006

Case Details

State / Territory: Missouri

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 7, 2005

Closing Date: Sept. 27, 2008

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers.

Plaintiff Type(s):

EEOC Plaintiff

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

EEOC

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Assured Quality Title Company (Kansas City, MO), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

State Anti-Discrimination Law

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: 40000

Order Duration: 2006 - 2008

Content of Injunction:

Provide antidiscrimination training

Discrimination Prohibition

Neutral/Positive Reference

Retaliation Prohibition

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Reporting

Monitoring

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Discrimination-basis:

Pregnancy discrimination

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit