Case: EEOC v. LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES

8:04-cv-01146 | U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

Filed Date: Oct. 1, 2004

Closed Date: 2008

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Case Summary

The Los Angeles District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Lutheran Social Services of Southern California in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California in October 2004. According to the consent decree and docket, the complaint alleged disability discrimination in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. There were no major procedural events before the parties entered into a consent decree in June 2005. The consent decree required the defendant to pay the…

The Los Angeles District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Lutheran Social Services of Southern California in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California in October 2004. According to the consent decree and docket, the complaint alleged disability discrimination in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. There were no major procedural events before the parties entered into a consent decree in June 2005. The consent decree required the defendant to pay the complainant $80,800 ($5,200 in back pay and the rest in compensatory damages). The three-year consent decree also required the defendant to implement a disability discrimination complaint procedure; train its employees on the requirements of anti-discrimination laws; hire an EEO consultant to ensure compliance with the decree; and submit reports of its compliance with the decree. The settlement was scheduled to last three years, and there is no additional activity reflected in the docket sheet other than submission of status reports, the last being filed on June 6, 2006. Presumably, the case closed in 2008.

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Kevin Wilemon (6/3/2008)

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Document

8:04-cv-01146

Docket (PACER)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Lutheran Social Services of Southern [California]

June 6, 2006

June 6, 2006

Docket
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8:04-cv-01146

Consent Decree

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Lutheran Social Services of Southern California

June 9, 2005

June 9, 2005

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 9, 2022, 3:02 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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COMPLAINT against defendants Luthern Social Services of Southern California.(Filing fee not due.) jury demand. , filed by plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(dmjr, ) (Entered: 10/06/2004)

Oct. 1, 2004

Oct. 1, 2004

CASE REFERRED to Magistrate Judge Arthur Nakazato. (dmjr, ) (Entered: 10/06/2004)

Oct. 1, 2004

Oct. 1, 2004

20 day Summons Issued re Complaint - (Discovery)[1] as to Luthern Social Services of Southern California. (dmjr, ) (Entered: 10/06/2004)

Oct. 1, 2004

Oct. 1, 2004

2

Certification of Interested Parties filed by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (dmjr, ) (Entered: 10/06/2004)

Oct. 1, 2004

Oct. 1, 2004

3

INITIAL ORDER following filing of complaint assigned to Judge Selna by Judge James V. Selna,(dmjr, ) (Entered: 10/07/2004)

Oct. 6, 2004

Oct. 6, 2004

4

ORDER by Judge James V. Selna, Scheduling Conference set for 1/31/2005 11:30 AM before Honorable James V. Selna.(dmjr, ) (Entered: 10/13/2004)

Oct. 8, 2004

Oct. 8, 2004

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PROOF OF SERVICE Executed by plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, upon Luthern Social Services of Southern California served on 10/20/2004, answer due 11/9/2004. The Summons and Complaint were served by personal service service, by unspecified statute, upon John T Clawson, agent for process. Due Dilligence declaration not attached. Original Summons not returned. (dmjr, ) (Entered: 11/15/2004)

Oct. 27, 2004

Oct. 27, 2004

5

ANSWER to Complaint - (Discovery)[1] filed by defendant Luthern Social Services of Southern California.(dmjr, ) (Entered: 11/10/2004)

Nov. 9, 2004

Nov. 9, 2004

6

Notice of Interested Parties filed by Defendant Luthern Social Services of Southern California. (dmjr, ) (Entered: 11/10/2004)

Nov. 9, 2004

Nov. 9, 2004

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NOTICE OF DISCREPANCY AND ORDER: by Judge James V. Selna, ORDERING proof of service for complaint and summons submitted by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission received on 11/12/04 is not to be filed but instead rejected. Denial based on: no original provided.(dmjr, ) (Entered: 11/17/2004)

Nov. 16, 2004

Nov. 16, 2004

10

JOINT Rule 26(f) REPORT filed; estimated length of trial 7 days. (mt, ) (Entered: 01/19/2005)

Jan. 14, 2005

Jan. 14, 2005

9

MINUTES Order Continuing Scheduling Conference, IN CHAMBERS ORDER by Judge James V. Selna : The Court, on its own motion, hereby continues the Scheduling Conference, currently set for 1/31/05, to 2/14/05 at 10:00 a.m. The Joint Status Report, pursuant to the Local Rules, including a completed Attachment A, shall be filed not later than 2/7/05.Court Reporter: not present. (twdb, ) (Entered: 01/19/2005)

Jan. 18, 2005

Jan. 18, 2005

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SCHEDULING ORDER by Judge James V. Selna Discovery cut-off 1/9/2006 Final Pretrial Conference set for 4/10/2006 11:00 AM before Honorable James V. Selna. Jury Trial set for 4/25/2006 08:30 AM before Honorable James V. Selna.(dmjr, ) (Entered: 03/11/2005)

March 9, 2005

March 9, 2005

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CONSENT DECREE AND ORDER by Judge James V. Selna: IT IS SO ORDERED The Court hereby retains jurisdiction and the provisions of the foregoing Consent Decree are hereby approved and compliance with all provisions thereof is fair and adequate. (mu, ) (Entered: 06/09/2005)

June 9, 2005

June 9, 2005

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MINUTES OF IN CHAMBERS ORDER by Judge James V. Selna: This Court hereby removes the action from the active caseload to be reinstated upon application of the parties. The Court hereby orders counsel to file a joint status report not later than 9/9/2005. Successive reports shall be filed every ninety (90) days thereafter. Each report must indicate the date on which the next report is due. (Made JS-6. Case Terminated.) Court Reporter: Not Present. (mu, ) (Entered: 06/09/2005)

June 9, 2005

June 9, 2005

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JOINT STATUS REPORT (dmjr, ) (Entered: 09/12/2005)

Sept. 9, 2005

Sept. 9, 2005

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SECOND STATUS REPORT filed by Defendant Luthern Social Services of Southern California. (dmjr, ) (Entered: 12/09/2005)

Dec. 8, 2005

Dec. 8, 2005

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THIRD JOINT STATUS REPORT filed by Plaintiff and Defendant. (mu, ) (Entered: 03/13/2006)

March 7, 2006

March 7, 2006

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FOURTH JOINT STATUS REPORT (dmjr, ) (Entered: 06/12/2006)

June 6, 2006

June 6, 2006

Case Details

State / Territory: California

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Oct. 1, 2004

Closing Date: 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

Lutheran Social Services of Southern California , 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

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: 80800

Order Duration: 2005 - 2008

Content of Injunction:

Other requirements regarding hiring, promotion, retention

Discrimination Prohibition

Retaliation Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Reporting

Provide antidiscrimination training

Implement complaint/dispute resolution process

Monitoring

Recordkeeping

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-basis:

Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits