Case: EEOC v. Jefferson Smurfit Corporation

2:99-cv-00661 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

Filed Date: July 14, 1999

Closed Date: Nov. 1, 2000

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Case Summary

In July 1999, the Cleveland office of the EEOC brought this suit against Jefferson Smurfit Co. in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. The claimants intervened in the suit in December 1999. The case settled by entry of a consent decree in November 2000. The docket suggests that the case was brought under Title VII.

Summary Authors

Kevin Wilemon (7/23/2007)

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2:99-cv-00661

Docket [PACER]

Nov. 1, 2000

Nov. 1, 2000

Docket

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Docket

Last updated Sept. 4, 2022, 3:04 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT (referred to Mag Judge Mark R Abel)(no. pgs: 5) (wh) (Entered: 07/19/1999)

July 14, 1999

July 14, 1999

2

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant by Mary G Balazs (no pgs: 2) (wh) (Entered: 08/13/1999)

Aug. 12, 1999

Aug. 12, 1999

3

WAIVER OF SERVICE mailed to defendant Jefferson Smurfit on 7/27/99 Answer due on 9/25/99 for Jefferson Smurfit (no pgs: 1) (wh) (Entered: 08/26/1999)

Aug. 25, 1999

Aug. 25, 1999

4

STIPULATION re complaint [1-1] -ext to 10/6/99 for ans to cmp (no pgs: 2) (wh) (Entered: 09/23/1999)

Sept. 22, 1999

Sept. 22, 1999

5

NOTICE setting this action for Preliminary PTC 11:00 11/18/99 no pgs: 1 (cc: all counsel) (wh) (Entered: 10/01/1999)

Oct. 1, 1999

Oct. 1, 1999

6

NOTICE of Prelim pretrial conf reset to 11:00 12/16/99 by phone (cc: all counsel) (wh) (Entered: 10/07/1999)

Oct. 5, 1999

Oct. 5, 1999

7

ANSWER by Jefferson Smurfit; jury demand (no pgs: 6) (wh) Modified on 10/07/1999 (Entered: 10/07/1999)

Oct. 6, 1999

Oct. 6, 1999

8

MOTION by Anita E Chaffins, Randal K Chaffins to intervene (no pgs: 9 + exhibits) (wh) (Entered: 12/14/1999)

Dec. 13, 1999

Dec. 13, 1999

9

ORDER by Mag. Judge Mark R. Abel granting motion to intervene [8-1] Anita E Chaffins, Randal K Chaffins (cc: all counsel) ( no pgs: 1) (pl) (Entered: 12/21/1999)

Dec. 17, 1999

Dec. 17, 1999

10

PRELIMINARY SCHEDULING ORDER by Mag. Judge Mark R. Abel ; Preliminary pretrial conf was held on 12/16/99 ; Status report ddl set 3/31/00; jury demand ( no pgs: 3) (cc: all counsel) (pl) (Entered: 12/21/1999)

Dec. 17, 1999

Dec. 17, 1999

12

ORDER by Mag. Judge Mark R. Abel: The objection re names and addresses of Mrs. Chaffins' parents and siblings is SUSTAINED (cc: all counsel) ( no pgs: 3) (pl) (Entered: 01/26/2000)

Jan. 26, 2000

Jan. 26, 2000

13

ANSWER to Intervenor's Complaint by defendant Jefferson Smurfit; jury demand ( no pgs: 11) (pl) (Entered: 02/29/2000)

Feb. 25, 2000

Feb. 25, 2000

14

STATUS REPORT by plaintiff EEOC, defendant Jefferson Smurfit, intervenor-plaintiff Anita E Chaffins, intervenor-plaintiff Randal K Chaffins ( no pgs: 5) (pl) (Entered: 04/01/2000)

March 30, 2000

March 30, 2000

15

ORDER by Mag. Judge Mark R. Abel ; Discovery ddl set for 10/15/00 ; Mtn filing ddl set for 11/15/00 (cc: all counsel) ( no pgs: 1) (sem) (Entered: 04/14/2000)

April 13, 2000

April 13, 2000

16

NOTICE of hearing ; Settlement conference set for 1:30 9/14/00 with Mediator Ed Baranowski (cc: all counsel) (sem) (Entered: 08/01/2000)

Aug. 1, 2000

Aug. 1, 2000

17

NOTICE by intervenor-plaintiff Anita E Chaffins, intervenor-plaintiff Randal K Chaffins of change of address of attorney Amy K Schermer ( no pgs: 2) (sem) (Entered: 08/17/2000)

Aug. 16, 2000

Aug. 16, 2000

18

JOINT MOTION by plaintiff EEOC, defendant Jefferson Smurfit for order to enter and approve consent decree ( no pgs: 2) (sem) (Entered: 10/30/2000)

Oct. 27, 2000

Oct. 27, 2000

19

NOTICE by plaintiff EEOC, defendant Jefferson Smurfit of joint motion to enter and approve consent decree ( no pgs: 2) (sem) (Entered: 10/30/2000)

Oct. 27, 2000

Oct. 27, 2000

20

CONSENT DECREE by Senior Judge Joseph P. Kinneary granting joint motion for order to enter and approve consent decree [18-1] dismissing case without prejudice (cc: all counsel) (sem) (Entered: 11/02/2000)

Nov. 1, 2000

Nov. 1, 2000

Case Details

State / Territory: Ohio

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: July 14, 1999

Closing Date: Nov. 1, 2000

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: Unknown

Class Action Outcome: Unknown

Defendants

Jefferson Smurfit Co. , Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Unknown

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit