Case: EEOC v. Mashiana Paradise Plaza, Inc. d/b/a "Paradise Plaza Truck Stop"

3:04-cv-00233 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana

Filed Date: March 29, 2004

Closed Date: Oct. 28, 2009

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Case Summary

The Indianapolis office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, against Mashiana Paradise Plaza, Inc. d/b/a Paradise Plaza Truck Stop. The complaint, filed in March 2004, alleged sex and pregnancy discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; specifically that Defendant discharged the charging party because she was pregnant. The parties engaged in a settlement conference in September 2004 and it was successful.…

The Indianapolis office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, against Mashiana Paradise Plaza, Inc. d/b/a Paradise Plaza Truck Stop. The complaint, filed in March 2004, alleged sex and pregnancy discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; specifically that Defendant discharged the charging party because she was pregnant. The parties engaged in a settlement conference in September 2004 and it was successful. In October 2004 a consent decree was entered and the case was dismissed.

The decree, valid for five years, required Defendant to pay the charging party $5,000, provide her with a neutral employment reference and expunge her employment records. Defendant was enjoined from discriminating or retaliating in violation of Title VII and required to post a notice of non-discrimination, provide Title VII training to its employees, and report regularly to the EEOC about any employees who were terminated during their pregnancy.

The terms of the agreement were to run for 5 years. The docket sheet does not show any further enforcement took place; the case was presumably closed in 2009.

Summary Authors

Elizabeth Glassman (7/26/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

3:04-cv-00233

Docket [PACER]

Oct. 28, 2004

Oct. 28, 2004

Docket
1

3:04-cv-00233

Complaint

EEOC v. Mashiana Paradise Plaza, Inc.

March 29, 2004

March 29, 2004

Complaint
22

3:04-cv-00233

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Mashiana Paradise Plaza, Inc.

Oct. 28, 2004

Oct. 28, 2004

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 12, 2022, 3:07 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT with Jury Demand against Mashiana Paradise Plaza Inc , filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachment: Civil Cover Sheet)(jld) (Entered: 03/31/2004)

March 29, 2004

March 29, 2004

2

NOTICE of Appearance by Jo Ann Farnsworth on behalf of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (jld) (Entered: 03/31/2004)

March 29, 2004

March 29, 2004

3

Summons Issued as to Mashiana Paradise Plaza Inc. (jld) (Entered: 03/31/2004)

March 30, 2004

March 30, 2004

4

SUMMONS Returned Executed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Mashiana Paradise Plaza Inc served on 4/3/2004, answer due 4/23/2004. (Farnsworth, Jo Ann) (Entered: 04/20/2004)

April 20, 2004

April 20, 2004

5

NOTICE of Appearance by Cynthia A Bedrick on behalf of Mashiana Paradise Plaza Inc (jld) (Entered: 04/28/2004)

April 26, 2004

April 26, 2004

6

NOTICE of Appearance by Susan Carino Nystrom on behalf of Mashiana Paradise Plaza Inc (jld) (Entered: 04/28/2004)

April 26, 2004

April 26, 2004

7

ANSWER AND SEPARATE DEFENSES to 1 Complaint by Mashiana Paradise Plaza Inc.(jld) (Entered: 04/28/2004)

April 26, 2004

April 26, 2004

8

NOTICE OF PRETRIAL CONFERENCE. Joint Proposed Discovery due by 6/14/2004. Rule 16 Preliminary Pretrial Conference set for 7/8/2004 03:00 PM in South Bend before Magistrate Judge Christopher A Nuechterlein. Signed by Judge Christopher A Nuechterlein on 4/29/04. Consent to Magistrate form attached.(jld) text & calendar Modified on 5/13/2004 (jld ). (Entered: 04/30/2004)

April 29, 2004

April 29, 2004

9

NOTICE of Appearance by Michelle F Eisele on behalf of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Eisele, Michelle) (Entered: 05/06/2004)

May 6, 2004

May 6, 2004

10

REPORT of Rule 26(f) Planning Meeting. (Farnsworth, Jo Ann) (Entered: 05/20/2004)

May 20, 2004

May 20, 2004

11

NOTICE OF ENDORSEMENT of by Mashiana Paradise Plaza Inc (Nystrom, Susan) (Entered: 05/24/2004)

May 24, 2004

May 24, 2004

12

First MOTION to Continue Pretrial Conference by Defendant Mashiana Paradise Plaza Inc. (Nystrom, Susan) Modified on 6/23/2004 (slm, ). (Entered: 06/23/2004)

June 23, 2004

June 23, 2004

14

NOTICE by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Stipulated Protective Order (Farnsworth, Jo Ann) (Entered: 08/09/2004)

Aug. 9, 2004

Aug. 9, 2004

15

STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER granting 14. Signed by Judge Christopher A Nuechterlein on 8/11/04. (jld) (Entered: 08/16/2004)

Aug. 11, 2004

Aug. 11, 2004

16

Pro Hac Vice Filing fee: $ 80.00, receipt number 3321047. Approved by Mag Judge Nuechterlein. (jld) (Entered: 08/31/2004)

Aug. 27, 2004

Aug. 27, 2004

17

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Christopher A Nuechterlein : RULE 16 PRELIMINARY PRETRIAL CONFERENCE held on 8/31/2004. Initial Disclosures to be exchanged by 6/1/2004. Plaintiff expert witness disclosures and reports to be delivered to the defendant by 10/29/2004. Defendant expert witness disclosures and reports to be delivered to the plainitff by 11/30/2004. All discovery to be completed by 12/31/2004. Dispositive and Daubert motions to be filed by 3/1/2005, Summary Judgment Packet to be filed by 3/1/2005. Telephonic Scheduling Conference set for 12/7/2004 11:30 AM before Magistrate Judge Christopher A Nuechterlein. (slm, ) (Entered: 08/31/2004)

Aug. 31, 2004

Aug. 31, 2004

18

ORDER Settlement Conference set for 9/22/2004 09:30 AM in South Bend before Magistrate Judge Christopher A Nuechterlein. Confidential Memorandum due 9/20/2004. Signed by Judge Christopher A Nuechterlein on 8/31/2004. (slm, ) (Entered: 08/31/2004)

Aug. 31, 2004

Aug. 31, 2004

19

Settlement Conference held on 9/22/2004 before Judge Christopher A Nuechterlein : Plts by J Farnsworth;Dft by S Cariono Nystrom; Settlement Reached; STAY of Discovery to and including 10/22/2004; Following STAY all discovery is continued to 1/31/2005. Summary Judgment Packet to be filed continued to 4/1/2005. (slm, ) (Entered: 09/22/2004)

Sept. 22, 2004

Sept. 22, 2004

20

Telephonic Status Conference held on 10/4/2004 before Judge Christopher A Nuechterlein : Pltf by J Farnsworth; Dft by S Nystrom; Conference held as to issues of Settlement Agreement. (slm, ) (Entered: 10/04/2004)

Oct. 4, 2004

Oct. 4, 2004

21

Joint MOTION Approve and Enter Consent Decree by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Farnsworth, Jo Ann) (Entered: 10/12/2004)

Oct. 12, 2004

Oct. 12, 2004

22

CONSENT DECREE signed by Judge Robert L Miller Jr on 10/28/2004 with proposed consent judgment (Exh A) and employee notice (Exh B) attached. Motion 21 terminated.(rmn) (Entered: 10/28/2004)

Oct. 28, 2004

Oct. 28, 2004

Case Details

State / Territory: Indiana

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: March 29, 2004

Closing Date: Oct. 28, 2009

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

Mashiana Paradise Plaza Inc. (Rochester), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

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: 5000

Order Duration: 2004 - 2009

Content of Injunction:

Expungement of Employment Record

Neutral/Positive Reference

Discrimination Prohibition

Retaliation Prohibition

Reporting

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

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