Case: EEOC v. Voss Electric Company

5:02-cv-00092 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma

Filed Date: Jan. 24, 2002

Closed Date: March 17, 2006

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Case Summary

The Dallas and Oklahoma City offices of the EEOC brought this suit against Voss Electric Company, doing business as Voss Lighting, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma in January 2002. The complainants brought a separate suit (5:02-cv-00100-C) against the defendants in January 2002. The cases were consolidated in March 2002 and the EEOC's case was designated the lead case. Little litigation activity occurred in either case prior to consolidation. Subseque…

The Dallas and Oklahoma City offices of the EEOC brought this suit against Voss Electric Company, doing business as Voss Lighting, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma in January 2002. The complainants brought a separate suit (5:02-cv-00100-C) against the defendants in January 2002. The cases were consolidated in March 2002 and the EEOC's case was designated the lead case. Little litigation activity occurred in either case prior to consolidation. Subsequent to consolidation, several discovery motions by the defendant were granted, a settlement conference was held, and the defendant's motion for summary judgment was granted in part and denied in part. The cases were settled by consent decree in March 2003.

The three-year consent decree, containing anti-retaliation and anti-discrimination clauses, required the defendant to post notice of its anti-discrimination policy, provide annual training for two years to all its employees, report compliance with provisions of the consent decree to the EEOC, and pay the complainant $91,250.

Summary Authors

Kevin Wilemon (8/11/2008)

Related Cases

Eiland v. Voss Electric Company, Western District of Oklahoma (2002)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

5:02-cv-00092

Docket [PACER - Lead Case]

Sept. 14, 2005

Sept. 14, 2005

Docket
9

5:02-cv-00092

5:02-cv-00100

Order [Granting Consolidation]

Eiland v. Voss Electric Company

March 5, 2002

March 5, 2002

Order/Opinion
42

5:02-cv-00092

5:02-cv-00100

Order [on Motions to Compel]

Nov. 25, 2002

Nov. 25, 2002

Order/Opinion
80

5:02-cv-00092

Order Granting Plaintiffs' Unopposed Motion to Dismiss Claims with Prejudice

March 14, 2003

March 14, 2003

Order/Opinion
81

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5:02-cv-00100

Consent Decree

March 17, 2003

March 17, 2003

Settlement Agreement

5:02-cv-00092

EEOC Litigation Settlement Report

No Court

March 17, 2003

March 17, 2003

Press Release

5:02-cv-00092

"Worker with Bipolar Disorder to Receive $91,000 in Disability Discrimination Case Settled by EEOC"

No Court

March 18, 2003

March 18, 2003

Press Release
83

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5:02-cv-00100

Amended Order [Granting in Part and Denying in Part Defendant's Motion for S/J]

257 F.Supp.2d 1354

April 7, 2003

April 7, 2003

Order/Opinion
85

5:02-cv-00092

5:02-cv-00100

Order [Denying Motion to Reconsider]

April 11, 2003

April 11, 2003

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

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

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT (nm) (Entered: 01/28/2002)

Jan. 28, 2002

Jan. 28, 2002

RECEIPT For Money Received in the amount of $ 150.00, receipt # 088536 by Pierce Couch atty (nm) (Entered: 01/28/2002)

Jan. 28, 2002

Jan. 28, 2002

2

PRAECIPE for and issued 1 summons by plaintiff Rick Eiland, plaintiff Cindi Eiland (nm) Modified on 08/12/2003 (Entered: 01/28/2002)

Jan. 28, 2002

Jan. 28, 2002

3

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for plaintiff Rick Eiland, plaintiff Cindi Eiland by Kathryn M Zynda (nm) (Entered: 01/28/2002)

Jan. 28, 2002

Jan. 28, 2002

4

ENTER ORDER by Honorable Joe Heaton, Case reassigned to Honorable Robin J. Cauthron (cc: all counsel) [EOD Date 2/4/02] (fp) (Entered: 02/04/2002)

Feb. 4, 2002

Feb. 4, 2002

5

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for plaintiff Rick Eiland, plaintiff Cindi Eiland by John Roger Hurt (fp) (Entered: 02/06/2002)

Feb. 5, 2002

Feb. 5, 2002

6

RETURN OF SERVICE executed upon defendant Voss Electric Co on 1/29/02 cert mail signed (illigible) (20) days (fp) (Entered: 02/07/2002)

Feb. 5, 2002

Feb. 5, 2002

7

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant Voss Electric Co by Andrew W Lester (kw) (Entered: 02/20/2002)

Feb. 19, 2002

Feb. 19, 2002

8

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant Voss Electric Co by Shannon F Davies (kw) (Entered: 02/20/2002)

Feb. 19, 2002

Feb. 19, 2002

9

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant Voss Electric Co by Karen T Speegle (kw) (Entered: 02/20/2002)

Feb. 19, 2002

Feb. 19, 2002

10

ANSWER by defendant Voss Electric Co (kw) (Entered: 02/20/2002)

Feb. 19, 2002

Feb. 19, 2002

11

MOTION by defendant Voss Electric Co to consolidate cases (kw) (Entered: 02/20/2002)

Feb. 19, 2002

Feb. 19, 2002

12

ORDER by Honorable Robin J. Cauthron granting motion to consolidate cases [11−1] for all purposes (cc: all counsel) [EOD Date 3/5/02] (kw) (Entered: 03/05/2002)

March 5, 2002

March 5, 2002

13

ORDER by Honorable Robin J. Cauthron; pursuant to the Order for Consolidation entered 3/5/02, the above cases are hereby consolidated for all purposes; all future pleadings shall be file−stamped, docketed and placed in the master file only (02−92−C); there will be no further docketing or pleadings placed in #02−100−C; please style all pleadings as shown (cc: all counsel) [EOD Date 3/5/02] (kw) (Entered: 03/05/2002)

March 5, 2002

March 5, 2002

14

COMPLAINT IN INTERVENTION/AMENDED COMPLAINT [1−1] by plaintiff Rick Eiland, plaintiff Cindi Eiland (kw) (Entered: 05/29/2002)

May 28, 2002

May 28, 2002

16

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant Voss Electric Co by Juliana K Reimer (kw) (Entered: 06/10/2002)

June 7, 2002

June 7, 2002

17

SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF FRCP 26(a)(1) by plaintiff Rick Eiland, plaintiff Cindi Eiland (fp) (Entered: 11/20/2002)

Nov. 20, 2002

Nov. 20, 2002

18

FINAL WITNESS list submitted by plaintiff Rick Eiland, plaintiff Cindi Eiland (cjs) (Entered: 12/17/2002)

Dec. 16, 2002

Dec. 16, 2002

18

FINAL EXHIBIT list by plaintiff Rick Eiland, plaintiff Cindi Eiland (cjs) (Entered: 12/17/2002)

Dec. 16, 2002

Dec. 16, 2002

DOCKET ; jury trial set for 3/10/03 (kw) (Entered: 01/13/2003)

Jan. 10, 2003

Jan. 10, 2003

19

UNOPPOSED MOTION by plaintiff Rick Eiland, plaintiff Cindi Eiland to dismiss with prejudice claims of Rick Eiland and Cindi Eiland (kw) (Entered: 03/14/2003)

March 13, 2003

March 13, 2003

20

ORDER by Honorable Robin J. Cauthron granting motion to dismiss with prejudice claims of Rick Eiland and Cindi Eiland [19−1], dismissing case (cc: all counsel) [EOD Date 3/14/03] (kw) (Entered: 03/14/2003)

March 14, 2003

March 14, 2003

Case Details

State / Territory: Oklahoma

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Jan. 24, 2002

Closing Date: March 17, 2006

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

Voss Electric Company (Lincoln), 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

Any published opinion

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: 91250

Order Duration: 2003 - 2006

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Retaliation Prohibition

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Accommodation / Leave

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Discrimination-basis:

Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits