Case: EEOC v. HENDRICKSON TRAILER

3:02-cv-00737 | U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee

Filed Date: July 21, 2002

Closed Date: Dec. 23, 2003

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Case Summary

The EEOC filed this action in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee on July 31, 2002. The defendant was Hendrickson International Operations of the Boler Company, which is also known as Hendrickson Trailer Suspension Systems, a supplier of vehicle air suspension systems. Little is known about the allegations or outcome as only the docket was available. The lawsuit was eventually resolved by consent decree in December of 2003 after a November settlement conference.

Summary Authors

Tony Verticchio (6/30/2007)

People


Judge(s)

Campbell, Todd J. (Tennessee)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Liner, Celia S. (Tennessee)

Ramsey, Sally (Tennessee)

Williams, Faye A. (Tennessee)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Kastner, Harley M. (Ohio)

Leathers, H. Rowan (Tennessee)

McKenzie, John W. (Ohio)

Judge(s)

Campbell, Todd J. (Tennessee)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Liner, Celia S. (Tennessee)

Ramsey, Sally (Tennessee)

Williams, Faye A. (Tennessee)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Kastner, Harley M. (Ohio)

Leathers, H. Rowan (Tennessee)

McKenzie, John W. (Ohio)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket

EEOC v. Hendrickson Trailer et al

Dec. 23, 2003 Docket

Docket

Last updated May 12, 2022, 8 p.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT (rls) (Entered: 08/06/2002)

July 31, 2002
2

NOTICE of Initial Case Management Conference: The Initial Case Management Conference is hereby set for 10:30 on 10/21/02 before Magistrate Judge Joe B. Brown. Case referred to Magistrate Judge Joe B. Brown for customized case management. (rls) (Entered: 08/06/2002)

July 31, 2002
3

ORDER by Judge Todd J. Campbell: This case is referred to Magistrate Judge Joe B. Brown for customized case management. Discovery is not stayed absent further order of the Court. The case shall not be stayed except upon order of the District Judge. (cc: all counsel) (EOD 8/12/02) (rls) (Entered: 08/12/2002)

Aug. 12, 2002
4

LETTER (copy) from pltf to Supervisor of Process, CT Corp, Knoxville, TN returning complaint and ntc of lawsuit and request for waiver of service of process for handling which they were mistakenly returned to EEOC (gi) (Entered: 08/23/2002)

Aug. 22, 2002
5

WAIVER OF SERVICE mailed upon deft Hendrickson Intl Op on 8/8/02 (km) (Entered: 09/11/2002)

Sept. 10, 2002
6

MOTION for permission by deft Hendrickson Intl Op for attorney Harley M. Kastner to appear pro hac vice and for attorney John W. McKenzie to appear pro hac vice (w/att'd Exh A) (km) Modified on 09/18/2002 (Entered: 09/18/2002)

Sept. 17, 2002
7

CERTIFICATE of Good Standing for Harley M. Kastner from USDC, ND/OH filed by defts (km) (Entered: 09/18/2002)

Sept. 17, 2002
8

CERTIFICATE of Good Standing for John W. McKenzie from USDC, ND/OH filed by defts (km) (Entered: 09/18/2002)

Sept. 17, 2002
9

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Joe B. Brown granting motion for attorneys Harley M. Kastner [6-1] and John W. McKenzie to appear pro hac vice [6-2] by deft Hendrickson International Operations. EOD 9/23/02 (cc: all counsel) (gi) (Entered: 09/23/2002)

Sept. 20, 2002
10

ANSWER by deft Hendrickson Intl Op to [1-1]; jury demand (dlt) (Entered: 10/07/2002)

Oct. 4, 2002

PROPOSED PLAINTIFF'S INITIAL CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER (km) (Entered: 10/17/2002)

Oct. 16, 2002

PROPOSED Initial Joint Case Management Order (dlt) (Entered: 10/18/2002)

Oct. 17, 2002
12

CLERK'S RESUME: Case Management Conference held 10/21/02. Motion to intervene [11-1] granted; discovery ddl 4/30/03; dispositive mtns ddl 8/1/03; T/C set for 3/25/03 at 9:30; ICM order to enter. C/R : Taped No. 751 (km) (Entered: 10/22/2002)

Oct. 21, 2002
13

INITIAL JOINT CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER by Magistrate Judge Joe B. Brown: Trial to be on or after 1/15/04; Discovery ddl set for 4/30/03; Motion filing ddl 8/1/03; Case Management Conference by phone set for 3/25/03 started by pltf at 9:30 a.m. . (EOD 10/22/02) (cc: all counsel) (km) (Entered: 10/22/2002)

Oct. 21, 2002
14

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Joe B. Brown granting motion to intervene as pltf [11-1]. (EOD 10/22/02) (cc: all counsel) (km) (Entered: 10/22/2002)

Oct. 21, 2002
15

COMPLAINT in Intervention by intevenor pltf Patricia Balbas(km) Modified on 10/22/2002 (Entered: 10/22/2002)

Oct. 22, 2002
16

ANSWER by deft Hendrickson Intl Op to [15-1]; jury demand (dlt) (Entered: 11/13/2002)

Nov. 12, 2002
17

MOTION by deft Hendrickson Intl Op to limit scope of intervention . (w/ att'd exhibit A) (dlt) (Entered: 11/13/2002)

Nov. 12, 2002
18

ORDER by Judge Todd J. Campbell: Jury trial set for 9:00 on 2/17/04; pretrial conference set 10:30 on 2/9/04; pretrial order ddl 2/4/04; joint proposed jury instructions and verdict forms, witness/exhibit lists and stipulations to be filed by 2/4/04. (EOD 11/21/02) (cc: all counsel) (km) Modified on 11/21/2002 (Entered: 11/21/2002)

Nov. 20, 2002
19

OPPOSITION by intevenor pltf Patricia Balbas to motion to limit scope of intervention [17-1] (w/att'd exhibits 1-3) (vh) (Entered: 12/02/2002)

Nov. 27, 2002
20

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Joe B. Brown denying motion to limit scope of intervention [17-1]. EOD 12/6/02 (cc: all counsel) (gi) (Entered: 12/06/2002)

Dec. 5, 2002
21

NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTION by Celia S. Liner, for Lawrence Kenyon and ATTORNEY APPEARANCE by Celia S. Liner for pltf; Sally Ramsey will remain counsel of record on this case. (km) (Entered: 01/07/2003)

Jan. 3, 2003
22

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Joe B. Brown: Telephone conference was held 3/25/03 ; The parties advised they are generally on schedule with the discovery order, although it is possible they will need a brief extension to complete certain depositions and their expert discovery. The parties advised that it was still early to consider serious settlement discussions. The parties are advised that should at any time they believe a settlement conference or other alternate dispute resolution measures would be appropriate, they should contact the Magistrate Judge for such assistance as may be properly provided. (EOD 3/27/03) (cc: all counsel) (km) (Entered: 03/27/2003)

March 26, 2003
23

JOINT MOTION by pltf, deft and intevenor pltf to modify scheduling order (w/attached proposed order) (km) (Entered: 04/18/2003)

April 18, 2003
25

MOTION by pltf EEOC for leave to file amended complaint and Motion by intervenor pltf Patricia Balbas for leave to file amended complaint of intervention (w/attached proposed order and original amended complaint and amended complaint of intervention) (km) (Entered: 08/26/2003)

Aug. 26, 2003
26

MEMORANDUM by pltf EEOC and intervenor pltf Patricia Balbas in support of motion for leave to file amended complaint [25-1] and for leave to file amended complaint of intervention [25-2] (km) (Entered: 08/26/2003)

Aug. 26, 2003
27

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Joe B. Brown granting motion for leave to file amended complaint [25-1] and to file amended complaint of intervention [25-2]. Clerk will file the amended complaints. (EOD 8/27/03) (cc: all counsel) (km) (Entered: 08/27/2003)

Aug. 27, 2003
28

AMENDED COMPLAINT [1-1] by pltf EEOC terminating deft Hendrickson Intl Op; adding Hendrickson Trailer; jury demand (km) (Entered: 08/27/2003)

Aug. 27, 2003
29

AMENDED COMPLAINT IN INTERVENTION [15-1]; jury demand (km) (Entered: 08/27/2003)

Aug. 27, 2003
30

MOTION by deft Hendrickson Trailer to amend scheduling order (w/attached proposed order) (km) (Entered: 09/12/2003)

Sept. 11, 2003
31

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Joe B. Brown: Dispositive mtn filing deadline reset to 10/31/03, response due 11/26/03, there will be no reply absent a request of the court. (EOD 9/15/03) (cc: all counsel) (km) (Entered: 09/15/2003)

Sept. 15, 2003
32

JOINT MOTION by parties for judicial settlement conference (km) (Entered: 09/29/2003)

Sept. 26, 2003
33

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Joe B. Brown granting motion for judicial settlement conference [32-1]. The Clerk is directed to forward this file to Magistrate Judge Knowles for the scheduling of the settlement conference. (EOD 10/2/03) (cc: all counsel) (km) (Entered: 10/02/2003)

Oct. 2, 2003
34

ORDER by Magistrate Judge E. C. Knowles: Settlement conference is set for 9:30 on 11/19/03. Parties shall deliver under seal, directly to the Courtroom Deputy, ex parte, separate settlement conference stmts. (EOD 10/15/03) (cc: all counsel) (km) (Entered: 10/15/2003)

Oct. 14, 2003
35

MOTION by deft Hendrickson Trailer for summary judgment (gi) (Entered: 11/03/2003)

Oct. 31, 2003
36

MEMORANDUM by deft Hendrickson Trailer in support of motion for summary judgment [35-1] (gi) (Entered: 11/03/2003)

Oct. 31, 2003
37

STATEMENT of undisputed material facts by deft Hendrickson Trailer in support of [35-1] (gi) (Entered: 11/03/2003)

Oct. 31, 2003
39

DEPOSITION of Patricia Balbas taken on the following date(s): 6/25/03 (gi) (Entered: 11/03/2003)

Oct. 31, 2003
40

AFFIDAVIT of Matthew Caudill re [35-1] (gi) (Entered: 11/03/2003)

Oct. 31, 2003
41

CLERK'S RESUME: Settlement conference held 11/19/03 ; The parties reached a settlement in this action. Parties will submit a consent order within the next few days. (km) (Entered: 11/20/2003)

Nov. 19, 2003
42

ORDER by Judge Todd J. Campbell: This action is dismissed, without prejudice. Motion for summary judgment [35-1] is denied as moot. terminating case. (EOD 12/3/03) (cc: all counsel) (km) (Entered: 12/03/2003)

Dec. 2, 2003

PROPOSED Consent Decree Order (km) (Entered: 12/17/2003)

Dec. 17, 2003
43

CONSENT DECREE approved by Judge Todd J. Campbell: This Consent Decree resolves all claims and issues arising out of Charge No. 253-AO-1289, the Commission's complaint and Intervenor Patricia Balbas' complaint in this cause alleging unlawful employment discrimination by deft. The ptys shall bear their own costs, including any attys' fees in this action. (cc: all counsel) (EOD 12/23/03) (jb) (Entered: 12/23/2003)

Dec. 23, 2003

State / Territory: Tennessee

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Key Dates

Filing Date: July 21, 2002

Closing Date: Dec. 23, 2003

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

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

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

EEOC Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

EEOC

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Unknown

Class Action Outcome: Unknown

Defendants

Hendrickson Trailer Suspension Systems, Private Entity/Person

Hendrickson International Operations of the Boler Company, Private Entity/Person

Hendrickson International Operations of the Boler Company, Private Entity/Person

Case Details

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