Case: EEOC v. Roswil, Inc., d/b/a Price Cutter

6:06-cv-03287 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri

Filed Date: July 27, 2006

Closed Date: Sept. 19, 2010

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Case Summary

In July 2006, the Kansas City Area Office and Saint Louis District Office filed this lawsuit against Roswil, Inc., doing business as Ramey's/Price Cutter Supermarkets and RPCS, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri alleging discrimination on the basis of race, African-American, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant was subjected to a hostile work environment, and was retaliated against fo…

In July 2006, the Kansas City Area Office and Saint Louis District Office filed this lawsuit against Roswil, Inc., doing business as Ramey's/Price Cutter Supermarkets and RPCS, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri alleging discrimination on the basis of race, African-American, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant was subjected to a hostile work environment, and was retaliated against following his complaint by having his hours restricted. Following some discovery, the parties settled the lawsuit in September 2007 through a consent decree.

The three-year decree, containing an anti-discrimination and retaliation clause, required the defendant to: report on complaints, allow the EEOC access for monitoring, post and distribute EEO notice, provide EEO training, inform managers and supervisors that EEO issue management is part of their work criteria, and pay $100,000. The docket sheet does not show any further enforcement; the case was presumably closed in 2010.

Summary Authors

David Friedman (5/7/2008)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

6:06-cv-03287

Docket (PACER)

EEOC v. Roswil, Inc.

Sept. 19, 2007

Sept. 19, 2007

Docket
1

6:06-cv-03287

Complaint

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Roswil, Inc. d/b/a Ramey's/Price Cutter Supermarkets

July 27, 2006

July 27, 2006

Complaint
3

6:06-cv-03287

First Amended Complaint

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Roswil, Inc. d/b/a Ramey's/Price Cutter Supermarkets

Aug. 15, 2006

Aug. 15, 2006

Complaint
19

6:06-cv-03287

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Roswil, Inc.

Sept. 19, 2007

Sept. 19, 2007

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4745985/eeoc-v-roswil-inc/

Last updated Aug. 1, 2022, 3:10 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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COMPLAINT against Roswil, Inc. (Filing fee $350) Service due by 11/24/2006, filed by Anne E. Gusewelle on behalf of EEOC.(Gusewelle, Anne) Additional attachment(s) added on 8/9/2006 (Anderson, Christy). (Entered: 07/27/2006)

July 27, 2006

July 27, 2006

NOTICE OF MAGISTRATE ASSIGNMENT e-mailed to party atty's. This is a docket entry only. No document is attached. Magistrate Return due by 8/16/2006. (Polodna, Christy) (Entered: 07/27/2006)

July 27, 2006

July 27, 2006

2

WAIVER OF SERVICE returned executed by EEOC. Roswil, Inc. waiver sent on 7/27/2006, answer due 9/25/2006. (Gusewelle, Anne) (Entered: 08/10/2006)

Aug. 10, 2006

Aug. 10, 2006

3

AMENDED COMPLAINT against all defendants filed by Anne E. Gusewelle on behalf of EEOC.(Gusewelle, Anne) (Entered: 08/15/2006)

Aug. 15, 2006

Aug. 15, 2006

4

WAIVER OF SERVICE returned executed by EEOC. Roswil, Inc. waiver sent on 8/15/2006, answer due 10/16/2006. (Gusewelle, Anne) (Entered: 08/30/2006)

Aug. 30, 2006

Aug. 30, 2006

5

WAIVER OF SERVICE returned executed by EEOC. RPCS, Inc. waiver sent on 8/15/2006, answer due 10/16/2006. (Gusewelle, Anne) (Entered: 08/30/2006)

Aug. 30, 2006

Aug. 30, 2006

6

ANSWER to Complaint filed by Aaron D. Jones on behalf of Defendant Roswil, Inc..(Jones, Aaron) (Entered: 10/13/2006)

Oct. 13, 2006

Oct. 13, 2006

NOTICE OF MAGISTRATE ASSIGNMENT emailed to counsel for RCPS. This is a docket entry only. No document is attached. Magistrate Return due by 10/27/2006 (Price, Jackie) (Entered: 10/16/2006)

Oct. 16, 2006

Oct. 16, 2006

8

Rule 16 Notice. Proposed scheduling order due by 1/16/2007; Rule 26 conference due by 12/20/2006. Signed by Judge William A. Knox on 10/24/2006. (Bode, Kay) (Entered: 10/24/2006)

Oct. 24, 2006

Oct. 24, 2006

9

NOTICE of Magistrate Assignment Returned by RPCS, Inc., EEOC, Roswil, Inc.. Jurisdiction by magistrate accepted (Attachments: # 1 # 2)(Price, Jackie) (Entered: 10/26/2006)

Oct. 26, 2006

Oct. 26, 2006

10

PROPOSED SCHEDULING ORDER by RPCS, Inc., EEOC, Roswil, Inc.. (Gusewelle, Anne) (Entered: 01/16/2007)

Jan. 16, 2007

Jan. 16, 2007

11

SCHEDULING ORDER: Discovery due by 8/31/2007; dispositive motions due by 9/28/2007. Signed by Judge William A. Knox on 1/23/2007. (Bode, Kay) (Entered: 01/23/2007)

Jan. 23, 2007

Jan. 23, 2007

12

JURY TRIAL set for 4/7/2008 at 11:30 AM in Courtroom 2, Springfield before Judge William Knox. Pretrial conference set for April 1, 2008, at 2:00 pm by telephone. Signed by Judge William A. Knox on 1/24/07. (Price, Jackie) (Entered: 01/24/2007)

Jan. 24, 2007

Jan. 24, 2007

13

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE OF INITIAL RULE 26 DISCLOSURES filed by Donald W. Jones on behalf of Defendant Roswil, Inc..(Jones, Donald) (Entered: 01/29/2007)

Jan. 29, 2007

Jan. 29, 2007

14

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE OF INITIAL RULE 26 DISCLOSURES filed by Tina G. Fowler on behalf of Defendant RPCS, Inc..(Fowler, Tina) (Entered: 01/29/2007)

Jan. 29, 2007

Jan. 29, 2007

15

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE OF INITIAL RULE 26 DISCLOSURES filed by Anne E. Gusewelle on behalf of Plaintiff EEOC.(Gusewelle, Anne) (Entered: 01/29/2007)

Jan. 29, 2007

Jan. 29, 2007

16

NOTICE of appearance by Rebecca S. Stith on behalf of EEOC (Stith, Rebecca) (Entered: 03/12/2007)

March 12, 2007

March 12, 2007

17

Joint MOTION to amend/correct the Scheduling Order filed by Aaron D. Jones on behalf of all parties. Suggestions in opposition/response due by 4/5/2007 unless otherwise directed by the court. (Jones, Aaron) (Entered: 03/21/2007)

March 21, 2007

March 21, 2007

18

ORDER granting 17 motion to amend scheduling order; discovery deadline extended to 11/29/2007, dispositive motion deadline extended to 12/27/2007. Signed by Judge William A. Knox on 3/27/2007. (Bode, Kay) (Entered: 03/27/2007)

March 27, 2007

March 27, 2007

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CONSENT DECREE. Signed by Judge William A. Knox on 9/19/2007. (Bode, Kay)

Sept. 19, 2007

Sept. 19, 2007

RECAP

Case Details

State / Territory: Missouri

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: July 27, 2006

Closing Date: Sept. 19, 2010

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

RPCS, Inc. (Springfield, Missouri), Private Entity/Person

Roswil, Inc. (Springfield, Missouri), 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: 100000

Order Duration: 2007 - 2010

Content of Injunction:

Retaliation Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Monitoring

Discrimination Prohibition

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

Black

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits