Case: EEOC v. THORMAN & WRIGHT CORPORATION

2:06-cv-02412 | U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas

Filed Date: Sept. 27, 2006

Closed Date: Aug. 17, 2011

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Case Summary

The St. Louis district office of the EEOC brought this suit against Thorman & Wright Corp., a company that runs motels, and its various affiliated corporations: Thorman Enterprises, Inc., Eldon Thorman & Associates, Inc., The Eldon Thorman Family Nos. 1-5 Limited Partnerships, and Red Coach Inns Ltd. The complaint was filed, under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in September 2007 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas. The complaint alleged that one of the company's o…

The St. Louis district office of the EEOC brought this suit against Thorman & Wright Corp., a company that runs motels, and its various affiliated corporations: Thorman Enterprises, Inc., Eldon Thorman & Associates, Inc., The Eldon Thorman Family Nos. 1-5 Limited Partnerships, and Red Coach Inns Ltd. The complaint was filed, under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in September 2007 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas. The complaint alleged that one of the company's owners engaged in racist employment practices and fired complainant in retaliation for her opposing those practices and because of complainant's pregnancy. The complainant intervened in December 2006, also filing a complaint under Title VII.

After some discovery and ineffective motions for summary judgment filed by the defendant, the parties settled the case in August 2007 by entry of a consent decree. The defendants were forbidden from discrimination and retaliation, and the owner who was behind the racist policies and retaliation was required to transfer his ownership interest in the motels to a trust formed with the other owner as sole trustee. Also, defendants were required to contract with a specialist to form an anti-discrimination policy, and to institute training for employees at all levels, including the owners. Distribution of the policy and posting of EEOC poster was also required. Additionally, defendants were required to file semi-annual reports to the EEOC detailing any firings or positions removed by restructuring, and quarterly reports detailing any complaints received. The defendants were also required to report on compliance to the EEOC at any time the EEOC makes a request, and to be open up the office to the EEOC for interviews, file reviews, and document checks, upon reasonable notice. The term of the decree was four years and defendants were also required to pay $325,000.00 to complainant and complainant's attorney.

The terms of the agreement were to run for 4 years. The docket sheet does not show any further enforcement took place; the case was presumably closed in 2011.

Summary Authors

Shankar Viswanathan (5/15/2008)

People

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Judge(s)

Lungstrum, John Watson (Kansas)

Waxse, David J. (Kansas)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Baran, Andrea G. (Kansas)

Coopman, Amy L. (Missouri)

Johnson, Robert G. (Missouri)

Klosener, Tiffany B (Missouri)

Seely, Barbara A. (Missouri)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Bucher, Donald E (Missouri)

McCarthy, Andrea Gould (Missouri)

Judge(s)

Lungstrum, John Watson (Kansas)

Waxse, David J. (Kansas)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Baran, Andrea G. (Kansas)

Coopman, Amy L. (Missouri)

Johnson, Robert G. (Missouri)

Klosener, Tiffany B (Missouri)

Seely, Barbara A. (Missouri)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Bucher, Donald E (Missouri)

McCarthy, Andrea Gould (Missouri)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:06-cv-02412

Docket (PACER)

EEOC v. Thorman & Wright Corp

Aug. 17, 2007

Aug. 17, 2007

Docket
1

2:06-cv-02412

Complaint

EEOC v. Thorman & Wright Corp et al

Sept. 27, 2006

Sept. 27, 2006

Complaint
13

2:06-cv-02412

Memorandum & Order [re: Motion to Dismiss]

EEOC v. Thorman & Wright Corp et al

2006 WL 3718070

Dec. 15, 2006

Dec. 15, 2006

Order/Opinion
14

2:06-cv-02412

Complaint in Intervention

EEOC v. Thompson & Wright Corp et al

Dec. 18, 2006

Dec. 18, 2006

Complaint
48

2:06-cv-02412

First Amended Complaint

EEOC v. Thorman & Wright Corp et al

April 5, 2007

April 5, 2007

Complaint
47

2:06-cv-02412

First Amended Complaint in Intervention

EEOC v. Thorman & Wright Corp et al

April 5, 2007

April 5, 2007

Complaint
80

2:06-cv-02412

Memorandum & Order [re: Defendant's Motion to Compel]

EEOC v. Thorman & Wright Corp et al

243 F.R.D. 426

June 5, 2007

June 5, 2007

Order/Opinion
79

2:06-cv-02412

Memorandum & Order [re: Plaintiff's Motion to Compel]

EEOC v. Thorman & Wright Corp et al

243 F.R.D. 421

June 5, 2007

June 5, 2007

Order/Opinion
89

2:06-cv-02412

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Thorman & Wright Corp

Aug. 17, 2007

Aug. 17, 2007

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4267559/equal-employment-opportunity-commission-v-thorman-wright-corp/

Last updated July 22, 2022, 3:19 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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COMPLAINT (No Summons Issued) with trial location of Kansas City, filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(jb) (Entered: 09/27/2006)

Sept. 27, 2006

Sept. 27, 2006

RECAP
2

MOTION to Intervene by Movant Brooke Sonntag. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A# 2 Exhibit B Complaint in Intervention) (Coopman, Amy) (Entered: 10/18/2006)

1 Exhibit A

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2 Exhibit B Complaint in Intervention

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Oct. 18, 2006

Oct. 18, 2006

PACER
3

ANSWER to Complaint with Jury Demand by Thorman & Wright Corp..(Bucher, Donald) (Duplicate text removed on 10/31/2006. (mg)) (Entered: 10/30/2006)

Oct. 30, 2006

Oct. 30, 2006

PACER
4

MOTION to Dismiss, or in the alternative, for Summary Judgment by Defendants The Eldon Thorman Family No. 1 Limited Partnership, The Eldon Thorman Family No. 2 Limited Partnership, The Eldon Thorman Family No. 3 Limited Partnership, The Eldon Thorman Family No. 4 Limited Partnership, The Eldon Thorman Family No. 5 Limited Partnership, Thorman Enterprises, Inc., Eldon Thorman & Associates, Inc. (Bucher, Donald) (Motion title modified on 10/31/06. (mg)) (Entered: 10/30/2006)

Oct. 30, 2006

Oct. 30, 2006

PACER
5

ORDER SETTING SCHEDULING CONFERENCE: Telephone Scheduling Conference set for 12/18/2006 at 03:00 PM before Magistrate Judge David J. Waxse. Report of Parties Planning Meeting deadline 12/11/2006. Signed by Magistrate Judge David J. Waxse on 11/3/06. (ll) (Entered: 11/03/2006)

Nov. 3, 2006

Nov. 3, 2006

PACER
6

MEMORANDUM in Opposition by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission re 4 MOTION to Dismiss, or in the alternative, for Summary Judgment. (Attachments: #(1) Exhibit 1 - Sonntag Declaration)(Baran, Andrea) (Entered: 11/13/2006)

1 Exhibit 1 - Sonntag Declaration

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Nov. 13, 2006

Nov. 13, 2006

PACER
7

ENTRY OF APPEARANCE by Andrea Gould McCarthy on behalf of The Eldon Thorman Family No. 1 Limited Partnership, The Eldon Thorman Family No. 2 Limited Partnership, The Eldon Thorman Family No. 3 Limited Partnership, The Eldon Thorman Family No. 4 Limited Partnership, The Eldon Thorman Family No. 5 Limited Partnership, Thorman & Wright Corp., Thorman Enterprises, Inc., Eldon Thorman & Associates, Inc.. (McCarthy, Andrea) (Entered: 11/22/2006)

Nov. 22, 2006

Nov. 22, 2006

PACER
8

REPLY to Response to Motion by Defendants The Eldon Thorman Family No. 1 Limited Partnership, The Eldon Thorman Family No. 2 Limited Partnership, The Eldon Thorman Family No. 3 Limited Partnership, The Eldon Thorman Family No. 4 Limited Partnership, The Eldon Thorman Family No. 5 Limited Partnership, Thorman Enterprises, Inc., Eldon Thorman & Associates, Inc. re: 4 MOTION to Dismiss, or in the alternative, for Summary Judgment. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit Second Affidavit of Ron Wright)(McCarthy, Andrea) (Entered: 11/22/2006)

1 Second Affidavit of Ron Wright

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Nov. 22, 2006

Nov. 22, 2006

PACER
9

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE of Initial Disclosures, First Interrogatories to Thorman & Wright Corp., and First Requests for Production of Documents to all Defendants by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Baran, Andrea) (Entered: 12/07/2006)

Dec. 7, 2006

Dec. 7, 2006

PACER
10

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE of Thorman & Wright Corp.'s First Interrogatories and Requests for Production of Documents on Plaintiff EEOC and Proposed Plaintiff-Intervenor Brooke Sonntag by Thorman & Wright Corp. (McCarthy, Andrea) (Entered: 12/13/2006)

Dec. 13, 2006

Dec. 13, 2006

PACER
11

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE of Thorman & Wright Corp. Rule 26 Initial Disclosures on Plaintiff EEOC and Proposed Plaintiff-Intervenor Brooke Sonntag by Thorman & Wright Corp. (McCarthy, Andrea) (Entered: 12/13/2006)

Dec. 13, 2006

Dec. 13, 2006

PACER
12

MEMORANDUM AND ORDER granting 2 Movant's Motion to Intervene. Plaintiff-intervenor shall electronically file and serve her Complaint in Intervention no later than December 22, 2006. Signed by Magistrate Judge David J. Waxse on 12/14/2006.(jm) (Entered: 12/14/2006)

Dec. 14, 2006

Dec. 14, 2006

RECAP
13

MEMORANDUM AND ORDER denying without prejudice 4 MOTION to Dismiss, or in the alternative, for Summary Judgment. Signed by Judge John W. Lungstrum on 12/15/2006. (ses) (Entered: 12/15/2006)

Dec. 15, 2006

Dec. 15, 2006

RECAP
14

COMPLAINT in Intervention filed by Brooke Sonntag.(Coopman, Amy) (Entered: 12/18/2006)

Dec. 18, 2006

Dec. 18, 2006

PACER
15

NOTICE by Movant Brooke Sonntag of taking deposition of Eldon Thorman on 01/10/07. (Coopman, Amy) (Entered: 12/20/2006)

Dec. 20, 2006

Dec. 20, 2006

PACER
16

SCHEDULING ORDER from Scheduling Conference held before Magistrate Judge David J. Waxse on 12/18/2006. Discovery deadline 4/27/2007. Dispositive motion deadline 6/1/2007. Confidential settlement reports due 1/11/2007. Mediation deadline 2/1/2007. Proposed Pretrial Order due by 5/8/2007. Final Pretrial Conference set for 5/15/2007 at 11:00 AM before Magistrate Judge David J. Waxse. Jury Trial set for 10/2/2007 at 09:30 AM before Chief Judge John W. Lungstrum. Estimated trial time 4 to 5 days. (SEE SCHEDULING ORDER FOR FURTHER DEADLINES.) Signed by Magistrate Judge David J. Waxse on 1/2/2007.(This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no.pdf document associated with this entry.)(jm) (Entered: 01/02/2007)

Jan. 2, 2007

Jan. 2, 2007

PACER
17

ANSWER to Complaint with Jury Demand by Eldon Thorman & Associates, Inc..(McCarthy, Andrea) (Entered: 01/02/2007)

Jan. 2, 2007

Jan. 2, 2007

PACER
18

ANSWER to Complaint with Jury Demand by The Eldon Thorman Family No. 1 Limited Partnership.(McCarthy, Andrea) (Entered: 01/02/2007)

Jan. 2, 2007

Jan. 2, 2007

PACER
19

ANSWER to Complaint with Jury Demand by The Eldon Thorman Family No. 2 Limited Partnership.(McCarthy, Andrea) (Entered: 01/02/2007)

Jan. 2, 2007

Jan. 2, 2007

PACER
20

ANSWER to Complaint with Jury Demand by The Eldon Thorman Family No. 3 Limited Partnership.(McCarthy, Andrea) (Entered: 01/02/2007)

Jan. 2, 2007

Jan. 2, 2007

PACER
21

ANSWER to Complaint with Jury Demand by The Eldon Thorman Family No. 4 Limited Partnership.(McCarthy, Andrea) (Entered: 01/02/2007)

Jan. 2, 2007

Jan. 2, 2007

PACER
22

ANSWER to Complaint with Jury Demand by The Eldon Thorman Family No. 5 Limited Partnership.(McCarthy, Andrea) (Entered: 01/02/2007)

Jan. 2, 2007

Jan. 2, 2007

PACER
23

ANSWER to Complaint with Jury Demand by Thorman Enterprises, Inc..(McCarthy, Andrea) (Entered: 01/02/2007)

Jan. 2, 2007

Jan. 2, 2007

PACER
24

AMENDED NOTICE by Movant Brooke Sonntag of taking deposition of Eldon Thorman on 1/17/07. (Coopman, Amy) (Entered: 01/10/2007)

Jan. 10, 2007

Jan. 10, 2007

PACER
25

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE of Plaintiff-Intervenor Sonntag's Answers to First Interrogatories and Responses to First Request for Production by Brooke Sonntag. (Coopman, Amy) (Entered: 01/11/2007)

Jan. 11, 2007

Jan. 11, 2007

PACER
26

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE of discovery responses by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Baran, Andrea) (Entered: 01/11/2007)

Jan. 11, 2007

Jan. 11, 2007

PACER
27

NOTICE by Defendants The Eldon Thorman Family No. 1 Limited Partnership, The Eldon Thorman Family No. 2 Limited Partnership, The Eldon Thorman Family No. 3 Limited Partnership, The Eldon Thorman Family No. 4 Limited Partnership, The Eldon Thorman Family No. 5 Limited Partnership, Thorman & Wright Corp., Thorman Enterprises, Inc., Eldon Thorman & Associates, Inc. of taking deposition of Brooke Sonntag on January 16, 2007. (McCarthy, Andrea) (Entered: 01/16/2007)

Jan. 16, 2007

Jan. 16, 2007

PACER
28

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE of Rule 26 Initial Disclosures by Brooke Sonntag. (Coopman, Amy) (Entered: 01/17/2007)

Jan. 17, 2007

Jan. 17, 2007

PACER
29

MINUTE SHEET for Telephone Discovery Hearing held before Magistrate Judge David J. Waxse on 1/17/2007 re depositions of Brooke Sonntag and Eldon Thorman. (See Minute Sheet for details.) (ll) (Entered: 01/17/2007)

Jan. 17, 2007

Jan. 17, 2007

PACER
30

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE of Second Interrogatories to Thorman & Wright Corp. and Second Requests for Production of Documents to All Defendants by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Baran, Andrea) (Entered: 01/19/2007)

Jan. 19, 2007

Jan. 19, 2007

PACER
31

Joint MOTION for extension of time to engage in mediation by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Baran, Andrea) (Entered: 01/31/2007)

Jan. 31, 2007

Jan. 31, 2007

PACER
32

MOTION for Leave to Amend Complaint re 1 Complaint by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - Sonntag Declaration# 2 Exhibit B - Thorman Deposition Excerpts# 3 Exhibit C - First Amended Complaint) (Baran, Andrea) (Entered: 02/05/2007)

1 Exhibit A - Sonntag Declaration

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2 Exhibit B - Thorman Deposition Excerpts

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3 Exhibit C - First Amended Complaint

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Feb. 5, 2007

Feb. 5, 2007

PACER
33

MOTION for Leave to Amend Complaint re 14 Intervenor Complaint by Movant Brooke Sonntag. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A First Amended Complaint in Intervention# 2 Exhibit B Sonntag Declaration# 3 Exhibit C Thorman Deposition Excerpts) (Coopman, Amy) (Entered: 02/05/2007)

1 Exhibit A First Amended Complaint in Intervention

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2 Exhibit B Sonntag Declaration

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3 Exhibit C Thorman Deposition Excerpts

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Feb. 5, 2007

Feb. 5, 2007

PACER
34

ORDER granting 31 the parties' Joint Motion for Extension of Mediation Deadline. The deadline before which mediation must occur is extended to February 14, 2007. Signed by Magistrate Judge David J. Waxse on 2/6/2007.(This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no.pdf document associated with this entry.)(jm) (Entered: 02/06/2007)

Feb. 6, 2007

Feb. 6, 2007

PACER
35

MEMORANDUM in Opposition by Defendants The Eldon Thorman Family No. 1 Limited Partnership, The Eldon Thorman Family No. 2 Limited Partnership, The Eldon Thorman Family No. 3 Limited Partnership, The Eldon Thorman Family No. 4 Limited Partnership, The Eldon Thorman Family No. 5 Limited Partnership, Thorman & Wright Corp., Thorman Enterprises, Inc., Eldon Thorman & Associates, Inc. re 32 MOTION for Leave to Amend Complaint re 1 Complaint and 33 MOTION for Leave to Amend Complaint re 14 Intervenor Complaint. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(McCarthy, Andrea) (Duplicate text removed on 02/23/07. (mg)) (Entered: 02/20/2007)

1 Exhibit A

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Feb. 20, 2007

Feb. 20, 2007

PACER
36

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE of Third Reqests for Production of Documents, Third Interrogatories and First Requests for Admissions by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Baran, Andrea) (Entered: 02/21/2007)

Feb. 21, 2007

Feb. 21, 2007

PACER
37

NOTICE by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission of taking deposition of Ronald Wright on March 5, 2007. (Baran, Andrea) (Entered: 02/28/2007)

Feb. 28, 2007

Feb. 28, 2007

PACER
38

NOTICE by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission of taking deposition of 30(b)(6) representative on March 8, 2007. (Baran, Andrea) (Entered: 02/28/2007)

Feb. 28, 2007

Feb. 28, 2007

PACER
39

NOTICE by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission of taking deposition of Gary Edwards on March 8, 2007. (Baran, Andrea) (Entered: 02/28/2007)

Feb. 28, 2007

Feb. 28, 2007

PACER
40

AMENDED NOTICE by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission of taking deposition of Ronald Wright on March 5, 2007. (Baran, Andrea) (Entered: 02/28/2007)

Feb. 28, 2007

Feb. 28, 2007

PACER
41

AMENDED NOTICE by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission of taking deposition of Gary Edwards on March 8, 2007. (Baran, Andrea) (Entered: 02/28/2007)

Feb. 28, 2007

Feb. 28, 2007

PACER
42

JOINT REPLY to Response to Motion by Movant Brooke Sonntag, Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission re: 32 MOTION for Leave to Amend Complaint re 1 Complaint, 33 MOTION for Leave to Amend Complaint re 14 Intervenor Complaint. (Coopman, Amy) (Document title modified on 3/7/2007. (mg)) (Entered: 03/06/2007)

March 6, 2007

March 6, 2007

PACER
43

DEPOSITION of Gary T. Edwards taken on March 22, 2007 filed by Brooke Sonntag. (Coopman, Amy) (Entered: 03/20/2007)

March 20, 2007

March 20, 2007

PACER
44

AMENDED NOTICE by Movant Brooke Sonntag of taking deposition of Gary Edwards on March 22, 2007. (Coopman, Amy) (Entered: 03/20/2007)

March 20, 2007

March 20, 2007

PACER
45

AMENDED NOTICE by Movant Brooke Sonntag of taking deposition of Gary Edwards on March 22, 2007. (Coopman, Amy) (Entered: 03/20/2007)

March 20, 2007

March 20, 2007

PACER
46

ORDER granting [32 and 33] Motions for Leave to Amend Complaint. Plaintiffs shall electronically file and serve the referenced Complaints on or before April 13, 2007. Signed by Magistrate Judge David J. Waxse on 04/03/2007. (mts) (Entered: 04/03/2007)

April 3, 2007

April 3, 2007

PACER
47

AMENDED COMPLAINT in Intervention against all defendants, filed by Brooke Sonntag.(Coopman, Amy) (Modified on 4/6/2007. (mg)) (Entered: 04/05/2007)

April 5, 2007

April 5, 2007

PACER
48

AMENDED COMPLAINT against all defendants, filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(Baran, Andrea) (Entered: 04/05/2007)

April 5, 2007

April 5, 2007

PACER
49

AMENDED NOTICE by Plaintiff Brooke Sonntag of taking deposition of Ron Wright on 04/18/07. (Coopman, Amy) (Entered: 04/10/2007)

April 10, 2007

April 10, 2007

PACER
50

NOTICE by Defendants Red Coach Inns Ltd., The Eldon Thorman Family No. 1 Limited Partnership, The Eldon Thorman Family No. 2 Limited Partnership, The Eldon Thorman Family No. 3 Limited Partnership, The Eldon Thorman Family No. 4 Limited Partnership, The Eldon Thorman Family No. 5 Limited Partnership, Thorman & Wright Corp., Thorman Enterprises, Inc., Eldon Thorman & Associates, Inc. of taking deposition of Geoff Sonntag on April 19, 2007. (McCarthy, Andrea) (Entered: 04/11/2007)

April 11, 2007

April 11, 2007

PACER
51

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE of Second Privilege Log by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Baran, Andrea) (Entered: 04/14/2007)

April 14, 2007

April 14, 2007

PACER
52

ANSWER to Amended Complaint in Intervention of Brooke Sonntag by Red Coach Inns Ltd., The Eldon Thorman Family No. 1 Limited Partnership, The Eldon Thorman Family No. 2 Limited Partnership, The Eldon Thorman Family No. 3 Limited Partnership, The Eldon Thorman Family No. 4 Limited Partnership, The Eldon Thorman Family No. 5 Limited Partnership, Thorman & Wright Corp., Thorman Enterprises, Inc., Eldon Thorman & Associates, Inc..(McCarthy, Andrea) (Entered: 04/16/2007)

April 16, 2007

April 16, 2007

PACER
53

ANSWER to Amended Complaint of Plaintiff EEOC by Red Coach Inns Ltd., The Eldon Thorman Family No. 1 Limited Partnership, The Eldon Thorman Family No. 2 Limited Partnership, The Eldon Thorman Family No. 3 Limited Partnership, The Eldon Thorman Family No. 4 Limited Partnership, The Eldon Thorman Family No. 5 Limited Partnership, Thorman & Wright Corp., Thorman Enterprises, Inc., Eldon Thorman & Associates, Inc..(McCarthy, Andrea) (Entered: 04/16/2007)

April 16, 2007

April 16, 2007

PACER
54

Joint MOTION for Leave to Supplemental Initial Disclosures by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Baran, Andrea) (Entered: 04/20/2007)

April 20, 2007

April 20, 2007

PACER
55

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE of First Supplemental Responses to First Request for Production of Documents and Responses to Second Request for Production of Documents by Brooke Sonntag. (Coopman, Amy) (Entered: 04/26/2007)

April 26, 2007

April 26, 2007

PACER
56

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE of Plaintiff EEOC's Responses to Defendant's Second Request for Production of Documents by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Baran, Andrea) (Entered: 04/26/2007)

April 26, 2007

April 26, 2007

PACER
57

MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney by Robert G. Johnson, counsel for Plaintiff by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Baran, Andrea) (Motion title modified on 4/27/2007. (mg)) (Entered: 04/27/2007)

April 27, 2007

April 27, 2007

PACER
58

MOTION Leave to Depose Witness Lisa Noller Out of Time by Defendants Red Coach Inns Ltd., The Eldon Thorman Family No. 1 Limited Partnership, The Eldon Thorman Family No. 2 Limited Partnership, The Eldon Thorman Family No. 3 Limited Partnership, The Eldon Thorman Family No. 4 Limited Partnership, The Eldon Thorman Family No. 5 Limited Partnership, Thorman & Wright Corp., Thorman Enterprises, Inc., Eldon Thorman & Associates, Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Noller Exhibits) (McCarthy, Andrea) (Entered: 04/27/2007)

1 Exhibit Noller Exhibits

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April 27, 2007

April 27, 2007

PACER
59

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE of Responses to Second Document Request by The Eldon Thorman Family No. 1 Limited Partnership. (McCarthy, Andrea) (Entered: 04/27/2007)

April 27, 2007

April 27, 2007

PACER
60

ORDER granting 58 Defendants' Unopposed Motion for Leave to Depose Witness. Defendants shall have up to and including May 23, 2007 before which to depose witness Lisa Noller. Signed by Magistrate Judge David J. Waxse on 4/30/2007.(jm) (Entered: 04/30/2007)

April 30, 2007

April 30, 2007

PACER
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ORDER granting 57 Motion to Withdraw as Attorney. Attorney Robert G. Johnson witdrawn as counsel plaintiff. Signed by Magistrate Judge David J. Waxse on 04/30/07. (mg) (Entered: 04/30/2007)

April 30, 2007

April 30, 2007

PACER
62

MEMORANDUM in Opposition by Defendants Red Coach Inns Ltd., The Eldon Thorman Family No. 1 Limited Partnership, The Eldon Thorman Family No. 2 Limited Partnership, The Eldon Thorman Family No. 3 Limited Partnership, The Eldon Thorman Family No. 4 Limited Partnership, The Eldon Thorman Family No. 5 Limited Partnership, Thorman & Wright Corp., Thorman Enterprises, Inc., Eldon Thorman & Associates, Inc. re 54 Joint MOTION for Leave to Supplemental Initial Disclosures. (McCarthy, Andrea) (Entered: 05/01/2007)

May 1, 2007

May 1, 2007

PACER
63

MOTION to Compel by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - 3-28-07 Document Request# 2 Exhibit B - 4-14-07 E-Mail from Andrea Baran to Andi McCarthy# 3 Exhibit C - 30(b)(6) Deposition Notice# 4 Exhibit D - 30(b)(6) Depo Excerpts) (Baran, Andrea) (Entered: 05/10/2007)

1 Exhibit A - 3-28-07 Document Request

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2 Exhibit B - 4-14-07 E-Mail from Andrea Baran to Andi McCarthy

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3 Exhibit C - 30(b)(6) Deposition Notice

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4 Exhibit D - 30(b)(6) Depo Excerpts

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May 10, 2007

May 10, 2007

PACER
64

MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT of 63 MOTION to Compel by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - 3-28-07 Document Request# 2 Exhibit B - 4-14-07 E-Mail from Andrea Baran to Andi McCarthy# 3 Exhibit C - deposition notice (30(b)(6))# 4 Exhibit D - 30(b)(6) Depo Excerpts# 5 Exhibit E - 3-28-07 E-Mail from Andrea Baran to Andi McCarthy# 6 Exhibit F - cert of serv 1-19-07# 7 Exhibit G - doc rq - second to eldon thorman family ptshp 1# 8 Exhibit H - 4-27-07 E-Mail from Andrea McCarthy to Andrea Baran# 9 Exhibit I - 5-1-07 E-Mail from Andrea Baran and Amy Coopman to Andi McCarthy and Don Bucher# 10 Exhibit J - 5-1-07 E-Mail from Andrea McCarthy to Andrea Baran and Amy Coopman# 11 Exhibit K - Ronald Wright Depo Excerpts)(Baran, Andrea) (Entered: 05/10/2007)

1 Exhibit A - 3-28-07 Document Request

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2 Exhibit B - 4-14-07 E-Mail from Andrea Baran to Andi McCarthy

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3 Exhibit C - deposition notice (30(b)(6))

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4 Exhibit D - 30(b)(6) Depo Excerpts

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5 Exhibit E - 3-28-07 E-Mail from Andrea Baran to Andi McCarthy

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6 Exhibit F - cert of serv 1-19-07

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7 Exhibit G - doc rq - second to eldon thorman family ptshp 1

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8 Exhibit H - 4-27-07 E-Mail from Andrea McCarthy to Andrea Baran

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9 Exhibit I - 5-1-07 E-Mail from Andrea Baran and Amy Coopman to Andi McCarthy and

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10 Exhibit J - 5-1-07 E-Mail from Andrea McCarthy to Andrea Baran and Amy Coopman

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11 Exhibit K - Ronald Wright Depo Excerpts

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May 10, 2007

May 10, 2007

PACER
65

REPLY MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT of 54 Joint MOTION for Leave to Supplemental Initial Disclosures by Plaintiffs Brooke Sonntag, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Carol Crawford Declaration)(Coopman, Amy) (Entered: 05/14/2007)

1 Exhibit Carol Crawford Declaration

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May 14, 2007

May 14, 2007

PACER
66

MINUTE ENTRY for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge David J. Waxse: Final Pretrial Conference held on 5/15/2007. (This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no.pdf document associated with this entry.) (mts) Mo (Entered: 05/15/2007)

May 15, 2007

May 15, 2007

PACER
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ORDER granting 54 Plaintiffs' Motion to File Supplemental Initial Disclosures. Defendants shall be permitted to depose witness Carol Crawford. All further discovery shall be completed by June 1, 2007; upon consultation with the trial judge in this matter, the dispositive motion deadline is reset to June 15, 2007; any response brief to Plaintiffs' Motion to Compel (doc. 63) shall be filed by May 18, 2007 and any reply brief filed by May 22, 2007; Defendants shall file the proposed Motion to Compel referenced by counsel in the telephone conference no later than May 18, 2007. Any response brief to Defendants' proposed Motion to Compel shall be filed by May 25, 2007 and any reply brief filed by May 29, 2007. Signed by Magistrate Judge David J. Waxse on 5/15/2007.(jm) (Entered: 05/15/2007)

May 15, 2007

May 15, 2007

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MEMORANDUM in Opposition by Defendants Red Coach Inns Ltd., The Eldon Thorman Family No. 1 Limited Partnership, The Eldon Thorman Family No. 2 Limited Partnership, The Eldon Thorman Family No. 3 Limited Partnership, The Eldon Thorman Family No. 4 Limited Partnership, The Eldon Thorman Family No. 5 Limited Partnership, Thorman & Wright Corp., Thorman Enterprises, Inc., Eldon Thorman & Associates, Inc. re 63 MOTION to Compel. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 - Discovery Response# 2 Exhibit 2 - Gary Edwards 30(b)(6) Deposition# 3 Exhibit 3 - Eldon Thorman Deposition)(McCarthy, Andrea) (Entered: 05/18/2007)

1 Exhibit 1 - Discovery Response

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2 Exhibit 2 - Gary Edwards 30(b)(6) Deposition

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3 Exhibit 3 - Eldon Thorman Deposition

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May 18, 2007

May 18, 2007

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MOTION to Compel Discovery by Defendant Thorman & Wright Corp. (McCarthy, Andrea) (Entered: 05/18/2007)

May 18, 2007

May 18, 2007

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MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT of 70 MOTION to Compel Discovery by Defendant Thorman & Wright Corp. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit)(McCarthy, Andrea) (Entered: 05/18/2007)

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May 18, 2007

May 18, 2007

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PRETRIAL ORDER ENTERED: estimated trial time 5 days. Dispositive motion deadline 6/15/2007. Jury Trial set for 10/2/2007 at 09:30 AM before Chief Judge John W. Lungstrum. SEE ORDER FOR FURTHER DEADLINE INFORMATION. Signed by Judge John W. Lungstrum on 5/22/2007.(ses) (Entered: 05/22/2007)

May 22, 2007

May 22, 2007

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MOTION for extension of time to Depose Plaintiffs' Witness Lisa Noller Beyond May 23, 2007, or, in the Alternative, to Exclude All Evidence and Testimony From Lisa Noller by Defendants Red Coach Inns Ltd., The Eldon Thorman Family No. 1 Limited Partnership, The Eldon Thorman Family No. 2 Limited Partnership, The Eldon Thorman Family No. 3 Limited Partnership, The Eldon Thorman Family No. 4 Limited Partnership, The Eldon Thorman Family No. 5 Limited Partnership, Thorman & Wright Corp., Thorman Enterprises, Inc., Eldon Thorman & Associates, Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, 2 and 3) (McCarthy, Andrea) (Motion title modified on 5/24/2007. (mg)) (Entered: 05/23/2007)

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May 23, 2007

May 23, 2007

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Joint MEMORANDUM in Opposition by Plaintiffs Brooke Sonntag, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission re 70 MOTION to Compel Discovery. (Coopman, Amy) (Entered: 05/25/2007)

May 25, 2007

May 25, 2007

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MINUTE ENTRY for proceedings held before Judge John W. Lungstrum - Motion Hearing held on 5/25/2007: granting in part as set forth on the record the 73 Motion for leave to depose plaintiffs' witness Lisa Noller beyond May 23, 2007, or, in the alternative, to exclude all evidence and testimony from Lisa Noller. The deadline by which Ms. Noller's deposition shall be completed is 6/15/2007. (Court Reporter Becky Ryder.) (This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no.pdf document associated with this entry.) (ses) (Entered: 05/31/2007)

May 25, 2007

May 25, 2007

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NOTICE of Hearing on Motion 73 MOTION for extension of time to Depose Plaintiffs' Witness Lisa Noller Beyond May 23, 2007, or, in the Alternative, to Exclude All Evidence and Testimony From Lisa Noller: (This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no.pdf document associated with this entry.) Motion Hearing by telephone conference is set for 5/25/2007 at 03:00 PM before Chief Judge John W. Lungstrum. The court will initiate the conference call.(ses) (Entered: 05/25/2007)

May 25, 2007

May 25, 2007

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REPLY to Response to Motion by Defendant Thorman & Wright Corp. re: 70 MOTION to Compel Discovery. (McCarthy, Andrea) (Entered: 05/29/2007)

May 29, 2007

May 29, 2007

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CASE REFERRED to Magistrate Judge David J. Waxse. (ses) (Entered: 05/30/2007)

May 30, 2007

May 30, 2007

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MEMORANDUM AND ORDER granting 63 Plaintiff's Motion to Compel. Any Defendant who did not respond to Plaintiff's March 28, 2007 discovery requests shall respond to these discovery requests on or before June 18, 2007. The parties shall meet and confer regarding a mutually convenient time within the next fourteen (14) days for Defendants Thorman Enterprises, Inc., and Eldon Thorman Family Limited Partnership No. 4 to produce a designee who is competently prepared to fully and responsibly address questions posed regarding the topics identified in Plaintiff's Notice to Take 30(b)(6) Deposition. Signed by Magistrate Judge David J. Waxse on 6/5/2007.(jm) (Entered: 06/05/2007)

June 5, 2007

June 5, 2007

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MEMORANDUM AND ORDER granting in part and denying in part 70 Defendant's Motion to Compel. Defendant's Motion is denied with respect to Defendant's request to compel Plaintiffs to provide an executed release, signed by Plaintiff Sonntag, that authorizes Defendant to access Sonntag's employment records from Simplex Grinnell. Defendant's Motion is granted to the extent that Plaintiffs shall produce a copy of the severance agreement between Sonntag and Simplex Grinnell. Signed by Magistrate Judge David J. Waxse on 6/5/2008.(jm) (Entered: 06/05/2007)

June 5, 2007

June 5, 2007

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MOTION for Summary Judgment by Defendants Red Coach Inns Ltd., The Eldon Thorman Family No. 1 Limited Partnership, The Eldon Thorman Family No. 2 Limited Partnership, The Eldon Thorman Family No. 3 Limited Partnership, The Eldon Thorman Family No. 4 Limited Partnership, The Eldon Thorman Family No. 5 Limited Partnership, Thorman Enterprises, Inc., Eldon Thorman & Associates, Inc. (McCarthy, Andrea) (Entered: 06/15/2007)

June 15, 2007

June 15, 2007

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MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT of 81 MOTION for Summary Judgment by Defendants Red Coach Inns Ltd., The Eldon Thorman Family No. 1 Limited Partnership, The Eldon Thorman Family No. 2 Limited Partnership, The Eldon Thorman Family No. 3 Limited Partnership, The Eldon Thorman Family No. 4 Limited Partnership, The Eldon Thorman Family No. 5 Limited Partnership, Thorman Enterprises, Inc., Eldon Thorman & Associates, Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Index# 2 Exhibit A - Outline of Defendants and Hotels# 3 Exhibit B - Sonntag Deposition# 4 Exhibit C - 2003 Charge# 5 Exhibit D - 2005 Charge# 6 Exhibit E - Affidavit of Ron Wright# 7 Exhibit G - Limited Partnership No. 1 Tax Return# 8 Exhibit H - Limited Partnership No. 2 Tax Return# 9 Exhibit I - Kansas Secretary of State Business Information# 10 Exhibit J - Ron Wright Deposition# 11 Exhibit F - 30(b)(6) Deposition of Gary Edwards# 12 Exhibit K - Carol Crawford Deposition# 13 Exhibit L - Eldon Thorman Deposition# 14 Exhibit M - Sonntag Wage Claim Letter)(McCarthy, Andrea) (Entered: 06/15/2007)

1 Exhibit Index

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2 Exhibit A - Outline of Defendants and Hotels

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3 Exhibit B - Sonntag Deposition

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4 Exhibit C - 2003 Charge

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5 Exhibit D - 2005 Charge

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6 Exhibit E - Affidavit of Ron Wright

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7 Exhibit G - Limited Partnership No. 1 Tax Return

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8 Exhibit H - Limited Partnership No. 2 Tax Return

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9 Exhibit I - Kansas Secretary of State Business Information

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10 Exhibit J - Ron Wright Deposition

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11 Exhibit F - 30(b)(6) Deposition of Gary Edwards

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12 Exhibit K - Carol Crawford Deposition

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13 Exhibit L - Eldon Thorman Deposition

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14 Exhibit M - Sonntag Wage Claim Letter

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June 15, 2007

June 15, 2007

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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE of Defendants Responses to Plaintiff EEOC's Second Document Requests by Red Coach Inns Ltd., The Eldon Thorman Family No. 2 Limited Partnership, The Eldon Thorman Family No. 3 Limited Partnership, The Eldon Thorman Family No. 4 Limited Partnership, The Eldon Thorman Family No. 5 Limited Partnership, Thorman & Wright Corp., Thorman Enterprises, Inc., Eldon Thorman & Associates, Inc. (McCarthy, Andrea) (Entered: 06/18/2007)

June 18, 2007

June 18, 2007

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STIPULATION FOR THE PROTECTION AND EXCHANGE OF CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION entered. Signed by Magistrate Judge David J. Waxse on 6/21/2007.(jm) (Entered: 06/21/2007)

June 21, 2007

June 21, 2007

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Joint MOTION for Extension of Time to Response to Defendant's 81 MOTION for Summary Judgment by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Plaintiff-Intervenor Brooke Sonntag. (Baran, Andrea) (Motion title and filers modified on 07/11/07. (mg)) (Entered: 07/10/2007)

July 10, 2007

July 10, 2007

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Joint MEMORANDUM in Opposition by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Plaintiff-Intervenor Brooke Sonntag re 81 MOTION for Summary Judgment.(Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 - 30(b)(6) Deposition Excerpts# 2 Exhibit 2 - Wright Deposition Excerpts# 3 Exhibit 3 - Sonntag Declaration# 4 Exhibit 4 - Edwards Financials# 5 Exhibit 5 - Tax Returns# 6 Exhibit 6 - Edwards Deposition Excerpts# 7 Exhibit Thorman Deposition Excerpts# 8 Exhibit 8 - Sonntag Deposition Excerpts# 9 Exhibit 9 - Crawford Deposition Excerpts# 10 Exhibit 10 - Fax re Remco Technical Support# 11 Exhibit 11 - Noller Deposition Excerpts# 12 Exhibit 12 - Frost Declaration# 13 Exhibit 13 - Frost Deposition Excerpts# 14 Exhibit 14 - Hospitality House Payroll Log# 15 Exhibit 15 - Crawford Declaration# 16 Exhibit 16 - 6-11-03 Letter# 17 Exhibit 17 - Suggested Motel Office Procedure# 18 Exhibit 18 - Financial Statements# 19 Exhibit 19 - Health Insurance Billing Notice# 20 Exhibit 20 - Wright Correspondence# 21 Exhibit 21 - 11-20-05 Notice of Charge# 22 Exhibit 22 - Letter of Determination# 23 Exhibit 23 - Warren Declaration# 24 Exhibit 24 - Conciliation Failure Letter# 25 Exhibit 25 - Corporations Flow Chart)(Baran, Andrea) (Modified on 7/11/2007. (mg)) (Entered: 07/10/2007)

1 Exhibit 1 - 30(b)(6) Dep. Excerpts

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2 Exhibit 2 - Wright Dep. Excerpts

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3 Exhibit 3 - Sonntag Decl.

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4 Exhibit 4 - Edwards Financials

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5 Exhibit 5 - Tax Returns

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6 Exhibit 6 - Edwards Dep. Excerpts

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7 Exhibit Thorman Dep. Excerpts

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8 Exhibit 8 - Sonntag Dep. Excerpts

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9 Exhibit 9 - Crawford Dep. Excerpts

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10 Exhibit 10 - Fax re Remco Technical Support

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11 Exhibit 11 - Noller Dep. Excerpts

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12 Exhibit 12 - Frost Decl.

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13 Exhibit 13 - Frost Dep. Excerpts

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14 Exhibit 14 - Hospitality House Payroll Log

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15 Exhibit 15 - Crawford Decl.

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16 Exhibit 16 - 6-11-03 Letter

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17 Exhibit 17 - Suggested Motel Office Procedure

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18 Exhibit 18 - Financial Statements

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19 Exhibit 19 - Health Ins. Billing Notice

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20 Exhibit 20 - Wright Correspondence

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21 Exhibit 21 - 11-20-05 Notice of Charge

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22 Exhibit 22 - Letter of Determination

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23 Exhibit 23 - Warren Decl.

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24 Exhibit 24 - Conciliation Failure Ltr.

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25 Exhibit 25 - Corporations Flow Chart

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July 10, 2007

July 10, 2007

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ORDER granting 85 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response re 81 MOTION for Summary Judgment. Response deadline extended to 7/10/2007. Signed by Judge John W. Lungstrum on 7/10/2007.(This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no.pdf document associated with this entry.) (ses) (Entered: 07/10/2007)

July 10, 2007

July 10, 2007

PACER
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REPLY to Response to Motion by Defendants Red Coach Inns Ltd., The Eldon Thorman Family No. 1 Limited Partnership, The Eldon Thorman Family No. 2 Limited Partnership, The Eldon Thorman Family No. 3 Limited Partnership, The Eldon Thorman Family No. 4 Limited Partnership, The Eldon Thorman Family No. 5 Limited Partnership, Thorman Enterprises, Inc., Eldon Thorman & Associates, Inc. re: 81 MOTION for Summary Judgment. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit N - Additional Excerpts from Carol Crawford Deposition# 2 Exhibit O - Additional Affidavit of Ron Wright# 3 Exhibit P - Excerpts from Gary Edwards Individual Deposition# 4 Exhibit Q - Excerpts from Ruth Frost Deposition)(McCarthy, Andrea) (Entered: 08/02/2007)

1 Exhibit N - Additional Excerpts from Carol Crawford Deposition

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2 Exhibit O - Additional Affidavit of Ron Wright

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3 Exhibit P - Excerpts from Gary Edwards Individual Deposition

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4 Exhibit Q - Excerpts from Ruth Frost Deposition

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Aug. 2, 2007

Aug. 2, 2007

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CONSENT DECREE. Signed by Judge John W. Lungstrum on 08/17/07.(mg) (Entered: 08/17/2007)

Aug. 17, 2007

Aug. 17, 2007

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Case Details

State / Territory: Kansas

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 27, 2006

Closing Date: Aug. 17, 2011

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

Red Coach Inns Ltd. (Topeka, Kansas), Private Entity/Person

Thorman & Wright Corp. (Topeka, Kansas), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1981

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: 325000

Order Duration: 2007 - 2011

Content of Injunction:

Expungement of Employment Record

Reporting

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Implement complaint/dispute resolution process

Neutral/Positive Reference

Discrimination Prohibition

Retaliation Prohibition

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Other requirements regarding hiring, promotion, retention

Recordkeeping

Monitoring

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Demotion

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Discrimination-basis:

Pregnancy discrimination

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit