Case: EEOC v. CWI OF MISSOURI INC (d/b/a HEARTLAND DISPOSAL SERVICES) and REPUBLIC SERVICES INC

4:02-cv-01483 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri

Filed Date: Sept. 30, 2002

Closed Date: Aug. 4, 2005

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Case Summary

In September 2002, the Saint Louis District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against CWI of Missouri, Inc., doing business as Heartland Disposal Services, and Republic Services, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. We do not have a copy of the complaint; therefore, the exact allegations are unknown. However, it appears from the consent decree that the complainant, a female employee, alleged sexual harassment and retaliation in violation of Title VII of th…

In September 2002, the Saint Louis District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against CWI of Missouri, Inc., doing business as Heartland Disposal Services, and Republic Services, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. We do not have a copy of the complaint; therefore, the exact allegations are unknown. However, it appears from the consent decree that the complainant, a female employee, alleged sexual harassment and retaliation in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The complainant intervened in the lawsuit in December 2002. Following some discovery and mediation, the parties settled the lawsuit in August 2003 through a consent decree.

The decree, containing an anti-discrimination and anti-retaliation clause, required the defendant to: certify compliance measures taken to the EEOC, provide a neutral reference to the complainant, post and distribute notice of employee rights, provide EEO training to all owners and employees in Missouri and the De Soto, IL area, and pay $75,000 to be distributed to the complainant and her attorney.

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David Friedman (11/10/2007)

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Docket (PACER)

EEOC v. CWI of Missouri Inc et al

Feb. 6, 2004

Feb. 6, 2004

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Order [Regarding Plaintiff-Intervenor's Motion for a Protective Order]

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April 21, 2003

April 21, 2003

Order/Opinion
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Protective Order Regarding Plaintiff's Medical Information

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April 29, 2003

April 29, 2003

Order/Opinion
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Consent Decree

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Aug. 4, 2003

Aug. 4, 2003

Settlement Agreement

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Docket

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

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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COMPLAINT; # Waivers of Service Issued: 2 # Counts: 1 # Consents: 3 Disclosure of Corp Cert issued to: deft; jury demand (KLK) (Entered: 10/02/2002)

Sept. 30, 2002

Sept. 30, 2002

2

TRACK INFORMATION STATEMENT filed by plaintiff EEOC; track 3 preferred (KLK) (Entered: 10/02/2002)

Sept. 30, 2002

Sept. 30, 2002

3

MOTION by intervenor Tracy Pickett to intervene as a matter of right with exhibit 1 attahed. (CQL) (Entered: 11/01/2002)

Oct. 31, 2002

Oct. 31, 2002

4

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant CWI of Missouri, Inc, defendant Republic Services by John S. Sandberg, Bryan P. Cavanaugh (MCB) (Entered: 12/02/2002)

Nov. 27, 2002

Nov. 27, 2002

5

TRACK INFORMATION STATEMENT filed by defendant CWI of Missouri, Inc, defendant Republic Services track 2 preferred (MCB) (Entered: 12/02/2002)

Nov. 27, 2002

Nov. 27, 2002

6

DISCLOSURE of Corporation Interests Certificate Parent companies: Continental Waste Industries, Inc. Subsidiaries: none Publicly held company: none by defendant CWI of Missouri, Inc (MCB) (Entered: 12/02/2002)

Nov. 27, 2002

Nov. 27, 2002

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DISCLOSURE of Corporation Interests Certificate Parent companies: none Subsidiaries: Continental Waste Industries - Gary, Inc.; Prichard Landfill Corporation; Nove Investments I L.L.C.; Water Recovery Systems, L.L.C. Publicly held company: Cascade Investments; Fidelity Management & Research by defendant Republic Services (MCB) (Entered: 12/02/2002)

Nov. 27, 2002

Nov. 27, 2002

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ANSWER by defendant CWI of Missouri, Inc, defendant Republic Services to [1-1]; jury demand (MCB) (Entered: 12/02/2002)

Nov. 27, 2002

Nov. 27, 2002

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ORDER by Mag Judge Audrey G. Fleissig granting motion to intervene as a matter of right [3-1] IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Clerk of the Court shall attach to this Order a consent/opt-out form. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that no later than December 23, 2002, Tracy Pickett shall file with the Clerk a signed consent/opt-out form. ; Magistrate Consent Due ddl 12/23/02 for Tracy Pickett (cc: all counsel) (MCB) (Entered: 12/04/2002)

Dec. 3, 2002

Dec. 3, 2002

10

FULL CONSENT has been received by plaintiff EEOC, defendant CWI of Missouri, Inc, defendant Republic Services, intervenor plaintiff Tracy Pickett [0-0], [0-0], [0-0] (MCB) (Entered: 12/16/2002)

Dec. 12, 2002

Dec. 12, 2002

11

INTERVENOR'S COMPLAINT by intervenor plaintiff Tracy Pickett # Counts: IV (MCB) (Entered: 12/19/2002)

Dec. 19, 2002

Dec. 19, 2002

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RULE 16 ORDER by Mag Judge Audrey G. Fleissig; standard(2) track , Rule 16 Conference January 24, @ 9:00 ; joint scheduling plan ddl January 17, 2003 (cc: all counsel) (GLF) (Entered: 12/26/2002)

Dec. 24, 2002

Dec. 24, 2002

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JOINT PROPOSED SCHEDULING PLAN by plaintiff EEOC, defendant CWI of Missouri, Inc, defendant Republic Services, intervenor plaintiff Tracy Pickett (MCB) (Entered: 01/21/2003)

Jan. 17, 2003

Jan. 17, 2003

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CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER by Mag Judge Audrey G. Fleissig ; standard(2) track , ; motion to add party ddl 2/21/03 ; Disc completion ddl 9/5/03 ; Notice of Motion ddl set for 10/3/03 ; Motion Package ddl set for 11/28/03 ; non-disp motion ddl 9/16/03 ; ADR future refer 3/17/03 , ; jury trial 3/8/04 at 9am ; pt comp ddl 2/18/04 (cc: all counsel) (CQL) Modified on 04/24/2003 (Entered: 01/24/2003)

Jan. 24, 2003

Jan. 24, 2003

15

MINUTES: before Mag Judge Audrey G. Fleissig Rule 16 Conference held on 1/24/03 court reporter: none; proceedings started: 9:l0am - ended: 9:40am (CQL) (Entered: 01/27/2003)

Jan. 24, 2003

Jan. 24, 2003

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ORDER REFERRING CASE TO ADR: by Mag Judge Audrey G. Fleissig Case set for mediation Designation of Lead Counsel: pltf's counsel ; ADR completion ddl 5/1/03 Designation of Neutral 4/7/03 ADR Conference Report ddl 4/7/03 (cc: all counsel) (MCB) (Entered: 03/17/2003)

March 17, 2003

March 17, 2003

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MOTION by intervenor plaintiff Tracy Pickett to extend completion of ADR by one day, up to and including May 2, 2003 (MCB) (Entered: 03/20/2003)

March 20, 2003

March 20, 2003

18

RULED DOCUMENT by Mag Judge Audrey G. Fleissig granting motion to extend completion of ADR beyond the original deadline [17-1] (cc: all counsel) (GLF) (Entered: 03/21/2003)

March 20, 2003

March 20, 2003

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DESIGNATION NEUTRAL REPORT by plaintiff EEOC, defendant CWI of Missouri, Inc, defendant Republic Services, intervenor plaintiff Tracy Pickett Neutral: Henry Menghini date of conference: 5/2/03 time: 10am location: 720 Olive St. (CQL) (Entered: 03/28/2003)

March 28, 2003

March 28, 2003

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NOTICE of appointment of neutral; neutral: Henry Menghini; neutral selected by: parties (CQL) (Entered: 03/28/2003)

March 28, 2003

March 28, 2003

21

MOTION by intervenor plaintiff Tracy Pickett for protective order w/attached pltfs exhibit 1 & 2 & Memo in Support w/EX 3 & 4 (LLW) (Entered: 04/04/2003)

April 3, 2003

April 3, 2003

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RESPONSE with Exhiit A attached by defendant CWI of Missouri, Inc, defendant Republic Services to motion for protective order [21-1] (CQL) (Entered: 04/11/2003)

April 10, 2003

April 10, 2003

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ORDER by Mag Judge Audrey G. Fleissig granting motion for protective order [21-1] with the conditions outlined in this order; pltff Tracy Pickett shall provide the court with the conditions as outlined in this order (cc: all counsel) (CQL) (Entered: 04/21/2003)

April 21, 2003

April 21, 2003

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MOTION by plaintiff EEOC, defendant CWI of Missouri, Inc, defendant Republic Services, intervenor plaintiff Tracy Pickett for order to modify Case Management Order and Order referring Case to Alternative Dispute Resolution (see motion for details) (MCB) (Entered: 04/23/2003)

April 23, 2003

April 23, 2003

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RULED DOCUMENT by Mag Judge Audrey G. Fleissig granting motion for order to modify Case Management Order and Order referring Case to Alternative Dispute Resolution (see motion for details) [25-1] ; Disc completion ddl 10/17/03 ; Notice of Motion ddl set for 11/14/03 ; Motion Package ddl set for 1/9/04 ; non-disp motion ddl 10/28/03 ; pt comp ddl 2/18/04 , ; jury trial 4/12/04 at 9am (cc: all counsel) (CQL) (Entered: 04/24/2003)

April 24, 2003

April 24, 2003

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MEMORANDUM with attached proposed protective order by intervenor plaintiff Tracy Pickett re: order [24-1] (CQL) (Entered: 04/28/2003)

April 28, 2003

April 28, 2003

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PROTECTIVE ORDER Regarding Pltffs Medical Information by Mag Judge Audrey G. Fleissig : (cc: all counsel) (CQL) (Entered: 04/29/2003)

April 29, 2003

April 29, 2003

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ADR COMPLIANCE REPORT An ADR conference was held on June 12, 2003; Neutral: Henry Menghini; The parties DID achieve a settlement. (MCB) (Entered: 06/18/2003)

June 17, 2003

June 17, 2003

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ORDER by Mag Judge Audrey G. Fleissig IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the April 12, 2004 trial setting is vacated and all pending motions are denied without prejudice. IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that counsel shall file, within thirty days of the date of this order, a stipulation for dismissal, a motion for leave to voluntarily dismiss, or a proposed consent judgment. Failure to timely comply with this order shall result in the dismissal of this action with prejudice.; Dismsl papers ddl 7/23/03 (cc: all counsel) (MCB) (Entered: 06/24/2003)

June 23, 2003

June 23, 2003

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MOTION by intervenor plaintiff Tracy Pickett, defendant Republic Services, defendant CWI of Missouri, Inc, plaintiff EEOC to extend time thru 8/4/03 to file settlement papers (CQL) (Entered: 07/23/2003)

July 23, 2003

July 23, 2003

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RULED DOCUMENT by Mag Judge Audrey G. Fleissig granting motion to extend time thru 8/4/03 to file settlement papers [31-1] ; Dismsl papers ddl 8/4/03 (cc: all counsel) (MCB) (Entered: 07/24/2003)

July 24, 2003

July 24, 2003

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STIPULATION FOR DISMISSAL OF CASE(Consent Decree) by defendant Republic Services, defendant CWI of Missouri, Inc, plaintiff EEOC, each party to bear its own costs So Ordered AGF (CQL) (Entered: 08/05/2003)

Aug. 4, 2003

Aug. 4, 2003

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MOTION for Costs of Document Production by Defendants CWI of Missouri, Inc., Republic Services, Inc.. (Cavanaugh, Bryan) (Motion Withdrawn-Modified on 2/11/2004 GLF). (Entered: 02/03/2004)

Feb. 3, 2004

Feb. 3, 2004

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MEMORANDUM re 34 MOTION for Costs of Document Production Withdrawn by Defendants CWI of Missouri, Inc., Republic Services, Inc.. (Cavanaugh, Bryan) (Entered: 02/06/2004)

Feb. 6, 2004

Feb. 6, 2004

Case Details

State / Territory: Missouri

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 30, 2002

Closing Date: Aug. 4, 2005

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

Republic Services, Inc., Private Entity/Person

CWI of Missouri, Inc., Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

State law

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

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: 75000

Order Duration: 2003 - 2005

Content of Injunction:

Retaliation Prohibition

Neutral/Positive Reference

Discrimination Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit