Case: EEOC v. ATLANTA GASTROENTEROLOGY ASSOCIATES LLC

1:05-cv-02504 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

Filed Date: Sept. 27, 2005

Closed Date: 2009

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Case Summary

On September 27, 2005, the Atlanta and Birmingham offices of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit under Title VII against Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates, LLC in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. The EEOC alleged that the defendants had violated the complainant's rights by discharging her for refusing to discriminate on the basis of race in her management decisions.On November 23, 2005, the complainant intervened as a party plaintiff in th…

On September 27, 2005, the Atlanta and Birmingham offices of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit under Title VII against Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates, LLC in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. The EEOC alleged that the defendants had violated the complainant's rights by discharging her for refusing to discriminate on the basis of race in her management decisions.

On November 23, 2005, the complainant intervened as a party plaintiff in the litigation. On August 15, 2006, the defendants filed two motions for summary judgment. The first motion was withdrawn sixteen days later, and the second summary judgment motion was denied by the court on February 16, 2007.

On June 26, 2007, the parties went to mediation and reached a settlement. They filed a consent decree with the court on August 9, 2007, and the court dismissed the case. Under the consent decree, the defendants agreed to pay the complainant $145,000 in unspecified damages. The decree enjoined the defendants from violating Title VII, and it required them to post notice of the anti-discrimination laws in a conspicuous place in the workplace. Within 60 days of the entry of the consent decree, the defendant was to train all of its management staff on the requirements of Title VII with respect to equal opportunity and anti-discrimination in employment. Every six months, the defendants were to submit a report to the EEOC Regional Attorney detailing any complaints of adverse employment actions and describing the defendant's response to those complaints. The decree was to remain in effect for 2 years, and if the defendants were found to be in violation of the agreement, the length of the decree would be extended, and the parties would re-enter mediation. The docket sheet does not show any further enforcement; the case was presumably closed in 2009.

Summary Authors

Kristen Sagar (4/9/2008)

People

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Judge(s)

Batten, Timothy C. Sr. (Georgia)

Baverman, Alan J. (Georgia)

Thrash, Thomas W. Jr. (Georgia)

Vineyard, Russell G. (Georgia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Burnett, Katharine Madison (Georgia)

Butler, Marla R. (New York)

Dawkins, Robert (Michigan)

Grossman, Daniel J. (Georgia)

Kung, Lisa L. (Georgia)

Lee, Graham Spencer (Georgia)

Judge(s)

Batten, Timothy C. Sr. (Georgia)

Baverman, Alan J. (Georgia)

Thrash, Thomas W. Jr. (Georgia)

Vineyard, Russell G. (Georgia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Burnett, Katharine Madison (Georgia)

Butler, Marla R. (New York)

Dawkins, Robert (Michigan)

Grossman, Daniel J. (Georgia)

Kung, Lisa L. (Georgia)

Lee, Graham Spencer (Georgia)

Littrell, Elizabeth Lynn (Georgia)

Nevins, Gregory R. (Georgia)

Royal, S. Robert (Georgia)

Warring, Jane (Georgia)

Weber, Gerald R. (Georgia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Baines, Tamara Nikki (Georgia)

Godfrey, Robert N. (Georgia)

Power, Stephen A. (Georgia)

Root, David F. (Georgia)

Terry, LaShawn W. (Georgia)

Young, Dennis McRay (Georgia)

Other Attorney(s)

Coffman, Andrew Yancey (Georgia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket (PACER)

EEOC v. Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates LLC

Sept. 21, 2007 Docket
1

Complaint

EEOC v. Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates LLC

Sept. 27, 2005 Complaint
26

Intervenor Complaint

EEOC v. Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates LLC

March 16, 2006 Complaint
65

Magistrate Judge's Non-Final Report and Recommendation [Regarding Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment]

EEOC v. Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates LLC

Dec. 29, 2006 Magistrate Report/Recommendation
69

Opinion and Order [re: Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment]

EEOC v. Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates LLC

Feb. 16, 2007 Order/Opinion
86

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates LLC

Sept. 21, 2007 Settlement Agreement

Resources

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Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4784383/equal-employment-opportunity-commission-v-atlanta-gastroenterology/

Last updated May 20, 2022, 12:14 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link
69

OPINION AND ORDER adopting 65 Report and Recommendations denying 36 Motion for Summary Judgment. Signed by Judge Thomas W. Thrash Jr. on 2/15/07. (dr)

Feb. 16, 2007 RECAP
1

COMPLAINT filed. Consent form to proceed before U.S. Magistrate and pretrial instructions given to attorney , filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(fkt) Please visit our website at http://www.gand.uscourts.gov to obtain Pretrial Instructions. (Entered: 09/29/2005)

Sept. 27, 2005
2

NOTICE of Appearance by Lakisha C. Duckett on behalf of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Duckett, Lakisha) (Entered: 10/19/2005)

Oct. 19, 2005
4

Corporate Disclosures pursuant to Rule 7.1 by Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates, LLC.(Root, David) (Entered: 11/07/2005)

Nov. 7, 2005
5

MOTION to Intervene as Party Plaintiff by Robin Friends with Brief In Support. (Attachments: # 1 Complaint)(Coffman, Andrew) Modified on 11/28/2005 (dr). (Entered: 11/23/2005)

Nov. 23, 2005
6

Initial Disclosures by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(Duckett, Lakisha) (Entered: 12/07/2005)

Dec. 7, 2005
7

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE Plaintiff's Initial Disclosures by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(Duckett, Lakisha) (Entered: 12/07/2005)

Dec. 7, 2005
8

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE Plaintiff EEOC's Log of Withheld Documents by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(Duckett, Lakisha) (Entered: 12/07/2005)

Dec. 7, 2005
9

Joint PRELIMINARY REPORT AND DISCOVERY SCHEDULE filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Duckett, Lakisha) (Entered: 12/07/2005)

Dec. 7, 2005
10

RESPONSE re 5 MOTION to Intervene as Party Plaintiff filed by Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates, LLC. (Dewitt, Kimberly) (Entered: 12/08/2005)

Dec. 8, 2005
11

Joint Certificate of Interested Persons by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates, LLC. (Dewitt, Kimberly) (Entered: 12/08/2005)

Dec. 8, 2005
12

ORDER re 9 Preliminary Report and Discovery Schedule; Discovery ends on 4/6/2006. Summary Judgment Motions due by 4/26/2006. Pretrial Order due by 5/8/2006. Signed by Judge Joel M. Feldman on 12/14/05. (dr) (Entered: 12/15/2005)

Dec. 14, 2005

Clerks Notation re 11 Certificate of Interested Persons, OK per TWT. (ss) (Entered: 12/16/2005)

Dec. 16, 2005

Submission of 5 MOTION to Intervene as Party Plaintiff , submitted to Magistrate Judge Joel M. Feldman. (dr) (Entered: 12/20/2005)

Dec. 20, 2005
13

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE Plaintiff's First Interrogatories and First Request for Production of Documents to Defendant by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(Duckett, Lakisha) (Entered: 01/05/2006)

Jan. 5, 2006
14

Initial Disclosures by Robin Friends.(Coffman, Andrew) (Entered: 01/13/2006)

Jan. 13, 2006
15

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE Plaintiff EEOC's Response to Defendant's First Interrogatories and Request for Production of Documents by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(Duckett, Lakisha) (Entered: 02/03/2006)

Feb. 3, 2006
16

NOTICE to Take Deposition of Robin Schmidt-Friends filed by Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates, LLC (Dewitt, Kimberly) (Entered: 02/22/2006)

Feb. 22, 2006
18

NOTICE to Take Deposition of Jere Pittner filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Duckett, Lakisha) (Entered: 02/24/2006)

Feb. 24, 2006
19

NOTICE to Take Deposition of Judy Pollack filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Duckett, Lakisha) (Entered: 02/24/2006)

Feb. 24, 2006
20

NOTICE to Take Deposition of Suzanne Robinson filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Duckett, Lakisha) (Entered: 02/24/2006)

Feb. 24, 2006
21

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE Notice to Take Depositions of Jere Pittner, Judy Pollack, and Suzanne Robinson by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(Duckett, Lakisha) (Entered: 02/24/2006)

Feb. 24, 2006
24

ORDER granting 5 Motion to Intervene; Ms. Schmidt-Friends shall file the propose intervnor complaint within 20 days. Signed by Judge Joel M. Feldman on 2/27/06. (dr) (Entered: 03/01/2006)

Feb. 27, 2006
22

Initial Disclosures by Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates, LLC. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Policy page 1# 2 Exhibit Policy page 2)(Dewitt, Kimberly) (Entered: 02/28/2006)

Feb. 28, 2006
23

Amended Certificate of Interested Persons by Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates, LLC. (Dewitt, Kimberly) (Entered: 02/28/2006)

Feb. 28, 2006
25

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE filed by Robin Friends Plaintiff Robin Friends First Interrogatories and Request for Production of Documents to Defendant (Coffman, Andrew) (Entered: 03/07/2006)

March 7, 2006

Clerks Notation re 23 Amended Certificate of Interested Persons, OK as to TWT. (ss) (Entered: 03/08/2006)

March 8, 2006
26

Intervenor COMPLAINT against all defendants, filed by Robin Friends.(Coffman, Andrew) Please visit our website at http://www.gand.uscourts.gov to obtain Pretrial Instructions. (Entered: 03/16/2006)

March 16, 2006
27

ANSWER to Intervenor Complaint by Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates, LLC.(Dewitt, Kimberly) Please visit our website at http://www.gand.uscourts.gov to obtain Pretrial Instructions. (Entered: 04/04/2006)

April 4, 2006
28

Joint MOTION for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery by Robin Friends, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates, LLC. (Dewitt, Kimberly) (Entered: 04/05/2006)

April 5, 2006
29

ORDER granting 28 Motion for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery Discovery ends on 7/5/2006. Signed by Judge Joel M. Feldman on 4/13/06. (pmw) (Entered: 04/13/2006)

April 13, 2006
30

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE Plaintiff EEOC's Continuing Interrogatories and Request for Production of Documents to Defendant by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(Duckett, Lakisha) (Entered: 05/19/2006)

May 19, 2006
31

Joint MOTION for Extension of Time File Motions for Summary Jugment and Related Deadlines by Robin Friends, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates, LLC. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order Proposed Order)(Dewitt, Kimberly) (Entered: 07/13/2006)

July 13, 2006
32

ORDER granting 31 Motion for Extension of Time to file motions for summary judgment & related deadlines. Motions for summary judgment due 8/15/06. Signed by Judge Joel M. Feldman on 7/17/06. (pmw) (Entered: 07/17/2006)

July 17, 2006
33

MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages by Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates, LLC. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order Proposed order)(Dewitt, Kimberly) (Entered: 08/11/2006)

Aug. 11, 2006
34

ORDER granting 33 Motion for Leave to File Excess Pages . Signed by Judge Joel M. Feldman on 8/14/06. (pmw) (Entered: 08/14/2006)

Aug. 14, 2006
35

MOTION for Summary Judgment with Brief In Support by Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates, LLC. (Dewitt, Kimberly) --Please refer to http://www.gand.uscourts.gov to obtain the Notice to Respond to Summary Judgment Motion form contained on the Court's website.-- (Entered: 08/15/2006)

Aug. 15, 2006
36

MOTION for Summary Judgment with Brief in Support by Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates, LLC. (Attachments: # 1 Brief Brief in Support of AGA's MSJ# 2 Exhibit AGA Brief Ex 1# 3 Exhibit Brf Ex 2# 4 Exhibit Brf Ex 3# 5 Exhibit Brf Ex 4# 6 Exhibit Brf Ex 5# 7 Exhibit Brf Ex 6# 8 Statement of Material Facts Statement of Material Facts# 9)(Dewitt, Kimberly) --Please refer to http://www.gand.uscourts.gov to obtain the Notice to Respond to Summary Judgment Motion form contained on the Court's website.-- (Entered: 08/15/2006)

Aug. 15, 2006
37

MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages in Response to Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Duckett, Lakisha) (Entered: 08/31/2006)

Aug. 31, 2006
38

MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response in Opposition to Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Duckett, Lakisha) (Entered: 08/31/2006)

Aug. 31, 2006
39

Withdrawal of Motion 35 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates, LLC, filed by Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates, LLC. (Dewitt, Kimberly) (Entered: 08/31/2006)

Aug. 31, 2006
40

Request to File Original Discovery by Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates, LLC.(Dewitt, Kimberly) (Entered: 08/31/2006)

Aug. 31, 2006
41

NOTICE by Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates, LLC of Manual Filing (Dewitt, Kimberly) (Entered: 08/31/2006)

Aug. 31, 2006
42

NOTICE Of Filing original discovery by Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates, LLC (dr) (Entered: 09/01/2006)

Aug. 31, 2006
43

DEPOSITION of Robin Schmidt-Friends taken on 3/9/06 and 3/13/06 by Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates, LLC.(dr) (Entered: 09/01/2006)

Aug. 31, 2006
44

PROPOSED ORDER Plaintiff's Motion for an Extension of Time to File its Response to Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment re: 38 MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response in Opposition to Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment. (Duckett, Lakisha) (Entered: 09/01/2006)

Sept. 1, 2006
46

ORDER granting 37 Motion for Leave to File Excess Pages . Signed by Judge Joel M. Feldman on 9/1/06. (pmw) (Entered: 09/01/2006)

Sept. 1, 2006
47

ORDER granting 38 Motion for Extension of Time to file response re 36 MOTION for Summary Judgment. Response due 9/12/06 . Signed by Judge Joel M. Feldman on 9/1/06. (pmw) (Entered: 09/01/2006)

Sept. 1, 2006
48

MOTION for Extension of Time File Response re: 36 MOTION for Summary Judgment with Brief in Support by Robin Friends. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order Proposed Order)(Coffman, Andrew) (Entered: 09/07/2006)

Sept. 7, 2006
49

ORDER granting 48 Motion for Extension of Time to respond to 36 MOTION for Summary Judgment. Response due 9/21/06. Signed by Judge Joel M. Feldman on 9/7/06. (pmw) (Entered: 09/07/2006)

Sept. 7, 2006

Set Deadlines/Hearings: Plaintiff response due by 9/21/2006. (pmw) (Entered: 09/07/2006)

Sept. 7, 2006
50

RESPONSE in Opposition re 36 MOTION for Summary Judgment with Brief in Support filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit EEOC Brief Exhibit 1# 2 Exhibit EEOC Brief Exhibit 2# 3 Exhibit EEOC Brief Exhibit 3# 4 Exhibit EEOC Brief Exhibit 4# 5 Exhibit EEOC Brief Exhibit 5# 6 Exhibit EEOC Brief Exhibit 6# 7 Exhibit EEOC Brief Exhibit 7# 8 Exhibit EEOC Brief Exhibit 8# 9 Statement of Material Facts Plaintiff EEOC's Statement of Disputed Material Facts)(Duckett, Lakisha) (Entered: 09/09/2006)

Sept. 9, 2006
51

Response to Statement of Material Facts re 36 MOTION for Summary Judgment with Brief in Support filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Duckett, Lakisha) (Entered: 09/09/2006)

Sept. 9, 2006
52

NOTICE Of Filing by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission re 40 Request to File Original Discovery (Duckett, Lakisha) (Entered: 09/09/2006)

Sept. 9, 2006
53

DEPOSITION of Jere Pittner taken on 3/13/06 by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(dr) (Entered: 09/12/2006)

Sept. 11, 2006
54

DEPOSITION of Judy Pollack Barry taken on 3/13/06 by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(dr) (Entered: 09/12/2006)

Sept. 11, 2006
55

DEPOSITION of Suzanne Robinson taken on 3/13/06 by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(dr) (Entered: 09/12/2006)

Sept. 11, 2006
56

Consent MOTION file consolidated reply to Plf. and Plf. Intervenor's Responses to Df.s MSJ by Robin Friends, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates, LLC. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order Proposed order)(Dewitt, Kimberly) (Entered: 09/18/2006)

Sept. 18, 2006
57

ORDER granting 56 Motion to permit defendant to file a consolidated reply to plaintiff EEOC's & plaintiff-intervenor Friends' response to its motion for summary judgment . Signed by Judge Joel M. Feldman on 9/20/06. (pmw) (Entered: 09/20/2006)

Sept. 20, 2006
58

RESPONSE in Opposition re 36 MOTION for Summary Judgment with Brief in Support filed by Robin Friends. (Attachments: # 1 Attachment #1# 2 Attachment #2# 3 Attachment # 3# 4 Attachment #4# 5 Attachment #5# 6 Statement of Material Facts)(Coffman, Andrew) (Entered: 09/21/2006)

Sept. 21, 2006
59

Response to Statement of Material Facts re 36 MOTION for Summary Judgment with Brief in Support filed by Robin Friends. (Coffman, Andrew) (Entered: 09/21/2006)

Sept. 21, 2006
60

Consent MOTION for Extension of Time for Defendant to Reply to Plf. Responses to Df.'s Motion for Summary Judgment and Related Deadlines by Robin Friends, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates, LLC. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order Proposed Order)(Dewitt, Kimberly) (Entered: 10/02/2006)

Oct. 2, 2006
61

ORDER granting 60 Motion for Extension of Time to reply to plaintiffs' responses re 36 MOTION for Summary Judgment. Reply due 10/16/06 . Signed by Judge Joel M. Feldman on 10/3/06. (pmw) (Entered: 10/03/2006)

Oct. 3, 2006
62

CONSOLIDATED REPLY to Response to Motion re 36 MOTION for Summary Judgment with Brief in Support filed by Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates, LLC. (Dewitt, Kimberly) (Entered: 10/16/2006)

Oct. 16, 2006

Case Reassigned to Judge Russell Glenn Vineyard. (dr) (Entered: 10/23/2006)

Oct. 23, 2006
63

NOTICE OF CASE REASSIGNMENT TO Magistrate Russell G. Vineyard (dr) (Entered: 10/23/2006)

Oct. 23, 2006

Submission of 36 MOTION for Summary Judgment with Brief in Support , submitted to Magistrate Judge Russell Glenn Vineyard. (dr) (Entered: 10/24/2006)

Oct. 24, 2006
64

Notice for Leave of Absence for the following date(s): 11/20/06 - 11/24/06, by Lakisha C. Duckett. (Duckett, Lakisha) (Entered: 11/16/2006)

Nov. 16, 2006
65

REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION recommending 36 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates, LLC. be DENIED as to all claims asserted against it by plaintiffs. Signed by Judge Russell G. Vineyard on 12/29/06. (rth) (Entered: 12/29/2006)

Dec. 29, 2006
66

Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to Extend Time in Which the Defendant May File an Objection to Magistrate's Recommendations Regarding Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment by Robin Friends, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates, LLC. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order Proposed Order)(Dewitt, Kimberly) (Entered: 01/12/2007)

Jan. 12, 2007
67

ORDER granting 66 Motion for Extension of Time through 1/26/07 for defendant to file objections 65 REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION re 36 MOTION for Summary Judgment with Brief in Support filed by Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates, LLC, . Signed by Judge Thomas W. Thrash Jr. on 1/16/07. (ss) (Entered: 01/16/2007)

Jan. 16, 2007

Submission of 65 REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION re 36 MOTION for Summary Judgment with Brief in Support filed by Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates, LLC,, submitted to District Judge Thomas W. Thrash. (dr) (Entered: 02/02/2007)

Feb. 2, 2007
70

Joint MOTION for Extension of Time to File Proposed Consolidated Pre-Trial Order by Robin Friends, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates, LLC. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Dewitt, Kimberly) (Entered: 03/14/2007)

March 14, 2007
71

ORDER granting 70 Motion for Extension of Time through 4/9/07 for the parties to submit proposed consolidated pre-trial order. Signed by Judge Thomas W. Thrash Jr. on 3/16/07. (ss) (Entered: 03/16/2007)

March 16, 2007
72

Proposed Pretrial Order by Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates, LLC. (Dewitt, Kimberly) (Entered: 04/09/2007)

April 9, 2007
73

NOTICE of Hearing: Pretrial Conference set for 5/25/2007 02:00 PM before Judge Thomas W. Thrash Jr.. (ss) (Entered: 04/10/2007)

April 10, 2007
74

NOTICE setting Trial:Jury Trial set for 6/18/2007 09:30 AM in Courtroom 2108 before Judge Thomas W. Thrash Jr.. (ss) (Entered: 05/04/2007)

May 4, 2007
75

NOTICE to Take Deposition of Mark Schmidt filed by Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates, LLC (Dewitt, Kimberly) (Entered: 05/22/2007)

May 22, 2007
76

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Thomas W. Thrash Jr.: Pretrial Conference held on 5/25/2007; at the request of the parties, the Court will request assignment of a Magistrate Judge to conduct mediation; counsel to advise if they consent to trial before a Magistrate, and this case will be removed from 6/18/07 trial calendar. (Court Reporter Susan Baker.)(dr) (Entered: 05/29/2007)

May 25, 2007
77

DOCUMENT FILED IN ERROR - NOTICE by Robin Friends, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates, LLC Notice of Availability of a United States Magistrate Judge to Exercise Jurisdiction (Root, David) Modified on 5/30/2007 (dr). (Entered: 05/29/2007)

May 29, 2007
78

CONSENT to Jurisdiction by US Magistrate Judge by Robin Friends, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates, LLC. (dr) (Entered: 05/30/2007)

May 29, 2007
79

ORDER scheduling Mediation.Mediation Hearing set for 6/25/2007 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom 2021 and 2022 before Magistrate Judge Walter E. Johnson. Signed by Magistrate Judge Walter E. Johnson on 6/1/07. (klb) (Entered: 06/01/2007)

June 1, 2007
81

APPLICATION for Admission of Charles E. Guerrier Pro Hac Vice with Brief In Support by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order) (cdg) (Entered: 06/12/2007)

June 4, 2007
80

Order GRANTING Consent to Jurisdiction by US Magistrate Judge. Case reassigned to Judge Russell G. Vineyard for all further proceedings, Signed by Judge Thomas W. Thrash Jr. on 6/06/2007. (cdg) (Entered: 06/08/2007)

June 6, 2007
82

ORDER granting 81 Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice for Charles Guerrier. Signed by Judge Thomas W. Thrash Jr. on 6/15/07. (dr) (Entered: 06/18/2007)

June 15, 2007
83

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Walter E. Johnson : Settlement Conference/mediation held on 6/26/2007. The case settled. (klb) (Entered: 06/26/2007)

June 26, 2007
84

STIPULATION of Dismissal With Prejudice by Robin Friends, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates, LLC. (Root, David) (Entered: 08/07/2007)

Aug. 7, 2007

Clerk's Entry of Dismissal approving 84 Stipulation of Dismissal with Prejudice pursuant to FRCP 41(a)(1)(ii). (hfm) (Entered: 08/08/2007)

Aug. 7, 2007

Civil Case Terminated. (hfm) (Entered: 08/08/2007)

Aug. 7, 2007

NOTICE of Undeliverable Electronic Mail re: 84 Stipulation of Dismissal. Mail returned for Kimberly M. Dewitt due to no longer being employed with firm. (aar) (Entered: 08/08/2007)

Aug. 8, 2007
85

PROPOSED ORDER Consent Decree. (Duckett, Lakisha) (Entered: 08/09/2007)

Aug. 9, 2007
86

CONSENT DECREE Signed by Judge Thomas W. Thrash Jr. on 9/21/07. (dr) (Entered: 09/24/2007)

Sept. 21, 2007

State / Territory: Georgia

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 27, 2005

Closing Date: 2009

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

Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates, LLC (Atlanta), 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: 145000

Order Duration: 2007 - 2009

Content of Injunction:

Utilize objective hiring/promotion criteria

Retaliation Prohibition

Utilize objective job description

Discrimination Prohibition

Monitoring

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

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

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit