Case: EEOC v. GILLMAN MITSUBISHI

5:02-cv-00504 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

Filed Date: May 23, 2002

Closed Date: May 28, 2003

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Case Summary

In March 2002, the San Antonio office of the EEOC brought this Title VII suit against Gillman Mitsubishi in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas. The complaint alleged that the defendant discriminated against the charging party by firing him after he complained to the defendant's general manager about negative remarks made about his religion by his direct supervisor. The charging party intervened in the suit in September 2002. The parties reached a settlement, and the court dismissed the case in March 2003. The settlement paid the charging party $75,000 in compensatory relief, including attorney's fees. No other information about the settlement agreement was made available.

Summary Authors

Kevin Wilemon (6/6/2007)

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Docket

EEOC v. Gillman Mitsubishi, et al.

May 28, 2003 Docket
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Order Granting Motion to Consolidate

EEOC v. Gillman Mitsubishi, et al.

Sept. 10, 2002 Order/Opinion

EEOC Litigation Settlement Report (April 2003)

EEOC v. Gillman Mitsubishi, et al.

No Court

April 30, 2003 Press Release

Docket

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

ECF Number Description Date Link

Case assigned to Honorable Docket IV (ep) (Entered: 05/24/2002)

May 23, 2002
1

Complaint filed. (Pages: 5) (ep) (Entered: 05/24/2002)

May 23, 2002
2

Waiver of Service by Gillman Mitsubishi ; Notice and Request Mailed on 6/28/02; Answer due on 8/27/02 for Gillman Mitsubishi (rg) (Entered: 07/05/2002)

July 3, 2002
3

First Amended complaint by Equal Employment , amending complaint [1−1] (Pages: 6) (rg) (Entered: 07/22/2002)

July 19, 2002
4

Answer by Gillman Mitsubishi (rg) (Entered: 08/05/2002)

Aug. 2, 2002
6

ORDERED that the plaintiff(s) confer with defendant(s) to submit a proposed scheduling order to the Court by 10/3/02. (rg) (Entered: 08/08/2002)

Aug. 7, 2002
7

Unopposed Motion by Michael Lebo to intervene (kc) (Entered: 08/20/2002)

Aug. 19, 2002

Received "Intervenor's Original Complaint" (kc) (Entered: 08/20/2002)

Aug. 19, 2002
8

Non−consent to proceed before a U.S. Magistrate by Equal Employment (rg) (Entered: 09/06/2002)

Sept. 5, 2002
9

Non−consent to proceed before a U.S. Magistrate by Gillman Mitsubishi (rg) (Entered: 09/09/2002)

Sept. 6, 2002
10

Order granting motion to intervene [7−1] (rg) (Entered: 09/11/2002)

Sept. 10, 2002
11

Intervenor's complaint against Gillman Mitsubishi (Pages: 6) (rg) (Entered: 09/12/2002)

Sept. 10, 2002
12

Notice of filing Submission of Proposed Scheduling Order by Equal Employment, Gillman Mitsubishi, Michael Lebo (rg) (Entered: 09/20/2002)

Sept. 19, 2002
13

Notice of filing Report of Parties' Rule 26(f) Joint Discovery/Case Management Plan by Equal Employment, Gillman Mitsubishi, Michael Lebo (rg) (Entered: 09/20/2002)

Sept. 19, 2002
14

Answer by Gillman Mitsubishi to intervenor complaint [11−1] (rg) (Entered: 09/23/2002)

Sept. 20, 2002
15

Scheduling order setting ; Alternate Dispute Resolution Report due by 11/4/02 Joining of parties, amending of pleadings on 1/31/03 Discovery cutoff 5/9/03 Deadline for filing of all motions 6/6/03 ; Jury Selection set for 9:00 9/22/03 ; Jury trial set for 9:00 9/22/03 (rg1) (Entered: 09/27/2002)

Sept. 26, 2002
16

Alternate Dispute Resolution Report filed by Equal Employment, Party(s) do not agree to Alternate Dispute Resolution (rg) (Entered: 10/24/2002)

Oct. 23, 2002
17

Alternate Dispute Resolution Report filed by Gillman Mitsubishi, Party(s) do not agree to Alternate Dispute Resolution (rg) (Entered: 11/05/2002)

Nov. 4, 2002
18

Alternate Dispute Resolution Report filed by Michael Lebo, Party(s) do not agree to Alternate Dispute Resolution (rg) (Entered: 11/06/2002)

Nov. 5, 2002
19

Combined Witness, Exhibit and Expert List by Equal Employment (rg) (Entered: 11/19/2002)

Nov. 18, 2002
20

Designation of expert witness filed by Michael Lebo (rg) (Entered: 11/19/2002)

Nov. 19, 2002
21

Witness List by Michael Lebo (rg) (Entered: 11/19/2002)

Nov. 19, 2002
22

Proposed Exhibit list by Michael Lebo (rg) (Entered: 11/19/2002)

Nov. 19, 2002
23

Motion by Equal Employment to substitute attorney Judith G. Taylor in place of Cynthia M. Cano , and for (Cynthia M. Cano) to withdraw as attorney (rg) (Entered: 01/27/2003)

Jan. 24, 2003
24

Order granting motion to substitute attorney Judith G. Taylor in place of Cynthia M. Cano [23−1] attorney Cynthia M. Cano for Equal Employment terminated; attorney Judith G. Gaylor added, granting motion for (Cynthia M. Cano) to withdraw as attorney [23−2] signed by Honorable Orlando L. Garcia (rg) (Entered: 01/30/2003)

Jan. 29, 2003
25

Notice of attorney appearance for Equal Employment by David C. Rivela (rg) (Entered: 02/25/2003)

Feb. 24, 2003
26

ORDER reassigning case to Judge Royal Furgeson signed by Honorable James R. Nowlin (rg) (Entered: 03/12/2003)

March 7, 2003

Case reassigned from Honorable Docket IV to Hon. W. R. Furgeson Jr. (rg) (Entered: 03/12/2003)

March 7, 2003
28

Agreed Selection by Equal Employment, Gillman Mitsubishi, Michael Lebo of Neutral T.S. Bickerton (rg) (Entered: 05/01/2003)

April 30, 2003
28

Notice of Alternate Dispute Resolution Outcome by Terry S. Bickerton settled during ADR (rg) (Entered: 05/01/2003)

April 30, 2003
29

Joint motion by Equal Employment, Gillman Mitsubishi, Michael Lebo to dismiss action with prejudice (rg) (Entered: 05/27/2003)

May 23, 2003
30

ORDER granting joint motion to dismiss action with prejudice [29−1] signed by Hon. W. R. Furgeson Jr. (rg) (Entered: 05/29/2003)

May 28, 2003

Case closed (rg) (Entered: 05/29/2003)

May 28, 2003

State / Territory: Texas

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: May 23, 2002

Closing Date: May 28, 2003

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: Unknown

Class Action Outcome: Unknown

Defendants

Gillman Mitsubishi (San Antonio), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Voluntary Dismissal

Amount Defendant Pays: 75000

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Discrimination-basis:

Religion discrimination

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit