Case: EEOC v. MINNESOTA BEEF INDUSTRIES, INC.

0:02-cv-00810 | U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota

Filed Date: April 17, 2002

Closed Date: May 17, 2009

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Case Summary

In April 2002, the Milwaukee District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Minnesota Beef Industries, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. We do not have a copy of the complaint. However, it appears from the consent decree that the complaint alleged that the defendant paid the charging party, a female employee, less than males for performing essentially the same functions and subjected her to a hostile work environment comprised of offensive comments, sexual …

In April 2002, the Milwaukee District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Minnesota Beef Industries, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. We do not have a copy of the complaint. However, it appears from the consent decree that the complaint alleged that the defendant paid the charging party, a female employee, less than males for performing essentially the same functions and subjected her to a hostile work environment comprised of offensive comments, sexual jokes, and unwanted touching in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In September 2002, the charging party intervened in the suit. After some discovery, the defendant filed a motion for summary judgment in August 2003 which was denied in December 2003. The parties settled in May 2004 through a consent decree.

The five-year decree, containing non-discrimination and non-retaliation clauses, required the defendant to: provide Title VII training for its employees, implement and distribute an anti-harassment policy, post a notice of the decree, provide the charging party with a positive reference, expunge her personnel file of all references to the charges of discrimination, report to the EEOC semi-annually, and pay $140,000. The docket sheet does not show any further enforcement; the case was presumably closed in 2009.

Summary Authors

Michele Marxkors (7/6/2007)

People

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Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket (PACER)

EEOC v. Minnesota Beef Ind

May 17, 2004 Docket
19

Stipulation and Order

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Sheila Kutz v. Minnesota Beef Industries, Inc.

Feb. 19, 2003 Order/Opinion
20

Stipulation and Protective Order

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Sheila Kutz v. Minnesota Beef Industries, Inc.

Feb. 25, 2003 Order/Opinion
25

Stipulation and Protective Order

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Sheila Kutz v. Minnesota Beef Industries, Inc.

April 23, 2003 Order/Opinion
30

Order [compel discovery]

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Sheila Kutz v. Minnesota Beef Industries, Inc.

May 23, 2003 Order/Opinion
51

Order [summary judgment]

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Minnesota Beef Industries, Inc.

2003 WL 22956445

Dec. 11, 2003 Order/Opinion
58

Consent Decree

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Sheila Kutz v. Minnesota Beef Industries, Inc.

May 17, 2004 Settlement Agreement
57

Stipulation and Order of Dismissal with Prejudice

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Sheila Kutz v. Minnesota Beef Industries, Inc.

2004 WL 1908292

May 17, 2004 Order/Opinion

EEOC Litigation Settlements - May 2004

EEOC v. Family Dollar Operations, Inc., dba Family Dollar Store

No Court

Aug. 18, 2004 Press Release

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4294791/eeoc-v-minnesota-beef-ind/

Last updated May 11, 2022, 8 p.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT - Summons issued. Assigned to Senior Judge David S. Doty per Civil Rights list and referred to Magistrate Judge Susan R. Nelson 5pg(s) ( (Entered: 04/17/2002)

April 17, 2002 PACER
2

PETITION AND ORDER for admission pro hac vice of government atty. ( Clerk Richard D. Sletten ) on behalf of plaintiff by Rosemary J. Fox 1pg(s) (JMR) Modified on 04/29/2002 (Entered: 04/29/2002)

April 24, 2002 RECAP
3

Summons - RETURN OF SERVICE executed upon defendant Minnesota Beef Industries on 5/1/02 2pg(s) (JMR) (Entered: 05/09/2002)

May 3, 2002 PACER
4

ANSWER by defendant 4pg(s) (JMR) (Entered: 05/17/2002)

May 14, 2002 PACER
5

NOTICE OF PRETRIAL CONFERENCE (Magistrate Judge Susan R. Nelson / 5/20/02) ; pretrial conference set for 2:30 6/21/02 ; Rule report ddl set for 6/10/02 5pg(s) (cc: all counsel) (JMR) (Entered: 05/23/2002)

May 21, 2002 RECAP
6

Amended Notice Of Pretrial Conference (Magistrate Judge Susan R. Nelson / 5/28/02) ; pretrial conference set for 1:30 6/18/02 ; Rule report ddl set for 6/10/02 5pg(s) (cc: all counsel) (JMR) (Entered: 05/30/2002)

May 29, 2002 RECAP
7

REPORT OF RULE 26(f) MEETING by plaintiff, defendant 6pgs (JMR) (Entered: 06/05/2002)

June 4, 2002 PACER
8

Pretrial SCHEDULING ORDER (Magistrate Judge Susan R. Nelson / 6/19/02) ; amd complaint set for 8/1/02 ; discovery set for 3/17/03 ; non-dispositive motions set for 4/15/03 ; dispositive motions set for 6/1/03 ; ready for trial set for 8/1/03 2pg(s) (cc: counsel) (JMR) (Entered: 06/25/2002)

June 20, 2002 RECAP
9

MOTION by movant Sheila Kutz for leave to intervene as plaintiff ( to Magistrate Judge Susan R. Nelson ). 2 pg(s) (JVN) (Entered: 08/09/2002)

Aug. 2, 2002 PACER
10

DECLARATION of Celeste E. Culberth re motion for leave to intervene as plaintiff. [9-1] 15 pg(s) (JVN) (Entered: 08/09/2002)

Aug. 2, 2002 PACER
11

Amended NOTICE by movant Sheila Kutz of hearing setting hearing for motion for leave to intervene as plaintiff ( to Magistrate Judge Susan R. Nelson ). [9-1] at 2:30 9/24/02 3pg(s) (JMR) (Entered: 08/21/2002)

Aug. 19, 2002 PACER
12

RESPONSE by plaintiff to Sheila Kutz's motion to intervene [9-1] 1pg(s) (JMR) (Entered: 08/27/2002)

Aug. 21, 2002 PACER
13

STIPULATION AND ORDER ( Magistrate Judge Susan R. Nelson ) granting motion that Sheila Kutz may intervene as plaintiff intervenor [9-1] 11pg(s)(cc: all counsel) (JMR) (Entered: 09/26/2002)

Sept. 18, 2002 RECAP
14

AMENDED COMPLAINT [1-1] by plaintiff; jury demand. 8pg(s) (VEM) (Entered: 09/26/2002)

Sept. 26, 2002 PACER
15

OFFER OF JUDGMENT filed by deft. (3pg(s) (DDB) (Entered: 10/03/2002)

Sept. 27, 2002 PACER
16

AMENDMENT by defendant to offer of judgment [15-1]: re against dft jointly by pltf and intervenor for total amount of $40,000, including costs, disbursements, attorney fees 2pg(s) (SJH) (Entered: 10/17/2002)

Oct. 9, 2002 PACER
17

ANSWER by defendant Minnesota Beef Ind 7pg(s) (JMH) (Entered: 10/24/2002)

Oct. 18, 2002 PACER
18

RULE 7.1 DISCLOSURE STATEMENT by Minnesota Beef Ind that none exist 2pg(s) (DFL) (Entered: 01/03/2003)

Dec. 20, 2002 PACER
19

STIPULATION AND ORDER ( Magistrate Judge Susan R. Nelson ), Re: production of documents 4pg(s) (cc: all counsel) (DFL) (Entered: 02/26/2003)

Feb. 19, 2003 RECAP
20

Stipulation and PROTECTIVE ORDER ( Magistrate Judge Susan R. Nelson ) 4pg(s) (cc: all counsel) (JMR) (Entered: 03/03/2003)

Feb. 25, 2003 RECAP
21

ORDER (Magistrate Judge Susan R. Nelson) granting stipulated motion to extend discovery deadline for taking depositions for one month to 4/17/03 [21-1] 4pg(s) (cc: all counsel) (JMR) (Entered: 03/07/2003)

March 4, 2003 RECAP
22

Notice and MOTION by pltf and pltf intervenor to compel discovery responses and entry upon land ( to Magistrate Judge Susan R. Nelson ), and for sanctions in the form of attys fees and costs against defts for having to bring this motion ret. 5/9/03 at 10:30 a.m. 4pgs (JMR) (Entered: 04/18/2003)

April 15, 2003 PACER
25

Stipulation and PROTECTIVE ORDER ( Magistrate Judge Susan R. Nelson ) all psychological records produced by the pltf intervener in this civil action shall be designated as confidential and are subject to certain restrictions. 4pg(s) (cc: all counsel) (JMR) (Entered: 04/30/2003)

April 23, 2003 RECAP
23

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff EEOC in support of motion to compel discovery responses and entry upon land [22-1]. 15pg(s) (GJS) (Entered: 04/29/2003)

April 25, 2003 PACER
24

DECLARATION of Celeste E.Culberth re motion to compel discovery responses and entry upon land [22-1]. 3+ pg(s) (GJS) (Entered: 04/29/2003)

April 25, 2003 PACER
26

MEMORANDUM by defendant in opposition to motion to compel discovery [22-1] 6pg(s) (JMR) (Entered: 05/05/2003)

May 2, 2003 PACER
27

AFFIDAVIT of William J. Gilger in response to pltf. intervenor's motion to compel discovery responses and entry upon land [22-1] 9pg(s) (JMR) (Entered: 05/05/2003)

May 2, 2003 PACER
28

AFFIDAVIT of William J. Egan 3pg(s) (JMR) (Entered: 05/05/2003)

May 2, 2003 PACER
29

MINUTES:(Magistrate Judge Susan R. Nelson) pltf - intervenor's motion to compel responses and to compel entry on land 22 - taken under advisement 1pg(s) (JMR) (Entered: 05/15/2003)

May 9, 2003 PACER
30

ORDER ( Magistrate Judge Susan R. Nelson / 5/23/03) Plaintiff-Intervenor Kutz's Motion to Compel Discovery Responses and Entry Upon Land is granted. [22-1] [22-2] 12pg(s) (cc: all counsel) ( (Entered: 05/29/2003)

May 23, 2003 RECAP
31

ORIGINAL AFFIDAVIT of William J. Gilger in response to order [30-1] of 5/23/03. 4 pg(s) (JMM) Modified on 06/09/2003 (Entered: 06/09/2003)

June 5, 2003 PACER
32

ORIGINAL AFFIDAVIT of William J. Egan regarding order of 5/23/03. [30-1] 6 pg(s) (JMM) (Entered: 06/09/2003)

June 5, 2003 PACER
33

APPEAL from Magistrate Judge's Order( to Senior Judge David S. Doty ) by defendant Minnesota Beef Ind concerning order dated 5/23/03. [30-1] 3pg(s) ( (Entered: 06/11/2003)

June 9, 2003 PACER
34

BRIEF FILED by defendant Minnesota Beef Ind regarding motion appeal from Magistrate Judge's Order dated 5/23/03. [33-1] 5pg(s) ( (Entered: 06/11/2003)

June 9, 2003 PACER
35

MEMORANDUM by inter-venor Sheila Kutz in opposition to appeal from Magistrate Judge's Order dated 5/23/03. [33-1] 9pg(s) ( (Entered: 06/26/2003)

June 23, 2003 PACER
36

DECLARATION of Leslie L. Lienemann re appeal from Magistrate Judge's Order dated 5/23/03. [33-1] 3pg(s) ( (Entered: 06/26/2003)

June 23, 2003 PACER
37

DECLARATION of Kelly A. Linse-Hemmelman re appeal from Magistrate Judge's Order dated 5/23/03. [33-1] 38pg(s) ( (Entered: 06/26/2003)

June 23, 2003 PACER
38

TRANSCRIPT OF Motion Hearing held 5/9/03 by Magistrate Judge Susan R. Nelson ( C/R Lisa M. Thorsgaard) (SEPARATE) (GJS) (Entered: 07/02/2003)

June 26, 2003 PACER
39

STIPULATION AND ORDER ( Magistrate Judge Susan R. Nelson ) Pltf and Pltf-Int shall have until and including to 8/5/03 to respond to Defts Summary Judgment. 2pg(s)(cc: all counsel) ( (Entered: 07/15/2003)

July 10, 2003 RECAP
40

ORDER ( Senior Judge David S. Doty / 7/18/03) That the order of the Magistrate Judge dated May 23, 2003, is affirmed in all respects. [33-1] 2pg(s) (cc: all counsel) ( (Entered: 07/25/2003)

July 21, 2003 RECAP
41

MOTION by defendant for summary judgment ( to Senior Judge David S. Doty ) . 2pg(s) ( (Entered: 08/14/2003)

Aug. 12, 2003 PACER
42

REPLY MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT by defendant to motion for summary judgment. [41-1] 5pg(s) ( (Entered: 08/14/2003)

Aug. 12, 2003 PACER
43

MEMORANDUM by defendant in support of motion for summary judgment. [41-1] 30pg(s) ( (Entered: 08/14/2003)

Aug. 12, 2003 PACER
44

APPENDIX filed by defendant re motion for summary judgment. [41-1] (seperate) ( (Entered: 08/14/2003)

Aug. 12, 2003 PACER
45

RESPONSE by plaintiff in opposition to defendant's motion for summary judgment. [41-1] 35pg(s) ( (Entered: 08/14/2003)

Aug. 12, 2003 PACER
46

DECLARATION of Tina Burnside re motion for summary judgment. [41-1] (seperate) ( (Entered: 08/14/2003)

Aug. 12, 2003 PACER
47

MEMORANDUM by interpleader in opposition to motion for summary judgment. [41-1] 25pg(s) ( (Entered: 08/14/2003)

Aug. 12, 2003 PACER
48

DECLARATION of Celeste E. Culberth re memorandum. [47-1] (seperate) ( (Entered: 08/14/2003)

Aug. 12, 2003 PACER
49

NOTICE by defendant Minnesota Beef Ind setting hearing for motion for summary judgment (to Senior Judge David S. Doty) [41-1] at 9:00 a.m. on 9/26/03. 3 pg(s) (JMM) (Entered: 08/25/2003)

Aug. 20, 2003 PACER
50

MINUTES:( Senior Judge David S. Doty / Hansen, Dawn) argued, submitted and taken under advisement on the motion for summary judgment. [41-1] 1 pg(s) (HLL) (Entered: 09/26/2003)

Sept. 24, 2003 PACER
51

ORDER (Senior Judge David S. Doty / 12/11/03) that defendant's motion for summary judgment is denied. [41-1] 15 pg(s) (cc: all counsel) (HLL) Additional attachment(s) added on 10/26/2004 (akl). (Entered: 12/11/2003)

Dec. 11, 2003 RECAP
52

NOTICE OF ASSIGNMENT OF CASES FOR TRIAL (Senior Judge David S. Doty / 1/12/04) jury trial set for 9:00 a.m. on 4/26/04 . 3 pg(s) (cc: all counsel) (HLL) (Entered: 01/13/2004)

Jan. 13, 2004 PACER
53

NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE (Magistrate Judge Susan R. Nelson / 1/13/04) final settlement conference set for 9:30 a.m. on 4/8/04. 2 pg(s) (cc: all counsel) (HLL) Additional attachment(s) added on 10/26/2004 (akl). (Entered: 01/15/2004)

Jan. 13, 2004 RECAP
54

TRIAL NOTICE Jury Trial set for 4/26/2004 09:00 AM in Minneapolis - Courtroom 14W before Senior Judge David S Doty. (PJM) (Entered: 02/26/2004)

Feb. 26, 2004 RECAP
55

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Mag. Judge Susan R Nelson : Final Settlement Conference held on 4/8/2004. No Settlement Reached. (HLL) (Entered: 04/09/2004)

April 8, 2004 RECAP
56

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Mag. Judge Susan R Nelson : Telephone Conference re videotaped discovery of meat-packing plant to take place at 10:00 a.m. on 4/20/04 held on 4/14/2004. (HLL) (Entered: 04/15/2004)

April 14, 2004 RECAP
57

STIPULATION AND ORDER for Dismissal With Prejudice. Signed by Senior Judge David S Doty on 5/17/04. (HLL) (Entered: 05/19/2004)

May 17, 2004 RECAP
58

Consent Decree. Signed by Senior Judge David S Doty on 5/17/04. (HLL) (Entered: 05/19/2004)

May 17, 2004 RECAP

State / Territory: Minnesota

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Key Dates

Filing Date: April 17, 2002

Closing Date: May 17, 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

Minnesota Beef Industries, Inc., Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

State Anti-Discrimination Law

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: 140000

Order Duration: 2004 - 2009

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Expungement of Employment Record

Neutral/Positive Reference

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Retaliation Prohibition

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Provide antidiscrimination training

Recordkeeping

Reporting

Monitoring

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Pay / Benefits

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit