Case: EEOC v. RETZER RESOURCES dba MCDONALDS

2:04-cv-00278 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi

Filed Date: Sept. 27, 2004

Closed Date: Jan. 25, 2006

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Case Summary

In September 2004, the Birmingham District Office of the EEOC brought this lawsuit against Retzer Resources, Inc., doing business as McDonald's, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi. We do not have a copy of the complaint; therefore, the exact allegations involved are unknown. Following discovery and while the defendant's summary judgment motion was pending, the parties resolved the lawsuit through a settlement agreement in March 2006. We do not have a copy of the agreement; therefore, the exact allegations involved are unknown.

Summary Authors

David Friedman (1/16/2008)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

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2:04-cv-00278

Docket [PACER]

EEOC v. Retzer Resources, In

March 20, 2006

March 20, 2006

Docket
15

2:04-cv-00278

Order [Re: Motion to Compel]

EEOC v. Retzer Resources Inc., d/b/a McDonald's

April 4, 2005

April 4, 2005

Order/Opinion
20

2:04-cv-00278

Order [Re: Motion to Compel]

EEOC v. Retzer Resources, Inc., d/b/a McDonald's

May 18, 2005

May 18, 2005

Order/Opinion
91

2:04-cv-00278

Judgment Dismissing Action by Reason of Settlement

EEOC vs. Retzer Resources, Inc

Jan. 25, 2006

Jan. 25, 2006

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 15, 2022, 3:01 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT for Title VII Violation of Civil Rights; jury demand (kmt) (Entered: 09/28/2004)

Sept. 27, 2004

Sept. 27, 2004

**Set Jury Flag (kmt) (Entered: 09/28/2004)

Sept. 27, 2004

Sept. 27, 2004

NOTICE OF ASSIGNMENT Chief Judge Glen H. Davidson and Magistrate Judge S. Allan Alexander (kmt) (Entered: 09/28/2004)

Sept. 27, 2004

Sept. 27, 2004

2

CLERK'S NOTICE of Incomplete Process Re: Retzer Resources, Inc. (rke, USDC)

Nov. 4, 2004

Nov. 4, 2004

3

REQUEST FOR WAIVER of Service sent to Retzer Resources, Inc. on 11/02/04 by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (nsm, USDC) (Entered: 11/08/2004)

Nov. 4, 2004

Nov. 4, 2004

4

ANSWER to Complaint by Retzer Resources, Inc..(kmt, USDC) (Entered: 11/09/2004)

Nov. 8, 2004

Nov. 8, 2004

6

WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Retzer Resources, Inc.; waiver served on 11/4/2004, answer due 1/3/2005. (nfs, USDC) (Entered: 11/16/2004)

Nov. 12, 2004

Nov. 12, 2004

5

INITIAL ORDER - RULE 16.1 Case Management Conference set for 1/4/2005 09:00 AM in Judge Alexander Chambers before S. Allan Alexander.. Signed by Judge S. Allan Alexander on 11/16/04. (wsm, USDC)

Nov. 16, 2004

Nov. 16, 2004

7

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge S. Allan Alexander : Case Management Conference held on 1/4/2005. (Court Reporter none.) (wsm, USDC)

Jan. 4, 2005

Jan. 4, 2005

8

CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER: Case assigned to standard track. Final Pretrial Conference set for 1/10/2006 01:30 PM in Judge Alexander Chambers before S. Allan Alexander. Discovery due by 10/13/2005. Amendments/Joinder of Parties due by 2/4/2005. Plaintiffs Designation of Experts due by 4/13/2005. Defendants Designation of Experts due by 8/13/2005. Motions due by 10/27/2005.. Signed by Judge S. Allan Alexander on 01/04/05. (wsm, USDC)

Jan. 4, 2005

Jan. 4, 2005

9

NOTICE of Trial: MVD/Jury Trial set for 2/27/2006 09:30 AM in Oxford Courtroom 3 East before Chief Judge Glen H. Davidson. (rel, USDC)

Jan. 6, 2005

Jan. 6, 2005

10

NOTICE of Conference: Final Pretrial Conference set for 1/10/2006 01:30 PM in Judge Alexander Chambers before S. Allan Alexander. (wsm, USDC)

Jan. 10, 2005

Jan. 10, 2005

11

NOTICE to Take Deposition of Valerie Cozart (Miller, Paul)

March 21, 2005

March 21, 2005

12

MOTION for Discovery to compel by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit Affidavit of Debra Crook# 2 Exhibit Attachments to Crook Affidavit# 3 Good Faith Certificate)(Guerrier, Charles) Modified on 4/1/2005 (tab, USDC).

March 30, 2005

March 30, 2005

13

RESPONSE in Opposition re 12 Emergency MOTION for Discovery to compel filed by Retzer Resources, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A-D)(Fijman, Mark)

April 1, 2005

April 1, 2005

14

PROTECTIVE ORDER. Signed by Judge Jerry A. Davis on 4/4/05. (kbt, USDC)

April 4, 2005

April 4, 2005

15

ORDER denying 12 Motion to Compel Discovery . Signed by Judge Jerry A. Davis on 4/4/05. (lmf, USDC)

April 4, 2005

April 4, 2005

16

NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by Debra W. Hawes Crook on behalf of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Crook, Debra)

April 5, 2005

April 5, 2005

17

MOTION to Compel by Retzer Resources, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A-C# 2 Exhibit D-J)(Fijman, Mark)

May 2, 2005

May 2, 2005

18

RESPONSE to Motion re 17 MOTION to Compel filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Crook, Debra)

May 16, 2005

May 16, 2005

19

Exhibits to 18 Response to 17 Motion to Compel by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Crook, Debra) Modified on 5/18/2005 (nsm, USDC). Modified on 5/18/2005 (nsm, USDC).

May 17, 2005

May 17, 2005

20

ORDER denying 17 Motion to Compel . Signed by Judge S. Allan Alexander on 5.18.2005. (slw, USDC)

May 18, 2005

May 18, 2005

21

NOTICE to Take Deposition of Veleria Cozart, Mark Vortice, and Anthony Upshaw (Miller, Paul)

May 31, 2005

May 31, 2005

22

NOTICE OF SERVICE of Plaintiff's First Requests for Production by Debra W. Hawes Crook on behalf of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to Retzer Resources, Inc.. (Crook, Debra)

June 9, 2005

June 9, 2005

23

NOTICE OF SERVICE of Defendant's Response to Plaintiff's First Set of Requests for Production of Documents by Mark D. Fijman on behalf of Retzer Resources, Inc. to Plaintiff. (Fijman, Mark)

July 12, 2005

July 12, 2005

24

NOTICE by Debra W. Hawes Crook on behalf of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission of Expert Witness Disclosures (Crook, Debra)

July 13, 2005

July 13, 2005

25

NOTICE OF SERVICE of Second Requests for Production of Documents by Debra W. Hawes Crook on behalf of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to Retzer Resources, Inc., d/b/a McDonald's. (Crook, Debra)

July 21, 2005

July 21, 2005

27

MOTION for Contempt and , MOTION for Sanctions on John Doe by Retzer Resources, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A# 2 Exhibit B)(Fijman, Mark)

Aug. 17, 2005

Aug. 17, 2005

28

NOTICE OF SERVICE of Defendant's Response to Plaintiff's Second Set of Requests for Production of Documents by Mark D. Fijman on behalf of Retzer Resources, Inc. to Plaintiff. (Fijman, Mark)

Aug. 25, 2005

Aug. 25, 2005

29

Objections to 27 MOTION for Contempt and MOTION for Sanctions on John Doe. (nfs, USDC)

Sept. 6, 2005

Sept. 6, 2005

30

MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT, re: 29 Objection. (nfs, USDC) (Entered: 09/07/2005)

Sept. 6, 2005

Sept. 6, 2005

31

NOTICE (Declaration of Technical Difficulties) by Charles E. Guerrier on behalf of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, re: 29 Objection. (nfs, USDC) (Entered: 09/07/2005)

Sept. 6, 2005

Sept. 6, 2005

32

REPLY to Response to Motion re 27 MOTION for Contempt and MOTION for Sanctions on John Doe filed by Retzer Resources, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Fijman, Mark)

Sept. 12, 2005

Sept. 12, 2005

33

ORDER denying 27 Motion for Contempt, denying 27 Motion for Sanctions. Signed by Judge S. Allan Alexander on 09/20/05. (tlk, USDC)

Sept. 20, 2005

Sept. 20, 2005

34

ORDER re 29 Objection filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, . Signed by Judge Glen H. Davidson on 9/26/05. (nsm, USDC)

Sept. 26, 2005

Sept. 26, 2005

35

NOTICE OF SERVICE of Third Supplemental Initial Disclosures by Debra W. Hawes Crook on behalf of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to Retzer Resources, Inc., d/b/a McDonald's. (Crook, Debra)

Oct. 13, 2005

Oct. 13, 2005

36

MOTION for Summary Judgment by Retzer Resources, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A-B# 2 Exhibit C, Part 1# 3 Exhibit C, Part 2# 4 Exhibit C, Part 3, D & E# 5 Exhibit F-H)(Fijman, Mark)

Oct. 18, 2005

Oct. 18, 2005

37

MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT re 36 MOTION for Summary Judgment. (Attachments: # 1 Appendix)(Fijman, Mark)

Oct. 18, 2005

Oct. 18, 2005

38

NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by Paul O. Miller, III on behalf of Retzer Resources, Inc. (Miller, Paul)

Oct. 31, 2005

Oct. 31, 2005

39

RESPONSE in Opposition re 36 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Appendix List of Exhibits# 2 Exhibit Doe Deposition part 1# 3 Exhibit Doe Deposition part 2# 4 Exhibit Cozart deposition# 5 Exhibit Vortice deposition# 6 Exhibit Forrest deposition# 7 Exhibit MESC decision)(Guerrier, Charles)

Nov. 1, 2005

Nov. 1, 2005

40

RESPONSE in Support re 36 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by Retzer Resources, Inc.. (Miller, Paul)

Nov. 4, 2005

Nov. 4, 2005

41

MOTION in Limine to Exclude John Doe's MESC File by Retzer Resources, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A-E, Part 1# 2 Exhibit E, Part 2)(Fijman, Mark)

Dec. 23, 2005

Dec. 23, 2005

43

RESPONSE in Opposition re 42 MOTION in Limine to Exclude Evidence Offered to Prove the Contents of any Purported Document Not In Evidence filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - Part 1 Veleria Cozart Deposition# (2) Exhibit A- Part 2 Veleria Cozart Deposition# 3 Exhibit B - Mark Vortice Deposition# 4 Exhibit C- Cynthia Forrest Deposition# 5 Exhibit D - Hal Burt Deposition)(Crook, Debra) Modified on 1/4/2006 (tab, USDC).

Jan. 3, 2006

Jan. 3, 2006

44

RESPONSE in Opposition re 41 MOTION in Limine to Exclude John Doe's MESC File filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - Hal Burt Deposition# 2 Exhibit B - Employee Record)(Crook, Debra)

Jan. 3, 2006

Jan. 3, 2006

45

EXHIBIT re 43 Response in Opposition to Motion, in Limine to Exclude Evidence Offered to Prove the Contents of Any Purported Document Not in Evidence . (Crook, Debra)

Jan. 5, 2006

Jan. 5, 2006

46

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge S. Allan Alexander : Final Pretrial Conference held on 1/10/2006. Pretrial Order due by 1/20/2006. (wsm, USDC) (Entered: 01/11/2006)

Jan. 10, 2006

Jan. 10, 2006

47

JUDGMENT DISMISSING ACTION BY REASON OF SETTLEMENT without prejudice. Signed by Judge Glen H. Davidson on 01/25/06. (kmt, USDC)

Jan. 25, 2006

Jan. 25, 2006

48

NOTICE of Settlement Settlement Agreement by Debra W. Hawes Crook on behalf of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Crook, Debra)

March 20, 2006

March 20, 2006

Case Details

State / Territory: Mississippi

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 27, 2004

Closing Date: Jan. 25, 2006

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers.

Plaintiff Type(s):

EEOC Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

EEOC

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Retzer Resources, Inc., Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Unknown

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Voluntary Dismissal

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits