Case: EEOC v. LABORATORY CORPORATION OF AMERICA HOLDINGS

9:99-cv-03263 | U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina

Filed Date: Sept. 30, 1999

Closed Date: Feb. 28, 2001

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Case Summary

The EEOC's Charlotte office filed this suit on September 30, 1999 in the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina. The EEOC alleged that three complainants were subjected to a sexually hostile work environment by defendant Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings, Inc. in violation of Title VII. The three complainants intervened in the suit.

In February 2001, the case settled. The defendant agreed to pay the complainants a total of $125,000. The defendant also agreed to develop an anti-discrimination policy, provide training for its managers and supervisors and expunge the employment records of the complainants.

Summary Authors

Jason Chester (2/28/2008)

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9:99-cv-03263

Docket (PACER)

EEOC, et al v. Laboratory Corp

Feb. 28, 2001

Feb. 28, 2001

Docket
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Order [re: Motion to Compel]

EEOC, et al v. Laboratory Corp

May 22, 2000

May 22, 2000

Order/Opinion
56

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Report and Recommendation

EEOC, et al v. Laboratory Corp

Nov. 13, 2000

Nov. 13, 2000

Monitor/Expert/Receiver Report
60

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Order [re: Partial Summary Judgment]

EEOC, et al v. Laboratory Corp

Dec. 12, 2000

Dec. 12, 2000

Order/Opinion
74

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Order of Dismissal

EEOC, et al v. Laboratory Corp

Feb. 26, 2001

Feb. 26, 2001

Order/Opinion
73

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Consent Decree

EEOC, et al v. Laboratory Corp

Feb. 26, 2001

Feb. 26, 2001

Settlement Agreement

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Docket

Last updated July 22, 2022, 3:02 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT with jury demand; Filing fee waived by statute; Scheduling order due by 12/29/99; Service due by 1/28/00 for Laboratory Corp (mdea) (Entered: 10/01/1999)

Sept. 30, 1999

Sept. 30, 1999

2

NOTICE of lawsuit and request for waiver of service of summons by plaintiff EEOC (mdea) (Entered: 10/01/1999)

Sept. 30, 1999

Sept. 30, 1999

3

Answers to 16B Interrogatories by plaintiff EEOC; jury demand (mdea) (Entered: 10/01/1999)

Sept. 30, 1999

Sept. 30, 1999

4

MOTION by plaintiff EEOC for Roderick Ventura to appear pro hac vice (kbos) (Entered: 11/09/1999)

Nov. 9, 1999

Nov. 9, 1999

5

AFFIDAVIT of Robert Ventura Re: [4-1] motion for Roderick Ventura to appear pro hac vice (kbos) (Entered: 11/09/1999)

Nov. 9, 1999

Nov. 9, 1999

6

MOTION to intervene by Christine Brooks, Stephanie Owens Proposed Complaint in Intervention and 16b's attached to motion. (jdod) Modified on 12/01/1999 (Entered: 12/01/1999)

Dec. 1, 1999

Dec. 1, 1999

7

MEMORANDUM by movant Christine Brooks, movant Stephanie Owens in support of [6-1] motion to intervene by Christine Brooks, Stephanie Owens (jdod) (Entered: 12/01/1999)

Dec. 1, 1999

Dec. 1, 1999

9

ORDER granting [4-1] motion for Roderick Ventura to appear pro hac vice ( signed by Senior Judge Sol Blatt Jr. ) (former empl) (Entered: 12/09/1999)

Dec. 8, 1999

Dec. 8, 1999

NOTICE of Hearing, set status conference for 2:30 1/5/00 before Magistrate Judge Robert S. Carr (jdod) (Entered: 12/21/1999)

Dec. 21, 1999

Dec. 21, 1999

10

Answers to 16B Interrogatories by defendant Laboratory Corp; jury demand (jdod) (Entered: 01/05/2000)

Jan. 3, 2000

Jan. 3, 2000

Oral order/Hearing granting [6-1] motion to intervene by Christine Brooks, Stephanie Owens ( by Magistrate Judge Robert S. Carr ) Court Reporter: Lavon McNaughton (dpat) (Entered: 01/05/2000)

Jan. 5, 2000

Jan. 5, 2000

Scheduling conference held before Magistrate Judge Robert S. Carr; Scheduling order to be issued; Court reporter: LaVon McNaughton. (dpat) (Entered: 01/05/2000)

Jan. 5, 2000

Jan. 5, 2000

13

SCHEDULING ORDER setting Joining of parties,amending of pleadings on 3/6/00 ; Deadline for filing of all motions 10/6/00 ; Discovery cutoff 9/6/00 ; Jury Trial set for 10/1/00 ; ( signed by Magistrate Judge Robert S. Carr ) (dpat) (Entered: 01/07/2000)

Jan. 5, 2000

Jan. 5, 2000

11

Intervenor's COMPLAINT by intervenor-plaintiff Christine Brooks, Stephanie Owens against defendant Laboratory Corp (jwol) (Entered: 01/06/2000)

Jan. 6, 2000

Jan. 6, 2000

12

RESPONSE by intervenor-plaintiff Christine Brooks, intervenor-plaintiff Stephanie Owens to interrogatories and directives to produce (jwol) (Entered: 01/06/2000)

Jan. 6, 2000

Jan. 6, 2000

14

ANSWER to Complaint by intervenor-defendant Laboratory Corp (cmck) (Entered: 01/27/2000)

Jan. 25, 2000

Jan. 25, 2000

15

Answers to 16B Interrogatories by defendant Laboratory Corp; jury demand (cmck) (Entered: 02/24/2000)

Feb. 24, 2000

Feb. 24, 2000

16

SUPPLEMENTAL SCHEDULING ORDER setting Plaintiff's ID of Experts set for 7/3/00 ; Defendant's ID of Experts set for 8/1/00 ; ( signed by Senior Judge Sol Blatt Jr. ) (jdod) (Entered: 03/06/2000)

March 3, 2000

March 3, 2000

17

MOTION to intervene by Jeneine Jenkins AMENDED COMPLAINT TO INTERVENE in File. Douglas Westbrook to send Proposed Order to RSC (jdod) Modified on 03/07/2000 (Entered: 03/07/2000)

March 3, 2000

March 3, 2000

18

MEMORANDUM by movant Jeneine Jenkins in support of [17-1] motion to intervene by Jeneine Jenkins (jdod) (Entered: 03/07/2000)

March 3, 2000

March 3, 2000

19

AMENDED SUPPLEMENTAL SCHEDULING ORDER setting Plaintiff's ID of Experts set for 7/1/00 ; Defendant's ID of Experts set for 8/1/00 ; ( signed by Senior Judge Sol Blatt Jr. ) (former empl) (Entered: 03/13/2000)

March 13, 2000

March 13, 2000

20

ORDER granting [17-1] motion to intervene by Jeneine Jenkins ( signed by Senior Judge Sol Blatt Jr. (MLD/EOD 3/13/00) (former empl) (Entered: 03/13/2000)

March 13, 2000

March 13, 2000

22

ANSWER to Amended Complaint by intervenor-defendant Laboratory Corp (former empl) (Entered: 03/21/2000)

March 20, 2000

March 20, 2000

23

SUPPLEMENTAL ANSWER to Interrogatories by intervenor-plaintiff Christine Brooks, intervenor-plaintiff Stephanie Owens, intervenor-plaintiff Jeneine Jenkins (cper) (Entered: 04/26/2000)

April 24, 2000

April 24, 2000

24

MOTION by intervenor-plaintiff Christine Brooks, intervenor-plaintiff Stephanie Owens, intervenor-plaintiff Jeneine Jenkins to compel discovery from the defendant (jdod) (Entered: 05/01/2000)

April 28, 2000

April 28, 2000

25

MEMORANDUM by defendant Laboratory Corp in opposition to [24-1] motion to compel discovery from the defendant (jdod) (Entered: 05/16/2000)

May 15, 2000

May 15, 2000

26

AFFIDAVIT of Melissa Holmes by defendant Laboratory Corp Re: [25-1] opposition memorandum (jdod) (Entered: 05/22/2000)

May 18, 2000

May 18, 2000

27

ORDER granting [24-1] motion to compel discovery from the defendant. Defendant shall produce personnel files of Alexander, Ladisert and Jefferies withholding only so much of those records as to which it simultaneously files a motion for a Protective Order. ( signed by Senior Judge Sol Blatt Jr. ) EOD 5/22/00 (jdod) (Entered: 05/22/2000)

May 22, 2000

May 22, 2000

28

MOTION by intervenor-plaintiff Christine Brooks, intervenor-plaintiff Stephanie Owens, intervenor-plaintiff Jeneine Jenkins to compel discovery (jdod) (Entered: 05/31/2000)

May 31, 2000

May 31, 2000

29

MEMORANDUM by defendant Laboratory Corp in opposition to [24-1] motion to compel discovery from the defendant (jdod) (Entered: 06/15/2000)

June 15, 2000

June 15, 2000

30

Plaintiff's and Intervenors ID of Experts by EEOC and Christine Brooks, Stephanie Owens, and Jeneine Jenkins (former empl) (Entered: 06/30/2000)

June 29, 2000

June 29, 2000

31

NOTICE of Hearing, set status conference for 10:30 8/23/00 before Magistrate Judge Robert S. Carr (jdod) (Entered: 07/20/2000)

July 20, 2000

July 20, 2000

32

ANSWER to Local Rule 26.06 Interrogatories by defendant Laboratory Corp (cper) (Entered: 08/18/2000)

Aug. 17, 2000

Aug. 17, 2000

33

MOTION by plaintiff EEOC for Roderick Ventura to withdraw as attorney (cper) (Entered: 08/22/2000)

Aug. 21, 2000

Aug. 21, 2000

34

MOTION by plaintiff EEOC for Lynette A. Barnes to appear pro hac vice (cper) (Entered: 08/22/2000)

Aug. 21, 2000

Aug. 21, 2000

35

AFFIDAVIT by plaintiff EEOC Re: [34-1] motion for Lynette A. Barnes to appear pro hac vice (cper) (Entered: 08/22/2000)

Aug. 21, 2000

Aug. 21, 2000

36

MOTION HEARING [28-1] motion to compel discovery ORAL ORDER granting [28-1] motion to compel discovery Court Reporter: Denise James, sub. (dpat) (Entered: 08/23/2000)

Aug. 23, 2000

Aug. 23, 2000

38

ORDER granting [34-1] motion for Lynette A. Barnes to appear pro hac vice, granting [33-1] motion for Roderick Ventura to withdraw as attorney (Terminated attorney Roderick Ventura for EEOC ( signed by Magistrate Judge Robert S. Carr ) eod mld 8/24/00 (cper) (Entered: 08/24/2000)

Aug. 24, 2000

Aug. 24, 2000

39

SECOND SUPPLEMENTAL ANSWERS to Local Rule 26.03 Interrogatories by movant Christine Brooks, movant Stephanie Owens, movant Jeneine Jenkins (cper) (Entered: 08/28/2000)

Aug. 28, 2000

Aug. 28, 2000

40

MEMORANDUM by defendant Laboratory Corp in opposition to plaintiff's motion to compel answer to Request for Production No. 16 (motion not filed with Clerk's Office) (kbos) (Entered: 08/29/2000)

Aug. 28, 2000

Aug. 28, 2000

41

MOTION by defendant Laboratory Corp to compel deposition testimony (cper) (Entered: 09/05/2000)

Sept. 1, 2000

Sept. 1, 2000

42

THIRD SUPPLEMENTAL ANSWERS to 16B Interrogatories by plaintiff EEOC (cper) (Entered: 09/05/2000)

Sept. 5, 2000

Sept. 5, 2000

WITHDRAWAL of [41-1] motion to compel deposition testimony . Motion Terminated. (cper) (Entered: 09/13/2000)

Sept. 13, 2000

Sept. 13, 2000

43

MEMORANDUM by defendant Laboratory Corp in support of motion for partial summary judgment. (cper) Modified on 10/04/2000 (Entered: 10/03/2000)

Sept. 29, 2000

Sept. 29, 2000

44

MOTION by defendant Laboratory Corp for partial summary judgment (cper) (Entered: 10/04/2000)

Oct. 3, 2000

Oct. 3, 2000

45

REVISED MOTION by defendant Laboratory Corp for partial summary judgment (cper) (Entered: 10/06/2000)

Oct. 5, 2000

Oct. 5, 2000

46

REVISED MEMORANDUM by defendant Laboratory Corp in support of [45-1] revised motion for partial summary judgment (cper) (Entered: 10/06/2000)

Oct. 5, 2000

Oct. 5, 2000

47

RESPONSE by plaintiff EEOC to [45-1]revised motion for partial summary judgment (cper) (Entered: 10/16/2000)

Oct. 13, 2000

Oct. 13, 2000

48

REPLY MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT by defendant Laboratory Corp to [45-1] motion for partial summary judgment (cper) (Entered: 10/17/2000)

Oct. 16, 2000

Oct. 16, 2000

49

NOTICE of Hearing before Magistrate Judge Robert S. Carr reset Motion Hearing to 10:00 11/1/00 for [44-1] motion for partial summary judgment (cper) (Entered: 10/18/2000)

Oct. 18, 2000

Oct. 18, 2000

CASE reassigned from Judge Blatt to Judge Patrick Michael Duffy (glev) (Entered: 10/20/2000)

Oct. 20, 2000

Oct. 20, 2000

50

MOTION HEARING [45-1] motion for partial summary judgment, [44-1] motion for partial summary judgment held ORAL ORDER [45-1] motion for partial summary judgment taken under advisement, [44-1] motion for partial summary judgment taken under advisement (before Magistrate Judge Robert S. Carr ) Court Reporter: LaVon McNaughton. (dpat) (Entered: 11/01/2000)

Nov. 1, 2000

Nov. 1, 2000

52

DEPOSITION of Stephanie Owens (dpat) (Entered: 11/01/2000)

Nov. 1, 2000

Nov. 1, 2000

53

DEPOSITION of Katina Brooks (dpat) (Entered: 11/01/2000)

Nov. 1, 2000

Nov. 1, 2000

54

Defendant's submission of deposition excerpts by defendant Laboratory Corp in support of [45-1] motion for partial summary judgment (cper) (Entered: 11/09/2000)

Nov. 9, 2000

Nov. 9, 2000

55

SUPPLEMENTAL AFFIDAVIT of Melissa Holmes by defendant Laboratory Corp Re: [46-1] support memorandum (cper) (Entered: 11/09/2000)

Nov. 9, 2000

Nov. 9, 2000

56

REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS of Magistrate Judge Robert S. Carr recommending that defendant's partial summary judgment motion be granted as the assault and battery and negligence causes of action against LabCorp be dismissed. Case no longer referred to Magistrate Judge Robert S. Carr Objections to R and R due by 12/1/00 (cmck) (Entered: 11/14/2000)

Nov. 13, 2000

Nov. 13, 2000

57

OBJECTION by intervenor-plaintiff Christine Brooks, intervenor-plaintiff Stephanie Owens, intervenor-plaintiff Jeneine Jenkins to [56-1] report and recommendations (cmck) (Entered: 11/29/2000)

Nov. 29, 2000

Nov. 29, 2000

58

RESPONSE by defendant Laboratory Corp in opposition to [57-1] objection to Report and Recommendation (cper) (Entered: 12/01/2000)

Dec. 1, 2000

Dec. 1, 2000

59

NOTICE of Hearing set jury selection for 10:00 1/10/01 before Judge Patrick Michael Duffy , and set mediation deadline for 1/5/01 (cmck) (Entered: 12/05/2000)

Dec. 5, 2000

Dec. 5, 2000

60

ORDER granting [45-1] motion for partial summary judgment, granting [44-1] motion for partial summary judgment. ORDERED that the assault and battery causes of action and the negligence cause of action against LabCorp are dismissed. ( signed by Judge Patrick Michael Duffy ) (jdod) (Entered: 12/14/2000)

Dec. 12, 2000

Dec. 12, 2000

Bar Meeting held before Judge Patrick Michael Duffy Court reporter: RT Corbett, ESR. Case set for trial - 1 week - Day Certain 2/15/01 (pchi) (Entered: 12/18/2000)

Dec. 18, 2000

Dec. 18, 2000

61

Voir dire questions by plaintiff EEOC (Proposed) (cmck) (Entered: 01/04/2001)

Jan. 3, 2001

Jan. 3, 2001

62

Witness list by defendant Laboratory Corp (former empl) (Entered: 01/05/2001)

Jan. 3, 2001

Jan. 3, 2001

63

Exhibit list by defendant Laboratory Corp (former empl) (Entered: 01/05/2001)

Jan. 3, 2001

Jan. 3, 2001

64

Amended Answers to 16B Interrogatories by defendant Laboratory Corp (cmck) (Entered: 01/08/2001)

Jan. 4, 2001

Jan. 4, 2001

65

Amended Answers to 16B Interrogatories by defendant Laboratory Corp (cmck) (Entered: 01/08/2001)

Jan. 4, 2001

Jan. 4, 2001

66

ORDER allowing attorney Lynette Barnes to conduct jury selection and to try this case without local counsel David Treeter ( signed by Judge Patrick Michael Duffy ) (cmck) (Entered: 01/09/2001)

Jan. 9, 2001

Jan. 9, 2001

67

NOTICE of Hearing set Jury trial for 10:00 2/15/01 before Judge Julian A. Cook in Beaufort, South Carolina (pchi) (Entered: 01/11/2001)

Jan. 11, 2001

Jan. 11, 2001

68

NOTICE of Hearing reset Jury trial for 10:00 2/26/01 before Judge Julian A. Cook (former empl) (Entered: 01/18/2001)

Jan. 18, 2001

Jan. 18, 2001

69

Witness list by plaintiff EEOC, intervenor-plaintiff Christine Brooks, intervenor-plaintiff Stephanie Owens, intervenor-plaintiff Jeneine Jenkins (cmck) (Entered: 01/19/2001)

Jan. 19, 2001

Jan. 19, 2001

70

Exhibit list by plaintiff EEOC, movant Jeneine Jenkins, movant Christine Brooks, movant Stephanie Owens (cper) (Entered: 01/30/2001)

Jan. 30, 2001

Jan. 30, 2001

71

ORDER stating certain basic pinciples pertaining to the courtroom behavior and decorum ( signed by Judge Julian A. Cook ) (mflo) (Entered: 02/05/2001)

Feb. 2, 2001

Feb. 2, 2001

72

JOINT MOTION by plaintiff EEOC, defendant Laboratory Corp, intervenor-plaintiff Christine Brooks, intervenor-plaintiff Stephanie Owens, intervenor-defendant Laboratory Corp, intervenor-plaintiff Jeneine Jenkins for entry of a consent decree and an order of dismissal (cmck) (Entered: 02/26/2001)

Feb. 23, 2001

Feb. 23, 2001

73

ORDER and CONSENT DECREE defendant shall pay the sum of $125,000.00 in settlement of all claims and parties agree to abide by the guidelines of this decree as outlined in the document. Parties agree to dismiss this action with prejudice as to all claims and the court retains jurisdiction of this action for monitoring compliance with this decree and entry of such further orders as necessary ( signed by Judge Patrick Michael Duffy ) (cmck) (Entered: 02/27/2001)

Feb. 26, 2001

Feb. 26, 2001

74

ORDER approving consent decree and dismissing this case with prejudice and reserving the right of the parties to initiate proceedings seeking judicial enforcement of the consent decree for 2 years ( signed by Judge Patrick Michael Duffy) (cmck) (Entered: 02/27/2001)

Feb. 26, 2001

Feb. 26, 2001

Case closed (cmck) (Entered: 03/02/2001)

Feb. 28, 2001

Feb. 28, 2001

Case Details

State / Territory: South Carolina

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 30, 1999

Closing Date: Feb. 28, 2001

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

Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings, Inc., Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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: 125000

Order Duration: 2001 - 2003

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Expungement of Employment Record

Neutral/Positive Reference

Retaliation Prohibition

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

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