Case: EEOC v. Bob Evans Farms, Inc.

4:04-cv-00622 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri

Filed Date: May 20, 2004

Closed Date: Jan. 19, 2007

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Case Summary

The EEOC's St. Louis district office sued Bob Evans Farms, Inc., on May 20, 2004 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. The EEOC alleged that Bob Evans violated Title VII when it discriminated against at least three employees based on sex (female) by creating a hostile work environment which forced the constructive discharge of two employees. The one separately intervening complainant stipulated to the dismissal of her case on January 18, 2005. The EEOC and the def…

The EEOC's St. Louis district office sued Bob Evans Farms, Inc., on May 20, 2004 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. The EEOC alleged that Bob Evans violated Title VII when it discriminated against at least three employees based on sex (female) by creating a hostile work environment which forced the constructive discharge of two employees. The one separately intervening complainant stipulated to the dismissal of her case on January 18, 2005. The EEOC and the defendant entered into a consent decree on January 19, 2005 which stipulated that Bob Evans would pay $250,000 in damages, fees and costs to be split among the eight claimants as determined by the EEOC; it would post a notice of compliance with Title VII; it would post EEO posters; conduct a training session for the employees at the restaurant where the harassment occurred; and semiannually report any complaints of harassment to the EEOC.

The decree was entered in 2005 and scheduled to last 2007. No further docket entries exist, so the case is closed.

Summary Authors

Aaron Weismann (6/20/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

4:04-cv-00622

Docket

Jan. 19, 2005

Jan. 19, 2005

Docket
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Complaint

EEOC v. Bob Evans

May 20, 2004

May 20, 2004

Complaint
13

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Plaintiff/Intervenors Complaint For Violations of Title VII

Aug. 12, 2004

Aug. 12, 2004

Complaint
23

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Consent Decree

Jan. 19, 2005

Jan. 19, 2005

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 4, 2022, 3:07 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT against defendant Bob Evans Farms, Inc. Waivers issued 1, Consents issued 2, Disclosure of Corporate Interest issued to Bob Evans Farms, Inc., Jury Demand,, filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet # 2 Original Filing Form)(CDD, ) (Entered: 05/20/2004)

May 20, 2004

May 20, 2004

WAIVER of Service issued defendant Bob Evans Farms, Inc.. filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (CDD, ) (Entered: 05/20/2004)

May 20, 2004

May 20, 2004

2

ENTRY of Appearance by Thomas E. Berry Jr. Defendant Bob Evans Farms, Inc.. (Berry, Thomas) (Entered: 07/14/2004)

July 14, 2004

July 14, 2004

3

ANSWER to Complaint with Jury Demand by Bob Evans Farms, Inc..(Berry, Thomas) (Entered: 07/14/2004)

July 14, 2004

July 14, 2004

4

DISCLOSURE OF CORPORATION INTERESTS CERTIFICATE by Defendant Bob Evans Farms, Inc. Parent companies: None, Subsidiaries: None, Publicly held company: Ariel Capital Management, Inc.,. (Berry, Thomas) (Entered: 07/14/2004)

July 14, 2004

July 14, 2004

5

FULL CONSENT has been received by Defendant Bob Evans Farms, Inc., Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (LAH, ) (Entered: 07/15/2004)

July 15, 2004

July 15, 2004

6

RULE 16 ORDER This case is assigned to Track: 2 - Standard Joint Scheduling Plan due by 8/10/2004. Rule 16 Conference set for 8/17/2004 08:30 AM in In Chambers before Mag Judge Mary Ann L. Medler.Signed by Judge Mary Ann L. Medler on 7/21/04. (ARL) (Entered: 07/21/2004)

July 21, 2004

July 21, 2004

8

MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice Michael Rusie by Defendant Bob Evans Farms, Inc. (LAH, ) (Entered: 07/28/2004)

July 23, 2004

July 23, 2004

9

MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice Chris North by Defendant Bob Evans Farms, Inc. (LAH, ) (Entered: 07/28/2004)

July 23, 2004

July 23, 2004

7

First MOTION to Intervene by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Proposed Intervenors Complaint)(Bent, Christopher) (Entered: 07/27/2004)

July 27, 2004

July 27, 2004

Receipt # S2004-009116 in the amount of $50.00 for ATTORNEY ADM. FEE - PHV- Chris North, ATTORNEY ADM. FEE - PHV- Michael James Rusie on behalf of MCMAHON BERGER HANNA, et al.. (CSW,) (Entered: 07/28/2004)

July 28, 2004

July 28, 2004

Docket Text ORDER re 8 MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice Michael Rusie filed by Bob Evans Farms, Inc.: Ordered: GRANTED. Signed by Judge Mary Ann L. Medler on 7/29/04. (MLM) (Entered: 07/29/2004)

July 29, 2004

July 29, 2004

Docket Text ORDER re 9 MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice Chris North filed by Bob Evans Farms, Inc.: Ordered: GRANTED. Signed by Judge Mary Ann L. Medler on 7/29/04. (MLM) (Entered: 07/29/2004)

July 29, 2004

July 29, 2004

11

JOINT SCHEDULING PLAN by Defendant Bob Evans Farms, Inc., Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.. (Kennedy, Melvin) (Entered: 08/10/2004)

Aug. 10, 2004

Aug. 10, 2004

12

ORDER - IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Plaintiff/Intevenors Kim Lunch and Becky Atchison's Motion to Intervene is GRANTED 7 IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that counsel for Plaintiff/Intervenors shall electronically file their Complaint for violations of Title VII forthwith. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that counsel for Plaintiff/Intervenors shall attend the Rule 16 Scheduling Conference set for August 17, 2004 at 8:30 a.m. in the chambers of the undersigned, 13 South. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that henceforth this case shall be styled: EEOC (Plaintiff) and Kim Lynch and Becky Atchison (Plaintiff/Intervenors) vs. Bob Evans Farms, Inc. (Defendant). Signed by Judge Mary Ann L. Medler on 8/11/04. (LAH, ) (Entered: 08/11/2004)

Aug. 11, 2004

Aug. 11, 2004

13

First Interpleader COMPLAINT 8-12-04 Summons(es) issued, Waivers issued 8-12-04, Jury Demand, filed by Kim Lynch and Becky Atchison (Bent, Christopher) (Modified on 8/13/2004 to Add Filer - CMA) (Entered: 08/12/2004)

Aug. 12, 2004

Aug. 12, 2004

14

FULL CONSENT has been received by Interpleader Pltfs Becky Atchison, Kim Lynch, Defendant Bob Evans Farms, Inc., Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (CMA) (Entered: 08/19/2004)

Aug. 17, 2004

Aug. 17, 2004

15

CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER This case is assigned to Track: 2 (standard); Motion to Join Parties due by 11/1/2004; Discovery Completion due by 5/2/2005; Non-Dispositive Motions due by 5/13/2005; ADR Future Reference 1/7/2005; Dispositive Motions due by 6/3/2005; Jury Trial set for 11/7/2005 09:00 AM in Courtroom 13S before Mag Judge Mary Ann L. Medler; Pretrial Compliance due by 10/18/2005; Signed by Judge Mary Ann L. Medler on 08/19/2004; (DJO) (Entered: 08/19/2004)

Aug. 19, 2004

Aug. 19, 2004

16

ORDER REFERRING CASE to Alternative Dispute Resolution. This case is referred to: Mediation Designation of Lead Counsel: Melvin Kennedy ADR Completion Deadline due by 3/25/2005. Designation of Neutral due by 1/17/2005. ADR Conference Schedule due by 1/17/2005; Signed by Judge Mary Ann L. Medler on 08/19/2004; (DJO) (Entered: 08/19/2004)

Aug. 19, 2004

Aug. 19, 2004

17

ANSWER to Complaint by Bob Evans Farms, Inc..(Rusie, Michael) (Entered: 08/26/2004)

Aug. 26, 2004

Aug. 26, 2004

18

MOTION for Extension of Time to Amend 1 Complaint, by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Kennedy, Melvin) (Entered: 10/29/2004)

Oct. 29, 2004

Oct. 29, 2004

Docket Text ORDER re 18 MOTION for Extension of Time to Amend 1 Complaint, filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: Ordered: GRANTED. Signed by Judge Mary Ann L. Medler on 11/1/04. (MLM) (Entered: 11/01/2004)

Nov. 1, 2004

Nov. 1, 2004

19

NOTICE of Settlement by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Kennedy, Melvin) (Entered: 12/14/2004)

Dec. 14, 2004

Dec. 14, 2004

21

Consent Decree by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Kennedy, Melvin) (Entered: 01/13/2005)

Jan. 13, 2005

Jan. 13, 2005

22

Joint MOTION to Dismiss Case With Prejudice by Interpleader Plaintiff Kim Lynch. (Bent, Christopher) (Entered: 01/14/2005)

Jan. 14, 2005

Jan. 14, 2005

Docket Text ORDER re 22 Joint MOTION to Dismiss Case With Prejudice filed by Kim Lynch: SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Mary Ann L. Medler on 1/18/05. (MLM (Entered: 01/18/2005)

Jan. 18, 2005

Jan. 18, 2005

23

CONSENT DECREE Signed by Judge Mary Ann L. Medler on 1/19/05. (LAH, ) (Entered: 01/19/2005)

Jan. 19, 2005

Jan. 19, 2005

Case Details

State / Territory: Missouri

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: May 20, 2004

Closing Date: Jan. 19, 2007

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

Bob Evans Farms, Inc. (Bridgeton, MO), 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: 250000

Order Duration: 2005 - 2007

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Retaliation Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Reporting

Provide antidiscrimination training

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit