Case: EEOC v. Sundance Rehabilitation Corporation

1:01-cv-01867 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio

Filed Date: Aug. 1, 2001

Closed Date: Oct. 26, 2006

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Case Summary

In August 2001, the Cleveland District Office filed this lawsuit against Sundance Rehabilitation Corporation in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio alleging violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The complaint specifically alleged that the defendant required terminated employees to sign a waiver of claims against the defendant, …

In August 2001, the Cleveland District Office filed this lawsuit against Sundance Rehabilitation Corporation in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio alleging violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The complaint specifically alleged that the defendant required terminated employees to sign a waiver of claims against the defendant, including EEO violations, in order to receive severance pay. Following discovery and motions for summary judgment for both parties, the District Court granted summary judgment to the EEOC in July 2004. The defendant appealed the decision to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in September 2004. The Court of Appeals reversed the District Court's judgment in October 2006. The U.S. Supreme Court granted an extension of time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari in June 2007. However, the docket does not indicate that this option was exercised.

Summary Authors

David Friedman (5/12/2008)

People


Judge(s)

Batchelder, Alice Moore (Ohio)

Boggs, Danny Julian (Kentucky)

Cohn, Jonathan F. (District of Columbia)

Wells, Lesley Brooks (Ohio)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Mays, Lawrence (Ohio)

Reams, Gwendolyn Young (District of Columbia)

Stern, Jefferey A (Ohio)

Watson, C. Larry (Ohio)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Westman, Dean E (Ohio)

Judge(s)

Batchelder, Alice Moore (Ohio)

Boggs, Danny Julian (Kentucky)

Cohn, Jonathan F. (District of Columbia)

Wells, Lesley Brooks (Ohio)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Mays, Lawrence (Ohio)

Reams, Gwendolyn Young (District of Columbia)

Stern, Jefferey A (Ohio)

Watson, C. Larry (Ohio)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Westman, Dean E (Ohio)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:01-cv-01867

Docket (PACER)

June 14, 2007

June 14, 2007

Docket
1

1:01-cv-01867

Complaint

Aug. 1, 2001

Aug. 1, 2001

Complaint
44

1:01-cv-01867

Judgment Entry

July 26, 2004

July 26, 2004

Order/Opinion
43

1:01-cv-01867

Memorandum of Opinion And Order Granting Plaintiff's Motion For Summary Judgment And Denying Defendant's Motion For SummaryJudgment

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Sundance Rehabilitation Corporation

328 F.Supp.2d 826

July 26, 2004

July 26, 2004

Order/Opinion

EEOC v. Sundance Rehab. Corp. [Selection From EEOC's Office of General Counsel FY 2004 Annual Report]

EEOC v. Sundance Rehab. Corp.

No Court

Jan. 1, 2006

Jan. 1, 2006

Press Release

04-04178

Opinion

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

466 F.3d 490

Oct. 24, 2006

Oct. 24, 2006

Order/Opinion

04-04178

Mandate [From Court of Appeals]

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Sundance Rehabilitation Corporation

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

March 23, 2007

March 23, 2007

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 13, 2022, 3:14 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

Complaint (0 summons and Magistrate Consent Forms issued) against Sundance Rehabilitation Corporation. Filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Filing fee waived. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(B, BA) (Entered: 08/02/2001)

Aug. 1, 2001

Aug. 1, 2001

2

Random Assignment of Magistrate Judge Streepy (B, BA) (Entered: 08/02/2001)

Aug. 1, 2001

Aug. 1, 2001

3

Case Information Statement (Standard Track) filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (B, BA) (Entered: 08/02/2001)

Aug. 1, 2001

Aug. 1, 2001

4

Notice of Placement of case in the CM/ECF Docketing System (B, BA) (Entered: 08/02/2001)

Aug. 1, 2001

Aug. 1, 2001

5

Praecipe for other; 1st attempt of summons unsuccessful (issued 8/29/01) filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (C, K A) (Entered: 08/29/2001)

Aug. 29, 2001

Aug. 29, 2001

6

Waiver of Summons Returned upon Sundance Rehabilitation Corporation on 8/1/01 filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (C, K A) (Entered: 08/31/2001)

Aug. 30, 2001

Aug. 30, 2001

7

Answer to Complaint (Related Doc # 1 ) filed by Sundance Rehabilitation Corporation. (C, K A) (Entered: 10/02/2001)

Oct. 1, 2001

Oct. 1, 2001

8

Corporate Disclosure Statement filed by Sundance Rehabilitation Corporation. (C, K A) (Entered: 10/02/2001)

Oct. 1, 2001

Oct. 1, 2001

9

Case Management Conference Scheduling Order. Case management conference to be held on 3/14/2002 at 09:30 AM at Chambers 338. (Judge Lesley Wells)(C, L) (Entered: 12/18/2001)

Dec. 18, 2001

Dec. 18, 2001

10

Motion for order Excusing Defendant from Case Management Conference filed by all defendants. (Westman, Dean) (Entered: 02/21/2002)

Feb. 21, 2002

Feb. 21, 2002

11

Report of Parties Planning Meeting filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Stern, Jeffrey) (Entered: 02/28/2002)

Feb. 28, 2002

Feb. 28, 2002

12

Notice of Service of initial disclosures filed by Sundance Rehabilitation Corporation. (Westman, Dean) Modified text 3/8/2002 (C, K A). (Entered: 03/07/2002)

March 7, 2002

March 7, 2002

13

Notice of Service of EEOC's Initial Disclosure filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Stern, Jeffrey) (Entered: 03/07/2002)

March 7, 2002

March 7, 2002

14

Case Management Conference Plan/Order. Track Designated: Standard. Discovery due by 9/16/2002, Parties to be Joined and Pleading Amendments due by 6/13/2002, Dispositive Motions due by 11/15/2002, with status hearing to be held on 7/16/2002 at 03:00 PM at Chambers 338 with Final Pre-Trial Conference to be held on 6/2/2003, Jury Trial set for 7/7/2003 at 9:00 AM. (Judge Lesley Wells)(C, L) (Entered: 03/14/2002)

March 14, 2002

March 14, 2002

15

Order Designating Case for Electronic Filing. (Judge Lesley Wells)(C, L) (Entered: 03/14/2002)

March 14, 2002

March 14, 2002

16

Civil Bench Trial Order. Final Pre-Trial Conference set for 6/2/2003 at 04:00 PM at Chambers 338, Bench Trial set for 7/7/2003 at 9:00 AM. (Judge Lesley Wells)(C, L) Additional attachment(s) added on 3/15/2002 (C, L). (Entered: 03/15/2002)

March 15, 2002

March 15, 2002

17

Order Establishing Trial Docket. (Judge Lesley Wells)(C, L) (Entered: 03/15/2002)

March 15, 2002

March 15, 2002

18

Notice of Service of discovery on 5/28/02 filed by Sundance Rehabilitation Corporation. (Westman, Dean) Modified text 5/29/2002 (C, K A). (Entered: 05/28/2002)

May 28, 2002

May 28, 2002

19

Minutes of proceedings before Judge Wells held on 7/16/02. Parties are engaging in paper discovery; defendant anticipates filing a motion for summary judgment on lega issues within 30 days; plaintiff's counsel anticipates needing a medical leave. A telephonic status hearing to be held on 7/18/2002 at 03:00 PM to discuss any scheduling changes, and the Court will initiate the call. (Janet Alter) (H, D) (Entered: 07/18/2002)

July 17, 2002

July 17, 2002

20

Minutes of proceedings of telephone status conference before Judge Wells held on 7/18/02. Parties are to file a joint motion to stay proceedings for approximately 120 days to accommodate plaintiff's counsel medical leave. (Janet Alter) (H, D) (Entered: 07/19/2002)

July 19, 2002

July 19, 2002

21

Unopposed Motion to stay filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration in Support)(Related document(s) 20 ) (Stern, Jeffrey) (Entered: 07/31/2002)

July 31, 2002

July 31, 2002

22

Marginal Entry Order signed on 8/5/2002 Granting Motion by plaintiff to stay proceedings (Related Doc # 21 ). Stay granted until 11/20/02; discovery cutoff is 2/14/03; dispositive motion deadline is 3/14/03, no further extensions will be granted. (C, K A) (Entered: 08/06/2002)

Aug. 5, 2002

Aug. 5, 2002

23

Notice of Service of discovery filed by all defendants. (Westman, Dean) Modified text 8/9/2002 (C, K A). (Entered: 08/08/2002)

Aug. 8, 2002

Aug. 8, 2002

24

Motion for summary judgment filed by Sundance Rehabilitation Corporation. (Attachments: # 1 # 2)(Westman, Dean) (Entered: 11/22/2002)

Nov. 22, 2002

Nov. 22, 2002

25

Opposition (Related Motion(s) 24 ) to Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Elizabeth Salsbury# 2 Declaration of Susan L. Smith)(Stern, Jeffrey) (Entered: 12/20/2002)

Dec. 20, 2002

Dec. 20, 2002

26

Appendix to Memorandum in Opposition to Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Related document(s) 25 ) (Stern, Jeffrey) (Entered: 12/20/2002)

Dec. 20, 2002

Dec. 20, 2002

27

Motion for extension of time until 1/09/03 to file reply brief in support of motion for summary judgment filed by Sundance Rehabilitation Corporation. (Westman, Dean) Modified text on 12/30/2002 (C, B). (Entered: 12/27/2002)

Dec. 27, 2002

Dec. 27, 2002

Marginal Order (Non Document) Granting Motion for extension of time until 9 January 2003. (Judge Lesley Wells) (Related Doc # 27 ) (C, L) (Entered: 12/27/2002)

Dec. 27, 2002

Dec. 27, 2002

28

Reply brief in support of motion for summary judgment (Related Motion(s) 24 ) filed by Sundance Rehabilitation Corporation. (Westman, Dean) Modified text 1/10/2003 (C, K A). (Entered: 01/09/2003)

Jan. 9, 2003

Jan. 9, 2003

29

Notice of Service filed by Sundance Rehabilitation Corporation. (Westman, Dean) (Entered: 01/10/2003)

Jan. 10, 2003

Jan. 10, 2003

30

Motion for leave to file Surreply Memorandum Instanter in Opposition to Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Related motion 24 ) (Stern, Jeffrey) Modified text 1/13/2003 (C, K A). (Entered: 01/10/2003)

Jan. 10, 2003

Jan. 10, 2003

31

Notice of Service of discovery on 1/13/03 filed by Sundance Rehabilitation Corporation. (Westman, Dean) Modified text 1/14/2003 (C, K A). (Entered: 01/13/2003)

Jan. 13, 2003

Jan. 13, 2003

32

Notice of Service filed by Sundance Rehabilitation Corporation. (Westman, Dean) (Entered: 01/17/2003)

Jan. 17, 2003

Jan. 17, 2003

Marginal Order (Non Document) Granting Motion for leave to file instanter. (Judge Lesley Wells) (Related Doc # 30 )(C, L) (Entered: 01/31/2003)

Jan. 31, 2003

Jan. 31, 2003

33

Cross Motion for summary judgment filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Related document(s) 25 ) (Stern, Jeffrey) (Entered: 03/14/2003)

March 14, 2003

March 14, 2003

34

Opposition (Related Motion(s) 33 ) to Plaintiff's Cross Motion for Summary Judgment filed by Sundance Rehabilitation Corporation. (Westman, Dean) Modified on 4/14/2003: Incomplete filing - Document to be Refiled (M, J A). Modified text 4/15/2003 (C, K A). (Entered: 04/14/2003)

April 14, 2003

April 14, 2003

36

Order continuing final pretrial and trial dates. Once the Court has considered and ruled on the motions for summary judgment, new deadlines and dates will be established. Judge Lesley Wells. (Related document(s) 24 , 16 , 25 , 33 , 35 ) (H, D) (Entered: 04/30/2003)

April 29, 2003

April 29, 2003

37

Reply (Related Motion(s) 33 ) Memorandum in Support of Cross Motion for Summary Judgment filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Stern, Jeffrey) (Entered: 05/05/2003)

May 5, 2003

May 5, 2003

38

Order referring case to Magistrate Judge Jack B. Streepy for a report and recommendation. (Judge Lesley Wells)(C, L) (Entered: 05/07/2003)

May 7, 2003

May 7, 2003

39

Report and Recommendation that the motion of SunDance for summary judgment (doc. 24) be granted, and the motion of the EEOC for summary judgment (doc. 33) be denied. Signed by Judge Jack B. Streepy on 7/31/2003. (S, DJ) (Entered: 07/31/2003)

July 31, 2003

July 31, 2003

40

Order terminating case referral and returning case to Judge Wells.. Signed by Judge Jack B. Streepy on 7/31/2003. (S, DJ) (Entered: 07/31/2003)

July 31, 2003

July 31, 2003

41

Objection to Report and Recommendation filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Beverly Anderson) (Related document(s) 39 ) (Stern, Jeffrey) Modified text 8/29/2003 (C, K A). (Entered: 08/18/2003)

Aug. 18, 2003

Aug. 18, 2003

42

Opposition to Plaintiff's Objections to Magistrate Judge's Report and Recommendation filed by all defendants. (Related document 39 ) (Westman, Dean) Modified text 8/29/2003 (C, K A). (Entered: 08/28/2003)

Aug. 28, 2003

Aug. 28, 2003

43

Memorandum of Opinion and Order denying defendant's motion for summary judgment (Related Doc # 24 ), granting plaintiff's motion for summary judgment (Related Doc # 33 ). SunDance shall pay to the EEOC its costs of bringing this action. Signed by Judge Lesley Wells on 7/26/04 (E, P). Modified text on 9/24/2004 (H, S P). (Entered: 07/26/2004)

July 26, 2004

July 26, 2004

44

Judgment Entry Order that the court contemporaneously entered it memorandum of opinion and order (Related Doc # 44 ) granting plaintiff's motion for summary judgment and denying defendants' motion for summary judgment and Forthwith, shall pay to the EEOC its costs of bringing this action. Signed by Judge Lesley Wells on 7/26/04. (E, P) Modified text to add link on 7/26/2004 (E, P). (Entered: 07/26/2004)

July 26, 2004

July 26, 2004

45

Motion to stay of Proceedings to Enforce Judgment and for Suspension of Injunctive Relief filed by Sundance Rehabilitation Corporation. (Westman, Dean) (Entered: 09/23/2004)

Sept. 23, 2004

Sept. 23, 2004

46

NOTICE OF APPEAL to the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals from the 43 Memorandum of Opinion and Order and 44 Judgment Entry of 7/26/04, filed by Sundance Rehabilitation Corporation (Westman, Dean). Filing Fee Paid 10/1/04, see document 47 . Modified text on 9/24/2004 (H, S P). Modified for fee on 10/1/2004 (H, S P). (Entered: 09/23/2004)

Sept. 23, 2004

Sept. 23, 2004

47

USCA Appeal Fees of $255.00 received, receipt number #664515 re 46 Notice of Appeal (H, S P) (Entered: 10/01/2004)

Oct. 1, 2004

Oct. 1, 2004

48

Acknowledgment from the USCA for Sixth Circuit of receipt of 46 Notice of Appeal (USCA# 04-4178). Date filed in USCA 9/29/04. (H, S P) (Entered: 10/01/2004)

Oct. 1, 2004

Oct. 1, 2004

49

Opposition to Motion to stay of Proceedings to Enforce Judgment and for Suspension of Injunctive Relief filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Related document(s) 45 . (Attachments: # 1)(Stern, Jeffrey) (Entered: 10/12/2004)

Oct. 12, 2004

Oct. 12, 2004

50

Transcript Request by Sundance Rehabilitation Corporation re 46 Notice of Appeal. Transcript is unnecessary, there were no hearings. (H, S P) (Entered: 10/14/2004)

Oct. 14, 2004

Oct. 14, 2004

Order (Non Document) Denying Motion to stay for lack of good cause shown under Federal Rule Civil Procedure 62 or otherwise, defendant's motion for stay is denied. (Related Doc # 45 )(Judge Lesley Wells)(C, L) (Entered: 11/02/2004)

Nov. 2, 2004

Nov. 2, 2004

51

Information Copy of opinion from USCA for the Sixth Circuit: Reversing the judgment of the District Court re 46 Notice of Appeal (USCA# 04-4178). This is not a mandate order. Circuit Judges: Boggs and Batchelder, District Judge: Cohn. Date issued by USCA 10/24/06 (Attachments: # 1 Judgment) (H, S P) (Entered: 10/27/2006)

Oct. 26, 2006

Oct. 26, 2006

52

True copy of mandate from the USCA for the Sixth Circuit: Reversing the judgment of the District Court as to 46 Notice of Appeal (USCA# 04-4178). Date issued as mandate 3/21/07, Costs: None (Related document 51 ) (H, SP) (Entered: 03/26/2007)

March 23, 2007

March 23, 2007

53

Appeal Remark from US Supreme Court: An extension of time is granted up to and including 7/11/07 to file a petition for a writ certiorari (No. 04-4178) (H, SP) (Entered: 06/15/2007)

June 14, 2007

June 14, 2007

Case Details

State / Territory: Ohio

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Aug. 1, 2001

Closing Date: Oct. 26, 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

Sundance Rehabilitation Corporation (North Olmsted, Ohio), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12111 et seq.

Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), 29 U.S.C. §§ 621 et seq.

Equal Pay Act, 29 U.S.C. § 206(d)

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Defendant

Nature of Relief:

None

Source of Relief:

None

Content of Injunction:

Retaliation Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits