Case: EEOC v. Magna Donnelly, Inc.

5:04-cv-00168 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan

Filed Date: Sept. 30, 2004

Closed Date: 2006

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Case Summary

On September 30, 2004, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan against the Magna Donnelly Corp., Inc., a for profit corporation, under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). The EEOC claimed that the corporation had failed to reasonably accommodate a woman who was able to perform the essential functions of the position yet suffered from disabilities, including multiple sclerosis. The EEOC asked the co…

On September 30, 2004, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan against the Magna Donnelly Corp., Inc., a for profit corporation, under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). The EEOC claimed that the corporation had failed to reasonably accommodate a woman who was able to perform the essential functions of the position yet suffered from disabilities, including multiple sclerosis. The EEOC asked the court to permanently enjoin the corporation from engaging in unlawful employment practice as well as grant relief to those employees against whom the discrimination had occurred.

Over the course of the next year, a number of settlement conferences were scheduled between the parties to take place before Magistrate Judge Ellen S. Carmod. And on October 26, 2005, Magistrate Judge Carmod granted plaintiffs' unopposed motion to consolidate the case with the ongoing litigation in EEOC. v Magna Donnelly Corporation, Inc., EE-MI-0047. Both cases had been brought under the ADA, and dealt with the same corporation's employment discrimination practices and policies. Settlement conferences continued between the parties, and a proposed consent decree was submitted to the court on November 28, 2006.

On December 15, 2006, United States District Judge Richard A. Enslen approved the consent decree and dismissed the case with prejudice and without costs to either party. The decree included monetary compensation for back pay to the injured employees, totaling $100,000. The corporation also agreed to provide ADA training in the normal course to managers, supervisors, and human resources staff according to a training program developed by defense counsel that had been reviewed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The decree also included a retaliatory prohibition. The decree would remain in effect for one year and include reporting to the EEOC to ensure compliance.

Summary Authors

Richard Jolly (10/11/2014)

Related Cases

EEOC v. Magna Donnelly Corporation, Inc., Western District of Michigan (2005)

People

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Judge(s)

Enslen, Richard Alan (Michigan)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Dawkins, Robert (Michigan)

Dreiband, Eric S. (District of Columbia)

Lee, James L. (District of Columbia)

Pitts, Stanley (Michigan)

Price, Dale (Michigan)

Rapport, Adele (Michigan)

Young, Laurie A (Indiana)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Fraser, Jeffrey J. (Michigan)

Setterington, Stephanie R. (Michigan)

Judge(s)

Enslen, Richard Alan (Michigan)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Dawkins, Robert (Michigan)

Dreiband, Eric S. (District of Columbia)

Lee, James L. (District of Columbia)

Pitts, Stanley (Michigan)

Price, Dale (Michigan)

Rapport, Adele (Michigan)

Young, Laurie A (Indiana)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Fraser, Jeffrey J. (Michigan)

Setterington, Stephanie R. (Michigan)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket [PACER]

EEOC v. Magna Donnelly, Inc.

Dec. 15, 2006 Docket
1

Complaint and Jury Trial Demand

EEOC v. Magna Donnelly, Inc.

Sept. 28, 2004 Complaint
23

Motion for Consolidation of Cases

EEOC v. Magna Donnelly, Inc.

Oct. 7, 2005 Pleading / Motion / Brief
46

Consent Decree

Dec. 15, 2006 Settlement Agreement

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4722725/equal-employment-opportunity-commission-v-magna-donnelly-inc/

Last updated May 20, 2022, 12:20 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link
46

CONSENT DECREE granting 43 proposed consent decree; signed by Senior Judge Richard Alan Enslen ; this document appears in the following associated cases: 5:04-cv-00168-RAE,1:05-cv-00510-RAE (Senior Judge Richard Alan Enslen, blb)

Dec. 15, 2006 RECAP
1

COMPLAINT with jury demand against Magna Donnelly Corp., Inc. filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet) (cmi, ) (Entered: 07/28/2005)

July 27, 2005

SUMMONS ISSUED as to Magna Donnelly Corp., Inc. (cmi, ) (Entered: 07/28/2005)

July 27, 2005
2

Memorandum regarding potentially related case returned to Clerk from Magistrate Judge Carmody indicating that this case is not related to 5:04-cv-168 (cmi, ) (Entered: 08/01/2005)

Aug. 1, 2005
3

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE of Jeffrey J. Fraser on behalf of defendant Magna Donnelly Corp., Inc. (Fraser, Jeffrey) (Entered: 09/09/2005)

Sept. 9, 2005
4

ANSWER to complaint and Affirmative Defenses by Magna Donnelly Corp., Inc. (Fraser, Jeffrey) (Entered: 09/09/2005)

Sept. 9, 2005
5

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by defendant Magna Donnelly Corp., Inc. re 3, 4 (Fraser, Jeffrey) (Entered: 09/09/2005)

Sept. 9, 2005
6

ORDER setting Rule 16 scheduling conference: Rule 16 scheduling conference is set for 10/11/2005 at 2:00 PM at 699 Federal Building, Grand Rapids, MI before Magistrate Judge Joseph G. Scoville; status report due by 10/6/2005; signed by Chief Judge Robert Holmes Bell (Chief Judge Robert Holmes Bell, sdb) (Entered: 09/12/2005)

Sept. 12, 2005
7

NOTICE rescheduling Rule 16 scheduling conference that was previously set for 10/11/05; scheduling conference reset for 10/14/2005 at 03:00 PM at 699 Federal Building, Grand Rapids, MI before Magistrate Judge Joseph G. Scoville; (Magistrate Judge Joseph G. Scoville, mmh) (Entered: 09/26/2005)

Sept. 26, 2005
8

JOINT STATUS REPORT submitted for filing by plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Price, Dale) (Entered: 10/12/2005)

Oct. 12, 2005
9

MINUTES of scheduling conference by telephone held before Magistrate Judge Joseph G. Scoville. Case to be consolidated with 5:04-CV-168 (Magistrate Judge Joseph G. Scoville, sdb) (Entered: 10/14/2005)

Oct. 14, 2005
10

ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER No. 05-140 that this case is reassigned to Senior Judge Richard Alan Enslen for all further proceedings; Chief Judge Robert Holmes Bell to be assigned another case pursuant to approved procedure; signed by Chief Judge Robert Holmes Bell (gjf) (Entered: 10/28/2005)

Oct. 28, 2005
11

PROOF OF SERVICE by defendant Magna Donnelly, Inc. for Rule 26(a) Disclosures ; this document appears in the following associated cases: 5:04-cv-00168-RAE,1:05-cv-00510-RAE (Fraser, Jeffrey) (Entered: 12/21/2005)

Dec. 21, 2005
12

NOTICE rescheduling hearing that was previously set for 2/24/2006 at 2:00 p.m. before Magistrate Judge Ellen S. Carmody; settlement conference set for 2/24/2006 at 02:00 PM at 666 Federal Building, Grand Rapids, MI before Magistrate Judge Timothy P. Greeley;; this document appears in the following associated cases: 5:04-cv-00168-RAE,1:05-cv-00510-RAE (Magistrate Judge Timothy P. Greeley, kad) (Entered: 01/24/2006)

Jan. 24, 2006
13

NOTICE rescheduling hearing that was previously set for 2/24/2006 at 2:00 p.m.; settlement conference set for 2/24/2006 at 01:00 PM at 666 Federal Building, Grand Rapids, MI before Magistrate Judge Timothy P. Greeley;; this document appears in the following associated cases: 5:04-cv-00168-RAE,1:05-cv-00510-RAE (Magistrate Judge Timothy P. Greeley, kad) (Entered: 01/25/2006)

Jan. 25, 2006
14

PROOF OF SERVICE by defendant Magna Donnelly, Inc. Discovery ; this document appears in the following associated cases: 5:04-cv-00168-RAE,1:05-cv-00510-RAE (Fraser, Jeffrey) (Entered: 02/14/2006)

Feb. 14, 2006
15

ORDER VACATING AMENDED CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER ; signed by Magistrate Judge Timothy P. Greeley ; this document appears in the following associated cases: 5:04-cv-00168-RAE,1:05-cv-00510-RAE (Magistrate Judge Timothy P. Greeley, kad) (Entered: 02/24/2006)

Feb. 24, 2006
16

NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED RULE 16 SCHEDULING CONFERENCE AND RESCHEDULED SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE; this document appears in the following associated cases: 5:04-cv-00168-RAE,1:05-cv-00510-RAE (Magistrate Judge Timothy P. Greeley, kad) (Entered: 02/24/2006)

Feb. 24, 2006

Copy of Notice (Other) 31, Order30 sent via U.S. Mail to Laurie Young ; this document appears in the following associated cases: 5:04-cv-00168-RAE,1:05-cv-00510-RAE (bd, ) (Entered: 02/24/2006)

Feb. 24, 2006
18

NOTICE of Settlement Protocol Timeline and Post-Settlement Protocol Discovery Timeline by plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, defendant Magna Donnelly, Inc. ; this document appears in the following associated cases: 5:04-cv-00168-RAE,1:05-cv-00510-RAE (Fraser, Jeffrey) (Entered: 03/07/2006)

March 7, 2006
19

PROOF OF SERVICE by defendant Magna Donnelly, Inc. re [33] ; this document appears in the following associated cases: 5:04-cv-00168-RAE,1:05-cv-00510-RAE (Fraser, Jeffrey) (Entered: 03/07/2006)

March 7, 2006
20

ORDER ; signed by Magistrate Judge Timothy P. Greeley ; this document appears in the following associated cases: 5:04-cv-00168-RAE,1:05-cv-00510-RAE (Magistrate Judge Timothy P. Greeley, kad) (Entered: 03/08/2006)

March 8, 2006
21

NOTICE rescheduling hearing that was previously set for 3/8/06; settlement conference set for 9/20/2006 at 01:30 PM at 654 Federal Building, Grand Rapids, MI before Magistrate Judge Timothy P. Greeley; this document appears in the following associated cases: 5:04-cv-00168-RAE,1:05-cv-00510-RAE (Magistrate Judge Timothy P. Greeley, kad) (Entered: 03/08/2006)

March 8, 2006
22

MINUTES of scheduling conference held before Magistrate Judge Timothy P. Greeley (Proceedings Digitally Recorded) ; this document appears in the following associated cases: 5:04-cv-00168-RAE,1:05-cv-00510-RAE (Magistrate Judge Timothy P. Greeley, pjc) (Entered: 03/08/2006)

March 8, 2006

Copy of Notice Rescheduling Hearing [36], Order [35] sent via U.S. Mail to Laurie Young; this document appears in the following associated cases: 5:04-cv-00168-RAE,1:05-cv-00510-RAE (bd, ) (Entered: 03/08/2006)

March 8, 2006
23

CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER: jury trial set for 1/2008 civil trial session at 174 Federal Building, Kalamazoo, MI before Senior Judge Richard Alan Enslen; settlement conference set for 9/20/2006 at 01:30 PM at 654 Federal Building, Grand Rapids, MI before Magistrate Judge Timothy P. Greeley; final pretrial conference set for 12/13/2007 at 02:30 PM at 174 Federal Building, Kalamazoo, MI before Senior Judge Richard Alan Enslen; ; signed by Magistrate Judge Timothy P. Greeley ; this document appears in the following associated cases: 5:04-cv-00168-RAE,1:05-cv-00510-RAE (Magistrate Judge Timothy P. Greeley, kad) (Entered: 03/14/2006)

March 14, 2006

Copy of Case Management Order [38] sent via U.S. Mail to Laurie Young; this document appears in the following associated cases: 5:04-cv-00168-RAE,1:05-cv-00510-RAE (bd, ) (Entered: 03/15/2006)

March 15, 2006
24

NOTICE of withdrawal of Counsel by plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; with Certificate of Service (Rapport, Adele) Modified text on 6/12/2006 (bd, ). (Entered: 06/07/2006)

June 7, 2006
25

NOTICE rescheduling hearing that was previously set for 9/20/2006; settlement conference set for 11/7/2006 at 01:30 PM at 654 Federal Building, Grand Rapids, MI before Magistrate Judge Timothy P. Greeley;; this document appears in the following associated cases: 5:04-cv-00168-RAE,1:05-cv-00510-RAE (Magistrate Judge Timothy P. Greeley, kad) (Entered: 09/19/2006)

Sept. 19, 2006

(DISREGARD) Copy of Notice Rescheduling Hearing 25 sent via U.S. Mail to Lourie Young (bd, ) Modified on 9/20/2006 (copy mailed out re lead case 5:04-cv-168) (bd, ). (Entered: 09/20/2006)

Sept. 20, 2006

Copy of Notice Rescheduling Hearing [39] sent via U.S. Mail to Laurie Young ; this document appears in the following associated cases: 5:04-cv-00168-RAE,1:05-cv-00510-RAE (bd, ) (Entered: 09/20/2006)

Sept. 20, 2006
27

MINUTES before Magistrate Judge Timothy P. Greeley; SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE held, case tentatively settled; telephone conference scheduled to finalize (Proceedings Not Recorded) ; this document appears in the following associated cases: 5:04-cv-00168-RAE,1:05-cv-00510-RAE (Magistrate Judge Timothy P. Greeley, jal) (Entered: 11/08/2006)

Nov. 7, 2006
26

NOTICE of Continued Settlement Conference set for 11/14/2006 at 11:00 AM by telephone conference before Magistrate Judge Timothy P. Greeley; this document appears in the following associated cases: 5:04-cv-00168-RAE,1:05-cv-00510-RAE (Magistrate Judge Timothy P. Greeley, kad) Modified text on 11/8/2006 (bd, ). (Entered: 11/08/2006)

Nov. 8, 2006

(DISREGARD) Copy of Notice of Hearing 26 sent via U.S. Mail to Laurie Young (bd, ) Modified text on 11/8/2006 (bd, ). (Entered: 11/08/2006)

Nov. 8, 2006

(DISREGARD) Copy of Notice of Hearing 26 sent via U.S. Mail to Laurie Young (bd, ) Modified text on 11/8/2006 (bd, ). (Entered: 11/08/2006)

Nov. 8, 2006

Copy of Notice of Hearing [40] sent via U.S. Mail to Laurie Young ; this document appears in the following associated cases: 5:04-cv-00168-RAE,1:05-cv-00510-RAE (bd, ) (Entered: 11/08/2006)

Nov. 8, 2006
28

MINUTES of settlement conference held before Magistrate Judge Timothy P. Greeley; case settled; documents to be submitted within 2 weeks (Proceedings Not Recorded) ; this document appears in the following associated cases: 5:04-cv-00168-RAE,1:05-cv-00510-RAE (Magistrate Judge Timothy P. Greeley, pjc) (Entered: 11/17/2006)

Nov. 14, 2006
29

PROPOSED CONSENT DECREE by plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, defendant Magna Donnelly, Inc. ; this document appears in the following associated cases: 5:04-cv-00168-RAE,1:05-cv-00510-RAE (Fraser, Jeffrey) (Entered: 11/28/2006)

Nov. 28, 2006
31

ORDER TO DISMISS granting STIPULATION [44], case is DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE and without costs; signed by Senior Judge Richard Alan Enslen ; this document appears in the following associated cases: 5:04-cv-00168-RAE,1:05-cv-00510-RAE (Senior Judge Richard Alan Enslen, blb) (Entered: 12/08/2006)

Dec. 8, 2006

Copy of Order on Stipulation and Proposed Order [45] sent via U.S. Mail to Laurie Young ; this document appears in the following associated cases: 5:04-cv-00168-RAE,1:05-cv-00510-RAE (bd, ) (Entered: 12/11/2006)

Dec. 11, 2006
32

CONSENT DECREE granting [43] proposed consent decree; signed by Senior Judge Richard Alan Enslen ; this document appears in the following associated cases: 5:04-cv-00168-RAE,1:05-cv-00510-RAE (Senior Judge Richard Alan Enslen, blb) (Entered: 12/15/2006)

Dec. 15, 2006

Copy of Consent Decree [46] sent via U.S. Mail to Laurie Young; this document appears in the following associated cases: 5:04-cv-00168-RAE,1:05-cv-00510-RAE (acr, ) (Entered: 12/15/2006)

Dec. 15, 2006

State / Territory: Michigan

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 30, 2004

Closing Date: 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

Magna Donnelly Corp., Inc. (Holland, MI), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

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: $100,000

Order Duration: 2006 - 2007

Content of Injunction:

Retaliation Prohibition

Reporting

Reasonable Accommodation

Provide antidiscrimination training

Discrimination Prohibition

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Accommodation / Leave

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Discrimination-basis:

Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)

Disability:

disability, unspecified

Mobility impairment

Mental Disability:

Multiple sclerosis

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits