Case: EEOC v. Supervalu Holdings

1:01-cv-00117 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana

Filed Date: March 20, 2001

Closed Date: 2002

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Case Summary

In March 2001, the EEOC district office in Indianapolis, Indiana brought this suit against SuperValu Holdings, Inc., a wholesale foods and wharehousing firm, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana. Although the complaint is unavailable, the EEOC annual report states that there was a class of twenty-two women who alleged they were being paid less than male coworkers. After a few scheduling and status conferences were held, the parties settled the case. A consent decree was entered in January 2002. This decree required the defendant to: pay $400,000 to the class of 22 claimants, post notice of Non-Discrimination, provide training to all supervisors, and to pay female employees on a basis equal to males. This decree has a term of two years.

Summary Authors

Keri Livingston (6/29/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:01-cv-00117

Docket

Jan. 2, 2002

Jan. 2, 2002

Docket
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Consent Decree

Jan. 2, 2002

Jan. 2, 2002

Settlement Agreement

1:01-cv-00117

EEOC Annual Report

EEOC v. Supervalu Holdings, Inc

No Court

Sept. 30, 2002

Sept. 30, 2002

Press Release

Resources

Docket

Last updated July 22, 2022, 3:17 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT (Number of Summon(es) issued: 1) Jury demand by: plaintiff (jcp) (Entered: 03/23/2001)

March 20, 2001

March 20, 2001

2

AMENDED COMPLAINT [1-1] by plaintiff EEOC; jury demand (jcp) (Entered: 03/29/2001)

March 28, 2001

March 28, 2001

ALIAS SUMMONS issued as to defendant Supervalu Holdings (jcp) (Entered: 03/29/2001)

March 29, 2001

March 29, 2001

3

RETURN OF SERVICE executed upon Registered Agent of defendant Supervalu Holdings on 4/5/01 (jcp) (Entered: 04/17/2001)

April 16, 2001

April 16, 2001

4

RETURN OF SERVICE executed upon Registered Agent of defendant Supervalu Holdings on 4/9/01 (jcp) (Entered: 04/17/2001)

April 16, 2001

April 16, 2001

5

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant Supervalu Holdings by Michael D Marine, Byron L Myers (jcp) (Entered: 04/30/2001)

April 27, 2001

April 27, 2001

7

ANSWER by defendant Supervalu Holdings to amended complaint [2-1] (jcp) (Entered: 04/30/2001)

April 27, 2001

April 27, 2001

8

ORDER by Chief Judge William C. Lee Case referred to Mag Judge Roger B. Cosbey for all non-dispos P/T matters , ; pre-pretrial conference 3:00 6/12/01 before Mag Judge Roger B. Cosbey (cc: all counsel) (jcp) (Entered: 05/01/2001)

April 30, 2001

April 30, 2001

9

LOCAL RULE 83.5(g) CERTIFICATION by plaintiff EEOC (jcp) (Entered: 05/04/2001)

May 4, 2001

May 4, 2001

10

MOTION by plaintiff EEOC to amend cmp w/ consent of dft (jcp) (Entered: 05/15/2001)

May 14, 2001

May 14, 2001

11

ORDER by Mag Judge Roger B. Cosbey granting motion to amend cmp w/ consent of dft [10-1] (cc: all counsel) (jcp) (Entered: 05/15/2001)

May 14, 2001

May 14, 2001

12

SECOND AMENDED COMPLAINT by plaintiff EEOC; jury demand (jcp) (Entered: 05/15/2001)

May 14, 2001

May 14, 2001

13

MINUTES: before Chief Judge William C. Lee ;telephonic status conference set for 2:30 5/24/01 before Chief Judge William C. Lee ;telephonic scheduling conference set 2:30 5/24/01 before Judge William C. Lee ; court to initiate call (cc: all counsel) (jcp) (Entered: 05/16/2001)

May 16, 2001

May 16, 2001

14

PROPOSED Discovery plan under FRCP 26 by parties. (wsy) (Entered: 05/22/2001)

May 21, 2001

May 21, 2001

15

CERTIFICATE by plaintiff EEOC and counsel re ADR (wsy) (Entered: 05/22/2001)

May 21, 2001

May 21, 2001

16

MINUTES of status/sched conf before Chief Judge William C. Lee ;pre-pretrial conf set for 6/12/01 is continued w/o date ; pltf cnsl to file response to the brief filed by defense cnsl in 1:99-cv-347 within 30 days after receipt of said brief (due by defense cnsl 6/25/01) (cc: all counsel) (lrm) (Entered: 05/24/2001)

May 24, 2001

May 24, 2001

17

CERTIFICATE by defendant Supervalu Holdings and counsel re ADR (wsy) (Entered: 06/29/2001)

June 29, 2001

June 29, 2001

18

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for plaintiff EEOC by E Paige Freitag (jcp) (Entered: 07/17/2001)

July 16, 2001

July 16, 2001

19

RESPONSE by plaintiff EEOC to minutes [16-2] in support of reconsideration of summary judgment issues (jcp) (Entered: 07/24/2001)

July 23, 2001

July 23, 2001

20

NOTICE by Chief Judge William C. Lee ; having issued its ruling in cause 1:99-cv-347, wherein the court affirmed its previous ruling on summary judgment, the court now sets a telephonic status and scheduling conference in cause 1:99-cv-347 as well as in this case, for 1:30 p.m. Thursday, 8/30/01 before Chief Judge William C. Lee. The court will initiate the call to counsel (cc: all counsel) (lrm) (Entered: 08/13/2001)

Aug. 13, 2001

Aug. 13, 2001

21

TELEPHONIC SCHEDULING CONFERENCE HELD before Magistrate Judge Roger B. Cosbey. This matter and 1:99cv347 are scheduled for preliminary pretrial conference and for settlement conference on 10/11/01 at 9:30. Separate orders will enter. (cc: all counsel) (wsy) (Entered: 08/30/2001)

Aug. 30, 2001

Aug. 30, 2001

22

MINUTES of tele status/sched conf before Chief Judge William C. Lee; by sep order, case to be set for pptc before Mag. Judge Roger Cosbey and for settlement conference w/cause 1:99-cv-347, Freeman et al v. Supervalu (cc: all counsel) (lrm) (Entered: 08/30/2001)

Aug. 30, 2001

Aug. 30, 2001

23

ORDER by Chief Judge William C. Lee Case referred to Mag Judge Roger B. Cosbey for all non-dispos P/T matters , ; pre-pretrial conference 9:30 10/11/01 before Mag Judge Roger B. Cosbey (cc: all counsel) (jcp) (Entered: 09/05/2001)

Aug. 30, 2001

Aug. 30, 2001

24

ORDER by Mag Judge Roger B. Cosbey ;settlement conference 9:30 10/11/01 before Mag Judge Roger B. Cosbey (cc: all counsel) (jcp) (Entered: 09/05/2001)

Aug. 30, 2001

Aug. 30, 2001

25

PROPOSED Discovery plan under FRCP 26 by parties. (wsy) (Entered: 09/25/2001)

Sept. 24, 2001

Sept. 24, 2001

26

MOTION by plaintiff EEOC, defendant Supervalu Holdings for entry of consent decree (jcp) (Entered: 01/03/2002)

Dec. 28, 2001

Dec. 28, 2001

27

Consent Decree by Chief Judge William C. Lee granting motion for entry of consent decree [26-1] (cc: all counsel) (jcp) (Entered: 01/03/2002)

Jan. 2, 2002

Jan. 2, 2002

Case Details

State / Territory: Indiana

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: March 20, 2001

Closing Date: 2002

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

SuperValu Holdings, Inc., Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Equal Pay Act, 29 U.S.C. § 206(d)

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: 400000

Order Duration: 2002 - 2004

Content of Injunction:

Reporting

Discrimination Prohibition

Retaliation Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Monitoring

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Pay / Benefits

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits