Case: EEOC v. MEDEGEN MEDICAL PRODUCTS, LLC

1:06-cv-01913 | U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

Filed Date: Sept. 26, 2006

Closed Date: 2008

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Case Summary

In September 2006, the Phoenix District Office of the EEOC filed this suit against Medegen Medical Products, LLC, a manufacturer and marketer of medical products in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado. The complaint alleges multiple violations of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). The EEOC alleged that the defendant's reduction in force (RIF) scheme targeted at individuals at or above the age of 40. The EEOC alleged further that the eliminated positions and dut…

In September 2006, the Phoenix District Office of the EEOC filed this suit against Medegen Medical Products, LLC, a manufacturer and marketer of medical products in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado. The complaint alleges multiple violations of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). The EEOC alleged that the defendant's reduction in force (RIF) scheme targeted at individuals at or above the age of 40. The EEOC alleged further that the eliminated positions and duties that led to the RIF were assumed by younger employees or advertised as vacant in local newspapers. After less than a month the parties stipulated to a motion for dismissal pursuant to a settlement agreement.

The settlement agreement states that its terms shall be limited to an 18-month limitation on enforceability. The agreement states that Medegen will (1) pay all possible claimants a total of $574,595.61 in satisfaction of all claims related to this litigation; (2) pay six named individual $75,286.20 each; (3) pay two named individuals $9,189.60 each; (4) provide each affected individual with a neutral reference letter and a plaque recognizing each individual's years of service; (5) not engage in any discrimination or retaliation in violation of the ADEA; (6) post comprehensive EEO Policy posters stating that it prohibits all forms of discrimination; (7) provide notices to all new employees of its commitment to nondiscriminatory operation; (8) train all managerial personnel and human resources in the affects and investigation of age discrimination; (9) obtain Spanish translations of its current handbook for all non-English speaking employees; and (10) report any internal complaint it receives to the EEOC, along with the names of the individuals involved, persons assigned to investigate, and a brief summary of the complaint. The docket sheet doesn't show show any further enforcement took place; the case was presumably closed in 2008.

Summary Authors

Jason Chester (6/1/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:06-cv-01913

Docket (PACER)

EEOC v. Medegen Medical Products, LLC

Oct. 11, 2006

Oct. 11, 2006

Docket
1

1:06-cv-01913

Complaint and Jury Trial Demand

EEOC v. Medegen Medical Products, LLC

Sept. 26, 2006

Sept. 26, 2006

Complaint
5

1:06-cv-01913

Notice of Settlement and Joint Motion for Approval of Stipulated Dismissal

EEOC v. Medegen Medical Products, LLC

Oct. 11, 2006

Oct. 11, 2006

Notice Letter

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4777226/equal-employment-opportunity-commission-v-medegen-medical-products-llc/

Last updated Aug. 12, 2022, 3:01 a.m.

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COMPLAINT and Jury Trial Demand against Medegen Medical Products, LLC Summons Issued, filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(pap, ) (Entered: 09/27/2006)

1 Civil Cover Sheet

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Sept. 26, 2006

Sept. 26, 2006

PACER
2

ORDER REGARDING CUSTODY OF EXHIBITS AND DEPOSITIONS IT IS ORDERED that, within 30 days after judgment is entered, counsel for the parties shall obtain from the Court any exhibits and depositions used during this case. Counsel shallretain same for 60 days beyond the later of the time to appeal or conclusion of all appellate proceedings. Failure to retrieve the exhibits and depositions in this matter in conformance with this Order may result in their destruction. Signed by Judge Marcia S. Krieger on 10/2/06. (erv, ) (Entered: 10/02/2006)

Oct. 2, 2006

Oct. 2, 2006

RECAP
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ORDER REFERRING CASE to Magistrate Judge Michael E. Hegarty by Judge Krieger. (erv, ) (Entered: 10/02/2006)

Oct. 2, 2006

Oct. 2, 2006

PACER
4

MINUTE ORDER Scheduling Conference set for 1/10/2007 09:15 AM in Courtroom A 601 before Magistrate Judge Michael E. Hegarty. (mehcd) (Entered: 10/04/2006)

Oct. 4, 2006

Oct. 4, 2006

PACER
5

Stipulated MOTION to Dismiss Pursuant to Settlement Agreement by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Document Joint Stip for Dismissal with Prejudice# 2 Attachment A Settlement Agreement# 3 Attachment B Stip Form# 4 Attachment C Posting to Employees)(Weeks, Nancy) (Entered: 10/11/2006)

1 Proposed Document Joint Stip for Dismissal with Prejudice

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2 Attachment A Settlement Agreement

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3 Attachment B Stip Form

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4 Attachment C Posting to Employees

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Oct. 11, 2006

Oct. 11, 2006

PACER
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Docket Annotation : Civil Case Terminated pursuan to the filing of 5 Stipulated MOTION to Dismiss Pursuant to Settlement Agreement by Plaintiff. [This document is being treated as a Dismissal under Rule 41(a)]. Text only entry - no document attached. (dln, ) (Entered: 10/11/2006)

Oct. 11, 2006

Oct. 11, 2006

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: Colorado

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 26, 2006

Closing Date: 2008

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

Medegen Medical Products, LLC (Northglenn, Colorado), Private Entity/Person

Medegen Medical Products, LLC (Northglenn, Colorado), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Voluntary Dismissal

Amount Defendant Pays: 645041

Order Duration: 2006 - 2008

Content of Injunction:

Reporting

Neutral/Positive Reference

Retaliation Prohibition

Provide antidiscrimination training

Discrimination Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Discrimination-basis:

Age discrimination

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits