Case: EEOC v. MID-STATE MACHINE & FABRICATING CORPORATION

8:99-cv-01091 | U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Filed Date: May 6, 1999

Closed Date: 2001

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Case Summary

In May 1999, the EEOC's Miami office filed this suit in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida against Mid-State Machine and Fabricating Corporation alleging specific and general violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Specifically, the EEOC alleged that the defendant had unlawfully denied employment opportunities to the complainant based on a perceived disability gleaned from a prohibited pre-employment medical examination. The EEOC also alleged that se…

In May 1999, the EEOC's Miami office filed this suit in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida against Mid-State Machine and Fabricating Corporation alleging specific and general violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Specifically, the EEOC alleged that the defendant had unlawfully denied employment opportunities to the complainant based on a perceived disability gleaned from a prohibited pre-employment medical examination. The EEOC also alleged that several of the defendant's job descriptions were created in violation of the ADA in that they did not accurately reflect the physical requirements of the specific jobs.

After some delays and postponed trial dates, and a mediation conference, the parties were able to agree on a consent decree which was adopted by the court in April 2001. The defendant was ordered to pay nearly $20,000 to the charging party and two other complainants and was required to amend their job descriptions, create ADA training programs, post notice of equal employment opportunity rights and amend the process by which they evaluated and rejected applicants including granting a right to applicants to appeal a denial based on a physical limitation.

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Jason Chester (7/16/2007)

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Docket

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Complaint

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Order

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Order/Opinion
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Consent Decree

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April 6, 2001

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Settlement Agreement

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Docket

Last updated Aug. 31, 2022, 3:05 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link

MAGISTRATE JUDGE CASE ASSIGNMENT Magistrate assigned: Thomas B. McCoun III (bls) (Entered: 05/07/1999)

May 6, 1999

May 6, 1999

SUMMONS issued for Mid-State Machine. Consent issued. (bls) (Entered: 05/07/1999)

May 6, 1999

May 6, 1999

2

NOTICE of designation under Local Rule 3.05 - TRACK 2. (ctc) (wlb) (Entered: 05/17/1999)

May 14, 1999

May 14, 1999

3

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE of [2-1] track 2 notice by EEOC (wlb) (Entered: 07/01/1999)

June 30, 1999

June 30, 1999

4

WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed as to Mid-State Machine 6/2/99 Answer due on 8/2/99 for Mid-State Machine (wlb) (Entered: 07/01/1999)

June 30, 1999

June 30, 1999

5

ANSWER and affirmative defenses to Complaint by Mid-State Machine (wlb) (Entered: 07/30/1999)

July 28, 1999

July 28, 1999

6

NOTICE of filing original case management report by Mid-State Machine (wlb) (Entered: 08/16/1999)

Aug. 13, 1999

Aug. 13, 1999

7

CASE MANAGEMENT REPORT. (wlb) (Entered: 08/16/1999)

Aug. 13, 1999

Aug. 13, 1999

8

CASE MANAGEMENT AND SCHEDULING ORDER setting Joining of parties,amending of pleadings on 2/1/00 ; Deadline for filing of motions 6/1/00 ; Discovery cutoff 5/1/00 ; Pretrial conference for 11:00 8/3/00 ; Pretrial statement due on or before 7/31/00 Scheduled for Mag.Judge Thomas B. McCoun III (s/rjc) ctc (jlh) (Entered: 08/20/1999)

Aug. 19, 1999

Aug. 19, 1999

Jury trial set at 9/5/00 Scheduled for Judge Richard A. Lazzara (jlh) (Entered: 08/20/1999)

Aug. 19, 1999

Aug. 19, 1999

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JOINT MOTION with memorandum in support by EEOC for ninety-day extension of the remaining litigation deadlines in this case (joint) (wlb) (Entered: 02/28/2000)

Feb. 25, 2000

Feb. 25, 2000

10

ORDER granting [9-1] joint motion for ninety-day extension of the remaining litigation deadlines in this case, reset motion filing deadline for 9/1/00 , reset discovery due for 8/1/00 , reset pretrial conference for 11/3/00 Scheduled for Mag.Judge Thomas B. McCoun III , reset jury trial for term commencing 12/4/00 Scheduled for Judge Richard A. Lazzara ( Signed by Judge Richard A. Lazzara ) ctc (wlb) (Entered: 03/01/2000)

Feb. 29, 2000

Feb. 29, 2000

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NOTICE of Hearing: reset pretrial conference for 11:00 11/9/00 Scheduled for Mag.Judge Thomas B. McCoun III ctc (wlb) (Entered: 03/13/2000)

March 10, 2000

March 10, 2000

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ORDER referring case to mediation. The parties shall immediately select a mediator on or before 8/14/00. Conduct hearing by on or before 10/13/00 Lead counsel, gilbert Carrillo, to coordinate dates. ( Signed by Judge Richard A. Lazzara ) ctc (wlb) (Entered: 08/02/2000)

July 31, 2000

July 31, 2000

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ORDER appointing Donald Jerome Spero as mediator in this action. ( Signed by Judge Richard A. Lazzara ) ctc (wlb) (Entered: 08/15/2000)

Aug. 15, 2000

Aug. 15, 2000

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NOTICE OF HEARING: set mediation conference for 1:00 10/13/00 ( Signed by Judge Richard A. Lazzara ) ctc (wlb) (Entered: 08/15/2000)

Aug. 15, 2000

Aug. 15, 2000

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MOTION by EEOC, Mid-State Machine with memorandum in support to extend time for filing dispositive motion , to continue pretrial conference , and to continue trial (wlb) (Entered: 08/29/2000)

Aug. 29, 2000

Aug. 29, 2000

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ORDER granting [15-1] motion to extend time for filing dispositive motion, granting [15-2] motion to continue pretrial conference, granting [15-3] motion to continue trial, reset dispositive motion filing deadline for 11/3/00 , reset pretrial conference for 12/4/00 scheduled for Magistrate Judge Thomas B. McCoun III , reset jury trial for 2/5/01 scheduled for Judge Richard A. Lazzara ( Signed by Judge Richard A. Lazzara ) ctc (wlb) (Entered: 08/31/2000)

Aug. 31, 2000

Aug. 31, 2000

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NOTICE OF HEARING: set pretrial conference for 11:00 1/18/01 scheduled for Magistrate Judge Thomas B. McCoun III ( Signed by Deputy Clerk ) ctc (wlb) (Entered: 09/13/2000)

Sept. 13, 2000

Sept. 13, 2000

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ORDER that the mediation scheduled for 10/13/00, is hereby cancelled. The parties shall mediate this case before Donald J. Spero within 45 days from the date of this order in compliance with the previous orders regarding mediation. ( Signed by Judge Richard A. Lazzara ) ctc (wlb) (Entered: 10/12/2000)

Oct. 11, 2000

Oct. 11, 2000

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JOINT MOTION with memorandum of law by EEOC, Mid-State Machine to continue pretrial conference for a period of 30 days , to continue trial for a period of 30 days (wlb) (Entered: 01/11/2001)

Jan. 10, 2001

Jan. 10, 2001

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ORDER granting [19-1] joint motion to continue pretrial conference for a period of 30 days, granting [19-2] joint motion to continue trial for a period of 30 days, reset pretrial conference for 10:00 2/15/01 scheduled for Magistrate Judge Thomas B. McCoun III , reset jury trial for 3/5/01 scheduled for Judge Richard A. Lazzara ( Signed by Judge Richard A. Lazzara ) ctc (wlb) (Entered: 01/11/2001)

Jan. 10, 2001

Jan. 10, 2001

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TRIAL CALENDAR for trial term commencing 3/5/01 scheduled for Judge Richard A. Lazzara Jury trial deadline 3/5/01 ( Signed by Judge Richard A. Lazzara ) ctc (wlb) (Entered: 02/09/2001)

Feb. 8, 2001

Feb. 8, 2001

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ORDER that this case is dismissed without prejudice and subject to the right of the parties, within 60 days from the date of this order, to submit a stipulated form of final order or judgment should they so choose or for any party to move to reopen the action, upon good cause shown. After that 60-day period, however, dismissal shall be with prejudice. All pending motions, if any, are denied as moot. The clerk is directed to close the file. ( Signed by Judge Richard A. Lazzara ) ctc (wlb) (Entered: 02/12/2001)

Feb. 9, 2001

Feb. 9, 2001

CASE CLOSED. (wlb) (Entered: 02/12/2001)

Feb. 9, 2001

Feb. 9, 2001

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CONSENT DECREE by EEOC, Mid-State Machine. (wlb) (Entered: 04/10/2001)

April 6, 2001

April 6, 2001

ENDORSED ORDER granting [23-1] decree consent ( Signed by Judge Richard A. Lazzara ) ctc (wlb) (Entered: 04/10/2001)

April 6, 2001

April 6, 2001

Case Details

State / Territory: Florida

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: May 6, 1999

Closing Date: 2001

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

Mid-State Machine & Fabricating Corporation (Lakeland), 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: 20000

Order Duration: 2001 - 2004

Content of Injunction:

Monitoring

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Other requirements regarding hiring, promotion, retention

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Hiring

Medical Exam / Inquiry

Discrimination-basis:

Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits