Case: EEOC v. WAL-MART STORES, INC.

3:98-cv-05535 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington

Filed Date: Sept. 29, 1998

Closed Date: 2000

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Case Summary

The Seattle District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington in September 1998. The complaint alleged that the Defendant violated Title VII's prohibition of discrimination based on sex by failing to give employment applications for cart pusher to two potential female applicants. There were no major procedural events before the parties notified the court in September 1999 that a settlement had been reached. The consent decree, which was approved by the court in January 2000, required Wal-Mart to pay a total of $5500 to the complainants. It also required Wal-Mart to conduct two annual training for its managers and report a summary of complaints to the EEOC.

Summary Authors

Kevin Wilemon (5/19/2008)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

3:98-cv-05535

Docket (PACER)

EEOC v. WalMart Stores, Inc.

Jan. 19, 2000

Jan. 19, 2000

Docket
15

3:98-cv-05535

Stipulation for Protective Order and Proposed Order

EEOC v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Aug. 16, 1999

Aug. 16, 1999

Order/Opinion
17

3:98-cv-05535

Order of Dismissal

EEOC v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Sept. 16, 1999

Sept. 16, 1999

Order/Opinion
18

3:98-cv-05535

Consent Decree and Order Dismissing Action

EEOC v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Jan. 19, 2000

Jan. 19, 2000

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 13, 2022, 3:18 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT (Summons(es) issued) fee waived (JAB) (Entered: 09/30/1998)

Sept. 29, 1998

Sept. 29, 1998

2

MINUTE ORDER/NOTICE OF JOINT STATUS REPORT Joint Status Report due 12/16/98 (cc: counsel, Judge) (EC) (Entered: 09/30/1998)

Sept. 30, 1998

Sept. 30, 1998

3

MINUTE ORDER re: DISCOVERY and DEPOSITIONS by Judge Robert J. Bryan (cc: counsel, Judge) (EC) (Entered: 09/30/1998)

Sept. 30, 1998

Sept. 30, 1998

4

AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE upon defendant of summons/complaint on 9/29/98 (EC) (Entered: 10/14/1998)

Oct. 14, 1998

Oct. 14, 1998

6

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant by D. Michael Reilly (TW) (Entered: 10/20/1998)

Oct. 16, 1998

Oct. 16, 1998

5

ANSWER to complaint [1-1] by defendant (EC) (Entered: 10/19/1998)

Oct. 19, 1998

Oct. 19, 1998

7

AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE by plaintiff of order [3-1], of discovery order [2-1] (EC) (Entered: 10/22/1998)

Oct. 22, 1998

Oct. 22, 1998

8

MOTION by defendant for attorney Linda Whittaker to appear pro hac vice (EC) (Entered: 10/28/1998)

Oct. 28, 1998

Oct. 28, 1998

9

MEMORANDUM by defendant in support of motion for attorney Linda Whittaker to appear pro hac vice [8-1] (EC) (Entered: 10/28/1998)

Oct. 28, 1998

Oct. 28, 1998

10

DECLARATION of D. Michael Reilly by defendant re motion for attorney Linda Whittaker to appear pro hac vice [8-1] (EC) (Entered: 10/28/1998)

Oct. 28, 1998

Oct. 28, 1998

LODGED ORDER: re: motion for attorney Linda Whittaker to appear pro hac vice [8-1] (EC) (Entered: 10/28/1998)

Oct. 28, 1998

Oct. 28, 1998

12

APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION to practice on behalf of Wal-Mart Stores Inc Receipt # 249708 (EC) (Entered: 10/28/1998)

Oct. 28, 1998

Oct. 28, 1998

14

TRIAL NOTICE Discovery cutoff 8/9/99 Motion filing deadline 8/12/99 Pretrial order to be submitted by 10/22/99 Pretrial conference set for 8:30 10/29/99 jury trial set for 9:30 11/8/99 Trial briefs to be submitted by 10/29/99 Voir dire/Jury Inst. to be submitted by 10/29/99 39.1 designation effective 10/8/99 (cc:all counsel) (JAB) Modified on 06/07/1999 (Entered: 12/22/1998)

Nov. 22, 1998

Nov. 22, 1998

13

JOINT STATUS REPORT filed by all parties. Est. Trial Days: 3 (CAR) (Entered: 12/16/1998)

Dec. 15, 1998

Dec. 15, 1998

PROPOSED Stipulation for Protective Order & Proposed Order (DK) (Entered: 08/04/1999)

Aug. 3, 1999

Aug. 3, 1999

15

STIPULATION and ORDER by Judge Robert J. Bryan for Protective Order & Proposed Order; except that exhibits admitted into evidence are not subject to paragraph 8. **See Order For Details** (cc: counsel, Judge) (DK) (Entered: 08/16/1999)

Aug. 16, 1999

Aug. 16, 1999

16

LETTER by plaintiff re: parties have agreed to mediated settlement; will submit order [0-0] (EC) (Entered: 08/24/1999)

Aug. 24, 1999

Aug. 24, 1999

17

ORDER OF DISMISSAL by Judge Robert J. Bryan : Counsel having notified the Court of settlement of this case, and it appearing that no issue remains for the Court's determination, IT IS ORDERED that this action and all claims asserted herein are DISMISSED with prejudice and without costs to any party. In the event that settlement is not perfected, any party may move to reopen the case within 10 days of the date of this order (cc: counsel, Judge) (DK) (Entered: 09/16/1999)

Sept. 16, 1999

Sept. 16, 1999

PROPOSED Consent Decree and Order Dismissing Action (EC) (Entered: 12/13/1999)

Dec. 13, 1999

Dec. 13, 1999

18

CONSENT DECREE & ORDER DISMISSING ACTION by Judge Robert J. Bryan ***See Order For Details**(cc: counsel, Judge, Jgm. Book) Entered on: 1/20/00 (DK) (Entered: 01/20/2000)

Jan. 19, 2000

Jan. 19, 2000

Case Details

State / Territory: Washington

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 29, 1998

Closing Date: 2000

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

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Port Orchard, WA), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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: 5500

Content of Injunction:

Retaliation Prohibition

Discrimination Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Hiring

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits