Case: EEOC v. LESON CHEVROLET

2:05-cv-00844 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana

Filed Date: March 17, 2005

Closed Date: 2008

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Case Summary

The New Orleans Office of the EEOC filed this action in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. The Defendant was Leson Chevrolet Company, Inc., a car dealer. The controversy involved the alleged failure of the Defendant to hire a physically disabled employee in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The lawsuit was filed in March of 2005 and was eventually resolved by consent decree in June of 2006. The complainant, who intervened in the case, was awarded $15,000. In addition, the company was required to develop an annual training seminar, post a Notice, and file annual written reports with the EEOC. The decree was to last for thirty months.

The docket sheet does not show any further enforcement took place; the case was presumably closed in 2008.

Summary Authors

Kevin Wilemon (7/21/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:05-cv-00844

Docket (PACER)

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Leson Chevrolet Company, Inc.

June 1, 2006

June 1, 2006

Docket
1

2:05-cv-00844

Complaint

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Leson Chevrolet Company, Inc.

March 17, 2005

March 17, 2005

Complaint
5

2:05-cv-00844

Intervenor Complaint

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Leson Chevrolet Company, Inc.

April 20, 2005

April 20, 2005

Complaint
33

2:05-cv-00844

Order of Dismissal

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Leson Chevrolet Company, Inc.

March 31, 2006

March 31, 2006

Order/Opinion
37

2:05-cv-00844

Consent Decree

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Leson Chevrolet Company, Inc.

June 1, 2006

June 1, 2006

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

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

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT against Leson Chevrolet Company, Inc. filed by U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(lag, ) (Entered: 03/18/2005)

March 17, 2005

March 17, 2005

2

Summons Issued as to Leson Chevrolet Company, Inc.. (lag, ) (Entered: 03/18/2005)

March 17, 2005

March 17, 2005

3

MOTION to Intervene by Robert White. (lag, ) (Entered: 04/22/2005)

April 19, 2005

April 19, 2005

4

ORDER granting 3 Motion to Intervene . Signed by Judge Ivan L. R. Lemelle on 4/19/05. (lag, ) (Entered: 04/22/2005)

April 20, 2005

April 20, 2005

5

Intervenor COMPLAINT filed by Robert White.(lag, ) (Entered: 04/22/2005)

April 20, 2005

April 20, 2005

6

Summons Issued as to U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Leson Chevrolet Company, Inc. (lag, ) (Entered: 04/22/2005)

April 20, 2005

April 20, 2005

7

MOTION for Extension of Time to Answer re 1 Complaint by Leson Chevrolet Company, Inc. (lag, ) (Entered: 05/18/2005)

May 16, 2005

May 16, 2005

8

ORDER granting 7 Motion for Extension of Time to Answer as to Leson Chevrolet Company, Inc. answer due 6/6/2005. Signed by Judge Ivan L. R. Lemelle on 5/17/05. (lag, ) (Entered: 05/18/2005)

May 18, 2005

May 18, 2005

9

SUMMONS Returned Executed; Leson Chevrolet Company, Inc. served on 5/20/2005, answer due 6/9/2005. (caa, ) (Entered: 05/23/2005)

May 20, 2005

May 20, 2005

11

ANSWER to Intervenor Complaint by Defendant Leson Chevrolet Company, Inc.(lag, ) (Entered: 06/10/2005)

June 9, 2005

June 9, 2005

12

Statement of Corporate Disclosure by Leson Chevrolet Company, Inc. (gec, ) (Entered: 06/22/2005)

June 21, 2005

June 21, 2005

13

ORDER Scheduling Conference set for 7/19/2005 01:30 PM. Signed by Judge Karen Wells Roby on 7/1/05.(lag, ) (Entered: 07/05/2005)

July 5, 2005

July 5, 2005

14

ORDER - Settlement Conference set for 9/9/2005 02:00 PM before Magistrate Judge Karen Wells Roby. Signed by Judge Karen Wells Roby on 7/19/05.(dno, ) (Entered: 07/20/2005)

July 19, 2005

July 19, 2005

15

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Karen Wells Roby : Scheduling Conference held on 7/19/2005. All ptys have not consented to proceed to trial before a Mag Judge pursuant to 28 USC 636(c). (dno, ) (Entered: 07/20/2005)

July 19, 2005

July 19, 2005

16

Order Vacating Case Referral to Magistrate Judge; Scheduling Conference set for 8/16/2005 10:30 AM before courtroom deputy by telephone. Signed by Judge Ivan L. R. Lemelle.(lag, ) (Entered: 07/26/2005)

July 26, 2005

July 26, 2005

17

SCHEDULING ORDER: Final Pretrial Conference set for 3/22/2006 03:00 PM before Judge Ivan L. R. Lemelle. Jury Trial set for 4/10/2006 08:30 AM before Judge Ivan L. R. Lemelle. Signed by Judge Ivan L. R. Lemelle.(lag, ) (Entered: 08/16/2005)

Aug. 16, 2005

Aug. 16, 2005

18

ORDER Settlement Conference reset for 9/23/2005 02:00 PM before Magistrate Judge Karen Wells Roby. Signed by Judge Karen Wells Roby on 8/17/05.(lag, ) (Entered: 08/22/2005)

Aug. 22, 2005

Aug. 22, 2005

19

MOTION to Continue all unexpired deadlines as of 8/29/05, trial date & to set status conference by Leson Chevrolet Company, Inc.. (gbw, ) (Entered: 11/28/2005)

Nov. 17, 2005

Nov. 17, 2005

20

ORDER re 19 MOTION to Continue all unexpired deadlines, trial date & to set status conference filed by Leson Chevrolet Company, Inc. Status conference will be set by the courtroom deputy.. Signed by Judge Ivan L. R. Lemelle on 11/22/05.(gbw, ) (Entered: 11/28/2005)

Nov. 23, 2005

Nov. 23, 2005

21

ORDER cancelling settlement conference scheduled on 9/23/05 at 2:00 PM. Signed by Judge Karen Wells Roby on 11/21/05.(gbw, ) (Entered: 11/28/2005)

Nov. 23, 2005

Nov. 23, 2005

22

NOTICE Scheduling Conference set for 1/25/2006 11:00 AM before courtroom deputy by telephone, by Clerk.(lag, ) (Entered: 12/07/2005)

Dec. 5, 2005

Dec. 5, 2005

23

MOTION to Substitute Attorney. Attorney N. Eleanor Graham to be substituted in place of Erania Ebron by U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (lag, ) (Entered: 01/09/2006)

Jan. 4, 2006

Jan. 4, 2006

24

ORDER granting 23 Motion to Substitute Attorney. Added attorney Nancy Eleanor Graham for U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Attorney Erania Ebron terminated . Signed by Judge Ivan L. R. Lemelle on 1/5/06. (lag, ) (Entered: 01/09/2006)

Jan. 6, 2006

Jan. 6, 2006

26

SCHEDULING ORDER: Final Pretrial Conference set for 10/12/2006 04:00 PM before Judge Ivan L. R. Lemelle. Jury Trial set for 10/30/2006 08:30 AM before Judge Ivan L. R. Lemelle.. Signed by Judge Ivan L. R. Lemelle. (Attachments: # 1 Pretrial Notice)(lag, ) (Entered: 01/25/2006)

Jan. 25, 2006

Jan. 25, 2006

27

MOTION for Leave to File First Amended Answer and Affirmative Defenses to Intervenor's Complaint by Leson Chevrolet Company, Inc. Motion Hearing set for 3/22/2006 11:00 AM before Magistrate Judge Karen Wells Roby. (Proposed Attached)(blg, ) (Entered: 02/27/2006)

Feb. 24, 2006

Feb. 24, 2006

28

MOTION for Leave to File amended answer by Leson Chevrolet Company, Inc. (lag, ) (Entered: 03/06/2006)

Feb. 24, 2006

Feb. 24, 2006

29

ORDER granting 28 Motion for Leave to File amended answer to pla's cmp. Signed by Judge Ivan L. R. Lemelle. (lag, ) (Entered: 03/06/2006)

March 3, 2006

March 3, 2006

30

AMENDED ANSWER to 1 Complaint by Leson Chevrolet Company, Inc. (lag, ) (Entered: 03/06/2006)

March 3, 2006

March 3, 2006

31

MOTION to Compel Discovery by Leson Chevrolet Company, Inc. Motion Hearing set for 4/5/2006 11:00 AM before Magistrate Judge Karen Wells Roby. (lag, ) (Entered: 03/21/2006)

March 20, 2006

March 20, 2006

32

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Karen Wells Roby : Settlement Conference held on 3/28/2006. The Dist Judge's staff has been notified to enter a dismissal. (car, ) (Entered: 03/29/2006)

March 28, 2006

March 28, 2006

33

ORDER DISMISSING CASE. Signed by Judge Ivan L. R. Lemelle.(lag, ) (Entered: 03/31/2006)

March 31, 2006

March 31, 2006

34

ORDER denying as moot the 31 MOTION to Compel Discovery filed by Leson Chevrolet Company, Inc. . Signed by Judge Karen Wells Roby.(car, ) (Entered: 04/03/2006)

March 31, 2006

March 31, 2006

35

ORDER denying as moo 27 MOTION for Leave to File 1st amd answer to Intervenor's cmp filed by Leson Chevrolet Company, Inc. . Signed by Judge Karen Wells Roby.(car, ) (Entered: 04/03/2006)

March 31, 2006

March 31, 2006

36

EXPARTE/CONSENT MOTION to Approve and Enter Consent Decree, MOTION to Dismiss Case by Robert White, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (lag, ) (Entered: 06/02/2006)

May 26, 2006

May 26, 2006

37

CONSENT DECREE and ORDER granting 36 Motion to Dismiss Case . Signed by Judge Ivan L. R. Lemelle on 5/31/06. (lag, ) (Entered: 06/02/2006)

June 1, 2006

June 1, 2006

Case Details

State / Territory: Louisiana

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: March 17, 2005

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

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

EEOC

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Leson Chevrolet Company, Inc. (New Orleans, LA), 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: 15000

Order Duration: 2006 - 2008

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Retaliation Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Recordkeeping

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Hiring

Discrimination-basis:

Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit