Case: EEOC v. MICHIGAN SEAMLESS TUBE

2:05-cv-73719 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Filed Date: Sept. 29, 2005

Closed Date: 2010

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Case Summary

The Detroit field office of the EEOC brought this suit against Michigan Seamless Tube in September 2005. The complaint alleged that seven African American complainants and similarly situated persons applied for employment and were not hired because of their race. Both parties submitted motions to compel discovery, and both were granted in part and denied in part. A successful settlement conference was held in February 2007, and a consent decree was entered into in June 2007.The three-year conse…

The Detroit field office of the EEOC brought this suit against Michigan Seamless Tube in September 2005. The complaint alleged that seven African American complainants and similarly situated persons applied for employment and were not hired because of their race. Both parties submitted motions to compel discovery, and both were granted in part and denied in part. A successful settlement conference was held in February 2007, and a consent decree was entered into in June 2007.

The three-year consent decree established a $500,000 fund for disbursing awards to the complainants and similarly situated persons. The class members were required to sign a release in order to obtain their award; class members who could not be located or would not sign the release would have their awards divided equally among class members who had signed the release. The Defendant was required to comply with Title VI, to not discriminate or retaliate, and to actively advertise and recruit African Americans. The Defendant was required to train all of its employees on Title VII. Finally, the Defendant was also required to post a notice informing employees of their rights under Title VII.

The only additional activity that appears in the docket is approval of the settlement distribution process and proposed notice of distribution, as well as a notice of withdrawal of counsel. As there is no further enforcement activity, presumably the matter ended in June 2010.

Summary Authors

Kevin Wilemon (5/14/2008)

Rachel Barr (1/3/2018)

People

For PACER's information on parties and their attorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4864206/parties/equal-employment-opportunity-commission-v-michigan-seamless-tube/


Judge(s)

Capel, Wallace Jr. (Michigan)

Judge(s)

Capel, Wallace Jr. (Michigan)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:05-cv-73719

Docket (PACER)

EEOC v. Michigan Seamless Tube

Sept. 12, 2007

Sept. 12, 2007

Docket
1

2:05-cv-73719

Complaint

EEOC v. Michigan Seamless Tube

Sept. 29, 2005

Sept. 29, 2005

Complaint
23

2:05-cv-73719

Order [EEOC's Motion to Compel]

EEOC v. Michigan Seamless Tube

Dec. 26, 2006

Dec. 26, 2006

Order/Opinion
22

2:05-cv-73719

Order [Defendant's Motion to Compel]

EEOC v. Michigan Seamless Tube

Dec. 26, 2006

Dec. 26, 2006

Order/Opinion
26

2:05-cv-73719

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Michigan Seamless Tube

June 5, 2007

June 5, 2007

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4864206/equal-employment-opportunity-commission-v-michigan-seamless-tube/

Last updated May 20, 2022, 12:26 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
26

CONSENT DECREE Signed by Honorable Paul D Borman. (DGoo)

June 5, 2007

June 5, 2007

RECAP
1

COMPLAINT filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against Michigan Seamless Tube.(DPer, ) (Entered: 09/29/2005)

Sept. 29, 2005

Sept. 29, 2005

32

ORDER granting 29 Motion for Disbursement of Funds. Signed by Honorable Paul D Borman. (DGoo)

July 12, 2007

July 12, 2007

RECAP
2

ANSWER to Complaint with Affirmative Defenses and Reliance on Jury Demand by Michigan Seamless Tube.(Foley, Nicole) (Entered: 11/01/2005)

Nov. 1, 2005

Nov. 1, 2005

3

SCHEDULING ORDER: Dispositive Motion Cut-off set for 8/3/2006 Discovery due by 7/3/2006. Signed by Honorable Paul D Borman. (Refer to image for additional dates)(RMcG, ) (Entered: 02/03/2006)

Feb. 3, 2006

Feb. 3, 2006

33

FINAL ORDER re 32 Order on Motion for Disbursement of Funds. Signed by Honorable Paul D Borman. (DGoo)

Sept. 12, 2007

Sept. 12, 2007

RECAP
4

[FILING ERROR: certificate of service docketed on incorrect case]NOTICE of Appearance by Trina R. Mengesha on behalf of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Mengesha, Trina) Modified on 2/8/2006 (DPer, ). (Entered: 02/07/2006)

Feb. 7, 2006

Feb. 7, 2006

5

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission re: Notice of Appearance . (Mengesha, Trina) (Entered: 02/07/2006)

Feb. 7, 2006

Feb. 7, 2006

6

[STRICKEN] CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Rule 26(a)(1) disclosures . (Mengesha, Trina) Modified on 3/23/2006 (SMar, ). (Entered: 03/23/2006)

March 23, 2006

March 23, 2006

7

NOTICE of Withdrawal of Attorney Robert K. Dawkins by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Dawkins, Robert) (Entered: 05/26/2006)

May 26, 2006

May 26, 2006

8

Defendant's Lay and Expert WITNESS LIST by Michigan Seamless Tube (Foley, Nicole) (Entered: 06/02/2006)

June 2, 2006

June 2, 2006

9

WITNESS LIST by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Mengesha, Trina) (Entered: 06/05/2006)

June 5, 2006

June 5, 2006

10

[FILING ERROR: RULE 11 VIOLATION]. STIPULATION to Amend the Scheduling Order by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(Mengesha, Trina) Modified on 6/26/2006 (THal, ). (Entered: 06/26/2006)

June 26, 2006

June 26, 2006

11

STIPULATION AND ORDER TO AMEND SCHEDULING ORDER Signed by Honorable Paul D Borman. (JPar, ) (Entered: 06/29/2006)

June 29, 2006

June 29, 2006

13

ORDER REFERRING MOTION to Magistrate Judge CAPEL: 12 MOTION to Compel Discovery and Request for Extension of Discovery filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission,. Signed by Honorable Paul D Borman. (DGoo, ) (Entered: 10/31/2006)

Oct. 31, 2006

Oct. 31, 2006

14

RESPONSE to 12 MOTION to Compel Discovery and Request for Extension of Discovery filed by all defendants. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A-EEOC Discovery Responses)(Foley, Nicole) (Entered: 11/08/2006)

Nov. 8, 2006

Nov. 8, 2006

15

MOTION to Compel Discovery by all defendants. (Attachments: # 1 Index of Exhibits # 2 Exhibit A-Defendant's First Discovery Requests# 3 Exhibit B-Plaintiff's Initial Responses to Defendant's First Discovery Requests# 4 Exhibit C-October 11, 2006 Letter to Plaintiff's counsel# 5 Exhibit D-Plaintiff's Supplemental Responses to Defendant's First Discovery Requests)(Foley, Nicole) (Entered: 11/13/2006)

Nov. 13, 2006

Nov. 13, 2006

16

ORDER REFERRING MOTION to Magistrate Judge CAPEL: 15 MOTION to Compel Discovery filed by Michigan Seamless Tube,. Signed by Honorable Paul D Borman. (DGoo, ) (Entered: 11/16/2006)

Nov. 16, 2006

Nov. 16, 2006

17

REPLY to Response re 12 MOTION to Compel Discovery and Request for Extension of Discovery filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Mengesha, Trina) (Entered: 11/17/2006)

Nov. 17, 2006

Nov. 17, 2006

19

NOTICE to counsel regarding reassignment from Magistrate Judge Wallace Capel to Magistrate Judge Donald A Scheer. (Srour, S.) (Entered: 11/29/2006)

Nov. 21, 2006

Nov. 21, 2006

18

RESPONSE to 15 MOTION to Compel Discovery filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Mengesha, Trina) (Entered: 11/27/2006)

Nov. 27, 2006

Nov. 27, 2006

20

NOTICE of hearing on 15 MOTION to Compel Discovery , 12 MOTION to Compel Discovery and Request for Extension of Discovery . Resolved/Unresolved Issues due by 12/8/2006. Motion Hearing set for 12/12/2006 02:00 PM before Honorable Donald A Scheer. (MLan, ) (Entered: 12/01/2006)

Dec. 1, 2006

Dec. 1, 2006

21

REPLY to Response re 15 MOTION to Compel Discovery filed by Michigan Seamless Tube. (LaFave, Melanie) (Entered: 12/05/2006)

Dec. 5, 2006

Dec. 5, 2006

22

ORDER granting in part and denying in part 15 Motion to Compel- Signed by Honorable Donald A Scheer. (MLan, ) (Entered: 12/26/2006)

Dec. 26, 2006

Dec. 26, 2006

23

ORDER granting in part and denying in part 12 Motion to Compel - Discovery extended to 3/31/07- Signed by Honorable Donald A Scheer. (MLan, ) (Entered: 12/26/2006)

Dec. 26, 2006

Dec. 26, 2006

Set Deadlines/Hearings: Dispositive Motion Cut-off set for 1/31/2007 (DGoo, ) (Entered: 01/31/2007)

Jan. 31, 2007

Jan. 31, 2007

24

AMENDED SCHEDULING ORDER: Dispositive Motion Cut-off set for 4/30/2007 Discovery due by 3/31/2007. Signed by Honorable Paul D Borman. (Refer to image for additional dates)(DGoo, ) (Entered: 01/31/2007)

Jan. 31, 2007

Jan. 31, 2007

25

ORDER REFERRING OTHER MATTERS to Magistrate Judge KOMIVES: SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE. Signed by Honorable Paul D Borman. (DGoo, ) (Entered: 02/13/2007)

Feb. 13, 2007

Feb. 13, 2007

Minute Entry -Settlement Conference held on 2/15/2007 before Honorable Paul J Komives. Disposition: case not settled (EBut) (Entered: 02/20/2007)

Feb. 15, 2007

Feb. 15, 2007

27

Notice of Failure to Comply with ECF Policies and Procedures as to attorney Adele Rapport. (DHam) (Entered: 06/06/2007)

June 6, 2007

June 6, 2007

28

[FILING ERROR: MOTION IS MISSING FROM IMAGE AND RULE 18 VIOLATIONS - ATTORNEY WILL REFILE CORRECTLY]. MOTION for Disbursement of Funds Motion for Approval of Distribution by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Index of Exhibits List of Document Exhibits# 2 Exhibit Proposed Distribution# 3 Document Continuation Notice of Distribution# 4 Exhibit Order on Settlement Disribution) (Mengesha, Trina) Modified on 7/2/2007 (Hallwood, T.). (Entered: 06/29/2007)

June 29, 2007

June 29, 2007

29

MOTION for Disbursement of Funds Corrected Motion for Approval of Distribution by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Index of Exhibits List of Document Exhibits# 2 Exhibit Exhibit 1 Proposed Distribution# 3 Exhibit Exhibit 2 Notice of Distribution# 4 Exhibit Exhibit 3 Order of Distribution) (Mengesha, Trina) (Entered: 07/02/2007)

July 2, 2007

July 2, 2007

30

Notice of Failure to Comply with ECF Policies and Procedures , for dates 06/29/07 and 07/02/07, as to attorney Adele Rapport. (DHam) Modified on 7/6/2007 (Hamel, D.). (Entered: 07/06/2007)

July 6, 2007

July 6, 2007

31

NOTICE of Withdrawal of Attorney Adele Rapport by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Mengesha, Trina) (Entered: 07/12/2007)

July 12, 2007

July 12, 2007

Case Details

State / Territory: Michigan

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 29, 2005

Closing Date: 2010

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

Michigan Seamless Tube (South Lyon, MI), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e

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: 500000

Order Duration: 2007 - 2010

Content of Injunction:

Provide antidiscrimination training

Discrimination Prohibition

Retaliation Prohibition

Comply with advertising/recruiting requirements

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Reporting

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Hiring

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

Black

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits