Case: EEOC v. ALLIED PLASTICS CO INC

3:02-cv-00910 | U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Filed Date: Sept. 27, 2002

Closed Date: 2007

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Case Summary

In September 2002 the Tampa, FL and Miami, FL offices of the EEOC brought this suit against Allied Plastics Co., Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. In its complaint, the EEOC alleged on behalf of four female complainants that the defendant subjected them to sexual harassment and constructive discharge in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The four female complainants intervened in the suit in November 2002 and added the alleged harasser as a…

In September 2002 the Tampa, FL and Miami, FL offices of the EEOC brought this suit against Allied Plastics Co., Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. In its complaint, the EEOC alleged on behalf of four female complainants that the defendant subjected them to sexual harassment and constructive discharge in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The four female complainants intervened in the suit in November 2002 and added the alleged harasser as a defendant to the suit.

The case was eventually settled by the entry of a consent decree in May 2004. In the three-year decree, the defendants were required to pay $200,000.00, representing attorneys' fees, costs, and monetary awards to the complainants. Additionally, the defendant was required to provide annual sexual harassment training to its managers and supervisors and report complaints to the EEOC on a semi-annual basis.

The decree was entered in 2004 and scheduled to last 2007. No further docket entries exist, so the case is closed.

Summary Authors

Kevin Wilemon (10/26/2007)

Clearinghouse (12/3/2018)

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3:02-cv-00910

Docket (PACER)

United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Allied Plastics Co.

May 5, 2004

May 5, 2004

Docket
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Complaint

United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Allied Plastics Co.

Sept. 27, 2002

Sept. 27, 2002

Complaint
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Intervenor Complaint

United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Allied Plastics Co.

Jan. 7, 2003

Jan. 7, 2003

Complaint
14

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Order [Regarding Defendants' Motion to Dismiss Counts VII, XIV, and XIX of Intervenor Complaint]

United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Allied Plastics Co.

May 13, 2003

May 13, 2003

Order/Opinion
31

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Order [Regarding Defendant's Motion to Disqualify the EEOC]

United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Allied Plastics Co.

Nov. 4, 2003

Nov. 4, 2003

Order/Opinion
37

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Consent Decree

United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Allied Plastics Co.

May 5, 2004

May 5, 2004

Settlement Agreement
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Order of Dismissal

United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Allied Plastics Co.

May 5, 2004

May 5, 2004

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

Last updated Sept. 1, 2022, 3:10 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT filed; jury demand (pwd) Modified on 09/30/2002 (Entered: 09/30/2002)

Sept. 27, 2002

Sept. 27, 2002

SUMMONS(ES) issued for Allied Plastics Co. . Consent(s) issued. (pwd) (Entered: 09/30/2002)

Sept. 27, 2002

Sept. 27, 2002

2

NOTICE of designation under Local Rule 3.05 - TRACK 2. (ctc) (pwd) (Entered: 10/03/2002)

Oct. 3, 2002

Oct. 3, 2002

3

NOTICE of attorney appearance for United States Equal by Carla J. Von Greiff (shs) (Entered: 11/08/2002)

Nov. 8, 2002

Nov. 8, 2002

4

WAIVER OF SERVICE returned executed as to Allied Plastics Co. on 11/12/02 Answer due on 1/13/03 for Allied Plastics Co. (pwd) (Entered: 11/19/2002)

Nov. 19, 2002

Nov. 19, 2002

5

MOTION with memorandum in support to intervene and add additional defendant by Cheryl Williams, Christine Williams, Lee Dodd, Donna Signorile referred to Magistrate Judge Howard T. Snyder (pwd) (Entered: 11/29/2002)

Nov. 27, 2002

Nov. 27, 2002

6

ANSWER and Affirmative and other Defenses to [1-1] complaint by Allied Plastics Co. (pwd) (Entered: 12/18/2002)

Dec. 17, 2002

Dec. 17, 2002

7

ORDER granting [5-1] motion to intervene and add additional defendant by Cheryl Williams, Christine Williams, Lee Dodd, Donna Signorile; The Clerk of Court is directed forthwith to file the Intervenors Complaint and Demand for Jury Trial ( Signed by Magistrate Judge Howard T. Snyder ) ctc (pwd) (Entered: 01/07/2003)

Jan. 6, 2003

Jan. 6, 2003

8

INTERVENOR'S COMPLAINT by Cheryl Williams, Christine Williams, Lee Dodd, Donna Signorile against Allied Plastics Co., Rick Uhrie (pwd) (Entered: 01/07/2003)

Jan. 7, 2003

Jan. 7, 2003

9

CASE MANAGEMENT REPORT (pwd) (Entered: 02/03/2003)

Feb. 3, 2003

Feb. 3, 2003

10

CASE MANAGEMENT AND SCHEDULING ORDER setting dispositive motion filing deadline for 6/15/04; Pretrial conference for 9:30 10/1/04 ; Jury trial set for trial term commencing at 9:30 on 11/1/04 ; Scheduled for Judge Harvey E. Schlesinger ( signed by Deputy Clerk ) ctc (pwd) (Entered: 02/04/2003)

Feb. 4, 2003

Feb. 4, 2003

SUMMONS(ES) issued for Allied Plastics Co. . Consent(s) issued. (ls) (Entered: 03/19/2003)

March 18, 2003

March 18, 2003

SUMMONS(ES) issued for Rick Uhrie . Consent(s) issued. (ls) (Entered: 03/19/2003)

March 18, 2003

March 18, 2003

11

ANSWER and Affirmative Defenses by Allied Plastics Co., Rick Uhrie to [8-1] intervenor complaint (pwd) (Entered: 04/15/2003)

April 14, 2003

April 14, 2003

12

MOTION by Allied Plastics Co., Rick Uhrie to dismiss Counts VII, XIV and XIX (pwd) (Entered: 04/15/2003)

April 14, 2003

April 14, 2003

13

MEMORANDUM by Allied Plastics Co., Rick Uhrie in support of [12-1] motion to dismiss Counts VII, XIV and XIX (pwd) (Entered: 04/15/2003)

April 14, 2003

April 14, 2003

14

ORDER granting [12-1] motion to dismiss Counts VII, XIV and XIX; dismissed without prejudice ( Signed by Judge Harvey E. Schlesinger ) ctc (pwd) (Entered: 05/14/2003)

May 13, 2003

May 13, 2003

16

ORDER granting [15-1] consent motion to extend expert witness disclosure deadlines to the extent affirmative expert witnesses and rebuttal expert witnesses and their reports shall be disclosed and exchanged by 1/30/04 ( Signed by Magistrate Judge Howard T. Snyder ) ctc (pwd) (Entered: 07/01/2003)

June 30, 2003

June 30, 2003

17

NOTICE by Cheryl Williams, Christine Williams, Lee Dodd, Donna Signorile of unavailability of counsel from 7/24/03 to 8/13/03 (pwd) (Entered: 07/11/2003)

July 10, 2003

July 10, 2003

18

MOTION by Allied Plastics Co., Rick Uhrie with memorandum in support to disqualify Equal Employment Opprotunity Commission (pwd) (Entered: 07/17/2003)

July 16, 2003

July 16, 2003

19

MOTION by Allied Plastics Co., Rick Uhrie with memorandum in support for leave to file Exhibit "D" to Defendant's Motion to disqualify the Equal Employment Opprotunity Commission under seal (pwd) (Entered: 07/17/2003)

July 16, 2003

July 16, 2003

20

Defendant's Amended Certificate of Conferrence by Allied Plastics Co., Rick Uhrie to [19-1] motion for leave to file Exhibit "D" to Defendant's Motion to disqualify the Equal Employment Opprotunity Commission under seal (pwd) (Entered: 07/21/2003)

July 18, 2003

July 18, 2003

MOTION(S) referred: [19-1] motion for leave to file Exhibit "D" to Defendant's Motion to disqualify the Equal Employment Opprotunity Commission under seal referred to Magistrate Judge Howard T. Snyder (pwd) (Entered: 07/23/2003)

July 23, 2003

July 23, 2003

21

RESPONSE by United States Equal in opposition to [18-1] motion to disqualify Equal Employment Opprotunity Commission (pwd) (Entered: 07/30/2003)

July 30, 2003

July 30, 2003

22

MEMORANDUM by Cheryl Williams, Christine Williams, Lee Dodd, Donna Signorile in opposition to [18-1] motion to disqualify Equal Employment Opprotunity Commission (pwd) (Entered: 08/01/2003)

July 30, 2003

July 30, 2003

23

ORDER granting [19-1] motion for leave to file Exhibit "D" to Defendant's Motion to disqualify the Equal Employment Opprotunity Commission under seal the Clerk is directed to file "Exhibit 'D'" under seal ( Signed by Magistrate Judge Howard T. Snyder ) ctc (pwd) (Entered: 08/08/2003)

Aug. 7, 2003

Aug. 7, 2003

24

ORDER denying [18-1] motion to disqualify Equal Employment Opprotunity Commission ( Signed by Judge Harvey E. Schlesinger ) ctc (pwd) (Entered: 09/08/2003)

Sept. 8, 2003

Sept. 8, 2003

25

MOTION by Allied Plastics Co., Rick Uhrie with memorandum in support to stay discovery (pwd) (Entered: 10/06/2003)

Oct. 2, 2003

Oct. 2, 2003

26

RENEWED MOTION by Allied Plastics Co., Rick Uhrie with memorandum in support to disqualify the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (pwd) (Entered: 10/06/2003)

Oct. 2, 2003

Oct. 2, 2003

27

MOTION by Allied Plastics Co. with memorandum in support for protective order referred to Magistrate Judge Howard T. Snyder (document filed in night depository box 10/17/03 at 5:10 p.m.) (pwd) Modified on 10/20/2003 (Entered: 10/20/2003)

Oct. 17, 2003

Oct. 17, 2003

29

RESPONSE by United States Equal in opposition to [26-1] motion to disqualify the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (pwd) (Entered: 10/20/2003)

Oct. 17, 2003

Oct. 17, 2003

30

RESPONSE by United States Equal in opposition to [27-1] motion for protective order (pwd) (Entered: 10/29/2003)

Oct. 29, 2003

Oct. 29, 2003

31

ORDER denying [26-1] motion to disqualify the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; denying [29-1] opposition response without prejudice; denying as moot [25-1] motion to stay discovery; denying as moot [27-1] motion for protective order ( Signed by Judge Harvey E. Schlesinger ) ctc (pwd) Modified on 11/06/2003 (Entered: 11/05/2003)

Nov. 4, 2003

Nov. 4, 2003

32

UNOPPOSED MOTION by United States Equal to substitute attorney (unopposed) referred to Magistrate Judge Howard T. Snyder (pwd) (Entered: 11/17/2003)

Nov. 17, 2003

Nov. 17, 2003

33

ORDER granting [32-1] consent motion to substitute attorney Added Cheryl A. Cooper. ( Signed by Magistrate Judge Howard T. Snyder ) ctc (pwd) (Entered: 11/19/2003)

Nov. 18, 2003

Nov. 18, 2003

34

NOTICE OF HEARING: Reset pretrial conference for 9:30 9/28/04 scheduled for Judge Harvey E. Schlesinger ( Signed by Deputy Clerk ) ctc (pwd) (Entered: 01/21/2004)

Jan. 20, 2004

Jan. 20, 2004

35

JOINT MOTION to substitute attorney referred to Magistrate Judge Howard T. Snyder (pwd) (Entered: 02/18/2004)

Feb. 17, 2004

Feb. 17, 2004

36

ORDER granting [35-1] joint motion to substitute attorney ; Attorney Deborah L. Greene, Esquire has changed law firms; her prior law firm is relieved from any further responsibility to represent Plaintiff; Ms. Greene, now at the Law Firm of Smith & Greene, P. A. will continue to represent Ms. Signorile herein . ( Signed by Magistrate Judge Howard T. Snyder ) ctc (pwd) Modified on 02/27/2004 (Entered: 02/24/2004)

Feb. 20, 2004

Feb. 20, 2004

37

CONSENT DECREE ( Signed by Judge Harvey E. Schlesinger ) (pwd) (Entered: 05/06/2004)

May 5, 2004

May 5, 2004

38

ORDER Adopting Consent Decree and Order of Dismissal; this action is DISMISSED with prejudice and this case is CLOSED ( Signed by Judge Harvey E. Schlesinger ) ctc (pwd) (Entered: 05/06/2004)

May 5, 2004

May 5, 2004

CASE CLOSED. (pwd) (Entered: 05/06/2004)

May 5, 2004

May 5, 2004

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: Sept. 27, 2002

Closing Date: 2007

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

Rick Uhrie (Jacksonville, FL), Private Entity/Person

Rick Uhrie, Private Entity/Person

Allied Plastics Co., Inc. (Jacksonville, FL), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

State law

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

State Anti-Discrimination Law

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: 200000

Order Duration: 2004 - 2007

Content of Injunction:

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Recordkeeping

Monitoring

Discrimination Prohibition

Retaliation Prohibition

Reporting

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit