Case: EEOC v. Pepe's Mexican Restaurant

2:02-cv-00355 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana

Filed Date: Aug. 30, 2002

Closed Date: April 7, 2009

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Case Summary

The EEOC's Indianapolis district office sued SAC Griffith, Inc., an Indiana corporation d/b/a Pepe's Mexican Restaurant, on August 30, 2002 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana. The EEOC's complaint is unavailable, however the consent decree, filed on April 7, 2004, describes the EEOC's causes of action. The EEOC alleged that SAC violated Title VII when it discriminated against the intervenor employees, who intervened in two groups in September 2002 and August 2003,…

The EEOC's Indianapolis district office sued SAC Griffith, Inc., an Indiana corporation d/b/a Pepe's Mexican Restaurant, on August 30, 2002 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana. The EEOC's complaint is unavailable, however the consent decree, filed on April 7, 2004, describes the EEOC's causes of action. The EEOC alleged that SAC violated Title VII when it discriminated against the intervenor employees, who intervened in two groups in September 2002 and August 2003, based on sex (female) when it created a hostile work environment. The consent decree stipulated that the defendant would pay $90,000 in damages to the six intervenors, revise and distribute its EEO policies, post notice of compliance with Title VII, implement EEO training for all employees, and report complaints of discrimination annually to the EEOC. The decree was to last for five years. The docket sheet doesn't show any further enforcement took place; the case was presumably closed in 2009.

Summary Authors

Kevin Wilemon (6/12/2007)

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Document

2:02-cv-00355

Docket (PACER)

EEOC v. SAC Griffith Inc.

April 8, 2004

April 8, 2004

Docket
100

2:02-cv-00355

Consent Decree

EEOC v. SAC Griffith Inc. d/b/a Pepe's Mexican Restaurant

April 7, 2004

April 7, 2004

Settlement Agreement
99

2:02-cv-00355

Order

EEOC v. SAC Griffith Inc. d/b/a Pepe's Mexican Restaurant

April 8, 2004

April 8, 2004

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

Last updated June 4, 2022, 3:13 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT ( Number of Summon(es) issued: 1 ) Jury demand by: plaintiff (sda) (Entered: 09/03/2002)

Aug. 30, 2002

Aug. 30, 2002

2

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for plaintiff EEOC by Johanna Philhower Maple (sda) (Entered: 09/20/2002)

Sept. 20, 2002

Sept. 20, 2002

3

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for intervenor plaintiff Daisy Comer, intervenor plaintiff April Harris, intervenor plaintiff Suzanne Williams by Beth A Hooton, Robert M Schwerd (sda) (Entered: 09/25/2002)

Sept. 23, 2002

Sept. 23, 2002

4

MOTION by intervenor plaintiff Daisy Comer, intervenor plaintiff April Harris, intervenor plaintiff Suzanne Williams to intervene as plaintiffs (orig intervenor complaint housed in file) (sda) (Entered: 09/25/2002)

Sept. 23, 2002

Sept. 23, 2002

5

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant SAC Griffith Inc by Nick J Thiros (sda) (Entered: 10/01/2002)

Sept. 30, 2002

Sept. 30, 2002

6

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant SAC Griffith Inc by Nathaniel Ruff (sda) (Entered: 10/01/2002)

Sept. 30, 2002

Sept. 30, 2002

9

MOTION by defendant SAC Griffith Inc for additional time to answer or otherwise respond to plaintiff's complaint (Filed in Chambers on 9/30/02) (plm) (Entered: 10/17/2002)

Sept. 30, 2002

Sept. 30, 2002

7

ORDER by Mag Judge Theresa L. Springmann ;tele init pretrial conference 11:00 12/5/02 before Mag Judge Theresa L. Springmann; consent forms sent (cc: all counsel) (smb) (Entered: 10/10/2002)

Oct. 9, 2002

Oct. 9, 2002

8

ORDER by Judge James T. Moody Case reassigned to Judge Rudy Lozano (cc: all counsel) (plm) (Entered: 10/15/2002)

Oct. 15, 2002

Oct. 15, 2002

11

ANSWER by defendant SAC Griffith Inc to complaint [1-1] (plm) (Entered: 10/17/2002)

Oct. 17, 2002

Oct. 17, 2002

12

ORDER by Mag Judge Theresa L. Springmann granting motion to intervene as plaintiffs (orig intervenor complaint housed in file) [4-1] (cc: all counsel) (sda) (Entered: 10/21/2002)

Oct. 18, 2002

Oct. 18, 2002

13

INTERVENOR'S COMPLAINT by intervenor plaintiff Daisy Comer, intervenor plaintiff April Harris, intervenor plaintiff Suzanne Williams (sda) (Entered: 10/21/2002)

Oct. 18, 2002

Oct. 18, 2002

SUMMONS issued as to defendant SAC Griffith Inc by Intervenor Plaintiffs (sda) (Entered: 10/21/2002)

Oct. 18, 2002

Oct. 18, 2002

14

ANSWER by defendant SAC Griffith Inc to complaint of Interveners [13-1] (sda) (Entered: 10/31/2002)

Oct. 30, 2002

Oct. 30, 2002

15

CONSENT to proceed before the Mag Judge filed by plaintiff EEOC, defendant SAC Griffith Inc, intervenor plaintiff Daisy Comer, intervenor plaintiff April Harris, intervenor plaintiff Suzanne Williams (sda) (Entered: 10/31/2002)

Oct. 30, 2002

Oct. 30, 2002

16

MINUTE/NOTICE: upon consent of parties, this case transferred to Mag Judge Theresa L. Springmann for final disposition (cc: all counsel) (sda) (Entered: 10/31/2002)

Oct. 30, 2002

Oct. 30, 2002

17

RETURN OF SERVICE executed upon defendant SAC Griffith Inc on 10/28/02 (plm) (Entered: 11/12/2002)

Nov. 8, 2002

Nov. 8, 2002

18

REPORT of parties' planning meeting (sda) (Entered: 11/26/2002)

Nov. 26, 2002

Nov. 26, 2002

19

MINUTES:Tele initial PTC held before Mag Judge Theresa L. Springmann Dft's mtn to stay discovery due 12/31/02. TR26 initial disclosures will be due 30 days after ruling on mtn to stay ;Tele Pretrial conference set 10:30 2/27/03 before Mag Judge Theresa L. Springmann (cc: all counsel) (kjp) (Entered: 12/11/2002)

Dec. 5, 2002

Dec. 5, 2002

20

MOTION by plaintiff EEOC for leave to conduct limited discovery pending a decision on defendant's yet-to-be-filed Motion for a Stay of Discovery (sda) (Entered: 12/13/2002)

Dec. 11, 2002

Dec. 11, 2002

21

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff EEOC in support of motion for leave to conduct limited discovery pending a decision on defendant's yet-to-be- filed Motion for a Stay of Discovery [20-1] (sda) (Entered: 12/13/2002)

Dec. 11, 2002

Dec. 11, 2002

22

MOTION by intervenor plaintiff Daisy Comer, intervenor plaintiff April Harris, intervenor plaintiff Suzanne Williams for joinder in to motion for leave to conduct limited discovery pending a decision on defendant's yet- to-be-filed Motion for a Stay of Discovery [20-1] (kwk) (Entered: 12/19/2002)

Dec. 16, 2002

Dec. 16, 2002

23

RESPONSE by defendant SAC Griffith Inc to motion for leave to conduct limited discovery pending a decision on defendant's yet-to-be- filed Motion for a Stay of Discovery [20-1] (kjp) (Entered: 01/06/2003)

Dec. 31, 2002

Dec. 31, 2002

24

MOTION to withdraw appearance Beth A Hooton for intervenor plaintiff Daisy Comer, intervenor plaintiff April Harris, intervenor plaintiff Suzanne Williams (sda) (Entered: 01/10/2003)

Jan. 9, 2003

Jan. 9, 2003

25

REPLY by plaintiff EEOC to defendant's response to plaintiff's/intervening plaintiff's Motion for Discovery (sda) (Entered: 01/10/2003)

Jan. 10, 2003

Jan. 10, 2003

26

ORDER by Mag Judge Theresa L. Springmann granting motion to withdraw appearance Beth A Hooton for intervenor plaintiff Daisy Comer, intervenor plaintiff April Harris, intervenor plaintiff Suzanne Williams [24-1] attorney Beth A Hooton for Suzanne Williams, attorney Beth A Hooton for April Harris, attorney Beth A Hooton for Daisy Comer terminated (cc: all counsel) (sda) (Entered: 01/15/2003)

Jan. 14, 2003

Jan. 14, 2003

27

MINUTES: PTC held 2/27/03 before Mag Judge Theresa L. Springmann. Denying as moot plaintiff's motion for joinder in to motion for leave to conduct limited discovery pending a decision on defendant's yet-to-be- filed Motion for a Stay of Discovery [20-1] [22-1], denying as moot plaintiff's motion for leave to conduct limited discovery pending a decision on defendant's yet-to-be-filed Motion for a Stay of Discovery [20-1] denying defendant's motion for Protective Order with respect to discovery motions, without prejudice with leave to renew [23-1] ;amend to pleadings set 5/1/03 ; Discovery ddl set for 11/3/03 ;disp motion ddl set for 12/5/03; responses due 1/9/04; replies due 1/26/04 ; Jury trial set for 9:00 4/19/04 before Mag Judge Theresa L. Springmann ;Pretrial conference set 1:00 4/5/04 before Mag Judge Theresa L. Springmann ; contentions due 3/29/04 (cc: all counsel) (sda) Modified on 03/03/2003 (Entered: 03/03/2003)

Feb. 27, 2003

Feb. 27, 2003

28

MOTION by plaintiff EEOC to extend time to identify all class members (sda) (Entered: 04/01/2003)

March 31, 2003

March 31, 2003

29

MOTION by plaintiff EEOC to compel responses to interrogatories and production of documents (sda) (Entered: 04/21/2003)

April 18, 2003

April 18, 2003

30

INDEX OF EXHIBITS submitted by plaintiff EEOC in support of motion to compel responses to interrogatories and production of documents [29-1] (sda) (Entered: 04/21/2003)

April 18, 2003

April 18, 2003

31

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff EEOC in support of motion to compel responses to interrogatories and production of documents [29-1] (sda) (Entered: 04/21/2003)

April 18, 2003

April 18, 2003

32

MOTION by defendant to extend time to respond to Motion to Compel (sda) (Entered: 05/01/2003)

May 1, 2003

May 1, 2003

33

ORDER by Mag Judge Theresa L. Springmann granting defendant's motion to extend time to respond to Motion to Compel [32-1]. Defendant to file its Response to the Plaintiff EEOC's Motion to Compel by 5/12/03; Plaintiff EEOC shall file any Reply by 5/19/03. Setting hearing on motion to compel responses to interrogatories and production of documents [29-1] 10:00 5/21/03. Granting Plaintiff EEOC's motion to extend time to identify all class members, but withholds setting a new deadline until after the 5/21/03 Status Conference has been conducted. [28-1] (cc: all counsel) (sda) (Entered: 05/09/2003)

May 8, 2003

May 8, 2003

34

VERIFIED RESPONSE by defendant SAC Griffith Inc to motion to compel responses to interrogatories and production of documents [29-1] (plm) (Entered: 05/12/2003)

May 12, 2003

May 12, 2003

35

REPLY by plaintiff EEOC to response/opposition to motion to compel responses to interrogatories and production of documents [29-1] (sda) (Entered: 05/16/2003)

May 16, 2003

May 16, 2003

36

EXHIBITS by plaintiff EEOC to its reply in support of its motion to compel responses to interrogatories and production of documents [29-1] (sda) (Entered: 05/16/2003)

May 16, 2003

May 16, 2003

37

MINUTES: Telephonic conference held 5/21/03 before Mag Judge Theresa L. Springmann. Granting motion to compel responses to interrogatories and production of documents to 6/30/03 [29-1] granting motion to extend time to identify all class members to 8/29/03 [28-1]. status conference set for 10:00 10/16/03 before Mag Judge Theresa L. Springmann (cc: all counsel) (sda) (Entered: 05/22/2003)

May 21, 2003

May 21, 2003

38

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant SAC Griffith Inc by Richard P Long (sda) (Entered: 06/27/2003)

June 27, 2003

June 27, 2003

39

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant SAC Griffith Inc by Kurt C Meihofer (sda) (Entered: 06/27/2003)

June 27, 2003

June 27, 2003

ATTORNEY ADMISSION PRO HAC VICE approved by Court for defendant SAC Griffith Inc by Kurt C. Meihofer (sda) (Entered: 07/02/2003)

June 28, 2003

June 28, 2003

40

ORDER by Chief Judge Robert L. Miller Jr Case reassigned to Mag Judge Christopher A. Nuechterlein; all dates/ddl remain intact (cc: all counsel) (smb) (Entered: 07/17/2003)

July 14, 2003

July 14, 2003

41

ORDER by Mag Judge Christopher A. Nuechterlein ;teleph Status conference reset for 11:00 (EST) 10/16/03 before Mag Judge Christopher A. Nuechterlein (cc: all counsel) (smb) (Entered: 07/30/2003)

July 22, 2003

July 22, 2003

42

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for intervenor plaintiff Tiana Wolak, intervenor plaintiff Karen Vilella by Robert M Schwerd (sda) (Entered: 08/21/2003)

Aug. 20, 2003

Aug. 20, 2003

43

MOTION by intervenor plaintiff Tiana Wolak, intervenor plaintiff Karen Vilella to intervene as plaintiffs against Defendant, SAC Griffith, Inc. (sda) (Entered: 08/21/2003)

Aug. 20, 2003

Aug. 20, 2003

45

MOTION to withdraw appearance Nick J Thiros for defendant SAC Griffith Inc (sda) (Entered: 09/08/2003)

Sept. 8, 2003

Sept. 8, 2003

46

MOTION by plaintiff EEOC for enlargement of time for completion of limited discovery (sda) (Entered: 09/10/2003)

Sept. 10, 2003

Sept. 10, 2003

47

EXHIBITS by plaintiff EEOC to motion for enlargement of time for completion of limited discovery [46-1] (sda) (Entered: 09/10/2003)

Sept. 10, 2003

Sept. 10, 2003

48

ORDER by Mag Judge Christopher A. Nuechterlein granting motion to withdraw appearance Nick J Thiros for defendant SAC Griffith Inc [45- 1] attorney Nick J Thiros for SAC Griffith Inc terminated (cc: all counsel) (sda) (Entered: 09/17/2003)

Sept. 15, 2003

Sept. 15, 2003

49

MOTION by plaintiff EEOC for sanctions for defendant's failure to make timely full Rule 26(a)(1)(A) disclosures and failure to answer fully interrogatory No.4 , or in the alternative to compel complete answer to interrogatory No. 4 and Rule 26(a)(1)(A) disclosure and for a unilateral extension of the discovery deadline (sda) (Entered: 09/17/2003)

Sept. 17, 2003

Sept. 17, 2003

50

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff EEOC in support of motion for sanctions for defendant's failure to make timely full Rule 26(a)(1)(A) disclosures and failure to answer fully interrogatory No.4 [49-1], of motion to compel complete answer to interrogatory No. 4 and Rule 26(a)(1)(A) disclosure and for a unilateral extension of the discovery deadline [49-2] (sda) (Entered: 09/17/2003)

Sept. 17, 2003

Sept. 17, 2003

51

RULE 37 Certification filed by plaintiff EEOC in support of motion #49 [49-1]. (sda) (Entered: 09/17/2003)

Sept. 17, 2003

Sept. 17, 2003

52

INDEX OF EXHIBITS by plaintiff EEOC to motion for sanctions for defendant's failure to make timely full Rule 26(a)(1)(A) disclosures and failure to answer fully interrogatory No.4 [49-1], to motion to compel complete answer to interrogatory No. 4 and Rule 26(a)(1)(A) disclosure and for a unilateral extension of the discovery deadline [49-2] (sda) (Entered: 09/17/2003)

Sept. 17, 2003

Sept. 17, 2003

53

ORDER by Mag Judge Christopher A. Nuechterlein granting Plaintiff's motion to extend time in which to identify all class members [44-1]. The date by which Plaintiff must identify all class members is extended until 60 days after defendant provides plaintiff all info requested in the EEOC's First Interrogatories to defendant, Interrogatore No. 3 and all documents requested in the EEOC's First Request for Production of Documents, Request No. 2. (cc: all counsel) (sda) (Entered: 09/19/2003)

Sept. 17, 2003

Sept. 17, 2003

54

ORDER by Mag Judge Christopher A. Nuechterlein granting motion to intervene as plaintiffs against Defendant, SAC Griffith, Inc. [43-1] (cc: all counsel) (sda) (Entered: 09/19/2003)

Sept. 17, 2003

Sept. 17, 2003

55

INTERVENOR'S COMPLAINT by intervenor plaintiff Tiana Wolak, intervenor plaintiff Karen Vilella with jury demand (sda) (Entered: 09/19/2003)

Sept. 17, 2003

Sept. 17, 2003

56

RESPONSE by defendant SAC Griffith Inc to motion for sanctions for defendant's failure to make timely full Rule 26(a)(1)(A) disclosures and failure to answer fully interrogatory No.4 [49-1] (sda) (Entered: 09/29/2003)

Sept. 26, 2003

Sept. 26, 2003

57

INDEX OF EXHIBITS by defendant SAC Griffith Inc in support of its response to plaintiff's motion for sanctions for defendant's failure to make timely full Rule 26(a)(1)(A) disclosures and failure to answer fully interrogatory No.4 [49-1] (sda) (Entered: 09/29/2003)

Sept. 26, 2003

Sept. 26, 2003

58

AMENDED INITIAL DISCLOSURES by defendant SAC Griffith Inc (sda) (Entered: 09/29/2003)

Sept. 26, 2003

Sept. 26, 2003

59

INDEX OF EXHIBITS filed by plaintiff EEOC in support of its 9/17/03 Motion to Compel and for Sanctions [49-2], [49-1] (sda) (Entered: 10/03/2003)

Oct. 3, 2003

Oct. 3, 2003

60

REPLY by plaintiff EEOC to response/opposition to motion to compel complete answer to interrogatory No. 4 and Rule 26(a)(1)(A) disclosure and for a unilateral extension of the discovery deadline [49-2], and to motion for sanctions for defendant's failure to make timely full Rule 26 (a)(1)(A) disclosures and failure to answer fully interrogatory No.4 [49- 1] (sda) (Entered: 10/03/2003)

Oct. 3, 2003

Oct. 3, 2003

61

ORDER by Chief Judge Robert L. Miller Jr Case reassigned to Magistrate Paul R. Cherry; all dates/ddl remain intact (cc: all counsel) (smb) (Entered: 10/09/2003)

Oct. 7, 2003

Oct. 7, 2003

62

NOTICE: before Magistrate Paul R. Cherry ;teleph status conference reset for 10:00 10/22/03 before Magistrate Paul R. Cherry (cc: all counsel) (smb) (Entered: 10/10/2003)

Oct. 10, 2003

Oct. 10, 2003

63

MOTION by plaintiff & intervenor plaintiffs for protective order to prohibit defendant's taking further depositions of the named individuals (sda) Modified on 10/15/2003 (Entered: 10/15/2003)

Oct. 15, 2003

Oct. 15, 2003

64

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff & intervenor plaintiffs in support of motion for protective order to prohibit defendant's taking further depositions of the named individuals [64-1] (sda) Modified on 10/15/2003 (Entered: 10/15/2003)

Oct. 15, 2003

Oct. 15, 2003

65

INDEX of exhibits filed by plaintiff & intervenor plaintiffs in support of Motion for Protective Order [63-1] (sda) (Entered: 10/15/2003)

Oct. 15, 2003

Oct. 15, 2003

66

CERTIFICATION filed by plaintiff & intervenor plaintiffs in support of Motion for Protection Order [63-1] (sda) (Entered: 10/15/2003)

Oct. 15, 2003

Oct. 15, 2003

67

MINUTES: before Magistrate Paul R. Cherry granting plaintiff's motion for enlargement of time for completion of limited discovery [46-1]. The deadline to complete discovery relating to Defendant's financial condition is 1/15/04; to complete the deposition of Adolph Flores is 1/15/04; and the deadline to identify expert witnesses is 2/17/04. Plaintiff's Motion for Sancitions and Motion to Compel are taken under advisement. Intervenor Plaintiff's Motion for Protective Order is taken under advisement. (cc: all counsel) (sda) (Entered: 10/23/2003)

Oct. 21, 2003

Oct. 21, 2003

68

RESPONSE by defendant SAC Griffith Inc to motion for protective order to prohibit defendant's taking further depositions of the named individuals [63-1] (sda) (Entered: 10/24/2003)

Oct. 23, 2003

Oct. 23, 2003

69

ORDER by Magistrate Paul R. Cherry [63-1]. The Court denies the Plaintiffs' Motion for a Protective Order in so far as it requests an order prohibiting Pepe's from taking depositions of Daisy Comer, April Harris, Suzanne Goheen, and Karen McBride and denies the Plaintiffs' Motion to preclude Pepe's from using the 7/9/03 depositions in this matter for any purpose. The Court orders that the 7/9/03 depositions are admissible in this action to the extent permitted by FRCP 32(a).(cc: all counsel) (sda) (Entered: 10/28/2003)

Oct. 24, 2003

Oct. 24, 2003

70

ORDER by Magistrate Paul R. Cherry denying EEOC's motion for sanctions for defendant's failure to make timely full Rule 26(a)(1)(A) disclosures and failure to answer fully interrogatory No.4 [49-1]. Denying as Moot as to the EEOC's motion to compel and granting as to the Unilateral Extension of the Discovery Deadline. [49-2] ; The Court orders that the prior scheduling order entered on 2/27/03 be modified as follows: Discovery ddl set for 12/5/03 ; dispositive motion ddl set for 1/5/04 ;Pretrial conference 1:00 4/5/04 before Magistrate Paul R. Cherry and the Jury trial set for 9:00 4/19/04 before Magistrate Paul R. Cherry remain intact; telephonic hearing set for 2:00 11/19/03 before Magistrate Paul R. Cherry (cc: all counsel) (sda) (Entered: 10/28/2003)

Oct. 24, 2003

Oct. 24, 2003

71

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for plaintiff EEOC by Nancy Dean Edmonds (sda) (Entered: 10/29/2003)

Oct. 28, 2003

Oct. 28, 2003

72

MOTION for Extension of Time to Conduct Discovery by Defendant SAC Griffith Inc. (sda, ) (Entered: 11/03/2003)

Oct. 31, 2003

Oct. 31, 2003

73

MEMORANDUM in Support of MOTION for Extension of Time to Conduct Discovery filed by SAC Griffith Inc. (sda, ) (Entered: 11/03/2003)

Oct. 31, 2003

Oct. 31, 2003

74

MOTION to Stay Civil Proceedings by Defendant SAC Griffith Inc. (sda, ) (Entered: 11/04/2003)

Nov. 3, 2003

Nov. 3, 2003

75

IDENTIFICATION of Class Members filed by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(sda, ) Modified on 11/17/2003 (sda, ). (Entered: 11/14/2003)

Nov. 12, 2003

Nov. 12, 2003

76

RESPONSE in Opposition re 74 Defendant's Motion to Stay filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibits 1 & 2)(sda, ) (Entered: 11/18/2003)

Nov. 17, 2003

Nov. 17, 2003

77

RESPONSE in Opposition to Defendant's 72 MOTION for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 through 12)(sda, ) (Entered: 11/20/2003)

Nov. 18, 2003

Nov. 18, 2003

78

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Paul R Cherry : Telephonic Motion Hearing held on 11/19/2003 with Atnys Maple, Meihofer, Schwerd. Argument heard re 72 MOTION for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery filed by SAC Griffith Inc, and EEOC's request for Rule 37(a)(4)(A) sanctions against Pepes. Issues taken under advisement; Pltf given to 11/24/03 in which to reply to Dfns Motion to Stay filed 11/3/03 re 74. All other pretiral and trial settings remain intact at this time. (smb, ) (Entered: 11/25/2003)

Nov. 19, 2003

Nov. 19, 2003

79

ORDER granting 72 Defendant's MOTION for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery filed by SAC Griffith Inc. Discovery Deadline extended to 12/31/2003. The Court denies the Plaintiff's request for Rule 37(a)(4)(A) sanctions requested in [DE60]. Signed by Judge Paul R Cherry on 11/24/03. (sda, ) (Entered: 11/26/2003)

Nov. 24, 2003

Nov. 24, 2003

80

ORDER denying 74 Defendant SAC Griffith, Inc.'s Motion to Stay Civil Proceedings. Signed by Judge Paul R Cherry on 12/12/03. (sda, ) (Entered: 12/17/2003)

Dec. 12, 2003

Dec. 12, 2003

81

NOTICE of Appearance by Jo Ann Farnsworth on behalf of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (sda, ) (Entered: 01/12/2004)

Jan. 9, 2004

Jan. 9, 2004

82

NOTICE of Appearance by Kenneth L Bird on behalf of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (sda, ) (Entered: 03/04/2004)

March 3, 2004

March 3, 2004

Set/Reset Hearings: At request of Intervenor Pltfs, and without objection, theFinal Pretrial Conference set for 1:00 4/5/04 is RESCHEDULED to 4/1/2004 11:30 AM in Hammond before Magistrate Judge Paul R Cherry. Parties are to file a complete PTO, any necesary trial briefs, written mtn(s) in limine, if any, final jury instructions provided on disk/latest WP version, and any proposed voir dire at the time of the Final PTC. (smb) (Entered: 03/12/2004)

March 12, 2004

March 12, 2004

83

MOTION in Limine to Prevent Evidence of or Reference to Drugs by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Bird, Kenneth) (Entered: 04/01/2004)

April 1, 2004

April 1, 2004

84

MEMORANDUM in Support of 83 MOTION in Limine to Prevent Evidence of or Reference to Drugs filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Bird, Kenneth) (Entered: 04/01/2004)

April 1, 2004

April 1, 2004

85

STATEMENT Appendix in Support re 83 MOTION in Limine to Prevent Evidence of or Reference to Drugs , 84 Memorandum in Support filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Bird, Kenneth) (Entered: 04/01/2004)

April 1, 2004

April 1, 2004

86

Proposed Jury Instructions by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Bird, Kenneth) (Entered: 04/01/2004)

April 1, 2004

April 1, 2004

87

Proposed Voir Dire by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Bird, Kenneth) (Entered: 04/01/2004)

April 1, 2004

April 1, 2004

89

Proposed Jury Instructions by Daisy Comer, April Harris, Karen Vilella, Suzanne Williams, Tiana Wolak. (Schwerd, Robert) (Entered: 04/01/2004)

April 1, 2004

April 1, 2004

90

Proposed Voir Dire by Daisy Comer, April Harris, Karen Vilella, Suzanne Williams, Tiana Wolak. (Schwerd, Robert) (Entered: 04/01/2004)

April 1, 2004

April 1, 2004

91

MOTION in Limine to Prevent Evidence or Reference to Drugs by Intervenor Plaintiffs Daisy Comer, April Harris, Karen Vilella, Suzanne Williams, Tiana Wolak. (Schwerd, Robert) (Entered: 04/01/2004)

April 1, 2004

April 1, 2004

SEALED MOTION IN LIMINE by Intervenor Plaintiffs Daisy Comer, April Harris, Karen Vilella, Suzanne Williams, Tiana Wolak. (Schwerd, Robert) (Entered: 04/01/2004)

April 1, 2004

April 1, 2004

93

Final Pretrial Conference held on 4/1/2004 before Mag Judge Paul R Cherry. Pltf by Jo Ann Farnsworth, K Bird; Intervenor by R Schwerd. Dfns by K Meihofer, N Ruff. Discussion held on remaining issues in case. Response Briefs to all mtns in limine due 4/12/04. Proposed Pretrial Order submitted for approval. Dft to provide more specific and identifiable list of trial exhibit(s)to Pltf as directed in open Court. Trial reaffirmed for 8:30 4/19/04 for jury selection. Parties to notify Court of any settlement no later than April 15 otherwise be subject to jury costs. Parties agree to meet immediately following this conference to discuss settlement. (smb) (Entered: 04/01/2004)

April 1, 2004

April 1, 2004

94

Minute Entry: Settlement negotiations undertaken by the parties w/out the Court's intervention. Parties advise Court of tentative settlement subject to their clients' approval. Plaintiffs anticipate filing consent decree and/or dismissal on or before 4/9/04. The trial date of 4/19/04 remains INTACT pending receipt of settlement documentation. (smb) (Entered: 04/01/2004)

April 1, 2004

April 1, 2004

95

SEALED MOTION consisting of Motion, Memo in Support & Affidavit by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (sda, ) (Entered: 04/01/2004)

April 1, 2004

April 1, 2004

96

MOTION to Seal Document [95] SEALED MOTION by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Farnsworth, Jo Ann) (Entered: 04/05/2004)

April 5, 2004

April 5, 2004

97

JOINT MOTION to Approve and enter Consent Decree by Parties.(sda, ) (Entered: 04/07/2004)

April 6, 2004

April 6, 2004

98

ORDER granting 96 Motion to Seal Document [95] SEALED MOTION . Signed by Judge Paul R Cherry on 4/6/04. (sda, ) (Entered: 04/07/2004)

April 6, 2004

April 6, 2004

100

CONSENT DECREE ENTERED, ***Civil Case Terminated. Signed by Judge Paul R Cherry on 4/7/04. (sda, ) (Entered: 04/09/2004)

April 7, 2004

April 7, 2004

Case Details

State / Territory: Indiana

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Aug. 30, 2002

Closing Date: April 7, 2009

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

SAC Griffith, Inc. (Griffith, IN), Private Entity/Person

SAC Griffith, Inc., 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: 90000

Order Duration: 2004 - 2009

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Retaliation Prohibition

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Implement complaint/dispute resolution process

Reporting

Monitoring

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit