Case: EEOC v. THERMAL INDUSTRIES, INC.

2:01-cv-01791 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Filed Date: Sept. 26, 2001

Closed Date: Nov. 4, 2002

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Case Summary

In September 2001, the Pittsburgh Area Office of the EEOC filed this suit against Thermal Industries, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. The only document publicly available regarding this case is the docket; therefore, the exact allegations involved are unknown. After some discovery disputes, the parties participated in court-ordered mediation in October 2002 which resulted in a settlement through a consent decree in November 2002.

Summary Authors

Michele Marxkors (6/14/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:01-cv-01791

Docket

EEOC v. Thermal Industries, Inc.

Dec. 30, 2002

Dec. 30, 2002

Docket

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 13, 2022, 3:02 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT with summons issued; jury demand (aen) (Entered: 09/26/2001)

Sept. 26, 2001

Sept. 26, 2001

2

RETURN OF SERVICE executed as to THERMAL INDUSTRIES 10/15/01 Answer due on 11/4/01 for THERMAL INDUSTRIES (aen) (Entered: 10/22/2001)

Oct. 22, 2001

Oct. 22, 2001

3

ANSWER to Complaint by THERMAL INDUSTRIES (Attorney Albert S. Lee) (aen) (Entered: 11/05/2001)

Nov. 5, 2001

Nov. 5, 2001

5

AMENDED DISCLOSURE statement by THERMAL INDUSTRIES (aen) (Entered: 11/20/2001)

Nov. 20, 2001

Nov. 20, 2001

6

PROPOSED DISCOVERY PLAN pursuant to Rule 26(f) by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPP, THERMAL INDUSTRIES (aen) (Entered: 12/10/2001)

Dec. 10, 2001

Dec. 10, 2001

7

MOTION by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPP to Compel with Proposed Order. (aen) (Entered: 02/20/2002)

Feb. 20, 2002

Feb. 20, 2002

8

CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER setting Pretrial Statements for Plaintiffs due 5/2/02 ; Pretrial Statements for Defendants due 5/22/02 ; Motion Filing deadline due 6/3/02 ; Response to motions due 7/15/02 ; Jury Trial set for 9:30 12/2/02 ; ( signed by Judge Gary L. Lancaster on 3/13/02 ) CM all parties of record. (aen) (Entered: 03/13/2002)

March 13, 2002

March 13, 2002

Deadline updated; Response to Motion set to 3/25/02 for [7-1] motion to Compel (aen) (Entered: 03/13/2002)

March 13, 2002

March 13, 2002

9

MOTION by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPP to Extend Time of Discovery and Deadlines with Proposed Order. (aen) (Entered: 03/22/2002)

March 22, 2002

March 22, 2002

10

ORDER granting [9-1] motion to Extend Time of Discovery and Deadlines, to reset Case Management Order Deadlines: Discovery cutoff to 6/12/02 ; Pretrial Statements for Plaintiffs due 7/2/02 ; Pretrial Statements for Defendants due 7/22/02 ; Motion filing Deadline due 8/2/02 ; Response to motions due 8/23/02 ; Motion in Limine due 10/21/02 Response to Motion in Limine due 11/1/02 ( signed by Judge Gary L. Lancaster on 4/2/02 ) CM all parties of record. (aen) (Entered: 04/03/2002)

April 3, 2002

April 3, 2002

ORDER upon motion granting [7-1] motion to Compel ( signed by Judge Gary L. Lancaster on 4/2/02 ) CM all parties of record. (aen) (Entered: 04/03/2002)

April 3, 2002

April 3, 2002

11

MOTION by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPP for Sanctions with Proposed Order. (aen) (Entered: 04/05/2002)

April 5, 2002

April 5, 2002

12

MOTION by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPP for Sanctions and to enforce Court order with Proposed Order. (aen) (Entered: 04/18/2002)

April 18, 2002

April 18, 2002

13

MOTION by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPP to Compel answer to pltfs interrogatories (second set ) and Second Request for Production of Documents with Proposed Order. (aen) (Entered: 04/18/2002)

April 18, 2002

April 18, 2002

14

ORDER, Response to Motion set to 5/3/02 for [13-1] motion to Compel answer to pltfs interrogatories (second set ) and Second Request for Production of Documents, set to 5/3/02 for [12-1] motion for Sanctions and to enforce Court order, set to 5/3/02 for [11-1] motion for Sanctions ( signed by Judge Gary L. Lancaster on 4/22/02 ) CM all parties of record. (aen) (Entered: 04/22/2002)

April 22, 2002

April 22, 2002

15

RESPONSE by THERMAL INDUSTRIES to [12-1] motion for Sanctions and to enforce Court order by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPP (aen) (Entered: 05/07/2002)

May 6, 2002

May 6, 2002

17

Status Conference held on 5/23/02 and pltfs Motion to Compel Doc 13 Granted Orally before Judge Gary L. Lancaster [ Reporter: Richard Ford ] (aen) (Entered: 05/23/2002)

May 23, 2002

May 23, 2002

18

PRETRIAL STATEMENT by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPP (aen) (Entered: 07/02/2002)

July 2, 2002

July 2, 2002

19

PRETRIAL STATEMENT by THERMAL INDUSTRIES (aen) (Entered: 07/24/2002)

July 23, 2002

July 23, 2002

20

ORDER referring case to Mediation/Neutral Evaluation Program and Thomas Hollander is appointed Adjunct Settlement Judge. (signed by Judge Gary L. Lancaster on 9/11/02) CM all parties of record. (aen) (Entered: 09/11/2002)

Sept. 11, 2002

Sept. 11, 2002

21

Mediation/Neutral Evaluation Conference set for 9:30 9/20/02 (aen) (Entered: 09/11/2002)

Sept. 11, 2002

Sept. 11, 2002

22

Mediation/Neutral Evaluation Conference held on 10/9/02 Settlement has been reached. (aen) (Entered: 10/15/2002)

Oct. 15, 2002

Oct. 15, 2002

23

ORDER that the above case having been settled, it is ordered that the Clerk of Court is directed to mark this case Closed. ( signed by Judge Gary L. Lancaster on 10/15/02 ) CM all parties of record. (aen) (Entered: 10/16/2002)

Oct. 16, 2002

Oct. 16, 2002

Case closed (aen) (Entered: 10/16/2002)

Oct. 16, 2002

Oct. 16, 2002

PROPOSED Consent Decree, Received (aen) (Entered: 10/31/2002)

Oct. 31, 2002

Oct. 31, 2002

24

CONSENT DECREE by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPP, THERMAL INDUSTRIES with proposed order. (aen) (Entered: 11/04/2002)

Nov. 4, 2002

Nov. 4, 2002

ORDER upon motion granting [24-1] decree consent and the case is Dismissed With Prejudice. ( signed by Judge Gary L. Lancaster on 11/4/02 ) CM all parties of record. (aen) (Entered: 11/04/2002)

Nov. 4, 2002

Nov. 4, 2002

25

MOTION by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPP to Enforce Court Order , and for Sanctions with Proposed Order. (aen) (Entered: 12/30/2002)

Dec. 30, 2002

Dec. 30, 2002

Case Details

State / Territory: Pennsylvania

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 26, 2001

Closing Date: Nov. 4, 2002

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

Thermal Industries, Inc., Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Unknown

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits