Case: EEOC v. FORD MOTOR COMPANY & VISTEON CORPORATION

2:00-cv-74344 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Filed Date: Sept. 29, 2000

Closed Date: 2007

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Case Summary

The EEOC's Detroit office filed this suit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Detroit division against Ford Motor Company and its former subsidiary, Visteon Corporation on September 29, 2000. The suit alleged that the defendants violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by withdrawing a job offer after learning of complainant's disability and by subjecting applicants to pre-offer medical exams.

The case ended up settling and a consent decree was entered July 15, 2002. The terms of consent decree mandated Visteon paying 11 complainants a total of $415,000, in sums ranging from $5,000 to $92,619. The defendants agreed to refrain from discriminating or retaliating in violation of the ADA, and to implement ADA training for its human resources and medical personnel.

The decree was entered in 2002 and scheduled to last 2007. No further docket entries exist, so the case is closed.

Summary Authors

Jason Chester (7/19/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:00-cv-74344

Docket [PACER]

EEOC v. Ford Mtr Co, et al

July 15, 2002

July 15, 2002

Docket
1

2:00-cv-74344

Complaint

EEOC v. Ford Motor Company and Visteon Corporation

Sept. 29, 2000

Sept. 29, 2000

Complaint
2

2:00-cv-74344

First Amended Complaint

EEOC v. Ford Motor Company and Visteon Corporation

Oct. 17, 2000

Oct. 17, 2000

Complaint
20

2:00-cv-74344

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Ford Motor Company and Visteon Corporation

July 15, 2002

July 15, 2002

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4291023/eeoc-v-ford-mtr-co/

Last updated Aug. 9, 2022, 3:11 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT jury demand (kg) (Entered: 10/04/2000)

Sept. 29, 2000

Sept. 29, 2000

RECAP
2

FIRST AMENDED complaint by plaintiff with jury demand (lg) (Entered: 10/20/2000)

Oct. 17, 2000

Oct. 17, 2000

PACER
3

ORDER reassigning case from Judge John Corbett O'Meara to Judge Avern Cohn - Reason: disqualified; with proof of mailing (nh) (Entered: 10/26/2000)

Oct. 20, 2000

Oct. 20, 2000

PACER
4

AFFIRMATIVE defenses by defendants (LS) (Entered: 11/29/2000)

Nov. 20, 2000

Nov. 20, 2000

PACER
5

NOTICE by the court of setting civil status conference for 2:00 12/5/00 with proof of mailing (LS) (Entered: 11/29/2000)

Nov. 21, 2000

Nov. 21, 2000

PACER
6

APPEARANCE for plaintiff of attorney Deborah M. Barno, Adele Rapport, Robert K. Dawkins with proof of mailing (LS) (Entered: 12/04/2000)

Nov. 30, 2000

Nov. 30, 2000

PACER
7

PRETRIAL scheduling order by Judge Avern Cohn - setting deadline for discovery for 6/30/01, setting deadline for filing motions for 7/15/01, setting final pretrial conference for 2:00 10/9/01, setting civil jury trial for 9:00 10/29/01 (LS) (Entered: 12/07/2000)

Dec. 6, 2000

Dec. 6, 2000

PACER
8

PROOF of mailing by plaintiffs of first set of interrogatories and request for documents and notice of deposition (LS) (Entered: 03/01/2001)

Feb. 28, 2001

Feb. 28, 2001

PACER
9

PROOF of mailing by plaintiff of re-notice of depositions of John Boutorwick and Fred Berean (LS) (Entered: 03/22/2001)

March 21, 2001

March 21, 2001

PACER
10

ORDER reassigning case from Judge Avern Cohn to Judge Nancy G. Edmunds - Reason: disqualified; with proof of mailing (nh) (Entered: 05/16/2001)

May 15, 2001

May 15, 2001

PACER
11

PRETRIAL scheduling order by Judge Nancy G. Edmunds - setting deadline for filing dispositive motions for 7/15/01, setting deadline for final pretrial order for 10/23/01, setting final pretrial conference for 2:00 p.m. on 10/30/01 and setting civil jury trial for 11/1/01 ; with proof of mailing (dp) (Entered: 05/22/2001)

May 18, 2001

May 18, 2001

PACER
12

PROOF of mailing of plaintiff's answers to defendant's first set of interrogatories (lg) (Entered: 05/30/2001)

May 24, 2001

May 24, 2001

PACER
13

MOTION by plaintiff and defendants to amend scheduling order with brief (dp) (Entered: 06/01/2001)

May 31, 2001

May 31, 2001

PACER
14

NOTICE by EEOC to withdraw attorney Deborah M. Barno for EEOC with proof of mailing (kg) (Entered: 06/14/2001)

June 13, 2001

June 13, 2001

PACER
15

ORDER by Judge Nancy G. Edmunds granting motion to amend scheduling order by Ford Mtr Co, Visteon Corp, EEOC [13-1], setting deadline for witness list for 10/15/01, setting deadline for discovery for 12/15/01, setting deadline for filing dispositive motions for 1/15/02, setting deadline for final pretrial order for 4/18/02, setting final pretrial conference for 2:00 4/25/02, setting civil jury trial for 9:00 5/2/02 with proof of mailing [EOD Date 6/21/01] (nh) (Entered: 06/21/2001)

June 20, 2001

June 20, 2001

PACER
16

PROTECTIVE order by Judge Nancy G. Edmunds regarding confidential discovery material [EOD Date: 7/24/01] (jg) (Entered: 07/24/2001)

July 23, 2001

July 23, 2001

PACER
17

PROOF of service of preliminary witness list via facsimile and regular first class mail. (cf) (Entered: 10/19/2001)

Oct. 18, 2001

Oct. 18, 2001

PACER
18

MOTION by plaintiff and defendants to amend the scheduling order ; with brief (dp) (Entered: 10/30/2001)

Oct. 30, 2001

Oct. 30, 2001

PACER
19

ORDER by Judge Nancy G. Edmunds granting motion to amend the scheduling order by Ford Mtr Co, Visteon Corp, EEOC [18-1], and setting deadline for expert witness reports for 4/15/02, setting deadline for discovery for 6/15/02, setting deadline for filing dispositive motions for 7/15/02, setting deadline for final pretrial order for 10/17/02, setting final pretrial conference for 2:00 10/24/02, setting trailing trial docket for 9:00 11/5/02 [EOD Date 11/6/01] (cm) (Entered: 11/06/2001)

Nov. 5, 2001

Nov. 5, 2001

PACER
20

CONSENT judgment entered by Judge Nancy G. Edmunds and agreed to by Visteon Corp, Ford Mtr Co, EEOC, [EOD Date: 7/17/02] (lg) (Entered: 07/17/2002)

July 15, 2002

July 15, 2002

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: Michigan

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 29, 2000

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

Attorney Organizations:

EEOC

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Ford Motor Company (Plymouth, MI), Private Entity/Person

Visten Corporation (Plymouth, MI), Private Entity/Person

Ford Motor Company (Plymouth, MI), 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: 415000

Order Duration: 2002 - 2007

Content of Injunction:

Retaliation Prohibition

Discrimination Prohibition

Follow recruitment, hiring, or promotion protocols

Utilize objective hiring/promotion criteria

Other requirements regarding hiring, promotion, retention

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Hiring

Medical Exam / Inquiry

Discrimination-basis:

Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits