Case: EEOC v. LENNOX INDUSTRIES INC

0:97-cv-01540 | U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota

Filed Date: June 30, 1997

Closed Date: 1998

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Case Summary

In June 1997, the EEOC district office in Milwaukee, Wisconsin brought this suit against Lennox Industries, Inc. and Lennox International, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. The complaint is currently unavailable. The parties settled in May 1998. A consent decree was entered in which the defendants had to pay a total of $6.2 million dollars, post anti-discrimination notices, provide all managers and supervisors who deal with employment decisions training on the ADEA, create an internal review process to review the resignation, retirement, demotion, termination, or other reason of departure of any district sales manager to make sure age wasn't a factor, and audit all personnel records, evaluation forms, human resources planning documents, and other employment documents to ensure that age related information wasn't improperly used in employment decisions.

Summary Authors

Jennifer Solomon (6/9/2007)

People


Judge(s)

Rosenbaum, James Michael (Minnesota)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Black, Richard W. (District of Columbia)

Brandt, Craig A. (Minnesota)

Snyder, Stephen J. (Minnesota)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Cuaderes, Eduardo F (Texas)

Manthey, Ronald E. (Texas)

Other Attorney(s)

Active

Active

Expert/Monitor/Master

Mayeron, Janie S. (Minnesota)

Judge(s)

Rosenbaum, James Michael (Minnesota)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Black, Richard W. (District of Columbia)

Brandt, Craig A. (Minnesota)

Snyder, Stephen J. (Minnesota)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Cuaderes, Eduardo F (Texas)

Manthey, Ronald E. (Texas)

Other Attorney(s)

Tyndall, Brian C. (Wisconsin)

Zimmerman, Lloyd B. (Minnesota)

Expert/Monitor/Master

Mayeron, Janie S. (Minnesota)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

0:97-cv-01540

Docket

EEOC v. Lennox Industries Inc, et al

Aug. 25, 1999

Aug. 25, 1999

Docket
22

0:97-cv-01540

96-01083

Consent Decree

Foster and EEOC v. Lennox Industries

May 5, 1998

May 5, 1998

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

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

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT - Summons issued. Assigned to Judge Ann D. Montgomery per 440 civil rights list and referred to Magistrate Judge Arthur J. Boylan (4-97 AD 556). (7 pgs) (JMR) Modified on 07/01/1997 (Entered: 07/01/1997)

June 30, 1997

June 30, 1997

1

DEMAND for jury trial by plaintiff (JMR) (Entered: 07/01/1997)

June 30, 1997

June 30, 1997

Companion or related case 4-96-1083 JMR / FLN (JMR) Modified on 07/01/1997 (Entered: 07/01/1997)

June 30, 1997

June 30, 1997

2

PETITION AND ORDER for admission pro hac vice ( Clerk Francis E. Dosal ) on behalf of defendants by Ronald E Manthey (1 pg) (JMR) (Entered: 07/16/1997)

July 14, 1997

July 14, 1997

3

PETITION AND ORDER for admission pro hac vice ( Clerk Francis E. Dosal ) on behalf of defendants by Eduardo F Cuaderes Jr (1 pg) (JMR) (Entered: 07/16/1997)

July 14, 1997

July 14, 1997

4

Summons - RETURN OF SERVICE executed upon CT Corp. in Minnesota on behalf of defendants on 7/1/97 & CT Corp. in Texas executed on behalf of deft. Lennox Industries only on 7/10/97 (3 pgs) (JMR) (Entered: 07/16/1997)

July 14, 1997

July 14, 1997

5

STIPULATION AND ORDER (Magistrate Judge Arthur J. Boylan) extending time which defts may move, answer, or otherwise plead to 7/30/97 (cc: all counsel) (2 pgs) (JMR) (Entered: 07/22/1997)

July 18, 1997

July 18, 1997

6

ANSWER by dfts. 5pgs (PAK) (Entered: 08/02/1997)

July 30, 1997

July 30, 1997

7

RETURN OF MARSHAL SERVICE executed upon defendant Lennox International on 7/23/97 (1 pg) (JMR) (Entered: 08/14/1997)

Aug. 5, 1997

Aug. 5, 1997

8

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for plaintiff by Brian Tyndall (2 pgs) (JMR) (Entered: 08/18/1997)

Aug. 15, 1997

Aug. 15, 1997

9

ORDER FOR REASSIGNMENT OF RELATED CASES ( Judge James M. Rosenbaum / 8/12/97 & Judge Ann D. Montgomery / 8/14/97) Case reassigned to Judge James M. Rosenbaum per the 440 Civil Rights List and Case referred to Magistrate Judge Franklin L. Noel . (Related case 4-96-1083) (cc: all counsel) (2ps) (CJF) (Entered: 08/22/1997)

Aug. 20, 1997

Aug. 20, 1997

10

REVISED STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER (Magistrate Judge Franklin L. Noel) (cc: all counsel) (12 pgs) (DFL) (Entered: 10/30/1997)

Oct. 29, 1997

Oct. 29, 1997

11

NOTICE AND MOTION by plaintiff for protective order , for order to preclude Rule 30 deposition (to Magistrate Judge Franklin L. Noel) , ret. 12/8/97 at 9:30 a.m. (2 pgs) (DFL) (Entered: 12/01/1997)

Nov. 24, 1997

Nov. 24, 1997

13

DECLARATION of re motion for protective order [11-1], re motion for order to preclude Rule 30 deposition [11-2] (7 pgs) (DFL) (Entered: 12/01/1997)

Nov. 24, 1997

Nov. 24, 1997

14

DECLARATION of Lloyd B. Zimmerman re motion for protective order [11-1], re motion for order to preclude Rule 30 deposition [11-2] (4+ pgs) (DFL) (Entered: 12/01/1997)

Nov. 24, 1997

Nov. 24, 1997

15

RESPONSE by defendants to motion for protective order [11-1] (19 pgs) (DFL) (Entered: 12/05/1997)

Dec. 3, 1997

Dec. 3, 1997

16

AFFIDAVIT of Eduardo F. Cauderes Jr. regarding response [15-1] (25 pgs) (DFL) (Entered: 12/05/1997)

Dec. 3, 1997

Dec. 3, 1997

17

MINUTES: (Magistrate Judge Franklin L. Noel) granting EEOC's motion for protective order precluding deposition [11-1] [11-2] (1 pg) (JMR) (Entered: 12/08/1997)

Dec. 8, 1997

Dec. 8, 1997

18

ORDER ( Magistrate Judge Franklin L. Noel / 12/12) EEOC's motion for a protective order is granted [11] (cc: all counsel) (1 pg) (SJH) (Entered: 12/12/1997)

Dec. 12, 1997

Dec. 12, 1997

19

BRIEF by pltf in support of Magistrate Judge's order [11-1] granting motion for protective order. [11-2]. (10pgs0 (CJF) (Entered: 01/12/1998)

Jan. 12, 1998

Jan. 12, 1998

20

ORDER (Judge James M. Rosenbaum / 2/13/98) affirming the Magistrate's 12/12/98 order [18-1] (cc: all counsel) (2 pgs) (JMR) (Entered: 02/18/1998)

Feb. 17, 1998

Feb. 17, 1998

21

STIPULATION AND ORDER (Magistrate Judge Franklin L. Noel) permitting the depositions of Linda Alvarado and Philip Zink to be taken after discovery cut-off (cc: all counsel) (5 pgs) (DFL) (Entered: 03/17/1998)

March 16, 1998

March 16, 1998

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Copy of CONSENT JUDGMENT by Judge James M. Rosenbaum that: 1. The consent decree is approved and adopted in its entirety; 2. The two consolidated actions referenced in the consent decree (case nos. 4-96-1083 and 97-1540) and all claims and defenses asserted are hereby dismissed with prejudice and on the merits; and 3. This Court will retain jurisdiction over the consent decree for a period of 42 months as necessary to enforce the provisions of the decree (cc: all counsel) (25+ pgs) (SJH) (Entered: 05/11/1998)

May 8, 1998

May 8, 1998

23

MINUTES:( Magistrate Judge Arthur J. Boylan )Finald Settlement - Case Settled. 1pg(s) (PAK) (Entered: 08/26/1999)

Aug. 25, 1999

Aug. 25, 1999

Case Details

State / Territory: Minnesota

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: June 30, 1997

Closing Date: 1998

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

Lennox International, Inc., Private Entity/Person

Lennox Industries, Inc., Private Entity/Person

Lennox Industries, Inc., Private Entity/Person

Case Details

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: 6000000

Order Duration: 1998 - 2001

Content of Injunction:

Reporting

Discrimination Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Auditing

Recordkeeping

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits