Case: EEOC v. ETHAN ALLEN INC.

1:98-cv-00327 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York

Filed Date: May 20, 1998

Closed Date: July 20, 2001

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Case Summary

In May 1998 the New York district office of the EEOC brought this suit against Ethan Allen, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York. The complaint is unavailable, and the exact allegations brought by the EEOC are unknown. The defendant filed a motion for partial summary judgment in December 1999, which was denied in February 2001. The case was settled by the entry of a consent decree in July 2001.

Summary Authors

Kevin Wilemon (10/16/2007)

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1:98-cv-00327

Docket

EEOC v. Ethan Allen, Inc.

July 20, 2001

July 20, 2001

Docket

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Docket

Last updated Aug. 13, 2022, 3:06 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT filed; (JMD) (Entered: 05/21/1998)

May 20, 1998

May 20, 1998

SUMMONS(ES) issued for Ethan Allen, Inc. (JMD) (Entered: 05/21/1998)

May 20, 1998

May 20, 1998

2

MOTION with Affidavit by Ethan Allen, Inc. to proceed without local counsel Motion Hearing set for 10:00 7/16/98 (SG) (Entered: 07/02/1998)

July 1, 1998

July 1, 1998

3

NOTICE of attorney appearance for Ethan Allen, Inc. by Stephen B. Harris (SG) (Entered: 07/02/1998)

July 1, 1998

July 1, 1998

11

ORDER denying [2-1] motion to proceed without local counsel ( signed by USDJ Richard J. Arcara ) Notice and copy of order sent to Stephen B. Harris, James L. Lee**Order was filed a second time on the motion and put in file, discovered 2/24/99** (SG) (Entered: 02/25/1999)

July 8, 1998

July 8, 1998

4

MOTION by Ethan Allen, Inc. to Extend Time to respond to the complaint (SG) (Entered: 07/28/1998)

July 27, 1998

July 27, 1998

5

WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed as to Ethan Allen, Inc. . Request mailed on 5/27/98 . Answer due on 7/27/98 for Ethan Allen, Inc. (SG) (Entered: 07/30/1998)

July 29, 1998

July 29, 1998

6

ORDER granting [4-1] motion to Extend Time, reset Answer deadline to 8/10/98 for Ethan Allen, Inc. ( signed by USDJ Richard J. Arcara ) Notice and copy of order sent to Stephen B. Harris, James L. Lee (SG) (Entered: 08/04/1998)

July 31, 1998

July 31, 1998

7

ANSWER to Complaint by Ethan Allen, Inc. (Attorney Stephen B. Harris), (JMD) (Entered: 08/10/1998)

Aug. 7, 1998

Aug. 7, 1998

9

ORDER directing the parties to submit a proposed scheduling order by 9/10/98 (signed by USMJ Leslie G. Foschio ) Notice and copy of order sent to Stephen B. Harris, James L. Lee (SG) (Entered: 08/24/1998)

Aug. 21, 1998

Aug. 21, 1998

10

SCHEDULING ORDER setting DDL for Motions Join Parties/Amend Pleadings 11/2/98 Deadline for filing of all dispositive motions 6/26/99 ; Discovery cutoff 3/31/99 ; Pretrial conference for 2:00 6/2/99 ; Defendant's expert witness ID deadline on 5/15/99 Plaintiff's expert witness ID deadline for 5/1/99 Motions to Compel Discovery due by 4/17/99 ( signed by USMJ Leslie G. Foschio ). Notice and copy of order sent to Stephen B. Harris, James L. Lee (SG) (Entered: 09/30/1998)

Sept. 29, 1998

Sept. 29, 1998

12

NOTICE of attorney appearance for EEOC by Ann Thacher Anderson (JMD) (Entered: 04/05/1999)

April 5, 1999

April 5, 1999

13

ORDER, granting Extension of Time , reset Discovery deadline **no date given in order , reset Dispositive Motion Filing deadline to 8/31/99 (signed by USMJ Leslie G. Foschio) Notice and copy of order sent to Stephen B. Harris, Ann Thacher Anderson, James L. Lee (SG) (Entered: 04/12/1999)

April 9, 1999

April 9, 1999

14

MOTION by Ethan Allen, Inc. to Extend Time to complete discovery (SG) (Entered: 06/02/1999)

June 1, 1999

June 1, 1999

15

NOTICE of attorney appearance for Ethan Allen, Inc. by Michael R. Moravec (SG) (Entered: 06/04/1999)

June 2, 1999

June 2, 1999

Settlement conference held; parties to report back within 10 days (LGF) (SG) (Entered: 06/10/1999)

June 2, 1999

June 2, 1999

16

ORDER granting defendants [14-1] motion to Extend Time to complete discovery, all fact Discovery shall conclude on 7/1/99 , dispositive Motions if any shall be filed no later than 8/31/99 ( signed by USMJ Leslie G. Foschio ) Notice and copy of order sent to Michael R. Moravec, Stephen B. Harris, Ann Thacher Anderson, James L. Lee (JMD) (Entered: 06/14/1999)

June 14, 1999

June 14, 1999

17

ORDER, to Amend the Court's [16-1] scheduling order , all fact Discovery shall conclude 8/31/99 , dispositive Motion s shall be filed by 9/30/99 ( signed by USMJ Leslie G. Foschio ) Notice and copy of order sent to R. Moravec, Stephen B. Harris, Ann Thacher Anderson, James L. Lee (JMD) (Entered: 06/30/1999)

June 30, 1999

June 30, 1999

Pre-trial tele-conference held; Court advises it would allow defendant maximum 30 minutes in deposition of one plaintiff limited to questions of relationship with former supervisor (LGF) (SG) (Entered: 11/30/1999)

Nov. 19, 1999

Nov. 19, 1999

19

MOTION by Ethan Allen, Inc. for Partial Summary Judgment (SG) (Entered: 01/04/2000)

Dec. 30, 1999

Dec. 30, 1999

20

MEMORANDUM by Ethan Allen, Inc. in support of [19-1] motion for Partial Summary Judgment by Ethan Allen, Inc. (SG) (Entered: 01/04/2000)

Dec. 30, 1999

Dec. 30, 1999

21

STATEMENT OF FACTS by Ethan Allen, Inc. [19-1] motion for Partial Summary Judgment by Ethan Allen, Inc. (SG) (Entered: 01/04/2000)

Dec. 30, 1999

Dec. 30, 1999

22

AFFIDAVIT with Exhibits by Ethan Allen, Inc. in support of [19-1] motion for Partial Summary Judgment by Ethan Allen, Inc. (SG) (Entered: 01/04/2000)

Dec. 30, 1999

Dec. 30, 1999

23

ORDER, plaintiff shall file a Response to defendants [19-1] motion for Partial Summary Judgment by 2/4/00 , defendant shall file a Reply thereto by 2/18/00 ( signed by USMJ Leslie G. Foschio ) Notice and copy of order sent to Michael R. Moravec, Stephen B. Ann Thacher Anderson, James L. Lee (JMD) (Entered: 01/10/2000)

Jan. 7, 2000

Jan. 7, 2000

24

COUNTER STATEMENT OF FACTS by plaintiff EEOC in opposition to defendants [21-1] statement of facts. (JMD) (Entered: 02/07/2000)

Feb. 4, 2000

Feb. 4, 2000

25

BRIEF by plaintiff EEOC in opposition to [19-1] motion for Partial Summary Judgment (JMD) (Entered: 02/07/2000)

Feb. 4, 2000

Feb. 4, 2000

26

AFFIDAVIT by Ann Thacher Anderson counsel for plaintiff with attached exhibits and excerpts from depositions and documents exchanged during discovery (JMD) (Entered: 02/07/2000)

Feb. 4, 2000

Feb. 4, 2000

27

REPLY BRIEF by Ethan Allen, Inc. to response to [19-1] motion for Partial Summary Judgment by Ethan Allen, Inc. (SG) (Entered: 02/23/2000)

Feb. 18, 2000

Feb. 18, 2000

28

REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS of USMJ Leslie G. Foschio recommending that defendants motion for partial summary judgment should be denied . Case no longer referred to USMJ Leslie G. Foschio . Notice and copy to Michael R. Moravec, Stephen B. Harris, Ann Thacher Anderson, James L. Lee Objections due ten days from receipt. (JMD) (Entered: 10/13/2000)

Oct. 12, 2000

Oct. 12, 2000

29

MOTION with Affidavit by Ethan Allen, Inc. to Extend Time to file objections to the Report and Recommendation (SG) (Entered: 10/26/2000)

Oct. 24, 2000

Oct. 24, 2000

Deadline updated; Objections reset to 11/20/00 for [28-1] report and recommendations (SG) (Entered: 11/01/2000)

Oct. 31, 2000

Oct. 31, 2000

31

OBJECTION by Ethan Allen, Inc. to [28-1] report and recommendations (SG) (Entered: 11/29/2000)

Nov. 20, 2000

Nov. 20, 2000

32

RESPONSE by plaintiff EEOC to [31-1] objection to report and recommendation by Ethan Allen, Inc. (JMD) (Entered: 12/12/2000)

Dec. 8, 2000

Dec. 8, 2000

NOTICE(RJA) oral argument on objections to report and recommendation set for 9:00 am on 1/26/01 (JMD) (Entered: 12/12/2000)

Dec. 11, 2000

Dec. 11, 2000

33

NOTICE of attorney appearance for EEOC by Michelle A. Caiola (SG) (Entered: 01/29/2001)

Jan. 23, 2001

Jan. 23, 2001

34

Minute entry: oral argument on defendants objections to report and recommendation argument held, decision reserved order to follow, jury selection and trial set for 9:30 am on 5/9/01, Final Pretrial Conference set for 2:00 pm on 5/7/01 briefing on damages set as follows: plaintiffs papers due 2/28/01, defendants response papers due 3/24/01 RJ A (JMD) (Entered: 02/15/2001)

Jan. 26, 2001

Jan. 26, 2001

Deadline updated; set Brief deadline to 2/28/01 , Response due 3/24/01 (JMD) (Entered: 02/15/2001)

Jan. 26, 2001

Jan. 26, 2001

35

ORDER denying [19-1] motion for Partial Summary Judgment, set Pretrial Conference for 5/7/01 ( signed by USDJ Richard J. Arcara ) Notice and copy of order sent to Michael R. Moravec, Stephen B. Harris, Michelle A. Caiola, Ann Thacher Anderson, James L. Lee (SG) (Entered: 02/16/2001)

Feb. 14, 2001

Feb. 14, 2001

36

MEMORANDUM by EEOC Re: damages (SG) (Entered: 03/01/2001)

Feb. 28, 2001

Feb. 28, 2001

37

REPLY by Ethan Allen, Inc. . [36-1] memorandum by EEOC (SG) (Entered: 03/26/2001)

March 23, 2001

March 23, 2001

38

Pre-trial conference adjourned generally pending receipt of settlement papers; NO APPEARANCES; Jury Selection and trial scheduled for 5/9/01 is also adjourned generally (RJA) (SG) (Entered: 05/24/2001)

May 7, 2001

May 7, 2001

NOTICE from chambers (RJA) Meeting set for 9:00 on 8/3/01. (DLC) (Entered: 07/19/2001)

July 17, 2001

July 17, 2001

39

CONSENT DECREE ( by USDJ Richard J. Arcara ) Notice and copy to Michael R. Moravec, Stephen B. Harris, Michelle A. Caiola, Ann Thacher Anderson, James L. Lee (JMD) (Entered: 07/23/2001)

July 20, 2001

July 20, 2001

Case closed (JMD) (Entered: 07/23/2001)

July 20, 2001

July 20, 2001

Case Details

State / Territory: New York

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: May 20, 1998

Closing Date: July 20, 2001

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

Ethan Allen, 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