Case: EEOC v. SNACK VENDING COMPANY INC

4:98-cv-00834 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas

Filed Date: Dec. 21, 1998

Closed Date: May 15, 2007

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Case Summary

The Memphis and Little Rock Offices of the EEOC filed this action in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas. The Defendant was Snack Vending Company, Inc., a provider of vending machines. The controversy involved the alleged discriminatory practices of the Defendant in hiring practices toward black applicants, as well as constructively discharging the complainant. The lawsuit was filed in December 1998 and was eventually resolved by consent decree in May of 2000. The complainant, who intervened in the case, was awarded $26,500. The company had to pay an additional $110,000 to "other identified victims of discrimination." In addition, rigorous reporting and recordkeeping requirements were imposed for the duration of the decree, which was to last for seven years.

The decree was entered in May 2000 and scheduled to last until May 2007. No further docket entries exist, so the case is closed.

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Kevin Wilemon (6/30/2007)

Clearinghouse (11/25/2018)

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Document

4:98-cv-00834

Docket (PACER)

EEOC v. Snack Vending Company, Inc.

May 15, 2000

May 15, 2000

Docket
1

4:98-cv-00834

Complaint

EEOC v. Snack Vending Company, Inc.

Dec. 21, 1998

Dec. 21, 1998

Complaint
17

4:98-cv-00834

Complaint in Intervention

EEOC v. Snack Vending Company, Inc.

Feb. 14, 2000

Feb. 14, 2000

Complaint
21

4:98-cv-00834

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Snack Vending Company, Inc.

May 15, 2000

May 15, 2000

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

Last updated Sept. 3, 2022, 3 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT w/jury demand; no summons issued (former empl) (Entered: 12/21/1998)

Dec. 21, 1998

Dec. 21, 1998

2

FIRST REQUEST by plaintiff for Admissions (vjt) (Entered: 01/08/1999)

Jan. 7, 1999

Jan. 7, 1999

3

RESPONSE by deft to requests for admission [2-1] (vjt) (Entered: 02/01/1999)

Jan. 29, 1999

Jan. 29, 1999

4

ANSWER by defendant (vjt) (Entered: 02/01/1999)

Jan. 29, 1999

Jan. 29, 1999

6

MOTION by defendant to strike class allegations (bmt) (Entered: 03/31/1999)

March 30, 1999

March 30, 1999

7

BRIEF by defendant in support of motion to strike class allegations [6-1] (bmt) (Entered: 03/31/1999)

March 30, 1999

March 30, 1999

8

STATEMENT by plaintiff in opposition to motion to strike class allegations [6-1] (bmt) (Entered: 04/12/1999)

April 12, 1999

April 12, 1999

9

NOTICE by defendant of taking deposition of Robert Storay and Margaret Dudash on 6/8/99 (bmt) (Entered: 04/28/1999)

April 28, 1999

April 28, 1999

10

SCHEDULING ORDER (DOC); jury trial set for 9:30 5/15/00 in Little Rock; discovery due 3/30/00; pretrial info sheet due 4/17/00 (cc: all counsel) (bmt) (Entered: 11/03/1999)

Nov. 2, 1999

Nov. 2, 1999

11

MOTION by movant Robert Storay to intervene (bmt) (Entered: 12/07/1999)

Dec. 6, 1999

Dec. 6, 1999

12

RESPONSE by defendant to motion to intervene [11-1] (bmt) (Entered: 12/29/1999)

Dec. 28, 1999

Dec. 28, 1999

13

REPLY brief by movant Robert Storay in support of motion to intervene [11-1] (bmt) (Entered: 01/12/2000)

Jan. 11, 2000

Jan. 11, 2000

14

ORDER by Judge Stephen M. Reasoner granting motion to intervene of Robert Storay [11-1] (cc: all counsel) (bmt) (Entered: 01/26/2000)

Jan. 26, 2000

Jan. 26, 2000

15

ORDER by Judge Stephen M. Reasoner denying motion to strike class allegations [6-1] (cc: all counsel) lej) (Entered: 02/04/2000)

Feb. 3, 2000

Feb. 3, 2000

16

ANSWER by defendant to complaint in intervention lej) (Entered: 02/10/2000)

Feb. 9, 2000

Feb. 9, 2000

17

COMPLAINT in intervention by intervenor plaintiff lej) (Entered: 02/14/2000)

Feb. 14, 2000

Feb. 14, 2000

18

MOTION by defendant to continue trial lej) (Entered: 02/24/2000)

Feb. 24, 2000

Feb. 24, 2000

19

NOTICE OF ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for plaintiff by Pamela B Dixon (bmt) (Entered: 03/01/2000)

Feb. 29, 2000

Feb. 29, 2000

20

SCHEDULING ORDER (DOC) granting motion to continue trial [18-1]; jury trial continued until 9:30 8/28/00 in Little Rock; discovery cutoff extended to 7/3/00; pretrial info sheet due by 7/31/00 (cc: all counsel) (bmt) (Entered: 05/10/2000)

May 9, 2000

May 9, 2000

21

CONSENT DECREE: by Judge Stephen M. Reasoner parties have agreed to settle all claims involved in case; deft and its supervisors, managers, officers, directors, agents, and successors are enjoined from discriminating against employees because of their race; w/in 30 days after entry of this decree, deft will pay to Robert Storay $6,150.00 in atty's fees and $20,000.00 in back pay, less normal payroll tax deductions; also w/in 30 days after the entry of this decree, deft will pay a total of $110,000.00 in back pay, less normal payroll tax deductions to the other identified victims of discrimination in accordance with instruction from the Commission concerning who will be paid and how much in back pay each person will be paid; parties will each bear their own attys' fees and

May 15, 2000

May 15, 2000

Case Details

State / Territory: Arkansas

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Dec. 21, 1998

Closing Date: May 15, 2007

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

Snack Vending Co, Inc. (Little Rock, Arkansas), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1981

Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e

State Anti-Discrimination Law

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: 136150

Order Duration: 2000 - 2007

Content of Injunction:

Comply with advertising/recruiting requirements

Follow recruitment, hiring, or promotion protocols

Discrimination Prohibition

Recordkeeping

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Reporting

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Hiring

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

Black

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit