Case: EEOC v. MUHLENBERG COLLEGE

2:02-cv-07430 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Filed Date: Sept. 24, 2002

Closed Date: 2004

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Case Summary

In September 2002 the Philadelphia office of the EEOC brought this Title VII suit against Muhlenberg College in the U.S. District for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The complaint alleged that the defendant discriminated against the claimant by denying the claimant tenure because of his national origin (Chinese). The court granted the defendant's motion for summary judgment in April 2004, holding that the defendant denied the claimant tenure because of legitimate non-discriminatory reasons. The EEOC filed an appeal in June 2004, and the Third Circuit affirmed the decision of the district court in May 2005. See EEOC v. Muhlenberg College, 131 F. App'x. 807 (3d Cir. 2005).

Summary Authors

Kevin Wilemon (6/8/2007)

People


Judge(s)

Alito, Samuel A. Jr. (District of Columbia)

Caracappa, Linda K. (Pennsylvania)

Rosenn, Max (Pennsylvania)

Smith, David Brooks (Pennsylvania)

Judge(s)

Alito, Samuel A. Jr. (District of Columbia)

Caracappa, Linda K. (Pennsylvania)

Rosenn, Max (Pennsylvania)

Smith, David Brooks (Pennsylvania)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket

April 30, 2004 Docket
19

Order on Defense Motion for Summary Judgment

2004 WL 945161

April 30, 2004 Order/Opinion
18

Judgment

April 30, 2004 Order/Opinion

Opinion: Court of Appeals

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

131 Fed.Appx. 807, 2005 U.S.App.LEXIS 8721

May 17, 2005 Order/Opinion

Docket

Last updated May 13, 2022

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT against MUHLENBERG COLLEGE , filed by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION.(aam, ) (Entered: 09/24/2002)

Sept. 24, 2002

Summons Issued as to MUHLENBERG COLLEGE.1 given To: Counsel on 9/24/02 (aam, ) (Entered: 09/24/2002)

Sept. 24, 2002

DEMAND for Trial by Jury by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION. (aam, ) (Entered: 09/24/2002)

Sept. 24, 2002
2

SUMMONS Returned Executed by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION. MUHLENBERG COLLEGE served on 9/27/2002, answer due 10/17/2002. (fdc) (Entered: 10/09/2002)

Oct. 9, 2002
3

DEFENDANT, MUHLENBERG COLLEGE'S Answer to Complaint with Affirmative Defenses, Jury Demand, Certificate of Service.(fdc) Additional attachment(s) added on 12/2/2002 (ldb, ). (Entered: 10/16/2002)

Oct. 16, 2002

Issue Joined (fdc, ) (Entered: 10/16/2002)

Oct. 16, 2002
4

ORDER THAT ALL DISCOVERY SHALL BE COMPLETED BY 12/31/2003, FOLLOWING WHICH THIS CASE SHALL BE PLACED IN THE TRIAL POOL IN THE LEGAL INTELLIGENCER ETC.. SIGNED BY JUDGE FRANKLIN S. VAN ANTWERPEN ON 3/12/03. 3/12/03 ENTERED AND COPIES BY CHAMBERS(ph, ) (Entered: 03/12/2003)

March 12, 2003
6

NOTICE of Withdrawal of Appearance by ATTORNEY JOAN R. SHEAK on behalf of DEFENDANT MUHLENBERG COLLEGE, Certificate of Service. (ky, ) (Entered: 03/21/2003)

March 21, 2003
7

MOTION for Protective Order filed by MUHLENBERG COLLEGE.Memorandum, Certificate of Counsel and Certificate of Service. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit A)(CONRAD, NANCY) (Entered: 05/13/2003)

May 13, 2003
8

STIPULATION RELATING TO CONFIDENTIALITY OF DISCOVERY MATERIALS by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION, MUHLENBERG COLLEGE. (CONRAD, NANCY) (FILED IN ERROR BY ATTORNEY; FORWARDED TO JUDGE) Modified on 5/14/2003 (np). (Entered: 05/13/2003)

May 13, 2003
9

ORDER THAT PLAINTIFF'S MOTION TO COMPEL DISCOVERY AND FOR OTHER RELIEF FILED MAY 14, 2003 IS HEREBY DENIED WITHOUT PREJUDICE. SIGNED BY JUDGE FRANKLIN S. VAN ANTWERPEN ON 5/15/03. 5/16/03 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED.(fdc) (Entered: 05/16/2003)

May 16, 2003
10

ORDER THAT THE STIPULATION RELATING TO THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF DISCOVERY MATERIALS SUBMITTED TO THE COURT ON MAY 13, 2003 IS HEREBY APPROVED BUT ONLY TO THE EXTENT THAT WE CAN DO SO AS A PRIVATE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE PARTIES WHO HAVE ASSENTED TO IT. IT IS UNDERSTOOD THAT THIS ORDER IS NOT FINAL AND THE COURT RETAINS JURISDICTION AND THE RIGHT TO MODIFY OR SET ASIDE THIS ORDER ON ITS OWN MOTION OR ON THE PROPER APPLICATION OF THIRD PARTIES CONSISTENT WITH FRCP 26(C)(7) AND THE HOLDINGS IN PANSY V. BOROUGH OF STROUDSBURG, 23 F. 3D 772 (3D CIR. 1994) AND LEUCADIA, INC. V. APPLIED EXTRUSION TECHNOLOGIES, INC., 998 F.2D 157, 161-164 (3D CIR. 1993). IN ANY SUCH PROCEEDING, THE BURDEN SHALL BE UPON THOSE PARTIES SEEKING CONFIDENTIALITY TO DEMONSTRATE GOOD CAUSE FOR CONFIDENTIALITY AND THAT ANY INJURY FROM DISCLOSURE OUTWEIGHS THE PRESUMPTION OF OPENNESS AND THE RIGHT OF PUBLIC ACCESS. WITH THIS UNDERSTANDING, THE PROTECTIVE ORDER IS DEEMED SIGNED AND ENTERED BY THE COURT. SIGNED BY JUDGE FRANKLIN S. VAN ANTWERPEN ON 5/15/03. 5/16/03 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED.(fdc) (Entered: 05/16/2003)

May 16, 2003
11

ORDER THAT THE DEFENDANT'S MOTION FOR A RULE 26(C) PROTECTIVE ORDER IS DENIED WITHOUT PREJUDICE. SIGNED BY JUDGE FRANKLIN S. VAN ANTWERPEN ON 5/16/03.5/19/03 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED. (fdc) (Entered: 05/19/2003)

May 19, 2003
12

ORDER THAT THE MOTION OF MUHLENBERG COLLEGE FOR RULE 26(C) PROTECTIVE ORDER IS GRANTED IN PART, AND DENIED IN PART. SIGNED BY JUDGE LINDA K. CARACAPPA ON 6/6/03. 6/17/03 ENTERED AND FAXED BY CHAMBERS.(fdc) (Entered: 06/17/2003)

June 16, 2003
13

MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by MUHLENBERG COLLEGE.with Certificate of Service and Brief in Support of Motion for Summary Judgment. (Attachments: # 1 Brief in Support of Summary Judgment)(CONRAD, NANCY) (Entered: 03/16/2004)

March 16, 2004
14

EXHIBITS to Brief of DEFENDANT MUHLENBERG COLLEGE in Support of its Motion for Summary Judgment pursuant to FRCP 56. (fdc) (Entered: 03/17/2004)

March 17, 2004
15

STIPULATION AND ORDER THAT PLAINTIFF EEOC IS GRANTED A FOURTEEN (14) DAY EXTENSION TO RESPOND TO DEFENDANT MUHLENBERG COLLEGE'S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT. THE PARTIES HAVE AGREED THAT PLAINTIFF'S RESPONSE TO DEFENDANT MUHLENBERG COLLEGE'S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT IS DUE ON APRIL 19, 2004. SIGNED BY JUDGE FRANKLIN S. VAN ANTWERPEN ON 3/29/04. 3/30/04 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED.(fdc) (Entered: 03/30/2004)

March 30, 2004
16

PLAINTIFF, EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION'S Brief in Opposition to Defendant Muhlenberg College's Motion for Summary Judgment, Certificate of Service. (fdc) (Entered: 04/19/2004)

April 16, 2004
17

EXHIBITS to PLAINTIFF, EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION'S Memorandum of Law in Support of EEOC'S Opposition to Defendant Muhlenberg College's Motion for Summary Judgment. (fdc) (Entered: 04/19/2004)

April 16, 2004
18

MEMORANDUM AND ORDER THAT DEFENDANT'S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT IS GRANTED; THIS CASE IS CLOSED. SIGNED BY JUDGE FRANKLIN S. VAN ANTWERPEN ON 4/29/04. 4/30/04 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED.(fdc) (Entered: 04/30/2004)

April 30, 2004
19

ORDER THAT JUDGMENT IS HEREBY ENTERED IN FAVOR OF DEFENDANT MUHLENBERG COLLEGE AGAINST PLAINTIFF EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION WITH REGARD TO ALL CLAIMS. SIGNED BY JUDGE FRANKLIN S. VAN ANTWERPEN ON 4/29/04. 4/30/04 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED.(fdc) (Entered: 04/30/2004)

April 30, 2004
20

NOTICE OF APPEAL as to 18 Memorandum & Opinion by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION. Copies to Judge, Clerk USCA, Appeals Clerk and NANCY A. CONRAD, JACQUELINE H. MCNAIR, JUDITH A. O'BOYLE (fdc, ) (Entered: 06/24/2004)

June 23, 2004
21

Clerk's Notice to USCA re [20] Notice of Appeal: (fdc, ) (Entered: 06/24/2004)

June 23, 2004
22

USCA Case Number 04-2788 for [20] Notice of Appeal filed by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION. (ke) (Entered: 06/28/2004)

June 25, 2004
23

Copy of TPO Form re [20] Notice of Appeal: (fdc, ) (Entered: 07/07/2004)

July 6, 2004

Record Complete for Purposes of Appeal. (ig, ) (Entered: 07/07/2004)

July 7, 2004

State / Territory: Pennsylvania

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 24, 2002

Closing Date: 2004

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

Muhlenberg College (Allentown, PA), Private Entity/Person

Muhlenberg College , Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Monetary Relief

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Defendant

Nature of Relief:

None

Source of Relief:

None

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Promotion

Discrimination-basis:

National origin discrimination

Race:

Asian/Pacific Islander

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits