Case: EEOC v. PERFECTION STEEL TREATING, INC.

2:97-cv-70306 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Filed Date: Jan. 24, 1997

Closed Date: Feb. 5, 1998

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Case Summary

In January 1997, the Detriot Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against Perfection Steel Treating, Incorporated in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. We do not have a copy of the complaint; therefore, the exact allegations are unknown. Following discovery, a failed motion for summary judgment by the defendant, and a failed motion for partial summary judgment by the EEOC, the case went to jury trial in October 1997 and a mistrial was declared. Following a second jury trial in January and February of 1998, the jury found in favor of the defendant.

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David Friedman (3/6/2008)

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2:97-cv-70306

Docket [PACER]

EEOC v. Perfection Steel

Dec. 19, 2001

Dec. 19, 2001

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Docket

Last updated Aug. 9, 2022, 3:13 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT filed; jury demand - Receipt # USA (JC) (Entered: 01/28/1997)

Jan. 24, 1997

Jan. 24, 1997

2

FIRST AMENDED complaint by plaintiff EEOC with jury demand (ls) (Entered: 02/19/1997)

Feb. 18, 1997

Feb. 18, 1997

4

MOTION by defendant Perfection Steel for more definite statement with brief (ls) (Entered: 02/20/1997)

Feb. 19, 1997

Feb. 19, 1997

5

ANSWER by defendant Perfection Steel to amended complaint by EEOC [2-1] with jury demand (ls) (Entered: 02/20/1997)

Feb. 19, 1997

Feb. 19, 1997

5

AFFIRMATIVE defenses by defendant Perfection Steel (ls) (Entered: 02/20/1997)

Feb. 19, 1997

Feb. 19, 1997

3

PROOF of mailing by EEOC of first amended complaint (lh) (Entered: 02/20/1997)

Feb. 20, 1997

Feb. 20, 1997

6

RESPONSE by plaintiff EEOC to motion for more definite statement by Perfection Steel [4-1] with attachment (lh) (Entered: 02/27/1997)

Feb. 27, 1997

Feb. 27, 1997

SCHEDULE: by Judge Patrick J. Duggan status conference set for 2:30 3/11/97 (mo) (Entered: 02/28/1997)

Feb. 28, 1997

Feb. 28, 1997

8

ANSWER by defendant Perfection Steel to amended complaint by EEOC [2-1]; jury demand (bk) (Entered: 03/10/1997)

March 10, 1997

March 10, 1997

STATUS conference held - Judge Patrick J. Duggan (mo) (Entered: 03/11/1997)

March 11, 1997

March 11, 1997

9

PRETRIAL scheduling order by Judge Patrick J. Duggan - deadline for witness list set for 5/31/97 , deadline for discovery set for 6/30/97 , deadline for filing motions set for 7/15/97 , final pretrial conference set for 9/10/97 , civil jury trial set for 9/1/97 with proof of mailing (bk) (Entered: 03/12/1997)

March 11, 1997

March 11, 1997

10

PROOF of mailing by defendant Perfection Steel of Answers to First Set of Interrogatories and Request for Production of Documents upon plaintiff EEOC (bk) Modified on 05/23/1997 (Entered: 05/22/1997)

May 21, 1997

May 21, 1997

11

PROOFS (2) of mailing by plaintiff EEOC of First and Second Set of Interrogatories and Requests for Documents directed to defendant Perfection Steel (bk) (Entered: 05/23/1997)

May 22, 1997

May 22, 1997

12

NOTICE by plaintiff of taking deposition of Donald Paige, June 4,1997 at 9:00 a.m., Tim Wagner at 11:00 a.m., Milton Willis at 2:00 p.m., Miguel Foster on June 10, 1997 at 9:00 a.m., Sam Sammaddar at 11:00 a.m. and Lisa Johnson at 2:00 p.m. with proof of mailing (ls) (Entered: 06/02/1997)

May 30, 1997

May 30, 1997

13

PROOF of mailing of plaintiff's third set of requests for documents and things (ls) (Entered: 06/02/1997)

May 30, 1997

May 30, 1997

14

WITNESS list by defendant Perfection Steel with proof of mailing (ls) (Entered: 06/03/1997)

June 2, 1997

June 2, 1997

15

WITNESS list by plaintiff EEOC with proof of mailing (ls) (Entered: 06/05/1997)

June 4, 1997

June 4, 1997

16

FRIST amended witness list by plaintiff EEOC (ls) (Entered: 06/06/1997)

June 5, 1997

June 5, 1997

17

NOTICE by plaintiff of taking deposition of Sam Sammaddar on 6/18/97 at 10:00am with proof of mailing (ld) (Entered: 06/16/1997)

June 12, 1997

June 12, 1997

18

PROOF of mailing of EEOC's fifth set of requests for documents (lh) (Entered: 06/19/1997)

June 19, 1997

June 19, 1997

19

PROOF of mailing of EEOC's fourth set of requests for documents (lh) (Entered: 06/19/1997)

June 19, 1997

June 19, 1997

20

RE-NOTICE by plaintiff EEOC of taking deposition of Sam Sammaddar on 6/27/97 at 9:30 am (db) (Entered: 06/27/1997)

June 26, 1997

June 26, 1997

21

NOTICE by plaintiff EEOC of taking deposition of Charles Brannon on 6/30/97 at 9:00 am (db) (Entered: 06/27/1997)

June 26, 1997

June 26, 1997

22

NOTICE by plaintiff EEOC of taking deposition of Mark Methena on 6/30/97 at 11:00 am (db) (Entered: 06/27/1997)

June 26, 1997

June 26, 1997

23

PROOF of mailing by plaintiff EEOC of notices of taking deposition (db) (Entered: 06/27/1997)

June 26, 1997

June 26, 1997

25

MOTION by defendant Perfection Steel in limine prohibiting the plaintiff from using an interpreter in limine prohibiting the plaintiff from using the on-site video tape taken on May 12, 1997 pursuant to Rule 34 with brief, exhibits and proof of mailing (ew) Modified on 07/25/1997 (Entered: 07/16/1997)

July 15, 1997

July 15, 1997

25

MOTION by defendant Perfection Steel for summary judgment with notice, brief and exhibits (ew) Modified on 07/25/1997 (Entered: 07/25/1997)

July 15, 1997

July 15, 1997

26

AMENDED proof of mailing of defendant's motion in limine, brief, defendant's motion for summary judgment, and notice of hearing (lh) Modified on 07/25/1997 (Entered: 07/21/1997)

July 17, 1997

July 17, 1997

27

ORDER by Judge Patrick J. Duggan establishing trailing docket for the period of September and October 1997 (ls) (Entered: 08/04/1997)

July 30, 1997

July 30, 1997

28

RESPONSE by plaintiff EEOC to motion in limine prohibiting the plaintiff from using an interpreter by Perfection Steel [25-1] and using the on-site video tape taken on May 12, 1997 [25-2] with brief and exhibits (ls) (Entered: 08/04/1997)

Aug. 1, 1997

Aug. 1, 1997

29

RESPONSE by plaintiff EEOC to motion for summary judgment by Perfection Steel [25-1] with brief and exhibits (ls) (Entered: 08/04/1997)

Aug. 1, 1997

Aug. 1, 1997

29

CROSS-MOTION by plaintiff EEOC for partial summary judgment with brief and exhibits (ls) (Entered: 08/04/1997)

Aug. 1, 1997

Aug. 1, 1997

30

REPLY by defendant Perfection Steel to response to motion for summary judgment by Perfection Steel [25-1] with proof of mailing (ld) (Entered: 08/14/1997)

Aug. 12, 1997

Aug. 12, 1997

31

RESPONSE by defendant Perfection Steel to cross-motion for partial summary judgment by EEOC [29-1] with brief, attachment and proof of mailing (lh) (Entered: 08/18/1997)

Aug. 15, 1997

Aug. 15, 1997

SCHEDULE: by Judge Patrick J. Duggan hearing on motion for partial summary judgment by EEOC [29-1] set for 2:00 9/4/97, motion for summary judgment by Perfection Steel [25-1] set for 2:00 9/4/97 , final pretrial conference set for 2:46 9/16/97 (mo) (Entered: 08/18/1997)

Aug. 18, 1997

Aug. 18, 1997

32

NOTICE and order by Judge Patrick J. Duggan scheduling hearing on motion for summary judgment by Perfection Steel [25-1] and cross motion for partial summary judgment by EEOC [29-1] and adjourning final pretrial conference (lh) (Entered: 08/19/1997)

Aug. 18, 1997

Aug. 18, 1997

33

PROOF of mailing of EEOC's motion and brief in response to defendant's motion for summary judgment and EEOC's cross motion for summary judgment and the EEOC's motion and response to defendant's motion in limine (lh) (Entered: 08/20/1997)

Aug. 19, 1997

Aug. 19, 1997

34

REPLY by plaintiff EEOC to defendant's response to motion for partial summary judgment by EEOC [29-1] with attachment and proof of mailing (db) (Entered: 08/26/1997)

Aug. 25, 1997

Aug. 25, 1997

FINAL pretrial conference held and continued to 9:00 9/17/97 - Judge Patrick J. Duggan (mo) (Entered: 09/17/1997)

Sept. 16, 1997

Sept. 16, 1997

FINAL pretrial conference held - Judge Patrick J. Duggan (mo) (Entered: 09/18/1997)

Sept. 17, 1997

Sept. 17, 1997

35

JOINT FINAL pretrial order by Judge Patrick J. Duggan (ls) (Entered: 09/24/1997)

Sept. 23, 1997

Sept. 23, 1997

36

APPEARANCE and notice of appearance for defendant Perfection Steel of attorney Paul D. Kramer, Donald H. Scharg with proof of mailing (ld) (Entered: 09/30/1997)

Sept. 26, 1997

Sept. 26, 1997

37

PROOF of mailing by plaintiff's notice of taking de bene esse depositions (ld) (Entered: 10/02/1997)

Oct. 1, 1997

Oct. 1, 1997

VOIR DIRE held before Magistrate Judge Donald A. Scheer - Court Reporter: Carol Sapala (RJ) (Entered: 10/02/1997)

Oct. 2, 1997

Oct. 2, 1997

JURY impanelment held before Magistrate Judge Donald A. Scheer -Court Reporter: Carol Sapala (RJ) (Entered: 10/02/1997)

Oct. 2, 1997

Oct. 2, 1997

JURY sworn before Magistrate Judge Donald A. Scheer - Court Reporter: Carol Sapala (RJ) (Entered: 10/02/1997)

Oct. 2, 1997

Oct. 2, 1997

CIVIL jury trial begun - Judge Patrick J. Duggan - Court Reporter: Marie Metcalf (mo) (Entered: 10/03/1997)

Oct. 2, 1997

Oct. 2, 1997

CIVIL jury trial continued to 8:45 10/3/97 - Judge Patrick J. Duggan - Court Reporter: Carol Sapala (mo) (Entered: 10/03/1997)

Oct. 2, 1997

Oct. 2, 1997

38

OPINION AND ORDER by Judge Patrick J. Duggan, that Dayton Lawson's answer on his application for employment with defendant regarding any phylical limitations may not be used against him in this action (See opinion and order for details) (ld) (Entered: 10/03/1997)

Oct. 2, 1997

Oct. 2, 1997

CIVIL jury trial held and continued to 8:45 10/6/97 - Judge Patrick J. Duggan - Court Reporter: Denise Mosby & Carol Sapala (mo) (Entered: 10/03/1997)

Oct. 3, 1997

Oct. 3, 1997

39

NOTICE by plaintiff EEOC of filing of deposition with the court in compliance with Local Rule 26.2 of Dayton Allen Lawson (lh) Modified on 03/31/1998 (Entered: 10/06/1997)

Oct. 6, 1997

Oct. 6, 1997

40

DEPOSITION of Dayton Allen Lawson taken on 7/1/97 (lh) (Entered: 10/06/1997)

Oct. 6, 1997

Oct. 6, 1997

CIVIL jury trial held and continued to 8:45 10/7/97 - Judge Patrick J. Duggan - Court Reporter: Carol Sapala (mo) (Entered: 10/06/1997)

Oct. 6, 1997

Oct. 6, 1997

CIVIL jury trial held and continued to 8:45 10/8/97 - Judge Patrick J. Duggan - Court Reporter: Denise Mosby (mo) (Entered: 10/07/1997)

Oct. 7, 1997

Oct. 7, 1997

41

NOTICE by plaintiff EEOC of filing depositions and/or other discovery material Charles Brannon, 7/10/97; Mark Mathena, 7/10/97; Lisa Johnson, 6/10/97 & 6/18/97; Miguel Foster, 6/10/97 (ew) (Entered: 10/09/1997)

Oct. 9, 1997

Oct. 9, 1997

42

DEPOSITION of Charles Brannon taken on 7/10/97 (ew) (Entered: 10/09/1997)

Oct. 9, 1997

Oct. 9, 1997

43

DEPOSITION of Mark Mathena taken on 7/10/97 (ew) (Entered: 10/09/1997)

Oct. 9, 1997

Oct. 9, 1997

44

DEPOSITION of Lisa Johnson taken on 6/10/97 (volume 1) (ew) Modified on 10/09/1997 (Entered: 10/09/1997)

Oct. 9, 1997

Oct. 9, 1997

45

DEPOSITION of Lisa Johnson taken on 6/18/97 (volume 2) (ew) Modified on 10/09/1997 (Entered: 10/09/1997)

Oct. 9, 1997

Oct. 9, 1997

46

DEPOSITION EXHIBITS filed by plaintiff EEOC for Lisa Johnson (ew) (Entered: 10/09/1997)

Oct. 9, 1997

Oct. 9, 1997

47

DEPOSITION of Donald Paige taken on 6/4/97 (Volume 1) (ew) Modified on 10/09/1997 (Entered: 10/09/1997)

Oct. 9, 1997

Oct. 9, 1997

48

DEPOSITION of Donald Paige taken on 6/10/97 (Volume 2) (ew) (Entered: 10/09/1997)

Oct. 9, 1997

Oct. 9, 1997

49

DEPOSITION of Miguel Foster taken on 6/10/97 (ew) (Entered: 10/09/1997)

Oct. 9, 1997

Oct. 9, 1997

CIVIL jury trial held and continued to 8:45 10/10/97 - Judge Patrick J. Duggan - Court Reporter: Lynn Altpeter (mo) (Entered: 10/09/1997)

Oct. 9, 1997

Oct. 9, 1997

CIVIL jury trial held and continued to 9:00 10/14/97 - Judge Patrick J. Duggan - Court Reporter: Lynn Altpeter (mo) (Entered: 10/14/1997)

Oct. 10, 1997

Oct. 10, 1997

JURY deliberations held and continued to 9:00 10/14/97 (mo) (Entered: 10/14/1997)

Oct. 10, 1997

Oct. 10, 1997

JURY deliberations held (mo) (Entered: 10/14/1997)

Oct. 14, 1997

Oct. 14, 1997

CIVIL jury trial concluded, mistrial declared, jury discharged - Judge Patrick J. Duggan - Court Reporter: Marie Metcalf (mo) (Entered: 10/14/1997)

Oct. 14, 1997

Oct. 14, 1997

SCHEDULE: by Judge Patrick J. Duggan civil jury trial set for 9:00 1/29/98 (mo) (Entered: 01/16/1998)

Jan. 16, 1998

Jan. 16, 1998

50

TRANSCRIPT taken on 10/10/97 - Vol. I (db) (Entered: 01/21/1998)

Jan. 20, 1998

Jan. 20, 1998

51

TRANSCRIPT taken on 10/10/97 - Vol. II (db) Modified on 01/21/1998 (Entered: 01/21/1998)

Jan. 20, 1998

Jan. 20, 1998

52

VOIR DIRE questions by plaintiff EEOC (db) (Entered: 01/29/1998)

Jan. 28, 1998

Jan. 28, 1998

VOIR DIRE held before Judge Patrick J. Duggan - Court Reporter: Carol Sapala (mo) (Entered: 01/29/1998)

Jan. 29, 1998

Jan. 29, 1998

JURY impanelment held before Judge Patrick J. Duggan -Court Reporter: Carol Sapala (mo) (Entered: 01/29/1998)

Jan. 29, 1998

Jan. 29, 1998

CIVIL jury trial begun and continued to 8:45 1/30/98 - Judge Patrick J. Duggan - Court Reporter: Carol Sapala (mo) (Entered: 01/29/1998)

Jan. 29, 1998

Jan. 29, 1998

53

VOIR DIRE questions by defendant Perfection Steel (db) (Entered: 01/30/1998)

Jan. 29, 1998

Jan. 29, 1998

CIVIL jury trial held and continued to 8:45 2/2/98 - Judge Patrick J. Duggan - Court Reporter: Carol Sapala (mo) (Entered: 01/30/1998)

Jan. 30, 1998

Jan. 30, 1998

CIVIL jury trial held and continued to 8:45 2/3/98 - Judge Patrick J. Duggan - Court Reporter: Carol Sapala (mo) (Entered: 02/02/1998)

Feb. 2, 1998

Feb. 2, 1998

CIVIL jury trial held and continued to 8:45 2/4/98 - Judge Patrick J. Duggan - Court Reporter: Carol Sapala (mo) (Entered: 02/03/1998)

Feb. 3, 1998

Feb. 3, 1998

CIVIL jury trial held - Judge Patrick J. Duggan - Court Reporter: Denise Mosby (mo) (Entered: 02/05/1998)

Feb. 4, 1998

Feb. 4, 1998

JURY deliberations held (mo) (Entered: 02/05/1998)

Feb. 4, 1998

Feb. 4, 1998

CIVIL jury trial concluded - Judge Patrick J. Duggan - Court Reporter: Denise Mosby (mo) (Entered: 02/05/1998)

Feb. 4, 1998

Feb. 4, 1998

JURY verdict entered for defendant Perfection Steel and against plaintiff EEOC - Judge Patrick J. Duggan - Court Reporter: Marie Metcalf (mo) (Entered: 02/05/1998)

Feb. 4, 1998

Feb. 4, 1998

54

JURY VERDICT form (ew) (Entered: 02/06/1998)

Feb. 5, 1998

Feb. 5, 1998

55

JUDGMENT entered by Judge Patrick J. Duggan that plaintiff take nothing, that action be dismissed on the merits and that the defendant recover of the plaintiff its costs of action with proof of mailing (ew) (Entered: 02/06/1998)

Feb. 5, 1998

Feb. 5, 1998

56

BILL of costs by defendant Perfection Steel in the amount of $ 49,482.35 with attachment and proof of mailing (ld) (Entered: 02/13/1998)

Feb. 12, 1998

Feb. 12, 1998

57

COSTS taxed for Perfection Steel in the amount of $ 55.95 by Ellen Peltier, with proof of mailing. (ep) (Entered: 04/28/1998)

April 28, 1998

April 28, 1998

58

MOTION by defendant for attorney fees , for costs with brief, attachments, notice of hearing, and proof of mailing. (PP) (Entered: 06/02/1998)

June 1, 1998

June 1, 1998

59

AMENDED MOTION by defendant Perfection Steel for attorney fees and for costs with attachment and proof of mailing (ls) (Entered: 06/08/1998)

June 5, 1998

June 5, 1998

60

LETTER by plaintiff's counsel confirming the extension to file response to motion for attorney fees [59-1] and motion for costs by Perfection Steel [59-2] (ls) (Entered: 06/10/1998)

June 8, 1998

June 8, 1998

61

BRIEF in response by plaintiff to motion for attorney fees by Perfection Steel [59-1], motion for costs by Perfection Steel [59-2], motion for attorney fees by Perfection Steel [58-1], motion for costs by Perfection Steel [58-2] with proof of mailing (PP) (Entered: 06/15/1998)

June 11, 1998

June 11, 1998

63

TRANSCRIPT taken on 10/7/97 of Trial (ew) (Entered: 11/06/2001)

Nov. 5, 2001

Nov. 5, 2001

64

TRANSCRIPT taken on 10/8/97 of Trial (Testimony of Milton Willis) (ew) (Entered: 11/06/2001)

Nov. 5, 2001

Nov. 5, 2001

65

TRANSCRIPT taken on 10/8/97 of Excerpt transcript of Trial - Part 2 (ew) (Entered: 11/06/2001)

Nov. 5, 2001

Nov. 5, 2001

66

TRANSCRIPT taken on 10/3/97 of Excerpt of Trial - Part 1 of 2 (PP) (Entered: 12/20/2001)

Dec. 19, 2001

Dec. 19, 2001

Case Details

State / Territory: Michigan

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Jan. 24, 1997

Closing Date: Feb. 5, 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

Perfection Steel Treating, Incorporated, Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Defendant

Nature of Relief:

None

Source of Relief:

None

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits