Case: EEOC v. DUTCH DINER, INC. t/a DEMPSEY'S DINER RESTAURANT

1:99-cv-00377 | U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware

Filed Date: June 16, 1999

Closed Date: March 30, 2000

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Case Summary

In June 1999, the EEOC brought this suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware against Dempsey's Diner Restaurant and related businesses. The only document that is publicly available for this case is the docket; thus, the exact allegations of the complaint are unknown. In September 1999, an individual complainant intervened in the suit. Subsequently, a mediation conference was ordered in December 1999 and continued in January 2000. The parties reached a settlement agreement in late March 2000.

Summary Authors

Michele Marxkors (6/17/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket (PACER)

EEOC v. Dutch Diner, Inc. t/a Dempsey's Diner Restaurant

March 30, 2000 Docket

Docket

Last updated May 12, 2022, 8 p.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT filed; Mag consent notice to pltf. (dab) (Entered: 06/16/1999)

June 16, 1999

No summons issued. (dab) (Entered: 06/16/1999)

June 16, 1999
2

AMENDED COMPLAINT by Equal Employment, amending [1-1] complaint (ds) (Entered: 06/21/1999)

June 21, 1999

SUMMONS(ES) issued for Dempsey's Diner copies to: (ds) (Entered: 06/21/1999)

June 21, 1999
3

CASE assigned to Judge Roderick R. McKelvie . Notice to all parties. (ntl) (Entered: 06/23/1999)

June 23, 1999
4

Return of service unexecuted as to Dempsey's Diner (ntl) (Entered: 06/30/1999)

June 30, 1999
6

MOTION by Equal Employment with Proposed Order for Judith A. O'Boyle, Esq. to Appear Pro Hac Vice (ntl) (Entered: 07/06/1999)

July 2, 1999

So Ordered granting [6-1] motion for Judith A. O'Boyle, Esq. to Appear Pro Hac Vice ( signed by Judge Roderick R. McKelvie ) Notice to all parties. (ntl) (Entered: 07/06/1999)

July 6, 1999
7

NOTICE of attorney appearance for Dempsey's Diner Restaurant, Inc./Dempsey's American Kitchen, only by Barry M. Klayman (ntl) (Entered: 07/12/1999)

July 12, 1999
8

Praecipe filed by Equal Employment (ntl) (Entered: 07/15/1999)

July 14, 1999

SUMMONS issued for Linda Walls, Assistant Manager Dempsey's American Kitchen Restaurant. (ntl) (Entered: 07/15/1999)

July 14, 1999
9

Letter from Judge McKelvie to counsel encl. draft proposed scheduling order. (ntl) (Entered: 07/21/1999)

July 20, 1999
10

RETURN OF SERVICE executed as to Dempsey's Diner 7/19/99 Answer due on 8/9/99 for Dempsey's Diner (ntl) (Entered: 07/22/1999)

July 21, 1999
11

STIPULATION to extend time for dft to respond to amended complaint by 8/16/99. (ntl) (Entered: 07/23/1999)

July 23, 1999

Deadline updated; reset Answer deadline to 8/16/99 for Dempsey's Diner (ntl) (Entered: 07/23/1999)

July 23, 1999
12

NOTICE of attorney appearance for charging party plaintiff, Jane Doe by Shirley A. McDermott-Lundin, Esq. (ntl) (Entered: 08/03/1999)

Aug. 2, 1999
13

MOTION by Dempsey's Diner (Dutch Diner, Inc.) with Proposed Order for Jonathan D. Wetchler, Esq. and Caroline M. Austin, Esq. to Appear Pro Hac Vice (ntl) (Entered: 08/05/1999)

Aug. 5, 1999

So Ordered granting [13-1] motion for Jonathan D. Wetchler, Esq. and Caroline M. Austin, Esq. to Appear Pro Hac Vice ( signed by Judge Roderick R. McKelvie ) Notice to all parties. (ntl) (Entered: 08/10/1999)

Aug. 9, 1999

Tele-conference held; rprtr. V. Gunning (ntl) (Entered: 08/12/1999)

Aug. 12, 1999
14

MOTION by Dempsey's Diner with Proposed Order for Ronda K. O'Donnell, Esq. to Appear Pro Hac Vice (ntl) (Entered: 08/12/1999)

Aug. 12, 1999
15

MOTION by Dempsey's Diner with Proposed Order for Thomas C. DeLorenzo, Esq. to Appear Pro Hac Vice (ntl) (Entered: 08/12/1999)

Aug. 12, 1999

So Ordered granting [14-1] motion for Ronda K. O'Donnell, Esq. to Appear Pro Hac Vice granting [15-1] motion for Thomas C. DeLorenzo, Esq. to Appear Pro Hac Vice ( signed by Judge Roderick R. McKelvie ) Notice to all parties. (ntl) (Entered: 08/16/1999)

Aug. 13, 1999
16

Letter dated 8/20/99 from Ronda O'Donnell, Esq. to Judge McKelvie re dft's response to amended complaint. (ntl) (Entered: 08/24/1999)

Aug. 23, 1999
18

Letter dated 8/27/99 from Ronda O'Donnell, Esq. to Judge McKelvie re second amended complaint and response to same. (ntl) (Entered: 09/02/1999)

Sept. 1, 1999
19

MOTION by Jane Doe with Proposed Order to Intervene (ntl) (Entered: 09/09/1999)

Sept. 9, 1999
20

ANSWER to Complaint by Dutch Diner, Inc. (Attorney Kevin J. Connors, Barry M. Klayman) (ntl) (Entered: 09/15/1999)

Sept. 14, 1999
21

NOTICE of appearance of Kevin Connors, Esq., Thomas Delorenzo, Esq. and Ronda O'Donnell, Esq. for Dutch Diner, Inc. (ntl) (Entered: 09/16/1999)

Sept. 15, 1999

So Ordered granting [19-1] motion to Intervene ( signed by Judge Roderick R. McKelvie ) Notice to all parties. (ntl) (Entered: 09/27/1999)

Sept. 27, 1999
22

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Jane Doe re initial disclosures. (ntl) (Entered: 10/14/1999)

Oct. 13, 1999
23

Intervenor's COMPLAINT by Jane Doe against Dutch Diner, Inc. (ntl) (Entered: 10/14/1999)

Oct. 13, 1999
24

MOTION by Dutch Diner, Inc. with Proposed Order to Dismiss counts II, III and IV of Intervenor Jane Doe's complaint Answer Brief due 11/18/99 re: [24-1] motion (ntl) (Entered: 11/04/1999)

Nov. 4, 1999
25

Opening Brief Filed by Dutch Diner, Inc. [24-1] motion to Dismiss counts II, III and IV of Intervenor Jane Doe's complaint (ntl) (Entered: 11/04/1999)

Nov. 4, 1999
26

Appendix to Brief Filed by Dutch Diner, Inc. Appending [25-1] opening brief (ntl) (Entered: 11/04/1999)

Nov. 4, 1999
27

Letter dated 11/3/99 from Ronda O'Donnell, Esq. to Clerk re D.I. 24-26. (ntl) (Entered: 11/04/1999)

Nov. 4, 1999
28

Letter dated 11/3/99 from Ronda O'Donnell, Esq. to Judge McKelvie re D.I. 24-26. (ntl) (Entered: 11/04/1999)

Nov. 4, 1999
29

Answer Brief Filed by Jane Doe [24-1] motion to Dismiss counts II, III and IV of Intervenor Jane Doe's complaint - Reply Brief due 11/26/99 (ntl) (Entered: 11/19/1999)

Nov. 18, 1999
30

Letter from Judith Kinney, Esq. to Judge McKelvie encl. proposed scheduling order. (ntl) (Entered: 11/23/1999)

Nov. 22, 1999
31

SCHEDULING ORDER setting Status Report 12/10/99 Status Conference by telephone 3:00 12/17/99 Discovery cutoff 3/20/00 ; Deadline for filing dispositive motions 3/27/00 Pretrial conference for 4:30 5/15/00 ; Trial Date Deadline (10 day jury) 10:00 5/22/00 ; ( signed by Judge Roderick R. McKelvie ) copies to: cnsl. (ntl) (Entered: 11/24/1999)

Nov. 23, 1999
32

TRIAL MANAGEMENT ORDER ( signed by Judge Roderick R. McKelvie ) copies to: cnsl. (ntl) (Entered: 11/24/1999)

Nov. 24, 1999
34

Reply Brief Filed by Dutch Diner, Inc. [24-1] motion to Dismiss counts II, III and IV of Intervenor Jane Doe's complaint (ntl) (Entered: 11/29/1999)

Nov. 24, 1999
35

ORDER, set Mediation Conference for 9:30 12/21/99 , conference statements due 12/16/99; ( signed by Judge Mary P. Thynge ) copies to: cnsl. (ntl) (Entered: 12/08/1999)

Dec. 8, 1999
36

Letter STATUS REPORT by Jane Doe (ntl) (Entered: 12/13/1999)

Dec. 10, 1999
37

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Jane Doe re ans. to dft's interrogs. and responses to dft's request for production. (ntl) (Entered: 12/13/1999)

Dec. 10, 1999
38

ORDER, set Telephone Conference for 2:00 1/24/00 ( signed by Judge Mary P. Thynge ) copies to: cnsl. (ntl) (Entered: 12/21/1999)

Dec. 21, 1999
39

ORDER scheduling a teleconference for 3/3/00 at 10:30 ( signed by Judge Mary P. Thynge ) copies to: cnsl. (ntl) (Entered: 12/21/1999)

Dec. 21, 1999
40

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Jane Doe re rule 26(a)(2) disclosures. (ntl) (Entered: 01/05/2000)

Jan. 4, 2000
41

NOTICE by Jane Doe to take depositions of L. Jackson, D. Grubb on 1/13/00 (ntl) (Entered: 01/10/2000)

Jan. 10, 2000
42

NOTICE by Jane Doe to take deposition of Tasheim L. Woods on 2/1/00 (ntl) (Entered: 01/26/2000)

Jan. 26, 2000
43

ORDER, set continued Mediation Conference for 10:00 2/23/00 ( signed by Judge Mary P. Thynge ) copies to: cnsl. (ntl) (Entered: 01/27/2000)

Jan. 27, 2000
44

Subpoena for Tasheim L. Woods (ntl) (Entered: 01/31/2000)

Jan. 28, 2000
45

Settlement Agreement with proposed order (ntl) (Entered: 03/30/2000)

March 29, 2000
46

STIPULATION of dismissal (ntl) (Entered: 03/30/2000)

March 30, 2000

So Ordered granting [45-1] Settlement Agreement ( signed by Judge Roderick R. McKelvie ) Notice to all parties. (ntl) (Entered: 03/30/2000)

March 30, 2000

Case closed (ntl) (Entered: 03/30/2000)

March 30, 2000

State / Territory: Delaware

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: June 16, 1999

Closing Date: March 30, 2000

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: Unknown

Class Action Outcome: Unknown

Defendants

Dutch Diner, Inc. (Wilmington), 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:

Voluntary Dismissal

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit