Case: EEOC v. OURISMAN AUTOMOTIVE

8:02-cv-02129 | U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Filed Date: June 25, 2002

Closed Date: Aug. 19, 2004

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Case Summary

The Baltimore District Office of the EEOC filed this suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, in June of 2002, against Ourisman Automotive Group, which owns and operates a car dealership. The suit alleged age discrimination against three employees and retaliation against one of the three. Other than a few discovery motions, the case seemed rather uneventful. After one of the defendants moved for summary judgment, a settlement conference was scheduled. On November 19, 20…

The Baltimore District Office of the EEOC filed this suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, in June of 2002, against Ourisman Automotive Group, which owns and operates a car dealership. The suit alleged age discrimination against three employees and retaliation against one of the three. Other than a few discovery motions, the case seemed rather uneventful. After one of the defendants moved for summary judgment, a settlement conference was scheduled. On November 19, 2003, the parties agreed to a settlement and the court entered a consent decree which included monetary and injunctive relief.

The consent decree made the Ourisman Automotive Group pay $120,000 in damages as well as injunctive relief. The money was split among the three complainants in the following denominations: one receiving $65,000; the second receiving $55,000; and the final complainant receiving $10,000. The injunctive relief consisted of EEO training for employees as well as a posting of notice. The decree had a short duration of 9 months.

Summary Authors

Alex Bean (6/4/2007)

People


Judge(s)

Bennett, Richard D. (Maryland)

Schulze, Jillyn K. (Maryland)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Reams, Gwendolyn Young (District of Columbia)

Rivera, Mildred Ann (Maryland)

Spicer, Tracy Hudson (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

McCormick, Kevin C. (Michigan)

Judge(s)

Bennett, Richard D. (Maryland)

Schulze, Jillyn K. (Maryland)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Reams, Gwendolyn Young (District of Columbia)

Rivera, Mildred Ann (Maryland)

Spicer, Tracy Hudson (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

McCormick, Kevin C. (Michigan)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

8:02-cv-02129

Docket [PACER]

EEOC v. Ourisman Automotive Group et al

Nov. 19, 2003

Nov. 19, 2003

Docket
63

8:02-cv-02129

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Ourisman Automotive et al

Nov. 19, 2003

Nov. 19, 2003

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 9, 2022, 3:08 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT filed; FILING FEE $ 150.00 RECEIPT # 000000 (nrm, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/26/2002)

June 25, 2002

June 25, 2002

1

DEMAND for jury trial by Equal Employment (nrm, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/26/2002)

June 25, 2002

June 25, 2002

3

RETURN OF SERVICE executed as to Ourisman Imports 8/9/02 Answer due on 8/29/02 for Ourisman Imports (ajh, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/20/2002)

Aug. 19, 2002

Aug. 19, 2002

4

RETURN OF SERVICE executed as to Ourisman Chevrolet 8/9/02 Answer due on 8/29/02 for Ourisman Chevrolet (ajh, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/20/2002)

Aug. 19, 2002

Aug. 19, 2002

5

RETURN OF SERVICE executed as to Ourisman Automotive 8/13/02 Answer due on 9/2/02 for Ourisman Automotive (ajh, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/04/2002)

Aug. 30, 2002

Aug. 30, 2002

6

RETURN OF SERVICE executed as to Rockmont Motor 8/20/02 Answer due on 9/9/02 for Rockmont Motor (ajh, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/04/2002)

Aug. 30, 2002

Aug. 30, 2002

7

ANSWER to Complaint by Ourisman Chevrolet, Ourisman Imports (Attorney Kevin C. McCormick, Carolyn Chappell Williamson) (c/s) (ajh, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/09/2002)

Sept. 5, 2002

Sept. 5, 2002

8

ANSWER to Complaint by Rockmont Motor (Attorney Kevin C. McCormick) (c/s) (ajh, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/11/2002)

Sept. 9, 2002

Sept. 9, 2002

9

SCHEDULING ORDER ( signed by Judge Deborah K. Chasanow 9/13/02) (c/i 9/16/02) (mib, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/16/2002)

Sept. 16, 2002

Sept. 16, 2002

10

ORDER REFERRING CASE to Magistrate Judge Jillyn K. Schulze for all discovery disputes, specifically, Discovery scheduling and deposition hours. ( signed by Judge Deborah K. Chasanow ) (c/m 10/3/02 pf) (pkf, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/03/2002)

Oct. 3, 2002

Oct. 3, 2002

11

LETTER/ORDER "SCHEDULING" telephone discovery hearing ( signed by Magistrate Judge Jillyn K. Schulze 10/9/02 ) (c/m 10/9/02 jw) (c/i 10/9/02) (ajh, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/09/2002)

Oct. 9, 2002

Oct. 9, 2002

Tele-conference held before Schulze, USMJ (pkf, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/21/2002)

Oct. 18, 2002

Oct. 18, 2002

12

LETTER/ORDER "CONFIRMING" rulings during telephone hearing and "MODIDYING" Scheduling Deadlines ( signed by Magistrate Judge Jillyn K. Schulze 10/18/02 ) (c/i 10/21/02) (ajh, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/21/2002)

Oct. 18, 2002

Oct. 18, 2002

13

Joint MOTION for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery and Modify Scheduling Order by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Responses due by 3/31/2003 (Rivera, Mildred) (Entered: 03/14/2003)

March 14, 2003

March 14, 2003

14

Paperless ORDER granting 13 Motion for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery. Signed by Judge Deborah K. Chasanow on 3/17/03. (Chasanow, Deborah) (Entered: 03/17/2003)

March 17, 2003

March 17, 2003

Set/Reset Deadlines: Discovery due by 4/28/2003. Motions due by 6/2/2003. (Chasanow, Deborah) (Entered: 03/17/2003)

March 17, 2003

March 17, 2003

15

MOTION for Protective Order to File Stipulated Protective Order Regarding the Exchange of Confidential and Proprietary Information by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Responses due by 4/7/2003 (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order # 2 Exhibit A: Verification)(Rivera, Mildred) (Entered: 03/20/2003)

March 20, 2003

March 20, 2003

16

Correspondence from Clerk re: Re: Local Rule 105.11 -- Motion to Seal (ajh, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/28/2003)

March 28, 2003

March 28, 2003

17

Joint MOTION for Protective Order which has been amended by the parties by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Responses due by 4/21/2003 (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order # 2 Exhibit Verification)(Rivera, Mildred) (Entered: 04/04/2003)

April 4, 2003

April 4, 2003

18

Paperless ORDER finding as moot 15 Motion for Protective Order, granting 17 Motion for Protective Order. Signed by Judge Deborah K. Chasanow on 4/7/03. (Chasanow, Deborah) (Entered: 04/07/2003)

April 7, 2003

April 7, 2003

19

Joint MOTION for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery and modify scheduling order by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Responses due by 4/28/2003 (Rivera, Mildred) (Entered: 04/10/2003)

April 10, 2003

April 10, 2003

20

Paperless ORDER granting 19 Motion for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery. Signed by Judge Deborah K. Chasanow on 4/10/03. (Chasanow, Deborah) (Entered: 04/10/2003)

April 10, 2003

April 10, 2003

Set/Reset Deadlines: Motions due by 7/9/2003. Status Report due by 5/28/2003. (Chasanow, Deborah) (Entered: 04/10/2003)

April 10, 2003

April 10, 2003

21

MOTION for Protective Order to Quash Subpoena for Kathleen Cooke's deposition by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Responses due by 4/28/2003 (Attachments: # 1 Local Rule 104.7 Certification# 2 Memorandum in Support of Motion for Protective Order# 3 Text of Proposed Order)(Rivera, Mildred) (Entered: 04/11/2003)

April 11, 2003

April 11, 2003

22

RESPONSE in Opposition re 21 MOTION for Protective Order to Quash Subpoena for Kathleen Cooke's deposition filed by Ourisman Chevrolet Company, Inc.. Replies due by 5/12/2003. (Williamson, Carolyn) (Entered: 04/28/2003)

April 28, 2003

April 28, 2003

23

Correspondence from Clerk of Court re: Reassignment to Judge Bennett. (lad, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/01/2003)

May 1, 2003

May 1, 2003

Case Reassigned to Judge Richard D Bennett. Judge Deborah K. Chasanow no longer assigned to the case. (ldr, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/09/2003)

May 1, 2003

May 1, 2003

24

Joint MOTION for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Responses due by 5/20/2003 (Rivera, Mildred) (Entered: 05/03/2003)

May 3, 2003

May 3, 2003

25

Paperless ORDER granting 24 Motion for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery. Signed by Judge Deborah K. Chasanow on 5/5/03. (Chasanow, Deborah) (Entered: 05/05/2003)

May 5, 2003

May 5, 2003

Set/Reset Deadlines: Discovery due by 6/13/2003. Motions due by 7/25/2003. (Chasanow, Deborah) (Entered: 05/05/2003)

May 5, 2003

May 5, 2003

27

RESPONSE in Opposition re 21 MOTION for Protective Order to Quash Subpoena for Kathleen Cooke's deposition SUPPLEMENTAL RESPONSE filed by Ourisman Chevrolet Company, Inc.. Replies due by 5/27/2003. (Williamson, Carolyn) (Entered: 05/12/2003)

May 12, 2003

May 12, 2003

28

NOTICE by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission of Service of Motion to Compel Ourisman Imports, Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Motion to Compel for Ourisman Imports, Inc.# 2 Memo in Support of Motion to Compel)(Rivera, Mildred) (Entered: 05/12/2003)

May 12, 2003

May 12, 2003

29

NOTICE of service of motion to compel discovery by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for Ourisman Chevrolet Company, Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Motion to Compel for Ourisman Chevrolet Company, Inc.# 2 Memo in Support of Motion to Compel)(Rivera, Mildred) (Entered: 05/12/2003)

May 12, 2003

May 12, 2003

30

MEMORANDUM OPINION (signed by Magistrate Judge Jillyn K. Schulze 5/15/03)(ajh, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/15/2003)

May 15, 2003

May 15, 2003

31

ORDER "Denying" re 21 MOTION for Protective Order to Quash Subpoena for Kathleen Cooke's deposition filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Signed by Judge Richard D Bennett on 5/15/03 (ajh, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/15/2003)

May 15, 2003

May 15, 2003

32

NOTICE of service of motion to compel discovery by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for The Rockmont Motor Company (Attachments: # 1 Motion to Compel (Rockmont)# 2 Memo in Support of Motion (Rockmont))(Rivera, Mildred) (Entered: 05/16/2003)

May 16, 2003

May 16, 2003

33

NOTICE of service of response to motion to compel discovery by Ourisman Chevrolet Company, Inc. re 29 Notice of service of motion to compel discovery, (Attachments: # 1)(Williamson, Carolyn) (Entered: 06/03/2003)

June 3, 2003

June 3, 2003

34

NOTICE of service of response to motion to compel discovery by Ourisman Imports, Inc. re 28 Notice (Other) (Attachments: # 1 Defendant Ourisman Imports, Inc.'s Memorandum in Opposition to Plaintiff's Motion to Compel)(Williamson, Carolyn) (Entered: 06/03/2003)

June 3, 2003

June 3, 2003

35

Joint MOTION for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery and Modify Scheduling Order by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Responses due by 6/23/2003 (Rivera, Mildred) (Entered: 06/04/2003)

June 4, 2003

June 4, 2003

36

Modified SCHEDULING ORDER Signed by Judge Richard D Bennett on 6/5/03 (c/m)(ajh, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/11/2003)

June 6, 2003

June 6, 2003

37

NOTICE of service of reply to response to motion to compel discovery by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Attachments: # 1 Reply Memo in Support of Motion to Compel Ourisman Chevrolet Co., Inc.,# 2 Exhibit A)(Rivera, Mildred) (Entered: 06/19/2003)

June 19, 2003

June 19, 2003

38

NOTICE of service of reply to response to motion to compel discovery by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Attachments: # 1 Reply Memo in Support of Motion to Compel Ourisman Imports, Inc.,# 2 Exhibit A)(Rivera, Mildred) (Entered: 06/19/2003)

June 19, 2003

June 19, 2003

39

MOTION to Compel Discovery Responses from Ourisman Chevrolet by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Responses due by 7/7/2003 (Attachments: # 1 Rule 104 Certification (Ourisman Chevrolet))(Rivera, Mildred) (Entered: 06/20/2003)

June 20, 2003

June 20, 2003

40

MOTION to Compel Discovery Responses from Ourisman Imports, Inc., by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Responses due by 7/7/2003 (Attachments: # 1 Rule 104 Certification)(Rivera, Mildred) (Entered: 06/20/2003)

June 20, 2003

June 20, 2003

41

MOTION to Take Deposition s and Propound Discovery by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Responses due by 7/7/2003 (Attachments: # 1 Memo In Support of Motion to take more than 10 depositions and propound more than 30 Requests for Production of Documents# 2 Attachment A)(Rivera, Mildred) (Entered: 06/20/2003)

June 20, 2003

June 20, 2003

42

ORDER "ADVISING" counsel that a telephone discovery hearing has been scheduled. Signed by Judge Jillyn K. Schulze on 6/25/03. (rank, Deputy Clerk) Modified on 6/27/2003 (lad, Deputy Clerk). (Document attached is incorrect, see paper #44) (Entered: 06/26/2003)

June 25, 2003

June 25, 2003

43

MOTION to Amend/Correct 41 MOTION to Take Deposition s and Propound Discovery by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Responses due by 7/14/2003 (Attachments: # 1 Certificate in Accordance with Rule 104)(Rivera, Mildred) (Entered: 06/27/2003)

June 27, 2003

June 27, 2003

44

Letter/ORDER scheduling a telephone discovery hearing. Signed by Judge Jillyn K. Schulze on June 25, 2003. (lad, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/27/2003)

June 27, 2003

June 27, 2003

45

RESPONSE in Opposition re 41 MOTION to Take Deposition s and Propound Discovery filed by Ourisman Automotive Group, Ourisman Chevrolet Company, Inc., Ourisman Imports, Inc., The Rockmont Motor Company. Replies due by 7/21/2003. (McCormick, Kevin) (Entered: 07/07/2003)

July 7, 2003

July 7, 2003

46

ORDER Resolving 39 Motion to Compel as therein set forth and "DENYING as MOOT as to Interrogatories No. 18 and 19, "RESOLVING" 40 Motion to Compel as therein set forth, "RESOLVING" 41 Motion to Take Deposition as therein set forth, and granting 43 Motion to Amend/Correct. Signed by Judge Jillyn K. Schulze on 7/10/03. (rank, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 07/11/2003)

July 10, 2003

July 10, 2003

Telephone Conference held before Judge Jillyn K. Schulze. (Tape #1.) (pkf, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 07/11/2003)

July 11, 2003

July 11, 2003

47

CERTIFICATE of Counsel re 32 Notice of service of motion to compel discovery from The Rockmont Motor Company by Mildred Ann Rivera on behalf of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Rivera, Mildred) (Entered: 07/24/2003)

July 24, 2003

July 24, 2003

Telephone Conference held before Judge Jillyn K. Schulze. (Taped in chambers.) (pkf, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 07/25/2003)

July 25, 2003

July 25, 2003

49

Status Report Submitted by Ourisman Chevrolet Company, Inc., Ourisman Imports, Inc., The Rockmont Motor Company (McCormick, Kevin) (Entered: 08/29/2003)

Aug. 29, 2003

Aug. 29, 2003

50

STATUS REPORT by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Rivera, Mildred) (Entered: 08/29/2003)

Aug. 29, 2003

Aug. 29, 2003

51

MOTION for Discovery Sanctions and Motion to Disqualify Plaintiff's Damage Witness by Ourisman Chevrolet Company, Inc., Ourisman Imports, Inc.. Responses due by 9/19/2003 (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support of Motion for Discovery Sanctions and Motion to Disqualify Plaintiff's Damage Witness# 2 Exhibit EXHIBIT 1# 3 Exhibit EXHIBIT 2# 4 Exhibit EXHIBIT 3# 5 Exhibit EXHIBIT 4)(Williamson, Carolyn) (Entered: 09/02/2003)

Sept. 2, 2003

Sept. 2, 2003

52

NOTICE by Ourisman Chevrolet Company, Inc., Ourisman Imports, Inc. re 51 MOTION for Discovery Sanctions and Motion to Disqualify Plaintiff's Damage Witness Notice of Filing of Lengthy Exhibit (Williamson, Carolyn) (Entered: 09/02/2003)

Sept. 2, 2003

Sept. 2, 2003

53

ORDER REFERRING CASE to Magistrate Judge Jillyn K. Schulze for settlement. Signed by Judge Richard D Bennett on 9/3/03. (jmw, Chambers) (Entered: 09/03/2003)

Sept. 3, 2003

Sept. 3, 2003

54

MOTION to Seal Exhibit 1 and Exhibit 2 of August 13, 2003 Deposition Transcript of Yvonne Williams by Ourisman Chevrolet Company, Inc., Ourisman Imports, Inc.. Responses due by 9/22/2003 (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Williamson, Carolyn) (Entered: 09/03/2003)

Sept. 3, 2003

Sept. 3, 2003

55

NOTICE by Ourisman Chevrolet Company, Inc., Ourisman Imports, Inc. re 54 MOTION to Seal Exhibit 1 and Exhibit 2 of August 13, 2003 Deposition Transcript of Yvonne Williams Notice of Filing of Documents Under Seal (Williamson, Carolyn) (Entered: 09/03/2003)

Sept. 3, 2003

Sept. 3, 2003

56

MOTION for Summary Judgment by The Rockmont Motor Company. Responses due by 9/22/2003 (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support of Motion# 2 Proposed Order# 3 Notice of Filing Lengthy Exhibits)(McCormick, Kevin) (Entered: 09/04/2003)

Sept. 4, 2003

Sept. 4, 2003

57

NOTICE by The Rockmont Motor Company of Service of Lengthy Exhibits (McCormick, Kevin) (Entered: 09/04/2003)

Sept. 4, 2003

Sept. 4, 2003

58

ORDER "Scheduling" Settlement Conference Signed by Judge Jillyn K. Schulze on 9/8/03 (ajh, Deputy Clerk) Modified on 9/26/2003 (ajh, Deputy Clerk) (See Pleading #60) (Entered: 09/09/2003)

Sept. 8, 2003

Sept. 8, 2003

60

ORDER "Scheduling" Settlement Conference Signed by Judge Jillyn K. Schulze on 9/8/03 (ajh, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/26/2003)

Sept. 8, 2003

Sept. 8, 2003

59

ORDER "Granting" re 54 MOTION to Seal Exhibit 1 and Exhibit 2 of August 13, 2003 Deposition Transcript of Yvonne Williams filed by Ourisman Chevrolet Company, Inc., Ourisman Imports, Inc. Signed by Judge Richard D Bennett on 9/23/03 (ajh, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/23/2003)

Sept. 23, 2003

Sept. 23, 2003

61

NOTICE of Appearance by Mildred Ann Rivera on behalf of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Rivera, Mildred) (Entered: 10/03/2003)

Oct. 3, 2003

Oct. 3, 2003

62

SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT Consent Decree by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Spicer, Tracy) (Entered: 11/18/2003)

Nov. 18, 2003

Nov. 18, 2003

63

CONSENT DECREE and APPROVAL. Signed by Judge Richard D Bennett on 11/18/03. (eg, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/19/2003)

Nov. 19, 2003

Nov. 19, 2003

Case Details

State / Territory: Maryland

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: June 25, 2002

Closing Date: Aug. 19, 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

The Rockmont Motor Company (Baltimore), Private Entity/Person

Ourisman Imports, Inc. (Baltimore), Private Entity/Person

Ourisman Chevorlet Company, Inc. (Baltimore), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), 29 U.S.C. §§ 621 et seq.

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

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: 130000

Order Duration: 2003 - 2004

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Expungement of Employment Record

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Retaliation Prohibition

Provide antidiscrimination training

Recordkeeping

Reporting

Monitoring

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Demotion

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Discrimination-basis:

Age discrimination

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits