Case: EEOC v. American International Group [AIG], Inc.

2:05-cv-05032 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Filed Date: Sept. 21, 2005

Closed Date: July 26, 2010

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Case Summary

In September 2004, the Philadelphia District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against AIG Marketing, Inc., a subsidiary of American International Group, Inc., in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania alleging discrimination on the basis of race in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged the defendant promoted white female employees instead of claimants, African-American female employees, and terminated one of the…

In September 2004, the Philadelphia District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against AIG Marketing, Inc., a subsidiary of American International Group, Inc., in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania alleging discrimination on the basis of race in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged the defendant promoted white female employees instead of claimants, African-American female employees, and terminated one of the charging parties in retaliation for her complaints about the behavior.

Following discovery and a motion for summary judgment by the defendant, the parties settled the dispute in December 2006 through a consent decree. The eighteen-month consent decree awarded more than $78,500 in backpay to two complainants. The consent decree also required posting of notice, training for employees who handle complaints, and refraining from discrimination or retaliation. The complainants were also given neutral references. There is no further activity on the docket sheet until July 2010 when the case was dismissed with prejudice.

Summary Authors

Kevin Wilemon (10/2/2007)

Rachel Barr (4/8/2018)

People


Judge(s)

Caracappa, Linda K. (Pennsylvania)

Stengel, Lawrence F. (Pennsylvania)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Marino, Stephanie (Pennsylvania)

McNair, Jacqueline H. (Pennsylvania)

O'Boyle, Judith A. (Pennsylvania)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Harmon, Alton A. J. (Pennsylvania)

Harris, Judith E. (Pennsylvania)

Pontoski, Sarah E. (Pennsylvania)

Judge(s)

Caracappa, Linda K. (Pennsylvania)

Stengel, Lawrence F. (Pennsylvania)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Marino, Stephanie (Pennsylvania)

McNair, Jacqueline H. (Pennsylvania)

O'Boyle, Judith A. (Pennsylvania)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Harmon, Alton A. J. (Pennsylvania)

Harris, Judith E. (Pennsylvania)

Pontoski, Sarah E. (Pennsylvania)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket (PACER)

Dec. 26, 2010 Docket
1

Complaint

EEOC v. American International Group, Inc.

Sept. 21, 2005 Complaint
28

Consent Decree

EEOC v. AIG Marketing

Dec. 5, 2006 Settlement Agreement

Docket

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

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT against AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL GROUP, INC. , filed by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION.(ti, ) (Entered: 09/22/2005)

Sept. 21, 2005

One Original Summons Issued as to AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL GROUP, INC.. Forwarded To: Counsel on 9/22/05 (ti, ) (Entered: 09/22/2005)

Sept. 21, 2005

DEMAND for Trial by Jury by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION. (ti, ) (Entered: 09/22/2005)

Sept. 21, 2005
2

WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION. AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL GROUP, INC. waiver sent on 10/4/2005, answer due 12/5/2005. (cdd, ) (kmk, ). (Entered: 11/02/2005)

Nov. 2, 2005
3

ANSWER to Complaint and Separate Defenses by AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL GROUP, INC., Certificate of Service. (HARRIS, JUDITH) Modified on 11/21/2005 (np). (Entered: 11/18/2005)

Nov. 18, 2005
4

NOTICE of Hearing: RULE 16 CONFERENCE SET FOR 12/20/2005 AT 1:30 PM IN JUDGE'S CHAMBERS BEFORE HONORABLE LAWRENCE F. STENGEL. (pac,) (Entered: 11/25/2005)

Nov. 25, 2005
5

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge LAWRENCE F. STENGEL : Pretrial Conference held on 12/20/05, Total time: 20 minutes. (mac, ) (Entered: 12/20/2005)

Dec. 20, 2005
6

SCHEDULING ORDER: TELEPHONE STATUS CONFERENCE SET FOR 4/17/2006 10:00 AM BEFORE HONORABLE LAWRENCE F. STENGEL. DISCOVERY DUE BY 6/30/2006. MOTIONS DUE BY 7/31/2006. RESPONSES TO MOTIONS DUE 8/14/06. PLAINTIFF'S EXPERT REPORTS SHALL BE PROVIDED TO DEFENDANTS BY 8/31/06. ANY RESPONSES THERETO SHALL BE FILED BY 9/29/06. SIGNED BY JUDGE LAWRENCE F. STENGEL ON 12/20/05. 12/20/05 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED AND E−MAILED.(mac, ) (Entered: 12/20/2005)

Dec. 20, 2005
8

Disclosure with Certificate of Service by AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL GROUP, INC..(HARRIS, JUDITH) (Entered: 01/24/2006)

Jan. 24, 2006
9

ORDER THAT THE APPLICATION OF ALTON A.J. HARMON, ESQUIRE, TO PRACTICE IN THIS COURT PURSUANT TO LOCAL RULE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE 83.5.2(b) IS GRANTED . SIGNED BY JUDGE LAWRENCE F. STENGEL ON 1/25/06. 1/26/06 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED AND FAXED.(mac, ) (kmk, ). (Entered: 01/26/2006)

Jan. 25, 2006
10

STIPULATION AND ORDER THAT THE CAPTION IN THIS CASE SHALL BE AMENDED TO REMOVE "AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL GROUP, INC." AS DEFENDANT AND TO SUBSTITUTE IN ITS PLACE "AIG MARKETING, INC. (A SUBSIDIARY OF AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL GROUP, INC., ETC.. SIGNED BY JUDGE LAWRENCE F. STENGEL ON 04/06/06. 04/06/06 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED AND FAXED.(ac, ) (kmk, ). (Entered: 04/06/2006)

April 6, 2006
11

NOTICE of Appearance by SARAH ELISE PONTOSKI on behalf of AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL GROUP, INC. with Certificate of Service (PONTOSKI, SARAH) (Entered: 04/17/2006)

April 17, 2006
12

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge LAWRENCE F. STENGEL : Telephone Conference held on 4/18/06, total time: 10 minutes. (mac, ) (Entered: 04/18/2006)

April 18, 2006
13

ORDER THAT THE ABOVE MATTER IS REFERRED TO MAGISTRATE JUDGE LINDA K. CARACAPPA FOR A SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE. SIGNED BY JUDGE LAWRENCE F. STENGEL ON 4/19/06. 4/20/06 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED, FAXED AND E−MAILED.(mac, ) Modified on 4/20/2006 (mac, ). (Entered: 04/20/2006)

April 19, 2006
14

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge LAWRENCE F. STENGEL : Telephone Conference held on 5/5/06, Total time: 10 minutes. (mac, ) (Entered: 05/09/2006)

May 9, 2006
15

ORDER THAT A SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE IS SET FOR 7/25/2006 AT 10:00 AM IN JUDGE'S CHAMBERS BEFORE MAGISTRATE JUDGE LINDA K. CARACAPPA. SIGNED BY JUDGE LINDA K. CARACAPPA ON 5/11/06. 5/11/06 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED AND E−MAILED.(mac, ) (Entered: 05/11/2006)

May 11, 2006
16

First MOTION for Discovery Responses filed by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION.Certificate of Counsel and Certificate of Service.(MARINO, STEPHANIE) (Entered: 05/16/2006)

May 16, 2006
17

ORDER THAT BY CONSENT OF THE PARTIES, PLAINTIFF EEOC'S MOTION TO COMPEL IS HEREBY WITHDRAWN. SIGNED BY JUDGE LAWRENCE F. STENGEL ON 6/22/06.6/22/06 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED AND E−MAILED. (mac, ) (Entered: 06/22/2006)

June 22, 2006
18

STIPULATION to Dismiss Claims Brought on Behalf of Terry Morre by AIG MARKETING, INC.. (PONTOSKI, SARAH) (Entered: 08/10/2006)

Aug. 10, 2006
19

MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by AIG MARKETING, INC..Memorandum of Law, Statement of Material Facts, Proposed Order and Certificate of Service. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum of Law# 2 Statement of Material Facts# 3 Appendix Index, Exs. A − K# 4 Appendix Exs. L − U# 5 Appendix Exs V − DD# 6 Appendix Excerpts − Deposition of T. Clark# 7 Appendix Excerpts − Deposition of C. Dozier# 8 Appendix Excerpts − Deposition of R. Helfter# 9 Appendix Excerpts − Deposition of L. Martindale# 10 Appendix Excerpts − Deposition of T. Raval# 11 Appendix Excerpts − Deposition of R. Smith# 12 Appendix Excerpts − Deposition of S. Smith)(PONTOSKI, SARAH) (Entered: 08/10/2006)

Aug. 10, 2006
20

STIPULATION AND ORDER THAT PLAINTIFF EEOC IS GRANTED AN EXTENSION UNTIL SEPTEMBER 19, 2006 TO RESPOND TO DEFENDANT'S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT, DEFENDANT IS GRANTED UNTIL OCTOBER 3,2006 TO FILE AREPLYBRIEF. SIGNED BY JUDGE LAWRENCE F. STENGEL ON 8/11/06. 8/14/06 ENTERED AND COPIES FAXED BY CHAMBERS.(mac, ) (kmk, ). (Entered: 08/14/2006)

Aug. 14, 2006
21

ORDER THAT THE CLAIMS OF THE PLAINTIFF BROUGHT ON BEHALF OF TERRY MOORE SHALL BE DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE. SIGNED BY JUDGE LAWRENCE F. STENGEL ON 8/18/06. 8/21/06 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED AND FAXED.(mac, ) (kmk, ). (Entered: 08/21/2006)

Aug. 18, 2006
22

Second Stipulation for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply by Stipulation filed by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION.Stipulation.(MARINO, STEPHANIE) (FILED IN ERROR BY ATTORNEY; COPY FORWARDED TO JUDGE FOR APPROVAL) Modified on 9/18/2006 (np). (Entered: 09/14/2006)

Sept. 14, 2006
23

STIPULATION AND ORDER THAT PLAINTIFF EEOC IS GRANTED AN EXTENSION UNTIL SEPTEMBER 26, 2006 TO RESPOND TO DEFENDANT'S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT. DEFENDANT IS GRANTED AN EXTENSION UNTIL OCTOBER 10, 2006 TO FILE A REPLY BRIEF . SIGNED BY JUDGE LAWRENCE F. STENGEL ON 9/14/06. 9/15/06 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED AND FAXED.(mac, ) (kmk, ). (Entered: 09/15/2006)

Sept. 14, 2006
24

RESPONSE in Opposition re 19 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order, MSJ Response & Certificate of Service# 2 Statement of Disputed Material Facts# 3 Appendix with Exhibits A − U# 4 Exhibits V−GG# 5 Exhibits − Depo Transcripts)(MARINO, STEPHANIE) (Entered: 09/26/2006)

Sept. 26, 2006
25

REPLY to Response to Motion re 19 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by AIG MARKETING, INC.. (PONTOSKI, SARAH) (Entered: 10/10/2006)

Oct. 10, 2006
26

ORDER THAT ORAL ARGUMENT ON THE MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT IS SET FOR 11/2/2006 AT 2:00 PM IN COURTROOM 3B BEFORE HONORABLE LAWRENCE F. STENGEL. SIGNED BY JUDGE LAWRENCE F. STENGEL ON 10/23/06. 10/23/06 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED, E−MAILED.(mac, ) (Entered: 10/23/2006)

Oct. 23, 2006
27

ORDER THAT ORAL ARGUMENT ON THE MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT PREVIOUSLY SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 2, 2006 HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR FOR 1/11/2007 AT 10:00 AM IN COURTROOM 3B BEFORE HONORABLE LAWRENCE F. STENGEL. SIGNED BY JUDGE LAWRENCE F. STENGEL ON 11/1/06. 11/2/06 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED, E−MAILED.(mac, ) (Entered: 11/02/2006)

Nov. 2, 2006
28

CONSENT ORDER THAT HAVING CAREFULLY EXAMINED THE TERMS AND PROVISIONS OF THIS CONSENT DECREE, AND BASED ON THE PLEADINGS, RECORD AND STIPULATIONS OF THE PARTIES, THE COURT FINDS: (1) IT HAS JURISDICTION OF THE PARTIES AND SUBJECT MATTER JURISDICTION OF THIS ACTION; AND (2) THE TERMS OF THIS DECREE ARE FAIR, REASONABLE, EQUITABLE AND JUST, AND ADEQUATELY PROTECT THE RIGHTS OF THE PARTIES, AND THE PUBLIC INTEREST. NOW THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED, ADJUDGED AND DECREED AS OUTLINED HEREIN. SIGNED BY JUDGE LAWRENCE F. STENGEL ON 12/5/06. 12/6/06 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED.(mac, ) (kmk, ). (Entered: 12/06/2006)

Dec. 5, 2006
29

ORDER THAT THE CLERK OF COURT MARK THIS ACTION CLOSED FOR STATISTICAL PURPOSES AND PLACE THE MATTER IN THE CIVIL SUSPENSE FILE.. SIGNED BY JUDGE LAWRENCE F. STENGEL ON 12/13/06. 12/13/06 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED, E−MAILED.(mac, ) (Entered: 12/13/2006)

Dec. 13, 2006
30

ORDER DISMISSING ACTION WITH PREJUDICE PURSUANT TO LOCAL RULE 41.1(b). SIGNED BY HONORABLE LAWRENCE F. STENGEL ON 07/26/2010. 07/26/2010 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED, E−MAILED AND FAXED.(pac,) (Entered: 07/26/2010)

July 26, 2010

State / Territory: Pennsylvania

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 21, 2005

Closing Date: July 26, 2010

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

AIG Marketing, Inc (Chadda Ford), Private Entity/Person

AIG Marketing, Inc. (Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

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: 78573.71

Order Duration: 2006 - 2008

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Neutral/Positive Reference

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Retaliation Prohibition

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Promotion

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

Black

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits