Case: EEOC v. TRANSPORTATION SOLUTIONS INC

1:04-cv-02854 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

Filed Date: Sept. 29, 2004

Closed Date: July 12, 2006

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Case Summary

The EEOC's Atlanta district office sued Transportation Solutions, Inc. on September 29, 2004 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. The EEOC's complaint alleged that Transportation violated Title VII and the Equal Pay Act when it discriminated based on sex (female) by paying some of its female employees, including the intervenor who intervened on April 26, 2005, less money than similarly situated male employees. The parties entered into a consent decree on July 12, 2005 which stipulated that Transportation would pay the intervenor $20,000 in damages, implement a discipline procedure for managers who allow sex discrimination based on pay, post and distribute a notice of compliance with Title VII and the EPA, appoint a compliance specialist to ensure compliance with the consent decree, and report compliance efforts and complaints to the EEOC semiannually.

Summary Authors

Aaron Weismann (6/13/2007)

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1:04-cv-02854

Docket

EEOC v. Transportation Solutions Inc

July 12, 2005

July 12, 2005

Docket
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Complaint

EEOC v. Transportation Services Inc

Sept. 29, 2004

Sept. 29, 2004

Complaint
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First Amended Complaint

EEOC v. Transportation Services Inc

Jan. 20, 2005

Jan. 20, 2005

Complaint

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Substituted Page 7 of First Amended Complaint

EEOC v. Transportation Services Inc

Feb. 9, 2005

Feb. 9, 2005

Complaint
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Consent Decree

EEOC v. Transportation Services Inc

July 12, 2005

July 12, 2005

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated July 23, 2022, 3:04 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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COMPLAINT with Jury Demand filed. Consent form to proceed before U.S. Magistrate and pretrial instructions given to attorney , filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(ldp) (Entered: 10/01/2004)

Sept. 29, 2004

Sept. 29, 2004

2

ANSWER to Complaint, by Transportation Solutions, Inc. Discovery ends on 4/25/2005.(kt) (Entered: 12/03/2004)

Nov. 26, 2004

Nov. 26, 2004

3

APPLICATION for Admission of Richard L. Rainey Pro Hac Vice for Transportation Solutions, Inc. Filing Fee received $150.00, Receipt #530221. (to WSD) (kt) (Entered: 12/06/2004)

Nov. 26, 2004

Nov. 26, 2004

6

APPLICATION for Admission of Richard L. Rainey Pro Hac Vice, by Transportation Solutions, Inc. Filing Fee received $150.00, Receipt #530221. (to WSD) (kt) (Entered: 01/04/2005)

Dec. 27, 2004

Dec. 27, 2004

4

Certificate of Interested Persons by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Transportation Solutions, Inc. (to WSD & LTW) (kt) (Entered: 01/04/2005)

Dec. 28, 2004

Dec. 28, 2004

5

JOINT PRELIMINARY REPORT AND DISCOVERY SCHEDULE filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Transportation Solutions, Inc. (to LTW) (kt) (Entered: 01/04/2005)

Dec. 28, 2004

Dec. 28, 2004

ORDER (by docket entry only) granting 3 Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice of Richard L. Rainey . Approved by Judge William S. Duffey Jr. on 1/5/04. (se) (Entered: 01/05/2005)

Jan. 5, 2005

Jan. 5, 2005

7

NOTICE to Parties. Signed by Judge Linda T. Walker on 1/6/05. (kt) (Entered: 01/07/2005)

Jan. 6, 2005

Jan. 6, 2005

8

SCHEDULING ORDER: Discovery ends on 4/25/2005. Motions due by 5/16/2005. Proposed Pretrial Order due by 5/26/2005. Signed by Judge Linda T. Walker on 1/6/05. (kt) (Entered: 01/07/2005)

Jan. 6, 2005

Jan. 6, 2005

9

Guidelines for Discovery and Motion Practice. Signed by Judge Linda T. Walker on 1/6/05. (kt) (Entered: 01/07/2005)

Jan. 6, 2005

Jan. 6, 2005

10

UNOPPOSED MOTION to Amend 1 Complaint, by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Appendix - Proposed First Amended Complaint, # 2 Text of Proposed Order) (to LTW)(kt) (Entered: 01/19/2005)

Jan. 18, 2005

Jan. 18, 2005

11

ORDER granting 10 Motion to Amend . Signed by Judge Linda T. Walker on 1/20/05. (kt) (Entered: 01/21/2005)

Jan. 20, 2005

Jan. 20, 2005

12

FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT against Transportation Solutions, Inc., filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(kt) Additional attachment(s) added on 2/10/2005 (kt). Modified on 2/10/2005 to add page 7 pursuant to 15 Order of the Court. (kt). (Entered: 01/21/2005)

Jan. 20, 2005

Jan. 20, 2005

13

Defendant's ANSWER to Amended Complaint (First) by Transportation Solutions, Inc..(Zion, Eric) (Entered: 01/31/2005)

Jan. 31, 2005

Jan. 31, 2005

14

UNOPPOSED MOTION to Substitute Page by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (sjk) (Entered: 02/07/2005)

Feb. 4, 2005

Feb. 4, 2005

15

ORDER granting 14 Motion for to Substitute Page 7 of Plaintiff's First Amended Complaint. Signed by Judge Linda T. Walker on 2/9/05. (kt) (Entered: 02/10/2005)

Feb. 9, 2005

Feb. 9, 2005

16

MOTION to Intervene by Neva Smith. (Attachments: # 1 Brief)(sjk) (Entered: 03/03/2005)

March 1, 2005

March 1, 2005

17

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's Response to defendant's First Request to Produce Documents and plaintiff's answers to defendant's first interrogatories. (kt) (Entered: 03/09/2005)

March 4, 2005

March 4, 2005

18

RESPONSE in Opposition re 16 MOTION to Intervene filed by Transportation Solutions, Inc.. (Zion, Eric) (Entered: 03/09/2005)

March 9, 2005

March 9, 2005

20

MOTION to Amend 16 MOTION to Intervene with Brief In Support, by Neva Smith. (kt) (Entered: 03/23/2005)

March 21, 2005

March 21, 2005

21

REPLY BRIEF in support of 16 MOTION to Intervene, filed by Neva Smith. (kt) (Entered: 03/23/2005)

March 21, 2005

March 21, 2005

19

Joint MOTION for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery by Transportation Solutions, Inc.. (Zion, Eric) (Entered: 03/23/2005)

March 23, 2005

March 23, 2005

Submission of 16 MOTION to Intervene, to Magistrate Judge Linda T. Walker. (kt) (Entered: 04/06/2005)

April 6, 2005

April 6, 2005

22

PROPOSED ORDER Protective Order. (Zion, Eric) (Entered: 04/11/2005)

April 11, 2005

April 11, 2005

23

NOTICE by Transportation Solutions, Inc. Certificate of Service of Defendant's First Request for Production to Plaintiff-Intervenor (Zion, Eric) (Entered: 04/19/2005)

April 19, 2005

April 19, 2005

24

NOTICE by Transportation Solutions, Inc. Certificate of Service of Defendant's First Interrogatories to Plaintiff-Intervenor (Zion, Eric) (Entered: 04/19/2005)

April 19, 2005

April 19, 2005

Submission of 19 Joint MOTION for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery, 20 MOTION to Amend 16 MOTION to Intervene, to Magistrate Judge Linda T. Walker. (kt) (Entered: 04/22/2005)

April 22, 2005

April 22, 2005

VERBAL ORDER GRANTING 20 Motion to Amend 16 Motion to Intervene. APPROVED by Judge Linda T. Walker on 04/26/05. (slc) (Entered: 04/26/2005)

April 26, 2005

April 26, 2005

25

Consent MOTION for Extension of Time File Summary Judgment Motion by Transportation Solutions, Inc.. (Zion, Eric) (Entered: 05/13/2005)

May 13, 2005

May 13, 2005

Submission of 25 Consent MOTION for Extension of Time File Summary Judgment Motion, to Magistrate Judge Linda T. Walker. (kt) (Entered: 05/23/2005)

May 23, 2005

May 23, 2005

26

ORDER GRANTING 19 Motion for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery. 25 Motion for Extension of Time to file Summary Judgment Motion is deemed MOOT. Discovery ends on 6/25/2005. Signed by Judge Linda T. Walker on 5/31/05. (kt) (Entered: 06/01/2005)

May 31, 2005

May 31, 2005

27

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Neva Smith of Plaintiff-Intervenor's Response to Defendant's First Interrogatories and Plaintiff-Intervenor's Neva Smith's Responses to First Request for Production of Documents (Gunn, Ernest) (Entered: 06/01/2005)

June 1, 2005

June 1, 2005

28

MOTION to Consolidate Cases and Brief in Support Thereof by Neva Smith. (Gunn, Ernest) (Entered: 06/03/2005)

June 3, 2005

June 3, 2005

29

ORDER DIRECTING the Clerk to ADMINISTRATIVELY close 1 Complaint filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, with the right of either party to reopen it within thirty days if the settlement is not concluded. Signed by Judge William S. Duffey Jr. on 6/22/05. (kt) (Entered: 06/23/2005)

June 23, 2005

June 23, 2005

Civil Case Terminated. Judge Linda T. Walker terminated from case. (kt) (Entered: 06/23/2005)

June 23, 2005

June 23, 2005

30

PROPOSED CONSENT DECREE. (epm) (Entered: 07/12/2005)

July 8, 2005

July 8, 2005

31

CONSENT DECREE Signed by Judge William S. Duffey Jr. on 7/12/05. (dcs) (Entered: 07/13/2005)

July 12, 2005

July 12, 2005

Case Details

State / Territory: Georgia

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 29, 2004

Closing Date: July 12, 2006

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: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Transportation Solutions, Inc. (Stockbridge, Georgia), Private Entity/Person

Transportation Solutions, Inc., Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Equal Pay Act, 29 U.S.C. § 206(d)

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: 20000

Order Duration: 2005 - 2006

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Retaliation Prohibition

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Reporting

Monitoring

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)

Pay / Benefits

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit