Case: EEOC v. BURLINGTON COAT FACTORY WAREHOUSE, INC.

2:98-cv-75645 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Filed Date: Sept. 22, 1998

Closed Date: Dec. 14, 2000

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Case Summary

The Detroit Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse, Incorporated and Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse Corporation of Taylor, Incorporated in September 1998 in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan (Detroit). Since only the docket and the judgment order are available, there is no information regarding the nature of the allegations made against the defendants. After denying the defendants' motion for summary judgment in March 2000, the case was reassigned and transferred to another court in the Eastern District of Michigan. After jury trial, judgment was entered on a verdict for the defendant in December 2000.

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Daisy Manning (5/30/2008)

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2:98-cv-75645

Docket [PACER]

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Dec. 14, 2000

Docket
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Judgment

Dec. 14, 2000

Dec. 14, 2000

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Docket

Last updated July 18, 2022, 3:14 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT; jury demand - Receipt # U.S. Agency (pm) (Entered: 10/02/1998)

Sept. 22, 1998

Sept. 22, 1998

2

ANSWER by defendant Burlington Coat, defendant Burlington Coat to complaint [1-1] with proof of mailing (pm) (Entered: 10/28/1998)

Oct. 19, 1998

Oct. 19, 1998

2

AFFIRMATIVE defenses by defendant Burlington Coat, defendant Burlington Coat with proof of mailing (pm) (Entered: 10/28/1998)

Oct. 19, 1998

Oct. 19, 1998

SCHEDULE: by Judge Paul V. Gadola scheduling conference set for 2:00 11/12/98 (rc) (Entered: 10/28/1998)

Oct. 28, 1998

Oct. 28, 1998

3

NOTICE of scheduling conference set for 2:00 11/12/98 (pm) (Entered: 11/10/1998)

Oct. 28, 1998

Oct. 28, 1998

4

PROOF of mailing of notice of taking deposition of Shirley Sikes and Dorothy Harding and proof of mailing (pm) (Entered: 11/10/1998)

Nov. 3, 1998

Nov. 3, 1998

5

PRETRIAL scheduling order by Judge Paul V. Gadola - deadline for discovery set for 5/31/99 , deadline for witness list set for 4/12/99 , deadline for filing dispositive motions set for 6/18/99 , final pretrial conference set for 2:00 9/13/99 , civil jury trial set for 10/4/99 (pm) (Entered: 12/03/1998)

Nov. 17, 1998

Nov. 17, 1998

6

PROOF of mailing of Defendants' first set of interrogatories to Plaintiff and this proof of mailing (pm) (Entered: 04/02/1999)

March 30, 1999

March 30, 1999

7

ORDER by Judge Paul V. Gadola with stipulation, setting deadline for witness list for 5/3/99 , setting deadline for filing motions for 6/4/99 (pm) (Entered: 04/26/1999)

April 16, 1999

April 16, 1999

8

WITNESS list by defendant with proof of mailing (pm) (Entered: 05/12/1999)

May 3, 1999

May 3, 1999

9

PROOF of mailing of Plaintiff's notice of depositions (pm) Modified on 05/25/2000 (Entered: 06/24/1999)

June 3, 1999

June 3, 1999

10

ORDER by Judge Paul V. Gadola with stipulation, setting deadline for discovery for 6/30/99 , setting deadline for filing dispositive motions for 7/18/99 [EOD Date: 6/24/99] (pm) Modified on 05/25/2000 (Entered: 06/24/1999)

June 10, 1999

June 10, 1999

11

PROOF of mailing of renotice of taking deposition (pm) Modified on 05/25/2000 (Entered: 07/28/1999)

July 2, 1999

July 2, 1999

12

PROOF of mailing of defendants' response to equal employment opportunity commission's first set of interrogatories and related discovery requests (pm) Modified on 05/25/2000 (Entered: 07/28/1999)

July 16, 1999

July 16, 1999

14

CORRECTED MOTION by defendant Burlington Coat, defendant Burlington Coat for summary judgment with signed Affidavit of Maureen MacAloon with brief & attachments (dw) Modified on 05/25/2000 (Entered: 07/27/1999)

July 21, 1999

July 21, 1999

15

NOTICE of setting hearing on motion for summary judgment with signed Affidavit of Maureen MacAloon by Burlington Coat, Burlington Coat [12-1] for 2:00 9/15/99, motion for summary judgment by Burlington Coat, Burlington Coat [11-1] for 2:00 9/15/99 (dw) Modified on 05/25/2000 (Entered: 07/27/1999)

July 23, 1999

July 23, 1999

16

ORDER by Judge Paul V. Gadola with stipulation, amending deadline for response to motion for summary judgment with signed Affidavit of Maureen MacAloon by Burlington Coat, Burlington Coat [14-1] for 8/13/99, motion for summary judgment by Burlington Coat, Burlington Coat [13-1] for 8/13/99 [EOD Date: 8/16/99] (pm) Modified on 05/25/2000 (Entered: 08/16/1999)

Aug. 13, 1999

Aug. 13, 1999

17

RESPONSE by plaintiff EEOC to motion for summary judgment with signed Affidavit of Maureen MacAloon by Burlington Coat, Burlington Coat [14-1], motion for summary judgment by Burlington Coat, Burlington Coat [13-1] with attachments (pm) Modified on 05/25/2000 (Entered: 08/23/1999)

Aug. 13, 1999

Aug. 13, 1999

18

REPLY by defendant to response to motion for summary judgment with signed Affidavit of Maureen MacAloon by Burlington Coat, Burlington Coat [14-1] with proof of mailing (pm) Modified on 05/25/2000 (Entered: 08/31/1999)

Aug. 23, 1999

Aug. 23, 1999

19

AFFIDAVIT of Dorothy Harding (pm) (Entered: 10/13/1999)

Oct. 7, 1999

Oct. 7, 1999

20

AFFIDAVIT of Shirley Sikes (pm) (Entered: 10/13/1999)

Oct. 7, 1999

Oct. 7, 1999

21

MEMORANDUM opinion and order by Judge Paul V. Gadola denying motion for summary judgment with signed Affidavit of Maureen MacAloon by Burlington Coat, Burlington Coat [14-1], denying motion for summary judgment by Burlington Coat, Burlington Coat [13-1] with proof of mailing [EOD Date: 4/3/00] (dw) (Entered: 04/03/2000)

March 31, 2000

March 31, 2000

22

ORDER by Judge Paul V. Gadola, setting deadline for final pretrial order for 6/12/00 , setting final pretrial conference for 2:00 6/19/00 , setting trailing trial docket for 9:00 7/10/00 [EOD Date 5/25/00] (pm) Modified on 05/25/2000 (Entered: 05/25/2000)

May 10, 2000

May 10, 2000

FINAL pretrial conference held, Joint Final Pretrial Order Acccepted and Entered - Judge Paul V. Gadola (rc) (Entered: 06/19/2000)

June 19, 2000

June 19, 2000

23

ORDER by Judge Paul V. Gadola referring case to a Judge or Magistrate Judge for purposes of conducting a settlement conference [EOD Date 6/20/00] (th) (Entered: 06/20/2000)

June 19, 2000

June 19, 2000

24

JOINT FINAL pretrial order by Judge Paul V. Gadola (th) (Entered: 06/20/2000)

June 19, 2000

June 19, 2000

25

ORDER reassigning and transferring case from Judge Paul V. Gadola in Flint 98-cv-40332 to Judge Avern Cohn in Detroit 98-cv-75645 - Reason: docket efficiency (pm) (Entered: 07/03/2000)

June 29, 2000

June 29, 2000

27

FIRST MOTION by defendants in limine to preclude plaintiff from seeking compensatory, punitive and liquidated damages and from introducing evidence regarding BCF's financial condition with brief, exhibits and proof of mailing (lh) Modified on 10/23/2000 (Entered: 07/10/2000)

July 7, 2000

July 7, 2000

28

MOTION by plaintiff EEOC in limine to exclude defendants' expert witnesses with brief and exhibits (lh) Modified on 07/11/2000 (Entered: 07/11/2000)

July 10, 2000

July 10, 2000

29

MOTION by plaintiff EEOC in limine prohibiting defendants from arguing any "Market Forces" defense to the EEOC's Equal Pay Act Claim with brief and exhibits (lh) (Entered: 07/11/2000)

July 10, 2000

July 10, 2000

30

MOTION by plaintiff EEOC in limine requesting court to take judicial notice of defendant Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse Corporation Inc's 10-K Report with brief and exhibits (lh) (Entered: 07/11/2000)

July 10, 2000

July 10, 2000

31

MOTION by plaintiff EEOC in limine to exclude testimony of Cynthia Blevins and testimony regarding Cynthia Blevins Employment at defendants' Taylor, MI Store with brief and exhibits (lh) (Entered: 07/11/2000)

July 10, 2000

July 10, 2000

32

MOTION by plaintiff EEOC in limine to exclude Evidence regarding Shirley Sikes' retaliation charge with brief and exhibit (lh) (Entered: 07/11/2000)

July 10, 2000

July 10, 2000

33

RECORD received from USDC Flint (dh) (Entered: 07/11/2000)

July 11, 2000

July 11, 2000

34

NOTICE by court of setting civil jury trial for 9:00 10/19/00 with proof of mailing (lh) (Entered: 09/28/2000)

Sept. 27, 2000

Sept. 27, 2000

35

RESPONSE by plaintiff to motion in limine to preclude plaintiffi from seeking compensatory, punitive and liquidated damages and from introducing evidence regarding BCF's financial condition by Burlington Coat, Burlington Coat [27-1] with exhibits 1-13 (PP) (Entered: 10/16/2000)

Oct. 13, 2000

Oct. 13, 2000

36

RESPONSE by defendant Burlington Coat, defendant Burlington Coat to motion in limine to exclude testimony of Cynthia Blevins and testimony regarding Cynthia Blevins Employment at defendants' Taylor, MI Store by EEOC [31-1] (RH) Modified on 10/18/2000 (Entered: 10/18/2000)

Oct. 16, 2000

Oct. 16, 2000

37

RESPONSE by defendant Burlington Coat, defendant Burlington Coat to motion in limine prohibiting defendants from arguing any "Market Forces" defense to the EEOC's Equal Pay Act Claim by EEOC [29-1] (RH) (Entered: 10/18/2000)

Oct. 16, 2000

Oct. 16, 2000

38

RESPONSE by defendant Burlington Coat, defendant Burlington Coat to motion in limine requesting court to take judicial notice of defendant Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse Corporation Inc's 10-K Report by EEOC [30-1] (RH) (Entered: 10/18/2000)

Oct. 16, 2000

Oct. 16, 2000

39

BRIEF in reply by defendants to plaintiff's response to motion in limine to preclude plaintiff from seeking compensatory, punitive and liquidated damages and from introducing evidence regarding BCF's financial condition by Burlington Coat, Burlington Coat [27-1] with attachments and proof of mailing (lh) (Entered: 10/23/2000)

Oct. 23, 2000

Oct. 23, 2000

41

SUPPLEMENTAL reply brief in supprt by defendants to plaintiff's response to motion in limine to preclude plaintiff from seeking compensatory, punitive and liquidated damages and from introducing evidence regarding BCF's financial condition by Burlington Coat, Burlington Coat [27-1] with atatchment and proof of mailing (lh) (Entered: 10/30/2000)

Oct. 27, 2000

Oct. 27, 2000

MOTION hearing held on motion in limine to exclude Evidence regarding Shirley Sikes' retaliation charge by EEOC [32-1], motion in limine to exclude testimony of Cynthia Blevins and testimony regarding Cynthia Blevins Employment at defendants' Taylor, MI Store by EEOC [31-1], motion in limine requesting court to take judicial notice of defendant Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse Corporation Inc's 10-K Report by EEOC [30-1], motion in limine prohibiting defendants from arguing any "Market Forces" defense to the EEOC's Equal Pay Act Claim by EEOC [29-1], motion in limine to exclude defendants' expert witnesses by EEOC [28-1], motion in limine to preclude plaintiff from seeking compensatory, punitive and liquidated damages and from introducing evidence regarding BCF's financial condition by Burlington Coat, Burlington Coat [27-1] - disposition: GRANTED in part DENIED in part - Judge Avern Cohn - Court Reporter: Sheri Ward (jc) (Entered: 11/03/2000)

Oct. 30, 2000

Oct. 30, 2000

42

TRANSCRIPT taken on 10/30/00 of motions in limine (dh) (Entered: 11/09/2000)

Nov. 8, 2000

Nov. 8, 2000

43

VOIR DIRE questions by defendants' (RH) (Entered: 11/30/2000)

Nov. 29, 2000

Nov. 29, 2000

44

TRIAL brief by defendants', with proof of service (RH) (Entered: 11/30/2000)

Nov. 29, 2000

Nov. 29, 2000

45

MOTION by defendants' in limine to preclude remard of Time Shoulders , with brief, exhbiits and proof of service (RH) (Entered: 11/30/2000)

Nov. 29, 2000

Nov. 29, 2000

46

MOTION by defendant Burlington Coat, defendant Burlington Coat in limine evidence concerning policy of wage confidentiality , with brief, exhibits and proof of service (RH) (Entered: 12/01/2000)

Nov. 30, 2000

Nov. 30, 2000

47

DEPOSITION of James Barkai taken on 7/12/99 (RH) Modified on 12/01/2000 (Entered: 12/01/2000)

Nov. 30, 2000

Nov. 30, 2000

48

DEPOSITION of Donald E. Schafer taken on 8/4/99 (RH) (Entered: 12/01/2000)

Nov. 30, 2000

Nov. 30, 2000

49

DEPOSITION of Maureen MacAloon taken on 7/13/99 (RH) (Entered: 12/01/2000)

Nov. 30, 2000

Nov. 30, 2000

50

DEPOSITION of Natalie N. Wardin taken on 7/13/99 (RH) (Entered: 12/01/2000)

Nov. 30, 2000

Nov. 30, 2000

51

NOTICE of filing discovery (depositions of James Barkai, Maureen MacAloon, Donald Schafer, Natalie Wardin) , (RH) (Entered: 12/01/2000)

Nov. 30, 2000

Nov. 30, 2000

JURY impanelment held before Judge Avern Cohn -Court Reporter: Sheri Ward (jc) (Entered: 12/07/2000)

Dec. 4, 2000

Dec. 4, 2000

CIVIL jury trial held and continued to 9:00 12/6/00 - Judge Avern Cohn - Court Reporter: Sheri Ward (jc) (Entered: 12/07/2000)

Dec. 5, 2000

Dec. 5, 2000

CIVIL jury trial held and continued to 9:00 12/8/00 - Judge Avern Cohn - Court Reporter: Sheri Ward (jc) (Entered: 12/07/2000)

Dec. 6, 2000

Dec. 6, 2000

52

MOTION by plaintiff EEOC in limine to preclude evidence concerning Dorothy Harding's subsequent employment with brief, exhibit and proof of mailing (DT) (Entered: 12/08/2000)

Dec. 7, 2000

Dec. 7, 2000

CIVIL jury trial held and continued to 9:00 12/11/00 - Judge Avern Cohn - Court Reporter: Sheri WArd (jc) (Entered: 12/14/2000)

Dec. 8, 2000

Dec. 8, 2000

CIVIL jury trial held and continued to 9:00 12/13/00 - Judge Avern Cohn - Court Reporter: Sheri Ward (jc) (Entered: 12/14/2000)

Dec. 11, 2000

Dec. 11, 2000

53

SUPPLEMENTAL JURY instructions filed by defendants (ew) (Entered: 12/14/2000)

Dec. 13, 2000

Dec. 13, 2000

54

VERDICT form (ew) (Entered: 12/14/2000)

Dec. 13, 2000

Dec. 13, 2000

CIVIL jury trial concluded - Judge Avern Cohn - Court Reporter: Sheri Ward (jc) (Entered: 12/14/2000)

Dec. 13, 2000

Dec. 13, 2000

JURY deliberations held (jc) (Entered: 12/14/2000)

Dec. 13, 2000

Dec. 13, 2000

JURY verdict entered for Burlington Coat, Burlington Coat and against EEOC - Judge Avern Cohn - Court Reporter: Sheri Ward (jc) (Entered: 12/14/2000)

Dec. 13, 2000

Dec. 13, 2000

55

JUDGMENT entered for Burlington Coat, Burlington Coat against EEOC [EOD Date: 12/15/00] (ew) (Entered: 12/15/2000)

Dec. 14, 2000

Dec. 14, 2000

Case Details

State / Territory: Michigan

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 22, 1998

Closing Date: Dec. 14, 2000

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

Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse Corporation of Taylor, Incorporated, Private Entity/Person

Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse, Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Defendant

Nature of Relief:

None

Source of Relief:

Litigation

None

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits