Case: EEOC v. Greater Mount Carmel Baptist Church, Inc.

1:02-cv-01477 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

Filed Date: May 30, 2002

Closed Date: 2003

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Case Summary

On May 30, 2002, the Atlanta office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit against Greater Mount Carmel Baptist Church, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. We have no further information on the allegations made because we do not have the complaint in this case.

On July 9, 2002, the defendants filed a counterclaim in the case, but they voluntarily dismissed it 15 days later. On July 16, 2002, the court granted the complainants' motions to intervene as plaintiffs in the case. The defendants filed a motion to dismiss on September 19, 2002, but they withdrew it voluntarily on October 3, 2002. On March 11, 2003, the parties entered a consent decree, which the court adopted and dismissed the case. We have no record of the consent decree, and therefore no further information on the terms of the settlement between the parties.

Summary Authors

Justin Kanter (5/3/2008)

People


Judge(s)

Baverman, Alan J. (Georgia)

Carnes, Julie E. (Georgia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Macy, James Douglas (Georgia)

Malone, Maureen G. (Georgia)

Royal, S. Robert (Georgia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Lackland, Theodore Howard (Georgia)

Mitchell, Albert Andre (Georgia)

Other Attorney(s)

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Active

Judge(s)

Baverman, Alan J. (Georgia)

Carnes, Julie E. (Georgia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Macy, James Douglas (Georgia)

Malone, Maureen G. (Georgia)

Royal, S. Robert (Georgia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Lackland, Theodore Howard (Georgia)

Mitchell, Albert Andre (Georgia)

Other Attorney(s)

Northup, Jule S. (Georgia)

Rollins, James E. (Georgia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:02-cv-01477

Docket (PACER)

Equal Employment v. Greater Mount Carmel

March 17, 2003

March 17, 2003

Docket
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1:02-cv-01477

Order and Report and Recommendation []

EEOC v. Greater Mount Carmel

Feb. 13, 2003

Feb. 13, 2003

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 10, 2022, 3:11 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT filed. Consent form to proceed before U.S. magistrate and pretrial instructions given to attorney; jury demand. (aet) (Entered: 06/03/2002)

May 30, 2002

May 30, 2002

CASE REFERRED to Mag Judge Alan J. Baverman (Calendar sheets forwarded) (aet) (Entered: 06/03/2002)

May 30, 2002

May 30, 2002

2

ORDER by Judge G. E. Tidwell, recusing Judge. Case reassigned to Judge Julie E. Carnes (cc w/notice) (bsm) (Entered: 06/18/2002)

June 13, 2002

June 13, 2002

3

MOTION by Proposed Intervenors to intervene with brief in support. (jph) (Entered: 06/27/2002)

June 25, 2002

June 25, 2002

5

Notice to take deposition of PLAINTIFF'S INVESTIGATOR by defendants (jph) (Entered: 07/09/2002)

July 9, 2002

July 9, 2002

4

ANSWER by Greater Mount Carmel, Gods Strength Record, T. Flemming Ministri to complaint [1-1] and COUNTERCLAIM against Equal Employment Discovery ends 12/6/02 (jph) Modified on 07/29/2002 (Entered: 07/29/2002)

July 9, 2002

July 9, 2002

SUBMITTED to Mag Judge Alan J. Baverman on [3-1] motion to intervene (jph) (Entered: 07/16/2002)

July 16, 2002

July 16, 2002

6

ORDER by Mag Judge Alan J. Baverman GRANTING [3-1] motion to intervene (cc) (jph) (Entered: 07/17/2002)

July 16, 2002

July 16, 2002

Terminated submissions. (jph) (Entered: 07/18/2002)

July 18, 2002

July 18, 2002

7

AMENDED ANSWER to [4-1] answer by defendants (jph) (Entered: 07/29/2002)

July 26, 2002

July 26, 2002

8

VOLUNTARY DISMISSAL of counterclaim by defendants Greater Mount Carmel, Gods Strength Record, and T. Flemming Ministries pursuant to Rule 41(a)(1)(i), FRCP. (jph) (Entered: 07/29/2002)

July 26, 2002

July 26, 2002

9

INTERVENORS' COMPLAINT. (jph) (Entered: 07/31/2002)

July 29, 2002

July 29, 2002

10

Substitution of Counsel for plaintiff Equal Employment. S. Robert Royal replacing attorney James Douglas Macy for Equal Employment. (jph) (Entered: 08/02/2002)

Aug. 2, 2002

Aug. 2, 2002

11

ANSWERS TO INITIAL DISCLOSURES by plaintiff (als) (Entered: 08/09/2002)

Aug. 8, 2002

Aug. 8, 2002

12

Preliminary Report and Discovery Schedule. (to judge) (als) (Entered: 08/09/2002)

Aug. 8, 2002

Aug. 8, 2002

13

ANSWERS TO INITIAL DISCLOSURES by defendants (jph) (Entered: 08/12/2002)

Aug. 9, 2002

Aug. 9, 2002

14

ANSWERS TO INITIAL DISCLOSURES by Sharon Appleby, Eleesha Jones, Sylvette Harvey (jph) (Entered: 08/12/2002)

Aug. 9, 2002

Aug. 9, 2002

16

ENDORSED ORDER by Mag Judge Alan J. Baverman APPROVING [12-1] preliminary statement (cc) (jph) (Entered: 08/14/2002)

Aug. 13, 2002

Aug. 13, 2002

17

Attorney appearance for defendant Gods Strength Record, defendant T. Flemming Ministri by Albert Andre Mitchell (jph) (Entered: 08/15/2002)

Aug. 14, 2002

Aug. 14, 2002

18

Attorney appearance for defendant Gods Strength Record, defendant T. Flemming Ministri by Albert A. Mitchell (jph) (Entered: 08/16/2002)

Aug. 15, 2002

Aug. 15, 2002

19

ANSWER by defendant Gods Strength Record, defendant T. Flemming Ministri to complaint [9-1] (jph) (Entered: 08/16/2002)

Aug. 15, 2002

Aug. 15, 2002

20

ANSWER by defendant Greater Mount Carmel to complaint [9-1] (jph) (Entered: 08/16/2002)

Aug. 15, 2002

Aug. 15, 2002

21

Memo by CRD that [17-1] appearance attorney violates the Court's rule regarding font. All parties are reminded to comply with LR 5.1B regarding font. (cc by CRD) (jph) (Entered: 08/20/2002)

Aug. 19, 2002

Aug. 19, 2002

22

MOTION by defendants to extend time thru 9/19/02 to file dfts' motion to dismiss with proposed order and certification of Theodore H. Lackland. (jph) (Entered: 09/11/2002)

Sept. 9, 2002

Sept. 9, 2002

23

MOTION by defendants to dismiss with brief in support and affidavits of Virginia Flemming and Timothy Flemming. (cdg) (Entered: 09/20/2002)

Sept. 19, 2002

Sept. 19, 2002

SUBMITTED to Mag Judge Alan J. Baverman on [22-1] motion to extend time thru 9/19/02 to file dfts' motion to dismiss (jph) (Entered: 09/27/2002)

Sept. 27, 2002

Sept. 27, 2002

24

ORDER by Mag Judge Alan J. Baverman GRANTING [22-1] motion to extend time thru 9/19/02 to file dfts' motion to dismiss (cc) (als) (Entered: 10/03/2002)

Oct. 1, 2002

Oct. 1, 2002

25

Withdrawal of [23-1] motion to dismiss by dfts (cdg) (Entered: 10/04/2002)

Oct. 3, 2002

Oct. 3, 2002

26

Notice of withdrawal of firms Lackland & Associates, and Maureen G. Malone as counsel by defendant Gods Strength Record, defendant T. Flemming Ministri . (cdg) (Entered: 10/04/2002)

Oct. 3, 2002

Oct. 3, 2002

Proposed Consent Protective order as to the production of documents. (to AJB) (jph) (Entered: 10/10/2002)

Oct. 10, 2002

Oct. 10, 2002

27

CONSENT PROTECTIVE ORDER ENTERED. (jph) (Entered: 10/17/2002)

Oct. 16, 2002

Oct. 16, 2002

28

ORDER by Mag Judge Alan J. Baverman DENYING AS WITHDRAWN [23-1] motion to dismiss by T. Flemming Ministri, Gods Strength Record, Greater Mount Carmel Answer to complaint due 10/26/02 for Flemming Ministri, for Gods Strength Record, for Greater Mount Carmel (cc) (jph) (Entered: 10/17/2002)

Oct. 16, 2002

Oct. 16, 2002

Terminated submissions. (jph) (Entered: 11/04/2002)

Nov. 4, 2002

Nov. 4, 2002

29

Joint MOTION to extend time thru 2/6/03 for discovery (to AJB) (jph) (Entered: 12/05/2002)

Dec. 5, 2002

Dec. 5, 2002

31

ORDER by Mag Judge C. C. Hagy, settlement conference set for 10:00 a.m. on 2/4/03. (See order for specific instructions.) (cc) (aaq) (Entered: 01/17/2003)

Jan. 16, 2003

Jan. 16, 2003

32

ORDER by Mag Judge C. C. Hagy, continuing settlement conference until 2/7/03 at 10:00 am , settlement conference reset for 10:00 am on 2/7/03 (cc) (adg) (Entered: 01/28/2003)

Jan. 27, 2003

Jan. 27, 2003

33

Joint MOTION by parties to extend discovery thru 3/21/03 w/proposed order. (to AJB) (adg) (Entered: 01/28/2003)

Jan. 27, 2003

Jan. 27, 2003

34

ORDER by Mag Judge Alan J. Baverman GRANTING [33-1] joint motion to extend discovery thru 3/21/03 (cc) (jph) (Entered: 02/05/2003)

Feb. 4, 2003

Feb. 4, 2003

35

REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION with ORDER for Service by Mag Judge Alan J. Baverman ORDERING the parties to file with the Clerk and submit to the undersigned appropriate filings reflecting the dismissal of this matter on or before 03/14/03. It is RECOMMENDED to the District Court that the action be DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE; it is not necessary that the case remain on the calendar of the Court at this time. It is further RECOMMENDED that the Court retain jurisdiction to vacate the Order of dismissal and to reopen the action if necessary and that the action be dismissed with prejudice if no motions to vacate or extend time are filed within 60 days of the date of the Order of dismissal. (Submission of RR due 3/2/03.) (cc) (aaq) (Entered: 02/14/2003)

Feb. 13, 2003

Feb. 13, 2003

Completed referral to Mag Judge Alan J. Baverman p/CRD. R&R Final. (cvga) (Entered: 03/11/2003)

Feb. 13, 2003

Feb. 13, 2003

SUBMITTED to Judge Julie E. Carnes on [35-1] report & recommendation ORDERING the parties to file with the Clerk and submit to the undersigned appropriate filings reflecting the dismissal of this matter on or before 03/14/03. It is RECOMMENDED to the District Court that the action be DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE; it is not necessary that the case remain on the calendar of the Court at this time. It is further RECOMMENDED that the Court retain jurisdiction to vacate the Order of dismissal and to reopen the action if necessary and that the action be dismissed with prejudice if no motions to vacate or extend time are filed within 60 days of the date of the Order of dismissal. (Submission of RR due 3/2/03.) (cc), [35-2] report & recommendation (jph) (Entered: 03/03/2003)

March 3, 2003

March 3, 2003

37

TRANSCRIPT filed RE: Settlement conference for dates of 2-7-03 Court Reporter: Therese J. Vesel (jph) (Entered: 03/13/2003)

March 10, 2003

March 10, 2003

36

CONSENT ORDER by Judge Julie E. Carnes settling this action as to Dft Greater Mt. Carmel and the other dfts will be dismissed with prejudice upon the court's approval of this consent decree (cc) (crc) (Entered: 03/11/2003)

March 11, 2003

March 11, 2003

Terminated submissions. (crc) (Entered: 03/11/2003)

March 11, 2003

March 11, 2003

Case terminated. (jph) (Entered: 03/12/2003)

March 11, 2003

March 11, 2003

Case Details

State / Territory: Georgia

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: May 30, 2002

Closing Date: 2003

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

T. Flemming Ministries (Atlanta), Private Entity/Person

Gods Strength Records (Atlanta), Private Entity/Person

Greater Mount Carmel Baptist Church, Inc. (Atlanta), 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:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit