Case: EEOC v. MILAN BOX CORPORATION

1:02-cv-01157 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee

Filed Date: June 28, 2002

Closed Date: Oct. 15, 2006

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Case Summary

In June 2002, the Memphis and Nashville offices of the EEOC brought this Title VII suit against Milan Box Corporation in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee. The complaint alleged that the defendant discriminated against the claimants (females) by subjecting them to sexual harassment, laid female employees off, and refused to rehire two female employees in retaliation for their complaints of sexual harassment. The case settled by entry of a consent decree in October 2003.

The three year consent decree required the defendant to refrain from discrimination and retaliation, pay the claimants $90,000 in back pay and damages, post notice, distribute their EEO policy to employees, provide Title VII training for managers and supervisors, give the EEOC reports of compliance, and allow the EEOC access to review their compliance with the decree.

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Kevin Wilemon (8/2/2007)

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1:02-cv-01157

Docket [PACER]

EEOC v. Milan Box Corp

Oct. 16, 2003

Oct. 16, 2003

Docket
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1:02-cv-01157

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Milan Box Corporation

Oct. 15, 2003

Oct. 15, 2003

Settlement Agreement

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Docket

Last updated May 28, 2022, 3:12 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT (Summons(es) issued) - CJT (GN) (Entered: 07/01/2002)

June 28, 2002

June 28, 2002

2

ANSWER by defendant Milan Box Corp to [1-1]; jury demand - cjt (EJS) (Entered: 08/13/2002)

Aug. 13, 2002

Aug. 13, 2002

3

SETTING LETTER ; scheduling conference set for 2:30 10/31/02, Rm 345 U S Courthouse Jackson before MagJBreen (BPH) (Entered: 10/02/2002)

Oct. 2, 2002

Oct. 2, 2002

4

NOTICE OF FILING OF Report of Parties' Planning Meeting by plaintiff EEOC, defendant Milan Box Corp (SKP) (Entered: 10/15/2002)

Oct. 15, 2002

Oct. 15, 2002

5

SCHEDULING ORDER 16(b) Mag Judge J. D. Breen ; motion filing deadline set for 5/16/03 ; discovery deadline set for ptf r26 expert 03/04/03, dft r26 expert 04/11/03, doc prod - interr - req for adm 03/28/03, depos 5/30/03 ; proposed pretrial order to be entered on 8/8/03 ; jury trial set for 8/18/03; deadline for joining parties and amending pleadings set for ptf 01/17/03 and dft 2/17/03, final lsts of wit/exh for ptf 07/18/03 and dft 08/08/03. (cc: all counsel) (EJS) (Entered: 11/04/2002)

Nov. 1, 2002

Nov. 1, 2002

6

ORDER SETTING CASE FOR TRIAL by Chief Judge James D. Todd jury trial 9:30 08/18/03, jpto due 08/08/03 (cc: all counsel)CJT, Ct Reporter, Case Mgr, Jury Deputy, SP (BPH) (Entered: 11/06/2002)

Nov. 6, 2002

Nov. 6, 2002

8

MOTION by plaintiff EEOC for substitution of counsel - cjt wpo (EJS) (Entered: 12/26/2002)

Dec. 24, 2002

Dec. 24, 2002

9

ORDER by Chief Judge James D. Todd granting motion for [8-1] substituion of Atty Draga Anthony for Atty Lawrence Kenyon. (cc: all counsel) (EJS) (Entered: 12/27/2002)

Dec. 27, 2002

Dec. 27, 2002

10

JOINT MOTION by plaintiff EEOC, defendant Milan Box Corp to extend time to file motion to compel discovery responses - cjt wpo (EJS) (Entered: 12/31/2002)

Dec. 31, 2002

Dec. 31, 2002

11

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff EEOC, defendant Milan Box Corp in support of motion to extend [10-1] - cjt (EJS) (Entered: 12/31/2002)

Dec. 31, 2002

Dec. 31, 2002

12

ORDER by Chief Judge James D. Todd granting motion to extend [10-1] time to file motion to compel - if necessary, to be filed on or before 01/20/03. (cc: all counsel) (EJS) (Entered: 01/02/2003)

Dec. 31, 2002

Dec. 31, 2002

13

ORDER by Chief Judge James D. Todd Case reassigned to Judge J. D. Breen per admin order #03-09. (cc: all counsel) (EJS) (Entered: 04/01/2003)

March 31, 2003

March 31, 2003

14

SETTING LETTER - pursuant to Administrative Order 03-09 notification to parties re: reassignment of case to Judge Breen and trial setting (BPH) (Entered: 04/04/2003)

April 4, 2003

April 4, 2003

15

MOTION by plaintiff, defendant to amend scheduling order - CJB w/p/o (EJC) (Entered: 05/22/2003)

May 21, 2003

May 21, 2003

16

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff EEOC, defendant Milan Box Corp in support of motion to amend scheduling order [15-1] - (document incorporated in motion) - CJB (EJC) (Entered: 05/22/2003)

May 21, 2003

May 21, 2003

17

CERTIFICATE of counsel by defendant Milan Box Corp - CJB (EJC) (Entered: 05/22/2003)

May 21, 2003

May 21, 2003

18

PROPOSED order modifying scheduling order submitted by defendant Milan Box Corp - OJB (EJC) (Entered: 05/22/2003)

May 21, 2003

May 21, 2003

19

ORDER MODIFYING SCHEDULING ORDER by Judge J. D. Breen granting motion to amend scheduling order [15-1] ..ddl depositions 6/30/03; dispositive motion filing ddl set 7/30/03 ; pla's final list of witnesses & exhs 9/18/03; ddl dft's final list of witnesses & exhs 10/3/03; ddl joint pretrial order is to be set by the court; ddl trial date to be set by the court. (cc: all counsel) (EHG) (Entered: 05/30/2003)

May 29, 2003

May 29, 2003

20

SETTING LETTER : telephone status conference set for 6/19/03 at 11:00 (EHG) (Entered: 06/13/2003)

June 13, 2003

June 13, 2003

21

MINUTES: Telephone Status conference held 6/19/03 . Parties to engage in private mediation. Discovery stayed for 60 days. A follow-up status conf to be set by phone at end of Aug. or first of Sept. 03. Mr. Purcell w/submit order to the court. Presiding Judge: Breen PLA Atty: T. Borek DFT Atty: C. Purnell, J. Craig C/R: none (EHG) (Entered: 06/20/2003)

June 19, 2003

June 19, 2003

23

MOTION by plaintiff EEOC, defendant Milan Box Corp to continue status conference - cjb (EJS) (Entered: 07/18/2003)

July 17, 2003

July 17, 2003

24

CERTIFICATE by plaintiff EEOC, defendant Milan Box Corp of consultation - cjb (EJS) (Entered: 07/18/2003)

July 17, 2003

July 17, 2003

25

ORDER STAYING DISCOVERY by Judge J. D. Breen ..ddls including but not limited to depositions, dispositive motions, final list of witnesses and exhs, the joint pretrial order and trial of this matter are stayed for 60 days from 6/19/03 in order for mediation to take place between the parties. Mediation scheduled for 9/4/03.. granting motion to continue [23-1] ; scheduling conference set for 8/28/03 @ 4:00 p.m. before Mag Judge Breen is RESCHEDULED for 9/16/03 @ 9:00 a.m. (cc: all counsel) (EHG) (Entered: 07/22/2003)

July 22, 2003

July 22, 2003

26

SETTING LETTER ; telephone/scheduling conference set for 9:00 9/16/03 (EHG) (Entered: 07/22/2003)

July 22, 2003

July 22, 2003

27

NOTICE OF FILING OF MEDIATION SESSION REPORT - copy JB, Venita Griffin (SKP) (Entered: 09/12/2003)

Sept. 9, 2003

Sept. 9, 2003

28

CONSENT JUDGMENT by Judge J. D. Breen dismissing party Milan Box Corp, party EEOC , terminating case pursuant to settlement, parties to be bound by terms of consent decree (judgment) (cc: all counsel) (EJS) (Entered: 10/16/2003)

Oct. 16, 2003

Oct. 16, 2003

Case Details

State / Territory: Tennessee

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: June 28, 2002

Closing Date: Oct. 15, 2006

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

Milan Box Corporation (Arcadia, Dodson, Lillie, Rushton, Simsboro, and Zwolle, LA), 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: 90000

Order Duration: 2003 - 2006

Content of Injunction:

Provide antidiscrimination training

Discrimination Prohibition

Retaliation Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Reporting

Monitoring

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Hiring

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits