Case: EEOC v. Electronic Data Systems Corporation

2:03-cv-71238 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Filed Date: March 28, 2003

Closed Date: May 4, 2004

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Case Summary

In March 2003, the EEOC district office in Detroit, Michigan brought this action against the Electronic Data Systems Corporation in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. The complaint alleged that the defendant violated Title VII of the Civil Right Act when it selected an employee for termination as part of a workforce reduction because she was pregnant. After the defendant's motion for summary judgment was denied, the case went to trial, and in late April 2004 the jury returned a verdict in favor of the defendant. The court entered the judgment on the jury's verdict and ordered the EEOC to pay the defendant's costs of $3,704.05.

Summary Authors

Jason Chester (7/24/2007)

People


Judge(s)

Duggan, Patrick J. (Michigan)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Mengesha, Trina R (Michigan)

Price, Dale (Michigan)

Rapport, Adele (Michigan)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Douglas, Sue M (Ohio)

Hice, Brooke M (Ohio)

Wymer, Martin T (Ohio)

Judge(s)

Duggan, Patrick J. (Michigan)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Mengesha, Trina R (Michigan)

Price, Dale (Michigan)

Rapport, Adele (Michigan)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Douglas, Sue M (Ohio)

Hice, Brooke M (Ohio)

Wymer, Martin T (Ohio)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:03-cv-71238

Docket [PACER]

June 22, 2004

June 22, 2004

Docket
1

2:03-cv-71238

Complaint

March 28, 2003

March 28, 2003

Complaint
20

2:03-cv-71238

Opinion [Denying Motion for S/J; Motion to Strike]

Dec. 29, 2003

Dec. 29, 2003

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 12, 2022, 3:17 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT with jury demand - Receipt # usa (dh) (Entered: 03/31/2003)

March 28, 2003

March 28, 2003

2

STATEMENT of disclosure of corporate affiliations and financial interests by defendant Elec Data Sys Corp (lh) (Entered: 04/29/2003)

April 28, 2003

April 28, 2003

3

ANSWER by defendant Elec Data Sys Corp to complaint [1-1] with proof of service (lh) (Entered: 04/29/2003)

April 28, 2003

April 28, 2003

3

AFFIRMATIVE defenses by defendant Elec Data Sys Corp with proof of service (lh) (Entered: 04/29/2003)

April 28, 2003

April 28, 2003

4

NOTICE from the chambers of Judge Duggan setting civil status conference for 2:00 5/28/03 with proof of service (dh) (Entered: 05/14/2003)

May 13, 2003

May 13, 2003

5

AMENDED NOTICE of setting civil status conference for 2:30 6/3/03 with proof of service (kb) (Entered: 05/22/2003)

May 20, 2003

May 20, 2003

STATUS conference held - Judge Patrick J. Duggan (mo) (Entered: 06/03/2003)

June 3, 2003

June 3, 2003

6

PRETRIAL scheduling order by Judge Patrick J. Duggan - setting deadline for witness list for 7/31/03 , setting deadline for discovery for 8/31/03 , setting deadline for filing motions for 9/15/03 , setting final pretrial conference for 3:15 11/12/03 , setting trailing trial docket for Nov/Dec/03 with proof of service (dh) (Entered: 06/04/2003)

June 3, 2003

June 3, 2003

7

NOTICE of appearance for defendant Elec Data Sys Corp of attorney Martin T Wymer, Susan Marie Douglas and Brooke Miller Hice with proof of service (lh) (Entered: 06/11/2003)

June 10, 2003

June 10, 2003

8

WITNESS list by defendant Elec Data Sys Corp with proof of service (dh) (Entered: 07/31/2003)

July 31, 2003

July 31, 2003

10

SUPPLEMENTAL witness list by defendant, with proof of service. (PP) (Entered: 08/13/2003)

Aug. 12, 2003

Aug. 12, 2003

11

MOTION by defendant for summary judgment with brief, attachments, and proof of service. (PP) (Entered: 09/16/2003)

Sept. 15, 2003

Sept. 15, 2003

12

ORDER by Judge Patrick J. Duggan, setting trailing trial docket for November/December 2003 [EOD Date 10/3/03] (ew) (Entered: 10/03/2003)

Oct. 2, 2003

Oct. 2, 2003

13

RESPONSE by plaintiff EEOC to motion for summary judgment by Elec Data Sys Corp [11-1] with attachments A-G, dep's of Rudolph, Holland, Dills, Hernandez, affidavit of Holland, proof of service (dh) (Entered: 10/16/2003)

Oct. 14, 2003

Oct. 14, 2003

14

NOTICE by plaintiff EEOC granting the EEOC a seven page extension for its brief in response to defendant's motion for summary judgment , setting deadline for response to motion for summary judgment by Elec Data Sys Corp [11-1] for 10/14/03 with proof of service (dh) (Entered: 10/17/2003)

Oct. 16, 2003

Oct. 16, 2003

15

NOTICE by Judge Duggan's chambers of setting hearing on motion for summary judgment by Elec Data Sys Corp [11-1] for 2:00 11/20/03 with proof of service. (PP) (Entered: 10/23/2003)

Oct. 22, 2003

Oct. 22, 2003

16

LETTER by defendant Elec Data Sys Corp, confirming the extension of plaintiff's reply to response to motion for summary judgment by Elec Data Sys Corp [11-1] for 10/29/03 (RH) (Entered: 10/28/2003)

Oct. 27, 2003

Oct. 27, 2003

17

REPLY by defendant Elec Data Sys Corp to response to motion for summary judgment by Elec Data Sys Corp [11-1] with exhibits 1,2 and proof of service. (RH) (Entered: 10/30/2003)

Oct. 29, 2003

Oct. 29, 2003

18

MOTION by plaintiff to strike exhibits 1 and 2 of defendant's reply brief in support of its motion for summary judgment with brief, attachments and proof of service (ew) (Entered: 11/05/2003)

Nov. 4, 2003

Nov. 4, 2003

19

BRIEF in opposition by defendant Elec Data Sys Corp to motion to strike exhibits 1 and 2 of defendant's reply brief in support of its motion for summary judgment by EEOC [18-1] with proof of service (dh) (Entered: 11/18/2003)

Nov. 17, 2003

Nov. 17, 2003

MOTION hearing held on motion to strike exhibits 1 and 2 of defendant's reply brief in support of its motion for summary judgment by EEOC [18-1], motion for summary judgment by Elec Data Sys Corp [11-1] - disposition: taken under advisement - Judge Patrick J. Duggan - Court Reporter: Marie Metcalf (mo) (Entered: 11/20/2003)

Nov. 20, 2003

Nov. 20, 2003

20

MEMORANDUM opinion and order by Judge Patrick J. Duggan denying motion to strike exhibits 1 and 2 of defendant's reply brief in support of its motion for summary judgment by EEOC [18-1], denying motion for summary judgment by Elec Data Sys Corp [11-1] [EOD Date: 12/30/03], with proof of service. (PP) (Entered: 12/30/2003)

Dec. 29, 2003

Dec. 29, 2003

21

ORDER by Judge Patrick J. Duggan denying motion to strike exhibits 1 and 2 of defendant's reply brief in support of its motion for summary judgment by EEOC [18-1], denying motion for summary judgment by Elec Data Sys Corp [11-1] [EOD Date 12/30/03], with proof of service. (PP) (Entered: 12/30/2003)

Dec. 29, 2003

Dec. 29, 2003

22

NOTICE by Judge Duggan's chambers of resetting final pretrial conference for 2:45 1/20/04 with proof of service. (PP) (Entered: 01/06/2004)

Jan. 5, 2004

Jan. 5, 2004

23

STIPULATION AND ORDER Final Pretrial Conference reset for 3/23/2004 02:00 PM, trial reset for March/April trailing docket before Honorable Patrick J Duggan. Signed by Judge Patrick J Duggan. (PPaul, ) (Entered: 01/27/2004)

Jan. 15, 2004

Jan. 15, 2004

24

NOTICE by Brooke Miller Hice counsel for Electronic Data Systems Corporation of withdrawal (LSel, ) (Entered: 02/17/2004)

Feb. 2, 2004

Feb. 2, 2004

25

MOTION in Limine regarding the order of presentation of witnesses by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (NHoll, ) (Entered: 03/23/2004)

March 8, 2004

March 8, 2004

26

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (NHoll, ) (Entered: 03/23/2004)

March 8, 2004

March 8, 2004

28

EMERGENCY MOTION to take de bene esse deposition by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (NHoll, ) (Entered: 03/26/2004)

March 11, 2004

March 11, 2004

29

ORDER REFERRING MOTION to Magistrate Judge Scheer: 28 MOTION Deposition filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Signed by Judge Patrick J Duggan. (NHoll, ) (Entered: 03/30/2004)

March 12, 2004

March 12, 2004

ORAL MOTION to Take De Bene Esse Deposition by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (VSim, ) (Entered: 03/23/2004)

March 16, 2004

March 16, 2004

Minute Entry -Telephonic Motion Hearing held on 3/16/2004 re ORAL MOTION to Take De Bene Esse Deposition filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission before Honorable Donald A Scheer. Disposition: GRANTED (VSim, ) (Entered: 03/23/2004)

March 16, 2004

March 16, 2004

ORAL ORDER granting ORAL Motion to Take De Bene Esse Deposition . Entered by Judge Donald A Scheer. (VSim, ) Modified on 3/23/2004 (VSim, ). (Entered: 03/23/2004)

March 16, 2004

March 16, 2004

30

REPLY BRIEF in Support of 28 EMERGENCY MOTION to take Deposition filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (NHoll, ) (Entered: 03/31/2004)

March 16, 2004

March 16, 2004

31

ORDER granting 28 EMERGENCY MOTION to take deposition filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Signed by Magistrate Judge Donald A Scheer. (NHoll, ) (Entered: 04/01/2004)

March 17, 2004

March 17, 2004

32

RESPONSE to 28 EMERGENCY Motion to take deposition filed by Electronic Data Systems Corporation. (NHoll, ) (Entered: 04/01/2004)

March 17, 2004

March 17, 2004

33

MOTION to exclude witness or, alternatively, in limine by Electronic Data Systems Corporation ; with exhibits A-D. (Attachments: # 1 Document Continuation)(DPer, ) (Entered: 04/07/2004)

March 18, 2004

March 18, 2004

34

UNOPPOSED emergency motion to continue trial date until on or after April 5, 2004 based on the physical incapacity of a key witness by Electronic Data Systems Corporation. (DPer, ) (Entered: 04/07/2004)

March 18, 2004

March 18, 2004

36

MOTION in limine to exclude plaintiff's unopposed and subjective opinion testimony by Electronic Data Systems Corporation; with exhibits A-D. (DPer, ) (Entered: 04/09/2004)

March 23, 2004

March 23, 2004

37

MOTION in limine to exclude the EEOC from offering or using an inadmissable position statement at trial by Electronic Data Systems Corporation; with exhibits A-B. (DPer, ) (Entered: 04/09/2004)

March 23, 2004

March 23, 2004

38

NOTICE by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission of withdrawal of 25 Motion in limine regarding the order of presentation of witnesses. (DPer, ) (Entered: 04/09/2004)

March 23, 2004

March 23, 2004

39

JOINT FINAL PRETRIAL ORDER. Signed by Judge Patrick J Duggan. (DPer, ) (Entered: 04/13/2004)

March 25, 2004

March 25, 2004

27

NOTICE TO APPEAR: Jury Trial set for 4/26/2004 09:00 AM before Honorable Patrick J Duggan. Voir Dire set for 4/23/2004 09:00AM before Honorable Donald A Scheer. (MOre, ) (Entered: 03/26/2004)

March 26, 2004

March 26, 2004

40

RESPONSE to 33 Motion to exclude witness or, alternatively, in limine filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; with exhibits A-B. (DPer, ) (Entered: 04/14/2004)

March 30, 2004

March 30, 2004

41

RESPONSE to 37 Motion in liminie to exclude the Commission from offering or using an inadmissable position statement at trial filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; with exhibits. (Attachments: # 1 Document Continuation)(DPer, ) (Entered: 04/14/2004)

March 30, 2004

March 30, 2004

42

RESPONSE to 36 Motion in limine to exclude plaintiff's unfounded and subjective opinion testimony filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (DPer, ) (Entered: 04/14/2004)

March 30, 2004

March 30, 2004

43

MOTION in limine to exclude EDS from offering evidence regarding pregnancy and maternity leave by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (DPer, ) (Entered: 04/14/2004)

March 30, 2004

March 30, 2004

44

RESPONSE to 35 Motion in limine regarding Tone Holland's physical ailments filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (DPer, ) (Entered: 04/14/2004)

March 30, 2004

March 30, 2004

45

REPLY to response to 35 Motion in liminie filed by Electronic Data Systems Corporation. (DPer, ) (Entered: 04/20/2004)

April 7, 2004

April 7, 2004

46

REPLY to response to 37 Motion in liminie filed by Electronic Data Systems Corporation; with exhibit A. (DPer, ) (Entered: 04/20/2004)

April 7, 2004

April 7, 2004

47

REPLY to response to 33 Motion to exclude witness, or alternatively, in limine filed by Electronic Data Systems Corporation; with exhibit A. (DPer, ) (Entered: 04/20/2004)

April 7, 2004

April 7, 2004

48

REPLY to response to 36 Motion in liminie filed by Electronic Data Systems Corporation. (DPer, ) (Entered: 04/20/2004)

April 7, 2004

April 7, 2004

50

RESPONSE to 49 Motion in limine filed by Electronic Data Systems Corporation. (DPer, ) (Entered: 04/24/2004)

April 15, 2004

April 15, 2004

51

RESPONSE to 43 Motion in limine to exclude evidence regarding pregnancy and maternity leaves filed by Electronic Data Systems Corporation; with exhibit A. (DPer, ) (Entered: 04/26/2004)

April 16, 2004

April 16, 2004

52

REPLY to response to 43 Motion in liminie filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (DPer, ) (Entered: 04/26/2004)

April 19, 2004

April 19, 2004

53

REPLY to response to 49 Motion in limine filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (DPer, ) (Entered: 04/26/2004)

April 20, 2004

April 20, 2004

Minute Entry -Voir Dire begun on 4/23/2004 before Honorable Donald A Scheer. (Tape #Marie Metcalf) (VSim, ) (Entered: 04/26/2004)

April 23, 2004

April 23, 2004

Minute Entry -Voir Dire concluded on 4/23/2004 before Honorable Donald A Scheer. (Court Reporter Marie Metcalf) (VSim, ) (Entered: 04/26/2004)

April 23, 2004

April 23, 2004

54

CONSENT by the parties to allow Magistrate Judge Donald A. Scheer to preside over jury selection. (DPer, ) (Entered: 04/28/2004)

April 23, 2004

April 23, 2004

Minute Entry -Jury Impaneled before Honorable Donald A Scheer. (Court Reporter Marie Metcalf) (MOre, ) (Entered: 05/04/2004)

April 23, 2004

April 23, 2004

Minute Entry -Jury Trial begun on 4/26/2004, Jury Trial held on 4/26/2004 before Honorable Patrick J Duggan. Disposition: & continued to 4/27/04@9:00(Court Reporter Marie Metcalf) (MOre, ) (Entered: 05/04/2004)

April 26, 2004

April 26, 2004

Minute Entry -Jury Trial held on 4/27/2004 before Honorable Patrick J Duggan. Disposition: & continued to 4/28/04@9:00(Court Reporter Marie Metcalf) (MOre, ) (Entered: 05/04/2004)

April 27, 2004

April 27, 2004

55

JURY VERDICT FORM.(DPer, ) (Entered: 05/04/2004)

April 28, 2004

April 28, 2004

Minute Entry -Jury Trial held on 4/28/2004 before Honorable Patrick J Duggan. Disposition: & continued to 4/29/04@9:00(Court Reporter Marie Metcalf) (MOre, ) (Entered: 05/04/2004)

April 28, 2004

April 28, 2004

Minute Entry -Jury Deliberation Held, Jury Trial completed on 4/29/2004, Jury Trial held on 4/29/2004, JURY VERDICT of No Cause before Honorable Patrick J Duggan. (Court Reporter Marie Metcalf) (MOre, ) (Entered: 05/04/2004)

April 29, 2004

April 29, 2004

56

JUDGMENT in favor of defendant against plaintiff. (CGre, ) (Entered: 05/05/2004)

May 4, 2004

May 4, 2004

57

NOTICE Regarding Filing of Deposition of Juanita Hernandez (JGilb, ) (Entered: 05/07/2004)

May 4, 2004

May 4, 2004

58

DEPOSITION of Juanita Hernandez taken on April 1, 2004. (Attachments: # 1 Document Continuation # 2 Document Continuation)(JGilb, ) (Entered: 05/07/2004)

May 4, 2004

May 4, 2004

60

DEPOSITION of Tena Bracy taken on March 18, 2004. (Attachments: # 1 Document Continuation)(JGilb, ) (Entered: 05/07/2004)

May 4, 2004

May 4, 2004

61

BILL OF COSTS by Electronic Data Systems Corporation. (DPer, ) (Entered: 06/07/2004)

June 7, 2004

June 7, 2004

62

Costs Taxed in amount of $ 3,704.05 against plaintiff. (LBeh, ) (Entered: 06/22/2004)

June 22, 2004

June 22, 2004

Case Details

State / Territory: Michigan

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: March 28, 2003

Closing Date: May 4, 2004

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

Electronic Data Systems Corporation, Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Defendant

Nature of Relief:

None

Source of Relief:

None

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Discrimination-basis:

Pregnancy discrimination

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits