Case: EEOC v. CAGLE'S INC.

5:03-cv-00219 | U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia

Filed Date: July 2, 2003

Closed Date: April 11, 2006

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Case Summary

In July 2003 the Atlanta District Office of the EEOC brought this lawsuit against Cagle's Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia alleging sexual harassment and retaliation in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendants permitted the sexual harassment of the complainant, a female employee, and committed some act of retaliation. The complainant intervened in the lawsuit in September 2003. Following some discovery, the defendant's motion for summary judgment was granted in February 2005 and denied the EEOC's motion to reconsider this judgment in February 2005. The intervenor plaintiff appealed the District Court's summary judgment decision in March 2005, and the EEOC appealed the District Court's refusal to reconsider the judgment in April 2005. The Eleventh Circuit affirmed the District Court's findings in April 2005.

Summary Authors

David Friedman (11/26/2007)

People

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Judge(s)

Black, Susan Harrell (Florida)

Farris, Joseph Jerome (Washington)

Hull, Frank M. (Georgia)

Judge(s)

Black, Susan Harrell (Florida)

Farris, Joseph Jerome (Washington)

Hull, Frank M. (Georgia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

5:03-cv-00219

Docket [PACER]

EEOC v. Cagle's Inc.

April 11, 2006

April 11, 2006

Docket
1

5:03-cv-00219

Complaint

EEOC v. Cagle's Inc

July 2, 2003

July 2, 2003

Complaint
9

5:03-cv-00219

Complaint of Intervenor

EEOC and April Lepera v. Cagle's Inc.

Oct. 14, 2003

Oct. 14, 2003

Complaint
43

5:03-cv-00219

Order [Re: Motion for Summary Judgment]

EEOC and April Lepera v. Cagle's Inc

Feb. 1, 2005

Feb. 1, 2005

Order/Opinion
47

5:03-cv-00219

Order [Re: Motion to Reconsider]

EEOC and April Lepera v. Cagle's Inc

Feb. 15, 2005

Feb. 15, 2005

Order/Opinion

05-11213

Opinion [Affirming Decision]

EEOC v. Cagle's, Inc

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

168 Fed.Appx. 917

Feb. 24, 2006

Feb. 24, 2006

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4238899/eeoc-v-cagles-inc/

Last updated July 21, 2022, 3:11 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT filed; Service of Complaint due by 10/30/03 for Cagle's Inc. (dcp) (Entered: 07/02/2003)

July 2, 2003

July 2, 2003

RECAP
2

WAIVER OF SERVICE returned executed as to Cagle's Inc. 7/9/03. Answer due on 9/8/03 for Cagle's Inc. (dcp) (Entered: 08/20/2003)

Aug. 20, 2003

Aug. 20, 2003

PACER
3

MOTION by April Lepera to Intervene Complaint of Intervenor on left side of file awaiting ruling. Response due by 9/25/03 Reply to Response due by 10/14/03 for [3-1] motion (cma) (Entered: 09/03/2003)

Sept. 2, 2003

Sept. 2, 2003

PACER
4

ANSWER to Complaint by Cagle's Inc. (Attorney Kathleen J. Jennings, Paul Oliver, Martin H. Steckel) (hrm) (Entered: 09/04/2003)

Sept. 4, 2003

Sept. 4, 2003

PACER
5

ELECTION not to proceed before a Magistrate Judge by April Lepera (dcp) (Entered: 09/15/2003)

Sept. 8, 2003

Sept. 8, 2003

PACER
6

RULES 16 AND 26 ORDER; proposed scheduling/discovery order due on 10/24/03 . ( signed by Judge Wilbur D. Owens Jr. ) (cma) (Entered: 09/09/2003)

Sept. 9, 2003

Sept. 9, 2003

PACER
7

ELECTION not to proceed before a Magistrate Judge by EEOC (dcp) (Entered: 09/15/2003)

Sept. 15, 2003

Sept. 15, 2003

PACER
8

ORDER granting [3-1] motion to Intervene ( signed by Judge Wilbur D. Owens Jr. ) (dcp) (Entered: 09/30/2003)

Sept. 30, 2003

Sept. 30, 2003

PACER
9

Intervenor's COMPLAINT by April Lepera. (dcp) (Entered: 10/15/2003)

Oct. 14, 2003

Oct. 14, 2003

PACER
10

SCHEDULING/DISCOVERY ORDER executed. Dispositive Motions to be filed by 4/19/04 Discovery to be complete 3/4/04 ; ( signed by Judge Wilbur D. Owens Jr. ) (dcp) (Entered: 10/28/2003)

Oct. 28, 2003

Oct. 28, 2003

PACER
11

ANSWER by Cagle's Inc. to [9-1] intervenor complaint (dcp) (Entered: 11/24/2003)

Nov. 24, 2003

Nov. 24, 2003

PACER
12

JOINT MOTION by EEOC, Cagle's Inc., April Lepera, Cagle's Inc. to Extend Time for discovery (dcp) (Entered: 02/27/2004)

Feb. 26, 2004

Feb. 26, 2004

PACER
13

ORDER granting [12-1] joint motion to Extend Time for discovery reset Discovery completion deadline to 5/3/04, reset Motion Filing deadline to 6/17/04 ( signed by Judge Wilbur D. Owens Jr. ) (dcp) (Entered: 03/02/2004)

March 2, 2004

March 2, 2004

PACER
14

CONSENT PROTECTIVE ORDER regarding confidential, private, financial, personal and business information of Cagle's, Inc. ( signed by Judge Wilbur D. Owens Jr. ) (dcp) (Entered: 03/02/2004)

March 2, 2004

March 2, 2004

PACER
15

RESPONSE by Cagle's Inc. in opposition to plaintiff's Notice of Rule 30(b)(6) deposition (dcp) (Entered: 04/27/2004)

April 23, 2004

April 23, 2004

PACER
16

JOINT MOTION by EEOC, April Lepera to Extend Time for discovery (dcp) (Entered: 04/29/2004)

April 28, 2004

April 28, 2004

PACER
17

NOTICE of Rule 30(b)(6) deposition by EEOC (dcp) (Entered: 05/03/2004)

May 3, 2004

May 3, 2004

PACER
18

ORDER granting [16-1] joint motion to Extend Time for discovery reset Discovery completion deadline to 6/3/04, reset Motion Filing deadline to 7/19/04 ( signed by Judge Wilbur D. Owens Jr. ) (dcp) (Entered: 05/04/2004)

May 4, 2004

May 4, 2004

PACER
19

MOTION by Cagle's Inc. for Summary Judgment Response due by 8/9/04 Reply to Response due by 8/25/04 for [19-1] motion (hrm) (Entered: 07/16/2004)

July 16, 2004

July 16, 2004

PACER
20

MEMORANDUM by Cagle's Inc. in support of [19-1] motion for Summary Judgment (hrm) (Entered: 07/16/2004)

July 16, 2004

July 16, 2004

PACER
21

RESPONSE/Notice of Objection by EEOC, April Lepera to [19-1] motion for Summary Judgment (dcp) (Entered: 08/05/2004)

Aug. 5, 2004

Aug. 5, 2004

PACER
22

RESPONSE by EEOC to [19-1] motion for Summary Judgment (dcp) (Entered: 08/20/2004)

Aug. 20, 2004

Aug. 20, 2004

PACER
23

STATEMENT OF DISPUTED Material Facts by plaintiff EEOC Re: [19-1] motion for Summary Judgment (dcp) (Entered: 08/20/2004)

Aug. 20, 2004

Aug. 20, 2004

PACER
24

RESPONSE by EEOC to defendants' statement of undisputed material facts (dcp) (Entered: 08/20/2004)

Aug. 20, 2004

Aug. 20, 2004

PACER
25

RESPONSE by April Lepera to [19-1] motion for Summary Judgment (dcp) (Entered: 08/25/2004)

Aug. 25, 2004

Aug. 25, 2004

PACER
26

CERTIFICATION of Need to File Discovery by EEOC in support of [19-1] motion for Summary Judgment (ssa) (Entered: 08/25/2004)

Aug. 25, 2004

Aug. 25, 2004

PACER
27

DEPOSITION filed by EEOC of deponent(s): Alan Habegger on 5/3/04 court reporter: Stephanie Watkins (ssa) (Entered: 08/25/2004)

Aug. 25, 2004

Aug. 25, 2004

PACER
28

NOTICE/Request for plaintiff and defendant to file original discovery materials by April Lepera (dcp) (Entered: 08/26/2004)

Aug. 25, 2004

Aug. 25, 2004

PACER
29

RESPONSE by Cagle's Inc. in opposition to [21-1] motion response (dcp) (Entered: 08/26/2004)

Aug. 26, 2004

Aug. 26, 2004

PACER
30

MOTION by Marcus G. Keegan to Withdraw as Attorney for plaintiff EEOC. (dcp) (Entered: 08/26/2004)

Aug. 26, 2004

Aug. 26, 2004

PACER
31

MOTION by Cagle's Inc. for Leave to File Statement of Undisputed Material Facts Out of Time and Memorandum in Support (cma) (Entered: 08/27/2004)

Aug. 27, 2004

Aug. 27, 2004

PACER
32

ORDER granting [31-1] motion for Leave to File Statement of Undisputed Material Facts Out of Time and Memorandum in Support ( signed by Judge Wilbur D. Owens Jr. ) (hrm) (Entered: 09/01/2004)

Sept. 1, 2004

Sept. 1, 2004

PACER
33

UNOPPOSED MOTION by EEOC to Exceed Page Limit on response to motion for summary judgment (hrm) (Entered: 09/01/2004)

Sept. 1, 2004

Sept. 1, 2004

PACER
34

ORDER granting [30-1] motion to Withdraw as Attorney ( signed by Judge Wilbur D. Owens Jr. ) (cma) (Entered: 09/01/2004)

Sept. 1, 2004

Sept. 1, 2004

PACER
35

ORDER granting [33-1] motion to Exceed Page Limit on response to motion for summary judgment ( signed by Judge Wilbur D. Owens Jr. ) (hrm) (Entered: 09/02/2004)

Sept. 2, 2004

Sept. 2, 2004

PACER
36

REPLY by Cagle's Inc. to response to [19-1] motion for Summary Judgment (dcp) (Entered: 09/08/2004)

Sept. 7, 2004

Sept. 7, 2004

PACER
37

RESPONSE by EEOC to [31-1] motion for Leave to File Statement of Undisputed Material Facts Out of Time and Memorandum in Support (dcp) (Entered: 09/10/2004)

Sept. 10, 2004

Sept. 10, 2004

PACER
38

REPLY by Cagle's Inc. to response to [19-1] motion for Summary Judgment (hrm) (Entered: 09/15/2004)

Sept. 15, 2004

Sept. 15, 2004

PACER
39

RESPONSE by Cagle's Inc. in opposition to [25-1] motion response (hrm) (Entered: 09/15/2004)

Sept. 15, 2004

Sept. 15, 2004

PACER
40

ORDER allowing plaintiff to respond to defendant's statement of undisputed material facts by 10/8/04 set Notice of Compliance deadline to 10/8/04 ( signed by Judge Wilbur D. Owens Jr. ) (dcp) (Entered: 09/30/2004)

Sept. 30, 2004

Sept. 30, 2004

PACER
41

BRIEF/Response to Defendant's Statement of Undisputed Material Facts by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (dcp, ) (Entered: 10/08/2004)

Oct. 8, 2004

Oct. 8, 2004

PACER
42

Statement of Disputed Material Facts re 19 Motion for Summary Judgment filed by April Lepera. (Cox, Charles) (Entered: 10/08/2004)

Oct. 8, 2004

Oct. 8, 2004

PACER
43

ORDER granting 19 Motion for Summary Judgment . Signed by Judge Wilbur D. Owens Jr. on 2/1/05. (dcp, ) (Entered: 02/01/2005)

Feb. 1, 2005

Feb. 1, 2005

PACER
44

JUDGMENT in favor of defendant against plaintiff Deposition Disposal Letter due by 4/11/2005. (dcp, ) (Entered: 02/01/2005)

Feb. 1, 2005

Feb. 1, 2005

RECAP
45

BILL OF COSTS by Cagle's Inc.. Response to Bill of Costs due by 3/7/2005 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Transcript invoices)(Stine, James) (Entered: 02/10/2005)

2 Exhibit Transcript invoices

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Feb. 10, 2005

Feb. 10, 2005

PACER
46

MOTION for Reconsideration re 43 Order on Motion for Summary Judgment by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed by S. Robert Royal. Response to Motion due by 2/24/2005 (Royal, S.) (Entered: 02/11/2005)

Feb. 11, 2005

Feb. 11, 2005

PACER
47

ORDER denying 46 Motion for Reconsideration and granting Motion for Leave to File Memorandum in Excess of the Five Page Limit. . Signed by Judge Wilbur D. Owens Jr. on 2/15/05. (dcp, ) (Entered: 02/15/2005)

Feb. 15, 2005

Feb. 15, 2005

PACER
48

AMENDED DOCUMENT by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Motion for Reconsideration. (dcp, ) (Entered: 02/18/2005)

Feb. 18, 2005

Feb. 18, 2005

PACER
49

NOTICE OF APPEAL as to 43 Order on Motion for Summary Judgment, 44 Judgment by April Lepera. Transcript Information Form due by 3/21/2005. (Cox, Charles) (Entered: 03/03/2005)

March 3, 2005

March 3, 2005

PACER
50

Letter of Transmittal re 49 Notice of Appeal. Certified Copy of Notice of Appeal, Docket Sheet, Order and Judgment, tabs [43,44,46,47,49] mailed to USCA. NOTICE: A Civil Appeal Statement must be filed with the Court of Appeals. A copy of this form may be obtained from the District Clerk's Office or the district court internet site (www.gamd.uscourts.gov). (dcp, ) (Entered: 03/04/2005)

March 4, 2005

March 4, 2005

PACER
51

USCA Case Number 05-11213-B re 49 Notice of Appeal filed by April Lepera,. (dcp, ) (Entered: 03/11/2005)

March 11, 2005

March 11, 2005

PACER
52

TAXATION OF COSTS in the amount of $ 2,288.31 against Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, April Lepera (dcp, ) (Entered: 03/29/2005)

March 29, 2005

March 29, 2005

PACER
53

NOTICE OF APPEAL as to 47 Order on Motion for Reconsideration, 43 Order on Motion for Summary Judgment, 44 Judgment by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Transcript Information Form due by 5/2/2005. (Royal, S.) (Entered: 04/15/2005)

April 15, 2005

April 15, 2005

PACER
54

Letter of Transmittal re 53 Notice of Appeal. Certified Copy of Notice of Appeal, Docket Sheet, Order and Judgment mailed to USCA. NOTICE: A Civil Appeal Statement must be filed with the Court of Appeals. A copy of this form may be obtained from the District Clerk's Office or the district court internet site (www.gamd.uscourts.gov). (dcp, ) (Entered: 04/15/2005)

April 15, 2005

April 15, 2005

PACER
55

TRANSCRIPT INFORMATION FORM by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. re 53 Notice of Appeal NO TRANSCRIPTS ORDERED (dcp, ) (Entered: 04/28/2005)

April 28, 2005

April 28, 2005

PACER
56

Certificate of Readiness of Record on Appeal forwarded to USCA re 49 Notice of Appeal, 53 Notice of Appeal (Attachments: # 1 docket)(dcp, ) (Entered: 04/28/2005)

2 docket

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April 28, 2005

April 28, 2005

PACER
57

Certified and Transmitted Record on Appeal to US Court of Appeals re 53 Notice of Appeal (nop) (Entered: 08/11/2005)

Aug. 11, 2005

Aug. 11, 2005

PACER
58

USCA Appellate JUDGMENT affirmed district court as to 49 Notice of Appeal filed by April Lepera,, 53 Notice of Appeal filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, (dcp, ) (Entered: 04/11/2006)

April 11, 2006

April 11, 2006

RECAP
59

NOTICE TO COUNSEL: This case has been closed, therefore deposition transcripts filed in paper form in this case, with the exception of those filed by court reporters or any other transcripts filed electronically, will be destroyed unless the filer(s) of those documents make arrangements with the Clerk's Office to retrieve them before the scheduled disposal date. Depositions to be destroyed on 4/25/2006. (dcp, ) (Entered: 04/11/2006)

April 11, 2006

April 11, 2006

PACER

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: July 2, 2003

Closing Date: April 11, 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

Cagle's Inc. (Perry, Georgia), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Defendant

Nature of Relief:

None

Source of Relief:

None

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit