Case: EEOC v. GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY

1:01-cv-01137 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee

Filed Date: April 26, 2001

Closed Date: Dec. 23, 2002

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Case Summary

The EEOC's Memphis district office sued General Electric Company on April 26, 2001 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee. The EEOC's complaint alleged that the defendant violated the Americans with Disabilities Act when it discriminated based on physical disability (chronic pain and implanted narcotic pump) by failing to allow him to attend work after medical leave and discharging him. The parties entered into a settlement agreement on December 23, 2002, which stipulated that the defendant would pay the complainant $25,000 in backpay, and report semiannually to the EEOC about employees who took medical leave at the specified plant. The defendant was also required not to discriminate.

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Kevin Wilemon (6/22/2007)

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1:01-cv-01137

Docket

EEOC v. General Electric Company

Dec. 23, 2002

Dec. 23, 2002

Docket
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Order Denying Defendant's Motion to Dismiss

EEOC v. General Electric Company

Sept. 7, 2001

Sept. 7, 2001

Order/Opinion
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1:01-cv-01137

Order Denying Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment

EEOC v. General Electric Company

Oct. 2, 2002

Oct. 2, 2002

Order/Opinion
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1:01-cv-01137

Settlement Agreement

EEOC v. General Electric Company

Dec. 23, 2002

Dec. 23, 2002

Settlement Agreement

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Docket

Last updated Aug. 26, 2022, 3:04 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT; waiver of summons - CJT (GN) (Entered: 04/27/2001)

April 26, 2001

April 26, 2001

2

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant General Electric Co by William S. Rutchow, W. Judd Peak - cjt (EJS) (Entered: 05/17/2001)

May 16, 2001

May 16, 2001

3

WAIVER by defendant General Electric Co OF SERVICE OF SUMMONS - cjt (EJS) (Entered: 06/04/2001)

June 4, 2001

June 4, 2001

4

SETTING LETTER ; scheduling conference set for 11:00 7/26/01, Rm 345 U. S. Courthouse Jackson before MagJBreen (BPH) (Entered: 06/14/2001)

June 14, 2001

June 14, 2001

5

MOTION by defendant General Electric Co to dismiss - cjt (EJS) (Entered: 07/05/2001)

July 5, 2001

July 5, 2001

6

MEMORANDUM by defendant General Electric Co in support of motion to dismiss [5-1] - cjt (EJS) (Entered: 07/05/2001)

July 5, 2001

July 5, 2001

7

SCHEDULING ORDER 16(b) Mag Judge J. D. Breen ; motion filing deadline set for 4/8/02 ; discovery deadline set for ptf r26 11/16/01, dft r26 01/18/02; doc prod, interr, req for adm and depos 2/28/02 ; proposed pretrial order to be entered on 6/28/02; jury trial set for 7/8/02; deadline for joining parties and amending pleadings set for both parties 11/30/01; mots to comp disc filed/served w/in 45 days of dflt or svc of subject pleading; final lsts of wit/exh both parties 06/07/02. r26(a)(1) discl 07/19/01. (cc: all counsel) (EJS) (Entered: 07/27/2001)

July 26, 2001

July 26, 2001

9

NOTICE by plaintiff EEOC, defendant General Electric Co of REPORT OF PARTIES' PLANNING MEETING - cjb (EJS) (Entered: 08/01/2001)

July 30, 2001

July 30, 2001

8

ORDER SETTING CASE FOR TRIAL by Chief Judge James D. Todd jury trial 9:30 07/08/02, jpto due by 06/28/02 (cc: all counsel)CJT, Ct Reporter, Case Mgr, Jury Deputy, SP (BPH) (Entered: 07/31/2001)

July 31, 2001

July 31, 2001

10

RESPONSE by plaintiff EEOC to motion to dismiss [5-1] - cjt wpo (EJS) (Entered: 08/01/2001)

Aug. 1, 2001

Aug. 1, 2001

11

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff EEOC in support of motion response [10-1] - cjt (EJS) (Entered: 08/01/2001)

Aug. 1, 2001

Aug. 1, 2001

12

REPLY by defendant General Electric Co re [10-1] ptf's response to dft's motion to dismiss - cjt (EJS) (Entered: 08/10/2001)

Aug. 8, 2001

Aug. 8, 2001

13

PLAINTIFF'S SUPPLEMENTARY MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFF'S RESPONSE TO DEFENDANT'S MOTION TO DISMISS [10-1] CJT (BPH) (Entered: 08/15/2001)

Aug. 15, 2001

Aug. 15, 2001

14

ORDER by Chief Judge James D. Todd denying motion to dismiss [5-1] (cc: all counsel) (EJS) (Entered: 09/10/2001)

Sept. 7, 2001

Sept. 7, 2001

15

ANSWER by defendant General Electric Co to [1-1] - CJT (EJC) (Entered: 09/26/2001)

Sept. 25, 2001

Sept. 25, 2001

16

JOINT MOTION by plaintiff EEOC, defendant General Electric Co to extend expert diclosure dealines -CJT (SKP) (Entered: 10/23/2001)

Oct. 22, 2001

Oct. 22, 2001

17

ORDER by Chief Judge James D. Todd granting motion to extend expert diclosure dealines [16-1] to 11/30/01 for ptf and 02/01/02 for dft (cc: all counsel) (EJS) (Entered: 10/26/2001)

Oct. 25, 2001

Oct. 25, 2001

18

MOTION by plaintiff EEOC, defendant General Electric Co to extend deadliine for expert disclosure - cjt (EJS) (Entered: 12/05/2001)

Dec. 3, 2001

Dec. 3, 2001

19

ORDER by Chief Judge James D. Todd granting motion to extend [18-1] - expert discl deadlines ext til 12/07/01 for ptf and 02/08/02 for dft. (cc: all counsel) (EJS) (Entered: 12/05/2001)

Dec. 4, 2001

Dec. 4, 2001

20

AGREED ORDER by Chief Judge James D. Todd : It is therefore ordered that the Scheduling Order entered on 7/26/01, is amended to extend discovery ddl until 4/12/02; motion filing ddl reset to 4/26/02- Except as made necessary by this order and/or upon either party's motion on or before andy ddln have expired, the order entered on 7/26/01, remains in full force and effect (cc: all counsel) (EJC) (Entered: 02/15/2002)

Feb. 15, 2002

Feb. 15, 2002

21

MOTION by plaintiff EEOC, defendant General Electric Co to extend sched ord deadlines - cjt wpo (EJS) (Entered: 02/19/2002)

Feb. 15, 2002

Feb. 15, 2002

23

MEMORANDUM by defendant General Electric Co in support of motion for summary judgment [22-1] - cjt (EJS) (Entered: 04/29/2002)

April 26, 2002

April 26, 2002

24

RESPONSE by plaintiff EEOC to motion for summary judgment [22-1] - cjt (EJS) (Entered: 05/29/2002)

May 28, 2002

May 28, 2002

25

MEMORANDUM by defendant General Electric Co in support of motion response [24-1] -cjt (EJS) (Entered: 05/29/2002)

May 28, 2002

May 28, 2002

26

MEMORANDUM by defendant General Electric Co in support of motion for summary judgment [22-1] - cjt (EJS) (Entered: 06/07/2002)

June 7, 2002

June 7, 2002

27

MOTION by defendant General Electric Co to strike amd response to dft's interr #19 served on 05/28/02 as well as those portions of ptf's response to dft's mot for sum jgm which argue that dft "regarded" Oscar Graham as disabled - cjt (EJS) (Entered: 06/07/2002)

June 7, 2002

June 7, 2002

28

MEMORANDUM by defendant General Electric Co in support of motion to strike [27-1] - cjt (EJS) (Entered: 06/07/2002)

June 7, 2002

June 7, 2002

29

EXHIBIT/WITNESS list submitted by plaintiff EEOC - cjt (EJS) (Entered: 06/07/2002)

June 7, 2002

June 7, 2002

30

Dft's rule 26(a)(e) discl EXHIBIT AND WITNESS list by defendant General Electric Co - CJT (EJC) (Entered: 06/11/2002)

June 11, 2002

June 11, 2002

31

ORDER by Chief Judge James D. Todd denying motion to strike [27-1] ; dft's deadline to conduct discovery extended for addl 60 days from date of entry of this order (limited solely to issue of whether dft perceived Graham to be disabled); dft will have 20 days to supplement its motion for sum jgm and ptf will have 20 days after being served w/ dft's supplement to file supplemental response to motion for sum jgm; jury trial reset from 07/08/02 to 9:30 12/16/02; pretrial order ddl set 12/6/02 (cc: all counsel) (EJS) (Entered: 06/14/2002)

June 13, 2002

June 13, 2002

32

RESPONSE by plaintiff EEOC to dft's motion to strike - cjt wpo (EJS) (Entered: 06/14/2002)

June 14, 2002

June 14, 2002

33

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff EEOC in support of motion response [32-1] - cjt (EJS) (Entered: 06/14/2002)

June 14, 2002

June 14, 2002

37

RESPONSE by plaintiff EEOC to dft's resply memorandum in suppt of motion for summary judgment [26-1] (late entry due to orginal misplaced in judge file) (SKP) (Entered: 08/08/2002)

June 14, 2002

June 14, 2002

34

SETTING LETTER : pretrial order deadline reset for 12/6/02 : jury trial reset for 12/16/02 at 9:30 (SKP) (Entered: 06/19/2002)

June 19, 2002

June 19, 2002

35

MOTION by plaintiff EEOC, defendant General Electric Co for setting of addl pretrial deadlines - cjt wpo (EJS) (Entered: 06/26/2002)

June 26, 2002

June 26, 2002

36

ORDER by Chief Judge James D. Todd granting motion for [35-1] setting of addl pretrial deadlines: final lists of wit/exh to be filed by ea party by 11/15/02; ea party shall have 10 days after service of final lsts to file objections. Motions in limine must be filed by 11/29/02. (cc: all counsel) (EJS) (Entered: 07/08/2002)

July 8, 2002

July 8, 2002

38

SUPPLEMENTAL MEMORANDUM by defendant General Electric Co in support of motion for summary judgment - cjt (EJS) (Entered: 08/22/2002)

Aug. 22, 2002

Aug. 22, 2002

39

SUPPLEMENTAL RESPONSE by plaintiff EEOC to motion for summary judgment [22-1] - cjt (EJS) (Entered: 09/09/2002)

Sept. 6, 2002

Sept. 6, 2002

40

ORDER by Chief Judge James D. Todd denying motion for summary judgment [22-1] (cc: all counsel) (EJS) (Entered: 10/02/2002)

Oct. 2, 2002

Oct. 2, 2002

41

ORDER OF REFERENCE by Chief Judge James D. Todd - this matter is hereby referred to Magistrate Judge Breen for the purpose of conducting a settlement conference - (cc: all counsel) (EJC) (Entered: 10/11/2002)

Oct. 10, 2002

Oct. 10, 2002

42

SETTING LETTER settlement conference set for 10:00 11/25/02 before J. Breen in Jax (EJS) (Entered: 10/18/2002)

Oct. 15, 2002

Oct. 15, 2002

43

MOTION by defendant General Electric Co for attorney Grace Han to appear pro hac vice - cjb wpo (EJS) (Entered: 10/21/2002)

Oct. 21, 2002

Oct. 21, 2002

44

AFFIDAVIT of Grace Han re [43-1] - cjb (EJS) (Entered: 10/21/2002)

Oct. 21, 2002

Oct. 21, 2002

45

AFFIDAVIT of Michael Fitzgerald re [43-1] - cjb (EJS) (Entered: 10/21/2002)

Oct. 21, 2002

Oct. 21, 2002

46

ORDER by Chief Judge James D. Todd granting motion for attorney Grace Han to appear pro hac vice [43-1] (cc: all counsel) (EJS) (Entered: 10/23/2002)

Oct. 22, 2002

Oct. 22, 2002

PRO HAC VICE FEE PAID: in the amount of $ 100 receipt # 025263 by OGLETREE DEAKINS re: Atty Han (EJS) (Entered: 10/23/2002)

Oct. 23, 2002

Oct. 23, 2002

48

WITNESS list submitted by defendant General Electric Co - cjt (EJS) (Entered: 11/18/2002)

Nov. 14, 2002

Nov. 14, 2002

47

EXHIBIT AND WITNESS list by defendant General Electric Co (EJS) (Entered: 11/18/2002)

Nov. 15, 2002

Nov. 15, 2002

49

MOTION by misc party Claudio A. Feler to quash subpoena for testimony on 12/16/02 - CJT (SKP) (Entered: 11/26/2002)

Nov. 25, 2002

Nov. 25, 2002

50

MEMORANDUM by misc party Claudio A. Feler in support of motion to quash subpoena for testimony on 12/16/02 [49-1] (SKP) (Entered: 11/26/2002)

Nov. 25, 2002

Nov. 25, 2002

51

AFFIDAVIT of Dr. Claudio A. Feler re [49-1] (SKP) (Entered: 11/26/2002)

Nov. 25, 2002

Nov. 25, 2002

52

CERTIFICATE OF CONSULTATION ON MOTION FOR ORDER QUASHING TRIAL SUBPOENA SERVED ON CLAUDIO A. FELER MD by misc partye Claudio A. Feler (SKP) (Entered: 11/26/2002)

Nov. 25, 2002

Nov. 25, 2002

53

OBJECTIONS by plaintiff EEOC to dft's exhibits - cjt (EJS) (Entered: 11/27/2002)

Nov. 26, 2002

Nov. 26, 2002

54

NOTICE OF SETTLEMENT - received memo on 11/27/02 from Magistrate Judge Vescovo advising that following a settlement conference this case is settled and settlement agreement to be filed with the court in lieu of a consent decree (BPH) (Entered: 12/02/2002)

Dec. 2, 2002

Dec. 2, 2002

56

MOTION by plaintiff EEOC for enforcement of oral settlement agreement - cjt (EJS) (Entered: 12/13/2002)

Dec. 13, 2002

Dec. 13, 2002

57

AFFIDAVIT of Katharine W. Kores re [56-1] motion for enforcement of oral settlement agreement - cjt (EJS) (Entered: 12/13/2002)

Dec. 13, 2002

Dec. 13, 2002

58

ORDER by Chief Judge James D. Todd denying motion for enforecement of oral settlement agreement [56-1] (cc: all counsel) (SKP) (Entered: 12/17/2002)

Dec. 17, 2002

Dec. 17, 2002

59

ORDER - SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT approved by Chief Judge James D. Todd dismissing party Claudio A. Feler, party General Electric Co, party EEOC , terminating case with provisions as set forth in order. (cc: all counsel) (EJS) (Entered: 12/23/2002)

Dec. 23, 2002

Dec. 23, 2002

Case Details

State / Territory: Tennessee

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: April 26, 2001

Closing Date: Dec. 23, 2002

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

General Electric Company, Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12111 et seq.

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

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:

Voluntary Dismissal

Amount Defendant Pays: 25000

Order Duration: 2002 - 2004

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Reporting

Monitoring

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Accommodation / Leave

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Discrimination-basis:

Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits