Case: EEOC v. GRIFFITH RUBBER MILLS of GARRETT, INC.

1:98-cv-00183 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana

Filed Date: June 15, 1998

Closed Date: 1999

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Case Summary

In June 1998, the Indianapolis office of the EEOC brought this suit against Griffith Rubber Mills of Garrett, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana. The claimants intervened in the EEOC's suit in October 1998. The case settled by entry of a consent decree in November 1999. This consent decree required the defendant to pay $300,000 to a class of 59 women.

Summary Authors

Keri Livingston (6/19/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:98-cv-00183

Docket [PACER]

EEOC v. Griffith Rubber

May 17, 1999

May 17, 1999

Docket

1:98-cv-00183

NOTICE OF PROPOSED DISTRIBUTION OF DAMAGES AND PROCEDURES FOR DISTRIBUTION

EEOC v. Griffith Rubber Mills

Jan. 28, 1998

Jan. 28, 1998

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 11, 2022, 3:06 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT (Number of Summon(es) issued: 1) Jury demand by: plaintiff (Court Employee) (Entered: 06/15/1998)

June 15, 1998

June 15, 1998

2

RETURN OF SERVICE executed upon defendant Griffith Rubber on 6/25/98 (Court Employee) (Entered: 07/02/1998)

July 2, 1998

July 2, 1998

3

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant by Gary D Johnson, Steven L Jackson (Court Employee) (Entered: 07/15/1998)

July 15, 1998

July 15, 1998

4

AGREED NOTICE to ans by 8/17/98 by defendant (Court Employee) (Entered: 07/15/1998)

July 15, 1998

July 15, 1998

5

ORDER by Chief Judge William C. Lee pre-pretrial conference 2:00 8/25/98 before Mag Judge Roger B. Cosbey , Case referred to Mag Judge Roger B. Cosbey for all non-disp p/t matters (cc: all counsel) (Court Employee) (Entered: 07/17/1998)

July 17, 1998

July 17, 1998

7

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant Griffith Rubber by Laura C O'Donnell, Steven Jackson, Gary Johnson (Court Employee) (Entered: 08/20/1998)

Aug. 20, 1998

Aug. 20, 1998

8

PROPOSED Discovery plan under FRCP 26 by parties. (Court Employee) (Entered: 08/20/1998)

Aug. 20, 1998

Aug. 20, 1998

9

CERTIFICATE re fees/expenses/ADR by plaintiff (Court Employee) (Entered: 08/24/1998)

Aug. 21, 1998

Aug. 21, 1998

10

CERTIFICATE re fees/expenses/ADR by defendant (Court Employee) (Entered: 08/24/1998)

Aug. 24, 1998

Aug. 24, 1998

11

PPTC before Mag Judge Roger B. Cosbey; Discovery Plan approved [8-1] Discovery ddl set for 9/1/99; amend to pleadings set 1/29/99; disp motion ddl set for 7/2/99 Counsel are admonished that the dates established by the Report of Parties Planning Meeting and Order are not subject to extension. (cc: all counsel) (wsy) (Entered: 08/25/1998)

Aug. 25, 1998

Aug. 25, 1998

12

ORDER Appointing Mediator T Russell Strunk (Court Employee) (Entered: 08/27/1998)

Aug. 25, 1998

Aug. 25, 1998

13

ORDER FOR PTC, NOTICE OF TRIAL SETTING AND ORDER CONTROLLING CASE Chief Judge William C. Lee; pretrial conf set for 1:30 10/20/99 before Chief Judge William C. Lee ; jury trial set for 9:00 12/7/99 (est length 2 days) before Chief Judge William C. Lee (cc: all counsel) (Court Employee) (Entered: 08/27/1998)

Aug. 25, 1998

Aug. 25, 1998

14

NOTICE/CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by defendant Griffith Rubber of serving discovery on pltf (mkb) (Entered: 09/08/1998)

Sept. 8, 1998

Sept. 8, 1998

15

MOTION by intervenor plaintiff to intervene (Court Employee) (Entered: 09/30/1998)

Sept. 30, 1998

Sept. 30, 1998

16

ORDER by Mag Judge Roger B. Cosbey granting motion to intervene [15-1]; ptys to file stip w/i 10 days re discovery plan (cc: all counsel) (Court Employee) Modified on 10/01/1998 (Entered: 10/01/1998)

Oct. 1, 1998

Oct. 1, 1998

17

COMPLAINT (Number of Summon(es) issued: 0) Jury demand by: intervenor pltf (Court Employee) (Entered: 10/01/1998)

Oct. 1, 1998

Oct. 1, 1998

18

MOTION by intervenor plaintiff Tonya Speak to intervene (Court Employee) (Entered: 10/06/1998)

Oct. 6, 1998

Oct. 6, 1998

19

ORDER by Mag Judge Roger B. Cosbey granting motion to intervene [18-1] (cc: all counsel) (Court Employee) Modified on 10/07/1998 (Entered: 10/07/1998)

Oct. 6, 1998

Oct. 6, 1998

20

COMPLAINT (Number of Summon(es) issued: 0) Jury demand by: intv plaintiff (Court Employee) Modified on 10/07/1998 (Entered: 10/07/1998)

Oct. 6, 1998

Oct. 6, 1998

21

STIPULATION by ptys re deadlines (Court Employee) (Entered: 10/09/1998)

Oct. 9, 1998

Oct. 9, 1998

22

STIPULATION by ptys re deadlines (Court Employee) (Entered: 10/09/1998)

Oct. 9, 1998

Oct. 9, 1998

24

TELEPHONIC CONFERENCE HELD before Mag Judge Roger B. Cosbey regarding the purported settlement and the finalization of it. The Court gave preliminary approval to the class settlement. The Consent Decree shall be submitted within 2 weeks. The Court vacates the FPTC and Trial dates. vacating [13-1] schedule order (cc: all counsel) (wsy) (Entered: 10/20/1998)

Oct. 20, 1998

Oct. 20, 1998

25

NOTICE re status of consent decree by defendant (Court Employee) (Entered: 11/16/1998)

Nov. 13, 1998

Nov. 13, 1998

26

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for plaintiff by Jo A Farnsworth (Court Employee) (Entered: 11/23/1998)

Nov. 23, 1998

Nov. 23, 1998

28

JOINT MOTION by plaintiff, defendant, intervenor plaintiff for consent decree (Court Employee) (Entered: 11/23/1998)

Nov. 23, 1998

Nov. 23, 1998

29

CONSENT DECREE by Chief Judge William C. Lee granting motion for consent decree [28-1] terminating case (cc: all counsel) (Court Employee) (Entered: 11/24/1998)

Nov. 24, 1998

Nov. 24, 1998

30

NOTICE of proposal on distribution of dmgs and procs for class member notification and a fairness hrg by plaintiff (Court Employee) (Entered: 01/22/1999)

Jan. 22, 1999

Jan. 22, 1999

31

ORDER by Chief Judge William C. Lee granting notice [30-1]; w/i 15 days the EEOC will send ntc of proposed distrib of dmgs to each class member; written objs to be fld w/i 45 days (cc: all counsel) (Court Employee) (Entered: 01/22/1999)

Jan. 22, 1999

Jan. 22, 1999

32

OBJECTIONS to impending settlement by P. Rhodes (Court Employee) (Entered: 02/16/1999)

Feb. 12, 1999

Feb. 12, 1999

33

LETTER from Carol Hills notifying crt of address (Court Employee) (Entered: 02/18/1999)

Feb. 17, 1999

Feb. 17, 1999

34

MINUTES: before Chief Judge William C. Lee; clk to provide cpy of correspondence from Rhodes and Hills to all cnsl (cc: all counsel) (Court Employee) (Entered: 03/12/1999)

March 11, 1999

March 11, 1999

35

ORDER by Chief Judge William C. Lee referring to Mag Judge Roger B. Cosbey for report and recommendation the notice on the distribution of damages[30-1]; Mag Judge to conduct fairness hrg (cc: all counsel) (Court Employee) (Entered: 03/16/1999)

March 15, 1999

March 15, 1999

36

NOTICE of timely obj to proposed distributions and need for fairness hrg by plaintiff (Court Employee) (Entered: 03/18/1999)

March 18, 1999

March 18, 1999

37

ORDER by Mag Judge Roger B. Cosbey fairness hearing set for 10:00 4/27/99 before Mag Judge Roger B. Cosbey (cc: all counsel) (Court Employee) (Entered: 03/19/1999)

March 18, 1999

March 18, 1999

38

ORDER by Mag Judge Roger B. Cosbey; setting fairness hrg for 04/27/99 at 10:00 a.m.; clk directed to send cpy of order to P. Rhodes, cnsl for EEOC, cnsl for T. Tatro and T. Speak and to cnsl for Griffith Rubber; EEOC directed to send ntc of hrg to remaining class members (cc: all counsel) (Court Employee) (Entered: 03/19/1999)

March 18, 1999

March 18, 1999

39

BRIEF FILED in resp to objs to proposed distribution plan by plaintiff (Court Employee) (Entered: 03/31/1999)

March 31, 1999

March 31, 1999

40

EXHIBITS by plaintiff to brief [39-1] (Court Employee) (Entered: 03/31/1999)

March 31, 1999

March 31, 1999

41

FAIRNESS HEARING HELD before Mag Judge Roger B. Cosbey regarding [32-1]. The court hears from counsel and the objector, Penny Rhodes. The matter is taken under advisement. A Report and Recommendation will issue. (cc: all counsel) (wsy) (Entered: 04/27/1999)

April 27, 1999

April 27, 1999

42

REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION to Chief Judge William C. Lee by Mag Judge Roger B. Cosbey; objs to be filed w/i 10 days; clk directed to fwd copy of R/R to Penny Rhodes (cc: all counsel) (Court Employee) (Entered: 04/28/1999)

April 28, 1999

April 28, 1999

43

ORDER by Chief Judge William C. Lee adopting report and recommendation motion REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION [42-1]; proposed distribution of dmgs fld 01/22/99, by EEOC is approved (cc: all counsel) (Court Employee) (Entered: 05/17/1999)

May 17, 1999

May 17, 1999

Case Details

State / Territory: Indiana

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: June 15, 1998

Closing Date: 1999

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: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Griffith Rubber Mills of Garrett Inc., Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Monetary Relief

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: 300000

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Hiring

Medical Exam / Inquiry

Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)

Promotion

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit