Case: EEOC v. MERCY MEDICAL CENTER

1:01-cv-00140 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa

Filed Date: Sept. 28, 2001

Closed Date: April 3, 2003

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Case Summary

In September 2001, the Milwaukee District Office of the EEOC filed this suit against Mercy Medical Hospital, Cedar Rapids, Iowa (d/b/a Mercy Medical Center) in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa. We do not have a copy of the complaint. However, according to the verdict form, it appears that the complaint alleged discrimination on the basis of race in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. After denial of the defendant's motion for summary judgment in February 2003, a jury trial was held in April 2003 with the jury rendering a verdict for the defendant.

Summary Authors

Kevin Wilemon (6/4/2007)

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Document

1:01-cv-00140

Docket

EEOC v. Mercy Medical Center

Oct. 10, 2003

Oct. 10, 2003

Docket
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1:01-cv-00140

Verdict Form

EEOC v. Mercy Medical Hospital

2003 WL 24069883

April 3, 2003

April 3, 2003

Other

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 12, 2022, 3:03 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT (Summons(es) w/notice,consents,report form, LR16/3.2 to atty for svc) SCHEDULING REPORT DDL 2/15/02 MAP (Entered: 09/28/2001)

Sept. 28, 2001

Sept. 28, 2001

2

NOTICE OF LAWSUIT AND REQUEST FOR WAIVER OF SERVICE OF SUMMONS by plaintiff MAP (Entered: 09/28/2001)

Sept. 28, 2001

Sept. 28, 2001

3

AMENDED COMPLAINT RE: complaint [1-1] by plaintiff terminating defendant Mercy Medical Center; adding Mercy Hospital CR IA; jury demand GGC (Entered: 10/19/2001)

Oct. 19, 2001

Oct. 19, 2001

4

ANSWER by defendant to amended complaint [3-1] GGC (Entered: 12/21/2001)

Dec. 21, 2001

Dec. 21, 2001

5

STATEMENT OF RELATED PARTIES by defendant GGC (Entered: 12/21/2001)

Dec. 21, 2001

Dec. 21, 2001

6

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant Mercy Hospital CR IA by Edward Blando GGC (Entered: 01/14/2002)

Jan. 14, 2002

Jan. 14, 2002

SCHEDULING REPORT AND DISCOVERY PLAN ; scheduling report ddl satisfied GGC (Entered: 02/01/2002)

Feb. 1, 2002

Feb. 1, 2002

7

SCHEDULING ORDER by Chief Mag Judge John A. Jarvey additional parties due 4/5/02 motions to amend ddl 4/5/02 Plaintiff experts ddl on 5/5/02 defendant experts ddl 7/5/02 Plaintiff rebuttal experts due 8/5/02 DISCOVERY DDL 10/5/02 DISPOSITIVE MOTION FILING DDL 11/5/02 TRIAL READINESS DDL 3/5/03 (cc: all counsel) GGC (Entered: 02/04/2002)

Feb. 4, 2002

Feb. 4, 2002

8

MOTION by defendant for summary judgment (hearing requested) assigned to Judge unassigned GGC Modified on 11/06/2002 (Entered: 11/06/2002)

Nov. 5, 2002

Nov. 5, 2002

9

MEMORANDUM by defendant in support of motion for summary judgment [8-1] GGC (Entered: 11/06/2002)

Nov. 5, 2002

Nov. 5, 2002

10

STATEMENT of undisputed facts by defendant in support of motion for summary judgment [8-1] GGC (Entered: 11/06/2002)

Nov. 5, 2002

Nov. 5, 2002

11

APPENDIX filed by defendant re motion for summary judgment [8-1] (HOUSED SEPARATELY) GGC (Entered: 11/06/2002)

Nov. 5, 2002

Nov. 5, 2002

12

FIRST UNCONTESTED MOTION by plaintiff to extend time to respond to summary judgment motion assigned to Chief Mag Judge John A. Jarvey GGC (Entered: 11/26/2002)

Nov. 26, 2002

Nov. 26, 2002

12

ORDER by Chief Mag Judge John A. Jarvey granting motion to extend time to respond to summary judgment motion [12-1] to and including 12/6/02(cc: all counsel) GGC (Entered: 11/26/2002)

Nov. 26, 2002

Nov. 26, 2002

13

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff in opposition of motion for summary judgment w/certificate of service attached [8-1] GGC (Entered: 12/06/2002)

Dec. 6, 2002

Dec. 6, 2002

14

RESPONSE by plaintiff to statement of facts [10-1] to motion for summary judgment [8-1] and additional findings of fact GGC (Entered: 12/06/2002)

Dec. 6, 2002

Dec. 6, 2002

15

APPENDIX filed by plaintiff re memorandum in opposition [13-1] to motion for summary judgment [8-1] (HOUSED SEPARATELY) GGC (Entered: 12/06/2002)

Dec. 6, 2002

Dec. 6, 2002

17

REPLY by defendant to plaintiff's statements of additional facts [14-1] GGC (Entered: 12/17/2002)

Dec. 16, 2002

Dec. 16, 2002

18

MOTION by plaintiff to supplement documents [15-1] assigned to Chief Mag Judge John A. Jarvey GGC (Entered: 12/27/2002)

Dec. 27, 2002

Dec. 27, 2002

18

ORDER by Chief Mag Judge John A. Jarvey granting motion to supplement documents [15-1] [18-1] (Copy attached to appendix, doc.#15) (cc: all counsel) GGC (Entered: 12/31/2002)

Dec. 30, 2002

Dec. 30, 2002

19

ORDER SETTING JURY TRIAL, FINAL PRETRIAL CONFERENCE AND REQUIREMENTS FOR THE FPTO by Judge Linda R. Reade FINAL PRE-TRIAL ORDER due 3/12/03 FINAL PRETRIAL CONFERENCE set for 4:00 3/14/03 JURY TRIAL set for 8:00 3/31/03 w/Judge Reade 3rd floor courtroom ; motions in limine due 14 days before FPTC ; trial briefs due at or before the FPTC; (See text for additional information) (cc: all counsel) GGC (Entered: 02/10/2003)

Feb. 7, 2003

Feb. 7, 2003

20

ORDER by Judge Linda R. Reade denying motion for summary judgment (hearing requested) [8-1] (cc: all counsel) GGC (Entered: 02/13/2003)

Feb. 12, 2003

Feb. 12, 2003

21

MOTION by plaintiff EEOC to continue trial assigned to Judge Linda R. Reade GGC (Entered: 02/18/2003)

Feb. 14, 2003

Feb. 14, 2003

22

ORDER by Judge Linda R. Reade denying motion to continue trial [21- 1] (cc: all counsel) GGC (Entered: 02/18/2003)

Feb. 18, 2003

Feb. 18, 2003

23

ORDER by Judge Linda R. Reade TRIAL set for 8:00 4/1/03 w/Judge Reade Third Floor (cc: all counsel) KSY (Entered: 02/19/2003)

Feb. 18, 2003

Feb. 18, 2003

24

MOTION by defendant Mercy Hospital CR IA in limine assigned to Judge Linda R. Reade GGC (Entered: 02/28/2003)

Feb. 28, 2003

Feb. 28, 2003

25

MEMORANDUM by defendant Mercy Hospital CR IA in support of motion in limine [24-1] GGC (Entered: 02/28/2003)

Feb. 28, 2003

Feb. 28, 2003

26

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff in opposition of motion in limine [24-1] GGC (Entered: 03/07/2003)

March 7, 2003

March 7, 2003

27

ORDER that fptc scheduled for 3/14/03 at 4:00 will be by telephone. Counsel shall call Diane to tell her phone number, and deliver copies of any documents to be discussed at fptc to Judge Reade's chambers by Judge Linda R. Reade (cc: all counsel) GGC (Entered: 03/11/2003)

March 11, 2003

March 11, 2003

28

PLAINTIFF'S REQUESTED ADDITIONAL VOIR DIRE filed by plaintiff EEOC GGC (Entered: 03/13/2003)

March 12, 2003

March 12, 2003

29

PROPOSED JURY INSTRUCTIONS and Verdict Forms w/Jury Statement by plaintiff EEOC GGC (Entered: 03/13/2003)

March 12, 2003

March 12, 2003

30

CLERK'S COURT MINUTES: from fptc held on 3/14/03 before Judge Linda R. Reade ruling reserved on [24-1] motion in limine Court Reporter Patrice Murray GGC (Entered: 03/14/2003)

March 14, 2003

March 14, 2003

31

SHORTHAND NOTES of OCR Patrice Murray constituting official record of telephonic hearing held on 3/14/03 GGC (Entered: 03/21/2003)

March 20, 2003

March 20, 2003

32

RETURN OF SERVICE as to Alyce Wylie, Mary Fiala, & Shawn Haag, Mercy Medical Center by U.S. Marshal GGC (Entered: 03/24/2003)

March 21, 2003

March 21, 2003

33

ORDER by Judge Linda R. Reade granting in part/denying in part defendant's motion in limine [24-1] (cc: all counsel) GGC (Entered: 03/27/2003)

March 27, 2003

March 27, 2003

34

FINAL PRE-TRIAL ORDER by Judge Linda R. Reade : (cc: all counsel) GGC (Entered: 03/28/2003)

March 28, 2003

March 28, 2003

35

CHALLENGE SHEET GGC (Entered: 04/03/2003)

April 1, 2003

April 1, 2003

36

FINAL JURY INSTRUCTIONS GGC (Entered: 04/03/2003)

April 3, 2003

April 3, 2003

37

JURY QUESTIONS GGC (Entered: 04/03/2003)

April 3, 2003

April 3, 2003

38

CLERK'S COURT MINUTES: from trial held on 4/1/03 - 4/3/03 before Judge Linda R. Reade Court Reporter Patrice Murray w/Exhibit/Witness List GGC Modified on 04/03/2003 (Entered: 04/03/2003)

April 3, 2003

April 3, 2003

39

VERDICT for defendant Mercy Hospital CR IA against plaintiff EEOC (cc: all counsel) GGC (Entered: 04/03/2003)

April 3, 2003

April 3, 2003

40

JUDGMENT: that plaintiff take nothing and this action is dismissed terminating case JUDGMENT BOOK 27 ENTRY 25 (cc: all counsel) GGC (Entered: 04/03/2003)

April 3, 2003

April 3, 2003

41

Notice of Intention to Dispose of Exhibits: Exhibits will be destroyed by the Clerk of Court on October 1, 2003 unless claimed by you or your office prior to this date. Signed by Clerk on 09/10/2003. (dsr) (Entered: 09/11/2003)

Sept. 10, 2003

Sept. 10, 2003

42

Statement of Destruction of Exhibits-All Trial Exhibits Destroyed on October 10, 2003 by Clerk of Court. Signed by Clerk on 10/10/2003. (dsr) (Entered: 10/10/2003)

Oct. 10, 2003

Oct. 10, 2003

Case Details

State / Territory: Iowa

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 28, 2001

Closing Date: April 3, 2003

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

Mercy Hospital, Cedar Rapids, Iowa (Cedar Rapids, Iowa), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Defendant

Nature of Relief:

None

Source of Relief:

Litigation

None

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits