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Case: EEOC v. AMERICAN HOME PRODUCTS CORPORATION (d/b/a FORT DODGE ANIMAL HEALTH)

3:00-cv-03079 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa

Filed Date: Sept. 29, 2000

Closed Date: April 1, 2002

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Case Summary

In September 2000, the Milwaukee District Office of the EEOC filed suit in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa, against American Home Products Corporation, alleging sexual harassment and retaliation in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

Several private plaintiffs intervened in the case, which was subsequently consolidated with another case brought by a private party (3:00-cv-03046). Motions by both the defendant and the intervening plaintiffs for summary judgment were denied, and the case was resolved by a consent decree in March of 2002. The defendant agreed to pay a total of $487,500 and to revise its complaint procedures for allegations of sexual harassment. We do not have the complaint or the consent decree in this case so the information comes from an EEOC annual report.

Summary Authors

Shankar Viswanathan (6/12/2008)

Related Cases

Black v. American Home Prod, et al, Northern District of Iowa (2000)

People


Judge(s)

Bennett, Mark W. (Iowa)

Judge(s)

Bennett, Mark W. (Iowa)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

3:00-cv-03079

Docket (PACER)

EEOC v. American Home Products

April 1, 2002

April 1, 2002

Docket
33

3:00-cv-03079

Memorandum Opinion and Order Regarding Defendant's Motion for Partial Dismissal of Plaintiff's Complaint

EEOC v. American Home Products Corp

April 4, 2001

April 4, 2001

Order/Opinion
47

3:00-cv-03079

Memorandum Opinion and Order regarding Plaintiff EEOC'S Motion for Continuance Pursuant to Rule 56(F)and Defendant's Motion for Partial Summary Judgment

EEOC v. American Home Products Corporation

June 13, 2001

June 13, 2001

Order/Opinion
98

3:00-cv-03079

Memorandum Opinion and Order Regarding Motions to Reconsider Order Granting Partial Summary Judgment and Regarding Plaintiff-Intervenor Gitch's Motion for Partial Summary Judgment on First Affirmative Defense

EEOC v. American Home Products Corporation

Sept. 13, 2001

Sept. 13, 2001

Order/Opinion
189

3:00-cv-03079

Memorandum Opinion and Order Regarding Cross-Motions to Reconsider the Court's September 13, 2001, Ruling

EEOC v. American Home Products Corporation

Dec. 20, 2001

Dec. 20, 2001

Order/Opinion
190

3:00-cv-03079

Memorandum Opinion and Order Regarding Cross-Motions for Partial Summary Judgment on Plaintiff-Intervenor Lewis's Quid Pro Quo Claim

EEOC v. American Home Products Corporation

Dec. 21, 2001

Dec. 21, 2001

Order/Opinion

EEOC's FY 2002 Office of General Counsel Annual Report [Section on Sexual Harassment Cases; American Home Products Case Information Underlined]

EEOC v. American Home Products Corp.

No Court

Dec. 31, 2003

Dec. 31, 2003

Press Release

Resources

Docket

Last updated Nov. 28, 2022, 3:02 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT w/Jury Demand (Summons(es) w/notice,consents,report form, LR16/41 to atty/USM for svc) (w/AO #1451 to filing attorney) SCHEDULING REPORT DDL 10/26/00 AIK Modified on 06/08/2000 (Entered: 06/08/2000)

June 8, 2000

June 8, 2000

2

RECEIPT # 108939 in the amount of $ 150.00 filing fee AIK (Entered: 06/08/2000)

June 8, 2000

June 8, 2000

3

RETURN OF SERVICE EXECUTED upon defendant American Home Prod 6/14/00 answer due on 7/5/00 for American Home Prod AIK (Entered: 06/23/2000)

June 23, 2000

June 23, 2000

4

MOTION by defendant to extend time to answer assigned to Magistrate Judge Paul A. Zoss AIK (Entered: 07/03/2000)

July 3, 2000

July 3, 2000

5

MEMORANDUM by defendant in support of motion to extend time to answer [4-1] AIK (Entered: 07/03/2000)

July 3, 2000

July 3, 2000

6

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Paul A. Zoss granting motion to extend time to answer [4-1] ANSWER DDL set on 8/1/00 for Fort Dodge Lab, FD Animal Health Inc, American Home Prod (cc: all counsel) AIK (Entered: 07/06/2000)

July 6, 2000

July 6, 2000

7

ANSWER by defendants American Home Prod, FD Animal Health Inc, Fort Dodge Lab to complaint [1-1] ; answer ddl satisfied. AIK (Entered: 08/03/2000)

Aug. 3, 2000

Aug. 3, 2000

8

DEMAND FOR JURY TRIAL by defendants American Home Prod, FD Animal Health Inc, Fort Dodge Lab AIK (Entered: 08/03/2000)

Aug. 3, 2000

Aug. 3, 2000

9

MOTION by plaintiff Jean M Black for protective order , to compel Discovery , to quash Defts Notice of Deposition assigned to Magistrate Judge Paul A. Zoss AIK (Entered: 09/11/2000)

Sept. 11, 2000

Sept. 11, 2000

10

RESISTANCE by defendants American Home Prod, FD Animal Health Inc, Fort Dodge Lab to motion for protective order [9-1], to motion to compel Discovery [9-2], to motion to quash Defts Notice of Deposition [9-3] AIK (Entered: 09/18/2000)

Sept. 18, 2000

Sept. 18, 2000

10

MOTION by defendants American Home Prod, FD Animal Health Inc, Fort Dodge Lab for scheduling conference and discovery plan assigned to Magistrate Judge Paul A. Zoss AIK (Entered: 09/18/2000)

Sept. 18, 2000

Sept. 18, 2000

11

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Paul A. Zoss setting on motion for protective order [9-1], motion to compel Discovery [9-2], motion to quash Defts Notice of Deposition [9-3] HEARING set for 1:30; 9/28/00 w/Judge Zoss SC (cc: all counsel) AIK Modified on 09/20/2000 (Entered: 09/19/2000)

Sept. 19, 2000

Sept. 19, 2000

13

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Paul A. Zoss denying motion to compel Discovery [9-2], terminating motion to quash Defts Notice of Deposition [9-3] (cc: all counsel) JKH (Entered: 09/29/2000)

Sept. 29, 2000

Sept. 29, 2000

14

ORDER by Chief Judge Mark W. Bennett PRETRIAL ORDER DDL 11/16/01; Pretrial conference on 2:00; 11/20/01 JURY TRIAL set for 12/3/01 w/Judge Bennett FD (cc: all counsel) AIK (Entered: 10/02/2000)

Oct. 2, 2000

Oct. 2, 2000

15

MOTION by defendants American Home Prod, FD Animal Health Inc, Fort Dodge Lab to quash Motion for Protective Order assigned to Magistrate Judge Paul A. Zoss AIK (Entered: 12/06/2000)

Dec. 6, 2000

Dec. 6, 2000

16

MEMORANDUM by defendants American Home Prod, FD Animal Health Inc, Fort Dodge Lab in support of motion to quash Motion for Protective Order [15-1] AIK (Entered: 12/06/2000)

Dec. 6, 2000

Dec. 6, 2000

17

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Paul A. Zoss setting on motion to quash Motion for Protective Order [15-1] Telephonic HEARING set for 11:00; 12/8/00 (cc: all counsel) AIK (Entered: 12/06/2000)

Dec. 6, 2000

Dec. 6, 2000

18

RESISTANCE by plaintiff Jean M Black to motion to quash Motion for Protective Order [15-1] AIK (Entered: 12/07/2000)

Dec. 7, 2000

Dec. 7, 2000

18

MOTION by plaintiff Jean M Black to compel Discovery assigned to Magistrate Judge Paul A. Zoss AIK (Entered: 12/07/2000)

Dec. 7, 2000

Dec. 7, 2000

19

CLERK'S COURT MINUTES: from hearing held on 12/08/00 before Magistrate Judge Paul A. Zoss satisfied on motion to compel Discovery [18-1], satisfied on motion to quash Motion for Protective Order [15-1] Court Reporter none AIK (Entered: 12/08/2000)

Dec. 8, 2000

Dec. 8, 2000

20

PROTECTIVE ORDER by Magistrate Judge Paul A. Zoss : granting motion for protective order [9-1], denying motion to quash Motion for Protective Order [15-1], granting in part/denying in part motion to compel Discovery [18-1] (cc: all counsel) AIK (Entered: 12/08/2000)

Dec. 8, 2000

Dec. 8, 2000

21

PROTECTIVE ORDER by Magistrate Judge Paul A. Zoss : (cc: all counsel) AIK (Entered: 12/08/2000)

Dec. 8, 2000

Dec. 8, 2000

22

DESIGNATION OF EXPERT WITNESS(ES) by plaintiff Jean M Black AIK (Entered: 01/30/2001)

Jan. 29, 2001

Jan. 29, 2001

23

MOTION by plaintiff Jean M Black to consolidate and Joint Plaintiffs and Claims , for hearing assigned to Magistrate Judge Paul A. Zoss AIK (Entered: 03/22/2001)

March 22, 2001

March 22, 2001

24

RESISTANCE by defendants American Home Prod, FD Animal Health Inc, Fort Dodge Lab to motion to consolidate and Joint Plaintiffs and Claims [23-1], to motion for hearing [23-2] AIK (Entered: 04/02/2001)

April 2, 2001

April 2, 2001

25

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Paul A. Zoss setting on motion to consolidate and Joint Plaintiffs and Claims [23-1] Telephonic HEARING set for 1:30; 4/12/01, granting motion for hearing [23-2] (cc: all counsel) AIK (Entered: 04/04/2001)

April 4, 2001

April 4, 2001

26

CLERK'S COURT MINUTES: from hearing held on 04/12/01 before Magistrate Judge Paul A. Zoss satisfied on motion to consolidate and Joint Plaintiffs and Claims [23-1] Court Reporter none AIK (Entered: 04/13/2001)

April 12, 2001

April 12, 2001

27

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Paul A. Zoss granting motion to consolidate and Joint Plaintiffs and Claims [23-1] pleadings housed in 3:00-cv-3079 (cc: all counsel) AIK Modified on 04/13/2001 (Entered: 04/13/2001)

April 13, 2001

April 13, 2001

29

MOTION to alter or amend - (47) by intervenor plaintiff Joyce Gitch in 3:00-cv-03079 assigned to Chief Judge Mark W. Bennett AIK (Entered: 06/22/2001)

June 22, 2001

June 22, 2001

30

STIPULATION OF DISMISSAL by plaintiff Jean M Black, defendant American Home Prod, defendant FD Animal Health Inc, defendant Fort Dodge Lab AIK Modified on 02/07/2002 (Entered: 02/07/2002)

Feb. 4, 2002

Feb. 4, 2002

Case Details

State / Territory: Iowa

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 29, 2000

Closing Date: April 1, 2002

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

EEOC Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

EEOC

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

American Home Products Corporation (Fort Dodge), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: 487500

Content of Injunction:

Implement complaint/dispute resolution process

Reporting

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit