Case: EEOC v. SPIRTAS CO. & ARNOLD R. SPIRTAS CO d/b/a SPIRTAS WRECKING COMPANY d/b/a CENTRAL C&D RECYCLING, INC.

4:00-cv-01428 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri

Filed Date: Sept. 7, 2000

Closed Date: Oct. 1, 2003

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Case Summary

In September 2000, the EEOC district office in St. Louis, Missouri brought this action against the Arnold R. Spirtas Company, the Spirtas Company, Central C&D Recycling, Inc., and the Spirtas Wrecking Company in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. The EEOC alleged the the defendants unlawfully discriminated against blacks when it refused to pay them as much as white coworkers, refused to hire blacks who would not accept less pay, and discharged those who complained, a…

In September 2000, the EEOC district office in St. Louis, Missouri brought this action against the Arnold R. Spirtas Company, the Spirtas Company, Central C&D Recycling, Inc., and the Spirtas Wrecking Company in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. The EEOC alleged the the defendants unlawfully discriminated against blacks when it refused to pay them as much as white coworkers, refused to hire blacks who would not accept less pay, and discharged those who complained, all in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

After a successful attempt at ADR, the parties settled and a consent decree was entered in October 2001. The parties agreed that the defendant would pay $140,000 to the complainants, $75,000 in attorney's fees, post an EEO notice, comply with posting requirements in 29 C.F.R. section 1601.3, implement an anti-discrimination policy, and issue complaint and compliance reports to the EEOC. The terms of the decree ran for two years.

Summary Authors

Jason Chester (7/19/2007)

People


Judge(s)

Perry, Catherine D. (Missouri)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Harper, Donna (Missouri)

Johnson, Robert G. (Missouri)

Shelly, Jan (Missouri)

Stewart, Clifford Gregory (New Jersey)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Begian, Daniel R. (Missouri)

Garland, Burton D. Jr. (Missouri)

McFall, Patricia M. (Missouri)

Other Attorney(s)

Active

Judge(s)

Perry, Catherine D. (Missouri)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Harper, Donna (Missouri)

Johnson, Robert G. (Missouri)

Shelly, Jan (Missouri)

Stewart, Clifford Gregory (New Jersey)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Begian, Daniel R. (Missouri)

Garland, Burton D. Jr. (Missouri)

McFall, Patricia M. (Missouri)

Other Attorney(s)

Moench, William E. (Colorado)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

4:00-cv-01428

Docket

EEOC v. Arnold R. Spirtas Company, et al.

Oct. 1, 2001

Oct. 1, 2001

Docket
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4:00-cv-01428

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Spirtas Co. and Arnold R. Spirtas Co. d/b/a Spirtas Wrecking Co., Central C&D Recycling, Inc., and Spirtas Industrial Services, Inc.

Oct. 1, 2001

Oct. 1, 2001

Settlement Agreement

EEOC Annual Report

EEOC v. Spirtas Wrecking Co.

No Court

Sept. 30, 2002

Sept. 30, 2002

Press Release

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 14, 2022, 3:02 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT; # Waivers of Service Issued: 1 # Counts: 1 Disclosure of Corp Cert issued to: defendant; jury demand (FCE) (Entered: 09/07/2000)

Sept. 7, 2000

Sept. 7, 2000

2

TRACK INFORMATION STATEMENT filed by plaintiff EEOC track 2 preferred (FCE) (Entered: 09/07/2000)

Sept. 7, 2000

Sept. 7, 2000

3

MOTION by movant Sharron Jones, movant Kenya Shelley to intervene (LLW) (Entered: 09/26/2000)

Sept. 25, 2000

Sept. 25, 2000

4

ORDER by Honorable Catherine D. Perry granting motion to intervene [3-1] (cc: all counsel) (LLW) (Entered: 10/06/2000)

Oct. 6, 2000

Oct. 6, 2000

5

INTERVENOR'S COMPLAINT by movant Sharron Jones, movant Kenya Shelley # Counts: 2; adding intervenor plaintiff Sharron Jones, Kenya Shelley (LLW) (Entered: 10/06/2000)

Oct. 6, 2000

Oct. 6, 2000

6

TRACK INFORMATION STATEMENT filed by defendant Spirtas Company, defendant Arnold R. Spirtas Co, defendant Cen. C&D Recycling track 3 preferred (FCE) (Entered: 11/07/2000)

Nov. 6, 2000

Nov. 6, 2000

7

ANSWER by defendant Spirtas Company, defendant Arnold R. Spirtas Co, defendant Cen. C&D Recycling to [1-1]; jury demand (FCE) (Entered: 11/07/2000)

Nov. 6, 2000

Nov. 6, 2000

8

DISCLOSURE of Corporation Interests Certificate Parent companies: N/A Subsidiaries: None Publicly held company: None by defendant Spirtas Company, defendant Arnold R. Spirtas Co (FCE) (Entered: 11/07/2000)

Nov. 6, 2000

Nov. 6, 2000

9

DISCLOSURE of Corporation Interests Certificate Parent companies: N/A Subsidiaries: None Publicly held company: None by defendant Cen. C&D Recycling (FCE) (Entered: 11/07/2000)

Nov. 6, 2000

Nov. 6, 2000

10

RULE 16 ORDER by Honorable Catherine D. Perry ; standard(2) track , ; Rule 16 Conference 12/14/00 ; joint scheduling plan ddl 12/7/00 (cc: all counsel) (LSD) (Entered: 11/14/2000)

Nov. 14, 2000

Nov. 14, 2000

11

ANSWER & affirmative defenses by defendant Spirtas Company, defendant Arnold R. Spirtas Co, defendant Cen. C&D Recycling to [5-1] intervenors complaint; jury demand (LLW) (Entered: 11/27/2000)

Nov. 24, 2000

Nov. 24, 2000

12

JOINT PROPOSED SCHEDULING PLAN by plaintiff EEOC, defendant Spirtas Company, defendant Arnold R. Spirtas Co, intervenor plaintiff Sharron Jones, intervenor plaintiff Kenya Shelley, defendant Cen. C&D Recycling (LSD) (Entered: 12/08/2000)

Dec. 7, 2000

Dec. 7, 2000

13

CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER by Honorable Catherine D. Perry ; standard(2) track , ; motion to add party ddl 2/1/01 ; Disc completion ddl 10/1/01 ; Notice of Motion ddl set for 10/31/01 ; Motion Package ddl set for 12/15/01 ; non-disp motion ddl 10/12/01 ; jury trial 2/4/02 ; pt comp ddl 1/15/02 ; ADR future refer 6/1/01 (cc: all counsel) (FCE) (Entered: 12/15/2000)

Dec. 15, 2000

Dec. 15, 2000

GENERIC SCHEDULING EVENT ; Rule 16 Conference satisfied (LSD) (Entered: 01/24/2001)

Jan. 24, 2001

Jan. 24, 2001

14

MOTION by plaintiff EEOC, intervenor plaintiff Sharron Jones, intervenor plaintiff Kenya Shelley for leave to amend complaints (FCE) (Entered: 01/31/2001)

Jan. 30, 2001

Jan. 30, 2001

GENERIC SCHEDULING EVENT ; Motion to Add Party ddl satisfied (FCE) (Entered: 02/07/2001)

Feb. 7, 2001

Feb. 7, 2001

15

ORDER by Honorable Catherine D. Perry granting motion for leave to amend complaints [14-1] (cc: all counsel) (LSD) (Entered: 02/08/2001)

Feb. 8, 2001

Feb. 8, 2001

16

AMENDED INTERVENOR'S COMPLAINT by intervenor plaintiff Sharron Jones, intervenor plaintiff Kenya Shelley; adding defendant Spirtas Ind Svc Inc; jury demand (LSD) (Entered: 02/08/2001)

Feb. 8, 2001

Feb. 8, 2001

17

AMENDED COMPLAINT by plaintiff EEOC [16-1]; jury demand (LSD) (Entered: 02/08/2001)

Feb. 8, 2001

Feb. 8, 2001

18

ANSWER AND AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSES by defendant Spirtas Company, defendant Arnold R. Spirtas Co, defendant Cen. C&D Recycling, defendant Spirtas Ind Svc Inc to [17-1] Plaintiff's first amended complaint (FCE) (Entered: 02/15/2001)

Feb. 14, 2001

Feb. 14, 2001

19

ANSWER ans Affirmative Defenses by defendant Spirtas Company, defendant Arnold R. Spirtas Co, defendant Cen. C&D Recycling, defendant Spirtas Ind Svc Inc to [16-1] Intervenors' First Amended Complaint (FCE) (Entered: 02/15/2001)

Feb. 14, 2001

Feb. 14, 2001

20

ORDER REFERRING CASE TO ADR: by Honorable Catherine D. Perry Case set for mediation Designation of Lead Counsel: Robert G. Johnson ; ADR completion ddl 8/24/01 Designation of Neutral 6/22/01 ADR Conference Report ddl 6/22/01 (cc: all counsel) (LSD) (Entered: 06/04/2001)

June 4, 2001

June 4, 2001

21

DESIGNATION NEUTRAL REPORT by plaintiff, defendant Neutral: Mike Geigerman date of conference: 8/8/01 time: 9:30AM location: U.S. Arbitration & Mediation, (BDC) (Entered: 06/20/2001)

June 20, 2001

June 20, 2001

23

MOTION with memo in sppt w/exhibits A-K by defendant Spirtas Company, defendant Arnold R. Spirtas Co, defendant Cen. C&D Recycling, Spirtas Ind SVc for order of preclusion to prohibit pltfs from using as evidence a document they failed to timely designate or produce (LSD) Modified on 08/08/2001 (Entered: 08/08/2001)

Aug. 3, 2001

Aug. 3, 2001

24

ADR COMPLIANCE REPORT An ADR conference was held on 8/9/01; Neutral: Michael Geigerman; The parties did achieve a settlement, subject to verification of conficential material. (pc:CDP) (LSD) (Entered: 08/13/2001)

Aug. 10, 2001

Aug. 10, 2001

25

RESPONSE with declaration of Wm. Moench & Donna Harper by plaintiff EEOC, intervenor plaintiff Sharron Jones, intervenor plaintiff Kenya Shelley to motion for order of preclusion to prohibit pltfs from using as evidence a document they failed to timely designate or produce [23-1] (LSD) Modified on 08/14/2001 (Entered: 08/14/2001)

Aug. 13, 2001

Aug. 13, 2001

26

RULED DOCUMENT by Honorable Catherine D. Perry Granting leave to file reply memo in sppt of motion for preclusion (cc: all counsel) (LSD) (Entered: 08/27/2001)

Aug. 27, 2001

Aug. 27, 2001

27

REPLY by defendant Spirtas Company, defendant Arnold R. Spirtas Co to response to motion for order of preclusion to prohibit pltfs from using as evidence a document they failed to timely designate or produce [23-1] (LSD) (Entered: 08/27/2001)

Aug. 27, 2001

Aug. 27, 2001

28

CONSENT JUDGEMENT by Honorable Catherine D. Perry for plaintiff EEOC, intervenor plaintiff Sharron Jones, intervenor plaintiff Kenya Shelley against defendant Spirtas Company, defendant Arnold R. Spirtas Co, defendant Cen. C&D Recycling, defendant Spirtas Ind Svc Inc in the amount of $ at the interest rate of: terminating case (cc: all counsel) (BAK) (Entered: 10/02/2001)

Oct. 1, 2001

Oct. 1, 2001

Case Details

State / Territory: Missouri

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 7, 2000

Closing Date: Oct. 1, 2003

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

Spirtas Industrial Services, Inc., Private Entity/Person

Centaral C&D Recycling, Inc., Private Entity/Person

Arnold R. Spirtas Company, Private Entity/Person

Spirtas Company, Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

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:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: 215000

Order Duration: 2001 - 2003

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Retaliation Prohibition

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Recordkeeping

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Reporting

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Hiring

Pay / Benefits

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

Black

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit