Case: EEOC v. KNIGHT TRANSPORTATION, INC.

2:97-cv-00539 | U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona

Filed Date: March 14, 1997

Closed Date: Dec. 30, 1997

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Case Summary

In March 1997, the Phoenix District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against Knight Transportation, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona. We do not have a copy of the complaint; therefore, the exact allegations involved are unknown. Following some discovery and settlement conferences, the parties settled the lawsuit in December 1997 through a consent decree. We do not have a copy of the decree; therefore, the exact remedies involved are unknown. However, it appears from the docket that the defendant was required, among other remedies, to offer reinstatement to three female individuals and pay $70,000 to be distributed among one complaining party and a class of injured truck drivers.

Summary Authors

David Friedman (1/31/2008)

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Document

2:97-cv-00539

Docket (PACER)

EEOC v. Knight Transport Inc, et al

Dec. 30, 1997

Dec. 30, 1997

Docket

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Docket

Last updated Aug. 10, 2022, 3:21 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT FILED (MAP) (Entered: 03/17/1997)

March 14, 1997

March 14, 1997

2

RETURN OF SERVICE EXECUTED summons/complaint upon dft Knight Trans Inc on 3/24/97 (TCA) (Entered: 03/27/1997)

March 26, 1997

March 26, 1997

3

ANSWER by dft Knight Trans Inc (TCA) (Entered: 03/31/1997)

March 28, 1997

March 28, 1997

4

ORDER Setting Scheduling Conference by Judge Roslyn O. Silver ; prel scheduling conf set for 3:30 7/21/97 (cc: all counsel) (TCA) (Entered: 04/02/1997)

April 2, 1997

April 2, 1997

5

MOTION to continue scheduling conference by dft Knight Trans Inc [5-1] (MAP) (Entered: 06/19/1997)

June 18, 1997

June 18, 1997

6

ORDER by Judge Roslyn O. Silver granting motion to continue scheduling conference by dft Knight Trans Inc [5-1] ; prel scheduling conf set for 4:00 9/22/97 (cc: all counsel) (TCA) (Entered: 06/24/1997)

June 24, 1997

June 24, 1997

7

Proposed Case Management Plan Discovery cutoff 2/10/98 Motion filing ddl is 3/10/98 (TCA) (Entered: 09/15/1997)

Sept. 12, 1997

Sept. 12, 1997

8

MINUTE ENTRY Judge Inits: ROS Crt Rptr: Gary Moll Appearances: Kelly Humphrey for Pla; Charles Chester for Dft. Preliminary scheduling conference held. Rule 16 hearing agenda reviewed. Ptys are to notify the Court jointly and in writing by 10/3/97 if ptys wish to consent before the Magistrate Judge. Magistrate Judge Barry Silverman is drawn for settlement conference. Ptys are to contact Magistrate Judge Silvermans office at 514-7022 for a hearing date and time. Ptys are to resubmit the Rule 16 Order adding the date for supplementation. [cc: BGS/JS/LS/CNSL [8-2] (former emp) (Entered: 09/23/1997)

Sept. 22, 1997

Sept. 22, 1997

9

NOTICE by dft Knight Trans Inc of service of discovery papers (TCA) (Entered: 09/25/1997)

Sept. 23, 1997

Sept. 23, 1997

10

NOTICE by dft Knight Trans Inc of service of discovery papers (TCA) (Entered: 09/29/1997)

Sept. 26, 1997

Sept. 26, 1997

11

NOTICE by pla EEOC of to Court Rule 26(A)(1) Disclosures (TCA) (Entered: 10/02/1997)

Sept. 30, 1997

Sept. 30, 1997

12

NOTICE by pla EEOC of service first set of non-uniform interrogatories and first request for production of documents (TCA) (Entered: 10/02/1997)

Sept. 30, 1997

Sept. 30, 1997

13

ORDER by Mag Judge Barry G. Silverman ; settlement conference set for 8:30 10/20/97 , before Mag Judge Barry G. Silverman (cc: all counsel) (TCA) (Entered: 10/09/1997)

Oct. 9, 1997

Oct. 9, 1997

14

NOTICE by dft Knight Trans Inc OF TAKING DEPO OF Katherine Duncan on the following date(s): 11/14/97 (TCA) (Entered: 10/17/1997)

Oct. 15, 1997

Oct. 15, 1997

15

First NOTICE by dft Knight Trans Inc of discovery and settlement (TCA) (Entered: 10/21/1997)

Oct. 17, 1997

Oct. 17, 1997

18

NOTICE by pla EEOC of service of answers to dfts first set of interrogatories and plas responses to dfts first request for production of documents (TCA) (Entered: 10/28/1997)

Oct. 27, 1997

Oct. 27, 1997

17

ORDER by Judge Roslyn O. Silver: that the parties file their Second Notice of Discovery and Settlement within 4 months from the date of this order (cc: all counsel) re: order [17-1] (TCA) (Entered: 10/28/1997)

Oct. 28, 1997

Oct. 28, 1997

19

MINUTE ENTRY Judge Inits: BGS conference call held,cnsl advise that progress is being made toward settlement; conference call continued for 8:00 12/3/97 , before Mag Judge Barry G. Silverman [cc: all counsel] [19-3] (TCA) (Entered: 11/08/1997)

Nov. 5, 1997

Nov. 5, 1997

20

NOTICE by dft Knight Trans Inc OF TAKING DEPO OF Dee Schuman on the following date(s): 11/24/97 (TCA) (Entered: 11/10/1997)

Nov. 7, 1997

Nov. 7, 1997

21

Amended NOTICE by dft Knight Trans Inc OF TAKING DEPO OF Katherine Duncan on the following date(s): 11/14/97 (TCA) (Entered: 11/10/1997)

Nov. 7, 1997

Nov. 7, 1997

22

NOTICE by dft Knight Trans Inc OF TAKING DEPO OF Jane Twigger on the following date(s): 11/25/97 (TCA) (Entered: 11/10/1997)

Nov. 7, 1997

Nov. 7, 1997

23

NOTICE by dft Knight Trans Inc OF TAKING DEPO OF Linda Meadows on the following date(s): 11/25/97 (TCA) (Entered: 11/10/1997)

Nov. 7, 1997

Nov. 7, 1997

24

NOTICE by dft Knight Trans Inc OF TAKING DEPO OF Sonya DeVane on the following date(s): 11/25/97 (TCA) (Entered: 11/10/1997)

Nov. 7, 1997

Nov. 7, 1997

25

NOTICE by dft Knight Trans Inc OF TAKING DEPO OF Paula Lewis on the following date(s): 11/24/97 (TCA) (Entered: 11/10/1997)

Nov. 7, 1997

Nov. 7, 1997

26

NOTICE by dft Knight Trans Inc OF TAKING DEPO OF Karen Maldonado on the following date(s): 11/24/97 (TCA) (Entered: 11/10/1997)

Nov. 7, 1997

Nov. 7, 1997

27

STIPULATION by all parties for extension of deadline to file expert reports(first request) (TCA) (Entered: 11/14/1997)

Nov. 13, 1997

Nov. 13, 1997

28

ORDER by Judge Roslyn O. Silver granting stipulation that the deadline for the pla to make such disclosures is extended from 12/8 to 12/23/97 and for dft to make such disclosure is extended from 1/15 to 1/30/98 (cc: all counsel) (TCA) (Entered: 11/14/1997)

Nov. 14, 1997

Nov. 14, 1997

29

NOTICE by pla EEOC OF TAKING DEPO OF Joy Ryan,Traci Atkinson,Carl Ames on the following date(s): 12/18,12/19 (TCA) (Entered: 11/24/1997)

Nov. 20, 1997

Nov. 20, 1997

30

NOTICE by dft Knight Trans Inc of service of first supplemental response to plas request to produce (TCA) (Entered: 11/24/1997)

Nov. 21, 1997

Nov. 21, 1997

31

NOTICE by dft Knight Trans Inc OF TAKING DEPO OF Custodian of Employment Records KLLM on the following date(s): 12/8/97 (TCA) (Entered: 11/26/1997)

Nov. 25, 1997

Nov. 25, 1997

33

MOTION for partial summary judgment by dft Knight Trans Inc [33-1] (TCA) (Entered: 12/03/1997)

Dec. 1, 1997

Dec. 1, 1997

34

STATEMENT OF FACTS by dft Knight Trans Inc re motion for partial summary judgment by dft Knight Trans Inc [33-1] (TCA) (Entered: 12/03/1997)

Dec. 1, 1997

Dec. 1, 1997

35

MINUTE ENTRY Judge Inits: BGS ; settlement conference set for 8:00 12/17/97 , before Mag Judge Barry G. Silverman [35-3] (TCA) (Entered: 12/04/1997)

Dec. 2, 1997

Dec. 2, 1997

36

NOTICE OF HEARING by dft Knight Trans Inc setting motion for partial summary judgment by dft Knight Trans Inc [33-1] at 9:00 5/29/98 (TCA) (Entered: 12/05/1997)

Dec. 2, 1997

Dec. 2, 1997

37

MINUTE ENTRY Judge Inits: BGS ; settlement conference reconvened [37-2] (TCA) (Entered: 12/18/1997)

Dec. 17, 1997

Dec. 17, 1997

38

CONSENT JUDGMENT: by Judge Roslyn O. Silver that w/in 10 dys of the entry of this decree, Knight shl pay Katherine Duncan the amt of $31,000 ($13,000 back wages, $4,000 in prejgm interest, $14,000 comp damages). In addition to the pymnt, Knbight shl make available $39,000 representing comp damages, for for distribution to any individual who the Commission determines, in its sole discretion, to hv injured the practices alleged in the cmp. FO with 30 dys of the entry of this decree, Knight shl offer in writing to place Karen Maldonado, Dana Meehan and Leslie Palmer in the position of truck driver and provide training to them as needed Fo parties are to bear own costs and atty's fees incurred in this action...see doc for full dtls terminating case (cc: all counsel) (MAP) (Entered: 12/30/1997)

Dec. 30, 1997

Dec. 30, 1997

Case Details

State / Territory: Arizona

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: March 14, 1997

Closing Date: Dec. 30, 1997

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

Knight Transportation, Inc., Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

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: 70000

Content of Injunction:

Position Restored

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits