Case: EEOC v. DOC JOHNSON ENTERPRISES and HEALTH DEVICES CORPORA

2:97-cv-09600 | U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

Filed Date: Dec. 1, 1997

Closed Date: Aug. 1, 1998

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Case Summary

In December 1997, the EEOC district office in Los Angeles, California brought this suit against Doc Johnson Enterprises and the Health Devices Corporation in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. The complaint is currently unavailable. After a single motion to compel, the parties settled the case and a consent decree was entered in August 1998. Although the consent decree is not available, the docket states that Health Devices agreed to pay a class of people $150,000.

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Jason Chester (6/14/2007)

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Document

2:97-cv-09600

Docket (PACER)

USEEOC v. Doc Johnson Ent, et al

Aug. 4, 1998

Aug. 4, 1998

Docket

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Docket

Last updated Aug. 9, 2022, 3:03 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT filed Summons(es) issued referred to Discovery Margaret A. Nagle; jury demand (jp) (Entered: 01/06/1998)

Dec. 31, 1997

Dec. 31, 1997

2

ORDER: This ord controls this case and differs in some respects from the local rules. See lengthy document in case fl for details. by Judge Kim M. Wardlaw (bp) (Entered: 01/22/1998)

Jan. 12, 1998

Jan. 12, 1998

3

WAIVER OF SERVICE of SUMMONS & complaint by defendant Doc Johnson Ent sent by plf on 1/13/98, person who signed Marta M. Fernandez, cnsl for Doc Johnson (bp) (Entered: 01/22/1998)

Jan. 21, 1998

Jan. 21, 1998

3

WAIVER OF SERVICE of SUMMONS & complaint by defendant Health Devices Corp sent by plf on 1/13/98, signed by Marta M. Fernandez, cnsl. (bp) (Entered: 01/22/1998)

Jan. 21, 1998

Jan. 21, 1998

4

ANSWER filed by defendant Health Devices Corp to complaint [1-1] (bp) (Entered: 03/04/1998)

March 3, 1998

March 3, 1998

5

JOINT REPORT OF EARLY MEETING OF COUNSEL filed. Estimated length of trial 14-18 dys (mco) (Entered: 04/14/1998)

April 10, 1998

April 10, 1998

6

NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION by plaintiff USEEOC to compel responses to its 1st request for prod of docs ; motion hearing set for 10:00 5/5/98 (dhl) (Entered: 04/23/1998)

April 21, 1998

April 21, 1998

7

SUPPLEMENTAL MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT by plaintiff USEEOC of motion to compel responses to its 1st request for prod of docs [6-1] (bp) (Entered: 04/30/1998)

April 29, 1998

April 29, 1998

8

SUPPLEMENTAL MEMORANDUM OF POINTS & AUTHORITIES IN SUPPORT by defendant Doc Johnson Ent, defendant Health Devices Corp re motion to compel responses to its 1st request for prod of docs [6- 1] (bp) (Entered: 05/07/1998)

May 1, 1998

May 1, 1998

9

MINUTES: At the request of the parties, the crt refers this matter to Mag Judge Nagle for a sttlmt conf by Judge Kim M. Wardlaw CR: N/A (bp) (Entered: 05/07/1998)

May 5, 1998

May 5, 1998

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MINUTES: Plf's motion to compel responses to its 1st request for prod of docs [6-1] is GRANTED. Crt orders that the personnel files sought by req #8 & #21 be produced on or before 5/15/98. Req #23 crt orders that docs be produced on or before 5/15/98. Crt orders that the personnel files sought by req #18, #19 & #22 be bate-stamped & lgd under seal on or before 5/15/98. Ptys are ordered to resched the depo of dft's CFO to a mutually convenient date. Crt orders ; settlement conference on 10:00 6/16/98 by Discovery Margaret A. Nagle CR: #98-11 & 12 (jag) (Entered: 05/27/1998)

May 5, 1998

May 5, 1998

10

NOTICE of settlmt procedure #1 and settlmt proceeding set bf Mag Judge Nagle 6/16/98 10:00 by plaintiff USEEOC (lc) (Entered: 05/15/1998)

May 14, 1998

May 14, 1998

14

MINUTES: Crt has conducted its in camera review of the docs bate- stamped D-1375 thru D-2065 which were delivered to the Crt by dft. Crt orders that the following docs be produced: Crt orders the production of D-1546 thru D-1751, D-1433 thru D-1545 & D-1375 thru D-1432. by Discovery Margaret A. Nagle CR: n/a (jag) (Entered: 06/11/1998)

June 4, 1998

June 4, 1998

12

STATEMENT by defendant Health Devices Corp re protective ord (jag) (Entered: 06/10/1998)

June 5, 1998

June 5, 1998

13

POSITION STATEMENT by plaintiff USEEOC re propsd protective ord (jag) (Entered: 06/11/1998)

June 5, 1998

June 5, 1998

16

ORDER re Early Meeting of Cnsl re MSC hrg by Judge Kim M. Wardlaw ; mandatory status conference set on 9:30 7/13/98 (jag) (Entered: 06/15/1998)

June 11, 1998

June 11, 1998

17

MINUTES:the crt ords the following docs to be produced: req #22- Asbel Membrano; the crt fur ords tht the production of docs D-2066 through D-2164 by Magistrate Judge Margaret A. Nagle CR: none (ab) (Entered: 06/17/1998)

June 11, 1998

June 11, 1998

15

STIPULATION and ORDER by Judge Kim M. Wardlaw that the names of Alvarez & Hernandez sh be stricken from the portions of the cmp in this actn. Plf will not pursue any clms on behalf of Alvarez & Hernandez. Plf will not propound any fur discov req on behalf of Alvarez &/or Hernandez. (ENT 6/15/98). mld cpys. (jag) (Entered: 06/15/1998)

June 12, 1998

June 12, 1998

18

MINUTES: ; settlement conference held by Magistrate Judge Margaret A. Nagle; The Crt Ord that a consent decree, which sets forth the terms of the ptys' sttlmnt, be filed on or bef 4:00 p.m. on 7/6/98; The Crt Fur Ord that, if the consent decree is not completed by 7/6/98, a fur sttlmnt conf is to be held by Magistrate Judge Nagle on 7/7/98 at 9:30 a.m. CR: Tape #98-16 @2478-2715 (rm) (Entered: 07/01/1998)

June 16, 1998

June 16, 1998

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CONSENT DECREE by Judge Kim M. Wardlaw against defendant Health Devices Corp. It is ordered that HDC agrees to tender a total of $150,000.00 in 6 installments as set forth below in full & final resolution of the sttld actn. The 1st installment will be made w/in 10 days after this decree has been executed & after separate wvrs are executed by the Charging ptys & class members. The terms of this Decree are & sh be binding upon the present & future officers, etc. Ea pty will bear its own crt costs & attys' fees. terminating case . (ENT 8/6/98). MD JS-6. mld cpys & ntcs. (jag) (Entered: 08/06/1998)

Aug. 4, 1998

Aug. 4, 1998

Case Details

State / Territory: California

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Dec. 1, 1997

Closing Date: Aug. 1, 1998

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

Health Devices Corporation, Private Entity/Person

Doc Johnson Enterprises , Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: 150000

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits