Case: EEOC v. AIRGAS CARBONIC INDUSTRIES

3:03-cv-00808 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

Filed Date: Sept. 29, 2003

Closed Date: June 4, 2004

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Case Summary

In September 2003, the EEOC brought this suit against Airgas Carbonic Industries, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. The compliant is currently unavailable. After the parties consented to proceed before a magistrate judge, a jury trial ensued in June of 2004. The two-day trial ended in a jury verdict for the defense.

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Jason Chester (6/9/2007)

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3:03-cv-00808

Docket (PACER)

Equal Employment v. Airgas Carbonic

Aug. 16, 2004

Aug. 16, 2004

Docket

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Docket

Last updated Aug. 9, 2022, 3:02 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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COMPLAINT; jury demand; fee waived (cmcc) Modified on 09/29/2003 (Entered: 09/29/2003)

Sept. 29, 2003

Sept. 29, 2003

Jury Trial Flag (cmcc) (Entered: 09/29/2003)

Sept. 29, 2003

Sept. 29, 2003

SUMMONS(ES) issued for Airgas Carbonic; counsel called for pick-up (cmcc) (Entered: 09/29/2003)

Sept. 29, 2003

Sept. 29, 2003

2

ANSWER and Affirmative Defenses to Complaint by Airgas Carbonic (Attorney Jessica R. Hughes) (cgar) (Entered: 11/24/2003)

Nov. 24, 2003

Nov. 24, 2003

Pre-Trial Conference set at 9:55 1/6/04 before Judge James R. Spencer (lmcd) (Entered: 12/01/2003)

Dec. 1, 2003

Dec. 1, 2003

3

SUMMONS Returned Executed as to Airgas Carbonic 11/26/03 Answer due on 12/16/03 for Airgas Carbonic (cmcc) (Entered: 12/03/2003)

Dec. 3, 2003

Dec. 3, 2003

4

MOTION by Airgas Carbonic for Charles LeRoy Bachman, Jr. to appear pro hac vice Filing Fee Paid $ 50.00 Receipt # 71269 (cmcc) (Entered: 12/17/2003)

Dec. 17, 2003

Dec. 17, 2003

5

MOTION by Airgas Carbonic for John Francis Meyers to appear pro hac vice Filing Fee Paid $ 50.00 Receipt # 71270 (cmcc) (Entered: 12/17/2003)

Dec. 17, 2003

Dec. 17, 2003

So Ordered: granting [4-1] motion by Airgas Carbonic for Charles LeRoy Bachman, Jr. to appear pro hac vice Filing Fee Paid $ 50.00 Receipt # 71269 ( signed by Judge James R. Spencer ) Copies Mailed: yes (cmcc) (Entered: 12/18/2003)

Dec. 18, 2003

Dec. 18, 2003

So Ordered: granting [5-1] motion by Airgas Carbonic for John Francis Meyers to appear pro hac vice Filing Fee Paid $ 50.00 Receipt # 71270 ( signed by Judge James R. Spencer ) Copies Mailed: yes (cmcc) (Entered: 12/18/2003)

Dec. 18, 2003

Dec. 18, 2003

6

NOTICE TO COUNSEL that th Court has not received from counsel the report as required by Rule 26(f) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure; the parties are therefore deemed to have chosen to proceed in this case without the initial disclosures specified in Rule 26(f) (signed by Judge James R. Spencer ) Copies Mailed: yes [EOD Date: 1/14/04] (cmcc) (Entered: 01/14/2004)

Jan. 14, 2004

Jan. 14, 2004

7

CONSENT to trial by Magistrate by Equal Employment, Airgas Carbonic (cmcc) (Entered: 01/14/2004)

Jan. 14, 2004

Jan. 14, 2004

8

ORDER that, the parties are deemed to have consented to referral of this matter to the United States Magistrate, and the District Court by the undersigned hereby refers Case No. 3:03CV808 to United States Magistrate Judge Lowe for all purposes ( signed by Judge James R. Spencer ) Copies Mailed: yes [EOD Date: 1/14/04] (cmcc) (Entered: 01/14/2004)

Jan. 14, 2004

Jan. 14, 2004

CASE reassigned to Magistrate Judge David G. Lowe pursuant to Order entered January 14, 2004 (cmcc) Modified on 04/30/2004 (Entered: 01/14/2004)

Jan. 14, 2004

Jan. 14, 2004

9

MAGISTRATE JUDGE SCHEDULING AND PRETRIAL ORDER FOR CONSENT CASES filed; Jury Trial date 9:30 6/2/04 ( signed by Magistrate Judge David G. Lowe ) Copies Mailed: yes (lcha) (Entered: 01/15/2004)

Jan. 14, 2004

Jan. 14, 2004

10

MOTION by Equal Employment for Summary Judgment (cmcc) (Entered: 04/30/2004)

April 29, 2004

April 29, 2004

11

MEMORANDUM in support by Equal Employment of [10-1] motion by Equal Employment for Summary Judgment (cmcc) (Entered: 04/30/2004)

April 29, 2004

April 29, 2004

12

MOTION by Airgas Carbonic for Summary Judgment (cmcc) (Entered: 04/30/2004)

April 30, 2004

April 30, 2004

13

MEMORANDUM in support of by Airgas Carbonic [12-1] motion by Airgas Carbonic for Summary Judgment (supplemental exhibit book placed in brown expandable) (cmcc) (Entered: 04/30/2004)

April 30, 2004

April 30, 2004

14

Discovery Designation filed by Equal Employment (cmcc) (Entered: 05/06/2004)

May 4, 2004

May 4, 2004

15

Exhibit list by Equal Employment (cmcc) (Entered: 05/06/2004)

May 6, 2004

May 6, 2004

16

RESPONSE by Equal Employment to [12-1] motion by Airgas Carbonic for Summary Judgment (cmcc) (Entered: 05/12/2004)

May 11, 2004

May 11, 2004

17

MEMORANDUM in support by Equal Employment of [16-1] motion response by Equal Employment (exhibits placed in brown expandable) (cmcc) (Entered: 05/12/2004)

May 11, 2004

May 11, 2004

18

Witness list by Equal Employment (cmcc) (Entered: 05/13/2004)

May 12, 2004

May 12, 2004

19

PROPOSED VOIR DIRE by plaintiff Equal Employment (cmcc) (Entered: 05/13/2004)

May 12, 2004

May 12, 2004

20

Amended Exhibit list by Equal Employment (cmcc) (Entered: 05/14/2004)

May 13, 2004

May 13, 2004

21

RESPONSE by Airgas Carbonic to [10-1] motion by Equal Employment for Summary Judgment (cmcc) (Entered: 05/14/2004)

May 13, 2004

May 13, 2004

25

OBJECTION by Equal Employment to [23-1] notice - Amended List of Exhibits by Airgas Carbonic (cmcc) (Entered: 05/14/2004)

May 13, 2004

May 13, 2004

22

Witness list by Airgas Carbonic (cmcc) (Entered: 05/14/2004)

May 14, 2004

May 14, 2004

23

NOTICE of Filing by Airgas Carbonic (Exhibit A - Designation of Discovery; Exhibit B - Exhibit List; Exhibit C - Amended Exhibit List) (cmcc) (Entered: 05/14/2004)

May 14, 2004

May 14, 2004

24

PROPOSED VOIR DIRE by defendant Airgas Carbonic (cmcc) (Entered: 05/14/2004)

May 14, 2004

May 14, 2004

26

Deft's NOTICE of Hearing: on 5/19/04 at 9:00 am (not on schedule and informed counsel) (thom) (Entered: 05/17/2004)

May 14, 2004

May 14, 2004

27

Proposed Jury Additional instructions by Airgas Carbonic (rec'd one set of Additional and placed on left) (thom) (Entered: 05/17/2004)

May 17, 2004

May 17, 2004

28

Witness list by Airgas Carbonic (khan) (Entered: 05/18/2004)

May 17, 2004

May 17, 2004

29

Exhibit list by Airgas Carbonic (khan) (Entered: 05/18/2004)

May 17, 2004

May 17, 2004

30

AMENDED Designation of Exhibits (Exhibit list) by Airgas Carbonic (khan) (Entered: 05/18/2004)

May 17, 2004

May 17, 2004

31

Proposed Jury instructions by Equal Employment (w/one extra set placed on left w/disk) (thom) Modified on 05/18/2004 (Entered: 05/18/2004)

May 18, 2004

May 18, 2004

32

Proposed Jury instructions by Equal Employment, Airgas Carbonic and Special Verdict Form (w/one extra set placed on left with disk) (thom) Modified on 05/18/2004 (Entered: 05/18/2004)

May 18, 2004

May 18, 2004

34

Reply by Equal Employment to Defendant Airgas' [21-1] Opposition (Response) to Plaintiff's [10-1] Motion for Partial Summary Judgment (walk) Modified on 05/19/2004 (Entered: 05/19/2004)

May 18, 2004

May 18, 2004

33

Minute entry: Lowe, M., FTR. Appearances: Parties by counsel. Matter came on for hearing on motions. Arguments heard. Motions for summary judgment taken under advisement. Court to enter order. (:10) (lcha) (Entered: 05/19/2004)

May 19, 2004

May 19, 2004

EEOC's disk rec'd and placed on left for voir dire questions. (thom) (Entered: 05/19/2004)

May 19, 2004

May 19, 2004

35

Supplement to Its Motion for Summary Judgment by defendant Airgas Carbonic (cmcc) (Entered: 05/26/2004)

May 26, 2004

May 26, 2004

Exhibits received by Airgas Carbonic - 1 black and 2 white binders in 3 sets (cmcc) (Entered: 06/01/2004)

June 1, 2004

June 1, 2004

Exhibits received by Equal Employment - one black binder in three sets (cmcc) (Entered: 06/01/2004)

June 1, 2004

June 1, 2004

36

Minute entry: Lowe, M., FTR/Sarah Spinner, Court Reporter, Capital Reporting. APPEARANCES: Parties with counsel. Matter came on for jury trial. Appearances same as on list. Jury sworn and examined on voir dire; jury empaneled; sworn to try issues. Pltf's motion in limine, DENIED. Opening statements made. Pltf. adduced evidence, rested. Deft's mtoion for judgment as a matter of law, DENIED. Jury trial continued to 6/3/04 at 9:30 a.m. (4:40) (lcha) (Entered: 06/02/2004)

June 2, 2004

June 2, 2004

Deadline updated; reset Jury Trial for 9:30 6/3/04 before Mag Judge David G. Lowe (lcha) (Entered: 06/02/2004)

June 2, 2004

June 2, 2004

37

Minute entry: Lowe, M., Sarah Spinner, Court Reporter, Capital Reporting. APPEARANCEs: Parties with counsel. JURY TRIAL PROCEEDINGS, 2ND DAY. Deft. adduced evidence, rested. Deft's renewed motion for judgment as a matter of law, DENIED. Arguments. Jury charged by Court. No objections to charge. Jury returned verdict in favor of deft. Clerk to enter judgment on jury verdict. (Exhibits returned to parties) (6:05) (lcha) Modified on 06/04/2004 (Entered: 06/04/2004)

June 3, 2004

June 3, 2004

38

JURY VERDICT for Airgas Carbonic (lcha) (Entered: 06/04/2004)

June 3, 2004

June 3, 2004

39

JUDGMENT for Airgas Carbonic against Equal Employment () Copies Mailed: yes [EOD DATE: 6/4/04] (lcha) (Entered: 06/04/2004)

June 3, 2004

June 3, 2004

Jury Trial held (lcha) (Entered: 06/04/2004)

June 3, 2004

June 3, 2004

Case closed (cmcc) (Entered: 06/04/2004)

June 4, 2004

June 4, 2004

40

Verification of Costs by defendant Airgas Carbonic (cmcc) (Entered: 07/06/2004)

July 2, 2004

July 2, 2004

41

Bill of costs by Airgas Carbonic (cmcc) (Entered: 07/06/2004)

July 2, 2004

July 2, 2004

42

OBJECTION by Equal Employment to [41-1] Bill of Costs by Airgas Carbonic (cmcc) (Entered: 07/14/2004)

July 14, 2004

July 14, 2004

43

Response by Airgas Carbonic to [42-1] objection by Equal Employment to Deft Airgas' Bill of Costs (cmcc) (Entered: 07/21/2004)

July 21, 2004

July 21, 2004

Letter sent to all consel that costs will be taxed on August 16, 2004 (lcha) (Entered: 08/02/2004)

Aug. 2, 2004

Aug. 2, 2004

Case Details

State / Territory: Virginia

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 29, 2003

Closing Date: June 4, 2004

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

Airgas Carbonic Industries, Inc., Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Defendant

Nature of Relief:

None

Source of Relief:

None

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits