Case: EEOC v. FORD OF GREENSBURG

2:02-cv-00203 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Filed Date: Jan. 23, 2002

Closed Date: 2003

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Case Summary

In January 2002, the Philadelphia District Office of the EEOC (with participation from the Pittsburgh Area Office) brought this suit against Ford of Greensburg in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. We do not have a copy of the complaint; therefore, the exact allegations involved are unknown. According to an EEOC press release, the complaint alleged that the defendant violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by subjecting the charging party and other bl…

In January 2002, the Philadelphia District Office of the EEOC (with participation from the Pittsburgh Area Office) brought this suit against Ford of Greensburg in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. We do not have a copy of the complaint; therefore, the exact allegations involved are unknown. According to an EEOC press release, the complaint alleged that the defendant violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by subjecting the charging party and other black employees to a racially hostile work environment, resulting in the charging party's constructive discharge. After several status conferences, the parties participated in a settlement conference in December 2002, tentatively settling the case. They reached a final settlement in mid January 2003 through a consent decree. We do not have a copy of the decree; thus, the exact terms of the settlement are unknown. However, it appears from an EEOC press release that the decree required the defendant to provide Title VII training for all its employees and pay $534,000 to be divided between two claimants. In addition, the defendant was prohibited from discriminating and retaliating in violation of Title VII.

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Michele Marxkors (8/16/2007)

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2:02-cv-00203

Docket [PACER]

EEOC v. Ford of Greensburg

Jan. 14, 2003

Jan. 14, 2003

Docket

EEOC Litigation Settlement Report (December 2002)

EEOC v. Ford of Greensburg

No Court

Dec. 30, 2002

Dec. 30, 2002

Press Release

EEOC Press Release: "EEOC Resolves Racial Harassment Lawsuit Against Ford of Greensburg for $534,000"

EEOC v. Ford of Greensburg

No Court

Jan. 8, 2003

Jan. 8, 2003

Press Release

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 31, 2022, 3:12 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT with summons issued; jury demand (ces) (Entered: 01/23/2002)

Jan. 23, 2002

Jan. 23, 2002

2

ORDER REFERRING CASE to Mag. Judge Robert C. Mitchell ( signed by Judge Gary L. Lancaster on 1/29/02 ) CM all parties of record. (crw) (Entered: 01/30/2002)

Jan. 30, 2002

Jan. 30, 2002

3

Status Conference set for 9:30 2/28/02 (tt) (Entered: 02/01/2002)

Feb. 1, 2002

Feb. 1, 2002

4

Stipulation by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPP, FORD OF GREENSBURG Extending Time to 4/5/02 within which to respond to pltf's complaint with proposed order. (ces) (Entered: 02/07/2002)

Feb. 7, 2002

Feb. 7, 2002

Deadline updated; set Answer deadline to 4/5/02 for FORD OF GREENSBURG (ces) (Entered: 02/07/2002)

Feb. 7, 2002

Feb. 7, 2002

5

RETURN OF SERVICE executed as to FORD OF GREENSBURG 2/4/02 Answer due on 2/24/02 for FORD OF GREENSBURG (ces) (Entered: 02/11/2002)

Feb. 8, 2002

Feb. 8, 2002

PROPOSED DISCOVERY PLAN pursuant to Rule 26(f) by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPP, FORD OF GREENSBURG ( Filed at CA 01-2362 ) (aen) (Entered: 02/14/2002)

Feb. 13, 2002

Feb. 13, 2002

6

Status Conference held 2/28/02 before Mag. Judge Robert C. Mitchell [ Reporter: none ] (Deft to file answer within 20 days after amended complaint is filed) (ces) (Entered: 02/28/2002)

Feb. 28, 2002

Feb. 28, 2002

Document no. 6: set Amended Pleadings deadline to 3/20/02 for filing of amended complaint , set Discovery deadline to 6/20/02 , set Status Conference for 9:30 5/29/02 (ces) (Entered: 02/28/2002)

Feb. 28, 2002

Feb. 28, 2002

7

ANSWER presenting affirmative defenses to Complaint by FORD OF GREENSBURG. (ksa) Modified on 04/28/2003 (Entered: 04/03/2002)

April 3, 2002

April 3, 2002

8

DISCLOSURE statement by FORD OF GREENSBURG (ksa) (Entered: 04/03/2002)

April 3, 2002

April 3, 2002

9

Joint NOTICE of Attorney Appearance for FORD OF GREENSBURG by Scott E. Becker and Thomas P. McGinnis. (ksa) (Entered: 04/03/2002)

April 3, 2002

April 3, 2002

10

Discovery Conference held 4/3/02 before Mag. Judge Robert C. Mitchell [ Reporter: none ] ; Depositions of each pltf limited to 7 hours w/out leave of court to extend unless pltf voluntarily agrees to extend. Deposition of defts not limited to 7 hours. Discovery in all related cases to be consolidated. Status Conference scheduled for 5/29/02 at 9:30 a.m. Parties to attempt to resolve issue of deposition of investigators. If cannot be resolved, both parties to file motions for protective order with briefs. (tt) Modified on 04/04/2002 (Entered: 04/04/2002)

April 3, 2002

April 3, 2002

11

Status Conference held 5/29/02 before Mag. Judge Robert C. Mitchell [ Reporter: none ] (ces) (Entered: 05/30/2002)

May 29, 2002

May 29, 2002

Document no. 11: reset Discovery deadline to 8/31/02 , set Status Conference for 9:30 8/30/02 (ces) (Entered: 05/30/2002)

May 29, 2002

May 29, 2002

Document no. 12: set Plaintiffs Pretrial Statements deadline for 10/4/02 , set Defendants Pretrial Statements deadline for 10/24/02 , set Pretrial Conference for 9:30 11/19/02 (ces) (Entered: 08/30/2002)

Aug. 30, 2002

Aug. 30, 2002

13

PRETRIAL STATEMENT by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPP (ces) (Entered: 10/08/2002)

Oct. 8, 2002

Oct. 8, 2002

14

PRETRIAL STATEMENT by FORD OF GREENSBURG (ces) (Entered: 11/13/2002)

Oct. 24, 2002

Oct. 24, 2002

15

PRETRIAL ORDER setting Exhibits for Plaintiffs due 12/31/02 Exhibits for Defendants due 12/31/02; further parties have 10 days to file objections, additions, or deletions to this order; estimated trial time is 8-10 days (pltfs 5 days; deft 3-5 days) ( signed by Mag. Judge Robert C. Mitchell on 11/19/02 ) CM all parties of record. (ces) (Entered: 11/20/2002)

Nov. 19, 2002

Nov. 19, 2002

16

Pre-Trial Conference held 11/19/02 before Mag. Judge Robert C. Mitchell [ Reporter: none] (Deft to file motion for partial summary judgment on Wilson's damages and statue of limitations) (ces) Modified on 11/20/2002 (Entered: 11/20/2002)

Nov. 19, 2002

Nov. 19, 2002

Document no. 16: set Pltf Response to Motion for Summary Judgment Deadline for 12/19/02 , Deft Reply to Response to Motion for summary jdugemnt by 12/31/02 , set Settlement Conference with carriers for 1:30 12/5/02 , set Settlement Conference with parties for 9:30 12/6/02 (ces) (Entered: 11/20/2002)

Nov. 19, 2002

Nov. 19, 2002

17

Settlement Conference held 12/6/02 before Mag. Judge Robert C. Mitchell [ Reporter: none ] (Case settled) (ces) (Entered: 12/09/2002)

Dec. 6, 2002

Dec. 6, 2002

18

ORDER, ct. having been advised by counsel for parties that case has been settled, that Clerk mark case closed. ( signed by Judge Gary L. Lancaster on 12//9/02 ) CM all parties of record. (ces) (Entered: 12/11/2002)

Dec. 10, 2002

Dec. 10, 2002

Case closed. Notices mailed. (ces) (Entered: 12/11/2002)

Dec. 11, 2002

Dec. 11, 2002

19

CONSENT DECREE by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPP, FORD OF GREENSBURG with proposed order. (ces) (Entered: 12/30/2002)

Dec. 30, 2002

Dec. 30, 2002

ORDER upon motion granting [19-1] decree consent as stated more fully in said consent decree ( signed by Judge Gary L. Lancaster on 1/11/03 ) CM all parties of record. (ces) (Entered: 01/15/2003)

Jan. 14, 2003

Jan. 14, 2003

Case Details

State / Territory: Pennsylvania

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Jan. 23, 2002

Closing Date: 2003

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

Ford of Greensburg, Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

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: 534000

Content of Injunction:

Provide antidiscrimination training

Retaliation Prohibition

Discrimination Prohibition

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

Black

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits