Case: EEOC v. SWP INC (d/b/a SUPERIOR WOOD PRODUCTS)

3:98-cv-00562 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana

Filed Date: Nov. 2, 1998

Closed Date: March 3, 2000

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Case Summary

In November 1998, the Indianapolis Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against SWP, Inc., doing business as Superior Wood Products, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana alleging discrimination on the basis of sex in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. We do not have a copy of the complaint; therefore, the exact allegations involved are unknown. The case was tried by a jury in February-March of 2000 with the jury returning a verdict in favor of …

In November 1998, the Indianapolis Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against SWP, Inc., doing business as Superior Wood Products, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana alleging discrimination on the basis of sex in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. We do not have a copy of the complaint; therefore, the exact allegations involved are unknown. The case was tried by a jury in February-March of 2000 with the jury returning a verdict in favor of the plaintiffs. The court entered judgment for the plaintiffs in March 2000, requiring the defendant to pay $75,000 in compensatory damages and $115,000 in punitive damages, where the punitive damage award was reduced by $25,000 to conform with 42 U.S.C. ß1981a(b)(3). RBK Development, Inc. was joined to the case following its purchase of SWP, Inc's assets in a "friendly foreclosure proceeding" found by a magistrate judge to have been an attempt to evade the jury's sexual harassment judgment against SWP, Inc.

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David Friedman (10/18/2007)

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Document

3:98-cv-00562

Docket (PACER)

EEOC v. SWP Inc

July 23, 2001

July 23, 2001

Docket
82

3:98-cv-00562

[Order Regarding Awarding of Damages]

EEOC v. SWP, Inc.

2000 WL 489609

March 17, 2000

March 17, 2000

Order/Opinion
114

3:98-cv-00562

Order [Regarding Defendant RBK]

EEOC v. SWP Inc

153 F.Supp.2d 911

July 2, 2001

July 2, 2001

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

Last updated June 5, 2022, 3:13 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT ( Number of Summon(es) issued: 1 ) Jury demand by: plaintiff (mjk) (Entered: 11/04/1998)

Nov. 2, 1998

Nov. 2, 1998

2

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant SWP, Inc. by Robert T Sanders III, David G Thomas (mjk) (Entered: 11/23/1998)

Nov. 20, 1998

Nov. 20, 1998

3

RETURN OF SERVICE executed upon defendant SWP, Inc. on 11/16/98 (mjk) (Entered: 11/24/1998)

Nov. 23, 1998

Nov. 23, 1998

4

ANSWER by defendant SWP, Inc. to complaint [1-1] (mjk) (Entered: 12/07/1998)

Dec. 4, 1998

Dec. 4, 1998

5

ORDER ON SCHEDULING CONFERENCE by Judge Robert L. Miller Jr.: discovery plan ddl 2/22/99 (cc: all counsel) (mjk) (Entered: 01/25/1999)

Jan. 22, 1999

Jan. 22, 1999

6

ORDER by Judge Robert L. Miller Jr. Case referred to Mag Judge Robin D. Pierce to enter a scheduling order and for disposition of discovery matters (cc: all counsel, with magistrate consent forms) (mjk) (Entered: 01/25/1999)

Jan. 22, 1999

Jan. 22, 1999

7

ORDER by Mag Judge Robin D. Pierce: Rule 16(b) conference 10:00 am (South Bend time), 3/9/99 before Mag Judge Robin D. Pierce (cc: all counsel) (mjk) (Entered: 01/27/1999)

Jan. 26, 1999

Jan. 26, 1999

8

PROPOSED Discovery plan under FRCP 26 by parties. (mjk) (Entered: 02/05/1999)

Feb. 5, 1999

Feb. 5, 1999

9

SCHEDULING ORDER & MEMO of status conference held 3/9/99 by Mag Judge Robin D. Pierce: Discovery ddl set for 9/10/99; plaintiff's experts' reports ddl 5/14/99; defendant's experts' reports ddl 7/14/99; plaintiff to file any motion for leave to amend pleadings or for joinder of parties by 4/19/99; defendants' ddl to file motion for leave to mend pleadings or for joinder of parties 5/14/99; dispositive motion ddl set for 11/5/99i, fully briefed; parties to file & serve witness, exhibit & deposition excerpt lists by 10/31/99; settlement conference 1:30 pm (South Bend time), 5/21/99 before Mag Judge Robin D. Pierce (cc: all counsel) (mjk) (Entered: 03/09/1999)

March 9, 1999

March 9, 1999

10

ORDER by Mag Judge Robin D. Pierce: settlement conference 1:30 pm (South Bend time, 5/21/99 before Mag Judge Robin D. Pierce (cc: all counsel) (mjk) (Entered: 03/09/1999)

March 9, 1999

March 9, 1999

11

NOTICE by Judge Robert L. Miller Jr.: scheduling conference set to select a trial date, 1:00 pm, 7/13/99 before Judge Robert L. Miller Jr. (cc: all counsel) (mjk) (Entered: 03/12/1999)

March 12, 1999

March 12, 1999

13

ORDER by Judge Robert L. Miller Jr. granting motion for leave to extend deadline to file plaintiff's experts' reports by 8/13/99 [12-1] (cc: all counsel) (mjk) (Entered: 06/11/1999)

June 11, 1999

June 11, 1999

14

OBJECTIONS by defendant SWP, Inc. to plaintiff's motion for leave to extend deadline to file plaintiff's experts' report [12-1] (mjk) (Entered: 06/14/1999)

June 11, 1999

June 11, 1999

15

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for plaintiff EEOC by Jo A Farnsworth (mjk) (Entered: 06/21/1999)

June 21, 1999

June 21, 1999

16

AMENDMENT by plaintiff EEOC to attorney appearance of Jo Ann Farnsworth [15-1] (mjk) (Entered: 07/06/1999)

July 2, 1999

July 2, 1999

17

ORDER CONCERNING PTC ENTERED by Judge Robert L. Miller Jr. (cc: all counsel) (arl) (Entered: 07/13/1999)

July 13, 1999

July 13, 1999

18

MEMO of S/C before Judge Robert L. Miller Jr.: scheduling conference held 7/13/99; Pre-trial order ddl set for 2/1/00 to be filed by counsel for plaintiff; Final Pretrial conference set for 1:00 2/8/00 before Judge Robert L. Miller Jr.; Jury trial (5days) set for 9:30 2/28/00 before Judge Robert L. Miller Jr. Low, crt rptr. (cc: all counsel) (arl) (Entered: 07/14/1999)

July 13, 1999

July 13, 1999

19

STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER by Judge Robert L. Miller Jr.: confidential documents to be submitted in sealed envelope (cc: all counsel) (mjk) (Entered: 08/10/1999)

Aug. 6, 1999

Aug. 6, 1999

20

SECOND MOTION by plaintiff EEOC for leave to extend deadline to file plaintiff's experts' report (mjk) (Entered: 08/11/1999)

Aug. 10, 1999

Aug. 10, 1999

21

ORDER by Judge Robert L. Miller Jr. granting motion for leave to extend deadline to file plaintiff's experts' report to and including 9/27/99 [20-1] (cc: all counsel) (slm) (Entered: 09/09/1999)

Sept. 9, 1999

Sept. 9, 1999

22

NOTICE by plaintiff EEOC of experts' report to defendant served on 9/27/99 (slm) (Entered: 09/30/1999)

Sept. 29, 1999

Sept. 29, 1999

23

LIST OF WITNESSES, EXHIBITS & DEPOSITION EXCERPTS submitted by defendant SWP, Inc. (mjk) (Entered: 10/29/1999)

Oct. 29, 1999

Oct. 29, 1999

24

LIST of deposition excerpts submitted by plaintiff (mjk) (Entered: 10/29/1999)

Oct. 29, 1999

Oct. 29, 1999

25

FINAL WITNESS list submitted by plaintiff EEOC (smp) Modified on 11/02/1999 (Entered: 11/02/1999)

Nov. 1, 1999

Nov. 1, 1999

26

FINAL EXHIBIT list by plaintiff EEOC (smp) (Entered: 11/02/1999)

Nov. 1, 1999

Nov. 1, 1999

27

OBJECTIONS by plaintiff EEOC to defendant's exhibits [23-1] (mjk) (Entered: 11/16/1999)

Nov. 15, 1999

Nov. 15, 1999

28

ORDER by Judge Robert L. Miller Jr. VACATING [6-1] Case referred to Judge Christopher A. Nuechterlein (cc: all counsel) (slm) (Entered: 01/20/2000)

Jan. 20, 2000

Jan. 20, 2000

29

OBJECTIONS by defendant SWP, Inc. to plaintiff's expert testimony (mjk) (Entered: 01/26/2000)

Jan. 25, 2000

Jan. 25, 2000

31

PROPOSED VOIR DIRE QUESTIONS submitted by defendant SWP, Inc. (mjk) (Entered: 01/26/2000)

Jan. 25, 2000

Jan. 25, 2000

32

PROPOSED VOIR DIRE QUESTIONS submitted by plaintiff EEOC (mjk) (Entered: 01/26/2000)

Jan. 25, 2000

Jan. 25, 2000

33

PROPOSED JURY INSTRUCTIONS submitted by plaintiff EEOC (mjk) (Entered: 01/26/2000)

Jan. 25, 2000

Jan. 25, 2000

34

MOTION by plaintiff EEOC in limine (SEALED IN VAULT) (mjk) (Entered: 02/01/2000)

Feb. 1, 2000

Feb. 1, 2000

35

MEMORANDUM OF LAW by plaintiff EEOC in support of motion in limine [34-1] (SEALED IN VAULT) (mjk) (Entered: 02/01/2000)

Feb. 1, 2000

Feb. 1, 2000

36

OBJECTIONS by plaintiff EEOC to defendant's proposed voir dire questions [31-1] (mjk) (Entered: 02/01/2000)

Feb. 1, 2000

Feb. 1, 2000

PROPOSED Pre-trial Order Received from plaintiff EEOC (mjk) (Entered: 02/02/2000)

Feb. 1, 2000

Feb. 1, 2000

37

OBJECTIONS by defendant SWP, Inc. to plaintiff's tendered instructions [33-1] (mjk) (Entered: 02/02/2000)

Feb. 1, 2000

Feb. 1, 2000

38

OBJECTIONS by defendant SWP, Inc. to plaintiff's proposed exhibits [26-1] (mjk) (Entered: 02/02/2000)

Feb. 1, 2000

Feb. 1, 2000

39

OBJECTIONS by defendant SWP, Inc. to voir dire questions [32-1] (mjk) (Entered: 02/02/2000)

Feb. 1, 2000

Feb. 1, 2000

40

MOTION by defendant SWP, Inc. in limine (mjk) (Entered: 02/02/2000)

Feb. 1, 2000

Feb. 1, 2000

41

TRIAL brief submitted by defendant SWP, Inc. (mjk) (Entered: 02/02/2000)

Feb. 1, 2000

Feb. 1, 2000

42

NOTICE by plaintiff EEOC of submission to the court of deposition testimony of Andrew Swihart (attached) (mjk) (Entered: 02/03/2000)

Feb. 2, 2000

Feb. 2, 2000

43

MOTION by plaintiff EEOC in limine (mjk) (Entered: 02/03/2000)

Feb. 2, 2000

Feb. 2, 2000

44

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff EEOC in support of motion in limine [43-1] (mjk) (Entered: 02/03/2000)

Feb. 2, 2000

Feb. 2, 2000

45

MOTION by plaintiff EEOC to compel defendant's responses and supplementation to plaintiff's 1st and 2nd request for production (mjk) (Entered: 02/03/2000)

Feb. 2, 2000

Feb. 2, 2000

46

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff EEOC in support of motion to compel defendant's responses and supplementation to plaintiff's and 2nd request for production [45-1] (mjk) (Entered: 02/03/2000)

Feb. 2, 2000

Feb. 2, 2000

47

RESPONSE by plaintiff EEOC to defendant's objections to plaintiff's expert testimony [29-1] (mjk) (Entered: 02/03/2000)

Feb. 2, 2000

Feb. 2, 2000

48

OBJECTIONS by plaintiff EEOC to defendant's exhibits to be used at trial [26-1] (mjk) (Entered: 02/03/2000)

Feb. 2, 2000

Feb. 2, 2000

50

AFFIDAVIT of Michelle E Smith to motion in limine [43-1], to motion to compel defendant's responses and supplementation to plaintiff's 1st and 2nd request for production [45-1] (mjk) (Entered: 02/03/2000)

Feb. 2, 2000

Feb. 2, 2000

51

MOTION by plaintiff EEOC to deem admitted the performance of conditions precedent (mjk) (Entered: 02/04/2000)

Feb. 3, 2000

Feb. 3, 2000

52

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff EEOC in support of motion to deem admitted the performance of conditions precedent [51-1] (mjk) (Entered: 02/04/2000)

Feb. 3, 2000

Feb. 3, 2000

53

APPENDIX filed by plaintiff EEOC to memo in support of motion to deem admitted the performance of conditions precedent [52-1] (mjk) (Entered: 02/04/2000)

Feb. 3, 2000

Feb. 3, 2000

54

RESPONSE by plaintiff EEOC to motion in limine [40-1] (mjk) (Entered: 02/07/2000)

Feb. 7, 2000

Feb. 7, 2000

55

AFFIDAVIT of Michelle E Smith to motion response [54-1] (mjk) (Entered: 02/07/2000)

Feb. 7, 2000

Feb. 7, 2000

56

INDEX describing exhibits in support of plaintiff's motion in limine [54-1] (mjk) (Entered: 02/07/2000)

Feb. 7, 2000

Feb. 7, 2000

57

NOTICE by Judge Robert L. Miller Jr.: Final Pretrial conference reset from 2/8/00 to 2/15/00 at 1:00 pm (South Bend time) before Judge Robert L. Miller Jr. (cc: all counsel) (mjk) (Entered: 02/08/2000)

Feb. 7, 2000

Feb. 7, 2000

58

RESPONSE by defendant SWP, Inc. to motion in limine [34-1], to motion to deem admitted the performance of conditions precedent [51-1] (SEALED IN VAULT) (mjk) (Entered: 02/11/2000)

Feb. 11, 2000

Feb. 11, 2000

59

PRE-TRIAL ORDER approved by Judge Robert L. Miller Jr. (cc: all counsel) (mjk) (Entered: 02/16/2000)

Feb. 15, 2000

Feb. 15, 2000

60

ORDER by Judge Robert L. Miller Jr. referring matter to Mag J Christopher A Nuechterlein for the purpose of a settlement conference (cc: all counsel) (mjk) (Entered: 02/17/2000)

Feb. 16, 2000

Feb. 16, 2000

61

MEMO of FPTC before Judge Robert L. Miller Jr.: (1) on the EEOC's MOTION IN LIMINE [43] (a) DENIED the motion as to any and all financial records of defendant, (b) GRANTED the motion s to prior charges of discrimination filed by Martha Baldridge and Sharon Swingly but DENIED this part of the motion as to prior charges filed by any other class member, (c) GRANTED the motion sa to wage garnishment of Cheryl Minnick but DENIED this part of the motion as to any other class member, and (d) GRANTED (on the most interlocutory of bases) the motion as to defendant's exhibits R,S,T,U,V based on representations of SWP that as of this conference, SWP die not intend to use the exhibits at trial; (2) On the EEOC's Motion In Limine to be filed under seal [34]: (a) SEALED the Motion In Limine [34] and SWP's Response and Motion [58], (b) DENIED the motion insofar a it might be understood to address vulgar language, (c) DENIED the motion insofar as it might be understood to address provocative postcards and (d) GRANTED the motion (agin, on an interlocutory basis) as to information regarding the sexual relationship bewteen a male employee and a member of the class based on representations of the parties that did not intend to inquire about the relationship; (3) on SWP's Motion In Limine [40] the court (a) DENIED the motion with respect to findings, judgments, conclusions or final orders made unemployment benefits, (b) DENIED the motion with respect to opinion evidence offered by the EEOC expert Vincent A. Thomas, (c) DENIED the motion with respect to compromise settlement offers, (d) DENIED the motion with respect to monetary claims of class member, and (e) GRANTED the motion with respect to EEOC determination; (4) OVERRULLED SWP's objections to plaintiff's expert testimony [29]; (5) GRANTED the EEOC's motion to compel [45] and ordered SWP to produce its 1999 year-end financial information to counsel for the EEOC as soon as possible; (6) DENIED AS MOOT the EEOC's Motion to Deem Admitted Performance of Conditions Precedent [51]; The parties agreed that Ms. Minnick and Ms. Lester complied with all necessary conditions precedent; Final Pretrial conference held 2/15/00 Low, crt rptr. (cc: all counsel ) (arl) (Entered: 02/17/2000)

Feb. 16, 2000

Feb. 16, 2000

62

ORDER by Mag J Christopher A. Nuechterlein for settlement conference 2/25/00 at 1:30 pm (South Bend time) before Mag J Christopher A. Nuechterlein (cc: all counsel) (mjk) (Entered: 02/22/2000)

Feb. 22, 2000

Feb. 22, 2000

SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE HELD: before Christopher A. Nuechterlein (Tape #00013N) (slm) (Entered: 02/25/2000)

Feb. 25, 2000

Feb. 25, 2000

63

STIPULATION of parties to number of employees at defendant's facility (mjk) (Entered: 02/28/2000)

Feb. 28, 2000

Feb. 28, 2000

64

PROPOSED VOIR DIRE submitted by the court (arl) (Entered: 02/29/2000)

Feb. 28, 2000

Feb. 28, 2000

65

PRELIMINARY INSTRUCTIONS submitted by the court (arl) (Entered: 02/29/2000)

Feb. 28, 2000

Feb. 28, 2000

66

Writ of Habeas Corpus Ad Testificandum as to witness Bobbie Carbajal by Judge Robert L. Miller Jr. (cc: USM/SB ) (arl) (Entered: 02/29/2000)

Feb. 28, 2000

Feb. 28, 2000

67

JURY TRIAL 1s day held 2/28/00 before Judge Robert L. Miller Jr.: Parties present; Prospective jurors present and sworn on voir dire; Jury panel selected and sworn to try cause; Plaintiff orally moves for separation of witnesses - GRANTED; Opening statements presented; Plaintiff presents evidence; Donna Noe, Cheryl Minnick and Bobbie Carbajal - witnesses; Plaintiff does not rest; Jury trial continued to 9:30 2/29/00 before Judge Robert L. Miller Jr. Low, crt rptr. (arl) (Entered: 02/29/2000)

Feb. 28, 2000

Feb. 28, 2000

68

MOTION by defendant SWP, Inc. for judgment as a matter of law (mjk) (Entered: 03/01/2000)

Feb. 29, 2000

Feb. 29, 2000

69

JURY TRIAL 2nd day held 2/29/00 before Judge Robert L. Miller Jr.: Parties and jury panel present; Plaintiff continues with evidence; Bobbie Carbajal, Nicole Arnott, John Bonebrake, Lori Lester, Roger Korenstra, Sharon Swingley and Glenna Marshall - witnesses; Plaintiff rest; Defendant moves for judgment as a matter of law at conclusion of plaintiff's case in chief; Court DENIES defendant's motion for judgment as a matter of law [68-1] ; Defendant presents evidence; Bruce Korenstra - witness; Defendant does not rest; Jury trial continued to 9:30 3/1/00 before Judge Robert L. Miller Jr. Low, crt rptr. (arl) (Entered: 03/01/2000)

Feb. 29, 2000

Feb. 29, 2000

70

COURT'S PROPOSED FINAL JURY INSTRUCTIONS (arl) (Entered: 03/02/2000)

March 1, 2000

March 1, 2000

71

JURY TRIAL 3rd day held 3/1/00 before Judge Robert L. Miller Jr.: Parties and jury panel present; Defendant continues with evidence; Bruce Korenstra, Wayne Gronendyke, Brian Meck, Gale Schaffer, Stephanie Elliot, Janet Best and Jack Hurt - witnesses; Defendant Rest; Plaintiff presents rebuttal evidence; Vincent Alexander Thomas - witness; Plaintiff rest; Both sides rest; Jury trial continued to with counsel only to 8:45 3/2/00 before Judge Robert L. Miller Jr. Low, crt rptr. (arl) (Entered: 03/02/2000)

March 1, 2000

March 1, 2000

72

MOTION by plaintiff EEOC for injunction (mjk) (Entered: 03/02/2000)

March 2, 2000

March 2, 2000

73

FINAL JURY INSTRUCTIONS submitted by the court (arl) (Entered: 03/03/2000)

March 2, 2000

March 2, 2000

74

ORDER by Judge Robert L. Miller Jr.: denying plaintiff's motion for temporary injunction [72-1] (cc: all counsel) (arl) (Entered: 03/03/2000)

March 2, 2000

March 2, 2000

75

JURY TRIAL 4th day held 3/2/00 before Judge Robert L. Miller Jr.: Parties present; Arguments heard on the court's proposed final jury instructions; Jury panel present; Final arguments heard; Final jury instructions read in open court; Jury panel excused from open court and directed to start with deliberations; Jury panel informs the court that it has reached a verdict; Parties and jury panel present; Verdict read in open court; Jury panel polled and DISCHARGED; Court directs clerk to enter judgment on the verdict; Post trial motions due 10 days from today's date; Arguments heard on plaintiff's motion for temporary injunction; Low, crt rptr. (arl) (Entered: 03/03/2000)

March 2, 2000

March 2, 2000

76

VERDICT for plaintiff EEOC against defendant SWP, Inc. in the amount of $ 190,000.00 (arl) (Entered: 03/03/2000)

March 2, 2000

March 2, 2000

EXHIBIT list by plaintiff EEOC and defendant SWP, Inc. (exhibits located in exhibit room) (arl) (Entered: 03/03/2000)

March 2, 2000

March 2, 2000

77

CLERK'S ENTRY OF JUDGMENT for plaintiff EEOC against defendant SWP, Inc. in the amount of $ 190,000 Equivalent Coupon Issue Rate: 6.197% (cc: all counsel and order book) (arl) (Entered: 03/03/2000)

March 3, 2000

March 3, 2000

78

MOTION by defendant SWP, Inc. to conform award with 42 USC 1918a (mjk) (Entered: 03/09/2000)

March 8, 2000

March 8, 2000

79

BILL OF COSTS submitted by plaintiff EEOC re [77-2] (mjk) (Entered: 03/16/2000)

March 16, 2000

March 16, 2000

80

AFFIDAVIT of Jo Ann Farnsworth in support of bill of costs [79-1] (mjk) (Entered: 03/16/2000)

March 16, 2000

March 16, 2000

81

NOTICE that costs will be taxed for plaintiff in the amount of $23,357.30 on 3/27/00 (mjk) (Entered: 03/16/2000)

March 16, 2000

March 16, 2000

82

MEMORANDUM AND ORDER: by Judge Robert L. Miller Jr. granting motion to conform award with 42 USC 1918a [78-1]. Clerk to enter judgment for plaintiff on behalf of Cheryl Minnick & against defendant in aggregate sum of $50,000 consisting of compensatory damages of $25,000 & punitive damages of $25,000, and for plaintiff & against defendant in aggregate sum of $165,000; Number of pages: 2 (cc: all counsel) (mjk) (Entered: 03/20/2000)

March 17, 2000

March 17, 2000

83

CLERK'S ENTRY OF JUDGMENT regarding [82-1]; Equivalent Coupon Issue Rate: 6.197% (cc: all counsel) (mjk) (Entered: 03/20/2000)

March 20, 2000

March 20, 2000

84

MOTION by defendant SWP, Inc. for review of Bill of Costs (mjk) (Entered: 03/23/2000)

March 22, 2000

March 22, 2000

85

PRAECIPE: by plaintiff EEOC for writ of execution re 3/3/00 judgment [77-1], [77-2], amended on 3/17/00 [82-1] in the amount of $165,000, interest accrued and the executuion costs and expenses (mjk) Modified on 06/23/2000 (Entered: 04/20/2000)

April 19, 2000

April 19, 2000

86

ORDER by Judge Robert L. Miller Jr. Case referred to Christopher A. Nuechterlein for the disposition of post-trial matters. Number of pages: 2 (cc: all counsel) (mjk) (Entered: 04/21/2000)

April 20, 2000

April 20, 2000

87

MEMORANDUM AND ORDER: by Judge Robert L. Miller Jr granting motion for review of Bill of Costs [84-1]; court awards $4,995.35 to EEOC as recoverable costs as follows: court reporter fees $3,455.70, witnesses fees $1,303.05, and fees for exemplification and copies of papers $236.60 Number of pages: 6 (cc: all counsel) (smp) Modified on 05/31/2000 (Entered: 05/31/2000)

May 24, 2000

May 24, 2000

89

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for plaintiff EEOC by Jamie Darin Prenkert (smp) (Entered: 08/18/2000)

Aug. 17, 2000

Aug. 17, 2000

90

MOTION by plaintiff EEOC for proceedings supplemental to execution as to defendant SWP Inc (smp) (Entered: 08/18/2000)

Aug. 17, 2000

Aug. 17, 2000

RECEIPT of first set of interrogatories to defendant pursuant to proceedings supplemental (smp) (Entered: 08/18/2000)

Aug. 17, 2000

Aug. 17, 2000

91

ORDER by Judge Robert L. Miller Jr Case referred to Mag J Christopher A. Nuechterlein for all post-judgment proceedings incl but not limited to proc supp and garnishment Number of pages: 1 (cc: all counsel) (smp) (Entered: 08/21/2000)

Aug. 18, 2000

Aug. 18, 2000

92

ORDER by Mag J Christopher A. Nuechterlein granting motion for proceedings supplemental to execution as to defendant SWP Inc [90-1]; defendant to answer in writing and under oath attached interrogatories on/before 9/25/00 ; In-court hearing set for 10:00 12/4/00 Christopher A. Nuechterlein Number of pages: 3 (cc: all counsel) (smp) (Entered: 08/28/2000)

Aug. 25, 2000

Aug. 25, 2000

93

First set of interrogatories to defendant pursuant to proceedings supplemental Filed by plaintiff EEOC (smp) (Entered: 08/28/2000)

Aug. 25, 2000

Aug. 25, 2000

94

ORDER by Christopher A. Nuechterlein ;In-court hearing continued from 12/4/00 and reset for 10:00 12/12/00 before Christopher A. Nuechterlein (cc: all counsel) (slm) (Entered: 10/31/2000)

Oct. 31, 2000

Oct. 31, 2000

TRANSCRIPT of testimony of Bruce Korenstra before Judge Robert L Miller Jr filed no. of volumes: 1 for dates: 2/29/00 and 3/1/00 Court Reporter: Laura A Low (smp) (Entered: 12/02/2000)

Dec. 1, 2000

Dec. 1, 2000

96

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff EEOC in support of motion to join defendant RBK Development Inc d/b/a Superior Wood Products as a successor to defendant SWP, Inc d/b/a Superior Wood Products [95-1] (mjk) (Entered: 12/05/2000)

Dec. 4, 2000

Dec. 4, 2000

97

APPENDIX filed by plaintiff EEOC in support of plaintiff's motion to join defendant [95-1] (mjk) (Entered: 12/05/2000)

Dec. 4, 2000

Dec. 4, 2000

98

ORDER by Mag J Christopher A. Nuechterlein: Court continues hearing set for 12/12/00, to be reset upon ruling on motion to join additional defendant [95-1]. Number of 1 (cc: all counsel) (mjk) (Entered: 12/15/2000)

Dec. 14, 2000

Dec. 14, 2000

99

ORDER by Mag J Christopher A. Nuechterlein regarding [95-1] ;In-court hearing on plaintiff's motion to join RBK Development as party defendant set for 3:30 1/5/01 before Mag J Christopher A. Nuechterlein Number of pages: 2 (cc: all counsel) (smp) (Entered: 12/19/2000)

Dec. 15, 2000

Dec. 15, 2000

100

MINUTES: before Christopher A. Nuechterlein; Evidentiary hearing held on pltf's motion to Join party; parties presents evidence; David Bickel, Michael E Armey, witnesses; JoAnn Farnsworth for plaintiff; David G. Thomas for Defendant SWP, Inc., Edward Chester for RBK Development Inc (slm) Modified on 01/08/2001 (Entered: 01/08/2001)

Jan. 5, 2001

Jan. 5, 2001

Case Details

State / Territory: Indiana

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Nov. 2, 1998

Closing Date: March 3, 2000

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

RBK Development Inc, Private Entity/Person

RBK Develpment Inc. (Chestr Law Office), Private Entity/Person

SWP Inc., Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Monetary Relief

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Damages

Source of Relief:

Litigation

Amount Defendant Pays: 169995.35

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits