Case: EEOC v. INNOVATIVE MEDICAL RESEARCH, INC.

1:01-cv-01128 | U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Filed Date: April 16, 2001

Closed Date: May 24, 2004

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Case Summary

The EEOC's Baltimore district office sued Innovative Medical Research, Inc. on April 16, 2001 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. The EEOC's complaint alleged that the defendant violated Title VII when it discriminated based on national origin by failing to hire individuals with accents for interviewing positions. The parties entered into a consent decree on May 24, 2002, which stipulated that the defendant would pay the complainants $200,000 in damages, post a notice of compliance with Title VII, provide Title VII training to its managers, draft and distribute a non-discrimination policy, maintain application records and records of various accents, and report complaints of discrimination to the EEOC.

Summary Authors

Aaron Weismann (7/11/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:01-cv-01128

Docket [PACER]

Equal Employment v. Innovative Medical, et al

May 24, 2002

May 24, 2002

Docket

1:01-cv-01128

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Innovative Medical Research, Inc., and AdvancePCS Research, LLC

March 22, 2002

March 22, 2002

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

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

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT filed; (jnl, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/18/2001)

April 16, 2001

April 16, 2001

1

DEMAND for jury trial by Equal Employment (jnl, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/18/2001)

April 16, 2001

April 16, 2001

2

SUMMONS(ES) (20 days) issued for Innovative Medical (jnl, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/18/2001)

April 18, 2001

April 18, 2001

4

Waiver of Service Returned Unexecuted as to Innovative Medical (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/01/2001)

May 1, 2001

May 1, 2001

5

AMENDED COMPLAINT by Equal Employment , (Answer due 7/12/01 for Innovative Medical ) amending [1-1] complaint against Advance PCS (c/s) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 07/02/2001)

July 2, 2001

July 2, 2001

5

DEMAND for jury trial by Equal Employment (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 07/02/2001)

July 2, 2001

July 2, 2001

6

ANSWER by Innovative Medical, Advance PCS (Attorney Harry Lee, Martin D. Schneiderman) to amended complaint (c/s) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 07/13/2001)

July 12, 2001

July 12, 2001

7

Local Rule 103.3 Disclosure by Innovative Medical, Advance PCS (c/s) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 07/13/2001)

July 12, 2001

July 12, 2001

8

WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed as to Innovative Medical 5/29/01; Answer due on 7/30/01 for Innovative Medical. (das, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 07/23/2001)

July 23, 2001

July 23, 2001

9

SCHEDULING ORDER ( signed by Judge Catherine C. Blake 7/23/01) (c/i 7/23/01) (das, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 07/23/2001)

July 23, 2001

July 23, 2001

10

JOINT STATUS REPORT on Deposition Hours and Initial Report on Whether to Proceed Before a U.S. Magistrate Judge by Equal Employment, Innovative Medical, Advance PCS (c/s) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/03/2001)

Aug. 3, 2001

Aug. 3, 2001

11

JOINT STATUS REPORT on Deposition Hours and Initial Report on Whether to Proceed Before U.S. Magistrate Judge by Equal Employment, Innovative Medical, Advance PCS (c/s) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/06/2001)

Aug. 6, 2001

Aug. 6, 2001

12

JOINT MOTION by Equal Employment, Innovative Medical, Advance PCS for Early Settlement/ADR Conference , and to Stay Discovery (c/s) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/06/2001)

Aug. 6, 2001

Aug. 6, 2001

13

ORDER GRANTING 12-1] joint motion for Early Settlement/ADR Conference, granting [12-2] joint motion to Stay Discovery. Court to set new schedule after ADR Conference. ( signed by Judge Catherine C. Blake 8/7/01) (c/m 8/7/01 vl) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/08/2001)

Aug. 7, 2001

Aug. 7, 2001

14

ORDER REFERRING CASE to Magistrate Judge Susan K. Gauvey for settlement or other ADR conference ( signed by Judge Catherine C. Blake 8/7/01) (c/m 8/13/01 sjd ) (jnl, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/13/2001)

Aug. 13, 2001

Aug. 13, 2001

15

ORDER SCHEDULING date for Settlement Conference. ( signed by Magistrate Judge Susan K. Gauvey 8/20/01) (c/m 8/20/01 dc) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/20/2001)

Aug. 20, 2001

Aug. 20, 2001

16

NOTICE of attorney appearance for Equal Employment by Mildred Ann Rivera (c/s-Mag. Gauvey and Judge Blake) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/23/2001)

Aug. 23, 2001

Aug. 23, 2001

17

ORDER granting [17-1] motion for Leslie R Hoffman to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Fee paid. (signed by Judge Catherine C. Blake 9/5/01) (c/i 9/6/01 ms) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/06/2001)

Sept. 5, 2001

Sept. 5, 2001

18

LETTER/MOTION by Innovative Medical, Advance PCS to Extend Time to File its Mediation Position Paper (c/s) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/13/2001)

Sept. 13, 2001

Sept. 13, 2001

18

ORDER granting [18-1] Letter/Motion to Extend Time to File its Mediation Position Paper (signed by Magistrate Judge Susan K. Gauvey 9/12/01) (c/i 9/13/01 ms) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/13/2001)

Sept. 13, 2001

Sept. 13, 2001

19

ORDER SCHEDULING date for Second Settlement Conference and DIRECTING Parties to exchange their proposed procedure for a simplified determination of liability and damages as to specific applicants. ( signed by Magistrate Judge Susan K. Gauvey 10/1/01) (c/m 10/1/01 mkj) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/02/2001)

Oct. 1, 2001

Oct. 1, 2001

20

SCHEDULING ORDER for additional Settlement Work. (signed by Magistrate Judge Susan K. Gauvey 10/31/01) (c/m 10/31/01 mkj) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/31/2001)

Oct. 31, 2001

Oct. 31, 2001

21

CONSENT DECREE AGREEING that IMR shall pay the total amount of $200,000 to be distributed in the manner and amounts as set forth, and "APPROVAL" ( signed by Judge Catherine C. Blake 5/24/02) (c/i & Microfilmed 5/24/02 ms) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/24/2002)

May 24, 2002

May 24, 2002

Case closed (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/24/2002)

May 24, 2002

May 24, 2002

Case Details

State / Territory: Maryland

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Key Dates

Filing Date: April 16, 2001

Closing Date: May 24, 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

Inovative Medical Research, 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

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

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: 200000

Order Duration: 2002 - 2003

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Retaliation Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Recordkeeping

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Hiring

Discrimination-basis:

National origin discrimination

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits