Case: EEOC v. I-20 ANIMAL MEDICAL CENTER

3:98-cv-02316 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

Filed Date: Sept. 30, 1998

Closed Date: Dec. 2, 1999

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Case Summary

EEOC's Dallas, Texas office brought suit against the defendant, I-20 Animal Medical Center PC in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas on 09/30/1998. The EEOC alleged on behalf of a class of complainants that I-20 subjected employees affiliated with a different religion to disparate terms and conditions. It was claimed that I-20 required employees to engage in certain religious activities in order to get promotion or keep other employment benefits. It was alleg…

EEOC's Dallas, Texas office brought suit against the defendant, I-20 Animal Medical Center PC in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas on 09/30/1998. The EEOC alleged on behalf of a class of complainants that I-20 subjected employees affiliated with a different religion to disparate terms and conditions. It was claimed that I-20 required employees to engage in certain religious activities in order to get promotion or keep other employment benefits. It was alleged that I-20 failed to reasonably accommodate the complainants' religious beliefs. It was further alleged that I-20 retaliated against employees who refused to participate in the religious activities, including relegating them to lesser tasks, termination and/or constructive discharge.

The complainants did not intervene in the suit. The parties settled four days before the scheduled jury trial date and a three-year consent decree resolved the suit.

The consent decree provided $150,000 in lump sum to the class of complainants without specifying the amount for each individual. I-20 would expunge the record of this litigation from the individuals' personnel files. Under the decree, I-20 was enjoined from discriminating and retaliating against employees based on religion. It was also required to provide Title VII training to all employees and post its EEO policy for an indefinite period of time.

Summary Authors

Justin Kanter (6/9/2007)

People


Judge(s)

Kendall, Joe (Texas)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bannon, Jeffrey C. (District of Columbia)

Canino, Robert Anthony (Texas)

Chesnin, Sidney B. (Texas)

Dubey, Devika S. (Texas)

Maiben, Evelyn R. (Texas)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Robinson, Spencer F. (Arkansas)

Silverberg, Maxel Bud (Texas)

Judge(s)

Kendall, Joe (Texas)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bannon, Jeffrey C. (District of Columbia)

Canino, Robert Anthony (Texas)

Chesnin, Sidney B. (Texas)

Dubey, Devika S. (Texas)

Maiben, Evelyn R. (Texas)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Robinson, Spencer F. (Arkansas)

Silverberg, Maxel Bud (Texas)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket

EEOC v. I-20 Animal Medical Center

July 5, 2006 Docket
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Consent Decree

EEOC v. I-20 Animal Medical Center

Dec. 2, 1999 Settlement Agreement

Docket

Last updated May 12, 2022, 8 p.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT filed; (7) (tsp) (Entered: 10/02/1998)

Sept. 30, 1998
1

DEMAND for jury trial by plaintiff Equal Employment Opp (tsp) (Entered: 10/02/1998)

Sept. 30, 1998
2

SUMMONS(ES) issued for defendant I-20 Animal Medical c/o registered agent Maurie Karger (iss 1) (tsp) (Entered: 10/02/1998)

Sept. 30, 1998
3

MOTION and Application by defendant I-20 Animal Medical for Spencer F Robinson to appear pro hac vice (4) (tsp) (Entered: 11/06/1998)

Nov. 6, 1998
4

ANSWER to Complaint by defendant I-20 Animal Medical (3) (tsp) (Entered: 11/06/1998)

Nov. 6, 1998
5

ORDER granting [3-1] motion for Spencer F Robinson to appear pro hac vice ( signed by J Kendall) Copies to counsel: 11/10/98 Page(s) 1 (tsp) (Entered: 11/10/1998)

Nov. 9, 1998
6

JOINT STATUS REPORT ORDER. Status report due on 12/17/98 ( signed by J Kendall) Copies to counsel: 11/17/98 Page(s): 6 (tsp) (Entered: 11/17/1998)

Nov. 17, 1998
7

STATUS REPORT by defendant I-20 Animal Medical (4) (tsp) (Entered: 12/21/1998)

Dec. 18, 1998
8

NOTICE of attorney appearance for plaintiff Equal Employment Opp by Devika S Dubey (2) (tsp) (Entered: 12/21/1998)

Dec. 18, 1998
9

STATUS REPORT by plaintiff Equal Employment Opp (6) (rrj) (Entered: 12/23/1998)

Dec. 22, 1998
10

ORDER referring case to ADR; Maxel B 'Bud' Silverberg ADR provider; Type of ADR: mediation; within 3 business days, all counsel are directed to contact the mediator to schedule the mediation which is to be conducted during October, 1999. Requested by: court ( Signed by JKendall) Copies to counsel: 1/4/99 Page(s): 3 (djd) (Entered: 01/04/1999)

Dec. 31, 1998
11

ORDER directing parties and their respective lead counsel to meet face to face to discuss settlement of this action at a mutually agreed time and place during the month of February 1999 (see order for specifics) ( signed by JKendall) Copies to counsel: 1/4/99 Page(s) 2 (djd) (Entered: 01/04/1999)

Dec. 31, 1998
12

SCHEDULING ORDER setting Jury trial set for 12/6/99 ; Pretrial conference for 9:30 12/3/99 ; Joining of Parties on 9/7/99 ; Amending of Pleadings on 9/7/99 ; Deadline for filing of dispositive motions 9/22/99 ; Discovery cutoff 10/22/99 ; Proposed pretrial order due 11/22/99 ; Pretrial materials due on 11/22/99 ( signed by JKendall) Copies to counsel: 1/4/99 Page(s): 3 (djd) (Entered: 01/04/1999)

Dec. 31, 1998
13

NOTICE by defendant I-20 Animal Medical to take deposition of Cynthia Bishop 2/16/99 at 9:30 (3) (tsp) (Entered: 02/02/1999)

Feb. 1, 1999
14

Joint settlement/STATUS conference REPORT by plaintiff Equal Employment Opp, defendant I-20 Animal Medical (2) (lag) (Entered: 03/01/1999)

Feb. 26, 1999
16

EXPERT Witness list by plaintiff Equal Employment Opp (3) (tsp) (Entered: 09/08/1999)

Sept. 7, 1999
17

Expert Witness list by defendant I-20 Animal Medical (2) (tsp) (Entered: 09/10/1999)

Sept. 10, 1999
18

Rebuttal Expert Witness list by defendant I-20 Animal Medical (2) (jas) (Entered: 09/30/1999)

Sept. 30, 1999
19

NOTICE of attorney appearance for plaintiff Equal Employment Opp by Sidney Chesnin (2) (jas) (Entered: 11/01/1999)

Oct. 29, 1999
20

JOINT MOTION to modify/amend [12-1] Scheduling order & for continuance by plaintiff Equal Employment Opp, defendant I-20 Animal Medical (5) (alh) (Entered: 11/04/1999)

Nov. 4, 1999
21

ORDER denying [20-1] joint motion to modify/amend [12-1] Scheduling order & for continuance ( signed by Joe Kendall) Copies to counsel: 11/05/99 Page(s) 1 (cxj) (Entered: 11/05/1999)

Nov. 4, 1999
22

Witness list by plaintiff Equal Employment Opp (10) (lag) (Entered: 11/08/1999)

Nov. 5, 1999
23

Exhibit list by plaintiff Equal Employment Opp (14) (lag) (Entered: 11/08/1999)

Nov. 5, 1999
24

Designation of Depositions by plaintiff Equal Employment Opp (14) (lag) (Entered: 11/08/1999)

Nov. 5, 1999
25

Witness list and designation of testimony by defendant I-20 Animal Medical (5) (nmc) (Entered: 11/08/1999)

Nov. 5, 1999
25

Exhibit list by defendant I-20 Animal Medical (5) (nmc) (Entered: 11/08/1999)

Nov. 5, 1999
26

MOTION with memorandum in support by plaintiff Equal Employment Opp to compel discovery (6) (jas) (Entered: 11/17/1999)

Nov. 16, 1999
27

APPENDIX by plaintiff Equal Employment Opp in support of [26-1] motion to compel discovery (5) (jas) (Entered: 11/17/1999)

Nov. 16, 1999
28

STATUS REPORT re: the parties' settlement conference by plaintiff Equal Employment Opp (3) (jas) (Entered: 11/22/1999)

Nov. 19, 1999
29

First Amended Exhibit list by plaintiff Equal Employment Opp (8) (jas) (Entered: 11/22/1999)

Nov. 19, 1999
30

**VACATER PER ORDER FILED 11/29/99** ORDER OF REFERENCE: [26-1] motion to compel discovery referred to Magistrate Judge Paul D. Stickney ( Signed by JK) Copies to counsel: 11/22/99 Page (s): 1 (jas) Modified on 11/30/1999 (Entered: 11/22/1999)

Nov. 22, 1999
31

Witness list by defendant I-20 Animal Medical (2) (jas) (Entered: 11/23/1999)

Nov. 22, 1999
32

Exhibit list by defendant I-20 Animal Medical (2) (jas) (Entered: 11/23/1999)

Nov. 22, 1999
33

Proposed issues and jury instructions by defendant I-20 Animal Medical (3) (jas) (Entered: 11/23/1999)

Nov. 22, 1999
34

Proposed issues and jury instructions by plaintiff Equal Employment Opp (15+) (jas) (Entered: 11/23/1999)

Nov. 22, 1999
35

Proposed voir dire questions by plaintiff Equal Employment Opp (8) (jas) (Entered: 11/23/1999)

Nov. 22, 1999
36

RESPONSE by defendant I-20 Animal Medical in opposition to [29-1] exhibits list (2) (jas) (Entered: 11/29/1999)

Nov. 29, 1999
37

MOTION by defendant I-20 Animal Medical in limine (3) (jas) (Entered: 11/29/1999)

Nov. 29, 1999
38

RESPONSE by defendant I-20 Animal Medical to [26-1] motion to compel discovery (5) (jas) (Entered: 11/29/1999)

Nov. 29, 1999
39

ORDER vacating [30-1] referral/referred order ( signed by JK) Copies to counsel: 11/30/99 Page(s) 1 (jas) (Entered: 11/30/1999)

Nov. 29, 1999
40

RESPONSE by plaintiff Equal Employment Opp in opposition to [32-1] exhibits list (4) (jas) (Entered: 11/30/1999)

Nov. 29, 1999
41

MOTION with memorandum in support by plaintiff Equal Employment Opp to strike [31-1] witness list (15+) (jas) (Entered: 11/30/1999)

Nov. 29, 1999
42

MOTION with memorandum in support by plaintiff Equal Employment Opp in limine (7) (jas) (Entered: 11/30/1999)

Nov. 29, 1999

Motion(s) no longer referred: [26-1] motion to compel discovery per Order filed 11/29/99. (jas) (Entered: 11/30/1999)

Nov. 30, 1999
43

CONSENT DECREE/ORDER...Please see order for specifics ( signed by JKendall) Copies to counsel: 12/03/99 Page(s) 8 (cxj) (Entered: 12/03/1999)

Dec. 2, 1999

Case closed (cxj) (Entered: 12/03/1999)

Dec. 2, 1999
44

RETURN OF SERVICE executed re: subpoena in a civil case re: Todd Steele. (1) (jrb) (Entered: 12/06/1999)

Dec. 3, 1999
45

RETURN OF SERVICE of a subpoena executed personally 12/1/99 as to Alicia Sneeringer (1) (jas) (Entered: 12/07/1999)

Dec. 6, 1999
46

RETURN OF SERVICE of a subpoena executed by US Marshals 12/3/99 as to Molly Klimek (1) (jas) (Entered: 12/07/1999)

Dec. 6, 1999
47

RETURN OF SERVICE of a subpoena executed by US Marshals 12/3/99 as to Teresa Dancer (1) (jas) (Entered: 12/07/1999)

Dec. 6, 1999
49

RETURN OF SERVICE of a subpoena executed by US Marshals 12/1/99 as to Misty Clark (1) (jas) (Entered: 12/07/1999)

Dec. 6, 1999

State / Territory: Texas

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 30, 1998

Closing Date: Dec. 2, 1999

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

I-20 Animal Medical Center PC, 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: 150000

Order Duration: 1999 - 2002

Content of Injunction:

Retaliation Prohibition

Discrimination Prohibition

Expungement of Employment Record

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Accommodation / Leave

Demotion

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Hiring

Promotion

Discrimination-basis:

Religion discrimination

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits