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

3:98-cv-02136

Docket

EEOC v. I-20 Animal Medical Center

July 5, 2006

July 5, 2006

Docket
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3:98-cv-02316

Consent Decree

EEOC v. I-20 Animal Medical Center

Dec. 2, 1999

Dec. 2, 1999

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated Sept. 6, 2022, 3 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

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

Sept. 30, 1998

Sept. 30, 1998

1

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

Sept. 30, 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

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

Nov. 6, 1998

4

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

Nov. 6, 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

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

Nov. 17, 1998

7

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

Dec. 18, 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

Dec. 18, 1998

9

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

Dec. 22, 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

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

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

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

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

Feb. 26, 1999

16

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

Sept. 7, 1999

Sept. 7, 1999

17

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

Sept. 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

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

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

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

Nov. 4, 1999

22

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

Nov. 5, 1999

Nov. 5, 1999

23

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

Nov. 5, 1999

Nov. 5, 1999

24

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

Nov. 5, 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

Nov. 5, 1999

25

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

Nov. 5, 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

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

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

Nov. 19, 1999

29

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

Nov. 19, 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

Nov. 22, 1999

31

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

Nov. 22, 1999

Nov. 22, 1999

32

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

Nov. 22, 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

Nov. 22, 1999

34

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

Nov. 22, 1999

Nov. 22, 1999

35

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

Nov. 22, 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

Nov. 29, 1999

37

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

Nov. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dec. 2, 1999

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

Dec. 2, 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

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

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

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

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

Dec. 6, 1999

Case Details

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