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Case Name EEOC v. LEIFERMAN ENTERPRISES, LLC, d/b/a HARMON AUTOGLASS EE-MN-0040
Docket / Court 06-CV-03841 ( D. Minn. )
State/Territory Minnesota
Case Type(s) Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Milwaukee area office of the EEOC brought this suit against Leiferman Enterprises, LLC doing business as Harmon Autoglass in September 2006 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. Auto Glass Repair and Windshield Replacement Services, Inc. is also named as a defendant, due to ... read more >
The Milwaukee area office of the EEOC brought this suit against Leiferman Enterprises, LLC doing business as Harmon Autoglass in September 2006 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. Auto Glass Repair and Windshield Replacement Services, Inc. is also named as a defendant, due to its status as successor to Leiferman. The complaint alleges that, in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Leiferman terminated an employee due to his diabetes. Auto Glass Repair and the EEOC settled by entry of a consent decree in February 2008 which did not resolve the pending claims against Leiferman.

The Auto Glass consent decree required it to distribute its disability discrimination policy to all employees and to any new employees for two years, and to institute a training program aimed at educating employees about the Americans with Disabilities Act. Auto Glass was also required to post a public notice regarding this discrimination suit for one year and to certify its compliance with those requirements to the EEOC. Additionally, the business was required to make written reports to the EEOC regarding requests for reasonable accommodation of disabilities and to retain related records. It also agreed to pay $45,000.00 in lost wages and damages to complainant.

In May 2008, the EEOC asked the court to enter a default judgment against Leiferman as its counsel withdrew, was never replaced, and it failed to defend the action further. The court entered a default judgment against Leiferman on June 16, 2008, enjoining it from engaging in any employment practice that discriminates on the basis of disability. It was also required to implement a training and post public notice about the suit for three years, which was also how long the consent decree was set to last. Leiferman was ordered to pay $112,150 which included lost wages in the amount of $62,150 and combined compensatory and punitive damages in the amount of $50,000.

There has been no further activity on the docket and so this case presumably closed in 2011.

Shankar Viswanathan - 05/27/2008
Abigail DeHart - 05/18/2018


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discrimination-basis
Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. ยงยง 12111 et seq.
Defendant(s) Auto Glass Repair and Windshield Replacement Services, Inc.
Leiferman Enterprises, LLC
Plaintiff Description Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations EEOC
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Damages
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Litigation
Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 2008 - 2011
Filing Year 2006
Case Closing Year 2011
Case Ongoing No
Docket(s)
0:06-cv-03841-JNE-JJG (D. Minn.)
EE-MN-0040-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/10/2008
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint [ECF# 1-1]
EE-MN-0040-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/26/2006
Consent Decree and Order Resolving Claims Against Auto Glass Repair and Windshield Replacement Services, Inc.
EE-MN-0040-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/14/2008
Default Judgment [ECF# 60] (D. Minn.)
EE-MN-0040-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/16/2008
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Montgomery, Ann D. (D. Minn.)
EE-MN-0040-0003 | EE-MN-0040-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Kamp, Jean P. (Illinois)
EE-MN-0040-9000
Tyndall, Brian C. (Wisconsin)
EE-MN-0040-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Erickson, Gregory M (Minnesota)
EE-MN-0040-9000
Kluz, Steven R. (Minnesota)
EE-MN-0040-9000
Revnew, Thomas R (Minnesota)
EE-MN-0040-9000
Tarara, Carie J (Minnesota)
EE-MN-0040-9000

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