Case: United States v. Denver Housing

1:93-cv-01993 | U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

Filed Date: Sept. 22, 1993

Closed Date: 1994

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Case Summary

On September 22, 1993, the United States Department of Justice ("D.O.J.") filed a lawsuit under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 against the Denver Housing Authority in the U.S. District Court District of Colorado. The D.O.J. sought injunctive relief, specifically requesting that the defendant be enjoined from continuing its discriminatory hiring practices and that the defendant be forced to pay a female employee back pay.

The DOJ alleged that the defendant discriminated against this female employee on the basis of her gender and unfairly terminated her employment at the Denver Housing Authority based on this discrimination.

On January 4, 1994, the court (Judge John Kane) issued a consent decree in which the defendant agreed to refrain from engaging in practices which discriminated on the basis of gender. The defendant also agreed to pay the employee $35,000 for back pay.

This case is closed. We have no further information.

Summary Authors

Janani Iyengar (11/21/2007)

People


Judge(s)

Kane, John L. Jr. (Colorado)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Allison, James R. (Colorado)

Fenton, William B. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Kiovsky, Elizabeth I (Colorado)

Judge(s)

Kane, John L. Jr. (Colorado)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Allison, James R. (Colorado)

Fenton, William B. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Kiovsky, Elizabeth I (Colorado)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:93-cv-01993

Docket (PACER)

United States v. Denver Housing Authority

July 15, 1999

July 15, 1999

Docket

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 13, 2022, 3:08 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT (Summons(es) issued) (former empl) (Entered: 09/23/1993)

Sept. 22, 1993

Sept. 22, 1993

2

MOTION by defendant Denver Housing Auth for extension of time to respond to complaint to 11/8/93 (gms) (Entered: 10/20/1993)

Oct. 19, 1993

Oct. 19, 1993

3

MINUTE ORDER : by Judge John L. Kane granting deft's motion for extension of time to respond to complaint to 11/8/93 [2-1] (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 10/20/93 (gms) (Entered: 10/20/1993)

Oct. 20, 1993

Oct. 20, 1993

4

ANSWER by defendant Denver Housing Auth complaint [1-1] (former empl) (Entered: 11/04/1993)

Nov. 4, 1993

Nov. 4, 1993

5

Minute ORDER FOR RULE 16 CONFERENCE by Judge John L. Kane ; Rule 16 conference set for 9:00 12/15/93 in Rm C504 (cc: all counsel) (former empl) (Entered: 11/05/1993)

Nov. 4, 1993

Nov. 4, 1993

6

COURTROOM MINUTES [Sched Conf] by Judge John L. Kane ; rule 16 conf held on 12/15/93 ; Scheduling Order presented and is signed; cnsl indicate that they may have a Consent Decree within a week; cnsl are to inform Ct of the settlement ; entry date : 12/16/93 (former empl) (Entered: 12/16/1993)

Dec. 15, 1993

Dec. 15, 1993

7

SCHEDULING ORDER Judge John L. Kane ; settlement conference 12/14/93 (cc: all counsel) (former empl) (Entered: 12/16/1993)

Dec. 15, 1993

Dec. 15, 1993

8

MOTION by defendant Denver Housing Auth for extension of time to respond to pla first set interrogs and request for prod docs by 1/17/94 (former empl) (Entered: 12/17/1993)

Dec. 16, 1993

Dec. 16, 1993

9

MINUTE ORDER : by Judge John L. Kane granting motion for extension of time to respond to pla first set interrogs and request for prod docs by 1/17/94 [8-1] (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 12/17/93 (former empl) (Entered: 12/17/1993)

Dec. 17, 1993

Dec. 17, 1993

10

RETURN OF SERVICE of Summons and Complaint upon defendant Denver Housing Auth on 12/23/93 by serving Phyllis Byrd, Spec. asst. (former empl) (Entered: 12/29/1993)

Dec. 28, 1993

Dec. 28, 1993

11

Joint Motion by plaintiff, defendant for order for entry of consent decree before Judge John L. Kane (gms) (Entered: 01/04/1994)

Jan. 3, 1994

Jan. 3, 1994

12

CONSENT DECREE by Judge John L. Kane granting motion for order for entry of consent decree before Judge John L. Kane [11-1]: Dft...is enjoined from engaging in any act... unlawfully discriminating against any person on the basis of sex; Dft shall offer Ms. Rodriguez a back pay monetary award of $35,000.00...; Dft agrees to notify Ms. Rodriguez of terms of this Consent Decree within 7 days of its entry; this Decree shall terminate 2 years from date of its entry; within 2 weeks of dfts receipt of Ms. Rodriguez executed Release form, dft shall provide cnsl for USA a report showing disposition of individual relief for Ms. Rodriguez...three months after entry of this Decree...dft shall provide cnsl for USA a copy of sexual harassment policy; parties shall bear their own costs in this action, including atty fees, except future matters arising from this Decree and require resolution by the Court terminating case (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 1/4/94 (former empl) (Entered: 01/04/1994)

Jan. 4, 1994

Jan. 4, 1994

13

RETURN OF SERVICE of Summons and Complaint UNEXECUTED - attempted as to defendant Denver Housing Auth (former empl) (Entered: 01/06/1994)

Jan. 6, 1994

Jan. 6, 1994

14

LETTER from court (attached are docs held in safe) (former empl) (Entered: 07/19/1999)

July 15, 1999

July 15, 1999

Case Details

State / Territory: Colorado

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 22, 1993

Closing Date: 1994

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

U.S. Department of Justice on behalf of a female employee of the Denver Housing Authority

Plaintiff Type(s):

U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

City of Denver (Denver), City

Defendant Type(s):

Housing Authority

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

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

Order Duration: 1994 - 1996

Issues

General:

Pattern or Practice

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Race:

Race, unspecified

Affected Gender:

Female