Case: Griffin v. Formosa Plastics

6:03-cv-00077 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Filed Date: July 18, 2003

Closed Date: 2007

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Case Summary

The San Antonio office of the EEOC brought this suit against U.S. Contractors, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas in July 2003. The complaint alleged discrimination against female employees in violation of Title VII. More specifically, the complaint alleged that female employees were subjected to sexual harassment from male employees, were disparately discharged, and were subjected to retaliatory demotion.On August 18, 2003, a motion to consolidate the case V-0…

The San Antonio office of the EEOC brought this suit against U.S. Contractors, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas in July 2003. The complaint alleged discrimination against female employees in violation of Title VII. More specifically, the complaint alleged that female employees were subjected to sexual harassment from male employees, were disparately discharged, and were subjected to retaliatory demotion.

On August 18, 2003, a motion to consolidate the case V-03-81 (Clearinghouse: EE-TX-0391) with this case was granted by Judge John D. Rainey. Griffin v. Formosa plastics was designated the lead case.

On December 22, 2004 the court (Judge Rainey) approved a consent decree in favor of the plaintiffs. The six female employees were awarded a total of $530,000. The three year decree also called for injunctive relief in the form of anti-discrimination and retaliation policies, a modified sexual harassment policy, an employee training program and the required posting of applicable laws/policies related to sexual harassment.

Summary Authors

David Miller (5/26/2010)

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Docket [PACER]

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Third Amended Complaint

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Fourth Amended Complaint

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Consent Decree

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Docket

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NOTICE OF REMOVAL filed FILING FEE $ 150.00 RECEIPT # 603279 (lmunoz) (Entered: 07/22/2003)

July 18, 2003

July 18, 2003

PACER
2

Order setting Initial Pretrial and Scheduling Conference on 11/3/03 at 9:20 a.m. and Order to Disclose Interested Persons, filed. ( Signed by Judge John D. Rainey ) Parties notified. (lmunoz) (Entered: 07/22/2003)

July 22, 2003

July 22, 2003

PACER
3

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE IN REMOVED ACTION re: [2-1] order, (lmunoz) (Entered: 07/24/2003)

July 24, 2003

July 24, 2003

PACER
4

DEFENDANT JOE FRANK RODRIGUEZ'S CERTIFICATE OF ENTITITIES WITH A FINANCIAL INTERESTED IN THE OUTCOME OF THIS LITIGATION, filed. (lmunoz) (Entered: 08/01/2003)

Aug. 1, 2003

Aug. 1, 2003

PACER
5

DEFENDANTS' DISCLOSURE OF INTERESTED PARTIES, filed. (lmunoz) (Entered: 08/08/2003)

Aug. 7, 2003

Aug. 7, 2003

PACER
6

DEFENDANTS' CERTIFICATE OF ENTITIES WITH A FINANCIAL INTEREST IN THE OUTCOME OF THIS LITIGATION, filed. (lmunoz) (Entered: 08/08/2003)

Aug. 7, 2003

Aug. 7, 2003

PACER
7

PLAINTIFFS' CERTIFICATE OF ENTITIES WITH A FINANCIAL INTERESTED IN THE OUTCOME OF THIS LITIGATION, filed. (lmunoz) (Entered: 08/11/2003)

Aug. 8, 2003

Aug. 8, 2003

PACER
8

ORDER GRANTING MOTION TO CONSOLIDATE the Clerk of the Court shall consolidate Civil Action V-03-81 with Civil Action V-03-77, entered; Parties notified. ( signed by Judge John D. Rainey ) (lmunoz) (Entered: 08/19/2003)

Aug. 18, 2003

Aug. 18, 2003

PACER

Consolidated Lead Case V-03-77; Member Case V-03-81. (lmunoz)

Aug. 19, 2003

Aug. 19, 2003

PACER
9

U.S. CONTRACTORS, INC.'S AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSES AND ORIGINAL ANSWER TO THE EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSIONS' COMPLAINT, filed; jury demand (kwallace) (Entered: 09/18/2003)

Sept. 18, 2003

Sept. 18, 2003

PACER
10

DEFENDANTS' AMENDED CERTIFICATE OF ENTITIES WITH A FINANCIAL INTERESTED IN THE OUTCOME OF THIS LITIGATION, filed. (lmunoz) (Entered: 09/26/2003)

Sept. 26, 2003

Sept. 26, 2003

PACER
11

DEFENDANTS' RULE 26 DISCLOSURE by U.S. Contractors, In, U.S. Contractors, LT, filed. (lmunoz) (Entered: 09/26/2003)

Sept. 26, 2003

Sept. 26, 2003

PACER
12

Plaintiff EEOC's Unopposed MOTION to Take Leave to File Its First Amended Complaint ; Motion Docket Date 11/16/03 [12-1] motion, filed. (kwallace) (Entered: 10/27/2003)

Oct. 27, 2003

Oct. 27, 2003

PACER
13

ORDER granting Pltf's Unopposed [12-1] motion for Leave of Court to Amend Original Complaint, entered; Parties notified. (signed by Judge John D. Rainey) (kwallace) (Entered: 10/30/2003)

Oct. 29, 2003

Oct. 29, 2003

PACER
14

JOINT DISCOVERY/Case Management Plan under Rule 26(f) Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, filed. (kwallace) (Entered: 10/31/2003)

Oct. 31, 2003

Oct. 31, 2003

PACER
15

CONFERENCE MEMORANDUM Apps: Will Sciba f/plft; Brad Greer f/dft Joe Frank Rodriguez; Dean Herms; f/dft U.S. Contractors; David Rivela f/Dft EEOC; Jennie Randall f/Dft EEOC; Patrick Cullen f/dft Formosa. Rule 16 conference held in chambers. Scheduling order signed, entered. Parties ntfd. ( signed by Judge John D. Rainey ) (lmunoz) (Entered: 11/03/2003)

Nov. 3, 2003

Nov. 3, 2003

PACER
16

SCHEDULING ORDER setting Pltf expert witness list submitted by 5/3/04 ; Deft expert witness list submitted by 6/14/04 ; Discovery cutoff 7/23/04 ; Deadline for filing all dispositive motions 8/13/04 ; Deadline for filing non-dispositive motions 8/13/04 ; Pretrial order to be submitted on or before 10/25/04 ; Jury Trial deadline 11/2/04 ETT: 5 days, entered. Parties notified. Trial Term: November 2004 ( Signed by Judge John D. Rainey ) (lmunoz) (Entered: 11/03/2003)

Nov. 3, 2003

Nov. 3, 2003

PACER
17

EEOC's Unopposed MOTION to Take Leave to File its Second Amended Complaint ; Motion Docket Date 2/9/04 [17-1] motion, filed. (kwallace) (Entered: 01/20/2004)

Jan. 20, 2004

Jan. 20, 2004

PACER
18

ORDER granting Plaintiff EEOC's [17-1] motion to Take Leave to File its Second Amended Complaint, entered; Parties notified. (signed by Judge John D. Rainey) (kwallace) (Entered: 01/22/2004)

Jan. 21, 2004

Jan. 21, 2004

PACER
19

SECOND AMENDED COMPLAINT by the EEOC, filed. (kwallace) (Entered: 01/27/2004)

Jan. 27, 2004

Jan. 27, 2004

PACER
20

AGREED MOTION for Entry of Protective Order by U.S. Contractors, Inc and U.S. Contractors, LTD; Motion Docket Date 4/7/04 [20-1] motion, filed. (kwallace) (Entered: 03/18/2004)

March 18, 2004

March 18, 2004

PACER
21

AGREED PROTECTIVE ORDER granting Agreed [20-1] motion for Entry of Protective Order, entered. Parties ntfd. (Signed by John D. Rainey) (kwallace) (Entered: 03/19/2004)

March 19, 2004

March 19, 2004

PACER
22

PLAINTIFF'S UNOPPOSED MOTION for leave to file Third Amended Original Complaint, Motion Docket Date 4/26/04 [22-1] motion, filed. (lmunoz) Modified on 04/08/2004 (Entered: 04/08/2004)

April 6, 2004

April 6, 2004

PACER
23

NOTICE of Appearance of Counsel by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, filed. (kwallace) (Entered: 04/12/2004)

April 12, 2004

April 12, 2004

PACER
24

Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's Expert Disclosures, filed. (kwallace) (Entered: 05/03/2004)

May 3, 2004

May 3, 2004

PACER
27

Plaintiffs', Elva Griffin, Anita Herriges, Aniyerita Velazquez and Lynn Stoebner, Expert Disclosures, filed. (kwallace) (Entered: 05/06/2004)

May 4, 2004

May 4, 2004

PACER
25

ORDER granting Plaintiff's Unopposed [22-1] motion for leave to file Third Amended Original Complaint, entered; Parties notified. (signed by Judge John D. Rainey) (kwallace) (Entered: 05/05/2004)

May 5, 2004

May 5, 2004

PACER
26

Plaintiffs' Third AMENDED ORIGINAL COMPLAINT, filed. (kwallace) (Entered: 05/05/2004)

May 5, 2004

May 5, 2004

PACER
28

Plaintiffs' Notice of Intention to take the Oral/Video Deposition of Jimmy Lapier and of Documents to be Produced, filed. (kwallace) (Entered: 06/03/2004)

June 3, 2004

June 3, 2004

PACER
29

Plaintiffs' Notice of Intention to take the Oral/Video Deposition of Ron Hare, filed. (kwallace) (Entered: 06/03/2004)

June 3, 2004

June 3, 2004

PACER
30

Plaintiffs' First Amended Notice of Intention to take the Oral/Video Deposition of Garland "Speedy" Wells and of Documents to be Produced, filed. (kwallace) (Entered: 06/03/2004)

June 3, 2004

June 3, 2004

PACER
31

Plaintiffs' Second Amended Notice of Intention to take the Oral/Video Deposition of Garland "Speedy" Wells and of Documents to be Produced, filed. (kwallace) (Entered: 06/04/2004)

June 4, 2004

June 4, 2004

PACER
32

Plaintiffs' First Amended Notice of Intention to take the Oral/Video Deposition of Jimmy Lapier and of Documents to be Produced, filed. (kwallace) (Entered: 06/04/2004)

June 4, 2004

June 4, 2004

PACER
33

Plaintiffs' Third Amended Notice of Intention to take the Oral/Video Deposition of Garland "Speedy" Wells and of Documents to be Produced, filed. (kwallace) (Entered: 06/04/2004)

June 4, 2004

June 4, 2004

PACER
34

Defendant Joe Frank Rodriguez's NOTICE of Change of Address of Counsel, filed. (kwallace) (Entered: 06/07/2004)

June 7, 2004

June 7, 2004

PACER
35

Unopposed MOTION to Withdraw as Attorneys and to Substitute Counsel by Glenn Dobbs; Motion Docket Date 6/27/04 [35-1] motion, 6/27/04 [35-2] motion, filed. (kwallace) (Entered: 06/07/2004)

June 7, 2004

June 7, 2004

PACER
36

Plaintiffs', Elva Griffin, Anita Herriges, Aniyeritza Velazquez, and Lynn Stoebner, UNOPPOSED MOTION for Leave to File Supplemental Designation of Expert Witnesses ; Motion Docket Date 6/28/04 [36-1] motion, filed. (kwallace) (Entered: 06/09/2004)

June 8, 2004

June 8, 2004

PACER
37

Plaintiffs' Elva Griffin, Anita Herriges, Aniyeritza Velaquez and Lynn Stoebner, NOTICE for Additional Means of Recording Deposition of Glenn Dobbs, filed. (kwallace) (Entered: 06/09/2004)

June 8, 2004

June 8, 2004

PACER
38

ORDER On Unopposed Motion to Withdraw as Attorneys and to Substitute Counsel: Granting Defendant Dobb's [35-1] motion to Withdraw as Attorneys and granting [35-2] motion to Substitute Counsel, entered; Parties notified. (signed by Judge John D. Rainey) (kwallace) (Entered: 06/10/2004)

June 10, 2004

June 10, 2004

PACER
39

ORDER on Plaintiffs', Elva Griffin, Anita Herriges, Aniyeritza Velazquez, and Lynn Stoebner, Unopposed Motion for Leave to File Supplemental Expert Disclosures: Granting Plaintiff's [36-1] motion for Leave to File Supplemental Designation of Expert Witnesses, entered; Parties (signed by Judge John D. Rainey) (kwallace) (Entered: 06/10/2004)

June 10, 2004

June 10, 2004

PACER
40

Plaintiffs', Elva Griffin, Anita Herriges, Aniyeritza Velazquez, and Lynn Stoebner, SUPPLEMENTAL [27-1] Expert Disclosures, filed. (kwallace) (Entered: 06/10/2004)

June 10, 2004

June 10, 2004

PACER
41

Defendant U.S. Contractors, Ltd.'s DESIGNATION OF EXPERT WITNESSES, filed. (kwallace) (Entered: 06/15/2004)

June 14, 2004

June 14, 2004

PACER
42

EEOC's MOTION to Quash Defendant's Deposition Notice and for Protective Order ; Motion Docket Date 7/14/04 [42-1] motion, 7/14/04 [42-2] motion, filed. (kwallace) (Entered: 06/24/2004)

June 24, 2004

June 24, 2004

PACER
43

Plaintiff's Unopposed MOTION for Leave to File Fourth Amended Original Complaint ; Motion Docket Date 7/20/04 [43-1] motion, filed. (kwallace) (Entered: 06/30/2004)

June 30, 2004

June 30, 2004

PACER
44

ORDER granting Plaintiff's Unopposed [43-1] Motion for Leave to File thier Fourth Amended Original Complaint, entered; Parties notified. (signed by Judge John D. Rainey) (kwallace) (Entered: 07/07/2004)

July 7, 2004

July 7, 2004

PACER
45

Plaintiffs' Fourth AMENDED Original COMPLAINT by Elva Griffin, Anita Herriges, Aniyerita Velazquez and Lynn Stoebner, filed. (kwallace) (Entered: 07/08/2004)

July 7, 2004

July 7, 2004

PACER
46

Unopposed Joint MOTION for Continuance by U.S. Contractors, LTD, Formosa Plastics Corp, USA and Formosa Plastics Corp, Texas; Motion Docket Date 8/3/04 [46-1] motion, filed. (kwallace) (Entered: 07/14/2004)

July 14, 2004

July 14, 2004

PACER
47

ORDER granting Joint [46-1] motion for Continuance; Reset discovery due for 8/27/04, and reset dispositive motion filing deadline for 9/10/04, entered; Parties notified. (signed by Judge John D. Rainey) (kwallace) (Entered: 07/16/2004)

July 15, 2004

July 15, 2004

PACER
48

APPLICATION for Order to Show Cause Re Contempt for Refusal to Comply with Subpoena Duces Tecum by U.S. Contractors, Ltd. and Formosa Plastics Corp, Texas; Motion Docket Date 8/10/04 [48-1] motion, filed. (kwallace) (Entered: 07/21/2004)

July 21, 2004

July 21, 2004

PACER
49

Plaintiffs' Elva Griffin, Anita Herriges, Aniyeritza Velazquez, and Lynn Stoebner, Notice of Intention to Take the Oral/Video Deposition of Jim Quitta, filed. (kwallace) (Entered: 07/28/2004)

July 28, 2004

July 28, 2004

PACER
50

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE: Show Cause Hearing - Ronald J. Hare must appear before this Court at 9:30 a.m. on 8/19/04, entered. Additional specific directives are further outlined in this Order. Parties notified (signed by Judge John Rainey) (kwallace) (Entered: 08/03/2004)

Aug. 3, 2004

Aug. 3, 2004

PACER
51

MOTION for Leave to file Amended Answer and Cross-Claim by Defendants Formosa Plastics Corporation, Texas and Formosa Plastics Corporation, U.S.A. ; Motion Docket Date 8/23/04 [51-1] motion, filed. (kwallace) (Entered: 08/03/2004)

Aug. 3, 2004

Aug. 3, 2004

PACER
52

Plaintiff's Elva Griffin NOTICE of Intention to take Oral / Video Deposition of Kotturappa Kumar, MD, filed. (kwallace) (Entered: 08/05/2004)

Aug. 5, 2004

Aug. 5, 2004

PACER
53

Plaintiffs' Elva Griffin, Anita Herriges, Aniyeritza Velazquez and Lynn Stoebner, NOTICE for Additional Means of Recording Depositions of Bill Holladay, Ray Alvarez, Amy Shipp and Avelina "Abby" Garza, filed. (kwallace) (Entered: 08/10/2004)

Aug. 9, 2004

Aug. 9, 2004

PACER
54

Plaintiff's, Aniyeritza Velazquez, NOTICE of Intention to take oral/video deposition of Scott Stein, D.O., filed. (kwallace) (Entered: 08/10/2004)

Aug. 10, 2004

Aug. 10, 2004

PACER
55

Defendant U.S. Contractors, Ltd.'s MOTION to strike members of "Similarly Situated" class or in the alternative, MOTION for continuance of current trial setting ; Motion Docket Date 9/1/04 [55-1] motion, 9/1/04 [55-2] motion, filed. (kwallace) (Entered: 08/12/2004)

Aug. 12, 2004

Aug. 12, 2004

PACER
56

Plaintiff's MOTION to Compel Discovery and Memorandum in Support of Motion to Compel ; Motion Docket Date 9/1/04 [56-1] motion, filed. (kwallace) (Entered: 08/12/2004)

Aug. 12, 2004

Aug. 12, 2004

PACER
57

Declaration of Amy Shipp by Plaintiffs, filed. (kwallace) (Entered: 08/12/2004)

Aug. 12, 2004

Aug. 12, 2004

PACER
58

RETURN OF SERVICE executed: Ronald Hare was served with the Court's Order to Show Cause (dkt #50) by USM on 8/5/04, filed. (kwallace) (Entered: 08/12/2004)

Aug. 12, 2004

Aug. 12, 2004

PACER
59

Plaintiffs' Elva Griffin, Anita Herriges, Aniyerita Velazquez and Lynn Stoebner, NOTICE for Additional Means of Recording Deposition of David Shipp, filed. (kwallace) (Entered: 08/19/2004)

Aug. 17, 2004

Aug. 17, 2004

PACER
60

Show cause hearing held before Judge John D. Rainey; Ct Reporter: S. Carlisle. Apps: Travis Edwards f/pltfs; Bill Seerdan f/Formosa Plastics; Dean Hermes and Drew Tipton f/U.S. Contractors; David Rivela f/EEOC. Ronald James Hare appeared without counsel. Court recessed the hearing and ORDERED Mr. Hare to hire an attorney immediately. Roland Carlson retained. Testimony presented. Ronald James Hare was found to be in contempt of Court. This hearing will resume on 08/30/04 at 5:30 p.m. Counsel for USC will prepare and submit written order. Reset show cause hearing for 08/30/04 before Judge John D. Rainey (kwallace) (Entered: 08/19/2004)

Aug. 19, 2004

Aug. 19, 2004

PACER

Deadline updated; Set show cause hearing for 5:30 8/30/04 before Judge John D. Rainey (kwallace)

Aug. 19, 2004

Aug. 19, 2004

PACER
61

FINANCIAL AFFIDAVIT as to Ronald James Hare, filed. (kwallace) (Entered: 08/19/2004)

Aug. 19, 2004

Aug. 19, 2004

PACER
62

Exhibit list by U.S. Contractors, filed. (kwallace) (Entered: 08/19/2004)

Aug. 19, 2004

Aug. 19, 2004

PACER
63

Plaintiff Equal Opportunity Commissioner's RESPONSE to Defendant U.S. Contractors, Ltd.'s [55-1] motion to Strike Members of "Similarly Situated" class, filed. (kwallace) (Entered: 08/25/2004)

Aug. 25, 2004

Aug. 25, 2004

PACER
64

ORDER: The Court FINDS Mr. Ron Hare in CONTEMPT OF COURT and SENTENCES Mr. Hare to 30 days in jail. In addition, the Court ORDERS Mr. Hare to pay Deft. U.S. Contractors, Inc. the sum of $4,230 and to Deft Formosa Plastics Corporation, Texas the sum of $3,500 in reasonable attorney fees, entered. In the event that Mr. Hare complies with the requirements outlined in this Order, the Court will suspend the 30 day sentence and will reduce the amounts owed by Mr. Hare to the Defendants by fifty percent. Parties notified. (signed by Judge John D. Rainey) (kwallace) (Entered: 08/30/2004)

Aug. 27, 2004

Aug. 27, 2004

PACER

Copy of Order (dkt #64) faxed to Roland Carlson. (kwallace)

Aug. 30, 2004

Aug. 30, 2004

PACER
65

Show cause hearing (Day 2) held before Judge John D. Rainey. Ct Reporter: R. Payton, Appearances: Will Sciba f/Plaintiffs David Rivela f/EEOC; William Seerden and Pat Cullen f/Deft Formosa; Dean Hermes and Drew Tipton f/US Contractors; Roland Carlson f/ Witness,Ronald J. Hare. Witness: Ronald J. Hare. Testimony presented. Hearing recessed to allow Mr. Hare and counsel to locate J.T. Finley and the tapes. A telephone status conference is set for 9/13/04 @ 5:00 p.m. The Court reserves ruling at this time as to the sanctions to be imposed on Mr. Hare. Another hearing on this matter may be set at a later date. Deft US Contractors to submit an order to memorialize the rulings made today. Set telephone status conference for 09/13/04 at 5:00 p.m. before Judge John D. Rainey (ltesch) Modified on 08/31/2004 (Entered: 08/31/2004)

Aug. 30, 2004

Aug. 30, 2004

PACER

Deadline updated; Set telephone conference for 5:00 9/13/04 before Judge John D. Rainey (ltesch)

Aug. 30, 2004

Aug. 30, 2004

PACER
66

RONALD J. HARE'S RESPONSE TO THE COURT'S REQUEST FOR INFORMATION, filed. (ltesch) (Entered: 08/31/2004)

Aug. 30, 2004

Aug. 30, 2004

PACER
67

TRANSCRIPT of Show Cause Hearing held on August 30, 2004 before Judge John D. Rainey. Court Reporter: Regina Payton, filed. (kwallace, ) (Entered: 09/05/2004)

Sept. 2, 2004

Sept. 2, 2004

PACER
68

Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's MOTION for Leave to File a Supplemental Exhibit to the EEOC's Response to Defendant U.S. Contractors, Ltd.'s Motion to Strike Members of "Similarly Situated" class, filed. Motion Docket Date 9/27/2004. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(kwallace, ) (Entered: 09/07/2004)

Sept. 7, 2004

Sept. 7, 2004

PACER
69

TRANSCRIPT of Show Cause Hearing held on August 19, 2004 before Judge John D. Rainey. Court Reporter: Regina Payton, filed. (kwallace, ) (Entered: 09/07/2004)

Sept. 7, 2004

Sept. 7, 2004

PACER
70

Proposed "ORDER" regarding Show Cause Hearing, filed.(kwallace, ) (Entered: 09/09/2004)

Sept. 9, 2004

Sept. 9, 2004

PACER
74

Defendant U.S. Contractors, Ltd.'s REPLY to EEOC's Response to Motion to Strike Members of "Similarly Situated" Class, filed. (kwallace, ) Additional attachment(s) added on 9/14/2004 (jrichards, ). (Entered: 09/14/2004)

Sept. 10, 2004

Sept. 10, 2004

PACER
71

Plaintiffs', Elva Griffin, Anita Herriges, Aniyeritza Velazquez, and Lynn Stoebner, RESPONSE to Defendants US Contractors, Ltd. and Formosa Plastics Corporation, Texas 48 Application for Order to Show Cause re: Contempt for Refusual to Comply with Subpoena Duces Tecum, filed. (kwallace, ) (Entered: 09/13/2004)

Sept. 13, 2004

Sept. 13, 2004

PACER
72

Plaintiff's First Amended NOTICE of Intention to Take Oral/Video Deposition of Kotturappa Kumar, M.D. by Elva Griffin, filed. (jrichards, ) (Entered: 09/13/2004)

Sept. 13, 2004

Sept. 13, 2004

PACER
73

CONFERENCE MEMORANDUM: The Show Cause Hearing will resume at 11:00 a.m. on September 27, 2004. Apps: Drew Tipton, Roland Carlson, David Carl Rivela, William Louis Sciba III, and William W Seerden. ( Signed by Judge John D. Rainey ) Parties notified.(kwallace, ) (Entered: 09/14/2004)

Sept. 13, 2004

Sept. 13, 2004

PACER

***Set/Reset Hearings: Show Cause Hearing set for 9/27/2004 10:00 AM before Judge John D. Rainey. (kwallace, )

Sept. 13, 2004

Sept. 13, 2004

PACER
76

Plaintiff's, Aniyeritza Velazquez, First Amended 54 Notice of Intention to take oral/video deposition of Scott Stein, D.O., filed.(kwallace, ) (Entered: 09/15/2004)

Sept. 14, 2004

Sept. 14, 2004

PACER
75

Defendant U.S. Contractors, Ltd.'s SUPPLEMENT to its REPLY to EEOC's RESPONSE to MOTION to Strike Members of "Similarly Situated" Class, filed.(kwallace, ) (Entered: 09/15/2004)

Sept. 15, 2004

Sept. 15, 2004

PACER
77

NOTICE TO COURT: Ronald B. Walker and Terry Carroll, Jr. of Walker, Keeling & Carroll, LLP no longer represent a party in this lawsuit, filed. (kwallace, ) Modified on 9/30/2004: To correct date filed (ltesch, ). (Entered: 09/27/2004)

Sept. 24, 2004

Sept. 24, 2004

PACER
78

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge John D. Rainey. SHOW CAUSE HEARING held on 9/27/2004 (Day 3). Testimony presented. Hearing Concluded. Witnesses: John Thomas Finley; Julie Finley; Raymond McBride; Ronald Hare. The Court rescinds its previous Order dated 08/27/04 and rules as follows: The Court found Ronald J. Hare to be in contempt of court. Mr. Hare is ORDERED to pay $4,230 to US Contractors and $3,500 to Formosa Plastics Corp. in full within thirty (30) days. Mr. Hare is further ORDERED to report to the US Marshal located on the 3rd floor @ 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 30, 2004 to be held in custody until Mr. Hare delivers the tapes to the Court or provides information on their whereabouts. Appearances: Eduaro Juarez, Pat Cullen, Roland Carlson, C Dean Herms Jr, David Carl Rivela, William Louis Sciba III and William W Seerden. (Court Reporter: R. Payton), filed.(kwallace, ) (Entered: 09/27/2004)

Sept. 27, 2004

Sept. 27, 2004

PACER
79

ORDER OF CONTEMPT AND ORDER OF COMMITMENT: The Court ORDERS that Mr. Hare is in Contempt of Court and is hereby sentenced to thirty days of incarceration in a detention facility until such time as he purges himself of contempt by producing tapes or producing credible evidence as to the whereabouts of the tapes as ORDERED by the Court. The Court ORDERS that Mr. Hare shall pay Defendant U.S. Contractors, Inc. the sum of $4,230.00 and Defendant Formosa Plastics Corporation, Texas, the sum of $3,500.00 for attorney fees incurred relating to this contempt proceeding. Mr. Hare shall pay these fees within thirty (30) days from the date of this Order.( Signed by Judge John D. Rainey ) Parties notified.(kwallace, ) (Entered: 09/30/2004)

Sept. 30, 2004

Sept. 30, 2004

PACER
80

Ex Parte Request for Bond to be Set by Ronald J. Hare, filed.(kwallace, ) (Entered: 10/04/2004)

Oct. 1, 2004

Oct. 1, 2004

PACER
81

Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's MOTION to Take Leave to file a Supplemental Response to Defendant U.S. Contractors, Ltd.'s MOTION to Strike Members of "Similarly Situated" Class, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit # 2 Proposed Order)(kwallace, ) (Entered: 10/04/2004)

Oct. 1, 2004

Oct. 1, 2004

PACER
82

Letter from David Rivela regarding Settlement, filed. (kwallace, ) (Entered: 10/06/2004)

Oct. 5, 2004

Oct. 5, 2004

PACER
83

ORDER granting Ronald J. Hare's 80 Motion for Bond. Mr.Hare shall be released on bond pending an appeal subject to the conditions specified in this Order. ( Signed by Judge John D. Rainey ) Parties notified.(kwallace, ) (Entered: 10/06/2004)

Oct. 5, 2004

Oct. 5, 2004

PACER
84

NOTICE OF APPEAL to US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit re 64 Order, by Ronald J. Hare, filed.(lmunoz, ) (Entered: 10/06/2004)

Oct. 5, 2004

Oct. 5, 2004

PACER
86

NOTICE of Pending Settlement, filed. (kwallace, ) (Entered: 10/06/2004)

Oct. 6, 2004

Oct. 6, 2004

PACER
87

Transmittal Letter to US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit re 84 Notice of Appeal. Fee status: not paid, filed.(kwallace, ) (Entered: 10/06/2004)

Oct. 6, 2004

Oct. 6, 2004

PACER
88

Notice of Docketing Notice of Appeal from US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit re: 84 Notice of Appeal. USCA No. 04-41337, filed.(kwallace, ) (Entered: 10/19/2004)

Oct. 18, 2004

Oct. 18, 2004

PACER
89

ORDER: The Parties informed this Court that this action has SETTLED. The Parties are ORDERED to submit closing papers no later than thirty (30) days after the entry of this Order, or this case will be dismissed.( Signed by Judge John D. Rainey ) Parties notified.(kwallace, ) (Entered: 10/26/2004)

Oct. 25, 2004

Oct. 25, 2004

PACER
90

Unopposed MOTION for Enlargment of Deadline for Filing Closing Papers by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(kwallace, ) (Entered: 11/18/2004)

Nov. 17, 2004

Nov. 17, 2004

PACER
91

ORDER granting EEOC's 90 Motion for Extension of Time to file closing papers.( Signed by Judge John D. Rainey ) Parties notified.(kwallace, ) (Entered: 11/19/2004)

Nov. 18, 2004

Nov. 18, 2004

PACER
92

Unopposed MOTION to Dismiss by Elva Griffin, Anita Herriges, Aniyerita Velazquez and Lynn Stoebner, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(kwallace, ) (Entered: 11/23/2004)

Nov. 23, 2004

Nov. 23, 2004

PACER
93

ORDER granting Plaintiff's 92 Motion to Dismiss Defendants Formosa Plastics Corporation, Texas and Formosa Plastics Corporation, USA.( Signed by Judge John D. Rainey ) Parties notified.(kwallace, ) (Entered: 11/24/2004)

Nov. 24, 2004

Nov. 24, 2004

PACER
94

Unopposed MOTION to Dismiss by Elva Griffin, Anita Herriges, Aniyerita Velazquez and Lynn Stoebner, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(kwallace, ) (Entered: 11/24/2004)

Nov. 24, 2004

Nov. 24, 2004

PACER
95

JUDGMENT of USCA for the Fifth Circuit (certified copy) dated 11/16/04; issued as mandate 11/16/04; dismissing the case for want of prosecution re 84 Notice of Appeal USCA No. 04-41337, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Cover letter)(kwallace, ) (Entered: 11/24/2004)

Nov. 24, 2004

Nov. 24, 2004

PACER
96

CORRECTED JUDGMENT of USCA for the Fifth Circuit (certified copy) dated 11/16/04; issued as mandate 11/16/04; dismissing appeal for want of prosecution re 84 Notice of Appeal USCA No. 04-41337, filed.(kwallace, ) (Entered: 11/24/2004)

Nov. 24, 2004

Nov. 24, 2004

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: Texas

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: July 18, 2003

Closing Date: 2007

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Several female employees who were adversely affected by practices of discrimination based on gender.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

EEOC

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

US Contractors Ltd. (Clute, Brazoria), Private Entity/Person

Formosa Plastics Texas (Point Comfort, Calhoun), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

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: 530, 000

Order Duration: 2004 - 2007

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Monitoring

Other requirements regarding hiring, promotion, retention

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Retaliation Prohibition

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits