Case: EEOC v. Touro College

1:07-cv-07760 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Filed Date: Aug. 31, 2007

Closed Date: 2008

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Case Summary

On August 31, 2007, the EEOC filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, against Defendant Touro College. The EEOC claimed that Defendant engaged in unlawful employment practices on the basis of sex, as well as retaliation, which adversely affected an individual on whose behalf the case was brought.On March 11, 2008, the individual at issue also filed a complaint against Defendant as a …

On August 31, 2007, the EEOC filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, against Defendant Touro College. The EEOC claimed that Defendant engaged in unlawful employment practices on the basis of sex, as well as retaliation, which adversely affected an individual on whose behalf the case was brought.

On March 11, 2008, the individual at issue also filed a complaint against Defendant as a plaintiff-intervenor.

The District Court (Judge Denny Chin) approved a settlement agreement between the parties under a consent decree on September 23, 2008. The decree provided generally that Defendant was enjoined from both future discrimination on the basis of discrimination and retaliation. The decree also required Defendant to post a notice of this decree, circulate a memo to its employees setting forth the requirements of Title VII, display an EEOC poster in its offices, and adopt an anti-discrimination policy and complaint procedure. It was also provided that Defendant give six hours of training plus six hours annually on anti-discrimination laws for its human resources employees, as well as two hours of such training and one hour annually for all other employees. Furthermore, Defendant was required to pay a total monetary sum of $415,000. The consent decree was to remain in effect for a period of three years.

Summary Authors

Adam Teitelbaum (3/20/2010)

People

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Judge(s)

Chin, Denny (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Batog, Konrad (New York)

Caiola, Michelle Anne (Illinois)

Grossman, Elizabeth (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Copeland, Edward (New York)

Millus, Paul F. (New York)

Other Attorney(s)

Active

Judge(s)

Chin, Denny (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Batog, Konrad (New York)

Caiola, Michelle Anne (Illinois)

Grossman, Elizabeth (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Copeland, Edward (New York)

Millus, Paul F. (New York)

Other Attorney(s)

Filippatos, Parisis G. (New York)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Civil Docket [PACER]

Sept. 23, 2008 Docket
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Consent Decree

Sept. 23, 2008 Settlement Agreement

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4335248/equal-employment-opportunity-commission-v-touro-college/

Last updated May 11, 2022, 8 p.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT against Touro College. Document filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(tro) (Entered: 09/05/2007)

Aug. 31, 2007 PACER
2

WAIVER OF SERVICE RETURNED EXECUTED. Touro College waiver sent on 8/31/2007, answer due 10/30/2007. Document filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Batog, Konrad) (Entered: 09/25/2007)

Sept. 25, 2007 RECAP
3

FIRST RULE 7.1 CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT. NO Corporate Parent. Document filed by Touro College.(Millus, Paul) (Entered: 10/30/2007)

Oct. 30, 2007 RECAP
4

ANSWER to Complaint. Document filed by Touro College.(Millus, Paul) (Entered: 10/30/2007)

Oct. 30, 2007 RECAP
5

LETTER from David Tam, Courtroom Deputy dated 12/21/07 re: setting pretrial conference for 1/25/08 at 11:00 am.(cd) (Entered: 12/21/2007)

Dec. 21, 2007 RECAP
6

NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Michelle Anne Caiola on behalf of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Caiola, Michelle) (Entered: 01/28/2008)

Jan. 28, 2008 RECAP
7

STIPULATION AND ORDER REGARDING CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION; regarding procedures that shall govern the handling of "Confidential Information." (Signed by Judge Denny Chin on 2/29/08) (ae) (Entered: 02/29/2008)

Feb. 29, 2008 RECAP
8

ENDORSED LETTER addressed to Judge Denny Chin from Purisis G. Filippatos dated 3/7/08 re: counsel for Plaintiff-Intervenor, Ironn Naco. ENDORSEMENT: This application is granted. The Clerk of the Court shall accept the Intervenor Complaint for filing. (Signed by Judge Denny Chin on 3/7/08) (pl) (Entered: 03/07/2008)

March 7, 2008 RECAP
9

INTERVENOR COMPLAINT against Stanley L. Kantor, Touro College.Document filed by Irene Naco.(dle) (Entered: 03/12/2008)

March 11, 2008 PACER
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ANSWER to Intervenor Complaint. Document filed by Touro College.(Millus, Paul) (Entered: 03/20/2008)

March 20, 2008 RECAP
11

RULE 26 DISCLOSURE.Document filed by Irene Naco.(Filippatos, Parisis) (Entered: 04/15/2008)

April 15, 2008 RECAP
12

WAIVER OF SERVICE RETURNED EXECUTED. Stanley L. Kantor waiver sent on 3/3/2008, answer due 5/2/2008. Document filed by Irene Naco. (Filippatos, Parisis) (Entered: 04/24/2008)

April 24, 2008 RECAP
13

STIPULATION AND ORDER: The time for defendant Stanley L. Kantor to answer, move or otherwise respond to the intervenor-complaint is extended to 5/9/08. Stanley L. Kantor answer due 5/9/2008. (Signed by Judge Denny Chin on 5/6/08) (db) (Entered: 05/06/2008)

May 6, 2008 RECAP
14

ANSWER to Intervenor Complaint. Document filed by Stanley L. Kantor.(Copeland, Edward) (Entered: 05/09/2008)

May 9, 2008 RECAP
15

ENDORSED LETTER addressed to Judge Denny Chin from Ira A. Sturm dated 5/2/08 re: Counsel requests an informal conference with the Court concerning a non-party subpoena served upon his client. ENDORSEMENT: The Court is inclined to issue an order directing Ms. Cimato to comply with the subpoena, and providing that such compliance would not violate her obligations under the confidentiality order. Any party objecting to this proposed order shall state its/her objections in writing by 5/16/08. (Signed by Judge Denny Chin on 5/9/08) (tro) (Entered: 05/15/2008)

May 9, 2008 RECAP
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ORDER: For reasons further set forth in said Order, Ms. Cimato is ORDERED to comply with the subpoena, and in so doing, will not violate her obligations under the confidentiality order. (Signed by Judge Denny Chin on 5/21/08) (db) (Entered: 05/21/2008)

May 21, 2008 RECAP
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ORDER: It having been reported to this Court that this matter has been settled, this action is discontinued with prejudice but without costs; provided, however, that if settlement is not consummated within thirty days of the date of this order, any party may apply by letter within the 30-day period for restoration of the action to the calendar of the undersigned, in which event the action will be restored. (Signed by Judge Denny Chin on 8/27/08) (tro) (Entered: 08/28/2008)

Aug. 28, 2008 RECAP
18

ENDORSED LETTER addressed to Judge Denny Chin from Lisa Sirkin dated 8/29/08 re: that while the matter may be administratively closed after the Decree is signed and entered (which the parties anticipated being done 9/2/08), it would not be dismissed or discontinued for the duration of this Decree. However, within thirty days after the expiration of this Decree, EEOC or the parties would submit a Stipulation of Final Dismissal with prejudice to the Court. ENDORSEMENT: The Court's 8/27/08 is modified to the following extent: Notwithstanding the dismissal of the action, the Court retains jurisdiction for the duration of the Consent Decree to hear any disputes, disagreements, or grievance's of compliance. (Signed by Judge Denny Chin on 8/29/08) (pl) (Entered: 08/29/2008)

Aug. 29, 2008 RECAP
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CONSENT DECREE #08,1699 in favor of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against Touro College, in the amount of $ 415,000. (Signed by Judge Denny Chin on 9/23/08) (jf) (Additional attachment(s) added on 9/24/2008: # 1 notice of right to appeal) (jf). Modified on 9/24/2008 (jf). (Entered: 09/24/2008)

2 notice of right to appeal

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Sept. 23, 2008 PACER
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DOCUMENT REFERRED TO JUDGE FOR APPROVAL - STIPULATION OF VOLUNTARY DISMISSAL It is hereby stipulated and agreed by and between the parties and/or their respective counsel(s) that the above-captioned action is voluntarily dismissed, against the defendant(s) Touro College pursuant to Rule 41(a)(1)(A)(ii) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Document filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Touro College.(Batog, Konrad) Modified on 10/25/2011 (dt). (Entered: 10/24/2011)

Oct. 24, 2011 PACER

State / Territory: New York

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Key Dates

Filing Date: Aug. 31, 2007

Closing Date: 2008

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

Touro College, Private Entity/Person

Stanley L. Kantor, Private Entity/Person

Defendant Type(s):

College/University

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: $415,000

Order Duration: 2008 - 2011

Content of Injunction:

Reporting

Recordkeeping

Provide antidiscrimination training

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Neutral/Positive Reference

Monitoring

Discrimination Prohibition

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female