Case: EEOC v. Venture, Inc. d/b/a Save-A-Lot

3:11-cv-00596 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi

Filed Date: Sept. 26, 2011

Closed Date: 2013

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Case Summary

On September 26, 2011, the EEOC filed a complaint in the Southern District of Mississippi on behalf of female employees who had worked for Venture, Inc. The EEOC asked the court for injunctive relief, pecuniary damages, punitive damages, and the commission's costs for the action, claiming that the defendant violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title I of the Civil Rights Act of 1991. Specifically, the plaintiff claims that an employee of defendant sexually harassed female empl…

On September 26, 2011, the EEOC filed a complaint in the Southern District of Mississippi on behalf of female employees who had worked for Venture, Inc. The EEOC asked the court for injunctive relief, pecuniary damages, punitive damages, and the commission's costs for the action, claiming that the defendant violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title I of the Civil Rights Act of 1991. Specifically, the plaintiff claims that an employee of defendant sexually harassed female employees, created a hostile work environment, propositioned female employees for sex, and that defendant failed to respond to complaints, ultimately firing an employee who complained.

On November 22, 2013, a consent decree was entered. Defendant did not acknowledge any wrongdoing but agreed to pay $325,000 to settle the claim. The amount paid to each employee was to be determined by the EEOC. The consent agreement also required defendant to implement policies to avoid future harassment, including by including of non-harassment criteria on employee evaluations, creating an anonymous complaint system, training employees on sexual harassment and their rights, and creating a reporting system that will track claims of such harassment. Defendant was required to notify its employees of the requirement placed upon it within sixty days and to report all complaints of sexual harassment to the EEOC every 180 days for 30 months.

Parties were to bear their own costs.

An objection to the consent decree was filed December 30, 2013.

Summary Authors

Chris MacColl (2/24/2014)

People

For PACER's information on parties and their attrorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/13082950/parties/equal-employment-opportunity-commission-v-venture-inc/


Judge(s)

Barbour, William Henry Jr. (Mississippi)

Walker, Robert H. (Mississippi)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bean, Julie Steptoe (Alabama)

Lopez, P. David (District of Columbia)

Miller, Gerald Charles (District of Columbia)

Murray, Steven Lee (Alabama)

Reams, Gwendolyn Young (District of Columbia)

Smith, C. Emanuel (Alabama)

Varma, Maneesh (Alabama)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Higginbotham, Robert T (Mississippi)

Judge(s)

Barbour, William Henry Jr. (Mississippi)

Walker, Robert H. (Mississippi)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bean, Julie Steptoe (Alabama)

Lopez, P. David (District of Columbia)

Miller, Gerald Charles (District of Columbia)

Murray, Steven Lee (Alabama)

Reams, Gwendolyn Young (District of Columbia)

Smith, C. Emanuel (Alabama)

Varma, Maneesh (Alabama)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Higginbotham, Robert T (Mississippi)

Threadgill, Timothy (Mississippi)

Other Attorney(s)

Crowley, Michael Todd (Mississippi)

Sanders, Edward (Mississippi)

Expert/Monitor/Master

Lee, James L. (District of Columbia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

3:11-cv-00596

Docket [PACER]

Dec. 30, 2013

Dec. 30, 2013

Docket
1

3:11-cv-00596

Complaint

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Venture Inc. d/b/a Save-A-Lot

Sept. 26, 2011

Sept. 26, 2011

Complaint
8

3:11-cv-00596

Second Amended Complaint

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION v. VENTURE,INC.,D/B/A SAVE-A-LOT

2011 WL 11557936

Dec. 8, 2011

Dec. 8, 2011

Complaint
129

3:11-cv-00596

Consent Decree

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Venture Inc.

Nov. 22, 2013

Nov. 22, 2013

Order/Opinion
130

3:11-cv-00596

ORDER OF DISMISSAL

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION v. VENTURE, INC. d/b/a SAV-A-LOT

2013 WL 7175415

Nov. 22, 2013

Nov. 22, 2013

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/13082950/equal-employment-opportunity-commission-v-venture-inc/

Last updated July 29, 2022, 3:01 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT with JURY DEMAND against Venture, Inc., filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet).(EJS) (Entered: 09/26/2011)

Sept. 26, 2011

Sept. 26, 2011

Clearinghouse
2

MOTION to Intervene by Francesa Sanders (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B)(Sanders, Edward) (Entered: 10/25/2011)

Oct. 25, 2011

Oct. 25, 2011

PACER
3

MEMORANDUM in Support re 2 MOTION to Intervene filed by Francesa Sanders (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Sanders, Edward) (Entered: 10/25/2011)

Oct. 25, 2011

Oct. 25, 2011

PACER

DOCKET ANNOTATION as to # 2 3 Local Rule 7 requires that all supporting exhibits to a document be denominated by an exhibit letter or number and a meaningful description. For example Exhibit 1, Affidavit of John Doe. Attorney is advised to follow this rule in future filings. (cwl)

Oct. 26, 2011

Oct. 26, 2011

PACER

TEXT-ONLY ORDER. Putative Plaintiff is directed to file a statement in compliance with L.U.Civ.R. 7(b)(10) regarding the 2 Motion to Intervene. Signed by Magistrate Judge Linda R. Anderson on 10/26/2011. NO FURTHER WRITTEN ORDER WILL BE ISSUED. (WG)

Oct. 26, 2011

Oct. 26, 2011

PACER

TEXT ONLY ORDER granting 2 Motion to Intervene filed by Francesca Sanders. The Clerk is directed to make the appropriate revisions to the docket. NO WRITTEN ORDER TO FOLLOW. Signed by Magistrate Judge Linda R. Anderson on 11/4/2011. (ACF)

Nov. 4, 2011

Nov. 4, 2011

PACER
4

AMENDED COMPLAINT against Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(Bean, Julie) (Entered: 11/18/2011)

Nov. 18, 2011

Nov. 18, 2011

PACER
5

REQUEST FOR WAIVER of Service sent to Mr. Dan Myers, Registered Agent for Venture, Inc. on 11/22/2011 by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Waiver of Service due by 12/27/2011 (Bean, Julie) (Entered: 11/22/2011)

Nov. 22, 2011

Nov. 22, 2011

PACER
6

NOTICE of Appearance by Steven Lee Murray on behalf of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Murray, Steven) (Entered: 11/30/2011)

Nov. 30, 2011

Nov. 30, 2011

PACER
7

NOTICE of Appearance by Gerald Miller on behalf of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Miller, Gerald) (Entered: 11/30/2011)

Nov. 30, 2011

Nov. 30, 2011

PACER
8

AMENDED COMPLAINT Second Amended Complaint against Venture, Inc., filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(Miller, Gerald) (Entered: 12/08/2011)

Dec. 8, 2011

Dec. 8, 2011

Clearinghouse
9

Summons Issued as to Venture, Inc.. (cwl) (Entered: 12/09/2011)

Dec. 9, 2011

Dec. 9, 2011

PACER
10

SUMMONS Returned Executed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Venture, Inc. served on 12/12/2011, answer due 1/3/2012. (Miller, Gerald) (Entered: 12/14/2011)

Dec. 14, 2011

Dec. 14, 2011

PACER

DOCKET ANNOTATION as to # 10 A return on summons/subpoena should not be filed without the first page, as issued, preceding the return. Attorney is directed to refile. (cwl)

Dec. 15, 2011

Dec. 15, 2011

PACER
11

SUMMONS Returned Executed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Bean, Julie) (Entered: 12/15/2011)

Dec. 15, 2011

Dec. 15, 2011

PACER
12

MOTION for Extension of Time to File Responsive Pleading to Second Amended Complaint by Venture, Inc. (Threadgill, Timothy) (Entered: 01/03/2012)

Jan. 3, 2012

Jan. 3, 2012

PACER

TEXT-ONLY ORDER granting unopposed 12 Motion for Extension of Time to File Responsive Pleading to Second Amended Complaint. Signed by Magistrate Judge Linda R. Anderson on 1/04/2012. NO FURTHER WRITTEN ORDER WILL BE ISSUED. (WG)

Jan. 4, 2012

Jan. 4, 2012

PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Venture, Inc. answer due 1/12/2012. (WG)

Jan. 4, 2012

Jan. 4, 2012

PACER
13

Intervenor COMPLAINT against Venture, Inc., filed by Francesa Sanders.(Crowley, Michael) (Entered: 01/05/2012)

Jan. 5, 2012

Jan. 5, 2012

PACER
14

Summons Issued as to Venture, Inc.. (cwl) (Entered: 01/09/2012)

Jan. 9, 2012

Jan. 9, 2012

PACER
15

Affirmative Defenses and ANSWER to 8 Amended Complaint by Venture, Inc..(Threadgill, Timothy) (Entered: 01/12/2012)

Jan. 12, 2012

Jan. 12, 2012

PACER
16

NOTICE of Appearance by Robert T. Higginbotham, Jr on behalf of Venture, Inc. (Higginbotham, Robert) (Entered: 01/12/2012)

Jan. 12, 2012

Jan. 12, 2012

PACER
17

MOTION to Strike 15 Answer to Amended Complaint by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Miller, Gerald) (Entered: 02/01/2012)

Feb. 1, 2012

Feb. 1, 2012

PACER
18

MEMORANDUM in Support re 17 MOTION to Strike 15 Answer to Amended Complaint filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Miller, Gerald) (Entered: 02/01/2012)

Feb. 1, 2012

Feb. 1, 2012

PACER
19

WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed by Francesa Sanders. Venture, Inc. waiver sent on 1/13/2012, answer due 3/13/2012. (Crowley, Michael) (Entered: 02/06/2012)

Feb. 6, 2012

Feb. 6, 2012

PACER
20

Rule 16(a) Initial Order Telephonic Case Management Conference set for 3/19/2012 02:00 PM before Magistrate Judge Linda R. Anderson (WG) (Entered: 02/09/2012)

Feb. 9, 2012

Feb. 9, 2012

PACER
21

MOTION to Stay Proceedings, MOTION to Continue by Venture, Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 - correspondence and proposed Agreed Order)(Higginbotham, Robert) (Entered: 02/29/2012)

Feb. 29, 2012

Feb. 29, 2012

PACER
22

ORDER granting 21 Motion to Stay Proceedings; granting 21 Motion to Continue. No response to the pending Motion to Strike will need to be filed and the Rule 16(a) conference scheduled for March 19, 2012, including its requirements, are continued until such further Order of this Court. The parties shall conduct their voluntary mediation within forty-five (45) days of the entry of this Order and the parties shall report to the Court within three (3) days following the medication the results thereof. Signed by Magistrate Judge Linda R. Anderson on 3-6-12 (Lewis, Nijah) (Entered: 03/07/2012)

March 7, 2012

March 7, 2012

PACER
23

STATUS REPORT on Mediation by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Miller, Gerald) (Entered: 03/22/2012)

March 22, 2012

March 22, 2012

PACER

TEXT ONLY ORDER LIFTING STAY. The Court will enter new scheduling deadlines. NO WRITTEN ORDER TO FOLLOW. Signed by Magistrate Judge Linda R. Anderson on 5/3/2012. (ACF)

May 3, 2012

May 3, 2012

PACER
24

Rule 16(a) Initial Order Telephonic Case Management Conference set for 6/12/2012 09:00 AM before Magistrate Judge Linda R. Anderson (WG) (Entered: 05/07/2012)

May 7, 2012

May 7, 2012

PACER

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Linda R. Anderson: Telephonic Case Management Conference held on 6/12/2012. Participants: Julie Bean, Gerald Miller, Robert Higginbotham, Jr., Edwaqrd Sanders and Michael Todd Crowley. A Case Management Order will be entered by the Court. (WG)

June 12, 2012

June 12, 2012

PACER

TEXT-ONLY ORDER re 17 MOTION to Strike 15 Answer to Amended Complaint filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Response to 17 MOTION to Strike due 7/02/2012. Signed by Magistrate Judge Linda R. Anderson on 6/12/2012. NO FURTHER WRITTEN ORDER WILL BE ISSUED. (WG)

June 12, 2012

June 12, 2012

PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines as to 17 MOTION to Strike 15 Answer to Amended Complaint. Responses due by 7/2/2012 (WG)

June 12, 2012

June 12, 2012

PACER
25

CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER Disclosure due by 6/22/2012 Motions for Amended Pleadings due by 7/31/2012 Motions for Joinder of Parties due by 7/31/2012 Designate Experts Plaintiff Deadline due by 10/12/2012 Designate Experts for Defendant Deadline due by 12/14/2012 Discovery due by 3/15/2013 Motions due by 4/15/2013 Pretrial Conference set for 9/13/2013 at a more definite time to be later set by the Court before District Judge William H. Barbour Jr. Jury Trial set during two-week trial period commencing 10/1/2013 09:00 AM in Courtroom 4B (Jackson) Barbour before District Judge William H. Barbour Jr. Signed by Magistrate Judge Linda R. Anderson on 6/13/2012 (WG) (Entered: 06/13/2012)

June 13, 2012

June 13, 2012

PACER
26

NOTICE of Service of Pre-Discovery Disclosure by Venture, Inc. (Higginbotham, Robert) (Entered: 06/20/2012)

June 20, 2012

June 20, 2012

PACER
27

NOTICE of Service of Pre-Discovery Disclosure by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Miller, Gerald) (Entered: 06/20/2012)

June 20, 2012

June 20, 2012

PACER
28

NOTICE of Service of Request for Production, Request for Admissions, and Interrogatories by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Miller, Gerald) (Entered: 06/21/2012)

June 21, 2012

June 21, 2012

PACER

DOCKET ANNOTATION as to # 28 : This document notices service of multiple forms of discovery. Each event should be separately docketed. The same PDF document may be used for all entries. Attorney is advised to docket additional events as needed. These events are found in the electronic docketing system under Discovery Documents. (cwl)

June 21, 2012

June 21, 2012

PACER
29

NOTICE of Service of Request for Admissions by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Miller, Gerald) (Entered: 06/21/2012)

June 21, 2012

June 21, 2012

PACER
30

NOTICE of Service of Request for Production by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Miller, Gerald) (Entered: 06/21/2012)

June 21, 2012

June 21, 2012

PACER
31

NOTICE of Service of Request for Admissions by Francesa Sanders (Sanders, Edward) (Entered: 06/22/2012)

June 22, 2012

June 22, 2012

PACER
32

NOTICE of Service of Initial Disclosure by Francesa Sanders (Sanders, Edward) (Entered: 06/22/2012)

June 22, 2012

June 22, 2012

PACER
33

RESPONSE in Opposition re 17 MOTION to Strike 15 Answer to Amended Complaint filed by Venture, Inc. (Higginbotham, Robert) (Entered: 07/02/2012)

July 2, 2012

July 2, 2012

PACER
34

NOTICE of Service of Interrogatories by Venture, Inc. (Higginbotham, Robert) (Entered: 07/03/2012)

July 3, 2012

July 3, 2012

PACER
35

NOTICE of Service of Request for Production by Venture, Inc. (Higginbotham, Robert) (Entered: 07/03/2012)

July 3, 2012

July 3, 2012

PACER
36

NOTICE of Service of Interrogatories by Venture, Inc. (Higginbotham, Robert) (Entered: 07/05/2012)

July 5, 2012

July 5, 2012

PACER
37

NOTICE of Service of Request for Production by Venture, Inc. (Higginbotham, Robert) (Entered: 07/05/2012)

July 5, 2012

July 5, 2012

PACER
38

ANSWER to 13 Intervenor Complaint by Venture, Inc..(Higginbotham, Robert) (Entered: 07/11/2012)

July 11, 2012

July 11, 2012

PACER
39

NOTICE of Service of Response to Interrogatories by Venture, Inc. (Higginbotham, Robert) (Entered: 07/18/2012)

July 18, 2012

July 18, 2012

PACER
40

NOTICE of Service of Response to Request for Production by Venture, Inc. (Higginbotham, Robert) (Entered: 07/18/2012)

July 18, 2012

July 18, 2012

PACER
41

NOTICE of Service of Response to Request for Admissions by Venture, Inc. (Higginbotham, Robert) (Entered: 07/18/2012)

July 18, 2012

July 18, 2012

PACER
42

NOTICE of Service of Response to Request for Admissions by Venture, Inc. (Higginbotham, Robert) (Entered: 07/18/2012)

July 18, 2012

July 18, 2012

PACER
43

AMENDED ANSWER to 8 Amended Complaint by Venture, Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 - Currently Identified Eligible Claimants)(Higginbotham, Robert) (Entered: 07/23/2012)

July 23, 2012

July 23, 2012

PACER
44

MOTION for Extension of Time to File /Serve Discovery Responses by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Miller, Gerald) (Entered: 08/06/2012)

Aug. 6, 2012

Aug. 6, 2012

PACER
45

MEMORANDUM in Support re 44 MOTION for Extension of Time to File /Serve Discovery Responses filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1- EEOC's Interrogatories, # 2 Exhibit 2- EEOC's Requests for Production, # 3 Exhibit 3- Defendant's Responses to Interrogatories, # 4 Exhibit 4- Defendant's Responses to Requests for Production, # 5 Exhibit 5- 7-31-12 e-mail to Higginbotham, # 6 Exhibit 6- 8-1-12 Letter to Defendant's Counsel, # 7 Exhibit 7- 8-1-12 e-mail to Miller, # 8 Exhibit 8- 8-1-12 e-mail to Higginbotham, # 9 Exhibit 9- 8-2-12 e-mail to Miller, # 10 Exhibit 10- 8-2-12 e-mail to Higginbotham, # 11 Exhibit 11- 8-3-12 letter to Bean and Miller, # 12 Exhibit 12- 8-6-12 e-mail to Miller, # 13 Exhibit 13- 8-6-12 e-mail to Higginbotham)(Miller, Gerald) (Entered: 08/06/2012)

Aug. 6, 2012

Aug. 6, 2012

PACER

TEXT-ONLY ORDER. Plaintiff is directed to file a statement in compliance with L.U.Civ.R. 7(b)(10) regarding the 44 Motion for Extension of Time to File/Serve Discovery Responses. Signed by Magistrate Judge Linda R. Anderson on 8/07/2012. NO FURTHER WRITTEN ORDER WILL BE ISSUED. (WG)

Aug. 7, 2012

Aug. 7, 2012

PACER
46

NOTICE of Defendant's Opposition to Plaintiff's Motion for Extension of Time by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission re 44 MOTION for Extension of Time to File /Serve Discovery Responses (Miller, Gerald) (Entered: 08/08/2012)

Aug. 8, 2012

Aug. 8, 2012

PACER
47

ORDER denying 17 Motion of Plaintiff to Strike or, in the alternative, to Dismiss Defendant's Affirmative Defenses Signed by District Judge William H. Barbour, Jr on 8-13-12 (Lewis, Nijah) (Entered: 08/13/2012)

Aug. 13, 2012

Aug. 13, 2012

PACER
48

NOTICE of Service of Plaintiff Sanders' Response to Interrogatories by Francesa Sanders (Sanders, Edward) (Entered: 08/14/2012)

Aug. 14, 2012

Aug. 14, 2012

PACER
49

NOTICE of Service of Plaintiff Sanders' Request for Production by Francesa Sanders (Sanders, Edward) (Entered: 08/14/2012)

Aug. 14, 2012

Aug. 14, 2012

PACER
50

NOTICE of Service of Plaintiff Sanders-Corr #49 Response to Request for Production by Francesa Sanders (Sanders, Edward) (Entered: 08/14/2012)

Aug. 14, 2012

Aug. 14, 2012

PACER
51

First MOTION to Compel Discovery by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Good Faith Certificate, # 2 Affidavit Declaration of Gerald Miller)(Miller, Gerald) (Entered: 08/17/2012)

Aug. 17, 2012

Aug. 17, 2012

PACER
52

MEMORANDUM in Support re 51 First MOTION to Compel Discovery filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1- EEOC First Interrogatories, # 2 Exhibit 2- EEOC First Req for Prod, # 3 Exhibit 3- Def Responses to Interrogatories, # 4 Exhibit 4- Def Responses to RFP, # 5 Exhibit 5- 7/31/12 e-mail, # 6 Exhibit 6- 8/1/12 letter, # 7 Exhibit 7- 8/1/12 e-mail, # 8 Exhibit 8- 8/1/12 e-mail, # 9 Exhibit 9- 8/2/12 e-mail, # 10 Exhibit 10- 8/2/12 e-mail, # 11 Exhibit 11- 8/3/12 letter, # 12 Exhibit 12- 8/6/12 e-mail, # 13 Exhibit 13- 8/6/12 e-mail, # 14 Exhibit 14- 8/15/12 e-mail, # 15 Exhibit 15- 8/15/12 e-mail, # 16 Exhibit 16- 8/16/12 e-mail)(Miller, Gerald) (Entered: 08/17/2012)

Aug. 17, 2012

Aug. 17, 2012

PACER
53

RESPONSE in Opposition re 44 MOTION for Extension of Time to File /Serve Discovery Responses filed by Venture, Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 - Letter re: EEOC's post-Complaint claimant solicitation process of Venture employees., # 2 Exhibit 2 - Freedom of Information letter from Venture to EEOC., # 3 Exhibit 3 - Email re: EEOC giving 1 business days notice to take Ventures documents away., # 4 Exhibit 4 - Email re: EEOC providing EEOC less than 3 hours to respond to a discovery issue.)(Higginbotham, Robert) (Entered: 08/21/2012)

Aug. 21, 2012

Aug. 21, 2012

PACER
54

NOTICE of Service of Second Request for Admissions by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Miller, Gerald) (Entered: 08/22/2012)

Aug. 22, 2012

Aug. 22, 2012

PACER
55

REPLY to Response to Motion re 44 MOTION for Extension of Time to File /Serve Discovery Responses, 53 Response in Opposition to Motion,, filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Miller, Gerald) (Entered: 08/27/2012)

Aug. 27, 2012

Aug. 27, 2012

PACER
56

MOTION for Sanctions by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Good Faith Certificate, # 2 Affidavit Declaration of Gerald L. Miller)(Miller, Gerald) (Entered: 08/30/2012)

Aug. 30, 2012

Aug. 30, 2012

PACER
57

MEMORANDUM in Support re 56 MOTION for Sanctions filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1- EEOC's First Interrogatories, # 2 Exhibit 2- EEOC's First Req for Prod, # 3 Exhibit 3-Responses to Interrogatories, # 4 Exhibit 4-Responses to Req for Prod, # 5 Exhibit 5- 7/31/12 e-mail, # 6 Exhibit 6- 8/1/12 letter, # 7 Exhibit 7- 8/1/12 letter, # 8 Exhibit 8- 8/1/12 e-mail, # 9 Exhibit 9- 8/2/12 e-mail, # 10 Exhibit 10- 8/2/12 e-mail, # 11 Exhibit 11- 8/3/12 letter, # 12 Exhibit 12- 8/6/12 e-mail, # 13 Exhibit 13-8/6/12 e-mail, # 14 Exhibit 14- 8/15/12 e-mail, # 15 Exhibit 15- 8/15/12 e-mail, # 16 Exhibit 16- 8/16/12 e-mail, # 17 Exhibit 17- 5/25/12 letter, # 18 Exhibit 18- 7/31/12 deposition notices, # 19 Exhibit 19- 8/3/12 Amended Deposition Notice, # 20 Exhibit 20- 8/23/12 Deposition Notices, # 21 Exhibit 21- 8/24/12 letter)(Miller, Gerald) (Entered: 08/30/2012)

Aug. 30, 2012

Aug. 30, 2012

PACER
58

MOTION to Compel by Venture, Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - Good Faith Certificate)(Higginbotham, Robert) (Entered: 08/30/2012)

Aug. 30, 2012

Aug. 30, 2012

PACER
59

RESPONSE in Opposition re 51 First MOTION to Compel Discovery filed by Venture, Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 - EEOCs claimant solicitation letters, # 2 Exhibit 2 - Freedom of Information request, # 3 Exhibit 3 - Email re: giving Venture 1 business days notice to pick up and take away a clients files, # 4 Exhibit 4 - Email re: giving Venture 2 hours and 40 minutes to respond, # 5 Exhibit 5 - Email re: no good-faith discovery by the EEOC)(Higginbotham, Robert) (Entered: 08/31/2012)

Aug. 31, 2012

Aug. 31, 2012

PACER
60

MOTION to Expedite Hearing of All Pending Motions by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1- Good Faith Certificate, # 2 Exhibit 2-Declaration of Gerald Miller)(Miller, Gerald) (Entered: 08/31/2012)

Aug. 31, 2012

Aug. 31, 2012

PACER
61

MEMORANDUM in Support re 60 MOTION to Expedite Hearing of All Pending Motions filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Miller, Gerald) (Entered: 08/31/2012)

Aug. 31, 2012

Aug. 31, 2012

PACER
62

REPLY to Response to Motion re 53 Response in Opposition to Motion, re 44 MOTION for Extension of Time to File /Serve Discovery Responses filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Miller, Gerald) Modified on 8/31/2012 to reflect linkage to motion (cwl). (Entered: 08/31/2012)

Aug. 31, 2012

Aug. 31, 2012

PACER
63

NOTICE to Take Deposition of Save-A-Lot Food Stores, Ltd. by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Miller, Gerald) (Entered: 09/05/2012)

Sept. 5, 2012

Sept. 5, 2012

PACER
64

MOTION for Summary Judgment by Venture, Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 - Charge of Discrimination filed by Hodge, # 2 Exhibit 1a - Statement that Hodge was terminated for fighting with co-workers and being unruly, # 3 Exhibit 2 - Notice of Charge of Discrimination to Save-A-Lot/Venture, # 4 Exhibit 3 - Requests for information by EEOC to Venture, dated 7/2/10 and 9/2/10, # 5 Exhibit 4 - Pre-Determination Letter by EEOC giving Venture until 6/14/11 to submit evidence, dated 6/6/11, # 6 Exhibit 5 - Determination Letter by EEOC to Venture, dated 6/10/11, # 7 Exhibit 6 - EEOC letter dated 7/7/11 unilaterally declaring that so-called efforts to conciliate this charge failed, # 8 Exhibit 7 - EEOC letter dated 9/1/11 - after the EEOC allegedly attempted to reopen its so-called efforts to conciliate this charge, it again closes conciliation, # 9 Exhibit 8 - Post-lawsuit Claimant Solicitation Letters, # 10 Exhibit 8a - EEOCs recently produced Currently Identified Eligible Claimants list, # 11 Exhibit 9 - Affidavit of Robert T. Higginbotham, Jr., # 12 Exhibit 10 - FOIA request, dated 2/21/12, # 13 Exhibit 11 - Unanswered discovery requests to the EEOC, dated 7/3/12 and due 8/9/12)(Higginbotham, Robert) (Entered: 09/05/2012)

Sept. 5, 2012

Sept. 5, 2012

PACER
65

MEMORANDUM in Support re 64 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by Venture, Inc. (Higginbotham, Robert) (Entered: 09/05/2012)

Sept. 5, 2012

Sept. 5, 2012

PACER
66

RESPONSE in Opposition re 56 MOTION for Sanctions filed by Venture, Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 - Correspondence and Notice re: scheduling of depositions)(Higginbotham, Robert) (Entered: 09/06/2012)

Sept. 6, 2012

Sept. 6, 2012

PACER
67

MOTION to Stay Proceedings, MOTION for Protective Order by Venture, Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 - Notice of Deposition of Save-A-Lot Food Stores, Ltd., # 2 Exhibit 1a - Second Notice of Deposition of Save-A-Lot Food Stores, Ltd., # 3 Exhibit 2 - Subpoena for Save-A-Lot Food Stores, Ltd., # 4 Exhibit 3 - Subpoena for Best Western North Jackson, # 5 Exhibit 4 - Subpoena for Jeff Stewart, # 6 Exhibit 5 - Notice of Deposition of Venture, Inc., # 7 Exhibit 6 - Notice of Deposition of Dan Myers, # 8 Exhibit 7 - Notice of Deposition of Jeff Stewart, # 9 Exhibit 8 - Notice of Deposition of Sam Whitehead, # 10 Exhibit 9 - Notice of Deposition of Robert Wilkins, # 11 Exhibit 10 - Notice of Deposition of Christopher Fleming, # 12 Exhibit 11 - Notice of Deposition of LeaAnna Sanders, # 13 Exhibit 12 - Requests for Admissions served on Venture, # 14 Exhibit 13 - Good Faith Certificate, # 15 Exhibit 14 - Correspondence re: scheduling of depositions)(Higginbotham, Robert) (Entered: 09/06/2012)

Sept. 6, 2012

Sept. 6, 2012

PACER
68

MEMORANDUM in Support re 67 MOTION to Stay Proceedings MOTION for Protective Order filed by Venture, Inc. (Higginbotham, Robert) (Entered: 09/06/2012)

Sept. 6, 2012

Sept. 6, 2012

PACER

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Linda R. Anderson: Telephone Conference held on 9/7/2012. Participants: Julie Bean, Geral Miller, Steven Murray, Timothy Threadgill, Robert Higginbotham, Edward Sanders and Todd Crowley. Court discussed pending motions 44 and 58 with counsel. Order forthcoming. (WG)

Sept. 7, 2012

Sept. 7, 2012

PACER
69

ORDER re: telephonic status conference conducted 9/7/2012. The Court denied the EEOC's 44 Motion for Extension of Time to Respond to Discovery and dismissed Defendant's 58 Motion to Compel as moot. The attorneys are to engage in a good faith conference regarding the issues contained in the EEOC's motion to compel. Thereafter, on or before 9/19/2012, the EEOC shall file a supplemented motion to compel containing the issues remaining in controversy. Briefing on the pending motions shall be as provided in the local rules, unless additional time is requested. Until a ruling is entered on Defendant's Motion to Stay, all depositions and subpoenas are temporarily stayed. Signed by Magistrate Judge Linda R. Anderson on 9/10/2012. (ACF) (Entered: 09/10/2012)

Sept. 10, 2012

Sept. 10, 2012

PACER
70

NOTICE of Service of Response to Interrogatories by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Miller, Gerald) (Entered: 09/11/2012)

Sept. 11, 2012

Sept. 11, 2012

PACER
71

NOTICE of Service of Response to Request for Production by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Miller, Gerald) (Entered: 09/11/2012)

Sept. 11, 2012

Sept. 11, 2012

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72

Emergency MOTION for Discovery and Enlargement of Time to Respond to Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1- Declaration of Gerald L. Miller)(Miller, Gerald) (Entered: 09/13/2012)

Sept. 13, 2012

Sept. 13, 2012

PACER
73

MEMORANDUM in Support re 72 Emergency MOTION for Discovery and Enlargement of Time to Respond to Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment Pursuant to FRCP 56(d) filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Miller, Gerald) (Entered: 09/13/2012)

Sept. 13, 2012

Sept. 13, 2012

PACER
74

RESPONSE in Opposition re 64 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by Francesa Sanders (Sanders, Edward) (Entered: 09/14/2012)

Sept. 14, 2012

Sept. 14, 2012

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75

ORDER re 72 Emergency MOTION for Discovery and Enlargement of Time to Respond to Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Plaintiff is hereby presently relieved of its duty to respond to the pending Motion for Summary Judgment. A deadline for responding to the Motion for Summary Judgment will be ordered after the subject Rule 56(d) Motion has been fully briefed and considered by the Court. Signed by District Judge William H. Barbour, Jr on 9-17-2012 (Lewis, Nijah) (Entered: 09/17/2012)

Sept. 17, 2012

Sept. 17, 2012

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76

Joint MOTION for Extension of Time to File Supplemental Motion to Compel by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Miller, Gerald) (Entered: 09/19/2012)

Sept. 19, 2012

Sept. 19, 2012

PACER
77

NOTICE of Service of Response to Request for Admissions by Venture, Inc. (Higginbotham, Robert) (Entered: 09/20/2012)

Sept. 20, 2012

Sept. 20, 2012

PACER
78

RESPONSE in Opposition re 67 MOTION to Stay Proceedings MOTION for Protective Order filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Miller, Gerald) (Entered: 09/20/2012)

Sept. 20, 2012

Sept. 20, 2012

PACER
79

MEMORANDUM in Opposition re 67 MOTION to Stay Proceedings MOTION for Protective Order filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1- EEOC's First Interrogatories, # 2 Exhibit 2- EEOC's First Requests for Production, # 3 Exhibit 3- Responses to Interrogatories, # 4 Exhibit 4- Responses to Requests for Production, # 5 Exhibit 5- 7/31/12 e-mail, # 6 Exhibit 6- 8/1/12 letter, # 7 Exhibit 7- 8/1/12 letter, # 8 Exhibit 8- 8/1/12 e-mail, # 9 Exhibit 9- 8/2/12 e-mail, # 10 Exhibit 10- 8/2/12 e-mail, # 11 Exhibit 11- 8/3/12 letter, # 12 Exhibit 12- 8/6/12 e-mail, # 13 Exhibit 13- 8/6/12 e-mail, # 14 Exhibit 14- 8/15/12 e-mail, # 15 Exhibit 15- 8/15/12 e-mail, # 16 Exhibit 16- 8/16/12 e-mail, # 17 Exhibit 17- 5/25/12 e-mail, # 18 Exhibit 18- 7/31/12 e-mail, # 19 Exhibit 19- 8/3/12 e-mail, # 20 Exhibit 20- 8/23/12 e-mail, # 21 Exhibit 21- 8/24/12 letter)(Miller, Gerald) (Entered: 09/20/2012)

Sept. 20, 2012

Sept. 20, 2012

PACER

TEXT ONLY ORDER granting parties' 76 Joint Motion for Extension of Time for the EEOC to File Supplemented Motion to Compel. The parties are directed to continue to engage in discussions to attempt to resolve those issues in controversy set forth in the EEOC's motion to compel. Counsel are to report on their efforts to resolve the issues on or before 11/7/2012. NO WRITTEN ORDER TO FOLLOW. Signed by Magistrate Judge Linda R. Anderson on 9/24/2012. (ACF)

Sept. 24, 2012

Sept. 24, 2012

PACER
80

REPLY to Response to Motion re 64 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by Venture, Inc. (Higginbotham, Robert) (Entered: 09/24/2012)

Sept. 24, 2012

Sept. 24, 2012

PACER

TEXT ONLY ORDER finding as moot Plaintiff's 60 Motion to Expedite. NO WRITTEN ORDER TO FOLLOW. Signed by Magistrate Judge Linda R. Anderson on 10/1/2012. (ACF)

Oct. 1, 2012

Oct. 1, 2012

PACER
81

RESPONSE in Opposition re 72 Emergency MOTION for Discovery and Enlargement of Time to Respond to Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment filed by Venture, Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 - 9/19/12 letter from Venture to the EEOC regarding the EEOCs discovery shortcomings, # 2 Exhibit 2 - Notice of Charge of Discrimination, # 3 Exhibit 3 - Pre-Determination Letter, # 4 Exhibit 4 - Final Determination Letter, # 5 Exhibit 5 - Letter from EEOC dated July 7, 2011, # 6 Exhibit 6 - Revised Conciliation Agreement, # 7 Exhibit 7 - Post-Lawsuit Solicitation Letters, # 8 Exhibit 8 - Affidavit of Robert T. Higginbotham, Jr.)(Higginbotham, Robert) (Entered: 10/01/2012)

Oct. 1, 2012

Oct. 1, 2012

PACER
82

REPLY to Response to Motion re 67 MOTION to Stay Proceedings MOTION for Protective Order filed by Venture, Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 6 - Revised Conciliation Agreement)(Higginbotham, Robert) (Entered: 10/01/2012)

Oct. 1, 2012

Oct. 1, 2012

PACER
83

NOTICE of Service of First Supplemental Response to Interrogatories by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Miller, Gerald) (Entered: 10/03/2012)

Oct. 3, 2012

Oct. 3, 2012

PACER
84

MOTION to Compel by Venture, Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 - Good-Faith Letter with Good-Faith Certificate, # 2 Exhibit 2 - 9/27/12 email seeking discovery)(Higginbotham, Robert) (Entered: 10/04/2012)

Oct. 4, 2012

Oct. 4, 2012

PACER
85

REPLY to Response to Motion re 72 Emergency MOTION for Discovery and Enlargement of Time to Respond to Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment, 73 Memorandum in Support of Motion, 81 Response in Opposition to Motion,, filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Miller, Gerald) (Entered: 10/05/2012)

Oct. 5, 2012

Oct. 5, 2012

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: Mississippi

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 26, 2011

Closing Date: 2013

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

EEOC sued on behalf of several female employees of sale-a-lot alleging sex based discrimination.

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

Venture, Inc. d/b/a Save-A-Lot , Private Entity/Person

Defendant Type(s):

Retailer

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: 325000

Order Duration: 2011 - 2013

Content of Injunction:

Monitoring

Monitor/Master

Implement complaint/dispute resolution process

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Recordkeeping

Issues

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit