Case: EEOC v. DOURON, INC.

1:05-cv-02553 | U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Filed Date: Sept. 14, 2005

Closed Date: June 7, 2009

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Case Summary

The EEOC's Baltimore District Office filed this suit against Douron, Inc., d/b/a Douron Corporate Furniture, in September 2005 alleging discrimination in violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 ("ADEA"). Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant denied the charging party a promotion because of his age, hiring a less-qualified but younger individual instead. The defendant filed an answer to the complaint in October 2005, and it then appears there was little or no action in the case until June 2006 when the parties settled through a consent decree.

Under the terms of the three-year decree, containing a non-discrimination clause, the defendant agreed to: post EEOC-provided posters and notices, provide ADEA training to its managers and officers, and pay the charging party $30,000. The docket sheet does not show any further enforcement took place; the case was presumably closed in 2009.

Summary Authors

Michele Marxkors (5/29/2007)

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Document

1:05-cv-02553

Docket [PACER]

EEOC v. Douron, Inc.

June 7, 2006

June 7, 2006

Docket
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1:05-cv-02553

[Complaint]

EEOC v. Douron, Inc.

Sept. 14, 2005

Sept. 14, 2005

Complaint
6

1:05-cv-02553

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Douron, Inc.

June 7, 2006

June 7, 2006

Settlement Agreement

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Docket

Last updated Aug. 6, 2022, 3:10 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT against Douron, Inc. , filed by EEOC. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(apl, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/15/2005)

Sept. 14, 2005

Sept. 14, 2005

Jury Trial Demand by EEOC. (apl, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/15/2005)

Sept. 14, 2005

Sept. 14, 2005

2

NOTICE OF LAWSUIT AND REQUEST FOR WAIVER OF SERVICE OF SUMMONS by EEOC (apl, Deputy Clerk). (Entered: 09/15/2005)

Sept. 15, 2005

Sept. 15, 2005

3

WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed by EEOC. Douron, Inc. waiver sent on 10/17/2005, answer due 12/16/2005. (Andrew, Regina) (Entered: 10/20/2005)

Oct. 20, 2005

Oct. 20, 2005

4

ANSWER to Complaint by Douron, Inc..(Burch, Traci) (Entered: 10/24/2005)

Oct. 24, 2005

Oct. 24, 2005

5

SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT Consent Decree by EEOC. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit "A"# 2 Exhibit "B")(Andrew, Regina) (Entered: 06/07/2006)

June 7, 2006

June 7, 2006

6

CONSENT DECREE and approval. Signed by Judge Andre M Davis on 6/7/06. (jlb, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/08/2006)

June 7, 2006

June 7, 2006

Case Details

State / Territory: Maryland

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 14, 2005

Closing Date: June 7, 2009

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

Douron, Inc. (Owings Mills), Private Entity/Person

Douron, Inc. (Owings Mills), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), 29 U.S.C. §§ 621 et seq.

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: 30000

Order Duration: 2006 - 2009

Content of Injunction:

Reporting

Discrimination Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Promotion

Discrimination-basis:

Age discrimination

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits