Case: EEOC v. Servicing Solutions

2:02-cv-72797 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Filed Date: July 9, 2002

Closed Date: Feb. 6, 2003

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Case Summary

In July 2002, the EEOC's Detroit District Office filed this suit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan against Servicing Solutions, L.L.C. The complaint alleged discrimination by the defendant on the basis of sex in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the defendant's Vice President subjected the charging party, a female employee, to a sexually hostile work environment and quid pro quo sexual harassment by making sexually explicit and vulgar comments to the employee and demoting her when she refused his request for sex. The defendant answered the complaint in August 2002; thereafter, a discovery plan was filed and a settlement conference set. In February 2003, the parties stipulated to a dismissal, probably due to a settlement.

Summary Authors

Kevin Wilemon (5/30/2007)

People


Judge(s)

Carlson, Thomas (Michigan)

Woods, George E. (Michigan)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Dawkins, Robert (Michigan)

Inzeo, Nicholas (District of Columbia)

Rapport, Adele (Michigan)

Judge(s)

Carlson, Thomas (Michigan)

Woods, George E. (Michigan)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Dawkins, Robert (Michigan)

Inzeo, Nicholas (District of Columbia)

Rapport, Adele (Michigan)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket (PACER)

Feb. 7, 2003 Docket
1

Complaint and Jury Trial Demand

Equal Employment Opportunities Commission v. Servicing Solutions

July 9, 2002 Complaint
11

Stipulation of Dismissal

Feb. 6, 2003 Order/Opinion

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Docket

Last updated May 12, 2022, 8 p.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT, with jury demand (RH) (Entered: 07/10/2002)

July 9, 2002
2

APPEARANCE for Svc Solutions L L C of attorney Liliana A. Ciccodicola (kb) (Entered: 08/06/2002)

Aug. 2, 2002
3

ANSWER by Svc Solutions L L C to complaint [1-1]; jury demand (kb) (Entered: 08/06/2002)

Aug. 2, 2002
4

PROOF of service by Svc Solutions L L C of [3-1], [2-1] (kb) (Entered: 08/06/2002)

Aug. 2, 2002
5

NOTICE by the court of Rule 16 and Rule 26(f) scheduling consultation (kb) (Entered: 08/09/2002)

Aug. 8, 2002
6

PROOF of service by plaintiff of attorney appearance (ew) (Entered: 09/10/2002)

Sept. 9, 2002
7

PROOF of service of Svc Solutions L L C Initial Disclosure (ew) (Entered: 09/12/2002)

Sept. 12, 2002
8

DISCOVERY plan jointly filed pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(f) (dh) (Entered: 09/16/2002)

Sept. 13, 2002
9

ORDER by Judge George E. Woods, setting settlement conference for 1/30/03 , with proof of mailing. [EOD Date 1/21/03] (RH) (Entered: 01/21/2003)

Jan. 17, 2003
10

NOTICE by counsel for defendant Svc Solutions L L C of change of address with proof of service (lh) (Entered: 01/27/2003)

Jan. 24, 2003
11

ORDER by Judge George E. Woods with stipulation dismissing the case with prejudice [EOD Date: 2/7/03 (ew) (Entered: 02/07/2003)

Feb. 6, 2003

State / Territory: Michigan

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: July 9, 2002

Closing Date: Feb. 6, 2003

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

Servicing Solutions, L.L.C. (Southfield), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Unknown

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Demotion

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits