Case: EEOC v. RENTOWN

6:03-cv-00078 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia

Filed Date: June 27, 2003

Closed Date: April 20, 2004

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Case Summary

The EEOC's Atlanta district office filed suit against L.A. Waters Furniture Company on June 27, 2003 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia. The EEOC's complaint alleged that Waters violated Title VII when it discriminated against the intervenor employee, who intervened on August 11, 2003, based on sex (female) by fostering an environment in which she was sexually harassed and retaliated against her when she complained about her treatment. In March 2004, Waters filed a motion for summary judgment, which was never resolved. On April 8, 2004, the parties settled and the consent decree was placed under seal.

Summary Authors

Aaron Weismann (5/31/2007)

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Document

6:03-cv-00078

Docket (PACER)

Equal Employment v. L.A. Waters Furniture Company

April 20, 2004

April 20, 2004

Docket
1

6:03-cv-00078

Complaint

EEOC v. L.A. Waters Furniture Company, Inc., d/b/a Rentown

June 27, 2003

June 27, 2003

Complaint
8

6:03-cv-00078

Intervenor's Complaint

EEOC v. L.A. Waters Furniture Company, Inc., d/b/a Rentown

Aug. 11, 2003

Aug. 11, 2003

Complaint
33

6:03-cv-00078

Order

EEOC v. L.A. Waters Furniture Company, Inc., d/b/a Rentown

April 8, 2004

April 8, 2004

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 12, 2022, 3:17 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT (ssl) (Entered: 06/27/2003)

June 27, 2003

June 27, 2003

2

GENERAL ORDER RE: Rule 26(f) Report ( signed by Magistrate Judge G. R. Smith ); [EOD Date 6/27/03] copies served. (ssl) (Entered: 06/27/2003)

June 27, 2003

June 27, 2003

3

WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed as to L.A. Waters Furnitur 7/2/03 Answer due on 8/31/03 for L.A. Waters Furnitur (ww1) (Entered: 07/16/2003)

July 16, 2003

July 16, 2003

4

ANSWER to Complaint by L.A. Waters Furnitur (Attorney George H. Rountree) (ww1) (Entered: 07/16/2003)

July 16, 2003

July 16, 2003

5

MOTION by Monica Strobridge to Intervene with brief in support. (ww1) (Entered: 07/30/2003)

July 30, 2003

July 30, 2003

6

MEMORANDUM by Monica Strobridge in support of [5-1] motion to Intervene by Monica Strobridge (ww1) (Entered: 07/30/2003)

July 30, 2003

July 30, 2003

7

ORDER granting [5-1] motion to Intervene as Plaintiff-Intervenor in this action and ordering that the complaint filed therewith be deemed filed instanter (signed by Judge B. Avant Edenfield); [EOD Date 8/11/03] copies served. (ww1) (Entered: 08/11/2003)

Aug. 11, 2003

Aug. 11, 2003

8

Intervenor's COMPLAINT by Monica Strobridge against L.A. Waters Furnitur (ww1) (Entered: 08/11/2003)

Aug. 11, 2003

Aug. 11, 2003

9

MOTION by Monica Strobridge for leave of absence for M. Ayres Gardner for intervenor-plaintiff Monica Strobridge from August 18-21 2003 and September 24-26, 2003 with brief in support. (ssl) (Entered: 08/12/2003)

Aug. 12, 2003

Aug. 12, 2003

Motion(s) referred: [9-1] motion for leave of absence for M. Ayres Gardner for intervenor-plaintiff Monica Strobridge from August 18-21 2003 and September 24-26, 2003 referred to Magistrate Judge G. R. Smith (ssl) (Entered: 08/12/2003)

Aug. 12, 2003

Aug. 12, 2003

10

Rule 26(f) report filed by L.A. Waters Furnitur, Monica Strobridge, Equal Employment . (kts) (Entered: 08/19/2003)

Aug. 19, 2003

Aug. 19, 2003

11

ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF SERVICE AND ANSWER to Complaint by L.A. Waters Furnitur (kts) (Entered: 08/19/2003)

Aug. 19, 2003

Aug. 19, 2003

12

ORDER granting [9-1] motion for leave of absence for M. Ayres Gardner for intervenor-plaintiff Monica Strobridge from August 18-21 2003 and September 24-26, 2003 ( signed by Magistrate Judge G. R. Smith ); [EOD Date 8/20/03] copies served. (ssl) (Entered: 08/20/2003)

Aug. 20, 2003

Aug. 20, 2003

13

SCHEDULING ORDER setting Joining of parties,amending of pleadings by 9/14/03 ; Expert witness report by plaintiff due by 10/30/03 ; Expert witness report by Defendant due by 11/29/03 ; Discovery cutoff 1/2/04 ; Motion Filing deadline on 2/1/04 ; Summary Judgment deadline on 2/1/04 ; Status Report due on 11/3/03 ; signed by Magistrate Judge G. R. Smith copies served. (kts) (Entered: 08/21/2003)

Aug. 21, 2003

Aug. 21, 2003

14

Litigants' Bill of Rights filed by Equal Employment (ssl) (Entered: 09/17/2003)

Sept. 17, 2003

Sept. 17, 2003

15

Litigants' Bill of Rights filed by L.A. Waters Furnitur (ssl) (Entered: 10/07/2003)

Oct. 6, 2003

Oct. 6, 2003

16

Litigants' Bill of Rights filed by Monica Strobridge (ssl) (Entered: 10/16/2003)

Oct. 16, 2003

Oct. 16, 2003

17

JOINT STATUS REPORT by Equal Employment, Monica Strobridge, L.A. Waters Furnitur (lne) (Entered: 10/30/2003)

Oct. 30, 2003

Oct. 30, 2003

18

MOTION by Equal Employment for Steven M. Tapper to Withdraw as Attorney with brief in support. (lne) (Entered: 10/30/2003)

Oct. 30, 2003

Oct. 30, 2003

20

NOTICE of Attorney Appearance for Monica Strobridge by William J. Cobb (wwp) (Entered: 10/31/2003)

Oct. 31, 2003

Oct. 31, 2003

Motion(s) referred: [18-1] motion for Steven M. Tapper to Withdraw as Attorney referred to Magistrate Judge G. R. Smith (lne) (Entered: 11/17/2003)

Nov. 17, 2003

Nov. 17, 2003

21

ORDER granting [18-1] motion for Steven M. Tapper to Withdraw as Attorney (Terminated attorney Steven M. Tapper for Equal Employment (signed by Magistrate Judge G. R. Smith); [EOD Date 11/25/03] copies served. (kts) (Entered: 11/25/2003)

Nov. 24, 2003

Nov. 24, 2003

22

JOINT MOTION by Equal Employment, L.A. Waters Furnitur, Monica Strobridge, L.A. Waters Furnitur to Extend Discovery for an additional thirty days (ssl) (Entered: 12/24/2003)

Dec. 24, 2003

Dec. 24, 2003

Motion(s) referred: [22-1] joint motion to Extend Discovery for an additional thirty days referred to Magistrate Judge G. R. Smith (ssl) (Entered: 12/24/2003)

Dec. 24, 2003

Dec. 24, 2003

23

ORDER granting [22-1] joint motion to Extend Discovery for an additional thirty days reset Discovery deadline to 2/2/04 , reset Motion Filing deadline to 3/3/04 ( signed by Magistrate Judge G. R. Smith ); [EOD Date 1/5/04] copies served. (kts) (Entered: 01/05/2004)

Jan. 5, 2004

Jan. 5, 2004

24

JOINT MOTION by Equal Employment, L.A. Waters Furnitur, Monica Strobridge, L.A. Waters Furnitur to Extend Time (wwp) (Entered: 02/24/2004)

Feb. 20, 2004

Feb. 20, 2004

Motion(s) referred: [24-1] joint motion to Extend Time referred to Magistrate Judge G. R. Smith (wwp) (Entered: 02/24/2004)

Feb. 24, 2004

Feb. 24, 2004

25

ORDER granting [24-1] joint motion to Extend Time reset Motion Filing deadline to 4/2/04 . All other provisions of the 1/5/04, Amended Scheduling Order remain unchanged ( signed by Magistrate Judge G. R. Smith); [EOD Date 3/1/04] copies served. (kts) (Entered: 03/01/2004)

March 1, 2004

March 1, 2004

26

MOTION by L.A. Waters Furnitur for Summary Judgment with brief in support. (lne) (Entered: 03/25/2004)

March 24, 2004

March 24, 2004

27

NOTICE issued re: [26-1] motion for Summary Judgment (lne) (Entered: 03/25/2004)

March 24, 2004

March 24, 2004

28

MEMORANDUM by L.A. Waters Furnitur in support of [26-1] motion for Summary Judgment by L.A. Waters Furnitur (lne) (Entered: 03/25/2004)

March 24, 2004

March 24, 2004

29

STATEMENT OF MATERIAL FACTS by defendant L.A. Waters Furnitur in support of [26-1] motion for Summary Judgment by L.A. Waters Furnitur (lne) (Entered: 03/25/2004)

March 24, 2004

March 24, 2004

30

Defendant's Request for filing of Original Discovery Materials (lne) (Entered: 03/25/2004)

March 24, 2004

March 24, 2004

31

NOTICE of filing original discovery materials by L.A. Waters Furnitur (lne) (Entered: 03/25/2004)

March 24, 2004

March 24, 2004

32

DEPOSITION of Monica Strobridge Re: [26-1] motion for Summary Judgment by L.A. Waters Furnitur (lne) (Entered: 03/25/2004)

March 24, 2004

March 24, 2004

33

ORDER that this case has been settled and is dismissed w/prej., except that the Court expressly retains jurisdiction to enforce any settlement the parties may care to file, under seal if so desired, w/i 30 dys of the date this Order is filed. (signed by Judge B. Avant Edenfield); [EOD Date 4/8/04] copies served. (kts) (Entered: 04/08/2004)

April 8, 2004

April 8, 2004

Case closed (kts) (Entered: 04/08/2004)

April 8, 2004

April 8, 2004

34

MOTION by L.A. Waters Furnitur to Seal Decree . (kts) (Entered: 04/20/2004)

April 19, 2004

April 19, 2004

35

Under Seal ORDER/Consent Decree . ( signed by Judge B. Avant Edenfield ); [EOD Date 4/21/04] copies served. (wwp) (Entered: 04/21/2004)

April 20, 2004

April 20, 2004

36

ORDER granting [34-1] motion to Seal Decree. Neither the consent decree nor its consents shall be disclosed by any party without further order of this Court. ( signed by Judge B. Avant Edenfield ); [EOD Date 4/21/04] copies served. (wwp) (Entered: 04/21/2004)

April 20, 2004

April 20, 2004

Case Details

State / Territory: Georgia

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: June 27, 2003

Closing Date: April 20, 2004

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers.

Plaintiff Type(s):

EEOC Plaintiff

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

EEOC

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

L.A. Waters Furniture Company, Inc. (Swainsboro, Georgia), 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

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit