Case: EEOC v. Sound Parking

2:04-cv-01792 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington

Filed Date: Aug. 17, 2004

Closed Date: Jan. 28, 2007

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Case Summary

The EEOC's Seattle district office sued Sound Parking Incorporated, a Washington parking lot owner, on August 17, 2004 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. The EEOC's complaint alleged that Sound Parking violated Title VII when it discriminated based on race against the intervenor employee, who intervened in December 2004, by discharging him in retaliation for complaining about a supervisor's use of a racially derogatory epithet. The parties entered into a consen…

The EEOC's Seattle district office sued Sound Parking Incorporated, a Washington parking lot owner, on August 17, 2004 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. The EEOC's complaint alleged that Sound Parking violated Title VII when it discriminated based on race against the intervenor employee, who intervened in December 2004, by discharging him in retaliation for complaining about a supervisor's use of a racially derogatory epithet. The parties entered into a consent decree on January 28, 2005 which stipulated that Sound would pay the intervenor $57,500 in damages, refrain from discriminating in the future, refrain from retaliating, provide a neutral recommendation for the intervenor, implement a revised anti-discrimination policy distributed to all employees, provide Title VII compliance training for its supervisors and managers, and report compliance with the consent decree to the EEOC bi-annually.

The decree was entered in 2005 and scheduled to last 2007. No further docket entries exist, so the case is closed.

Summary Authors

Kevin Wilemon (6/6/2007)

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Docket

EEOC v. Sound Parking Inc

Jan. 28, 2005

Jan. 28, 2005

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Complaint

EEOC v. Sound Parking Inc

Aug. 17, 2004

Aug. 17, 2004

Complaint
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Consent Decree

EEOC v. Sound Parking Inc

Jan. 28, 2005

Jan. 28, 2005

Settlement Agreement

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Docket

Last updated Aug. 15, 2022, 3:05 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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COMPLAINT and JURY TRIAL DEMAND against defendant Sound Parking Incorporated (Summons(es) issued) (Receipt # fee waived) , filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(PM, ) (Entered: 08/19/2004)

Aug. 17, 2004

Aug. 17, 2004

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SERVICE OF SUMMONS and Complaint returned executed upon defendant Sound Parking Incorporated on 9/9/2004 (RS, ) (Entered: 09/15/2004)

Sept. 14, 2004

Sept. 14, 2004

The following alterations to the Electronic Filing Procedures apply in all cases pending before Judge Lasnik:- Section III, Paragraph F - when the aggregate submittal to the court (i.e., the motion, any declarations and exhibits, the proposed order, and the certificate of service) exceeds 50 pages in length, a paper copy of the documents (with tabs or other organizing aids as necessary) shall be delivered to the Clerk's Office for chambers. The chambers copy must be clearly marked with the words "Courtesy Copy of Electronic Filing for Chambers."- Section III, Paragraph K - unless the proposed order is stipulated, agreed, or otherwise uncontested, the parties need not e-mail a copy of the order to the judge's e-mail address. (KERR, ) (Entered: 09/20/2004)

Sept. 20, 2004

Sept. 20, 2004

3

ANSWER to Complaint by Sound Parking Incorporated.(Cuff, Adam) (Entered: 10/13/2004)

Oct. 13, 2004

Oct. 13, 2004

4

ORDER REGARDING INITIAL DISCLOSURES, JOINT STATUS REPORT AND EARLY SETTLEMENT Joint Status Report due by 12/6/2004; by Judge Robert S. Lasnik. (KERR, ) (Entered: 10/25/2004)

Oct. 25, 2004

Oct. 25, 2004

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JOINT STATUS REPORT AND DISCOVERY PLAN by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(Cox, Lisa) Modified text on 11/24/2004 (AF, ). (Entered: 11/23/2004)

Nov. 23, 2004

Nov. 23, 2004

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STIPULATION AND PROPOSED ORDER Stipulated Motion to Intervene as a Plaintiff with Ex. A Complaint by parties. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order to Allow Plaintiff to Intervene)(Wing, Jesse) (Entered: 12/15/2004)

Dec. 15, 2004

Dec. 15, 2004

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ORDER to allow Omar Hashi to intervene as plaintiff by Judge Robert S. Lasnik. (RS, ) (Entered: 12/20/2004)

Dec. 17, 2004

Dec. 17, 2004

8

MINUTE ORDER SETTING TRIAL DATE AND RELATED DATES; Length of Trial: 5 days. Jury Trial set for 11/7/2005 09:00 AM before Hon Robert S. Lasnik. Joinder of Parties due by 1/13/2005; Amended Pleadings due by 5/11/2005; Expert Witness Disclosure due by 5/11/2005; Discovery due by 7/10/2005; Dispositive motions due by 8/9/2005; 39.1 Settlement Report due by 10/10/2005; Settlement conference to be held by 9/8/2005; Motions in Limine due by 10/10/2005; Pretrial Order due by 10/26/2005; Trial briefs to be submitted by 11/2/2005; Voir dire/jury instructions due by 11/2/2005; (KERR, ) (Entered: 12/20/2004)

Dec. 17, 2004

Dec. 17, 2004

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NOTICE by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Consent Decree and [Proposed] Order (Cox, Lisa) (Entered: 01/27/2005)

Jan. 27, 2005

Jan. 27, 2005

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CONSENT DECREE AND ORDER by Judge Robert S. Lasnik. (RS, ) (Entered: 01/31/2005)

Jan. 28, 2005

Jan. 28, 2005

Case Details

State / Territory: Washington

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Aug. 17, 2004

Closing Date: Jan. 28, 2007

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

Sound Parking Incorporated, Private Entity/Person

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: 57500

Order Duration: 2005 - 2007

Content of Injunction:

Retaliation Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Reporting

Expungement of Employment Record

Neutral/Positive Reference

Discrimination Prohibition

Provide antidiscrimination training

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit