Case: EEOC v. GREG & DEB'S, INC d/b/a NORTH PARK LOUNGE CLUBHOUSE

2:06-cv-00769 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Filed Date: June 12, 2006

Closed Date: 2011

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Case Summary

The EEOC sued Greg & Deb's, Inc.; Mark & Greg's, Inc.; and the offending owners on June 12, 2006 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. The EEOC's complaint alleged that the defendants violated Title VII when they discriminated against the intervenor employee, who intervened in August, 2006, based on sex (female) by creating a sexually harassing work environment which lead to her constructive discharge. The parties settled their dispute with a consent decree on M…

The EEOC sued Greg & Deb's, Inc.; Mark & Greg's, Inc.; and the offending owners on June 12, 2006 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. The EEOC's complaint alleged that the defendants violated Title VII when they discriminated against the intervenor employee, who intervened in August, 2006, based on sex (female) by creating a sexually harassing work environment which lead to her constructive discharge. The parties settled their dispute with a consent decree on March 7, 2007, and the intervening plaintiff entered a stipulated dismissal on April 8, 2007. The consent decree stipulated that the defendants would pay the intervenor $150,000 in damages, provide EEO training for all employees, post and distribute notices of EEO rights, annually report complaints of sexual harassment to the EEOC, and allow the EEOC to enter the defendants' business to examine records and interview employees to ensure compliance with the consent decree. The settlement term was four years. The docket sheet does not show any further enforcement; the case was presumably closed in 2011.

Summary Authors

Aaron Weismann (6/8/2007)

People


Judge(s)

Conti, Joy Flowers (Pennsylvania)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Clickner, M. Jean (Pennsylvania)

Cooper, Ronald S. (District of Columbia)

Lee, James L. (District of Columbia)

McNair, Jacqueline H. (Pennsylvania)

O'Boyle, Judith A. (Pennsylvania)

Reams, Gwendolyn Young (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Deluca, Wayne V. (Pennsylvania)

Moran, David M. (Pennsylvania)

Other Attorney(s)

Active

Judge(s)

Conti, Joy Flowers (Pennsylvania)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Clickner, M. Jean (Pennsylvania)

Cooper, Ronald S. (District of Columbia)

Lee, James L. (District of Columbia)

McNair, Jacqueline H. (Pennsylvania)

O'Boyle, Judith A. (Pennsylvania)

Reams, Gwendolyn Young (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Deluca, Wayne V. (Pennsylvania)

Moran, David M. (Pennsylvania)

Other Attorney(s)

Schwartz, Mark D. (Pennsylvania)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket (PACER)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Greg & Deb's, Inc.

April 8, 2007 Docket
1337-1

Complaint

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Greg & Deb's, Inc. d/b/a North Park Lounge Clubhouse, and Mark & Greg's, Inc. d/b/a North Park Lounge Clubhouse

June 12, 2006 Complaint
10

Complaint [Intervenor]

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Elyse Pehel v. Greg & Deb's, Inc., d/b/a North Park Lounge Clubhouse, and Mark & Greg's, Inc., d/b/a North Park Lounge Clubhouse, Deborah Maggio as Executrix of the Estate of Greg Maggio, and Mitchell L. Br

Aug. 11, 2006 Complaint
26

Order

Elyse Pehel v. Greg & Deb's, Inc., d/b/a North Park Lounge Clubhouse, and Mark & Greg's, Inc., d/b/a North Park Lounge Clubhouse, Deborah Maggio as Executrix of the Estate of Greg Maggio, and Mitchell L. Brewer

Dec. 18, 2006 Order/Opinion
34

Consent Decree

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Greg & Deb's, Inc., d/b/a North Park Lounge Clubhouse

March 5, 2007 Settlement Agreement
36

Stipulation of Dismissal of Intervenor Plaintiff's Action

Elyse Pehel v. Greg & Deb's, Inc., d/b/a North Park Lounge Clubhouse, and Mark & Greg's, Inc., d/b/a North Park Lounge Clubhouse, Deborah Maggio as Executrix of the Estate of Greg Maggio, and Mitchell L. Brewer

April 8, 2007 Settlement Agreement

Resources

Title Description External URL

Judicial Independence, Employment Discrimination Studies Funded

Ann Nicholson

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Under the Radar: Visibility and the Effects of Discrimination Lawsuits in Small and Large Firms

Carly Knight, Frank Dobbin, Alexandra Kalev

Research on how discrimination lawsuits affect corporate diversity has yielded mixed results. Qualitative studies highlight the limited efficacy of lawsuits in the typical workplace, finding that lit… April 1, 2022 https://cris.tau.ac.il/...

Docket

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

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT against GREG & DEB'S, INC., MARK & GREG'S, INC. filed by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet # 2 Summons Greg & Deb's# 3 Summons Mark & Greg's)(jsp) (Entered: 06/13/2006)

June 12, 2006

Summons Issued as to GREG & DEB'S, INC., MARK & GREG'S, INC. (jsp) (Entered: 06/13/2006)

June 12, 2006
2

ANSWER to Complaint Asserting Affirmative Defenses Under Rule 12 (b) by GREG & DEB'S, INC., MARK & GREG'S, INC..(Moran, David) (Entered: 07/10/2006)

July 10, 2006
3

AFFIDAVIT of Service for Affidavit of Service on Greg & Deb's, Inc. served on Doug Smith on 06/22/2006, filed by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION. (Clickner, M.) (Entered: 07/11/2006)

July 11, 2006
4

AFFIDAVIT of Service for Affidavit of Service on Mark & Greg's, Inc. served on Doug Smith on 06/22/2006, filed by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION. (Clickner, M.) (Entered: 07/11/2006)

July 11, 2006
5

First MOTION to Intervene as a Party Plaintiff by Elyse Pehel. (Schwartz, Mark) (Entered: 07/17/2006)

July 17, 2006

CLERK'S OFFICE QUALITY CONTROL MESSAGE. re 5 First MOTION to Intervene as a Party Plaintiff ERROR: Proposed Order was made part of main document. CORRECTION: Attorney advised that in future proposed orders are to be made attachments to the main document. Also, the document should be submitted in such a way that the certificate of service is not the first page. The document does not need to be re-filed. This message is for informational purposes only. (jsp, ) (Entered: 07/18/2006)

July 18, 2006
6

RESPONSE to Motion re 5 First MOTION to Intervene as a Party Plaintiff filed by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION. (Clickner, M.) (Entered: 08/02/2006)

Aug. 2, 2006
7

RESPONSE to Motion re 5 First MOTION to Intervene as a Party Plaintiff filed by GREG & DEB'S, INC., MARK & GREG'S, INC.. (Moran, David) (Entered: 08/02/2006)

Aug. 2, 2006
8

ORDER on Motion Practice. Signed by Judge Joy Flowers Conti on 8/3/06. (smc ) (Entered: 08/07/2006)

Aug. 7, 2006
9

ORDER granting 5 Motion filed on behalf of Ms. Elyse Pehel to Intervene. Movant is instructed to file her complaint by 8/24/2006. Signed by Judge Joy Flowers Conti on 8/3/06. (smc ) (Entered: 08/07/2006)

Aug. 7, 2006
10

Intervenor COMPLAINT, filed by Elyse Pehel.(Schwartz, Mark) (Entered: 08/11/2006)

Aug. 11, 2006
11

REPORT of Rule 26(f) Planning Meeting. (Clickner, M.) (Entered: 08/15/2006)

Aug. 15, 2006
12

REPORT of Rule 26(f) Planning Meeting. (Clickner, M.) ERROR: WRONG Event Selected. Document removed from public view. Modified on 8/16/2006 (jsp, ). (Entered: 08/15/2006)

Aug. 15, 2006
13

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION re 11 Report of Rule 26(f) Planning Meeting (Document previously filed electronically) (jsp) (Entered: 08/16/2006)

Aug. 15, 2006

CLERK'S OFFICE QUALITY CONTROL MESSAGE. ERROR: re 12 Report of Rule 26(f) Planning Meeting Wrong event selected. CORRECTION: Re-docketed as Certificate of Service re: Report of Rule 26(f) Planning Meeting. Certificates of Service are usually made part of the main document. If filed separately, the certficate of service event under "Service of Process" should be used. This message is for informational purposes only. (jsp) (Entered: 08/16/2006)

Aug. 16, 2006
15

BRIEF in Support re 14 MOTION to Dismiss filed by DEBORAH MAGGIO, GREG & DEB'S, INC., MARK & GREG'S, INC. (sjs ) (Entered: 09/01/2006)

Aug. 31, 2006

CLERK'S OFFICE QUALITY CONTROL MESSAGE. re 14 MOTION to Dismiss and Brief in Support. ERROR: Documents should have been filed as two separate documents. CORRECTION: Attorney advised in future that documents of that nature are to be filed as separate documents. Clerk of Court docketed Brief in Support of Motion to Dismiss at Docket Entry #15. This message is for informational purposes only. (sjs ) (Entered: 09/01/2006)

Aug. 31, 2006
16

NOTICE of Appearance by Wayne V. Deluca on behalf of MITCHELL L. BREWER (Attachments: # 1Certificate of Service)(Deluca, Wayne) Modified on 9/7/2006 (jsp, ). (Entered: 09/06/2006)

Sept. 6, 2006
17

Disclosure Statement by MITCHELL L. BREWER.. (Deluca, Wayne) (Entered: 09/06/2006)

Sept. 6, 2006

CLERK'S OFFICE QUALITY CONTROL MESSAGE. re 16 Notice of Appearance. ERROR: Attachments not described correctly or no description was provided. CORRECTION: Attachment description corrected. Counsel is advised that any certificate of service should be made part of the main document and not submitted as an attachment. THE DOCUMENT DOES NOT NEED TO BE RE-FILED. This message is for informational purposes only. (jsp, ) (Entered: 09/07/2006)

Sept. 7, 2006
18

CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER: Pursuant to Rule 26(f), the parties must confer to consider the nature and basis of their claims and defenses and the possibilities for a prompt settlement or resolution of the case and to make or arrange for the disclosures required by Rule 26(a)(1) on or before 11/20/2006. The parties shall confer as necessary and file with the Clerk of Court a report within fourteen (14) days after the Rule 26(f) Conference. The Rule 26(f) Report shall be filed no later than 12/5/2006. An Initial Rule 16 Scheduling Conference is scheduled at 4:00 PM on 12/20/2006 in Courtroom 5A before Joy Flowers Conti. Signed by Judge Joy Flowers Conti on 9/18/06. (smc ) (Entered: 09/18/2006)

Sept. 18, 2006
19

MOTION to Dismiss by MITCHELL L. BREWER. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Deluca, Wayne) (Entered: 10/05/2006)

Oct. 5, 2006
20

BRIEF in Support re 19 MOTION to Dismiss filed by MITCHELL L. BREWER. (Deluca, Wayne) (Entered: 10/05/2006)

Oct. 5, 2006
21

RESPONSE in Opposition re 19 MOTION to Dismiss, 14 MOTION to Dismiss filed by ELYSE PEHEL. (Schwartz, Mark) (Entered: 11/06/2006)

Nov. 6, 2006
22

BRIEF in Opposition re 19 MOTION to Dismiss, 14 MOTION to Dismiss filed by ELYSE PEHEL. (Schwartz, Mark) (Entered: 11/06/2006)

Nov. 6, 2006

CLERK'S OFFICE QUALITY CONTROL MESSAGE. re 21 Affidavit in Opposition to Motion. ERROR: Typed name omitted by s/. CORRECTION: Attorney advised of signature requirements. Attorney to resubmit with signature, using Errata event which is located under "Other Documents" in the electronic filing system. This message is for informational purposes only., CLERK'S OFFICE QUALITY CONTROL MESSAGE. ERROR: Proposed Order was made part of main document. CORRECTION: Attorney advised that in future proposed orders are to be made ATTACHMENTS to the main document. Attorney also advised that the event "Response in Opposition to Motion" should used as the document is entitled as such. This message is for informational purposes only. (jsp, ) (Entered: 11/07/2006)

Nov. 7, 2006
23

Errata Re 21 Response to Motion by ELYSE PEHEL. Reason for Correction: lack of signature. (Schwartz, Mark) (Entered: 11/08/2006)

Nov. 8, 2006

CLERK'S OFFICE QUALITY CONTROL MESSAGE. re 23 Errata ERROR: Proposed Order was made part of main document. CORRECTION: Attorney advised that in future proposed orders are to be made ATTACHMENTS to the main document. THE DOCUMENT DOES NOT NEED TO BE RE-FILED. This message is for informational purposes only. (jsp) (Entered: 11/09/2006)

Nov. 9, 2006
24

First MOTION to Compel Answers to Request for Admissions by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION. (Attachments: # 1 Appendix to Motion # 2Proposed Order # 3 Local Rule 37.1 Certificate # 4 Certificate of Service)(Clickner, M.) Modified text to describe attachments on 12/6/2006 (jsp). (Entered: 12/05/2006)

Dec. 5, 2006

CLERK'S OFFICE QUALITY CONTROL MESSAGE. re 24 First MOTION to Compel Answers to Request for Admissions. ERROR: Attachments not described correctly or no description was provided. CORRECTION: Attachment description corrected by Court. Counsel advised that it is the FILER's responsibility to describe attachments. THE DOCUMENT DOES NOT NEED TO BE RE-FILED. This message is for informational purposes only. (jsp) (Entered: 12/06/2006)

Dec. 6, 2006
25

RESPONSE in Opposition to Motion re 24 First MOTION to Compel Answers to Request for Admissions filed by GREG & DEB'S, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order Denying EEOC's Motion to Compel) (Moran, David) Modified text on 12/15/2006 (jsp). (Entered: 12/14/2006)

Dec. 14, 2006
26

ORDER denying 24 Motion to Compel Answers to Commission's Request for Admissions Directed to Defendant Greg & Deb's, Inc as moot based uon the representations made by counsel for defendant. Signed by Judge Joy Flowers Conti on 12/18/06. (smc ) (Entered: 12/18/2006)

Dec. 18, 2006
28

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Joy Flowers Conti : Motion Hearing held on 12/20/2006 re 19 MOTION to Dismiss filed by MITCHELL L. BREWER 14 MOTION to Dismiss filed by GREG & DEB'S, INC., MARK & GREG'S INC., DEBORAH MAGGIO. As set forth more fully on the record, the parties are directed to submit additional briefing to the court. Plaintiff is directed to submit supplemental briefing regarding her wrongful supervision and retention claims on or before Feb. 5, 2007. Defendants are directed to submit supplemental briefing regarding the Workers' Compensation Act on or before Feb. 5, 2007. Responses are due from the parties by March 5, 2007. The parties will engage in mediation with a Magistrate Judge. (Court Reporter M. Powers.) (amj ) (Entered: 12/21/2006)

Dec. 20, 2006

Calendar Entry Status Conference set for 2/2/2007 08:30 AM in Courtroom 5A before Judge Joy Flowers Conti. Text-only entry; no PDF document will issue. This text-only entry constitutes the Court's order or notice on the matter. (amj ) (Entered: 12/21/2006)

Dec. 20, 2006
27

ORDER, A Settlement/Mediation Conference is set for 1/29/2007 10:00 AM before Francis X. Caiazza. Signed by Judge Francis X. Caiazza on 12/21/06. (jhi) (Entered: 12/21/2006)

Dec. 21, 2006

ORDER, at the request of counsel, the Settlement/Mediation Conference is reset for 2/8/2007 09:30 AM before Francis X. Caiazza. All persons with authority to settle shall be present. Signed by Judge Francis X. Caiazza on 1/9/07. Text-only entry; no PDF document will issue. This text-only entry constitutes the Courts order or notice on the matter.(jhi) (Entered: 01/09/2007)

Jan. 9, 2007
29

First MOTION to Extend Time for Status Conference and Discovery by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION. (Attachments: # 1Proposed Order)(Clickner, M.) Modified on 1/10/2007 (jv). (Entered: 01/10/2007)

Jan. 10, 2007

Set/Reset Hearings: Status Conference set for 2/2/2007 is reset for 2/12/2006 04:45 PM in Courtroom 5A before Joy Flowers Conti. Text- only entry; no PDF document will issue. This text-only entry constitutes the Court's order or notice on the matter. (smc ) (Entered: 01/10/2007)

Jan. 10, 2007

CLERK'S OFFICE QUALITY CONTROL MESSAGE. re 29 First MOTION to Extend Time forStatus Conference and Discovery. ERROR: Attachments not described correctly or no description was provided. CORRECTION: Attachment description corrected. This message is for informational purposes only. (jv) (Entered: 01/10/2007)

Jan. 10, 2007

Set/Reset Hearings: Status Conference set for 2/12/2006 is reset for 2/12/2007 04:45 PM in Courtroom 5A before Joy Flowers Conti. Text- only entry; no PDF document will issue. This text-only entry constitutes the Court's order or notice on the matter. (smc ) (Entered: 01/11/2007)

Jan. 11, 2007
30

ORDER granting 29 Motion to Extend Time for Discovery. Discovery due by 2/12/2007. Status Conference set for 2/12/2007 04:45 PM in Courtroom 5A before Joy Flowers Conti. Signed by Judge Joy Flowers Conti on 1/11/07. (smc ) (Entered: 01/12/2007)

Jan. 12, 2007
31

MOTION for Extension of Time to File Briefs by ELYSE PEHEL. (Schwartz, Mark) (Entered: 01/23/2007)

Jan. 23, 2007

ORDER, the Settlement/Mediation Conference currently set for 2/8/07 is now rescheduled to 2/5/2007 09:30 AM before Francis X. Caiazza. All persons with authority to settle shall be present. Any party not who is not available shall file a motion to the court for a possible new date. Signed by Judge Francis X. Caiazza on 1/24/07. Text-only entry; no PDF document will issue. This text-only entry constitutes the Court's order or notice on the matter.(jhi) (Entered: 01/24/2007)

Jan. 24, 2007

CLERK'S OFFICE QUALITY CONTROL MESSAGE. re 31 MOTION for Extension of Time to File Briefs ERROR: Proposed Order was made part of main document. CORRECTION: Attorney advised that in future proposed orders are to be made ATTACHMENTS to the main document. The document does not need to be re-filed. This message is for informational purposes only. (jsp) (Entered: 01/24/2007)

Jan. 24, 2007
32

ORDER granting 31 Motion for Extension of Time to File Briefs. Briefs required as per this Court's Order of December 20, 2006, are hereby required to be filed by March 5, 2007 and April 5, 2007 respectively. Signed by Judge Joy Flowers Conti on 1/24/07. (smc ) (Entered: 01/25/2007)

Jan. 25, 2007
33

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Francis X. Caiazza : Settlement/Mediation Conference held on 2/5/2007. (Court Reporter None.) Case did not settle. (jhi) (Entered: 02/05/2007)

Feb. 5, 2007

Set/Reset Hearings: Status Conference set for 2/12/07 at 4:45 is reset for 2/14/2007 04:45 PM in Courtroom 5A before Joy Flowers Conti. Text- only entry; no PDF document will issue. This text-only entry constitutes the Court's order or notice on the matter. (smc ) (Entered: 02/09/2007)

Feb. 9, 2007

ORDER re Set Hearings. The Status Conference set for 2/14/2007 at 04:45 PM in Courtroom 5A before Joy Flowers Conti is hereby CANCELLED. Text-only entry; no PDF document will issue. This text- only entry constitutes the Court's order or notice on the matter. (mcg) (Entered: 02/13/2007)

Feb. 13, 2007
34

CONSENT DECREE by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION. (Clickner, M.) (Entered: 03/05/2007)

March 5, 2007
35

Approved Consent Decree. This Consent Decree is entered into by the EEOC and Greg & Deb's, Inc. with terms stated in the order. This Consent Decree shall be final and binding between the EEOC and Greg & Deb's, Inc., its directors, officers, agents, employees. This Consent Decree shall fully and finally resolve all claims which were raised by the EEOC in its Complaint in Civil Action No. 06-CV-0769 (W.D. PA). This Consent Decree shall be filed in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and shall continue to be in effect for a period of four (4) years. Any application by any party to modify or vacate this Consent Decree during such period shall be made by motion to the Court on no less than thirty (30) days notice to the other party. The Court retains jurisdiction over this case in order to enforce the terms of the Consent Decree. Signed by Judge Joy Flowers Conti on 3/6/07. (smc ) (Entered: 03/07/2007)

March 7, 2007
36

STIPULATION of Dismissal by ELYSE PEHEL. (Schwartz, Mark) (Entered: 04/08/2007)

April 8, 2007

State / Territory: Pennsylvania

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: June 12, 2006

Closing Date: 2011

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

Mitchell L. Brewer (Gibsonia, PA), Private Entity/Person

Deborah Maggio (Gibsonia, PA), Private Entity/Person

Mark & Greg's, Inc. (Gibsonia, PA), Private Entity/Person

Greg & Deb's, Inc. (Gibsonia, PA), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

State law

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

State Anti-Discrimination Law

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: 150000

Order Duration: 2007 - 2011

Content of Injunction:

Provide antidiscrimination training

Discrimination Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Recordkeeping

Reporting

Monitoring

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

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