Case: EEOC v. FARMERS COUNTRY MARKET

2:06-cv-00094 | U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico

Filed Date: Feb. 2, 2006

Closed Date: 2009

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Case Summary

This Title VII case was brought in the U.S District Court for the District of New Mexico, against All American Meat, Inc. d/b/a Farmers Country Market. The complaint, filed in February 2006, alleged sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, specifically that Defendant had sexually harassed the charging party and then retaliated against her by discharging her for complaining about the sexual harassment. In August 2006 a consent decree was signed by the judge…

This Title VII case was brought in the U.S District Court for the District of New Mexico, against All American Meat, Inc. d/b/a Farmers Country Market. The complaint, filed in February 2006, alleged sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, specifically that Defendant had sexually harassed the charging party and then retaliated against her by discharging her for complaining about the sexual harassment.

In August 2006 a consent decree was signed by the judge. The decree was valid for 3 years and required the Defendant to pay the charging party a total of $37,500. Defendant was enjoined for discriminating and retaliating against employees in violation of Title VII. Defendant was also required to provide Title VII training to its employees, post a notice of non-discrimination at its facility, designate one of its employees to serve as an investigative officer for sexual harassment issues, and regularly report to the EEOC about its compliance with the decree. The docket sheet doesn't show any further enforcement took place; the case was presumably closed in 2009.

Summary Authors

Shankar Viswanathan (6/26/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket (PACER)

EEOC v. All American Meat

Aug. 7, 2006 Docket
1

Complaint

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. All American Meat, Inc., d/b/a Farmers Country Market

Feb. 2, 2006 Complaint
21

Judgment

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. All American Meat, Inc., d/b/a Farmers Country Market

Aug. 7, 2006 Order/Opinion

Resources

Title Description External URL

Judicial Independence, Employment Discrimination Studies Funded

Ann Nicholson

This brief article describes the Clearinghouse's award of $12,000 to build its collection of employment discrimination class actions brought by private plaintiffs. Nov. 1, 2008 https://law.wustl.edu/...

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

LETTER re: consent to proceed before a US Magistrate Judge (nc) Modified on 02/03/2006 (Entered: 02/03/2006)

Feb. 2, 2006
2

NOTICE by pltf of Refusal to Consent to Proceed before a US Magistrate Judge (nc) (Entered: 02/17/2006)

Feb. 17, 2006
3

MINUTE ORDER: transferring case to the Las Cruces Division and reassigning case from Magistrate Judge Richard Puglisi to District Judge Robert Brack (cc: all counsel*) (sl) (Entered: 02/17/2006)

Feb. 17, 2006
4

ANSWER by defendant All American Meat [1-1] * (sl) (Entered: 03/10/2006)

March 10, 2006
5

ENTRY OF APPEARANCE for defendant by Loralee Hunt and Tandy Hunt* (sl) (Entered: 03/10/2006)

March 10, 2006
6

INITIAL SCHEDULING ORDER by Chief Magistrate Lorenzo F. Garcia Telephonic Rule 16 scheduling conference set for 5/3/06 at 2:00 pm; provisional discovery plan and IPTR due on 4/28/06 (cc: all counsel*) (sl) (Entered: 03/10/2006)

March 10, 2006
7

PROVISIONAL DISCOVERY PLAN by the parties* (dmw) (Entered: 04/20/2006)

April 20, 2006
8

CERTIFICATE of service by plaintiff of initial disclosures to counsel on 5/1/06* (sl) (Entered: 05/03/2006)

May 3, 2006
10

ORDER by Chief Magistrate Lorenzo F. Garcia assigning standard track and setting pretrial deadlines Discovery cutoff 10/2/06 ; Motion Filing cutoff 11/3/06 ; Pretrial order ddl 1/3/07 (cc: all counsel*) (sl) (Entered: 05/04/2006)

May 3, 2006
9

CLERK'S MINUTES: before Chief Magistrate Lorenzo F. Garcia Rule 16 scheduling conference held (sl) (Entered: 05/04/2006)

May 3, 2006
11

ORDER by Chief Magistrate Lorenzo F. Garcia adopting attorneys provisional discovery plan [7-1] except as modified by the IPTR (cc: all counsel) (sl) (Entered: 05/04/2006)

May 3, 2006
12

CERTIFICATE of service by plaintiff of first request for production of documents and first set of interrogatories to counsel on 5/10/06* (sl) (Entered: 05/11/2006)

May 11, 2006
13

INITIAL PRE-TRIAL REPORT District Judge Robert Brack and Chief Magistrate Lorenzo F. Garcia; Discovery set for 10/2/06; mtn filing ddl set for 11/3/06; proposed pretrial order due 1/3/07; Estimated # of Trial Days: 4-6; Chances of Settlement: unknown (cc: all counsel) (bc) (Entered: 05/15/2006)

May 15, 2006
14

NOTICE of hearing; Pretrial conference set for 02/02/07 @ 8:30 am; Final pretrial conference set for 03/02/07 @ 8:30 am; Jury trial set for 04/02/07 @ 9:00 am (cc: all counsel) (bc) (Entered: 05/15/2006)

May 15, 2006
15

CERTIFICATE by defendant of service of offer of judgment to counsel on 5/30/06* (dmw) (Entered: 05/31/2006)

May 30, 2006
17

CERTIFICATE of service by defendant of answers to pltf's first set of interrogatories and request for production to counsel on 6/23/06* (sl) (Entered: 06/26/2006)

June 23, 2006
18

MOTION by defendant to amend answer to complaint * (sl) (Entered: 06/29/2006)

June 29, 2006
19

ORDER by Chief Magistrate Judge Lorenzo F. Garcia granting deft's motion to amend answer to complaint [18-1] (cc: all counsel) (jrm) (Entered: 07/03/2006)

July 3, 2006
20

ORDER by Chief Magistrate Lorenzo F. Garcia setting settlement conference for 9/29/06 at 9:00 am (cc: all counsel*) (sl) (Entered: 07/07/2006)

July 6, 2006
21

JUDGMENT and Decree by District Judge Robert Brack (cc: all counsel) (rg) (Entered: 08/09/2006)

Aug. 7, 2006

State / Territory: New Mexico

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Feb. 2, 2006

Closing Date: 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

All American Meat, Inc. (Roswell), 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: 37500

Order Duration: 2006 - 2009

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Retaliation Prohibition

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Monitoring

Neutral/Positive Reference

Implement complaint/dispute resolution process

Recordkeeping

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