Case: EEOC v. AUTOTRONIC CONTROLS CORPORATION

3:00-cv-00136 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

Filed Date: May 4, 2000

Closed Date: Feb. 7, 2003

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Case Summary

The EEOC's San Antonio district office sued Autotronic Controls Corporation, an engine component manufacturer, on May 4, 2000 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas. The EEOC's complaint is unavailable, however their allegations are contained in the available consent decree, which was signed on February 7, 2001. The EEOC alleged that Autotronic violated Title VII when it discriminated based on race (African American) by creating a hostile work environment and then retaliating against the aggrieved employee for his complaint. The settlement agreement stipulated that Autotronic would pay the aggrieved employee $87,500 in damages, post notice and distribute a pamphlet of EEO rights, provide training for all management personnel, and allow the EEOC to inspect the defendant's El Paso facilities to ensure compliance with the consent decree.

Summary Authors

Aaron Weismann (6/8/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

3:00-cv-00136

Docket

EEOC v. Autotronic Controls Corporation

Feb. 7, 2001

Feb. 7, 2001

Docket
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3:00-cv-00136

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Autotronic Controls Corporation

Feb. 7, 2001

Feb. 7, 2001

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated July 23, 2022, 3:09 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link

Case assigned to Honorable Harry L. Hudspeth (kh) (Entered: 05/04/2000)

May 4, 2000

May 4, 2000

1

Complaint filed. (kh) (Entered: 05/04/2000)

May 4, 2000

May 4, 2000

2

Waiver of Service by Autotronic Controls ; Notice and Request Mailed on 5/10/00 ; Answer due on 7/10/00 for Autotronic Controls (em) (Entered: 05/15/2000)

May 11, 2000

May 11, 2000

3

Motion by Autotronic Controls to continue answer deadline to 7/19/00 (em) (Entered: 07/01/2000)

June 30, 2000

June 30, 2000

4

Order granting motion to continue answer deadline to 7/19/00 [3-1] extending answer due to 7/19/00 for Autotronic Controls (mm1) (Entered: 07/06/2000)

July 5, 2000

July 5, 2000

5

Answer by Autotronic Controls (em) (Entered: 07/19/2000)

July 19, 2000

July 19, 2000

6

Scheduling order setting Joining of parties, amending of pleadings on 8/24/00 Deadline for filing of all motions 1/5/01 Discovery cutoff 12/24/00 Pretrial order to be submitted on or before 1/22/00 ; Alternate Dispute Resolution Report due by 8/24/00 ; Jury trial set for 8:30 2/5/01 ; Consent to Trial by Magistrate due by 8/24/00 (em) (Entered: 07/24/2000)

July 24, 2000

July 24, 2000

7

Notice of right to consent to disposition of a civil case by a U.S. Magistrate (em) (Entered: 07/24/2000)

July 24, 2000

July 24, 2000

8

Non-consent to proceed before a U.S. Magistrate by Equal Employment Opp. Document incorporated into Doc.#8, ADR Report. (em) (Entered: 08/23/2000)

Aug. 22, 2000

Aug. 22, 2000

9

Alternate Dispute Resolution Report filed by Autotronic Controls, and ; Party(s) do not agree to Alternate Dispute Resolution (em) (Entered: 08/24/2000)

Aug. 24, 2000

Aug. 24, 2000

9

Non-consent to proceed before a U.S. Magistrate by Autotronic Controls. Document incorporated into doc.#9, ADR Report. (em) (Entered: 08/24/2000)

Aug. 24, 2000

Aug. 24, 2000

10

Proposed / Witness List by Equal Employment Opp (em) (Entered: 09/06/2000)

Sept. 5, 2000

Sept. 5, 2000

11

Proposed / Witness List and Testifying Experts by Autotronic Controls (em) (Entered: 10/05/2000)

Oct. 5, 2000

Oct. 5, 2000

12

Motion by Equal Employment Opp for leave to take more than ten depositions (fe) (Entered: 12/06/2000)

Dec. 5, 2000

Dec. 5, 2000

13

Response by Autotronic Controls to plaintiff's motion for leave to take more than ten depositions [12-1] (fe) (Entered: 12/11/2000)

Dec. 8, 2000

Dec. 8, 2000

14

Reply by Equal Employment Opp to Defendant's response to Plaintiff's motion for leave to take more than ten depositions [12-1] (fe) (Entered: 12/15/2000)

Dec. 13, 2000

Dec. 13, 2000

15

Supplemental designation of potential witnesses and potential testifying experts filed by Autotronic Controls Re: witness list [11-1] (fe) (Entered: 12/19/2000)

Dec. 15, 2000

Dec. 15, 2000

16

Motion by Equal Employment Opp to strike defendant's supplemental designation of potential witnesses and potential testifying experts (fe) (Entered: 12/19/2000)

Dec. 19, 2000

Dec. 19, 2000

17

Advisory to the court filed by Autotronic Controls withdrawing opposition to plaintiff's motion for leave to take more than ten depositions (fe) (Entered: 12/20/2000)

Dec. 19, 2000

Dec. 19, 2000

18

Order granting motion for leave to take more than ten depositions [12-1] (fe) (Entered: 12/21/2000)

Dec. 21, 2000

Dec. 21, 2000

19

Response by Autotronic Controls motion to strike defendant's supplemental designation of potential witnesses and potential testifying experts [16-1] and motion for leave to supplement it's potential witness list (fe) (Entered: 12/26/2000)

Dec. 22, 2000

Dec. 22, 2000

20

Motion by Equal Employment Opp for leave to file motion in excess of ten pages (fe) (Entered: 01/08/2001)

Jan. 5, 2001

Jan. 5, 2001

21

Order granting motion for leave to file motion for partial summary judgment in excess of ten pages [20-1] (fe) (Entered: 01/10/2001)

Jan. 9, 2001

Jan. 9, 2001

22

Motion by Equal Employment Opp with brief in support for partial summary judgment on defendant's affirmative defenses (fe) (Entered: 01/10/2001)

Jan. 10, 2001

Jan. 10, 2001

23

Affidavits by Equal Employment Opp in support of motion for partial summary judgment on defendant's affirmative defenses [22-1] (fe) (Entered: 01/10/2001)

Jan. 10, 2001

Jan. 10, 2001

25

Motion and objections by Autotronic Controls to strike affidavits submitted in support of plaintiff's motion for partial summary judgment (fe) (Entered: 01/23/2001)

Jan. 22, 2001

Jan. 22, 2001

26

Response by Autotronic Controls to Plaintiff's motion for partial summary judgment on defendant's affirmative defenses [22-1] (fe) (Entered: 01/23/2001)

Jan. 22, 2001

Jan. 22, 2001

Proposed pre-trial order received from Equal Employment Opp (fe) Modified on 01/24/2001 (Entered: 01/23/2001)

Jan. 23, 2001

Jan. 23, 2001

27

Joint motion by Equal Employment Opp, Autotronic Controls for leave to file pre-trial order out of time (fe) Modified on 01/24/2001 (Entered: 01/23/2001)

Jan. 23, 2001

Jan. 23, 2001

28

Pretrial order filed (fe) (Entered: 01/24/2001)

Jan. 23, 2001

Jan. 23, 2001

29

Notice of attorney appearance for Equal Employment Opp by Judith G. Taylor (fe) (Entered: 01/31/2001)

Jan. 30, 2001

Jan. 30, 2001

30

Motion by Autotronic Controls in limine (fe) (Entered: 01/31/2001)

Jan. 31, 2001

Jan. 31, 2001

Pretrial conference held. Parties announce settlement. Documents to be filed 2/05/01 (fe) (Entered: 02/05/2001)

Feb. 2, 2001

Feb. 2, 2001

31

Consent judgment for Equal Employment Opp against Autotronic Controls (Pages: 6) (fe) (Entered: 02/07/2001)

Feb. 7, 2001

Feb. 7, 2001

Clearinghouse

Consent Decree filed. Case closed (fe) (Entered: 02/07/2001)

Feb. 7, 2001

Feb. 7, 2001

Case Details

State / Territory: Texas

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Key Dates

Filing Date: May 4, 2000

Closing Date: Feb. 7, 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

Autotronic Controls Corporation (El Paso, TX), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

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: 87500

Order Duration: 2001 - 2003

Content of Injunction:

Neutral/Positive Reference

Expungement of Employment Record

Monitoring

Discrimination Prohibition

Retaliation Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

Black

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits