Case: EEOC v. WildTangent, Inc.

3:02-cv-05484 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington

Filed Date: Sept. 11, 2002

Closed Date: April 23, 2007

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Case Summary

The Seattle District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Wild Tangent, Inc. in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington in September 2002. The complaint alleged that the Defendant violated Title VII by retaliating against the complainant. The complaint and settlement decree indicate that the retaliation was based on sex discrimination. The complainant intervened in this suit, which was successfully settled in April 2003. The four year settlement agreement required the Defendant to pay $25,000 to the complainant in total damages; annually train its managers about sex discrimination and retaliation; post and distribute a notice about Title VII protection to employees; and maintain a complaint and investigation procedure.

Summary Authors

Justin Kanter (5/16/2008)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

3:02-cv-05484

Docket [PACER]

May 16, 2003

May 16, 2003

Docket
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3:02-cv-05484

Complaint

Sept. 11, 2002

Sept. 11, 2002

Complaint
42

3:02-cv-05484

Settlement Agreement

April 23, 2003

April 23, 2003

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/29429834/eeoc-v-wild-tangent-inc/

Last updated July 29, 2022, 3:06 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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COMPLAINT and JURY TRIAL DEMAND (Summons(es) issued) Receipt # fee waived (USA) (PM) (Entered: 09/18/2002)

Sept. 11, 2002

Sept. 11, 2002

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ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for Interested Party Lisa Corricello by Stephen Teller (EC) (Entered: 10/01/2002)

Sept. 21, 2002

Sept. 21, 2002

PACER
2

MOTION by Interested Party Lisa Corricello to intervene NOTED FOR 10/18/02 (EC) (Entered: 09/23/2002)

Sept. 23, 2002

Sept. 23, 2002

PACER
3

DECLARATION of counsel re motion to intervene [2-1] (EC) (Entered: 09/23/2002)

Sept. 23, 2002

Sept. 23, 2002

PACER

LODGED ORDER: re: motion to intervene [2-1] (EC)

Sept. 23, 2002

Sept. 23, 2002

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4

ORDER RE: INITIAL DISCLOSURES, JOINT STATUS REPORT AND EARLY SETTLEMENT. Joint Status Report due 1/22/03 (cc: counsel, Judge) (EC) (Entered: 09/27/2002)

Sept. 27, 2002

Sept. 27, 2002

PACER
5

ORDER re: DISCOVERY and DEPOSITIONS by Judge Franklin D. Burgess (cc: counsel, Judge) (EC) (Entered: 09/27/2002)

Sept. 27, 2002

Sept. 27, 2002

PACER
7

NOTICE OF APPEARANCE for defendant by Carolyn Cairns, and Denise L Ashbaugh (CM) (Entered: 10/11/2002)

Oct. 11, 2002

Oct. 11, 2002

PACER

PROPOSED Stip/Order to Change Venue (EC)

Oct. 17, 2002

Oct. 17, 2002

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8

LETTER by Interested Party re: motion to intervene [2-1] (EC) (Entered: 10/18/2002)

Oct. 18, 2002

Oct. 18, 2002

PACER
9

ORDER by Judge Franklin D. Burgess GRANTING Lisa Corricello's motion to intervene [2-1] (cc: counsel, Judge) (EC) (Entered: 10/18/2002)

Oct. 18, 2002

Oct. 18, 2002

PACER
10

STIPULATION and ORDER to change venue by Judge Franklin D. Burgess: action shall be transferred to USDC WDWA at Seattle (cc: counsel, Judge) (EC) (Entered: 10/18/2002)

Oct. 18, 2002

Oct. 18, 2002

PACER
11

MINUTE ORDER: by Judge Franklin D. Burgess Case reassigned to Judge Marsha J. Pechman (cc: counsel, Judge) (EC) (Entered: 10/18/2002)

Oct. 18, 2002

Oct. 18, 2002

PACER
12

COMPLAINT: Intervention by intervenor-plaintiff Lisa Corricello & jury demand (MD) (Entered: 10/23/2002)

Oct. 21, 2002

Oct. 21, 2002

PACER
13

ACCEPTANCE/ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF SERVICE of summons and complaint by defendant Wild Tangent Inc on 10/16/02 (MD) (Entered: 10/24/2002)

Oct. 23, 2002

Oct. 23, 2002

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14

WAIVER OF SERVICE of summons upon defendant Wild Tangent Inc mailed on 9/18/02 (MD) (Entered: 11/06/2002)

Nov. 2, 2002

Nov. 2, 2002

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15

NOTICE by intervenor-plaintiff Lisa Corricello of change of address (MD) (Entered: 12/03/2002)

Dec. 2, 2002

Dec. 2, 2002

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16

ANSWER to complaint [1-1] by defendant Wild Tangent Inc (MD) (Entered: 01/02/2003)

Jan. 2, 2003

Jan. 2, 2003

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17

ANSWER to complaint of intervenor [12-1] by defendant Wild Tangent Inc (MD) (Entered: 01/02/2003)

Jan. 2, 2003

Jan. 2, 2003

PACER
18

AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE by defendant of answer [17-1], of answer [16-1] (MD) (Entered: 01/02/2003)

Jan. 2, 2003

Jan. 2, 2003

PACER
19

PROTECTIVE ORDER (stipulated) by Judge Marsha J. Pechman : (cc: counsel, Judge) (MD) (Entered: 01/06/2003)

Jan. 6, 2003

Jan. 6, 2003

PACER
20

MOTION by defendant for protective order, oral argument requested NOTED FOR 1/30/03 (MD) (Entered: 01/22/2003)

Jan. 21, 2003

Jan. 21, 2003

PACER
21

DECLARATION of Carolyn Cairns re motion for protective order, oral argument requested [20-1] (MD) (Entered: 01/22/2003)

Jan. 21, 2003

Jan. 21, 2003

PACER
22

DECLARATION of Caitlin Moughon re motion for protective order, oral argument requested [20-1] (MD) Modified on 01/22/2003 (Entered: 01/22/2003)

Jan. 21, 2003

Jan. 21, 2003

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23

DECLARATION of Hui Chong Hoge re motion for protective order, oral argument requested [20-1] (MD) (Entered: 01/22/2003)

Jan. 21, 2003

Jan. 21, 2003

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LODGED ORDER: re: motion for protective order, oral argument requested [20-1] (MD)

Jan. 21, 2003

Jan. 21, 2003

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24

AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE by defendant of motion for protective order, oral argument requested [20-1] (MD) (Entered: 01/22/2003)

Jan. 21, 2003

Jan. 21, 2003

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25

JOINT STATUS REPORT and discovery plan filed by all parties. Est. Trial Days: 8 (MD) (Entered: 01/23/2003)

Jan. 22, 2003

Jan. 22, 2003

PACER
26

RESPONSE by plaintiff to Wildtangent Inc's motion for protective order, oral argument requested [20-1] (MD) (Entered: 01/28/2003)

Jan. 27, 2003

Jan. 27, 2003

PACER
27

DECLARATION of Janet Little by plaintiff re: motion response [26-1] (MD) (Entered: 01/28/2003)

Jan. 27, 2003

Jan. 27, 2003

PACER
28

DECLARATION of Kathryn Olson re: motion response [26-1] (MD) (Entered: 01/28/2003)

Jan. 27, 2003

Jan. 27, 2003

PACER
29

DECLARATION of Teri Healy re: motion response [26-1] (MD) (Entered: 01/28/2003)

Jan. 27, 2003

Jan. 27, 2003

PACER

LODGED ORDER: re: denying deft's motion for protective order [26-1] (MD)

Jan. 27, 2003

Jan. 27, 2003

PACER
30

AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE by plaintiff of motion response [26-1] (MD) (Entered: 01/28/2003)

Jan. 27, 2003

Jan. 27, 2003

PACER
31

RESPONSE by intervenor-plaintiff Lisa Corricello to deft's motion for protective order, oral argument requested [20-1] (MD) (Entered: 01/29/2003)

Jan. 29, 2003

Jan. 29, 2003

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32

REPLY by defendant re: to EEOC's response to motion for protective order, Oral argument requested [20-1] (MD) (Entered: 01/30/2003)

Jan. 29, 2003

Jan. 29, 2003

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33

DECLARATION of Dominique McAree re: reply [32-1] (MD) (Entered: 01/30/2003)

Jan. 29, 2003

Jan. 29, 2003

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34

DECLARATION of Alec Hogg re: reply [32-1] (MD) (Entered: 01/30/2003)

Jan. 29, 2003

Jan. 29, 2003

PACER
35

DECLARATION of Dave Madden re: reply [32-1] (MD) (Entered: 01/30/2003)

Jan. 29, 2003

Jan. 29, 2003

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36

DECLARATION of Hui Chong Hoge re: reply [32-1] (MD) (Entered: 01/30/2003)

Jan. 29, 2003

Jan. 29, 2003

PACER
37

DECLARATION of Lisa M Herb re: reply [32-1] (MD) (Entered: 01/30/2003)

Jan. 29, 2003

Jan. 29, 2003

PACER
38

AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE by defendant of reply [32-1] (MD) (Entered: 01/30/2003)

Jan. 29, 2003

Jan. 29, 2003

PACER
39

ORDER SETTING TRIAL and RELATED DATES by Judge Pechman: Jury trial set for 10/20/03 ; Deadline to Join Additional Parties is 2/27/03 Disclosure of expert testimony due: 4/23/03 ; Motion filing ddl 5/24/03 ; Discovery deadline set for 6/22/03 ; Dispositive Motions to be filed by 7/22/03 ; Settlement conf. per CR 39.1(c)(2) by 8/20/03 ; 39.1 designation effective 9/19/03 ; Motions in Limine deadline 9/22/03 ; Agreed Pretrial Order set for 10/8/03 ; Pretrial Conference set for 3:00 10/10/03 ; Trial brief and exhibits to be submitted by 10/15/03 ; Proposed Voir dire/jury instructions 10/15/03 ; (cc: counsel, Judge) Length of trial: 8 (MD) (Entered: 01/31/2003)

Jan. 30, 2003

Jan. 30, 2003

PACER
40

ORDER by Judge Marsha J. Pechman GRANTING deft's motion for protective order [20-1] (cc: counsel, Judge) (MD) (Entered: 02/26/2003)

Feb. 26, 2003

Feb. 26, 2003

PACER
41

DECLARATION of Heather E Loman (MD) (Entered: 03/10/2003)

March 7, 2003

March 7, 2003

PACER
42

STIPULATION/SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT (MD) (Entered: 04/24/2003)

April 23, 2003

April 23, 2003

Clearinghouse
43

STIPULATION of dismissal (MD) (Entered: 05/19/2003)

May 15, 2003

May 15, 2003

PACER
44

ORDER OF DISMISSAL by Judge Marsha J. Pechman : Counsel having notified the Court of settlement of this case, and it appearing that no issue remains for the Court's determination, IT IS ORDERED that this action and all claims asserted herein are DISMISSED with prejudice and without costs to any party. In the event that settlement is not perfected, any party may move to reopen the case within 30 days of the date of this order (cc: counsel, Judge) (MD) (Entered: 05/19/2003)

May 16, 2003

May 16, 2003

PACER

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: Sept. 11, 2002

Closing Date: April 23, 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

Wild Tangent, Inc. (Redmond, WA), Private Entity/Person

Wild Tangent, Inc. (Unknown), 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:

Voluntary Dismissal

Amount Defendant Pays: 25000

Order Duration: 2003 - 2007

Content of Injunction:

Expungement of Employment Record

Neutral/Positive Reference

Retaliation Prohibition

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Reporting

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Implement complaint/dispute resolution process

Recordkeeping

Monitoring

Discrimination Prohibition

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit