Case: EEOC v. HPD COMMUNICATIONS INC (d/b/a DOCUTECH)

1:00-cv-00206 | U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Filed Date: Jan. 20, 2000

Closed Date: Jan. 12, 2001

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Case Summary

The EEOC's Baltimore, Maryland office filed this lawsuit against the defendant, HPD Communications (d.b.a. Docutech) in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland (Baltimore) on 1/20/2000. With access only to the docket, we have no information about the allegations or the individual complainant. However, the docket does indicate that the individual complainant intervened in the suit and was awarded $35,000 for herself and her attorneys. The consent decree resolving the case was dated 01/12/2001.

Summary Authors

Justin Kanter (6/12/2007)

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Document

1:00-cv-00206

Docket

EEOC v. HPD Communications

Jan. 12, 2001

Jan. 12, 2001

Docket

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Docket

Last updated Aug. 10, 2022, 3:21 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT filed. (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/24/2000)

Jan. 20, 2000

Jan. 20, 2000

1

DEMAND for jury trial by EEOC. (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/24/2000)

Jan. 20, 2000

Jan. 20, 2000

2

SUMMONS(ES) (20 days) issued for HPD Communications. (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/24/2000)

Jan. 24, 2000

Jan. 24, 2000

3

MOTION by Paula Roberts to Intervene as Plaintiff , and proposed intervenor's complaint. (c/s) (das, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/01/2000)

March 1, 2000

March 1, 2000

4

ORDER granting [3-1] motion of Paula Roberts to Intervene as Plaintiff. ( signed by Judge Frederic N. Smalkin 3/2/00) (c/m 3/2/00-chambers) (das, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/02/2000)

March 2, 2000

March 2, 2000

5

Intervenor's COMPLAINT by Paula Roberts against HPD Communications and Mervin F. Wilson. (das, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/02/2000)

March 2, 2000

March 2, 2000

6

RETURN OF SERVICE executed as to HPD Communications 2/11/00; Answer due on 3/2/00 for HPD Communications. (das, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/08/2000)

March 8, 2000

March 8, 2000

7

ANSWER to Complaint by HPD Communications (Attorney Morton Edelstein); jury demand. (c/s) (das, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/08/2000)

March 8, 2000

March 8, 2000

8

Local Rule 103.3 Certification by HPD Communications. (c/s) (das, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/08/2000)

March 8, 2000

March 8, 2000

9

INTERVENOR SUMMONS(ES) (20 day) issued for HPD Communications, Mervin F. Wilson. (das, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/15/2000)

March 15, 2000

March 15, 2000

11

SCHEDULING ORDER ( signed by Judge Frederic N. Smalkin 7/17/00) (c/m 7/17/00-skp) (das, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 07/17/2000)

July 17, 2000

July 17, 2000

12

STATUS REPORT ORDER DIRECTING counsel to give a further update if case has not been settled. ( signed by Judge Frederic N. Smalkin 11/16/00) (c/m 11/16/00-skp) (das, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/16/2000)

Nov. 16, 2000

Nov. 16, 2000

13

MOTION by EEOC for approval and entry of consent decree (jnl, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/12/2001)

Jan. 12, 2001

Jan. 12, 2001

14

CONSENT DECREE DIRECTING defendants jointly and severally pay Paula Roberts and her attorneys the sum of $35,000.00 as therein set forth and "APPROVAL" ( signed by Judge Frederic N. Smalkin 1/12/01) (c/m 1/12/01 skp) (jnl, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/12/2001)

Jan. 12, 2001

Jan. 12, 2001

15

ORDER DISMISSING this action with prejudice with each party bearing its own costs, attorney's fees and expenses ( signed by Judge Frederic N. Smalkin 1/12/01) (c/m 1/12/01 skp) (MICROFILMED 1/12/01) (jnl, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/12/2001)

Jan. 12, 2001

Jan. 12, 2001

Case closed (jnl, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/12/2001)

Jan. 12, 2001

Jan. 12, 2001

Case Details

State / Territory: Maryland

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Jan. 20, 2000

Closing Date: Jan. 12, 2001

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: Unknown

Class Action Outcome: Unknown

Defendants

HPD Communications, Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: 35000

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit