Case: EEOC v. NEW PALACE CASINO LLC

1:99-cv-00270 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi

Filed Date: July 8, 1999

Closed Date: June 24, 2002

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Case Summary

The Birmingham District Office brought this action in the U.S District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, against New Palace Casino, LLC. The complaint was filed in July 1999, but we do not have access to it. The charging party intervened in September 1999. Defendant moved for summary judgment in February 2001, but the motion was never ruled upon because the parties settled in June 2001. A consent decree was signed by the judge in February 2002. The only document we have for this case is the docket.

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Kevin Wilemon (6/14/2007)

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1:99-cv-00270

Docket (PACER)

Equal Employment v. New Palace Casino

June 24, 2002

June 24, 2002

Docket

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Docket

Last updated Sept. 3, 2022, 3:09 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT; jury demand; Notice of Assignment mailed. (spc) (Entered: 07/09/1999)

July 8, 1999

July 8, 1999

Magistrate Judge Assignment - Louis Guirola (spc) (Entered: 07/09/1999)

July 8, 1999

July 8, 1999

Case assigned to Pending Track - designation of appropriate track will be made after Case Management Conference and a final track assignment. (spc) (Entered: 07/09/1999)

July 8, 1999

July 8, 1999

2

WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed as to New Palace Casino 7/20/99 Answer due on 9/20/99 for New Palace Casino (spc) (Entered: 08/19/1999)

Aug. 19, 1999

Aug. 19, 1999

3

Notice of Service of Disclosure by plaintiff Equal Employment (spc) (Entered: 08/19/1999)

Aug. 19, 1999

Aug. 19, 1999

4

ANSWER to Complaint by defendant New Palace Casino (Attorney Jess Hays Dickinson, J. Henry Ros, Katharine M. Samson) (spc) (Entered: 09/20/1999)

Sept. 20, 1999

Sept. 20, 1999

5

Notice of Service of Disclosure by defendant New Palace Casino (spc) (Entered: 09/20/1999)

Sept. 20, 1999

Sept. 20, 1999

Case Management Conference set at 11:00 11/1/99 location: Gulfport before Magistrate Judge Louis Guirola Jr. copies mailed to Jess Hays Dickinson, Mildred Byrd, Sharon S. Day (spc) (Entered: 09/20/1999)

Sept. 20, 1999

Sept. 20, 1999

6

MOTION by movant Gloria Covert to Intervene as party plaintiff (spc) (Entered: 09/27/1999)

Sept. 27, 1999

Sept. 27, 1999

7

ORDER Extending Time until 10/15/99 for New Palace Casino to respond to motion for leave to intervene ( signed by Magistrate Judge Louis Guirola Jr. ); copies mailed. (spc) (Entered: 10/07/1999)

Oct. 7, 1999

Oct. 7, 1999

8

RESPONSE by defendant New Palace Casino to [6-1] motion to Intervene as party plaintiff by movant (spc) (Entered: 10/21/1999)

Oct. 21, 1999

Oct. 21, 1999

Case Management Conference re-set at 9:00 1/6/00 location: Gulfport, MS, before Magistrate Judge Louis Guirola Jr. copies mailed to Kathleen L. Smiley, Ronald W. Lewis, Lisa S. Rohman, Katharine M. Samson, J. Henry Ros, Jess Hays Dickinson, Mildred Byrd, Jerome C. Rose, Sharon S. Day (mbs (Entered: 10/25/1999)

Oct. 25, 1999

Oct. 25, 1999

9

MOTION by defendant New Palace Casino for James Matte to Appear Pro Hac Vice (spc) (Entered: 10/25/1999)

Oct. 25, 1999

Oct. 25, 1999

11

ORDER granting [9-1] motion for James Matte to Appear Pro Hac Vice on behalf of New Palace Casino. ( signed by Magistrate Judge Louis Guirola Jr. ); copies mailed. (spc) (Entered: 10/29/1999)

Oct. 29, 1999

Oct. 29, 1999

12

Notice of Service of Interrogatories by defendant New Palace Casino to plaintiff. (wld) (Entered: 11/17/1999)

Nov. 17, 1999

Nov. 17, 1999

13

Notice of Service of Request for Production of Documents by defendant New Palace Casino to plaintiff. (wld) (Entered: 11/17/1999)

Nov. 17, 1999

Nov. 17, 1999

14

NOTICE of Appearance by J. Henry Ros for New Palace. (fe) (Entered: 12/30/1999)

Dec. 30, 1999

Dec. 30, 1999

Case Management Conference held (spc) (Entered: 01/10/2000)

Jan. 6, 2000

Jan. 6, 2000

15

ORDER Continuing case management conference to 1:30 p.m. on 2/15/00 due to possibility of a settlement being reached. ( signed by Magistrate Judge Louis Guirola Jr. ); copies mailed. (spc) (Entered: 01/10/2000)

Jan. 10, 2000

Jan. 10, 2000

16

Minute entry: case management conference held 1/6/00 before Judge Guirola. Possibility of settlement. Parties to exchange info and report back to Court. Telephone conference rescheduled for 2/15/00 at 1:30. (spc) (Entered: 01/10/2000)

Jan. 10, 2000

Jan. 10, 2000

Case Management Conference (telephone) reset at 1:30 2/15/00 (spc) (Entered: 01/10/2000)

Jan. 10, 2000

Jan. 10, 2000

17

ORDER granting Gloria Covert's [6-1] motion to Intervene as party plaintiff. Covert granted leave to file complaint in intervention. ( signed by Judge Dan M. Russell Jr. ); copies mailed. (spc) (Entered: 02/11/2000)

Feb. 11, 2000

Feb. 11, 2000

18

RE-NOTICE of Hearing: case management conference reset to 3/1/00 at 11:00 a.m. in Gulfport. (spc) (Entered: 02/14/2000)

Feb. 14, 2000

Feb. 14, 2000

Case Management Conference re- set at 11:00 3/1/00 (spc) (Entered: 02/14/2000)

Feb. 14, 2000

Feb. 14, 2000

19

Re-NOTICE of Hearing: Case management conference reset for 3/1/00 at 11:30 a.m. (spc) (Entered: 02/23/2000)

Feb. 23, 2000

Feb. 23, 2000

Case Management Conference re-set at 11:30 3/1/00 (spc) (Entered: 02/23/2000)

Feb. 23, 2000

Feb. 23, 2000

20

MOTION by intervenor-plaintiff Gloria Covert to Substitute Attorney William Kulick for Attorneys Rohman and Lewis (spc) (Entered: 03/01/2000)

March 1, 2000

March 1, 2000

Case Management Conference held (spc) (Entered: 03/03/2000)

March 1, 2000

March 1, 2000

21

ORDER granting [20-1] motion to Substitute Attorney William Kulick for Attorneys Rohman and Lewis. (Terminated attorney Ronald W. Lewis, attorney Lisa S. Rohman for Gloria Covert; Added William M. Kulick) ( signed by Magistrate Judge Louis Guirola Jr. ); copies mailed. (spc) (Entered: 03/02/2000)

March 2, 2000

March 2, 2000

Case Management Conference set at 11:30 4/6/00 location: Gulfport, MS, before Magistrate Judge Louis Guirola Jr. copies mailed to William M. Kulick, Kathleen L. Smiley, James L. Matte, Katharine M. Samson, J. Henry Ros, Jess Hays Dickinson, Mildred Byrd, Jerome C. Rose, Sharon S. Day (mbs (Entered: 03/03/2000)

March 3, 2000

March 3, 2000

22

Minute entry: case management conference held 3/1/00 before Judge Guirola. Order entered substituting counsel for Covert. Follow-up telephone conference which had been scheduled did not occur because Covert's former counsel were to have initiated call. Conference re- scheduled for 4/6/00 at 11:30 a.m. (spc) (Entered: 03/03/2000)

March 3, 2000

March 3, 2000

Case Management Conference (telephonic) re-set at 11:30 4/6/00 before Magistrate Judge Louis Guirola Jr. (spc) (Entered: 03/03/2000)

March 3, 2000

March 3, 2000

23

NOTICE of Hearing: case management conference reset for 4/6/00 at 11:30. (spc) (Entered: 03/08/2000)

March 8, 2000

March 8, 2000

24

ORDER continuing case management conference until 4/6/00 at 11:30 a.m. Conference shall be conducted with all parties represented in person by counsel, not telephonically. (signed by Judge Dan M. Russell Jr. ); copies mailed. (spc) (Entered: 03/09/2000)

March 9, 2000

March 9, 2000

Per Order this date Case Management Conference reset at 11:30 4/6/00 location: Gulfport before Magistrate Judge Louis Guirola Jr.- counsel to appear in person (not telephonically) (spc) (Entered: 03/09/2000)

March 9, 2000

March 9, 2000

Case Management Conference re-set at 11:00 4/13/00 location: Gulfport, MS, before Magistrate Judge Louis Guirola Jr. copies mailed to William M. Kulick, Kathleen L. Smiley, James L. Matte, Katharine M. Samson, J. Henry Ros, Jess Hays Dickinson, Mildred Byrd, Jerome C. Rose, Sharon S. Day (mbs (Entered: 03/29/2000)

March 29, 2000

March 29, 2000

Case Management Conference re-set at 2:00 4/18/00 location: Gulfport, MS, before Magistrate Judge Louis Guirola Jr. copies mailed to William M. Kulick, Kathleen L. Smiley, James L. Matte, Katharine M. Samson, J. Henry Ros, Jess Hays Dickinson, Mildred Byrd, Jerome C. Rose, Sharon S. Day (mbs (Entered: 04/03/2000)

April 3, 2000

April 3, 2000

Case Management Conference held (wld) (Entered: 04/21/2000)

April 18, 2000

April 18, 2000

25

CONSENT to trial by Magistrate by plaintiff Equal Employment, defendant New Palace Casino, intervenor-plaintiff Gloria Covert (spc) (Entered: 04/19/2000)

April 19, 2000

April 19, 2000

25

ORDER REFERRING CASE to Magistrate Judge Louis Guirola Jr. for all further proceedings and entry of judgment.( signed by Judge Dan M. Russell Jr. ); copies mailed. (spc) (Entered: 04/19/2000)

April 19, 2000

April 19, 2000

Case assigned to Standard Track. (wld) (Entered: 04/21/2000)

April 21, 2000

April 21, 2000

27

ORDER ReSetting Deadlines for Dft Designation of Experts to 10/11/00 ; Pla. Designation of Experts to 9/11/00 ; ( signed by Magistrate Judge Louis Guirola Jr. ); copies mailed. (spc) (Entered: 08/15/2000)

Aug. 15, 2000

Aug. 15, 2000

28

RETURN of SUBPOENA EXECUTED as to Ms. Employment Security Commission (avm) (Entered: 08/21/2000)

Aug. 21, 2000

Aug. 21, 2000

29

RETURN of SUBPOENA executed as to Sands Hotel & Casino, Sahara Hotel & Casino, Beau Rivage, Grand Casino. (spc) (Entered: 08/29/2000)

Aug. 29, 2000

Aug. 29, 2000

30

Notice of Service of Interrogatories and requests for production by defendant New Palace Casino (spc) (Entered: 09/05/2000)

Sept. 5, 2000

Sept. 5, 2000

31

NOTICE by defendant New Palace Casino to take deposition of Gloria Covert 10/3/00 (spc) (Entered: 09/06/2000)

Sept. 6, 2000

Sept. 6, 2000

32

RETURN of SUBPOENA executed as to Grand Casinos Biloxi (spc) (Entered: 09/11/2000)

Sept. 11, 2000

Sept. 11, 2000

33

RETURN of SUBPOENA executed as to New Palace Casino (spc) (Entered: 09/13/2000)

Sept. 13, 2000

Sept. 13, 2000

34

ORDER granting parties extension of time to designate experts. Set Case Management Order Deadlines Dft Designation of Experts by 11/11/00 ; Pla. Designation of Experts by 10/11/00 ; ( signed by Magistrate Judge Louis Guirola Jr. ); copies mailed. (spc) (Entered: 09/15/2000)

Sept. 15, 2000

Sept. 15, 2000

35

MOTION by defendant New Palace Casino to Quash subpoena (spc) (Entered: 09/19/2000)

Sept. 19, 2000

Sept. 19, 2000

36

RESPONSE by plaintiff Equal Employment to [35-1] motion to Quash subpoena. (spc) (Entered: 09/26/2000)

Sept. 26, 2000

Sept. 26, 2000

37

NOTICE of Attorney Appearance for plaintiff Equal Employment by Ermea J. Russell (spc) (Entered: 10/02/2000)

Oct. 2, 2000

Oct. 2, 2000

38

NOTICE of substitution of lead trial counsel for plaintiff Equal Employment. (Proposed Order has been submitted) (spc) (Entered: 10/03/2000)

Oct. 3, 2000

Oct. 3, 2000

39

MOTION by plaintiff Equal Employment for Sharon S. Day to Withdraw as Attorney and to Substitute Attorney Ermea J. Russell (spc) (Entered: 10/04/2000)

Oct. 4, 2000

Oct. 4, 2000

41

DESIGNATION of EXPERTS by plaintiff Equal Employment (spc) (Entered: 10/11/2000)

Oct. 11, 2000

Oct. 11, 2000

42

Notice of Service of Interrogatories and requests for production by intervenor-plaintiff Gloria Covert (spc) (Entered: 10/12/2000)

Oct. 12, 2000

Oct. 12, 2000

43

Notice of Service of supplemental Interrogatories and requests for production by intervenor-plaintiff Gloria Covert (spc) (Entered: 10/13/2000)

Oct. 13, 2000

Oct. 13, 2000

44

NOTICE by defendant New Palace Casino to take deposition of Susan Hopper 10/31/00 (spc) (Entered: 10/18/2000)

Oct. 18, 2000

Oct. 18, 2000

45

MOTION by defendant New Palace Casino for conference (spc) (Entered: 10/24/2000)

Oct. 24, 2000

Oct. 24, 2000

46

RESPONSE by plaintiff Equal Employment to [45-1] motion for conference by defendant (spc) (Entered: 10/27/2000)

Oct. 27, 2000

Oct. 27, 2000

47

MOTION by defendant New Palace Casino to preclude testimony of Franklin (spc) (Entered: 11/02/2000)

Nov. 2, 2000

Nov. 2, 2000

48

Minute entry: status conference held 11/1/00 before Judge Guirola. Amended Scheduling Order to be entered. (spc) (Entered: 11/08/2000)

Nov. 8, 2000

Nov. 8, 2000

49

ORDER granting [45-1] motion for conference. As to this motion, the matters dealt with at the conference will be ruled upon and by separate Order to follow. Re-Set Case Management Order Deadlines Dft Designation of Experts by 12/8/00 ; Discovery Cutoff 2/9/01 ; Jury Trial 6/11/01 ; Motion Filing Deadline on 2/23/01 ; Pla. Designation of Experts by 11/11/00 ; ( signed by Magistrate Judge Louis Guirola Jr. ); copies mailed. (spc) (Entered: 11/13/2000)

Nov. 9, 2000

Nov. 9, 2000

50

RETURN of SUBPOENA executed as to Susan Hopper (spc) (Entered: 11/13/2000)

Nov. 9, 2000

Nov. 9, 2000

51

MEMORANDUM OPINION and ORDER granting [45-1] motion for Rule 16 conference. The Conference was properly moved for and granted. Further ordered that the evidence presented to the Court revealed that the actions or inactions by EEOC or its former counsel in this matter was not shown to be improper under the rules of this Court. ( signed by Magistrate Judge Louis Guirola Jr.); copies mailed. (spc) (Entered: 11/13/2000)

Nov. 13, 2000

Nov. 13, 2000

52

RESPONSE by intervenor-plaintiff Gloria Covert to [47-1] motion to preclude testimony of Franklin (spc) (Entered: 11/13/2000)

Nov. 13, 2000

Nov. 13, 2000

53

Notice of Service of Response by defendant New Palace Casino to Covert's 1st Interrogatories, 1st Request for Production, and Supplemental Discovery (avm) (Entered: 11/22/2000)

Nov. 22, 2000

Nov. 22, 2000

54

REPLY by defendant New Palace Casino to response to [47-1] motion to preclude testimony of Franklin (spc) (Entered: 12/01/2000)

Nov. 30, 2000

Nov. 30, 2000

55

RESPONSE by plaintiff Equal Employment to motion for additional time to designate expert. (spc) (Entered: 02/15/2001)

Feb. 15, 2001

Feb. 15, 2001

56

MOTION by defendant New Palace Casino for Summary Judgment (avm) (Entered: 02/23/2001)

Feb. 23, 2001

Feb. 23, 2001

57

MEMORANDUM OPINION and ORDER denying [47-1] motion to preclude testimony of Franklin. ( signed by Magistrate Judge Louis Guirola Jr. ) ;copies mailed. (spc) (Entered: 03/09/2001)

March 9, 2001

March 9, 2001

58

ORDER Extending Time for intervenor to file answer to motion for summary judgment until 3/26/01. ( signed by Magistrate Judge Louis Guirola Jr. ); copies mailed. (spc) (Entered: 03/09/2001)

March 9, 2001

March 9, 2001

59

RESPONSE by plaintiff Equal Employment to [56-1] motion for Summary Judgment by defendant (spc) (Entered: 03/13/2001)

March 12, 2001

March 12, 2001

60

ORDER granting defendant until 4/9/01 to fully designate expert. ( signed by Magistrate Judge Louis Guirola Jr. ); copies mailed. (spc) (Entered: 03/16/2001)

March 16, 2001

March 16, 2001

61

ORDER Extending Time for Covert to respond to motion for summary judgment until 4/2/01. ( signed by U. S. Magistrate Judge Louis Guirola ); copies mailed. (spc) (Entered: 03/28/2001)

March 28, 2001

March 28, 2001

62

RESPONSE by intervenor-plaintiff Gloria Covert to [56-1] motion for Summary Judgment by defendant (spc) (Entered: 04/02/2001)

April 2, 2001

April 2, 2001

63

Change of address for James L. Matte, attorney for New Palace Casino (spc) (Entered: 04/09/2001)

April 9, 2001

April 9, 2001

64

DESIGNATION of EXPERTS by defendant New Palace Casino (spc) (Entered: 04/10/2001)

April 10, 2001

April 10, 2001

65

ORDER Extending Time to 4/26/01 for New Palace to reply to response to motion for summary judgment.( signed by Magistrate Judge Louis Guirola Jr. ); copies mailed. (spc) (Entered: 04/11/2001)

April 11, 2001

April 11, 2001

66

MOTION by intervenor-plaintiff Gloria Covert in Limine (spc) (Entered: 04/23/2001)

April 23, 2001

April 23, 2001

67

MOTION by defendant New Palace Casino in Limine (spc) (Entered: 04/24/2001)

April 24, 2001

April 24, 2001

68

REPLY by defendant New Palace Casino to plaintiff's response to [56-1] motion for Summary Judgment by defendant (wld) (Entered: 04/26/2001)

April 26, 2001

April 26, 2001

69

RESPONSE by intervenor-plaintiff Gloria Covert to [67-1] motion in Limine (spc) (Entered: 04/30/2001)

April 30, 2001

April 30, 2001

71

RESPONSE by plaintiff Equal Employment to [67-1] motion in Limine by defendant (spc) (Entered: 05/01/2001)

May 1, 2001

May 1, 2001

72

NOTICE of Hearing: reset Pretrial Conference for 10:00 5/17/01 in Gulfport before Judge Guirola (spc) (Entered: 05/07/2001)

May 7, 2001

May 7, 2001

73

RESPONSE by defendant New Palace Casino to [66-1] motion in Limine by intervenor-plaint (spc) (Entered: 05/07/2001)

May 7, 2001

May 7, 2001

74

REPLY by defendant New Palace Casino to response to [47-1] motion to preclude testimony of Franklin (spc) (Entered: 05/07/2001)

May 7, 2001

May 7, 2001

Pre-Trial Conference held (spc) (Entered: 05/25/2001)

May 17, 2001

May 17, 2001

75

Minute entry: Pretrial held 5/17/01 before Judge Guirola. Court engaged in settlement negotiations. Conference will reconvene 5/22/01 at 1:00 p.m. (spc) (Entered: 05/22/2001)

May 22, 2001

May 22, 2001

76

NOTICE of Attorney Appearance for defendant New Palace Casino by Angela Spivey Carter (spc) (Entered: 05/24/2001)

May 24, 2001

May 24, 2001

77

Minute entry: Pretrial/settlement conference continuation held 5/22/01 before Judge Guirola. Settlement negotiations continued along with revisions to PTO. Conf. will reconvene 5/23/01 at 2:00. (spc) (Entered: 05/25/2001)

May 25, 2001

May 25, 2001

78

Minute entry: pretrial/settlement conference continuation held before Judge Guirola 5/23/01. Parties will continue to discuss settlement. PTO finalized. Trial to begin 6/13/01. ETT 3-4 days. (spc) (Entered: 05/25/2001)

May 25, 2001

May 25, 2001

79

PRETRIAL ORDER: estimated length of trial 4 days, filed ( signed by Magistrate Judge Louis Guirola Jr. ) (spc) (Entered: 05/25/2001)

May 25, 2001

May 25, 2001

80

Change of address for attorneys James L. Matte and Angela M. Spivey (spc) (Entered: 05/30/2001)

May 30, 2001

May 30, 2001

81

NOTICE of Hearing: Motion Hearing set for 8:30 6/11/01 for [67-1] motion in Limine , with certificate of service attached. (spc) (Entered: 06/01/2001)

June 1, 2001

June 1, 2001

82

RETURN of SUBPOENA executed as to Beth Holland (spc) (Entered: 06/04/2001)

June 4, 2001

June 4, 2001

83

RETURN of SUBPOENA executed as to Carol Brand (spc) (Entered: 06/04/2001)

June 4, 2001

June 4, 2001

84

RETURN of SUBPOENA EXECUTED as to Lisa Hutto-Mavar (avm) (Entered: 06/08/2001)

June 8, 2001

June 8, 2001

85

Minute entry: Settlement conference held 6/11/01 before Judge Guirola. Margaret Kinchen court reporter. Case settled 2 days prior to trial. Record made of settlement. Court will enter order of dismissal. (spc) (Entered: 06/13/2001)

June 13, 2001

June 13, 2001

86

JUDGMENT Dismissing case with prejudice upon announcement of compromise and settlement by the parties. ( signed by Magistrate Judge Louis Guirola Jr. ); copies mailed. (spc) (Entered: 06/13/2001)

June 13, 2001

June 13, 2001

Case Details

State / Territory: Mississippi

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: July 8, 1999

Closing Date: June 24, 2002

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

New Palace Casino, LLC, 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:

Unknown

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit