Case: EEOC v. DUCLAW BREWERY CO OF ARUNDEL MILLS LLC

1:03-cv-02653 | U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Filed Date: Sept. 16, 2003

Closed Date: Dec. 10, 2004

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Case Summary

In September 2003, the EEOC district office in Baltimore, Maryland brought this suit against the Duclaw Brewing Company of Arundel Hills, LLC, a regional brewery and restaurant chain, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. The complaint alleged that the defendant's managers, upon being appraised of an employee's pregnancy, subjected her to meritless disciplinary warning, threatened demotion, reduced working hours, and ultimately terminated her for complaining about the discrimination. After failed motions for summary judgment by both parties, a consent decree was entered in December 2004.

In the consent decree, the parties agreed the the defendant would pay the aggrieved former employee $20,000, refrain from retaliating or discriminating on the basis of sex, provide EEO training to its employees, and immediately post EEO notices.

Summary Authors

Jason Chester (6/17/2007)

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Docket

EEOC v. Duclaw Brewing Co of Arundel Mills

Dec. 10, 2004 Docket
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Complaint

EEOC v. Duclaw Brewing Co of Arundel Mills LLC

Sept. 16, 2003 Complaint
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Order [Regarding Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment and Plaintiff's Motion for Partial Summary Judgment]

EEOC v. Duclaw Brewing Co of Arundel Mills LLC

Nov. 29, 2004 Order/Opinion
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Consent Decree

EEOC v. Duclaw Brewing Co of Arundel Mills LLC

Dec. 10, 2004 Settlement Agreement

Docket

Last updated May 12, 2022, 8 p.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link
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COMPLAINT against Duclaw Brewing Co. of Arundel Mills, LLC , filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(raf, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/16/2003)

Sept. 16, 2003

JURY TRIAL DEMAND by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (raf, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/16/2003)

Sept. 16, 2003
2

Summons Issued (20 days) as to Duclaw Brewing Co. of Arundel Mills, LLC. (raf, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/16/2003)

Sept. 16, 2003
3

AFFIDAVIT of Service for Summons & complaint served on Jeffrey M. Kotz, Registered Agent on September 26, 2003, filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Lawrence, Debra) (Entered: 10/16/2003)

Oct. 16, 2003
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ANSWER to Complaint by Duclaw Brewing Co. of Arundel Mills, LLC.(Kotz, Jeffrey) (Entered: 10/16/2003)

Oct. 16, 2003
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SCHEDULING ORDER: Status Report due by 3/3/2004.. Signed by Judge Andre M Davis on 10/20/03. (jlb, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/20/2003)

Oct. 20, 2003
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STATUS REPORT prepared jointly and submitted by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Lawrence, Debra) (Entered: 10/31/2003)

Oct. 31, 2003
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STATUS REPORT Joint Status Report and Request for Modification of Scheduling Order by Duclaw Brewing Co. of Arundel Mills, LLC. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order Revised Scheduling Order)(Kotz, Jeffrey) (Entered: 03/02/2004)

March 2, 2004
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AMENDED SCHEDULING ORDER. Signed by Judge Andre M Davis on March 2, 2004. (Judge Davis) (Entered: 03/02/2004)

March 2, 2004
9

STATUS REPORT by Duclaw Brewing Co. of Arundel Mills, LLC. (Kotz, Jeffrey) (Entered: 07/30/2004)

July 30, 2004
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REQUEST for Extension of Time to File Motion for Summary Judgment (Kotz, Jeffrey) (Entered: 09/15/2004)

Sept. 15, 2004
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MARGINAL ORDER re 10 Request for Extension of Time to File filed by Duclaw Brewing Co. of Arundel Mills, LLC granting extension of time. Signed by Judge Andre M Davis on September 15, 2004.(Judge Davis) (Entered: 09/15/2004)

Sept. 15, 2004
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MOTION for Partial Summary Judgment and Opposition to Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Responses due by 10/18/2004 (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum of Law# 2 Notice of Filing Lengthy Exhibit)(Lawrence, Debra) (Entered: 09/29/2004)

Sept. 29, 2004
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RESPONSE in Opposition to Plaintiff's Cross Motion for Partial Summary Judgment filed by Duclaw Brewing Co. of Arundel Mills, LLC. Replies due by 11/1/2004. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit)(Kotz, Jeffrey) (Entered: 10/16/2004)

Oct. 16, 2004
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REPLY to Response to 13 MOTION for Partial Summary Judgment filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Notice of Filing Lengthy Exhibit)(Lawrence, Debra) Modified on 10/22/2004 (jlb, Deputy Clerk). (Entered: 10/22/2004)

Oct. 22, 2004
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Setting date for Hearing on the cross motion for partial summary judgment for Tuesday, November 23, 2004, @ 3:00 p.m. (Judge Andre M. Davis) (Entered: 11/16/2004)

Nov. 16, 2004

Motion Hearing re 12 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by Duclaw Brewing Co. of Arundel Mills, LLC, 13 MOTION for Partial Summary Judgment and Opposition to Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission held before Judge Andre M Davis - ARGUED - Oral opinion rendered by the Court denying motions (Court Reporter S. Cook) (bma, Court Clerk) (Entered: 11/23/2004)

Nov. 23, 2004
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ORDER denying 12 Motion for Summary Judgment, denying 13 Motion for Partial Summary Judgment. Signed by Judge Andre M Davis on November 29, 2004. (Judge Davis) (Entered: 11/29/2004)

Nov. 29, 2004
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ORDER REFERRING CASE to Magistrate Judge Beth P. Gesner for Settlement or other ADR Conference. Signed by Judge Andre M Davis on 11/29/04. (jlb, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/29/2004)

Nov. 29, 2004
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ORDER SETTING Date for Settlement Conference. Signed by Judge Beth P. Gesner on 12/2/04. (jlb, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/02/2004)

Dec. 2, 2004
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ORDER DISMISSING case with each party to bear its own costs otherwise agreed without prejudice to the right of a party to move for good cause to reopen this action if settlement is not consummated. Signed by Judge Andre M Davis on 12/6/04. (jlb, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/07/2004)

Dec. 7, 2004

Settlement Conference held on 12/7/2004 held before Judge Beth P. Gesner. (jlb, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/09/2004)

Dec. 7, 2004

Judge Beth P. Gesner no longer assigned to case. (jlb, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/09/2004)

Dec. 9, 2004
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SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT /Consent Decree by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Lawrence, Debra) (Entered: 12/10/2004)

Dec. 10, 2004

State / Territory: Maryland

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 16, 2003

Closing Date: Dec. 10, 2004

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

Duclaw Brewery Company of Arundel Mills, LLP, 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: 20000

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Demotion

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Discipline

Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)

Discrimination-basis:

Pregnancy discrimination

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits