Case: EEOC v. WORLD SAVINGS & LOAN ASSOCIATION, INC.

1:98-cv-03315 | U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Filed Date: Sept. 30, 1998

Closed Date: Oct. 29, 1999

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Case Summary

In September 1998, the EEOC district office in Baltimore, Maryland brought this suit against World Savings & Loan Association, Inc., a general lending association, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, alleging discrimination on the basis of race, religion, and national origin. The defendant moved to stay the proceedings and to compel arbitration on the grounds that the charging parties had signed agreements requiring them to arbitrate all disputes arising out of their emplo…

In September 1998, the EEOC district office in Baltimore, Maryland brought this suit against World Savings & Loan Association, Inc., a general lending association, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, alleging discrimination on the basis of race, religion, and national origin. The defendant moved to stay the proceedings and to compel arbitration on the grounds that the charging parties had signed agreements requiring them to arbitrate all disputes arising out of their employment, including allegations of discrimination. The court declined to stay the case or to compel arbitration, but agreed with the basic premise of the defendant's argument, and simply dismissed the case sua sponte. EEOC v. World Sav. & Loan Ass'n, Inc., 32 F.Supp.2d 833 (D.Md. 1999).

However, the court stipulated that the EEOC was not barred from pursuing class-based equitable relief, and was dismissing the case immediately because it was unclear whether the EEOC wished to pursue such a course or whether it would appeal the court's decision at once. The court said that the case could be reopened if the EEOC wished to continue on without pursuing relief for the charging parties. The EEOC took the court up on this offer. In June 1999, the case was settled; the settlement agreement, eventually approved by the court in October 1999, is not available.

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Jason Chester (6/21/2007)

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1:98-cv-03315

Docket (PACER)

Equal Employment v. World Savings

Oct. 29, 1999

Oct. 29, 1999

Docket
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1:98-cv-03315

Memorandum

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. World Savings and Loan Association, Inc.

32 F.Supp.2d 833

Jan. 12, 1999

Jan. 12, 1999

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

Last updated Sept. 4, 2022, 3:17 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT filed; (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/01/1998)

Sept. 30, 1998

Sept. 30, 1998

1

DEMAND for jury trial by Equal Employment (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/01/1998)

Sept. 30, 1998

Sept. 30, 1998

2

SUMMONS(ES)(20 days) issued for World Savings (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/01/1998)

Oct. 1, 1998

Oct. 1, 1998

3

MOTION with memorandum in support by World Savings to Stay the proceedings , and to Compel Arbitration and exhibits A thru C. (c/s) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/03/1998)

Nov. 2, 1998

Nov. 2, 1998

4

MOTION by World Savings for Irene L. Hill to Appear Pro Hac Vice . (c/s) (fee paid $50.00 receipt B153364 (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/03/1998)

Nov. 2, 1998

Nov. 2, 1998

4

ORDER granting [4-1] motion of Defendant for Irene L. Hill to Appear Pro Hac Vice. ( signed by Judge Andre M. Davis 11/2/98) (c/m 11/3/98) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/03/1998)

Nov. 2, 1998

Nov. 2, 1998

5

MEMORANDUM by Equal Employment in opposition to [3-1] motion of World Savings to Stay the proceedings and to [3-2] motion of World Savings to Compel Arbitration. (c/s) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/20/1998)

Nov. 19, 1998

Nov. 19, 1998

6

REPLY by World Savings to response of Plaintiff to its [3-1] motion to Stay the proceedings and to its [3-2] motion to Compel Arbitration. (c/s) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/07/1998)

Dec. 4, 1998

Dec. 4, 1998

7

MOTION by World Savings for Irene L. Hill to Withdraw as Attorney . (c/s) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/15/1998)

Dec. 14, 1998

Dec. 14, 1998

8

MEMORANDUM ( signed by Judge Andre M. Davis 1/12/99) (c/m 1/12/99) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/12/1999)

Jan. 12, 1999

Jan. 12, 1999

9

ORDER denying [3-1] motion of World Savings to Stay the proceedings; denying [3-2] motion of World Savings to Compel Arbitration; DISMISSING this case with prejudice Sua Sponte; CLOSING case. ( signed by Judge Andre M. Davis 1/12/99 ) (c/m 1/12/99) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/12/1999)

Jan. 12, 1999

Jan. 12, 1999

Case closed (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/12/1999)

Jan. 12, 1999

Jan. 12, 1999

10

MOTION with memorandum in support by Equal Employment to Vacate [9-1] (judgment) order . (c/s) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/25/1999)

Jan. 22, 1999

Jan. 22, 1999

11

ORDER granting [10-1] motion of EEOC to Vacate [9-1] (judgment) order; REOPENING action ( signed by Judge Andre M. Davis 1/26/99) (c/m 1/27/99 jl) (jnl, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/27/1999)

Jan. 26, 1999

Jan. 26, 1999

Case reopened (jnl, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/27/1999)

Jan. 26, 1999

Jan. 26, 1999

11

SCHEDULING ORDER ( signed by Judge Andre M. Davis 1/26/99) (c/m 1/27/99 jl) (jnl, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/27/1999)

Jan. 26, 1999

Jan. 26, 1999

12

RESPONSE by World Savings to [10-1] motion of EEOC to Vacate [9-1] (judgment) order and exhibits 1 and 2. (c/s) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/09/1999)

Feb. 8, 1999

Feb. 8, 1999

13

ORDER ADVISING Judge has already vacated the order of dismissal; DIRECTING discovery is to proceed apace in accordance with the scheduling order previously entered; DIRECTING answer to the complaint shall be filed on or before 2/23/99. ( signed by Judge Andre M. Davis 2/9/99) (c/m 2/10/99) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/10/1999)

Feb. 9, 1999

Feb. 9, 1999

Deadline updated; set Answer deadline to 2/23/99 for World Savings . (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/10/1999)

Feb. 9, 1999

Feb. 9, 1999

14

JOINT MOTION by Equal Employment, World Savings to Amend [11-1] Scheduling order . (c/s) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/23/1999)

March 22, 1999

March 22, 1999

15

AMENDED SCHEDULING ORDER GRANTING [14-1] joint motion to amend [11-1] scheduling order. ( signed by Judge Andre M. Davis 3/22/99) (c/m 3/23/99) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/23/1999)

March 22, 1999

March 22, 1999

16

ANSWER to Complaint by World Savings. (c/s) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/01/1999)

April 1, 1999

April 1, 1999

17

MOTION by Equal Employment to Compel discovery and to order as admitted request for admissions and exhibits 1-3. (c/s) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) Modified on 06/10/1999 (Entered: 06/10/1999)

June 9, 1999

June 9, 1999

18

ORDER granting [17-1] motion of plaintiff to Compel discovery and to order as admitted request for admissions. ( signed by Judge Andre M. Davis 6/29/99) (c/m 6/30/99) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/30/1999)

June 29, 1999

June 29, 1999

19

ORDER DISMISSING civil action with each party to bear its own costs unless otherwise agreed, without prejudice to the right of a party to move for good cause within 60 days to reopen this action if settlement is not consummated. ( signed by Judge Andre M. Davis 6/30/99) (c/m 7/1/99) (microfilemd 7/1/99) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 07/01/1999)

June 30, 1999

June 30, 1999

Case closed (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 07/01/1999)

June 30, 1999

June 30, 1999

20

STIPULATION of dismissal with prejudice and APPROVAL. (signed by Judge Andre M. Davis 10/29/99) (c/m 10/29/99-das) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/29/1999)

Oct. 29, 1999

Oct. 29, 1999

Case Details

State / Territory: Maryland

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 30, 1998

Closing Date: Oct. 29, 1999

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

World Savings & Loan Association, Inc., Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Unknown

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Voluntary Dismissal

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

National origin discrimination

Race discrimination

Religion discrimination

Race:

Race, unspecified

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits