Case: EEOC v. NATIONWIDE HOUSING SYSTEMS, INC.

2:00-cv-00125 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Filed Date: March 28, 2000

Closed Date: Jan. 5, 2001

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Case Summary

The San Antonio office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, against Nationwide Housing Systems, Inc. The complaint, filed in March 2000, alleged age discrimination in violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act; specifically that Defendant failed to hire the charging party because of his age (over 40).

The case was referred to mediation in July 2000 and in January 2001 the parties entered into a consent decree. The decree, which was valid for two years, enjoined Defendant from discriminating against its employees based on their age, and required Defendant to pay the charging party $6,500, provide EEO training for its employees, and post a notice of non-discrimination at its facility.

Summary Authors

Shankar Viswanathan (7/6/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:00-cv-00125

Docket (PACER)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Nationwide Housing Systems, Inc.

Feb. 12, 2001

Feb. 12, 2001

Docket
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2:00-cv-00125

Complaint

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Nationwide Housing Systems, Inc.

March 27, 2000

March 27, 2000

Complaint
5

2:00-cv-00125

Order

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Nationwide Housing Systems, Inc.

May 26, 2000

May 26, 2000

Order/Opinion
6

2:00-cv-00125

Final Judgment

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Nationwide Housing Systems, Inc.

May 26, 2000

May 26, 2000

Order/Opinion
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2:00-cv-00125

Consent Decree

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Nationwide Housing Systems, Inc.

Jan. 10, 2001

Jan. 10, 2001

Settlement Agreement
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2:00-cv-00125

Final Judgment Order Entering Consent Decree

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Nationwide Housing Systems, Inc.

Jan. 10, 2001

Jan. 10, 2001

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4396532/equal-employment-opp-v-nationwide-housing-s/

Last updated Aug. 10, 2022, 3:14 a.m.

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COMPLAINT by Equal Employment Opp filed; (drodrigues) Modified on 05/09/2000 (Entered: 03/28/2000)

March 27, 2000

March 27, 2000

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ORDER FOR CONFERENCE AND DISCLOSURE OF INTERESTED PARTIES set scheduling conference for 1:15 5/24/00 before Judge Janis Graham Jack, entered; Parties notified. (drodrigues) (Entered: 03/28/2000)

March 27, 2000

March 27, 2000

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3

CERTIFICATE OF PLAINTIFF REGARDING FINANCIAL INTEREST by Equal Employment Opp filed. (drodrigues) (Entered: 05/08/2000)

May 8, 2000

May 8, 2000

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4

Initial Pretrial conference held before Judge Janis Graham Jack Ct Reporter: Velma Gano Tape Number: 3. Case called. Neither party is present. Case dismissed for failure to prosecute. (drodrigues) (Entered: 05/26/2000)

May 24, 2000

May 24, 2000

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5

ORDER OF DISMISSAL, entered; Parties notified. ( signed by Judge Janis Graham Jack ) (drodrigues) (Entered: 05/26/2000)

May 24, 2000

May 24, 2000

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FINAL JUDGMENT, entered. Parties ntfd. ( signed by Judge Janis Graham Jack ) (drodrigues) (Entered: 05/26/2000)

May 24, 2000

May 24, 2000

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7

WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed as to Nationwide Housing S 5/2/00, filed. (drodrigues) (Entered: 06/05/2000)

June 1, 2000

June 1, 2000

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8

ANSWER to Complaint by Nationwide Housing S (Added attorney William O Ashcraft, Anita Marie Alessandra), filed. (drodrigues) (Entered: 06/06/2000)

June 2, 2000

June 2, 2000

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MOTION for reinstatement by Equal Employment Opp Robert Christan Pittard for plaintiff Equal Employment Opp, Docket Date 6/22/00 [9-1] motion, filed. (drodrigues) (Entered: 06/06/2000)

June 2, 2000

June 2, 2000

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ORDER striking [7-1] executed service, entered; Parties notified. ( signed by Judge Janis Graham Jack ) (drodrigues) (Entered: 06/09/2000)

June 8, 2000

June 8, 2000

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NOTICE of Hearing: Motion hearing set for 4:00 6/20/00 for [9-1] motion for reinstatement before Judge Janis Graham Jack, filed. (drodrigues) (Entered: 06/13/2000)

June 12, 2000

June 12, 2000

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12

EXPEDITED RESPONSE by Nationwide Housing S to [9-1] motion for reinstatement, filed. (drodrigues) (Entered: 06/20/2000)

June 20, 2000

June 20, 2000

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13

DESIGNATION OF LOCAL COUNSEL OF RECORD by Nationwide Housing S designating Roxana Venecia Shia, Tom M Harrison as attorneys of record, filed. (drodrigues) (Entered: 06/20/2000)

June 20, 2000

June 20, 2000

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Motion hearing re: [9-1] motion for reinstatement Motion hearing held; Ct Reporter: Velma Gano Tape Number: 2. Case called. Appearances made. Discussion and arguments heard. Recess. Plaintiff request a continuance, re: negotiations of settlement. Defense requests denial of pltff's motion to reinstate. Court resets this matter for 6/22/00 at 10:30 a.m., by telephone conference call. Pltff to initiate call. (drodrigues) (Entered: 06/21/2000)

June 20, 2000

June 20, 2000

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Motion hearing re: [9-1] motion for reinstatement Ct Reporter: Velma Gano Tape Number: 1. Case called. Appearances made. Parties state they failed to come to an agreement. Court grants ptff's motion to re-instate and set IPTC for 7/6/00 1:15. (drodrigues) (Entered: 06/23/2000)

June 22, 2000

June 22, 2000

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ORDER granting [9-1] motion for reinstatement set parties shall file their joint discovery/case management plan by 7/5/00, entered; Parties notified. ( signed by Judge Janis Graham Jack ) (drodrigues) (Entered: 06/26/2000)

June 22, 2000

June 22, 2000

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17

MOTION for R. Jeffrey Worth to appear pro hac vice, Motion Docket Date 7/16/00 [17-1] motion, filed. (drodrigues) (Entered: 06/26/2000)

June 26, 2000

June 26, 2000

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18

CERTIFICATE REGARDING FINANCIAL INTEREST by Nationwide Housing S, filed. (drodrigues) (Entered: 06/26/2000)

June 26, 2000

June 26, 2000

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ORDER granting [17-1] motion for R. Jeffrey Worth to appear pro hac vice, entered; Parties notified. ( signed by Judge Janis Graham Jack ) (drodrigues) (Entered: 06/29/2000)

June 26, 2000

June 26, 2000

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JOINT REPORT OF MEETING OF COUNSEL AND JOINT DISCOVERY/Case Management Plan by Equal Employment Opp, Nationwide Housing S, filed. (drodrigues) (Entered: 07/05/2000)

July 5, 2000

July 5, 2000

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MOTION and brief in support for sanctions by Nationwide Housing S, Motion Docket Date 7/26/00 [21-1] motion, filed (drodrigues) (Entered: 07/06/2000)

July 6, 2000

July 6, 2000

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RESPONSE by Equal Employment Opp to [21-1] motion for sanctions, filed. (drodrigues) (Entered: 07/06/2000)

July 6, 2000

July 6, 2000

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Initial Pretrial conference held before Judge Janis Graham Jack Ct Reporter: Velma Gano Tape Number: 4. Case called. Parties present. Pltff files amended response to defts' motion for sanctions. Argument heard. Court grants sanctions. Discussion of case matters. Court signs orders. Discussion of discovery issues. Adjourn. (drodrigues) Modified on 07/07/2000 (Entered: 07/07/2000)

July 6, 2000

July 6, 2000

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AMENDED RESPONSE by Equal Employment Opp to [21-1] motion for sanctions, filed. (drodrigues) (Entered: 07/07/2000)

July 6, 2000

July 6, 2000

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SCHEDULING ORDER setting Trial date 8:00 4/3/01 Docket call deadline 8:30 4/2/01 ; Pretrial order to be submitted on or before 3:00 3/23/01 ; Deadline for filing all dispositive motions 1/17/01 ; Joining of parties 7/31/00 ; Amending of pleadings 10/31/00 ; Discovery cutoff 1/31/01 ; before Judge Janis Graham Jack, entered. Parties notified. ( Signed by Judge Janis Graham Jack ) (drodrigues) (Entered: 07/07/2000)

July 6, 2000

July 6, 2000

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ORDER, entered; No later than the original date set for the filing of the Joint Pretrial Order, all parties shall pre-mark and exchange exhibits they intend to use during the course of trial. Parties notified. ( signed by Judge Janis Graham Jack ) (drodrigues) (Entered: 07/07/2000)

July 6, 2000

July 6, 2000

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ORDER FOR REFERRAL TO Mediation, entered. Parties ntfd. mediation deadline is 1/12/01 ( signed by Judge Janis Graham Jack ) (drodrigues) (Entered: 07/07/2000)

July 6, 2000

July 6, 2000

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GENERAL ORDER, entered; Parties notified. ( signed by Judge Janis Graham Jack ) (drodrigues) (Entered: 07/07/2000)

July 6, 2000

July 6, 2000

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29

INITIAL DISCLOSURE by Equal Employment Opp, filed. (fmremp) (Entered: 07/18/2000)

July 14, 2000

July 14, 2000

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30

Unopposed MOTION to extend time for payment of sanctions by Equal Employment Opp Robert Christan Pittard for plaintiff Equal Employment Opp, Motion Docket Date, filed. (fmremp) (Entered: 07/27/2000)

July 24, 2000

July 24, 2000

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ORDER granting [30-1] motion to extend time for payment of sanctions, entered; Parties notified. ( signed by Judge Janis Graham Jack ) (mserpa) (Entered: 08/01/2000)

July 29, 2000

July 29, 2000

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INITIAL DISCLOSURE by Nationwide Housing S, filed. (drodrigues) (Entered: 08/11/2000)

Aug. 9, 2000

Aug. 9, 2000

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ORDER granting [21-1] motion for sanctions, entered; The Court orders plaintiff EEOC to pay to Defendant the sum of $750 no later than 30 days after the date of entry of this order. Parties notified. ( signed by Judge Janis Graham Jack ) (drodrigues) (Entered: 08/28/2000)

Aug. 24, 2000

Aug. 24, 2000

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SUPPLEMENTAL UNOPPOSED MOTION to extend time for payment of sanctions by Equal Employment Opp Robert Christan Pittard for plaintiff Equal Employment Opp, Docket Date [34-1] motion, filed. (drodrigues) (Entered: 08/31/2000)

Aug. 31, 2000

Aug. 31, 2000

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ORDER granting [34-1] motion to extend time for payment of sanctions set payment of sanctions due for 10/27/00, entered; Parties notified. ( signed by Judge Janis Graham Jack ) (drodrigues) (Entered: 09/05/2000)

Aug. 31, 2000

Aug. 31, 2000

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UNOPPOSED MOTION for leave to file First Amended Answer by Nationwide Housing S William O Ashcraft for defendant Nationwide Housing S, Motion Docket Date [36-1] motion, filed. (drodrigues) (Entered: 10/04/2000)

Oct. 3, 2000

Oct. 3, 2000

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ORDER striking [36-1] motion for leave to file First Amended Answer, entered; Parties notified. ( signed by Judge Janis Graham Jack ) (drodrigues) (Entered: 10/10/2000)

Oct. 5, 2000

Oct. 5, 2000

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Unopposed MOTION for leave to file First Amended Answer by Nationwide Housing S William O Ashcraft for defendant Nationwide Housing S, Motion Docket Date, filed. (fmremp) (Entered: 10/18/2000)

Oct. 16, 2000

Oct. 16, 2000

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FIRST AMENDED ANSWER to Complaint by Nationwide Housing S : amends [8-1] answer, filed. (fmremp) (Entered: 10/18/2000)

Oct. 16, 2000

Oct. 16, 2000

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ORDER striking [38-1] motion for leave to file First Amended Answer, entered; Parties notified. ( signed by Judge Janis Graham Jack ) (drodrigues) (Entered: 10/24/2000)

Oct. 19, 2000

Oct. 19, 2000

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UNOPPOSED MOTION for leave to file First Amended Answer by Nationwide Housing S William O Ashcraft for defendant Nationwide Housing S, Motion Docket Date, filed. (drodrigues) (Entered: 10/26/2000)

Oct. 25, 2000

Oct. 25, 2000

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AMENDED ANSWER to Complaint by Nationwide Housing S : amends [8-1] answer, filed. (drodrigues) (Entered: 10/26/2000)

Oct. 25, 2000

Oct. 25, 2000

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ORDER granting [41-1] motion for leave to file First Amended Answer, entered; Parties notified. ( signed by Judge Janis Graham Jack ) (drodrigues) (Entered: 10/31/2000)

Oct. 27, 2000

Oct. 27, 2000

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44

JOINT MOTION to enter consent decree by Equal Employment Opp, Nationwide Housing S, filed (drodrigues) (Entered: 12/27/2000)

Dec. 26, 2000

Dec. 26, 2000

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CONSENT DECREE, entered; parties to bear own costs and attorney's fees incurred in this action. Parties agree there is no "prevailing party" in this action or proceeding. Parties notified ( signed by Judge Janis Graham Jack ) (fmremp) (Entered: 01/10/2001)

Jan. 2, 2001

Jan. 2, 2001

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FINAL JUDGMENT granting [44-1] joint motion to enter consent decree, entered. Court shall retain jurisdiction to enforce terms and conditions as set forth in Consent Decree, attached to parties' Joint Motion to Enter Consent Decree. Therefore ordered that Consent Decree is hereby entered. Parties ntfd. ( signed by Judge Janis Graham Jack ) (fmremp) (Entered: 01/10/2001)

Jan. 5, 2001

Jan. 5, 2001

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SUGGESTION OF BANKRUPTCY by Nationwide Housing S, filed. (drodrigues) (Entered: 02/13/2001)

Feb. 12, 2001

Feb. 12, 2001

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Case Details

State / Territory: Texas

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: March 28, 2000

Closing Date: Jan. 5, 2001

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

Nationwide Housing Systems, Inc. (Corpus Christi, TX), Private Entity/Person

Nationwide Housing Systems, Inc. (Corpus Christi), Private Entity/Person

Nationwide Housing Systems, Inc. (Chicago), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), 29 U.S.C. §§ 621 et seq.

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: 6500

Order Duration: 2001 - 2003

Content of Injunction:

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Discrimination Prohibition

Provide antidiscrimination training

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Hiring

Discrimination-basis:

Age discrimination

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits