Case: EEOC v. Sodd Enterprises

3:04-cv-01754 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

Filed Date: Aug. 12, 2004

Closed Date: 2007

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Case Summary

In August 2004, the Dallas District Office brought this suit against Sodd Enterprises, Inc. (owner of Sodd Electric Co., Inc.) in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas alleging discrimination on the basis of race in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant discriminated against the charging party, a black employee, by subjecting him to a racially hostile work environment and terminating him in retaliatio…

In August 2004, the Dallas District Office brought this suit against Sodd Enterprises, Inc. (owner of Sodd Electric Co., Inc.) in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas alleging discrimination on the basis of race in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant discriminated against the charging party, a black employee, by subjecting him to a racially hostile work environment and terminating him in retaliation for his complaints of the harassment. After some scheduling orders, the parties settled in March 2005 through a consent decree.

The two-year decree prohibited the defendant from discriminating and retaliating and required the defendant to: post a Title VII notice, inform its employees quarterly of its complaint procedure and the consequences of discriminating, provide Title VII training for its employees, report to the EEOC at specified intervals, and pay the charging party $50,000.

The decree was entered in 2005 and scheduled to last 2007. No further docket entries exist, so the case is closed.

Summary Authors

Jason Chester (7/9/2007)

Clearinghouse (12/26/2018)

People


Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Dubey, Devika S. (Texas)

Other Attorney(s)

Active

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Dubey, Devika S. (Texas)

Other Attorney(s)

Butler, Allen (Texas)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

3:04-cv-01754

Docket

EEOC v. Sodd Enterprises Inc et al

March 31, 2005

March 31, 2005

Docket
1

3:04-cv-01754

Complaint

EEOC v. Sodd Enterprises Inc et al

Aug. 12, 2004

Aug. 12, 2004

Complaint
20

3:04-cv-01754

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Sodd Enterprises Inc et al

March 31, 2005

March 31, 2005

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated Sept. 5, 2022, 3:07 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT against Sodd Electric Co., Inc, Sodd Enterprises, Inc , filed by Equal Employent Opportunty Commission.(klm, ) (Entered: 08/12/2004)

Aug. 12, 2004

Aug. 12, 2004

***Magistrate Judge Kaplan chosen by random selection to handle matters that may be referred in this case. (klm, ) (Entered: 08/12/2004)

Aug. 12, 2004

Aug. 12, 2004

DEMAND for Trial by Jury by Equal Employent Opportunty Commission. (see image 1) (klm, ) (Entered: 08/12/2004)

Aug. 12, 2004

Aug. 12, 2004

2

CERTIFICATE OF INTERESTED PERSONS by Equal Employent Opportunty Commission. (klm, ) (Entered: 08/12/2004)

Aug. 12, 2004

Aug. 12, 2004

3

Summons Issued as to Sodd Enterprises, Inc. (klm, ) (Entered: 08/30/2004)

Aug. 27, 2004

Aug. 27, 2004

4

Summons Issued as to Sodd Electric Co., Inc, Sodd Enterprises, Inc. (klm, ) (Entered: 09/02/2004)

Sept. 1, 2004

Sept. 1, 2004

5

ANSWER to Complaint by Sodd Electric Co., Inc.(klm, ) (Entered: 09/29/2004)

Sept. 27, 2004

Sept. 27, 2004

6

ANSWER to Complaint by Sodd Enterprises, Inc.(klm, ) (Entered: 09/29/2004)

Sept. 28, 2004

Sept. 28, 2004

7

CERTIFICATE OF INTERESTED PERSONS by Sodd Electric Co., Inc. (klm, ) (Entered: 10/05/2004)

Oct. 5, 2004

Oct. 5, 2004

8

Order for Scheduling Order Proposal: Proposed Scheduling Order due by 11/18/2004. (Signed by Judge Ed Kinkeade on 10/7/04) (klm, ) (Entered: 10/08/2004)

Oct. 7, 2004

Oct. 7, 2004

9

CERTIFICATE OF INTERESTED PERSONS by Sodd Enterprises, Inc. (klm, ) (Entered: 10/08/2004)

Oct. 8, 2004

Oct. 8, 2004

10

JOINT STATUS REPORT by Equal Employent Opportunty Commission, Sodd Electric Co., Inc, Sodd Enterprises, Inc. (klm, ) (Entered: 11/19/2004)

Nov. 18, 2004

Nov. 18, 2004

11

SCHEDULING ORDER: Amended Pleadings due by 2/22/2005. Discovery due by 10/31/2005. Joinder of Parties due by 2/22/2005. Jury Trial set for three-week docket beginning 2/6/2006 09:00 AM before Judge Ed Kinkeade. Motions due by 11/28/2005. Proposed Pretrial Order due by 1/23/2006. Pretrial Materials due by 1/23/2006. (Signed by Judge Ed Kinkeade on 12/12/04) (klm, ) (Entered: 12/13/2004)

Dec. 13, 2004

Dec. 13, 2004

12

Parties Agreed Joint Designation of Mediator by Equal Employent Opportunty Commission, Sodd Enterprises, Inc, Sodd Electric Co., Inc. (Allen Butler) (klm, ) (Entered: 12/17/2004)

Dec. 17, 2004

Dec. 17, 2004

13

AGREED MOTION AND MEDIATION to Extend Time for mediation by Equal Employent Opportunty Commission, Sodd Enterprises, Inc, Sodd Electric Co., Inc.(cxb, ) (Entered: 01/07/2005)

Jan. 6, 2005

Jan. 6, 2005

14

ORDER granting 13 Motion to Extend Time for mediation. Ordered that the mediation deadline be extended until 3/4/05. (Signed by Judge Ed Kinkeade on 1/11/05) (cxb, ) (Entered: 01/12/2005)

Jan. 11, 2005

Jan. 11, 2005

15

Order Directing Administrative Closure. The parties are directed to file the necessary dismissal papers with the Clerk's Office within 30 days from the date of this order. The Clerk is instructed to submit a JS-6 form to the AO, thereby removing this case from the statistical records. (Signed by Judge Ed Kinkeade on 2/23/05) (nap, ) (Entered: 02/24/2005)

Feb. 23, 2005

Feb. 23, 2005

16

Mail Returned as Undeliverable. 15 Order Directing Administrative Closure, received back from Allen Butler as no longer at this address. (jrb, ) (Entered: 03/11/2005)

March 9, 2005

March 9, 2005

17

***FILED and DOCKETED IN ERROR*** Consent Decree filed by Equal Employent Opportunty Commission, Sodd Enterprises, Inc. (jrb, ) (Entered: 03/23/2005)

March 22, 2005

March 22, 2005

18

Agreed STIPULATION of Dismissal of Sodd Electric Company Inc by Equal Employent Opportunty Commission, Sodd Enterprises, Inc, Sodd Electric Co., Inc. (jrb, ) (Entered: 03/24/2005)

March 24, 2005

March 24, 2005

19

ORDER on Parties Agreed Stipulation to Dismiss...with prejudice. (Signed by Judge Ed Kinkeade on 3/30/05) (jrb, ) (Entered: 04/01/2005)

March 31, 2005

March 31, 2005

20

CONSENT DECREE. See order for specifics. (Signed by Judge Ed Kinkeade on 3/31/05) (jrb, ) (Entered: 04/01/2005)

March 31, 2005

March 31, 2005

Case Details

State / Territory: Texas

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Aug. 12, 2004

Closing Date: 2007

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

Sodd Electric Co., Inc. (Arlington, TX), Private Entity/Person

Sodd Enterprises, Inc. (Arlington, TX), Private Entity/Person

Sodd Enterprises, Inc. (Arlington, TX), 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: 50000

Order Duration: 2005 - 2007

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Retaliation Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Implement complaint/dispute resolution process

Reporting

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

Black

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits