Case: EEOC v. KEY LARGO GROUP INC

4:97-cv-10092 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Filed Date: Sept. 30, 1997

Closed Date: March 2, 2000

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Case Summary

In September 1997, the Miami District Office of the EEOC filed this suit against Key Largo Group, Inc., formerly known as Ocean Reef Club Inc., in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. The complaint alleged that the defendant violated the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 ("ADEA") by terminating the three charging parties, employees in their late forties, and replacing them with younger individuals. In addition, the defendant failed to maintain personnel fil…

In September 1997, the Miami District Office of the EEOC filed this suit against Key Largo Group, Inc., formerly known as Ocean Reef Club Inc., in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. The complaint alleged that the defendant violated the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 ("ADEA") by terminating the three charging parties, employees in their late forties, and replacing them with younger individuals. In addition, the defendant failed to maintain personnel files and relevant documents as required by the ADEA. The defendant filed a motion to dismiss in February 1998 which was denied in June 1998. In February 1999, the defendant then filed a motion for summary judgment, followed by a motion for partial summary judgment by the EEOC a month later. Neither motion was ever resolved, and the parties entered into a settlement agreement in March 2000.

The three-year agreement contained a non-discrimination clause and required the defendant to: post and distribute its anti-discrimination policy, provide annual EEO training for all of its employees, provide the parties with neutral employment references, report to the EEOC at specified intervals, and pay $30,000.

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Kevin Wilemon (6/26/2007)

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4:97-cv-10092

Docket

EEOC v. Key Largo Group Inc, et al

March 2, 2000

March 2, 2000

Docket
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Complaint

EEOC v. Key Largo Group Inc, et al

Sept. 30, 1997

Sept. 30, 1997

Complaint
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Order Denying Defendant's Motion to Dismiss

EEOC v. Key Largo Group Inc, et al

June 25, 1998

June 25, 1998

Order/Opinion
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Settlement Agreement

EEOC v. Key Largo Group Inc, et al

March 2, 2000

March 2, 2000

Settlement Agreement

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Docket

Last updated Aug. 9, 2022, 3:09 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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COMPLAINT filed; FILING FEE waived AEV A-7 (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/01/1997)

Sept. 30, 1997

Sept. 30, 1997

Magistrate identification: Magistrate Judge Ann E. Vitunac (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/01/1997)

Sept. 30, 1997

Sept. 30, 1997

2

SUMMONS issued for Key Largo Group, Inc. (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/01/1997)

Sept. 30, 1997

Sept. 30, 1997

3

MOTION by Key Largo Group,Inc. to dismiss complaint (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/24/1998)

Feb. 24, 1998

Feb. 24, 1998

4

MEMORANDUM by Key Largo Group,Inc. in support of [3-1] motion to dismiss complaint (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/24/1998)

Feb. 24, 1998

Feb. 24, 1998

5

MOTION by Equal Employment Opp to extend time to allow service of process and plaintiff's response to defendant's motion to dismiss plaintiff's complaint (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/11/1998)

March 9, 1998

March 9, 1998

6

MEMORANDUM by Equal Employment Opp in support of [5-1] motion to extend time to allow service of process and plaintiff's response to defendant's motion to dismiss plaintiff's complaint (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/11/1998)

March 9, 1998

March 9, 1998

7

NOTICE of filing; plaintiff's amended complaint was filed in this Court on 12/8/97 (amended complaint not docketed) by Equal Employment Opportunity (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/11/1998)

March 9, 1998

March 9, 1998

8

REPLY by Key Largo Group,Inc. to response to [3-1] motion to dismiss complaint (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/23/1998)

March 19, 1998

March 19, 1998

9

ORDER denying [3-1] motion to dismiss complaint, granting [5-1] motion to extend time to allow service of process and plaintiff's response to defendant's motion to dismiss plaintiff's complaint. The defendants shall file an answer to the amended complaint within 10 days of the date of this order (signed by Judge James C. Paine on 6/22/98) CCAP (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/25/1998)

June 23, 1998

June 23, 1998

10

ANSWER and AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSES, by Key Largo Group,Inc. (Attorney Cathy Mattson Stutin) to amended complaint (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 07/15/1998)

July 13, 1998

July 13, 1998

11

NOTICE of unavailability by attorney for Key Largo Group,Inc. from 4/15/ and 4/16/99. (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/14/1999)

Jan. 12, 1999

Jan. 12, 1999

12

MOTION by Key Largo Group,Inc. for final summary judgment (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/26/1999)

Feb. 25, 1999

Feb. 25, 1999

13

UNOPPOSED EMERGENCY MOTION by Equal Employment Opp to extend time to respond to defendant's motion for summary judgment (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/04/1999)

March 3, 1999

March 3, 1999

14

ORDER granting [13-1] motion to extend time to respond to defendant's motion for summary judgment Response to motion reset to 3/29/99 for [12-1] motion for final summary judgment (signed by Judge James C. Paine on 3/4/99) CCAP (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/05/1999)

March 4, 1999

March 4, 1999

15

PROPOSED Scheduling Report of Scheduling Meeting by Key Largo Group,Inc., Equal Employment Opp (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/16/1999)

March 15, 1999

March 15, 1999

16

SCHEDULING ORDER setting Deadline for filing of all motions by 3/29/00 Discovery cutoff 3/29/00. (See order for other deadlines) (signed by Judge James C. Paine on 3/17/99) CCAP (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/18/1999)

March 17, 1999

March 17, 1999

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Statement of Undisputed Facts About Which There is no Genuine Issue to be tried: by Equal Employment Opp (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/30/1999)

March 29, 1999

March 29, 1999

18

RESPONSE by Equal Employment Opp to [12-1] motion for final summary judgment (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/30/1999)

March 29, 1999

March 29, 1999

18

CROSS MOTION by Equal Employment Opp for partial summary judgment on the issue of statute of limitation and laches (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/30/1999)

March 29, 1999

March 29, 1999

19

NOTICE of Declaration by Deborah H. Bauer of Equal Employment Opp (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/30/1999)

March 29, 1999

March 29, 1999

20

UNOPPOSED MOTION by Key Largo Group,Inc. to extend time in which to serve its reply brief in support of its motion for summary judgment (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/08/1999)

April 7, 1999

April 7, 1999

21

UNOPPOSED MOTION by Key Largo Group,Inc. to extend time in which to serve its reply brief in support of its motion for summary judgment (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/08/1999)

April 7, 1999

April 7, 1999

22

NOTICE of iling corrected unopposed motion or an enlargement o time until 5/4/99 in which to serve its reply brie in support o its motion or summary judgment, by Key Largo Group,Inc. (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/29/1999)

April 27, 1999

April 27, 1999

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ORDER granting [21-1] motion to extend time in which to serve its reply brief in support of its motion for summary judgment, granting [20-1] motion to extend time in which to serve its reply brief in support of its motion for summary judgment. The Defendant shall be granted an enlargement of time until 05/04/99 in which to serve a reply in support of its motion for summary judgment. (signed by Judge James C. Paine on 04/29/99) CCAP (at, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/03/1999)

April 29, 1999

April 29, 1999

24

REPLY by Key Largo Group,Inc. to response to [12-1] motion for final summary judgment (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/04/1999)

May 4, 1999

May 4, 1999

25

MOTION by Equal Employment Opp for leave to file amended complaint to clarify name of successor and to add and/or porperly nane the employer (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/20/1999)

Aug. 19, 1999

Aug. 19, 1999

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MEMORANDUM by Equal Employment Opp in support of [25-1] motion for leave to file amended complaint to clarify name of successor and to add and/or porperly nane the employer (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/20/1999)

Aug. 19, 1999

Aug. 19, 1999

28

NOTICE of designation of expert witness, by Key Largo Group,Inc. (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/14/2000)

Feb. 14, 2000

Feb. 14, 2000

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SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND ORDER OF DISMISSAL: ORDER dismissing case with prejudice (Signed by Judge James C. Paine on 3/2/00) CCAP [EOD Date: 3/2/00] (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/02/2000)

March 1, 2000

March 1, 2000

CASE CLOSED. Case and Motions no longer referred to Magistrate. (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/03/2000)

March 2, 2000

March 2, 2000

Case Details

State / Territory: Florida

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 30, 1997

Closing Date: March 2, 2000

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

Key Largo Group, Inc. (Key Largo, FL ), 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:

Voluntary Dismissal

Amount Defendant Pays: 30000

Order Duration: 2000 - 2003

Content of Injunction:

Neutral/Positive Reference

Discrimination Prohibition

Provide antidiscrimination training

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Reporting

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Discrimination-basis:

Age discrimination

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits