Case: EEOC v. BATTLE'S TRAVEL STOP

2:00-cv-00341 | U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama

Filed Date: March 22, 2000

Closed Date: Aug. 2, 2001

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Case Summary

In March 2000, the Birmingham District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Searcy and Sara Battle, d/b/a Battle's Travel Stop and Sara's CafÈ, in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama. We do not have a copy of the complaint. However, according to the consent decree, the complaint alleged that the defendant terminated the charging party, a female employee, because she was pregnant in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. After some scheduling orders, the parties settled through a consent decree in April 2001. The decree contained a non-discrimination clause and had a three month duration. The defendant also agreed to pay the charging party $5,000 and to provide her with a neutral employment reference.

Summary Authors

Michele Marxkors (6/25/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:00-cv-00341

Docket [PACER]

EEOC v. Battle's Travel Stop

Aug. 2, 2001

Aug. 2, 2001

Docket
16

2:00-cv-00341

Order [Approving Consent Decree]

EEOC v. Battle's Travel Stop

April 30, 2001

April 30, 2001

Order/Opinion
19

2:00-cv-00341

Order [Dismissing Case]

EEOC v. Battle's Travel Stop

Aug. 2, 2001

Aug. 2, 2001

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4125917/eeoc-v-battle/

Last updated Aug. 15, 2022, 3:20 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

DEMAND for jury trial by EEOC (dkt clerk) (Entered: 03/24/2000)

March 22, 2000

March 22, 2000

PACER
2

REQUEST FOR WAIVER of Service as to Searcy and Sara Battle mailed 3/31/00; Waiver of Service due by 5/1/00 for Searcy and Sara Battle; Answer deadline projected for 5/30/00 for Searcy and Sara Battle (mfm) (Entered: 06/19/2000)

June 16, 2000

June 16, 2000

PACER
3

WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed as to Searcy and Sara Battle (mfm) (Entered: 06/19/2000)

June 16, 2000

June 16, 2000

PACER
4

NOTICE of change of address by EEOC (dkt clerk) (Entered: 06/26/2000)

June 26, 2000

June 26, 2000

PACER
5

ANSWER to Complaint by Searcy and Sara Battle (James D. Smith); referred to Mag. Judge John L. Carroll (dkt clerk) (Entered: 07/07/2000)

July 7, 2000

July 7, 2000

PACER
6

ORDER setting Scheduling Conference for 8:30 a.m., 9/29/2000, in Chambers, U.S.D.C., Room 312, before Mag. Judge John L. Carroll; directing parties to file consent form by 9/20/2000; as further set out ( signed by Mag. Judge John L. Carroll ); copies provided to counsel; furnished to YG, STAN, HC (dkt clerk) (Entered: 08/09/2000)

Aug. 9, 2000

Aug. 9, 2000

PACER
7

Consent to Jurisdiction by a United States Magistrate Judge executed by plaintiff's counsel (dkt clerk) (Entered: 08/31/2000)

Aug. 31, 2000

Aug. 31, 2000

PACER
8

Consent to Jurisdiction by a United States Magistrate Judge executed by defendant's counsel (dkt clerk) (Entered: 08/31/2000)

Aug. 31, 2000

Aug. 31, 2000

PACER
9

SCHEDULING ORDER setting Rule 16 Pretrial Conference for 9:45 a.m., 3/7/2001, in chambers, USDC, Room 312, before Mag. Judge John L. Carroll; Motion Filing deadline on 12/7/2000; Discovery cutoff 2/21/2001; jury trial set for 4/16/2001, in Montgomery, AL, before Mag. Judge John L. Carroll; set amended pleading deadline for 12/14/2000; Joint Proposed Pretrial Order due 3/2/2001; Jury selection set for 4/16/2001, 10:00 a.m., in Montgomery, AL; Mediation Notice deadline on 1/2/2001; as further set out ( signed by Mag. Judge John L. Carroll ); copies provided to counsel; furnished to YG, STAN, CAC, HC (dkt clerk) (Entered: 10/02/2000)

Oct. 2, 2000

Oct. 2, 2000

PACER
10

Notice Concerning Settlement Conference and Mediation filed by EEOC referred to Mag. Judge John L. Carroll. (dkt clerk) (Entered: 01/02/2001)

Jan. 2, 2001

Jan. 2, 2001

PACER
11

ORDER terminating pretrial conference of 3/7/01, resetting Pretrial Conference for 9:30 a.m., 3/1/01, in chambers, Room 312, USDC, in Montgomery, AL, before Mag. Judge John L. Carroll, as further set out ( signed by Mag. Judge John L. Carroll ), copies provided to counsel (furnished to YG, STAN, HC). (dkt clerk) (Entered: 01/17/2001)

Jan. 17, 2001

Jan. 17, 2001

PACER
12

ORDER setting Scheduling Order Deadlines: Jury selection set for 10:00 a.m., 4/16/01, USDC, in Montgomery, AL; Jury Trial set for 4/16/01, USDC, in Montgomery, AL, before Mag. Judge John L. Carroll; the parties are to file trial briefs, motions in limine with briefs, proposed jury selection questions, proposed jury instructions and proposed verdict forms due 4/6/01; each party shall have available at the time of trial, for use by the court, two copies of the list of the exhibits and two extra copies of each photostatically reproducible exhibit. The parties may wish to prepare exhibit books for the jury ( signed by Mag. Judge John L. Carroll ), copies provided to counsel (furnished to YG, STAN, HC, WR). (dkt clerk) (Entered: 03/01/2001)

March 1, 2001

March 1, 2001

PACER
13

Order on Pretrial Hearing: that all of the named allowances and agreements be and the same are hereby, binding upon all parties in the above styled cause unless this Order be hereafter modified by Order of the court, as further set out in order ( signed by Mag. Judge John L. Carroll ), copies provided to counsel. (dkt clerk) (Entered: 03/01/2001)

March 1, 2001

March 1, 2001

PACER
14

ORDER terminating deadline of jury selection of 4/16/01 ( signed by Mag. Judge John L. Carroll ), copies provided to counsel (furnished to YG, STAN, WR, HC). (dkt clerk) (Entered: 04/09/2001)

April 9, 2001

April 9, 2001

PACER
15

JOINT MOTION (w/Consent Decree attached) by Searcy and Sara Battle, EEOC for Entry of Consent Decree referred to Mag. Judge John L. Carroll. (dkt clerk) (Entered: 04/24/2001)

April 24, 2001

April 24, 2001

PACER
16

ORDER granting as further set out [15-1] joint motion for Entry of Consent Decree; pursuant to the terms of the consent decree, this court shall retain jurisdiction to enforce this consent decree; following the expiration of the consent decree which will occur three months after its execution, the court will enter an order dismissing the case ( signed by Mag. Judge John L. Carroll ), copies provided to counsel. (dkt clerk) (Entered: 04/30/2001)

April 30, 2001

April 30, 2001

PACER
17

CONSENT DECREE, as further set out ( signed by Mag. Judge John L. Carroll and counsel), copies provided to counsel. (dkt clerk) (Entered: 04/30/2001)

April 30, 2001

April 30, 2001

RECAP
18

CASE reassigned to Mag. Judge Charles S. Coody (mfm) (Entered: 06/12/2001)

June 12, 2001

June 12, 2001

PACER
19

ORDER: On 4/30/01, the court entered the [17-1] consent decree in this case. Pursuant to the terms of the consent decree, it is ORDERED and ADJUDGED that this case be and is hereby DISMISSED with prejudice, each party to bear its own costs. It is further ORDERED that all pending deadlines are terminated and all pending motions be and are hereby DENIED as moot ( signed by Judge W. H. Albritton III ), copies provided to counsel. (dkt clerk) (Entered: 08/02/2001)

Aug. 2, 2001

Aug. 2, 2001

RECAP

Case Details

State / Territory: Alabama

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Key Dates

Filing Date: March 22, 2000

Closing Date: Aug. 2, 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

Searcy and Sara Battle, Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

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: 5000

Order Duration: 2001 - 2001

Content of Injunction:

Neutral/Positive Reference

Retaliation Prohibition

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Discrimination-basis:

Pregnancy discrimination

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits