Case: EEOC v. Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc.

8:05-cv-00475 | U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Filed Date: March 11, 2005

Closed Date: 2009

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Case Summary

In March 2005, the EEOC district office in Miami, Florida brought this suit against Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group and DTG Operations, collectively Dollar Rent A Car, in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. The complaint states that a Black male alleged that the defendant discriminated against him on the basis of his race in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, he claimed that the defendant did not transfer him to a position for which h…

In March 2005, the EEOC district office in Miami, Florida brought this suit against Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group and DTG Operations, collectively Dollar Rent A Car, in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. The complaint states that a Black male alleged that the defendant discriminated against him on the basis of his race in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, he claimed that the defendant did not transfer him to a position for which he was qualified. This inaction, it was claimed, resulted in the complainant's eventual termination because a corporate restructuring initiative eliminated his current position. After the parties engaged in mediation and the defense failed to succeed on its motion for summary judgment, the parties settled. A consent decree was entered in September 2006.

In the consent decree, the parties agreed that the defendant would refrain from retaliating and discriminating on the basis of race, implement an EEO policy, distribute and post its anti-discrimination policy, provide EEO training, implement a complaint system, post EEO notices, retain all records of race discrimination complaints, submit semiannual compliance/complaint reports, and pay the aggrieved party $65,000. No fees or costs were awarded. The terms of the decree ran for three years.

The docket sheet does not show any further enforcement took place; the case was presumably closed in 2009.

Summary Authors

Joel Pettit (6/27/2007)

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Document

8:05-cv-00475

Docket (PACER)

United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc.

Sept. 1, 2006

Sept. 1, 2006

Docket
1

8:05-cv-00475

Complaint

United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc.

March 11, 2005

March 11, 2005

Complaint
33

8:05-cv-00475

Order

United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc.

June 26, 2006

June 26, 2006

Order/Opinion
37-1

8:05-cv-00475

Consent Decree

United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc.

Sept. 1, 2006

Sept. 1, 2006

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4699278/united-states-equal-employment-opportunity-commission-v-dollar-thrifty/

Last updated Aug. 24, 2022, 3:09 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT against Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc., DTG Operations, Inc.; jury demand, filed by United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (RFM) (Entered: 03/14/2005)

March 11, 2005

March 11, 2005

2

Summons issued as to Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc., DTG Operations, Inc. Consent issued. (RFM) (Entered: 03/14/2005)

March 11, 2005

March 11, 2005

3

NOTICE of designation under Local Rule 3.05 - track 2. Signed by Deputy Clerk on 3/22/2005. (maa) (Entered: 03/22/2005)

March 22, 2005

March 22, 2005

4

RETURN of service executed on 3/29/05 by United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission as to DTG Operations, Inc.. (jmg) (Entered: 04/07/2005)

April 7, 2005

April 7, 2005

5

RETURN of service executed on 3/29/05 by United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission as to Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc.. (jmg) (Entered: 04/07/2005)

April 7, 2005

April 7, 2005

6

Unopposed MOTION for extension of time to file answer or otherwise plead by Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc., DTG Operations, Inc.. (Phillips, John) (Entered: 04/07/2005)

April 7, 2005

April 7, 2005

7

ENDORSED ORDER granting 6--defendants' unopposed motion for extension of time to respond to complaint. Answer due 5/3/2005. Signed by Judge Steven D. Merryday on 4/11/2005. (BK) (Entered: 04/11/2005)

April 11, 2005

April 11, 2005

8

Unopposed MOTION for extension of time to file answer or otherwise plead by Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc., DTG Operations, Inc.. (Land, Jolee) (Entered: 05/06/2005)

May 6, 2005

May 6, 2005

10

ENDORSED ORDER granting 8--defendants' motion to extend to 5/6/05 the time within which to respond to the complaint. Signed by Judge Steven D. Merryday on 5/9/2005. (BK) (Entered: 05/10/2005)

May 10, 2005

May 10, 2005

11

CASE MANAGEMENT REPORT. (Attachments: # 1)(Dreilinger, Lauren) (Entered: 05/19/2005)

May 19, 2005

May 19, 2005

12

CASE MANAGEMENT AND SCHEDULING ORDER: Joinder of Parties due by 8/12/2005. Discovery due by 1/6/2006. Dispositive motions due by 2/9/2006. Pretrial Conference set for 6/15/2006 10:00 AM in Courtroom 12 B before Magistrate Judge Thomas B. McCoun III. Jury Trial set for trial term commencing 7/3/2006 before Judge Steven D. Merryday.Signed by Judge Steven D. Merryday on 5/25/2005. (maa) (Entered: 05/25/2005)

May 25, 2005

May 25, 2005

13

ORDER REFERRING CASE to mediation before Peter J. Grilli, Mediator. Lead counsel Lauren G. Dreilinger to coordinate dates and file a Notice of Mediation within twenty (20) days of the date of this order. Mediation shall be conducted on or before 12/16/2005.Signed by Judge Steven D. Merryday on 6/1/2005. (Attachments: # 1 mediation attachment/report)(maa) (Entered: 06/02/2005)

June 2, 2005

June 2, 2005

14

MOTION to substitute attorney (Stipulated) by Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc., DTG Operations, Inc.. (Phillips, John) (Entered: 06/03/2005)

June 3, 2005

June 3, 2005

15

ENDORSED ORDER granting 14--stipulated motion to substitution of counsel. John E. Phillips and the law firm of Phelps Dunbar LLP are substuted in place of Holland & Knight as counsel for defendants. Signed by Judge Steven D. Merryday on 6/12/2005. (BK) (Entered: 06/13/2005)

June 13, 2005

June 13, 2005

16

NOTICE by United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Notice of Mediation (Dreilinger, Lauren) (Entered: 06/21/2005)

June 21, 2005

June 21, 2005

17

MEDIATION REPORT Hearing held on August 23, 2005 Hearing outcome: The parties have reached an impasse.(Grilli, Peter) (Entered: 08/23/2005)

Aug. 23, 2005

Aug. 23, 2005

18

NOTICE of unavailability of counsel byUnited States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Von Greiff, Carla) (Entered: 10/26/2005)

Oct. 26, 2005

Oct. 26, 2005

19

MOTION to continue the Trial Date and to Extend Discovery and Dispositive Motion Deadlines by Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc., DTG Operations, Inc.. (Land, Jolee) (Entered: 11/09/2005)

Nov. 9, 2005

Nov. 9, 2005

20

ORDER granting in part and denying in part 19--parties' motion to continue. TRIAL--August 2006 trial calendar; DISCOVERY COMPLETED--May 5, 2006; DISPOSITIVE MOTIONS--June 5, 2006; SUPPLEMENTAL MEDIATION--May 19, 2006, before Peter J. Grilli. Signed by Judge Steven D. Merryday on 11/10/2005. (BK) (Entered: 11/10/2005)

Nov. 10, 2005

Nov. 10, 2005

21

NOTICE of mediaton by United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Dreilinger, Lauren) Modified on 11/18/2005 (CH). (Entered: 11/17/2005)

Nov. 17, 2005

Nov. 17, 2005

23

ORDER granting in part and denying in part 22--parties' joint motion to continue trial and extend deadlines. DISCOVERY DEADLINE-- 6/5/2006 ; MEDIATION DEADLINE-- 6/19/2006 . Signed by Judge Steven D. Merryday on 4/17/2006. (BK) (Entered: 04/17/2006)

April 17, 2006

April 17, 2006

24

NOTICE RESCHEDULING Pretrial Conference to 7/13/2006 at 10:30 a.m. in Courtroom 12B before Magistrate Judge Thomas B. McCoun III. Pretrial Conference set for 6/15/06 is CANCELED.(slb) (Entered: 05/09/2006)

May 9, 2006

May 9, 2006

25

MOTION for summary judgment and Incorporated Memorandum of Law by DTG Operations, Inc.. (Land, Jolee) (Entered: 06/05/2006)

June 5, 2006

June 5, 2006

26

NOTICE by DTG Operations, Inc. re 25 MOTION for summary judgment and Incorporated Memorandum of Law (Attachments: # 1 Bowman Deposition Transcript# 2 Little Deposition Transcript# 3 Pritchard Deposition Transcript# 4 Guptill Deposition Transcript# 5 Scott Deposition Transcript# 6 Barton Deposition Transcript# 7 Barton II Deposition Transcript# 8 Lynn Pritchard Affidavit# 9 5 pages documents eeoc# 10 3/27 eeoc supplemental response)(Land, Jolee) (Entered: 06/05/2006)

June 5, 2006

June 5, 2006

27

ORDER referring motion to Magistrate Judge Thomas B. McCoun, III, for report and recommendation: 25--motion for summary judgment. Signed by Judge Steven D. Merryday on 6/7/2006. (BK) (Entered: 06/07/2006)

June 7, 2006

June 7, 2006

28

NOTICE of Hearings: Pretrial Conference set for 8/10/2006 11:00 AM in Courtroom 12B before Magistrate Judge Thomas B. McCoun III. Jury Trial included on the trial calendar for September, 2006, which commences 9/5/2006 01:30 PM in Courtroom 15A before Judge Steven D. Merryday. (BK) (Entered: 06/13/2006)

June 13, 2006

June 13, 2006

29

MEDIATION REPORT Hearing held on June 19, 2006 Hearing outcome: The case has been settled and is pending the completion of final paperwork.(Grilli, Peter) (Entered: 06/20/2006)

June 20, 2006

June 20, 2006

30

MEMORANDUM in opposition re 26 Notice, 25 Motion for summary judgment filed by United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: #(1), #(2), #(3), #(4), #(5), #(6), #(7), #(8), #(9), #(10), #(11), #(12), #(13), #(14), #(15), #(16), #(17), #(18), #(19), #(20), #(21), #(22), #(23), #(24), #(25), #(26), #(27), #(28), #(29), #(30), #(31), #(32), #(33), #(34), #(35), #(36), #(37), #(38), #(39))(Dreilinger, Lauren) Document does not contain a signature, counsel called and message left to refile. Modified on 6/21/2006 (RFM). (Entered: 06/21/2006)

June 21, 2006

June 21, 2006

31

MEMORANDUM in opposition re 26 Notice (Other), Notice (Other), 25 Motion for summary judgment filed by United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1)(Dreilinger, Lauren) (Entered: 06/21/2006)

June 21, 2006

June 21, 2006

32

NOTICE by United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission re 31 Memorandum in opposition (Attachments: # 1 # 2 # 3 # 4 # 5 # 6 # 7 # 8 # 9 # 10 # 11 # 12 # 13 # 14 # 15 # 16 # 17 # 18 # 19 # 20 # 21 # 22 # 23 # 24 # 25 # 26 # 27 # 28 # 29 # 30 # 31 # 32 # 33 # 34 # 35 # 36 # 37 # 38)(Dreilinger, Lauren) (Entered: 06/22/2006)

June 22, 2006

June 22, 2006

34

Joint MOTION Entry of Consent Decree by United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 # 2 # 3)(Dreilinger, Lauren) (Entered: 08/24/2006)

Aug. 24, 2006

Aug. 24, 2006

35

ORDER denying 34--motion for approval of consent decree. Signed by Judge Steven D. Merryday on 8/25/2006. (BK) (Entered: 08/25/2006)

Aug. 25, 2006

Aug. 25, 2006

36

Joint MOTION Entry of Consent Decree and Extension of Time to File Consent Decree by United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1)(Dreilinger, Lauren) (Entered: 08/31/2006)

Aug. 31, 2006

Aug. 31, 2006

37

ORDER granting 36--parties' motion for entry of consent judgment; adopting terms of proposed consent judgment. Defendants shall comply with the terms of consent judgment, which is incorporated and attached. The court declines to retain jurisdiction except to enforce consent judgment. Request for extension of time is denied as moot. Signed by Judge Steven D. Merryday on 9/1/2006. (Attachments: # 1) (BK) (Entered: 09/01/2006)

Sept. 1, 2006

Sept. 1, 2006

33

ORDER dismissing case. The court is advised that this matter is concluded. This case is DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE to the right of any party within sixty (60) days from the date of this order to (1) submit a stipulated form of final order or judgment or (2) reopen the action upon a showing of good cause. The Clerk is directed to (1) terminate any pending motion and (2) CLOSE the case. Signed by Judge Steven D. Merryday on 6/26/2006. (maa)

June 26, 2006

June 26, 2006

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Case Details

State / Territory: Florida

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: March 11, 2005

Closing Date: 2009

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

DTG Operations, Inc. (Tampa, Florida), Private Entity/Person

Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc., 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: 65000

Order Duration: 2006 - 2009

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Retaliation Prohibition

Implement complaint/dispute resolution process

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Recordkeeping

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

Black

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits