Case: EEOC v. AVATAR REALTY INC & AVATAR PROPERTIES

2:00-cv-00135 | U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Filed Date: March 31, 2000

Closed Date: Oct. 30, 2001

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Case Summary

The Miami District Office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, against Avatar Properties, Inc. The complaint, filed in March 2000, alleged sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, specifically that Defendant had subjected the charging party to sexual harassment and she was therefore constructively discharged. The charging party intervened in September 2000 and in July 2001 the parties entered a consent decree.

The decree was valid for three years and enjoined Defendant from discriminating in violation of Title VII. Defendant was also required to pay the charging party $55,000 (for compensatory damages and attorney's fees); provide annual EEO training to its employees, post and distribute a notice of non-discrimination at its facility; and report regularly to the EEOC about its compliance with the decree and about any internal complaints of sexual harassment.

Summary Authors

Shankar Viswanathan (7/6/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:00-cv-00135

Docket [PACER]

EEOC v. Avatar Properties, et al

Oct. 30, 2001

Oct. 30, 2001

Docket
1

2:00-cv-00135

Complaint

EEOC v. Avatar Properties, Inc., F.K.A., Avatar Holdings, Inc.

March 31, 2000

March 31, 2000

Complaint
14

2:00-cv-00135

Amended Complaint

EEOC v. Avatar Realty, Inc., Avatar Properties, Inc., and Avatar Holdings, Inc.

July 13, 2000

July 13, 2000

Complaint
26

2:00-cv-00135

Amended Intervenor's Complaint

EEOC and Linda L. Redditt vs. Avatar Realty, Inc., Avatar Properties, Inc., and Avatar Holdings, Inc

Nov. 7, 2000

Nov. 7, 2000

Complaint
29

2:00-cv-00135

Consent Decree

EEOC and Linda Redditt v. Avatar Realty Inc., and Avatar Properties, Inc., and Avatar Holdings, Inc.

July 20, 2001

July 20, 2001

Settlement Agreement
30

2:00-cv-00135

Order [Denying Consent Decree]

EEOC and Linda Redditt v. Avatar Realty, Inc., Avatar Properties, Inc., and Avatar Holdings, Inc.

July 23, 2001

July 23, 2001

Order/Opinion
34

2:00-cv-00135

Judgment [With Accepted Consent Decree]

EEOC v. Avatar Properties, Inc., f/k/a Avatar Holdings, Inc.

Aug. 29, 2001

Aug. 29, 2001

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 27, 2022, 3 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT for injunctive relief filed; jury demand Filing fee $ Waived (sll) (Entered: 04/03/2000)

March 31, 2000

March 31, 2000

MAGISTRATE JUDGE CASE ASSIGNMENT Magistrate assigned: Douglas N. Frazier (sll) (Entered: 04/03/2000)

March 31, 2000

March 31, 2000

SUMMONS(ES) issued for Avatar Properties. (sll) (Entered: 04/03/2000)

April 3, 2000

April 3, 2000

3

NOTICE of designation under Local Rule 3.05 - TRACK 2/RELATED CASE ORDER. The parties shall file notice of pendency of other actions within 11 days. (ctc) (sll) (Entered: 04/10/2000)

April 7, 2000

April 7, 2000

4

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE by EEOC Re: [2-1] order (sll) (Entered: 04/19/2000)

April 18, 2000

April 18, 2000

5

NOTICE of attorney appearance for EEOC by Carla J. Von Greiff (sll) (Entered: 05/25/2000)

May 25, 2000

May 25, 2000

6

WAIVER OF SERVICE returned executed as to Avatar Properties on 4/24/00 Answer due on 6/23/00 for Avatar Properties (sll) (Entered: 05/25/2000)

May 25, 2000

May 25, 2000

7

INTERESTED PERSONS ORDER FOR CIVIL CASES directing the parties to file a certificate of interested persons and corporate disclosure statement within 11 days. ( Signed by Magistrate Judge Douglas N. Frazier ) ctc (sll) (Entered: 05/25/2000)

May 25, 2000

May 25, 2000

8

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE by EEOC Re: [3-1] order (sll) (Entered: 05/30/2000)

May 30, 2000

May 30, 2000

9

NOTICE of attorney appearance for Avatar Properties by Arthur Cholodofsky. (sll) (Entered: 06/05/2000)

June 5, 2000

June 5, 2000

10

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE by EEOC Re: [7-1] order (sll) (Entered: 06/05/2000)

June 5, 2000

June 5, 2000

11

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE by Avatar Properties Re: [7-1] order (sll) (Entered: 06/08/2000)

June 8, 2000

June 8, 2000

12

MOTION to intervene as plaintiff by Linda L. Redditt referred to Magistrate Judge Douglas N. Frazier (Proposed Order & Complaint attached) (sll) (Entered: 06/09/2000)

June 9, 2000

June 9, 2000

13

ORDER TO SHOW cause for failure to prosecute: Response due on 7/26/00 for EEOC ( Signed by Magistrate Judge Douglas N. Frazier ) ctc (sll) (Entered: 07/07/2000)

July 7, 2000

July 7, 2000

14

AMENDED COMPLAINT by EEOC amending [1-1] complaint adding Avatar Realty Inc., Avatar Holdings Inc.; jury demand (bjt) (Entered: 07/13/2000)

July 13, 2000

July 13, 2000

15

RESPONSE to show cause order filed by plaintiff EEOC (bjt) (Entered: 07/13/2000)

July 13, 2000

July 13, 2000

16

STIPULATION regarding response to amended complaint by EEOC, Avatar Properties, Avatar Realty Inc., Avatar Holdings Inc. (sll) (Entered: 07/17/2000)

July 17, 2000

July 17, 2000

17

CASE MANAGEMENT REPORT (c: courtroom deputy) (sll) (Entered: 07/17/2000) parties,amending of pleadings on 5/29/01 ; dispositive motion filing deadline for 8/31/01 Pretrial statement due on or before 9/27/01 ; Pretrial conference for 11:00 11/8/01 ; Discovery cutoff 6/29/01 ; Scheduled for Magistrate Judge Douglas N. Frazier, setting jury trial for 12/3/01 trial term scheduled for Judge Patricia C. Fawsett ( signed by Magistrate Judge Douglas N. Frazier ) ctc (sll) (Entered: 07/26/2000)

July 17, 2000

July 17, 2000

DEADLINE updated; setting jury trial for term commencing 12/3/01 scheduled for Judge Patricia C. Fawsett (sll) (Entered: 07/26/2000)

July 26, 2000

July 26, 2000

19

ORDER granting [16-1] stipulation regarding response to amended complaint, resetting answer due for 8/2/00 for Avatar Holdings Inc., for Avatar Realty Inc., for Avatar Properties ( Signed by Magistrate Judge Douglas N. Frazier ) ctc (sll) (Entered: 07/28/2000)

July 28, 2000

July 28, 2000

20

ANSWER and affirmative defenses by Avatar Properties, Avatar Realty Inc., Avatar Holdings Inc. to [14-1] amended complaint (sll) (Entered: 08/03/2000)

Aug. 3, 2000

Aug. 3, 2000

21

NOTICE OF CASE REASSIGNMENT to the Honorable Judge John E. Steele . ctc (sll) (Entered: 08/14/2000)

Aug. 14, 2000

Aug. 14, 2000

22

AMENDED MOTION amending [12-1] motion (amended) to intervene by Linda L. Redditt by Linda L. Redditt referred to Magistrate Judge Douglas N. Frazier (aa) (Entered: 08/15/2000)

Aug. 14, 2000

Aug. 14, 2000

23

NOTICE of compliance by Avatar Properties, Avatar Realty Inc., Avatar Holdings Inc. (aa) (Entered: 08/23/2000)

Aug. 23, 2000

Aug. 23, 2000

24

ORDER granting [22-1] amended motion (amended) to intervene by Linda L. Redditt, denying as moot [12-1] motion to intervene as plaintiff by Linda L. Redditt (Signed by Magistrate Judge Douglas N. Frazier) ctc (aa) (Entered: 09/05/2000)

Sept. 5, 2000

Sept. 5, 2000

25

NOTICE OF HEARING: resetting pretrial conference for 9:30 11/9/01, scheduled for Judge John E. Steele (Signed by Deputy Clerk) ctc (aa) (Entered: 09/20/2000)

Sept. 20, 2000

Sept. 20, 2000

26

AMENDED INTERVENOR'S COMPLAINT by Linda L. Redditt against Avatar Realty Inc., Avatar Properties, Avatar Holdings Inc. (aa) Modified on 11/28/2000 (Entered: 11/09/2000)

Nov. 7, 2000

Nov. 7, 2000

27

ANSWER and affirmative defenses to [26-1] amended intervenor complaint by Avatar Properties, Avatar Realty Inc., Avatar Holdings Inc. (aa) (Entered: 11/28/2000)

Nov. 28, 2000

Nov. 28, 2000

28

NOTICE OF HEARING: resetting pretrial conference for 9:00 11/13/01 scheduled for Judge John E. Steele (Signed by Deputy Clerk) ctc (aa) (Entered: 07/17/2001)

July 17, 2001

July 17, 2001

29

CONSENT DECREE by EEOC, Linda L. Redditt, Avatar Properties (sll) (Entered: 07/20/2001)

July 20, 2001

July 20, 2001

30

ORDER not approving [29-1] decree consent. (Signed by Judge John E. Steele) ctc (aa) (Entered: 07/23/2001)

July 23, 2001

July 23, 2001

32

PROPOSED CONSENT DECREE by EEOC, Linda L. Redditt, Avatar Holdings Inc. (aa) (Entered: 08/23/2001)

Aug. 22, 2001

Aug. 22, 2001

33

ORDER: Pursuant to the Consent Decree (Doc. #32), filed 08/22/01, the Clerk is directed to enter judgment attaching a copy of the Consent Decree (Doc. #32) ( Signed by Judge John E. Steele ) ctc (lap) (Entered: 08/27/2001)

Aug. 24, 2001

Aug. 24, 2001

ENDORSED ORDER granting [32-1] decree consent (Signed by Judge John E. Steele) ctc (aa) (Entered: 08/29/2001)

Aug. 24, 2001

Aug. 24, 2001

34

JUDGMENT entered in accordance to Consent Decree (Dkt. #32) Civil appeals checklist mailed. (Signed by Deputy Clerk) ctc (aa) (Entered: 08/29/2001)

Aug. 29, 2001

Aug. 29, 2001

CASE CLOSED. (aa) (Entered: 10/30/2001)

Oct. 30, 2001

Oct. 30, 2001

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: March 31, 2000

Closing Date: Oct. 30, 2001

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers.

Plaintiff Type(s):

EEOC Plaintiff

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

EEOC

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Avater Properties, Inc (Cape Coral), 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: 55000

Order Duration: 2001 - 2004

Content of Injunction:

Retaliation Prohibition

Discrimination Prohibition

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Reporting

Monitoring

Provide antidiscrimination training

Recordkeeping

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit