Case: EEOC v. Cognisa Security, Inc.

0:05-cv-61581 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Filed Date: Sept. 28, 2005

Closed Date: Oct. 10, 2006

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Case Summary

The Miami Office of the EEOC filed this action in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. The Defendant was Cognisa Security, Inc. The controversy involved the alleged discharge of the complainant on the basis of sex in that she was pregnant in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The lawsuit was filed in September of 2005 and was eventually resolved by consent decree in October of 2006. The complainant did not intervene in the case. The consent decree is unavailable so it is unknown what type of relief was granted.

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Kevin Wilemon (7/3/2007)

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Document

0:05-cv-61581

Docket (PACER)

Equal Employment v. Cognisa Security

Oct. 10, 2006

Oct. 10, 2006

Docket
1

0:05-cv-61581

Complaint

United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Cognisa Security, Inc.

Sept. 28, 2005

Sept. 28, 2005

Complaint
13

0:05-cv-61581

Intervenor's Complaint and Demand for Jury Trial

United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Chimere Hill v. Cognisa Security, Inc.

Dec. 2, 2005

Dec. 2, 2005

Complaint
40

0:05-cv-61581

Order Administratively Closing Case

United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Cognisa Security, Inc.

Aug. 18, 2006

Aug. 18, 2006

Order/Opinion
44

0:05-cv-61581

Order Granting Motion for Entry of Consent Decree

United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Chimere Hill v. Cognisa Security, Inc.

Oct. 16, 2006

Oct. 16, 2006

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 9, 2022, 3:17 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT filed; FILING FEE waived ; Magistrate Judge William C. Turnoff (bs, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/29/2005)

Sept. 28, 2005

Sept. 28, 2005

3

ORDER requiring compliance with Local Rule 16.1 of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida ( Signed by Judge Alan S. Gold on 10/31/05) [EOD Date: 11/3/05] (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/03/2005)

Oct. 31, 2005

Oct. 31, 2005

5

Answer and affirmative defenses by Cognisa Security (Attorney Eric Saida), (sk, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/07/2005)

Nov. 3, 2005

Nov. 3, 2005

4

UNOPPOSED MOTION with memorandum in support (Attorney ) to intervene by Chimere Hill (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/07/2005)

Nov. 4, 2005

Nov. 4, 2005

6

RETURN OF SERVICE executed for Cognisa Security on 10/19/05 Answer due on 11/8/05 for Cognisa Security (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/16/2005)

Nov. 14, 2005

Nov. 14, 2005

7

CONSENT TO JURISDICTION BY A U.S. MAGISTRATE JUDGE by Equal Employment as to discovery motions, motions for costs, motions for attorney's fees and motions for sanctions (wc, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/17/2005)

Nov. 16, 2005

Nov. 16, 2005

8

Joint Scheduling Report of Scheduling Meeting by Equal Employment, Cognisa Security, Chimere Hill (wc, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/18/2005)

Nov. 16, 2005

Nov. 16, 2005

9

Certification of interested persons and corporate disclosure statement by Cognisa Security (tb, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/25/2005)

Nov. 23, 2005

Nov. 23, 2005

10

STIPULATION by Cognisa Security In Re: consent to jurisdiction by a US Magistrate Judge for final disposition; this consent is not for motions for dismissal, summary judgment, jury or non-jury trial on merits (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/28/2005)

Nov. 28, 2005

Nov. 28, 2005

11

SCHEDULING ORDER setting Jury trial set for 1/22/07 Pretrial Stipulation due on or before 11/16/06 Calendar call set for 1:30 1/17/07 Pretrial conference for 9:00 12/15/06 ; ( Signed by Judge Alan S. Gold on 11/30/05) [EOD Date: 11/30/05] CCAP (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/30/2005)

Nov. 30, 2005

Nov. 30, 2005

11

ORDER REFERRING DISCOVERY MOTIONSJto Magistrate Judge William C. Turnoff ( Signed by Judge Alan S. Gold on 11/30/05) CCAP [EOD Date: 11/30/05] (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/30/2005)

Nov. 30, 2005

Nov. 30, 2005

11

ORDER referring case to mediation. 15 days to appoint mediator ( Signed by Judge Alan S. Gold on 11/30/05) [EOD Date: 11/30/05] (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/30/2005)

Nov. 30, 2005

Nov. 30, 2005

12

ORDER granting [4-1] motion to intervene by Chimere Hill ( Signed by Judge Alan S. Gold on 11/29/05) [EOD Date: 12/2/05] (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/02/2005)

Nov. 30, 2005

Nov. 30, 2005

13

Intervenor's COMPLAINT by against Cognisa Security (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/02/2005)

Nov. 30, 2005

Nov. 30, 2005

14

NOTICE of selection of John W. Salmon as Mediator by Equal Employment (lk, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/09/2005)

Dec. 9, 2005

Dec. 9, 2005

15

ANSWER by Cognisa Security to [13-1] intervenor complaint (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/21/2005)

Dec. 20, 2005

Dec. 20, 2005

17

UNOPPOSED MOTION by Cognisa Security for James P. Ferguson, Jr. to appear pro hac vice (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/22/2005)

Dec. 21, 2005

Dec. 21, 2005

Filing Fee Paid; FILING FEE $75.00 RECEIPT #932379 (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/22/2005)

Dec. 21, 2005

Dec. 21, 2005

Filing Fee Paid; FILING FEE $75.00 RECEIPT #932380 (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/22/2005)

Dec. 21, 2005

Dec. 21, 2005

18

ORDER granting [17-1] motion for James P. Ferguson, Jr. to appear pro hac vice ( Signed by Judge Alan S. Gold on 12/27/05) [EOD Date: 12/28/05] (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/28/2005)

Dec. 27, 2005

Dec. 27, 2005

19

ORDER granting [16-1] motion for Terry P. Finnerty to appear pro hac vice ( Signed by Judge Alan S. Gold on 12/27/05) [EOD Date: 12/28/05] (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/28/2005)

Dec. 27, 2005

Dec. 27, 2005

20

NOTICE of Change of Address of Attorney by Chimere Hill (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/09/2006)

Feb. 7, 2006

Feb. 7, 2006

21

JOINT MOTION by Chimere Hill, Equal Employment to quash or modify subpoena duces tecum (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/14/2006)

March 13, 2006

March 13, 2006

22

ORDER Motion hearing before Magistrate Judge William C. Turnoff set for 2:00 4/11/06 for [21-1] joint motion to quash or modify subpoena duces tecum ( Signed by Magistrate Judge William C. Turnoff on 3/15/06) [EOD Date: 3/20/06] (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/20/2006)

March 17, 2006

March 17, 2006

23

NOTICE of Unavailability by Chimere Hill for dates of: 5/5/06, 5/18-19/06 & 6/18-26/06 (dg, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/29/2006)

March 27, 2006

March 27, 2006

24

RESPONSE by Cognisa Security in opposition to [21-1] joint motion to quash or modify subpoena duces tecum (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/31/2006)

March 30, 2006

March 30, 2006

25

NOTICE of attorney appearance for Cognisa Security by Eric Saida (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/31/2006)

March 30, 2006

March 30, 2006

26

NOTICE of Change of Address of Telephone and Facsimile Numbers by Equal Employment (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/04/2006)

April 3, 2006

April 3, 2006

27

NOTICE of attorney appearance for Cognisa Security by Harvey W. Gurland Jr. (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/14/2006)

April 13, 2006

April 13, 2006

27

NOTICE by Cognisa Security of substitution of Harvey Gurland as counsel (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/14/2006)

April 13, 2006

April 13, 2006

28

ORDER granting in part [21-1] joint motion to quash or modify subpoena duces tecum ( Signed by Magistrate Judge William Turnoff on 04/14/06) [EOD Date: 4/18/06] (bs, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/18/2006)

April 17, 2006

April 17, 2006

29

RENOTICE of Mediation Hearing for 9:30 6/29/06 (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/27/2006)

April 26, 2006

April 26, 2006

31

MEMORANDUM by Cognisa Security in support of [30-1] motion to compel Discovery (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/21/2006)

June 20, 2006

June 20, 2006

32

ORDER/NOTICE OF HEARING Motion hearing before Magistrate Judge William C. Turnoff set for 2:00 7/24/06 for [30-1] motion to compel Discovery ( Signed by Magistrate Judge William C. Turnoff on 06/23/06) [EOD Date: 6/26/06] (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/26/2006)

June 23, 2006

June 23, 2006

33

JOINT MOTION by Equal Employment, Cognisa Security, Chimere Hill, Cognisa Security to continue July 24, 2006 Hearing , and Incorporated Unopposed Motion of Intervenor, Chimere Hill to extend time to respond to Defendant's motion to compel (gp, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 07/12/2006)

July 7, 2006

July 7, 2006

34

ORDER granting [33-1] joint motion to continue July 24, 2006 Hearing, granting [33-2] joint motion to extend time to respond to Defendant's motion to compel Response to motion reset to 7/24/06 for [30-1] motion to compel Discovery (Signed by Magistrate Judge William C. Turnoff on 07/12/06) [EOD Date: 7/14/06] (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 07/14/2006)

July 13, 2006

July 13, 2006

35

MOTION by Equal Employment (Attorney ) to substitute Lauren G. Dreilinger and Nora E. Curtin as Attorney (lh, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 07/21/2006)

July 18, 2006

July 18, 2006

36

JOINT MOTION by Chimere Hill, Cognisa Security, Equal Employment to extend time to conduct discovery and modification of pretrial deadlines and trial date (lh, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 07/26/2006)

July 24, 2006

July 24, 2006

37

RESPONSE by Chimere Hill to [30-1] motion to compel Discovery (lh, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 07/26/2006)

July 24, 2006

July 24, 2006

38

NOTICE OF SETTLEMENT filed by Chimere Hill (cj, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/09/2006)

Aug. 8, 2006

Aug. 8, 2006

39

ORDER mooting [30-1] motion to compel Discovery ( Signed by Magistrate Judge William C. Turnoff on 08/10/06) [EOD Date: 8/14/06] (bb, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/14/2006)

Aug. 11, 2006

Aug. 11, 2006

40

ORDER ADMINISTRATIVELY CLOSING CASE [38-1] settlement notice (Signed by Judge Alan S. Gold on 08/15/06) [EOD Date: 8/18/06] (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/18/2006)

Aug. 16, 2006

Aug. 16, 2006

CASE CLOSED. Case and Motions no longer referred to Magistrate. (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/18/2006)

Aug. 16, 2006

Aug. 16, 2006

41

NOTICE of filing uncontested motion for entry of consent decree by Equal Employment (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/26/2006)

Sept. 25, 2006

Sept. 25, 2006

42

UNCONTESTED MOTION by Equal Employment (Attorney Lauren Gayle Dreilinger) for entry of Consent Decree (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/26/2006)

Sept. 25, 2006

Sept. 25, 2006

43

STIPULATION of dismissal with prejudice by Equal Employment, Cognisa Security, Chimere Hill (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/26/2006)

Sept. 25, 2006

Sept. 25, 2006

45

ORDER granting 42 Motion for entry of consent decree. Dismissing Complaint with Prejudice; All pending Motions are Denied as Moot. Closing Case. Signed by Judge Alan S. Gold on 10/4/06. (gp) (Entered: 10/17/2006)

Oct. 10, 2006

Oct. 10, 2006

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. 28, 2005

Closing Date: Oct. 10, 2006

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: Unknown

Class Action Outcome: Unknown

Defendants

Cosigna Security, Inc. (Ft. Lauderdale, FL), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

State Anti-Discrimination Law

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Unknown

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

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

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit