Case: EEOC v. EARTHDATA INTERNATIONAL, INC.

1:06-cv-02173 | U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Filed Date: Aug. 22, 2006

Closed Date: March 29, 2009

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Case Summary

In August 2006, the Baltimore Field Office of the EEOC brought this suit against EarthData International, Inc. (formerly known as EarthData Holdings, Inc.) in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland alleging discrimination on the basis of sex in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Equal Pay Act of 1963 (the "EPA"). Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant had paid the charging party, a female employee, lower wages than her successor, a male…

In August 2006, the Baltimore Field Office of the EEOC brought this suit against EarthData International, Inc. (formerly known as EarthData Holdings, Inc.) in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland alleging discrimination on the basis of sex in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Equal Pay Act of 1963 (the "EPA"). Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant had paid the charging party, a female employee, lower wages than her successor, a male employee, because of her sex. After some scheduling orders, the parties settled in March 2007 through a consent decree.

The two-year consent decree contained a non-discrimination clause and required the defendant to: provide EEO training for all its employees, report to the EEOC at specified intervals, and pay $25,000 to the charging party.

The terms of the agreement were to run for 2 years. The docket sheet does not show any further enforcement took place; the case was presumably closed in 2009.

Summary Authors

Michele Marxkors (7/23/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:06-cv-02173

Docket

EEOC v. Earthdata International, Inc.

March 29, 2007

March 29, 2007

Docket
1

1:06-cv-02173

Complaint

EEOC v. Earthdata International, Inc.

Aug. 22, 2006

Aug. 22, 2006

Complaint
11

1:06-cv-02173

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Earthdata International, Inc.

March 29, 2007

March 29, 2007

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 9, 2022, 3:05 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT against Earthdata International, Inc., filed by U.S. EEOC. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(ljs, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/23/2006)

Aug. 22, 2006

Aug. 22, 2006

Jury Trial Demand by U.S. EEOC. (ljs, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/23/2006)

Aug. 22, 2006

Aug. 22, 2006

2

Summons Issued 20 days as to Earthdata International, Inc.. (ljs, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/23/2006)

Aug. 23, 2006

Aug. 23, 2006

3

NOTICE of Appearance by Jacqueline H McNair on behalf of U.S. EEOC (jlb, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/23/2006)

Aug. 23, 2006

Aug. 23, 2006

4

WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed by U.S. EEOC. Earthdata International, Inc. waiver sent on 9/12/2006, answer due 11/13/2006. (Salacuse, Maria) (Entered: 09/15/2006)

Sept. 15, 2006

Sept. 15, 2006

5

ANSWER to Complaint by Earthdata International, Inc..(Doolan, Devin) (Entered: 10/27/2006)

Oct. 27, 2006

Oct. 27, 2006

6

Miscellaneous Correspondence setting a conference call to discuss attached proposed schedule. (Blake, Catherine) (Entered: 11/03/2006)

Nov. 3, 2006

Nov. 3, 2006

7

NOTICE of Appearance by Gary B Eidelman on behalf of Earthdata International, Inc. (Eidelman, Gary) (Entered: 11/03/2006)

Nov. 3, 2006

Nov. 3, 2006

8

SCHEDULING ORDER:Status Report due by 4/23/2007.. Signed by Judge Catherine C. Blake on 11/28/06. (jlb, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/28/2006)

Nov. 28, 2006

Nov. 28, 2006

10

ORDER SCHEDULING Settlement Conference. Signed by Judge Susan K. Gauvey on 12/1/06. (Attachments: # 1 Mediation Article)(jlb, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/04/2006)

Dec. 1, 2006

Dec. 1, 2006

11

SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT /Consent Decree by U.S. EEOC. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Notice)(Salacuse, Maria) (Entered: 03/14/2007)

March 14, 2007

March 14, 2007

12

CONSENT DECREE and approval. Signed by Judge Catherine C. Blake on 3/29/07. (jlb, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/29/2007)

March 29, 2007

March 29, 2007

Case Details

State / Territory: Maryland

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Aug. 22, 2006

Closing Date: March 29, 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

EarthData International, Inc. (Frederick, MD), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Equal Pay Act, 29 U.S.C. § 206(d)

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: 25000

Order Duration: 2007 - 2009

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Pay / Benefits

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits