Case: EEOC v. BRENTWOOD HEALTHCARE LTD

3:06-cv-01780 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

Filed Date: Sept. 28, 2006

Closed Date: March 5, 2010

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Case Summary

In September 2006, the Dallas and San Antonio District Offices of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against Brentwood Healthcare Ltd. and Stebbins Five Companies, Ltd., in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas alleging discrimination on the basis of race and gender and retaliation in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged the defendant subjected the complaining parties to a racially and sexually hostile work environment, lead…

In September 2006, the Dallas and San Antonio District Offices of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against Brentwood Healthcare Ltd. and Stebbins Five Companies, Ltd., in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas alleging discrimination on the basis of race and gender and retaliation in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged the defendant subjected the complaining parties to a racially and sexually hostile work environment, leading to the constructive discharge of one for opposing practices hostile to one complainant's association with an African-American, and to the constructive discharge of the other complainant. The complainants intervened in the lawsuit in December 2006. Following some discovery, the parties settled the lawsuit in March 2008 through a consent decree.

The two-year decree, containing an agreement not to discriminate, required the defendant to: make compliance reports, post EEO notice, provide EEO training, and pay $150,000 to the two complainants and their attorney. The docket sheet does not show any further enforcement; the case was presumably closed in 2010.

Summary Authors

David Friedman (5/1/2008)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket (PACER)

EEOC v. Brentwood Healthcare Ltd

March 5, 2008 Docket
1

Complaint

EEOC v. Brentwood Healthcare Ltd.

Sept. 28, 2006 Complaint
11

Plaintiff (Intervenor's) Original Complaint

EEOC v. Brentwood Healthcare Ltd.

Dec. 1, 2006 Complaint
37

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Brentwood Healthcare

March 5, 2008 Settlement Agreement

Docket

Last updated May 12, 2022, 8 p.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT against all defendants filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (axm, ) (Entered: 09/28/2006)

Sept. 28, 2006

DEMAND for Trial by Jury by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (contained within complaint) (axm, ) (Entered: 09/28/2006)

Sept. 28, 2006
2

Summons Issued as to Brentwood Healthcare Ltd, Stebbins Five Companies Ltd. (ISS-2) (axm, ) (Entered: 09/28/2006)

Sept. 28, 2006
3

CERTIFICATE OF INTERESTED PERSONS/DISCLOSURE STATEMENT by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (axm, ) (Entered: 09/28/2006)

Sept. 28, 2006

***Magistrate Judge Sanderson chosen by random selection to handle matters that may be referred in this case. (axm, ) (Entered: 09/28/2006)

Sept. 28, 2006
4

Order Designating Case for ECF - see order for specifics. (Signed by Judge David C Godbey on 09/28/2006) (axm, ) (Entered: 09/28/2006)

Sept. 28, 2006
5

NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by Judith G Taylor on behalf of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (axm, ) (Entered: 10/26/2006)

Oct. 26, 2006
6

NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by David C Rivela on behalf of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Rivela, David) (Entered: 11/01/2006)

Nov. 1, 2006
7

Unopposed MOTION to Intervene by Kimberly Long, Cynthia Wilson (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Complaint# 2 Text of Proposed Order Order). Party Long added. (Washington, Karen) (Entered: 11/22/2006)

Nov. 22, 2006
8

WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed as to Brentwood Healthcare Ltd. Waiver sent on 11/21/2006, answer due 1/22/2007. (axm, ) (Entered: 12/01/2006)

Dec. 1, 2006
9

WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed as to Stebbins Five Companies Ltd. Waiver sent on 11/21/2006, answer due 1/22/2007. (axm, ) (Entered: 12/01/2006)

Dec. 1, 2006
10

ORDER granting 7 Motion to Intervene. Having considered the motion and noting that it is unopposed the court grants the motion and directs that Plaintiffs Long and Wilson's First Original Complaint be filed of record. (Signed by Judge David C Godbey on 12/1/06) (cxb, ) (Entered: 12/01/2006)

Dec. 1, 2006
11

INTERVENOR COMPLAINT against Brentwood Healthcare Ltd, Stebbins Five Companies Ltd filed by Kimberly Long, Cynthia Wilson. (cxb, ) (Entered: 12/01/2006)

Dec. 1, 2006
12

***INCORRECTLY FILED, CORRECTLY REFILED AS DOCUMENT #13*** ANSWER to Complaint by Brentwood Healthcare Ltd (Fink, Stephen) Modified on 12/27/2006 (skt, ). (Entered: 12/26/2006)

Dec. 26, 2006
13

Defendants' ANSWER to Complaint by Brentwood Healthcare Ltd, Stebbins Five Companies Ltd (Fink, Stephen) (Entered: 12/26/2006)

Dec. 26, 2006
15

Joint Conference Report by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Rivela, David) Modified on 1/24/2007 (npk) (Entered: 01/24/2007)

Jan. 24, 2007
16

SCHEDULING ORDER: This case is set for trial on December 3, 2007. The setting is for a one week docket. [see order for specifics] (Signed by Judge David C Godbey on 1/25/07) (cxb) (Entered: 01/25/2007)

Jan. 25, 2007
17

*** DISREGARD, see doc. 18. *** NOTICE by Kimberly Long and Cynthia Wilson (Initial Disclosures) (Washington, Karen) Modified on 2/9/2007 (cxb). (Entered: 02/09/2007)

Feb. 9, 2007
18

NOTICE by Cynthia Wilson and Kimberly Long (Initial Disclosures) (Washington, Karen) (Entered: 02/09/2007)

Feb. 9, 2007
19

NOTICE by Brentwood Healthcare Ltd, Stebbins Five Companies Ltd re 16 Scheduling Order of Initial Disclosures (Fink, Stephen) (Entered: 02/09/2007)

Feb. 9, 2007
20

NOTICE by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission of Service of Disclosures (Rivela, David) (Entered: 02/13/2007)

Feb. 13, 2007
21

NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by Devika Seth on behalf of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Seth, Devika) (Entered: 06/12/2007)

June 12, 2007
22

NOTICE by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission of Withdrawal of Counsel Robert B. Harwin (Rivela, David) (Entered: 07/13/2007)

July 13, 2007
23

Expedited Motion to Amend 16 Scheduling Order by Brentwood Healthcare Ltd, Stebbins Five Companies Ltd. (Jones, Tamara) Modified on 8/9/2007 (klm). (Entered: 08/08/2007)

Aug. 8, 2007
24

ORDER Granting 23 Expedited Motion to Amend 16 Scheduling Order. This case is reset for trial on the one week docket of February 4, 2008. Reset or continuance of the trial setting does not alter the deadlines in this Order unless expressly provided by court order. See order for specifics. (Signed by Judge David C Godbey on 8/24/07) (svc) (Entered: 08/27/2007)

Aug. 24, 2007
25

Unopposed Expedited Second MOTION to Amend Scheduling Order by Brentwood Healthcare Ltd, Stebbins Five Companies Ltd (Jones, Tamara) Modified on 9/27/2007 (svc). (Entered: 09/27/2007)

Sept. 27, 2007
26

SECOND AMENDED SCHEDULING ORDER re 25 Unopposed MOTION to Amend Scheduling Order filed by Brentwood Healthcare Ltd, Stebbins Five Companies Ltd. This case is reset for trial on July 21, 2008 before Judge David C Godbey. The setting is for a one week docket. The final pretrial conference will be set by separate order or notice. (see order for specifics) (Signed by Judge David C Godbey on 10/26/2007) (tln) (Entered: 10/29/2007)

Oct. 26, 2007
27

Proof of Service for Subpoena in a Civil Case served on Martha McGehee on 10/29/07. (lmp) (Entered: 10/30/2007)

Oct. 30, 2007

MOTION for Protective Order by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (see doc. 28 for image) (klm) (Entered: 11/16/2007)

Nov. 15, 2007
29

RESPONSE in Opposition filed by Brentwood Healthcare Ltd, Stebbins Five Companies Ltd re 28 MOTION to Quash And For a Protective Order, And Incorporated Brief (Jones, Tamara) (Entered: 12/05/2007)

Dec. 5, 2007
30

Appendix in Support filed by Brentwood Healthcare Ltd, Stebbins Five Companies Ltd re 29 Response in Opposition to Motion to Quash and For a Protective Order (Jones, Tamara) (Entered: 12/05/2007)

Dec. 5, 2007
31

Unopposed MOTION for Leave for Extension of Time to Reply to Defendants' Response in Opposition to Plaintiff EEOC's Expedited Motion to Quash and for Protective Order by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Costas, Toby) Modified on 12/20/2007 (skt). (Entered: 12/19/2007)

Dec. 19, 2007
32

ORDER granting 31 Motion for Extension of Time to Reply to Defendants' Response to Plaintiff EEOC's Expedited Motion to Quash and for a Protective Order. (Signed by Judge David C Godbey on 12/20/2007) (axm) (Entered: 12/20/2007)

Dec. 20, 2007
33

MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply to Defendants' Response In Opposition To Plaintifff EEOC'S Expedited Motion to Quash and For Protective Order by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Seth, Devika) (Entered: 01/08/2008)

Jan. 8, 2008
34

ORDER granting 33 MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply to Defendants' Response In Opposition To Plaintifff EEOC'S Expedited Motion to Quash and For Protective Order. Replies due by 1/25/2008. (Signed by Judge David C Godbey on 1/11/08) (svc) (Entered: 01/14/2008)

Jan. 11, 2008
35

NOTICE by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission LETTER Regarding SETTLEMENT (Costas, Toby) (Entered: 01/30/2008)

Jan. 30, 2008
36

Parties' Agreed STIPULATION of Dismissal of Stebbins Five Companies Ltd Without Prejudice by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Kimberly Long, Cynthia Wilson, Brentwood Healthcare Ltd, and Stebbins Five Companies Ltd. (Seth, Devika) Modified on 2/28/2008 (axm). (Entered: 02/27/2008)

Feb. 27, 2008
37

CONSENT DECREE. (see order for specifics) (Signed by Judge David C Godbey on 03/05/08) (lmp) (Entered: 03/06/2008)

March 5, 2008

State / Territory: Texas

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 28, 2006

Closing Date: March 5, 2010

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

Stebbins Five Companies Ltd. (Dallas, Texas), Private Entity/Person

Brentwood Healthcare Ltd. (Dallas, Texas), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

State law

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: 150000

Order Duration: 2008 - 2010

Content of Injunction:

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Discrimination Prohibition

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Demotion

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