Case: EEOC v. ORR AUTOMOTIVE GROUP

3:02-cv-01911 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

Filed Date: Sept. 5, 2002

Closed Date: July 17, 2003

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Case Summary

The Dallas District Office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, against Orr Automotive Group. The complaint, filed in September 2002, alleged sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, specifically that Defendant subjected the charging party to sexual harassment.The parties entered into a consent decree in July 2003. The decree, valid for two years, required Defendant to pay the charging party a total o…

The Dallas District Office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, against Orr Automotive Group. The complaint, filed in September 2002, alleged sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, specifically that Defendant subjected the charging party to sexual harassment.

The parties entered into a consent decree in July 2003. The decree, valid for two years, required Defendant to pay the charging party a total of $140,000, provide her with a neutral employment reference and expunge her employment records. The decree also enjoined Defendant from discriminating in violation of Title VII, and required Defendant to provide EEO training to its employees twice a year, post a notice of non-discrimination, revise and distribute its sexual harassment policy and designate a company official for employees to report sexual harassment claims to. Defendant was also required to report to the EEOC about its compliance with the decree.

Summary Authors

Elizabeth Glassman (7/10/2007)

People


Judge(s)

Craven, Caroline M. (Texas)

Judge(s)

Craven, Caroline M. (Texas)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

3:02-cv-01911

Docket

EEOC v. Orr Automotive

July 17, 2003

July 17, 2003

Docket
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3:02-cv-01911

Complaint

EEOC v. Orr Automotive

Sept. 5, 2002

Sept. 5, 2002

Complaint
18

3:02-cv-01911

Order Referring Case to Settlement Conference

EEOC v. Orr Automotive

June 5, 2003

June 5, 2003

Order/Opinion
21

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Consent Decree

EEOC v. Orr Automotive

July 17, 2003

July 17, 2003

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated July 22, 2022, 3:15 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT filed. Govt. no fee. (5) (mlh) (Entered: 09/09/2002)

Sept. 5, 2002

Sept. 5, 2002

1

DEMAND for jury trial by plaintiff EEOC. (mlh) (Entered: 09/09/2002)

Sept. 5, 2002

Sept. 5, 2002

PRELIMINARY ASSIGNMENT TO Magistrate Judge Jeff Kaplan (mlh) (Entered: 09/09/2002)

Sept. 5, 2002

Sept. 5, 2002

2

CERTIFICATE OF INTERESTED PERSONS by plaintiff EEOC (2) (mlh) (Entered: 09/09/2002)

Sept. 5, 2002

Sept. 5, 2002

3

SUMMONS(ES) issued for defendant Orr Automotive LLC (iss-1) (mlh) (Entered: 09/09/2002)

Sept. 5, 2002

Sept. 5, 2002

4

ANSWER to complaint by defendant Orr Automotive LLC (Attorney Jeffrey C Elliott) and jury demand (3) (aat) (Entered: 10/01/2002)

Sept. 30, 2002

Sept. 30, 2002

5

MOTION by defendant Orr Automotive LLC to dismiss for improper venue or, in the alternative, motion to transfer (4) (aat) (Entered: 10/01/2002)

Sept. 30, 2002

Sept. 30, 2002

6

ORDER No later than 20 days from the date this order is filed, defendant must comply with Rules 7.4 and 3.1(f) so that the court can ensure that recusal is not required in this case. ( Signed by Judge David C. Godbey ) Copies to counsel: 10/2/02 Page(s) 2 (aat) (Entered: 10/02/2002)

Oct. 2, 2002

Oct. 2, 2002

7

ORDER REQUIRING STATUS AND SCHEDULING CONFERENCE. The parties are directed to confer within 14 days of the date of this order and report to the Court within 14 days after the conference. ( Signed by Judge David C. Godbey ) Copies to counsel: 10/10/02 Page(s): 2 (aat) (Entered: 10/10/2002)

Oct. 9, 2002

Oct. 9, 2002

8

CERTIFICATE OF INTERESTED PERSONS by defendant Orr Automotive LLC (2) (aat) (Entered: 10/16/2002)

Oct. 15, 2002

Oct. 15, 2002

9

RETURN OF SERVICE executed as to defendant Orr Automotive LLC 9/11/02 via personal service. Answer due on 10/1/02 for Orr Automotive LLC. (mlh) (Entered: 10/17/2002)

Oct. 16, 2002

Oct. 16, 2002

10

RESPONSE by plaintiff EEOC in opposition to [5-1] motion to dismiss for improper venue or, in the alternative, motion to transfer (2) (aat) (Entered: 10/18/2002)

Oct. 17, 2002

Oct. 17, 2002

11

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff EEOC in support of [10-1] response in opposition to defendant's motion to dismiss for improper venue or, alternatively, motion to transfer (10) (aat) (Entered: 10/18/2002)

Oct. 17, 2002

Oct. 17, 2002

12

REPLY by defendant Orr Automotive LLC to response to [5-1] motion to dismiss for improper venue or, in the alternative, motion to transfer (2) (aat) (Entered: 10/29/2002)

Oct. 28, 2002

Oct. 28, 2002

13

MEMORANDUM by defendant Orr Automotive LLC in support of [12- 1] reply to plaintiff's response in opposition to defedant's motion to dismiss (5) (aat) (Entered: 10/29/2002)

Oct. 28, 2002

Oct. 28, 2002

14

JOINT STATUS REPORT by plaintiff EEOC, defendant Orr Automotive LLC (5) (aat) (Entered: 11/05/2002)

Nov. 4, 2002

Nov. 4, 2002

15

ORDER denying Orr's [5-1] motion to dismiss for improper venue or, in the alternative, motion to transfer. ( Signed by Judge David C. Godbey ) Copies to counsel: 11/14/02 Page(s) 2 (aat) (Entered: 11/14/2002)

Nov. 14, 2002

Nov. 14, 2002

16

SCHEDULING ORDER setting this case for trial beginning 10/6/03. See order for specifics. Signed by Judge David C. Godbey ) Copies to counsel: 11/20/02 Page(s): 3 (aat) (Entered: 11/20/2002)

Nov. 19, 2002

Nov. 19, 2002

17

NOTICE OF INITIAL DISCLOSURE by defendant Orr Automotive LLC (2) (aat) (Entered: 11/25/2002)

Nov. 25, 2002

Nov. 25, 2002

18

ORDER REFERRING CASE FOR SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE This case is referred to US Magistrate Judge Caroline M. Craven, 401 Federal Building, 500 North State Line Avenue, Texarkana, TX 75501, for a settlement conference. The magistrate judge is requested to hold this settlement by 7/25/03. (Signed by Judge David C Godbey on 6/5/03) (aat, ) (Entered: 06/06/2003)

June 5, 2003

June 5, 2003

19

NOTICE OF SCHEDULING OF MEDIATION CONFERENCE. A mediation conference is scheduled for 7/15/03 at 10:00AM. (Signed by Judge Visiting VJUnassigned on 6/17/03) (aat, ) (Entered: 06/20/2003)

June 19, 2003

June 19, 2003

20

MEDIATOR'S REPORT. (Signed by Judge Caroline M. Craven on 7/17/03) (aat, ) (Entered: 07/18/2003)

July 17, 2003

July 17, 2003

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CONSENT DECREE. Orr Automotive agrees to pay $140,000.00 to Linda Duncan to resolve all claims for all damages. The parties agree to bear their own attorneys' fees associated with the complaint. (Signed by Judge David C Godbey on 7/17/03) (aat, ) (Entered: 07/18/2003)

July 17, 2003

July 17, 2003

***Civil Case Terminated. (aat, ) (Entered: 07/18/2003)

July 17, 2003

July 17, 2003

Case Details

State / Territory: Texas

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 5, 2002

Closing Date: July 17, 2003

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

Orr Automotive LLC, 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: 140000

Order Duration: 2003 - 2005

Content of Injunction:

Neutral/Positive Reference

Expungement of Employment Record

Retaliation Prohibition

Discrimination Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Utilize objective hiring/promotion criteria

Follow recruitment, hiring, or promotion protocols

Provide antidiscrimination training

Implement complaint/dispute resolution process

Reporting

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits