Case: EEOC v. QUADOMAIN RECREATION ASSOCIATION, INC.

0:97-cv-06531 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Filed Date: April 30, 1997

Closed Date: Sept. 1, 1998

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Case Summary

In April 1997, the EEOC district office in Miami, Florida brought this action against the Quadomain Recreation Association in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. The complaint states that a female employee alleged that the defendant violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, she alleged that one of her superiors subjected her to unwelcome physical touching and inappropriate sexual comments. After very little discovery and a referral to mediati…

In April 1997, the EEOC district office in Miami, Florida brought this action against the Quadomain Recreation Association in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. The complaint states that a female employee alleged that the defendant violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, she alleged that one of her superiors subjected her to unwelcome physical touching and inappropriate sexual comments. After very little discovery and a referral to mediation, the parties settled and a consent decree was entered in August 1998.

In the consent decree, the parties agreed that the defendant would refrain from retaliating and discriminating on the basis of sex, pay the aggrieved party $17,000, develop and distribute an anti-discrimination policy, distribute and EEO policy, post a consent decree notice, provide three hours of EEO training, and submit semiannual complaint reports. No fees or costs were awarded. The terms of the agreement ran for three years.

Summary Authors

Joel Pettit (7/16/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket

EEOC v. Quadomain Recreation

Sept. 1, 1998 Docket
1

Complaint

EEOC v. Quadomain Recreation

April 30, 1997 Complaint
27

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Quadomain Recreation

Aug. 31, 1998 Settlement Agreement

Docket

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

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT filed; A-7; RLD (dp, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/01/1997)

April 30, 1997

Magistrate identification: Magistrate Judge Robert L. Dube (dp, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/01/1997)

April 30, 1997
2

SUMMONS(ES) issued for Sol Helitzer, Registered Agent for Quadomain Recreation (dp, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/01/1997)

April 30, 1997
3

ORDER set scheduling conference for 9:30 8/22/97 before Judge Ursula Ungaro-Benages ( signed by Judge Ursula Ungaro-Benages on 5/15/97) CCAP (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/30/1997)

May 20, 1997
5

MOTION by Quadomain Recreation to extend time to file response to plaintiff's complaint (tb, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/25/1997)

June 16, 1997
6

ORDER granting [5-1] motion to extend time to file response to plaintiff's complaint set answer due for 6/30/97 for Quadomain Recreation ( signed by Judge Ursula Ungaro-Benages on 6/23/97) CCAP (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 07/07/1997)

June 23, 1997
7

ANSWER to Complaint by Quadomain Recreation (Attorney Nancy C Valcarce), (tb, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 07/10/1997)

June 30, 1997
8

ORDER transferring case ( signed by Judge Ursula Ungaro-Benages on 7/15/97) CCAP (tb, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 07/17/1997)

July 15, 1997

CASE reassigned to Judge Donald M. Middlebrooks (tb, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 07/17/1997)

July 15, 1997
9

MOTION by Equal Employment to strike insufficient defense (tb, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 07/25/1997)

July 18, 1997
10

MOTION by Quadomain Recreation to extend time to file response to plaintiff's motion to strike (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/07/1997)

Aug. 4, 1997
11

ORDER granting [10-1] motion to extend time to file response to plaintiff's motion to strike Response to motion reset to 8/13/97 for [9-1] motion to strike insufficient defense ( signed by Judge Donald M. Middlebrooks on 8/5/97) CCAP (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/07/1997)

Aug. 5, 1997
12

STATUS REPORT by Equal Employment, Quadomain Recreation (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/13/1997)

Aug. 8, 1997
13

RESPONSE by Quadomain Recreation to [9-1] motion to strike insufficient defense (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/18/1997)

Aug. 13, 1997
13

MOTION by Quadomain Recreation for leave to amend [7-1] answer (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/22/1997)

Aug. 13, 1997
14

ORDER granting [9-1] motion to strike insufficient defense, granting [13-1] motion for leave to amend [7-1] answer on or before 9/9/97 (signed by Judge Donald M. Middlebrooks on 8/20/97) CCAP (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/22/1997)

Aug. 20, 1997

Scheduling conference held (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/25/1997)

Aug. 21, 1997

Status conference held (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/25/1997)

Aug. 21, 1997
15

Minutes of scheduling and status conferen held before Judge Donald M. Middlebrooks on 8/21/97; set calendar call for 1:15 8/26/98 before Judge Donald M. Middlebrooks , set discovery due for 5/18/98 , set pretrial conference for 9:00 8/11/98 before Judge Donald M. Middlebrooks , set Jury trial for 8/31/98 before Judge Donald M. Middlebrooks Court Reporter Name: Randy Belsvik (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/25/1997)

Aug. 22, 1997
16

SCHEDULING ORDER setting Deadline for filing of all motions by 6/17/98 Discovery cutoff 5/18/98; (signed by Judge Donald M. Middlebrooks on 8/21/97) CCAP (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/25/1997)

Aug. 22, 1997
17

ORDER referring case to mediation. 15 days to appoint mediator (signed by Judge Donald M. Middlebrooks on 8/21/97) CCAP (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/25/1997)

Aug. 22, 1997
18

NOTICE of Hearing: set Jury trial for 9:00 8/31/98 before Judge Donald M. Middlebrooks , set pretrial conference for 9:00 8/11/98 before Judge Donald M. Middlebrooks , set calendar call for 1:15 8/26/98 before Judge Donald M. Middlebrooks (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/25/1997)

Aug. 22, 1997
19

AMENDED ANSWER and AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSES to Complaint by Quadomain Recreation : amends [7-1] answer (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/10/1997)

Sept. 9, 1997
20

NOTICE of Vacation from 9/15/97 to 9/26/97 by Quadomain Recreation (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/10/1997)

Sept. 9, 1997
21

MOTION with memorandum in support by Equal Employment to extend scheduling order deadlines (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/31/1997)

Dec. 19, 1997
22

ORDER granting [21-1] motion to extend scheduling order deadlines, however trial date is not changed. Any dispositive motion must be filed by 7/1/98 (signed by Judge Donald M. Middlebrooks on 12/19/97) CCAP (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/31/1997)

Dec. 19, 1997
23

STIPULATION by Quadomain Recreation In Re: substitution of counsel with Nancy Valcarce replacing David K. Tharp as counsel of record (wc, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/09/1998)

Jan. 5, 1998
24

ORDER reassigning case to the calendar of Judge William P. Dimitrouleas for all further proceedings ( signed by Judge Donald M. Middlebrooks on 6/1/98) CCAP (wc, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/04/1998)

June 2, 1998

CASE reassigned to Judge William P. Dimitrouleas (wc, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/04/1998)

June 2, 1998
25

NOTICE of unavailability from August 7, 1998 up to including August 19, 1998 by Quadomain Recreation (ea, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 07/06/1998)

June 25, 1998
26

ORDER resetting Calendar call set for 10:00 9/4/98; Jury trial set for 9/8/98 (signed by Judge William P. Dimitrouleas on 7/21/98) CCAP (ea, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 07/24/1998)

July 21, 1998

CASE CLOSED. Case and Motions no longer referred to Magistrate. (ea, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/02/1998)

Sept. 1, 1998

State / Territory: Florida

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: April 30, 1997

Closing Date: Sept. 1, 1998

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

QUADOMAIN RECREATION ASSOCIATION, INC., 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: 17000

Order Duration: 1998 - 2001

Content of Injunction:

Retaliation Prohibition

Discrimination Prohibition

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Recordkeeping

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits