Case: EEOC v. STARWOOD HOTEL & RESORT WORLDWIDE INC (d/b/a WESTIN GALLERIA & WESTIN OAKS HOTELS)

4:01-cv-02422 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Filed Date: July 18, 2001

Closed Date: 2002

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Case Summary

On July 18, 2001, the Houston office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit under Title VII against Starwood Hotel & Resort Worldwide, Inc., doing business as the Westin Galleria & Westin Oaks Hotels, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. The EEOC alleged that the defendants had violated the complainant's rights by discriminating against him on the basis of his national origin. We have no further information on the allegations made because we have no record of the complaint in this case.

On February 4, 2002, the parties proposed an agreed final order, which the district court adopted the next day. Under this order, the plaintiff voluntarily dismissed his claims in exchange for an unspecified amount of money. (The order said that it would be an amount that was "agreeable to all parties" but did not specify how much). The parties agreed to bear their own costs of litigation, and the court dismissed the case.

Summary Authors

Justin Kanter (3/19/2008)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

4:01-cv-02422

Docket (PACER)

EEOC v. Starwood Hotel & Res

Feb. 5, 2002

Feb. 5, 2002

Docket
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4:01-cv-02422

Agreed Final Order

EEOC v. Starwood Hotel & Resort Worldwide

Feb. 5, 2002

Feb. 5, 2002

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

Last updated July 19, 2022, 3:09 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT by EEOC filed; (bchurchill) (Entered: 07/18/2001)

July 18, 2001

July 18, 2001

2

Order setting Initial Pretrial and Scheduling Conference on 9:00 10/2/01 before Magistrate Judge Frances H. Stacy and Order to Disclose Interested Persons, filed. ( Signed by Judge Melinda Harmon ) Parties notified. (bchurchill) (Entered: 07/18/2001)

July 18, 2001

July 18, 2001

1 SUMMONS issued for Starwood Hotel & Res (bchurchill) (Entered: 07/18/2001)

July 18, 2001

July 18, 2001

3

ORDER scheduling conference for 9:00 12/4/01 before Magistrate Judge Frances H. Stacy , entered; Parties notified. ( signed by Magistrate Judge Frances H. Stacy ) (mlerma) (Entered: 07/23/2001)

July 23, 2001

July 23, 2001

4

RETURN OF SERVICE executed as to Starwood Hotel & Res 7/25/01 filed; Answer due on 8/14/01 for Starwood Hotel & Res (psmith) (Entered: 08/02/2001)

July 30, 2001

July 30, 2001

5

CERTIFICATE OF INTERESTED PARTIES by EEOC , filed. (mlerma) (Entered: 08/02/2001)

Aug. 1, 2001

Aug. 1, 2001

6

UNOPPOSED MOTION for extension of time until 9/21/01 to answer or otherwise respond by Deft Starwood Hotels & Resorts Motion Docket Date 9/3/01 [6-1] motion , filed. (fmremp) (Entered: 08/14/2001)

Aug. 14, 2001

Aug. 14, 2001

7

ORDER granting [6-1] motion for extension of time until 9/21/01 to answer or otherwise respond answer due or other pleading responsive to Pltf's Original Complaint for 9/21/01 for Starwood Hotel & Res , entered; Parties notified. ( signed by Judge Melinda Harmon ) (mlerma) (Entered: 08/28/2001)

Aug. 28, 2001

Aug. 28, 2001

8

UNOPPOSED MOTION to extend time to respond to pltf's original complaint October 5, 2001 by Starwood Hotel & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., Motion Docket Date 10/11/01 [8-1] motion , filed. (fmremp) (Entered: 09/21/2001)

Sept. 21, 2001

Sept. 21, 2001

9

ORDER entered GRANTING the [8-1] motion to extend time to respond to pltf's original complaint. The answer date is extended to 10/5/01 for Starwood Hotel & Resort . Parties notified. ( signed by Judge Melinda Harmon ) (psmith) (Entered: 10/05/2001)

Oct. 4, 2001

Oct. 4, 2001

10

ANSWER To Pltf's Complaint by Starwood Hotel & Resorts Worldwide Incorporated (Added attorney Michael D Mitchell), filed. (fmremp) (Entered: 10/09/2001)

Oct. 5, 2001

Oct. 5, 2001

11

CERTIFICATE OF INTERESTED PARTIES by Starwood Hotel & Resorts, filed. (fmremp) (Entered: 10/09/2001)

Oct. 5, 2001

Oct. 5, 2001

13

Minute Entry Order: Docket Control Order Entered, Apps: Michael D. Mitchell f/Deft, Kathy D. Boutchell f/Pltf, terminated deadlines Ct Reporter: B White Tape Number: 467-523, entered. Parties ntfd. ( Signed by CM Beverly White for Magistate Judge Frances H. Stacy ) (fmremp) (Entered: 12/11/2001)

Dec. 4, 2001

Dec. 4, 2001

Rec'd and frwd to CRD: Proposed Agreed Final Order (fmremp) (Entered: 02/04/2002)

Feb. 4, 2002

Feb. 4, 2002

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AGREED FINAL ORDER: This matter is hereby dismissed with prejudice, entered; Parties notified. ( signed by Judge Melinda Harmon ) (fmremp) (Entered: 02/06/2002)

Feb. 5, 2002

Feb. 5, 2002

Case closed (fmremp) (Entered: 02/06/2002)

Feb. 5, 2002

Feb. 5, 2002

Case Details

State / Territory: Texas

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: July 18, 2001

Closing Date: 2002

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

Starwood Hotel & Resort Worldwide, Inc., Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Content of Injunction:

Reporting

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Promotion

Discrimination-basis:

National origin discrimination

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

National Origin/Ethnicity:

Indian