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Case: EEOC v. Global Imaging Systems, Inc., dba QBS

2:05-cv-01642 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington

Filed Date: Sept. 28, 2005

Closed Date: March 31, 2008

Clearinghouse coding complete

Case Summary

The Seattle Office of the EEOC filed this action in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. The Defendant was Global Imaging Systems, Inc, doing business as Quality Business Systems, Inc., a national provider of digital office imaging equipment. The controversy involved alleged harassment, constructive discharge, retaliation, and post-employment retaliation against a female employee based on her sex in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The lawsui…

The Seattle Office of the EEOC filed this action in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. The Defendant was Global Imaging Systems, Inc, doing business as Quality Business Systems, Inc., a national provider of digital office imaging equipment. The controversy involved alleged harassment, constructive discharge, retaliation, and post-employment retaliation against a female employee based on her sex in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The lawsuit was filed in September 2005 and was resolved by consent decree in March 2006. The complainant, who intervened in the case, was awarded $85,000 and her attorney received $40,000. She was promised neutral references and expungement of the incident from her personnel file. In addition, the company was required to provide training, had to post and distribute a Notice of rights, agreed to mandatory discipline for any employee who engages in sexual harassment, and had to submit semi-annual reports to the EEOC. The decree was to last for two years.The docket sheet does not show any further enforcement took place; the case was presumably closed in 2008.

Summary Authors

Kevin Wilemon (8/12/2007)

Clearinghouse (6/15/2017)

People


Other Attorney(s)

Active

Other Attorney(s)

Allen, Laura B. (Washington)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:05-cv-01642

Docket (PACER)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Global Imaging Systems Inc

March 31, 2006

March 31, 2006

Docket
1

2:05-cv-01642

Complaint

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Global Imaging Systems, Inc. d/b/a Quality Business Systems

Sept. 28, 2005

Sept. 28, 2005

Complaint
13

2:05-cv-01642

Intervener's Complaint

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Anna Martinsen (f/k/a Chambers) v. Global Imaging Systems, Inc. and Quality Business Systems

March 13, 2006

March 13, 2006

Complaint

2:05-cv-01642

[Proposed] Amended Consent Decree

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Global Imaging Systems, Inc. d/b/a Quality Business Systems

March 30, 2006

March 30, 2006

Settlement Agreement
16

2:05-cv-01642

Order Approving Amended Consent Decree and Dismissing Action

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Anna Martinsen (f/k/a Chambers) v. Global Imaging Systems, Inc. d/b/a Quality Business Systems

March 31, 2006

March 31, 2006

Order/Opinion

2:05-cv-01642

EEOC Litigation Settlements - March 2006

EEOC v. Global Imaging Systems, Inc., dba Quality Business Systems

May 19, 2006

May 19, 2006

Press Release

Resources

Docket

Last updated Sept. 7, 2022, 3:03 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT and JURY TRIAL DEMANDED against defendant Global Imaging Systems Inc (Summons(es) issued) (Receipt # fee waived - USA) , filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet # 2 Email request to file new case)(PM, ) (Entered: 10/03/2005)

Sept. 28, 2005

Sept. 28, 2005

2

WAIVER OF SERVICE of summons re dft Global Imaging (RS, ) (Entered: 11/22/2005)

Nov. 21, 2005

Nov. 21, 2005

3

Stipulated MOTION Requesting Extension of Time to Answer Plaintiff's Complaint by Defendant Global Imaging Systems Inc. Noting Date 12/23/2005. (Sherwood, Skylar) (Entered: 12/23/2005)

Dec. 23, 2005

Dec. 23, 2005

4

NOTICE of Appearance by attorney Skylar A Sherwood on behalf of Defendant Global Imaging Systems Inc (Sherwood, Skylar) (Entered: 12/23/2005)

Dec. 23, 2005

Dec. 23, 2005

5

ORDER granting 3 Stipulated Motion to extend time to 1/27/06 to answer by Judge Ricardo S Martinez.(RS, ) (Entered: 01/03/2006)

Jan. 3, 2006

Jan. 3, 2006

6

ANSWER to Complaint by Global Imaging Systems Inc.(Sherwood, Skylar) (Entered: 01/27/2006)

Jan. 27, 2006

Jan. 27, 2006

7

ORDER REGARDING INITIAL DISCLOSURES, JOINT STATUS REPORT AND EARLY SETTLEMENT FRCP 26f Conference Deadline is 2/24/2006. Initial Disclosure Deadline is 3/3/2006. Joint Status Report due by 3/10/2006; by Judge Ricardo S Martinez. (LW) (Entered: 01/27/2006)

Jan. 27, 2006

Jan. 27, 2006

8

APPLICATION by Defendant Global Imaging Systems Inc AND ORDER admitting Michael J Lorenger pro hac vice. Receipt # 413720. (RS, ) (Entered: 02/10/2006)

Feb. 9, 2006

Feb. 9, 2006

9

Joint Stipulated MOTION to Extend Time For Initial Disclosures by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Noting Date 2/21/2006. (Attachments: # 1)(Lee, Damien) (Entered: 02/21/2006)

Feb. 21, 2006

Feb. 21, 2006

10

MOTION to Intervene. Noting Date 3/10/2006. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order # 2 Exhibit Intervener Complaint)(Allen, Laura) (Entered: 02/21/2006)

Feb. 21, 2006

Feb. 21, 2006

11

ORDER granting 9 Stipulated Motion to extend time for initial disclosures.Signed by Judge Ricardo S Martinez.(CM ) (Entered: 02/22/2006)

Feb. 22, 2006

Feb. 22, 2006

12

ORDER granting 10 Motion to Intervene by Anna Martinsen by Judge Ricardo S Martinez.(RS, ) (Entered: 03/13/2006)

March 10, 2006

March 10, 2006

13

SUPPLEMENTAL COMPLAINT with JURY DEMANDfiled by Intervenor plaintiff Anna Martinsen.(RS, ) (Entered: 03/13/2006)

March 13, 2006

March 13, 2006

14

STIPULATION AND PROPOSED ORDER re: CONSENT DECREE by parties. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order Approving Decree)(Lee, Damien) (Entered: 03/27/2006)

March 27, 2006

March 27, 2006

15

STIPULATION AND PROPOSED ORDER AMENDED CONSENT DECREE by parties. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order Amended)(Lee, Damien) (Entered: 03/30/2006)

March 30, 2006

March 30, 2006

Case Details

State / Territory: Washington

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 28, 2005

Closing Date: March 31, 2008

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

EEOC Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

EEOC

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Quality Business Systems, Inc., Private Entity/Person

Global Imaging Systems, Inc. (Woodinville, WA), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

State law

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

State Anti-Discrimination Law

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: 125000

Order Duration: 2006 - 2008

Content of Injunction:

Expungement of Employment Record

Neutral/Positive Reference

Discrimination Prohibition

Retaliation Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

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