Case: EEOC v. CREST DISCOUNT FOODS, INC.

5:01-cv-00791 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma

Filed Date: May 23, 2001

Closed Date: Dec. 6, 2003

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Case Summary

In May 2001, the Oklahoma City (along with the Dallas) office of the EEOC brought this Title VII suit against Crest Discount Foods, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma. The complaint alleged that the defendant discriminated against by refusing to hire the claimant because of his race (black). The case settled by entry of a consent decree in December 2001.

The two year consent decree required the defendant to refrain from discrimination and retaliation, post and distribute notice, provide Racial Discrimination Training to all of its employees, permit an EEOC Investigator to have access to the defendant's premises, give the EEOC a quarterly analysis of the race/ethnicity composition of its new hires, pay the claimant $50,000, and give the EEOC a report of compliance.

Summary Authors

Kevin Wilemon (7/31/2007)

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Docket [PACER]

EEOC v. Crest Discount Food, Inc.

Dec. 6, 2001 Docket
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Consent Decree

EEOC v. Crest Discount Foods, Inc.

Dec. 6, 2001 Settlement Agreement

Docket

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

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT (nm) (Entered: 05/23/2001)

May 23, 2001
2

PRAECIPE for and issued 1 summons by plaintiff EEOC (cjs) (Entered: 05/25/2001)

May 23, 2001
3

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for plaintiff EEOC by Michelle M Robertson (cjs) (Entered: 05/25/2001)

May 23, 2001
4

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for plaintiff EEOC by Robert Canino (cjs) (Entered: 05/30/2001)

May 29, 2001
5

CERTIFICATE re Rule 11 signed by cnsl for plaintiff EEOC (cjs) (Entered: 05/31/2001)

May 31, 2001
6

ANSWER by defendant Crest Discount Food (cjs) (Entered: 06/13/2001)

June 12, 2001

DOCKET status/scheduling ; status scheduling conf set for 11:10 8/1/01 (cjs) (Entered: 07/02/2001)

July 2, 2001
7

MOTION by intervenor Jeffrey Bell to intervene (cjs) (Entered: 07/26/2001)

July 25, 2001
8

STATUS REPORT by plaintiff EEOC, defendant Crest Discount Food; jury trial demanded; est trial time 2 days liab and 1 day damages; bif req - no; possibility of settlement - unknown; med req; ptys consent to trial by magistrate judge - no (cjs) (Entered: 07/27/2001)

July 26, 2001
9

JOINT DISCOVERY PLAN by plaintiff EEOC, defendant Crest Discount Food (cjs) (Entered: 07/27/2001)

July 26, 2001
10

ORDER by Honorable Ralph G. Thompson granting Jeffrey Bell's motion to intervene [7-1] (cc: all counsel) [EOD Date 7/27/01] (cjs) (Entered: 07/27/2001)

July 27, 2001
11

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant Crest Discount Food by Courtney K Warmington (cjs) (Entered: 07/31/2001)

July 30, 2001
12

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for intervenor Jeffrey Bell by Jim T Priest (cjs) (Entered: 07/31/2001)

July 31, 2001
13

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for intervenor Jeffrey Bell by Patricia D MacGuigan (cjs) (Entered: 07/31/2001)

July 31, 2001
14

INTERVENOR'S COMPLAINT by intervenor Jeffrey Bell (cjs) (Entered: 07/31/2001)

July 31, 2001
15

SCHEDULING ORDER Honorable Ralph G. Thompson ; jury trial set for 5/13/02 ; Discovery set for 4/8/02 ;mtn filing ddl set for 3/7/02 ; pretrial report due 4/8/02 ; status scheduling conference held on 11:10 8/1/01 mtns to join due: w/in 15 days of this order mtns to amend due: w/in 15 days of this order pla's wit lst due: 2/7/02 pla's exh lst due: 2/7/02 dft's wit lst due: 10 days thereafter dft's exh lst due: 10 days thereafter mtns in limine due: 4/8/02 jury instr due: 4/8/02 voir dire requests due: 4/8/02 trial briefs due : 4/8/02 PFofFact & Concl due: 4/8/02 ADR Session Held by Date: 11/15/01 (cc: all counsel), referral to ADR referring matter to Mediator Selection Order Due 9/1/01 (cjs) (Entered: 08/01/2001)

Aug. 1, 2001
16

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant Crest Discount Food, defendant Nicholas Harroz by Adam Childers (cjs) (Entered: 08/20/2001)

Aug. 20, 2001
17

ANSWER by defendant Crest Discount Food, defendant Nicholas Harroz (cjs) (Entered: 08/20/2001)

Aug. 20, 2001
18

ORDER, Selection Order filed 8/31/01; ADR Session to be held 10/22/01 at 10:00 am; added F Andrew Fugitt as Mediator (cc: all counsel) [EOD Date 9/4/01] (ap) (Entered: 09/04/2001)

Aug. 31, 2001
19

AGREED APPLICATION/MOTION by plaintiff EEOC, defendant Crest Discount Food, defendant Nicholas Harroz for order to reschedule mediation (cjs) (Entered: 09/07/2001)

Sept. 6, 2001
20

ENTER ORDER by Honorable Ralph G. Thompson granting motion for order to reschedule mediation [19-1] mediation shall be held at 10:00 a.m on 11/5/01 at the office of the mediator Andrew Fugitt. all other terms of the order remain in effect (cc: all counsel) [EOD Date 9/7/01] (cjs) (Entered: 09/07/2001)

Sept. 7, 2001
21

MOTION by intervenor Jeffrey Bell to withdraw attorney Patricia MacGuigan (cjs) (Entered: 10/10/2001)

Oct. 10, 2001
22

ORDER by Honorable Ralph G. Thompson granting motion to withdraw attorney Patricia MacGuigan [21-1] attorney Patricia D MacGuigan for Jeffrey Bell (cc: all counsel) [EOD Date 10/11/01] (cjs) (Entered: 10/11/2001)

Oct. 11, 2001
23

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for intervenor Jeffrey Bell by Lora F Irani (cjs) (Entered: 10/16/2001)

Oct. 16, 2001
24

ADR REPORT by Mediator terminating party Mediator ADR Session case settled. (cjs) (Entered: 11/13/2001)

Nov. 9, 2001
25

ORDER by Honorable Ralph G. Thompson, Administrative Closing: That Clerk administratively terminate this action without prejudice to the rights of the parties to reopen for entry of any stipulation or order; if parties have not reopened within 30 days to obtain final determination, action will be deemed dismissed with prejudice (cc: all counsel) [EOD Date 11/16/01] (cjs) (Entered: 11/16/2001)

Nov. 16, 2001
26

APPLICATION/MOTION by plaintiff EEOC to vacate the admin closing order , and for order for entry of consent decree (cjs) (Entered: 12/06/2001)

Dec. 5, 2001
27

ORDER by Honorable Ralph G. Thompson granting motion to vacate the admin closing order [26-1], granting motion for order for entry of consent decree [26-2] vacating [25-1] findings of fact order Administrative Closing: That Clerk administratively terminate this action without prejudice to the rights of the parties to reopen for entry of any stipulation or order; if parties have not reopened within 30 days to obtain final determination, action will be deemed dismissed with prejudice, vacating [25-2] Scheduling order (cc: all counsel) [EOD Date 12/6/01] (cjs) (Entered: 12/06/2001)

Dec. 6, 2001
28

CONSENT DECREE/ ORDER by Honorable Ralph G. Thompson re Order dtd 12/6/01 [27-1] FULLY SET OUT IN ORDER (cc: all counsel) [EOD Date 12/6/01] (cjs) (Entered: 12/06/2001)

Dec. 6, 2001
29

STIPULATION OF DISMISSAL by plaintiff EEOC, defendant Crest Discount Food, defendant Nicholas Harroz (cjs) (Entered: 12/06/2001)

Dec. 6, 2001

State / Territory: Oklahoma

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Key Dates

Filing Date: May 23, 2001

Closing Date: Dec. 6, 2003

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

Crest Discount Foods, Inc. , Private Entity/Person

Nicholas Harroz, Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

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: 50000

Order Duration: 2001 - 2003

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Retaliation Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Monitoring

Other requirements regarding hiring, promotion, retention

Recordkeeping

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Hiring

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

Black

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit