Case: EEOC v. IPC INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION

1:99-cv-02623 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Filed Date: Sept. 30, 1999

Closed Date: Jan. 24, 2001

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Case Summary

The Miami District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against IPC International Corporation, a firm that provides security for malls around the country, in September of 1999, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. The suit alleged national origin discrimination and retaliation for four complainants, three of whom intervened. The case went to mediation and was settled. A consent decree ensued and was signed on January 24, 2001.

The consent decree contained both monetary and injunctive relief. The complainants each received $20,000 and their lawyers were given $20,000 in costs. The injunctive relief consisted of neutral letters of reference for the complainants, posting of notice, training for their managers about national origin discrimination and retaliation, and reports on complaints from the defendant's employees.

Summary Authors

Alex Bean (7/30/2007)

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1:99-cv-02623

Docket

EEOC v. IPC International

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Jan. 25, 2001

Docket
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Consent Decree

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Jan. 24, 2001

Jan. 24, 2001

Settlement Agreement
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Mediator's Report

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Jan. 25, 2001

Jan. 25, 2001

Monitor/Expert/Receiver Report

Resources

Docket

Last updated June 5, 2022, 3:13 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT filed; FILING FEE waived A-7, JJO (tb, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/04/1999)

Sept. 30, 1999

Sept. 30, 1999

Magistrate identification: Magistrate Judge John J. O'Sullivan (tb, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/04/1999)

Sept. 30, 1999

Sept. 30, 1999

2

SUMMONS(ES) issued for IPC International (tb, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/04/1999)

Sept. 30, 1999

Sept. 30, 1999

3

NOTICE of attorney appearance for Equal Employment by Maria Teresa Rodriguez (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/25/1999)

Oct. 20, 1999

Oct. 20, 1999

4

NOTICE of filing waiver of service of summons by IPC International (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/17/1999)

Nov. 15, 1999

Nov. 15, 1999

5

Waiver of service executed by IPC International (Attorney Michael L. Blumenthal), 10/26/99 Answer due by 12/25/99 for IPC International (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/17/1999)

Nov. 15, 1999

Nov. 15, 1999

7

MOTION by IPC International for Michael L. Blumenthal to appear pro hac vice (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/06/1999)

Dec. 3, 1999

Dec. 3, 1999

Filing Fee Paid; FILING FEE $ 75.00 RECEIPT # 813303 (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/06/1999)

Dec. 3, 1999

Dec. 3, 1999

8

ORDER granting [7-1] motion for Michael L. Blumenthal to appear pro hac vice ( Signed by Judge James Lawrence King on 12/7/99) CCAP [EOD Date: 12/8/99] (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/08/1999)

Dec. 7, 1999

Dec. 7, 1999

9

Joint Scheduling Report of Scheduling Meeting by Equal Employment, IPC International (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/09/1999)

Dec. 8, 1999

Dec. 8, 1999

10

NOTICE of Change of Address of ATTORNEY by IPC International (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/20/2000)

Jan. 18, 2000

Jan. 18, 2000

11

MOTION with memorandum in support for intervention by Luis Soto, Onasis Garcia, Jaime Blanco (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/20/2000)

Jan. 18, 2000

Jan. 18, 2000

12

ORDER granting [11-1] motion for intervention by Luis Soto, Onasis Garcia, Jaime Blanco ( Signed by Judge James Lawrence King on 1/19/00) CCAP [EOD Date: 1/20/00] (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/20/2000)

Jan. 19, 2000

Jan. 19, 2000

13

NOTICE of Unavailability by Equal Employment (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/22/2000)

March 21, 2000

March 21, 2000

14

AMENDMENT by Luis Soto, Onasis Garcia, Jaime Blanco to: [11-1] motion for intervention by Luis Soto, Onasis Garcia, Jaime Blanco (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/11/2000)

April 10, 2000

April 10, 2000

15

AMENDMENT by IPC International to: [6-1] answer (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/25/2000)

April 25, 2000

April 25, 2000

16

MOTION by IPC International for Timothy F. Marks to appear pro hac vice (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/17/2000)

May 16, 2000

May 16, 2000

Filing Fee Paid; FILING FEE $ 75.00 RECEIPT # 822165 (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/17/2000)

May 16, 2000

May 16, 2000

17

ORDER granting [16-1] motion for Timothy F. Marks to appear pro hac vice ( Signed by Judge James Lawrence King on 5/18/00) CCAP [EOD Date: 5/22/00] (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/22/2000)

May 19, 2000

May 19, 2000

18

NOTICE of attorney appearance for Equal Employment by Eve G. Lowe and Delner Franklin-Thomas at the Miami District Office of the EEOC, One Biscayne Tower, #2700, 2 S. Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33131 (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/07/2000)

June 6, 2000

June 6, 2000

19

ORDER FOR PRE-TRIAL CONFERENCE set pretrial conference for 9:40 2/23/01 before Judge James Lawrence King , and set pretrial stipulation due for 2/16/01 ( Signed by Judge James Lawrence King on 11/9/00) CCAP [EOD Date: 11/13/00] (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/13/2000)

Nov. 9, 2000

Nov. 9, 2000

20

JOINT MOTION by Equal Employment, IPC International, Luis Soto, Onasis Garcia, Jaime Blanco to amend [19-3] order, [19-2] relief set pretrial stipulation due for 2/16/01, [19-1] relief set pretrial conference for 9:40 2/23/01 before Judge James Lawrence King (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/27/2000)

Nov. 22, 2000

Nov. 22, 2000

21

ORDER denying [20-1] joint motion to amend [19-3] order, [19-2] relief set pretrial stipulation due for 2/16/01, [19-1] relief set pretrial conference for 9:40 2/23/01 before Judge James Lawrence King ( Signed by Judge James Lawrence King on 12/13/00) CCAP [EOD Date: 12/14/00] (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/14/2000)

Dec. 13, 2000

Dec. 13, 2000

22

NOTICE of Mediation Hearing on 1/3/01 at 10:00 Irwin J. Block added as mediator (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/22/2000)

Dec. 21, 2000

Dec. 21, 2000

23

CONSENT DECREE; this Decree shall remain in effect for three (3) years from the date of the Court's execution of the Decree. During that time, this Court shall retain jurisdiction over this matter and parties for the purpose (Signed by Judge James Lawrence King on 1/24/01) CCAP [EOD Date: 1/25/01] (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/25/2001)

Jan. 24, 2001

Jan. 24, 2001

CASE CLOSED. Case and Motions no longer referred to Magistrate. (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/25/2001)

Jan. 24, 2001

Jan. 24, 2001

24

FINAL report of Mediator. Disposition: settled (tb, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/26/2001)

Jan. 25, 2001

Jan. 25, 2001

Case Details

State / Territory: Florida

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 30, 1999

Closing Date: Jan. 24, 2001

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

IPC International Corporation. (Miami), 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: 100000

Order Duration: 2001 - 2004

Content of Injunction:

Provide antidiscrimination training

Neutral/Positive Reference

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Reporting

Recordkeeping

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Discipline

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)

Discrimination-basis:

National origin discrimination

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit

National Origin/Ethnicity:

Indian