Case: EEOC v. MEMPHIS HOTEL OWNERS LIMITED dba FOUR POINTS HOTEL

2:97-cv-02257 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee

Filed Date: March 27, 1997

Closed Date: March 11, 1998

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Case Summary

The Memphis District Office of the EEOC brought this complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, against Memphis Hotel Owners Limited Partnership, Hotel Management Group, and Shiva Associates. The complaint, filed in March 1997, alleged sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. We do not have an actually copy of that complaint available. Defendant moved for summary judgment in October 1997 but the court never ruled on the motion. The parties entered into a consent decree in March 1998. The decree enjoined Defendant from retaliating in violation of Title VII and required Defendant to pay the charging party $10,000.

Summary Authors

Shankar Viswanathan (7/28/2007)

People


Judge(s)

Donald, Bernice Bouie (Tennessee)

Judge(s)

Donald, Bernice Bouie (Tennessee)

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Document

Docket (PACER)

EEOC v. Memphis Hotel Owners, et al

March 11, 1998 Docket
1

Order Administrative Closing Case

EEOC v. Memphis Hotel Owners, et al

March 27, 1997 Order/Opinion
26

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Memphis Hotel Owners, et al

March 11, 1998 Settlement Agreement

Docket

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

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT, pursuant to 42:2000e; (BAG) (Entered: 03/28/1997)

March 27, 1997
2

MOTION by defendant Memphis Hotel Owners to extend time to answer or respond by an additional 30 days; (response was due on or before 5/28/97) (BAG) (Entered: 05/27/1997)

May 27, 1997
3

ORDER by Judge Bernice B. Donald granting motion to extend time to answer or respond by an additional 30 days [2-1]; Dft's pleading in response to pla's complaint shall be due on or before 6/27/97; (cc: all counsel) (BAG) (Entered: 05/28/1997)

May 27, 1997
4

MOTION by defendants for attorneys John E. McFall & John G. Harrison of the McFall Law Firm to appear pro hac vice; w/attachments (BAG) (Entered: 06/11/1997)

June 11, 1997
5

PRO HAC VICE FEE PAID: in the amount of $ 10.00 receipt # 32388 by The Kullman Firm; (they are sending another check for J.G. Harrison) (BAG) (Entered: 06/11/1997)

June 11, 1997
6

ORDER by Judge Bernice B. Donald granting motion for attorneys John E. McFall & John G. Harrison of the McFall Law Firm to appear pro hac vice [4-1] (cc: all counsel) (BAG) (Entered: 06/12/1997)

June 11, 1997
7

PRO HAC VICE FEE PAID: in the amount of $ 10.00 receipt # 32416 by The Kullman Firm, for John G. Harrison; (BAG) (Entered: 06/16/1997)

June 12, 1997
9

ANSWER by defendant Memphis Hotel Owners to [1-1]; jury demand (EHG) (Entered: 06/27/1997)

June 26, 1997
10

MINUTES: Scheduling/status conf. held 6/26/97; Pla may not have served correct dft; The court will set follow-up status conference for 9:00 7/30/97 Presiding Judge: D. Onley; ; Pla Atty: G. Bradley; ; Dft Atty: J. Harrison; C/R: none; (BAG) (Entered: 06/30/1997)

June 26, 1997
11

SETTING LETTER; scheduling/status conference set for 8:45 8/7/97 (BAG) (Entered: 08/01/1997)

July 31, 1997
12

MINUTES: Status conference held 8/7/97; Memphis Hotel Owners state they are not the correct dft and should be out. The court orders EEOC to amend complaint by 10/10/97; follow-up status conference set 8:30 11/3/97 Presiding Judge: Donald; Pla Atty: G. Bradley; Dft Atty: J. Harrison (appeared telephonically); C/R: none (SSH) (Entered: 08/11/1997)

Aug. 7, 1997
13

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for plaintiff EEOC by Draga G. Anthony, Terry Beck and George C. Bradley will remain as counsel for pla; (BAG) (Entered: 09/16/1997)

Sept. 12, 1997
14

MOTION by plaintiff EEOC to extend time to serve complaint by an additional 45 days; The Commission is in process of finding another process server in Nashville area to serve documents in question; (BAG) (Entered: 09/16/1997)

Sept. 12, 1997
15

ORDER by Judge Bernice B. Donald granting motion to extend time to serve complaint by an additional 45 days [14-1] (cc: all counsel) (BAG) (Entered: 10/14/1997)

Oct. 10, 1997
16

MOTION by defendant Memphis Hotel Owners for summary judgment , and for attorney fees and brief; w/exhibits; (document placed in separate folder) (BAG) Modified on 11/03/1997 (Entered: 10/30/1997)

Oct. 28, 1997
17

SCHEDULING ORDER 16(b) Judge Bernice B. Donald; deadline for joining parties set for 2/16/98; initial motions to dismiss 2/27/98; deadline for amending pleadings set for 2/16/98; discovery deadline set for 3/31/98 (with leave to amend); pretrial motion filing deadline set for 4/30/98 (including motions for summary judgment); Parties will enter mediation order after close of discovery; jury trial set for 6/29/98 at 9:00, est. 2 days; pretrial conference set for 6/16/98 at 8:30; joint proposed pretrial order to be entered by 5:00 6/9/98; Absent good cause shown, scheduling dates will not be modified or extended; (cc: all counsel) (BAG) (Entered: 11/04/1997)

Nov. 3, 1997
18

MINUTES: Scheduling conference held 11/3/97; joining parties: 2/16/98; initial motions to dismiss: 2/27/98; amending pleadings: 2/16/98; discovery ddl: 3/31/98; pla expert: 4/30/98; dispositive motions: 4/30/98; trial: 6/29/98 at 9:00 (2 days to try); PTC: 6/16/98 at 8:30; PTO: 6/9/98; Parties consent to do discovery on correct parties being sued first; Presiding Judge: Bernice B. Donald; Pla Atty: G. Bradley/ D. Anthony; Dft Atty: J. Harrison; C/R: none; (BAG) (Entered: 11/05/1997)

Nov. 3, 1997
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REPLY BRIEF FILED in support of motion for summary judgment and motion to strike by defendant Memphis Hotel Owners regarding [16-1]; w/attachments (BAG) (Entered: 12/23/1997)

Dec. 12, 1997
21

MOTION by plaintiff EEOC for leave to file amended complaint, to cure a failure to name a party to this action; (BAG) (Entered: 02/24/1998)

Feb. 20, 1998
22

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff EEOC in support of motion for leave to file amended complaint [21-1] (BAG) (Entered: 02/24/1998)

Feb. 20, 1998
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CERTIFICATE of Consultation by plaintiff EEOC re [21-1] (BAG) (Entered: 02/24/1998)

Feb. 20, 1998
24

ORDER by Judge Bernice B. Donald granting motion for leave to file amended complaint [21-1] (cc: all counsel) (BAG) (Entered: 02/24/1998)

Feb. 23, 1998
25

ORDER Administratively Closing Case by Judge Bernice B. Donald Parties have notified the court that they have resolved their dispute, however they are completing paperwork to memorialize resolution; This Court will administratively close case pursuant to its inherent powers as no further administration is warranted at this time; dismissing case without prejudice to substantive rights to any party to maove at a later date to reopen; No reopening filing fee shall be required; (cc: all counsel) (BAG) (Entered: 02/26/1998)

Feb. 25, 1998
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CONSENT DECREE by Judge Bernice B. Donald: This Consent Decree resolves all issues and claims arising out of the Commission's complaint...; Dft Shiva agrees to pay $10,000 by check to Linda M. Norvell subject to receiving a release from Linda M. Norvell affixed hereto as Attachment A; Check shall be made payable to "Linda M. Norvell"; Dft Shiva has mailed check to the Commission who shall hold check in safekeeping until the Court approves this decree..., Commission shall contact Ms. Norvell to come to office to sign release and give her the check; Commission shall send release to Atty for dft Shiva; Each party shall bear it's own costs in this action; (cc: all counsel) (BAG) (Entered: 03/12/1998)

March 11, 1998

State / Territory: Tennessee

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: March 27, 1997

Closing Date: March 11, 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

Shiva Associates, Private Entity/Person

Hotel Management Group, Private Entity/Person

Memphis Hotel Owners Limited Partnership, 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: 10000

Content of Injunction:

Retaliation Prohibition

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits