Case: EEOC v. MINORITY OPPORTUNITY NEWS, INC.

3:01-cv-01712 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

Filed Date: Aug. 30, 2001

Closed Date: Jan. 8, 2002

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Case Summary

In August 2001, the EEOC's Dallas office filed this suit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas against Minority Opportunity News, Inc. alleging violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the EEOC alleged that the defendant demoted and discharged an employee based on her sex and status as pregnant. In January 2001 the parties stipulated to a dismissal and the case was closed.

Summary Authors

Jason Chester (7/30/2007)


Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Anderson, Suzanne M. (Texas)

Costas, Toby W. (Texas)

Dubey, Devika S. (Texas)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Hull Thomson, Brenda (Texas)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Anderson, Suzanne M. (Texas)

Costas, Toby W. (Texas)

Dubey, Devika S. (Texas)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Hull Thomson, Brenda (Texas)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket (PACER)

EEOC v. Minority Opportunity News, Inc.

Jan. 8, 2002 Docket
1

Complaint

EEOC v. Minority Opportunity News, Inc

Aug. 30, 2001 Complaint
4

Stipulation of Dismissal

EEOC v. Minority Opportunity News

Jan. 8, 2002 Settlement Agreement

Docket

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

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT filed; Government, no fee paid (5) (vdf) (Entered: 08/31/2001)

Aug. 30, 2001

PRELIMINARY ASSIGNMENT TO Magistrate Judge Jeff Kaplan (vdf) (Entered: 08/31/2001)

Aug. 30, 2001
2

SUMMONS(ES) issued for defendant Minority Opp News (Issued-1) (vdf) (Entered: 08/31/2001)

Aug. 30, 2001
3

RETURN OF SERVICE executed as to defendant Minority Opp News on 12/28/01 via personal service. Answer due on 1/17/02 for Minority Opp News. (1) (jaw) (Entered: 01/09/2002)

Jan. 8, 2002
4

STIPULATION of dismissal. (2) (jaw) (Entered: 01/09/2002)

Jan. 8, 2002

Case closed (jaw) (Entered: 01/14/2002)

Jan. 8, 2002

State / Territory: Texas

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Aug. 30, 2001

Closing Date: Jan. 8, 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

Minority Opportunity News, Inc. (Dallas), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

None

Unknown

Source of Relief:

None

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Demotion

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Discrimination-basis:

Pregnancy discrimination

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits