Case: EEOC v. FASHION ACCESSORIES BAZAAR

1:02-cv-06749 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Filed Date: Aug. 23, 2002

Closed Date: 2003

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Case Summary

In August 2002, the EEOC district office in New York City brought this action against Fashion Accessories Bazaar in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. The docket states that a female complainant intervened. Although the complaint is unavailable, the docket indicates that the complainant alleged that the defendant violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by discriminating against her because she was pregnant.

A consent decree was entered in June 2003. Although the consent decree is unavailable, the docket indicates that the parties agreed that the defendant would pay the complainant $50,000, and refrain from retaliating and discriminating based on pregnancy. No fees or costs were awarded.

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Jason Chester (8/2/2007)

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1:02-cv-06749

Docket (PACER)

EEOC v. Fashion Accessories

July 28, 2003

July 28, 2003

Docket

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Docket

Last updated Aug. 15, 2022, 3:17 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT filed. Summons issued and Notice pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 636(c). . (gmo) (Entered: 08/27/2002)

Aug. 23, 2002

Aug. 23, 2002

Magistrate Judge Kevin N. Fox is so designated. (gmo) (Entered: 08/27/2002)

Aug. 23, 2002

Aug. 23, 2002

2

RETURN OF SERVICE of summons and complaint executed as to Fashion Accessories by Steven Russo on 8/30/02. Answer due on 9/19/02 for Fashion Accessories. (djc) (Entered: 09/23/2002)

Sept. 16, 2002

Sept. 16, 2002

3

Memo-Endorsement on letter addressed to Judge Berman from William Sipser, dated 9/23/02; counsel for individual complainant Suzanne Gaskins writes to request to intervene in this case. Please advise the Court is there is any (legal) opposition to this application by 10/3/02 . ( signed by Judge Richard M. Berman ) (kkc) (Entered: 10/02/2002)

Sept. 26, 2002

Sept. 26, 2002

4

Memo-Endorsement on letter addressed to Judge Berman from Jack Tuckner, dated 10/3/02. Re: individual plaintiff, Suzanne Gaskins, requests permission to intervene and requests information on any additional steps required to formally intervene in the case. None. Intervention status granted but filings going forward should be consolidated . ( signed by Judge Richard M. Berman ); (kw) (Entered: 10/08/2002)

Oct. 4, 2002

Oct. 4, 2002

5

ANSWER to Complaint by Fashion Accessories (Attorney Howard I. Elman from the Firm: Wachtel & Masyr, L.L.P.); jury demand. (db) (Entered: 10/08/2002)

Oct. 4, 2002

Oct. 4, 2002

6

RULE 1.9 CERTIFICATE filed by Fashion Accessories . (db) (Entered: 10/08/2002)

Oct. 4, 2002

Oct. 4, 2002

7

Memorandum to Docket Clerk: that a pretrial conference was held on 11/13/02 before Judge Berman . (pl) (Entered: 11/14/2002)

Nov. 13, 2002

Nov. 13, 2002

PRETRIAL CONFERENCE held before Judge Richard M. Berman . (pl) (Entered: 11/14/2002)

Nov. 13, 2002

Nov. 13, 2002

8

CASE MANAGEMENT PLAN: joinder of additional parties by 2/13/03; motions: pre-motion letter required & conference; all discovery is to be completed by 3/14/03 (fact & expert); final pre-trial conference by 3/21/03 at 10:00 with principals; trial 20 days to intervene (submit stipulation, etc); parties are to work on settlement. Refer to Mediation -- when parties are ready. ( signed by Judge Richard M. Berman ); (sac) (Entered: 11/15/2002)

Nov. 14, 2002

Nov. 14, 2002

9

NOTICE of change of counsel address by E.E.O.C. New Address: Louis Graziano, Esq., EEOC, 33 Whitehall Street, 5th Floor, New York, New York 10004. Telephone #: (212) 336-3698. (db) Modified on 12/02/2002 (Entered: 12/02/2002)

Nov. 25, 2002

Nov. 25, 2002

10

INTERVENOR'S COMPLAINT by Suzanne Gaskins against Fashion Accessories. Summons issued. (sb) (Entered: 12/06/2002)

Dec. 3, 2002

Dec. 3, 2002

11

RULE 1.9 CERTIFICATE filed by E.E.O.C. . (ae) (Entered: 12/30/2002)

Dec. 27, 2002

Dec. 27, 2002

12

AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE of intervenor summons & rule 1.9 as to Fashion Accessories by U.S. Postal Service on 12/20/02 . Answer due on 1/9/03 for Fashion Accessories . (dle) (Entered: 01/06/2003)

Dec. 27, 2002

Dec. 27, 2002

13

AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE of summons and complaint as to NYC Commission of Human Rights by Irma West on 12/23/02. Answer due on 1/13/03 for NYC Commission of Human Rights. (jco) Modified on 01/10/2003 (Entered: 01/10/2003)

Jan. 6, 2003

Jan. 6, 2003

15

AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE of S/C as to deft Steven Russo, by Jessica Grossman on 12/23/02 (cd) (Entered: 01/14/2003)

Jan. 8, 2003

Jan. 8, 2003

14

ANSWER to Complaint by Fashion Accessories (Attorney Howard I. Elman from the Firm: Wachtel & Masyr, LLP); jury demand. (sac) (Entered: 01/13/2003)

Jan. 10, 2003

Jan. 10, 2003

16

Memo-Endorsement on letter addressed to Judge Berman from Howard I. Elman, dated 3/3/03, reset status conference for 11:00 4/17/03, with principals who have full authority to settle. Parties to negotiate settlement in good faith in advance of conference ( signed by Judge Richard Berman ); (cd) (Entered: 03/06/2003)

March 4, 2003

March 4, 2003

17

Memo-Endorsement on letter addressed to Judge Berman from Willliam J. Sipser, dated 03/14/03; Re: Counsel requests an extension of the discovey schedule until the next Court conference; Application Granted. Work out conference date with Carolyn Purwin ; ( signed by Judge Richard M. Berman ); (djc) (Entered: 03/24/2003)

March 20, 2003

March 20, 2003

18

Order of discontinuance of this entitled action; provided, however, that within thirty (30) days of the date of this Order, counsel for plaintiff and/or defendant may upon good cause shown apply by letter for restoration of the action. ( signed by Judge Richard M. Berman ) (tp) (Entered: 05/05/2003)

May 2, 2003

May 2, 2003

Case closed. (tp) (Entered: 05/05/2003)

May 2, 2003

May 2, 2003

20

CONSENT DECREE JUDGMENT #03,1236; FAB is enjoined from discharging employees because they are pregnant or retaliating against employees for asserting their rights under this law; FAB agrees to pay a lump sum of $50,000 within ten days of the signing of this decree as full settlement for the claims brought by and on behalf of Suzanne Gaskins; The parties shall each pay ther own costs associated with this action; ( signed by Judge Richard M. Berman ) Entered On Docket: 06/20/03. (djc) (Entered: 06/20/2003)

June 18, 2003

June 18, 2003

21

Memo-Endorsement on letter addressed to Judge Berman from Howard I. Elman, dated 7/24/03: Granting defendants' request for extension of time for defendant FAB to conduct Title VII training . ( signed by Judge Richard M. Berman ). (tp) (Entered: 07/29/2003)

July 28, 2003

July 28, 2003

Case Details

State / Territory: New York

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Aug. 23, 2002

Closing Date: 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: Unknown

Class Action Outcome: Unknown

Defendants

Fashion Accessories Bazaar, Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

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

Content of Injunction:

Retaliation Prohibition

Discrimination Prohibition

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-basis:

Pregnancy discrimination

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit