Case: EEOC v. Parfumes De Couer Limited, Inc.

3:99-cv-02555 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

Filed Date: Nov. 9, 1999

Closed Date: 2001

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Case Summary

On November 9, 1999, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"), on behalf of a female employee, filed a lawsuit in the Northern District Court of Texas, under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, and Title I of the Civil Rights Act of 1991, as amended, against Parfumes De Couer Limited, Inc. The EEOC sought reinstatement of the applicant, injunctive relief, compensatory damages, punitive damages, attorneys' fees, and other forms of affirmative relief claiming that the defendant fired the complainant based on her sex because she was pregnant.

On March 23, 2001, the District Court (Judge Sidney Allen Fitzwater) entered a consent decree where the defendant, among other things, agreed to pay the complainant $5,000.

Summary Authors

Perry Miska (4/23/2014)

Carol Chen (7/3/2020)

People


Judge(s)

Fitzwater, Sidney Allen (Texas)

Kaplan, Jeff (Texas)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Anderson, Suzanne M. (Texas)

Canino, Robert Anthony (Texas)

Maiben, Evelyn R. (Texas)

Mays, Lawrence (Ohio)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Dargene, Dan C (Texas)

Ferguson, Jana (Texas)

Judge(s)

Fitzwater, Sidney Allen (Texas)

Kaplan, Jeff (Texas)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Anderson, Suzanne M. (Texas)

Canino, Robert Anthony (Texas)

Maiben, Evelyn R. (Texas)

Mays, Lawrence (Ohio)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Dargene, Dan C (Texas)

Ferguson, Jana (Texas)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket

March 23, 2001 Docket
1

Complaint

Nov. 9, 1999 Complaint
25

Consent Decree

March 23, 2001 Settlement Agreement

Docket

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

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT filed; GOVT-NO FEE PAID (4) (lag) (Entered: 11/10/1999)

Nov. 9, 1999

PRELIMINARY ASSIGNMENT TO Magistrate Judge Jeff Kaplan (lag) (Entered: 11/10/1999)

Nov. 9, 1999
1

DEMAND for jury trial by plaintiff Equal Employment Opp (lag) (Entered: 11/10/1999)

Nov. 9, 1999
2

SUMMONS(ES) issued for defendant Parfumes De Couer (ISS-1) (lag) (Entered: 11/10/1999)

Nov. 9, 1999
3

ANSWER to Complaint by defendant Parfumes De Couer (Attorney Dan C Dargene), (4) (lag) (Entered: 01/19/2000)

Jan. 18, 2000
4

ORDER REQUIRING PROPOSAL for Contents of Scheduling Order. Proposed scheduling order due 2/18/00 <SEE ORDER FOR SPECIFICS> (signed by SAFitzwater) Copies to counsel: 01.19.00 Page(s): 3 (lag) (Entered: 01/19/2000)

Jan. 18, 2000
5

JOINT STATUS REPORT by plaintiff Equal Employment Opp, defendant Parfumes De Couer (3) (lch) (Entered: 02/15/2000)

Feb. 14, 2000
6

SCHEDULING ORDER setting Joining of Parties on 6/1/00 ; Amending of Pleadings on 2/1/01 ; Discovery cutoff 2/1/01 ; Deadline for filing of dispositive motions 3/1/01 ; ( signed by Judge SAFitzwater) Copies to counsel: 2/15/00 Page(s): 3 (lch) (Entered: 02/15/2000)

Feb. 14, 2000
6

STATUS REPORT ORDER. Status report due on 2/1/01 ( signed by Judge SAFitzwater) Copies to counsel: 2/15/00 Page(s): 3 (lch) (Entered: 02/15/2000)

Feb. 14, 2000
7

MOTION by plaintiff Equal Employment Opp to quash notice of intention to take deposition by written questiosn (3) (lch) (Entered: 07/20/2000)

July 20, 2000
8

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff Equal Employment Opp in support of [7-1] motion to quash notice of intention to take deposition by written questiosn (5) (lch) (Entered: 07/20/2000)

July 20, 2000
9

APPENDIX by plaintiff Equal Employment Opp in support of [7-1] motion to quash notice of intention to take deposition by written questiosn (9) (lch) (Entered: 07/20/2000)

July 20, 2000
10

ORDER SETTING HEARING in the courtroom of Magistrate Judge Jeff Kaplan Motion hearing set for 10:30 7/28/00 for [7-1] motion to quash notice of intention to take deposition by written questiosn ( signed by USMJ Kaplan) Copies to counsel: 7/24/00 Page(s) 2 (lch) (Entered: 07/24/2000)

July 21, 2000
11

ORDER OF REFERENCE: [7-1] motion to quash notice of intention to take deposition by written questiosn referred to Magistrate Judge Jeff Kaplan ( Signed by Judge Fitzwater) Copies to counsel: 7/24/00 Page(s): 1 (lch) (Entered: 07/24/2000)

July 21, 2000
13

ORDER granting [12-1] motion to withdraw Notices of Intention to take Deposition by written questions, mooting [7-1] motion to quash notice of intention to take deposition by written questiosn ( signed by USMJ Kaplan) Copies to counsel: 7/28/00 Page(s) 2 (lch) (Entered: 07/28/2000)

July 27, 2000
14

MOTION by defendant Parfumes De Couer to compel answers to discovery (15+) (lch) (Entered: 08/10/2000)

Aug. 9, 2000
15

ORDER OF REFERENCE: [14-1] motion to compel answers to discovery referred to Magistrate Judge Jeff Kaplan ( Signed by Judge Fitzwater) Copies to counsel: 8/10/00 Page(s): 1 (lch) (Entered: 08/10/2000)

Aug. 9, 2000
16

ORDER Motion hearing set for 10:00 8/18/00 for [14-1] motion to compel answers to discovery Hearing shall be in the courtroom of USMJ Kaplan ( signed by USMJ Kaplan) Copies to counsel: 8/15/00 Page(s) 2 (lch) (Entered: 08/15/2000)

Aug. 14, 2000
17

RESPONSE by plaintiff Equal Employment Opp to [14-1] motion to compel answers to discovery (10) (lch) (Entered: 08/17/2000)

Aug. 16, 2000
18

APPENDIX by plaintiff Equal Employment Opp in support of [17-1] motion response (8) (lch) (Entered: 08/17/2000)

Aug. 16, 2000
19

Minute order: For Dft's Motion to Compel discovery Held before Magistrate Judge Jeff Kaplan; Order to follow by noon on 8/25/00. Court Reporter: Leslie Finn (1) (lch) (Entered: 08/21/2000)

Aug. 18, 2000
20

ORDER granting [14-1] motion to compel answers to discovery ....see order for specifics ( signed by USMJ Kaplan) Copies to counsel: 8/28/00 Page(s) 2 (lch) (Entered: 08/28/2000)

Aug. 25, 2000
21

TRIAL SETTING ORDER set docket call for 9/17/01 see order for specifics ( signed by Judge Fitzwater) Copies to counsel: 9/1/00 Page(s) 5 (lch) (Entered: 09/01/2000)

Aug. 31, 2000
22

TRANSCRIPT filed Court Reporter: Janet Wright Date(s): 8/18/00 Volume(s): 1 Type of proceeding: Hearing on Motion to Compel Discovery (15) USC (lch) Modified on 10/02/2000 (Entered: 10/02/2000)

Sept. 29, 2000
23

JOINT MOTION to extend time Discovery and Dispositive Motions Deadlines by plaintiff Equal Employment Opp, defendant Parfumes De Couer (3) (lch) (Entered: 01/16/2001)

Jan. 12, 2001
24

ORDER granting [23-1] joint motion to extend time Discovery and Dispositive Motions Deadlines reset scheduling order deadlines: Discovery deadline on 2/22/01 Deadline for filing of dispositive motions by 3/22/01 ( signed by Judge Fitzwater) Copies to counsel: 1/17/01 Page(s) 1 (lch) (Entered: 01/17/2001)

Jan. 16, 2001
24

STATUS REPORT ORDER. Status report due on 2/22/01 ( signed by Judge Fitzwater) Copies to counsel: 1/17/01 Page(s): 1 (lch) (Entered: 01/17/2001)

Jan. 16, 2001
25

Consent Decree/ORDER...Parfums de Coeur agrees to pay $5,000.00 to resolve all claims for damages to Tracy Cantu...The parties to this Consent Decree agree to bear their own costs associated with the above-referenced Complaint. The term of this Consent Decree shall be for 2 years. <see consent decree for specifics> ( Signed by Judge Sidney A. Fitzwater ) Copies to counsel: 3/26/01 Page(s) 7 (djd) (Entered: 03/26/2001)

March 23, 2001

Case closed (djd) (Entered: 04/04/2001)

March 23, 2001

State / Territory: Texas

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Key Dates

Filing Date: Nov. 9, 1999

Closing Date: 2001

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of a female employee who alleged sex discrimination because her employer fired her because of her pregnancy.

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

Parfumes De Couer, Ltd., Inc., Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

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: 5,000

Order Duration: 2001 - 2003

Content of Injunction:

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Discrimination Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Discrimination-basis:

Pregnancy discrimination

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits