Case: EEOC v. Advancemed Corporation

8:04-cv-01322 | U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Filed Date: April 26, 2004

Closed Date: 2005

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Case Summary

On April 26, 2004, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"), on behalf of a black female applicant, filed a lawsuit in the District Court of Maryland, under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title I of the Civil Rights Act of 1991, against Advancemed Corporation.

The EEOC sought injunctive relief, compensatory damages, punitive damages, and other forms of affirmative relief, claiming that the defendant refused to hire the complainant because of her race. On March 23, 2005, the District Court (Judge Peter A. Messitte) entered a consent decree where the defendant, among other things, agreed to pay the complainant $22,000.

Summary Authors

Perry Miska (4/12/2014)

People


Judge(s)

Day, Charles Bernard (Maryland)

Messitte, Peter Jo (Maryland)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Kiel, Gerald (Maryland)

Lawrence, Debra Michele (Maryland)

Reams, Gwendolyn Young (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Murray, Michelle M. (Maryland)

Seegull, Larry R. (Maryland)

Judge(s)

Day, Charles Bernard (Maryland)

Messitte, Peter Jo (Maryland)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Kiel, Gerald (Maryland)

Lawrence, Debra Michele (Maryland)

Reams, Gwendolyn Young (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Murray, Michelle M. (Maryland)

Seegull, Larry R. (Maryland)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket

March 23, 2005 Docket
1

Complaint

April 26, 2004 Complaint
19

Consent Decree

March 10, 2005 Settlement Agreement

Resources

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Docket

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

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT against Advancemed Corporation , filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(ljs, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/27/2004)

April 26, 2004

JURY TRIAL DEMAND by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (ljs, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/27/2004)

April 26, 2004
2

Summons Issued (20 days) as to Advancemed Corporation. (ljs, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/27/2004)

April 27, 2004
3

Correspondence from courtroom deputy re: effectuation of service. (esp, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/11/2004)

Aug. 11, 2004
4

SUMMONS Returned Executed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Advancemed Corporation served on 8/12/2004, answer due 9/1/2004. (Lawrence, Debra) (Entered: 08/13/2004)

Aug. 13, 2004
5

NOTICE of Appearance by Michelle M Murray on behalf of Advancemed Corporation (Murray, Michelle) (Entered: 08/30/2004)

Aug. 30, 2004
6

Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer by Advancemed Corporation. Responses due by 9/16/2004 (Murray, Michelle) (Entered: 08/30/2004)

Aug. 30, 2004
7

NOTICE of Appearance by Larry R Seegull on behalf of Advancemed Corporation (Seegull, Larry) (Entered: 08/30/2004)

Aug. 30, 2004
8

PAPERLESS ORDER granting 6 Motion for Extension of Time to Answer. Signed by Judge Peter J. Messitte on 9/2/04. (Messitte, Peter) (Entered: 09/02/2004)

Sept. 2, 2004
10

MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney M. Murray by Advancemed Corporation. Responses due by 10/18/2004 (Murray, Michelle) (Entered: 09/30/2004)

Sept. 30, 2004
12

SCHEDULING ORDER: Status Report due by 2/16/2005.. Signed by Judge Peter J. Messitte on 10/4/03. (rank, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/05/2004)

Oct. 4, 2004
11

PAPERLESS ORDER GRANTING 10 Motion to Withdraw as Attorney. Attorney Michelle M Murray TERMINATED. Signed by Judge Peter J. Messitte on 10/4/04. (Messitte, Peter) (Entered: 10/05/2004)

Oct. 5, 2004
13

Status Report Submitted Jointly by AdvanceMed and by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Lawrence, Debra) (Entered: 10/18/2004)

Oct. 18, 2004
14

ORDER REFERRING CASE to Magistrate Judge Charles B. Day for settlement. Signed by Judge Peter J. Messitte on 10/19/04. (jmw, Chambers) (Entered: 10/19/2004)

Oct. 19, 2004
15

Correspondence regarding scheduling Settlement Conference. Reply required. (bab, Chambers) (Entered: 10/22/2004)

Oct. 22, 2004
16

ORDER "ADVISING" counsel that a settlement conference has been scheduled. Signed by Judge Charles B. Day on 11/1/04. (rank, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/03/2004)

Nov. 1, 2004

Settlement Conference held before Judge Charles B. Day. (bab, Chambers) (Entered: 11/17/2004)

Nov. 17, 2004
17

NOTICE by Advancemed Corporation Regarding Change of Firm Name (Seegull, Larry) (Entered: 01/05/2005)

Jan. 5, 2005
18

Status Report Submitted by AdvanceMed and by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Lawrence, Debra) (Entered: 02/16/2005)

Feb. 16, 2005
19

SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT /Consent Decree by Advancemed and by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Lawrence, Debra) (Entered: 03/10/2005)

March 10, 2005
20

PAPERLESS ORDER APPROVING 19 Settlement Agreement/Consent Decree. Signed by Judge Peter J. Messitte 3/23/05. (Messitte, Peter) (Entered: 03/23/2005)

March 23, 2005

State / Territory: Maryland

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Key Dates

Filing Date: April 26, 2004

Closing Date: 2005

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of a black applicant.

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

Advancemed Corporation, Private Entity/Person

Defendant Type(s):

Hospital/Health Department

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: $22,000

Order Duration: 2005 - 2005

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Hiring

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

Black

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits