Case: EEOC v. Satchel's BBQ & Steaks, Inc.

4:05-cv-02979 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Filed Date: Aug. 23, 2005

Closed Date: 2005

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Case Summary

On August 23, 2005, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"), on behalf of a black employee, filed a lawsuit in the Southern District Court of Texas, under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended by Title I of the Civil Rights Act of 1991, against Satchel's BBQ & Steaks, Inc. The EEOC sought injunctive relief, compensatory damages, punitive damages, attorneys' fees, and other forms of affirmative relief claiming that the defendant subjected the complainant to a racially hostile work environment because of his race, Black.

On September 20, 2005, the District Court (Judge Kenneth M. Hoyt) entered a consent decree where the defendant, among other things, agreed to pay the complainant $12,000.

Summary Authors

Perry Miska (5/9/2014)

People


Judge(s)

Hoyt, Kenneth M. (Texas)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Harwin, Robert B. (District of Columbia)

Randall, Jennifer Ann (Texas)

Taylor, Judith G. (Texas)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Springer, Julie A. (Texas)

Judge(s)

Hoyt, Kenneth M. (Texas)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Harwin, Robert B. (District of Columbia)

Randall, Jennifer Ann (Texas)

Taylor, Judith G. (Texas)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Springer, Julie A. (Texas)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

4:05-cv-02979

Docket

EEOC v. Sachel's BBQ & Steaks, Inc

Sept. 20, 2005

Sept. 20, 2005

Docket
1

4:05-cv-02979

Complaint

EEOC v. Satchel's BBQ & Steaks, Inc. d/b/a Savannah's Fine Catering

Aug. 23, 2005

Aug. 23, 2005

Complaint
5

4:05-cv-02979

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Satchel's BBQ & Steaks, Inc. d/b/a Savannah's Fine Catering

Sept. 20, 2005

Sept. 20, 2005

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 13, 2022, 3:14 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT against Sachel's BBQ & Steaks, Inc (Filing fee $ 250) filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(lfilmore, ) Additional attachment(s) added on 8/23/2005 (lfilmore, ). (Entered: 08/23/2005)

Aug. 23, 2005

Aug. 23, 2005

2

ORDER for Initial Pretrial and Scheduling Conference by Telephone and Order to Disclose Interested Persons. Telephone Conference set for 11/21/2005 at 04:00 PM by telephone before Judge Kenneth M. Hoyt. ( Signed by Judge Kenneth M. Hoyt ) Parties notified. (smurdock, ) (Entered: 08/24/2005)

Aug. 23, 2005

Aug. 23, 2005

Fee waived re: 1 Complaint , filed. (klove, ) (Entered: 09/13/2005)

Sept. 13, 2005

Sept. 13, 2005

3

CERTIFICATE OF INTERESTED PARTIES by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, filed.(jdavenport, ) (Entered: 09/16/2005)

Sept. 14, 2005

Sept. 14, 2005

4

Joint MOTION to Enter Consent Decree by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Sachel's BBQ & Steaks, Inc, filed. Motion Docket Date 10/6/2005. (Attachments: # 1 Consent Decree# 2 Final Judgment Order)(ltien, ) (Entered: 09/16/2005)

Sept. 16, 2005

Sept. 16, 2005

5

CONSENT DECREE granting 4 Motion for Entry of Order .( Signed by Judge Kenneth M. Hoyt ) Parties notified.(bthomas, ) (Entered: 09/20/2005)

Sept. 20, 2005

Sept. 20, 2005

6

FINAL JUDGMENT ORDER ENTERING CONSENT DECREE .( Signed by Judge Kenneth M. Hoyt ) Parties notified.(bthomas, ) (Entered: 09/20/2005)

Sept. 20, 2005

Sept. 20, 2005

Case Details

State / Territory: Texas

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Aug. 23, 2005

Closing Date: 2005

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of a black employee who alleges that he was subjected to a racially hostile work environment.

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

SATCHEL'S BBQ & STEAKS, 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)

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: 12,000

Order Duration: 2005 - 2008

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

Black

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits