Case: EEOC v. HUNTWOOD INDUSTRIES

2:03-cv-00309 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington

Filed Date: Aug. 22, 2003

Closed Date: 2004

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Case Summary

On August 22, 2003, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"), on behalf of a female employee, filed a lawsuit in the Eastern District Court of Washington, under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended by Title I of the Civil Rights Act of 1991, against Huntwood Industries, Inc. The EEOC sought injunctive relief, compensatory damages, punitive damages, attorneys' fees, and other forms of affirmative relief claiming that the defendant subjected the plaintiff-intervenor to a sexually hostile work environment because of her sex, female, resulting in her constructive discharge.

On January 26, 2004, the plaintiff-intervenor filed a complaint against the defendant. On July 21, 2004, the District Court (Judge Frederick Van Sickle) entered a consent decree where the defendant, among other things, agreed to pay the complainant $100,000.

Summary Authors

Perry Miska (5/14/2014)

People

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Judge(s)

Van Sickle, Frederick L. (Washington)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Cox, Lisa Ann (Washington)

Dreiband, Eric S. (District of Columbia)

Lucero, A. Luis Jr. (Washington)

Stanley, John F. (Washington)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Church, Michael H. (Washington)

Other Attorney(s)

Active

Judge(s)

Van Sickle, Frederick L. (Washington)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Cox, Lisa Ann (Washington)

Dreiband, Eric S. (District of Columbia)

Lucero, A. Luis Jr. (Washington)

Stanley, John F. (Washington)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Church, Michael H. (Washington)

Other Attorney(s)

Allen, Keller Wayne (Washington)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:03-cv-00309

Docket

EEOC v. T R A Industries Inc, et al

July 21, 2004

July 21, 2004

Docket
1

2:03-cv-00309

Complaint

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. T R A Industries, Inc. a/k/a Huntwood Industries, Inc.

Aug. 22, 2003

Aug. 22, 2003

Complaint
14

2:03-cv-00309

Complaint of Plaintiff in Intervention Jenifer D. Gibbs

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Jenifer D. Gibbs v. T R A Industries, Inc. a/k/a Huntwood Industries, Inc.

March 11, 2004

March 11, 2004

Complaint
16

2:03-cv-00309

Stipulation for Protective Order and Proposed Order

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Jenifer D. Gibbs v. T R A Industries, Inc. a/k/a Huntwood Industries, Inc.

March 24, 2004

March 24, 2004

Order/Opinion
24

2:03-cv-00309

Consent Decree and Order Dismissing Action

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Jenifer D. Gibbs v. T R A Industries, Inc. a/k/a Huntwood Industries, Inc.

July 21, 2004

July 21, 2004

Settlement Agreement

2:03-cv-00309

EEOC Litigation Settlement Report - July 2004

EEOC v. Huntwood Industries

No Court

Nov. 15, 2004

Nov. 15, 2004

Press Release

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4408930/eeoc-v-t-r-a-industries-inc/

Last updated July 19, 2022, 3:06 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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COMPLAINT Demand for Jury Trial (Summons(es) issued) Fee-status: wv Receipt #: wv (CR) (Entered: 08/22/2003)

Aug. 22, 2003

Aug. 22, 2003

RECAP
2

NOTICE OF APPEARANCE for defendants; Atty Michael H Church appearing (CR) (Entered: 09/19/2003)

Sept. 18, 2003

Sept. 18, 2003

PACER
3

SUMMONS/RETURN OF SERVICE executed upon defendant T R A Industries Inc, defendant - Huntwood Industries (CR) (Entered: 10/03/2003)

Oct. 3, 2003

Oct. 3, 2003

PACER
4

ANSWER to Plaintiff's Complaint and Affirmative Defenses by defendant (CR) (Entered: 10/29/2003)

Oct. 29, 2003

Oct. 29, 2003

PACER
5

Joint Certificate of Counsel and Proposed Discovery Plan by defendant and plaintiff pur. to FRCP 26(F) (CR) (Entered: 12/12/2003)

Dec. 12, 2003

Dec. 12, 2003

PACER
6

MINUTES: SCHEDULING CONF Held Hearing Location: Spokane before Chief Judge Fred Van Sickle CONFERENCE HELD (CR) (Entered: 12/30/2003)

Dec. 30, 2003

Dec. 30, 2003

PACER
7

Scheduling Conference Order by Chief Judge Fred Van Sickle (joint settlement status report ddl: 5/25/04; telephonic settlement status report conf 5/27/04 @ 8:30; discovery to be complete 9/13/04; Disp mtn ddl: 9/20/04; Mtn in limine ddl: 11/22/04; proposed PTO due 12/16/04; pretrial conference 8:30 12/21/04 Spokane, WA; Jury Trial set 9:00 1/10/05 Spokane, WA) (cc:all counsel) (CR) (Entered: 01/12/2004)

Jan. 12, 2004

Jan. 12, 2004

PACER
8

MOTION by plaintiff of Jenifer D Gibbs to intervene pursuant to 42 USC 2000e-5(f)(1) and FRCP 24(a) (CR) (Entered: 01/28/2004)

Jan. 26, 2004

Jan. 26, 2004

PACER
9

Memorandum by intervenor-plaintiff in support of motion of Jenifer D Gibbs to intervene pursuant to 42 USC 2000e-5(f)(1) and FRCP 24(a) [8-1] (CR) (Entered: 01/28/2004)

Jan. 26, 2004

Jan. 26, 2004

PACER
10

Notice by intervenor-plaintiff of hearing setting motion of Jenifer D Gibbs to intervene pursuant to 42 USC 2000e-5(f)(1) and FRCP 24(a) [8-1] (tele argument) 9:00 2/27/04 Spokane, WA (CR) (Entered: 01/28/2004)

Jan. 26, 2004

Jan. 26, 2004

PACER
11

Stipulation by intervenor-plaintiff Jenifer D Gibbs of non-opposition to motion of Jenifer D Gibbs to intervene [8-1] (CR) (Entered: 02/10/2004)

Feb. 10, 2004

Feb. 10, 2004

PACER
12

PROPOSED RECEIVED Order Granting motion of Jenifer D Gibbs to intervene [8-1], and striking hearing on motion to intervene [10-1] submitted by intervenor-plaintiff Jenifer D Gibbs (CR) (Entered: 02/10/2004)

Feb. 10, 2004

Feb. 10, 2004

PACER
13

ORDER by Chief Judge Fred Van Sickle granting motion of Jenifer D Gibbs to intervene pursuant to 42 USC 2000e-5(f)(1) and FRCP 24(a) [8-1]; court's scheduling conference order will remain in effect and shall apply to Ms Gibbs (cc: all counsel) (CR) (Entered: 03/10/2004)

March 10, 2004

March 10, 2004

PACER
14

Intervenor's COMPLAINT by Jenifer D Gibbs (Jury Trial Demanded) (CR) (Entered: 03/12/2004)

March 11, 2004

March 11, 2004

PACER
15

PROPOSED RECEIVED Stipulation for Protective Order and Proposed Order submitted by plaintiff (CR) (Entered: 03/22/2004)

March 19, 2004

March 19, 2004

PACER
16

Stipulation and ORDER by Chief Judge Fred Van Sickle : for protective order (cc: all counsel) (CR) (Entered: 03/24/2004)

March 24, 2004

March 24, 2004

PACER
17

Joint Settlement Status Report filed by defendant, plaintiff, intervenor-plaintiff (CR) (Entered: 05/24/2004)

May 21, 2004

May 21, 2004

PACER
18

MINUTES: STATUS CONFERENCE HELD Hearing Location: Spokane before Chief Judge Fred Van Sickle (CR) (Entered: 06/01/2004)

June 1, 2004

June 1, 2004

PACER
19

Declaration of Service of: Subpoena in a Civil Case; Notice of Deposition and Subpoena Duces Tecum of Richard Morrison (CR) (Entered: 06/04/2004)

June 4, 2004

June 4, 2004

PACER
20

Expert Disclosure submitted by defendant (CR) (Entered: 06/15/2004)

June 15, 2004

June 15, 2004

PACER
21

JOINT MOTION by defendant, plaintiff, intervenor-plaintiff for dismissal with prejudice (CR) (Entered: 07/16/2004)

July 15, 2004

July 15, 2004

PACER
22

PROPOSED RECEIVED Order for Dismissal with Prejuce [21-1] submitted by defendant, plaintiff, intervenor-plaintiff (CR) (Entered: 07/16/2004)

July 15, 2004

July 15, 2004

PACER
23

PROPOSED RECEIVED Consent Decree and Order Dismissing Action submitted by plaintiff, defendant (CR) (Entered: 07/16/2004)

July 15, 2004

July 15, 2004

PACER
24

CONSENT DECREE and ORDER Dismissing Action by Senior Judge Wm. Fremming Nielsen (Hereby Orders that the Foregoing Consent Decree be, and the same hereby is, approved as the final decree of this Court in full settlement of this action. This lawsuit is hereby dismissed with prejudice and without costs or attorneys' fees to any party [COB 204-32]) (cc: all counsel) (CR) Modified on 07/21/2004 (Entered: 07/21/2004)

July 21, 2004

July 21, 2004

RECAP
25

ORDER for Dismissal with Prejudice by Senior Judge Wm. Fremming Nielsen (Complaints are dismissed with prejudice, each party shall bear their own attorney fees and costs [204-33]) (cc: all counsel) (CR) (Entered: 07/21/2004)

July 21, 2004

July 21, 2004

PACER
26

ORDER Closing File by Senior Judge Wm. Fremming Nielsen terminating case COB 204-34 (cc: all counsel) (CR) (Entered: 07/21/2004)

July 21, 2004

July 21, 2004

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: Washington

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Key Dates

Filing Date: Aug. 22, 2003

Closing Date: 2004

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of a female employee who was subjected to a sexually hostile work environment resulting in her constructive discharge.

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

Huntwood Industries, 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: $100,000

Order Duration: 2004 - 2007

Content of Injunction:

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Discrimination Prohibition

Expungement of Employment Record

Neutral/Positive Reference

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Issues

General:

Disparate Impact

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit