Case: EEOC v. Tasa, Inc. (d/b/a Orr Minden Country Chevrolet)

5:05-cv-01515 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana

Filed Date: Aug. 22, 2005

Closed Date: 2008

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Case Summary

On August 22, 2005, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed this Title VII retaliation claim against Tasa, Inc., (doing business as Orr Minden Country Chevrolet) on behalf of a black employee who had a pending race discrimination charge against Tasa and who had been fired with no discipline or warnings prior to the firing. The complaint was filed with a joint motion for a consent decree, which the Court (Donald E. Walter) approved on November 11, 2005.The terms of the decree pr…

On August 22, 2005, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed this Title VII retaliation claim against Tasa, Inc., (doing business as Orr Minden Country Chevrolet) on behalf of a black employee who had a pending race discrimination charge against Tasa and who had been fired with no discipline or warnings prior to the firing. The complaint was filed with a joint motion for a consent decree, which the Court (Donald E. Walter) approved on November 11, 2005.

The terms of the decree provided for damages ($60,000 to the employee) and injunctive relief. The parties bore their own costs. Under the decree, Tasa, Inc., had to provide annual Title VII training to all its employees in Louisiana, to post an EEOC poster in a conspicuous location, to report to the EEOC annually the date, attendees, and subject matters of the Title VII trainings, and to institute and follow a promotion policy. The promotion policy required that all vacant positions be posted before an employee is promoted to the positions, that all qualified candidates be interviewed, and that all applications, resumes, and interview notes be maintained. The decree expired automatically after three years. The case is now closed.

Summary Authors

Kenneth Gray (7/16/2013)

People


Judge(s)

Walter, Donald Ellsworth (Louisiana)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Butler, Michelle T (Louisiana)

Dreiband, Eric S. (District of Columbia)

Graham, Nancy Eleanor (Louisiana)

Hill, Keith T. (Texas)

Lee, James L. (District of Columbia)

Reams, Gwendolyn Young (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Texada, Andrew P (Louisiana)

Judge(s)

Walter, Donald Ellsworth (Louisiana)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Butler, Michelle T (Louisiana)

Dreiband, Eric S. (District of Columbia)

Graham, Nancy Eleanor (Louisiana)

Hill, Keith T. (Texas)

Lee, James L. (District of Columbia)

Reams, Gwendolyn Young (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Texada, Andrew P (Louisiana)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

5:05-cv-01515

Docket [PACER]

EEOC v. Tasa, Inc.

Nov. 14, 2005

Nov. 14, 2005

Docket
1-1

5:05-cv-01515

Complaint

EEOC v. Tasa, Inc.

Aug. 22, 2005

Aug. 22, 2005

Complaint
3

5:05-cv-01515

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Tasa, Inc.

Nov. 14, 2005

Nov. 14, 2005

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 6, 2022, 3:17 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT against Tasa Inc with Jury Demand filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Civil cover sheet)(crt,Dunford, T) (Entered: 08/26/2005)

Aug. 22, 2005

Aug. 22, 2005

2

JOINT MOTION to approve and enter consent decree and to dismiss plaintiff's complaint by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Tasa Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Text of proposed order)(crt,Dunford, T) (Entered: 08/26/2005)

Aug. 22, 2005

Aug. 22, 2005

NOTICE OF SERVICE SUSPENDED: Notice to counsel for plaintiff, N Eleanor Graham is discontinued in this case due to unsuccessful mail delivery resulting from Hurricane Katrina. Until mail delivery resumes and/or notification of a change of address or substitution of counsel is received, above-named counsel will not receive notice. (crt,Reeves, T) (Entered: 09/07/2005)

Sept. 7, 2005

Sept. 7, 2005

NOTICE OF SERVICE RESTORED: Notice to N Eleanor Graham has been RESUMED. Aforementioned counsel is advised that they will not recieve notice of any activity that occurred in this case from the time notice was suspended until this entry. Counsel should obtain a report of filings by running a Docket Activity for My Cases Report via PACER. (crt,Alvarez, S) (Entered: 11/10/2005)

Nov. 10, 2005

Nov. 10, 2005

3

CONSENT DECREE: Within 30 days after the entry of this Decree, Tasa shall pay the sum of $60,000.00 as damages to Mr Thompson in return for a dismissal of this suit. Signed by Judge Donald E Walter on 11/11/2005. (crt,McDonnell, D) (Entered: 11/14/2005)

Nov. 14, 2005

Nov. 14, 2005

Case Details

State / Territory: Louisiana

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Aug. 22, 2005

Closing Date: 2008

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of a black employee

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

Tasa, Inc., d/b/a Orr Minden Country Chevrolet, 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:

Litigation

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: $60,000

Order Duration: 2005 - 2008

Content of Injunction:

Follow recruitment, hiring, or promotion protocols

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Issues

General:

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Promotion

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

Black

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits