Case: EEOC v. Bell Gas, Inc.

1:02-cv-01090 | U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico

Filed Date: Aug. 29, 2002

Closed Date: 2004

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Case Summary

On August 29, 2002, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico against Bell Gas, Inc. and related corporations on behalf of a female employee. The EEOC alleged that the companies had violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. § 2000e et. seq.) by subjecting the employee to a sexually hostile work environment created by verbal and physical harassment from her immediate supervisor, including sexual ass…

On August 29, 2002, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico against Bell Gas, Inc. and related corporations on behalf of a female employee. The EEOC alleged that the companies had violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. § 2000e et. seq.) by subjecting the employee to a sexually hostile work environment created by verbal and physical harassment from her immediate supervisor, including sexual assault. The EEOC further alleged that Bell Gas had unlawfully retaliated against the employee by constructively discharging her (she was supposedly offered a transfer but was given no further information). The EEOC sought its costs, and monetary and injunctive relief for the employee, including reform of policies and practices, back pay, reinstatement, front pay, job search expenses, compensation for emotional harm, and punitive damages.

The Court (Judge William P. Johnson) approved the employee's motion to intervene in the case on December 23, 2002. Adding her former supervisor as a defendant, she brought claims for violation of Title VII, sexual assault and battery, and several other violations of New Mexico law. She sought substantially the same relief as the EEOC.

The Court clerk made an entry of default against Bell Gas for its failure to respond to the EEOC's complaint, but the default was set aside upon the Court's subsequent finding that the untimely response was an honest mistake. The employee's supervisor represented himself.

After a fair amount of discovery disagreement the parties reached a settlement, which the Court entered as a consent decree on April 6, 2004. Under the agreement the employee received a total of $180,000; $60,000 up front and monthly payments of $2,000 for 60 months, secured by a mortgage lien on Defendants' property. The decree required Defendants to implement policies to keep the workplace free of sex discrimination and foster complaint lodging without retaliation, to distribute the sexual harassment policies to all employees, to provide annual training on avoiding sex-discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, to conduct complaint-investigation training, and to report to the EEOC. The docket shows no further court activity, and the case is now closed.

Summary Authors

Kenneth Gray (7/25/2013)

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People

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Judge(s)

Johnson, William Paul (New Mexico)

Torgerson, Alan C. (New Mexico)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Medina, Loretta (New Mexico)

Molina, Veronica A. (Arizona)

O'Neill, Mary Jo (Arizona)

Reams, Gwendolyn Young (District of Columbia)

Smith, C. Emanuel (Arizona)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Komer, Mark E (New Mexico)

Long, Nancy Ruth (New Mexico)

Moulton, Debra J (New Mexico)

Judge(s)

Johnson, William Paul (New Mexico)

Torgerson, Alan C. (New Mexico)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Medina, Loretta (New Mexico)

Molina, Veronica A. (Arizona)

O'Neill, Mary Jo (Arizona)

Reams, Gwendolyn Young (District of Columbia)

Smith, C. Emanuel (Arizona)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Komer, Mark E (New Mexico)

Long, Nancy Ruth (New Mexico)

Moulton, Debra J (New Mexico)

Other Attorney(s)

Kennedy, Joseph P. (New Mexico)

Oliver, Shannon L. (New Mexico)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:02-cv-01090

Docket (PACER)

April 6, 2004

April 6, 2004

Docket
1

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Complaint

Aug. 29, 2002

Aug. 29, 2002

Complaint
20

1:02-cv-01090

Complaint in Intervention

Jan. 15, 2003

Jan. 15, 2003

Complaint
27

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Memorandum Opinion and Order

Feb. 13, 2003

Feb. 13, 2003

Order/Opinion
101

1:02-cv-01090

Order [Regarding Discovery Motions]

Aug. 4, 2003

Aug. 4, 2003

Order/Opinion
114

1:02-cv-01090

Order [Regarding Plaintiff-in-Intervention's Motion to Compel]

Dec. 24, 2003

Dec. 24, 2003

Order/Opinion
125

1:02-cv-01090

Consent Decree

EEOC & Christine Romero v. Bell Gas, Inc., et al

April 6, 2004

April 6, 2004

Settlement Agreement

EEOC Litigation Settlement Report (April 2004)

No Court

April 30, 2004

April 30, 2004

Press Release

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/5146150/eeoc-v-bell-gas-inc/

Last updated May 20, 2022, 12:16 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT for employment discrimination; jury demand (1 Summons issued) (referred to Magistrate Judge Don J. Svet) (mlk) Modified on 08/30/2002 (Entered: 08/30/2002)

Aug. 29, 2002

Aug. 29, 2002

27

MEMORANDUM, OPINION, AND ORDER: by District Judge William P. Johnson granting deft's motion to set aside clerk's entry of default [13-1] [11-1], denying pltf's motion for entry of default [9-1] & to strike deft's answer [18-1] (cc: all counsel*) (vv)

Feb. 13, 2003

Feb. 13, 2003

RECAP
2

NOTICE of refusal to consent to proceed before a US Magistrate Judge by plaintiff (mlk) (Entered: 09/12/2002)

Sept. 12, 2002

Sept. 12, 2002

4

WAIVER OF SERVICE of s/c upon defendants A-X Propane, Inc & Black Gold Energy Co on 10/17/02 (mlk) (Entered: 12/12/2002)

Dec. 11, 2002

Dec. 11, 2002

5

WAIVER OF SERVICE of s/c upon defendants Bell Gas, Inc. & A-X Propane, Inc on 10/17/02 (mlk) (Entered: 12/12/2002)

Dec. 11, 2002

Dec. 11, 2002

6

WAIVER OF SERVICE upon defendant Bell Gas, Inc. on 10/17/02 (mlk) (Entered: 12/13/2002)

Dec. 11, 2002

Dec. 11, 2002

9

MOTION by plaintiff for entry of default as to Bell Gas, Inc., A-X Propane, Inc, Cortez Gas Company, Black Gold Energy Co, Conoco #155 (vv) (Entered: 12/19/2002)

Dec. 16, 2002

Dec. 16, 2002

10

AFFIDAVIT of Veronica A Molina regarding motion for entry of default as to Bell Gas, Inc., A-X Propane, Inc, Cortez Gas Company, Black Gold Energy Co, Conoco #155 [9-1] (vv) (Entered: 12/19/2002)

Dec. 16, 2002

Dec. 16, 2002

7

AMENDED CERTIFICATE by plaintiff of service of motion for default and affidavit in support to counsel on 12/17/02 (mlk) (Entered: 12/18/2002)

Dec. 17, 2002

Dec. 17, 2002

8

PRAECIPE: by plaintiff requesting clerk's entry of default (vv) (Entered: 12/19/2002)

Dec. 17, 2002

Dec. 17, 2002

11

CLERK'S ENTRY OF DEFAULT as to defendants (cc: all counsel*) (vv) (Entered: 12/19/2002)

Dec. 19, 2002

Dec. 19, 2002

15

ENTRY OF APPEARANCE for defendants by Debra J. Moulton (mlk) (Entered: 12/30/2002)

Dec. 20, 2002

Dec. 20, 2002

12

ORDER by District Judge William P. Johnson granting intv-pltfs' motion to intervene & for issuance of summons [3-1] (cc: all counsel*) (vv) (Entered: 12/26/2002)

Dec. 23, 2002

Dec. 23, 2002

13

OPPOSED MOTION by defendants to set aside clerk's entry of default (vv) (Entered: 12/26/2002)

Dec. 23, 2002

Dec. 23, 2002

14

ANSWER by defendant [1-1] (vv) (Entered: 12/26/2002)

Dec. 23, 2002

Dec. 23, 2002

16

RESPONSE by plaintiff to motion to set aside clerk's entry of default [13-1] (vv) (Entered: 01/07/2003)

Jan. 3, 2003

Jan. 3, 2003

17

AFFIDAVIT of Veronica A Molina regarding motion response [16-1] (vv) (Entered: 01/07/2003)

Jan. 3, 2003

Jan. 3, 2003

18

OPPOSED MOTION by plaintiff to strike deft's answer filed 12/23/02 (vv) (Entered: 01/13/2003)

Jan. 13, 2003

Jan. 13, 2003

19

INITIAL SCHEDULING ORDER by Magistrate Judge Don J. Svet Rule 16 scheduling conference set for 3/17/03 at 1:30 pm before Alan C Torgerson; provisional discovery plan & IPTR due 3/3/03 (cc: all counsel*) (vv) (Entered: 01/14/2003)

Jan. 13, 2003

Jan. 13, 2003

20

COMPLAINT IN INTERVENTION by intervenor-plaintiff (vv) (Entered: 01/15/2003)

Jan. 15, 2003

Jan. 15, 2003

21

NOTICE by defendants of completion of briefing of opposed mtn to set aside clerk's entry of default [13-1] (vv) (Entered: 01/21/2003)

Jan. 21, 2003

Jan. 21, 2003

22

REPLY by defendant to response to motion to set aside clerk's entry of default [13-1] (vv) (Entered: 01/22/2003)

Jan. 21, 2003

Jan. 21, 2003

23

MOTION by defendant for order to initiate electronic filing (mlk) (Entered: 01/23/2003)

Jan. 22, 2003

Jan. 22, 2003

24

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Don J. Svet granting deft's motion for order to initiate electronic filing [23-1] (cc: all counsel*) (vv) (Entered: 01/23/2003)

Jan. 23, 2003

Jan. 23, 2003

26

APPENDIX filed by defendant re reply to defts' mtn to set aside clerk's entry of default [22-1] (vv) (Entered: 01/27/2003)

Jan. 27, 2003

Jan. 27, 2003

25

RESPONSE by defendant to motion to strike deft's answer filed 12/23/02 [18-1] (vv) (Entered: 01/28/2003)

Jan. 27, 2003

Jan. 27, 2003

28

REPLY by plaintiff to response to motion to strike deft's answer filed 12/23/02 [18-1] (vv) (Entered: 02/13/2003)

Feb. 13, 2003

Feb. 13, 2003

29

NOTICE by plaintiff of completion of briefing of mtn to strike answer filed on 12/23/02 [18-1] (vv) (Entered: 02/13/2003)

Feb. 13, 2003

Feb. 13, 2003

30

PROVISIONAL DISCOVERY PLAN by parties (vv) (Entered: 03/04/2003)

March 3, 2003

March 3, 2003

31

MINUTE ORDER: Case referred from Magistrate Judge Svet to Magistrate Judge Alan C. Torgerson (cc: all counsel*) (vv) (Entered: 03/05/2003)

March 5, 2003

March 5, 2003

32

CERTIFICATE by plaintiff of service of initial disclosures to counsel on 03/10/03 (mlk) (Entered: 03/14/2003)

March 11, 2003

March 11, 2003

37

CLERK'S MINUTES: before Magistrate Judge Alan C. Torgerson Rule 16 scheduling conference held (vv) (Entered: 03/27/2003)

March 17, 2003

March 17, 2003

33

ANSWER to complaint in intervention by defendant Raymundo Hildalgo [20-1] (vv) (Entered: 03/18/2003)

March 18, 2003

March 18, 2003

34

CERTIFICATE of service by defendants of initial disclosures to counsel on 3/19/03 (vv) (Entered: 03/19/2003)

March 19, 2003

March 19, 2003

35

ANSWER by defendants to complaint in intervention [20-1] (vv) (Entered: 03/20/2003)

March 19, 2003

March 19, 2003

36

CERTIFICATE of service by plaintiff in intervention's initial disclosure to counsel on 3/24/03 (vv) (Entered: 03/25/2003)

March 25, 2003

March 25, 2003

38

CERTIFICATE of service by plaintiff of 1st supplemental initial disclosures to counsel on 4/17/03 (vv) (Entered: 04/21/2003)

April 21, 2003

April 21, 2003

40

CERTIFICATE of service by intervenor-plaintiff Christine Romero of 1st set of requests for production to counsel on 4/30/03 (vv) (Entered: 04/30/2003)

April 30, 2003

April 30, 2003

41

CERTIFICATE of service by plaintiff of 1st set of non-uniform interrogatories to counsel on 4/29/03 (vv) (Entered: 04/30/2003)

April 30, 2003

April 30, 2003

42

CERTIFICATE of service by plaintiff of 1st request for production of documents to counsel on 4/29/03 (vv) (Entered: 04/30/2003)

April 30, 2003

April 30, 2003

43

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Alan C. Torgerson adopting provisional discovery plan [30-1] (cc: all counsel) (vv) (Entered: 05/13/2003)

May 13, 2003

May 13, 2003

44

MOTION by plaintiff & intervenor-plaintiff to extend expert witness disclosure & report deadlines or reinstate originally proposed expert witness report deadlines (vv) (Entered: 05/14/2003)

May 13, 2003

May 13, 2003

45

AMENDED INITIAL PRE-TRIAL REPORT by District Judge William P. Johnson and Magistrate Judge Alan C. Torgerson; Discovery set for 8/14/03; mtn filing ddl set for 10/2/03; proposed pretrial order due 11/17/03; pretrial conference set for 9:00 am on 1/14/04; jury trial set for 9:00 am on 2/2/04; Estimated # of Trial Days: 5-7; Chances of Settlement: unknown (cc: all counsel) (vv) Modified on 05/16/2003 (Entered: 05/16/2003)

May 16, 2003

May 16, 2003

46

RESPONSE by defendant to motion to extend expert witness disclosure & report deadlines or reinstate originally proposed expert witness report deadlines [44-1] (vv) (Entered: 05/20/2003)

May 20, 2003

May 20, 2003

47

NOTICE by defendant Raymundo Hildalgo of filing bankruptcy (vv) (Entered: 05/23/2003)

May 23, 2003

May 23, 2003

48

RESPONSE by deft Raymundo Hildalgo to mtn to extend expert witness disclosure & report deadlines or reinstate originally proposed expert witness report deadlines [44-1] (kd) (Entered: 05/27/2003)

May 27, 2003

May 27, 2003

49

CERTIFICATE of Service by pltf of the 2nd supplemental initial disclosures to counsel on 5/22/03 (kd) (Entered: 05/27/2003)

May 27, 2003

May 27, 2003

50

REPLY by pltf to response to motion to extend expert witness disclosure & report deadlines or reinstate originally proposed expert witness report deadlines [44-1] (dmw) (Entered: 06/09/2003)

June 5, 2003

June 5, 2003

51

NOTICE of completion of briefing of motion for extension of or reinstatement of originally proposed expert witness report deadlines by plaintiff (dmw) (Entered: 06/09/2003)

June 5, 2003

June 5, 2003

52

CERTIFICATE of Service by defts of answers to pltf's 1st set of interrog(s) & response to 1st request for production to counsel on 6/9/03* (pr) (Entered: 06/10/2003)

June 10, 2003

June 10, 2003

53

MOTION by defts to strike expert , or in the alternative to extend the time for defts to name an expert witness of an additional 30 days * (pr) (Entered: 06/11/2003)

June 11, 2003

June 11, 2003

55

CERTIFICATE by pltf of service of third supplemental initial disclosures to counsel on 6/12/03 (dmw) (Entered: 06/12/2003)

June 12, 2003

June 12, 2003

56

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Alan C. Torgerson granting in part pltf & pltf-in-intervention's mtn to extend expert witness disclosure & report deadlines; w/pltf & pltf-in-intervenion to provide rpts by 6/20/03 & defts by 7/21/03 [44-1] (cc: all counsel*) (pr) (Entered: 06/13/2003)

June 12, 2003

June 12, 2003

57

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Alan C. Torgerson setting settlement conference for 9/9/03 at 9:00 am (cc: all counsel*) (vv) (Entered: 06/18/2003)

June 18, 2003

June 18, 2003

58

MOTION by defendant Raymundo Hildalgo to withdraw attorney (vv) (Entered: 06/19/2003)

June 18, 2003

June 18, 2003

59

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Alan C. Torgerson denying motion to withdraw attorney [58-1] by Raymundo Hildalgo (cc: all counsel) (vv) (Entered: 06/19/2003)

June 19, 2003

June 19, 2003

60

MOTION by defendant for protective order re discovery (vv) (Entered: 06/20/2003)

June 20, 2003

June 20, 2003

61

MOTION by defendant for protective order directing that deft is not obligated to answer deposition questions , to quash subpoena issued on 6/5/03 and notice of non-appearance at deposition on 6/23/03 (vv) (Entered: 06/20/2003)

June 20, 2003

June 20, 2003

62

CERTIFICATE of service by defendant Bell Gas, Inc. of 1st set of interrogatories, requests for production & admissions to counsel on 6/20/03 (vv) (Entered: 06/20/2003)

June 20, 2003

June 20, 2003

63

NOTICE by intervenor-plaintiff of change of address (vv) (Entered: 06/20/2003)

June 20, 2003

June 20, 2003

64

CERTIFICATE of service by intervenor-plaintiff of Rule 26 expert report (vv) (Entered: 06/24/2003)

June 24, 2003

June 24, 2003

65

RESPONSE by intervenor-plaintiff to motion for protective order directing that deft is not obligated to answer deposition questions [61-1] (vv) (Entered: 06/27/2003)

June 26, 2003

June 26, 2003

66

UNOPPOSED MOTION by defendant to withdraw attorney (vv) (Entered: 06/27/2003)

June 27, 2003

June 27, 2003

67

OPPOSED MOTION by plaintiff to compel responses to 1st set of non-uniform interrogatories & 1st request for production (vv) (Entered: 06/30/2003)

June 30, 2003

June 30, 2003

68

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff in support of motion to compel responses to 1st set of non-uniform interrogatories & 1st request for production [67-1] (vv) (Entered: 06/30/2003)

June 30, 2003

June 30, 2003

69

APPENDIX filed by plaintiff re motion to compel responses to 1st set of non-uniform interrogatories & 1st request for production [67-1] (vv) (Entered: 07/02/2003)

July 2, 2003

July 2, 2003

71

APPENDIX [EXHIBITS] filed by plaintiff re motion response [70-1] (vv) (Entered: 07/02/2003)

July 2, 2003

July 2, 2003

72

OPPOSED MOTION by plaintiff for order to show cause why Raymundo Hidalgo should not be held in contempt of court (vv) (Entered: 07/02/2003)

July 2, 2003

July 2, 2003

73

RESPONSE by intervenor-plaintiff to motion for protective order re discovery [60-1] (vv) (Entered: 07/03/2003)

July 3, 2003

July 3, 2003

74

NOTICE of non-appearance by defendant Bell Gas, Inc. for deposition on 7/10/03 (vv) (Entered: 07/03/2003)

July 3, 2003

July 3, 2003

78

APPENDIX filed by plaintiff re response to motion for protective order directing that deft is not obligated to answer deposition questions [61-1] (vv) (Entered: 07/09/2003)

July 3, 2003

July 3, 2003

75

ORDER by District Judge William P. Johnson granting motion to withdraw attorney [66-1] Lee Deschamps for Raymundo Hildalgo (cc: all counsel) (vv) (Entered: 07/07/2003)

July 7, 2003

July 7, 2003

76

NOTICE by defendant Raymundo Hildalgo's counsel of withdrawal (vv) (Entered: 07/07/2003)

July 7, 2003

July 7, 2003

76

ENTRY OF APPEARANCE for defendant Raymundo Hildalgo pro se (vv) (Entered: 07/07/2003)

July 7, 2003

July 7, 2003

76

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Alan C. Torgerson re withdrawal of counsel (cc: all counsel) (vv) (Entered: 07/07/2003)

July 7, 2003

July 7, 2003

77

CERTIFICATE of service by plaintiff of 2nd request for production of documents to counsel on 7/2/03 (vv) (Entered: 07/09/2003)

July 8, 2003

July 8, 2003

79

MOTION by defendant to quash subpoena & Notice of non-appearance (vv) (Entered: 07/10/2003)

July 10, 2003

July 10, 2003

80

NOTICE by defts of non-appearance of Pete Peterson at 7/15/03 deposition (vv) (Entered: 07/10/2003)

July 10, 2003

July 10, 2003

81

NOTICE by defendants of non appearance of Yvette Martinez for 7/17/03 deposition (vv) (Entered: 07/10/2003)

July 10, 2003

July 10, 2003

82

NOTICE by defendants of non-appearance of Tom Lancaster for 7/16/03 deposition (vv) (Entered: 07/10/2003)

July 10, 2003

July 10, 2003

83

REPLY by defendant to response to motion for protective order directing that deft is not obligated to answer deposition questions [61-1] (vv) (Entered: 07/11/2003)

July 11, 2003

July 11, 2003

84

NOTICE by defendants of non-appearance of Ray Bell for 7/23/03 deposition (vv) (Entered: 07/15/2003)

July 15, 2003

July 15, 2003

86

MOTION by defendants Bell Gas, Inc., A-X Propane, Inc, Cortez Gas Company, Black Gold Energy to extend time for 30 days to provide expert reports (vv) Modified on 07/31/2003 (Entered: 07/21/2003)

July 18, 2003

July 18, 2003

87

MOTION by defendants for protective order & notice of non-appearance for Texie Baggs' deposition for 7/30/03 (vv) (Entered: 07/22/2003)

July 22, 2003

July 22, 2003

88

MOTION by defendants for protective order & notice of non-appearance for Debra Chittenden's deposition for 7/29/03 (vv) (Entered: 07/22/2003)

July 22, 2003

July 22, 2003

89

OPPOSED MOTION by plaintiff to compel depositions (vv) (Entered: 07/24/2003)

July 24, 2003

July 24, 2003

90

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff in support of motion to compel depositions [89-1] (vv) (Entered: 07/24/2003)

July 24, 2003

July 24, 2003

91

RESPONSE by pltf EEOC to deft's mtn for 30 day stay [85-1] and for extension of time to retain new counsel [85-2] (kd) (Entered: 07/28/2003)

July 28, 2003

July 28, 2003

92

APPENDIX filed by plaintiff re memorandum in support of motion to compel depositions [89-1] (vv) (Entered: 07/29/2003)

July 29, 2003

July 29, 2003

93

MOTION by defendant to withdraw attorney (vv) (Entered: 07/31/2003)

July 31, 2003

July 31, 2003

94

ENTRY OF APPEARANCE for defts by Nancy Ruth Long and Mark E. Komer (mjr) (Entered: 07/31/2003)

July 31, 2003

July 31, 2003

95

RESPONSE by intervenor-plaintiff Christine Romero to motion for 30 day stay [85-1] & extension of time to retain new counsel [85-2] (vv) (Entered: 07/31/2003)

July 31, 2003

July 31, 2003

96

RESPONSE by intervenor-plaintiff Christine Romero to motion to extend time for 30 days to provide expert reports [86-1] (vv) (Entered: 07/31/2003)

July 31, 2003

July 31, 2003

97

NOTICE by defendants of non appearane at deposition of Raymundo Hidalgo (vv) (Entered: 07/31/2003)

July 31, 2003

July 31, 2003

98

MOTION by defendants for protective order re deposition of deft Hidalgo on 8/1/03 (vv) (Entered: 07/31/2003)

July 31, 2003

July 31, 2003

99

APPENDIX (EXHIBITS A and B) filed by defts re motion for protective order re deposition of deft Hidalgo on 8/1/03 [98-1] (mjr) (Entered: 08/04/2003)

Aug. 1, 2003

Aug. 1, 2003

100

CERTIFICATE of service by defts of notices of deposition and subpoena to counsel on 8/1/03 (mjr) (Entered: 08/04/2003)

Aug. 4, 2003

Aug. 4, 2003

101

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Alan C. Torgerson granting/denying in part motions [85-1], [85-2], denying motion to compel [67-1] granting motion [79-1] granting motions for protective order [88-1], [87-1], denying motion to compel depositions [89-1]; granting to extend time [86-1], granting motion for protective order re discovery [60-1], granting motions to quash subpoena [61-2] [61-1], granting motion for protective order re deposition of deft Hidalgo [98-1], denying motion for order to show cause [72-1] (cc: all counsel*) (vv) Modified on 08/08/2003 (Entered: 08/04/2003)

Aug. 4, 2003

Aug. 4, 2003

102

NOTICE of hearing Jury selection/trial reset for 8/9/04 at 9:00 am before Judge Johnson (cc: all counsel*) (vv) (Entered: 08/05/2003)

Aug. 5, 2003

Aug. 5, 2003

103

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Alan C. Torgerson granting deft's motion to withdraw attorney [93-1] (cc: all counsel*) (vv) (Entered: 08/19/2003)

Aug. 19, 2003

Aug. 19, 2003

Case Details

State / Territory: New Mexico

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Key Dates

Filing Date: Aug. 29, 2002

Closing Date: 2004

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of a female employee

Plaintiff Type(s):

EEOC Plaintiff

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

EEOC

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Bell Gas, Inc., Private Entity/Person

A-X Propane, Inc., Private Entity/Person

Cortez Gas Company, Private Entity/Person

Black Gold Energy Corporation d/b/a A-X Express Mart, Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

State law

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: $180,000

Order Duration: 2004 - 2006

Content of Injunction:

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit