3:99-cv-02380 | U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina

Filed Date: Aug. 20, 1999

Closed Date: April 13, 2000

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Case Summary

EEOC's Charlotte, NC office filed this Title VII lawsuit alleging that the defendant Lucent Technologies, Inc. failed to promote five installers at its Columbia, SC facility because of their race. The lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina (Columbia) on 08/20/1999. The individual complainants did not intervene in the suit or file a separate suit.

The case was settled before any discovery was made. A two-year consent decree was entered by the district court on 04/13/2000.

Under the consent decree, the defendant agreed to pay the five complainants a total sum of $46,346. The defendant also agreed to provide necessary training for promotion to three complainants. The complainant's personnel record would be expunged of any record related to the lawsuit. Additionally, the defendant was required to provide training and post notice of EEO policies.

Summary Authors

Yin Zheng (7/15/2007)

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Docket (PACER)

EEOC v. Lucent Technologies

April 13, 2000

April 13, 2000



Consent Decree

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Lucent Technologies/AT&T Systems

April 13, 2000

April 13, 2000

Settlement Agreement



Last updated March 23, 2024, 3:05 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link

COMPLAINT - no filing fee required by statute; Service due by 12/20/99 for Lucent Technologies. (former empl) (Entered: 08/22/1999)

Aug. 20, 1999

Aug. 20, 1999


Answers to 16B Interrogatories by plaintiff EEOC; jury demand (former empl) (Entered: 08/22/1999)

Aug. 20, 1999

Aug. 20, 1999


NOTICE of Lawsuit and Request for waiver of service of summons by plaintiff EEOC. (former empl) (Entered: 08/22/1999)

Aug. 20, 1999

Aug. 20, 1999


NOTICE of attorney appearance for plaintiff EEOC by Edwin Lake Turnage (former empl) (Entered: 11/16/1999)

Nov. 15, 1999

Nov. 15, 1999


CONSENT ORDER granting the request for enlargment of time to answer, move, or otherwise plead until 12/15/99. ( signed by Magistrate Judge Joseph R. McCrorey ) mld (former empl) (Entered: 11/17/1999)

Nov. 16, 1999

Nov. 16, 1999


ORDER, extending time , reset answer due for 1/4/00 for Lucent Technologies . Defendant is instructed not to submit further pleadings directly to the Magistrate Judge and is instructed to comply with the local rule to associate local counsel to sign all pleadings. ( signed by Magistrate Judge Joseph R. McCrorey ) mld (former empl) (Entered: 12/16/1999)

Dec. 15, 1999

Dec. 15, 1999


ANSWER to Complaint by defendant Lucent Technologies (Attorney J. Theodore Gentry), (kcam) (Entered: 01/04/2000)

Jan. 4, 2000

Jan. 4, 2000


SCHEDULING ORDER setting Joining of parties,amending of pleadings on 2/4/00 ; Deadline for filing of all motions 4/24/00 ; Discovery cutoff 4/4/00 ; ( signed by Magistrate Judge Joseph R. McCrorey ) mld (former empl) (Entered: 01/11/2000)

Jan. 10, 2000

Jan. 10, 2000


Answers to Local 26.06 Interrogatories by defendant Lucent Technologies (gant) (Entered: 02/04/2000)

Feb. 4, 2000

Feb. 4, 2000


CONSENT DECREE of dismissal, the terms of the decree shall be for two years from entry by the Court, each party to bear its own costs and attorney fees, the Court shall retain jurisdiction of this cause for purposes of monitoring compliance with the decree and for entry of any further orders as may be necessary or appropriate, (signed by Joseph Anderson, U.S. District Judge) (ttil) (Entered: 04/13/2000)

April 13, 2000

April 13, 2000

Case closed (ttil) (Entered: 04/13/2000)

April 13, 2000

April 13, 2000

Case Details

State / Territory: South Carolina

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Aug. 20, 1999

Closing Date: April 13, 2000

Case Ongoing: No


Plaintiff Description:

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers.

Plaintiff Type(s):

EEOC Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:


Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought


Lucent Technologies Inc. (Columbia, SC), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e

Available Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Monetary Relief

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief


Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement


Source of Relief:


Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Content of Injunction:

Expungement of Employment Record

Discrimination Prohibition

Retaliation Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training



Amount Defendant Pays: 46346

Order Duration: 2000 - 2002


Discrimination Area:

Disparate Treatment


Direct Suit on Merits