Case: EEOC v. BlueHippo FUNDING, LLC

1:04-cv-03033 | U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Filed Date: Sept. 22, 2004

Closed Date: April 7, 2007

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Case Summary

In September 2004, the Baltimore District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against BlueHippo Funding, LLC in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland alleging discrimination on the basis of age in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant discriminated against the charging parties, employees over forty years old, by terminating their employment. The parties settled the lawsuit through a consent decree shortly after the lawsuit was filed.

The two-year decree, containing an anti-discrimination clause, required the defendant to: update, post and distribute notice of its policies against age discrimination, provide training to managers and supervisors, submit revised policies and certify compliance to the EEOC, and pay $13,485.42 to be divided between two charging parties that had not already received compensation.

Summary Authors

David Friedman (10/25/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:04-cv-03033

Docket (PACER)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Bluehippo Funding, LLC

April 7, 2005

April 7, 2005

Docket
1

1:04-cv-03033

Complaint

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Bluehippo Funding, LLC

Sept. 22, 2004

Sept. 22, 2004

Complaint
10

1:04-cv-03033

Consent Decree

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Bluehippo Funding, LLC

April 7, 2005

April 7, 2005

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated Sept. 5, 2022, 3:07 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT against Bluehippo Funding, LLC, , filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(slv2, Deputy Clerk) Additional attachment(s) added on 9/23/2004 (slv2, Deputy Clerk). (Entered: 09/23/2004)

Sept. 22, 2004

Sept. 22, 2004

JURY TRIAL DEMAND by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (slv2, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/23/2004)

Sept. 22, 2004

Sept. 22, 2004

2

Summons Issued (20 days) as to Bluehippo Funding, LLC,. (slv2, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/23/2004)

Sept. 23, 2004

Sept. 23, 2004

3

SUMMONS Returned Executed by Bluehippo Funding, LLC,. Bluehippo Funding, LLC, served on 11/19/2004, answer due 12/9/2004. (Salacuse, Maria) (Entered: 12/09/2004)

Dec. 9, 2004

Dec. 9, 2004

4

ANSWER to Complaint by Bluehippo Funding, LLC,. (Attachments: # 1 Defendant's Rule 7.1(a) Disclosure Statement)(Karp, Judith) (Entered: 12/09/2004)

Dec. 9, 2004

Dec. 9, 2004

5

SCHEDULING ORDER: Status Report due by 4/25/2005. Signed by Judge William M Nickerson on 12/10/04. (mcb, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/10/2004)

Dec. 10, 2004

Dec. 10, 2004

6

STATUS REPORT /Joint Report by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Salacuse, Maria) (Entered: 12/21/2004)

Dec. 21, 2004

Dec. 21, 2004

7

ORDER REFERRING CASE to Magistrate Judge Paul W. Grimm for Settlement or other ADR Conference. Signed by Judge William M Nickerson on 1/19/05. (jlb, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/19/2005)

Jan. 19, 2005

Jan. 19, 2005

8

ORDER SCHEDULING Settlement Conference. Signed by Judge Paul W. Grimm on 1/21/05. (jlb, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/21/2005)

Jan. 21, 2005

Jan. 21, 2005

Judge Paul W. Grimm no longer assigned to case. (jlb, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/07/2005)

April 7, 2005

April 7, 2005

10

CONSENT DECREE and APPROVAL. Signed by Judge William M Nickerson on 4/7/05. (jlb, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/07/2005)

April 7, 2005

April 7, 2005

Case Details

State / Territory: Maryland

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 22, 2004

Closing Date: April 7, 2007

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

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

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

Bluehippo Funding, LLC (Baltimore), Private Entity/Person

BlueHippo Funding LLC (Baltimore, Maryland), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), 29 U.S.C. §§ 621 et seq.

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Monetary Relief

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

Order Duration: 2005 - 2005

Content of Injunction:

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Discrimination Prohibition

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Discrimination-basis:

Age discrimination

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits