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


Docket (PACER)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Bluehippo Funding, LLC

April 7, 2005 Docket


Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Bluehippo Funding, LLC

Sept. 22, 2004 Complaint

Consent Decree

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Bluehippo Funding, LLC

April 7, 2005 Settlement Agreement


Last updated May 12, 2022, 8 p.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link

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

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

Sept. 22, 2004

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

Sept. 23, 2004

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

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

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

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

Dec. 21, 2004

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

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

Jan. 21, 2005

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

April 7, 2005

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

April 7, 2005

State / Territory: Maryland

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 22, 2004

Closing Date: April 7, 2007

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


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


Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement


Source of Relief:


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


Discrimination Prohibition



Disparate Treatment


Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff


Age discrimination


Direct Suit on Merits