Case: EEOC v. AJAY THEATERS, LLC D/B/A HOLLYWOOD 20 CINEMA

2:04-cv-02426 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee

Filed Date: June 7, 2004

Closed Date: July 29, 2005

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Case Summary

In June 2004, the Memphis District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Ajay Theaters, LLC, d/b/a Hollywood 20 Cinema, in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee. We do not have a copy of the complaint; therefore, the exact allegations involved are unknown. According to the consent decree, the complaint alleged that the defendant sexually harassed nine charging parties, female employees, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. After some sched…

In June 2004, the Memphis District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Ajay Theaters, LLC, d/b/a Hollywood 20 Cinema, in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee. We do not have a copy of the complaint; therefore, the exact allegations involved are unknown. According to the consent decree, the complaint alleged that the defendant sexually harassed nine charging parties, female employees, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. After some scheduling orders and a protective order, the defendant filed several motions for partial summary judgment against seven of the charging parties in late April and early May 2005. These motions were never resolved because the parties settled in early July 2005 through a consent decree.

The one-year decree, containing a non-discrimination clause, required the defendant to: provide anti-harassment training to all of its employees, report to the EEOC at specified intervals, distribute its anti-harassment policy, post a notice of the decree, and pay $75,000 to be distributed among the nine charging parties.

Summary Authors

Michele Marxkors (7/23/2007)

People

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Document

2:04-cv-02426

Docket [PACER]

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Ajay Theaters, LLC

July 29, 2005

July 29, 2005

Docket
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2:04-cv-02426

Consent Decree

EEOC v. AJAY Theaters, LLC d/b/a Hollywood 20 Cinema

July 5, 2005

July 5, 2005

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

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Last updated May 20, 2022, 12:22 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT against Ajay Theaters, LLC (Filing fee $ 150.) , filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(jae, ) (Entered: 06/07/2004)

June 7, 2004

June 7, 2004

36

ORDER granting [31 and 34 ] Motion for Extension of Time to File Response to defendants motions for summary judgment. Responses due by 6/10/2005. Signed by Judge Bernice B. Donald. (jae, )

June 1, 2005

June 1, 2005

RECAP
42

ORDER granting Equal Employment Opportunity Commissions' 37 Motion for Leave to File Excess Pages. Memorandum in support of its response to dft's motion for sum jgm may exceed page limit, but may not exceed thirty five pages . Signed by Judge Bernice B. Donald. (jae, )

June 13, 2005

June 13, 2005

RECAP
2

ANSWER to Complaint with Jury Demand by Ajay Theaters, LLC.(tlh, ) (Entered: 08/02/2004)

July 30, 2004

July 30, 2004

46

ENDORSED ORDER granting 44 Motion for Leave to File Reply To Plaintiff's Response To Defendant's Motion For Partial Summary Judgment. Dft's have until 6/28/05 to file reply to response. Signed by Judge Bernice B. Donald. (jae, )

June 20, 2005

June 20, 2005

RECAP
3

REPORT of Rule 26(f) Planning Meeting. (tlh, ) (Entered: 09/08/2004)

Sept. 8, 2004

Sept. 8, 2004

4

SETTING LETTER: Scheduling Conference set for 9/23/2004 09:30 AM in Courtroom 5 - Memphis before Diane K. Vescovo. (tlh, ) (Entered: 09/09/2004)

Sept. 9, 2004

Sept. 9, 2004

48

CONSENT DECREE . Signed by Judge Bernice B. Donald. (jml, )

July 5, 2005

July 5, 2005

RECAP
5

SCHEDULING ORDER:Initial Disclosures due 9/17/2004. Amended Pleadings due by 10/29/2004. Initial Motions to Dismiss due by 11/19/2004. Completing All Discovery due by 3/31/2005. Joinder of Parties due by 10/29/2004. Filing Dispositive Motions due by 5/6/2005. Signed by Judge Diane K. Vescovo. (tlh, ) (Entered: 09/20/2004)

Sept. 20, 2004

Sept. 20, 2004

49

ORDER ADMINISTRATIVELY CLOSING CASE. Parties have notified the court they have resolved this dispute. Clerk is directed to administratively close this case without prejudice. Any party in interest may move at a later time to reopen this case for good cause. Signed by Judge Bernice B. Donald. (jae, )

July 29, 2005

July 29, 2005

RECAP
6

SETTING LETTER: Jury Trial set for 10/24/2005 09:00 AM in Courtroom 3 - Memphis before Bernice B. Donald. Pretrial Conference set for 10/11/2005 01:15 PM in Courtroom 3 - Memphis before Bernice B. Donald. Proposed Joint Pretrial Order due by 10/4/2005.(tlh, ) (Entered: 09/30/2004)

Sept. 30, 2004

Sept. 30, 2004

50

JUDGMENT IN A CIVIL CASE . It is so Ordered and Adjudged that in accordance with the Consent Decree entered on July 7, 2005, this cause is heeby dismissed. Signed by Judge Bernice B. Donald. (jml, )

July 29, 2005

July 29, 2005

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7

JOINT MOTION to Extend Deadlines for Joining Parties, Amending Pleadings, and Initial Motions to Dismiss by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Ajay Theaters, LLC. (tlh, ) (Entered: 10/25/2004)

Oct. 22, 2004

Oct. 22, 2004

8

ORDER EXTENDING DEADLINES FOR JOINING PARTIES, AMENDING PLEADINGS, AND INITIAL MOTIONS TO DISMISS. Granting [7] Motion to Extend Deadlines for Joining Parties, Amending Pleadings, and Initial Motions to Dismiss by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Ajay Theaters, LLC. Signed by Judge Diane K. Vescovo. (tlh, ) (Entered: 10/25/2004)

Oct. 25, 2004

Oct. 25, 2004

9

MOTION for Protective Order by Ajay Theaters, LLC. (ehg, ) (Entered: 03/07/2005)

March 4, 2005

March 4, 2005

10

MEMORANDUM in Support re [9] MOTION for Protective Order filed by Ajay Theaters, LLC. (ehg, ) (Entered: 03/07/2005)

March 4, 2005

March 4, 2005

11

CERTIFICATE of Consultation re [9] MOTION for Protective Order by Adam M. Nahmias on behalf of Ajay Theaters, LLC (ehg, ) (Entered: 03/07/2005)

March 4, 2005

March 4, 2005

12

RESPONSE to Motion re [9] Defendant's MOTION for Protective Order filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (ehg, ) (Entered: 03/10/2005)

March 9, 2005

March 9, 2005

13

MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT of Plaintiff's Response to Defendant's Motion for Protective Order by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission re [12] Response to Motion (ehg, ) (Entered: 03/10/2005)

March 9, 2005

March 9, 2005

14

PROTECTIVE ORDER. Signed by Judge Diane K. Vescovo. (ehg, ) (Entered: 03/14/2005)

March 10, 2005

March 10, 2005

15

STIPULATION REGARDING DEPOSITIONS by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (jae, ) (Entered: 03/21/2005)

March 18, 2005

March 18, 2005

16

Joint MOTION for a Brief Extension of the Discovery Completion Deadline by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Ajay Theaters, LLC. (ehg, ) (Entered: 04/05/2005)

March 30, 2005

March 30, 2005

17

ORDER EXTENDING DISCOVERY COMPLETION DEADLINE..granting [16]...ddl extended until 4/20/2005. . Signed by Judge Diane K. Vescovo. (ehg, ) (Entered: 04/05/2005)

April 4, 2005

April 4, 2005

18

NOTICE of Appearance by James L. Holt, Jr on behalf of Ajay Theaters, LLC (jae, ) (Entered: 04/06/2005)

April 6, 2005

April 6, 2005

19

MOTION for Partial Summary Judgment On All Claims on Behalf of Jennifer Tichenor by Ajay Theaters, LLC. (jae, ) (Entered: 04/29/2005)

April 28, 2005

April 28, 2005

20

MEMORANDUM in Support re [19] MOTION for Partial Summary Judgment On All Claims on Behalf of Jennifer Tichenor filed by Ajay Theaters, LLC. (document placed in separate folder) (jae, ) (Entered: 04/29/2005)

April 28, 2005

April 28, 2005

21

MOTION for Partial Summary Judgment On All Claims On Behalf of Andrea Medina and Taryn Lamberth by Defendant Ajay Theaters, LLC. (jae, ) (Entered: 05/03/2005)

May 2, 2005

May 2, 2005

22

MEMORANDUM in Support re [21] MOTION for Partial Summary Judgment On All Claims On Behalf of Andrea Medina and Taryn Lamberth by Defendant Ajay Theaters, LLC. (document placed in separate folder) (jae, ) (Entered: 05/03/2005)

May 2, 2005

May 2, 2005

23

MOTION for Partial Summary Judgment On All Claims On Behalf of Samantha Ransdell by Ajay Theaters, LLC. (jae, ) (Entered: 05/03/2005)

May 2, 2005

May 2, 2005

24

MEMORANDUM in Support re [23] MOTION for Partial Summary Judgment In Regard To Claims On Behalf of Samanta Ransdell filed by Ajay Theaters, LLC. (document placed in separate folder) (jae, ) (Entered: 05/03/2005)

May 2, 2005

May 2, 2005

25

MOTION for Partial Summary Judgment On All Claims on Behalf of Amy Shook by Ajay Theaters, LLC. (jae, ) (Entered: 05/04/2005)

May 4, 2005

May 4, 2005

26

MEMORANDUM in Support re [25] MOTION for Partial Summary Judgment In Regard To Claims on Behalf of Amy Shook filed by Ajay Theaters, LLC. (document placed in separate folder) (jae, ) (Entered: 05/04/2005)

May 4, 2005

May 4, 2005

27

MOTION for Partial Summary Judgment On All Claims On Behald of Shannon McHugh by Ajay Theaters, LLC. (jae, ) (Entered: 05/09/2005)

May 6, 2005

May 6, 2005

28

MEMORANDUM in Support re [27] MOTION for Partial Summary Judgment filed by Ajay Theaters, LLC. (document placed in separate folder) (jae, ) (Entered: 05/09/2005)

May 6, 2005

May 6, 2005

29

MOTION for Partial Summary Judgment On All Claims On Behald of Sarah Morris by Ajay Theaters, LLC. (jae, ) (Entered: 05/09/2005)

May 6, 2005

May 6, 2005

30

MEMORANDUM in Support re [29] MOTION for Partial Summary Judgment filed by Ajay Theaters, LLC. (document placed in separate folder) (jae, ) (Entered: 05/09/2005)

May 6, 2005

May 6, 2005

31

Plaintiff's MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response as to [29] Defendant's MOTION for Partial Summary Judgment by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (jae, ) (Entered: 05/20/2005)

May 19, 2005

May 19, 2005

32

MEMORANDUM in Support re [31] MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response as to [29] MOTION for Partial Summary Judgment filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (jae, ) (Entered: 05/20/2005)

May 19, 2005

May 19, 2005

33

CERTIFICATE of Counsel re [31] MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response as to [29] MOTION for Partial Summary Judgment by Carson L. Owen on behalf of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (jae, ) (Entered: 05/20/2005)

May 19, 2005

May 19, 2005

34

Plaintiffs AMENDED MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response as to Defendant's MOTIONS for Partial Summary Judgment by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (jae, ) (Entered: 05/25/2005)

May 24, 2005

May 24, 2005

37

MOTION AND MEMORANDUM for Leave to File Excess Pages by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (jae, ) (Entered: 06/13/2005)

June 9, 2005

June 9, 2005

38

CERTIFICATE of Counsel re [37] MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages by Carson L. Owen on behalf of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (jae, ) (Entered: 06/13/2005)

June 9, 2005

June 9, 2005

39

RESPONSE in Opposition re [19, 21, 23, 25, 27] Defendants' MOTION(S) for Partial Summary Judgment, filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (jae, ) (Entered: 06/13/2005)

June 10, 2005

June 10, 2005

40

MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission re [39] Response in Opposition to Motions For Partial Summary Judgment (jae, ) (Entered: 06/13/2005)

June 10, 2005

June 10, 2005

41

Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's RESPONSES TO DEFENDANT'S STATEMENT OF FACTS IN SUPPORT OF RESPONSE IN OPPOSITION TO DEFENDANT'S MOTIONS FOR PARTIAL SUMMARY JUDGMENT (document placed in separate folder). (jae, ) (Entered: 06/13/2005)

June 10, 2005

June 10, 2005

43

Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's RESPONSE IN OPPOSITION To Defendant's Request For Permission To Reply To Plaintiff's Response To Defendant's Motions For Partial Summary Judgment. (jae, ) (Entered: 06/16/2005)

June 15, 2005

June 15, 2005

44

Defendant's MOTION for Leave to File Reply To Plaintiff's Response To Defendant's Motions For Partial Summary Judgment by Ajay Theaters, LLC. (jae, ) (Entered: 06/17/2005)

June 16, 2005

June 16, 2005

45

MEMORANDUM in Support re [44] MOTION for Leave to File Reply To Plaintiff's Response To Defendant's Motions For Partial Summary Judgment filed by Defendant Ajay Theaters, LLC. (jae, ) (Entered: 06/20/2005)

June 17, 2005

June 17, 2005

47

Defendant's REPLY to Plaintiff's Response to Defendants' Motions re [19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29] MOTIONS for Partial Summary Judgment filed by Ajay Theaters, LLC. (jae, ) (Entered: 06/29/2005)

June 28, 2005

June 28, 2005

Case Details

State / Territory: Tennessee

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: June 7, 2004

Closing Date: July 29, 2005

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

Ajay Theaters, LLC, Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

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

Amount Defendant Pays: 75000

Order Duration: 2005 - 2006

Content of Injunction:

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Discrimination Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Reporting

Provide antidiscrimination training

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits