Case: EEOC v. BICC GENERAL CABLE INDUSTRIES, INC.

3:00-cv-02122 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

Filed Date: Sept. 28, 2000

Closed Date: Jan. 27, 2003

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Case Summary

In September 2000, the Dallas District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against BICC General Cable Industries, Inc., General Cable Industries, Inc., and General Cable Corporation, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas alleging discrimination on the basis of race, black, and national origin, African, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged the defendant subjected the complainants to disparate disciplinary p…

In September 2000, the Dallas District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against BICC General Cable Industries, Inc., General Cable Industries, Inc., and General Cable Corporation, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas alleging discrimination on the basis of race, black, and national origin, African, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged the defendant subjected the complainants to disparate disciplinary procedures and a hostile work environment, and terminated their employment in retaliation to the complainant's opposition to the alleged discrimination. Following a denied summary judgment motion made by the defendant in February 2002, the parties settled the lawsuit in 2002 through a consent decree.

The thirty-week decree, containing agreements not to discriminate or retaliate, required the defendant to: expunge the complainants' employment records and provide them with a neutral job reference, post and distribute notice of employee rights, provide training to managers and employees who make hiring decisions, implement a complaint dispute resolution mechanism, report upon compliance with the consent decree, and pay the complainants $75,000.

Summary Authors

Daisy Manning (10/19/2007)

People

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Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Butler, Allen (Texas)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Butler, Allen (Texas)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

3:00-cv-02122

Docket (PACER)

EEOC v. Bicc General Cable Industries, Inc.

June 27, 2002

June 27, 2002

Docket
1

3:00-cv-02122

Complaint

EEOC v. Bicc General Cable Industries, Inc.

Sept. 28, 2000

Sept. 28, 2000

Complaint
16

3:00-cv-02122

Amended Complaint

EEOC v. Bicc General Cable Industries, Inc.

May 3, 2001

May 3, 2001

Complaint

3:00-cv-02122

FY 2002 Office of General Counsel Annual Report

EEOC v. BICC General Cable Industries, Inc.

No Court

Jan. 1, 2002

Jan. 1, 2002

Press Release
39

3:00-cv-02122

Order [Denying Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment]

EEOC v. Bicc General Cable Industries, Inc.

May 21, 2002

May 21, 2002

Order/Opinion
42

3:00-cv-02122

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Bicc General Cable Industries, Inc.

June 27, 2002

June 27, 2002

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4389967/equal-employment-opp-v-biccgeneral-cable/

Last updated Aug. 10, 2022, 3:15 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

DEMAND for jury trial by plaintiff Equal Employment Opp (lch) (Entered: 09/29/2000)

Sept. 28, 2000

Sept. 28, 2000

RECAP
2

SUMMONS(ES) issued for defendant Biccgeneral Cable (iss-1) (lch) (Entered: 09/29/2000)

Sept. 28, 2000

Sept. 28, 2000

PACER
3

ORDER that no later than 20 days after this order is filed, plaintiff shall file a certificate of interested parties ( signed by Judge Fitzwater) Copies to counsel: 10/2/00 Page(s) 1 (lch) Modified on 10/02/2000 (Entered: 10/02/2000)

Sept. 29, 2000

Sept. 29, 2000

PACER
4

CERTIFICATE OF INTERESTED PERSONS by plaintiff Equal Employment Opp (2) (lch) (Entered: 10/04/2000)

Oct. 3, 2000

Oct. 3, 2000

PACER
5

RETURN OF SERVICE executed to registered agent as to defendant Biccgeneral Cable 10/20/00 Answer due on 11/9/00 for Biccgeneral Cable (lch) (Entered: 10/31/2000)

Oct. 30, 2000

Oct. 30, 2000

PACER
6

ANSWER to Complaint by defendant Biccgeneral Cable (Attorney George Allen Butler, Robert J Wood Jr), (5) (lch) (Entered: 11/09/2000)

Nov. 8, 2000

Nov. 8, 2000

PACER
7

ORDER REQUIRING PROPOSAL for Contents of Scheduling Order. Proposed scheduling order due 12/8/00 ( signed by Judge Fitzwater) Copies to counsel: 11/9/00 Page(s): 3 (lch) (Entered: 11/09/2000)

Nov. 8, 2000

Nov. 8, 2000

PACER
8

MOTION AND ORDER for Donald D Gamburg to appear pro hac vice for Biccgeneral Cable Industries, Inc ( signed by Judge Fitzwater) Copies to counsel: 12/4/00 Page(s) 5 (lch) Modified on 12/04/2000 (Entered: 12/04/2000)

Dec. 1, 2000

Dec. 1, 2000

PACER
9

MOTION AND ORDER for Mark Blondman to appear pro hac vice for Biccgeneral Cable Industries, Inc ( signed by Judge Fitzwater) Copies to counsel: 12/4/00 Page(s) 5 (lch) (Entered: 12/04/2000)

Dec. 1, 2000

Dec. 1, 2000

PACER
10

JOINT PROPOSAL FOR CONTENTS of scheduling and discovery order by plaintiff Equal Employment Opp, defendant Biccgeneral Cable (4) (lch) (Entered: 12/04/2000)

Dec. 1, 2000

Dec. 1, 2000

PACER
11

STATUS REPORT ORDER. Status report due on 1/1/02 ( signed by Judge Fitzwater) Copies to counsel: 12/7/00 Page(s): 3 (lch) (Entered: 12/07/2000)

Dec. 6, 2000

Dec. 6, 2000

PACER
12

MOTION by defendant Biccgeneral Cable to substitute Mark Blondman as lead attorney for Allen Butler (3) (lch) (Entered: 12/18/2000)

Dec. 15, 2000

Dec. 15, 2000

PACER
13

ORDER granting [12-1] motion to substitute Mark Blondman as lead attorney for Allen Butler ( signed by Judge Fitzwater) Copies to counsel: 12/19/00 Page(s) 1 (lch) Modified on 12/19/2000 (Entered: 12/19/2000)

Dec. 18, 2000

Dec. 18, 2000

PACER
14

Unopposed MOTION with memorandum in support by plaintiff Equal Employment Opp for leave to amend its complaint & add an additional party (15+/exhibits not imaged) (djd) (Entered: 05/01/2001)

April 30, 2001

April 30, 2001

PACER
15

ORDER granting [14-1] motion for leave to amend its complaint & add an additional party. The clerk shall file and docket the amended complaint and issue summons if requested directed to General Cable Corporation. ( Signed by Judge Sidney A. Fitzwater ) Copies to counsel: 5/4/01 Page(s) 1 (djd) (Entered: 05/04/2001)

May 3, 2001

May 3, 2001

PACER
16

DEMAND for jury trial by plaintiff Equal Employment Opp (djd) (Entered: 05/04/2001)

May 3, 2001

May 3, 2001

PACER
17

ANSWER by defendant Biccgeneral Cable, defendant General Cable, defendant General Cable Corp to amended complaint & affirmative defenses (6) (djd) (Entered: 05/15/2001)

May 14, 2001

May 14, 2001

PACER
18

Notification of Withdrawal of Local Counsel (Allen Butler) and NOTICE of ADDRESS CHANGE by defendant Biccgeneral Cable, defendant General Cable, defendant General Cable Corp New address is: Robert Wood, Hughes Luce, L.L.P., 1717 Main Street, Suite 2800, Dallas, Texas 75201 (214) 939-5500 (3 pages) (djd) (Entered: 07/05/2001)

July 3, 2001

July 3, 2001

PACER
19

Trial Setting ORDER set scheduling order deadlines: Docket call set for 6/17/02 ; Jury trial set for 6/17/02 ; ( Signed by Judge Sidney A. Fitzwater ) Copies to counsel: 8/20/01 Page(s) 5 (jrb) (Entered: 08/20/2001)

Aug. 17, 2001

Aug. 17, 2001

PACER
20

Joint STATUS REPORT by defendant General Cable Corp, defendant General Cable, defendant Biccgeneral Cable, plaintiff Equal Employment Opp (2) (djd) (Entered: 12/27/2001)

Dec. 26, 2001

Dec. 26, 2001

PACER
21

MOTION by defendant Biccgeneral Cable for summary judgment (5) (djd) (Entered: 02/01/2002)

Feb. 1, 2002

Feb. 1, 2002

PACER
22

MEMORANDUM by defendant Biccgeneral Cable in support of [21-1] motion for summary judgment (15+) (djd) (Entered: 02/01/2002)

Feb. 1, 2002

Feb. 1, 2002

PACER
23

APPENDIX by defendant Biccgeneral Cable in support of [21-1] motion for summary judgment (15+/USC) (not imaged) (djd) (Entered: 02/01/2002)

Feb. 1, 2002

Feb. 1, 2002

PACER
24

RESPONSE by plaintiff Equal Employment Opp in opposition to defendants' [21-1] motion for summary judgment (3) (aat) (Entered: 02/22/2002)

Feb. 21, 2002

Feb. 21, 2002

PACER
25

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff Equal Employment Opp in opposition to defendants' [21-1] motion for summary judgment (15+) (aat) (Entered: 02/22/2002)

Feb. 21, 2002

Feb. 21, 2002

PACER
26

APPENDIX by plaintiff Equal Employment Opp in support of [25-1] brief in opposition to defendants' motion for summary judgment (15+) (USC) (Not imaged) (aat) (Entered: 02/22/2002)

Feb. 21, 2002

Feb. 21, 2002

PACER
27

REPLY by defendant General Cable Corp, defendant General Cable, defendant Biccgeneral Cable to response to [21-1] motion for summary judgment (15+) (djd) (Entered: 03/07/2002)

March 7, 2002

March 7, 2002

PACER
28

***UNFILED PER 3/7/02 ORDER***SUPPLEMENTAL APPENDIX by defendant General Cable Corp, defendant General Cable, defendant Biccgeneral Cable in support of [21-1] motion for summary judgment (11/not imaged) (djd) Modified on 03/08/2002 (Entered: 03/07/2002)

March 7, 2002

March 7, 2002

PACER
29

ORDER unfiling [28-1] support appendix by defendant General Cable Corp, defendant General Cable, defendant Biccgeneral Cable due to the following deficiency: Filed without leave of court. Copies to counsel: 3/8/02 (signed by Judge Sidney A Fitzwater ) Page(s) 1 (djd) (Entered: 03/08/2002)

March 7, 2002

March 7, 2002

PACER
30

UNOPPOSED MOTION by defendant General Cable Corp, defendant General Cable, defendant Biccgeneral Cable for leave to file supplemental appendix to defendants' motion for summary judgment (20/exhibits not imaged) (djd) (Entered: 03/12/2002)

March 11, 2002

March 11, 2002

PACER
31

ORDER granting [30-1] motion for leave to file supplemental appendix to defendants' motion for summary judgment ( Signed by Judge Sidney A. Fitzwater ) Copies to counsel: 3/12/02 Page(s) 1 (djd) (Entered: 03/12/2002)

March 11, 2002

March 11, 2002

PACER
32

SUPPLEMENTAL APPENDIX by defendant General Cable Corp, defendant General Cable, defendant Biccgeneral Cable in support of [21-1] motion for summary judgment (8/not imaged)(djd) Modified on 03/14/2002 (Entered: 03/12/2002)

March 11, 2002

March 11, 2002

PACER
33

UNOPPOSED MOTION by defendant General Cable Corp, defendant General Cable, defendant Biccgeneral Cable for leave to respond to plaintiff's letter to the Court dated 5/9/02 (7/exhibit not imaged) (djd) (Entered: 05/15/2002)

May 14, 2002

May 14, 2002

PACER
34

ORDER granting [33-1] motion for leave to respond to plaintiff's letter to the Court dated 5/9/02 and directs the clerk of court to file the memorandum of law today. ( Signed by Judge Sidney A. Fitzwater ) Copies to counsel: 5/16/02 Page(s) 2 (djd) (Entered: 05/16/2002)

May 15, 2002

May 15, 2002

PACER
35

MEMORANDUM by defendant Biccgeneral Cable, defendant General Cable, defendant General Cable Corp in response to plaintiff's letter to the Court dated 5/9/02 (4) (djd) (Entered: 05/16/2002)

May 15, 2002

May 15, 2002

PACER
36

FRCP 26(A)(3) Disclosures by defendants' (5) (cxj) (Entered: 05/20/2002)

May 17, 2002

May 17, 2002

PACER
37

Exhibit list by plaintiff Equal Employment Opp (5) (cxj) (Entered: 05/20/2002)

May 17, 2002

May 17, 2002

PACER
38

Witness list by plaintiff Equal Employment Opp (5) (cxj) (Entered: 05/20/2002)

May 17, 2002

May 17, 2002

PACER
39

ORDER denying General Cable's [21-1] motion for summary judgment. ( Signed by Judge Sidney A. Fitzwater ) Copies to counsel: 5/22/02 Page(s) 4 (aat) (Entered: 05/22/2002)

May 21, 2002

May 21, 2002

PACER
40

ORDER DIRECTING ADMINISTRATIVE CLOSURE. The parties have advised the court that the parties have settled this case.` ( signed by Judge Sidney A. Fitzwater) Copies to counsel: 6/3/02 Page(s): 1 (djd) (Entered: 06/03/2002)

May 31, 2002

May 31, 2002

PACER
41

JOINT MOTION to enter consent decree by defendant General Cable Corp, defendant General Cable, defendant Biccgeneral Cable, plaintiff Equal Employment Opp (2) (djd) (Entered: 06/27/2002)

June 26, 2002

June 26, 2002

PACER
42

CONSENT DECREE/ORDER (Motion termed: [41-1] joint motion to enter consent decree ) Defendants agree to pay the amount of $26,207 to Asamoah for back pay...as well as an add'l amount of $13,793 for damages...Defendants agree to pay the amount of $18,200 to Evans for back pay...as well as an add'l amount of $16,800 for damages...Each party shall bear its own costs and attorney's fees incurred in connection with this action...This Decree shall be in effect until 1/1/2005. ( Signed by Judge Sidney A. Fitzwater ) Copies counsel: 6/28/02 Page(s) 8 (djd) (Entered: 06/28/2002)

June 27, 2002

June 27, 2002

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: Texas

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 28, 2000

Closing Date: Jan. 27, 2003

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

General Cable Corporation, Private Entity/Person

General Cable Industries Inc., Private Entity/Person

BICCGeneral Cable Industries, Inc., Private Entity/Person

BICCGeneral Cable Industries, Inc., Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

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

Amount Defendant Pays: 75000

Order Duration: 2002 - 2004

Content of Injunction:

Neutral/Positive Reference

Expungement of Employment Record

Discrimination Prohibition

Provide antidiscrimination training

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Retaliation Prohibition

Implement complaint/dispute resolution process

Reporting

Issues

General:

Disparate Impact

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Discipline

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

National origin discrimination

Race discrimination

Race:

Black

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits