Case: EEOC v. Adams Extract Company

1:01-cv-00262 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

Filed Date: May 1, 2001

Closed Date: March 28, 2005

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Case Summary

In May 2001, the EEOC's San Antonio office instituted this action against Adams Extract Company in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas alleging discrimination and retaliation based on sex (female) in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The parties did not agree to alternative dispute resolution but were able to propose a consent decree to the court in March 2002 which was subsequently approved. The decree provided monetary relief for one charging party in the amount of $32,000. It also enjoined the defendant from discriminating on the basis of sex and from retaliating against an employee for opposing such discrimination. In addition, the defendant was required to post an equal employment opportunity notice in its facilities and institute mandatory training sessions for all of its employees.

Summary Authors

Tony Friedman (7/8/2007)

People


Judge(s)

Nowlin, James Robertson (Texas)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Cano, Cynthia M (Texas)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Breen, Sean E. (Texas)

Greig, Brian Strother (Texas)

Nesbitt, Thomas A. (Texas)

Judge(s)

Nowlin, James Robertson (Texas)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Cano, Cynthia M (Texas)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Breen, Sean E. (Texas)

Greig, Brian Strother (Texas)

Nesbitt, Thomas A. (Texas)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:01-cv-00262

Docket (PACER)

EEOC v. Adams Extract Co.

Nov. 22, 2002

Nov. 22, 2002

Docket
1

1:01-cv-00262

Complaint

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Adams Extract Co.

May 1, 2001

May 1, 2001

Complaint
13

1:01-cv-00262

Consent Decree

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Adams Extract Company

March 28, 2002

March 28, 2002

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 12, 2022, 3:05 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link

Case assigned to Honorable James R. Nowlin (mc2) (Entered: 05/02/2001)

May 1, 2001

May 1, 2001

1

Complaint filed. Filing Fee: waived (Pages: 5) (mc2) (Entered: 05/02/2001)

May 1, 2001

May 1, 2001

Court file prepared and forwarded to Judge Nowlin. (mc2) (Entered: 05/02/2001)

May 2, 2001

May 2, 2001

2

Waiver of Service by Adams Extract Co. ; Notice and Request Mailed on 6/14/01 ; Answer due on 8/13/01 for Adams Extract Co. (mc2) (Entered: 06/22/2001)

June 22, 2001

June 22, 2001

3

Answer by Adams Extract Co. (mc2) (Entered: 08/14/2001)

Aug. 13, 2001

Aug. 13, 2001

4

Joint motion by EEOC, Adams Extract Co. to extend time for submission of proposed scheduling order (mc2) (Entered: 08/23/2001)

Aug. 22, 2001

Aug. 22, 2001

5

Order granting joint motion to extend time for submission of proposed scheduling order [4-1] until 11/12/01. (Noticed 8/23/01.) (mc2) (Entered: 08/23/2001)

Aug. 23, 2001

Aug. 23, 2001

6

Second Joint motion by EEOC, Adams Extract Co. to extend time - to extend deadline for submission of proposed scheduling order (mc2) (Entered: 10/30/2001)

Oct. 29, 2001

Oct. 29, 2001

7

Order denying joint motion to extend time - to extend deadline for submission of proposed scheduling order [6-1]. (Noticed 10/31/01.) (mc2) (Entered: 10/31/2001)

Oct. 30, 2001

Oct. 30, 2001

8

Scheduling order setting Joining of parties, amending of pleadings on 3/18/02 Deadline for filing of all motions 4/30/02 Discovery cutoff 4/15/02 ; Alternate Dispute Resolution Report due by 11/15/01 (fe) (Entered: 11/02/2001)

Nov. 1, 2001

Nov. 1, 2001

9

Joint discovery/case management plan (submitted by plaintiff and defendant). (mc2) (Entered: 11/02/2001)

Nov. 1, 2001

Nov. 1, 2001

10

Alternate Dispute Resolution Report filed by EEOC, Adams Extract Co., Party(s) do not agree to Alternate Dispute Resolution (mc2) (Entered: 11/16/2001)

Nov. 16, 2001

Nov. 16, 2001

11

Order set docket call for 1:30 4/3/02 (td) (Entered: 03/22/2002)

March 22, 2002

March 22, 2002

12

Joint motion by EEOC, Adams Extract Co. to enter consent decree (mc2) (Entered: 03/27/2002)

March 27, 2002

March 27, 2002

14

Judgment for EEOC against Adams Extract Co. (Pages: 1) (see consent judgment above). (Noticed 3/29/02.) (mc2) (Entered: 03/29/2002)

March 28, 2002

March 28, 2002

Case closed (mc2) (Entered: 03/29/2002)

March 28, 2002

March 28, 2002

15

Unopposed Motion by Adams Extract Co. for Brian S. Greig and Thomas A. Nesbitt to withdraw as attorney (mc2) (Entered: 11/20/2002)

Nov. 19, 2002

Nov. 19, 2002

16

Order granting motion for Brian S. Greig and Thomas A. Nesbitt to withdraw as attorney [15-1] and substituting Sean E. Breen. (Noticed 11/22/02.) (mc2) (Entered: 11/22/2002)

Nov. 22, 2002

Nov. 22, 2002

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: May 1, 2001

Closing Date: March 28, 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

Adams Extract Company (Austin, TX), Private Entity/Person

Adams Extract Company (Austin), 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: 32000

Order Duration: 2002 - 2005

Content of Injunction:

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Neutral/Positive Reference

Expungement of Employment Record

Discrimination Prohibition

Retaliation Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Reporting

Provide antidiscrimination training

Recordkeeping

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits