Case: EEOC v. Autozone Stores

3:06-cv-00862 | U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Filed Date: Sept. 29, 2006

Closed Date: 2010

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Case Summary

On September 29, 2006, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) brought this lawsuit against Autozone, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. The EEOC alleged sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and sought injunctive and monetary relief. More specifically, the complainant, a female employee who intervened in this lawsuit, was allegedly subjected to sexual harassment and then illegally discharged for asserting her ri…

On September 29, 2006, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) brought this lawsuit against Autozone, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. The EEOC alleged sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and sought injunctive and monetary relief. More specifically, the complainant, a female employee who intervened in this lawsuit, was allegedly subjected to sexual harassment and then illegally discharged for asserting her rights. Judge Timothy Corrigan and Judge Monte Richardson were assigned to this case.

The defendant sought summary judgment, but the court denied this on July 1, 2008. Judge Corrigan ordered the case to be set for settlement conferences before Judge Richardson on July 28, 2008. After some settlement discussions, the parties came to an agreement. On December 24, 2008, the court approved the parties’ consent decree.

Pursuant to the consent decree, the court retained jurisdiction over the matter for two years. This decree required that:

1. The defendant was prohibited from engaging in conduct in violation of Title VII, and was prohibited from sex discrimination and retaliation.

2. The defendant was required to provide anti-discrimination training to its employees.

3. The defendant was required to pay the plaintiffs $150,000.00 for monetary relief. Around $100,000 went to the individual claimants, and $50,000 was to be used to cover attorney's fees.

4. The defendant had to report all complaints of sexual harassment or retaliation to the EEOC.

5. The defendant had to keep a record of all complaints of sex discrimination and retaliation for EEOC inspection.

6. The defendant had to post on its employee bulletin board a notice that would detail this lawsuit.

The two year consent decree was carried out without any further litigation. The case is now closed.

Summary Authors

Kevin Wilemon (5/27/2008)

Sean Whetstone (6/22/2018)

People

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Judge(s)

Corrigan, Timothy J. (Florida)

Richardson, Monte C. (Florida)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Boehringer, Maria Kate (Florida)

Cooper, Cheryl A (Florida)

Curtin, Nora E. (Florida)

Gomez, Maritza (Florida)

Von Greiff, Carla J. (Florida)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Guckert, Jennifer Robbins (Louisiana)

Kaffer, Cecily L. (Alabama)

Wood, F. Daniel (Alabama)

Judge(s)

Corrigan, Timothy J. (Florida)

Richardson, Monte C. (Florida)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Boehringer, Maria Kate (Florida)

Cooper, Cheryl A (Florida)

Curtin, Nora E. (Florida)

Gomez, Maritza (Florida)

Von Greiff, Carla J. (Florida)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Guckert, Jennifer Robbins (Louisiana)

Kaffer, Cecily L. (Alabama)

Wood, F. Daniel (Alabama)

Woodford, Thomas J. (Alabama)

Other Attorney(s)

Williams, Philip Daniel (Florida)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket [PACER]

EEOC v. Autozone, Inc.

Dec. 24, 2008 Docket
1

Complaint

EEOC v. Autozone, Inc.

Sept. 29, 2006 Complaint
9

Intervenor's Complaint and Demand for Jury Trail

EEOC v. Autozone, Inc.

Dec. 18, 2006 Complaint
35

Order [Granting motion for Protective Order]

EEOC v. Autozone, Inc.

Dec. 7, 2007 Order/Opinion
37

Order [Denying Motion to quash and/or Motion for protective order]

EEOC v. Autozone, Inc.

Dec. 18, 2007 Order/Opinion
52

Order [granting Motion to compel]

EEOC v. Autozone, Inc.

Feb. 22, 2008 Order/Opinion
101

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Autozone, Inc.

Dec. 24, 2008 Settlement Agreement

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4721294/united-states-equal-employment-opportunity-commission-v-autozone-inc/

Last updated May 13, 2022

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT against Autozone, Inc.; jury demand; injunctive relief requested, filed by United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(SPW) (Entered: 10/02/2006)

Sept. 29, 2006
8

ORDER granting 7 Motion to intervene. Ms. Crawford is directed to file and serve the Intervenor's Complaint no later than 12/21/06. Signed by Judge Monte C. Richardson on 12/7/2006. (LGH)

Dec. 7, 2006 RECAP

Summons issued as to Autozone, Inc. (SPW) (Entered: 10/02/2006)

Oct. 2, 2006
2

AMENDED STANDING ORDER: Filing of documents that exceed twenty−five pages. Signed by All Divisional Judges on 5/25/05. (DH ) (Entered: 10/03/2006)

Oct. 3, 2006
3

NOTICE of designation under Local Rule 3.05 − track 2. Signed by Deputy Clerk on 10/16/2006. (JMAP) (Entered: 10/16/2006)

Oct. 16, 2006
4

MOTION to substitute attorney by United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Cooper, Cheryl) Motions referred to Magistrate Judge Monte C. Richardson. (Entered: 10/18/2006)

Oct. 18, 2006
6

LETTER/NOTICE by Autozone, Inc. regarding service of process on behalf of entity. (DH) (Entered: 10/24/2006)

Oct. 23, 2006
5

ORDER granting 4 Motion to substitute attorney. Added attorney Cheryl A. Cooper for United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Signed by Judge Monte C. Richardson on 10/24/2006. (LGH) (Entered: 10/24/2006)

Oct. 24, 2006
7

MOTION to intervene by Crawford, Eva. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Proposed Intervenor Complaint)(Williams, Philip) Motions referred to Magistrate Judge Monte C. Richardson. (Entered: 12/03/2006)

Dec. 3, 2006
9

INTERVENOR'S COMPLAINT filed by Crawford, Eva.(Williams, Philip) (Entered: 12/18/2006)

Dec. 18, 2006
10

ANSWER and affirmative defenses to complaint of United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission by Autozone, Inc..(Guckert, Jennifer) (MODIFIED ON 12/27/2006 AS TO DATE; COUNSEL NOTIFIED TO REFILE)(SJW, ). (Entered: 12/22/2006)

Dec. 22, 2006
11

ANSWER to intervenor complaint of Eva Crawford by Autozone, Inc..(Guckert, Jennifer) (MODIFIED ON 12/27/2006 AS TO DATE; COUNSEL NOTIFIED TO REFILE) (SJW, ). (Entered: 12/22/2006)

Dec. 22, 2006
12

ANSWER and affirmative defenses to complaint of United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission by Autozone, Inc..(Guckert, Jennifer) (Entered: 12/27/2006)

Dec. 27, 2006
13

ANSWER to intervenor complaint of Eva Crawford by Autozone, Inc..(Guckert, Jennifer) (Entered: 12/27/2006)

Dec. 27, 2006
14

NOTICE of unavailability of counsel byUnited States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission from February 13, 2007 to February 26, 2007. (Cooper, Cheryl) (Entered: 01/25/2007)

Jan. 25, 2007
15

CASE MANAGEMENT REPORT. (Cooper, Cheryl) (Entered: 01/31/2007)

Jan. 31, 2007
16

MOTION for F. Daniel Wood Jr. to appear pro hac vice by Autozone, Inc.. (Guckert, Jennifer) Motions referred to Magistrate Judge Monte C. Richardson. (Entered: 02/15/2007)

Feb. 15, 2007
17

CASE MANAGEMENT AND SCHEDULING ORDER: Discovery due by 11/16/2007, Dispositive motions due by 12/21/2007, Pretrial statement due by 3/13/2008, Final Pretrial Conference set for 3/18/2008 at 09:30 AM in Courtroom 10 B before Judge Timothy J. Corrigan, Jury Trial set for 4/7/2008 − 4/18/2008 at 09:00 AM in Courtroom 10 B before Judge Timothy J. Corrigan. ORDER appointing Audrey Moran as mediator in this action. Mediation shall occur on or before 1/30/2008. Signed by Judge Timothy J. Corrigan on 2/16/2007. (Attachments: # 1 docket sheet# 2 mediation report)(JMAP, ) (Entered: 02/16/2007)

Feb. 16, 2007
18

ORDER granting 16 motion to appear pro hac vice. Signed by Judge Monte C. Richardson on 2/22/2007. (MOH) (Entered: 02/22/2007)

Feb. 22, 2007
19

MOTION for protective order by Autozone, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, Certificate of Good Faith# 2 Exhibit B, Declaration of Ann Morgan# 3 Exhibit C, Proposed Protective Order)(Chrestman, Jennifer) Motions referred to Magistrate Judge Monte C. Richardson. (Entered: 10/03/2007)

Oct. 3, 2007
20

Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response as to 19 MOTION for Protective Order and Consolidated Memorandum in Support Thereof by plaintiffs. (Cooper, Cheryl) Motions referred to Magistrate Judge Monte C. Richardson. Modified on 10/19/2007 (DH). (Entered: 10/18/2007)

Oct. 18, 2007
21

ENDORSED ORDER granting 20 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response to 19 MOTION for protective order. Responses due by 10/26/2007. Signed by Judge Monte C. Richardson on 10/19/2007. (MOH) (Entered: 10/19/2007)

Oct. 19, 2007
22

RESPONSE in opposition re 19 MOTION for protective order filed by Crawford, Eva, United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Cooper, Cheryl) (Entered: 10/26/2007)

Oct. 26, 2007
23

MOTION for Leave to File Reply in Support of Motion for Protective Order 19 by Autozone, Inc. (Wood, F.) Modified on 11/5/2007 as to text (DH). (Entered: 11/02/2007)

Nov. 2, 2007
24

NOTICE of mediation to be held on December 5, 2007 at 9:30 a.m. before Paul Remillard. (Cooper, Cheryl) (Entered: 11/05/2007)

Nov. 5, 2007
25

ORDER directing the parties to participate in a 3.01(g) conference, and granting 23 Motion for leave to file reply no later than 11/15/07. Plaintiffs may file a sur−reply no later than 11/20/07. Signed by Judge Monte C. Richardson on 11/7/2007. (LGH) (Entered: 11/08/2007)

Nov. 7, 2007
26

MOTION to Quash and/or MOTION for Protective Order by Crawford, Eva. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A # 2 Exhibit B)(Williams, Philip) Motions referred to Magistrate Judge Monte C. Richardson. Modified on 11/9/2007 as to text (DH). (Entered: 11/08/2007)

Nov. 8, 2007
27

Joint MOTION for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery by Autozone, Inc.. (Wood, F.) Motions referred to Magistrate Judge Monte C. Richardson. (Entered: 11/09/2007)

Nov. 9, 2007
28

MOTION to withdraw 27 Joint MOTION for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery by Autozone, Inc.. (Wood, F.) (Entered: 11/13/2007)

Nov. 13, 2007
29

Joint MOTION for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery by Autozone, Inc.. (Wood, F.) Motions referred to Magistrate Judge Monte C. Richardson. (Entered: 11/13/2007)

Nov. 13, 2007
30

ORDER granting 28 Motion to withdraw previously filed joint motion for enlargement of time and substitute ; granting 29 Revised joint motion for enlargement of time. The discovery deadline is extended through December 12, 2007 for the limited purpose of completing witness depositions. The dispositive motion deadline is extended through January 14, 2008. All other dates set forth in the Case Management and Scheduling Order [17−4] shall remain unchanged. Signed by Magistrate Judge Monte C. Richardson on 11/13/2007. (LGH) (Entered: 11/13/2007)

Nov. 13, 2007
31

REPLY re 19 Motion for protective order, filed by Autozone, Inc.. (Wood, F.) Modified on 11/16/2007 as to text (DH). (Entered: 11/15/2007)

Nov. 15, 2007
32

RESPONSE to motion re 26 MOTION to Quash and/or MOTION for Protective Order filed by Autozone, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A−C)(Chrestman, Jennifer) Modified on 11/19/2007 (DH). (Additional attachment(s) added on 11/23/2007: # 2 Main Document, # 3 Exhibit) (MGG). (Entered: 11/16/2007)

Nov. 16, 2007
34

ORDER directing the Clerk to redact private information and delete redundant information from 32 Defendant's Response to Intervenor's Motion to Quash and/or for Protective Order. Signed by Magistrate Judge Monte C. Richardson on 11/20/2007. (LGH) (Entered: 11/21/2007)

Nov. 21, 2007
35

ORDER granting 19 Motion for protective order. Signed by Magistrate Judge Monte C. Richardson on 12/7/2007. (Attachments: # 1 Protective Order) (LGH) (Entered: 12/07/2007)

Dec. 7, 2007
36

MEDIATION REPORT Hearing held on 12/5/2005 Hearing outcome: impasse(DH) (Entered: 12/10/2007)

Dec. 10, 2007
37

ORDER denying 26 Motion to quash and/or Motion for protective order. Signed by Magistrate Judge Monte C. Richardson on 12/18/2007. (LGH) Modified text on 12/19/2007 (SPW). (Entered: 12/18/2007)

Dec. 18, 2007
38

MOTION for Leave to File Motion for and Brief in Support of Summary Judgment in Excess of Twenty−Five Pages by Autozone, Inc. (Wood, F.) Modified text on 1/14/2008 (DH). (Entered: 01/11/2008)

Jan. 11, 2008
39

ENDORSED ORDER granting 38 Motion for Leave to File Excess Pages: defendant's combined motion and memorandum may be up to 36 pages long; responses may be up to 30 pages long. Signed by Judge Timothy J. Corrigan on 1/14/2008.(SRW) (Entered: 01/14/2008)

Jan. 14, 2008
40

MOTION for summary judgment and brief in support by Autozone, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A−1, # 2 Exhibit A−2, # 3 Exhibit A−3, # 4 Exhibit B−1, # 5 Exhibit B−2, # 6 Exhibit C, # 7 Exhibit D, # 8 Exhibit E, # 9 Exhibit F, # 10 Exhibit G, # 11 Exhibit H, # 12 Exhibit I, # 13 Exhibit J, # 14 Exhibit K, # 15 Exhibit L, # 16 Exhibit M, # 17 Exhibit N, # 18 Exhibit O, # 19 Exhibit P)(Wood, F.) (Entered: 01/14/2008)

Jan. 14, 2008
41

MOTION to compel Discovery and/or for Relief under Rule 56(f) by Eva Crawford. (Williams, Philip) Motions referred to Magistrate Judge Monte C. Richardson. Modified on 2/20/2008 to correct typo (LRB). (Entered: 02/04/2008)

Feb. 4, 2008
42

RESPONSE in opposition re 40 MOTION for summary judgment and brief in support filed by Eva Crawford. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit "A", # 2 Exhibit "B", # 3 Composite Exhibit "C", # 4 Exhibit "D")(Williams, Philip) Modified text on 2/5/2008 (DH). (Additional attachment(s) added on 2/5/2008: # 5 Exhibit "B", # 6 Exhibit "C" − Composite) (DH). Modified on 2/5/2008. CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION REDACTED FROM EXHIBITS B and C. (DH). Modified on 2/20/2008 to correct typo (LRB). (Entered: 02/04/2008)

Feb. 4, 2008
43

NOTICE by United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission of Filing Deposition Transcripts in Opposition to Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Regina Carter's Deposition Transcript (pp. 1−60), # 2 Exhibit Regina Carter's Deposition Transcript (pp. 61−120), # 3 Exhibit Regina Carter's Deposition Transcript (pp. 121−192), # 4 Exhibit Eva Crawford's Deposition Transcript (pp. 1−72), # 5 Exhibit Eva Crawford's Deposition Transcript (pp. 73−132), # 6 Exhibit Eva Crawford's Deposition Transcript (pp. 133−211), # 7 Exhibit Lori McClellan's Deposition Transcript (pp. 1−56), # 8 Exhibit Lori McClellan's Deposition Transcript (pp. 57−105))(Cooper, Cheryl) (Entered: 02/04/2008)

Feb. 4, 2008
44

NOTICE by United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission of Filing Deposition Transcripts in Opposition to Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit James Robert (J.R.) Payne's Deposition Transcript (pp. 1−60), # 2 Exhibit James Robert (J.R.) Payne's Deposition Transcript (pp. 61−120), # 3 Exhibit James Robert (J.R.) Payne's Deposition Transcript (pp. 121−169), # 4 Exhibit Stephen Wilber's Deposition Transcript (pp. 1−57), # 5 Exhibit Stephen Wilber's Deposition Transcript (pp. 58−117), # 6 Exhibit Stephen Wilber's Deposition Transcript (pp. 118−173), # 7 Exhibit Stephen Wilber's Deposition Transcript (pp. 174−215))(Cooper, Cheryl) (Entered: 02/04/2008)

Feb. 4, 2008
45

RESPONSE in opposition re 40 MOTION for summary judgment and brief in support filed by United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Boehringer, Maria) (Entered: 02/04/2008)

Feb. 4, 2008
46

MOTION for leave to file Reply Brief (In Support of Summary Judgment) by Autozone, Inc.. (Wood, F.) (Entered: 02/07/2008)

Feb. 7, 2008
47

RESPONSE in opposition re 46 MOTION for leave to file Reply Brief (In Support of Summary Judgment) filed by Eva Crawford. (Williams, Philip) Modified text on 2/11/2008 (SPW). (Entered: 02/10/2008)

Feb. 10, 2008
48

NOTICE by United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission of Withdrawal and Substitution of Counsel (Boehringer, Maria) (Entered: 02/14/2008)

Feb. 14, 2008
49

ORDER granting 48 Notice of Withdrawal and Substitution of Counsel, which the Court treats as a Motion for Substitution of Counsel. Signed by Magistrate Judge Monte C. Richardson on 2/15/2008. (LGH) (Entered: 02/15/2008)

Feb. 15, 2008
50

RESPONSE in opposition re 41 MOTION to compel Discovery and/or for Relief under Rule 56(f) filed by Autozone, Inc.. (Wood, F.) (Entered: 02/19/2008)

Feb. 19, 2008
51

MOTION for Cecily L. Kaffer to appear pro hac vice by Autozone, Inc.. (Wood, F.) Motions referred to Magistrate Judge Monte C. Richardson. (Entered: 02/21/2008)

Feb. 21, 2008
52

ORDER granting 41 Motion to compel to extent stated in Order (depo to be completed by 3/31/08); granting 46 Motion for leave to file reply (due by 4/15/08, 15 page limit); plaintiff &intervenor permitted to supplement responses (due by 5/5/08, 10 page limit each); vacating other pretrial and trial deadlines; SETTING case for argument on motion for summary judgment on 7/1/08 at 10:00 a.m., Courtroom 10B. Signed by Judge Timothy J. Corrigan on 2/22/2008.(SRW) (Entered: 02/22/2008)

Feb. 22, 2008
53

ORDER granting 51 motion to appear pro hac vice upon payment of the appropriate fee. Signed by Magistrate Judge Monte C. Richardson on 2/25/2008. (LGH) (Entered: 02/25/2008)

Feb. 25, 2008
54

RESPONSE re 52 Order filed by Autozone, Inc. (Kaffer, Cecily) Modified text on 3/19/2008 (DH). (Entered: 03/18/2008)

March 18, 2008
55

NOTICE of Appearance by Carla Johanna Von Greiff on behalf of United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Von Greiff, Carla) (Entered: 03/18/2008)

March 18, 2008
56

MOTION/REQUEST for Status Conference by Eva Crawford. (Williams, Philip) Modified on 3/31/2008 (DH). (Entered: 03/30/2008)

March 30, 2008
57

MOTION for Extension of Deadline to Complete Deposition and Request for Status Conference by United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Von Greiff, Carla), Motions referred to Magistrate Judge Monte C. Richardson. Modified text on 4/1/2008 (DH). (Entered: 03/31/2008)

March 31, 2008
58

REPLY in support re 40 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by Autozone, Inc. (Wood, F.) Modified text/document relationship on 4/15/2008 (DH). (Entered: 04/15/2008)

April 15, 2008
59

ORDER setting telephonic status conference on 5/13/08 at 11:00 a.m. The Motions for status conference and for relief from the current deadline for completing Mr. Raymond's deposition, 56 and 57 , are granted. Signed by Magistrate Judge Monte C. Richardson on 4/24/2008. (LGH) Modified associations, text on 5/7/2008 (SPW). (Entered: 04/24/2008)

April 24, 2008
60

SURREPLY re 58 Memorandum in support filed by Eva Crawford. (Williams, Philip) Modified text on 5/7/2008 (SPW). (Entered: 05/05/2008)

May 5, 2008
62

Minute Entry. Proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Monte C. Richardson: Status Conference held on 5/13/2008. (digital) (LGH) (Entered: 05/13/2008)

May 13, 2008
63

NOTICE Converting Hearing: Telephone Conference set for 7/1/2008 at 10:00 AM before Judge Timothy J. Corrigan; counsel for EEOC to initiate; see Notice for details. (JCD) (Entered: 06/27/2008)

June 27, 2008
64

Minute Entry. Proceedings held before Judge Timothy J. Corrigan on 7/1/2008: Motion Hearing re 40 MOTION for summary judgment and Status Conference; order to enter; parties to file papers by 7/10/2008 regarding parties' preference for reconvening the mediation versus a settlement conference with Judge Richardson. Court Reporter: Shannon Bishop. (JCD) (Entered: 07/01/2008)

July 1, 2008
65

ORDER denying 40 Motion for summary judgment. Signed by Judge Timothy J. Corrigan on 7/1/2008. (JCD) (Entered: 07/01/2008)

July 1, 2008
66

AMENDED CASE MANAGEMENT AND SCHEDULING ORDER: Pretrial statement due by 11/12/2008; Final Pretrial Conference set for 11/19/2008 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom 10 B before Judge Timothy J. Corrigan; and, Jury Trial set for trial term commencing 12/1/2008 at 9:00 AM in Courtroom 10 B before Judge Timothy J. Corrigan. Signed by Judge Timothy J. Corrigan on 7/7/2008. (MD) (Entered: 07/07/2008)

July 7, 2008
67

NOTICE by Eva Crawford, United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Concerning Mediation or Settlement Conference. (Boehringer, Maria) Modified text on 7/11/2008 (DH). (Entered: 07/10/2008)

July 10, 2008
68

NOTICE by Autozone, Inc. Concerning Settlement Conference (Wood, F.) Modified text on 7/11/2008 (DH). (Entered: 07/10/2008)

July 10, 2008
69

ORDER setting case for settlement conference before Judge Richardson; directions to parties. Signed by Judge Timothy J. Corrigan on 7/28/2008. (JCD) (Entered: 07/28/2008)

July 28, 2008
70

NOTICE: All proceedings set before the Honorable Timothy J. Corrigan will now be held in COURTROOM 10D . Additionally, counsel are advised that cell phone and laptop storage lockers are now available at the Jacksonville Courthouse upon presentation to Court Security Officers of a valid Florida Bar card or Order of special admission pro hac vice. (SMS) (Entered: 08/06/2008)

Aug. 6, 2008
71

ORDER notifying parties of scheduled settlement conference and their associated duties. Signed by Magistrate Judge Monte C. Richardson on 8/14/2008. (DAG) (Entered: 08/14/2008)

Aug. 14, 2008
72

MOTION to substitute attorney by Autozone, Inc.. (Kaffer, Cecily) Motions referred to Magistrate Judge Monte C. Richardson. (Entered: 08/21/2008)

Aug. 21, 2008
73

ORDER denying without prejudice 72 Motion to substitute attorney. Signed by Magistrate Judge Monte C. Richardson on 8/26/2008.(DAG) (Entered: 08/26/2008)

Aug. 26, 2008
74

Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to Serve Memoranda for Settlement Conference by Autozone, Inc. (Wood, F.) Modified text on 8/29/2008 (DH). (Entered: 08/29/2008)

Aug. 29, 2008
75

ORDER granting 74 Motion for Extension of Time to Serve Memoranda for Settlement Conference. Signed by Magistrate Judge Monte C. Richardson on 9/2/2008.(DAG) (Entered: 09/02/2008)

Sept. 2, 2008
76

Amended MOTION to substitute attorney by Autozone, Inc.. (Kaffer, Cecily) Motions referred to Magistrate Judge Monte C. Richardson. (Entered: 09/10/2008)

Sept. 10, 2008
77

ORDER denying without prejudice 76 Motion to substitute attorney. Signed by Magistrate Judge Monte C. Richardson on 9/11/2008. (DAG) (Entered: 09/11/2008)

Sept. 11, 2008
79

RESPONSE in opposition re 78 EMERGENCY MOTION for Leave for Corporate Representative to Appear at Settlement Conference by Phone filed by United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Boehringer, Maria) (Entered: 09/15/2008)

Sept. 15, 2008
80

ORDER granting 78 Emergency Motion for Leave for Corporate Representative to Appear at Settlement Conference by Telephone. Signed by Magistrate Judge Monte C. Richardson on 9/15/2008. (SHS) (Entered: 09/15/2008)

Sept. 15, 2008
81

Minute Entry. Proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Monte C. Richardson: Settlement Conference held on 9/16/2008. (DIGITAL) (DAG) Modified filing date on 9/18/2008 (DH). (Entered: 09/17/2008)

Sept. 16, 2008
82

NOTICE Regarding Settlement Discussions re 81 Settlement Conference by Autozone, Inc. (Kaffer, Cecily) Modified text on 9/29/2008 (DH). (Entered: 09/26/2008)

Sept. 26, 2008
83

NOTICE by United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission re 81 Settlement Conference (Boehringer, Maria) (Entered: 09/26/2008)

Sept. 26, 2008
84

Joint MOTION To Participate In Local Rule 3.06 Conference By Telephone by United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Von Greiff, Carla) (Entered: 11/05/2008)

Nov. 5, 2008
85

ENDORSED ORDER granting 84 Motion to participate in Local rule 3.06 conference by telephone. Signed by Magistrate Judge Monte C. Richardson on 11/7/2008. (MOH) (Entered: 11/07/2008)

Nov. 7, 2008
86

NOTICE of Hearing: Telephonic Status Conference set for 11/13/2008 at 02:00 PM in Courtroom 5C with Magistrate Judge Monte C. Richardson (DAG) (Entered: 11/12/2008)

Nov. 12, 2008
87

PRETRIAL STATEMENT by United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Von Greiff, Carla) (Entered: 11/12/2008)

Nov. 12, 2008
88

Minute Entry for telephonic status conference. Proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Monte C. Richardson: on 11/13/2008. (DAG) (Entered: 11/13/2008)

Nov. 13, 2008
89

NOTICE of Hearing: Settlement Conference set for 11/20/2008 at 09:30 AM in Courtroom 5 C before Magistrate Judge Monte C. Richardson. (DAG) (Entered: 11/14/2008)

Nov. 14, 2008
90

Third MOTION to substitute attorney and Response to Court's Order by Autozone, Inc.. (Kaffer, Cecily) Motions referred to Magistrate Judge Monte C. Richardson. (Entered: 11/18/2008)

Nov. 18, 2008
91

MOTION to allow electronic equipment, specifically laptop computer, portable printer, and cellular telephone by United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Boehringer, Maria) (Entered: 11/19/2008)

Nov. 19, 2008
92

ENDORSED ORDER granting 91 Motion to allow electronic equipment. Signed by Magistrate Judge Monte C. Richardson on 11/19/2008. (DAG) (Entered: 11/19/2008)

Nov. 19, 2008
93

ORDER granting 90 Motion to substitute attorney. Signed by Magistrate Judge Monte C. Richardson on 11/19/2008. (DAG) (Entered: 11/19/2008)

Nov. 19, 2008
94

Minute Entry. Proceedings held before Judge Timothy J. Corrigan: FINAL PRETRIAL CONFERENCE held on 11/19/2008. Order Scheduling Trial to Enter. Court Reporter: Shannon Bishop. (MD) (Entered: 11/20/2008)

Nov. 19, 2008
95

ORDER SCHEDULING TRIAL. Jury trial scheduled to commence on 12/8/08 at 8:45 a.m., in courtroom 10D before Judge Timothy J. Corrigan. Signed by Judge Timothy J. Corrigan on 11/20/2008. (MD) (Entered: 11/20/2008)

Nov. 20, 2008
97

NOTICE by Autozone, Inc. of Compliance (Wood, F.) (Entered: 11/21/2008)

Nov. 21, 2008
98

ORDER vacating 95 order scheduling trial; removing case from trial calendar; parties to file settlement papers by 12/22/2008. Signed by Judge Timothy J. Corrigan on 12/2/2008. (JCD) (Entered: 12/02/2008)

Dec. 2, 2008
99

Joint MOTION for miscellaneous relief, specifically Approval of Consent Decree by United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Executed Consent Decree)(Boehringer, Maria) (Entered: 12/21/2008)

Dec. 21, 2008
100

ORDER granting 99 Joint Motion for Approval of Consent Decree. Entered by Judge Timothy J. Corrigan on 12/24/2008. (SJW) (Entered: 12/24/2008)

Dec. 24, 2008
101

CONSENT DECREE. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B)(SJW) (Entered: 12/24/2008)

Dec. 24, 2008

State / Territory: Florida

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 29, 2006

Closing Date: 2010

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers that were discriminated against because of their sex. The complainant intervened in this lawsuit. She was discriminated against because of her sex.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

EEOC Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

EEOC

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Autozone, Inc. (Starke, FL), Private Entity/Person

Defendant Type(s):

Retailer

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

State Anti-Discrimination Law

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

Attorneys fees

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: $150,000.00

Order Duration: 2008 - 2010

Content of Injunction:

Expungement of Employment Record

Discrimination Prohibition

Retaliation Prohibition

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Recordkeeping

Training

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

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit