Case: EEOC v. J. ALEXANDER'S RESTAURANTS, INC.

3:04-cv-00839 | U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee

Filed Date: Sept. 16, 2004

Closed Date: Nov. 11, 2005

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Case Summary

The Memphis District Office of the EEOC filed this case in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee. The defendant was J. Alexander's Restaurants, Inc., a restaurant chain. It was alleged that the defendant discriminated against three male complainants on the basis of sex by refusing to promote them in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The case was filed in September 2004 and was resolved by consent decree in November 2005. During the litigation the defendant filed for summary judgment, which was granted in part and denied in part. The allegations involved two of defendant's restaurants and the allegations against one location were dismissed by this order. The complainants, who intervened in the case, were awarded $5,000 each and their attorneys received a total of $11,763. In addition, the company had to post a notice of rights and train its managers about gender discrimination laws.

Summary Authors

Kevin Wilemon (7/30/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

3:04-cv-00839

Docket (PACER)

EEOC v. J. Alexander's Rest

Nov. 1, 2005

Nov. 1, 2005

Docket
30

3:04-cv-00839

Memorandum [re: summary judgment]

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, et al v. J. Alexander's Rest

Sept. 30, 2005

Sept. 30, 2005

Order/Opinion
34

3:04-cv-00839

Consent Decree

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, et al v. J. Alexander's Rest

Oct. 17, 2005

Oct. 17, 2005

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4625428/eeoc-v-j-alexanders-rest/

Last updated Aug. 1, 2022, 3:12 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT (No Summons(es) issued, Waivers to be executed) (jb) Modified on 09/20/2004 (Entered: 09/20/2004)

Sept. 16, 2004

Sept. 16, 2004

2

NOTICE of Initial Case Management Conference: ICMC set for 11:00 a.m. on 11/1/04 , Case referred to Magistrate Judge Juliet E. Griffin (jb) (Entered: 09/20/2004)

Sept. 16, 2004

Sept. 16, 2004

3

MOTION by Curtis Baker to intervene (jb) (Entered: 10/05/2004)

Oct. 5, 2004

Oct. 5, 2004

4

MOTION by David Henderson to intervene (jb) (Entered: 10/05/2004)

Oct. 5, 2004

Oct. 5, 2004

5

MOTION by Joe A. Cedillo, Jr. to intervene (jb) (Entered: 10/05/2004)

Oct. 5, 2004

Oct. 5, 2004

6

ANSWER by deft J. Alexander's Rest to complaint [1-1]; jury demand (jb) (Entered: 10/21/2004)

Oct. 21, 2004

Oct. 21, 2004

7

AGREED ORDER approved by Magistrate Judge Juliet E. Griffin: Initial Case Management Conference is reset for 10:00 a.m. on 11/17/04. (cc: all counsel) (EOD 11/1/04) (jb) (Entered: 11/01/2004)

Nov. 1, 2004

Nov. 1, 2004

PROPOSED Case Management Order (jb) (Entered: 11/16/2004)

Nov. 16, 2004

Nov. 16, 2004

9

CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER approved by Magistrate Judge Juliet E. Griffin: Initial Case Management Conference held 11/17/04. Discovery ddl is set for 5/20/05. All discovery-related motions shall be filed by 6/3/05. Dispositive Motion filing ddl is set for 6/20/05. Responses to dispositive motions shall be filed within 35 days after the dispositive motion is filed. Reply Briefs shall be filed 15 days after the response to the dispositive motion is filed. (cc: all counsel) (EOD 11/22/04) (jb) (Entered: 11/22/2004)

Nov. 19, 2004

Nov. 19, 2004

10

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Juliet E. Griffin: By contemporaneously entered order, the Court has approved and entered the case management order submitted by the ptys before the ICMC held on 11/17/04, with modifications addressed on 11/17/04. Any motion to bifurcate the three pltfs' claims for trial shall be filed by 3/11/05. All motions to amend the pleadings shall be filed by 1/7/05. The ddl for filing dispositive motions is 6/20/05. Any response shall be filed within 35 days of the filing of the motion or by 7/25/05, if the motion is filed on 6/20/05. Any reply, if necessary, shall be filed within 15 days of the filing of the response or by 8/9/05, if the response is filed on 7/25/05. There shall be no stay of discovery before the 5/20/05 ddl for completion of all discovery even if a dispositive motion is filed prior thereto. Jury Trial is set for 11/8/05 before Judge Echols. The ptys estimate that the trial will last 1 week. Pretrial Conference is set for 1:30 on 10/17/05. The ptys pretrial obligations will be set forth by separately entered order. (cc: all counsel) (EOD 11/22/04) (jb) Modified on 11/22/2004 (Entered: 11/22/2004)

Nov. 19, 2004

Nov. 19, 2004

11

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Juliet E. Griffin: Telephone conference held 5/18/05. By 5/24/05 deft to provide to pltf the list of employees of Memphis store by the defendant that the EEOC intends to call as witness at trial. Deft shall have lv to request to depose such witness. Discovery ddl reset for 6/22/05. Dispositive mtn filing ddl reset to 7/13/05. Pltf to have until 7/27/05 to respond. Replies due by 8/10/05. Telephone conference set for 4:00 6/13/05 to be initiated by deft's counsel re: discovery issues. EOD 5/26/05 (cc: all counsel) (mk) (Entered: 05/26/2005)

May 26, 2005

May 26, 2005

12

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Juliet E. Griffin: Telephone Conference held 6/13/05, at which time the ptys advised that the deft had taken its depositions June 6-8, 2005, and that the pltfs have scheduled six depositions on June 14-16, 2005, and expect to schedule a seventh deposition during that time frame. The scheduling ddls provided in the May 26, 2005, order remain in full force and effect. The deft shall have until 8/22/05 to bring to the Court's attention any issue relating to depositions of witnesses designated by EEOC. If there is any remaining issue, related to discovery, scheduling or otherwise, to be addressed by the Magistrate Judge prefatory to trial, counsel shall advise the Court by 8/22/05. (cc: all counsel) (EOD 6/14/05) (jb) (Entered: 06/14/2005)

June 14, 2005

June 14, 2005

14

NOTICE by J. Alexander's Restaurants, Inc. re 13 MOTION for Summary Judgment Notice of Filing (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1# 2 Exhibit 2# 3 Exhibit 3)(Neff, Amy) (Entered: 07/13/2005)

July 13, 2005

July 13, 2005

15

NOTICE by J. Alexander's Restaurants, Inc. re 13 MOTION for Summary Judgment Notice of Filing (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 4# 2 Exhibit 5# 3 Exhibit 6# 4 Exhibit 7# 5 Exhibit 8)(Neff, Amy) (Entered: 07/13/2005)

July 13, 2005

July 13, 2005

16

MEMORANDUM in Support of 13 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by J. Alexander's Restaurants, Inc.. (Neff, Amy) (Entered: 07/13/2005)

July 13, 2005

July 13, 2005

17

STATEMENT of facts filed by J. Alexander's Restaurants, Inc. in support of 13 Motion for Summary Judgment. (Neff, Amy) (Entered: 07/13/2005)

July 13, 2005

July 13, 2005

18

NOTICE by J. Alexander's Restaurants, Inc. re 13 MOTION for Summary Judgment Notice of Filing #4 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 10 (PART 1)# 2 Exhibit 10 (PART 2)# 3 Exhibit 10 (PART 3)# 4 Exhibit 10 (PART 4))(Neff, Amy) (Entered: 07/13/2005)

July 13, 2005

July 13, 2005

19

NOTICE by J. Alexander's Restaurants, Inc. re 13 MOTION for Summary Judgment Notice of Filing #3 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 9 (PART 1)# 2 Exhibit 9 (PART 2)# 3 Exhibit 9 (PART 3)# 4 Exhibit 9 (PART 4)# 5 Exhibit 9 (PART 5))(Neff, Amy) (Entered: 07/13/2005)

July 13, 2005

July 13, 2005

20

NOTICE by J. Alexander's Restaurants, Inc. re 13 MOTION for Summary Judgment Notice of Filing #5 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 11 (PART 1)# 2 Exhibit 11 (PART 2)# 3 Exhibit 11 (PART 3)# 4 Exhibit 11 (PART 4)# 5 Exhibit 5 (PART 5))(Neff, Amy) (Entered: 07/13/2005)

July 13, 2005

July 13, 2005

21

ORDER: The pltfs shall have until 7/27/05 to file a response to the 13 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by J. Alexander's Restaurants, Inc. Any reply, if necessary, shall be filed within 2 weeks of filing of the response or by 8/10/05, if the response is filed on 7/27/05. The Clerk is directed to forward the file in this case to Chief Judge Echols . Signed by Judge Juliet Griffin on 7/14/05. (jb) (Entered: 07/14/2005)

July 14, 2005

July 14, 2005

Reset Deadlines as to 13 MOTION for Summary Judgment. Responses due by 7/27/2005. Replies due by 8/10/2005. (jb) (Entered: 07/14/2005)

July 14, 2005

July 14, 2005

22

RESPONSE to Deft's Motion for Summary Judgment 13 filed by intervening pltfs Curtis Baker, David Henderson, & Joe A. Cedillo, Jr. (jb) (Entered: 07/27/2005)

July 27, 2005

July 27, 2005

23

RESPONSE in Opposition re 13 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Owen, Carson) (Entered: 07/27/2005)

July 27, 2005

July 27, 2005

24

MEMORANDUM in Support of 23 Response in Opposition to Motion filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Owen, Carson) (Entered: 07/27/2005)

July 27, 2005

July 27, 2005

26

RESPONSE to Deft's Statement of Undisputed Material Facts 17, Statement of Additional Undisputed Material Facts, and Statement of Additional Disputed Material Facts filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Owen, Carson) Modified on 7/28/2005 (jb). (Entered: 07/27/2005)

July 27, 2005

July 27, 2005

27

REPLY to Response to Motion re 13 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by J. Alexander's Restaurants, Inc.. (Riley, Steven) (Entered: 08/10/2005)

Aug. 10, 2005

Aug. 10, 2005

28

RESPONSE filed by J. Alexander's Restaurants, Inc. re 26 Response to Motion, filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, to Statement of Disputed and Undisputed Facts . (Riley, Steven) (Entered: 08/10/2005)

Aug. 10, 2005

Aug. 10, 2005

29

ORDER: Jury Trial is set for 11/8/05 at 9:00 AM before District Judge Robert Echols. Final Pretrial Conference is set for 10/17/05 at 1:30 PM. Joint Proposed Pretrial Order ddl 10/12/05. By 10/12/05, the ptys shall file briefs on damages. Pre-trial briefs shall be filed 7 working days prior to trial. Signed by Judge Robert Echols on 9/16/05. (jb) (Entered: 09/16/2005)

Sept. 16, 2005

Sept. 16, 2005

32

FINAL CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER: There are no issues to be addressed by the Magistrate Judge prior to the 10/17/05, pretrial conference and 11/8/05, trial. There will be no further proceedings before the Magistrate Judge in this case. Signed by Judge Juliet Griffin on 10/4/05. (jb) (Entered: 10/05/2005)

Oct. 4, 2005

Oct. 4, 2005

33

PROPOSED CONSENT DECREE by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachment: (1) Proposed Agreed Order)(Owen, Carson) Modified Text on 10/12/2005 (jb). (Entered: 10/11/2005)

Oct. 11, 2005

Oct. 11, 2005

Notified atty regarding filing proposed consent decree and proposed order as an attachment to motion or notice; document not to be refiled. (jb) (Entered: 10/12/2005)

Oct. 12, 2005

Oct. 12, 2005

35

First MOTION to Dismiss for Entry of An Agreed Order of Dismissal by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Responses due by 11/14/2005 (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Agreed Order)(Owen, Carson) Modified Text on 10/28/2005 (jb). (Entered: 10/27/2005)

Oct. 27, 2005

Oct. 27, 2005

36

AGREED ORDER dismissing case with prejudice. Signed by Judge Robert Echols on 11/9/05. (jb) (Entered: 11/14/2005)

Nov. 11, 2005

Nov. 11, 2005

37

Docket entry number 36 is hereby entered on the docket in compliance with Rule 58 and/or Rule 79(a) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure on 11/14/05 by JB. (jb) (Entered: 11/14/2005)

Nov. 11, 2005

Nov. 11, 2005

30

MEMORANDUM OF THE COURT: Order to enter. Signed by Judge Robert Echols on 9/23/05. (jb)

Sept. 23, 2005

Sept. 23, 2005

RECAP
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ORDER: For the reasons set forth in the accompanying Memorandum, Deft J. Alexander's Restaurant Inc.'s Motion for Summary Judgment 13 is granted in part and denied in part. It is granted with respect to the claims made against J. Alexande r's Restaurant in Memphis, TN, but denied with respect to the claims made against J. Alexander's Restaurant in Franklin, TN. Pltfs' claims against JAX Memphis are dismissed and pltfs' claims agianst JAX Franklin shall proceed to trial. This case shall proceed to trial as scheduled on 11/8/05 at 9:00 a.m. The Pretrial Conference is scheduled for 10/17/05 at 1:30 p.m. 10 . Signed by Judge Robert Echols on 9/23/05. (jb)

Sept. 23, 2005

Sept. 23, 2005

RECAP

Case Details

State / Territory: Tennessee

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 16, 2004

Closing Date: Nov. 11, 2005

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers.

Plaintiff Type(s):

EEOC Plaintiff

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

EEOC

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

J. Alexander's Restaurant, Inc. (Memphis, TN and Franklin, TN), 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: 26763

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Promotion

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Male

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit