Case: EEOC v. DALLAS BELL INC (d/b/a HAM & EGGS)

1:05-cv-00745 | U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina

Filed Date: Aug. 26, 2005

Closed Date: March 30, 2006

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Case Summary

In September 2005, the Raleigh (along with the Washington, D.C. and Charlotte) office of the EEOC brought this Title VII suit against Dallas Bell Inc d/b/a Ham & Eggs in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina. The complaint alleged that the defendant discriminated against the claimant by discharging her in retaliation of her complaint of being sexually assaulted by a co-worker. The court entered a default judgment in favor of the plaintiff in March 2006. The court ordered the defendant to pay the claimant $36,000 in back pay and compensatory damages.

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Lionel Joiner (7/10/2007)

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1:05-cv-00745

Docket

EEOC v. Bell et al

March 30, 2006

March 30, 2006

Docket
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Complaint

EEOC v. Bell et al

Aug. 26, 2005

Aug. 26, 2005

Complaint
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Order [RE: Default Judgment]

EEOC v. Bell et al

March 13, 2006

March 13, 2006

Order/Opinion
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Judgment

EEOC v. Bell et al

March 30, 2006

March 30, 2006

Order/Opinion

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Docket

Last updated July 20, 2022, 3:08 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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COMPLAINT against all defendants, filed by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMISSION.(McClain, Abby) (Entered: 08/29/2005)

Aug. 26, 2005

Aug. 26, 2005

2

CIVIL COVER SHEET, filed by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMISSION.(McClain, Abby) (Entered: 08/29/2005)

Aug. 26, 2005

Aug. 26, 2005

CASE REFERRED to Standing Order 30 (McClain, Abby) (Entered: 08/29/2005)

Aug. 26, 2005

Aug. 26, 2005

3

Summons Issued as to DALLAS BELL. (Wilson, JoAnne) (Entered: 11/04/2005)

Nov. 3, 2005

Nov. 3, 2005

4

WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMISSION. JOHN BELL, JR waiver sent on 9/26/2005, answer due 11/25/2005. (Wilson, JoAnne) (Entered: 11/04/2005)

Nov. 3, 2005

Nov. 3, 2005

5

WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMISSION. DALLAS BELL, INC. waiver sent on 9/20/2005, answer due 11/21/2005; JOHN BELL, SR waiver sent on 9/20/2005, answer due 11/21/2005. (Wilson, JoAnne) (Entered: 11/04/2005)

Nov. 4, 2005

Nov. 4, 2005

6

AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE on Summons executed as to DALLAS BELL on 11/10/05DALLAS BELL served on 11/10/2005, answer due 11/30/2005. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit)(MAHOOD, ZOE) (Entered: 01/11/2006)

Jan. 11, 2006

Jan. 11, 2006

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MOTION for Entry of Default by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMISSION. Responses due by 3/16/2006 (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(MAHOOD, ZOE) (Entered: 02/21/2006)

Feb. 21, 2006

Feb. 21, 2006

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AMENDED DOCUMENT by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMISSION. Amendment to 7 MOTION for Entry of Default Certificate of Service . (MAHOOD, ZOE) (Entered: 02/21/2006)

Feb. 21, 2006

Feb. 21, 2006

9

CLERK'S ENTRY OF DEFAULT on 2/22/06 as to Defts John Bell, Sr., John Bell, Jr., Dallas Bell and Dallas Bell Inc.. (Wilson, JoAnne) (Entered: 02/22/2006)

Feb. 22, 2006

Feb. 22, 2006

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MOTION for Default Judgment as to John Bell, Sr., John Bell Jr., and Dallas Bell d/b/a Ham & Eggs and Dallas Bell, Inc. d/b/a Ham & Eggs by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMISSION. Responses due by 4/3/2006 (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(MAHOOD, ZOE) (Entered: 03/09/2006)

March 9, 2006

March 9, 2006

Case Reassigned to Judge JAMES A. BEATY, JR. Judge UNASSIGNED no longer assigned to the case. (Powell, Gloria) (Entered: 03/09/2006)

March 9, 2006

March 9, 2006

***Motions Submitted: 10 MOTION for Default Judgment as to John Bell, Sr., John Bell Jr., and Dallas Bell d/b/a Ham & Eggs and Dallas Bell, Inc. d/b/a Ham & Eggs to Judge JAMES A. BEATY JR.- (Kemp, Donita) (Entered: 03/09/2006)

March 9, 2006

March 9, 2006

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ORDER granting 10 Motion for Default Judgment and Request for hearing on damages signed by Judge JAMES A. BEATY JR. on 3/13/06. A hearing in this matter is set for 11 a.m. on 3/27/06, in Winston-Salem, Ctrm. #1 (Wilson, JoAnne) (Entered: 03/13/2006)

March 13, 2006

March 13, 2006

Set Deadlines/Hearings: Motion Hearing set for 3/27/2006 11:00 AM in Winston-Salem Courtroom #1 re: Hearing on damages before JUDGE JAMES A. BEATY JR. (Wilson, JoAnne) (Entered: 03/14/2006)

March 13, 2006

March 13, 2006

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge JAMES A. BEATY JR.: Motion Hearing held on 3/27/2006. Re: 10 MOTION for Default Judgment as to John Bell, Sr., John Bell Jr., and Dallas Bell d/b/a Ham & Eggs and Dallas Bell, Inc. d/b/a Ham & Eggs filed by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMISSION. (The Court will find the Judgment in favor of the plaintiff; Attorney Zoe Mahood has been instructed to submit a Proposed Judgment for the Court's consideration.) (Court Reporter Lori Russell.) (Kemp, Donita) (Entered: 03/27/2006)

March 27, 2006

March 27, 2006

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JUDGMENT signed by Judge JAMES A. BEATY JR. on 3/30/06 that judgment is entered in favor of the Plaintiff, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and against all Defendants, John Bell, Sr., John Bell, Jr. and Dallas Bell, d/b/a Ham & Eggs, and Dallas Bell, Inc. d/b/a Ham & Eggs. Damages for the amount of nine thousand dollars ($9,000.00) in back wages and twenty-seven thousand dollars ($27,000.00) in compensatory damages are hereby awarded to the Plaintiff on behalf of Sharon Phillips.(Wilson, JoAnne) (Entered: 03/30/2006)

March 30, 2006

March 30, 2006

Case Details

State / Territory: North Carolina

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Aug. 26, 2005

Closing Date: March 30, 2006

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

Dallas Bell Inc. (Yadkinville, N.C. and Jonesville, N.C.), Private Entity/Person

Dallas Bell (Yadkinville, N.C. and Jonesville, N.C. ), Private Entity/Person

John Bell, Jr. (Yadkinville and Jonesville, N.C.), Private Entity/Person

John Bell, Sr. (Yadkinville and Jonesville, N.C. ), 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

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Damages

Source of Relief:

Litigation

Amount Defendant Pays: 36000

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