Case: EEOC v. NEW MEXICO NEWSPAPERS, INC., dba THE DAILY TIMES

1:98-cv-01188 | U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico

Filed Date: Sept. 29, 1998

Closed Date: July 22, 1999

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Case Summary

EEOC's Phoenix, AZ office, along with the Albuquerque, NM and Washington, DC offices filed this sexual harassment lawsuit against the defendant, New Mexico Newspapers, Inc. in the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico (Albuquerque) on 09/29/1998. The defendant owns the Daily Times in Farmington, NM. EEOC alleged on behalf of two identified female complainants and a class of females in similar situations that the defendant subjected them to a sexually-hostile work environ…

EEOC's Phoenix, AZ office, along with the Albuquerque, NM and Washington, DC offices filed this sexual harassment lawsuit against the defendant, New Mexico Newspapers, Inc. in the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico (Albuquerque) on 09/29/1998. The defendant owns the Daily Times in Farmington, NM. EEOC alleged on behalf of two identified female complainants and a class of females in similar situations that the defendant subjected them to a sexually-hostile work environment, including unwelcome physical and verbal conduct. Additionally, one identified complainant was retaliated against and the other was forced to resign. EEOC sought injunctive relief, backpay, pecuniary and non-pecuniary losses and punitive damages.

Neither party was very active in the pre-trial stage as no motion was filed nor settlement conference held. The case was resolved by a consent decree entered on 07/22/1999. Without access to the consent decree, it is not known what type of relief was obtained.

Summary Authors

Yin Zheng (6/17/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:98-cv-01188

Docket

EEOC v. New Mexico Newspapers, Inc.

July 22, 1999

July 22, 1999

Docket
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1:98-cv-01188

Complaint

EEOC v. New Mexico Newspapers, Inc., d/b/a THE DAILY TIMES

Sept. 29, 1998

Sept. 29, 1998

Complaint

Resources

Docket

Last updated July 20, 2022, 3:02 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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COMPLAINT with jury demand (1 Summons(es) issued) (referred to Chief Magistrate William Deaton) (vv) (Entered: 09/30/1998)

Sept. 29, 1998

Sept. 29, 1998

2

UNOPPOSED MOTION by defendant to extend time until 12-14-98 in which to answer complaint (jrm) (Entered: 12/08/1998)

Dec. 7, 1998

Dec. 7, 1998

4

ANSWER by defendant [1-1] (jrm) (Entered: 12/11/1998)

Dec. 11, 1998

Dec. 11, 1998

5

INITIAL SCHEDULING ORDER by Chief Magistrate William Deaton Rule 16 scheduling conference set on 2/9/99 at 10:30 am; provisional discovery plan & IPTR due 2/1/99 (cc: all counsel, electronically) (dmw) (Entered: 01/04/1999)

Jan. 4, 1999

Jan. 4, 1999

6

CERTIFICATE of service by plaintiff of initial disclosures to counsel on 01/29/99 (vv) (Entered: 02/02/1999)

Feb. 1, 1999

Feb. 1, 1999

7

PROVISIONAL DISCOVERY PLAN by parties (jrm) (Entered: 02/02/1999)

Feb. 1, 1999

Feb. 1, 1999

8

CERTIFICATE of service by defendant of initial disclosures to counsel on 02/03/99 (vv) (Entered: 02/05/1999)

Feb. 4, 1999

Feb. 4, 1999

9

CLERK'S MINUTES: before Chief Magistrate William Deaton Rule 16 scheduling conference HELD (jrm) (Entered: 02/09/1999)

Feb. 9, 1999

Feb. 9, 1999

10

ORDER by Chief Magistrate William Deaton re: initial scheduling conference held 2-9-99 Discovery cutoff 9-7-99 (cc: all counsel, electronically) (jrm) (Entered: 02/10/1999)

Feb. 10, 1999

Feb. 10, 1999

11

ORDER by Chief Magistrate William Deaton setting a settlement conferene for 9-13-99 at 2:00 pm in Albuquerque (cc: all counsel, eletronically) (jrm) (Entered: 02/10/1999)

Feb. 10, 1999

Feb. 10, 1999

12

INITIAL PRE-TRIAL REPORT Judge James A. Parker and Chief Magistrate William Deaton ; Discovery set for 9/7/99 ;mtn filing ddl set for 11/4/99 ; proposed pretrial order due 11/19/99 ; pretrial conference set for 8:30 am on 11/17/99 ; jury trial set for 8:30 am on 1/10/2000 ; Estimated # of Trial Days: 6-10; Chances of Settlement: UNKNOWN (cc: all counsel) (jrm) (Entered: 02/18/1999)

Feb. 18, 1999

Feb. 18, 1999

13

CERTIFICATE of Service by deft of the supplemental initial disclosures to counsel on 2/12/99 (kd) (Entered: 02/24/1999)

Feb. 24, 1999

Feb. 24, 1999

14

CERTIFICATE of service by plaintiff of supplemental initial disclosures to counsel on 03/11/99 (vv) (Entered: 03/15/1999)

March 12, 1999

March 12, 1999

15

RETURN OF SERVICE of s/c executed upon defendant New Mexico Newspaper on 11/12/98 (bap) (Entered: 03/31/1999)

March 30, 1999

March 30, 1999

16

CERTIFICATE of service by plaintiff of first set of non-uniform interrogatories and request for production of documents to counsel on 3/31/99 (vv) (Entered: 04/01/1999)

April 1, 1999

April 1, 1999

17

CERTIFICATE of service by plaintiff of third supplemental initial disclosures to counsel on 4/16/99 (vv) (Entered: 04/20/1999)

April 19, 1999

April 19, 1999

18

CERTIFICATE of service by plaintiff of second supplemental initial disclosures to counsel on 4/16/99 (vv) (Entered: 04/20/1999)

April 19, 1999

April 19, 1999

19

CERTIFICATE of service of 4th supplemental initial disclosures by plaintiff to counsel on 4-27-99 (jrm) (Entered: 04/28/1999)

April 28, 1999

April 28, 1999

21

ORDER by Chief Magistrate William Deaton vacating the 9-13-99 settlement conference (cc: all counsel, electronically) (jrm) (Entered: 05/25/1999)

May 25, 1999

May 25, 1999

22

ORDER by Chief Magistrate William Deaton terminating case referral to Chief Magistrate William Deaton , Case to Magistrate Judge Karen B. Molzen (cc: all counsel) (pg) (Entered: 06/02/1999)

June 2, 1999

June 2, 1999

23

CERTIFICATE of Service by defendant of answers to first set of non-uniform interrogatories and responses to first request for production of documents, hand-delivered to opposing counsel on 02/01/99 (bap) (Entered: 06/08/1999)

June 7, 1999

June 7, 1999

24

CERTIFICATE of service by plaintiff of fifth supplemental initial disclosure to counsel on 6/14/99 (vv) (Entered: 06/16/1999)

June 15, 1999

June 15, 1999

25

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Karen B. Molzen that upon ntc that this matter is settled, closing documents are due by 7-30-99 (cc: all counsel, electronically) (jrm) (Entered: 07/14/1999)

July 13, 1999

July 13, 1999

26

CONSENT DECREE by Judge James A. Parker as described herein dismissing case (cc: all counsel) (jrm) (Entered: 07/22/1999)

July 22, 1999

July 22, 1999

Case Details

State / Territory: New Mexico

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 29, 1998

Closing Date: July 22, 1999

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

New Mexico Newspapers, Inc. (Farmington, New Mexico), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Unknown

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits