Case: EEOC v. GRACE CULINARY SYSTEMS, INC.

8:98-cv-00284 | U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Filed Date: Jan. 30, 1998

Closed Date: June 27, 2000

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Case Summary

In January 1998, the Baltimore District Office of the EEOC filed this suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland against Grace Culinary Systems, Inc., a food processing plant, and Townsend Culinary, Inc. After the suit commenced, there were several cross-complaints filed among the original parties and their business affiliates. We do not have a copy of the complaint. However, according to an EEOC press release, the complaint alleged that the defendant discriminated against …

In January 1998, the Baltimore District Office of the EEOC filed this suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland against Grace Culinary Systems, Inc., a food processing plant, and Townsend Culinary, Inc. After the suit commenced, there were several cross-complaints filed among the original parties and their business affiliates. We do not have a copy of the complaint. However, according to an EEOC press release, the complaint alleged that the defendant discriminated against twenty-two Hispanic female employees in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, subjecting them to sexual harassment. After several discovery disputes, the parties agreed to a final settlement in March 2000. We do not have a copy of the settlement agreement, but according to the EEOC press release, Grace Culinary agreed to pay $850,000 to the victims, and Townsend Culinary, Inc. and Townsends, Inc. agreed to pay $150,000.

On May 3, 2000 there was an amended settlement order which we have a copy of stating that the parties have thirty days to consummate the settlement.

Summary Authors

Jennifer Solomon (6/1/2007)

People


Judge(s)

Schulze, Jillyn K. (Maryland)

Williams, Alexander Jr. (Maryland)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Andrew, Regina Maria (Maryland)

Kiel, Gerald (Maryland)

Lawrence, Victor M. (District of Columbia)

O'Rourke, Stephen P (Rhode Island)

Quinlan, Cecile Celeste (Maryland)

Rivera, Mildred Ann (Maryland)

Robinson, Stephen W. (Virginia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Cheek, Teresa Ann (Delaware)

Judge(s)

Schulze, Jillyn K. (Maryland)

Williams, Alexander Jr. (Maryland)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Andrew, Regina Maria (Maryland)

Kiel, Gerald (Maryland)

Lawrence, Victor M. (District of Columbia)

O'Rourke, Stephen P (Rhode Island)

Quinlan, Cecile Celeste (Maryland)

Rivera, Mildred Ann (Maryland)

Robinson, Stephen W. (Virginia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Cheek, Teresa Ann (Delaware)

Fotopoulos, Spiro P. (Virginia)

Martel, Charles F. (Virginia)

Rohd, Stanley Barry (Maryland)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket [PACER]

EEOC v. Grace Culinary Systems, Inc.

June 27, 2000 Docket
133

Stipulated Order of Dismissal

EEOC v. Grace Culinary Systems, Inc.

March 3, 2000 Order/Opinion
137

Amended Settlement Order

EEOC v. Grace Culinary Systems, Inc

May 3, 2000 Settlement Agreement

EEOC Obtains $1 Million for Low-wage Workers Who Were Sexually Harassed at Food Processing Plant

Equal Employment v. Grace Culinary

No Court

June 1, 2000 Press Release
142

Order of Final Approval and Final Dismissal

EEOC v. Grace Culinary Systems, Inc.

June 27, 2000 Order/Opinion

Docket

Last updated May 12, 2022, 8 p.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT filed; (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/30/1998)

Jan. 30, 1998
1

DEMAND for jury trial by Equal Employment (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/30/1998)

Jan. 30, 1998
2

REQUEST FOR WAIVER of service as to Grace Culinary, Townsend Culinary (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/30/1998)

Jan. 30, 1998
3

AMENDED COMPLAINT by Equal Employment , amending [1-1] complaint (Redline copy rec'd 2/12/98) (c/s) (rank, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/13/1998)

Feb. 5, 1998
4

ANSWER by Townsend Culinary (Attorney Stanley B. Rohd, Teresa C. Fariss) to amended complaint (c/s) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/03/1998)

April 2, 1998
4

CROSSCLAIM by Townsend Culinary against Grace Culinary (c/s) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/03/1998)

April 2, 1998
5

ANSWER by Grace Culinary (Attorney Charles F. Martel, Stephen W. Robinson) to Amended Complaint. (c/s) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/03/1998)

April 3, 1998
6

MOTION with memorandum in support by Grace Culinary for Partial Dismissal of First Amended Complaint , and Exhibits 1-14. (c/s) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/03/1998)

April 3, 1998
7

MOTION by Townsend Culinary for Barry M. Willoughby to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Fee Paid-Receipt #G127499) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/08/1998)

April 7, 1998
8

Local Rule 103.3 Statement by Townsend Culinary. (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/13/1998)

April 9, 1998
9

THIRD-PARTY COMPLAINT by Townsend Culinary against W.R. Grace & Co.. (c/s) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/13/1998)

April 9, 1998
10

THIRD-PARTY SUMMONS(ES) (20 days) issued for W.R. Grace & Co.. (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/13/1998)

April 13, 1998
11

RETURN OF SERVICE executed as to W.R. Grace & Co. 4/16/98; Answer due on 5/6/98 for W.R. Grace & Co. (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/21/1998)

April 20, 1998
12

ANSWER by Grace Culinary (Attorney Charles F. Martel) to amended complaint (rank, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/30/1998)

April 24, 1998
12

ANSWER by Grace Culinary to [4-1] cross claim by Townsend Culinary (rank, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/30/1998)

April 24, 1998
12

CROSSCLAIM by Grace Culinary against Townsend Culinary (rank, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/30/1998)

April 24, 1998
13

NOTICE of attorney appearance for Equal Employment by Regina Andrew, Cecile Quinlan (c/s) (rank, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/30/1998)

April 24, 1998
14

STIPULATION of parties to file Opposition to Motion of Defendant for Partial Dismissal of First Amended Complaint, to and including 4/27/98, and ORDER "APPROVING" ( signed by Judge Alexander Williams Jr. ) (c/m 4/27/98 cm) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/27/1998)

April 27, 1998
15

RESPONSE by Equal Employment in opposition to [6-1] motion for Partial Dismissal of First Amended Complaint by Grace Culinary , Declarations (2) and Exhibits A thru U (c/s) (rank, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/30/1998)

April 27, 1998
16

Local Rule 103.3 Statement by Grace Culinary. (c/s) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/07/1998)

May 6, 1998
18

ANSWER by W.R. Grace & Co. (Attorney Charles F. Martel, Stephen W. Robinson) to [9-1] Third-party Complaint by Townsend Culinary. (c/s) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/08/1998)

May 6, 1998
17

ANSWER by Townsend Culinary to [12-1] Cross Claim by Grace Culinary. (c/s) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/07/1998)

May 7, 1998
19

REPLY MEMORANDUM by Grace Culinary in support of [6-1] Motion for Partial Dismissal of First Amended Complaint by Grace Culinary, and Exhibits 1 & 2. (c/s) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/12/1998)

May 11, 1998
20

MOTION with memorandum in support by Grace Culinary for Leave to File Third-Party Complaint , and proposed Third-Party Complaint. (c/s) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/13/1998)

May 12, 1998
22

MOTION with memorandum in support by Equal Employment for Leave to File Contra-Reply to Motion for partial Dismissal of First Amended Complaint and Proposed Contra-Reply (c/s) (rank, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/26/1998)

May 22, 1998

Motion hearing held before Williams, J., Re: [20-1] motion for Leave to File Third-Party Complaint by Grace Culinary - "GRANTED"; [6-1] Motion for Partial Dismissal of First Amended Complaint by Grace Culinary - "ARGUED"-"DENIED"; [22-1] Motion for Leave to File Contra-Reply to Motion for partial Dismissal of First Amended Complaint, by Equal Employment - "GRANTED", for the reasons stated on the record. Defendant to answer within 10 days. Scheduling Order to be issued. Order to be prepared by the Court. (Reporter: Williams) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/28/1998)

May 27, 1998
23

ORDER Granting [22-1] Motion of EEOC for Leave to File Contra-Reply to Motion for partial Dismissal of First Amended Complaint, Denying [6-1] Motion of Grace Culinary for Partial Dismissal of First Amended Complaint, Granting [20-1] motion of Grace Culinary for Leave to File Third-Party Complaint ( signed by Judge Alexander Williams Jr. 6/2/98 ) (c/m 6/4/98 jb) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/04/1998)

June 4, 1998
24

CONTRA-REPLY by Equal Employment to [6-1] Motion for Partial Dismissal of First Amended Complaint by Grace Culinary, and Affidavit. (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/08/1998)

June 4, 1998
25

THIRD-PARTY COMPLAINT by Grace Culinary against Townsends, Inc.. (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/08/1998)

June 4, 1998
26

THIRD PARTY SUMMONS(ES) (20 days) issued for Townsends, Inc.. (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/08/1998)

June 8, 1998
27

SCHEDULING ORDER ( signed by Judge Alexander Williams Jr. 6/9/98 ) (c/m 6/9/98 gc) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/10/1998)

June 10, 1998
28

MOTION by Grace Culinary for Stephen W. Robinson to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Fee paid-receipt #G128004) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/15/1998)

June 15, 1998
28

ORDER Granting [28-1] Motion of Grace Culinary for Stephen W. Robinson to Appear Pro Hac Vice ( signed by Judge Alexander Williams Jr. 6/12/98) (c/m 6/15/98 jb) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/15/1998)

June 15, 1998
29

MOTION by Grace Culinary for Sprio P. Fotopoulos to Appear Pro Hac Vice . (Fee Paid-Receipt #G128003) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/15/1998)

June 15, 1998
29

ORDER Granting [29-1] Motion of Grace Culinary for Sprio P. Fotopoulos to Appear Pro Hac Vice ( signed by Judge Alexander Williams Jr. 6/12/98) (c/m 6/15/98 jb) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/15/1998)

June 15, 1998
30

JOINT MOTION and STIPULATION by Equal Employment, Grace Culinary, Townsend Culinary to Extend Time of Discovery Deadline and Amended Secheduling Order (c/s) (rank, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/26/1998)

June 25, 1998
32

ANSWER by Townsends, Inc. (Attorney Stanley B. Rohd, Teresa C. Fariss) to [25-1] Third-party Complaint by Grace Culinary. (1 c/s) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 07/01/1998)

June 29, 1998
33

Report Re: Deposition Hours of parties and ORDER "APPROVING" ( signed by Judge Alexander Williams Jr. 6/26/98 ) (c/m 6/29/98 cm) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 07/01/1998)

June 30, 1998
34

MOTION with memorandum in support by Equal Employment for Leave to File Second Amended Complaint (c/s) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) Modified on 08/19/1998 (Entered: 07/24/1998)

July 23, 1998
35

MOTION with memorandum in support by Equal Employment for Temporary Restraining Order , and for Preliminary Injunction Pursuant to 42 U.S.C, 2000e-59f)(2) , and Exhibits A-G. (c/s) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 07/30/1998)

July 27, 1998
36

MEMORANDUM/ORDER to Counsel "SETTING" a hearing on the Motion of Plaintiff for TRO and a Preliminary Injunction on 8/5/98 at 4:00 p.m., Ctrm. 4A ( signed by Judge Alexander Williams Jr. 7/29/98 ) (c/m 7/28/98 cm) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 07/30/1998)

July 29, 1998
37

MEMORANDUM by Townsend Culinary in opposition to [35-1] motion for Temporary Restraining Order and [35-2] motion for Preliminary Injunction Pursuant to 42 U.S.C, 2000e-59f)(2) by Equal Employment; and Appendices 1 thru 23 (Filed Separately) (c/s) (td, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/05/1998)

Aug. 4, 1998

Motion hearing held before Williams, J., re: [35-1] motion for Temporary Restraining Order by Equal Employment, [35-2] motion for Preliminary Injunction Pursuant to 42 U.S.C, 2000e-59f)(2) by Equal Employment. (Reporter: Williams) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/10/1998)

Aug. 5, 1998

ORAL OPINION denying [35-1] Motion for Temporary Restraining Order, denying [35-2] motion for Preliminary Injunction Pursuant to 42 U.S.C, 2000e-59f)(2) - "ARGUED"-"DENIED", for the reasons stated on the record. Order to be prepared by the Court. ( by Judge Alexander Williams Jr. ) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/10/1998)

Aug. 5, 1998
38

Exhibit list by Equal Employment. (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/10/1998)

Aug. 10, 1998
39

MEMORANDUM by Townsend Culinary in opposition to [34-1] motion for Leave to File Second Amended Complaint by Equal Employment, and Attachments (c/s) (td, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/11/1998)

Aug. 10, 1998
40

ORDER dated 8/13/98 denying [35-1] motion for Temporary Restraining Order; and denying [35-2] motion for Preliminary Injunction Pursuant to 42 U.S.C, 2000e-59f)(2) ( signed by Judge Alexander Williams Jr. ) (c/m 8/14/98pf) (td, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/17/1998)

Aug. 14, 1998
42

SECOND AMENDED COMPLAINT by Equal Employment , (Answer due 8/28/98 for Townsend Culinary, for Grace Culinary ) amending [1-1] complaint. (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/18/1998)

Aug. 18, 1998
43

MOTION with memorandum in support by Grace Culinary to Compel , and Exhibits A-G. (c/s) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/01/1998)

Aug. 31, 1998
44

ANSWER by Townsend Culinary, Townsends, Inc. to Second Amended complaint. (1 c/s) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/01/1998)

Aug. 31, 1998
45

JOINT MOTION by Equal Employment, Grace Culinary, Townsend Culinary, Townsends, Inc. to Amend [27-1] Scheduling Order (c/s for sign.) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/03/1998)

Sept. 2, 1998
46

ORDER granting [45-1] Joint motion to Amend [27-1] Scheduling Order, as therein set forth ( signed by Judge Alexander Williams Jr. 9/3/98 ) (c/m 9/4/98 cm) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/08/1998)

Sept. 8, 1998
47

ORDER REFERRING CASE to Magistrate Judge Jillyn K. Schulze for all discovery disputes ( signed by Judge Alexander Williams Jr. 9/4/98 ) (c/m 9/10/98) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/14/1998)

Sept. 14, 1998
48

MOTION by Grace Culinary to Strike [43-1] motion to Compel by Grace Culinary . (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/14/1998)

Sept. 14, 1998
48

ORDER granting [48-1] Motion of Grace Culinary to Strike [43-1] Motion to Compel by Grace Culinary ( signed by Judge Alexander Williams Jr. 9/10/98 ) (c/m 9/10/98 cm) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/14/1998)

Sept. 14, 1998
49

ANSWER by Grace Culinary to Second amended complaint. (1 M/J Schulze/Chm.'s) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/16/1998)

Sept. 15, 1998
50

MOTION with memorandum in support by Equal Employment to Permit Class Members to Attend the Depositions of the Alleged Sexual Harassers (c/s AW & JKS) (td, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/17/1998)

Sept. 16, 1998
51

NOTICE of attorney appearance for Equal Employment by Luis Quinto (not yet a member of the Maryland Federal Bar) (td, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/17/1998)

Sept. 16, 1998
52

MEMORANDUM by Grace Culinary in opposition to [50-1] motion to Permit Class Members to Attend the Depositions of the Alleged Sexual Harassers by Equal Employment, and Exhibits A-F. (1 c/s M/J Schulze/Chm.'s) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/21/1998)

Sept. 18, 1998
53

Transcript of proceedings held before the Court on August 5, 1998, re: Motions Hearing (FILED SEPARATELY) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/25/1998)

Sept. 23, 1998
54

ANSWER by Grace Culinary to [44-1] answer to Amended Complaint by Townsends, Inc. and Townsend Culinary (c/s) (td, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/28/1998)

Sept. 24, 1998
55

MOTION by Townsend Culinary for Protective Order and Exhibit A (c/s AW & JKS) (td, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/02/1998)

Sept. 30, 1998
56

ANSWER by Townsend Culinary, Townsends, Inc. to [54-1] cross claim by Grace Culinary (rank, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/15/1998)

Oct. 13, 1998
57

DEMAND for jury trial by Townsend Culinary, Townsends, Inc. to the Cross Claim by Grace Culinary Systems, Inc. (c/s) (rank, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/15/1998)

Oct. 13, 1998
58

Discovery PROTECTIVE ORDER ( signed by Magistrate Judge Jillyn K. Schulze 10/20/98 ) (c/m 10/21/98 jw) (td, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/22/1998)

Oct. 22, 1998
59

LOCAL RULE 104.7: MOTION with memorandum in support by Grace Culinary to Quash , and Request for Oral Argument and Exhibits 1 thru 2 (c/s) (rank, Deputy Clerk) Modified on 11/02/1998 (Entered: 10/27/1998)

Oct. 23, 1998

Tele-conference held before Schulze, USMJ (pkf, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/26/1998)

Oct. 26, 1998
60

RESPONSE by Equal Employment in opposition to [59-1] motion to Quash by Grace Culinary (c/s) (rank, Deputy Clerk) Modified on 11/04/1998 (Entered: 11/03/1998)

Oct. 26, 1998
61

Letter/ORDER "CONFIRMING" the rulings made during a recorded telephone hearing on 10/26/98 to discuss pending discovery issues as therein set forth ( signed by Magistrate Judge Jillyn K. Schulze 10/26/98 ) (c/m 10/26/98 jw) (td, Deputy Clerk) Modified on 11/04/1998 (Entered: 10/27/1998)

Oct. 27, 1998
62

NOTICE of attorney appearance for Equal Employment by Victor M. Lawrence (td, Deputy Clerk) Modified on 11/04/1998 (Entered: 10/30/1998)

Oct. 30, 1998
63

RESPONSE by Equal Employment in opposition to [55-1] motion for Protective Order by Townsend Culinary and Exhibits 1 thru 9 (Exhibit 8 Filed Under Seal) (c/s AW & JKS) (td, Deputy Clerk) Modified on 11/04/1998 (Entered: 10/30/1998)

Oct. 30, 1998
64

STIPULATION of parties to "EXTEND" time for Plaintiff to serve its opposition to Motion of Defendant for a Protective Order, to and including 10/30/98, and ORDER "APPROVING" ( signed by Judge Alexander Williams Jr. 10/30/98 ) (c/m 10/30/98 cm) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) Modified on 11/09/1998 (Entered: 11/03/1998)

Nov. 3, 1998
65

REPLY by Townsend Culinary in support of [55-1] motion for Protective Order by Townsend Culinary and Exhibits 1 thru 6 (c/s) (FILED SEPARATELY) (rank, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/16/1998)

Nov. 13, 1998
66

Request for Hearing on Motion of Defendant for Protective Order. (1 c/s M/J Schulze/Chm.'s) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/19/1998)

Nov. 19, 1998
67

Letter/ORDER "SCHEDULING" a telephone hearing on Defendant Townsend Culinary's Motion for Protective Order on 12/15/98 at 11:00 a.m.; and "REQUESTING" that Mr. Willoughby initiate the call ( signed by Magistrate Judge Jillyn K. Schulze 11/23/98 ) (c/m 11/23/98 jw) (td, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/23/1998)

Nov. 23, 1998
68

MOTION by Townsend Culinary for Protective Order , and for Sanctions , Certifcation pursuant to F.R.C.P. 26(c) and Exhibits 1-3. (c/s M/J Schulze/Chm.'s) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) Modified on 12/02/1998 (Entered: 12/02/1998)

Nov. 30, 1998
69

MOTION with memorandum in support by Grace Culinary for Leave to File Amended Answer , and Exhibits 1 & 2. (c/s M/J Schulze/Chm.'s) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/10/1998)

Dec. 8, 1998
70

MOTION by Equal Employment to File surreply to Townsend Culinary, Inc.s Motion for Protective Order (c/s) (rank, Deputy Clerk) Modified on 12/18/1998 (Entered: 12/15/1998)

Dec. 11, 1998

Tele-conference held before Schulze, USMJ (pkf, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/15/1998)

Dec. 15, 1998
71

LETTER/ORDER granting [55-1] motion for Protective Order, granting [70-1] motion to File surreply to Townsend Culinary, Inc.s Motion for Protective Order, denying, as moot [68-1] motion for Protective Order, denying [68-2] motion for Sanctions ( signed by Magistrate Judge Jillyn K. Schulze 12/15/98 ) (c/m 12/15/98 jw) (c/m) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/17/1998)

Dec. 17, 1998
72

DISCOVERY PROTECTIVE ORDER "SETTTING FORTH" procedures re: confidentiality, as therein set forth ( signed by Magistrate Judge Jillyn K. Schulze 12/15/98 ) (c/m 12/15/98 jw) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/17/1998)

Dec. 17, 1998
73

SURREPLY by Equal Employment to [55-1] motion for Protective Order by Townsend Culinary, and Affidavit. (c/s) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/18/1998)

Dec. 17, 1998
74

RESPONSE by Equal Employment to [69-1] motion for Leave to File Amended Answer by Grace Culinary (c/s M/J Schulze/Chm.'s) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/28/1998)

Dec. 23, 1998
75

ORDER granting [69-1] motion of Defendant for Leave to File Amended Answer ( signed by Judge Alexander Williams Jr. 12/28/98 ) (c/m 12/29/98 hg) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/30/1998)

Dec. 30, 1998
76

FIRST AMENDED ANSWER to Complaint by Grace Culinary : amends [49-1] complaint Answer by Grace Culinary. (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/05/1999)

Dec. 30, 1998
77

JOINT MOTION AND STIPULATION of parties to "EXTEND" Discovery and Amended Scheduling Order and ORDER "GRANTING", as therein set forth ( signed by Judge Alexander Williams Jr. 1/11/99 ) (c/m 1/12/99 hg) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/13/1999)

Jan. 13, 1999
78

MOTION with memorandum in support by Grace Culinary to Quash Notice of Deposition to David Phillips , and Oral Argument requested. (c/s M/J Schulze/Chm.'s) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/04/1999)

Feb. 4, 1999

Tele-conference held before, Schulze, USMJ. (pkf, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/04/1999)

Feb. 4, 1999
80

RESPONSE by Equal Employment in opposition to [78-1] motion to Quash Notice of Deposition to David Phillips by Grace Culinary. (c/s M/J Schulze/Chm.'s) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/05/1999)

Feb. 5, 1999
81

JOINT MOTION by Equal Employment, Grace Culinary Regarding Discovery Protective Order (c/s M/J Schulze) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/19/1999)

Feb. 18, 1999
82

ORDER granting [81-1] Joint motion Regarding Discovery Protective Order, "DIRECTING" that the Discovery Protective Order entered on 12/15/98 as to EEOC and Townsent Culinary shall apply between Grace Culinary and the EEOC ( signed by Magistrate Judge Jillyn K. Schulze 2/23/99 ) (c/m 2/23/99 jw) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/23/1999)

Feb. 23, 1999
83

MOTION with memorandum in support by Equal Employment for Order Sealing Deposition Testimony , and Attachments 1-3. (c/s M/J Schulze/Chm.'s) (SEALED) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) Modified on 03/01/1999 (Entered: 03/01/1999)

Feb. 25, 1999
84

ORDER granting [83-1] Motion of Plaintiff for Order Sealing Deposition Testimony ( signed by Magistrate Judge Jillyn K. Schulze 4/20/99 ) (c/m) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/21/1999)

April 21, 1999
85

MOTION with memorandum in support by Equal Employment to Amend [42-1] Second Amended complaint by Equal Employment , Exhibits 1-13, Appendix, and Confidential Materials. (Appendix and Confidential Material (SEALED) Filed Separately) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/03/1999)

May 3, 1999
86

STIPULATION of parties to "EXTEND" time for Grace Culinary to serve its memorandum in opposition to Motion of EEOC to Amend its Complaint, up to 5/24/99, and ORDER "APPROVING" ( signed by Judge Alexander Williams Jr. 5/19/99 ) (c/m 5/20/99 cm) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/21/1999)

May 21, 1999
87

MEMORANDUM by Grace Culinary in opposition to [85-1] motion to Amend [42-1] Second Amended complaint (and Propose Trial Structure for Pattern and Practice Sexual Harassment Case) by Equal Employment, by Equal Employment, and Deposition Transcripts (with excerpts SEALED from Ms. Ana Torres' Deposition-Filed Separately), and Exhibits 1-14. (c/s M/J Schulze/Chm.'s) (Filed Separately) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/26/1999)

May 24, 1999
88

MOTION with memorandum in support by Equal Employment to Quash Subpoena Ad Testificandum for Issie L. Jenkins , and Exhibits A-D. (c/s M/J Schulze/Chm.'s) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/04/1999)

June 3, 1999
89

JOINT MOTION by Equal Employment, Grace Culinary, Townsend Culinary to Stay Discovery to Permit Settlement Discussions and Stipulation of Extension of Time . (c/s M/J Schulze/Chm.'s) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/08/1999)

June 4, 1999
90

MOTION with memorandum in support by Grace Culinary for Reconsideration Regarding Joint Motion of EEOC and Townsned Culinary and Townsends, Inc. to Stay Discovery to Permit Settlement Discussions and Stipulation of Extension of Time , Request for Oral argument, and Exhibits 1-3. (c/s M/J Schulze/Chm.'s) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/08/1999)

June 4, 1999
92

STIPULATION of Plaintiff to "EXTEND" time to file Reply to Opposition of Grace Culinary to Motion of EEOC to Amend Complaint and ORDER "APPROVING" ( signed by Judge Alexander Williams Jr. 6/4/99 ) (c/m 6/8/99 hg) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/08/1999)

June 8, 1999

State / Territory: Maryland

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Jan. 30, 1998

Closing Date: June 27, 2000

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

Townsend Culinary, Inc., Private Entity/Person

Grace Culinary Systems, Inc., Private Entity/Person

Townsends, Inc., Private Entity/Person

W.R. Grace & Co., Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Voluntary Dismissal

Amount Defendant Pays: 1000000

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Demotion

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits