Case: EEOC v. ODOM ANTENNAS, INC.

4:97-cv-01061 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas

Filed Date: Dec. 31, 1997

Closed Date: Dec. 10, 1998

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Case Summary

In December 1997 the Memphis Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against Odom Antennas Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas. We do not have a copy of the complaint; therefore, the exact allegations are unknown. However, it appears from the consent decree that the defendant allegedly subjected complainants, female employees, to sexual harassment and retaliated against them after they opposed such practice in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Following some discovery, the parties settled the lawsuit through a consent decree in December 1998. The consent decree required the defendant to pay $34,000 to three individuals.

Summary Authors

David Friedman (11/2/2007)

People


Judge(s)

Woods, Henry (Arkansas)

Judge(s)

Woods, Henry (Arkansas)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

4:97-cv-01061

Docket (PACER)

EEOC v. Odom Antennas Inc

Dec. 10, 1998

Dec. 10, 1998

Docket
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4:97-cv-01061

Order [re: Motion to Compel Discovery]

EEOC v. Odom Antennas, Inc.

Nov. 20, 1998

Nov. 20, 1998

Order/Opinion
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4:97-cv-01061

Consent Judgment

EEOC v. Odom Antennas, Inc.

Dec. 10, 1998

Dec. 10, 1998

Order/Opinion
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4:97-cv-01061

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Odom Antennas, Inc.

Dec. 10, 1998

Dec. 10, 1998

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 11, 2022, 3:04 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT w/jury demand, no summons issued - will request defendant to waive service of summons (bfw) (Entered: 12/31/1997)

Dec. 31, 1997

Dec. 31, 1997

2

WAIVER OF SERVICE OF SUMMONS upon defendant Odom Antennas Inc on 2/3/98 (bsm) (Entered: 02/04/1998)

Feb. 3, 1998

Feb. 3, 1998

3

ANSWER by defendant (bsm) (Entered: 02/04/1998)

Feb. 3, 1998

Feb. 3, 1998

4

FIRST REQUEST by plaintiff for admission to deft (bsm) (Entered: 03/23/1998)

March 20, 1998

March 20, 1998

5

SCHEDULING ORDER: by Judge Henry Woods; jury trial set for 9:30 a.m. on 12/7/98 in Little Rock, AR; discovery due 10/6/98; pretrial info sheet due 11/6/98 (cc: all counsel) (bsm) (Entered: 04/13/1998)

April 10, 1998

April 10, 1998

6

MOTION by Steven A. Owings counsel for defendant to be relieved as attorney of record (bsm) Modified on 05/13/2005 (Entered: 08/31/1998)

Aug. 27, 1998

Aug. 27, 1998

7

MOTION by plaintiff to continue (bmt) (Entered: 09/01/1998)

Aug. 31, 1998

Aug. 31, 1998

8

MOTION by defendant to extend time in which to retain new counsel (bmt) (Entered: 09/01/1998)

Aug. 31, 1998

Aug. 31, 1998

9

ORDER by Judge Henry Woods granting motion filed by atty Steven A. Owings to be relieved as attorney of record for deft Odom [6-1]; Clerk directed to strike his name as attorney of record and deft Odom is given until 10/15/98 to retain another attorney and notify the Court (cc: all counsel) (bsm) (Entered: 09/02/1998)

Sept. 1, 1998

Sept. 1, 1998

10

ORDER by Judge Henry Woods denying EEOC's motion for continuance [7-1]; trial date will not be continued at this time but discovery cutoff date is extended to 11/7/98 (cc: all counsel) (bsm) (Entered: 10/19/1998)

Sept. 16, 1998

Sept. 16, 1998

12

PLAINTIFF'S SECOND REQUEST for admissions to deft (former empl) Modified on 10/19/1998 (Entered: 10/08/1998)

Oct. 8, 1998

Oct. 8, 1998

13

MOTION by plaintiff to compel discovery (kjp) Modified on 10/19/1998 (Entered: 10/14/1998)

Oct. 13, 1998

Oct. 13, 1998

14

BRIEF by plaintiff in support of motion to compel discovery [13-1] (kjp) Modified on 10/19/1998 (Entered: 10/14/1998)

Oct. 13, 1998

Oct. 13, 1998

15

AMENDED FIRST NOTICE by plaintiff of taking depositions of Bill Thornton and Larry Duke on 11/6/98 at 9:00 a.m. (bsm) (Entered: 10/26/1998)

Oct. 26, 1998

Oct. 26, 1998

16

ORDER by Judge Henry Woods upon oral motion, discovery cut-off date, pretrial info sheet and proposed jury instructions are extended to 11/30/98 (cc: all counsel) (bsm) (Entered: 11/05/1998)

Nov. 4, 1998

Nov. 4, 1998

17

ORDER by Judge Henry Woods denying pltf's motion to compel discovery [13-1]; pltf may renew its motion at a later time; motion to extend time to retain the services of counsel is denied as moot since Court has previously given deft an extension of time [8-1] (cc: all counsel) (bsm) Modified on 12/11/1998 (Entered: 11/23/1998)

Nov. 20, 1998

Nov. 20, 1998

18

MOTION by plaintiff for a continuance (bsm) (Entered: 11/23/1998)

Nov. 23, 1998

Nov. 23, 1998

19

ORDER by Judge Henry Woods granting pltf's motion for a continuance [18-1]; Jury trial continued until 12/10/98; Discovery ddl extended to 12/7/98; Pretrial Info Sheet and jury instructions extended to 12/7/98 (EOD 11/30/98) (cc: all counsel) (bsm) (Entered: 11/30/1998)

Nov. 30, 1998

Nov. 30, 1998

20

CONSENT DECREE by Judge Henry Woods upon consent of the parties, judgment will be entered for $5,000.00 in back pay, $1,000,00 in interest, and $20,000.00 in nonpecuniary compensatory damages for emotional and psychological harm for Rebecca Kee; $5,000.00 in nonpencuniary compensatory damages for emotional and psychological harm for Mindy Robinson and $3,000.00 for Terri Leavell; The Commission and Odom Antennas will each bear their own costs and atty's fees incurred; (cc: all counsel) (bsm) (Entered: 12/11/1998)

Dec. 10, 1998

Dec. 10, 1998

21

JUDGMENT: by Judge Henry Woods upon consent of parties, judgment is entered for $5,000.00 in back pay, $1,000.00 in interest, and $20,000.00 in nonpecuniary compensatory damages for emotional and psychological harm for Rebecca Kee; $5,000.00 in nonpecuniary compensatory damages for emotional and psychological harm for Mindy Robinson and $3,000.00 for Terri Leavell; terminating case (cc: all counsel) (bsm) (Entered: 12/11/1998)

Dec. 10, 1998

Dec. 10, 1998

Case Details

State / Territory: Arkansas

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Dec. 31, 1997

Closing Date: Dec. 10, 1998

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

Odom Antennas Inc., Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Monetary Relief

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: 34000

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