Case: EEOC v. RRR BOWIE, LLC d/b/a TOYOTA OF BOWIE

8:05-cv-02697 | U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Filed Date: Sept. 28, 2005

Closed Date: April 1, 2011

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Case Summary

In September 2005, the Baltimore office of the EEOC filed suit against RRR Bowie, LLC, dba Toyota of Bowie, a Maryland car dealership. The complaint was brought in U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland; it alleged that the defendant had failed to hire an African-American job applicant because of his race, and had terminated two African-American employees because of their race.

After some disputes over discovery and a failed motion by the defendant for summary judgment, the case was resolved via a consent decree in April of 2008. A total of $202,000 was awarded to the spurned job applicant and one of the terminated employees. The defendant was ordered to implement equal employment training for employees involved in certain personnel decision-making and to post an EEO notice. The settlement term was 3 years. The docket sheet does not show any further enforcement; the case was presumably closed in 2011.

Summary Authors

Shankar Viswanathan (5/27/2008)

People


Judge(s)

Connelly, William G. (Maryland)

Titus, Roger W. (Maryland)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Kiel, Gerald (Maryland)

Lawrence, Debra Michele (Maryland)

Morocco, Maria Luisa (Maryland)

Reams, Gwendolyn Young (Maryland)

Salacuse, Maria (Maryland)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Nemeroff, Steven M (Maryland)

Noble, Allan Ames (Maryland)

Judge(s)

Connelly, William G. (Maryland)

Titus, Roger W. (Maryland)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Kiel, Gerald (Maryland)

Lawrence, Debra Michele (Maryland)

Morocco, Maria Luisa (Maryland)

Reams, Gwendolyn Young (Maryland)

Salacuse, Maria (Maryland)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Nemeroff, Steven M (Maryland)

Noble, Allan Ames (Maryland)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket [PACER]

EEOC v. RRR Bowie, LLC

April 1, 2008 Docket
1

Complaint

EEOC v. RRR Bowie, LLC

Sept. 28, 2005 Complaint
48

Order [Regarding Discovery]

EEOC v. RRR Bowie, LLC d/b/a Toyota of Bowie

Oct. 31, 2006 Order/Opinion
55

Order [Regarding Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment]

EEOC v. RRR Bowie, LLC

May 1, 2007 Order/Opinion
64

Order [granting in part and denying in part Motion to Compel]

EEOC v. RRR Bowie, LLC

July 13, 2007 Order/Opinion
71

Order [ granting in part and denying in part Motion for Protective Order]

EEOC v. RRR Bowie, LLC

Oct. 19, 2007 Order/Opinion
108

Consent Decree

EEOC v. RRR Bowie, LLC

April 1, 2008 Settlement Agreement

Docket

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

Docket sheet not available via the Clearinghouse.

State / Territory: Maryland

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 28, 2005

Closing Date: April 1, 2011

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

RRR Bowie, LLC (Bowie, Maryland), 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

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: 202000

Order Duration: 2008 - 2011

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Hiring

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

Black

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits