Case: EEOC v. UNITED RENTAL HOMES

5:05-cv-00166 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina

Filed Date: March 10, 2005

Closed Date: Aug. 8, 2006

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Case Summary

In March 2005, the Raleigh (along with the Charlotte) office of the EEOC brought this Title VII suit against United Rental Homes, LLC et al in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. The complaint alleged that the defendant discriminated against the claimants, and others similarly situated, by subjecting them to a sexually hostile environment (because they were women) and constructively discharging them. The court granted the EEOC's motion for default judgment in August 2006 and entered judgment in favor of the EEOC. The court required the defendant to pay the claimants $103,275 in compensatory damages, punitive damages, and back pay.

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Kevin Wilemon (7/31/2007)

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Document

5:05-cv-00166

Docket (PACER)

EEOC v. United Rental Homes et al

Aug. 8, 2006

Aug. 8, 2006

Docket
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5:05-cv-00166

Complaint

EEOC v. United Rental Homes et al

March 10, 2005

March 10, 2005

Complaint
16

5:05-cv-00166

Order [re: Motion for Default Judgment]

EEOC v. United Rental Homes et al

Aug. 8, 2006

Aug. 8, 2006

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 9, 2022, 3:18 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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Complaint filed - Civil Rights: Employment. JURY DEMAND (ai) (Entered: 03/10/2005)

March 10, 2005

March 10, 2005

(ai) (Entered: 03/10/2005)

March 10, 2005

March 10, 2005

Summons(es) issued for Gerard N. Joiner, Candice A. Joiner (ai) (Entered: 03/10/2005)

March 10, 2005

March 10, 2005

2

Motion by Equal Employment to extend time to serve defendants cy to Clerk (iw) (Entered: 07/08/2005)

July 7, 2005

July 7, 2005

3

Order granting [2-1] motion to extend time to serve defendants. Plaintiff has through 9/8/05 to make service. signed by Borch, Clerk. served. (js) (Entered: 07/17/2005)

July 11, 2005

July 11, 2005

4

Second Motion by Equal Employment to extend time to serve defendants cy to Clerk (iw) (Entered: 09/06/2005)

Sept. 2, 2005

Sept. 2, 2005

5

Order granting [4-1] motion to extend time to serve defendants. Plaintiff has through 10/17/05 to serve defendants. signed by Borch, Clerk. served. (js) (Entered: 09/11/2005)

Sept. 9, 2005

Sept. 9, 2005

6

MOTION for Entry of Default by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1: Affidavit of Service# 2 Exhibit 2: Affidavit of Service# 3 Exhibit 3: Affidavit# 4 Exhibit 4: Affidavit# 5 Exhibit 5: Affidavit of Publication# 6 Text of Proposed Order proposed order)(Cohen, Kerith) (Entered: 11/22/2005)

Nov. 22, 2005

Nov. 22, 2005

7

ORDER granting 6 Motion for Entry of Default. Signed by Fred L. Borch, III, Clerk of Court on 12/29/05. Served on all counsel. (Deputy Clerk, BRB) (Entered: 12/29/2005)

Dec. 29, 2005

Dec. 29, 2005

8

MOTION for Default Judgment as to by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit in Support of Mtn for Default Judgment# 2 Attachments to Affidavit in Support of Mtn. for Default Judgment# 3 Text of Proposed Order Granting Plaintiff's Motion for Default Judgment and Request for Hearing on Damages)(Cohen, Kerith) (Entered: 02/09/2006)

Feb. 9, 2006

Feb. 9, 2006

9

ORDER re8 Motion for Default Judgment. The Clerk of Court sahll schedule and notice a hearing to be conducted at 11:00 a.m. during the Court's March 27, 2006 term of Court in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. This hearing is scheduled to determine the issue of damages in the underlying matter, pursuant to Rule 55(b)(2) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Signed by Judge Terrence W. Boyle on 3/8/06. Served on all counsel. (Deputy Clerk, BRB) (Entered: 03/13/2006)

March 8, 2006

March 8, 2006

10

NOTICE of Hearing. Hearing set for 3/27/2006 11:00 AM in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, Second Floor Courtroom before Judge Terrence W. Boyle. Served on all parties.(Deputy Clerk, BRB) (Entered: 03/22/2006)

March 22, 2006

March 22, 2006

12

MOTION to Continue by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order Order granting motion to continue)(Cohen, Kerith) (Entered: 03/23/2006)

March 23, 2006

March 23, 2006

13

ORDER granting 12 Motion to Continue. This matter has been continued until April 12, 2005 at 2pm in Court 1, Seventh Floor,Terry Sanford Federal Building in Raleigh. Signed by Judge Terrence W. Boyle on 3/26/06. (Deputy Clerk, BRB) (Entered: 03/28/2006)

March 28, 2006

March 28, 2006

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NOTICE of Hearing: Hearing on damages scheduled for April 12, 2006 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom #1, 7th Floor, Terry Sanford Federal Building, Raleigh, NC. (Deputy Clerk, BRB) (Entered: 03/28/2006)

March 28, 2006

March 28, 2006

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Terrence W. Boyle : Motion Hearing held on 4/12/2006 re 8 MOTION for Default Judgment as to filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Kerith Cohen, Attorney for Plaintiff; Plaintiff called Tara Jacobs and Ed Nowlin to testify. Plaintiff's counsel presented to Court an Affidavit by Jamie Taylor, Plaintiff, who lives in California and could not be present at the hearing. Court awards Tara Jacobs $1,575 in back pay plus $200 withheld from her last paycheck plus interest. Ms. Jacobs is further awarded $20,000 in actual compensatory damages and $30,000 punitive damages. Ms. Taylor is awarded $1,400 in backpay plus $100 withheld from her last paycheck plus interest. $20,000 in actual compensatory damages and $30,000 punitive damages. (Court Reporter Sharon Kroeger.) (Deputy Clerk, BRB) (Entered: 04/12/2006)

April 12, 2006

April 12, 2006

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ORDER re 8 MOTION for Default Judgment as to filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Tara Jacobs is awarded $1,575 in back pay, plus $200 withheld from her last paycheck, plus interest. Ms. Jacobs is further awarded $20,000 in compensatory damages, and $30,000 in punitive damages. Jamie Taylor is awarded $1,400 in back pay, plus $100 withheld from her last paycheck plus interest. Ms. Taylor is further awarded $20,000 in compensatory damages, and $30,000 in punitive damages. The Clerk of Court is DIRECTED to enter default judgment against Defendants United Rental Homes, LL: Gerard Joiner, d/b/a United Rental Homes and Candice A. Joiner d/b/a United Rental Homes. Tara Jacobs is hereby awarded $51,775 and Jamie Taylor is awarded $51,500 plus interest on payments owed against the defaulting Defendants. Signed by Judge Terrence W. Boyle on 8/3/06. (Deputy Clerk, BRB) (Entered: 08/08/2006)

Aug. 8, 2006

Aug. 8, 2006

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DEFAULT JUDGMENT in favor of Plaintiff against United Rental Homes, LLC, Gerard N. Joiner, Candice A. Joiner. IT IS ORDERED, ADJUDGED AND DECREED that Plaintiff?s Motion is GRANTED. Tara Jacobs is awarded $1,575 in back pay, plus $200 withheld from her last paycheck, plus interest. Ms. Jacobs is further awarded $20,000 in compensatory damages and $30,000 in punitive damages. Jamie Taylor is awarded $1,400 in back pay, plus $100 withheld from her last paycheck, plus interest. Ms. Taylor is further awarded $20,000 in compensatory damages and $30,000 in punitive damages. Tara Jacobs is hereby awarded $51,775 and Jamie Taylor is awarded $51,500, plus interest on payments owed, against the defaulting defendants. Signed by Clerk of Court on 8/8/06. (Deputy Clerk, BRB) (Entered: 08/08/2006)

Aug. 8, 2006

Aug. 8, 2006

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CERTIFIED COPY OF DEFAULT JUDGMENT (Deputy Clerk - BRB, ) (Entered: 09/06/2006)

Aug. 8, 2006

Aug. 8, 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: March 10, 2005

Closing Date: Aug. 8, 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

Candice A. Joiner (Raleigh ), Private Entity/Person

Gerard N. Joiner (Raleigh), Private Entity/Person

United Rental Homes, LLC (Raleigh), 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: 103275

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits