Case: EEOC v. Duane Reade Inc. d/b/a Duane Reade

1:05-cv-00036 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Filed Date: Jan. 5, 2005

Closed Date: March 29, 2007

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Case Summary

The New York District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Duane Reade, Inc. in January 2005 in the Southern District of New York. The complaint alleged that three female employees were subjected to sexual harassment by coworkers and their manager; that the Defendant engaged in a pattern or practice of unlawful employment practices; and that the complainants were retaliated against because of their complaints to the EEOC. Also, two of the women experienced sexual harassment because of their pregnancy. All of these actions by the Defendant created a hostile work environment. Because the document and complaint are the only documents available, the nature of the settlement reached by the parties in March 2007 is unknown.

Summary Authors

Kevin Wilemon (5/15/2008)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:05-cv-00036

Docket (PACER)

March 29, 2007

March 29, 2007

Docket
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1:05-cv-00036

Complaint

Jan. 5, 2005

Jan. 5, 2005

Complaint

Resources

Docket

Last updated Sept. 6, 2022, 3:03 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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COMPLAINT against Duane Reade Inc.. Document filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(laq, ) (Entered: 01/05/2005)

Jan. 5, 2005

Jan. 5, 2005

SUMMONS ISSUED as to Duane Reade Inc.. (laq, ) (Entered: 01/05/2005)

Jan. 5, 2005

Jan. 5, 2005

Magistrate Judge Debra Freeman is so designated. (laq, ) (Entered: 01/05/2005)

Jan. 5, 2005

Jan. 5, 2005

Case Designated ECF. (laq, ) (Entered: 01/05/2005)

Jan. 5, 2005

Jan. 5, 2005

2

ORDER RE SCHEDULING AND INITIAL PRETRIAL CONFERENCE: that an initial pretrial conference will be held on Wednesday, 4/5/05 @9:30 a.m. at the U.S. Courthouse, 40 Foley Square, N.Y.C., Courtroom 618before Judge George B. Daniels. (Signed by Judge George B. Daniels on 1/7/05) (pl, ) (Entered: 01/07/2005)

Jan. 7, 2005

Jan. 7, 2005

3

RULE 7.1 DISCLOSURE STATEMENT. Document filed by Duane Reade Inc..(Bayoneto, Maria) (Entered: 03/07/2005)

March 7, 2005

March 7, 2005

4

ANSWER to Complaint. Document filed by Duane Reade Inc..(Bayoneto, Maria) (Entered: 03/07/2005)

March 7, 2005

March 7, 2005

5

CASE MANAGEMENT PLAN: Amended Pleadings due by 8/9/2005. Joinder of Parties due by 8/9/2005. Dispositive Motions to be served by 12/20/2005. Case Management Conference set for 9/13/2005 09:45 AM before Judge George B. Daniels. Final Pretrial Conference set for 2/28/2006 09:45 AM before Judge George B. Daniels. Joint Pretrial Order due by 2/14/2006. Ready for Trial by 3/14/2005. (Signed by Judge George B. Daniels on 3/24/05) (djc, ) (Entered: 03/25/2005)

March 24, 2005

March 24, 2005

6

ENDORSED LETTER addressed to Judge George B. Daniels from Daniel P. Goldberg dated 3/29/05 re: Counsel for defendant writes to request an adjournment of the initial pretrial conference. The conference is adjourned to 4/12/05 at 9:30 a.m. So Ordered. (Signed by Judge George B. Daniels on 3/31/05) (jco, ) (Entered: 04/05/2005)

March 31, 2005

March 31, 2005

Set Deadlines/Hearings: Pretrial Conference set for 4/12/2005 09:30 AM before Judge George B. Daniels. (jco, ) (Entered: 04/05/2005)

March 31, 2005

March 31, 2005

7

ENDORSED LETTER: addressed to Judge George B. Daniels from M. Victoria Bayoneto dated 8/30/2005 re: the parties jointly request a 2 week adjournment of the case management conference currently scheduled for 9/13/2005 at 9:45 am until 9/27/2005. ENDORSEMENT: So Ordered. (Signed by Judge George B. Daniels on 8/30/2005) (lb, ) (Entered: 09/01/2005)

Aug. 30, 2005

Aug. 30, 2005

8

NOTICE of Appearance by Maria Victoria Bayoneto on behalf of Duane Reade Inc. (Bayoneto, Maria) (Entered: 09/01/2005)

Sept. 1, 2005

Sept. 1, 2005

9

ORDER REFERRING CASE TO MAGISTRATE JUDGE. Order that case be referred to the Clerk of Court for assignment to a Magistrate Judge for Settlement. Referred to Magistrate Judge Debra C. Freeman. (Signed by Judge George B. Daniels on 9/27/05) (db, ) (Entered: 09/28/2005)

Sept. 27, 2005

Sept. 27, 2005

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge George B. Daniels : Interim Pretrial Conference held on 9/27/2005. Next conference scheduled for 2/28/06 @9:45 a.m. (pl, ) (Entered: 09/29/2005)

Sept. 27, 2005

Sept. 27, 2005

10

ENDORSED LETTER addressed to Mag. Judge Gabriel W. Gorenstein from Daniel P. Goldberg dated 9/29/05 re: Each case in this district is assigned randomly to a Mag. Judge. In accordance with that system, this case will remain assigned to Judge Freeman, who will conduct all proceedings, including in any Order of Reference, including settlement. (Signed by Judge Gabriel W. Gorenstein on 10/3/05) (pl, ) (Entered: 10/04/2005)

Oct. 3, 2005

Oct. 3, 2005

11

TRANSCRIPT of proceedings held on 9/27/2005 before Judge George B. Daniels. (jar, ) (Entered: 10/17/2005)

Oct. 17, 2005

Oct. 17, 2005

12

ENDORSED LETTER addressed to Judge Daniels from Judy Keenan dated 2/28/06 re: counsel requests that the March 2, 2006 pre-trial be adjourned for a few weeks; the conference is adjourned to April 13, 2006 at 9:45 a.m. (Signed by Judge George B. Daniels on 2/28/06) (djc, ) (Entered: 02/28/2006)

Feb. 28, 2006

Feb. 28, 2006

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ORDER; that Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP be substituted as counsel for dft. Duane Reade Inc, in place and stead of White & Case LLP. (Signed by Judge George B. Daniels on 4/11/06) (pl, ) (Entered: 04/11/2006)

April 11, 2006

April 11, 2006

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Debra C. Freeman : Status telephone Conference held on 6/1/2006. (cd, ) (Entered: 06/09/2006)

June 1, 2006

June 1, 2006

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Debra C. Freeman : Status/Telephone Conference held on 7/13/2006. Follow-up Teleconference set for 7/31/06 at 10:00 a.m. (db, ) (Entered: 07/18/2006)

July 13, 2006

July 13, 2006

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Debra C. Freeman : Telephone Status Conference held on 9/7/2006. Telephone Conference set for 10/11/2006 09:30 AM before Magistrate Judge Debra C. Freeman. Settlement Conference set for 10/18/2006 at 11:00 AM before Magistrate Judge Debra C. Freeman. (rw, ) (Entered: 09/12/2006)

Sept. 7, 2006

Sept. 7, 2006

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Debra C. Freeman : Telephone Conference held on 10/18/2006. Settlement. (jar, ) (Entered: 10/24/2006)

Oct. 18, 2006

Oct. 18, 2006

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge George B. Daniels : Status Conference held on 3/16/2007. Follow-up T/C 3/29 at 10:00 on status. (djc) (Entered: 04/06/2007)

March 16, 2007

March 16, 2007

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge George B. Daniels : Status telephone Conference held on 3/29/2007. Re: Settlement - case settled. (djc) (Entered: 04/06/2007)

March 29, 2007

March 29, 2007

Case Details

State / Territory: New York

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Jan. 5, 2005

Closing Date: March 29, 2007

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

Duane Reade Inc. (New York, NY), 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:

Voluntary Dismissal

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Pattern or Practice

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

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

Discrimination-basis:

Pregnancy discrimination

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits