Case: EEOC v. US SHIP MANAGEMENT INC

4:03-cv-03983 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Filed Date: Sept. 30, 2003

Closed Date: 2008

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Case Summary

The Houston District Office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, against U.S. Ship Management. The complaint, which was filed in September 2003, alleged national origin discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In September 2005 the parties entered a consent decree and it was signed by the judge one month later. The complaint was not available in this case.The decree, which was valid for either three y…

The Houston District Office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, against U.S. Ship Management. The complaint, which was filed in September 2003, alleged national origin discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In September 2005 the parties entered a consent decree and it was signed by the judge one month later. The complaint was not available in this case.

The decree, which was valid for either three years, or until the Defendant ceased to operate as a legal entity in the State of Delaware, provided for the Defendant to pay a total of $31,000 to the three charging parties. The amount given to each charging party was not included in the decree. The decree additionally included non-discrimination and non-retaliation provisions, and prohibited the Defendant from implementing any rules which required employees to speak English only while during work hours, unless the rule was needed for a legitimate business need and constituted a bona fide occupational qualification. The docket sheet does not show any further enforcement; the case was presumably closed in 2008.

Summary Authors

Shankar Viswanathan (6/20/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

4:03-cv-03983

Docket [PACER]

EEOC v. U S Ship Management

Oct. 5, 2005

Oct. 5, 2005

Docket
17

4:03-cv-03983

Consent Decree

EEOC v. U.S. Ship Management, Inc.

Oct. 5, 2005

Oct. 5, 2005

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated July 24, 2022, 3:04 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT by Equal Employment filed; FILING FEE $ None RECEIPT # None (chorace) (Entered: 10/03/2003)

Sept. 30, 2003

Sept. 30, 2003

2

Order setting Initial Pretrial and Scheduling Conference on 8:45 1/30/04 before Judge Lee H. Rosenthal and Order to Disclose Interested Persons, filed. () Parties notified. (chorace) (Entered: 10/03/2003)

Sept. 30, 2003

Sept. 30, 2003

3

CERTIFICATE OF INTERESTED PARTIES by Equal Employment , filed. (kprice) (Entered: 11/05/2003)

Nov. 4, 2003

Nov. 4, 2003

4

RETURN OF SERVICE executed as to U S Ship Management 10/31/03 filed. Answer due on 11/20/03 for U S Ship Management (kprice) (Entered: 11/17/2003)

Nov. 14, 2003

Nov. 14, 2003

5

Affirmative Defenses and ORIGINAL ANSWER to pltf's Original Complaint by U S Ship Management (Added attorney Nancy Lynne Patterson), filed. (kprice) (Entered: 11/24/2003)

Nov. 19, 2003

Nov. 19, 2003

6

JOINT DISCOVERY/Case Management Plan by Equal Employment, U S Ship Management , filed. (hlerma) (Entered: 01/22/2004)

Jan. 20, 2004

Jan. 20, 2004

7

ORDER that the initial pretrial conference set for 01/30/04 is CANCELLED, entered; Parties notified. ( signed by Judge Lee H. Rosenthal ) (khightower) (Entered: 01/28/2004)

Jan. 26, 2004

Jan. 26, 2004

8

SCHEDULING AND DOCKET CONTROL ORDER setting Mediation deadline 9/3/04 Amending of pleadings 5/28/04 ; Joining of parties 5/28/04 ; Pltf expert witness list submitted by 7/16/04 ; Deft expert witness list submitted by 8/27/04 ; Discovery cutoff 9/30/04 ; Deadline for filing all dispositive motions 10/22/04 ; Deadline for filing non-dispositive motions 10/22/04 ; Pretrial order to be submitted on or before 12/10/04 ; Docket call deadline 2:00 12/17/04 ; before Judge Lee H. Rosenthal , entered. Parties notified. Trial Term: ( Signed by Judge Lee H. Rosenthal ) (khightower) (Entered: 01/30/2004)

Jan. 26, 2004

Jan. 26, 2004

9

INITIAL DISCLOSURE by Equal Employment, filed. (tward) (Entered: 03/02/2004)

Feb. 27, 2004

Feb. 27, 2004

10

INITIAL DISCLOSURE by Equal Employment , filed. (khightower) (Entered: 06/25/2004)

June 24, 2004

June 24, 2004

11

JOINT MOTION to modify scheduling order by Equal Employment, U S Ship Management , filed (amaly) (Entered: 07/26/2004)

July 21, 2004

July 21, 2004

12

AMENDED SCHEDULING ORDER setting Mediation deadline 1/14/05 Pltf expert witness list submitted by 1/2/05 ; Deft expert witness list submitted by 2/14/05 ; Discovery cutoff 2/14/05 ; Deadline for filing all dispositive motions 3/14/05 ; Deadline for filing non-dispositive motions 3/14/05 ; Pretrial order to be submitted on or before 4/25/05 ; Docket call deadline 2:00 5/27/05 ; before Judge Lee H. Rosenthal , entered. Parties notified. ( Signed by Judge Lee H. Rosenthal ) (amaly) (Entered: 08/02/2004)

July 30, 2004

July 30, 2004

13

JOINT MOTION to Modify Scheduling Order, by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, U. S. Ship Management, Inc., filed. Motion Docket Date 2/24/2005. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(psmith, ) (Entered: 02/09/2005)

Feb. 4, 2005

Feb. 4, 2005

14

Amended Pretrial SCHEDULING ORDER: Pltf Expert Witness List due by 3/31/2005 Pltf Expert Report due by 3/31/2005 Deft Expert Witness List due by 5/12/2005 Deft Expert Report due by 5/12/2005 Discovery due by 8/14/2005 Dispositive Motion Filing due by 10/7/2005 Non-Dispositive Motion Filing due by 10/7/2005 Mediation due by 6/14/2005 Joint Pretrial Order due by 12/9/2005 Docket Call set for 12/16/2005 at 02:00 PM in Courtroom 11B before Judge Lee H Rosenthal.( Signed by Judge Lee H Rosenthal ) Parties notified.(rkonieczny, ) (Entered: 02/11/2005)

Feb. 9, 2005

Feb. 9, 2005

15

ORDER OF DISMISSAL.( Signed by Judge Lee H Rosenthal ) Parties notified.(dhansen) (Entered: 07/27/2005)

July 27, 2005

July 27, 2005

16

JOINT MOTION to Approve and Enter A Consent Decree in Resolution of Suit by all parties, filed. Motion Docket Date 10/6/2005. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(ctaylor, ) (Entered: 09/19/2005)

Sept. 16, 2005

Sept. 16, 2005

17

ORDER granting 16 CONSENT DECREE.( Signed by Judge Lee H Rosenthal ) Parties notified.(bthomas, ) (Entered: 10/05/2005)

Oct. 5, 2005

Oct. 5, 2005

Case Details

State / Territory: Texas

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 30, 2003

Closing Date: 2008

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

U.S. Ship Management, 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

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: 31000

Order Duration: 2005 - 2008

Content of Injunction:

Retaliation Prohibition

Discrimination Prohibition

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits