Case: EEOC v. Great Steaks, Inc. d/b/a "Austin's Restaurant"

1:05-cv-00744 | U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina

Filed Date: Aug. 26, 2005

Closed Date: 2009

Clearinghouse coding complete

Case Summary

In August 2005, the Charlotte District Office of the EEOC brought suit in U.S. District Court, North Carolina Middle District, against Great Steaks, Inc. and Clipper Seafood Restaurant Inc., two companies which were jointly operating Austin's Restaurant in North Carolina. The suit alleged that the defendants subjected female employees to unwelcome sexual contact and verbal sexual harassment in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.In December of 2006, the case against Clipper Seafood w…

In August 2005, the Charlotte District Office of the EEOC brought suit in U.S. District Court, North Carolina Middle District, against Great Steaks, Inc. and Clipper Seafood Restaurant Inc., two companies which were jointly operating Austin's Restaurant in North Carolina. The suit alleged that the defendants subjected female employees to unwelcome sexual contact and verbal sexual harassment in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

In December of 2006, the case against Clipper Seafood was voluntarily dismissed. In December of 2007, Great Steaks moved for summary judgment. Disputes over the defendant's briefs (including their font size and the content of their supporting affidavits) stretched into April of 2008.

On September 8, 2008, the court denied the defendant's motion for summary judgment. Then on December 29, 2009, the jury found in favor of the defendant. The EEOC asked the judge to set aside the jury's verdict, but the court refused, and dismissed plaintiff's claims.

On June 2, 2009, the court denied the defendant attorney's fees and costs.

Summary Authors

Jason Chester (5/28/2008)

Sean Whetstone (5/21/2018)

People

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Judge(s)

Beaty, James A. Jr. (North Carolina)

Dixon, Wallace W. (North Carolina)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Barnes, Lynette (North Carolina)

Dreiband, Eric S. (District of Columbia)

Lee, James L. (District of Columbia)

Mahood, Zoe G. (North Carolina)

Reams, Gwendolyn Young (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Hamlet, Fred T. (North Carolina)

Other Attorney(s)

Active

Judge(s)

Beaty, James A. Jr. (North Carolina)

Dixon, Wallace W. (North Carolina)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Barnes, Lynette (North Carolina)

Dreiband, Eric S. (District of Columbia)

Lee, James L. (District of Columbia)

Mahood, Zoe G. (North Carolina)

Reams, Gwendolyn Young (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Hamlet, Fred T. (North Carolina)

Other Attorney(s)

Zimmerman, Katherine Abigail (North Carolina)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:05-cv-00744

Docket [PACER]

EEOC v. Great Steaks, Inc.

March 19, 2012

March 19, 2012

Docket
1

1:05-cv-00744

Complaint

EEOC v. Great Steaks, Inc.

Aug. 26, 2005

Aug. 26, 2005

Complaint
60

1:05-cv-00744

Order

EEOC v. Great Steaks, Inc.

Sept. 8, 2008

Sept. 8, 2008

Order/Opinion
121

1:05-cv-00744

Order

EEOC v. Great Steaks, Inc.

June 2, 2010

June 2, 2010

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/12235456/equal-employment-opportunity-comission-v-great-steaks-incet-al/

Last updated July 29, 2022, 3:05 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT against GREAT STEAKS, INC., CLIPPER SEAFOOD RESTAURANT, INC., filed by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMISSION.(McClain, Abby) (Entered: 08/29/2005)

Aug. 26, 2005

Aug. 26, 2005

Clearinghouse
2

CIVIL COVER SHEET, filed by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMISSION.(McClain, Abby) (Entered: 08/29/2005)

Aug. 26, 2005

Aug. 26, 2005

PACER

CASE REFERRED to Standing Order 30 (McClain, Abby)

Aug. 26, 2005

Aug. 26, 2005

PACER
3

Summons Issued as to Registered Agent for GREAT STEAKS, INC., Registered Agent for CLIPPER SEAFOOD RESTAURANT, INC. (Wilson, JoAnne) (Entered: 11/04/2005)

Nov. 3, 2005

Nov. 3, 2005

PACER
4

MOTION to Dismiss by GREAT STEAKS, INC., CLIPPER SEAFOOD RESTAURANT, INC.. Responses due by 12/28/2005 (HAMLET, FRED) (Entered: 12/05/2005)

Dec. 5, 2005

Dec. 5, 2005

PACER
5

Defendants' BRIEF re 4 MOTION to Dismiss Complaint by Defendants GREAT STEAKS, INC., CLIPPER SEAFOOD RESTAURANT, INC., GREAT STEAKS, INC., CLIPPER SEAFOOD RESTAURANT, INC. filed by GREAT STEAKS, INC., CLIPPER SEAFOOD RESTAURANT, INC., GREAT STEAKS, INC., CLIPPER SEAFOOD RESTAURANT, INC.. (HAMLET, FRED) (Entered: 12/05/2005)

Dec. 5, 2005

Dec. 5, 2005

PACER
6

AFFIDAVIT of Bessie Pantazis re 5 Brief, in Support of Motion to Dismiss filed by Defendants GREAT STEAKS, INC., CLIPPER SEAFOOD RESTAURANT, INC. (HAMLET, FRED) Modified on 12/6/2005 Substituting Affidavit to include attachments (Wilson, JoAnne). (Entered: 12/05/2005)

Dec. 5, 2005

Dec. 5, 2005

PACER
7

ANSWER to Complaint by GREAT STEAKS, INC., CLIPPER SEAFOOD RESTAURANT, INC..(HAMLET, FRED) (Entered: 12/05/2005)

Dec. 5, 2005

Dec. 5, 2005

PACER
8

RESPONSE in Opposition re 4 MOTION to Dismiss filed by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMISSION. Replies due by 1/7/2006. (MAHOOD, ZOE) (Entered: 12/27/2005)

Dec. 27, 2005

Dec. 27, 2005

PACER
9

AFFIDAVIT in Opposition re 4 MOTION to Dismiss filed by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMISSION. Replies due by 1/7/2006. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Attachment A to Affidavit of Thomas Colclough# 2 Exhibit Attachment B to Affidavit of Thomas Colclough# 3 Exhibit Attachment C to Affidavit of Thomas Colclough# 4 Exhibit Attachment D to Affidavit of Thomas Colclough# 5 Exhibit Attachment E to Affidavit of Thomas Colclough# 6 Exhibit Attachment F to Affidavit of Thomas Colclough# 7 Exhibit Attachment G to Affidavit of Thomas Colclough)(MAHOOD, ZOE) (Entered: 12/27/2005)

Dec. 27, 2005

Dec. 27, 2005

PACER
10

AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE on Summons executed as to GREAT STEAKS, INC. on 11/14/05GREAT STEAKS, INC. served on 11/14/2005, answer due 12/4/2005. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit # 2 Exhibit # 3 Exhibit)(MAHOOD, ZOE) (Entered: 01/11/2006)

Jan. 11, 2006

Jan. 11, 2006

PACER
11

AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE on Summons executed as to CLIPPER SEAFOOD RESTAURANT, INC. on 11/14/05CLIPPER SEAFOOD RESTAURANT, INC. served on 11/14/2005, answer due 12/4/2005. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit # 2 Exhibit # 3 Exhibit)(MAHOOD, ZOE) (Entered: 01/11/2006)

Jan. 11, 2006

Jan. 11, 2006

PACER
12

MOTION to Strike 9 Affidavit in Opposition to Motion,, by GREAT STEAKS, INC., CLIPPER SEAFOOD RESTAURANT, INC.. Responses due by 2/6/2006 (HAMLET, FRED) (Entered: 01/12/2006)

Jan. 12, 2006

Jan. 12, 2006

PACER
13

MEMORANDUM filed by Defendants GREAT STEAKS, INC., CLIPPER SEAFOOD RESTAURANT, INC. re 12 MOTION to Strike 9 Affidavit in Opposition to Motion,, filed by GREAT STEAKS, INC., CLIPPER SEAFOOD RESTAURANT, INC.. (HAMLET, FRED) (Entered: 01/12/2006)

Jan. 12, 2006

Jan. 12, 2006

PACER
14

REPLY, filed by Defendants GREAT STEAKS, INC., CLIPPER SEAFOOD RESTAURANT, INC., to Response to 4 MOTION to Dismiss filed by GREAT STEAKS, INC., CLIPPER SEAFOOD RESTAURANT, INC.. (HAMLET, FRED) (Entered: 01/12/2006)

Jan. 12, 2006

Jan. 12, 2006

PACER
15

Notice to Parties RE: SO30 Responses due by 3/1/2006 (McCarty, Dianne) (Entered: 01/18/2006)

Jan. 18, 2006

Jan. 18, 2006

PACER

Case Reassigned to Judge N. C. TILLEY, JR. Judge UNASSIGNED no longer assigned to the case. (Powell, Gloria)

Jan. 26, 2006

Jan. 26, 2006

PACER
16

RESPONSE in Opposition re 12 MOTION to Strike 9 Affidavit in Opposition to Motion,, to Dismiss filed by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMISSION. Replies due by 2/14/2006. (MAHOOD, ZOE) (Entered: 02/03/2006)

Feb. 3, 2006

Feb. 3, 2006

PACER
17

REPLY, filed by Defendants GREAT STEAKS, INC., CLIPPER SEAFOOD RESTAURANT, INC., to Response to 12 MOTION to Strike 9 Affidavit in Opposition to Motion,, filed by GREAT STEAKS, INC., CLIPPER SEAFOOD RESTAURANT, INC.. (HAMLET, FRED) (Entered: 02/16/2006)

Feb. 16, 2006

Feb. 16, 2006

PACER

MOTIONS 4 MOTION to Dismiss, 12 MOTION to Strike 9 Affidavit in Opposition to Motion,, REFERRED to Judge Mag/Judge Eliason. (Blumke, Sheila)

March 13, 2006

March 13, 2006

PACER
18

ORDER signed by Mag/Judge RUSSELL A. ELIASON on 3/15/06 that defendants' motion to dismiss (docket no. 4) is hereby converted into a Rule 12(b)(6) motion to be treated as a motion for summary judgment. In order for the Court to set appropriate time schedules, the parties are directed to appear before this Court on Thursday, March 23, 2006, at 9:30 a.m., in the United States Courthouse, 251 North Main Street, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. (Wilson, JoAnne) Modified on 3/16/2006 correct spacing (Wilson, JoAnne). (Entered: 03/15/2006)

March 15, 2006

March 15, 2006

PACER

Set Deadlines/Hearings: Motion Hearing set for 3/23/2006 09:30 AM in Winston-Salem Courtroom #3 before MAG/JUDGE RUSSELL A. ELIASON to set appropriate time schedules. (Wilson, JoAnne)

March 15, 2006

March 15, 2006

PACER

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge RUSSELL A. ELIASON : Discovery Scheduling Hearing held on 3/23/2006. The court GRANTS plaintiff's Rule 56(f) motion for discovery, and STAYS ruling on defendant's Motion to Dismiss. The parties are to prepare a consent order setting out matters stated in open court. (Court Reporter Jane Calhoun.) (Williamson, Wanda)

March 23, 2006

March 23, 2006

PACER

Motions No Longer Referred to Mag/Judge Eliason: 4 MOTION to Dismiss, 12 MOTION to Strike 9 Affidavit in Opposition to Motion. (Williamson, Wanda)

March 23, 2006

March 23, 2006

PACER
19

OBJECTION TO RECOMMENDED RULING - MAGISTRATE JUDGE re 18 Order on Motion to Dismiss,, by Defendants GREAT STEAKS, INC., CLIPPER SEAFOOD RESTAURANT, INC.. (HAMLET, FRED) (Entered: 03/30/2006)

March 30, 2006

March 30, 2006

PACER

CASE REFERRED to Magistrate Judge Eliason re: proposed order purs. to 3/23/06 hearing. (Williamson, Wanda)

March 31, 2006

March 31, 2006

PACER

Case no longer referred to Mag/Judge Eliason. The court is awaiting a revised proposed order. (Williamson, Wanda)

March 31, 2006

March 31, 2006

PACER

CASE REFERRED to Magistrate Judge Eliason re: #19 Objection to Recommended Ruling and proposed consent order as to discovery. (Williamson, Wanda)

April 5, 2006

April 5, 2006

PACER
20

CONSENT ORDER signed by Judge RUSSELL A. ELIASON on 4/14/06 that parties are permitted until 7/31/06 to conduct any discovery as set out. Mediation in this matter shall be conducted by 8/31/06. Pltf's must file responsive brief to defendant's Motion to Dismiss by 9/30/06. Defendant will have until 10/20/06, to file any reply brief. All discovery is stayed pending a ruling by the Court on the motion. If needed after the Court rules on the motion, the parties will submit a proposed scheduling order regarding the remaining discovery in this action to the Court for entry. (Simmonds, Lisa) (Entered: 04/14/2006)

April 14, 2006

April 14, 2006

PACER
21

Joint MOTION for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMISSION. Responses due by 8/7/2006 (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(MAHOOD, ZOE) (Entered: 07/13/2006)

July 13, 2006

July 13, 2006

PACER

***Motions Referred: 21 Joint MOTION for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery to Judge RUSSELL A. ELIASON (Blumke, Sheila)

July 14, 2006

July 14, 2006

PACER
22

ORDER granting 21 Motion for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery Discovery due by 9/30/2006. Mediation due by 10/31/2006. Response to Motions to Dismiss due by 11/30/2006. Replies to responses due by 12/20/06. Signed by Judge RUSSELL A. ELIASON on 7/17/06. (Simmonds, Lisa) (Entered: 07/17/2006)

July 17, 2006

July 17, 2006

PACER
23

ORDER Appointing JONATHAN R. HARKAVY as the mediator pursuant to LR 83.10d(a). Signed by John S. Brubaker, Clerk of Court.(Gammon, Cheryl) (Entered: 10/26/2006)

Oct. 26, 2006

Oct. 26, 2006

PACER
24

Joint MOTION for Extension of Time To File a Response Brief to 4 Motion to Dismiss to and including December 29, 2006 by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMISSION. Responses due by 12/26/2006 (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(MAHOOD, ZOE) Modified on 12/1/2006 to edit docket text language (Simmonds, Lisa). (Entered: 11/30/2006)

Nov. 30, 2006

Nov. 30, 2006

PACER

***Motions Referred: 24 Joint MOTION for Extension of Time To File Motion Response Motion to Dismiss until December 29, 2006 to Judge RUSSELL A. ELIASON (Blumke, Sheila)

Dec. 8, 2006

Dec. 8, 2006

PACER
25

ORDER signed by Mag/Judge RUSSELL A. ELIASON on 12/11/06 granting 24 Motion for Extension of Time To File responsive brief to 4 MOTION to Dismiss Response to Motion due by 12/29/2006; Replies due by 1/20/07.(Wilson, JoAnne) (Entered: 12/11/2006)

Dec. 11, 2006

Dec. 11, 2006

PACER
26

STIPULATION of Dismissal by CLIPPER SEAFOOD RESTAURANT, INC. (Attachments: # 1 Notice of Withdrawal)(HAMLET, FRED) (Entered: 12/21/2006)

Dec. 21, 2006

Dec. 21, 2006

PACER

CASE REFERRED to Magistrate Judge Eliason. (Williamson, Wanda)

May 23, 2007

May 23, 2007

PACER
27

MOTION for Consent Scheduling Order by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMISSION, GREAT STEAKS, INC., CLIPPER SEAFOOD RESTAURANT, INC. (Williamson, Wanda) (Entered: 05/23/2007)

May 23, 2007

May 23, 2007

PACER
28

ORDER granting 27 Motion Scheduling Order as set out signed by Mag/Judge RUSSELL A. ELIASON on 5/24/07. (Wilson, JoAnne) (Entered: 05/24/2007)

May 24, 2007

May 24, 2007

PACER

Set Deadlines/Hearings: Discovery due by 11/15/2007. (see pldg. 28) (Wilson, JoAnne)

May 24, 2007

May 24, 2007

PACER
29

MOTION to Compel (Motion is withdrawn - see pleading #33 dated 12/6/2007) Deposition of John Pantazis, MOTION for Cost and Fees by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMISSION. Responses due by 12/7/2007 (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(MAHOOD, ZOE) Modified on 2/15/2008 to add language (McCarty, Dianne). (Entered: 11/14/2007)

Nov. 14, 2007

Nov. 14, 2007

PACER
30

MEMORANDUM filed by Plaintiff EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMISSION re 29 MOTION to Compel Deposition of John Pantazis MOTION for Cost and Fees filed by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMISSION. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit Exhibit 3, # 4 Exhibit Exhibit 4, # 5 Exhibit Exhibit 5, # 6 Exhibit Exhibit 7, # 7 Exhibit Exhibit 8, # 8 Exhibit 2006 WL 1716410)(MAHOOD, ZOE) (Entered: 11/14/2007)

Nov. 14, 2007

Nov. 14, 2007

PACER

Complaint Received, ***Motions Referred: 29 MOTION to Compel Deposition of John Pantazis MOTION for Cost and Fees to Judge MAG/JUDGE RUSSELL A. ELIASON- (Winchester, Robin)

Nov. 15, 2007

Nov. 15, 2007

PACER
31

Additional Attachments to Main Document. (MAHOOD, ZOE) (Entered: 11/15/2007)

Nov. 15, 2007

Nov. 15, 2007

PACER
32

NOTICE of Intent to File Dispositive Motions by Defendant GREAT STEAKS, INC. (HAMLET, FRED) (Entered: 11/23/2007)

Nov. 23, 2007

Nov. 23, 2007

PACER
33

WITHDRAWAL of Motion by Plaintiff EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMISSION re 29 MOTION to Compel Deposition of John Pantazis MOTION for Cost and Fees filed by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMISSION (MAHOOD, ZOE) (Entered: 12/06/2007)

Dec. 6, 2007

Dec. 6, 2007

PACER
34

MOTION for Summary Judgment with supporting affidavits by GREAT STEAKS, INC. Responses due by 1/19/2008 (HAMLET, FRED) (Entered: 12/17/2007)

Dec. 17, 2007

Dec. 17, 2007

PACER
35

MEMORANDUM in Support of 34 MOTION for Summary Judgment with supporting affidavits. (HAMLET, FRED) Modified on 12/18/2007 to reflect accurate title of pldg. (Lee, Lisa). (Entered: 12/17/2007)

Dec. 17, 2007

Dec. 17, 2007

PACER
36

NOTICE of Manual Filing of Original Affidavits and of Deposition Tanscripts in paper form with the Clerk's Office by Defendant GREAT STEAKS, INC. (HAMLET, FRED) (Entered: 12/17/2007)

Dec. 17, 2007

Dec. 17, 2007

PACER
37

MOTION to Strike 35 Brief Defendant's Memorandum in Support of its Motion for Summary Judgment by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMISSION. Responses due by 1/11/2008 (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(MAHOOD, ZOE) (Entered: 12/19/2007)

Dec. 19, 2007

Dec. 19, 2007

PACER
38

MEMORANDUM OF LAW filed by Plaintiff EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMISSION re 37 MOTION to Strike 35 Brief Defendant's Memorandum in Support of its Motion for Summary Judgment filed by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMISSION. (MAHOOD, ZOE) (Entered: 12/19/2007)

Dec. 19, 2007

Dec. 19, 2007

PACER
39

RESPONSE in Opposition re 37 MOTION to Strike 35 Brief Defendant's Memorandum in Support of its Motion for Summary Judgment filed by GREAT STEAKS, INC. Replies due by 1/24/2008. (HAMLET, FRED) (Entered: 01/11/2008)

Jan. 11, 2008

Jan. 11, 2008

PACER
41

First MOTION for Leave to File an Amended Memorandum in Support of its Motion for Summary Judgment by GREAT STEAKS, INC. Responses due by 2/3/2008 (Attachments: # 1 Amended Memorandum)(HAMLET, FRED) (Entered: 01/11/2008)

Jan. 11, 2008

Jan. 11, 2008

PACER
42

Defendants Memorandum in Support of its Motion for Leave to File an Amended Memorandum in Support of its Motion for Summary Judgement BRIEF. (HAMLET, FRED) (Entered: 01/11/2008)

Jan. 11, 2008

Jan. 11, 2008

PACER

NOTICE TO FILER OF DEFICIENCIES IN ELECTRONICALLY FILED DOCUMENT(S) re 43 MOTION for Leave to File an Amended Memorandum in Support of its Motion for Summary Judgment-proposed order. Proposed Order docketed as a motion. Submit Proposed Order to assigned Judge's e-mail box. (Wilson, JoAnne)

Jan. 13, 2008

Jan. 13, 2008

PACER

NOTICE of Docket Text/Event Modification re 43 MOTION for Leave to File an Amended Memorandum in Support of its Motion for Summary Judgment-proposed order : Document filed in error, public access to document terminated. (Wilson, JoAnne)

Jan. 13, 2008

Jan. 13, 2008

PACER

NOTICE of Docket Text/Event Modification re 40 First MOTION for Leave to File an Amended Memorandum in Support of its Motion for Summary Judgment : Document filed in error, public access to document terminated. (Wilson, JoAnne)

Jan. 14, 2008

Jan. 14, 2008

PACER
44

MEMORANDUM OF LAW in Opposition re 34 MOTION for Summary Judgment with supporting affidavits filed by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMISSION. Replies due by 2/4/2008. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Table of Contents, # 2 Exhibit Exh. 1 - John Pantazis Deposition, # 3 Exhibit Exh. 2 - Bessie Pantazis Deposition, # 4 Exhibit Exh. 3 - Baker Deposition, # 5 Exhibit Exh. 4 - Jones Deposition, # 6 Exhibit Exh. 5 - Def.'s Amended Responses to 2nd Admissions, # 7 Exhibit Exh. 6 - Lovett Deposition, # 8 Exhibit Exh. 7 - Def.'s Supplement Response to 1st Interrogs, # 9 Exhibit Exh. 8 - Def.'s Responses to 2nd Admissions, # 10 Exhibit Exh. 9 - Jarrett Deposition, # 11 Exhibit Exh. 10 - Jones Affidavit, # 12 Exhibit Exh. 11 - N&O Story - Jennings, # 13 Exhibit Exh. 12 - Unpublished Opinion - Bishop)(MAHOOD, ZOE) Modified on 1/23/2008 to accurately reflect title of document (Wilson, JoAnne). (Entered: 01/22/2008)

Jan. 22, 2008

Jan. 22, 2008

PACER

Case Reassigned to JUDGE WILLIAM L. OSTEEN JR. JUDGE N. C. TILLEY, JR no longer assigned to the case. (McCarty, Dianne)

Jan. 24, 2008

Jan. 24, 2008

PACER
45

NOTICE of Manual Filing Deposition Transcript of John Pantazis in paper form with the Clerk's Office by Defendant GREAT STEAKS, INC. (HAMLET, FRED) (Entered: 01/31/2008)

Jan. 31, 2008

Jan. 31, 2008

PACER
46

Reply BRIEF in Support of Motion for Summary Judgment by Defendant GREAT STEAKS, INC. filed by GREAT STEAKS, INC. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit Reply Affidavit of John Pantazis) (HAMLET, FRED) AFFIDAVIT OF JOHN PANTAZIS**STRICKEN** per Order of the Court see pldg. 60) Modified on 9/9/2008 to add additional text (Wilson, JoAnne). (Entered: 02/08/2008)

Feb. 8, 2008

Feb. 8, 2008

PACER

***Motions Referred: 34 MOTION for Summary Judgment with supporting affidavits, 41 First MOTION for Leave to File an Amended Memorandum in Support of its Motion for Summary Judgment, 37 MOTION to Strike 35 Brief Defendant's Memorandum in Support of its Motion for Summary Judgment to Judge MAG/JUDGE RUSSELL A. ELIASON- (McCarty, Dianne)

Feb. 19, 2008

Feb. 19, 2008

PACER
47

MOTION to Strike 46 Brief Reply Affidavit and Attachment, and Exclude from Evidence Reply Affidavit and Attachment by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMISSION. Responses due by 3/14/2008 (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(MAHOOD, ZOE) Modified on 2/21/2008 to add text upon further review it is determined that document (pldg. 47) is in proper form. (Entered: 02/20/2008)

Feb. 20, 2008

Feb. 20, 2008

PACER
48

MEMORANDUM filed by Plaintiff EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMISSION re 47 MOTION to Strike 46 Brief Reply Affidavit and Attachment MOTION to Strike 46 Brief Reply Affidavit and Attachment MOTION to Exclude from Evidence Reply Affidavit and Attachment filed by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMISSION. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Plaintiff First Set of Interrogatories to Defendant, # 2 Exhibit Plaintiff First RFP to Defendant, # 3 Exhibit Defendant's Response to Plaintiff's First Interrogatories to Defendant, # 4 Exhibit Defendant's Response to Plaintiff's First RFP to Defendant, # 5 Exhibit Defendant's Supplemental Response to Plaintiff's First Set of Interrogatories to Defendant, # 6 Exhibit Bessie Pantazis Deposition Excerpt)(MAHOOD, ZOE) (Entered: 02/20/2008)

Feb. 20, 2008

Feb. 20, 2008

PACER

NOTICE TO FILER OF DEFICIENCIES IN ELECTRONICALLY FILED DOCUMENT(S) re 47 MOTION to Strike 46 Brief Reply Affidavit and Attachment MOTION to Strike 46 Brief Reply Affidavit and Attachment MOTION to Exclude from Evidence Reply Affidavit and Attachment. Purs. to Local Rule 7.3(a) Each pleading shall be set out separately. Refile motions separately. (Wilson, JoAnne)

Feb. 21, 2008

Feb. 21, 2008

PACER

Telephone Notice held on 2/21/2008 to atty Zoe Mahood to disregard the notice of deficiency. Upon further review it is determined that the document is in proper form (Wilson, JoAnne)

Feb. 21, 2008

Feb. 21, 2008

PACER
49

ORDER signed by MAG/JUDGE RUSSELL A. ELIASON on 2/27/08 denying 37 Motion to Strike; denying 41 Motion for Leave to File. (Wilson, JoAnne) (Entered: 02/27/2008)

Feb. 27, 2008

Feb. 27, 2008

PACER

Telephone Notice to Attorney Fred Hamlet. Per Magistrate Judge Eliason, Mr. Hamlet is to file a Corrected Memoramdum In Support of the Motion for Summary Jgm. originally filed 12/17/07 (#35). This corrected memorandum should contain the deposition page citations which were not set out in the filed memoradum. (Williamson, Wanda)

March 10, 2008

March 10, 2008

PACER
50

RESPONSE AND MEMORANDUM in Opposition re 47 MOTION to Strike 46 Brief Reply Affidavit and Attachment MOTION to Strike 46 Brief Reply Affidavit and Attachment MOTION to Exclude from Evidence Reply Affidavit and Attachment Defendant's Repsonse and Memorandum in Oppoistion to Plaintiff EEOC's Motion to Strike and Exclude From Evidence Reply Affidavit of John Pantazis and Attachment filed by GREAT STEAKS, INC. Replies due by 3/31/2008. (HAMLET, FRED) (Entered: 03/14/2008)

March 14, 2008

March 14, 2008

PACER
51

Corrected BRIEF re 35 Brief in Support of its Motion for Summary Judgment. (HAMLET, FRED) (Entered: 03/21/2008)

March 21, 2008

March 21, 2008

PACER
52

REPLY, filed by Plaintiff EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMISSION, to Response to 47 MOTION to Strike 46 Brief Reply Affidavit and Attachment MOTION to Strike 46 Brief Reply Affidavit and Attachment MOTION to Exclude from Evidence Reply Affidavit and Attachment filed by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMISSION. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Plaintiff's First Set of Interrgatories, # 2 Exhibit Plaintiff First Request for Production of Documents, # 3 Exhibit John Pantazis Deposition Excerpts, # 4 Exhibit Bessie Pantazis Deposition Excerpts, # 5 Exhibit Jarrett Deposition Excerpts, # 6 Exhibit Uppublished Case)(MAHOOD, ZOE) (Entered: 03/31/2008)

March 31, 2008

March 31, 2008

PACER
53

Amended REPLY, in Support of 47 MOTION to Strike 46 Brief Reply Affidavit and Attachment; filed by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMISSION. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Plaintiff EEOC's First Set of Interrogatories to Defendant Great Steaks, # 2 Exhibit Plaintiff EEOC's First Request for Production of Documents to Defendant Great Steaks, # 3 Exhibit John Pantazis Deposition Excerpts, # 4 Exhibit Bessie Pantazis Deposition Excerpts, # 5 Exhibit Jarrett Deposition Excerpts, # 6 Exhibit Unpublished Decision) (MAHOOD, ZOE) Modified on 4/2/2008 to remove duplicate text (Lee, Lisa). (Entered: 04/01/2008)

April 1, 2008

April 1, 2008

PACER
54

RECOMMENDED RULING of MAGISTRATE JUDGE ELIASON signed on 4/29/2008 recommending that Defendant's motion for summary judgment (docket no. 34 ) be denied. And further recommending that Plaintiff's motion to strike the Reply Affidavit of John Pantazis (docket no. 47 ) be granted, along with the discussion of it in the reply brief. (Lee, Lisa) (Entered: 04/29/2008)

April 29, 2008

April 29, 2008

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55

Notice of Mailing Recommendation. Objections to R&R due by 5/16/2008. (Lee, Lisa) (Entered: 04/29/2008)

April 29, 2008

April 29, 2008

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56

OBJECTION TO RECOMMENDED RULING - MAGISTRATE JUDGE re 54 Recommended Ruling - Magistrate Judge, by Defendant GREAT STEAKS, INC. (HAMLET, FRED) (Entered: 05/16/2008)

May 16, 2008

May 16, 2008

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57

MEMORANDUM IN RESPONSE TO OBJECTION to 56 Report and Recommendations filed by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMISSION. (MAHOOD, ZOE) (Entered: 05/29/2008)

May 29, 2008

May 29, 2008

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CASE REFERRED to Judge William L. Osteen, Jr. (Williamson, Wanda)

June 24, 2008

June 24, 2008

PACER

Case Reassigned to CHIEF JUDGE JAMES A. BEATY, JR. JUDGE WILLIAM L. OSTEEN JR. no longer assigned to the case. (Powell, Gloria)

July 9, 2008

July 9, 2008

PACER

CASE REFERRED to Judge Beaty. (Powell, Gloria)

July 9, 2008

July 9, 2008

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58

MOTION for Oral Argument re: 34 MOTION for Summary Judgment with supporting affidavits by GREAT STEAKS, INC. Responses due by 9/11/2008 (HAMLET, FRED) (Entered: 08/19/2008)

Aug. 19, 2008

Aug. 19, 2008

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***Motions Submitted: 58 MOTION for Oral Argument 34 MOTION for Summary Judgment with supporting affidavits to CHIEF JUDGE JAMES A. BEATY, JR. (Kemp, Donita)

Aug. 27, 2008

Aug. 27, 2008

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59

MEMORANDUM in Opposition re 58 MOTION for Oral Argument 34 MOTION for Summary Judgment with supporting affidavits filed by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMISSION. Replies due by 9/15/2008. (MAHOOD, ZOE) (Entered: 08/28/2008)

Aug. 28, 2008

Aug. 28, 2008

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60

ORDER signed by CHIEF JUDGE JAMES A. BEATY, JR on 9/8/08 for the reasons set forth in the Recommendation, denying 34 Motion for Summary Judgment; granting 47 Motion to Strike; denying 58 Motion for Oral Argument as set out. (Wilson, JoAnne) (Entered: 09/08/2008)

Sept. 8, 2008

Sept. 8, 2008

Clearinghouse
61

MOTION to Amend 60 Order on Motion for Summary Judgment, Order on Motion to Strike, Order on Motion for Oral Argument and Affirming Magistrate Judge's Recommendation by GREAT STEAKS, INC. Responses due by 10/15/2008 (HAMLET, FRED) (Entered: 09/22/2008)

Sept. 22, 2008

Sept. 22, 2008

PACER
62

MEMORANDUM filed by Defendant GREAT STEAKS, INC. re 61 MOTION to Amend 60 Order on Motion for Summary Judgment, Order on Motion to Strike, Order on Motion for Oral Argument and Affirming Magistrate Judge's Recommendation filed by GREAT STEAKS, INC. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(HAMLET, FRED) (Entered: 09/22/2008)

Sept. 22, 2008

Sept. 22, 2008

PACER
63

NOTICE of Initial Pretrial Conference Hearing: Initial Pretrial Conference Hearing set for 10/30/2008 09:30 AM in Winston-Salem Courtroom #3 before MAG/JUDGE RUSSELL A. ELIASON. (Garrett, Kim) (Entered: 09/23/2008)

Sept. 23, 2008

Sept. 23, 2008

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NOTICE advising parties to please disregard previous notice setting this matter for an Initial Pretrial Conference; this matter was previously noticed in error. (Kemp, Donita)

Sept. 24, 2008

Sept. 24, 2008

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64

ORDER signed by CHIEF JUDGE JAMES A. BEATY, JR on 10/8/08 denying 61 Motion to Amend. (Wilson, JoAnne) (Entered: 10/08/2008)

Oct. 8, 2008

Oct. 8, 2008

PACER

Case reassigned to MAG/JUDGE WALLACE W. DIXON. MAG/JUDGE RUSSELL A. ELIASON no longer assigned to the case. (Crampton, Scott)

Feb. 9, 2009

Feb. 9, 2009

PACER
65

NOTICE of Hearing: Jury Trial set for 10/5/2009 09:30 AM in Unassigned Courtroom; Trial Brief, etc. deadline set for 9/15/2009.(Kemp, Donita) (Entered: 03/04/2009)

March 4, 2009

March 4, 2009

PACER
66

NOTICE of Trial Calendar Jury Trial set for 10/5/2009 09:30 AM in Winston-Salem Courtroom #1 before CHIEF JUDGE JAMES A. BEATY JR.(Winchester, Robin) (Entered: 08/18/2009)

Aug. 18, 2009

Aug. 18, 2009

PACER
67

NOTICE of Hearing: Settlement Conference set for 9/17/2009 02:00 PM in Winston-Salem Courtroom #1 before CHIEF JUDGE JAMES A. BEATY JR. (Kemp, Donita) (Entered: 09/02/2009)

Sept. 2, 2009

Sept. 2, 2009

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68

NOTICE of Appearance by attorney KATHERINE ABIGAIL SOLES on behalf of Plaintiff EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMISSION (SOLES, KATHERINE) (Entered: 09/04/2009)

Sept. 4, 2009

Sept. 4, 2009

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69

PRETRIAL DISCLOSURES by GREAT STEAKS, INC. (HAMLET, FRED) (Entered: 09/04/2009)

Sept. 4, 2009

Sept. 4, 2009

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70

PRETRIAL DISCLOSURES. (MAHOOD, ZOE) Modified on 9/9/2009 to reflect accurate title of pldg. (Lee, Lisa). (Entered: 09/08/2009)

Sept. 8, 2009

Sept. 8, 2009

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71

FINAL PRETRIAL DISCLOSURES.(MAHOOD, ZOE) (Entered: 09/10/2009)

Sept. 10, 2009

Sept. 10, 2009

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72

TRIAL BRIEF by Plaintiff EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMISSION. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Unpublished Case)(MAHOOD, ZOE) (Entered: 09/15/2009)

Sept. 15, 2009

Sept. 15, 2009

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73

Proposed Voir Dire by Plaintiff EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMISSION.(MAHOOD, ZOE) (Entered: 09/15/2009)

Sept. 15, 2009

Sept. 15, 2009

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74

Proposed Jury Instructions by Plaintiff EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMISSION.(MAHOOD, ZOE) (Entered: 09/15/2009)

Sept. 15, 2009

Sept. 15, 2009

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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: Aug. 26, 2005

Closing Date: 2009

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

Clipper Seafood Restaurant (Greensboro, North Carolina and High Point, North Carolina), Private Entity/Person

Great Steaks, Inc. (Greensboro, North Carolina and High Point, North Carolina), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Non-settlement Outcome

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Defendant

Nature of Relief:

None

Source of Relief:

None

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