Case: EEOC v. DIXIE STAMPEDE DINNER ATTRACTIONS INC.

3:00-cv-00541 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee

Filed Date: Sept. 27, 2000

Closed Date: June 4, 2002

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Case Summary

In September 2000, the Memphis District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Dixie Stampede Dinner Attractions, Inc., a restaurant and entertainment company, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee. We do not have a copy of the complaint. According to an EEOC press release, the defendant allegedly subjected female trick riders to a hostile work environment and paid them less than the male trick riders. Five of the charging parties, intervened in the suit before it was settled in June 2002. According to the EEOC press release, the decree required the defendant to pay $135,000 to the charging parties.

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Kevin Wilemon (6/5/2007)

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3:00-cv-00541

Docket

EEOC v. Dixie Stampede Dinner Attractions

June 4, 2002

June 4, 2002

Docket

EEOC Statement

EEOC v. Dixie Stampede Dinner Attractions

No Court

Dec. 31, 2002

Dec. 31, 2002

Press Release

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Docket

Last updated Aug. 6, 2022, 3:02 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT (will attempt waiver of service); jury demand, Magistrate Judge Phillips designated (ADA) (Entered: 09/29/2000)

Sept. 27, 2000

Sept. 27, 2000

2

MOTION by intervenors Suann Miller, Tracy Headrick and Myra Allred to intervene as party plas C/S (intervening complaint submitted) (DCC) (Entered: 10/06/2000)

Oct. 6, 2000

Oct. 6, 2000

3

ORDER by Honorable Leon Jordan granting invenors' motion to intervene as party plas [2-1] (cc: all counsel) (DCC) (Entered: 11/08/2000)

Nov. 8, 2000

Nov. 8, 2000

4

INTERVENOR'S COMPLAINT by intervenors Suann Miller, Tracy Headrick, and Myra Allred (DCC) Modified on 06/14/2001 (Entered: 11/08/2000)

Nov. 8, 2000

Nov. 8, 2000

5

ANSWER by defendant Dixie Stampede to complaint [1-1] C/S (DCC) (Entered: 12/08/2000)

Dec. 7, 2000

Dec. 7, 2000

NOTICE - consent forms mailed C/S (DCC) (Entered: 12/08/2000)

Dec. 8, 2000

Dec. 8, 2000

6

NOTICE OF SCHEDULING CONFERENCE by Honorable Leon Jordan ; Scheduling conference set for 1:00 2/15/01 (cc: all counsel) (DCC) (Entered: 12/13/2000)

Dec. 13, 2000

Dec. 13, 2000

NOTICE OF SCHEDULING CONFERENCE mailed before Honorable Leon Jordan ; Scheduling conference set for 1:00 2/15/01 (cc: all counsel) (DCC) (Entered: 12/13/2000)

Dec. 13, 2000

Dec. 13, 2000

MAIL RETURNED [6-2], [0-0] addressed to atty Lisa M. Countiss, atty for intervenors marked return to sender, attempted not known (resent to address in doc.4 intervening complaint) (DCC) Modified on 01/03/2001 (Entered: 12/27/2000)

Dec. 19, 2000

Dec. 19, 2000

7

MOTION by plaintiff EEOC for leave to participate in scheduling conference by telephone on 2/15/01 C/S (DCC) (Entered: 01/30/2001)

Jan. 29, 2001

Jan. 29, 2001

8

ORDER by Honorable Leon Jordan granting pla's motion for leave to participate in scheduling conference by telephone on 2/15/01 [7-1] (cc: all counsel) (DCC) (Entered: 02/01/2001)

Feb. 1, 2001

Feb. 1, 2001

9

REPORT OF PARTIES' PLANNING MEETING by plaintiff, defendant, and pla-interveners (JAN) (Entered: 02/02/2001)

Feb. 1, 2001

Feb. 1, 2001

10

ANSWER by defendant Dixie Stampede to INTERVENING COMPLAINT [4-1] C/S (JAN) (Entered: 02/02/2001)

Feb. 1, 2001

Feb. 1, 2001

11

MINUTES: scheduling conference held before USDJ Leon Jordan on 2/15/01 , Deidre Smith and Steve Dills with EEOC present by phone, all other counsel present in courtroom, DEPS equipment will be needed at trial, Order to follow. CD J Norwood, CR none. (JAN) (Entered: 02/15/2001)

Feb. 15, 2001

Feb. 15, 2001

12

SCHEDULING ORDER by Honorable Leon Jordan ; Jury trial set for 9:00 on 3/11/02 and is expected to last 5 days; Status hearing set for 1:00 9/7/01 (cc: all counsel) (JAN) (Entered: 02/22/2001)

Feb. 22, 2001

Feb. 22, 2001

NOTICE OF TRIAL before Honorable Leon Jordan ; Jury trial set for 9:00 3/11/02 (cc: all counsel) (JAN) (Entered: 02/22/2001)

Feb. 22, 2001

Feb. 22, 2001

NOTICE OF HEARING before Honorable Leon Jordan ; Status hearing set for 1:00 9/7/01 (cc: all counsel) (JAN) (Entered: 02/22/2001)

Feb. 22, 2001

Feb. 22, 2001

13

MOTION by intervenors Suann Miller, Tracy Headrick, and Myra Allred to amend intervening complaint and allow Nicole Thompson to intervene as pty pla C/S (amended intervening complaint submitted) (DCC) (Entered: 05/16/2001)

May 15, 2001

May 15, 2001

14

ORDER by Honorable Leon Jordan granting intervening pla's motion to amend intervening complaint and allow Nicole Thompson to as pty pla [13-1] (cc: all counsel) (DCC) (Entered: 06/14/2001)

June 14, 2001

June 14, 2001

15

AMENDED INTERVENOR'S COMPLAINT [4-1] by intervening plas; adding Nicole Thompson; jury demand (DCC) Modified on 06/19/2001 (Entered: 06/14/2001)

June 14, 2001

June 14, 2001

MAIL RETURNED [14-1] addressed to atty Lisa M. Countiss, atty for intervenors Suann Miller, Tracy Headrick, and Myra Allred marked attempted not known (NOTE: DC tried to place a call to Ms. Countiss and her phone #523-2818 was not in service for incoming calls) (DCC) (Entered: 06/22/2001)

June 22, 2001

June 22, 2001

16

ANSWER by defendant Dixie Stampede to amended intervening complaint of Suann Miller, Tracy Headrick, Myra Allred & Nicole Thompson [15-1] C/S (DCC) (Entered: 07/10/2001)

July 10, 2001

July 10, 2001

17

MOTION by plaintiff EEOC for leave to participate in status conference by telephone C/S (DJE) (Entered: 08/31/2001)

Aug. 31, 2001

Aug. 31, 2001

19

MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT by defendant Dixie Stampede of its motion for partial summary judgment [18-1]; w/ afdt of Melissa A Ashburn attached C/S (DJE) (Entered: 09/04/2001)

Sept. 4, 2001

Sept. 4, 2001

20

ORDER by Honorable Leon Jordan; granting pla's motion for leave to participate in status conference by telephone [17-1] (cc: all counsel) (DJE) (Entered: 09/05/2001)

Sept. 5, 2001

Sept. 5, 2001

21

MINUTES: before Honorable Leon Jordan ; Status hearing held 9/7/01. Discussion was presented by counsel. Order to follow. Crt Rptr: Netta Kocuba Ctrm Dpty: Gail Preston (GYP) (Entered: 09/07/2001)

Sept. 7, 2001

Sept. 7, 2001

REMARK: Deidra Smith's sec'y (Trish Kronz) 901-544-0135 (DCC) (Entered: 09/11/2001)

Sept. 11, 2001

Sept. 11, 2001

22

ORDER by Honorable Leon Jordan granting oral motion of counsel for the intervening plas to add Terry Lynn Karson as an intervening pla; Terry Lynn Karson is added to the amended intervening complaint [doc.15] as an inervening pla (cc: all counsel) (DCC) Modified on 09/12/2001 (Entered: 09/12/2001)

Sept. 12, 2001

Sept. 12, 2001

LETTER from counsel for plaintiff EEOC re status conference hearing C/S (DCC) (Entered: 09/12/2001)

Sept. 12, 2001

Sept. 12, 2001

23

RESPONSE by plaintiff EEOC to dft's motion for partial summary judgment [18-1] w/certification of counsel and exhibits 1-5 attached C/S (DCC) (Entered: 09/25/2001)

Sept. 25, 2001

Sept. 25, 2001

24

MOTION by defendant Dixie Stampede for summary judgment regarding claims of Myra Allred, Suann Miller and Terri Karson w/afdt of John Shaver C/S (DCC) Modified on 10/24/2001 (Entered: 10/24/2001)

Oct. 24, 2001

Oct. 24, 2001

25

MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT by defendant Dixie Stampede of motion for summary judgment regarding claims of Myra Allred, Suann Miller and Terri Karson [24-1] w/exhibits A-C attached C/S (DCC) Modified on 10/24/2001 (Entered: 10/24/2001)

Oct. 24, 2001

Oct. 24, 2001

26

MOTION by defendant Dixie Stampede for extension of deadline for filing dispositive motions, disclosure of expert testimony and disclosure of computer-generated animation from 11/9/01 to 12/24/01 C/S (DCC) (Entered: 11/02/2001)

Nov. 1, 2001

Nov. 1, 2001

27

AGREED ORDER by Honorable Leon Jordan granting dft Dixie Stampede's motion for extension of deadline for filing dispositive motions, disclosure of expert testimony and disclosure of computer-generated animation from 11/9/01 to 12/24/01 (cc: all counsel) (DCC) (Entered: 11/13/2001)

Nov. 13, 2001

Nov. 13, 2001

28

RESPONSE IN OPPOSTION by plaintiff EEOC to pla's motion for summary judgment regarding claims of Myra Allred, Suann Miller and Terri Karson [24-1] w/exhibits 1-18 located in brown expandable file C/S (DCC) (Entered: 11/13/2001)

Nov. 13, 2001

Nov. 13, 2001

30

MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT by defendant Dixie Stampede of motion to sever pla's claims [29-1] w/exhibits 1-10 located in brown expandable file C/S (DCC) (Entered: 11/16/2001)

Nov. 16, 2001

Nov. 16, 2001

31

ORDER by Honorable Leon Jordan referring to Mag Judge Thomas W. Phillips the dft Dixie Stampede's motion to sever pla's claims [29-1] (cc: all counsel) (DCC) (Entered: 11/21/2001)

Nov. 21, 2001

Nov. 21, 2001

32

MOTION by defendant Dixie Stampede for extension of time to file reply brief to the plas' response to Dixie Stampede's summary judgment motion C/S (DCC) Modified on 11/29/2001 (Entered: 11/28/2001)

Nov. 27, 2001

Nov. 27, 2001

34

REPLY by defendant Dixie Stampede to pltf's response to deft's motion for summary judgment regarding claims of Myra Allred, Suann Miller and Terri Karson [24-1] (attachments tabbed 1-4) C/S (AYB) (Entered: 12/03/2001)

Nov. 30, 2001

Nov. 30, 2001

35

RESPONSE by plaintiff EEOC to deft's motion to sever pla's claims [29-1] C/S (AYB) (Entered: 12/03/2001)

Nov. 30, 2001

Nov. 30, 2001

36

MOTION by plaintiff EEOC for leave to file supplemental brief C/S (brief submitted) (DCC) (Entered: 12/10/2001)

Dec. 10, 2001

Dec. 10, 2001

37

ORDER by Honorable Leon Jordan granting Dixie Stampede's motion for extension of time to file reply brief to the plas' response to Dixie Stampede's summary judgment motion [32-1] up to and including 11/30/01 (cc: counsel) (DCC) (Entered: 12/10/2001)

Dec. 10, 2001

Dec. 10, 2001

NOTICE OF MOTION HEARING before Mag Judge Thomas W. Phillips mailed setting hearing on motion to sever pla's claims [29-1] 9:00 1/23/02 (cc: all counsel) (AYB) (Entered: 12/12/2001)

Dec. 12, 2001

Dec. 12, 2001

ORDER (GRANTED IN MARGINE) by Honorable Leon Jordan granting in margin pla's motion for leave to file supplemental brief [36-1] (cc: all counsel) (DCC) (Entered: 12/21/2001)

Dec. 21, 2001

Dec. 21, 2001

38

SUPPLEMENT BRIEF IN RESPONSE by plaintiff EEOC to reply brief of dft re motion for summary judgment regarding claims of Myra Allred, Suann Miller and Terri Karson [24-1] C/S (DCC) (Entered: 12/21/2001)

Dec. 21, 2001

Dec. 21, 2001

39

JOINT MOTION by plaintiff EEOC, defendant Dixie Stampede for modification of rule 16(b) scheduling order C/S (DCC) (Entered: 01/10/2002)

Jan. 9, 2002

Jan. 9, 2002

40

MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT by plaintiff EEOC, defendant Dixie Stampede of motion for modification of rule 16(b) scheduling order [39-1] C/S (DCC) (Entered: 01/10/2002)

Jan. 9, 2002

Jan. 9, 2002

41

ORDER by Honorable Leon Jordan granting joint motion for modification of rule 16(b) scheduling order [39-1]; requirements of the scheduling order are suspended to allow parties time to negotiate toward a settlement ; Jury trial canceled for 3/11/02; the parties shall notify the court whether the settlement negotiations have been sucessful or whether the case needs to be reset for trial Order to show cause ddl set for 3/13/02 ; ddl extended to 4/13/02 per order (cc: all counsel) (DCC) Modified on 03/18/2002 (Entered: 01/16/2002)

Jan. 16, 2002

Jan. 16, 2002

42

ORDER by Mag Judge Thomas W. Phillips finding the motion to sever pla's claims [29-1] dismissed as moot.; the court has been informed that the case has been compromised and settled (cc: all counsel) (ANB) (Entered: 01/24/2002)

Jan. 23, 2002

Jan. 23, 2002

MAIL RETURNED [42-1] addressed to Lisa Countiss; "No longer at this address" (ANB) (Entered: 02/11/2002)

Feb. 5, 2002

Feb. 5, 2002

43

CONSENT DECREE by Honorable Leon Jordan; more fully set out in this decree; dismissing case (cc: all counsel) (DJE) (Entered: 06/04/2002)

June 4, 2002

June 4, 2002

Case Details

State / Territory: Tennessee

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 27, 2000

Closing Date: June 4, 2002

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers.

Plaintiff Type(s):

EEOC Plaintiff

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

EEOC

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Unknown

Class Action Outcome: Unknown

Defendants

Dixie Stampede Dinner Attractions, Inc., Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: 135000

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Pay / Benefits

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit