Case: EEOC v. WINDSOR COURT HOTEL

2:98-cv-02765 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana

Filed Date: Sept. 18, 1998

Closed Date: Oct. 29, 1999

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Case Summary

In September 1998, the New Orleans District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against Windsor Court Hotel Inc. of Delaware, Windsor Court Hotel Limited Partnership and Orient-Express Hotels Louisiana, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. We do not have a copy of the complaint; therefore, the allegations involved are unknown. Following some discovery and a failed motion to dismiss by the defendant, the parties settled the lawsuit in October 1999 through a consent decree. We do not have a copy of the consent decree; therefore, the exact remedies involved are unknown.

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David Friedman (4/25/2008)

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Document

2:98-cv-02765

Docket (PACER)

EEOC v. Windsor Ct Hotel Inc, et al

Oct. 29, 1999

Oct. 29, 1999

Docket
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2:98-cv-02765

Hearing on Motions

EEOC v. Windsor Ct Hotel Inc.

1999 WL 407610

June 17, 1999

June 17, 1999

Order/Opinion

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Docket

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

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT ( 2 summons(es) issued ) (dno) (Entered: 09/21/1998)

Sept. 18, 1998

Sept. 18, 1998

Automatic Referral (Utility Event) to Magistrate Joseph C. Wilkinson Jr. (dno) (Entered: 09/21/1998)

Sept. 18, 1998

Sept. 18, 1998

3

ANSWER by dfts Windsor Ct Hotel Inc & Windsor Ct Hotel Ltd to complaint by pla EEOC [1-1]. (dno) (Entered: 12/18/1998)

Dec. 16, 1998

Dec. 16, 1998

4

MINUTE ENTRY( 12/22/98): Preliminary Conference is set for 2:00 1/21/99 bfr Mag Judge Wilkinson to discuss scheduling & select pre-trial & trial dates, by Magistrate Joseph C. Wilkinson Jr. (sek) (Entered: 12/23/1998)

Dec. 22, 1998

Dec. 22, 1998

5

MINUTE ENTRY( 1/15/99): Counsel for all parties have advised the Court that they do not consent to proceed to trial bfr a Mag Judge; accordingly, the Preliminary Conference set bfr Mag Judge Wilkinson is CANCELED & the presiding dist judge is notified so that a telephone conf may be scheduled on his calendar to set pretrial & trial dates, by Magistrate Joseph C. Wilkinson Jr. (sek) (Entered: 01/19/1999)

Jan. 19, 1999

Jan. 19, 1999

6

Motion by defendant Windsor Ct Hotel Inc, defendant Windsor Ct Hotel Ltd and ORDER for appearance of Eve B. Masinter as addl counsel & to substitute in place of Monica L. Lacks as trial counsel , by Judge Carl J. Barbier Date Signed: 1/26/99 (sek) Modified on 01/28/1999 (Entered: 01/28/1999)

Jan. 22, 1999

Jan. 22, 1999

7

NOTICE/ORDER that a preliminary conference is scheduled in chambers before courtroom deputy at 2:45 4/6/99 by Clerk (swh) (Entered: 02/02/1999)

Feb. 2, 1999

Feb. 2, 1999

8

NOTICE case reallotted to Magistrate Judge 1 by Clerk (rg) (Entered: 02/05/1999)

Feb. 5, 1999

Feb. 5, 1999

9

Motion by plaintiff EEOC and ORDER for leave to file 1st amd cmp , by Judge Carl J. Barbier Date Signed: 3/10/99 (sek) (Entered: 03/11/1999)

March 10, 1999

March 10, 1999

10

PLAINTIFF'S 1st AMENDED complaint [1-1]; adding dft Orient Express 3 summons(es) issued. (sek) (Entered: 03/11/1999)

March 10, 1999

March 10, 1999

(Utility Event) Substituting party(s):terminating Orient Express,adding Orient-Express (sek) (Entered: 03/30/1999)

March 26, 1999

March 26, 1999

11

Motion by defendant Orient-Express, defendant Windsor Ct Hotel Ltd, defendant Windsor Ct Hotel Inc and ORDER extending time to answer pla's 1st amd cmp until 4/15/99 , by Judge Carl J. Barbier Date Signed: 3/29/99 (sek) (Entered: 03/30/1999)

March 26, 1999

March 26, 1999

13

MINUTE ENTRY (4/6/99): Preliminary Pre-trial Conference held; Dft's counsel is Ordered to file an answer to the 1st amd cmp by 4/16/99; Juris & venue are not established, dft's amd answer will address the juris issue & will be followed by a mtn to clarify the issue of juris; amendments due by 5/6/99; final pretrial conf set 3:00 1/13/00; jury trial set 8:30 1/31/00; by Judge Carl J. Barbier (sek) Modified on 04/12/1999 (Entered: 04/12/1999)

April 6, 1999

April 6, 1999

12

MINUTE ENTRY(4/8/99): A conf was held 2:45 4/6/99; Atty for pla informed the court that there is conflict in dates selected & that there may be a jurisdictional problem; therefore a Status Conf is set for 3:30 4/22/99 bfr the Judge , by Carl J. Barbier (sek) (Entered: 04/09/1999)

April 9, 1999

April 9, 1999

15

MINUTE ENTRY(4/23/99): A Settlement conference is set for 2:00 5/3/99 bfr Mag Judge Shushan ; settlement position letters due by 4/29/99, by Magistrate Sally Shushan (sek) (Entered: 04/23/1999)

April 23, 1999

April 23, 1999

16

MINUTE ENTRY(4/22/99): Status Conf was held 3:30 4/22/99 , dfts informed the court that they will file a mtn to dism to assert a jurisdictional defense; the Court ordered that the mtn is set for an Evidentiary hearing with oral argument at 9:30 6/18/99 ; dfts were ordered to file their mtn at least 15 days prior to the hrg date & pla is to file its opp not later than 8 days prior to hrg date; Further Ordered that the parties schedule a settlement conf with Mag Judge Shushan prior to hrg date, by Judge Carl J. Barbier (sek) (Entered: 04/26/1999)

April 23, 1999

April 23, 1999

17

Notice of Deposition by defendant Orient-Express, defendant Windsor Ct Hotel Inc, defendant Windsor Ct Hotel Ltd of Manuel Fernandez on 5/19/99. (sek) (Entered: 05/14/1999)

May 14, 1999

May 14, 1999

18

Motion by defendant Windsor Ct Hotel Inc, defendant Windsor Ct Hotel Ltd, defendant Orient-Express and ORDER withdrawing attorney John Oliver Pieksen Jr. and substituting attorney Eliska Plunkett as addl counsel of record , by Judge Carl J. Barbier Date Signed: 5/20/99 (sek) (Entered: 05/24/1999)

May 19, 1999

May 19, 1999

19

MINUTE ENTRY( 5/28/99):, Ordered that hearing on dfts' mtn to dism is reset for 8:30 6/18/99 , by Judge Carl J. Barbier (sek) (Entered: 05/28/1999)

May 28, 1999

May 28, 1999

20

Notice of Deposition by plaintiff EEOC of Daniel Mann on 6/23/99. (sek) (Entered: 06/01/1999)

June 1, 1999

June 1, 1999

21

Notice of Deposition by plaintiff EEOC of Margaret Deane on 6/23/99. (sek) (Entered: 06/01/1999)

June 1, 1999

June 1, 1999

22

Notice of Deposition by plaintiff EEOC of Diane Allen on 6/23/99. (sek) (Entered: 06/01/1999)

June 1, 1999

June 1, 1999

24

MOTION by defendant Windsor Ct Hotel Inc, defendant Windsor Ct Hotel Ltd, defendant Orient-Express to dismiss case, or alter, to stay to be heard before Judge Barbier at 8:30 6/18/99. (sek) (Entered: 06/07/1999)

June 3, 1999

June 3, 1999

23

RETURN OF SERVICE of subp to Manuel Fernandez on 6/1/99 & to US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission & Manuel Fernandez on 5/25/99. (sek) (Entered: 06/07/1999)

June 4, 1999

June 4, 1999

25

RETURN OF SERVICE of subp to US Equal Employment Oppurtunity Commission. (sek) (Entered: 06/09/1999)

June 9, 1999

June 9, 1999

26

Memo in opposition by plaintiff EEOC to motion to dismiss case, or alter, to stay [24-1] filed by defendant Windsor Ct Hotel Inc, defendant Windsor Ct Hotel Ltd, defendant Orient-Express. (sek) (Entered: 06/11/1999)

June 10, 1999

June 10, 1999

28

Motion by defendant Windsor Ct Hotel Inc, defendant Windsor Ct Hotel Ltd, defendant Orient-Express and ORDER that dfts' mtn to compel prod or alter order in camera inspection will be heard bfr Mag Judge Shushan on the briefs w/o oral argument , by Magistrate Sally Shushan Date Signed: 6/16/99 (sek) (Entered: 06/17/1999)

June 11, 1999

June 11, 1999

27

Memo in opposition by plaintiff EEOC to motion to dismiss case, or alter, to stay [24-1] filed by defendant Windsor Ct Hotel Inc, defendant Windsor Ct Hotel Ltd, defendant Orient-Express. (sek) (Entered: 06/16/1999)

June 15, 1999

June 15, 1999

30

Motion by plaintiff EEOC for exp hrg of its mtn to strike witness or, in the alter, to strike Errata Sheet and ORDER DENYING SAME, counsel may cross examine witness on this matter, by Judge Carl J. Barbier Date Signed: 6/17/99 (sek) (Entered: 06/17/1999)

June 15, 1999

June 15, 1999

29

MOTION by defendant Windsor Ct Hotel Inc, defendant Windsor Ct Hotel Ltd, defendant Orient-Express to compel prod from pla or alter order in camera inspection referred to Magistrate Sally Shushan to be heard before Mag Judge Shushan on the briefs w/o oral argument; no hrg date set. (sek) (Entered: 06/17/1999)

June 16, 1999

June 16, 1999

32

Motion by defendant Windsor Ct Hotel Inc, defendant Windsor Ct Hotel Ltd, defendant Orient-Express and ORDER for leave to file their reply memo in opp to pla's memo in opp to dfts' mtn to dism or for a stay , by Judge Carl J. Barbier Date Signed: 6/17/99 (sek) (Entered: 06/18/1999)

June 16, 1999

June 16, 1999

34

Motion by plaintiff EEOC and ORDER for leave to file suppl memo in opp to dfts' mtn to dism or stay & in response to dfts' reply memo , by Judge Carl J. Barbier Date Signed: 6/17/99 (sek) (Entered: 06/21/1999)

June 16, 1999

June 16, 1999

31

MINUTE ENTRY( 6/16/99): Dfts' motion to compel prod of docs [29-1] is DENIED in part & with regard to any other docs requested as set forth in doc & not identified as privileged, the EEOC shall certify to the Windsor Court in writing that no other docs exist, or shall produce any remaining docs by 1:00p.m. on 6/17/99, so that the Windsor Court may review those docs in preparation for the evidentiary hrg re conciliation set bfr the Dist Court on 6/18/99, by Magistrate Sally Shushan (sek) Modified on 07/02/1999 (Entered: 06/17/1999)

June 17, 1999

June 17, 1999

33

Reply by defendant Windsor Ct Hotel Inc, defendant Windsor Ct Hotel Ltd, defendant Orient-Express to pla's response to dfts' motion to dismiss case, or alter, to stay [24-1]. (sek) (Entered: 06/18/1999)

June 17, 1999

June 17, 1999

35

Suppl Memo in opposition by plaintiff EEOC to motion to dismiss case, or alter, to stay [24-1] filed by defendant Windsor Ct Hotel Inc, defendant Windsor Ct Hotel Ltd, defendant Orient-Express & in response to dfts' reply memo. (sek) (Entered: 06/21/1999)

June 18, 1999

June 18, 1999

39

Hrg on dfts' mtn to dism case, or alter, to stay (held 6/18/99): Reported/Recorded by Vic DiGiorgio; Ordered that motion to dismiss case [24-1] is DENIED; exhibits admitted; dfts' mtn to sequester witnesses - GRANTED; plas' obj to witnesses Maissen & Mann; stip as to testimony of Maissen; dfts agree not to call Mann; witnesses sworn & testified; mtn to stay is DENIED, by Judge Carl J. Barbier (sek) (Entered: 06/24/1999)

June 18, 1999

June 18, 1999

36

Notice of Deposition by defendant Windsor Ct Hotel Inc, defendant Windsor Ct Hotel Ltd, defendant Orient-Express of Kawanta Singleton on 9/1/99. (sek) (Entered: 06/23/1999)

June 22, 1999

June 22, 1999

38

Reply by defendant Windsor Ct Hotel Inc, defendant Windsor Ct Hotel Ltd, defendant Orient-Express to pla's response to dfts' motion to dismiss case, or alter, to stay [24-1] & in response to dfts' reply memo. (sek) (Entered: 06/24/1999)

June 23, 1999

June 23, 1999

40

MINUTE ENTRY(6/24/99): Following settlement discussions, the parties advised they are unable to negotiate a settlement of the case at this time; parties are to contact this Mag Judge's chambers if they wish to reinstate settlement discussions, by Magistrate Sally Shushan (sek) (Entered: 06/25/1999)

June 25, 1999

June 25, 1999

41

Transcript of hrg on dfts' mtn to stay held 6/18/99 bfr Judge Barbier. (sek) (Entered: 07/27/1999)

July 26, 1999

July 26, 1999

42

MINUTE ENTRY(8/11/99): A Settlement conference is set for 1:30 9/2/99 bfr Mag Judge Shushan ; settlement position letters due by 8/31/99, by Magistrate Sally Shushan (sek) (Entered: 08/12/1999)

Aug. 12, 1999

Aug. 12, 1999

43

MINUTE ENTRY( 9/3/99): A Settlement conference was held 1:30 9/2/99 ; following discussions among the parties, this case has settled; the US Dist Judge's chambers have been notified, by Magistrate Sally Shushan (sek) (Entered: 09/03/1999)

Sept. 3, 1999

Sept. 3, 1999

44

60 DAY ORDER to dismiss case w/o costs, but w/o prej , by Judge Carl J. Barbier Date Signed: 9/3/99 ****CASE CLOSED**** (sek) (Entered: 09/08/1999)

Sept. 8, 1999

Sept. 8, 1999

45

Motion by plaintiff EEOC, defendant Windsor Ct Hotel Inc, defendant Windsor Ct Hotel Ltd, defendant Orient-Express to approve and enter consent decree (tbl) (Entered: 10/29/1999)

Oct. 27, 1999

Oct. 27, 1999

46

JOINT CONSENT DECREE: Parties are ordered to comply as set forth herein. by Judge Carl J. Barbier Date Signed: 10/28/99 (tbl) (Entered: 10/29/1999)

Oct. 29, 1999

Oct. 29, 1999

Case Details

State / Territory: Louisiana

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 18, 1998

Closing Date: Oct. 29, 1999

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

Orient-Express Hotels Louisiana, Inc., Private Entity/Person

Windsor Court Hotel Limited Partnership, Private Entity/Person

Windsor Court Hotel Inc. of Delaware, Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Unknown

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits