Case: EEOC v. Midnight Gambler Casino Cruises

2:00-cv-14289 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Filed Date: Sept. 28, 2000

Closed Date: Aug. 26, 2002

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Case Summary

The Miami District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Midnight Gambler Casino Cruises in September of 2000, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. The suit alleged violation of Title VII by discrimination against a black employee. The case involved a motion for a protective order and then little action to follow. There was a motion for summary judgment by both sides; however neither was resolved until the consent decree mentioned in paragraph 25 that all mo…

The Miami District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Midnight Gambler Casino Cruises in September of 2000, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. The suit alleged violation of Title VII by discrimination against a black employee. The case involved a motion for a protective order and then little action to follow. There was a motion for summary judgment by both sides; however neither was resolved until the consent decree mentioned in paragraph 25 that all motions not resolved are denied as moot. The court ordered mediation and then ultimately the case was settled. There was a four month gap between the order dismissing the cause upon settlement and the actual consent decree being filed. The consent decree was ultimately filed on August 26, 2002.

The consent decree contained both injunctive and monetary relief. The injunctive relief required the defendant to not discriminate or retaliate against anybody in violation of Title VII. In addition the injunction required the defendant to develop an anti-discrimination policy and to train their managers once a year for four years. There would be notice of the suit posted in the facility and each employee would be handed the anti-discrimination policy. The monetary relief totaled $25,000 and was to be paid in three payments with the first being $5,000 and the subsequent payments being $10,000.

Summary Authors

Alex Bean (7/24/2007)

People


Judge(s)

Lynch, Frank J. Jr. (Florida)

Judge(s)

Lynch, Frank J. Jr. (Florida)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:00-cv-14289

Docket [PACER]

Aug. 26, 2002

Aug. 26, 2002

Docket
1

2:00-cv-14289

Complaint

Sept. 28, 2000

Sept. 28, 2000

Complaint
18

2:00-cv-14289

Order on Plaintiff's Motion to Compel Financial Worth Discovery

Jan. 14, 2002

Jan. 14, 2002

Order/Opinion
35

2:00-cv-14289

Final Order of Dismissal

April 11, 2002

April 11, 2002

Order/Opinion
38

2:00-cv-14289

Consent Decree

Aug. 27, 2002

Aug. 27, 2002

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated July 18, 2022, 3:08 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT filed; FILING FEE: waived; FJL A-7 (cg, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/28/2000)

Sept. 28, 2000

Sept. 28, 2000

2

SUMMONS(ES) issued for Midnight Gambler (cg, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/28/2000)

Sept. 28, 2000

Sept. 28, 2000

Magistrate identification: Magistrate Judge Lynch (cg, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/28/2000)

Sept. 28, 2000

Sept. 28, 2000

4

NOTICE of attorney appearance for Midnight Gambler by Bruce Alan Weil (cg, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/07/2001)

Feb. 7, 2001

Feb. 7, 2001

5

Answer and affirmative defenses by Midnight Gambler (cg, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/07/2001)

Feb. 7, 2001

Feb. 7, 2001

6

PROPOSED JOINT Scheduling Report of Scheduling Meeting by U.S. - EEOC, Midnight Gambler (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/04/2001)

April 4, 2001

April 4, 2001

7

SCHEDULING ORDER setting Deadline for filing of all motions by 10/15/01 Discovery cutoff 10/1/01 (Signed by Judge Norman C. Roettger Jr. on 5/28/01) CCAP [EOD Date: 6/4/01] CCAP (mh, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/04/2001)

June 1, 2001

June 1, 2001

8

JOINT MOTION by U.S. - EEOC, Midnight Gambler to extend time of discovery and dispositive motion deadlines in this case and supporting memorandum of law (cg, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/18/2001)

Sept. 17, 2001

Sept. 17, 2001

9

MOTION with memorandum in support by Midnight Gambler for protective order (cg, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/18/2001)

Sept. 17, 2001

Sept. 17, 2001

10

Certification of good faith by Midnight Gambler (cg, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/18/2001)

Sept. 17, 2001

Sept. 17, 2001

11

ORDER Granting [8-1] joint motion for a ninety-day extension of the discovery and dispositive motion deadlines in this case; Resetting discovery deadline for 1/4/02 , Reset motion filing deadline for 1/21/02 (Signed by Judge Norman C. Roettger Jr. on 9/26/01) [EOD Date: 9/28/01] (ss, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/28/2001)

Sept. 26, 2001

Sept. 26, 2001

12

ORDER granting [9-1] motion for protective order ( Signed by Magistrate Frank J. Lynch on 10/5/01) [EOD Date: 10/10/01] (cg, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/10/2001)

Oct. 5, 2001

Oct. 5, 2001

13

MOTION by U.S. - EEOC to compel financial worth discovery (ss, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/27/2001)

Nov. 23, 2001

Nov. 23, 2001

14

MOTION with memorandum in support by U.S. - EEOC to amend [1-1] complaint to add corporations within defendant's "integrated enterprise" as named defendants (ss, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/05/2001)

Dec. 4, 2001

Dec. 4, 2001

15

MOTION by Midnight Gambler to extend time to respond to motion to amend complaint (dp, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/27/2001)

Dec. 24, 2001

Dec. 24, 2001

16

NOTICE of clarification on position with regards to defendant's motion for enlargement of time by U.S. - EEOC (lh, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/09/2002)

Jan. 8, 2002

Jan. 8, 2002

17

Certificate of compliance with local rule by Midnight Gambler (ss, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/14/2002)

Jan. 11, 2002

Jan. 11, 2002

18

ORDER granting [13-1] motion to compel financial worth discovery ( Signed by Magistrate Frank J. Lynch on 1/14/02) [EOD Date: 1/16/02] (cg, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/16/2002)

Jan. 14, 2002

Jan. 14, 2002

20

Statement of material facts not in dispute by U.S. - EEOC in support of [19-1] motion for summary judgment regarding liability (ss, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/23/2002)

Jan. 22, 2002

Jan. 22, 2002

21

NOTICE of filing deposition transcript of Bill Teitel by U.S. - EEOC (ss, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/23/2002)

Jan. 22, 2002

Jan. 22, 2002

22

RESPONSE by Midnight Gambler to [14-1] motion to amend [1-1] complaint to add corporations within defendant's "integrated enterprise" as named defendants (dp, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/24/2002)

Jan. 23, 2002

Jan. 23, 2002

23

NOTICE of filing declaration of Daniel Teitel by Midnight Gambler (dp, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/24/2002)

Jan. 23, 2002

Jan. 23, 2002

24

AFFIDAVIT of Daniel Teitel by Midnight Gambler (dp, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/24/2002)

Jan. 23, 2002

Jan. 23, 2002

25

REPLY by U.S. - EEOC to response to [14-1] motion to amend [1-1] complaint to add corporate defendants (ss, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/31/2002)

Jan. 30, 2002

Jan. 30, 2002

26

MOTION by Midnight Gambler for enlargement of time to respond to motion for summary judgment (ss, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/01/2002)

Jan. 31, 2002

Jan. 31, 2002

27

REVISED ORDER Set pretrial conference for 1:30 4/10/02 before Magistrate Frank J. Lynch (Signed by Judge Norman C. Roettger Jr. on 2/21/02) [EOD Date: 2/21/02] (ss, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/25/2002)

Feb. 22, 2002

Feb. 22, 2002

28

ORDER referring case to mediation. Set Jury trial for 10:30 4/22/02 before Judge Norman C. Roettger Jr. 15 days to appoint mediator (Signed by Judge Norman C. Roettger Jr. on 2/21/02) [EOD Date: 2/25/02] (ss, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/25/2002)

Feb. 22, 2002

Feb. 22, 2002

29

RESPONSE and Memorandum by Midnight Gambler in opposition to [19-1] motion for summary judgment regarding liability (ss, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/26/2002)

Feb. 25, 2002

Feb. 25, 2002

30

NOTICE of filing declaration of William S. Teitel by Midnight Gambler (ss, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/26/2002)

Feb. 25, 2002

Feb. 25, 2002

31

ORDER RESETTING TELEPHONE CONFERENCE re-setting Pretrial conference for 1:40 4/10/02 ; ( Signed by Magistrate Frank J. Lynch on 2/27/02) [EOD Date: 2/28/02] CCAP (cg, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/28/2002)

Feb. 27, 2002

Feb. 27, 2002

32

REPLY by U.S. - EEOC to response to [19-1] motion for summary judgment regarding liability (ss, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/06/2002)

March 5, 2002

March 5, 2002

33

JOINT PRETRIAL STIPULATION by U.S. - EEOC, Midnight Gambler (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/04/2002)

April 3, 2002

April 3, 2002

34

MOTION with memorandum in support by Midnight Gambler for summary judgment (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/04/2002)

April 3, 2002

April 3, 2002

CASE CLOSED. Case and Motions no longer referred to Magistrate. (dp, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/11/2002)

April 10, 2002

April 10, 2002

36

Consent Decree (lh, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/24/2002)

April 23, 2002

April 23, 2002

37

NOTICE of filing consent decree in resolution of litigation by U.S. - EEOC (lh, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/24/2002)

April 23, 2002

April 23, 2002

38

CONSENT DECREE and Order Closing Case (Signed by Judge Norman C. Roettger Jr. on 8/23/02) [EOD Date: 8/27/02] (ss, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/27/2002)

Aug. 26, 2002

Aug. 26, 2002

Case Details

State / Territory: Florida

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 28, 2000

Closing Date: Aug. 26, 2002

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

Midnight Gambler Casino Cruises (Fort Pierce), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

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: 25000

Order Duration: 2002 - 2006

Content of Injunction:

Retaliation Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Discrimination Prohibition

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Recordkeeping

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

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

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

Black

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits