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

Docket [PACER]

Aug. 26, 2002 Docket
1

Complaint

Sept. 28, 2000 Complaint
18

Order on Plaintiff's Motion to Compel Financial Worth Discovery

Jan. 14, 2002 Order/Opinion
35

Final Order of Dismissal

April 11, 2002 Order/Opinion
38

Consent Decree

Aug. 27, 2002 Settlement Agreement

Docket

Last updated May 12, 2022, 8 p.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

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

Sept. 28, 2000
2

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

Sept. 28, 2000

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

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
5

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

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
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
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
9

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

Sept. 17, 2001
10

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

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
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
13

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

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
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
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
17

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

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
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
21

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

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
23

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

Jan. 23, 2002
24

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

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
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
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
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
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
30

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

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
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
33

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

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

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

April 10, 2002
36

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

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
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

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