Case: EEOC v. Icon Benefit Administrators

5:03-cv-00039 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

Filed Date: Nov. 19, 2002

Closed Date: Nov. 3, 2003

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Case Summary

The EEOC's San Antonio office, in conjunction with its El Paso office, filed this suit on November 19, 2002 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Lubbock Division. The EEOC alleged that defendant Icon Benefit Administrators Inc., formerly known as Ted L. Parker & Associates Inc., discharged the two complainants in violation of Title VII. One complainant was allegedly discharged because of his atheistic religious views and in retaliation for complaining of religious discrimination. The second complainant was allegedly discharged because of her gender and her Catholic religious views. One complainant intervened in the suit. The EEOC and the defendant both filed discovery motions and a trial date was set before the parties reached an agreement to settle. The settlement agreement was proposed and entered into the record on November 3, 2003. The defendant agreed to pay the complainants $5,000 each and rovide training for its management staff.

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Jason Chester (8/24/2007)

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5:03-cv-00039

Docket [PACER]

EEOC v. Icon Benefit Administrators, Inc.

Nov. 3, 2003

Nov. 3, 2003

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Complaint

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

Nov. 19, 2002

Nov. 19, 2002

Complaint
10

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Complaint in Intervention

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

Jan. 24, 2003

Jan. 24, 2003

Complaint
33

5:03-cv-00039

Settlement Agreement

Nov. 3, 2003

Nov. 3, 2003

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated Sept. 4, 2022, 3:18 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT filed; (egb) (Entered: 02/13/2003)

Nov. 19, 2002

Nov. 19, 2002

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MOTION by defendant Icon Benefit Adminis to transfer case to the Lubbock Division of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas (egb) (Entered: 02/13/2003)

Dec. 11, 2002

Dec. 11, 2002

3

MEMORANDUM by defendant Icon Benefit Adminis in support of [2-1] motion to transfer case to the Lubbock Division of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas (egb) (Entered: 02/13/2003)

Dec. 11, 2002

Dec. 11, 2002

4

MOTION by plaintiff Equal Employment Opp to strike [2-1] motion to transfer case to the Lubbock Division of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas (egb) Modified on 02/13/2003 (Entered: 02/13/2003)

Dec. 23, 2002

Dec. 23, 2002

4

RESPONSE by plaintiff Equal Employment Opp in opposition to [2-1] motion to transfer case to the Lubbock Division of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas (egb) (Entered: 02/13/2003)

Dec. 23, 2002

Dec. 23, 2002

5

MOTION by defendant Icon Benefit Adminis to file brief more than five pages in length (egb) (Entered: 02/13/2003)

Jan. 8, 2003

Jan. 8, 2003

6

ORDER granting [5-1] motion to file brief more than five pages in length (Signed by Judge David Briones) Copies to counsel: 01/09/03 Page(s) 1 (egb) (Entered: 02/13/2003)

Jan. 9, 2003

Jan. 9, 2003

7

REPLY by defendant Icon Benefit Adminis to response to [4-1] motion to strike [2-1] motion to transfer case to the Lubbock Division of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas (egb) (Entered: 02/13/2003)

Jan. 9, 2003

Jan. 9, 2003

8

WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed as to Icon Benefit Adminis 11/19/02 Answer due on 1/21/03 for Icon Benefit Adminis (egb) (Entered: 02/13/2003)

Jan. 14, 2003

Jan. 14, 2003

9

ANSWER to Complaint by defendant Icon Benefit Adminis (Robert L. Craig Jr Attorney ), (egb) (Entered: 02/13/2003)

Jan. 24, 2003

Jan. 24, 2003

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10

COMPLAINT IN INTERVENTION filed; (egb) (Entered: 02/13/2003)

Jan. 24, 2003

Jan. 24, 2003

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11

MOTION by Richard R Vasquez to intervene as a plaintiff (egb) (Entered: 02/13/2003)

Jan. 24, 2003

Jan. 24, 2003

12

REQUEST FOR HEARING by Richard R Vasquez for his Motion to Intervene (egb) (Entered: 02/13/2003)

Jan. 24, 2003

Jan. 24, 2003

13

SUPPLEMENT TO REPLY BRIEF by defendant Icon Benefit Adminis (egb) (Entered: 02/13/2003)

Jan. 29, 2003

Jan. 29, 2003

14

PLAINTIFF'S REPORT OF THE MEETING AND DISCOVERY/CASE MANAGEMENT PLAN UNDER RULE 26(F) OF THE FEDERAL RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE by plaintiff Equal Employment Opp (egb) (Entered: 02/13/2003)

Feb. 3, 2003

Feb. 3, 2003

15

INTERVENOR'S RESPONSE TO ICON BENEFIT ADMINISTRATORS, INC'S SUPPLEMENT TO REPLY BRIEF by Richard R Vasquez (egb) (Entered: 02/13/2003)

Feb. 4, 2003

Feb. 4, 2003

16

Original file, certified copy of transfer order and docket sheet received from WD/TX, El Paso Division (egb) (Entered: 02/13/2003)

Feb. 13, 2003

Feb. 13, 2003

17

SCHEDULING ORDER: Amended Pleadings due by 3:00 pm 5/15/2003. Discovery due by 3:00 pm 12/15/2003. Joinder of Parties due by 5/15/2003. Motions due by 3:00 pm 10/15/2003 including motions for summary judgment with supporting briefs. Experts must be disclosed unless otherwise identified pursuant to written discovery by 3:00 pm 8/15/03. (Signed by Judge Sam R Cummings on 02/20/03) (egb, ) (Entered: 02/21/2003)

Feb. 20, 2003

Feb. 20, 2003

18

ORDER granting 11 Motion to Intervene and Request for a Hearing denied as moot. (Signed by Judge Sam R Cummings on 03/06/03) (egb, ) (Entered: 03/06/2003)

March 6, 2003

March 6, 2003

19

MOTION for Leave To Proceed Without Local Counsel by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (bdg, ) (Entered: 03/18/2003)

March 18, 2003

March 18, 2003

20

ORDER granting 19 Motion for Leave to Proceed Without Local Counsel; It is therefore ORDERED, ADJUDGED and DECREED that Plaintiff, EECO, may appear without designation of local counsel. cc: pro se parties and attorneys of record. (Signed by Judge Sam R Cummings on 03/18/03) (bdg, ) (Entered: 03/18/2003)

March 18, 2003

March 18, 2003

21

RETURN OF SERVICE ON SUBPOENA served on Lauren Marshall 5/21/03; re: desposition to be taken on 6/4/03 at 9:30 am filed by Icon Benefit Administrators Inc (egb, ) (Entered: 05/22/2003)

May 22, 2003

May 22, 2003

22

MOTION to Compel Attendance of Cathy Blanco at Deposition and for an Expedited Hearing by Icon Benefit Administrators Inc (egb, ) (Entered: 05/30/2003)

May 30, 2003

May 30, 2003

23

MOTION to Quash Deposition of EEOC investigator Cathy Blanco and, in the alternative, for protective order by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (egb, ) (Entered: 05/30/2003)

May 30, 2003

May 30, 2003

24

ORDER:, Set/Reset Deadlines as to 22 Motion to Compel, 23 Motion to Quash. Responses due by 9:00 a.m. 6/3/2003 (Signed by Judge Sam R Cummings on 5/30/03) (egb, ) (Entered: 05/30/2003)

May 30, 2003

May 30, 2003

25

ORDER granting 22 Motion to Compel (Signed by Judge Sam R Cummings on 6/3/03) (egb, ) (Entered: 06/03/2003)

June 3, 2003

June 3, 2003

26

ORDER denying 23 Motion to Quash (Signed by Judge Sam R Cummings on 6/3/03) (egb, ) (Entered: 06/03/2003)

June 3, 2003

June 3, 2003

27

RESPONSE in Opposition to Plaintiff's Motion to Quash Deposition Notice or For Protective Order filed by Icon Benefit Administrators Inc. (egb, ) (Entered: 06/03/2003)

June 3, 2003

June 3, 2003

28

RESPONSE in Opposition to Defendant's Motion to Compel Attendance of Cathy Blanco at Deposition filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (egb, ) (Entered: 06/03/2003)

June 3, 2003

June 3, 2003

29

PRETRIAL NOTICE AND ORDER: Jury Trial set for 2/2/2004 09:00 AM before Judge Sam R Cummings. SEE ORDER FOR FURTHER INFORMATION. cc: pro se parties and attorneys of record. (Signed by Judge Sam R Cummings on 08/05/03) (bdg, ) (Entered: 08/06/2003)

Aug. 5, 2003

Aug. 5, 2003

30

NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by Robert S Hogan on behalf of Richard R Vasquez (egb, ) (Entered: 10/29/2003)

Oct. 29, 2003

Oct. 29, 2003

31

JOINT MOTION to Enter Settlement Agreement by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Icon Benefit Administrators Inc, Richard R Vasquez (egb, ) (Entered: 11/03/2003)

Nov. 3, 2003

Nov. 3, 2003

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ORDER granting 31 Joint Motion to Enter Settlement Agreement. It is therefore ordered that the Settlement Agreement is hereby entered. The Court shall retain jurisdiction to enforce the terms and conditions as set forth int he Settlement Agreement, which is attached to the parties' Joint Motion to Enter Settlement Agreement. (Signed by Judge Sam R Cummings on 11/3/03) (egb, ) (Entered: 11/03/2003)

Nov. 3, 2003

Nov. 3, 2003

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SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Icon Benefit Administrators Inc, Richard R Vasquez (egb, ) (Entered: 11/03/2003)

Nov. 3, 2003

Nov. 3, 2003

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***Civil Case Terminated. (egb, ) (Entered: 11/04/2003)

Nov. 3, 2003

Nov. 3, 2003

Case Details

State / Territory: Texas

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Nov. 19, 2002

Closing Date: Nov. 3, 2003

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: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Icon Benefit Adminstrators Inc. (Lubbock), 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:

Voluntary Dismissal

Amount Defendant Pays: 10000

Content of Injunction:

Expungement of Employment Record

Retaliation Prohibition

Discrimination Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Discrimination-basis:

Religion discrimination

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit