Case: EEOC v. JAMAL & KAMAL INC (d/b/a IHOP)

2:05-cv-02667 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana

Filed Date: June 29, 2005

Closed Date: 2009

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Case Summary

In June 2005, the EEOC district office in New Orleans, Louisiana brought this suit against Jamal & Kamal, Inc., doing business as International House of Pancakes, a national restaurant chain, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. The complaint state that a group of female employees were repeatedly subject to sexual and gender-based harassment in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the women alleged that a manager constantly made de…

In June 2005, the EEOC district office in New Orleans, Louisiana brought this suit against Jamal & Kamal, Inc., doing business as International House of Pancakes, a national restaurant chain, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. The complaint state that a group of female employees were repeatedly subject to sexual and gender-based harassment in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the women alleged that a manager constantly made derogatory remarks, engaged in inappropriate and unwanted touching, initiated graphic conversation, and belittled them in front of other employees and patrons.

The parties entered a consent decree in November 2006. The consent decree stated that the defendant would not discriminate on the basis of sex, would never rehire the offending manager, would provide EEO training to the owner of the defendant corporation and all managers, would make semiannual reports to the EEOC regarding all complaints of sexual harassment, and would pay the group of women a total of $60,000 in satisfaction of all claims presented in this litigation. The decree was to last for three years. The docket sheet doesn't show any further enforcement took place; the case was presumably closed in 2009.

Summary Authors

Jason Chester (6/12/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:05-cv-02667

Docket

EEOC v. Jamal & Kamal Inc

Nov. 17, 2006

Nov. 17, 2006

Docket
1

2:05-cv-02667

Complaint

EEOC v. Jamal & Kamal Inc

June 29, 2005

June 29, 2005

Complaint
17

2:05-cv-02667

Order and Reasons

EEOC v. Jamal & Kamal Inc, d/b/a International House of Pancakes

2006 WL 285143, 2006 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 461

Feb. 7, 2006

Feb. 7, 2006

Order/Opinion
58

2:05-cv-02667

Order

EEOC v. Jamal & Kamal, Inc

2006 WL 2690226, 2006 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 662

Sept. 18, 2006

Sept. 18, 2006

Order/Opinion
70

2:05-cv-02667

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Jamal & Kamal Inc

Nov. 15, 2006

Nov. 15, 2006

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4271004/equal-employment-opportunity-commission-v-jamal-kamal-inc/

Last updated Aug. 7, 2022, 3:19 a.m.

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COMPLAINT against Jamal & Kamal, Inc. filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(caa, ) (Entered: 06/30/2005)

1 Civil Cover Sheet

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June 29, 2005

June 29, 2005

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2

Summons Issued as to Jamal & Kamal, Inc. (caa, ) (Entered: 06/30/2005)

June 29, 2005

June 29, 2005

PACER
3

WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed; waiver sent to Jamal & Kamal, Inc. on 6/29/2005, answer due 8/29/2005. (ijg, ) (Entered: 08/05/2005)

Aug. 4, 2005

Aug. 4, 2005

PACER
4

MOTION to Dismiss Case, or alternatively, MOTION for More Definite Statement by Jamal & Kamal, Inc.. Motion Hearing set for 12/21/2005 09:00 AM before Judge Lance M Africk. (ijg, ) (Entered: 12/01/2005)

Nov. 23, 2005

Nov. 23, 2005

PACER
5

ORDER Scheduling Conference set for 1/30/2006 09:30 AM before Judge Roby. Signed by Judge Karen Wells Roby on 12/2/05.(ijg, ) Modified on 12/21/2005 (ijg, ). (Entered: 12/06/2005)

Dec. 5, 2005

Dec. 5, 2005

PACER
6

MOTION to reset Hearing re 4 MOTION to Dismiss Case MOTION for More Definite Statement by Jamal & Kamal, Inc.. (ijg, ) (Entered: 12/15/2005)

Dec. 5, 2005

Dec. 5, 2005

PACER
7

ORDER that 4 MOTION to Dismiss Case MOTION for More Definite Statement filed by Jamal & Kamal, Inc. is continued w/o date as set forth in document 6 . Signed by Judge Lance M Africk on 12/9/2005.(ijg, ) (Entered: 12/15/2005)

Dec. 15, 2005

Dec. 15, 2005

PACER
8

RESPONSE to Motion filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission re 4 MOTION to Dismiss Case MOTION for More Definite Statement. (ijg, ) (Entered: 12/21/2005)

Dec. 21, 2005

Dec. 21, 2005

PACER
12

MOTION for Leave to File Reply Brief by Jamal & Kamal, Inc.. (ijg, ) (Entered: 02/01/2006)

Jan. 17, 2006

Jan. 17, 2006

PACER
9

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Karen Wells Roby : Scheduling Conference held on 1/30/2006. Final Pretrial Conference set for 11/16/2006 01:30 PM before Magistrate Judge Karen Wells Roby. Jury Trial set for 12/11/2006 08:30 AM before Judge Lance M Africk. (Attachments: # 1 Pre-Trial Notice) (ijg, ) (Entered: 01/31/2006)

Jan. 30, 2006

Jan. 30, 2006

PACER
10

ORDER Settlement Conference set for 5/31/2006 09:00 AM and 10/12/2006 10:00 AM before Magistrate Judge Karen Wells Roby. Signed by Judge Karen Wells Roby.(ijg, ) (Entered: 01/31/2006)

Jan. 30, 2006

Jan. 30, 2006

PACER
11

Notice of 636(c) Non Consent to Proceed Before a Magistrate Judge . Signed by Judge Karen Wells Roby.(ijg, ) (Entered: 01/31/2006)

Jan. 31, 2006

Jan. 31, 2006

PACER
13

ORDER granting 12 Motion for Leave to File Reply Brief. Signed by Judge Lance M Africk on 1/30/2006. (ijg, ) (Entered: 02/01/2006)

Jan. 31, 2006

Jan. 31, 2006

PACER
14

REPLY Brief filed by Jamal & Kamal, Inc. in support of 4 MOTION to Dismiss Case MOTION for More Definite Statement. (ijg, ) (Entered: 02/01/2006)

Jan. 31, 2006

Jan. 31, 2006

PACER
15

ORDER Scheduling Conference set for 2/22/2006 09:45 AM before courtroom deputy by telephone, by Clerk.(ijg, ) (Entered: 02/01/2006)

Feb. 1, 2006

Feb. 1, 2006

PACER
16

Order Revoking Case Referral to Magistrate Judge. Signed by Judge Lance M Africk on 2/2/2006.(ijg, ) (Entered: 02/03/2006)

Feb. 3, 2006

Feb. 3, 2006

PACER
17

ORDER denying 4 Motion to Dismiss Case, alternatively 4 Motion for More Definite Statement . Signed by Judge Lance M Africk. (ijg, ) (Entered: 02/07/2006)

Feb. 7, 2006

Feb. 7, 2006

RECAP
18

ANSWER to Complaint with Jury Demand by Defendant Jamal & Kamal, Inc..(ijg, ) (Entered: 02/21/2006)

Feb. 17, 2006

Feb. 17, 2006

PACER
19

SCHEDULING ORDER: Final Pretrial Conference set for 10/20/2006 11:00 AM before Judge Lance M Africk. Status Conference set for 3/23/2006 09:30 AM before Judge Lance M Africk. Jury Trial set for 11/13/2006 08:30 AM before Judge Lance M Africk.. Signed by Judge Lance M Africk. (Attachments: # 1 Pre-Trial Notice)(ijg, ) (Entered: 02/23/2006)

1 Pre-Trial Notice

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Feb. 22, 2006

Feb. 22, 2006

PACER
20

ORDER Settlement Conference set for 5/31/2006 02:00 PM before Magistrate Judge Karen Wells Roby. Signed by Judge Karen Wells Roby.(ijg, ) (Entered: 03/06/2006)

March 6, 2006

March 6, 2006

PACER
21

ORDER Status Conference set for 3/23/2006 09:30 AM before Judge Lance M Africk. Signed by Judge Lance M Africk.(ijg, ) (Entered: 03/07/2006)

March 7, 2006

March 7, 2006

PACER
22

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Lance M Africk : Status Conference held on 3/23/2006. PTC set 10/20/2006 11:00 AM. Trial set 11/13/2006 8:30 AM. (ijg, ) (Entered: 03/23/2006)

March 23, 2006

March 23, 2006

PACER
23

NOTICE to Take Deposition of Kamal Sbih by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(ijg, ) (Entered: 05/03/2006)

May 2, 2006

May 2, 2006

PACER
24

EXPARTE/CONSENT MOTION to Adopt Protective Order by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Jamal & Kamal, Inc.. (ijg, ) (Entered: 05/05/2006)

May 2, 2006

May 2, 2006

PACER
25

PROTECTIVE ORDER. Signed by Judge Lance M Africk on 5/3/2006.(ijg, ) (Entered: 05/05/2006)

May 4, 2006

May 4, 2006

PACER
26

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Karen Wells Roby : Settlement Conference held on 5/31/2006. (car, ) (Entered: 06/01/2006)

May 31, 2006

May 31, 2006

PACER
27

NOTICE to Take Deposition of Adam Jube by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Subpoena)(ijg, ) (Entered: 06/10/2006)

1 Subpoena

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June 8, 2006

June 8, 2006

PACER
28

NOTICE to Take Deposition of Jessie Jube by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Subpoena)(ijg, ) (Entered: 06/10/2006)

1 Subpoena

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June 8, 2006

June 8, 2006

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29

NOTICE to Take Deposition of Ann Turco by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(ijg, ) (Entered: 06/20/2006)

June 19, 2006

June 19, 2006

PACER
30

Return of Service of Subpoena served on Adam Jube on 6/13/06 by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(blg, ) (Entered: 06/22/2006)

June 20, 2006

June 20, 2006

PACER
31

Return of Service of Subpoena served on Jessie Jube on 6/14/06 by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(blg, ) (Entered: 06/22/2006)

June 20, 2006

June 20, 2006

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33

USM Return of Service of deposition subpoena served on Adam Jube on 6/13/2006 by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(ijg, ) (Entered: 07/01/2006)

June 26, 2006

June 26, 2006

PACER
34

USM Return of Service of deposition subpoena served on Jessie Jube on 6/14/2006 by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(ijg, ) (Entered: 07/01/2006)

June 26, 2006

June 26, 2006

PACER
32

NOTICE to Take Deposition of Jose Leon by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(cms, ) (Entered: 06/28/2006)

June 27, 2006

June 27, 2006

PACER
35

CONSENT PROTECTIVE ORDER. Signed by Judge Karen Wells Roby on 7/3/2006.(ijg, ) (Entered: 07/05/2006)

July 5, 2006

July 5, 2006

PACER
36

MOTION to Compel by Jamal & Kamal, Inc. Motion Hearing set for 8/30/2006 11:00 AM before Magistrate Judge Karen Wells Roby. (Attachments: # 1 Rule 37.1 Certificate# 2 Memorandum in Support # 3 Exhibits# 4 Notice of Hearing)(ijg, ) (Entered: 08/15/2006)

1 Rule 37.1 Certificate

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2 Memorandum in Support

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3 Exhibits

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4 Notice of Hearing

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Aug. 14, 2006

Aug. 14, 2006

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37

DOCUMENT STRICKEN - NOTICE to Take Deposition of AHAB MOHAMMED & 30(B)(6) DESIGNEE by all plaintiffs.(Graham, Nancy) Modified on 8/18/2006 (ijg, ). (Entered: 08/17/2006)

Aug. 17, 2006

Aug. 17, 2006

PACER
38

Correction of Docket Entry by Clerk re 37 Notice to Take Deposition - Document has been stricken pursuant to FRCP 5(d). (ijg, ) (Entered: 08/18/2006)

Aug. 17, 2006

Aug. 17, 2006

PACER
39

Witness List by all plaintiffs. (Graham, Nancy) (Entered: 08/18/2006)

Aug. 18, 2006

Aug. 18, 2006

PACER
40

Correction of Docket Entry by Clerk re 39 Witness List ; Typed name omitted by s/; Attorney advised of signature requirements. (ijg, ) (Entered: 08/18/2006)

Aug. 18, 2006

Aug. 18, 2006

PACER
41

Witness List by all plaintiffs. (Graham, Nancy) (Entered: 08/19/2006)

Aug. 19, 2006

Aug. 19, 2006

PACER
42

Exhibit List by all plaintiffs. (Graham, Nancy) (Entered: 08/21/2006)

Aug. 21, 2006

Aug. 21, 2006

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43

Witness and Exhibit List by Jamal & Kamal, Inc.. (cms, ) (Entered: 08/23/2006)

Aug. 22, 2006

Aug. 22, 2006

PACER
44

Witness and Exhibit List by Jamal & Kamal, Inc.. (cms, ) (Entered: 08/23/2006)

Aug. 22, 2006

Aug. 22, 2006

PACER
45

RESPONSE/MEMORANDUM in Opposition filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission re 36 MOTION to Compel. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit # 2 Exhibit)(ala) (Entered: 08/24/2006)

1 Affidavit

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2 Exhibit

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Aug. 22, 2006

Aug. 22, 2006

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46

ORDER Status Conference set for 8/30/2006 02:00 PM before Judge Lance M Africk.. Signed by Judge Lance M Africk.(ijg, ) (Entered: 08/28/2006)

Aug. 25, 2006

Aug. 25, 2006

PACER
48

EXPARTE/CONSENT MOTION for Leave to File Reply Brief by Jamal & Kamal, Inc.. (ijg, ) (Entered: 08/29/2006)

Aug. 28, 2006

Aug. 28, 2006

PACER
47

ORDER Setting/Resetting ORAL argument on 36 MOTION to Compel: Motion Hearing set for 8/30/2006 11:00 PM before Magistrate Judge Karen Wells Roby.. Signed by Judge Karen Wells Roby.(car, ) (Entered: 08/29/2006)

Aug. 29, 2006

Aug. 29, 2006

PACER
49

ORDER granting 48 Motion for Leave to File Reply Brief. Signed by Judge Karen Wells Roby on 8/28/2006. (ijg, ) (Entered: 08/29/2006)

Aug. 29, 2006

Aug. 29, 2006

PACER
50

REPLY BRIEF filed by Jamal & Kamal, Inc. in Support of 36 MOTION to Compel. (ijg, ) (Entered: 08/29/2006)

Aug. 29, 2006

Aug. 29, 2006

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51

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Lance M Africk : Status Conference held on 8/30/2006. (ijg, ) (Entered: 08/31/2006)

Aug. 30, 2006

Aug. 30, 2006

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52

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Karen Wells Roby : Motion Hearing held on 8/30/2006 re 36 MOTION to Compel filed by Jamal & Kamal, Inc. - mtn submitted. (car, ) (Entered: 08/31/2006)

Aug. 30, 2006

Aug. 30, 2006

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53

ORDER 52 Minute Entry dated August 30, 2006. Signed by Judge Lance M Africk.(ijg, ) (Entered: 09/05/2006)

Sept. 5, 2006

Sept. 5, 2006

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54

MOTION for Partial Summary Judgment by Jamal & Kamal, Inc.. Motion Hearing set for 9/20/2006 09:00 AM before Judge Lance M Africk. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibits# 2 Memorandum in Support # 3 Statement of Contested/Uncontested Facts # 4 Notice of Hearing)(ijg, ) (Entered: 09/06/2006)

1 Exhibits

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2 Memorandum in Support

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3 Statement of Contested/Uncontested Facts

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4 Notice of Hearing

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Sept. 5, 2006

Sept. 5, 2006

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55

MOTION For Leave to Add Donna Davis as Class Member by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibits# 2 Exhibit (IHOP's) FRCP Rule 26(a)(1) Initial Disclosures# 3 Exhibit (First Set of Interrogatories to Defendant))(ijg, ) (Entered: 09/09/2006)

1 Exhibits

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2 Exhibit (IHOP's) FRCP Rule 26(a)(1) Initial Disclosures

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3 Exhibit (First Set of Interrogatories to Defendant)

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Sept. 7, 2006

Sept. 7, 2006

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56

RESPONSE/MEMORANDUM in Opposition filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission re 54 MOTION for Partial Summary Judgment. (Attachments: # 1 Statement of Contested/Uncontested Facts # 2 Affidavit # 3 Exhibit 1-4# 4 Exhibits 5-7)(ijg, ) (Entered: 09/13/2006)

1 Statement of Contested/Uncontested Facts

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2 Affidavit

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3 Exhibit 1-4

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4 Exhibits 5-7

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Sept. 12, 2006

Sept. 12, 2006

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57

RESPONSE/MEMORANDUM in Opposition filed by Jamal & Kamal, Inc. re 55 MOTION For Leave to Add Donna Davis as Class Member. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit # 2 Exhibit (continued)# 3 Exhibit (Continued))(ijg, ) (Entered: 09/15/2006)

1 Exhibit

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2 Exhibit (continued)

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3 Exhibit (Continued)

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Sept. 14, 2006

Sept. 14, 2006

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58

ORDER granting 36 Motion to Compel . Signed by Judge Karen Wells Roby. (car, ) (Entered: 09/18/2006)

Sept. 18, 2006

Sept. 18, 2006

RECAP
59

EXPARTE/CONSENT MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages by Jamal & Kamal, Inc.. (ijg, ) (Entered: 09/22/2006)

Sept. 19, 2006

Sept. 19, 2006

PACER
60

ORDER granting 59 Motion for Leave to File Excess Pages . Signed by Judge Lance M Africk on 9/20/2006. (ijg, ) (Entered: 09/22/2006)

Sept. 21, 2006

Sept. 21, 2006

PACER
61

REPLY to Response to Motion filed by Jamal & Kamal, Inc. re 54 MOTION for Partial Summary Judgment. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibits)(ijg, ) (Entered: 09/22/2006)

1 Exhibits

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Sept. 21, 2006

Sept. 21, 2006

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62

MOTION to Amend/Correct 43 Witness and Exhibit List, 44 Witness and Exhibit List and MOTION for Expedited Consideration Thereon by Jamal & Kamal, Inc.. Motion Hearing set for 10/25/2006 09:00 AM before Judge Lance M Africk. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support # 2 Exhibits# 3 Notice of Hearing # 4 Certificate of Counsel)(gec, ) (Entered: 10/10/2006)

1 Memorandum in Support

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2 Exhibits

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3 Notice of Hearing

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4 Certificate of Counsel

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Sept. 28, 2006

Sept. 28, 2006

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64

ORDER denying 62 Motion to Expedite Hearing on Motion to Amend Witness and Exhibit Lists. Signed by Judge Lance M Africk on 10/6/06. (gec, ) (Entered: 10/10/2006)

Oct. 6, 2006

Oct. 6, 2006

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63

UNSIGNED ORDER re 62 MOTION to Amend Witness and Exhibit Lists. (gec, ) Modified on 10/10/2006 (gec, ). (Entered: 10/10/2006)

Oct. 10, 2006

Oct. 10, 2006

PACER
65

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Karen Wells Roby : Settlement Conference held on 10/12/2006. (car, ) (Entered: 10/12/2006)

Oct. 12, 2006

Oct. 12, 2006

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66

ORDER DISMISSING CASE without prejudice. Signed by Judge Lance M Africk on 10/12/06.(gec, ) (Entered: 10/13/2006)

Oct. 12, 2006

Oct. 12, 2006

PACER
67

ORDER Case has settled. Signed by Judge Lance M Africk.(gec, ) (Entered: 10/13/2006)

Oct. 12, 2006

Oct. 12, 2006

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68

EXPARTE/CONSENT MOTION to approve and enter consent decree and to dismiss action by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (ijg, ) (Entered: 11/17/2006)

Nov. 13, 2006

Nov. 13, 2006

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70

CONSENT DECREE 68 . Signed by Judge Lance M Africk on 11/14/2006.(ijg, ) (Entered: 11/17/2006)

Nov. 15, 2006

Nov. 15, 2006

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69

ORDER granting 68 Motion to approve and enter consent decree and to dismiss action . Signed by Judge Lance M Africk on 11/14/2006. (ijg, ) (Entered: 11/17/2006)

Nov. 17, 2006

Nov. 17, 2006

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: Louisiana

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: June 29, 2005

Closing Date: 2009

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

Jamal & Kamal, Inc. (Covington, LA), 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

Any published opinion

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: 60000

Order Duration: 2006 - 2009

Content of Injunction:

Reporting

Discrimination Prohibition

Retaliation Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Implement complaint/dispute resolution process

Recordkeeping

Monitoring

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits