Case: EEOC v. CENTRAL PARK LODGES LONG TERM CARE INC (d/b/a LINDEN GROVE HEALTH CARE CENTER)

3:04-cv-05627 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington

Filed Date: Sept. 24, 2004

Closed Date: May 13, 2008

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Case Summary

In September 2004, the Seattle District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Central Park Lodges Long Term Care, Inc., d/b/a Linden Grove Health Care Center, in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. The complaint alleged that the defendant discriminated against the charging parties, employees in the defendant's residential care facility, on the basis of their race (African American, Hispanic or Asian American) by subjecting them to harassment, making race-base…

In September 2004, the Seattle District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Central Park Lodges Long Term Care, Inc., d/b/a Linden Grove Health Care Center, in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. The complaint alleged that the defendant discriminated against the charging parties, employees in the defendant's residential care facility, on the basis of their race (African American, Hispanic or Asian American) by subjecting them to harassment, making race-based work assignments, and denying them promotions because of their race. In October 2004, seven charging parties intervened in the suit. After some scheduling orders, a proposed consent decree was submitted to the court for preliminary approval in January 2005, and the parties reached a final settlement in May 2005 through a consent decree.

The three-year decree, containing non-discrimination and non-retaliation clauses, required the defendant to: revise and distribute its EEO policy, provide annual EEO training for all employees, post a notice of the settlement, report to the EEOC every six months, provide neutral references for the charging parties, expunge the charging parties' personnel files of all references to the charges of discrimination, and post job vacancies in a designated employee area. In addition, the defendant agreed to pay $270,000 to be divided among eight charging parties; $100,000 to establish a settlement fund; and $130,000 for the charging parties' attorneys' fees. The terms of the agreement were to run for 3 years. The docket sheet does not show any further enforcement took place; the case was presumably closed in 2008.

Summary Authors

Michele Marxkors (6/25/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

3:04-cv-05627

Docket (PACER)

EEOC v. Central Park Lodges Long Term Care, Inc.

July 19, 2005

July 19, 2005

Docket
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Complaint

EEOC v. Central Park Lodges Long Term Care, Inc.

Sept. 24, 2004

Sept. 24, 2004

Complaint
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Intervenor's Complaint for Damages

EEOC v. Central Park Lodges Long Term Care, Inc.

Oct. 18, 2004

Oct. 18, 2004

Complaint
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Intervenor's First Amended Complaint for Damages

EEOC v. Central Park Lodges Long Term Care, Inc.

Nov. 9, 2004

Nov. 9, 2004

Complaint
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Final Order Approving Consent Decree

EEOC v. Central Park Lodges Long Term Care, Inc.

May 13, 2005

May 13, 2005

Settlement Agreement
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Consent Decree and Order of Dismissal

EEOC v. Central Park Lodges Long Term Care, Inc.

May 18, 2005

May 18, 2005

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4677422/equal-employment-opportunity-commission-v-central-park-lodges-long-term/

Last updated Aug. 1, 2022, 3:14 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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COMPLAINT (Summons(es) issued) (Receipt # waived) (Attachments: # (1) Civil Cover Sheet, #(2) Info Sheet)(DN, ) (Entered: 09/27/2004)

Sept. 24, 2004

Sept. 24, 2004

33

FINAL ORDER approving Consent Decree, by Judge Ronald B. Leighton. (CAR, )

May 13, 2005

May 13, 2005

RECAP
2

MOTION to Intervene. Noting Date 10/15/2004. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service # 2 Proposed Order)(Rarangol, Roxanne) (Entered: 09/27/2004)

Sept. 27, 2004

Sept. 27, 2004

3

DECLARATION of Artis C. Grant, Jr. filed by Intervenor Plaintiffs Norma Ballard, Barbara Bershell, Veronica Brady, Kesha Gantt, Lorraine Moore, Cathy Wise, Sadarah Yarbrough re 2 MOTION to Intervene (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit # 2 Exhibit # 3 Exhibit # 4 Exhibit)(Rarangol, Roxanne) (Entered: 09/27/2004)

Sept. 27, 2004

Sept. 27, 2004

4

ORDER REGARDING DISCOVERY AND DEPOSITIONS; signed by Debbie Nelson, as directed by Judge Ronald B. Leighton. (DN, ) (Entered: 09/28/2004)

Sept. 28, 2004

Sept. 28, 2004

5

ORDER REGARDING INITIAL DISCLOSURES, JOINT STATUS REPORT AND EARLY SETTLEMENT Joint Status Report due by 1/3/2005; signed by Debbie Nelson, as directed by Judge Ronald B. Leighton. (DN, ) (Entered: 09/28/2004)

Sept. 28, 2004

Sept. 28, 2004

6

NOTICE of Appearance by attorney Holly M Hearn on behalf of Defendant Central Park Lodges Long Term Care Inc. (Hearn, Holly) (Entered: 09/29/2004)

Sept. 29, 2004

Sept. 29, 2004

7

SERVICE OF SUMMONS and Complaint returned executed upon Holly Hearn Esq on 9/29/04 (CAR, ) (Entered: 10/07/2004)

Oct. 4, 2004

Oct. 4, 2004

8

ANSWER to Complaint by Central Park Lodges Long Term Care Inc.. (Hearn, Holly) (Entered: 10/14/2004)

Oct. 14, 2004

Oct. 14, 2004

9

ORDER granting 2 Motion to Intervene; signed by Judge Ronald B. Leighton.(DN, ) (Entered: 10/15/2004)

Oct. 15, 2004

Oct. 15, 2004

10

Intervenor COMPLAINT, filed by Norma Ballard, Veronica Brady, Barbara Bershell, Sadarah Yarbrough, Kesha Gantt, Cathy Wise, Lorraine Moore; with JURY DEMAND.(Rarangol, Roxanne) Modified text on 10/19/2004 (AF, ). (Entered: 10/18/2004)

Oct. 18, 2004

Oct. 18, 2004

11

PRAECIPE TO ISSUE SUMMONS re 10 Intervenor Complaint by Intervenor Plaintiffs Norma Ballard, Veronica Brady, Barbara Bershell, Sadarah Yarbrough, Kesha Gantt, Cathy Wise, Lorraine Moore. (Attachments: # 1 Summons re Central Park# 2 Summons re Donna Stromski# 3 Summons re John Doe Stromski# 4 Summons re Marietta Andreasen# 5 Summons re John Doe Andreasen)(Rarangol, Roxanne) (Entered: 10/18/2004)

Oct. 18, 2004

Oct. 18, 2004

Summons Issued as to Intervenor Defendants John Doe Andreasen, Marietta Andreasen, Donna Stromski, John Doe Stromski, Central Park Lodges Long Term Care Inc.. (CAR, ) (Entered: 10/19/2004)

Oct. 19, 2004

Oct. 19, 2004

12

AMENDED COMPLAINT against defendant John Doe Andreasen, Marietta Andreasen, Donna Stromski, John Doe Stromski, Central Park Lodges Long Term Care Inc., filed by Norma Ballard, Veronica Brady, Barbara Bershell, Sadarah Yarbrough, Kesha Gantt, Cathy Wise, Lorraine Moore.(Rarangol, Roxanne) (Entered: 11/09/2004)

Nov. 9, 2004

Nov. 9, 2004

13

STIPULATION For Extension of Time to Hold FRCP 26(f) Conference, Exchange Initial Disclosures and File Combined Joint Status Report by parties. (Attachments: # 1proposed order)(Olson, Kathryn) Modified on 12/21/2004; text edited/attachment named (CAR, ). (Entered: 12/20/2004)

Dec. 20, 2004

Dec. 20, 2004

14

ORDER re 13 Stipulation for Extension of Time, FRCP 26f Conference Deadline is 1/20/2005, Initial Disclosure Deadline is 1/27/2005, Joint Status Report due by 2/3/2005; signed by Judge Ronald B. Leighton. (DN, ) (Entered: 12/21/2004)

Dec. 21, 2004

Dec. 21, 2004

15

Stipulated MOTION Joint Motion Requesting Preliminary Approval of Proposed Consent Decree And Requesting Fairness Hearing by Defendant Central Park Lodges Long Term Care Inc.. Noting Date 1/28/2005. (Attachments: # 1 # 2 # 3 # 4 # 5)(Hearn, Holly) Modified on 1/28/2005, NAMED ATTACHMENTS; INCORRECT IMAGE ATTACHED RE: MOTION, COUNSEL TO REFILE, SEE DOCUMENT #16 (KN, ). (Entered: 01/28/2005)

Jan. 28, 2005

Jan. 28, 2005

16

AMENDED DOCUMENT by Defendant Central Park Lodges Long Term Care Inc.. Amendment to 15 Stipulated MOTION Joint Motion Requesting Preliminary Approval of Proposed Consent Decree And Requesting Fairness Hearing Attaching correct image . (Hearn, Holly) (Entered: 01/28/2005)

Jan. 28, 2005

Jan. 28, 2005

NOTICE of Docket Text Modification re 15 Stipulated MOTION Joint Motion Requesting Preliminary Approval of Proposed Consent Decree And Requesting Fairness Hearing : named attachments; incorrect image attached re:motion, counsel refiled, see document 16 (KN, ) (Entered: 01/28/2005)

Jan. 28, 2005

Jan. 28, 2005

17

PRAECIPE re 15 Stipulated MOTION Requesting Preliminary Approval of Proposed Consent Decree And Requesting Fairness Hearing , 16 Notice of Docket Text Modification re Praecipe to Consent Decree and [Proposed] Order of Dismissal by Defendant Central Park Lodges Long Term Care Inc. (Hearn, Holly) Modified on 2/1/2005:text edited (CAR, ). (Entered: 01/31/2005)

Jan. 31, 2005

Jan. 31, 2005

18

Second PRAECIPE to 17 Consent Decree and [Proposed] Order of Dismissal by Defendant Central Park Lodges Long Term Care Inc. (Hearn, Holly) Modified on 2/2/2005:text edited (CAR, ). (Entered: 02/01/2005)

Feb. 1, 2005

Feb. 1, 2005

19

PRAECIPE to replace by 11 of the 15 Joint Motion Requesting Preliminary Approval of Proposed Consent Decree And Requesting Fairness Hearing by Defendant Central Park Lodges Long Term Care Inc. (Hearn, Holly) Modified on 2/2/2005:text edited (CAR, ). (Entered: 02/01/2005)

Feb. 1, 2005

Feb. 1, 2005

20

NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL OF COUNSEL: Attorney Kathryn S Loppnow for Defendant Central Park Lodges Long Term Care Inc.. (Hearn, Holly) (Entered: 02/02/2005)

Feb. 2, 2005

Feb. 2, 2005

21

ORDER PRELIMINARILY APPROVING PROPOSED CONSENT DECREE: Setting a Fairness Hearing for 5/27/2005 09:00 AM in B Courtroom before Hon. Ronald B. Leighton, Signed by Judge Ronald B. Leighton. (JAB, ) (Entered: 02/08/2005)

Feb. 3, 2005

Feb. 3, 2005

22

NOTICE OF PROPOSED CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT AND CONSENT DECREE (JAB, ) (Entered: 02/08/2005)

Feb. 8, 2005

Feb. 8, 2005

23

NOTICE of Appearance by attorney Artis C Grant, Jr on behalf of Intervenor Plaintiffs Norma Ballard, Veronica Brady, Barbara Bershell, Sadarah Yarbrough, Kesha Gantt, Cathy Wise, Lorraine Moore (Grant, Artis) (Entered: 02/10/2005)

Feb. 10, 2005

Feb. 10, 2005

24

STIPULATION AND PROPOSED ORDER RE: First Class Mailing of Notice of Proposed Class Action Settlement and Consent Decree by parties. (Attachments: #(1)Exhibit A)(Hearn, Holly) Modified on 2/16/2005:text edited/attachment named (CAR, ). (Entered: 02/15/2005)

Feb. 15, 2005

Feb. 15, 2005

25

ORDER on STIPULATION 24 Re First Class Mailing of Notice of Proposed Class Action Settlement and Consent Decree, signed by Judge Ronald B. Leighton. (DN, ) (Entered: 02/16/2005)

Feb. 16, 2005

Feb. 16, 2005

26

STIPULATION AND PROPOSED ORDER to Reschedule the Fairness Hearing to May 13, 2005, 1:30 p.m. by parties. (Rarangol, Roxanne) (Entered: 04/06/2005)

April 6, 2005

April 6, 2005

27

ORDER on STIPULATION re 26 Rescheduling Fairness Hearing to May 13, 2005 at 1:30 p.m.; signed by Judge Ronald B. Leighton. (DN, ) (Entered: 04/08/2005)

April 8, 2005

April 8, 2005

28

MOTION to Approve Consent Judgment Joint Motion for Final Approval of Consent Decree by Defendant Central Park Lodges Long Term Care Inc.. Noting Date 5/13/2005.Oral Argument Requested. (Attachments: # 1Motion for Approval of Consent Decree # 2Proposed Consent Decree # 3Declaration of Holly Hern # 4Declaration of Kathryn Olson # 5)Declaration of Artis Grant -(Hearn, Holly)/ Modified on 5/4/2005 by clerk to add descriptions of attachments (PL ). Modified on 5/6/2005 to add descriptions in text(PL ). (Entered: 05/03/2005)

May 3, 2005

May 3, 2005

29

APPLICATION FOR ALLOWANCE OF REASONABLE ATTORNEY'S FEES AND COSTS by Intervenor Plaintiffs Norma Ballard, Veronica Brady, Barbara Bershell, Sadarah Yarbrough, Kesha Gantt, Cathy Wise, Lorraine Moore, Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1Application for allowance of reasonable attorney's fees) (Grant, Artis) Modified on 5/9/2005:attachment named (CAR, ). Attachment is duplicate to main doc. See 31 for Proposed Order. Modified on 5/9/2005 (DM, ). (Entered: 05/06/2005)

May 6, 2005

May 6, 2005

30

DECLARATION of Artis C. Grant, Jr. filed by Intervenor Plaintiffs Norma Ballard, Veronica Brady, Barbara Bershell, Sadarah Yarbrough, Kesha Gantt, Cathy Wise, Lorraine Moore re 29 APPLICATION FOR ALLOWANCE OF REASONABLE ATTORNEY'S FEES AND COSTS (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1# 2 Exhibit 2-3)(Grant, Artis) Modified to create link on 5/9/2005 (DM, ). (Entered: 05/06/2005)

May 6, 2005

May 6, 2005

31

PRAECIPE to attach document (Proposed Order) re 29 Application, by Intervenor Plaintiffs Norma Ballard, Veronica Brady, Barbara Bershell, Sadarah Yarbrough, Kesha Gantt, Cathy Wise, Lorraine Moore. (Grant, Artis) (Entered: 05/06/2005)

May 6, 2005

May 6, 2005

Motion for Reasonable Attorney Fees and Costs (filed as an 29 Application); Noted by Clerk for 5/27/2005. (CAR, ) (Entered: 05/09/2005)

May 6, 2005

May 6, 2005

NOTICE of Docket Text Modification re 29 Application: Attachment is duplicate to main doc. See 31 for Proposed Order. (DM, ) (Entered: 05/09/2005)

May 6, 2005

May 6, 2005

NOTICE of Docket Text Modification re 30 Declaration: At filer's requst, re-linked to Application 29 rather than Motion 28 (DM, ) (Entered: 05/09/2005)

May 9, 2005

May 9, 2005

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MINUTE ENTRY for proceedings held before Judge Ronald B. Leighton - Dep Clerk: Jean Boring ; Pla Counsel: Art Grant/Roxanne Rarangol ; Def Counsel: Kathryn Olson/Michael Reiss ; CR: Julaine Ryen ; In Court Hearing held on 5/13/2005. For the reasons stated orally by Counsel and the Court the Motion for Reasonable Attorney Fees and Costs 29and 28 MOTION to Approve Consent Judgment Joint Motion for Final Approval of Consent Decree ARE GRANTED. Final Consent Decree approved. (JAB, ) (Entered: 05/13/2005)

May 13, 2005

May 13, 2005

35

Mail Returned as Undeliverable re 34 Decree addressed to "unknown"- unable to make out name (PL, ) (Entered: 06/08/2005)

June 6, 2005

June 6, 2005

36

REPORT re 34 Decree Defendants' Final Accounting of Payments Made Pursuant to Consent Decree by Defendant Central Park Lodges Long Term Care Inc.. (Hearn, Holly) (Entered: 07/19/2005)

July 19, 2005

July 19, 2005

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CONSENT DECREE and Order of Dismissal, signed by Judge Ronald B. Leighton. (DN, )

May 18, 2005

May 18, 2005

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Case Details

State / Territory: Washington

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 24, 2004

Closing Date: May 13, 2008

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: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Marietta Andreasen, Private Entity/Person

John Doe Andreasen, Private Entity/Person

Central Park Lodges Long Term Care, Inc. (Puyallup, WA), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

State law

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

State Anti-Discrimination Law

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: 500000

Order Duration: 2005 - 2008

Content of Injunction:

Neutral/Positive Reference

Expungement of Employment Record

Reporting

Discrimination Prohibition

Retaliation Prohibition

Other requirements regarding hiring, promotion, retention

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

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

Pay / Benefits

Promotion

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

Asian/Pacific Islander

Black

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit

National Origin/Ethnicity:

Hispanic