Case: EEOC v. PORT ARTHUR HOUSING AUTHORITY

1:01-cv-00520 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

Filed Date: July 31, 2001

Closed Date: Dec. 18, 2001

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Case Summary

In July 2001, the Houston District Office of the EEOC filed this suit against the Housing Authority of the City of Port Arthur, TX in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas alleging violations of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Specifically, the defendant forced one of the charging parties, a male employee, to involuntarily retire when he reached age seventy. In addition, the defendant required another female employee to work a reduced number of hours after she turned seventy years old. In December 2001, the parties settled through a consent decree. Under the terms of the decree, which included both anti-discrimination and anti-retaliation clauses, the defendant agreed to pay the charging party $22,500 and to give him a written offer of employment for reinstatement to his previous position.

Summary Authors

Kevin Wilemon (6/5/2007)

People


Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Adewale-Mendes, Rose (Texas)

Bowne, Timothy M. (Texas)

Reams, Gwendolyn Young (District of Columbia)

Sacher, Jim (Texas)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Adewale-Mendes, Rose (Texas)

Bowne, Timothy M. (Texas)

Reams, Gwendolyn Young (District of Columbia)

Sacher, Jim (Texas)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:01-cv-00520

Docket [PACER]

EEOC v. Port Arthur Housing Authority

Sept. 30, 2003

Sept. 30, 2003

Docket
1

1:01-cv-00520

Complaint

EEOC v. Port Arthur Housing Authority

July 31, 2001

July 31, 2001

Complaint
10

1:01-cv-00520

Agreed Consent Decree

EEOC v. Port Arthur Housing Authority

Dec. 18, 2001

Dec. 18, 2001

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 9, 2022, 3:19 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

Original Complaint filed. Cause: 42:2000 age discrimination (bst) (Entered: 07/31/2001)

July 31, 2001

July 31, 2001

Summons(es) issued for Housing Authority of the City of Port Arthur & handed to pla's atty for service (bst) (Entered: 07/31/2001)

July 31, 2001

July 31, 2001

Magistrate consent forms mailed to pla's atty Timothy Bowne (bst) (Entered: 07/31/2001)

July 31, 2001

July 31, 2001

2

Return of service executed as to Housing Authority 8/7/01 on sum/cmp. Answer due on 8/27/01 for Housing Authority (bjc) (Entered: 08/16/2001)

Aug. 16, 2001

Aug. 16, 2001

4

Return of service executed as to Housing Authority 8/7/01 Answer due on 8/27/01 for Housing Authority (mrp) (Entered: 08/29/2001)

Aug. 24, 2001

Aug. 24, 2001

3

Answer to original complaint by Housing Authority (mrp) (Entered: 08/28/2001)

Aug. 27, 2001

Aug. 27, 2001

Magistrate consent form mailed to atty for Housing Authority. (mrp) (Entered: 08/28/2001)

Aug. 28, 2001

Aug. 28, 2001

5

ORDER set scheduling conference for 1:30 11/19/01 by telephone before Judge Howell Cobb (signed by Judge Howell Cobb) cc: attys 8/30/01 (mrp) (Entered: 08/30/2001)

Aug. 30, 2001

Aug. 30, 2001

6

Notice of disclosure by Housing Authority (mrp) (Entered: 10/01/2001)

Sept. 28, 2001

Sept. 28, 2001

MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE set at 1:30 11/19/01 before Judge Howell Cobb cc: HC, attys (former empl) (Entered: 11/14/2001)

Nov. 14, 2001

Nov. 14, 2001

7

Notice of disclosure by EEOC (mrp) (Entered: 11/19/2001)

Nov. 19, 2001

Nov. 19, 2001

MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE held before Judge Howell Cobb via telephone. If the parties do not reach a settlement the case will be set for trial in March 2002 (former empl) (Entered: 11/21/2001)

Nov. 19, 2001

Nov. 19, 2001

9

JOINT MOTION by EEOC, Housing Authority to enter consent decree (sealed) (Entered: 12/14/2001)

Dec. 14, 2001

Dec. 14, 2001

10

Consent judgment. Dft agrees to pay, Joseph E Londow, the sum of $22,500.00 to resolve claims for back pay, lost insurance and pension benefits, liquidated damages, and other monetary relief brought by the EEOC in its Original complaint. The parties shall bear their own costs and atty's fees (signed by Judge Howell Cobb) cc: attys 12/21/01 (bjc) (Entered: 12/21/2001)

Dec. 18, 2001

Dec. 18, 2001

Case closed (bjc) (Entered: 12/21/2001)

Dec. 18, 2001

Dec. 18, 2001

Shipped to FRC on 9/30/2003, Accession Number 021-03-0445, Location B3408512, Box 22 of 23. (bst, ) (Entered: 08/16/2004)

Sept. 30, 2003

Sept. 30, 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: July 31, 2001

Closing Date: Dec. 18, 2001

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers.

Plaintiff Type(s):

EEOC Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Housing Authority of the City of Port Arthur, TX (Port Arthur), City

Case Details

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

Order Duration: 2001 - 2003

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment