Case: EEOC v. Tmbr/Sharp Drilling

7:02-cv-00065 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

Filed Date: Aug. 15, 2001

Closed Date: Oct. 28, 2002

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Case Summary

In August 2001 the El Paso, TX and San Antonio, TX offices of the EEOC brought this suit against TMBR/SHARP Drilling, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas. The complaint is unavailable, but documents indicate that the EEOC alleged racial harassment in violation of Title VII. The EEOC's suit charged TMBR with creating a racially hostile work environment for the African-American employee and four of his White co-workers because of their association with him. Five private plaintiffs intervened in the action. The case was settled and dismissed by both parties in October 2002. The exact details of the settlement agreement are unavailable; however documents indicate that the five private plaintiffs were awarded $859,000 to be divided equally.

Summary Authors

Kevin Wilemon (10/31/2007)

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Docket (PACER)

EEOC v. TMBR/SHARP Drilling

Oct. 28, 2002

Oct. 28, 2002

Docket
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Final Order of Dismissal

EEOC v. TMBR/SHARP Drilling

Oct. 28, 2002

Oct. 28, 2002

Order/Opinion

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EEOC Racial Harassment Suit Against Texas Drilling Company Settles for $859,000

EEOC v. TMBR/SHARP Drilling

No Court

Oct. 29, 2002

Oct. 29, 2002

Press Release

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Office of General Counsel FY 2003 Annual Report

EEOC v. TMBR/SHARP Drilling

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Jan. 5, 2005

Jan. 5, 2005

Press Release

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 7, 2022, 3:02 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link

Case assigned to Honorable Edward C. Prado (aq) (Entered: 08/16/2001)

Aug. 15, 2001

Aug. 15, 2001

1

Complaint filed. Plaintiff is U.S. Agency, no filing fee required (Pages: 5) (aq) (Entered: 08/16/2001)

Aug. 15, 2001

Aug. 15, 2001

2

Waiver of Service by TMBR/SHARP Drilling, ; Notice and Request Mailed on 8/28/01 ; Answer due on 10/29/01 for TMBR/SHARP Drilling, (fe) (Entered: 10/04/2001)

Oct. 3, 2001

Oct. 3, 2001

3

Motion by TMBR/SHARP Drilling, to dismiss or transfer venue (fe) (Entered: 10/15/2001)

Oct. 15, 2001

Oct. 15, 2001

4

Memorandum by TMBR/SHARP Drilling, in support of motion to dismiss or transfer venue [3-1] (fe) (Entered: 10/15/2001)

Oct. 15, 2001

Oct. 15, 2001

5

Appendix for motion to dismiss or transfer venue [3-1] by TMBR/SHARP Drilling, (fe) (Entered: 10/15/2001)

Oct. 15, 2001

Oct. 15, 2001

6

Response by Equal Employment motion to dismiss or transfer venue [3- 1] (fe) (Entered: 10/29/2001)

Oct. 29, 2001

Oct. 29, 2001

7

Motion to intervene (fe) (Entered: 11/15/2001)

Nov. 15, 2001

Nov. 15, 2001

8

Response by TMBR/SHARP Drilling, in opposition to motion to intervene [7-1] (fe) (Entered: 11/29/2001)

Nov. 29, 2001

Nov. 29, 2001

9

Reply by Equal Employment to response to motion to intervene [7-1] (fe) (Entered: 12/07/2001)

Dec. 7, 2001

Dec. 7, 2001

10

Reply by TMBR/SHARP Drilling, to response to motion to intervene [7- 1], motion to dismiss or transfer venue [3-1] (fe) (Entered: 12/10/2001)

Dec. 10, 2001

Dec. 10, 2001

11

Notice of filing by discovery plan Equal Employment, TMBR/SHARP Drilling, (fe) (Entered: 12/17/2001)

Dec. 14, 2001

Dec. 14, 2001

12

Motion to intervene by Gary Reagan (fe) (Entered: 01/14/2002)

Jan. 11, 2002

Jan. 11, 2002

14

Response by TMBR/SHARP Drilling, in opposition to motion to intervene by Gary Reagan [12-1] (fe) (Entered: 01/28/2002)

Jan. 25, 2002

Jan. 25, 2002

15

Motion by TMBR/SHARP Drilling, to Deem Matters Admitted and Motion to Supplment Deft's motion to Transfer Venue with Deemed Admissions (fe) (Entered: 02/19/2002)

Feb. 15, 2002

Feb. 15, 2002

16

Response by Equal Employment in opposition to motion to Deem Matters Admitted and Motion to Supplment Deft's motion to Transfer Venue with Deemed Admissions [15-1] (fe) (Entered: 02/26/2002)

Feb. 26, 2002

Feb. 26, 2002

17

Alternate Dispute Resolution Report filed by Equal Employment, TMBR/SHARP Drilling,, a Party(s) agree to Alternate Dispute Resolution (fe) (Entered: 02/27/2002)

Feb. 27, 2002

Feb. 27, 2002

18

Reply by TMBR/SHARP Drilling, to response to motion to Deem Matters Admitted and Motion to Supplment Deft's motion to Transfer Venue with Deemed Admissions [15-1], motion to intervene by Gary Reagan [12-1], motion to intervene [7-1] (fe) (Entered: 03/12/2002)

March 11, 2002

March 11, 2002

19

Joint motion by Equal Employment, TMBR/SHARP Drilling, to extend time deadlines (fe) (Entered: 03/20/2002)

March 20, 2002

March 20, 2002

20

Combined Witness and Exhibit List by Equal Employment (fe) (Entered: 04/03/2002)

April 3, 2002

April 3, 2002

21

Scheduling order setting Joining of parties, amending of pleadings on 5/1/02 Deadline for filing of all motions 8/5/02 Discovery cutoff 7/1/02 ; Alternate Dispute Resolution Report due by 2/27/02 ; Jury Selection set for 9:00 9/30/02 ; Jury trial set for 9:00 9/30/02 (fe) (Entered: 04/15/2002)

April 15, 2002

April 15, 2002

22

Motion by TMBR/SHARP Drilling, for leave to file answer subject to motion to dismiss or in the alternative to transfer venue (fe) (Entered: 05/01/2002)

May 1, 2002

May 1, 2002

23

Order granting motion to dismiss or transfer venue [3-1] Court transfers this case to the Midland-Odessa Division. (fe) (Entered: 05/09/2002)

May 9, 2002

May 9, 2002

Case reopened (fe) (Entered: 05/09/2002)

May 9, 2002

May 9, 2002

Mooted motions motion to Deem Matters Admitted and Motion to Supplment Deft's motion to Transfer Venue with Deemed Admissions [15-1] (motion termed with order transferring venue) (sm) (Entered: 06/10/2002)

May 9, 2002

May 9, 2002

Original file, certified copy of transfer order and docket sheet received from El Paso Division (sm) (Entered: 05/31/2002)

May 14, 2002

May 14, 2002

Case reassigned from Honorable Edward C. Prado to Hon. W. R. Furgeson Jr. (sm) (Entered: 05/31/2002)

May 14, 2002

May 14, 2002

25

Order cancelling motion hearing pending results of mediation; court to be promptly notified of results of July 9, 2002 mediation (sm) (Entered: 07/08/2002)

July 8, 2002

July 8, 2002

26

Motion by Equal Employment for leave to file amended complaint (fe) (Entered: 07/15/2002)

July 15, 2002

July 15, 2002

27

Response by TMBR/SHARP Drilling, in opposition to motion for leave to file amended complaint [26-1] (fe) (Entered: 07/24/2002)

July 24, 2002

July 24, 2002

28

Order Motion hearing motion for leave to file amended complaint [26-1] for 2:30 8/2/02, motion for leave to file answer subject to motion to dismiss or in the alternative to transfer venue [22-1] for 2:30 8/2/02 (fe) (Entered: 07/25/2002)

July 25, 2002

July 25, 2002

29

Notice of attorney appearance for Doran Ballard, Lyle Stickney, Graylon Wright by Brian Carney (sm) (Entered: 08/02/2002)

Aug. 2, 2002

Aug. 2, 2002

30

Response by Equal Employment motion for leave to file answer subject to motion to dismiss or in the alternative to transfer venue [22-1] (fe) (Entered: 08/05/2002)

Aug. 2, 2002

Aug. 2, 2002

Motion hearing held for the following motions: [26-1], [22-1], [12-1], [7- 1] (fe) (Entered: 08/06/2002)

Aug. 2, 2002

Aug. 2, 2002

31

Minutes of proceedings for Motion hearing conducted on 8/2/02 by Judge Furgeson. Court Reporter: Denver Roden (fe) (Entered: 08/06/2002)

Aug. 2, 2002

Aug. 2, 2002

32

Order granting motion to intervene by Gary Reagan [12-1], granting motion to intervene [7-1] (fe) (Entered: 08/07/2002)

Aug. 5, 2002

Aug. 5, 2002

33

Order granting motion for leave to file amended complaint [26-1] (fe) (Entered: 08/07/2002)

Aug. 5, 2002

Aug. 5, 2002

34

Amended complaint by Equal Employment , amending complaint [1-1] (Pages: 6) (fe) (Entered: 08/07/2002)

Aug. 5, 2002

Aug. 5, 2002

35

Order mooting motion for leave to file answer subject to motion to dismiss or in the alternative to transfer venue [22-1], mooting joint motion to extend time deadlines [19-1] (sm) (Entered: 08/26/2002)

Aug. 26, 2002

Aug. 26, 2002

36

Joint motion by Equal Employment, TMBR/SHARP Drilling, Doran Ballard, Lyle Stickney, Graylon Wright, Norman Ballard, Gary Reagan to dismiss action with prejudice (fe) (Entered: 10/25/2002)

Oct. 25, 2002

Oct. 25, 2002

37

Order granting joint motion to dismiss action with prejudice [36-1]. Ordered that each party bear its own costs. Ordered that all pending motions be denied as moot. (fe) Modified on 10/28/2002 (Entered: 10/28/2002)

Oct. 28, 2002

Oct. 28, 2002

Case Details

State / Territory: Texas

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Aug. 15, 2001

Closing Date: Oct. 28, 2002

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

TMBR/SHARP Drilling, Inc., Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Voluntary Dismissal

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

Black

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit