Case: EEOC v. Triad Tax Services, Inc.

1:02-cv-02443 | U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Filed Date: Dec. 12, 2002

Closed Date: Oct. 20, 2004

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Case Summary

The Washington D.C. Office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, against Triad Tax Services, Inc. a.k.a. Triad Business Services, Inc. The complaint, filed in December 2002, alleged sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; specifically that Defendant sexually harassed the charging party and retaliated against her for complaining about the harassment.In October 2004 the court entered a default judgment agains…

The Washington D.C. Office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, against Triad Tax Services, Inc. a.k.a. Triad Business Services, Inc. The complaint, filed in December 2002, alleged sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; specifically that Defendant sexually harassed the charging party and retaliated against her for complaining about the harassment.

In October 2004 the court entered a default judgment against Defendant in the amount of $105,178.39, to be distributed between the charging party and another similarly situated employee. The default judgment also included injunctive provisions that would take effect if the Defendant resumes operations. In such case, the defendant would be enjoined from sexual discrimination, required to adopt an anti-discrimination policy, required to hire a human resources director to oversee complaint resolution, and required to train its managers regarding sexual harassment and complaint investigation.

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Kevin Wilemon (7/27/2007)

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Docket (PACER)

Oct. 20, 2004 Docket
1

Complaint

EEOC v. Triad Tax Services, Inc. a/k/a Triad Business Services, Inc.

Dec. 12, 2002 Complaint
21

Judgment by Default Pursuant to Rule 55 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

EEOC v. Triad Tax Services, Inc. a/k/a Triad Business Services, Inc.

Oct. 19, 2004 Order/Opinion

Docket

Last updated May 12, 2022, 8 p.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT against TRIAD TAX SERVICES, INC. (Filing fee $ 150.) , filed by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION .(mpt, ) (Entered: 12/13/2002)

Dec. 12, 2002

Summons (1) Issued as to TRIAD TAX SERVICES, INC. . (mpt, ) (Entered: 12/13/2002)

Dec. 12, 2002
2

MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer by TRIAD TAX SERVICES, INC.. (Wayne, Charles) (Entered: 02/07/2003)

Feb. 7, 2003
3

MINUTE ORDER granting Defendant's Unopposed Motion for Extension of Time to Answer 2. Answer is due by February 21, 2003. Signed by Judge Royce C. Lamberth on February 10, 2003. (KAB-lcrcl1) (Entered: 02/10/2003)

Feb. 10, 2003
4

ANSWER to Complaint by TRIAD TAX SERVICES, INC..(Wayne, Charles) (Entered: 02/21/2003)

Feb. 21, 2003
5

MOTION for Leave to File Amended Answer by TRIAD TAX SERVICES, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Consent Letter from Plaintiff# 2 Exhibit Proposed Amended Answer)(Wayne, Charles) (Entered: 04/11/2003)

April 11, 2003
6

RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. TRIAD TAX SERVICES, INC. served on 1/10/2003, answer due 1/30/2003 (mpt, ) (Entered: 04/17/2003)

April 17, 2003
7

MINUTE ORDER. It is hereby ORDERED that Defendant's Unopposed Motion for Leave to Amend Answer 5 is GRANTED. Signed by Judge Royce C. Lamberth on May 9, 2003. (lcrcl1-KAB) (Entered: 05/12/2003)

May 12, 2003
8

Amended ANSWER to Complaint by TRIAD TAX SERVICES, INC..(Wayne, Charles) (Entered: 05/14/2003)

May 14, 2003
10

MEET AND CONFER STATEMENT. (Wayne, Charles) (Entered: 08/01/2003)

Aug. 1, 2003

Set Deadlines/Hearings: Amended Pleadings due by 9/15/2003. Discovery due by 12/22/2003. Dispositive Motions due by 1/20/2004. Response to Dispositive Motions due by 2/9/2004. Reply to Dispositive Motions due by 2/20/2004; referring case to Magistrate Judge for resolution of discovery disputes. (mon, ) (Entered: 08/15/2003)

Aug. 12, 2003
11

SCHEDULING ORDER. Additional parties shall be added by September 15, 2003.Amendments to pleadings shall be completed by September 15, 2003, unless the amendments are prompted by the addition of a party, in which case the amendments should occur within 20 days of the addition of a party. The parties shall make requisite disclosures in accordance with Rule 26(a) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The parties agree that the limits of discovery contained in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure are appropriate for this case. The discovery period shall continue through December 22, 2003. All discovery must be served so that responses are due no later than this date. Summary judgment or other dispositive motions shall be filed and hand-delivered by January 20, 2004. The party opposing the motion shall file a brief in opposition by February 9, 2004, and the moving party shall file a reply brief, if warranted, by February 20, 2004. A status conference for this action will be set after disposition of any dispositive motion(s), at which time a date for the pretrial conference and trial will be established.Signed by Judge Royce C. Lamberth on August 12, 2003. (lcrcl1-KAB) (Entered: 08/13/2003)

Aug. 13, 2003

CASE REFERRED to Magistrate Judge Deborah A. Robinson for resolution of discovery disputes. (cp, ) (Entered: 08/19/2003)

Aug. 15, 2003
12

Joint MOTION for Extension of Time to Serve Initial Disclosures by TRIAD TAX SERVICES, INC.. (Wayne, Charles) (Entered: 08/22/2003)

Aug. 22, 2003

MINUTE ORDER GRANTING Joint Motion for Extension of Time to Serve Initial Disclosures 12; initial disclosures shall be exchanged by September 5, 2003. Signed by Mag. Judge Deborah A. Robinson on 9/3/03.(jlc) (Entered: 09/03/2003)

Sept. 3, 2003
13

MOTION for Leave to File Motion for Stay Under Seal by TRIAD TAX SERVICES, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit)(Wayne, Charles) (Entered: 10/07/2003)

Oct. 7, 2003
15

REPLY to opposition to motion re 13 for Stay filed by TRIAD TAX SERVICES, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit E-mail from E. King to J. Hunt# 2 Exhibit Affidavit of Paula Junghans)(Wayne, Charles) (Entered: 11/03/2003)

Nov. 3, 2003
17

Memorandum in opposition to motion re 16 to Withdraw as Counsel filed by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION. (Hunt, Juan) (Entered: 11/24/2003)

Nov. 24, 2003
18

ORDER granting 13 Motion for Leave to File Motion to Stay, granting Motion to Stay, denying 16 Motion to Withdraw as Attorney. Signed by Judge Royce C. Lamberth on 11/24/03.(lcrcl1) (Entered: 11/25/2003)

Nov. 25, 2003

Set/Reset Hearings: Sealed Status Conference set for 9/1/2004 02:00 PM in Courtroom 21 before Judge Royce C. Lamberth. New counsel who will be entering an appearance for the EEOC:Tracy Spicer, Esq.; new co-counsel for defendant: Elisha King, Esq. (mon, ) (Entered: 08/23/2004)

Aug. 23, 2004

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Royce C. Lamberth : Status Conference held on 9/1/2004. (Court Reporter Bill McAllister.) (zmon, ) (Entered: 09/03/2004)

Sept. 1, 2004

NOTICE of Hearing: Status Conference set for 10/1/2004 02:00 PM in Courtroom 21 before Judge Royce C. Lamberth. (zmon, ) (Entered: 09/22/2004)

Sept. 22, 2004

Remark : Phone number for Tracy Spicer, Esq., EEOC attorney-(410) 962-4623 (zmon, ) (Entered: 09/22/2004)

Sept. 22, 2004
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NOTICE of Appearance by Tracy Hudson Spicer on behalf of EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION (Spicer, Tracy) (Entered: 09/30/2004)

Sept. 30, 2004
20

ORDER granting motion to withdraw, ordereing defendant to appear, and directing clerk to transmit the Order to defendant.. Signed by Judge Royce C. Lamberth on 10/1/2004. (lcrcl1) (Entered: 10/01/2004)

Oct. 1, 2004

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Royce C. Lamberth : Present for Plaintiff: Tracy Spicer, Esq & Corbett Anderson, Esq.; for Defendant: Elisha King, Esq.Status Conference held on 10/1/2004. Motion of defense counsel to withdraw as counsel is granted; Status Conference set for 10/19/2004 10:00 AM in Courtroom 21 before Judge Royce C. Lamberth at which time defendant must appear personally or retain new counsel.(Court Reporter Theresa Sorensen.) (mon, ) (Entered: 10/01/2004)

Oct. 1, 2004
21

MOTION for Default Judgment as to Triad Tax Services, Inc by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Spicer, Tracy) (Entered: 10/19/2004)

Oct. 19, 2004
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ORDER granting 21 Motion for Default Judgment in the amount of $105,178.39 in favor of plaintiff, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and against the defendant Triad Tax Services, Inc.. Signed by Judge Royce C. Lamberth on 10/19/04. (mon, ) (Entered: 10/20/2004)

Oct. 20, 2004

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Royce C. Lamberth : Present Tracy Spicer, Esq. for plaintiff; Motion Hearing held on 10/20/2004 re 21 MOTION for Default Judgment as to Triad Tax Services, Inc filed by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION is granted. (Court Reporter

Oct. 20, 2004

State / Territory: District of Columbia

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Dec. 12, 2002

Closing Date: Oct. 20, 2004

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

Triad Tax Services, Inc., 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:

Litigation

Amount Defendant Pays: 105178.39

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Provide antidiscrimination training

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits