Case: EEOC v. Corrections Corporation of America

1:06-cv-01956 | U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

Filed Date: Sept. 29, 2006

Closed Date: 2012

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Case Summary

On September 29, 2006, the Phoenix District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado against Crowley County Correctional Facility, a Colorado prison, and related corporate entities. The complaint was brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, alleging that the defendant allowed female employees to be sexually harassed by their co-workers, and that when some of them complained, the employer retaliated by subjecting them to increased scrutiny…

On September 29, 2006, the Phoenix District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado against Crowley County Correctional Facility, a Colorado prison, and related corporate entities. The complaint was brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, alleging that the defendant allowed female employees to be sexually harassed by their co-workers, and that when some of them complained, the employer retaliated by subjecting them to increased scrutiny, by exposing them to the risk of physical harm at the hands of inmates, and by assigning them to work in isolated areas with their alleged harassers.

The charging parties intervened as plaintiffs in the case. In March of 2008, one of the defendant companies moved for summary judgment on the entire case, and all of the defendants moved for partial summary judgment. On March 12, 2009, U.S. District Judge Robert E. Blackburn granted Dominion defendant's motion for summary judgment, finding there was no evidence that the defendant was an employer to any of the plaintiffs.

On September 30, 2009, the parties filed a joint motion to dismiss subject to the entry of a consent decree. U.S. District Judge Kathryn H. Vratil approved the consent decree on October 1, 2009 and dismissed the case. The decree required the defendant to pay $1,300,000 in backpay, compensation, and other monetary relief to claimants. It further enjoined the defendant from discriminating against employees through a gender-based hostile work environment or sexual harassment, and enjoined defendants from retaliating against employees for opposing such discrimination. The defendant was also required to create policies on sexual harassment, provide trainings on sexual harassment, file reports with the EEOC, and expunge the files of claimants in the case. The decree's effective period was three years, and there is nothing more in the docket - so presumably the matter ended in 2012.

Summary Authors

Jason Chester (6/2/2008)

Gabriela Hybel (10/30/2016)

People

For PACER's information on parties and their attrorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4197042/parties/equal-employment-opportunity-commission-v-corrections-corporation-of/


Judge(s)

Blackburn, Robert E. (Colorado)

Nottingham, Edward Willis Jr. (Colorado)

Vratil, Kathryn Hoefer (Kansas)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Chen, Tin-Tin Diana (Arizona)

Kittle, Rita Byrnes (Colorado)

Moench, William E. (Colorado)

Palma, Lynn L. (Colorado)

Rea, Colleen Myers (Colorado)

Satriana, Daniel R. Jr. (Colorado)

Shanley, Sally C. (Arizona)

Judge(s)

Blackburn, Robert E. (Colorado)

Nottingham, Edward Willis Jr. (Colorado)

Vratil, Kathryn Hoefer (Kansas)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Chen, Tin-Tin Diana (Arizona)

Kittle, Rita Byrnes (Colorado)

Moench, William E. (Colorado)

Palma, Lynn L. (Colorado)

Rea, Colleen Myers (Colorado)

Satriana, Daniel R. Jr. (Colorado)

Shanley, Sally C. (Arizona)

Struble, Stephanie (Colorado)

Weeks, Nancy A. (Colorado)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Jones, April L. (Colorado)

Lowrie, John C. (Colorado)

Munger, Peter F. (Colorado)

Rye, Melissa Jane (Colorado)

Other Attorney(s)

Roseman, Barry D. (Colorado)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:06-cv-01956

Docket

Oct. 1, 2009

Oct. 1, 2009

Docket
1

1:06-cv-01956

Complaint

EEOC v. Corrections Corporation of America, Dominion Corrections Ser

Sept. 29, 2006

Sept. 29, 2006

Complaint
24

1:06-cv-01956

Amended Complaint

EEOC v. Corrections Corporation of America, Dominion Corrections Ser

Jan. 11, 2007

Jan. 11, 2007

Pleading / Motion / Brief
24

1:06-cv-01956

Amended Complaint and Jury Trial Demand

EEOC v. Corrections Corporation of America, Dominion Corrections Ser

Jan. 11, 2007

Jan. 11, 2007

Complaint
31

1:06-cv-01956

Amended Complaint in Intervention

EEOC v. Corrections Corporation of America, Dominion Corrections Ser

Jan. 18, 2007

Jan. 18, 2007

Complaint
36

1:06-cv-01956

Amended Complaint in Intervention

EEOC v. Corrections Corporation of America, Dominion Corrections Ser

Jan. 22, 2007

Jan. 22, 2007

Complaint
9-2

1:06-cv-01956

Intervenor Complaint

EEOC v. Corrections Corporation of America, Dominion Corrections Ser

May 10, 2007

May 10, 2007

Complaint
246

1:06-cv-01956

Order Granting in Part and Denying in Part Dominion Defendants' Motion for Partial Summary Judgment

March 12, 2009

March 12, 2009

Order/Opinion
274

1:06-cv-01956

Consent Decree

Oct. 1, 2009

Oct. 1, 2009

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4197042/equal-employment-opportunity-commission-v-corrections-corporation-of/

Last updated Aug. 29, 2022, 3:25 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

Complaint

1 Civil Cover Sheet

View on PACER

Sept. 29, 2006

Sept. 29, 2006

RECAP
2

Order Referring Case to Magistrate Judge

Oct. 3, 2006

Oct. 3, 2006

PACER
3

ORDER Scheduling Conference set for 12/19/2006 08:30 AM in Courtroom A 502 before Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe. Signed by Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe on 10/23/06. (pap, )

Oct. 24, 2006

Oct. 24, 2006

RECAP
4

Notice of Entry of Appearance

Oct. 30, 2006

Oct. 30, 2006

PACER
5

Corporate Disclosure Statement

Oct. 30, 2006

Oct. 30, 2006

PACER
6

Notice of Entry of Appearance

Oct. 30, 2006

Oct. 30, 2006

PACER
7

Notice of Entry of Appearance

Oct. 30, 2006

Oct. 30, 2006

PACER
8

Waiver of Service Executed

Nov. 7, 2006

Nov. 7, 2006

PACER
9

Motion to Intervene

1 Proposed Document Complaint in Intervention

View on PACER

Nov. 28, 2006

Nov. 28, 2006

PACER
10

Order on Motion to Intervene

Nov. 28, 2006

Nov. 28, 2006

PACER
11

Intervenor Complaint

Nov. 28, 2006

Nov. 28, 2006

PACER
12

Motion for Extension of Time to File Answer or Otherwise Respond

1 Proposed Order (PDF Only)

View on PACER

Dec. 5, 2006

Dec. 5, 2006

PACER
13

Memorandum

Dec. 6, 2006

Dec. 6, 2006

PACER
14

Motion to Vacate

Dec. 11, 2006

Dec. 11, 2006

PACER
15

Order on Motion for Extension of Time to Answer or Otherwise Respond

Dec. 11, 2006

Dec. 11, 2006

PACER
16

Memorandum

Dec. 12, 2006

Dec. 12, 2006

PACER
17

MINUTE ORDER Denying 14 Joint MOTION to Vacate and Reschedule Scheduling Conference. Entered by Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe on 12/12/06.(pap, )

Dec. 12, 2006

Dec. 12, 2006

RECAP
18

Proposed Scheduling Order

Dec. 15, 2006

Dec. 15, 2006

PACER
19

Scheduling Conference

Dec. 19, 2006

Dec. 19, 2006

PACER
20

Answer to Intervenor Complaint

Dec. 20, 2006

Dec. 20, 2006

PACER
21

Answer to Complaint

Dec. 20, 2006

Dec. 20, 2006

PACER
22

Proposed Scheduling Order

Jan. 9, 2007

Jan. 9, 2007

PACER
23

Scheduling Order

Jan. 10, 2007

Jan. 10, 2007

PACER
24

Amended Complaint

Jan. 11, 2007

Jan. 11, 2007

PACER
25

Answer to Amended Complaint

Jan. 15, 2007

Jan. 15, 2007

PACER
26

ORDER Striking 24 Amended Complaint filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Signed by Judge Edward W. Nottingham on 1/16/07. (pap, )

Jan. 16, 2007

Jan. 16, 2007

RECAP
27

Motion for Leave

1 Proposed Document Amended Complaint and Jury Trial Demand

View on PACER

Jan. 16, 2007

Jan. 16, 2007

PACER
28

Motion for Leave

Jan. 16, 2007

Jan. 16, 2007

PACER
29

Docket Annotation

Jan. 17, 2007

Jan. 17, 2007

PACER
30

Motion to Amend/Correct/Modify

Jan. 18, 2007

Jan. 18, 2007

PACER
31

Amended Complaint

Jan. 18, 2007

Jan. 18, 2007

PACER
32

ORDER Striking 30 Motion to Amend the Intervenor Complaint and 31 Amended Intervenor Complaint. Signed by Judge Edward W. Nottingham on 1/18/07.(pap, )

Jan. 19, 2007

Jan. 19, 2007

RECAP
33

Motion to Amend/Correct/Modify

1 Proposed Document Proposed Amended Complaint in Intervention

View on PACER

Jan. 19, 2007

Jan. 19, 2007

PACER
34

Memorandum

Jan. 19, 2007

Jan. 19, 2007

PACER
35

MINUTE ORDER Granting 33 Intervenor Plaintiffs' Renewed MOTION to Amend 11 Intervenor Complaint in Intervention. Intervenors shall re-file their Amended Complaint in Intervention within 5 days. Entered by Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe on 1/19/07.(pap, )

Jan. 22, 2007

Jan. 22, 2007

RECAP
36

Amended Complaint

Jan. 22, 2007

Jan. 22, 2007

RECAP
37

Memorandum

Jan. 22, 2007

Jan. 22, 2007

PACER
38

MINUTE ORDER Granting 27 Unopposed Motion for Leave to File Amended Complaint.Entered by Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe on 1/23/07.(pap, )

Jan. 23, 2007

Jan. 23, 2007

RECAP
39

Amended Complaint

Jan. 23, 2007

Jan. 23, 2007

PACER
40

Motion to Vacate

Jan. 26, 2007

Jan. 26, 2007

PACER
41

Motion to Bifurcate

1 Exhibit Unpublished Case attach A

View on PACER

2 Exhibit Unpublished Case Attach B

View on PACER

Jan. 26, 2007

Jan. 26, 2007

PACER
42

Memorandum

Jan. 26, 2007

Jan. 26, 2007

PACER
44

Set/Reset Deadlines and Hearings

Jan. 26, 2007

Jan. 26, 2007

PACER
43

MINUTE ORDER Granting 40 Parties' Joint Motion to Vacate and Reschedule Status Conference. The Status Conference set on January 29, 2007, at 9:00 a.m., is VACATED and a SCHEDULING CONFERENCE is set on February 20, 2007, at 9:30 a.m., in Courtroom A502. Entered by Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe on 1/26/07.(pap, )

Jan. 26, 2007

Jan. 26, 2007

RECAP
45

Answer to Amended Complaint

Jan. 29, 2007

Jan. 29, 2007

PACER
46

Answer to Amended Complaint

Jan. 29, 2007

Jan. 29, 2007

PACER
47

Response to Motion

Jan. 29, 2007

Jan. 29, 2007

PACER
48

Motion for Protective Order

1 Proposed Order (PDF Only) Consent Protective Order

View on PACER

Feb. 9, 2007

Feb. 9, 2007

PACER
49

Memorandum

Feb. 12, 2007

Feb. 12, 2007

PACER
50

Motion for Extension of Time

Feb. 13, 2007

Feb. 13, 2007

PACER
51

Memorandum

Feb. 13, 2007

Feb. 13, 2007

PACER
52

Motion for Extension of Time

1 Proposed Order (PDF Only) Proposed Order

View on PACER

Feb. 13, 2007

Feb. 13, 2007

PACER
53

Motion to Vacate

1 Proposed Order (PDF Only) Proposed Order

View on PACER

Feb. 13, 2007

Feb. 13, 2007

PACER
54

Memorandum

Feb. 14, 2007

Feb. 14, 2007

PACER
55

MINUTE ORDER Granting 53 Plaintiff's Unopposed MOTION to Vacate Expert Disclosure Deadlines. Expert disclosure deadlines are extended to and including 2/20/07. Entered by Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe on 2/14/07.(pap, )

Feb. 14, 2007

Feb. 14, 2007

RECAP
56

Proposed Scheduling Order

Feb. 15, 2007

Feb. 15, 2007

PACER
57

Order on Motion for Extension of Time to File

Feb. 15, 2007

Feb. 15, 2007

PACER
58

Response to Motion

1 Exhibit A Part 1

View on PACER

2 Exhibit A Part 2

View on PACER

Feb. 15, 2007

Feb. 15, 2007

PACER
59

Motion for Extension of Time

1 Proposed Order (PDF Only) Proposed Order

View on PACER

Feb. 16, 2007

Feb. 16, 2007

PACER
60

Memorandum

Feb. 16, 2007

Feb. 16, 2007

PACER
61

Order to Show Cause

Feb. 20, 2007

Feb. 20, 2007

PACER
62

Order on Motion for Extension of Time to File

Feb. 20, 2007

Feb. 20, 2007

PACER
63

ORDER Granting 52 Unopposed MOTION For Extension of Time to File Scheduling Order. Parties are granted until 2/15/07 to file Proposed Scheduling Order. Signed by Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe on 2/20/07. (pap, )

Feb. 20, 2007

Feb. 20, 2007

RECAP
64

ORDER Granting 59 EEOC's Unopposed MOTION For Extension of Time to Respond to Defendant CCA's First Discovery. EEOC is granted until 2/26/07 to respond to Defendant CCA's First Discovery. Signed by Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe on 2/20/07. (pap, )

Feb. 20, 2007

Feb. 20, 2007

RECAP
65

MINUTE ORDER Granting 48 Defendant CCA's Unopposed Motion for Protective Order. Entered by Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe on 2/22/07.(pap, )

Feb. 22, 2007

Feb. 22, 2007

RECAP
66

CONSENT PROTECTIVE ORDER. Signed by Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe on 2/20/07. (pap, )

Feb. 22, 2007

Feb. 22, 2007

RECAP
67

Motion for Extension of Time

1 Proposed Order (PDF Only) Proposed Order

View on PACER

Feb. 27, 2007

Feb. 27, 2007

PACER
68

Scheduling Order

Feb. 27, 2007

Feb. 27, 2007

PACER
69

Reply to Response to Motion

March 1, 2007

March 1, 2007

PACER
70

Memorandum

March 7, 2007

March 7, 2007

PACER
71

Order on Motion for Extension of Time to File

March 8, 2007

March 8, 2007

PACER
72

Set/Reset Deadlines and Hearings

March 8, 2007

March 8, 2007

PACER
73

Motion for Extension of Time

1 Proposed Order (PDF Only) Proposed Order

View on PACER

March 16, 2007

March 16, 2007

PACER
74

Memorandum

March 16, 2007

March 16, 2007

PACER
75

Order on Motion for Extension of Time to File

March 19, 2007

March 19, 2007

PACER
76

Proposed Pretrial Order

April 2, 2007

April 2, 2007

PACER
77

Summons Returned Executed

April 4, 2007

April 4, 2007

PACER
78

Response to Order to Show Cause

April 4, 2007

April 4, 2007

PACER
79

Pretrial Conference - Preliminary

April 5, 2007

April 5, 2007

PACER
80

Pretrial Order

April 6, 2007

April 6, 2007

PACER
81

Notice (Other)

April 6, 2007

April 6, 2007

PACER
82

Answer to Amended Complaint

April 11, 2007

April 11, 2007

PACER
83

Answer to Amended Complaint

April 11, 2007

April 11, 2007

PACER
84

Notice of Entry of Appearance

April 18, 2007

April 18, 2007

PACER
85

Motion for Extension of Time

1 Proposed Order (PDF Only)

View on PACER

April 24, 2007

April 24, 2007

PACER
86

Memorandum

April 24, 2007

April 24, 2007

PACER
87

Order on Motion for Extension of Time to File

April 25, 2007

April 25, 2007

PACER
88

Motion for Extension of Time

1 Proposed Order (PDF Only)

View on PACER

May 11, 2007

May 11, 2007

PACER
89

Memorandum

May 11, 2007

May 11, 2007

PACER
90

Order on Motion for Extension of Time to File

May 15, 2007

May 15, 2007

PACER
91

Motion for Extension of Time

June 5, 2007

June 5, 2007

PACER
92

Memorandum

June 5, 2007

June 5, 2007

PACER
93

Order on Motion for Extension of Time to File

June 6, 2007

June 6, 2007

PACER
94

Notice of Entry of Appearance

June 7, 2007

June 7, 2007

PACER
95

Notice of Entry of Appearance

June 7, 2007

June 7, 2007

PACER
96

Motion to Vacate

1 Proposed Order (PDF Only)

View on PACER

June 12, 2007

June 12, 2007

PACER
97

Memorandum

June 19, 2007

June 19, 2007

PACER
98

Motion to Withdraw as Attorney

June 20, 2007

June 20, 2007

PACER
99

Motion to Withdraw as Attorney

June 20, 2007

June 20, 2007

PACER
100

Motion to Withdraw as Attorney

June 20, 2007

June 20, 2007

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: Colorado

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 29, 2006

Closing Date: 2012

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

Dominion Venture Group (Olney Springs, Colorado), Private Entity/Person

Dominion Correctional Properties, LLC (Olney Springs, Colorado), Private Entity/Person

Dominion Correctional Services LLC (Olney Springs, Colorado), Private Entity/Person

Corrections Corporation of America (Olney Springs, Colorado), 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:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Conditional Dismissal

Amount Defendant Pays: 1,300,000

Order Duration: 2009 - 2012

Content of Injunction:

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Discrimination Prohibition

Expungement of Employment Record

Neutral/Positive Reference

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Training

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Pattern or Practice

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Discipline

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

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

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit