Case: EEOC v. PORPIGLIA FARMS, INC.

1:06-cv-01124 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York

Filed Date: Sept. 20, 2006

Closed Date: Dec. 20, 2010

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Case Summary

The EEOC's New York District Office filed this suit against Porpiglia Farms, Inc. on September 20, 2006 in the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of New York's Main Office. The claim alleged that Porpiglia Farms violated Title VII by discriminating against at least three of its employees based on their race (African American) and national origin (Jamaican) by creating a hostile work environment and implementing a discriminatory rent scheme for the affected employees. The parties entered into a consent decree on December 20, 2006, stipulating that Porpiglia Farms would provide Title VII compliance training for its managerial and supervisory employees, post a notice of compliance with Title VII, maintain a non-discrimination policy and pay $100,000 in damages split between ten adversely affected employees. The decree was to last for four years. The docket sheet doesn't show any further enforcement took place; the case was presumably closed in 2010.

Summary Authors

Aaron Weismann (5/30/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:06-cv-01124

Docket [PACER]

EEOC v. Porpiglia Farms, Inc.

Dec. 20, 2006

Dec. 20, 2006

Docket
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Complaint and Jury Trial Demand

EEOC v. Porpiglia Farms, Inc.

Sept. 20, 2006

Sept. 20, 2006

Complaint
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Consent Decree

EEOC v. Porpiglia Farms, Inc.

Dec. 20, 2006

Dec. 20, 2006

Settlement Agreement

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Docket

Last updated Aug. 8, 2022, 3:21 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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COMPLAINT against Porpiglia Farms, Inc. filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Letter from EEOC)(ban) (Entered: 09/20/2006)

Sept. 20, 2006

Sept. 20, 2006

Summons Issued as to Porpiglia Farms, Inc. (Attn Anthony J. Porpiglia). (ban) (Entered: 09/20/2006)

Sept. 20, 2006

Sept. 20, 2006

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G.O. 25 FILING ORDER ISSUED Initial Conference set for 1/24/2006 10:30 AM in Albany before Magistrate Judge David R. Homer. Civil Case Management Plan due by 1/17/2006. (ban) (Entered: 09/20/2006)

Sept. 20, 2006

Sept. 20, 2006

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WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Porpiglia Farms, Inc. waiver sent on 10/12/2006, answer due 12/11/2006. (Graziano, Louis) (Entered: 10/18/2006)

Oct. 18, 2006

Oct. 18, 2006

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CONSENT DECREE. Signed by Judge Gary L. Sharpe on 12/20/2006. (jel, ) (Entered: 12/20/2006)

Dec. 20, 2006

Dec. 20, 2006

Case Details

State / Territory: New York

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 20, 2006

Closing Date: Dec. 20, 2010

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

Porpiglia Farms, 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:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: 100000

Order Duration: 2006 - 2010

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Retaliation Prohibition

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

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

Pay / Benefits

Discrimination-basis:

National origin discrimination

Race discrimination

Race:

Black

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits