Case: EEOC v. CATFISH PARLOUR, INC.

1:98-cv-00605 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

Filed Date: Sept. 17, 1998

Closed Date: May 27, 2000

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Case Summary

In September 1998, the San Antonio District Office of the EEOC brought this lawsuit against Catfish Parlour, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas alleging discrimination on the basis of sex in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. We do not have a copy of the complaint; therefore, the exact allegations involved are unknown. Following some discovery, the parties settled the lawsuit in May 1999 through a consent decree.

The one-year decree, containing a non-retaliation and non-discrimination clause, required the defendant to: post notice of employee's rights, provide EEO training to defendant's employees and pay $5000 to complaining party.

Summary Authors

David Friedman (10/15/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:98-cv-00605

Docket (PACER)

EEOC v. Catfish Parlour

May 27, 1999

May 27, 1999

Docket
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1:98-cv-00605

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Catfish Parlour

May 27, 1999

May 27, 1999

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated July 18, 2022, 3:16 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link

Case assigned to Honorable Sam Sparks (mc2) (Entered: 09/18/1998)

Sept. 17, 1998

Sept. 17, 1998

1

Complaint filed. Filing Fee: waived (Pages: 6) (mc2) (Entered: 09/18/1998)

Sept. 17, 1998

Sept. 17, 1998

Court file prepared and forwarded to Judge Sparks. (mc2) (Entered: 09/18/1998)

Sept. 18, 1998

Sept. 18, 1998

2

Waiver of Service by Catfish Parlour; Notice and Request Mailed on 9/29/98; Answer due on 11/30/98 for Catfish Parlour. (fe) (Entered: 10/19/1998)

Oct. 19, 1998

Oct. 19, 1998

3

Answer by Catfish Parlour (mc2) (Entered: 11/23/1998)

Nov. 23, 1998

Nov. 23, 1998

Received, proposed Scheduling Order. (mc2) (Entered: 12/17/1998)

Dec. 17, 1998

Dec. 17, 1998

4

Scheduling order setting Joining of parties, amending of pleadings on 4/16/99 Deadline for filing of all motions 7/1/99 Discovery cutoff 6/17/99 Pretrial order to be submitted on or before 7/23/99 ; Docket Call set for 11:00 7/30/99 ; Alternate Dispute Resolution Report due by 3/31/99. (Mailed 12/21/98.) (mc2) (Entered: 12/21/1998)

Dec. 21, 1998

Dec. 21, 1998

5

Witness List by plaintiff EEOC. (fe) (Entered: 02/08/1999)

Feb. 8, 1999

Feb. 8, 1999

5

Exhibit List by plaintiff EEOC. (fe) (Entered: 02/08/1999)

Feb. 8, 1999

Feb. 8, 1999

6

Amended answer by Catfish Parlour : answer [3-1] (mc2) (Entered: 02/24/1999)

Feb. 23, 1999

Feb. 23, 1999

7

Alternate Dispute Resolution Report filed by EEOC, Catfish Parlour ; Party(s) do not agree to Alternate Dispute Resolution (mc2) (Entered: 03/29/1999)

March 29, 1999

March 29, 1999

8

Designation of Witnesses and list of proposed trial exhibits by Catfish Parlour (mc2) (Entered: 03/30/1999)

March 30, 1999

March 30, 1999

9

Amended answer by Catfish Parlour : answer [3-1] (td) (Entered: 04/16/1999)

April 16, 1999

April 16, 1999

10

Notice of pending settlement by Catfish Parlour (td) (Entered: 04/16/1999)

April 16, 1999

April 16, 1999

11

Order - that plaintiff file within 11 days of the date of this order a pleading stating the status of the "settlement" in this cause. (fe) (Entered: 05/24/1999)

May 24, 1999

May 24, 1999

12

Joint motion by EEOC, Catfish Parlour to enter consent decree (fe) (Entered: 05/26/1999)

May 26, 1999

May 26, 1999

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Consent Decree: the parties have settled this action and the Court will retain juridiction for one year during the period of this Decree and may enter any further relief it deems appropriate to ensure implementation of the provisions set out in this decree; Catfish to pay the sum of $5,000 directly to Safeplace; parties shall bear their own costs and attorney's fees; there is no "prevailing party" in this action (Pages: 6) (xc 5/28/99) (fe) (Entered: 05/28/1999)

May 27, 1999

May 27, 1999

Case closed (fe) (Entered: 05/28/1999)

May 27, 1999

May 27, 1999

Case Details

State / Territory: Texas

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 17, 1998

Closing Date: May 27, 2000

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

Catfish Parlour, Inc., Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

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: 5000

Order Duration: 1999 - 2000

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Expungement of Employment Record

Retaliation Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits