Case: EEOC v. FFC LIMITED PARTNERSHIP

1:98-cv-00084 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina

Filed Date: April 21, 1998

Closed Date: Feb. 24, 1999

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Case Summary

In April 1998, the EEOC district office in Charlotte, North Carolina brought this suit against Tar Heel Capital, Inc., doing business as Wendy's restaurant, an international fast food chain, and FFC Limited Partnership in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina. The complainants, five former employees, alleged sexual harassment and retaliation in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The aggrieved employees intervened in the case, and brought claims under state law as well; the defendant moved to dismiss these claims, but the motion was denied. In February 1999, the parties settled the case and a consent decree was entered. The decree is currently unavailable.

Summary Authors

Jason Chester (6/9/2007)

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Document

1:98-cv-00084

Docket

EEOC v. FFC Limited Partnership, et al

Feb. 24, 1999

Feb. 24, 1999

Docket
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1:98-cv-00084

Memorandum and Order

EEOC et al v. Tar Heel Capital Inc (d/b/a Wendy's)

1998 WL 1472862

Dec. 3, 1998

Dec. 3, 1998

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 15, 2022, 3:07 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT (ejb) (Entered: 04/23/1998)

April 21, 1998

April 21, 1998

CJRA Plan, Local Amendment, proposed PTO/CMP & Consent to Trial by Magistrate Form mailed by Clerk to Pltf.'s counsel of record (ejb) (Entered: 04/23/1998)

April 23, 1998

April 23, 1998

2

ANSWER to Complaint by Tar Heel Capital Inc (Attorney Keith M. Weddington, John B. Anderson), (ejb) (Entered: 07/06/1998)

June 29, 1998

June 29, 1998

NOTICE of Hearing: set for IPC at 9:30 7/28/98 before MOC (ejb) (Entered: 07/06/1998)

July 6, 1998

July 6, 1998

CJRA Plan Packet & Consent to Trial by Magistrate Form mailed by Clerk to Deft.'s counsel of record (ejb) (Entered: 07/06/1998)

July 6, 1998

July 6, 1998

3

MOTION by EEOC for W. Edward Singletary to Appear Pro Hac Vice referred to: Judge Max O. Cogburn Jr. (ejb) (Entered: 07/15/1998)

July 9, 1998

July 9, 1998

4

AFFIDAVIT of W. Edward Singletary filed by EEOC re: [3-1] motion for W. Edward Singletary to Appear Pro Hac Vice (ejb) (Entered: 07/15/1998)

July 9, 1998

July 9, 1998

5

MOTION to Intervene by Mary C. Jackson, Amber Frederick, April Ledford, Sandra Colleen Bussey, Shannon McCall referred to: Judge Max O. Cogburn Jr. (ejb) (Entered: 07/17/1998)

July 17, 1998

July 17, 1998

6

MEMORANDUM by Mary C. Jackson, Amber Frederick, April Ledford, Sandra Colleen Bussey, Shannon McCall Fisher in support of [5-1] motion to Intervene by Mary C. Jackson, Amber Frederick, April Ledford, Sandra Colleen Bussey, Shannon McCall referred to: Judge Max O. Cogburn Jr. (ejb) (Entered: 07/17/1998)

July 17, 1998

July 17, 1998

CJRA Plan Packet & Consent to Trial by Magistrate Form mailed by Clerk to movants/intervenors' counsel of record (ejb) (Entered: 07/17/1998)

July 17, 1998

July 17, 1998

Case file returned to clerk's office (jhg) (Entered: 07/20/1998)

July 17, 1998

July 17, 1998

7

ORDER granting [3-1] motion for W. Edward Singletary to Appear Pro Hac Vice; and W. Edward Singletary remit to the Clerk of this court the required special admission fee of $75 within 10 days of entry of this Order. ( signed by Judge Max O. Cogburn Jr. ) (jhg) (Entered: 07/23/1998)

July 17, 1998

July 17, 1998

8

MOTION by Mary C. Jackson, Amber Frederick, April Ledford, Sandra Colleen Bussey, Shannon McCall Fisher to Continue IPC referred to: Judge Max O. Cogburn Jr. (pdf) (Entered: 07/24/1998)

July 23, 1998

July 23, 1998

Case file sent to Judge Cogburn (pdf) (Entered: 07/24/1998)

July 24, 1998

July 24, 1998

Case file returned to clerk's office (jhg) (Entered: 07/28/1998)

July 28, 1998

July 28, 1998

9

ORDER granting [8-1] motion to Continue IPC, and reset for IPC at 8/10/98 before Judge Max O. Cogburn Jr. ( signed by Judge Max O. Cogburn Jr. ) (jhg) (Entered: 07/29/1998)

July 28, 1998

July 28, 1998

NOTICE of Hearing: reset for IPC at 2:00 8/10/98 before MOC (ejb) (Entered: 07/31/1998)

July 31, 1998

July 31, 1998

10

RESPONSE by Tar Heel Capital Inc to [5-1] motion to Intervene by Mary C. Jackson, Amber Frederick, April Ledford, Sandra Colleen Bussey, Shannon McCall referred to: Judge Max O. Cogburn Jr. (ejb) (Entered: 08/04/1998)

July 31, 1998

July 31, 1998

Case file sent to Mag. Judge Cogburn (ejb) (Entered: 08/04/1998)

Aug. 4, 1998

Aug. 4, 1998

11

ORDER granting [5-1] motion to Intervene by Mary C. Jackson, Amber Frederick, April Ledford, Sandra Colleen Bussey, Shannon McCall. Deft. allowed 20 days from receipt of this Order to file answer or other resp pleading to intervener pltf.'s "Interclaims" ( signed by Judge Max O. Cogburn Jr. ) (ejb) (Entered: 08/10/1998)

Aug. 10, 1998

Aug. 10, 1998

12

Intervenor's COMPLAINT by Mary C. Jackson, Amber Frederick, April Ledford, Sandra Colleen Bussey, and Shannon McCall Fisher against Tar Heel Capital Inc (ejb) (Entered: 08/10/1998)

Aug. 10, 1998

Aug. 10, 1998

Case file returned to clerk's office (jhg) (Entered: 08/13/1998)

Aug. 13, 1998

Aug. 13, 1998

Case assigned to the Standard Track pursuant to the Case Mgmt Plan and Pretrial Order. (ejb) (Entered: 08/14/1998)

Aug. 13, 1998

Aug. 13, 1998

14

ANSWER by Tar Heel Capital Inc to [12-1] intervenors' complaint (ejb) (Entered: 09/09/1998)

Sept. 1, 1998

Sept. 1, 1998

15

MOTION by Tar Heel Capital Inc to Dismiss Intervenors' 2nd Claim for relief referred to: Judge Max O. Cogburn Jr. (ejb) (Entered: 09/09/1998)

Sept. 1, 1998

Sept. 1, 1998

16

MEMORANDUM by Tar Heel Capital Inc in support of [15-1] motion to Dismiss Intervenors' 2nd Claim for relief by Tar Heel Capital Inc (ejb) (Entered: 09/09/1998)

Sept. 1, 1998

Sept. 1, 1998

Case file sent to Mag. Judge Cogburn (ejb) (Entered: 09/09/1998)

Sept. 9, 1998

Sept. 9, 1998

17

MEMORANDUM AND RECOMMENDATIONS of Judge Max O. Cogburn Jr. Re: [15-1] motion to Dismiss Intervenors' 2nd Claim for relief; Motion no longer referred Objections to M and R due by 10/9/98 (ejb) (Entered: 09/28/1998)

Sept. 25, 1998

Sept. 25, 1998

Case file returned to Clerk's office (ejb) (Entered: 09/28/1998)

Sept. 25, 1998

Sept. 25, 1998

18

OBJECTION by Mary C. Jackson, Amber Frederick, April Ledford, Sandra Colleen Bussey, Shannon McCall Fisher to [17-1] memorandum & recommendations (ejb) (Entered: 10/15/1998)

Oct. 15, 1998

Oct. 15, 1998

Case file sent to Judge Thornburg (ejb) (Entered: 10/15/1998)

Oct. 15, 1998

Oct. 15, 1998

19

RESPONSE by Tar Heel Capital Inc in opposition to [18-1] objection by Shannon McCall Fisher, Sandra Colleen Bussey, April Ledford, Amber Frederick, Mary C. Jackson (ejb) (Entered: 11/05/1998)

Oct. 29, 1998

Oct. 29, 1998

20

MEMORANDUM AND ORDER denying [15-1] Deft.'s motion to Dismiss Intervenors' 2nd Claim for relief for failure to state a claim ( signed by Judge Lacy H. Thornburg ) (ejb) Modified on 12/03/1998 (Entered: 12/03/1998)

Dec. 3, 1998

Dec. 3, 1998

Case file returned to Clerk's Office (ejb) (Entered: 12/03/1998)

Dec. 3, 1998

Dec. 3, 1998

21

CONSENT PROTECTIVE ORDER ( signed by Judge Max O. Cogburn Jr. ) (pdf) (Entered: 12/11/1998)

Dec. 10, 1998

Dec. 10, 1998

22

STIPULATION by EEOC, Tar Heel Capital Inc, Mary C. Jackson, Amber Frederick, April Ledford, Sandra Colleen Bussey, Shannon McCall Fisher, Tar Heel Capital Inc regarding proper deft. being FFC Limited Partnership () (pdf) (Entered: 12/28/1998)

Dec. 28, 1998

Dec. 28, 1998

CASE NO LONGER REFERRED TO Judge Max O. Cogburn Jr. (pdf) (Entered: 02/05/1999)

Feb. 3, 1999

Feb. 3, 1999

Deadline updated; resetting Jury Trial for 3/15/99 (pdf) (Entered: 02/05/1999)

Feb. 3, 1999

Feb. 3, 1999

Deadline updated; resetting Jury Trial for 3/1/99 (pdf) (Entered: 02/05/1999)

Feb. 3, 1999

Feb. 3, 1999

Case file sent to Judge Thornburg (ejb) (Entered: 02/19/1999)

Feb. 19, 1999

Feb. 19, 1999

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CONSENT DECREE by plaintiff EEOC, defendant Tar Heel Capital Inc, intervenor-plaintiff Mary C. Jackson, intervenor-plaintiff Amber Frederick, intervenor-plaintiff April Ledford, intervenor-plaintiff Sandra Colleen Bussey, intervenor-plaintiff Shannon McCall Fisher, intervenor-defendant Tar Heel Capital Inc, defendant FFC Ltd Prt (pdf) (Entered: 02/24/1999)

Feb. 24, 1999

Feb. 24, 1999

25

ORDER that this actions is dismissed w/prejudice ( signed by Judge Lacy H. Thornburg ) Judgment Volume: 75 Page: 95 (pdf) (Entered: 02/24/1999)

Feb. 24, 1999

Feb. 24, 1999

Case closed (pdf) (Entered: 02/24/1999)

Feb. 24, 1999

Feb. 24, 1999

Case Details

State / Territory: North Carolina

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: April 21, 1998

Closing Date: Feb. 24, 1999

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

Tar Heel Capital, Inc., Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

State law

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

State Anti-Discrimination Law

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Unknown

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

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

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit