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Case: EEOC v. EJ INTERNATIONAL dba MOODS AND MUSIC

1:98-cv-00055 | District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands

Filed Date: Sept. 18, 1998

Closed Date: June 11, 1999

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Case Summary

The San Francisco District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against E.J. International, Inc. (d/b/a Moods & Music, d/b/a The Colonel's Place) in September 1998, in the U.S. District Court for Northern Mariana Islands. The EEOC's complaint alleged that two charging parties and a class of female employees had been subjected by defendant to a sexually hostile work environment and had been constructively discharged, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The parties settle…

The San Francisco District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against E.J. International, Inc. (d/b/a Moods & Music, d/b/a The Colonel's Place) in September 1998, in the U.S. District Court for Northern Mariana Islands. The EEOC's complaint alleged that two charging parties and a class of female employees had been subjected by defendant to a sexually hostile work environment and had been constructively discharged, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The parties settled by entry of a consent decree in June 1999.

The consent decree enjoined defendant from discriminating or retaliating, or otherwise violating Title VII. It also provided for the payment of $50,000 to each of the two charging parties and each of five class members, for a total of $350,000. However, the defendant had no assets at the time of the decree, so the payments would only come due when it acquired assets with which to pay off the agreed monetary relief. As long as payments were still outstanding, the defendant was required to make its financial records available to the EEOC for inspection.

Summary Authors

Shankar Viswanathan (7/31/2008)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:98-cv-00055

Docket [Emailed from District Court]

EEOC v. E.J. International Inc.

June 11, 1998

June 11, 1998

Docket

1:98-cv-00055

Docket (PACER)

EEOC v. E.J. International Inc.

Sept. 25, 1998

Sept. 25, 1998

Docket
1

1:98-cv-00055

Complaint

Sept. 25, 1998

Sept. 25, 1998

Complaint
26

1:98-cv-00055

Consent Decree

June 11, 1999

June 11, 1999

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

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CARD DATE MAILED

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Case Details

State / Territory: Northern Mariana Islands

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 18, 1998

Closing Date: June 11, 1999

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

Elizabeth P. Castenada (Sapian, Northern Mariana Islands), Private Entity/Person

E.J. International Inc. (Sapian, Northern Mariana Islands), 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: 350000

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Retaliation Prohibition

Reporting

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits