Case: EEOC v. FEDERAL CLEANING CONTRACTORS

2:04-cv-02063 | U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona

Filed Date: Sept. 30, 2004

Closed Date: Jan. 11, 2008

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Case Summary

The EEOC Phoenix office filed this suit on September 30, 2004 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, Phoenix Division. The suit alleged sexual harassment in violation of Title VII against Federal Cleaning Contractors, an Illinois corporation with an office in Phoenix. The defendant filed five motions requesting extensions to answer the complaint. Its answer, the 31st entry on the docket, arrived immediately after the EEOC filed a motion for default judgment. The defendant had p…

The EEOC Phoenix office filed this suit on September 30, 2004 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, Phoenix Division. The suit alleged sexual harassment in violation of Title VII against Federal Cleaning Contractors, an Illinois corporation with an office in Phoenix. The defendant filed five motions requesting extensions to answer the complaint. Its answer, the 31st entry on the docket, arrived immediately after the EEOC filed a motion for default judgment. The defendant had previously filed a motion to dismiss on jurisdictional grounds, claiming the EEOC had not met the necessary conditions precedent to filing. The court denied this motion, prompting the defendant to file its answer.

A consent decree was entered on January 11, 2006, a little more than a month after the parties notified the court of their intent to settle. The agreement mandated that defendant pay $77,000 to seven complainants and adopt new policies regarding sexual harassment. The defendant also agreed to report to the EEOC every six months regarding its compliance with the decree. For example, the defendant must identify individuals who have complained of sexual harassment and confirm that it conducted required training. The terms of the agreement were to run for two years. The docket sheet shows that no further enforcement took place; the case was presumably closed in 2008.

Summary Authors

Jason Chester (7/23/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:04-cv-02063

Docket

EEOC v. Federal Cleaning Contractors, Inc.

Jan. 11, 2006

Jan. 11, 2006

Docket
25

2:04-cv-02063

Order [Regarding Motion to Dismiss]

EEOC v. Federal Cleaning Contractors, Inc.

Aug. 4, 2005

Aug. 4, 2005

Order/Opinion
37

2:04-cv-02063

Order [Dismissal Due to Settlement]

EEOC v. Federal Cleaning Contractors, Inc.

Dec. 5, 2005

Dec. 5, 2005

Order/Opinion
39

2:04-cv-02063

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Federal Cleaning Contractors, Inc.

Jan. 11, 2006

Jan. 11, 2006

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 11, 2022, 3:05 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
15

JOINDER by pla EEOC to motion to extend time to answer complaint for additional 30 days by dft Federal Cleaning Con [13-1] (LAD) (Entered: 01/27/2005)

Jan. 21, 2004

Jan. 21, 2004

1

COMPLAINT FILED (MRB) (Entered: 10/01/2004)

Sept. 30, 2004

Sept. 30, 2004

2

INITIAL ORDER by Judge David G. Campbell ORDERED ...pla(s) shall effect served of the complaint and summons on all dfts within 120 days of filing the complaint; ...the Court may dismiss this action without further notice with respect to any dft(s) named in the complaint that are not served within this time period; pla(s) shall notify the Court in writing when service has been accomplished on dft(s)...and shall request that the Court set a case management conference....; pla(s) shall provide such notification to the Court within 10 days after service of the complaint on all dft(s); upon receipt of such notice, the Court will issue an order setting Rule 16 case management conference that directs the parties to comply with Rule 26(f) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and describes the case management report that must be filed by the parties....; ....the parties shall not seek discovery from any source until they have conferred as required by Rule 26(f); pla(s) shall ensure all dft(s) promptly receive a copy of this order (cc: all counsel) re: order filed [2-1] (LAD) (Entered: 10/06/2004)

Oct. 6, 2004

Oct. 6, 2004

3

RETURN OF SERVICE EXECUTED summons/complaint upon dft Federal Cleaning Con by service upon Statutory Agent CT Corporation in Phoenix, AZ (Duc Le, Service Clerk) on 10/18/04 (LAD) (Entered: 10/22/2004)

Oct. 21, 2004

Oct. 21, 2004

4

NOTICE by pla EEOC of service of summons, complaint and initial order on 10/18/04 on Federal Cleaning Contractors, Inc. through its statutory agent. (KCS) (Entered: 11/01/2004)

Oct. 29, 2004

Oct. 29, 2004

5

MOTION to extend time to answer complaint [1-1] (until 12/8/04) by dft Federal Cleaning Con [5-1] (no proposed document) (received 11/16/04) (LAD) (Entered: 11/16/2004)

Nov. 8, 2004

Nov. 8, 2004

6

ORDER by Judge David G. Campbell granting motion to extend time to answer complaint [1-1] (until 12/8/04) by dft Federal Cleaning Con [5-1] (no proposed document) (cc: all counsel) (LAD) (Entered: 11/16/2004)

Nov. 16, 2004

Nov. 16, 2004

7

MOTION for admission pro hac vice as to Christopher L Casazza, atty for dft Federal Cleaning Con [7-1] (LAD) (Entered: 11/19/2004)

Nov. 16, 2004

Nov. 16, 2004

8

MOTION for admission pro hac vice as to William F Dugan, atty for dft Federal Cleaning Con [8-1] (LAD) (Entered: 11/19/2004)

Nov. 16, 2004

Nov. 16, 2004

Pro Hac Vice $25 Fee Paid as to Christopher L Casazza (BAS) (Entered: 11/17/2004)

Nov. 17, 2004

Nov. 17, 2004

Pro Hac Vice $25 Fee Paid as to William F Dugan (BAS) (Entered: 11/17/2004)

Nov. 17, 2004

Nov. 17, 2004

9

ORDER by Judge David G. Campbell granting motion for admission pro hac vice as to William F Dugan, atty for dft Federal Cleaning Con [8-1] (cc: all counsel) (LAD) (Entered: 11/29/2004)

Nov. 29, 2004

Nov. 29, 2004

10

ORDER by Judge David G. Campbell granting motion for admission pro hac vice as to Christopher L Casazza, atty for dft Federal Cleaning Con [7-1] (cc: all counsel) (LAD) (Entered: 11/29/2004)

Nov. 29, 2004

Nov. 29, 2004

11

MOTION to extend time to answer complaint [1-1] (no later than 1/8/05) by pla EEOC, dft Federal Cleaning Con [11-1] (LAD) (Entered: 12/10/2004)

Dec. 7, 2004

Dec. 7, 2004

12

ORDER by Judge David G. Campbell granting motion to extend time to answer complaint [1-1] (no later than 1/8/05) by pla EEOC, dft Federal Cleaning Con [11-1] (cc: all counsel) (SRB) (Entered: 12/16/2004)

Dec. 16, 2004

Dec. 16, 2004

13

MOTION to extend time to answer complaint for additional 30 days by dft Federal Cleaning Con [13-1] (SRB) (Entered: 01/11/2005)

Jan. 10, 2005

Jan. 10, 2005

14

ORDER by Judge David G. Campbell granting motion to extend time (thru 2/8/05) to answer complaint by dft Federal Cleaning Con [13-1] (cc: all counsel) (MAP) (Entered: 01/24/2005)

Jan. 24, 2005

Jan. 24, 2005

16

MOTION to extend time to answer complaint [1-1] (no later than 2/22/05) by pla EEOC, dft Federal Cleaning Con [16-1] (LAD) (Entered: 02/08/2005)

Feb. 7, 2005

Feb. 7, 2005

17

ORDER by Judge David G. Campbell granting motion to extend time to answer complaint [1-1] (no later than 2/22/05) by pla EEOC, dft Federal Cleaning Con [16-1]; no further extensions will be granted (cc: all counsel) (SRB) (Entered: 02/14/2005)

Feb. 14, 2005

Feb. 14, 2005

18

MOTION to dismiss case by dft Federal Cleaning Con [18-1] (SRB) (Entered: 02/23/2005)

Feb. 22, 2005

Feb. 22, 2005

19

MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT by dft Federal Cleaning Con of motion to dismiss case by dft Federal Cleaning Con [18-1] [18-1] (SRB) (Entered: 02/23/2005)

Feb. 22, 2005

Feb. 22, 2005

20

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for pla EEOC by Lucila G Rosas (SRB) (Entered: 03/28/2005)

March 23, 2005

March 23, 2005

21

RESPONSE by pla EEOC to motion to dismiss case by dft Federal Cleaning Con [18-1] (SRB) (Entered: 03/31/2005)

March 25, 2005

March 25, 2005

22

MOTION to extend time until April 18, 2005 to reply to pla opposition to dft motion to dismiss (first request) by dft [22-1] (CMM) (Entered: 04/12/2005)

April 11, 2005

April 11, 2005

23

ORDER by Judge David G. Campbell granting motion to extend time until April 18, 2005 to reply to pla opposition to dft motion to dismiss (first request) by dft [22-1] (cc: all counsel) (LAD) (Entered: 04/14/2005)

April 14, 2005

April 14, 2005

24

REPLY by dft to response to motion to dismiss case by dft Federal Cleaning Con [18-1] (DMT) (Entered: 04/18/2005)

April 18, 2005

April 18, 2005

25

ORDER denying [18] Motion to Dismiss Case. Order setting Rule 16 Scheduling Conference to follow. Signed by Judge David G. Campbell on 8/4/05. (DGC, ) (Entered: 08/04/2005)

Aug. 4, 2005

Aug. 4, 2005

Copy of document number 25, mailed to Christopher Casazza, William Dugan on this date. (DGC, ) (Entered: 08/04/2005)

Aug. 4, 2005

Aug. 4, 2005

26

MOTION for Entry of Default as to Federal Cleaning Contractors, Inc. by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Counsel)(Lopez, P) (Entered: 08/30/2005)

Aug. 30, 2005

Aug. 30, 2005

27

ANSWER to Complaint by Federal Cleaning Contractors Inc.(Dugan, William) (Entered: 09/01/2005)

Sept. 1, 2005

Sept. 1, 2005

28

MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer to Plaintiff's Complaint (Fifth Request) by Federal Cleaning Contractors Inc. (Dugan, William) (Entered: 09/01/2005)

Sept. 1, 2005

Sept. 1, 2005

29

MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer Order to Motion Instanter to Extend the Time to File Its Answer to Plaintiff's Complaint (Fifth Request) by Federal Cleaning Contractors Inc. (Dugan, William) (Entered: 09/01/2005)

Sept. 1, 2005

Sept. 1, 2005

30

MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re [1] Complaint by Federal Cleaning Contractors Inc. (MAP, ) (Entered: 09/01/2005)

Sept. 1, 2005

Sept. 1, 2005

31

ANSWER to Complaint by Federal Cleaning Contractors Inc.(MAP, ) (Entered: 09/01/2005)

Sept. 1, 2005

Sept. 1, 2005

32

ORDER granting 28, 29, 30: Motion for Extension of Time to Answer. Federal Cleaning Contractors Inc answer due 9/1/2005; Federal Cleaning Contractors Inc answer due 9/1/2005. Signed by Judge David G Campbell on 9/2/05. (DGC, ) (Entered: 09/02/2005)

Sept. 2, 2005

Sept. 2, 2005

Copy of document number 32, mailed to Christopher Casazza on this date. (DGC, ) (Entered: 09/02/2005)

Sept. 2, 2005

Sept. 2, 2005

33

ORDER. A Rule 16 Scheduling Conference set for 12/2/2005 03:30 PM in Courtroom 603, 401 West Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85003 before Judge David G Campbell. Signed by Judge David G Campbell on 9/7/05. (DGC, ) (Entered: 09/07/2005)

Sept. 7, 2005

Sept. 7, 2005

Copy of document number 33, mailed to Christopher Casazza on this date. (DGC, ) (Entered: 09/07/2005)

Sept. 7, 2005

Sept. 7, 2005

34

MOTION for Extension of Time to Submit Joint Case Management Plan by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Lopez, P) (Entered: 11/23/2005)

Nov. 23, 2005

Nov. 23, 2005

35

NOTICE of Settlement by all parties (Attachments: # 1 Consent Decree) (Lopez, P) (Entered: 11/30/2005)

Nov. 30, 2005

Nov. 30, 2005

36

ORDER granting 34 Motion for Extension of Time. Signed by Judge David G Campbell on 12/1/05. (DGC,nvj) (Entered: 12/01/2005)

Dec. 1, 2005

Dec. 1, 2005

37

ORDER re 35 NOTICE of Settlement by all parties (Attachments: # (1) Consent Decree)(Lopez, P) filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Federal Cleaning Contractors Inc. Possible Dismissal due by 1/5/2006. Signed by Judge David G Campbell on 12/5/05. (DGC,nvj) (Entered: 12/05/2005)

Dec. 5, 2005

Dec. 5, 2005

38

Joint MOTION to Approve Consent Judgment by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Consent Decree)(Lopez, P) (Entered: 01/04/2006)

Jan. 4, 2006

Jan. 4, 2006

39

CONSENT DECREE. Signed by Judge David G Campbell on 1/10/06. (SBU, ) (Entered: 01/11/2006)

Jan. 11, 2006

Jan. 11, 2006

Case Details

State / Territory: Arizona

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 30, 2004

Closing Date: Jan. 11, 2008

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

Federal Cleaning Contractors, Inc. (Phoenix, AZ), 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: 77000

Order Duration: 2006 - 2008

Content of Injunction:

Expungement of Employment Record

Retaliation Prohibition

Discrimination Prohibition

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Reporting

Provide antidiscrimination training

Monitoring

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