Case: EEOC v. GOLD'S GYM

1:03-cv-00900 | U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina

Filed Date: Sept. 22, 2003

Closed Date: Aug. 16, 2004

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Case Summary

In September 2003, the Charlotte District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against Greensboro Fitness, L.L.C., doing business as Gold's Gym, in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina alleging discrimination on the basis of sex in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant subjected the two charging parties, female employees, to a sexually hostile work environment. The complaining parties intervened in the lawsuit in October 2003. When defendant failed to appear in court, the plaintiffs moved for default judgment, which was granted June 2004. The judgment required the defendant to pay each complaining party $50,000 in compensatory and punitive damages and $3,500 attorney's fees.

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David Friedman (11/12/2007)

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1:03-cv-00900

Docket

EEOC v. Greensboro Fitness dba Gold's Gym

May 5, 2006

May 5, 2006

Docket
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1:03-cv-00900

Complaint - Jury Trial Demand

EEOC v. Greensboro Fitness dba Gold's Gym

Sept. 22, 2003

Sept. 22, 2003

Complaint
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1:03-cv-00900

Judgment

EEOC v. Greensboro Fitness dba Gold's Gym

Aug. 16, 2004

Aug. 16, 2004

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

Last updated June 3, 2022, 3:10 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link

**Case assigned to Magistrate Judge Sharp. AO Code 18BA (N. Dickerson) (Entered: 09/23/2003)

Sept. 22, 2003

Sept. 22, 2003

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COMPLAINT; jury demand (N. Dickerson) (Entered: 09/23/2003)

Sept. 22, 2003

Sept. 22, 2003

2

MOTION by LATRISHA ASANTE, JULIE MIDKIFF to Intervene as party plaintiff's . (L. Simmonds) (Entered: 10/01/2003)

Oct. 1, 2003

Oct. 1, 2003

Motion(s) referred: [2-1] motion to Intervene as party plaintiff's referred to MAG/JUDGE P. T. SHARP (R. Winchester) (Entered: 10/27/2003)

Oct. 27, 2003

Oct. 27, 2003

3

ORDER granting [2-1] motion to Intervene as party plaintiff's signed by MAG/JUDGE P. T. SHARP Ccs dist. [EOD Date 10/29/03] (J. Wilson) (Entered: 10/29/2003)

Oct. 29, 2003

Oct. 29, 2003

4

SUMMONS issued for GREENSBORO FITNESS to Ted Sampson, Registered Agent. (N. Dickerson) (Entered: 12/08/2003)

Dec. 8, 2003

Dec. 8, 2003

5

MOTION by LATRISHA ASANTE, JULIE MIDKIFF to Extend Time until 2/27/04 to serve deft with complaint and summons (J. Wilson) (Entered: 01/16/2004)

Jan. 16, 2004

Jan. 16, 2004

Motion(s) referred: [5-1] motion to Extend Time until 2/27/04 to serve deft with complaint and summons referred to MAG/JUDGE P. T. SHARP (R. Winchester) (Entered: 01/22/2004)

Jan. 22, 2004

Jan. 22, 2004

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ORDER signed by MAG/JUDGE P. T. SHARP that Plaintiff, EEOC will have until February 27, 2004 to serve Defendant with the Complaint and summons in this action. Ccs dist [EOD Date 1/28/04] (L. Simmonds) (Entered: 01/28/2004)

Jan. 27, 2004

Jan. 27, 2004

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AFFIDAVIT of Kerith Cohen Re: Service (N. Dickerson) (Entered: 03/08/2004)

March 8, 2004

March 8, 2004

8

MOTION by EEOC for Default Judgment against GREENSBORO FITNESS (L. Simmonds) (Entered: 04/05/2004)

April 1, 2004

April 1, 2004

9

MOTION by EEOC for Entry of Default as to GREENSBORO FITNESS for failure to appear, plead, or otherwise defend this action . (L. Simmonds) (Entered: 04/12/2004)

April 9, 2004

April 9, 2004

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CLERK'S ENTRY OF DEFAULT as to GREENSBORO FITNESS granting [9-1] motion for Entry of Default as to GREENSBORO FITNESS for failure to appear, plead, or otherwise defend this action. (L. Simmonds) Modified on 04/16/2004 (Entered: 04/16/2004)

April 16, 2004

April 16, 2004

Copy of Pldg # 10 mailed to defendant Greensboro Fitness, LLC, d/b/a Gold's Gym c/o Ted Sampson, Registered Agent 3201-109 Edward Mill Rd., Raleigh NC 27613 (L. Simmonds) Modified on 04/16/2004 (Entered: 04/16/2004)

April 16, 2004

April 16, 2004

Document returned undeliverable as to Defendant, Greensboro, Fitness, LLC, d/b/a Golds's Gym mail not deliverable as addressed unable to forward return to sender. Re: [10-1] Clerk's Entry of Default (L. Simmonds) (Entered: 06/02/2004)

April 23, 2004

April 23, 2004

Motion submission: [8-1] motion for Default Judgment against GREENSBORO FITNESS submitted to Judge Osteen (R. Winchester) (Entered: 05/19/2004)

May 19, 2004

May 19, 2004

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ORDER signed by JUDGE WILLIAM L. OSTEEN that Plaintiff EEOC's Motion for Default Judgment, including a request for a hearing on damages is, GRANTED. Ccs. dist. [EOD Date 6/15/04] (L. Simmonds) (Entered: 06/15/2004)

June 14, 2004

June 14, 2004

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NOTICE of Hearing: Set Status Conference for 10:30 8/10/04 in GREENSBORO #1 COURTROOM Re: Damages ( before JUDGE WILLIAM L. OSTEEN ) (R. Winchester) (Entered: 07/09/2004)

July 9, 2004

July 9, 2004

Status Conference regarding damages held before JUDGE WILLIAM L. OSTEEN in Gso. Mary Jo Beck, Court Reporter. Written order forthcoming. (See exhibit and witness list) (R. Winchester) Modified on 09/01/2004 (Entered: 08/10/2004)

Aug. 10, 2004

Aug. 10, 2004

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JUDGMENT (signed by JUDGE WILLIAM L. OSTEEN) This matter was heard on the issue of damages on 8/10/04. Based on the evidence presented it is ordered that Plaintiff-Intervenor Latrisha Asante have and recover of defendant the sum of $50,000.00 in compensatory and punitive damages and $1,750.00 in attorney's fees. Further ordered that Plaintiff-Intervenor Julie Midkiff have and recover of defendant the sum of $50,000.00 in compensatory and punitive damages and $1,750.00 in attorney's fees. Ccs. dist. [EOD Date 8/16/04] (C. Gammon) (Entered: 08/16/2004)

Aug. 16, 2004

Aug. 16, 2004

CASE NO LONGER REFERRED to Judge. (C. Gammon) (Entered: 08/16/2004)

Aug. 16, 2004

Aug. 16, 2004

CASE CLOSED. Closing Code 5 (C. Gammon) (Entered: 08/16/2004)

Aug. 16, 2004

Aug. 16, 2004

Case Details

State / Territory: North Carolina

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 22, 2003

Closing Date: Aug. 16, 2004

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

Greensboro Fitness L.L.C. (Greensboro, North Carolina), 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

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Damages

Source of Relief:

Litigation

Amount Defendant Pays: 103500

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit