Case: EEOC v. HILL COUNTRY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

1:99-cv-00516 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

Filed Date: Aug. 25, 1999

Closed Date: Oct. 20, 2000

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Case Summary

The San Antonio District Office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Office for the Western District of Texas, against Hill Country Memorial Hospital. The complaint, filed in August 1999, alleged sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; specifically that the charging party had been subjected to a sexually hostile work environment and that she had been forced to resign her position because of her sex. We do not have a copy of the complaint i…

The San Antonio District Office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Office for the Western District of Texas, against Hill Country Memorial Hospital. The complaint, filed in August 1999, alleged sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; specifically that the charging party had been subjected to a sexually hostile work environment and that she had been forced to resign her position because of her sex. We do not have a copy of the complaint in this case.

In April 2000 the charging party intervened and in June 2000 the Defendant moved for summary judgment. The Defendants motion for summary judgment was denied in July 2000 and the parties entered a consent decree in September 2000. The decree was signed by the judge one month later and was valid for one year. The decree required the Defendant to pay $90,000 to the intervenor plaintiff, to provide 2 hours of EEO training to its employees, and to post a notice of non-discrimination in its facility.

Summary Authors

Shankar Viswanathan (6/21/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:99-cv-00516

Docket

EEOC v. Hill Country Memorial Hospital

Oct. 20, 2000

Oct. 20, 2000

Docket
45

1:99-cv-00516

Order RE: Motion for Summary Judgment

EEOC v. Hill Country Memorial Hospital

July 14, 2000

July 14, 2000

Order/Opinion
51

1:99-cv-00516

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Hill Country Memorial Hospital

Oct. 19, 2000

Oct. 19, 2000

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated July 23, 2022, 3:18 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

Complaint filed. Filing Fee: waived - US Government plaintiff (pages 6) (fe) (Entered: 08/26/1999)

Aug. 25, 1999

Aug. 25, 1999

Court file prepared and forwarded to Judge Sparks. (fe) (Entered: 08/26/1999)

Aug. 26, 1999

Aug. 26, 1999

2

Waiver of Service by Hill Country Memorial; Notice and Request Mailed on 9/3/99; Answer due on 11/2/99 for Hill Country Memorial (fe) (Entered: 09/30/1999)

Sept. 30, 1999

Sept. 30, 1999

3

Original Answer by Hill Country Memorial (fe) (Entered: 11/02/1999)

Nov. 1, 1999

Nov. 1, 1999

Rcvd: Joint Proposed Scheduling Order (fe) (Entered: 12/01/1999)

Nov. 30, 1999

Nov. 30, 1999

4

Scheduling order setting Alternate Dispute Resolution Report due by 12/1/99; Consent to Trial by Magistrate due by 12/15/99; Joining of parties, amending of pleadings on 3/1/00; Discovery cutoff 6/2/00; Deadline for filing of all motions 6/16/00; Pretrial order to be submitted on or before 7/21/00; Docket Call set for 11:00 7/28/00 (fe) (Entered: 12/06/1999)

Dec. 3, 1999

Dec. 3, 1999

5

Alternate Dispute Resolution Report filed by EEOC, Hill Country Memorial Parties do not agree to Alternate Dispute Resolution at this time (fe) (Entered: 12/15/1999)

Dec. 15, 1999

Dec. 15, 1999

6

Witness list by Hill Country Memorial (fe) (Entered: 01/13/2000)

Jan. 12, 2000

Jan. 12, 2000

6

Designation of expert witness filed by Hill Country Memoria (fe) (Entered: 01/13/2000)

Jan. 12, 2000

Jan. 12, 2000

6

Exhibit list by Hill Country Memoria (fe) (Entered: 01/13/2000)

Jan. 12, 2000

Jan. 12, 2000

7

Witness list by EEOC (fe) (Entered: 01/20/2000)

Jan. 19, 2000

Jan. 19, 2000

7

Designation of expert witness filed by EEOC (fe) (Entered: 01/20/2000)

Jan. 19, 2000

Jan. 19, 2000

7

Exhibit list by EEOC (fe) (Entered: 01/20/2000)

Jan. 19, 2000

Jan. 19, 2000

8

Motion by Mary Sueltenfuss to intervene ; rcvd: intvpla's cmp (fe) (Entered: 03/20/2000)

March 17, 2000

March 17, 2000

9

Motion by Hill Country Memorial in opposition to Mary Sueltenfuss' mtn to intervene (fe) (Entered: 03/24/2000)

March 24, 2000

March 24, 2000

10

Order set status conference for 11:00 4/13/00 (fe) (Entered: 03/30/2000)

March 29, 2000

March 29, 2000

11

Advisory to the court filed by Mary Sueltenfuss (fe) (Entered: 03/30/2000)

March 30, 2000

March 30, 2000

12

Order granting motion to intervene [8-1]; status conf remains set for 4/13/00 at 11:00 (fe) (Entered: 04/06/2000)

April 5, 2000

April 5, 2000

13

Intervenor Mary Sueltenfuss' Original complaint (Pages: 6) (fe) (Entered: 04/06/2000)

April 5, 2000

April 5, 2000

Mooted motion in opposition to Mary Sueltenfuss' mtn to intervene [9-1] (fe) (Entered: 04/11/2000)

April 11, 2000

April 11, 2000

14

Order reset motion filing deadline for 6/9/00 , docket call remains set for 11:00 7/28/00 , and set pretrial order due for 7/28/00 ; 7 hrs/side for trial, jury of 7; pla shall produce intvpla employment and medical records covering 2 yrs prior to her employment by dft w/i 10 days (fe) (Entered: 04/17/2000)

April 14, 2000

April 14, 2000

15

Answer by Hill Country Memorial to intervenor complaint [13-1] (fe) (Entered: 04/19/2000)

April 18, 2000

April 18, 2000

16

Exhibit list by Hill Country Memorial (fe) (Entered: 05/04/2000)

May 3, 2000

May 3, 2000

16

Witness List by Hill Country Memoria (fe) (Entered: 05/04/2000)

May 3, 2000

May 3, 2000

16

Designation of expert witness filed by Hill Country Memorial (fe) (Entered: 05/04/2000)

May 3, 2000

May 3, 2000

17

Motion by Hill Country Memorial to require pla and intervenor to show good cause for failing to comply with the court's scheduling order , or alternatively to preclude pla and intervenor from introducing witnesses and exhibits at trial (fe) (Entered: 05/05/2000)

May 4, 2000

May 4, 2000

18

Joint motion by Hill Country Memoria, EEOC, Mary Sueltenfuss for entry of protective order (mc2) (Entered: 05/09/2000)

May 8, 2000

May 8, 2000

19

Response by EEOC motion to require pla and intervenor to show good cause for failing to comply with the court's scheduling order [17-1], motion to preclude pla and intervenor from introducing witnesses and exhibits at trial [17-2] (mc2) (Entered: 05/09/2000)

May 9, 2000

May 9, 2000

20

Response by Mary Sueltenfuss motion to require pla and intervenor to show good cause for failing to comply with the court's scheduling order [17-1], motion to preclude pla and intervenor from introducing witnesses and exhibits at trial [17-2] (mc2) (Entered: 05/09/2000)

May 9, 2000

May 9, 2000

21

Defendant's Amended Rule CV-16(e) Disclosures - Designation of expert witness filed by Hill Country Memoria (mc2) (Entered: 05/09/2000)

May 9, 2000

May 9, 2000

22

Amended Proposed Witnesses and trial exhibits List by EEOC (mc2) (Entered: 05/10/2000)

May 10, 2000

May 10, 2000

23

Protective Order; granting joint motion for entry of protective order [18-1] (fe) (Entered: 05/12/2000)

May 12, 2000

May 12, 2000

24

Order Regarding Documents Filed Under Seal (fe) (Entered: 05/12/2000)

May 12, 2000

May 12, 2000

25

Motion by EEOC to compel (fe) (Entered: 05/15/2000)

May 15, 2000

May 15, 2000

26

Order set pending matters hearing for 10:00 5/19/00 (fe) (Entered: 05/17/2000)

May 17, 2000

May 17, 2000

27

Order mooting motion to compel [25-1], mooting motion to require pla and intervenor to show good cause for failing to comply with the court's scheduling order [17-1], mooting motion to preclude pla and intervenor from introducing witnesses and exhibits at trial [17-2] (fe) (Entered: 05/22/2000)

May 19, 2000

May 19, 2000

28

Notice of attorney appearance for EEOC by Cynthia M. Cano (fe) (Entered: 05/23/2000)

May 22, 2000

May 22, 2000

29

Proposed Witness List by Hill Country Memorial (fe) (Entered: 06/05/2000)

June 2, 2000

June 2, 2000

29

Designation of expert witness filed by Hill Country Memorial (fe) (Entered: 06/05/2000)

June 2, 2000

June 2, 2000

29

Exhibit list by Hill Country Memorial (fe) (Entered: 06/05/2000)

June 2, 2000

June 2, 2000

30

Motion by Hill Country Memorial to take deposition of Dr. Michael Coffey (fe) (Entered: 06/05/2000)

June 2, 2000

June 2, 2000

31

Amended Exhibit list by Hill Country Memorial (fe) (Entered: 06/05/2000)

June 2, 2000

June 2, 2000

31

Proposed Witness List by Hill Country Memorial (fe) (Entered: 06/05/2000)

June 2, 2000

June 2, 2000

32

Order granting motion to take deposition of Dr. Michael Coffey [30-1]. (Noticed 6/5/00.) (mc2) (Entered: 06/05/2000)

June 5, 2000

June 5, 2000

33

Motion by Hill Country Memoria for summary judgment and supporting brief (fe) (Entered: 06/12/2000)

June 9, 2000

June 9, 2000

34

Motion by EEOC for leave to file pla's response to dft's motion for summary judgment in excess of ten pages (fe) (Entered: 06/23/2000)

June 23, 2000

June 23, 2000

35

Response by EEOC to dft's motion for summary judgment and supporting brief [33-1] (fe) (Entered: 06/23/2000)

June 23, 2000

June 23, 2000

36

Pla's statement of disputed material facts (fe) (Entered: 06/23/2000)

June 23, 2000

June 23, 2000

37

Motion by EEOC for leave to file deposition testimony of Karen Cornehl under seal (fe) (Entered: 06/23/2000)

June 23, 2000

June 23, 2000

38

SEALED Deposition Testimony of Karen Cornehl (fe) (Entered: 06/23/2000)

June 23, 2000

June 23, 2000

39

Order granting motion for leave to file pla's response to dft's motion for summary judgment in excess of ten pages [34-1] (fe) (Entered: 06/26/2000)

June 26, 2000

June 26, 2000

40

Advisory to the court filed by Mary Sueltenfuss (fe) (Entered: 06/26/2000)

June 26, 2000

June 26, 2000

41

Notice of attorney appearance for EEOC by Leticia Dominguez (fe) (Entered: 06/26/2000)

June 26, 2000

June 26, 2000

42

Dft's reply in support of its motion for summary judgment (fe) (Entered: 06/28/2000)

June 27, 2000

June 27, 2000

43

Response by EEOC to reply brief [42-1] (td) (Entered: 07/05/2000)

July 5, 2000

July 5, 2000

44

Order granting motion for leave to file deposition testimony of Karen Cornehl under seal [37-1] (fe) (Entered: 07/13/2000)

July 13, 2000

July 13, 2000

45

Order denying motion for summary judgment and supporting brief [33-1] (fe) (Entered: 07/14/2000)

July 14, 2000

July 14, 2000

Docket call held; parties announced ready; jury selection 07/31/00 at 8:30; trial to start immediately thereafter (fe) (Entered: 07/26/2000)

July 26, 2000

July 26, 2000

47

Advisory to the court filed by Hill Country Memoria, EEOC, Mary Sueltenfuss - Notice of pending settlement. (mc2) (Entered: 07/28/2000)

July 27, 2000

July 27, 2000

48

Order setting Jury selection for 8:30 7/31/00 , with trial to follow immediately thereafter with a jury of 7 and a verdict down to 5, and each side be allotted 7 hours in trial... (Noticed 7/28/00.) (mc2) (Entered: 07/28/2000)

July 27, 2000

July 27, 2000

49

Joint motion by Hill Country Memoria, EEOC, Mary Sueltenfuss to enter consent decree (fe) (Entered: 09/15/2000)

Sept. 15, 2000

Sept. 15, 2000

50

Order granting joint motion to enter consent decree [49-1]; The Court retains jurisdiction to enforce the terms and conditions as set forth in the Consent Decree (fe) (Entered: 10/23/2000)

Oct. 19, 2000

Oct. 19, 2000

51

Consent Decree (Pages: 7) (fe) (Entered: 10/23/2000)

Oct. 19, 2000

Oct. 19, 2000

Case closed (fe) (Entered: 10/23/2000)

Oct. 20, 2000

Oct. 20, 2000

Case Details

State / Territory: Texas

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Aug. 25, 1999

Closing Date: Oct. 20, 2000

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

Hill Country Memorial Hospital, 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: 95000

Order Duration: 2000 - 2001

Content of Injunction:

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Discrimination Prohibition

Provide antidiscrimination training

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

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit