Case: EEOC v. JLP, LLC d/b/a "Jiffy Lube of Plainview"

5:04-cv-00216 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

Filed Date: Sept. 29, 2004

Closed Date: 2008

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Case Summary

The El Paso and San Antonio offices of the EEOC brought this suit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas in September 2004 against JLP, LLC and Wolflin Oil, LLC. The complaint alleged discrimination based on race and national origin in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. More specifically, the complaint alleged the defendants terminated the employment of two employees because of their race (black) and national origin (Hispanic). While the Court admi…

The El Paso and San Antonio offices of the EEOC brought this suit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas in September 2004 against JLP, LLC and Wolflin Oil, LLC. The complaint alleged discrimination based on race and national origin in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. More specifically, the complaint alleged the defendants terminated the employment of two employees because of their race (black) and national origin (Hispanic). While the Court administratively closed any claims against Wolflin Oil in December 2004, this order was subsequently vacated. In January 2006, the parties entered a consent decree.

The consent decree included non-retaliation and non-discrimination clauses and required the defendants to post the EEO rights of employees. The defendants agreed to provide EEO training to supervisory and managerial employees on non-discriminatory work and management techniques. The decree had a term of two years, but called for an extension upon a violation. The defendants also agreed to pay the two claimants a total of $10,000. The defendants were also required to provide neutral reference letters to claimant's prospective employers and expunge their employment records. The docket sheet does not show any further enforcement; the case was presumably closed in 2008.

Summary Authors

Justin Kanter (10/26/2008)

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Document

Docket [PACER]

EEOC v. JLP, L L C d/b/a "Jiffy Lube of Plainview"

Jan. 3, 2006 Docket
1

Complaint

EEOC v. JLP, L.L.C.

Sept. 29, 2004 Complaint
1

Order (of Administrative Closure) - [Consolidated Case 04-216]

EEOC v. Wolflin Oil, L L C

Dec. 20, 2004 Order/Opinion
2

Order Granting Plaintiff's Motion to Alter Court's Order of December 20, 2004 [Consolidated Case 04-216]

EEOC v. Wolflin Oil, L L C

Jan. 26, 2005 Order/Opinion
22

Consent Decree

EEOC v. JLP, L.L.C.

Jan. 3, 2006 Settlement Agreement

Docket

Last updated May 13, 2022

ECF Number Description Date Link
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COMPLAINT against JLP, L.L.C., Wolflin Oil, L.L.C. , filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(dks, ) (Entered: 09/30/2004)

Sept. 29, 2004

DEMAND for Trial by Jury by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (dks, ) (Entered: 09/30/2004)

Sept. 29, 2004
2

Summons Issued as to Wolflin Oil, L L C. (egb, ) (Entered: 11/17/2004)

Nov. 17, 2004
3

Summons Issued as to JLP, L L C. (egb, ) (Entered: 11/17/2004)

Nov. 17, 2004
4

ANSWER (Response) to Complaint by Wolflin Oil, L L C.(egb, ) (Entered: 12/20/2004)

Dec. 17, 2004
5

SUGGESTION OF BANKRUPTCY Upon the Record as to Wolfin Oil, L.L.C., d/b/a Jiffy Lube of Amarillo by Wolflin Oil, L L C. (egb, ) (Entered: 12/20/2004)

Dec. 17, 2004
6

ORDER: The Court has been notified that on June 29, 2004, Wolflin Oil, L.L.C., d/b/a Jiffy Lube of Amarillo, filed a petition for bankruptcy under chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. Pursuant to Section 362 of the Bankruptcy Code, an automatic stay is now in effect. To manage the Court's docket more efficiently, the Court finds that any claims by and/or against Wolflin Oil, L.L.C. should be severed and administatively closed. It is therefore ORDERED that any claims herein by and/or against Wolflin Oil, L.L.C. are severed and shall hereafter be styled "Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Plaintiff, v. Wolflin Oil, L.L.C., Defendant," Civil Action No. 5:04-CV-0309-C. It is further ORDERED that Civil Action No. 5:04-CV-0309-C is administratively closed without prejudice to its being reopened if the stay is lifted or the debtor is not discharged at the conclusion of the related bankruptcy proceeding. It is further ORDERED that Civil Action No. 5:04-CV-216-C shall hereafter be styled "Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Plaintiff, v. JLP, L.L.C., d/b/a Jiffy Lube of Plainview, Defendant." (Signed by Judge Sam R Cummings on 12/20/04) (egb, ) Modified on 1/26/2005 (egb, ). (VACATED PER ORDER OF 1/26/05) (Entered: 12/20/2004)

Dec. 20, 2004
7

ORIGINAL ANSWER to Complaint by JLP, L L C.(egb, ) (Entered: 12/21/2004)

Dec. 21, 2004
8

SCHEDULING ORDER: Amended Pleadings due by 3:00 p.m. 3/15/2005. Discovery due by 3:00 p.m. 10/14/2005. Joinder of Parties due by 3:00 p.m. 3/15/2005. All other pretrial motions, including motions for summary judgment due by 3:00 p.m. 10/14/2005. Experts, unless otherwise identified pursuant to written discovery, must be disclosed by 3:00 p.m. on 6/15/05. (Signed by Judge Sam R Cummings on 12/21/04) (egb, ) (Entered: 12/21/2004)

Dec. 21, 2004
9

MOTION for Leave to Proceed Without Local Counsel by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (egb, ) (Entered: 12/29/2004)

Dec. 29, 2004
10

MOTION to Amend/Correct 6 Order by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (egb, ) (Entered: 12/29/2004)

Dec. 29, 2004
11

ORDER granting 9 Motion for Leave to Proceed Without Local Counsel. It is therefore ORDERED, ADJUDGED, and DECREED that Plaintiff, EEOC, may appear without designation of local counsel. (Signed by Judge Sam R Cummings on 12/30/04) (egb, ) (Entered: 12/30/2004)

Dec. 30, 2004
12

RESPONSE to Motion re 10 MOTION to Amend/Correct 6 Order filed by JLP, L L C. (egb, ) (Entered: 01/18/2005)

Jan. 18, 2005
13

RESPONSE to Motion re 10 MOTION to Amend/Correct 6 Order filed by Wolflin Oil, L L C. (egb, ) (Entered: 01/18/2005)

Jan. 18, 2005
14

ORDER granting 10 Motion to Alter or Amend. It is therefore ORDERED that the Court's Order of December 20, 2004, is VACATED. Civil Action No. 5:04-CV-309-C is REOPENED and Civil Action No. 5:04-CV-309-C is CONSOLIDATED with Civil Action No. 5:04-CV-216-C. (Signed by Judge Sam R Cummings on 1/26/05) (egb, ) Modified on 1/26/2005 (egb, ). (Entered: 01/26/2005)

Jan. 26, 2005
15

Agreement to extend discovery deadline filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, JLP, L L C. (egb, ) (Entered: 05/02/2005)

April 29, 2005
16

AGREEMENT to extend deadline to serve objections and responses to Plaintiff's First Set of Interrogatories, Plaintiff's First Request for Admission and PLaintiff's First Request for Production until May 13, 2005 filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Wolflin Oil, L L C. (egb, ) (Entered: 05/03/2005)

May 3, 2005
17

PRETRIAL NOTICE AND ORDER: Jury Trial set for 2/6/2006 at 9:00 AM before Judge Sam R Cummings. (Signed by Judge Sam R Cummings on 8/8/2005) (dks, ) (Entered: 08/08/2005)

Aug. 8, 2005
18

NOTICE OF PENDING SETTLEMENT by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, JLP, L L C, Wolflin Oil, L L C. (bdg, ) (Entered: 12/09/2005)

Dec. 9, 2005
20

JOINT MOTION to Enter Consent Decree by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, JLP, L L C, Wolflin Oil, L L C (egb, ) (Entered: 01/03/2006)

Jan. 3, 2006
21

ORDER granting 20 Motion to Enter Consent Decree. It is therefore ordered that the Consent Decree is hereby entered. The Court shall retain jurisdiction to enforce the terms and conditions as set forth in the Consent Decree. (Signed by Judge Sam R Cummings on 1/3/06) (egb, ) (Entered: 01/03/2006)

Jan. 3, 2006
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CONSENT DECREE: See decree for specifics. (Signed by Judge Sam R Cummings on 1/3/06) (egb, ) (Entered: 01/03/2006)

Jan. 3, 2006

State / Territory: Texas

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 29, 2004

Closing Date: 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

JLP, LLC (Plainview), Private Entity/Person

Wolflin Oil, LLC (Plainview), 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: 10000

Order Duration: 2006 - 2008

Content of Injunction:

Expungement of Employment Record

Neutral/Positive Reference

Discrimination Prohibition

Retaliation Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Discrimination-basis:

National origin discrimination

Race discrimination

Race:

Black

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

National Origin/Ethnicity:

Indian