Case: EEOC v. MERISTAR/RADISSON HOTEL

6:02-cv-06178 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York

Filed Date: April 3, 2002

Closed Date: Sept. 11, 2003

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Case Summary

The New York District Office brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York, against Meristar Management Co., LLC and Radisson Inn Rochester, a hotel. The complaint, filed in April 2002, alleged sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that Defendant had subjected the charging party and other female housekeepers to a sexually hostile work environment, retaliation, and constructive dis…

The New York District Office brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York, against Meristar Management Co., LLC and Radisson Inn Rochester, a hotel. The complaint, filed in April 2002, alleged sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that Defendant had subjected the charging party and other female housekeepers to a sexually hostile work environment, retaliation, and constructive discharge. The charging party and at least one other victim were high school students who worked part-time at the hotel.

The charging party's parents intervened in the EEOC suit on her behalf in April 2002, and in September 2003 the parties entered into a consent decree. According to the EEOC settlement press release, Defendant was required to pay a total of $625,000 ($275,000 to the charging party and $350,000 to be distributed among nine female claimants identified by the EEOC). The settlement report also indicated that the defendants were enjoined from discriminating or retaliating in violation of Title VII. The only document that we have for this case is the docket.

Summary Authors

Shankar Viswanathan (7/20/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

6:02-cv-06178

Docket (PACER)

Equal Employment v. Radisson Inn

Sept. 11, 2003

Sept. 11, 2003

Docket

6:02-cv-06178

EEOC Litigation Settlements - September 2003

EEOC v. Meristar Management Co., LLC, Radisson Inn Rochester

No Court

Oct. 30, 2003

Oct. 30, 2003

Press Release

Resources

Docket

Last updated July 23, 2022, 3:01 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT filed; Government filing; fee waived (BJB) (Entered: 04/09/2002)

April 3, 2002

April 3, 2002

SUMMONS(ES) issued for Radisson Inn, Meristar Management, Meristar Hotels & (BJB) (Entered: 04/09/2002)

April 3, 2002

April 3, 2002

2

MOTION by Anthony Berardi, Linda Berardi to Intervene Court to set return date (BJB) (Entered: 04/11/2002)

April 10, 2002

April 10, 2002

3

MEMORANDUM by Anthony Berardi, Linda Berardi in support of [2-1] motion to Intervene by Linda Berardi, Anthony Berardi (BJB) (Entered: 04/11/2002)

April 10, 2002

April 10, 2002

4

ORDER REFERRING CASE to USMJ Jonathan W. Feldman for all pretrial matters excluding dispositive motions ( signed by USDJ Charles J. Siragusa ) Notice and copy sent to Bradley Kammholz, Raechel L. Adams, Katherine E. Bissel . (BJB) (Entered: 04/17/2002)

April 12, 2002

April 12, 2002

5

MOTION by Anthony Berardi, Linda Berardi to Intervene as party plaintiffs on behalf of their infant daughter Theresa Berardi Court to set return date (BJB) (Entered: 04/17/2002)

April 15, 2002

April 15, 2002

6

MEMORANDUM by Anthony Berardi, Linda Berardi in support of [5-1] motion to Intervene as party plaintiffs on behalf of their infant daughter Theresa Berardi by Linda Berardi, Anthony Berardi (BJB) (Entered: 04/17/2002)

April 15, 2002

April 15, 2002

Deadline updated; Response to Motion set to 5/13/02 for [5-1] motion to Intervene as party plaintiffs on behalf of their infant daughter Theresa Berardi , and Reply to Response to Motion set to 5/23/02 for [5-1] motion to Intervene as party plaintiffs on behalf of their infant daughter Theresa Berardi , and Motion Hearing set for 11:00 6/5/02 for [5-1] motion to Intervene as party plaintiffs on behalf of their infant daughter Theresa Berardi pursuant to notice (JWF) (BJB) (Entered: 04/19/2002)

April 19, 2002

April 19, 2002

7

ORDER granting [5-1] motion to Intervene as party plaintiffs on behalf of their infant daughter Theresa Berardi mooting [2-1] motion to Intervene ( signed by USMJ Jonathan W. Feldman ) Notice and copy of order sent to Bradley Kammholz, Raechel L. Adams, Katherine E. Bissel (BJB) (Entered: 05/14/2002)

May 10, 2002

May 10, 2002

8

Intervenor's COMPLAINT by against Radisson Inn, Meristar Management, Meristar Hotels & (BJB) (Entered: 05/22/2002)

May 16, 2002

May 16, 2002

9

ANSWER to Complaint by Meristar Hotels &, Meristar Management, Radisson Inn (Attorney Fred G. Aten Jr.), (BJB) (Entered: 05/31/2002)

May 31, 2002

May 31, 2002

10

ANSWER to Intervenors Complaint by Meristar Hotels &, Meristar Management, Radisson Inn (BJB) (Entered: 05/31/2002)

May 31, 2002

May 31, 2002

11

ORDER, set Scheduling (case management) Conference for 10:00 8/8/02 ( signed by USMJ Jonathan W. Feldman ) Notice and copy of order sent to Bradley Kammholz, Fred G. Aten Jr., Raechel Adams, Katherine E. Bissel (BJB) (Entered: 07/02/2002)

July 2, 2002

July 2, 2002

13

SCHEDULING ORDER setting DDL for Motions Join Parties/Amend Pleadings/Third party actions 1/2/03 Discovery cutoff 5/1/03, Mandatory disclosure set to 8/22/02, Expert Discovery set to 5/1/02 ; Plaintiff's expert witness ID deadline for 3/3/02 Defendant's expert witness ID deadline on 3/24/03 Deadline for filing of all motions 7/1/03 ; ( signed by USMJ Jonathan W. Feldman ). Notice and copy of order sent to Bradley Kammholz, Fred G. Aten Jr., Raechel L. Adams, Katherine E. Bissel (BJB) (Entered: 08/08/2002)

Aug. 8, 2002

Aug. 8, 2002

14

Scheduling conference held. Order issued (JWF) (BJB) (Entered: 08/19/2002)

Aug. 8, 2002

Aug. 8, 2002

15

Settlement conference held. Further Settlement conference set for 3:30 10/17/02 (JWF) (BJB) (Entered: 11/04/2002)

Oct. 11, 2002

Oct. 11, 2002

17

Settlement conference held (JWF) (BJB) (Entered: 01/08/2003)

Oct. 17, 2002

Oct. 17, 2002

19

Tele-Discovery hearing held (JWF) (BJB) (Entered: 01/09/2003)

Oct. 23, 2002

Oct. 23, 2002

16

NOTICE of address change by Equal Employment (BJB) (Entered: 11/18/2002)

Nov. 18, 2002

Nov. 18, 2002

18

STIPULATION and ORDER, to Dismiss the plaintiff-intervenor cliams and that party signed by USDJ Charles J. Siragusa . Notice and copy of order sent to Bradley Kammholz, Erika N.D. Stanat, Raechel L. Adams, Katherine E. Bissel . (BJB) (Entered: 01/08/2003)

Jan. 7, 2003

Jan. 7, 2003

20

CONSET MOTION FOR ENTRY OF STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER (BJB) (Entered: 01/16/2003)

Jan. 16, 2003

Jan. 16, 2003

21

STIPULATION and ORDER, of Protection signed by USDJ Charles J. Siragusa . Notice and copy of order sent to Erika N.D. Stanat, Katherine E. Bissel, Raechel L. Adams . (BJB) (Entered: 01/21/2003)

Jan. 17, 2003

Jan. 17, 2003

22

AMENDED COMPLAINT by Equal Employment , amending [1-1] complaint against Interstate Hotels (BJB) (Entered: 02/13/2003)

Feb. 12, 2003

Feb. 12, 2003

23

MOTION by Radisson Inn, Meristar Management, Meristar Hotels & to Compel an independent mental examination , and to Extend Time to file expert reports Court to set return date (BJB) (Entered: 03/13/2003)

March 13, 2003

March 13, 2003

Deadline updated; Response to Motion set to 4/10/03 for [23-1] motion to Compel an independent mental examination, set to 4/10/03 for [23-2] motion to Extend Time to file expert reports , and Motion Hearing set for 11:00 4/25/03 for [23-1] motion to Compel an independent mental examination, set for 11:00 4/25/03 for [23-2] motion to Extend Time to file expert reports pursuant to notice (JWF) (BJB) (Entered: 03/24/2003)

March 19, 2003

March 19, 2003

24

ANSWER by Radisson Inn, Meristar Management, Meristar Hotels &, Interstate Hotels (Attorney Fred G. Aten, Jr.) to amended complaint (BJB) (Entered: 03/31/2003)

March 28, 2003

March 28, 2003

25

MOTION by Equal Employment to Compel Discovery Responses covering the entire relevant time period Court to set return date (BJB) (Entered: 04/04/2003)

April 4, 2003

April 4, 2003

27

TRIAL ATTORNEY DECLARATION by Equal Employment in support of [25-1] motion to Compel Discovery Responses covering the entire relevant time by Equal Employment (BJB) (Entered: 04/04/2003)

April 4, 2003

April 4, 2003

28

RESPONSE by Equal Employment to [23-1] motion to Compel an independent mental examination by Meristar Hotels &, Meristar Management, Radisson Inn (BJB) (Entered: 04/11/2003)

April 10, 2003

April 10, 2003

29

TRIAL ATTORNEY DECLARATION by Equal Employment Re: [23-1] motion to Compel an independent mental examination by Meristar Hotels &, Meristar Management, Radisson Inn (BJB) (Entered: 04/11/2003)

April 11, 2003

April 11, 2003

30

AMENDED COMPLAINT by Equal Employment , amending [22-1] amended complaint by Equal Employment against Interstate Manage (BJB) (Entered: 04/14/2003)

April 14, 2003

April 14, 2003

31

RESPONSE by Radisson Inn, Meristar Management, Meristar Hotels & to [25-1] motion to Compel Discovery Responses covering the entire relevant time period by Equal Employment (BJB) (Entered: 05/02/2003)

May 2, 2003

May 2, 2003

32

REPLY MEMORANDUM by Equal Employment to response to [25-1] motion to Compel Discovery Responses covering the entire relevant period by Equal Employment (BJB) Modified on 05/14/2003 (Entered: 05/14/2003)

May 13, 2003

May 13, 2003

33

MOTION by Radisson Inn, Meristar Management, Meristar Hotels & for Michael J. Lorenger to Appear Pro Hac Vice (BJB) (Entered: 05/27/2003)

May 20, 2003

May 20, 2003

34

ORDER granting [33-1] motion for Michael J. Lorenger to Appear Pro Hac Vice ( signed by USDJ Charles J. Siragusa ) Notice and copy of order sent to Michael J. Lorenger, Erika N.D. Stanat, Raechel L. Adams, Katherine E. Bissel (BJB) (Entered: 05/28/2003)

May 27, 2003

May 27, 2003

PRO HAC VICE fee paid as to Michael J. Lorenger. (BJB) (Entered: 06/02/2003)

May 29, 2003

May 29, 2003

35

Tele-Settlement dispute conference held (JWF) (BJB) (Entered: 06/13/2003)

June 11, 2003

June 11, 2003

36

CONSENT MOTION by Equal Employment, Radisson Inn, Meristar Management, Meristar Hotels &, Interstate Hotels, Interstate Manage to Extend Time to file motions (BJB) (Entered: 06/19/2003)

June 18, 2003

June 18, 2003

37

ORDER granting [36-1] motion to Extend Time to file motions, and reset Motion Filing deadline to 8/1/03 ( signed by USMJ Jonathan W. Feldman ) Notice and copy of order sent to Michael J. Lorenger, Erika N.D. Stanat, Raechel L. Adams, Katherine E. Bissel (BJB) (Entered: 06/20/2003)

June 19, 2003

June 19, 2003

38

CONSENT JUDGMENT (DECREE) for Equal Employment, Radisson Inn, Meristar Management, Meristar Hotels &, Interstate Hotels, Interstate Manage ( signed by USDJ Charles J. Siragusa ) Notice and copy of order sent Michael J. Lorenger, Erika N.D. Stanat, Raechel L. Adams, Katherine E. Bissel (BJB) (Entered: 09/12/2003)

Sept. 11, 2003

Sept. 11, 2003

Case Details

State / Territory: New York

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: April 3, 2002

Closing Date: Sept. 11, 2003

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

Radisson Inn - Rochester, Private Entity/Person

Radisson Inn - Rochester, Private Entity/Person

Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Inc., Private Entity/Person

Meristar Management Co., LLC,, Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

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: 625000

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Retaliation Prohibition

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

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