Case: EEOC v. U.S. Pipeline, Inc.

1:03-cv-00838 | U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina

Filed Date: Sept. 4, 2003

Closed Date: Sept. 17, 2003

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Case Summary

In September 2003 the Charlotte and Washington, D.C. offices of the EEOC brought this suit against U.S. Pipeline, Inc. and Laborers Local Union 980 of Laborers International Union of North America in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina. The EEOC alleged on behalf of eleven Hispanic individuals that the defendants failed to hire them for jobs on a gas pipeline because of their national origin. A consent decree was filed later that same month. In the two-year consent decree, the defendants were required to institute an anti-discrimination policy and provide annual EEO training for its managerial employees. The EEOC was allowed to inspect any of the defendants' premises to review its compliance with the decree, and the defendants were required to submit semi-annual reports to the EEOC. Additionally, each of the eleven complainants was awarded $7,850.00.

Summary Authors

Kevin Wilemon (10/26/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:03-cv-00838

Docket (PACER)

Sept. 17, 2003

Sept. 17, 2003

Docket
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1:03-cv-00838

Complaint

EEOC v. U.S. Pipeline, Inc., et al

Sept. 4, 2003

Sept. 4, 2003

Complaint
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1:03-cv-00838

Consent Decree

EEOC v. U.S. Pipeline, Inc., et al

Sept. 16, 2003

Sept. 16, 2003

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated Sept. 7, 2022, 3:06 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link

**Case assigned to Magistrate Judge Eliason. AO Code 18AG (N. Dickerson) (Entered: 09/05/2003)

Sept. 4, 2003

Sept. 4, 2003

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COMPLAINT; jury demand (N. Dickerson) (Entered: 09/05/2003)

Sept. 4, 2003

Sept. 4, 2003

CASE REFERRED to Judge Osteen re Consent Decree (R. Winchester) (Entered: 09/09/2003)

Sept. 9, 2003

Sept. 9, 2003

CASE NO LONGER REFERRED to Judge. (fe) (Entered: 09/16/2003)

Sept. 16, 2003

Sept. 16, 2003

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CONSENT DECREE resolving all claims that arose or could have arisen out of this litigation. Each party shall bear its own costs and attorney's fees. This court shall retain jurisdiction of this cause for purposes of monitoring compliance with this Consent Decree and entry of such further orders as may be necessary or appropriate. (Signed by JUDGE WILLIAM L. OSTEEN) Ccs. dist. [EOD Date 9/16/03] (fe) (Entered: 09/16/2003)

Sept. 16, 2003

Sept. 16, 2003

CASE CLOSED. Closing Code 8 (fe) (Entered: 09/17/2003)

Sept. 17, 2003

Sept. 17, 2003

Case Details

State / Territory: North Carolina

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 4, 2003

Closing Date: Sept. 17, 2003

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

Laborers Local Union 980 of Laborers International Union of North America (Concord, NC), Private Entity/Person

U.S. Pipeline, Inc. (Concord, NC), 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: 90000

Order Duration: 2003 - 2005

Content of Injunction:

Retaliation Prohibition

Discrimination Prohibition

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Provide antidiscrimination training

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Monitoring

Reporting

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Hiring

Discrimination-basis:

National origin discrimination

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

National Origin/Ethnicity:

Indian