Case: EEOC v. PARADISE TAN, INC.

3:01-cv-00382 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

Filed Date: Feb. 26, 2001

Closed Date: Aug. 2, 2002

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Case Summary

The EEOC's Dallas district office sued Paradise Tan, Inc, a Texas-based corporation, in the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Texas on February 26, 2001. The EEOC based its claim on Paradise Tan's violation of Title VII based on sexual discrimination (female) when it provided a hostile work environment, leading to the constructive discharge of four female employees. The five female employees affected by the discriminatory practices filed a motion to intervene in the suit on May 31, 2002 which was resolved with the settlement of the case. The parties settled out of court and the court entered a consent judgment on August 2, 2002, which enjoined the defendant from further discrimination, required the defendant to post a notice of compliance with Title VII, provide training for its management and senior staff at all stores and pay $175,000 in damages divided between the five intervenors and two other affected employees.

Summary Authors

Aaron Weismann (5/30/2007)

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Document

3:01-cv-00382

Docket

EEOC v. Paradise Tan, Inc.

Aug. 2, 2002

Aug. 2, 2002

Docket
1

3:01-cv-00382

Complaint

EEOC v. Paradise Tans, Inc.

Feb. 26, 2001

Feb. 26, 2001

Complaint
20

3:01-cv-00382

Consent Judgment

EEOC v. Paradise Tans, Inc.

Aug. 2, 2002

Aug. 2, 2002

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 6, 2022, 3:08 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT filed by EEOC (5) (cxj) (Entered: 02/27/2001)

Feb. 26, 2001

Feb. 26, 2001

1

DEMAND for jury trial by plaintiff Equal Employment Opp (cxj) (Entered: 02/27/2001)

Feb. 26, 2001

Feb. 26, 2001

2

SUMMONS(ES) issued for defendant Paradise Tan Inc (Issued-1) (cxj) (Entered: 02/27/2001)

Feb. 26, 2001

Feb. 26, 2001

PRELIMINARY ASSIGNMENT TO Magistrate Judge Jeff Kaplan (cxj) (Entered: 02/27/2001)

Feb. 26, 2001

Feb. 26, 2001

4

ORDER...no later than 20 days after this order is filed, plaintiff must comply with Rule 3.1(f) so that the court can ensure that recusal is not required in this case. ( Signed by Judge A J. Fish ) Copies to counsel: 3/1/01 Page(s) 1 (jrb) (Entered: 03/01/2001)

Feb. 28, 2001

Feb. 28, 2001

5

ANSWER to Complaint by defendant Paradise Tan Inc (Attorney Gerald Glenn Staton), (3) (cxj) (Entered: 04/18/2001)

April 17, 2001

April 17, 2001

6

STATUS REPORT ORDER. Joint Status report due on 5/9/01 ( Signed by Judge A J. Fish ) Copies to counsel: 04/19/01 Page(s): 3 (cxj) (Entered: 04/19/2001)

April 18, 2001

April 18, 2001

7

JOINT STATUS REPORT by plaintiff Equal Employment Opp, defendant Paradise Tan Inc. The parties have not agreed to consent to a trial before a Magistrate Judge at this time. The parties are open to reasonable settlement negoiations either informally as discovery proceeds or at a later date using mediation. (5). (amy) (Entered: 05/08/2001)

May 7, 2001

May 7, 2001

8

SCHEDULING ORDER setting Docket call set for 9/3/02 ; Joining of Parties on 8/8/01 ; Amending of Pleadings on 8/8/01 ; Deadline for filing of dispositive motions 3/22/02 ; Discovery cutoff 5/31/02 ; Pretrial materials due on 8/23/02 Proposed pretrial order due 8/23/02 ; Pretrial conference for 9:00 8/30/02 ; ( Signed by Judge A J. Fish ) Copies to counsel: 5/8/01 Page(s): 11 (amy) (Entered: 05/08/2001)

May 8, 2001

May 8, 2001

9

NOTICE by plaintiff Equal Employment Opp of service of Disclosures to dft on 5/18/01 (2) (dgt) (Entered: 05/18/2001)

May 18, 2001

May 18, 2001

10

ORDER referring case to ADR; Maxel B 'Bud' Silverberg ADR provider; Type of ADR: Mediation Requested by: Court ( Signed by Judge A J. Fish ) Copies to counsel: 09/25/01 Page(s): 3 (cxj) (Entered: 09/25/2001)

Sept. 25, 2001

Sept. 25, 2001

11

Disclosures pursuant to FRCP 26(a)(3)(A)-(C) by plaintiff Equal Employment Opp (6) (cxj) (Entered: 06/03/2002)

May 31, 2002

May 31, 2002

12

MOTION with memorandum in support to intervene by movant Tia Marie Teague, movant Jamie Ann Whitten, movant Kimberly Anne Anderson, movant Jade Ann Stone, movant Tara Lynn Heflick (9) (cxj) (Entered: 06/03/2002)

May 31, 2002

May 31, 2002

13

AMENDED CERTIFICATE OF CONFERENCE by movants Tia Marie Teague, Jamie Ann Whitten, Kimberly Anne Anderson, Jade Ann Stone, Tara Lynn Heflick re: [12-1] application/ motion to intervene (2) (aat) (Entered: 06/10/2002)

June 7, 2002

June 7, 2002

14

NOTICE REGARDING DEFENDANT'S NON-FILING OF DISCLOSURES PURSUANT TO FED.R.CIV.P.26(a)(3)(A)-(C) by plaintiff Equal Employment Opp. (2) (cxb) (Entered: 06/17/2002)

June 14, 2002

June 14, 2002

15

ORDER Motion hearing set for 10:00 7/3/02 for [12-1] motion to intervene by movant Tia Marie Teague, movant Jamie Ann Whitten, movant Kimberly Anne Anderson, movant Jade Ann Stone, movant Tara Lynn Heflick ( Signed by Chief Judge A J. Fish ) Copies to counsel: 06/27/02 Page(s) 2 (cxj) (Entered: 06/27/2002)

June 26, 2002

June 26, 2002

16

ORDER The parties having advised the court that this case has been settled, it is ordered that the final judgment or order of dismissal be presented for entry by 7/19/02. (Signed by Chief Judge A J. Fish ) Copies to counsel: 7/5/02 Page(s) 1 (aat) (Entered: 07/05/2002)

July 3, 2002

July 3, 2002

Motion hearing held re: [12-1] motion to intervene by movant Tia Marie Teague, movant Jamie Ann Whitten, movant Kimberly Anne Anderson, movant Jade Ann Stone, movant Tara Lynn Heflick. (aat) (Entered: 07/05/2002)

July 3, 2002

July 3, 2002

17

Minute order: Motion hearing held before Chief Judge A J. Fish. Court Reporter: Cass Casey. Court will withhold ruling on motion to intervene until after 7/19/02. If case is not settled court will rule on the motion to intervene. (aat) (Entered: 07/05/2002)

July 3, 2002

July 3, 2002

18

JOINT MOTION to extend time for filing of consent judgment by plaintiff Equal Employment Opp, defendant Paradise Tan Inc. (2) (cxb) (Entered: 07/22/2002)

July 19, 2002

July 19, 2002

19

ORDER granting [18-1] joint motion to extend time for filing of consent judgment and must be filed no later than 7/31/02 ( Signed by Chief Judge A J. Fish ) Copies to counsel: 07/23/02 Page(s) 1 (cxj) (Entered: 07/23/2002)

July 22, 2002

July 22, 2002

20

CONSENT JUDGMENT...please see order for specifics... dft agrees to pay intervenors Jamie Whitten, Kimberly Anderson, Tara Heflick, Jade Stone, Tia Teague and aggrieved individuals Kim Moseley and Lori McKinney the gross sum of $175,000.00 in full and final settlement of the claims asserted in this dispute... ( Signed by Chief Judge A J. Fish ) Copies to counsel: 08/02/02 Page(s): 9 (cxj) (Entered: 08/02/2002)

Aug. 2, 2002

Aug. 2, 2002

Case closed (cxj) (Entered: 08/02/2002)

Aug. 2, 2002

Aug. 2, 2002

Case Details

State / Territory: Texas

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Feb. 26, 2001

Closing Date: Aug. 2, 2002

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

Paradise Tan, Inc. (Arlington, North Richard Hills, Bedford, Euless, Watauga), 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: 175000

Order Duration: 2002 - 2005

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Retaliation Prohibition

Implement complaint/dispute resolution process

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

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