Case: EEOC v. EAGLE FINANCIAL, INC., dba ALMOST A BANC & EAGLE C

8:97-cv-03274 | U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Filed Date: Sept. 26, 1997

Closed Date: Nov. 6, 2001

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Case Summary

The Baltimore District Office of the EEOC filed this suit against Eagle Financial, Inc., which owns and operates Check Cashing stores around the Baltimore, Washington D.C., and Northern Virginia regions, in September of 1997, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. The suit alleged that Eagle Financial was discriminating in its hiring practices against African-Americans. The parties were able to work towards a settlement and ultimately a consent decree was entered in April …

The Baltimore District Office of the EEOC filed this suit against Eagle Financial, Inc., which owns and operates Check Cashing stores around the Baltimore, Washington D.C., and Northern Virginia regions, in September of 1997, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. The suit alleged that Eagle Financial was discriminating in its hiring practices against African-Americans. The parties were able to work towards a settlement and ultimately a consent decree was entered in April of 2000.

The consent decree contained monetary relief as well as injunctive relief. The monetary relief was to be a maximum of $120,000; however, the total award was $111,150 split in uneven amounts to 25 complainants. The injunctive relief allowed for any of the 25 class members who met certain qualifications (mainly passing a drug test and a math test) to be hired by Eagle. Additionally there would be training to all current and future management who oversee hiring. The company is also to look to community groups to increase the amount of African-Americans who are employed by them. The decree is to expire in 24 months or if Eagle employs a certain percentage of African-Americans for a period of 12 months, and that percentage is pegged to the latest decennial census. After about one and a half years the consent decree was terminated by a motion from the defendant, most likely because they met the 12 month hiring percentage requirements.

Summary Authors

Alex Bean (6/11/2007)

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Document

8:97-cv-03274

Docket (PACER)

Equal Employment v. Eagle Financial

Nov. 6, 2001

Nov. 6, 2001

Docket
47

8:97-cv-03274

Consent Decree

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Eagle Financial, Inc.

April 14, 2000

April 14, 2000

Settlement Agreement
60

8:97-cv-03274

Order [Granting Termination]

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Eagle Financial, Inc.

Nov. 6, 2001

Nov. 6, 2001

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 11, 2022, 3:06 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT filed; (ajh, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/01/1997)

Sept. 26, 1997

Sept. 26, 1997

1

DEMAND for jury trial by Equal Employment (ajh, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/01/1997)

Sept. 26, 1997

Sept. 26, 1997

2

SUMMONS(ES)(20) issued for Eagle Financial (ajh, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/01/1997)

Sept. 26, 1997

Sept. 26, 1997

3

ANSWER to Complaint by Eagle Financial (Attorney Leonard R. Goldstein),(c/s) (rank, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/31/1997)

Oct. 30, 1997

Oct. 30, 1997

4

SCHEDULING ORDER ( signed by Judge Alexander Williams Jr. ) (c/m by cham) (lad, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/09/1997)

Nov. 9, 1997

Nov. 9, 1997

5

JOINT MOTION by Equal Employment, Eagle Financial to Extend Time the deposition to 50 hours (c/s) (rank, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/24/1997)

Nov. 20, 1997

Nov. 20, 1997

5

ORDER granting [5-1] joint motion to Extend Time the deposition to 50 hours each side ( signed by Judge Alexander Williams Jr. ) dated 11/20/97 (c/m 11/20/97 by chambers) (rank, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/24/1997)

Nov. 20, 1997

Nov. 20, 1997

6

JOINT MOTION by Equal Employment, Eagle Financial to Extend Time of discovery and all other deadlines (c/s0 (rank, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/26/1998)

Jan. 22, 1998

Jan. 22, 1998

7

ORDER granting [6-1] joint motion to Extend Time of discovery and all other deadlines as therein set forth ( signed by Judge Alexander Williams Jr. ) dated 1/26/98 (c/m by chambers 1/26/98) (rank, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/27/1998)

Jan. 26, 1998

Jan. 26, 1998

8

MOTION by Equal Employment for Leave to File Amended Complaint , Red-Lined Version, and Proposed Amended Complaint (c/s) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/15/1998)

April 14, 1998

April 14, 1998

9

JOINT MOTION by Equal Employment, Eagle Financial for Entry of Court Order Incorporating Terms of Protective Order . (c/s for sign.) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/16/1998)

April 14, 1998

April 14, 1998

10

PROPOSED PROTECTIVE ORDER by Equal Employment, Eagle Financial. (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/16/1998)

April 14, 1998

April 14, 1998

11

ORDER "DIRECTING" Counsel to submit a proper order within 14 days, re: Joint Motion for Protective Order ( signed by Judge Alexander Williams Jr. 4/17/98 ) (c/m 4/21/98 jb) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/20/1998)

April 20, 1998

April 20, 1998

12

ORDER Granting [8-1] Motion of Plaintiff for Leave to File Amended Complaint ( signed by Judge Alexander Williams Jr. 5/5/98 ) (c/m 5/6/98 jb) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/06/1998)

May 5, 1998

May 5, 1998

13

FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT by Equal Employment , (Answer due 5/15/98 for Eagle Financial ), amending [1-1] Complaint. (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/07/1998)

May 5, 1998

May 5, 1998

13

DEMAND for jury trial by Equal Employment. (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/07/1998)

May 5, 1998

May 5, 1998

14

Unopposed MOTION by Equal Employment to Compel Production of Documents (c/s for sign.) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/07/1998)

May 6, 1998

May 6, 1998

15

JOINT MOTION by Equal Employment, Eagle Financial for Entry of Protective Order . (c/s for sign.) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/07/1998)

May 6, 1998

May 6, 1998

16

PROPOSED PROTECTIVE ORDER by Equal Employment, Eagle Financial. (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/07/1998)

May 6, 1998

May 6, 1998

17

ORDER Granting [14-1] Motion of EEOC to Compel Production of Documents ( signed by Judge Alexander Williams Jr. 5/8/98 ) (c/m 5/12/98 cm) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/12/1998)

May 12, 1998

May 12, 1998

18

ORDER "DIRECTING" counsel to submit a proper order within 14 days ( signed by Judge Alexander Williams Jr. 5/8/98 ) (c/m 5/13/98 jb) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/13/1998)

May 13, 1998

May 13, 1998

19

ANSWER by Eagle Financial (Attorney Sandy D. Baron) to amended complaint. (c/s) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/18/1998)

May 15, 1998

May 15, 1998

20

JOINT MOTION by Equal Employment, Eagle Financial for Protective Order . (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/03/1998)

May 29, 1998

May 29, 1998

21

ORDER Granting [20-1] Joint Motion for Protective Order, "ORDERING" that the terms of the Protective Order submitted by parties shall govern disclosure and return of documents and information ( signed by Judge Alexander Williams Jr. 5/29/98 ) (c/m 6/2/98 cm) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/03/1998)

June 3, 1998

June 3, 1998

22

STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER "SETTING FORTH" Conditions for handling confidential material, and "APPROVAl", as therein more particularly set forth ( signed by Judge Alexander Williams Jr. 6/1/98) (c/m 6/3/98 jb) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/03/1998)

June 3, 1998

June 3, 1998

23

NOTICE of attorney appearance for Equal Employment Opportunity by Barbara DeShona Brice-Brown. (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/05/1998)

June 4, 1998

June 4, 1998

24

JOINT MOTION by Equal Employment, Eagle Financial to Extend Time to complete discovery until 1/15/99 (c/s) (rank, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 07/07/1998)

July 6, 1998

July 6, 1998

25

ORDER granting [24-1] Joint motion to Extend Time to complete discovery, as therein set forth ( signed by Judge Alexander Williams Jr. 7/8/98 ) (c/m 7/8/98 cm) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 07/09/1998)

July 9, 1998

July 9, 1998

26

NOTICE of attorney appearance for Equal Employment by Diane Bradley (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/20/1998)

Aug. 20, 1998

Aug. 20, 1998

27

MOTION by Equal Employment to Extend Time to Disclose Its Expert's Written Report, on or before 11/13/98 (c/s) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/30/1998)

Sept. 29, 1998

Sept. 29, 1998

28

MOTION with memorandum in support by Equal Employment for Protective Order , and Exhibits 1-4. (c/s w/ prot. order pkg.) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/30/1998)

Sept. 29, 1998

Sept. 29, 1998

30

RESPONSE by Eagle Financial in opposition to [27-1] motion to Extend Time to Disclose Its Expert's Written Report, on or before 11/13/98 by Equal Employment (c/s) (rank, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/15/1998)

Oct. 13, 1998

Oct. 13, 1998

29

Consent Request/Line by Equal Employment to Deem the Motion by the Equal Employment for Protective Order as Moot (c/s) (td, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/14/1998)

Oct. 14, 1998

Oct. 14, 1998

32

ORDER granting [27-1] motion to Extend Time to Disclose Its Expert's Written Report, on or before 11/13/98 as therein set forth ( signed by Judge Alexander Williams Jr. ) dated 10/16/98 (c/m 10/19/98 hg) (rank, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/21/1998)

Oct. 19, 1998

Oct. 19, 1998

33

LOCAL RULE 104.7: MOTION with memorandum in support by Eagle Financial for Discovery (rank, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/28/1998)

Oct. 22, 1998

Oct. 22, 1998

34

RESPONSE by Equal Employment in opposition to [33-1] motion for Discovery by Eagle Financial (rank, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/28/1998)

Oct. 22, 1998

Oct. 22, 1998

35

REPLY by Eagle Financial to response to [33-1] motion for Discovery by Eagle Financial and Exhibits 1 and 2 (c/s) (rank, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/28/1998)

Oct. 22, 1998

Oct. 22, 1998

36

LETTER/ORDER "GRANTING" Request for extension for Defendant to file expert's report, to and including 1/22/98 ( signed by Judge Alexander Williams Jr. 11/4/98 ) (c/m 11/4/98 cm) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/05/1998)

Nov. 5, 1998

Nov. 5, 1998

37

JOINT MOTION by Equal Employment, Eagle Financial for Leave to File Surreply and a Second Surreply (c/s for sign.) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/06/1998)

Nov. 5, 1998

Nov. 5, 1998

38

JOINT MOTION by Equal Employment, Eagle Financial for Leave to File Surreply and Second Reply (c/s) (lad, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/09/1998)

Nov. 5, 1998

Nov. 5, 1998

39

MOTION by Eagle Financial for Ronald J. James to Appear Pro Hac Vice (lad, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/09/1998)

Nov. 9, 1998

Nov. 9, 1998

39

ORDER granting [39-1] motion for Ronald J. James to Appear Pro Hac Vice ( signed by Judge Alexander Williams Jr. ) (lad, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/09/1998)

Nov. 9, 1998

Nov. 9, 1998

40

ORDER REFERRING CASE to Magistrate Judge William G. Connelly for the purpose of Settlement and other ADR conference ( signed by Judge Alexander Williams Jr. ) dated 11/9/98 (c/m 11/12/98 pf) (rank, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/18/1998)

Nov. 11, 1998

Nov. 11, 1998

41

ORDER REFERRING CASE to Magistrate Judge William G. Connelly for all discovery disputes ( signed by Judge Alexander Williams Jr. 11/30/98 ) (c/m 11/30/98 pf) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/02/1998)

Nov. 30, 1998

Nov. 30, 1998

42

ORDER granting [37-1] joint motion for Leave to File Surreply and a Second Surreply, to 10 days from the date of this Order and 10 days from the date of service of Plaintiff's Surreply, respectively ( signed by Judge Alexander Williams Jr. 11/25/98 ) (c/m 11/30/98 hg) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/02/1998)

Nov. 30, 1998

Nov. 30, 1998

44

REPLY by Eagle Financial to [43-1] Surreply by Equal Employment. (c/s M/J Connelly/Chm.'s) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/18/1998)

Dec. 16, 1998

Dec. 16, 1998

45

ORDER "STAYING" proceedings until further order of the court ( signed by Judge Alexander Williams Jr. 12/28/98 ) (c/m 12/28/98 kc) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/29/1998)

Dec. 28, 1998

Dec. 28, 1998

46

ORDER denying as moot [38-1] joint motion for Leave to File Surreply and Second Reply; and denying [33-1] motion for Discovery ( signed by Magistrate Judge William G. Connelly ) (c/m 8/19/99cfg) (lad, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/19/1999)

Aug. 19, 1999

Aug. 19, 1999

47

CONSENT DEGREE and ORDER "DISCHARGING " and "SATISFYING" any individual and all class member claims which have been alleged in the complaint as therein more particularly set forth; and Exhibits 1 thru 4 ( signed by Judge Alexander Williams Jr. ) dated 4/14/00 (c/i and MICROFILMED 4/14/00) (rank, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/14/2000)

April 14, 2000

April 14, 2000

48

STIPULATION of DISMISSAL of Plaintiff's Complaint with prejudice and "APPROVAL"; and "DIRECTING" that the Court shall retain jurisdiction over this matter with the terms of the Consent Decree entered 4/14/00 ( signed by Judge Alexander Williams Jr. 4/24/00 ) (c/m 4/25/00 lad) (lad, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/25/2000)

April 25, 2000

April 25, 2000

Case closed (lad, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/25/2000)

April 25, 2000

April 25, 2000

49

REPORT of Defendant Eagle Financial, Inc. pursuant to Consent Decree (c/s) (td, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/15/2000)

Aug. 14, 2000

Aug. 14, 2000

50

Report of defendant, Eagle Financial pursuant to Consent Decree (c/s) (ajh, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/16/2000)

Oct. 16, 2000

Oct. 16, 2000

51

Report of Defendant pursuant to Consent Decree (1c/s) (lad, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/17/2001)

Jan. 16, 2001

Jan. 16, 2001

52

Report of defendant, Eagle Financial, Inc. pursuant to Consent Decree (c/s) (ajh, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/16/2001)

April 16, 2001

April 16, 2001

53

Report of Defendant, Eagle Financial, INc. purusant to Consent Decree (c/s) (rank, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 07/18/2001)

July 17, 2001

July 17, 2001

54

MOTION with memorandum in support by defendant, Eagle Financial for Termination of Consent Decree and affidavit (c/s) (ajh, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/28/2001)

Aug. 27, 2001

Aug. 27, 2001

55

MEMORANDUM by Equal Employment in opposition to [54-1] motion for Termination of Consent Decree by Eagle Financial (c/s M.J.Connelly/J. Williams) (rank, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/13/2001)

Sept. 10, 2001

Sept. 10, 2001

56

REPLY by Eagle Financial to the Memorandum in opposition by EEOC to its Motion [54-1] on for Termination of Consent Decree by Eagle Financial (c/s) (rank, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/25/2001)

Sept. 24, 2001

Sept. 24, 2001

57

ORDER REFERRING CASE to Magistrate Judge William G. Connelly for R & R on Motion for Termination of Consent Decree (Paper No. 54) ( signed by Judge Alexander Williams Jr. ) (c/m 10/4/01) (pkf, Deputy Clerk) Modified on 10/04/2001 (Entered: 10/04/2001)

Oct. 4, 2001

Oct. 4, 2001

58

Defendant, Eagle Financial, Inc.'s Report of Defendant Pursuant to Consent Decree (c/s) (ajh, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/12/2001)

Oct. 11, 2001

Oct. 11, 2001

59

REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS of Magistrate Judge William G. Connelly; Objections to R and R due by 10/22/01 and attachments (c/m 10/11/01 nek) (c/i 10/12/01) (ajh, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/12/2001)

Oct. 12, 2001

Oct. 12, 2001

60

ORDER "GRANTING" defendant's [54-1] motion for Termination of Consent Decree and "DIRECTING" that Clerk CLOSE the case ( signed by Judge Alexander Williams Jr. 11/6/01 ) (c/i 11/6/01 and microfilmed) (ajh, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/06/2001)

Nov. 6, 2001

Nov. 6, 2001

Case closed (ajh, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/14/2001)

Nov. 6, 2001

Nov. 6, 2001

Case Details

State / Territory: Maryland

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 26, 1997

Closing Date: Nov. 6, 2001

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

Eagle Financial, Inc., 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: 120000

Order Duration: 2000 - 2002

Content of Injunction:

Retaliation Prohibition

Hire

Discrimination Prohibition

Utilize objective job description

Utilize objective hiring/promotion criteria

Comply with advertising/recruiting requirements

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Recordkeeping

Monitoring

Goals (e.g., for hiring, admissions)

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Pattern or Practice

Discrimination-area:

Hiring

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

Black

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits