Case: EEOC v. LEVITZ FURNITURE CORPORATION

5:98-cv-00879 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

Filed Date: Sept. 24, 1998

Closed Date: Feb. 4, 1999

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Case Summary

The San Antonio Office of the EEOC filed this action in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas. The Defendant was Levitz Furniture Company, a furniture retailer. The case involved alleged harassment to the complainant on the basis of national origin (Hispanic), as well as other harassment of employees on the basis of race (Black). The lawsuit was filed in September of 1998 and was eventually resolved by consent decree in February of 1999. The complainant received $2,000, and the company was to provide training for the responsible employee. The duration of the consent decree was one year.

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Kevin Wilemon (6/30/2007)

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Document

5:98-cv-00879

Docket

EEOC v. Levitz Furniture

Feb. 4, 1999

Feb. 4, 1999

Docket
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5:98-cv-00879

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Levitz Furniture Corporation

Feb. 4, 1999

Feb. 4, 1999

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated May 30, 2022, 3:22 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link

Case assigned to Honorable Fred Biery (wg) (Entered: 09/24/1998)

Sept. 24, 1998

Sept. 24, 1998

1

Complaint filed. (Pages: 7) (wg) (Entered: 09/24/1998)

Sept. 24, 1998

Sept. 24, 1998

1

Demand for jury trial by EEOC (wg) (Entered: 09/24/1998)

Sept. 24, 1998

Sept. 24, 1998

2

ORDER that the plaintiff shall submit a proposed scheduling order to the Court within thirty (30) days after the appearance of any defendant (fe) (Entered: 09/29/1998)

Sept. 28, 1998

Sept. 28, 1998

Summons issued for Levitz Furniture Corporation (wg) (Entered: 11/30/1998)

Nov. 30, 1998

Nov. 30, 1998

3

Answer by Levitz Furniture (fe) (Entered: 12/22/1998)

Dec. 21, 1998

Dec. 21, 1998

4

Recommendations for scheduling order by EEOC (fe) (Entered: 01/15/1999)

Jan. 15, 1999

Jan. 15, 1999

5

ORDER Concerning Consent Trials, Discovery, Pretrial Matters, and Pretrial Order (fe) (Entered: 01/20/1999)

Jan. 20, 1999

Jan. 20, 1999

6

Scheduling order setting. Joining of parties, amending of pleadings on 5/5/99; Deadline for filing of all motions 7/23/99; Discovery cutoff 6/25/99; Alternate Dispute Resolution Report due by 3/22/99 (fe) (Entered: 01/20/1999)

Jan. 20, 1999

Jan. 20, 1999

7

Order - Court Advisory Concerning Discovery (fe) (Entered: 01/20/1999)

Jan. 20, 1999

Jan. 20, 1999

8

ORDER Notice to Appear for Initial Pretrial Status Conference; set initial pretrial status conference for 9:00 2/12/99 (fe) (Entered: 01/20/1999)

Jan. 20, 1999

Jan. 20, 1999

9

ORDER Cancelling Initial Pretrial Status Conference set for 2/12/99. (fe) (Entered: 02/05/1999)

Feb. 4, 1999

Feb. 4, 1999

10

CONSENT DECREE. It is Ordered... This decree resolves all issues raised in EEOC's complaint in this case... The duration of this Decree shall be one year from the date of its filing with the Court.... Defendant, in settlement of this dispute, shall pay to Rosalinda G. Guerrero, the amount of $2,000.00..... Each party shall bear its own costs, including attorneys' fees, incurred in this action. This Decree shall be subject to final approval by the Bankruptcy Court. (fe) (Entered: 02/08/1999)

Feb. 4, 1999

Feb. 4, 1999

Case closed (fe) (Entered: 02/12/1999)

Feb. 4, 1999

Feb. 4, 1999

Case Details

State / Territory: Texas

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 24, 1998

Closing Date: Feb. 4, 1999

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

Levitz Furniture Corporation, 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: 2000

Order Duration: 1999 - 2000

Content of Injunction:

Provide antidiscrimination training

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

National origin discrimination

Race discrimination

Race:

Black

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

National Origin/Ethnicity:

Indian