Case: EEOC v. Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Company

3:05-cv-00691 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi

Filed Date: Nov. 17, 2005

Closed Date: 2009

Clearinghouse coding complete

Case Summary

On November 17, 2005, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) brought this lawsuit against Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Company in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi. The complaint alleged discrimination based on race in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. More specifically, the defendant allegedly subjected African American employees to a racially hostile work environment that was so severe as to affect the terms, conditi…

On November 17, 2005, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) brought this lawsuit against Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Company in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi. The complaint alleged discrimination based on race in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. More specifically, the defendant allegedly subjected African American employees to a racially hostile work environment that was so severe as to affect the terms, conditions, and privileges of employment. The EEOC sought injunctive and monetary relief. The case was assigned to District Judge Daniel P. Jordan, III.

After two settlement conferences, the parties settled the case in October 2007, by entry of a consent decree.

The decree included non-discrimination and non-retaliation clauses, required the development of an anti-discrimination policy and required the defendant to post and distribute the policy. The decree also required the defendant to train all of its managers, superintendents, tool pushers, drillers, crane operators, and human resource personnel with direct responsibility for its offshore platform rigs in the Gulf of Mexico on race, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation annually. The decree also called for the implementation of a complaint resolution process in which an aggrieved employee could notify the Director of Human Resources if a supervisor did not address a complaint of racial harassment. The defendant was required to submit biannual narrative summaries of each complaint of racial harassment made by aggrieved employees with the Director of Human Resources along with a statement regarding the resolution of each such complaint. The EEOC maintained the ability to enter and inspect the defendant's offshore platform rigs in the Gulf of Mexico. The injunctive parts of the decree had a two year term. If the EEOC found non-compliance, the decree allowed for court enforcement. In addition, the defendant agreed to pay $290,000 to be distributed among seven individual employees.

The claimant's attorney moved for an attorney lien on September 26, 2007. This attorney explained that he conducted research and represented the claimants in conciliation/settlement conferences in regard to this lawsuit before the EEOC got involved, so he should be granted a portion of the settlement fund. The court ordered the claimants to address the attorney’s fees.

On July 1, 2008, the court granted in part and denied in part the attorney’s fees. 2008 WL 2690365. This attorney initially sought attorney fees from the claimants through contingency fees. But the claimants objected this request, and the attorney abandoned it to instead move for the full amount of fees reflected in his time sheets. He calculated that he worked for 113.9 hours and was entitled to $45,560 from the settlement fund.

Although the court agreed that the attorney should be awarded attorney fees, the court did not agree with the amount nor the hours calculated. The court concluded that the hours calculated by the attorney was not credible. After the court reviewed and analyzed the attorney’s time sheets and explanation, the court concluded that the attorney provided 36 hours of service and should be awarded $7,200.00.

Two weeks later, the court ordered a disbursement of the settlement fund.

The duration of the consent decree has lapsed and there has been no indication of non-compliance found in the case docket, so the case is presumably closed.

Summary Authors

Justin Kanter (5/29/2008)

Sean Whetstone (7/3/2018)

People

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Judge(s)

Jordan, Daniel Porter III (Mississippi)

Sumner, James C. Jr. (Mississippi)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Barrett, Mason D. (Alabama)

Bean, Julie Steptoe (Alabama)

Byrd, Mildred (Alabama)

McNair, Jacqueline (Alabama)

Morrow, Eunice H. (Alabama)

Russell, Ermea Jackson (Mississippi)

Smith, C. Emanuel (Alabama)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Adams, Holmes S. (Mississippi)

Judge(s)

Jordan, Daniel Porter III (Mississippi)

Sumner, James C. Jr. (Mississippi)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Barrett, Mason D. (Alabama)

Bean, Julie Steptoe (Alabama)

Byrd, Mildred (Alabama)

McNair, Jacqueline (Alabama)

Morrow, Eunice H. (Alabama)

Russell, Ermea Jackson (Mississippi)

Smith, C. Emanuel (Alabama)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Adams, Holmes S. (Mississippi)

Other Attorney(s)

Gates, Keith L. (Mississippi)

Jones, D.L. Jr. (Mississippi)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket [PACER]

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Company

July 16, 2008 Docket
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Complaint

EEOC v. Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Co.

Nov. 17, 2005 Complaint
44

Order

EEOC v. Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Co

March 20, 2007 Order/Opinion
68

Consent Decree

Oct. 9, 2007 Settlement Agreement
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Order

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Company

2008 WL 2690365

July 1, 2008 Order/Opinion
86

Agreed Order

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Company

July 16, 2008 Order/Opinion

Resources

Title Description External URL

Judicial Independence, Employment Discrimination Studies Funded

Ann Nicholson

This brief article describes the Clearinghouse's award of $12,000 to build its collection of employment discrimination class actions brought by private plaintiffs. Nov. 1, 2008 https://law.wustl.edu/...

Under the Radar: Visibility and the Effects of Discrimination Lawsuits in Small and Large Firms

Carly Knight, Frank Dobbin, Alexandra Kalev

Research on how discrimination lawsuits affect corporate diversity has yielded mixed results. Qualitative studies highlight the limited efficacy of lawsuits in the typical workplace, finding that lit… April 1, 2022 https://cris.tau.ac.il/...

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4301753/equal-employment-opportunity-commission-v-helmerich-payne-international/

Last updated May 12, 2022, 8 p.m.

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COMPLAINT against Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Company, filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(cwl, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/17/2005)

Nov. 17, 2005 PACER
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Summons Returned Unexecuted by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on 12/12/05, summons was inadvertently served with out the Clerk's seal, as to Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Company. (lbt) (Entered: 12/12/2005)

Dec. 12, 2005 PACER
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SUMMONS Returned Executed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, by serving Carlene Collins as to Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Company served on 12/12/2005, answer due 1/1/2006. (lbt) (Entered: 12/14/2005)

Dec. 13, 2005 PACER
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ANSWER to Complaint by Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Company.(Adams, Holmes) (Entered: 01/13/2006)

Jan. 13, 2006 PACER
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Rule 16.1(A) Initial Order Telephonic Case Management Conference set for 3/21/2006 10:30 AM before Magistrate Judge James C. Sumner. (wg, ) (Entered: 02/24/2006)

Feb. 24, 2006 PACER
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NOTICE of Service of Disclosure by Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Company.(Adams, Holmes) (Entered: 04/06/2006)

April 6, 2006 PACER
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SCHEDULING ORDER: Final Pretrial Conference set for 4/13/2007 09:00 AM before District Judge William H. Barbour Jr.. Amended Pleadings due by 5/12/2006. Discovery due by 12/7/2006. Designate Experts Plaintiff Deadline due by 9/7/2006. Designate Experts for Defendant Deadline due by 10/9/2006. Jury Trial set for 5/7/2007 09:00 AM before District Judge William H. Barbour Jr.. Joinder of Parties due by 5/12/2006. Motions due by 12/22/2006. Signed by Judge James C. Sumner on April 13, 2006. (wg, ) Additional attachment(s) added on 4/13/2006 (wg, ). (Entered: 04/13/2006)

April 13, 2006 PACER
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NOTICE of Service of Initial Disclosures by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Morrow, Eunice) (Entered: 04/13/2006)

April 13, 2006 PACER
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NOTICE of Service of Disclosure by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(Morrow, Eunice) (Entered: 07/11/2006)

July 11, 2006 PACER
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NOTICE of Service of Interrogatories by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(Morrow, Eunice) (Entered: 07/28/2006)

July 28, 2006 PACER
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NOTICE of Service of Response to Interrogatories by Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Company.(Adams, Holmes) (Entered: 08/30/2006)

Aug. 30, 2006 PACER
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NOTICE of Service of Interrogatories by Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Company.(Adams, Holmes) (Entered: 08/31/2006)

Aug. 31, 2006 PACER
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NOTICE of Service of Request for Production by Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Company.(Adams, Holmes) (Entered: 08/31/2006)

Aug. 31, 2006 PACER
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ORDER REASSIGNING CASE. Case reassigned to Judge Daniel P. Jordan III for all further proceedings. Judge William H. Barbour, Jr no longer assigned to case. Signed by Judge William H. Barbour Jr. on 8/31/06. (cwl, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/01/2006)

Aug. 31, 2006 PACER
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First Designation of Experts by Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Company.(Adams, Holmes) (Entered: 10/09/2006)

Oct. 9, 2006 PACER
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First Designation of Experts by Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Company. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit A# 2 Exhibit Exhibit B# 3)(Adams, Holmes) (Entered: 10/09/2006)

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Oct. 9, 2006 PACER
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NOTICE of Service of Response to Interrogatories by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(Morrow, Eunice) (Entered: 10/17/2006)

Oct. 17, 2006 PACER
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MOTION for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery and Extend Motions Deadline by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Morrow, Eunice) (Entered: 10/23/2006)

Oct. 23, 2006 PACER
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NOTICE to Take Deposition of Defendant's FRCP 30(b)(6) Representative by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(Barrett, Mason) (Entered: 10/30/2006)

Oct. 30, 2006 PACER
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NOTICE of Service of Disclosure by Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Company.(Adams, Holmes) (Entered: 11/21/2006)

Nov. 21, 2006 PACER
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NOTICE of Service of Disclosure by Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Company.(Adams, Holmes) (Entered: 12/05/2006)

Dec. 5, 2006 PACER
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NOTICE to Take Deposition s of Danny Dodd, James Mann, Antonio Harrington, Adolph Vivians, Alvin Johnson, Billy Lewis, Calvin Leflore, James Hutchins, Oscar Fortune, Johnny Fortune, Sean Lewis, Jerry Mitchell, Frank Boyd, Gary King by Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Company.(Adams, Holmes) (Entered: 12/15/2006)

Dec. 15, 2006 PACER
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NOTICE of Service of Interrogatories by Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Company.(Adams, Holmes) (Entered: 02/02/2007)

Feb. 2, 2007 PACER
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NOTICE of Service of Request for Production by Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Company.(Adams, Holmes) (Entered: 02/02/2007)

Feb. 2, 2007 PACER
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NOTICE of Service of Interrogatories by Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Company.(Adams, Holmes) (Entered: 02/02/2007)

Feb. 2, 2007 PACER
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NOTICE of Service of Request for Production by Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Company.(Adams, Holmes) (Entered: 02/02/2007)

Feb. 2, 2007 PACER
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MOTION to Compel Discovery by Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Company. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A# 2 Exhibit B# 3 Exhibit C# 4 Exhibit D# 5 Exhibit E)(Adams, Holmes) (Entered: 02/08/2007)

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Feb. 8, 2007 PACER
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NOTICE of Motion by Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Company re 27 MOTION to Compel Discovery (Adams, Holmes) (Entered: 02/08/2007)

Feb. 8, 2007 PACER
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MOTION to Amend/Correct 27 MOTION to Compel Discovery Addendum to Motion to Compel Discovery by Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Company. (Adams, Holmes) (Entered: 02/13/2007)

Feb. 13, 2007 PACER
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NOTICE to Take Deposition of Hardy Saranthus by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(Morrow, Eunice) (Entered: 02/14/2007)

Feb. 14, 2007 PACER
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NOTICE to Take Deposition of Robert Jolly by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(Morrow, Eunice) (Entered: 02/14/2007)

Feb. 14, 2007 PACER
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NOTICE to Take Deposition of Sydney Poole by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(Morrow, Eunice) (Entered: 02/14/2007)

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NOTICE to Take Deposition of Ron Fullerton by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(Morrow, Eunice) (Entered: 02/14/2007)

Feb. 14, 2007 PACER
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NOTICE to Take Deposition of Leon Huddleston by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(Morrow, Eunice) (Entered: 02/20/2007)

Feb. 20, 2007 PACER
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NOTICE to Take Deposition of Maurice Stewart by Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Company.(Adams, Holmes) (Entered: 02/23/2007)

Feb. 23, 2007 PACER
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RESPONSE in Opposition re 27 MOTION to Compel Discovery, 29 MOTION to Amend/Correct 27 MOTION to Compel Discovery Addendum to Motion to Compel Discovery filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A# 2 Exhibit B# 3 Exhibit C# 4 Exhibit D)(Morrow, Eunice) (Entered: 02/26/2007)

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Feb. 26, 2007 PACER
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REPLY to Response to Motion re 27 MOTION to Compel Discovery, 29 MOTION to Amend/Correct 27 MOTION to Compel Discovery Addendum to Motion to Compel Discovery, 36 Response in Opposition to Motion, filed by Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Company. (Adams, Holmes) (Entered: 03/05/2007)

March 5, 2007 PACER
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MOTION for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery for limited purpose of analysis of damages information not yet provided by plaintiff by Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Company. (Adams, Holmes) (Entered: 03/06/2007)

March 6, 2007 PACER
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NOTICE of Motion by Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Company re 38 MOTION for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery for limited purpose of analysis of damages information not yet provided by plaintiff (Adams, Holmes) (Entered: 03/06/2007)

March 6, 2007 PACER
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MOTION for Protective Order by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order HIPAA Order)(Morrow, Eunice) (Entered: 03/07/2007)

2 Text of Proposed Order HIPAA Order

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March 7, 2007 PACER
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NOTICE of Motion for Protective Order by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Morrow, Eunice) (Entered: 03/07/2007)

March 7, 2007 PACER
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NOTICE of Service of Disclosure by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(Morrow, Eunice) (Entered: 03/07/2007)

March 7, 2007 PACER
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NOTICE of Service of Response to Interrogatories by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(Morrow, Eunice) (Entered: 03/07/2007)

March 7, 2007 PACER
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ORDER terminating 29 Motion to Amend/Correct, granting in part and denying in part 40 Motion for Protective Order, granting in part and denying in part 27 Motion to Compel . Signed by Judge James C. Sumner on 3/20/07. (dfk, ) (Entered: 03/20/2007)

March 20, 2007 PACER
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MOTION Exclude Expert Witnesses by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Good Faith Certificate)(Morrow, Eunice) (Entered: 03/20/2007)

2 Exhibit Good Faith Certificate

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March 20, 2007 PACER
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MOTION Memorandum on Motion to Exclude Experts re 45 MOTION Exclude Expert Witnesses by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Morrow, Eunice) (Entered: 03/20/2007)

March 20, 2007 PACER
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AMENDED DOCUMENT by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Certificate of Service. (Morrow, Eunice) (Entered: 03/20/2007)

March 20, 2007 PACER
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MOTION for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Good Faith Certificate)(Morrow, Eunice) (Entered: 03/21/2007)

2 Exhibit Good Faith Certificate

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March 21, 2007 PACER
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MOTION to Amend/Correct Scheduling Order and Reschedule Trial by Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Company. (Adams, Holmes) (Entered: 04/05/2007)

April 5, 2007 PACER
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NOTICE of Service of Response to Interrogatories by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(Morrow, Eunice) (Entered: 04/06/2007)

April 6, 2007 PACER
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NOTICE of Service of Response to Request for Production by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(Morrow, Eunice) (Entered: 04/06/2007)

April 6, 2007 PACER
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ORDER granting 49 Motion to Amend/Correct. Signed by Judge Daniel P. Jordan III on April 10, 2007. (spowell, ) (Entered: 04/10/2007)

April 10, 2007 PACER
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NOTICE of Service of Response to Interrogatories by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(Barrett, Mason) (Entered: 05/04/2007)

May 4, 2007 PACER
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MOTION to Substitute Attorney by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Barrett, Mason) (Entered: 05/09/2007)

May 9, 2007 PACER
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ORDER regarding production of medical records for in camera inspection. Signed by Judge James C. Sumner on 5/15/07. (dfk, ) (Entered: 05/15/2007)

May 15, 2007 PACER
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ORDER regarding production of medical records. Signed by Judge James C. Sumner on 6/12/07 (dfk, ) (Entered: 06/12/2007)

June 12, 2007 PACER
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NOTICE of Service of Disclosure by Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Company (Ford, Laura) (Entered: 07/16/2007)

July 16, 2007 PACER
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NOTICE of Service of Disclosure by Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Company (Adams, Holmes) (Entered: 07/17/2007)

July 17, 2007 PACER
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NOTICE to Take Deposition of Mark C. Webb, M.D. by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Barrett, Mason) (Entered: 07/30/2007)

July 30, 2007 PACER
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MOTION for Partial Summary Judgment by Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Company (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A# 2 Exhibit b# 3 Exhibit c# 4 Exhibit d# 5 Exhibit e# 6 Exhibit f# 7 Exhibit g# 8 Exhibit h# 9 Exhibit i# 10 Exhibit j# 11 Exhibit k# 12 Exhibit l# 13 Exhibit m# 14 Exhibit n)(Adams, Holmes) (Entered: 08/16/2007)

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Aug. 16, 2007 PACER
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MEMORANDUM in Support re 60 MOTION for Partial Summary Judgment filed by Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Company (Adams, Holmes) (Entered: 08/16/2007)

Aug. 16, 2007 PACER
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MEMORANDUM in Support re 61 Memorandum in Support of Motion, 60 MOTION for Partial Summary Judgment filed by Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Company (Adams, Holmes) (Entered: 08/17/2007)

Aug. 17, 2007 PACER
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MOTION to Substitute Attorney by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Russell, Ermea) (Entered: 08/27/2007)

Aug. 27, 2007 PACER
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MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply, re 60 Motion for Partial Summary Judgment, and 61 Memorandum in Support of 60 Motion for Summary by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Russell, Ermea) Modified on 8/28/2007 (cwl). (Entered: 08/27/2007)

Aug. 27, 2007 PACER
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NOTICE of Service of Response to Request for Production by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Russell, Ermea) (Entered: 09/17/2007)

Sept. 17, 2007 PACER
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MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply, [60} MOTION for Partial Summary Judgment by Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Company by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Russell, Ermea) Modified on 9/21/2007 to reflect linkage to document no. 60 (cwl). (Entered: 09/20/2007)

Sept. 20, 2007 PACER
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NOTICE of Attorney's Lien by Keith L Gates (Gates, Keith) (Entered: 09/26/2007)

Sept. 26, 2007 PACER
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CONSENT DECREE: the parties has settled as set out in Consent Decree. Signed by Judge James C. Sumner on 10/9/07 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit)(cwl) (Entered: 10/09/2007)

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Oct. 9, 2007 RECAP
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ORDER directing Plaintiff to respond to notice of attorney's lien. Signed by Judge James C. Sumner on 10/12/07 (dfk) (Entered: 10/12/2007)

Oct. 12, 2007 PACER
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MOTION to Intervene by Danny Dodd, James Mann (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Response to Attorney Lien)(Jones, D.) (Entered: 10/22/2007)

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Oct. 22, 2007 PACER
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Response to Order re 69 ORDER directing Plaintiff to respond to notice of attorney's lien. Signed by Judge James C. Sumner on 10/12/07 (dfk) filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit A - Attorney Gates Letter of Representation to EEOC# 2 Exhibit Exhibit B - Attorney Gates Request for Review Files to EEOC# 3 Exhibit Attorney Gates Request for Right to Sue to EEOC# 4 Exhibit Exhibit D - Attorney Gates Request for 2nd Conciliation to EEOC# 5 Exhibit Exhibit E - Mann and Dodd Letter to Gates Re Representation# 6 Exhibit Exhibit F - Gates letter to EEOC Re Release from Representation)(Lee, Julie) (Entered: 10/22/2007)

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4 Exhibit Attorney Gates Request for Right to Sue to EEOC

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5 Exhibit Exhibit D - Attorney Gates Request for 2nd Conciliation to EEOC

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6 Exhibit Exhibit E - Mann and Dodd Letter to Gates Re Representation

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7 Exhibit Exhibit F - Gates letter to EEOC Re Release from Representation

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Oct. 22, 2007 PACER
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RESPONSE in Opposition re 70 MOTION to Intervene as parties-plaintiff filed by Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Company (Adams, Holmes) (Entered: 10/30/2007)

Oct. 30, 2007 PACER
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REPLY to Response to Motion re 70 MOTION to Intervene filed by Keith L Gates (Gates, Keith) (Entered: 11/09/2007)

Nov. 9, 2007 PACER
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REPLY to Response to Motion re 73 Reply to Response to Motion on Attorney's lien filed by Danny Dodd (Jones, D.) (Entered: 11/16/2007)

Nov. 16, 2007 PACER
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ORDER directing submission of statement in support of attorney's lien. Signed by Judge James C. Sumner on 1/7/08 (dfk) (Entered: 01/07/2008)

Jan. 7, 2008 PACER
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ORDER denying 70 Motion to Intervene. Mann and Dodd may participate in this matter as interested parties, and the Clerk is directed to designate Mann and Dodd as interested parties on the docket. Signed by Judge James C. Sumner on 1/7/08 (cwl) (Entered: 01/07/2008)

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AFFIDAVIT by Keith L Gates (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2)(Gates, Keith) (Entered: 01/17/2008)

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Jan. 17, 2008 PACER
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ORDER directing filing of motion. Signed by Magistrate Judge James C. Sumner on 4/4/08 (dfk) (Entered: 04/04/2008)

April 4, 2008 PACER
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MOTION to Clarify Explanation of Fees by Keith L Gates (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A-D, # 2 Exhibit E-F, # 3 Exhibit G-P)(Gates, Keith) (Entered: 04/11/2008)

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April 11, 2008 PACER
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CONSENT to Jurisdiction by US Magistrate Judge by Keith L Gates, Danny Dodd.(Transmitted to Judge Jordan for referral order) (CSF) (Entered: 05/01/2008)

May 1, 2008 PACER
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ORDER REFERRING MOTION: 79 MOTION to Clarify Explanation of Fees filed by Keith L Gates. Signed by District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III on May 2, 2008.(SP) (Entered: 05/02/2008)

May 2, 2008 PACER
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RESPONSE to Motion re 79 MOTION to Clarify Explanation of Fees filed by Danny Dodd (Jones, D.) (Entered: 05/10/2008)

May 10, 2008 PACER
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REPLY to Response to Motion re 82 Response to Motion filed by Keith L Gates (Gates, Keith) (Entered: 05/21/2008)

May 21, 2008 PACER
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ORDER granting in part and denying in part 79 Motion for attorney's fees. Signed by Magistrate Judge James C. Sumner on 7/1/08 (dfk) (Entered: 07/01/2008)

July 1, 2008 RECAP
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MOTION for Disbursement of Funds by Danny Dodd (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Jones, D.) Modified on 7/14/2008 (cwl). (Entered: 07/14/2008)

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ORDER granting 85 Motion for Disbursement of Funds. Ordered: that the Clerk of the Court shall issue checks as follows from the proceeds deposited in the registry of the Court in this cause: 1. Keith L. Gates, Esq. - $ 7,200.00; 2. Danny Dodd - $ 96,400,00; 3. James Mann - $ 96,400.00; 4. Any accumulated interest on the funds shall be issued in a check payablejointly to Dodd and Mann. The checks to Mann and Dodd shall provided to D. L. Jones, Jr., to be delivered to the payees. Mr. Gates check shall be delivered to him. The Clerk of the Court shall notify counsel for the respective parties when the checks are available. Signed by Magistrate Judge James C. Sumner on 7/16/08 (cwl) (Entered: 07/16/2008)

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State / Territory: Mississippi

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Nov. 17, 2005

Closing Date: 2009

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers that were discriminated against because of their race.

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

Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Co. (Jackson, Mississippi), Private Entity/Person

Defendant Type(s):

Retailer

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

Attorneys fees

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: 290,000

Order Duration: 2007 - 2009

Content of Injunction:

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Discrimination Prohibition

Implement complaint/dispute resolution process

Monitoring

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Retaliation Prohibition

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

Black

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits