Case: EEOC v. NV/GOLDEN WEST ADVERTISING, INC.

3:06-cv-00519 | U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada

Filed Date: Sept. 29, 2006

Closed Date: 2010

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Case Summary

The Los Angeles district office of the EEOC brought this suit against Nevada Advertising, LLC, and Golden West Advertising, Inc., advertising companies, in September 2006, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada. The complaint alleged that defendants had sexually harassed a female complainant and had retaliated against her and a male complainant for complaining about the harassment and the hostile work environment it created. The parties settled by entry of consent decree in Sep…

The Los Angeles district office of the EEOC brought this suit against Nevada Advertising, LLC, and Golden West Advertising, Inc., advertising companies, in September 2006, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada. The complaint alleged that defendants had sexually harassed a female complainant and had retaliated against her and a male complainant for complaining about the harassment and the hostile work environment it created. The parties settled by entry of consent decree in September 2007.

Under the terms of the consent decree, which is valid for three years, the defendants are prohibited from discriminating or retaliating. The defendants must revise their anti-discrimination policy and develop a process of taking and tracking discrimination complaints. They must post and distribute their policy to employees as well as provide anti-discrimination training to all employees. The decree also requires record-keeping and reporting to the EEOC on any changes made to the policy and on discrimination complaints that are made. The defendants also paid $58,250 to the complainants by the terms of the decree. The docket sheet doesn't show any further enforcement took place; the case was presumably closed in 2010.

Summary Authors

Shankar Viswanathan (5/20/2008)

Clearinghouse (6/11/2017)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

3:06-cv-00519

Docket [PACER]

EEOC v. Nevada Advertising, LLC

Sept. 24, 2007

Sept. 24, 2007

Docket
1-1

3:06-cv-00519

Complaint

EEOC vs. Nevada Advertising, LLC; Golden West Advertising, INC., and DOES 1-10, Inclusive

Sept. 29, 2006

Sept. 29, 2006

Complaint
29

3:06-cv-00519

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Nevada Advertising, LLC

Sept. 24, 2007

Sept. 24, 2007

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/6033698/us-equal-employment-opportunity-commission-v-nevada-advertising-llc/

Last updated Aug. 24, 2022, 3:17 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT Title VII Civil Rights - Sexual Harassment, Retaliation against all defendants, filed by U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Certificate of Interested Parties due by 10/9/2006. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet # 2 Summons Nevada Advertising, LLC# 3 Summons Golden West Advertising, Inc.)(Park, Anna) Modified on 10/16/06 to reflect SUMMONS ISSUED (BLG). (Entered: 09/29/2006)

Sept. 29, 2006

Sept. 29, 2006

Case assigned to Judge Brian E. Sandoval and Robert A. McQuaid, Jr. (BLG) (Entered: 10/02/2006)

Oct. 2, 2006

Oct. 2, 2006

2

SUMMONS Issued as to Golden West Advertising, Inc.. (BLG) (Entered: 10/02/2006)

Oct. 2, 2006

Oct. 2, 2006

3

SUMMONS Issued as to Nevada Advertising, LLC. (BLG) (Entered: 10/02/2006)

Oct. 2, 2006

Oct. 2, 2006

Case assigned to Magistrate Judge Valerie P. Cooke for purposes of Early Neutral Evaluation (ENE). (BLG) (Entered: 10/02/2006)

Oct. 2, 2006

Oct. 2, 2006

4

ORDER: Case reassigned to Judge Larry R. Hicks for all further proceedings. Judge Brian E. Sandoval no longer assigned to case. Signed by Judge Philip M. Pro. (no image attached) (BLG) (Entered: 10/02/2006)

Oct. 2, 2006

Oct. 2, 2006

5

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Plaintiff U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission re 2 Summons Issued. Golden West Advertising, Inc. (Viramontes, Victor) (Entered: 12/19/2006)

Dec. 19, 2006

Dec. 19, 2006

6

STIPULATION For Extension of Time to File Answer or Otherwise Respond to Plaintiff's Complaint (First Request) by Defendant Golden West Advertising, Inc.. (Ricciardi, Mark) (Entered: 12/21/2006)

Dec. 21, 2006

Dec. 21, 2006

7

NOTICE of Corrected Image/Document re 6 Stipulation by Defendant Golden West Advertising, Inc.. (Service of corrected image is attached). (Ricciardi, Mark) (Entered: 12/21/2006)

Dec. 21, 2006

Dec. 21, 2006

8

ORDER ON STIPULATION re 6 Stipulation answer due 01/22/07. Signed by Judge Robert A. McQuaid Jr. on 12/21/06. (LG) (Entered: 12/22/2006)

Dec. 21, 2006

Dec. 21, 2006

10

ANSWER to 1 Complaint by Defendant Golden West Advertising, Inc.. Certificate of Interested Parties due by 2/1/2007. Discovery Plan/Scheduling Order due by 3/8/2007.(Ricciardi, Mark) (Entered: 01/22/2007)

Jan. 22, 2007

Jan. 22, 2007

11

CERTIFICATE of Interested Parties Certificate Required By FRCP Rule 7.1 and Local Rule 7.1.1 by Defendant Golden West Advertising, Inc.. (Zinn, Christian) (Entered: 01/24/2007)

Jan. 24, 2007

Jan. 24, 2007

12

MOTION for Leave to Appear Government Attorney. Attorney: Karen E. Nutter. by Plaintiff U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Park, Anna) (Entered: 02/15/2007)

Feb. 15, 2007

Feb. 15, 2007

13

ORDER granting 12 Motion for Leave to Appear re Attorney Karen E. Nutter for U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Signed by Judge Robert A. McQuaid Jr. on 2/16/07. See Ord for spec. (DRM, ) (Entered: 02/16/2007)

Feb. 16, 2007

Feb. 16, 2007

14

PROPOSED Discovery Plan/Scheduling Order filed by Plaintiff U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Nutter, Karen) (Entered: 03/01/2007)

March 1, 2007

March 1, 2007

15

SCHEDULING ORDER re 14 Joint Discovery Plan and Scheduling Order. Discovery due by 7/20/2007. Motions due by 8/20/2007. Proposed Joint Pretrial Order due by 9/19/2007. Signed by Judge Robert A. McQuaid Jr. on 3/2/2007. (HJ, ) (Entered: 03/02/2007)

March 2, 2007

March 2, 2007

16

NOTICE of intent to dismiss pursuant to FRCP 4(m). No proper proof of service has been filed as to Nevada Advertising, LLC. Proof of service due by 4/30/2007. (no image attached) (BLG) Modified on 3/29/2007 - To indicate service satisfied having been made. See 9 -Certificate of Service (BLG). (Entered: 03/28/2007)

March 28, 2007

March 28, 2007

17

NOTICE of Appearance by attorney Victor N Bunitsky on behalf of Defendant Nevada Advertising, LLC. (Bunitsky, Victor) (Entered: 04/23/2007)

April 23, 2007

April 23, 2007

18

STIPULATION Joint Request by All Parties for an Early Neutral Evaluation by Defendant Golden West Advertising, Inc.. (Ricciardi, Mark) (Entered: 06/06/2007)

June 6, 2007

June 6, 2007

19

ORDER re 18 Joint Request by all Parties for an Early Neutral Evaluation. The case is at a stage where the parties should complete discovery and schedule a settlement conference. Therefore, the Joint Request 18 is denied. Signed by Judge Robert A. McQuaid Jr. on 6/6/2007. (HJ, ) (Entered: 06/06/2007)

June 6, 2007

June 6, 2007

20

Submission of PROPOSED ORDER filed by Defendant Golden West Advertising, Inc. Stipulation and Order to Extend Discovery Deadline (First Request) . (Ricciardi, Mark) (Entered: 06/29/2007)

June 29, 2007

June 29, 2007

21

ORDER re 20 Proposed Order Submission to Extend Discovery Deadline. Discovery due by 9/28/2007. Signed by Judge Robert A. McQuaid Jr. on 6/29/07. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - JW ) (Entered: 06/29/2007)

June 29, 2007

June 29, 2007

22

First MOTION for Settlement Conference by Plaintiff U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Nutter, Karen) (Entered: 07/19/2007)

July 19, 2007

July 19, 2007

24

ORDER SCHEDULING SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE: Settlement Conference set for Friday, September 14, 2007, at 9:30 AM in Reno Courtroom 2 before Magistrate Judge Robert A. McQuaid Jr. Confidential Settlement Statements shall be received in Chambers, Room 405, not later than 4:00 PM on September 12, 2007. See Order for further details. Signed by Judge Robert A. McQuaid Jr. on 8/14/2007. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - HJ) (Entered: 08/14/2007)

Aug. 14, 2007

Aug. 14, 2007

25

MINUTE ORDER IN CHAMBERS of the Honorable Robert A. McQuaid Jr., U.S. Magistrate Judge, on 8/20/2007. By Deputy Clerk: Frank Justiliano. RE: 24 Order Scheduling Settlement Conference. The Settlement Conference currently set for 9/14/07 is hereby VACATED and RESCHEDULED for 9/17/2007 09:30 AM in Reno Courtroom 2 before Magistrate Judge Robert A. McQuaid Jr. Confidential Settlement Statements are still due not later than 4:00 PM on September 12, 2007 . (no image attached) (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - FJ) (Entered: 08/20/2007)

Aug. 20, 2007

Aug. 20, 2007

26

MINUTE ORDER IN CHAMBERS of the Honorable Robert A. McQuaid Jr., U.S. Magistrate Judge, on 9/13/2007. By Deputy Clerk: Frank Justiliano. RE: 25 Minute Order Setting Hearing on Settlement Conference. The parties having advised the Court that they have settled this case, IT IS ORDERED that the hearing set for Monday, September 17, 2007 @ 9:30 a.m. is hereby VACATED (no image attached) (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - FJ) (Entered: 09/13/2007)

Sept. 13, 2007

Sept. 13, 2007

27

SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT Consent Decree by Plaintiff U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Nutter, Karen) (Entered: 09/17/2007)

Sept. 17, 2007

Sept. 17, 2007

28

SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT Notice of Consent Decree by Plaintiff U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Nutter, Karen) (Entered: 09/17/2007)

Sept. 17, 2007

Sept. 17, 2007

29

ORDER/CONSENT DECREE re 27 Settlement Agreement filed by U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Case terminated. Signed by Judge Larry R. Hicks on 09/21/2007. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - LK) (Entered: 09/24/2007)

Sept. 24, 2007

Sept. 24, 2007

30

ORDER/NOTICE OF CONSENT DECREE re 28 Settlement Agreement filed by U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Signed by Judge Larry R. Hicks on 09/21/2007. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - LK) (Entered: 09/24/2007)

Sept. 24, 2007

Sept. 24, 2007

23

ORDER granting 22 parties' Joint Motion for Settlement Conference. Signed by Judge Larry R. Hicks on 7/23/07. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - SL)

July 24, 2007

July 24, 2007

RECAP

Case Details

State / Territory: Nevada

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 29, 2006

Closing Date: 2010

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

Golden West Advertising, Inc. (Elko, Nevada), Private Entity/Person

Nevada Advertising, LLC (Elko, Nevada), 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: 58250

Order Duration: 2007 - 2010

Content of Injunction:

Recordkeeping

Retaliation Prohibition

Provide antidiscrimination training

Implement complaint/dispute resolution process

Reporting

Discrimination Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits