Case: EEOC v. Freshpoint of Atlanta, Inc. d/b/a "Atlanta's Finest"

1:01-cv-02593 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

Filed Date: Sept. 28, 2001

Closed Date: Sept. 25, 2002

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Case Summary

In September 2001, the EEOC's Atlanta office filed this suit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia against Freshpoint of Atlanta, Inc., d/b/a Atlanta's Finest d/b/a Mitt Parker Company, Inc., alleging sex discrimination. The only information available for this summary came from the docket for the case. It is known, however, that the parties quickly came to an agreement and a consent decree was adopted by the court in September 2002 that provided $68,500 to an unknown amount of complainants. The decree also provided at least some injunctive relief in the form of mandatory training sessions for employees.

Summary Authors

Tony Friedman (9/1/2007)

People


Judge(s)

Brill, Gerrilyn G. (Georgia)

Judge(s)

Brill, Gerrilyn G. (Georgia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:01-cv-02593

Docket (PACER)

EEOC v. Freshpoint of Atlanta, Inc.

Sept. 25, 2002

Sept. 25, 2002

Docket

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 11, 2022, 3:15 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT filed. Consent form to proceed before U.S. magistrate and pretrial instructions given to attorney; jury demand (syh) (Entered: 10/02/2001)

Sept. 28, 2001

Sept. 28, 2001

CASE REFERRED to Mag Judge Gerrilyn G. Brill (Calendar sheets forwarded) notice sent to parties (syh) (Entered: 10/02/2001)

Sept. 28, 2001

Sept. 28, 2001

2

WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed as to Freshpoint of Atl mailed 9/28/01 Answer due by 11/27/01 for Freshpoint of Atl (ldn) (Entered: 11/05/2001)

Nov. 1, 2001

Nov. 1, 2001

3

ANSWER by defendant to complaint [1-1] Discovery ends 4/26/02 (syh) (Entered: 11/28/2001)

Nov. 27, 2001

Nov. 27, 2001

4

Defendant's Certificate of interested persons. (to judge and to mag) (syh) Modified on 12/27/2001 (Entered: 12/18/2001)

Dec. 17, 2001

Dec. 17, 2001

5

ANSWERS TO INITIAL DISCLOSURES by defendant (syh) (Entered: 12/21/2001)

Dec. 20, 2001

Dec. 20, 2001

6

Preliminary Report and Discovery Schedule. (to mag) (syh) (Entered: 12/21/2001)

Dec. 21, 2001

Dec. 21, 2001

7

ANSWERS TO INITIAL DISCLOSURES by plaintiff (syh) (Entered: 12/21/2001)

Dec. 21, 2001

Dec. 21, 2001

8

ORDER by Judge Horace T. Ward, recusing himself. Case reassigned to Judge Willis B. Hunt Jr. (cc w/notice) (adg) Modified on 01/07/2002 (Entered: 12/31/2001)

Dec. 28, 2001

Dec. 28, 2001

9

SCHEDULING ORDER by Mag Judge Gerrilyn G. Brill APPROVING [6-1] preliminary statement (cc) (fmm) (Entered: 01/08/2002)

Jan. 7, 2002

Jan. 7, 2002

10

Notice to take the depositions of Adrienne Hannor and Rosalyn Hardy by defendant. (kt) Modified on 02/21/2002 (Entered: 02/21/2002)

Feb. 19, 2002

Feb. 19, 2002

11

AMENDMENT TO ANSWERS TO INITIAL DISCLOSURES by plaintiff (ldn) (Entered: 05/08/2002)

May 8, 2002

May 8, 2002

12

Notice to take deposition of Patricia Lynn, Jacqueline Manuel, Georgetta Modest, Tiffany Smith, Tara Abney, and Glenda Edward by defendant (ldn) (Entered: 05/16/2002)

May 15, 2002

May 15, 2002

14

Amended Notice to take deposition of Patricia Lynn and Georgetta Modest by defendant (ldn) (Entered: 05/22/2002)

May 20, 2002

May 20, 2002

16

Attorney appearance for interested parties by Rita Cherry. (ldn) (Entered: 05/31/2002)

May 22, 2002

May 22, 2002

15

Notice to take deposition of Carla Harrison and Zanette Houston by defendant (ldn) (Entered: 05/30/2002)

May 28, 2002

May 28, 2002

17

Notice to take deposition of Donna Johnson, LaShonda Jackson, Kinshata White, and Shawanda Baldwin by defendant (ldn) (Entered: 06/04/2002)

June 3, 2002

June 3, 2002

18

CONSENT MOTION to extend time thru 09/26/02 for discovery with proposed order. (ldn) Modified on 06/13/2002 (Entered: 06/13/2002)

June 10, 2002

June 10, 2002

19

ORDER by Judge Willis B. Hunt Jr. GRANTING [18-1] motion to extend time thru 09/26/02 for discovery, Discovery ends 9/26/02 (cc) (ldn) (Entered: 06/13/2002)

June 11, 2002

June 11, 2002

20

CONSENT DECREE by Judge Willis B. Hunt Jr. re: sex discrimination claims, dft agrees to keep posted copies of this decree, will conduct training sessions and will compensate the claimants listed in order a total of $68,500 in monetary relief as settlement. See order for specifics. (cc) (ldn) (Entered: 09/27/2002)

Sept. 25, 2002

Sept. 25, 2002

Completed referral to Mag Judge Gerrilyn G. Brill (ldn) (Entered: 09/27/2002)

Sept. 25, 2002

Sept. 25, 2002

Case terminated. (ldn) (Entered: 09/27/2002)

Sept. 25, 2002

Sept. 25, 2002

Case Details

State / Territory: Georgia

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 28, 2001

Closing Date: Sept. 25, 2002

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

Freshpoint of Atlanta, Inc., Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

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: 68500

Content of Injunction:

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits