Case: EEOC v. OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE

8:99-cv-02218 | U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Filed Date: Sept. 30, 1999

Closed Date: 2003

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Case Summary

The Miami District office of the EEOC filed suit against Outback Steakhouse of Florida, Inc. on September 30, 1999 in the U.S. District Court in the Middle District of Florida. The EEOC claimed that Outback violated Title VII and the Equal Pay Act of 1963 when it discriminated against the intervenor employee based on sex (female), paid her less money than her male counterparts, transferred her based on retaliation, attempted to force her to sign an illegal release concerning her rights under T…

The Miami District office of the EEOC filed suit against Outback Steakhouse of Florida, Inc. on September 30, 1999 in the U.S. District Court in the Middle District of Florida. The EEOC claimed that Outback violated Title VII and the Equal Pay Act of 1963 when it discriminated against the intervenor employee based on sex (female), paid her less money than her male counterparts, transferred her based on retaliation, attempted to force her to sign an illegal release concerning her rights under Title VII, and ultimately fired her for not signing the release. The intervenor intervened in December 1999 citing the same Title VII issues found in the EEOC's brief. After both sides filed motions for summary judgment, which were denied, the case went to trial on September 10, 2001. Eight days later, the jury returned a verdict for the plaintiff, awarding the plaintiff $27,108.28 in earnings, $36,894.61 in back pay, $50,000 for pain and suffering, and $2,100,000.00 in punitive damages. However, since punitive damages are capped by 42 U.S.C. s 1981a(b)(3)(D), the total award amounted to $364,002.89. This award was decreased to $346,369.43 after the court granted the defendant's motion to amend the judgment. The court also granted the intervenor $90,501.38 in fees.

Outback appealed a number of post-trial motions for a new trial, judgment as a matter of law, and others. The EEOC cross-appealed and motioned to dismiss the appeal for lack of jurisdiction, which the appellate court granted. The district court then sent the two parties to post-judgment mediation for injunctive relief and the issues raised in the appellate court. Ultimately, the court entered a post-judgment consent decree, awarding equitable relief. The defendant was required to conduct training twice a year; submit reports of complaints to the EEOC; post notice of equal employment rights; and refrain from discrimination and retaliation.

Summary Authors

Kevin Wilemon (5/31/2007)

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8:99-cv-02218

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Docket [Appeals Court]

EEOC v. Outback Steakhouse

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

April 26, 2002

April 26, 2002

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EEOC v. Outback Steakhouse

Aug. 29, 2006

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Complaint

EEOC v. Outback Steakhouse

Sept. 30, 1999

Sept. 30, 1999

Complaint
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Dena Zechella's Complaint in Intervention

EEOC v. Outback Steakhouse

Dec. 28, 1999

Dec. 28, 1999

Complaint
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Intervenor's Amended Complaint in Intervention

EEOC v. Outback Steakhouse

June 15, 2000

June 15, 2000

Complaint
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Order [Motion to Compel]

EEOC v. Outback Steakhouse

March 13, 2001

March 13, 2001

Order/Opinion
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Order [Motion for Partial Summary Judgment)

EEOC v. Outback Steakhouse

May 8, 2001

May 8, 2001

Order/Opinion
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Order [Motion for Summary Judgment]

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July 10, 2001

July 10, 2001

Order/Opinion
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Jury Verdict

EEOC v. Outback Steakhouse

Sept. 18, 2001

Sept. 18, 2001

Other

EEOC Press Release

EEOC v. Outback Steakhouse

No Court

Sept. 19, 2001

Sept. 19, 2001

Press Release

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Docket

Last updated Sept. 2, 2022, 3 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT, jury trial demand, and injunctive relief sought filed (jlg) (Entered: 10/01/1999)

Sept. 30, 1999

Sept. 30, 1999

SUMMONS(ES) issued for Outback Steakhouse . Consent(s) issued. (jlg) (Entered: 10/01/1999)

Sept. 30, 1999

Sept. 30, 1999

MAGISTRATE JUDGE CASE ASSIGNMENT Magistrate assigned: Mary S. Scriven (jlg) (Entered: 10/01/1999)

Sept. 30, 1999

Sept. 30, 1999

2

NOTICE of designation under Local Rule 3.05 - TRACK 2. (ctc) (jnb) (Entered: 10/04/1999)

Oct. 4, 1999

Oct. 4, 1999

3

ANSWER and affirmative defenses to Complaint by Outback Steakhouse (jnb) (Entered: 12/07/1999)

Dec. 6, 1999

Dec. 6, 1999

4

AMENDED ANSWER and affirmative defenses to Complaint by Outback Steakhouse: amends [3-1] answer (jnb) (Entered: 12/14/1999)

Dec. 13, 1999

Dec. 13, 1999

5

MOTION with memorandum in support to intervene by Dena Zechella Injunctive relief sought, jury trial demanded; proposed complaint in intervention attached. (jnb) (Entered: 12/27/1999)

Dec. 23, 1999

Dec. 23, 1999

6

CASE MANAGEMENT REPORT. (jnb) (Entered: 12/27/1999)

Dec. 23, 1999

Dec. 23, 1999

7

ORDER granting [5-1] motion to intervene by Dena Zechella. The clerk shall accept for filing the intervenor's complaint in intervention. ( Signed by Judge Richard A. Lazzara ) ctc (jnb) (Entered: 12/29/1999)

Dec. 28, 1999

Dec. 28, 1999

8

Intervenor's COMPLAINT by Dena Zechella against Outback Steakhouse (jnb) (Entered: 12/29/1999)

Dec. 28, 1999

Dec. 28, 1999

9

CASE MANAGEMENT AND SCHEDULING ORDER setting Third-Party Joinder deadline 3/17/00; Discovery cutoff 10/13/00; Deadline for filing of motions 12/8/00; Pretrial conference for 2:00 2/22/01; Scheduled for Magistrate Judge Mary S. Scriven; Jury trial set for term commencing 4/2/01 before Judge Richard A. Lazzara (signed by cdc/rjc) ctc (jnb) Modified on 01/04/2000 (Entered: 01/04/2000)

Jan. 3, 2000

Jan. 3, 2000

Jury trial set for term commencing 4/2/01 Scheduled for Judge Richard A. Lazzara (jnb) (Entered: 01/04/2000)

Jan. 3, 2000

Jan. 3, 2000

10

MOTION by Outback Steakhouse with memorandum in support for clarification of [7-1] order granting intervention , for reconsideration of [7-1] order granting intervention (jnb) Modified on 01/12/2000 (Entered: 01/06/2000)

Jan. 5, 2000

Jan. 5, 2000

12

MEDIATION REPORT: Voluntary Mediation conference held 5/10/00; Wayne Thomas, mediator; Hearing outcome, Impasse (map) (Entered: 05/12/2000)

May 12, 2000

May 12, 2000

13

MOTION by Dena Zechella with memorandum in support for leave to amend [8-1] intervenor complaint Proposed amended intervenor complaint attached. (rm) Modified on 05/30/2000 (Entered: 05/30/2000)

May 26, 2000

May 26, 2000

14

RESPONSE by Outback Steakhouse to [13-1] motion for leave to amend [8-1] intervenor complaint (jnb) (Entered: 06/13/2000)

June 12, 2000

June 12, 2000

15

ORDER granting [13-1] motion for leave to amend [8-1] intervenor complaint, set answer due for 7/10/00 for Outback Steakhouse for amended complaint ( Signed by Judge Richard A. Lazzara ) ctc (jnb) (Entered: 06/16/2000)

June 15, 2000

June 15, 2000

16

AMENDED INTERVENOR'S COMPLAINT: amending [8-1] intervenor complaint (jnb) (Entered: 06/16/2000)

June 15, 2000

June 15, 2000

17

ANSWER and affirmative defenses by Outback Steakhouse to [16-1] amended intervenor complaint (jnb) (Entered: 07/17/2000)

July 14, 2000

July 14, 2000

18

MOTION by EEOC, Outback Steakhouse, Dena Zechella with memorandum in support (joint) for enlargement of time until 1/15/01 for discovery cutoff , (joint) for enlargement of time for deadline for filing dispositive motions (jnb) (Entered: 08/16/2000)

Aug. 16, 2000

Aug. 16, 2000

19

ORDER granting [18-1] motion for enlargement of time until 1/15/01 for discovery cutoff, granting [18-2] motion for enlargement of time for deadline for filing dispositive motions, reset discovery due for 12/15/00 , reset dispositive motion filing deadline for 1/15/01 ( Signed by Judge Richard A. Lazzara ) ctc (jnb) (Entered: 08/18/2000)

Aug. 17, 2000

Aug. 17, 2000

20

MOTION by EEOC, Outback Steakhouse, Dena Zechella with memorandum in support (joint) for enlargement of time until 2/16/01 for discovery cutoff (jnb) (Entered: 12/04/2000)

Dec. 1, 2000

Dec. 1, 2000

21

ORDER granting [20-1] motion for enlargement of time until 2/16/01 for discovery cutoff, reset discovery due for 2/16/01 , reset dispositive motion filing deadline for 4/2/01 ( Signed by Judge Richard A. Lazzara ) ctc (jnb) (Entered: 12/06/2000)

Dec. 5, 2000

Dec. 5, 2000

22

JOINT MOTION by Dena Zechella (joint stipulation) for substitution of counsel (jnb) (Entered: 12/15/2000)

Dec. 14, 2000

Dec. 14, 2000

23

NOTICE of lien by Jonathan Alpert, counsel for Dena Zechella(jnb) Modified on 12/15/2000 (Entered: 12/15/2000)

Dec. 14, 2000

Dec. 14, 2000

25

ORDER, set pretrial conference for 9:00 2/22/01 scheduled for Magistrate Judge Mary S. Scriven , set pretrial statement deadline for 2/19/01 ( Signed by Magistrate Judge Mary S. Scriven ) ctc (jnb) (Entered: 01/10/2001)

Jan. 9, 2001

Jan. 9, 2001

26

ORDER, reset pretrial conference for 9:30 7/25/01 scheduled for Magistrate Judge Mary S. Scriven , reset pretrial statement deadline for 7/20/01 , reset jury trial for 9/4/01 scheduled for Judge Richard A. Lazzara ( Signed by Judge Richard A. Lazzara ) ctc (jnb) (Entered: 01/19/2001)

Jan. 18, 2001

Jan. 18, 2001

27

MOTION by Dena Zechella with memorandum in support to continue final pretrial conference referred to Magistrate Judge Mary S. Scriven (jnb) (Entered: 01/22/2001)

Jan. 19, 2001

Jan. 19, 2001

27

NOTICE by Dena Zechella of change of address for counsel (jnb) (Entered: 01/22/2001)

Jan. 19, 2001

Jan. 19, 2001

28

ORDER granting [27-1] motion to continue final pretrial conference ( Signed by Judge Richard A. Lazzara ) ctc (jnb) (Entered: 01/24/2001)

Jan. 23, 2001

Jan. 23, 2001

29

MOTION by EEOC with memorandum in support to compel discovery referred to Magistrate Judge Mary S. Scriven (jnb) (Entered: 02/16/2001)

Feb. 15, 2001

Feb. 15, 2001

30

UNOPPOSED MOTION by Outback Steakhouse (unopposed) for enlargement of time to file response to motion to compel ; proposed response attached. (jnb) (Entered: 03/14/2001)

March 12, 2001

March 12, 2001

31

ORDER granting [29-1] motion to compel discovery ( Signed by Judge Richard A. Lazzara ) ctc (jnb) (Entered: 03/14/2001)

March 13, 2001

March 13, 2001

32

ORDER denying [30-1] consent motion for enlargement of time to file response to motion to compel as moot. The clerk shall file the defendant's response for record purposes. ( Signed by Judge Richard A. Lazzara ) ctc (jnb) (Entered: 03/16/2001)

March 15, 2001

March 15, 2001

33

RESPONSE by Outback Steakhouse to [29-1] motion to compel discovery (jnb) (Entered: 03/16/2001)

March 15, 2001

March 15, 2001

34

(NOTICE OF FILING) AFFIDAVIT of James Butler by Outback Steakhouse Re: [33-1] motion response; attached. (jnb) (Entered: 03/16/2001)

March 15, 2001

March 15, 2001

35

MOTION by EEOC, Outback Steakhouse, Dena Zechella with memorandum in support to extend time for filing dispositive motions (jlh) (Entered: 03/28/2001)

March 28, 2001

March 28, 2001

ENDORSED ORDER granting [35-1] motion to extend time for filing dispositive motions, reset dispositive motion filing deadline for 4/17/01 ( Signed by Judge Richard A. Lazzara ) ctc (jnb) (Entered: 03/29/2001)

March 29, 2001

March 29, 2001

36

MOTION by EEOC for partial summary judgment (jnb) (Entered: 04/16/2001)

April 13, 2001

April 13, 2001

37

STATEMENT OF MATERIAL FACTS NOT IN DISPUTE by EEOC regarding motion for partial summary judgment [36-1] (jnb) (Entered: 04/16/2001)

April 13, 2001

April 13, 2001

39

NOTICE of filing materials in support of motion for summary judgment by Outback Steakhouse (filed under separate cover) (jnb) Modified on 04/19/2001 (Entered: 04/19/2001)

April 18, 2001

April 18, 2001

40

ORDER granting [38-1] motion for enlargement of page limits for dispositive motion for summary judgment ( Signed by Judge Richard A. Lazzara ) ctc (jnb) (Entered: 04/19/2001)

April 18, 2001

April 18, 2001

41

MOTION by Outback Steakhouse with memorandum in support for summary judgment (jnb) (Entered: 04/20/2001)

April 18, 2001

April 18, 2001

42

RESPONSE by Outback Steakhouse to [36-1] motion for partial summary judgment (jnb) (Entered: 05/01/2001)

April 30, 2001

April 30, 2001

43

MOTION by EEOC, Dena Zechella with memorandum in support (unopposed) for enlargement of time until 5/25/01 to file response to motion for summary judgment (jnb) (Entered: 05/02/2001)

May 1, 2001

May 1, 2001

ENDORSED ORDER granting [43-1] motion for enlargement of time until 5/25/01 to file response to motion for summary judgment, response to motion set to 5/25/01 for [41-1] motion for summary judgment by intervenor-defendant by defendant ( Signed by Judge Richard A. Lazzara ) ctc (jnb) (Entered: 05/03/2001)

May 3, 2001

May 3, 2001

44

ORDER denying [36-1] motion for partial summary judgment ( Signed by Judge Richard A. Lazzara ) ctc (jnb) (Entered: 05/09/2001)

May 8, 2001

May 8, 2001

45

RESPONSE by Dena Zechella to [41-1] motion for summary judgment (jnb) (Entered: 05/24/2001)

May 23, 2001

May 23, 2001

46

NOTICE of filing depositions in support of response to motion for summary judgment by Dena Zechella (jnb) (Entered: 05/24/2001)

May 23, 2001

May 23, 2001

47

DEPOSITION of Sharon Jenkins by Dena Zechella re: [45-1] motion response Transcript filed separately. (jnb) (Entered: 05/24/2001)

May 23, 2001

May 23, 2001

48

DEPOSITION of David Chriss by Dena Zechella re: [45-1] motion response. Transcript filed separately. (jnb) (Entered: 05/24/2001)

May 23, 2001

May 23, 2001

49

DEPOSITION of Timothy Gerald Martin by Dena Zechella re: [45-1] motion response. Transcript filed separately. (jnb) (Entered: 05/24/2001)

May 23, 2001

May 23, 2001

50

DEPOSITION of Steven C. Stanley by Dena Zechella re: [45-1] motion response. Transcript filed separately. (jnb) (Entered: 05/24/2001)

May 23, 2001

May 23, 2001

51

DEPOSITION of Linda Wolfe by Dena Zechella re: [45-1] motion response. Transcript filed separately. (jnb) (Entered: 05/24/2001)

May 23, 2001

May 23, 2001

52

MOTION by EEOC with memorandum in support (unopposed) for leave to file response to defendant's motion for summary judgment in excess of the page limitations ; proposed response attached. (jnb) (Entered: 05/29/2001)

May 25, 2001

May 25, 2001

54

ORDER granting [52-1] motion for leave to file response to defendant's motion for summary judgment in excess of the page limitations ( Signed by Judge Richard A. Lazzara ) ctc (jnb) (Entered: 05/31/2001)

May 30, 2001

May 30, 2001

55

RESPONSE by EEOC to [41-1] motion for summary judgment (jnb) (Entered: 06/01/2001)

May 30, 2001

May 30, 2001

56

ORDER denying [41-1] motion for summary judgment. See order for details. ( Signed by Judge Richard A. Lazzara ) ctc (jnb) (Entered: 07/10/2001)

July 10, 2001

July 10, 2001

57

ORDER, reset pretrial conference for 10:00 8/7/01; scheduled for Magistrate Judge Mary S. Scriven , reset joint pretrial statement deadline for 8/2/01 ( Signed by Magistrate Judge Mary S. Scriven ) ctc (jnb) (Entered: 07/13/2001)

July 12, 2001

July 12, 2001

58

NOTICE by EEOC of unavailability of counsel from 9/16/01 to 9/30/01 due to the Jewish High Holidays (jnb) (Entered: 07/13/2001)

July 12, 2001

July 12, 2001

59

ORDER that plaintiff's counsel shall have available another attorney to try this case in the event it is called for trial during the periods when the plaintiff's lead trial attorney is unavailable. ( Signed by Judge Richard A. Lazzara ) ctc (jlh) (Entered: 07/16/2001)

July 16, 2001

July 16, 2001

60

NOTICE of attorney appearance for EEOC by Rachel H. Shonfield (jnb) (Entered: 07/17/2001)

July 16, 2001

July 16, 2001

61

JOINT PRETRIAL STIPULATION. (jnb) (Entered: 08/03/2001)

Aug. 2, 2001

Aug. 2, 2001

62

PRETRIAL CONFERENCE held on 8/7/01 before Magistrate Judge Mary S. Scriven. Estimated 3 days jury trial. Tape: 74/634-2644. (jnb) (Entered: 08/08/2001)

Aug. 7, 2001

Aug. 7, 2001

63

ORDER directing that motions in limine be timely filed and directing compliance with Local Rule 3/01(g). See order for details. ( Signed by Judge Richard A. Lazzara ) ctc (jnb) (Entered: 08/09/2001)

Aug. 9, 2001

Aug. 9, 2001

64

TRIAL CALENDAR scheduled for Judge Richard A. Lazzara; Jury trial deadline for term commencing 9/4/01 ( Signed by Judge Richard A. Lazzara ) ctc (jnb) (Entered: 08/13/2001)

Aug. 10, 2001

Aug. 10, 2001

65

MOTION by EEOC in limine to exclude introduction of prejudicial handwritten damages estimate, not authored by the charging party (jnb) (Entered: 08/21/2001)

Aug. 20, 2001

Aug. 20, 2001

66

MOTION by Dena Zechella with memorandum in support in limine regarding defendant's exhibit 69 (jnb) (Entered: 08/21/2001)

Aug. 20, 2001

Aug. 20, 2001

67

AFFIDAVIT of Dena Zechella by Dena Zechella Re: [66-1] motion in limine regarding defendant's exhibit 69 (jnb) (Entered: 08/21/2001)

Aug. 20, 2001

Aug. 20, 2001

68

MOTION by Outback Steakhouse with memorandum in support in limine to preclude introduction of evidence regarding amounts paid to EMK Consultants (jnb) (Entered: 08/21/2001)

Aug. 20, 2001

Aug. 20, 2001

70

ORDER denying without prejudice [68-1] motion in limine to preclude introduction of evidence regarding amounts paid to EMK Consultants, denying without prejudice [66-1] motion in limine regarding defendant's exhibit 69, denying without prejudice [65-1] motion in limine to exclude introduction of prejudicial handwritten damages estimate, not authored by the charging party to be renewed at the appropriate time during the course of trial. reset jury trial for date certain 9:00 9/10/01; scheduled for Judge Richard A. Lazzara ( Signed by Judge Richard A. Lazzara ) ctc (jnb) (Entered: 08/23/2001)

Aug. 22, 2001

Aug. 22, 2001

71

RESPONSE by Dena Zechella to [68-1] motion in limine to preclude introduction of evidence regarding amounts paid to EMK Consultants (jnb) (Entered: 08/28/2001)

Aug. 27, 2001

Aug. 27, 2001

72

CONCISE JOINT STATEMENT of the nature of the action by Dena Zechella (jnb) (Entered: 08/28/2001)

Aug. 28, 2001

Aug. 28, 2001

73

PRETRIAL ORDER filed. All motions in limine shall be filed by 8/20/01 and responses shall be filed by 8/27/01. set jury trial for date certain 9/10/01; scheduled for Judge Richard A. Lazzara See order for details. ( Signed by Magistrate Judge Mary S. Scriven ) ctc (jnb) (Entered: 08/29/2001)

Aug. 29, 2001

Aug. 29, 2001

74

TRIAL BRIEF by Dena Zechella (jnb) (Entered: 08/30/2001)

Aug. 29, 2001

Aug. 29, 2001

75

PROPOSED voir dire questions by Dena Zechella (jnb) (Entered: 08/30/2001)

Aug. 29, 2001

Aug. 29, 2001

76

PLAINTIFF'S AND INTERVENOR'S NOTICE of filing jury instructions and verdict form by Dena Zechella (jnb) (Entered: 08/30/2001)

Aug. 29, 2001

Aug. 29, 2001

77

PROPOSED jury instructions by EEOC, Dena Zechella (jnb) (Entered: 08/30/2001)

Aug. 29, 2001

Aug. 29, 2001

77

PROPOSED verdict form filed by EEOC, Dena Zechella (jnb) (Entered: 08/30/2001)

Aug. 29, 2001

Aug. 29, 2001

78

(NOTICE OF ADOPTION) JOINDER in [77-1] instructions jury, [77-1] form proposed verdict by Dena Zechella (jnb) (Entered: 08/30/2001)

Aug. 29, 2001

Aug. 29, 2001

79

MOTION by EEOC with memorandum in support (unopposed) to enlarge the page limit for EEOC's trial brief ; proposed trial brief attached. (jnb) (Entered: 08/30/2001)

Aug. 29, 2001

Aug. 29, 2001

80

PROPOSED voir dire questions by EEOC (jnb) (Entered: 08/30/2001)

Aug. 29, 2001

Aug. 29, 2001

81

TRIAL BRIEF by Outback Steakhouse (jnb) (Entered: 08/30/2001)

Aug. 29, 2001

Aug. 29, 2001

82

PROPOSED voir dire questions by Outback Steakhouse (jnb) (Entered: 08/30/2001)

Aug. 29, 2001

Aug. 29, 2001

83

(REQUEST TO CHARGE) PROPOSED jury instructions by Outback Steakhouse (jnb) (Entered: 08/30/2001)

Aug. 29, 2001

Aug. 29, 2001

85

TRIAL BRIEF by EEOC (jnb) (Entered: 09/06/2001)

Aug. 30, 2001

Aug. 30, 2001

86

JURY TRIAL, day 1, held on 9/10/01 before Judge Richard A. Lazzara. Court recessed until 9/11/01 at 9:00. Court reporter: Claudia Spangler-Fry. (jnb) (Entered: 09/12/2001)

Sept. 11, 2001

Sept. 11, 2001

87

JURY TRIAL, day 2, held on 9/11/01 before Judge Richard A. Lazzara. Court recessed until 9/12/01 at 9:00. Court reporter: Claudia Spangler-Fry. (jnb) (Entered: 09/12/2001)

Sept. 11, 2001

Sept. 11, 2001

88

JURY TRIAL, day 3, held on 9/12/01 before Judge Richard A. Lazzara. Court recessed until 9/13/01 at 9:30. Court reporter Claudia Spangler-Fry. (jnb) (Entered: 09/13/2001)

Sept. 12, 2001

Sept. 12, 2001

89

JURY TRIAL held on 9/13/01 before Judge Richard A. Lazzara. Court recessed until 9/14/01 at 12:00. Court reporter Claudia Spangler-Fry (jnb) (Entered: 09/17/2001)

Sept. 13, 2001

Sept. 13, 2001

90

WITNESS LIST by plaintiff EEOC (filed in open court) (jnb) Modified on 09/18/2001 (Entered: 09/18/2001)

Sept. 17, 2001

Sept. 17, 2001

91

EXHIBIT LIST by plaintiff EEOC (filed in open court) (jnb) (Entered: 09/18/2001)

Sept. 17, 2001

Sept. 17, 2001

92

EXHIBIT LIST by defendant Outback Steakhouse (filed in open court) (jnb) (Entered: 09/18/2001)

Sept. 17, 2001

Sept. 17, 2001

93

WITNESS LIST by defendant Outback Steakhouse (filed in open court) (jnb) (Entered: 09/18/2001)

Sept. 17, 2001

Sept. 17, 2001

94

AMENDED PROPOSED jury instructions (request to charge) by Outback Steakhouse (filed in open court). (jnb) (Entered: 09/18/2001)

Sept. 17, 2001

Sept. 17, 2001

95

WITNESS LIST by intervenor Dena Zechella (filed in open court). (jnb) (Entered: 09/18/2001)

Sept. 17, 2001

Sept. 17, 2001

96

EXHIBIT LIST by intervenor Dena Zechella (filed in open court) (jnb) (Entered: 09/18/2001)

Sept. 17, 2001

Sept. 17, 2001

97

MOTION by Outback Steakhouse (request) for modification of verdict form . (jnb) (Entered: 09/18/2001)

Sept. 17, 2001

Sept. 17, 2001

98

JURY TRIAL held on 9/17/01 before Judge Richard A. Lazzara; case goes to jurors for deliberations. Jurors recess until 9/18/01 at 9:00. Court reporter Claudia Spangler-Fry. (jnb) (Entered: 09/18/2001)

Sept. 18, 2001

Sept. 18, 2001

99

NOTICE of exhibits placed in the exhibit room (1 folder) (jlh) (Entered: 09/18/2001)

Sept. 18, 2001

Sept. 18, 2001

Case Details

State / Territory: Florida

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 30, 1999

Closing Date: 2003

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers.

Plaintiff Type(s):

EEOC Plaintiff

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

EEOC

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Outback Stakehouse of Florida, Inc. (Tampa, Florida), 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:

Litigation

Amount Defendant Pays: 436870.81

Order Duration: 2001 - 2004

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Retaliation Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Monitoring

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)

Pay / Benefits

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit