Case: EEOC v. JOE CHRISTIANA FOOD DISTRIBUTORS, I

3:03-cv-00534 | U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana

Filed Date: July 9, 2003

Closed Date: 2009

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Case Summary

The New Orleans Field Office of the EEOC brought this Title VII suit against Joe Christiana Food Distributors, Inc. in July 2003, in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana. The complaint alleged that defendant discriminated against the charging parties because of their sex. More specifically, it is alleged that the defendant subjected the plaintiff to sexual harassment resulting in a hostile work environment. The complainant intervened in the EEOC's suit, and the parties…

The New Orleans Field Office of the EEOC brought this Title VII suit against Joe Christiana Food Distributors, Inc. in July 2003, in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana. The complaint alleged that defendant discriminated against the charging parties because of their sex. More specifically, it is alleged that the defendant subjected the plaintiff to sexual harassment resulting in a hostile work environment. The complainant intervened in the EEOC's suit, and the parties settled the case by entry of a consent decree in March 2006.

The three year consent decree included an anti-discrimination provision, elimination of any records of the charging parties' discrimination complaint, training, and record keeping. The consent decree also required the defendant to pay the charging party $20,000 in damages and forgiveness of an alleged debt of $6800.

The docket sheet does not show any further enforcement took place; the case was presumably closed in 2009.

Summary Authors

Kevin Wilemon (5/31/2007)

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Document

3:03-cv-00534

Docket (PACER)

EEOC v. Joe Christiana Food Distributors, Inc.

March 10, 2006

March 10, 2006

Docket
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3:03-cv-00534

Complaint

EEOC v. Joe Christiana Food Distributors

July 9, 2003

July 9, 2003

Complaint
10

3:03-cv-00534

Petition of Intervention (Intervenor's Complaint)

EEOC v. Joe Christiana Food Distributors

Oct. 8, 2003

Oct. 8, 2003

Complaint
51

3:03-cv-00534

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Joe Christiana Food Distributors

March 10, 2006

March 10, 2006

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 9, 2022, 3:02 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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COMPLAINT (dcb) (Entered: 07/10/2003)

July 9, 2003

July 9, 2003

2

ORDER set Scheduling Conference for 1:30 11/6/03 , set Status Report deadline to 10/28/03 ( signed by Mag. Judge Christine Noland ), issued notices. (dcb) (Entered: 07/10/2003)

July 10, 2003

July 10, 2003

SUMMONS(ES) issued for Joe Christiana Food . Service deadline set for 7/24/03 (dcb) (Entered: 07/11/2003)

July 10, 2003

July 10, 2003

3

MOTION by Joe Christiana Food (Attorney Mark G. Murphey, John Dale Powers) for a more Definitive Statement (dcb) (Entered: 07/29/2003)

July 29, 2003

July 29, 2003

4

MEMORANDUM by Joe Christiana Food in support of [3-1] motion for a more Definitive Statement by Joe Christiana Food (dcb) (Entered: 07/29/2003)

July 29, 2003

July 29, 2003

Motion(s) referred to Mag. Judge Christine Noland : [3-1] motion for a more Definitive Statement (dcb) (Entered: 07/29/2003)

July 29, 2003

July 29, 2003

5

MEMORANDUM by EEOC in opposition to [3-1] motion for a more Definitive Statement by Joe Christiana Food (elp) (Entered: 08/19/2003)

Aug. 19, 2003

Aug. 19, 2003

6

RULING denying [3-1] motion for a more Definitive Statement by Joe Christiana Food ( signed by Mag. Judge Christine Noland ), issued notices. (nlt) (Entered: 08/19/2003)

Aug. 19, 2003

Aug. 19, 2003

7

MOTION...by Dana Adams for Leave to Intervene as Plaintiff (sah) (Entered: 09/25/2003)

Sept. 24, 2003

Sept. 24, 2003

Motion(s) referred to Mag. Judge Christine Noland : [7-1] motion for Leave to Intervene as Plaintiff (sah) (Entered: 09/25/2003)

Sept. 24, 2003

Sept. 24, 2003

8

ANSWER to Complaint by Joe Christiana Food (Attorney ), (nlt) (Entered: 09/29/2003)

Sept. 26, 2003

Sept. 26, 2003

9

ORDER granting [7-1] motion for Leave to Intervene as Plaintiff ( signed by Mag. Judge Christine Noland ), issued notices. (nlt) (Entered: 09/29/2003)

Sept. 29, 2003

Sept. 29, 2003

10

INTERVENOR'S Complaint by Dana Adams against EEOC, Joe Christiana Food (nlt) (Entered: 10/09/2003)

Oct. 8, 2003

Oct. 8, 2003

11

WAIVER of SERVICE Returned Executed as to Joe Christiana Food 10/8/03: Answer due on 12/8/03 for Joe Christiana Food (nlt) (Entered: 10/15/2003)

Oct. 15, 2003

Oct. 15, 2003

12

ANSWER by Joe Christiana Food to [10-1] intervenor complaint (sah) (Entered: 10/17/2003)

Oct. 16, 2003

Oct. 16, 2003

14

ORDER...the scheduling cnf set for 11/6/03 is Cancelled terminated deadlines , set Amended Pleadings deadline to 1/30/04 , set Discovery deadline to 5/31/04 , set Expert reports deadline due by 5/31/04 for EEOC , set Expert reports deadline due by 6/30/04 for Joe Christiana Food , set Experts deposed deadline for for Joe Christiana Food, for EEOC , set Dispositive Motion Filing deadline to 9/30/04 , set Telephone Conference for 10:15 2/6/04 ( signed by Mag. Judge Christine Noland ), issued notices. (sah) (Entered: 10/30/2003)

Oct. 30, 2003

Oct. 30, 2003

15

MOTION by EEOC for Erania Ebron to Appear Pro Hac Vice (sah) (Entered: 11/20/2003)

Nov. 19, 2003

Nov. 19, 2003

Motion(s) referred to Mag. Judge Christine Noland : [15-1] motion for Erania Ebron to Appear Pro Hac Vice (sah) (Entered: 11/20/2003)

Nov. 19, 2003

Nov. 19, 2003

16

ORDER granting [15-1] motion for Erania Ebron to Appear Pro Hac Vice by EEOC ( signed by Mag. Judge Christine Noland ), issued notices. (sah) (Entered: 11/24/2003)

Nov. 24, 2003

Nov. 24, 2003

17

MOTION by Joe Christiana Food for Leave to serve additional interrogatories and request for production of documents (sah) (Entered: 11/25/2003)

Nov. 24, 2003

Nov. 24, 2003

Motion(s) referred to Mag. Judge Christine Noland : [17-1] motion for Leave to serve additional interrogatories and request for production of documents (sah) (Entered: 11/25/2003)

Nov. 24, 2003

Nov. 24, 2003

18

ORDER denying [17-1] motion for Leave to serve additional interrogatories and request for production of documents by Joe Christiana Food ( signed by Mag. Judge Christine Noland ), issued notices. (nlt) (Entered: 12/10/2003)

Dec. 10, 2003

Dec. 10, 2003

19

ORDER...telephone cnf held on 2/6/04 terminated deadlines ...the record will be reviewed on 10/4/04 to determine if a pretrial cnf needs to be set... (signed by Mag. Judge Christine Noland ), issued notices. (sah) (Entered: 02/06/2004)

Feb. 6, 2004

Feb. 6, 2004

20

NOTICE by Joe Christiana Food to take deposition of the custodian of Medical Records for Henry P. Young, MD; Cornelius Mayfield, MD; Linda Upton, MD; R. K. Kongara, MD; Nancy Marchand, MSW; Diane Finley, MD; Timothy Andrus, MD... (dcb) (Entered: 03/11/2004)

March 10, 2004

March 10, 2004

21

NOTICE by Joe Christiana Food to take deposition of Ms. Erica Adams (sah) (Entered: 04/30/2004)

April 29, 2004

April 29, 2004

22

MOTION by Joe Christiana Food to Extend Time To Complete Discovery of Experts (sah) (Entered: 05/04/2004)

May 3, 2004

May 3, 2004

Motion(s) referred to Mag. Judge Christine Noland : [22-1] motion to Extend Time To Complete Discovery of Experts (sah) (Entered: 05/04/2004)

May 3, 2004

May 3, 2004

24

NOTICE by Joe Christiana Food to take deposition of Dr. Timothy Andrus, Dr. Rama K. Kongara, Dr. Cornelius Mayfield, Dr. Linda Upton (dcb) (Entered: 05/19/2004)

May 18, 2004

May 18, 2004

25

NOTICE of by Joe Christiana Food (sah) (Entered: 07/29/2004)

July 28, 2004

July 28, 2004

26

RETURN on Subpoena as to Ms. Erica Adams executed on 8/2/04 (sah) (Entered: 08/16/2004)

Aug. 13, 2004

Aug. 13, 2004

27

NOTICE by Joe Christiana Food to take deposition of Erica Adams (sah) (Entered: 09/15/2004)

Sept. 14, 2004

Sept. 14, 2004

28

NOTICE by Joe Christiana Food to take deposition of Rama K. Kongara, M.D. (sah) (Entered: 09/23/2004)

Sept. 22, 2004

Sept. 22, 2004

29

AMENDED NOTICE by Joe Christiana Food to take oral deposition of Cornelius Mayfield, M.D. (sah) (Entered: 09/24/2004)

Sept. 23, 2004

Sept. 23, 2004

30

NOTICE by Joe Christiana Food to take deposition of Summit Hospital Custodian of Medical Records (sah) (Entered: 10/07/2004)

Oct. 7, 2004

Oct. 7, 2004

31

NOTICE of Independent Medical Examination by Joe Christiana Food (sah) (Entered: 10/13/2004)

Oct. 12, 2004

Oct. 12, 2004

32

NOTICE by Joe Christiana Food to take deposition of James H. Adams, III (sah) (Entered: 10/26/2004)

Oct. 25, 2004

Oct. 25, 2004

33

NOTICE by Joe Christiana Food to take deposition for the production of documents only of Argosy Casino of Baton Rouge (sah) (Entered: 10/26/2004)

Oct. 25, 2004

Oct. 25, 2004

34

MOTION by EEOC for A Protective Order (sah) (Entered: 10/26/2004)

Oct. 25, 2004

Oct. 25, 2004

35

MEMORANDUM by EEOC in support of [34-1] motion for A Protective Order by EEOC (sah) (Entered: 10/26/2004)

Oct. 25, 2004

Oct. 25, 2004

36

MOTION by EEOC for Expedited Hearing on [34-1] motion for Protective Order by EEOC (sah) (Entered: 10/26/2004)

Oct. 25, 2004

Oct. 25, 2004

Motion(s) referred to Mag. Judge Christine Noland : [36-1] motion for Expedited Hearing on [34-1] motion for Protective Order by EEOC, [34- 1] motion for A Protective Order (sah) (Entered: 10/26/2004)

Oct. 25, 2004

Oct. 25, 2004

37

RETURN on Subpoena as to Custodian 0f Medical Records for Summit Hospital, executed on 10/14/04 (sah) (Entered: 10/27/2004)

Oct. 26, 2004

Oct. 26, 2004

38

MEMORANDUM by Joe Christiana Food in opposition to [34-1] motion for A Protective Order by EEOC (sah) (Entered: 10/27/2004)

Oct. 26, 2004

Oct. 26, 2004

39

ORDER granting [36-1] motion for Expedited Hearing on [34-1] motion for Protective Order by EEOC by EEOC Motion Hearing [34-1] motion for A Protective Order set for 10/2704 by phone ( signed by Mag. Judge Christine Noland ), issued notices. (dcap) (Entered: 10/27/2004)

Oct. 27, 2004

Oct. 27, 2004

Tele-conference held (dcap) (Entered: 10/27/2004)

Oct. 27, 2004

Oct. 27, 2004

40

ORDER denying [34-1] motion for A Protective Order by EEOC ( signed by Mag. Judge Christine Noland ), issued notices. (dcap) (Entered: 10/27/2004)

Oct. 27, 2004

Oct. 27, 2004

41

RETURN on subpoena as to Custodian of Records for Argosy Casino, executed on 10/28/04 (sah) (Entered: 11/03/2004)

Nov. 3, 2004

Nov. 3, 2004

42

ORDER .... this matter is sent to USDJ for pretrial and trial dates ... ( signed by Mag. Judge Christine Noland ), issued notices. (nlt) (Entered: 12/28/2004)

Dec. 28, 2004

Dec. 28, 2004

43

NOTICE by Joe Christiana Food to take deposition of Custodian of Records of LA Casina Cruises (dcb) (Entered: 01/05/2005)

Jan. 5, 2005

Jan. 5, 2005

44

RETURN on Subpoena as to Louisiana Casino Cruises, executed on 1/6/05 (sah) (Entered: 01/13/2005)

Jan. 12, 2005

Jan. 12, 2005

45

UNIFORM PRETRIAL NOTICE: Pretrial Conference set for 12/1/2005 at 10:00 AM before Judge Ralph E. Tyson. (SAH, ) (Entered: 03/03/2005)

March 3, 2005

March 3, 2005

46

NOTICE of Change of Address by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (SAH, ) (Entered: 10/19/2005)

Oct. 17, 2005

Oct. 17, 2005

47

Notice to Counsel : The Final Pretrial cnf set for 12/1/05 is hereby CONTINUED and REASSIGNED... Final Pretrial Conference reset for 2/21/2006 at 09:30 AM before Chief Judge Ralph E. Tyson. Written Pretrial Order shall be filed by 2/13/06... (SAH, ) (Entered: 11/09/2005)

Nov. 9, 2005

Nov. 9, 2005

48

Pretrial Order by Joe Christiana Food Distributors, Inc, Dana Adams, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (SAH, ) (Entered: 02/14/2006)

Feb. 13, 2006

Feb. 13, 2006

49

Letter dated 2/15/2006 from Charles L. Dirks, III. to RET Re: Settlement of Civil Action (SAH, ) (Entered: 02/21/2006)

Feb. 21, 2006

Feb. 21, 2006

50

60 DAY ORDER OF DISMISSAL...This action is hereby DISMISSED without prejudice to the right, upon good cause shown within sixty (60) days, to reopen the action if the settlement is not consummated.. Signed by Judge Ralph E. Tyson on 2/17/2006.(SAH, ) (Entered: 02/21/2006)

Feb. 21, 2006

Feb. 21, 2006

51

CONSENT DECREE . Signed by Judge Ralph E. Tyson on 3/9/2006. (SAH, ) (Entered: 03/10/2006)

March 10, 2006

March 10, 2006

Case Details

State / Territory: Louisiana

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: July 9, 2003

Closing Date: 2009

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

Joe Christiana Food, Inc. (Baton Rouge), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

State Anti-Discrimination Law

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: 20000

Order Duration: 2006 - 2009

Content of Injunction:

Neutral/Positive Reference

Expungement of Employment Record

Retaliation Prohibition

Discrimination Prohibition

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Provide antidiscrimination training

Implement complaint/dispute resolution process

Reporting

Recordkeeping

Monitoring

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit