Case: EEOC v. SOUTHWESTERN CAMERA COMPANY, INC.

4:00-cv-00437 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Filed Date: Feb. 10, 2000

Closed Date: 2001

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Case Summary

EEOC's Washington, DC and Houston, TX offices filed this lawsuit against the defendant, Southwestern Camera Company Inc. in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas (Houston) on 02/10/2000. The documents available to us do not contain information about the allegations.

The parties reached an oral settlement agreement after the district court denied the defendant's summary judgment motion on 04/27/2001. The court dismissed the case on 05/03/2001. Thereafter, EEOC filed a motion to enforce the oral settlement agreement. The defendant made an offer of judgment under which the defendant agreed to pay $30,000 in total sum to resolve the case. EEOC accepted the offer and the district court entered a judgment for EEOC on 08/13/2001.

Summary Authors

Yin Zheng (6/21/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

4:00-cv-00437

Docket (PACER)

EEOC v. Southwestern Camera Company Inc

Aug. 13, 2001

Aug. 13, 2001

Docket
26

4:00-cv-00437

Order [Regarding Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment]

EEOC v. Southwestern Camera Company Inc

April 27, 2001

April 27, 2001

Order/Opinion
27

4:00-cv-00437

Order of Dismissal

EEOC v. Southwestern Camera

May 4, 2001

May 4, 2001

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 4, 2022, 3:22 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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Order setting Initial Pretrial and Scheduling Conference on 9:30 6/16/00 before Magistrate Judge Marcia A. Crone and Order to Disclose Interested Persons, filed. () Party filing case notified. (fmremp) (Entered: 02/10/2000)

Feb. 10, 2000

Feb. 10, 2000

SUMMONS issued for Southwestern Camera (fmremp) (Entered: 02/10/2000)

Feb. 10, 2000

Feb. 10, 2000

3

CERTIFICATE OF INTERESTED PARTIES by EEOC , filed. (hlerma) (Entered: 02/25/2000)

Feb. 25, 2000

Feb. 25, 2000

4

ANSWER to Complaint by Southwestern Camera (Added attorney Fred W Stumpf), filed. (fmremp) (Entered: 03/01/2000)

Feb. 29, 2000

Feb. 29, 2000

5

CERTIFICATE OF INTERESTED PERSONS by Deft Southwestern Camera, filed. (fmremp) (Entered: 03/03/2000)

March 2, 2000

March 2, 2000

6

JOINT DISCOVERY/Case Management Plan by EEOC, Southwestern Camera, filed. (ddarneille) (Entered: 06/07/2000)

June 7, 2000

June 7, 2000

7

INITIAL DISCLOSURE by Southwestern Camera , filed. (hlerma) (Entered: 06/13/2000)

June 12, 2000

June 12, 2000

8

INITIAL DISCLOSURE by EEOC , filed. (hlerma) (Entered: 06/15/2000)

June 15, 2000

June 15, 2000

9

SCHEDULING ORDER setting Amending of pleadings 12/8/00 ; Joining of parties 9/1/00 ; Pltf expert witness list submitted by 9/29/00 ; Deft expert witness list submitted by 10/30/00 ; Discovery cutoff 1/12/01 ; Deadline for filing all dispositive motions 2/1/01 ; Deadline for filing non-dispositive motions 2/1/01 ; Joint Pretrial order to be submitted on or before 4/30/01 ; before Judge David Hittner , entered. Parties notified. Trial Term: May/June 01 ( Signed by Magistrate Judge Marcia A. Crone ) (hlerma) (Entered: 06/16/2000)

June 16, 2000

June 16, 2000

10

Minute entry: scheduling conference held, terminated deadlines . Apps: N Murphy f/pltf; K Berryman f/deft. Scheduling order entered. Tape Number: 061600mac1(704) (ltien) (Entered: 06/16/2000)

June 16, 2000

June 16, 2000

11

DESIGNATION OF EXPERT WITNESS LIST by Southwestern Camera filed. (hlerma) (Entered: 10/31/2000)

Oct. 30, 2000

Oct. 30, 2000

12

First SUPPLEMENTAL [7-1] Initial Disclosures, by Southwestern Camera , filed. (psmith) (Entered: 10/31/2000)

Oct. 30, 2000

Oct. 30, 2000

13

FIRST AMENDED ANSWER to Complaint by Southwestern Camera: amends [4-1] answer, filed; jury demand. (ddarneille) (Entered: 12/11/2000)

Dec. 8, 2000

Dec. 8, 2000

14

MOTION for summary judgment by Southwestern Camera, Motion Docket Date 2/21/01 [14-1] motion , filed. (sguevara) (Entered: 02/02/2001)

Feb. 1, 2001

Feb. 1, 2001

15

ORDER striking [14-1] motion for summary judgment , Document must be in point font. Three page summary was omitted entered; Parties notified. ( signed by Judge David Hittner (hlerma) (Entered: 02/20/2001)

Feb. 16, 2001

Feb. 16, 2001

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MOTION for leave to file out of time motion for summary judgment by Southwestern Camera, Motion Docket Date 3/14/01 [16-1] motion , filed. (hlerma) (Entered: 02/23/2001)

Feb. 22, 2001

Feb. 22, 2001

18

Summary of Deft's Motion for Summary Judgment by Southwestern Camera , filed (hlerma) (Entered: 02/23/2001)

Feb. 22, 2001

Feb. 22, 2001

19

ORDER granting Deft's [16-1] motion for leave to file out of time motion for summary judgment , entered; Parties notified. ( signed by Judge David Hittner ) (hlerma) (Entered: 02/27/2001)

Feb. 26, 2001

Feb. 26, 2001

20

RESPONSE by EEOC to Deft's [17-1] motion for summary judgment , filed. (hlerma) (Entered: 03/20/2001)

March 19, 2001

March 19, 2001

21

Summary of Pltf's Response to Deft's Motion for Summary Judgment by EEOC , filed (hlerma) (Entered: 03/20/2001)

March 19, 2001

March 19, 2001

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REPLY by Southwestern Camera to response to [17-1] motion for summary judgment , filed (hlerma) (Entered: 03/30/2001)

March 29, 2001

March 29, 2001

23

SECOND SUPPLEMENT to [7-1] initial disclosures by Southwestern Camera , filed. (hlerma) (Entered: 04/02/2001)

March 30, 2001

March 30, 2001

24

ORDER that the parties shall exchange all trial exhibits on or before the 30th day of April, 2001. No late exchanges will be permitted. , entered; Parties notified. ( signed by Judge David Hittner ) (hlerma) (Entered: 04/10/2001)

April 9, 2001

April 9, 2001

25

ORDER set final pretrial conference for 10:15 5/3/01 before Judge David Hittner , entered; Parties notified. ( signed by Judge David Hittner ) (hlerma) (Entered: 04/10/2001)

April 9, 2001

April 9, 2001

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ORDER denying Deft's [17-1] motion for summary judgment , entered; Parties notified. (signed by Judge David Hittner) (hlerma) (Entered: 04/27/2001)

April 27, 2001

April 27, 2001

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ORDER OF DISMISSAL: cause dismissed on merits without prejudice; all motions currently pending are DENIED WITHOUT PREJUDICE; any movant seeking to resubmit or reurge motions must do so within 10 days from date of reinstatement, entered; Parties notified. (signed by Judge David Hittner) (fmremp) (Entered: 05/04/2001)

May 3, 2001

May 3, 2001

Case closed (fmremp) (Entered: 05/04/2001)

May 3, 2001

May 3, 2001

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MOTION to enforce oral settlement agreement by EEOC, Motion Docket Date 8/6/01 [28-1] motion , filed. (hlerma) (Entered: 07/18/2001)

July 17, 2001

July 17, 2001

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MEMORANDUM by EEOC in support of [28-1] motion to enforce oral settlement agreement , filed (hlerma) (Entered: 07/18/2001)

July 17, 2001

July 17, 2001

30

AFFIDAVIT of Nancy E. Murphy Re: [28-1] motion to enforce oral settlement agreement, and [29-1] support memorandum , filed (hlerma) (Entered: 07/18/2001)

July 17, 2001

July 17, 2001

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RESPONSE by Southwestern Camera to [28-1] motion to enforce oral settlement agreement , filed. (hlerma) (Entered: 08/07/2001)

Aug. 6, 2001

Aug. 6, 2001

32

UNOPPOSED MOTION to enter agreed final judgment by EEOC, Motion Docket Date 8/29/01 [32-1] motion , filed. (hlerma) (Entered: 08/10/2001)

Aug. 9, 2001

Aug. 9, 2001

Case Details

State / Territory: Texas

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Feb. 10, 2000

Closing Date: 2001

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

Southwestern Camera Company Inc., Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Monetary Relief

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Voluntary Dismissal

Amount Defendant Pays: 30000

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits