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Case Name Armendariz v. Endeavor Energy EE-TX-0458
Docket / Court 7:05-cv-00010 ( W.D. Tex. )
State/Territory Texas
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Case Summary
On January 19, 2005, an African-American employee filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas against his employer, alleging discriminatory employment practices under 42 U.S.C. 1981. The plaintiff, represented by private counsel alleged that the employer created a ... read more >
On January 19, 2005, an African-American employee filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas against his employer, alleging discriminatory employment practices under 42 U.S.C. 1981. The plaintiff, represented by private counsel alleged that the employer created a hostile work environment through the use of many racial slurs and jokes/comments. The plaintiff amended his complaint to include more detail in previous allegations and to include allegations of a hostile work environment and retaliation for refusal to commit illegal acts, as well as to add a request for more damages.

On May 2, 2006, after consolidating this case with a similar case brought by the EEOC against the same defendant, the Court entered a consent decree that required, among other things, that the defendant pay plaintiff damages in the amount of $57,500, refrain from discriminating for the duration of the decree, give notice to employees of anti-discrimination employment law, and provide a positive reference for plaintiff's future employment.

Maurice Youkanna - 06/10/2014


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Expungement of Employment Record
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Pay / Benefits
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
EEOC-centric
Private Suit Related / Consolidated with EEOC Suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 1981
Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e
Defendant(s) Endeavor Energy Resources, LLP.
Plaintiff Description African American plaintiff files suit for unfair, racially discriminatory employment practices
Indexed Lawyer Organizations None on record
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief Damages
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 2006 - 2008
Case Closing Year 2006
Case Ongoing No
Case Listing EE-TX-0302 : EEOC v. ENDEAVOR ENERGY RESOURCES (d/b/a RIG MOVERS EXPRESS) (W.D. Tex.)
Additional Resources
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Case Studies Megacases, Diversity, and the Elusive Goal of Workplace Reform
Written: Mar. 01, 2008
By: Nancy Levit (University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law)
Citation: 49 B.C. L. Rev. 367 (2008)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  Second Generation Employment Discrimination: A Structural Approach
By: Susan Sturm (Columbia Law School)
Citation: 101 Colum. L. Rev. 458 (2001)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

Docket(s)
7:05-cv-00010-RAJ (W.D. Tex.) 03/24/2006
EE-TX-0458-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Original Complaint 01/19/2005
EE-TX-0458-0005.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Amended Complaint 04/08/2005
EE-TX-0458-0001.pdf | Detail
Order Granting Parties' Joint Motion for Dismissal and for Entry of Consent Decree 08/08/2005 (W.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0458-0007.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Protective Order 01/04/2006 (W.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0458-0008.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order granting motion to compel 01/27/2006 (W.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0458-0004.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Dismissing Case 03/02/2006 (W.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0458-0009.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree 03/24/2006
EE-TX-0458-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Junell, Robert A. (W.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0458-0002 | EE-TX-0458-0004 | EE-TX-0458-0007 | EE-TX-0458-0008 | EE-TX-0458-0009 | EE-TX-0458-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Dobbs, Spencer W. (Texas)
EE-TX-0458-0001 | EE-TX-0458-0005 | EE-TX-0458-9000
Dominguez, Leticia (Texas)
EE-TX-0458-0002 | EE-TX-0458-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Brockett, C. H. (Texas)
EE-TX-0458-0002 | EE-TX-0458-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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