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Case Name EEOC v. CAROLINA HOLDINGS DBA STUART LUMBER EE-FL-0021
Docket / Court 2:05-cv-306-FtM-29DN ( M.D. Fla. )
State/Territory Florida
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In July 2005, the Miami District Office of the EEOC brought this action against Stock Building Supply, d/b/a Stuart Lumber Co., in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. In its complaint, the EEOC alleged that the defendant violated both Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 196 ... read more >
In July 2005, the Miami District Office of the EEOC brought this action against Stock Building Supply, d/b/a Stuart Lumber Co., in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. In its complaint, the EEOC alleged that the defendant violated both Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title I of the Civil Rights Act of 1991 by discriminating against the charging party, a black employee, because of his race. In particular, the defendant promoted the charging party to a position that included increased responsibilities without ever paying him the increased salary generally associated with his new position. The parties participated in discovery and an unsuccessful formal mediation process before settling the case through a consent decree in March 2007.

The consent degree contained several requirements. Stock was required to: develop a written policy of compliance with Title VII, provide EEOC-approved Title VII training to its managers and supervisors, retain records involving any complaints of race discrimination, and report to the EEOC at specified intervals. Stock also agreed to pay $60,000 to the charging party.

Michele Marxkors - 05/29/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Pay / Benefits
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Impact
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Stock Building Supply
Plaintiff Description Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations EEOC
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Damages
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 2007 - 2008
Case Closing Year 2007
Case Ongoing No
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)
2:05-cv-00306-JES-DNF (M.D. Fla.) 04/25/2007
EE-FL-0021-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 07/01/2005
EE-FL-0021-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Opinion and Order [Denying Motion to Dismiss] 02/27/2006 (2006 WL 462596 / 2006 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 9524) (M.D. Fla.)
EE-FL-0021-0006.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Order [Denying Motion to Compel] 09/12/2006 (M.D. Fla.)
EE-FL-0021-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Opinion and Order [Denying Motion for Summary Judgment] 02/06/2007 (2007 WL 433461 / 2007 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 8403) (M.D. Fla.)
EE-FL-0021-0005.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Consent Decree 03/19/2007
EE-FL-0021-0003.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judgment in a Civil Case 04/25/2007 (M.D. Fla.)
EE-FL-0021-0004.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges None on record
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers None on record
Defendant's Lawyers None on record
Other Lawyers None on record

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