University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
new search
page permalink
Case Name EEOC v. JPI Partners LLC EE-AZ-0063
Docket / Court 2:02-cv-02643-DGC ( D. Ariz. )
State/Territory Arizona
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Phoenix office of the EEOC brought this suit against JPI Partners LLC and JPI Arizona Apartment Management LLC in December 2002 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona. The complaint alleged violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. More specifically, both the ... read more >
The Phoenix office of the EEOC brought this suit against JPI Partners LLC and JPI Arizona Apartment Management LLC in December 2002 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona. The complaint alleged violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. More specifically, both the EEOC complaint and later the intervenor complaint alleged the defendant disciplined and discharged the complainant based on her sex, female, and her being pregnant. The court allowed the complainant to intervene in the suit in April 2003 and then in September 2003 consolidated this case with the case brought by the intervenor and her husband 92:03-cv-00064-DGC). After a discovery dispute and the denial of defendants' motion for summary judgment, the parties entered a consent decree.

The decree included non-discrimination and non-retaliation clauses, required the defendant to post its anti-discrimination policy, and required the defendant to preserve all personnel records relevant to the determination of whether employment practices in violation of Title VII have been or are being committed. The defendant also agreed to provide annual EEO training to all employees and agreed to submit annual reports regarding compliance with the consent decree. The injunctive parts of the decree had a two year term. In the event of non-compliance, the decree called for court enforcement, notice and chance to remedy, and an indefinite extension of the decree. JPI also agreed to pay $135,000 to the complainant.

Kevin Wilemon - 08/05/2008


compress summary

- click to show/hide ALL -
Issues and Causes of Action
click to show/hide detail
Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Monitoring
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discipline
Discrimination-basis
Pregnancy discrimination
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) JPI Arizona Apartment Management, LLC
JPI Partners LLC
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 2005 - 2007
Case Closing Year 2005
Case Ongoing No
Case Listing EE-AZ-0132 : Valenzuela v. JPI Partners LLC (D. Ariz.)
EE-AZ-0064 : EEOC v. K-MART CORPORATION (D. Ariz.)
Additional Resources
click to show/hide detail
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)
2:02-cv-02643-DGC (D. Ariz.) 01/27/2005
EE-AZ-0063-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
2:03-cv-00064-DGC (D. Ariz.) 01/27/2005
EE-AZ-0063-9001.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 12/31/2002
EE-AZ-0063-0001.pdf | Detail
Intervenor's Complaint 01/29/2003
EE-AZ-0063-0002.pdf | Detail
EEOC Litigation Settlement Report (January 2005) 01/11/2005
EE-AZ-0063-0004.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree 01/11/2005 (2005 WL 2276726) (D. Ariz.)
EE-AZ-0063-0006.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Judges Campbell, David G. (D. Ariz.)
EE-AZ-0063-9000
Duncan, David K. (D. Ariz.) [Magistrate]
EE-AZ-0063-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Kruse, Katherine (Arizona)
EE-AZ-0063-9000
O'Neill, Mary Jo (Arizona)
EE-AZ-0063-9000
Smith, C. Emanuel (Alabama)
EE-AZ-0063-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Badoux, Laurent Richard George (Arizona)
EE-AZ-0063-9001
Ogden, J. Mark (Arizona)
EE-AZ-0063-9000 | EE-AZ-0063-9001
Prynkiewicz, Peter (Arizona)
EE-AZ-0063-9000
Other Lawyers Holm, William D. (Arizona)
EE-AZ-0063-9000 | EE-AZ-0063-9001

- click to show/hide ALL -

new search
page permalink

- top of page -