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Case Name EEOC v. Mortgage Information Services EE-FL-0085
Docket / Court 01-7543-Civ-Seitz ( S.D. Fla. )
State/Territory Florida
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 2001, the Miami District Office of the EEOC brought this lawsuit against Mortgage Information Services, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida alleging discrimination on the basis of sex in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. ... read more >
In September 2001, the Miami District Office of the EEOC brought this lawsuit against Mortgage Information Services, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida alleging discrimination on the basis of sex in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant subjected the charging party, a female employee, to a sexually hostile work environment and retaliated against the charging party following her complaint of sexual harassment. The charging party intervened in the lawsuit in December 2001.

Following discovery and a partial grant of summary judgment for the defendant on all claims brought by the EEOC on behalf of other female employees other than the complainant, the case went to jury trial in September 2003. The jury returned a verdict for the defendant, and the court entered judgment for the defendants in September 2003. Thereafter, the intervenor-plaintiff appealed the district court judgment and the Court of Appeals dismissed the appeal. Then both the defendant appealed the District Court's refusal to sanction the EEOC and intervening plaintiff and award attorney's fees and costs. Following the District Court's granting of sanctions, affirmed by the Eleventh Circuit, the EEOC and intervenor plaintiff paid $26,921.60 to the defendant.

Daisy Manning - 10/11/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Mortgage Information Services, Inc.
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 Defendant
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None
Source of Relief None
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 2003
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)
0:01-cv-07543-PAS (S.D. Fla.) 01/31/2005
EE-FL-0085-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 10/01/2001
EE-FL-0085-0001 PDF | Detail
Order [re: Motion to Compel] 09/13/2002 (S.D. Fla.)
EE-FL-0085-0002 PDF | Detail
Order [re: Motion for Protective Orders] 12/31/2002 (S.D. Fla.)
EE-FL-0085-0003 PDF | Detail
Protective Order Regarding the Exchange of Proprietary, Commercial, and Financial Documents 03/26/2003 (S.D. Fla.)
EE-FL-0085-0004 PDF | Detail
Order [re: Motion to Compel] 03/26/2003 (S.D. Fla.)
EE-FL-0085-0005 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Granting in Part and Denying in Part Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment 07/28/2003 (S.D. Fla.)
EE-FL-0085-0006 PDF | Detail
Judgment on Jury Verdict 09/26/2003 (S.D. Fla.)
EE-FL-0085-0007 PDF | Detail
[Order of Dismissal] 03/05/2004
EE-FL-0085-0008 PDF | Detail
Entry of Judgment Against Maritza Osorio and EEOC 01/14/2005 (S.D. Fla.)
EE-FL-0085-0009 PDF | Detail
Judgment [Appeals Mandate] 03/14/2005
EE-FL-0085-0010 PDF | Detail
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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