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Case Name EEOC v. RENAISSANCE III EE-TX-0299
Docket / Court 3-05CV-1063B ( N.D. Tex. )
State/Territory Texas
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In May 2005, the Dallas District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against Renaissance III Organization in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas alleging discrimination on the basis of race, African-American, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. ... read more >
In May 2005, the Dallas District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against Renaissance III Organization in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas alleging discrimination on the basis of race, African-American, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant allow a racially hostile work environment to be maintained. Following discovery, referral to mediation, and submission of a summary judgment motion by the EEOC, the parties settled the lawsuit through a consent decree in July 2006.

The three-year-decree required the defendant to pay the complaining parties $200,000, and if the defendant restarted the business, the defendant would: make compliance reports to the EEOC, not provide a specified individual with a leadership role in the new company, post and distribute notice of employee rights and provide EEO training.

David Friedman - 04/02/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Discrimination-area
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Renaissance III Organization
Renaissance III Organization
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 2006 - 2009
Case Closing Year 2006
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)
3:05-cv-01063 (N.D. Tex.) 07/17/2006
EE-TX-0299-9001 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 05/24/2005
EE-TX-0299-0001 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Amended Complaint 12/16/2005
EE-TX-0299-0003 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum Order 03/30/2006 (2006 WL 832504) (N.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0299-0006 PDF | WESTLAW | Detail
Consent Decree 07/17/2006
EE-TX-0299-0005 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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