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Case Name EEOC v. Midnight Gambler Casino Cruises EE-FL-0084
Docket / Court 2:00-cv-14289-NCR ( S.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
The Miami District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Midnight Gambler Casino Cruises in September of 2000, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. The suit alleged violation of Title VII by discrimination against a black employee. The case involved a motion for ... read more >
The Miami District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Midnight Gambler Casino Cruises in September of 2000, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. The suit alleged violation of Title VII by discrimination against a black employee. The case involved a motion for a protective order and then little action to follow. There was a motion for summary judgment by both sides; however neither was resolved until the consent decree mentioned in paragraph 25 that all motions not resolved are denied as moot. The court ordered mediation and then ultimately the case was settled. There was a four month gap between the order dismissing the cause upon settlement and the actual consent decree being filed. The consent decree was ultimately filed on August 26, 2002.

The consent decree contained both injunctive and monetary relief. The injunctive relief required the defendant to not discriminate or retaliate against anybody in violation of Title VII. In addition the injunction required the defendant to develop an anti-discrimination policy and to train their managers once a year for four years. There would be notice of the suit posted in the facility and each employee would be handed the anti-discrimination policy. The monetary relief totaled $25,000 and was to be paid in three payments with the first being $5,000 and the subsequent payments being $10,000.

Alex Bean - 07/24/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
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) Midnight Gambler Casino Cruises
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 2002 - 2006
Case Closing Year 2002
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)
2:00-cv-14289-NCR (S.D. Fla.) 08/26/2002
EE-FL-0084-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/28/2000
EE-FL-0084-0001 PDF | Detail
Order on Plaintiff's Motion to Compel Financial Worth Discovery 01/14/2002 (S.D. Fla.)
EE-FL-0084-0002 PDF | Detail
Final Order of Dismissal 04/11/2002 (S.D. Fla.)
EE-FL-0084-0003 PDF | Detail
Consent Decree 08/27/2002
EE-FL-0084-0004 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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