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Case Name EEOC v. Coast Energy Management, Inc. EE-AZ-0036
Docket / Court CIV 01 1352 PHX SRB ( D. Ariz. )
State/Territory Arizona
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In July 2001, the Phoenix Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against Coast Energy Management, Inc., and DGB Technologies, Inc. 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 for sex discrimination and ... read more >
In July 2001, the Phoenix Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against Coast Energy Management, Inc., and DGB Technologies, Inc. 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 for sex discrimination and retaliation. It was alleged that a class of female employees were subjected to both physical and verbal sexual harassment that altered the terms and conditions of their employment and created a hostile work environment. Additionally, one named complainant was allegedly terminated in retaliation for her complaining about her unlawful sexual harassment. Following several settlement conferences and a bench trial, the judge accepted a consent decree between the EEOC and Coast Energy Management, Inc. in September 2004. Defendant was required to pay $225,000. Movant/Guarantor for defendant-successor DGB Technologies, Inc. filed for bankruptcy November 2004. In February 2005 there was an order deciding that DGB Technologies had successor liability under the consent decree establishing liability of Coast Energy Management. Following the judgment, defendant DGB Technologies, Inc. filed and appeal to the Ninth Circuit in March 2005, Docket Number 05-1557, which was dismissed through a stipulated dismissal in May 2005.

Jennifer Solomon - 11/11/2007


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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
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Coast Energy Management, Inc.
DGB Technologies, 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 Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Damages
Source of Relief Litigation
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 2005
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)
2:01-cv-01352-SRB (D. Ariz.) 03/27/2006
EE-AZ-0036-9000.pdf | Detail
General Documents
Complaint and Jury Trial Demand 07/20/2001
EE-AZ-0036-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: District Court
Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Order 02/23/2005 (D. Ariz.)
EE-AZ-0036-0003.pdf | Detail
Document Source: District Court
Judges Duncan, David K. (D. Ariz.) [Magistrate]
EE-AZ-0036-9000
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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