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Case Name EEOC v. MULTICARE FAMILY CLINIC & TEXAS HEALTHCARE NETWORK EE-TX-0237
Docket / Court 3-97-CV2322-D ( N.D. Tex. )
State/Territory Texas
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 1997, the Dallas District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas against Multicare Family Clinic, Texas Healthcare Network and Columbia HCA who were doing business as Multicare Family Clinic, and Fenyves & Nerenberg, ... read more >
In September 1997, the Dallas District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas against Multicare Family Clinic, Texas Healthcare Network and Columbia HCA who were doing business as Multicare Family Clinic, and Fenyves & Nerenberg, M.D.P.A. alleging discrimination on the basis of gender, female, and retaliation in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. We do not have a copy of the complaint; therefore, the exact allegations involved are unknown. However, it appears from the March 1999 Memorandum Opinion and Order that the defendant allegedly subjected the parties to a sexually hostile work environment and terminated them based upon their opposition to these actions. Following discovery, the court granted summary judgment against two of the four complaining parties and dismissed all defendants but Fenyves & Nerenberg, M.D.P.A. in March 1999.

Following a jury trial regarding the claims of the remaining two complainant, the jury found in favor of the defendant for one complainant, and in favor of the plaintiff for the other complainant. Defendant Fenyves & Nerenberg, M.D.P.A. was ordered to pay $50,000 to one defendant, pay 75% of the EEOC's court costs, and was enjoined from discriminating against employees and operating any business without adopting an effective policy against sexual harassment, effective procedures for complaining about sexual harassment, and posting conspicuous notice of the policy. The EEOC was required to pay the full court costs of the other defendants.

David Friedman - 05/19/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
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) Columbia HCA
Fenyves & Nerenberg, M.D.P.A.
Multicare Family Clinic
Texas Healthcare Network
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 Litigation
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 1999
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)
3:97-cv-02322 (N.D. Tex.) 04/29/2002
EE-TX-0237-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Stipulated Protective Order 05/18/1998 (N.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0237-0002 PDF | Detail
Agreed Order 06/02/1998 (N.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0237-0001 PDF | Detail
Memorandum Opinion and Order [re: summary judgment] 07/06/1998 (N.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0237-0003 PDF | Detail
Order 12/16/1998 (N.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0237-0004 PDF | Detail
Memorandum Opinion and Order 03/09/1999 (1999 WL 134279) (N.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0237-0007 PDF | WESTLAW | Detail
Judgment 12/10/1999 (N.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0237-0005 PDF | Detail
Amended Judgment 02/04/2000 (N.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0237-0006 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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