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Docket / Court 1:05-cv-02504-TWT-RGV ( N.D. Ga. )
State/Territory Georgia
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
On September 27, 2005, the Atlanta and Birmingham offices of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit under Title VII against Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates, LLC in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. The EEOC alleged that the defendants had ... read more >
On September 27, 2005, the Atlanta and Birmingham offices of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit under Title VII against Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates, LLC in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. The EEOC alleged that the defendants had violated the complainant's rights by discharging her for refusing to discriminate on the basis of race in her management decisions.

On November 23, 2005, the complainant intervened as a party plaintiff in the litigation. On August 15, 2006, the defendants filed two motions for summary judgment. The first motion was withdrawn sixteen days later, and the second summary judgment motion was denied by the court on February 16, 2007.

On June 26, 2007, the parties went to mediation and reached a settlement. They filed a consent decree with the court on August 9, 2007, and the court dismissed the case. Under the consent decree, the defendants agreed to pay the complainant $145,000 in unspecified damages. The decree enjoined the defendants from violating Title VII, and it required them to post notice of the anti-discrimination laws in a conspicuous place in the workplace. Within 60 days of the entry of the consent decree, the defendant was to train all of its management staff on the requirements of Title VII with respect to equal opportunity and anti-discrimination in employment. Every six months, the defendants were to submit a report to the EEOC Regional Attorney detailing any complaints of adverse employment actions and describing the defendant's response to those complaints. The decree was to remain in effect for 2 years, and if the defendants were found to be in violation of the agreement, the length of the decree would be extended, and the parties would re-enter mediation. The docket sheet does not show any further enforcement; the case was presumably closed in 2009.

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Issues and Causes of Action
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Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Retaliation Prohibition
Utilize objective hiring/promotion criteria
Utilize objective job description
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
Race discrimination
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates, LLC
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
Filed Pro Se 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 2007 - 2009
Filed 09/27/2005
Case Closing Year 2009
Case Ongoing No
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1:05-cv-02504-TWT-RGV (N.D. Ga.)
EE-GA-0003-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/21/2007
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
EE-GA-0003-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/27/2005
Intervenor Complaint
EE-GA-0003-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/16/2006
Magistrate Judge's Non-Final Report and Recommendation [Regarding Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment]
EE-GA-0003-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/29/2006
Opinion and Order [re: Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment] (N.D. Ga.)
EE-GA-0003-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/16/2007
Consent Decree
EE-GA-0003-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/21/2007
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Judges Batten, Timothy C. Sr. (N.D. Ga.) show/hide docs
Baverman, Alan J. (N.D. Ga.) [Magistrate] show/hide docs
Thrash, Thomas W. Jr. (N.D. Ga.) show/hide docs
EE-GA-0003-0004 | EE-GA-0003-0005
Vineyard, Russell G. (N.D. Ga.) [Magistrate] show/hide docs
Plaintiff's Lawyers Burnett, Katharine Madison (Georgia) show/hide docs
Butler, Marla R. (New York) show/hide docs
Dawkins, Robert (Georgia) show/hide docs
Grossman, Daniel J. (Georgia) show/hide docs
Kung, Lisa L. (Georgia) show/hide docs
Lee, Graham Spencer (Georgia) show/hide docs
Littrell, Elizabeth Lynn (Georgia) show/hide docs
Nevins, Gregory R. (Georgia) show/hide docs
Royal, S. Robert (Georgia) show/hide docs
Warring, Jane (Georgia) show/hide docs
Weber, Gerald R. (Georgia) show/hide docs
Defendant's Lawyers Baines, Tamara Nikki (Georgia) show/hide docs
Godfrey, Robert N. (Georgia) show/hide docs
Power, Stephen A. (Georgia) show/hide docs
Root, David F. (Georgia) show/hide docs
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