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Case Name EEOC v. Satchel's BBQ & Steaks, Inc. EE-TX-0319
Docket / Court 4:05-cv-02979 ( S.D. Tex. )
State/Territory Texas
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
On August 23, 2005, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"), on behalf of a black employee, filed a lawsuit in the Southern District Court of Texas, under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended by Title I of the Civil Rights Act of 1991, against Satchel's BBQ & Steaks, ... read more >
On August 23, 2005, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"), on behalf of a black employee, filed a lawsuit in the Southern District Court of Texas, under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended by Title I of the Civil Rights Act of 1991, against Satchel's BBQ & Steaks, Inc. The EEOC sought injunctive relief, compensatory damages, punitive damages, attorneys' fees, and other forms of affirmative relief claiming that the defendant subjected the complainant to a racially hostile work environment because of his race, Black.

On September 20, 2005, the District Court (Judge Kenneth M. Hoyt) entered a consent decree where the defendant, among other things, agreed to pay the complainant $12,000.

Perry Miska - 05/09/2014


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
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) SATCHEL'S BBQ & STEAKS, INC.
Plaintiff Description Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of a black employee who alleges that he was subjected to a racially hostile work environment.
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 2005 - 2008
Filing Year 2005
Case Closing Year 2005
Case Ongoing No
Docket(s)
4:05-cv-02979 (S.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0319-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/20/2005
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint [ECF# 1]
EE-TX-0319-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/23/2005
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree [ECF# 5]
EE-TX-0319-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/20/2005
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Hoyt, Kenneth M. (S.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0319-0002 | EE-TX-0319-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Harwin, Robert B. (District of Columbia)
EE-TX-0319-0001 | EE-TX-0319-0002
Randall, Jennifer Ann (Texas)
EE-TX-0319-0001 | EE-TX-0319-0002 | EE-TX-0319-9000
Taylor, Judith G. (Texas)
EE-TX-0319-0001 | EE-TX-0319-0002
Defendant's Lawyers Springer, Julie A. (Texas)
EE-TX-0319-0002 | EE-TX-0319-9000

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