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Case Name EEOC v. Brown Group Footwear, Inc. d/b/a "Famous Footwear" EE-TX-0122
Docket / Court 4:06-cv-03074 ( S.D. Tex. )
State/Territory Texas
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
On September 29, 2006, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"), on behalf of a black applicant, filed a lawsuit in the Western District Court of Texas, under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, and Title I of the Civil Rights Act of 1991, as amended, against Brown ... read more >
On September 29, 2006, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"), on behalf of a black applicant, filed a lawsuit in the Western District Court of Texas, under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, and Title I of the Civil Rights Act of 1991, as amended, against Brown Group Retail, Inc. The EEOC sought instatement of the applicant, injunctive relief, compensatory damages, punitive damages, attorneys' fees, and other forms of affirmative relief claiming that the defendant refused to hire or even allow the applicant to obtain an application for the job because of her race, black.

On July 27, 2007, the District Court (Judge Vanessa D. Gilmore) entered a consent decree where the defendant, among other things, agreed to pay the complainant $8,500.

Perry Miska - 04/23/2014


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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
Retaliation Prohibition
Defendant-type
Retailer
Discrimination-area
Hiring
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) Brown Group Footwear, Inc.
Plaintiff Description Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of a black applicant who alleges she was not hired because of her race.
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 2007 - 2009
Case Closing Year 2007
Case Ongoing No
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Docket(s)
4:06-cv-03074 (S.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0122-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/30/2007
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Original Complaint [ECF# 1]
EE-TX-0122-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/29/2006
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum and Order Regarding Discovery Motions, Motions for Summary Judgment and Analogous Motions to Dismiss [ECF# 3] (S.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0122-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/10/2006
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree [ECF# 9]
EE-TX-0122-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/27/2007
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Gilmore, Vanessa D. (S.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0122-0002 | EE-TX-0122-0003 | EE-TX-0122-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Boutchee, Kathy D (Texas)
EE-TX-0122-0001 | EE-TX-0122-0003 | EE-TX-0122-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Collins, John L. (Texas)
EE-TX-0122-0003 | EE-TX-0122-9000
Murphy, Marjorie A. (Texas)
EE-TX-0122-9000

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