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Case Name EEOC v. Paramount Staffing EE-TN-0089
Docket / Court 2:06-cv-02624-JPM-dkv ( W.D. Tenn. )
State/Territory Tennessee
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Memphis Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Paramount Staffing, Inc. in September 2006 in the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee (Memphis). The complaint alleged discrimination and retaliation based on race (African American) and national origin ( ... read more >
The Memphis Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Paramount Staffing, Inc. in September 2006 in the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee (Memphis). The complaint alleged discrimination and retaliation based on race (African American) and national origin (American). The case was assigned to Judge John Phipps McCalla and Magistrate Diane K. Vescovo, and was later transferred to Magistrate Judge Gerald B. Cohn.

The defendant moved for Summary Judgement in July 2008. In March 2009, Magistrate Judge Cohn denied the Summary Judgment motion and set a date for jury trial. 601 F.Supp.2d 986, 2009 WL 593729. The parties then proceeded to prepare for trial through 2009 and litigated discovery.

On August 9, 2010, the parties reached a settlement. The parties entered into a consent decree 10 days later on August 19, 2010. The consent decree was not an admission of liability by the defendant; but the defendant was enjoined from discriminatory hiring practices on the basis of race. The decree also contained provisions for the defendant to hire an expert to develop and implement a fair hiring policy and awareness training, submit three reports to the EEOC, and award $585,000 in damages to the plaintiff and all eligible class members. The consent decree was in effect for two years from the date of entry. The case was dismissed with prejudice.

Daisy Manning - 06/05/2008
Chelsea Rinnig - 03/24/2018


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Follow recruitment, hiring, or promotion protocols
Reporting
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Hiring
Discrimination-basis
National origin discrimination
Race discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
No EEOC Final Resolution Type
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Paramount Staffing, 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
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
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 2010 - 2012
Filing Year 2006
Case Closing Year 2010
Case Ongoing No
Docket(s)
2:06-cv-02624-JPM-dkv (W.D. Tenn.)
EE-TN-0089-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/19/2010
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint [ECF# 1-1]
EE-TN-0089-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/22/2006
Order Denying Defendant's Motion to Compel [ECF# 29] (W.D. Tenn.)
EE-TN-0089-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/25/2008
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Granting Defendant's Motion for Protective Order [ECF# 30] (W.D. Tenn.)
EE-TN-0089-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/14/2008
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Granting Joint Motion for Protective Order [ECF# 34] (W.D. Tenn.)
EE-TN-0089-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/03/2008
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Denying Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment Based Upon EEOC's Failure to Conciliate in Good Faith [ECF# 50] (W.D. Tenn.)
EE-TN-0089-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/09/2009
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree [ECF# 117] (W.D. Tenn.)
EE-TN-0089-0006.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/19/2010
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Claxton, Charmiane G. (W.D. Tenn.) [Magistrate]
EE-TN-0089-9000
Cohn, Gerald B. (S.D. Ill.) [Magistrate]
EE-TN-0089-0002 | EE-TN-0089-0003
McCalla, Jon Phipps (W.D. Tenn.)
EE-TN-0089-0004 | EE-TN-0089-0005 | EE-TN-0089-0006 | EE-TN-0089-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Beck, Terry (Tennessee)
EE-TN-0089-9000
Cooper, Ronald S. (Tennessee)
EE-TN-0089-9000
Dills, Steven W. (Tennessee)
EE-TN-0089-0004 | EE-TN-0089-9000
Johnson, Johnnie L. III (Tennessee)
EE-TN-0089-9000
Lee, James (Tennessee)
EE-TN-0089-0006 | EE-TN-0089-9000
Ramsey, Sally (Tennessee)
EE-TN-0089-0006 | EE-TN-0089-9000
Reams, Gwendolyn Young (Tennessee)
EE-TN-0089-0006 | EE-TN-0089-9000
Smith, Deidre (Tennessee)
EE-TN-0089-0004 | EE-TN-0089-0006 | EE-TN-0089-9000
Williams, Faye A. (Tennessee)
EE-TN-0089-0006 | EE-TN-0089-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Adams, Sylvia R. (Tennessee)
EE-TN-0089-9000
Canale, Brenda Nelson (Tennessee)
EE-TN-0089-9000
Hymowitz, Steven (Tennessee)
EE-TN-0089-9000
Loveland, George W. II (Tennessee)
EE-TN-0089-0004 | EE-TN-0089-9000
Nelson, Brenda R. (Tennessee)
EE-TN-0089-0004 | EE-TN-0089-0006
Prather, Paul E. (Tennessee)
EE-TN-0089-0004 | EE-TN-0089-0006 | EE-TN-0089-9000

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