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Case Name EEOC v. Rio Bravo International, Inc. EE-FL-0100
Docket / Court 8:99-cv-01371-EAK-MAP ( M.D. Fla. )
State/Territory Florida
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In June 1999, the Tampa Area Office and Miami District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against Rio Bravo International, Inc., Innovative Restaurant Concepts, Inc., and Applebee's International (doing business as Rio Bravo Cantina) in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida ... read more >
In June 1999, the Tampa Area Office and Miami District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against Rio Bravo International, Inc., Innovative Restaurant Concepts, Inc., and Applebee's International (doing business as Rio Bravo Cantina) in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida alleging discrimination on the basis of sex, female, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendants maintained a hostile work environment, and retaliated against one complaining party by requiring them by subjecting them to adverse employment conditions and later forcible resignation. Mr. Robert Evans and Chevys, Inc. were later impled as third party defendants.

Following discovery and a jury trial, the jury found in favor of the EEOC and awarded the complainants $1,550,000. However, the amount was reduced to comply with the $300,000 statutory caps. Therefore, the actual amount of damages awarded is unknown.

David Friedman - 04/02/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action State Anti-Discrimination Law
Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Applebee's International
Chevys, Inc.
Innovative Restaurant Concepts, Inc.
Rio Bravo International, Inc.
Robert Evans (individual)
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
Source of Relief Litigation
Filed 06/11/1999
Case Closing Year 2005
Case Ongoing No
Court Docket(s)
M.D. Fla.
08/29/2006
8:99-cv-01371-EAK-MAP
EE-FL-0100-9000.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
M.D. Fla.
06/11/1999
Complaint [ECF# 1]
EE-FL-0100-0001.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
M.D. Fla.
07/21/2000
Order [re: Motion to Compel] [ECF# 46]
EE-FL-0100-0002.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
M.D. Fla.
10/31/2000
Order [re: Motion to Compel] [ECF# 97]
EE-FL-0100-0003.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
M.D. Fla.
12/13/2000
Order [re: Motion to Compel] [ECF# 170]
EE-FL-0100-0004.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
M.D. Fla.
12/13/2000
Order [re: Motion to Compel] [ECF# 171]
EE-FL-0100-0005.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
M.D. Fla.
12/13/2000
Order [ECF# 172]
EE-FL-0100-0006.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
M.D. Fla.
02/21/2001
Order [ECF# 215]
EE-FL-0100-0007.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
M.D. Fla.
04/06/2001
Order [ECF# 217]
EE-FL-0100-0008.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
M.D. Fla.
07/11/2001
Order [ECF# 224]
EE-FL-0100-0009.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
M.D. Fla.
03/18/2002
Third Party Complaint Against Robert Evans [ECF# 246]
EE-FL-0100-0010.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
M.D. Fla.
03/18/2002
[Amended] Complaint [ECF# 247]
EE-FL-0100-0011.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
M.D. Fla.
03/21/2002
Order [re: Motion for Partial Summary Judgment] [ECF# 249]
EE-FL-0100-0012.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
M.D. Fla.
04/09/2002
Third Party Complaint Against Robert Evans [ECF# 258]
EE-FL-0100-0014.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
M.D. Fla.
04/16/2002
Amended Complaint [ECF# 260]
EE-FL-0100-0015.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
M.D. Fla.
09/09/2002
Order [re: Motion for Summary Judgment] [ECF# 285]
EE-FL-0100-0016.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
M.D. Fla.
09/23/2002
Second Amended Complaint [ECF# 289]
EE-FL-0100-0017.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
M.D. Fla.
01/09/2003
Order [ECF# 314]
EE-FL-0100-0018.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
M.D. Fla.
03/19/2003
Order [re: Motion for Judgment] [ECF# 322]
EE-FL-0100-0019.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
M.D. Fla.
04/15/2003
Order [ECF# 340]
EE-FL-0100-0020.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
M.D. Fla.
05/07/2003
Order [re: Motion for Summary Judgment] [ECF# 349]
EE-FL-0100-0021.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
M.D. Fla.
05/12/2003
Order [re: Motion for Summary Judgment] [ECF# 352]
EE-FL-0100-0022.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
M.D. Fla.
05/14/2003
Order [re: Motion for Summary Judgment] [ECF# 354]
EE-FL-0100-0023.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
M.D. Fla.
06/18/2003
Order [re: Motion for Judgment as a matter of law] [ECF# 419]
EE-FL-0100-0024.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
M.D. Fla.
06/18/2003
Order [re: Motion for Judgment as a matter of law] [ECF# 420]
EE-FL-0100-0025.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
M.D. Fla.
06/20/2003
Verdict Form [ECF# 432]
EE-FL-0100-0027.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
not recorded
06/23/2003
EEOC Press Release: "EEOC Wins $1.55 Million Dollar Jury Verdict in Sexual Harassment Suit Against Florida Restaurant"
EE-FL-0100-0029.pdf | Detail
not recorded
01/05/2005
EEOC's FY 2003 Office of General Counsel Annual Report [Excerpt]
EE-FL-0100-0030.pdf | Detail
M.D. Fla.
03/02/2005
Order [re: Post-Trial Motion for Judgment as a matter of law] [ECF# 481]
EE-FL-0100-0026.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
M.D. Fla.
03/23/2005
Stipulation of Dismissal with Prejudice of all Claims Against Chevy's, Inc. [ECF# 488]
EE-FL-0100-0028.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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EE-FL-0100-0002 | EE-FL-0100-0003 | EE-FL-0100-0004 | EE-FL-0100-0005 | EE-FL-0100-0006 | EE-FL-0100-0007 | EE-FL-0100-0008 | EE-FL-0100-0009 | EE-FL-0100-0018 | EE-FL-0100-0020

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