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Case Name EEOC v. MULTICARE FAMILY CLINIC & TEXAS HEALTHCARE NETWORK EE-TX-0237
Docket / Court 3-97-CV2322-D ( N.D. Tex. )
State/Territory Texas
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 1997, the Dallas District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas against Multicare Family Clinic, Texas Healthcare Network and Columbia HCA who were doing business as Multicare Family Clinic, and Fenyves & Nerenberg, ... read more >
In September 1997, the Dallas District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas against Multicare Family Clinic, Texas Healthcare Network and Columbia HCA who were doing business as Multicare Family Clinic, and Fenyves & Nerenberg, M.D.P.A. alleging discrimination on the basis of gender, female, and retaliation in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. We do not have a copy of the complaint; therefore, the exact allegations involved are unknown. However, it appears from the March 1999 Memorandum Opinion and Order that the defendant allegedly subjected the parties to a sexually hostile work environment and terminated them based upon their opposition to these actions. Following discovery, the court granted summary judgment against two of the four complaining parties and dismissed all defendants but Fenyves & Nerenberg, M.D.P.A. in March 1999.

Following a jury trial regarding the claims of the remaining two complainant, the jury found in favor of the defendant for one complainant, and in favor of the plaintiff for the other complainant. Defendant Fenyves & Nerenberg, M.D.P.A. was ordered to pay $50,000 to one defendant, pay 75% of the EEOC's court costs, and was enjoined from discriminating against employees and operating any business without adopting an effective policy against sexual harassment, effective procedures for complaining about sexual harassment, and posting conspicuous notice of the policy. The EEOC was required to pay the full court costs of the other defendants.

David Friedman - 05/19/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Columbia HCA
Fenyves & Nerenberg, M.D.P.A.
Multicare Family Clinic
Texas Healthcare Network
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
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Damages
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Litigation
Case Closing Year 1999
Case Ongoing No
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Docket(s)
3:97-cv-02322 (N.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0237-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/29/2002
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Stipulated Protective Order (N.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0237-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/18/1998
Agreed Order (N.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0237-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/02/1998
Memorandum Opinion and Order [re: summary judgment] (N.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0237-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/06/1998
Order (N.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0237-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/16/1998
Memorandum Opinion and Order (1999 WL 134279) (N.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0237-0007.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 03/09/1999
Judgment (N.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0237-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/10/1999
Amended Judgment (N.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0237-0006.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/04/2000

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