By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. and Alex W. Karasik

Seyfarth Synopsis:  Following a jury trial in a federal court in Mississippi in an EEOC-initiated lawsuit alleging that Black adult club dancers were subjected to race discrimination, where their employer was found liable of wrongdoing, the Court granted the EEOC’s motion for injunctive relief, ordering the employer to comply with all

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gavel on white backgroundBy Christopher M. Cascino and Gerald L. Maatman, Jr.

In EEOC v. New Indianapolis Hotels, LLC, No. 10-CV-1234 (S. D. Ind. Nov. 9, 2015), Judge William T. Lawrence of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana granted the EEOC attorneys’ fees for the time it spent trying to enforce a consent decree against an employer.  This ruling
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thBy Gerald L. Maatman Jr. and Howard M. Wexler

In EEOC v. Consol Energy, Inc. et. al., Case No. 1:13-CV-215 (S.D. W. Va. Aug. 21, 2015), a jury found in favor of the EEOC in its claim brought under Title VII that the employer denied an employee a religious accommodation involving an exemption from using a biometric hand scanner. Prior
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By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. and Laura Maechtlen

In a ruling on December 19, 2014, in EEOC v. Global Horizons, Inc., Case No. 11-CV-257 (D. Haw. Dec. 19, 2014), Judge Leslie Kobayashi of the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii entered a default judgment of $8.7 million in the EEOC’s favor against two essentially defunct businesses. While
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By Dan Klein, Gerald L. Maatman, Jr., and Chris Palamountain

In previous blog postings, we have noted the EEOC’s tactic of seeking to bifurcate Title VII cases in such a way that any punitive damages will be determined after a finding on pattern or practice liability but before any award of individual compensatory damages and litigation of the employer’s
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By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr.

I was privileged to present today on cutting-edge class action litigation issues at the American Conference Institute program on Employment Discrimination Litigation. Representatives of the EEOC and the plaintiffs’ class action bar were also in attendance.

In brief, I commented and analyzed a new plaintiffs’ “paradigm” we are seeing from the plaintiffs’ bar.

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money.bmpBy Christopher DeGroff, Reema Kapur, and Gerald L. Maatman, Jr.

We previously reported that the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) secured a verdict of $240 million in its lawsuit against Hill Country Farms last week. Read our previous blog post here.

The EEOC trumpeted the verdict in a post-trial press release, but did not

Continue Reading “Historic” Verdict In EEOC v. Hill Country Farms Reduced To $1.6 Million But Litigation Continues As EEOC Seeks Injunctive Relief Against Defunct Company

us-district-court-for-the-southern-district-of-new-york-logo-sdny.jpgBy Anthony Califano and Lynn Kappelman

On December 4, 2012, Judge Kimba Wood of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York partially decertified a class in a disparate impact race discrimination case entitled Gulino v. Bd. of Educ. of City School Dist. of City of New York, No. 96-CV-8414, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 172687 (S.D.N.Y.

Continue Reading New York Federal Court Takes Lessons From Wal-Mart And Partially Decertifies Class And Bifurcates Liability And Damages Phases

220px-US-CourtOfAppeals-2ndCircuit-Seal.pngBy Rebecca Bjork and Gerald L. Maatman, Jr.

On October 19, 2012, the Second Circuit declined to put its stamp of approval on the EEOC’s attempt to impose lengthy and severe reporting and remedial requirements on a grocery store owner where one nefarious employee — who happened to serve in the dual role of store manager and owner’s fiancée —

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BlueSeal4.gifBy Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. and Laura Maechtlen

The U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada recently issued an opinion in EEOC v. Prospect Airport Services, Inc., U.S. Dist. LEXIS 103256 (D. Nev. July 25, 2012), which granted the EEOC sweeping injunctive relief and ordered the Defendant to implement steps to deter future violations of sexual harassment. The EEOC immediately

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