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Case Name Briggs v. Aldi, Inc. EE-KS-0028
Docket / Court 2:02-cv-02157 ( D. Kan. )
State/Territory Kansas
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection Private Employment Class Actions
Case Summary
On April 10, 2002, an individual employee filed a lawsuit under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq., and 42 U.S.C. § 1981, against her employer, Aldi Inc., in the United States District Court for the District of Kansas. The plaintiff, represented by private ... read more >
On April 10, 2002, an individual employee filed a lawsuit under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq., and 42 U.S.C. § 1981, against her employer, Aldi Inc., in the United States District Court for the District of Kansas. The plaintiff, represented by private counsel, alleged racial discrimination and the intentional infliction of emotional distress under state law and asked the court for $75,000. The plaintiff sought to amend her complaint so that she could act on behalf of a class of similarly situated individuals.

On August 25, 2002, the court (Judge John W. Lungstrum) granted the defendant's motion to dismiss the claim for the intentional infliction of emotional distress. The court also denied the plaintiff's motion to amend the complaint regarding Title VII class claims but granted the plaintiff's motion in part regarding her remaining claims under 42 U.S.C. § 1981. Briggs v. Aldi, Inc., 218 F. Supp. 2d 1260 (D. Kan. 2002).

The case was voluntarily dismissed in December 2002, and each party was ordered to bear their own costs and expenses.

Emily Kuznick - 04/03/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Male
Discrimination-area
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
General
Disparate Treatment
Race
Race, unspecified
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e
42 U.S.C. § 1981
Defendant(s) Aldi Inc. (Kansas)
Plaintiff Description An employee of Aldi, Inc.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations None on record
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Mixed
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief None
Source of Relief Litigation
Form of Settlement Voluntary Dismissal
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 2002
Case Ongoing No
Additional Resources
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Case Studies Megacases, Diversity, and the Elusive Goal of Workplace Reform
Written: Mar. 01, 2008
By: Nancy Levit (University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law)
Citation: 49 B.C. L. Rev. 367 (2008)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  Second Generation Employment Discrimination: A Structural Approach
By: Susan Sturm (Columbia Law School)
Citation: 101 Colum. L. Rev. 458 (2001)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

Docket(s)
2:02-cv-02157-JWL-DJW (D. Kan.) 12/03/2002
EE-KS-0028-9000.pdf | Detail
General Documents
Opinion 08/25/2002 (218 F.Supp.2d 1260) (D. Kan.)
EE-KS-0028-0001.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
Judges Lungstrum, John Watson (D. Kan.)
EE-KS-0028-0001 | EE-KS-0028-9000
Waxse, David J. Court not on record
EE-KS-0028-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Long, Scott C. (Kansas)
EE-KS-0028-0001 | EE-KS-0028-9000
Shunk, Michael W. (Kansas)
EE-KS-0028-0001 | EE-KS-0028-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Alamuddin, Sari M. (Illinois)
EE-KS-0028-0001 | EE-KS-0028-9000
Burghardt, Alyssa C. (Illinois)
EE-KS-0028-0001 | EE-KS-0028-9000
Yates, John J. (Missouri)
EE-KS-0028-0001 | EE-KS-0028-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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