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Case Name EEOC v. ROCK-TENN CO. EE-TN-0099
Docket / Court 1:98-CV-252 ( E.D. Tenn )
State/Territory Tennessee
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Memphis (along with the Nashville and Little Rock) office of the EEOC brought this suit against Rock-Tenn Company in July 1998, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee. Both charging parties brought suit against the defendant in August 1998 and March 1999 in the U.S. ... read more >
The Memphis (along with the Nashville and Little Rock) office of the EEOC brought this suit against Rock-Tenn Company in July 1998, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee. Both charging parties brought suit against the defendant in August 1998 and March 1999 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee but intervened and consolidated their suits (1:98-cv-00264 and 1:99-cv-00092) with the EEOC's suit in September 1998 and March 1999. The defendants filed motions for summary judgment that were granted in part in September 1999. The parties came to a settlement during mediation in April 2000, and the court entered a consent decree in June 2000. Information on the nature of the suit and the consent decree is unavailable; only the docket is available.

Jason Chester - 06/01/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Discrimination-area
Promotion
Training
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e
42 U.S.C. § 1981
Defendant(s) Rock-Tenn Company
Plaintiff Description Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations EEOC
Class action status sought Unknown
Class action status granted Unknown
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Unknown
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 2000
Case Ongoing No
Case Listing EE-TN-0143 : Clack v. Rock-Tenn Company (E.D. Tenn)
EE-TN-0144 : Darby v. Rock-Tenn Company (E.D. Tenn)
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)
1:98-cv-00252 (E.D. Tenn) 06/13/2000
EE-TN-0099-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
No documents currently in the collection
Judges None on record
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers None on record
Defendant's Lawyers None on record
Other Lawyers None on record

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