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Case Name EEOC v. AMPACE FREIGHTLINES INC (D/B/A MERCHANTS DUTCH) EE-LA-0004
Docket / Court CV99-0790 M ( W.D. La. )
State/Territory Louisiana
Case Type(s) Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The New Orleans (along with the Houston) office of the EEOC brought this ADA suit against Ampace Freightlines, Inc. d/b/a Merchants Dutch Express, in May 1999, in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana. The complaint alleged that the defendant discharged the charging party ... read more >
The New Orleans (along with the Houston) office of the EEOC brought this ADA suit against Ampace Freightlines, Inc. d/b/a Merchants Dutch Express, in May 1999, in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana. The complaint alleged that the defendant discharged the charging party because he was regarded as having a disability. More specifically, the defendant allegedly discharged the defendant from his job as a truck driver because he had "lazy eye." The parties settled and the court entered judgment dismissing the matter in June 2000. No information from the settlement was made available.

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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discrimination-basis
Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. ยงยง 12111 et seq.
Defendant(s) Ampace Freightlines Inc
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 Unknown
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Voluntary Dismissal
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 2000
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)
3:99-cv-00790-RGJ-KLH (W.D. La.) 06/12/2000
EE-LA-0004-9000.pdf | Detail
General Documents
Complaint 05/03/1999
EE-LA-0004-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judgment 06/12/2000 (W.D. La.)
EE-LA-0004-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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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