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Case Name EEOC v. COLUMBIA ALASKA REGIONAL HOSPITAL EE-AK-0002
Docket / Court A00-023CV ( D. Alaska )
State/Territory Alaska
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In January 2000, the EEOC brought this suit against Columbia Alaska Regional Hospital in the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska. We do not have a copy of the complaint; therefore, the exact allegations involved are unknown. However, it appears from a Court memorandum that the ... read more >
In January 2000, the EEOC brought this suit against Columbia Alaska Regional Hospital in the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska. We do not have a copy of the complaint; therefore, the exact allegations involved are unknown. However, it appears from a Court memorandum that the complaint alleged that the defendant discriminated against the charging party, a Black employee, on the basis of race in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by subjecting him to a mandatory appraisal period after he was transferred. The charging party intervened in the suit in May 2000. The defendant filed a partial motion to dismiss one of the claims against it in September 2000 which was granted a few months later in November. After some discovery, the EEOC and the defendant settled through a consent decree in August 2001. The defendant then filed a motion for summary judgment against the charging party in September which was denied a month later. After some scheduling orders, the charging party and the defendant participated in a trial by jury in August 2002 which resulted in a directed verdict for the defendant. The charging party filed a notice of appeal in September 2002; however, the Court of Appeals affirmed the District Court's judgment in May 2005.

Elizabeth Glassman - 08/07/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Discrimination-area
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Columbia Alaska Regional Hospital
Columbia Alaska Regional Hospital
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 Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 2001
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)
A00-0023-CV (HRH) (D. Alaska) 05/12/2005
EE-AK-0002-9000.pdf | Detail
02-35884 (U.S. Court of Appeals) 10/17/2005
EE-AK-0002-9001.pdf | Detail
General Documents
Memorandum [Appeals Court] 03/18/2005 (126 Fed.Appx. 382)
EE-AK-0002-0001.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Westlaw
Judges Hall, Cynthia Holcomb (C.D. Cal., Ninth Circuit)
EE-AK-0002-0001
Kleinfeld, Andrew Jay (Ninth Circuit, D. Alaska) [Magistrate]
EE-AK-0002-0001
Wardlaw, Kim McLane (C.D. Cal., Ninth Circuit)
EE-AK-0002-0001
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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