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Case Name EEOC v. BANKRUPTCY AUTHORITIES INC EE-MD-0110
Docket / Court 1:04-cv-03113-JFM ( D. Md. )
State/Territory Maryland
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
On September 29, 2004, the Baltimore office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) against Bankruptcy Authorities, Inc. and SNS Administrative Services LLC in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. The ... read more >
On September 29, 2004, the Baltimore office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) against Bankruptcy Authorities, Inc. and SNS Administrative Services LLC in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. The EEOC alleged that the defendants had violated the complainant's rights by firing him on the basis of his age.

On December 10, 2004, the defendants filed a motion to dismiss, or in the alternative for summary judgment. On January 6, 2005, the district court denied those motions. On March 4, 2005, the parties reached a settlement agreement, which the court approved three days later. Under the terms of the agreement, the defendants were enjoined from discriminating against any employees on the basis of age. The defendant agreed to pay the complainant $15,000 in back pay. The defendants agreed to provide the complainant with a neutral work reference and to provide EEO training for all management and human resources employees within 60 days of the settlement agreement's being entered by the court. The defendants were required post notice of the EEO laws in their places of business and to forward a copy of the notice to the EEOC offices for their inspection and approval.

Justin Kanter - 04/11/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discrimination-basis
Age discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), 29 U.S.C. ยงยง 621 et seq.
Defendant(s) Bankruptcy Authorities, Inc.
SNS Administrative Services LLC
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 Damages
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Voluntary Dismissal
Order Duration 2005 - 2006
Case Closing Year 2005
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)
1:04-cv-03113-JFM (D. Md.) 03/07/2005
EE-MD-0110-9000 PDF | Detail
General Documents
Complaint 09/29/2004
EE-MD-0110-0001 PDF | Detail
Amended Complaint 12/06/2004
EE-MD-0110-0002 PDF | Detail
Memo To Counsel Re: EEOC v. SNS Administrative Services [Order Denying Motion to Dismiss or for Summary Judgment] 01/06/2005 (D. Md.)
EE-MD-0110-0003 PDF | Detail
Settlement Agreement 03/07/2005
EE-MD-0110-0004 PDF | Detail
Judges Gesner, Beth P. (D. Md.) [Magistrate]
EE-MD-0110-9000
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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