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Case Name EEOC v. WORLD SAVINGS & LOAN ASSOCIATION, INC. EE-MD-0127
Docket / Court AMD 98-3315 ( D. Md. )
State/Territory Maryland
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 1998, the EEOC district office in Baltimore, Maryland brought this suit against World Savings & Loan Association, Inc., a general lending association, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, alleging discrimination on the basis of race, religion, and national origin. ... read more >
In September 1998, the EEOC district office in Baltimore, Maryland brought this suit against World Savings & Loan Association, Inc., a general lending association, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, alleging discrimination on the basis of race, religion, and national origin. The defendant moved to stay the proceedings and to compel arbitration on the grounds that the charging parties had signed agreements requiring them to arbitrate all disputes arising out of their employment, including allegations of discrimination. The court declined to stay the case or to compel arbitration, but agreed with the basic premise of the defendant's argument, and simply dismissed the case sua sponte. EEOC v. World Sav. & Loan Ass'n, Inc., 32 F.Supp.2d 833 (D.Md. 1999).

However, the court stipulated that the EEOC was not barred from pursuing class-based equitable relief, and was dismissing the case immediately because it was unclear whether the EEOC wished to pursue such a course or whether it would appeal the court's decision at once. The court said that the case could be reopened if the EEOC wished to continue on without pursuing relief for the charging parties. The EEOC took the court up on this offer. In June 1999, the case was settled; the settlement agreement, eventually approved by the court in October 1999, is not available.

Jason Chester - 06/21/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
National origin discrimination
Race discrimination
Religion discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Race
Race, unspecified
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) World Savings & Loan Association, 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 1999
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)
1:98-cv-03315-AMD (D. Md.) 10/29/1999
EE-MD-0127-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Memorandum 01/12/1999 (32 F.Supp.2d 833) (D. Md.)
EE-MD-0127-0001 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
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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