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Case Name EEOC v. KEY LARGO GROUP INC et al EE-FL-0070
Docket / Court 4:97-cv-10092-JCP ( S.D. Fla. )
State/Territory Florida
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 1997, the Miami District Office of the EEOC filed this suit against Key Largo Group, Inc., formerly known as Ocean Reef Club Inc., in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. The complaint alleged that the defendant violated the Age Discrimination in Employment ... read more >
In September 1997, the Miami District Office of the EEOC filed this suit against Key Largo Group, Inc., formerly known as Ocean Reef Club Inc., in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. The complaint alleged that the defendant violated the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 ("ADEA") by terminating the three charging parties, employees in their late forties, and replacing them with younger individuals. In addition, the defendant failed to maintain personnel files and relevant documents as required by the ADEA. The defendant filed a motion to dismiss in February 1998 which was denied in June 1998. In February 1999, the defendant then filed a motion for summary judgment, followed by a motion for partial summary judgment by the EEOC a month later. Neither motion was ever resolved, and the parties entered into a settlement agreement in March 2000.

The three-year agreement contained a non-discrimination clause and required the defendant to: post and distribute its anti-discrimination policy, provide annual EEO training for all of its employees, provide the parties with neutral employment references, report to the EEOC at specified intervals, and pay $30,000.

Kevin Wilemon - 06/26/2007


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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) Key Largo Group, 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 Damages
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Voluntary Dismissal
Order Duration 2000 - 2003
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)
4:97-cv-10092-JCP (S.D. Fla.) 03/02/2000
EE-FL-0070-9000.pdf | Detail
General Documents
Complaint 09/30/1997
EE-FL-0070-0001.pdf | Detail
Order Denying Defendant's Motion to Dismiss 06/25/1998 (S.D. Fla.)
EE-FL-0070-0002.pdf | Detail
Settlement Agreement 03/02/2000
EE-FL-0070-0003.pdf | Detail
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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