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Case Name EEOC v. INTOWN SUITES MANAGEMENT, INC. EE-GA-0046
Docket / Court 1:03-CV-1494-RLV ( N.D. Ga. )
State/Territory Georgia
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Atlanta Office of the EEOC filed this action in the District Court for the Southern District of Georgia. The Defendant was Intown Suites, Inc., an apartment-style hotel chain. The controversy involved the alleged retaliation against the complainant in response to her complaint that she was ... read more >
The Atlanta Office of the EEOC filed this action in the District Court for the Southern District of Georgia. The Defendant was Intown Suites, Inc., an apartment-style hotel chain. The controversy involved the alleged retaliation against the complainant in response to her complaint that she was opposed to the company policy of not hiring minorities for management positions. The complainant intervened and also alleged that the company had a pattern of discriminating against people of color. The lawsuit was filed in May of 2003 and was eventually resolved by consent decree in December of 2005. The litigation involved numerous motions by each side to compel discovery and for sanctions. Each side filed motions for summary judgment, with the motion of the complainant being partially granted. The complainant was awarded $317,000 and a guarantee of neutral reference. In addition, the company had to post a Notice and adopt a written policy prohibiting discrimination, as well as provide training. The decree was to last for two years.

Kevin Wilemon - 07/03/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Monitoring
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discipline
Hiring
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e
42 U.S.C. § 1981
Defendant(s) Intown Suites Management, 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 Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 2005 - 2007
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)
1:03-cv-01494-RLV (N.D. Ga.) 12/06/2005
EE-GA-0046-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 05/27/2003
EE-GA-0046-0001.pdf | Detail
Complaint [Intervenor] 07/17/2003
EE-GA-0046-0002.pdf | Detail
Consent Protective Order 10/29/2003 (N.D. Ga.)
EE-GA-0046-0003.pdf | Detail
Omnibus Order 02/11/2004 (N.D. Ga.)
EE-GA-0046-0004.pdf | Detail
Order [granting Protective Order] 02/20/2004 (N.D. Ga.)
EE-GA-0046-0005.pdf | Detail
Order [denying Summary Judgment] 02/24/2005 (N.D. Ga.)
EE-GA-0046-0006.pdf | Detail
Memorandum Opinion 04/26/2005 (N.D. Ga.)
EE-GA-0046-0007.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree 11/21/2005
EE-GA-0046-0008.pdf | Detail
Stipulation of Dismissal with Prejudice 11/30/2005 (N.D. Ga.)
EE-GA-0046-0009.pdf | Detail
EEOC Litigation Settlement Report - November 2005 02/06/2006
EE-GA-0046-0010.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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