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Case Name EEOC v. M&S IMAGING PARTNERS, L.P. EE-TX-0216
Docket / Court 5:03-cv-00685-WRF ( W.D. Tex. )
State/Territory Texas
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The San Antonio Office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, against M&S Imaging Partners, LLP. The complaint, filed in July 2003, alleged race discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; specifically that ... read more >
The San Antonio Office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, against M&S Imaging Partners, LLP. The complaint, filed in July 2003, alleged race discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; specifically that Defendant failed to hire the charging party because of her race (Black). In November 2003 the parties filed a joint motion to enter a consent decree, and it was entered the next day.

The decree, which was valid for 3 years, prohibited Defendant from discriminating against employees on the basis of race and required Defendant to pay the charging party $16,000 and post a notice regarding its non-discrimination policy. Defendant was also required not to mention the case when discussing the charging party's job performance with prospective employers.

Shankar Viswanathan - 06/28/2007


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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
Discrimination-area
Hiring
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) M&S Imaging Partners, L.P
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 2003 - 2006
Case Closing Year 2003
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)
5:03-cv-00685-WRF (W.D. Tex.) 11/05/2003
EE-TX-0216-9000.pdf | Detail
General Documents
Complaint 07/18/2003
EE-TX-0216-0001.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree 11/05/2003
EE-TX-0216-0002.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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