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Case Name EEOC v. SPOUSE ABUSE, INC. EE-FL-0106
Docket / Court 6:97-cv-00182-PCF ( M.D. Fla. )
State/Territory Florida
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In February 1997, the EEOC's Miami District Office brought suit in U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, against Spouse Abuse, Inc., alleging racial discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. The case was consolidated with another case, 96-705-CIV-ORL-19. In March ... read more >
In February 1997, the EEOC's Miami District Office brought suit in U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, against Spouse Abuse, Inc., alleging racial discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. The case was consolidated with another case, 96-705-CIV-ORL-19. In March of 1998, the case was resolved by a consent decree; Spouse Abuse, Inc. agreed to pay $20,000.

Jason Chester - 06/04/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action None on record
Defendant(s) Spouse Abuse, 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
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 1998
Case Ongoing No
Case Listing EE-FL-0152 : Hastings v. Spouse Abuse, Inc. (M.D. Fla.)
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)
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  Second Generation Employment Discrimination: A Structural Approach
By: Susan Sturm (Columbia Law School)
Citation: 101 Colum. L. Rev. 458 (2001)
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Docket(s)
6:97-cv-00182-PCF (M.D. Fla.) 03/19/1998
EE-FL-0106-9000 PDF | Detail
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General Documents
No documents currently in the collection
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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