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Case Name EEOC v. BERNARD CHAUS EE-NY-0017
Docket / Court 97-CIV 1336 (JES) ( S.D.N.Y. )
State/Territory New York
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In February 1997, the EEOC district office in New York, New York brought this suit against Bernard Chaus, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. The complaint in not available. After numerous stipulations resetting answer and discovery deadlines, the parties ... read more >
In February 1997, the EEOC district office in New York, New York brought this suit against Bernard Chaus, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. The complaint in not available. After numerous stipulations resetting answer and discovery deadlines, the parties settled and a consent decree was entered in August 1998. Although the consent decree is not available, the docket states that the defendant agreed to pay the three male complainants a total of $180,000. The terms of the decree ran for one year. No fees or costs were awarded.

Joel Pettit - 07/07/2007


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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) Bernard Chaus, 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 1998 - 1999
Case Closing Year 1998
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)
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  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)
1:97-cv-01336-JES (S.D.N.Y.) 08/27/1998
EE-NY-0017-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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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