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Case Name EEOC v. JEFFERSON SMURFIT CORP. AND LOCAL 429A EE-NC-0055
Docket / Court 5:98-cv-00133-RLV-HM ( W.D.N.C. )
State/Territory North Carolina
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 1998, the Charlotte District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against the manufacturing plant Jefferson Smurfit Corporation and Local 429A United Paperworkers International Union, Local 429A in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina. We do not have a ... read more >
In September 1998, the Charlotte District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against the manufacturing plant Jefferson Smurfit Corporation and Local 429A United Paperworkers International Union, Local 429A in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina. We do not have a copy of the complaint; therefore, the exact allegations involved are unknown. The complainant intervened in the lawsuit in November 1998. Local 429A United Paperworkers International Union, Local 429A was dismissed from the lawsuit in February 1999. Following some discovery, the parties settled the lawsuit in December 1999 through a consent decree.

The nine-month decree, created in contemplation of the defendant's declaration of bankruptcy, required the defendant to: report complaints and make other compliance reports, access to the EEOC for monitoring, expungement of the complainant's records, provide EEO training, and pay $16,914.40 to the complainant and her attorney.

David Friedman - 05/09/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Expungement of Employment Record
Monitoring
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Jefferson Smurfit Corporation
Local 429A United Paperworkers International Union, Local 429A
Plaintiff Description Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations EEOC
Class action status sought Unknown
Class action status granted Unknown
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 2000 - 2000
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)
5:98-cv-00133-RLV-HM (W.D.N.C.) 01/05/2000
EE-NC-0055-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Consent Decree 01/05/2000
EE-NC-0055-0002.pdf | Detail
Order of Dismissal with Prejudice 01/05/2003 (W.D.N.C.)
EE-NC-0055-0001.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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