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Case Name EEOC v. Kimball International, Inc. d/b/a Flexcel EE-ID-0008
Docket / Court 2:05-cv-00371-EJL-LMB ( D. Idaho )
State/Territory Idaho
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC's Seattle district office sued Kimball International, Inc., d/b/a Flexcel on September 14, 2005 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho. The EEOC's complaint alleged that the defendant violated the Age Discrimination in Employment Act when it discriminated based on age by ... read more >
The EEOC's Seattle district office sued Kimball International, Inc., d/b/a Flexcel on September 14, 2005 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho. The EEOC's complaint alleged that the defendant violated the Age Discrimination in Employment Act when it discriminated based on age by terminating the employment of one of its elderly employees. The defendant filed a motion for summary judgment on June 26, 2006, which was granted on February 1, 2007. The EEOC filed an appeal in March 2007, the resolution of which is currently pending.

Aaron Weismann - 07/17/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discrimination-basis
Age discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), 29 U.S.C. ยงยง 621 et seq.
Defendant(s) Kimball International, 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 Defendant
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None
Source of Relief None
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 2007
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)
07-35403 (U.S. Court of Appeals) 05/18/2007
EE-ID-0008-9001 PDF | Detail
2:05-cv-00371-EJL-LMB (D. Idaho) 05/23/2007
EE-ID-0008-9000 PDF | Detail
General Documents
Complaint 09/14/2005
EE-ID-0008-0001 PDF | Detail
Memorandum Order 02/01/2007 (D. Idaho)
EE-ID-0008-0002 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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