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Case Name EEOC v. WAL-MART STORES, INC. EE-VA-0120
Docket / Court 3:01-cv-00316-RLW ( E.D. Va. )
State/Territory Virginia
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In May 2001, the Richmond and Baltimore offices of the EEOC brought this suit against Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. The case settled by entry of a consent decree in February 2002.

The two year consent decree required the ... read more >
In May 2001, the Richmond and Baltimore offices of the EEOC brought this suit against Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. The case settled by entry of a consent decree in February 2002.

The two year consent decree required the defendant to pay the claimant $105,000, make a charitable contribution of $35,000, provide Title VII training to management, and give the EEOC reports every six months. No other information was made available pertaining to the nature of the suit or the consent decree.

Kevin Wilemon - 07/17/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action None on record
Defendant(s) Wal-Mart Stores, 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
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 2002 - 2004
Case Closing Year 2002
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)
3:01-cv-00316-RLW (E.D. Va.) 02/07/2002
EE-VA-0120-9000 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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