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Case Name EEOC v. LOCKHEED MARTIN GLOBAL TELECOMMUNIC EE-MD-0072
Docket / Court 8:05-CV-287 ( D. Md. )
State/Territory Maryland
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
On January 31, 2005, the Baltimore office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) against Lockheed Martin Corporation and Telenor Satellite Services, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. The EEOC ... read more >
On January 31, 2005, the Baltimore office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) against Lockheed Martin Corporation and Telenor Satellite Services, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. The EEOC alleged that the defendants had violated the rights of a complainant by conditioning her severance pay on the withdrawal of a complaint that she had filed against them with the EEOC. The EEOC further alleged that the defendants had violated the rights of another class of complainants by discharging them on account of their age.

On November 2, 2006, the defendants filed a motion to dismiss and, in the alternative, a motion for summary judgment. The district court dismissed those motions on August 9, 2007.

On February 8, 2007, the parties filed motion for relief to enter a consent decree, which the court entered on the next day. We have no record of this consent decree, but the docket shows that it did not end the dispute between the parties, who continued to prepare for trial. In fact, the defendant filed a second motion for summary judgment on February 23, 2007, but the court denied that motion on September 14, 2007. The defendant later filed a third motion for summary judgment on April 11, 2007, and the court denied that motion on October 12, 2007.

During a settlement conference on February 22, 2008, the parties reached a final settlement. We have no record of the terms of this settlement, but on March 7, 2008, the district court approved the terms and dismissed the case, ruling that both parties would bear their own costs.

Justin Kanter - 04/18/2008


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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) Lockheed Martin Corporation
Telenor Satellite Services, 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 Unknown
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 2008
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)
8:05-cv-00287-RWT (D. Md.) 03/07/2008
EE-MD-0072-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Second Amended Complaint 01/01/2005
EE-MD-0072-0003 PDF | Detail
Complaint 01/31/2005
EE-MD-0072-0002 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Amended Complaint 07/22/2005
EE-MD-0072-0001 PDF | Detail
Memorandum Opinion 08/08/2006 (444 F.Supp.2d 414) (D. Md.)
EE-MD-0072-0009 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
Order [Denying Motion to Quash] 09/28/2006 (D. Md.)
EE-MD-0072-0004 PDF | Detail
Memorandum Opinion [re: Summary Judgment] 09/14/2007 (514 F.Supp.2d 797) (D. Md.)
EE-MD-0072-0005 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Order [re: Summary Judgment] 09/14/2007 (D. Md.)
EE-MD-0072-0006 PDF | Detail
Order 10/12/2007 (D. Md.)
EE-MD-0072-0007 PDF | Detail
Settlement Order 03/07/2008 (D. Md.)
EE-MD-0072-0008 PDF | Detail
Judges Schulze, Jillyn K. (D. Md.) [Magistrate]
EE-MD-0072-0004
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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