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Case Name EEOC v. Val Ward Cadillac EE-FL-0120
Docket / Court 2:00-cv-00410-JES ( M.D. Fla. )
State/Territory Florida
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC Miami office filed this suit in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida in September 2000. The EEOC alleged discrimination based on race and retaliation, both in violation of Title VII, by Val Ward Cadillac in regard to one of its employees. The complainant, a black male, ... read more >
The EEOC Miami office filed this suit in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida in September 2000. The EEOC alleged discrimination based on race and retaliation, both in violation of Title VII, by Val Ward Cadillac in regard to one of its employees. The complainant, a black male, intervened in the suit and added a Florida state law anti-discrimination claim.

After a failed motion by the defendant to dismiss the suit, the case was settled and a consent decree was entered in March 2002. The defendant agreed to pay $80,000, to conduct training for its managers and supervisors, post and distribute a new anti-discrimination policy, and report semi-annually to the EEOC regarding any incidents and general compliance.

Jason Chester - 07/26/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
State Anti-Discrimination Law
Defendant(s) Val Ward Cadillac
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 - 2005
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)
2:00-cv-00410-JES (M.D. Fla.) 03/06/2002
EE-FL-0120-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/28/2000
EE-FL-0120-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Intervenor, Chris Weatherspoon's Amended Complaint and Demand for Jury Trial 12/21/2000
EE-FL-0120-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [Denying Motion to Dismiss] 01/18/2001 (M.D. Fla.)
EE-FL-0120-0003.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [Dismissing Case] 11/09/2001 (M.D. Fla.)
EE-FL-0120-0004.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [Re-Opening Case] 11/27/2001 (M.D. Fla.)
EE-FL-0120-0005.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree 12/21/2001
EE-FL-0120-0006.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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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