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Case Name EEOC v. MINORITY OPPORTUNITY NEWS, INC. EE-TX-0229
Docket / Court 3:01-cv-01712 ( N.D. Tex. )
State/Territory Texas
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In August 2001, the EEOC's Dallas office filed this suit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas against Minority Opportunity News, Inc. alleging violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the EEOC alleged that the defendant demoted and discharged ... read more >
In August 2001, the EEOC's Dallas office filed this suit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas against Minority Opportunity News, Inc. alleging violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the EEOC alleged that the defendant demoted and discharged an employee based on her sex and status as pregnant. In January 2001 the parties stipulated to a dismissal and the case was closed.

Jason Chester - 07/30/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Discrimination-area
Demotion
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discrimination-basis
Pregnancy discrimination
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Minority Opportunity News, 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 None
Unknown
Source of Relief None
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
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-01712 (N.D. Tex.) 01/08/2002
EE-TX-0229-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 08/30/2001
EE-TX-0229-0001.pdf | Detail
Stipulation of Dismissal 01/08/2002 (N.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0229-0002.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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