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Case Name EEOC v. INDIANA INSURANCE COMPANY EE-TN-0059
Docket / Court 3:03-cv-00905 ( M.D. Tenn. )
State/Territory Tennessee
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
On September 30, 2003, the Memphis office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit under Title VII and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee against the Indiana Insurance Company. The EEOC alleged that the ... read more >
On September 30, 2003, the Memphis office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit under Title VII and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee against the Indiana Insurance Company. The EEOC alleged that the defendant, who was operating as a division of Liberty Mutual Insurance Company in Nashville, Tennessee, had violated the complaintant's constitutional rights by discriminating against him on the basis of his age and race. More specifically, the EEOC claimed that the defendants had violated the complainant's rights by failing to promote him, choosing instead to promote a younger, white employee who was less qualified for the position at issue.

On December 1, 2004, the parties reached a settlement, which the district court adopted as a consent decree on December 30, 2004. Under the terms of the decree, the defendants were enjoined from discriminating or retaliating against any employee on the basis of their age or race. In addition, the defendants agreed to pay $178,065 to the complaintant, a sum which included $156,993 in damages and $21,072 in backpay, interest, and accrued vacation pay. Since we have only the docket in this case, we have no further information on the terms of the settlement.

Justin Kanter - 02/14/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Promotion
Discrimination-basis
Age discrimination
Race discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e
Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), 29 U.S.C. §§ 621 et seq.
Defendant(s) Indiana Insurance Company
Indiana Insurance Company
Netherlands Insurance Company
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 2004 - 2008
Case Closing Year 2004
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)
3:03-cv-00905 (M.D. Tenn.) 12/30/2004
EE-TN-0059-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
EEOC Litigation Settlement Report - December 2004 12/31/2004
EE-TN-0059-0001 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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