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Case Name EEOC v. Homestore Inc. EE-CA-0100
Docket / Court 2:06-cv-01907-ODW-SH ( C.D. Cal. )
State/Territory California
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
On March 29, 2006, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("Plaintiff") filed an action under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 against Defendant Homestore, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Western Division. Plaintiff claimed that Defendant ... read more >
On March 29, 2006, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("Plaintiff") filed an action under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 against Defendant Homestore, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Western Division. Plaintiff claimed that Defendant engaged in unlawful employment practices by subjecting one of its employees ("the complainant") to employment discrimination based on his race, African-American. Specifically, Plaintiff alleges that another one of Defendant's employees used derogatory racial slurs toward and in the presence of the complainant. Plaintiff further alleges that Defendant failed to take appropriate measures to prevent or remedy the allegedly hostile work environment.

On October 03, 2006, Plaintiff filed a First Amended Complaint. On February 15, 2007, Defendant filed a Motion for Summary Judgment. On June 01, 2007, the Court (Judge Otis D. Wright II) granted Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment. The Court found no genuine issue as to any material fact and that Defendant was entitled to judgment as a matter of law. On June 12, 2007, judgment was entered in favor of Defendant.

Plaintiff appealed to the Ninth Circuit. On November 15, 2007, the Court of Appeals granted Plaintiff's motion for voluntary dismissal of the case. The appeal was dismissed.

Xin Chen - 05/15/2011


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Defendant-type
Retailer
Discrimination-area
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
EEOC-centric
EEOC intervened in private suit
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Homestore Inc.
Plaintiff Description the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Indexed Lawyer Organizations EEOC
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Defendant
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None
Source of Relief None
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 2007
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)
2:06-cv-01907-ODW-SH (C.D. Cal.) 11/15/2007
EE-CA-0100-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Order Granting Move's Motion for Summary Judgment 06/01/2007 (C.D. Cal.)
EE-CA-0100-0001 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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