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Case Name EEOC v. PAUL HALL CENTER FOR MARITIME TRAINING AND EDUCATION et al EE-MD-0089
Docket / Court 1:02-cv-03192-MJG ( D. Md. )
State/Territory Maryland
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Baltimore Office of the EEOC filed this action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. The Defendants were Paul Hall Center for Maritime Training and Education and Seafarers International Union, an apprenticeship program that trains people who wish to become mariners in the U. ... read more >
The Baltimore Office of the EEOC filed this action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. The Defendants were Paul Hall Center for Maritime Training and Education and Seafarers International Union, an apprenticeship program that trains people who wish to become mariners in the U.S. Merchant Marines. The controversy involved the explicit failure of the Defendant to admit applicants over the age of 25, including those over 40, in violation of the ADEA. The lawsuit was filed in September of 2002 and was resolved by consent decree in November of 2005. The defendants filed a motion to dismiss on the basis that the applicable regulation was invalid, which was denied by the district court. The court allowed an interlocutory appeal of this decision, and the Fourth Circuit affirmed. EEOC v. Seafarers Int'l Union, 394 F.3d 197 (4th Cir. 2005). The 44 complainants, who did not intervene in the case, were awarded $625,000. In addition, the company had to hold a training seminar for hiring and management personnel and to post a Notice. The decree was to last for five years.

Kevin Wilemon - 07/22/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Comply with advertising/recruiting requirements
Discrimination Prohibition
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Discrimination-area
Hiring
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) Paul Hall Center for Maritime Training and Education
Seafarers International Union
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 2005 - 2010
Case Closing Year 2005
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)
CA-02-3192-MJG (U.S. Court of Appeals) 03/01/2005
EE-MD-0089-9001.pdf | Detail
1:02-cv-03192-MJG (D. Md.) 11/15/2005
EE-MD-0089-9000.pdf | Detail
General Documents
Complaint 09/30/2002
EE-MD-0089-0001.pdf | Detail
Memorandum and Order [Regarding Defendants' Motions to Dismiss] 04/30/2003 (D. Md.)
EE-MD-0089-0002.pdf | Detail
Opinion [Court of Appeals - Affirming and Remanding to District Court] 01/07/2005 (394 F.3d 197)
EE-MD-0089-0005.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Consent Decree 11/14/2005
EE-MD-0089-0003.pdf | Detail
EEOC Press Release 11/15/2005
EE-MD-0089-0004.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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