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Case Name EEOC v. RIVIERA HOTEL & CASINO EE-NV-0033
Docket / Court 2:04-cv-01257-RLH-LRL ( D. Nev. )
State/Territory Nevada
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 2004, the Los Angeles District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Riviera Operating Corporation, d/b/a Riviera Hotel and Casino, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada alleging that the defendant violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Age ... read more >
In September 2004, the Los Angeles District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Riviera Operating Corporation, d/b/a Riviera Hotel and Casino, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada alleging that the defendant violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 by retaliating against the two charging parties because of their participation as witnesses in an EEOC investigation of alleged sex and age discrimination by the defendant against another employee. The retaliation consisted of unnecessary discipline, termination, and refusal to rehire. The two charging parties intervened in the suit in May 2005. About a month later the defendant filed a partial motion to dismiss which was granted in September 2005. After some discovery, the defendant filed a motion for summary judgment in June. The defendant's motion was granted in part and denied in part in October 2006. In March 2007, the parties participated in a settlement conference, resulting in a settlement. The plaintiffs agreed to accept the defendant's offer of judgment in the amount of $40,000, to be distributed between the two charging parties.

Michele Marxkors - 08/16/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discipline
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Hiring
Discrimination-basis
Age discrimination
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e
State law
State Anti-Discrimination Law
Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), 29 U.S.C. §§ 621 et seq.
Defendant(s) Riviera Operating Corporation
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
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Voluntary Dismissal
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)
2:04-cv-01257-RLH-LRL (D. Nev.) 04/13/2007
EE-NV-0033-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/08/2004
EE-NV-0033-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
[Intervenor] Plaintiffs' Complaint 05/31/2005
EE-NV-0033-0006.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [Granting Defendant's Motion to Dismiss Certain Causes of Action] 09/13/2005 (D. Nev.)
EE-NV-0033-0008.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [Granting EEOC's Motion for Protective Order] 08/08/2006 (D. Nev.)
EE-NV-0033-0016.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [Granting EEOC's Motion to Compel] 09/13/2006 (D. Nev.)
EE-NV-0033-0017.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [Granting in Part and Denying in Part Defendant's Motion to Dismiss] 10/03/2006 (D. Nev.)
EE-NV-0033-0014.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judgment 04/13/2007 (D. Nev.)
EE-NV-0033-0015.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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