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Case Name EEOC v. MEDEGEN MEDICAL PRODUCTS, LLC EE-CO-0035
Docket / Court 06-CV-01913-MSK-MEH ( D. Colo. )
State/Territory Colorado
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 2006, the Phoenix District Office of the EEOC filed this suit against Medegen Medical Products, LLC, a manufacturer and marketer of medical products in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado. The complaint alleges multiple violations of the Age Discrimination in ... read more >
In September 2006, the Phoenix District Office of the EEOC filed this suit against Medegen Medical Products, LLC, a manufacturer and marketer of medical products in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado. The complaint alleges multiple violations of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). The EEOC alleged that the defendant's reduction in force (RIF) scheme targeted at individuals at or above the age of 40. The EEOC alleged further that the eliminated positions and duties that led to the RIF were assumed by younger employees or advertised as vacant in local newspapers. After less than a month the parties stipulated to a motion for dismissal pursuant to a settlement agreement.

The settlement agreement states that its terms shall be limited to an 18-month limitation on enforceability. The agreement states that Medegen will (1) pay all possible claimants a total of $574,595.61 in satisfaction of all claims related to this litigation; (2) pay six named individual $75,286.20 each; (3) pay two named individuals $9,189.60 each; (4) provide each affected individual with a neutral reference letter and a plaque recognizing each individual's years of service; (5) not engage in any discrimination or retaliation in violation of the ADEA; (6) post comprehensive EEO Policy posters stating that it prohibits all forms of discrimination; (7) provide notices to all new employees of its commitment to nondiscriminatory operation; (8) train all managerial personnel and human resources in the affects and investigation of age discrimination; (9) obtain Spanish translations of its current handbook for all non-English speaking employees; and (10) report any internal complaint it receives to the EEOC, along with the names of the individuals involved, persons assigned to investigate, and a brief summary of the complaint.

Jason Chester - 06/01/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
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) Medegen Medical Products, LLC
Medegen Medical Products, LLC
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 Voluntary Dismissal
Order Duration 2006 - 2008
Case Closing Year 2006
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)
1:06-cv-01913-MSK-MEH (D. Colo.) 10/11/2006
EE-CO-0035-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint and Jury Trial Demand 09/26/2006
EE-CO-0035-0001.pdf | Detail
Notice of Settlement and Joint Motion for Approval of Stipulated Dismissal 10/11/2006
EE-CO-0035-0002.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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