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Case Name EEOC v. Kasper Wire Works EE-TX-0189
Docket / Court 3:01-cv-01838 ( N.D. Tex. )
State/Territory Texas
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
EEOC's Dallas, TX office filed this Title VII lawsuit against the defendant Kaspar Wire Works Inc. a/k/a Kaspar Ranch Hand Inc. at the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas (Dallas). The complaint, filed on 09/17/2001, alleged that the defendant failed to promote an ... read more >
EEOC's Dallas, TX office filed this Title VII lawsuit against the defendant Kaspar Wire Works Inc. a/k/a Kaspar Ranch Hand Inc. at the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas (Dallas). The complaint, filed on 09/17/2001, alleged that the defendant failed to promote an individual complainant because of his Hispanic national origin. EEOC got the defendant wrong throughout the lawsuit and did not have a chance to correct before the case was closed by a summary judgment for the defendant. The correct defendant in the case should have been Kasper Ranch Hand, LLP, which was a related but entirely separate entity from the named defendant.

District Judge Ed Kinkeade granted the defendant's summary judgment motion because the EEOC failed to establish a prima facie case under the McDonnell-Douglas inquiry. EEOC filed a partial summary judgment in the meantime but the motion was denied as moot after the defendant's summary judgment motion was granted. Judge Kinkeade also granted defendant $8,995.38 to recover costs, not including attorney's fees.

Justin Kanter - 08/21/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Discrimination-area
Promotion
Discrimination-basis
National origin discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
National Origin/Ethnicity
Indian
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Kaspar Wire Works Inc.
Kaspar Wire Works Inc.
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 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 2003
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)
3:01-cv-01838 (N.D. Tex.) 11/10/2003
EE-TX-0189-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/17/2001
EE-TX-0189-0001 PDF | Detail
Order [Regarding Plaintiff's Motion to Quash] 06/14/2002 (N.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0189-0002 PDF | Detail
Memorandum Opinion and Order [Regarding Motions for Summary Judgment] 03/03/2003 (N.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0189-0003 PDF | Detail
Judgment 03/05/2003
EE-TX-0189-0004 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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