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Case Name EEOC v. SOUTHERN MORTGAGE COMPANY OF ARKANSAS & SOUTHERN MORTGAGE CO EE-AR-0045
Docket / Court 01-2242 ( W.D. Ark. )
State/Territory Arkansas
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 2001, the Memphis (along with the Little Rock) office of the EEOC brought this suit against Southern Mortgage Company of Arkansas d/b/a Southern Mortgage Company and Southern Mortgage Co of Central Louisiana in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas. The ... read more >
In September 2001, the Memphis (along with the Little Rock) office of the EEOC brought this suit against Southern Mortgage Company of Arkansas d/b/a Southern Mortgage Company and Southern Mortgage Co of Central Louisiana in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas. The defendants filed four motions to dismiss the suit in December 2001 and January 2002 they were converted into motions for summary judgment in March 2002. The court denied the defendant's motions for summary judgment in May 2002 and entered the Settlement Agreement between the parties in October 2002. No information was made available pertaining to the nature of the suit or the Settlement Agreement.

Lionel Joiner - 06/22/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action None on record
Defendant(s) Southern Mortgage Company of Arkansas
Southern Mortgage Company of Central Louisiana
Plaintiff Description Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations EEOC
Class action status sought Unknown
Class action status granted None on record
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Unknown
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Voluntary Dismissal
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 2002
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)
2:01-cv-02242-RTD (W.D. Ark.) 10/11/2002
EE-AR-0045-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
No documents currently in the collection
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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