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Case Name EEOC v. AAMES FINANCIAL CORPORATION EE-CA-0005
Docket / Court 2:98-cv-10600-CM-AJW ( C.D. Cal. )
State/Territory California
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In December 1998, the Los Angeles District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Aames Financial Corporation in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. The EEOC alleged that the defendant paid female executives lower salaries than men, in violation of Title VII of ... read more >
In December 1998, the Los Angeles District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Aames Financial Corporation in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. The EEOC alleged that the defendant paid female executives lower salaries than men, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the Equal Pay Act.

In June 2000, the defendant moved for summary judgment, and in September 2000 the motion was granted in part and denied in part. Thereafter, the parties entered into a settlement agreement in December 2000. The defendant agreed to pay one woman $100,000, a second $10,000, and an unknown amount to three others.

Jason Chester - 07/03/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Discrimination-area
Pay / Benefits
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e
Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), 29 U.S.C. §§ 621 et seq.
Defendant(s) Aames Financial 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 2000
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)
2:98-cv-10600-CM-AJW (C.D. Cal.) 12/27/2000
EE-CA-0005-9000.pdf | Detail
General Documents
Order Denying Motion for Summary Judgment 09/28/2000 (C.D. Cal.)
EE-CA-0005-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Highlights of Equal Pay Act Cases (From EEOC Fiscal Year 2001 Report) 06/10/2003
EE-CA-0005-0002.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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