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Case Name EEOC v. MUSEUM OF MODERN ART EE-NY-0109
Docket / Court 1:97-cv-09571-LAK-MHD ( S.D.N.Y. )
State/Territory New York
Case Type(s) Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In December 1997, the New York District Office of the EEOC filed this suit against the Museum of Modern Art in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York alleging discrimination in violation of Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Specifically, the defendant ... read more >
In December 1997, the New York District Office of the EEOC filed this suit against the Museum of Modern Art in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York alleging discrimination in violation of Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Specifically, the defendant failed to hire the charging party, a former employee who was deaf, as a temporary sales associate because of his disability. In August 1998, the defendant filed a motion for summary judgment. After the motion's denial in February 1999, the parties participated in an unsuccessful settlement conference. The case went to trial by jury a month later in March. The trial lasted for four days, and in late March 1999, the jury produced a verdict for the defendant. The EEOC appealed the decision in May 1999 but dismissed the appeal a few months later in July.

Michele Marxkors - 06/27/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Discrimination-area
Hiring
Discrimination-basis
Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. ยงยง 12111 et seq.
Defendant(s) Museum of Modern Art
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 1999
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)
99-6137 (U.S. Court of Appeals) 07/26/1999
EE-NY-0109-9001.pdf | Detail
1:97-cv-09571-LAK-MHD (S.D.N.Y.) 07/28/1999
EE-NY-0109-9000.pdf | Detail
General Documents
Complaint 12/31/1997
EE-NY-0109-0001.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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