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Case Name EEOC v. MEGA CONTRACTORS, INC. EE-VA-0065
Docket / Court 2:99-CV-01495-RBS ( E.D. Va. )
State/Territory Virginia
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Baltimore Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Mega Contractors, Inc. in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in September 1999. According to the unpublished appellate opinion (8 F. App'x 241 (4th Cir. 2001)) the complaint alleged that the Defendant ... read more >
The Baltimore Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Mega Contractors, Inc. in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in September 1999. According to the unpublished appellate opinion (8 F. App'x 241 (4th Cir. 2001)) the complaint alleged that the Defendant violated Title VII's prohibition of race discrimination. The complainant, an asphalt plant operator, was allegedly terminated and subsequently not rehired because he was African American.

The Defendant's motion for summary judgment was denied. The parties were referred to a settlement conference with a magistrate judge, although the docket does not indicate that this conference took place. A jury trial was held in June 2000, and the Defendant unsuccessfully moved twice for judgment as a matter of law at the close of the EEOC's case. The jury found for the Defendant, who unsuccessfully appealed the district court's decision to deny its motion for attorney's fees.

Kevin Wilemon - 05/16/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Hiring
Discrimination-basis
Race 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. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Mega Contractors, 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 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)
2:99-cv-01495-RBS (E.D. Va.) 12/01/1999
EE-VA-0065-9000 PDF | Detail
3:99-cv-00798-RLW (E.D. Va.) 07/02/2001
EE-VA-0065-9001 PDF | Detail
CA-99-798-3 (U.S. Court of Appeals) 03/26/2003
EE-VA-0065-9002 PDF | Detail
General Documents
Opinion [Appeals Court] 05/07/2001 (8 Fed.Appx. 241)
EE-VA-0065-0003 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
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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