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Case Name EEOC v. WOODBRIDGE CORPORATION EE-MO-0095
Docket / Court 99-0370-CV-W-BD ( W.D. Mo. )
State/Territory Missouri
Case Type(s) Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In April 1999, the St. Louis and Kansas City EEOC offices brought this ADA suit against Woodbridge Corporation in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri. The complaint alleged that the defendant refused to hire the claimants because they had a disability, had a record of ... read more >
In April 1999, the St. Louis and Kansas City EEOC offices brought this ADA suit against Woodbridge Corporation in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri. The complaint alleged that the defendant refused to hire the claimants because they had a disability, had a record of disability, or were regarded as having a disability (carpal tunnel syndrome). One claimant intervened in the suit in June 1999. The court granted the defendant's motions for summary judgment because it held that Woodbridge did not regard applicants as substantially limited in ability to work. See Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Woodbridge Corp., 124 F. Supp. 2d. 1132 (W.D. Mo. 2000). The E.E.O.C. appealed the case in November 2000. The 8th Circuit affirmed the decision of the District Court in November 2001. See Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Woodbridge Corp., 263 F.3d 812 (8th Cir. 2001).

Kevin Wilemon - 06/07/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Discrimination-area
Hiring
Medical Exam / Inquiry
Discrimination-basis
Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. ยงยง 12111 et seq.
Defendant(s) Woodbridge 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 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)
01-1045 (U.S. Court of Appeals) 11/23/2001
EE-MO-0095-9001 PDF | Detail
4:99-cv-00370-GAF (W.D. Mo.) 02/06/2002
EE-MO-0095-9000 PDF | Detail
General Documents
Complaint 04/12/1999
EE-MO-0095-0001 PDF | Detail
Complaint (Intervenor) 05/17/1999
EE-MO-0095-0003 PDF | Detail
Amended Complaint (Intervenor) 07/06/1999
EE-MO-0095-0004 PDF | Detail
Opinion 10/02/2000 (124 F.Supp.2d 1132) (W.D. Mo.)
EE-MO-0095-0005 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
Appeals Court Opinion 08/24/2001 (263 F.3d 812)
EE-MO-0095-0006 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
EEOC 2002 Annual Report 10/05/2001
EE-MO-0095-0002 PDF | Detail
Judges Hays, Sarah W. (W.D. Mo.) [Magistrate]
EE-MO-0095-9000
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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