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Case Name EEOC v. ABG INTERNATIONAL UNION EE-AL-0004
Docket / Court 5:97-cv-00876-CLS ( N.D. Ala. )
State/Territory Alabama
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In April 1997, the EEOC district office in Birmingham, Alabama brought this suit against the Aluminum, Brick and Glass Workers International Union in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. The complaining party intervened in the suit. Neither complaint is currently available. ... read more >
In April 1997, the EEOC district office in Birmingham, Alabama brought this suit against the Aluminum, Brick and Glass Workers International Union in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. The complaining party intervened in the suit. Neither complaint is currently available. After two defense motions for summary judgment and a single plaintiff motion for summary judgment, the EEOC settled and dropped its suit in August of 1998. The intervenor plaintiff settled in September of 1998. Neither settlement agreement is available.

Jason Chester - 06/22/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Race
Race, unspecified
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e
State law
42 U.S.C. § 1981
Defendant(s) Aluminum, Brick and Glass Workers International Union
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 Unknown
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Voluntary Dismissal
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 1998
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)
5:97-cv-00876-CLS (N.D. Ala.) 09/29/1998
EE-AL-0004-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Order Dismissing Certain Claims 08/13/1998 (N.D. Ala.)
EE-AL-0004-0002 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order of Dismissal 09/29/1998 (N.D. Ala.)
EE-AL-0004-0003 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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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