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Case Name EEOC v. ARMSTRONG WORLD INDUSTRIES, INC. EE-IL-0016
Docket / Court 99-C-7829 ( N.D. Ill. )
State/Territory Illinois
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In December 1999, the Chicago Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against Armstrong World Industries, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. We do not have a copy of the complaint; therefore the exact allegations involved are unknown. However, it appears from the ... read more >
In December 1999, the Chicago Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against Armstrong World Industries, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. We do not have a copy of the complaint; therefore the exact allegations involved are unknown. However, it appears from the Opinion that the complaint alleged the defendant failed to promote the complainant to a plant manager position from her floating manager position based upon her sex, female. In February 2000, the defendant successfully motioned for a change of venue, transferring the lawsuit to the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois. Following some hearings and discovery, the defendant's motion for summary judgment was granted in February 2002 when plaintiff failed to show defendant did not, at the time of its promotion decision, honestly believe the reason given for not interviewing and not promoting the complainant.

David Friedman - 11/26/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Discrimination-area
Promotion
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Armstrong World Industries, 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 2002
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)
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  Second Generation Employment Discrimination: A Structural Approach
By: Susan Sturm (Columbia Law School)
Citation: 101 Colum. L. Rev. 458 (2001)
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Docket(s)
1:99-cv-07829 (N.D. Ill.) 06/20/2000
EE-IL-0016-9000.pdf | Detail
2:00-cv-02157-MPM (C.D. Ill.) 06/02/2003
EE-IL-0016-9001.pdf | Detail
General Documents
Opinion 02/15/2002 (185 F.Supp.2d 932) (C.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0016-0001.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
Judges Bernthal, David G. (C.D. Ill.) [Magistrate]
EE-IL-0016-9001
Guzman, Ronald A. (N.D. Ill.) [Magistrate]
EE-IL-0016-9000
McCuskey, Michael Patrick (C.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0016-0001 | EE-IL-0016-9001
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Carson, June Wallace (Illinois)
EE-IL-0016-9001
Hendrickson, John C. (Illinois)
EE-IL-0016-9000 | EE-IL-0016-9001
Kamp, Jean P. (Illinois)
EE-IL-0016-9000 | EE-IL-0016-9001
Spence, Keith L (Illinois)
EE-IL-0016-9000 | EE-IL-0016-9001
Defendant's Lawyers Berner, Eileen B (Illinois)
EE-IL-0016-9000 | EE-IL-0016-9001
Gelb, Aaron R. (Illinois)
EE-IL-0016-9001
Jepson, Edward C. Jr. (Illinois)
EE-IL-0016-9000 | EE-IL-0016-9001
Other Lawyers None on record

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