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Case Name EEOC v. RRR BOWIE, LLC d/b/a TOYOTA OF BOWIE EE-MD-0104
Docket / Court 8:05-cv-02697-RWT ( D. Md. )
State/Territory Maryland
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 2005, the Baltimore office of the EEOC filed suit against RRR Bowie, LLC, dba Toyota of Bowie, a Maryland car dealership. The complaint was brought in U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland; it alleged that the defendant had failed to hire an African-American job applicant ... read more >
In September 2005, the Baltimore office of the EEOC filed suit against RRR Bowie, LLC, dba Toyota of Bowie, a Maryland car dealership. The complaint was brought in U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland; it alleged that the defendant had failed to hire an African-American job applicant because of his race, and had terminated two African-American employees because of their race.

After some disputes over discovery and a failed motion by the defendant for summary judgment, the case was resolved via a consent decree in April of 2008. A total of $202,000 was awarded to the spurned job applicant and one of the terminated employees. The defendant was ordered to implement equal employment training for employees involved in certain personnel decision-making and to post an EEO notice.

Shankar Viswanathan - 05/27/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Hiring
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) RRR Bowie, LLC
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 Damages
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 2008 - 2011
Case Closing Year 2008
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)
8:05-cv-02697-RWT (D. Md.) 04/01/2008
EE-MD-0104-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/28/2005
EE-MD-0104-0001.pdf | Detail
Order [Regarding Discovery] 10/31/2006 (D. Md.)
EE-MD-0104-0002.pdf | Detail
Order [Regarding Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment] 05/01/2007 (D. Md.)
EE-MD-0104-0003.pdf | Detail
Order [granting in part and denying in part Motion to Compel] 07/13/2007 (D. Md.)
EE-MD-0104-0004.pdf | Detail
Order [ granting in part and denying in part Motion for Protective Order] 10/19/2007 (D. Md.)
EE-MD-0104-0005.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree 04/01/2008
EE-MD-0104-0006.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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