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Case Name EEOC v. FUTURE SHOP, INC. EE-WA-0017
Docket / Court 2:98-cv-01369-JCC ( W.D. Wash. )
State/Territory Washington
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 1998, the Seattle District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Future Shop, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. We do not have a copy of the complaint; thus, the exact allegations involved are unknown. According to a stipulation for ... read more >
In September 1998, the Seattle District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Future Shop, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. We do not have a copy of the complaint; thus, the exact allegations involved are unknown. According to a stipulation for amendment to the consent decree, the complaint alleged that the defendant failed to consider the charging party and other similarly situated individuals for employment because of their age in violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967. After a couple scheduling orders, the parties settled through a consent decree in April 1999. We do not have a copy of the decree; therefore, the exact terms of the settlement are unknown.

The decree was amended once in August 1999 and again in May 2000; however, it appears that these amendments did not affect the substantive terms of the decree. According to one of the stipulations for amendment to the decree, the decree required the defendant to pay $361,000 to establish a settlement fund to be distributed among the victims of the discrimination.

Michele Marxkors - 07/03/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Discrimination-area
Hiring
Discrimination-basis
Age discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), 29 U.S.C. ยงยง 621 et seq.
Defendant(s) Future Shop, 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 Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Damages
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 1999
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)
2:98-cv-01369 (W.D. Wash.) 08/14/2000
EE-WA-0017-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Order [Approving Amendment to Consent Decree] 09/02/1999 (W.D. Wash.)
EE-WA-0017-0001.pdf | Detail
Stipulation for Second Amendment to Consent Decree 05/01/2000
EE-WA-0017-0002.pdf | Detail
Order for Final Disbursement of Registry Funds Pursuant to LR 6(b) 08/14/2000 (W.D. Wash.)
EE-WA-0017-0003.pdf | Detail
Document Source: District Court
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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