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Case Name EEOC v. BATH IRON WORKS CORPORATION and FORTIS BENEFITS INSURANCE CORPORATION EE-ME-0001
Docket / Court 2:97-cv-00355-DBH ( D. Me. )
State/Territory Maine
Case Type(s) Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The New York District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Bath Iron Works Corporation, a ship builder, and Fortis Benefits Insurance Corporation, its insurer, in November 1997 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine. The complaint is unavailable, but a district court ruling ... read more >
The New York District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Bath Iron Works Corporation, a ship builder, and Fortis Benefits Insurance Corporation, its insurer, in November 1997 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine. The complaint is unavailable, but a district court ruling indicates that the complaint alleged a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act because the defendants' health insurance contained a limitation for mental disabilities. The complainant intervened in the EEOC's suit in April 1998, and the EEOC's suit was consolidated with the complainant's private suit in May 1998. The complainant reached a settlement with the defendants in November 1998 and voluntarily dismissed his claims. The defendants and the EEOC filed motions for summary judgment in November 1998; the EEOC's motion was denied and the defendants' motions were granted in March 1999. The EEOC appealed the ruling in May 1999, but the appeal was dismissed in September 1999.

Kevin Wilemon - 08/05/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Discrimination-area
Pay / Benefits
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) Bath Iron Works Corp.
Fortis Benefits Insurance Corp.
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 1999
Case Ongoing No
Case Listing EE-ME-0004 : Campagna v. Bath Iron Works Corp. et al (D. Me.)
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)
99-1657 (U.S. Court of Appeals) 05/24/2006
EE-ME-0001-9002 PDF | Detail
2:97-cv-00355-DBH (D. Me.) 04/18/2007
EE-ME-0001-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Recommended Decision on Cross-Motions for Summary Judgment 02/08/1999 (1999 WL 33117082 / 1999 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 10600) (D. Me.)
EE-ME-0001-0002 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Order Affirming Recommended Decision of the Magistrate Judge 03/19/1999 (1999 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 10596) (D. Me.)
EE-ME-0001-0003 PDF | LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: LexisNexis
Judges Hornby, David Brock (D. Me.) [Magistrate]
EE-ME-0001-0003
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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