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Case Name EEOC v. Dana/Spicer EE-IN-0034
Docket / Court 3:01cv372 As ( N.D. Ind. )
State/Territory Indiana
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In May 2001, the Indianapolis District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Dana Corporation and Spicer Manufacturing Inc., an automobile manufacturing plant, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana. We do not have a copy of the complaint. However, according to an ... read more >
In May 2001, the Indianapolis District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Dana Corporation and Spicer Manufacturing Inc., an automobile manufacturing plant, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana. We do not have a copy of the complaint. However, according to an EEOC press release, the complaint alleged discrimination on the basis of race, African American, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Four charging parties intervened in the suit in August 2001. After some discovery disputes, the parties settled in June 2002 through a consent decree. We do not have a copy of the decree; therefore, the exact terms of the settlement are unknown. However, it appears from the docket that the decree included monetary relief for the charging parties.

Michele Marxkors - 07/01/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Discrimination-area
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Dana Corporation
Spicer Manufacturing Inc.
Plaintiff Description Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations EEOC
Class action status sought Unknown
Class action status granted Unknown
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 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)
[ 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)
3:01-cv-00372-AS (N.D. Ind.) 01/10/2005
EE-IN-0034-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
EEOC Sues Two Indiana Employers for Race Harassment 05/22/2001
EE-IN-0034-0001 PDF | Detail
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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