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Case Name EEOC v. K-B Television And Appliance Co. EE-IL-0137
Docket / Court 02 C 9128 ( N.D. Ill. )
State/Territory Illinois
Case Type(s) Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Chicago Office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, against K-B Television and Appliance Company. The complaint, filed in December 2002, alleged disability discrimination in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; ... read more >
The Chicago Office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, against K-B Television and Appliance Company. The complaint, filed in December 2002, alleged disability discrimination in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; specifically that Defendant failed to extend an offer of employment to the charging party, a qualified individual with a disability, because of his disability.

The case went to trial in July 2003, and after a two day trial, the jury found for the Defendant.

Shankar Viswanathan - 07/16/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Discrimination-area
Hiring
Discrimination-basis
Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. ยงยง 12111 et seq.
Defendant(s) K-B Television and Appliance Co.
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 Litigation
None
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 2003
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)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

Docket(s)
1:02-cv-09128 (N.D. Ill.) 09/23/2003
EE-IL-0137-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 12/17/2002
EE-IL-0137-0001 PDF | Detail
Verdict Form 07/17/2003
EE-IL-0137-0002 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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