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Case Name EEOC v. Consolidated Freightways Corporation of Delaware EE-MO-0023
Docket / Court 4:02-cv-00519-DW ( W.D. Mo. )
State/Territory Missouri
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In May 2002, the Saint Louis District Office and Kansas City Area Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against Consolidated Freightways Corporation of Delaware in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri alleging discrimination on the basis of race, African-American, in ... read more >
In May 2002, the Saint Louis District Office and Kansas City Area Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against Consolidated Freightways Corporation of Delaware in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri alleging discrimination on the basis of race, African-American, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged the defendant subjected the twelve complaining dockworkers to a racially hostile work environment and retaliated against them for complaining about the hostile work environment. Following some discovery and the declaration of bankruptcy by the defendant in September 2002, the parties settled the lawsuit in July 2005 through a consent decree. The consent decree gave the twelve complaining parties and their attorneys $2.75 million dollars in unsecured claims against the defendant's company and required the defendant to report any payments made to the EEOC.

Daisy Manning - 05/14/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Reporting
Discrimination-area
Discipline
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 1981
State Anti-Discrimination Law
Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e
Defendant(s) Consolidated Freightways Corporation of Delaware
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 2005
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)
4:02-cv-00519-DW (W.D. Mo.) 01/21/2005
EE-MO-0023-9000 PDF | Detail
General Documents
Complaint 05/31/2002
EE-MO-0023-0001 PDF | Detail
Plaintiff-Intervenor's Complaint [Stillman] 06/06/2002
EE-MO-0023-0002 PDF | Detail
Plaintiff-Intervenor's Complaint [Boston] 08/26/2002
EE-MO-0023-0003 PDF | Detail
Order 07/14/2004 (312 B.R. 657) (W.D. Mo.)
EE-MO-0023-0006 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Westlaw
EEOC Press Release 01/12/2005
EE-MO-0023-0005 PDF | Detail
Consent Decree 01/21/2005
EE-MO-0023-0004 PDF | Detail
Judges Whipple, Dean (W.D. Mo.)
EE-MO-0023-0006
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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