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Case Name EEOC v. BURLINGTON NORTHERN & SANTE FE CO. EE-OK-0008
Docket / Court CIV-04-660-T ( W.D. Okla. )
State/Territory Oklahoma
Case Type(s) Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC's Dallas district office sued Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway Company, on May 27, 2004 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma. The EEOC's complaint alleged that Burlington violated the Americans with Disabilities Act when it discriminated based on ... read more >
The EEOC's Dallas district office sued Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway Company, on May 27, 2004 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma. The EEOC's complaint alleged that Burlington violated the Americans with Disabilities Act when it discriminated based on disability (physical)by failing to hire a disabled person. Burlington filed a motion for summary judgment on May 2, 2005, which was granted on December 8, 2005. The EEOC appealed on February 13, 2006, but the appellate court affirmed the district court's opinion.

Aaron Weismann - 06/21/2007


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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) Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Company
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 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)
5:04-cv-00660-T (W.D. Okla.) 01/03/2007
EE-OK-0008-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 05/27/2004
EE-OK-0008-0001.pdf | Detail
Order 09/28/2004 (W.D. Okla.)
EE-OK-0008-0002.pdf | Detail
Order 12/08/2005 (406 F.Supp.2d 1228) (W.D. Okla.)
EE-OK-0008-0005.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
Judgment 12/16/2005 (W.D. Okla.)
EE-OK-0008-0003.pdf | Detail
Order and Judgment 11/29/2006 (211 Fed.Appx. 682)
EE-OK-0008-0004.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | 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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