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Case Name EEOC v. AMPCO SYSTEM PARKING EE-TX-0017
Docket / Court 1:97-cv-00766-ADA ( W.D. Tex. )
State/Territory Texas
Case Type(s) Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In October 1997, the San Antonio District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Ampco System Parking, Inc. and related businesses in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas. We do not have a copy of the complaint; therefore, the exact allegations involved are unknown. ... read more >
In October 1997, the San Antonio District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Ampco System Parking, Inc. and related businesses in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas. We do not have a copy of the complaint; therefore, the exact allegations involved are unknown. According to the Court's order on the defendant's motion summary judgment, the complaint alleged that the defendant discriminated against the charging party, an applicant with a speech impediment, when it failed to hire her because of her disability in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The defendant filed a motion for partial summary judgment in June 1998 which was granted in part and denied in part in July 1998. After which, the trustee for the charging party's estate intervened in the suit. The parties then appeared to have reached a tentative agreement in October 1998; however, a final agreement never did materialize. The charging party's trustee was voluntarily dismissed from the case in early November 1998. The defendant then filed a motion for summary judgment against the EEOC which was granted on March 1999, dismissing the case. The EEOC filed a notice of appeal in April 1999; however, the appeal was dismissed several months later in October.

Michele Marxkors - 07/31/2007


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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
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) Ampco Austin Parking, J.V.
Ampco System Parking, Inc.
Ampco System Parking, 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 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
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)
99-50451 (U.S. Court of Appeals) 03/31/2000
EE-TX-0017-9001.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
1:97-cv-00766-ADA (W.D. Tex.) 04/07/2000
EE-TX-0017-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Order Dismissing Plaintiff-Intervenor's Claims with Prejudice 11/04/1998 (W.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0017-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [Regarding Summary Judgment] 01/04/1999 (W.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0017-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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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