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Case Name EEOC v. PHOENIX HOTEL ASSOCIATES (CROWNE SUITES) EE-AZ-0080
Docket / Court 2:97-cv-02503-TSZ ( D. Ariz. )
State/Territory Arizona
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Phoenix District Office brought this suit against Phoenix Hotel Associates Ltd. (doing business as Crown Plaza Phoenix Hotel and Greater Capital Hotel Associates, LP) and Cliffwood Management Company in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona in December 1997. The complaint is ... read more >
The Phoenix District Office brought this suit against Phoenix Hotel Associates Ltd. (doing business as Crown Plaza Phoenix Hotel and Greater Capital Hotel Associates, LP) and Cliffwood Management Company in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona in December 1997. The complaint is unavailable. The case was consolidated with a private plaintiff case (2:97-cv-02220-TSZ) in January 1998. A consent judgment was entered in favor of the EEOC in June 1998 requiring the defendants to pay $479,000 in compensatory damages. The defendant was also required to conduct annual training for two years; expunge the complainants' records; apologize to the complainants; and submit reports to the EEOC.

Kevin Wilemon - 08/21/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Apology
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Expungement of Employment Record
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Discrimination-area
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Cliffwood Management Company
Greater Capital Real Estate Corporation
Phoenix Hotel Associates Ltd
Phoenix Hotel Associates Ltd
Plaintiff Description Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations EEOC
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Yes
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Damages
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 1998 - 2000
Case Closing Year 1998
Case Ongoing No
Case Listing EE-AZ-0133 : Severe v. Phx Hotel Assoc Ltd (D. Ariz.)
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)
2:97-cv-02503-TSZ (D. Ariz.) 06/26/1998
EE-AZ-0080-9000 PDF | Detail
General Documents
Order of Dismissal and Consent Decree 08/11/1998
EE-AZ-0080-0002 PDF | Detail
Document Source: District Court
Order designating case for mediation 08/11/1998 (D. Ariz.)
EE-AZ-0080-0003 PDF | Detail
Document Source: District Court
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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