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Case Name EEOC v. AREA ERECTORS, INC. EE-WI-0005
Docket / Court 06-C-0516-C ( W.D. Wis. )
State/Territory Wisconsin
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Milwaukee office of the EEOC brought suit against Area Erectors, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin in September 2006. The complaint alleged the defendant engaged in racial discrimination and retaliation in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 196 ... read more >
The Milwaukee office of the EEOC brought suit against Area Erectors, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin in September 2006. The complaint alleged the defendant engaged in racial discrimination and retaliation in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. More specifically, the complaint alleged the defendant terminated the claimant's employment in retaliation for his complaints about discrimination against Black employees and in retaliation for his filing charges with the EEOC. The claimant was allowed to enter the case as an intervenor plaintiff and the case was subsequently transferred to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The parties respectively filed a motion for a protective order and a motion to compel, which were both granted in part. As of April 22, 2008, the parties engaged in two settlement conferences, but the case was ongoing.

Justin Kanter - 06/02/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
No EEOC Final Resolution Type
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Area Erectors Inc.
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 None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None yet
Source of Relief None yet
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year n/a
Case Ongoing Yes
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)
06-C-0516-C (W.D. Wis.) 04/25/2007
EE-WI-0005-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
1:07-cv-02339 (N.D. Ill.) 04/22/2008
EE-WI-0005-9001 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/15/2006
EE-WI-0005-0001 PDF | Detail
First Amended Complaint 08/09/2007
EE-WI-0005-0002 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum Opinion & Order 11/27/2007 (247 F.R.D. 549) (N.D. Ill.)
EE-WI-0005-0003 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Judges None on record
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Cummings, Jeffrey Irvine (Illinois)
EE-WI-0005-9001
Glanville, Tiffany Fonseca (Illinois)
EE-WI-0005-9001
Hendrickson, John C. (Illinois)
EE-WI-0005-9001
Henry, Ann M. (Illinois)
EE-WI-0005-9001
Powers, Deborah J. (Wisconsin)
EE-WI-0005-9001
Siskind, Sarah (Wisconsin)
EE-WI-0005-9001
Defendant's Lawyers Barker, Daniel D. (Wisconsin)
EE-WI-0005-9001
Bruni, Jonathan P. (Wisconsin)
EE-WI-0005-9001
Kennedy, Bradley G. (Wisconsin)
EE-WI-0005-9001
Minko, David (Wisconsin)
EE-WI-0005-9001
Zeglis, James D. (Illinois)
EE-WI-0005-9001
Other Lawyers None on record

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