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Case Name EEOC v. American Superior Feeds, Inc. d/b/a "Bluebonnet Feeds" EE-OK-0005
Docket / Court 5:02-cv-00911-T ( W.D. Okla. )
State/Territory Oklahoma
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
On June 28, 2002, the EEOC brought this suit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma against American Superior Feeds, Inc. d/b/a Bluebonnet Feeds under the Equal Pay Act. The complaint is unavailable, but court documents indicate that the EEOC alleged that the defendant ... read more >
On June 28, 2002, the EEOC brought this suit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma against American Superior Feeds, Inc. d/b/a Bluebonnet Feeds under the Equal Pay Act. The complaint is unavailable, but court documents indicate that the EEOC alleged that the defendant failed to pay a female manager wages equal to males in violation of the Equal Pay Act.

The case was referred to mediation in November 2002 but did not settle. The defendant filed a motion for summary judgment in March 2003, which was denied in May 2003. The case eventually went to trial in September 2003. After a three-day trial, the jury returned a verdict in favor of the defendant.

Kevin Wilemon - 10/29/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Discrimination-area
Pay / Benefits
Promotion
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Equal Pay Act, 29 U.S.C. ยง 206(d)
Defendant(s) American Superior Feeds, 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 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 2003
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)
5:02-cv-00911-T (W.D. Okla.) 12/11/2003
EE-OK-0005-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
"Highlights of Equal Pay Act Cases" 01/01/2002
EE-OK-0005-0009.pdf | Detail
Order [Re: Motion to Quash Subpoena] 11/25/2002 (W.D. Okla.)
EE-OK-0005-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [Denying Dft's Motion for Summary Judgment] 05/14/2003 (W.D. Okla.)
EE-OK-0005-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judgment in a Civil Case 09/12/2003 (W.D. Okla.)
EE-OK-0005-0006.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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