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Case Name EEOC v. Billy Bob's Gameroom Furnishings EE-MI-0023
Docket / Court 2:04-cv-73327-PDB-DAS ( E.D. Mich. )
State/Territory Michigan
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In August 2004, the Detroit District Office of the EEOC filed this suit against Billy Bob's Gameroom Furnishings, Incorporated in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan alleging discrimination on the basis of race and national origin in violation of Title VII of the Civil ... read more >
In August 2004, the Detroit District Office of the EEOC filed this suit against Billy Bob's Gameroom Furnishings, Incorporated in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan alleging discrimination on the basis of race and national origin in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the defendant paid the charging party and other African American and Hispanic employees at wages lower than Caucasians. In addition, the defendant refused to hire qualified African Americans for positions as drivers. In November 2004, the EEOC filed a motion for default judgment which was left unresolved. The clerk entered default in January 2005. In February 2005, the EEOC filed another motion for default judgment which was granted in February 2005. The judgment awarded the plaintiffs $92,117.

Michele Marxkors - 06/18/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Discrimination-area
Hiring
Pay / Benefits
Discrimination-basis
National origin discrimination
Race discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Pattern or Practice
National Origin/Ethnicity
Indian
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Billy Bob's Gameroom Furnishings, Incorporated
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 Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Damages
Source of Relief Litigation
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)
2:04-cv-73327-PDB-DAS (E.D. Mich.) 02/28/2005
EE-MI-0023-9000 PDF | Detail
General Documents
Complaint 08/26/2004
EE-MI-0023-0001 PDF | Detail
Order of Judgment by Default 02/28/2005 (E.D. Mich.)
EE-MI-0023-0002 PDF | 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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