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Case Name EEOC v. COLORADO BOULEVARD MOTORS INC (d/b/a MIKE SHAW CHEVROLET INC) EE-CO-0013
Docket / Court 1:06-cv-00591-LTB-MJW ( D. Colo. )
State/Territory Colorado
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In March 2006, the Phoenix Office of the EEOC filed suit in U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, against Colorado Boulevard Motors Inc., dba Mike Shaw Chevrolet, a Denver car dealership. The suit alleged that the defendant violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. According to the complaint, ... read more >
In March 2006, the Phoenix Office of the EEOC filed suit in U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, against Colorado Boulevard Motors Inc., dba Mike Shaw Chevrolet, a Denver car dealership. The suit alleged that the defendant violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. According to the complaint, the dealership had an explicit policy whereby women who submitted to sexual demands were rewarded, and those who did not were punished. The EEOC also alleged that women were routinely harassed and groped, and were sometimes physically assaulted if they refused to acquiesce.

One of the female employees intervened as a plaintiff. An extended series of discovery disputes ensued. In June of 2007, the intervenor plaintiff settled and dismissed her case. In September of 2007, the EEOC settled. The defendant was ordered to pay $12,500, and was also required to implement and post an anti-discrimination policy, and to conduct annual anti-discrimination training for its employees.

Jason Chester - 06/02/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Monitoring
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discipline
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Pattern or Practice
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Colorado Boulevard Motors, 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 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 2007 - 2009
Case Closing Year 2007
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)
1:06-cv-00591-LTB-MJW (D. Colo.) 09/18/2007
EE-CO-0013-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 03/31/2006
EE-CO-0013-0001.pdf | Detail
Complaint of Intervening Plaintiff Barbara Archer 07/17/2006
EE-CO-0013-0002.pdf | Detail
Minute Order [Regarding Defendant's Motion to Compel] 03/07/2007 (D. Colo.)
EE-CO-0013-0003.pdf | Detail
Order Regarding Defendant's Motion to Compel Plaintiff EEOC to Respond to Defendant's First Set of Interrogatories 03/13/2007 (2007 WL 779970) (D. Colo.)
EE-CO-0013-0004.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Minute Order [Regarding Plaintiff's Motion to Quash Discovery] 03/21/2007 (D. Colo.)
EE-CO-0013-0005.pdf | Detail
Order Granting Defendant's Motion for Reconsideration of Magistrate Judge Watanabe's Minute Order Dated March 7, 2007 04/09/2007 (2007 WL 1078114) (D. Colo.)
EE-CO-0013-0006.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Minute Order [Regarding Defendant's Motion to Compel Class Members to Respond to Written Discovery] 05/22/2007 (D. Colo.)
EE-CO-0013-0007.pdf | Detail
Order Granting [Defendant's] Motion to Compel EEOC to Respond to Defendant's Second Set of Requests for Production of Documents 05/22/2007 (D. Colo.)
EE-CO-0013-0008.pdf | Detail
Order 06/19/2007 (D. Colo.)
EE-CO-0013-0009.pdf | Detail
Order 07/18/2007 (D. Colo.)
EE-CO-0013-0010.pdf | Detail
Amended Consent Decree 09/05/2007
EE-CO-0013-0011.pdf | Detail
Order 09/18/2007 (D. Colo.)
EE-CO-0013-0012.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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