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Case Name EEOC v. SNACK VENDING COMPANY INC EE-AR-0044
Docket / Court 4:98-cv-00834-SMR ( E.D. Ark. )
State/Territory Arkansas
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Memphis and Little Rock Offices of the EEOC filed this action in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas. The Defendant was Snack Vending Company, Inc., a provider of vending machines. The controversy involved the alleged discriminatory practices of the Defendant in ... read more >
The Memphis and Little Rock Offices of the EEOC filed this action in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas. The Defendant was Snack Vending Company, Inc., a provider of vending machines. The controversy involved the alleged discriminatory practices of the Defendant in hiring practices toward black applicants, as well as constructively discharging the complainant. The lawsuit was filed in December 1998 and was eventually resolved by consent decree in May of 2000. The complainant, who intervened in the case, was awarded $26,500. The company had to pay an additional $110,000 to "other identified victims of discrimination." In addition, rigorous reporting and recordkeeping requirements were imposed for the duration of the decree, which was to last for seven years.

Kevin Wilemon - 06/30/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Comply with advertising/recruiting requirements
Discrimination Prohibition
Follow recruitment, hiring, or promotion protocols
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Hiring
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e
State Anti-Discrimination Law
42 U.S.C. § 1981
Defendant(s) Snack Vending Co, 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 2000 - 2007
Case Closing Year 2000
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)
4:98-cv-00834-SMR (E.D. Ark.) 05/15/2000
EE-AR-0044-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 12/21/1998
EE-AR-0044-0001.pdf | Detail
Complaint in Intervention 02/14/2000
EE-AR-0044-0002.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree 05/15/2000
EE-AR-0044-0003.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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