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Case Name EEOC v. JEFF WYLER CHEVROLET EE-OH-0042
Docket / Court 1:03-cv-00662-MRB ( S.D. Ohio )
State/Territory Ohio
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Cleveland Field Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Jeff Wyler Chevrolet (formerly known as Jeff Wyler Eastgate) and related car dealerships in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio in September 2003. The complaint alleged that the defendants failed to hire female ... read more >
The Cleveland Field Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Jeff Wyler Chevrolet (formerly known as Jeff Wyler Eastgate) and related car dealerships in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio in September 2003. The complaint alleged that the defendants failed to hire female applicants as car salespersons in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Three complainants intervened in the case. The defendants filed three motions to dismiss for failure to state a claim, and all of them were denied. The case was consolidated with another case for discovery purposes only. The parties settled by entry of a consent decree in April 2007. The defendants were required to pay the class of thirty-nine complainants a total of $2.3 million in backpay and compensatory damages and offer the complainants salesperson jobs. The defendant was also required to post a notice of employment rights; hold three Title VII training sessions; send semi-annual reports to the EEOC; and refrain from discrimination.

Kevin Wilemon - 08/01/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Discrimination-area
Hiring
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action State Anti-Discrimination Law
Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Jeff Wyler Chevrolet
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 - 2012
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)
1:03-cv-00662-MRB (S.D. Ohio) 04/05/2007
EE-OH-0042-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/25/2003
EE-OH-0042-0001.pdf | Detail
First Amended Complaint 10/07/2003
EE-OH-0042-0002.pdf | Detail
[Intervenor's] Complaint 02/20/2004
EE-OH-0042-0003.pdf | Detail
Motion to Consolidate 04/02/2004
EE-OH-0042-0010.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
[Intervenors'] Amended Complaint and Jury Demand 08/09/2004
EE-OH-0042-0004.pdf | Detail
Plaintiff EEOC's Second Amended Complaint 08/09/2004
EE-OH-0042-0005.pdf | Detail
Order Granting in Part and Denying in Part [Plaintiff's Motion for Consolidation] 02/04/2005 (S.D. Ohio)
EE-OH-0042-0011.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Opinion and Order [Regarding Defendants' Motions to Dismiss] 01/09/2006 (2006 WL 2785774) (S.D. Ohio)
EE-OH-0042-0006.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Consent Decree 04/05/2007
EE-OH-0042-0007.pdf | Detail
EEOC Press Release 04/05/2007
EE-OH-0042-0008.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 Naville, Michael G. (Indiana)
EE-OH-0042-0004

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