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Case Name EEOC v. LIBERTY MARITIME CORPORATION EE-LA-0051
Docket / Court 2:98-cv-03144-AJM ( E.D. La. )
State/Territory Louisiana
Case Type(s) Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In October 1998, the New Orleans District Office of the EEOC brought this lawsuit against Liberty Maritime Corporation alleging discrimination in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. We do not have a copy of the complaint; therefore, the exact allegations involved are unknown. ... read more >
In October 1998, the New Orleans District Office of the EEOC brought this lawsuit against Liberty Maritime Corporation alleging discrimination in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. We do not have a copy of the complaint; therefore, the exact allegations involved are unknown. However, it appears from the consent decree that the complaint alleged the defendant refused to hire individuals complaining of having asbestosis. Following extensive discovery, the parties settled the lawsuit in April 2000 through a consent decree.

The two-year decree, containing an agreement not to retaliate, required the defendant to: report on complaints and pay $251,999.92 to be distributed among 17 individuals and pay for attorney's fees and court costs.

David Friedman - 03/20/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Hiring
Discrimination-basis
Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. ยงยง 12111 et seq.
Defendant(s) Liberty Maritime Corporation
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 - 2002
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)
2:98-cv-03144-AJM (E.D. La.) 04/19/2000
EE-LA-0051-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Consent Decree 04/19/2000
EE-LA-0051-0001.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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