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Case Name EEOC v. INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 194 OF LAKEVILLE, MN EE-MN-0021
Docket / Court 0:05-cv-02086-RHK-JSM ( D. Minn. )
State/Territory Minnesota
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
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Case Summary
The Minneapolis District Office brought this action in the U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, against Independent School District No. 194 of Lakeville MN. The complaint, filed in September 2005, alleged age discrimination in violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967. ... read more >
The Minneapolis District Office brought this action in the U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, against Independent School District No. 194 of Lakeville MN. The complaint, filed in September 2005, alleged age discrimination in violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967. Specifically, the complaint alleged Defendant discriminated against the class members by paying an early retirement incentive cash benefit and retiree health insurance premium benefits which had been reduced because of age. Teachers were eligible for benefits at age fifty-five, with twenty years of service, and the benefits were reduced with the employee's age, with retiring employees receiving 100% of benefits at age fifty-five and losing 5% for each additional year the employee waited to retire.

Almost concurrent with the complaint, parties jointly submitted a proposed consent decree, which the Court signed five days later. The decree, which was valid for 5 years, included non-discrimination and non-retaliation provisions and, in addition, provided for posting of a non-discrimination notice and monitoring of Defendant's compliance by the EEOC. Defendant also agreed to pay a total of $47,195.54 to the class members, including $33,141 in back pay and $14,054.30 in interest.

Shankar Viswanathan - 06/05/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action None on record
Defendant(s) Independent School District No. 194 of Lakeville, MN
Plaintiff Description Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations None on record
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 2005 - 2010
Case Closing Year n/a
Case Ongoing No
Case Listing EE-MN-0022 : EEOC v. INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 196 OF ROSEMOUNT, MN (D. Minn.)
EE-MN-0023 : EEOC v. INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 2134 (OF WELLS, MN) (D. Minn.)
EE-MN-0024 : EEOC v. INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 2144 OF LINDSTROM, MN (D. Minn.)
EE-MN-0025 : EEOC v. INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 2174 OF PINE RIVER, MN (D. Minn.)
EE-MN-0026 : EEOC v. INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 271 OF BLOOMINGTON, MN (D. Minn.)
EE-MN-0027 : EEOC v. INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 75 OF ST. CLAIR, MN (D. Minn.)
EE-MN-0028 : EEOC v. INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 756 OF BLOOMING PRAIRIE, MN (D. Minn.)
EE-MN-0029 : EEOC v. INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 761 OF OWATONNA, MN (D. Minn.)
EE-MN-0030 : EEOC v. INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 857 OF LEWISTON, MN (D. Minn.)
EE-MN-0031 : EEOC v. INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 834 OF STILLWATER, MN (D. Minn.)
EE-MN-0032 : EEOC v. INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 482 OF LITTLE FALLS, MN (D. Minn.)
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)
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  Second Generation Employment Discrimination: A Structural Approach
By: Susan Sturm (Columbia Law School)
Citation: 101 Colum. L. Rev. 458 (2001)
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Docket(s)
05-2086-cv-RHK/JSM (D. Minn.) 09/20/2005
EE-MN-0021-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/12/2005
EE-MN-0021-0001.pdf | Detail
Consent Judgment 09/15/2005
EE-MN-0021-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Amended Consent Judgment 09/20/2005
EE-MN-0021-0003.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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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