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Case Name EEOC v. VON MAUR EE-IA-0017
Docket / Court 06-CV-00182 ( S.D. Iowa )
State/Territory Iowa
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In April 2006 the Milwaukee office of the EEOC brought this suit in U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa, alleging that the defendant, Von Maur, Inc., violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act by failing to hire black applicants because of their race. In July 2006, the case was ... read more >
In April 2006 the Milwaukee office of the EEOC brought this suit in U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa, alleging that the defendant, Von Maur, Inc., violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act by failing to hire black applicants because of their race. In July 2006, the case was consolidated for the purpose of discovery with a separate private action brought against Von Maur in the Southern District of Iowa (3:04-cv-00159). As of April 22, 2008, both cases were still ongoing.

Daisy Manning - 10/21/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Discrimination-area
Hiring
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
No EEOC Final Resolution Type
General
Disparate Treatment
Pattern or Practice
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e
State law
State Anti-Discrimination Law
42 U.S.C. § 1981
Defendant(s) Von Maur 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 None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None yet
Source of Relief None yet
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year n/a
Case Ongoing Yes
Case Listing EE-IA-0020 : Ward et al v. Von Maur Inc (S.D. Iowa)
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)
4:06-cv-00182-RP-RAW (S.D. Iowa) 09/04/2007
EE-IA-0017-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 04/19/2006
EE-IA-0017-0001.pdf | Detail
Ruling on Defendant's Motion to Strike Expert Opinions or Compel Production of EEO-1 Reports 04/04/2008 (S.D. Iowa)
EE-IA-0017-0002.pdf | Detail
Protective Order Pertaining to EEO-1 Reports 04/04/2008 (S.D. Iowa)
EE-IA-0017-0003.pdf | Detail
Judges Walters, Ross A. (S.D. Iowa) [Magistrate]
EE-IA-0017-0002 | EE-IA-0017-0003
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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