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Case Name EEOC v. SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY EE-MN-0060
Docket / Court 0:02-cv-01288-PAM-RLE ( D. Minn. )
State/Territory Minnesota
Case Type(s) Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Milwaukee District Office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, against Seagate Technology. The complaint was filed in June 2002 and the EEOC alleged that a complainant was discriminated against based on his disability, in violation of the ... read more >
The Milwaukee District Office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, against Seagate Technology. The complaint was filed in June 2002 and the EEOC alleged that a complainant was discriminated against based on his disability, in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. In August 2003 Defendant moved for summary judgment. Defendant's motion for summary judgment was granted in October 2003 and the case was dismissed. The EEOC then gave notice of appeal in December 2003 but the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit dismissed the appeal pursuant to the EEOC's request.

Shankar Viswanathan - 08/01/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discrimination-basis
Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. ยงยง 12111 et seq.
Defendant(s) Seagate Technology, 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 Defendant
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None
Source of Relief None
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 2003
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)
0:02-cv-01288-PAM-RLE (D. Minn.) 03/12/2004
EE-MN-0060-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Protective Order 04/11/2003 (D. Minn.)
EE-MN-0060-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judgment in a Civil Case 10/23/2003 (D. Minn.)
EE-MN-0060-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum and Order 10/23/2003 (2003 WL 22454440 / 2003 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 19273) (D. Minn.)
EE-MN-0060-0004.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Judgment [Court of Appeals] 03/12/2004
EE-MN-0060-0003.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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