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Case Name EEOC v. DOLLAR GENERAL CORPORATION EE-NC-0029
Docket / Court 1:01-CV-00918 ( M.D. N.C. )
State/Territory North Carolina
Case Type(s) Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Charlotte District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Dollar General Corporation, doing business as Dollar General Stores, in September 2001 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina. The case was transferred to the Middle District of North Carolina. The ... read more >
The Charlotte District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Dollar General Corporation, doing business as Dollar General Stores, in September 2001 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina. The case was transferred to the Middle District of North Carolina. The complaint an alleged unlawful termination of an employee based on her mental disabilities in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Each party filed a motion for summary judgment on the same day in November 2002. Both motions for summary judgment were denied in March and less than two months later, in May 2003 the case was settled. The settlement agreement included basically only monetary relief. The defendant was to give the complainant $45,000 which would be placed in a special needs trust for her. The other provisions for relief included the defendant discussing the ADA in the company newsletter as well as to continue the training they already have in place.

Kevin Wilemon - 08/14/2007


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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) Dollar General Corporation
Dollar General Corporation
Dollar General 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 Voluntary Dismissal
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)
5:01-cv-00170-CH (W.D.N.C.) 09/28/2001
EE-NC-0029-9001 PDF | Detail
1:01-cv-00918-JAB (M.D. N.C.) 03/30/2006
EE-NC-0029-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/26/2001
EE-NC-0029-0003 PDF | Detail
Order [Denying Summary Judgment] 03/20/2003 (M.D. N.C.)
EE-NC-0029-0002 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum Opinion [re: Summary Judgment] 03/20/2003 (252 F.Supp.2d 277) (M.D. N.C.)
EE-NC-0029-0004 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
Settlement Agreement and Order of Dismissal 05/08/2003
EE-NC-0029-0001 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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