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Case Name EEOC v. Meade Lexus EE-MI-0116
Docket / Court 04-70420 ( E.D. Mich. )
State/Territory Michigan
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In February 2004, the Detroit District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against the car dealership Meade Lexus in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan alleging discrimination on the basis of sex, female, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. ... read more >
In February 2004, the Detroit District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against the car dealership Meade Lexus in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan alleging discrimination on the basis of sex, female, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged the defendant allowed a supervisor to create a hostile work environment. Following the defendant's failed motion to dismiss, the parties settled the lawsuit through a consent decree in September 2004.

The three-year decree, containing anti-discrimination and retaliation clauses, required the defendant to: make compliance reports, post notice, provide EEO training, and pay $85,000 to be distributed according to the EEOC's discretion.

Daisy Manning - 04/16/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Meade Lexus
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 2004 - 2007
Case Closing Year 2004
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)
2:04-cv-70420-AC-RSW (E.D. Mich.) 09/28/2004
EE-MI-0116-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 02/05/2004
EE-MI-0116-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [Denying Defendant's Motion to Dismiss] 08/02/2004 (E.D. Mich.)
EE-MI-0116-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree 09/28/2004
EE-MI-0116-0003.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
First Amended Complaint 09/28/2004
EE-MI-0116-0004.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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