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Case Name EEOC v. Magic Toyota EE-FL-0081
Docket / Court 6:05-cv-1452-ORL-28K ( M.D. Fla. )
State/Territory Florida
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 2005, the Miami District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against the new and used car dealer FLTVT, LLC, formerly known as Magic Toyota, doing business as David Maus Toyota, in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida alleging discrimination on the basis of race, ... read more >
In September 2005, the Miami District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against the new and used car dealer FLTVT, LLC, formerly known as Magic Toyota, doing business as David Maus Toyota, in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida alleging discrimination on the basis of race, black, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged the defendant fired or demoted the complaining parties based upon their race rather than for the economic purposes claimed by the defendant. The plaintiffs intervened in the lawsuit in January 2006, including allegations of violations of Florida's Civil Rights Act and defamation by the defendant against one complaining party by circulating a rumor that the complaining party had falsified financial documents to other dealerships in central Florida. Following discovery and a partial finding of summary judgment for the plaintiffs regarding their hostile work environment claims, the issue was tried by a jury in November 2007. The jury found in favor of the defendants, and the bill of costs was taxed against the EEOC and plaintiffs.

David Friedman - 04/10/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Discrimination-area
Demotion
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
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) FLTVT, LLC
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 2007
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)
6:05-cv-01452-JA-KRS (M.D. Fla.) 12/04/2007
EE-FL-0081-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/29/2005
EE-FL-0081-0001 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Plaintiffs/Intervenors' [] Verified Complaint and Demand for Jury Trial 01/09/2006
EE-FL-0081-0002 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [Denying Motion to Compel] 05/18/2007 (M.D. Fla.)
EE-FL-0081-0003 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [Denying Motion to Compel] 07/10/2007 (M.D. Fla.)
EE-FL-0081-0004 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [Dismissing Defamation Claim] 08/09/2007 (M.D. Fla.)
EE-FL-0081-0005 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [re: Summary Judgment] 10/18/2007 (2007 WL 3047136) (M.D. Fla.)
EE-FL-0081-0006 PDF | WESTLAW | Detail
Judgment in a Civil Case 11/19/2007 (M.D. Fla.)
EE-FL-0081-0007 PDF | Detail
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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