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Case Name EEOC v. American International Group [AIG], Inc. EE-PA-0005
Docket / Court 2:05-cv-05032-LS ( E.D. Pa. )
State/Territory Pennsylvania
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 2004, the Philadelphia District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against AIG Marketing, Inc., a subsidiary of American International Group, Inc., in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania alleging discrimination on the basis of race in violation of Title ... read more >
In September 2004, the Philadelphia District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against AIG Marketing, Inc., a subsidiary of American International Group, Inc., in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania alleging discrimination on the basis of race in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged the defendant promoted white female employees instead of claimants, African-American female employees, and terminated one of the charging parties in retaliation for her complaints about the behavior. Following discovery and a motion for summary judgment by the defendant, the parties settled the dispute in December 2006 through a consent decree. The consent decree awarded more than $78,500 in backpay to two complainants. The consent decree also required posting of notice, training for employees who handle complaints, and refraining from discrimination or retaliation The complainants were also given neutral references.

Kevin Wilemon - 10/02/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Promotion
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) AIG Marketing, Inc
AIG Marketing, 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 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 2006 - 2008
Case Closing Year 2006
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)
2:05-cv-05032-LS (E.D. Pa.) 12/13/2006
EE-PA-0005-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/21/2005
EE-PA-0005-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree 12/05/2006
EE-PA-0005-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Caracappa, Linda K. (E.D. Pa.) [Magistrate]
EE-PA-0005-9000
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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