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Case Name EEOC v. BLOCKBUSTER VIDEO EE-AZ-0019
Docket / Court CIV 03 1889 PCT MHM ( D. Ariz. )
State/Territory Arizona
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 2003, the Phoenix Office of the EEOC brought this lawsuit against Mohawk Entertainment LLC and Mohave Entertainment Inc., doing business as Blockbuster Videos Inc., in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona alleging discrimination on the basis of sex in violation of Title ... read more >
In September 2003, the Phoenix Office of the EEOC brought this lawsuit against Mohawk Entertainment LLC and Mohave Entertainment Inc., doing business as Blockbuster Videos Inc., in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona alleging discrimination on the basis of sex in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. We do not have a copy of the complaint; therefore, the exact allegations involved are unknown. Following some discovery and a few scheduling conferences, the parties settled the lawsuit in October 2004 through a consent decree.

We do not have a copy of the consent decree; therefore, the full remedies granted are unknown. However, it appears from the docket that the two-year decree, containing an anti-discrimination and anti-retaliation clause, required the defendant to pay $30,000 to be distributed among the complaining individuals.

David Friedman - 12/08/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
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) Mohave Entertainment Inc.
Mowhawk Entertainment 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 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 - 2006
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)
3:03-cv-01889-MHM (D. Ariz.) 10/08/2004
EE-AZ-0019-9000 PDF | Detail
General Documents
No documents currently in the collection
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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