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Case Name EEOC v. NEW MEXICO NEWSPAPERS, INC. (d/b/a THE DAILY TIMES) EE-NM-0036
Docket / Court 1:00-cv-00469-LH-RLP ( D.N.M. )
State/Territory New Mexico
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In March 2000, the Albuquerque and Phoenix District Offices of the EEOC brought this lawsuit against New Mexico Newspapers Inc., doing businesses as The Daily Times, and its successors Garden State Newspapers, Inc. and NorthWest New Mexico Publishing Company in the U.S. District Court for the ... read more >
In March 2000, the Albuquerque and Phoenix District Offices of the EEOC brought this lawsuit against New Mexico Newspapers Inc., doing businesses as The Daily Times, and its successors Garden State Newspapers, Inc. and NorthWest New Mexico Publishing Company in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico alleging discrimination on the basis of religion in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the EEOC alleged that defendant's religious practices caused it to discriminate and retaliate against complainants, create a hostile work environment, making hiring, promotional, disciplinary, and discharge decisions based upon religion, and generally discriminating against applicants and employees on the basis of religion. Following some discovery, the parties settled the case in February 2001 through a settlement agreement. According to the settlement agreement, the defendant agreed to pay $175,000 to be divided among 4 individuals.

David Friedman - 11/01/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discipline
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Hiring
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
Pay / Benefits
Promotion
Discrimination-basis
Religion discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Pattern or Practice
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Garden State Newspapers, Inc.
New Mexico Newspapers Inc.
NortWest New Mexico Publishing Company
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
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Voluntary Dismissal
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 2001
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)
1:00-cv-00469-LH-RLP (D.N.M.) 02/21/2001
EE-NM-0036-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 03/31/2000
EE-NM-0036-0001 PDF | Detail
Stipulation for Dismissal and Settlement Agreement 02/21/2001
EE-NM-0036-0002 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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