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Case Name EEOC v. K&B LOUISIANA CORPORATION (d/b/a RITE AID) EE-LA-0073
Docket / Court 3:00-cv-02238-RGJ-KLH ( W.D. La. )
State/Territory Louisiana
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 2000, the New Orleans District Office and Houston Office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commision (EEOC) filed this lawsuit against drug store Rite Aid Corp. and K & B Louisiana Corp, doing business as Rite Aid Corp., in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of ... read more >
In September 2000, the New Orleans District Office and Houston Office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commision (EEOC) filed this lawsuit against drug store Rite Aid Corp. and K & B Louisiana Corp, doing business as Rite Aid Corp., in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana alleging discrimination on the basis of gender in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the fourth amended complaint alleged that the defendant did not consider rehiring the complaining party when a new store opened since it believed a male would be better able to meet the physical demands of a Liquor Department Clerk.

Following four amendments of the complaint by the EEOC, one motion for summary judgment that was granted in part and another that was denied, and a $1,820 fine against the EEOC for excessive discovery that was upheld by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the case was heard before the judge in July 2002. The judge held that the EEOC prevailed against the defendant for engaging in an unlawful employment practice but ordered that no relief be awarded since the EEOC failed to prove cognizable danger existed
that Rite Aid would in the future take sex into account in making an employment decision. Both parties appealed the judgment to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in September 2002, which affirmed the District Court's decision in October 2002.

Justin Kanter - 04/22/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Discrimination-area
Hiring
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) K & B Louisiana Corp
Rite Aid Corp
Plaintiff Description Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of a female employee
Indexed Lawyer Organizations EEOC
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None
Source of Relief Litigation
None
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 2002
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)
02-30960 (U.S. Court of Appeals) 11/10/2003
EE-LA-0073-9001.pdf | Detail
3:00-cv-02238-RGJ-KLH (W.D. La.) 04/05/2007
EE-LA-0073-9000.pdf | Detail
General Documents
Complaint 09/29/2000
EE-LA-0073-0001.pdf | Detail
Amended Complaint 12/29/2000
EE-LA-0073-0002.pdf | Detail
Memorandum Ruling [Regarding Defendant's Motion for Protective Order] 02/15/2001 (W.D. La.)
EE-LA-0073-0003.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Second Amended Complaint 06/12/2001
EE-LA-0073-0004.pdf | Detail
Ruling [Regarding Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment] 08/21/2001 (W.D. La.)
EE-LA-0073-0005.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Ruling [Regarding Defendant's Second Motion for Summary Judgment] 11/15/2001 (W.D. La.)
EE-LA-0073-0006.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Ruling and Order [Regarding Plaintiff's Motions for Protective Order and/or to Quash] 03/07/2002 (W.D. La.)
EE-LA-0073-0007.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Ruling [Regarding Defendant's Objections to March 7, 2002, Ruling] 03/29/2002
EE-LA-0073-0008.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Third Amended Complaint 04/02/2002
EE-LA-0073-0009.pdf | Detail
Fourth Amended Complaint 05/10/2002
EE-LA-0073-0010.pdf | Detail
Opinion [Stating Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law] 07/30/2002 (W.D. La.)
EE-LA-0073-0011.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judgment [Court of Appeals] 09/16/2003 (75 Fed.Appx. 285)
EE-LA-0073-0012.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Judges Hayes, Karen L. (W.D. La.) [Magistrate]
EE-LA-0073-0007 | EE-LA-0073-9000
James, Robert Gillespie (W.D. La.)
EE-LA-0073-0005 | EE-LA-0073-0006 | EE-LA-0073-0008 | EE-LA-0073-0011 | EE-LA-0073-9000 | EE-LA-0073-9001
Kirk, James D. (W.D. La.) [Magistrate]
EE-LA-0073-0003
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Bruner, Paula R (District of Columbia)
EE-LA-0073-9001
Butler, Michelle T (Louisiana)
EE-LA-0073-0001 | EE-LA-0073-0002 | EE-LA-0073-0004 | EE-LA-0073-0009 | EE-LA-0073-0010 | EE-LA-0073-9000
Carter, Yancy A (Louisiana)
EE-LA-0073-0001 | EE-LA-0073-0002 | EE-LA-0073-0004 | EE-LA-0073-0009 | EE-LA-0073-0010 | EE-LA-0073-9000
Hill, Keith T. (Texas)
EE-LA-0073-0001 | EE-LA-0073-0002 | EE-LA-0073-0004 | EE-LA-0073-0009 | EE-LA-0073-0010 | EE-LA-0073-9000
Reams, Gwendolyn Young (District of Columbia)
EE-LA-0073-0004 | EE-LA-0073-0009 | EE-LA-0073-0010
Stewart, C. Gregory (District of Columbia)
EE-LA-0073-0001 | EE-LA-0073-0002
Thornton, Lillian M (Louisiana)
EE-LA-0073-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Deforest, Ginger K (Louisiana)
EE-LA-0073-9000
Fagan, George D (Louisiana)
EE-LA-0073-9000 | EE-LA-0073-9001
Other Lawyers None on record

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