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Case Name EEOC V. LAIDLAW, INC. EE-WA-0049
Docket / Court 2:02-cv-00468-TSZ ( W.D. Wash. )
State/Territory Washington
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Seattle District Office of the EEOC brought this Title VII suit against Laidlaw Inc., a school bus company, in March 2002, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington. The complaint alleged that the defendant discriminated against her because of sex. The ... read more >
The Seattle District Office of the EEOC brought this Title VII suit against Laidlaw Inc., a school bus company, in March 2002, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington. The complaint alleged that the defendant discriminated against her because of sex. The complainant intervened in the suit in May 2002 adding causes of action under the Washington Law Against Discrimination and state tort law. The defendant moved for summary judgment, which was granted in part and denied in part. The case went to trial in June 2003 and the court issued a judgment in favor of the plaintiff on claims under federal and state law, but for the defendant on the issues of punitive and injunctive relief. The court ordered an amended judgment a year later that required the defendant to offset adverse tax consequences of the damages, which were $3,029.78 in economic damages and $30,000 in non-economic damages. All parties filed notices of appeals in September 2004, but dismissed the appeals in October 2004.

Kevin Wilemon - 06/01/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Discrimination-area
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
State law
State Anti-Discrimination Law
Defendant(s) Laidlaw Educatioin Services
Laidlaw Education Services
Laidlaw Education Services
Laidlaw Inc.
Laidlaw, 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
Source of Relief Litigation
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 2003
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)
2:02-cv-00468-TSZ (W.D. Wash.) 08/11/2005
EE-WA-0049-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 03/01/2002
EE-WA-0049-0001 PDF | Detail
Complaint by Plaintiff in Intervention Sheryl Everson 05/31/2002
EE-WA-0049-0004 PDF | Detail
Order 04/01/2003 (W.D. Wash.)
EE-WA-0049-0010 PDF | Detail
Judgment in a Civil Case 07/22/2003 (W.D. Wash.)
EE-WA-0049-0013 PDF | Detail
Amended Judgment in a Civil Case 06/15/2004 (W.D. Wash.)
EE-WA-0049-0017 PDF | Detail
Order 10/20/2004
EE-WA-0049-0018 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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