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Case Name EEOC v. SWENK-TUTTLE PRESS, INC. EE-MI-0148
Docket / Court 97-70679 ( E.D. Mich. )
State/Territory Michigan
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In February 1997, the Detroit office of the EEOC brought this EPA suit against Swenk-Tuttle Press, Inc., a commercial printing company, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. The complaint alleged that the defendant discriminated against the claimants (females)by paying ... read more >
In February 1997, the Detroit office of the EEOC brought this EPA suit against Swenk-Tuttle Press, Inc., a commercial printing company, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. The complaint alleged that the defendant discriminated against the claimants (females)by paying them less than a male employee who did similar work to them and retaliated against one of the claimants by moving her to a different shift. After the court granted discovery motions from both parties, the court granted the defendant's January 1998 motion for summary judgment in April 1998. The EEOC appealed the district court's decision, and the U.S. Court of Appeals remanded the case back to the district court at the request of the parties and the district court. After the district court judge granted the parties' 60(b) motion, the parties reached a settlement agreement in July 1999. The agreement required the defendant to pay the claimants $25,000.

Lionel Joiner - 08/01/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Discrimination-area
Pay / Benefits
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Equal Pay Act, 29 U.S.C. ยง 206(d)
Defendant(s) Swenk-Tuttle Press, 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 None
Source of Relief None
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 1998
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)
2:97-cv-70679-JCO (E.D. Mich.) 07/07/1999
EE-MI-0148-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Judgment 04/01/1998 (E.D. Mich.)
EE-MI-0148-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Opinion and Order Granting Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment 04/01/1998 (E.D. Mich.)
EE-MI-0148-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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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