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Case Name EEOC v. MEADOWVIEW COMMUNITY ACTION, INC. EE-CA-0139
Docket / Court 2:06-cv-01562-GEB-GGH ( E.D. Cal. )
State/Territory California
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
On July 13, 2006, the San Francisco office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit under Title VII against Meadowview Community Action, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California. The EEOC alleged that the defendants had violated the rights of two ... read more >
On July 13, 2006, the San Francisco office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit under Title VII against Meadowview Community Action, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California. The EEOC alleged that the defendants had violated the rights of two complainants by firing them on the basis of their gender and replacing them with males.

The defendants failed to appear in the case or answer the complaint, and on November 16, 2006, the EEOC filed a motion for a default judgment. The court repeatedly postponed status conferences in the case in order to give the defendants an opportunity to defend themselves from the allegations. On July 3, 2007, the EEOC renewed their motion for a default judgment, and the court granted the motion on March 13, 2008, entering a default judgment against the defendants. The court ordered the defendants to pay each of the complainants $760 in lost wages and $15,000 in damages, for a total of $31,520. Since we have only the docket, complaint, and entry of default in the case, we have no further information on the proceedings.

Kristen Sagar - 04/27/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
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) Meadowview Community Action, 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 2008
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)
2:06-cv-01562-GEB-GGH (E.D. Cal.) 03/13/2008
EE-CA-0139-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 07/13/2006
EE-CA-0139-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Clerks Certificate of Entry of Default 12/13/2006
EE-CA-0139-0002.pdf | Detail
Order 03/13/2008 (2008 WL 683478) (E.D. Cal.)
EE-CA-0139-0003.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Judges None on record
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers O'hara, Cindy S (California)
EE-CA-0139-9000
Peck, Jonathan T. (California)
EE-CA-0139-9000
Defendant's Lawyers None on record
Other Lawyers None on record

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