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Case Name EEOC v. CEDARS HEALTHCARE GROUP dba COLUMBIA CEDARS EE-FL-0023
Docket / Court 02-22913-CIV-GRAHAM ( S.D. Fla. )
State/Territory Florida
Case Type(s) Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
On September 30, 2002, the Miami office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit under the Americans with Disabilities Act against Cedars Healthcare Group, Ltd. in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. The EEOC alleged that the defendants had violated ... read more >
On September 30, 2002, the Miami office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit under the Americans with Disabilities Act against Cedars Healthcare Group, Ltd. in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. The EEOC alleged that the defendants had violated the rights of the complainant by discriminating against her and discharging her because she had an unspecified disability.

On March 6, 2003, the case was referred to mediation, but the mediation did not result in a settlement. On October 1, 2003, the defendants filed a motion for sanctions against the EEOC, claiming that the EEOC had engaged in constant dilatory tactics, repeatedly failing to hand over information in discovery. On October 9, 2003, the defendant filed for summary judgment.

On December 5, 2003, the district court granted the defendants' motion for sanctions, finding that the EEOC had engaged in inappropriate dilatory tactics. On March 8, 2004, the district court ordered the EEOC to pay the defendants $7,945.50 in legal fees and $1072.04 in costs.

On September 27, 2004, the district court granted summary judgment to the defendants and closed the case. The EEOC appealed the summary judgment order, and on February 13, 2006, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit dismissed the appeal.

Justin Kanter - 03/04/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Discrimination-area
Accommodation / Leave
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discrimination-basis
Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. ยงยง 12111 et seq.
Defendant(s) Cedars Healthcare Group, Ltd.
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 Defendant
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 2004
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)
1:02-cv-22913-DLG (S.D. Fla.) 02/13/2006
EE-FL-0023-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 10/01/2002
EE-FL-0023-0001 PDF | Detail
Order 09/08/2003 (S.D. Fla.)
EE-FL-0023-0002 PDF | Detail
Order 12/08/2003 (S.D. Fla.)
EE-FL-0023-0003 PDF | Detail
Order Granting Motion to Compel 01/30/2004 (S.D. Fla.)
EE-FL-0023-0004 PDF | Detail
Order 09/28/2004 (S.D. Fla.)
EE-FL-0023-0005 PDF | Detail
Appellate Opinion 02/13/2006
EE-FL-0023-0006 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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