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Case Name EEOC v. MBNA American Bank NA EE-DE-0020
Docket / Court 1:04-cv-00425-SLR ( D. Del. )
State/Territory Delaware
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC filed this suit on June 23, 2004 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware. The EEOC alleged that the defendant MBNA America Bank NA, a subsidiary of MBNA Corporation, violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act when it subjected the complainant, a native of India, to a ... read more >
The EEOC filed this suit on June 23, 2004 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware. The EEOC alleged that the defendant MBNA America Bank NA, a subsidiary of MBNA Corporation, violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act when it subjected the complainant, a native of India, to a hostile work environment and discharged him in retaliation. The defendant filed a motion for summary judgment, but the motion was denied by the court on September 29, 2006. E.E.O.C. v. MBNA America Bank, N.A., 2006 WL 2801879 (D.Del.).

On February 7, 2007 the parties notified the court of settlement. A proposed consent decree was filed on March 16, 2007 and the court entered it into the record on March 27, 2007. The defendant agreed to pay the complainant $147,000, provide training for supervisory employees in complainant's former department, and post notice of EEO rights during the 36 month decree.

Jason Chester - 08/22/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
National origin discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
National Origin/Ethnicity
Indian
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) MBNA America Bank NA
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
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 2007 - 2010
Case Closing Year 2007
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)
1:04-cv-00425-SLR (D. Del.) 03/27/2007
EE-DE-0020-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Memorandum Opinion 09/29/2006 (2006 WL 2801879 / 2006 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 71005) (D. Del.)
EE-DE-0020-0002.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Consent Decree 03/27/2007
EE-DE-0020-0001.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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