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Case Name EEOC v. Warfield-Rohr Casket Company, Inc. EE-MD-0129
Docket / Court 1:01-cv-02872-WMN ( D. Md. )
State/Territory Maryland
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Baltimore Field Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Warfield-Rohl Casket Company, Inc., which manufactures caskets, in September 2001, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. The suit alleged that the complainant, a 56 year old male, was fired from his job as a ... read more >
The Baltimore Field Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Warfield-Rohl Casket Company, Inc., which manufactures caskets, in September 2001, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. The suit alleged that the complainant, a 56 year old male, was fired from his job as a foreman at the company's trimming division because of his age in violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. The defendant filed a motion for summary judgment, which was granted, before the case went to trial. The EEOC appealed the decision to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, which reversed and remanded the case. EEOC v. Warfield-Rohr Casket Co., 364 F.3d 160 (4th Cir. 2004). After a four day trial the jury returned a verdict for the plaintiff, in March 2005, in the amount of $397,948.75 plus a 3.2% annual interest rate. During the trial both parties moved for two judgments as a matter of law each, and after the jury verdict the defendant moved for yet another judgment as a matter of law, and was denied. The EEOC also moved for equitable relief after the trial in the form of an injunction preventing the defendant from discriminating on the basis of age and requiring a posting of notice, both of which were granted.

Kevin Wilemon - 06/26/2007


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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
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discrimination-basis
Age discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), 29 U.S.C. ยงยง 621 et seq.
Defendant(s) Warfield-Rohr Casket Company
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 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)
03-1648 (U.S. Court of Appeals) 10/26/2005
EE-MD-0129-9001.pdf | Detail
1:01-cv-02872-WMN (D. Md.) 01/19/2006
EE-MD-0129-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Order 03/17/2003 (D. Md.)
EE-MD-0129-0002.pdf | Detail
Memorandum [Regarding Plaintiff's Motion for Summary Judgment and Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment] 03/17/2003 (2003 WL 25720868) (D. Md.)
EE-MD-0129-0005.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Court of Appeals Decision [Reversing and Remanding] 04/08/2004 (364 F.3d 160)
EE-MD-0129-0009.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
Order of Judgment 03/03/2005 (D. Md.)
EE-MD-0129-0003.pdf | Detail
EEOC Wins Jury Verdict of Nearly $400,000 for Older Worker Fired by Casket Company 03/04/2005
EE-MD-0129-0001.pdf | Detail
Verdict Form [And Answers] 03/08/2005
EE-MD-0129-0006.pdf | Detail
Memorandum [Regarding Defendant's Motion for Judgment as a Matter of Law or For a New Trial] 06/29/2005 (D. Md.)
EE-MD-0129-0008.pdf | Detail
Memorandum and Order [Regarding Plaintiff's Motion to Clarify the March 3, 2005, Order] 01/12/2006 (D. Md.)
EE-MD-0129-0007.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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