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Case Name EEOC v. WAL-MART STORES, INC. EE-AZ-0120
Docket / Court 4:96-cv-00741-WDB ( D. Ariz. )
State/Territory Arizona
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC's Phoenix district office sued Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., on December 23, 1996 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona; the case was apparently a sex discrimination case brought under Title VII. The defendant filed two motions for summary judgment on the issue of punitive ... read more >
The EEOC's Phoenix district office sued Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., on December 23, 1996 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona; the case was apparently a sex discrimination case brought under Title VII. The defendant filed two motions for summary judgment on the issue of punitive damages, one in September 1998 and the other in March, 2000. The court denied the first and failed to rule on the second. The parties went to trial on May 8, 2000 and the jury ultimately ruled for the defendant on May 11, 2000.

Kevin Wilemon - 07/18/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
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. § 2000e
42 U.S.C. § 1981
Defendant(s) Wal Mart Stores Inc.
Plaintiff Description EEOC
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 2000
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)
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  Second Generation Employment Discrimination: A Structural Approach
By: Susan Sturm (Columbia Law School)
Citation: 101 Colum. L. Rev. 458 (2001)
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Docket(s)
4:96-cv-00741-WDB (D. Ariz.) 01/29/2001
EE-AZ-0120-9000 PDF | Detail
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General Documents
No documents currently in the collection
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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