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Case Name EEOC v. ESTES OIL COMPANY EE-AL-0028
Docket / Court 3:98-cv-00774-JFG ( N.D. Ala. )
State/Territory Alabama
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC's Birmingham office filed this suit on March 31, 1998 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, Northwestern Division. The EEOC alleged that defendant Estes Oil Company, Inc., violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act by discriminating against a class of female ... read more >
The EEOC's Birmingham office filed this suit on March 31, 1998 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, Northwestern Division. The EEOC alleged that defendant Estes Oil Company, Inc., violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act by discriminating against a class of female employees. Soon after filing, one complainant intervened in the suit. The second complainant later intervened, but the defendant alleged that a settlement had already been reached with that complainant. The court granted the motion to intervene but also granted the defendant's motion to enforce the previously reached settlement agreement. The second complainant settled for $12,000 according to the findings and recommendation resulting from the hearing to enforce the settlement agreement. No other available documents revealed the extent of the defendant's settlement. By February of 2000, all claims were resolved.

Jason Chester - 10/06/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Discrimination-area
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Edward Estes
Estes Oil Company
Plaintiff Description Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations EEOC
Class action status sought Unknown
Class action status granted Unknown
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Damages
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Voluntary Dismissal
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)
[ 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)
3:98-cv-00774-JFG (N.D. Ala.) 02/22/2000
EE-AL-0028-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Order [Granting Motion to Intervene] 08/06/1999 (N.D. Ala.)
EE-AL-0028-0001 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Dismissing Fewer Than All Claims 12/28/1999 (N.D. Ala.)
EE-AL-0028-0002 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Findings and Recommendation 01/05/2000
EE-AL-0028-0003 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order of Dismissal 01/26/2000 (N.D. Ala.)
EE-AL-0028-0004 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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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