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Case Name EEOC v. SPITZER MANAGEMENT, INC. EE-OH-0066
Docket / Court 1:06-cv-02337-AA ( N.D. Ohio )
State/Territory Ohio
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Philadelphia district office of the EEOC brought this suit against Spitzer Management, Inc., an auto dealership, in September 2006 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. The complaint alleged that Spitzer management had created a hostile work environment for employees by ... read more >
The Philadelphia district office of the EEOC brought this suit against Spitzer Management, Inc., an auto dealership, in September 2006 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. The complaint alleged that Spitzer management had created a hostile work environment for employees by harassing a Nigerian complainant, a Korean complainant, and other employees based on their national origin. The complaint also alleged that Spitzer constructively discharged the Korean employee on the basis of his ethnicity. The case is still ongoing in the district court as of April 22, 2008. In January 2007 a trial date was set for September 28, 2009, an amended complaint was filed in August 2007, and the most recent occurrence was the switching of the magistrate judge associated with the case, in March 2008.

Shankar Viswanathan - 05/29/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
National origin discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
No EEOC Final Resolution Type
General
Disparate Treatment
National Origin/Ethnicity
Other
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Race
Asian/Pacific Islander
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Spitzer Management, Inc.
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 None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None yet
Source of Relief None yet
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year n/a
Case Ongoing Yes
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)
1:06-cv-02337-AA (N.D. Ohio) 03/04/2008
EE-OH-0066-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/27/2006
EE-OH-0066-0001.pdf | Detail
Amended Complaint and Jury Demand 08/10/2007
EE-OH-0066-0002.pdf | Detail
Judges Hemann, Patricia A. (N.D. Ohio) [Magistrate]
EE-OH-0066-9000
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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