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Case Name EEOC v. LENNAR HOMES OF ARIZONA INC EE-AZ-0067
Docket / Court 2:03-cv-01827-DGC ( D. Ariz. )
State/Territory Arizona
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 2003, the Phoenix District Office and Denver Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against Lennar Homes of Arizona, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona alleging violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Complainants allege that their positions as ... read more >
In September 2003, the Phoenix District Office and Denver Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against Lennar Homes of Arizona, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona alleging violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Complainants allege that their positions as Sales Consultants were terminated, by the defendant, despite their records of high performance. Additionally, complainants allege that the defendant hired younger and less experienced representatives to take their place.

Following extensive discovery and a series of failed motions for partial summary judgment by the defendant, the parties settlted the lawsuit in July 2006 through a consent decree.

The one-year decree, containing an anti-retaliaton clause, required the defendant to: make biannual compliance reports, keep records of compliance, provide complainants with references, post notice of employee rights, provide a training seminar regarding the ADEA to Phoenix employees, and pay $425,000 to be distributed among five individuals.

Jason Chester - 03/06/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
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) Lennar Homes of Arizona, Inc.
Lennar Homes of Arizona, 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 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 2006 - 2007
Case Closing Year 2006
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)
2:03-cv-01827-DGC (D. Ariz.) 07/18/2006
EE-AZ-0067-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/18/2003
EE-AZ-0067-0003 PDF | Detail
Document Source: District Court
Order [Regarding Motions for Summary Judgment, etc] 09/30/2005 (2005 WL 6788667) (D. Ariz.)
EE-AZ-0067-0001 PDF | WESTLAW | Detail
Consent Decree 07/17/2006
EE-AZ-0067-0002 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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