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Case Name EEOC v. SISTERS OF PROVIDENCE HOSPITAL EE-AK-0005
Docket / Court A96 358CV HRH ( D. Alaska )
State/Territory Alaska
Case Type(s) Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC's Seattle office filed this suit on October 2, 1996 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska. The EEOC alleged that the defendant, Sisters of Providence Hospital, Anchorage, violated the ADA by terminating the complainant. The complainant had been on medical leave after ... read more >
The EEOC's Seattle office filed this suit on October 2, 1996 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska. The EEOC alleged that the defendant, Sisters of Providence Hospital, Anchorage, violated the ADA by terminating the complainant. The complainant had been on medical leave after suffering a stroke. He was terminated at the end of his allotted leave because he did not apply for an extension.

The defendant filed two motions for summary judgment and the EEOC filed one partial motion for summary judgment. The defendant's first motion for summary judgment was denied, but its second motion was granted. The EEOC's partial motion for summary judgment was denied. After the court granted the defendant's motion for summary judgment, it dismissed the plaintiff's complaint with prejudice on April 6, 1998. The EEOC appealed the District Court's ruling. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the lower court's decision on November 9, 1999.

EEOC v. Sisters of Providence Hospital, No. 98-35506, 191 F.3d 460 (9th Cir. 2003).

William Burns - 08/18/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discrimination-basis
Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. ยงยง 12111 et seq.
Defendant(s) Sisters of Providence Hospital, Anchorage
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 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 1998
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)
A96-0358-CV (HRH) (D. Alaska) 01/31/2000
EE-AK-0005-9000 PDF | Detail
General Documents
Memorandum [From the Court of Appeals] 09/03/1999 (191 F.3d 460)
EE-AK-0005-0001 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | 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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