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Case Name EEOC v. SEARS, ROEBUCK & CO. EE-NC-0099
Docket / Court 1:01-CV-00833 ( M.D. N.C. )
State/Territory North Carolina
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 2001, the Charlotte Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against Sears, Roebuck and Co. in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina. We do not have a copy of the complaint; therefore, the exact allegations involved are unknown. Following some discovery and ... read more >
In September 2001, the Charlotte Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against Sears, Roebuck and Co. in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina. We do not have a copy of the complaint; therefore, the exact allegations involved are unknown. Following some discovery and mediation, the parties settled the lawsuit in January 2003 through a consent decree. We do not have a copy of the consent decree; therefore, the exact remedies involved are unknown. However, it appears from the docket that the one year decree, containing anti-discrimination and retaliation language, required the defendant to continue its training program and pay the complaining party $20,000.

David Friedman - 01/31/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Provide antidiscrimination training
Retaliation Prohibition
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action None on record
Defendant(s) Sears, Roebuck and Co.
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
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 2002 - 2003
Case Closing Year 2002
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)
1:01-cv-00833 (M.D. N.C.) 01/14/2003
EE-NC-0099-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Order of Dismissal with Prejudice 01/14/2003 (M.D. N.C.)
EE-NC-0099-0001 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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