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Case Name EEOC v. LAKESIDE IMPORTS, INC. dba LAKESIDE TOYOTA EE-LA-0049
Docket / Court 99-2884 ( E.D. La. )
State/Territory Louisiana
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The case was brought by the New Orleans office of the EEOC in September 1999 in United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. The complaint alleged that the defendant, Lakeside Imports (dba Lakeside Toyota) violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act by discriminating on the ... read more >
The case was brought by the New Orleans office of the EEOC in September 1999 in United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. The complaint alleged that the defendant, Lakeside Imports (dba Lakeside Toyota) violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act by discriminating on the basis of race and retaliating against employees who complained of the discrimination.

Some of the aggrieved employees filed a private suit in the same district, which was consolidated with this one (see case # 2:99-cv-03733-MVL). In August 2000, the EEOC negotiated a separate settlement with the defendant, and the EEOC's suit was resolved with the entry of a consent decree. The defendant agreed to pay $200,000 to charity, to implement EEO training for its staff, and to provide biannual reports to the EEOC of any allegations of race discrimination or retaliation.

Jason Chester - 10/23/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Race
Race, unspecified
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Lakeside Imports 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 2000 - 2003
Case Closing Year 2000
Case Ongoing No
Case Listing EE-LA-0109 : Duplessis v. Lakeside Imports Inc. (E.D. La.)
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)
2:99-cv-02884-MVL-SS (E.D. La.) 08/18/2000
EE-LA-0049-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Minute Entry with Order Denying Motion for Protective Order and/or to Quash Subpoena 03/31/2000 (E.D. La.)
EE-LA-0049-0001.pdf | Detail
Consolidation order 04/13/2000 (E.D. La.)
EE-LA-0049-0011.pdf | Detail
Document Source: Non-PACER U.S. District Court Website
Minute Entry with Order Denying Plaintiff's Motion for Protective Order 04/18/2000 (E.D. La.)
EE-LA-0049-0002.pdf | Detail
Minute Entry with Order Granting Lakeside Import Motion for Protective Order 04/18/2000 (E.D. La.)
EE-LA-0049-0003.pdf | Detail
Minute Order with Order Dismissing in Part and Granting in Part Motion to Compel Discovery 04/27/2000 (E.D. La.)
EE-LA-0049-0004.pdf | Detail
Protective Order 05/22/2000 (E.D. La.)
EE-LA-0049-0005.pdf | Detail
Minute Entry with Order Denying EEOC's Motion to Reconsider Motion to Compel 05/31/2000 (E.D. La.)
EE-LA-0049-0006.pdf | Detail
Order of Partial Dismissal 06/02/2000 (E.D. La.)
EE-LA-0049-0007.pdf | Detail
Minute Entry with Order [denying motion to dismiss claims of discrimination, motion to dismiss plaintiff's complaints, and motion for summary judgment] 06/08/2000 (E.D. La.)
EE-LA-0049-0008.pdf | Detail
Minute Entry with Order [Dismissing Motion for Summary Judgment] 07/14/2000 (E.D. La.)
EE-LA-0049-0009.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree 08/16/2000
EE-LA-0049-0010.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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