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Case Name Eickhoff v. City of Kansas City, Kansas and the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas EE-KS-0030
Docket / Court 2:98-cv-02372 ( D. Kan. )
State/Territory Kansas
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Case Summary
On August 19, 1998, Eickoff, a white non-Hispanic man, filed suit in the United States District Court for the District of Kansas. Plaintiff sued the City of Kansas City and the Consolidated Government of Wyandotte County / Kansas City under Title VII and 42 U.S.C. § 1981. Plaintiffs sought ... read more >
On August 19, 1998, Eickoff, a white non-Hispanic man, filed suit in the United States District Court for the District of Kansas. Plaintiff sued the City of Kansas City and the Consolidated Government of Wyandotte County / Kansas City under Title VII and 42 U.S.C. § 1981. Plaintiffs sought monetary damages and injunctive relief. The case was assigned to Chief Judge Kathryn H. Vratil.

Specifically, plaintiff alleged that defendants refused to consider plaintiff's application for employment because of his race and color. Shortly after filing, plaintiff filed a motion to amend his claim, which the court granted, to include discrimination on the basis of his non-Hispanic status and his male identity. On November 17, 1998, plaintiff filed for class certification. On June 9, 1999, the court granted plaintiff's motion for class certification and initially approved the settlement. Then, on July 29, 1999 the court granted final approval of the settlement.

Unfortunately, due to a lack of available documents, the details of the class certification and settlement are not known.

Raul Noguera-McElroy - 04/05/2019


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Male
Defendant-type
Jurisdiction-wide
Discrimination-basis
Gender identity
Race discrimination
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Race
White
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 1981
Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e
Defendant(s) City of Kansas City
Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City
Plaintiff Description Non-Hispanic man suing Kansas City Government for discrimination.
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Yes
Filed Pro Se Unknown
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Unknown
Nature of Relief Unknown
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Filing Year 1998
Case Closing Year 1999
Case Ongoing No
Docket(s)
2:98-cv-2372 (D. Kan.)
EE-KS-0030-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/23/2001
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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Judges Vratil, Kathryn Hoefer (D. Kan.) show/hide docs
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Sprenger, Steve M (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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