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Case Name EEOC v. LES SCHWABS TIRES EE-MT-0003
Docket / Court CV06-0149-D-DWM ( D. Mont. )
State/Territory Montana
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 2006, the EEOC's Seattle Field Office filed suit in U.S. District Court, District of Montana, against Les Schwab Tire Centers of Montana, Inc. and Les Schwab Tire Warehouse, Inc. The complaint was brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act; it alleged that the defendant had ... read more >
In September 2006, the EEOC's Seattle Field Office filed suit in U.S. District Court, District of Montana, against Les Schwab Tire Centers of Montana, Inc. and Les Schwab Tire Warehouse, Inc. The complaint was brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act; it alleged that the defendant had harassed a Native American employee because of his race, and then retaliated against him when he complained.

The employee intervened in the EEOC's suit. The defendant filed two separate motions for partial summary judgment. Both of these motions were still pending as of April 22, 2008.

Shankar Viswanathan - 05/28/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
No EEOC Final Resolution Type
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 1981
State law
Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e
Defendant(s) Les Schwab Tire Centers of Montana, Inc.
Les Schwab Tire Warehouse, 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 None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None yet
Source of Relief None yet
Case Ongoing Yes
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Docket(s)
9:06-cv-00149-DWM (D. Mont.)
EE-MT-0003-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/27/2008
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint
EE-MT-0003-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/25/2006
Intervening Party's Complaint and Jury Trial Demand [ECF# 15-1]
EE-MT-0003-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/16/2006
EEOC's First Amended Complaint
EE-MT-0003-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/15/2007
Judges Molloy, Donald W. (D. Mont.)
EE-MT-0003-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Powell, Molly (Washington)
EE-MT-0003-9000
Stanley, John F. (Washington)
EE-MT-0003-9000
Tamayo, William Robert (California)
EE-MT-0003-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Best, Elizabeth A. (Montana)
EE-MT-0003-9000
Caballero, Santana N. (Montana)
EE-MT-0003-9000
Diamond, Kenneth J. (Washington)
EE-MT-0003-9000
Johns, Daniel D. (Montana)
EE-MT-0003-9000
Lehman, Steven J. (Montana)
EE-MT-0003-9000
Managhan, William L. (Montana)
EE-MT-0003-9000
More, Kimberly S. (Montana)
EE-MT-0003-9000

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