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Case Name EEOC v. ROCKET ENTERPRISE, INC. EE-MI-0135
Docket / Court 2:06-CV-14319 ( E.D. Mich. )
State/Territory Michigan
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
On September 29, 2006, the Detroit field office of the EEOC brought this suit against Rocket Enterprise, Inc. in the Eastern District of Michigan. The EEOC alleged that the defendant violated Title VII by allowing a co-worker of the complainant to sexually harass her and that the defendant ... read more >
On September 29, 2006, the Detroit field office of the EEOC brought this suit against Rocket Enterprise, Inc. in the Eastern District of Michigan. The EEOC alleged that the defendant violated Title VII by allowing a co-worker of the complainant to sexually harass her and that the defendant retaliated against the complainant by terminating her after she complained about the harassment. EEOC sought permanent injunctive relief, monetary relief, and punitive damages. The case was assigned to Sean F. Cox.

On July 18, 2007, the court referred the parties to mediation, which was unsuccessful.

On August 13, 2007, the defendant moved for summary judgement, arguing that there was insufficient evidence to sustain the plaintiff's claims. The defendant's motion was denied on November 19, 2007 because there was no genuine issue of material fact (Judge Sean F. Cox.).

On January 18, 2008, the parties agreed to dismiss the plaintiff's claims of sexual harassment and hostile work environment, leaving the retaliation claim alone. It is unclear from the docket why the parties came to this agreement.

The case moved to a trial on the retaliation claim, which led to a jury verdict for the defendant on February 7, 2008.

The EEOC moved for a new trial in February of 2008, alleging an erroneous verdict. EEOC's motion was denied on March 18, 2008. The EEOC then appealed in May 2008. It later voluntarily dismissed the appeal on February 3, 2009.

The case is closed.

Jason Chester - 05/15/2008
Cedar Hobbs - 11/17/2019


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Defendant-type
Retailer
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Rocket Enterprise, 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
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Defendant
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None
Source of Relief None
Filing Year 2006
Case Closing Year 2009
Case Ongoing No
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Docket(s)
2:06-cv-14319-SFC-VMM (E.D. Mich.)
EE-MI-0135-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/03/2009
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint
EE-MI-0135-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/29/2006
Opinion and Order [Denying Summary Judgment] [ECF# 23] (2007 WL 4126527) (E.D. Mich.)
EE-MI-0135-0002.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 11/19/2007
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Stipulated Order to Dismiss Plaintiff's Sexual Harassment and Hostile Work Environment Claim [ECF# 28] (E.D. Mich.)
EE-MI-0135-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/18/2008
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Opinion and Order Denying Plaintiffs' Motion for New Trial [ECF# 65] (2008 WL 724613) (E.D. Mich.)
EE-MI-0135-0005.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 03/18/2008
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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Judges Cox, Sean Francis (E.D. Mich.) show/hide docs
EE-MI-0135-0002 | EE-MI-0135-0003 | EE-MI-0135-0005 | EE-MI-0135-9000
Morgan, Virginia M. (E.D. Mich.) show/hide docs
EE-MI-0135-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Campbell, Nedra D. (Michigan) show/hide docs
EE-MI-0135-0003 | EE-MI-0135-9000
Price, Dale (Michigan) show/hide docs
EE-MI-0135-0001 | EE-MI-0135-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Sirlin, Ralph J. (Michigan) show/hide docs
EE-MI-0135-0003 | EE-MI-0135-9000

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