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Case Name EEOC v. Health Food Associates, Inc. EE-OK-0003
Docket / Court 5:05-cv-01058-HE ( W.D. Okla. )
State/Territory Oklahoma
Case Type(s) Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Oklahoma City office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma, against Health Food Associates, Inc. The complaint, filed in September 2005, alleged disability discrimination in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; ... read more >
The Oklahoma City office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma, against Health Food Associates, Inc. The complaint, filed in September 2005, alleged disability discrimination in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; specifically that Defendant refused to hire the charging party because she was disabled and failed to reasonably accommodate her. Both Defendant and the EEOC moved for summary judgment in August 2006 and in October 2006 the EEOC's motion was denied and Defendant's motion was granted. The EEOC appealed in December 2006 but in February 2007 the parties dismissed the appeal by stipulation.

Shankar Viswanathan - 08/01/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Discrimination-area
Accommodation / Leave
Hiring
Discrimination-basis
Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. ยงยง 12111 et seq.
Defendant(s) Health Food Associates, 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 Defendant
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None
Source of Relief None
Case Closing Year 2006
Case Ongoing No
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Docket(s)
06-6354 (U.S. Court of Appeals)
EE-OK-0003-9001.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/08/2007
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
07-6017 (U.S. Court of Appeals)
EE-OK-0003-9002.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/08/2007
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
5:05-cv-01058-HE (W.D. Okla.)
EE-OK-0003-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/12/2007
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint [ECF# 1]
EE-OK-0003-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/12/2005
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [Granting Dft's Motion for S/J] (2006 WL 2863231 / 2006 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 72779) (W.D. Okla.)
EE-OK-0003-0003.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 10/04/2006
Order [Dismissing Appeals] [Ct. of App. ECF# 105]
EE-OK-0003-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/08/2007
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Roberts, Bana (W.D. Okla.) [Magistrate]
EE-OK-0003-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Anderson, Suzanne M. (Texas)
EE-OK-0003-0001
Canino, Robert Anthony (Texas)
EE-OK-0003-0001
Dreiband, Eric S. (District of Columbia)
EE-OK-0003-0001
Lee, James L. (District of Columbia)
EE-OK-0003-0001
Reams, Gwendolyn Young (District of Columbia)
EE-OK-0003-0001
Robertson, Michelle M. (Oklahoma)
EE-OK-0003-0001

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