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Case Name EEOC v. COCA-COLA ENTERPRISES INC. dba MID-ATLANTIC COCA EE-MD-0022
Docket / Court 1:04-CV-3128 ( D. Md. )
State/Territory Maryland
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
On September 30, 2004, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"), on behalf of an African American employee (plaintiff-intervenor), filed a lawsuit in the District Court of Maryland under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title I of the Civil Rights Act of 1991, against Coca- ... read more >
On September 30, 2004, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"), on behalf of an African American employee (plaintiff-intervenor), filed a lawsuit in the District Court of Maryland under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title I of the Civil Rights Act of 1991, against Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. The EEOC sought injunctive relief, compensatory damages, punitive damages, attorneys' fees, and other forms of affirmative relief, claiming that the defendant did not promote the plaintiff-intervenor because of his race.

On April 28, 2005, the complainant filed a motion to intervene and a complaint as plaintiff-intervenor. On December 17, 2007, the District Court (Judge Benson Everett Legg) entered a consent decree where the defendant, among other things, agreed to promote the plaintiff-intervenor to a higher-paying position as well as pay him $60,500.

Perry Miska - 04/13/2014


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Position Restored
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Promotion
Provide antidiscrimination training
Utilize objective hiring/promotion criteria
Discrimination-area
Pay / Benefits
Promotion
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
EEOC-centric
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc., d/b/a Mid-Atlantic Coca-Cola-Bottling Co.
Plaintiff Description EEOC on behalf of an African American employee claiming race discrimination in promotion.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations EEOC
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Filed Pro Se 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 2005 - 2008
Filing Year 2004
Case Closing Year 2005
Case Ongoing No
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Docket(s)
1:04-cv-3128 (D. Md.)
EE-MD-0022-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/17/2007
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint [ECF# 1]
EE-MD-0022-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/30/2004
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Motion for Leave to Intervene and Intervenor's Complaint [ECF# 18]
EE-MD-0022-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/28/2005
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree [ECF# 24]
EE-MD-0022-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/17/2007
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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Judges Legg, Benson Everett (D. Md.) show/hide docs
EE-MD-0022-0002 | EE-MD-0022-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Holzman, Lawrence Roger (Maryland) show/hide docs
EE-MD-0022-0003 | EE-MD-0022-9000
Kiel, Gerald (Maryland) show/hide docs
EE-MD-0022-0001 | EE-MD-0022-0002 | EE-MD-0022-9000
Lawrence, Debra Michele (Maryland) show/hide docs
EE-MD-0022-0001 | EE-MD-0022-0002 | EE-MD-0022-9000
Morocco, Maria Luisa (Maryland) show/hide docs
EE-MD-0022-0001 | EE-MD-0022-0002 | EE-MD-0022-9000
Reams, Gwendolyn Young (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
EE-MD-0022-9000
Salacuse, Maria (Maryland) show/hide docs
EE-MD-0022-0001 | EE-MD-0022-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Mathers, Carla M. (Maryland) show/hide docs
EE-MD-0022-9000
McCollum, James E. Jr. (Maryland) show/hide docs
EE-MD-0022-9000
Steger, Christopher H (Tennessee) show/hide docs
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