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Case Name EEOC v. PAUL HALL CENTER FOR MARITIME TRAINING AND EDUCATION EE-MD-0089
Docket / Court 1:02-cv-03192-MJG ( D. Md. )
State/Territory Maryland
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Baltimore Office of the EEOC filed this action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. The Defendants were Paul Hall Center for Maritime Training and Education and Seafarers International Union, an apprenticeship program that trains people who wish to become mariners in the U ... read more >
The Baltimore Office of the EEOC filed this action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. The Defendants were Paul Hall Center for Maritime Training and Education and Seafarers International Union, an apprenticeship program that trains people who wish to become mariners in the U.S. Merchant Marines. The controversy involved the explicit failure of the Defendant to admit applicants over the age of 25, including those over 40, in violation of the ADEA. The lawsuit was filed in September of 2002 and was resolved by consent decree in November of 2005. The defendants filed a motion to dismiss on the basis that the applicable regulation was invalid, which was denied by the district court. The court allowed an interlocutory appeal of this decision, and the Fourth Circuit affirmed. EEOC v. Seafarers Int'l Union, 394 F.3d 197 (4th Cir. 2005). The 44 complainants, who did not intervene in the case, were awarded $625,000. In addition, the company had to hold a training seminar for hiring and management personnel and to post a Notice. The decree was to last for five years. The docket sheet doesn't show any further enforcement took place; the case was presumably closed in 2010.

Kevin Wilemon - 07/22/2007
- 06/13/2017


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Comply with advertising/recruiting requirements
Discrimination Prohibition
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Discrimination-area
Hiring
Discrimination-basis
Age discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), 29 U.S.C. ยงยง 621 et seq.
Defendant(s) Paul Hall Center for Maritime Training and Education
Seafarers International Union
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 outcome Not sought
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 - 2010
Filed 09/30/2002
Case Closing Year 2010
Case Ongoing No
Court Docket(s)
U.S. Court of Appeals
03/01/2005
CA-02-3192-MJG
EE-MD-0089-9001.pdf | Detail
D. Md.
11/15/2005
1:02-cv-03192-MJG
EE-MD-0089-9000.pdf | Detail
General Documents
D. Md.
09/30/2002
Complaint [ECF# 1]
EE-MD-0089-0001.pdf | Detail
D. Md.
04/30/2003
Memorandum and Order [Regarding Defendants' Motions to Dismiss] [ECF# 17]
EE-MD-0089-0002.pdf | Detail
U.S. Court of Appeals
01/07/2005
Opinion [Court of Appeals - Affirming and Remanding to District Court] (394 F.3d 197)
EE-MD-0089-0005.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
D. Md.
11/14/2005
Consent Decree [ECF# 63]
EE-MD-0089-0003.pdf | Detail
not recorded
11/15/2005
EEOC Press Release
EE-MD-0089-0004.pdf | Detail

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