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Case Name EEOC v. Tobacco Superstores, Inc. EE-AR-0049
Docket / Court 3:05-cv-00218-WRW ( E.D. Ark. )
State/Territory Arkansas
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
On September 19, 2005, an African American employee, on behalf of other African American employees, filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas. The plaintiff sued Tobacco Superstores Inc. under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The plaintiff, ... read more >
On September 19, 2005, an African American employee, on behalf of other African American employees, filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas. The plaintiff sued Tobacco Superstores Inc. under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The plaintiff, represented by the EEOC, asked the court for injunctive and individual relief, claiming that she and other African American employees were denied promotions because of their race, and that she was constructively discharged because of her race.

The defendant filed two motions for summary judgment requesting that the court deny thirty-four individual class members from joining the case. The court granted and denied in part the defendants motion.

On August 4, 2008, District Judge William R. Wilson approved a consent decree. The decree enjoined the defendant from discrimination or retaliation; required the defendant to create and distribute non-discrimination and promotion policies; and required management at Tobacco Superstores to participate in anti-discrimination trainings. The defendant also agreed to pay $425,000 in monetary relief to resolve the lawsuit. The decree's effective period was three years, and there is nothing more on the docket - so presumably the matter ended in 2011.

David Friedman - 05/20/2008
Gabriela Hybel - 10/17/2016


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Follow recruitment, hiring, or promotion protocols
Other requirements regarding hiring, promotion, retention
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Training
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Promotion
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
No EEOC Final Resolution Type
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Tobacco Superstores Inc.
Plaintiff Description Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations EEOC
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Yes
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 2008 - 2011
Filing Year 2005
Case Closing Year 2011
Case Ongoing No
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Docket(s)
3:05-cv-00218-WRW (E.D. Ark.)
EE-AR-0049-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/04/2008
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint
EE-AR-0049-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/19/2005
Order [RE:Discovery] (E.D. Ark.)
EE-AR-0049-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/26/2006
Amended Order RE:Summary Judgment [ECF# 104] (E.D. Ark.)
EE-AR-0049-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/06/2008
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree [ECF# 176] (E.D. Ark.)
EE-AR-0049-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/04/2008
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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Judges Forster, John F. Jr. (E.D. Ark.) [Magistrate] show/hide docs
EE-AR-0049-9000
Wilson, Billy [William] Roy [Jr.] (E.D. Ark.) show/hide docs
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Plaintiff's Lawyers Beck, Terry (Tennessee) show/hide docs
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Cash, William A. Jr. (Arkansas) show/hide docs
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Dixon, Pamela B. (Arkansas) show/hide docs
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Kores, Katharine W. (Tennessee) show/hide docs
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Liner, Celia S. (Tennessee) show/hide docs
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Rapport, Adele (Tennessee) show/hide docs
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Tuggle, Darin B. (Tennessee) show/hide docs
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Williams, Faye A. (Tennessee) show/hide docs
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Defendant's Lawyers Beavers, Brad J. (Arkansas) show/hide docs
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Goldberg, Christine S. (Louisiana) show/hide docs
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Guckert, Jennifer Robbins (Louisiana) show/hide docs
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Julien, Henry Philip Jr. (Louisiana) show/hide docs
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Lombardi, Robert P. (Louisiana) show/hide docs
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Scott, Stephen L. (Alabama) show/hide docs
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