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Case Name EEOC v. NEW MEXICO NEWSPAPERS, INC., dba THE DAILY TIMES EE-NM-0035
Docket / Court 1:98-cv-01188-JAP-KBM ( D.N.M. )
State/Territory New Mexico
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
EEOC's Phoenix, AZ office, along with the Albuquerque, NM and Washington, DC offices filed this sexual harassment lawsuit against the defendant, New Mexico Newspapers, Inc. in the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico (Albuquerque) on 09/29/1998. The defendant owns the Daily ... read more >
EEOC's Phoenix, AZ office, along with the Albuquerque, NM and Washington, DC offices filed this sexual harassment lawsuit against the defendant, New Mexico Newspapers, Inc. in the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico (Albuquerque) on 09/29/1998. The defendant owns the Daily Times in Farmington, NM. EEOC alleged on behalf of two identified female complainants and a class of females in similar situations that the defendant subjected them to a sexually-hostile work environment, including unwelcome physical and verbal conduct. Additionally, one identified complainant was retaliated against and the other was forced to resign. EEOC sought injunctive relief, backpay, pecuniary and non-pecuniary losses and punitive damages.

Neither party was very active in the pre-trial stage as no motion was filed nor settlement conference held. The case was resolved by a consent decree entered on 07/22/1999. Without access to the consent decree, it is not known what type of relief was obtained.

Yin Zheng - 06/17/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Discrimination-area
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) New Mexico Newspapers, 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 Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Unknown
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Case Closing Year 1999
Case Ongoing No
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Docket(s)
1:98-cv-01188-JAP-KBM (D.N.M.)
EE-NM-0035-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/22/1999
General Documents
Complaint
EE-NM-0035-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/29/1998

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