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Case Name EEOC v. AMERICAN SEAFOODS COMPANY EE-WA-0003
Docket / Court 2:00-cv-01596-JCC ( W.D. Wash. )
State/Territory Washington
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC's Seattle district office sued American Seafoods Company, a national seafood harvester, on September 19, 2000 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. The EEOC's complaint is unavailable; however the court's order dismissing the action states that American ... read more >
The EEOC's Seattle district office sued American Seafoods Company, a national seafood harvester, on September 19, 2000 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. The EEOC's complaint is unavailable; however the court's order dismissing the action states that American Seafoods allegedly violated Title VII's prohibition of pregnancy discrimination. American Seafoods filed a motion for partial summary judgment against the EEOC's class claims in August 2001, but the court denied it in October 2001. The parties settled on February 1, 2002 and the settlement agreement is unavailable.

Kevin Wilemon - 06/07/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Discrimination-basis
Pregnancy discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) American Seafoods Company
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 Unknown
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Voluntary Dismissal
Filing Year 2000
Case Closing Year 2002
Case Ongoing No
Docket(s)
2:00-cv-01596-JCC (W.D. Wash.)
EE-WA-0003-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/24/2002
General Documents
Settlement Agreement and Dismissal of Action [ECF# 63]
EE-WA-0003-0009.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/01/2002
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]

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