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Case Name EEOC v. TACO BELL, INC., dba TACO BELL EXPRESS & DOUBLE-D EE-SD-0011
Docket / Court 97-4160 ( D.S.D. )
State/Territory South Dakota
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC's Denver office filed this suit on July 31, 1997 in the U.S. District Court for the District of South Dakota against Taco Bell, Inc. and Double-D Inc. The complaint alleged that the defendants violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act by subjecting female employees to sexual harassment ... read more >
The EEOC's Denver office filed this suit on July 31, 1997 in the U.S. District Court for the District of South Dakota against Taco Bell, Inc. and Double-D Inc. The complaint alleged that the defendants violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act by subjecting female employees to sexual harassment. Both defendants filed motions for summary judgment which were subsequently denied. The parties stipulated to the dismissal of defendant Double-D on August 18, 1998 and the court ordered the dismissal that day. The trial was held in August 1998. The jury returned a verdict in favor of Taco Bell. The EEOC's subsequent motions new trial and judgment notwithstanding the verdict were denied.

Jason Chester - 02/07/2008


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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) Double-D Inc.
Taco Bell, 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
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Defendant
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None
Source of Relief None
Filed 07/31/1997
Case Closing Year 1998
Case Ongoing No
Court Docket(s)
D.S.D.
06/27/2006
4:97-cv-04160-JBJ
EE-SD-0011-9000.pdf | Detail
General Documents
D.S.D.
07/31/1997
Complaint and Jury Trial Demand [ECF# 1]
EE-SD-0011-0001.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
D.S.D.
09/22/1997
Amended Complaint and Jury Trial Demand
EE-SD-0011-0007.pdf | Detail
D.S.D.
07/07/1998
Order [re: Summary Judgment]
EE-SD-0011-0008.pdf | Detail
D.S.D.
08/18/1998
Order of Dismissal with Prejudice as to Defendant Double-D., Inc.
EE-SD-0011-0009.pdf | Detail
D.S.D.
09/08/1998
Judgment on Jury Verdict [ECF# 144]
EE-SD-0011-0004.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
D.S.D.
12/17/1998
Order on Post-Trial Motions [ECF# 154]
EE-SD-0011-0005.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]

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