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Case Name EEOC v. Moreland Auto Group, LLP EE-CO-0038
Docket / Court 1:06-cv-01903-EWN-MEH ( D. Colo. )
State/Territory Colorado
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
On September 25, 2006, the Denver Field Office and the Phoenix District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado. The EEOC sued Moreland Auto Group, LLP (doing business as Kids Automotive, Inc.; Kids Financial, Inc.; Brandon Financial, Inc.) ... read more >
On September 25, 2006, the Denver Field Office and the Phoenix District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado. The EEOC sued Moreland Auto Group, LLP (doing business as Kids Automotive, Inc.; Kids Financial, Inc.; Brandon Financial, Inc.) under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The plaintiff, representing two former female employees of the defendant, sought injunctive relief to enjoin the defendant from discriminating against employees based on gender or from retaliating against employees who complain about discrimination. The EEOC further sought monetary relief for the two employees. Specifically, the complaint alleged Moreland Auto Group allowed employees to sexually harass the two female employees. This harassment created a hostile work environment. The EEOC also alleged that the defendant retaliated against the complaining parties when they complained about the discrimination.

The complaining parties intervened in the lawsuit in November 2006. The defendant filed a counterclaim against the EEOC in December 2006, alleging failure to fully conduct an investigation of the discrimination complaint. Following discovery and a number of status conferences, the parties settled the lawsuit through a settlement agreement.

On August 22, 2008 Judge Edward J. Nottingham approved a settlement agreement. The agreement included a $70,000 fund to be dispersed amongst the claimants, and an injunction enjoining the defendants from gender-based discrimination or retaliation against employees who make complaints of discrimination. It further required the defendant to implement annual trainings on employment discrimination. The settlement agreement's effective period was three years, and there is nothing more in the docket, so presumably the matter ended in 2011.

David Friedman - 06/02/2008
Gabriela Hybel - 01/13/2017


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Retaliation Prohibition
Training
Discrimination-area
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
No EEOC Final Resolution Type
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Moreland Auto Group, LLP
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 Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 2008 - 2011
Case Closing Year 2011
Case Ongoing No
Additional Resources
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Case Studies Megacases, Diversity, and the Elusive Goal of Workplace Reform
Written: Mar. 01, 2008
By: Nancy Levit (University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law)
Citation: 49 B.C. L. Rev. 367 (2008)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  Second Generation Employment Discrimination: A Structural Approach
By: Susan Sturm (Columbia Law School)
Citation: 101 Colum. L. Rev. 458 (2001)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

Docket(s)
1:06-cv-01903-EWN-MEH (D. Colo.)
EE-CO-0038-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/17/2008
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint and Jury Trial Demand
EE-CO-0038-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/25/2006
Complaint and Jury Trial Demand of Interveners [ECF# 5-2]
EE-CO-0038-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/14/2006
Answer and Counterclaim
EE-CO-0038-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/12/2006
Order on Defendants' Motion for Protective Order (D. Colo.)
EE-CO-0038-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/14/2007
Settlement Agreement [ECF# 170]
EE-CO-0038-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/22/2008
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Mix, Kristen L. (D. Colo.) [Magistrate]
EE-CO-0038-9000
Nottingham, Edward Willis Jr. (D. Colo.)
EE-CO-0038-0005 | EE-CO-0038-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Abrams, James L. (Colorado)
EE-CO-0038-9000
Kittle, Rita Byrnes (Colorado)
EE-CO-0038-9000
Moran, Elisa Julie (Colorado)
EE-CO-0038-9000
Palma, Lynn L. (Colorado)
EE-CO-0038-9000
Randall, Jennifer Ann (Colorado)
EE-CO-0038-9000
Shanley, Sally C. (Arizona)
EE-CO-0038-9000
Weeks, Nancy A. (Colorado)
EE-CO-0038-9000
Winston, David Andrew (Colorado)
EE-CO-0038-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Magruder, Michelle Renee (Colorado)
EE-CO-0038-9000
Nemechek, Timothy L. (Colorado)
EE-CO-0038-9000

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