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Case Name EEOC v. NORTHWEST AIRLINES, INC. EE-TN-0085
Docket / Court 2:00-cv-02916-JPM-tmp ( W.D. Tenn. )
State/Territory Tennessee
Case Type(s) Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 2000, the Memphis District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Northwest Airlines, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee alleging discrimination in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Specifically, the defendant allegedly ... read more >
In September 2000, the Memphis District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Northwest Airlines, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee alleging discrimination in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Specifically, the defendant allegedly refused to hire the charging party because of his disability, diabetes. The charging party intervened in the suit in late January 2001. After some scheduling orders and numerous discovery disputes, the defendant filed a motion for summary judgment in late December 2001 which was denied in late September 2002. After some more scheduling orders and discovery, the suit was tried by a jury in October 2002 with the jury returning a verdict in favor of the plaintiffs. The Court entered a judgment in favor of the plaintiffs for $40,217.15. In addition, the Court awarded costs of $4,181.54 in December 2002.

Justin Kanter - 07/30/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Discrimination-area
Hiring
Discrimination-basis
Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. ยงยง 12111 et seq.
Defendant(s) Northwest Airlines, 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 outcome Not sought
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Damages
Source of Relief Litigation
Filed 09/27/2000
Case Closing Year 2003
Case Ongoing No
Court Docket(s)
W.D. Tenn.
12/12/2003
2:00-cv-02916-JPM-tmp
EE-TN-0085-9000.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
W.D. Tenn.
09/27/2000
Complaint [ECF# 1]
EE-TN-0085-0001.pdf | Detail
W.D. Tenn.
09/30/2002
Opinion and Order Denying Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment and Denying Defendant's Motion to Continue Trial and Other Pre-Trial Matters [ECF# 118] (246 F.Supp.2d 916)
EE-TN-0085-0011.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Source: Google Scholar
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10/31/2002
EEOC Press Release: "Memphis Jury Returns Verdict Against Northwest Airlines in EEOC Disability Case on Behalf of Diabetic Applicant"
EE-TN-0085-0010.pdf | Detail
W.D. Tenn.
10/31/2002
Order on Jury Verdict [ECF# 172] (2002 WL 31452227)
EE-TN-0085-0006.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
W.D. Tenn.
10/31/2002
Judgment on Jury Verdict [ECF# 173]
EE-TN-0085-0007.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
W.D. Tenn.
12/18/2002
Order Taxing Costs [ECF# 204] (2002 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 26272)
EE-TN-0085-0012.pdf | LEXIS | Detail
Source: LexisNexis
W.D. Tenn.
08/19/2003
Amended Order on Jury Verdict [ECF# 205]
EE-TN-0085-0008.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
W.D. Tenn.
09/23/2003
Order Denying Defendant's Motion for Judgment as a Matter of Law or in the Alternative for a New Trial [ECF# 207]
EE-TN-0085-0009.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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Judges Allen, James H. Sr. (W.D. Tenn.) [Magistrate] show/hide docs
EE-TN-0085-9000
Pham, Tu M. (W.D. Tenn.) [Magistrate] show/hide docs
EE-TN-0085-9000

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