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Monthly Archives: August 2013

Louisiana Federal Court Denies EEOC’s Request To Put Punitive Damage Cart Before the Compensatory Damage Horse

Posted in EEOC Litigation


By Dan Klein, Gerald L. Maatman, Jr., and Chris Palamountain

In previous blog postings, we have noted the EEOC’s tactic of seeking to bifurcate Title VII cases in such a way that any punitive damages will be determined after a finding on pattern or practice liability but before any award of individual compensatory damages and litigation of the employer’s … Continue Reading

U.S. Commission On Civil Rights’ Action On Draft Report On The EEOC’s Guidance On Hiring Screens

Posted in EEOC Litigation

By Pamela Q. Devata and Gerald L. Maatman, Jr.

Since April 25, 2012 – when the EEOC issued its guidance on the use of arrest and conviction information in employment – employers have been struggling with what it means for their hiring practices. As we wrote about here and here, the EEOC has been extremely aggressive in pursuing litigation … Continue Reading

Court Dismisses EEOC’s Background Check Lawsuit Based On Its Reliance On “Laughable” And “Unreliable” Expert Report Filled Of “Errors and Analytical Fallacies”

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By Gerald L. Maatman Jr., Pamela Q. Devata, and Howard M. Wexler

In a scathing opinion issued today in EEOC v. Freeman, No. 09-CV-2573 (D. Md. Aug. 9, 2013), Judge Roger Titus of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland dismissed a nationwide pattern or practice lawsuit brought by the EEOC (previously discussed here and hereContinue Reading

Time To Pay Up! EEOC Ordered To Pay $4.694 Million In Fees And Costs For Pursuing “Unreasonable” And “Groundless” Claims

Posted in EEOC Litigation, Uncategorized

By Gerald L Maatman Jr. and Howard M. Wexler

In a highly anticipated decision issued yesterday in one of the EEOC’s most high profile cases, Chief Judge Linda R. Reade of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa ordered the EEOC to pay $4,694,442.14 in attorneys’ fees, expenses, and costs in the case of EEOC v. CRST … Continue Reading