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Monthly Archives: May 2014

EEOC Urges U.S. Supreme Court To Affirm That Its Conciliation Efforts Are Not Reviewable

Posted in Remedies

By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. and Jennifer A. Riley

This week, the EEOC responded to Mach Mining’s petition for a writ of certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court in EEOC v. Mach Mining, Case No. 13-1019 (U.S. May 29, 2014). Although the EEOC prevailed in the Seventh Circuit, it backed Mach Mining’s request for Supreme Court review to resolve … Continue Reading

Enough is Enough: Retail Litigation Center Advises Court That The EEOC Has Overstepped In Attack On Releases

Posted in Uncategorized

By Christopher J. DeGroff and Laura J. Maechtlen


As many of our loyal readers are aware, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against CVS Pharmacy this year, alleging that a standard severance agreement used by the company violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 … Continue Reading

Latest Development In EEOC’s Appeal Of $4.7 Million Fee Award In The Eighth Circuit

Posted in Defenses to Pattern or Practice Cases

By Rebecca Bjork and Gerald L. Maatman, Jr.

Our loyal readers know that we have been monitoring closely the proceedings in the EEOC’s appeal of the largest fee sanction award against the agency in its history — the $4.7 million awarded by the district court in the sexual harassment case entitled EEOC v. CRST Van Expedited, Inc., No.13-3159 (8th Circuit). … Continue Reading

Court Rejects EEOC’s Objections To $22,900 Spoliation Sanction Award

Posted in Remedies, Uncategorized

By Gerald L. Maatman Jr., Howard M. Wexler, and Nadia Bandukda

In a case we previously blogged about (here and here), EEOC v. Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP, 13-CV-46 (E.D.N.C. Mar. 24, 2014), Magistrate Judge L. Patrick Auld held the EEOC liable for spoliation sanctions based on the “negligence, if not gross negligence” exhibited by the … Continue Reading