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“It’s alive!” the Ninth Circuit affirms a hair-raising punitive award to a Title VII plaintiff who suffered no actual harm

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 1 2013

Here's a question fit for October 31: Can an employer be liable for over $100,000 in punitive damages in a Title VII action, despite a jury award to

The EEOC secures approval of $11 million consent decree in its largest settlement of 2012

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 9 2012

The EEOC secured approval of its largest settlement in 2012 this past week in EEOC v. Yellow Transportation, Inc. and YRC, Inc., No. 09-7693 (N.D. Ill. June 28, 2012), a pattern or practice lawsuit involving allegations of systemic race discrimination

Court holds employer is responsible for conciliation failure because it refused to make counter-offer to EEOC's baseless monetary demand

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 20 2013

Recently, in EEOC v. Wedco, Inc., No. 3:12-CV-00523 (D. Nev. March 12, 1013), the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada considered whether

Separation agreement attack redux EEOC takes another swing at employer’s standard release language, and loses on key claims

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 8 2014

Earlier this year, we blogged about the EEOC's aggressive attack on CVS Pharmacy Inc.'s standard release agreement which contained terms more

“What’s her phone number?” and other court-approved discovery requests in workplace class actions

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 13 2014

In the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, the war continues over pre-certification access to the personal information of

Enough is enough: employers take a stand against the EEOC's enforcement tactics

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 12 2012

Three large trade groups representing millions of the country’s businesses and employers entered the appellate fray last Thursday with their filing of an amicus brief before the Sixth Circuit in EEOC v. Peoplemark, Inc

Eighth Circuit flexes its supervisory and enforcement powers in remanding rejection of an EEOC consent decree

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 9 2012

When negotiating settlement terms with the EEOC, employers can expect the EEOC to make great efforts to incorporate expansive enforcement mechanisms into a proposed consent decree

Rise of the zombie lawsuit: Fifth Circuit revives former Dukes class member’s individual claims against her former employer

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 15 2014

As we previously reported, following the re-booting of discrimination claims by a member of the former class in Dukes et al. v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc

Subjective decision making strikes again class certification denied for lack of commonality and typicality in case involving discretionary selection system for promotions, training, and pay increases

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 9 2013

On September 29, 2013, Chief Judge Sharon Lovelace Blackburn of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama in Bryant, et al. v

And the drum beat continues - another court finds the EEOC's pre-litigation conciliation efforts insufficient

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 19 2013

In yet another case regarding the sufficiency of the EEOC's pre-litigation conciliation efforts, Judge Marcia Kriger of the U.S. District Court for