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The top 5 most intriguing decisions in EEOC cases of 2012

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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  • USA
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  • January 25 2013

Calling all loyal readers of our blog our annual EEOC litigation study is here: the launch of our book entitled EEOC-Initiated Litigation: Case Law

Not impressed by the chutzpah: Court refuses to bless the EEOC’s attempt to create a new form of pattern or practice litigation

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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  • USA
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  • October 12 2014

Judge John Darrah of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois issued a decision this week in the EEOC's landmark case against

The top 5 most intriguing decisions in EEOC cases of 2013 (and a pre-publication preview of our annual EEOC litigation report)

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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  • USA
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  • December 31 2013

We are pleased to offer a year-end bonus for all of our loyal readers of our blog - a pre-publication preview of our annual study of EEOC litigation

Déjà vu all over again: EEOC’s fiscal year-end lawsuit blitz once again catches dozens of employers in litigation net

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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  • USA
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  • October 1 2014

In the words of the immortal bard Yogi Berra, “it’s like déjà vu all over again.” As we have reported in years past (see here and here), the EEOC has

BFOQ defense trumps the EEOC - summary judgment entered against the Commission

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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  • USA
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  • September 17 2012

On September 13, 2012, Judge Ed Kinkeade of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas granted the Defendant’s motion for summary judgment in EEOC v. Exxon Mobil Corp., No. 06-CV-1732 (N.D. Tex. Sept. 13, 2012), on the EEOC’s allegations of age discrimination in violation of the ADEA

Bass Pro conciliation decision could open a can of worms for both EEOC and employers

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 6 2014

Over the past year, the EEOC has been under fire for its failure to conciliate with employers before filing a case in federal court. Conciliation is

District Court rejects the EEOC's disability discrimination claim and rules that random alcohol tests do not violate the ADA

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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  • USA
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  • February 24 2013

In a unique case, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania recently dismissed the EEOC's allegations that the Defendant's

The EEOC suffers another blow - the Tenth Circuit affirms grant of summary judgment to employer against the commission

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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  • USA
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  • July 11 2012

Yesterday, the EEOC’s aggressive attempt to litigate issues under the Americans With Disabilities Act faced a resounding defeat in EEOC v. The Picture People, Inc., No. 11-CV-1306 (10th Cir. 2012

Boys will be boys: court refuses to expand liability for off-color badgering and horseplay despite EEOC's hardball litigation

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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  • USA
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  • December 2 2012

As this blog recently reported, the EEOC has reduced the amount of cases it filed in its last fiscal year, and appears to have decided to more aggressively pursue the cases in its current inventory

EEOC's bifurcated discovery and punitive damages gambit rejected in race discrimination pattern or practice case

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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  • USA
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  • February 21 2012

On February 1, 2012, Judge William Lawrence of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana gave employers an added boost in combating a common EEOC litigation tactic in pattern or practice cases