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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
  • -
  • 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

The top 5 most intriguing decisions in EEOC cases of 2012

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • 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

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
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • 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

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

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • 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

The defense amicus briefs submitted to the SCOTUS in EEOC v. Mach Mining

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 11 2014

Today Seyfarth Shaw LLP submitted an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of the American Insurance Association in Mach Mining v. EEOC

Saying good-bye to the failure to conciliate defense? - Seventh Circuit set to decide whether courts have any power to review EEOC conciliations

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • May 28 2013

Will the Seventh Circuit immunize the entire conciliation process from judicial review? It will if the EEOC has its way. The EEOC is pressing its

EEOC kicks off 2013 settling sex harassment and retaliation lawsuits

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 10 2013

As we blogged about here previously, in the EEOC's first draft of its Strategic Enforcement Plan, the Commission telegraphed that it was increasingly

The EEOC is ordered to show what's behind the agency's curtain in background checking suit

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 16 2012

Recently, in EEOC v. Freeman, No. 09-CV-2573 (D. Md. Aug. 14, 2012), the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland put the kabash on the EEOC’s efforts to avoid depositions of its officials to inquire about their use of criminal background checks and credit histories in the EEOC’s own hiring practices

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

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • 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 escapes fee award (for now) in the Eighth Circuit, but suffers significant blow to its investigation and conciliation tactics

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 28 2012

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit gave the EEOC a potential reprieve from a stunning $4.467 million fees and expenses award this past week in EEOC v. CRST Van Expedited, Inc., Case Nos. 09-3764, 09-3765 & 10-1682 (8th Cir. Feb. 22, 2012), but in the process the decision dealt the agency a significant blow to the way it litigates class-like cases