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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


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


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
  • 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


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


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


EEOC's bifurcated discovery and punitive damages gambit rejected in race discrimination pattern or practice case
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • 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


The EEOC declines to ask the Supreme Court to hear EEOC v. CRST
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • September 20 2012

The explosive ruling in EEOC v. CRST Van Expedited, Inc., 670 F.3d 897 (8th Cir. 2012), in which the Eighth Circuit reversed and remanded the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa’s order that sanctioned the EEOC a whopping $4.5 million, is easily a contender for our “Top 5 Most Intriguing Decisions In EEOC Cases Of 2012.”


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


Year-starting stumbles: the EEOC’s aggressive tactics shot down twice in the first week of 2015
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • January 9 2015

As we reported in our recent Annual EEOC Report (found here), the EEOC prides itself on its aggressive litigation theories and strategies. But just