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Record EEOC $240m verdict for severely abused disabled workers
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • June 14 2013

An Iowa jury awarded the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission $240 million in damages the largest verdict in the EEOC's history &mdash

Largest verdict ever obtained by EEOC reduced by Iowa federal court
  • Day Pitney LLP
  • USA
  • May 28 2013

A federal judge in Iowa recently reduced a $240 million jury award to 32 intellectually disabled turkey plant workers. The lawsuit, EEOC v. Hill's

The EEOC obtains $1.3 million award for disability discrimination wage claims
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • September 23 2012

In EEOC v. Hill Country Farms, Inc., No. 3-11-CV-41 (S.D. Iowa Sept. 18, 2012), the Commission secured summary judgment this past week on its claims that an employer discriminated against intellectually disabled workers by paying them lower wages than non-disabled persons.

Eighth Circuit largely sides with CRST van expedited in EEOC action
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • USA
  • March 9 2012

On February 22, 2012, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on the EEOC's appeal challenging the Northern District of Iowa's series of rulings in the EEOC's attempted class sex harassment action against CRST Van Expedited, Inc.

Settlement highlights importance of considering state law in assessing employment practices
  • Littler Mendelson PC
  • USA
  • January 27 2012

Last week, in Meeks v. Allen Memorial Hospital, a state court in Iowa approved a $2 million settlement in a race discrimination class action against an Iowa hospital.

Court awards disabled turkey plant workers $1.7 million in back pay
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 6 2011

A federal court in Iowa has determined that 31 disabled men who worked at a turkey-processing plant were owed $1.7 million in back wages and liquidated damages by employers who compensated them at a rate of about $.41 per hour for years.

EEOC must pay $4.5 million in legal fees to employer
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • April 26 2010

A federal judge in Iowa recently ordered the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to pay $4.56 million in attorneys' fees, costs and expenses to an interstate trucking company that successfully defended a sexual harassment class action.