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EEOC Gets $4.7 Million Fee Bill Scrapped,
Court Says Conciliation Ruling Not on Merits

Dec. 22, 2014, 5:00 AM

A federal appeals court Dec. 22 reversed an order that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission pay $4.7 million in attorneys’ fees and costs incurred by CRST Van Expedited Inc. in defending class action sexual harassment claims, the latest chapter in a long-running case that has served as a lighting rod for the commission’s critics (EEOC v. CRST Van Expedited, Inc., 8th Cir., 13-3159, 12/22/14).

The claims, alleging that the company violated Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act by subjecting female drivers to harassment during new driver training programs, were whittled down from 157 to one—which...

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