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EEOC Owes CRST $3.3 Million in Legal Fees for Bias Case Loss (1)

Dec. 10, 2019, 7:28 PMUpdated: Dec. 10, 2019, 9:30 PM

A federal trial court in Iowa dispensed “rough justice” when it awarded a trucking company more than $3.3 million in attorneys’ fees and costs it incurred in its largely successfully defense in a decade-old EEOC discrimination case, the Eighth Circuit ruled Dec. 10, refusing to overturn or decrease the award.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s lawsuit on behalf of more than 100 female drivers allegedly subjected to sexual harassment and job retaliation was back before the appeals court for the third time. The U.S. Supreme Court reversed an earlier ruling by the Eighth Circuit scrapping a $4.7 million fee award...

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