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Justices Ponder EEOC’s Exposure to Attorneys’ Fees

March 31, 2016, 4:00 AM

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission can be liable for an employer’s legal fees if an agency discrimination case is dismissed because the EEOC failed to satisfy the mandatory preconditions for its lawsuit, a lawyer for a trucking firm argued to the U.S. Supreme Court March 28 (CRST Van Expedited, Inc. v. EEOC, U.S., 14-1375, oral argument 3/28/16).

The justices are reviewing a U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit decision that vacated a $4.7 million award of attorneys’ fees and costs to CRST Van Expedited Inc. even though the EEOC’s sex discrimination lawsuit against the trucking firm...

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