U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit
The EEOC filed a series of claims against trucking company CRST Van Expedited, alleging sexual harassment of female employees. The district court dismissed the case, finding the EEOC had failed to investigate and consolidate individual claims prior to bringing the Title VII lawsuit. The judge did not appreciate the EEOC’s litigation strategy of ‘sue first, ask questions later’ and issued an order requiring the EEOC to pay more than $4.5 million dollars in costs and attorney’s fees to the trucking company.
Status: PENDING. Amicus brief filed in support of defendant on 9/7/10.