Background Check Suit Fees Show Courts Won't Coddle EEOC

Law360, New York (October 8, 2013, 8:18 PM EDT) -- A decision by the Sixth Circuit that puts the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on the hook for legal fees in its bungled lawsuit over a company's alleged criminal screening policy joins a growing list of rulings that show courts will hold the agency accountable when it brings claims it can't back up, attorneys say.

In a 2-1 decision Monday, the Sixth Circuit affirmed a Michigan federal court's order requiring the EEOC to cough up nearly $752,000 to reimburse temporary staffing company Peoplemark Inc. for the...
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