EEOC Tells 8th Circ. It Prevailed In $5M CRST Fee Battle
By Ben James
Law360, New York (January 16, 2014, 8:51 PM EST) -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission urged the Eighth Circuit Thursday not to force the agency to cover nearly $5 million in legal costs CRST Van Expedited Inc. incurred defending a sexual harassment case, insisting that a $50,000 settlement made the EEOC the prevailing party.
The EEOC lodged a brief asking the appeals court to reverse a trial court judgment from August that left the agency on the hook for $4.7 million in attorneys' fees and expenses CRST racked up fighting claims the court said were...