EEOC's 7-Year Delay Sinks Bias Suit Against Propak

Law360, New York (August 7, 2012, 9:17 PM EDT) -- A North Carolina federal judge on Tuesday tossed a proposed U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission class action accusing Propak Logistics Inc. of only hiring Hispanic workers at a distribution center, finding nearly seven years of foot-dragging by the EEOC entitled Propak to dismissal.

U.S. District Judge Martin Reidinger granted the supply-chain solutions company's motion for summary judgment on the issues of laches, finding that there had been unreasonable delay on the EEOC's part and dismissing the case.

There was an “unconscionable” delay between the January 2003...
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