How They Won It: Akin Beats EEOC Background Check Case

Law360, New York (September 24, 2013, 10:54 PM EDT) -- The maneuvering Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP used to topple a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission race bias suit against event planner Freeman over its use of background checks could serve as a playbook for employers trying to defuse similar EEOC cases.

The defense team's success at trimming the claims and eventually sinking the suit for lack of evidence could offer lessons for BMW Manufacturing Co. LLC and Dollar General Corp.’s DolGenCorp LLC, which are likewise battling allegations that their use of background checks...
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