EEOC Must Prove Tactics In $30M Bass Pro Deal Proper

Law360, New York (October 2, 2013, 10:43 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission will have to prove in court that the dispute resolution methods it used when it pressured a Bass Pro Inc. subsidiary into a proposed $30 million settlement over minority hiring were within the agency's bounds, a Texas federal judge found Wednesday.

U.S. District Judge Keith P. Ellison denied the EEOC’s motion for partial summary judgment, finding that a Fifth Circuit precedent clearly places the commission’s negotiation practices under the court’s jurisdiction. The suit contends that Bass Pro Outdoor World LLC...
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