Justices Question EEOC Bid To Skirt Fees In CRST Bias Case

Law360, New York (March 28, 2016, 8:13 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court expressed doubt on Monday that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission should avoid having to pay about $4.7 million in attorneys’ fees in an unsuccessful sexual harassment case against a trucking company.

During oral arguments, the justices quizzed U.S. Department of Justice attorney Brian Fletcher, who argued the case on behalf of the EEOC, over whether the agency should ever be on the hook for fees in cases, such as the instant suit it filed against CRST Van Expedited Inc., where it didn’t adequately meet its presuit obligations.

Under questioning from Chief Justice John Roberts, Fletcher argued...

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