High Court Punts On EEOC Bid To Skirt Fees In Bias Case

Law360, New York (May 19, 2016, 10:50 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday declined to decide if the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission must pay $4.7 million in attorneys’ fees after an unsuccessful sexual harassment suit, but found that a defendant doesn't need to obtain a favorable judgment on the merits of a Title VII claim to be a prevailing party.

The EEOC case alleged widespread sexual harassment at CRST. (Credit: AP) The opinion vacated an Eighth Circuit ruling that overturned an award of fees to CRST Van Expedited Inc. in a suit alleging widespread sexual harassment at the trucking company.

The justices sent the case back to...

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