Christiansburg Garment Co. v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Christiansburg Garment Co. v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Christiansburg Garment Co. v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
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Supreme Court of the United States
Argued November 28, 1977
Decided January 23, 1978
Full case name Christiansburg Garment Co. v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Citations 434 U.S. 412 (more)
98 S. Ct. 694; 54 L. Ed. 2d 648; 16 Fair Empl. Prac. Cas. (BNA) 502; 15 Empl. Prac. Dec. (CCH) P8041
Holding
Court membership
Case opinions
Majority Stewart, joined by Burger, Brennan, White, Marshall, Powell, Rehnquist, Stevens
Blackmun took no part in the consideration or decision of the case.
Laws applied
Civil Rights Act of 1964

Christiansburg Garment Co. v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 434 U.S. 412 (1978), was a case decided by the Supreme Court of the United States that interpreted 42 U.S.C. §1988(b) to generally not require unsuccessful plaintiffs in civil rights cases to pay attorney's fees to the defendant. There would be an exception, however, for plaintiffs that brought frivolous claims. This decision has essentially helped create one way fee shifting for plaintiffs in civil rights cases.[1]

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References

  1. ^ Yeazell, S.C. Civil Procedure, Seventh Edition. Aspen Publishers, New York, NY: 2008, p. 306

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