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U.S. Supreme Court Rejects EEOC's Attorney Fee Argument

In 2007, the EEOC sued employer CRST, alleging it had allowed many women to be sexually harassed. As to each claim, the EEOC did not discharge its pre-suit duties by investigating, making a reasonable cause determination or attempting to conciliate. The district court found the EEOC's actions in this lawsuit (ex. its failure to produce nearly 100 allegedly aggrieved women for deposition) were unreasonable and imposed an unnecessary burden on the employer and the courts.