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Case Style: Diana Duncan v. General Motors Corporation and St. Louis Community College
Case Number: 98-CV-1220
Judge: Carol E. Jackson
Court: United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
Plaintiff's Attorney: Stephen M. Ryals and Michael J. Beckerman of Ryals & Soffer, P.C., Clayton, Missouri
Defendant's Attorney: Jerry M. Hunter and Charles B. Jellinek of Bryan Cave, L.L.P., St. Louis, Missouri for General Motors Corporation.
Tina A. Odo, St. Louis Community College Legal Department and Kathi L. Chestnut of Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C., St. Louis, Missouri
Description: Civil Rights - Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act - 42 U.S.C. 2000e - Sexual Harassment and Constructive Discharge Claims. Plaintiff was employed by General Motors Corporation in conjunction with a training program operated by St. Louis Community College. She claimed that she was sexually harassed at the GM plant to the point that it was impossible for her continue to work there in May 1997. The alleged sexual harassment was by her immediate supervisor at the plant and took various forms which plaintiff found inappropriate and offensive. She worked at the plant from August of 1994 until May of 1997.
General Motors claimed that plaintiff was not its employee and therefore not Title VII did not apply to her because all of her compensation was paid by the College.
Outcome: Plaintiff's verdict for $1,004,600 after plaintiff settled with the College for $80,000.00.
Plaintiff's Experts: Unknown
Defendant's Experts: Unknown