GENERAL TELEPHONE COMPANY OF THE NORTH-WEST, INC., ET AL.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION ET AL.
Supreme Court of United States.https://leagle.com/images/logo.png
Argued March 25, 26, 1980.
Decided May 12, 1980.
Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
James R. Dickens argued the cause for petitioners. With him on the briefs were C. Lee Coulter and N. Huntley Holland.
Deputy Solicitor General Wallace argued the cause for respondents. With him on the brief for the federal respondent were Solicitor General McCree, Leroy D. Clark, Joseph T. Eddins, and Lutz Alexander Prager. Herman L. Wacker filed a memorandum for Local Union No. 89, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, respondent under this Court's Rule 21 (4).*
Supreme Court of United States.
MR. JUSTICE WHITE delivered the opinion of the Court.
The issue in this case is whether the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) may seek classwide relief under § 706 (f) (1) of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) without being certified as the class representative under Rule 23 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that certification was not required. 599 F.2d 322...
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