No. 89-3036.

896 F.2d 524 (1990)

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION, Plaintiff-Appellant, Cross-Appellee, v. MIKE SMITH PONTIAC GMC, INC., Defendant-Appellee, Cross-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit.

March 14, 1990.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Estelle D. Franklin, Asst. Gen. Counsel, Washington, D.C., for plaintiff-appellant, cross-appellee.

Paul Richards, Armonk, N.Y. and Wayne L. Helsby, Orlando, Fla., for defendant-appellee, cross-appellant.

Before FAY and COX, Circuit Judges, and ESCHBACH, Senior Circuit Judge.

FAY, Circuit Judge:

Appellant Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) brought an action on behalf of Georgiana Bennett against Mike Smith Pontiac GMC, Inc. (Smith Pontiac) for its refusal to hire her because of her gender. The EEOC obtained an entry of default against Smith Pontiac as a result of Smith Pontiac's failure to respond to the complaint. After a bench trial on the issue of damages, the district court awarded the EEOC damages based on the average...

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