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EEOC v. Watkins Motor Lines, Inc., 08-2483

In an action by the EEOC to enforce a subpoena connected to an investigation of Defendant-Employer's discriminatory hiring practices, the dismissal of the suit is reversed and remanded. Although there was no EEOC charge pending against Defendant-Employer, Title VII and 28 U.S.C. section 1345 gave the District Court subject matter jurisdiction.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 01/08/2009
  • Decided 01/23/2009
  • Published 01/23/2009


  • EASTERBROOK, Chief Judge., Before EASTERBROOK, Chief Judge, and EVANS and TINDER, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Seventh Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Gail S. Coleman (argued), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Washington, DC, for Plaintiff-Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Joan M. Canny (argued), Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, Miami, FL, for Defendant-Appellee.