A federal judge in Iowa has ordered the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to pay $4.56 million in attorney fees and expenses to a Cedar Rapids trucking business after dismissing a sexual harassment lawsuit brought by the agency on behalf of approximately 270 female drivers. The fee award against the EEOC, while not unprecedented, is unusual, according to one of the attorneys who defended the trucking company, and may be among the largest imposed by a federal court.
EEOC Hit With $4.5 Million in Fees After Dismissal of Sexual Harassment Suit
The National Law Journal
February 17, 2010