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Employment Commission Appeals Order to Pay Cedar Rapids-based Trucking Company
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is again appealing an order that it pay millions in legal costs to an Iowa trucking company for a botched investigation.
EEOC filed notice Friday that it will appeal last month's order by U.S. District Judge Linda Reade that it pay $4.7 million to CRST Van Expedited.
Reade's order is believed to be the largest-ever fee sanction in the history of the EEOC. She says the agency brought numerous "unreasonable or groundless" claims of sexual harassment against the Cedar Rapids-based company.
Reade had ordered the agency to pay $4.5 million in 2010 to CRST, but that award was thrown out by the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
The appeals court will now consider the issue a second time.