Griggs v. Duke Power Company

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Griggs v. Duke Power Company
by the Supreme Court of the United States
Griggs v. Duke Power Co., 401 U.S. 424 (1971), was a court case argued before the United States Supreme Court on December 14, 1970. It concerned employment discrimination and the disparate impact theory and was decided on March 8, 1971. It is generally considered the first case of its type. — Excerpted from Griggs v. Duke Power Co. on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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United States Supreme Court

401 U.S. 424


 Argued: Dec. 14, 1970. --- Decided: March 8, 1971

Jack Greenberg, New York City, for petitioners.

George W. Ferguson, Jr., for respondent.

Lawrence M. Cohen for the Chamber of Commerce of the United States, as amicus curiae.

Mr. Chief Justice BURGER delivered the opinion of the Court.


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