Case: Massie v. IDOT

1:96-cv-04830 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Filed Date: Aug. 6, 1996

Closed Date: 2001

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Case Summary

On August 6, 1996, an individual employee filed a lawsuit under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq., 42 U.S.C. § 1981, and 42 U.S.C. § 1983, against his employer, the Illinois Department of Transportation ("IDOT"), in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois . The plaintiff, represented by private counsel, alleged intentional discrimination and disparate impact and asked the court for injunctive and monetary relief. The plaintiff …

On August 6, 1996, an individual employee filed a lawsuit under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq., 42 U.S.C. § 1981, and 42 U.S.C. § 1983, against his employer, the Illinois Department of Transportation ("IDOT"), in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois . The plaintiff, represented by private counsel, alleged intentional discrimination and disparate impact and asked the court for injunctive and monetary relief. The plaintiff alleged that in December 1991, IDOT had adopted a policy that only applied to maintainers, who were heavy construction equipment operators eligible for promotion to lead worker, a policy restricting the promotion of otherwise qualified black maintainers to the position of lead worker. Specifically, he contended that he was denied promotions on multiple occasions in favor of a white applicant with the same or lesser credentials. The plaintiff sought to act on behalf of a plaintiff class of similarly situated employees.

On June 5, 1998, the court (Judge Charles Ronald Norgle Sr.) granted class certification to African-American employees, specifically highway maintainers stationed in Cook County for two or more years, who had not been promoted to position of heavy construction equipment operator or lead worker. Massie v. IDOT, 1998 WL 312021 (N.D. Ill. 1998). Though two years of settlement efforts were unsuccessful and a jury trial was set to begin on April 3, 2000, a consent decree was signed and filed by the parties on April 12, 2000, granting class members monetary and injunctive relief, which included the equal training of employees. The purposes of the decree were to ensure that class members were "afforded equal opportunity for promotions regardless of race and/or color" and to provide injunctive and monetary relief for class members. McGee v. IDOT, 2002 WL 31478261 (N.D. Ill. 2002). According to the PACER docket, on June 12, 2000, the court (Judge Sidney I. Schenkier) granted the class counsels' motion for an award of attorney fees and litigation costs, granted the final approval of the class settlement and consent decree, and dismissed the case.

Summary Authors

Emily Kuznick (4/2/2008)

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People


Judge(s)

Norgle, Charles Ronald Sr. (Illinois)

Schenkier, Sidney I. (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Burger, Joan Harlow (Illinois)

Franklin, Jamie S (Illinois)

Levinson, Roberta A (Illinois)

Mulder, Michael M (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Ioppolo, Thomas A. (Illinois)

Maine, Meghan (Illinois)

Popovic, Marina (Illinois)

Smith, Cara LeFevour (Illinois)

Judge(s)

Norgle, Charles Ronald Sr. (Illinois)

Schenkier, Sidney I. (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Burger, Joan Harlow (Illinois)

Franklin, Jamie S (Illinois)

Levinson, Roberta A (Illinois)

Mulder, Michael M (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Ioppolo, Thomas A. (Illinois)

Maine, Meghan (Illinois)

Popovic, Marina (Illinois)

Smith, Cara LeFevour (Illinois)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:96-cv-04830

Docket [PACER]

Massie v. Illinois Department of Transportation

July 23, 2001

July 23, 2001

Docket
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1:96-cv-04830

Opinion and Order

Massie v. Illinois Department of Transportation

1998 WL 312021, 1998 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 8680

June 5, 1998

June 5, 1998

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

Last updated June 7, 2022, 3:16 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT; jury demand - Civil cover sheet - Appearance(s) of Michael M. Mulder, Joan Harlow Burger, Roberta A. Levinson as attorney(s) for plaintiff with Rule 39 affidavits (one original and four copies summons(es) issued.) (Documents: 1-1 through 1-6). (fce) (Entered: 08/07/1996)

Aug. 6, 1996

Aug. 6, 1996

RECEIPT regarding payment of filing fee paid; on 8/6/96 in the amount of $120.00, receipt #478087. (fce) (Entered: 08/07/1996)

Aug. 6, 1996

Aug. 6, 1996

2

CONTINGENCY FEE AGREEMENT (Not in public case file) (fce) (Entered: 08/07/1996)

Aug. 6, 1996

Aug. 6, 1996

3

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendants' IL Dept of Trans, Kirk Brown, William Pearman, Duane Carlson by Cara LeFevour Smith (lal) (Entered: 09/19/1996)

Sept. 17, 1996

Sept. 17, 1996

4

MOTION by defendants' for an enlargement of time ; Notice of motion (lal) (Entered: 09/27/1996)

Sept. 17, 1996

Sept. 17, 1996

5

RETURN OF SERVICE executed upon defendant IL Dept of Trans on 8/19/96 (Attachments). (lal) (Entered: 09/27/1996)

Sept. 24, 1996

Sept. 24, 1996

6

RETURN OF SERVICE executed upon defendant William Pearman on 8/30/96 (Attachment). (lal) (Entered: 09/27/1996)

Sept. 24, 1996

Sept. 24, 1996

7

RETURN OF SERVICE executed upon defendant Kirk Brown on 8/30/96 (Attachment). (lal) (Entered: 09/27/1996)

Sept. 24, 1996

Sept. 24, 1996

8

MINUTE ORDER of 9/26/96 by Hon. Brian Barnett Duff : Granting defendants' motion for an enlargement of time; [4-1] answer to the complaint is due 10/11/96. Telephoned notice (lal) (Entered: 09/27/1996)

Sept. 26, 1996

Sept. 26, 1996

SCHEDULE set on 10/8/96 by Hon. Brian Barnett Duff : Status hearing set to 9:00 10/14/96 . Mailed notice (ac) (Entered: 10/08/1996)

Oct. 8, 1996

Oct. 8, 1996

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE ORDER of 10/10/96: Case reassigned to Hon. Charles R. Norgle. (nlf) (Entered: 10/11/1996)

Oct. 10, 1996

Oct. 10, 1996

SCHEDULE set on 10/11/96 by Hon. Brian Barnett Duff : Status hearing stricken. Telephoned notice (ac) (Entered: 10/11/1996)

Oct. 11, 1996

Oct. 11, 1996

9

ANSWER to plaintiff's complaint by defendants'; jury demand; Notice of filing. (lal) (Entered: 10/15/1996)

Oct. 11, 1996

Oct. 11, 1996

SCHEDULE set on 10/22/96 by Hon. Charles R. Norgle Sr : Status hearing reset to 9:30 10/31/96 . Mailed notice (ewf) (Entered: 10/22/1996)

Oct. 22, 1996

Oct. 22, 1996

SCHEDULE set on 10/31/96 by Hon. Charles R. Norgle Sr : Status hearing held and continued to 9:30 12/19/96. Counsel to submit agreed discovery schedule or plan within 14 days. No notice (ewf) (Entered: 11/01/1996)

Oct. 31, 1996

Oct. 31, 1996

10

JOINT MOTION to file instanter and for the court to enter the parties' agreed discovery schedule (Attachments); Notice of motion (lal) (Entered: 12/31/1996)

Dec. 12, 1996

Dec. 12, 1996

11

MINUTE ORDER of 12/17/96 by Hon. Charles R. Norgle Sr : Status hearing held. Status hearing continued to 9:30 a.m. on 2/6/97. Motion to file agreed discovery schedule is granted. [10-1], [10-2] No notice (lal) (Entered: 12/31/1996)

Dec. 17, 1996

Dec. 17, 1996

12

MINUTE ORDER of 12/30/96 by Hon. Charles R. Norgle Sr : Joint motion to file instanter and for the court to enter the parties agreed discovery schedule was and is granted. Status hearing held 12/17/96 and continued to 02/06/97 at 9:30 a.m. Mailed notice (lal) (Entered: 12/31/1996)

Dec. 30, 1996

Dec. 30, 1996

SCHEDULE set on 2/6/97 by Hon. Charles R. Norgle Sr : Status hearing held and continued to 9:30 3/12/97 . No notice (ewf) (Entered: 02/07/1997)

Feb. 6, 1997

Feb. 6, 1997

SCHEDULE set on 3/11/97 by Hon. Charles R. Norgle Sr : Status hearing reset to to 9:30 3/19/97 . No notice (ewf) (Entered: 03/11/1997)

March 11, 1997

March 11, 1997

13

MINUTE ORDER of 3/26/97 by Hon. Charles R. Norgle Sr : Status hearing held 03/19/97. Status hearing continued to 9:30 a.m. on 7/8/97. Response to motion for class certification is due by 04/16/97 and plaintiff's reply is due by 04/30/97. Counsel to file amended discovery schedule. Mailed notice (lal) (Entered: 03/27/1997)

March 26, 1997

March 26, 1997

14

AMENDED AGREED discovery schedule. (lal) (Entered: 05/05/1997)

April 23, 1997

April 23, 1997

15

MEMORANDUM of law by defendants' in opposition to plaintiff Massie's motion to certify a class action (Exhibits); Notice of filing. (lal) (Entered: 05/05/1997)

April 23, 1997

April 23, 1997

16

MINUTE ORDER of 4/25/97 by Hon. Charles R. Norgle Sr : Defendants' motion for an enlargement of time (until 04/25/97) is granted. Telephoned notice (lal) (Entered: 05/05/1997)

April 25, 1997

April 25, 1997

17

UNOPPOSED MOTION by plaintiff for extension of time to file reply memorandum in support of motion to certify a class action ; Notice of motion (lal) (Entered: 05/12/1997)

May 7, 1997

May 7, 1997

18

MINUTE ORDER of 5/9/97 by Hon. Charles R. Norgle Sr : Granting plaintiff's unopposed motion for extension of time to file reply memorandum in support of motion to certify a class action [17-1] Reply is due by 06/09/97. Telephoned notice (lal) (Entered: 05/12/1997)

May 9, 1997

May 9, 1997

19

UNOPPOSSED MOTION by plaintiff for second extension of time to file reply memorandum in support of motion to certify a class action ; Notice of motion (fce) (Entered: 06/16/1997)

June 5, 1997

June 5, 1997

20

MINUTE ORDER of 6/13/97 by Hon. Charles R. Norgle Sr : Plaintiff's unopposed motion for second extension of time to file reply memorandum in support of motion to certify a class action is granted [19-1]. Telephoned notice (fce) (Entered: 06/16/1997)

June 13, 1997

June 13, 1997

21

UNOPPOSED MOTION by plaintiff for referral to Magistrate for settlement conference and to stay briefing on plaintiff's motion to certify a class action ; Notice of motion (rmm) (Entered: 06/30/1997)

June 25, 1997

June 25, 1997

22

MINUTE ORDER of 6/27/97 by Hon. Charles R. Norgle Sr : Plaintiff's unopposed motion for referral to Magistrate for settlement conference [21-1] and to stay briefing on plaintiff's motion to certify a class action is granted [21-2]. Mailed notice (rmm) (Entered: 06/30/1997)

June 27, 1997

June 27, 1997

23

MINUTE ORDER of 7/1/97 by Hon. Rebecca R. Pallmeyer : Settlement conference set before Magistrate Judge Pallmeyer for July 7, 1997 at 4:00 p.m. (See reverse of minute order.) Mailed notice (rmm) (Entered: 07/02/1997)

July 1, 1997

July 1, 1997

24

REFERRAL ORDER of 7/2/97: Case referred to Hon. Rebecca R. Pallmeyer pursuant to General Rule 2.41(b) to conduct hearings and enter appropriate orders on the following pretrial motion/matter: Pretrial conference under Rule 16, all discovery motions, discovery supervision, settlement conference and conduct necessary proceedings and enter Order/Report and Recommendation on all nondispositive motions through filing of pretrial materials including final pretrial order. (For further detail see order.) Mailed notice (fce) (Entered: 07/08/1997)

July 7, 1997

July 7, 1997

SCHEDULE set on 8/5/97 by Hon. Rebecca R. Pallmeyer : Settlement conference continued to 11:00 a.m. on 9/18/97. Mailed notice (etv) (Entered: 08/05/1997)

Aug. 5, 1997

Aug. 5, 1997

SCHEDULE set on 9/18/97 by Hon. Rebecca R. Pallmeyer : Settlement conference held and continued to 2:00 p.m. on 10/22/97. mailed notice (etv) (Entered: 09/18/1997)

Sept. 18, 1997

Sept. 18, 1997

SCHEDULE set on 10/22/97 by Hon. Rebecca R. Pallmeyer : Settlement conference held and continued to 11:00 a.m. on 10/29/97. No notice (etv) (Entered: 10/23/1997)

Oct. 22, 1997

Oct. 22, 1997

SCHEDULE set on 10/29/97 by Hon. Rebecca R. Pallmeyer : Settlement conference reset for 2:00 p.m. on 11/7/97. Mailed notice (etv) (Entered: 10/30/1997)

Oct. 29, 1997

Oct. 29, 1997

25

MINUTE ORDER of 11/7/97 by Hon. Rebecca R. Pallmeyer : This matter was referred for a settlement conference. The court has conducted several sessions in which the participants included plaintiff Massie, defendant IDOT, a non-party untion that represets IDOT employees. Although the parties reach agreement on several issues, they could not resolve their differences on the central employees. Although the parties reached agreement on several issues, they could not resolve their differences on the central issue of appropriate relief to class members other than plaintiff Massie himself. The corut concludes reluctantly that no issue of appropriate relief to class members other than plaintiff Massie himself. The court concludes reluctantly that no further efforts will be fruitful. All matters relaring to this referral is being concluded, the matter is returned to the assigned judge. terminating case referral to Hon. Rebecca R. Pallmeyer Mailed notice (rmm) (Entered: 11/10/1997)

Nov. 7, 1997

Nov. 7, 1997

26

REPLY memorandum by plaintiff in support of plaintiff's motion to certify a class action (Exhibits); Notice of filing (rmm) (Entered: 01/23/1998)

Jan. 22, 1998

Jan. 22, 1998

28

MINUTE ORDER of 6/4/98 by Hon. Charles R. Norgle Sr : Enter opinion and order. Plaintiff's motion for class certification is granted. Mailed notice (rmm) (Entered: 06/05/1998)

June 4, 1998

June 4, 1998

29

MINUTE ORDER of 6/5/98 by Hon. Charles R. Norgle Sr : This order accompanies the court's opinion granting plaintiff's motion for class certification. This is a 1996 case. To this point, settlement efforts have been unsuccessful. Accordinly, the court sets 10/30/98 as the due date for a final pretrial order. Trial shall commence at 10:00 am on 11/17/98. Mailed notice (ar) (Entered: 06/05/1998)

June 5, 1998

June 5, 1998

30

MOTION by defendant for substitution of counsel Mariana Popovich for Cara Smith ; Notice of motion (rmm) (Entered: 07/27/1998)

July 14, 1998

July 14, 1998

31

MINUTE ORDER of 7/24/98 by Hon. Charles R. Norgle Sr : Defendants' motion for substitution of counsel and appearance of Mariana Popovich for Cara Smith is granted [30-1]. Mailed notice (rmm) (Entered: 07/27/1998)

July 24, 1998

July 24, 1998

32

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendants by Marina Popovic (rmm) (Entered: 07/27/1998)

July 24, 1998

July 24, 1998

33

MOTION by plaintiff Massie in support of plaintiff's motion for leave to give notice to the class ; Notice of motion (rmm) (Entered: 08/26/1998)

Aug. 13, 1998

Aug. 13, 1998

34

MINUTE ORDER of 8/21/98 by Hon. Charles R. Norgle Sr : Plaintiff's motion for leave to give notice to the class of the pending action is granted [33-1]. No notice (rmm) (Entered: 08/26/1998)

Aug. 21, 1998

Aug. 21, 1998

35

JOINT AND AGREED MOTION by plaintiff for extension of time for a final pretrial order and trial date (Attachment); Notice of motion (meg) (Entered: 10/05/1998)

Sept. 23, 1998

Sept. 23, 1998

36

MINUTE ORDER of 10/2/98 by Hon. Charles R. Norgle Sr : Joint and Agreed motion for extension of time for a final pretrial order [35-1] and trial date is denied [35-2] at this time. Defendant is give 14 days within which to join the Union as a party. Mailed notice (meg) (Entered: 10/05/1998)

Oct. 2, 1998

Oct. 2, 1998

38

MOTION by defendants for leave to join Teamsters Union Local 726 as a necessary party with supporting argument (Exhibits); Notice of motion (rmm) (Entered: 10/15/1998)

Oct. 9, 1998

Oct. 9, 1998

38

SUPPORTING argument for leave to join Teamsters Union Local 726 as a necessary party with motion by defendants (Exhibits); Notice of motion (rmm) (Entered: 10/15/1998)

Oct. 9, 1998

Oct. 9, 1998

37

RESPONSE by plaintiff to defendants' motion for leave to join Teamsters Union as a necessary party; Notice of filing (rmm) (Entered: 10/14/1998)

Oct. 13, 1998

Oct. 13, 1998

39

MINUTE ORDER of 10/14/98 by Hon. Charles R. Norgle Sr : Defendant's motion for leave to join Teamsters Union Local 726 as a necessary party [38- 1] is entered and continued to 9:30 11/30/98. The 11/17/98 trial date and the 10/30/98 date for submission of the final pretrial order are stricken. Mailed notice (rmm) (Entered: 10/15/1998)

Oct. 14, 1998

Oct. 14, 1998

41

RESPONSE by Local 726 St Muni Teamsters Un to defendants' motion for leave to join Teamsters Union Local 726 as a necessary [38-1]; Notice of filing (rmm) (Entered: 11/23/1998)

Nov. 20, 1998

Nov. 20, 1998

42

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for unknown Local 726 St Muni Teamsters Un by Michael H. Slutsky, N. Elizabeth Reynolds, James W. Green Jr. (rmm) (Entered: 11/23/1998)

Nov. 20, 1998

Nov. 20, 1998

44

MOTION by plaintiff to file amended complaint (Exhbiits); Notice of motion (rmm) (Entered: 12/07/1998)

Nov. 24, 1998

Nov. 24, 1998

43

MINUTE ORDER of 12/1/98 by Hon. Charles R. Norgle Sr : Motion hearing held 11/30/98. Motion for leave to join Teamsters Union Local 726 as a necessary party is granted [38-1]. Teamsters Local 726 is added as a non- aligned party. Status hearing set for 9:30 a.m. 1/28/99. Mailed notice (rmm) (Entered: 12/02/1998)

Dec. 1, 1998

Dec. 1, 1998

45

MINUTE ORDER of 12/4/98 by Hon. Charles R. Norgle Sr : Plaintiff Massie's motion to file amended complaint is granted [44-1]. Defendants are given until 1/31/98 to answer or otherwise plead to the amended complaint. Mailed notice (rmm) (Entered: 12/07/1998)

Dec. 4, 1998

Dec. 4, 1998

46

FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT [1-1] by plaintiff terminating unknown Local 726 St Muni Teamsters Un, defendant John Does; adding Randy Vereen, Robert Alewelt; Notice of filing (fce) (Entered: 12/10/1998)

Dec. 8, 1998

Dec. 8, 1998

SUMMONS issued as to defendants Randy Vereen, Robert Alewelt (fce) (Entered: 12/10/1998)

Dec. 8, 1998

Dec. 8, 1998

47

AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE of summons and complaint executed upon defendant Robert Alewelt on 12/14/98 (Attachment) (rmm) Modified on 01/11/1999 (Entered: 01/11/1999)

Jan. 8, 1999

Jan. 8, 1999

48

AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE of summons and complaint executed upon defendant Randy Vereen on 12/14/98 (Attachments) (rmm) (Entered: 01/11/1999)

Jan. 8, 1999

Jan. 8, 1999

SCHEDULE set on 1/28/99 by Hon. Charles R. Norgle Sr : Status hearing held and continued to 9:30 3/31/99. Discovery reports to be produced by 3/8/99 as stated on the record . No notice (ac) (Entered: 01/28/1999)

Jan. 28, 1999

Jan. 28, 1999

49

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendants Robert Alewelt, Randy Vereen by Marina Popovic (rmm) (Entered: 02/01/1999)

Jan. 29, 1999

Jan. 29, 1999

50

ANSWER to plaintiff's first amended complaint by defendants; Notice of filing (rmm) (Entered: 02/01/1999)

Jan. 29, 1999

Jan. 29, 1999

51

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant IL Dept of Trans by Meghan O. Maine, Thomas A. Ioppolo (rmm) (Entered: 03/31/1999)

March 29, 1999

March 29, 1999

52

MINUTE ORDER of 3/31/99 by Hon. Charles R. Norgle Sr : Status hearing held. defendant's motion for substitution of counsel and appearance is granted. Plaintiffs' oral motion for leave to file the additional appearance of Jane Franklin is granted. Status hearing continued to 9:30 a.m. on 6/21/99. Mailed notice (rmm) (Entered: 04/01/1999)

March 31, 1999

March 31, 1999

54

MINUTE ORDER of 3/31/99 by Hon. Charles R. Norgle Sr : Status hearing held. Defendnats' motion for substitution of counsel and appearance of Thomas A. Ioppolo and Meghan O. Maine for that of Marina Popovic is granted [53-1]. Plaintiffs' oral motion for leave to file the additional appearance of Jane Franklin is granted. Status hearing continued to 9:30 a.m. on 6/21/99. Mailed notice (rmm) (Entered: 04/01/1999)

March 31, 1999

March 31, 1999

55

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for plaintiff James H Massie by Jamie S. Franklin; Notice of filing (rmm) (Entered: 04/07/1999)

April 6, 1999

April 6, 1999

56

NOTICE by plaintiff's attorney of name change of firm (rmm) (Entered: 05/27/1999)

May 26, 1999

May 26, 1999

SCHEDULE set on 6/21/99 by Hon. Charles R. Norgle Sr : Status hearing held and continued to 9:30 9/30/99 . No notices required, advised in open court. (ewf) (Entered: 06/22/1999)

June 21, 1999

June 21, 1999

57

MOTION by plaintiff to amend class list , and mail second notice to former class members (Attachment); Notice. (fce) Modified on 08/17/1999 (Entered: 08/17/1999)

Aug. 4, 1999

Aug. 4, 1999

58

MINUTE ORDER of 8/16/99 by Hon. Charles R. Norgle Sr : Plaintiff's motion to amend class list [57-1] and mail second notice to former class members is granted [57-2]. Mailed notice (fce) (Entered: 08/17/1999)

Aug. 16, 1999

Aug. 16, 1999

59

MINUTE ORDER of 9/30/99 by Hon. Charles R. Norgle Sr : Status hearing held. Jury trial set for 4/3/00 at 10:00 a.m. Final pretrial order is due by 3/13/00. Mailed notice (fce) (Entered: 10/01/1999)

Sept. 30, 1999

Sept. 30, 1999

60

MOTION by defendants to extend pre-trial order ; Notice (dj) (Entered: 03/14/2000)

March 8, 2000

March 8, 2000

61

MINUTE ORDER of 3/13/00 by Hon. Charles R. Norgle Sr: Defendants' motion to extend pre-trial order is granted. The final pretrial order due date is extended to and including 3/20/00. [60-1] Telephoned notice (dj) (Entered: 03/14/2000)

March 13, 2000

March 13, 2000

62

AGREED MOTION by defendants to schedule pre-trial settlement conference and to continue date for filing pre-trial order ; Notice (fce) (Entered: 03/20/2000)

March 15, 2000

March 15, 2000

SCHEDULE set on 3/17/00 by Hon. Sidney I. Schenkier : Settlement conference set for 12:30 p.m. on 3/23/00, in chambers 1756. The settlement conference will be conducted in accordance with the Court's Standing Order on Instructions for Settlement Conference, which is enclosed. The schedule for exchange of demand and offer set forth in the standing order will not be required. However, the parties are to submit to chambers by 3/20/00, a current draft of consent decree and a joint letter regarding areas of dispute and each sides position. Parties with ultimate settlement authority to be present at the conference. Mailed notice (fce) (Entered: 03/17/2000)

March 17, 2000

March 17, 2000

63

MINUTE ORDER of 3/17/00 by Hon. Charles R. Norgle Sr : Agreed motion to schedule pre-trial settlement conference [62-1] and to continue date for filing pre-trial order is granted [62-2]. Telephoned notice (fce) (Entered: 03/20/2000)

March 17, 2000

March 17, 2000

64

MOTION by plaintiff to add class members as additional named plaintiffs and class representatives ; Notice (fce) (Entered: 03/27/2000)

March 22, 2000

March 22, 2000

65

AGREED MOTION by plaintiff to schedule pre-trial settlement conference and to continue date for filing pre-trial order ; Notice (fce) (Entered: 03/27/2000)

March 22, 2000

March 22, 2000

SCHEDULE set on 3/23/00 by Hon. Sidney I. Schenkier : Settlement conference held. Matter is set for further settlement conference on 3/28/00 at 1:00 p.m. Mailed notice (fce) (Entered: 03/24/2000)

March 23, 2000

March 23, 2000

66

MINUTE ORDER of 3/24/00 by Hon. Charles R. Norgle Sr : Agreed motion to schedule pre-trial settlement conference [65-1] and to continue date for filing pre-trial order are granted [65-2]. Pretrial order due date reset to 3/31/00. Motion to add class members as additional named plaintiffs and class representatives is granted [64-1]. Mailed notice (fce) (Entered: 03/27/2000)

March 24, 2000

March 24, 2000

SCHEDULE set on 3/28/00 by Hon. Sidney I. Schenkier : Settlement conference held and continued to 12:30 3/30/00 . Mailed notice (fce) (Entered: 03/29/2000)

March 28, 2000

March 28, 2000

67

CONSENT by non-alligned party, Local 726, State Municipal Teamsters Union to exercise of jurisdiction by a United States Magistrate Judge. (fce) (Entered: 03/30/2000)

March 30, 2000

March 30, 2000

68

CONSENT by defendants to exercise of jurisdiction by a United States Magistrate Judge. (fce) (Entered: 03/30/2000)

March 30, 2000

March 30, 2000

69

CONSENT by Richard A Johnson, Jr., Ralph Lemon, Thomas L Malone, John L McGee and defendant James H Massie to exercise of jurisdiction by a United States Magistrate Judge. (fce) (Entered: 03/30/2000)

March 30, 2000

March 30, 2000

70

REASSIGNMENT ORDER of 3/30/00 Case reassigned to Hon. Sidney I. Schenkier from Hon. Charles R. Norgle, Sr. pursuant to Local Rule 73.1(b). (For further detail see order.) Mailed notice (fce) (Entered: 03/30/2000)

March 30, 2000

March 30, 2000

71

AMENDED JOINT MOTION by plaintiff for preliminary approval of proposed settlement, consent decree and form of notices (Attachments) (fce) (Entered: 04/07/2000)

April 5, 2000

April 5, 2000

72

MINUTE ORDER of 4/5/00 by Hon. Sidney I. Schenkier : Plaintff's amended motion for preliminary approval of proposed settlement, consent decree and form of notices is granted [71-1]. Notices to be mailed by 4/14/00. Comments and objections by 5/30/00. Any responses by attorneys by 6/7/00. Fairness hearing set for 9:00 a.m. on 6/12/00 . Mailed Notices by Judge's staff (fce) (Entered: 04/07/2000)

April 5, 2000

April 5, 2000

73

NOTICE of filing by defendant IL Dept of Trans and plaintiff James H Massie of original signatures for consent decree (Attachment) (fce) (Entered: 04/13/2000)

April 12, 2000

April 12, 2000

74

LETTER from David Dilling to the Clerk dated 5/29/00 (Attachment) (fce) (Entered: 06/01/2000)

May 30, 2000

May 30, 2000

75

RESPONSES by defendant IL Dept of Trans to objections to the class settlement; Notice (fce) (Entered: 06/08/2000)

June 7, 2000

June 7, 2000

76

MEMORANDUM by plaintiffs in support of final approval of class settlement and consent decree with response to objections (fce) (Entered: 06/08/2000)

June 7, 2000

June 7, 2000

76

RESPONSE by plaintiffs to objections with memorandum in support (fce) (Entered: 06/08/2000)

June 7, 2000

June 7, 2000

77

APPENDIX filed by plaintiffs to class counsel's memorandum in support of final approval of class settlement [76-1] and response to objections [76-1] (Attachments) (fce) (Entered: 06/08/2000)

June 7, 2000

June 7, 2000

78

MINUTE ORDER of 6/12/00 by Hon. Sidney I. Schenkier : For the reasons stated in open court, class counsels' motion for an award of attorneys fees and costs of litigation is granted. (See attached Order.) (Entered Order.) Mailed notices by judge's staff (fce) (Entered: 06/13/2000)

June 12, 2000

June 12, 2000

79

MINUTE ORDER of 6/12/00 by Hon. Sidney I. Schenkier : Fairness hearing held. For the reasons stated in open court, the Court grants final approval of the class settlement and consent decree (see attached order). Pursuant to the settlement the case is dismissed with prejudice with Court to retain jurisdiction over enforcement, construction and interpretation of the decree. (Entered Final Order and Judgment.) Mailed notices by judge's staff (fce) (Entered: 06/13/2000)

June 12, 2000

June 12, 2000

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TRANSCRIPT of proceedings for the following date(s): 6/12/00 Before Honorable Judge Sidney I. Schenkier (fce) (Entered: 07/20/2000)

July 19, 2000

July 19, 2000

83

MOTION by Frederick Luckett to obtain order to enforce the consent decree (Attachments); Notice. (vmj) (Entered: 08/10/2000)

Aug. 2, 2000

Aug. 2, 2000

81

RESPONSE by defendant IL Dept of Trans to motion to obtain order to enforce the consent decree (Attachment); Notice (fce) (Entered: 08/07/2000)

Aug. 4, 2000

Aug. 4, 2000

82

TRANSCRIPT of proceedings for the following date(s): 4/3/00 Before Honorable Sidney I. Schenkier (fce) (Entered: 08/09/2000)

Aug. 9, 2000

Aug. 9, 2000

Case Details

State / Territory: Illinois

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

Private Employment Class Actions

Key Dates

Filing Date: Aug. 6, 1996

Closing Date: 2001

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

African American employees, specifically Highway Maintainers stationed in Cook County, Illiniois for two or more years, who had not been promoted to position of Heavy Construction Equipment Operator.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Illinois Department of Transportation, State

Defendant Type(s):

Transportation

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

42 U.S.C. § 1981

Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Issues

Discrimination-area:

Promotion

Training

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

Black

Affected Gender:

Female

Male