Case: Ellis v. Elgin Riverboat Resort

1:98-cv-07093 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Filed Date: Nov. 5, 1998

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Case Summary

Four African-American prospective casino employees filed a class action complaint against Elgin Riverboat Resort d/b/a Grand Victoria Riverboat, Nevada Landing Partnership, and RBG, Ltd. (collectively referred to as "Elgin") under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et. seq. in the United States District Court of the Northern District of Illinois. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, asked the court for both declaratory and injunctive relief, charging Elgin w…

Four African-American prospective casino employees filed a class action complaint against Elgin Riverboat Resort d/b/a Grand Victoria Riverboat, Nevada Landing Partnership, and RBG, Ltd. (collectively referred to as "Elgin") under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et. seq. in the United States District Court of the Northern District of Illinois.

The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, asked the court for both declaratory and injunctive relief, charging Elgin with engaging in a pattern and practice of discriminatory hiring based on race.

On July 7, 1999, the plaintiffs filed a motion for class certification. On March 27, 2000, the court (Judge Joan B. Gottschall) granted this motion, certifying the class as "those African-Americans who were qualified for employment as 'dealers' and applied for work as 'dealers' at the Grand Victorial casino, but were not hired from December 25, 1997 to the present." On February 7, 2003, after nearly three years of discovery, the defendants filed a motion to decertify or, in the alternative, modify the class. On August 21, 2003, the court (Judge Martin C. Ashman) granted the defendant's motion to decertify the class.

When the plaintiffs were stripped of their class certification, their lawyers withdrew from the case, and the plaintiffs decided to proceed pro se. On September 21, 2004, the court (Judge Ashman) granted the defendant's motion for summary judgment, thus dismissing and terminating the case. On October 26, 2004, the plaintiffs filed a Notice of Appeal, and the appeal was denied and dismissed on February 17, 2005.

Summary Authors

Nathaniel Koslof (4/24/2008)

People

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Judge(s)

Ashman, Martin C. (Illinois)

Gottschall, Joan B. (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

English, Marcia G (Illinois)

Flaxman, Kenneth N. (Illinois)

Singer, Cecile (Illinois)

Ward, Anderson J. (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Dunphy, Kevin Vincent (Illinois)

Gustman, David C (Illinois)

Kelly, Mairen C. (Georgia)

McFetridge, Jane M. (Illinois)

Judge(s)

Ashman, Martin C. (Illinois)

Gottschall, Joan B. (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

English, Marcia G (Illinois)

Flaxman, Kenneth N. (Illinois)

Singer, Cecile (Illinois)

Ward, Anderson J. (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Dunphy, Kevin Vincent (Illinois)

Gustman, David C (Illinois)

Kelly, Mairen C. (Georgia)

McFetridge, Jane M. (Illinois)

More, Donna B. (Illinois)

Rice, Joel W. (Illinois)

Schroeder, Mark W. (Illinois)

Strubbe, Matt David (Illinois)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket

Ellis, et al v. Grand Victoria, et al

April 20, 2006 Docket
10

Amended Complaint

July 7, 1999 Pleading / Motion / Brief
26

Order (Granting class certification)

March 29, 2000 Order/Opinion
81

Defendant's Motion to Decertify Class

Feb. 6, 2003 Pleading / Motion / Brief
98

Order (Decertifying the class)

Ellis, et al v. Grand Victoria, et al

217 F.R.D. 415

Aug. 21, 2003 Order/Opinion
109

Memorandum Opinion and Order (Advising plaintiffs of the consequences of failing to respond to a motion for summary judgment)

2004 WL 434203, 2004 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 2497

Feb. 18, 2004 Order/Opinion
124

Opinion (Granting defendant summary judgment)

2004 WL 2125122, 2004 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 18971

Sept. 22, 2004 Order/Opinion

Docket

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Last updated May 20, 2022, 1:43 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT - Civil cover sheet - Appearance(s) of Cecile L. Singer, Kenneth N. Flaxman as attorney(s) for plaintiff original and 1 copy summons(es) issued.) ( Documents: 1-1 through 1-3) (rmm) (Entered: 11/06/1998)

Nov. 5, 1998
98

MINUTE ORDER of 8/21/03 by Hon. Martin C. Ashman : Defendants' motion to decertify the class is granted [81-1]. Defendants' motion to amende the class definition is denied [80-1] to include only those applicants who auditioned is denied as moot. Entered Memorandum Opinion and Order. Mailed notice by judge's staff (lc)

Aug. 21, 2003 RECAP

RECEIPT regarding payment of filing fee paid; on 11/5/98 in the amount of $ 150.00, receipt # 523189. (rmm) (Entered: 11/06/1998)

Nov. 5, 1998
109

MINUTE ORDER of 2/18/04 by Hon. Martin C. Ashman : Entered Memorandum Opinion and Order. Mailed notice by judge's staff (lc)

Feb. 18, 2004 RECAP
124

MINUTE ORDER of 9/21/04 by Hon. Martin C. Ashman : Defendant Elgin Riverboat Resort's motion for summary judgment is granted [103-1] and this case is dismissed terminating case. Entered Memorandum Opinion and Order. Mailed notice by judge's staff (lc)

Sept. 21, 2004 RECAP
2

RETURN OF SERVICE of summons executed upon defendant Grand Victoria on 11/13/98 (eav) (Entered: 11/23/1998)

Nov. 20, 1998
3

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendants by David C. Gustman, Donna B More, Mark W. Schroeder (eav) (Entered: 12/08/1998)

Dec. 7, 1998
4

MOTION by defendants for extension of time to answer or otherwise plead to complaint ; Notice of motion (eav) (Entered: 12/16/1998)

Dec. 7, 1998
5

MINUTE ORDER of 12/15/98 by Hon. George M. Marovich : Defendants' motion for an extension of time to 1/6/99 to answer or otherwise plead is granted. [4-1] No further extensions will be allowed. Status hearing is set for 1/12/99 at 9:30 a.m. The parties are to file a joint status report by 1/8/99. Mailed notice (eav) (Entered: 12/16/1998)

Dec. 15, 1998
6

ANSWER by defendants to complaint and affirmative defenses (eav) (Entered: 01/07/1999)

Jan. 6, 1999

SCHEDULE set on 1/7/99 by Hon. George M. Marovich : Status hearing set to 9:30 am on 1/27/99. The parties are to file a joint written status report by 1/25/99. . Mailed notice (jms) (Entered: 01/07/1999)

Jan. 7, 1999
7

JOINT STATUS REPORT; Notice of filing (eav) (Entered: 01/11/1999)

Jan. 8, 1999

SCHEDULE set on 1/12/99 by Hon. George M. Marovich : Status hearing held and continued to 9:30 am on 5/5/99 . No notice, advised in open court (jms) (Entered: 01/12/1999)

Jan. 12, 1999

SCHEDULE set on 5/5/99 by Hon. George M. Marovich : Status hearing held and continued to 9:30 am on 7/7/99. Plaintiff's oral motion for leave to file an amended complaint instanter is granted. Plaintiff is directed to file their motion for class certification and supporting memoranda by 7/7/99 . No notice, advised in open court (jms) (Entered: 05/05/1999)

May 5, 1999
9

MEMORANDUM by plaintiffs in support motion for class certification [8-1] (rmm) (Entered: 07/08/1999)

July 7, 1999
10

AMENDED COMPLAINT [1-1] by plaintiff terminating defendant PG Inv, defendant Grand Victoria; adding Derrick Denson, Elgin Riverboat, RBG Ltd (rmm) (Entered: 07/08/1999)

July 7, 1999
11

MINUTE ORDER of 7/7/99 by Hon. George M. Marovich : Status hearing held. Plaintiff's oral motion for leave to file an amended complaint instanter is granted. Plaintiff's motion for class certification [8-1] is taken under advisement. Response to motion for class certification [8-1] to be filed by 9/7/99. Reply is due 9/28/99. Court will rule by mail. Mailed notice (rmm) (Entered: 07/08/1999)

July 7, 1999
12

MOTION by defendants NV Landing Prt, Elgin Riverboat for extension of time to answer or otherwise plead to amended complaint (Attachment); Notice of motion (eav) (Entered: 08/06/1999)

July 30, 1999
13

MINUTE ORDER of 8/5/99 by Hon. George M. Marovich : Defendants' motion for an extension of time to 8/6/99 to answer or otherwise plead is granted. [12-1] Telephoned notice (eav) (Entered: 08/06/1999)

Aug. 5, 1999
14

ANSWER and affirmative defenses to amended complaint by defendant complaint [10-1] (lal) (Entered: 08/09/1999)

Aug. 6, 1999
15

AGREED MOTION by defendants NV Landing Prt, Elgin Riverboat, RBG Ltd for extension of time to file a brief in opposition to plaintiffs' motion for class certification ; Notice of motion (eav) (Entered: 09/13/1999)

Sept. 2, 1999
16

MINUTE ORDER of 9/9/99 by Hon. George M. Marovich : Defendants' agreed motion for extension of time to file a brief in opposition to plaintiffs' motion for class certification is granted. [15-1] Response to motion for class certification due by 9/28/99 [8-1]; reply due by 10/26/99. Mailed notice (eav) (Entered: 09/13/1999)

Sept. 9, 1999
17

MOTION by defendant Elgin Riverboat for leave to file, instanter, a brief in excess of 15 pages ; Notice of motion; Memorandum in opposition with Affidavit of Sharon McGill (Attachments) (eav) (Entered: 10/06/1999)

Sept. 28, 1999
18

MINUTE ORDER of 10/5/99 by Hon. George M. Marovich : Defendants motion for leave to file, instanter, a brief in excess of 15 pages in opposition to plaintiffs' motion for class certification is granted. [17-1] Telephoned notice (eav) (Entered: 10/06/1999)

Oct. 5, 1999
19

AGREED MOTION by plaintiffs for extension of time to file a reply memorandum to defendants' brief in opposition to plaintiffs' motion for class certification ; Notice of motion (eav) (Entered: 11/08/1999)

Oct. 25, 1999
20

MINUTE ORDER of 11/4/99 by Hon. George M. Marovich : Plaintiff's agreed motion for extension of time is granted. [19-1] Reply to defendant's brief in opposition to plaintiff's motion for class certification due by 11/11/99. [8-1] No notice (eav) (Entered: 11/08/1999)

Nov. 4, 1999
21

REPLY MEMORANDUM by plaintiff in support of motion for class certification [8-1] (Attachments) (eav) (Entered: 11/16/1999)

Nov. 12, 1999
22

MOTION by defendant Elgin Riverboat for leave to file, instanter, sur- response in opposition to motion for class certification ; Notice of motion (eav) (Entered: 12/03/1999)

Nov. 22, 1999
23

MINUTE ORDER of 12/1/99 by Hon. George M. Marovich : Grand Victoria's motion for leave to file instanter, sur-response in opposition to motion for class certification is granted. [22-1] Sur-reply to be filed by 12/8/99. No notice (eav) (Entered: 12/03/1999)

Dec. 1, 1999
24

SUR-RESPONSE by defendant Elgin Riverboat in opposition to plaintiffs' motion for class certification [8-1] (eav) (Entered: 12/03/1999)

Dec. 1, 1999
25

SURREPLY memorandum by plaintiffs in support of their motion for class certification [8-1] (las) (Entered: 12/10/1999)

Dec. 8, 1999

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE ORDER of 02/01/00: Case reassigned to Hon. Joan B. Gottschall. (nlf) (Entered: 02/04/2000)

Feb. 1, 2000

SCHEDULE set on 3/11/00 by Hon. Joan B. Gottschall : Status hearing set to 9:30 4/25/00 . Mailed notice (rj) (Entered: 03/11/2000)

March 11, 2000
26

MINUTE ORDER of 3/27/00 by Hon. Joan B. Gottschall : Status hearing set for 04/18/00 at 9:30 a.m. The plaintiffs' motion for class certification is granted [8-1] with modification for reasons stated in the attached order, and the court certifies the following class: All African-Americans who were qualified for employment as "dealers" who applied for positions as "dealers" at the Grand Victoria casino, but who were no hired from 12/25/97 to the present. Status is set for 04/18/00, at 9:30 a.m. (Entered Order) Mailed notice (hp) (Entered: 03/29/2000)

March 27, 2000

SCHEDULE set on 4/18/00 by Hon. Joan B. Gottschall : Status hearing held and continued to 9:30 5/25/00 . In court notice (rj) (Entered: 04/24/2000)

April 18, 2000
27

MOTION by defendants for leave to file appearance of Jane M. McFetridge, Mairen C. Kelly, Kevin V. Dunphy as counsel ; Notice of filing (fce) (Entered: 05/01/2000)

April 27, 2000
28

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendants Grand Victoria, NV Landing Prt, PG Inv by Jane M. McFetridge, Mairen C. Kelly, Kevin Vincent Dunphy (fce) (Entered: 05/01/2000)

April 27, 2000
29

MINUTE ORDER of 5/5/00 by Hon. Joan B. Gottschall : Motion by Jane M. McFetridge, Mairen C. Kelly, Kevin V. Dunphy for leave to appear appearance as counsel for Defendants Elgin Riverboard Resort d/b/a Grand Victoria Casino, Nevada Landing Partnership and PG Investors is granted. [27-1] No notice (tlm) (Entered: 05/08/2000)

May 5, 2000

SCHEDULE set on 5/25/00 by Hon. Joan B. Gottschall : Status hearing held and continued to 9:30 7/27/00 . Mailed notice (rj) (Entered: 05/26/2000)

May 25, 2000
30

MOTION by defendants to withdraw Freeborn & Peters as counsel for defendants ; Notice (hp) (Entered: 07/13/2000)

July 7, 2000
31

MINUTE ORDER of 7/12/00 by Hon. Joan B. Gottschall : Motion by David C. Gustman and Mark W. Schroeder of Freeborn & Peters and Donna B. More of the More Law Group to withdraw their appearances as attorneys on behalf of defendants Elgin Riverboat Resort, d/b/a Grand Victoria Casino, Nevada Landing Partnership and RBG, L.P. is granted. [30-1] Mailed notice (hp) (Entered: 07/13/2000)

July 12, 2000
32

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendants Elgin Riverboat Resort d/b/a Grand victoria Casino, Nevada Landing Partnership and PG Investors by Matt David Strubbe (hp) (Entered: 07/24/2000)

July 19, 2000

SCHEDULE set on 7/29/00 by Hon. Joan B. Gottschall : Status hearing held and continued to 9:30 9/28/00 . No notice (ac) (Entered: 07/29/2000)

July 29, 2000

SCHEDULE set on 9/28/00 by Hon. Joan B. Gottschall : Status hearing held and continued to 9:30 10/26/00 . In court notice (rj) (Entered: 09/28/2000)

Sept. 28, 2000
33

AGREED MOTION by plaintiffs to approve form of class notice (Attachment); Notice (hp) (Entered: 10/31/2000)

Oct. 19, 2000
34

MINUTE ORDER of 10/27/00 by Hon. Joan B. Gottschall : Status hearing set for 01/18/01 at 9:30 a.m. Plaintiff's agreed motion to approve form of class notice is granted. [33-1] No notice (hp) (Entered: 10/31/2000)

Oct. 27, 2000

SCHEDULE set on 1/18/01 by Hon. Joan B. Gottschall : Status hearing held and continued to 9:30 4/19/01 . Mailed notice (rj) (Entered: 01/18/2001)

Jan. 18, 2001
36

MEMORANDUM by plaintiffs in opposition to defendant's motion to dismiss claims of deceased class member Yvonne Mason. (fce) (Entered: 05/17/2001)

April 16, 2001

SCHEDULE set on 4/19/01 by Hon. Joan B. Gottschall : Status hearing held and continued to 9:30 9/20/01. Discovery (non-expert) ordered closed on 9/17/01 . In court notice (rj) (Entered: 04/19/2001)

April 19, 2001
38

MOTION by plaintiffs' to authorize class notice to class members who applied on and after 6/20/00 ; Notice. (vmj) (Entered: 05/22/2001)

April 24, 2001
39

MOTION by defendants' to compel answers to defendants' first set of interrogatories and first request for production of documents to plaintiff class members (Attachments); Notice. (vmj) (Entered: 05/22/2001)

April 30, 2001
40

MOTION by defendants' to dismiss Plaintiff, Yvonne Mason pursuant to Rule 25(a)(1) FRCP (death of a party) and memorandum of law ; Notice. (vmj) (Entered: 05/22/2001)

May 1, 2001
37

RESPONSE and opposition by defendants to plaintiff's motion to authorize class notice to class members who applied on or after 6/20/00 (Attachments); Notice. (fce) (Entered: 05/18/2001)

May 16, 2001
41

MINUTE ORDER of 5/18/01 by Hon. Joan B. Gottschall: Answer brief to plaintiffs' motion to authorize class notice to class members who applied on and after 6/20/00 [38-1] due 6/4/01. Reply to answer brief due 6/18/01. Defendants' motion to compel answers to defendants' first set of interrogatories and first request for production of documents to plaintiff class members is denied [39-1] without prejudice. Defendants' to file reply to its motion to dismiss Plaintiff, Yvonne Mason pursuant to Rule 25(a)(1) FRCP (death of a party) and memorandum of law [40-1] by 6/4/01. Parties are required to meet and confer as suggested in open court. Hearing is set for 6/1/01 at 10:00 a.m. Mailed notice (vmj) (Entered: 05/22/2001)

May 18, 2001
45

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendants by Joel W. Rice (jmp) (Entered: 06/07/2001)

May 29, 2001

SCHEDULE set on 6/1/01 by Hon. Joan B. Gottschall : Status hearing reset to 9:30 7/26/01. Hearing held. Pending close date of discovery is lifted. Discovery cut-off will be set at scheduled status hearing. In court notice (rj) (Entered: 06/05/2001)

June 1, 2001
42

REPLY MEMORANDUM by plaintiffs in support of motion to authorize class notice to class members who applied on and after 6/20/00 [38-1] (eav) (Entered: 06/05/2001)

June 4, 2001
43

REPLY by defendants in support of its motion to dismiss plaintiff Yvonne Mason [40-1]. (maf) (Entered: 06/06/2001)

June 4, 2001
44

MEMORANDUM by defendants in support of theor response and opposition to plaintiffs' motion to authorize class notice to class members who applied on and after 6/20/00 [38-1]. (maf) (Entered: 06/06/2001)

June 4, 2001
48

MOTION by defendants NV Landing Prt, Elgin Riverboat, RBG Ltd for leave to file, instanter, sur-reply memorandum in opposition to plaintiffs' motion to authorize class notice to class members who applied on or after 06/20/00 ; Notice. (mw) (Entered: 07/17/2001)

June 15, 2001
46

MINUTE ORDER of 6/28/01 by Hon. Joan B. Gottschall : Enter order on reverse side. The definition of the certified class is hereby amended to include: "All African-Americans who were qualified for employment as 'dealers' who applied for positions as 'dealers' at the Grand Victoria casino, but who were not hired from 12/25/1997 to a date two weeks prior to the scheduled pretrial conference in this action." Plaintiffs' motion to authorize class notice to class members who applied on or after 6/20/2000 [38-1] is granted for the reasons given on the reverse side of this minute order. Mailed notice (eav) (Entered: 06/29/2001)

June 28, 2001
49

MOTION by plaintiffs to compel defendant to respond to request to admit (Attachments); Notice. (mw) (Entered: 07/17/2001)

July 3, 2001
47

RESPONSE by defendants to plaintiff's motion to compel . [39-1] (tlm) (Entered: 07/11/2001)

July 9, 2001
50

MOTION by defendants NV Landing Prt, Elgin Riverboat, RBG Ltd to compel plaintiffs' responses to long outstanding class-related discovery request (Attachments); Notice. (mw) (Entered: 07/17/2001)

July 10, 2001

SCHEDULE set on 7/11/01 by Hon. Joan B. Gottschall : Motion by Defendant for leave to file surreply memorandum in opposition and motion by Plaintiff to compel Defendant to respond to request to admit are continued to 9:30 7/13/01. Defendant's counsel was not available at the time the case was called. In court notice (rj) (Entered: 07/11/2001)

July 11, 2001
51

MINUTE ORDER of 7/13/01 by Hon. Joan B. Gottschall : Motion by defendants' for leave to file instanter, sur-reply memorandum in opposition to plaintiffs' motion to authorize class notice to class members who applied on or after 06/20/00 is granted [48-1]. Motion by defendants' to compel plaintiffs' responses to long outstanding class-related discovery request [50-1] is granted to the extent that if it can't be produced plaintiff must come in on a motion as soon as possible. Plaintiff to respond to long outstanding class- related discovery request by 07/18/01. Plaintiff's motion to compel defendant to respond to request to admit [49-1] is denied without prejudice. Discovery supervision is referred to Magistrate Judge. Status hearing set for 07/26/01 at 9:30 a.m. is stricken. Mailed notice (mw) (Entered: 07/17/2001)

July 13, 2001
52

SUR-REPLY by defendants NV Landing Prt, Elgin Riverboat, RBG Ltd in opposition to plaintiffs' motion to authorize class notice to class members who applied on or after 06/20/01. (mw) (Entered: 07/17/2001)

July 13, 2001
53

REFERRAL ORDER of 7/16/01 The case is referred to the Hon. Martin C. Ashman from the Hon. Joan B. Gottschall for discovery supervision. (For further detail see order.) Mailed notice (mw) (Entered: 07/17/2001)

July 16, 2001

SCHEDULE set on 7/20/01 by Hon. Martin C. Ashman : Status hearing set to 10:00 8/3/01 in courtroom 1386. Mailed notice (is) (Entered: 07/20/2001)

July 20, 2001
54

MINUTE ORDER of 8/1/01 by Hon. Joan B. Gottschall: After reconsidering the order entered on 6/28/01 in light of the defendants' recently filed sur- reply, the court concludes that the order should stand for the reason set forth on the reverse side of this minute order. Mailed notice. (fce) (Entered: 08/02/2001)

Aug. 1, 2001

SCHEDULE set on 8/3/01 by Hon. Martin C. Ashman : Status hearing held. Settlement conference set for 2:00 9/12/01 in chambers 1366. All clients and parties with full authority to settle are to be physically present. Failure to have parties with full authority to settle present may result in the imposition of severe sanctions. (For further details see standing order distributed in open court). Mailed notice (is) (Entered: 08/03/2001)

Aug. 3, 2001

SCHEDULE set on 9/18/01 by Hon. Martin C. Ashman : Settlement conference reset to 2:00 11/6/01 . Mailed notice (is) (Entered: 09/18/2001)

Sept. 18, 2001

SCHEDULE set on 9/27/01 by Hon. Martin C. Ashman : Settlement conference of 11/6/01 is reset to 2:00 11/5/01. Mailed notice (is) (Entered: 09/27/2001)

Sept. 27, 2001

SCHEDULE set on 11/5/01 by Hon. Martin C. Ashman : Settlement conference held. Case settled. Status hearing set to 10:00 11/20/01. Mailed notice (is) (Entered: 11/06/2001)

Nov. 5, 2001
56

CONSENT by plaintiffs to exercise of jurisdiction by a United States Magistrate Judge. (lc) (Entered: 11/13/2001)

Nov. 5, 2001
57

CONSENT by defendants to exercise of jurisdiction by a United States Magistrate Judge. (lc) (Entered: 11/13/2001)

Nov. 5, 2001
55

MINUTE ORDER of 11/6/01 by Hon. Martin C. Ashman : All matters relating to the referral of this action having been resolved, the case is returned to the assigned judge. Terminating the case referral to Hon. Martin C. Ashman regarding [40-1]. No notice (lc) (Entered: 11/07/2001)

Nov. 6, 2001
58

REASSIGNMENT ORDER of 11/8/01: This case is reassigned to the Honorable Martin C. Ashman from the Honorable Joan B. Gottschall pursuant to Local Rule 73.1(b). Mailed notice (lc) (Entered: 11/13/2001)

Nov. 8, 2001

SCHEDULE set on 11/20/01 by Hon. Martin C. Ashman : Status hearing held and continued to 10:00 12/7/01 . Mailed notice (is) (Entered: 11/20/2001)

Nov. 20, 2001
59

MINUTE ORDER of 11/27/01 by Hon. Martin C. Ashman : Defendants' motion to dismiss party [40-1] is terminated as moot. No notice (lc) (Entered: 11/28/2001)

Nov. 27, 2001
60

AGREED MOTION by plaintiffs to approve form of class notice to class members who applied on and after 06/20/00 (Attachment); Notice. (lc) Modified on 12/07/2001 (Entered: 12/07/2001)

Dec. 5, 2001
61

MINUTE ORDER of 12/6/01 by Hon. Martin C. Ashman : Plaintiffs' agreed motion to approve form of class notice to class members who applied on and after 06/20/00 is granted [60-1]. Mailed notice (lc) (Entered: 12/07/2001)

Dec. 6, 2001

SCHEDULE set on 12/7/01 by Hon. Martin C. Ashman : Status hearing held and continued to 10:00 1/25/02 . Mailed notice (is) (Entered: 12/07/2001)

Dec. 7, 2001

SCHEDULE set on 1/25/02 by Hon. Martin C. Ashman : Status hearing held and continued to 10:15 2/20/02 . Mailed notice (is) (Entered: 01/25/2002)

Jan. 25, 2002

SCHEDULE set on 2/20/02 by Hon. Martin C. Ashman : Status hearing held and continued to 10:00 3/12/02 . Mailed notice (is) (Entered: 02/20/2002)

Feb. 20, 2002
62

MOTION by defendants concerning class action settlement agreement (Attachments). (lc) Modified on 03/18/2002 (Entered: 03/18/2002)

March 15, 2002
63

MOTION by plaintiffs to enforce settlement agreement . (lc) (Entered: 03/18/2002)

March 15, 2002
64

MINUTE ORDER of 3/15/02 by Hon. Martin C. Ashman : Plaintiff's motion to enforce settlement agreement is denied [63-1] for the reasons stated in open court. Defendants' motion concerning class action settlement agreement is denied [62-1]. Status hearing held. No notice (lc) (Entered: 03/18/2002)

March 15, 2002
65

MOTION by plaintiffs to appoint special representative for named plaintiff Yvonne Mason ; Notice. (lc) (Entered: 04/01/2002)

March 25, 2002
66

MEMORANDUM by defendants in opposition to plaintiffs' motion to appoint special representative for named plaintiff Yvonne Mason [65-1] (Attachment). (lc) (Entered: 04/01/2002)

March 28, 2002
67

MINUTE ORDER of 3/29/02 by Hon. Martin C. Ashman : Plaintiffs' motion to appoint special representative for named plaintiff Yvonne Mason [65-1] is continued to 4/22/02 at 10:00a.m. Status hearing set for 4/22/02 at 10:00a.m. Mailed notice (lc) (Entered: 04/01/2002)

March 29, 2002

SCHEDULE set on 4/10/02 by Hon. Martin C. Ashman : Settlement conference reset to 3:30 5/15/02. Mailed notice (is) (Entered: 04/10/2002)

April 10, 2002
68

MINUTE ORDER of 4/22/02 by Hon. Martin C. Ashman : Plaintiff's motion to appoint special representative for named plaintiff Yvonne Mason [65-1] is continued to 5/15/02 at 3:30p.m. Status hearing held. Mailed notice (lc) (Entered: 04/23/2002)

April 22, 2002

SCHEDULE set on 4/30/02 by Hon. Martin C. Ashman : Settlement conference of 5/15/02 is reset to 11:00 5/29/02. Mailed notice (is) (Entered: 04/30/2002)

April 30, 2002
69

MINUTE ORDER of 5/1/02 by Hon. Martin C. Ashman : Plaintiffs' motion to appoint special representative for named plaintiff Yvonne Mason [65-1] set reset and continued to 5/29/02 at 11:00a.m. Mailed notice (lc) (Entered: 05/02/2002)

May 1, 2002
70

ADDENDUM by plaintiffs to motion to appoint special representative for named plaintiff Yvonne Mason. (lc) (Entered: 05/30/2002)

May 29, 2002
71

MINUTE ORDER of 5/29/02 by Hon. Martin C. Ashman : Settlement conference held. Case not settled. Plaintiffs' motion to appoint special representative for named plaintiff Yvonne Mason is granted [65-1] for the reasons stated in open court. Status hearing set for 6/14/02 at 10:00a.m. Mailed notice (lc) (Entered: 05/30/2002)

May 29, 2002
72

AGREED MOTION by plaintiff to approve form of class notice to class members who applied on and after 6/20/00 (Attachments) ; Notice of agreed motion (eav) (Entered: 07/30/2002)

July 26, 2002
73

MINUTE ORDER of 7/29/02 by Hon. Martin C. Ashman : Plaintiff's agreed motion to approve form of class notice to class members who applied on and after 6/20/00 is granted. [72-1] Mailed notice (eav) (Entered: 07/30/2002)

July 29, 2002

SCHEDULE set on 9/13/02 by Hon. Martin C. Ashman : Status hearing held and continued to 10:00 12/4/02 . Mailed notice (is) (Entered: 09/13/2002)

Sept. 13, 2002

State / Territory: Illinois

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Key Dates

Filing Date: Nov. 5, 1998

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Those African-Americans who were qualified for employment as ‘dealers’ and applied for work as ‘dealers’ at the Grand Victorial casino, but were not hired from December 25, 1997 to the present.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: Yes

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Grand Victoria Riverboat, Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Defendant

Nature of Relief:

None

Source of Relief:

None

Issues

General:

Pattern or Practice

Discrimination-area:

Hiring

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

Black