Case: EEOC v. Clarice's Home Care Services, Inc.

3:07-cv-00601 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois

Filed Date: Aug. 22, 2007

Closed Date: 2010

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Case Summary

On August 22, 2007, the EEOC filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title I of the Civil Rights Act of 1991, on behalf of two aggrieved individuals. The complaint alleged that Defendant, Clarice's Home Care Service, Inc., engaged in unlawful employment practices on the basis of race, as well as retaliation of protected activity. Specifically, the EEOC claimed that Defendant failed to hire …

On August 22, 2007, the EEOC filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title I of the Civil Rights Act of 1991, on behalf of two aggrieved individuals. The complaint alleged that Defendant, Clarice's Home Care Service, Inc., engaged in unlawful employment practices on the basis of race, as well as retaliation of protected activity. Specifically, the EEOC claimed that Defendant failed to hire an individual as a Home Care Provider because of her race. Furthermore, the complaint alleged that Defendant discharged one of its employees for opposing Defendant's refusal to hire that individual, and for informing the individual that she was not hired because of her race. The EEOC sought injunctive relief, as well as monetary relief on behalf of the two individuals.

The District Court (Magistrate Judge Donald G. Wilkerson) on December 18, 2007 allowed one of the individuals involved (the woman who was not hired) to intervene. The plaintiff-intervenor filed her complaint on April 11, 2008, seeking monetary relief based on the same claims made in the EEOC's complaint.

On June 10, 2008 the District Court (Judge Patrick G. Murphy) approved a settlement between the parties under a consent decree. Under the decree, Defendant was required to pay $20,000 to the terminated employee and $30,000 to the plaintiff-intervenor. The decree also accorded general injunctive relief, preventing Defendant from making any decisions regarding applicants, employees, or clients on the basis of race. Defendant was also required to provide Title VII training to all of its employees who make hiring decisions or make work assignments, as well as to post a policy of non-discrimination for all of their employees to see. The consent decree was to remain in effect for a period of two years.

The decree was entered in 2008 and scheduled to last until 2010. No further docket entries exist, so the case presumably closed in 2010 at the termination of the decree.

Summary Authors

Adam Teitelbaum (3/20/2010)

People

For PACER's information on parties and their attrorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4860610/parties/equal-employment-opportunity-commission-v-clarices-home-care-service/


Judge(s)

Murphy, G. Patrick (Illinois)

Wilkerson, Donald G. (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Kamp, Jean P. (Illinois)

Miller, C. Felix (Missouri)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Kopis, Jeffrey A. (Illinois)

Other Attorney(s)

Active

Judge(s)

Murphy, G. Patrick (Illinois)

Wilkerson, Donald G. (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Kamp, Jean P. (Illinois)

Miller, C. Felix (Missouri)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Kopis, Jeffrey A. (Illinois)

Other Attorney(s)

Barron, Lee W. (Illinois)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

3:07-cv-00601

Docket [PACER]

EEOC v. Clarice's Home Care Service, Inc.

June 10, 2008

June 10, 2008

Docket
2

3:07-cv-00601

Complaint

Aug. 22, 2007

Aug. 22, 2007

Complaint
19

3:07-cv-00601

Order (granting motion to intervene)

EEOC v. Clarice's Home Care Service, Inc.

2007 WL 4522624

Dec. 18, 2007

Dec. 18, 2007

Order/Opinion
35

3:07-cv-00601

Plaintiff-Intervenor's Complaint

EEOC v. Clarice's Home Care Service, Inc.

April 11, 2008

April 11, 2008

Complaint
48

3:07-cv-00601

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Clarice's Home Care Service, Inc.

June 10, 2008

June 10, 2008

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4860610/equal-employment-opportunity-commission-v-clarices-home-care-service/

Last updated Aug. 2, 2022, 3:05 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
19

ORDER granting 7 MOTION to Intervene Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 24 filed by Karen Collier. Signed by Judge Donald G. Wilkerson on 12/18/2007. (hbs)

Dec. 18, 2007

Dec. 18, 2007

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1

Case Opened. Documents may now be electronically filed. Case number 07−601−GPM must be placed on all documents prior to filing them electronically. (Attachments: # 1 Notice to Consent by Magistrate Judge)(tkm) (Entered: 08/22/2007)

Aug. 22, 2007

Aug. 22, 2007

2

COMPLAINT against Clarice's Home Care Service, Inc. (Filing fee $ 350.), filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1)(Miller, C.) (Entered: 08/22/2007)

Aug. 22, 2007

Aug. 22, 2007

24

ORDER denying without prejudice 23 MOTION for Protective Order Regarding Confidential Information filed by Clarice's Home Care Service, Inc. Signed by Magistrate Judge Donald G. Wilkerson on 2/7/2008. (hbs)

Feb. 7, 2008

Feb. 7, 2008

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33

ORDER. Plaintiff Karen Collier shall electronically file her complaint in the action on or before 4/16/2008 or show cause why she has not done so. Signed by Magistrate Judge Donald G. Wilkerson on 4/11/2008. (hbs)

April 11, 2008

April 11, 2008

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3

WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Clarice's Home Care Service, Inc. waiver sent on 8/23/2007, answer due 10/22/2007. (Miller, C.) (Entered: 10/10/2007)

Oct. 10, 2007

Oct. 10, 2007

4

ANSWER to Complaint with Jury Demand by Clarice's Home Care Service, Inc..(Kopis, William) (Entered: 10/10/2007)

Oct. 10, 2007

Oct. 10, 2007

5

CJRA TRACK B assigned: Jury Trial set for presumptive month of 9/2008 in East St. Louis Court House before Judge G. Patrick Murphy. Signed by Judge G. Patrick Murphy on 10/25/2007. (lmc) (Entered: 10/25/2007)

Oct. 25, 2007

Oct. 25, 2007

6

NOTICE TO COUNSEL: Telephonic Scheduling/Discovery Conference set for 12/11/2007 01:00 PM in East St. Louis Court House before Mag/Judge Donald G. Wilkerson. (rmb ) (Entered: 11/02/2007)

Nov. 2, 2007

Nov. 2, 2007

7

MOTION to Intervene Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 24 by Karen Collier. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Barron, Lee) (Entered: 11/26/2007)

Nov. 26, 2007

Nov. 26, 2007

8

NOTICE OF ERRORS AND/OR DEFICIENCIES re 7 Motion to Intervene filed by Karen Collier. See attached document for specifics (dmw) (Entered: 11/27/2007)

Nov. 27, 2007

Nov. 27, 2007

9

NOTICE of Appearance by Jeffrey A. Kopis on behalf of Clarice's Home Care Service, Inc. (Kopis, Jeffrey) (Entered: 12/04/2007)

Dec. 4, 2007

Dec. 4, 2007

10

ORDER: Telephonic Scheduling/Discovery Conference set for 12/11/2007 at 1:00 PM before Mag/Judge Donald G. Wilkerson is hereby CANCELED. Scheduling orders to issue. Signed by Judge Donald G. Wilkerson on 12/7/2007. (hbs) THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 12/07/2007)

Dec. 7, 2007

Dec. 7, 2007

12

SCHEDULING ORDER: Discovery due by 5/8/2008. Dispositive Motions due by 5/23/2008. Signed by Judge Donald G. Wilkerson on 12/7/07. (rmb ) (Entered: 12/11/2007)

Dec. 7, 2007

Dec. 7, 2007

13

ORDER AND NOTICE OF SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE: Settlement Conference set for 5/7/2008 09:00 AM in East St. Louis Court House before Mag/Judge Donald G. Wilkerson. Signed by Judge Donald G. Wilkerson on 12/7/07. (rmb ) (Entered: 12/11/2007)

Dec. 7, 2007

Dec. 7, 2007

11

MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney by Clarice's Home Care Service, Inc.. (Kopis, William) (Entered: 12/08/2007)

Dec. 8, 2007

Dec. 8, 2007

15

SCHEDULING ORDER: Discovery due by 5/8/2008. Dispositive Motions due by 5/23/2008. Signed by Judge Donald G. Wilkerson on 12/7/07. (rmb ) (Entered: 12/13/2007)

Dec. 13, 2007

Dec. 13, 2007

16

ORDER AND NOTICE OF SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE: Settlement Conference set for 5/7/2008 09:00 AM in East St. Louis Court House before Mag/Judge Donald G. Wilkerson. (rmb ) (Entered: 12/13/2007)

Dec. 13, 2007

Dec. 13, 2007

17

ORDER REGARDING DISCOVERY. Signed by Judge Donald G. Wilkerson on 12/13/07. (rmb ) (Entered: 12/13/2007)

Dec. 13, 2007

Dec. 13, 2007

18

ORDER granting 11 MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney (William F. Kopis) filed by Clarice's Home Care Service, Inc. Signed by Judge Donald G. Wilkerson on 12/17/2007. (hbs) THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 12/17/2007)

Dec. 17, 2007

Dec. 17, 2007

20

REQUEST for Admissions by Karen Collier.(Barron, Lee) (Entered: 01/14/2008)

Jan. 14, 2008

Jan. 14, 2008

21

ENTRY STRICKEN: MOTION for Protective Order by Clarice's Home Care Service, Inc. (Kopis, Jeffrey) Modified on 1/17/2008 (dmw). (Entered: 01/16/2008)

Jan. 16, 2008

Jan. 16, 2008

22

NOTICE STRIKING ELECTRONICALLY FILED DOCUMENTS striking 21 Motion for Protective Order filed by Clarice's Home Care Service, Inc. See attached document for specifics (dmw) (Entered: 01/17/2008)

Jan. 17, 2008

Jan. 17, 2008

23

MOTION for Protective Order Regarding Confidential Information by Clarice's Home Care Service, Inc.. (Kopis, Jeffrey) (Entered: 01/17/2008)

Jan. 17, 2008

Jan. 17, 2008

25

RESPONSE/ANSWER TO REQUEST FOR ADMISSIONS by Clarice's Home Care Service, Inc.. Related document: 20 Request for Admissions filed by Karen Collier.(Kopis, Jeffrey) (Entered: 02/13/2008)

Feb. 13, 2008

Feb. 13, 2008

26

ORDER: A Telephonic Discovery Dispute Conference is hereby SET for 3/21/2008 at 9:30 AM before Magistrate Judge Donald G. Wilkerson. Defendant's counsel shall initiate conference call to the Court's teleconference line: 618/482−9004. Signed by Magistrate Judge Donald G. Wilkerson on 3/19/2008. (hbs) THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 03/19/2008)

March 19, 2008

March 19, 2008

27

ORDER: Telephonic Discovery Dispute Conference set for 3/21/2008 at 9:30 AM before Magistrate Judge Donald G. Wilkerson is CANCELED. Defendant informed the Court that he has now received the discovery at issue. Signed by Magistrate Judge Donald G. Wilkerson on 3/21/2008. (jrw) THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 03/21/2008)

March 21, 2008

March 21, 2008

28

MOTION to Amend/Correct 25 Response/Answer to Request for Admissions by Clarice's Home Care Service, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit, # 2 Affidavit, # 3 Affidavit, # 4 Affidavit)(Kopis, Jeffrey) (Entered: 03/22/2008)

March 22, 2008

March 22, 2008

29

Minute Entry: Telephonic Discovery Dispute Conference held before Magistrate Judge Donald G. Wilkerson on 3/28/2008. Lee Barron appeared for Plaintiffs; Jeffrey Kopis appeared for Defendant. Deposition of defendant scheduled for today is canceled. Defendant's deposition to be rescheduled after Plaintiff's deposition is completed. (hbs) THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER

March 28, 2008

March 28, 2008

31

RESPONSE in Opposition re 28 MOTION to Amend/Correct 25 Response/Answer to Request for Admissions filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Miller, C.) (Entered: 04/01/2008)

April 1, 2008

April 1, 2008

32

REPLY to Response to Motion re 28 MOTION to Amend/Correct 25 Response/Answer to Request for Admissions filed by Clarice's Home Care Service, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Exhibit, # 4 Exhibit, # 5 Exhibit, # 6 Exhibit, # 7 Exhibit, # 8 Exhibit, # 9 Exhibit, # 10 Exhibit)(Kopis, Jeffrey) (Entered: 04/08/2008)

April 8, 2008

April 8, 2008

34

ORDER: Telephonic Discovery Dispute Conference is hereby SET for 4/15/2008 at 3:30 PM before Magistrate Judge Donald G. Wilkerson. Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission shall initiate call to the Court's teleconference line 618/482−9004. Signed by Magistrate Judge Donald G. Wilkerson on 4/11/2008. (hbs) THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 04/11/2008)

April 11, 2008

April 11, 2008

35

Intervenor COMPLAINT, filed by Karen Collier.(Barron, Lee) (Entered: 04/11/2008)

April 11, 2008

April 11, 2008

36

Minute Entry and Order for Telephonic Discovery Dispute Conference held before Magistrate Judge Donald G. Wilkerson on 4/15/2008. C. Felix Miller appeared for Plaintiff EEOC; Lee W. Barron appeared for Plaintiff Karen Collier; Jeffrey A. Kopis appeared for Defendant Clarice's Home Care Service. The Court determined that arguments shall be heard in person. Therefore, an In−Person Discovery Dispute Conference is hereby SET for 4/25/2008 at 2:00 PM in the East St. Louis Court House before Magistrate Judge Donald G. Wilkerson. (hbs) THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 04/15/2008)

April 15, 2008

April 15, 2008

37

ORDER: Based upon the representation of the parties that all discovery disputes have been resolved and that settlement will soon be finalized, the In−Person Discovery Dispute Conference scheduled for 4/25/2008 at 2:00 p.m. is hereby CANCELED. Signed by Magistrate Judge Donald G. Wilkerson on 4/25/2008. (hbs) THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 04/25/2008)

April 25, 2008

April 25, 2008

38

MOTION for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery, MOTION for Extension of Time to File Dispositive Motions , MOTION to Continue Presumptive Trial Month by Clarice's Home Care Service, Inc.. (Kopis, Jeffrey) (Entered: 05/06/2008)

May 6, 2008

May 6, 2008

39

ORDER: Based upon the report of the parties, the Settlement Conference set for 5/7/2008 is CANCELED. A Telephonic Status Conference is hereby SET for 6/6/2008 at 2:00 PM before Magistrate Judge Donald G. Wilkerson. Plaintiff shall initiate call to the Court's teleconference line: 618/482−9004. Parties shall inform the Court on the status of the consent decree. Signed by Magistrate Judge Donald G. Wilkerson on 5/6/2008. (hbs) THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 05/06/2008)

May 6, 2008

May 6, 2008

40

Joint MOTION for Order to Cancel Settlement Conference by Karen Collier, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Clarice's Home Care Service, Inc.. (Miller, C.) (Entered: 05/06/2008)

May 6, 2008

May 6, 2008

41

ORDER granting 40 Motion for Order to Cancel Settlement Conference. Signed by Magistrate Judge Donald G. Wilkerson on 5/6/2008. (hbs) THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 05/06/2008)

May 6, 2008

May 6, 2008

43

ORDER granting 38 Motion for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery; granting 38 Motion for Extension of Time to File Dispositive Motions; denying 38 Motion to Continue Trial Date. Signed by Magistrate Judge Donald G. Wilkerson on 5/12/2008. (hbs) THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 05/12/2008)

May 12, 2008

May 12, 2008

44

Joint MOTION for Settlement (To Enter Consent Decree) by Karen Collier, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Clarice's Home Care Service, Inc.. (Miller, C.) (Entered: 06/02/2008)

June 2, 2008

June 2, 2008

45

ENTRY STRICKEN: Joint MOTION for Settlement (Proposed Consent Decree) by Karen Collier, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Clarice's Home Care Service, Inc.. (Miller, C.) Modified on 6/3/2008 (dmw). (Entered: 06/02/2008)

June 2, 2008

June 2, 2008

46

ORDER: Based upon the filing of the joint motion for settlement and proposed consent decree, the Telephonic Status Conference set for 6/6/2008 at 2:00 PM is hereby CANCELED. Signed by Magistrate Judge Donald G. Wilkerson on 6/2/2008. (hbs) THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 06/02/2008)

June 2, 2008

June 2, 2008

47

NOTICE STRIKING ELECTRONICALLY FILED DOCUMENTS striking 45 Motion for Settlement (NOT a Motion, but rather a proposed Consent Decree) filed by Clarice's Home Care Service, Inc., Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Karen Collier. See attached document for specifics (dmw) (Entered: 06/03/2008)

June 3, 2008

June 3, 2008

48

CONSENT DECREE. Signed by Judge G. Patrick Murphy on 6/10/2008. (lmm)

June 10, 2008

June 10, 2008

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Case Details

State / Territory: Illinois

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Aug. 22, 2007

Closing Date: 2010

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

EEOC on behalf of black employee claiming discrimination on the basis of race in hiring.

Plaintiff Type(s):

EEOC Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

EEOC

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Clarice's Home Care Service, Inc, Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Monetary Relief

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

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

Amount Defendant Pays: $50,000

Order Duration: 2008 - 2010

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Reporting

Recordkeeping

Provide antidiscrimination training

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Follow recruitment, hiring, or promotion protocols

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Pattern or Practice

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Hiring

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

Black

EEOC-centric:

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit