Case: EEOC v. FORESIGHT INTERNATIONAL, INC.

1:06-cv-05139 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Filed Date: Sept. 22, 2006

Closed Date: March 28, 2007

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Case Summary

In September 2006, the EEOC's Chicago District Office filed this suit against Foresight International in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois alleging violation of Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA") by terminating the charging party, a qualified male employee, because he was deaf. A settlement conference was held in March 2007, and the parties settled through a consent decree later that month. The eighteen-month decree contained non-discrimination and non-retaliation clauses and required the defendant to: post EEOC provided notices in the workplace, maintain records of every disability compliant, develop and distribute an ADA policy, provide ADA training for all employees, provide written reports to the EEOC semi-annually, and pay $39,000 in damages. The decree was to last for 18 months. The docket sheet doesn't show any further enforcement took place; the case was presumably closed in 2008.

Summary Authors

Michele Marxkors (5/30/2007)

People

For PACER's information on parties and their attorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4251651/parties/united-states-equal-employment-opportunity-commission-v-foresight/

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket (PACER)

EEOC v. Foresight International, Inc.

March 28, 2007 Docket

Complaint

Sept. 22, 2006 Complaint
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Consent Decree

March 27, 2007 Settlement Agreement

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4251651/united-states-equal-employment-opportunity-commission-v-foresight/

Last updated May 12, 2022, 8 p.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link
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COMPLAINT filed by United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; Jury Demand.(vkd, ) (Entered: 09/25/2006)

Sept. 22, 2006 RECAP
2

CIVIL Cover Sheet (vkd, ) (Entered: 09/25/2006)

Sept. 22, 2006 PACER
3

ATTORNEY Appearance for Plaintiff United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission by Gregory M. Gochanour. (vkd, ) (Entered: 09/25/2006)

Sept. 22, 2006 PACER
4

ATTORNEY Appearance for Plaintiff United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission by John C. Hendrickson. (vkd, ) (Entered: 09/25/2006)

Sept. 22, 2006 PACER
5

ATTORNEY Appearance for Plaintiff United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission by Justin Mulaire (Mulaire, Justin) (Entered: 09/25/2006)

Sept. 25, 2006 PACER
6

WAIVER OF SERVICE returned executed by United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Foresight International, Inc. waiver sent on 9/22/2006, answer due 11/21/2006. (Mulaire, Justin) (Entered: 11/01/2006)

Nov. 1, 2006 PACER
7

MINUTE entry before Judge Joan B. Gottschall : Status hearing set for 11/29/2006 at 09:30 AM. Plaintiff is directed to advise the defendants of the status hearing forthwith. Parties are directed to discuss settlement of case, consent to proceed before the Magistrate Judge and a proposed discovery plan. (rj, ) (Entered: 11/03/2006)

Nov. 3, 2006 PACER
8

ANSWER to Complaint by Foresight International, Inc.(Erkonen, Samuel) (Entered: 11/21/2006)

Nov. 21, 2006 PACER
9

ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendant Foresight International, Inc. by Samuel John Erkonen Jonathan Howe (Erkonen, Samuel) (Entered: 11/21/2006)

Nov. 21, 2006 PACER
10

ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendant Foresight International, Inc. by Samuel John Erkonen Nathan J. Breen (Erkonen, Samuel) (Entered: 11/21/2006)

Nov. 21, 2006 PACER
11

ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendant Foresight International, Inc. by Samuel John Erkonen (Erkonen, Samuel) (Entered: 11/21/2006)

Nov. 21, 2006 PACER
12

MOTION by Plaintiff United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for discovery schedule (AGREED MOTION) (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, proposed scheduling order)(Mulaire, Justin) (Entered: 11/22/2006)

2 Exhibit A, proposed scheduling order

View on PACER

Nov. 22, 2006 PACER
13

NOTICE of Motion by Justin Mulaire for presentment of motion for discovery 12 before Honorable Joan B. Gottschall on 11/29/2006 at 09:30 AM. (Mulaire, Justin) (Entered: 11/22/2006)

Nov. 22, 2006 PACER
14

ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendant Foresight International, Inc. by Nathan J. Breen (Breen, Nathan) (Entered: 11/22/2006)

Nov. 22, 2006 PACER
15

Pursuant to Local Rule 72.1, this case is hereby referred to the calendar of Magistrate Judge Jeffrey Cole for the purpose of holding proceedings related to discovery supervision and settlement conference.(rj, )Mailed notice. (Entered: 12/04/2006)

Nov. 29, 2006 PACER
16

MINUTE entry before Judge Joan B. Gottschall : Enter Scheduling Order. Status hearing held. Motion by Plaintiff United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for discovery schedule 12 is granted. Discovery shall be initiated and completed by 3/16/07. Dispositive motions shall be served and filed no later than 21 days after the close of discovery, responses shall be filed 42 days after the close of discovery, replies in support shall be filed 56 days after the close of discovery. This case is referred to Magistrate Judge Cole for settlement conference and discovery supervision. Magistrate Judge Cole has complete authority to set or reset discovery cut off dates. Mailed notice (vkd, ) (Entered: 12/06/2006)

Nov. 29, 2006 PACER
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SCHEDULING ORDER. Signed by Judge Joan B. Gottschall on 11/29/06.(vkd, ) (Entered: 12/06/2006)

Nov. 29, 2006 PACER
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RESPONSE by Defendant Foresight International, Inc. to Request for Admissions (Erkonen, Samuel) (Entered: 01/15/2007)

Jan. 15, 2007 PACER
19

MINUTE entry before Judge Jeffrey Cole: Initial status hearing set for 1/30/2007 at 8:30 A.M. before Magistrate Judge Cole in Courtroom 1838. All parties are directed to refer to Judge Cole's "Initial Joint Status Report Procedures", found on "www.ilnd.uscourts.gov" and to file status report as soon as possible. Mailed notice by judge's staff. (srb,) (Entered: 01/23/2007)

Jan. 16, 2007 PACER
20

STATUS Report (initial, joint) and agreed scheduling request by United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Mulaire, Justin) (Entered: 01/24/2007)

Jan. 24, 2007 PACER
21

MINUTE entry before Judge Jeffrey Cole: On the request of the parties, initial status hearing set for 1/30/2007 is reset to 2/12/2007 at 8:30 A.M. Mailed and telephoned notice by judge's staff. (srb,) (Entered: 01/29/2007)

Jan. 24, 2007 PACER
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MINUTE entry before Judge Jeffrey Cole :Magistrate Judge Status hearing held and continued to 3/7/2007 at 08:30 AM. All discovery shall be completed by 4/20/2007. Advised in open court (jms, ) (Entered: 02/12/2007)

Feb. 12, 2007 PACER
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MINUTE entry before Judge Jeffrey Cole: Status hearing held on 3/1/2007. A settlement conference is set for 3/14/2007 at 7:00 A.M. The parties are directed to refer to Judge Cole's "Instructions for Settlement Conference", found on "www.ilnd.uscourts.gov" and comply with its directives before appearing at the settlement conference. Parties with authority to settle must be present at the conference. As provided in the instructions, plaintiff's counsel shall deliver copies of the settlement letters to chambers by no later than four(4) calendar days before the conference. Non-compliance with the 4-day Rule makes it difficult and often impossible for the conference to proceed effectively. Failure to comply with the 4-day Rule may necessitate cancellation of the conference. Mailed and telephoned notice by judge's staff. (srb,) (Entered: 03/02/2007)

March 1, 2007 PACER
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JOINT CONSENT by parties to Exercise of Jurisdiction by a United States Magistrate Judge. (rp, ) (Entered: 03/21/2007)

March 14, 2007 PACER
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MINUTE entry before Judge Jeffrey Cole :Settlement conference held on 3/14/2007. The case is settled. The parties consent to proceed before Magistrate Judge Cole. The parties are directed to file motion and order for consent judgment as soon as possible. All matter relating to the referral being resolved, the referral is hereby terminated. Judge Jeffrey Cole no longer referred to the case.Mailed notice (smm) (Entered: 03/27/2007)

March 14, 2007 PACER
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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE ORDER: Case reassigned to Judge Jeffrey Cole for and and all proceedings including entry of a final judgment in accordance with Local Rule 73.1(b). Signed by Executive Committee on 3/20/2007. (rp, ) (Entered: 03/21/2007)

March 20, 2007 PACER
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MOTION by Plaintiff United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to approve consent judgment (AGREED MOTION) (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, proposed consent decree)(Mulaire, Justin) (Entered: 03/22/2007)

2 Exhibit 1, proposed consent decree

View on PACER

March 22, 2007 PACER
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NOTICE of Motion by Justin Mulaire for presentment of motion to approve consent judgment 26 before Honorable Jeffrey Cole on 3/27/2007 at 08:30 AM. (Mulaire, Justin) (Entered: 03/22/2007)

March 22, 2007 PACER
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CONSENT DECREE. Signed by Judge Jeffrey Cole on 3/27/07.(vkd, ) (Entered: 03/30/2007)

March 27, 2007 RECAP
29

MINUTE entry before Judge Jeffrey Cole : The agreed motion for entry of consent decree 26 is granted; Civil case terminated. Mailed notice (vkd, ) (Entered: 03/30/2007)

March 28, 2007 PACER

State / Territory: Illinois

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 22, 2006

Closing Date: March 28, 2007

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers.

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

Foresight International, Inc., Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12111 et seq.

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: 39000

Order Duration: 2007 - 2008

Content of Injunction:

Provide antidiscrimination training

Discrimination Prohibition

Retaliation Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Reporting

Recordkeeping

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Discrimination-basis:

Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits