Case: EEOC v. MARKET USA

1:97-cv-08515 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Filed Date: Dec. 9, 1997

Closed Date: Sept. 16, 1998

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Case Summary

In December 1997, the Chicago District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Market USA in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The docket is the only document publicly available regarding this case, so the exact allegations involved are not known for certain. The docket suggests that the case was brought under Title VII. In February 1998, the defendant filed a motion to dismiss the EEOC's complaint which was denied in March 1998. The parties then took part in a settlement conference in August 1998 and reached a settlement through a consent decree in September 1998.

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Kevin Wilemon (6/14/2007)

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Document

1:97-cv-08515

Docket

EEOC v. Market USA

Sept. 16, 1998

Sept. 16, 1998

Docket

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Docket

Last updated Aug. 9, 2022, 3:03 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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COMPLAINT; jury demand - Civil cover sheet - Appearance(s) of John C. Hendrickson, Jean Powers Kamp, Mary B. Manzo as attorney(s) for plaintiff ( no summons(es) issued.) ( Documents: 1-1 through 1-3) (mjc) (Entered: 12/11/1997)

Dec. 9, 1997

Dec. 9, 1997

2

WAIVER of service of summons as to defendant sent on 12/15/97 (dmkf) (Entered: 12/29/1997)

Dec. 23, 1997

Dec. 23, 1997

SCHEDULE set on 2/10/98 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo : Initial Pretrial conference set to 1:45 p.m. on 3/6/98. The scheduling order to be returned to chambers by 3/4/98. mailed notice (mpj) (Entered: 02/10/1998)

Feb. 10, 1998

Feb. 10, 1998

3

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant by Alisa Beth Arnoff, Bruce C. Scalambrino, Gregg J. Simon (mjc) (Entered: 02/18/1998)

Feb. 17, 1998

Feb. 17, 1998

5

MOTION by defendant to dismiss the plaintiff's complaint ; Notice of motion (Temporarily unavailable for docketing.) (mjc) (Entered: 03/10/1998)

Feb. 17, 1998

Feb. 17, 1998

6

MEMORANDUM by defendant in support of its motion to dismiss the plaintiff's complaint [5-1] (Exhibits) (Temporarily unavailable for docketing.) (mjc) (Entered: 03/10/1998)

Feb. 17, 1998

Feb. 17, 1998

7

SCHEDULING ORDER with discovery plan (mjc) (Entered: 03/10/1998)

March 9, 1998

March 9, 1998

7

DISCOVERY plan by parties with scheduling order (mjc) (Entered: 03/10/1998)

March 9, 1998

March 9, 1998

8

MINUTE ORDER of 3/9/98 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo : Defendant's motion to dismiss the plaintiff's complaint is denied [5-1]. The complaint clearly alleges discrimination based on race and nothing else. Enter scheduling order. Response to any motions in limine will be due within two weeks thereafter. Discovery is ordered closed on 10/1/98. Dispositive motions will be due by 11/1/98. Pretrial order is due by 12/18/98. Pretrial conference set for 1/22/99 at 10:30 a.m. This case is placed on the pooled trial calendar for 2/1/99 at 9:30 a.m. to be tried when reached. Mailed notice (mjc) (Entered: 03/10/1998)

March 9, 1998

March 9, 1998

9

ANSWER and affirmative defenses by defendant to complaint; Notice of filing (mjc) (Entered: 03/18/1998)

March 17, 1998

March 17, 1998

10

MOTION by defendant to refer cause to Magistrate Judge for settlement conference ; Notice of motion (mjc) (Entered: 03/25/1998)

March 20, 1998

March 20, 1998

11

MINUTE ORDER of 3/24/98 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo : The defendant's motion to refer cause to Magistrate Judge for settlement conference is granted [10-1]. Mailed notice (mjc) (Entered: 03/25/1998)

March 24, 1998

March 24, 1998

12

REFERRAL ORDER of 3/26/98: Case referred to Magistrate Judge Martin C. Ashman pursuant to local General Rule 2.41(b) to conduct hearings and enter appropriate orders on settlement conference. (For further detail see order.) Mailed notice (mjc) Modified on 03/31/1998 (Entered: 03/31/1998)

March 30, 1998

March 30, 1998

SCHEDULE set on 5/4/98 by Hon. Martin C. Ashman : Settlement conference set for 2:00 6/8/98 in chambers 2206. All clients and parties with full authority to settle are to be phyiscally present. Failure to have parties with full authority to settle present may result in the imposition of severe sanctions. (See attached standing order for further details). Mailed notice (is) (Entered: 05/04/1998)

May 4, 1998

May 4, 1998

13

REFERRAL ORDER of 5/28/98: Case referred to Magistrate Ian H. Levin pursuant to local General Rule 2.41G(2) that I recuse myself from this case assigned to my calendar because one of the parties to the lawsuit are related to me. (For further detail see order.) Mailed notice (mjc) Modified on 06/11/1998 (Entered: 06/01/1998)

May 29, 1998

May 29, 1998

SCHEDULE set on 6/4/98 by Hon. Ian H. Levin : Initial status hearing to 9:30 7/10/98 in courtroom 2494. Enclosed is the court's procedure of filing joint status report . Mailed notice (ac) (Entered: 06/04/1998)

June 4, 1998

June 4, 1998

14

JOINT STATUS REPORT by parties for settlement conference (Attachments); Notice of filing (mjc) Modified on 07/16/1998 (Entered: 07/09/1998)

July 8, 1998

July 8, 1998

SCHEDULE set on 7/10/98 by Hon. Ian H. Levin : Status hearing held. Settlement conference set for 1:30 p.m. 8/6/98 . Client representatives with settlement authority to be present. Mailed notice (smm) (Entered: 07/10/1998)

July 10, 1998

July 10, 1998

16

MINUTE ORDER of 7/20/98 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo : Agreed motion to modify March 9, l998 scheduling order [15-1] is granted in part. Defendant's expert witnesses shall be disclosed by 09/30/98, plaintiff's expert report shall be due 10/31/98, defendnt's expert report by 11/30/98, all discovery to be completed and dispositive motions filed by 12/31/98, the final pretrial order shall be filed by 02/15/99 responses to motions in limine shall be due 14 days thereafter, and the final pretrial conference is set for 03/12/99 at 5:00 p.m. the trial date will be set at that time. Pretrial conference set for 01/22/99 and the trial date of 02/01/99 are stricken. Mailed notice (mak) (Entered: 07/22/1998)

July 20, 1998

July 20, 1998

17

MINUTE ORDER of 8/6/98 by Hon. Ian H. Levin: Settlement conference held. Case settled. 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. Ian H. Levin ). Mailed notice (yap) (Entered: 08/10/1998)

Aug. 6, 1998

Aug. 6, 1998

18

JOINT MOTION by parties for order of consent decree (Attachment) (Exhibit); Notice of motion (hp) (Entered: 09/17/1998)

Aug. 20, 1998

Aug. 20, 1998

19

CONSENT DECREE (Exhibits) (hp) (Entered: 09/17/1998)

Sept. 8, 1998

Sept. 8, 1998

20

MINUTE ORDER of 9/16/98 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo : Parties joint motion for entry of consent decree is granted. [18-1] Enter consent decree. The court retains jurisdiction for enforcing this consent decree. Any pending motion in this case is terminated as moot. Pretrial conference set for 03/12/99 is vacated. terminating case Mailed notice (hp) (Entered: 09/17/1998)

Sept. 16, 1998

Sept. 16, 1998

Case Details

State / Territory: Illinois

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Dec. 9, 1997

Closing Date: Sept. 16, 1998

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

Market USA, Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Unknown

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits