Case: EEOC v. RANGER ENTERPRISES INC and REOPCO INC

3:05-cv-50184 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Filed Date: Sept. 14, 2005

Closed Date: 2008

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Case Summary

In September 2005, the Chicago District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Ranger Enterprises Inc. and Reopco, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois alleging discrimination on the basis of religion in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant terminated the charging party because of her religion, Non-Christian/Jewish, and retaliated against her for her resistance of religious overture…

In September 2005, the Chicago District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Ranger Enterprises Inc. and Reopco, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois alleging discrimination on the basis of religion in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant terminated the charging party because of her religion, Non-Christian/Jewish, and retaliated against her for her resistance of religious overtures.

The charging party intervened in the suit in December 2005. The parties participated in several settlement conferences in February, March, and May 2006. In July 2006, the parties finally settled through a consent decree.

The two-year decree, containing non-discrimination and non-retaliation clauses, required the defendant to: provide the charging party with a neutral employment reference, post a notice of the consent decree, report to the EEOC at specified intervals, maintain all records relating to complaints of religious discrimination, and pay $30,000.

The docket sheet does not show any further enforcement; the case was presumably closed in 2008.

Summary Authors

Jason Chester (7/10/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

3:05-cv-50184

Docket (PACER)

United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Ranger Enterprises Inc.

July 19, 2006

July 19, 2006

Docket
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3:05-cv-50184

Complaint

United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Ranger Enterprises Inc.

Sept. 14, 2005

Sept. 14, 2005

Complaint
36

3:05-cv-50184

Consent Decree

United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Ranger Enterprises Inc.

July 19, 2006

July 19, 2006

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 6, 2022, 3:12 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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COMPLAINT filed by United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; (clb, ) (Entered: 09/15/2005)

Sept. 14, 2005

Sept. 14, 2005

2

CIVIL Cover Sheet (clb, ) (Entered: 09/15/2005)

Sept. 14, 2005

Sept. 14, 2005

3

ATTORNEY Appearance for Plaintiff United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission by Ethan M.M. Cohen, Gregory M. Gochanour, John C. Hendrickson (clb, ) (Entered: 09/15/2005)

Sept. 14, 2005

Sept. 14, 2005

4

MINUTE entry before Judge P. Michael Mahoney : Status hearing set for 12/2/2005 at 01:30 PM. Plaintiff is directed to notify any party filing an appearance subsequent to the entry of this order of the status hearing. Mailed notice (glg, ) (Entered: 10/18/2005)

Oct. 18, 2005

Oct. 18, 2005

5

WAIVER OF SERVICE returned executed by United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Ranger Enterprises Inc waiver sent on 9/21/2005, answer due 11/21/2005; Reopco, Inc. waiver sent on 9/21/2005, answer due 11/21/2005. (Attachments: # 1 Executed Waiver of Summons)(Cohen, Ethan) (Linked Notice of filing has the incorrect case number) Modified on 10/20/2005 (jat, ). (Entered: 10/19/2005)

Oct. 19, 2005

Oct. 19, 2005

6

MINUTE entry before Judge P. Michael Mahoney : Pursuant to request of counsel, Status hearing reset for 12/14/2005 at 01:30 PM. Telephoned notice (glg, ) (Entered: 11/16/2005)

Nov. 16, 2005

Nov. 16, 2005

7

ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendants Ranger Enterprises Inc, Reopco, Inc. by Christian Mark Poland (Poland, Christian) (Entered: 11/28/2005)

Nov. 28, 2005

Nov. 28, 2005

8

STATEMENT Ranger Enterprises, Inc.'s Disclosure Statement Pursuant to FRCP 7.1 (Poland, Christian) (Entered: 11/28/2005)

Nov. 28, 2005

Nov. 28, 2005

9

STATEMENT Defendant Reopco, Inc.'s Disclosure Statement Pursuant to FRCP 7.1 (Poland, Christian) (Entered: 11/28/2005)

Nov. 28, 2005

Nov. 28, 2005

10

MOTION by Defendant Reopco, Inc. to dismiss Defendant Reopco, Inc.'s Motion to Dismiss All Claims Against It (Poland, Christian) (Entered: 11/28/2005)

Nov. 28, 2005

Nov. 28, 2005

12

MEMORANDUM by Reopco, Inc. in Support of motion to dismiss10 (Poland, Christian) (Entered: 11/28/2005)

Nov. 28, 2005

Nov. 28, 2005

13

ANSWER to Complaint and Affirmative/Additional Defenses by Ranger Enterprises Inc(Poland, Christian) (Entered: 11/28/2005)

Nov. 28, 2005

Nov. 28, 2005

14

NOTICE of Motion by Christian Mark Poland for presentment of motion to dismiss10 before Honorable Philip G. Reinhard on 12/14/2005 at 09:00 AM. (Poland, Christian) (Entered: 11/28/2005)

Nov. 28, 2005

Nov. 28, 2005

15

AMENDED NOTICE of Motion by Christian Mark Poland for presentment of motion to dismiss10 before Honorable P. Michael Mahoney on 12/14/2005 at 01:30 PM. (Poland, Christian) (Entered: 12/02/2005)

Dec. 2, 2005

Dec. 2, 2005

16

MOTION to intervene filed by Attorney Kamran Memon for Margaret A. Levine; [Intervenor's Complaint attached] (jat, ) (Entered: 12/05/2005)

Dec. 5, 2005

Dec. 5, 2005

17

NOTICE by Margaret A Levine for presentment of motion to intervene16 before Honorable Philip G. Reinhard on 12/14/2005 at 09:00 AM. (jat, ) Additional attachment(s) added on 12/5/2005 (jat, ). (Entered: 12/05/2005)

Dec. 5, 2005

Dec. 5, 2005

18

REPORT of Rule 26(f) Planning Meeting by United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Cohen, Ethan) (Entered: 12/12/2005)

Dec. 12, 2005

Dec. 12, 2005

19

Second Amended NOTICE of Motion by Christian Mark Poland for presentment of motion to dismiss10 before Honorable P. Michael Mahoney on 12/21/2005 at 01:30 PM. (Poland, Christian) (Entered: 12/13/2005)

Dec. 13, 2005

Dec. 13, 2005

20

MINUTE entry before Judge P. Michael Mahoney : Pursuant to request of counsel, Status hearing reset for 12/21/2005 at 01:30 PM. Telephoned notice (glg, ) (Entered: 12/13/2005)

Dec. 13, 2005

Dec. 13, 2005

21

ATTORNEY Appearance for Plaintiff United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission by Richard John Mrizek (Mrizek, Richard) (Entered: 12/14/2005)

Dec. 14, 2005

Dec. 14, 2005

22

Amended NOTICE by Margaret A Levine for presentment of motion to intervene16 before Honorable P. Michael Mahoney on 12/21/2005 at 01:30 PM. (jat, ) (Entered: 12/16/2005)

Dec. 16, 2005

Dec. 16, 2005

23

MINUTE entry before Judge P. Michael Mahoney : Status hearing held. Levine's motion to intervene 16 is granted. Defendant's motion to dismiss is presented. Response due 12/30/05. Reply due 1/13/06. If a party is not going to file a brief in response or reply, it is that party's obligation, within the time frame established by this order, to so notify the court in writing. Case management order approved. FRCP 26(a)(1) disclosure due 1/6/06. FRCP 26(a)(2) reserved. Amended Pleadings due 1/6/2006. Fact Discovery closed 6/30/2006. Dispositive Motions due 7/31/2006. Depositions limited to 3 hours with one each at 6 hours. Settlement Conference set for 1/31/2006 at 01:30 PM. Real parties in interest to be available by phone. Parties to submit three page settlement paper to chambers by 1/30/06. docketing mailed notice (jat, ) (Entered: 12/22/2005)

Dec. 21, 2005

Dec. 21, 2005

25

MINUTE entry before Judge P. Michael Mahoney : Pursuant to request of counsel, Settlement Conference reset for 2/13/2006 at 01:30 PM. One page settlement document to be submitted to chambers by 2/10/06. Telephoned notice (glg, ) (Entered: 01/12/2006)

Jan. 12, 2006

Jan. 12, 2006

26

REPLY Memorandum by Defendant Reopco, Inc. in support of its motion to dismiss 10 (Poland, Christian) Modified on 1/17/2006 (jmm-r, ). (Entered: 01/13/2006)

Jan. 13, 2006

Jan. 13, 2006

27

ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendants Ranger Enterprises Inc, Reopco, Inc. by William J. Wortel (Wortel, William) (Entered: 02/07/2006)

Feb. 7, 2006

Feb. 7, 2006

28

MINUTE entry before Judge P. Michael Mahoney : Settlement conference held on 2/13/2006. Telephonic Settlement Conference set for 3/1/2006 at 09:45 AM. (glg, ) (Entered: 02/14/2006)

Feb. 13, 2006

Feb. 13, 2006

29

MINUTE entry before Judge P. Michael Mahoney : Pursuant to request of counsel, Telephonic Settlement Conference reset for 3/8/2006 at 10:00 AM. Telephoned notice (glg, ) (Entered: 02/28/2006)

Feb. 28, 2006

Feb. 28, 2006

30

MINUTE entry before Judge P. Michael Mahoney : Telephonic Settlement conference held on 3/8/2006. Telephonic Settlement Conference set for 3/24/2006 at 10:00 AM. Telephoned notice (glg, ) (Entered: 03/08/2006)

March 8, 2006

March 8, 2006

31

MINUTE entry before Judge P. Michael Mahoney : Telephonic Settlement conference held on 3/24/2006. Settlement Conference set for 5/8/2006 at 01:30 PM. Telephoned notice (glg, ) (Entered: 03/24/2006)

March 24, 2006

March 24, 2006

32

MINUTE entry before Judge P. Michael Mahoney : Settlement conference held on 5/8/2006. Telephonic Settlement Conference set for 7/10/2006 at 09:30 AM. (glg, ) (Entered: 05/09/2006)

May 8, 2006

May 8, 2006

33

ATTORNEY Appearance for Intervenor Plaintiff Margaret A Levine by Kamran A. Memon (Memon, Kamran) (Entered: 06/01/2006)

June 1, 2006

June 1, 2006

34

MINUTE entry before Judge P. Michael Mahoney : Pursuant to request of counsel, Telephonic Settlement Conference reset for 7/25/2006 at 10:00 AM. Telephoned notice (glg, ) (Entered: 07/06/2006)

July 6, 2006

July 6, 2006

35

MINUTE entry before Judge Philip G. Reinhard : Enter Consent Decree. This case is dismissed. Any pending motions 10 are now moot. Notices mailed by judicial staff. (jmm-r, ) (Entered: 07/25/2006)

July 19, 2006

July 19, 2006

36

CONSENT Decree by United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Margaret A Levine, Ranger Enterprises Inc, Reopco, Inc (jmm-r, ) Additional attachment(s) added on 7/25/2006 (jmm-r, ). (Entered: 07/25/2006)

July 19, 2006

July 19, 2006

Case Details

State / Territory: Illinois

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 14, 2005

Closing Date: 2008

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

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

Plaintiff Type(s):

EEOC Plaintiff

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

EEOC

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Reopco, Inc. (Rockford, IL), Private Entity/Person

Ranger Enterprises Inc. (Rockford, IL), 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: 30000

Order Duration: 2006 - 2008

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Neutral/Positive Reference

Retaliation Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Reporting

Recordkeeping

Monitoring

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Discrimination-basis:

Religion discrimination

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit