Case: EEOC v. FAIRCHILD PRINTING SERVICE, INC.

1:00-cv-05488 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Filed Date: Sept. 7, 2000

Closed Date: Aug. 13, 2001

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Case Summary

In September 2000, the Chicago (along with the Washington, D.C.) office of the EEOC brought this Title VII suit against Fairchild Printing Service, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The complaint alleged that the defendant discriminated and retaliated against the claimant for complaining of racial harassment and discrimination in violation of Title VII. The court dismissed the case in July 2001 for failure to prosecute, but the parties reinstated the case for the purpose of entering the consent decree in August 2001.

The one year consent decree required the defendant to pay the claimant $15,000, post notice, refrain from retaliation, and give the EEOC reports every six months on any complaints of retaliation.

Summary Authors

Kevin Wilemon (7/9/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket [PACER]

EEOC v. Fairchild Printing

Aug. 9, 2001 Docket
1

Complaint

EEOC v. Fairchild Printing Service, Inc

Sept. 7, 2000 Complaint
17

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Fairchild Printing Service, Inc

Aug. 13, 2001 Settlement Agreement

Docket

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

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT; jury demand - Civil cover sheet - Appearance(s) of June Wallace Carson, Jose Jorge Behar, John C. Hendrickson as attorney(s) for plaintiff (no summons(es) issued.) ( Documents: 1-1 through 1-3) (fce) (Entered: 09/07/2000)

Sept. 6, 2000
2

WAIVER of service of summons as to defendant sent on 9/6/00 (hp) (Entered: 10/16/2000)

Oct. 12, 2000
4

UNOPPOSED MOTION by defendant Fairchild Printing for extension of time to file an answer or otherwise plead ; Notice. (vmj) (Entered: 11/29/2000)

Nov. 22, 2000
5

MINUTE ORDER of 11/28/00 by Hon. James H. Alesia: Status hearing set for 12/19/00 at 9:30 a.m. Defendant's unopposed motion for extension time to 12/15/00 to file an answer or otherwise plead is granted [4-1]. Mailed notice (vmj) (Entered: 11/29/2000)

Nov. 28, 2000
6

ANSWER by defendant to plaintiff's complaint [1-1] (yap) (Entered: 12/18/2000)

Dec. 15, 2000

SCHEDULE set on 12/19/00 by Hon. James H. Alesia : Status hearing held and continued to 9:30 1/11/01 . Discovery ordered closed on 3/30/01 . Pretrial order to be submitted on 9:30 5/1/01 . Mailed notice (clw) (Entered: 12/19/2000)

Dec. 19, 2000
7

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant by Linzey D. Jones Jr. (kef) (Entered: 12/20/2000)

Dec. 19, 2000

SCHEDULE set on 1/11/01 by Hon. James H. Alesia : Status hearing reset to 9:30 1/18/01 . Mailed notice (clw) (Entered: 01/11/2001)

Jan. 11, 2001

SCHEDULE set on 1/18/01 by Hon. James H. Alesia : Status hearing held. No notice (clw) (Entered: 01/18/2001)

Jan. 18, 2001
8

MOTION by defendant to withdraw Linzey Jones and Jonathan Lotsoff as attorneys for defendant Fairchild Printing Service, Inc. ; Notice. (cem) (Entered: 03/09/2001)

March 1, 2001
9

MINUTE ORDER of 3/8/01 by Hon. James H. Alesia: Motion of Linzey D. Jones, Jr. and Jonathan D. Lotsoff of Sidley & Austin to withdraw as attorneys for defendant [8-1] is granted; defendant is given to 4/4/01 to retain new counsel. Status hearing set for 4/5/01 at 9:30 am . Mailed notice (cem) (Entered: 03/09/2001)

March 8, 2001
10

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant Fairchild Printing Service, Inc. by Robert Todd Bernstein and Joseph Michael Gagliardo. (cem) (Entered: 03/26/2001)

March 23, 2001
11

AGREED MOTION by defendant for extension of time for the discovery cutoff and the pre-trial order deadline ; Notice. (cem) (Entered: 03/28/2001)

March 23, 2001
12

MINUTE ORDER of 3/27/01 by Hon. James H. Alesia: Defendant's agreed motion for extension of time for the discovery cutoff and the pre-trial order deadline [11-1] is granted. Discovery cut-off date is extended to 5/22/01 which includes experts, if any. Date for submission of the final pretrial order in open court is reset to 6/21/01 at 9:30 am . These dates are final. Mailed notice (cem) (Entered: 03/28/2001)

March 27, 2001

SCHEDULE set on 4/5/01 by Hon. James H. Alesia : Status hearing stricken. No notice (clw) (Entered: 04/05/2001)

April 5, 2001
13

JOINT AND AGREED MOTION by parties for an extension of the discovery cut-off and the time for filing the pre-trial order ; Notice. (cem) (Entered: 05/11/2001)

May 8, 2001

SCHEDULE set on 7/16/01 by Hon. James H. Alesia : Pretrial order due in open court is reset to 9:30 7/26/01 . Mailed notice (clw) (Entered: 07/16/2001)

July 16, 2001
15

MINUTE ORDER of 7/26/01 by Hon. James H. Alesia : This case is dismissed for want of prosecution; parties did not appear in court with the final pretrial order. Terminating case . Mailed notice (cem) (Entered: 07/27/2001)

July 26, 2001
16

AGREED MOTION by parties to reinstate this action ; Notice.(cem) Modified on 08/13/2001 (Entered: 08/13/2001)

Aug. 7, 2001
17

MINUTE ORDER of 8/9/01 by Hon. James H. Alesia : Parties' agreed motion to reinstate this matter for the purpose of entering the consent decree is granted [16-1]. (Entered consent decree). Mailed notices by judge's staff (cem) Modified on 08/13/2001 (Entered: 08/13/2001)

Aug. 9, 2001

State / Territory: Illinois

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 7, 2000

Closing Date: Aug. 13, 2001

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

Fairchild Printing Service, Inc. (Bensenville, 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: 15000

Order Duration: 2001 - 2002

Content of Injunction:

Retaliation Prohibition

Reporting

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits