Case: EEOC v. ALLIED VALVE INDUSTRIES

1:05-cv-04593 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Filed Date: Aug. 11, 2005

Closed Date: March 21, 2006

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Case Summary

The Chicago District Office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, against Valve Services Group, Inc. d/b/a Allied Valve, Inc. The complaint, filed in August 2005, alleged disability discrimination in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; specifically that Defendant had failed to interview and hire the charging party, who was a qualified individual with a disability (deafness), because of his disability. In March 2006 the case was voluntarily dismissed as to all claims.

Summary Authors

Shankar Viswanathan (7/6/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:05-cv-04593

Docket (PACER)

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Valve

March 21, 2006

March 21, 2006

Docket
1

1:05-cv-04593

Complaint

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. The Valve Services Group, Inc., Allied Valve Industries, Inc.

Aug. 11, 2005

Aug. 11, 2005

Complaint
4-1

1:05-cv-04593

First Amended Complaint

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. The Valve Services Group, Inc. d/b/a Allied Valve Industries, Inc., and Allied Valve, Inc.

Oct. 3, 2005

Oct. 3, 2005

Complaint
24

1:05-cv-04593

Stipulation of Voluntary Dismissal

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. The Valve Services Group, Inc. d/b/a Allied Valve Industries, Inc., and Allied Valve, Inc.

March 21, 2006

March 21, 2006

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4251496/us-equal-employment-opportunity-commission-v-valve-services-group-inc/

Last updated July 21, 2022, 3:18 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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COMPLAINT filed by U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; Jury Demand.(lcw, ) (Entered: 08/12/2005)

Aug. 11, 2005

Aug. 11, 2005

RECAP
2

CIVIL Cover Sheet. (lcw, ) (Entered: 08/12/2005)

Aug. 11, 2005

Aug. 11, 2005

PACER
3

ATTORNEY Appearance for Plaintiff U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission by Gregory M. Gochanour, Deborah Lois Hamilton, John C. Hendrickson. (lcw, ) (Entered: 08/12/2005)

Aug. 11, 2005

Aug. 11, 2005

PACER
4

First AMENDED complaint by U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against all defendants (Attachments: # 1 Notice of Filing)(Hamilton, Deborah) (Entered: 10/03/2005)

2 Notice of Filing

View on PACER

Oct. 3, 2005

Oct. 3, 2005

PACER
5

ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendant Allied Valve, Inc. (Willard, Alison) (Entered: 10/31/2005)

Oct. 31, 2005

Oct. 31, 2005

PACER
6

ATTORNEY Appearance for Plaintiff U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission by Justin Mulaire (Mulaire, Justin) (Entered: 11/02/2005)

Nov. 2, 2005

Nov. 2, 2005

PACER
7

ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendant Allied Valve, Inc. by Sheldon Leigh Jeter (Jeter, Sheldon) (Entered: 11/03/2005)

Nov. 3, 2005

Nov. 3, 2005

PACER
8

WAIVER OF SERVICE returned executed by U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Allied Valve, Inc. waiver sent on 11/2/2005, answer due 1/1/2006. (Mulaire, Justin) (Entered: 11/09/2005)

Nov. 9, 2005

Nov. 9, 2005

PACER
9

SUMMONS Issued as to Defendant Valve Services Group, Inc., The (cdy, ) (Entered: 12/05/2005)

Nov. 30, 2005

Nov. 30, 2005

PACER
10

MINUTE entry before Judge James F. Holderman : Status hearing set for 1/24/2006 at 09:00 AM. Plaintiff's counsel to notify defendant's counsel of status date. Mailed notice (mak, ) (Entered: 12/09/2005)

Dec. 9, 2005

Dec. 9, 2005

PACER
11

AFFIDAVIT of Service filed by Plaintiff U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission regarding summons and amended complaint served on Valve Services Group on 12/5/2005 (Mulaire, Justin) (Entered: 12/13/2005)

Dec. 13, 2005

Dec. 13, 2005

PACER
12

Defendant Allied Valve, Inc.'s ANSWER to amended complaint (first amended complaint) by Allied Valve, Inc.(Willard, Alison) (Incorrect PDF Attached) Modified on 12/28/2005 (gma, ). Additional attachment(s) added on 12/28/2005 (gma, ). (Entered: 12/28/2005)

Dec. 28, 2005

Dec. 28, 2005

PACER
13

Defendant Allied Valve, Inc.'s ANSWER to amended complaint (First Amended Complaint) by Allied Valve, Inc.(Willard, Alison) (Entered: 12/28/2005)

Dec. 28, 2005

Dec. 28, 2005

PACER
14

NOTICE of Correction regarding answer to amended complaint 12 (Incorrect PDF Attached) (gma, ) (Entered: 12/28/2005)

Dec. 28, 2005

Dec. 28, 2005

PACER
15

JOINT INITIAL STATUS Report by U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Mulaire, Justin) (The text of the entry has been edited by the Clerk's Office to match the title of the document.) Modified on 1/13/2006 (cem, ). (Entered: 01/12/2006)

Jan. 12, 2006

Jan. 12, 2006

PACER
16

MINUTE entry before Judge James F. Holderman : Status hearing held. Court adopts dates on Form 35. Plaintiff is given to and including 03/06/06 to amend all pleadings and to add any additional parties. Defendant is given to and including 03/21/06 to amend all pleadings and to add any additional parties. Parties shall comply with FRCP(26)(a)(2) by 06/05/06. Any rebuttal reports due 07/07/06. Discovery ordered closed by 7/21/2006. Dispositive motions with supporting memoranda due by 8/21/2006. Responses due by 9/11/2006. Replies due by 9/25/2006. Pretrial Order due by 11/9/2006. Motions in limine with supporting memoranda due by 11/9/2006 and are to filed individually and separately from the Final Pretrial Order. Responses to motions in limine due by 11/15/2006. Pretrial Conference set for 11/16/2006 at 04:00 PM. Jury Trial set for 11/27/2006 at 09:00 AM. Case set for further status 2/23/2006 at 09:00 AM. Mailed notice (mak, ) (Entered: 01/29/2006)

Jan. 24, 2006

Jan. 24, 2006

PACER
17

ATTORNEY Appearance for Plaintiff U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission by Jeanne B. Szromba (Szromba, Jeanne) (Entered: 02/01/2006)

Feb. 1, 2006

Feb. 1, 2006

PACER
18

ATTORNEY Appearance for Plaintiff U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission by Diane Ilene Smason Notice of Filing and Appearance of Diane I. Smason (Smason, Diane) (Entered: 02/01/2006)

Feb. 1, 2006

Feb. 1, 2006

PACER
19

MOTION by Plaintiff U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to withdraw appearances of Gregory M. Gochanour and Deborah L. Hamilton (Mulaire, Justin) (Entered: 02/08/2006)

Feb. 8, 2006

Feb. 8, 2006

PACER
20

NOTICE of Motion by Justin Mulaire for presentment of motion to withdraw 19 before Honorable James F. Holderman on 2/23/2006 at 09:00 AM. (Mulaire, Justin) (Entered: 02/08/2006)

Feb. 8, 2006

Feb. 8, 2006

PACER
21

CERTIFICATE of Service by Plaintiff U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Mulaire, Justin) (Entered: 02/08/2006)

Feb. 8, 2006

Feb. 8, 2006

PACER
22

NOTICE of Affiliates pursuant to Local Rule 3.2 by Allied Valve, Inc. (Willard, Alison) (Entered: 02/15/2006)

Feb. 15, 2006

Feb. 15, 2006

PACER
23

MINUTE entry before Judge James F. Holderman : Plaintiff EEOC's motion for leave to withdraw counsel of 2/8/06 19 is granted. The appearances for EEOC Gregory M. Gochanour and Deborah L. Hamilton are withdrawn. The case is set for a report on status on 3/30/06 at 9:00am for a report on status. The date for defendant's Value Service's answer with the set at the 3/30/06 status. Attorney Gregory M. Gochanour and Deborah Lois Hamilton terminated. Mailed notice (cdy, ) (Entered: 02/24/2006)

Feb. 23, 2006

Feb. 23, 2006

PACER
24

STIPULATION of Dismissal as to all claims (Mulaire, Justin) (Entered: 03/21/2006)

March 21, 2006

March 21, 2006

RECAP

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: Aug. 11, 2005

Closing Date: March 21, 2006

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

The Valve Services Group, Inc. (Chicago), 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)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

None

Source of Relief:

None

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Hiring

Discrimination-basis:

Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits