Case: EEOC v. FIRST HEALTH GROUP CORP.

1:04-cv-07260 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Filed Date: Nov. 10, 2004

Closed Date: 2007

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Case Summary

The EEOC's Chicago district office sued First Health Group Corporation, on November 10, 2004 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The EEOC's complaint alleged that the defendant violated the Age Discrimination in Employment Act when it discriminated based on age by retaliating against an employee for filing a previously resolved complaint with the EEOC. The parties entered into a consent decree on November 10, 2005, which stipulated that the defendant would pay th…

The EEOC's Chicago district office sued First Health Group Corporation, on November 10, 2004 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The EEOC's complaint alleged that the defendant violated the Age Discrimination in Employment Act when it discriminated based on age by retaliating against an employee for filing a previously resolved complaint with the EEOC. The parties entered into a consent decree on November 10, 2005, which stipulated that the defendant would pay the complainant $122,500 in damages, post a notice of compliance with the ADEA, provide anti-retaliation training to its managers and HR personnel, distribute its non-retaliation policy, maintain records of discrimination, report complaints of discrimination to the EEOC semiannually, and allow the EEOC access to its premises to interview employees and copy documents.

The decree was entered in 2005 and scheduled to last until 2007. No further docket entries exist, so the case is closed.

Summary Authors

Aaron Weismann (7/26/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:04-cv-07260

Docket

EEOC v. First Health Group Corp

Nov. 10, 2005

Nov. 10, 2005

Docket
1

1:04-cv-07260

Complaint

EEOC v. First Health Group Corp.

Nov. 10, 2004

Nov. 10, 2004

Complaint
6-1

1:04-cv-07260

First Amended Complaint

EEOC v. First Health Group Corp.

Feb. 22, 2005

Feb. 22, 2005

Pleading / Motion / Brief
19

1:04-cv-07260

Consent Decree

EEOC v. First Health Group Corp.

Nov. 10, 2005

Nov. 10, 2005

Settlement Agreement

EEOC Litigation Settlement Report (November 2005)

EEOC v. First Health Group Corp.

No Court

Nov. 30, 2005

Nov. 30, 2005

Press Release

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4251332/eeoc-v-1st-hlth-grp-corp/

Last updated July 23, 2022, 3:09 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT; jury demand - Civil cover sheet - Appearance(s) of John C. Hendrickson, Diane Ilene Smason, Aaron R. DeCamp as attorney(s) for plaintiff ( No summons(es) issued.) (Documents: (1-1 through 1-3)) (ntf) (Entered: 11/10/2004)

Nov. 10, 2004

Nov. 10, 2004

RECAP
2

WAIVER of service of summons as to defendant sent on 11/10/04 (ntf) (Entered: 12/13/2004)

Dec. 10, 2004

Dec. 10, 2004

PACER
3

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant by Margaret F. Woulfe, Champ W. Davis Jr. (ntf) (Entered: 01/10/2005)

Jan. 7, 2005

Jan. 7, 2005

PACER
4

ANSWER and affirmative defenses by defendant complaint [1-1]; Notice. (ntf) (Entered: 01/10/2005)

Jan. 7, 2005

Jan. 7, 2005

PACER
5

MINUTE entry before Judge John W. Darrah : Status hearing held. Parties are directed to exchange Rule 26(a)(1) disclosures by 02/23/05. Discovery ordered closed on 10/24/2005. Pretrial Conference set for 1/25/2006 at 01:30 PM. Jury Trial set for 1/30/2006 at 09:00 AM. Docketing to mail notices. (ntf, ) (Entered: 01/27/2005)

Jan. 26, 2005

Jan. 26, 2005

PACER
6

MOTION by Plaintiff United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for leave to file first amended complaint and to file amended complaint, instanter (Attachments: # 1 Amended Complaint)(gma, ) (Entered: 02/23/2005)

2 Amended Complaint

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Feb. 22, 2005

Feb. 22, 2005

PACER
7

NOTICE of Motion by Aaron R. DeCamp for presentment of MOTION by Plaintiff United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for leave to file first amended complaint and to file amended complaint, instanter 6 before Honorable John W. Darrah on 3/1/2005 at 09:00 AM. (gma, ) (Entered: 02/23/2005)

Feb. 22, 2005

Feb. 22, 2005

PACER
8

MINUTE entry before Judge John W. Darrah : Plaintiff's motion for leave to file first amended complaint and to file amended complaint, instanter 6 is granted. Mailed notice (ntf, ) (Entered: 02/24/2005)

Feb. 23, 2005

Feb. 23, 2005

PACER
9

ANSWER by First Health Group Corp to Complaint; Notice.(ntf, ) (Entered: 03/29/2005)

March 28, 2005

March 28, 2005

PACER
10

JOINT MOTION by Plaintiff United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to stay discovery and set status hearing. (lcw, ) (Entered: 08/22/2005)

Aug. 19, 2005

Aug. 19, 2005

PACER
11

NOTICE of Motion by United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for presentment of motion for to stay discovery 10 before Honorable John W. Darrah on 9/8/2005 at 09:00 AM. (lcw, ) (Entered: 08/22/2005)

Aug. 19, 2005

Aug. 19, 2005

PACER
12

MINUTE entry before Judge John W. Darrah : Plaintiff's joint motion to stay discovery and set status hearing 10 is voluntarily withdrawn. Mailed notice (eav, ) (Entered: 08/31/2005)

Aug. 30, 2005

Aug. 30, 2005

PACER
13

MOTION by Plaintiff United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to stay Discovery (DeCamp, Aaron) (Entered: 10/20/2005)

Oct. 20, 2005

Oct. 20, 2005

PACER
14

NOTICE of Motion by Aaron R. DeCamp for presentment of motion to stay 13 before Honorable John W. Darrah on 10/27/2005 at 09:00 AM. (DeCamp, Aaron) (Entered: 10/20/2005)

Oct. 20, 2005

Oct. 20, 2005

PACER
15

MINUTE entry before Judge John W. Darrah : Motion to stay discovery 13 is voluntarily withdrawn. Mailed notice (hp, ) (Entered: 10/25/2005)

Oct. 24, 2005

Oct. 24, 2005

PACER
16

MOTION by Plaintiff United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Defendant First Health Group Corp to approve consent judgment (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Consent Decree# 2 Exhibit A# 3 Exhibit B)(DeCamp, Aaron) (Entered: 11/03/2005)

2 Exhibit Consent Decree

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3 Exhibit A

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4 Exhibit B

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Nov. 3, 2005

Nov. 3, 2005

PACER
17

NOTICE of Motion by Aaron R. DeCamp for presentment of motion to approve consent judgment 16 before Honorable John W. Darrah on 11/10/2005 at 09:00 AM. (DeCamp, Aaron) (Entered: 11/03/2005)

Nov. 3, 2005

Nov. 3, 2005

PACER
18

MINUTE entry before Judge John W. Darrah : Joint motion for entry of consent decree 16 is granted. Enter Consent Decree. No notice (jmm, ) (Entered: 11/15/2005)

Nov. 10, 2005

Nov. 10, 2005

PACER
19

CONSENT DECREE Signed by Judge John W. Darrah on 11/10/2005.(jmm, ) (Entered: 11/15/2005)

Nov. 10, 2005

Nov. 10, 2005

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: Nov. 10, 2004

Closing Date: 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

First Health Group Corporation (Downers Grove, IL.), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), 29 U.S.C. §§ 621 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: 122500

Order Duration: 2005 - 2007

Content of Injunction:

Retaliation Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Recordkeeping

Monitoring

Discrimination Prohibition

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Demotion

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Discrimination-basis:

Age discrimination

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits