Case: EEOC v. Ceisel Masonry, Inc.

1:06-cv-02075 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Filed Date: April 13, 2006

Closed Date: 2009

Clearinghouse coding complete

Case Summary

On April 13, 2006, the Chicago District Office of the EEOC brought this suit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The plaintiff sued Ceisel Masonry under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and 42 U.S. Code § 1981. The plaintiffs, representing named Hispanic employees of Ceisel Masonry and a class of other Hispanic employees of Ceisel Masonry, asked the court for injunctive relief enjoining the defendant from discriminating against employees based on national …

On April 13, 2006, the Chicago District Office of the EEOC brought this suit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The plaintiff sued Ceisel Masonry under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and 42 U.S. Code § 1981. The plaintiffs, representing named Hispanic employees of Ceisel Masonry and a class of other Hispanic employees of Ceisel Masonry, asked the court for injunctive relief enjoining the defendant from discriminating against employees based on national origin, and monetary relief to compensate for losses. The plaintiff claimed that the defendant had created a hostile work environment. Specifically, the plaintiff alleged that the defendant had engaged in unlawful employment practices in harassing Hispanic employees and retaliating against these employees when they complained.

The parties engaged in discovery for the next two years. In August of 2008, both parties filed motions for partial summary judgment.

On January 23, 2009, Judge Harry D. Leinenweber denied all motions. He held that an issue of fact remained as to harassment; an employer's foreman did not act act as a supervisor creating liability for the employer; and the defendants assertion of a positive defense that employee had failed to take preventive or corrective measures could not be decided by summary judgment. 594 F.Supp.2d 1018 (N.D.Ill. 2009).

On May 22, 2009 the Honorable Harry D. Leinenweber approved a consent decree between the two parties. Specifically, the decree ordered an injunction enjoining harassment based on national origin and an injunction enjoining retaliation against persons who complain about violations of Title VII or Section 1981. The decree also ordered Ceisel Masonry to implement anti-harassment and anti-discriminatory policies, training, supervisory accountability systems, postings of notice, record keeping, and reporting. The decree ordered $500,000 in monetary damages to class members and a total of $220,000 for the three named employee complainants.

Summary Authors

Kevin Wilemon (7/30/2008)

Gabriela Hybel (11/7/2016)

People

For PACER's information on parties and their attorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/5479304/parties/equal-employment-opportunity-commission-v-ceisel-masonry-inc/


Judge(s)

Leinenweber, Harry Daniel (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Gochanour, Gregory M. (Illinois)

Hendrickson, John C. (Illinois)

Mrizek, Richard John (Illinois)

Reams, Gwendolyn Young (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Alikhan, Saira Janine (Illinois)

Bruch, Julie A. (Illinois)

May, Jane M (Illinois)

Rosenberg, Jeffrey Ray (Illinois)

Smith, Allison Victoria (Illinois)

Judge(s)

Leinenweber, Harry Daniel (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Gochanour, Gregory M. (Illinois)

Hendrickson, John C. (Illinois)

Mrizek, Richard John (Illinois)

Reams, Gwendolyn Young (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Alikhan, Saira Janine (Illinois)

Bruch, Julie A. (Illinois)

May, Jane M (Illinois)

Rosenberg, Jeffrey Ray (Illinois)

Smith, Allison Victoria (Illinois)

Other Attorney(s)

Kliebard, Kenneth Michael (Illinois)

McLawhorn, Todd Lawrence (Illinois)

Wardell, Laurie Arden (Illinois)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket [PACER]

Feb. 12, 2010 Docket
1

[Complaint]

April 13, 2006 Complaint

Intervenors' Complaint

June 8, 2006 Complaint
20

Unopposed Motion for Reassignment Based on Relatedness

July 5, 2006 Pleading / Motion / Brief
78

Memorandum Opinion and Order

Jan. 23, 2009 Order/Opinion
95

Consent Decree

May 22, 2009 Order/Opinion

Resources

Title Description External URL

Judicial Independence, Employment Discrimination Studies Funded

Ann Nicholson

This brief article describes the Clearinghouse's award of $12,000 to build its collection of employment discrimination class actions brought by private plaintiffs. Nov. 1, 2008 https://law.wustl.edu/...

Under the Radar: Visibility and the Effects of Discrimination Lawsuits in Small and Large Firms

Carly Knight, Frank Dobbin, Alexandra Kalev

Research on how discrimination lawsuits affect corporate diversity has yielded mixed results. Qualitative studies highlight the limited efficacy of lawsuits in the typical workplace, finding that lit… April 1, 2022 https://cris.tau.ac.il/...

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/5479304/equal-employment-opportunity-commission-v-ceisel-masonry-inc/

Last updated May 20, 2022, 12:19 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link
78

MEMORANDUM Opinion and Order Signed by the Honorable Harry D. Leinenweber on 1/23/2009:Mailed notice(wp, )

Jan. 23, 2009 RECAP
1

COMPLAINT filed by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; Jury Demand.(ar, ) (Entered: 04/14/2006)

April 13, 2006
2

CIVIL Cover Sheet (ar, ) (Entered: 04/14/2006)

April 13, 2006
3

ATTORNEY Appearance for Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission by Richard John Mrizek (ar, ) (Entered: 04/14/2006)

April 13, 2006
4

ATTORNEY Appearance for Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission by John C. Hendrickson (Hendrickson, John) (Entered: 04/17/2006)

April 17, 2006
5

ATTORNEY Appearance for Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission by Gregory M. Gochanour (Gochanour, Gregory) (Entered: 04/17/2006)

April 17, 2006
6

ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendant Ceisel Masonry, Inc. by Julie Ann Hofherr Bruch (Bruch, Julie) (Entered: 04/17/2006)

April 17, 2006
7

ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendant Ceisel Masonry, Inc. by Allison Victoria Smith (Smith, Allison) (Entered: 04/17/2006)

April 17, 2006
8

WAIVER OF SERVICE returned executed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Ceisel Masonry, Inc. waiver sent on 4/14/2006, answer due 6/13/2006. (Mrizek, Richard) (Entered: 04/28/2006)

April 28, 2006
9

MOTION to intervene by Domingo Ramirez and Cuauhtemoc Guerrero. (gcy, ) (Entered: 06/09/2006)

June 8, 2006
10

NOTICE of Motion by Cuauhtemoc Guerrero, Domingo Ramirez for presentment of motion to intervene 9 before Honorable Harry D. Leinenweber on 6/13/2006 at 09:30 AM. (gcy, ) (Entered: 06/09/2006)

June 8, 2006
11

MEMORANDUM by Intevenors in Support of its motion to intervene. (gcy, ) (Entered: 06/09/2006)

June 8, 2006
12

ATTORNEY Appearance for Unknowns Cuauhtemoc Guerrero, Domingo Ramirez by Daniel Aaron Dorfman (Dorfman, Daniel) (Entered: 06/13/2006)

June 13, 2006
13

ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendant Ceisel Masonry, Inc. by Jane Marie May (May, Jane) (Entered: 06/13/2006)

June 13, 2006
14

NOTICE by Ceisel Masonry, Inc. Disclosure of Interested Parties/Affiliates (Bruch, Julie) (Entered: 06/13/2006)

June 13, 2006
15

ANSWER to Complaint and Affirmative Defenses by Ceisel Masonry, Inc.(Bruch, Julie) (Entered: 06/13/2006)

June 13, 2006
16

ATTORNEY Appearance for Unknowns Cuauhtemoc Guerrero, Domingo Ramirez by Todd Lawrence McLawhorn (McLawhorn, Todd) (Entered: 06/13/2006)

June 13, 2006
17

ATTORNEY Appearance for Unknowns Cuauhtemoc Guerrero, Domingo Ramirez by Kenneth Michael Kliebard (Kliebard, Kenneth) (Entered: 06/13/2006)

June 13, 2006
18

MINUTE entry before Judge Harry D. Leinenweber : Domingo Ramierez and Cuauhtemoc Guerrero motion to intervene 9 is granted. Status hearing set for 7/27/06 at 9:00 a.m. Party Domingo Ramierez, and Cuauhtemoc Guerrero added. Mailed notice (eav, ) (Entered: 06/14/2006)

June 13, 2006
19

ATTORNEY Appearance for Intervenor Plaintiff Domingo Ramierez by Laurie Arden Wardell Attorney Appearance for Intervenor Plaintiffs Domingo Ramirez and Cuate Guerrero by Laurie Arden Wardell (Wardell, Laurie) (Entered: 06/16/2006)

June 16, 2006
20

MOTION by Intervenor Plaintiffs Domingo Ramierez, Cuauhtemoc Guerrero to reassign case Based on Relatedness (Dorfman, Daniel) (Entered: 07/05/2006)

July 5, 2006
21

NOTICE of Motion by Daniel Aaron Dorfman for presentment of motion to reassign case 20 before Honorable Harry D. Leinenweber on 7/11/2006 at 09:30 AM. (Dorfman, Daniel) (Entered: 07/05/2006)

July 5, 2006
23

MINUTE entry before Judge Harry D. Leinenweber : The unopposed motion for reassignment of case 06 C 2084 now pending before Judge Wayne R. Anderson, based on relatedness 20 is granted. Status hearing reset to 7/25/2007 at 9:00 a.m. Discovery cut−off date 7/25/07. Mailed notice (eav, ) (Entered: 07/28/2006)

July 25, 2006
24

ANSWER to Complaint and Affirmative Defenses to Intervenors' Complaint by Ceisel Masonry, Inc.(Bruch, Julie) (Entered: 07/28/2006)

July 28, 2006
25

MOTION by Unknowns Cuauhtemoc Guerrero, Domingo Ramirez, Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Intervenor Plaintiffs Domingo Ramierez, Cuauhtemoc Guerrero to compel Discovery (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service)Associated Cases: 1:06−cv−02075, 1:06−cv−02084(Dorfman, Daniel) (Entered: 02/05/2007)

Feb. 5, 2007
26

NOTICE of Motion by Daniel Aaron Dorfman for presentment of motion to compel,,, 25 before Honorable Harry D. Leinenweber on 2/7/2007 at 09:30 AM. (Dorfman, Daniel) (Entered: 02/05/2007)

Feb. 5, 2007
27

MINUTE entry before Judge Harry D. Leinenweber :Plaintiffs' Motion to compel 25 is granted. Defendant to respond to all outstanding discovery by 2/28/2007. Discovery cut−off date ordered vacated. Status hearing date to stand.Mailed notice (wp, ) (Entered: 02/09/2007)

Feb. 7, 2007
28

MINUTE entry before Judge Harry D. Leinenweber :Status hearing heldand continued for 12/13/2007 at 09:00 AM.Mailed notice (wp, ) (Entered: 07/31/2007)

July 25, 2007
29

ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendant Ceisel Masonry, Inc. by Jeffrey Ray Rosenberg (Rosenberg, Jeffrey) (Entered: 08/31/2007)

Aug. 31, 2007
30

MINUTE entry before Judge Harry D. Leinenweber :Plaintiffs' Motion for leave of court to file second amended complaint is granted.Mailed notice (wp, ) (Entered: 10/02/2007)

Sept. 27, 2007
31

MINUTE entry before Judge Harry D. Leinenweber :Status hearing held on 12/13/2007. Status hearing set for 2/28/2008 at 09:00 AM. Discovery to be completed by 2/28/2008.Mailed notice (wp, ) (Entered: 12/13/2007)

Dec. 13, 2007
32

MOTION by Defendant Ceisel Masonry, Inc. to bar Plaintiff EEOC From Identifying Any Additional Prospective Class Members (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit EEOC answer to interr# 2 Exhibit 8.29.07 Ltr to EEOC# 3 Exhibit Suppl Interr to Plt EEOC# 4 Exhibit 12.19.07 Corr. to Plts# 5 Exhibit Kyles v. JK Guardian)(Bruch, Julie) (Entered: 01/30/2008)

Jan. 30, 2008
33

NOTICE of Motion by Julie Ann Hofherr Bruch for presentment of motion to bar, 32 before Honorable Harry D. Leinenweber on 2/13/2008 at 09:30 AM. (Bruch, Julie) (Entered: 01/30/2008)

Jan. 30, 2008
34

MINUTE entry before Judge Harry D. Leinenweber :Defendant's Motion to bar 32 is withdrawn. Status hearing reset for 4/10/2008 at 09:00 AM. Discovery extended to 4/11/2008.Mailed notice (wp, ) (Entered: 02/22/2008)

Feb. 13, 2008
35

MOTION by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to compel (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service)(Ginsburg, Matthew) (Entered: 04/08/2008)

April 8, 2008
36

NOTICE of Motion by Matthew J Ginsburg for presentment of motion to compel 35 before Honorable Harry D. Leinenweber on 4/10/2008 at 09:30 AM. (Ginsburg, Matthew) (Entered: 04/08/2008)

April 8, 2008
37

MINUTE entry before Judge Honorable Harry D. Leinenweber:Plaintiffs' Motion to compel 35 is granted. Discovery extended to 5/23/2008. Status hearing held on 4/10/2008. Status hearing set for 5/22/2008 at 09:00 AM.Mailed notice (wp, ) (Entered: 04/11/2008)

April 10, 2008
38

ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendant Ceisel Masonry, Inc. by Saira Janine Alikhan (Alikhan, Saira) (Entered: 04/25/2008)

April 25, 2008
40

MOTION by counsel for Defendant Ceisel Masonry, Inc. to withdraw as attorney For Saira J. Alikhan (Bruch, Julie) (Entered: 07/02/2008)

July 2, 2008
41

NOTICE of Motion by Julie Ann Hofherr Bruch for presentment of motion to withdraw as attorney 40 before Honorable Harry D. Leinenweber on 7/9/2008 at 09:30 AM. (Bruch, Julie) (Entered: 07/02/2008)

July 2, 2008
42

MOTION by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for extension of time to file dispositive motion (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service)(Ginsburg, Matthew) (Entered: 07/07/2008)

July 7, 2008
43

NOTICE of Motion by Matthew J Ginsburg for presentment of extension of time 42 before Honorable Harry D. Leinenweber on 7/9/2008 at 09:30 AM. (Ginsburg, Matthew) (Entered: 07/07/2008)

July 7, 2008
44

MINUTE entry before the Honorable Harry D. Leinenweber: Status hearing reset for 7/16/2008 at 09:00 AM. The court resets Defendant's motion to withdraw and Plaintiff's motion for extension of time to 7/16/2008 at 9:00 a.m.Mailed notice (wp, ) (Entered: 07/08/2008)

July 8, 2008
45

MINUTE entry before the Honorable Harry D. Leinenweber: Defendant Ceisel Masonry's Motion to Withdraw Saira J. Alikhan as counsel of record is granted. The Unopposed Motion for an Extension of Time to file Dispositive Motions is granted. Dispositive Motions now due by 8/22/2008.Mailed notice (vcf, ) (Entered: 07/22/2008)

July 16, 2008
46

MOTION by Defendant Ceisel Masonry, Inc. for partial summary judgment (Bruch, Julie) (Entered: 08/22/2008)

Aug. 22, 2008
47

MEMORANDUM by Ceisel Masonry, Inc. in support of motion for partial summary judgment 46 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit EEOC v. International Profit Assoc., # 2 Exhibit Jordan v. Chicago Transit)(Bruch, Julie) (Entered: 08/22/2008)

Aug. 22, 2008
48

RULE 56.1 Statement by Ceisel Masonry, Inc. regarding motion for partial summary judgment 46 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit EEOC Suppl Response to Interr., # 2 Exhibit Dep. of D. Ramirez, # 3 Exhibit C. Guerrero Charge of Discrimination, # 4 Exhibit F. Algarin Charge of Discrimination, # 5 Exhibit Dep. of Jose Alvarado, # 6 Exhibit Dep. of German Ortiz, # 7 Exhibit Dep. of Jeff Hankins, # 8 Exhibit Dep. of Alejandro Buenrostro, # 9 Exhibit Dep. of Adrian Posada, # 10 Exhibit Dep. of Adalbert Ceisel, # 11 Exhibit Notices of Depositions)(Bruch, Julie) (Entered: 08/22/2008)

Aug. 22, 2008
49

NOTICE of Motion by Julie Ann Hofherr Bruch for presentment of motion for partial summary judgment 46 before Honorable Harry D. Leinenweber on 8/27/2008 at 09:30 AM. (Bruch, Julie) (Entered: 08/22/2008)

Aug. 22, 2008
50

MOTION by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for summary judgment for Partial Summary Judgment (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support of Plaintiffs' Motion for Summary Judgment, # 2 Rule 56.1 Statement of Uncontested Facts, # 3 List of Exhibits, # 4 Exhibit A, # 5 Exhibit B, # 6 Exhibit C, # 7 Exhibit D, # 8 Exhibit E, # 9 Exhibit F, # 10 Exhibit G, # 11 Exhibit H, # 12 Exhibit I, # 13 Exhibit J, # 14 Exhibit K, # 15 Exhibit L, # 16 Exhibit M, # 17 Exhibit N, # 18 Exhibit O, # 19 Exhibit P, # 20 Exhibit Q, # 21 Exhibit R, # 22 Exhibit S, # 23 Exhibit T, # 24 Exhibit U, # 25 Exhibit V, # 26 Exhibit W, # 27 Exhibit X, # 28 Exhibit Y)(Mrizek, Richard) (Entered: 08/22/2008)

Aug. 22, 2008
51

NOTICE of Motion by Richard John Mrizek for presentment of motion for summary judgment,, 50 before Honorable Harry D. Leinenweber on 8/27/2008 at 09:30 AM. (Mrizek, Richard) (Entered: 08/22/2008)

Aug. 22, 2008
52

MOTION by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for leave to file (Mrizek, Richard) (Entered: 08/22/2008)

Aug. 22, 2008
53

NOTICE of Motion by Richard John Mrizek for presentment of motion for leave to file 52 before Honorable Harry D. Leinenweber on 8/27/2008 at 09:30 AM. (Mrizek, Richard) (Entered: 08/22/2008)

Aug. 22, 2008
55

RESPONSE by Equal Employment Opportunity Commissionin Opposition to MOTION by Defendant Ceisel Masonry, Inc. for partial summary judgment 46 (Attachments: # 1 Statement of Additional Facts, # 2 Exhibit List, # 3 Exhibit A, # 4 Exhibit B, # 5 Exhibit C, # 6 Exhibit D, # 7 Exhibit E, # 8 Exhibit F, # 9 Exhibit G, # 10 Exhibit H, # 11 Exhibit I, # 12 Exhibit J, # 13 Exhibit K, # 14 Exhibit L, # 15 Exhibit M, # 16 Exhibit N)(Mrizek, Richard) (Entered: 10/08/2008)

Oct. 8, 2008
56

RULE 56 Response to Defendant's Statement of Facts Statement by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission regarding motion for partial summary judgment 46 (Mrizek, Richard) (Entered: 10/08/2008)

Oct. 8, 2008
57

RESPONSE by Defendant Ceisel Masonry, Inc. to motion for summary judgment,, 50 Requiring Denial of Plaintiff's Motion For Partial Summary Judgment (Attachments: # 1 2003 Employee Ethnic Breakdown, # 2 CM Organizational Chart, # 3 CM Supp Answers to Plt Interrs, # 4 Dep. of A. Ceisel, # 5 Dep. of C. Guerrero, # 6 Dep. of D. Ramirez, # 7 Dep. of E. Bernhardt, # 8 Dep. of F. Bibeau, # 9 Dep. of G. Ortiz, # 10 Dep. of J. Diaz, # 11 Dep. of J. Hankins, # 12 Dep. of S. Szabo, # 13 Dep. of T. Leakakos, # 14 Dft Response to Plt 4 Req Admissions, # 15 Joint Agreement 2000−2004, # 16 Joint Agreement, # 17 Plt EEOC Suppl Resp to Df Interr to EEOC, # 18 Sexual Harassment Discrimination Policy)(Bruch, Julie) (Entered: 10/08/2008)

Oct. 8, 2008
58

MEMORANDUM by Ceisel Masonry, Inc. in Opposition to motion for summary judgment,, 50 (Attachments: # 1 Barry v. Liddle, # 2 Kerzman v. NCH, # 3 Patsakis v. Eastern Orthodox 1, # 4 Patsakis v. Eastern Orthodox, # 5 Vance v. Ball State, # 6 Yarns v. Forman)(Bruch, Julie) (Entered: 10/08/2008)

Oct. 8, 2008
59

RESPONSE by Defendant Ceisel Masonry, Inc. to motion for summary judgment,, 50 Plaintiffs' Statement of Material Facts (Attachments: # 1 Dep. of C. Guerrero, # 2 Dep. of F. Bibeau, # 3 Dep. of J. Calderon, # 4 Dep. of J. Diaz, # 5 Dep. of J. Hankins, # 6 Dep. of S. Szabo Vol. 1)(Bruch, Julie) (Entered: 10/08/2008)

Oct. 8, 2008
60

RESPONSE by Defendant Ceisel Masonry, Inc. to motion for summary judgment,, 50 Plaintiffs' Statement of Material Facts Amended (Attachments: # 1 Dep. of C. Guerrero, # 2 Dep. of F. Bibeau, # 3 Dep. of J. Calderon, # 4 Dep. of J. Diaz, # 5 Dep. of J. Hankins, # 6 Dep. of S. Szabo Vol. 1)(Bruch, Julie) (Entered: 10/16/2008)

Oct. 16, 2008
61

RESPONSE by Defendant Ceisel Masonry, Inc. to response in opposition to motion, 55 EEOC's Local Rule 56.1(b)(3)(B) Statement of Additional Facts (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Ceisel Masonry Organizational Chart, # 2 Exhibit Anti−Harassment Policy, # 3 Exhibit Dep. of J. Hankins, # 4 Exhibit Dep. of A. Ceisel, # 5 Exhibit Dep. of S. Szabo, # 6 Exhibit Dep. of E. Bernhardt, # 7 Exhibit Dep. of A. Buenrostro, # 8 Exhibit Dep. of T. Leakakos, # 9 Exhibit Dep. of M. Hemmer, # 10 Exhibit Dep. of J. Diaz, # 11 Exhibit Dep. of F. Bibeau)(Bruch, Julie) (Entered: 10/22/2008)

Oct. 22, 2008
62

REPLY by Ceisel Masonry, Inc. to MOTION by Defendant Ceisel Masonry, Inc. for partial summary judgment 46 (Attachments: # 1 EEOC v. Inter−National Profit Assoc, # 2 EEOC v. Custom Companies, # 3 EEOC v. Harvey L. Walner, # 4 Haywood v. Evergreen Motor Cars, # 5 Fouce v. Lowe's Home Improvement)(Bruch, Julie) (Entered: 10/22/2008)

Oct. 22, 2008
63

REPLY by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to motion for summary judgment,, 50 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit List, # 2 Exhibit AA, # 3 Exhibit BB, # 4 Exhibit CC, # 5 Exhibit DD, # 6 Exhibit EE, # 7 Exhibit FF, # 8 Exhibit GG)(Mrizek, Richard) (Entered: 10/23/2008)

Oct. 23, 2008
64

RESPONSE by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to Response, 60 Defendant Ceisel's Statement of Additional Facts (Mrizek, Richard) (Entered: 10/23/2008)

Oct. 23, 2008
65

MOTION by Defendant Ceisel Masonry, Inc. to strike and Objection to Plaintiffs' Sixth Request for Admissions (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Plaintiffs sixth request, # 2 Exhibit Agristor v Lunding, # 3 Exhibit Maddox v Kincaid)(Bruch, Julie) (Entered:

Nov. 10, 2008
67

Amended NOTICE of Motion by Julie Ann Hofherr Bruch for presentment of motion to strike, 65 before Honorable Harry D. Leinenweber on 11/19/2008 at 09:30 AM. (Bruch, Julie) (Entered: 11/11/2008)

Nov. 11, 2008
68

MINUTE entry before the Honorable Harry D. Leinenweber:Defendants Motion to Strike now noticed for 11/19/2008 is reset by the court for 11/21/2008 at 09:30 AM. Mailed notice (wp, ) (Entered: 11/14/2008)

Nov. 14, 2008
69

MINUTE entry before the Honorable Harry D. Leinenweber:The oral ruling date of 11/19/2008 on the motion for partial summary judgment is stricken. The Court will rule by mail.Mailed notice (wp, ) (Entered: 11/14/2008)

Nov. 14, 2008
70

Pursuant to Local Rule 72.1, this case is hereby referred to the calendar of Honorable Michael T. Mason for the purpose of holding proceedings related to: settlement conference.(wp, )Mailed notice. (Entered: 12/01/2008)

Nov. 21, 2008
71

MINUTE entry before the Honorable Harry D. Leinenweber:Defendant's Motion to strike 65 is denied. Trial set for 3/16/2009 at 10:00 a.m. Pretrial order due by 3/9/2009. Cause referred to Magistrate Judge Mason for settlement conference.Mailed notice (wp, ) (Entered: 12/01/2008)

Nov. 21, 2008
72

MINUTE entry before the Honorable Michael T. Mason:This matter having been referred for settlement conference, an initial status hearing is set for 12/17/2008 at 09:00 a.m. in courtroom 2214 for the purpose of setting a settlement conference date. However, parties may confer with one another and contact the courtroom deputy, (312) 435−6051 to schedule the settlement conference in lieu of attending the status hearing. If parties do not contact the courtroom deputy by 12/12/08, the 12/17/08 status hearing will proceed. Mailed notice (rbf, ) (Entered: 12/01/2008)

Dec. 1, 2008
73

MINUTE entry before the Honorable Michael T. Mason:Status hearing set for 12/17/08 is stricken. Settlement Conference set for 2/12/09 at 01:30 p.m. Parties are to strictly abide by this Court's Standing Order for Settlement Conference. Plaintiff's counsel is to submit copies of both plaintiff's settlement demand letter and defendant's response letter to chambers, room 2206 by noon on 2/9/09. Failure to comply with this order will result in the cancellation of the settlement conference. Mailed notice (rbf, ) (Entered: 12/11/2008)

Dec. 11, 2008
74

MOTION by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity CommissionReschedule trial date Agreed and Joint Motion by the Parties (Mrizek, Richard) (Entered: 12/12/2008)

Dec. 12, 2008
75

NOTICE of Motion by Richard John Mrizek for presentment of motion for miscellaneous relief 74 before Honorable Harry D. Leinenweber on 12/18/2008 at 09:30 AM. (Mrizek, Richard) (Entered: 12/12/2008)

Dec. 12, 2008
76

MINUTE entry before the Honorable Harry D. Leinenweber:Parties Agreed Joint Motion to Reschedule Trial Date 74 is granted. Trial date reset for 5/4/2009 at 10:00 AM. Mailed notice (wp, ) (Entered: 12/29/2008)

Dec. 18, 2008
77

MINUTE entry before the Honorable Harry D. Leinenweber:ENTER MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER: Plaintiff's Motion for Partial Summary Judgment is Denied. Defendant's Motion for Partial Summary Judgment is Denied.Mailed notice (wp, ) (Entered: 01/23/2009)

Jan. 23, 2009
79

MINUTE entry before the Honorable Michael T. Mason:Settlement conference held on 2/12/09. Status hearing set for 2/19/09 at 09:00 a.m. for report on settlement. Mailed notice. (rbf, ) (Entered: 02/12/2009)

Feb. 12, 2009
80

MINUTE entry before the Honorable Michael T. Mason:Status hearing held on 2/19/09. Continued settlement conference set for 3/12/09 at 09:30 a.m.Mailed notice (rbf, ) (Entered: 02/19/2009)

Feb. 19, 2009
82

MOTION by Defendant Ceisel Masonry, Inc.in limine To Bar Certain Statements Regarding Don Etters (Bruch, Julie) (Entered: 04/27/2009)

April 27, 2009
83

MOTION by Defendant Ceisel Masonry, Inc.in limine to Preclude Plaintiffs from Introducing Evidence Regarding Charges of Discrimination (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Charges of Discrimination, # 2 Exhibit E0068, # 3 Exhibit Tompulis v. Schwartz & Freeman 4.27.09)(Bruch, Julie) (Entered: 04/27/2009)

April 27, 2009
84

MOTION by Defendant Ceisel Masonry, Inc.in limine to Bar Plaintiffs From Arguing that Ceisel Masonry Foremen are Supervisors (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A. Ceisel Dep., # 2 Exhibit Hankins Dep.)(Bruch, Julie) (Entered: 04/27/2009)

April 27, 2009
85

MOTION by Defendant Ceisel Masonry, Inc.in limine to Bar Certain Statements of Algarin, Alvarado, Buenrostro, Calderon, C. Guerrero, I. Guerrero, Posada, Torres, Ortiz, and Ramirez (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Algarin Dep., # 2 Exhibit Alvarado Dep., # 3 Exhibit Buenrostro Dep., # 4 Exhibit Calderon Dep., # 5 Exhibit C. Guerrero Dep., # 6 Exhibit I. Guerrero Dep., # 7 Exhibit Posada Dep., # 8 Exhibit Torres Dep., # 9 Exhibit Ortiz Dep., # 10 Exhibit Ramirez Dep.)(Bruch, Julie) (Entered: 04/27/2009)

April 27, 2009
86

MOTION by Defendant Ceisel Masonry, Inc.in limine to Bar Certain Statements by Assurance Agency Personnel (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Goh v. CRE Acquisition U.S. Dist. Lexis 5943)(Bruch, Julie) (Entered: 04/27/2009)

April 27, 2009
87

PROPOSED Pretrial Order (Mrizek, Richard) (Entered: 04/27/2009)

April 27, 2009
88

MOTION by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Intervenor Plaintiffs Domingo Ramierez, Cuauhtemoc Guerreroin limine To Exclude References To Prior Convictions (Ginsburg, Matthew) (Entered: 04/27/2009)

April 27, 2009
89

MOTION by Unknown Cuauhtemoc Guerrero, Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Intervenor Plaintiffs Domingo Ramierez, Cuauhtemoc Guerreroin limine to Exclude Evidence of any Investigation done by Defendant's Counsel (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B)(Mrizek, Richard) (Entered: 04/27/2009)

April 27, 2009
93

MINUTE entry before the Honorable Harry D. Leinenweber:Trial date stricken. Mailed notice (wp, ) (Entered: 05/22/2009)

May 4, 2009
90

TRANSCRIPT OF PROCEEDINGS held on 12/13/07 before the Honorable Harry D. Leinenweber. COURT REPORTER CONTACT INFORMATION: Krista Burgeson, Krista_Burgeson@ilnd.uscourts.gov, 312−435−5567. IMPORTANT: The transcript may be viewed at the court's public terminal or purchased through the Court Reporter, Krista Burgeson, Krista_Burgeson@ilnd.uscourts.gov, 312−435−5567. before the deadline for Release of Transcript Restriction. After that date it may be obtained through the Court Reporter or PACER. For further information on the redaction process, see the Court's web site at www.ilnd.uscourts.gov under Quick Links select Policy Regarding the Availability of Transcripts of Court Proceedings. Redaction Request due 6/4/2009. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 6/15/2009. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 8/12/2009. (Burgeson, Krista) (Entered: 05/14/2009)

May 14, 2009
91

TRANSCRIPT OF PROCEEDINGS held on 04/10/08 before the Honorable Harry D. Leinenweber. COURT REPORTER CONTACT INFORMATION: Krista Burgeson, Krista_Burgeson@ilnd.uscourts.gov, 312−435−5567. IMPORTANT: The transcript may be viewed at the court's public terminal or purchased through the Court Reporter, Krista Burgeson, Krista_Burgeson@ilnd.uscourts.gov, 312−435−5567, before the deadline for Release of Transcript Restriction. After that date it may be obtained through the Court Reporter or PACER. For further information on the redaction process, see the Court's web site at www.ilnd.uscourts.gov under Quick Links select Policy Regarding the Availability of Transcripts of Court Proceedings. Redaction Request due 6/4/2009. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 6/15/2009. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 8/12/2009. (Burgeson, Krista) (Entered: 05/14/2009)

May 14, 2009
92

TRANSCRIPT OF PROCEEDINGS held on 05/22/08 before the Honorable Harry D. Leinenweber. COURT REPORTER CONTACT INFORMATION: Krista Burgeson, Krista_Burgeson@ilnd.uscourts.gov, 312−435−5567. IMPORTANT: The transcript may be viewed at the court's public terminal or purchased through the Court Reporter, Krista Burgeson, Krista_Burgeson@ilnd.uscourts.gov, 312−435−5567, before the deadline for Release of Transcript Restriction. After that date it may be obtained through the Court Reporter or PACER. For further information on the redaction process, see the Court's web site at www.ilnd.uscourts.gov under Quick Links select Policy Regarding the Availability of Transcripts of Court Proceedings. Redaction Request due 6/4/2009. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 6/15/2009. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 8/12/2009. (Burgeson, Krista) (Entered: 05/14/2009)

May 14, 2009
94

MINUTE entry before the Honorable Harry D. Leinenweber: Enter Consent Decree. (vcf, ) (Entered: 05/27/2009)

May 22, 2009
95

CONSENT Decree Signed by the Honorable Harry D. Leinenweber on 5/22/2009.Mailed notice(vcf, ) (Entered: 05/27/2009)

May 22, 2009
96

MINUTE entry before Honorable Harry D. Leinenweber:The case having been terminated by a consent decree 95 , both Defendant's motions in limine [82−86] and Plaintiffs' motions in limine [88−89] are denied as moot. Mailed notice (wp, ) (Entered: 02/12/2010)

Feb. 12, 2010

State / Territory: Illinois

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: April 13, 2006

Closing Date: 2009

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: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Ceisel Masonry, Inc. (Northbrook, IL), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1981

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

Constitutional Clause(s):

Equal Protection

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

Attorneys fees

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: 860,000

Order Duration: 2009 - 2012

Content of Injunction:

Reporting

Training

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Recordkeeping

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)

Discrimination-basis:

National origin discrimination

Race discrimination

Race:

Race, unspecified

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit

National Origin/Ethnicity:

Hispanic