Case: EEOC v. Custom Companies

1:02-cv-03768 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Filed Date: May 28, 2002

Closed Date: 2009

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Case Summary

In May of 2002, the EEOC's Chicago District Office filed suit in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, against Custom Companies Inc., a trucking company, and related corporate entities. The suit alleged sexual harassment and retaliation in violation of Title VII. The charging parties intervened as plaintiffs. In July of 2003, the case was consolidated with a separate action brought by the EEOC against Custom Companies (1:03-cv-02293). The defendants made multiple motions for summ…

In May of 2002, the EEOC's Chicago District Office filed suit in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, against Custom Companies Inc., a trucking company, and related corporate entities. The suit alleged sexual harassment and retaliation in violation of Title VII.

The charging parties intervened as plaintiffs. In July of 2003, the case was consolidated with a separate action brought by the EEOC against Custom Companies (1:03-cv-02293). The defendants made multiple motions for summary judgment; one was granted in part, the others were denied. After a prologued series of discovery disputes, the case went to trial in November of 2006. On November 17, 2006, the jury returned a verdict in favor of the plaintiffs, awarding over $2 million in punitive damages and over $300,000 in compensatory damages. In March of 2007, the award was halved pursuant to statutory caps, and the court entered the judgment against the defendants.

Both parties moved to amend the judgment. In June of 2007, the defendants appealed the judgment. In December of 2007, the parties came to terms, and the Court of Appeals remanded the case so that the district court could amend the judgment to reflect the settlement. After some disputes regarding withholding, a final order was entered in March of 2008 granting $452,800 in compensatory and punitive damages and $900,000 in attorney fees. Custom Companies was also ordered to conduct annual anti-discrimination training for its employees, and to report any future complaints of sexual harassment to the EEOC.

On June 19, 2008, Judge Harry Leinenweber signed an order indicating that the plaintiffs, plaintiff-intervenors, and counsel had all been paid in full, and the matter appears to have been resolved.

Summary Authors

Jason Chester (6/4/2008)

Alexandra Gilewicz (3/25/2018)

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EEOC v. CUSTOM COMPANIES, Northern District of Illinois (2003)

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Judge(s)

Leinenweber, Harry Daniel (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Brennan, Noelle Christine (Illinois)

Hamilton, Deborah Lois (Illinois)

Hendrickson, John C. (Illinois)

Miller, Beth A. (Illinois)

Mrizek, Richard John (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Bent, Jason Robert (Illinois)

Colling, Daniel P. (Michigan)

Connolly, Walter B. Jr. (Michigan)

Dasso, James Daniel (Illinois)

Judge(s)

Leinenweber, Harry Daniel (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Brennan, Noelle Christine (Illinois)

Hamilton, Deborah Lois (Illinois)

Hendrickson, John C. (Illinois)

Miller, Beth A. (Illinois)

Mrizek, Richard John (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Bent, Jason Robert (Illinois)

Colling, Daniel P. (Michigan)

Connolly, Walter B. Jr. (Michigan)

Dasso, James Daniel (Illinois)

Epstein, Bennett L. (Illinois)

Gianos Walker, Diane E. (Illinois)

Hunt, Keith L. (Illinois)

Kawashima, Karen Ann (Illinois)

Kopp, Jeffrey S. (Michigan)

Libman, Stephen Matthew (Illinois)

MacDonald, Dana Elizabeth (Illinois)

Phillips, Eric M. (Illinois)

Trucco, Michael T. (Illinois)

Other Attorney(s)

Denis, Martin K. (Illinois)

Feldman, Maureen Kay (Illinois)

Hilbert, Bethany A. (Illinois)

Huebsch-Lynott, Jessica E. (Illinois)

Madock, Daniel R. (Illinois)

Robbins, Michael David (Illinois)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket (PACER)

EEOC v. Custom Companies Inc

Feb. 17, 2011 Docket
1

Complaint

EEOC v. Custom Companies Inc.

May 28, 2002 Complaint
17

Plaintiffs-Intervenors' Complaint

EEOC v. Custom Companies Inc.

Aug. 20, 2002 Complaint
86

First Amended Complaint

EEOC v. Custom Companies Inc.

March 10, 2004 Complaint
91

Memorandum Opinion and Order [Motions to Limit the Class in Case Nos. 02-C-3768 and 03-C-2293]

EEOC v. Custom Companies Inc.

2004 WL 765891

April 7, 2004 Order/Opinion
116

Memorandum Opinion and Order [EEOC's Motion for Entry of a Protective Order and Motion to Compel]

EEOC v. Custom Companies Inc.

July 21, 2004 Order/Opinion
120

Second Amended Complaint

EEOC v. Custom Companies Inc.

July 23, 2004 Complaint
212

Memorandum Opinion and Order [Motion for Summary Judgment]

EEOC v. Custom Companies Inc.

Oct. 23, 2006 Order/Opinion
241

Memorandum Opinion and Order

EEOC v. Custom Companies Inc.

2006 WL 3087104

Oct. 26, 2006 Order/Opinion

EEOC Press Release

EEOC v. Custom Companies Inc.

No Court

Nov. 17, 2006 Press Release

Resources

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

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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/5306042/us-eeoc-v-custom-co-inc/

Last updated May 11, 2022, 8 p.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT; jury demand - Civil cover sheet - Appearance(s) of John C. Hendrickson, Noelle Christine Brennan as attorney(s) for plaintiff ( no summons(es) issued.) () (gcy) (Entered: 05/28/2002)

May 28, 2002 PACER
3

MOTION by plaintiff for a protective order (Attachments); Notice. (cem) (Entered: 07/11/2002)

July 3, 2002 PACER
4

MOTION by plaintiff for leave to file appearance of Beth A. Miller instanter (Attachment); Notice. (cem) (Entered: 07/11/2002)

July 3, 2002 PACER
2

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendants Custom Co Inc. and Custom Dist by Keith L. Hunt and Dana E. MacDonald. (cem) (Entered: 07/10/2002)

July 9, 2002 PACER
5

MINUTE ORDER of 7/9/02 by Hon. Harry D. Leinenweber : Beth A. Miller's motion for leave to appear is granted [4-1]. Defendant to provide contact information by 7/23/02. No notice (cem) (Entered: 07/11/2002)

July 9, 2002 PACER
6

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for plaintiff US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission by Beth A. Miller. (cem) (Entered: 07/11/2002)

July 9, 2002 PACER
7

MOTION by defendants for substitution of counsel for Foley & Lardner ; Notice. (cem) (Entered: 07/26/2002)

July 19, 2002 PACER
8

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendants Custom Companies, Inc.and Custom Distribution Network, Inc. by Diane E. Gianos and Bennett L. Epstein. (cem) (Entered: 07/26/2002)

July 19, 2002 PACER
9

MINUTE ORDER of 7/24/02 by Hon. Harry D. Leinenweber : Defendants motion [7-1] for an order granting Foley & Lardner leave to file its appearance on behalf of Custom, and Kenneth L. Hunt and Dana E. MacDonald of the law firm of Keith Hunt & Associates granted leave to withdraw as counsel. Mailed notice (cem) (Entered: 07/26/2002)

July 24, 2002 PACER
10

WAIVER of service of summons as to defendants sent on 7/29/02. (cem) (Entered: 07/30/2002)

July 29, 2002 PACER
11

ANSWER by defendant Custom Distribution Network, Inc. to complaint of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission [1-1]. (cem) (Entered: 07/30/2002)

July 29, 2002 PACER
12

ANSWER by defendant Custom Companies, Inc. to complaint of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission [1-1]. (cem) (Entered: 07/30/2002)

July 29, 2002 PACER

SCHEDULE set on 7/31/02 by Hon. Harry D. Leinenweber : Status hearing set for September 26, 2002 at 9:00 a.m. Mailed notice (wp)

July 31, 2002 PACER
13

WAIVER of service of summons as to defendants sent on 7/29/02. (cem) (Entered: 08/05/2002)

Aug. 1, 2002 PACER
14

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for Catherine Copello and Allison Kennedy by Martin K. Denis, Maureen K. Feldman and Daniel R. Madock. (cem) (Entered: 08/15/2002)

Aug. 14, 2002 PACER
15

MOTION by plaintiffs-intervenors' Catherine Copello and Allison Kennedy to intervene ; notice. (cem) (Entered: 08/21/2002)

Aug. 14, 2002 PACER
16

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendants Custom Companies, Inc. and Custom Distribution Network, Inc. by Eric M. Phillips. (cem) (Entered: 08/21/2002)

Aug. 20, 2002 PACER
17

INTERVENOR'S COMPLAINT by intervenors Catherine Copello and Allison Kennedy. (cem) (Entered: 08/21/2002)

Aug. 20, 2002 PACER
18

MINUTE ORDER of 8/20/02 by Hon. Harry D. Leinenweber : Plaintiffs-intervenors' motion to intervene is granted [15-1]. Defendants' to answer by 9/3/02. No notice (cem) (Entered: 08/21/2002)

Aug. 20, 2002 PACER
19

AGREED MOTION by defendants for 14-day extension of time to respond to plaintiffs-intervenors' complaint ; Notice. (cem) (Entered: 09/05/2002)

Aug. 30, 2002 PACER
20

MINUTE ORDER of 9/4/02 by Hon. Harry D. Leinenweber : Defendants' agreed motion for 14-day extension of time to 9/17/02 to respond to plaintiffs-intervenors' complaint is granted [19-1]. Mailed notice (cem) (Entered: 09/05/2002)

Sept. 4, 2002 PACER
21

MOTION by plaintiff for leave to file appearance of Richard J. Mrizek, instanter ; Notice. (cem) (Entered: 09/20/2002)

Sept. 10, 2002 PACER
22

MINUTE ORDER of 9/17/02 by Hon. Harry D. Leinenweber : Plaintiff's motion for leave to file appearance instanter is granted [21-1]. Mailed notice (cem) (Entered: 09/20/2002)

Sept. 17, 2002 PACER
23

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for plaintiff US EEOC by Richard J. Mrizek. (cem) (Entered: 09/20/2002)

Sept. 17, 2002 PACER
24

ANSWER by defendant Custom Distribution Network's to plaintiffs-intervenors' complaint [17-1]; Notice. (cem) (Entered: 09/23/2002)

Sept. 19, 2002 PACER
25

ANSWER by defendant Custom Compaines Inc. to plaintiffs-intervnors' complaint [17-1]; Notice. (cem) (Entered: 09/23/2002)

Sept. 19, 2002 PACER
26

RULE 15(a) MOTION by defendant Custom Distribution Network, Inc. for leave to amend its answer and affirmative defenses to the EEOC's complaint to include an additional affirmative defense (Attachment); Notice. (cem) (Entered: 09/30/2002)

Sept. 20, 2002 PACER
27

MINUTE ORDER of 9/26/02 by Hon. Harry D. Leinenweber : Defendant's Rule 15(a) motion for leave to amend its answer and affirmative defenses is granted [26-1]. Status hearing held and continued to 2/26/03 at 9:00 a.m. No notice (cem) (Entered: 09/30/2002)

Sept. 26, 2002 PACER
28

APPLICATION for leave to appear pro hac vice for defendants Custom Companies, Inc. and Custom Distribution Network, Inc. by Daniel P. Colling; Order entered granting leave by Hon. Harry D. Leinenweber. (cem) (Entered: 10/16/2002)

Oct. 15, 2002 PACER
29

APPLICATION for leave to appear pro hac vice for defendants Custom Companies, Inc. and Custom Distribution Network, Inc. by Walter B. Connolly, Jr.; Order entered granting leave by Hon. Harry D. Leinenweber. (cem) (Entered: 10/16/2002)

Oct. 15, 2002 PACER
30

APPLICATION for leave to appear pro hac vice for defendant Custom Companies, Inc. and Custom Distribution Netword, Inc. by Jeffrey S. Kopp; Order entered granting leave by Hon. Harry D. Leinenweber. (cem) (Entered: 10/17/2002)

Oct. 16, 2002 PACER
31

TRANSCRIPT of proceedings for the following date(s): Held on 07/09/02 before Honorable Harry D. Leinenweber. (cem) (Entered: 10/30/2002)

Oct. 29, 2002 PACER
32

MOTION by plaintiff for entry of protective order (Attachments); Notice. (cem) (Entered: 12/06/2002)

Dec. 2, 2002 PACER
33

MINUTE ORDER of 12/5/02 by Hon. Harry D. Leinenweber : EEOC's motion for entry of protective order [32-1] is entered and continued to 12/19/02 at 9:00 a.m. Mailed notice (cem) (Entered: 12/06/2002)

Dec. 5, 2002 PACER
34

RESPONSE by defendant Custom Distribution Network, Inc. to EEOC's motion for protective order [32-1]. (cem) (Entered: 12/18/2002)

Dec. 17, 2002 PACER
35

RESPONSE by defendant Custom Companies, Inc. to EEOC's motion for protective order [32-1] (Attachments). (cem) (Entered: 12/18/2002)

Dec. 17, 2002 PACER
36

MINUTE ORDER of 12/19/02 by Hon. Harry D. Leinenweber : EEOC's motion for entry of protective order is granted in part and denied in part [32-1]. No notice (cem) (Entered: 12/23/2002)

Dec. 19, 2002 PACER
37

LETTER dated 1/7/03 from Marty Denis to Judge Leinenweber. (cem) (Entered: 01/15/2003)

Jan. 7, 2003 PACER
38

LETTER dated 1/7/03 from Diane E. Gianos to Judge Leinenweber (Attachments). (cem) (Entered: 01/15/2003)

Jan. 7, 2003 PACER
41

MOTION by plaintiff for enty of protective order (Attachments); Notice. (cem) (Entered: 01/21/2003)

Jan. 10, 2003 PACER
42

RESPONSE by plaintiffs-intervenors Catherine Copello and Allison Kennedy regarding protective order (Attachments). (cem) (Entered: 01/21/2003)

Jan. 13, 2003 PACER
39

LETTER dated 1/13/03 from Diane E. Gianos to Judge Leinenweber (Attachments). (cem) (Entered: 01/15/2003)

Jan. 14, 2003 PACER
40

MINUTE ORDER of 1/14/03 by Hon. Harry D. Leinenweber : The contact restriction contained in the Court's 1/9/02, protective order is hereby rescinded. (See reverse of minute order.) Mailed notice (cem) (Entered: 01/15/2003)

Jan. 14, 2003 PACER
43

MINUTE ORDER of 1/14/03 by Hon. Harry D. Leinenweber : The court will rule by mail on EEOC's motin for entry of protective order. No notice (cem) (Entered: 01/21/2003)

Jan. 14, 2003 PACER
54

LETTER dated 1/29/03 from Diane E. Gianos to Judge Leinenweber. (cem) (Entered: 09/19/2003)

Jan. 29, 2003 PACER
44

MINUTE ORDER of 1/30/03 by Hon. Harry D. Leinenweber : (Entered protective order). Mailed notice (cem) (Entered: 02/05/2003)

Jan. 30, 2003 PACER
47

LETTER dated 2/3/03 from Daniel R. Madock to Judge Leinenweber. (cem) (Entered: 04/04/2003)

Feb. 3, 2003 PACER
55

LETTER dated 2/3/03 from Richard J. Mrizek to Diane Gianos (Attachment). (cem) (Entered: 09/19/2003)

Feb. 3, 2003 PACER

SCHEDULE set on 2/26/03 by Hon. Harry D. Leinenweber : Status hearing held and continued to April 3, 2003 at 9:00 a.m. Written Discovery to be completed by March 26, 2003. Mailed notice (wp)

Feb. 26, 2003 PACER
45

NOTICE of change of address by Foley & Lardner attorneys for defendants Custom Companies, Inc. and Custom Distribution Network, Inc. (cem) (Entered: 03/25/2003)

March 24, 2003 PACER
46

MINUTE ORDER of 3/27/03 by Hon. Harry D. Leinenweber : Plaintiff's motion for protective order [3-1] is granted nunc pro tunc effective as of 7/9/02. No notice (cem) (Entered: 03/28/2003)

March 27, 2003 PACER

SCHEDULE set on 4/3/03 by Hon. Harry D. Leinenweber : Status hearing held and continued to January 7, 2004 at 9:00 a.m. No notice (wp)

April 3, 2003 PACER
48

MOTION by plaintiffs-intervenors Catherine Copello and Allison Kennedy to compel defendants to fully answer plaintiffs-intervenors interrogatories and document requests and motion for sanctions (Attachments). (cem) (Entered: 06/19/2003)

June 10, 2003 PACER
49

AMENDED NOTICE by plaintiff-intervenors of motion regarding motion to compel [48-1] and motion for sanctions [48-2]. (cem) (Entered: 06/19/2003)

June 11, 2003 PACER
50

MINUTE ORDER of 6/18/03 by Hon. Harry D. Leinenweber : Under the conditions set forth in open court, plaintiffs-intervenors' motion to compel [48-1] and motion for sanctions [48-2] is granted. Defendant to respond by 7/2/03. No notice (cem) (Entered: 06/19/2003)

June 18, 2003 PACER
51

AGREED MOTION by plaintiff for reassignment of EEOC v. Custom Companies 03 C 2293, to Judge Leinenweber and to consolidate 03 C 2293, pending before Judge Lindberg, with 02 C 3768 (Attachment); Notice. (cem) (Entered: 07/02/2003)

June 26, 2003 PACER
52

MOTION by defendant Custom Companies, Inc. to extend the deposition time limit of Catherine Copello ; Notice. (cem) (Entered: 07/02/2003)

June 27, 2003 PACER
53

MINUTE ORDER of 7/1/03 by Hon. Harry D. Leinenweber : The agreed motion for reassignment [51-1] and consolidation for all purposes of case 03 C 2293 now pending before Judge Lindberg is granted [51-2]. Custom's motion to extend the deposition time limit of Catherine Copello [52-1] is granted, under the conditions set forth in open court. No notice (cem) (Entered: 07/02/2003)

July 1, 2003 PACER
56

MOTION by plaintiff to compel defendant Custom Companies to comply with the Court's 6/18/03, order, to compel production of documents responsive to plaintiff's first and second requests for production or documents, and to award sanctions (Attachments); Notice. (cem) (Entered: 09/19/2003)

Sept. 16, 2003 PACER
57

MINUTE ORDER of 9/18/03 by Hon. Harry D. Leinenweber : Plaintiff's motion to compel [56-1] [56-2] [56-3] is entered and continued to 9/30/03 at 9:00 a.m. Defendants to produce by 9/29/03. No notice (cem) (Entered: 09/19/2003)

Sept. 18, 2003 PACER
58

MINUTE ORDER of 9/30/03 by Hon. Harry D. Leinenweber : Plaintiff's motion to compel [56-1], [56-2], [56-3] is entered and continued to 10/7/03 at 9:00 a.m. No notice (cem) (Entered: 10/03/2003)

Sept. 30, 2003 PACER
59

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant Custom Companies Inc. by Jason Robert Bent. (cem) (Entered: 10/07/2003)

Oct. 6, 2003 PACER
60

MOTION by defendants to bar evidence of treatment, symptoms, or conditions of emotional distress (Attachmentsd); Notice. (air) (Entered: 10/14/2003)

Oct. 6, 2003 PACER
61

MEMORANDUM by defendants in support of their motion to bar evidence of treatment, symptoms, or conditions of emotional distress [60-1]. (air) (Entered: 10/14/2003)

Oct. 6, 2003 PACER
62

MINUTE ORDER of 10/10/03 by Hon. Harry D. Leinenweber: Status hearing held. Defendants' motion to bar evidence [60-1] is entered and continued to 9:00 a.m. on 10/21/03. No notice (air) (Entered: 10/14/2003)

Oct. 10, 2003 PACER
63

MINUTE ORDER of 10/21/03 by Hon. Harry D. Leinenweber: Defendant's motion to bar is withdrawn [60-1]. Mailed notice (air) (Entered: 10/23/2003)

Oct. 21, 2003 PACER
64

MINUTE ORDER of 10/27/03 by Hon. Harry D. Leinenweber : Kennedy's motion to intervene is denied. Entered Memorandum Opinion and Order. Mailed notice (cem) (Entered: 10/28/2003)

Oct. 27, 2003 RECAP
65

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for plaintiff by Deborah Lois Hamilton; Notice. (jmp) (Entered: 11/25/2003)

Nov. 13, 2003 PACER
67

RULE 12(C) MOTION by defendants for partial judgment on the pleadings ; Memorandum of law in support (Attachments); Notice. (cem) Modified on 12/05/2003 (Entered: 12/05/2003)

Dec. 2, 2003 PACER
68

MOTION by defendants to limit the class in case no. 02 C 3768 ; Memorandum of law in support (Attachments); Notice. (cem) (Entered: 12/05/2003)

Dec. 2, 2003 PACER
66

WITHDRAWAL by Noelle C. Brennan of appearance for plaintiff US EEOC; Notice. (cem) (Entered: 12/04/2003)

Dec. 3, 2003 PACER
69

MINUTE ORDER of 12/4/03 by Hon. Harry D. Leinenweber : Status hearing re-set for 3/9/04 at 9:00 a.m. Briefing schedule set on defendants' motion to limit the class [68-1] and defendants' motion for partial judgment on the pleadings [67-1]. Plaintiff's response to the filed by 1/20/04. Defendants' reply brief due 1/27/04. The court will rule orally on 2/26/04 at 9:00 a.m. Mailed notice (cem) (Entered: 12/05/2003)

Dec. 4, 2003 PACER
70

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for intervenor Catherine Copello, intervenor Allison Kennedy by Jessica E.H. Lynott. (cem) (Entered: 01/21/2004)

Jan. 20, 2004 PACER
71

RESPONSE by plaintiff in opposition to defendant Custom Companies' and Custom Distribution Network's motions to limit the class in case no. 02 C 3768 [68-1]. (cem) Modified on 01/27/2004 (Entered: 01/22/2004)

Jan. 20, 2004 PACER
72

RESPONSE by intervenor Allison Kennedy in opposition to motion for partial judgment on the pleadings [67-1] (Attachment); Notice. (lc) (Entered: 01/27/2004)

Jan. 20, 2004 PACER
73

REPLY memorandum of law by defendant Custom Companies, Inc. in support of its motion to limit the class in case no. 02 C 3768 [68-1]. (cem) (Entered: 02/05/2004)

Feb. 3, 2004 PACER
74

CORRECTED REPLY memorandum of law by defendant Custom Co Inc. in support of its Rule 12(C) motion for partial judgment on the pleadings [67-1] (Attachments); Notice. (cem) (Entered: 02/05/2004)

Feb. 4, 2004 PACER
76

MOTION by plaintiff for leave to file surreply ; Notice. (cem) (Entered: 02/19/2004)

Feb. 11, 2004 PACER
75

OPPOSITION by defendants to plaintiff's EEOC's motion for leave to file surreply. (cem) (Entered: 02/17/2004)

Feb. 13, 2004 PACER
77

MINUTE ORDER of 2/18/04 by Hon. Harry D. Leinenweber : Under the condition set forth in open court, plaintiff's motion for leave to file surreply is granted [76-1]. No notice (cem) (Entered: 02/19/2004)

Feb. 18, 2004 PACER
78

SURREPLY by plaintiff in opposition to defendant Custom Companies' and Custom Distribution Network's motions to limit the class in case no. 02 C 3768 and 03 C 2298 [68-1]. (cem) (Entered: 02/19/2004)

Feb. 18, 2004 PACER
81

MOTION by plaintiff for leave to file first amended complaint (Attachments); Notice. (cem) (Entered: 03/01/2004)

Feb. 20, 2004 PACER
79

MINUTE ORDER of 2/23/04 by Hon. Harry D. Leinenweber: The oral ruling date of February 26, 2004 for defendants' motion for partial judgment on the pleadings and motions to limit class is stricken. The Court will rule by mail. Mailed notice (gma) (Entered: 02/24/2004)

Feb. 23, 2004 PACER
82

MOTION by plaintiff for leave to file supplemental authority (Attachments); Notice. (cem) (Entered: 03/01/2004)

Feb. 24, 2004 PACER
83

MINUTE ORDER of 2/24/04 by Hon. Harry D. Leinenweber : Defendants' motion for partial judgment on the pleadings [67-1] is denied for the reasons set forth in this order. (See reverse of minute order.) Mailed notice (cem) (Entered: 03/01/2004)

Feb. 24, 2004 PACER
84

MINUTE ORDER of 2/24/04 by Hon. Harry D. Leinenweber : Plaintiff's motion for leave to file first amended complaint is granted in part and denied in part [81-1]. No notice (cem) (Entered: 03/01/2004)

Feb. 24, 2004 PACER
80

RESPONSE by defendant to plaintiff EEOC's motion for leave to file supplemental authority. (cem) (Entered: 02/26/2004)

Feb. 25, 2004 PACER
85

MINUTE ORDER of 2/26/04 by Hon. Harry D. Leinenweber : Plaintiff's motion for leave to file supplemental authority is granted [82-1]. No notice (cem) (Entered: 03/01/2004)

Feb. 26, 2004 PACER

SCHEDULE set on 3/9/04 by Hon. Harry D. Leinenweber : Status hearing held and continued to June 9, 2004 at 9:00 a.m. Fact discovery to be completed by June 9, 2004. No notice (wp)

March 9, 2004 PACER
86

FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT [1-1] by plaintiff; adding Custom Executive Group Inc.; Notice. (cem) (Entered: 03/11/2004)

March 10, 2004 PACER
87

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant Custom Executive Group Inc by Diane E. Gianos, Bennett L. Epstein; Notice. (cem) (Entered: 03/24/2004)

March 23, 2004 PACER
88

ANSWER by defendant Custom Distribution Network, Inc. to first amended complaint of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission [86-1]; Notice. (cem) (Entered: 03/24/2004)

March 23, 2004 PACER
89

ANSWER by defendant Custom Executive Group Inc. to first amended complaint of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission [86-1]; Notice. (cem) (Entered: 03/24/2004)

March 23, 2004 PACER
90

ANSWER by defendant Custom Companies to first amended complaint of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission [86-1]; Notice. (cem) (Entered: 03/24/2004)

March 23, 2004 PACER
91

MINUTE ORDER of 4/7/04 by Hon. Harry D. Leinenweber : Enter memorandum opinion and order: Custom's motions to limit the class in case no. 02 C 3768 and 03 C 2293 [68-1] are granted with regard to rearward time but denied with regard to forward time limits. Entered Memorandum Opinion and Order. Mailed notice (cem) (Entered: 04/08/2004)

April 7, 2004 RECAP
93

MOTION by plaintiff US EEOC for leave to file amended complaints adding CDN Logistics where Custom Companies is named or substituting CDN Logistics, Inc. for Custom Distribution Network (Attachments); Notice of motion (eav) (Entered: 05/28/2004)

May 14, 2004 PACER
97

MOTION by plaintiff for leave to file amended complaints adding CDN Logistics where Custom Companies is named, or substituting CDN Logistics, Inc. for Custom Distribution Network . (RESTRICTED) (air) (Entered: 05/28/2004)

May 14, 2004 PACER
92

MOTION by defendants The Custom Companies, Inc., Custom Distribution Network, and Custom Executive Group, Inc. to compel deposition of a class claimant and to compel production of documents . (RESTRICTED) (gma) (Entered: 05/25/2004)

May 21, 2004 PACER
94

MOTION by defendants Custom Companies, Inc., Custom Distribution Network, and Custom Executive Group, Inc to compel the deposition of a class claimant and production of documents (Attachments); Notice of motion (eav) (Entered: 05/28/2004)

May 21, 2004 PACER
95

EMERGENCY MOTION by defendants Custom Custom Companies, Inc., Custom Distribution Network, Inc., and Custom Executive Group, Inc to quash subpoenas and for protective order (Attachment); Notice of emergency motion (eav) (Entered: 05/28/2004)

May 25, 2004 PACER

State / Territory: Illinois

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: May 28, 2002

Closing Date: 2009

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of two 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

CDN Logistics, Inc. (Northlake, Illinois), Private Entity/Person

Custom Executive Group, Inc. (Northlake, Illinois), Private Entity/Person

Custom Distribution Network, Inc. (Northlake, Illinois), Private Entity/Person

Custom Companies, Inc. (Northlake, Illinois), 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

Any published opinion

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: 1352800

Order Duration: 2007 - 2009

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Expungement of Employment Record

Monitoring

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Recordkeeping

Reporting

Retaliation Prohibition

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Pattern or Practice

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Demotion

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Discipline

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Hiring

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

Pay / Benefits

Promotion

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit