Case: EEOC v. Carl Buddig & Company

1:02-cv-02240 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Filed Date: March 28, 2002

Closed Date: 2007

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Case Summary

In March 2002, the Chicago District Office filed this lawsuit in the the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division alleging discrimination on the basis of sex and race in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant has engaged in a pattern or practice of discrimination against a class of African American applicants for employment by failing or refusing to hire them because of their rac…

In March 2002, the Chicago District Office filed this lawsuit in the the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division alleging discrimination on the basis of sex and race in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant has engaged in a pattern or practice of discrimination against a class of African American applicants for employment by failing or refusing to hire them because of their race and against a class of female employees and applicants because of their sex by segregating them into job positions based upon sex and failing or refusing to hire females for certain jobs due to their sex. After some scheduling orders and discovery, the parties settled in August 2004 through a settlement agreement.

The three-year settelement decree, containing a non-discrimination and non-retaliation clause, required the defendant to: post its anti-discrimination policy, provide training to all employees involved in the hiring process of certain facilities, comply with specified hiring requirements requiring posting of vacancies and hiring of a class of acceptable persons previously denied employment, permit EEOC representatives to inspect and copy employment data and interview employees, keep hiring records, write regular reports to the EEOC, and pay $2.5 million dollars to the class of persons discriminated against.

The decree was entered in 2004 and scheduled to last until 2007. No further docket entries exist, so the case is closed.

Summary Authors

David Friedman (10/8/2007)

People

For PACER's information on parties and their attrorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/11804988/parties/eeoc-v-carl-buddig-co/


Judge(s)

Der-Yeghiayan, Samuel (Illinois)

Judge(s)

Der-Yeghiayan, Samuel (Illinois)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:02-cv-02240

Docket (PACER)

EEOC v. Carl Buddig & Co

Jan. 18, 2005

Jan. 18, 2005

Docket
1

1:02-cv-02240

Complaint

March 28, 2002

March 28, 2002

Complaint
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1:02-cv-02240

[Minute Order]

EEOC v. Carl Buddig & Co.

June 29, 2004

June 29, 2004

Order/Opinion

1:02-cv-02240

Order & Consent Decree

EEOC v. Carl Budding & Company

Sept. 2, 2004

Sept. 2, 2004

Settlement Agreement

1:02-cv-02240

EEOC Settles Discrimination Suit Against Carl Buddig for $2.5 Million

No Court

Sept. 7, 2004

Sept. 7, 2004

Press Release

1:02-cv-02240

EEOC Litigation Settlements - September 2004

EEOC v. Carl Buddig & Co.

No Court

Sept. 30, 2004

Sept. 30, 2004

Press Release

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/11804988/eeoc-v-carl-buddig-co/

Last updated July 29, 2022, 3:06 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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COMPLAINT; jury demand - Civil cover sheet - Appearance(s) of John C. Hendrickson, Ethan M. Cohen, John A Knight and Grgory Gochanour as attorney(s) for plaintiff (Documents: (1-1 through 1-3)) (fce) (Entered: 03/29/2002)

March 28, 2002

March 28, 2002

Clearinghouse
2

MINUTE ORDER of 3/28/02 by Hon. Joan Humphrey Lefkow : Status hearing and scheduling conference is set for 9:30 a.m. on 06/03/02. (Entered Order Setting Scheduling Conference.) Mailed notice by judge's staff. (jmp) (Entered: 04/01/2002)

March 28, 2002

March 28, 2002

PACER
3

WAIVER of service of summons as to defendant sent on 3/28/02 (ntf) (Entered: 04/15/2002)

April 12, 2002

April 12, 2002

PACER
4

ANSWER and affirmative defenses by defendant to plaintiff's complaint [1-1]; Notice. (fce) (Entered: 05/29/2002)

May 28, 2002

May 28, 2002

PACER
5

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant by Beth T. Golub, Theodore C. Stamatakos, Michael A. Warner. (fce) (Entered: 05/29/2002)

May 28, 2002

May 28, 2002

PACER

SCHEDULE set on 6/4/02 by Hon. Joan Humphrey Lefkow : Status hearing reset to 9:30 6/6/02 . No notice (mad)

June 4, 2002

June 4, 2002

PACER

SCHEDULE set on 6/7/02 by Hon. Joan Humphrey Lefkow : Status hearing reset to 9:30 7/23/02 . Telephoned notice (mad)

June 7, 2002

June 7, 2002

PACER

SCHEDULE set on 7/23/02 by Hon. Joan Humphrey Lefkow : Status hearing held and continued to 9:30 9/19/02 for scheduling conference . In court notice (mad)

July 23, 2002

July 23, 2002

PACER
6

MINUTE ORDER of 9/19/02 by Hon. Joan Humphrey Lefkow : Status hearing held and continued to 3/20/03 at 9:30 a.m. All fact discovery will close on 3/31/03. The cut-off date for designation of plaintiff's trial expert is 06/01/03; for defendant's trial expert is 08/01/03. Expert depositions to be completed by 09/15/03. Motion(s) for summary judgment shall be presented with a proposed agreed briefing schedule by 11/15/03. (Entered Scheduing Order). Mailed notice (ntf) (Entered: 09/26/2002)

Sept. 19, 2002

Sept. 19, 2002

PACER
7

MINUTE ORDER of 3/20/03 by Hon. Joan Humphrey Lefkow : Status hearing held and continued to 10/9/03 at 9:30 a.m. Joint oral motion to extend discovery cut-off date to 12/31/03 is granted. Cut-off date for designation of plaintiff's trial expert is 03/01/04; for defendant's trial expert is 05/03/04. Expert depositions are to be completed by 06/03/04. Date by which to file dispositive motions is stricken and will be reset at a later time. Mailed notice (ntf) (Entered: 03/24/2003)

March 20, 2003

March 20, 2003

PACER

EXECUTIVE committee 8/5/03 This case is reassigned to the Hon. Samuel Der-Yeghiayan Mailed notice (nlf)

Aug. 5, 2003

Aug. 5, 2003

PACER
8

MINUTE ORDER of 8/6/03 by Hon. Joan Humphrey Lefkow : The above captioned case has been reassigned to Judge Samuel Der-Yeghiayan pursuant to the order of the executive committee entered 08/05/03. Therefore, the status hearing of 10/09/03 before Judge Joan H. Lefkow is stricken . Mailed notice (ntf) (Entered: 08/07/2003)

Aug. 6, 2003

Aug. 6, 2003

PACER

SCHEDULE set on 9/4/03 by Hon. Samuel Der-Yeghiayan : Status hearing set for 09/24/03 at 9:00 a.m. before Judge Samuel Der-Yeghiayan in Courtroom 1719. The parties are directed to submit a joint status report as set out on the reverse of this order. Mailed notice (mw)

Sept. 4, 2003

Sept. 4, 2003

PACER
9

JOINT STATUS REPORT by plaintiff (ntf) (Entered: 09/24/2003)

Sept. 23, 2003

Sept. 23, 2003

PACER
10

MINUTE ORDER of 9/24/03 by Hon. Samuel Der-Yeghiayan : Status hearing held and continued to 6/2/04 at 9:00 a.m. Discovery cut-off date of 12/31/03 stands. The plaintiff's expert reports and disclosures are to be served by 02/02/04. The defendant's expert reports and disclosures are to be served by 03/02/04. Expert depositions are to be completed by 04/02/04. All dispositive motions with supporting memoranda are to be filed by 05/04/04. Responses to the dispositive motions are to be filed by 05/18/04. Replies are to be filed by 05/25/04. Mailed notice (ntf) (Entered: 09/25/2003)

Sept. 24, 2003

Sept. 24, 2003

PACER
11

MOTION by defendant to exclude certain female claimants (Attachments). (ntf) (Entered: 12/18/2003)

Dec. 12, 2003

Dec. 12, 2003

PACER
12

AMENDED notice by defendant of motion to exclude certain female claimants [11-1]. (ntf) (Entered: 12/18/2003)

Dec. 16, 2003

Dec. 16, 2003

PACER
13

MOTION by plaintiff to compel discovery responses (Attachments); Notice (ntf) (Entered: 12/18/2003)

Dec. 16, 2003

Dec. 16, 2003

PACER
14

MINUTE ORDER of 12/17/03 by Hon. Samuel Der-Yeghiayan : Defendant's motion to exclude certain female claimants [11-1] is entered and continued. Plaintiff's response to defendant's motion to exclude certain female claimants [11-1] is to be filed by 01/06/04. Defendant's reply, if any, is to be filed by 01/13/04. Plaintiff's motion to compel discovery responses [13-1] is entered and continued. Defendant's response to the plaintiff's motion to compel discovery responses [13-1] is to be filed by 01/06/04. Plaintiff's reply, if any, to be filed by 01/13/04. Status hearing set for 06/02/04 stricken and reset to 5/4/04 at 9:00 a.m. Mailed notice (ntf) (Entered: 12/18/2003)

Dec. 17, 2003

Dec. 17, 2003

PACER
16

JOINT AGREED MOTION by parties to take Rule 30(b)(6) deposition after the close of fact discovery ; Notice (ntf) (Entered: 01/05/2004)

Dec. 24, 2003

Dec. 24, 2003

PACER
15

MOTION by defendant to compel disclosure of EEOC questionnaire, claimant responses and related interview notes (Attachments). (ntf) (Entered: 01/02/2004)

Dec. 31, 2003

Dec. 31, 2003

PACER
17

MINUTE ORDER of 1/5/04 by Hon. Samuel Der-Yeghiayan : The parties joint motion to take Rule 30(b)(6) deposition after the close of fact discovery is granted [16-1]. Mailed notice (ntf) (Entered: 01/05/2004)

Jan. 5, 2004

Jan. 5, 2004

PACER
18

RESPONSE by defendant to plaintiff's motion to compel discovery responses [13-1] (Attachments); Notice. (ntf) (Entered: 01/07/2004)

Jan. 6, 2004

Jan. 6, 2004

PACER
19

RESPONSE by plaintiff to defendant's motion to bar (Attachments). (ntf) Modified on 01/07/2004 (Entered: 01/07/2004)

Jan. 6, 2004

Jan. 6, 2004

PACER
20

MINUTE ORDER of 1/8/04 by Hon. Samuel Der-Yeghiayan : Status hearing set for 05/04/04 is reset to 4/6/04 at 9:00 a.m. Defendant's motion to compel disclosure of EEOC questionnaire, claimant responses and related interview notes [15-1] is entered and continued. The plaintiff's response is to be filed by 01/22/04. The defendant's reply is to be filed by 01/29/04. Defendant's motion for a protective order related to Rule 30(b)(6) deposition is granted as stated on the record. Mailed notice (ntf) (Entered: 01/09/2004)

Jan. 8, 2004

Jan. 8, 2004

PACER
21

REPLY by plaintiff to defendant's response to plaintiff's motion to compel discovery responses [13-1] (Attachments). (ntf) (Entered: 01/15/2004)

Jan. 13, 2004

Jan. 13, 2004

PACER
22

REPLY brief by defendant in support of its motion to exclude certain female claimants [11-1] (Attachments). (ntf) (Entered: 01/15/2004)

Jan. 13, 2004

Jan. 13, 2004

PACER
23

RESPONSE by plaintiff to defendants' motion to compel disclosure of EEOC questionnaire, claimant responses and related notes [15-1] (Attachments). (ntf) Modified on 01/23/2004 (Entered: 01/23/2004)

Jan. 22, 2004

Jan. 22, 2004

PACER
25

MOTION by plaintiff to compel complete answers to discovery responses with regard to employee turnover rates (Attachments); Notice (ntf) (Entered: 02/03/2004)

Jan. 28, 2004

Jan. 28, 2004

PACER
26

AGREED MOTION by defendant to extend the time, by three days, for filing its reply in support of defendant's motion to compel disclosure of EEOC's questionnaire, claimant responses, and related interview notes ; Notice (ntf) (Entered: 02/03/2004)

Jan. 28, 2004

Jan. 28, 2004

PACER
24

REPLY brief by defendant in support of its motion to compel disclosure of EEOC questionnaire, claimant responses and related interview notes [15-1] (Attachments). (ntf) (Entered: 02/03/2004)

Feb. 2, 2004

Feb. 2, 2004

PACER
27

MINUTE ORDER of 2/3/04 by Hon. Samuel Der-Yeghiayan : Status hearing set for 04/06/04 is reset to 6/2/04 at 9:00 a.m. Defendant's motion to extend the time, by three days, for filing its reply in support of defendant's motion to compel disclosure of EEOC's questionnaire, claimant responses, and related interview notes is granted [26-1]. Plaintiff's motion to compel complete answers to discovery responses with regard to employee turnover rates [25-1] is entered and continued. Defendant's response is to be filed by 02/17/04. Plaintiff's reply is to be filed by 2/24/04. Mailed notice (ntf) (Entered: 02/03/2004)

Feb. 3, 2004

Feb. 3, 2004

PACER
28

WITHDRAWL OF APPEARANCE by plaintiff of John A Knight; Notice. (ntf) (Entered: 02/17/2004)

Feb. 13, 2004

Feb. 13, 2004

PACER
29

RESPONSE by defendant to plaintiff's motion to compel complete answers to discovery responses with regard to employee turnover rates [25-1] (Attachments). (ntf) (Entered: 02/18/2004)

Feb. 17, 2004

Feb. 17, 2004

PACER
30

REPLY by plaintiff to defendant's response to EEOC's motion to compel complete answers to discovery responses with regard to employee turnover rates [25-1] (ntf) (Entered: 02/25/2004)

Feb. 24, 2004

Feb. 24, 2004

PACER

SCHEDULE set on 6/1/04 by Hon. Samuel Der-Yeghiayan : Status hearing set for 06/02/04 is reset to 7/20/04 at 9:00 a.m. Mailed and telephoned notice (mw)

June 1, 2004

June 1, 2004

PACER
31

MINUTE ORDER of 6/29/04 by Hon. Samuel Der-Yeghiayan : For the reasons stated on the reverse side of this minute order, plaintiff's motion to compel complete answers to discovery responses with regard to employee turnover rates is denied [25-1]. Plaintiff's motion to compel discovery responses is denied in part and granted in part [13-1]. Defendant's motion to compel disclosure of EEOC questionnaire, claimant responses and related interview notes is granted in part [15-1]. Defendant's motion to exclude certain female claimants is granted [11-1]. Status hearing set for 07/20/04 to stand. (See reverse of minute order.) Mailed notice (ntf) (Entered: 06/30/2004)

June 29, 2004

June 29, 2004

Clearinghouse
32

MINUTE ORDER of 7/20/04 by Hon. Samuel Der-Yeghiayan : Status hearing held. The parties are directed to exchange proposed witness lists by 08/03/04. Motions in limine are to be filed by 08/17/04. Responses to the motions in limine, if any, are to be filed by 08/24/04 and replies, if any, are to be filed by 08/31/04. Joint pretrial order to be submitted to this Court's chambers by 09/07/04. The parties are directed to conform to this Court's requirements regarding pretrial orders as set out on this Court's web page. Pretrial conference set for 09/14/04 at 10:30 a.m. Jury trial set to begin on 09/20/04 at 9:30 a.m. In the event the parties believe a settlement conference would be useful before this Court, the parties are to contact this Court's Courtroom Deputy. Mailed notice (ntf) (Entered: 07/21/2004)

July 20, 2004

July 20, 2004

PACER
33

MINUTE ORDER of 8/5/04 by Hon. Samuel Der-Yeghiayan : Settlement conference held . The parties reported to the Court that a settlement has been reached as stated on the record. The parties are to file the appropriate dismissal papers with the Court as stated on the record. All previously set dates are to stand in the event dismissal papers are not submitted to the court. Mailed notice (ntf) (Entered: 08/09/2004)

Aug. 5, 2004

Aug. 5, 2004

PACER
34

MINUTE ORDER of 9/2/04 by Hon. Samuel Der-Yeghiayan: Pursuant to the consent decree this matter is hereby dismissed. All pending dates and motion are hereby stricken as moot terminating case (Entered Consent Decree; Order). Mailed notice (ntf) (Entered: 09/07/2004)

Sept. 2, 2004

Sept. 2, 2004

PACER
35

TRANSCRIPT of proceedings for the following date(s): 08/03/04 Before Honorable Samuel Der-Yeghiayan (ntf) (Entered: 10/04/2004)

Sept. 30, 2004

Sept. 30, 2004

PACER
36

MINUTE ORDER of 1/10/05 by Hon. Samuel Der-Yeghiayan : The EEOC's submission pursuant to paragraph 6(f) of the consent decree having contained the social security numbers and addresses of the eligible claimants, the Court is hereby returning to the EEOC its submission with leave to re-file it without the social security numbers and addresses. Mailed notice (ntf) (Entered: 01/11/2005)

Jan. 10, 2005

Jan. 10, 2005

PACER
37

SUBMISSIONS by plaintiff pursuant to paragraph 6.F. of the consent decree (Attachments); Notice. (ntf) (Entered: 01/14/2005)

Jan. 13, 2005

Jan. 13, 2005

PACER
38

MINUTE entry before Judge Samuel Der-Yeghiayan : The Court hereby approves the EEOC's list of eligible claimants as set forth in the EEOC's submission pursuant to paragraph 6.f of the consent decree filed on 01/13/05. (mw, ) (Entered: 01/18/2005)

Jan. 18, 2005

Jan. 18, 2005

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: Illinois

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: March 28, 2002

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

Carl Buddig & Company (Chicago, Illinois; South Holland, Illinois; Homewood, 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

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: 2500000

Order Duration: 2004 - 2007

Content of Injunction:

Comply with advertising/recruiting requirements

Retaliation Prohibition

Discrimination Prohibition

Provide antidiscrimination training

Other requirements regarding hiring, promotion, retention

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Reporting

Recordkeeping

Monitoring

Issues

General:

Disparate Impact

Disparate Treatment

Pattern or Practice

Discrimination-area:

Hiring

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

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Sex discrimination

Race:

Black

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits