Case: EEOC v. BOB WATSON CHEVROLET, INC.

1:04-cv-05301 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Filed Date: Aug. 13, 2004

Closed Date: March 30, 2008

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Case Summary

In August 2004, the Chicago Office of the EEOC brought this lawsuit against Bob Waston Chevrolet in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois alleging discrimination and retaliation in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant subjected the three complainants, female employees, to a sexually hostile work environment and retaliated against them following their opposition to these practices. Following some …

In August 2004, the Chicago Office of the EEOC brought this lawsuit against Bob Waston Chevrolet in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois alleging discrimination and retaliation in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant subjected the three complainants, female employees, to a sexually hostile work environment and retaliated against them following their opposition to these practices. Following some discovery and several settlement conferences, the parties settled the lawsuit in March 2006 through a consent decree.

The two year decree, containing anti-discrimination and retaliation clauses, required the defendant to: report to the EEOC regarding complaints and make other reports, keep records and allow the EEOC access for monitoring, post notice of rights, provide EEOC training to managerial employees and owners, and pay $28,500 to be evenly divided among three individuals. The docket sheet does not show any further enforcement; the case was presumably closed in 2008.

Summary Authors

David Friedman (11/28/2007)

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1:04-cv-05301

Docket

EEOC v. Bob Watson Chevrolet

March 30, 2006

March 30, 2006

Docket
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Complaint

EEOC v. Bob Watson Chevrolet

Aug. 13, 2004

Aug. 13, 2004

Complaint
12

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Memorandum Opinion and Order

EEOC v. Bob Watson Chevrolet

April 18, 2005

April 18, 2005

Order/Opinion
16

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Protective Order

EEOC v. Bob Watson Chevrolet

June 8, 2005

June 8, 2005

Order/Opinion
33

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Consent Decree

EEOC v. Bob Watson Chevrolet

March 30, 2006

March 30, 2006

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4251312/eeoc-v-bob-watson-chevrolet/

Last updated Aug. 4, 2022, 3:05 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT; jury demand - Civil cover sheet - Appearance(s) of John C. Hendrickson, Gregory M. Gochanour, Richard John Mrizek as attorney(s) for plaintiff (no summons(es) issued.) (Documents: (1-1 through 1-3)). (jmm) (Entered: 08/13/2004)

Aug. 12, 2004

Aug. 12, 2004

RECAP
2

WAIVER of service of summons as to defendant Bob Watson Chevrolet sent on 8/12/04. (jmm) (Entered: 09/08/2004)

Sept. 7, 2004

Sept. 7, 2004

PACER
3

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant Bob Watson Chevrolet by Martin K. LaPointe and Christina M Yeager. (jmm) (Entered: 10/19/2004)

Oct. 12, 2004

Oct. 12, 2004

PACER
4

ANSWER by defendant and affirmative defenses to plaintiff's complaint [1-1]. (jmm) (Entered: 10/19/2004)

Oct. 12, 2004

Oct. 12, 2004

PACER
5

REFERRAL ORDER: Case referred to Hon. Nan R. Nolan for discovery supervision, discovery motions Mailed notice. (tsa) (Entered: 12/21/2004)

Dec. 21, 2004

Dec. 21, 2004

PACER
6

MINUTE ORDER of 12/21/04 by Hon. Nan R. Nolan: Initial status hearing set for 1/13/05 at 9:00 a.m. before Magistrate Judge Nolan in courtroom 1858. Parties shall deliver a copy of an initial status report to chambers, room 1870, at least three business days before the initial status hearing. For further details see attached standing order. Mailed notices by judge's staff. (jmm) (Entered: 12/22/2004)

Dec. 21, 2004

Dec. 21, 2004

PACER
7

PARTIES' JOINT STATUS REPORT by plaintiff and defendant. (jmm) (Entered: 01/11/2005)

Jan. 10, 2005

Jan. 10, 2005

PACER
8

MINUTE entry before Judge Nan R. Nolan : Status hearing held and continued to 6/8/2005 at 09:00 AM. Judicial staff mailed notice (hmb, ) (Entered: 03/22/2005)

March 22, 2005

March 22, 2005

PACER
10

SUBMISSION by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in support of plaintiff's proposed protective order. (jmm, ) (Entered: 03/31/2005)

March 24, 2005

March 24, 2005

PACER
9

AGREED PROTECTIVE ORDER AND BRIEF IN SUPPORT by Bob Watson Chevrolet. (jmm, ) (Entered: 03/30/2005)

March 25, 2005

March 25, 2005

PACER
11

MINUTE entry before Judge Nan R. Nolan : Enter memorandum opinion and order regarding submission in support of plaintiff's proposed protective order and defendant's agreed protective order and brief in support. Counsel are directed to submit to chambers a protective order complying with this order and the limitations on protective orders established by the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Judicial staff mailed notice (jmm, ) (Entered: 04/20/2005)

April 18, 2005

April 18, 2005

PACER
12

MEMORANDUM Opinion and Order Signed by Judge Nan R. Nolan on 4/18/2005.Mailed notice(jmm, ) (Entered: 04/20/2005)

April 18, 2005

April 18, 2005

RECAP
13

EXHIBIT A - Agreement to be bound by confidentiality agreement and protective order. by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission by plaintiff. (jmm, ) (Entered: 06/07/2005)

June 1, 2005

June 1, 2005

PACER
14

MINUTE entry before Judge Nan R. Nolan : Status hearing set before Magistrate Judge Nolan is stricken. No notice. (hmb, ) (Entered: 06/08/2005)

June 8, 2005

June 8, 2005

PACER
15

MINUTE entry before Judge Jeffrey Cole : Enter protective order. Mailed notice (jmm, ) (Entered: 06/13/2005)

June 8, 2005

June 8, 2005

PACER
16

PROTECTIVE Order Signed by Judge Jeffrey Cole on 6/8/2005.(jmm, ) (Entered: 06/13/2005)

June 8, 2005

June 8, 2005

PACER
17

JOINT MOTION by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Defendant Bob Watson Chevrolet to extend discovery (jmp, ) (Entered: 07/19/2005)

July 18, 2005

July 18, 2005

PACER
18

NOTICE of Motion by Richard John Mrizek for presentment of motion for extension of discovery 17 before Honorable Jeffrey Cole on 7/20/2005 at 09:00 AM. (jmp, ) (Entered: 07/19/2005)

July 18, 2005

July 18, 2005

PACER
19

MINUTE entry before Judge Jeffrey Cole : The parties joint motion to extend discovery 17 is granted. Fact discovery is extended to 10/31/2005. Status hearing set for 10/31/2005 at 8:30 a.m. Mailed notice (jmm, ) (Entered: 07/26/2005)

July 19, 2005

July 19, 2005

PACER
20

MOTION by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to compel production documents. (jmm, ) (Entered: 08/03/2005)

July 29, 2005

July 29, 2005

PACER
21

NOTICE of Motion by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for presentment of motion to compel 20 before Honorable Wayne R. Andersen on 8/2/2005 at 09:00 AM. (jmm, ) (Entered: 08/03/2005)

July 29, 2005

July 29, 2005

PACER
22

MINUTE entry before Judge Jeffrey Cole: Motion hearing held on 8/4/2005. Plaintiff's motion to compel production of documents 20 is granted in part and denied in part. Request #10 is granted with the agreement of the defendant. Request #17 is granted with the agreement of the defendant. Request #20, 25 and 26 are denied without prejudice. Mailed notice by judge's staff. (srb,) (Entered: 10/11/2005)

Aug. 4, 2005

Aug. 4, 2005

PACER
23

MINUTE entry before Judge Jeffrey Cole : Status hearing held and continued to 01/03/06 at 8:30 AM. Joint oral motion to extend discovery is granted. Discovery ordered to close on 12/31/05. Mailed notice (ar, ) (Entered: 11/01/2005)

Oct. 31, 2005

Oct. 31, 2005

PACER
24

MINUTE entry before Judge Jeffrey Cole: Status hearing held on 1/3/2006. Settlement Conference set for 1/3/2006 at 3:30 P.M. No notice. (srb, ) (Entered: 01/03/2006)

Jan. 3, 2006

Jan. 3, 2006

PACER
25

MINUTE entry before Judge Jeffrey Cole: Settlement conference held and continued to 1/17/2006 at 1:00 P.M. (srb,) (Entered: 01/03/2006)

Jan. 3, 2006

Jan. 3, 2006

PACER
26

MINUTE entry before Judge Jeffrey Cole: Settlement conference held on 1/17/2006. The parties consent to proceed before Magistrate Judge Cole. A further satus hearing is set for 2/7/2006 at 8:30 A.M. for report on settlement. Mailed notice by judge's staff. (srb,) (Entered: 01/17/2006)

Jan. 17, 2006

Jan. 17, 2006

PACER
27

CONSENT by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to Exercise of Jurisdiction by a United States Magistrate Judge (ar, ) Modified on 1/25/2006 (ar, ). (Entered: 01/25/2006)

Jan. 17, 2006

Jan. 17, 2006

PACER
28

CONSENT by Defendant Bob Watson Chevrolet to Exercise of Jurisdiction by a United States Magistrate Judge (ar, ) Modified on 1/25/2006 (ar, ). (Entered: 01/25/2006)

Jan. 17, 2006

Jan. 17, 2006

PACER
29

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE ORDER: Case reassigned to Magistrate Judge Jeffrey Cole from Judge Wayne R. Andersen, pursuant to Local Rule 73.1, signed by Judge Wayne R. Andersen on 01/20/06, signed by Chief Judge Charles P. Kocoras on 01/23/06. (For further detail see order). (ar, ) (Entered: 01/25/2006)

Jan. 23, 2006

Jan. 23, 2006

PACER
30

MINUTE entry before Judge Jeffrey Cole : Status hearing held and continued to 3/7/2006 at 8:30 A.M. Mailed notice by judge's staff. (srb,) (Entered: 02/07/2006)

Feb. 7, 2006

Feb. 7, 2006

PACER
31

MINUTE entry before Judge Jeffrey Cole: Status hearing held on 3/7/2006. Parties to submit dismissal documents as soon as possible. Mailed notice by judge's staff. (srb,) (Entered: 03/31/2006)

March 7, 2006

March 7, 2006

PACER
32

MINUTE entry before Judge Jeffrey Cole : Pursuant to the parties agreed consent decree, this case is hereby dismissed, each party shall bear its own expenses, attorney's fees and costs. Enter Consent Decree. All pending motions are moot. Terminating case. Mailed notices (gcy, ) (Entered: 03/31/2006)

March 30, 2006

March 30, 2006

PACER
33

CONSENT DECREE Signed by Judge Jeffrey Cole on 3/30/2006:(gcy, ) (Entered: 03/31/2006)

March 30, 2006

March 30, 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. 13, 2004

Closing Date: March 30, 2008

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

Bob Watson Cheverolet (Harvey, 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: 28500

Order Duration: 2006 - 2008

Content of Injunction:

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Retaliation Prohibition

Discrimination Prohibition

Reporting

Provide antidiscrimination training

Recordkeeping

Monitoring

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Pattern or Practice

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits