Case: EEOC v. United Air Lines, Inc.

1:02-cv-05081 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Filed Date: July 18, 2002

Closed Date: April 13, 2004

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Case Summary

In July 2002, the Chicago office of the EEOC brought this ADA suit against United Air Lines, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The complaint alleged that the defendant discriminated against the claimant and others similarly situated by failing to hire them because of their physical disability. The case settled by entry of a consent decree in April 2004. The two year consent decree required the defendant to refrain from discrimination, pay the claimants $75…

In July 2002, the Chicago office of the EEOC brought this ADA suit against United Air Lines, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The complaint alleged that the defendant discriminated against the claimant and others similarly situated by failing to hire them because of their physical disability. The case settled by entry of a consent decree in April 2004.

The two year consent decree required the defendant to refrain from discrimination, pay the claimants $750,000 (in the form of an unsecured claim against United, who was in bankruptcy proceedings), offer the claimants four domestic traveling vouchers, give the claimant's applications priority, post notice, keep all records concerning implementation and complaints of disability discrimination or failure to reasonably accommodate, give the EEOC reports every six months on compliance and complaints of disability discrimination, distribute its policy against disability discrimination, and provide ADA training for all managers and supervisors and medical personnel who perform pre-employment medical exams.

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Kevin Wilemon (7/25/2007)

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Document

1:02-cv-05081

Docket

EEOC v. United Airlines, Inc.

April 13, 2004

April 13, 2004

Docket
1

1:02-cv-05081

Complaint

EEOC v. United Airlines, Inc.

July 18, 2002

July 18, 2002

Complaint
23

1:02-cv-05081

Consent Decree and Order

EEOC v. United Airlines, Inc. d/b/a United Airlines

April 13, 2004

April 13, 2004

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 14, 2022, 3:03 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT; jury demand - Civil cover sheet - Appearance(s) of Lauren G. Dreilinger, Noelle Christine Brennan, John C. Hendrickson as attorney(s) for plaintiff (No summons(es) issued.) (Documents: 1-1 through 1-3) (hp) (Entered: 07/19/2002)

July 18, 2002

July 18, 2002

SCHEDULE set on 7/23/02 by Hon. Ronald A. Guzman : Status hearing set to 9:30 9/18/02 . All parties shall refer to and comply with Judge Guzman's requirements for the initial appearance as outlined in Judge Guzman's case management procedures, which can be found at: www.ilnd.uscourts.gov. The parties shall deliver a copy of the initial status report to the Courtroom Deputy (Room 1218) three business days before the initial status hearing. Mailed notice (cjg) (Entered: 07/23/2002)

July 23, 2002

July 23, 2002

3

WAIVER of service of summons as to defendant United Airlines, Inc. sent on 8/5/02. (gcy) (Entered: 08/26/2002)

Aug. 15, 2002

Aug. 15, 2002

2

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant by Joel H. Kaplan, and Stephanie Joan Pulcanio (las) (Entered: 08/22/2002)

Aug. 20, 2002

Aug. 20, 2002

4

JOINT STATUS REPORT pursuant to F.R.C.P. 26(f) by plaintiff; Notice. (gcy) (Entered: 09/04/2002)

Sept. 3, 2002

Sept. 3, 2002

5

ANSWER and affirmative defenses by defendant to plaintiff's complaint [1-1]; Notice (yap) (Entered: 09/18/2002)

Sept. 16, 2002

Sept. 16, 2002

6

MINUTE ORDER of 9/18/02 by Hon. Ronald A. Guzman : Status hearing held and continued to 2/21/03 at 9:30 a.m. Court adopts joint proposed discovery schedule. Rule 26(a)(1) by 9/30/02. All fact discovery closes 2/21/03. Plaintiff's expert reports by 1/1/03. Defendant's expert reports by 2/1/03. Plaintiff's experts to be deposed by 2/1/03. Defendant's experts to be deposed by 3/3/03. All dispositive motions to be filed on or before 3/21/03. Responses are due 4/11/03. Replies are due 4/25/03. Ruling to be by mail. No notice (yap) (Entered: 09/23/2002)

Sept. 18, 2002

Sept. 18, 2002

7

AGREED motion to stay litigation and amend the discovery schedule (Attachment); Notice. (vmj) (Entered: 12/19/2002)

Dec. 10, 2002

Dec. 10, 2002

8

MINUTE ORDER of 12/17/02 by Hon. Ronald A. Guzman: Defendant has to and including 12/27/02 to file any motion it has regarding the effect of the bankruptcy court's stay on this cause of action. Failure to file will be a waiver of the issue. Plaintiff's response due by 1/10/03. Defendant's reply due by 1/17/03. Ruling will be by mail. Agreed motion for sixty day stay is granted [7-1]. No further extensions will be allowed. Mailed notice (vmj) (Entered: 12/19/2002)

Dec. 17, 2002

Dec. 17, 2002

SCHEDULE set on 2/6/03 by Hon. Ronald A. Guzman : Status hearing reset to 9:30 2/12/03 . Note correction of docket date of 2/21/03. Telephoned notice (cjg) (Entered: 02/06/2003)

Feb. 6, 2003

Feb. 6, 2003

9

AMENDED JOINT STATUS REPORT pursuant to F.R.C.P. 26(f) and proposed scheduling order by plaintiff, defendant; Notice. (fce) (Entered: 03/11/2003)

March 10, 2003

March 10, 2003

10

MINUTE ORDER of 3/12/03 by Hon. Ronald A. Guzman : Status hearing held and continued to 9/12/03 9:30 a.m. Court adopts proposed discovery schedule. Fact discovery closes 9/12/03. Dispositive motions to be filed on or before 1/5/04. No notice (fce) (Entered: 03/13/2003)

March 12, 2003

March 12, 2003

11

JOINT MOTION by parties to extend discovery cut-off ; Notice. (cem) (Entered: 09/02/2003)

Aug. 20, 2003

Aug. 20, 2003

12

MINUTE ORDER of 8/26/03 by Hon. Ronald A. Guzman : Status hearing re-set for 11/19/03 at 9:30 a.m. Joint motion to extend discovery cut-off is granted [11-1]. Fact discovery to be completed on or before 11/14/03. No notice (cem) (Entered: 09/02/2003)

Aug. 26, 2003

Aug. 26, 2003

13

MOTION by plaintiff for leave to file appearance ; Notice (las) (Entered: 10/28/2003)

Oct. 23, 2003

Oct. 23, 2003

14

MINUTE ORDER of 10/27/03 by Hon. Ronald A. Guzman : Plaintiff's motion for leave to file appearance of trial attorney Pamela S. Moore- Gibbs is granted [13-1]. Telephoned notice (las) (Entered: 10/28/2003)

Oct. 27, 2003

Oct. 27, 2003

15

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for plaintiff by Pamela Sue Moore-Gibbs (las) (Entered: 10/28/2003)

Oct. 27, 2003

Oct. 27, 2003

16

JOINT MOTION by plaintiff to enlarge time for discovery or, alternatively, to stay litigation ; Notice (las) (Entered: 11/05/2003)

Oct. 31, 2003

Oct. 31, 2003

17

MINUTE ORDER of 11/4/03 by Hon. Ronald A. Guzman : Status hearing reset to 12/17/03 at 9:30 a.m. Joint motion to extend discovery cut-off [16-1], or alternatively, to stay discover is granted in part [16-2]. Fact discover cut-off is extended to 12/12/03. No notice (las) (Entered: 11/05/2003)

Nov. 4, 2003

Nov. 4, 2003

18

WITHDRAWAL by plaintiff of appearance of Noelle C. Brennan ; Notice (las) (Entered: 12/04/2003)

Dec. 3, 2003

Dec. 3, 2003

19

WITHDRAWAL by plaintiff of appearance of Noelle C. Brennan ; Notice (las) (Entered: 12/05/2003)

Dec. 3, 2003

Dec. 3, 2003

SCHEDULE set on 12/17/03 by Hon. Ronald A. Guzman : Status hearing held and continued to 9:30 2/18/04 . Mailed notice (cjg) (Entered: 12/17/2003)

Dec. 17, 2003

Dec. 17, 2003

20

MINUTE ORDER of 1/13/04 by Hon. Ronald A. Guzman : The dispositive motion filing deadline of 1/5/04 has passed, and neither party has filed a motion to extend that deadline prior to the cut-off date. Thus, the court shall not accept any dispositive motions. Parties shall be prepared to schedule a date for trial at the next status hearing. Mailed notice (las) (Entered: 01/15/2004)

Jan. 13, 2004

Jan. 13, 2004

21

MINUTE ORDER of 2/18/04 by Hon. Ronald A. Guzman: Status hearing held and continued to 3/24/2004 at 9:30 A.M. NOTE: Change of status date then previously stated in open Court. Mailed notice (gma) (Entered: 02/23/2004)

Feb. 18, 2004

Feb. 18, 2004

SCHEDULE set on 3/24/04 by Hon. Ronald A. Guzman : Status hearing held and continued to 9:30 4/1/04 . In court notice (jlj) (Entered: 03/24/2004)

March 24, 2004

March 24, 2004

SCHEDULE set on 3/31/04 by Hon. Ronald A. Guzman : Status hearing reset to 9:30 4/5/04 on court's own motion . Mailed and telephoned notice (cjg) (Entered: 03/31/2004)

March 31, 2004

March 31, 2004

SCHEDULE set on 4/1/04 by Hon. Ronald A. Guzman : Status hearing stricken, consent decree filed. Telephoned notice (cjg) (Entered: 04/01/2004)

April 1, 2004

April 1, 2004

22

JOINT MOTION by plaintiff for entry of consent decree (Attachments); Notice (RESTRICTED) (las) (Entered: 04/26/2004)

April 1, 2004

April 1, 2004

23

MINUTE ORDER of 4/13/04 by Hon. Ronald A. Guzman : Joint motion for entry of consent decree is granted [22-1]. This case is terminated. Any pending motions or schedules are stricken. (Entered Consent Decree). terminating case Mailed notice (las) (Entered: 04/26/2004)

April 13, 2004

April 13, 2004

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: July 18, 2002

Closing Date: April 13, 2004

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

United Air Lines, Inc. (Elk Grove, IL ), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12111 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: 750000

Order Duration: 2004 - 2006

Content of Injunction:

Reporting

Expungement of Employment Record

Discrimination Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Recordkeeping

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Hiring

Discrimination-basis:

Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits