Case: EEOC v. MIDWEST RACKING MFG., INC. (d/b/a MIDWEST RACK MFG., INC.)

3:05-cv-00194 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois

Filed Date: March 17, 2005

Closed Date: 2008

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Case Summary

In March 2005, the St. Louis District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Midwest Racking Mfg., Inc., d/b/a Midwest Rack Mfg., Inc., in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois. The complaint alleged that the defendant violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by subjecting the charging party, a Black employee, to harassment and terminating him because of his race and in retaliation for his complaints of the harassment. The EEOC filed a motion for default judgment in late June 2005 which was granted a few months later in September. The default judgment required the defendant to pay the charging party $33,893.27 and to report to the EEOC within fifteen days of receiving a complaint of racial harassment or retaliation for a term of three years. The docket sheet doesn't show any further enforcement took place; the case was presumably closed in 2008.

Summary Authors

Michele Marxkors (8/8/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

3:05-cv-00194

Docket (PACER)

EEOC v. Midwest Racking Manufacturing, Inc.

March 19, 2007

March 19, 2007

Docket
1

3:05-cv-00194

Complaint

EEOC v. Midwest Racking Manufacturing, Inc.

March 17, 2005

March 17, 2005

Complaint
8

3:05-cv-00194

Order of Default Judgment

EEOC v. Midwest Racking Manufacturing, Inc.

Sept. 21, 2005

Sept. 21, 2005

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4745944/equal-employment-opportunity-commission-v-midwest-racking-mfg-inc/

Last updated Aug. 1, 2022, 3:13 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT against Midwest Racking Mfg., Inc., filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(lmb) (Entered: 03/17/2005)

March 17, 2005

March 17, 2005

2

WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Midwest Racking Mfg., Inc. waiver sent on 3/17/2005, answer due 5/16/2005. (Kennedy, Melvin) (Entered: 03/31/2005)

March 31, 2005

March 31, 2005

3

MOTION for Entry of Default by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1)(Kennedy, Melvin) (Entered: 05/18/2005)

May 18, 2005

May 18, 2005

4

Clerk's (NGJ:ds) ENTRY OF DEFAULT as to Midwest Racking Mfg., Inc. on 6/7/05. (djs) (Entered: 06/07/2005)

June 7, 2005

June 7, 2005

5

MOTION for Default Judgment as to Midwest Racking Manufacturing, Inc. by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Responses due by 7/27/2005 (Kennedy, Melvin) (Entered: 06/27/2005)

June 27, 2005

June 27, 2005

6

NOTICE of Hearing on 5 MOTION for Default Judgment as to Midwest Racking Manufacturing, Inc. : Motion Hearing set for 9/16/2005 at 01:30 PM in East St. Louis Court House before Judge William D. Stiehl. (skp) (Entered: 08/08/2005)

Aug. 8, 2005

Aug. 8, 2005

7

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge William D. Stiehl : Motion Hearing held on 9/16/2005 re 5 MOTION for Default Judgment as to Midwest Racking Manufacturing, Inc. filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Motions Taken Under Advisement. (Court Reporter: Daveanna Ramsey.) (skp) (Entered: 09/16/2005)

Sept. 16, 2005

Sept. 16, 2005

9

RECEIPT for Permanent Release of Exhibits by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (skp, ) (Entered: 10/05/2005)

Oct. 5, 2005

Oct. 5, 2005

10

APPLICATION for Writ of Continuing Garnishment by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (jmp) (Entered: 01/06/2006)

Jan. 3, 2006

Jan. 3, 2006

11

CLERK'S NOTICE OF GARNISHMENT (jmp) (Entered: 01/06/2006)

Jan. 3, 2006

Jan. 3, 2006

12

Amended APPLICATION for Writ of Continuing Garnishment by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (jmp) (Entered: 01/06/2006)

Jan. 5, 2006

Jan. 5, 2006

13

WRIT OF CONTINUTING GARNISHMENT issued (jmp) (Entered: 01/06/2006)

Jan. 5, 2006

Jan. 5, 2006

14

ANSWERS TO INTERROGATORIES of Garnishee Bank of America, N.A.(tjh) (Entered: 01/23/2006)

Jan. 19, 2006

Jan. 19, 2006

15

MOTION for Writ (U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's Application for Writ of Execution) by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (lmb) (Entered: 10/03/2006)

Oct. 2, 2006

Oct. 2, 2006

16

CLERK'S NOTICE OF POST-JUDGMENT EXECUTION DIRECTED TO MIDWEST RACKING MANUFACTURING, INC. by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission re 15 MOTION for Writ (lmb) (Entered: 10/03/2006)

Oct. 2, 2006

Oct. 2, 2006

17

WRIT of Execution Issued as to Midwest Racking Manufacturing, Inc. d/b/a Midwest Rack Manufacturing, Inc. (lmb) (Entered: 10/03/2006)

Oct. 2, 2006

Oct. 2, 2006

18

WRIT Returned Executed as to Midwest Racking Mfg., Inc. (lmb) (Entered: 11/30/2006)

Nov. 29, 2006

Nov. 29, 2006

19

SATISFACTION OF JUDGMENT by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Kennedy, Melvin) (Entered: 03/19/2007)

March 19, 2007

March 19, 2007

8

DEFAULT JUDGMENT in favor of plaintiff, GRANTING 5 MOTION for Default Judgment as to Midwest Racking Manufacturing, Inc. filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (See Order for specifics) Signed by Judge William D. Stiehl on 9/21/05. (skp)

Sept. 21, 2005

Sept. 21, 2005

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: March 17, 2005

Closing Date: 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

Midwest Racking Mfg., Inc. (Madison, IL), 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:

Litigation

Amount Defendant Pays: 33893.27

Order Duration: 2005 - 2008

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Reporting

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

Black

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits