Case: EEOC v. URBAN RETAIL PROPERTIES CO

1:02-cv-06855 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Filed Date: Sept. 25, 2002

Closed Date: April 4, 2003

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Case Summary

The Chicago District Office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, against Urban Retail Properties Company. The complaint, filed in September 2002, alleged sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; specifically that Defendant had subjected the charging parties to a sexually hostile work environment.

The parties entered a consent decree in April 2003. The decree, valid for two years, required Defendant to pay the five charging parties a total of $250,000 (the individual amounts were not disclosed in the decree). Defendant was enjoined from discriminating or retaliating in violation of Title VII and required to post a notice of non-discrimination, keep records of any internal complaints of sex discrimination, and report regularly to the EEOC about its compliance with the decree.

Summary Authors

Elizabeth Glassman (7/19/2007)

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Document

1:02-cv-06855

Docket (PACER)

EEOC v. Urban Retail Properties

April 4, 2003

April 4, 2003

Docket
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1:02-cv-06855

Complaint

EEOC v. Urban Retail Properties

Sept. 26, 2002

Sept. 26, 2002

Complaint
8

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Complaint-In-Intervention

EEOC v. Urban Retail Properties

Nov. 1, 2002

Nov. 1, 2002

Complaint
18

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Consent Decree

EEOC v. Urban Retail Properties

April 7, 2003

April 7, 2003

Settlement Agreement

EEOC Litigation Settlement Report (April 2003)

EEOC v. Urban Retail Properties

No Court

Dec. 31, 2003

Dec. 31, 2003

Press Release

Resources

Docket

Last updated Sept. 3, 2022, 3 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant by Joel H. Kaplan, Beth Tracey Golub. (vmj) (Entered: 10/21/2002)

Oct. 18, 2002

Oct. 18, 2002

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REFERRAL ORDER of 10/21/02 The case is referred to the Hon. Arlander Keys pursuant to Local Rule 72.1 regarding discovery, settlement conference and all non dispositive pretrial motions. Mailed notice (vmj) (Entered: 10/24/2002)

Oct. 21, 2002

Oct. 21, 2002

Text not available. (Entered: 10/24/2002)

Oct. 23, 2002

Oct. 23, 2002

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ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for intervenors' by Eric John Wright, Claire I. Rosen. (vmj) (Entered: 10/28/2002)

Oct. 23, 2002

Oct. 23, 2002

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AGREED MOTION by plaintiff-intervenors to intervene ; Notice. (vmj) (Entered: 11/04/2002)

Oct. 23, 2002

Oct. 23, 2002

SCHEDULE set on 10/28/02 by Hon. Arlander Keys : Status hearing set to 9:00 12/2/02 . Mailed notice (ac) (Entered: 10/28/2002)

Oct. 28, 2002

Oct. 28, 2002

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WAIVER of service of summons as to defendant Urban Retail Prop sent on 9/25/02. (vmj) (Entered: 11/01/2002)

Oct. 31, 2002

Oct. 31, 2002

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MINUTE ORDER of 11/1/02 by Hon. Arlander Keys: Agreed motion to intervene by plaintiff-intervenors is granted [6-1]. Plaintiff-intervenors are given leave to file their intervenor complaint. Status hearing set for 12/2/02 is stricken and reset to 11/22/02 at 9:00 a.m. Mailed notice (vmj) (Entered: 11/04/2002)

Nov. 1, 2002

Nov. 1, 2002

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INTERVENORS' COMPLAINT by intervenors. (vmj) (Entered: 11/04/2002)

Nov. 1, 2002

Nov. 1, 2002

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MINUTE ORDER of 11/22/02 by Hon. Arlander Keys: Status hearing held and continued to 1/15/03 at 9:00 a.m. The parties to submit an agreed discovery order by 11/29/02. Mailed notice (vmj) (Entered: 11/25/2002)

Nov. 22, 2002

Nov. 22, 2002

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ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant Urban Retail Prop by Stephanie Joan Pulcanio. (vmj) (Entered: 11/26/2002)

Nov. 25, 2002

Nov. 25, 2002

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ANSWER and affirmative defenses by defendant Urban Retail Prop to plaintiff-interveners' complaint [8-1]. (vmj) (Entered: 11/26/2002)

Nov. 25, 2002

Nov. 25, 2002

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ANSWER and affirmative defenses by defendant to plaintiff-EEOC's complaint [1-1]. (vmj) (Entered: 11/26/2002)

Nov. 25, 2002

Nov. 25, 2002

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AGREED proposed discovery schedule by Ethan M Cohen; Notice. (vmj) (Entered: 12/03/2002)

Nov. 29, 2002

Nov. 29, 2002

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MINUTE ORDER of 12/4/02 by Hon. Arlander Keys: Status hearing held and continued to 1/15/03 at 9:00 a.m. Enter agreed discovery schedule. Rule 26 disclosures shall be made by 12/16/02; fact discovery shall be completed by 4/11/03. Plaintiff's shall designate their expert witnesses by 3/11/03 with reports due by 4/25/03. Defendant shall designate their expert witnesses by 6/16/03; with reports due 7/15/03. Expert discovery to close by 8/15/03. In the event that defendant elects to name an expert which is not in response to the naming of a plaintiff expert, defendant shall designate its expert(s) by 3/25/03 with reports due by 4/25/03. Plaintiff will then designate their rebuttal expert by 6/16/03 with reports due 7/15/03 and all expert discovery to close by 8/15/03. Dispositive motions shall be due 60 days from 4/11/03 in the event that no expert witness is designated and 60 days from 8/15/03 in the event that expert discovery takes place. Mailed notice (vmj) (Entered: 01/13/2003)

Dec. 4, 2002

Dec. 4, 2002

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MINUTE ORDER of 1/15/03 by Hon. Arlander Keys: Status hearing held. Settlement conference set for 3/12/03 at 10:00 a.m. All parties are to be represented at the settlement conference by an individual (other than their attorneys) with full authority to settle. The parties are to exchange (but not file) written settlement offers, copies of which are to be submitted to the court by 3/5/03. Mailed notice (vmj) (Entered: 01/17/2003)

Jan. 15, 2003

Jan. 15, 2003

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MINUTE ORDER of 3/12/03 by Hon. Arlander Keys: Extensive settlement conference held. The case settled, the terms of which were stated on the record. The settlement is pursuant to a consent decree, the drafting of which will take some time. Status hearing is set for 03/24/03 at 9:00 a.m. If the parties submit the consent decree and the settlement documents prior to this date, they need not appear and the hearing will be stricken. The court commends all parties for their diligence and willingness to compromise in order to settle this most difficult case. Mailed notice (cdy) (Entered: 03/13/2003)

March 12, 2003

March 12, 2003

SCHEDULE set on 3/24/03 by Hon. Arlander Keys : Status hearing held and continued to 9:00 3/31/03 . Mailed notice (ac) (Entered: 03/24/2003)

March 24, 2003

March 24, 2003

SCHEDULE set on 3/31/03 by Hon. Arlander Keys : Status hearing held and continued to 9:00 a.m. on 4/2/03 . A representative from the EEOC must be present. Mailed notice (ac) (Entered: 03/31/2003)

March 31, 2003

March 31, 2003

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VOLUNTARY withdrawal by plaintiff's-intervenors. (vmj) (Entered: 04/03/2003)

April 2, 2003

April 2, 2003

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MINUTE ORDER of 4/2/03 by Hon. Arlander Keys: Status hearing held. The parties submitted to the court an executed consent decree which will resolve this case. The Consent Decree is hereby transmitted to the district judge for her approval. All matters relating to the referral of this action having been resolved, the case is returned to the assigned judge. Terminating the case referral Mailed notice (vmj) (Entered: 04/10/2003)

April 2, 2003

April 2, 2003

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MINUTE ORDER of 4/4/03 by Hon. Joan B. Gottschall : Each party to this decree shall bear its own costs and attorneys' fees. The court will retain jurisdiction of this matter to enforce the decree. (Entered consetn decree). Case terminated. Mailed notice (cem) (Entered: 04/07/2003)

April 4, 2003

April 4, 2003

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: Sept. 25, 2002

Closing Date: April 4, 2003

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more 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

Urban Retail Propertites Company (Joliet), 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: 250000

Order Duration: 2003 - 2005

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Retaliation Prohibition

Reporting

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Recordkeeping

Monitoring

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit