Case: EEOC v. Scientific Colors, Inc. d/b/a "Apollo Colors"

1:00-cv-00171 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Filed Date: Jan. 11, 2000

Closed Date: 2002

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Case Summary

In January of 2000, the Chicago District Office of the EEOC brought suit in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, against Scientific Colors, Inc., a manufacturer of pigments operating outside of Chicago. The suit was brought under Title VII on behalf of African-American employees who allegedly were subjected to a racially hostile work environment when their employer failed to promptly remove and properly respond to racist graffiti and displays of hangman's nooses. A number …

In January of 2000, the Chicago District Office of the EEOC brought suit in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, against Scientific Colors, Inc., a manufacturer of pigments operating outside of Chicago. The suit was brought under Title VII on behalf of African-American employees who allegedly were subjected to a racially hostile work environment when their employer failed to promptly remove and properly respond to racist graffiti and displays of hangman's nooses.

A number of the employees intervened as plaintiffs, bringing additional claims under 42 U.S.C. ß 1981, which grants members of all races equal rights to enter into contracts, and the case was consolidated with a private suit, 1:99-cv-01959. The litigation was extremely contentious from the get-go, and included an extensive series of discovery disputes as well as a motion by the plaintiffs to sanction and disqualify the defendant's counsel for instigating undercover investigations that resulted in direct contact with some of the plaintiffs (the motion was denied; Jones v. Scientific Colors, Inc., 201 F. Supp. 2d 820 (N.D. Ill. 2001)).

The EEOC moved for partial summary judgment, and the motion was granted in part and denied in part. The case was finally resolved in March 2002 with a consent decree. Scientific Colors agreed to pay a total of $1.825 million, including attorney's fees. The company was also required by the consent decree to implement a new anti-discrimination policy, to conduct anti-discrimination training programs for its employees, and to install video cameras on their premises in order to identify and discipline any employees responsible for racist graffiti or other similar vandalism.

Summary Authors

Shankar Viswanathan (6/11/2008)

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1:00-cv-00171

Docket

EEOC v. Scientific Colors

May 24, 2002

May 24, 2002

Docket
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1:00-cv-00171

Order [granting motion to compel discovery]

EEOC v. Scientific Colors

Sept. 22, 2000

Sept. 22, 2000

Order/Opinion

1:00-cv-00171

1:99-cv-01959

Order Affirming Order Denying Protective Order

Jones v. Scientific Colors, Inc.

2000 WL 33243461

Nov. 15, 2000

Nov. 15, 2000

Order/Opinion

1:00-cv-00171

Order [granting and denying motion to compel]

EEOC v. Scientific Colors

May 22, 2001

May 22, 2001

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1:00-cv-00171

Order [granting motion to compel]

EEOC v. Scientific Colors

May 22, 2001

May 22, 2001

Order/Opinion

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1:99-cv-01959

Order [Compelling Production of Documents]

Jones v. Scientific Colors; EEOC v. Scientific Colors

May 22, 2001

May 22, 2001

Order/Opinion

1:00-cv-00171

1:99-cv-01959

Memorandum Opinion and Order Upholding Magistrate Judge's Orders of May 9, 2001

Jones v. Scientific Colors, Inc.

2001 WL 668943, 2001 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 26031

June 14, 2001

June 14, 2001

Order/Opinion
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1:00-cv-00171

Order [granting motion to compel

EEOC v. Scientific Colors

June 19, 2001

June 19, 2001

Order/Opinion
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1:00-cv-00171

1:99-cv-01959

Memorandum Opinion and Order on Objections to Various Magistrate Judge Rulings

Jones v. Scientific Colors, Inc.

2001 WL 902778

July 3, 2001

July 3, 2001

Order/Opinion
73

1:00-cv-00171

1:99-cv-01959

Memorandum Opinion and Order Sustaining Magistrate Judge's Ruling

Jones v. Scientific Colors, Inc.

2001 WL 845650, 2001 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 10633

July 26, 2001

July 26, 2001

Order/Opinion

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Docket

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68

MINUTE ORDER of 6/20/01 by Hon. David W. McKeague: EEOC's objection to Magistrate Judge Levin's order of 5/22/01 is overruled. Entered Memorandum Opinion and Order on objections to various Magistrate Judge Rulings. Mailed notices by judge's staff (yap)

June 20, 2001

June 20, 2001

RECAP
1

COMPLAINT; jury demand - Civil cover sheet - Appearance(s) of John Matthew Spesia, John Grover Foreman, Christian G. Spesia, Barbara Naretto Petrungaro as attorney(s) for plaintiffs ( 1 and 1 copy summons (es) issued.) ( Documents: 1-1 through 1-3) (tlm) (Entered: 03/31/1999)

March 25, 1999

March 25, 1999

SCHEDULE set on 4/26/99 by Hon. Marvin E. Aspen : Status hearing is set for 10:00 5/7/99. Plaintiffs are to advise defendant of status. Mailed notice (gl) (Entered: 04/26/1999)

April 26, 1999

April 26, 1999

73

MINUTE ORDER of 7/9/01 by Hon. David W. McKeague: The court thus finding that the magistrate judge's denial of defendant's motion to quash is neither clearly erroneous nor contrary to law, the same is hereby sustained and defendant's objections are overruled. Entered Memorandum Opinion and Order sustaining Magistrate Judge's Ruling. Mailed notices by judge's staff (yap)

July 9, 2001

July 9, 2001

RECAP
2

MOTION by plaintiff to stay proceedings ; Notice of motion. (tlm) (Entered: 05/10/1999)

April 27, 1999

April 27, 1999

76

MINUTE ORDER of 7/30/01 by Hon. David W. McKeague: Plaintiffs' motion for leave to file their proposed second amended complaint [0-1] is granted, subject to the condition that the resulting withdrawal of plaintiff Norman Jones' constructive discharge theory of relief is deemed equivalent to a voluntary dismissal with prejudice. Entered Memorandum Opinion and Order. Mailed notices by judge's staff (yap)

July 30, 2001

July 30, 2001

RECAP
3

MINUTE ORDER of 5/7/99 by Hon. Marvin E. Aspen : Plaintiff's motion to stay proceedings granted. [2-1] Proceedings are stayed until 10:00 a.m. on 07/9/99. Mailed notice (tlm) (Entered: 05/10/1999)

May 7, 1999

May 7, 1999

SCHEDULE set on 7/9/99 by Hon. Marvin E. Aspen : Status hearing held and continued to 10:00 8/20/99. Plaintiff's oral motion to continue proceedings an additional forty five days is granted. Proceedings are stayed until 8/20/99. Mailed notice (gl) (Entered: 07/09/1999)

July 9, 1999

July 9, 1999

SCHEDULE set on 8/20/99 by Hon. Marvin E. Aspen : Status hearing held and continued to 10:00 10/12/99. Plaintiff's oral renewed motion to stay proceedings is granted. All proceedings, except for document discovery, are stayed until 10/12/99. Mailed notice (gl) (Entered: 08/20/1999)

Aug. 20, 1999

Aug. 20, 1999

SCHEDULE set on 10/12/99 by Hon. Marvin E. Aspen : Status hearing held and continued to 10:00 11/30/99. Mailed notice (gl) (Entered: 10/12/1999)

Oct. 12, 1999

Oct. 12, 1999

4

MOTION by Derrick Lee to withdraw Spesia, Ayerse & Ardaugh as attorneys ; Notice. (tlm) (Entered: 11/05/1999)

Oct. 13, 1999

Oct. 13, 1999

5

MINUTE ORDER of 11/2/99 by Hon. Marvin E. Aspen : Christian G. Spesia and Barbara N. Petrungaro motion to withdraw as counsels for plaintiff Derrick Lee is [4-1] granted. The Clerk of the Court is directed to list Mr. Derrick Lee's name on front of the docket and that he be sent notice of any court orders entered on the docket at the following address: Derrick Lee, 1223 Luther, Joliet, IL 60435. Mr. Lee is directed to appear in court on 11/30/99 at 10:00 a.m. with or without an attorney. Mailed notice (tlm) (Entered: 11/05/1999)

Nov. 2, 1999

Nov. 2, 1999

SCHEDULE set on 11/30/99 by Hon. Marvin E. Aspen : Status hearing held and continued to 10:00 1/4/2000. Plaintiff Derrick Lee is to be present with counsel on 1/4/2000. Mailed notice (gl) Modified on 01/03/2000 (Entered: 11/30/1999)

Nov. 30, 1999

Nov. 30, 1999

SCHEDULE set on 1/4/00 by Hon. Marvin E. Aspen : Status hearing held and continued to 10:00 2/11/2000. Any amended complaints are to be filed on 2/11/2000. Attorney Jimmie Jones is granted leave to file his appearance on behalf of plaintiff Derrick Lee. Mailed notice (gl) (Entered: 01/04/2000)

Jan. 4, 2000

Jan. 4, 2000

6

ADDITIONAL ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for Derrick Lee by Jimmie L. Jones (tlm) (Entered: 01/05/2000)

Jan. 4, 2000

Jan. 4, 2000

SCHEDULE set on 2/1/00 by Hon. Marvin E. Aspen : Status hearing set for 2/11/00 is reset to 10:00 2/15/00. Mailed notice (gl) (Entered: 02/01/2000)

Feb. 1, 2000

Feb. 1, 2000

8

MOTION by plaintiffs Norman C Jones, Terry Fuller, Douglas George Jr, Thomas Haywood, Harlan Bennett, Donald Newell, Nathaniel Bell and Trent Perry to compel discovery (Attachments); Notie (yap) (Entered: 02/16/2000)

Feb. 10, 2000

Feb. 10, 2000

SCHEDULE set on 2/15/00 by Hon. Marvin E. Aspen : Status hearing held and continued to 10:00 3/3/00. Parties are to come in with a joint discovery plan. Mailed notice (gl) (Entered: 02/15/2000)

Feb. 15, 2000

Feb. 15, 2000

7

EXPEDITED REFERRAL ORDER: Case referred to Hon. Ian H. Levin for Plaintiffs' motion to compel. Mailed notice. (gl) (Entered: 02/15/2000)

Feb. 15, 2000

Feb. 15, 2000

9

MINUTE ORDER of 2/15/00 by Hon. Marvin E. Aspen: Daniel V. Kinsella and Davis L. Miller are granted leave to file their appearance on behalf of defendant. No notice (yap) (Entered: 02/16/2000)

Feb. 15, 2000

Feb. 15, 2000

11

FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT [1-1] by plaintiffs; jury demand; adding Franklin Dale Thompson; Notice (yap) (Entered: 02/22/2000)

Feb. 17, 2000

Feb. 17, 2000

12

REASSIGNMENT ORDER of 2/18/00 Case reassigned to Hon. David W. McKeague pursuant to David W. Mckeague pursuant to Rule 13 of the Internal Operating Procedures of this court. (For further detail see order.) Mailed notice (yap) (Entered: 02/22/2000)

Feb. 18, 2000

Feb. 18, 2000

SCHEDULE set on 2/28/00 by Hon. Marvin E. Aspen : Status set for 3/3/00, before Judge Aspen is stricken.. hed. Mailed notice (gl) (Entered: 02/28/2000)

Feb. 28, 2000

Feb. 28, 2000

13

MINUTE ORDER of 3/2/00 by Hon. Ian H. Levin : Plaintiffs' motion to compel discovery is hereby withdrawn without prejudice by request of the plaintiff [8-1]. All matters relating to the referral of this action having been resolved, the case is returned to the assigned judge. Terminating the case referral to Hon. Ian H. Levin. Mailed notice (ar) (Entered: 03/15/2000)

March 2, 2000

March 2, 2000

14

MOTION by defendant to consolidate for purposes of discovery ; Notice. (srb) (Entered: 03/24/2000)

March 13, 2000

March 13, 2000

15

MINUTE ORDER of 3/23/00 by Hon. David W. McKeague : Enter Order setting Rule 16 scheduling conference for 9:00 a.m. on 4/7/00. (Entered Order). Mailed notice (tlm) Modified on 03/30/2000 (Entered: 03/30/2000)

March 23, 2000

March 23, 2000

16

UNCONTESTED MOTION by Scientific Colors to compel production of documents from non-party Illinois Department of Employment Security (Attachment); Notice. (tlm) (Entered: 05/09/2000)

April 25, 2000

April 25, 2000

17

MINUTE ORDER of 5/2/00 by Hon. Ian H. Levin : Defendant's uncontested motion to compel production of documents from non-party Illinois Department of Employment Security is granted [16-1]. The Illinois Department of Employment Security is hereby orderedd to produce the transcripts of the testimony of Norman Jones and Derrick Lee before the Illinois Department of Employment Security. Mailed notice (tlm) (Entered: 05/09/2000)

May 2, 2000

May 2, 2000

18

MINUTE ORDER of 5/11/00 by Hon. David W. McKeague : This case is scheduled for jury trial in the December, 2001 trial session. All discovery proceedings shall be completed by 06/01/01. A telephone status conference is set for 2:00 p.m. on 06/28/00, central time. A final pretrial conference is set to 11:00 p.m. on 11/14/01. (Entered Case Management Order). Mailed notice (tlm) (Entered: 05/18/2000)

May 11, 2000

May 11, 2000

19

MOTION by Norman C Jones, Terry Fuller, Douglas George Jr, Thomas Haywood, Harlan Bennett, Donald Newell, Nathaniel Bell, Trent Perry to compel discovery (Attachments); Notice. (tlm) (Entered: 05/24/2000)

May 23, 2000

May 23, 2000

20

MINUTE ORDER of 5/23/00 by Hon. David W. McKeague : Plaintiffs' motion to compel discovery is granted [19-1] in part and denied in part for the reasons stated and on the terms stated of record. Status hearing set 9:30 a.m. on 9/29/00 . Mailed notice (tlm) (Entered: 05/24/2000)

May 23, 2000

May 23, 2000

21

REFERRAL ORDER of 6/5/00 The case is referred to the Hon. Ian H. Levin for discovery motion specified and all discovery motions: See McKeague's order of 05/11/00. (See reverse of minute order.) Mailed notice (tlm) (Entered: 06/07/2000)

June 5, 2000

June 5, 2000

SCHEDULE set on 6/22/00 by Hon. Ian H. Levin : Initial status hearing set to 10:15 7/7/00 in courtroom 1342. Enclosed is the court's procedure for filing a joint mandatory status report. Mailed notice (smm) (Entered: 06/22/2000)

June 22, 2000

June 22, 2000

22

MINUTE ORDER of 6/22/00 by Hon. David W. McKeague : Telephone Status conference set for 06/29/00 is stricken and reset for 2:00 p.m. on 7/7/00. Mailed notice by judge's staff (Attachment). (tlm) (Entered: 06/28/2000)

June 22, 2000

June 22, 2000

SCHEDULE set on 7/7/00 by Hon. Ian H. Levin : Status hearing held; continued to 10:15 9/27/00 . Mailed notice (smm) (Entered: 07/07/2000)

July 7, 2000

July 7, 2000

23

FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT (#2) [11-1] by plaintiff; adding Derrick Lee; Notice. (tlm) (Entered: 07/20/2000)

July 17, 2000

July 17, 2000

24

ANSWER by defendant to plaintiff's first amended complaint at law [23- 1]; jury demand. (tlm) (Entered: 08/17/2000)

Aug. 15, 2000

Aug. 15, 2000

28

MOTION by Scientific Colors for protective order ; Memorandum of law in support ; Notice. (tlm) (Entered: 09/29/2000)

Aug. 25, 2000

Aug. 25, 2000

29

MOTION by defendant to compel discovery (Attachments); Notice. (tlm) (Entered: 09/29/2000)

Aug. 31, 2000

Aug. 31, 2000

32

MOTION by defendant Scientific Colors to consolidate cases for all purposes (Attachments); Notice. (tlm) (Entered: 09/29/2000)

Aug. 31, 2000

Aug. 31, 2000

40

MOTION by Scientific Colors for confidentiality order ; Notice. (tlm) (Entered: 09/29/2000)

Aug. 31, 2000

Aug. 31, 2000

34

MOTION by plaintiff to strike affirmative defense (Attachments); Notice. (tlm) (Entered: 09/29/2000)

Sept. 14, 2000

Sept. 14, 2000

36

MOTION by Norman C Jones, Terry Fuller, Harlan Bennett, Donald Newell, Nathaniel Bell for leave to serve additional interrogatories (Attachments); Notice. (tlm) (Entered: 09/29/2000)

Sept. 14, 2000

Sept. 14, 2000

38

MOTION by Norman C Jones, Terry Fuller, Douglas George Jr, Thomas Haywood, Harlan Bennett, Donald Newell, Nathaniel Bell, Trent Perry, Franklin Dale Thompson for sanctions for failure to comply with court ordered discovery production (Attachments); Notice. (tlm) (Entered: 09/29/2000)

Sept. 19, 2000

Sept. 19, 2000

25

MOTION by defendant for leave to file countercomplaint (Attachments). (fce) (Entered: 09/26/2000)

Sept. 20, 2000

Sept. 20, 2000

27

RESPONSE by defendant to EEOC motion to compel answers to interrogatories (Attachments); Notice. (kef) (Entered: 09/27/2000)

Sept. 21, 2000

Sept. 21, 2000

30

MINUTE ORDER of 9/22/00 by Hon. Ian H. Levin : motion to compel discovery is granted [29-1], motion for protective order is denied [28-1]. Status hearing set to 9:30 10/23/00 . Mailed notice (tlm) (Entered: 09/29/2000)

Sept. 22, 2000

Sept. 22, 2000

31

MINUTE ORDER of 9/22/00 by Hon. Ian H. Levin : Enter Confidentiality Order. Defendant's motion for confidentiality order is granted. [28-1] (Entered Order) No notice (tlm) (Entered: 09/29/2000)

Sept. 22, 2000

Sept. 22, 2000

33

MINUTE ORDER of 9/22/00 by Hon. Ian H. Levin : Defendant's motion to consolidate cases for all purposes is hereby withdrawn to be re-filed before Judge McKeague. [32-1] No notice (tlm) (Entered: 09/29/2000)

Sept. 22, 2000

Sept. 22, 2000

37

MINUTE ORDER of 9/22/00 by Hon. Ian H. Levin : Plaintiffs' motion for leave to serve additional interrogatories is granted in part and denied in part by agreement. [36-1] No notice (tlm) (Entered: 09/29/2000)

Sept. 22, 2000

Sept. 22, 2000

39

MINUTE ORDER of 9/22/00 by Hon. Ian H. Levin : Plaintiffs' motion for sanctions for failure to comply with court ordered production is withdrawn. [38-1] No notice (tlm) (Entered: 09/29/2000)

Sept. 22, 2000

Sept. 22, 2000

35

MINUTE ORDER of 9/25/00 by Hon. Ian H. Levin : Plaintiff's motion for leave to strike affirmative defense is granted by agreement with defendant given leave to file amended affirmative defense by 10/13/00. [34-1] No notice (tlm) (Entered: 09/29/2000)

Sept. 25, 2000

Sept. 25, 2000

43

MINUTE ORDER of 9/29/00 by Hon. David W. McKeague : Hearing on defendants' motion for leave to file countercomplaint [25-1] and motion to consolidate for all purposes [14-1] set for 9:00 10/18/00. Response briefs should be filed no later than 10/10/00. [25-1], [14-1] Reply briefs should be filed no later than 10/13/00. (Entered Order). Mailed notice by judge's staff (tlm) (Entered: 10/05/2000)

Sept. 29, 2000

Sept. 29, 2000

41

UNCONTESTED MOTION by Scientific Colors to compel production of documents from non-party Illinois Department of Employment Security ; Notice. (tlm) Modified on 10/04/2000 (Entered: 10/04/2000)

Oct. 3, 2000

Oct. 3, 2000

42

MINUTE ORDER of 10/3/00 by Hon. David W. McKeague : The referral to Magistrate Judge Levin is enhanced to include defendant's motion to compel plaintiff Norman Jones to answer three sets of deposition questions. [41-1] Mailed notice (tlm) (Entered: 10/04/2000)

Oct. 3, 2000

Oct. 3, 2000

45

MINUTE ORDER of 10/10/00 by Hon. Ian H. Levin : Uncontested motion to compel production of documents from non-party Illinois Department of Employment Security is granted [41-1]. Mailed notice (tlm) (Entered: 10/12/2000)

Oct. 10, 2000

Oct. 10, 2000

47

RECEIPT LETTER for transfer of original records to U.S. District Court in Milwaukee, WI received 09/28/00. (00-C-1300) (tlm) (Entered: 10/17/2000)

Oct. 10, 2000

Oct. 10, 2000

44

BRIEF by plaintiff Norman C Jones in opposition to Defendant's motion for leave to file counterclaim (Attachment) ; Notice. [25-1] (tlm) (Entered: 10/12/2000)

Oct. 11, 2000

Oct. 11, 2000

46

REPLY memorandum by defendant in support of its motion for leave to file its counterclaim. [25-1] (tlm) (Entered: 10/17/2000)

Oct. 13, 2000

Oct. 13, 2000

48

OBJECTIONS by defendant to minute order of Magistrate Judge denying defendant's motion for a protective order (Attachment). (tlm) (Entered: 10/18/2000)

Oct. 17, 2000

Oct. 17, 2000

49

MEMORANDUM of law by defendant in support objections to Magistrate Judge Levin's order denying its motion for a protective order (Attachments). [48-1] (tlm) (Entered: 10/18/2000)

Oct. 17, 2000

Oct. 17, 2000

$SCHEDULE set on 10/18/00 by Hon. David W. McKeague :Hearing held on defendant's motion to consolidate for all purposes and defendant's motion for leave to file counter-complaint. Order to follow. No notice (gl) (Entered: 10/24/2000)

Oct. 18, 2000

Oct. 18, 2000

51

MINUTE ORDER of 10/19/00 by Hon. David W. McKeague : In accordance with the court's ruling delivered from teh bench on 10/18/00, defendant's motion to consolidate for all purposes is granted [14-1]. Defendant's motion for leave to file countercomplaint is [25-1] granted. (Entered Order) Mailed notice by judge's staff (tlm) (Entered: 10/25/2000)

Oct. 19, 2000

Oct. 19, 2000

50

MINUTE ORDER of 10/23/00 by Hon. Ian H. Levin : Status hearing held & continued to 9:30 a.m. on 11/22/00. Petition Allen Wright's to intervene is granted without objection. Defendants to answer or otherwise plead by 11/20/00. Mailed notice (tlm) (Entered: 10/24/2000)

Oct. 23, 2000

Oct. 23, 2000

52

AMENDED ANSWER [24-1] by defendant Scientific Colors to plaintiffs' first amended complaint at law; Notice of filing (eav) (Entered: 11/03/2000)

Nov. 2, 2000

Nov. 2, 2000

53

ANSWER TO COUNTERCLAIM by Norman Jones; Notice. (tlm) (Entered: 11/08/2000)

Nov. 6, 2000

Nov. 6, 2000

54

MINUTE ORDER of 11/15/00 by Hon. David W. McKeague : Enter order affirming order denying protective order. It is hereby ordered that the defendant's objections are overruled and the order denying motion for protective order is affirmed. (Entered Order) Mailed notice by judge's staff (tlm) (Entered: 11/30/2000)

Nov. 15, 2000

Nov. 15, 2000

SCHEDULE set on 11/22/00 by Hon. Ian H. Levin : Status hearing held; continued to 9:30 2/5/01 . Mailed notice (smm) (Entered: 11/22/2000)

Nov. 22, 2000

Nov. 22, 2000

55

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant by Ian Matthew Sherman. (kef) (Entered: 12/13/2000)

Dec. 4, 2000

Dec. 4, 2000

58

MINUTE ORDER of 12/19/00 by Hon. Ian H. Levin : Defendant's motion to compel production of documents is granted. Illinois Department of Employment Security is hereby compelled to produce the transcript of the hearing that occurred on 08/18/99 in docket no. AR- 9029175A, and any records plaintiff submitted to document his attorneys to find work after leaving Apollo. [57-1] Mailed notice (tlm) (Entered: 12/27/2000)

Dec. 19, 2000

Dec. 19, 2000

56

TRANSCRIPT of proceedings for the following date(s): 09/22/00 Before Honorable Ian H. Levin. (tlm) (Entered: 12/26/2000)

Dec. 21, 2000

Dec. 21, 2000

59

ANSWER by defendant to Plaintiff Allen Wright's complaint [23-1] (tlm) (Entered: 01/02/2001)

Dec. 28, 2000

Dec. 28, 2000

65

MOTION by defendant to compel plaintiff Norman Jones to answer three sets of deposition questions (Attachments); Notice (tlm) (Entered: 02/28/2001)

Jan. 25, 2001

Jan. 25, 2001

60

ANSWER by defendant to plaintiff Derrick Lee's first amended complaint; Notice. [23-1] (tlm) Modified on 01/17/2002 (Entered: 01/30/2001)

Jan. 26, 2001

Jan. 26, 2001

61

MOTION by defendant for leave to serve interrogatoris, request for documents and notice of deposition on absent class members (Attachments); Notice. (tlm) (Entered: 02/15/2001)

Feb. 1, 2001

Feb. 1, 2001

SCHEDULE set on 2/5/01 by Hon. Ian H. Levin : Status hearing held; continued to 9:30 4/9/01. Plaintiff Derrick Lee to answer written discovery by 2/23/01. Mailed notice (smm) (Entered: 02/05/2001)

Feb. 5, 2001

Feb. 5, 2001

62

MINUTE ORDER of 2/13/01 by Hon. Ian H. Levin : Motion for leave to serve interrogatoris, request for documents and notice of deposition on absent class members [61-1] is granted with the modifications as stated of record. No notice (cem) (Entered: 02/20/2001)

Feb. 13, 2001

Feb. 13, 2001

63

MOTION by defendant for an order granting parties 30 days to identify rebuttal experts or, alternatively, for an order compelling plaintiffs to provide curriculum vitae for their expert witnesses and to modify the time within which defendant has to identify its expert witnesses (Attachments); Notice. (tlm) (Entered: 02/28/2001)

Feb. 21, 2001

Feb. 21, 2001

64

MINUTE ORDER of 2/27/01 by Hon. Ian H. Levin : Defendants' motion for an order granting parties 30 days to identify rebuttal experts [63-1], for an order compelling plaintiffs to provide curriculum vitae for their expert witnesses [63-2] and motion to modify the time within which defendant has to identify its expert witnesses is granted [63-3]. Defendant to diclose any rebuttal expert witnesses by 04/16/01. Plaintiff to disclose rebuttal expert with reports by 05/15/01. Mailed notice (tlm) (Entered: 02/28/2001)

Feb. 27, 2001

Feb. 27, 2001

67

MINUTE ORDER of 3/16/01 by Hon. Ian H. Levin : Pursuant to defendant's agreed oral motion for an order for Dr. Linda Kramper to produce any and all medical records, the Court hereby orders that Dr. Linda Kramper produce any and all medical records she has in her possession regarding Norman Jones, to attorney Barbara Petrungaro, 116 North Chicago, Street, Joliet, Illinois 60432, on or before 03/19/01. Mailed notice (tlm) (Entered: 03/26/2001)

March 16, 2001

March 16, 2001

70

MOTION by defendant to reschedule hearing ; Notice. (tlm) (Entered: 04/11/2001)

March 30, 2001

March 30, 2001

69

MINUTE ORDER of 4/9/01 by Hon. Ian H. Levin : Defendant's motion to dismiss plaintiff Derek Lee for failure to provide any response to defendant's written discovery and for failure comply with court discovery orders is withdrawn without prejudice. [68-1] No notice (tlm) (Entered: 04/11/2001)

April 9, 2001

April 9, 2001

72

MINUTE ORDER of 4/9/01 by Hon. Ian H. Levin : Status hearing held and continued to 5/7/01 at 10:30 a.m. Plaintiffs' motion to compel is withdrawn without prejudice [71-1]. Defendants motion to compel [26-1] and for sanctions is withdrawn without prejudice. No notice (maf) (Entered: 04/17/2001)

April 9, 2001

April 9, 2001

SCHEDULE set on 4/10/01 by Hon. Ian H. Levin : Status hearing of 5/7/01 is stricken and reset to 10:15 5/14/01 . Mailed notice (smm) (Entered: 04/10/2001)

April 10, 2001

April 10, 2001

71

MOTION by plaintiffs to compel defendant to production of documents (Attachments); Notice. (maf) (Entered: 04/17/2001)

April 10, 2001

April 10, 2001

74

MOTION by defendant to quash suboena of EEOC to Myers Service. (Attachments); Notice. (tlm) (Entered: 05/15/2001)

May 4, 2001

May 4, 2001

78

MOTION by Scientific Colors to compel plaintiff Terry Fullr to answer questions and for other relief (Attachments); Notice. (tlm) (Entered: 05/15/2001)

May 4, 2001

May 4, 2001

75

MINUTE ORDER of 5/9/01 by Hon. Ian H. Levin : Defendant's motion to quash suboena of EEOC to Myers Service Inc. is granted for reasons stated and on terms stated of record. [74-1] No notice (tlm) (Entered: 05/15/2001)

May 9, 2001

May 9, 2001

77

MINUTE ORDER of 5/9/01 by Hon. Ian H. Levin : Defendant's motion to clarify the Court's Minute Order of 02/27/01 is granted on the terms stated of record. [76-1] No notice (tlm) (Entered: 05/15/2001)

May 9, 2001

May 9, 2001

79

MINUTE ORDER of 5/9/01 by Hon. Ian H. Levin : Appollo Colors' motion to compel plaintiff Terry Fuller to answer questions [78-1] and for other relief is denied for reasons stated of record. [78-2] No notice (tlm) (Entered: 05/15/2001)

May 9, 2001

May 9, 2001

80

MOTION by Terry Fuller, Douglas George Jr, Derrick Lee, Thomas Haywood, Harlan Bennett, Donald Newell, Nathaniel Bell, Trent Perry, Franklin Dale Thompson to bar expert testimony (Attachments); Notice. (tlm) (Entered: 05/15/2001)

May 9, 2001

May 9, 2001

81

MINUTE ORDER of 5/9/01 by Hon. Ian H. Levin : Plaintiffs' motion to bar expert testimony is denied [80-1] for reasons stated of record. Status hearing of 05/14/01 is vacated. No notice (tlm) (Entered: 05/15/2001)

May 9, 2001

May 9, 2001

85

MINUTE ORDER of 5/14/01 by Hon. David W. McKeague : The Court concludes the magistrate judge's order denying the motion to compel is contrary to law and must be set aside. The EEOC's motion to compel production of documents if granted. With due respect for the work privilege doctrine, however, the Court will require defendant Scientific Colors to submit all documents described in the "privilege log" first to the Court for in camera review by the magistrate judge. Defendant's submission shall be made not later than 05/23/01. The magistrate judge shall undertake this review and make disclosures to the EEOC no later than 06/01/01. [79-1] (Entered Order on Objections to Magistrate Judge's Order). Mailed notice by judge's staff (tlm) (Entered: 05/22/2001)

May 14, 2001

May 14, 2001

95

RENEWED MOTION by plaintiffs Norman C Jones, Terry Fuller, Douglas George Jr, Thomas Haywood, Harlan Bennett, Donald Newell, Nathaniel Bell, Trent Perry, Franklin Dale Thompson to compel discovery into financial matters (Attachments); Notice (yap) (Entered: 05/24/2001)

May 14, 2001

May 14, 2001

82

ADDITIONAL ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for plaintiffs by E. Kent Ayers, Dinah Lennon Archambeault (tlm) (Entered: 05/16/2001)

May 15, 2001

May 15, 2001

91

MOTION by plaintiff for sanctions and to compel ; Notice (yap) (Entered: 05/24/2001)

May 16, 2001

May 16, 2001

87

MOTION by EEOC to compel production of documents regarding defendant's experts (Attachments); Notice (yap) (Entered: 05/24/2001)

May 17, 2001

May 17, 2001

89

EMERGENCY MOTION by defendant to compel the continued deposition of Franklin Thompson ; Notice (yap) (Entered: 05/24/2001)

May 18, 2001

May 18, 2001

84

RESPONSE by defendant to plaintiffs' renewed motion to compel discovery into financial matters. (tlm) (Entered: 05/22/2001)

May 21, 2001

May 21, 2001

93

MOTION by defendant to compel response to defendant's third set of interrogatories to plaintiffs and production of Norm Jones' statements (Attachments); Notice (yap) (Entered: 05/24/2001)

May 21, 2001

May 21, 2001

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: Jan. 11, 2000

Closing Date: 2002

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

Scientific Colors, Inc. (Rockdale, IL.), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1981

State law

Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e

State Anti-Discrimination Law

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Monetary Relief

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Any published opinion

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: 1825000

Order Duration: 2002 - 2005

Content of Injunction:

Retaliation Prohibition

Discrimination Prohibition

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Implement complaint/dispute resolution process

Recordkeeping

Monitoring

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Discipline

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

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

Pay / Benefits

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

Black

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit