Case: EEOC v. WEBSTER TEMPORARY SERVICES INC

1:05-cv-03655 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Filed Date: June 23, 2005

Closed Date: March 21, 2006

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Case Summary

In June 2005, the Chicago District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against temporary staffing service Webster Temporary Services, Inc. and Thomas Webster individually in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois alleging discrimination on the basis of disability in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant failed to hire a disabled person and asked questions regarding temporary worker's abilities in violation of the Act. Following some discovery, the parties settled the lawsuit through a settlement agreement in March 2006. The settlement agreement required the dissolved corporation and defendant to pay the complaining party $2,400 for emotional distress.

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David Friedman (4/23/2008)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:05-cv-03655

Docket (PACER)

EEOC v. Webster Temporary Services, Inc.

March 21, 2006

March 21, 2006

Docket
1

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Class Action Complaint

EEOC v. Webster Temporary Services, Inc.

June 23, 2005

June 23, 2005

Complaint
7

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First Amended Complaint

EEOC v. Webster Temporary Services, Inc.

Jan. 4, 2006

Jan. 4, 2006

Complaint
26

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Settlement Agreement

EEOC v. Webster Temporary Services, Inc.

March 16, 2006

March 16, 2006

Settlement Agreement
28

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Agreed Order of Dismissal

EEOC v. Webster Temporary Services, Inc.

March 21, 2006

March 21, 2006

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4251478/us-equal-employment-opportunity-commission-v-webster-temporary-services/

Last updated Sept. 4, 2022, 3:02 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

CLASS ACTION COMPLAINT filed by plaintiff U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; Jury Demand.(vmj, ) (Entered: 06/24/2005)

June 23, 2005

June 23, 2005

RECAP
2

CIVIL Cover Sheet (vmj, ) (Entered: 06/24/2005)

June 23, 2005

June 23, 2005

PACER
3

ATTORNEY Appearance for Plaintiff U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission by Ethan M.M. Cohen, Gregory M. Gochanour, John C. Hendrickson (vmj, ) (Entered: 06/24/2005)

June 23, 2005

June 23, 2005

PACER
5

MINUTE entry before Judge David H. Coar : Rule 16(b) Scheduling Conference set for 12/5/2005 at 09:00 AM. Report of Parties Planning Conference pursuant to Rule 26(f) and Proposed scheduling order pursuant to Rule 12(b) to be filed in chambers. (Forms of report of planning conference and proposed scheduling order are available on the Court's web page or in chambers). Mailed notice (rbf, ) (Entered: 11/07/2005)

Oct. 24, 2005

Oct. 24, 2005

PACER
6

MINUTE entry before Judge David H. Coar dated 12/5/05: Status hearing held on 12/5/2005 for Rule 16(b) scheduling conference. Plaintiff is given thirty days in which to file an amended complaint and effective service on defendant or the case will be dismissed for want of prosecution. Status hearing set for 1/11/2006 at 09:00 AM. Judicial staff mailed notice (gl, ) (Entered: 12/05/2005)

Dec. 5, 2005

Dec. 5, 2005

PACER
7

First AMENDED complaint by U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against all defendants (Cohen, Ethan) (Entered: 01/04/2006)

Jan. 4, 2006

Jan. 4, 2006

PACER
8

SUMMONS Issued as to Defendants Thomas Webster, Webster Temporary Services, Inc. (cdy, ) (Entered: 01/06/2006)

Jan. 4, 2006

Jan. 4, 2006

PACER
9

MINUTE entry before Judge David H. Coar : Status hearing held on 1/11/2006. Status hearing continued to 2/14/2006 at 09:00 AM. Mailed notice (pm, ) (Entered: 01/11/2006)

Jan. 11, 2006

Jan. 11, 2006

PACER
10

AFFIDAVIT of Service filed by Plaintiff U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission regarding Summons and First Amended Complaint served on Webster Temporary Services, Inc and Thomas Webster on January 10, 2006 (Cohen, Ethan) (Entered: 01/12/2006)

Jan. 12, 2006

Jan. 12, 2006

PACER
11

ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendant Webster Temporary Services, Inc. by Keith A. Vogt (Vogt, Keith) (Entered: 01/13/2006)

Jan. 13, 2006

Jan. 13, 2006

PACER
12

ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendant Thomas Webster by Keith A. Vogt (Vogt, Keith) (Entered: 01/13/2006)

Jan. 13, 2006

Jan. 13, 2006

PACER
13

MEMORANDUM by Defendant Thomas Webster in support of co-defendant Thomas Webster's motion to dismiss (Vogt, Keith) Modified on 1/18/2006 (air, ). (Entered: 01/17/2006)

Jan. 17, 2006

Jan. 17, 2006

PACER
14

MOTION by Defendant Thomas Webster to dismiss Co-Defendant Thomas Webster's Motion to Dismiss (Vogt, Keith) (Entered: 01/17/2006)

Jan. 17, 2006

Jan. 17, 2006

PACER
15

Notice of Motion NOTICE of Motion by Keith A. Vogt for presentment of motion to dismiss 14 before Honorable David H. Coar on 1/31/2006 at 09:00 AM. (Vogt, Keith) (Entered: 01/17/2006)

Jan. 17, 2006

Jan. 17, 2006

PACER
16

DUPLICATE filing of document number 13. (Entered: 01/17/2006)

Jan. 17, 2006

Jan. 17, 2006

PACER
17

NOTICE of Correction regarding memorandum in support of motion 16 . (air, ) (Entered: 01/18/2006)

Jan. 17, 2006

Jan. 17, 2006

PACER
18

RESPONSE by U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Opposition to MOTION by Defendant Thomas Webster to dismiss Co-Defendant Thomas Webster's Motion to Dismiss 14 (Cohen, Ethan) (Entered: 01/25/2006)

Jan. 25, 2006

Jan. 25, 2006

PACER
19

MOTION by Defendant Thomas Webster to amend/correct MOTION by Defendant Thomas Webster to dismiss Co-Defendant Thomas Webster's Motion to Dismiss 14, notice of correction 17, notice of motion 15 Amended Notice of Motion (Vogt, Keith) (Entered: 01/30/2006)

Jan. 30, 2006

Jan. 30, 2006

PACER
20

Amended NOTICE of Motion by Keith A. Vogt for presentment of motion to dismiss 14 before Honorable David H. Coar on 2/7/2006 at 09:00 AM. (Vogt, Keith) (Entered: 01/30/2006)

Jan. 30, 2006

Jan. 30, 2006

PACER
21

MINUTE entry before Judge David H. Coar :Pursuant to telephonic notice on 1/30/06 from Ethan Cohen for EEOC and Keith Vogt for the defendant parties are in settlement discussions, the Motion to dismiss 14 is withdrawn, Motion to amend/correct 19 is moot (no one should appear on the noticed motion date of 2/7/06). Status hearing set for 3/2/2006 at 09:00 AM. regarding settlement. (pm, ) (Entered: 01/31/2006)

Jan. 31, 2006

Jan. 31, 2006

PACER
22

MINUTE entry before Judge David H. Coar : Status hearing scheduled for 2/14/2006 is stricken and no one should appear on 2/14/2006. (pm, ) (Entered: 02/03/2006)

Feb. 3, 2006

Feb. 3, 2006

PACER
23

MINUTE entry before Judge David H. Coar : Status hearing held on 3/2/2006. Parties advised the Court that an agreement has been reached. Status hearing continued to 3/9/2006 at 09:00 AM. for submission of stipulation of dismissal. (pm, ) (Entered: 03/03/2006)

March 2, 2006

March 2, 2006

PACER
24

MINUTE entry before Judge David H. Coar : Status hearing held on 3/9/2006 and continued to 3/15/2006 at 9:00a.m. Mailed notice (slb, ) (Entered: 03/09/2006)

March 9, 2006

March 9, 2006

PACER
25

MINUTE entry before Judge David H. Coar :The case is settled and resolved. Signature order to follow. Status hearing scheduled for 3/15/2006 is adjourned sine die. (pm, ) (Entered: 03/17/2006)

March 15, 2006

March 15, 2006

PACER
26

SETTLEMENT Agreement by The Parties (Exhibits)(hp, ) (Entered: 03/30/2006)

March 16, 2006

March 16, 2006

PACER
27

MINUTE entry before Judge David H. Coar : This action is dismissed with prejudice pursuant to settlement agreement. The Court retains jurisdiction to enforce the terms of the settlement agreement. Enter Agreed Order of Dismissal. Any pending motions or status dates are moot and terminated. (For further detail see separate order.) Civil case terminated. Mailed notice (hp, ) (Entered: 03/30/2006)

March 21, 2006

March 21, 2006

PACER
28

AGREED ORDER of Dismissal Signed by Judge David H. Coar on 3/21/2006:Mailed notice(hp, ) (Entered: 03/30/2006)

March 21, 2006

March 21, 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: June 23, 2005

Closing Date: March 21, 2006

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

Thomas Webster (individual), Private Entity/Person

Webster Temporary Services, Inc., 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

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Voluntary Dismissal

Amount Defendant Pays: 2400

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Hiring

Discrimination-basis:

Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits