Case: EEOC v. ADMIRAL MAINTENANCE SERVICE, L.P.

1:97-cv-02034 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Filed Date: March 25, 1997

Closed Date: April 9, 1998

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Case Summary

In March 1997, the Chicago office of the EEOC brought this suit against Admiral Maintenance Service, L.P. et al., in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. After the court denied the defendant's motion to dismiss and in the alternative for summary judgment and granted in part and denied in part the plaintiff's cross motion for partial summary judgment, the case settled by entry of a consent decree in April 1998. While we do not have the complaint, it seems from the cons…

In March 1997, the Chicago office of the EEOC brought this suit against Admiral Maintenance Service, L.P. et al., in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. After the court denied the defendant's motion to dismiss and in the alternative for summary judgment and granted in part and denied in part the plaintiff's cross motion for partial summary judgment, the case settled by entry of a consent decree in April 1998.

While we do not have the complaint, it seems from the consent decree that the allegations were made under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The specific allegations seems to be that Admiral engaged in a pattern and practice of unlawful employment discrimination on the basis of race by refusing to hire African Americans.

The consent decree requires Admiral to pay $90,000 in equal shares to the 163 class members, offer them employment if no good cause exists not to, provide training for all managers, supervisors and hiring personnel, keep detailed records of the applications they receive as well as the name and race of people receiving assignments from Admiral, post a non-discrimination notice, and issue regular reports to the EEOC showing compliance with the consent decree.

Summary Authors

Jennifer Solomon (6/13/2007)

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1:97-cv-02034

Docket

EEOC v. Admiral Maintenance Service

April 9, 1998

April 9, 1998

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1:97-cv-02034

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Admiral Maintenance Service, L.P.

April 9, 1998

April 9, 1998

Settlement Agreement

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Docket

Last updated Aug. 4, 2022, 3:18 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT; jury demand - Civil cover sheet -Appearance of Jose' J. Behar, Jean P. Kamp, John C. Hendrickson and Jeanne Szromba as attorney(s) for plaintiff EEOC ( no summons(es) issued.) ( Documents: 1-1 through 1-3) (fce) (Entered: 03/27/1997)

March 25, 1997

March 25, 1997

2

WAIVER of service of summons as to Admiral Maintenance Svc. L.P., et al, sent on 3/25/97 (ar) (Entered: 04/24/1997)

April 23, 1997

April 23, 1997

3

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for Admiral Maintenance Service, et al., by Michael Adam Paull, S. Richard Pincus and Tamra Sue Domeyer (hp) (Entered: 06/02/1997)

May 28, 1997

May 28, 1997

4

MOTION by defendants to dismiss or in the alternative, for summary judgment . (Temporarily unavailable for docketing.) (hp) (Entered: 06/12/1997)

May 28, 1997

May 28, 1997

5

STATEMENT of undisputed facts by defendants (Exhibits). (Temporarily unavailable for docketing.) (hp) Modified on 06/12/1997 (Entered: 06/12/1997)

May 28, 1997

May 28, 1997

6

MEMORANDUM by defendants in support of defendants' motion to dismiss, [4-1] or in the alternative, for summary judgment [4-2]; Notice of motion. (Temporarily unavailable for docketing.) (hp) (Entered: 06/12/1997)

May 28, 1997

May 28, 1997

7

MINUTE ORDER of 6/10/97 by Hon. James H. Alesia : Answer brief to defendants' motion to dismiss [4-1] or alternatively for summary judgment [4-2] due 06/24/97. Reply to answer brief due 07/01/97. Discovery cut-off date is 10/06/97. Final pretrial order is to be submitted in open court on 11/07/97 at 9:30 a.m. Mailed notice (hp) (Entered: 06/12/1997)

June 10, 1997

June 10, 1997

8

MOTION by plaintiff for extension of time to file response brief ; Notice of motion (hp) (Entered: 06/24/1997)

June 16, 1997

June 16, 1997

9

MINUTE ORDER of 6/19/97 by Hon. James H. Alesia : Status hearing set for 06/26/97 at 9:30 a.m. Plaintiff's motion for an extension of time to 07/11/97 to file response brief to the motion to dismiss, or in the alternative, for summary judgment is granted; [8-1] reply is extend to 08/04/97. [4-1] [4-2] No notice (hp) (Entered: 06/24/1997)

June 19, 1997

June 19, 1997

SCHEDULE set on 6/26/97 by Hon. James H. Alesia : Status hearing held. No notice (clw) (Entered: 06/26/1997)

June 26, 1997

June 26, 1997

10

MOTION by EEOC to strike certain portions of defendants' statement of undisputed facts and exhibits ; Notice of motion (hp) (Entered: 07/10/1997)

June 30, 1997

June 30, 1997

11

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff in support of EEOC's motion to strike [10-1] (hp) (Entered: 07/10/1997)

June 30, 1997

June 30, 1997

12

RESPONSE by defendants in opposition to the EEOC's motion to strike [10-1] (Attachment) (hp) (Entered: 07/10/1997)

July 8, 1997

July 8, 1997

13

MINUTE ORDER of 7/9/97 by Hon. James H. Alesia : Reply to answer brief to plaintiff EEOC's motion to strike due 07/16/97. Briefing schedule on defendants' motion to dismiss [4-1], or in the alternative for summary judgment (4-2) is modified as follows: plaintiff's answer is due ten days after this court rules on plaintiff's motion to stike; defendans' reply is due ten days thereafter. Mailed notice (hp) (Entered: 07/10/1997)

July 9, 1997

July 9, 1997

14

REPLY by plaintiff in support of the EEOC's motion to strike [10-1] (hp) (Entered: 07/17/1997)

July 16, 1997

July 16, 1997

15

MEMORANDUM, OPINION AND ORDER (hp) (Entered: 08/14/1997)

Aug. 13, 1997

Aug. 13, 1997

16

MINUTE ORDER of 8/13/97 by Hon. James H. Alesia : Enter memorandum opinion and order. The court grants in part and denies in part plaintiff's motion to strike [10-1] as follows: The court grants the motion to strike paragraphs 27, 42 and 79 of the Rogus affidavit; strikes paragraphs 27, 42 and 79 of the Rogus affidavit; and strikes paragraphs 25, 41 and 84 of defendants statement of undisputed facts and any references to those paragraphs in defendants' motion for summary judgment. The court denies the motion to strike in all other respects. Mailed notice (hp) (Entered: 08/14/1997)

Aug. 13, 1997

Aug. 13, 1997

17

CROSS-MOTION by EEOC for partial summary judgment ; Notice of motion (hp) (Entered: 08/28/1997)

Aug. 22, 1997

Aug. 22, 1997

18

MEMORANDUM by EEOC in support of their cross-motion for partial summary judgment [17-1] with opposition (hp) (Entered: 08/28/1997)

Aug. 22, 1997

Aug. 22, 1997

18

MEMORANDUM by EEOC in opposition to defendants' motion to dismiss [4-1] with memorandum in support (hp) (Entered: 08/28/1997)

Aug. 22, 1997

Aug. 22, 1997

20

RESPONSE by EEOC to defendants' statement of undisputed facts (hp) (Entered: 08/28/1997)

Aug. 22, 1997

Aug. 22, 1997

21

MINUTE ORDER of 8/27/97 by Hon. James H. Alesia : Answer brief to plaintiff EEOC's cross-motion for partial summary judgment due 09/11/97. [17-1] Reply to answer brief due 09/18/97. Mailed notice (hp) (Entered: 08/28/1997)

Aug. 27, 1997

Aug. 27, 1997

22

REPLY BRIEF by defendants Admiral Maintenance Service in support of its motion, to dismiss [4-1] or in the alternative, for summary judgment [4-2] (hp) (Entered: 09/10/1997)

Sept. 8, 1997

Sept. 8, 1997

23

RESPONSE by defendants Admiral Maintenance Service to plaintiff's Rule 12(N) (3)(b) statement (Exhibits) (hp) (Entered: 09/10/1997)

Sept. 8, 1997

Sept. 8, 1997

24

RESPONSE by defendants to plaintiff's statement of additional facts (hp) (Entered: 09/12/1997)

Sept. 11, 1997

Sept. 11, 1997

25

MEMORANDUM of law by defendants in opposition to plaintiff's cross-motion for partial summary judgment [17-1] (hp) (Entered: 09/12/1997)

Sept. 11, 1997

Sept. 11, 1997

26

STATEMENT by defendants of additional facts by defendants (Exhibits) (hp) (Entered: 09/12/1997)

Sept. 11, 1997

Sept. 11, 1997

27

REPLY MEMORANDUM by EEOC in support of its cross-motion for partial summary judgment [17-1] (hp) (Entered: 09/23/1997)

Sept. 18, 1997

Sept. 18, 1997

28

RESPONSE by EEOC to defendants' statement of additional facts (Exhibit) (hp) (Entered: 09/23/1997)

Sept. 18, 1997

Sept. 18, 1997

29

JOINT MOTION by parties to continue dates for discovery cutoff and filing the pretrial order ; Notice of motion (hp) (Entered: 10/02/1997)

Sept. 25, 1997

Sept. 25, 1997

30

MINUTE ORDER of 9/30/97 by Hon. James H. Alesia : Joint motion to continue dates for discovery cut-off [29-1] and filing the pretrial order is granted in part and denied in part. [29-2] Discovery is extended to 01/12/98 and date for submission of the final pretrial order in open court is reset to 02/27/98 at 9:30 a.m. These are final dates. Mailed notice (hp) (Entered: 10/02/1997)

Sept. 30, 1997

Sept. 30, 1997

32

UNOPPOSED MOTION by defendants for an extension of time for discovery cutoff and filing the pretrial order (Exhibit); Notice of motion (hp) (Entered: 12/04/1997)

Nov. 24, 1997

Nov. 24, 1997

33

AGREED MOTION by defendants to file a substituted appearance for Michael A. Paull, Joshua D. Holleb and Allen W. Dub for defendants' counsel ; Notice of motion (hp) (Entered: 12/04/1997)

Nov. 24, 1997

Nov. 24, 1997

31

RESPONSE by EEOC to defendants' unopposed motion for extension of time for discovery cutoff and filing pretrial order (hp) Modified on 12/01/1997 (Entered: 12/01/1997)

Nov. 25, 1997

Nov. 25, 1997

34

MINUTE ORDER of 11/26/97 by Hon. James H. Alesia : Defendants unopposed motion for an extension of time for discovery cut-off and filing the pretrial order for an order preventing plaintiff from seeking damages or class membership it fails to identify at least thirty days prior to the discovery cutoff (03/13/97) is granted. [32-2] Plaintiff's motion, contained in its response to defendants' said motion, to strike certain paragraphs of defendants' said motion is denied. Discovery cut-off date is extended to 03/13/98 which includes expert witnesses, if any, and date for submission of the final pretrial order in open court is reset to 04/27/98 at 9:30 a.m. These dates are final. Mailed notice (hp) (Entered: 12/04/1997)

Nov. 26, 1997

Nov. 26, 1997

35

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendants Admiral Maintenance Service, et al., by Michael A. Paull, Joshua David Holleb and Allen William Dub (hp) (Entered: 12/04/1997)

Nov. 26, 1997

Nov. 26, 1997

36

MINUTE ORDER of 11/26/97 by Hon. James H. Alesia : Agreed motion to file a substituted appearance for defendants' counsel is granted. [33-1] S. Richard Pincus and Tamra Sue Domeyer of Fox and Grove, Chatered are withdrawn as counsel for defendants. Micheal Adam Paull who is now with the law firm of Klein, Dub & Holleb, Ltd. will continue to represent defendants. Accordingly, Michael A. Paull, Joshue D. Holleb and Allen W. Dub of the law firm of Klein, Dub & Holleb, Ltd. are given to file their appearance instanter on behalf of defendants. Mailed notice (hp) (Entered: 12/04/1997)

Nov. 26, 1997

Nov. 26, 1997

37

JOINT MOTION by the parties for entry of agreed protective order ; Notice of motion. (Temporarily unavailable for docketing.) (hp) (Entered: 01/07/1998)

Dec. 23, 1997

Dec. 23, 1997

38

UNOPPOSED MOTION by plaintiff for leave to amend complaint (Exhibit); Notice of motion. (Temporarily unavailable for docketing.) (hp) (Entered: 01/07/1998)

Dec. 23, 1997

Dec. 23, 1997

39

AMENDED COMPLAINT [1-1] by plaintiff EEOC; jury demand terminatings defendant Admiral HS Inc, Admiral Hosp Svc Inc, Admiral SS Inc, Admiral Sch Svc Inc, Chgo Window Cleaning, Simplex Window, Ofc Cleaning Svc Inc, Admiral MS Inc, Admiral Maintenance, Admiral Maintenance, Chgo Window Cleaning and Admiral Temp Svc Inc (hp) (Entered: 01/07/1998)

Jan. 6, 1998

Jan. 6, 1998

40

MINUTE ORDER of 1/6/98 by Hon. James H. Alesia : Plaintiff's unopposed motion for leave to amend complaint is granted. [38-1] Mailed notice (hp) (Entered: 01/07/1998)

Jan. 6, 1998

Jan. 6, 1998

41

STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER (Attachment) (hp) (Entered: 01/07/1998)

Jan. 6, 1998

Jan. 6, 1998

42

MINUTE ORDER of 1/6/98 by Hon. James H. Alesia : The parties joint motion for entry of agreed protective order is granted. [37-1] Enter stipulated protective order. Mailed notice (hp) (Entered: 01/07/1998)

Jan. 6, 1998

Jan. 6, 1998

43

MINUTE ORDER of 1/21/98 by Hon. Suzanne B. Conlon : The court adopts the 03/13/98 discovery cut-off date. Joint pretrial order and agreed jury instructions submission reset to 04/28/98 at 9:00 a.m. in courtroom 2325. Case is placed on the May trial calendar. Firm dates. Mailed notice (hp) (Entered: 01/23/1998)

Jan. 21, 1998

Jan. 21, 1998

EXECUTIVE committee order of 1/15/98 Case reassigned to Hon. Suzanne B. Conlon Mailed notice (fce) (Entered: 01/22/1998)

Jan. 22, 1998

Jan. 22, 1998

44

MINUTE ORDER of 2/24/98 by Hon. Suzanne B. Conlon : The court amends the 01/21/98 minute order adopting all previously scheduled dates. The scheduling order is supplemented as follows: "Plaintiff's draft to be submitted to defendants by 04/21/98." Mailed notice (hp) (Entered: 02/26/1998)

Feb. 24, 1998

Feb. 24, 1998

45

MEMORANDUM, OPINION AND ORDER (hp) (Entered: 02/26/1998)

Feb. 24, 1998

Feb. 24, 1998

46

MINUTE ORDER of 2/24/98 by Hon. Suzanne B. Conlon : Admiral's motion to dismiss [4-1] or, in the alternative, for summary judgment [4-2] is denied. The EEOC's cross-motion for partial summary judgment [17-1] is granted in part and denied in part. Judgment is entered for plaintiff EEOC and against defendant Admiral on the failure to conciliate defense. The cross-motion is denied as to the laches defense. Enter memorandum opinion and order. Mailed notice (hp) (Entered: 02/26/1998)

Feb. 24, 1998

Feb. 24, 1998

47

AGREED MOTION by defendants to suspend the deadlines for discovery cutoff and filing the pretrail order pending the parties motion for entry of a consent decree ; Notice of motion (hp) (Entered: 03/12/1998)

March 5, 1998

March 5, 1998

48

MINUTE ORDER of 3/10/98 by Hon. Suzanne B. Conlon : Counsel report case has settled. This cause is dismissed with leave to reinstate by 04/10/98 if the consent decree is not executed. Counsel are advised that if the case is reinstated, discovery will not be extended but counsel will be given three weeks to prepare the joint final pretrial order. The motion to suspend deadlines is moot. [47-1] terminating case Mailed notice (hp) (Entered: 03/12/1998)

March 10, 1998

March 10, 1998

49

JOINT MOTION by parties for entry of consent decree ; Notice of motion (hp) (Entered: 04/09/1998)

April 8, 1998

April 8, 1998

50

CONSENT DECREE regarding motion for entry of consent decree [49-1] (Exhibits) (hp) (Entered: 04/09/1998)

April 9, 1998

April 9, 1998

51

MINUTE ORDER of 4/9/98 by Hon. Suzanne B. Conlon : Joint motion for entry of consent decree is granted. [49-1] Enter consent decree. Mailed notice (hp) (Entered: 04/09/1998)

April 9, 1998

April 9, 1998

Case Details

State / Territory: Illinois

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: March 25, 1997

Closing Date: April 9, 1998

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

Admiral Maintenance & Chemical Company Supply, Private Entity/Person

Admiral Maintenance Service Co., Private Entity/Person

Chicago Cleaning Window, L.P., Private Entity/Person

Admiral Hospital Services, Inc., Private Entity/Person

OCS Management, Inc., Private Entity/Person

Admiral School Services, Inc., Private Entity/Person

Admiral Temporary Serivces, Inc, Private Entity/Person

Simplex Window Cleaing Co., Inc. , Private Entity/Person

Admiral Maintenance Service, L.P., Private Entity/Person

Office Cleaning Services, Inc., Private Entity/Person

Admiral MS, Inc., Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

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: 90000

Order Duration: 1998 - 1998

Content of Injunction:

Hire

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Reporting

Recordkeeping

Discrimination Prohibition

Retaliation Prohibition

Provide antidiscrimination training

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Pattern or Practice

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

Black

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits