Case: EEOC v. CONSOLIDATED FREIGHTWAYS

1:03-cv-01714 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Filed Date: March 10, 2003

Closed Date: 2004

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Case Summary

The EEOC's Chicago office filed this suit on March 10, 2003 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against Consolidated Freightways Corporation of Delaware, Inc. The complaint alleged that the defendant violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act by subjecting black employees to a hostile work environment. Numerous status conferences were held prior to the court receiving notification of settlement from the parties on April 30, 2004. The settlement agreement explained that defendant had filed for bankruptcy. Each complainant was awarded a $77,500 "unsecured pre-petition" claim in the defendant's bankruptcy proceeding. There was no injunctive relief specified in the settlement agreement.

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Jason Chester (2/7/2008)

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Document

1:03-cv-01714

Docket (PACER)

EEOC v. Cons Freightways

Aug. 29, 2004

Aug. 29, 2004

Docket
1

1:03-cv-01714

Complaint

EEOC v. Cons Freightways

March 10, 2003

March 10, 2003

Complaint
10

1:03-cv-01714

Settlement Agreement

EEOC v. Cons Freightways

Aug. 26, 2004

Aug. 26, 2004

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/11805874/eeoc-v-cons-freightways/

Last updated Aug. 26, 2022, 3:15 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT; jury demand - Civil cover sheet - Appearance(s) of Lauren G. Dreilinger, Noelle Christine Brennan, John C. Hendrickson as attorney(s) for plaintiff (No summons(es) issued.) ( Documents: 1-1 through 1-3) (hp) (Entered: 03/11/2003)

March 10, 2003

March 10, 2003

PACER
2

REFERRAL ORDER: Case referred to Hon. Martin C. Ashman for discovery supervision, discovery motions Mailed notice. (tsa) (Entered: 05/22/2003)

May 22, 2003

May 22, 2003

PACER
3

WAIVER of service of summons as to defendant Cons Freightways sent on 5/6/03. (yp) (Entered: 05/23/2003)

May 22, 2003

May 22, 2003

PACER

SCHEDULE set on 6/6/03 by Hon. Martin C. Ashman : Status hearing set to 10:00 6/24/03 in courtroom 1386. Mailed notice (is)

June 6, 2003

June 6, 2003

PACER

SCHEDULE set on 6/24/03 by Hon. Martin C. Ashman : Status hearing held and continued to 10:00 8/26/03 . Mailed notice (is)

June 24, 2003

June 24, 2003

PACER
4

ANSWER by defendant and affirmative defenses to plaintiff's complaint [1-1] (lc) (Entered: 07/08/2003)

July 7, 2003

July 7, 2003

PACER
5

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant by Lisa Anne McGarrity, Michael A. Warner Jr., Jeffrey Scott Nowak (lc) (Entered: 07/08/2003)

July 7, 2003

July 7, 2003

PACER

SCHEDULE set on 8/26/03 by Hon. Martin C. Ashman : Status hearing held and continued to 10:00 11/14/03. Exchange of initial disclosures by 9/30/03. Mailed notice (is)

Aug. 26, 2003

Aug. 26, 2003

PACER

SCHEDULE set on 11/14/03 by Hon. Martin C. Ashman : Status hearing held and continued to 10:00 1/15/04 . Mailed notice (is)

Nov. 14, 2003

Nov. 14, 2003

PACER
6

WITHDRAWAL by plaintiff's counsel of appearance of Noelle C. Brennan; Notice. (lc) (Entered: 12/04/2003)

Dec. 3, 2003

Dec. 3, 2003

PACER
7

MINUTE ORDER of 12/12/03 by Hon. Wayne R. Andersen : Noelle C. Brennan is given leave to withdraw her appearance. Mailed notice (lc) (Entered: 12/15/2003)

Dec. 12, 2003

Dec. 12, 2003

PACER

SCHEDULE set on 1/13/04 by Hon. Martin C. Ashman : Status hearing reset to 10:00 1/29/04 . Mailed notice (is)

Jan. 13, 2004

Jan. 13, 2004

PACER

SCHEDULE set on 1/29/04 by Hon. Martin C. Ashman : Status hearing held and continued to 10:00 3/11/04 . Mailed notice (is)

Jan. 29, 2004

Jan. 29, 2004

PACER

SCHEDULE set on 3/11/04 by Hon. Martin C. Ashman : Status hearing reset to 10:00 3/19/04 . Mailed notice (is)

March 11, 2004

March 11, 2004

PACER

SCHEDULE set on 3/19/04 by Hon. Martin C. Ashman : Status hearing held and continued to 10:00 4/29/04 . Mailed notice (is)

March 19, 2004

March 19, 2004

PACER

SCHEDULE set on 4/12/04 by Hon. Martin C. Ashman : Settlement conference set for 2:00 5/7/04. Status hearing reset to 10:00 5/13/04. All clients and parties with full authority to settle are to be physically present. Failure to have parties with full authority to settle present may result in the imposition of severe sanctions. (For further details see attached standing order). Mailed notice (is)

April 12, 2004

April 12, 2004

PACER
8

MINUTE ORDER of 4/30/04 by Hon. Martin C. Ashman : The court having been notified that the case has settled, settlement conference of 05/07/04 and status hearing of 05/13/04 are stricken. All matters relating to the referral of this action having been resolved, the case is returned to the assigned judge. Stipulation to dismiss to be filed by the parties Terminating the case referral to Hon. Martin C. Ashman. Mailed notice (lc) (Entered: 05/03/2004)

April 30, 2004

April 30, 2004

PACER
9

AGREED MOTION by plaintiff for entry of order of dismissal and settlement agreement ; Notice. (lc) (Entered: 08/30/2004)

Aug. 26, 2004

Aug. 26, 2004

PACER
10

SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT by parties. (lc) (Entered: 08/30/2004)

Aug. 26, 2004

Aug. 26, 2004

PACER
11

MINUTE ORDER of 8/29/04 by Hon. Wayne R. Andersen : Agreed motion for entry of order of dismissal and settlement agreement is granted [9-1]. The parties agreed that this Court shall retain continuing jurisdiction to enforce the terms of the Settlement Agreement. Parties need nto appear on 09/02/04, which is when this motion was set to be heard terminating case. (Entered Agreed Order of Dismissal.) Mailed notice (lc) (Entered: 08/30/2004)

Aug. 29, 2004

Aug. 29, 2004

PACER

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 10, 2003

Closing Date: 2004

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

Consolidated Freightways Corporation of Delaware, Inc. (Chicago), 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

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Amount Defendant Pays: 1317500

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Pattern or Practice

Discrimination-area:

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

Black

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits