Case: EEOC v. REGIS CORPORATION

1:99-cv-08270 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Filed Date: Dec. 20, 1999

Closed Date: July 29, 2002

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Case Summary

The Chicago District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Regis Corporation, an operator of hair salons, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in December 1999. According to the Notice required by the consent decree, "the EEOC alleged that Regis fostered or tolerated a working environment that was hostile to Hispanic employees and otherwise discriminated against Hispanic employees by enforcing an English-only policy along with other discriminatory actions, in …

The Chicago District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Regis Corporation, an operator of hair salons, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in December 1999. According to the Notice required by the consent decree, "the EEOC alleged that Regis fostered or tolerated a working environment that was hostile to Hispanic employees and otherwise discriminated against Hispanic employees by enforcing an English-only policy along with other discriminatory actions, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964." Two complainants intervened in the EEOC's suit. The parties engaged in an unsuccessful settlement conference. The defendant moved for partial summary judgment twice; the first motion was granted in part and denied in part, and the second motion was denied as moot. The parties entered into a consent decree in July 2002. The two-year consent decree required the defendant to pay six complainants a total of $240,000; train its supervisors on national origin discrimination (including English-only policies); post a notice of the consent decree; and submit reports about discrimination complaints to the EEOC.

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1:99-cv-08270

Docket (PACER)

EEOC v. Regis Corporation

July 29, 2002

July 29, 2002

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Order [Regarding Plaintiff's Motion for Reconsideration]

EEOC v. Regis Corporation

2001 WL 1568881

Nov. 30, 2001

Nov. 30, 2001

Order/Opinion
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Consent Decree

EEOC v. Regis Corporation

July 29, 2002

July 29, 2002

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Docket

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1

COMPLAINT; jury demand - Civil cover sheet - Appearance(s) of John C. Hendrickson, Jose Jorge Behar, Tana Lin as attorney(s) for plaintiff ( no summons(es) issued.) ( Documents: 1-1 through 1-3) (yap) (Entered: 12/22/1999)

Dec. 20, 1999

Dec. 20, 1999

SCHEDULE set on 12/28/99 by Hon. Joan B. Gottschall : Status hearing set to 9:30 2/22/00 . Plaintiff is directed to advise the defendant(s) of the status hearing forthwith. Parties are directed to discuss settlement of case, consent to proceed before the Magistrate Judge and a proposed discovery plan. See Judge Gottschall's case management for important information about pretrial procedures. Mailed notice (rj) (Entered: 12/28/1999)

Dec. 28, 1999

Dec. 28, 1999

2

WAIVER of service of summons as to defendant sent on 12/21/99 (dj) (Entered: 01/07/2000)

Jan. 6, 2000

Jan. 6, 2000

4

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant by Noah A. Finkel and Ellen E. McLaughlin (dj) (Entered: 02/22/2000)

Feb. 17, 2000

Feb. 17, 2000

SCHEDULE set on 2/22/00 by Hon. Joan B. Gottschall : Status hearing held and continued to 9:30 8/1/00 . Discovery is ordered closed on 7/31/00. Mailed notice (rj) (Entered: 02/22/2000)

Feb. 22, 2000

Feb. 22, 2000

SCHEDULE set on 2/24/00 by Hon. Joan B. Gottschall : Status hearing reset to 9:30 8/8/00 . Pursuant to scheduling conflict of the Court. Mailed notice (rj) (Entered: 02/24/2000)

Feb. 24, 2000

Feb. 24, 2000

5

MOTION by Silvia Picazo, Rosa Gomez to intervene as plaintiffs pursuant to FRCP 24. (Attachments); Notice (dj) (Entered: 03/16/2000)

March 10, 2000

March 10, 2000

6

MINUTE ORDER of 3/15/00 by Hon. Joan B. Gottschall: Brief in support of motion to intervene as plaintiffs pursuant to FRCP 24 due 4/5/00. Answer brief to motion due 4/18/00. Reply to answer brief due 4/26/00. Ruling on motion to intervene as plaintiffs pursuant to FRCP 24 will be by mail. [5-1] No notice (dj) (Entered: 03/16/2000)

March 15, 2000

March 15, 2000

7

MEMORANDUM of law by Silva Picazo and Rosa Gomez in support of motion to intervene as plaintiffs pursuant to FRCP 24, and jury demand [5-1]; (Attachments) (dj) (Entered: 04/06/2000)

April 5, 2000

April 5, 2000

9

AGREED MOTION by parties for entry of protective order ; Notice (dj) (Entered: 04/17/2000)

April 10, 2000

April 10, 2000

10

UNOPPOSED MOTION by defendant for leave to add Katherine M. Merrill as an addition of counsel ; Notice (dj) (Entered: 04/17/2000)

April 10, 2000

April 10, 2000

8

APPLICATION for leave to appear pro hac vice by Katherine M. Merrill for defendant ; Order entered leave by Hon. Joan B. Gottschall (dj) (Entered: 04/14/2000)

April 12, 2000

April 12, 2000

11

MINUTE ORDER of 4/14/00 by Hon. Joan B. Gottschall: Agreed motion for entry of protective order. Defendant's motion for leave to file appearance of Katherine M. Merrill as an addition of counsel for defendant is granted. [10-1] [9-1] (Entered Stipulated Protective Order) Telephoned notice (dj) (Entered: 04/17/2000)

April 14, 2000

April 14, 2000

13

MOTION by plaintiff to compel production of documents by third party pursuant to subpoena duces tecum ; Memorandum in support; (Attachments); Amended Notice (dj) Modified on 04/25/2000 (Entered: 04/25/2000)

April 18, 2000

April 18, 2000

12

RESPONSE by defendant to Silvia Picazo and Rosa Gomez's motion to intervene as plaintiffs [5-1];(Attachments) (dj) (Entered: 04/20/2000)

April 19, 2000

April 19, 2000

14

MINUTE ORDER of 4/21/00 by Hon. Joan B. Gottschall: Plaintiff's motion to compel production of documents by third party pursuant to subpoena duces tecum is granted. [13-1] Mailed notice (dj) (Entered: 04/25/2000)

April 21, 2000

April 21, 2000

15

REPLY brief by Rosa Gomez, Silvia Picazo in support of their motion to intervene as plaintiffs [5-1]; (Attachments) (dj) (Entered: 04/27/2000)

April 26, 2000

April 26, 2000

16

AGREED MOTION by parties to extend discovery ; Notice (dj) (Entered: 06/20/2000)

June 15, 2000

June 15, 2000

17

MINUTE ORDER of 6/19/00 by Hon. Joan B. Gottschall: Agreed motion to extend discovery deadline to 10/16/00 is granted. [16-1] Status hearing set for 8/10/00 at 9:30am is stricken and reset to 9:30am on 10/26/00. Mailed notice (dj) (Entered: 06/20/2000)

June 19, 2000

June 19, 2000

18

REFERRAL ORDER of 7/6/00 The case is referred to the Honorable W. Thomas Rosemond Jr. from Honorable Joan B. Gotschall pursuant to Local Rule 72.1 to conduct hearings and enter appropriate orders on the following pretrial motion/matter: discovery supervision: Discovery dispute regarding depositions . (For further detail see order.) Mailed notice (maf) (Entered: 07/10/2000)

July 6, 2000

July 6, 2000

19

MOTION by defendant to compel discovery responses (Attachments); Notice. (tlm) (Entered: 07/31/2000)

July 21, 2000

July 21, 2000

20

MOTION by plaintiff EEOC to compel production of discovery ; Memorandum in suppport (Attachments); Notice. (tlm) (Entered: 07/31/2000)

July 21, 2000

July 21, 2000

21

MINUTE ORDER of 7/26/00 by Hon. Joan B. Gottschall : Plaintiff's motion to compel production of discovery is granted [20-1] in part and denied in part. Motion by defendant to compel discovery responses [19-1] is continued for 10:00 8/18/00 for hearing. Plaintiff to respond to Paragraphs 12 through 19 of Defendant's motion to compel by 08/09/00. [19-1] Reply by defendant if desired, is due by 8/16/00. Mailed notice (tlm) (Entered: 07/31/2000)

July 26, 2000

July 26, 2000

22

RESPONSE by plaintiff EEOC to defendant's motion to compel discovery responses [19-1] (Attachments). (maf) (Entered: 08/10/2000)

Aug. 9, 2000

Aug. 9, 2000

23

DECLARATION of Ida L. Castro (Attachment). (maf) (Entered: 08/15/2000)

Aug. 14, 2000

Aug. 14, 2000

24

MINUTE ORDER of 8/18/00 by Hon. Joan B. Gottschall : Motion by defendant to compel [19-1] is denied in part and granted in part. No notice (maf) (Entered: 08/24/2000)

Aug. 18, 2000

Aug. 18, 2000

SCHEDULE set on 10/26/00 by Hon. Joan B. Gottschall : Status hearing held and continued to 9:30 2/8/01. Dispositive motions are due by 2/2/01 and are required to be noticed up for a date certain (Wed or Fri at 9:30am.). In court notice (rj) (Entered: 10/26/2000)

Oct. 26, 2000

Oct. 26, 2000

25

MINUTE ORDER of 1/17/01 by Hon. Joan B. Gottschall : Status hearing set 2/8/01 at 9:30 a.m. (Entered Order). Motion by Silvia Picazo and Rosa Gomez to intervene is granted [5-1]. A status hearing is ordered for Thursday, 2/8/01, at 9:30 a.m. Mailed notice (maf) (Entered: 01/18/2001)

Jan. 17, 2001

Jan. 17, 2001

26

UNOPPOSED MOTION by defendant to extend dispositive motion cutoff date ; Notice. (maf) (Entered: 01/31/2001)

Jan. 23, 2001

Jan. 23, 2001

27

MINUTE ORDER of 1/31/01 by Hon. Joan B. Gottschall : Motion (unopposed) by defendant to extend dispositive motion cutoff date is granted [26-1]. Dispositive motions are due by 2/16/01 and required to be noticed up for a date certain (Wed or Fri. at 9:30 a.m.) three business days notice. Status hearing is reset to 2/22/01 at 9:30 a.m. Mailed notice (maf) (Entered: 01/31/2001)

Jan. 31, 2001

Jan. 31, 2001

28

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for plaintiffs Sylvia Picazo, Rosa Gomez by Heather Elaine Ross, Timothy Huizenga. (maf) (Entered: 02/13/2001)

Feb. 8, 2001

Feb. 8, 2001

29

MOTION by defendant Regis Corp for partial summary judgment ; Memorandum of law in support; Notice. (maf) (Entered: 02/23/2001)

Feb. 16, 2001

Feb. 16, 2001

30

LR RULE 56.1 statement by defendant Regis Corp of undisputed material facts in support of its motion for partial summary judgment (Attachments). (maf) (Entered: 02/23/2001)

Feb. 16, 2001

Feb. 16, 2001

31

MINUTE ORDER of 2/22/01 by Hon. Joan B. Gottschall : Filed defendant's motion for partial summary judgment [29-1]. Answer brief to motion due 4/16/01. Reply to answer brief due 5/16/01. Ruling on motion by defendant for partial summary judgment will be by mail. Status hearing held and continued to 4/5/01 at 9:30 a.m. Settlement negotiations are pending. Briefing schedule set as to motion for partial summary judgment will not be extended. Final. Mailed notice (maf) (Entered: 02/23/2001)

Feb. 22, 2001

Feb. 22, 2001

SCHEDULE set on 4/5/01 by Hon. Joan B. Gottschall : Status hearing held. Parties have not reached settlement. Status hearing will be set with ruling on pending motion by Defendant for partial summary judgment by mail. In court notice (rj) (Entered: 04/05/2001)

April 5, 2001

April 5, 2001

32

JOINT MOTION by plaintiff EEOC, plaintiff-intervenors for leave to file response to brief in excess of fifteen pages instanter ; Notice. (maf) (Entered: 04/23/2001)

April 16, 2001

April 16, 2001

33

JOINT RESPONSE by plaintiff EEOC and plaintiff-intervenors' to defendant's motion for partial summary judgment [29-1]; Notice. (maf) (Entered: 04/23/2001)

April 16, 2001

April 16, 2001

34

JOINT L.R. 56.1(b)(3)(B) statement by plaintiff EEOC and plaintiff-intervenors of additional facts (Attachments). (maf) (Entered: 04/23/2001)

April 16, 2001

April 16, 2001

35

JOINT RESPONSE by plaintiff EEOC and plaintiff-intervenors to defendant's LR 56.1 statement of undisputed material facts [34-1] (Attachments). (maf) (Entered: 04/23/2001)

April 16, 2001

April 16, 2001

36

DOCUMENT 3 to the joint response by plaintiff EEOC and plaintiff-intervenors to defendant's LR 56.1 statement of undisputed material facts with documents A, C, F, L, N, T, and Y (RESTRICTED). (maf) Modified on 04/23/2001 (Entered: 04/23/2001)

April 16, 2001

April 16, 2001

36

DOCUMENTS A, C, F, L, N, T, V and Y by plaintiff EEOC and plaintiff-intervenors joint statement of additional undisputed facts with document 3 (RESTRICTED). (maf) (Entered: 04/23/2001)

April 16, 2001

April 16, 2001

37

MINUTE ORDER of 4/20/01 by Hon. Joan B. Gottschall : Joint motion by plaintiff EEOC and plaintiff intervenors Silvia Picazo and Rosa Gomez for leave to file response to defendant's motion for partial summary judgment in excess of fifteen pages instanter is granted [32-1]. Mailed notice (maf) (Entered: 04/23/2001)

April 20, 2001

April 20, 2001

39

MINUTE ORDER of 4/27/01 by Hon. Joan B. Gottschall : Unopposed motion be defendant to extend time to file reply on its motion for partial summary judgment is granted [38-1]. Reply brief is due by 5/30/01. Mailed notice (maf) (Entered: 04/30/2001)

April 27, 2001

April 27, 2001

40

MOTION by defendant for leave to file oversize reply brief in support of its motion for partial summary judgment ; Notice. (maf) (Entered: 06/07/2001)

May 30, 2001

May 30, 2001

41

MEMORANDUM of law by defendant in support of motion for partial summary judgment [29-1]. (maf) (Entered: 06/07/2001)

May 30, 2001

May 30, 2001

42

REPLY by defendant to plaintiff's response to defendant's LR 56.1 statement of material facts and response to plaintiff's statement of additional facts [34-1] (Attachments). (maf) (Entered: 06/07/2001)

May 30, 2001

May 30, 2001

43

MINUTE ORDER of 6/6/01 by Hon. Joan B. Gottschall : Motion by defendant for leave to file oversize reply brief of nineteen pages in support of its motion for partial summary judgment is granted [40-1]. Mailed notice (maf) (Entered: 06/07/2001)

June 6, 2001

June 6, 2001

44

NOTICE of supplemental authority by defendant. (maf) (Entered: 06/11/2001)

June 8, 2001

June 8, 2001

45

MINUTE ORDER of 8/3/01 by Hon. Joan B. Gottschall : Status hearing set for 9/6/01 at 9:30 a.m. (Entered Order). Defendant's motion for partial summary judgment is granted in part and denied in part [29-1]. A status hearing is ordered for 9/6/01 at 9:30 a.m. Mailed notice (maf) (Entered: 08/03/2001)

Aug. 3, 2001

Aug. 3, 2001

46

Fed.R.Civ.P. 59(e) REQUEST by plaintiff EEOC for reconsideration of this Court's 8/3/01 order and motion to supplement the record (Attachments); Notice. (maf) (Entered: 08/22/2001)

Aug. 16, 2001

Aug. 16, 2001

47

MOTION by plaintiffs-intervenors Sylvia Picazo, Rosa Gomez to join the EEOC's Fed.R.Civ.P. 59(e) request for reconsideration of this Court's 8/3/01 order and motion to supplement the record ; Notice. (maf) (Entered: 08/22/2001)

Aug. 17, 2001

Aug. 17, 2001

48

MINUTE ORDER of 8/22/01 by Hon. Joan B. Gottschall : Fed.R.Civ.P. 59 (e) request by plaintiff EEOC for reconsideration of this Court's 8/3/01 order [46-1] and motion to supplement the record [46-2] and motion by plaintiff-intervenor to join the EEOC's Fed.R.Civ.P. 59(e) request for reconsideration of this Court's 8/3/01 order and motion to supplement the record [47-1] are taken under advisement. Any responses shall be filed no later than 9/6/01. Final. Mailed notice (maf) (Entered: 08/22/2001)

Aug. 22, 2001

Aug. 22, 2001

SCHEDULE set on 9/6/01 by Hon. Joan B. Gottschall : Status hearing reset to 9:30 10/4/01. (By request of Plaintiff's counsel). Telephone & Mailed notice (rj) (Entered: 09/06/2001)

Sept. 6, 2001

Sept. 6, 2001

49

RESPONSE by defendant to plaintiff EEOC's request for reconsideration of this Court's 8/3/01 order [46-1] (Attachment). (maf) (Entered: 09/07/2001)

Sept. 6, 2001

Sept. 6, 2001

EXECUTIVE committee of order of 10/01/01: Terminating the case referral to the Hon. W. Thomas Rosemond Jr. The case is referred to the Honorable Michael T. Mason. Mailed notice. (nlf) (Entered: 10/03/2001)

Oct. 1, 2001

Oct. 1, 2001

SCHEDULE set on 10/4/01 by Hon. Joan B. Gottschall : Status hearing held. Pretrial order to be submitted on 1/25/02 . Pretrial conference set to 10:30 2/22/02. Jury trial set to 9:00 4/29/02. Motions in limine, proposed jury instructions, proposed voir dire, brief agreed statement of the case, list of attorneys, witnesses and other persons involved in the case are required to be included in final pretrial order. Responses to motions in limine by 2/8/02. Replies by 2/15/02. Case is referred to Magistrate Judge Mason for settlement conference. Mailed notice (rj) (Entered: 10/04/2001)

Oct. 4, 2001

Oct. 4, 2001

50

EXPEDITED REFERRAL ORDER: Case referred to Honorable Michael T. Mason for settlement conference Mailed notice. (rj) (Entered: 10/04/2001)

Oct. 4, 2001

Oct. 4, 2001

51

MINUTE ORDER of 10/4/01 by Honorable Michael T. Mason : The referral in this case having been reassigned to Magistrate Judge Michael T. Mason, parties are ordered to file a joint status report by 10/19/01. A courtesy copy should be delivered to the courtroom deputy in room 2220. Items which should be addressed in the status report are covered on the reverse of this order. (See reverse of minute order.) Mailed notice by judge's staff. (yp) Modified on 10/05/2001 (Entered: 10/05/2001)

Oct. 4, 2001

Oct. 4, 2001

52

MINUTE ORDER of 10/10/01 by Honorable Michael T. Mason : This matter having been referred to Magistrate Judge Michael T. Mason for a settlement conference, an initial status hearing is hereby set before Magistrate Judge Mason on 10/25/01 at 9:30 a.m. in courtroom 2214 for the purpose of setting a date for the settlement conference . Counsel for parties shall review the enclosed Standing Order for Settlement Conference before appearing for the initial status hearing. Mailed notice (maf) (Entered: 10/10/2001)

Oct. 10, 2001

Oct. 10, 2001

SCHEDULE set on 10/16/01 by Honorable Michael T. Mason: By parties' request, status hearing reset from 10/25/01 to 10/30/01 at 9:30 a.m. Mailed notice (kef) (Entered: 10/16/2001)

Oct. 16, 2001

Oct. 16, 2001

53

JOINT STATUS REPORT by the parties; Notice. (maf) (Entered: 10/22/2001)

Oct. 19, 2001

Oct. 19, 2001

54

MINUTE ORDER of 10/30/01 by Honorable Michael T. Mason : Status hearing held. Settlement conference set for 12/4/01 at 1:30 p.m. in courtroom 2214 . Parties are to abide by Magistrate Judge Mason's Standing Order for Settlement Conference and should submit their settlement demand letter/response to the courtroom deputy, room 2220, by 11/30/01. Mailed notice (maf) (Entered: 10/30/2001)

Oct. 30, 2001

Oct. 30, 2001

SCHEDULE set on 11/2/01 by Honorable Michael T. Mason: At the parties' request, settlement conference set for 12/4/01 is reset to 12/5/01 at 1:30 p.m. Mailed notice (kef) (Entered: 11/02/2001)

Nov. 2, 2001

Nov. 2, 2001

55

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for plaintiff EEOC by John A. Knight, Deborah Lois Hamilton, Gregory M. Gochanour. (air) (Entered: 11/07/2001)

Nov. 6, 2001

Nov. 6, 2001

56

MINUTE ORDER of 11/9/01 by Hon. Joan B. Gottschall : In light of the fact that plaintiff-intervenors have joined in all other aspects of this case and the fact that defendant does not appear to contest plaintiff-intervenors' present motion, plaintiff-intervenors' present motion to join the EEOC's Rule 59(e) request for reconsideration of this court's 8/3/2001 order and to supplement the record is granted. [46-2] Mailed notice (eav) (Entered: 11/16/2001)

Nov. 9, 2001

Nov. 9, 2001

57

MOTION by plaintiff EEOC to reset date for settlement conference until after the COurt's ruling on EEOC's motion for reconsideration ; Notice. (mw) (Entered: 11/30/2001)

Nov. 23, 2001

Nov. 23, 2001

58

MINUTE ORDER of 11/29/01 by Honorable Michael T. Mason : Plaintiff EEOC's motion to reset date for settlement conference until after the Court's ruling on EEOC's motion for reconsideration [57-1] is granted. Settlement conference set for 12/05/01 is stricken. Parties to contact Magistrate Judge Mason's Courtroom Deputy (435-6051) after Judge Gottschall issues a ruling on the motion for reconsideration. Mailed notice (mw) (Entered: 11/30/2001)

Nov. 29, 2001

Nov. 29, 2001

59

MINUTE ORDER of 11/30/01 by Hon. Joan B. Gottschall : Status hearing set for 12/20/01 at 9:30 a.m. Fed.R.Civ.P.(e) request by plaintiff EEOC for reconsideration of this Court's 8/3/01 order [46-1] is granted. Plaintiff's motion to supplement the record [46-2] is denied as moot in light of this order. A status hearing is ordered for 12/20/01 at 9:30 a.m. (Entered Order). Mailed notice (yap) (Entered: 12/05/2001)

Nov. 30, 2001

Nov. 30, 2001

SCHEDULE set on 12/18/01 by Hon. Joan B. Gottschall : Status hearing reset to 9:30 1/3/02. By request of the parties. Telephone notice (rj) (Entered: 12/18/2001)

Dec. 18, 2001

Dec. 18, 2001

60

MINUTE ORDER of 1/3/02 by Hon. Joan B. Gottschall : Status hearing held. Final pretrial order is extended and due by 02/25/02. Pretrial conference is reset to 3:00 p.m. on 03/22/02. Supplemental brief by defendant on pattern and practice claim is due by 01/24/02. Response by 02/07/02. Brief argument is set for 10:30 a.m. on 02/20/02. Mailed notice (jmp) (Entered: 01/07/2002)

Jan. 3, 2002

Jan. 3, 2002

61

MINUTE ORDER of 1/4/02 by Honorable Michael T. Mason : Settlement conference set for 10:00 a.m. on 02/01/02 in courtroom 2214. Parties are to strictly abide by Magistrate Judge Mason's Standing Order for Settlement Conference. Plaintiff to deliver copies of the settlement demand/response letters to the courtroom deputy, room 2220, by 01/29/02. Mailed notice (jmp) (Entered: 01/07/2002)

Jan. 4, 2002

Jan. 4, 2002

62

MOTION by defendant for summary judgment on the EEOC's pattern or practice claim ; Memorandum of law; LR 56.1 statement (Attachments); Notice. (cdy) (Entered: 01/25/2002)

Jan. 24, 2002

Jan. 24, 2002

63

MINUTE ORDER of 2/1/02 by Honorable Michael T. Mason: Settlement conference held. Parties are to contact Magistrate Judge Mason's courtroom deputy (312) 435-6051 by 2/15/02 to inform the court of the status of settlement negotiations and if another settlement conference is desired. Mailed notice (vmj) (Entered: 02/04/2002)

Feb. 1, 2002

Feb. 1, 2002

64

OPPOSITION by plaintiff EEOC to Defendant's motion for partial summary judgment on the EEOC's pattern or practice claim and offer to stipulate not to request a bifurcated trial or seek a pattern or practice jury instruction. [62-1](hmb) (Entered: 02/08/2002)

Feb. 7, 2002

Feb. 7, 2002

67

JOINT MOTION by plaintiff EEOC and defendant Regis Corp to vacate 2/20/02 oral argument ; Notice. (vmj) (Entered: 02/19/2002)

Feb. 8, 2002

Feb. 8, 2002

66

MINUTE ORDER of 2/12/02 by Hon. Joan B. Gottschall : Briefing schedule as to motions in limine (included in final pretrial order is as follows: Responses by 3/8/02. Replies by 3/15/02. Pretrial conference set for 3/22/02 at 3:00 p.m. to stand. Mailed notice (yp) (Entered: 02/14/2002)

Feb. 12, 2002

Feb. 12, 2002

68

MINUTE ORDER of 2/15/02 by Honorable Michael T. Mason: Parties report that settlement negotiations have not resulted in an agreement at this time. All matters relating to the referral of this action having been concluded, the referral is closed and the case is returned to the assigned judge. Terminating the case referral to Honorable Michael T. Mason Mailed notice (vmj) (Entered: 02/19/2002)

Feb. 15, 2002

Feb. 15, 2002

69

MINUTE ORDER of 2/15/02 by Hon. Joan B. Gottschall: Trial reset for 7/8/02 at 9:00 a.m. Plaintiff EEOC and defendant joint motion to vacate 2/20/02 oral argument is granted [67-1]. Oral argument set for 2/20/02 at 10:30 a.m. is vacated. Trial set for 4/29/02 at 9:00 a.m. is vacated. Final pretrial order is extended and due by 3/18/02. Pretrial conference set for 3/22/02 at 3:00 p.m. is stricken and reset to 2:00 p.m. on 5/31/02. Motion by defendant for summary judgment on the EEOC's pattern or practice claim is denied as moot [62-1]. Mailed notice (vmj) (Entered: 02/19/2002)

Feb. 15, 2002

Feb. 15, 2002

70

UNOPPOSED MOTION by defendant to extend time for the parties to file motions in limine, trial briefs and proposed voir dire questions ; Notice (yap) (Entered: 03/19/2002)

March 11, 2002

March 11, 2002

71

MINUTE ORDER of 3/15/02 by Hon. Joan B. Gottschall: Defendant's unopposed motion to extend time for the parties to file motions in limine, trial briefs and proposed voir dire questions by 4/22/02 [70-1]; their responses by 5/6/02, and their replies by 5/13/02 is granted. Mailed notice (yap) (Entered: 03/19/2002)

March 15, 2002

March 15, 2002

72

SECTION (2)(i)(i) TRIAL brief by defendant (hmb) (Entered: 04/23/2002)

April 22, 2002

April 22, 2002

73

PROPOSED JURY INSTRUCTIONS and verdict form with EEOC's objections (Section (2)(i)). (hmb) (Entered: 04/23/2002)

April 22, 2002

April 22, 2002

74

PROPOSED VOIR DIRE by defendant under section (2)(i)(iii). (hmb) (Entered: 04/23/2002)

April 22, 2002

April 22, 2002

75

MOTION by defendant in limine (section 2(m)) ; Notice. (hmb) (Entered: 04/23/2002)

April 22, 2002

April 22, 2002

76

TRIAL brief by plaintiffs'. (hmb) (Entered: 04/24/2002)

April 22, 2002

April 22, 2002

77

MOTION by plaintiffs' in limine to exclude any evidence of customer or co-employee preference in favor of an english-only policy . (hmb) (Entered: 04/24/2002)

April 22, 2002

April 22, 2002

79

MOTION by plaintiffs' in limine to bar evidence as to class member's job performance and/or reason for leaving post-Regis jobs . (hmb) (Entered: 04/24/2002)

April 22, 2002

April 22, 2002

80

PROPOSED JURY INSTRUCTIONS by plaintiffs'. (hmb) (Entered: 04/24/2002)

April 22, 2002

April 22, 2002

81

AGREED JURY INSTRUCTIONS by plaintiffs'. (hmb) (Entered: 04/24/2002)

April 22, 2002

April 22, 2002

82

JURY QUESTIONS by plaintiffs'; Notice. (hmb) (Entered: 04/24/2002)

April 22, 2002

April 22, 2002

83

RESPONSES by plaintiffs to defendant's motions in limine [75-1] (Attachments); Notice. (srb) (Entered: 05/07/2002)

May 6, 2002

May 6, 2002

89

RESPONSE by defendant to Plaintiff's motion for leave to file sur-reply and June 3, 2002 Letter of Supplemental Authority. (fce) (Entered: 06/07/2002)

May 6, 2002

May 6, 2002

84

UNOPPOSED MOTION by defendant to extend time for the filing of responses and replies to motions in limine ; Notice. (cem) (Entered: 05/14/2002)

May 7, 2002

May 7, 2002

85

MINUTE ORDER of 5/10/02 by Hon. Joan B. Gottschall : Defendant's unopposed motion to extend time for the filing of responses and replies to motions in limine is granted [84-1]. Defendant to file responses to the EEOC's motions in limine by 5/13/02. Parties to file replies on the motions in limine [75-1] [79-1] [78-1] [77-1] by 5/20/02. This is a final extension. Mailed notice (cem) (Entered: 05/14/2002)

May 10, 2002

May 10, 2002

86

RESPONSE by defendant to plaintiff's motions in limine [77-1], [78-1], [79-1]. (cem) (Entered: 05/14/2002)

May 13, 2002

May 13, 2002

87

REPLY by defendant on its motions in limine (section 2(m)) [75-1]. (ntf) (Entered: 05/21/2002)

May 20, 2002

May 20, 2002

88

REPLY by plaintiffs in support of their motions in limine to exclude any evidence regarding class members' Illinois Department of Employment security procedures [78-1], motion in limine to exclude any evidence of customer or co-employee preference in favor of an english-only policy [77-1]; Notice. (ntf) (Entered: 05/21/2002)

May 20, 2002

May 20, 2002

SCHEDULE set on 5/31/02 by Hon. Joan B. Gottschall : Pretrial conference held. In court notice (rj) (Entered: 05/31/2002)

May 31, 2002

May 31, 2002

90

MOTION by plaintiffs for leave to file surreply ; Notice (ntf) (Entered: 06/11/2002)

June 4, 2002

June 4, 2002

91

MINUTE ORDER of 6/7/02 by Hon. Joan B. Gottschall : Plaintiff's motion for leave to file surreply in opposition to defendant's motion in limine to bar evidence of discrimination occurring outside the 300-day charge filing period is granted [90-1]. Mailed notices (ntf) Modified on 06/11/2002 (Entered: 06/11/2002)

June 7, 2002

June 7, 2002

Case Details

State / Territory: Illinois

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Dec. 20, 1999

Closing Date: July 29, 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

Regis Corporation, 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

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: 240000

Order Duration: 2002 - 2004

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Retaliation Prohibition

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Monitoring

Implement complaint/dispute resolution process

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Pattern or Practice

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

National origin discrimination

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit

National Origin/Ethnicity:

Indian