Case: EEOC v. ROADWAY EXPRESS

1:06-cv-04805 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Filed Date: Sept. 6, 2006

Closed Date: Dec. 16, 2015

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Case Summary

In September of 2006, the EEOC Chicago District Office brought suit in United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, against Roadway Express, Inc., a freight hauler. The suit alleged that the defendant subjected African-American employees to harassment and different terms and conditions of employment in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Shortly thereafter, several of the employees intervened as plaintiffs bringing a class action suit. The defendant moved to dismiss …

In September of 2006, the EEOC Chicago District Office brought suit in United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, against Roadway Express, Inc., a freight hauler. The suit alleged that the defendant subjected African-American employees to harassment and different terms and conditions of employment in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

Shortly thereafter, several of the employees intervened as plaintiffs bringing a class action suit. The defendant moved to dismiss the class claims in part. The motion was granted in part and denied in part; the intervenor-plaintiffs claims regarding job assignments were dismissed because the plaintiffs had failed to exhaust their administrative remedies. U.S. E.E.O.C. v. Roadway Exp., Inc., 2007 WL 2198363 (N.D.Ill. July 31, 2007).

On September 29, 2009, an amended complaint was filed. The amended complaint elaborated on the first complaint in-depth, listed all parties and all allegations.

On September 14, 2010, a preliminary order approving a consent decree was filed. On June 27, 2012, the consent decree was amended. The settlement enjoined Defendant from discriminating on the basis of race or retaliating against any employee who complained about race discrimination. It also awarded the class $10,000,000.

On December 16, 2015, the court found that Defendant had complied with the consent decree and the case was closed.

Summary Authors

Jason Chester (5/23/2008)

Katherine Reineck (2/7/2016)

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People

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Judge(s)

Cox, Susan (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Geraghty, Miriam N. (Illinois)

Kinoy, Joanne (Illinois)

Taren, Jeffrey L. (Illinois)

Judge(s)

Cox, Susan (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Geraghty, Miriam N. (Illinois)

Kinoy, Joanne (Illinois)

Taren, Jeffrey L. (Illinois)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket (PACER)

EEOC v. Roadway Express, Inc.

Dec. 31, 2015 Docket
1

Complaint

EEOC v. Roadway Express, Inc.

Sept. 6, 2006 Complaint
27

Complaint in Intervention for Injunctive Relief and Damages

EEOC v. Roadway Express, Inc.

Dec. 4, 2006 Complaint
48

Class Action Complaint in Intervention for Injunctive Relied and Punitive Damages

EEOC v. Roadway Express, Inc.

April 10, 2007 Complaint
109

Amended Complaint

EEOC v. Railway Express, Inc.

Sept. 29, 2009 Complaint
194

Second Amended Consent Decree

EEOC v. Railway Express, Inc.

Sept. 14, 2010 Settlement Agreement
173

Preliminary Approval Order

EEOC v. Railway Express, Inc.

Sept. 14, 2010 Order/Opinion

Docket

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Last updated May 12, 2022, 8 p.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link
64

MEMORANDUM Opinion and Order Signed by Judge Nan R. Nolan on 7/31/2007.Mailed notice(lxs, )

July 31, 2007 RECAP

State / Territory: Illinois

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 6, 2006

Closing Date: Dec. 16, 2015

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: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Pending

Defendants

Roadway Express, Inc. (Chicago Heights), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1981

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: None Yet / None

Nature of Relief:

None yet

Source of Relief:

None yet

Amount Defendant Pays: $10,000,000

Order Duration: 2010 - 2015

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

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

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit