Case: EEOC v. DEB SHOPS INC

1:98-cv-01321 | U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois

Filed Date: Sept. 1, 1998

Closed Date: Jan. 22, 2001

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Case Summary

In September 1998, the Chicago Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against Deb of Illinois Inc., doing business as Deb Shops Inc., in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois. We do not have a copy of the complaint; therefore, the exact allegations involved are unknown. After some discovery and several conferences, the parties settled the lawsuit through a consent decree. The parties filed a motion for the entry of consent decree which was accepted on January 19, 2001.Th…

In September 1998, the Chicago Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against Deb of Illinois Inc., doing business as Deb Shops Inc., in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois. We do not have a copy of the complaint; therefore, the exact allegations involved are unknown. After some discovery and several conferences, the parties settled the lawsuit through a consent decree. The parties filed a motion for the entry of consent decree which was accepted on January 19, 2001.

The consent decree required the defendants to pay a total of $350,000 split up three ways: (1)To the charging party the defendant is to pay $100,000; (2)To eligible claimants in Exhibit A the defendants are to pay each a sum of $2200; (3)To eligible claimants in Exhibit C the defendants are to pay each a sum of $1000. The defendants are to send a letter to all eligible claimaints in both Exhibits B and C to encourage them to reapply for a position. Defendants are to also holding training to all hiring employees regarding discrimination in hiring, training to all employees regarding discrimination in monitoring for shoplifting. Defendants must also distribute and post a notice of non-discriminatory hiring policies.

Summary Authors

Jennifer Solomon (1/16/2008)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:98-cv-01321

Docket (PACER)

EEOC v. Deb Shops Inc, et al

Jan. 22, 2001

Jan. 22, 2001

Docket
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1:98-cv-01321

Motion for Entry of Consent Decree

EEOC v. Deb Shops Inc

Jan. 19, 2001

Jan. 19, 2001

Pleading / Motion / Brief
26

1:98-cv-01321

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Deb Shops, Inc.

Jan. 19, 2001

Jan. 19, 2001

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated June 3, 2022, 3:02 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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ORIGINAL FILE, certified copy of transfer order, and docket sheet received from Northern Dist of IL, civil case # 98-3956; letter mailed to all counsel advising of new case number. Case referred to Mag. Judge Robert J. Kauffman. Complaint filed on 6/26/98 & answer filed 8/26/98. (HK, ilcd) (Entered: 09/28/1998)

Sept. 21, 1998

Sept. 21, 1998

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LETTER notifying litigants of case number in Peoria, IL. (HK, ilcd) (Entered: 09/25/1998)

Sept. 25, 1998

Sept. 25, 1998

MINUTE-ENTRY: by Judge Joe B. McDade. Case is set for Initial Pre- Trial/ Rule 16 conference on Wednesday, 10/21/98 11:00am (CST); in person. (cc: all counsel) (HK, ilcd) (Entered: 09/28/1998)

Sept. 28, 1998

Sept. 28, 1998

10

PROPOSED DISCOVERY PLAN filed as Joint Report of Parties' Rule 26(F) Planning Meeting filed by plaintiff & defendants (HK, ilcd) (Entered: 10/21/1998)

Oct. 21, 1998

Oct. 21, 1998

MINUTE-ENTRY: by Judge Joe B. McDade Parties present in open court by Attys Moore-Gibbs/Leech for Rule 16 conference on 10/21/98 . Preliminary disclosure of class members by 12/12/98 and final disclosure of class members by 1/30/99. Parties to meet between 1/15/99 & 1/30/99 to prepare proposed discovery schedule, including depositions. Further status hearing set Fri., 2/12/99 at 9:30 AM (via phone - court to call). Dft will renew motion to in-district transfer by 10/28/98 (mtn filing ddl set 10/28/98); plaintiff to respond by 11/4/98 (misc ddl set 11/4/98) Scheduling Order to enter. (cc: all counsel) (SH, ilcd) Modified on 10/22/1998 (Entered: 10/22/1998)

Oct. 21, 1998

Oct. 21, 1998

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Entry of APPEARANCE for defendant Deb Shops Inc, defendant Deb of Illinois Inc by Anne Dageforde (KD, ilcd) (Entered: 11/01/1998)

Oct. 28, 1998

Oct. 28, 1998

13

Renewal of MOTION by defendant Deb Shops Inc, defendant Deb of Illinois Inc to transfer to Springfield Division (KD, ilcd) (Entered: 11/01/1998)

Oct. 28, 1998

Oct. 28, 1998

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MEMORANDUM IN OPPOSITION to motion to transfer to Springfield Division [13-1] by plaintiff EEOC (SH, ilcd) (Entered: 11/04/1998)

Nov. 4, 1998

Nov. 4, 1998

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ORDER by Judge Joe B. McDade denying the Defendants' motion to transfer venue to Springfield Division [13-1] (cc: all counsel) (ML, ilcd) (Entered: 11/06/1998)

Nov. 6, 1998

Nov. 6, 1998

MINUTE-ENTRY: by Chief Judge Joe B. McDade Parties present via phone by Attys Brennan/Moore-Gibbs/Leech for Status hearing held 9:30 2/12/99 to set Scheduling Order. Parties discuss status of case. Parties request settlement conference. Settlement conference set Thurs., 4/1/99 at 1:00 PM (in person in Peoria). Position papers to be filed by both parties by 3/19/99 (misc ddl set 3/19/99) (cc: all counsel) (SH, ilcd) (Entered: 02/12/1999)

Feb. 12, 1999

Feb. 12, 1999

MINUTE-ENTRY: by Chief Judge Joe B. McDade Parties present by Attys Brennan/Moore-Gibbs/Leach/Peterson/Connolly/Koc for Settlement conference held 1:00 4/1/99 . No settlement reached. Discussion re: scheduling order. Telephone Status hearing set Tues., 4/13/99 at 4:30 PM (court to set up call) (cc: all counsel) (SH, ilcd) (Entered: 04/01/1999)

April 1, 1999

April 1, 1999

MINUTE-ENTRY: by Chief Judge Joe B. McDade Parties present via phone by Attys Moore-Gibbs/Brennan/Leech for Status hearing held 4/13/99. Discussion re: discovery schedule. Pattern and Practice Discovery to be completed by 1/15/00 . All case dispositive motions to be filed by 2/1/00 . Further telephone Status hearing set 4:30 PM, Friday, 4/6/00 . Parties to submit joint scheduling order by 3/31/00 . Oral motion by Defendant to withdraw affirmative defense of failure to conciliate - allowed. Scheduling Order to enter. (cc: all counsel) (SH, ilcd) (Entered: 04/14/1999)

April 13, 1999

April 13, 1999

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SCHEDULING ORDER by Chief Judge Joe B. McDade (cc: all counsel) (SH, ilcd) (Entered: 04/14/1999)

April 13, 1999

April 13, 1999

18

MOTION by plaintiff EEOC for protective order limiting the number of liability phase depositions taken by Dfts Deb Shops, Inc (CL, ilcd) (Entered: 09/08/1999)

Sept. 3, 1999

Sept. 3, 1999

MINUTE-ENTRY: by Chief Judge Joe B. McDade. Attys Moore-Gibbs, Leech & Luetkemeyer present via phone for emergency discovery dispute hearing. Same held. Depositions limited to persons Plaintiff identify as supporting pattern & practice issue; and parties will meet at appropriate time to agree respect to various decision makers to be deposed as well as follow-up depositons of persons Defendant wants to depose to counter pattern & practice witnesses. Disclosure by EEOC of who they intend to depose by 9/8/99. (cc: all counsel) (HK, ilcd) (Entered: 09/07/1999)

Sept. 7, 1999

Sept. 7, 1999

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Official Court Reporters TRANSCRIPT of 9/7/99 hearing filed (HK, ilcd) (Entered: 09/08/1999)

Sept. 8, 1999

Sept. 8, 1999

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MOTION by defendant to extend time for discovery (SH, ilcd) (Entered: 12/28/1999)

Dec. 27, 1999

Dec. 27, 1999

MINUTE-ENTRY: by Chief Judge Joe B. McDade Parties present via phone for Attys Moore-Gibbs/Lin and Leech for hearing on motion to extend time for discovery [19-1]. Discussion by counsel. Motion allowed. Discovery deadline extended to 8/1/2000. Dispositive Mtn filing ddl extended to 9/1/2000. (cc: all counsel) (SH, ilcd) (Entered: 01/06/2000)

Jan. 6, 2000

Jan. 6, 2000

MINUTE-ENTRY: by Chief Judge Joe B. McDade ; Status hearing previously set 4/6/00 at 4:30 PM is VACATED. (cc: all counsel) (SH, ilcd) (Entered: 04/04/2000)

April 3, 2000

April 3, 2000

MINUTE-ENTRY: by Mag. Judge John A. Gorman. Case set for status/supplemental scheduling hearing at 10:30 on Monday, 9/25/00 via phone, court to set up call. (cc: all counsel) (KB, ilcd) (Entered: 09/12/2000)

Sept. 12, 2000

Sept. 12, 2000

MINUTE-ENTRY: by Mag. Judge John A. Gorman. Parties present via phone by Atty Moore-Gibbs/Leech for Status hearing set at 10:30 a.m. on 9/25/00 . Same held. Parties advised Court of settlement discussions. Supplemental Final Pretrial hearing set at 3:30 p.m. on 12/1/00 before Chief U.S. Dist. Judge Joe Billy McDade, parties to meet with law clerk to discuss jury instructions at 2:30 p.m. in person, in Peoria. Final Pretrial conference set at 11:00 a.m. on 11/13/00 , in person, in Peoria before U.S. Magistrate Judge John A. Gorman. Jury trial set at 9:00 a.m. on 1/29/01 before Chief U.S. Dist. Judge Joe Billy McDade in Peoria. (cc: all counsel) (RK, ilcd) (Entered: 09/26/2000)

Sept. 25, 2000

Sept. 25, 2000

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ORDER by Chief Judge Joe B. McDade - The Court has been advised by counsel that the parties are in the process of drafting a consent decree for the Court's approval. It is therefore ordered that the Final Pretrial conference set 11/13/00 , the supplemental final pretrial/jury instruction conference set 12/1/00 and the Jury trial set 1/29/01 are CANCELLED. Further Ordered that parties have 45 days to submit a consent decree to the Court for approval (settlement papers due by 12/22/00) (cc: all counsel) (SH, ilcd) (Entered: 11/08/2000)

Nov. 8, 2000

Nov. 8, 2000

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Joint MOTION by plaintiff EEOC to extend time (RK, ilcd) (Entered: 12/21/2000)

Dec. 20, 2000

Dec. 20, 2000

MINUTE-ENTRY: by Chief Judge Joe B. McDade granting motion to extend time [21-1]. The date for submission of the Consent Decree to the Court for approval on or before 1/16/01 . (cc: all counsel) (RK, ilcd) (Entered: 12/21/2000)

Dec. 20, 2000

Dec. 20, 2000

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Joint MOTION to extend time (to file consent decree) (SH, ilcd) (Entered: 12/26/2000)

Dec. 26, 2000

Dec. 26, 2000

MINUTE-ENTRY: by Chief Judge Joe B. McDade granting motion to extend time (to file consent decree) [22-1]. Consent due by 1/16/01. (cc: all counsel) (HK, ilcd) (Entered: 12/29/2000)

Dec. 29, 2000

Dec. 29, 2000

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Joint MOTION to extend time (to submit Consent Decree for Court approval) (SH, ilcd) (Entered: 01/17/2001)

Jan. 16, 2001

Jan. 16, 2001

MINUTE-ENTRY: by Chief Judge Joe B. McDade granting motion to extend time (to submit Consent Decree for Court approval) [23-1] ; Settlement papers extended to 1/19/01 (cc: all counsel) (SH, ilcd) (Entered: 01/17/2001)

Jan. 16, 2001

Jan. 16, 2001

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MOTION by plaintiff EEOC for order for entry of consent decree (SH, ilcd) (Entered: 01/22/2001)

Jan. 19, 2001

Jan. 19, 2001

25

NOTICE of Motion (re: motion for entry of consent decree) by plaintiff EEOC (SH, ilcd) (Entered: 01/22/2001)

Jan. 19, 2001

Jan. 19, 2001

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ORDER (CONSENT DECREE) by Chief Judge Joe B. McDade granting motion for order for entry of consent decree [24-1] (See Consent Decree) (cc: all counsel) (SH, ilcd) (Entered: 01/22/2001)

Jan. 19, 2001

Jan. 19, 2001

MINUTE-ENTRY: Pursuant to entry of the Consent Decree - Case dismissed. (SH, ilcd) Modified on 01/22/2001 (Entered: 01/22/2001)

Jan. 19, 2001

Jan. 19, 2001

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NOTICE to All Employees and Applicants (copy - 5 duplicate originals forwarded to Plaintiff counsel) (SH, ilcd) (Entered: 01/22/2001)

Jan. 22, 2001

Jan. 22, 2001

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JUDGMENT in a civil case entered (cc: all counsel) (SH, ilcd) (Entered: 01/22/2001)

Jan. 22, 2001

Jan. 22, 2001

Case Details

State / Territory: Illinois

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 1, 1998

Closing Date: Jan. 22, 2001

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

Deb of Illinois Inc., Private Entity/Person

Case Details

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: 350000

Order Duration: 2001 - 2003

Content of Injunction:

Reporting

Discrimination Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Recordkeeping

Goals (e.g., for hiring, admissions)

Monitoring

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits