Case: EEOC v. Dutch Farms, Inc.

1:02-cv-02964 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Filed Date: April 25, 2002

Closed Date: April 17, 2003

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Case Summary

The EEOC's Chicago office filed this suit on April 25, 2002 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division. The EEOC alleged that defendant Dutch Farms, Inc. violated Title VII by subjecting a group of black employees to a pattern and practice of racial discrimination. After the defendant answered, the parties attended seven status conferences. At the final status conference, on April 3, 2003, the parties notified the court of a pending settlement. The consent decree was filed on April 17, 2003.

In the consent decree, the defendant agreed to pay a total of $30,000. $5,000 of the defendant's payment went to the Employment, Counseling, and Training Department of the Chicago Urban League. Defendant also agreed to provide training for all of its employees, post notice of EEO rights, and send records of complaints of racial discrimination to the EEOC.

Summary Authors

William Burns (10/19/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:02-cv-02964

Docket [PACER]

April 17, 2003

April 17, 2003

Docket
1

1:02-cv-02964

Complaint

April 25, 2002

April 25, 2002

Complaint
5

1:02-cv-02964

Consent Decree

April 17, 2003

April 17, 2003

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated July 21, 2022, 3:17 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT; jury demand - Civil cover sheet - Appearance(s) of Ann M. Henry, Noelle Christine Brennan, John C. Hendrickson as attorney(s) for plaintiff (No summons(es) issued.) (Documents: 1-1 through 1-3) (hp) (Entered: 04/25/2002)

April 25, 2002

April 25, 2002

SCHEDULE set on 4/30/02 by Hon. Milton I. Shadur : Status hearing set to 9:00 6/24/02 . Mailed notice (srn) (Entered: 05/08/2002)

April 30, 2002

April 30, 2002

2

WAIVER of service of summons as to defendant Dutch Farms Inc sent on 5/9/02 (eav) (Entered: 05/15/2002)

May 13, 2002

May 13, 2002

3

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant Dutch Farms Inc by Michael Raymond Collins, Patrick Bernard Cage; Notice of filing (eav) (Entered: 05/30/2002)

May 29, 2002

May 29, 2002

SCHEDULE set on 6/24/02 by Hon. Milton I. Shadur : Status hearing held. Status hearing continued to 9:00 8/16/02 . No notice (srn) (Entered: 06/24/2002)

June 24, 2002

June 24, 2002

4

ANSWER by defendant Dutch Farms Inc to complaint and Affirmative Defenses [1-1]; jury demand; Notice of filing (eav) (Entered: 07/02/2002)

June 26, 2002

June 26, 2002

SCHEDULE set on 8/16/02 by Hon. Milton I. Shadur : Status hearing held. Status hearing continued to 9:00 9/25/02 . No notice (srn) (Entered: 08/16/2002)

Aug. 16, 2002

Aug. 16, 2002

SCHEDULE set on 9/25/02 by Hon. Milton I. Shadur : Status hearing held. Status hearing continued to 9:00 11/18/02 . No notice (srn) (Entered: 09/25/2002)

Sept. 25, 2002

Sept. 25, 2002

SCHEDULE set on 11/18/02 by Hon. Milton I. Shadur : Status hearing held. Status hearing continued to 9:00 1/6/03 . No notice (srn) (Entered: 11/18/2002)

Nov. 18, 2002

Nov. 18, 2002

SCHEDULE set on 3/4/03 by Hon. Milton I. Shadur : Status hearing held. Status hearing continued to 9:00 3/20/03 . No notice (srn) (Entered: 03/04/2003)

March 4, 2003

March 4, 2003

SCHEDULE set on 3/20/03 by Hon. Milton I. Shadur : Status hearing held. Status hearing continued to 9:00 4/3/03 . No notice (srn) (Entered: 03/20/2003)

March 20, 2003

March 20, 2003

SCHEDULE set on 4/3/03 by Hon. Milton I. Shadur : Status hearing held and continued to 9:00 4/17/03 . Parties have informed the court that this case has settled. In court notice (jlj) (Entered: 04/03/2003)

April 3, 2003

April 3, 2003

5

MINUTE ORDER of 4/17/03 by Hon. Milton I. Shadur : This Court will retain jurisdiction of this matter to enforce the Consent Decree. Each party shall bear its own expenses, costs and attorneys' fees. (Entered Consent Decree) terminating case Mailed notice by judge's staff (eav) (Entered: 04/18/2003)

April 17, 2003

April 17, 2003

Case Details

State / Territory: Illinois

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: April 25, 2002

Closing Date: April 17, 2003

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

Dutch Farms, Inc., 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

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: 40000

Order Duration: 2003 - 2006

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Reporting

Recordkeeping

Monitoring

Retaliation Prohibition

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

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