Case: EEOC v. HINSDALE HOSPITAL

1:98-cv-03482 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Filed Date: June 5, 1998

Closed Date: June 29, 1999

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Case Summary

The Chicago office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, against Hinsdale Hospital. The complaint filed in June 1998 alleged discrimination under Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA"). Specifically, the complaint alleged that Defendant discriminated on the basis of a disability by maintaining an insurance benefit plan that denied coverage for prosthesis-related treatment, and that such discrimination resulted in the charging party's constructive discharge. Defendant moved for summary judgment on the grounds that the plan provision on which the plaintiff relied was not a form of disability based discrimination prohibited by the ADA.

The United States District Court, N.D. Illinois, Eastern Division, granted Defendant's motion for summary judgment in June 1999. The unpublished opinion was handed down June 30, 1999. F.Supp.2d, WL495480 (N.D.Ill.), 16 NDLR P 35.

Summary Authors

Justin Kanter (5/31/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:98-cv-03482

Docket (PACER)

EEOC v. Hinsdale Hospital

June 29, 1999

June 29, 1999

Docket
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1:98-cv-03482

Memorandum Opinion and Order

United States Equal Employment Opportunity Comission v. Hinsdale Hospital

1999 WL 495480

June 30, 1999

June 30, 1999

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 8, 2022, 3:17 a.m.

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COMPLAINT; jury demand - Civil cover sheet - Appearance(s) of Noelle Christine Brennan, Jean Powers Kamp and John C. Hendrickson as attorney(s) for plaintiff ( No summons(es) issued.) ( Documents: 1-1 through 1-3) (jmp) (Entered: 06/08/1998)

June 5, 1998

June 5, 1998

2

REASSIGNMENT ORDER of 06/17/98: Case reassigned to Hon. Suzanne B. Conlon from Hon. James H. Alesia. (For further detail see order.) Mailed notice (jmp) (Entered: 06/22/1998)

June 18, 1998

June 18, 1998

SCHEDULE set on 7/13/98 by Hon. Suzanne B. Conlon : Status hearing set for July 28, 1998 at 9:00 a.m. At the status hearing, the parties are to report on the following: 1. Possibility of settlement in the case; 2. If no possibility of settlement exists, the nature and length of discovery necessary to get the case ready for trial. Plaintiff is directed to advise all other parties of the court's action herein to forward a copy of the court's procedure guidelines to defendant(s). Mailed notice (jdh) (Entered: 07/13/1998)

July 13, 1998

July 13, 1998

SCHEDULE set on 7/28/98 by Hon. Suzanne B. Conlon : Status hearing held. Parties to comply with FRCP 26(a)(1) by 8/7/98. Disclosure of experts pursuant of FRCP 26(a)(2) by 10/28/98. Discovery cut-off and filing of dispositive motions with supporting memoranda set for 11/27/98 . Joint pretrial order and agreed jury instructions submission set for 12/16/98 at 9:00 a.m. Plaintiff's draft to be submitted to defendant by 12/9/98. Case is placed on the January trial calendar. FIRM DATES. Mailed notice (jdh) (Entered: 07/28/1998)

July 28, 1998

July 28, 1998

3

ANSWER to plaintiff's complaint and defenses by Hinsdale Hosp (jmp) Modified on 08/10/1998 (Entered: 08/10/1998)

Aug. 7, 1998

Aug. 7, 1998

4

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant by Stephen David Erf, James Yunhao Wu. (vmj) (Entered: 08/21/1998)

Aug. 19, 1998

Aug. 19, 1998

6

FINDINGS of fact and conclusions of law and preliminary injunction order (jmp) (Entered: 10/23/1998)

Oct. 22, 1998

Oct. 22, 1998

7

MINUTE ORDER of 10/22/98 by Hon. Suzanne B. Conlon : Status hearing held and continued generally pending conclusion of arbitration proceedings upon notice of the parties. Enter findings of fact, conclusions of law, and preliminary injunction order. Mailed notice (jmp) (Entered: 10/23/1998)

Oct. 22, 1998

Oct. 22, 1998

9

MOTION by Hinsdale Hosp for extension of time to respond to discovery and the furnishing of information pursuant to Rule 26(a)(2) ; Notice of motion (jmp) (Entered: 11/05/1998)

Oct. 26, 1998

Oct. 26, 1998

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE ORDER of 10/26/98: Case reassigned to Hon. Rebecca R. Pallmeyer. (nlf) (Entered: 10/26/1998)

Oct. 26, 1998

Oct. 26, 1998

11

MOTION by Hinsdale Hosp for leave to serve Rule 26(a)(2) materials one day late (Exhibit); Notice of motion (jmp) (Entered: 11/05/1998)

Oct. 29, 1998

Oct. 29, 1998

13

MOTION by Hinsdale Hosp for leave to subpoena medical records and depose treating physicians ; Notice of motion (jmp) (Entered: 11/05/1998)

Oct. 29, 1998

Oct. 29, 1998

SCHEDULE set on 10/30/98 by Hon. Suzanne B. Conlon : Pretrial order submission date is vacated. The parties will be advised of a new pretrial order submission date. Mailed notice (jdh) (Entered: 10/30/1998)

Oct. 30, 1998

Oct. 30, 1998

8

RESPONSE by plaintiff to defendant's motion for an extension of time to respond to discovery (jmp) (Entered: 11/03/1998)

Oct. 30, 1998

Oct. 30, 1998

10

MINUTE ORDER of 11/4/98 by Hon. Rebecca R. Pallmeyer : Motion for extension of time to respond to discovery and the furnishing of information pursuant to Rule 26(a)(2) granted [9-1]. Mailed notice (jmp) (Entered: 11/05/1998)

Nov. 4, 1998

Nov. 4, 1998

12

MINUTE ORDER of 11/4/98 by Hon. Rebecca R. Pallmeyer : Motion for leave to serve Rule 26(a)(2) materials one day late granted [11-1]. Mailed notice (jmp) (Entered: 11/05/1998)

Nov. 4, 1998

Nov. 4, 1998

14

MINUTE ORDER of 11/4/98 by Hon. Rebecca R. Pallmeyer : Motion for leave to subpoena medical records [13-1] and depose treating physicians granted [13-2]. Mailed notice (jmp) (Entered: 11/05/1998)

Nov. 4, 1998

Nov. 4, 1998

SCHEDULE set on 11/13/98 by Hon. Rebecca R. Pallmeyer : Status hearing set before Judge Pallmeyer for 2:00 p.m. on 12/15/98, courtroom 2119. See enclosed order for further details. Mailed notice (etv) (Entered: 11/13/1998)

Nov. 13, 1998

Nov. 13, 1998

15

JOINT MOTION by plaintiff and defendant for entry of revised discovery schedule ; Notice of motion (yap) (Entered: 11/23/1998)

Nov. 13, 1998

Nov. 13, 1998

16

MINUTE ORDER of 11/19/98 by Hon. Rebecca R. Pallmeyer: Joint motion by plaintiff and defendant for entry of revised discovery schedule [15-1] is granted. Discovery cut-off date 2/12/99. Parties to exchange settlement proposals within 14 days. Mailed notice (yap) (Entered: 11/23/1998)

Nov. 19, 1998

Nov. 19, 1998

17

JOINT STATUS REPORT by plaintiff, defendant; Notice of filing. (emd) (Entered: 12/11/1998)

Dec. 10, 1998

Dec. 10, 1998

SCHEDULE set on 12/15/98 by Hon. Rebecca R. Pallmeyer : Status hearing held and continued to 9:00 on 1/26/99. Submission of discovery extended to 3/12/99. Filing of dispositive motions extended to 4/13/99. Case to be referred to Magistrate Judge Levin for settlement conference. . Mailed notice (etv) (Entered: 12/15/1998)

Dec. 15, 1998

Dec. 15, 1998

18

REFERRAL ORDER of 12/18/98: The case is referred to the Hon. Ian H. Levin from Hon. Rebecca R. Pallmeyer pursuant to General Rule 2.41(b). Conduct hearings and enter appropriate orders on the following pretrial motion/matter: Settlement conference. (For further detail see order.) Mailed notice (jmp) (Entered: 12/30/1998)

Dec. 18, 1998

Dec. 18, 1998

SCHEDULE set on 1/26/99 by Hon. Rebecca R. Pallmeyer : Status hearing held. Settlement conference set for 11:00 on 1/29/99. No notice (etv) (Entered: 01/26/1999)

Jan. 26, 1999

Jan. 26, 1999

SCHEDULE set on 1/29/99 by Hon. Rebecca R. Pallmeyer : Settlement conference held. No notice (etv) (Entered: 02/05/1999)

Jan. 29, 1999

Jan. 29, 1999

19

MINUTE ORDER of 2/3/99 by Hon. Rebecca R. Pallmeyer : The referral in this case to Magistrate Judge Hon. Ian H. Levin for settlement conference is hereby withdrawn. No notice (jmp) (Entered: 02/04/1999)

Feb. 3, 1999

Feb. 3, 1999

20

AGREED MOTION by Hinsdale Hosp to stay discovery and set briefing schedule on motion for summaary judgment ; Notice of motion (jmp) (Entered: 02/26/1999)

Feb. 19, 1999

Feb. 19, 1999

21

MINUTE ORDER of 2/24/99 by Hon. Rebecca R. Pallmeyer : Motion to stay discovery is granted [20-1]. Defendant to file motion for summary judgment by 03/11/99; response to be filed by 04/12/99; reply to be filed by 04/26/99. Ruling on motion set for 06/16/99 at 4:00 a.m. Mailed notice (jmp) (Entered: 02/26/1999)

Feb. 24, 1999

Feb. 24, 1999

22

MOTION by Hinsdale Hosp for summary judgment ; (jmp) (Entered: 03/15/1999)

March 11, 1999

March 11, 1999

23

APPENDIX filed by Hinsdale Hosp in support of motion for summary judgment [22-1] (Exhibits) (jmp) (Entered: 03/15/1999)

March 11, 1999

March 11, 1999

24

MEMORANDUM OF LAW by Hinsdale Hosp in support of its motion for summary judgment [22-1] (jmp) (Entered: 03/15/1999)

March 11, 1999

March 11, 1999

25

STATEMENT of uncontested material facts as to which there are no genuine issues by Hinsdale Hosp (jmp) (Entered: 03/15/1999)

March 11, 1999

March 11, 1999

26

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff in opposition to defendant's motion for summary judgment [22-1] (jmp) (Entered: 04/14/1999)

April 12, 1999

April 12, 1999

27

LOCAL RULE 12(N) RESPONSE by plaintiff to defendant's Rule 12(M) statement and additional statement of uncontested material (jmp) (Entered: 04/14/1999)

April 12, 1999

April 12, 1999

28

APPENDIX filed by plaintiff in response to its opposition to defendant's motion for summary judgment [22-1] (Exhibits) (jmp) (Entered: 04/14/1999)

April 12, 1999

April 12, 1999

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MEMORANDUM, OPINION AND ORDER (hp) (Entered: 06/30/1999)

June 29, 1999

June 29, 1999

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MINUTE ORDER of 6/29/99 by Hon. Rebecca R. Pallmeyer : Enter memorandum opinion and order. Defendant's motion for summary judgment is granted. [22-1] Summary judgment is granted in favor of defendant Hinsdale Hospital and against plaintiff United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. terminating case (See reverse of minute order.) Mailed notice (hp) (Entered: 06/30/1999)

June 29, 1999

June 29, 1999

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ENTERED JUDGMENT (hp) (Entered: 06/30/1999)

June 29, 1999

June 29, 1999

Case Details

State / Territory: Illinois

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: June 5, 1998

Closing Date: June 29, 1999

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

Hinsdale Hospital, Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12111 et seq.

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Defendant

Nature of Relief:

None

Source of Relief:

None

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Pay / Benefits

Discrimination-basis:

Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits