Case: EEOC v. BISON ENTERPRISES INC (d/b/a MIDAS MUFFLER SHOP)

1:06-cv-01859 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Filed Date: April 5, 2006

Closed Date: Oct. 4, 2006

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Case Summary

The EEOC's Chicago district office sued Bison Enterprises, Inc., d/b/a Midas Muffler Shop, on April 5, 2006 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The EEOC's complaint alleged that the defendant violated Title VII when it discriminated based on sex (male) by providing a hostile work environment. The EEOC was awarded a default judgment and the defendant was forced to pay $164,320 in damages to the three complainants.

Summary Authors

Aaron Weismann (7/11/2007)

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Document

1:06-cv-01859

Docket (PACER)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Bison Enterprises Inc.

Oct. 4, 2006

Oct. 4, 2006

Docket
1

1:06-cv-01859

Complaint

EEOC v. Bison Enterprises Inc

April 5, 2006

April 5, 2006

Complaint
13

1:06-cv-01859

Judgment Order

EEOC v. Bison Enterprises Inc

Oct. 4, 2006

Oct. 4, 2006

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 9, 2022, 3:06 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (gcy, ) (Entered: 04/06/2006)

April 5, 2006

April 5, 2006

2

CIVIL Cover Sheet. (gcy, ) (Entered: 04/06/2006)

April 5, 2006

April 5, 2006

3

ATTORNEY Appearance for Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission by Diane Ilene Smason. (gcy, ) (Entered: 04/06/2006)

April 5, 2006

April 5, 2006

4

ATTORNEY Appearance for Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission by John C. Hendrickson. (gcy, ) (Entered: 04/06/2006)

April 5, 2006

April 5, 2006

5

ATTORNEY Appearance for Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission by Pamela Sue Moore-Gibbs. (gcy, ) (Entered: 04/06/2006)

April 5, 2006

April 5, 2006

6

MINUTE entry before Judge Mark Filip : Status hearing set for 5/25/2006 at 09:30 AM. and parties are to report 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 to advise all other parties of the courts action herein. Lead counsel is directed to appear at this status hearing. Parties to prepare and submit a joint status report within two days prior to status. (See Judges web page for status report) Mailed notice (tbk, ) (Entered: 04/17/2006)

April 17, 2006

April 17, 2006

7

WAIVER OF SERVICE returned executed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Bison Enterprises Inc. waiver sent on 4/5/2006, answer due 6/5/2006. (Moore-Gibbs, Pamela) (Entered: 05/11/2006)

May 11, 2006

May 11, 2006

8

NOTICE by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Attachments: # 1 Notice of Filing Initial Status Report# 2 Exhibit Defendant's Letter of 5-18-06# 3 Certificate of Service)(Moore-Gibbs, Pamela) (Entered: 05/23/2006)

May 23, 2006

May 23, 2006

9

MINUTE entry before Judge Mark Filip : Status hearing held on 5/25/2006. Status hearing continued to 6/26/2006 at 9:30 AM. Mailed notice. (tlp, ) (Entered: 05/25/2006)

May 25, 2006

May 25, 2006

11

ATTORNEY Appearance for Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission by June Wallace Calhoun (Calhoun, June) (Entered: 07/10/2006)

July 10, 2006

July 10, 2006

12

MINUTE entry before Judge Mark Filip : Status hearing set for 9/21/2006 at 09:30 AM. Mailed notice (tbk, ) (Entered: 08/30/2006)

Aug. 30, 2006

Aug. 30, 2006

13

MOTION by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for default judgment as to Defendant Bison Enterprises (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order Judgment Order# 2 Exhibit Exhibits to Motion)(Smason, Diane) (Entered: 09/20/2006)

Sept. 20, 2006

Sept. 20, 2006

14

NOTICE of Motion by Diane Ilene Smason for presentment of motion for default judgment13 before Honorable Mark Filip on 10/4/2006 at 09:30 AM. (Smason, Diane) (Entered: 09/20/2006)

Sept. 20, 2006

Sept. 20, 2006

15

MINUTE entry before Judge Mark Filip : Status hearing held on 9/21/2006. No notice (tbk, ) (Entered: 09/21/2006)

Sept. 21, 2006

Sept. 21, 2006

16

AFFIDAVIT of Service filed by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission regarding Notice of Motiof for Entry of Default Judgment served on Jeffrey Feldman, Defendant's Owner on 09/24/2006 (Calhoun, June) (Entered: 10/04/2006)

Oct. 4, 2006

Oct. 4, 2006

17

AFFIDAVIT of George Wolf by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission regarding motion for default judgment13 (Calhoun, June) (Entered: 10/04/2006)

Oct. 4, 2006

Oct. 4, 2006

18

MINUTE entry before Judge Mark Filip : Motion by plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for default judgment as to Defendant Bison Enterprises 13 is granted. Enter Judgment Order: Judgment by default is entered in this action in favor or Plaintiff against Defendant in the sum of $164,320.00 with interest in the rate of 5.2% per annum from the 4th of October, 2006. This Court shall maintain jurisdiction over the enforcement of this Judgment. Mailed notice (rp, ) (Entered: 10/05/2006)

Oct. 4, 2006

Oct. 4, 2006

19

JUDGMENT ORDER Signed by Judge Mark Filip on 10/4/2006.(rp, ) (Entered: 10/06/2006)

Oct. 4, 2006

Oct. 4, 2006

Case Details

State / Territory: Illinois

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: April 5, 2006

Closing Date: Oct. 4, 2006

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

Bison Enterprises, 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

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Damages

Source of Relief:

Litigation

Amount Defendant Pays: 164320

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Male

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits