Case: EEOC v. Von Maur, Inc.

1:03-cv-06194 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Filed Date: Sept. 4, 2003

Closed Date: May 3, 2004

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Case Summary

In September 2003, the Chicago District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Von Maur, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The complaint alleged that the defendant provided male employees with a discount on tailored men's clothing but not female employees and that the defendant discontinued its discount program for all employees in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Equal Pay Act of 1963. After several status hearings, the parties settled in May 2004 through a consent decree.

The eighteen-month decree, containing non-discrimination and non-retaliation clauses, required the defendant to: report to the EEOC every six months, maintain records of all complaints of sex discrimination regarding employee discounts, and pay $18,000.

Summary Authors

Justin Kanter (9/10/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:03-cv-06194

Docket [PACER]

May 3, 2004

May 3, 2004

Docket
1

1:03-cv-06194

Complaint

Sept. 4, 2003

Sept. 4, 2003

Complaint
10

1:03-cv-06194

Consent Decree

May 3, 2004

May 3, 2004

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 27, 2022, 3:17 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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COMPLAINT; jury demand - Civil cover sheet - Appearance(s) of John C. Hendrickson, Gregory M. Gochanour, Gordon G. Waldron as attorney(s) for plaintiff (No summons(es) issued.) (Documents: 1-1 through 1-3) (vmj) (Entered: 09/05/2003)

Sept. 4, 2003

Sept. 4, 2003

2

WAIVER of service of summons as to defendant sent on 9/9/03. (vmj) (Entered: 09/23/2003)

Sept. 22, 2003

Sept. 22, 2003

4

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant by John D Telleen, Christopher Mac Neil Murphy. (vmj) (Entered: 01/16/2004)

Dec. 30, 2003

Dec. 30, 2003

5

MOTION by defendant for extension of time to file an answer to plaintiff's complaint ; Notice. (vmj) (Entered: 01/16/2004)

Dec. 30, 2003

Dec. 30, 2003

SCHEDULE set on 1/2/04 by Hon. Amy J. St. Eve : Status hearing set for 9:00 1/15/04 . Mailed notice (tmh) (Entered: 01/02/2004)

Jan. 2, 2004

Jan. 2, 2004

3

APPLICATION for leave to appear pro hac vice for defendant by Richard L. Davidson; Order entered granting leave by Hon. Amy J. St. Eve. (vmj) (Entered: 01/02/2004)

Jan. 2, 2004

Jan. 2, 2004

7

ANSWER by defendant to complaint [1-1]. (vmj) (Entered: 02/04/2004)

Feb. 3, 2004

Feb. 3, 2004

8

JOINT initial status report. (vmj) (Entered: 02/04/2004)

Feb. 3, 2004

Feb. 3, 2004

SCHEDULE set on 2/11/04 by Hon. Amy J. St. Eve : Status hearing held and continued to 8:45 3/9/04 . Mailed notice (tmh) (Entered: 02/11/2004)

Feb. 11, 2004

Feb. 11, 2004

9

MINUTE ORDER of 3/9/04 by Hon. Amy J. St. Eve: Status hearing held and continued to 5/4/04 at 8:45 a.m. Written discovery to be issued by 3/26/04. Fact discovery to close 9/3/04. Dispositive motions to be filed by or on 10/8/04, with a courtesy copy to chambers, and should be noticed. Mailed notice (vmj) (Entered: 03/10/2004)

March 9, 2004

March 9, 2004

10

MINUTE ORDER of 5/3/04 by Hon. Amy J. St. Eve: Case is dismissed pursuant to Consent Decree with leave to reinstate by or on 11/3/05. Status hearing set for 5/4/04 at 8:45 a.m. is stricken. Any other pending dates are stricken. Any pending motions are denied as moot. (Entered Consent Decree) terminating case Mailed notice (vmj) (Entered: 05/04/2004)

May 3, 2004

May 3, 2004

11

ENTERED JUDGMENT. (vmj) (Entered: 05/04/2004)

May 3, 2004

May 3, 2004

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: Sept. 4, 2003

Closing Date: May 3, 2004

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

Von Maur, Inc. (St. Charles, IL), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Equal Pay Act, 29 U.S.C. § 206(d)

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: 18000

Order Duration: 2004 - 2005

Content of Injunction:

Retaliation Prohibition

Discrimination Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Reporting

Recordkeeping

Monitoring

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Pattern or Practice

Discrimination-area:

Pay / Benefits

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits