Case: EEOC v. STREATOR BRICK CO.

1:03-cv-06192 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Filed Date: Sept. 4, 2003

Closed Date: June 30, 2007

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Case Summary

In September 2003, the Chicago office of the EEOC brought this Title VII against Streator Brick Co. in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The complaint alleged that the defendant discriminated against the claimants by subjecting the claimants (a class of black employees) and a class of white employees who associated with them to racial harassment. The case settled by entry of a consent decree in June 2004.

The three year consent decree required the defendant to refrain from discrimination and retaliation, pay the claimants $35,000, provide Title VII training for all employees, post notice, and keep record and give the EEOC reports on any complaints of race discrimination made by an employee of the defendant.

The decree was entered in 2004 and scheduled to last until 2007. No further docket entries exist, so the case is closed.

Summary Authors

Kevin Wilemon (7/16/2007)

Clearinghouse (12/20/2018)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:03-cv-06192

Docket

EEOC v. Streator Brick, Inc.

June 30, 2004

June 30, 2004

Docket
1

1:03-cv-06192

Complaint

EEOC v. Streator Brick, Inc.

Sept. 4, 2003

Sept. 4, 2003

Complaint
15

1:03-cv-06192

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Streator Brick, Inc.

June 30, 2004

June 30, 2004

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated Sept. 4, 2022, 3:07 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT; jury demand - Civil cover sheet - Appearance(s) of John C. Hendrickson, Noelle Christine Brennan, Pamela Moore-Gibbs as attorney(s) for plaintiff ( no summons(es) issued.) ( Documents: 1-1 through 1-3) (cdy) (Entered: 09/04/2003)

Sept. 4, 2003

Sept. 4, 2003

2

MINUTE ORDER of 9/12/03 by Hon. Ronald A. Guzman: The court orders the parties to appear for an initial appearance and status hearing. All parties shall refer to and comply with Judge Guzman's requirements for the initial appearance as outlined in Judge Guzman's case management procedures, which can be found at: www.ilnd.uscourts.gov. The parties shall deliver a copy of the initial status report to the courtroom deputy (room 1218) three business days before the initial status hearing. Status hearing set for 11/05/03 at 9:30 a.m. Mailed notice (cdy) (Entered: 09/15/2003)

Sept. 12, 2003

Sept. 12, 2003

3

WAIVER of service of summons as to defendant sent on 9/4/03 (cdy) (Entered: 10/14/2003)

Oct. 10, 2003

Oct. 10, 2003

SCHEDULE set on 10/15/03 by Hon. Ronald A. Guzman : Status hearing reset to 9:30 11/12/03 on parties request . Mailed notice (cjg) (Entered: 10/15/2003)

Oct. 15, 2003

Oct. 15, 2003

4

ANSWER and affirmative defenses by defendant to plaintiff's complaint [1-1]; Notice (cdy) (Entered: 10/31/2003)

Oct. 30, 2003

Oct. 30, 2003

5

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant by Martin K. LaPointe, Mark H. Horwitch (cdy) (Entered: 10/31/2003)

Oct. 30, 2003

Oct. 30, 2003

6

JOINT REPORT by plaintiff of parties Rule 26(F) planning meeting; Notice (cdy) (Entered: 11/06/2003)

Nov. 5, 2003

Nov. 5, 2003

7

MINUTE ORDER of 11/12/03 by Hon. Ronald A. Guzman: Status hearing held and continued to 04/12/04 at 9:30 a.m. Court adopts joint report pursuant to Rule 26(F). Effective discovery cutoff 03/31/04. Expert discovery cutoff 05/31/04. Dispositive motions to be filed on or before 06/30/04. Any amendment of pleadings and adding of parties to be filed on or before 12/23/03. No notices (cdy) (Entered: 11/24/2003)

Nov. 12, 2003

Nov. 12, 2003

8

WITHDRAWAL of appearance by Noelle C. Brennan; Notice (cdy) (Entered: 12/04/2003)

Dec. 3, 2003

Dec. 3, 2003

SCHEDULE set on 2/5/04 by Hon. Ronald A. Guzman : Status hearing RESET to 9:30 4/16/04 on court's own motion. Mailed notice (cjg) (Entered: 02/05/2004)

Feb. 5, 2004

Feb. 5, 2004

9

AGREED MOTION by plaintiff to extend time for discovery ; Notice (cdy) (Entered: 03/09/2004)

Feb. 23, 2004

Feb. 23, 2004

10

MINUTE ORDER of 2/26/04 by Hon. Ronald A. Guzman: EEOC agreed motion to extend time for fact discovery [9-1], is granted to and including 06/30/04. Expert discovery closes 08/30/04. Dispositive motions to be filed on or before 09/30/04. Status hearing set for 06/30/04 at 9:30 a.m. Mailed notice (cdy) (Entered: 03/09/2004)

Feb. 26, 2004

Feb. 26, 2004

11

MOTION by defendant to withdraw appearance ; Notice (cdy) (Entered: 03/23/2004)

March 15, 2004

March 15, 2004

12

MINUTE ORDER of 3/22/04 by Hon. Ronald A. Guzman: Defendant's motion to withdraw appearance on behalf of defendant Streator Brick, Inc. [11-1], is granted. No court appearance required on 03/23/04. Mailed notice (cdy) (Entered: 03/23/2004)

March 22, 2004

March 22, 2004

13

JOINT MOTION by the parties for entry of consent decree (cdy) (Entered: 07/01/2004)

June 30, 2004

June 30, 2004

14

MINUTE ORDER of 6/30/04 by Hon. Ronald A. Guzman: Status hearing held. Joint motion for entry of consent decree [13-1] taken under advisement. No notice (cdy) (Entered: 07/01/2004)

June 30, 2004

June 30, 2004

15

MINUTE ORDER of 6/30/04 by Hon. Ronald A. Guzman: This case is terminated. Any pending motions and schedules are stricken as moot terminating case. (Entered Consent Decree.) Mailed notice (cdy) (Entered: 07/09/2004)

June 30, 2004

June 30, 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: June 30, 2007

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

Streator Brick, Inc. (LaSalle County, IL), 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: 35000

Order Duration: 2004 - 2007

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Retaliation Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Recordkeeping

Monitoring

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

Black

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits