Case: EEOC v. Family Video Movie Club, Inc.

1:02-cv-06490 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Filed Date: Sept. 12, 2002

Closed Date: July 10, 2003

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Case Summary

The EEOC's Chicago district office sued Family Video Movie Club, Inc. on September 12, 2002 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The EEOC's complaint alleged that the defendant violated the Age Discrimination in Employment Act when it discriminated based on age by failing to hire applicants over 40 years old. After a series of status conferences in early to mid 2003, the parties entered into a consent decree on July 10, 2003, which stipulated that the defendant would pay the complainant $17,000 in damages and make $100,000 available for the class members who return waiver forms, offer to hire the complainant and class members as positions become available, post a notice of compliance with the ADEA, distribute copies of the consent decree to all employees, maintain records of all applications for two years, allow the EEOC to enter its premises to interview employees and copy documents, and report all hiring decisions to the EEOC semiannually.

Summary Authors

Aaron Weismann (7/25/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket

July 10, 2003 Docket
1

Complaint

EEOC v. Family Video Movie Club Inc., d/b/a Family Video

Sept. 12, 2002 Complaint
6

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Family Video Movie Club Inc., d/b/a Family Video

July 10, 2003 Settlement Agreement

EEOC Litigation Settlement Report

EEOC v. Family Video

No Court

July 31, 2003 Press Release

Docket

Last updated May 12, 2022, 8 p.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT; jury demand - Civil cover sheet - Appearance(s) of John C. Hendrickson, Gregory M. Gochanour, Ethan M.M. Cohen as attorney(s) for plaintiff (No summons(es) issued.) (Documents: 1-1 through 1-3) (hp) (Entered: 09/12/2002)

Sept. 12, 2002

SCHEDULE set on 9/27/02 by Hon. Milton I. Shadur : Status hearing set to 9:00 11/8/02 . Mailed notice (srn) (Entered: 09/27/2002)

Sept. 27, 2002
2

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant by Michael Lawrence Mulhern, Derek Grady Barella (hmb) (Entered: 11/13/2002)

Nov. 12, 2002
3

AGREED MOTION by defendant for extension of time to answer or otherwise plead to complaint ; Notice. (hmb) (Entered: 11/18/2002)

Nov. 12, 2002
4

MINUTE ORDER of 11/15/02 by Hon. Milton I. Shadur : Agreed motion by defendant for extension of time to answer or otherwise plead to complaint is granted [3-1]. Defendant has to and including 12/3/02 in which to answer or otherwise plead. A status hearing is set for 12/18/02 at 9:00 a.m. Mailed notice (hmb) (Entered: 11/18/2002)

Nov. 15, 2002
5

ANSWER by defendant to complaint [1-1] (hmb) (Entered: 12/05/2002)

Dec. 3, 2002

SCHEDULE set on 12/18/02 by Hon. Milton I. Shadur : Status hearing reset to 9:00 1/22/03 . Telephoned notice (srn) (Entered: 12/18/2002)

Dec. 18, 2002

SCHEDULE set on 1/22/03 by Hon. Milton I. Shadur : Status hearing held. Status hearing continued to 8:45 2/6/03 . No notice (srn) (Entered: 01/22/2003)

Jan. 22, 2003

SCHEDULE set on 2/6/03 by Hon. Milton I. Shadur : Status hearing held. Status hearing continued to 8:45 3/6/03 . No notice (srn) (Entered: 02/06/2003)

Feb. 6, 2003

SCHEDULE set on 3/20/03 by Hon. Milton I. Shadur : Status hearing held. Status hearing continued to 9:00 4/17/03 . No notice (srn) (Entered: 03/20/2003)

March 20, 2003

SCHEDULE set on 4/17/03 by Hon. Milton I. Shadur : Status hearing held. Status hearing continued to 9:00 5/15/03 . No notice (srn) (Entered: 04/17/2003)

April 17, 2003

SCHEDULE set on 5/15/03 by Hon. Milton I. Shadur : Status hearing held. Status hearing continued to 9:00 6/4/03 . In court notice (srn) (Entered: 05/15/2003)

May 15, 2003

SCHEDULE set on 6/4/03 by Hon. Milton I. Shadur : Status hearing held. Status hearing continued to 9:00 6/18/03 . In court notice (srn) (Entered: 06/04/2003)

June 4, 2003

SCHEDULE set on 6/18/03 by Hon. Milton I. Shadur : Status hearing held. Status hearing continued to 9:00 7/3/03 . In Court notice (srn) (Entered: 06/18/2003)

June 18, 2003
6

MINUTE ORDER of 7/10/03 by Hon. Milton I. Shadur : (Entered Consent Decree) terminating case . Notices mailed by Judge's staff (hmb) (Entered: 07/11/2003)

July 10, 2003

State / Territory: Illinois

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 12, 2002

Closing Date: July 10, 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

Family Video Movie Club, Inc. (Downers Grove, IL.), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), 29 U.S.C. §§ 621 et seq.

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: 117000

Order Duration: 2003 - 2005

Content of Injunction:

Reporting

Hire

Discrimination Prohibition

Retaliation Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Recordkeeping

Monitoring

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Hiring

Discrimination-basis:

Age discrimination

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits