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Case Name United States v. Illinois EE-IL-0264
Docket / Court 1:93-cv-07741 ( N.D. Ill. )
State/Territory Illinois
Case Type(s) Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Equal Employment
Attorney Organization U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
Case Summary
On December 28, 1993, the U.S. Department of Justice ("D.O.J.") filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against the State of Illinois, the City of Aurora, and the Board of Trustees of the City of Aurora Police Pension Fund (the "Fund") under Title I of ... read more >
On December 28, 1993, the U.S. Department of Justice ("D.O.J.") filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against the State of Illinois, the City of Aurora, and the Board of Trustees of the City of Aurora Police Pension Fund (the "Fund") under Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA"). The D.O.J. requested declaratory and injunctive relief, alleging that the defendants violated the ADA by excluding police officers and firefighters with certain disabilities from qualifying for pension benefits. Aurora filed a crossclaim against the State and the Fund seeking indemnity and injunctive relief in the event that the court finds Aurora liable for violating the ADA.

On August 30, 1994, the district court (Hon. William T. Hart) granted the State's motion to dismiss the City's crossclaim but denied the State's motion to dismiss the complaint.

On August 9, 1995, the court (Hon. Blanche M. Manning) entered a consent decree.

We have no further information on this case.

Hyun Jeong Yang - 11/04/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Defendant-type
Law-enforcement
Discrimination-area
Pay / Benefits
Discrimination-basis
Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff
Causes of Action Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12111 et seq.
Defendant(s) City of Aurora
City of Aurora
State of Illinois
Plaintiff Description The United States on behalf of police officers and firefighters who were disqualified from receiving pension benefits because of certain disabilities
Indexed Lawyer Organizations U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Mixed
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 1995 - n/a
Case Closing Year 1995
Case Ongoing No
Additional Resources
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Case Studies Megacases, Diversity, and the Elusive Goal of Workplace Reform
Written: Mar. 01, 2008
By: Nancy Levit (University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law)
Citation: 49 B.C. L. Rev. 367 (2008)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  Second Generation Employment Discrimination: A Structural Approach
By: Susan Sturm (Columbia Law School)
Citation: 101 Colum. L. Rev. 458 (2001)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

Docket(s)
1:93-cv-07741 (N.D. Ill.) 08/09/1995
EE-IL-0264-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Memorandum Opinion and Order 09/12/1994 (1994 WL 562180 / 1994 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 12890) (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0264-0001 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Judges Manning, Blanche M. (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0264-9000
Rosemond, W. Thomas Jr. (N.D. Ill.) [Magistrate]
EE-IL-0264-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Bass, Alyse S. (District of Columbia)
EE-IL-0264-0001 | EE-IL-0264-9000
Gadzichowski, John M. (District of Columbia)
EE-IL-0264-0001 | EE-IL-0264-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Atwell, Charles H. Jr. (Illinois)
EE-IL-0264-0001 | EE-IL-0264-9000
Carroll, James R. (Illinois)
EE-IL-0264-0001 | EE-IL-0264-9000
Casciari, Mark A (Illinois)
EE-IL-0264-0001 | EE-IL-0264-9000
Flahaven, Roger Philip (Illinois)
EE-IL-0264-0001 | EE-IL-0264-9000
Genser, Erick J. (District of Columbia)
EE-IL-0264-9000
Hartlieb, Tracy Lovi (Illinois)
EE-IL-0264-0001 | EE-IL-0264-9000
Horwitz, Stephen Bernard (Illinois)
EE-IL-0264-9000
Rewers, Edna Mae (Illinois)
EE-IL-0264-9000
Steele, Douglas L. (District of Columbia)
EE-IL-0264-9000
Weinstein, Michael B. (Illinois)
EE-IL-0264-0001 | EE-IL-0264-9000
Woodley, Thomas A. (District of Columbia)
EE-IL-0264-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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