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Case Name EEOC v. PRESS REPUBLICAN NEWSPAPERS, INC. & LIBERTY GROUP SUBURBAN NEWSPAPERS, INC. EE-IL-0179
Docket / Court 1:01-cv-03840 ( N.D. Ill. )
State/Territory Illinois
Case Type(s) Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC's Chicago district office sued Press Republican Newspapers, Inc. and Liberty Group Suburban Newspapers, Inc. on May 24, 2001 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The EEOC's complaint alleged that the two defendants violated the Americans with Disabilities Act ... read more >
The EEOC's Chicago district office sued Press Republican Newspapers, Inc. and Liberty Group Suburban Newspapers, Inc. on May 24, 2001 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The EEOC's complaint alleged that the two defendants violated the Americans with Disabilities Act when they discriminated based on a mental disability (depression) when they discharged the complainant. The parties entered into a consent decree on October 19, 2001 which stipulated that the defendants would pay $40,000 to the complainant in damages and provide her with a reference letter of the form found in the consent decree.

Aaron Weismann - 06/15/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Neutral/Positive Reference
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discrimination-basis
Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. ยงยง 12111 et seq.
Defendant(s) Liberty Group Suburban Newspapers, Inc.
Press Republican Newspapers, Inc.
Plaintiff Description Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations EEOC
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Damages
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 2001
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)
1:01-cv-03840 (N.D. Ill.) 10/19/2001
EE-IL-0179-9000.pdf | Detail
General Documents
Complaint 05/24/2001
EE-IL-0179-0001.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree 10/19/2001
EE-IL-0179-0002.pdf | Detail
Judges None on record
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers None on record
Defendant's Lawyers None on record
Other Lawyers None on record

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