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Case Name EEOC v. International Profit Associates, Inc. EE-IL-0123
Docket / Court 1:01-cv-04427 ( N.D. Ill. )
State/Territory Illinois
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
This case was filed by the Chicago office of the EEOC in June 2001 in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois. The EEOC alleged that the defendant, International Profit Associates, violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act by carrying out a pattern or practice of discrimination by ... read more >
This case was filed by the Chicago office of the EEOC in June 2001 in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois. The EEOC alleged that the defendant, International Profit Associates, violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act by carrying out a pattern or practice of discrimination by subjecting female employees to sexual harassment, and by making favorable employment actions contingent upon the performance of sexual favors.

Two of the employees allegedly harassed filed related suits (see cases #1:02−cv−02790 and #1:02−cv−04281), and two employees intervened in the EEOC's suit. The discovery stage of this litigation has been protracted, with several dozen discovery motions being filed over the course of a five-year period. In December of 2007, the defendant moved for summary judgment as to some of the claimants. As of April 22, 2008 that motion is still pending, and the case still ongoing.

Jason Chester - 08/27/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Discrimination-area
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
No EEOC Final Resolution Type
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Pattern or Practice
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) International Profit Associates, 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 None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None yet
Source of Relief None yet
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year n/a
Case Ongoing Yes
Case Listing EE-IL-0307 : Porter v. Intl Profit Assc Inc (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0308 : Lopez v. Intl Profit Assc Inc (N.D. Ill.)
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)
Case 1:02-cv-02790 (N.D. Ill.) 10/30/2001
EE-IL-0123-9003.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
1:01−cv−01425 (C.D. Ill.) 07/01/2003
EE-IL-0123-9004.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
1:01-cv-04427 (N.D. Ill.) 05/08/2012
EE-IL-0123-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 06/12/2001
EE-IL-0123-0044.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
[Minute Order] 01/09/2002 (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0123-0001.pdf | Detail
[Intervenor's] Complaint 01/17/2002
EE-IL-0123-0002.pdf | Detail
Memorandum Opinion and Order [Denying Defendant's Motion to Compel] 03/27/2002 (206 F.R.D. 848) (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0123-0049.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
Complaint 04/18/2002
EE-IL-0123-0043.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Minute Order [Re: EEOC's Motion to Compel] 05/01/2002 (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0123-0003.pdf | Detail
Minute Order [Re: Motion to Compel; Protective Order] 05/08/2002 (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0123-0004.pdf | Detail
Order [Re: Motions to Compel; Contempt] 06/17/2002 (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0123-0005.pdf | Detail
Complaint 06/17/2002
EE-IL-0123-0046.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [Re: Protective Order; Depositions; Contempt] 07/09/2002 (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0123-0006.pdf | Detail
Order [Affirming Magistrate's Order Re: Motion to Compel] 07/10/2002 (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0123-0007.pdf | Detail
Minute Order [Re: Contempt] 07/17/2002 (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0123-0008.pdf | Detail
Minute Order [Re: Motion to Compel] 07/30/2002 (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0123-0009.pdf | Detail
Minute Order [Re: Protective Order; Professional Conduct] 08/12/2002 (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0123-0010.pdf | Detail
Minute Order [Re: Motion to Compel] 10/28/2002 (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0123-0011.pdf | Detail
Minute Order [Re: Motion to Compel; Fees and Costs; Protective Order; New Class Members] 11/27/2002 (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0123-0012.pdf | Detail
Minute Order [Re: Motion to Compel] 12/09/2002 (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0123-0013.pdf | Detail
Minute Order [Re: Motion for Reconsideration; Motion to Compel; Motions for Production] 12/16/2002 (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0123-0014.pdf | Detail
Order [Re: Class Members; Motions to Compel] 02/12/2003 (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0123-0015.pdf | Detail
Minute Order [Re: Class Members; Fees] 02/24/2003 (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0123-0016.pdf | Detail
Minute Order [Denying Defendant's Motion to Quash] 03/03/2003 (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0123-0017.pdf | Detail
[Minute Order] 03/25/2003 (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0123-0018.pdf | Detail
[Minute Order] 04/23/2003 (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0123-0019.pdf | Detail
Order [Setting Aside Magistrate's Order Denying EEOC's Motion for Protective Order] 04/23/2003 (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0123-0020.pdf | Detail
[Minute Order] 06/09/2003 (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0123-0021.pdf | Detail
[Minute Order] 11/26/2003 (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0123-0022.pdf | Detail
Order 12/02/2003 (2003 WL 22956004) (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0123-0047.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
[Minute Order] 12/22/2003 (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0123-0024.pdf | Detail
[Minute Order] 02/13/2004 (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0123-0025.pdf | Detail
[Minute Order] 02/23/2004 (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0123-0026.pdf | Detail
First Amended Complaint 03/02/2004
EE-IL-0123-0027.pdf | Detail
Minute Order [Denying Defendant's Motion to Compel] 03/12/2004 (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0123-0028.pdf | Detail
Minute Order [Denying Defendant's Motion to Compel] 07/14/2004 (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0123-0029.pdf | Detail
Order [Re: Bifurcation] 08/20/2004 (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0123-0030.pdf | Detail
Order [Re: Class Members] 09/20/2004 (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0123-0031.pdf | Detail
Order [Re: Defendant's Emergency Motion for Sanctions] 09/27/2004 (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0123-0032.pdf | Detail
Minute Order [Re: EEOC's Motion for Protective Order; EEOC's Motion to Compel 10/07/2004 (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0123-0033.pdf | Detail
Order [Granting Part of Defendant's Emergency Motion for Sanctions] 11/03/2004 (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0123-0034.pdf | Detail
Minute Order [Denying Defendant's Motion to Strike Claimant] 12/20/2004 (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0123-0035.pdf | Detail
Order [Re: Defendant's Motion to Quash] 02/09/2005 (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0123-0036.pdf | Detail
Order [Re: EEOC's Motion to Compel; IPA's Motion to Quash; IPA's Request for Sanctions] 02/23/2005 (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0123-0037.pdf | Detail
Order [Re: Defendant's Renewed Motion for Sanctions] 05/31/2005 (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0123-0038.pdf | Detail
Order [Denying EEOC's Motion to Bifurcate] 09/02/2005 (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0123-0039.pdf | Detail
Order [Denying Defendant's Renewed Motion for Sanctions] 04/25/2006 (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0123-0040.pdf | Detail
Memorandum Opinion and Order [Denying Defendant's Motion to Dismiss; Granting EEOC's Motion to Compel] 03/16/2007 (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0123-0041.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree 03/02/2011 (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0123-0048.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Denlow, Morton (N.D. Ill.) [Magistrate]
EE-IL-0123-0003 | EE-IL-0123-0004 | EE-IL-0123-0005 | EE-IL-0123-0006 | EE-IL-0123-0008 | EE-IL-0123-0009 | EE-IL-0123-0010 | EE-IL-0123-0011 | EE-IL-0123-0012 | EE-IL-0123-0013 | EE-IL-0123-0014 | EE-IL-0123-0015 | EE-IL-0123-0016 | EE-IL-0123-0017 | EE-IL-0123-0018 | EE-IL-0123-0019 | EE-IL-0123-0021 | EE-IL-0123-0022 | EE-IL-0123-0024 | EE-IL-0123-0025 | EE-IL-0123-0026 | EE-IL-0123-0028 | EE-IL-0123-0029 | EE-IL-0123-0031 | EE-IL-0123-0032 | EE-IL-0123-0033 | EE-IL-0123-0035 | EE-IL-0123-0036 | EE-IL-0123-0048
Gottschall, Joan B. (N.D. Ill.) [Magistrate]
EE-IL-0123-0001 | EE-IL-0123-0018 | EE-IL-0123-0019 | EE-IL-0123-0021 | EE-IL-0123-0022 | EE-IL-0123-0024 | EE-IL-0123-0025 | EE-IL-0123-0026 | EE-IL-0123-0048 | EE-IL-0123-9000
Nordberg, John Albert (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0123-0043
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Chandrasekaran, Uma (Illinois)
EE-IL-0123-9000
Chung, Jin-Ho (Illinois)
EE-IL-0123-9000
Cohen, Ethan M.M. (Illinois)
EE-IL-0123-9000
Cooley, John W. (Illinois)
EE-IL-0123-9000
DeCamp, Aaron (Illinois)
EE-IL-0123-0048 | EE-IL-0123-9000
Gochanour, Gregory M. (Illinois)
EE-IL-0123-9000
Hendrickson, John C. (Illinois)
EE-IL-0123-0048 | EE-IL-0123-9000
Henry, Ann M. (Illinois)
EE-IL-0123-0048 | EE-IL-0123-9000
Johnson, Dennis P. W. (Illinois)
EE-IL-0123-0048 | EE-IL-0123-9000
Lopez, P. David (District of Columbia)
EE-IL-0123-0048
Moran, Edward J (Illinois)
EE-IL-0123-9000
Peters, Ross J. (Illinois)
EE-IL-0123-0043 | EE-IL-0123-0046
Reams, Gwendolyn Young (District of Columbia)
EE-IL-0123-0048
Silverman, Carol G. (Illinois)
EE-IL-0123-9000
Smason, Diane I. (Illinois)
EE-IL-0123-0048 | EE-IL-0123-9000
Szromba, Jeanne B. (Illinois)
EE-IL-0123-0048 | EE-IL-0123-9000
Wasserman, Laurie J (Illinois)
EE-IL-0123-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Bell, Ronald L. (Illinois)
EE-IL-0123-0048 | EE-IL-0123-9000
Burgess, John (Illinois)
EE-IL-0123-0048
Cherry, Myron Milton (Illinois)
EE-IL-0123-9000
Clark, Violet M. (Illinois)
EE-IL-0123-9000
Goldberg, Cary Neal (Illinois)
EE-IL-0123-9000
Harris, Christopher Anthony (Illinois)
EE-IL-0123-9000
Naber, Jennifer (Illinois)
EE-IL-0123-9000
Zolna, Jacie C. (Illinois)
EE-IL-0123-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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