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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 [Re: Defendant's Motion to Compel] 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]
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
Order [Re: Contempt] 07/17/2002 (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0123-0008 PDF | Detail
Order [Re: Motion to Compel] 07/30/2002 (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0123-0009 PDF | Detail
Order [Re: Protective Order; Professional Conduct] 08/12/2002 (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0123-0010 PDF | Detail
Order [Re: Motion to Compel] 10/28/2002 (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0123-0011 PDF | Detail
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
Order [Re: Motion to Compel] 12/09/2002 (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0123-0013 PDF | Detail
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
Order [Re: Class Members; Fees] 02/24/2003 (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0123-0016 PDF | Detail
Order [Denying Defendant's Motion to Quash] 03/03/2003 (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0123-0017 PDF | Detail
Order [Re: Motions to Compel; Protective Order] 03/25/2003 (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0123-0018 PDF | Detail
Order [Denying Defendant's Motion for a Protective 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
Order [Denying Motion to Strike] 06/09/2003 (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0123-0021 PDF | Detail
Order [Variety of Discovery Issues] 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]
Order [Re: Motions to Compel; Motion to Quash] 12/22/2003 (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0123-0024 PDF | Detail
Order [Denying EEOC's Emergency Motion for Protective Order] 02/13/2004 (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0123-0025 PDF | Detail
Order [Re: A Variety of Discovery Issues] 02/23/2004 (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0123-0026 PDF | Detail
First Amended Complaint 03/02/2004
EE-IL-0123-0027 PDF | Detail
Order [Denying Defendant's Motion to Compel] 03/12/2004 (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0123-0028 PDF | Detail
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
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
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-0123-0048
Gottschall, Joan B. (N.D. Ill.) [Magistrate]
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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