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Case Name EEOC v. CONSOLIDATED FREIGHTWAYS EE-IL-0056
Docket / Court 03 C 1714 ( N.D. Ill. )
State/Territory Illinois
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC's Chicago office filed this suit on March 10, 2003 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against Consolidated Freightways Corporation of Delaware, Inc. The complaint alleged that the defendant violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act by subjecting black ... read more >
The EEOC's Chicago office filed this suit on March 10, 2003 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against Consolidated Freightways Corporation of Delaware, Inc. The complaint alleged that the defendant violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act by subjecting black employees to a hostile work environment. Numerous status conferences were held prior to the court receiving notification of settlement from the parties on April 30, 2004. The settlement agreement explained that defendant had filed for bankruptcy. Each complainant was awarded a $77,500 "unsecured pre-petition" claim in the defendant's bankruptcy proceeding. There was no injunctive relief specified in the settlement agreement.

Jason Chester - 02/07/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Discrimination-area
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Pattern or Practice
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Consolidated Freightways Corporation of Delaware, 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
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 2004
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)
1:03-cv-01714 (N.D. Ill.) 08/29/2004
EE-IL-0056-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 03/10/2003
EE-IL-0056-0001 PDF | Detail
Settlement Agreement 08/26/2004
EE-IL-0056-0002 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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