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Case Name EEOC v. DEB SHOPS INC et al EE-IL-0069
Docket / Court 1:98-cv-01321-JBM ( C.D. Ill. )
State/Territory Illinois
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 1998, the Chicago Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against Deb of Illinois Inc., doing business as Deb Shops Inc., in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois. We do not have a copy of the complaint; therefore, the exact allegations involved are unknown. ... read more >
In September 1998, the Chicago Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against Deb of Illinois Inc., doing business as Deb Shops Inc., in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois. We do not have a copy of the complaint; therefore, the exact allegations involved are unknown. After some discovery and several conferences, the parties settled the lawsuit through a consent decree. The parties filed a motion for the entry of consent decree which was accepted on January 19, 2001.

The consent decree required the defendants to pay a total of $350,000 split up three ways: (1)To the charging party the defendant is to pay $100,000; (2)To eligible claimants in Exhibit A the defendants are to pay each a sum of $2200; (3)To eligible claimants in Exhibit C the defendants are to pay each a sum of $1000. The defendants are to send a letter to all eligible claimaints in both Exhibits B and C to encourage them to reapply for a position. Defendants are to also holding training to all hiring employees regarding discrimination in hiring, training to all employees regarding discrimination in monitoring for shoplifting. Defendants must also distribute and post a notice of non-discriminatory hiring policies.

Jennifer Solomon - 01/16/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Goals and Timekeeping
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action None on record
Defendant(s) Deb of Illinois 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 2001 - 2003
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)
1:98-cv-01321-JBM (C.D. Ill.) 01/22/2001
EE-IL-0069-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Motion for Entry of Consent Decree 01/19/2001
EE-IL-0069-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: District Court
Consent Decree 01/19/2001
EE-IL-0069-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: District Court
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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