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Case Name EEOC v. HUMISTON-KEELING, INC. EE-IL-0113
Docket / Court 97 C 5654 ( 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
In August 1997 the Chicago district office of the EEOC brought this suit against Humiston-Keeling, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The complaint is unavailable, but court documents indicate that the EEOC alleged that the employer violated the Americans with ... read more >
In August 1997 the Chicago district office of the EEOC brought this suit against Humiston-Keeling, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The complaint is unavailable, but court documents indicate that the EEOC alleged that the employer violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by failing to reasonably accommodate a physically-disabled female employee.

In May 1998 the defendants filed a motion for summary judgment, and the EEOC filed a motion for partial summary judgment. In March 1999 the defendants' motion was granted, and the EEOC's was denied. The EEOC filed a notice of appeal in September 1999, and the district court was affirmed in December 2000.

Kevin Wilemon - 10/28/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Discrimination-area
Accommodation / Leave
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) Cardinal Health
Humiston-Keeling, Inc.
Whitmore Distribution Corp.
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 Defendant
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None
Source of Relief None
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 1999
Case Ongoing No
Case Listing EE-IL-0333 : EEOC v. United Airlines (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)
1:97-cv-05654 (N.D. Ill.) 01/23/2001
EE-IL-0113-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
99-3281 (U.S. Court of Appeals) 01/26/2001
EE-IL-0113-9001 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Memorandum Opinion and Order [Denying Reconsideration] 07/06/1999 (54 F.Supp.2d 798) (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0113-0001 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
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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