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Case Name EEOC v. MID-CONTINENT SECURITY AGENCY, INC. EE-IL-0157
Docket / Court 1:99-cv-05381 ( N.D. Ill. )
State/Territory Illinois
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In August 1999, the EEOC's Chicago District Office brought this suit against Mid-Continent Security Agency, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. We do not have a copy of the complaint; thus, the exact allegations involved are unknown. After an unsuccessful ... read more >
In August 1999, the EEOC's Chicago District Office brought this suit against Mid-Continent Security Agency, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. We do not have a copy of the complaint; thus, the exact allegations involved are unknown. After an unsuccessful settlement conference in October 1999 and a failed motion for summary judgment by the defendant in December 2000, the case went to trial in April 2001, where a jury found for the EEOC. The judgment required the defendant to pay: $961.50 for back pay, $187.50 for compensatory damages, and $184,000 for punitive damages. In July 2001, the defendant's motion to alter the judgment was granted, and the court lowered the amount of punitive damages to $50,000 which the plaintiff accepted. In August 2001, the defendant filed an appeal which was dismissed in October 2001.

Michele Marxkors - 05/30/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Discrimination-area
Accommodation / Leave
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action None on record
Defendant(s) Mid-Continent Security Agency, 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 Litigation
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
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)
99C-5381 (N.D. Ill.) 11/14/2001
EE-IL-0157-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Judgment in a Civil Case 05/10/2007 (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0157-0001 PDF | Detail
Notice of Appeal 05/10/2007
EE-IL-0157-0002 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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