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Case Name EEOC v. FIRST MIDWEST BANK, N.A. EE-IL-0084
Docket / Court 1:97-cv-08716 ( N.D. Ill. )
State/Territory Illinois
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In December 1997, the Chicago District Office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against First Midwest Bank, NA. We do not have access to the Complaint. The EEOC claimed that First Midwest Bank engaged in sex discrimination against ... read more >
In December 1997, the Chicago District Office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against First Midwest Bank, NA. We do not have access to the Complaint. The EEOC claimed that First Midwest Bank engaged in sex discrimination against female employees by denying them promotions to executive positions. The suit sought monetary damages and an injunction forbidding First Midwest Bank from engaging in sex discrimination. In January 1998, Defendant moved to dismiss the complaint, but the motion was denied in July 1998. At the same time the district court (Judge Elaine Bucklo) stayed the action for 60 days so the parties could attempt conciliation. In July 1998 the charging party intervened. In September 1998, Defendant moved again to dismiss the complaint, but the motion was denied in October 1998.

In August 1999 the parties entered a consent decree. The consent decree awarded unspecified monetary damages to three female employees and required First Midwest Bank to create and manage a program to increase the number of women in its commercial lending area, specifically in executive positions.

Michael Perry - 06/16/2010


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Other requirements regarding hiring, promotion, retention
Discrimination-area
Promotion
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VI, Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000d et seq.
42 U.S.C. ยง 1981
Defendant(s) First Midwest Bank, NA
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 not on record
Case Closing Year 1999
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)
1:97-cv-08716 (N.D. Ill.) 08/11/1999
EE-IL-0084-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Memorandum Opinion and Order 07/13/1998 (14 F.Supp.2d 1028) (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0084-0001 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | External Link | Detail
Judges Bucklo, Elaine E. (N.D. Ill.) [Magistrate]
EE-IL-0084-0001 | EE-IL-0084-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Behar, Jose Jorge (Illinois)
EE-IL-0084-9000
Caiola, Michelle Anne (Illinois)
EE-IL-0084-9000
Cisek, Mark Alan (Illinois)
EE-IL-0084-9000
Cohen, Ethan M.M. (Illinois)
EE-IL-0084-9000
Hannafan, Michael T. (Illinois)
EE-IL-0084-9000
Hendrickson, John C. (Illinois)
EE-IL-0084-9000
Kamp, Jean P. (Illinois)
EE-IL-0084-9000
Noble, John W. Jr. (Illinois)
EE-IL-0084-9000
Szromba, Jeanne B. (Illinois)
EE-IL-0084-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Dorman, Keith A. (Illinois)
EE-IL-0084-9000
Kalinich, Gail Chaney (Illinois)
EE-IL-0084-9000
Manzoni, Carol Berlin (Illinois)
EE-IL-0084-9000
Wortel, William J. (Illinois)
EE-IL-0084-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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