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Case Name EEOC v. Family Video Movie Club, Inc. EE-IL-0093
Docket / Court 1:02-cv-06490 ( 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 district office sued Family Video Movie Club, Inc. on September 12, 2002 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The EEOC's complaint alleged that the defendant violated the Age Discrimination in Employment Act when it discriminated based on age by ... read more >
The EEOC's Chicago district office sued Family Video Movie Club, Inc. on September 12, 2002 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The EEOC's complaint alleged that the defendant violated the Age Discrimination in Employment Act when it discriminated based on age by failing to hire applicants over 40 years old. After a series of status conferences in early to mid 2003, the parties entered into a consent decree on July 10, 2003, which stipulated that the defendant would pay the complainant $17,000 in damages and make $100,000 available for the class members who return waiver forms, offer to hire the complainant and class members as positions become available, post a notice of compliance with the ADEA, distribute copies of the consent decree to all employees, maintain records of all applications for two years, allow the EEOC to enter its premises to interview employees and copy documents, and report all hiring decisions to the EEOC semiannually.

Aaron Weismann - 07/25/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Hire
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Hiring
Discrimination-basis
Age discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), 29 U.S.C. ยงยง 621 et seq.
Defendant(s) Family Video Movie Club, 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 2003 - 2005
Case Closing Year 2003
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)
1:02-cv-06490 (N.D. Ill.) 07/10/2003
EE-IL-0093-9000.pdf | Detail
General Documents
Complaint 09/12/2002
EE-IL-0093-0002.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree 07/10/2003
EE-IL-0093-0003.pdf | Detail
EEOC Litigation Settlement Report 07/31/2003
EE-IL-0093-0004.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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