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Case Name Lewis v. City of Chicago EE-IL-0268
Docket / Court 1:98-CV-05596 ( N.D. Ill. )
State/Territory Illinois
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection Private Employment Class Actions
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Male
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Hire
Other requirements regarding hiring, promotion, retention
Preliminary relief granted
Retroactive Senority
Utilize objective hiring/promotion criteria
Defendant-type
Fire
Discrimination-area
Hiring
Testing
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
General
Pattern or Practice
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 1981
Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e
Defendant(s) City of Chicago
Plaintiff Description African-American firefighter applicants who passed the written exam but were not considered for selection
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Yes
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Attorneys fees
Damages
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Litigation
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)
08-974 (U.S. Supreme Court)
EE-IL-0268-9001.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/22/2010
Source: Supreme Court website
1:98-cv-05596 (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0268-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/08/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
PETITION FOR WRIT OF CERTIORARI
EE-IL-0268-0004.pdf | Detail
Date:
Source: Plaintiffs' counsel
Order denying summary judgment [ECF# 94] (2000 WL 690313) (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0268-0003.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 05/25/2000
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum Opinion and Order Judgment of Liability Against City [ECF# 274] (2005 WL 693618) (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0268-0008.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 03/22/2005
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Injunctive Relief Order (Approved) [ECF# 405] (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0268-0007.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/19/2007
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum Opinion and Order Granting Stay (2007 WL 1686975) (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0268-0009.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 06/07/2007
Opinion (7th Circuit Court of Appeals) [Ct. of App. ECF# 46] (528 F.3d 488)
EE-IL-0268-0002.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 06/04/2008
[Opinion] [Ct. of App. ECF# 447]
EE-IL-0268-0010.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/02/2008
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Transcript of Supreme Court Argument
EE-IL-0268-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/22/2010
Press Release
EE-IL-0268-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/22/2010
Opinion (U.S. Supreme Court) (560 U.S. 205)
EE-IL-0268-0006.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 05/24/2010
[Opinion] (130 S.Ct. 2191)
EE-IL-0268-0011.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 05/24/2010
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
[Opinion] [Ct. of App. ECF# 459] (643 F.3d 201)
EE-IL-0268-0012.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 06/06/2011
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
[Opinion] (702 F.3d 958)
EE-IL-0268-0013.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 12/17/2012
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Regarding Godfrey v. City of Chicago [ECF# 637] (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0268-0014.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/04/2013
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [ECF# 661] (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0268-0015.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/25/2013
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Plaintiff's Motion to Enforce and For a Rule to Show Cause [ECF# 672]
EE-IL-0268-0017.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/12/2013
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [ECF# 698] (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0268-0016.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/27/2013
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum Opinion & Order [ECF# 714] (2014 WL 562527) (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0268-0018.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 02/13/2014
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Bauer, William Joseph (Seventh Circuit, N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0268-0002 | EE-IL-0268-0010 | EE-IL-0268-0012
Easterbrook, Frank Hoover (Seventh Circuit)
EE-IL-0268-0002 | EE-IL-0268-0010 | EE-IL-0268-0012 | EE-IL-0268-0013
Gottschall, Joan B. (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0268-0003 | EE-IL-0268-0007 | EE-IL-0268-0008 | EE-IL-0268-0009 | EE-IL-0268-0014 | EE-IL-0268-0015 | EE-IL-0268-0016 | EE-IL-0268-0018 | EE-IL-0268-9000
Manion, Daniel Anthony (Seventh Circuit)
EE-IL-0268-0013
Posner, Richard Allen (Seventh Circuit)
EE-IL-0268-0002 | EE-IL-0268-0010 | EE-IL-0268-0012 | EE-IL-0268-0013
Scalia, Antonin (D.C. Circuit, SCOTUS)
EE-IL-0268-0006 | EE-IL-0268-0011
Plaintiff's Lawyers Adegbile, Debo Patrick (New York)
EE-IL-0268-0017
Archer, Deborah N. (New York)
EE-IL-0268-0009 | EE-IL-0268-9000
Arimond, Bridget (Illinois)
EE-IL-0268-0009 | EE-IL-0268-9000
Civin, Joshua I. (District of Columbia)
EE-IL-0268-0017 | EE-IL-0268-9000
Clayton, Fay (Illinois)
EE-IL-0268-0001 | EE-IL-0268-0009 | EE-IL-0268-9000
Colangelo, Matthew B. (District of Columbia)
EE-IL-0268-0004 | EE-IL-0268-9001
Cummings, Jeffrey Irvine (Illinois)
EE-IL-0268-0001 | EE-IL-0268-0009 | EE-IL-0268-9000
Hyndman, Cynthia H. (Illinois)
EE-IL-0268-0001 | EE-IL-0268-0009 | EE-IL-0268-9000
Karsh, Joshua (Illinois)
EE-IL-0268-0001 | EE-IL-0268-0009 | EE-IL-0268-0017 | EE-IL-0268-9000
Katyal, Neal Kumar (District of Columbia)
EE-IL-0268-0001
Milligan, Joy (New York)
EE-IL-0268-0004
Miner, Judson Hirsch (Illinois)
EE-IL-0268-0001 | EE-IL-0268-0009 | EE-IL-0268-0017 | EE-IL-0268-9000 | EE-IL-0268-9001
Mitchell, Gregory T. (Illinois)
EE-IL-0268-9000
Moore, ReNika C (New York)
EE-IL-0268-0004
Murphy, Clyde E. (Illinois)
EE-IL-0268-0001 | EE-IL-0268-0004 | EE-IL-0268-0009 | EE-IL-0268-9000
Patterson, Patrick O. (Wisconsin)
EE-IL-0268-0001 | EE-IL-0268-0009 | EE-IL-0268-9000
Payton, John A. (District of Columbia)
EE-IL-0268-0001 | EE-IL-0268-0004 | EE-IL-0268-9001
Piers, Matthew J. (Illinois)
EE-IL-0268-0001 | EE-IL-0268-0009 | EE-IL-0268-0017 | EE-IL-0268-9000
Pollack, Joyce Amy (Illinois)
EE-IL-0268-0001 | EE-IL-0268-0009 | EE-IL-0268-9000
Rowland, Mary M. (Illinois)
EE-IL-0268-0001 | EE-IL-0268-0009 | EE-IL-0268-9000
Strauss, Paul Leonard (Illinois)
EE-IL-0268-0017 | EE-IL-0268-9000
Stroup, Robert H (New York)
EE-IL-0268-0001 | EE-IL-0268-0009 | EE-IL-0268-9000
Wardell, Laurie Arden (Illinois)
EE-IL-0268-0001 | EE-IL-0268-0009 | EE-IL-0268-9000
Willenson, Marni (District of Columbia)
EE-IL-0268-0001 | EE-IL-0268-0009 | EE-IL-0268-9000
Wilson, Cynthia A. (Illinois)
EE-IL-0268-0009 | EE-IL-0268-9000
Winslow, Elyssa Balingit (Illinois)
EE-IL-0268-0001 | EE-IL-0268-0009 | EE-IL-0268-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Avendano, Naomi Ann (Illinois)
EE-IL-0268-9000
Burke, Edward J. (Illinois)
EE-IL-0268-9000
Cohen, Diane S. (Illinois)
EE-IL-0268-0001 | EE-IL-0268-0009 | EE-IL-0268-9000
Crowe, Brian L. (Illinois)
EE-IL-0268-0001 | EE-IL-0268-0009 | EE-IL-0268-9000
Dominguez, Blanca R. (Illinois)
EE-IL-0268-9000
Hara, Glenn L. (Illinois)
EE-IL-0268-9000
Harper, Valerie Depies (Illinois)
EE-IL-0268-0001 | EE-IL-0268-0009
Horwitz, Stephen Bernard (Illinois)
EE-IL-0268-9000
Hurst, Matthew Todd (Illinois)
EE-IL-0268-9000
Jackson, Heather Ann (Illinois)
EE-IL-0268-9000
Kennedy, John Francis (Illinois)
EE-IL-0268-9000
Kertez, Jay Michael (Illinois)
EE-IL-0268-0001 | EE-IL-0268-0009 | EE-IL-0268-9000
Ladner, Tracey Renee (Illinois)
EE-IL-0268-0001 | EE-IL-0268-0009 | EE-IL-0268-9000
Pinelli, Vincent Dominick (Illinois)
EE-IL-0268-9000
Ramsey, Douglas Michael (Illinois)
EE-IL-0268-9000
Reilly-Bates, Gabriel (Illinois)
EE-IL-0268-9000
Robling, Kenneth Charles (Illinois)
EE-IL-0268-9000
Rocks, Patrick J. Jr. (Illinois)
EE-IL-0268-0001 | EE-IL-0268-0009 | EE-IL-0268-9000
Schaller, Rachel L. (Illinois)
EE-IL-0268-9000
Slagel, Allan T. (Illinois)
EE-IL-0268-9000
Solomon, Benna R. (Illinois)
EE-IL-0268-0001 | EE-IL-0268-9001
Thornton-Pierce, Sherri (Illinois)
EE-IL-0268-9000
Wichern, Nadine J (Illinois)
EE-IL-0268-9001
Other Lawyers Browne, Sharon L. (California)
EE-IL-0268-9001
Kagan, Elena (District of Columbia)
EE-IL-0268-9001
Koerner, Leonard J. (New York)
EE-IL-0268-9001
Norton, Helen L. (Colorado)
EE-IL-0268-9001
Russell, Kevin K. (District of Columbia)
EE-IL-0268-9001
Vann, Rae T. (District of Columbia)
EE-IL-0268-9001

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