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Case Name EEOC v. CONSOLIDATED FREIGHTWAYS EE-IL-0056
Docket / Court 03 C 1714 ( 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 office filed this suit on March 10, 2003 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against Consolidated Freightways Corporation of Delaware, Inc. The complaint alleged that the defendant violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act by subjecting black ... read more >
The EEOC's Chicago office filed this suit on March 10, 2003 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against Consolidated Freightways Corporation of Delaware, Inc. The complaint alleged that the defendant violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act by subjecting black employees to a hostile work environment. Numerous status conferences were held prior to the court receiving notification of settlement from the parties on April 30, 2004. The settlement agreement explained that defendant had filed for bankruptcy. Each complainant was awarded a $77,500 "unsecured pre-petition" claim in the defendant's bankruptcy proceeding. There was no injunctive relief specified in the settlement agreement.

Jason Chester - 02/07/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Discrimination-area
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Pattern or Practice
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Consolidated Freightways Corporation of Delaware, 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 Settlement
Case Closing Year 2004
Case Ongoing No
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Docket(s)
1:03-cv-01714 (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0056-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/29/2004
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint
EE-IL-0056-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/10/2003
Settlement Agreement
EE-IL-0056-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/26/2004

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