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Randall D. Schmidt : Additional Activities

Litigation Activities

Cooper v. Salazar, 196 F.3d 809 (7thCir. 1999), 34 F. Supp. 2d 693 (N.D. Ill. 1999).
Class action challenge to the constitutionality of several new rules and procedures used by the Illinois Department of Human Rights Illinois in its investigation of the claims of victims of discrimination.
   
Evans v. Mitsubishi Motor Manufacturing of America, (No. 94-1545, C.D. Ill.).
I represented one of the 29 women who filed the original sexual harassment case against Mitsubishi. This case is one of the largest multi-plaintiff sexual harassment lawsuits ever filed against a single employer arising out of a single facility.
   
Congregation Kol Ami, v. Chicago Commission on Human Relations, 271 Ill. App. 3d 1065, 649 N.E.2d 470 (1st Dist. 1995).
Challenge to an injunction issued by the Circuit Court of Cook County prohibiting on First Amendment grounds the Chicago Commission on Human Relations from inquiring into the reasons (religion or sex discrimination) that Kol Ami discharged my client.
   
Foley v. Humana Health Plan, Inc., (Case No. 94 C 4974, N.D. Ill.).
Challenge to Humana's refusal to accommodate my client's religious beliefs concerning abortion.
   
Bennett v. Jett, 966 F.2d 207 (7th Cir. 1992); 827 F.2d 63 (7th Cir. 1987).
Class action challenge to the constitutionality of Illinois' decision to "dismiss" 2,600 claims of discrimination without ruling on the merits of each claim.
   
Herring v. Chicago Housing Authority, (No. 90 C 3797, N.D. Ill.).
Challenge to the constitutionality of CHA's "policy" attempting to evict my client and other tenants for protesting the CHA's "security sweeps" and "lock-downs" of public housing buildings in Chicago.