Case: Woodall v. American Airlines, Inc.

3:06-cv-00072 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

Filed Date: Jan. 12, 2006

Closed Date: 2011

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Case Summary

On January 12, 2006, individuals who were either current or former pilots for American Airlines brought this class action lawsuit against the airline under 38 U.S.C. § 4301, et seq. (USERRA) in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. The plaintiff class consisted of all past and present pilots of American Airlines who are or were members of the United States Armed Services and who took military leave from January 2001 to 2006. Represented by an attorney from the Department o…

On January 12, 2006, individuals who were either current or former pilots for American Airlines brought this class action lawsuit against the airline under 38 U.S.C. § 4301, et seq. (USERRA) in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. The plaintiff class consisted of all past and present pilots of American Airlines who are or were members of the United States Armed Services and who took military leave from January 2001 to 2006. Represented by an attorney from the Department of Justice (DOJ) Civil Rights Division, the plaintiffs asked the court for injunctive and declaratory relief, alleging that American Airlines had violated USERRA by discriminating against pilots who took military leaves of absence. They claimed that they were unfairly charged fewer "in service" days which prevented them from bidding on a number of benefits including flight schedules, paid vacation time, and earned sick leave. Pilots who had taken comparable types of non-military leave were not similarly penalized.

On October 6, 2006, U.S. District Court Judge Barbara M.G. Lynn, issued a memorandum and order denying the defendant's motion to dismiss, and allowing the plaintiffs leave to amend their complaint concerning trip bidding. After filing two amended complaints, the plaintiffs filed a motion to certify class, preliminarily approve settlement agreement, and approve forms of class notice on April 17, 2008. On May 13, 2008, Judge Lynn issued an order conditionally agreeing to the plaintiffs' motion, and on August 1, 2008, the Judge issued a final order granting the plaintiffs' motion.

Pursuant to the settlement agreement, American Airlines agreed to comply with the provisions of USERRA, and provide all currently employed pilots who are in the Uniformed Services and who take a Qualified Leave all vacation and sick leave benefits that would be afforded such polite if they were not absent for such Qualified Leave. The agreement also provided that counsel for the class could, for nine months after the effective date, make up to three written inquiries upon American Airlines regarding the status of distributing monetary awards and providing the other remedial relief set forth in the agreement. The trip bidding claim was declared mooted by a separate settlement agreement between the parties and dismissed here.

In February 2009, American Airlines certified to the Court that implementation of the settlement had been completed. The case is now closed.

Summary Authors

Jane Wu (11/5/2007)

Saeeda Joseph-Charles (11/9/2016)

People

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Judge(s)

Lynn, Barbara M. (Texas)

Ramirez, Irma C. (Texas)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Becker, Grace Chung (District of Columbia)

Braniff, Andrew (District of Columbia)

Cunningham, John C. (District of Columbia)

Kim, Wan J. (District of Columbia)

Lander, Esther G. (District of Columbia)

Palmer, David J. (District of Columbia)

Roth, Christine M. (District of Columbia)

Tamburo, Esther Gwen (District of Columbia)

Judge(s)

Lynn, Barbara M. (Texas)

Ramirez, Irma C. (Texas)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Becker, Grace Chung (District of Columbia)

Braniff, Andrew (District of Columbia)

Cunningham, John C. (District of Columbia)

Kim, Wan J. (District of Columbia)

Lander, Esther G. (District of Columbia)

Palmer, David J. (District of Columbia)

Roth, Christine M. (District of Columbia)

Tamburo, Esther Gwen (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Allen, Margaret Hope (Texas)

Hartmann, Michelle LeGrand (Texas)

Miller, Ralph I (Texas)

Pappas, Nicholas J (New York)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

3:06-cv-00072

Docket (PACER)

Woodall v. American Airlines Inc

Aug. 20, 2007

Aug. 20, 2007

Docket
1

3:06-cv-00072

Complaint - Class Action

Jan. 12, 2006

Jan. 12, 2006

Complaint
18

3:06-cv-00072

Memorandum Opinion and Order

Woodall v. American Airlines Inc

Oct. 6, 2006

Oct. 6, 2006

Order/Opinion
25

3:06-cv-00072

Amended Complaint (Second)

Woodall v. American Airlines Inc

Jan. 16, 2007

Jan. 16, 2007

Complaint
44

3:06-cv-00072

Joint Motion for Conditional Certification of the Settlement Class, Preliminary Approval of the Settlement Agreement, and Approval of the Forms of Class Notice

April 17, 2008

April 17, 2008

Pleading / Motion / Brief
74

3:06-cv-00072

Final Order Approving Settlement, Certifying Class, and Directing Dismissal

Aug. 1, 2008

Aug. 1, 2008

Order/Opinion
78

3:06-cv-00072

Letter Re:Final Certification: Mark Wooddall, et al. v. American Airlines, Inc. ("American"), Case No. 3-06Cv-0072M.

Feb. 25, 2009

Feb. 25, 2009

Pleading / Motion / Brief

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4390019/woodall-v-american-airlines-inc/

Last updated Aug. 27, 2022, 3:12 a.m.

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COMPLAINT against American Airlines Inc filed by Mark Woodall, Michael P McMahon, Paul J Madson. (govt, no fee) (cxb, ) (Entered: 01/13/2006)

Jan. 12, 2006

Jan. 12, 2006

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***Magistrate Judge Irma C. Ramirez chosen by random selection to handle matters that may be referred in this case. (nap, )

Jan. 12, 2006

Jan. 12, 2006

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CERTIFICATE OF INTERESTED PERSONS/DISCLOSURE STATEMENT by Mark Woodall, Michael P McMahon, Paul J Madson. (nap, ) (Entered: 01/13/2006)

Jan. 12, 2006

Jan. 12, 2006

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Unopposed Motion for Extension of Time to File Answer by American Airlines Inc (nap, ) (Entered: 03/09/2006)

March 8, 2006

March 8, 2006

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UNOPPOSED MOTION to Extend Time to Move for Class Certification Pursuant to Local Rule 23.2 by Mark Woodall, Michael P McMahon, Paul J Madson (nap, ) (Entered: 03/13/2006)

March 9, 2006

March 9, 2006

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ORDER granting 4 UNOPPOSED MOTION to Extend Time to Move for Class Certification Pursuant to Local Rule 23.2. Plts' motion for class certification shall be filed upon such date to be determined by this Court upon its review of the parties' proposed scheduling order. (Signed by Judge Barbara M. G. Lynn on 3/14/06) (nap, ) (Entered: 03/15/2006)

March 14, 2006

March 14, 2006

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ORDER granting 3 Unopposed Motion for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint. American Airlines Inc answer due 4/12/2006. See order for specifics. (Signed by Judge Barbara M. G. Lynn on 3/14/06) (nap, ) (Entered: 03/15/2006)

March 14, 2006

March 14, 2006

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MOTION to Dismiss 1 Complaint, and, alternatively, MOTION to Strike by American Airlines Inc.. (mfw, ) (Entered: 04/12/2006)

April 12, 2006

April 12, 2006

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8

Brief in Support re 7 MOTION to Dismiss 1 Complaint, and, alternatively, MOTION to Strike filed by American Airlines Inc.. (mfw, ) (Entered: 04/12/2006)

April 12, 2006

April 12, 2006

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Appendix in Support re 7 MOTION to Dismiss 1 Complaint, and, alternatively, MOTION to Strike and Brief in Support Thereof filed by American Airlines Inc. (mfw, ) Additional attachment(s) added on 4/13/2006 (mfw, ). (Entered: 04/13/2006)

April 12, 2006

April 12, 2006

PACER
10

RESPONSE in Opposition filed by Mark Woodall, Michael P McMahon, Paul J Madson re 7 MOTION for Dismissal of Plaintiffs' Complaint, and, Alternatively, MOTION to Strike 1 Complaint (jyg, ) (Entered: 06/13/2006)

June 12, 2006

June 12, 2006

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REPLY Brief in Support filed by American Airlines Inc re 7 MOTION for Dismissal of Plaintiffs' Complaint, and, Alternatively, MOTION to Strike 1 Complaint (jyg, ) (Entered: 06/27/2006)

June 27, 2006

June 27, 2006

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Unopposed MOTION for Leave to File A Correction Page by Mark Woodall, Michael P McMahon, Paul J Madson (jyg, ) (Entered: 07/03/2006)

July 3, 2006

July 3, 2006

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Application and Order for Admission Pro Hac Vice by Nicholas J Pappas for American Airlines Inc (Signed by Judge Barbara M. G. Lynn on 7/3/06) (nap, ) (Entered: 07/05/2006)

July 3, 2006

July 3, 2006

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Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Barbara M. G. Lynn : Telephone Conference. The Court held a telephone conf. to advise the parties of a potential conflict of interest. The parties are directed to advise the Court within 5 business days whether such a conflict exists. (nap, ) (Entered: 07/10/2006)

July 5, 2006

July 5, 2006

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15

ORDER granting 12 Unopposed MOTION for Leave to File A Correction Page. See order for specifics. (Signed by Judge Barbara M. G. Lynn on 7/10/06) (nap, ) (Entered: 07/10/2006)

July 10, 2006

July 10, 2006

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16

NOTICE by American Airlines Inc regarding potential conflict of interest (nap, ) (Entered: 07/13/2006)

July 12, 2006

July 12, 2006

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Order Designating Case for ECF - see order for specifics. (Signed by Judge Barbara M. G. Lynn on 09/01/06) (axm, ) (Entered: 09/01/2006)

Sept. 1, 2006

Sept. 1, 2006

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Memorandum Opinion and Order denying 7 Motion to Dismiss and, Alternatively, to Strike filed by American Airlines Inc. Plaintiffs are granted leave to amend their Complaint concerning trip bidding so as to bring them in compliance with the pleading requirements of FRCvP 8(a)(2). Plaintiffs have until 10/30/06 to amend their Trip Bidding Claim, properly to state a claim for injunctive relief, or to seek monetary damages via an avenue that does not require that Plaintiffs' claim for monetary relief be incidental to a claim for injunctive relief, as is required by Rule 23(b)(2). Failure to amend will result in the dismissal of Plaintiff's Trip Bidding Claim. All other relief not expressly granted herein is denied. (Signed by Judge Barbara M. G. Lynn on 10/6/2006) (kdc, ) Additional attachment(s) added on 10/18/2006 (kdc, ). (Entered: 10/06/2006)

2 Text Searchable Version

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Oct. 6, 2006

Oct. 6, 2006

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AMENDED COMPLAINT against American Airlines Inc filed by Mark Woodall, Michael P McMahon, Paul J Madson.(Cunningham, John) (Entered: 10/30/2006)

Oct. 30, 2006

Oct. 30, 2006

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20

Unopposed Motion for Extension of Time to File Answer, Move or Otherwise Respond to Plaintiffs' First Amended Complaint by American Airlines Inc (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Hartmann, Michelle) (Entered: 10/31/2006)

2 Proposed Order

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Oct. 31, 2006

Oct. 31, 2006

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21

ORDER granting 20 Motion for Extension of Time to File Answer American Airlines Inc answer due 12/4/2006. (Signed by Judge Barbara M. G. Lynn on 11/1/06) (jrb, ) (Entered: 11/02/2006)

Nov. 1, 2006

Nov. 1, 2006

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22

MOTION for Partial Dismissal of 19 Amended Complaint by American Airlines Inc (Hartmann, Michelle) Modified on 12/5/2006 (jrb, ). (Entered: 12/04/2006)

Dec. 4, 2006

Dec. 4, 2006

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23

Brief/Memorandum in Support filed by American Airlines Inc re 22 MOTION for Partial Dismiss re 19 Amended Complaint (Hartmann, Michelle) (Entered: 12/04/2006)

Dec. 4, 2006

Dec. 4, 2006

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24

Appendix in Support filed by American Airlines Inc re 22 MOTION for Partial Dismiss re 19 Amended Complaint (Attachments: # 1 App. 1 - 40# 2 App. 41 - 80# 3 App. 81 - 119# 4 App. 120 - 158# 5 App. 159 - 198# 6 App. 199 - 239# 7 App. 240 - 277# 8 App. 278 - 308# 9 App. 309 - 352# 10 App. 353 - 388# 11 App. 389 - 435# 12 App. 436 - 483# 13 App. 484 - 521# 14 App. 522 - 563# 15 App. 564 - 595# 16 App. 596 - 636# 17 App. 637 - 679# 18 App. 680 - 703# 19 App. 704 - 733) (Hartmann, Michelle) (Entered: 12/04/2006)

2 App. 1 - 40

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7 App. 199 - 239

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8 App. 240 - 277

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10 App. 309 - 352

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11 App. 353 - 388

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12 App. 389 - 435

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15 App. 522 - 563

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16 App. 564 - 595

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17 App. 596 - 636

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18 App. 637 - 679

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19 App. 680 - 703

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20 App. 704 - 733

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Dec. 4, 2006

Dec. 4, 2006

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AMENDED COMPLAINT SECOND against American Airlines Inc filed by Mark Woodall, Michael P McMahon, Paul J Madson. (Cunningham, John) (Entered: 01/16/2007)

Jan. 16, 2007

Jan. 16, 2007

PACER
26

RESPONSE in Opposition filed by Mark Woodall, Michael P McMahon, Paul J Madson re 22 MOTION for Partial Dismiss re 19 Amended Complaint (Cunningham, John) (Entered: 01/16/2007)

Jan. 16, 2007

Jan. 16, 2007

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DEMAND for Trial by Jury by Mark Woodall, Michael P McMahon, Paul J Madson. See Second Amended Complaint. (jyg)

Jan. 16, 2007

Jan. 16, 2007

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27

(LETTER) REPLY filed by American Airlines Inc re 22 MOTION for Partial Dismiss re 19 Amended Complaint (Miller, Ralph) Modified on 2/1/2007 (jb). (Entered: 01/31/2007)

Jan. 31, 2007

Jan. 31, 2007

PACER
28

ORDER denying as moot 22 Motion for Partial Dismissal of Plaintiffs' Amended Complaint and Plaintiffs' Opposition thereto. Ordered that Defendant shall have 10 days from the date of this Order to answer Plaintiffs' Second Amended Complaint. (Signed by Judge Barbara M. G. Lynn on 2/1/07) (jrb) (Entered: 02/02/2007)

Feb. 1, 2007

Feb. 1, 2007

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29

ANSWER to Amended Complaint / Answer and Affirmative Defenses to Plaintiffs' Second Amended Purported Class Action Complaint by American Airlines Inc (Hartmann, Michelle) (Entered: 02/15/2007)

Feb. 15, 2007

Feb. 15, 2007

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30

ORDER REQUIRING SCHEDULING CONFERENCE AND REPORT FOR CONTENTS OF SCHEDULING ORDER.Proposed Scheduling Order due by 6/19/2007. (Signed by Judge Barbara M. G. Lynn on 5/8/07) (Attachments: # 1 consent letter # 2consent form) (jrb) (Entered: 05/08/2007)

2 consent letter

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May 8, 2007

May 8, 2007

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31

Proposal for contents of scheduling and discovery order / Joint Report Regarding Contents of Scheduling Order by Mark Woodall, Michael P McMahon, Paul J Madson, American Airlines Inc. (Hartmann, Michelle) (Entered: 06/19/2007)

June 19, 2007

June 19, 2007

PACER
32

NOTICE by Mark Woodall, Michael P McMahon, Paul J Madson, American Airlines Inc re 31 Proposed Scheduling and Discovery Order (Allen, Margaret) (Entered: 06/27/2007)

June 27, 2007

June 27, 2007

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33

Unopposed MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney Christine M. Roth by Mark Woodall, Michael P McMahon, Paul J Madson (Cunningham, John) (Entered: 07/27/2007)

July 27, 2007

July 27, 2007

PACER
34

ORDER granting 33 Plaintiffs' Unopposed Motion for Withdrawal of Appearance Pursuant to Local Rule 83.12. The Clerk of the Court may remove Mrs. Roth's name from the docket and take any other appropriate action in accordance with this Order. (Signed by Judge Barbara M. G. Lynn on 7/3/07) (klm) (Entered: 07/30/2007)

July 30, 2007

July 30, 2007

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35

SCHEDULING ORDER:Discovery due by 4/30/2008. Pretrial Conference set for 2/2/2010 09:00 AM before Judge Barbara M. G. Lynn. Jury Trial set on the Court's three-week docket for 2/10/2010 09:00 AM before Judge Barbara M. G. Lynn. Proposed Pretrial Order due by 1/20/2010. Pretrial Materials due by 1/20/2010. Settlement Status Report due by 5/30/2009. Joinder of Parties: No later than thirty (30) days following the Court's ruling on the Motion for Class Certification. Amendment of Pleadings: No later than thirty (30) days following the Court's ruling on the Motion for Class Certification. Dispositive Motions: All motions that would dispose of all or any part of this case, including motions for summary judgment, shall be filed no later than thirty (30) days after the close of merits-based discovery. (see order for specifics) (Signed by Judge Barbara M. G. Lynn on 08/20/07) (lmp) Modified on 8/22/2007 (lmp). (Entered: 08/20/2007)

Aug. 20, 2007

Aug. 20, 2007

PACER
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Agreed Joint MOTION to Extend Time Deadlines in the Court's Scheduling Order by Mark Woodall, Michael P McMahon, Paul J Madson (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Proposed Amended Scheduling Order) (Cunningham, John) Modified on 11/29/2007 (lmp) (Entered: 11/28/2007)

2 Exhibit Proposed Amended Scheduling Order

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Nov. 28, 2007

Nov. 28, 2007

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ORDER granting 36 Agreed Joint Motion to Extend Deadlines in the Court's Scheduling Order. (see order for specifics) (Signed by Judge Barbara M. G. Lynn on 11/30/07) (klm) (Entered: 12/03/2007)

Nov. 30, 2007

Nov. 30, 2007

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38

STATUS REPORT Regarding Settlement Negotiations by Mark Woodall, Michael P McMahon, Paul J Madson, American Airlines Inc. (Cunningham, John) (Entered: 01/09/2008)

Jan. 9, 2008

Jan. 9, 2008

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39

STIPULATION by Mark Woodall, Michael P McMahon, Paul J Madson to Extend Expert Designation Deadlines in Court's Scheduling Order. (Cunningham, John) (Entered: 02/26/2008)

Feb. 26, 2008

Feb. 26, 2008

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Second STIPULATION by Mark Woodall, Michael P McMahon, Paul J Madson, American Airlines Inc to Extend Expert Designation Deadlines in Court's Scheduling Order. (Cunningham, John) Modified on 4/1/2008 (klm). (Entered: 03/31/2008)

March 31, 2008

March 31, 2008

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41

Joint MOTION to Stay the Litigation and All Deadlines in the Court's Scheduling Order by Mark Woodall, Michael P McMahon, Paul J Madson, American Airlines Inc. (Cunningham, John) Modified on 4/3/2008 (tln). (Entered: 04/03/2008)

April 3, 2008

April 3, 2008

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42

ORDER granting 41 Agreed Joint Motion to Stay the Litigation and All Deadlines in the Court's Scheduling Order. (See Order for specifics) (Signed by Judge Barbara M. G. Lynn on 4/4/08) (skt) (Entered: 04/04/2008)

April 4, 2008

April 4, 2008

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43

STATUS REPORT Letter re: Plaintiff Paul Madson's Settlement Agreement by Mark Woodall, Michael P McMahon, Paul J Madson. (Cunningham, John) (Entered: 04/16/2008)

April 16, 2008

April 16, 2008

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Joint MOTION to Certify Class, Preliminarily Approve Settlement Agreement, and Approve Forms of Class Notice by Mark Woodall, Michael P McMahon, Paul J Madson with Brief/Memorandum in Support. (Cunningham, John) (Entered: 04/17/2008)

April 17, 2008

April 17, 2008

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Brief/Memorandum in Support filed by Mark Woodall, Michael P McMahon, Paul J Madson re 44 Joint MOTION to Certify Class, Preliminarily Approve Settlement Agreement, and Approve Forms of Class Notice (Cunningham, John) (Entered: 04/17/2008)

April 17, 2008

April 17, 2008

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Appendix in Support/Proposed Settlement Agreement filed by Mark Woodall, Michael P McMahon, Paul J Madson re 44 Joint MOTION to Certify Class, Preliminarily Approve Settlement Agreement, and Approve Forms of Class Notice, 45 Brief/Memorandum in Support of Motion Including Settlement Agreement and Exhibits (Cunningham, John) Modified on 4/18/2008 (npk). (Entered: 04/17/2008)

April 17, 2008

April 17, 2008

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Brief/Memorandum in Support filed by American Airlines Inc re 44 Joint MOTION to Certify Class, Preliminarily Approve Settlement Agreement, and Approve Forms of Class Notice (Miller, Ralph) (Entered: 04/17/2008)

April 17, 2008

April 17, 2008

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ORDER SETTING HEARING. A hearing on the 44 preliminary approval of a settlement agreement is hereby SET in this case for Tuesday, May 13, 2008, at 2:00 p.m. before Judge Barbara M. G. Lynn. (Signed by Judge Barbara M. G. Lynn on 4/21/08) (tln) (Entered: 04/21/2008)

April 21, 2008

April 21, 2008

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SUPPLEMENTAL Memorandum of Law filed by American Airlines Inc re 44 Joint MOTION to Certify Class, Preliminarily Approve Settlement Agreement, and Approve Forms of Class Notice | (Allen, Margaret) Modified on 5/9/2008 (svc). (Entered: 05/08/2008)

May 8, 2008

May 8, 2008

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Appendix in Support filed by American Airlines Inc re 49 Brief/Memorandum in Support of Motion (Attachments: # 1 App. 1-40, # 2 App. 41-79, # 3 App. 80-110, # 4 App. 111-149, # 5 App. 150-185, # 6 App. 186-195, # 7 App. 196-234, # 8 App. 235-269, # 9 App. 270-295, # 10 App. 296-322, # 11 App. 323-343) (Allen, Margaret) (Entered: 05/08/2008)

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May 8, 2008

May 8, 2008

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ORDER CONDITIONALLY CERTIFYING THE SETTLEMENT CLASS, PRELIMINARY APPROVING THE AGREEMENT, APPROVING FORMS OF CLASS NOTICE AND SCHEDULING A FAIRNESS HEARING: The Fairness hearing will be held on 7/24/08 at 9:00 AM. (See Order for specifics) (Signed by Judge Barbara M. G. Lynn on 5/13/08) (skt) (Entered: 05/15/2008)

May 13, 2008

May 13, 2008

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Set/Reset Hearings: Fairness Hearing set for 7/24/2008 09:00 AM before Judge Barbara M. G. Lynn. (skt)

May 13, 2008

May 13, 2008

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Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Barbara M. G. Lynn: Settlement Hearing held on 5/13/08. Attorney Appearances: Plaintiff - Counsel of record; Defense - Counsel of record. (Court Reporter Sue Engledow.) Time in Court: 1 hr 20 min. (npk) (Entered: 05/16/2008)

May 16, 2008

May 16, 2008

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Joint MOTION to Seal Document - File Paul J. Madson's Individual Confidential Settlement Agreement Under Seal filed by Mark Woodall, Michael P McMahon, Paul J Madson, American Airlines Inc (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order) (Allen, Margaret) (Entered: 05/21/2008)

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May 21, 2008

May 21, 2008

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ORDER granting 53 Joint Motion to File Paul J. Madson's Individual Confidential Settlement Agreement Under Seal. (Signed by Judge Barbara M. G. Lynn on 5/22/08) (skt) (Entered: 05/22/2008)

May 22, 2008

May 22, 2008

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TRANSCRIPT of Preliminary Settlement Hearing Proceedings held on May 13, 2008 before Judge Barbara M.G. Lynn. Court Reporter/Transcriber P. Sue Engledow, Telephone number 214.753.2325. Parties are notified of their duty to review the transcript. A copy may be purchased from the court reporter or viewed at the clerk's office public terminal. If redaction is necessary, a Redaction Request - Transcript must be filed within 21 days. If no such Request is filed, the transcript will be made available via PACER without redaction after 90 calendar days. The clerk will mail a copy of this notice to parties not electronically noticed. Redaction Request due 6/12/2008. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 6/23/2008. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 8/20/2008. (pse) (Entered: 05/22/2008)

May 22, 2008

May 22, 2008

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Joint MOTION Final Approval of the Settlement Agreement filed by Mark Woodall, Michael P McMahon, Paul J Madson (Cunningham, John) (Entered: 07/17/2008)

July 17, 2008

July 17, 2008

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Brief/Memorandum in Support filed by Mark Woodall, Michael P McMahon, Paul J Madson re 57 Joint MOTION Final Approval of the Settlement Agreement (Cunningham, John) (Entered: 07/17/2008)

July 17, 2008

July 17, 2008

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Appendix in Support filed by Mark Woodall, Michael P McMahon, Paul J Madson re 58 Brief/Memorandum in Support of Motion, 57 Joint MOTION Final Approval of the Settlement Agreement (Cunningham, John) (Entered: 07/17/2008)

July 17, 2008

July 17, 2008

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Brief/Memorandum in Support filed by American Airlines Inc re 57 Joint MOTION Final Approval of the Settlement Agreement and Response to Objections (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order) (Hartmann, Michelle) (Entered: 07/17/2008)

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July 17, 2008

July 17, 2008

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Appendix in Support filed by American Airlines Inc re 60 Brief/Memorandum in Support of Motion (Joint) for Final Approval of Settlement and Response to Objections (Hartmann, Michelle) (Entered: 07/17/2008)

July 17, 2008

July 17, 2008

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SUPPLEMENTAL MEMORANDUM in Further Support filed by American Airlines Inc re 57 Joint MOTION Final Approval of the Settlement Agreement (Supplemental Memorandum in Further Support) (Hartmann, Michelle) Modified on 7/21/2008/Modified title (cxb). (Entered: 07/17/2008)

July 17, 2008

July 17, 2008

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Appendix in Support filed by American Airlines Inc re 62 Brief/Memorandum in Support of Motion (Supplemental) Memorandum in Further Support of Joint Motion for Final Approval of Settlement and Response to Objections (Hartmann, Michelle) (Entered: 07/17/2008)

July 17, 2008

July 17, 2008

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Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Barbara M. G. Lynn: Motion Hearing held on 7/24/08 re 57 Motion for Approval of Settlement Agreement filed by Michael P McMahon, Mark Woodall, Paul J Madson. Attorney Appearances: Plaintiff - Esther Tamburo-Lander/Andrew Braniff; Defense - Ralph Miller/Erin Echols/Michelle Hartmann-Murawski/Margaret Allen. (Court Reporter Sue Engledow) Time in Court: 55 mins. (tln) (Entered: 07/24/2008)

July 24, 2008

July 24, 2008

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ORDER SETTING HEARING: A continuation of the hearing on the final approval of a settlement agreement will be held 7/30/2008 at 9:00 a.m. (Signed by Judge Barbara M. G. Lynn on 7/28/08) (klm) (Entered: 07/28/2008)

July 28, 2008

July 28, 2008

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Unopposed MOTION to Seal Document re Notice of Filing Objections at Dkt No. 56 filed by Mark Woodall, Michael P McMahon, Paul J Madson (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Tab 1 to Unopposed Motion) (Cunningham, John) (Entered: 07/29/2008)

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July 29, 2008

July 29, 2008

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NOTICE of Filing Supplemental Objection filed by Mark Woodall, Michael P McMahon, Paul J Madson (Cunningham, John) (Entered: 07/29/2008)

July 29, 2008

July 29, 2008

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MOTION for Leave to File Redacted Version of the Notice filed by Mark Woodall, Michael P McMahon, Paul J Madson. (see doc. 67 for image) (klm)

July 29, 2008

July 29, 2008

PACER
69

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Barbara M. G. Lynn: Motion Hearing held on 07/30/08 re 57 Joint MOTION Final Approval of the Settlement Agreement filed by Michael P McMahon, Mark Woodall, Paul J Madson. Attorney Appearances: Plaintiff - Esteher Tamburo-Lander, Andrew Braniff; Defense - Ralph Miller/Erin Echols/Michelle Hartmann-Murawski/Margaret Allen. (Court Reporter Sue Engledow.) Time in Court: 1hr 45min. (lmp) (Entered: 07/31/2008)

July 30, 2008

July 30, 2008

PACER
70

TRANSCRIPT of Settlement Proceedings held on July 24, 2008 before Judge Barbara M.G. Lynn. Court Reporter/Transcriber P. Sue Engledow, Telephone number 214.753.2325. Parties are notified of their duty to review the transcript. A copy may be purchased from the court reporter or viewed at the clerk's office public terminal. If redaction is necessary, a Redaction Request - Transcript must be filed within 21 days. If no such Request is filed, the transcript will be made available via PACER without redaction after 90 calendar days. The clerk will mail a copy of this notice to parties not electronically noticed. Redaction Request due 8/21/2008. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 9/2/2008. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 10/29/2008. (pse) (Entered: 07/31/2008)

July 31, 2008

July 31, 2008

PACER
71

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Barbara M. G. Lynn: Telephone Conference on the Joint Motion for Final Approval of the Settlement. Attorney Appearances: Plaintiff - Esther Tamburo-Lander; Andrew Braniff; Defense - Ralph Miller, Erin Eckols, Michelle Hartmann-Murawski, Jennifer Brandeis. (Court Reporter Sue Engledow.) Time in Court: /15. (klm) (Entered: 08/01/2008)

Aug. 1, 2008

Aug. 1, 2008

PACER
72

ORDER granting 67 Unopposed MOTION to Permanently Seal Notice of Filing Objections at Dkt No. 56. and Request for Leave to File Redacted Version of the Notice. (see order) (Signed by Judge Barbara M. G. Lynn on 08/01/08) (lmp) (Entered: 08/04/2008)

Aug. 1, 2008

Aug. 1, 2008

PACER
73

NOTICE of Filing Objections to Settlement Agreement (Redacted) filed by Mark Woodall, Michael P McMahon, Paul J Madson. (lmp) (Entered: 08/04/2008)

Aug. 1, 2008

Aug. 1, 2008

PACER
74

Final Order Approving Settlement, Certifying Class, and Directing Dismissal. (see order) (Signed by Judge Barbara M. G. Lynn on 08/01/08) (lmp) (Entered: 08/04/2008)

Aug. 1, 2008

Aug. 1, 2008

RECAP
75

TRANSCRIPT of Settlement Proceedings held on July 24, 2008 before Judge Barbara M.G. Lynn. Court Reporter/Transcriber P. Sue Engledow, Telephone number 214.753.2325. Parties are notified of their duty to review the transcript. A copy may be purchased from the court reporter or viewed at the clerk's office public terminal. If redaction is necessary, a Redaction Request - Transcript must be filed within 21 days. If no such Request is filed, the transcript will be made available via PACER without redaction after 90 calendar days. The clerk will mail a copy of this notice to parties not electronically noticed. Redaction Request due 8/29/2008. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 9/8/2008. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 11/6/2008. (pse) (Entered: 08/08/2008)

Aug. 8, 2008

Aug. 8, 2008

PACER
76

TRANSCRIPT of Settlement (Cont'd) Proceedings held on July 30 & August 1, 2008 before Judge Barbara M.G. Lynn. Court Reporter/Transcriber P. Sue Engledow, Telephone number 214.753.2325. Parties are notified of their duty to review the transcript. A copy may be purchased from the court reporter or viewed at the clerk's office public terminal. If redaction is necessary, a Redaction Request - Transcript must be filed within 21 days. If no such Request is filed, the transcript will be made available via PACER without redaction after 90 calendar days. The clerk will mail a copy of this notice to parties not electronically noticed. Redaction Request due 8/29/2008. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 9/8/2008. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 11/6/2008. (pse) (Entered: 08/08/2008)

Aug. 8, 2008

Aug. 8, 2008

PACER
77

Supplemental Document by American Airlines Inc Letter notifying Court, in accordance with Court's Minute Order of 8/1/08, American Airlines has posed notificiation of all Settlement Class Members on its website. (Hartmann, Michelle) (Entered: 09/02/2008)

Sept. 2, 2008

Sept. 2, 2008

PACER
78

NOTICE of Final Certification filed by American Airlines Inc (Hartmann, Michelle) (Entered: 02/25/2009)

Feb. 25, 2009

Feb. 25, 2009

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: Texas

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Jan. 12, 2006

Closing Date: 2011

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

All past and present pilots of American Airlines who are or were members of the United States Armed Services and who took military leave from January 2001 to 2006.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

American Airlines, Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), 38 U.S.C. § 4301

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Monetary Relief

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Order Duration: 2008 - 2011

Content of Injunction:

Follow recruitment, hiring, or promotion protocols

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Accommodation / Leave

Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)

Pay / Benefits

Discrimination-basis:

Military status discrimination