Case: Karen Gehrt v. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Cooperative Extension Service

1:96-cv-01317 | U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois

Filed Date: May 9, 1996

Closed Date: 1999

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Case Summary

On May 9, 1996, a female former employee of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign filed a lawsuit under Title VII, the Equal Pay Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 in the Central District of Illinois against the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Cooperative Extension Service. The complaint alleged that the defendant (1) subjected the plaintiff to sexual harassment in violation of Title VII, (2) violated the Equal Pay Act, (3) subjected the plaintiff to a…

On May 9, 1996, a female former employee of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign filed a lawsuit under Title VII, the Equal Pay Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 in the Central District of Illinois against the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Cooperative Extension Service. The complaint alleged that the defendant (1) subjected the plaintiff to sexual harassment in violation of Title VII, (2) violated the Equal Pay Act, (3) subjected the plaintiff to age discrimination in violation of the ADEA, and (4) retaliated against the plaintiff in violation of Title VII.

On July 12, 1996, the defendant filed a motion to dismiss asserting several bases, including Eleventh Amendment immunity. The District Court (Judge Joe Billy McDade) sought input from the Department of Justice ("DOJ"), because the defendant attacked the constitutionality of Title VII, the Equal Pay Act, and the ADEA as the apply to the states. On October 8, 1996, the proceedings were stayed pending a response from the DOJ regarding its intentions to intervene. On January 22, 1997, the DOJ's motion to intervene was granted.

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On July 11, 1997, the court granted in part and denied in part the defendant's motion to dismiss. The court found that none of the claims were barred by Eleventh Amendment immunity. Gehrt v. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Cooperative Extension Service, 974 F. Supp. 1179 (C.D. Ill. 1997). The court also struck all claims for punitive damages.

The plaintiff filed an amended complaint on July 23, 1997.

In June 1999, the parties reached a settlement. The plaintiff moved the court to enforce the terms of the settlement agreement.

On August 20, 1999, the court granted the parties' stipulation of dismissal and dismissed the case.

Summary Authors

Kaitlin Corkran (4/5/2008)

People


Judge(s)

Bernthal, David G. (Illinois)

McDade, Joe Billy (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bucher, Bradley Roger (Illinois)

Feldman, Howard W. (Illinois)

Filbert, Walker R. (Illinois)

Seeley, Sharon (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Heinrich, Fred K. (Illinois)

Klaus, Richard P. (Illinois)

Massock, Elaine (Illinois)

Judge(s)

Bernthal, David G. (Illinois)

McDade, Joe Billy (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bucher, Bradley Roger (Illinois)

Feldman, Howard W. (Illinois)

Filbert, Walker R. (Illinois)

Seeley, Sharon (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Heinrich, Fred K. (Illinois)

Klaus, Richard P. (Illinois)

Massock, Elaine (Illinois)

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1:96-cv-01317

Docket [PACER]

Gehrt v. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Cooperative Extension Service

Aug. 20, 1999

Aug. 20, 1999

Docket
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1:96-cv-01317

Opinion

Gehrt v. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Cooperative Extension Service

974 F.Supp. 1178

July 11, 1997

July 11, 1997

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

Last updated July 18, 2022, 3:03 a.m.

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COMPLAINT (no summons(es) issued); case referred to Mag. Judge David G. Bernthal (MT, ilcd) (Entered: 05/09/1996)

May 9, 1996

May 9, 1996

FILING FEE PAID on 5/9/96 in the amount of $ 120.00 receipt # 031607. (MT, ilcd) (Entered: 05/09/1996)

May 9, 1996

May 9, 1996

NOTICE OF LAWSUIT ; Waiver(s) of Service due on 7/8/96 for University Il Coop (MT, ilcd) (Entered: 05/09/1996)

May 9, 1996

May 9, 1996

MINUTE-ENTRY: Judge Harold A. Baker recuses himself in this matter and the file is forwarded to Chief Judge Mihm for reassignment. File mailed to Peoria Clerk's Office. (cc: all counsel) (SJ, ilcd) (Entered: 06/21/1996)

June 21, 1996

June 21, 1996

MINUTE-ENTRY: by Chief Judge Michael M. Mihm transferring case to the Peoria Division. Old case number in Urbana was 96-2121; new case number in Peoria is 96-1317. All future pleadings are to be filed in the Peoria Division. (cc: all counsel) (VB, ilcd) (Entered: 06/27/1996)

June 21, 1996

June 21, 1996

Original file, transfer order received from Danv/Urb [96-2121]. Case assigned to Judge Joe B. McDade. Case referred to Mag. Judge Robert J. Kauffman. (VB, ilcd) Modified on 08/12/1996 (Entered: 06/27/1996)

June 21, 1996

June 21, 1996

2

MOTION by defendant University Il Coop to dismiss pursuant to rule 12(b)(1) and 12(b)(6) by Board of Trustees of the U of I sued under the misnomer U of I at Urbana-Champaign Cooperative Extension Service (HK, ilcd) (Entered: 07/15/1996)

July 12, 1996

July 12, 1996

3

MEMORANDUM OF LAW IN SUPPORT of motion to dismiss pursuant to rule 12(b)(1) and 12(b)(6) [2-1] by defendant Board of Trustees of the U of I sued under the misnomer U of I At Urbana-Champaign Cooperative Extension Service (HK, ilcd) (Entered: 07/15/1996)

July 12, 1996

July 12, 1996

MINUTE-ENTRY: by Mag. Judge Robert J. Kauffman setting hearing re motion to dismiss pursuant to rule 12(b)(1) and 12(b)(6) [2-1] at 2:00, Thursday, 8/22/96 via phone. Court to call. (cc: all counsel) (LR, ilcd) (Entered: 07/16/1996)

July 15, 1996

July 15, 1996

4

WAIVER OF SERVICE returned by defendant University Il Coop on 6/12/96 ; Answers due on 9/16/96 for University Il Coop (HK, ilcd) (Entered: 07/18/1996)

July 17, 1996

July 17, 1996

5

MOTION by plaintiff Karen Gehrt to extend time to respond to deft's motion to dismiss (HK, ilcd) (Entered: 07/25/1996)

July 25, 1996

July 25, 1996

6

ORDER by Mag. Judge Robert J. Kauffman granting motion to extend time to respond to deft's motion to dismiss [5-1]. Response to motion to dismiss pursuant to rule 12(b)(1) and 12(b)(6) [2-1] is now due by 8/2/96 (cc: all counsel) (HK, ilcd) (Entered: 07/26/1996)

July 26, 1996

July 26, 1996

7

MEMORANDUM IN OPPOSITION motion to dismiss pursuant to rule 12(b)(1) and 12(b)(6) [2-1] by plaintiff Karen Gehrt (HK, ilcd) (Entered: 08/01/1996)

Aug. 1, 1996

Aug. 1, 1996

MINUTE-ENTRY: by Mag. Judge Robert J. Kauffman. Parties present via phone by Attys Felman and Bucher/Heinrich for Motion hearing. Same held at 2:00 Thursday, 8/22/96. Arguments by counsel. Court is taking under advisement on 8/22/96 motion to dismiss pursuant to rule 12(b)(1) and 12(b)(6) [2-1]. (cc: all counsel) (VB, ilcd) (Entered: 08/23/1996)

Aug. 22, 1996

Aug. 22, 1996

8

ORDER by Mag. Judge Robert J. Kauffman.Before this Court is a motion to dismiss [2-1]. As explained in this order, the court seeks input from the US Dept of Justice pursuant to 28 USC, Section 2403. Therefore the Court certifies this question to the AG of the US and requests a response as to whether the US intends to intervene in this action pursuant to 28:2403(a). Clerk shall notify the AG of the US of the attack on the constitutionality of the following statutes: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of l964; the Equal Pay Act; and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 as they apply to the states. Clerk is directed to send a copy of the complaint, motion to dismiss and this order to the AG of the US and to the US Attorney for the Central District of IL along with the notice. Further ordered that case is STAYED pending a decision by the AG as to intervention on the constitutional questions. Case is set for Telephone Status hearing at 9:30am on Monday, 12/9/96; via phone, Court to set up the call and is to include James Lewis, Asst US Atty. (cc: all counsel) (HK, ilcd) (Entered: 10/08/1996)

Oct. 8, 1996

Oct. 8, 1996

MINUTE-ENTRY: by Mag. Judge Robert J. Kauffman. Parties present via phone by Attys Feldman/Heinrich/Seeley/Lewis for Status hearing held at 9:30 Monday, 12/9/96. USA to be joining in this case and will file a pleading by 12/23/96; Mtn filing ddl for USA to file a pleading is 12/23/96. Response to pleading by parties due by 1/14/97; misc ddl for response to pleading to be filed by parties is 1/14/97. When motion is at rest, the Court will schedule a discovery conference. (cc: all counsel) (VB, ilcd) (Entered: 12/10/1996)

Dec. 9, 1996

Dec. 9, 1996

10

MOTION by intervenor-plaintiff USA to intervene by USA (VB, ilcd) (Entered: 12/23/1996)

Dec. 20, 1996

Dec. 20, 1996

11

NOTICE OF MOTION by intervenor-plaintiff USA (VB, ilcd) (Entered: 12/26/1996)

Dec. 20, 1996

Dec. 20, 1996

12

MOTION by defendant University Il Coop for leave to file brief in excess of page limitation instanter (HK, ilcd) (Entered: 01/17/1997)

Jan. 14, 1997

Jan. 14, 1997

MINUTE-ENTRY: by Mag. Judge Robert J. Kauffman granting motion for leave to file brief in excess of page limitation instanter [12-1] (cc: all counsel) (HK, ilcd) (Entered: 01/17/1997)

Jan. 17, 1997

Jan. 17, 1997

13

REPLY by defendant University Il Coop to response to motion to dismiss pursuant to rule 12(b)(1) and 12(b)(6) [2-1] filed as Defendant's Memorandum in Response to United States' Complaint in Intervention and Memorandum (HK, ilcd) (Entered: 01/17/1997)

Jan. 17, 1997

Jan. 17, 1997

14

Citation to SUPPLEMENTAL Authority/MEMORANDUM by intervenor-plaintiff USA to motion to dismiss pursuant to rule 12(b)(1) and 12(b)(6) [2-1] (HK, ilcd) (Entered: 01/23/1997)

Jan. 21, 1997

Jan. 21, 1997

MINUTE-ENTRY: by Mag. Judge Robert J. Kauffman granting motion to intervene by USA [10-1], LIFTING STAY [8-2] and case is set for hearing on motion to dismiss pursuant to rule 12(b)(1) and 12(b)(6) [2-1] at 2:00pm on Friday, 2/21/97;via phone, Court to set up the call. (cc: all counsel) (HK, ilcd) (Entered: 01/22/1997)

Jan. 22, 1997

Jan. 22, 1997

15

CERTIFICATE of service & notice of filing (re:rule 26 disclosures) by defendant University Il Coop (HK, ilcd) (Entered: 02/03/1997)

Feb. 3, 1997

Feb. 3, 1997

16

MOTION by intervenor-plaintiff USA for leave to file sur-reply in opposition to Deft's motion to dismis instanter (HK, ilcd) (Entered: 02/05/1997)

Feb. 4, 1997

Feb. 4, 1997

MINUTE-ENTRY: by Mag. Judge Robert J. Kauffman granting motion for leave to file sur-reply in opposition to Deft's motion to dismiss instanter [16-1] (cc: all counsel) (HK, ilcd) (Entered: 02/10/1997)

Feb. 10, 1997

Feb. 10, 1997

17

United States' Sur-Reply/RESPONSE by intervenor-plaintiff USA in Opposition to Deft's Motion to Dismiss [2-1] (HK, ilcd) (Entered: 02/10/1997)

Feb. 10, 1997

Feb. 10, 1997

MINUTE-ENTRY: by Mag. Judge Robert J. Kauffman. Parties present via phone by Attys Bucher/Heinrich/Lewis for Seeley for Motion hearing re: #2-motion to dismiss. Same held. Argument by counsel. Court is taking under advisement on 2/21/97 motion to dismiss pursuant to rule 12(b)(1) and 12(b)(6) [2-1]. (cc: all counsel) (VB, ilcd) (Entered: 02/21/1997)

Feb. 21, 1997

Feb. 21, 1997

18

MAGISTRATE'S RECOMMENDATION re: motion to dismiss pursuant to rule 12(b)(1) and 12(b)(6) [2-1] by University Il Coop (recommending motion be allowed in part - punitive damages should be stricken from all prayers for relief - and denied in all other regards. by Mag. Judge Robert J. Kauffman Case referral terminated. Written objections due within 10 working days. (cc: all counsel) (SH, ilcd) (Entered: 05/23/1997)

May 22, 1997

May 22, 1997

19

OBJECTIONS by defendant University Il Coop to magistrate's recommendation [18-1] (SH, ilcd) (Entered: 06/11/1997)

June 9, 1997

June 9, 1997

20

MOTION by defendant University Il Coop for leave to file supplement to objections to judge magistrate's report & recommendation instanter (HK, ilcd) (Entered: 06/16/1997)

June 13, 1997

June 13, 1997

MINUTE-ENTRY: by Judge Joe B. McDade denying as untimely motion for leave to file supplement to objections to judge magistrate's report & recommendation instanter [20-1] (cc: all counsel) (SH, ilcd) (Entered: 06/20/1997)

June 19, 1997

June 19, 1997

21

RESPONSE by intervenor-plaintiff USA to defendantn's objections to the Magistrate Judge's Report and Recommendation [19-1] (SH, ilcd) (Entered: 06/26/1997)

June 25, 1997

June 25, 1997

22

ORDER by Judge Joe B. McDade Ordered that Defendant's objections [19-1] are granted in part and denied in part. The report & recommendation of the Magistrate Judge [18-1] is adopted in part and rejected in part. Defendant's motion to dismiss pursuant to rule 12(b)(1) and 12(b)(6) [2-1] is granted in part and denied in part. The following portions of Plaintiff's Complaint are Stricken: (1) all prayers for punitive damages; (2) paragraph 29, subsections (d), (e) and (g), and the phrase "below average performance reviews and" in subsection (a); (3) paragraph 42; and (4) paragraph 48, subsections (a) through (f). IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Plaintiff shall file an Amended Complaint reflecting these changes within 14 days of being served with this Order. If plaintiff wishes to allege a "willful" violation of the Equal Pay Act in Count II, she must affirmatively do so in the Amended Complaint ; misc ddl for amended complaint set 7/25/97 . Case referred to Mag. Judge Robert J. Kauffman for further proceedings. (cc: all counsel) (SH, ilcd) (Entered: 07/11/1997)

July 11, 1997

July 11, 1997

23

AMENDED COMPLAINT by plaintiff Karen Gehrt [1-1] (SH, ilcd) (Entered: 07/23/1997)

July 23, 1997

July 23, 1997

24

ANSWER and Affirmative Defenses to First Amended Complaint and Motion to Strike Certain Allegations by defendant (SH, ilcd) (Entered: 08/06/1997)

Aug. 1, 1997

Aug. 1, 1997

24

Answer and AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSES to First Amended Comlaint and Motion to Strike Certain Allegations filed by defendant (SH, ilcd) (Entered: 08/06/1997)

Aug. 1, 1997

Aug. 1, 1997

24

Answer and Affirmative Defenses to First Amended Complaint and MOTION by defendant to strike certain allegations (SH, ilcd) (Entered: 08/06/1997)

Aug. 1, 1997

Aug. 1, 1997

MINUTE-ENTRY: by Mag. Judge Robert J. Kauffman ; Rule 16 conference set 3:00 Monday, 9/22/97 (via phone - court to call) (cc: all counsel) (SH, ilcd) (Entered: 08/07/1997)

Aug. 7, 1997

Aug. 7, 1997

MINUTE-ENTRY: by Mag. Judge Robert J. Kauffman. Rule 16 conference previously set at 3:00 Monday, 9/22/97 is cancelled and reset at 11:00 Tuesday, 9/30/97 via phone. Court to call. (cc: all counsel) (VB, ilcd) (Entered: 09/19/1997)

Sept. 19, 1997

Sept. 19, 1997

MINUTE-ENTRY: by Mag. Judge Robert J. Kauffman Rule 16 conference previously set 9/30/97 is VACATED and Rule 16 conference reset to 1:30 PM, Thursday, 10/9/97 (via phone - court to call) (cc: all counsel) (SH, ilcd) (Entered: 09/29/1997)

Sept. 29, 1997

Sept. 29, 1997

MINUTE-ENTRY: by Mag. Judge Robert J. Kauffman. Parties present via phone by Attys Feldman/Heinrich for Rule 16 conference at 1:30 Thursday, 10/9/97. Same held. Atty Seeley not needed for this hearing. Court is striking motion to strike certain allegations [24-1]. Parties will be working on settling this case. Rule 16 conference reset at 9:00 Thursday, 11/13/97 via phone. Court to call. Parties are to have proposed discovery plan to Court prior to this hearing. Court will set a settlement conference, when parties wish. (cc: all counsel w/R16 Notice) (VB, ilcd) (Entered: 10/09/1997)

Oct. 9, 1997

Oct. 9, 1997

MINUTE-ENTRY: by Mag. Judge Robert J. Kauffman. Parties present via phone by Attys Feldman/Heinrich for Initial Pretrial. Status hearing held at 9:00 Thursday, 11/13/97. Atty Seeley not needed for this hearing. Parties report settlement attempt. Settlement failed. Rule 16/Discovery conference set at 10:30 Friday, 12/5/97 via phone. Court to call. Discovery plan to be submitted to the Court prior to this hearing. (cc: all counsel) (VB, ilcd) (Entered: 11/13/1997)

Nov. 13, 1997

Nov. 13, 1997

MINUTE-ENTRY: by Mag. Judge Robert J. Kauffman. Parties present via phone by Atty Heinrich for Rule 16 conference at 10:30 Friday, 12/5/97. Same held. Atty Feldman not available for same. Atty Feldman to show cause, in writing, why this case should not be dismissed for failure to appear for this hearing within 10 days; show cause deadline set of 12/19/97. (cc: all counsel) (VB, ilcd) (Entered: 12/05/1997)

Dec. 5, 1997

Dec. 5, 1997

25

RESPONSE by Attorney Howard W Feldman on behalf of plaintiff Karen Gehrt to order to show cause (VB, ilcd) (Entered: 12/09/1997)

Dec. 9, 1997

Dec. 9, 1997

MINUTE-ENTRY: by Mag. Judge Robert J. Kauffman. Discovery conference set for Tuesday, 1/6/98 at 11:00am , via phone, court to call.(cc: all counsel) (KD, ilcd) (Entered: 12/11/1997)

Dec. 11, 1997

Dec. 11, 1997

MINUTE-ENTRY: by Mag. Judge Robert J. Kauffman. Parties present via phone by Attys Feldman and Filbert/Heinrich for Discovery conference at 11:00 Tuesday, 1/6/98. Same held. Parties agree on discovery dates. Attorney Feldman to submit a proposed discovery order within 10 days; misc ddl for submission of the proposed discovery order is 1/20/98. (cc: all counsel) (VB, ilcd) (Entered: 01/06/1998)

Jan. 6, 1998

Jan. 6, 1998

26

SCHEDULING ORDER by Mag. Judge Robert J. Kauffman Parties shall serve all written discovery by 2/17/98; both parties shall answer all written discvoery by 4/1/98; plaintiff shall disclose experts and reports to defendant by 10/1/98; defendant shall disclose experts and reports to plaintiff by 12/15/98; ;cutoff for all discovery shall be 1/29/99 ;all dispositive motions to be filed by 2/28/99 (cc: all counsel) (SH, ilcd) (Entered: 01/16/1998)

Jan. 16, 1998

Jan. 16, 1998

27

NOTICE of Filingi and Certificate of Service by plaintiff Karen Gehrt re: Plaintiff's First Request for Production of Documents (SH, ilcd) (Entered: 02/19/1998)

Feb. 19, 1998

Feb. 19, 1998

28

NOTICE of Filing and Certificate of Service by plaintiff Karen Gehrt re: Plaintiff's First Interrogatories (SH, ilcd) (Entered: 02/19/1998)

Feb. 19, 1998

Feb. 19, 1998

29

CERTIFICATE of Compliance (re: Answers to Interrogatories, Response to First Request for Production of Documents and Log of Privileged Documents) by defendant University Il Coop (SH, ilcd) (Entered: 04/17/1998)

April 15, 1998

April 15, 1998

30

CERTIFICATE of Service (re: Response to Request to Produce) by plaintiff Karen Gehrt (SH, ilcd) (Entered: 04/20/1998)

April 17, 1998

April 17, 1998

31

CERTIFICATE of Service (re: Answers to Interrogatories to Plaintiff) by plaintiff Karen Gehrt (SH, ilcd) (Entered: 04/20/1998)

April 20, 1998

April 20, 1998

32

NOTICE by plaintiff Karen Gehrt of taking deposition of Bea Bagby on 10/2/98 (SH, ilcd) (Entered: 09/15/1998)

Sept. 14, 1998

Sept. 14, 1998

33

CERTIFICATE of Service and Notice of Filing by plaintiff Karen Gehrt (re: Service of Subpoena on Bea Bagby) (SH, ilcd) (Entered: 09/23/1998)

Sept. 22, 1998

Sept. 22, 1998

34

Deposition SUBPOENA filed by plaintiff Karen Gehrt as to Bea Bagby returnable 10/2/98 at 9:30 AM (SH, ilcd) (Entered: 09/25/1998)

Sept. 25, 1998

Sept. 25, 1998

35

MOTION by defendant University Il Coop to substitute attorney (Attorney Elaine Massock for Fred K. Heinrich) (SH, ilcd) (Entered: 11/12/1998)

Nov. 12, 1998

Nov. 12, 1998

ENDORSED ORDER on its face by Mag. Judge Robert J. Kauffman granting motion to substitute attorney [35-1]; terminating attorney Fred K Heinrich for University Il Coop and substituting attorney Elaine Massock (cc: all counsel). (SH, ilcd) (Entered: 11/16/1998)

Nov. 16, 1998

Nov. 16, 1998

37

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant University Il Coop by Richard P. Klaus (advising of his change of firm) (SH, ilcd) (Entered: 12/16/1998)

Dec. 16, 1998

Dec. 16, 1998

38

MOTION by plaintiff Karen Gehrt to extend discovery (filed as Motion for Enlargement of Time) (SH, ilcd) (Entered: 01/07/1999)

Jan. 7, 1999

Jan. 7, 1999

39

MOTION by plaintiff Karen Gehrt for order compelling disclosure (HK, ilcd) (Entered: 01/20/1999)

Jan. 20, 1999

Jan. 20, 1999

40

MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT of motion for order compelling disclosure [39-1] by plaintiff Karen Gehrt (HK, ilcd) (Entered: 01/20/1999)

Jan. 20, 1999

Jan. 20, 1999

41

MOTION by defendant University Il Coop to strike motion for order compelling disclosure (SH, ilcd) (Entered: 01/25/1999)

Jan. 25, 1999

Jan. 25, 1999

MINUTE-ENTRY: by Mag. Judge Robert J. Kauffman setting motion to strike motion for order compelling disclosure [41-1]9, motion for order compelling disclosure [39-1], and motion to extend discovery [38-1] at 2:00 PM, Friday, 2/5/99 (by phone - court to call) (cc: all counsel) (SH, ilcd) (Entered: 01/26/1999)

Jan. 26, 1999

Jan. 26, 1999

42

RESPONSE by plaintiff Karen Gehrt to motion to strike motion for order compelling disclosure [41-1] (filed as Response to Motion to Dismiss Motion to Compel Discovery) (SH, ilcd) (Entered: 02/03/1999)

Feb. 3, 1999

Feb. 3, 1999

MINUTE-ENTRY: by Mag. Judge Robert J. Kauffman; Parties present via phone by attys Feldman/Klaus for motion hearing. Same held. Hearing in re motion to extend discovery [38-1], motion for order compelling disclosure [39-1] and motion to strike motion for order compelling disclosure [41-1] at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, 2/10/99 via phone, Court to set up the call. (cc: all counsel) (WW, ilcd) (Entered: 02/05/1999)

Feb. 5, 1999

Feb. 5, 1999

MINUTE-ENTRY: by Mag. Judge Robert J. Kauffman; Parties present via phone by attys Filbert for Feldman/Klaus for motion hearing. Same held. Motion for order compelling disclosure [39-1] is DENIED. Motion to strike motion for order compelling disclosure [41-1] is MOOT. Motion to extend discovery [38-1] is GRANTED. Discovery to be completed by 4/1/99. Final Pretrial conference is set at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, 6/28/99 in person in Peoria. (cc: all counsel w/ pretrial order form) (WW, ilcd) (Entered: 02/11/1999)

Feb. 10, 1999

Feb. 10, 1999

43

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE by Walker R. Filbert for plaintiff Karen Gehrt (SH, ilcd) (Entered: 02/16/1999)

Feb. 12, 1999

Feb. 12, 1999

MINUTE-ENTRY: by Mag. Judge Robert J. Kauffman Settlement conference at 1:30 p.m. 3/26/99 ;in person. Someone with settlement authority must be present personally. (cc: all counsel) (Former Empl) (Entered: 03/02/1999)

March 2, 1999

March 2, 1999

MINUTE-ENTRY: by Mag. Judge Robert J. Kauffman Final Pretrial conference set 6/28/99 is vacated and reset at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, 7/16/99 ;in person (cc: all counsel) (Former Empl) (Entered: 03/02/1999)

March 2, 1999

March 2, 1999

MINUTE-ENTRY: by Mag. Judge Robert J. Kauffman Pursuant to a letter received from Atty Feldman, the parties have agreed and Court has approved the following new deadlines ; Discovery ddl extended to 4/30/99 ; Dispositive Mtn filing ddl set 5/21/99 ; Final Pretrial conference remains set 1:30 PM, Friday, 7/16/99 (cc: all counsel) (SH, ilcd) (Entered: 03/03/1999)

March 3, 1999

March 3, 1999

44

LETTER from Attorney Feldman setting forth new discovery and dispositive motions filing dates and the existing final pretrial date (SH, ilcd) (Entered: 03/03/1999)

March 3, 1999

March 3, 1999

45

CERTIFICATE by plaintiff regarding Supplemental Disclosure of Witnesses (SH, ilcd) (Entered: 03/15/1999)

March 15, 1999

March 15, 1999

MINUTE-ENTRY: by Mag. Judge Robert J. Kauffman. Parties present in person by Attys Feldman/Filbert/Klaus for settlement conference at 1:30 on Friday, 3/26/99, same held. Tentative settlement reached - University approval being sought. (cc: all counsel) (KB, ilcd) (Entered: 03/29/1999)

March 26, 1999

March 26, 1999

MINUTE-ENTRY: by Mag. Judge Robert J. Kauffman Telephone conference call between Court and Atty Klaus re: status of settlement. Settlement papers due by 6/30/99 (cc: all counsel) (SH, ilcd) Modified on 08/19/1999 (Entered: 06/02/1999)

June 2, 1999

June 2, 1999

46

MOTION by plaintiff Karen Gehrt for order to enforce settlement (SH, ilcd) (Entered: 06/30/1999)

June 30, 1999

June 30, 1999

47

MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT of motion for order to enforce settlement [46-1] by plaintiff Karen Gehrt (SH, ilcd) (Entered: 06/30/1999)

June 30, 1999

June 30, 1999

48

MEMORANDUM IN OPPOSITION to motion for order to enforce settlement [46-1] by defendant University Il Coop (SH, ilcd) (Entered: 07/09/1999)

July 8, 1999

July 8, 1999

MINUTE-ENTRY: by Chief Judge Joe B. McDade setting motion for order to enforce settlement [46-1] for evidentiary hearing at 10:00 AM, Tues., 7/13/99 (in person in Peoria) (cc: all counsel/counsel notified by court on 7/12/99) (SH, ilcd) (Entered: 07/12/1999)

July 12, 1999

July 12, 1999

49

Clerk's EXHIBIT LIST from 7/13/99 evidentiary hearing (HK, ilcd) (Entered: 07/13/1999)

July 13, 1999

July 13, 1999

MINUTE-ENTRY: by Chief Judge Joe B. McDade. Attys Feldman, Filbert & Klaus present in open court for hearing on motion for order to enforce settlement [46-1]. Evidence presented on behalf of Plaintiff. Arguments by counsel. Court finds a settlement did exist. Plaintiff to submit proposed order to the Court. (cc: all counsel) (HK, ilcd) (Entered: 07/13/1999)

July 13, 1999

July 13, 1999

MINUTE-ENTRY: by Mag. Judge Robert J. Kauffman ; Pretrial conference set 7/16/99 at 1:30pm is cancelled due to pending settlement. (cc: all counsel) (HK, ilcd) (Entered: 07/13/1999)

July 13, 1999

July 13, 1999

50

ORDER by Chief Judge Joe B. McDade - Ordered that the language in paragraph 5, "or for any position within the College of Agriculture, Consumer and Environmental Sciences which has a Cooperative Extension Service component or responsibilitiy", covers "only those College of Agriculture, Consumer and Environmental Sciences positions which have as part of their job description duties directly related to a CES program or where the job involves some responsibility for the operation of a CES program. In other words, the scope of the ban does not cover positions which have only an incidental involvement with CES." (cc: all counsel) (SH, ilcd) (Entered: 07/16/1999)

July 15, 1999

July 15, 1999

Remark-proposed order forwarded to Judge by Clerk re:motion to enforce settlement (HK, ilcd) (Entered: 07/28/1999)

July 28, 1999

July 28, 1999

51

Official Court Reporters TRANSCRIPT of hearing held 7/13/99 filed (HK, ilcd) (Entered: 08/06/1999)

Aug. 6, 1999

Aug. 6, 1999

52

STIPULATION for Dismissal filed by parties [50-1] (SH, ilcd) (Entered: 08/19/1999)

Aug. 18, 1999

Aug. 18, 1999

53

ORDER by Chief Judge Joe B. McDade granting stipulation of Dismissal [52-1] Case terminated. (cc: all counsel) (SH, ilcd) (Entered: 08/20/1999)

Aug. 20, 1999

Aug. 20, 1999

Case Details

State / Territory: Illinois

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Key Dates

Filing Date: May 9, 1996

Closing Date: 1999

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Former female employee of the University of Illinois

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: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

University of Iliinois at Urbana Champaign Cooperative Extension Service (Champaign, Champaign), School District

Defendant Type(s):

College/University

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), 29 U.S.C. §§ 621 et seq.

Equal Pay Act, 29 U.S.C. § 206(d)

Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Mixed

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Litigation

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Order Duration: 1999 - 1999

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Pay / Benefits

Discrimination-basis:

Age discrimination

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female