Case: Lintemuth v. Saturn Corporation

1:93-cv-00211 | U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee

Filed Date: Dec. 9, 1993

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Case Summary

None

People


Judge(s)

Higgins, Thomas Aquinas (Tennessee)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Arena, J. Anthony (Tennessee)

Bennett, H. Michael (Tennessee)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Boston, Robert Earl (Tennessee)

Collins, David Alexander (Tennessee)

Crenshaw, Waverly David Jr. (Tennessee)

Galant, Daniel G. (Michigan)

Weirich, C. Geoffrey (Georgia)

Judge(s)

Higgins, Thomas Aquinas (Tennessee)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Arena, J. Anthony (Tennessee)

Bennett, H. Michael (Tennessee)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Boston, Robert Earl (Tennessee)

Collins, David Alexander (Tennessee)

Crenshaw, Waverly David Jr. (Tennessee)

Galant, Daniel G. (Michigan)

Weirich, C. Geoffrey (Georgia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket (PACER)

Oct. 31, 1994 Docket

Docket

Last updated May 11, 2022, 8 p.m.

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1

COMPLAINT w/ att'd exhibits A-G (Summons(es) issued) Filing fee paid in the amount of : $120 Receipt # 43279 (as) (Entered: 12/09/1993)

Dec. 9, 1993

RETURN OF SERVICE executed upon defendant Saturn Corporation on 12/10/93: Left w/agent for Saturn, CT Corporation in the hand of Debra Patterson (pb) (Entered: 12/15/1993)

Dec. 14, 1993
2

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant Saturn Corporation by Robert Earl Boston and Waverly David Crenshaw Jr. (pb) (Entered: 12/16/1993)

Dec. 15, 1993

PROPOSED Agreed Order for extension of time (pb) (Entered: 12/30/1993)

Dec. 30, 1993
3

AGREED ORDER approved by Judge Thomas A. Higgins: Joint scheduling order shall be submitted within 20 days from date of entry of this order on the docket (see document in file for details) (cc: all counsel) EOD 1/5/94 (pb) (Entered: 01/05/1994)

Jan. 5, 1994

REMARK: Copied order and sent to all counsel (dm) (Entered: 01/05/1994)

Jan. 5, 1994
4

MOTION by defendant Saturn Corporation for attorney C. Geoffrey Weirich to appear pro hac vice (pb) (Entered: 01/13/1994)

Jan. 11, 1994
5

CERTIFICATE of Good Standing filed by C. GEOFFREY WEIRICH on behalf of defendant Saturn Corporation (pb) (Entered: 01/13/1994)

Jan. 11, 1994
6

ORDER by Judge Thomas A. Higgins granting motion for attorney C. Geoffrey Weirich to appear pro hac vice [4-1] defendant Saturn Corporation (cc: all counsel) EOD 1/14/94 (pb) (Entered: 01/14/1994)

Jan. 14, 1994

PROPOSED Scheduling Order (pb) (Entered: 01/28/1994)

Jan. 27, 1994
7

ANSWER by defendant Saturn Corporation to [1-1] complaint; jury demand (pb) (Entered: 02/01/1994)

Jan. 31, 1994
8

MOTION by Saturn Corporation for attorney Daniel G. Galant to appear pro hac vice (pb) (Entered: 02/08/1994)

Feb. 4, 1994
9

CERTIFICATE of Good Standing filed by Daniel G. Galant on behalf of Saturn Corporation (pb) (Entered: 02/08/1994)

Feb. 4, 1994
10

SCHEDULING ORDER approved by Judge Thomas A. Higgins: motion filing ddl set for 6/17/94; discovery ddl set for 6/3/94; proposed pre-trial order due on 9/12/94; pretrial conference set for 1:00 on 9/12/94 in Nashville; jury trial set for 10:00 on 10/17/94 in Columbia (cc: all counsel) (pb) (Entered: 02/09/1994)

Feb. 9, 1994
11

ORDER by Judge Thomas A. Higgins: This action is set for jury trial on 10/17/94. If settled, notify courtroom deputy by noon, 10/13/94, or costs of summoning jurors may be taxed to the parties (cc: all counsel) EOD 2/9/94 (pb) (Entered: 02/09/1994)

Feb. 9, 1994
12

ORDER by Judge Thomas A. Higgins granting motion for attorney Daniel G. Galant to appear pro hac vice [8-1] for defendant Saturn Corporation (cc: all counsel) EOD 2/10/94 (pb) (Entered: 02/10/1994)

Feb. 10, 1994
13

MOTION by defendant Saturn Corporation for attorney David A. Collins to appear pro hac vice (pb) (Entered: 02/23/1994)

Feb. 22, 1994
14

CERTIFICATE of Good Standing filed by David A. Collins USDC/EDMI on behalf of defendant Saturn Corporation (pb) (Entered: 02/23/1994)

Feb. 22, 1994
15

AGREED PROTECTIVE ORDER approved by Judge Thomas A. Higgins : Items 1-5 adopted (EOD 2/24/94) (cc: all counsel) (pb) (Entered: 02/24/1994)

Feb. 24, 1994

MAIL Returned [12-1] addressed to C. Geoffrey Weirich on behalf of defendant (pb) (Entered: 02/25/1994)

Feb. 24, 1994
16

ORDER by Judge Thomas A. Higgins granting motion for attorney David A. Collins to appear pro hac vice [13-1] by defendant Saturn Corporation (cc: all counsel) EOD 2/25/94 (pb) (Entered: 02/25/1994)

Feb. 25, 1994
17

RESPONSE OF THE PARTIES: All parties do not consent to have U.S. Magistrate conduct any and all further proceedings (pb) (Entered: 03/01/1994)

Feb. 28, 1994
18

MOTION by plaintiffs to certify class action (pb) (Entered: 03/09/1994)

March 8, 1994
19

AFFIDAVIT of Janet Lintemuth re [18-1] (Exh. A) (pb) (Entered: 03/09/1994)

March 8, 1994
20

AFFIDAVIT of Robert Millage re [18-1] (Exh. B) (pb) (Entered: 03/09/1994)

March 8, 1994
21

AFFIDAVIT of Carole Simpson re [18-1] (Exh. C) (pb) (Entered: 03/09/1994)

March 8, 1994
22

AFFIDAVIT of Pamela Cameron re [18-1] (Exh. D) (pb) (Entered: 03/09/1994)

March 8, 1994
23

AFFIDAVIT of Melinda Bradberry re [18-1] (Exh. E) (pb) (Entered: 03/09/1994)

March 8, 1994
24

AFFIDAVIT of Margery H. Palmer re [18-1] (Exh. F) (pb) (Entered: 03/09/1994)

March 8, 1994
25

AFFIDAVIT of Gail Farmiloe re [18-1] (Exh. G) (pb) (Entered: 03/09/1994)

March 8, 1994
26

MEMORANDUM by plaintiffs in support of motion to certify class action [18-1] (pb) (Entered: 03/09/1994)

March 8, 1994
27

MOTION by plaintiffs for oral argument on motion for class certification (pb) (Entered: 03/09/1994)

March 8, 1994

MAIL Returned [16-1] addressed to C. Geoffrey Weirich on behalf of defendant Saturn Corporation (pb) (Entered: 03/15/1994)

March 14, 1994

MAIL Returned [15-1] addressed to defendant Saturn Corporation (pb) (Entered: 03/15/1994)

March 14, 1994
28

MOTION by defendant Saturn Corporation to postpone determination of class certification, to schedule an evidentiary hearing, for leave to allow supplemental briefs and affidavits to be filed on the class question, and to schedule a FRCP 16 pretrial conference (pb) (Entered: 03/23/1994)

March 22, 1994
29

MEMORANDUM by defendant Saturn Corporation in support of motion to postpone determination of class certification, to schedule an evidentiary hearing, for leave to allow supplemental briefs and affidavits to be filed on the class question, and to schedule a FRCP 16 pretrial conference [28-1] (pb) (Entered: 03/23/1994)

March 22, 1994
30

AFFIDAVIT of Robert E. Boston re [28-1] w/attachments 1 & 2 (pb) (Entered: 03/23/1994)

March 22, 1994
31

AFFIDAVIT of R. Timothy Epps re [28-1] w/attached Exh. 1 (pb) (Entered: 03/23/1994)

March 22, 1994
32

RESPONSE by defendant Saturn Corporation in opposition to motion to certify class action [18-1] w/attachments 1-3 (pb) (Entered: 03/23/1994)

March 22, 1994
33

RESPONSE by plaintiffs to motion to postpone determination of class certification, to schedule an evidentiary hearing, for leave to allow supplemental briefs and affidavits to be filed on the class question, and to schedule a FRCP 16 pretrial conference [28-1] (ks) (Entered: 04/06/1994)

April 5, 1994
34

LETTER from Waverly Crenshaw to courtroom deputy re. status conference on 5/3/94 at 4:00 (pb) (Entered: 04/28/1994)

April 26, 1994
35

CLERK'S RESUME Status conference held 5/3/94. Defendant may supplement class certification opposition by 6/3/94; plaintiffs given to 6/13/94 to reply. C/R : Jim Spence (pb) (Entered: 05/04/1994)

May 3, 1994
36

ORDER by Judge Thomas A. Higgins: As determinated at the hearing held 5/3/94, the defendant's motion [28-1] is granted in part and denied in part in the following respects: 1. The motion to postpone determination of class certification is DENIED. 2. The motion to schedule an evidentiary hearing to determine class certification is denied. 3. The motion to allow supplemental briefs and affidavits to be filed on the class certification question in granted. Defendnat shall supplement its papers in opposition by close of business on 6/3/94. Plaintiffs' supplemental reply papers shall be filed by 6/13/94 at which time the record will be deemed closed. Denying motion for oral argument on motion for class certification [27-1]. (EOD 5/6/94) (cc: all counsel) (ks) (Entered: 05/06/1994)

May 6, 1994

MAIL Returned [36-1] addressed to defendant Saturn Corporation's counsel C. Geoffrey Weirich marked, "attempted, not known" (ks) (Entered: 05/20/1994)

May 19, 1994
37

TRANSCRIPT filed of status conference on 5/3/94. (bbj) (Entered: 05/23/1994)

May 23, 1994
38

SUPPLEMENTAL MEMORANDUM by defendant in opposition to plaintiffs' motion to certify class action [18-1] (gi) (Entered: 06/06/1994)

June 3, 1994
39

APPENDIX filed by defendant re [38-1] (gi) (Entered: 06/06/1994)

June 3, 1994
40

JOINT MOTION to extend the deadline for non-expert discovery (gi) (Entered: 06/07/1994)

June 7, 1994
41

ORDER by Judge Thomas A. Higgins granting motion to extend the deadline for non-expert discovery [40-1]. The time is so extended through 6/10/94. EOD 6/9/94 (cc: all counsel) (gi) (Entered: 06/09/1994)

June 9, 1994
42

ORDER by Judge Thomas A. Higgins referring to Magistrate Judge Kent Sandidge III the motion to certify class action [18-1] for submission of recommendation for disposition. EOD 6/10/94 (cc: all counsel) (gi) (Entered: 06/10/1994)

June 10, 1994

REMARK: Motion of plaintiffs to certify class action referred to Magistrate Judge Sandidge (gi) (Entered: 06/10/1994)

June 10, 1994
43

RESPONSE by plaintiffs to defendant's supplemental memorandum in opposition of motion for class certification [38- 1] with attachment (gi) Modified on 06/14/1994 (Entered: 06/14/1994)

June 13, 1994
44

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Kent Sandidge III that oral argument on motion to certify class action [18-1] shall be heard at 10:00 on 6/21/94 in Courtroom 764. EOD 6/14/94 (cc: all counsel) (gi) (Entered: 06/14/1994)

June 14, 1994
45

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Kent Sandidge III resetting oral argument on motion to certify class action [18-1] for 10:00 on 6/24/94 in courtroom 764 (cc: all counsel)EOD 6/16/94 (gi) (Entered: 06/16/1994)

June 16, 1994

PROPOSED Agreed Order to reschedule oral argument for 7/12/94 (forwarded to 50AE) (gi) (Entered: 06/20/1994)

June 17, 1994
46

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Kent Sandidge III: Oral argument on plaintiff's motion for class certification is reset at 2:00 on 7/12/94 (cc: all counsel) (EOD 6/21/94) (gi) Modified on 07/22/1994 (Entered: 06/21/1994)

June 21, 1994
47

JOINT MOTION to extend the deadline to file motions relating to expert discovery from 7/22/94 to 8/22/94 with proposed agreed order (gi) (Entered: 07/22/1994)

July 21, 1994
48

ORDER by Judge Thomas A. Higgins granting motion to extend the deadline to file motions relating to expert discovery from 7/22/94 to 8/22/94 [47-1], but no other deadline is extended. (cc: all counsel) EOD 7/26/94 (gi) (Entered: 07/26/1994)

July 26, 1994
49

MOTION by plaintiffs to schedule a settlement conference (gi) (Entered: 08/15/1994)

Aug. 12, 1994

PROPOSED Order setting a settlement conference (gi) (Entered: 08/15/1994)

Aug. 12, 1994
50

MOTION by plaintiffs to compel discovery (with attachments) (gi) (Entered: 08/15/1994)

Aug. 12, 1994

PROPOSED Order for defendant to respond to discovery (gi) (Entered: 08/15/1994)

Aug. 12, 1994
51

RESPONSE by defendant to motion to schedule a settlement conference [49-1] (gi) (Entered: 08/29/1994)

Aug. 26, 1994
52

REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION by Magistrate Judge Kent Sandidge III recommending that plaintiffs' motion for class certification be denied. (cc: all counsel) EOD 8/29/94 (gi) (Entered: 08/29/1994)

Aug. 29, 1994
53

ORDER by Judge Thomas A. Higgins granting motion to schedule a settlement conference [49-1]. Settlement conference shall be held before Magistrate Judge Kent Sandidge III, at 2:00 on 9/21/94. Before COB on 9/20/94 parties shall deliver under seal directly to courtroom deputy for Magistrate Judge Sandidge ex parte separate settlement conference statements. (cc: all counsel) EOD 8/31/94 (gi) (Entered: 08/31/1994)

Aug. 31, 1994
54

ORDER by Judge Thomas A. Higgins granting motion to compel discovery [50-1]: Defendant shall comply fully and completely without evasion to the discovery requests within 14 days of entry of this order (cc: all counsel) EOD 9/7/94 (pl) (Entered: 09/07/1994)

Sept. 7, 1994
55

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Kent Sandidge III: Settlement conference is continued and reset at 2:00 on 9/19/94 (cc: all counsel) EOD 9/8/94 (pl) (Entered: 09/08/1994)

Sept. 8, 1994

REMARK: Designated R. Boston for Saturn/H. Bennett for Lintemuth (labels only) (pl) (Entered: 09/12/1994)

Sept. 12, 1994
56

CLERK'S RESUME Pretrial conference held. Parties to pare down witness lists; submit proposed verdict form (interrogatories). Disability claim may be separated C/R : Jim Spence (pl) (Entered: 09/14/1994)

Sept. 12, 1994
57

PRE-TRIAL ORDER approved by Judge Thomas A. Higgins : (cc: all counsel) EOD 9/15/94 (gi) (Entered: 09/15/1994)

Sept. 15, 1994
58

ORDER by Judge Thomas A. Higgins: The Court has been advised by the attorneys for the parties that all matters and things in controversy in this action has been compromised and settled. Accordingly, this action is dismissed with prejudice. (EOD 9/21/94) (cc: all counsel) (ks) (Entered: 09/21/1994)

Sept. 21, 1994

PROPOSED Agreed Final Order (pl) (Entered: 10/27/1994)

Oct. 27, 1994
59

AGREED FINAL ORDER approved by Judge Thomas A. Higgins (cc: all counsel) EOD 10/31/94 (pl) (Entered: 10/31/1994)

Oct. 31, 1994

State / Territory: Tennessee

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Key Dates

Filing Date: Dec. 9, 1993

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