Case: Williams v. Sprint/United Mgmt. Co.

2:03-cv-02200 | U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas

Filed Date: April 23, 2003

Closed Date: Oct. 15, 2009

Clearinghouse coding complete

Case Summary

On Apr. 23, 2003, the plaintiff, a woman above the age of 40, filed a lawsuit alleging violations of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) pursuant to 29 U.S.C. § 621, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and 42 U.S.C. §12203 against Sprint/United Management Company in U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas. The plaintiff, represented by private counsel, sought to be reinstated to her former position, back pay of $75,000, front pay, lost fringe benefits, compensation for physi…

On Apr. 23, 2003, the plaintiff, a woman above the age of 40, filed a lawsuit alleging violations of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) pursuant to 29 U.S.C. § 621, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and 42 U.S.C. §12203 against Sprint/United Management Company in U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas. The plaintiff, represented by private counsel, sought to be reinstated to her former position, back pay of $75,000, front pay, lost fringe benefits, compensation for physical injury, pain and suffering, future medical, mental anguish, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, and other categories of actual damage, and $1 million in punitive damages. The plaintiff alleged that that defendant had engaged in a pattern and practice of age discrimination against her and others similarly situated such that it should proceed as a collective action under the ADEA. The plaintiff was terminated in a reduction in force (RIF) while working for Sprint Management Company. The plaintiff contended that Sprint, before and during the RIF process, routinely transferred younger employees (i.e., employees under the age of 40) to "safe" positions that would not be eliminated during the RIF.

On Apr. 19, 2004, the plaintiff moved for provisional certification to proceed as an ADEA collective action. On July 2, 2004, the court granted the motion for provisional certification. At this time, 119 individuals had already opted in to the collective action. The provisional certification defined the class as employees who were all terminated as a result of Sprint’s RIF occurring from Oct. 2001 through Mar. 2003; were subjected to the same “displacement guidelines” and “reduction guidelines” utilized by Sprint management in determining which employees to select for termination during the RIF; and were subjected to the same performance rating systems.

The plaintiff filed amended complaints on July 2, 2004, and again on Nov. 14, 2005.

On July 19, 2004, the case was consolidated with several other similar cases for the limited purpose of coordination of discovery.

The plaintiffs moved to have ten plaintiffs who had filed separate actions joined to this action; to add a disparate impact claim in light of the Supreme Court’s decision in Smith v. City of Jackson, Mississippi, 544 U.S. 228 (2005); and to expand the definition of the class. At this time, the class comprised employees who, among other things, were terminated on or after Oct. 1, 2001 and who were assigned to job grades 71 through 79. The plaintiffs sought to expand the class to include those whose employment was terminated beginning in late July 2001, and to include “E grade” (executive level) employees.

Oral argument was held on July 26, 2005. On July 29, 2005, the court granted and denied the plaintiffs’ motion in part. The court granted the plaintiffs’ motion with respect to the adding the disparate impact claim and denied the motion with respect to the other two claims. The motion to expand the class was denied on the grounds that it was untimely.

The parties entered mediation in 2006. On May 18, 2007, the parties filed a joint motion for preliminary approval of collective action settlement. On May 30, 2007, the court granted preliminary confirmation of the proposed settlement and appointed a settlement administrator.

On Sept. 11, 2007, Judge John Lungstrum approved the class settlement agreement. The settlement provided $57 million in monetary relief to the 1,697-member class previously certified under the ADEA. Specifically, the court found, based on the parties' joint filing, the court's knowledge of the record, and the hearing with the parties, that the terms of the Master Full and Final Settlement Agreement of All Claims ("Settlement Agreement") appeared to be "reasonable, adequate, fair, and consistent with relevant state and federal law and warrants notice thereof being given to the individual Plaintiffs."

On Oct. 15, 2009, Judge Lungstrum signed an order accepting the report of final termination of the settlement fund and dismissing the case with prejudice.

The case is now closed.

Summary Authors

Caitlyn Clarke (3/6/2008)

Elizabeth Greiter (3/22/2018)

People

For PACER's information on parties and their attorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4636439/parties/williams-v-sprintunited-management-company/


Judge(s)

Lungstrum, John Watson (Kansas)

Waxse, David J. (Kansas)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Billips, Matthew C. (Georgia)

Blakely, Deborah J. (Missouri)

Braud, Bert S. (Missouri)

DeFrain, Brian D. (Kansas)

Dennis, Stephen J. (Missouri)

Egan, Dennis E. (Missouri)

Graham, Gene P. Jr. (Missouri)

Hubbard, Dirk L. (Missouri)

Judge(s)

Lungstrum, John Watson (Kansas)

Waxse, David J. (Kansas)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Billips, Matthew C. (Georgia)

Blakely, Deborah J. (Missouri)

Braud, Bert S. (Missouri)

DeFrain, Brian D. (Kansas)

Dennis, Stephen J. (Missouri)

Egan, Dennis E. (Missouri)

Graham, Gene P. Jr. (Missouri)

Hubbard, Dirk L. (Missouri)

Klamann, John M. (Missouri)

Kohrman, Daniel B. (District of Columbia)

Martin, Jennifer L. (Kansas)

McCann, Laurie A. (District of Columbia)

McClain, Kenneth B. (Missouri)

McCue, Andrew H. (Missouri)

Meyers, Martin M. (Missouri)

Molteni, Claudio E. (Missouri)

Osborne, Thomas W. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Arnold , Mark G. (Missouri)

Costello, Robert A. (Missouri)

Dorssom, Kara Marie (Missouri)

Eisenberg, David M. (Missouri)

Ferrel, Jill S. (Kansas)

Fort, Sonni L. (Missouri)

Gavin, Patrick M (Missouri)

Guffey, Joseph H. (Missouri)

Hininger, Greta N. (Missouri)

Howell, Nicole Hininger (Missouri)

Hughes, Hunter R. III (Georgia)

Hulla, Patrick F. (Missouri)

Hurst, Ashley R. (Georgia)

Johnson, Robert C. (Wisconsin)

Jones, Michael F. (Missouri)

Knittig, Joseph H. (Missouri)

Larson, Kara Dorssom (Missouri)

McCarthy, Thomas M. (Missouri)

McDonald, J. Timothy (Georgia)

Mew, Thomas Joseph IV (Georgia)

Miller, Christine F. (Missouri)

Monafo, James F. (Missouri)

Newport, Stephany J. (Kansas)

Pace, Chris R. (Kansas)

Rodriguez, Gerard K. (Missouri)

Schatz, David A. (Missouri)

Schenberg, David L. (Missouri)

Seyferth, Paul D. (Missouri)

Smith, John Da Grosa (Georgia)

Spicer, Tamara M. (Missouri)

Wilson, Harry B. Jr. (Missouri)

Yates, John J. (Missouri)

Other Attorney(s)

Durbin, James A. (Missouri)

Expert/Monitor/Master

Dupont, Philip R. (Missouri)

Phillips, John R. (Missouri)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket [PACER]

Williams v. Sprint/United Management Company

Oct. 15, 2009 Docket
286

First Amended Complaint

Williams v. Sprint/United Management Company

July 2, 2004 Complaint
285

Memorandum & Order

Williams v. Spring/United Management Company

222 F.R.D. 483

July 2, 2004 Order/Opinion
2789

Memorandum & Order

Williams v. Sprint/United Management Company

2005 WL 731070

March 30, 2005 Order/Opinion
3125

Memorandum & Order

Williams v. Sprint/United Management Company

2005 WL 1801605

July 29, 2005 Order/Opinion
3157

Memorandum & Order

Williams v. Sprint/Untied Management Company

2005 WL 1941664

Aug. 12, 2005 Order/Opinion
3194

Memorandum & Order

Williams v. Spring/United Management Company

2005 WL 2122070

Aug. 31, 2005 Order/Opinion
3333

Memorandum & Order

Williams v. Sprint/United Management Company

230 F.R.D. 640, 2005 WL 2401626

Sept. 29, 2005 Order/Opinion
3410

Memorandum & Order

Williams v. Sprint/United Management Company

232 F.R.D. 388, 2005 WL 2861142

Nov. 1, 2005 Order/Opinion
3451

Revised Second Amended Complaint

Williams v. Sprint/United Management Company

Nov. 14, 2005 Complaint

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4636439/williams-v-sprintunited-management-company/

Last updated May 12, 2022, 8 p.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT with trial location of Kansas City, Kansas, No Summons Issued, Jury Demand, filed by Plaintiff Shirley Williams.(tub) (Entered: 04/24/2003)

April 23, 2003 PACER

FILING FEE PAID: In the amount of $150.00, receipt number 098547. (tub)

April 23, 2003 PACER

SUMMONS ISSUED as to Sprint/United Management Company. (mm)

June 13, 2003 PACER
2

RETURN OF SERVICE filed by Plaintiff Shirley Williams (Dennis, Stephen) (Entered: 06/16/2003)

June 16, 2003 PACER
3

MOTION for Leave to file its Answer to Plaintiff's Complaint Out of Time and for Additional Time Within Which to File Its Answer to the Complaint and Memorandum by Defendant Sprint/United Management Company (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Affidavit of Patrick Hulla)(Yates, John) (Entered: 07/08/2003)

1 Exhibit Affidavit of Patrick Hulla

View on PACER

July 8, 2003 PACER
4

NOTICE of Appearance by Patrick F. Hulla on behalf of Sprint/United Management Company (Hulla, Patrick) (Entered: 07/09/2003)

July 9, 2003 PACER
5

ORDER granting 3 Motion for Leave to File Its Answer to Plaintiff's Complaint Out of Time and For Additional Time Within Which to File Its Answer to The Complaint. Defendant is hereby granted leave to file its answer to Plaintiff's Complaint out of time and Defendant shall have until July 23, 2003, within which to file its answer or otherwise respond to Plaintiff's Complaint. Entered by Judge David J. Waxse on 7/16/2003.(This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no.pdf document associated with this entry.) (jm) (Entered: 07/16/2003)

July 16, 2003 PACER
6

NOTICE of Appearance by Bert S. Braud on behalf of Shirley Williams (Braud, Bert) (Entered: 07/16/2003)

July 16, 2003 PACER
7

ENTRY OF APPEARANCE by John M. Klamann on behalf of Shirley Williams. (Klamann, John) (Entered: 07/16/2003)

July 16, 2003 PACER
8

ENTRY OF APPEARANCE by Deborah J. Blakely on behalf of all plaintiffs. (Blakely, Deborah) (Entered: 07/16/2003)

July 16, 2003 PACER
9

ANSWER to Complaint by Sprint/United Management Company.(Yates, John) (Entered: 07/23/2003)

July 23, 2003 PACER
10

ENTRY OF APPEARANCE by Dirk L. Hubbard on behalf of Shirley Williams. (Hubbard, Dirk) (Entered: 07/29/2003)

July 29, 2003 PACER
11

NOTICE of Appearance by Chris R. Pace on behalf of Sprint/United Management Company (Pace, Chris) (Entered: 07/31/2003)

July 31, 2003 PACER
12

NOTICE of Appearance by Martin M. Meyers on behalf of Shirley Williams (Meyers, Martin) (Entered: 07/31/2003)

July 31, 2003 PACER
13

ORDER SETTING SCHEDULING CONFERENCE: Telephone Scheduling Conference set for 9/10/2003 at 10:00 AM before Magistrate Judge David J. Waxse. Signed by Judge David J. Waxse on 8/5/03. (ll) (Entered: 08/05/2003)

Aug. 5, 2003 PACER
14

NOTICE of Shirley Williams of Consent of Jeffrey Moore to Join as Plaintiff by Shirley Williams (Egan, Dennis) (Entered: 08/13/2003)

Aug. 13, 2003 PACER
15

NOTICE of by Shirley Williams of Consent of Joe Norton to Join As Plaintiff by Shirley Williams (Egan, Dennis) (Entered: 08/13/2003)

Aug. 13, 2003 PACER
16

NOTICE of Shirley Williams of consent of Robert O. Smith to Join As Plaintiff by Shirley Williams (Egan, Dennis) (Entered: 08/13/2003)

Aug. 13, 2003 PACER
17

NOTICE of Shirley Williams of Consent of Teresa Warnick to Join As Plaintiff by Shirley Williams (Egan, Dennis) (Entered: 08/13/2003)

Aug. 13, 2003 PACER
18

NOTICE of Appearance by David M Eisenberg on behalf of Sprint/United Management Company (Eisenberg, David) (Entered: 08/13/2003)

Aug. 13, 2003 PACER
19

MOTION for attorney Christine F. Miller to appear pro hac vice by Defendant Sprint/United Management Company (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit Christine F. Miller)(Yates, John) (Entered: 08/14/2003)

1 Affidavit Christine F. Miller

View on PACER

Aug. 14, 2003 PACER
20

MOTION for attorney James F. Monafo to appear pro hac vice by Defendant Sprint/United Management Company (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit James F. Monafo)(Yates, John) (Entered: 08/14/2003)

1 Affidavit James F. Monafo

View on PACER

Aug. 14, 2003 PACER
21

MOTION for attorney Sonni L. Fort to appear pro hac vice by Defendant Sprint/United Management Company (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit Sonni L. Fort)(Yates, John) (Entered: 08/14/2003)

1 Affidavit Sonni L. Fort

View on PACER

Aug. 14, 2003 PACER
22

MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney by Defendant Sprint/United Management Company (Knittig, Joseph) (Entered: 08/14/2003)

Aug. 14, 2003 PACER
23

MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney by Defendant Sprint/United Management Company (Seyferth, Paul) (Entered: 08/14/2003)

Aug. 14, 2003 PACER

PRO HAC VICE FEE PAID: on 8/14/03 for attorney Sonni Fort, James Monafo, Christine Miller; 19 MOTION for attorney Christine F. Miller to appear pro hac vice, 20 MOTION for attorney James F. Monafo to appear pro hac vice, 21 MOTION for attorney Sonni L. Fort to appear pro hac vice in the amount of $75.00; Receipt Number 099959. (This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no.pdf document associated with this entry.) (trs)

Aug. 14, 2003 PACER
24

ORDER granting 22 Motion to Withdraw as Attorney Joseph H. Knittig terminated; Signed by Judge David J. Waxse on 8/15/03. (trs) (Entered: 08/18/2003)

Aug. 15, 2003 PACER
25

ORDER granted 23 Motion to Withdraw as Attorney Paul D. Seyferth terminated;Signed by Judge David J. Waxse on 8/15/03. (trs) (Entered: 08/18/2003)

Aug. 15, 2003 PACER
26

ORDER granting 19 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Christine F. Miller, granting 20 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice by James F. Monafo, granting 21 Motion to Appear Pro Hac by Sonni L. Fort, all for defendant Sprint/United Management Company; Signed by Judge David J. Waxse on 8/18/03. (trs) (Entered: 08/19/2003)

Aug. 18, 2003 PACER
27

MOTION for Hearing Rule 16 Conference and to Stay Current Scheduling Order by Defendant Sprint/United Management Company (Yates, John) (Entered: 08/22/2003)

Aug. 22, 2003 PACER
28

NOTICE of Consent of Anita Reeves to Join as Plaintiff by Shirley Williams (Egan, Dennis) (Entered: 08/27/2003)

Aug. 27, 2003 PACER
29

RESPONSE by Plaintiff Shirley Williams re 27 MOTION for Hearing Rule 16 Conference and to Stay Current Scheduling Order Plaintiffs' Response in Support of Defendant's Motion for Rule 16 Conference (Egan, Dennis) (Entered: 08/28/2003)

Aug. 28, 2003 PACER
30

STATEMENT OF CORPORATE INTEREST by Defendant Sprint/United Management Company. (Attachments: # 1)(Yates, John) (Entered: 08/28/2003)

Aug. 28, 2003 PACER
31

ORDER granting 27 Defendant's Motion for Rule 16 Conference and to Stay Current Scheduling Order. The telephone scheduling conference set for September 10, 2003 is cancelled. A joint status conference with the similar cases of Cami V. Owens v. Sprint/United Management Co. (No. 03-2371-JWL) and Yvonne Wood v. Sprint/United Management Co. (No. 03-2384-JWL) is set for September 17, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. before United States District Judge Lungstrum and Magistrate Judge Waxse. (See Order for detail.) Signed by Judge David J. Waxse on 9/9/2003.(jm) (Entered: 09/09/2003)

Sept. 9, 2003 PACER
32

STATEMENT Defendant's Pre-Conference Memorandum by Defendant Sprint/United Management Company. (Yates, John) (Entered: 09/16/2003)

Sept. 16, 2003 PACER
33

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Shirley Williams (Dennis, Stephen) (Entered: 09/17/2003)

Sept. 17, 2003 PACER

Status Conference held before Judge John W. Lungstrum and Judge David J. Waxse on 9/17/2003. (This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no.pdf document associated with this entry.) (jm)

Sept. 17, 2003 PACER
34

FIRST PHASE SCHEDULING ORDER:, Judge David J. Waxse no longer assigned to case. (SEE ORDER FOR DETAILS). Signed by Judge John W. Lungstrum on 09/18/03. (ses) (Entered: 09/18/2003)

Sept. 18, 2003 PACER
35

ENTRY OF APPEARANCE by Jill S. Ferrell on behalf of Sprint/United Management Company. (Ferrell, Jill) (Entered: 09/18/2003)

Sept. 18, 2003 PACER
36

Unopposed MOTION to Modify Scheduling Order by Plaintiff Shirley Williams (Dennis, Stephen) (Entered: 09/26/2003)

Sept. 26, 2003 PACER
37

ORDER granting 36 Motion to Modify . Signed by Judge John W. Lungstrum on 10/07/03. (ses) (Entered: 10/07/2003)

Oct. 7, 2003 PACER
38

NOTICE by Plaintiff Shirley Williams of taking deposition of Authorized Representative of Defendant regarding overview of the corporate, divisional and management organizational structure of Defendant during period of January 1, 2000, to the date of the deposition on October 20, 2003 (Klamann, John) (Entered: 10/13/2003)

Oct. 13, 2003 PACER
39

NOTICE by Plaintiff Shirley Williams of taking deposition of Authorized representative of the Defendant to testify regarding Sprint's corporate-wide internal communications, media relations and investor relations during the period January 1, 2000 to the date of this deposition on October 21, 2003 (Klamann, John) (Entered: 10/13/2003)

Oct. 13, 2003 PACER
40

NOTICE by Plaintiff Shirley Williams of taking deposition of Authorized representative of Defendant to testify regarding the HR department management structure, the HRIS system and HR policies and procedures during period of January 1, 2000, to the date of the deposition on October 22, 2003 (Klamann, John) (Entered: 10/13/2003)

Oct. 13, 2003 PACER
41

NOTICE by Plaintiff Shirley Williams of taking deposition of Authorized representative of Defendant to testify regarding document and data collection and retention, including computerized and electronic documents and data collection, retention and reporting during the period of January 1, 2000, to the date of this deposition on October 23, 2003 (Klamann, John) (Entered: 10/13/2003)

Oct. 13, 2003 PACER
42

MOTION for extension of time Within Which to Answer or Otherwise Respond to Plaintiff's First Request for Production of Documents and First Interrogatories and Memorandum in Support Thereof by Defendant Sprint/United Management Company (Yates, John) (Entered: 10/17/2003)

Oct. 17, 2003 PACER
43

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Sprint/United Management Company. (Yates, John) (Entered: 10/17/2003)

Oct. 17, 2003 PACER
45

AMENDED NOTICE by Plaintiff Shirley Williams of taking deposition of Sprint representative for HR Department and HRIS System on October 22, 2003 (Klamann, John) (Entered: 10/20/2003)

Oct. 20, 2003 PACER
46

AMENDED NOTICE by Plaintiff Shirley Williams of taking deposition of Sprint representative regarding corporate, divisional and management organizational structure on October 23, 2003 (Klamann, John) (Entered: 10/20/2003)

Oct. 20, 2003 PACER
47

ORDER setting a Motion Hearing re 42 MOTION for Extension of Time Within Which to Answer or Otherwise Respond to Plaintiff's First Request for Production of Documents and First Interrogatories, filed by Sprint/United Management Company. A Motion Hearing by telephone is hereby set for today, 10/21/2003 at 03:00 PM before Magistrate Judge David J. Waxse, to be initiated by the U.S. Magistrate Judge's office. (THIS IS A TEXT ONLY ENTRY. NO DOCUMENT IS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS TRANSACTION.) Entered by Judge David J. Waxse on 10/21/2003.(jm) (Entered: 10/21/2003)

Oct. 21, 2003 PACER
48

Minute Entry for Motion Hearing held before Judge David J. Waxse on 10/21/2003 re 42 Defendant's Motion for Extension fo Time Within Which to Answer or Otherwise Respond to Plaintiff's First Request for Production of Documents and First Interrogatories. (THIS IS A TEXT ENTRY ONLY - NO PDF DOCUMENT IS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS TRANSACTION.) (ll) (Entered: 10/21/2003)

Oct. 21, 2003 PACER
49

MINUTE SHEET of motion hearing held 10/21/03 before Judge David J. Waxse: granting 42 Defendant's Motion for Extension fo Time Within Which to Answer or Otherwise Respond to Plaintiff's First Request for Production of Documents and First Interrogatories. The deadline before which Defendant shall serve its responses and objections is extended to Monday, November 3, 2003. (ll) (Modified on 10/22/2003 to clarify text (trs)). (Entered: 10/21/2003)

Oct. 21, 2003 PACER
50

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Shirley Williams Certificate of Service of Discovery. (Braud, Bert) (Entered: 10/28/2003)

Oct. 28, 2003 PACER
51

Joint MOTION for Protective Order by Defendant Sprint/United Management Company (Yates, John) (Entered: 10/30/2003)

Oct. 30, 2003 PACER
52

STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER granting 51 Motion for Protective Order . Signed by Judge John W. Lungstrum on 11/03/03. (ses) (Entered: 11/03/2003)

Nov. 3, 2003 PACER
53

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Sprint/United Management Company. (Yates, John) (Entered: 11/03/2003)

Nov. 3, 2003 PACER
54

MOTION to Compel by Plaintiff Shirley Williams (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit AA (Plaintiffs' First Interrogatories)# 2 Exhibit BB (Defendant's Responses))(Dennis, Stephen) (Entered: 11/14/2003)

1 Exhibit AA (Plaintiffs' First Interrogatories)

View on PACER

2 Exhibit BB (Defendant's Responses)

View on PACER

Nov. 14, 2003 PACER
55

MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT of 54 MOTION to Compel by Plaintiff Shirley Williams (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A# 2 Exhibit B)(Dennis, Stephen) (Entered: 11/14/2003)

1 Exhibit A

View on PACER

2 Exhibit B

View on PACER

Nov. 14, 2003 PACER
56

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE by Plaintiff Shirley Williams. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A# 2 Exhibit B)(Dennis, Stephen) (Entered: 11/14/2003)

1 Exhibit A

View on PACER

2 Exhibit B

View on PACER

Nov. 14, 2003 PACER
57

MEMORANDUM in Opposition by Defendant Sprint/United Management Company re 54 MOTION to Compel (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit A# 2 # 3 # 4 # 5 # 6)(Hulla, Patrick) (Entered: 11/19/2003)

1 Exhibit Exhibit A

View on PACER

Nov. 19, 2003 PACER
58

NOTICE of Hearing by Telephone on 54 MOTION to Compel: Motion Hearing (by telephone) set for 11/21/2003 at 09:30 AM before Chief Judge John W. Lungstrum. (ses) (Entered: 11/20/2003)

Nov. 20, 2003 PACER
59

ORDER granting 54 Motion to Compel . Signed by Judge John W. Lungstrum on 11/21/2003. (ses) (Entered: 11/21/2003)

Nov. 21, 2003 PACER
60

NOTICE by Plaintiff Shirley Williams of taking deposition of Sprint Representative on December 8, 2003 (Klamann, John) (Entered: 11/25/2003)

Nov. 25, 2003 PACER
61

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Sprint/United Management Company of Defendant's Responses to Plaintiff's First Requests for Production of Documents. (Yates, John) (Entered: 12/01/2003)

Dec. 1, 2003 PACER
62

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Sprint/United Management Company for Responses to Plaintiff's Second Request for Production of Documents Directed to Defendant. (Yates, John) (Entered: 12/02/2003)

Dec. 2, 2003 PACER
63

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Shirley Williams (Dennis, Stephen) (Entered: 12/23/2003)

Dec. 23, 2003 PACER
64

NOTICE by Plaintiff Shirley Williams of taking deposition of Sprint Representative on January 12, 2004 (Klamann, John) (Entered: 01/05/2004)

Jan. 5, 2004 PACER
65

NOTICE by Plaintiff Shirley Williams of taking deposition of Sprint representative on January 13, 2004 (Klamann, John) (Entered: 01/05/2004)

Jan. 5, 2004 PACER
66

NOTICE by Plaintiff Shirley Williams of taking deposition of Certain employees of Sprint on January 15, 2004 (Klamann, John) (Entered: 01/05/2004)

Jan. 5, 2004 PACER
67

NOTICE by Plaintiff Shirley Williams of taking deposition of Ann Morrill on January 19, 2004 (Klamann, John) (Entered: 01/05/2004)

Jan. 5, 2004 PACER
68

NOTICE of Change of Address by Patrick F. Hulla (Hulla, Patrick) (Entered: 01/09/2004)

Jan. 9, 2004 PACER
69

NOTICE by Defendant Sprint/United Management Company of taking deposition of Shirley Williams on March 2, 2004 (Hulla, Patrick) (Entered: 01/15/2004)

Jan. 15, 2004 PACER
70

NOTICE by Defendant Sprint/United Management Company of taking deposition of Jeff Moore on March 2, 2004 (Hulla, Patrick) (Entered: 01/15/2004)

Jan. 15, 2004 PACER
71

NOTICE by Defendant Sprint/United Management Company of taking deposition of Robert O. Smith on March 2, 2004 (Hulla, Patrick) (Entered: 01/15/2004)

Jan. 15, 2004 PACER
72

NOTICE by Defendant Sprint/United Management Company of taking deposition of Teresa Warnick on March 2, 2004 (Hulla, Patrick) (Entered: 01/15/2004)

Jan. 15, 2004 PACER
73

NOTICE by Defendant Sprint/United Management Company of taking deposition of Joe Norton on March 3, 2004 (Hulla, Patrick) (Entered: 01/15/2004)

Jan. 15, 2004 PACER
74

NOTICE by Defendant Sprint/United Management Company of taking deposition of Anita Reeves on March 2, 2004 (Hulla, Patrick) (Entered: 01/15/2004)

Jan. 15, 2004 PACER
75

MOTION to Amend Scheduling Order Plaintiff's Motion to Extend Deadline for Amending Pleadings; Naming An Expert by Plaintiff Shirley Williams (Egan, Dennis) (Entered: 01/16/2004)

Jan. 16, 2004 PACER
76

MEMORANDUM in Opposition by Defendant Sprint/United Management Company re 75 MOTION to Amend Scheduling Order Plaintiff's Motion to Extend Deadline for Amending Pleadings; Naming An Expert (Hulla, Patrick) (Entered: 01/20/2004)

Jan. 20, 2004 PACER
77

NOTICE by Plaintiff Shirley Williams of taking deposition of 30(b)(6) authorized representative of defendant Sprint on January 30, 2004 (Braud, Bert) (Entered: 01/22/2004)

Jan. 22, 2004 PACER
78

NOTICE by Plaintiff Shirley Williams of taking deposition of Right Management on 2/6/04 (Dennis, Stephen) (Entered: 01/22/2004)

Jan. 22, 2004 PACER
79

NOTICE by Plaintiff Shirley Williams of taking deposition of Ron LeMay on January 29, 2004 (Egan, Dennis) (Entered: 01/22/2004)

Jan. 22, 2004 PACER
80

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Sprint/United Management Company (Hulla, Patrick) (Entered: 01/22/2004)

Jan. 22, 2004 PACER
81

MOTION to Compel Full Discovery Responses by Plaintiff Shirley Williams (Egan, Dennis) (Entered: 01/22/2004)

Jan. 22, 2004 PACER
82

MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT of 81 MOTION to Compel Full Discovery Responses Tab A by Plaintiff Shirley Williams (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Attachment)(Egan, Dennis) (Entered: 01/22/2004)

1 Exhibit Attachment

View on PACER

Jan. 22, 2004 PACER
83

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE by Plaintiff Shirley Williams. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Compliance Attachment)(Egan, Dennis) (Entered: 01/22/2004)

1 Exhibit Compliance Attachment

View on PACER

Jan. 22, 2004 PACER
84

ORDER granting 75 Motion to Amend Scheduling Order as set forth in full on the record. Plaintiff's motion to compel 81 is set for hearing on Friday, February 6, 2004 at 9:30 a.m.. Signed by Judge John W. Lungstrum on 01/26/2004. (ses) (Entered: 01/26/2004)

Jan. 26, 2004 PACER
85

NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL and ENTRY OF APPEARANCE by Stephany J. Newport on behalf of all defendants (Newport, Stephany) (Entered: 01/26/2004)

Jan. 26, 2004 PACER
86

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Sprint/United Management Company. (Hulla, Patrick) (Entered: 01/27/2004)

Jan. 27, 2004 PACER
87

MOTION for Discovery Motion to Clarify Propriety of Depositions of Plaintiffs and Opt-Ins During First Phase Discovery by Plaintiff Shirley Williams (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit)(Egan, Dennis) (Entered: 01/28/2004)

1 Exhibit

View on PACER

Jan. 28, 2004 PACER
88

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Shirley Williams of Discovery: Plaintiffs' Third Interrogatories and Fourth Document Request to Defendant. (Braud, Bert) (Entered: 01/29/2004)

Jan. 29, 2004 PACER
89

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Shirley Williams of Plaintiffs' Fourth Interrogatories to Defendant. (Egan, Dennis) (Entered: 02/02/2004)

Feb. 2, 2004 PACER
90

MEMORANDUM in Opposition by Defendant Sprint/United Management Company re 81 MOTION to Compel Full Discovery Responses (Attachments: # 1 Index# 2 Exhibit A# 3 Exhibit B# 4 Exhibit C# 5 Exhibit D# 6 Exhibit E# 7 Exhibit F# 8 Exhibit G# 9 Exhibit H# 10 Exhibit I# 11 Exhibit J# 12 Exhibit K# 13 Exhibit L# 14 Exhibit M# 15 Exhibit N# 16 Exhibit O# 17 Exhibit P# 18 Exhibit Q# 19 Exhibit R# 20 Exhibit S)(Hulla, Patrick) (Entered: 02/02/2004)

1 Index

View on PACER

2 Exhibit A

View on PACER

3 Exhibit B

View on PACER

4 Exhibit C

View on PACER

5 Exhibit D

View on PACER

6 Exhibit E

View on PACER

7 Exhibit F

View on PACER

8 Exhibit G

View on PACER

9 Exhibit H

View on PACER

10 Exhibit I

View on PACER

11 Exhibit J

View on PACER

12 Exhibit K

View on PACER

13 Exhibit L

View on PACER

14 Exhibit M

View on PACER

15 Exhibit N

View on PACER

16 Exhibit O

View on PACER

17 Exhibit P

View on PACER

18 Exhibit Q

View on PACER

19 Exhibit R

View on PACER

20 Exhibit S

View on PACER

Feb. 2, 2004 PACER
91

NOTICE by Plaintiff Shirley Williams of taking deposition of Designated Agent for RIF labeled PCS on To Be Mutually Agreed Upon (Egan, Dennis) (Entered: 02/03/2004)

Feb. 3, 2004 PACER
92

NOTICE by Plaintiff Shirley Williams of taking deposition of Designated Agent for RIF labeled Network and Information Technologies on To Be Mutually Agreed Upon (Egan, Dennis) (Entered: 02/03/2004)

Feb. 3, 2004 PACER
93

AMENDED NOTICE by Plaintiff Shirley Williams of taking deposition of Right Management on 2/27/04 (Dennis, Stephen) (Entered: 02/03/2004)

Feb. 3, 2004 PACER
94

AMENDED NOTICE by Plaintiff Shirley Williams of taking deposition of Designated Agent for RIF labeled PCS on To Be Mutually Agreed Upon (Egan, Dennis) (Entered: 02/03/2004)

Feb. 3, 2004 PACER
95

AMENDED NOTICE by Plaintiff Shirley Williams of taking deposition of Designated Agent for RIF labeled Network and Information Technologies on To Be Mutually Agreed Upon (Egan, Dennis) (Entered: 02/03/2004)

Feb. 3, 2004 PACER
96

RESPONSE by Defendant Sprint/United Management Company re 87 MOTION for Discovery Motion to Clarify Propriety of Depositions of Plaintiffs and Opt-Ins During First Phase Discovery (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A# 2 Exhibit B# 3 Exhibit C# 4 Exhibit D# 5 Exhibit E# 6 Exhibit F# 7 Exhibit G)(Hulla, Patrick) (Entered: 02/04/2004)

1 Exhibit A

View on PACER

2 Exhibit B

View on PACER

3 Exhibit C

View on PACER

4 Exhibit D

View on PACER

5 Exhibit E

View on PACER

6 Exhibit F

View on PACER

7 Exhibit G

View on PACER

Feb. 4, 2004 PACER
97

MOTION to Compel Motion to Shorten Time Within Which Defendant Must Respond to Plaintiff's Fourth Request for Production of Documents by Plaintiff Shirley Williams (Braud, Bert) (Entered: 02/05/2004)

Feb. 5, 2004 PACER

State / Territory: Kansas

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

Private Employment Class Actions

Key Dates

Filing Date: April 23, 2003

Closing Date: Oct. 15, 2009

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

All non-executive, exempt (Grade 71-79) and non-exempt (Grade 38-41), former employees of Sprint who were a) terminated between October 1, 2001 and and March 31, 2003 and b) were age 40 or older on their last day of work

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Sprint/United Management Company, Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12111 et seq.

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Attorneys fees

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: 57000000

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Pattern or Practice

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Promotion

Discrimination-basis:

Age discrimination

Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)

Affected Gender:

Female

Male