Case: Breedlove v. Tele-Trip Co. Inc.

1:91-cv-05702 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Filed Date: Sept. 9, 1991

Closed Date: 1997

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Case Summary

On September 9, 1991, employees of Tele-Trip Co. filed a lawsuit against their employer, its owner Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company, and their retirement plan, Mutual of Omaha Retirement Income Plan, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The plaintiffs alleged that the defendant had violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), 29 U.S.C. § 1132a and had engaged in age discrimination.The plaintiffs were originally employees of Tele-Trip, but…

On September 9, 1991, employees of Tele-Trip Co. filed a lawsuit against their employer, its owner Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company, and their retirement plan, Mutual of Omaha Retirement Income Plan, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The plaintiffs alleged that the defendant had violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), 29 U.S.C. § 1132a and had engaged in age discrimination.

The plaintiffs were originally employees of Tele-Trip, but were reclassified as "independent operators" before they were eventually discharged. As independent operators, they performed the same duties as they did when they were employees and were subject to the same oversight. Since they were no longer classified as employees, however, they were not given pension benefits for their years as independent operators. They alleged that this was age discrimination and a violation of ERISA.

On June 22, 1992 the plaintiffs dismissed their age discrimination claims. On July 27, 1993, the court (Judge Harry D. Leinenweber) approved the plaintiffs' motion for class certification. The class consisted of "all persons who have been or are being characterized as independent operators of Tele-Trip airport locations, and the employees of such independent operators." The court also denied the defendants' motion for summary judgment on the basis that it could not disqualify the plaintiffs as a matter of law as employees since they were the functional equivalent of employees. Finally, the court dismissed Tele-Trip and Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company from the case. The parties thereafter reached a settlement that the court (Judge Leinenweber) approved on November 7, 1994. The details of the settlement are not known.

Summary Authors

Michael Perry (8/5/2010)

People


Judge(s)

Bucklo, Elaine E. (Illinois)

Leinenweber, Harry Daniel (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Allison, Robert D. (Illinois)

Hellman, Joel M. (Illinois)

Howard, Bruce C. (Illinois)

Karsh, Joshua (Illinois)

Kralovec, Clare Marie (Illinois)

Mikva, Mary Lane (Illinois)

Seliger, Stephen G (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Hedrick, Janet Marie (Illinois)

Judge(s)

Bucklo, Elaine E. (Illinois)

Leinenweber, Harry Daniel (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Allison, Robert D. (Illinois)

Hellman, Joel M. (Illinois)

Howard, Bruce C. (Illinois)

Karsh, Joshua (Illinois)

Kralovec, Clare Marie (Illinois)

Mikva, Mary Lane (Illinois)

Seliger, Stephen G (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Hedrick, Janet Marie (Illinois)

Wolf, Charles Benno (Illinois)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:91-cv-05702

Docket

July 25, 1997

July 25, 1997

Docket
51

1:91-cv-05702

Opinion (Granting plaintiff permission to interview former employees of the defendant)

1992 WL 202147, 1992 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 12149

Aug. 12, 1992

Aug. 12, 1992

Order/Opinion
70

1:91-cv-05702

Opinion (Granting class certification, denying defendants' motions for summary judgment, and dismissing two defendants)

Breedlove v. Tele-Trip Co. Inc

1993 WL 284327

July 26, 1993

July 26, 1993

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 15, 2022, 3:16 a.m.

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1

COMPLAINT; jury demand − Civil cover sheet − Appearance of Stephen G. Seliger as attorney for plaintiff Mary Ann Breedlove, plaintiff Joyce Culp, plaintiff Reba Languis, plaintiff Drusilla Massaro with Rule 39 affidavit ( 3 original and 3 copies summons(es) issued.) ( Documents: 1−1 through 1−4) (cdh) (Entered: 09/10/1991)

Sept. 9, 1991

Sept. 9, 1991

RECEIPT regarding payment of filing fee paid; on 9/9/91 in the amount of $ 120.00, receipt # 359329. (cdh) (Entered: 09/10/1991)

Sept. 9, 1991

Sept. 9, 1991

2

MINUTE ORDER of 9/19/91 by Hon. Harry D. Leinenweber : Robert D. Allison, Joel M. Hellman and Clare Kralovec granted leave to file their appearance as additional counsel for plaintiffs. No notice (fce) (Entered: 09/20/1991)

Sept. 19, 1991

Sept. 19, 1991

3

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for plaintiffs by Robert D. Allison, Joel M. Hellman, Clare Marie Kralovec (fce) (Entered: 09/20/1991)

Sept. 20, 1991

Sept. 20, 1991

4

RULE 39 Affidavit of Robert D. Allison (fce) (Entered: 09/20/1991)

Sept. 20, 1991

Sept. 20, 1991

5

RULE 39 Affidavit of Joel M. Hellman (fce) (Entered: 09/20/1991)

Sept. 20, 1991

Sept. 20, 1991

6

RULE 39 Affidavit of Clare Marie Kralovec (fce) (Entered: 09/20/1991)

Sept. 20, 1991

Sept. 20, 1991

7

ANSWER TO COMPLAINT by defendants. (fce) (Entered: 10/28/1991)

Oct. 28, 1991

Oct. 28, 1991

8

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendants by Charles Benno Wolf, Janet Marie Hedrick (fce) (Entered: 10/28/1991)

Oct. 28, 1991

Oct. 28, 1991

9

RULE 39 Affidavit of Charles Benno Wolf (fce) (Entered: 10/28/1991)

Oct. 28, 1991

Oct. 28, 1991

10

RULE 39 Affidavit of Janet Marie Hedrick (fce) (Entered: 10/28/1991)

Oct. 28, 1991

Oct. 28, 1991

11

MINUTE ORDER of 12/11/91 by Hon. Harry D. Leinenweber : Status hearing set for 02/04/92 at 9:00 a.m. Mailed notice (fce) (Entered: 12/12/1991)

Dec. 11, 1991

Dec. 11, 1991

12

MOTION by plaintiffs' to compel discovery (Exhibits); notice of motion. (hp) (Entered: 01/17/1992)

Jan. 16, 1992

Jan. 16, 1992

13

MINUTE ORDER of 1/16/92 by Hon. Harry D. Leinenweber : Plaintiffs' motion to compel continued generally. [12−1] Defendant to file its motion for protective order with supporting memorandum by 01/27/92. Plaintiffs' response due 01/31/92. The court will rule orally on 02/04/92. No notice (hp) (Entered: 01/17/1992)

Jan. 16, 1992

Jan. 16, 1992

14

REPLY by plaintiffs' in support of their motion for a narrow protective order (Exhibits); Notice of filing. (hp) (Entered: 02/03/1992)

Jan. 31, 1992

Jan. 31, 1992

15

MEMORANDUM by plaintiffs' in support of motion for class certification on count II ERISA claim (Exhibits); Notice of filing. (hp) (Entered: 02/03/1992)

Jan. 31, 1992

Jan. 31, 1992

16

MINUTE ORDER of 2/3/92 by Hon. Harry D. Leinenweber : Mary L. Mikva, Bruce C. Howard and Josua Karsh granted leave to file their appearance as additional counsel on behalf of plaintiffs. No notice (fce) (Entered: 02/04/1992)

Feb. 3, 1992

Feb. 3, 1992

18

RULE 39 Affidavit of Mary Lane Mikva (fce) (Entered: 02/04/1992)

Feb. 3, 1992

Feb. 3, 1992

19

RULE 39 Affidavit of Bruce C Howard (fce) (Entered: 02/04/1992)

Feb. 3, 1992

Feb. 3, 1992

20

RULE 39 Affidavit of Joshua Karsh (fce) (Entered: 02/04/1992)

Feb. 3, 1992

Feb. 3, 1992

21

NOTICE of filing by plaintiffs regarding affidavit [20−1], regarding affidavit [19−1], regarding affidavit [18−1], regarding attorney [17−1] (fce) (Entered: 02/04/1992)

Feb. 3, 1992

Feb. 3, 1992

22

MOTION by defendants' for protective order (Exhibits); notice of motion. (hp) (Entered: 02/07/1992)

Feb. 4, 1992

Feb. 4, 1992

23

ORDER regarding motion for protective order [22−1] (hp) (Entered: 02/07/1992)

Feb. 4, 1992

Feb. 4, 1992

24

MINUTE ORDER of 2/4/92 by Hon. Harry D. Leinenweber : Enter protective order pursuant to Rule 26(c) of the Fed. R.Civ.P. [22−1] Mailed notice (hp) (Entered: 02/07/1992)

Feb. 4, 1992

Feb. 4, 1992

25

MINUTE ORDER of 2/4/92 by Hon. Harry D. Leinenweber : Patrick Shea granted leave to file his appearance as additional counsel. Plaintiffs' granted leave to file its motion for class certification with supporting brief by 02/04/92. Defendants' response to be filed by 04/03/92. Plaintiffs' reply brief due by 04/24/92. The court will rule orally on 05/11/92 at 9:00 a.m. Status hearing held. Court to issue protective order. No notice (hp) (Entered: 02/07/1992)

Feb. 4, 1992

Feb. 4, 1992

26

MOTION by plaintiffs' for class certification on count II ERISA claim ; Notice of filing. (hp) (Entered: 02/07/1992)

Feb. 5, 1992

Feb. 5, 1992

27

AGREED MOTION by parties' for an extension of time ; notice of motion. (hp) (Entered: 02/27/1992)

Feb. 26, 1992

Feb. 26, 1992

28

MINUTE ORDER of 2/26/92 by Hon. Harry D. Leinenweber : The agreed motion to extend the briefing schedule on plaintiffs' motion for class certification on Count II is granted. [27−1] Defendants' response to plaintiffs' motion for class certification on Count II due 05/15/92. Plaintiff's reply to be filed by 06/05/92. The court oral ruling date set for 05/11/92 is reset to 06/26/92 at 9:00 a.m. [26−1] Mailed notice (hp) (Entered: 02/27/1992)

Feb. 26, 1992

Feb. 26, 1992

ORAL MOTION by defendant to compel ;. (hp) (Entered: 04/09/1992)

April 7, 1992

April 7, 1992

29

MINUTE ORDER of 4/7/92 by Hon. Harry D. Leinenweber : Defendant's oral motion to compel is denied. [0−1] No notice (hp) (Entered: 04/09/1992)

April 7, 1992

April 7, 1992

30

UNOPPOSED MOTION by defendants' for an extension of time to respond to plaintiffs' motion for class certification ; . (hp) (Entered: 04/29/1992)

April 28, 1992

April 28, 1992

31

MINUTE ORDER of 4/28/92 by Hon. Harry D. Leinenweber : Defendants' unopposed motion for extension of time to 06/15/92 in which to respond to plaintiffs' motion for class certification is granted. [30−1] Plaintiffs' reply brief now due by 07/06/92. [26−1] Oral ruling date of 06/26/92 is reset to 07/28/92 at 9:00 a.m. Mailed notice (hp) (Entered: 04/29/1992)

April 28, 1992

April 28, 1992

32

SETTLEMENT agreement and release by plaintiffs and defendants. (Attachment) (hp) Modified on 08/22/2001 (Entered: 06/04/1992)

June 3, 1992

June 3, 1992

33

MINUTE ORDER of 6/5/92 by Hon. Harry D. Leinenweber : Briefing schedule on plaintiff's motion for class is extended as follows: Defendant's response to be filed by 06/30/92. [26−1] Plaintiff's reply brief due by 08/07/92. The court's oral ruling date set for 07/28/92 is reset to 08/28/92 at 9:00 a.m. [26−1] Mailed notice (hp) (Entered: 06/08/1992)

June 5, 1992

June 5, 1992

34

MOTION by plaintiffs' to compel certain documents (Exhibits); notice of motion. (hp) (Entered: 06/18/1992)

June 17, 1992

June 17, 1992

35

MINUTE ORDER of 6/17/92 by Hon. Harry D. Leinenweber : Filed plaintiffs' motion to compel. [34−1] Defendants' response to plaintiffs' motion to compel to be filed by 07/10/92. Plaintiffs' reply brief due by 07/24/92. The court will rule orally on 08/18/92 at 9:00 a.m. [34−1] No notice (hp) (Entered: 06/18/1992)

June 17, 1992

June 17, 1992

36

MOTION by plaintiffs' to enter agreed order dismissing count I (Attachment); Notice of filing. (hp) (Entered: 06/23/1992)

June 22, 1992

June 22, 1992

37

ORDER regarding motion to enter agreed order dismissing count I [36−1] (hp) (Entered: 06/23/1992)

June 22, 1992

June 22, 1992

38

MINUTE ORDER of 6/22/92 by Hon. Harry D. Leinenweber : Enter agreed order dismissing Count I with prejudice and without costs pursuant to the settlement of the parties. [36−1] Mailed notice (hp) (Entered: 06/23/1992)

June 22, 1992

June 22, 1992

39

MOTION by defendants' to extend page limit ; notice of motion. (hp) (Entered: 06/29/1992)

June 26, 1992

June 26, 1992

40

MINUTE ORDER of 6/26/92 by Hon. Harry D. Leinenweber : Defendants' motion to extend page limit to 40 pages is granted. [39−1] No notice (hp) (Entered: 06/29/1992)

June 26, 1992

June 26, 1992

41

MINUTE ORDER of 7/22/92 by Hon. Harry D. Leinenweber : Parties having resolved plaintiff's motion to compel, [12−1] [34−1] ruling date set for 08/28/92 is stricken. Ruling date on plaintiffs' motion for class certification set for 08/28/92 is reset to 09/08/92 at 9:00 a.m. [26−1] Mailed notice (hp) (Entered: 07/23/1992)

July 22, 1992

July 22, 1992

42

MEMORANDUM of law by defendants' in opposition to plaintiffs' motion for class certification [26−1] (Attachment). (hp) (Entered: 07/28/1992)

July 27, 1992

July 27, 1992

43

APPENDIX filed by defendants' to defendants' memorandum of law in opposition to plaintiffs' motion for class certification [42−1] (Attachments). (Volume 1 of 2). (hp) (Entered: 07/28/1992)

July 27, 1992

July 27, 1992

44

APPENDIX filed by defendants' to defendants' memorandum of law in opposition to plaintiffs' motion for class certification [42−1] (Attachments). (Volume 2 of 2). (hp) (Entered: 07/28/1992)

July 27, 1992

July 27, 1992

45

MOTION by defendants' to dismiss plaintiffs' claims and to dismiss defendants Tele−Trip and Mutual and or for summary judgment (Attachment); notice of motion. (hp) (Entered: 07/28/1992)

July 27, 1992

July 27, 1992

46

MEMORANDUM of law by defendants' in support of motion to dismiss and/or [45−1] for summary judgment [45−2] (Attachment). (hp) (Entered: 07/28/1992)

July 27, 1992

July 27, 1992

47

MOTION by plaintiffs' for a protective order (Exhibits); notice of motion. (hp) (Entered: 07/28/1992)

July 27, 1992

July 27, 1992

48

MINUTE ORDER of 7/27/92 by Hon. Harry D. Leinenweber : Plaintiffs' granted leave to file motion for a protective order. [47−1] Defendants' response due by 07/30/92. Plaintiffs' reply brief due by 08/03/92. The court will endeavor to rule expeditiously on plaintiffs' motion for protective order. Defendants' granted leave to file motion to dismiss or for summary judgment. [45−1] [45−2] Plaintiff's response due by 10/08/92. Defendants' reply brief due 10/22/92. Plaintiffs' reply brief to its motion for class certification now due by 09/08/92. Oral ruling date of 09/08/92 is stricken. [26−1] No notice (hp) (Entered: 07/28/1992)

July 27, 1992

July 27, 1992

49

MEMORANDUM by defendants of law in opposition to plaintiffs' motion for a protective order [47−1] (Exhibits) (is) (Entered: 07/31/1992)

July 30, 1992

July 30, 1992

50

REPLY memorandum by plaintiffs in support of motion for a protective order [47−1] (Attachment); Notice of filing. (fce) (Entered: 08/04/1992)

Aug. 3, 1992

Aug. 3, 1992

51

MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER (hp) (Entered: 08/14/1992)

Aug. 12, 1992

Aug. 12, 1992

52

MINUTE ORDER of 8/12/92 by Hon. Harry D. Leinenweber : Enter memorandum opinion and order regarding plaintiffs' request to conduct ex parte interviews with Tele−Trip Compnay, Inc.'s former employees. Mailed notice (hp) (Entered: 08/14/1992)

Aug. 12, 1992

Aug. 12, 1992

54

MINUTE ORDER of 9/1/92 by Hon. Harry D. Leinenweber : Plaintiffs' agreed motion for extension of time to 09/22/92 in which to file its reply to defendants' response to plaintiffs' motion for class certification is granted. [26−1] [53−1] Mailed notice (hp) (Entered: 09/02/1992)

Sept. 1, 1992

Sept. 1, 1992

55

RULE 12 Statement of undisputed facts in support of their motion to dismiss and/or for summary judgment by defendants'. (hp) (Entered: 09/21/1992)

Sept. 18, 1992

Sept. 18, 1992

56

LETTER from plaintiffs' counsel, Mary L. Mikva to Ms. Powell dated 09/22/92 (hp) (Entered: 09/24/1992)

Sept. 22, 1992

Sept. 22, 1992

57

MINUTE ORDER of 9/22/92 by Hon. Harry D. Leinenweber : Without objection, plaintiff granted leave to file memorandum in excess of 15 pages. No notice (hp) (Entered: 09/24/1992)

Sept. 22, 1992

Sept. 22, 1992

58

REPLY by plaintiffs' memorandum in support of their motion for class certification [26−1] (Attachment); Notice of filing. (hp) (Entered: 09/24/1992)

Sept. 22, 1992

Sept. 22, 1992

59

APPENDIX by plaintiffs to plaintiffs' reply memorandum in support of their motion for class certification (hp) Modified on 08/22/2001 (Entered: 09/24/1992)

Sept. 22, 1992

Sept. 22, 1992

60

AGREED MOTION by plaintiffs' for an extension of time to file response to motion to dismiss ; notice of motion. (hp) (Entered: 10/09/1992)

Oct. 8, 1992

Oct. 8, 1992

61

MINUTE ORDER of 10/8/92 by Hon. Harry D. Leinenweber : Granting plaintiffs' agreed motion for an extension of time to file response to motion to dismiss. [60−1] Plaintiff given to 10/15/92 in which to file their response to defendants' motion to dismiss and/or for summary judgment. [45−1] [45−2] Defendants' reply brief due by 10/29/92. The court will rule by mail. Mailed notice (hp) (Entered: 10/09/1992)

Oct. 8, 1992

Oct. 8, 1992

62

EXHIBITS by plaintiffs to plaintiffs' response to defendants' motion to dismiss and/or for summary judgment. (hp) Modified on 08/22/2001 (Entered: 10/16/1992)

Oct. 15, 1992

Oct. 15, 1992

63

LOCAL RULE 12(N) Statement by plaintiffs' in opposition to defendants' motion to dismiss and/or for summary judgment ; Notice of filing (hp) (Entered: 10/16/1992)

Oct. 15, 1992

Oct. 15, 1992

64

MOTION by plaintiff for leave to file memorandum in excess of fifteen pages ; notice of motion. (fce) (Entered: 10/21/1992)

Oct. 20, 1992

Oct. 20, 1992

65

RESPONSE by plaintiff to defendants' motions to dismiss plaintiffs' claims and to dismiss defendants Tele−Trip and Mutual and [45−1], motion for summary judgment [45−2] (fce) (Entered: 10/21/1992)

Oct. 20, 1992

Oct. 20, 1992

66

MINUTE ORDER of 10/20/92 by Hon. Harry D. Leinenweber : Granting plaintiffs' motion for leave to file memorandum in excess of fifteen pages [64−1] Mailed notice (fce) (Entered: 10/21/1992)

Oct. 20, 1992

Oct. 20, 1992

67

REPLY by defendants' memorandum in support of their motion to dismiss and/or for summary judgment [45−1][45−2] (hp) (Entered: 10/30/1992)

Oct. 29, 1992

Oct. 29, 1992

68

AFFIDAVIT of Jane Meyer regarding motion reply [67−1] (Attachment). (hp) (Entered: 10/30/1992)

Oct. 29, 1992

Oct. 29, 1992

69

MINUTE ORDER of 10/29/92 by Hon. Harry D. Leinenweber : Status hearing held; continued to 11/20/92 at 10:00 a.m. All third party defendants granted to and including 11/20/92 to answer or otherwise plead to the third party complaint. No notice (hp) (Entered: 10/30/1992)

Oct. 29, 1992

Oct. 29, 1992

70

MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER (ar) (Entered: 07/27/1993)

July 26, 1993

July 26, 1993

71

MINUTE ORDER of 7/26/93 by Hon. Harry D. Leinenweber : Status hearing set for 08/26/93 at 9:00 am . Enter Memorandum Opinion and Order: The court finds that plaintiffs' proposed class satisfies the class certification requirements enumerated in Rule 23 of the Fed.R.Civ.P. and, therefore, grants plaintiffs' motion to certify as a class [26−1]. Defendants' motion for summary judgment is denied [[45−1]. Defendants' motion to dismiss defendants Mutual and Tele−Trip, finding them to be improper defendants for a section 502 action is granted [45−2]. Mailed notice (ar) (Entered: 07/27/1993)

July 26, 1993

July 26, 1993

72

MINUTE ORDER of 8/26/93 by Hon. Harry D. Leinenweber : Status hearing held; continued to 10/08/93 at 9:00 a.m. No notice (fce) (Entered: 08/27/1993)

Aug. 26, 1993

Aug. 26, 1993

73

MINUTE ORDER of 10/8/93 by Hon. Harry D. Leinenweber : Status hearing held; continued to 11/22/93 at 9:30 am. No notice (ar) (Entered: 10/12/1993)

Oct. 8, 1993

Oct. 8, 1993

74

MINUTE ORDER of 11/22/93 by Hon. Harry D. Leinenweber : Status hearing held; continued to 01/18/94 at 9:00 am. No notice (ar) (Entered: 11/29/1993)

Nov. 22, 1993

Nov. 22, 1993

75

MINUTE ORDER of 1/18/94 by Hon. Harry D. Leinenweber : Status hearing held; continued to 02/18/94 at 9:00 am. No notice (ar) (Entered: 01/20/1994)

Jan. 18, 1994

Jan. 18, 1994

76

MINUTE ORDER of 2/18/94 by Hon. Harry D. Leinenweber : Status hearing held; continued to 25 Mar 94 at 9:00 a.m. Matter referred to Mag. Judge Gottschall for settlement conference. No notice (eav) (Entered: 02/22/1994)

Feb. 18, 1994

Feb. 18, 1994

77

REFERRAL ORDER of 2/22/94: Case referred to Magistrate Judge Joan B. Gottschall pursuant to local General Rule 2.41(b) to conduct hearings and enter appropriate orders on the following pretrial motion/matter: Settlement conference. Mailed notice (eav) (Entered: 02/24/1994)

Feb. 22, 1994

Feb. 22, 1994

78

MINUTE ORDER of 2/23/94 by Hon. Joan B. Gottschall : Status hearing held. Settlement Conference set for March 21, 1994 at 10:00 a.m. Parties with settlement authority are to be present. Mailed notice (eav) (Entered: 02/24/1994)

Feb. 23, 1994

Feb. 23, 1994

79

MINUTE ORDER of 3/21/94 by Hon. Joan B. Gottschall : Settlement Conference held and continued to March 28, 1994 at 9:00 a.m. No notice (eav) (Entered: 03/22/1994)

March 21, 1994

March 21, 1994

80

MINUTE ORDER of 3/25/94 by Hon. Harry D. Leinenweber : Status hearing held; continued to 8 Apr 94 at 9:00 a.m. No notice (eav) (Entered: 03/28/1994)

March 25, 1994

March 25, 1994

81

MINUTE ORDER of 3/28/94 by Hon. Joan B. Gottschall : Settlement conference continued. Status hearing on settlement set for April 22, 1994 at 10:00 a.m. No notice (eav) (Entered: 03/29/1994)

March 28, 1994

March 28, 1994

82

MINUTE ORDER of 4/8/94 by Hon. Harry D. Leinenweber : Status hearing held; continued to 6 May 94 at 9:00 a.m. No notice (eav) (Entered: 04/11/1994)

April 8, 1994

April 8, 1994

83

MINUTE ORDER of 4/22/94 by Hon. Joan B. Gottschall : Status hearing reset for 05/11/94 at 10:00 am. Telephoned notice (ar) (Entered: 04/25/1994)

April 22, 1994

April 22, 1994

84

MINUTE ORDER of 5/11/94 by Hon. Joan B. Gottschall : Status hearing held; continued to 05/26/94 at l0:00 a.m. Mailed notice (ldg) (Entered: 05/12/1994)

May 11, 1994

May 11, 1994

85

MINUTE ORDER of 5/19/94 by Hon. Harry D. Leinenweber : Status hearing reset for 06/02/94 at 9:00 a.m. Mailed notice (ldg) (Entered: 05/20/1994)

May 19, 1994

May 19, 1994

86

MINUTE ORDER of 5/26/94 by Hon. Joan B. Gottschall : Status hearing held; continued to 06/17/94 at 10:00 a.m. No notice (ldg) (Entered: 05/31/1994)

May 26, 1994

May 26, 1994

87

MINUTE ORDER of 6/2/94 by Hon. Harry D. Leinenweber : Status hearing held; continued to 06/24/94 at 9:00 a.m. Mailed notice (ldg) (Entered: 06/03/1994)

June 2, 1994

June 2, 1994

88

MINUTE ORDER of 6/17/94 by Hon. Joan B. Gottschall : Settlement conference held. All matters relating to the referral of this action having been resolved, the case is returned to the assigned judge. Terminate case referral. Terminating case referral to Hon. Joan B. Gottschall . Mailed notice (ar) (Entered: 06/20/1994)

June 17, 1994

June 17, 1994

89

MINUTE ORDER of 6/24/94 by Hon. Harry D. Leinenweber : Status hearing held; continued to 08/09/94 at 9:00 a.m. Mailed notice (ldg) (Entered:

June 24, 1994

June 24, 1994

91

ORDER regarding motion for preliminary approval of settlement and [90−1] for other relief [90−2] (ldg) (Entered: 08/12/1994)

Aug. 9, 1994

Aug. 9, 1994

92

MINUTE ORDER of 8/9/94 by Hon. Harry D. Leinenweber : Granting plaintiff's motion for preliminary approval of settlement and [90−1] other relief [90−2]. Fairness hearing set for 11/07/94 at l0:00 a.m. Magistrate Judge Joan B. Gottschall to be appointed as Special Master. Mailed notice (ldg) (Entered: 08/12/1994)

Aug. 9, 1994

Aug. 9, 1994

93

REFERRAL ORDER of 08/15/94: Case referred to Hon. Joan B. Gottschall pursuant to local General Rule 2.41(b) to conduct hearings and enter appropriate orders on the following pretrial motion/matter: To serve as Special Master under 28 U.S.C. 636(b)(2), as more specifically to hear and determine various disputes that might arise in connection with the administration of the settlement agreement pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. Procedure 53. Mailed notice (ldg) (Entered: 08/22/1994)

Aug. 16, 1994

Aug. 16, 1994

94

MINUTE ORDER of 8/24/94 by Hon. Joan B. Gottschall : Initial status hearing is set for 09/16/94 at l0:00 a.m. before Magistrate Judge Gottschall. Parties are directed to furnish courtesy copies of any documents relevant to the referral of this case to Chambers 2490 by 09/09/94. Mailed notice (ldg) (Entered: 08/25/1994)

Aug. 24, 1994

Aug. 24, 1994

95

SUMMARY AND DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS by plaintiffs of plaintiffs' attorneys' fees, costs and expenses through preliminary approval settlement (08/09/94) (Attachments); Notice of filing. (1 vol.) (ar) (Entered: 09/09/1994)

Sept. 8, 1994

Sept. 8, 1994

96

MINUTE ORDER of 9/16/94 by Hon. Joan B. Gottschall : Status hearing held; continued to 10/21/94 at ll:00 a.m. Reply to attorney fees due on or before 09/30/94. No notice (ldg) (Entered: 09/19/1994)

Sept. 16, 1994

Sept. 16, 1994

97

MINUTE ORDER of 10/21/94 by Hon. Joan B. Gottschall : Status hearing held and continued to 04/07/95 at l0:00 a.m. before Magistrate Judge Gottschall. Mailed notice (ldg) (Entered: 10/28/1994)

Oct. 21, 1994

Oct. 21, 1994

98

CLAIM pursuant to class action and settlement by claimant Mary Dombrowski (ldg) (Entered: 10/28/1994)

Oct. 25, 1994

Oct. 25, 1994

99

AFFIDAVIT of Mary Dombrowski (Attachments); Notice of filing. (ldg) (Entered: 10/28/1994)

Oct. 25, 1994

Oct. 25, 1994

100

MOTION by plaintiffs for leave to file memorandum in excess of fifteen pages in support of class action settlement agreement ; Notice of motion (ldg) (Entered: 11/03/1994)

Nov. 2, 1994

Nov. 2, 1994

101

MINUTE ORDER of 11/2/94 by Hon. Harry D. Leinenweber : Granting plaintiff's motion for leave to file memorandum in excess of fifteen pages in support of class action settlement agreement [100−1]. Mailed notice (ldg) (Entered: 11/03/1994)

Nov. 2, 1994

Nov. 2, 1994

Case Details

State / Territory: Illinois

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

Private Employment Class Actions

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 9, 1991

Closing Date: 1997

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

All persons who had been or were characterized as independent operators of Tele-Trip airport locations and any employees of such independent operators.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company (Omaha), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), 29 U.S.C. § 1001

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Mixed

Nature of Relief:

Unknown

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Pay / Benefits

Discrimination-basis:

Age discrimination