Case: Tice v. American Airlines Inc.

1:95-cv-06890 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Filed Date: Nov. 27, 1995

Closed Date: 2004

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Case Summary

On November 27, 1995, a group of 14 pilots filed suit under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, 29 U.S.C. § 631(a) against American Airlines in the United States District Court of the Northern District of Illinois. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, asked the Court for injunctive and declaratory relief, as well as back pay, alleging that the defendant discriminated against them on the basis of age. Specifically, the plaintiffs contended that the Federal Aviation Administra…

On November 27, 1995, a group of 14 pilots filed suit under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, 29 U.S.C. § 631(a) against American Airlines in the United States District Court of the Northern District of Illinois. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, asked the Court for injunctive and declaratory relief, as well as back pay, alleging that the defendant discriminated against them on the basis of age. Specifically, the plaintiffs contended that the Federal Aviation Administrations (FAA) regulation that no person can serve as a commercial pilot or copilot after the age of 60, did not apply to the third officer position, referred to as the flight officer.

The crux of the matter lay in American Airlines' policy to force captains to retire at the age of 60, rather than let them serve as a flight officer. Some of the older models of aircraft, though they were being phased out of American Airline's fleet, required the flight officer position for the purpose of monitoring fuel, electrical and other systems on the plane. Tice v. American Airlines, 288 F.3d 314 (7th Cic. 2002). All of the plaintiffs in the suit were former captains who wanted to downgrade to flight officer rather than retire. Tice v. American Airlines, 288 F.3d 315 (7th Cic. 2002).

On March 31, 1997, the Court (Judge Williams) entered judgment on the pleadings, terminating the case. The plaintiffs appealed, and on February 25, 1999, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed and remanded the District Court's decision. There followed several years of discovery.

On August 29, 2001 the Court (Judge Kennelly) dismissed the case for lack of subject matter jurisdiction. The plaintiffs appealed and on April 30, 2002, the 7th Circuit (Judges Posner, Kanne, Rovner) modified the lower Court's decision, staying the judgment pending the decision of an arbitration board hearing on the issue. The 7th Circuit Court also remanded the case to the District Court on grounds that the plaintiffs' suit was dependent on their preferred interpretation of the collective bargaining agreement, in which event they should be in arbitration. The Court stated the only basis on which the plaintiffs could be entitled to bump existing holders of the flight-officer positions is if the collective bargaining agreement between the airline and its pilots' union entitles more senior pilots to bump less senior ones from those positions. In the absence of such a contractual provision, an employer would have no duty to give another job to an employee validly disqualified from holding his present job. Tice v. American Airlines, 288 F.3d 315 (7th Cic. 2002). The Court paraphrased the plaintiffs perspective on this issue when it stated that nothing in the collective bargaining agreement authorizes such discrimination. Tice v. American Airlines, 288 F.3d 317 (7th Cic. 2002).

The arbitration board interpreted the CBA against the plaintiffs, and the defendants moved to remove the stay and dismiss the case.

On January 20, 2004, the District Court (Judge Kennelly) granted the defendants motion for dismissal justifying the decision by the arbitration board's decision on the matter. Tice v. American Airlines, 6932 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 7 (N.D.I.L. 2004). The plaintiffs appealed and on June 29, 2004, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals (Judges Posner, Kanne, Rovner) upheld the lower court's decision. They supported their decision simply by saying that as long as what the arbitrators did can fairly be described as interpretation, the Court's hands are tied. Tice v. American Airlines, 373 F.3d 854 (7th Cir. 2004). Thus, the case was close on July 7, 2004.

Summary Authors

Matthew Aibel (5/4/2008)

People

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Judge(s)

Duff, Brian Barnett (Illinois)

Kanne, Michael Stephen (Indiana)

Kennelly, Matthew F. (Illinois)

Keys, Arlander (Illinois)

Posner, Richard Allen (Illinois)

Rovner, Ilana Kara Diamond (Illinois)

Schenkier, Sidney I. (Illinois)

Williams, Ann Claire (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Brown, Robert R. (Illinois)

Leavitt, Josh Michael (Illinois)

Judge(s)

Duff, Brian Barnett (Illinois)

Kanne, Michael Stephen (Indiana)

Kennelly, Matthew F. (Illinois)

Keys, Arlander (Illinois)

Posner, Richard Allen (Illinois)

Rovner, Ilana Kara Diamond (Illinois)

Schenkier, Sidney I. (Illinois)

Williams, Ann Claire (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Brown, Robert R. (Illinois)

Leavitt, Josh Michael (Illinois)

Serwer, Alan Michael (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Booth, Gordon Dean Jr. (Georgia)

Conner, Terrence G. (Florida)

Donati, Peter F. (Illinois)

Gangemi, Columbus R. Jr. (Illinois)

LaPointe, Martin K. (Illinois)

Marmer, Ronald L. (Illinois)

O'Flaherty, Tracy A. (Illinois)

Owens, L. Dale (Georgia)

Pierce, Terrill Elise (Illinois)

Simon, Leslie A. (District of Columbia)

Solovy, Jerold S. (Illinois)

Wharton, Scott Anthony (Georgia)

Other Attorney(s)

Boyle, Cassandra Lynn (Illinois)

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U. S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

April 30, 2002

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June 13, 2003

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Decision upholding District Court's dismissal

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U. S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

June 29, 2004

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155

MINUTE ORDER of 4/19/00 by Hon. Arlander Keys: Plaintiffs' motion for order compelling answers to questions posed at depositions is denied. [133-1] Status hearing set for 4/28/00 at 9:00am. Entered Memorandum Opinion and Order. Mailed notice by judge's staff (dj)

April 19, 2000

April 19, 2000

RECAP
91

CERTIFIED copy of Order from the 7th Circuit. ( 97-1888 & 97-2027) (mak) (Entered: 05/10/1997)

May 6, 1979

May 6, 1979

238

MINUTE ORDER of 8/29/01 by Hon. Matthew F. Kennelly : For the reasons set forth in the attached order, defendant's motion to dismiss [234-1] is granted. Defendant's motion for summary judgment [206-1], and plaintiff's motion to strike and exclude various matters [220-1, 229-1] are denied as moot. The case is dismissed for lack of subject matter jurisdiction terminating case . Entered Memorandum Opinion and Order . Mailed notice (maf)

Aug. 29, 2001

Aug. 29, 2001

RECAP
1

COMPLAINT; jury demand - Civil cover sheet - Appearance(s) of Alan Michael Serwer as attorney(s) for plaintiffs with Rule 39 affidavit ( 1 summons(es) issued.) ( Documents: 1-1 through 1-4) (mak) (Entered: 11/30/1995)

Nov. 27, 1995

Nov. 27, 1995

RECEIPT regarding payment of filing fee paid; on 11/27/95 in the amount of $ 120.00, receipt #465040. (mak) (Entered: 11/30/1995)

Nov. 27, 1995

Nov. 27, 1995

2

RETURN OF SERVICE executed upon defendant Amer AL Inc on 11/27/95 (mak) (Entered: 11/30/1995)

Nov. 27, 1995

Nov. 27, 1995

3

AGREED MOTION by defendant to extend time to answer or otherwise plead to complaint ; Notice of motion. (fce) (Entered: 12/18/1995)

Dec. 13, 1995

Dec. 13, 1995

4

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant by Terrill Elise Pierce (fce) (Entered: 12/18/1995)

Dec. 13, 1995

Dec. 13, 1995

5

RULE 39 Affidavit of Terrill Elise Pierce (fce) (Entered: 12/18/1995)

Dec. 13, 1995

Dec. 13, 1995

6

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant by Martin K. Lapointe (fce) (Entered: 12/18/1995)

Dec. 13, 1995

Dec. 13, 1995

7

RULE 39 Affidavit of Martin K. Lapointe (fce) (Entered: 12/18/1995)

Dec. 13, 1995

Dec. 13, 1995

8

MINUTE ORDER of 12/13/95 by Hon. Brian Barnett Duff : Granting defendant's motion to extend time to answer or otherwise plead to complaint [3-1] to 01/08/96. Discovery to proceed. Status hearing set for 9:30 a.m. on 1/22/96. Mailed notice (fce) (Entered: 12/18/1995)

Dec. 13, 1995

Dec. 13, 1995

9

MOTION by defendant for substitution of counsel (Attachments); Notice of motion. (fce) (Entered: 01/09/1996)

Jan. 4, 1996

Jan. 4, 1996

10

MINUTE ORDER of 1/4/96 by Hon. Brian Barnett Duff : Granting defendant's motion for substitution of counsel [9-1]. Martin K. Lapointe and Terrill Elise Pierce of the firm Kaplan & Begy is granted leave to withdraw their appearance for defendant and Jerold S. Solvoy and Ronald Marmer of the firm Jenner & Block is granted leave to file their appearance on defendant's behalf. No notice (fce) (Entered: 01/09/1996)

Jan. 4, 1996

Jan. 4, 1996

11

ANSWER to complaint by defendant; Notice of filing. (fce) (Entered: 01/09/1996)

Jan. 8, 1996

Jan. 8, 1996

12

MOTION by defendant Amer AL Inc for leave to file appearance if counsel (Attachments); Notice of motion. (mak) (Entered: 01/26/1996)

Jan. 22, 1996

Jan. 22, 1996

13

MINUTE ORDER of 1/22/96 by Hon. Brian Barnett Duff : Granting defendant American Airlines' motion for leave to file appearance of counsel [12-1]. Gordon D. Booth, Jr., L. Dale Owens and Scott A. Wharton is granted leave to file their additional appearance on defendant's behalf. No notice (mak) (Entered: 01/26/1996)

Jan. 22, 1996

Jan. 22, 1996

15

RULE 39 Affidavit of Gordon Dean Booth Jr. (mak) (Entered: 01/26/1996)

Jan. 22, 1996

Jan. 22, 1996

16

RULE 39 Affidavit of L. Dale Owens (mak) (Entered: 01/26/1996)

Jan. 22, 1996

Jan. 22, 1996

17

RULE 39 Affidavit of Scott A. Wharton (mak) (Entered: 01/26/1996)

Jan. 22, 1996

Jan. 22, 1996

18

MOTION by defendant Amer AL Inc for change of venue ; Notice of motion. (mak) (Entered: 01/26/1996)

Jan. 22, 1996

Jan. 22, 1996

19

BRIEF by defendant Amer AL Inc in support of its motion for change of venue [18-1]; Notice of filing. (mak) (Entered: 01/26/1996)

Jan. 22, 1996

Jan. 22, 1996

20

AFFIDAVIT of Paul Barry regarding motion for change of venue [18-1] (Exhibits). (mak) (Entered: 01/26/1996)

Jan. 22, 1996

Jan. 22, 1996

21

MINUTE ORDER of 1/22/96 by Hon. Brian Barnett Duff : Status hearing held; continued to 9:00 a.m. 3/25/96 . The plaintiff to file its response to defendant's motion for change of venue [18-1] by 02/05/96. Reply to answer brief due 2/12/96. Mailed notice (mak) (Entered: 01/26/1996)

Jan. 22, 1996

Jan. 22, 1996

22

AMENDED ANSWER [11-1] by defendant Amer AL Inc to complaint with counterclaim; Notice of filing. (mak) Modified on 02/06/1996 (Entered: 01/26/1996)

Jan. 25, 1996

Jan. 25, 1996

22

COUNTERCLAIM by defendant Amer AL Inc against Robert H Tice, Jerry J Cook, William T Reiners, Fredirick W Arndt, Wilbur A Shiflet, Anthony L Visconti, Ralph W Sirek, Gerald E Bushrow, John R Connelly, Thomas A Dwyer, Herbert H Hamilton, Martin H O'Leary with amended answer; Notice of filing. (mak) Modified on 02/06/1996 (Entered: 01/26/1996)

Jan. 25, 1996

Jan. 25, 1996

23

OPPOSITION by plaintiffs to defendants' motion for change of venue [18-1] (Attachment). (mak) (Entered: 02/07/1996)

Feb. 5, 1996

Feb. 5, 1996

24

REPLY BRIEF by defendant Amer AL Inc to plaintiffs' opposition to its motion for change of venue [18-1] (Exhibits); Notice of filing. (mak) (Entered: 02/13/1996)

Feb. 12, 1996

Feb. 12, 1996

25

MINUTE ORDER of 2/15/96 by Hon. Brian Barnett Duff : Denying defendant's motion for change of venue [18-1] to transfer this cause of action to the Northern District of Texas. Mailed notice (mak) (Entered: 02/20/1996)

Feb. 15, 1996

Feb. 15, 1996

26

MOTION by plaintiffs to extend time to reply or otherwise move to counterclaim. (maf) (Entered: 02/28/1996)

Feb. 15, 1996

Feb. 15, 1996

27

MINUTE ORDER of 2/15/96 by Hon. Brian Barnett Duff: The motion to extend time to reply or otherwise move to counterclaim [26-1] is granted. No notice (maf) (Entered: 02/28/1996)

Feb. 15, 1996

Feb. 15, 1996

28

MOTION by plaintiffs to strike defenses ; Notice of motion. (fce) (Entered: 03/05/1996)

Feb. 15, 1996

Feb. 15, 1996

30

MOTION by plaintiffs to dismiss counterclaim ; Notice of motion. (fce) (Entered: 03/05/1996)

Feb. 27, 1996

Feb. 27, 1996

31

MEMORANDUM by plaintiffs in support of motion to dismiss counterclaim [30-1] (Attachment). (fce) (Entered: 03/05/1996)

Feb. 27, 1996

Feb. 27, 1996

32

AGREED ORDER regarding motion to dismiss counterclaim [30-1], motion to strike defenses [28-1] (fce) (Entered: 03/05/1996)

Feb. 27, 1996

Feb. 27, 1996

33

MINUTE ORDER of 2/27/96 by Hon. Brian Barnett Duff : Defendant to respond to plaintiffs' motion to strike defenses [28-1] and plaintiffs' motion to dismiss counterclaim [30-1] by 03/12/96; reply brief due 3/19/96. Status hearing set for 03/25/96 to remain firm. Mailed notice (fce) (Entered: 03/05/1996)

Feb. 27, 1996

Feb. 27, 1996

34

MEMORANDUM in opposition by defendant to plaintiffs' motions to dismiss counterclaim [30-1], and motion to strike defenses [28-1] (Exhibit). (mak) (Entered: 03/14/1996)

March 12, 1996

March 12, 1996

35

REPLY MEMORANDUM by plaintiffs in support of motions to dismiss counterclaim [30-1] and to strike defenses [28-1]. (mak) (Entered: 03/20/1996)

March 19, 1996

March 19, 1996

36

APPLICATION by defendant for leave of attorney Terence G. Connor to appear pro hac vice , and for leave to file additional appearance on behalf of defendant (Attachment); Notice of motion. (fce) (Entered: 04/02/1996)

March 25, 1996

March 25, 1996

37

MINUTE ORDER of 3/25/96 by Hon. Brian Barnett Duff : Granting defendant's application for leave of attorney Terence G. Connor to appear pro hac vice [36-1], and for leave to file additional appearance on behalf of defendant [36-2]. Terence G. Conner is granted leave to appear pro hac vice on defendant's behalf. Discovery to proceed. Status hearing held; continued to 9:00 a.m. on 6/24/96. No notice (fce) (Entered: 04/02/1996)

March 25, 1996

March 25, 1996

41

APPLICATION by Amer AL Inc for leave to appear pro hac vice and motion for leave to file additional appearance on behalf of defendant (Attachment). (maf) (Entered: 04/03/1996)

March 25, 1996

March 25, 1996

42

MINUTE ORDER of 3/25/96 by Hon. Brian Barnett Duff: Status hearing held; continued to 06/24/96 at 9:00 a.m. Terence G. Connor is granted leave to file his appearance pro hac vice on behalf of American Air Lines [41-1]. No notice (maf) (Entered: 04/03/1996)

March 25, 1996

March 25, 1996

38

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant, counter-claimant by Terence G. Connor (fce) (Entered: 04/02/1996)

March 26, 1996

March 26, 1996

39

RULE 39 Affidavit of Terence G. Connor (fce) (Entered: 04/02/1996)

March 26, 1996

March 26, 1996

40

NOTICE of filing by defendant, counter-claimant regarding affidavit [39-1], regarding attorney appearance [38-1] (fce) (Entered: 04/02/1996)

March 26, 1996

March 26, 1996

43

MOTION by plaintiffs to compel production of documents ; Notice of motion. (fce) (Entered: 04/05/1996)

April 4, 1996

April 4, 1996

45

AFFIDAVIT and certification of Alan M. Serwer in support of motion to compel production of documents [43-1] (Exhibits). (fce) (Entered: 04/05/1996)

April 4, 1996

April 4, 1996

46

MINUTE ORDER of 4/4/96 by Hon. Brian Barnett Duff : Granting plaintiffs' motion to compel production of documents [43-1] No notice (fce) (Entered: 04/05/1996)

April 4, 1996

April 4, 1996

47

MEMORANDUM by defendant in support of motion for judgment on the pleadings; Notice of filing. (mak) (Entered: 05/02/1996)

April 25, 1996

April 25, 1996

48

MEMORANDUM OF LAW by defendant in support of motion for leave to amend; Notice of filing. (mak) (Entered: 05/02/1996)

April 25, 1996

April 25, 1996

49

MOTION by defendant for judgment on the pleadings ; Notice of motion. (fce) (Entered: 05/17/1996)

May 7, 1996

May 7, 1996

50

MOTION by defendant for leave to amend answer ; Notice of motion. (fce) (Entered: 05/17/1996)

May 7, 1996

May 7, 1996

51

STIPULATION AND PROTECTIVE ORDER (Attachment). (fce) (Entered: 05/17/1996)

May 7, 1996

May 7, 1996

52

MINUTE ORDER of 5/7/96 by Hon. Brian Barnett Duff : Granting defendant's motion for leave to amend answer to complaint [50-1]. Plaintiff's response to defendant's motion for judgment on the pleadings [49-1] is due 05/28/96; reply due 6/11/96. Enter protective order. No notice (fce) (Entered: 05/17/1996)

May 7, 1996

May 7, 1996

53

SECOND AMENDED ANSWER to complaint [22-1] by defendant with amended counterclaim. (fce) (Entered: 05/17/1996)

May 7, 1996

May 7, 1996

53

SECOND AMENDED COUNTERCLAIM [22-1] by counter-claimant with amended answer. (fce) (Entered: 05/17/1996)

May 7, 1996

May 7, 1996

54

AGREED ORDER (fce) (Entered: 05/17/1996)

May 10, 1996

May 10, 1996

55

MINUTE ORDER of 5/10/96 by Hon. Brian Barnett Duff : Plaintiff to respond to defendant's motion for leave to amend answer and motion for judgment on the pleadings [49-1] by 05/28/96; reply 6/11/96. Status hearing set for 9:00 a.m. on 6/24/96. No notice (fce) (Entered: 05/17/1996)

May 10, 1996

May 10, 1996

56

RESPONSE by plaintiffs to defendants motion for judgment on the pleadings [49-1] and for leave to file second amended answer [50-1]. (mak) (Entered: 06/04/1996)

May 28, 1996

May 28, 1996

57

REPLY by defendant to plaintiff's response to motion for judgment on the pleadings [49-1]; Notice of filing. (yap) (Entered: 06/12/1996)

June 11, 1996

June 11, 1996

58

MOTION by defendant for protective order staying discovery ; Notice of motion. (fce) (Entered: 06/26/1996)

June 24, 1996

June 24, 1996

59

MEMORANDUM by defendant in support of motion for protective order staying discovery [58-1] (fce) (Entered: 06/26/1996)

June 24, 1996

June 24, 1996

61

MOTION by defendant to advise court of related action (Attachment); Notice of motion. (fce) (Entered: 07/16/1996)

July 1, 1996

July 1, 1996

ORAL MOTION by defendant for leave to renew its motion for change of venue (fce) (Entered: 07/16/1996)

July 10, 1996

July 10, 1996

62

MINUTE ORDER of 7/10/96 by Hon. Brian Barnett Duff : Granting defendant's motion to advise court of related action [61-1]; defendant informs the court of the related complaint filed in the Northern District of Texas. Granting defendant's oral motion for leave to renew its motion for change of venue [0-1]. Defendant to file its renewed motion for change of venue by 7/24/96; response due 08/07/96 and reply due 08/14/96. Status hearing re-set for 9:00 a.m. on 8/23/96. No notice (fce) (Entered: 07/16/1996)

July 10, 1996

July 10, 1996

65

MEMORANDUM OF LAW by defendant Amer AL Inc in support of defendant's renewed motion in for change of venue (Exhibits); Notice of filing. (mak) (Entered: 08/23/1996)

July 24, 1996

July 24, 1996

67

RENEWED MOTION by defendant Amer AL Inc for change of venue (Temporarily unavailable for docketing.) (mak) (Entered: 09/23/1996)

July 31, 1996

July 31, 1996

63

RESPONSE by plaintiffs to defendant's renewed motion for change of venue [30-1] (Exhibits) (mak) (Entered: 08/08/1996)

Aug. 7, 1996

Aug. 7, 1996

64

REPLY MEMORANDUM by defendant Amer AL Inc in support of its renewed motion for change of venue [30-1] (Attachment); Notice of filing. (mak) (Entered: 08/19/1996)

Aug. 14, 1996

Aug. 14, 1996

66

MINUTE ORDER of 8/23/96 by Hon. Brian Barnett Duff : Status hearing held; continued to 9:00 a.m. on 10/2/96. Defendant's motion for a change of venue is hereby denied. All discovery is stayed. No notice (fce) (Entered: 08/30/1996)

Aug. 23, 1996

Aug. 23, 1996

68

MINUTE ORDER of 9/27/96 by Hon. Brian Barnett Duff : Status hearing set for 9:00 a.m. 10/8/96 . Granting plaintiff's motion to dismiss counterclaim [30-1]. Plaintiff's motion to strike defenses [28-1] is granted as to the first and nineteenth defenses. A memorandum opinion will follow within ten days. Mailed notice (mak) (Entered: 09/30/1996)

Sept. 27, 1996

Sept. 27, 1996

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE ORDER of 10/10/96: Case reassigned to Hon. Ann C. Williams. (nlf) (Entered: 10/11/1996)

Oct. 10, 1996

Oct. 10, 1996

69

MOTION by plaintiffs to reopen discovery ; Notice of motion. (mak) (Entered: 10/28/1996)

Oct. 18, 1996

Oct. 18, 1996

70

MEMORANDUM by plaintiffs in support of motion to reopen discovery [69-1] (mak) (Entered: 10/28/1996)

Oct. 18, 1996

Oct. 18, 1996

71

MINUTE ORDER of 10/23/96 by Hon. Ann C. Williams : Plaintiffs' motion to reopen discovery [69-1] is entered and continued to 11/08/96 at 9:00 a.m. Status hearing set to 9:00 a.m. 11/8/96 . No notice (mak) (Entered: 10/28/1996)

Oct. 23, 1996

Oct. 23, 1996

72

MINUTE ORDER of 1/21/97 by Hon. Ann C. Williams : Pursuant to Local Rule 12Q, a request has been made regarding the status of two motions in Tice v. American Airlines, 95 C 6890. Plaintiffs' motion to strike [28-1] the first and nineteenth defenses was granted and the memorandum opinion will follow. Defendants' motion for judgment on the pleadings [49-1] is pending. Mailed notice (mak) (Entered: 01/23/1997)

Jan. 21, 1997

Jan. 21, 1997

75

RENEWED MOTION by plaintiffs to reopen discovery and request for decision ; Notice of motion (yap) (Entered: 02/07/1997)

Jan. 27, 1997

Jan. 27, 1997

73

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant Amer AL Inc by Jerold Sherwin Solovy, Ronald L. Marmer with rule 39 affidavits. (mak) (Entered: 02/05/1997)

Feb. 4, 1997

Feb. 4, 1997

74

MINUTE ORDER of 2/5/97 by Hon. Ann C. Williams: Enter order pro tunc 11/8/96. Status hearing held. Plaintiffs motion to reopen discovery [69-1] is denied. Next date to be set with the court's ruling by mail on defendant's motion for judgment on the pleadings. No notice (yap) (Entered: 02/07/1997)

Feb. 5, 1997

Feb. 5, 1997

76

MINUTE ORDER of 2/5/97 by Hon. Ann C. Williams: Plaintiffs renewed motion to reopen discovery [75-1] is denied and request for decision [75-2] is granted. Ruling on defendant's motion for judgment on the pleadings to be made by mail within a short date. Memorandum opinion and order to be entered within a short date regarding the court's ruling of 9/27/96. No notice (yap) (Entered: 02/07/1997)

Feb. 5, 1997

Feb. 5, 1997

77

MEMORANDUM, OPINION, AND ORDER (mak) Modified on 02/21/1997 (Entered: 02/21/1997)

Feb. 12, 1997

Feb. 12, 1997

78

MINUTE ORDER of 2/20/97 by Hon. Ann C. Williams : Pursuant to memorandum opinon and order dated 02/12/97, the court strikes American's First and Nineteenth Defenses with prejudice and dismisses American's counterclaim without prejudice. Mailed notice (mak) (Entered: 02/21/1997)

Feb. 20, 1997

Feb. 20, 1997

79

MEMORANDUM, OPINION, AND ORDER (fce) (Entered: 03/31/1997)

March 31, 1997

March 31, 1997

80

MINUTE ORDER of 3/31/97 by Hon. Ann C. Williams : Pursuant to memorandum opinion and order, the court grants American's motion for judgment on the pleadings [49-1] terminating case Mailed notice (fce) (Entered: 03/31/1997)

March 31, 1997

March 31, 1997

81

ENTERED JUDGMENT (fce) (Entered: 03/31/1997)

March 31, 1997

March 31, 1997

82

NOTICE OF APPEAL by plaintiffs Martin H O'Leary, John R Connelly, Herbert H Hamilton, Thomas A Dwyer, Anthony L Visconti, Wilbur A Shiflet, Gerald E Bushrow, Ralph W Sirek, Fredirick W Arndt, William T Reiners, Jerry J Cook and Robert H Tice from motion minute order [80-2], from order [79-1], from judgment entered [81-1] ( $105.00 PAID) (fce) (Entered: 04/15/1997)

April 14, 1997

April 14, 1997

MAILED LETTER regarding docketing statement unacknowledged by plaintiffs Martin H O'Leary, John R Connelly, Herbert H Hamilton, Thomas A Dwyer, Anthony L Visconti, Wilbur A Shiflet, Gerald E Bushrow, Ralph W Sirek, Fredirick W Arndt, William T Reiners, Jerry J Cook and Robert H Tice . (fce) (Entered: 04/15/1997)

April 15, 1997

April 15, 1997

83

SEVENTH CIRCUIT transcript information sheet by plaintiffs (mak) (Entered: 04/18/1997)

April 16, 1997

April 16, 1997

84

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT of receipt of short record on appeal USCA 97-1888 (Attachments) (mak) Modified on 04/21/1997 (Entered: 04/21/1997)

April 18, 1997

April 18, 1997

85

DESIGNATION letter by Amer AL Inc of appeal record no. 97-1888 (fce) (Entered: 04/25/1997)

April 24, 1997

April 24, 1997

86

NOTICE OF APPEAL by defendant from motion minute order [66-2], from motion minute order [25-1], from motion minute order [27-1] ( FEE NOT PAID) (fce) (Entered: 04/25/1997)

April 24, 1997

April 24, 1997

87

SEVENTH CIRCUIT transcript information sheet by defendant (mak) (Entered: 04/26/1997)

April 24, 1997

April 24, 1997

TRANSMITTED to the 7th Circuit the long record on appeal no. 97-1888 consisting of two volumes of pleadings and certificates. Mailed notice to all counsel. (fce) (Entered: 04/25/1997)

April 25, 1997

April 25, 1997

MAILED LETTER regarding docketing statement unacknowledged by defendant. (fce) (Entered: 04/25/1997)

April 25, 1997

April 25, 1997

TRANSMITTED to the 7th Circuit the short record on appeal . Mailed notice to all counsel. (fce) (Entered: 04/25/1997)

April 25, 1997

April 25, 1997

88

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT of receipt of short record on appeal USCA 97-2027 (Attachments) (mak) (Entered: 05/05/1997)

May 1, 1997

May 1, 1997

89

TRANSCRIPT of proceedings for the following date(s): 01/22/97, 04/04/96, 06/24/96, 07/10/97, 08/23/96 Before Honorable Brian Barnett Duff (Five volumes: 89 -1 through 89-5) (mak) (Entered: 05/06/1997)

May 5, 1997

May 5, 1997

TRANSMITTED to the 7th Circuit the long record on appeal no. 97-2027 consisting of one volume of pleadings, five volumes of transcripts (Item Nos. 89-1 through 89-5) and certificate. Mailed notice to all counsel. (fce) (Entered: 05/08/1997)

May 8, 1997

May 8, 1997

90

RECEIPT #492867 in the amount of $105.00 for notice of appeal filed by defendant American Airlines, Inc. (fce) (Entered: 05/09/1997)

May 8, 1997

May 8, 1997

92

TRANSCRIPT of proceedings for the following date(s): 02/15/96, before Honorable Brian Barnett Duff (dmkf) (Entered: 07/18/1997)

July 14, 1997

July 14, 1997

Case Details

State / Territory: Illinois

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

Private Employment Class Actions

Key Dates

Filing Date: Nov. 27, 1995

Closing Date: 2004

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

14 pilots at or over the age of 60 who had been employed at American Airlines

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

American Airlines (Fort Worth), Private Entity/Person

Defendant Type(s):

Transportation

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Defendant

Nature of Relief:

None yet

Source of Relief:

None yet

Issues

General:

Pattern or Practice

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Discrimination-basis:

Age discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

Male