Case: Wiginton v. CB Richard Ellis

1:02-cv-06832 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Filed Date: Sept. 25, 2002

Closed Date: 2010

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Case Summary

On September 25, 2002, female employees of CB Richard Ellis filed a lawsuit against their employer under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The plaintiffs alleged that they had been discriminated against on the basis of their gender and asked the court for declaratory and injunctive relief, as well as compensatory and punitive damages. Specifically, the plaintiffs contended that there was a s…

On September 25, 2002, female employees of CB Richard Ellis filed a lawsuit against their employer under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The plaintiffs alleged that they had been discriminated against on the basis of their gender and asked the court for declaratory and injunctive relief, as well as compensatory and punitive damages. Specifically, the plaintiffs contended that there was a sexually hostile and offensive work environment, that they were sexually harassed, and that they lost favorable job assignments and other job related benefits.

According to the PACER docket, the plaintiffs filed a motion for class certification on August 31, 2004. On September 9, 2006, they withdrew their motion for class certification, pending a settlement agreement. According to the PACER docket, the court approved a class action settlement agreement on January 9, 2008, according to which, defendant agreed to pay $3.4 million attorneys' fees, $35 million to named plaintiffs as incentive awards, and other monetary awards to be determined on a case-by-case basis. Additionally the settlement defined some equitable relief defendant should provide, such as no retaliation, having a harassment-free workplace policy, etc.

Summary Authors

Kunyi Zhang (1/20/2010)

People

For PACER's information on parties and their attrorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4251129/parties/wiginton-v-cb-richard-ellis/


Judge(s)

Andersen, Wayne R. (Illinois)

Ashman, Martin C. (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Berman, Steve W. (Washington)

Breckenride, Jeniphr AE (Washington)

Connolly, Jennifer Fountain (Illinois)

Duffy, Michael Lawrence (Illinois)

Favre, JoDee (Illinois)

Fegan, Elizabeth A. (Illinois)

Gluek, Karla (Minnesota)

Gustafson, Daniel E. (Minnesota)

Judge(s)

Andersen, Wayne R. (Illinois)

Ashman, Martin C. (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Berman, Steve W. (Washington)

Breckenride, Jeniphr AE (Washington)

Connolly, Jennifer Fountain (Illinois)

Duffy, Michael Lawrence (Illinois)

Favre, JoDee (Illinois)

Fegan, Elizabeth A. (Illinois)

Gluek, Karla (Minnesota)

Gustafson, Daniel E. (Minnesota)

Nesbitt, Amber Margaret (Illinois)

Styant-Browne, Nicholas (Washington)

Wexler, Kenneth A. (Illinois)

Zipprich, Renee Lynn (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Alamuddin, Sari M. (Illinois)

Billows, Tracy Marie (Illinois)

Carlson, Scott A. (Illinois)

Davidson, Deborah S. (Illinois)

DeGroff, Christopher James (Illinois)

Duprey, Anne Elizabeth (Illinois)

Feis, Brenda H. (Illinois)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:02-cv-06832

Docket

Wiginton v. CB Richard Ellis Inc.

Nov. 8, 2010

Nov. 8, 2010

Docket

1:02-cv-06832

Opinion

Wiginton v. CB Richard Ellis Inc.

2003 WL 21037874, 2003 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 7621

May 5, 2003

May 5, 2003

Order/Opinion
57

1:02-cv-06832

Opinion

Wiginton v. CB Richard Ellis Inc.

2003 WL 22232907, 2003 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 16266

Sept. 16, 2003

Sept. 16, 2003

Order/Opinion
62

1:02-cv-06832

Opinion

Wiginton v. CB Richard Ellis Inc.

2003 WL 22439865, 2003 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 19128

Oct. 24, 2003

Oct. 24, 2003

Order/Opinion
89

1:02-cv-06832

Complaint

Wiginton v. CB Richard Ellis Inc

Jan. 9, 2004

Jan. 9, 2004

Complaint
141

1:02-cv-06832

Opinion

Wiginton v. CB Richard Ellis Inc.

229 F.R.D. 568

Aug. 9, 2004

Aug. 9, 2004

Order/Opinion
321-2

1:02-cv-06832

Corrected Settlement Agreement and Consent Decree

Oct. 24, 2007

Oct. 24, 2007

Settlement Agreement
360

1:02-cv-06832

Order Granting Final Approval to Class Action Settlement

Jan. 9, 2008

Jan. 9, 2008

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4251129/wiginton-v-cb-richard-ellis/

Last updated Aug. 7, 2022, 3:13 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT; jury demand - Civil cover sheet - Appearance(s) of Kenneth A. Wexler, Elizabeth A. Fegan, Jo-Dee Favre-Jones as attorney(s) for plaintiff (One original and one copy summons(es) issued.) (Documents: 1-1 through 1-3) (hp) . Modified on 7/29/2014 (ym, ). (Entered: 09/25/2002)

Sept. 25, 2002

Sept. 25, 2002

RECAP

RECEIPT regarding payment of filing fee paid; on 9/25/02 in the amount of $150.00, receipt #10412441. (hp)

Sept. 25, 2002

Sept. 25, 2002

PACER
2

RETURN OF SERVICE executed 9/25/02 as to defendant CB Richard Ellis (fce) (Entered: 09/30/2002)

Sept. 26, 2002

Sept. 26, 2002

PACER
3

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for CB Richard Ellis by Brenda H. Feis (fce) (Entered: 10/03/2002)

Oct. 2, 2002

Oct. 2, 2002

PACER
4

UNOPPOSED MOTION by defendant for extension of time to answer or otherwise plead to plaintiff's complaint ; Notice. (fce) (Entered: 10/09/2002)

Oct. 2, 2002

Oct. 2, 2002

PACER
5

MINUTE ORDER of 10/8/02 by Hon. Wayne R. Andersen: Defendant's motion for extension of time to answer or otherwise plead to plaintiff's complaint is granted to 11/14/02 [4-1]. Mailed notice (fce) (Entered: 10/09/2002)

Oct. 8, 2002

Oct. 8, 2002

PACER
6

NOTICE by plaintiff's attorney of change of firm name to The Wexler Firm. (fce) (Entered: 10/24/2002)

Oct. 23, 2002

Oct. 23, 2002

PACER
7

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for CB Richard Ellis by Brenda H. Feis and Sari M. Alamuddin (fce) (Entered: 11/14/2002)

Nov. 13, 2002

Nov. 13, 2002

PACER
8

ANSWER by defendant and affirmative defenses to complaint [1-1]; Notice. (fce) . Modified on 7/29/2014 (ym, ). (Entered: 11/14/2002)

Nov. 13, 2002

Nov. 13, 2002

PACER
9

MOTION by defendant to dismiss plaintiff's Title VII Class Claim (Count I) and State Law Tort Claims (Counts II-IV) ; Memorandum in support; Notice. (fce) . Modified on 7/29/2014 (ym, ). (Entered: 11/21/2002)

Nov. 13, 2002

Nov. 13, 2002

PACER
10

MINUTE ORDER of 11/19/02 by Hon. Wayne R. Andersen: Defendant's motion to dismiss plaintiff's Title VII Class Claim (Count I) and State Law Tort Claims (Counts II-IV) [9-1] is entered and briefed as follows: Response by 12/20/02. Reply by 1/10/03. Ruling will be made by mail. Mailed notice (fce) (Entered: 11/21/2002)

Nov. 19, 2002

Nov. 19, 2002

PACER
11

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant by Deborah S. Davidson (lc) (Entered: 12/04/2002)

Dec. 3, 2002

Dec. 3, 2002

PACER
12

UNOPPOSED MOTION by defendant for extension of time to file reply in support of its motion to dismiss ; Notice (cdy) (Entered: 12/17/2002)

Dec. 3, 2002

Dec. 3, 2002

PACER
13

MINUTE ORDER of 12/10/02 by Hon. Wayne R. Andersen: Defendant's unopposed motion for extension of time to file reply in support of motion to dismiss [12-1], is granted to 01/20/03. Mailed notice (cdy) (Entered: 12/17/2002)

Dec. 10, 2002

Dec. 10, 2002

PACER
14

RESPONSE by plaintiff in opposition to defendant's motion to dismiss [9-1] (Attachments); Notice of filing (eav) (Entered: 12/26/2002)

Dec. 20, 2002

Dec. 20, 2002

PACER
15

EXPEDITED REFERRAL ORDER: Case referred to Hon. Martin C. Ashman for discovery supervision, discovery motions Mailed notice. (tsa) (Entered: 12/31/2002)

Dec. 31, 2002

Dec. 31, 2002

PACER

SCHEDULE set on 1/9/03 by Hon. Martin C. Ashman : Status hearing set to 10:00 1/29/03 in courtroom 1386. Mailed notice (is)

Jan. 9, 2003

Jan. 9, 2003

PACER
16

REPLY memorandum of law by defendant in support of defendant's motion to dismiss plaintiff's Title VII Class Claim (Count I) and State Law Tort Claims (Counts II-IV) [9-1] (Attachments); Notice (cdy) (Entered: 01/22/2003)

Jan. 21, 2003

Jan. 21, 2003

PACER

SCHEDULE set on 1/29/03 by Hon. Martin C. Ashman : Status hearing held and continued to 10:00 4/23/03. 26(a) disclosure by 2/18/03. Class action motion to be filed by 6/30/03. Fact discovery closure by 9/30/03. Plaintiff's 26(a)(2) disclosures by 10/15/03. Defendant's 26(a)(2) disclosures by 11/17/03. Expert discovery ordered closed on 12/15/03. Mailed notice (is)

Jan. 29, 2003

Jan. 29, 2003

PACER
17

APPLICATION for leave to appear pro hac vice for plaintiff Amy Wiginton by Jeniphr A. E. Breckenridge ; Order entered granting leave by Hon. Wayne R. Andersen (eav) (Entered: 03/12/2003)

March 7, 2003

March 7, 2003

PACER

SCHEDULE set on 4/23/03 by Hon. Martin C. Ashman : Status hearing held and continued to 10:00 6/12/03 . Mailed notice (is)

April 23, 2003

April 23, 2003

PACER
18

MINUTE ORDER of 5/5/03 by Hon. Wayne R. Andersen : Entered Memorandum Opinion and Order. The motion to dismiss is denied in part and granted in part [9-1]. Mailed notice (gcy) (Entered: 05/06/2003)

May 5, 2003

May 5, 2003

RECAP
19

MOTION by defendant for entry of protective order ; Notice (amb) (Entered: 05/20/2003)

May 9, 2003

May 9, 2003

PACER
21

MOTION by defendant for protective order and case management conference ; Memorandum of law in support (Attachments); Notice (ar) (Entered: 05/27/2003)

May 14, 2003

May 14, 2003

PACER
20

MINUTE ORDER of 5/19/03 by Hon. Wayne R. Andersen : Defendant's motion for entry of protective order [19-1] is entered and continued to 9:00 a.m. on 05/27/03. Mailed notice (amb) (Entered: 05/20/2003)

May 19, 2003

May 19, 2003

PACER
22

EMERGENCY motion by plaintiff to prevent the further destruction of evidence and for sanctions for spoliation of evidence ; Memorandum of law in support; Notice (ar) (Entered: 05/27/2003)

May 19, 2003

May 19, 2003

PACER
23

EMERGENCY motion by plaintiff for order restricting communications between defendant and putative class members ; Memorandum of law in support (ar). Modified on 7/29/2014 (ym, ). (Entered: 05/27/2003)

May 19, 2003

May 19, 2003

PACER
24

APPENDIX filed by plaintiff in support of its emergency motions to prevent the further destruction of evidence and for sanctions for spoliation of evidence [22-1] [22-2], and for order restricting communications between defendant and putative class members [23-1] and motion to compel defendant's compliance with plaintiff's first request for production of documents (1 vol.) (ar) Modified on 05/27/2003 (Entered: 05/27/2003)

May 19, 2003

May 19, 2003

PACER
27

MOTION by plaintiff to compel defendant's compliance with plaintiff's first set of document requests ; Memorandum in support; Notice (ar) (Entered: 06/13/2003)

May 19, 2003

May 19, 2003

PACER
25

MINUTE ORDER of 5/22/03 by Hon. Wayne R. Andersen : Plaintiff's emergency motion to prevent the further destruction of evidence and for sanctions for spoilation of evidence and for order restricting communications between defendant and putative class members [22-1] [22-2] is referred to the magistrate judge. Defendant's motion for entry of protective order [19-1], set for 05/27/03 is stricken, and referred to the magistrate judge. No notice (ar) (Entered: 05/27/2003)

May 22, 2003

May 22, 2003

PACER
26

REFERRAL ORDER of 5/23/03 Referring to Hon. Martin C. Ashman by the Hon. Wayne R. Anderson, pursuant to Local Rule 72.1, plaintiff's emergency motion to prevent the further destruction of evidence and for sanctions for spoliation of evidence [22-1] [22-2] and defendant's motion for entry of protective order [19-1]. (For further detail see order.) Mailed notice (ar) (Entered: 05/27/2003)

May 23, 2003

May 23, 2003

PACER
29

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff in support of her motion for sanctions for spoliation of evidence [22-2] and her motion to compel defendant's compliance with plaintiff's first set of document requests [27-1] (Attachments); Notice (ar) Modified on 06/18/2003 (Entered: 06/18/2003)

June 11, 2003

June 11, 2003

PACER
30

MOTION by plaintiff for leave to amend class action complaint (Attachment); Notice (ar) (Entered: 06/18/2003)

June 11, 2003

June 11, 2003

PACER
31

MOTION by plaintiff for leave to add plaintiff ; Memorandum of law in support (ar) (Entered: 06/18/2003)

June 11, 2003

June 11, 2003

PACER
28

MINUTE ORDER of 6/12/03 by Hon. Martin C. Ashman : Status hearing held. Defendant's motions for entry of protective order are granted [19-1] [21-1]. Plaintiff to supplment her motion to prevent and for sanctions for spoliation of evidence by 06/26/03 [22-1] [22-2]. Defendant's response to plaintiff's motion to prevent the further destruction of evidence and for sanctions for spoliation of evidence to be filed by 07/17/03 [22-1] [22-2]. Reply due 07/24/03. Oral argument on plaintiff's motion to prevent the further destruction of evidence and and for sanctions for spoliation of evidence set for 10:30 a.m. on 07/31/03 [22-1] [22-2]. Plaintiff's motion to compel defendant's compliance with plaintiff's first set of document requests is granted [27-1]. Draft order to follow. Mailed notice (ar) (Entered: 06/13/2003)

June 12, 2003

June 12, 2003

PACER
32

MINUTE ORDER of 6/17/03 by Hon. Wayne R. Andersen : Plaintiff's motion for leave to amend class action complaint [30-1] and plaintiff's motion for leave to add plaintiff [31-1] are granted. No notice (ar) (Entered: 06/18/2003)

June 17, 2003

June 17, 2003

PACER
34

FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT [1-1] by Amy Wiginton, adding plaintiff Kristine Moran; jury demand; Notice (ar) (Entered: 06/27/2003)

June 17, 2003

June 17, 2003

PACER
33

MINUTE ORDER of 6/18/03 by Hon. Martin C. Ashman : (Entered Agreed Order for Preservation of Documents). Mailed notice (ar) (Entered: 06/19/2003)

June 18, 2003

June 18, 2003

PACER
35

SUPPLEMENT by plaintiffs to their motion to prevent the further destruction of evidence and for sanctions for spoliation of evidence (Attachment); Notice [22-1] [22-2] (ar) (Entered: 06/30/2003)

June 26, 2003

June 26, 2003

PACER
36

MOTION by plaintiffs for approval of scientific survey of putative class for purposes of class certification and supplement to plaintiffs' motion to restrict communications with putative class members [22-1] [22-2] (Attachment) (ar) Modified on 06/30/2003 (Entered: 06/30/2003)

June 26, 2003

June 26, 2003

PACER
37

MOTION by CB Richard Ellis to enlarge the time for plaintiffs' depositions (Attachments); Notice (ar) (Entered: 07/02/2003)

June 26, 2003

June 26, 2003

PACER
38

MINUTE ORDER of 7/1/03 by Hon. Martin C. Ashman : Oral argument held on defendant's motion to enlarge the time for plaintiffs' depositions [37-1]. The motion is granted. Two days are allowed to do the depositions. Mailed notice (ar) (Entered: 07/02/2003)

July 1, 2003

July 1, 2003

PACER
39

MINUTE ORDER of 7/1/03 by Hon. Martin C. Ashman : Plaintiff's motion to compel is granted, subject to the court's decision that discovery should be conducted in stages. (Entered Order). Mailed notice (ar) (Entered: 07/02/2003)

July 1, 2003

July 1, 2003

PACER
40

UNOPPOSED MOTION by defendant for extension of time to answer or otherwise plead to first amended class action complaint ; Notice (ar) (Entered: 07/09/2003)

July 2, 2003

July 2, 2003

PACER
41

MINUTE ORDER of 7/8/03 by Hon. Wayne R. Andersen : Defendant's unopposed motion for extension of time to answer or otherwise plead to first amended class action complaint is granted to 07/14/03 [40-1]. Mailed notice (ar) (Entered: 07/09/2003)

July 8, 2003

July 8, 2003

PACER
42

ANSWER and affirmative defenses by defendant to first amended class action complaint [34-1]; Notice. (aga) . Modified on 7/29/2014 (ym, ). (Entered: 07/15/2003)

July 14, 2003

July 14, 2003

PACER
43

BRIEF by defendant in opposition to plaintiffs' motion for order restricting communications between defendant and putative class members [23-1] and motion for approval of scientific survey of putative class for purposes of class certification [36-1] (Attachments); Notice. (aga) (Entered: 07/18/2003)

July 17, 2003

July 17, 2003

PACER
44

BRIEF by defendant in opposition to plaintiffs' emergency motion to prevent the further destruction of evidence [22-1] and for sanctions for spoliation of evidence [22-2] (Attachments); Notice. (aga) (Entered: 07/18/2003)

July 17, 2003

July 17, 2003

RECAP
45

REPLY by plaintiffs in support of their motion for sanctions for spoliation of evidence [22-2] (Attachments) (rmm) (Entered: 07/28/2003)

July 24, 2003

July 24, 2003

PACER
46

REPLY by plaintiffs in support of their motion to restrict communications with putative class members [23-1]and for approval of scientific survey of putative class for purposes of class certification [36-1] (RESTRICTED) (rmm) (Entered: 07/28/2003)

July 24, 2003

July 24, 2003

PACER
47

MINUTE ORDER of 7/31/03 by Hon. Martin C. Ashman: Oral argument held on plaintiff's emergency motion to prevent the further destruction of evidence [22-1]; motion for sanctions for spoliation of evidence [22-2]; motion for order restricting communications between defendant and putative class members [23-1], the motions are taken under advisement. Ruling to be made by mail. No notice (rmm) (Entered: 08/01/2003)

July 31, 2003

July 31, 2003

PACER
48

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant CB Richard Ellis by Christopher James DeGroff. (cem) (Entered: 08/14/2003)

Aug. 13, 2003

Aug. 13, 2003

PACER
51

MOTION by CB Richard Ellis for protective order concerning plaintiffs' Beverly Hills, CA 30(b)(6) deposition (Attachments); Notice (ar) (Entered: 08/26/2003)

Aug. 14, 2003

Aug. 14, 2003

PACER
49

OPPOSITION by plaintiffs to defendants motion for protective order concerning Beverly Hills 30(b)(6) deposition and plaintiffs' cross-motion to modify this court's 6/12/03 order to seek first phase discovery from defendant's Beverly Hills, California office (Attachments); Notice. (vmj) (Entered: 08/19/2003)

Aug. 18, 2003

Aug. 18, 2003

PACER
50

MINUTE ORDER of 8/19/03 by Hon. Martin C. Ashman : Defendant's response to plaintiffs' cross-motion to modify this court's 06/12/03 order to seek first phase discovery from defendant's Beverly Hills, California office to be filed by 09/05/03. Reply due 09/09/03. Oral argument on plaintiffs' cross-motion to modify this court's 06/12/03 order to seek first phase discovery from defendant's Beverly Hills, California office and defendant's motion for protective order concerning plaintiffs' Beverly Hills, CA 30(b)(6) deposition set for 09/11/03 at 10:30 a.m. Mailed notice (ar) (Entered: 08/20/2003)

Aug. 19, 2003

Aug. 19, 2003

PACER
52

OPPOSITION by CB Richard Ellis to plaintiffs' motion to modify this Court's 06/12/03 order to seek first phase discovery from defendant's Beverly Hills, California office with reply in support of its motion for protective order concerning Beverly Hills 30(B)(6) deposition; Declaration of Lewis C. Stone (Attachments); Notice (ar) (Entered: 09/05/2003)

Sept. 5, 2003

Sept. 5, 2003

PACER
53

MINUTE ORDER of 9/8/03 by Hon. Martin C. Ashman : Oral argument on defendant's motion for protective order concerning plaintiffs' Beverly Hills, CA 30(b)(6) deposition [51-1] is reset for 10:15 a.m. on 09/19/03. Mailed notice (ar) (Entered: 09/09/2003)

Sept. 8, 2003

Sept. 8, 2003

PACER
56

MOTION by plaintiffs for extension of time to file reply in support of plaintiffs' cross-motion to modify this Court's 06/12/03 order to seek first phase discovery from defendant's Beverly Hill, California, office ; Notice (ar) (Entered: 09/17/2003)

Sept. 9, 2003

Sept. 9, 2003

PACER
54

AGREED NOTICE by plaintiffs and defendant of withdrawal of certain pleadings and notice to vacate oral argument scheduled for 09/19/03; Notice (ar) Modified on 09/18/2003 . Modified on 7/29/2014 (ym, ). (Entered: 09/16/2003)

Sept. 15, 2003

Sept. 15, 2003

PACER
55

MINUTE ORDER of 9/15/03 by Hon. Martin C. Ashman : Plaintiffs' motion for order to restrict communications is denied [23-1]. Plaintiffs' motion for approval of scientific survey is denied in part and granted in part [36-1]. Entered Memorandum Opinion and Order. Notice mailed by Magistrate Judge's staff (ar) (Entered: 09/16/2003)

Sept. 15, 2003

Sept. 15, 2003

RECAP
57

MINUTE ORDER of 9/16/03 by Hon. Martin C. Ashman : Plaintiffs' motion for extension of time to file reply in support of plaintiffs' cross-motion to modify this Court's 06/12/03 order to seek first phase discovery from defendant's Beverly Hill, California, office, is granted [56-1]. Plaintiffs' time to file their Beverly Hills' reply is extended to 09/16/03. Mailed notice (ar) (Entered: 09/17/2003)

Sept. 16, 2003

Sept. 16, 2003

PACER
58

MINUTE ORDER of 9/17/03 by Hon. Martin C. Ashman : Pursuant to agreed notice of withdrawal of certain pleadings and notice to vacate oral argument scheduled for 09/19/03 [54-1], the oral argument of 09/12/03 is vacated. Plaintiff's cross-motion to modify this court's 06/12/03 order to seek first phase discovery from defendant Beverly Hills, California office and defendant C.B. Richard Ellis, Inc.'s motion for protective order concerning Beverly Hills 30(b)(6) deposition [51-1] are withdrawn. Mailed notice (ar) (Entered: 09/18/2003)

Sept. 17, 2003

Sept. 17, 2003

PACER
59

MOTION by defendant for clarification of court's 09/15/03 ruling on plaintiffs' motion to restrict class communications (Attachments); Notice (cdy) (Entered: 10/02/2003)

Sept. 18, 2003

Sept. 18, 2003

PACER
60

MINUTE ORDER of 10/1/03 by Hon. Martin C. Ashman: Oral argument held on defendant's motion for clarification of court's 09/15/03 ruling on plaintiffs' motion to restrict class communications, the motion [59-1], is denied per the oral rulings stated in opend court. Draft order to follow. Mailed notice (cdy) (Entered: 10/02/2003)

Oct. 1, 2003

Oct. 1, 2003

PACER
61

MINUTE ORDER of 10/7/03 by Hon. Martin C. Ashman : Enter orde regarding defendant's motion for clarification [59-1] of this Court's 09/15/03 ruling on plaintiff's motion to restrict class communications. (Entered Order). Mailed notice (ar) (Entered: 10/08/2003)

Oct. 7, 2003

Oct. 7, 2003

PACER
62

MINUTE ORDER of 10/24/03 by Hon. Martin C. Ashman : Report and Recommendation recommending that plaintiffs' motion for sanctions for spoliation of evidence [22-2] be denied without prejudice is hereby entered of record. Entered Report and Recommendation. Notice mailed by Magistrate Judge's staff (ar) (Entered: 10/27/2003)

Oct. 24, 2003

Oct. 24, 2003

RECAP
63

UNOPPOSED MOTION by defendant for extension of time to file objections to Magistrate Judge Ashman's Report and Recommendation ; Notice (ar) (Entered: 11/04/2003)

Oct. 30, 2003

Oct. 30, 2003

PACER
64

MINUTE ORDER of 11/4/03 by Hon. Wayne R. Andersen : Defendant's unopposed motion for extension of time to file objections to Magistrate Judge Ashman's Report and Recommendation is granted to 11/14/03 [63-1]. Mailed notice (ar) (Entered: 11/04/2003)

Nov. 4, 2003

Nov. 4, 2003

PACER
66

MOTION by plaintiffs for costs for electronic discovery ; Memorandum in support (Attachments); Notice (ar) (Entered: 11/26/2003)

Nov. 17, 2003

Nov. 17, 2003

PACER
67

MOTION by defendant to prohibit plaintiffs' inappropriate media disclosures ; Memorandum of law in support (Attachments); Notice (ar) (Entered: 11/26/2003)

Nov. 19, 2003

Nov. 19, 2003

PACER
65

TRANSCRIPT of proceedings for the following date(s): 10/01/03 before the Honorable Martin C. Ashman (ar) (Entered: 11/25/2003)

Nov. 24, 2003

Nov. 24, 2003

PACER
68

MOTION by plaintiffs for leave to join additional plaintiffs ; Memorandum of law in support (Attachments); Notice (ar) (Entered: 11/26/2003)

Nov. 24, 2003

Nov. 24, 2003

PACER
69

MINUTE ORDER of 11/25/03 by Hon. Martin C. Ashman : Status hearing set for 10:00 a.m. on 12/23/03. Plaintiffs' motion for costs for electronic discovery [66-1] is continued to 10:00 a.m. on 12/23/03. Plaintiffs' motion for leave to join additional plaintiffs [68-1] is entered and continued to 10:00 a.m. on 12/23/03. Mailed notice (ar) (Entered: 11/26/2003)

Nov. 25, 2003

Nov. 25, 2003

PACER
70

MINUTE ORDER of 11/25/03 by Hon. Martin C. Ashman : Oral argument held on defendant's motion to prohibit plaintiffs' inappropriate media disclosures [67-1]. The motion is denied for the reasons stated in open court. Mailed notice (ar) (Entered: 11/26/2003)

Nov. 25, 2003

Nov. 25, 2003

PACER
71

MINUTE ORDER of 12/3/03 by Hon. Martin C. Ashman : Plaintiffs' motion for costs for electronic discovery [66-1] is continued to 10:00 a.m. on 12/23/03 (Entered Order). Notice mailed by Magistrate Judge's staff (ar) (Entered: 12/04/2003)

Dec. 3, 2003

Dec. 3, 2003

PACER
72

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for plaintiffs by Steve W. Berman (ar) (Entered: 12/19/2003)

Dec. 18, 2003

Dec. 18, 2003

PACER
73

APPLICATIONS (3) for leave to appear pro hac vice for plaintiffs by Daniel E Gustafson, Nicholas Styant-Browne, and Karla Gluek; Orders (3) entered granting leave by Hon. Wayne R. Andersen (ar) (Entered: 12/22/2003)

Dec. 19, 2003

Dec. 19, 2003

PACER
74

DESIGNATIONS (3) of local counsel by Karla Gluek, Nicholas Styant-Browne and Daniel Gustafson, counsel for plaintiffs (ar) Modified on 12/22/2003 (Entered: 12/22/2003)

Dec. 19, 2003

Dec. 19, 2003

PACER
75

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for plaintiffs by Jennifer Fountain Connolly, Renee Lynn Zipprich (ar) . Modified on 7/29/2014 (ym, ). (Entered: 12/23/2003)

Dec. 22, 2003

Dec. 22, 2003

PACER
76

MOTION by plaintiffs for case management order permitting second phase discovery and for leave to take more than ten depositions ; Memorandum in support (Attachments); Notice (1 vol.) (ar) Modified on 12/23/2003 (Entered: 12/23/2003)

Dec. 22, 2003

Dec. 22, 2003

PACER
77

MINUTE ORDER of 12/23/03 by Hon. Martin C. Ashman : Status hearing held. Plaintiffs' motion for leave to join additional plaintiffs is granted without prejudice [68-1]. Plaintiffs' brief in support of their motion for costs for electronic discovery to be filed by 01/12/04 [66-1]. Defendant's reply to be filed by 01/26/04. The parties will file a stipulation with regard to the expert's opinions regarding the e-mail tests. Oral argument on plaintiffs' motion for costs for electronic discovery [66-1] is set for 10:30 a.m. on 01/30/04. Mailed notice (ar) (Entered: 12/23/2003)

Dec. 23, 2003

Dec. 23, 2003

PACER
78

MINUTE ORDER of 12/23/03 by Hon. Martin C. Ashman : Plaintiffs' motion for case management order permitting second phase discovery and for leave to take more than ten depositions [76-1] [76-2] is entered and continued to 10:00 a.m. on 02/03/04. Mailed notice (ar) (Entered: 12/23/2003)

Dec. 23, 2003

Dec. 23, 2003

PACER
89

SECOND AMENDED COMPLAINT [34-1] by plaintiffs; jury demand; adding plaintiffs Dondi Plank, Andrea Corey, and Olivia Knapp (ar) (Entered: 02/06/2004)

Jan. 9, 2004

Jan. 9, 2004

RECAP
81

MOTION by plaintiffs for extension of time to file supplements to motion for costs for electronic discovery ; Notice (ar) (Entered: 01/21/2004)

Jan. 12, 2004

Jan. 12, 2004

PACER
79

MINUTE ORDER of 1/16/04 by Hon. Wayne R. Andersen : Plaintiff's motion for leave to file second amended class action complaint must be noticed before the Court. Mailed notice (ar) (Entered: 01/20/2004)

Jan. 16, 2004

Jan. 16, 2004

PACER
80

TRANSCRIPT of proceedings for the following date(s): 06/12/03 before the Honorable Martin C. Ashman (ar) (Entered: 01/21/2004)

Jan. 20, 2004

Jan. 20, 2004

PACER
82

MINUTE ORDER of 1/20/04 by Hon. Martin C. Ashman : Plaintiffs' motion for extension of time to file supplements to motion for costs for electronic discovery is granted [81-1]. Defendant's supplement will be due 02/16/04. Oral argument on plaintiffs' motion for costs for electronic discovery [66-1] is reset to 11:00 a.m. on 03/15/04. Oral argument date of 01/30/40 is vacated. Mailed notice (ar) (Entered: 01/21/2004)

Jan. 20, 2004

Jan. 20, 2004

PACER
88

MOTION by plaintiffs for leave to amend first amended class action complaint (Attachment); Notices (ar) (Entered: 02/06/2004)

Jan. 23, 2004

Jan. 23, 2004

PACER
83

SUPPLEMENT TO MEMORANDUM by plaintiffs' in support of motion for costs for electronic discovery and request for a determination of law [66-1]; Notice. (jmm) (Entered: 01/27/2004)

Jan. 26, 2004

Jan. 26, 2004

PACER
84

TRANSCRIPT of proceedings for the following date(s): 11/25/03 before the Honorable Martin C. Ashman (ar) (Entered: 01/28/2004)

Jan. 27, 2004

Jan. 27, 2004

PACER
86

MOTION by defendant for return of improperly-obtained computer back-up tapes (Attachment); Notice (ar) (Entered: 02/04/2004)

Jan. 28, 2004

Jan. 28, 2004

PACER
85

MINUTE ORDER of 2/3/04 by Hon. Wayne R. Andersen : By agreement of the parties, the defendant to answer plaintiffs' second amended complaint on or before 02/09/04. Mailed notice (ar) (Entered: 02/03/2004)

Feb. 3, 2004

Feb. 3, 2004

PACER
87

MINUTE ORDER of 2/3/04 by Hon. Martin C. Ashman : Status hearing set for 11:00 a.m. on 03/15/04. Defendant's motion for return of improperly-obtained computer back-up tapes is granted [86-1]. Those tapes are ordered to be turned over to the defendant's attorneys immediately. The defendant's attorneys should hold them safe and secure and not tamper with them. Plaintiffs' motion for case management order permitting second phase discovery [76-1] and for leave to take more than ten depositions [76-2] is denied in part and granted in part per the oral rulings stated in open court. Mailed notice (ar) Modified on 02/04/2004 (Entered: 02/04/2004)

Feb. 3, 2004

Feb. 3, 2004

PACER
90

MINUTE ORDER of 2/5/04 by Hon. Wayne R. Andersen : Plaintiffs' motions for leave to amend first amended class action complaint [88-1] and plaintiffs' motion to file second amended class action complaint are granted. Defendant to answer or otherwise plead by 02/27/04. No notice (ar) (Entered: 02/06/2004)

Feb. 5, 2004

Feb. 5, 2004

PACER
91

SECOND AMENDED CLASS ACTION COMPLAINT [89-1] by plaintiffs; jury demand; Notice (ar) (Entered: 02/12/2004)

Feb. 9, 2004

Feb. 9, 2004

PACER
92

UNOPPOSED MOTION by defendant CB Richard Ellis to file instanter its response beyond local rule page limit ; Notice (ar) (Entered: 02/17/2004)

Feb. 17, 2004

Feb. 17, 2004

PACER
93

OPPOSITION by defendant CB Richard Ellis to plaintiffs' motion for costs for electronic discovery [66-1] (ar) (Entered: 02/17/2004)

Feb. 17, 2004

Feb. 17, 2004

PACER
94

APPENDIX of materials filed by defendant CB Richard Ellis in support of response [93-1] to plaintiff's motion for costs (1 vol.) (ar) (Entered: 02/17/2004)

Feb. 17, 2004

Feb. 17, 2004

PACER
97

MOTION by plaintiffs for leave to file additional exhibit to plaintiffs' supplement to memorandum in support of motion for costs for electronic discovery and request for a determination of law (Attachments); Notice. (gma) (Entered: 03/10/2004)

Feb. 23, 2004

Feb. 23, 2004

PACER
98

AMENDED NOTICE by plaintiffs of motion for leave to file additional exhibit to plaintiffs' supplement to memorandum in support of motion for costs for electronic discovery and request a determination of law [97-1]. (gma) (Entered: 03/10/2004)

Feb. 24, 2004

Feb. 24, 2004

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: Illinois

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Private Employment Class Actions

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 25, 2002

Closing Date: 2010

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

female employees of CB Richard Ellis

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Denied

Defendants

CB Richard Ellis, Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Mixed

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: >$3.75 million

Order Duration: 2007 - 2009

Content of Injunction:

Reporting

Recordkeeping

Monitoring

Provide antidiscrimination training

Goals (e.g., for hiring, admissions)

Implement complaint/dispute resolution process

Discrimination Prohibition

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Retaliation Prohibition

Issues

General:

Pattern or Practice

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)

Pay / Benefits

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female