Case: Palmer v. Combined Ins. Co. of Am.

1:02-cv-01764 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Filed Date: March 8, 2002

Closed Date: 2007

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Case Summary

On March 8, 2002, an employee of Combined Insurance Company of America ("Combined") filed a lawsuit under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq., against her employer in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The plaintiff alleged sex discrimination and asked the court for damages and an injunction against future violations Specifically, the plaintiff contended that Combined had discriminated with regard to hiring and had created…

On March 8, 2002, an employee of Combined Insurance Company of America ("Combined") filed a lawsuit under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq., against her employer in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The plaintiff alleged sex discrimination and asked the court for damages and an injunction against future violations Specifically, the plaintiff contended that Combined had discriminated with regard to hiring and had created an atmosphere of male sexual aggression and constant sex-stereotyping.

On August 25, 2003, the court (Judge James B. Zagel) granted the plaintiff's motion for class certification. Palmer v. Combined Ins., 217 F.R.D. 430 (N.D. Ill. 2003). According to the PACER docket, the court (Judge Zagel) approved a settlement agreement on August 10, 2004, and a final settlement hearing was held on October 22, 2004.

On January 12, 2005, the parties made some corrections on the Settlement and Consent Decree. According to the corrected Consent Decree, defendant would pay a total of 8.5 million dollars in addition to other injunctive remedies.

On the same day, the court (Judge Zagel) dismissed the case.

Summary Authors

Kunyi Zhang (11/11/2010)

Related Cases

Radmanovich v. Combined Ins. Co., Northern District of Illinois (2001)

People

For PACER's information on parties and their attorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/5266991/parties/palmer-v-combined-ins-co-amer/


Judge(s)

Zagel, James Block (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Benassi, Patricia Clarke (Illinois)

Burger, Joan Harlow (Illinois)

Meites, Thomas R. (Illinois)

Mollica, Paul William (Illinois)

Papachronis, Athena Marie (Illinois)

Raimond, Johanna J. (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Bradford, Tracy Lee (Illinois)

Casey, Bernard John (Illinois)

Gibbs, Patrick E. (California)

Judge(s)

Zagel, James Block (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Benassi, Patricia Clarke (Illinois)

Burger, Joan Harlow (Illinois)

Meites, Thomas R. (Illinois)

Mollica, Paul William (Illinois)

Papachronis, Athena Marie (Illinois)

Raimond, Johanna J. (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Bradford, Tracy Lee (Illinois)

Casey, Bernard John (Illinois)

Gibbs, Patrick E. (California)

Lynch, John P. (Illinois)

Mazura, Adrianne Clarise (Illinois)

Mester, Mark S. (Illinois)

Murphy, Kevin Mark (Illinois)

Rawlinson, Matthew (Illinois)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket

Palmer v. Combined Ins.

Feb. 15, 2007 Docket
1

Complaint

Palmer v. Combined Ins.

March 8, 2002 Complaint
22

Opinion

Palmer v. Combined Ins.

2003 WL 466065, 2003 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 2534

Feb. 24, 2003 Order/Opinion
59

Opinion

Palmer v. Combined Ins.

2003 WL 22003358

Aug. 25, 2003 Order/Opinion
62

Opinion

Palmer v. Combined Ins.

217 F.R.D. 430

Aug. 29, 2003 Order/Opinion
80

Order Approving Settlement

Jan. 12, 2005 Order/Opinion
111

Corrected Stipulation of Settlement and Consent Decree

Palmer v. Combined Insurance Company

Jan. 12, 2005 Settlement Agreement
92

Minute Entry (appointing monitor)

Palmer v. Combined Insurance Company

Feb. 15, 2007 Order/Opinion
90

Joint Motion for Order Appointing Jane Nolan Denes to Serve as Monitor

Palmer v. Combined Insurance

Feb. 17, 2007 Pleading / Motion / Brief

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/5266991/palmer-v-combined-ins-co-amer/

Last updated May 20, 2022, 1:41 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link
22

MINUTE ORDER of 2/24/03 by Hon. James B. Zagel : Motion [8-1] to strike class allegations is denied in full. [8-1] Entered Memorandum Opinion and Order. Mailed notice (eav)

Feb. 24, 2003 RECAP
1

COMPLAINT; jury demand − Civil cover sheet − Appearance(s) of Johanna Josie Raimond, Thomas R. Meites as attorney(s) for plaintiff (Original and one copy summons(es) issued.) (Documents: (1−1 through 1−3)). (ntf) (Entered: 03/11/2002)

March 8, 2002
62

MINUTE ORDER of 8/29/03 by Hon. James B. Zagel : Plaintiff's motion for class certification is granted. [27-1] Entered Memorandum Opinion and Order. Mailed notice by judge's staff (eav)

Aug. 29, 2003 RECAP

RECEIPT regarding payment of filing fee paid; on 3/8/02 in the amount of $ 150.00, receipt # 10619042. (ntf) (Entered: 03/11/2002)

March 8, 2002
4

MOTION by plaintiff to set class discovery and briefing schedule (Attachments) (eav) (Entered: 04/26/2002)

April 19, 2002
2

RESPONSE by defendant Combined Ins Co Amer of combined to plaintiff's motion for class discovery and a briefing schedule (eav) (Entered: 04/23/2002)

April 22, 2002
3

EXHIBITS by defendant Combined Ins Co Amer to the response [2−1] (eav) (Entered: 04/23/2002)

April 22, 2002
5

MINUTE ORDER of 4/23/02 by Hon. James B. Zagel : Status hearing set for 6/18/02 at 10:00 a.m. Plaintiff's motion to set class discovery and briefing schedule granted/denied in part. [4−1] [4−2] Motion for class certification due 4/30/02. Answer brief due 5/14/02. Reply brief due 5/28/02. Mailed notice (eav) (Entered: 04/26/2002)

April 23, 2002
6

ANSWER by defendant Combined Ins Co Amer and Affirmative Defenses to class complaint of Brenda Palmer [1−1] (eav) (Entered: 04/29/2002)

April 26, 2002
7

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant Combined Ins Co Amer by Mark S. Mester, John P. Lynch, Patrick E. Gibbs, and Matthew Rawlinson (eav) (Entered: 04/29/2002)

April 26, 2002
8

MOTION by defendant Combined Ins Co Amer to strike class allegation ; Memorandum in Support (eav) (Entered: 05/01/2002)

April 30, 2002
9

EXHIBITS by defendant to the memorandum in support of Combined's motion to strike [8−1] (eav) (Entered: 05/01/2002)

April 30, 2002
10

REPLY MEMORANDUM by defendant Combined Ins Co Amer (Attachment) (eav) (Entered: 05/30/2002)

May 28, 2002
11

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant Combined Ins Co Amer by Bernard John Casey (eav) (Entered: 06/05/2002)

June 4, 2002
12

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for plaintiff Brenda Palmer by Paul William Mollica (eav) (Entered: 06/11/2002)

June 10, 2002
13

MOTION by plaintiff to file additional authority (Attachments); Notice (ntf) (Entered: 06/27/2002)

June 17, 2002

SCHEDULE set on 6/18/02 by Hon. James B. Zagel : Status hearing held. Motion to strike hearing set for 3:30 6/24/02 . Mailed notice (drw) (Entered: 06/18/2002)

June 18, 2002
14

MINUTE ORDER of 6/20/02 by Hon. James B. Zagel : Plaintiff's motion to file additional authority is granted [13−1]. No notice (ntf) (Entered: 06/27/2002)

June 20, 2002
15

MINUTE ORDER of 6/24/02 by Hon. James B. Zagel : Motion [8−1] to strike hearing held and concluded. Ruling to be made by mail. No notice (eav) (Entered: 07/03/2002)

June 24, 2002
17

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for plaintiff Brenda Palmer by Patricia Clarke Benassi (eav) (Entered: 07/11/2002)

July 10, 2002
19

MINUTE ORDER of 8/1/02 by Hon. James B. Zagel : Entered Stipulation and Protective Order No notice (eav) (Entered: 08/15/2002)

Aug. 1, 2002
20

JOINT MOTION by plaintiff, defendant for a stay pending mediation of this case and nine other cases (Attachments); Notice of motion (eav) (Entered: 08/15/2002)

Aug. 5, 2002
18

AMENDED CERTIFICATE by defendant of service of joint motion for a stay pending mediation of this case and nine other cases (eav) (Entered: 08/07/2002)

Aug. 6, 2002
21

MINUTE ORDER of 8/8/02 by Hon. James B. Zagel : Joint motion for a stay pending mediation of this case and nine other cases is granted. [20−1] Enter order staying further proceedings until further order of court. Mailed notice (eav) (Entered: 08/15/2002)

Aug. 8, 2002

SCHEDULE set on 1/16/03 by Hon. James B. Zagel : Status hearing set to 10:00 2/6/03 . Mailed notice (drw) (Entered: 01/16/2003)

Jan. 16, 2003

SCHEDULE set on 2/6/03 by Hon. James B. Zagel : Status hearing held. Ruling on motion to strike to be made by mail. No notice (drw) (Entered: 02/06/2003)

Feb. 6, 2003
25

MOTION by plaintiff to file her memorandum in support of class certification in excess of 15 pages instanter ; Notice of motion (eav) (Entered: 05/22/2003)

May 20, 2003
26

DEPOSITION APPENDIX filed by plaintiff (eav) (Entered: 05/22/2003)

May 20, 2003
27

MOTION by plaintiff for class certification ; Notice of motion (eav) (Entered: 05/22/2003)

May 20, 2003
28

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff in support of her motion for class certification [27−1] (5 vols.: 28−1 through 28−5) (eav) (Entered: 05/22/2003)

May 20, 2003
23

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant Combined Ins Co Amer by Kevin Mark Murphy (eav) (Entered: 05/22/2003)

May 21, 2003
24

RESPONSE by defendant Combined Ins Co Amer to plaintiff's 5/20/03 motion for leave (Attachment) (eav) (Entered: 05/22/2003)

May 21, 2003
29

MINUTE ORDER of 5/22/03 by Hon. James B. Zagel : Plaintiff's motion for leave to file memorandum in excess of fifteen pages is granted. [25−1] No notice (eav) (Entered: 05/23/2003)

May 22, 2003
30

MINUTE ORDER of 5/22/03 by Hon. James B. Zagel : Plaintiff's motion for class certification. Answer brief to motion due 6/3/03. [27−1] Reply to answer brief due 7/17/03. Status hearing set for 8/7/03 at 10:00 a.m. Plaintiff's deposition to be taken on or by 6/5/03. Mailed notice (eav) (Entered: 05/23/2003)

May 22, 2003
31

MOTION by plaintiff for leave to amend class definition ; Notice of motion (eav) (Entered: 06/06/2003)

June 3, 2003
32

MOTION by plaintiff for a protective order (Attachments); Notice of motion (eav) (Entered: 06/06/2003)

June 3, 2003
33

MINUTE ORDER of 6/5/03 by Hon. James B. Zagel : Plaintiff's motion for leave to amend class definition is granted. [31−1] No notice (eav) (Entered: 06/06/2003)

June 5, 2003
34

CORRECTED motion by plaintiff for class certification [27−1] (eav) (Entered: 06/13/2003)

June 12, 2003
36

UNCONTESTED MOTION by plaintiff to file an amended memorandum in support of class certification and expert report of Dr. Jerry Goldman and for an amended briefing schedule (Attachments); Notice of motion (eav) (Entered: 07/07/2003)

June 24, 2003
37

MINUTE ORDER of 6/26/03 by Hon. James B. Zagel : Plaintiff's uncontested motion to file an amended memorandum in support of class certification and expert report of Dr. Jerry Goldman and for an amended briefing schedule is granted. [36−1] Amended memorandum in support of motion for class certification due 6/23/03. Response brief due 7/14/03. Reply to response due 7/28/03. Mailed notice (eav) (Entered: 07/07/2003)

June 26, 2003
45

MOTION by plaintiff to file supplemental authority in support of her motion for class certification (Attachments); Notice of motion (eav) (Entered: 07/22/2003)

July 2, 2003
38

COMBINED'S RESPONSE by defendant Combined Ins Co Amer to plaintiff's motion to file supplemental authority (Attachments) (eav) (Entered: 07/08/2003)

July 7, 2003
47

MINUTE ORDER of 7/8/03 by Hon. James B. Zagel : Plaintiff's motion to file supplemental authority in support of motion for class certification is granted. [45−1] No notice (eav) (Entered: 07/22/2003)

July 8, 2003
39

MOTION by defendant to strike the expert report of Dr. Jerry Goldman ; Notice (rmm) (Entered: 07/15/2003)

July 14, 2003
40

MOTION by defendant to strike the expert report of D. Jan Duffy ; Notice (rmm) (Entered: 07/15/2003)

July 14, 2003
41

MEMORANDUM by Combined Ins Co Amer in support of Combined's motion to strike the expert report of D. Jan Duffy [40−1] (Attachments) (rmm) (Entered: 07/15/2003)

July 14, 2003
42

MEMORANDUM by Combined Ins Co Amer in support of Combined's motion to strike the expert report of Dr. Jerry Goldman [39−1] (Attachments) (rmm) (Entered: 07/15/2003)

July 14, 2003
43

MEMORANDUM by Combined Ins Co Amer in opposition to plaintiff's motion for class certification [27−1] (Attachments) (rmm) (Entered: 07/15/2003)

July 14, 2003
44

EXHIBITS by Combined Ins Co Amer to Combined's memorandum in opposition to plaintiff's motion for class certification [43−1] (3 vols: 44−1, 44−2, 44−3) (rmm) (Entered: 07/15/2003)

July 14, 2003
48

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for plaintiff by Athena Marie Papachronis (eav) (Entered: 07/30/2003)

July 15, 2003
49

MOTION by plaintiff for leave to file entry of appearance of Athena M. Papachronis ; Notice of motion (eav) (Entered: 07/30/2003)

July 15, 2003
50

MOTION by plaintiff to strike brief and set a briefing schedule (Attachment); Notice of motion (eav) (Entered: 07/30/2003)

July 16, 2003
46

RESPONSE by defendant Combined Ins Co Amer to plaintiff's 7/16/03 motion to strike (Attachments) (eav) (Entered: 07/22/2003)

July 21, 2003
51

MINUTE ORDER of 7/22/03 by Hon. James B. Zagel : Plaintiff's motion for leave to file entry of appearance of Athena M. Papachronis is granted. [49−1] No notice (eav) (Entered: 07/30/2003)

July 22, 2003
52

MINUTE ORDER of 7/22/03 by Hon. James B. Zagel : Plaintiff's motion to strike and [50−1] set a briefing schedule is denied. [50−2] Reply to brief on class certification due 8/1/03. [27−1] No notice (eav) (Entered: 07/30/2003)

July 22, 2003
55

MOTION by plaintiff to reassign a related case (Attachments); Notice of motion (eav) (Entered: 08/06/2003)

July 29, 2003
53

REPLY memorandum by plaintiff in support of class certification (2 Vols.: 53−1 through 53−2) (eav) (Entered: 08/04/2003)

Aug. 1, 2003
54

LIST by plaintiff of deposition transcripts contained on compact disc (Attachment) (eav) (Entered: 08/04/2003)

Aug. 1, 2003

MOTION by plaintiff to defer mailing of notice and to stay running of statute of limitations (Attachments); Notice (Original in 01 C 9502) (las) (Entered: 08/06/2003)

Aug. 5, 2003

SCHEDULE set on 8/7/03 by Hon. James B. Zagel : Status hearing reset to 10:00 8/12/03 . Mailed notice (drw) (Entered: 08/07/2003)

Aug. 7, 2003

RESPONSE by defendant to plaintiff's motion to defer mailing of notice and to toll the running of statute of limitations [0−1] (Attachments) (Original in 01 C 9502) (las) (Entered: 08/11/2003)

Aug. 11, 2003

SCHEDULE set on 8/12/03 by Hon. James B. Zagel : Status hearing held and continued to 10:00 8/19/03 . No notice (drw) (Entered: 08/19/2003)

Aug. 12, 2003
57

MOTION by defendant Combined Ins Co Amer to file supplemental authority (Attachments); Notice of motion (eav) (Entered: 08/25/2003)

Aug. 15, 2003

SCHEDULE set on 8/19/03 by Hon. James B. Zagel : Status hearing held and continued to 10:00 8/22/03 . No notice (drw) (Entered: 08/20/2003)

Aug. 19, 2003
58

MINUTE ORDER of 8/19/03 by Hon. James B. Zagel : Defendant's motion to file supplemental authority is granted. [57−1] No notice (eav) (Entered: 08/25/2003)

Aug. 19, 2003
59

MINUTE ORDER of 8/22/03 by Hon. James B. Zagel : Plaintiff's motion for class certification is granted. [27−1] The motion to stay notice in the Radmanovich case is granted because one notice with respect to both cases is better than two. [0−1] The statute of limitations in the Radmanovich case is tolled until issuance of the notice in this case. (See reverse of minute order.) Mailed notice (eav) (Entered: 08/25/2003)

Aug. 22, 2003
60

MOTION by defendant Combined Ins Co Amer to clarify status of ruling on class certification issue (Attachments); Notice of motion (eav) (Entered: 08/28/2003)

Aug. 26, 2003
61

MINUTE ORDER of 8/27/03 by Hon. James B. Zagel : The motion for clarification is granted. [60−1] Class certification was not granted. The first sentence of the minute order dated 8/22/03 is stricken as entered in error. Mailed notice (eav) (Entered: 08/28/2003)

Aug. 27, 2003
65

MOTION by plaintiff for status regarding reassignment (Attachments); Notice (ntf) (Entered: 09/15/2003)

Sept. 4, 2003
63

NOTICE by plaintiff of additional authority regarding her motion for a status regarding reassignment with attached as Exhibit A is the transcript of the hearing before Judge Darrah (eav) (Entered: 09/09/2003)

Sept. 8, 2003

RESPONSE by defendant to plaintiff's 9/4/03 motion for status regarding reassignment (Attachments) (Original in 01 C 9502) (las) (Entered: 09/09/2003)

Sept. 8, 2003
66

MINUTE ORDER of 9/9/03 by Hon. James B. Zagel : Plaintiff's motion for status regarding reassignment is granted [65−1]. No notice (ntf) (Entered: 09/15/2003)

Sept. 9, 2003
64

MOTION by plaintiff to reassign a related case (Attachments); Notice. (gcy) (Entered: 09/11/2003)

Sept. 10, 2003
67

COMBINED RESPONSE by defendant to plaintiff's 9/10/03 motion to reassign [64−1] (Attachments) (eav) (Entered: 09/16/2003)

Sept. 15, 2003
70

MOTION by Combined Ins Co Amer for reconsideration and clarification of the Court 09/02/03 order ; Memorandum in support (Attachments); Notice (ar) Modified on 10/17/2003 (Entered: 10/17/2003)

Sept. 16, 2003
69

MINUTE ORDER of 9/18/03 by Hon. James B. Zagel : Plaintiff's motion to reassign granted/denied in part. [64−1], [68−1] case 03 C 4587, Hamilton v. Combined Insurance is reassigned for purposes of supervision of discovery and decision of non dispositive pretrial motions. This reassignment is requested with the agreement of myself and Judge Der Yeghiayan. Mailed notice (eav) (Entered: 09/19/2003)

Sept. 18, 2003
71

MINUTE ORDER of 10/21/03 by Hon. James B. Zagel : Status hearing set for 2/3/04 at 10:00 a.m. All further proceedings stayed pending mediation. Mailed notice (eav) (Entered: 10/21/2003)

Oct. 21, 2003

SCHEDULE set on 2/3/04 by Hon. James B. Zagel : Status hearing held and continued to 10:00 2/17/04 . No notice (drw) (Entered: 02/03/2004)

Feb. 3, 2004

SCHEDULE set on 2/13/04 by Hon. James B. Zagel : Status hearing reset to 10:00 2/24/04 . Telephone notice (drw) (Entered: 02/13/2004)

Feb. 13, 2004

SCHEDULE set on 2/24/04 by Hon. James B. Zagel : Status hearing held and continued to 10:00 5/11/04 . No notice (drw) (Entered: 03/02/2004)

Feb. 24, 2004
72

MOTION by defendant for leave to substitute Adrianne C. Mazura and Tracy L. Bradford as counsel ; Notice of motion (eav) (Entered: 03/17/2004)

March 8, 2004
73

MINUTE ORDER of 3/16/04 by Hon. James B. Zagel : Motion for leave to substitute counsel will be construed as a motion for leave to file the additional appearances of Adrianne C. Mazura and Tracy L. Bradford. Motion for leave to file additional appearances on behalf of defendant Combined Insurance Company of America is granted. [72−1] Mailed notice (eav) (Entered: 03/17/2004)

March 16, 2004

MAILED Rule 83.16 letter and appearance form to Tracy Lee Bradford, Adrianne Clarise Mazura (eav) (Entered: 03/17/2004)

March 17, 2004
74

TRANSCRIPT of proceedings for the following date(s): 9/16/03 and 10/21/03 Before Honorable James B. Zagel (2 Vols.: 74−1 and 74−2) (eav) (Entered: 03/18/2004)

March 17, 2004
75

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant Combined Ins Co Amer by Adrianne C. Mazura and Tracy L. Bradford (eav) (Entered: 03/24/2004)

March 23, 2004
76

MINUTE ORDER of 3/30/04 by Hon. James B. Zagel : Motion [32−1] for protective order is granted. Motion [39−1] and [40−1] to strike is denied. Mailed notice (eav) (Entered: 03/31/2004)

March 30, 2004

SCHEDULE set on 5/4/04 by Hon. James B. Zagel : Status hearing reset to 10:00 5/19/04 from 5/11/04. Mailed notice (drw) (Entered: 05/04/2004)

May 4, 2004

SCHEDULE set on 5/18/04 by Hon. James B. Zagel : Status hearing reset to 10:00 6/23/04 . Telephone notice (drw) (Entered: 05/18/2004)

May 18, 2004

SCHEDULE set on 6/23/04 by Hon. James B. Zagel : Status hearing held and continued to 12:00 8/3/04 . Settlement likely. No notice (drw) (Entered: 07/06/2004)

June 23, 2004

MOTION by plaintiff for preliminary approval of class settlement (Attachments); Notice of motion (Original in 01 C 9502) (eav) (Entered: 08/12/2004)

Aug. 2, 2004
77

MINUTE ORDER of 8/3/04 by Hon. James B. Zagel : Plaintiff's motion for preliminary approval of class settlement is granted. [0−1] Draft order to follow.

Aug. 3, 2004

PETITION by plaintiff for attorney fees costs and expenses (Attachments) (Original in 01 C 9502) (las) (Entered: 09/21/2004)

Sept. 20, 2004
79

MINUTE ORDER of 9/28/04 by Hon. James B. Zagel : Motion [70−1] for reconsideration and clarification [70−2] is denied as moot. No notice (gcy) (Entered: 09/29/2004)

Sept. 28, 2004

REPORT to the court regarding notice, objections and opt outs by class counsel. (gcy) (Entered: 10/18/2004)

Oct. 15, 2004

SCHEDULE set on 10/22/04 by Hon. James B. Zagel : Settlement conference held. No notice (drw) (Entered: 11/08/2004)

Oct. 22, 2004

SUPPLEMENTAL PETITION by plaintiffs for costs of settlement administration [0−1] [0−2] (Attachments) (Original in 01 C 9502). (hp) (Entered: 01/11/2005)

Jan. 10, 2005
80

MINUTE ORDER of 1/12/05 by Hon. James B. Zagel : (Entered Order Approving Settlement) terminating case Mailed notice (eav) (Entered: 01/14/2005)

Jan. 12, 2005

CORRECTED STIPULATION of SETTLEMENT and CONSENT DECREE. (Original in case number 01 C 9502). (jmp) (Entered: 01/14/2005)

Jan. 12, 2005

MOTION by Plaintiff for entry of judgment and clarification of the 1/12/05 minute orders (Original in 01 C 9502) (las, ) (Entered: 02/02/2005)

Feb. 1, 2005

NOTICE of Motion by Thomas R. Meites for presentment of plaintiff's motion for entry of final judgment and for clarification of the 1/12/05 minute orders (Original in 01 C 9502) before Honorable James B. Zagel on 2/3/2005 at 10:15 AM. (las, ) (Entered: 02/02/2005)

Feb. 1, 2005

State / Territory: Illinois

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

Private Employment Class Actions

Key Dates

Filing Date: March 8, 2002

Closing Date: 2007

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Females who worked as sales employees, sales agents, supervisors, and managers for Combined Insurance between April 30, 1999 and August 3, 2004.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Combined Insurance of America, Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Unknown

Nature of Relief:

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: 8.5 Million

Content of Injunction:

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Discrimination Prohibition

Implement complaint/dispute resolution process

Monitor/Master

Other requirements regarding hiring, promotion, retention

Promotion

Issues

General:

Pattern or Practice

Discrimination-area:

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Hiring

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

Pay / Benefits

Promotion

Training

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female