Case: Donaldson v. Pharmacia Pension Plan

3:06-cv-00003 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois

Filed Date: Jan. 3, 2006

Closed Date: 2009

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Case Summary

On January 3, 2006, a group of former employees filed suit under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, 29 U.S.C. §§1001-1461 ("ERISA"), against Pharmacia Pension Plan, Pfizer Inc. and Monsanto Company in United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, asked the Court for injunctive and equitable relief alleging that the defendants were unlawfully miscalculating pension benefits. On January 1, 1997, Monsanto con…

On January 3, 2006, a group of former employees filed suit under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, 29 U.S.C. §§1001-1461 ("ERISA"), against Pharmacia Pension Plan, Pfizer Inc. and Monsanto Company in United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, asked the Court for injunctive and equitable relief alleging that the defendants were unlawfully miscalculating pension benefits. On January 1, 1997, Monsanto converted its employees' pension plans from conventional benefit plans taking a specified percentage of a participant's salary to cash balance plans where the benefit is based upon a hypothetical account balance. Monsanto later split into two and plaintiffs alleged that after the conversion of their plans and split of the company they were no longer receiving the benefits they should have been receiving.

On May 10, 2006 the district court (Judge G. Patrick Murphy) denied plaintiff's motion to appoint plaintiff's counsel as interim class counsel. On June 14, 2006 the court (Judge Murphy) denied the defendants' motion to dismiss. A number of other cases with the same essential complaints and issues had been filed between 2004 and 2006 and on September 1, 2006 the case was consolidated with others under the lead case Walker v. Monsanto Co. Pension Plan. Subsequent developments can be found under that case in the collection.

Summary Authors

Michael Perry (8/30/2010)

Related Cases

Walker v. Monsanto Co. Pension Plan, Southern District of Illinois (2004)

People

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Judge(s)

Frazier, Philip M. (Illinois)

Gilbert, John Phil (Illinois)

Herndon, David R. (Illinois)

Murphy, G. Patrick (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Armstrong, Matthew H. (Missouri)

Schlichter, Jerome J. (Missouri)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Blocker, Mark Bruce (Illinois)

Cohen, Carol Connor (District of Columbia)

Conlon, William F. (Illinois)

Kelly, Erin E. (Illinois)

Judge(s)

Frazier, Philip M. (Illinois)

Gilbert, John Phil (Illinois)

Herndon, David R. (Illinois)

Murphy, G. Patrick (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Armstrong, Matthew H. (Missouri)

Schlichter, Jerome J. (Missouri)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Blocker, Mark Bruce (Illinois)

Cohen, Carol Connor (District of Columbia)

Conlon, William F. (Illinois)

Kelly, Erin E. (Illinois)

Meyer, Chris K. (Illinois)

Nester, Michael J. (Illinois)

Rea, Anne E. (Illinois)

Ryan, Priscilla E. (Illinois)

Sallerson, Dawn A. (Illinois)

Sandrock, Ryan M. (Illinois)

Wyland, Neil H. (Illinois)

Other Attorney(s)

Cueto, Christopher F. (Illinois)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

3:06-cv-00003

Docket

Sept. 29, 2009

Sept. 29, 2009

Docket
42

3:06-cv-00003

Order (Denying interim class counsel status)

2006 WL 1308582

May 10, 2006

May 10, 2006

Order/Opinion
46

3:06-cv-00003

Memorandum and Order (Denying defendants' motion to dismiss)

435 F.Supp.2d 853

June 14, 2006

June 14, 2006

Order/Opinion
47

3:06-cv-00003

First Amended Complaint

July 7, 2006

July 7, 2006

Complaint

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4776437/donaldson-v-pharmacia-pension-plan/

Last updated Aug. 2, 2022, 3:02 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
42

ORDER: DENYING 36 MOTION to Appoint Interim Class Counsel filed by Fred Donaldson, Albert Walter III, Mary Clawson. Signed by Judge G. Patrick Murphy on 5/10/06. (lmc)

May 10, 2006

May 10, 2006

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COMPLAINT against all defendants (Filing fee $ 250.00, receipt # 300 109310.) , filed by Fred Donaldson, Albert Walter, III, Mary Clawson. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(trb ) (Entered: 01/04/2006)

Jan. 3, 2006

Jan. 3, 2006

46

ORDER: DENYING 25 MOTION to Dismiss Plaintiffs' Complaint filed by Pfizer Inc, Pharmacia Corporation, Pharmacia & Upjohn Company, Pharmacia Cash Balance Pension Plan. Signed by Judge G. Patrick Murphy on 6/14/06. (lmc)

June 14, 2006

June 14, 2006

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2

Summons Issued as to Pharmacia Pension Plan, Pharmacia Corporation, Pharmacia &Upjohn Company, Pfizer Inc. (trb) (Entered: 01/04/2006)

Jan. 3, 2006

Jan. 3, 2006

64

ORDER CONSOLIDATING Cases. See text of Order for specific instructions and briefing schedule. Signed by Judge David R Herndon on 9/1/2006. (seg)

Sept. 1, 2006

Sept. 1, 2006

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3

Summons Issued as to Pharmacia Cash Balance Pension Plan. (trb) (Entered: 01/09/2006)

Jan. 4, 2006

Jan. 4, 2006

66

ORDER OF RECUSAL. Judge William D. Stiehl recused. Case reassigned to Judge J. Phil Gilbert for all further proceedings. Signed by Judge William D. Stiehl on 05/08/07. (jkb)

May 8, 2007

May 8, 2007

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4

SUMMONS Returned Executed by Fred Donaldson, Albert Walter, III, Mary Clawson. Pharmacia Corporation served on 1/17/2006, answer due 2/6/2006. (Armstrong, Matthew) (Entered: 01/27/2006)

Jan. 27, 2006

Jan. 27, 2006

5

SUMMONS Returned Executed by Fred Donaldson, Albert Walter, III, Mary Clawson. Pfizer Inc served on 1/17/2006, answer due 2/6/2006. (Armstrong, Matthew) (Entered: 01/27/2006)

Jan. 27, 2006

Jan. 27, 2006

6

SUMMONS Returned Executed by Fred Donaldson, Albert Walter, III, Mary Clawson. Pharmacia &Upjohn Company served on 1/17/2006, answer due 2/6/2006. (Armstrong, Matthew) (Entered: 01/27/2006)

Jan. 27, 2006

Jan. 27, 2006

7

SUMMONS Returned Executed by Fred Donaldson, Albert Walter, III, Mary Clawson. Pharmacia Cash Balance Pension Plan served on 1/25/2006, answer due 2/14/2006. (Armstrong, Matthew) (Entered: 01/31/2006)

Jan. 31, 2006

Jan. 31, 2006

8

SUMMONS Returned Executed by Fred Donaldson, Albert Walter, III, Mary Clawson. Pharmacia Pension Plan served on 1/25/2006, answer due 2/14/2006. (Armstrong, Matthew) (Entered: 01/31/2006)

Jan. 31, 2006

Jan. 31, 2006

9

NOTICE of Appearance by Dawn A. Sallerson on behalf of Pharmacia Pension Plan, Pharmacia Cash Balance Pension Plan, Pharmacia Corporation, Pharmacia &Upjohn Company, Pfizer Inc (Sallerson, Dawn) (Entered: 02/06/2006)

Feb. 6, 2006

Feb. 6, 2006

10

MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint by Pharmacia Pension Plan, Pharmacia Cash Balance Pension Plan, Pharmacia Corporation, Pharmacia &Upjohn Company, Pfizer Inc. (Sallerson, Dawn) (Entered: 02/06/2006)

Feb. 6, 2006

Feb. 6, 2006

11

ORDER GRANTING 10 MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint filed by Pfizer Inc, Pharmacia Corporation, Pharmacia &Upjohn Company, Pharmacia Pension Plan, Pharmacia Cash Balance Pension Plan. Pharmacia Pension Plan answer due 3/16/2006; Pharmacia Cash Balance Pension Plan answer due 3/16/2006; Pharmacia Corporation answer due 3/16/2006; Pharmacia &Upjohn Company answer due 3/16/2006; Pfizer Inc answer due 3/16/2006. Signed by Judge Donald G. Wilkerson on 2/8/06. (sgp) (Entered: 02/08/2006)

Feb. 8, 2006

Feb. 8, 2006

16

Motion and Order to Appear Pro Hac Vice granting appearance of Attorney William F. Conlon for Pharmacia Pension Plan and Pharmacia Cash Balance Pension Plan. $100.00 fee paid, receipt number 300 100149. (lmb) (Entered: 02/10/2006)

Feb. 8, 2006

Feb. 8, 2006

17

Motion and Order to Appear Pro Hac Vice granting appearance of Attorney Erin E. Kelly for Pharmacia Pension Plan and Pharmacia Cash Balance Pension Plan. $100.00 fee paid, receipt number 300 110052. (lmb) (Entered: 02/10/2006)

Feb. 8, 2006

Feb. 8, 2006

13

Motion and Order to Appear Pro Hac Vice granting appearance of Attorney Anne E. Rea for Pharmacia Pension Plan and Pharmacia Cash Balance Pension Plan. $100.00 fee paid,receipt number 30011080. (trb) (Entered: 02/09/2006)

Feb. 9, 2006

Feb. 9, 2006

14

Motion and Order to Appear Pro Hac Vice granting appearance of Attorney Ryan M. Sandrock for Pharmacia Pension Plan and Pharmacia Cash Balance Pension Plan. $100.00 fee paid,receipt number 300 11080. (trb) (Entered: 02/09/2006)

Feb. 9, 2006

Feb. 9, 2006

15

NOTICE of Appearance by Mark B. Blocker on behalf of all defendants (Blocker, Mark) (Entered: 02/10/2006)

Feb. 10, 2006

Feb. 10, 2006

18

Motion and Order to Appear Pro Hac Vice granting appearance of Attorney Priscilla E. Ryan for Pharmacia Pension Plan and Pharmacia Cash Balance Pension Plan. $100.00 fee paid, receipt number 300 110186. (lmb) (Entered: 02/15/2006)

Feb. 13, 2006

Feb. 13, 2006

19

NOTICE of Appearance by Erin E. Kelly on behalf of Pharmacia Pension Plan, Pharmacia Cash Balance Pension Plan, Pharmacia Corporation, Pharmacia &Upjohn Company, Pfizer Inc (Kelly, Erin) (Entered: 02/15/2006)

Feb. 15, 2006

Feb. 15, 2006

20

NOTICE of Appearance by Anne E. Rea on behalf of Pharmacia Pension Plan, Pharmacia Cash Balance Pension Plan, Pharmacia Corporation, Pharmacia &Upjohn Company, Pfizer Inc (Rea, Anne) (Entered: 02/17/2006)

Feb. 17, 2006

Feb. 17, 2006

21

NOTICE of Appearance by Ryan M. Sandrock on behalf of all defendants (Sandrock, Ryan) (Entered: 02/27/2006)

Feb. 27, 2006

Feb. 27, 2006

22

NOTICE of Appearance by Chris K. Meyer on behalf of all defendants (Meyer, Chris) (Entered: 03/03/2006)

March 3, 2006

March 3, 2006

23

CJRA TRACK D assigned: Bench Trial set for presumptive month of 10/2007 in East St. Louis Court House before Chief Judge G. Patrick Murphy. Signed by Judge G. Patrick Murphy on 3/7/06. (lmc) (Entered: 03/07/2006)

March 7, 2006

March 7, 2006

24

STIPULATION of Dismissal of Defendant Pharmacia Pension Plan by Fred Donaldson, Albert Walter, III, Mary Clawson. (Armstrong, Matthew) (Entered: 03/14/2006)

March 14, 2006

March 14, 2006

25

MOTION to Dismiss Plaintiffs' Complaint by Pharmacia Cash Balance Pension Plan, Pharmacia Corporation, Pharmacia &Upjohn Company, Pfizer Inc. Responses due by 4/18/2006 (Sallerson, Dawn) (Entered: 03/16/2006)

March 16, 2006

March 16, 2006

26

MEMORANDUM in Support re 25 MOTION to Dismiss Plaintiffs' Complaint filed by Pharmacia Cash Balance Pension Plan, Pharmacia Corporation, Pharmacia &Upjohn Company, Pfizer Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit A to Defs' Memo in Support# 2 Exhibit Group Exhibit B to Defs' Memo in Support)(Sallerson, Dawn) (Entered: 03/16/2006)

March 16, 2006

March 16, 2006

27

NOTICE of Hearing on 25 MOTION to Dismiss Plaintiffs' Complaint: Motion Hearing set for 5/1/2006 at 02:00 PM in East St. Louis Court House before Chief Judge G. Patrick Murphy. (lmc)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 03/21/2006)

March 21, 2006

March 21, 2006

28

ORDER: Due to a scheduling conflict on the court's calendar, 25 MOTION to Dismiss Plaintiffs' Complaint Hearing RESET for 5/8/2006 at 02:30 PM in East St. Louis Court House before Chief Judge G. Patrick Murphy. Signed by Judge G. Patrick Murphy on 3/31/06. (lmc)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 03/31/2006)

March 31, 2006

March 31, 2006

29

MOTION to Intervene For Purposes of Filing a Motion to Consolidate by Jeffrey Scharringhausen, Doug Strahm. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A − Motion to Consolidate Cases)(Cueto, Christopher) (Entered: 04/11/2006)

April 11, 2006

April 11, 2006

31

RESPONSE to Motion re 29 MOTION to Intervene For Purposes of Filing a Motion to Consolidate filed by Pharmacia Cash Balance Pension Plan, Pharmacia Corporation, Pharmacia &Upjohn Company, Pfizer Inc. (Sallerson, Dawn) (Entered: 04/18/2006)

April 18, 2006

April 18, 2006

32

MEMORANDUM in Opposition re 25 MOTION to Dismiss Plaintiffs' Complaint filed by Fred Donaldson, Albert Walter, III, Mary Clawson. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A− Richards v FleetBoston Opinion)(Armstrong, Matthew) (Entered: 04/18/2006)

April 18, 2006

April 18, 2006

33

RESPONSE in Opposition re 29 MOTION to Intervene For Purposes of Filing a Motion to Consolidate filed by Fred Donaldson, Albert Walter, III, Mary Clawson. (Armstrong, Matthew) (Entered: 04/24/2006)

April 24, 2006

April 24, 2006

34

NOTICE by Jeffrey Scharringhausen, Doug Strahm re 29 MOTION to Intervene For Purposes of Filing a Motion to Consolidate Withdrawal of Petitioners' Motion to Intervene (Cueto, Christopher) (Entered: 04/24/2006)

April 24, 2006

April 24, 2006

35

MOTION to Withdraw 29 MOTION to Intervene For Purposes of Filing a Motion to Consolidate by Jeffrey Scharringhausen, Doug Strahm. (Cueto, Christopher) (Entered: 04/25/2006)

April 25, 2006

April 25, 2006

36

MOTION to Appoint Counsel (Interim Class Counsel) by Fred Donaldson, Albert Walter, III, Mary Clawson. (Armstrong, Matthew) (Entered: 04/25/2006)

April 25, 2006

April 25, 2006

37

MEMORANDUM in Support re 36 MOTION to Appoint Counsel (Interim Class Counsel) filed by Fred Donaldson, Albert Walter, III, Mary Clawson. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A − Delcaration of Jerry Schlichter# 2 Exhibit B − Declaration of Matthew Armstrong# 3 Exhibit C − Wilfong Order# 4 Exhibit D − Mister Order)(Armstrong, Matthew) (Entered: 04/25/2006)

April 25, 2006

April 25, 2006

38

ORDER: GRANTING 35 MOTION to Withdraw 29 MOTION to Intervene filed by Jeffrey Scharringhausen, Doug Strahm. Signed by Judge G. Patrick Murphy on 4/28/06. (lmc)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 04/28/2006)

April 28, 2006

April 28, 2006

39

NOTICE of Hearing on 36 MOTION to Appoint Counsel (Interim Class Counsel): Motion Hearing set for 5/8/2006 at 02:30 PM in East St. Louis Court House before Chief Judge G. Patrick Murphy, along with the previously scheduled hearing on the motion to dismiss. (lmc)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 04/28/2006)

April 28, 2006

April 28, 2006

40

REPLY to Response to Motion re 25 MOTION to Dismiss Plaintiffs' Complaint filed by Pharmacia Cash Balance Pension Plan, Pharmacia Corporation, Pharmacia &Upjohn Company, Pfizer Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Defendants' Group Exhibit A)(Sallerson, Dawn) (Entered: 05/01/2006)

May 1, 2006

May 1, 2006

41

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge G. Patrick Murphy : Motion Hearing held on 5/8/2006. Motions Taken Under Advisement: 36 MOTION to Appoint Counsel (Interim Class Counsel), 25 MOTION to Dismiss Plaintiffs' Complaint. (Court Reporter Molly Clayton.) (lmc)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 05/08/2006)

May 8, 2006

May 8, 2006

43

Motion and Order to Appear Pro Hac Vice granting appearance of Attorney Neil H. Wyland for Pharmacia Cash Balance Pension Plan, Pharmacia Corporation, Pharmacia &Upjohn Company, and Pfizer, Inc. $100.00 fee paid, receipt number 300 112161. (lmb) (Entered: 05/25/2006)

May 24, 2006

May 24, 2006

45

TRANSCRIPT of All Pending Motions held on 5/08/2006 before Judge G. Patrick Murphy. Court Reporter: Molly N. Clayton. This is a text entry only − no document is attached. The transcript is available for review in the Clerk's Office. Please contact the court reporter listed above for copies. (myz ) (Entered: 06/07/2006)

June 6, 2006

June 6, 2006

47

AMENDED COMPLAINT against all defendants, filed by Sandra Bellon, Audrey Sokoloski, Carol Thomas, Fred Donaldson, Albert Walter, III, Mary Clawson.(Armstrong, Matthew) (Entered: 07/07/2006)

July 7, 2006

July 7, 2006

48

Summons issued as to Monsanto Company Pension Plan, and Monsanto Company. (lmb) (Entered: 07/07/2006)

July 7, 2006

July 7, 2006

49

MOTION to Consolidate Cases by Monsanto Company Pension Plan, The, Monsanto Company. (Flowe, Carol) (Entered: 07/20/2006)

July 20, 2006

July 20, 2006

50

MEMORANDUM in Support re 49 MOTION to Consolidate Cases filed by Monsanto Company Pension Plan, The, Monsanto Company. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A − Schopp Declaration# 2 Exhibit B − Consolidation Chart# 3 Exhibit C − Marker Letter# 4 Exhibit D − Reimann Depostion# 5 Exhibit E − Schopp Depostion)(Flowe, Carol) (Entered: 07/20/2006)

July 20, 2006

July 20, 2006

51

ANSWER to Amended Complaint by Pharmacia Cash Balance Pension Plan, Pharmacia Corporation, Pharmacia &Upjohn Company, Pfizer Inc.(Sallerson, Dawn) (Entered: 07/24/2006)

July 24, 2006

July 24, 2006

52

Affirmative Defenses to 47 Amended Complaint by Pharmacia Cash Balance Pension Plan, Pharmacia Corporation, Pharmacia &Upjohn Company, Pfizer Inc. (Sallerson, Dawn) (Entered: 07/24/2006)

July 24, 2006

July 24, 2006

53

SUMMONS Returned Executed by Doug Strahm, Sandra Bellon, Audrey Sokoloski, Carol Thomas, Fred Donaldson, Albert Walter, III, Mary Clawson. Monsanto Company served on 7/11/2006, answer due 7/31/2006. (Armstrong, Matthew) (Entered: 07/25/2006)

July 25, 2006

July 25, 2006

54

SUMMONS Returned Executed by Sandra Bellon, Audrey Sokoloski, Carol Thomas, Fred Donaldson, Albert Walter, III, Mary Clawson. Monsanto Company Pension Plan, The served on 7/11/2006, answer due 7/31/2006. (Armstrong, Matthew) (Entered: 07/25/2006)

July 25, 2006

July 25, 2006

55

MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 47 Amended Complaint Stipulated by Monsanto Company Pension Plan, The, Monsanto Company. (Flowe, Carol) (Entered: 07/31/2006)

July 31, 2006

July 31, 2006

56

Joint MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 49 MOTION to Consolidate Cases by Sandra Bellon, Audrey Sokoloski, Carol Thomas, Fred Donaldson, Albert Walter, III, Mary Clawson. (Armstrong, Matthew) (Entered: 08/03/2006)

Aug. 3, 2006

Aug. 3, 2006

57

NOTICE of Appearance by Michael J. Nester on behalf of Monsanto Company Pension Plan, The, Monsanto Company (Nester, Michael) (Entered: 08/03/2006)

Aug. 3, 2006

Aug. 3, 2006

58

ORDER granting 56 Joint Motion for Extension of Time for Plaintiffs and Pharmacia Defendants to Respond to 49 Monsanto Defendants' Motion to Consolidate Cases. Responses due by 8/14/2006. Replies, if any, due by 8/21/2006. Signed by Judge G. Patrick Murphy on 08/04/2006. (njr)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 08/04/2006)

Aug. 4, 2006

Aug. 4, 2006

59

ORDER GRANTING 55 MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 47 Amended Complaint Stipulated filed by Monsanto Company, Monsanto Company Pension Plan, The. Monsanto Company Pension Plan, The answer due 8/18/2006; Monsanto Company answer due 8/18/2006. Signed by Judge Donald G. Wilkerson on 8/7/06. (sgp)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 08/07/2006)

Aug. 7, 2006

Aug. 7, 2006

60

RESPONSE to Motion re 49 MOTION to Consolidate Cases filed by Sandra Bellon, Audrey Sokoloski, Carol Thomas, Fred Donaldson, Albert Walter, III, Mary Clawson. (Armstrong, Matthew) (Entered: 08/14/2006)

Aug. 14, 2006

Aug. 14, 2006

61

MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 47 Amended Complaint Stipulated by Sandra Bellon, Audrey Sokoloski, Carol Thomas, Monsanto Company Pension Plan, The, Monsanto Company, Fred Donaldson, Albert Walter, III, Mary Clawson. (Flowe, Carol) (Entered: 08/18/2006)

Aug. 18, 2006

Aug. 18, 2006

62

ORDER GRANTING IN PART 61 MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 47 Amended Complaint Stipulated filed by Monsanto Company, Monsanto Company Pension Plan, The, Fred Donaldson, Albert Walter, III, Mary Clawson, Sandra Bellon, Audrey Sokoloski, Carol Thomas. Monsanto Company Pension Plan, The answer due 9/8/2006; Monsanto Company answer due 9/8/2006. No further extensions will be granted. Signed by Judge Donald G. Wilkerson on 8/22/06. (sgp)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 08/22/2006)

Aug. 22, 2006

Aug. 22, 2006

63

ORDER REASSIGNING CASE. Case reassigned to Judge David R Herndon for all further proceedings. Judge G. Patrick Murphy no longer assigned to case. DENYING 49 MOTION to Consolidate Cases filed by Monsanto Company, Monsanto Company Pension Plan. Signed by Judge G. Patrick Murphy on 8/31/06. (lmc) (Entered: 08/31/2006)

Aug. 31, 2006

Aug. 31, 2006

65

ORDER OF RECUSAL. Judge David R Herndon recused. Case reassigned to Judge William D. Stiehl for all further proceedings. Signed by Judge David R Herndon on 5/3/07. (pab ) (Entered: 05/03/2007)

May 3, 2007

May 3, 2007

67

ORDER that Magistrate referral is reassigned from Judge Donald G. Wilkerson to Judge Philip M. Frazier for all further proceedings.Signed by Judge J. Phil Gilbert on 5/23/07. (bkl) (Entered: 05/23/2007)

May 23, 2007

May 23, 2007

Set/Reset Hearings: Bench Trial set for 11/19/2007 at 09:00 AM in Benton Court House before Judge J. Phil Gilbert.,Final Pretrial Conference set for 11/2/2007 at 09:30 AM in Benton Court House before Judge J. Phil Gilbert. (by:kjr) (Entered: 06/01/2007)

June 1, 2007

June 1, 2007

68

CLERK'S JUDGMENT (JF/djs) on Counts I, II, & III entered in favor of defendants and against plaintiffs; Counts IV, V & VI are dismissed without prejudice; Counts VII, VIII & IX are dismissed with prejudice; that Settlement in Count X defendants Monsanto Company Pension Plan and Monsanto Company shall pay compensation to Monsanto Defendants' Late Lump Sum Class & attorney's fees; Count X dismissed with prejudice. Approved by Judge J. Phil Gilbert on 9/29/09. (djs)

Sept. 29, 2009

Sept. 29, 2009

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Case Details

State / Territory: Illinois

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

Private Employment Class Actions

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Jan. 3, 2006

Closing Date: 2009

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Participants in the Monsanto Co. Pension Plan.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Pharmacia Corporation (Peapack), Private Entity/Person

Pfizer Inc. (New York City), Private Entity/Person

Monsanto Company (Creve Coeur), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Mixed

Nature of Relief:

Damages

Source of Relief:

Litigation

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Pay / Benefits

Discrimination-basis:

Age discrimination