Case: Warnell v. Ford Motor Co.

1:98-cv-01503 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Filed Date: March 12, 1998

Closed Date: 2000

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Case Summary

On March 12, 1998, two Ford employees filed a lawsuit against Ford and Ford Stamping Plant under Title VII, 42 U.S.C. section 1981, and state law in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, asked the Court for monetary and injunctive relief, alleging that race and sex discrimination claims under Title VII and 42 U.S.C. section 1981, as well as state common law claims (assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional dist…

On March 12, 1998, two Ford employees filed a lawsuit against Ford and Ford Stamping Plant under Title VII, 42 U.S.C. section 1981, and state law in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, asked the Court for monetary and injunctive relief, alleging that race and sex discrimination claims under Title VII and 42 U.S.C. section 1981, as well as state common law claims (assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and negligent retention). Specifically, the Plaintiffs alleged that women employees at Defendants' Chicago plants had been subject to a pervasively hostile, intimidating, and abusive work environment.

In June 1998, the Defendants filed a motion to dismiss the plaintiffs intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligent retention claims for lack of subject matter jurisdiction on the ground that those claims were preempted by the Illinois Human Rights Act. On October 21, 1998, the Court (Judge Elaine Bucklo) held that according to the Illinois Supreme Court's decision, the Court still had jurisdiction because those claims were not dependent on causes of action created by the Illinois Human Rights Act.

In September 1999, the Defendants and the EEOC announced that they had entered into a Conciliation Agreement, providing for $7.5 million to compensate women affected at the plants since January 1, 1996. However, the EEOC and the Defendants excluded the Plaintiffs from the discussions leading to the Agreement.

On October 15, 1999, the Court (Judge Bucklo) granted the plaintiffs' motion for class certification and also held that the Conciliation Agreement between the Defendants and the EEOC did not moot their private lawsuit.

On August 25, 2000, the Court (Judge Bucklo) approved the parties' settlement agreement, which provided for a $12 million fund, $9 million of which was solely for the benefit of the class, and $3 million of which could be used for attorneys' fees. On November 17, the Court (Judge Bucklo) awarded Plaintiffs' Counsel attorneys' fees of $2.75 million.

On the same day, the Court (Judge Bucklo) dismissed the case.

Summary Authors

Kunyi Zhang (1/17/2011)

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Judge(s)

Bucklo, Elaine E. (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Barber, Scott D. (Illinois)

Beem, Marc Oliver (Illinois)

Browne, Garrett W. (Illinois)

Fifer, Samuel (Illinois)

Hunt, Keith L. (Illinois)

Kline, Mitchell (Illinois)

Roach, Kathleen Lynn (Illinois)

Rodosky, Katherine Ann (Illinois)

Spears, Natalie J. (Illinois)

Judge(s)

Bucklo, Elaine E. (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Barber, Scott D. (Illinois)

Beem, Marc Oliver (Illinois)

Browne, Garrett W. (Illinois)

Fifer, Samuel (Illinois)

Hunt, Keith L. (Illinois)

Kline, Mitchell (Illinois)

Roach, Kathleen Lynn (Illinois)

Rodosky, Katherine Ann (Illinois)

Spears, Natalie J. (Illinois)

Vrdolyak, Edward R. (Illinois)

Zopp, Andrea L. (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Becker, Evelyn L. (District of Columbia)

Belaga, Debra S. (California)

Boyle, Brian D. (District of Columbia)

Crosby, Kristen Wenstrup (Illinois)

Gladden, James W. (Illinois)

Goodman, Marcia E. (Illinois)

Hagen, Catherine B. (California)

Kane, Maritoni D. (Illinois)

Kwong, Teresa (District of Columbia)

Moritz, Shannon Michelle (Illinois)

Teuton, Mark (California)

Other Attorney(s)

Bowers, Adam Raymond (Illinois)

Hubert, Donald (Illinois)

Quinn, Carolyn G. (Illinois)

Stewart, Stephanie L. (Illinois)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket

April 6, 2006 Docket
30

Memorandum Opinion and Order (motion to dismiss denied)

1998 WL 748328

Oct. 21, 1998 Order/Opinion
56

Memorandum Opinion and Order (motion to compel granted)

183 F.R.D. 624

Dec. 10, 1998 Order/Opinion
101

Memorandum Opinion and Order (motion to dismiss denied)

48 F.Supp.2d 1095

May 18, 1999 Order/Opinion
131

Memorandum Opinion and Order (class certified)

189 F.R.D. 383

Oct. 15, 1999 Order/Opinion
159

Minute Order (approving settlement and awarding attorneys' fees)

Nov. 17, 2000 Order/Opinion
179

Memorandum Opinion and Order (denying plaintiffs' motion to stop settlement agreement/claims process)

205 F.Supp.2d 956

June 10, 2002 Order/Opinion

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/5223897/warnell-v-ford-motor-co/

Last updated May 11, 2022, 8 p.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link
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COMPLAINT; jury demand - Civil cover sheet - Appearance(s) of Keith L. Hunt, Katherine Ann Rodosky, Edward R. Vrdolyak as attorney(s) for plaintiff ( No summons(es) issued.) (Documents: 1-1 through 1-3) (jmp) (Entered: 03/13/1998)

March 12, 1998 PACER
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ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for Ford Motor Co and Ford Stamping Plant by James W. Gladden Jr., Marcia E. Goodman, Maritoni D. Kane and Kristen Wenstrup Crosby (jmp) (Entered: 06/05/1998)

June 3, 1998 PACER
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ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for Ford Motor Co and Ford Stamping Plant by Shannon Michelle Moritz (jmp) (Entered: 06/05/1998)

June 3, 1998 PACER
4

SCHEDULING ORDER and DISCOVERY plan by plaintiffs' and defendants (jmp) (Entered: 06/11/1998)

June 10, 1998 PACER
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MINUTE ORDER of 6/10/98 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo : Enter scheduling order. Plaintiffs' motion for class certification is due by 10/01/98; response by 11/15/98; and any reply by 12/31/98. Ruling set for 02/26/98 at 9:30 a.m. on 02/26/99. Discovery on class certification is ordered closed on 11/01/98. Initial pretrial conference set for 06/05/98 was vacated. Mailed notice (jmp) (Entered: 06/11/1998)

June 10, 1998 PACER
6

ANSWER to plaintiffs' class action complaint by Ford Motor Co and Ford Stamping Plant; Notice of filing (jmp) (Entered: 06/23/1998)

June 12, 1998 PACER
7

MOTION by defendants' to dismiss counts VII, IX, XVII and XVIII of plaintiffs' class action complaint ; Notice of motion (jmp) (Entered: 06/23/1998)

June 12, 1998 PACER
8

MEMORANDUM by defendants' in support of its motion to dismiss counts VII, IX, XVII and XVIII of plaintiffs' class action complaint [7-1] (Attachments) (jmp) (Entered: 06/23/1998)

June 12, 1998 PACER
9

MINUTE ORDER of 6/22/98 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo : Response to defendant's motion to dismiss counts VII, IX, XVII and XVIII of plaintiffs' class action complaint [7-1] is due by 07/06/98; and any reply by 07/20/98. Ruling [7-1] set for 9:30 a.m. on 09/18/98. Mailed notice (jmp) (Entered: 06/23/1998)

June 22, 1998 PACER
10

APPLICATION for leave to appear pro hac vice by Brian D. Boyle for defendant Ford Motor Co ; Order entered granting leave by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo (jmp) (Entered: 07/07/1998)

July 6, 1998 PACER
11

APPLICATION for leave to appear pro hac vice by Evelyn L. Becker for defendant Ford Motor Co ; Order entered granting leave by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo (jmp) (Entered: 07/07/1998)

July 6, 1998 PACER
13

MOTION by plaintiff for leave to file response to defendant's motion to dismiss ; Notice of motion (jmp) (Entered: 07/22/1998)

July 10, 1998 PACER
12

RESPONSE by plaintiffs' to defendant's motion to dismiss counts VII, IX, XVII and XVIII of plaintiffs' class action complaint [7-1] (jmp) (Entered: 07/20/1998)

July 17, 1998 PACER
14

MINUTE ORDER of 7/20/98 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo : Plaintiffs' motion for leave to file instanter their response to defendant's motion [13-1] to dismiss counts VII, IX, XVII and XVIII of plaintiffs' class action complaint [7-1] is granted. Reply shall be due 07/31/98. Ruling on motion to dismiss [7-1] set for 09/18/98 is stricken and reset for 9:30 a.m. on 10/02/98. Mailed notice (jmp) (Entered: 07/22/1998)

July 20, 1998 PACER
15

REPLY MEMORANDUM by defendants' in support of its motion to dismiss counts VII, IX, XVII and XVIII of plaintiffs' class action complaint [7-1] (Attachments) ; Notice of filing (jmp) (Entered: 08/03/1998)

July 31, 1998 PACER
19

AMENDED MOTION by defendant for leave to subpoena plaintiffs' treating physicians and other treaters identified for documents and deposition ; Notice of motion (jmp) (Entered: 09/16/1998)

Sept. 4, 1998 PACER
16

APPLICATION for leave to appear pro hac vice by Catherine B. Hagen for defendant Ford Motor Co ; Order entered granting leave by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo (jmp) (Entered: 09/09/1998)

Sept. 8, 1998 PACER
17

APPLICATION for leave to appear pro hac vice by Teresa Kwong for defendant Ford Motor Co ; Order entered granting leave by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo (jmp) (Entered: 09/09/1998)

Sept. 8, 1998 PACER
18

APPLICATION for leave to appear pro hac vice by Mark Teuton for defendant Ford Motor Co ; Order entered granting leave by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo (jmp) (Entered: 09/09/1998)

Sept. 8, 1998 PACER
21

AGREED MOTION by Rosalind Warnell, Suzette Wright and defendant Ford Motor Co for entry of protective order and extension of time for completion of certain discovery ; Notice of motion (jmp) (Entered: 09/23/1998)

Sept. 11, 1998 PACER
20

MINUTE ORDER of 9/15/98 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo : Defendant's amended motion for leave to subpoena plaintiffs' treating physicians and other treaters identified for documents and deposition in this motion is granted [19-1]. Mailed notice (jmp) (Entered: 09/16/1998)

Sept. 15, 1998 PACER
22

AGREED PROTECTIVE ORDER (Exhibit) (jmp) (Entered: 09/23/1998)

Sept. 22, 1998 PACER
23

MINUTE ORDER of 9/22/98 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo : Plaintiffs' agreed motion for entry of protective order [21-1] and extension of time for completion of certain discovery is granted [21-2]. Accordingly, discovery on class certification is extended to 11/16/98. Defendant may have until 09/30/98 to respond to plaintiffs' first set of documents requests and to plaintiffs' first set of interrogatories. Plaintiffs' motion for class certification with supporting memorandum will be due by 12/01/98; response by 02/01/99, and any reply by 03/01/99. Ruling set for 02/26/99 is stricken and reset for 9:30 a.m. on 05/07/99. Mailed notice (jmp) (Entered: 09/23/1998)

Sept. 22, 1998 PACER
24

OPPOSITION by defendant Ford Motor Co to plaintiffs' motion to compel (jmp) (Entered: 10/09/1998)

Oct. 8, 1998 PACER
25

MOTION by plaintiff to compel production of documents (Attachments); Notice of motion (jmp) (Entered: 10/13/1998)

Oct. 9, 1998 PACER
26

MEMORANDUM OF LAW by plaintiffs' in support of their motion to compel production of documents [25-1] (jmp) (Entered: 10/13/1998)

Oct. 9, 1998 PACER
27

MINUTE ORDER of 10/9/98 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo : Plaintiffs' motion to compel production of documents [25-1] is entered and continued to 9:15 a.m. on 10/16/98. Mailed notice (jmp) (Entered: 10/13/1998)

Oct. 9, 1998 PACER
28

MINUTE ORDER of 10/16/98 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo : Pursuant to plaintiff's request, plaintiff's motion to compel production of documents [25-1] is continued to 9:15 a.m. on 10/30/98. Mailed notice (jmp) (Entered: 10/19/1998)

Oct. 16, 1998 PACER
29

MINUTE ORDER of 10/19/98 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo : Pursuant to plaintiff's request, hearing on plaintiff's motion to compel production of documents [25-1] is continued to 9:15 a.m. on 10/30/98. Mailed notice (jmp) (Entered: 10/20/1998)

Oct. 19, 1998 PACER
30

MEMORANDUM, OPINION, AND ORDER (jmp) (Entered: 10/22/1998)

Oct. 21, 1998 PACER
31

MINUTE ORDER of 10/21/98 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo : Defendant's motion to dismiss counts VII, IX, XVII and XVIII of plaintiffs' class action complaint is denied [7-1], but any reference to causes of action created by IHRA are stricken. The motion to dismiss counts IX and XVIII for failure to state a claim is granted with respect to the negligent hiring claims and denied with respect to the negligent retention claims. Enter memorandum opinion and order. Mailed notice (jmp) (Entered: 10/22/1998)

Oct. 21, 1998 PACER
33

MOTION by NBC for time to respond to plaintiffs' motion to compel ; Notice of motion (jmp) (Entered: 11/03/1998)

Oct. 22, 1998 PACER
39

MOTION by plaintiffs to reconsider reassignment order (Attachments); Notice of motion (lal) (Entered: 11/13/1998)

Oct. 28, 1998 PACER
40

MEMORANDUM by plaintiffs' in support of motion to reconsider reassignment order [39-1] (lal) (Entered: 11/13/1998)

Oct. 28, 1998 PACER
32

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for Natl Broadcasting Co by Samuel Fifer (jmp) (Entered: 11/02/1998)

Oct. 30, 1998 PACER
34

MINUTE ORDER of 11/2/98 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo : Motion of NBC for time to respond to plaintiffs' motion to compel is granted [33-1]. Accordingly, NBC has until 11/06/98 to file its response. Ruling on plaintiff's motion to compel production of documents [25-1] is set for 9:30 a.m. on 11/13/98. Mailed notice (jmp) (Entered: 11/03/1998)

Nov. 2, 1998 PACER
35

MEMORANDUM of law by non-party Natl Broadcasting Co in opposition to plaintiffs' motion to compel production of documents [25-1] (Exhibits)(RESTRICTED) (fce) Modified on 11/09/1998 (Entered: 11/09/1998)

Nov. 6, 1998 PACER
41

MOTION by plaintiffs' for protective order (Exhibits); Notice of motion (lal) (Entered: 11/13/1998)

Nov. 6, 1998 PACER
36

MEMORANDUM of law by Rapier plaintiffs' in support of motion for a protective order. (Exhibits). (lal) (Entered: 11/10/1998)

Nov. 6, 1998 PACER
37

MEMORANDUM by plaintiffs' Rapier memorandum of law in opposition to plaintiffs' motion to reconsider reassignment order (Attachments). (lal) (Entered: 11/10/1998)

Nov. 6, 1998 PACER
38

AFFIDAVIT; Notice of filing of Mark Feldstein (lal) (Entered: 11/10/1998)

Nov. 9, 1998 PACER
42

REPLY by plaintiff to NBC's response to the motion to compel production of documents [25-1] (lal) (Entered: 11/13/1998)

Nov. 12, 1998 PACER
43

RESPONSE by defendant's Ford Motor Co to plaintiffs' motion to reconsider reassignment order; Notice of filing. [39-1] (lal) (Entered: 11/13/1998)

Nov. 12, 1998 PACER
44

MINUTE ORDER of 11/12/98 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo : Response to Rapier plaintiffs' motion for protective order is due by 11/23/98. [41-1] Ruling set for 12/04/98 at 9:30 a.m. Depositions of names plaintiffs will not take place until after the ruling. Plaintiffs' motion to reconsider the reassignment order is denied. [39-1] I have reviewed the memorandum in support of the motion to reconsider my order granting reassignment. Having considered the motion, my earlier order stands. Ruling on plaintiff's motion to compel set for 11/13/98 is vacated. Vacating hearing re motion to compel production of documents [25-1] Ruling will be made by mail. Mailed notice (lal) (Entered: 11/13/1998)

Nov. 12, 1998 PACER
45

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff in opposition to the Rapier motion for protective order [41-1]. (vmj) (Entered: 11/24/1998)

Nov. 23, 1998 PACER
46

MINUTE ORDER of 11/23/98 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo: NBC to submit the video as shown, and the unredacted version of the video to chambers for in camera inspection. Oral argument on plaintiffs' motion to compel [25-1] set for 12/4/98 at 10:15 a.m. Mailed notice (vmj) (Entered: 11/24/1998)

Nov. 23, 1998 PACER
52

MOTION by plaintiff for leave to amend the complaint to add additional named plaintiffs ; Notice of motion (jmp) (Entered: 12/09/1998)

Nov. 25, 1998 PACER
47

RESPONSE by defendants to plaintiffs' motion for leave to amend the complaint to add additional named plalintiffs' (Exhibits); Notice of filing (jmp) (Entered: 12/02/1998)

Dec. 1, 1998 PACER
48

RESPONSE by defendants to plaintiffs' motion to compel production of documents [25-1] and for extension of time for filing its motion for class certification (Exhibits); Notice of filing (jmp) (Entered: 12/02/1998)

Dec. 1, 1998 PACER
49

MEMORANDUM by plaintiffs' in support of the motion for leave to amend the complaint to add additional parties (Exhibits) (jmp) (Entered: 12/03/1998)

Dec. 2, 1998 PACER
50

SUPPLEMENTAL submission by defendants in opposition to plaintiff's memorandum in support of the motion for leave to amend the complaint to add additional parties; Notice of filing (jmp) (Entered: 12/04/1998)

Dec. 3, 1998 PACER
51

MEMORANDUM by plaintiffs in support of motion to compel Ford to answer interrogatories and production of documents requests [25-1] (Attachments) (jmp) (Entered: 12/07/1998)

Dec. 4, 1998 PACER
53

MOTION by plaintiff to compel discovery (Attachments); Notice of motion (jmp) (Entered: 12/09/1998)

Dec. 5, 1998 PACER
54

MOTION by plaintiff to compel answers to outstanding discovery and for extension of time to file motion for class certification (Attachments); Notice of motion (jmp) (Entered: 12/09/1998)

Dec. 5, 1998 PACER
55

MINUTE ORDER of 12/8/98 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo : Plaintiff's motion for leave to [52-1] amend the complaint to add additional named plaintiffs is granted [52-2]. Oral argument on plaintiffs motion to compel [25-1] held on 12/04/98. ruling to be made by mail. Rapier plaintiffs' motion for a protective order is granted [41-1]. The deposition transcripts of Rapier plaintiffs to be submitted to chambers within a week. Depositions of any more named plaintiffs will not take place until after ruling. Plaintiffs' have until 01/32/99 to take supplemental depositions on the issue of class certification. Responses to plaintiffs' motions for extension of time to file motion for class certification [54-2] and motion to compel answers to outstanding discovery [54-1], motion to compel discovery [53-1] will be due 12/14/98. ruling to be made by mail. Parties to submit revised scheduling order on both cases in 10 days. Mailed notice (jmp) (Entered: 12/09/1998)

Dec. 8, 1998 PACER
56

MEMORANDUM, OPINION, AND ORDER (lal) (Entered: 12/14/1998)

Dec. 10, 1998 PACER
57

MINUTE ORDER of 12/10/98 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo : Plaintiffs' motion to compel NBC to produce the "sex party and/or christmas party" [25-1] tape is granted. Enter Memorandum Opinion and Order. Telephoned notice (lal) (Entered: 12/14/1998)

Dec. 10, 1998 PACER
59

EMERGENCY MOTION by Natl Broadcasting Co to modify order ; Notice of motion (jmp) (Entered: 12/16/1998)

Dec. 11, 1998 PACER
60

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for Natl Broadcasting Co by Andrea L. Zopp and Natalie J. Spears (jmp) (Entered: 12/16/1998)

Dec. 11, 1998 PACER
58

SUPPLEMENTAL RESPONSE by defendants' to plaintiffs' memorandum in support of motion to compel answers to outstanding discovery [54-1] and for extension of time to file motion for class certification [54-2] (Exhibits) (jmp) (Entered: 12/15/1998)

Dec. 14, 1998 PACER
61

RESPONSE by plaintiffs' to NBC's motion to modify order [59-1] (jmp) (Entered: 12/16/1998)

Dec. 15, 1998 PACER
62

MINUTE ORDER of 12/15/98 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo : NBC's emergency motion to modify order dated 12/10/98 is granted [59-1] in part and denied in part. Accordingly, the order is modified to allow NBC to redact the voices in the few minutes of tape submitted in camera on 12/04/98. NBC's motion to redact the video portion of any of the tape is denied. (See reverse of minute order.) Mailed notice (jmp) Modified on 12/16/1998 (Entered: 12/16/1998)

Dec. 15, 1998 PACER
63

AMENDED COMPLAINT [1-1] by plaintiff; jury demand terminating Natl Broadcasting Co; adding Madonna Hawarth, Cynthia - Smith, Beryl Parker, Sharon Dunn, Vera Boyland, Latanja Manson (Attachments) (jmp) (Entered: 12/23/1998)

Dec. 17, 1998 PACER
64

TRANSCRIPT of proceedings for the following date(s): 12/04/98. Before Honorable Elaine E. Bucklo. (jmp) (Entered: 12/28/1998)

Dec. 22, 1998 PACER
65

MOTION by plaintiff for leave to file reply brief ; Notice of motion (jmp) (Entered: 01/19/1999)

Jan. 5, 1999 PACER
66

REPLY by plaintiff to defendant's response to the motion to compel Ford to answers interrogatories and production requests and other outstanding discovery [54-1] (Attachment) (jmp) (Entered: 01/19/1999)

Jan. 15, 1999 PACER
67

MINUTE ORDER of 1/15/99 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo : The motion for leave to file reply brief is granted [65-1]. No notice (jmp) (Entered: 01/19/1999)

Jan. 15, 1999 PACER
68

MOTION by defendant for leave to file a surreply to plaintiffs' reply to defendant's response tto plaintiffs' motion to compel ; Notice of motion (jmp) (Entered: 01/22/1999)

Jan. 20, 1999 PACER
69

SURREPLY by defendants' to plaintiffs' reply to defendant's response to plaintiffs' motion to compel answers to outstanding discovery [54-1] (Attachment) (jmp) (Entered: 01/22/1999)

Jan. 20, 1999 PACER
70

MINUTE ORDER of 1/21/99 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo : The motion for leave to file a surreply to plaintiffs' reply to defendant's response tto plaintiffs' motion to compel is granted [68-1]. Mailed notice (jmp) (Entered: 01/22/1999)

Jan. 21, 1999 PACER
71

AGREED MOTION by plaintiff for revised scheduling order (Attachments); Notice of filing (jmp) (Entered: 01/25/1999)

Jan. 22, 1999 PACER
72

ANSWER to class action complaint for injunctive, monetary and class wide relief by defendants; jury demand; Notice of filing (jmp) (Entered: 02/01/1999)

Jan. 29, 1999 PACER
75

MOTION by defendant to dismiss the intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligent retention claims from plaintiffs' amended complaint (Exhibits); Notice of motion (jmp) (Entered: 02/11/1999)

Jan. 29, 1999 PACER
73

REVISED SCHEDULING ORDER and DISCOVERY PLAN (jmp) (Entered: 02/03/1999)

Feb. 2, 1999 PACER
74

MINUTE ORDER of 2/2/99 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo : Parties' agreed motion for revised scheduling order is granted [71-1]. Accordingly, plaintiffs' motion for class certification with memorandum in support will be due by 02/26/99; response by 04/09/99; and any reply by 05/14/99. Ruling set for 10:00 a.m. on 07/16/99. Discovery on class certification was ordered closed on 11/16/98. The discovery on remaining issues shall be set by the court after ruling on class action certification issues. See the Revised Scheduling order and discovery plan for details. Mailed notice (jmp) (Entered: 02/03/1999)

Feb. 2, 1999 PACER
76

MINUTE ORDER of 2/10/99 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo : Response to defendant's motion to dismiss the intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligent retention claims from plaintiffs' amended complaint [75-1] is due 03/05/99; and any reply by 03/19/99. Ruling on motion to dismiss [75-1] set for 10:00 a.m. on 05/14/99. Mailed notice (jmp) (Entered: 02/11/1999)

Feb. 10, 1999 PACER
79

MOTION by plaintiff for an extension of time to file their motion to class certification (Attachments); Notice of motion (jmp) (Entered: 02/25/1999)

Feb. 18, 1999 PACER
77

MOTION by defendant Ford Motor Co for leave to file supplemental authority in support of defendant's motion to dismiss (Attachments); Notice of motion (jmp) (Entered: 02/25/1999)

Feb. 23, 1999 PACER
78

MINUTE ORDER of 2/24/99 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo : Defendant's motion for leave to file supplemental authority in support of defendant's motion to dismiss is granted [77-1]. Mailed notice (jmp) (Entered: 02/25/1999)

Feb. 24, 1999 PACER
80

MINUTE ORDER of 2/24/99 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo : Plaintiffs' motion for extension of time [79-1] until 04/09/99 to file the motion for class certification is granted. Accordingly, response is due by 06/11/99; and any reply by 07/09/99. Ruling set for 07/16/99 is stricken; and reset for 09/10/99 at 10:00 a.m. All remaining discovery to be completed upon ruling on the pending motion to compel. Mailed notice (jmp) (Entered: 02/25/1999)

Feb. 24, 1999 PACER
82

MOTION by Keith Hunt to quash subpoena served by defendant on plaintiff's counsel (Attachment); Notice of motion (jmp) (Entered: 03/15/1999)

March 2, 1999 PACER
81

COMBINED RESPONSE by plaintiffs' to the defendants' motion to dismiss the intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligent retention claims from plaintiffs' amended complaint [75-1] and the motion for leave to file supplemental authority (jmp) (Entered: 03/08/1999)

March 5, 1999 PACER
83

MINUTE ORDER of 3/12/99 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo : Status hearing set for 2:00 p.m. on 03/24/99. Varioius motions heard. Plaintiff's motion to quash subpoena served by defendant on plaintiff's counsel (filed in 98 cv 5287) is granted [82-1] with conditions. (see reverse) By 03/22/99 counsel (for all plantiffs) shall file with the court & provide defendant with complete privilege log. Plaintiff's motion to compel answers to outstanding discovery [54-1] and to compel discovery is granted [53-1] in part (filed in 98 cv 5287) Various plaintiffs' motion to amend scheduling order (filed in 98 cv 5287) are granted. Class discovery will close 03/12/99. Plaintiff's motion for class certification is due 05/03/99. No other dates are affected. Notices mailed by judge's staff (jmp) (Entered: 03/15/1999)

March 12, 1999 PACER
84

RESPONSE by plaintiffs' to the motion to compel response to defendants' second set of interrogatories (Attachments) (jmp) (Entered: 03/18/1999)

March 17, 1999 PACER
85

REPLY memorandum by defendant Ford Motor Co in support of it's motion to dismiss the intentional infliction of emotional distress negligent retention claims from plaintiffs' amended complaint; [75-1] (Attachments); Notice of filing. (mbw) (Entered: 03/25/1999)

March 19, 1999 PACER
86

DECLARATION of Keith Hunt and Katherine A Rodosky (Attachments); Notice of filing (jmp) (Entered: 03/23/1999)

March 22, 1999 PACER
87

DECLARATION of Keith L. Hunt (Attachment); Notice of filing. (mak) (Entered: 03/24/1999)

March 23, 1999 PACER
88

MINUTE ORDER of 3/24/99 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo : Defendant's motion to compel plaintiffs' response to defendnt's second set of interrogatories is denied [87-1]. Plaintiffs' motion for an extension of time to complete discovery [86-1], and for the same relief requested in the Rapier motion for leave to amend scheduling order is granted [86-2]. See order entered on 3/12/99 in 98 C 5287. Mailed notice (rmm) (Entered: 03/25/1999)

March 24, 1999 PACER
89

MOTION by plaintiffs for leave to join and adopt the rapier motion for reconsideration (Exhibit); Notice of motion (hp) (Entered: 04/29/1999)

April 12, 1999 PACER
98

MOTION by plaintiffs for leave to join and adopt the Rapier motion for leave to brief in excess of fifteen pages (Exhibit); Notice of motion (hp) (Entered: 05/05/1999)

April 26, 1999 PACER
90

MINUTE ORDER of 4/28/99 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo : Plaintiffs' motion for leave to join and adopt the Rapier motion for reconsideration is granted [89-1] for other dates see order entered in case 98 C 5287. Mailed notice (hp) (Entered: 04/29/1999)

April 28, 1999 PACER
91

MINUTE ORDER of 4/30/99 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo : Plaintiffs' motion for leave to join and adopt the Rapier motion for leave to file brief in excess of fifteen pages is granted. Mailed notice (hp) (Entered: 05/04/1999)

April 30, 1999 PACER
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JOINT MOTION by plaintiffs for class certification (hp) (Entered: 05/04/1999)

May 3, 1999 PACER
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JOINT MEMORANDUM of law by plaintiffs in support motion of their motion for class certification [92-1] (hp) (Entered: 05/04/1999)

May 3, 1999 PACER
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COMPENDIUM OF UNREPORTED DECISIONS by plaintiffs cited in plaintiffs' joint memorandum of law in support of their motion for class certification (Exhibits) (hp) (Entered: 05/04/1999)

May 3, 1999 PACER
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APPENDIX A filed by plaintiffs exhibits cited in plaintiffs' memorandum in support of their joint motion for class certification [93-1] (hp) (Entered: 05/04/1999)

May 3, 1999 PACER
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APPENDIX B filed by plaintiffs expert reports cited in plaintiffs' joint memorandum of law in support of their motion for class certification [93-1] (2 Vols: 96-1 thru 96-2) (hp) Modified on 05/04/1999 (Entered: 05/04/1999)

May 3, 1999 PACER
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APPENDIX C filed by plaintiffs excerpts of deposition transcripts cited in plaintiffs' joint memorandum of law in support of their motion for class certification [93-1] (3 Vols: 97-1 thru 97-3) (hp) (Entered: 05/04/1999)

May 3, 1999 PACER
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MINUTE ORDER of 5/4/99 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo : Plaintiff's motion to join the Rapier motion to file brief in excess of fifteen pages is granted. [98-1] Mailed notice (hp) (Entered: 05/05/1999)

May 4, 1999 PACER
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TRANSCRIPT of proceedings for the following date(s): 03/12/99 and 03/24/99 Before Honorable Elaine E. Bucklo (2 Vols: 100-1 and 100-2) (hp) (Entered: 05/06/1999)

May 5, 1999 PACER

State / Territory: Illinois

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

Private Employment Class Actions

Key Dates

Filing Date: March 12, 1998

Closing Date: 2000

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Plaintiffs were female workers now or formerly employed at Defendants' Chicago plants.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: Unknown

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Ford Motor Company, Private Entity/Person

Ford Stamping Plant, Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1981

State law

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: $ 12 million

Content of Injunction:

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Issues

Discrimination-area:

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female