Case: Griffin v. Sutton Ford, Inc.

1:06-cv-00931 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Filed Date: Feb. 21, 2006

Closed Date: Dec. 14, 2006

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Case Summary

On February 21, 2006 plaintiffs, a group of females, filed suit against their current or former employer, Sutton Ford, Inc., in the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. They alleged that Sutton Ford and individual male employees had violated 42 U.S.C. § 1981, Title VII (42 U.S.C. § 2000e), and state law and were liable for assault and battery. Plaintiffs alleged that the defendant created and fostered a hostile work environment. Specifically they alleged that Sutton …

On February 21, 2006 plaintiffs, a group of females, filed suit against their current or former employer, Sutton Ford, Inc., in the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. They alleged that Sutton Ford and individual male employees had violated 42 U.S.C. § 1981, Title VII (42 U.S.C. § 2000e), and state law and were liable for assault and battery. Plaintiffs alleged that the defendant created and fostered a hostile work environment. Specifically they alleged that Sutton Ford engaged in gender discrimination against women by tolerating and fostering rampant sexual harassment, allowing supervisors to make promotions and favorable assignments contingent upon sexual favors, retaliating against women who complained, and constructively discharging female employees. One plaintiff also alleged that Sutton Ford had engaged in racial discrimination against Caucasians.

On September 15, 2006 the district court (Judge Elaine E. Bucklo) granted defendants' motions to dismiss the counts related to assault, battery, and intentional infliction of emotional distress and two complaints that were time barred but denied defendants' motion to dismiss a retaliation claim. On October 31, 2006 the parties reached a settlement agreement on the remaining counts awarding the plaintiffs unspecified monetary damages. The case was closed on December 14, 2006.

Summary Authors

Michael Perry (8/21/2010)

People

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Judge(s)

Ashman, Martin C. (Illinois)

Bucklo, Elaine E. (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Asonye, Uche O. (Illinois)

Pando, Mark (Illinois)

Papka, Craig T. (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Carpenter, Kimberly Ann (Illinois)

Cheskes, Jill A. (Illinois)

Greene, Martin Peter (Illinois)

Lee, Kevin Thomas (Illinois)

Mitchell, Gregory T. (Illinois)

Judge(s)

Ashman, Martin C. (Illinois)

Bucklo, Elaine E. (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Asonye, Uche O. (Illinois)

Pando, Mark (Illinois)

Papka, Craig T. (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Carpenter, Kimberly Ann (Illinois)

Cheskes, Jill A. (Illinois)

Greene, Martin Peter (Illinois)

Lee, Kevin Thomas (Illinois)

Mitchell, Gregory T. (Illinois)

Ross, Kimberly Anne (Illinois)

Singleton, James L. (Illinois)

Smith, Lawrence Redmond (Illinois)

Waguespack, Geoffrey Michael (Illinois)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:06-cv-00931

Docket

Dec. 14, 2006

Dec. 14, 2006

Docket
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Complaint

2006 WL 741847

Feb. 21, 2006

Feb. 21, 2006

Complaint
6

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First Amended Complaint

March 30, 2006

March 30, 2006

Complaint
28

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Second Amended Complaint

2006 WL 1773592

May 31, 2006

May 31, 2006

Complaint
124

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Memorandum Opinion and Order (Concerning various motions to dismiss)

452 F.Supp.2d 842

Sept. 15, 2006

Sept. 15, 2006

Order/Opinion

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/5422657/griffin-v-sutton-ford-inc/

Last updated Aug. 25, 2022, 3:02 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT filed by Plaintiffs Stacey Griffin, Carrie Babb, Jada Johnson, Louis Moniuszko; Jury Demand (Exhibits).(ar, ) (Entered: 02/22/2006)

Feb. 21, 2006

Feb. 21, 2006

2

CIVIL Cover Sheet (ar, ) (Entered: 02/22/2006)

Feb. 21, 2006

Feb. 21, 2006

3

ATTORNEY Appearance for Plaintiffs by Uche O. Asonye (ar, ) (Entered: 02/22/2006)

Feb. 21, 2006

Feb. 21, 2006

5

MINUTE entry before Judge Elaine E. Bucklo :An initial pretrial conference is set in this case for 5/11/06 at 9:00 a.m. At least three days prior to the conference, the parties shall meet and submit to the court a Report of Parties' Planning Meeting in the form found on this court's web site. Mailed notice (mpj, ) (Entered: 03/27/2006)

March 27, 2006

March 27, 2006

6

FIRST AMENDED complaint by Stacey Griffin, Carrie Babb, Jada Johnson, Louis Moniuszko against all defendants (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1# 2 Exhibit 2# 3 Exhibit 3# 4 Exhibit 4# 5 Exhibit 5)(Asonye, Uche) (Entered: 03/30/2006)

March 30, 2006

March 30, 2006

7

ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendant Sutton Ford, Inc. by Kimberly Anne Ross (Ross, Kimberly) (Entered: 03/30/2006)

March 30, 2006

March 30, 2006

8

NOTICE by Sutton Ford, Inc. re attorney appearance 7 (Ross, Kimberly) (Entered: 03/30/2006)

March 30, 2006

March 30, 2006

9

ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendant Sutton Ford, Inc. by Geoffrey Michael Waguespack (Waguespack, Geoffrey) (Entered: 03/30/2006)

March 30, 2006

March 30, 2006

10

NOTICE by Sutton Ford, Inc. re attorney appearance 9 (Waguespack, Geoffrey) (Entered: 03/30/2006)

March 30, 2006

March 30, 2006

11

MOTION by Defendant Sutton Ford, Inc. to strike Plaintiffs' First Amended Complaint Under Rule 12(f) for Failure to Comply with Rule 8 (Ross, Kimberly) (Entered: 04/20/2006)

April 20, 2006

April 20, 2006

13

NOTICE of Motion by Kimberly Anne Ross for presentment of motion to strike 11 before Honorable Elaine E. Bucklo on 4/27/2006 at 09:15 AM. (Ross, Kimberly) (Entered: 04/20/2006)

April 20, 2006

April 20, 2006

14

NOTICE by Sutton Ford, Inc. re MOTION by Defendant Sutton Ford, Inc. to strike Plaintiffs' First Amended Complaint Under Rule 12(f) for Failure to Comply with Rule 8 11 , memorandum in support of motion 12 , notice of motion 13 (Ross, Kimberly) (Entered: 04/20/2006)

April 20, 2006

April 20, 2006

15

MINUTE entry before Judge Elaine E. Bucklo : Motion hearing held on 4/27/2006 regarding defendant Ford's motion to strike 11 amended complaint heard. Responses to that motion due by 5/18/2006. Replies due by 5/23/2006. Ruling set for 6/2/2006 at 09:45 AM. Initial pretrial conferene set for 5/11/06 is also continued to 6/2/06. Counsel to note that the ruling date set in court is now changed. Individual defendants' oral motion to join in the motion to strike is granted. Mailed notice (mpj, ) (Entered: 04/27/2006)

April 27, 2006

April 27, 2006

16

ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendant Louis Mentor by Jill A. Cheskes (Cheskes, Jill) (Blank Appearance Form Attached) Modified on 5/1/2006 (gma, ). (Entered: 04/28/2006)

April 28, 2006

April 28, 2006

17

MINUTE entry before Judge Elaine E. Bucklo : Pursuant to parties' request, initial pretrial conference and ruling on the motion to strike set for 6/2/06 are reset for 6/9/2006 at 09:45 AM. Mailed notice (mpj, ) (Entered: 04/28/2006)

April 28, 2006

April 28, 2006

18

NOTICE of Correction regarding attorney appearance 16 (Blank PDF Form Attached) (gma, ) (Entered: 05/01/2006)

May 1, 2006

May 1, 2006

19

ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendant Louis Mentor by Jill A. Cheskes (Cheskes, Jill) (Entered: 05/01/2006)

May 1, 2006

May 1, 2006

20

MOTION by Defendant Louis Mentor to strike complaint 1 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1# 2 Exhibit 2# 3 Exhibit 3# 4 Exhibit 4)(Cheskes, Jill) (Entered: 05/01/2006)

May 1, 2006

May 1, 2006

21

NOTICE by Louis Mentor re MOTION by Defendant Louis Mentor to strike complaint 1 20 (Cheskes, Jill) (Entered: 05/01/2006)

May 1, 2006

May 1, 2006

22

MINUTE entry before Judge Elaine E. Bucklo : Set deadlines/hearing as to defendant, Luis Mintor's motion to strike 20 : Responses due by 5/18/2006. Replies due by 5/23/2006. Ruling set for 6/9/2006 at 09:45 AM. Mailed notice (mpj, ) (Entered: 05/03/2006)

May 3, 2006

May 3, 2006

23

MOTION by Plaintiff Stacey Griffin for leave to file Plaintiffs' Second Amended Complaint (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1)(Asonye, Uche) (Entered: 05/09/2006)

May 9, 2006

May 9, 2006

24

NOTICE of Motion by Uche O. Asonye for presentment of motion for leave to file 23 before Honorable Elaine E. Bucklo on 5/15/2006 at 09:15 AM. (Asonye, Uche) (Entered: 05/09/2006)

May 9, 2006

May 9, 2006

25

ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendant Richard Mohammed by Jill A. Cheskes (Cheskes, Jill) (Entered: 05/11/2006)

May 11, 2006

May 11, 2006

26

MINUTE entry before Judge Elaine E. Bucklo : Plaintiffs' motion for leave to file their second amended complaint is granted 23 . Plaintiffs' second amended complaint to be filed by 05/31/06. Defendants have to and including 06/16/06 in which to answer or otherwise plead to the amended complaint. Status hearing set for 7/7/2006 at 09:00 AM. (ar, ) (Entered: 05/16/2006)

May 15, 2006

May 15, 2006

27

MINUTE entry before Judge Elaine E. Bucklo : The status hearing previously scheduled for 6/9/2006 is stricken. Mailed notice (slb, ) (Entered: 05/17/2006)

May 17, 2006

May 17, 2006

28

Second AMENDED complaint by Stacey Griffin, Carrie Babb, Jada Johnson, Louis Moniuszko against all defendants (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1# 2 Exhibit 2# 3 Exhibit 3# 4 Exhibit 4# 5 Exhibit 5)(Asonye, Uche) (Entered: 05/31/2006)

May 31, 2006

May 31, 2006

30

MINUTE entry before Judge Elaine E. Bucklo : Defendants' motions to strike 11 and 20 set for ruling on 6/9/06 are denied as moot. Mailed notice (mpj, ) (Entered: 06/06/2006)

June 6, 2006

June 6, 2006

31

MINUTE entry before Judge Elaine E. Bucklo : Ruling on motions to strike set for 6/9/06 is vacated and ruling will be made by mail. Mailed notice (mpj, ) (Entered: 06/07/2006)

June 7, 2006

June 7, 2006

32

MINUTE entry before Judge Elaine E. Bucklo : The order order entered in error, docket entry # 31, is vacated. No notice (mpj, ) (Entered: 06/07/2006)

June 7, 2006

June 7, 2006

33

TRANSCRIPT of proceedings for the following dates: 05/15/06 before the Honorable Elaine E. Bucklo (ar, ) (Entered: 06/08/2006)

June 7, 2006

June 7, 2006

34

MOTION by Defendant Sutton Ford, Inc. to strike Plaintiffs' second amended complaint under Rule 12(f) for failure to comply with Rule 8 (Ross, Kimberly) (Entered: 06/08/2006)

June 8, 2006

June 8, 2006

35

MEMORANDUM by Sutton Ford, Inc. of law in support of motion to strike plaintiffs' second amended complaint (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1# 2 # 3 # 4)(Ross, Kimberly) (Entered: 06/08/2006)

June 8, 2006

June 8, 2006

36

Notice of Motion NOTICE of Motion by Kimberly Anne Ross for presentment of motion to strike 34 before Honorable Elaine E. Bucklo on 6/14/2006 at 09:15 AM. (Ross, Kimberly) (Entered: 06/08/2006)

June 8, 2006

June 8, 2006

37

NOTICE by Sutton Ford, Inc. re MOTION by Defendant Sutton Ford, Inc. to strike Plaintiffs' second amended complaint under Rule 12(f) for failure to comply with Rule 8 34 , notice of motion 36 , memorandum 35 notice of filing (Ross, Kimberly) (Entered: 06/08/2006)

June 8, 2006

June 8, 2006

38

MOTION by Defendants Richard Mohammed, Louis Mentor to strike amended complaint 28 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1)(Cheskes, Jill) (Entered: 06/12/2006)

June 12, 2006

June 12, 2006

39

NOTICE by Richard Mohammed, Louis Mentor re MOTION by Defendants Richard Mohammed, Louis Mentor to strike amended complaint 28 38 (Cheskes, Jill) (Entered: 06/12/2006)

June 12, 2006

June 12, 2006

40

NOTICE of Motion by Jill A. Cheskes for presentment of motion to strike, motion for relief 38 before Honorable Elaine E. Bucklo on 6/19/2006 at 09:15 AM. (Cheskes, Jill) (Entered: 06/13/2006)

June 13, 2006

June 13, 2006

41

MOTION by Plaintiffs Stacey Griffin, Carrie Babb, Jada Johnson, Nikita Lockett, Monica Moniuszko to Set An FRCP 16/26(f) Conference and Discovery Plan (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1# 2 Exhibit 2# 3 Exhibit 3# 4 Exhibit 4# 5 Exhibit A)(Asonye, Uche) (Entered: 06/13/2006)

June 13, 2006

June 13, 2006

42

NOTICE of Motion by Uche O. Asonye for presentment of motion for miscellaneous relief, 41 before Honorable Elaine E. Bucklo on 6/15/2006 at 09:15 AM. (Asonye, Uche) (Entered: 06/13/2006)

June 13, 2006

June 13, 2006

43

MINUTE entry before Judge Elaine E. Bucklo : Defendants' motions to strike 34 and 38 plaintiffs' second amended complaint are denied. Fact discovery ordered closed by 11/24/2006. Status hearing set for 7/7/07 is reset for 12/7/2006 at 09:15 AM. Mailed notice (mpj, ) Modified on 6/14/2006 (mpj, ). Modified on 7/5/2006 (mpj, ). (Entered: 06/13/2006)

June 13, 2006

June 13, 2006

44

MINUTE entry before Judge Elaine E. Bucklo : Plaintiffs' motion 41 to set FRCP 16/26 (f) conference and discovery plan is withdrawn. No notice (mpj, ) (Entered: 06/13/2006)

June 13, 2006

June 13, 2006

45

MOTION by Defendant Sutton Ford, Inc. for extension of time to file answer Defendant Sutton Ford, Inc.'s Emergency Motion for Extension of time to answer second amended complaint or to otherwise plead (Ross, Kimberly) (Entered: 06/13/2006)

June 13, 2006

June 13, 2006

47

NOTICE by Sutton Ford, Inc. re MOTION by Defendant Sutton Ford, Inc. for extension of time to file answer Defendant Sutton Ford, Inc.'s Emergency Motion for Extension of time to answer second amended complaint or to otherwise plead 45 , notice of motion 46 Notice of Electronic Filing (Ross, Kimberly) (Entered: 06/13/2006)

June 13, 2006

June 13, 2006

48

MINUTE entry before Judge Elaine E. Bucklo : Moving defendant's emergency motion for extension of time until 7/21/06 to answer or otherwise plead 45 is granted. Mailed notice (mpj, ) (Entered: 06/14/2006)

June 14, 2006

June 14, 2006

49

MOTION by Defendant Sutton Ford, Inc. to strike Plaintiffs' Interrogatories, Production Requests, and Requests to Admit Facts, or in the alternative to extend time for answering the same (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1# 2 Exhibit 2# 3 Exhibit 3# 4 Exhibit 4# 5 Exhibit 5# 6 Exhibit 6# 7 Exhibit 7# 8 Exhibit 8# 9 Exhibit 9)(Waguespack, Geoffrey) (Entered: 06/23/2006)

June 23, 2006

June 23, 2006

50

Notice of Motion NOTICE of Motion by Geoffrey Michael Waguespack for presentment of motion to strike, 49 before Honorable Elaine E. Bucklo on 6/28/2006 at 09:15 AM. (Waguespack, Geoffrey) (Entered: 06/23/2006)

June 23, 2006

June 23, 2006

51

NOTICE by Sutton Ford, Inc. re notice of motion 50 , MOTION by Defendant Sutton Ford, Inc. to strike Plaintiffs' Interrogatories, Production Requests, and Requests to Admit Facts, or in the alternative to extend time for answering the same 49 Notice of Electronic Filing (Waguespack, Geoffrey) (Entered: 06/23/2006)

June 23, 2006

June 23, 2006

52

RESPONSE by Stacey Griffin, Carrie Babb, Jada Johnson, Nikita Lockett, Monica Moniuszko to MOTION by Defendant Sutton Ford, Inc. to strike Plaintiffs' Interrogatories, Production Requests, and Requests to Admit Facts, or in the alternative to extend time for answering the same 49 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A# 2 Exhibit B)(Asonye, Uche) (Entered: 06/26/2006)

June 26, 2006

June 26, 2006

53

ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendants Richard Mohammed, Louis Mentor by Kimberly Ann Carpenter (Carpenter, Kimberly) (Entered: 06/28/2006)

June 28, 2006

June 28, 2006

54

MINUTE entry before Judge Elaine E. Bucklo : Defendants' motion to strike 49 plaintiffs' discovery requests heard and the motion is denied. However, defendants have until 8/1/06 to respond to plaintiffs' outstanding discovery requests. Mailed notice (mpj, ) (Entered: 06/28/2006)

June 28, 2006

June 28, 2006

55

ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendant Sutton Ford, Inc. by Gregory T. Mitchell (ar, ) (Entered: 07/21/2006)

July 19, 2006

July 19, 2006

MAILED Rule 83.17 letter to Gregory T. Mitchell (ar, ) (Entered: 07/21/2006)

July 21, 2006

July 21, 2006

56

Defendant Sutton Ford, Inc's Rule 7.1 Disclosure Statement by Sutton Ford, Inc. (Ross, Kimberly) (Entered: 07/21/2006)

July 21, 2006

July 21, 2006

57

NOTICE by Sutton Ford, Inc. re other 56 (Ross, Kimberly) (Entered: 07/21/2006)

July 21, 2006

July 21, 2006

58

Answer and Affirmative Defenses to Plaintiff's Second Amended Complaint ANSWER to amended complaint by Sutton Ford, Inc.(Ross, Kimberly) (Entered: 07/21/2006)

July 21, 2006

July 21, 2006

59

NOTICE by Sutton Ford, Inc. re answer to amended complaint 58 (Ross, Kimberly) (Entered: 07/21/2006)

July 21, 2006

July 21, 2006

60

MOTION by Defendant Sutton Ford, Inc. to dismiss Assault and Battery Counts IV, IX, XVI, and XXI and Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress Counts V, XII, XVII and XXII Under Rule 12(b)(1) (Ross, Kimberly) (Entered: 07/21/2006)

July 21, 2006

July 21, 2006

61

MOTION by Defendant Sutton Ford, Inc. to dismiss Plaintiff Nikita Lockett's Retaliation Count XX Under Rule 12(b)(6) (Ross, Kimberly) (Entered: 07/21/2006)

July 21, 2006

July 21, 2006

63

MEMORANDUM by Sutton Ford, Inc. in Support of motion to dismiss 60 (Ross, Kimberly) (Entered: 07/21/2006)

July 21, 2006

July 21, 2006

64

MEMORANDUM by Sutton Ford, Inc. in Support of motion to dismiss 61 (Ross, Kimberly) (Entered: 07/21/2006)

July 21, 2006

July 21, 2006

65

MEMORANDUM by Sutton Ford, Inc. in Support of motion to dismiss 62 (Ross, Kimberly) (Entered: 07/21/2006)

July 21, 2006

July 21, 2006

66

NOTICE of Motion by Kimberly Anne Ross for presentment of motion to dismiss 62 , motion to dismiss 60 , motion to dismiss 61 before Honorable Elaine E. Bucklo on 7/27/2006 at 09:15 AM. (Ross, Kimberly) (Entered: 07/21/2006)

July 21, 2006

July 21, 2006

67

NOTICE by Sutton Ford, Inc. re MOTION by Defendant Sutton Ford, Inc. to dismiss Plaintiff Nikita Lockett's Retaliation Count XX Under Rule 12(b)(6) 61 , memorandum in support of motion 64 , MOTION by Defendant Sutton Ford, Inc. to dismiss Counts XXIII and XXIV of Plaintiff's Second Amended Complaint 62 , notice of motion 66 , memorandum in support of motion 63 , memorandum in support of motion 65 , MOTION by Defendant Sutton Ford, Inc. to dismiss Assault and Battery Counts IV, IX, XVI, and XXI and Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress Counts V, XII, XVII and XXII Under Rule 12(b)(1) 60 (Ross, Kimberly) (Entered: 07/21/2006)

July 21, 2006

July 21, 2006

68

ANSWER to amended complaint (Answer and Affirmative Defenses to Second Amended Complaint by Louis Mentor(Cheskes, Jill) (Entered: 07/26/2006)

July 26, 2006

July 26, 2006

69

NOTICE by Louis Mentor re answer to amended complaint 68 (Notice of Filing re: Answer and Affirmative Defenses to Second Amended Complaint) (Cheskes, Jill) (Entered: 07/26/2006)

July 26, 2006

July 26, 2006

70

ANSWER to amended complaint (Answer and Affirmative Defenses to Second Amended Complaint) by Richard Mohammed(Cheskes, Jill) (Entered: 07/26/2006)

July 26, 2006

July 26, 2006

71

NOTICE by Richard Mohammed re complaint 1 , answer to amended complaint 70 (Notice of Filing re: Answer and Affirmative Defenses to Second Amended Complaint) (Cheskes, Jill) (Entered: 07/26/2006)

July 26, 2006

July 26, 2006

72

MINUTE entry before Judge Elaine E. Bucklo : Set deadlines/hearing as to motion to dismiss 62 , motion to dismiss 60 , motion to dismiss 61 : Responses due by 8/4/2006. Replies due by 8/16/2006. Target date for ruling by mail set for 9/15/06. Mailed notice (mpj, ) (Entered: 07/27/2006)

July 27, 2006

July 27, 2006

73

RESPONSE by Nikita Lockett in Opposition to MOTION by Defendant Sutton Ford, Inc. to dismiss Plaintiff Nikita Lockett's Retaliation Count XX Under Rule 12(b)(6) 61 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Plaintiff's Exhibit A# 2 Supplement Case Law− Caratachea v. Homewood Industries# 3 Supplement Case Law− Jones v. City of Chicago# 4 Supplement Case Law− Mitchell v. Elkay Mfg)(Asonye, Uche) (Entered: 08/03/2006)

Aug. 3, 2006

Aug. 3, 2006

74

RESPONSE by Stacey Griffin, Carrie Babb, Jada Johnson, Nikita Lockett, Monica Moniuszko in Opposition to MOTION by Defendant Sutton Ford, Inc. to dismiss Assault and Battery Counts IV, IX, XVI, and XXI and Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress Counts V, XII, XVII and XXII Under Rule 12(b)(1) 60 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit 1# 2 Exhibit Exhibit 2# 3 Exhibit Exhibit 3# 4 Exhibit Exhibit 4)(Asonye, Uche) (Entered: 08/03/2006)

Aug. 3, 2006

Aug. 3, 2006

75

RESPONSE by Monica Moniuszko in Opposition to MOTION by Defendant Sutton Ford, Inc. to dismiss Counts XXIII and XXIV of Plaintiff's Second Amended Complaint 62 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1# 2 Supplement Case Law − Toney v Rosewood# 3 Supplement Case Law − EEOC v Rymer Foods)(Asonye, Uche) (Entered: 08/04/2006)

Aug. 4, 2006

Aug. 4, 2006

76

RESPONSE by Sutton Ford, Inc.in Support of MOTION by Defendant Sutton Ford, Inc. to dismiss Plaintiff Nikita Lockett's Retaliation Count XX Under Rule 12(b)(6) 61 (Ross, Kimberly) (Entered: 08/16/2006)

Aug. 16, 2006

Aug. 16, 2006

78

RESPONSE by Sutton Ford, Inc.in Support of MOTION by Defendant Sutton Ford, Inc. to dismiss Assault and Battery Counts IV, IX, XVI, and XXI and Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress Counts V, XII, XVII and XXII Under Rule 12(b)(1) 60 (Ross, Kimberly) (Entered: 08/16/2006)

Aug. 16, 2006

Aug. 16, 2006

79

NOTICE by Sutton Ford, Inc. re response in support of motion, 78 , response in support of motion 76 , response in support of motion 77 (Ross, Kimberly) (Entered: 08/16/2006)

Aug. 16, 2006

Aug. 16, 2006

80

MOTION by Plaintiffs Stacey Griffin, Carrie Babb, Jada Johnson, Nikita Lockett, Monica Moniuszko to compel production of personnel files of alleged harassers and the identities of employees charged with harassment and their victims (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1# 2 Exhibit 1A# 3 Exhibit 1B# 4 Exhibit 1C# 5 Exhibit 2# 6 Exhibit 3# 7 Exhibit 4# 8 Exhibit 5# 9 Exhibit 6# 10 Supplement Case Law# 11 Supplement Case Law# 12 Supplement Case Law# 13 Supplement Case Law# 14 Supplement Case Law# 15 Supplement Case Law)(Asonye, Uche) (Entered: 08/21/2006)

Aug. 21, 2006

Aug. 21, 2006

81

NOTICE of Motion by Uche O. Asonye for presentment of motion to compel,, 80 before Honorable Elaine E. Bucklo on 9/5/2006 at 09:15 AM. (Asonye, Uche) (Entered: 08/21/2006)

Aug. 21, 2006

Aug. 21, 2006

82

MOTION by Defendant Sutton Ford, Inc. to sever Plaintiffs Griffin, Babb, Johnson, Lockett and Moniuszko pursuant to Fed.R.Civ. P. 21 (Mitchell, Gregory) (Entered: 08/22/2006)

Aug. 22, 2006

Aug. 22, 2006

83

NOTICE of Motion by Gregory T. Mitchell for presentment of motion to sever 82 before Honorable Elaine E. Bucklo on 9/8/2006 at 09:30 AM. (Mitchell, Gregory) (Entered: 08/22/2006)

Aug. 22, 2006

Aug. 22, 2006

84

CERTIFICATE by Sutton Ford, Inc. of Service (Mitchell, Gregory) (Entered: 08/22/2006)

Aug. 22, 2006

Aug. 22, 2006

85

Re− NOTICE of Motion by Gregory T. Mitchell for presentment of motion to sever 82 before Honorable Elaine E. Bucklo on 9/5/2006 at 09:15 AM. (Mitchell, Gregory) (Entered: 08/23/2006)

Aug. 23, 2006

Aug. 23, 2006

86

CERTIFICATE by Sutton Ford, Inc. of Service of Re−Notice of Motion for September 5, 2006 at 9:15 am (Mitchell, Gregory) (Entered: 08/23/2006)

Aug. 23, 2006

Aug. 23, 2006

87

MINUTE entry before Judge Elaine E. Bucklo : Defendant's motion to 82 sever named plaintiffs is denied. Mailed notice (mpj, ) (Entered: 08/29/2006)

Aug. 29, 2006

Aug. 29, 2006

88

RESPONSE by Sutton Ford, Inc. to MOTION by Plaintiffs Stacey Griffin, Carrie Babb, Jada Johnson, Nikita Lockett, Monica Moniuszko to compel production of personnel files of alleged harassers and the identities of employees charged with harassment and their victims 80 (Ross, Kimberly) (Entered: 08/29/2006)

Aug. 29, 2006

Aug. 29, 2006

89

NOTICE by Sutton Ford, Inc. re response to motion, 88 (Ross, Kimberly) (Entered: 08/29/2006)

Aug. 29, 2006

Aug. 29, 2006

90

MOTION by Plaintiffs Stacey Griffin, Carrie Babb, Jada Johnson, Nikita Lockett, Monica Moniuszko to determine the sufficiency of Defendant Sutton Ford's responses to admit facts related to the discipline of employee sexual harassers (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit 1# 2 Exhibit Exhibit 2# 3 Exhibit Exhibit 3# 4 Exhibit Exhibit 4# 5 Exhibit Exhibit 5# 6 Exhibit Exhibit 6# 7 Supplement Case Law)(Asonye, Uche) (Entered: 08/29/2006)

Aug. 29, 2006

Aug. 29, 2006

91

NOTICE of Motion by Uche O. Asonye for presentment of motion for miscellaneous relief, 90 before Honorable Elaine E. Bucklo on 9/5/2006 at 09:15 AM. (Asonye, Uche) (Entered: 08/29/2006)

Aug. 29, 2006

Aug. 29, 2006

92

MOTION by Defendant Sutton Ford, Inc. to compel Plaintiffs' Answers to Interrogatories (Ross, Kimberly) (Entered: 08/30/2006)

Aug. 30, 2006

Aug. 30, 2006

94

NOTICE of Motion by Kimberly Anne Ross for presentment of motion to compel 92 before Honorable Elaine E. Bucklo on 9/7/2006 at 09:15 AM. (Ross, Kimberly) (Entered: 08/30/2006)

Aug. 30, 2006

Aug. 30, 2006

95

NOTICE by Sutton Ford, Inc. re exhibit, 93 , MOTION by Defendant Sutton Ford, Inc. to compel Plaintiffs' Answers to Interrogatories 92 , notice of motion 94 (Ross, Kimberly) (Entered: 08/30/2006)

Aug. 30, 2006

Aug. 30, 2006

96

RESPONSE by Stacey Griffin, Carrie Babb, Jada Johnson, Nikita Lockett, Monica Moniuszko to MOTION by Defendant Sutton Ford, Inc. to compel Plaintiffs' Answers to Interrogatories 92 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit 1# 2 Exhibit 2# 3 Exhibit 3)(Asonye, Uche) (Entered: 08/30/2006)

Aug. 30, 2006

Aug. 30, 2006

97

MOTION by Defendants Sutton Ford, Inc., Richard Mohammed, Louis Mentor for extension of time to Depose Plaintiffs (Ross, Kimberly) (Entered: 08/30/2006)

Aug. 30, 2006

Aug. 30, 2006

98

EXHIBIT by Defendants Sutton Ford, Inc., Richard Mohammed, Louis Mentor regarding MOTION by Defendants Sutton Ford, Inc., Richard Mohammed, Louis Mentor for extension of time to Depose Plaintiffs 97 (Attachments: # 1 # 2 Exhibit A−1# 3 Exhibit A−2# 4 Exhibit B# 5 Exhibit C# 6 Exhibit D)(Ross, Kimberly) (Entered: 08/30/2006)

Aug. 30, 2006

Aug. 30, 2006

99

NOTICE of Motion by Kimberly Anne Ross for presentment of motion for extension of time 97 before Honorable Elaine E. Bucklo on 9/7/2006 at 09:15 AM. (Ross, Kimberly) (Entered: 08/30/2006)

Aug. 30, 2006

Aug. 30, 2006

100

NOTICE by Sutton Ford, Inc., Richard Mohammed, Louis Mentor re MOTION by Defendants Sutton Ford, Inc., Richard Mohammed, Louis Mentor for extension of time to Depose Plaintiffs 97 , exhibit, 98 , notice of motion 99 (Ross, Kimberly) (Entered: 08/30/2006)

Aug. 30, 2006

Aug. 30, 2006

101

RESPONSE by Stacey Griffin, Carrie Babb, Jada Johnson, Nikita Lockett, Monica Moniuszko to MOTION by Defendants Sutton Ford, Inc., Richard Mohammed, Louis Mentor for extension of time to Depose Plaintiffs 97 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit 1# 2 Exhibit Exhibit 2# 3 Exhibit 3)(Asonye, Uche) (Entered: 08/31/2006)

Aug. 31, 2006

Aug. 31, 2006

102

RESPONSE by Sutton Ford, Inc. to MOTION by Plaintiffs Stacey Griffin, Carrie Babb, Jada Johnson, Nikita Lockett, Monica Moniuszko to determine the sufficiency of Defendant Sutton Ford's responses to admit facts related to the discipline of employee sexual harassers 90 (Ross, Kimberly) (Entered: 08/31/2006)

Aug. 31, 2006

Aug. 31, 2006

103

NOTICE by Sutton Ford, Inc. re response to motion, 102 (Ross, Kimberly) (Entered: 08/31/2006)

Aug. 31, 2006

Aug. 31, 2006

104

MINUTE entry before Judge Elaine E. Bucklo : Plaintiff's motion to compel 80 and plaintiff's motion to determine sufficiency of responses (90) set for hearing on 9/5/06 are entered and continued to 9/7/2006 at 09:15 AM. Mailed notice (mpj, ) (Entered: 09/01/2006)

Sept. 1, 2006

Sept. 1, 2006

105

REPLY by Stacey Griffin, Carrie Babb, Jada Johnson, Nikita Lockett, Monica Moniuszkoin Support of MOTION by Plaintiffs Stacey Griffin, Carrie Babb, Jada Johnson, Nikita Lockett, Monica Moniuszko to compel production of personnel files of alleged harassers and the identities of employees charged with harassment and their victims 80 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1A# 2 Exhibit 1B# 3 Exhibit 2# 4 Exhibit 3# 5 Exhibit 4# 6 Exhibit 5# 7 Exhibit 6# 8 Exhibit 7# 9 Exhibit 8# 10 Exhibit 9# 11 Supplement Case Law# 12 Supplement Case Law# 13 Supplement Case Law# 14 Supplement Case Law# 15 Supplement Case Law# 16 Supplement Case Law)(Asonye, Uche) (Entered: 09/01/2006)

Sept. 1, 2006

Sept. 1, 2006

106

RESPONSE by Sutton Ford, Inc.in Support of MOTION by Defendant Sutton Ford, Inc. to compel Plaintiffs' Answers to Interrogatories 92 (Ross, Kimberly) (Entered: 09/05/2006)

Sept. 5, 2006

Sept. 5, 2006

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: Feb. 21, 2006

Closing Date: Dec. 14, 2006

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Female employees of the defendant.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Sutton Ford, Inc. (Matteson, Cook), Private Entity/Person

Defendant Type(s):

Retailer

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

Complaint (any)

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Mixed

Nature of Relief:

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Private Settlement Agreement

Amount Defendant Pays: Unknown

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Pattern or Practice

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

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

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Sex discrimination

Race:

White

Affected Gender:

Female