Case: Sondel v. Northwest Airlines, Inc.

3:92-cv-00381 | U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota

Filed Date: June 8, 1992

Clearinghouse coding in progress

Case Summary

Not Reported in F.Supp., 1993 WL 559031 (D. Minn. 1993).

Plaintiffs have asserted that the minimum height requirement for flight attendants of Republic Airlines ("Republic") and Northwest Airlines ("Northwest"), although facially neutral, excludes a disproportionate number of women from employment opportunities as flight attendants.

People


Judge(s)

Boline, Floyd E. (Minnesota)

Kyle, Richard House (Minnesota)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Coler, Susan M (Minnesota)

Dardarian, Linda M. (California)

Goldstein, Barry L (California)

Larkin, Jocelyn Dion (California)

Martin, Colleen (California)

Offen-Brown, David F. (California)

Poplawski, Christine (District of Columbia)

Sprenger, Paul (District of Columbia)

Judge(s)

Boline, Floyd E. (Minnesota)

Kyle, Richard House (Minnesota)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Coler, Susan M (Minnesota)

Dardarian, Linda M. (California)

Goldstein, Barry L (California)

Larkin, Jocelyn Dion (California)

Martin, Colleen (California)

Offen-Brown, David F. (California)

Poplawski, Christine (District of Columbia)

Sprenger, Paul (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Holloway, Jean F (Minnesota)

Tinkham, Thomas W. (Minnesota)

Zverinova, Margaret M. (Minnesota)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket

Sondel v. Northwest Airlines

July 31, 1996 Docket

Docket

Last updated May 12, 2022, 8 p.m.

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1

COMPLAINT − Summons issued. Assigned to Judge Richard H. Kyle per civil rights list &referred to Magistrate Judge Floyd E. Boline (9pgs) (VEM) (Entered: 06/08/1992)

June 8, 1992
2

AMENDED COMPLAINT [1 − 1] with jury demand {9 pages} (PJS) (Entered: 07/16/1992)

July 16, 1992
3

PETITION AND ORDER for admission pro hac vice ( Judge Richard H. Kyle ) on behalf of plaintiff by David F Offen − Brown {l page} (PJS) (Entered: 07/21/1992)

July 20, 1992
4

PETITION AND ORDER for admission pro hac vice ( Judge Richard H. Kyle ) on behalf of plaintiff by Jocelyn D Larkin (l page) (PJS) (Entered: 07/21/1992)

July 20, 1992
5

RETURN OF SERVICE Summons &cmplt executed upon dft Northwest Airlines on 7/20/92 (PAK) (Entered: 07/24/1992)

July 24, 1992
114

DECLARATION and EXHIBITS of David Offen − Brown re motion for expanded authorizations [108 − 1] 32 pages (PJS) (Entered: 08/02/1993)

July 29, 1992
6

ANSWER by defendants to amended complaint (7 pages) (PJS) (Entered: 08/06/1992)

Aug. 5, 1992
7

MOTION by plaintiff to bifurcate trial and regulate discovery accordingly ( to Magistrate Judge Floyd E. Boline) ret. 10/14/92 at 2:00 p.m. (2 pages) (PJS) (Entered: 09/25/1992)

Sept. 25, 1992
8

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff in support of motion to bifurcate trial and regulate disocvery accordingly [7 − 1] 19 pages (PJS) (Entered: 09/25/1992)

Sept. 25, 1992
9

DECLARATION and EXHIBITS of David F. Offen − Brown re motion to bifurcate trial and regulate disocvery accordingly [7 − 1] (5 pages) (PJS) (Entered: 09/25/1992)

Sept. 25, 1992
10

RETURN OF SERVICE re amended complaint executed upon Northwest Airlines on 7/17/92, 7/20/92 and 8/5/92. (6 pages) (PJS) (Entered: 10/13/1992)

Oct. 13, 1992
11

MOTION by plaintiff to file second amended compliant ( to Magistrate Judge Floyd E. Boline ) ret. 10/28/92 at 2:00 p.m. (3 pages) (PJS) (Entered: 10/13/1992)

Oct. 13, 1992
12

AMENDED NOTICE by plaintiff of rescheduling motion to bifurcate trial and regulate discovery accordingly (to Magistrate Judge Floyd E. Boline) [7 − 1] from 10/14/92 to 2:00 p.m. on 10/28/92. (2 pages) (PJS) (Entered: 10/13/1992)

Oct. 13, 1992
13

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff in support of motion to file second amended compliant [to add pltfs] [11 − 1] 21 pages (PJS) (Entered: 10/13/1992)

Oct. 13, 1992
14

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff in support of motion to regulate discovery [7 − 1] 35 pages (PJS) (Entered: 10/14/1992)

Oct. 14, 1992
15

DECLARATION and EXHIBITS of David F. Offen − Brown re motion to regulate discovery [7 − 1] 6 ppages (PJS) (Entered: 10/14/1992)

Oct. 14, 1992
16

MOTION by defendants to compel responses to interrogatories and document requests ( to Magistrate Judge Floyd E. Boline ) ret. 10/28/92 at 2:00 p.m. (2 pages) (PJS) (Entered: 10/15/1992)

Oct. 14, 1992
17

MEMORANDUM by defendants in support of motion to compel responses to interrogatories and document requests [16 − 1] 21 pages (PJS) (Entered: 10/15/1992)

Oct. 14, 1992
18

AFFIDAVIT and EXHIBITS of Jean F. Holloway regarding motion to compel responses to interrogatories and document requests [16 − 1] 23 pages (PJS) (Entered: 10/15/1992)

Oct. 14, 1992
19

MOTION [copy] by plaintiff to compel Northwest to respond to further pltfs' first request for production of documents (to Magistrate Judge Floyd E. Boline ) ret.

Oct. 14, 1992
21

REQUEST by plaintiff for permission to file an amended memorandum, a supplemental declaration, and a revised proposed order concerning pltfs' motion to compel production (4 pages) (PJS) (Entered: 10/19/1992)

Oct. 19, 1992
23

MEMORANDUM by defendants in opposition to motion to bifurcate trial and regulate discovery accordingly [7 − 1] 8 pages (PJS) (Entered: 10/22/1992)

Oct. 21, 1992
24

MEMORANDUM by defendant in opposition to motion to compel responses to interrogatories and document requests [16 − 1] 20 pages (PJS) (Entered: 10/23/1992)

Oct. 22, 1992
25

PETITION AND ORDER for admission pro hac vice ( Clerk Francis E. Dosal, 10/23/92 ) on behalf of plaintiff by Barry L Goldstein (l page) (PJS) (Entered: 10/27/1992)

Oct. 27, 1992
26

PETITION AND ORDER for admission pro hac vice ( Clerk Francis E. Dosal, 10/23/92 ) on behalf of plaintiff by Linda Dardarian (l page) (PJS) (Entered: 10/27/1992)

Oct. 27, 1992
27

ATTACHMENT A to pltf's amended memorandum in support of pltfs' motion to compel response to document production (25 pages) (PJS) (Entered: 10/27/1992)

Oct. 27, 1992
28

STATEMENT OF CASE as to both defts (4 pages) (PJS) (Entered: 10/29/1992)

Oct. 28, 1992
29

STATEMENT OF CASE as to plaintiff (7 pages) (PJS) (Entered: 10/29/1992)

Oct. 28, 1992
30

MINUTES:( Magistrate Judge Floyd E. Boline) taking under advisement pltfs' motion to compel Northwest to respond to further pltfs' first request for production of documents [19 − 1], pltfs' motion to file second amended compliant [11 − 1], pltfs' motion to bifurcate trial and regulate discovery accordingly [7 − 1], and defts' motion to compel responses to interrogatories and document requests [16 − 1] (l page) (PJS) (Entered: 10/29/1992)

Oct. 28, 1992
31

ORDER ( Magistrate Judge Floyd E. Boline / 11/2/92) granting pltfs' motion to file second amended complaint [11 − 1] and denying pltfs' motion to bifurcate trial and to stay discovery [7 − 1] (cc: all counsel) 2 pages (PJS) (Entered: 11/03/1992)

Nov. 3, 1992

Per phone call from David Offen − Brown, pltf is no longer acting pro se and she should be removed from mailing list. (PJS) (Entered: 11/04/1992)

Nov. 4, 1992
34

MINUTES:( Magistrate Judge Floyd E. Boline / ) re: PRETRIAL CONFERENCE (1 pg) (DFL) (Entered: 11/13/1992)

Nov. 4, 1992
32

ANSWER and DEFENSES by both defts to second amended complaint (9 pages) (PJS) (Entered: 11/09/1992)

Nov. 6, 1992
33

ORDER ( Magistrate Judge Floyd E. Boline / 11/6/92) pltfs' motion to compel production of documents is granted to the extent that defts have not already produced all responsive documents [19 − 1] and defts motion to compel answers to interrogatories and production of documents is granted [16 − 1]. (cc: all counsel) 2 pages (PJS) (Entered: 11/09/1992)

Nov. 9, 1992
35

SCHEDULING ORDER ( Magistrate Judge Floyd E. Boline / 11/10/92) ; third party actions be commenced by 6/1/93 ; amendments to pleadings be filed by 10/1/93 ; discovery be completed on or before 12/1/93 ; non − dispositive motions be filed on or before 12/15/93 ; dispositive motions be filed on or before 1/3/94 ; ready trial on or after 3/1/94 All parties are cautioned by abide by the dates set as no further extensions will be granted without extreme good cause having been shown (cc: all counsel) (1 pg) (DFL) (Entered: 11/13/1992)

Nov. 12, 1992
36

Statement of case as to plaintiff (7 pgs) (DFL) (Entered: 11/13/1992)

Nov. 12, 1992
38

MOTION by defendants for reconsideration and modification of Nov. 9, 1992 order (to Magistrate Judge Floyd E. Boline) ret. 12/16/92 at 9:00 a.m. (3 pages) (PJS) (Entered: 11/20/1992)

Nov. 20, 1992
39

MEMORANDUM by defendant in support of motion for reconsideration and modification of Nov. 9, 1992 order [38 − 1] 9 pages (PJS) (Entered: 11/20/1992)

Nov. 20, 1992
40

AFFIDAVIT and EXHIBITS of Jean F. Holloway regarding motion for reconsideration and modification of Nov. 9, 1992 order [38 − 1] 11 pages (PJS) (Entered: 11/20/1992)

Nov. 20, 1992
41

OBJECTIONS AND EXCEPTIONS [appeal] by defts from Magistrates Judge's Order of 11/9/92 ( to Judge Richard H. Kyle ) [33 − 1] 3 pages (PJS) (Entered: 11/20/1992)

Nov. 20, 1992
42

MEMORANDUM by defendants in support of objections and exceptions [appeal] from Magistrates Judge's Order of 11/9/92 [41 − 1] 9 pages (PJS) (Entered: 11/20/1992)

Nov. 20, 1992
43

RETURN OF SERVICE re second amended complaint executed upon defts (2 pages) (PJS) (Entered: 11/27/1992)

Nov. 27, 1992
44

RETURN OF SERVICE with original summons re second amended complaint executed upon defts on 11/24/92 (PJS) (Entered: 12/03/1992)

Dec. 3, 1992
45

LETTERS to court from Margaret Zverinova that Notice of Objections and Exceptions to Magistrate Judge Boline's 11/9/92 order are withdrawn. (2 pages) (PJS) (Entered: 12/08/1992)

Dec. 7, 1992
46

MOTION by defendants for summary judgment on claims of Sondel ( to Judge Richard H. Kyle ) ret. 1/5/93 at 9:00 a.m,. (4 pages) (PJS) (Entered: 12/09/1992)

Dec. 8, 1992
47

MEMORANDUM by defendants in support of motion for summary judgment on claims of Sondel [46 − 1] 18 pages (PJS) (Entered: 12/09/1992)

Dec. 8, 1992
48

AFFIDAVIT of Susan J. Sala regarding motion for summary judgment on claims of Sondel [46 − 1] 3 pages (PJS) (Entered: 12/09/1992)

Dec. 8, 1992
49

AFFIDAVIT and EXHIBIT of Marie Sawyer regarding motion for summary judgment on claims of Sondel [46 − 1] (PJS) (Entered: 12/09/1992)

Dec. 8, 1992
50

AFFIDAVIT of Thelma Taylor regarding motion for summary judgment on claims of Sondel [46 − 1] (4 pages) (PJS) (Entered: 12/09/1992)

Dec. 8, 1992
51

AFFIDAVIT and EXHIBITS of Margaret M. Zverinova regarding motion for summary judgment on claims of Sondel [46 − 1] 210 pages −− separate −− (PJS) (Entered: 12/09/1992)

Dec. 8, 1992
52

MEMORANDUM and EXHIBITS by plaintiff in opposition to motion for summary judgment on claims of Sondel [46 − 1] 42 pages (PJS) (Entered: 12/28/1992)

Dec. 28, 1992
53

DECLARATION and EXHIBITS of Nimali Sondel re motion for summary judgment on claims of Sondel [46 − 1] 28 pages (PJS) (Entered: 12/28/1992)

Dec. 28, 1992
54

DECLARATION and EXHIBITS of David Offen − Brown re motion for summary judgment on claims of Sondel [46 − 1] 33 pages (PJS) (Entered: 12/28/1992)

Dec. 28, 1992
55

DECLARATION [copy] of Marie Sawyer re motion for summary judgment on claims of Sondel [46 − 1] (PJS) (Entered: 12/28/1992)

Dec. 28, 1992
56

ERRATA by plaintiff to memorandum in opposition to motion for summary judgment [52 − 1] 61 pages (PJS) (Entered: 12/30/1992)

Dec. 30, 1992
58

AFFIDAVIT and EXHIBITS of Jean F. Holloway regarding motion for summary judgment on claims of Sondel [46 − 1] 42 pages (PJS) (Entered: 01/04/1993)

Dec. 31, 1992
59

MINUTES:( Judge Richard H. Kyle / Robert Riley) taking under advisement defts' motion for summary judgment on claims of Sondel [46 − 1] l page (PJS) (Entered: 01/05/1993)

Jan. 5, 1993
60

MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER ( Judge Richard H. Kyle / 1/14/93) that (l) Defts' motion for summary judgment on pltf Sondel's Title VII and Section 1981 claims is granted and pltf Sondel's claims are dismissed with prejudice [46 − 1]. Defts' request for entry of final judgment is denied. (cc: all counsel) 19 pages (PJS) (Entered: 01/14/1993)

Jan. 14, 1993
61

MOTION by plaintiff to compel continuation of deposition of Peggy Saur − Clark (to Magistrate Judge Floyd E. Boline ) ret. 2/16/93 at 10:00 a.m. {2 pages} (PJS) (Entered: 02/03/1993)

Feb. 2, 1993
62

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff in support of motion to compel continuation of deposition of Peggy Sauer − Clark [61 − 1] 8 pages (PJS) (Entered: 02/03/1993)

Feb. 2, 1993
63

DECLARATION and EXHIBITS of David F. Offen − Brown re motion to compel continuation of deposition of Peggy Sauer − Clark [61 − 1] 39 pages (PJS) (Entered: 02/03/1993)

Feb. 2, 1993
64

MOTION by defendants to compel responses to document requests ( to Magistrate Judge Floyd E. Boline ) ret. 2/16/93 at 10:00 a.m .{3 pages} (PJS) (Entered: 02/03/1993)

Feb. 2, 1993
65

MEMORANDUM by defendants in support of motion to compel responses to document requests [64 − 1] 7 pages (PJS) (Entered: 02/03/1993)

Feb. 2, 1993
66

AFFIDAVIT and EXHIBITS of Margaret M. Zverinova (19 pages) (PJS) (Entered: 02/03/1993)

Feb. 2, 1993
67

LOCAL RULE 37.1 STATEMENT by defts (2 pages) (PJS) (Entered: 02/03/1993)

Feb. 2, 1993
68

SCHEDULING ORDER ( Judge Richard H. Kyle / 3/4/93) that statement of the case and related information shall be served and filed on or before Feb. 23, 1993 (1 page) (PJS) (Entered: 02/05/1993)

Feb. 4, 1993
69

MEMORANDUM by defendants in opposition to pltfs' motion to compel continuation of deposition of Peggy Saur − Clark [61 − 1] 6 pages (PJS) (Entered: 02/10/1993)

Feb. 9, 1993
70

AFFIDAVIT and EXHIBITS of Margaret M. Zverinova regarding pltfs' motion to compel continuation of deposition of Peggy Saur − Clark [61 − 1] 25 pages (PJS) (Entered: 02/10/1993)

Feb. 9, 1993
71

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff in opposition to motion to compel responses to document requests [64 − 1] 7 pages (PJS) (Entered: 02/11/1993)

Feb. 10, 1993
72

DECLARATION and EXHIBIT of David F. Offen − Brown re motion to compel responses to document requests [64 − 1] 4 pages (PJS) (Entered: 02/11/1993)

Feb. 10, 1993
73

STIPULATION AND ORDER FOR EXTENSION OF TIME IN WHICH DEFTS WILL ANSWER PLTFS' FIRST SET OF INTERROGATORIES (Magistrate Judge Floyd E. Boline, 2/17/93 ) extending deadline to March 3, 1993. (cc: all counsel) 3 pages (PJS) (Entered: 02/18/1993)

Feb. 18, 1993
74

STIPULATION AND PROTECTIVE ORDER ( Magistrate Judge Floyd E. Boline, 21/8/93 ) (cc: all counsel) Clerk's Notice Re Protective Order mailed separately. (PJS) (Entered: 02/19/1993)

Feb. 18, 1993
75

ORDER ( Magistrate Judge Floyd E. Boline / 2/19/93) granting pltf's motion to compel continuation of deposition of Peggy Saur − Clark [61 − 1]. Regarding defts' motion to compel production of documents, pltf shall submit all withheld documents to the court for an in camera review. [64 − 1] (cc: all counsel) 2 pages

Feb. 22, 1993
77

MEMORANDUM by plaintiffs in support of motion to compel discovery [76 − 1] 19 pages (PJS) (Entered: 04/19/1993)

April 19, 1993
78

DECLARATION and EXHIBITS of David F. Offen − brown re motion to compel discovery [76 − 1] 3+ pages (PJS) (Entered: 04/19/1993)

April 19, 1993
79

MOTION by Northwest Airlines to compel discovery ( to Magistrate Judge Boline ) ret. 5/3/93 at 9:00 a.m. {2 pages} (PJS) (Entered: 04/20/1993)

April 19, 1993
80

MEMORNADUM by Northwest Airlines in support of motion to compel discovery [79 − 1] 6 pages (PJS) (Entered: 04/20/1993)

April 19, 1993
81

AFFIDAVIT and EXHIBITS of Margaret M. Zverinova regarding motion to compel discovery [79 − 1] 9 pages (PJS) (Entered: 04/20/1993)

April 19, 1993
82

LOCAL RULE 37.1 STATEMENT by deft (4 pages) (PJS) (Entered: 04/20/1993)

April 19, 1993
83

ORDER ( Magistrate Judge Floyd E. Boline / 4/21/93) granting in part/denying in part defts' motion to compel [64 − 1] and pltf shall pay $525.00 to the Clerk of Court as a sanction. (cc: all counsel) 2 pages (PJS) (Entered: 04/22/1993)

April 22, 1993
84

LETTER from David F. Offen − Brown rescheduling motions to compel discovery [76 − 1] [79 − 1] from 5/3/93 to 3:30 p.m. on 5/4/93. (1 page) (PJS) (Entered: 04/26/1993)

April 26, 1993
85

MEMORANDUM by plaintiffs in opposition to motion to compel discovery [79 − 1] 15 pages (PJS) (Entered: 04/27/1993)

April 27, 1993
86

DECLARATION and EXHIBITS of David F. Offen − Brown re motion to compel discovery [79 − 1] 13 pages (PJS) (Entered: 04/27/1993)

April 27, 1993
87

LETTER from Jean Holloway rescheduling pltf's and defts' motions to compel [76 − 1] [79 − 1] from 5/4/93 to 3:30 p.m. on 5/5/93. (1 page) (PJS) (Entered: 04/28/1993)

April 28, 1993
88

MEMORANDUM by defendants in opposition to motion to compel discovery [76 − 1] 23 pages (PJS) (Entered: 04/29/1993)

April 28, 1993
89

AFFIDAVIT of Barbara J. Rogers (2 pages) (PJS) (Entered: 04/29/1993)

April 28, 1993
90

AFFIDAVIT and EXHIBITS of Jean F. Holloway regarding motion to compel discovery [76 − 1] 20 pages (PJS) (Entered: 04/29/1993)

April 28, 1993
91

DECLARATION of David Offen − Brown re compliance with Local Rule 37.1 (2 pages) (PJS) (Entered: 04/29/1993)

April 29, 1993
92

MINUTES:( Magistrate Judge Floyd E. Boline / ) taking under advisement deft's motion to compel discovery [79 − 1] and pltf's motion to compel discovery [76 − 1] 1 page (PJS) (Entered: 05/07/1993)

May 5, 1993
93

ORDER ( Magistrate Judge Floyd E. Boline / 5/6/93) granting in part deft's motion to compel discovery [76 − 1] and pltf's motion to compel discovery [79 − 1]. This order shall be complied with within 20 days. All requests for costs and attys fees are denied. (cc: all counsel) 3 pages (PJS) (Entered: 05/07/1993)

May 7, 1993
94

Copy of Receipt No: 113216, rec'd $525.00 from Saperstein, Mayeda, Larkin &Goldstein for payment of sanctions pursuant to order of Magistrate Judge Boline on April 21, 1993. (1 page) (PJS) (Entered: 05/11/1993)

May 10, 1993
95

STIPULATION AND ORDER FOR DISMISSAL WITH PREJUDICE ( Judge Richard H. Kyle, 5/11/93 ) the claims of Karen Johnson. The caption of this case shall be: Nimali (DeSilva) Sondel, Holly Novack, Kim Shaller, and Brenda Glapa vs. Northwest Airlines, Inc. and Republic Airlines. (cc: all counsel) 2 pages (PJS) (Entered: 05/11/1993)

May 11, 1993
97

MEMORANDUM by pltfs in support of motion for class certification [96 − 1] 27 pages (PJS) (Entered: 07/20/1993)

July 20, 1993
98

DECLARATION of David Offen − Brown re motion for class certification [96 − 1] 3+ pages −− separate −− (PJS) (Entered: 07/20/1993)

July 20, 1993
99

EXHIBIT 9 to the declaration of David Offen − Brown [98 − 1] −− separate and under seal −− Documents removed and destroyed per PAM Order dated 7/31/96. (PJS) Modified on 08/15/1996 (Entered: 07/20/1993)

July 20, 1993
100

DECLARATION of Stephanie Chung re motion for class certification [96 − 1] −− separate and under seal −− Documents removed and destroyed per PAM Order dated 7/31/96. (PJS) Modified on 08/15/1996 (Entered: 07/20/1993)

July 20, 1993
101

DECLARATION of Robyn Dent re motion for class certification [96 − 1] 1 page (PJS) (Entered: 07/20/1993)

July 20, 1993
102

DECLARATION of Lynn E. Sagramoso re motion for class certification [96 − 1] 2 page (PJS) (Entered: 07/20/1993)

July 20, 1993
103

DECLARATION of Brenda Glapa re motion for class certification [96 − 1] 2 pages (PJS) (Entered: 07/20/1993)

July 20, 1993
104

DECLARATION of Marc Bendick re motion for class certification [96 − 1] 55 pages (PJS) (Entered: 07/20/1993)

July 20, 1993

State / Territory: Minnesota

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Key Dates

Filing Date: June 8, 1992

Case Details

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