Case: Mitchell v. Metropolitan Life Insurance II

1:03-cv-10294 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Filed Date: Dec. 31, 2003

Closed Date: April 29, 2005

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Case Summary

An individual opted out of a settlement class in an earlier gender discrimination action against Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. She

filed her individual complaint on December 31, 2003. That case appears in the Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse Database as EE-NY-255. In the class action suit, the parties agreed to a consent decree of three years duration. MetLife paid $5m in damages, $3.4m in attorneys' fees and costs, and agreed to a number of changes in policy at the company.

On November 2, 2004, in an unpublished order, the court resolved some discovery disputes. Mitchell v. Metro. Life Ins. Co., No 02-10294, 2004 WL2439704 (S.D.N.Y. Nov. 2, 2004). The docket notes an Order of Discontinuance on January 24, 2005, noting that the action "has been or will be settled." The last entry on the docket, on April 29, 2005, indicates a dismissal by stipulation. Neither the complaint nor settlement agreement are publicly available.

Summary Authors

Eric Weiler (6/16/2010)

Related Cases

Mitchell v. Metropolitan Life Insurance, Southern District of New York (2001)

People


Judge(s)

Pauley, William H. III (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Kaiser, William Heywood (New York)

Stadtmauer, Marc A. (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Fagin, Allen I. (New York)

Regan, Amy B. (New York)

Expert/Monitor/Master

Bielby, William T. Ph.D. (California)

Judge(s)

Pauley, William H. III (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Kaiser, William Heywood (New York)

Stadtmauer, Marc A. (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Fagin, Allen I. (New York)

Regan, Amy B. (New York)

Expert/Monitor/Master

Bielby, William T. Ph.D. (California)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:03-cv-10294

Docket

Mitchell v. Metro. Life Insurance II

April 29, 2005

April 29, 2005

Docket

1:03-cv-10294

Expert Report Of William T. Bielby, Ph.D.

Mitchell v. Metro. Life Insurance II

2002 WL 33511482

Dec. 2, 2002

Dec. 2, 2002

Monitor/Expert/Receiver Report
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1:03-cv-10294

Order [Re Discovery Disputes]

Mitchell v. Metro. Life Insurance II

2004 WL 2439704, 2004 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 21944

Nov. 2, 2004

Nov. 2, 2004

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 5, 2022, 3:10 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link

SUMMONS ISSUED as to Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Inc.. (dg, ) (Entered: 01/06/2004)

Dec. 31, 2003

Dec. 31, 2003

CASE REFERRED TO Judge William H. Pauley III as possibly related to 1:01 cv 2112. (dg, ) (Entered: 01/06/2004)

Dec. 31, 2003

Dec. 31, 2003

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ORDER RE SCHEDULING AND INITIAL PRETRIAL CONFERENCE:... If such a consent order is not filed within the time provided,... Initial Conference set for 4/2/2004 10:30 AM before Judge William H. Pauley III. (Signed by Judge William H. Pauley III on 1/27/2004) Copies mailed by Chambers.(jsa, ) (Entered: 02/04/2004)

Jan. 29, 2004

Jan. 29, 2004

CASE ACCEPTED AS RELATED TO 1:01−cv−2112. Notice of Assignment to follow. (laq, ) (Entered: 02/02/2004)

Jan. 30, 2004

Jan. 30, 2004

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NOTICE OF CASE ASSIGNMENT to Judge William H. Pauley. Judge Unassigned no longer assigned to the case. (laq, ) (Entered: 02/02/2004)

Jan. 30, 2004

Jan. 30, 2004

Magistrate Judge Ronald Ellis is so designated. (laq, ) (Entered: 02/02/2004)

Jan. 30, 2004

Jan. 30, 2004

Mailed notice to the attorney(s) of record. (laq, ) (Entered: 02/02/2004)

Feb. 2, 2004

Feb. 2, 2004

4

RULE 7.1 DISCLOSURE STATEMENT. Document filed by Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Inc. (kkc, ) (Entered: 02/25/2004)

Feb. 24, 2004

Feb. 24, 2004

5

ANSWER to Complaint. Document filed by Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Inc. (kkc, ) (Entered: 02/25/2004)

Feb. 24, 2004

Feb. 24, 2004

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SCHEDULING ORDER: Fact discovery due by 6/30/04; Expert discovery due by 9/3/2004; Final Pretrial Conference set for 10/1/2004 at 10:30 AM before Judge William H. Pauley III; Joint Pretrial Order due by 9/24/2004. (Signed by Judge William H. Pauley III on 4/2/04) Copies mailed By Chambers.(tp, ) (Entered: 04/06/2004)

April 5, 2004

April 5, 2004

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SCHEDULING ORDER: Discovery due by 9/30/2004. Final Pretrial Conference set for 1/7/2005 10:15 AM before Judge William H. Pauley III. Status Conference set for 7/22/2004 02:30 PM before Judge William H. Pauley III. Pretrial Order due by 12/22/2004. (Signed by Judge William H. Pauley III on 7/1/2004) (jp, ) (Entered: 07/08/2004)

July 7, 2004

July 7, 2004

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SCHEDULING ORDER: Pursuant to discovery conference held on 7/22/2004; plaintiff shall submit her letter on the issue of her entitlement to documents by 8/12/2004; Responses due by 8/19/2004 Replies due by 8/26/2004. (Signed by Judge William H. Pauley III on 7/22/2004) Copies mailed by Chambers.(jsa, ) (Entered: 07/26/2004)

July 23, 2004

July 23, 2004

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MOTION for Disclosure of Documents Underlying Expert Reports . Document filed by Stella Mitchell. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A−Complaint# 2 Exhibit B−Answer# 3 Exhibit C−Bielby Expert Report# 4 Exhibit D−Drogin Expert Report# 5 Exhibit E−Order Approving Consent Decree# 6 Exhibit F−"Secrets Kill" Report)(Stadtmauer, Marc) (Entered: 08/12/2004)

Aug. 12, 2004

Aug. 12, 2004

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REPLY to Response to Motion re: 9 MOTION for Disclosure of Documents Underlying Expert Reports .. Document filed by Stella Mitchell. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A−Women of Met Life Excerpt)(Stadtmauer, Marc) (Entered: 08/26/2004)

Aug. 26, 2004

Aug. 26, 2004

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ORDER regarding procedures to be followed that shall govern the handling of "confidential information". (Signed by Judge William H. Pauley III on 8/26/04) (jco, ) (Entered: 08/30/2004)

Aug. 27, 2004

Aug. 27, 2004

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ENDORSED LETTER addressed to Judge William H. Pauley from Marc Stadtmauer dated 9/22/04 re: counsel for plaintiff requests a 90 day extension of the deadlines in this court's scheduling order no.2. Application granted in part. The schedule is extended by 60 days. Fact discovery shall be completed by 11/30/04; expert discovery shall be completed by 2/4/05; the parties shall submit a joint pretrial order by 2/25/04; the parties shall appear for a final pretrial conference on 3/11/05 at 10:15 a.m.. (Signed by Judge William H. Pauley III on 9/29/04) Copies faxed by chambers.(dle, ) (Entered: 10/07/2004)

Sept. 30, 2004

Sept. 30, 2004

Set/Reset Scheduling Order Deadlines: Discovery due by 2/4/2005. Final Pretrial Conference set for 3/11/2005 10:15 AM before Judge William H. Pauley III. Pretrial Order due by 2/25/2004. (dle, ) (Entered: 10/07/2004)

Sept. 30, 2004

Sept. 30, 2004

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LETTER addressed to Judge Pauley from Amy Regan dated 8/19/04: that the Court should rejct plntf's effort ot obtain what is essentially all the discovery provided by MetLIfe. Document filed by Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Inc..(cd, ) (Entered: 11/04/2004)

Oct. 28, 2004

Oct. 28, 2004

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LETTER addressed to Judge Pauley from Marc Stadmaurer dated 8/12/04: re two expert reports submitted submitted by plntfs' counsel. Document filed by Stella Mitchell.(cd, ) (Entered: 11/04/2004)

Oct. 28, 2004

Oct. 28, 2004

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LETTER addressed to Judge Pauley from Marc Stadmaurer dated 8/26/04: plntf's request for deft to produce the two expert reports. Document filed by Stella Mitchell.(cd, ) (Entered: 11/04/2004)

Oct. 28, 2004

Oct. 28, 2004

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LETTER addressed to Judge Pauley from Amy Regan dated 9/20/04: that certain documents produced to plntf remain confidential. Document filed by Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Inc. (cd, ) (Entered: 11/04/2004)

Oct. 28, 2004

Oct. 28, 2004

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LETTER addressed to Judge Pauley from Marc Stadmaurer dated 9/23/04: re confidentiality of documents. Document filed by Stella Mitchell.(cd, ) (Entered: 11/04/2004)

Oct. 28, 2004

Oct. 28, 2004

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ORDER; The parties pesent two discovery disputes for resolution. In the first one, plaintiff Stella Mitchell seeks an order directing Defendant Metropolitan Life Ins. Co., Inc to produce documents relied on by experts in a now closed class action titled...; In the second dispute, Met Life seeks an order directing that certain categories of documents produed by plaintiff remain confidential purs to a Protective Order issued by this Court on August 26, 2004. For the following reasons as set forth in this Order, both applications are gratned in part and denied in part. (Signed by Judge William H. Pauley III on 11/2/04) copies mailed by Chambers.(djc, ) (Entered: 11/04/2004)

Nov. 3, 2004

Nov. 3, 2004

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LETTER addressed to Judge William H. Pauley III from Stella Mitchell dated 9/10/04 re: dfts writes to the Court to briefly respond to the letter of plaintiff's counsel, Marc A. Stadtmauer, dated 8/26/04. Document filed by Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Inc..(pl, ) (Entered: 11/16/2004)

Nov. 10, 2004

Nov. 10, 2004

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CONSENT ORDER SUBSTITUTING COUNSEL, that Kaiser Saurborn &Mair, P.C. be substituted as attorneys of record for the undersigned party in this entitled action in place and stead of the undersigned law firm as of the date hereof. (Signed by Judge William H. Pauley III on 11/16/04) (tp, ) (Entered: 11/23/2004)

Nov. 18, 2004

Nov. 18, 2004

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LETTER addressed to Judge Pauley from Amy Regan dated 10/7/2004 re: a response to pltffs counsels letter of 9/23/2004. Document filed by Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Inc..(jp, ) (Entered: 11/23/2004)

Nov. 23, 2004

Nov. 23, 2004

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ENDORSED LETTER addressed to Judge Pauley from William Kaiser dated 12/14/2004 re: granting counsels request as follows: Status Conference set for 1/21/2005 10:00 AM before Judge William H. Pauley III. (Signed by Judge William H. Pauley III on 12/16/2004) (jp, ) (Entered: 12/22/2004)

Dec. 20, 2004

Dec. 20, 2004

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ORDER OF DISCONTINUANCE, It having been reported to this Court that this action has been or will be settled, it is hereby ORDERED that this action be discontinued without costs to any party, and without prejudice to restoring the action to this Court's calendar if the application to restore the action is made within thirty (30) days of the date of this Order. The Clerk of the Court is directed to mark this case closed. (Signed by Judge William H. Pauley III on 1/20/05) (dt, ) (Entered: 01/27/2005)

Jan. 24, 2005

Jan. 24, 2005

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ENDORSED LETTER addressed to Judge Pauley from William H. Kaiser dated 02/15/05 re: Counsel requests a pre−motion conference; the parties are directed to appear for a conference on 03/04/05 at 10:30 a.m.. (Signed by Judge William H. Pauley III on 2/18/05) (djc, ) (Entered: 02/24/2005)

Feb. 23, 2005

Feb. 23, 2005

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STIPULATION AND ORDER OF DISMISSAL, IT IS HEREBY STIPULATED AND AGREED, by and between the undersigned counsel for the parties herein, that this action is dismissed with prejudice and without costs or attorneys' fees to any party. (Signed by Judge William H. Pauley III on 4/20/05) (dt, ) (Entered: 05/02/2005)

April 29, 2005

April 29, 2005

Case Details

State / Territory: New York

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Key Dates

Filing Date: Dec. 31, 2003

Closing Date: April 29, 2005

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Female employee of MetLife Insurance Company alleging gender discrimination.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: Unknown

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Outcome: Unknown

Defendants

Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. (New York, New York), Private Entity/Person

Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. (New York, New York), Private Entity/Person

Defendant Type(s):

Retailer

Case Details

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Unknown

Nature of Relief:

Unknown

Source of Relief:

Unknown

Issues

General:

Disparate Impact

Disparate Treatment

Pattern or Practice

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Demotion

Hiring

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

Pay / Benefits

Promotion

Seniority

Training

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female