Case: Goldberg v. Durham Trans.

1:02-cv-01125 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Filed Date: Feb. 15, 2002

Closed Date: March 23, 2005

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Case Summary

On February 15th, 2002 a bus driver filed suit against his former employer, Durham Transit, and supervisor in the District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The plaintiff alleged that the defendants had engaged in reverse discrimination against Caucasian drivers by reducing and eliminating the routes and charters assigned to them. He further alleged the company and supervisor had retaliated against him by firing him for baseless reasons. The case was joined by two African American…

On February 15th, 2002 a bus driver filed suit against his former employer, Durham Transit, and supervisor in the District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The plaintiff alleged that the defendants had engaged in reverse discrimination against Caucasian drivers by reducing and eliminating the routes and charters assigned to them. He further alleged the company and supervisor had retaliated against him by firing him for baseless reasons. The case was joined by two African American drivers who alleged retaliation after they supported the plaintiff.

The district court (Judge Milton I. Shadur) certified a class on April 8th, 2003 consisting of up to forty white drives who might have been adversely affected. Discovery continued until the parties reached a settlement agreement on October 12th, 2004 after engaging in mediation. The district court (Judge Milton I. Shadur) approved the settlement agreement on March 23rd, 2005. Durham agreed to pay plaintiffs and their lawyers a total of $192,000 to settle all claims.

Summary Authors

Michael Perry (6/30/2010)

People


Judge(s)

Shadur, Milton Irving (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Futterman, Ronald L. (Illinois)

Maduff, Aaron Benjamin (Illinois)

Medina, Deanne Snedeker (Illinois)

Pintar, Janice M. (Pennsylvania)

Thomas, William Woods (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Cain, Michelle M. (Missouri)

Foster, James N. Jr. (Missouri)

Gilbert, Geoffrey M. Jr. (Missouri)

Kuenstler, John F. (Illinois)

Judge(s)

Shadur, Milton Irving (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Futterman, Ronald L. (Illinois)

Maduff, Aaron Benjamin (Illinois)

Medina, Deanne Snedeker (Illinois)

Pintar, Janice M. (Pennsylvania)

Thomas, William Woods (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Cain, Michelle M. (Missouri)

Foster, James N. Jr. (Missouri)

Gilbert, Geoffrey M. Jr. (Missouri)

Kuenstler, John F. (Illinois)

Sefton, Beau C. (Ohio)

Shoemaker, Gregory A. (Missouri)

Younger, Robert D. (Missouri)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

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Docket

May 6, 2005

May 6, 2005

Docket
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1:02-cv-01125

Complaint for Violations of 42 U.S.C. § 2000e, et seq, (Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 19(4), 42 U.S.C. § 1981, and Violation of 42 U.S,C. § 2001e-3(a) (Section 704(a) of Title VII ofthe Civil Rights Act of 1964)'

Feb. 15, 2002

Feb. 15, 2002

Complaint
37

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Second Amended Class Complaint

March 5, 2003

March 5, 2003

Complaint
103

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PARTIES' JOINT MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF MOTION REQUESTING FINAL APPROVAL OF PROPOSED CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT

March 21, 2005

March 21, 2005

Pleading / Motion / Brief
106

1:02-cv-01125

ORDER GRANTING FINAL APPROVAL OF CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT

March 23, 2005

March 23, 2005

Order/Opinion

Docket

Last updated Aug. 28, 2022, 3:16 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT; jury demand − Civil cover sheet − Appearance(s) of Deanne Snedeker Medina, Aaron Benjamin Maduff as attorney(s) for plaintiff (Original and one copy summons(es) issued.) (Documents: (1−1 through 1−3)). (ntf) (Entered: 02/19/2002)

Feb. 15, 2002

Feb. 15, 2002

RECEIPT regarding payment of filing fee paid; on 2/15/02 in the amount of $ 150.00, receipt # 107929. (ntf) (Entered: 02/19/2002)

Feb. 15, 2002

Feb. 15, 2002

2

RETURN OF SERVICE executed as to defendant Madeline Cooley on 2/19/02. (vmj) (Entered: 02/25/2002)

Feb. 22, 2002

Feb. 22, 2002

3

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant Madeline Cooley by Geoffrey M Gilbert Jr, James N Foster Jr, John F. Kuenstler. (vmj) (Entered: 03/08/2002)

March 7, 2002

March 7, 2002

4

MOTION by defendant Madeline Cooley for an extension of time to answer or otherwise plead ; Notice. (vmj) (Entered: 03/14/2002)

March 7, 2002

March 7, 2002

5

MINUTE ORDER of 3/12/02 by Hon. Joan Humphrey Lefkow: Agreed motion of defendant Madeline Cooley for an extension of time to 4/8/02 to answer or otherwise plead to the complaint is granted [4−1]. Telephoned notice (vmj) (Entered: 03/14/2002)

March 12, 2002

March 12, 2002

8

REASSIGNMENT ORDER of 4/5/02 This case is reassigned to the Hon. Milton I. Shadur pursuant to IOP 13F1. (For further detail see order) Mailed notice (vmj) (Entered: 04/09/2002)

April 5, 2002

April 5, 2002

6

ADDITIONAL ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant Madeline Cooley by Beau C. Sefton. (vmj) (Entered: 04/09/2002)

April 8, 2002

April 8, 2002

7

ANSWER by defendant Madeline Cooley to complaint [1−1]; Notice. (vmj) (Entered: 04/09/2002)

April 8, 2002

April 8, 2002

SCHEDULE set on 4/10/02 by Hon. Milton I. Shadur : Status hearing set to 9:00 5/15/02 . Mailed notice (srn) (Entered: 04/10/2002)

April 10, 2002

April 10, 2002

9

RETURN OF SERVICE executed as to defendant Durham Trans on 4/8/02. (vmj) (Entered: 04/16/2002)

April 15, 2002

April 15, 2002

10

MINUTE ORDER of 4/15/02 by Hon. Milton I. Shadur: No charge is to be imposed on Cooley for the added time and any expense involved in counsel's preparation and submission of a self−contained Amended Answer (which must be done on or before 4/25/02) and Cooley's counsel shall send her both a copy of this memorandum order and a letter confirming that no charge will be made, with a copy of that letter to be transmitted to this court (for informational purposes and not for filing). (Entered Memorandum Order) Notices mailed by judge's staff (vmj) (Entered: 04/16/2002)

April 15, 2002

April 15, 2002

11

AMENDED ANSWER by Defendant Madeline Cooley to plaintiffs' complaint [7−1]; Notice. (tlm) (Entered: 05/12/2002)

April 25, 2002

April 25, 2002

12

APPLICATION for leave to appear pro hac vice for defendant Madeline Cooley by Geoffrey M. Gilbert; Order entered granting leave by Hon. Milton I. Shadur. (vmj) (Entered: 04/30/2002)

April 29, 2002

April 29, 2002

13

APPLICATION for leave to appear pro hac vice for defendant Madeline Cooley by James N. Foster, Jr.; Order entered granting leave by Hon. Milton I. Shadur. (vmj) (Entered: 04/30/2002)

April 29, 2002

April 29, 2002

SCHEDULE set on 5/20/02 by Hon. Milton I. Shadur : Status hearing set to 9:00 6/12/02 . Mailed notice (srn) (Entered: 05/20/2002)

May 20, 2002

May 20, 2002

14

ADDITIONAL ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant Durham Trans by John F. Kuenstler, Beau C. Sefton. (vmj) (Entered: 06/03/2002)

May 31, 2002

May 31, 2002

15

ANSWER and defenses by defendant Mierhofer, Inc. d/b/a Durham Trans to plaintiff's complaint [1−1]; Notice. (vmj) (Entered: 06/04/2002)

May 31, 2002

May 31, 2002

SCHEDULE set on 6/12/02 by Hon. Milton I. Shadur : Status hearing reset to 9:00 6/21/02 . Telephoned notice (srn) (Entered: 06/12/2002)

June 12, 2002

June 12, 2002

16

ADDITIONAL ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant Durham Trans by Geoffrey M Gilbert Jr, James N Foster Jr. (vmj) (Entered: 06/14/2002)

June 13, 2002

June 13, 2002

17

APPLICATION for leave to appear pro hac vice for defendant Durham Trans by Geoffrey M. Gilber, James N. Foster; Order entered granting leave by Hon. Milton I. Shadur. (vmj) (Entered: 06/20/2002)

June 19, 2002

June 19, 2002

SCHEDULE set on 6/21/02 by Hon. Milton I. Shadur : Status hearing held. Status hearing continued to 9:00 8/14/02 . No notice (srn) (Entered: 06/21/2002)

June 21, 2002

June 21, 2002

SCHEDULE set on 8/14/02 by Hon. Milton I. Shadur : Status hearing held. Status hearing continued to 9:00 10/16/02 . No notice (srn) (Entered: 08/14/2002)

Aug. 14, 2002

Aug. 14, 2002

18

ADDITIONAL ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for plaintiffs' by Ronald L. Futterman, William W Thomas. (vmj) (Entered: 10/16/2002)

Oct. 15, 2002

Oct. 15, 2002

19

AMENDED CLASS COMPLAINT [1−1] by plaintiff; adding Kenneth E Hulteen; Notice. (vmj) (Entered: 10/16/2002)

Oct. 15, 2002

Oct. 15, 2002

20

MINUTE ORDER of 10/16/02 by Hon. Milton I. Shadur: Status hearing held and continued to 11/13/02. at 9:00 a.m. Simultaneous filings under Rule 23(a)(b) are to be filed on or before 11/6/02. Mailed notice (vmj) (Entered: 10/17/2002)

Oct. 16, 2002

Oct. 16, 2002

21

CROSS−filing under Fed.R.Civ.P.23 in support of maintaining action as a class action (Attachments); Notice. (vmj) (Entered: 11/07/2002)

Nov. 6, 2002

Nov. 6, 2002

22

MOTION by defendants' for leave to file memorandum of law in excess of 15 pages ; Notice. (vmj) (Entered: 11/15/2002)

Nov. 7, 2002

Nov. 7, 2002

24

MINUTE ORDER of 11/13/02 by Hon. Milton I. Shadur: Status hearing held and continued to 1/16/03 at 9:00 a.m. Defendants' motion for leave to file memorandum of law in excess of 15 pages is denied [22−1]. Plaintiff is granted leave to file an amended complaint. Defendants' responsive pleading is due on or before 11/25/02. Plaintiffs' motion for leave to file a reply brief and take discovery or, in the alternative, to strike affidavits is denied as moot [23−1]. Mailed notice (vmj) (Entered: 11/15/2002)

Nov. 13, 2002

Nov. 13, 2002

25

ADDITIONAL ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for plaintiffs' Jerold Goldberg, Glenn Gentile, Willie Jiles by Janice M Pintar. (vmj) (Entered: 11/15/2002)

Nov. 14, 2002

Nov. 14, 2002

26

ANSWER to plaintiffs' amended class complaint by defendants [19−1]; Notice. (vmj) (Entered: 11/27/2002)

Nov. 25, 2002

Nov. 25, 2002

SCHEDULE set on 1/22/03 by Hon. Milton I. Shadur : Status hearing reset to 9:00 2/6/03 . Telephoned notice (srn) (Entered: 01/22/2003)

Jan. 22, 2003

Jan. 22, 2003

27

MINUTE ORDER of 2/6/03 by Hon. Milton I. Shadur: Status hearing held and continued to 3/10/03 at 8:45 a.m. Cross filings regarding class actions under Rule 23 are to be filed on or before 3/6/03. Mailed notice (vmj) (Entered: 02/07/2003)

Feb. 6, 2003

Feb. 6, 2003

28

MINUTE ORDER of 3/3/03 by Hon. Milton I. Shadur: On joint oral motion the cross filings are to be submitted on or before 3/20/03. The 3/10/03 status date is vacated and reset to 3/24/03 at 8:45 a.m. Mailed notice (vmj) (Entered: 03/04/2003)

March 3, 2003

March 3, 2003

29

UNCONTESTED MOTION by defendants Durham School Services and Madeline Cooley to continue the pending briefing schedule and scheduled status hearing ; Notice. (vmj) (Entered: 03/21/2003)

March 19, 2003

March 19, 2003

30

MINUTE ORDER of 3/20/03 by Hon. Milton I. Shadur: Defendants Durham School Services and Madeline Cooley's motion to continue the pending briefing schedule and scheduled status hearing is granted [29−1]. Defendants' cross filings are due 4/3/03 and the status hearing of 3/24/03 is reset to 4/8/03 at 8:45 a.m. Mailed notice (vmj) (Entered: 03/21/2003)

March 20, 2003

March 20, 2003

31

CROSSFILING under FED.R.CIV.P.23 by plaintiffs' in support of maintaining action as a class action (Attachments); Notice. (vmj) (Entered: 04/04/2003)

April 3, 2003

April 3, 2003

32

MOTION by defendants Durham Trans, Madeline Cooley for leave to file memorandum of law in excess of 15 pages ; Notice. (vmj) (Entered: 04/08/2003)

April 3, 2003

April 3, 2003

34

MEMORANDUM of law by defendants in opposition to plaintiffs' motion for class certification (Attachments); Notice. (vmj) (Entered: 04/08/2003)

April 3, 2003

April 3, 2003

35

MOTION by plaintiff to file second amended complaint ; Notice. (vmj) (Entered: 04/09/2003)

April 5, 2003

April 5, 2003

37

SECOND AMENDED COMPLAINT [19−1] by plaintiffs'. (vmj) (Entered: 04/09/2003)

April 6, 2003

April 6, 2003

33

MINUTE ORDER of 4/7/03 by Hon. Milton I. Shadur: Defendants motion for leave to file memorandum of law in excess of 15 pages is granted [32−1]. Telephoned notice (vmj) (Entered: 04/08/2003)

April 7, 2003

April 7, 2003

36

MINUTE ORDER of 4/8/03 by Hon. Milton I. Shadur: Status hearing held and continued to 6/16/03 at 8:45 a.m. Plaintiff's motion to file second amended complaint is granted [35−1]. Plaintiff's motion for class certification is granted [31−1]. Mailed notice (vmj) (Entered: 04/09/2003)

April 8, 2003

April 8, 2003

38

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for Durham Trans, Madeline Cooley by Gregory A. Shoemaker, Michelle M Cain (vmj) (Entered: 04/21/2003)

April 17, 2003

April 17, 2003

39

APPLICATION for leave to appear pro hac vice for Durham Trans, Madeline Cooley by Michelle M. Cain; Order entered granting leave by Hon. Milton I. Shadur. (vmj) (Entered: 04/21/2003)

April 18, 2003

April 18, 2003

41

EMERGENCY MOTION by plaintiffs to quash 38 subpoenas for depositions of class members and prohibit defendants from contacting class members until class notice opt−out period ends (Attachments); Notice. (vmj) (Entered: 04/22/2003)

April 18, 2003

April 18, 2003

42

MINUTE ORDER of 4/18/03 by Hon. Milton I. Shadur: Plaintiff's emergency motion to quash 38 subpoenas for depositions of class members and prohibit defendants from contacting class members until class notice opt−out period ends [41−1] is entered and continued generally. No notice (vmj) (Entered: 04/22/2003)

April 18, 2003

April 18, 2003

43

MOTION by plaintiffs for approval of class notice (Attachments); Notice. (fce) (Entered: 04/25/2003)

April 21, 2003

April 21, 2003

44

OBJECTIONS by defendants to the proposed class notice [43−1] (Attachment); Notice. (fce) (Entered: 04/25/2003)

April 23, 2003

April 23, 2003

45

RESPONSE by plaintiffs to defendants' objections [44−1] to the proposed class notice (Attachment); Notice. (fce) (Entered: 04/25/2003)

April 23, 2003

April 23, 2003

46

MINUTE ORDER of 4/24/03 by Hon. Milton I. Shadur : Plaintiffs' motion for approval of class notice is granted as modified by this court's oral instructions [43−1]. Mailed notice (fce) (Entered: 04/25/2003)

April 24, 2003

April 24, 2003

47

NOTICE of filing of attached Final Agreed Proposed Class Notice, Draft Order by plaintiffs. (vmj) (Entered: 05/05/2003)

April 28, 2003

April 28, 2003

48

MINUTE ORDER of 4/29/03 by Hon. Milton I. Shadur: On 4/8/03, this court certified the case as a class action. This court now orders that the proposed class notice shall be issued to all potential class members by plaintiffs' counsel. The "opt−out" period for the class shall be fifty−six days from the date of actual mailing to the class. (Entered Order) Notices mailed by judge's staff (vmj) (Entered: 05/05/2003)

April 29, 2003

April 29, 2003

49

ANSWER and defenses by defendants to plaintiff's second amended class complaint [37−1]; Notice. (vmj) (Entered: 05/06/2003)

May 5, 2003

May 5, 2003

50

AFFIDAVIT of mailing of class notice by William W. Thomas (Attachments); Notice. (vmj) (Entered: 05/07/2003)

May 5, 2003

May 5, 2003

51

MINUTE ORDER of 5/8/03 by Hon. Milton I. Shadur : Plaintiff's motion to quash 38 subpoenas for depositions of class members and prohibit defendants from contacting class members during the opt−out period is granted [41−1]unless prior permission is obtained from this Court. Mailed notice (amb) (Entered: 05/09/2003)

May 8, 2003

May 8, 2003

52

MINUTE ORDER of 5/14/03 by Hon. Milton I. Shadur: Accordingly, all of the Ads except of Ad 3 are stricken. If defendants have a good faith basis for seeking to reassert any of those Ads (except for Ad 1 and at least the principal part of Ad 2), defense counsel are granted leave to move for such reassertion via an amendment to the present Answer on or before 5/27/03. [Entered Memorandum Order] Notices mailed by judge's staff (vmj) (Entered: 05/15/2003)

May 14, 2003

May 14, 2003

53

MOTION by defendants' to compel depositions of class members (Attachments); Notice. (vmj) (Entered: 06/06/2003)

June 3, 2003

June 3, 2003

54

MOTION by defendant to extend the opt−out time period ; Notice. (vmj) (Entered: 06/06/2003)

June 3, 2003

June 3, 2003

55

MOTION by defendant to clarify court order ; Notice. (vmj) (Entered: 06/06/2003)

June 3, 2003

June 3, 2003

56

ADDITIONAL ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for plaintiff by Michael Lee Maduff. (vmj) (Entered: 06/06/2003)

June 4, 2003

June 4, 2003

57

RESPONSE by plaintiffs' to deendants motion to extend the opt−out time period [54−1]. (vmj) (Entered: 06/06/2003)

June 4, 2003

June 4, 2003

58

RESPONSE by plaintiffs' to defendants' motion to clarify court order [55−1] (Attachment). (vmj) (Entered: 06/06/2003)

June 4, 2003

June 4, 2003

60

NOTICE of filing by plaintiffs regarding response [59−1], response [58−1], response [57−1], attorney appearance [56−1]. (vmj) (Entered: 06/06/2003)

June 4, 2003

June 4, 2003

61

MINUTE ORDER of 6/5/03 by Hon. Milton I. Shadur: Defendants' motion to clarify court order is denied as moot [55−1] on the grounds that persons who have opted out are not "class members". Defendants' motion to extend is denied [54−1]. Defendants' motion to compel depositions of class members is granted [53−1] as modified by this court's oral ruling. Mailed notice (vmj) (Entered: 06/06/2003)

June 5, 2003

June 5, 2003

SCHEDULE set on 6/16/03 by Hon. Milton I. Shadur : Status hearing held. Status hearing continued to 8:45 8/14/03 . Telephoned notice (srn) (Entered: 06/16/2003)

June 16, 2003

June 16, 2003

62

EMERGENCY MOTION by plaintiffs' to quash depositions of class members (Attachments); Notice. (vmj) (Entered: 06/24/2003)

June 23, 2003

June 23, 2003

63

MINUTE ORDER of 6/23/03 by Hon. Milton I. Shadur: For the reasons stated orally in open court, plaintiffs' motion to quash depositions of class members is granted [62−1]. No further depositions will be taken prior to the scheduled opt−out date of 6/30/03. The court reserves the possibility of reexamining decisions either to opt out or not to opt out based on any subsequent developments that may be brought to this court's attention. Mailed notice (vmj) (Entered: 06/24/2003)

June 23, 2003

June 23, 2003

66

LETTER from Gregory A Shoemaker to court dated 6/26/03. (vmj) (Entered: 07/15/2003)

June 26, 2003

June 26, 2003

65

MOTION by intervenor Azim Hanieh to intervene and/or amend complaint instanter (Attachment); Notice. (vmj) (Entered: 07/14/2003)

July 7, 2003

July 7, 2003

64

RESPONSE by defendants' to Azim Hanieh's motion to intervene and/or amend complaint instanter (Attachment); Notice. (vmj) (Entered: 07/11/2003)

July 10, 2003

July 10, 2003

67

MINUTE ORDER of 7/14/03 by Hon. Milton I. Shadur: Azim Haneih's motion to intervene is denied on mootness grounds. Haneih's motion to amend complaint is denied without prejudice [65−1]. Mailed notice (vmj) (Entered: 07/15/2003)

July 14, 2003

July 14, 2003

SCHEDULE set on 8/14/03 by Hon. Milton I. Shadur : Telephonic Status hearing held. Telephonic Status hearing continued to 8:45 10/14/03 . Telephoned notice (srn) (Entered: 08/14/2003)

Aug. 14, 2003

Aug. 14, 2003

68

MOTION by plaintiffs for protective order (Attachments); Notice. (vmj) (Entered: 08/28/2003)

Aug. 25, 2003

Aug. 25, 2003

69

MINUTE ORDER of 8/27/03 by Hon. Milton I. Shadur: Plaintiff's motion for protective order is denied [68−1] but subject to the limitation on the deposition as stated by the court's oral ruling. Mailed notice (vmj) (Entered: 08/28/2003)

Aug. 27, 2003

Aug. 27, 2003

SCHEDULE set on 10/7/03 by Hon. Milton I. Shadur : Status hearing reset to 8:45 10/17/03. The OCtober 14 status is vacated . Mailed notice (srn) (Entered: 10/07/2003)

Oct. 7, 2003

Oct. 7, 2003

SCHEDULE set on 10/17/03 by Hon. Milton I. Shadur : Telephonic Status hearing held. Telephonic Status hearing continued to 8:45 12/3/03 . Telephoned notice (srn) (Entered: 10/17/2003)

Oct. 17, 2003

Oct. 17, 2003

70

NOTICE by Deanne S Medina of change of address, telephone and fax number and firm name; Notice. (vmj) (Entered: 11/07/2003)

Nov. 6, 2003

Nov. 6, 2003

SCHEDULE set on 12/3/03 by Hon. Milton I. Shadur : Telephonic Status hearing held. Status hearing continued to 8:45 2/12/04 . Telephoned notice (srn) (Entered: 12/03/2003)

Dec. 3, 2003

Dec. 3, 2003

71

AGREED MOTION by plaintiff to change briefing schedule and reschedule status hearing ; Notice. (vmj) (Entered: 02/09/2004)

Jan. 30, 2004

Jan. 30, 2004

72

MINUTE ORDER of 2/6/04 by Hon. Milton I. Shadur: Agreed motion to change briefing schedule [71−1] and to reschedule status hearing [71−2] is granted. Parties have to and including 3/5/04 in which to file cross−motions to compel and responses. A telephonic status hearing is set for 3/16/04 at 8:45 a.m. The February 12 status date is vacated. Mailed notice (vmj) (Entered: 02/09/2004)

Feb. 6, 2004

Feb. 6, 2004

76

MOTION by defendants to compel ; Memorandum in support (Attachments); Notice. (vmj) (Entered: 03/17/2004)

Feb. 27, 2004

Feb. 27, 2004

77

MOTION by plaintiffs' to compel interrogatory responses and the production of documents ; Notice. (vmj) (Entered: 03/17/2004)

Feb. 27, 2004

Feb. 27, 2004

78

APPENDIX filed by plaintiffs to motion to compel interrogatory responses [77−1] and the production of documents [77−2]. (vmj) (Entered: 03/17/2004)

Feb. 27, 2004

Feb. 27, 2004

73

AGREED MOTION by plaintiff to change briefing schedule ; Notice. (vmj) (Entered: 03/03/2004)

March 2, 2004

March 2, 2004

74

MINUTE ORDER of 3/3/04 by Hon. Milton I. Shadur: Agreed motion to change briefing schedule is granted [73−1]. Responses to cross−motions to compel are to be filed on or before 3/11/04. The 3/16/04 status hearing is reset to 3/22/04 at 8:45 and will be conducted telephonically. Mailed notice (vmj) (Entered: 03/03/2004)

March 3, 2004

March 3, 2004

79

MEMORANDUM by defendants' in opposition to plaintiffs' motion to compel interrogatory responses [77−1] and the production of documents [77−2]; Notice. (vmj) (Entered: 03/17/2004)

March 11, 2004

March 11, 2004

80

RESPONSE by plaintiffs' in objection to defendants' motion to compel [79−1] (Attachment); Notice. (vmj) (Entered: 03/17/2004)

March 11, 2004

March 11, 2004

75

REFERRAL ORDER: Case referred to Hon. Nan R. Nolan for discovery motions Mailed notice. (srn) (Entered: 03/16/2004)

March 16, 2004

March 16, 2004

81

MINUTE ORDER of 3/16/04 by Hon. Milton I. Shadur: Defendants' motion to compel and plaintiffs' motion to compel are referred to Magistrate Judge Nolan. The March 22 status date is vacated unless counsel has other matters to address in this action. If a status hearing is needed on March 22, counsel is expected to notify this court's minute clerk promptly. A further status hearing is set for 4/26/04 at 8:45 a.m. Mailed notice (vmj) (Entered: 03/17/2004)

March 16, 2004

March 16, 2004

82

MINUTE ORDER of 3/19/04 by Hon. Nan R. Nolan: Oral argument on parties motions to compel [77−1] and [76−1] set for 3/30/04 at 10:00 a.m. before Magistrate Judge Nolan in courtroom 1858. Michelle Cain for defendant's to participate by telephone. Courtroom deputy will initiate the call. Mailed notice (vmj) (Entered: 03/22/2004)

March 19, 2004

March 19, 2004

SCHEDULE set on 3/29/04 by Hon. Nan R. Nolan : Oral argument on parties motions to compel [77−1] and [76−1] is re−set for 4/2/04 at 9:00 a.m. Mailed notice (hmb) (Entered: 03/29/2004)

March 29, 2004

March 29, 2004

83

MINUTE ORDER of 4/2/04 by Hon. Nan R. Nolan: Motion hearing held. Plaintifs' motion to compel [77−1] and defendants' motion to compel [76−1] are entered and continued. Ruling on motions and status hearing set for 5/4/04 at 9:30 a.m. Mailed notice (vmj) (Entered: 04/05/2004)

April 2, 2004

April 2, 2004

84

MINUTE ORDER of 4/23/04 by Hon. Nan R. Nolan: For the reasons stated in the attached order, plaintiffs' motion to compel interrogatory responses [77−1] and the production of documents [77−2] is granted to the extent described in this order. Defendants' motion to compel is denied [76−1] with the exception of documentation concerning class members' alleged damages and their efforts to mitigate damages. Status hearing set before Judge Nolan on 5/4/04 at 9:30 a.m. is stricken. All matters related to the referral of this action having been resolved, the case is returned to the assigned judge. Terminating the case referral to Hon. Nan R. Nolan (Entered Order) Notices mailed by judge's staff (vmj) (Entered: 04/26/2004)

April 23, 2004

April 23, 2004

SCHEDULE set on 5/3/04 by Hon. Milton I. Shadur : Status hearing reset to 8:45 5/5/04 . Telephoned notice (srn) (Entered: 05/03/2004)

May 3, 2004

May 3, 2004

85

MINUTE ORDER of 5/5/04 by Hon. Milton I. Shadur: Status hearing held and continued to 7/20/04 at 8:45 a.m. Defendant has to and including 5/26/04 in which to complete the delivery of documents in accordance with Magistrate Judge Nolan's order. The next status hearing will be conductd telephonically with counsel responsible for initiating and placing the conference call to chambers at (312) 435−5766. Mailed notice (vmj) (Entered: 05/06/2004)

May 5, 2004

May 5, 2004

SCHEDULE set on 7/16/04 by Hon. Milton I. Shadur : Status hearing reset to 8:30 7/21/04 . Telephoned notice (srn) (Entered: 07/16/2004)

July 16, 2004

July 16, 2004

86

RESPONSE by defendants to plaintiffs' motion to compel compliance with discovery; Notice. (vmj) (Entered: 07/22/2004)

July 20, 2004

July 20, 2004

SCHEDULE set on 7/21/04 by Hon. Milton I. Shadur : Telephonic Status hearing held. Telephonic Status hearing continued to 8:45 8/23/04 . Telephoned notice (srn) (Entered: 07/21/2004)

July 21, 2004

July 21, 2004

87

ADDITIONAL ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant Durham Trans by Robert D. Younger. (vmj) (Entered: 08/05/2004)

Aug. 3, 2004

Aug. 3, 2004

Case Details

State / Territory: Illinois

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Feb. 15, 2002

Closing Date: March 23, 2005

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Caucasian bus drivers employed by Durham and two African American bus drivers who supported the Causasian bus drivers.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Durham Transporation (Warrenville, DuPage), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1981

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Mixed

Nature of Relief:

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: $192,000.00

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Discipline

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

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

White