Case: Arnold v. Cargill

0:01-cv-02086 | U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota

Filed Date: Nov. 15, 2001

Closed Date: July 10, 2007

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Case Summary

On November 15, 2001 a group of current and former African American managers filed suit against Cargill in the Federal District Court for the District of Minnesota. Plaintiffs alleged a violation of 42 U.S.C. § 1981 and state law by a pattern or practice of discrimination that resulted in both disparate treatment and disparate impact on African Americans employed by Cargill in terms of advancement, compensation, and termination.On July 15, 2002 the district court (Judge Donovan Frank) granted …

On November 15, 2001 a group of current and former African American managers filed suit against Cargill in the Federal District Court for the District of Minnesota. Plaintiffs alleged a violation of 42 U.S.C. § 1981 and state law by a pattern or practice of discrimination that resulted in both disparate treatment and disparate impact on African Americans employed by Cargill in terms of advancement, compensation, and termination.

On July 15, 2002 the district court (Judge Donovan Frank) granted defendant's motion to dismiss in part and motion for summary judgment in part. The remaining claims continued into discovery. Plaintiffs sought class action certification and a hearing was scheduled for October 2004. In the process of discovery, however, defendant learned of possible unethical conduct by plaintiffs' counsel, Sprencer & Lang (S & L). The conduct concerned the behavior of one attorney from S & L who obtained documents, some of which were privileged, from a former high-level executive in Cargill's Human Resources Department. The privileged documents were at least cursorily examined and retained, likely by mistake. Though the facts were highly disputed the court found on September 24, 2004 that the conduct of S & L was unethical and was sufficient to disqualify them from representing plaintiffs in the case.

New counsel was obtained and discovery resumed. On June 20, 2006 the court denied the plaintiffs' motion for class certification. Subsequently some individual plaintiffs dropped out of the case while others pursued settlement negotiations with Cargill. Individual settlements were finalized in June 2007 for all remaining plaintiffs and the court entered a final order dismissing all plaintiffs' claims with prejudice on July 10, 2007. The details of each individual settlement are not known.

Summary Authors

Michael Perry (7/24/2010)

People

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Judge(s)

Frank, Donovan W. (Minnesota)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Coler, Susan M (Minnesota)

Felt, Barbara J. (Minnesota)

Gillette, Adam A. (Minnesota)

Green, Llezlie Lloren (New York)

Heins, Samuel D. (Minnesota)

Kaster, James H. (Minnesota)

Lieder, Michael D. (District of Columbia)

Macmenamin, Susan E. (Minnesota)

Madsen, Sara L. (Minnesota)

Judge(s)

Frank, Donovan W. (Minnesota)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Coler, Susan M (Minnesota)

Felt, Barbara J. (Minnesota)

Gillette, Adam A. (Minnesota)

Green, Llezlie Lloren (New York)

Heins, Samuel D. (Minnesota)

Kaster, James H. (Minnesota)

Lieder, Michael D. (District of Columbia)

Macmenamin, Susan E. (Minnesota)

Madsen, Sara L. (Minnesota)

Patton, Teresa K (Minnesota)

Schaefer, Lawrence P. (Minnesota)

Schlesinger, David E. (Minnesota)

Sellers, Joseph Marc (District of Columbia)

Sprenger, Paul (District of Columbia)

Stratton, Lisa C (Minnesota)

Webber, Christine E. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Aberle, Shari Jerde (Minnesota)

Eng, Holly S A (Minnesota)

Ginder, Mark (Minnesota)

Iwan, Michael (Minnesota)

Klass, Paul B (Minnesota)

Mick, Ryan E. (Minnesota)

Raphan, Melissa (Minnesota)

Symchych, Janice M. (Minnesota)

Other Attorney(s)

Lundberg, Charles E. (Minnesota)

Expert/Monitor/Master

Thompson, Peter N. (Minnesota)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket

Arnold v. Cargill Inc.

July 31, 2008 Docket
67

Memorandum Opinion and Order (Granting in part and denying in part defendant's motion to dismiss and granting in part and denying in part defendant's motion for summary judgment)

Arnold v. Cargill Inc.

2002 WL 1576141, 2002 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 13045

July 15, 2002 Order/Opinion
102

First Amended Complaint

May 7, 2003 Complaint
216

Memorandum Opinion and Order (Granting defendant summary judgment with regards to one plaintiff and denying defendant summary judgment in regards to constructive discharge claims)

2004 WL 1234116, 2004 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 10108

May 28, 2004 Order/Opinion
380

Memorandum Opinion and Order (denying defendant's Motion to Dismiss, denying defendant's Motion for Additional Sanctions and granting defendant's Motion to Disqualify Plaintiffs' Counsel)

2004 WL 2203410, 2004 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 19381

Sept. 24, 2004 Order/Opinion
390

Memorandum Opinion and Order (Vacating summary judgment granted defendant on May 28, 2004)

Arnold v. Cargill Inc.

2004 WL 2538471, 2004 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 22796

Nov. 8, 2004 Order/Opinion
396

Memorandum Opinion and Order (Providing directions for the implementation of the 9/24/04 order)

Arnold v. Cargill Inc.

2004 WL 2713259, 2004 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 26793

Nov. 23, 2004 Order/Opinion
465

Memorandum Opinion and Order (Granting in part and denying in part defendant's motion to strike expert reports and denying plaintiff's motion for class certification)

Arnold v. Cargill Inc.

2006 WL 1716221, 2006 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 41555

June 20, 2006 Order/Opinion
552

ORDER FOR DISMISSAL WITH PREJUDICE OF PLAINTIFFS’ CLAIMS

Arnold v. Cargill Inc.

July 10, 2007 Order/Opinion
572

Memorandum Opinion and Order (Denying motion by plaintiffs' former council for attorney's fees and costs and denying motion by defendant for attorney's fees and costs relating to the unethical conduct of plaintiffs' former counsel)

Arnold v. Cargill Inc.

2007 WL 4287677, 2007 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 89146

Dec. 4, 2007 Order/Opinion

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4297400/arnold-v-cargill-incorporated/

Last updated May 13, 2022

ECF Number Description Date Link
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CLASS ACTION COMPLAINT - INJUNCTIVE RELIEF SOUGHT. JURY TRIAL DEMANDED. Summons issued. Assigned to Judge Ann D. Montgomery per individual civil rights list list and referred to Magistrate Judge Arthur J. Boylan. Receipt # 253552 for $150.00 (39 pgs) (MKC)

Nov. 15, 2001 PACER
2

ORDER OF RECUSAL( Judge Ann D. Montgomery / 11/19/01) Case reassigned to Judge Donovan W. Frank per the Individual civil rights list. (2 pgs) (cc: all counsel) (MKC)

Nov. 19, 2001 RECAP
3

SUMMONS - RETURN OF SERVICE executed upon defendant Cargill Incorporated on 11/15/01 . (2 pgs) (MKC)

Nov. 29, 2001 PACER
4

PETITION AND ORDER for admission pro hac vice (Clerk, Richard D. Sletten ) on behalf of pltfs by M. Lieder & S. Sprenger. (2g(s) (DDB) Additional attachment(s) added on 9/24/2004 (Larson, Amy).

1 *Restricted*

View on RECAP

Nov. 30, 2001 RECAP
5

STIPULATION AND ORDER FOR EXTENSION OF TIME ( Judge Donovan W. Frank ) extension to 1/18/2 in which to answer or otherwise respond to pltf's complaint (2pg(s)(cc: all counsel) (DDB)

Dec. 4, 2001 RECAP
6

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for deft J. Symchych, M. Raphan, H. Eng & M. Ginder. (1pg(s) (DDB)

Dec. 4, 2001 PACER
7

STIPULATION AND ORDER GRANTING PERMISSION TO FILE MEMORANDA IN EXCESS OF 35 PAGES BUT NOT TO EXCEED 50 PAGES ( Judge Donovan W. Frank ) 1. That Cargill may file an original memorandum & reply memorandum in support of its motion to dismiss, the cumulative total of which shall not exceed 50 pages; & 2. That the Pltfs may file a memorandum in response to Cargill's motion to dismiss which shall not exceed 50 pages. (3pg(s)(cc: all counsel) (DDB)

Jan. 11, 2002 RECAP
8

ANSWER by deft. (30pg(s) (DDB)

Jan. 18, 2002 PACER
9

NOTICE OF PRETRIAL CONFERENCE ( Magistrate Judge Arthur J. Boylan / 2/4/2) pretrial conference set for 9:30 a.m. on 3/26/02; Rule report ddl set for 3/19/02 (5pg(s) (cc: all counsel) (DDB)

Feb. 4, 2002 RECAP
10

PARTIAL MOTIONS by dft to dismiss, for summary judgment, and to strike ( to Judge Donovan W. Frank ) Ret. on 4/12/02 at 10:00am. 2pg(s) (PAK)

Feb. 26, 2002 PACER
11

MEMORANDUM by dft in support of motion to dismiss [10-1], for summary judgment [10-2], and to strike [10-3] 36pg(s) (PAK)

Feb. 26, 2002 PACER
12

AFFIDAVIT of Cindy Lehman regarding motion to dismiss [10-1], regarding motion for summary judgment [10-2], regarding motion to strike [10-3] 4pg(s) (PAK)

Feb. 26, 2002 PACER
13

AFFIDAVIT of Michael Iwan regarding motion to dismiss [10-1], regarding motion for summary judgment [10-2], regarding motion to strike [10-3] 2+pg(s) (PAK)

Feb. 26, 2002 PACER
14

AFFIDAVIT of Rick Dougherty regarding motion to dismiss [10-1], regarding motion for summary judgment [10-2], regarding motion to strike [10-3] 3pg(s) (PAK)

Feb. 26, 2002 PACER
15

AFFIDAVIT of Sean Butler regarding motion to dismiss [10-1], regarding motion for summary judgment [10-2], regarding motion to strike [10-3] 2pg(s) (PAK)

Feb. 26, 2002 PACER
16

AFFIDAVIT of Angela Nguyen regarding motion to dismiss [10-1], regarding motion for summary judgment [10-2], regarding motion to strike [10-3] 3pg(s) (PAK)

Feb. 26, 2002 PACER
17

AFFIDAVIT of Monica Schulz regarding motion to dismiss [10-1], regarding motion for summary judgment [10-2], regarding motion to strike [10-3] 3pg(s) (PAK)

Feb. 26, 2002 PACER
18

AFFIDAVIT of Peter Cochrane regarding motion to dismiss [10-1], regarding motion for summary judgment [10-2], regarding motion to strike [10-3] 3pg(s) (PAK)

Feb. 26, 2002 PACER
19

AFFIDAVIT of Jill Dekraay regarding motion to dismiss [10-1], regarding motion for summary judgment [10-2], regarding motion to strike [10-3] 4pg(s) (PAK)

Feb. 26, 2002 PACER
20

AFFIDAVIT of John Culmer regarding motion to dismiss [10-1], regarding motion for summary judgment [10-2], regarding motion to strike [10-3] 3pg(s) (PAK)

Feb. 26, 2002 PACER
21

RESPONSE by plaintiff to motion to dismiss [10-1], to motion for summary judgment [10-2], to motion to strike [10-3] 35pg(s) (PAK)

Feb. 26, 2002 PACER
22

DECLARATION of Lawrence P. Schaefer re motion to dismiss [10-1], re motion for summary judgment [10-2], re motion to strike [10-3] 4+pg(s) (PAK)

Feb. 26, 2002 PACER
23

DECLARATION of Ronald Garrus re motion to dismiss [10-1], re motion for summary judgment [10-2], re motion to strike [10-3] 2pg(s) (PAK)

Feb. 26, 2002 PACER
24

DECLARATION of Hollis Branham re motion to dismiss [10-1], re motion for summary judgment [10-2], re motion to strike [10-3] 7pg(s) (PAK)

Feb. 26, 2002 PACER
25

DECLARATION of Toya Brown re motion to dismiss [10-1], re motion for summary judgment [10-2], re motion to strike [10-3] 4pg(s) (PAK)

Feb. 26, 2002 PACER
26

DECLARATION of Charles Scott re motion to dismiss [10-1], re motion for summary judgment [10-2], re motion to strike [10-3] 5pg(s) (PAK)

Feb. 26, 2002 PACER
27

DFT'S REPLY MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF IT'S partial motion to dismiss [10-1], to motion for summary judgment [10-2], to motion to strike [10-3] 16pg(s) (PAK)

Feb. 26, 2002 PACER
28

AFFIDAVIT of Michael Iwan regarding motion to dismiss [10-1], regarding motion for summary judgment [10-2], regarding motion to strike [10-3] 2pg(s) (PAK)

Feb. 26, 2002 PACER
29

AFFIDAVIT of Peter Cochrane regarding motion to dismiss [10-1], regarding motion for summary judgment [10-2], regarding motion to strike [10-3] 2pg(s) (PAK)

Feb. 26, 2002 PACER
30

SUPPLEMENTAL AFFIDAVIT of Angela Nguyen regarding motion to dismiss [10-1], regarding motion for summary judgment [10-2], regarding motion to strike [10-3] 2pg(s) (PAK)

Feb. 26, 2002 PACER
31

AFFIDAVIT of Ozzie Morris regarding motion to dismiss [10-1], regarding motion for summary judgment [10-2], regarding motion to strike [10-3] 3pg(s) (PAK)

Feb. 26, 2002 PACER
32

AFFIDAVIT of David A. Schimke regarding motion to dismiss [10-1], regarding motion for summary judgment [10-2], regarding motion to strike [10-3] 2+pg(s) (PAK)

Feb. 26, 2002 PACER
33

REPORT OF RULE 26(f) MEETING by pltfs & deft. (10pg(s) (DDB)

March 20, 2002 PACER
34

PRETRIAL SCHEDULING ORDER ( Magistrate Judge Arthur J. Boylan / 3/26/2) amend pleadings, adding parties & discovery during the pre-class certificaiton portion shall be completed by 1/15/3. (3pg(s) (cc: counsel) (DDB)

March 27, 2002 RECAP
35

NOTICE OF ATTORNEY WITHDRAWAL: terminating attorney David Lawrence Shulman for all pltfs. Attorney is no longer with the firm of Sprenger & Lang. (1pg(s) (DDB)

March 28, 2002 PACER
36

MINUTES:( Judge Donovan W. Frank / Bruce Tiffany) Deft's motion for partial dismissal [10-1] summary judgment [10-2] & to strike - Taken under advisement. Donovan W. Frank ) [10-3]. Parites may submit 2 to 3 page letter briefs on issue of extra territoral application of MHRA. (1pg(s) (DDB)

April 12, 2002 PACER
39

MINUTES:( Magistrate Judge Arthur J. Boylan / ) TELEPHONE CONFERENCE RE: DISCOVERY STATUS. (1pg(s) (DDB)

May 7, 2002 PACER
37

ORDER ( Magistrate Judge Arthur J. Boylan / 5/16/2) that 1.With respect to demographic information, Deft may limit production to race information, but may not limit said production to the races of African American & Caucasian; 2.With respect to employee complaints, Deft may limit its production to complaints of race discrimination & racial harassment, but may not limit said production to complaints by African American employees; & 3.Deft may exclude information relating to hourly employees. (2pg(s) (cc: all counsel) (DDB)

May 17, 2002 PACER
38

ORDER ( Magistrate Judge Arthur J. Boylan / 5/16/2) that 1.Stipulated Protective Order. Protective Order is granted in part. 2. Authorizations to Release Medical Records. Deft's request is granted in part. 3. Authorizations to Release Employment & Unemployment Compensation Records. Deft's request is granted in part. 4.Preservation of e-mail. Pltfs' request is granted. 5.Document Redaction. The Court will issue a separate written order on this issue. The parties may each submit a supplemental letter brief on this issue (limited to 5 pages) by 4:30 p.m. on Friday 5/10/2. 6. Next Status Conference. The next discovery management conference is set for 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, 6/4/2. (15pg(s) (cc: all counsel) (DDB)

May 20, 2002 RECAP
40

MINUTES:( Magistrate Judge Arthur J. Boylan / ) Telephone Conference re Discovery Issues. (1pg(s) (DDB)

June 4, 2002 PACER
41

ORDER ( Magistrate Judge Arthur J. Boylan / 6/5/2) that the Clerk of Court is directed to maintain the confidentiality of all documents filed in accordance with paragraph 9 of exhibit A. Whether the discovery period should begin on 6/1/94 or 1/1/92 shall be the subject of a formal motion practice. A hearing on said motion will be conducted before the undersigned commencing at 1:30 p.m. on Friday 6/21/2. Discovery Related to Salaried Non-Exempt Employees & Self-Critical Analysis Privilege will be addressed at the motions hearing scheduled to be heard on 6/21/2 at 1:30 p.m. (18pg(s) (cc: all counsel) (DDB)

June 5, 2002 RECAP
42

MOTION by pltfs to compel discovery ( to Magistrate Judge Arthur J. Boylan ) ret. on 6/21/2 at 1:30 p.m. (3pg(s) (DDB)

June 14, 2002 PACER
45

MEMORANDUM by deft in support of its motion for protective order [44-1]. (13 pg(s) (DDB)

June 14, 2002 PACER
43

MEMORANDUM by pltfs in support of their motion to compel discovery [42-1]. (57pg(s) (DDB)

June 14, 2002 PACER
46

AFFIDAVIT of Tracie Haagensen regarding deft's motion for protective order [44-1]. (2pg(s) (DDB)

June 14, 2002 PACER
47

AFFIDAVIT of Karen Oberle regarding deft's motion for protective order [44-1]. (7pg(s) (DDB)

June 14, 2002 PACER
48

AFFIDAVIT of Holly S.A. Eng regarding deft's motion for protective order [44-1]. (5pg(s) (DDB)

June 14, 2002 PACER
44

MOTION by deft for protective order( to Magistrate Judge Arthur J. Boylan ) ret. on 6/21/2 at 1:30 p.m. (3pg(s) (DDB)

June 19, 2002 PACER
49

REPLY by deft to pltfs' motion to compel discovery [42-1]. (7pg(s) (DDB)

June 19, 2002 PACER
50

REPLY by pltfs to their motion to compel discovery [42-1]. (12pg(s) (DDB)

June 19, 2002 PACER
51

DECLARATION of Lawrence P. Schaefer in support of pltfs' reply to their motion to compel discovery [42-1]. (7pg(s) (DDB)

June 19, 2002 PACER
52

APPEAL by pltfs' from Magistrate Judge's Order dated 6/5/2( to Judge Donovan W. Frank ) [41-1]. (3pg(s) (DDB)

June 19, 2002 PACER
53

MEMORANDUM by pltfs in support of their appeal from the Magistrate Judge's Order dated 6/5/2 [52-1]. (13pg(s) (DDB)

June 19, 2002 PACER
54

DECLARATION of Lawrence P. Schaefer in support of pltfs' appeal from & objection to the Magistrate Judge's Order dated 6/5/2 [52-1], [52-1]. (82pg(s) (DDB)

June 19, 2002 PACER
55

MINUTES:( Magistrate Judge Arthur J. Boylan / ) Motions for discovery. (1pg(s) (DDB)

June 21, 2002 PACER
56

ORDER ON MOTION TO COMPEL & FOR PROTECTIVE ORDER (Magistrate Judge Arthur J. Boylan / 6/21/2) that 1. Pltfs' motion to compel discovery is granted in part & denied in part [42-1]. 2. Deft's motion for protective order barring the discovery herein requested by pltfs is granted in part & denied in part [44-1]. (2pg(s) (cc: all counsel) (DDB)

June 21, 2002 RECAP
57

APPEAL from Magistrate Judge's Order dated 6/21/2 ( to Judge Donovan W. Frank ) [56-1]. (2pg(s) (DDB)

July 1, 2002 PACER
58

MEMORANDUM by deft in support of its APPEAL from Magistrate Judge's Order dated 6/21/2 [57-1]. (7pg(s) (DDB)

July 1, 2002 PACER
59

MINUTES:( Magistrate Judge Arthur J. Boylan / ) TELEPHONE CONFERENCE RE: DISCOVERY STATUS. (1pg(s) (DDB) Modified on 08/20/2002

July 2, 2002 PACER
60

ORDER AMENDING PRETRIAL SCHEDULING ORDER ( Magistrate Judge Arthur J. Boylan / 7/2/2) amending pleadings & adding parties is set for 3/17/03 (2pg(s) (cc: all counsel) (DDB)

July 2, 2002 RECAP
61

MEMORANDUM OF LAW by defendant in opposition to APPEAL by pltfs' from Magistrate Judge's Order dated 6/5/02. [52-1] 14 pg(s) (JVN)

July 2, 2002 PACER
62

AFFIDAVIT of Michael Iwan regarding appeal by pltfs' from Magistrate Judge's Order dated 6/5/02. [52-1] 9 pg(s) (JVN)

July 2, 2002 PACER
63

OBJECTIONS & APPEAL from Magistrate Judge's Order (to Judge Donovan W. Frank ) by pltfs concerning order dated 6/21/2 [56-1]. (3pg(s) ( Modified on 07/08/2002

July 3, 2002 PACER
64

MEMORANDUM by pltfs in support of their APPEAL from Magistrate Judge's Order dated 6/21/2 [63-1]. (10pg(s) ( Modified on 07/08/2002

July 3, 2002 PACER
65

DECLARATION of Lawrence P. Schaefer in support of pltfs' APPEAL from Magistrate Judge's Order dated 6/21/2 [63-1]. (2pg(s) +EXHIBITS (SEPARATE) ( Modified on 07/08/2002

July 3, 2002 PACER
66

TRANSCRIPT OF Hearing held 6/4/2 before the Honorable Magistrate Judge Arthur J. Boylan ( Leslie R. Pingley). (SEPARATE) (DDB)

July 8, 2002 PACER
67

MEMORANDUM, OPINION, AND ORDER: ( Judge Donovan W. Frank / 7/15/2) that 1. deft's Partial Motion to Dismiss is GRANTED IN PART & DENIED IN PART [10-1]. 2. Deft's Motion for Partial Summary Judgment is GRANTED IN PART & DENIED IN PART [10-2]. 3. Deft's Motion to Strike is DENIED [10-3]. (17pg(s) (cc: all counsel) (DDB)

July 15, 2002 RECAP
68

MEMORANDUM by pltf in opposition to deft's appeal motion from Magistrate Judge's Order [63-1]. (10 pg(s) (DDB)

July 15, 2002 PACER
69

DECLARATION of Susan M. Coler re pltf's memorandum in opposition to deft's APPEAL from Magistrate Judge's Order [63-1]. (45pg(s) (DDB)

July 15, 2002 PACER
70

MEMORANDUM by defendant in opposition to plaintiff's appeal from Magistrate Judge's Order of 6/21/02 denying motion to compel discovery related to salaried non-exempt employees and granting protective order [63-1] (9 pgs) (MKC)

July 18, 2002 PACER
71

TRANSCRIPT OF Hearing held 6/21/2 befoer the Honorable Magistrate Judge Arthur J. Boylan ( Leslie R. Pingley) (SEPARATE) (23pg(s) (DDB) Modified on 07/29/2002

July 26, 2002 PACER
72

ORDER ( Magistrate Judge Arthur J. Boylan / 8/9/02) that Plaintiff's motion to compel defendant to produce employee social secuurity numbers in it response to Plaintiffs' request for computerized date is GRANTED. The social security numbers will be produced for attorneys' eyes only as set out in the protecive order in this case. (2 pgs) (cc: all counsel) (MKC)

Aug. 9, 2002 RECAP
75

ATTORNEY SUBSTITUTION: terminating attorney Sara Louise Madsen for all pltfs in the above referenced matter. (1pg(s)(DDB) Modified on 09/12/2002

Aug. 16, 2002 PACER
73

MEMORANDUM, OPINION, AND ORDER: ( Judge Donovan W. Frank / 8/19/2) that 1. Pltfs' appeal from Judge Boylan's 6/5/2 Order is GRANTED. 2. Pltfs' Appeal of Judge Boylan's 6/21/2 Order is GRANTED. 3. Deft's Appeal of Judge Boylan's 6/21/2 Order is DENIED & the portion of the 6/21/2 Order commencing the discovery period on 1/1/92 is AFFIRMED [63-1], [57-1], [52-1]. (8pg(s) (cc: all counsel) (DDB)

Aug. 19, 2002 RECAP
74

MINUTES:( Magistrate Judge Arthur J. Boylan / ) TELEPHONE CONRERENCE RE: DISCOVERY STATUS. (1 pg(s) (DDB)

Sept. 3, 2002 PACER
76

MINUTES:( Magistrate Judge Arthur J. Boylan / ) Telephone Conference Re: Discovery status. Parties stipulated to amended scheduling order. Deft's informal discovery motion - taken under advisement. (1pg(s) (DDB)

Oct. 1, 2002 PACER
77

ORDER AMENDING PRETRIAL SCHEDULING ORDER ( Magistrate Judge Arthur J. Boylan / 10/1/2). (2 pg(s) (cc: all counsel) (DDB)

Oct. 1, 2002 RECAP
78

ORDER ( Magistrate Judge Arthur J. Boylan / 10/1/2) that pltf shall fully & completely answer Interrogatory #s 1 & 8. (2pg(s) (cc: all counsel) (DDB)

Oct. 1, 2002 RECAP
79

ATTORNEY SUBSTITUTION: terminating attorney Lisa C Stratton for all pltfs. No longer with the firm of Sprenger & Lang per her letter to the court dated 10/4/2. (1pg(s) (DDB)

Oct. 4, 2002 PACER
80

MOTION by deft for order for certification ( to Judge Donovan W. Frank ) (2pg(s) (DDB)

Oct. 11, 2002 PACER
81

MEMORANDUM by deft in support of its motion for order for certification [80-1]. (16pg(s) (DDB)

Nov. 1, 2002 PACER
82

AFFIDAVIT of Katie Pfeifer regarding deft's motion for order for certification [80-1]. (9pg(s) (DDB)

Nov. 1, 2002 PACER
83

AFFIDAVIT of Robert Topel regarding deft's motion for order for certification [80-1]. SEALED (SEPARATE) (DDB)

Nov. 1, 2002 PACER
84

RESPONSE by pltfs to deft's motion for order for certification of interlocutory appeal [80-1]. (11pg(s) (DDB)

Nov. 13, 2002 PACER
85

REPLY by deft in support of its motion for certification [80-1] (11pg(s) (DDB)

Nov. 22, 2002 PACER
86

MINUTES:( Magistrate Judge Arthur J. Boylan ) Monthly conference (by telephone ) re: discovery. Matters taken under advisement. Order to follow. 1 pg(s) (VEM)

Dec. 10, 2002 PACER
87

ORDER ( Magistrate Judge Arthur J. Boylan ) Pltf shall full and completely answer Interrogatory No. 1 of Cargill's Interrogatories to Pltf's Set III. Pltfs shall identify portions of the transcript where attorney client privilege was invoked and parties other than that deponent and counsel were present. Pltf's shall reveal the identity of third parties present during said conversations. 3 pg(s) (cc: all counsel) (VEM)

Dec. 11, 2002 RECAP
88

MEMORANDUM, OPINION, AND ORDER: ( Judge Donovan W. Frank ) deft's motion for certification is denied. [80-1] 3 pg(s) (cc: all counsel) (VEM)

Dec. 17, 2002 RECAP
90

RULE 7.1 DISCLOSURE STATEMENT by defendant Cargill Incorporated that none exist 2pg(s) (JMH)

Feb. 4, 2003 PACER
89

LETTER dated 2/3/03 from Susan M. Coler requesting Sara Madsen's name be removed from representing plaintiffs as she is no longer with the law firm of Sprenger & lang 1pg(s) (DFL)

Feb. 5, 2003 PACER
91

MINUTES OF TELEPHONE CONFERENCE: ( Magistrate Judge Arthur J. Boylan ), Re: discovery status 1pg(s) (DFL)

March 19, 2003 PACER
92

ORDER ( Magistrate Judge Arthur J. Boylan / 3/19/03) the subpoena issued to Bill Douglas shall remain in full force and effect; defendant file brief concerning any issues that it believes will arise on or before 4/18/03; plaintiff file reply brief on or before 5/2/03 hearing set for 10:00 a.m. on 5/9/03 2pg(s) (cc: all counsel) (DFL)

March 20, 2003 RECAP
93

MOTION by defendant for order to overcome attorney-client privilege and work product claims of R. Bill Douglas and others, and to amend pretrial schedule.( to Magistrate Judge Arthur J. Boylan ) ret. 5/9/03 at 10:00am. 4pg(s) (RJL) Modified on 06/26/2003

April 18, 2003 PACER
94

MEMORANDUM by defendant in support of motion for order to overcome attorney-client privilege and work product claims of R. Bill Douglas and others [93-1], of motion to amend pretrial schedule. [93-2] 24pg(s) (RJL)

April 18, 2003 PACER
95

AFFIDAVIT of Frederick L. Budde regarding motion for order to overcome attorney-client privilege and work product claims of R. Bill Douglas and others [93-1], regarding motion to amend pretrial schedule. [93-2] 4pg(s) (RJL)

April 18, 2003 PACER
96

AFFIDAVIT of Matthew E. Klein regarding motion for order to overcome attorney-client privilege and work product claims of R. Bill Douglas and others [93-1], regarding motion to amend pretrial schedule. [93-2] 5+pg(s) (SEPARATE) (RJL)

April 18, 2003 PACER
97

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff in support of motion for protective order. (SEPARATE & SEALED) (RJL)

May 2, 2003 PACER
98

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff in opposition to motion for order to overcome attorney-client privilege and work product claims of R. Bill Douglas and others [93-1], to motion to amend pretrial schedule. [93-2] (SEPARATE & SEALED) (RJL)

May 2, 2003 PACER
99

DECLARATION of Lawrence P. Schaefer in proceedings regarding deposition of R. Bill Douglas. (SEPARATE & SEALED) (RJL)

May 2, 2003 PACER
100

MOTION by defendant to quash, and/or to limit discovery by deposition regarding the putative deposition of Whitney MacMillan (to Magistrate Judge Arthur J. Boylan). ret 5/21/03 at 1:30 pm 1 pg(s) (JVN)

May 7, 2003 PACER

State / Territory: Minnesota

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Key Dates

Filing Date: Nov. 15, 2001

Closing Date: July 10, 2007

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

A group of current and former African American managers at Cargill

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Denied

Defendants

Cargill Inc. (Wayzata, Hennepin), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1981

State law

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Mixed

Nature of Relief:

Unknown

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Private Settlement Agreement

Issues

General:

Disparate Impact

Disparate Treatment

Pattern or Practice

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Pay / Benefits

Promotion

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

Black