Case: Radmanovich v. Combined Ins. Co.

1:01-cv-09502 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Filed Date: Dec. 13, 2001

Closed Date: 2005

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Case Summary

On December 13, 2001, one current and nine former female agents and supervisors of defendant filed a lawsuit against defendant under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Chicago Branch. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, asked the court for monetary and injunctive relief, alleging that they had been discriminated by defendant in, inter alia, promotions, training, compensensation, hours, transfers and job assign…

On December 13, 2001, one current and nine former female agents and supervisors of defendant filed a lawsuit against defendant under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Chicago Branch. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, asked the court for monetary and injunctive relief, alleging that they had been discriminated by defendant in, inter alia, promotions, training, compensensation, hours, transfers and job assignments based on sex. The Complaint further alleged a pattern or practice of gender-based harassment at defendant as well as a hostile work environment.

The case was assigned to Judge James H. Alesia. On February 5, 2002, Judge Alesia concluded that joinder of the plaintiffs was improper under Fed. R. Civ. P. 20 and dismissed plaintiffs' complaint without prejudice.

On February 26,counsel for plaintiffs filed an Amended Complaint, naming Ms. Radmanovich as the sole class representative. In addition, plaintiffs' counsel filed nine additional cases on behalf of the other plaintiffs who were originally named in the action.

Eight of the nine additional suits were brought as individual actions, while one of them, the Palmer action (EE-IL-0284) was filed as another putative class action.

On May 1, 2003, the plaintiff filed a motion for class certification. However, on June 26, 2003, Judge Alesia denied the motion on the ground that the proposed class would be "totally unmanageable."

In November, 2003, the parties agreed to mediation in an effort to settle all of the pending cases. On March 3, 2004, the mediator proposed that all of the foregoing cases be settled for a totla payment by defendant of $8.5 million. On March 12, 2004, the parties indicated that they would accept the mediator's proposal.

On January 12, 2005, the court (Judge James Zagel) approved the parties' settlement.

Summary Authors

Kunyi Zhang (11/24/2010)

Related Cases

Palmer v. Combined Ins. Co. of Am., Northern District of Illinois (2002)

People

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Judge(s)

Zagel, James Block (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Beck-Fries, Bonnie Lou (Illinois)

Benassi, Patricia Clarke (Illinois)

Burger, Joan Harlow (Illinois)

Glink, Shona B. (Illinois)

Meites, Thomas R. (Illinois)

Mollica, Paul William (Illinois)

Novak, Sharon K. (Illinois)

Papachronis, Athena Marie (Illinois)

Raimond, Josie (Illinois)

Judge(s)

Zagel, James Block (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Beck-Fries, Bonnie Lou (Illinois)

Benassi, Patricia Clarke (Illinois)

Burger, Joan Harlow (Illinois)

Glink, Shona B. (Illinois)

Meites, Thomas R. (Illinois)

Mollica, Paul William (Illinois)

Novak, Sharon K. (Illinois)

Papachronis, Athena Marie (Illinois)

Raimond, Josie (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Bradford, Tracy Lee (Illinois)

Casey, Bernard John (Illinois)

Gibbs, Patrick E. (California)

Lynch, John P. (Illinois)

Mazura, Adrianne Clarise (Illinois)

Mester, Mark S. (Illinois)

Murphy, Kevin Mark (Illinois)

Rawlinson, Matthew (Illinois)

Slocum, Robert Bruce (Illinois)

Stevens, Douglas Robert (Illinois)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket

Radmanovich v.Combined Ins. Co.

Feb. 15, 2007 Docket
1

Complaint

Radmanovich v.Combined Ins. Co.

Dec. 13, 2001 Complaint
65

Motion to Reassign Related Case

Radmanovich v.Combined Ins. Co.

Sept. 4, 2003 Pleading / Motion / Brief
111

Corrected Stipulation of Settlement and Consent Decree

Radmanovich v.Combined Ins. Co.

Jan. 12, 2005 Settlement Agreement
80

Order Approving Settlement

Radmanovich v.Combined Ins. Co.

Jan. 12, 2005 Order/Opinion

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4251087/radmanovich-v-combined-ins-co/

Last updated May 11, 2022, 8 p.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT; jury demand - Civil cover sheet - Appearance(s) of Thomas R. Meites, Johanna Josie Raimond as attorney(s) for plaintiffs (One original and one copy summons(es) issued.) ( Documents: 1-1 through 1-3) (hp) (Entered: 12/13/2001)

Dec. 13, 2001 PACER
2

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for plaintiffs by Joan Harlow Burger, Patricia Benassi (yap) (Entered: 12/17/2001)

Dec. 14, 2001 PACER
3

REASSIGNMENT ORDER of 12/17/01 This case is reassigned from Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo to the Hon. James H. Alesia by lot. (For further detail see order.) Mailed notice (yap) (Entered: 12/19/2001)

Dec. 17, 2001 PACER
4

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant by Douglas Robert Stevens, Robert Bruce Slocum (yap) (Entered: 01/07/2002)

Dec. 21, 2001 PACER
5

MOTION by defendant for enlargment of time to answer or otherwise plead to plaintiffs' complaint ; Notice (yap) (Entered: 01/07/2002)

Dec. 21, 2001 PACER
6

MINUTE ORDER of 1/4/02 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo: Defendant's motion for extension of time to answer or otherwise plead to plaintiffs' complaint until 2/3/02 [5-1] is granted. Mailed notice (yap) (Entered: 01/07/2002)

Jan. 4, 2002 PACER
7

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant by Mark Steven Mester, John P. Lynch, Patrick E. Gibbs, Matthew Rawlinson (yap) (Entered: 02/04/2002)

Feb. 1, 2002 PACER
8

MOTION by defendant for attorney Shand S. Stephens to appear pro hac vice (Attachment); Notice (yap) (Entered: 02/06/2002)

Feb. 1, 2002 PACER
9

MOTION by defendant for leave to file additional appearance Mark S. Mester, John P. Lynch, Patrick E. Gibbs and Matthew Rawlinson (Attachment); Notice (yap) (Entered: 02/06/2002)

Feb. 1, 2002 PACER
10

AGREED MOTION by defendant for an extension of time in which to answer or otherwise plead to plaintiff's complaint ; Notice (yap) (Entered: 02/06/2002)

Feb. 1, 2002 PACER
11

MINUTE ORDER of 2/5/02 by Hon. James H. Alesia: Plaintiff is given 2/20/02 to file an amended complaint. See Bailey, et al vs. Northern Trust Co, 1996 F.R.D. 513 (N.D. Ill.2000). Defendant's motion for admission pro hac vice of Shand S. Stephens [8-1] is granted. Defendant's motion for leave to file additional appearance of Mark S. Mester, John P. Lynch, Patrick E. Gibbs and Matthew Rawlinson as additional counsel for defendant [9-1] is granted. Defendant's agreed motion for an extension of time to 3/7/02 in which to answer or otherwise plead to plaintiff's complaint [10-1] is granted. Mailed notice (yap) (Entered: 02/06/2002)

Feb. 5, 2002 PACER
13

MOTION by plaintiffs that the court dismiss without prejudice all but the first named plaintiff per its 2/5/02 order or reconsider that order (Attachment); Notice (yap) (Entered: 02/15/2002)

Feb. 8, 2002 PACER
12

RESPONSE by defendant to plaintiffs' February 8, 2002 motion (yap) (Entered: 02/12/2002)

Feb. 11, 2002 PACER
14

MINUTE ORDER of 2/12/02 by Hon. James H. Alesia: Status hearing set to 3/26/02 at 9:30 a.m. Plaintiffs' motion that the court dismiss without prejudice all but the first named plaintiff per its 2/5/02 order [13-1] or reconsider that order [13-2] is granted in part and denied in part. Plaintiffs Martha Mausshardt, Brenda Palmer, Vicky Miller, Maria Eason, Elke Budreau, Bonnie Shaffer, Patricia Schams, Terry Boebel and Cathy Aloffo are dismissed without prejudice as parties plaintiff. Remaining plaintiff Radmanovich is given to 2/27/02 to file an amended complaint; defendant is given ten days thereafter to answer or othewise plead. terminating plaintiffs party Cathy Aloffo, Terry Boebel, Patricia Schams, Bonnie Shaffer, Elke Budreau, Maria Eason, Vicky Miller, Brenda Palmer and Martha Mausshardt Mailed notice (yap) (Entered: 02/15/2002)

Feb. 12, 2002 PACER
15

FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT-class action [1-1] by plaintiff; jury demand; Notice. (hmb) (Entered: 02/27/2002)

Feb. 26, 2002 PACER
16

TRANSCRIPT of proceedings for the following date(s): 2/5/02 Before Honorable James H. Alesia (yap) (Entered: 03/05/2002)

March 5, 2002 PACER
17

ANSWER and affirmative defenses by defendant to plaintiff's first amended complaint [15-1] (yap) (Entered: 03/13/2002)

March 12, 2002 PACER
18

MOTION by defendant for clarification of status of subsequently-filled complaints ; Notice (yap) (Entered: 03/27/2002)

March 22, 2002 PACER
19

EXHIBITS by defendant motion to defendant's motion for clarification of status of subsequently-filled complaints [18-1] (Attachments) (yap) (Entered: 03/27/2002)

March 22, 2002 PACER
20

MINUTE ORDER of 3/26/02 by Hon. James H. Alesia : Status hearing held and continued to 4/16/02 at 9:30 a.m. Defendant's motion for clarification of status of subsequently-filled complaints [18-1] is granted. As the other nine lawsuits do not involve the same facts, do not grow out of the same transaction or occurrence, this court will not take them as related cases L.R.40.4. The cases were splilt as an improper joinder. Mailed notice (yap) (Entered: 03/27/2002)

March 26, 2002 PACER
21

MOTION by defendant to strike class allegations (yap) (Entered: 04/16/2002)

April 16, 2002 PACER
22

MEMORANDUM by defendant in support of his motion to strike class allegations [21-1] (yap) (Entered: 04/16/2002)

April 16, 2002 PACER
23

EXHIBITS by defendant Combined Ins Co to memorandum in support of his motion to strike class allegations [22-1] (yap) (Entered: 04/16/2002)

April 16, 2002 PACER
24

MINUTE ORDER of 4/16/02 by Hon. James H. Alesia : Status hearing held. Defendant's motion to strike class allegations [21-1] is to be filed on 4/16/02; answer due 4/30/02; reply due 5/7/02; rule by mail. Mailed notice (yap) (Entered: 04/17/2002)

April 16, 2002 PACER
25

BRIEF IN RESPONSE by plaintiff to defendant's motion to strike class allegations [21-1] (Attachments) (yap) (Entered: 05/01/2002)

April 30, 2002 PACER
26

TRANSCRIPT of proceedings for the following date(s): 4/16/02 Before Honorable James H. Alesia (yap) (Entered: 05/06/2002)

May 3, 2002 PACER
27

REPLY memorandum by defendant [21-1] (yap) (Entered: 05/08/2002)

May 7, 2002 PACER
28

TRANSCRIPT of proceedings for the following date(s): 3/26/02 Before Honorable James H. Alesia (yap) (Entered: 05/22/2002)

May 21, 2002 PACER
29

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant by Bernard John Casey (yap) (Entered: 06/05/2002)

June 4, 2002 PACER
30

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for plaintiffs by Paul William Mollica (yap) (Entered: 06/11/2002)

June 10, 2002 PACER
31

MINUTE ORDER of 6/13/02 by Hon. James H. Alesia: For the reasons stated on the reverse side of this order, defendant's motion to strike class allegations [21-1] is denied. (See reverse of minute order.) Mailed notice (yap) (Entered: 06/14/2002)

June 13, 2002 PACER
33

JOINT MOTION by plaintiff Traci Radmanovich and defendant Combined Ins Co for a stay pending mediation of this case and nine other cases (Attachments); Notice (yap) (Entered: 08/16/2002)

Aug. 5, 2002 PACER
32

AMENDED CERTIFICATE of SERVICE for joint motion for a stay pending mediation. (gcy) (Entered: 08/07/2002)

Aug. 6, 2002 PACER
34

AGREED MOTION by defendant Combined Ins Co for entry of protective order Notice (yap) (Entered: 08/16/2002)

Aug. 8, 2002 PACER
35

MINUTE ORDER of 8/15/02 by Hon. James H. Alesia : Status hearing set for 11/7/02 at 9:30 a.m. Joint motion for a stay pending mediation of this case and nine other cases [33-1] is granted; case is stayed 90 days. Defendant's Agreed Order for entry of protective order [34-1] is granted. (Entered Stipulation and Protective Order). Mailed notice (yap) (Entered: 08/16/2002)

Aug. 15, 2002 PACER
36

MOTION by defendant to withdraw the appearances of Douglas R. Stevens and Robert B. Slocum ; Notice (yap) (Entered: 08/30/2002)

Aug. 27, 2002 PACER
37

MINUTE ORDER of 8/29/02 by Hon. James H. Alesia: By agreement, defendant's motion to withdraw the appearances of Douglas R. Stevens and Robert B. Slocum as counsel for defendant [36-1] is granted; the firm of Latham & Watkins will continue to represent defendant. Mailed notice (yap) (Entered: 08/30/2002)

Aug. 29, 2002 PACER
38

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for plaintiff by Shona B. Glink (lc) (Entered: 01/10/2003)

Jan. 9, 2003 PACER
39

MINUTE ORDER of 1/9/03 by Hon. James H. Alesia : Status hearing held. Discovery cut-off for class certification is 2/10/03. Plaintiffs' oral motion to file plaintiffs' motion for class certification by 05/01/03 is granted; defendant's answer to motion for class certification is due by 05/22/03; reply is due by 06/06/03; rule by mail. Mailed notice (lc) (Entered: 01/10/2003)

Jan. 9, 2003 PACER
41

MOTION by plaintiff for extension of time to conduct class discovery (Attachment); Notice. (lc) (Entered: 02/05/2003)

Jan. 30, 2003 PACER
40

RESPONSE by defendant to plaintiff's motion for an extension of time for class discovery (Attachments). (ntf) (Entered: 02/04/2003)

Feb. 3, 2003 PACER
42

MINUTE ORDER of 2/4/03 by Hon. James H. Alesia : Plaintiff's motion for extension of time to conduct class discovery is granted [41-1]. Discovery cut-off for class certification is extended to 4/25/03. This is a final date. Mailed notice (lc) (Entered: 02/05/2003)

Feb. 4, 2003 PACER
43

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant by Kevin Mark Murphy (cdy) (Entered: 02/11/2003)

Feb. 10, 2003 PACER
44

TRANSCRIPT of proceedings for the following date(s): 2/4/03 Before Honorable James H. Alesia. (fce) (Entered: 04/02/2003)

April 1, 2003 PACER
45

AGREED MOTION by plaintiff to file additional appearance of Bonnie Beck-Fries and to file additional appearance pro hac vice of Sharon Novak (Attachments); Notice. (fce) (Entered: 04/11/2003)

April 2, 2003 PACER
46

MINUTE ORDER of 4/8/03 by Hon. James H. Alesia : Plaintiff's agreed motion as to file the appearance of Bonnie Beck-Fries as additional counsel for plaintiff is granted [45-1], and as to file additional appearance pro hac vice of Sharon Novak is granted subject to submission of the application for leave to appear pro hac vice and payment of the requisite fee [45-2]. Mailed notice (fce) (Entered: 04/11/2003)

April 8, 2003 PACER
47

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for plaintiff by Bonnie Lou Beck-Fries. (fce) (Entered: 04/11/2003)

April 8, 2003 PACER
48

APPLICATION for leave to appear pro hac vice for plaintiff by Sharon K. Novak; Order entered granting leave by Hon. James H. Alesia (Attachment). (fce) Modified on 04/23/2003 (Entered: 04/23/2003)

April 22, 2003 PACER
49

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for plaintiff Traci Radmanovich by Sharon Novak. (fce) (Entered: 04/23/2003)

April 22, 2003 PACER
52

MOTION by plaintiff to file a brief in excess of 15 pages instanter . (fce) (Entered: 05/09/2003)

May 1, 2003 PACER
53

MOTION by plaintiff for class certification ; Notice. (fce) (Entered: 05/09/2003)

May 1, 2003 PACER
50

RESPONSE by defendant to plaintiff's motion for leave to file an oversized memorandum (Attachments). (fce) (Entered: 05/05/2003)

May 2, 2003 PACER
54

NOTICE by plaintiff of motion for leave to file a brief in excess of 15 pages instanter [52-1]. (fce) (Entered: 05/09/2003)

May 2, 2003 PACER
55

AMENDED NOTICE by plaintiff of motion for class certification [53-1]. (fce) (Entered: 05/09/2003)

May 2, 2003 PACER
56

MOTION by plaintiff for leave to file a substitute memorandum in support of her motion for class certification ; Notice. (fce) (Entered: 05/09/2003)

May 2, 2003 PACER
51

RESPONSE by defendant to plaintiff's motion for leave to file a substitute memorandum. (fce) (Entered: 05/08/2003)

May 7, 2003 PACER
57

MINUTE ORDER of 5/8/03 by Hon. James H. Alesia : Plaintiff's motion to file a brief in excess of 15 pages instanter is denied [52-1]. Plaintiff's motion for class certification is withdrawn without prejudice [53-1]. Plaintiff's motion for leave to file a substitute memorandum in support of her motion for class certification is withdrawn [56-1]. Plaintiff's motion for class certification supported by a brief not to exceed 15 pages is due by 5/14/03; answer due by 5/28/03; reply due by 6/3/03; rule by mail. Mailed notice (fce) (Entered: 05/09/2003)

May 8, 2003 PACER
58

TRANSCRIPT of proceedings for the following date(s): 5/8/03 Before Honorable James H. Alesia. (fce) (Entered: 05/12/2003)

May 9, 2003 PACER
59

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff in support of class certification [53-1]. (fce) (Entered: 05/15/2003)

May 14, 2003 PACER
60

EXHIBITS by plaintiff to memorandum [59-1] in support of her motion for class certification (60-1 through 60-5). (fce) (Entered: 05/15/2003)

May 14, 2003 PACER
61

DEPOSITION APPENDIX filed by plaintiff. (fce) (Entered: 05/15/2003)

May 14, 2003 PACER
62

MEMORANDUM by defendant Combined Ins Co in opposition to plaintiff's motion for class certification [53-1]. (ntf) (Entered: 05/29/2003)

May 28, 2003 PACER
63

LIST OF EXCERPTED DEPOSITION TRANSCRIPTS, DISCOVERY RESPONSES AND OTHER MATERIALS CONTAINED ON COMPACT DISK by defendant (ntf) (Entered: 05/29/2003)

May 28, 2003 PACER
64

EXHIBITS by defendant to Combined's memorandum in opposition to plaintiff's motion for class certification [53-1] Volume 1 and II (64-1 through 64-2). (ntf) (Entered: 05/29/2003)

May 28, 2003 PACER
65

MOTION by plaintiff to strike brief in opposition to plaintiff's motion for class certification (Attachments); Notice. (fce) (Entered: 06/04/2003)

May 29, 2003 PACER
66

MINUTE ORDER of 6/3/03 by Hon. James H. Alesia : For the reasons stated on the reverse side of this order, the court grants plaintiff's emergency motion to strike brief [65-1]. The court strikes defendant's memorandum in opposition to plaintiff's motion for class certification [62-1]. Defendant is given until 6/5/03 to file a memorandum that complies with this order. Plaintiff is given until 6/12/03 to reply. (See reverse of minute order.) No notice (fce) (Entered: 06/04/2003)

June 3, 2003 PACER
67

MEMORANDUM by defendant in opposition to plaintiff's motion for class certification. (fce) (Entered: 06/09/2003)

June 5, 2003 PACER
68

EXHIBITS by defendant to memorandum in opposition to plaintiff's motion for class certification [67-1] (68-1 through 68-2). (fce) (Entered: 06/09/2003)

June 5, 2003 PACER
69

EXCERPTED deposition transcripts, discovery responses and other materials contained on compact disk submitted in connection with Combined's memorandum in opposition to plaintiff's motion for class certification by plaintiff (Attachment). (fce) (Entered: 06/12/2003)

June 5, 2003 PACER
70

MINUTE ORDER of 6/11/03 by Hon. James H. Alesia : Defendant is given leave to file excerpted deposition transcripts, discovery responses and other materials contained on compact disk submitted in connection with defendant's memorandum in opposition to plaintiff's motion for class certification nunc pro tunc to 6/5/03. Mailed notice (fce) (Entered: 06/12/2003)

June 11, 2003 PACER
71

REPLY memorandum by plaintiff in support of class certification. (fce) (Entered: 06/16/2003)

June 12, 2003 PACER
72

EXHIBITS by plaintiff to reply memorandum in support of class certification [71-1] (72-1 through 72-2). (fce) (Entered: 06/16/2003)

June 12, 2003 PACER
73

LIST of excerpted deposition transcripts contained on compact disc by plaintiff (Attachment). (fce) (Entered: 06/16/2003)

June 12, 2003 PACER
74

MINUTE ORDER of 6/13/03 by Hon. James H. Alesia : Plaintiff is given leave to file list of excerpted deposition transcripts contained on compact disc nunc pro tunc to 6/12/03. Mailed notice (fce) (Entered: 06/16/2003)

June 13, 2003 PACER
76

MOTION by plaintiff to correct filings (Attachment); Notice. (fce) (Entered: 06/27/2003)

June 23, 2003 PACER
75

RESPONSE by defendant to plaintiff's motion to correct recent filings (Attachments). (fce) (Entered: 06/26/2003)

June 25, 2003 PACER
77

MINUTE ORDER of 6/26/03 by Hon. James H. Alesia : Plaintiff's motion to correct filings is granted [76-1]. Defendant's response to said plaintiff's motion is treated as a motion to strike which is granted. Accordingly, all declarations and other new evidentiary material included in plaintiff's 6/12/03 reply memorandum are stricken and all declarations of persons plaintiff refused to make available for said deposition are stricken and disregarded by the court. No notice (fce) (Entered: 06/27/2003)

June 26, 2003 PACER
78

MINUTE ORDER of 6/26/03 by Hon. James H. Alesia : The court denies plaintiff's motion for class certification [59-1]. Entered Memorandum Opinion and Order. Telephoned notice (fce) (Entered: 06/27/2003)

June 26, 2003 RECAP
79

MOTION by plaintiff to serve notice under Rule 23(e) and (D)(2) and for stay of limitations (Attachments); Notice.(fce) Modified on 07/09/2003 (Entered: 07/09/2003)

July 1, 2003 PACER
81

RESPONSE by defendant to plaintiff's motion to serve notice under Rule 23(e) and (D)(2) [79-1] and for a stay of limitations [79-2] (Attachments). (fce) (Entered: 07/09/2003)

July 7, 2003 PACER
80

MINUTE ORDER of 7/8/03 by Hon. James H. Alesia : Plaintiff's reply to her motion to serve notice under Rule 23(e) and (D)(2) [79-1] and for stay of limitations [79-2] is due by 7/11/03; rule by mail. Status hearing set for 7/10/03 is stricken. Discovery cut-off date is 11/12/03 which includes experts, if any. Final pretrial order is to be submitted in open court on 12/11/03 at 9:30 a.m. Mailed notice (fce) (Entered: 07/09/2003)

July 8, 2003 PACER
82

REPLY by plaintiff in support of motion to serve notice under Rule 23(e) and (D)(2) [79-1] and for stay of limitations [79-2]. (fce) (Entered: 07/14/2003)

July 11, 2003 PACER
83

MINUTE ORDER of 7/15/03 by Hon. James H. Alesia : The court grants in part and denies in part plaintiff's motion to serve notice under Rule 23(e) and (d)(2) [79-1] and for stay of limitations [79-2] as follows: (1) the court grants plaintiff's motion to serve notice under Rule 23(e); (2) the court denies as moot plaintiff's motion to serve notice under Rule 23(d)(2); and (3) the court denies plaintiff's motion for stay of limitations. The court orders plaintiff's counsel to submit a draft Rule 23(e) notice by Tuesday, 7/29/03, for the court's approval. Entered Memorandum Opinion and Order. Telephoned notice (fce) (Entered: 07/16/2003)

July 15, 2003 RECAP
85

MOTION by plaintiff for leave to file entry of appearance of Athena M. Papachronis ; Notice. (fce) (Entered: 07/23/2003)

July 15, 2003 PACER
84

TRANSCRIPT of proceedings for the following date(s): 6/3/03 Before Honorable James H. Alesia. (fce) (Entered: 07/16/2003)

July 16, 2003 PACER
86

MINUTE ORDER of 7/22/03 by Hon. James H. Alesia : Status hearing is set for 7/31/03 at 9:30 a.m. Plaintiff's motion for leave to file entry of appearance of Athena M. Papachronis as additional counsel for plaintiff is granted subject to submitting the application to appear hac vice with payment of the fee unless a member of the U.S. District Court for the N.D. of IL; this court's attorney admissions coordinator could not verify membership [85-1]. Mailed notice (fce) (Entered: 07/23/2003)

July 22, 2003 PACER
87

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for plaintiff by Athena Marie Papachronis. (fce) (Entered: 07/23/2003)

July 22, 2003 PACER
88

FORM of notice regarding denial of class certification (Attachments). (gcy) (Entered: 07/31/2003)

July 29, 2003 PACER
89

TRANSCRIPT of proceedings for the following date(s): 7/22/03 before Honorable James H. Alesia (las) (Entered: 08/05/2003)

Aug. 4, 2003 PACER
90

MOTION by plaintiff to defer mailing of notice and to stay running of statute of limitations (Attachments); Notice (las) (Entered: 08/06/2003)

Aug. 5, 2003 PACER
91

RESPONSE by defendant to plaintiff's form of notice regarding denial of class certification (Attachments) (las) (Entered: 08/06/2003)

Aug. 5, 2003 PACER
92

RESPONSE by defendant Combined Ins Co to plaintiffs' 8/5/03 motion to defer mailing of notice and to toll the running of statute of limitations [90-1] (Attachments) (las) (Entered: 08/11/2003)

Aug. 11, 2003 PACER
93

RESPONSE by defendant Combined Ins Co to plaintiff's 9/4/03 motion for status regarding reassignment (Attachments) (las) (Entered: 09/09/2003)

Sept. 8, 2003 PACER
94

TRANSCRIPT of proceedings for the following date(s): 9/3/03 Before Honorable John W. Darrah (las) (Entered: 09/11/2003)

Sept. 10, 2003 PACER
96

REASSIGNMENT ORDER of 10/2/03 This case is reassigned to the Honorable James B. Zagel from Honorable John Darrah pursuant to Rule 13 of the Internal Operating Procedures of this Court . (For further detail see order.) Mailed notice (ntf) (Entered: 10/14/2003)

Oct. 2, 2003 PACER
95

TRANSCRIPT of proceedings for the following date(s): 07/08/03 Before Honorable James H. Alesia (ntf) (Entered: 10/06/2003)

Oct. 3, 2003 PACER
97

MINUTE ORDER of 10/21/03 by Hon. James B. Zagel : Status hearing set for 2/3/04 at 10:00 a.m. Further proceedings stayed pending mediation. Mailed notice (las) (Entered: 10/22/2003)

Oct. 21, 2003 PACER
98

MOTION by defendant for leave to substitute counsel for defendant ; Notice (las) (Entered: 03/17/2004)

March 8, 2004 PACER
99

MINUTE ORDER of 3/16/04 by Hon. James B. Zagel : Motion for leave to substitute counsel will be constured as a motion for leave to file the additional appearances of Adrianne C. Mazura and Tracy L. Bradford. Motion for leave to file additional appearances on behalf of defendant Combined Insurance Company of America is granted [98-1]. Mailed notice (las) (Entered: 03/17/2004)

March 16, 2004 PACER
100

TRANSCRIPT of proceedings for the following date(s): 2/3/04 Before Honorable James B. Zagel (las) (Entered: 03/18/2004)

March 17, 2004 PACER

State / Territory: Illinois

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

Private Employment Class Actions

Key Dates

Filing Date: Dec. 13, 2001

Closing Date: 2005

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Plaintiffs are former female employees of defendant.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Combined Insurance Company of America, Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Amount Defendant Pays: 8.5 Million

Content of Injunction:

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Discrimination Prohibition

Implement complaint/dispute resolution process

Monitor/Master

Other requirements regarding hiring, promotion, retention

Promotion

Issues

Discrimination-area:

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

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

Pay / Benefits

Promotion

Training

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits