Case: Rapier v. Ford Motor Co.

1:98-cv-05287 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Filed Date: Aug. 25, 1998

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Case Summary

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Warnell v. Ford Motor Co., Northern District of Illinois (1998)

People

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Judge(s)

Bucklo, Elaine E. (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Barber, Scott D. (Illinois)

Beem, Marc Oliver (Illinois)

Berger, Daniel L. (New York)

Kline, Mitchell (Illinois)

Lipin, Nancy (New York)

Roach, Kathleen Lynn (Illinois)

Smith, Vanessa L. (Illinois)

Stewart, Darnley D. (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Gladden, James W. (Illinois)

Judge(s)

Bucklo, Elaine E. (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Barber, Scott D. (Illinois)

Beem, Marc Oliver (Illinois)

Berger, Daniel L. (New York)

Kline, Mitchell (Illinois)

Lipin, Nancy (New York)

Roach, Kathleen Lynn (Illinois)

Smith, Vanessa L. (Illinois)

Stewart, Darnley D. (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Gladden, James W. (Illinois)

Other Attorney(s)

Hubert, Donald (Illinois)

Quinn, Carolyn G. (Illinois)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket [PACER]

Rapier v. Ford Mtr Co

Nov. 5, 2002 Docket

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Docket

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COMPLAINT; jury demand - Civil cover sheet - Appearance(s) of Daniel L Berger, Vanessa L. Smith, Darnley Stewart and Nancy Lipin as attorney(s) for plaintiffs ( no summons(es) issued.) ( Documents: 1-1 through 1-3) (yap) (Entered: 08/28/1998)

Aug. 25, 1998 PACER
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AMENDED COMPLAINT [1-1] by plaintiffs and jury demand; Notice of filing errata sheets (yap) (Entered: 09/14/1998)

Sept. 10, 1998 PACER
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RETURN OF SERVICE executed upon defendant Ford Mtr Co (c/o Marcia Goodman) on 8/31/98 (yap) (Entered: 09/23/1998)

Sept. 18, 1998 PACER
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RETURN OF SERVICE executed upon defendant Ford Mtr Co ( Will McGlory) on 9/14/98 (yap) (Entered: 09/23/1998)

Sept. 19, 1998 PACER
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MOTION by plaintiff for reassignment based on relatedness (Exhibits) (meg) (Entered: 10/07/1998)

Sept. 25, 1998 PACER
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ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant by James W. Gladden Jr., Marcia E. Goodman, Kristen Wenstrup Crosby, Maritoni D. Kane and Susan Diane Ehrmann (yap) (Entered: 10/09/1998)

Sept. 30, 1998 PACER
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MOTION by defendant to dismiss counts III, IV and V of plaintiff's complaint ; Notice of motion (yap) (Entered: 10/09/1998)

Sept. 30, 1998 PACER
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MEMORANDUM by defendant in support of his motion to dismiss counts III, IV and V of plaintiff's complaint [12-1] (yap) (Entered: 10/09/1998)

Sept. 30, 1998 PACER
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ANSWER by defendant to plaintiffs' class action complaint (yap) (Entered: 10/09/1998)

Sept. 30, 1998 PACER
5

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for plaintiffs by Vanessa L. Smith, Daniel Berger, Darnley Stewart and Nancy Lipin (yap) (Entered: 10/02/1998)

Oct. 1, 1998 PACER
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APPLICATION for leave to appear pro hac vice by Darnley D. Stewart for plaintiffs; Order entered granting leave by Hon. Milton I. Shadur (yap) (Entered: 10/09/1998)

Oct. 1, 1998 PACER
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APPLICATION for leave to appear pro hac vice by Nancy B. Lipin for plaintiffs; Order entered granting leave by Hon. Milton I. Shadur (yap) (Entered: 10/09/1998)

Oct. 1, 1998 PACER
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APPLICATION for leave to appear pro hac vice by Daniel E. Berger for plaintiffs; Order entered granting leave by Hon. Milton I. Shadur (yap) (Entered: 10/09/1998)

Oct. 1, 1998 PACER
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MINUTE ORDER of 10/6/98 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo : Plaintiffs' motion for reassignment based on relatedness is granted [6-1]. Accordingly, this case is forweded the the Executive Committee for a reassignment to my calendar as a related case to number 98 C 1503 which is on my calendar. (See reverse of minute order.) Mailed notice (meg) (Entered: 10/07/1998)

Oct. 6, 1998 PACER
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RESPONSE by defendant to plaintiffs' motion for reassignment based on relatedness (yap) (Entered: 10/09/1998)

Oct. 6, 1998 PACER
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ORDER regarding motion to dismiss counts III, IV and V of plaintiff's complaint [12-1] (yap) (Entered: 10/09/1998)

Oct. 8, 1998 PACER
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MINUTE ORDER of 10/8/98 by Hon. Milton I. Shadur: Enter order. Plaintiffs' response to defendant's motion to dismiss counts III, IV and V of plaintiff's complaint [12-1] is to be filed on or before 10/22/98. Defendant's reply is due 11/5/98. Mailed notice (yap) (Entered: 10/09/1998)

Oct. 8, 1998 PACER
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REASSIGNMENT ORDER of 10/7/98: Case reassigned to Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo pursuant General Rule 2.31. Case related 1:98-cv-1503 with 1:98-cv-5287. (For further detail see order.) Mailed notice (rmm) (Entered: 10/15/1998)

Oct. 13, 1998 PACER
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MINUTE ORDER of 10/19/98 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo: Ruling on defendant's motion to dismiss counts III, IV and V of plaintiff's complaint [12-1] set for 1/8/99 at 9:30 a.m. Mailed notice (yap) (Entered: 10/20/1998)

Oct. 19, 1998 PACER
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AGREED EMERGENCY MOTION by plaintiff for extension of time to respond to defendant's motion to dismiss ; Notice of emergency motion (yap) (Entered: 10/26/1998)

Oct. 22, 1998 PACER
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MINUTE ORDER of 10/23/98 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo: Plaintiffs' agreed motion for extension of time until 10/29/98 to respond to defendant's motion to dismiss [20-1] is granted. Accordingly, reply is extended to 11/12/98 [12-1]. Mailed notice (yap) (Entered: 10/26/1998)

Oct. 23, 1998 PACER
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MEMORANDUM by plaintiffs in opposition to defendant Ford Motor Company's motion to dismiss counts III, IV and V of plaintiff's complaint [12-1] (yap) (Entered: 11/02/1998)

Oct. 29, 1998 PACER
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COMPENDIUM of unreported cases by plaintiffs' (Attachments). (lal) (Entered: 11/03/1998)

Oct. 29, 1998 PACER
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AGREED MOTION by defendant for extension of time in which to reply to plaintiffs' memorandum in opposition ; Notice of motion (yap) (Entered: 11/10/1998)

Nov. 6, 1998 PACER
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MINUTE ORDER of 11/9/98 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo: Defendant's motion for extension of time in which to reply to plaintiffs' memorandum in opposition [24-1] is granted. Accordingly, defendant's reply brief is extended to 11/19/98 [12-1]. Mailed notice (yap) (Entered: 11/10/1998)

Nov. 9, 1998 PACER
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REPLY memorandum by defendant in support of its motion to dismiss counts III, IV and V of plaintiff's complaint [12-1] (yap) (Entered: 11/20/1998)

Nov. 19, 1998 PACER
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EXHIBITS by defendant to his reply memorandum in support of its motion to dismiss counts III, IV and Vm (yap) (Entered: 11/20/1998)

Nov. 19, 1998 PACER
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AGREED MOTION by plaintiff for entry of protective order ; Notice of motion (yap) (Entered: 01/15/1999)

Dec. 23, 1998 PACER
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AGREED PROTECTIVE ORDER (yap) (Entered: 01/15/1999)

Jan. 7, 1999 PACER
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MINUTE ORDER of 1/14/99 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo: Plaintiffs' agreed motion for entry of protective order [28-1] is granted. Enter agreed protective order. Mailed notice (yap) (Entered: 01/15/1999)

Jan. 14, 1999 PACER
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MOTION by plaintiffs for an extension of time in which to join parties and to file any motion to amend the pleadings ; Notice of motion (yap) (Entered: 01/27/1999)

Jan. 14, 1999 PACER
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MOTION by plaintiff for leave to amend plaintiffs' class action complaint (Exhibit); Notice of motion (yap) (Entered: 02/03/1999)

Jan. 22, 1999 PACER
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MINUTE ORDER of 1/26/99 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo: Plaintiffs' agreed motion for an extension of time until 1/22/99 in which to join parties [31-1] and to file any motion to amend the pleadings [31-2] is granted. Mailed notice (yap) (Entered: 01/27/1999)

Jan. 26, 1999 PACER
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MINUTE ORDER of 2/2/99 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo: Plaintiffs' motion for leave to amend their class action complaint [33-1] is granted. Telephoned notice (yap) (Entered: 02/03/1999)

Feb. 2, 1999 PACER
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MOTION by plaintiffs to compel defendant's production of documents ; Notice of motion (yap) Modified on 03/31/1999 (Entered: 02/16/1999)

Feb. 5, 1999 PACER
85

MOTION by plaintiffs to compel defendant's production of documents ; Notice (yap) (Entered: 03/04/2002)

Feb. 5, 1999 PACER
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MEMORANDUM of law by plaintiffs in support of their motion to compel defendant's production of documents [28-1] (Exhibits) (yap) Modified on 03/31/1999 (Entered: 02/16/1999)

Feb. 8, 1999 PACER
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MINUTE ORDER of 2/10/99 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo: Plaintiffs' agreed motion for leave to amend the scheduling order [35-1] is granted. Accordingly, plaintiffs' experts relating to class certification to be designated by 4/9/99. By the same date, plaintiffs to submit their motion for class certification and expert reports. Plaintiffs to make their experts available for deposition beginning on 4/16/99. Defendants have until 6/11/99 to designate its expert and file its response to plaintiffs' motion for class certification. Defendant shall make its experts available for deposition starting 6/18/99. Plaintiffs' reply is due by 7/9/99. No more extensions will be allowed. Ruling set for 7/16/99 is stricken; and reset for 9/10/99 at 10:00 a.m. Discovery on class certification to be completed by 3/19/99. Discovery on the merits shall be determined after class certification motion is fully submitted. Mailed notice (yap) Modified on 03/31/1999 (Entered: 02/11/1999)

Feb. 10, 1999 PACER
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MINUTE ORDER of 2/12/99 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo: Response to plaintiffs' motion to compel defendant's production of documents [28-1] is due by 2/19/99; and any reply by 2/26/99. Ruling set for 3/12/99 at 10:00 a.m. [28-1]. Mailed notice (yap) Modified on 03/31/1999 (Entered: 02/16/1999)

Feb. 12, 1999 PACER
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RESPONSE by defendant to plaintiffs' motion to compel defendant's production of documents [28-1] (Attachments); Notice of filing (yap) Modified on 03/31/1999 (Entered: 02/22/1999)

Feb. 19, 1999 PACER
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ANSWER by defendant to plaintiffs' first amended class action complaint and jury demand ; Notice of filing (yap) Modified on 03/31/1999 (Entered: 02/22/1999)

Feb. 19, 1999 PACER
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MOTION by defendant Ford Mtr Co for leave to file supplemental authority in support of defendant's motion to dismiss counts III, IV & V (Attachments); Notice of motion (eav) Modified on 03/31/1999 (Entered: 02/25/1999)

Feb. 23, 1999 PACER
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MINUTE ORDER of 2/24/99 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo : Defendant's motion for leave to file supplemental authority in support of defendant's motion to dismiss counts III, IV & V is granted. [33-1] Mailed notice (eav) Modified on 03/31/1999 (Entered: 02/25/1999)

Feb. 24, 1999 PACER
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REPLY memorandum of law by plaintiffs in further support of their motion to compel defendant's production of documents [28-1] (Exhibits) (yap) Modified on 03/31/1999 (Entered: 03/01/1999)

Feb. 26, 1999 PACER
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MOTION by defendant for leave to file a surreply to plaintiffs' reply in support of their motion to compel defendant's production of documents ; Notice of motion (yap) Modified on 03/31/1999 (Entered: 03/15/1999)

March 4, 1999 PACER
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MOTION by plaintiff for leave to amend the scheduling order ; Amended notice of motion; Notice of motion for leave to amend the scheduling order (yap) Modified on 03/31/1999 (Entered: 03/15/1999)

March 5, 1999 PACER
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MOTION by defendant Ford Mtr Co to compel compliance with discovery requests ; Notice of motion (yap) Modified on 03/31/1999 (Entered: 03/15/1999)

March 5, 1999 PACER
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MEMORANDUM by defendant in support of its motion to compel compliance with discovery requests [41-1] (Exhibits) (yap) Modified on 03/31/1999 (Entered: 03/15/1999)

March 5, 1999 PACER
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REPLY by plaintiff to Ford's opposition to Keith Hunt's motion to quash subpoena [36-1] (yap) Modified on 03/31/1999 (Entered: 03/11/1999)

March 10, 1999 PACER
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AMENDED memorandum by defendant in support of it's motion to compel compliance with his discovery requests [42-1] (Exhibits) (yap) Modified on 03/31/1999 (Entered: 03/15/1999)

March 10, 1999 PACER
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MINUTE ORDER of 3/12/99 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo : Status hearing set to 3/24/99 at 2:00 p.m. Various motions heard. Plaintiff's motion to quash subpoena (filed in 98 cv 5287) is granted with conditions. (See reverse) By 3/22/99 counsel (for all plaintiffs) shall file with the court & provide defendant with complete privilege log. Plaintiff's motion to compel defendant's production of documents [28-1] are granted in part (filed in 98 cv 5287). Various plaintiffs' motion to amend scheduling order (filed in 98 cv 5287) are granted. Status hearing set for 3/24/99 at 2:00 p.m. Class discovery will close 3/12/99. Plaintiffs' motion for class certification is due 5/3/99. Mailed notices by judge's staff (yap) Modified on 03/31/1999 (Entered: 03/15/1999)

March 12, 1999 PACER
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SURREPLY by defendant to plaintiffs' reply in support of their motion to compel his production of documents [41-1] (Attachments) (yap) Modified on 03/31/1999 (Entered: 03/15/1999)

March 12, 1999 PACER
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AFFIDAVIT of Vanessa L. Smith (yap) Modified on 03/31/1999 (Entered: 03/24/1999)

March 22, 1999 PACER
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APPLICATION for leave to appear pro hac vice by John P. Coffey for plaintiffs; Order entered granting leave by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo (yap) Modified on 03/31/1999 (Entered: 03/26/1999)

March 24, 1999 PACER
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MOTION by plaintiffs to reconsider the court's order entered 3/24/99 ; Notice of motion (yap) (Entered: 04/29/1999)

April 6, 1999 PACER
58

AGREED MOTION by defendant to clarify scheduling order ; Notice of agreed motion (yap) (Entered: 05/04/1999)

April 16, 1999 PACER
60

MOTION by plaintiff to file brief in excess of 15 pages ; Notice of motion (yap) (Entered: 05/04/1999)

April 23, 1999 PACER
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MEMORANDUM by defendant in support of its motion to bar evidence by individuals not indentified by plaintiffs in response to interrogatory No. 14 [61-1] or, in the alternative, to compel further answers to interrogatory No. 14 [61-2] (Exhibits) (yap) (Entered: 05/04/1999)

April 23, 1999 PACER
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MINUTE ORDER of 4/28/99 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo : Pretrial conference set for 5/18/00 at 4:30 p.m. Trial set for 7/3/00 at 10:00 a.m. Plaintiffs' motion to reconsider the court's order entered 3/24/99 [48-1] is granted. The 3/24/99 order was incorrect and the date set by that order is vacated. However, in the interest of completing this litigation, a definite date for the close of discovery is needed. Order all discovery to be completed by 12/31/99. Final pretrial order to be filed by 2/25/00. Responses to any motions in limine to be filed by 3/10/00. Mailed notice (yap) (Entered: 04/29/1999)

April 28, 1999 PACER
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MOTION by defendant to bar evidence by individuals not indentified by plaintiffs in response to interrogatory No. 14 or, in the alternative, to compel further answers to interrogatory No. 14 (Exhibits); Notice of motion (yap) (Entered: 05/04/1999)

April 28, 1999 PACER
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MINUTE ORDER of 5/3/99 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo: Defendant's agreed motion to clarify scheduling order [58-1] is granted as follows: Response to plaintiffs' motion for class certification [0-1] is due by 7/2/99; and any reply by 8/2/99 [0-1]. Ruling set for 9/10/99 is stricken; and reset for 10/8/99 at 10:00 a.m. Mailed notice (yap) (Entered: 05/04/1999)

May 3, 1999 PACER
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MINUTE ORDER of 5/3/99 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo: Defendant's motion to bar evidence by individuals not indentified by plaintiffs in response to interrogatory No. 14 [61-1] or, in the alternative, to compel further answers to interrogatory No. 14 [61-2] is granted. Plaintiff's motion to file brief in excess of 15 pages [60-1] is granted. No notice (yap) (Entered: 05/04/1999)

May 3, 1999 PACER
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MEMORANDUM, OPINION, AND ORDER (yap) (Entered: 05/19/1999)

May 18, 1999 PACER
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MINUTE ORDER of 5/18/99 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo: Enter Memorandum Opinion and Order denying defendant's motion to dismiss all of the plaintiffs' common law claims for lack of subject matter jurisdiction and the negligent supervision and retention claims for failure to state a claim [12-1]. Documents numbers [44-1], [45-1] and [46-1] are to be terminated as moot. Mailed notices by judge's staff (yap) (Entered: 05/19/1999)

May 18, 1999 PACER
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MINUTE ORDER of 7/2/99 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo: Defendant's motion to extend the page limit for its response to plaintiffs' joint motion for class certification [0-1] is granted. Telephoned notice (yap) (Entered: 07/07/1999)

July 2, 1999 PACER
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MOTION by plaintiffs to file brief in excess for fifteen (15) pages ; Notice (yap) (Entered: 08/13/1999)

Aug. 13, 1999 PACER
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MINUTE ORDER of 8/13/99 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo: Plaintiffs' motion instanter to file brief in excess for fifteen (15) pages [67-1] is granted. Mailed notice (yap) (Entered: 08/13/1999)

Aug. 13, 1999 PACER
69

MOTION by plaintiff instanter to file brief in excess for fifteen (15) pages ; Notice (yap) (Entered: 08/17/1999)

Aug. 13, 1999 PACER
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MINUTE ORDER of 10/15/99 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo: Enter Memorandum Opinion and Order granting plaintiff's joint motion to certify the class with respect to sex discrimination claims [0-1]. Plaintiffs' motion for consolidation of case numbers 98 C 1503 and 98 C 5287 is also granted. Plaintiff's motion to communicate with the class [0-1] is granted. Document number [0-1] in case number 98 cv 5287 is terminated as moot. Defendant's pending motions regarding discovery with respect to the class certification litigation are also denied as moot. Status hearing set to 10/29/99 at 10:15 a.m. (Entered Memorandum Opinion and Order). Telephoned notice (yap) (Entered: 10/18/1999)

Oct. 15, 1999 PACER
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MINUTE ORDER of 10/29/99 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo: The opinion dated 10/15/99 is amended only to include the text on the reverse side of this minute order. The text was inadvertently omitted from that opinion. (See reverse of minute order.) Mailed notice (yap) (Entered: 11/01/1999)

Oct. 29, 1999 PACER
72

MINUTE ORDER of 10/29/99 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo: Defendant's motion for reconsideration of the order dated 10/15/99 heard and continued to 11/5/99 at 10:15 a.m. No notice (yap) (Entered: 11/01/1999)

Oct. 29, 1999 PACER
73

MINUTE ORDER of 11/1/99 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo: The order entered on 10/29/99 amending the court's previous opinion is vacated. The opinion dated 10/15/99 is amended only to include the text on the reverse side of this minute order. The text was inadvertently omitted from that opinion. (See reverse of minute order.) Mailed notice (yap) (Entered: 11/02/1999)

Nov. 1, 1999 PACER
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MINUTE ORDER of 11/3/99 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo: Pursuant to parties' request, defendant's motion to reconsider [0-1] is continued to 11/12/99 at 9:45 a.m. No notice (yap) (Entered: 11/04/1999)

Nov. 3, 1999 PACER
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MINUTE ORDER of 11/22/99 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo: Plaintiffs' motion for approval of class notice is granted with the changes as set forth on the reverse side of this minute order. Ford Company's motion for reconsideration [0-1] is denied as moot. Status hearing set for 1/14/00 at 10:15 a.m. (See reverse of minute order.) Mailed notice (yap) (Entered: 11/23/1999)

Nov. 22, 1999 PACER
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MINUTE ORDER of 8/3/00 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo : Defendant's agreed motion to continue hearing set for 08/04/00 until 10:00 am on 08/18/00 is granted. No notice (ar) (Entered: 08/04/2000)

Aug. 3, 2000 PACER
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MINUTE ORDER of 8/25/00 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo : Stipulation and settlement agreement filed of record. Court grants preliminary approval of settlement. Any objections to be filed by 10/20/00. Responses to objections, if any, due 11/3/00. Fairness hearing set for 1:30 a.m. on 11/17/00. (Original stipulation filed in 98cv1503) Mailed notice (mbw) (Entered: 08/28/2000)

Aug. 25, 2000 PACER
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MINUTE ORDER of 11/17/00 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo: Parties appeared for fairness hearing. The Stipulation and the proposed settlement is approved. The amended complaints in both the Warnell and Rapier Actions are dismissed in their entirety on the merits, with prejudice, and without costs to any party. The court retains jurisdiction to enforce the terms of settlement. This judgment is entered pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P.54(b). The court awards plaintiffs' counsel attorneys' fees of $2,750,000.00 to be paid by Ford to Class Counsel. The court retains jurisdiction to consider supplemental application for fees and expenses incurred by plaintiffs' counsel in connection with claim process. (Entered Order Approving Settlement and Dismissing Action; Order Awarding Attorney's Fees and Expenses.) Terminating case. Mailed notice (kef) (Entered: 11/20/2000)

Nov. 17, 2000 PACER
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PRO SE APPEARANCE by Rhonda Evans, Gwajuana Gray. (mw) (Entered: 01/24/2002)

Jan. 18, 2002 PACER
80

MOTION by plaintiff Rhonda Evans to stop settlement agreement/claims process (Attachments); Notice. (mw) (Entered: 01/28/2002)

Jan. 18, 2002 PACER
81

MINUTE ORDER of 1/25/02 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo : Various plaintiffs' motion with respect to settlement [80-1] heard and continued to 02/25/02 at 10:00 a.m. Response to motion as set forth on the reverse side of this minute order is due by 02/08/02. (See reverse of minute order.) Mailed notice by judge's staff (mw) (Entered: 01/28/2002)

Jan. 25, 2002 PACER
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LETTER dated 01/29/02 from George F Galland Jr to the Court. (mw) (Entered: 02/14/2002)

Jan. 29, 2002 PACER
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MINUTE ORDER of 2/7/02 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo : Plaintiffs' motion for extension of time until 02/15/02 to respond to issues raised at 01/25/02 hearing [0-1] is granted. Mailed notice (mw) (Entered: 02/08/2002)

Feb. 7, 2002 PACER
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MINUTE ORDER of 2/25/02 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo : Hearing on plaintiffs' motion with respect to settlement [80-1] held; and continued to 04/11/02 at 10:00 a.m. Mailed notice (mw) (Entered: 02/26/2002)

Feb. 25, 2002 PACER
86

MINUTE ORDER of 4/5/02 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo : The hearing on individual plaintiffs' motions [80-1] set for 04/11/02, is vacated and the parties need not appear. Ruling on the pending motions will be by mail. However, plaintiffs' counsel shall submit, by 04/12/02, a written report detailing the status of the unpaid remainder of the settlement fund described in paragraph 15 of the stipulation and settlement agreement filed on 08/25/00. Mailed notice by judge's staff and Telephoned notice (mw) (Entered: 04/08/2002)

April 5, 2002 PACER
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MINUTE ORDER of 6/10/02 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo : Enter memorandum opinion and order denying plaintiff's motion to stop settlement agreement/claims process [80-1]. Class counsel are ordered to disgorge all contingent fees collected from named plaintiffs and to file proof of repayment, with interest at the prime rate as of today, no later than 07/01/02. A copy of this opinion will be sent to the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Committee and the New York State Bar Association's Committee on Professional Discipline. Entered Memorandum Opinion and Order. Mailed notice by judge's staff (mw) (Entered: 06/11/2002)

June 10, 2002 RECAP
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MINUTE ORDER of 6/13/02 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo : The memorandum opinion dated 06/10/02 is corrected as follows: In the first paragraph on page 7, following the quote, "[s]imilar to the way a plaintiff's attorney may be compensated by a contingent fee, a plaintiff class pays its attorneys by sharing its recovery with them.", the citation "id." is replaced with the citation, "Skelton, 860 F.2d at 252." Mailed notice (mw) (Entered: 06/14/2002)

June 13, 2002 PACER
89

MINUTE ORDER of 6/24/02 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo : Marc O. Beem's motion to withdraw his appearance as counsel in this case is granted withdrawing attorney Marc Oliver Beem for plaintiff Victoria Williams. Mailed notice (mw) (Entered: 06/25/2002)

June 24, 2002 PACER
92

MOTION by plaintiff for leave to file appearance of Fay Clayton on behalf of Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann, L.L.P. ; Notice. (mw) (Entered: 07/08/2002)

June 25, 2002 PACER
93

MOTION by Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann, LLP for reconsideration of memorandum opinion and order of 06/10/02 ; Declaration of Darnley D. Stewart (Attachments); Notice. (mw) (Entered: 07/08/2002)

June 25, 2002 PACER
90

SUPPLEMENTAL DECLARATION by Darnley D. Stewart confirming repayment of contingency fees. (mw) (Entered: 07/02/2002)

July 1, 2002 PACER
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CERTIFICATION by Darnley D. Stewart of Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP confirming repayment of contingency fees. (mw) (Entered: 07/02/2002)

July 1, 2002 PACER
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MINUTE ORDER of 7/3/02 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo : J. Timothy Eaton and Susan G. Feibus are given leave to file their appearances as counsel for Keith L. Hunt and Edward R. Vrdolyak respectively. Any objection to motion of class counsel to distribute the residual fund [0-1] is due by 07/15/02. Ruling to be made by 07/22/02. Fay Clayton's motion for leave to file appearance on behalf of Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossman, L.L.P. with relation to motion for reconsideration [92-1] is also granted. motions for reconsideration by Hunts and Vrdolyak [0-1] and Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossman [93-1] are taken under advisement. As to Vanessa Smith's motion, it is unclear how much Ms. Smith is to return. She has until 07/15/02 to inform the Court of the amount before I can rule on the motion to reconsider. Mailed notice (mw) (Entered: 07/08/2002)

July 3, 2002 PACER
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ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossman by Fay Clayton. (mw) (Entered: 07/08/2002)

July 3, 2002 PACER
96

RESPONSE by Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP to the letter of Victoria Williams to the court, dated 07/12/02 [0-1]; Notice. (fce) (Entered: 07/31/2002)

July 30, 2002 PACER
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MINUTE ORDER of 8/14/02 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo : Vanessa L. Smith's motion for reconsideration [186-1] is granted as follows: Ms. Smith may have until 12/31/02 to repay $55,500 received in contingency fees. Mailed notice by judge's staff (mw) (Entered: 08/15/2002)

Aug. 14, 2002 PACER
98

MINUTE ORDER of 8/14/02 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo : Class Counsel's motion for distribution of the residual fund [0-1] is granted. The $4,054,000 residual fund shall be distributed in equal lump-sum, direct payments to all class members employed by Ford on 11/17/00, the date this Court approved the final settlement (the date agreed upon by the panel of Monitors). All checks should be sent out by 10/01/02. (See reverse of minute order.) Mailed notice by judge's staff (mw) (Entered: 08/15/2002)

Aug. 14, 2002 PACER
99

MINUTE ORDER of 8/15/02 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo : Class counsel's request for evidentiary hearing on the question of intent is granted. Accordingly, evidentiary hearing is set for 10/23/02, at 10:00 a.m. Kathleen L. Roach of Sidley & Austin is hereby apppointed counsel for the named class plaintiffs. See reverse side for further detail. Order as to Althea Rapier, Jodi Farris, Rhonda Evans, Gwajuana Gray, Victoria Williams, Deanne Harrigan appointing attorney Kathleen Lynn Roach. (See reverse of minute order.) Mailed notice by judge's staff (mw) (Entered: 08/16/2002)

Aug. 15, 2002 PACER
100

MINUTE ORDER of 9/25/02 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo: Plaintiff's Motion for leave to file an additional appearance of the law firm of Riffner, Barber, Scott & Stefanowicz on behalf of certain of the named plaintiffs heard and the motion granted [0-1]. Pursuant to plaintiffs' unopposed oral motion, evidentiary hearing set for 10/23/02 is reset for 11/14/02 at 9:30 a.m. Plaintiff, Mary Philpott's motion pursuant to Rule 60(b) and for an injunction is denied in light of the settlement agreement approved by the court. Mailed notice (gcy) (Entered: 09/26/2002)

Sept. 25, 2002 PACER
101

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for Althea Rapier and Deanne Harrigan by Kathleen Roach. (gcy) (Entered: 09/27/2002)

Sept. 26, 2002 PACER
102

MINUTE ORDER of 10/2/02 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo: The letter to the court from Gwajuana Gray dated 09/30/02, which I treat as a motion for clarification on the question of who is eligible for payment, is granted as follows: I agree with Mr. Galland that the interpretation agreed upon by the panel, which is controlling, is as stated in Mr. Galland's letter dated 05/29/02 to class counsel and the EEOC and incorporated in my order of 08/14/02, all class members employed on 11/17/00, whether or not they filed a claim. Mailed notice by judge's staff (gcy) (Entered: 10/03/2002)

Oct. 2, 2002 PACER

State / Territory: Illinois

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Key Dates

Filing Date: Aug. 25, 1998

Case Ongoing: No

Defendants

Ford Motor Company, Private Entity/Person

Ford Stamping Plant, Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket