Case: Vasich v. City of Chicago

1:11-cv-04843 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Filed Date: July 19, 2011

Closed Date: 2014

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Case Summary

On July 19, 2011, a female firefighter applicant of the Chicago Fire Department filed a class action lawsuit against Chicago in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Represented by private counsel, the plaintiff was later joined by eight other female firefighter applicants. Together, they sued Chicago on behalf of themselves and a class of women who were denied employment with the city's Fire Department based on their failure to pass the required physical ability test.S…

On July 19, 2011, a female firefighter applicant of the Chicago Fire Department filed a class action lawsuit against Chicago in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Represented by private counsel, the plaintiff was later joined by eight other female firefighter applicants. Together, they sued Chicago on behalf of themselves and a class of women who were denied employment with the city's Fire Department based on their failure to pass the required physical ability test.

Specifically, the plaintiffs alleged that the test was neither job related nor consistent with business necessity and that the city administered the test notwithstanding its disparate impact on women and the availability of less discriminatory alternatives. As a result, the plaintiffs claimed that the city's administration of the physical ability test constituted unlawful sex discrimination (in the form of both disparate impact and disparate treatment) under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. §2000e et seq. The plaintiffs sought declaratory and injunctive relief and back pay.

On September 5, 2013, the parties filed a proposed settlement agreement, and on December 20, 2013, the Court (Magistrate Judge Maria Valdez) issued a Final Judgment and Order approving it. Per the parties' agreement, the Court granted certification of a class that consisted of female applicants to the Chicago Fire Department who had passed the written qualifying exam but who had failed the physical ability test between December 2007 and April 10, 2010 and were therefore denied employment. As part of the settlement, Chicago agreed to discontinue use of the physical ability test and administer instead an interim test. Additionally, the city agreed to pay $1,590,023, which was divided among the class of non-hired settlement class members. The city also agreed to provide each named plaintiff with a back pay award ranging from $10,000 to $73,000. The case is now closed.

Summary Authors

Jordan Rossen (1/16/2014)

People

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Judge(s)

Tharp, John Joseph Jr. (Illinois)

Valdez, Maria G. (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Borgen, David (California)

Chan, Lin Yee (California)

Demchak, Teresa (California)

Malone, Susan Patricia (Illinois)

Ward, Torrick (Illinois)

Willenson, Marni (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Donham, Cary E. (Illinois)

Jackson, Heather Ann (Illinois)

Judge(s)

Tharp, John Joseph Jr. (Illinois)

Valdez, Maria G. (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Borgen, David (California)

Chan, Lin Yee (California)

Demchak, Teresa (California)

Malone, Susan Patricia (Illinois)

Ward, Torrick (Illinois)

Willenson, Marni (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Donham, Cary E. (Illinois)

Jackson, Heather Ann (Illinois)

Lynch, Erin K. (Illinois)

Schaller, Rachel L. (Illinois)

Seery, David (Illinois)

Slagel, Allan T. (Illinois)

Swabb, Timothy L. (Illinois)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket [PACER]

Jan. 10, 2014 Docket
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Complaint

July 19, 2011 Complaint
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Third Amended Complaint

Oct. 16, 2012 Complaint
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Memorandum Opinion and Order

Vasich v. Chicago

2013 WL 80372

Jan. 7, 2013 Order/Opinion
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Joint Stipulation and Class Action Settlement Agreement

2013 WL 6730106

Sept. 5, 2013 Order/Opinion
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Joint Stipulation and Class Action Settlement Agreement

Sept. 5, 2013 Settlement Agreement
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Final Judgment and Order [Approving Parties' Settlement]

Dec. 20, 2013 Order/Opinion

Docket

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

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COMPLAINT filed by Samantha Vasich; Filing fee $ 350, receipt number 0752-6197633.(Willenson, Marni) (Entered: 07/19/2011)

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CIVIL Cover Sheet (Willenson, Marni) (Entered: 07/19/2011)

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ATTORNEY Appearance for Plaintiff Samantha Vasich by Marni J. Willenson (Willenson, Marni) (Entered: 07/19/2011)

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ATTORNEY Appearance for Plaintiff Samantha Vasich by Susan Patricia Malone (Malone, Susan) (Entered: 07/19/2011)

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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice Filing fee $ 50, receipt number 0752-6201870. (Demchak, Teresa) (Entered: 07/19/2011)

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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice Filing fee $ 50, receipt number 0752-6201876. (Borgen, David) (Entered: 07/19/2011)

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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice Filing fee $ 50, receipt number 0752-6201892. (Chan, Lin) (Entered: 07/19/2011)

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EXHIBIT by Plaintiff Samantha Vasich Exhibits 1 and 2 to Complaint regarding complaint 1 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 -- EEOC Charge, # 2 Exhibit 2 -- Right to Sue Notice)(Willenson, Marni) (Entered: 07/21/2011)

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MINUTE entry before Honorable Ruben Castillo: Teresa Demchak's motion for leave to appear pro hac vice 5, David Borgen's motion for leave to appear pro hac vice 6, and Lin Chan's motion for leave to appear pro hac vice 7 are granted. Mailed notice (ma, ) (Entered: 07/25/2011)

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SUMMONS Issued as to Defendant City Of Chicago (ma,) (Entered: 07/26/2011)

July 25, 2011 PACER
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REQUEST for Clerk of Court to refund filing fee in the amount of $50.00, receipt no. 0752-6201837, (Demchak, Teresa) (Entered: 07/26/2011)

July 26, 2011 PACER
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SUMMONS Returned Executed by Samantha Vasich as to City Of Chicago on 7/27/2011, answer due 8/17/2011. (Malone, Susan) (Entered: 08/05/2011)

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AMENDED complaint by Samantha Vasich against City Of Chicago (Malone, Susan) (Entered: 08/16/2011)

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NOTICE by All Plaintiffs re amended complaint 13 (Malone, Susan) (Entered: 08/16/2011)

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ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendant City Of Chicago by David Justin Seery (Seery, David) (Entered: 08/17/2011)

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ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendant City Of Chicago by Timothy L. Swabb (Swabb, Timothy) (Entered: 08/17/2011)

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MINUTE entry before Honorable Ruben Castillo: After review of the initial pleadings in this case, this Court has decided to hold an expedited settlement conference. The parties are directed to file a joint status report on or before 9/29/2011. The Court will hold a settlement conference in chambers on 10/4/2011 at 1:30 PM. Clients with settlement authority are directed to appear or be available by telephone.Mailed notice (rao, ) (Entered: 08/24/2011)

Aug. 24, 2011 PACER
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MOTION by Defendant City Of Chicago for extension of time to file answer or otherwise plead and to reschedule settlement conference (Swabb, Timothy) (Entered: 08/30/2011)

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NOTICE of Motion by Timothy L. Swabb for presentment of motion for extension of time to file answer 18 before Honorable Ruben Castillo on 9/6/2011 at 09:45 AM. (Swabb, Timothy) (Entered: 08/30/2011)

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AMENDED NOTICE of Motion by Timothy L. Swabb for presentment of motion for extension of time to file answer 18 before Honorable Ruben Castillo on 9/6/2011 at 09:45 AM. (Swabb, Timothy) (Entered: 08/30/2011)

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RESPONSE by Rashaunda Dooley, Samantha Vasich to MOTION by Defendant City Of Chicago for extension of time to file answer or otherwise plead and to reschedule settlement conference 18 Plaintiffs' Statement of Non-Opposition to Motion (Willenson, Marni) (Entered: 08/31/2011)

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MINUTE entry before Honorable Ruben Castillo:Defendant's motion for an extension of time to answer or otherwise plead and to reschedule settlement conference 18 is granted. The parties are directed to file the joint status report on or before 10/6/2011. Settlement conference reset to 10/11/2011 at 1:30 PM. Clients with settlement authority are directed to appear or be available by telephone. Defendant to answer or otherwise plead to the complaint on or before 10/31/2011. Motion hearing set for 9/6/2011 and settlement conference set for 10/4/2011 are vacated. Mailed notice (rao, ) (Entered: 09/01/2011)

Sept. 1, 2011 PACER
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MOTION by Defendant City Of Chicago for extension of time to file Joint Motion To Reschedule The Initial Status Report And Settlement Conference (Swabb, Timothy) (Entered: 10/04/2011)

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Parties' Joint NOTICE of Motion by Timothy L. Swabb for presentment of motion for extension of time to file 23 before Honorable Ruben Castillo on 10/11/2011 at 09:45 AM. (Swabb, Timothy) (Entered: 10/04/2011)

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MINUTE entry before Honorable Ruben Castillo:Parties' joint motion to reschedule the initial status report and settlement conference 23 is granted. The parties are directed to file the joint status report on or before 11/7/2011. Settlement conference reset to 11/15/2011 at 12:30 PM. Clients with settlement authority are directed to appear or be available by telephone. Mailed notice (rao, ) (Entered: 10/05/2011)

Oct. 5, 2011 PACER
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ANSWER to amended complaint by City Of Chicago(Swabb, Timothy) (Entered: 10/31/2011)

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STATUS Report Joint Status Report by Rashaunda Dooley, Samantha Vasich (Willenson, Marni) (Entered: 11/07/2011)

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MINUTE entry before Honorable Ruben Castillo: Settlement conference reset to 11/16/2011 at 11:00 AM. Clients with settlement authority are directed to appear or be available by telephone. Settlement conference set for 11/15/2011 is vacated.Mailed notice (rao, ) (Entered: 11/09/2011)

Nov. 9, 2011 PACER
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MINUTE entry before Honorable Ruben Castillo: Settlement conference held in chambers. The parties should continue to engage in a cooperative, settlement process which fully utilizes an informal and full exchange of relevant information. The Court will hold a status hearing in open court on 12/14/2011 at 10:00 a.m. Enter Stipulated Protective Order as modified by the Court. (For further detail see separate order(s).) Mailed notice (ma,) (Entered: 11/17/2011)

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STIPULATED PROTECTIVE Order Signed by the Honorable Ruben Castillo on 11/16/2011. (ma,) (Entered: 11/17/2011)

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MOTION by Defendant City Of Chicago to stay all proceedings for 90 days (Swabb, Timothy) (Entered: 11/18/2011)

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JOINT AGREED NOTICE of Motion by Timothy L. Swabb for presentment of motion to stay 31 before Honorable Ruben Castillo on 11/29/2011 at 09:45 AM. (Swabb, Timothy) (Entered: 11/18/2011)

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MINUTE entry before Honorable Ruben Castillo:Joint agreed motion to stay all proceedings for 90 days 31 is granted. All proceedings are stayed for 90 days while the parties engage in an informal exchange of information and further settlement discussions. Status hearing reset to 1/17/2012 at 9:45 AM. Motion hearing set for 11/29/2011 and status hearing set for 12/14/2011 are vacated.Mailed notice (rao, ) (Entered: 11/28/2011)

Nov. 28, 2011 PACER
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MINUTE entry before Honorable Ruben Castillo:Parties' oral request to reset the status hearing is granted. Status hearing reset to 2/7/2012 at 9:45 AM. Status hearing set for 1/17/2012 is vacated.Mailed notice (rao, ) (Entered: 01/09/2012)

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ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendant City Of Chicago by Allan T. Slagel (Slagel, Allan) (Entered: 01/11/2012)

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ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendant City Of Chicago by Cary E. Donham (Donham, Cary) (Entered: 01/11/2012)

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ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendant City Of Chicago by Heather Ann Jackson (Jackson, Heather) (Entered: 01/11/2012)

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MINUTE entry before Honorable Ruben Castillo:The parties' oral request to reset the status hearing is granted in part. The Court will give the parties until the end of the month to try and settle this lawsuit. The status hearing is reset to 3/1/2012 at 9:45 AM. Counsel are directed to appear unless a stipulation dismissing this lawsuit is filed prior to that date. Status hearing set for 2/7/2012 is vacated.Mailed notice (rao, ) (Entered: 02/06/2012)

Feb. 6, 2012 PACER
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MINUTE entry before Honorable Ruben Castillo:The status hearing set for 3/1/2012 will begin at 11:00 AM.Mailed notice (rao, ) (Entered: 02/27/2012)

Feb. 27, 2012 PACER
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MINUTE entry before Honorable Ruben Castillo:Status hearing held on 3/1/2012. Plaintiff is granted leave to file a second amended complaint on or before 3/8/2012. The parties are directed to proceed with all discovery. Defendant's motion to strike class allegations and/or motion for summary judgment will be due on or before 5/1/2012. Plaintiff's response will be due on or before 5/29/2012. Defendant's reply will be due on or before 6/11/2012. The Court will rule by mail.Mailed notice (rao, ) (Entered: 03/01/2012)

March 1, 2012 PACER
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Second AMENDED complaint by Samantha Vasich, Rashaunda Dooley, Kimberly Bailey, Angela Minnick, Katrina L. Basic, Hayley Kristen Stafen, Janiece Theeke against All Defendants (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit 3, # 4 Exhibit 4, # 5 Exhibit 5, # 6 Exhibit 6, # 7 Exhibit 7, # 8 Exhibit 8, # 9 Exhibit 9, # 10 Exhibit 10, # 11 Exhibit 11)(Willenson, Marni) (Entered: 03/07/2012)

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March 7, 2012 PACER
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MOTION by Defendant City Of Chicago for extension of time to file answer regarding amended complaint, 41 (Donham, Cary) (Entered: 03/16/2012)

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NOTICE of Motion by Cary E. Donham for presentment of motion for extension of time to file answer, motion for relief 42 before Honorable Ruben Castillo on 3/21/2012 at 09:45 AM. (Donham, Cary) (Entered: 03/16/2012)

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MINUTE entry before Honorable Ruben Castillo:Defendant's motion to extend time to answer plaintiffs' second amended complaint 42 is granted. Defendant to answer or otherwise plead to the second amended complaint on or before 3/30/2012. The Court waives the time constraints for filing a motion to strike set forth in Rule 12(f)(2) so that a motion to strike certain class allegations can be filed on 5/1/2012. The motion hearing set for 3/21/2012 is vacated.Mailed notice (rao, ) (Entered: 03/20/2012)

March 20, 2012 PACER
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ANSWER to amended complaint THE CITY OF CHICAGO'S ANSWER AND AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSES TO SECOND AMENDED COMPLAINT by City Of Chicago(Donham, Cary) (Entered: 03/30/2012)

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MOTION by Defendant City Of Chicago for partial summary judgment (Donham, Cary) (Entered: 05/01/2012)

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MEMORANDUM by City Of Chicago in support of motion for partial summary judgment 46 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1-4)(Donham, Cary) (Entered: 05/01/2012)

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RULE 56.1(A)(3) Statement by City Of Chicago regarding motion for partial summary judgment 46 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1-3)(Donham, Cary) (Entered: 05/01/2012)

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May 1, 2012 PACER
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MOTION by Plaintiffs Rashaunda Dooley, Angela Minnick, Hayley Stafen, Janiece Theeke, Samantha Vasich for extension of time to file response/reply (Malone, Susan) (Entered: 05/14/2012)

May 14, 2012 PACER
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NOTICE of Motion by Susan Patricia Malone for presentment of motion for extension of time to file response/reply 49 before Honorable Ruben Castillo on 5/22/2012 at 09:45 AM. (Malone, Susan) (Entered: 05/14/2012)

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MINUTE entry before Honorable Ruben Castillo:Plaintiffs' agreed motion for 7-day extension of time to file response to motion for partial summary judgment 49 is granted. Plaintiffs' response to the City of Chicago's motion for partial summary judgment 46 is due on or before 6/5/2012. Defendant's reply will be due on or before 6/18/2012. The Court will rule by mail. The motion hearing set for 5/22/2012 is vacated.Mailed notice (rao, ) (Entered: 05/15/2012)

May 15, 2012 PACER
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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE ORDER: It appearing that, pursuant to the Executive Committee Order entered on May 18, 2012, the civil cases on the attached list have been selected for reassignment to form the initial calendar of the Honorable John J. Tharp, Jr., therefore IT IS HEREBY ORDERED That the attached list of 319 cases be reassigned to the Honorable John J. Tharp, Jr. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that this order shall become effective on Tuesday, June 5, 2012. Case reassigned to the Honorable John J. Tharp, Jr. for all further proceedings. Signed by Executive Committee on 6/1/2012. Mailed Notice (td, ) (Entered: 06/06/2012)

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MOTION by Defendant City Of Chicago to withdraw motion for partial summary judgment 46, Rule 56 statement 48, memorandum in support of motion 47 AGREED, MOTION by Defendant City Of Chicago for leave to file AMENDED MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT (Jackson, Heather) (Entered: 06/04/2012)

June 4, 2012 PACER
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NOTICE of Motion by Heather Ann Jackson for presentment of motion to withdraw,, motion for leave to file,, motion for relief,,,,, 52 before Honorable Ruben Castillo on 6/12/2012 at 09:45 AM. (Jackson, Heather) (Entered: 06/04/2012)

June 4, 2012 PACER
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MINUTE entry before Honorable Ruben Castillo:The motion hearing set before Judge Castillo on 6/12/2012 is vacated. Any pending motions should be re-noticed before Judge John J. Tharp, Jr.Mailed notice (rao, ) (Entered: 06/06/2012)

June 6, 2012 PACER
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MOTION by Defendant City Of Chicago to withdraw motion for partial summary judgment 46, Rule 56 statement 48, memorandum in support of motion 47 AGREED, MOTION by Defendant City Of Chicago for leave to file AMENDED MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT (Jackson, Heather) (Entered: 06/07/2012)

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NOTICE of Motion by Heather Ann Jackson for presentment of motion to withdraw,, motion for leave to file,, motion for relief,,,,, 56 before Honorable John J. Tharp Jr. on 6/12/2012 at 09:30 AM. (Jackson, Heather) (Entered: 06/07/2012)

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MINUTE entry before Honorable John J. Tharp, Jr: Defendants agreed motion to withdraw motion for partial summary judgment 46 and supporting documents and for leave to re-file amended motion for partial summary judgment 56 is granted. The defendants amended motion is due on June 12, 2012. Plaintiffs shall respond on or before June 28, 2012. Defendants reply is due by July 12, 2012. The motion will not be heard as noticed on June 12, 2012. Mailed notice (air, ) (Entered: 06/08/2012)

June 8, 2012 PACER
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MOTION by Defendant City Of Chicago for partial summary judgment (Donham, Cary) (Entered: 06/12/2012)

June 12, 2012 PACER
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RULE 56.1(A)(3) Statement by City Of Chicago regarding motion for partial summary judgment 59 The City of Chicago's Amended Statement of Undisputed Material Facts Pursuant to LR56.1(A)(3) (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1-6)(Donham, Cary) (Entered: 06/12/2012)

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MEMORANDUM by City Of Chicago in support of motion for partial summary judgment 59 Amended Memorandum in Support of City's Motion for Partial Summary Judgment (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1-4)(Donham, Cary) (Entered: 06/12/2012)

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MEMORANDUM by Kimberly Bailey, Katrina Basic, Rashaunda Dooley, Angela Minnick, Hayley Stafen, Janiece Theeke, Samantha Vasich in Opposition to motion for partial summary judgment 59 (Attachments: # 1 Plaintiffs Response to Movant's Statement and Statement of Additional Facts Pursuant to Local Rule 56.1(b)(3)(C), # 2 Declaration Declaration of Teresa Demchak)(Demchak, Teresa) (Entered: 06/28/2012)

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June 28, 2012 PACER
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ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendant City Of Chicago by Erin K. Lynch (Lynch, Erin) (Entered: 07/11/2012)

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MOTION by Defendant City Of Chicago for extension of time to file response/reply as to motion for partial summary judgment 59 (Lynch, Erin) (Entered: 07/11/2012)

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NOTICE of Motion by Erin K. Lynch for presentment of motion for extension of time to file response/reply, motion for relief 64 before Honorable John J. Tharp Jr. on 7/17/2012 at 09:30 AM. (Lynch, Erin) (Entered: 07/11/2012)

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MINUTE entry before Honorable John J. Tharp, Jr: Defendant City of Chicago's motion for extension of time 64 to file Reply in support of its Amended Motion for Partial Summary Judgment is granted. The Reply is due July 23, 2012. No appearance on the motion is required. Mailed notice (air, ) (Entered: 07/11/2012)

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REPLY by Defendant City Of Chicago to memorandum in opposition to motion, 62 Defendant's Reply to Plaintiffs' Response to Movant's Statement and Statement of Additional Facts Pursuant to Local Rule 56.1(B)(3)(C) (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1-5)(Donham, Cary) (Entered: 07/23/2012)

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REPLY by Defendant City Of Chicago to motion for partial summary judgment 59 Reply in Support of City's Motion for Partial Summary Judgment (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1-4, # 2 Exhibit 5-8)(Donham, Cary) (Entered: 07/23/2012)

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July 23, 2012 PACER
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MOTION by Plaintiffs Kimberly Bailey, Katrina Basic, Rashaunda Dooley, Angela Minnick, Hayley Stafen, Janiece Theeke, Samantha Vasich for leave to file Instanter Surreply and for Oral Argument (Demchak, Teresa) (Entered: 08/03/2012)

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NOTICE of Motion by Teresa Demchak for presentment of motion for partial summary judgment 59, motion for leave to file 69 before Honorable John J. Tharp Jr. on 8/8/2012 at 09:30 AM. (Demchak, Teresa) (Entered: 08/03/2012)

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MINUTE entry before Honorable John J. Tharp, Jr: Motion by Plaintiffs Kimberly Bailey, Katrina Basic, Rashaunda Dooley, Angela Minnick, Hayley Stafen, Janiece Theeke, and Samantha Vasich for leave to file Surreply and for Oral Argument 69 is denied. If the Court deems further written and/or oral submissions are appropriate, the parties will be notified. No appearance on the motion required.Mailed notice (air, ) (Entered: 08/03/2012)

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MOTION by Plaintiffs Kimberly Bailey, Katrina Basic, Rashaunda Dooley, Angela Minnick, Hayley Stafen, Janiece Theeke, Samantha VasichLeave To File Third Amended Complaint (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Memorandum of Points and Authorities, # 2 Exhibit Third Amended Complaint and Exhibits 1 to 17, # 3 Exhibit Declaration of Teresa Demchak ISO Plaintiffs' And Evans' Motion For Leave to File Third Amended Complaint to Join Evans As Plaintiff, # 4 Exhibit Declaration Of Jessifa Evans ISO Plaintiffs' And Evans" Motion For Leave To File Third Amended Complaint To Join Evans As Plaintiff)(Demchak, Teresa) (Entered: 10/08/2012)

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MOTION by Plaintiffs Kimberly Bailey, Katrina Basic, Rashaunda Dooley, Angela Minnick, Hayley Stafen, Janiece Theeke, Samantha VasichLeave To File Thrid Amended Complaint (Demchak, Teresa) (Entered: 10/08/2012)

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NOTICE of Motion by Teresa Demchak for presentment of motion for miscellaneous relief,, 72 before Honorable John J. Tharp Jr. on 10/11/2012 at 09:30 AM. (Demchak, Teresa) (Entered: 10/08/2012)

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MINUTE entry before Honorable John J. Tharp, Jr:Motion hearing held. Plaintiffs motion for leave to file Third Amended Complaint 72 is granted. Defendants oral motion for leave to answer by 11/1/12 is granted. Parties oral motion to refer case to the assigned Magistrate Judge for a settlement conference is granted. Case is referred to Magistrate Judge Valdez for settlement conference. Mailed notice (air, ) (Entered: 10/11/2012)

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Pursuant to Local Rule 72.1, this case is hereby referred to the calendar of Honorable Maria Valdez for the purpose of holding proceedings related to: settlement conference.(air, )Mailed notice. (Entered: 10/11/2012)

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MINUTE entry before Honorable Maria Valdez: This case has been referred to Judge Valdez to conduct a settlement conference. Judge Valdez requires full compliance with the Court's Standing Order of Settlement Conference found on the Judge's website available at www.ilnd.uscourts.gov. The parties shall jointly contact the courtroom deputy, Yolanda Pagan, at 312/408-5135 with mutually agreeable dates or appear at 10:00 a.m. on 10/18/12 to set a settlement conference date. Because of the volume of settlement conferences conducted by Judge Valdez, once a settlement conference date has been agreed upon, no continuance will be granted without a motion showing extreme hardship.Mailed notice (yp, ) (Entered: 10/12/2012)

Oct. 12, 2012 PACER
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Third AMENDED complaint by Hayley Stafen, Angela Minnick, Katrina Basic, Samantha Vasich, Kimberly Bailey, Rashaunda Dooley, Janiece Theeke against All Defendants (Demchak, Teresa) (Entered: 10/16/2012)

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ATTORNEY Appearance for Plaintiff Jennifer Roccasalva by Torrick Alan Ward (Ward, Torrick) (Entered: 10/18/2012)

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MOTION by Plaintiff Jennifer Roccasalva for joinder, MOTION by Plaintiff Jennifer Roccasalva to intervene (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit One)(Ward, Torrick) (Entered: 10/18/2012)

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NOTICE of Motion by Torrick Alan Ward for presentment of motion for joinder, motion to intervene 80 before Honorable John J. Tharp Jr. on 10/23/2012 at 09:30 AM. (Ward, Torrick) (Entered: 10/18/2012)

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MINUTE entry before Honorable Maria Valdez: Parties appeared prior to the matter being called for status hearing. Parties were given numerous dates for settlement conference setting. Parties are directed to meet and confer with their respective clients and jointly contact Yolanda Pagan at 312-408-5135 with agreeable date for settlement conference by no later than 10/25/12. Mailed notice (yp, ) (Entered: 10/18/2012)

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MINUTE entry before Honorable John J. Tharp, Jr:Motion hearing held. Jennifer Roccasalvas agreed motion to join or intervene as a plaintiff 80 is granted. Mailed notice (air, ) (Entered: 10/23/2012)

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MINUTE entry before Honorable Maria Valdez: Settlement Conference set for 2/26/2013 at 02:00 PM. Judge Valdez requires full compliance with the Court's Standing Order on Settlement Conference found on Judge Valdez's website available at www.ilnd.uscourts.gov, or the parties can contact courtroom deputy, Yolanda Pagan, at 312/408-5135 for a copy. Failure to comply with the provisions of the Court's Standing Order may result in the unilateral cancellation of the settlement conference by the Court. Absent leave from the Court, cancellation will result if the Plaintiff fails to submit to chambers copies of the settlement letters four days prior to the settlement conference. Because of the volume of settlement conferences conducted by Judge Valdez, once a settlement conference date has been agreed upon, no continuance will be granted without a motion showing extreme hardship.Mailed notice (yp, ) (Entered: 10/25/2012)

Oct. 25, 2012 PACER
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MOTION TO DISMISS FOR FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIM (Lynch, Erin) (Entered: 11/01/2012)

Nov. 1, 2012 PACER
86

MEMORANDUM by City Of Chicago in support of Motion to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim 85 (Lynch, Erin) (Entered: 11/01/2012)

Nov. 1, 2012 PACER
87

NOTICE of Motion by Erin K. Lynch for presentment of Motion to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim 85 before Honorable John J. Tharp Jr. on 11/8/2012 at 09:30 AM. (Lynch, Erin) (Entered: 11/01/2012)

Nov. 1, 2012 PACER
88

ANSWER to amended complaint and Affirmative Defenses by City Of Chicago(Lynch, Erin) (Entered: 11/01/2012)

Nov. 1, 2012 PACER
89

MOTION by Plaintiffs Kimberly Bailey, Katrina Basic, Rashaunda Dooley, Jessica Evans, Angela Minnick, Jennifer Roccasalva, Hayley Stafen, Janiece Theeke, Samantha Vasich to reassign case as related (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit)(Demchak, Teresa) (Entered: 11/01/2012)

1 Exhibit

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Nov. 1, 2012 PACER
90

NOTICE of Motion by Teresa Demchak for presentment of motion to reassign case, 89 before Honorable John J. Tharp Jr. on 11/8/2012 at 09:30 AM. (Demchak, Teresa) (Entered: 11/01/2012)

Nov. 1, 2012 PACER
91

RESPONSE by City Of Chicagoin Opposition to MOTION by Plaintiffs Kimberly Bailey, Katrina Basic, Rashaunda Dooley, Jessica Evans, Angela Minnick, Jennifer Roccasalva, Hayley Stafen, Janiece Theeke, Samantha Vasich to reassign case as related 89 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1-4)(Donham, Cary) (Entered: 11/06/2012)

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Nov. 6, 2012 PACER
92

MINUTE entry before Honorable John J. Tharp, Jr:Motion hearing held. Defendants motion to dismiss Count II of the Third Amended Complaint 85 is taken under advisement. Plaintiffs response is due 11/29/2012; reply due 12/14/2012. Plaintiffs motion to reassign case as related 89 is taken under advisement pending ruling by Judge Gottschall in Godfrey case 12c8601. Status hearing set for 1/24/2013 at 9:00 a.m.Mailed notice (air, ) (Entered: 11/09/2012)

Nov. 8, 2012 PACER
93

MEMORANDUM by Kimberly Bailey, Katrina Basic, Rashaunda Dooley, Jessica Evans, Angela Minnick, Jennifer Roccasalva, Hayley Stafen, Janiece Theeke, Samantha Vasich in Opposition to Motion to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim 85 (Demchak, Teresa) (Entered: 11/29/2012)

Nov. 29, 2012 PACER
94

RESPONSE by Jennifer Roccasalvain Opposition to MOTION TO DISMISS FOR FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIM 85 (Ward, Torrick) (Entered: 11/29/2012)

Nov. 29, 2012 PACER
95

Notice of New Authority by Rashaunda Dooley, Jessica Evans, Angela Minnick, Jennifer Roccasalva, Hayley Stafen, Janiece Theeke (Willenson, Marni) (Entered: 12/07/2012)

Dec. 7, 2012 PACER
96

NOTICE by All Plaintiffs of Notice of New Authority (Willenson, Marni) (Entered: 12/07/2012)

Dec. 7, 2012 PACER
97

REPLY by Defendant City Of Chicago to memorandum in support of motion 86, Motion to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim 85 Reply in Support of Defendant's Motion to Dismiss Count II of the Third Amended Complaint (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 and 2)(Slagel, Allan) (Entered: 12/14/2012)

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Dec. 14, 2012 PACER
98

MINUTE entry before Honorable John J. Tharp, Jr: Minute entry 92 is corrected as follows: Plaintiffs motion to reassign case as related 89 is taken under advisement pending ruling by Judge Gottschall on the related motions in Lewis v. City of Chicago, 98 C 5596.Mailed notice (air, ) (Entered: 12/19/2012)

Dec. 19, 2012 PACER
99

MOTION by Defendant City Of Chicago for leave to file Response to Plaintiffs' Notice of Relevant New Authority (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Response to Plaintiffs' Notice of Relevant New Authority)(Donham, Cary) (Entered: 01/04/2013)

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Jan. 4, 2013 PACER
100

NOTICE of Motion by Cary E. Donham for presentment of motion for leave to file 99 before Honorable John J. Tharp Jr. on 1/10/2013 at 09:30 AM. (Donham, Cary) (Entered: 01/04/2013)

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State / Territory: Illinois

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Key Dates

Filing Date: July 19, 2011

Closing Date: 2014

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

A class of female firefighter applicants who were denied employment after passing a written qualifying exam but failing the required physical ability test

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Chicago, City

Defendant Type(s):

Fire

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Monetary Relief

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Attorneys fees

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: $1,590,023

Order Duration: 2013 - 0

Issues

General:

Disparate Impact

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Hiring

Testing

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female