Case: T.S. v. Twentieth Century Fox Television, Inc.

1:16-cv-08303 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Filed Date: Aug. 24, 2016

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Case Summary

This case involved claims arising from a juvenile detention center being used for a television show. Two children previously detained in the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center (JTDC) filed this class action lawsuit on August 24, 2016. Defendants included numerous Fox entertainment companies (collectively “Fox”); Cook County, Illinois; the Chief Judge of the District Court of Cook County; and various officials connected to JTDC. The complaint was brought under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and f…

This case involved claims arising from a juvenile detention center being used for a television show.

Two children previously detained in the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center (JTDC) filed this class action lawsuit on August 24, 2016. Defendants included numerous Fox entertainment companies (collectively “Fox”); Cook County, Illinois; the Chief Judge of the District Court of Cook County; and various officials connected to JTDC. The complaint was brought under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and filed with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (in Chicago). Allegedly, plaintiffs’ rights were violated due to the filming of the hit Fox television show, Empire, at JTDC. They sought disgorgement and monetary damages. Judge Amy St. Eve. was assigned.

The complaint was brought following the summer of 2015. Plaintiffs claimed JTDC locked down for approximately two weeks to be used as a set to shoot scenes for Empire. The plaintiffs alleged that the defendants knew the children housed at the JTDC would be confined to their cells and pods at the facility to make room for the shooting. Throughout the two weeks, numerous areas, including JTDC's school, its facilities for family visits, and the outdoor recreation yard, were placed off-limits to the children living there. The lockdown allegedly harmed the children of JTDC. It had “interrupted and degraded the rehabilitation and structured programming that is designed to address the problems that brought the children to the JTDC,” including the children’s access to education. Psychological damage was also alleged as children were forced to sit still in their pods, unable to get up from their chairs without permission, for days at a time.

The following claims were brought under 42 U.S.C. § 1983:

  1. Due process violations
  2. Unlawful seizure
  3. Monell liability (JTDC/Cook County official’s liability as final decision-makers)
  4. Joint action liability
  5. Respondeat superior (Fox defendants)
  6. Conspiracy

Additional claims were brought under Illinois state law:

  1. Breach of fiduciary duty (Cook County/JDTC defendants)
  2. Inducement of breach of fiduciary duty (Fox defendants)
  3. Intentional infliction of emotional distress
  4. Civil conspiracy
  5. Respondeat Superior
  6. Indemnification (Cook County defendants)

Plaintiffs filed an amended complaint on October 5, 2016. They clarified the allegations against Cook County’s Chief Judge. They particularly focused on the Chief Judge’s role as the final decisionmaker regarding the JTDC lockdowns.

Numerous defendants filed motions to dismiss on December 5, 2016. The court granted these motions in part on April 20, 2017. First, the court denied all defendants’ claims for qualified or Eleventh Amendment immunity. Second, the court dismissed counts II, V, and X. Third, the court dismissed counts IV, V, VIII, and IX, but also allowed plaintiffs to re-plead. 2017 WL 1425596.

On May 23, 2017, the plaintiffs filed a second amended complaint. They added an unjust enrichment claim (Count XIII) against Fox defendants and fixed the deficiencies in their earlier pleadings.

Fox filed a motion to dismiss several of the claims in this complaint on June 19, 2017. The court granted the motion in part on October 16, 2017. Counts IV, VI, and X were dismissed with prejudice. However, counts VIII and XIII proceeded. 2017 WL 4620841.

In March 2018, this case was reassigned to Judge Rebecca R. Pallmeyer.

Plaintiffs filed for partial summary judgment on December 9, 2019. They argued that Cook County’s Chief Judge was not entitled to Eleventh Amendment immunity in this case. Shortly after, in early 2020, the parties began settlement negotiations.

The court denied class certification on January 16, 2020. They cited plaintiffs’ failure to meet the requirements of Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) 23(a) and (b). However, the court stated plaintiffs could be in compliance with modifications to their motion. The court also encouraged parties to seek a settlement rather than continue litigation. 334 F.R.D. 518.

Defendant Chief Judge moved for summary judgment on January 17, 2020. He sought to dismiss all claims against himself. Stated reasons included his not being a person subject to suit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and the Eleventh Amendment's bar against lawsuits for damages against the states.

Plaintiffs renewed their motion to certify a class on June 15, 2020. Three days later, the motion's text was sealed at plaintiffs’ request. However, according to the court’s eventual order on June 10, 2021, three classes were requested. In order to narrow their focus plaintiffs required all class members detained at JDTC for at least 24 consecutive hours. Class 1 included all those confined to their pods longer than they otherwise would have been because of filming. This class had numerous subclasses involving the denial of various services during the filming period. Class 1(a) included those who did not receive at least one hour of “Large Muscle Exercise.” Class 1(b) included those who did not receive scheduled outdoor recreation. Class 1(c) included those who did not receive off-pod recreation or programming. Class 1(d) included those who did not travel to a nearby school for classes. Class 1(e) included those who did not receive various off-pod activities including “game room.” Class 1(f) included those who did not leave their pods for 24 consecutive hours. Class 2 included all those who had family visits during the June and July filming periods. Class 3 included all those confined in pods with populations that exceeded a safe capacity.

The court granted summary judgment for defendant Chief Judge on November 23, 2020. The court determined that Chief Judge acted as "an arm of the State of Illinois when he operat[ed] and administer[ed] the JTDC." As such, the Chief Judge was protected by the Eleventh Amendment's bar against lawsuits for damages against the states. Any § 1983 claims against this defendant were rendered moot. 502 F.Supp.3d 1285.

On December 16, 2020, defendants from Fox and Cook County filed an updated motion for summary judgment and a new motion for summary judgment, respectively.

On June 10, 2021, the court issued an order addressing plaintiffs’ claims and the renewed motion for class certification. 2021 WL 2376017. The court dismissed plaintiffs’ federal claims, including those regarding conditions of confinement. The court also granted in part plaintiffs’ renewed motion for class certification. The four classes certified were class 1(c) concerning off-pod recreation, class 1(d) concerning attending classes, class 1(e) concerning various off-pod activities, and class 3 concerning pods that exceeded a safe capacity. The remaining classes were denied. Classes 1(a) and 1(f) both failed the FRCP 23(b)(3) requirement that common questions must predominate over individual ones among class members. Classes 1, 1(b), and 2 all failed the FRCP 23(a)(3) requirement that claims of the parties representing the class be typical among class members.

In the same order, the Court addressed the plaintiff's state law claims. First, the court dismissed claims against Fox regarding unjust enrichment and inducement of Chief Judge’s alleged breach of fiduciary duty. The court determined that plaintiffs failed to show that Fox had actual knowledge of the alleged breach. Second, the court dismissed plaintiff's claim of intentional infliction of emotional distress. The Court stated that plaintiffs made "no effort to explain how [their] harm was sufficiently severe to support an IIED claim.” Third, the court did not dismiss claims regarding Cook County’s indemnification of defendant Chief Judge. Because Cook County funds the JTDC, it thus remains liable to indemnify claims arising within JTDC and the Chief Judge’s official capacity. Fourth, the court did not dismiss claims regarding defendant Chief Judge’s alleged breach of fiduciary duty. The court determined that a reasonable jury could find the Chief Judge had a guardian-ward relationship with the plaintiffs’ juvenile detainees.

The case is ongoing.

 

Summary Authors

Amelia Huckins (1/26/2017)

Rebecca Strauss (5/24/2018)

Alex Moody (4/13/2020)

Eric Gripp (7/16/2021)

People

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Judge(s)

Kim, Young B (Illinois)

Pallmeyer, Rebecca R. (Illinois)

St. Eve, Amy Joan (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Chardon, Alexis Garmey (Illinois)

Garcia, Mariah Esperanza (Illinois)

Garmey, Terrence D (Maine)

Hanebutt, Pamela Reasor (Illinois)

Kanovitz, Michael I. (Illinois)

Loevy, Jonathan I. (Illinois)

Pessin, Adam J. (Pennsylvania)

Judge(s)

Kim, Young B (Illinois)

Pallmeyer, Rebecca R. (Illinois)

St. Eve, Amy Joan (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Chardon, Alexis Garmey (Illinois)

Garcia, Mariah Esperanza (Illinois)

Garmey, Terrence D (Maine)

Hanebutt, Pamela Reasor (Illinois)

Kanovitz, Michael I. (Illinois)

Loevy, Jonathan I. (Illinois)

Pessin, Adam J. (Pennsylvania)

Razzano, Susan M. (Illinois)

Weil, Steve (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Catania, Francis J. (Illinois)

Chapin, Christina Rae (Illinois)

Dierkes, Michael T. (Illinois)

Dworkin, Hal (Illinois)

Fletcher-Thomas, Janine Nicole (Illinois)

Gillespie, Ryan (Illinois)

Henretty, Lyle Kevin (Illinois)

Horvat, T. Andrew (Illinois)

Jacobson, Jeffrey S. (New York)

James, Catherine E. (Illinois)

Kamper, Joi (Illinois)

Kay, Justin O'Neill (Illinois)

Longoria, Marissa D (Illinois)

Luzadder, Matthew Charles (Illinois)

Mikhail, Danielle (Illinois)

Morris, Patrick Daniel (Illinois)

Nowinski, Thomas Edward (Illinois)

West, Allyson Lynn (Illinois)

Zecchin, Anthony E. (Illinois)

Expert/Monitor/Master

Grady, Sarah (Illinois)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:16-cv-08303

Docket [PACER]

July 19, 2021

July 19, 2021

Docket
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1:16-cv-08303

Class Action Complaint

T.S. v. Twentieth Century Fox Television, Inc.

Aug. 24, 2016

Aug. 24, 2016

Complaint
23

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First Amended Class Action Complaint

Oct. 5, 2016

Oct. 5, 2016

Complaint
73

1:16-cv-08303

Memorandum Opinion and Order

T.S v. Twentieth Century Fox Television, Inc.

2017 WL 1425596

April 20, 2017

April 20, 2017

Order/Opinion
88

1:16-cv-08303

Second Amended Class Action Complaint

T.S. v. Twentieth Century Fox Television

May 23, 2017

May 23, 2017

Complaint
110

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Memorandum Order and Opinion

T.S. v. Twentieth Century Fox Television

2017 WL 4620841

Oct. 16, 2017

Oct. 16, 2017

Order/Opinion
319

1:16-cv-08303

Memorandum Order and Opinion

U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois

334 F.R.D. 518, 2020 WL 247463

Jan. 16, 2020

Jan. 16, 2020

Order/Opinion
434

1:16-cv-08303

Memorandum Opinion and Order

2021 WL 2376017

June 10, 2021

June 10, 2021

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/6093700/ts-v-twentieth-century-fox-television-inc/

Last updated Aug. 10, 2022, 3:12 a.m.

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COMPLAINT filed by Q.B., a minor by and through his grandparent and guardian, V.P, T.S., a minor by and through his parent and guardian, S.S. ; Jury Demand. Filing fee $ 400, receipt number 0752-12285760.(Weil, Stephen) (Entered: 08/24/2016)

Aug. 24, 2016

Aug. 24, 2016

Clearinghouse
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COMPLAINT filed by Q.B., a minor by and through his grandparent and guardian, V.P, T.S., a minor by and through his parent and guardian, S.S. ; Jury Demand. Filing fee $ 400, receipt number 0752-12285760.(Weil, Stephen) (Entered: 08/24/2016)

Aug. 24, 2016

Aug. 24, 2016

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CIVIL Cover Sheet (Weil, Stephen) (Entered: 08/24/2016)

Aug. 24, 2016

Aug. 24, 2016

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CIVIL Cover Sheet (Weil, Stephen) (Entered: 08/24/2016)

Aug. 24, 2016

Aug. 24, 2016

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ATTORNEY Appearance for Plaintiffs Q.B., a minor by and through his grandparent and guardian, V.P, T.S., a minor by and through his parent and guardian, S.S. by Stephen Heschel Weil (Weil, Stephen) (Entered: 08/24/2016)

Aug. 24, 2016

Aug. 24, 2016

PACER
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ATTORNEY Appearance for Plaintiffs Q.B., a minor by and through his grandparent and guardian, V.P, T.S., a minor by and through his parent and guardian, S.S. by Stephen Heschel Weil (Weil, Stephen) (Entered: 08/24/2016)

Aug. 24, 2016

Aug. 24, 2016

PACER
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ATTORNEY Appearance for Plaintiffs Q.B., a minor by and through his grandparent and guardian, V.P, T.S., a minor by and through his parent and guardian, S.S. by Pamela Reasor Hanebutt (Hanebutt, Pamela) (Entered: 08/24/2016)

Aug. 24, 2016

Aug. 24, 2016

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ATTORNEY Appearance for Plaintiffs Q.B., a minor by and through his grandparent and guardian, V.P, T.S., a minor by and through his parent and guardian, S.S. by Pamela Reasor Hanebutt (Hanebutt, Pamela) (Entered: 08/24/2016)

Aug. 24, 2016

Aug. 24, 2016

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ATTORNEY Appearance for Plaintiffs Q.B., a minor by and through his grandparent and guardian, V.P, T.S., a minor by and through his parent and guardian, S.S. by Susan M. Razzano (Razzano, Susan) (Entered: 08/24/2016)

Aug. 24, 2016

Aug. 24, 2016

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ATTORNEY Appearance for Plaintiffs Q.B., a minor by and through his grandparent and guardian, V.P, T.S., a minor by and through his parent and guardian, S.S. by Susan M. Razzano (Razzano, Susan) (Entered: 08/24/2016)

Aug. 24, 2016

Aug. 24, 2016

PACER

CASE ASSIGNED to the Honorable Amy J. St. Eve. Designated as Magistrate Judge the Honorable Young B. Kim. (daj, )

Aug. 24, 2016

Aug. 24, 2016

PACER

CASE ASSIGNED to the Honorable Amy J. St. Eve. Designated as Magistrate Judge the Honorable Young B. Kim. (daj, )

Aug. 24, 2016

Aug. 24, 2016

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MOTION by Plaintiffs Q.B., a minor by and through his grandparent and guardian, V.P, T.S., a minor by and through his parent and guardian, S.S. to Permit Guardians to Proceed Anonymously (Weil, Stephen) (Entered: 08/24/2016)

Aug. 24, 2016

Aug. 24, 2016

PACER
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MOTION by Plaintiffs Q.B., a minor by and through his grandparent and guardian, V.P, T.S., a minor by and through his parent and guardian, S.S. to Permit Guardians to Proceed Anonymously (Weil, Stephen) (Entered: 08/24/2016)

Aug. 24, 2016

Aug. 24, 2016

PACER
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NOTICE of Motion by Stephen Heschel Weil for presentment of motion for miscellaneous relief 6 before Honorable Amy J. St. Eve on 9/1/2016 at 08:30 AM. (Weil, Stephen) (Entered: 08/24/2016)

Aug. 24, 2016

Aug. 24, 2016

PACER
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NOTICE of Motion by Stephen Heschel Weil for presentment of motion for miscellaneous relief 6 before Honorable Amy J. St. Eve on 9/1/2016 at 08:30 AM. (Weil, Stephen) (Entered: 08/24/2016)

Aug. 24, 2016

Aug. 24, 2016

PACER

SUMMONS Issued as to Defendant The County of Cook, Illinois (pg, )

Aug. 29, 2016

Aug. 29, 2016

PACER

SUMMONS Issued as to Defendant The County of Cook, Illinois (pg, )

Aug. 29, 2016

Aug. 29, 2016

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SUMMONS Returned Executed by Q.B., T.S. as to The County of Cook, Illinois on 8/29/2016, answer due 9/19/2016. (Weil, Stephen) (Entered: 08/30/2016)

Aug. 30, 2016

Aug. 30, 2016

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SUMMONS Returned Executed by Q.B., T.S. as to The County of Cook, Illinois on 8/29/2016, answer due 9/19/2016. (Weil, Stephen) (Entered: 08/30/2016)

Aug. 30, 2016

Aug. 30, 2016

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WAIVER OF SERVICE returned executed by Q.B., T.S.. Fox Broadcasting Company, Inc. waiver sent on 8/29/2016, answer due 10/28/2016; Fox Entertainment Group, Inc. waiver sent on 8/29/2016, answer due 10/28/2016; Fox Networks Group, Inc. waiver sent on 8/29/2016, answer due 10/28/2016; Twentieth Century Fox Television, Inc. waiver sent on 8/29/2016, answer due 10/28/2016; Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. waiver sent on 8/29/2016, answer due 10/28/2016. (Attachments: # 1 Fox Entertainment Group LLC, # 2 Fox Networks Group, Inc., # 3 Twentieth Century Fox Television, # 4 Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc.)(Weil, Stephen) (Entered: 08/31/2016)

1 Fox Entertainment Group LLC

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2 Fox Networks Group, Inc.

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3 Twentieth Century Fox Television

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4 Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc.

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Aug. 31, 2016

Aug. 31, 2016

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WAIVER OF SERVICE returned executed by Q.B., T.S.. Fox Broadcasting Company, Inc. waiver sent on 8/29/2016, answer due 10/28/2016; Fox Entertainment Group, Inc. waiver sent on 8/29/2016, answer due 10/28/2016; Fox Networks Group, Inc. waiver sent on 8/29/2016, answer due 10/28/2016; Twentieth Century Fox Television, Inc. waiver sent on 8/29/2016, answer due 10/28/2016; Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. waiver sent on 8/29/2016, answer due 10/28/2016. (Attachments: # 1 Fox Entertainment Group LLC, # 2 Fox Networks Group, Inc., # 3 Twentieth Century Fox Television, # 4 Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc.)(Weil, Stephen) (Entered: 08/31/2016)

1 Fox Entertainment Group LLC

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2 Fox Networks Group, Inc.

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3 Twentieth Century Fox Television

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4 Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc.

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Aug. 31, 2016

Aug. 31, 2016

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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Amy J. St. Eve:Motion hearing held on 9/1/2016. Plaintiffs' motion to permit guardians to proceed anonymously 6 is entered and continued to 10/20/16 at 8:30 a.m. Status hearing set for 10/20/16 at 8:30 a.m. If no motion to dismiss is filed, a joint status report shall be filed by 10/17/16 if the defendants have appeared. Mailed notice (kef, ) (Entered: 09/01/2016)

Sept. 1, 2016

Sept. 1, 2016

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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Amy J. St. Eve:Motion hearing held on 9/1/2016. Plaintiffs' motion to permit guardians to proceed anonymously 6 is entered and continued to 10/20/16 at 8:30 a.m. Status hearing set for 10/20/16 at 8:30 a.m. If no motion to dismiss is filed, a joint status report shall be filed by 10/17/16 if the defendants have appeared. Mailed notice (kef, ) (Entered: 09/01/2016)

Sept. 1, 2016

Sept. 1, 2016

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ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendants Fox Broadcasting Company, Inc., Fox Entertainment Group, Inc., Fox Networks Group, Inc., Twentieth Century Fox Television, Inc., Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. by Jeffrey S. Jacobson (Jacobson, Jeffrey) (Entered: 09/07/2016)

Sept. 7, 2016

Sept. 7, 2016

PACER
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ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendants Fox Broadcasting Company, Inc., Fox Entertainment Group, Inc., Fox Networks Group, Inc., Twentieth Century Fox Television, Inc., Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. by Jeffrey S. Jacobson (Jacobson, Jeffrey) (Entered: 09/07/2016)

Sept. 7, 2016

Sept. 7, 2016

PACER
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ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendants Fox Broadcasting Company, Inc., Fox Entertainment Group, Inc., Fox Networks Group, Inc., Twentieth Century Fox Television, Inc., Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. by Matthew Charles Luzadder (Luzadder, Matthew) (Entered: 09/07/2016)

Sept. 7, 2016

Sept. 7, 2016

PACER
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ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendants Fox Broadcasting Company, Inc., Fox Entertainment Group, Inc., Fox Networks Group, Inc., Twentieth Century Fox Television, Inc., Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. by Matthew Charles Luzadder (Luzadder, Matthew) (Entered: 09/07/2016)

Sept. 7, 2016

Sept. 7, 2016

PACER
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ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendants Fox Broadcasting Company, Inc., Fox Entertainment Group, Inc., Fox Networks Group, Inc., Twentieth Century Fox Television, Inc., Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. by Catherine E. James (James, Catherine) (Entered: 09/07/2016)

Sept. 7, 2016

Sept. 7, 2016

PACER
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ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendants Fox Broadcasting Company, Inc., Fox Entertainment Group, Inc., Fox Networks Group, Inc., Twentieth Century Fox Television, Inc., Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. by Catherine E. James (James, Catherine) (Entered: 09/07/2016)

Sept. 7, 2016

Sept. 7, 2016

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ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendants Fox Broadcasting Company, Inc., Fox Entertainment Group, Inc., Fox Networks Group, Inc., Twentieth Century Fox Television, Inc., Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. by Jeffrey S. Jacobson (Amended) (Jacobson, Jeffrey) (Entered: 09/08/2016)

Sept. 8, 2016

Sept. 8, 2016

PACER
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ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendants Fox Broadcasting Company, Inc., Fox Entertainment Group, Inc., Fox Networks Group, Inc., Twentieth Century Fox Television, Inc., Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. by Jeffrey S. Jacobson (Amended) (Jacobson, Jeffrey) (Entered: 09/08/2016)

Sept. 8, 2016

Sept. 8, 2016

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ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendants Leonard Dixon, The County of Cook, Illinois by Thomas Edward Nowinski (Nowinski, Thomas) (Entered: 09/15/2016)

Sept. 15, 2016

Sept. 15, 2016

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ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendants Leonard Dixon, The County of Cook, Illinois by Thomas Edward Nowinski (Nowinski, Thomas) (Entered: 09/15/2016)

Sept. 15, 2016

Sept. 15, 2016

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MOTION by Defendants Leonard Dixon, The County of Cook, Illinois for extension of time to answer or otherwise plead (Unopposed) (Nowinski, Thomas) (Entered: 09/15/2016)

Sept. 15, 2016

Sept. 15, 2016

PACER
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MOTION by Defendants Leonard Dixon, The County of Cook, Illinois for extension of time to answer or otherwise plead (Unopposed) (Nowinski, Thomas) (Entered: 09/15/2016)

Sept. 15, 2016

Sept. 15, 2016

PACER
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NOTICE of Motion by Thomas Edward Nowinski for presentment of extension of time 16 before Honorable Amy J. St. Eve on 9/21/2016 at 08:30 AM. (Nowinski, Thomas) (Entered: 09/15/2016)

Sept. 15, 2016

Sept. 15, 2016

PACER
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NOTICE of Motion by Thomas Edward Nowinski for presentment of extension of time 16 before Honorable Amy J. St. Eve on 9/21/2016 at 08:30 AM. (Nowinski, Thomas) (Entered: 09/15/2016)

Sept. 15, 2016

Sept. 15, 2016

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ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendants Leonard Dixon, The County of Cook, Illinois by Anthony E. Zecchin (Zecchin, Anthony) (Entered: 09/15/2016)

Sept. 15, 2016

Sept. 15, 2016

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ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendants Leonard Dixon, The County of Cook, Illinois by Anthony E. Zecchin (Zecchin, Anthony) (Entered: 09/15/2016)

Sept. 15, 2016

Sept. 15, 2016

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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Amy J. St. Eve: Defendants Cook County and Leonard Dixon's unopposed motion for extension of time 16 is granted. Said defendants shall answer or otherwise plead by 10/28/16. Status hearing set for 10/20/16 is stricken and reset to 11/3/16 at 8:30 a.m. If no motion to dismiss is filed, a joint status report shall be filed by 10/31/16. Hearing on plaintiff's motion to Permit Guardians to Proceed Anonymously 6 set for 10/20/16 is stricken and reset to 11/3/16 at 8:30 a.m. No appearance is required on the 9/21/16 notice motion date. Mailed notice (kef, ) (Entered: 09/19/2016)

Sept. 19, 2016

Sept. 19, 2016

PACER
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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Amy J. St. Eve: Defendants Cook County and Leonard Dixon's unopposed motion for extension of time 16 is granted. Said defendants shall answer or otherwise plead by 10/28/16. Status hearing set for 10/20/16 is stricken and reset to 11/3/16 at 8:30 a.m. If no motion to dismiss is filed, a joint status report shall be filed by 10/31/16. Hearing on plaintiff's motion to Permit Guardians to Proceed Anonymously 6 set for 10/20/16 is stricken and reset to 11/3/16 at 8:30 a.m. No appearance is required on the 9/21/16 notice motion date. Mailed notice (kef, ) (Entered: 09/19/2016)

Sept. 19, 2016

Sept. 19, 2016

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MOTION by Plaintiffs Q.B., T.S. to amend/correct complaint 1 Unopposed Motion to Amend Complaint (Weil, Stephen) (Entered: 10/04/2016)

Oct. 4, 2016

Oct. 4, 2016

RECAP
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MOTION by Plaintiffs Q.B., T.S. to amend/correct complaint 1 Unopposed Motion to Amend Complaint (Weil, Stephen) (Entered: 10/04/2016)

Oct. 4, 2016

Oct. 4, 2016

RECAP
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NOTICE of Motion by Stephen Heschel Weil for presentment of motion to amend/correct, motion for relief 20 before Honorable Amy J. St. Eve on 10/10/2016 at 08:30 AM. (Weil, Stephen) (Entered: 10/04/2016)

Oct. 4, 2016

Oct. 4, 2016

PACER
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NOTICE of Motion by Stephen Heschel Weil for presentment of motion to amend/correct, motion for relief 20 before Honorable Amy J. St. Eve on 10/10/2016 at 08:30 AM. (Weil, Stephen) (Entered: 10/04/2016)

Oct. 4, 2016

Oct. 4, 2016

PACER
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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Amy J. St. Eve: Plaintiffs' unopposed motion for leave to file an amended complaint 20 is granted. No appearance is required on the notice motion date. Mailed notice (kef, ) (Entered: 10/05/2016)

Oct. 5, 2016

Oct. 5, 2016

PACER
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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Amy J. St. Eve: Plaintiffs' unopposed motion for leave to file an amended complaint 20 is granted. No appearance is required on the notice motion date. Mailed notice (kef, ) (Entered: 10/05/2016)

Oct. 5, 2016

Oct. 5, 2016

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First AMENDED complaint by Q.B., T.S. against Leonard Dixon, Fox Networks Group, Inc., John Does, The County of Cook, Illinois, Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc., Twentieth Century Fox Television, a division of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Fox Broadcasting Company, Fox Entertainment Group LLC, The Chief Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County in his official capacity and terminating Fox Television Group, Twentieth Century Fox Television, Inc., Fox Broadcasting Company, Inc. and Fox Entertainment Group, Inc. (Weil, Stephen) (Entered: 10/05/2016)

Oct. 5, 2016

Oct. 5, 2016

Clearinghouse
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First AMENDED complaint by Q.B., T.S. against Leonard Dixon, Fox Networks Group, Inc., John Does, The County of Cook, Illinois, Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc., Twentieth Century Fox Television, a division of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Fox Broadcasting Company, Fox Entertainment Group LLC, The Chief Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County in his official capacity and terminating Fox Television Group, Twentieth Century Fox Television, Inc., Fox Broadcasting Company, Inc. and Fox Entertainment Group, Inc. (Weil, Stephen) (Entered: 10/05/2016)

Oct. 5, 2016

Oct. 5, 2016

Clearinghouse

SUMMONS Issued as to Defendant The Chief Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County in his official capacity (pg, )

Oct. 6, 2016

Oct. 6, 2016

PACER

SUMMONS Issued as to Defendant The Chief Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County in his official capacity (pg, )

Oct. 6, 2016

Oct. 6, 2016

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SUMMONS Returned Executed by Q.B., T.S. as to The Chief Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County on 10/6/2016, answer due 10/27/2016. (Weil, Stephen) (Entered: 10/07/2016)

Oct. 7, 2016

Oct. 7, 2016

PACER
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SUMMONS Returned Executed by Q.B., T.S. as to The Chief Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County on 10/6/2016, answer due 10/27/2016. (Weil, Stephen) (Entered: 10/07/2016)

Oct. 7, 2016

Oct. 7, 2016

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ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendant The Chief Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County by T. Andrew Horvat (Horvat, T.) (Entered: 10/19/2016)

Oct. 19, 2016

Oct. 19, 2016

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ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendant The Chief Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County by T. Andrew Horvat (Horvat, T.) (Entered: 10/19/2016)

Oct. 19, 2016

Oct. 19, 2016

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MOTION by Defendant The Chief Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County for extension of time to file answer (Unopposed) (Horvat, T.) (Entered: 10/20/2016)

Oct. 20, 2016

Oct. 20, 2016

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MOTION by Defendant The Chief Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County for extension of time to file answer (Unopposed) (Horvat, T.) (Entered: 10/20/2016)

Oct. 20, 2016

Oct. 20, 2016

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NOTICE of Motion by T. Andrew Horvat for presentment of motion for extension of time to file answer 26 before Honorable Amy J. St. Eve on 10/26/2016 at 08:30 AM. (Horvat, T.) (Entered: 10/20/2016)

Oct. 20, 2016

Oct. 20, 2016

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NOTICE of Motion by T. Andrew Horvat for presentment of motion for extension of time to file answer 26 before Honorable Amy J. St. Eve on 10/26/2016 at 08:30 AM. (Horvat, T.) (Entered: 10/20/2016)

Oct. 20, 2016

Oct. 20, 2016

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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Amy J. St. Eve: Defendant The Chief Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County's unopposed motion for extension of time 26 is granted. Said defendant shall answer or otherwise plead by 11/10/16. No appearance is required on the 10/26/16 notice motion date. Mailed notice (kef, ) (Entered: 10/21/2016)

Oct. 21, 2016

Oct. 21, 2016

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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Amy J. St. Eve: Defendant The Chief Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County's unopposed motion for extension of time 26 is granted. Said defendant shall answer or otherwise plead by 11/10/16. No appearance is required on the 10/26/16 notice motion date. Mailed notice (kef, ) (Entered: 10/21/2016)

Oct. 21, 2016

Oct. 21, 2016

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MOTION by Plaintiffs Q.B., T.S. to amend/correct Unopposed Motion to Rename Parties and Amend the Docket (Weil, Stephen) (Entered: 10/26/2016)

Oct. 26, 2016

Oct. 26, 2016

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MOTION by Plaintiffs Q.B., T.S. to amend/correct Unopposed Motion to Rename Parties and Amend the Docket (Weil, Stephen) (Entered: 10/26/2016)

Oct. 26, 2016

Oct. 26, 2016

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NOTICE of Motion by Stephen Heschel Weil for presentment of motion to amend/correct 29 before Honorable Amy J. St. Eve on 11/3/2016 at 08:30 AM. (Weil, Stephen) (Entered: 10/26/2016)

Oct. 26, 2016

Oct. 26, 2016

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NOTICE of Motion by Stephen Heschel Weil for presentment of motion to amend/correct 29 before Honorable Amy J. St. Eve on 11/3/2016 at 08:30 AM. (Weil, Stephen) (Entered: 10/26/2016)

Oct. 26, 2016

Oct. 26, 2016

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MOTION by Plaintiffs Q.B., T.S. to amend/correct order on motion for extension of time to answer,, terminate deadlines and hearings, 28, order on motion for extension of time,,, terminate deadlines and hearings,,, set deadlines/hearings,,, set motion and R&R deadlines/hearings,, 19 Plaintiffs Unopposed Motion to Amend Schedule (Weil, Stephen) (Entered: 10/26/2016)

Oct. 26, 2016

Oct. 26, 2016

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MOTION by Plaintiffs Q.B., T.S. to amend/correct order on motion for extension of time to answer,, terminate deadlines and hearings, 28, order on motion for extension of time,,, terminate deadlines and hearings,,, set deadlines/hearings,,, set motion and R&R deadlines/hearings,, 19 Plaintiffs Unopposed Motion to Amend Schedule (Weil, Stephen) (Entered: 10/26/2016)

Oct. 26, 2016

Oct. 26, 2016

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NOTICE of Motion by Stephen Heschel Weil for presentment of motion to amend/correct,, motion for relief,,,,,,,,,,, 31 before Honorable Amy J. St. Eve on 11/3/2016 at 08:30 AM. (Weil, Stephen) (Entered: 10/26/2016)

Oct. 26, 2016

Oct. 26, 2016

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NOTICE of Motion by Stephen Heschel Weil for presentment of motion to amend/correct,, motion for relief,,,,,,,,,,, 31 before Honorable Amy J. St. Eve on 11/3/2016 at 08:30 AM. (Weil, Stephen) (Entered: 10/26/2016)

Oct. 26, 2016

Oct. 26, 2016

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ORDER: Plaintiffs' unopposed motion to rename parties and amend the docket 29 is granted. The Clerk's Office is directed to change Fox Broadcasting Company, Inc. to Fox Broadcasting Company; Fox Entertainment Group, Inc. to Fox Entertainment Group LLC; and Twentieth Century Fox Television, Inc. to Twentieth Century Fox Television, a division of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. The Clerk's Office is also directed to reinstate these defendants as parties. Plaintiffs' unopposed motion to amend schedule 31 is granted in part. Defendants shall answer or otherwise plead by 12/5/16. Plaintiffs' motion to permit guardians to proceed anonymously 6 is reset to 12/8/16 at 8:30 a.m. Status hearing set for 11/3/16 is stricken and reset to 12/8/16 at 8:30 a.m. at which time the court will set a briefing schedule. Notice motion date of 11/3/16 is stricken. Signed by the Honorable Amy J. St. Eve on 10/27/2016. Mailed notice (mc, ) (Entered: 10/27/2016)

Oct. 27, 2016

Oct. 27, 2016

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ORDER: Plaintiffs' unopposed motion to rename parties and amend the docket 29 is granted. The Clerk's Office is directed to change Fox Broadcasting Company, Inc. to Fox Broadcasting Company; Fox Entertainment Group, Inc. to Fox Entertainment Group LLC; and Twentieth Century Fox Television, Inc. to Twentieth Century Fox Television, a division of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. The Clerk's Office is also directed to reinstate these defendants as parties. Plaintiffs' unopposed motion to amend schedule 31 is granted in part. Defendants shall answer or otherwise plead by 12/5/16. Plaintiffs' motion to permit guardians to proceed anonymously 6 is reset to 12/8/16 at 8:30 a.m. Status hearing set for 11/3/16 is stricken and reset to 12/8/16 at 8:30 a.m. at which time the court will set a briefing schedule. Notice motion date of 11/3/16 is stricken. Signed by the Honorable Amy J. St. Eve on 10/27/2016. Mailed notice (mc, ) (Entered: 10/27/2016)

Oct. 27, 2016

Oct. 27, 2016

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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Amy J. St. Eve: Plaintiffs' motion to Permit Guardians to Proceed Anonymously 6 is entered. Defendants' response shall be filed by 11/3/16. Mailed notice (kef, ) (Entered: 10/27/2016)

Oct. 27, 2016

Oct. 27, 2016

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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Amy J. St. Eve: Plaintiffs' motion to Permit Guardians to Proceed Anonymously 6 is entered. Defendants' response shall be filed by 11/3/16. Mailed notice (kef, ) (Entered: 10/27/2016)

Oct. 27, 2016

Oct. 27, 2016

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MOTION by Plaintiffs Q.B., T.S. to Permit Serving of Document Preservation Subpoenas (Weil, Stephen) (Entered: 11/02/2016)

Nov. 2, 2016

Nov. 2, 2016

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MOTION by Plaintiffs Q.B., T.S. to Permit Serving of Document Preservation Subpoenas (Weil, Stephen) (Entered: 11/02/2016)

Nov. 2, 2016

Nov. 2, 2016

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NOTICE of Motion by Stephen Heschel Weil for presentment of motion for miscellaneous relief 35 before Honorable Amy J. St. Eve on 11/7/2016 at 08:30 AM. (Weil, Stephen) (Entered: 11/02/2016)

Nov. 2, 2016

Nov. 2, 2016

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NOTICE of Motion by Stephen Heschel Weil for presentment of motion for miscellaneous relief 35 before Honorable Amy J. St. Eve on 11/7/2016 at 08:30 AM. (Weil, Stephen) (Entered: 11/02/2016)

Nov. 2, 2016

Nov. 2, 2016

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CERTIFICATE of Service of Discovery Documents (Mincieli, Jonathan) (Entered: 11/03/2016)

Nov. 3, 2016

Nov. 3, 2016

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CERTIFICATE of Service of Discovery Documents (Mincieli, Jonathan) (Entered: 11/03/2016)

Nov. 3, 2016

Nov. 3, 2016

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NOTICE of Correction regarding certificate 37 . (kp, ) (Entered: 11/03/2016)

Nov. 3, 2016

Nov. 3, 2016

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NOTICE of Correction regarding certificate 37 . (kp, ) (Entered: 11/03/2016)

Nov. 3, 2016

Nov. 3, 2016

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MEMORANDUM by Fox Broadcasting Company, Fox Entertainment Group LLC, Fox Networks Group, Inc., Twentieth Century Fox Television, Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. in Opposition to motion for miscellaneous relief 35 (Jacobson, Jeffrey) (Entered: 11/04/2016)

Nov. 4, 2016

Nov. 4, 2016

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MEMORANDUM by Fox Broadcasting Company, Fox Entertainment Group LLC, Fox Networks Group, Inc., Twentieth Century Fox Television, Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. in Opposition to motion for miscellaneous relief 35 (Jacobson, Jeffrey) (Entered: 11/04/2016)

Nov. 4, 2016

Nov. 4, 2016

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MEMORANDUM by Fox Broadcasting Company, Fox Entertainment Group LLC, Fox Networks Group, Inc., Twentieth Century Fox Television, Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. in Opposition to motion for miscellaneous relief 35 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Jacobson, Jeffrey) (Entered: 11/04/2016)

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Nov. 4, 2016

Nov. 4, 2016

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MEMORANDUM by Fox Broadcasting Company, Fox Entertainment Group LLC, Fox Networks Group, Inc., Twentieth Century Fox Television, Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. in Opposition to motion for miscellaneous relief 35 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Jacobson, Jeffrey) (Entered: 11/04/2016)

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Nov. 4, 2016

Nov. 4, 2016

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REPLY by Plaintiffs Q.B., T.S. to motion for miscellaneous relief 35 (Weil, Stephen) (Entered: 11/04/2016)

Nov. 4, 2016

Nov. 4, 2016

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REPLY by Plaintiffs Q.B., T.S. to motion for miscellaneous relief 35 (Weil, Stephen) (Entered: 11/04/2016)

Nov. 4, 2016

Nov. 4, 2016

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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Amy J. St. Eve: Motion hearing held on 11/7/16. Plaintiffs' motion to permit serving of document preservation subpoenas 35 is granted in part as stated in open court. Defendants shall disclose the names of non-Fox employees and third parties as directed in court and file a response verifying whether or not there are non-Fox employees and third parties who may have relevant knowledge on the identified subjects by 11/11/16. Defense counsel must also advise Plaintiff's counsel if he can accept preservation subpoenas for the identified individuals. Plaintiffs' motion to permit guardians to proceed anonymously 6 is granted without objection.Mailed notice (kef, ) (Entered: 11/15/2016)

Nov. 7, 2016

Nov. 7, 2016

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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Amy J. St. Eve: Motion hearing held on 11/7/16. Plaintiffs' motion to permit serving of document preservation subpoenas 35 is granted in part as stated in open court. Defendants shall disclose the names of non-Fox employees and third parties as directed in court and file a response verifying whether or not there are non-Fox employees and third parties who may have relevant knowledge on the identified subjects by 11/11/16. Defense counsel must also advise Plaintiff's counsel if he can accept preservation subpoenas for the identified individuals. Plaintiffs' motion to permit guardians to proceed anonymously 6 is granted without objection.Mailed notice (kef, ) (Entered: 11/15/2016)

Nov. 7, 2016

Nov. 7, 2016

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RESPONSE by Fox Broadcasting Company, Fox Entertainment Group LLC, Fox Networks Group, Inc., Twentieth Century Fox Television, Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. to MOTION by Plaintiffs Q.B., T.S. to Permit Serving of Document Preservation Subpoenas 35 (Jacobson, Jeffrey) (Entered: 11/11/2016)

Nov. 11, 2016

Nov. 11, 2016

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RESPONSE by Fox Broadcasting Company, Fox Entertainment Group LLC, Fox Networks Group, Inc., Twentieth Century Fox Television, Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. to MOTION by Plaintiffs Q.B., T.S. to Permit Serving of Document Preservation Subpoenas 35 (Jacobson, Jeffrey) (Entered: 11/11/2016)

Nov. 11, 2016

Nov. 11, 2016

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MOTION TO DISMISS FOR FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIM (Horvat, T.) (Entered: 11/21/2016)

Nov. 21, 2016

Nov. 21, 2016

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MOTION TO DISMISS FOR FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIM (Horvat, T.) (Entered: 11/21/2016)

Nov. 21, 2016

Nov. 21, 2016

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MOTION by Defendants Leonard Dixon, Fox Broadcasting Company, Fox Entertainment Group LLC, Fox Networks Group, Inc., The County of Cook, Illinois, Twentieth Century Fox Television, Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. for leave to file excess pages (unopposed) (James, Catherine) (Entered: 11/30/2016)

Nov. 30, 2016

Nov. 30, 2016

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MOTION by Defendants Leonard Dixon, Fox Broadcasting Company, Fox Entertainment Group LLC, Fox Networks Group, Inc., The County of Cook, Illinois, Twentieth Century Fox Television, Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. for leave to file excess pages (unopposed) (James, Catherine) (Entered: 11/30/2016)

Nov. 30, 2016

Nov. 30, 2016

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NOTICE of Motion by Catherine E. James for presentment of motion for leave to file excess pages, 45 before Honorable Amy J. St. Eve on 12/5/2016 at 08:30 AM. (James, Catherine) (Entered: 11/30/2016)

Nov. 30, 2016

Nov. 30, 2016

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NOTICE of Motion by Catherine E. James for presentment of motion for leave to file excess pages, 45 before Honorable Amy J. St. Eve on 12/5/2016 at 08:30 AM. (James, Catherine) (Entered: 11/30/2016)

Nov. 30, 2016

Nov. 30, 2016

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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Amy J. St. Eve: Joint motion for leave to exceed page limitation 45 is granted. No appearance is required on the 12/5/16 notice motion date. Mailed notice (kef, ) (Entered: 12/02/2016)

Dec. 2, 2016

Dec. 2, 2016

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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Amy J. St. Eve: Joint motion for leave to exceed page limitation 45 is granted. No appearance is required on the 12/5/16 notice motion date. Mailed notice (kef, ) (Entered: 12/02/2016)

Dec. 2, 2016

Dec. 2, 2016

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Case Details

State / Territory: Illinois

Case Type(s):

Juvenile Institution

Special Collection(s):

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Aug. 24, 2016

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Two children who were detained in the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center during the summer of 2015. There are four court-certified classes: Class 1(c) concerning off-pod recreation; Class 1(d) concerning class attendance; Class 1(e) concerning various off-pod activities; Class 3 concerning pods that exceeded a safe capacity.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

Loevy & Loevy

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Twentieth Century Fox Television, Private Entity/Person

Cook County, Illinois (Chicago, Cook), County

Defendant Type(s):

Jurisdiction-wide

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

State law

Constitutional Clause(s):

Due Process

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: None Yet / None

Nature of Relief:

None yet

Source of Relief:

None yet

Issues

General:

Conditions of confinement

Confinement/isolation

Education

Juveniles

Library (non-law) access

Parents (visitation, involvement)

Recreation / Exercise

Sanitation / living conditions

Totality of conditions

Visiting

Type of Facility:

Government-run