Case: Juarez v. Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Inc.

1:14-cv-05107 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Filed Date: July 9, 2014

Closed Date: 2015

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Case Summary

On July 9, 2014, a lawfully-present alien authorized to work in the U.S. under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) program filed this class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. The plaintiff sued Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance, Inc., under 42 U.S.C. § 1981, alleging discrimination based on alienage in the making of employment contracts. Represented by private counsel and MALDEF, he sought declaratory, injunctive, and monetary relie…

On July 9, 2014, a lawfully-present alien authorized to work in the U.S. under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) program filed this class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. The plaintiff sued Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance, Inc., under 42 U.S.C. § 1981, alleging discrimination based on alienage in the making of employment contracts. Represented by private counsel and MALDEF, he sought declaratory, injunctive, and monetary relief. Citing the defendant’s advertised practice of requiring new employees to have had three or more continuous years of U.S. residency, hold permanent visas, and read and write English fluently, the plaintiff alleged that the company unlawfully refused or rescinded employment contracts to individuals based on their status as non-citizens or permanent residents. The named plaintiff, who had applied for employment and interviewed with the defendant, alleged that after one of its employees learned of his status as a non-citizen without a green card, the company decided to decline him an employment contract because of his alienage status.

On September 4, 2014 the defendant filed a motion to dismiss the plaintiff’s complaint. After hearing oral arguments, Judge Katherine Forrest denied the motion to dismiss on November 11, 2014, holding that the plaintiff could successfully plead intentional discrimination by alleging that the defendant acted pursuant to a facially discriminatory policy. In this case, Judge Forrest found that the policy facially discriminated against lawfully present aliens without green cards, who, as lawfully present aliens, are protected by § 1981. 69 F.Supp.3d 364.

The defendants moved to appeal shortly after, and on December 20, 2014 Judge Forrest stayed the case pending the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit’s decision whether or not to accept the defendant’s interlocutory appeal. On March 17, 2015, the Second Circuit granted the defendants permission to appeal the District Court’s (non-final) denial of their motion to dismiss.

However, before appellate briefing, the parties settled, out-of-court. On May 20, 2015 the plaintiffs filed a stipulation for dismissal of the case with prejudice, with each party to pay their own fees and expenses. Although the details of the settlement are unclear, on August 19, 2015, MALDEF posted the following on Facebook, which appears to be related to the settlement in this case: "As part of an amicable legal agreement, MALDEF and Northwestern Mutual have launched a new recruitment program aimed at immigrants authorized to work, without sponsorship, including those in the DACA program, interested in a financial representative internship or financial representative contract." According to the post, individuals may be eligible for up to $7,500 in awards if they were told on or after July 1, 2010 that they were ineligible for a financial representative internship or contract because of their work authorization or immigration classification.

Summary Authors

Lauren Latterell Powell (10/1/2017)

People

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Judge(s)

Forrest, Katherine Bolan (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Cortez, Veronica (Illinois)

Eiland, Katrina L. (California)

Klein, Adam T. (New York)

Litrownik, Michael Noah (New York)

Miazad, Ossai (New York)

Quinto, Olivia J (New York)

Saenz, Thomas A. (California)

Steel, Lewis M (New York)

Viramontes, Victor (California)

Judge(s)

Forrest, Katherine Bolan (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Cortez, Veronica (Illinois)

Eiland, Katrina L. (California)

Klein, Adam T. (New York)

Litrownik, Michael Noah (New York)

Miazad, Ossai (New York)

Quinto, Olivia J (New York)

Saenz, Thomas A. (California)

Steel, Lewis M (New York)

Viramontes, Victor (California)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Haase, John A (Wisconsin)

Heaton, Paul F (Wisconsin)

Killeen, Brendan Thomas (New York)

Parlo, Christopher (New York)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:14-cv-05107

Docket [PACER]

Juarez v. The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Inc

June 4, 2015

June 4, 2015

Docket
2

1:14-cv-05107

Class Action Complaint

Juarez v. Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company

July 9, 2014

July 9, 2014

Complaint
44

1:14-cv-05107

Opinion and Order

Juarez v. The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Inc.

69 F.Supp.3d 364

Nov. 14, 2014

Nov. 14, 2014

Order/Opinion
69

1:14-cv-05107

Stipulation for Dismissal

Juarez v. The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company

June 1, 2015

June 1, 2015

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4353851/juarez-v-the-northwestern-mutual-life-insurance-company-inc/

Last updated Aug. 5, 2022, 3:04 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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CIVIL COVER SHEET filed. (lcu) (Entered: 07/11/2014)

July 9, 2014

July 9, 2014

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COMPLAINT against The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Inc. (Filing Fee $ 350.00.)Document filed by Ruben Juarez.(lcu) (Entered: 07/11/2014)

July 9, 2014

July 9, 2014

PACER

SUMMONS ISSUED as to The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Inc. (lcu)

July 9, 2014

July 9, 2014

PACER

Case Designated ECF. (lcu)

July 9, 2014

July 9, 2014

PACER
3

STANDING ORDER IN RE PILOT PROJECT REGARDING CASE MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES FOR COMPLEX CIVIL CASES IN THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK (See M-10-468 Order filed November 1, 2011). This case is hereby designated for inclusion in the Pilot Project Regarding Case Management Techniques for Complex Civil Cases in the Southern District of New York (the Pilot Project), unless the judge to whom this case is assigned determines otherwise. This case is designated for inclusion in the Pilot Project because it is a class action, an MDL action, or is in one of the following Nature of Suit categories: 160, 245, 315, 355, 365, 385, 410, 830, 840, 850, 893, or 950. The presiding judge in a case that does not otherwise qualify for inclusion in the Pilot Project may nevertheless designate the case for inclusion in the Pilot Project by issuing an order directing that the case be included in the Pilot Project. The description of the Pilot Project, including procedures to be followed, is attached to this Order. (Signed by Judge Loretta A. Preska on 10/31/2011) (lcu) (Entered: 07/11/2014)

July 9, 2014

July 9, 2014

PACER

Magistrate Judge Frank Maas is so designated. (laq)

July 9, 2014

July 9, 2014

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4

ORDER: Initial Conference set for 9/4/2014 at 02:30 PM before Judge Katherine B. Forrest. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 7/14/2014) (ajs) (Entered: 07/14/2014)

July 14, 2014

July 14, 2014

PACER
5

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE of the Order scheduling the IPTC and Judge Forrest's Individual Rules of Practice in Civil Cases served on Nyann Cox, Legal Process Specialist at Northwestern Mutual Life Ins. Co. on July 17, 2014. Service was made by Mail. Document filed by Ruben Juarez. (Klein, Adam) (Entered: 07/18/2014)

July 18, 2014

July 18, 2014

PACER
6

AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE of Summons and Complaint. The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Inc. served on 7/16/2014, answer due 8/6/2014. Service was accepted by Nyann Cox, Legal Process Specialist at Northwestern Mutual Life Ins.. Document filed by Ruben Juarez. (Klein, Adam) (Entered: 07/28/2014)

July 28, 2014

July 28, 2014

PACER
7

NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Christopher Alan Parlo on behalf of The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Inc.. (Parlo, Christopher) (Entered: 07/31/2014)

July 31, 2014

July 31, 2014

PACER
8

FIRST LETTER addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from Christopher Parlo dated 08-01-14 re: Extension of Time to Answer Complaint. Document filed by The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Inc..(Parlo, Christopher) (Entered: 08/01/2014)

Aug. 1, 2014

Aug. 1, 2014

PACER
9

MEMO ENDORSEMENT on re: 8 Letter filed by The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Inc. ENDORSEMENT: SO ORDERED. The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Inc. answer due 9/5/2014. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 8/1/2014) (tn) (Entered: 08/01/2014)

Aug. 1, 2014

Aug. 1, 2014

PACER

Pro Hac Vice Fee Payment: Filing fee $ 200.00, receipt number 0208-9983382.(Viramontes, Victor)

Aug. 8, 2014

Aug. 8, 2014

PACER
10

FILING ERROR - DEFICIENT DOCKET ENTRY - MOTION for VICTOR VIRAMONTES to Appear Pro Hac Vice . Motion and supporting papers to be reviewed by Clerk's Office staff. Document filed by Ruben Juarez. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Good Standing - Victor Viramontes)(Viramontes, Victor) Modified on 8/25/2014 (wb). (Entered: 08/11/2014)

1 Certificate of Good Standing - Victor Viramontes

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Aug. 11, 2014

Aug. 11, 2014

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11

LETTER MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re: 2 Complaint addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from Christopher A. Parlo dated August 15, 2014. Document filed by The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Inc..(Parlo, Christopher) (Entered: 08/15/2014)

Aug. 15, 2014

Aug. 15, 2014

PACER
12

ORDER denying 11 Letter Motion for Extension of Time to Answer. Application denied. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 8/15/2014) (lmb) (Entered: 08/15/2014)

Aug. 15, 2014

Aug. 15, 2014

PACER
13

MOTION for Olivia J. Quinto to Appear Pro Hac Vice . Filing fee $ 200.00, receipt number 0208-10017882. Motion and supporting papers to be reviewed by Clerk's Office staff. Document filed by Ruben Juarez. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Certificate of Good Standing, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Quinto, Olivia) (Entered: 08/20/2014)

1 Exhibit Certificate of Good Standing

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2 Text of Proposed Order

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Aug. 20, 2014

Aug. 20, 2014

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>>>NOTICE REGARDING PRO HAC VICE MOTION. Regarding Document No. 13 MOTION for Olivia J. Quinto to Appear Pro Hac Vice . Filing fee $ 200.00, receipt number 0208-10017882. Motion and supporting papers to be reviewed by Clerk's Office staff.. The document has been reviewed and there are no deficiencies. (bcu)

Aug. 20, 2014

Aug. 20, 2014

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14

MEMO ENDORSEMENT granting 13 Motion for Olivia J. Quinto to Appear Pro Hac Vice. ENDORSEMENT: ORDERED: Application granted. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 8/21/2014) (tn) (Entered: 08/21/2014)

Aug. 21, 2014

Aug. 21, 2014

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15

NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Brendan Thomas Killeen on behalf of The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Inc.. (Killeen, Brendan) (Entered: 08/21/2014)

Aug. 21, 2014

Aug. 21, 2014

PACER
16

MOTION for Paul F. Heaton to Appear Pro Hac Vice . Filing fee $ 200.00. Motion and supporting papers to be reviewed by Clerk's Office staff. Document filed by The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Certificate of Good Standing, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Heaton, Paul) (Entered: 08/22/2014)

1 Exhibit Certificate of Good Standing

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2 Text of Proposed Order

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Aug. 22, 2014

Aug. 22, 2014

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>>>NOTICE REGARDING PRO HAC VICE MOTION. Regarding Document No. 16 MOTION for Paul F. Heaton to Appear Pro Hac Vice . Filing fee $ 200.00. Motion and supporting papers to be reviewed by Clerk's Office staff.. The document has been reviewed and there are no deficiencies. (wb)

Aug. 22, 2014

Aug. 22, 2014

PACER
17

MEMO ENDORSEMENT granting 16 Motion for Paul F. Heaton to Appear Pro Hac Vice. ENDORSEMENT: ORDERED: Application granted. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 8/25/2014) (tn) (Entered: 08/25/2014)

Aug. 25, 2014

Aug. 25, 2014

PACER

>>>NOTICE REGARDING DEFICIENT MOTION TO APPEAR PRO HAC VICE. Notice regarding Document No. 10 MOTION for VICTOR VIRAMONTES to Appear Pro Hac Vice . Motion and supporting papers to be reviewed by Clerk's Office staff.. The filing is deficient for the following reason(s): Missing Certificate of Good Standing.Missing Proposed Order. Certificate of Good Standing Must be issued from Supreme Court of California with a Clerk of Court Signature. Re-file the document as a Corrected Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice and attach a valid Certificate of Good Standing, issued within the past 30 days.Re-file the document as a Corrected Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice and attach a Proposed Order. (wb)

Aug. 25, 2014

Aug. 25, 2014

PACER
18

MOTION for John A. Haase to Appear Pro Hac Vice . Filing fee $ 200.00, receipt number 0208-10038090. Motion and supporting papers to be reviewed by Clerk's Office staff. Document filed by The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Certificate of Good Standing, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Haase, John) (Entered: 08/26/2014)

1 Exhibit Certificate of Good Standing

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2 Text of Proposed Order

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Aug. 26, 2014

Aug. 26, 2014

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>>>NOTICE REGARDING PRO HAC VICE MOTION. Regarding Document No. 18 MOTION for John A. Haase to Appear Pro Hac Vice . Filing fee $ 200.00, receipt number 0208-10038090. Motion and supporting papers to be reviewed by Clerk's Office staff.. The document has been reviewed and there are no deficiencies. (bcu)

Aug. 26, 2014

Aug. 26, 2014

PACER

Pro Hac Vice Fee Payment: for 16 MOTION for Paul F. Heaton to Appear Pro Hac Vice . Filing fee $ 200.00. Motion and supporting papers to be reviewed by Clerk's Office staff.. Filing fee $ 200.00, receipt number 0208-10038352.(Heaton, Paul)

Aug. 26, 2014

Aug. 26, 2014

PACER
19

MEMO ENDORSEMENT granting 18 Motion for John A. Haase to Appear Pro Hac Vice. ENDORSEMENT: ORDERED: Application granted. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 8/27/2014) (tn) (Entered: 08/27/2014)

Aug. 27, 2014

Aug. 27, 2014

PACER
20

ORDER: In light of the Court's schedule, the initial pretrial conference scheduled for Thursday, 9/4/2014 at 2:30 p.m. is now rescheduled to 9/4/2014 at 03:30 PM before Judge Katherine B. Forrest. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 8/29/2014) (tn) (Entered: 08/29/2014)

Aug. 29, 2014

Aug. 29, 2014

PACER
21

ORDER: The Clerk of Court shall remove this action from the Pilot Project Regarding Case Management Techniques for Complex Civil Cases in the Southern District of New York. SO ORDERED. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 8/29/2014) (ja) (Entered: 08/29/2014)

Aug. 29, 2014

Aug. 29, 2014

PACER
22

MOTION to Dismiss . Document filed by The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Inc..(Parlo, Christopher) (Entered: 09/04/2014)

Sept. 4, 2014

Sept. 4, 2014

PACER
23

MEMORANDUM OF LAW in Support re: 22 MOTION to Dismiss . . Document filed by The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Inc.. (Parlo, Christopher) (Entered: 09/04/2014)

Sept. 4, 2014

Sept. 4, 2014

PACER
24

LETTER addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from Christopher A. Parlo dated September 4, 2014 re: Request for Partial Stay of Discovery. Document filed by The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Inc..(Parlo, Christopher) (Entered: 09/04/2014)

Sept. 4, 2014

Sept. 4, 2014

PACER
25

LETTER addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from Michael Litrownik dated September 4, 2014 re: In response to Defendant's Request for Partial Stay of Discovery 24 . Document filed by Ruben Juarez.(Litrownik, Michael) (Entered: 09/04/2014)

Sept. 4, 2014

Sept. 4, 2014

PACER

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Katherine B. Forrest: Initial Pretrial Conference held on 9/4/2014. (jp)

Sept. 4, 2014

Sept. 4, 2014

PACER
26

ORDER: As discussed at the initial pretrial conference, parties shall meet and confer regarding the briefing schedule for the motion to dismiss (ECF No. 22). Parties shall jointly propose a briefing schedule no later than Thursday, September 11, 2014. The next status conference in this matter is scheduled for Friday, November 7, 2014, at 2 p.m. The conference will be telephonic. Parties shall call Chambers (202-805-0276) from one line at the designated time., ( Status Conference set for 11/7/2014 at 02:00 PM before Judge Katherine B. Forrest.) (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 9/8/2014) (lmb) (Entered: 09/08/2014)

Sept. 8, 2014

Sept. 8, 2014

PACER
27

MEMO ENDORSEMENT on re: 24 Letter filed by The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Inc. ENDORSEMENT: Denied; limited discovery shall proceed. Otherwise, as discussed at conference. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 9/8/2014) (lmb) (Entered: 09/08/2014)

Sept. 8, 2014

Sept. 8, 2014

PACER
28

TRANSCRIPT of Proceedings re: INITIAL PRETRIAL CONFERENCE held on 9/4/2014 before Judge Katherine B. Forrest. Court Reporter/Transcriber: Shari Riemer, (518) 581-8973. Transcript may be viewed at the court public terminal or purchased through the Court Reporter/Transcriber before the deadline for Release of Transcript Restriction. After that date it may be obtained through PACER. Redaction Request due 10/3/2014. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 10/14/2014. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 12/11/2014.(ca) (Entered: 09/09/2014)

Sept. 9, 2014

Sept. 9, 2014

PACER
29

NOTICE OF FILING OF OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT Notice is hereby given that an official transcript of a Initial Pretrial Conference proceeding held on 09/04/2014 has been filed by the court reporter/transcriber in the above-captioned matter. The parties have seven (7) calendar days to file with the court a Notice of Intent to Request Redaction of this transcript. If no such Notice is filed, the transcript may be made remotely electronically available to the public without redaction after 90 calendar days...(ca) (Entered: 09/09/2014)

Sept. 9, 2014

Sept. 9, 2014

PACER
30

LETTER addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from Michael N. Litrownik dated September 11, 2014 re: Joint Briefing Schedule. Document filed by Ruben Juarez.(Litrownik, Michael) (Entered: 09/11/2014)

Sept. 11, 2014

Sept. 11, 2014

PACER
31

MEMO ENDORSEMENT on re: 30 Letter filed by Ruben Juarez. ENDORSEMENT: So ordered., ( Responses due by 9/30/2014., Replies due by 10/10/2014.) (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 9/11/2014) (lmb) (Entered: 09/11/2014)

Sept. 11, 2014

Sept. 11, 2014

PACER
32

MOTION for Thomas Andrew Saenz to Appear Pro Hac Vice . Filing fee $ 200.00, receipt number 0208-10101075. Motion and supporting papers to be reviewed by Clerk's Office staff. Document filed by Ruben Juarez. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Good Standing, # 2 Proposed Order)(Saenz, Thomas) (Entered: 09/15/2014)

1 Certificate of Good Standing

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2 Proposed Order

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Sept. 15, 2014

Sept. 15, 2014

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>>>NOTICE REGARDING PRO HAC VICE MOTION. Regarding Document No. 32 MOTION for Thomas Andrew Saenz to Appear Pro Hac Vice . Filing fee $ 200.00, receipt number 0208-10101075. Motion and supporting papers to be reviewed by Clerk's Office staff.. The document has been reviewed and there are no deficiencies. (bcu)

Sept. 15, 2014

Sept. 15, 2014

PACER
33

MOTION for Victor Viramontes to Appear Pro Hac Vice CORRECTED. Motion and supporting papers to be reviewed by Clerk's Office staff. Document filed by Ruben Juarez. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Good Standing - VV, # 2 Order for Admission Pro Hac Vice - VV)(Viramontes, Victor) (Entered: 09/15/2014)

1 Certificate of Good Standing - VV

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Sept. 15, 2014

Sept. 15, 2014

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>>>NOTICE REGARDING PRO HAC VICE MOTION. Regarding Document No. 33 MOTION for Victor Viramontes to Appear Pro Hac Vice CORRECTED. Motion and supporting papers to be reviewed by Clerk's Office staff.. The document has been reviewed and there are no deficiencies. (wb)

Sept. 16, 2014

Sept. 16, 2014

PACER
34

ORDER FOR ADMISSION PRO HAC VICE granting 32 Motion for Thomas A. Saenz to Appear Pro Hac Vice. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 9/16/2014) (lmb) (Entered: 09/16/2014)

Sept. 16, 2014

Sept. 16, 2014

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35

ORDER FOR ADMISSION PRO HAC VICE granting 33 Motion for Victor Viramontes to Appear Pro Hac Vice. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 9/16/2014) (lmb) (Entered: 09/16/2014)

Sept. 16, 2014

Sept. 16, 2014

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36

MEMORANDUM OF LAW in Opposition re: 22 MOTION to Dismiss . . Document filed by Ruben Juarez. (Klein, Adam) (Entered: 09/30/2014)

Sept. 30, 2014

Sept. 30, 2014

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37

ORDER re: 22 MOTION to Dismiss filed by The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Inc.: The parties shall appear for oral argument on the pending motion to dismiss (ECF No. 22) on Wednesday, October 15, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. (Oral Argument set for 10/15/2014 at 10:30 AM before Judge Katherine B. Forrest.) (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 10/6/2014) (tn) (Entered: 10/06/2014)

Oct. 6, 2014

Oct. 6, 2014

PACER
38

LETTER MOTION to Adjourn Conference addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from Chris Parlo dated October 8, 2014. Document filed by The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Inc..(Parlo, Christopher) (Entered: 10/08/2014)

Oct. 8, 2014

Oct. 8, 2014

PACER
39

ORDER granting 38 Letter Motion to Adjourn Conference. Oral argument rescheduled to 11/3/14 at 10 am. Oral Argument set for 11/3/2014 at 10:00 AM before Judge Katherine B. Forrest. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 10/9/2014) (lmb) (Entered: 10/09/2014)

Oct. 9, 2014

Oct. 9, 2014

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40

REPLY MEMORANDUM OF LAW in Support re: 22 MOTION to Dismiss . . Document filed by The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Inc.. (Heaton, Paul) (Entered: 10/10/2014)

Oct. 10, 2014

Oct. 10, 2014

PACER
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ORDER: The Court heard oral argument today on the pending motion to dismiss the Complaint. The telephonic status conference scheduled for November 7, 2014 is hereby ADJOURNED. The next status conference will be on Friday, January 9, 2015, at 4 p.m. The conference will be telephonic unless the Court informs the parties otherwise., ( Status Conference set for 1/9/2015 at 04:00 PM before Judge Katherine B. Forrest.) (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 11/3/2014) (lmb) (Entered: 11/03/2014)

Nov. 3, 2014

Nov. 3, 2014

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Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Katherine B. Forrest: Oral Argument held on 11/3/2014 re: 22 MOTION to Dismiss . filed by The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Inc. (jp)

Nov. 3, 2014

Nov. 3, 2014

PACER
42

LETTER addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from Paul F. Heaton dated November 7, 2014 re: Correspondence responding to the Court's inquiries at hearing. Document filed by The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Inc..(Heaton, Paul) (Entered: 11/07/2014)

Nov. 7, 2014

Nov. 7, 2014

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43

LETTER addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from Michael N. Litrownik dated November 11, 2014 re: Response to Defendant's November 7, 2014 Letter. Document filed by Ruben Juarez.(Litrownik, Michael) (Entered: 11/11/2014)

Nov. 11, 2014

Nov. 11, 2014

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OPINION & ORDER #104969 re: 22 MOTION to Dismiss . filed by The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Inc. For the reasons set forth above, defendant's motion to dismiss is DENIED. The Clerk of Court is directed to terminate the motion at ECF No. 22. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 11/14/2014) (lmb) Modified on 11/18/2014 (ca). (Entered: 11/14/2014)

Nov. 14, 2014

Nov. 14, 2014

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TRANSCRIPT of Proceedings re: conference held on 11/3/2014 before Judge Katherine B. Forrest. Court Reporter/Transcriber: Lisa Picciano Fellis, (212) 805-0300. Transcript may be viewed at the court public terminal or purchased through the Court Reporter/Transcriber before the deadline for Release of Transcript Restriction. After that date it may be obtained through PACER. Redaction Request due 12/11/2014. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 12/22/2014. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 2/20/2015.(McGuirk, Kelly) (Entered: 11/17/2014)

Nov. 17, 2014

Nov. 17, 2014

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NOTICE OF FILING OF OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT Notice is hereby given that an official transcript of a conference proceeding held on 11/3/2014 has been filed by the court reporter/transcriber in the above-captioned matter. The parties have seven (7) calendar days to file with the court a Notice of Intent to Request Redaction of this transcript. If no such Notice is filed, the transcript may be made remotely electronically available to the public without redaction after 90 calendar days...(McGuirk, Kelly) (Entered: 11/17/2014)

Nov. 17, 2014

Nov. 17, 2014

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47

MOTION to Certify the Court's November 14, 2014 Decision for Interlocutory Appeal Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. Sec. 1292 re: 44 Memorandum & Opinion, . Document filed by The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Inc..(Heaton, Paul) (Entered: 11/24/2014)

Nov. 24, 2014

Nov. 24, 2014

PACER
48

MEMORANDUM OF LAW in Support re: 47 MOTION to Certify the Court's November 14, 2014 Decision for Interlocutory Appeal Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. Sec. 1292 re: 44 Memorandum & Opinion, . . Document filed by The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Inc.. (Heaton, Paul) (Entered: 11/24/2014)

Nov. 24, 2014

Nov. 24, 2014

PACER
49

LETTER MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from Michael N. Litrownik dated November 25, 2014. Document filed by Ruben Juarez.(Litrownik, Michael) (Entered: 11/25/2014)

Nov. 25, 2014

Nov. 25, 2014

PACER
50

ORDER granting 49 Letter Motion for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply re 47 MOTION to Certify the Court's November 14, 2014 Decision for Interlocutory Appeal Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. Sec. 1292 re: 44 Memorandum & Opinion: ORDERED: Application granted. Responses due by 12/10/2014, Replies due by 12/17/2014. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 11/25/2014) (tn) (Entered: 11/25/2014)

Nov. 25, 2014

Nov. 25, 2014

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51

LETTER MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re: 2 Complaint addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from Christopher A. Parlo dated November 26, 2014. Document filed by The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Inc..(Parlo, Christopher) (Entered: 11/26/2014)

Nov. 26, 2014

Nov. 26, 2014

PACER
52

ORDER granting 51 Letter Motion for Extension of Time to Answer. Application granted. The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Inc. answer due 12/3/2014. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 11/26/2014) (lmb) (Entered: 11/26/2014)

Nov. 26, 2014

Nov. 26, 2014

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RULE 7.1 CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT. No Corporate Parent. Document filed by The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Inc..(Parlo, Christopher) (Entered: 12/03/2014)

Dec. 3, 2014

Dec. 3, 2014

PACER
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ANSWER to 2 Complaint with JURY DEMAND. Document filed by The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Inc..(Parlo, Christopher) (Entered: 12/03/2014)

Dec. 3, 2014

Dec. 3, 2014

PACER
55

ORDER: The parties shall submit a jointly proposed schedule to govern the remainder of this action not later than Thursday, December 11, 2014. If the parties cannot agree on a schedule, they shall set forth their respective positions by that date. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 12/5/2014) (lmb) (Entered: 12/05/2014)

Dec. 5, 2014

Dec. 5, 2014

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MEMORANDUM OF LAW in Opposition re: 47 MOTION to Certify the Court's November 14, 2014 Decision for Interlocutory Appeal Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. Sec. 1292 re: 44 Memorandum & Opinion, . . Document filed by Ruben Juarez. (Klein, Adam) (Entered: 12/10/2014)

Dec. 10, 2014

Dec. 10, 2014

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LETTER addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from Ossai Miazad dated December 11, 2014 re: jointly proposed schedule. Document filed by Ruben Juarez.(Miazad, Ossai) (Entered: 12/11/2014)

Dec. 11, 2014

Dec. 11, 2014

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ORDER: The following schedule shall govern the remainder of this action: 1. Plaintiff's expert identification/disclosures are due March 17, 2015. 2. Defendant's expert identification/disclosures are due April 16, 2015. 3. Plaintiff's rebuttal expert identification/disclosures are due April 30, 2015. 4. Close of fact discovery: June 1, 2015. 5. Close of expert discovery: June 15, 2015. 6. Class certification briefing schedule: a. Opening: June 15, 2015. b. Opposition: July 15, 2015. c. Reply: July 29, 2015. 7. Summary judgment briefing schedule: a. Openings: August 31, 2015. b. Oppositions: September 21, 2015. c. Replies: September 28, 2015. 8. Pretrial materials, including the Joint Pretrial Order ("JPTO"), are due November 6, 2015. 9. The Final Pretrial Conference ("FPTC") is set for November 12, 2015, at 1 p.m. 10. Trial shall commence on November 16, 2015. (Motions due by 8/31/2015. Responses due by 9/21/2015 Replies due by 9/28/2015. Fact Discovery due by 6/1/2015. Expert Discovery due by 6/15/2015. Final Pretrial Conference set for 11/12/2015 at 01:00 PM before Judge Katherine B. Forrest. Pretrial Order due by 11/6/2015.) (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 12/12/2014) (mro) (Entered: 12/12/2014)

Dec. 12, 2014

Dec. 12, 2014

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REPLY MEMORANDUM OF LAW in Support re: 47 MOTION to Certify the Court's November 14, 2014 Decision for Interlocutory Appeal Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. Sec. 1292 re: 44 Memorandum & Opinion, . . Document filed by The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Inc.. (Heaton, Paul) (Entered: 12/17/2014)

Dec. 17, 2014

Dec. 17, 2014

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MOTION for Katrina L. Eiland to Appear Pro Hac Vice . Filing fee $ 200.00, receipt number 0208-10451378. Motion and supporting papers to be reviewed by Clerk's Office staff. Document filed by Ruben Juarez. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Certificate of Good Standing, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Eiland, Katrina) (Entered: 12/30/2014)

1 Exhibit Certificate of Good Standing

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2 Text of Proposed Order

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Dec. 30, 2014

Dec. 30, 2014

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>>>NOTICE REGARDING PRO HAC VICE MOTION. Regarding Document No. 60 MOTION for Katrina L. Eiland to Appear Pro Hac Vice . Filing fee $ 200.00, receipt number 0208-10451378. Motion and supporting papers to be reviewed by Clerk's Office staff.. The document has been reviewed and there are no deficiencies. (sdi)

Dec. 30, 2014

Dec. 30, 2014

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MEMORANDUM & DECISION granting 47 Motion. For the reasons set forth above, defendant's motion is GRANTED. The Court hereby amends the November 14, 2014 Opinion & Order to include certification for interlocutory appeal. See Fed. R. App. P. 5(a)(3). The Clerk of Court is directed to terminate the motion at ECF No. 47. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 12/30/2014) (lmb) (Entered: 12/30/2014)

Dec. 30, 2014

Dec. 30, 2014

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ORDER: This action is hereby STAYED pending the Second Circuit's decision whether or not to accept defendant's interlocutory appeal from the November 14, 2014 Opinion & Order. If the Second Circuit takes the appeal, the action will be stayed until the appeal is decided. Otherwise, the schedule will resume. The January 9, 2015 telephonic status conference is ADJOURNED. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 12/30/2014) (lmb) (Entered: 12/30/2014)

Dec. 30, 2014

Dec. 30, 2014

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ORDER FOR ADMISSION PRO HAC VICE granting 60 Motion for Katrina L. Eiland to Appear Pro Hac Vice. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 12/31/2014) (tn) (Entered: 12/31/2014)

Dec. 31, 2014

Dec. 31, 2014

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MOTION for Veronica Cortez to Appear Pro Hac Vice . Filing fee $ 200.00, receipt number 0208-10455313. Motion and supporting papers to be reviewed by Clerk's Office staff. Document filed by Ruben Juarez. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Certificate of Good Standing, # 2 Exhibit Text of Proposed Order)(Cortez, Veronica) (Entered: 01/02/2015)

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Jan. 2, 2015

Jan. 2, 2015

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>>>NOTICE REGARDING PRO HAC VICE MOTION. Regarding Document No. 64 MOTION for Veronica Cortez to Appear Pro Hac Vice . Filing fee $ 200.00, receipt number 0208-10455313. Motion and supporting papers to be reviewed by Clerk's Office staff.. The document has been reviewed and there are no deficiencies. (sdi)

Jan. 5, 2015

Jan. 5, 2015

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ORDER FOR ADMISSION PRO HAC VICE granting 64 Motion for Veronica Cortez to Appear Pro Hac Vice. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 1/5/2015) (tn) (Entered: 01/05/2015)

Jan. 5, 2015

Jan. 5, 2015

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TRUE COPY ORDER of USCA. USCA Case Number 15-0136. Petitioner moves, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. ' 1292(b), for leave to appeal an interlocutory order of the district court and for permission to file a reply. Upon due consideration, it is hereby ORDERED that the ยง 1292(b) petition is GRANTED and the motion to file a reply is DENIED as moot. Catherine O'Hagan Wolfe, Clerk USCA for the Second Circuit. Certified: 03/17/2015. (nd) (Entered: 03/17/2015)

March 17, 2015

March 17, 2015

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APPEAL FEE DUE. $505.00 APPEAL FILING FEE DUE WITHIN 14 DAYS. re: 66 USCA Order granting leave to appeal an interlocutory order. Petition filed by The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Inc.. (nd)

March 17, 2015

March 17, 2015

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USCA Appeal Fees received $ 505.00 receipt number 465401121009 on 03/27/2015 re: 66 USCA Order granting leave to appeal an interlocutory order. Petition filed by The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Inc. [USCA Case No. 15-0790-cv.] (nd)

March 27, 2015

March 27, 2015

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Appeal Record Sent to USCA (Electronic File). Certified Indexed record on Appeal Electronic Files for 52 Order on Motion for Extension of Time to Answer, 50 Order on Motion for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply, 59 Reply Memorandum of Law in Support of Motion, filed by The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Inc., 29 Notice of Filing Transcript,, 58 Scheduling Order,,,,, 23 Memorandum of Law in Support of Motion filed by The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Inc., 12 Order on Motion for Extension of Time to Answer, 24 Letter filed by The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Inc., 9 Memo Endorsement, Set Deadlines,, 54 Answer to Complaint filed by The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Inc., 47 MOTION to Certify the Court's November 14, 2014 Decision for Interlocutory Appeal Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. Sec. 1292 re: 44 Memorandum & Opinion, . filed by The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Inc., 28 Transcript,, 16 MOTION for Paul F. Heaton to Appear Pro Hac Vice . Filing fee $ 200.00. Motion and supporting papers to be reviewed by Clerk's Office staff. filed by The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Inc., 26 Order, Set Hearings,,,, 8 Letter filed by The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Inc., 66 USCA Order, 41 Order, Set Hearings,, 38 LETTER MOTION to Adjourn Conference addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from Chris Parlo dated October 8, 2014. filed by The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Inc., 42 Letter filed by The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Inc., 3 Standing Order re Complex Civil Cases,,,, 65 Order on Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice, 55 Order, 30 Letter filed by Ruben Juarez, 14 Order on Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice, 46 Notice of Filing Transcript,, 33 MOTION for Victor Viramontes to Appear Pro Hac Vice CORRECTED. Motion and supporting papers to be reviewed by Clerk's Office staff. filed by Ruben Juarez, 56 Memorandum of Law in Opposition to Motion, filed by Ruben Juarez, 20 Order for Initial Pretrial Conference, 25 Letter filed by Ruben Juarez, 19 Order on Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice, 63 Order on Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice, 49 LETTER MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from Michael N. Litrownik dated November 25, 2014. filed by Ruben Juarez, 11 LETTER MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re: 2 Complaint addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from Christopher A. Parlo dated August 15, 2014. filed by The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Inc., 57 Letter filed by Ruben Juarez, 61 Order on Motion for Miscellaneous Relief, 60 MOTION for Katrina L. Eiland to Appear Pro Hac Vice . Filing fee $ 200.00, receipt number 0208-10451378. Motion and supporting papers to be reviewed by Clerk's Office staff. filed by Ruben Juarez, 27 Memo Endorsement, 13 MOTION for Olivia J. Quinto to Appear Pro Hac Vice . Filing fee $ 200.00, receipt number 0208-10017882. Motion and supporting papers to be reviewed by Clerk's Office staff. filed by Ruben Juarez, 37 Order, Set Hearings,, 64 MOTION for Veronica Cortez to Appear Pro Hac Vice . Filing fee $ 200.00, receipt number 0208-10455313. Motion and supporting papers to be reviewed by Clerk's Office staff. filed by Ruben Juarez, 21 Order Vacating Designation re Complex Civil Case, 4 Order for Initial Pretrial Conference, 44 Memorandum & Opinion, 43 Letter filed by Ruben Juarez, 34 Order on Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice, 22 MOTION to Dismiss . filed by The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Inc., 62 Order Staying Case, Terminate Hearings,, 2 Complaint filed by Ruben Juarez, 5 Certificate of Service Other, filed by Ruben Juarez, 6 Affidavit of Service Complaints, filed by Ruben Juarez, 18 MOTION for John A. Haase to Appear Pro Hac Vice . Filing fee $ 200.00, receipt number 0208-10038090. Motion and supporting papers to be reviewed by Clerk's Office staff. filed by The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Inc., 45 Transcript,, 36 Memorandum of Law in Opposition to Motion filed by Ruben Juarez, 35 Order on Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice, 32 MOTION for Thomas Andrew Saenz to Appear Pro Hac Vice . Filing fee $ 200.00, receipt number 0208-10101075. Motion and supporting papers to be reviewed by Clerk's Office staff. filed by Ruben Juarez, 39 Order on Motion to Adjourn Conference, 40 Reply Memorandum of Law in Support of Motion filed by The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Inc., 51 LETTER MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re: 2 Complaint addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from Christopher A. Parlo dated November 26, 2014. filed by The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Inc., 53 Rule 7.1 Corporate Disclosure Statement filed by The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Inc., 17 Order on Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice, 48 Memorandum of Law in Support of Motion, filed by The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Inc., 7 Notice of Appearance filed by The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Inc., 31 Memo Endorsement, Set Deadlines, 15 Notice of Appearance filed by The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Inc. were transmitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals. (nd)

March 30, 2015

March 30, 2015

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MANDATE of USCA (Certified Copy) USCA Case Number 15-136. Petitioner moves, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. ' 1292(b), for leave to appeal an interlocutory order of the district court and for permission to file a reply. Upon due consideration, it is hereby ORDERED that the ยง 1292(b) petition is GRANTED and the motion to file a reply is DENIED as moot. Catherine O'Hagan Wolfe, Clerk USCA for the Second Circuit. Issued As Mandate: 05/13/2015. (nd) (Entered: 05/13/2015)

May 13, 2015

May 13, 2015

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STIPULATION OF VOLUNTARY DISMISSAL It is hereby stipulated and agreed by and between the parties and/or their respective counsel(s) that the above-captioned action is voluntarily dismissed, with prejudice against the defendant(s) The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Inc. pursuant to Rule 41(a)(1)(A)(ii) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Document filed by Ruben Juarez.(Klein, Adam) (Entered: 05/26/2015)

May 26, 2015

May 26, 2015

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STIPULATION FOR DISMISSAL: The parties, pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(a)(1)(A)(ii), through their respective, authorized counsel, hereby stipulate to the dismissal of this action with prejudice, and with each of the parties to bear their own fees, costs, and expenses. SO ORDERED. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 6/01/2015) (ama) (Entered: 06/01/2015)

June 1, 2015

June 1, 2015

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Terminate Transcript Deadlines (ama)

June 1, 2015

June 1, 2015

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MANDATE of USCA (Certified Copy) USCA Case Number 15-790. The parties in the above-referenced case have filed a stipulation withdrawing this appeal pursuant to FRAP 42. The stipulation is hereby "So Ordered". Catherine O'Hagan Wolfe, Clerk USCA for the Second Circuit. Issued As Mandate: 06/04/2015. (nd) (Entered: 06/04/2015)

June 4, 2015

June 4, 2015

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Case Details

State / Territory: New York

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

Private Employment Class Actions

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: July 9, 2014

Closing Date: 2015

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

A lawfully present alien with authorization to work in the U.S. who was denied an employment contract with the defendant because of his alienage status.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

MALDEF

Outten & Golden

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Mooted before ruling

Defendants

Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance, Inc., Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1981

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Private Settlement Agreement

Amount Defendant Pays: Unknown

Content of Injunction:

Follow recruitment, hiring, or promotion protocols

Hire

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Pattern or Practice

Discrimination-area:

Hiring

Discrimination-basis:

Immigration status

National origin discrimination