Case: Freyer v. Frontier Airlines, Inc.

1:19-cv-03468 | U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

Filed Date: Dec. 10, 2019

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Case Summary

On December 10, 2019, the ACLU of Colorado, the ACLU Women's Rights Project, and a private law firm, filed this lawsuit in the District of Colorado on behalf of four pilots employed by Frontier Airlines. The plaintiffs sued under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and Colorado state law, alleging that Frontier failed to provide accommodations related to pregnancy and breastfeeding. The Complaint challenged Frontier's allegedly discriminatory policies and practices of forcing pilots onto unp…

On December 10, 2019, the ACLU of Colorado, the ACLU Women's Rights Project, and a private law firm, filed this lawsuit in the District of Colorado on behalf of four pilots employed by Frontier Airlines. The plaintiffs sued under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and Colorado state law, alleging that Frontier failed to provide accommodations related to pregnancy and breastfeeding. The Complaint challenged Frontier's allegedly discriminatory policies and practices of forcing pilots onto unpaid leave at 32 weeks of pregnancy, penalizing pregnancy-related absences, refusing to provide accommodations to pregnant and breastfeeding pilots, and prohibiting breast pumping while on duty. The plaintiffs sought declaratory and injunctive relief as well as legal and equitable remedies to redress the effects of Frontier's employment policies and practices.

The case was assigned to Judge Christine M. Arguello and Magistrate Judge S. Kato Crews. On August 10, 2020, the defendants filed a motion to dismiss. A few months later, on December 23, 2020, the plaintiffs filed a motion to amend their complaint. On January 21, 2021, the court granted the plaintiffs' motion and therefore denied the defendant's motion as moot. That same day, the plaintiffs filed their amended complaint adding additional allegations regarding one of the plaintiffs' third pregnancies and subsequent return to work. They also added additional factual allegations as well as their receipt of a notice of Right to Sue from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and from the Colorado Civil Rights Division. 

The defendants filed a motion to dismiss the amended complaint on February 4, 2021, which Judge Christine M. Arguello denied on September 30, 2021. The judge ruled that the plaintiffs sufficiently stated their disparate treatment claim by alleging that Frontier provided accommodations to pilots who were unable to fly for for reasons unrelated to pregnancy, but declined to provide accommodations to pilots who were pregnant or nursing. The judge also ruled that the plaintiffs sufficiently stated their claim that the medical leave and accommodation policies had a disparate impact on pregnant and breastfeeding employees. Finally, the judge decided that the plaintiffs sufficiently stated their state law discrimination claim, rejecting Frontier's argument that the existence of a single lactation room established "reasonable effort" to accommodate. 2021 WL 4727475.

On the same day, Judge Arguello granted the plaintiffs' motion to consolidate this case with Hodgkins v. Frontier Airlines, which involved similar allegations against Frontier, but by flight attendants as opposed to pilotd. 2021 WL 4727474. However, when the Hodgkins parties settled on April 14, 2022, the judge dismissed the Hodgkins claims and unlinked the cases.

As of April 8, 2023, the claims in Freyer were still pending and discovery was ongoing.

Summary Authors

Elana Herbst (4/3/2023)

Related Cases

Hodgkins v. Frontier Airlines, Inc., District of Colorado (2019)

People

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Judge(s)

Arguello, Christine M. (Colorado)

Attorney for Plaintiff

Baigent, Charlotte V. (Colorado)

Fruitwala, Aditi (Colorado)

Jonat, Jayme (Colorado)

Attorney for Defendant

Baumann, Stephen E. (Colorado)

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Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document
1

1:19-cv-03468

Complaint and Jury Trial Demand

Dec. 10, 2019

Dec. 10, 2019

Complaint
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Amended Complaint and Jury Trial Demand

Jan. 21, 2021

Jan. 21, 2021

Complaint
129

1:19-cv-03468

Order Re: Motion to Dismiss

In Re Frontier Airlines Litigation

Sept. 30, 2021

Sept. 30, 2021

Order/Opinion

2021 WL 2021

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/16571336/freyer-v-frontier-airlines-inc/

Last updated March 10, 2024, 4:06 a.m.

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COMPLAINT against Frontier Airlines, Inc. (Filing fee $ 400,Receipt Number 1082-7036725)Attorney Sara R. Neel added to party Brandy Beck(pty:pla), Attorney Sara R. Neel added to party Randi Freyer(pty:pla), Attorney Sara R. Neel added to party Shannon Kiedrowski(pty:pla), Attorney Sara R. Neel added to party Erin Zielinski(pty:pla), filed by Shannon Kiedrowski, Randi Freyer, Erin Zielinski, Brandy Beck. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons)(Neel, Sara) (Entered: 12/10/2019)

1 Civil Cover Sheet

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2 Summons

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Dec. 10, 2019

Dec. 10, 2019

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NOTICE OF CASE ASSOCIATION by Sara R. Neel on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Neel, Sara) (Entered: 12/10/2019)

Dec. 10, 2019

Dec. 10, 2019

PACER
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NOTICE of Entry of Appearance by Jayme Jonat on behalf of Brandy Beck, Randi Freyer, Shannon Kiedrowski, Erin ZielinskiAttorney Jayme Jonat added to party Brandy Beck(pty:pla), Attorney Jayme Jonat added to party Randi Freyer(pty:pla), Attorney Jayme Jonat added to party Shannon Kiedrowski(pty:pla), Attorney Jayme Jonat added to party Erin Zielinski(pty:pla) (Jonat, Jayme) (Entered: 12/10/2019)

Dec. 10, 2019

Dec. 10, 2019

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NOTICE of Entry of Appearance by Vincent Gregory Levy on behalf of Brandy Beck, Randi Freyer, Shannon Kiedrowski, Erin ZielinskiAttorney Vincent Gregory Levy added to party Brandy Beck(pty:pla), Attorney Vincent Gregory Levy added to party Randi Freyer(pty:pla), Attorney Vincent Gregory Levy added to party Shannon Kiedrowski(pty:pla), Attorney Vincent Gregory Levy added to party Erin Zielinski(pty:pla) (Levy, Vincent) (Entered: 12/10/2019)

Dec. 10, 2019

Dec. 10, 2019

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NOTICE of Entry of Appearance by Lani A. Perlman on behalf of Brandy Beck, Randi Freyer, Shannon Kiedrowski, Erin ZielinskiAttorney Lani A. Perlman added to party Brandy Beck(pty:pla), Attorney Lani A. Perlman added to party Randi Freyer(pty:pla), Attorney Lani A. Perlman added to party Shannon Kiedrowski(pty:pla), Attorney Lani A. Perlman added to party Erin Zielinski(pty:pla) (Perlman, Lani) (Entered: 12/10/2019)

Dec. 10, 2019

Dec. 10, 2019

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NOTICE of Entry of Appearance by Galen Leigh Sherwin on behalf of All Plaintiffs Attorney Galen Leigh Sherwin added to party Brandy Beck(pty:pla), Attorney Galen Leigh Sherwin added to party Randi Freyer(pty:pla), Attorney Galen Leigh Sherwin added to party Shannon Kiedrowski(pty:pla), Attorney Galen Leigh Sherwin added to party Erin Zielinski(pty:pla) (Sherwin, Galen) (Entered: 12/10/2019)

Dec. 10, 2019

Dec. 10, 2019

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Case assigned to Judge Christine M. Arguello and drawn to Magistrate Judge S. Kato Crews. Text Only Entry. (alave, ) (Entered: 12/10/2019)

Dec. 10, 2019

Dec. 10, 2019

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SUMMONS issued by Clerk. (Attachments: # 1 Magistrate Judge Consent Form) (alave, ) (Entered: 12/10/2019)

Dec. 10, 2019

Dec. 10, 2019

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ORDER REFERRING CASE to Magistrate Judge S. Kato Crews. Magistrate Judge S. Kato Crews is designated to conduct NDISPO proceedings pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(A) and (B) and Fed. R. Civ. P. 72(a) and (b). The parties should expect to be given a firm trial setting that is 90 to 120 days from the date of the final pretrial conference, and should be available for trial accordingly. FURTHER, Court-sponsored alternative dispute resolution is governed by D.C.COLO.LCivR 16.6. On the recommendation or informal request of the magistrate judge or on the request of the parties by motion, the Court may direct the parties to engage in an early neutral evaluation, a settlement conference, or another alternative dispute resolution proceeding. SO ORDERED by Judge Christine M. Arguello on 12/11/2019. Text Only Entry (cmalc3) (Entered: 12/11/2019)

Dec. 11, 2019

Dec. 11, 2019

PACER

Order Referring Case to Magistrate Judge

Dec. 11, 2019

Dec. 11, 2019

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NOTICE of Entry of Appearance for Mark Silverstein by Mark Silverstein on behalf of All Plaintiffs Attorney Mark Silverstein added to party Brandy Beck(pty:pla), Attorney Mark Silverstein added to party Randi Freyer(pty:pla), Attorney Mark Silverstein added to party Shannon Kiedrowski(pty:pla), Attorney Mark Silverstein added to party Erin Zielinski(pty:pla) (Silverstein, Mark) (Entered: 12/17/2019)

Dec. 17, 2019

Dec. 17, 2019

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NOTICE of Entry of Appearance of Erin A. Webber by Danielle L. Kitson on behalf of Frontier Airlines, Inc.Attorney Danielle L. Kitson added to party Frontier Airlines, Inc.(pty:dft) (Kitson, Danielle) (Entered: 12/21/2019)

Dec. 21, 2019

Dec. 21, 2019

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NOTICE of Entry of Appearance of Danielle L. Kitson by Danielle L. Kitson on behalf of Frontier Airlines, Inc. (Kitson, Danielle) (Entered: 12/21/2019)

Dec. 21, 2019

Dec. 21, 2019

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ADVISORY NOTICE OF NONCOMPLIANCE WITH COURT RULES/PROCEDURES:r e: 12 Notice of Entry of Appearance filed by attorney Erin Webber. The s/signature did not match the filers name on the account for which the login and password are registered. DO NOT REFILE THE DOCUMENT. Action to take - future documents must be filed pursuant to D.C.COLO.LCivR 5.1(a) and 4.3(c) of the Electronic Case Filing Procedures (Civil cases).(Text Only Entry) (evana, ) (Entered: 12/24/2019)

Dec. 21, 2019

Dec. 21, 2019

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WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed by Shannon Kiedrowski, Randi Freyer, Erin Zielinski, Brandy Beck. Frontier Airlines, Inc. waiver sent on 12/10/2019, answer due 2/10/2020. (Perlman, Lani) (Entered: 01/07/2020)

Jan. 7, 2020

Jan. 7, 2020

PACER
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MINUTE ORDER Setting Rule 16(b) Scheduling Conference. Scheduling Conference set for 2/27/2020 10:00 AM in Courtroom C201 before Magistrate Judge S. Kato Crews. The parties shall file their proposed scheduling order, and email a copy in Word format to Crews_Chambers@cod.uscourts.gov, on or before 2/20/2020. SO ORDERED by Magistrate Judge S. Kato Crews on 1/8/2020. Text Only Entry (amont, ) (Entered: 01/08/2020)

Jan. 8, 2020

Jan. 8, 2020

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Minute Order

Jan. 8, 2020

Jan. 8, 2020

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Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer or Otherwise Respond re 14 Waiver of Service Executed, 1 Complaint, by Defendant Frontier Airlines, Inc.. (Kitson, Danielle) (Entered: 02/10/2020)

Feb. 10, 2020

Feb. 10, 2020

PACER

Memorandum

Feb. 10, 2020

Feb. 10, 2020

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MEMORANDUM regarding 16 Unopposed Motion to Extend Responsive Pleading Deadline. Motion referred to Magistrate Judge S. Kato Crews by Judge Christine M. Arguello on 2/10/2020. Text Only Entry (cmalc3) (Entered: 02/10/2020)

Feb. 10, 2020

Feb. 10, 2020

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ORDER granting 16 Motion for Extension of Time. Frontier Airlines, Inc. may have an extension of time, up to and including 3/11/2020, to Answer or Otherwise Respond to the Complaint. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Scheduling Conference is RESET for 3/25/2020 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom C201 before Magistrate Judge S. Kato Crews. By Magistrate Judge S. Kato Crews on 2/11/2020. Text Only Entry(skclc1) (Entered: 02/11/2020)

Feb. 11, 2020

Feb. 11, 2020

PACER

Order on Motion for Extension of Time to Answer or Otherwise Respond

Feb. 11, 2020

Feb. 11, 2020

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Joint MOTION to Reset Scheduling Conference and Deadlines by Defendant Frontier Airlines, Inc.. (Kitson, Danielle) (Entered: 03/09/2020)

March 9, 2020

March 9, 2020

PACER

Memorandum

March 9, 2020

March 9, 2020

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MEMORANDUM regarding 19 Joint Motion to Reset Scheduling Conference and Deadlines. Motion referred to Magistrate Judge S. Kato Crews by Judge Christine M. Arguello on 3/9/2020. Text Only Entry (cmalc3) (Entered: 03/09/2020)

March 9, 2020

March 9, 2020

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ORDER granting 19 Motion to Reset. The Scheduling Conference and the deadline for Defendant's answer or other responsive pleading are VACATED. On or before May 20, 2020, the parties shall file a Status Report regarding the outcome of their mediation. If settlement is not reached, the parties should expect the Scheduling Conference and Responsive Deadline to be set within three weeks of the Status Report. By Magistrate Judge S. Kato Crews on 3/10/2020. Text Only Entry(skclc1) (Entered: 03/10/2020)

March 10, 2020

March 10, 2020

PACER

Order on Motion to Reset

March 10, 2020

March 10, 2020

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Joint STATUS REPORT by Defendant Frontier Airlines, Inc.. (Kitson, Danielle) (Entered: 05/20/2020)

May 20, 2020

May 20, 2020

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MINUTE ORDER re: 22 Status Report filed by Frontier Airlines, Inc. The parties shall file a further Status Report on or before 6/12/2020, updating the Court on the status of their continued mediation. By Magistrate Judge S. Kato Crews on 5/20/2020. Text Only Entry (skclc1) (Entered: 05/20/2020)

May 20, 2020

May 20, 2020

PACER

Minute Order

May 20, 2020

May 20, 2020

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MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney by Plaintiffs Brandy Beck, Randi Freyer, Shannon Kiedrowski, Erin Zielinski. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Lani A. Perlman, # 2 Certificate of Service)(Perlman, Lani) (Entered: 05/27/2020)

May 27, 2020

May 27, 2020

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ORDER granting 24 Motion to Withdraw as Attorney. Attorney Lani Perlman is permitted to withdraw as counsel for Plaintiffs. The Court notes that Plaintiffs continue to be represented by Galen Sherwin, Jayme Jonat, Mark Silverstein, Vincent Levy, and Sara Neel. FURTHER ORDERED that the Clerk of the Court is DIRECTED to delete Ms. Perlman's email address from future ECF filings and electronic notifications in this case. SO ORDERED by Judge Christine M. Arguello on 5/27/2020. Text Only Entry(cmasec) (Entered: 05/27/2020)

May 27, 2020

May 27, 2020

PACER

Order on Motion to Withdraw as Attorney

May 27, 2020

May 27, 2020

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Joint STATUS REPORT by Defendant Frontier Airlines, Inc.. (Kitson, Danielle) (Entered: 06/15/2020)

June 15, 2020

June 15, 2020

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MINUTE ORDER re: 26 Status Report filed by Frontier Airlines, Inc. On or before July 17, 2020, the parties shall file a joint report regarding the status of their continued settlement negotiations and whether deadlines for this case should be reinstated. By Magistrate Judge S. Kato Crews on 6/16/2020. Text Only Entry (skclc1) (Entered: 06/16/2020)

June 16, 2020

June 16, 2020

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Minute Order

June 16, 2020

June 16, 2020

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Joint STATUS REPORT by Plaintiffs Brandy Beck, Randi Freyer, Shannon Kiedrowski, Erin Zielinski. (Jonat, Jayme) (Entered: 07/17/2020)

July 17, 2020

July 17, 2020

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MINUTE ORDER: In light of the recent 28 Status Report filed by Randi Freyer, Erin Zielinski, Brandy Beck, and Shannon Kiedrowski, the Defendant's deadline to answer or otherwise respond is RESET for 8/10/2020. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Scheduling Conference is RESET for 8/24/2020 at 09:30 AM in Courtroom C201 before Magistrate Judge S. Kato Crews. The parties should file their proposed order on or before 8/17/2020, and should email an editable copy to Crews_Chambers@cod.uscourts.gov. By Magistrate Judge S. Kato Crews on 7/20/2020. Text Only Entry (skclc1) (Entered: 07/20/2020)

July 20, 2020

July 20, 2020

PACER

Minute Order

July 20, 2020

July 20, 2020

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MINUTE ORDER: Due an unanticipated conflict on the Court's calendar, the Scheduling Conference is RESET for 8/26/2020 at 09:30 AM in Courtroom C201 before Magistrate Judge S. Kato Crews. If this dates does not work for the parties, they may jointly contact Judge Crews' chambers (303.335.2124) to select a new date, or they may confer amongst themselves and send Judge Crews (Crews_Chambers@cod.uscourts.gov) a list of proposed dates and times that will accommodate the parties' schedules. By Magistrate Judge S. Kato Crews on 7/21/2020. Text Only Entry (skclc1) (Entered: 07/21/2020)

July 21, 2020

July 21, 2020

PACER

Minute Order

July 21, 2020

July 21, 2020

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Unopposed MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages by Defendant Frontier Airlines, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order (PDF Only))(Kitson, Danielle) (Entered: 08/06/2020)

Aug. 6, 2020

Aug. 6, 2020

PACER
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RESTRICTED DOCUMENT - Level 1: EXHIBIT 3 Flight Operators Manuel - Volume 1 by Defendant Frontier Airlines, Inc... (Kitson, Danielle) (Modified on 8/12/2020 edited to add the title of the document)(evana, ). (Entered: 08/10/2020)

Aug. 10, 2020

Aug. 10, 2020

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MOTION to Dismiss by Defendant Frontier Airlines, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit 1 part 1, # 3 Exhibit 1 part 2, # 4 Exhibit 2, # 5 Exhibit 4, # 6 Exhibit B)(Kitson, Danielle) (Entered: 08/10/2020)

Aug. 10, 2020

Aug. 10, 2020

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ORDER granting 31 Motion for Leave to File Excess Pages. Defendant Frontier Airlines, Inc. is permitted to file its Motion to Dismiss in excess of this Court's page limitations. FURTHER ORDERED that Defendant's Frontier Airlines, Inc. 33 Motion to Dismiss is accepted as filed. SO ORDERED by Judge Christine M. Arguello on 8/12/2020. Text Only Entry(cmasec) (Entered: 08/12/2020)

Aug. 12, 2020

Aug. 12, 2020

PACER

Order on Motion for Leave to File Excess Pages

Aug. 12, 2020

Aug. 12, 2020

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MEMORANDUM regarding 33 MOTION to Dismiss filed by Frontier Airlines, Inc. Motion referred to Magistrate Judge S. Kato Crews by Judge Christine M. Arguello on 8/13/2020. Text Only Entry (cmasec) (Entered: 08/13/2020)

Aug. 13, 2020

Aug. 13, 2020

PACER

Memorandum

Aug. 13, 2020

Aug. 13, 2020

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Unopposed MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages by Plaintiffs Brandy Beck, Randi Freyer, Shannon Kiedrowski, Erin Zielinski. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order (PDF Only))(Jonat, Jayme) (Entered: 08/14/2020)

Aug. 14, 2020

Aug. 14, 2020

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Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 33 MOTION to Dismiss by Plaintiffs Brandy Beck, Randi Freyer, Shannon Kiedrowski, Erin Zielinski. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order (PDF Only))(Jonat, Jayme) (Entered: 08/14/2020)

Aug. 14, 2020

Aug. 14, 2020

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MEMORANDUM regarding 37 Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 33 MOTION to Dismiss filed by Randi Freyer, Erin Zielinski, Brandy Beck, Shannon Kiedrowski, 36 Unopposed MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages filed by Randi Freyer, Erin Zielinski, Brandy Beck, Shannon Kiedrowski. Motions referred to Magistrate Judge S. Kato Crews by Judge Christine M. Arguello on 8/15/2020. Text Only Entry (cmasec) (Entered: 08/15/2020)

Aug. 15, 2020

Aug. 15, 2020

PACER

Memorandum

Aug. 16, 2020

Aug. 16, 2020

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ORDER granting 36 Motion for Leave to File Excess Pages. Plaintiffs have permission to file a response brief of up to 30 pages. By Magistrate Judge S. Kato Crews on 8/17/2020. Text Only Entry(skclc1) (Entered: 08/17/2020)

Aug. 17, 2020

Aug. 17, 2020

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ORDER granting 37 Motion for Extension of Time. Plaintiff may have up to and including September 14, 2020, to file a Response to the Motion to Dismiss. By Magistrate Judge S. Kato Crews on 8/17/2020. Text Only Entry(skclc1) (Entered: 08/17/2020)

Aug. 17, 2020

Aug. 17, 2020

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Order on Motion for Leave to File Excess Pages

Aug. 17, 2020

Aug. 17, 2020

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Order on Motion for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply

Aug. 17, 2020

Aug. 17, 2020

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Unopposed MOTION for Leave to Restrict by Defendant Frontier Airlines, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order (PDF Only))(Kitson, Danielle) (Entered: 08/18/2020)

Aug. 18, 2020

Aug. 18, 2020

PACER
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MINUTE ORDER The upcoming hearing in this matter before Magistrate Judge Crews shall be conducted via telephone. The parties shall call the Court provided conference line as a participant at 888.251.2909, Access Code 5662814# at the scheduled time. The Court notes that the parties may hear the conclusion of a prior hearing at the time they call in, and are instructed to simply wait until their case is called. The Court thanks the parties in advance for their patience and flexibility as the Court implements this new technology. Text Only Entry (amont, ) (Entered: 08/18/2020)

Aug. 18, 2020

Aug. 18, 2020

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MEMORANDUM regarding 41 Unopposed MOTION for Leave to Restrict filed by Frontier Airlines, Inc. Motion referred to Magistrate Judge S. Kato Crews by Judge Christine M. Arguello on 8/18/2020. Text Only Entry (cmasec) (Entered: 08/18/2020)

Aug. 18, 2020

Aug. 18, 2020

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Minute Order

Aug. 18, 2020

Aug. 18, 2020

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Proposed Scheduling Order by Plaintiffs Brandy Beck, Randi Freyer, Shannon Kiedrowski, Erin Zielinski. (Jonat, Jayme) (Entered: 08/19/2020)

Aug. 19, 2020

Aug. 19, 2020

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Memorandum

Aug. 19, 2020

Aug. 19, 2020

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COURTROOM MINUTES for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge S. Kato Crews: Telephone Scheduling Conference held on 8/26/2020. Discovery due by 4/23/2021. Dispositive Motions due by 5/24/2021. Joint Status Report due by 11/6/2020. Telephone Final Pretrial Conference set for 7/26/2021 10:30 AM in Courtroom C201 before Magistrate Judge S. Kato Crews. FTR: Courtroom C-201. (amont, ) (Entered: 08/26/2020)

Aug. 26, 2020

Aug. 26, 2020

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SCHEDULING ORDER: by Magistrate Judge S. Kato Crews on 8/26/2020. (amont, ) (Entered: 08/26/2020)

Aug. 26, 2020

Aug. 26, 2020

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MOTION to Stay Discovery or, in the alternative, to Limit Discovery to Plaintiff Freyers First Cause of Action by Defendant Frontier Airlines, Inc.. (Kitson, Danielle) (Entered: 08/31/2020)

Aug. 31, 2020

Aug. 31, 2020

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MEMORANDUM regarding 47 MOTION to Stay Discovery or, in the alternative, to Limit Discovery to Plaintiff Freyers First Cause of Action filed by Frontier Airlines, Inc. Motion referred to Magistrate Judge S. Kato Crews by Judge Christine M. Arguello on 9/1/2020. Text Only Entry (cmasec) (Entered: 09/01/2020)

Sept. 1, 2020

Sept. 1, 2020

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Memorandum

Sept. 1, 2020

Sept. 1, 2020

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ORDER granting 41 Motion for Leave to Restrict. The Court has reviewed the motion and the document and concludes that 32 Restricted Document - Level 1 shall remain under Level 1 restriction. By Magistrate Judge S. Kato Crews on 9/2/2020. Text Only Entry(skclc1) (Entered: 09/02/2020)

Sept. 2, 2020

Sept. 2, 2020

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Order on Motion for Leave to Restrict

Sept. 2, 2020

Sept. 2, 2020

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BRIEF in Opposition to 33 MOTION to Dismiss filed by Plaintiffs Brandy Beck, Randi Freyer, Shannon Kiedrowski, Erin Zielinski. (Jonat, Jayme) (Entered: 09/14/2020)

Sept. 14, 2020

Sept. 14, 2020

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BRIEF in Opposition to 47 MOTION to Stay Discovery or, in the alternative, to Limit Discovery to Plaintiff Freyers First Cause of Action filed by Plaintiffs Brandy Beck, Randi Freyer, Shannon Kiedrowski, Erin Zielinski. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - Declaration of Galen Sherwin)(Jonat, Jayme) (Entered: 09/21/2020)

Sept. 21, 2020

Sept. 21, 2020

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Unopposed MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages by Defendant Frontier Airlines, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order (PDF Only))(Kitson, Danielle) (Entered: 09/23/2020)

Sept. 23, 2020

Sept. 23, 2020

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Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 33 MOTION to Dismiss by Defendant Frontier Airlines, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order (PDF Only))(Kitson, Danielle) (Entered: 09/23/2020)

Sept. 23, 2020

Sept. 23, 2020

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MEMORANDUM regarding 53 Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 33 MOTION to Dismiss filed by Frontier Airlines, Inc., 52 Unopposed MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages filed by Frontier Airlines, Inc. Motions referred to Magistrate Judge S. Kato Crews by Judge Christine M. Arguello on 9/25/2020. Text Only Entry (cmasec) (Entered: 09/25/2020)

Sept. 25, 2020

Sept. 25, 2020

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ORDER granting 53 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply. For good cause shown, Defendant's Motion for Extension of Time to Reply is GRANTED. Defendant's have up to, and including, 10-5-2020 to file its Reply to the 33 Motion to Dismiss. SO ORDERED by Magistrate Judge S. Kato Crews on 09-25-2020. Text Only Entry (skclc2). (Entered: 09/25/2020)

Sept. 25, 2020

Sept. 25, 2020

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ORDER granting 52 Motion for Leave to File Excess Pages. For good cause shown, the Court GRANTS Defendant's Motion to Exceed Pages for its Reply to the 33 Motion to Dismiss. Defendant may have up to, and including, 15 pages for its Reply. SO ORDERED by Magistrate Judge S. Kato Crews on 09-25-2020. Text Only Entry(skclc2). (Entered: 09/25/2020)

Sept. 25, 2020

Sept. 25, 2020

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Memorandum

Sept. 25, 2020

Sept. 25, 2020

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Order on Motion for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply

Sept. 25, 2020

Sept. 25, 2020

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Order on Motion for Leave to File Excess Pages

Sept. 25, 2020

Sept. 25, 2020

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Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 47 MOTION to Stay Discovery or, in the alternative, to Limit Discovery to Plaintiff Freyers First Cause of Action, 33 MOTION to Dismiss by Defendant Frontier Airlines, Inc.. (Kitson, Danielle) (Entered: 10/02/2020)

Oct. 2, 2020

Oct. 2, 2020

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MEMORANDUM regarding 57 Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 47 MOTION to Stay Discovery or, in the alternative, to Limit Discovery to Plaintiff Freyers First Cause of Action, 33 MOTION to Dismiss filed by Frontier Airlines, Inc. Motion referred to Magistrate Judge S. Kato Crews by Judge Christine M. Arguello on 10/5/2020. Text Only Entry (cmasec) (Entered: 10/05/2020)

Oct. 5, 2020

Oct. 5, 2020

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Memorandum

Oct. 5, 2020

Oct. 5, 2020

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ORDER granting 57 Motion for Extension of Time. Defendant may have a two-week extension of time, to and including October 19, 2020, in which to file replies in support of its Motion to Dismiss and Motion to Stay Discovery. By Magistrate Judge S. Kato Crews on 10/8/2020. Text Only Entry(skclc1) (Entered: 10/08/2020)

Oct. 8, 2020

Oct. 8, 2020

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Order on Motion for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply

Oct. 8, 2020

Oct. 8, 2020

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NOTICE of Entry of Appearance by Stephen E. Baumann, II on behalf of Frontier Airlines, Inc.Attorney Stephen E. Baumann, II added to party Frontier Airlines, Inc.(pty:dft) (Baumann, Stephen) (Entered: 10/19/2020)

Oct. 19, 2020

Oct. 19, 2020

PACER
61

REPLY to Response to 33 MOTION to Dismiss filed by Defendant Frontier Airlines, Inc.. (Baumann, Stephen) (Entered: 10/19/2020)

Oct. 19, 2020

Oct. 19, 2020

PACER
62

REPLY to Response to 47 MOTION to Stay Discovery or, in the alternative, to Limit Discovery to Plaintiff Freyers First Cause of Action filed by Defendant Frontier Airlines, Inc.. (Baumann, Stephen) (Entered: 10/19/2020)

Oct. 19, 2020

Oct. 19, 2020

PACER
63

NOTICE of Entry of Appearance by Karen A. Sebaski on behalf of Brandy Beck, Randi Freyer, Shannon Kiedrowski, Erin ZielinskiAttorney Karen A. Sebaski added to party Brandy Beck(pty:pla), Attorney Karen A. Sebaski added to party Randi Freyer(pty:pla), Attorney Karen A. Sebaski added to party Shannon Kiedrowski(pty:pla), Attorney Karen A. Sebaski added to party Erin Zielinski(pty:pla) (Sebaski, Karen) (Entered: 11/02/2020)

Nov. 2, 2020

Nov. 2, 2020

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64

Joint STATUS REPORT by Defendant Frontier Airlines, Inc.. (Baumann, Stephen) (Entered: 11/06/2020)

Nov. 6, 2020

Nov. 6, 2020

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65

MOTION to Amend/Correct/Modify 1 Complaint, by Plaintiffs Brandy Beck, Randi Freyer, Shannon Kiedrowski, Erin Zielinski. (Jonat, Jayme) (Entered: 12/23/2020)

Dec. 23, 2020

Dec. 23, 2020

PACER
66

BRIEF in Support of 65 MOTION to Amend/Correct/Modify 1 Complaint, filed by Plaintiffs Brandy Beck, Randi Freyer, Shannon Kiedrowski, Erin Zielinski. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 - Amended Complaint)(Jonat, Jayme) (Entered: 12/23/2020)

Dec. 23, 2020

Dec. 23, 2020

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67

MOTION for Hearing/Conference Regarding Related Case by Plaintiffs Brandy Beck, Randi Freyer, Shannon Kiedrowski, Erin Zielinski. (Jonat, Jayme) (Entered: 12/23/2020)

Dec. 23, 2020

Dec. 23, 2020

PACER
68

MEMORANDUM regarding 67 MOTION for Hearing/Conference Regarding Related Case filed by Randi Freyer, Erin Zielinski, Brandy Beck, Shannon Kiedrowski, 65 MOTION to Amend/Correct/Modify 1 Complaint, filed by Randi Freyer, Erin Zielinski, Brandy Beck, Shannon Kiedrowski. Motions referred to Magistrate Judge S. Kato Crews by Judge Christine M. Arguello on 1/4/2021. Text Only Entry (cmasec) (Entered: 01/04/2021)

Jan. 4, 2021

Jan. 4, 2021

PACER

Memorandum

Jan. 4, 2021

Jan. 4, 2021

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69

ORDER granting 67 Motion for Hearing/Conference. A Telephonic Status Conference is set for 1/14/2021 at 09:30 AM before Magistrate Judge S. Kato Crews. Dial in information for the Conference is as follows:CONFERENCE CALL LINE: (888) 251-2909ACCESS CODE: 5662814# SO ORDERED by Magistrate Judge S. Kato Crews on 1/5/2021. Text Only Entry(skclc1) (Entered: 01/05/2021)

Jan. 5, 2021

Jan. 5, 2021

PACER

Order on Motion for Hearing/Conference

Jan. 5, 2021

Jan. 5, 2021

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70

MINUTE ORDER re: 67 MOTION for Hearing/Conference Regarding Related Case filed by Randi Freyer, Erin Zielinski, Brandy Beck, Shannon Kiedrowski. Having reviewed the matter further, and in light of the opposed nature of consolidation, the Court concludes that if Plaintiffs believe consolidation is the best course of action, they should file a motion to that effect. Consequently, the Status Conference set for 1/14/2021 is VACATED. However, should the parties conclude that they would simply like to coordinate the discovery schedules as between these cases, the Court would entertain amendments to the Scheduling Order to achieve those ends. If, after conferral, the parties agree to such scheduling amendments, they may call Judge Crews' chambers to discuss and set a conference with the Court. By Magistrate Judge S. Kato Crews on 1/12/2021. Text Only Entry (skclc1) (Entered: 01/12/2021)

Jan. 12, 2021

Jan. 12, 2021

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Minute Order

Jan. 12, 2021

Jan. 12, 2021

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71

RESPONSE to 65 MOTION to Amend/Correct/Modify 1 Complaint, filed by Defendant Frontier Airlines, Inc.. (Baumann, Stephen) (Entered: 01/13/2021)

Jan. 13, 2021

Jan. 13, 2021

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72

MINUTE ORDER GRANTING 65 Motion to Amend/Correct/Modify; finding as MOOT 33 Motion to Dismiss; and finding as MOOT 47 Motion to Stay. By Magistrate Judge S. Kato Crews on 1/21/2021.(skclc1) (Entered: 01/21/2021)

Jan. 21, 2021

Jan. 21, 2021

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Case Details

State / Territory: Colorado

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Disability Rights

Reproductive Issues

Key Dates

Filing Date: Dec. 10, 2019

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Female pilots who had children and breastfed their babies during their employment with Frontier.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

ACLU National (all projects)

ACLU Affiliates (any)

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Frontier Airlines, Private Entity/Person

Defendant Type(s):

Transportation

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

State Anti-Discrimination Law

Available 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

Disability and Disability Rights:

Reasonable Accommodations

Discrimination Area:

Accommodation / Leave

Disparate Impact

Disparate Treatment

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

Discrimination Basis:

Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)

Sex discrimination

Affected Sex/Gender(s):

Female