Case: EEOC v. CIGNA CORPORATION and INSURANCE COMPANY OF NORTH AMERICA

2:98-cv-00259 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Filed Date: Jan. 16, 1998

Closed Date: June 10, 1998

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Case Summary

In January 1998, the Philadelphia District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Cigna Corporation and Insurance Company of North America in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The docket is the only document publicly available regarding this case; therefore, the exact allegations involved are unknown. In March 1998, the case was stayed pending a decision in a U.S. Court of Appeals case, Ford v. Schering-Plough. In June 1998, the parties voluntarily dismissed the case.

Summary Authors

Michele Marxkors (6/19/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket (PACER)

Equal Employment v. Cigna Corporation

June 10, 1998 Docket

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Docket

Last updated May 12, 2022, 8 p.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

Complaint. (aam) (Entered: 01/20/1998)

Jan. 16, 1998

Summons(es) issued; 2 originals mailed to: Counsel 1/20/98 (aam) (Entered: 01/20/1998)

Jan. 16, 1998

Demand for jury trial by PLAINTIFF EQUAL EMPLOYMENT. (aam) (Entered: 01/20/1998)

Jan. 16, 1998

Special Case Management Track. (aam) (Entered: 01/20/1998)

Jan. 16, 1998
2

Appearance of CHRISTINE L. CIARROCCHI for DEFENDANT CIGNA CORPORATION, DEFENDANT INS. CO. OF NORTH AM , Certificate of Service. (cb) (Entered: 02/17/1998)

Feb. 13, 1998
3

MOTION by DEFENDANT CIGNA CORPORATION, DEFENDANT INS. CO. OF NORTH AM FOR STAY OF RESPONSIVE PLEADINGS , CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE. (cb) (Entered: 02/17/1998)

Feb. 13, 1998
4

MOTION by DEFENDANT CIGNA CORPORATION, DEFENDANT INS. CO. OF NORTH AM TO STAY PROCEEDINGS , CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE. (cb) (Entered: 02/17/1998)

Feb. 13, 1998
5

Response by PLAINTIFF EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION to Defendant's MOTION FOR STAY , Certificate of Service. (fe) (Entered: 02/20/1998)

Feb. 20, 1998
6

ORDER THAT DEFENDANTS' MOTION TO STAY PROCEEDINGS IS GRANTED NUNC PRO TUNC. ( SIGNED BY JUDGE LOWELL A. REED JR. ) 3/17/98 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED. (fe) (Entered: 03/17/1998)

March 17, 1998
7

ORDER THAT DEFENDANTS' MOTION TO STAY PROCEEDINGS IS GRANTED AND THIS CASE IS STAYED PENDING A DECISION IN THE CASE OF FORD V. SCHERING-PLOUGH, U.S. CT. OF APPEALS FOR THE THIRD CIRCUIT, NO.96-5674. ( SIGNED BY JUDGE LOWELL A. REED JR. ) 3/17/98 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED. (fe) (Entered: 03/17/1998)

March 17, 1998
8

ORDER THAT THE CLERK OF COURT MARK THIS ACTION CLOSED FOR STATISTICAL PURPOSES AND PLACE THE MATTER IN THE CIVIL SUSPENSE FILE. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED THAT THE COURT SHALL RETAIN JURISDICTION; AND THAT THE CASE BE RESTORED TO THE TRIAL DOCKET WHEN THE ACTION IS IN A STATUS SO THAT IT MAY PROCEED TO FINAL DISPOSITION; THIS ORDER SHALL NOT PREJUDICE THE RIGHTS OF THE PARTIES TO THIS LITIGATION. ( SIGNED BY JUDGE LOWELL A. REED JR. ) 3/18/98 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED. (fe) (Entered: 03/18/1998)

March 18, 1998
9

Affidavit of: Daniel Fishman re: served summons and complaint upon Marguerite Geiger, Paralegal on behalf of DEFENDANT CIGNA CORPORATION. Served by: personal service on 2/10/98. (lawmfa2) (Entered: 03/26/1998)

March 26, 1998
10

Stipulation of dismissal by PLAINTIFF EQUAL EMPLOYMENT, DEFENDANT CIGNA CORPORATION, DEFENDANT INS. CO. OF NORTH AMERICA without prejudice. (fe) (Entered: 06/09/1998)

June 9, 1998

Case closed (kv) (Entered: 06/10/1998)

June 10, 1998

State / Territory: Pennsylvania

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Jan. 16, 1998

Closing Date: June 10, 1998

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers.

Plaintiff Type(s):

EEOC Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

EEOC

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Insurance Company of North America, Private Entity/Person

Cigna Corporation, Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Unknown

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Voluntary Dismissal

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits