Case: EEOC v. Sidley Austin Brown & Wood

1:05-cv-00208 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Filed Date: Jan. 14, 2005

Closed Date: 2009

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Case Summary

On January 14, 2005, the Chicago District Office of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division. The plaintiff sued the law firm Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP under 29 U.S.C. §621, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (“ADEA”). The plaintiff claimed that the defendant discriminated on the basis of age. Specifically, the plaintiff claimed that the defendant implemente…

On January 14, 2005, the Chicago District Office of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division. The plaintiff sued the law firm Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP under 29 U.S.C. §621, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (“ADEA”). The plaintiff claimed that the defendant discriminated on the basis of age. Specifically, the plaintiff claimed that the defendant implemented an age-based retirement policy that discriminated against employees forty and older and downgraded or expelled attorneys on account of their age.

The plaintiff sought a permanent injunction enjoining the defendant from engaging in any employment practice that discriminates on the basis of age against individuals 40 years of age and older; to order the defendant to institute and carry out policies that provide equal employment opportunities for individuals 40 years of age and older; to order the defendant to reinstate of a class of employees over the age of 40 to the status of partner which they previously occupied or in the alternative provide front pay, back pay, prejudgment interest, the value of lost benefits and liquidated damages.

On June 9, 2005, U.S. District Judge James B Zagel denied the defendant’s motion for summary judgement involving individual relief for persons who failed to file charges under the ADEA and were therefore, according to the defendants, barred from bringing their own individual suits. Judge Zagel ordered that concerns over brining stale claims did not override the EEOC’s right to advance the interests of the public by seeking individual relief for at least some individuals in this case.

On December 20, 2005, Judge Zagel decided that the defendant’s motion for partial summary judgement on reconsideration on claims for individual relief was denied and the defendant’s motion of certification for interlocutory appeal was granted. The flowing questions of law was certified by Judge Zagel: “in the circumstances of this case, whether the EEOC may pursue individual relief for persons who did not file charges under the ADEA and are now barred from bringing their own individual suits?” On February 17, 2006, the Seventh Circuit affirmed the judgement of the District Court.

Following some discovery, the parties settled the lawsuit on October 4, 2007 through a consent decree. The consent decree contained anti-discrimination and retaliation clauses, and required the defendant to: keep records, hire an internal monitor, post notice of employee rights, distribute copies of the consent decree to all partners, and pay $27,500,000 to eligible claimants according to the EEOC's discretion pursuant to a confidential document. The term of the decree was from October 2007 until December 31, 2009 and as there is no further enforcement action on the docket, the case is presumably closed.

Summary Authors

Daisy Manning (4/24/2008)

Rachel Barr (4/1/2018)

People

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Judge(s)

Easterbrook, Frank Hoover (Illinois)

Posner, Richard Allen (Illinois)

Wood, Diane Pamela (Illinois)

Zagel, James Block (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Cooper, Ronald S. (District of Columbia)

Dreiband, Eric S. (District of Columbia)

Elkin, Laurie S (Illinois)

Gochanour, Gregory M. (Illinois)

Hamilton, Deborah Lois (Illinois)

Hendrickson, John C. (Illinois)

Judge(s)

Easterbrook, Frank Hoover (Illinois)

Posner, Richard Allen (Illinois)

Wood, Diane Pamela (Illinois)

Zagel, James Block (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Cooper, Ronald S. (District of Columbia)

Dreiband, Eric S. (District of Columbia)

Elkin, Laurie S (Illinois)

Gochanour, Gregory M. (Illinois)

Hamilton, Deborah Lois (Illinois)

Hendrickson, John C. (Illinois)

Lee, James E. (District of Columbia)

Mulaire, Justin (Illinois)

Reams, Gwendolyn Young (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Bills, Matthew A. (Illinois)

Bucheit, John E. (Illinois)

Cole, Thomas A. (Illinois)

Conway, Michael Peter (Illinois)

Douglas, Charles W. (Illinois)

Elden, Gary Michael (Illinois)

Elmore, Elizabeth S. (Illinois)

Grossman, Paul (California)

Gulland, Michael S. (Illinois)

Jones, Gregory C (Illinois)

McMurtrie, Amanda Helen (Illinois)

McNally, Laura K. (Illinois)

Murray, Lynn Hagman (Illinois)

Solis, Maile H. (Illinois)

Span, Robert S. (California)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket [Court of Appeals]

Sidley Austin LLP v. EEOC

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

March 16, 2006 Docket

Docket [PACER]

EEOC v. Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP

May 29, 2008 Docket
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Complaint

EEOC v. Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP

Jan. 13, 2005 Complaint
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Memorandum Opinion and Order [Regarding Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment]

EEOC v. Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP

June 9, 2005 Order/Opinion

EEOC Press Release [Regarding June 9, 2005, Ruling]

EEOC v. Sidley Austin

No Court

June 9, 2005 Press Release
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Protective Order

EEOC v. Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP

Sept. 2, 2005 Order/Opinion

EEOC Press Release [Announcing Lawsuit]

EEOC v. Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP

No Court

Nov. 13, 2005 Press Release
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Memorandum Opinion and Order [Regarding Defendant's Motions for Summary Judgment and of Certification for Interlocutory Appeal]

EEOC v. Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP

406 F.Supp.2d 991

Dec. 20, 2005 Order/Opinion

EEOC Press Release [Regarding Dec. 20, 2005, Ruling]

EEOC v. Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP

No Court

Dec. 20, 2005 Press Release

EEOC Press Release [Regarding Court of Appeals Decision]

EEOC v. Sidley Austin

No Court

Feb. 17, 2006 Press Release

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4251350/eeoc-v-sidley-austin-brown/

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

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COMPLAINT; Jury demand - Civil cover sheet - Appearance(s) of John C. Hendrickson, Gregory M. Gochanour, Laurie S. Elkin, Deborah Lois Hamilton as attorney(s) for plaintiff (No summons(es) issued.) (Documents: 1-1 through 1-3) (cem) (Entered: 01/14/2005)

Jan. 13, 2005 RECAP
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WAIVER OF SERVICE returned executed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP waiver sent on 1/13/2005, answer due 3/14/2005. (gcy, ) (Entered: 02/03/2005)

Jan. 31, 2005 PACER
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ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendant Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP by Gregory Campbell Jones, Lynn Hagman Murray, Gary Michael Elden. (gcy, ) (Entered: 03/16/2005)

March 14, 2005 PACER
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ANSWER to Complaint by Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP.(gcy, ) (Entered: 03/16/2005)

March 14, 2005 PACER
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APPLICATION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice on behalf of Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP, Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP by Paul Grossman; Order entered granting leave by James B. Zagel. Filing fee $ 100 paid, receipt number 10920675 (gcy, ) (Entered: 03/28/2005)

March 15, 2005 PACER
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APPLICATION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice on behalf of Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP, Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP by Robert S Span; Order entered granting leave by James B. Zagel. Filing fee $ 100 paid, receipt number 10420675 (gcy, ) (Entered: 03/28/2005)

March 15, 2005 PACER
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MOTION by Defendant for leave to file defendant's motion for partial summary judgment on claims for individual relief and to file overlength brief (gma, ). Modified on 11/13/2006 (las, ). (Entered: 04/20/2005)

April 19, 2005 PACER
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NOTICE of Motion by Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP for presentment of MOTION by Defendant for leave to file defendant's motion for partial summary judgment on claims for individual relief and to file overlength brief 7 before Honorable James B. Zagel on 4/21/2005 at 10:15 AM. (gma, ) . Modified on 11/13/2006 (las, ). (Entered: 04/20/2005)

April 19, 2005 PACER
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JOINT MOTION by Plaintiff, Defendant for leave to file parties' joint report on compliance with Rules 16(B) and 26(F) and their proposals on case management and a discovery plan (gma, ) . Modified on 11/13/2006 (las, ). (Entered: 04/20/2005)

April 19, 2005 PACER
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NOTICE of Motion by plaintiff, defendant for presentment of JOINT MOTION by Plaintiff, Defendant for leave to file parties' joint report on compliance with Rules 16(B) and 26(F) and their proposals on case management and a discovery plan 9 before Honorable James B. Zagel on 4/21/2005 at 10:15 AM. (gma, ) . Modified on 11/13/2006 (las, ). (Entered: 04/20/2005)

April 19, 2005 PACER
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MINUTE entry before Judge James B. Zagel dated 4/21/05: Motion hearing held. Parties motion for leave to file parties' joint report on compliance with Rules 16(B) and 26(F), and their proposals on case management (9) is granted. Judicial staff mailed notice (gl, ) (Entered: 04/21/2005)

April 21, 2005 PACER
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MINUTE entry before Judge James B. Zagel dated 4/21/05: Motion hearing held. Defendant's motion for leave to file defendant's motion for partial summary judgment on claims for individual relief (7) and to file overlength brief (7) is granted. Plaintiff is granted leave to file oversized response to defendant's motion for partial summary judgment. Plaintiff is to respond to defendant's motion for partial summary judgment on or before 5/10/05. Defendant is to reply by 5/24/05. Ruling on defendant's motion for partial summary judgment is set for 6/9/05 at 10:15 a.m. Judicial staff mailed notice (gl, ) (Entered: 04/21/2005)

April 21, 2005 PACER
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LOCAL RULE 56.1 Statement of undisputed facts by defendant. (gcy, ) (Entered: 05/02/2005)

April 27, 2005 PACER
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MEMORANDUM by defendant in Support of of its motion for partial summary judgment on claims for individual relief. (gcy, ) (Entered: 05/02/2005)

April 27, 2005 RECAP
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MOTION by Defendant Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP for partial summary judgment on claims for individual relief. (gcy, ) (Entered: 05/02/2005)

April 27, 2005 PACER
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RESPONSE by Plaintiff EEOC to defendant's Local Rule 56.1 statement of undisputed facts.(gcy, ) (Entered: 05/19/2005)

May 10, 2005 PACER
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BRIEF by EEOC in Opposition to defendant's motion for partial summary judgment on claims for individual relief. (gcy, ) (Entered: 05/19/2005)

May 10, 2005 PACER
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LOCAL RULE 56.1 Statement of undisputed facts by plaintiff EEOC. (gcy, ) (Entered: 05/19/2005)

May 10, 2005 PACER
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RESPONSE by Defendant Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP to plaintiff's Rule 56.1(b)(3)(B) statement of undisputed facts. (gcy, ) (Entered: 05/27/2005)

May 24, 2005 PACER
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REPLY by Defendant Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP in support of motion for partial summary judgment. (gcy, ) (Entered: 05/27/2005)

May 24, 2005 PACER
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MINUTE entry before Judge James B. Zagel : Status hearing held on 6/9/2005. MOTION by Defendant Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP for partial summary judgment 15 is denied. Status hearing set for 7/21/2005 at 10:00 AM. Judicial staff mailed notice (drw, ) (Entered: 06/15/2005)

June 9, 2005 PACER
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MOTION by Defendant for limited reconsideration or, in the alternative, certification for interlocutory review (gma, ) (Entered: 06/14/2005)

June 14, 2005 PACER
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NOTICE of Motion by Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP for presentment of MOTION by Defendant for limited reconsideration or, in the alternative, certification for interlocutory review 21 before Honorable James B. Zagel on 6/16/2005 at 10:15 AM. (gma, ) (Entered: 06/14/2005)

June 14, 2005 PACER
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MINUTE entry before Judge James B. Zagel : MOTION by Defendant Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLPMOTION by Defendant Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP for reconsideration 21 is withdrawn, in the alternative, for certification for interlocutory review is denied, both for the reasons stated in open court. No notice (drw, ) (Entered: 06/23/2005)

June 16, 2005 PACER
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NOTICE by Gary Michael Elden, Gregory Campbell Jones, Lynn Hagman Murray of Change of Address. (gcy, ) (Entered: 06/23/2005)

June 20, 2005 PACER
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MOTION by Plaintiff to compel and for entry of protective order (gma, ) (Entered: 07/20/2005)

July 19, 2005 PACER
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NOTICE of Motion by Deborah Lois Hamilton for presentment of MOTION by Plaintiff to compel and for entry of protective order 26 before Honorable James B. Zagel on 7/21/2005 at 10:15 AM. (gma, ) (Entered: 07/20/2005)

July 19, 2005 PACER
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MINUTE entry before Judge James B. Zagel : Status hearing held on 7/21/2005. Set deadlines/hearing as to motion to compel, motion for protective order 26 : Responses due by 7/28/2005 Replies due by 8/1/2005. Ruling on motion before Honorable James B. Zagel on 8/11/2005 at 12:00 PM. No notice (drw, ) (Entered: 08/05/2005)

July 21, 2005 PACER
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RESPONSE by Defendant Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP in opposition to the EECO's motion to compel production (Exhibits). (Poor Quality Original - Paper Document on File). (gcy, ) (Entered: 08/01/2005)

July 28, 2005 PACER
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REPLY by Plaintiff EEOC in support of EEOC's motion to compel production and for entry of a protective order. (gcy, ) (Entered: 08/08/2005)

Aug. 4, 2005 PACER
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MOTION by Defendant Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP for leave to file sur-reply (Attachments: # 1 Sur-reply)(gma, ) (Entered: 08/09/2005)

2 Sur-reply

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Aug. 9, 2005 PACER
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NOTICE of Motion by Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP for presentment of MOTION by Defendant Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP for leave to file sur-reply 31 before Honorable James B. Zagel on 8/11/2005 at 10:15 AM. (gma, ) (Entered: 08/09/2005)

Aug. 9, 2005 PACER
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MINUTE entry before Judge James B. Zagel : MOTION by Defendant Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP for leave to file 31 sur-reply is granted. Telephoned notice (drw, ) (Entered: 08/29/2005)

Aug. 11, 2005 PACER
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Submission regarding procedure for objecting to production of personnel files by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Exhibits); Notice. (jmp, ) (Entered: 08/22/2005)

Aug. 18, 2005 PACER
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SUBMISSION regarding Notification of alleged class members and proposed protective order by Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP. (gcy, ) (Entered: 08/23/2005)

Aug. 18, 2005 PACER
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MOTION by Defendant Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP for leave to file Objections to EEOC's Submission (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service# 2 Exhibit A - Sidley Austin Brown & Wood's Objections to EEOC's Submission Regarding Notification of Individuals)(Solis, Maile) (Entered: 08/23/2005)

2 Certificate of Service

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3 Exhibit A - Sidley Austin Brown & Wood's Objections to EEOC's Submissi

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Aug. 23, 2005 PACER
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NOTICE of Motion by Maile H. Solis for presentment of motion for leave to file, 34 before Honorable James B. Zagel on 8/25/2005 at 10:15 AM. (Solis, Maile) (Entered: 08/23/2005)

Aug. 23, 2005 PACER
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MINUTE entry before Judge James B. Zagel : Motion hearing held on 8/25/2005 regarding motion for leave to file. MOTION by Defendant Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP for leave to file Objections to EEOC's Submission is granted part and denied in part for the reasons stated in open court. Status hearing set for 9/1/2005 at 10:00 AM. No notice, advised in open court. (drw, ) (Entered: 09/16/2005)

Aug. 25, 2005 PACER
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ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendant Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP by Maile H. Solis (Solis, Maile) (Entered: 09/01/2005)

Sept. 1, 2005 PACER
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MINUTE entry before Judge James B. Zagel : Status hearing held on 9/1/2005. Status hearing set for 10/11/2005 at 10:00 AM. No notice, advised in open court (drw, ) (Entered: 09/21/2005)

Sept. 1, 2005 PACER
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MINUTE entry before Judge James B. Zagel : Enter Protective Order. No notices required. (gcy, ) (Entered: 09/23/2005)

Sept. 2, 2005 PACER
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PROTECTIVE Order Signed by Judge James B. Zagel on 9/2/2005:(gcy, ) (Entered: 09/23/2005)

Sept. 2, 2005 PACER
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SEALED DOCUMENT by defendant: Status report regarding individual objections and renewed request for reconsideration (RESTRICTED) (vmj, ) (Entered: 10/12/2005)

Oct. 7, 2005 PACER
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MINUTE entry before Judge James B. Zagel : Status hearing held on 10/11/2005. Objections received taken under advisement. Status hearing set for 10/18/2005 at 10:00 AM. (drw, ) (Entered: 10/11/2005)

Oct. 11, 2005 PACER
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MINUTE entry before Judge James B. Zagel : Status hearing held on 10/18/2005. MOTION by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to compel and for protective order 26 is granted in part and denied in part. Objections 2 thur 7 are overruled. Objection 1 is sustained. Hearing regarding objection 1 is set for 11/9/2005 at 11:00 a.m. Status hearing set for 11/9/2005 at 11:00 AM. (drw, ) (Entered: 10/19/2005)

Oct. 18, 2005 PACER
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ATTORNEY Appearance for Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission by Justin Mulaire (Mulaire, Justin) (Entered: 11/02/2005)

Nov. 2, 2005 PACER
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RESPONSE in opposition to Defendant's Renewed Request for Reconsideration or Certification for Interlocutory Appeal (Attachments: # 1 Notice of Filing)(Hamilton, Deborah) (Entered: 11/07/2005)

2 Notice of Filing

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Nov. 7, 2005 PACER
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ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendant Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP by John E. Bucheit (Bucheit, John) (Entered: 11/18/2005)

Nov. 18, 2005 PACER
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ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendant Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP by Amanda Helen McMurtrie (McMurtrie, Amanda) (Entered: 11/18/2005)

Nov. 18, 2005 PACER
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MINUTE entry before Judge James B. Zagel : The motion for certification is granted. Defendant's motion for summary judgment is denied initially and on reconsideration. Defendant's motion for certification for interlocutory appeal is granted. Mailed notice (drw, ) (Entered: 12/20/2005)

Dec. 20, 2005 PACER
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MEMORANDUM Opinion and Order Signed by Judge James B. Zagel on 12/20/2005:Mailed notice(drw, ) (Entered: 12/20/2005)

Dec. 20, 2005 RECAP
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MINUTE entry before Judge James B. Zagel : Enter order of certification for interlocutory appeal of the denial of the motion for partial summary judgment. Mailed notice (rmm, ) (Entered: 12/28/2005)

Dec. 23, 2005 PACER
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ORDER requested by court regarding certification for interlocutory appeal of the court's denial of defendant's motion for partial summary judgment. Signed by Judge James B. Zagel on 12/20/2005:Mailed notice(rmm, ) Modified on 2/17/2006 (vcf, ). (Entered: 12/28/2005)

Dec. 23, 2005 PACER
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TRANSCRIPT of proceedings for the following dates: 11/9/2005; Before the Honorable James B. Zagel (rmm, ) (Entered: 12/30/2005)

Dec. 29, 2005 PACER
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LETTER from United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit dated 2/17/2006. (rmm, ) (Entered: 02/23/2006)

Feb. 21, 2006 PACER
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OPINION from the USCA for the 7th Circuit; Submitted 2/7/2006; Decided 2/17/2006 in USCA case no. 06-8002. (rmm, ) (Entered: 02/23/2006)

Feb. 21, 2006 PACER
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OPINION from the USCA for the 7th Circuit; Submitted 2/7/2006; Decided 2/17/2006 in USCA case no. 06-8002 (rmm, ) (Entered: 03/16/2006)

March 13, 2006 PACER
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LETTER from the USCA retaining the record on appeal in USCA no. 06-8002. (jmm, ) (Entered: 03/20/2006)

March 13, 2006 PACER
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MANDATE received by the 7th Circuit; Case no 06-8002: The judgment of the District Court is affirmed, with costs, in accordance with the decision of this court entered on this date. (jmm, ) (Entered: 03/20/2006)

March 13, 2006 PACER
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MOTION by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for order deeming matters admitted, pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P. 36 (Mulaire, Justin) (Entered: 04/03/2006)

April 3, 2006 PACER
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MEMORANDUM by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Support of motion for miscellaneous relief 60 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit EEOC's requests to admit# 2 Exhibit Sidley's responses to EEOC's requests to admit)(Mulaire, Justin) (Entered: 04/03/2006)

2 Exhibit EEOC's requests to admit

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3 Exhibit Sidley's responses to EEOC's requests to admit

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April 3, 2006 PACER
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NOTICE of Motion by Justin Mulaire for presentment of motion for miscellaneous relief 60 before Honorable James B. Zagel on 4/6/2006 at 10:15 AM. (Mulaire, Justin) (Entered: 04/03/2006)

April 3, 2006 PACER
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ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendant Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP by Michael Peter Conway (Conway, Michael) (Entered: 04/05/2006)

April 5, 2006 PACER
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MEMORANDUM by Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP in Opposition to motion for miscellaneous relief 60 Sidley's Opposition to the EEOC's Motion to Determine the Sufficiency of Responses to Requests to Admit Facts (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Amended and Supplemental Responses)(Solis, Maile) (Entered: 04/05/2006)

2 Exhibit Amended and Supplemental Responses

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April 5, 2006 PACER
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EXHIBIT by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission regarding memorandum in support of motion 61 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit C to document #61# 2 Exhibit D to document #61)(Mulaire, Justin) (Entered: 04/05/2006)

2 Exhibit C to document #61

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3 Exhibit D to document #61

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April 5, 2006 PACER
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MOTION by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to disqualify counsel from representing one non-party witness (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A# 2 Exhibit B (stricken pursuant to minute order dated 6/5/06)# 3 Exhibit C# 4 Exhibit D)(Mulaire, Justin) Modified on 6/6/2006 (mb, ). (Entered: 06/05/2006)

2 Exhibit A

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4 Exhibit C

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5 Exhibit D

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June 5, 2006 PACER
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MEMORANDUM by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Support of motion to disqualify counsel 66 (Mulaire, Justin) (Entered: 06/05/2006)

June 5, 2006 PACER
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NOTICE of Motion by Justin Mulaire for presentment of motion to disqualify counsel 66 before Honorable James B. Zagel on 6/13/2006 at 10:15 AM. (Mulaire, Justin) (Entered: 06/05/2006)

June 5, 2006 PACER
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EXHIBIT by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Exhibit B (corrected) regarding MOTION by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to disqualify counsel from representing one non-party witness 66 (Mulaire, Justin) (Entered: 06/05/2006)

June 5, 2006 PACER
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MINUTE entry before Judge James B. Zagel : The Clerk of Court is directed to strike attachment 2 to document number 66 as erroneously filed. Mailed notice (mb, ) (Entered: 06/06/2006)

June 5, 2006 PACER
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RESPONSE by Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP to MOTION by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to disqualify counsel from representing one non-party witness 66 (Conway, Michael) (Entered: 06/09/2006)

June 9, 2006 PACER
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MINUTE entry before Judge James B. Zagel : MOTION by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to disqualify counsel from representing one non-party witness 66 is denied as moot. Telephoned notice (drw, ) (Entered: 06/12/2006)

June 12, 2006 PACER
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MOTION by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to amend/correct Protective Order (agreed motion) (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, proposed Amended Protective Order# 2 Exhibit B, original Protective Order)(Mulaire, Justin) (Entered: 06/15/2006)

2 Exhibit A, proposed Amended Protective Order

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3 Exhibit B, original Protective Order

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June 15, 2006 PACER
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NOTICE of Motion by Justin Mulaire for presentment of motion to amend/correct 73 before Honorable James B. Zagel on 6/20/2006 at 10:15 AM. (Mulaire, Justin) (Entered: 06/15/2006)

June 15, 2006 PACER
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MINUTE entry before Judge James B. Zagel : Motion hearing held on 6/20/2006 regarding motion to amend/correct 73 . MOTION by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to amend/correct protective order 73 is granted. Amended protective order to be submitted to the court for signature. Mailed notice (drw, ) (Entered: 06/21/2006)

June 20, 2006 PACER
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AMENDED PROTECTIVE Order Signed by Judge James B. Zagel on 6/20/2006.Mailed notice(mb, ) (Entered: 06/23/2006)

June 20, 2006 PACER
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MINUTE entry before Judge James B. Zagel : Enter Amended Protective Order. (For further detail see order.) Telephoned notice (hp, ) (Entered: 07/20/2006)

June 20, 2006 PACER
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MOTION by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to compel Fed. R. Civ. P. 30(b)(6) deposition (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit)(Hamilton, Deborah) (Entered: 07/10/2006)

2 Exhibit

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July 10, 2006 PACER
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NOTICE of Motion by Deborah Lois Hamilton for presentment of motion to compel 77 before Honorable James B. Zagel on 7/13/2006 at 10:15 AM. (Hamilton, Deborah) (Entered: 07/10/2006)

July 10, 2006 PACER
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SEALED DOCUMENT (RESTRICTED) (mb, ) (Entered: 07/12/2006)

July 10, 2006 PACER
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RESPONSE TO PLAINTIFF EEOC'S MOTION TO COMPEL A FED. R. CIV. P. 30(B)(6) DEPOSITION REGARDING THE REASONS SIDLEY PARTNERS WERE CHANGED IN STATUS FROM "PARTNER" TO "SENIOR COUNSEL" OR "COUNSEL" (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 through 5)(Solis, Maile) (Entered: 07/12/2006)

2 Exhibit 1 through 5

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July 12, 2006 PACER
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CERTIFICATE by Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP of Service (mb, ) (Entered: 07/14/2006)

July 12, 2006 PACER
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SEALED DOCUMENT Exhibits 1, 2 and 3 to Defendant Sidley Austin LLP's Response to Plaintiff EEOC's Motion to Compel a Fed. R. Civ. P. 30(b)(6) Deposition Regarding the reasons Sidley Partners Were Changed in Status From "Partner" to "Senior Counsel" or "Counsel". (RESTRICTED) (mb, ) (Entered: 07/14/2006)

July 12, 2006 PACER
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MINUTE entry before Judge James B. Zagel : Motion hearing held on 7/13/2006. MOTION by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to compel Fed. R. Civ. P. 30(b)(6) deposition 77 is granted in part and denied in part. Status hearing set for 9/28/2006 at 10:00 AM. (drw, ) (Entered: 07/31/2006)

July 13, 2006 PACER
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ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendant Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP by Matthew Alan Bills (Bills, Matthew) (Entered: 07/20/2006)

July 20, 2006 PACER
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MOTION by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to compel Deponent William White to Answer Questions Regarding his conversations with Sidley Management and for completion of his deposition (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit A# 2 Exhibit Exhibit B# 3 Exhibit Exhibit C# 4 Exhibit Exhibit D# 5 Exhibit Exhibit E# 6 Exhibit Exhibit F# 7 Exhibit Exhibit G)(Hamilton, Deborah) (Entered: 09/05/2006)

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5 Exhibit Exhibit D

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6 Exhibit Exhibit E

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7 Exhibit Exhibit F

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8 Exhibit Exhibit G

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Sept. 5, 2006 PACER
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NOTICE of Motion by Deborah Lois Hamilton for presentment of motion to compel, 86 before Honorable James B. Zagel on 9/19/2006 at 10:15 AM. (Hamilton, Deborah) (Entered: 09/05/2006)

Sept. 5, 2006 PACER
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RESPONSE by Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP to MOTION by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to compel Deponent William White to Answer Questions Regarding his conversations with Sidley Management and for completion of his deposition 86 (Conway, Michael) (Entered: 09/15/2006)

Sept. 15, 2006 PACER
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MOTION by Defendant Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP to compel RESPONSES TO INTERROGATORIES, COMPLIANCE WITH SUBPOENAS, AND SUPPLEMENTATION OF DEFICIENT DISCOVERY RESPONSES (Murray, Lynn) (Entered: 09/15/2006)

Sept. 15, 2006 PACER
90

MEMORANDUM by Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP in Support of motion to compel 89 RESPONSES TO INTERROGATORIES, COMPLIANCE WITH SUBPOENAS, AND SUPPLEMENTATION OF DEFICIENT DISCOVERY RESPONSES (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A-M)(Murray, Lynn) (Entered: 09/15/2006)

2 Exhibit A-M

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Sept. 15, 2006 PACER
91

NOTICE of Motion by Lynn Hagman Murray for presentment of motion to compel 89 before Honorable James B. Zagel on 9/19/2006 at 10:15 AM. (Murray, Lynn) (Entered: 09/15/2006)

Sept. 15, 2006 PACER
92

SEALED DOCUMENT by Defendant (RESTRICTED) (mb, ) (Entered: 09/18/2006)

Sept. 15, 2006 PACER
93

REPLY by Equal Employment Opportunity Commissionin Support of MOTION by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to compel Deponent William White to Answer Questions Regarding his conversations with Sidley Management and for completion of his deposition 86 Notice of EEOC's Agreement to Dismiss as Moot and Without Prejudice EEOC's Motion to Compel Deponent William White to Answer Questions Regarding his Conversations with Sidley Management and for Completion of His Deposition (Hamilton, Deborah) (Entered: 09/18/2006)

Sept. 18, 2006 PACER
94

MINUTE entry before Judge James B. Zagel : Motion hearing held on 9/19/2006. MOTION by Defendant Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP to compel RESPONSES TO INTERROGATORIES, COMPLIANCE WITH SUBPOENAS, AND SUPPLEMENTATION OF DEFICIENT DISCOVERY RESPONSES 89 response due by 9/25/2006. MOTION by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to compel deponent William White to answer questions regarding his conversations with Sidley Management and for completion of his deposition 86 is withdrawn without prejudice. Mailed notice (drw, ) (Entered: 09/19/2006)

Sept. 19, 2006 PACER
95

RESPONSE by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Opposition to MOTION by Defendant Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP to compel RESPONSES TO INTERROGATORIES, COMPLIANCE WITH SUBPOENAS, AND SUPPLEMENTATION OF DEFICIENT DISCOVERY RESPONSES 89 (Mulaire, Justin) (Entered: 09/25/2006)

Sept. 25, 2006 PACER
97

SEALED DOCUMENT. (RESTRICTED) (mb, ) (Entered: 09/28/2006)

Sept. 25, 2006 PACER
96

REPLY by Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLPin Support of MOTION by Defendant Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP to compel RESPONSES TO INTERROGATORIES, COMPLIANCE WITH SUBPOENAS, AND SUPPLEMENTATION OF DEFICIENT DISCOVERY RESPONSES 89 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 and 2)(Murray, Lynn) (Entered: 09/27/2006)

2 Exhibit 1 and 2

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Sept. 27, 2006 PACER
98

MINUTE entry before Judge James B. Zagel : Status hearing set for 10/6/2006 at 10:30 AM. Mailed notice (drw, ) (Entered: 10/04/2006)

Oct. 4, 2006 PACER
99

MINUTE entry before Judge James B. Zagel : Status hearing held on 10/6/2006. Motion to compel 89 is granted in part and denied in part for the reasons stated in open court. Status hearing set for 11/14/2006 at 12:00 PM. Mailed notice (drw, ) (Entered: 10/12/2006)

Oct. 6, 2006 PACER
100

MOTION by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for discovery schedule (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, proposed scheduling order# 2 Exhibit B, chart)(Mulaire, Justin) (Entered: 11/10/2006)

2 Exhibit A, proposed scheduling order

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State / Territory: Illinois

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Jan. 14, 2005

Closing Date: 2009

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of employees forty and older who were discriminated on the basis of their age when the defendant implemented an age-based retirement policy and also downgraded or expelled on account of their age.

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

Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP (Chicago, Illinois), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), 29 U.S.C. §§ 621 et seq.

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Monetary Relief

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: $27,500,000

Order Duration: 2007 - 2009

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Recordkeeping

Retaliation Prohibition

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Demotion

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Discrimination-basis:

Age discrimination

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits