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Case Name In re Descendants of African Slavery PB-IL-0015
Docket / Court 1:02-cv-07764 ( N.D. Ill. )
State/Territory Illinois
Case Type(s) Public Benefits / Government Services
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Race
Black
Special Case Type
Multi-District Litigation (MDL)
Type of Facility
Non-government for profit
Causes of Action State law
Defendant(s) Aetna Inc.
Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp.
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.
Canadian National Railroad Co.
FleetBoston Financial Corp.
Lehman Brothers Inc.
Liggett Group, Inc.
Loews Corp.
New York Life Insurance Corp.
Norfolk Southern Railway Co.
R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
The Society of Lloyd's
Union Pacific Railway Co.
Westpoint Stevens
Plaintiff Description Formerly enslaved Africans and their descendants, formerly enslaved African-Americans and their decedents, and deceased formerly enslaved Africans and African-Americans.
Class action status sought Unknown
Class action status outcome Not sought
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Defendant
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief None
Source of Relief None
Filed 2002
Case Closing Year 2011
Case Ongoing No reason to think so
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Court Docket(s)
N.D. Ill.
04/07/2011
1:02-cv-07764
PB-IL-0015-9000.pdf | Detail
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General Documents
N.D. Ill.
06/17/2003
First Consolidated and Amended Complaint and Jury Demand [ECF# 58]
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N.D. Ill.
01/26/2004
Opinion and Order [ECF# 137] (304 F.Supp.2d 1027)
PB-IL-0015-0002.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
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N.D. Ill.
04/05/2004
Second Consolidated and Amended Complaint and Jury Demand [ECF# 157]
PB-IL-0015-0003.pdf | Detail
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Judges Norgle, Charles Ronald Sr. (N.D. Ill.) show/hide docs
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Plaintiff's Lawyers Afran, Bruce I. (New Jersey) show/hide docs
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Beisner, John (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Bledsoe, Gary Lynn (Texas) show/hide docs
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Cantrell, Harry E. Jr. (Louisiana) show/hide docs
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Jean-Baptiste, Lionel (Illinois) show/hide docs
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Kennon, Lawrence E (Illinois) show/hide docs
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Morsch, James A (Illinois) show/hide docs
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Notzon, Robert Stephen (Texas) show/hide docs
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Ntsebeza, Dumisa Buhle () show/hide docs
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Nwoye, Benjamin Obi (Illinois) show/hide docs
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Eckstein, Maya Miriam (Virginia) show/hide docs
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Emory, Frank E Jr (North Carolina) show/hide docs
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Schnabl, Marco E (New York) show/hide docs
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Tchen, Christina M. (Illinois) show/hide docs
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