Case Details

CourtNorthern District of Alabama
Docket number2:11-cv-00753
Date case filed2011-02-23
Date case closed2013-06-04
Date of latest filing
Assigned toJudge James H Hancock
Case cause42:2000 Job Discrimination (Age)
Nature of suit442 Civil Rights: Jobs
Jury demandPlaintiff
Demand
JurisdictionFederal Question

Case Parties

Party: Bridgette Burgin
Party type: Plaintiff
Attorney name: Bridgette Burgin
Attorney Contact:
P.O. Box 2191
Woodstock, GA 30188
678-494-9222
PRO SE


Attorney name: Kevin W Jent
Attorney Contact:
WIGGINS CHILDS PANTAZIS FISHER & GOLDFARB
The Kress Building
301 19th Street North
Birmingham, AL 35203-3204
205-314-0549
Fax: 205-254-1500
Email: [email protected]
TERMINATED: 06/01/2011 ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Burlington Coat Factory
Party type: Defendant
Attorney name: Alice A Kokodis
Attorney Contact:
EDWARDS ANGELL PALMER & DODGE LLP
111 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02199-7613
617-239-0253
Fax: 866-227-5399
Email: [email protected]
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Caroline F Turcotte
Attorney Contact:
EDWARDS WILDMAN PALMER
111 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02199
617-239-0395
Fax: 888-325-9073
Email: [email protected]
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: David L Warren , Jr
Attorney Contact:
OGLETREE DEAKINS NASH SMOAK & STEWART PC
420 20th Street North, Suite 1900
Birmingham, AL 35203-3212
205-328-1900
Fax: 205-328-6000
Email: [email protected]
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Samantha K Smith
Attorney Contact:
OGLETREE DEAKINS NASH SMOAK & STEWART PC
420 20th Street North, Suite 1900
Birmingham, AL 35203
205-328-1900
Fax: 205-328-6000
Email: [email protected]
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Case Docket

Docket
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Long Description
12011-02-23 COMPLAINT against Burlington Coat Factory (Filing fee $ 350, B4601020371), filed by Bridgette Burgin.(BST, ) (Entered: 02/25/2011)
22011-05-10 Request for service by certified mail filed by Bridgette Burgin. (BST, ) (Entered: 05/11/2011)
32011-05-11 Summons Issued as to Burlington Coat Factory, mailed certified mail to dft (BST, ) (Entered: 05/11/2011)
42011-05-13 SUMMONS Returned Executed Burlington Coat Factory served on 5/12/2011, answer due 6/2/2011. (BST, ) (Entered: 05/13/2011)
52011-05-17 MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney by Bridgette Burgin. (Jent, Kevin) (Entered: 05/17/2011)
62011-05-17 SUMMONS Returned Executed Burlington Coat Factory served on 5/14/2011, answer due 6/6/2011. (BST, ) (Entered: 05/17/2011)
72011-05-18 ORDER taking under advisement as of 5/27/11 5 Motion to Withdraw as Attorney for plaintiff as set out in this order. Signed by Judge James H Hancock on 5/18/11. (LTM) (Entered: 05/18/2011)
82011-06-01 ORDER granting 5 Motion to Withdraw as Attorney; Attorney Kevin W Jent terminated; pla will appear as pro se; Signed by Judge James H Hancock on 6/1/2011. (BST, ) (Entered: 06/01/2011)
92011-06-02 ANSWER to Complaint by Burlington Coat Factory.(Smith, Samantha) (Entered: 06/02/2011)
102011-06-02 Corporate Disclosure Statement by Burlington Coat Factory. (Smith, Samantha) (Entered: 06/02/2011)
112011-06-08 ORDER The parties are reminded of their obligations under Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(f) and LR 26.1(d). Signed by Judge James H Hancock on 6/8/11. (LTM) (Entered: 06/08/2011)
122011-06-10 RESPONSE to 5 motion to withdraw filed by Bridgette Burgin. (BST, ) (Entered: 06/14/2011)
132011-07-25 MOTION for Recusal by Bridgette Burgin. (BST, ) (Entered: 07/27/2011)
142011-07-28 ORDER denying 13 Motion for Recusal as more specifically set out in this order. Signed by Judge James H Hancock on 7/28/11. (LTM) (Entered: 07/28/2011)
152011-08-01 REPORT of Rule 26(f) Planning Meeting. (Smith, Samantha) (Entered: 08/01/2011)
162011-08-02 SCHEDULING ORDER: Discovery due by 3/16/2012. Potentially dispositive motions due by 5/4/2012. Disclosure of experts, including reports, due from plaintiff by 1/16/2012, and from defendant by 2/16/2012. All other dates and deadlines as set out in this order.. Signed by Judge James H Hancock on 8/2/11. (LTM) (Entered: 08/02/2011)
172011-08-03 MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice on behalf of Alice A. Kokodis by Burlington Coat Factory. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B)(Smith, Samantha) (Entered: 08/03/2011)
182011-08-04 ORDER granting 17 Motion for Leave to Appear pro hac vice upon payment of fee; Signed by Judge James H Hancock on 8/4/2011. (BST, ) (Entered: 08/04/2011)
192011-09-12 NOTICE of Report of Parties Rule 26 by Bridgette Burgin (ASL) (Entered: 09/12/2011)
202011-11-22 MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response to request for production by Bridgette Burgin. (BST) (Entered: 11/23/2011)
212011-11-28 ORDER denying 20 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply; pla is reminded of requirements regarding filing documents; Signed by Judge James H Hancock on 11/28/2011. (BST) (Entered: 11/28/2011)
222011-12-27 Plaintiff's Response to Interrogatories, Request for Production filed by Bridgette Burgin. (Attachments: # 1 Attachment 1, # 2 Attachment 2)(CVA) (Entered: 12/28/2011)
232011-12-28 MOTION for Limited Admission of Caroline F. Turcotte by Burlington Coat Factory. (Warren, David) (Entered: 12/28/2011)
242012-01-03 ORDER granting 23 Motion for Admission pro hac vice of Caroline Turcotte; Signed by Judge James H Hancock on 1/3/2012. (BST) (Entered: 01/03/2012)
252012-01-23 Summons Returned Unexecuted as to Burlington Coat Factory (letter from CT corporation) (BST, ) (Entered: 01/25/2012)
262012-02-07 MOTION to Compel Complete Responses to Discovery Requests by Burlington Coat Factory. (Turcotte, Caroline) (Entered: 02/07/2012)
272012-02-08 ORDER granting 26 Motion to Compel; pla is ordered to provide complete response to the interrogatories by 2/20/12; pla to provide supplementation to request for production by 2/20/12; pla shall appear at depo 2/23/12; Signed by Judge James H Hancock on 2/8/2012. (BST) (Entered: 02/08/2012)
282012-02-10 RESPONSE to Discovery Request by Bridgette Burgin.(BST) (Entered: 02/10/2012)
292012-02-10 Pla's Interrogatories and Document Production to the Defense by Bridgette Burgin.(BST, ) (Entered: 02/10/2012)
302012-02-15 Joint MOTION for Protective Order Confidentiality Stipulation and Proposed Protective Order by Burlington Coat Factory. (Smith, Samantha) (Entered: 02/15/2012)
312012-02-16 Opposition to Subpoena Issued to Satellites Unlimited filed by Satellites Unlimited, Inc.. (Pickett, Jennifer) (Entered: 02/16/2012)
322012-02-21 RESPONSE to re 31 Satellites Unlimiteds Objection to Subpoena filed by Burlington Coat Factory. (Turcotte, Caroline) (Entered: 02/21/2012)
332012-02-22 ORDER re the 2/16/12 Objection to a subpoena 31 filed by Satellites Unlimited, Inc., and; 32 the Response filed by Burlington Coat Factory. The court orders Satellites Unlimited to reply to Defendant's response to its objection by 3/2/12; all as more specifically set out in this order. Signed by Judge James H Hancock on 2/22/12. (LTM) (Entered: 02/22/2012)
342012-02-24 ORDER granting 30 Motion for Protective Order; Signed by Judge James H Hancock on 2/24/2012. (BST, ) (Entered: 02/24/2012)
352012-03-02 REPLY to re 32 Burlington Coat Factory's Response to Objection to Subpoena filed by Satellites Unlimited, Inc.. (Pickett, Jennifer) (Entered: 03/02/2012)
362012-03-05 ORDER GRANTING IN PART AND DENYING IN PART 31 Objection to subpoena filed by Satellites Unlimited; Satellites Unlimited must produce all responsive documents except "any and all entries relating to the facts and circumstances surrounding her termination"; Signed by Judge James H Hancock on 3/5/2012. (BST, ) (Entered: 03/05/2012)
372012-03-06 Second MOTION to Compel Complete Responses to Discovery Requests by Burlington Coat Factory. (Turcotte, Caroline) (Entered: 03/06/2012)
382012-03-13 ORDER granting 37 Motion to Compel; pla is to provide complete responses to interrogatories, without any objections by 3/16/12; pla is to provide complete answers to request for production by 3/16/12; pla is to choose one the options set out in order regarding medical records by 3/16/12; Signed by Judge James H Hancock on 3/13/2012. (BST) (Entered: 03/13/2012)
392012-03-14 MOTION to Amend/Correct 1 Complaint by Bridgette Burgin. (BST) (Entered: 03/14/2012)
402012-03-14 REQUEST for Production of Documents by Bridgette Burgin.(BST, ) (Entered: 03/14/2012)
412012-03-21 MOTION to Dismiss For Lack of Prosecution by Burlington Coat Factory. (Turcotte, Caroline) (Entered: 03/21/2012)
422012-03-27 ORDER denying 39 Motion to Amend/Correct complaint; Signed by Judge James H Hancock on 3/27/2012. (BST, ) (Entered: 03/27/2012)
432012-03-27 ORDER taking under advisement 41 Motion to Dismiss as of May 1, 2012. Dates for opponent's response and Movant's reply are as set out in this order. Signed by Judge James H Hancock on 3/26/12. (LTM) (Entered: 03/27/2012)
442012-03-26 RESPONSE to 38 order to produce filed by Bridgette Burgin. (BST, ) (Entered: 03/27/2012)
452012-04-02 MOTION for Extension of Time to respond by Bridgette Burgin. (Attachments: # 1 first amended complaint, # 2 response to interrogatories, # 3 response to request for production)(BST, ) (Entered: 04/03/2012)
462012-04-04 ORDER denying plaintiff's Motion 45 for Extension of Time for reasons more specifically set out in this order; and taking under advisement Motion 41 to Dismiss as of May 1, 2012. Plaintiff's response due by April 24, 2012. The court will not rule on Plaintiff's request for additional time to amend her deposition nor the request regarding the discovery dispute. Signed by Judge James H Hancock on 4/4/12. (LTM) (Entered: 04/04/2012)
472012-04-13 MOTION for Recusal or disqualification by Bridgette Burgin. (BST, ) (Entered: 04/13/2012)
482012-04-17 ORDER denying 47 Motion for Recusal; Signed by Judge James H Hancock on 4/17/2012. (BST, ) (Entered: 04/17/2012)
492012-04-26 NOTICE by Bridgette Burgin of timely submission. (BST, ) (Entered: 04/27/2012)
502012-04-26 NOTICE by Bridgette Burgin of intent. (BST, ) (Entered: 04/27/2012)
512012-04-26 MOTION in opposition to the dft's motion to dismiss and MOTION for Summary Judgment by Bridgette Burgin. (BST, ) (Entered: 04/27/2012)
522012-04-26 AFFIDAVIT in Opposition re 41 MOTION to Dismiss filed by Bridgette Burgin. (BST, ) (Entered: 04/27/2012)
532012-04-26 RESPONSE to dfts first set and second set of requests for production of documents to plaintiff filed by Bridgette Burgin. (BST, ) (Entered: 04/27/2012)
542012-05-01 REPLY Brief filed by Defendant Burlington Coat Factory re: 41 MOTION to Dismiss For Lack of Prosecution filed by Burlington Coat Factory. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E (Part 1), # 6 Exhibit E (Part 2), # 7 Exhibit E (Part 3), # 8 Exhibit E (Part 4), # 9 Exhibit E (Part 5), # 10 Exhibit E (Part 6))(Turcotte, Caroline) (Entered: 05/01/2012)
552012-05-01 MOTION for Leave to File Substituted Exhibit E to Defendant's Reply to Plaintiff's Motion in Opposition and Motion for Summary Judgment by Burlington Coat Factory. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B)(Turcotte, Caroline) (Entered: 05/01/2012)
562012-05-01 MOTION for Summary Judgment by Burlington Coat Factory. (Turcotte, Caroline) (Entered: 05/01/2012)
572012-05-07 NOTICE by Bridgette Burgin of filing phone records (BST, ) (Entered: 05/08/2012)
582012-05-09 ORDER re 51 Opposition to the Motion to Dismiss filed by Burgin; the court will treat this as a motion to strike portions of her deposition testimony and substitute the handwritten portions of her new testimony; pla is to choose one of the following options and alert the court of her decision by 5/25/12 1)the court will strike all handwritten changes and consider the original deposition 2)the court will allow the reopening of pla's deposition and pla will be responsible for costs and atty's fees associated with the reopening; Clerk to serve pla by certified mail; Signed by Judge James H Hancock on 5/9/2012. (BST, ) (Entered: 05/09/2012)
592012-05-29 MEMO by Bridgette Burgin regarding deposition. (BST, ) (Entered: 05/30/2012)
602012-05-29 ANSWER to the court's order 58 ; MOTION for directed verdict; MOTION to dismiss defense summary judgment for failure to prosecute; by Bridgette Burgin. (a disk labeled Exhibit F was also submitted to the court) (BST) (Entered: 05/30/2012)
612012-05-29 RENEWED MOTION for Summary Judgment against defense and renewed motion in opposition to the defense motion to dismiss and motion against countclaim of defenses summary judgment by Bridgette Burgin. (BST, ) (Entered: 05/30/2012)
622012-05-29 NOTICE OF INTERLOCUTORY APPEAL as to 58 Order by Bridgette Burgin and additional answer to the court's order. (BST) (Entered: 05/30/2012)
632012-05-29 NOTICE OF INTERLOCUTORY APPEAL as to 58 Order, by Bridgette Burgin and additional answer to the court's order. (BST) (Entered: 05/30/2012)
642012-06-06 MOTION re 63 Notice of Interlocutory Appeal, 62 Notice of Appeal by Burlington Coat Factory. (Turcotte, Caroline) (FNC, ). (Entered: 06/06/2012)
652012-06-06 MOTION to Strike 61 MOTION for Summary Judgment, 60 MOTION to Dismiss MOTION for directed verdict re 58 Order,, by Burlington Coat Factory. (Turcotte, Caroline) (Entered: 06/06/2012)
662012-06-11 USCA Case Number 12-12939 D for 62 Notice of Interlocutory Appeal filed by Bridgette Burgin. (FNC) (Entered: 06/11/2012)
672012-06-22 RESPONSE to THE DEFENSES INTRODUCTION and ANSWER TO DEFENSE COMMISSION OF PERJURY and OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE filed by Bridgette Burgin. (FNC) (Entered: 06/22/2012)
682012-07-06 MOTION for Leave to Proceed on Appeal in forma pauperis by Bridgette Burgin. (FNC) (Entered: 07/09/2012)
692012-07-10 ORDER granting 68 Motion for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis. Signed by Judge James H Hancock on 7/10/2012. ** copy of order provided to pro se pltf by US Mail, this date and electronically to USCA. (FNC) (Entered: 07/10/2012)
702012-08-10 ORDER of USCA before Circuit Judges Barkett, Hull and Marcus DISMISSING, sua sponte, 63 Notice of Interlocutory Appeal filed by Bridgette Burgin, 62 Notice of Appeal filed by Bridgette Burgin for lack of jurisdiction. (JLC) (Entered: 08/10/2012)
712012-08-20 ORDER that the 61 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by Bridgette Burgin is hereby STRICKEN, The 51 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by Bridgette Burgin is hereby TERMED, FINDING AS MOOT 64 MOTION Regarding the Appeal and Objection to Plaintiff's Additional Answer to the Court's Order contained in her "Interlocutory Appeal" filed by Bridgette Burgin, GRANTING IN PART and DENYING IN PART 65 MOTION to Strike filed by Burlington Coat Factory. Plaintiff's responsive submission in opposition to the 56 Motion for Summary Judgment shall be filed no later than September 18, 2012. Should the Movant desire to file a reply, any such reply submission shall be filed no later than September 28, 2012 and must be limited to ten (10) pages. Signed by Judge James H Hancock on 8/20/2012. (JLC) (Entered: 08/20/2012)
722012-08-20 ORDER MODIFING Briefing Schedule set out in 71 Order. The Motion (Doc. #56) will be deemed submitted, without oral argument, to this Court for review on October 29, 2012. Defendant SHALL file its brief and evidence in support of its Motion on or before September 17, 2012. Plaintiff's responsive brief and evidence in opposition to the Motion SHALL be filed no later than October 22, 2012. Should the movant desire to file a reply, any such reply submission SHALL be filed no later than October 29, 2012 and must be limited to ten (10) pages. Signed by Judge James H Hancock on 8/20/2012. (JLC) (Entered: 08/20/2012)
732012-09-14 Memorandum of Law in Support of its 56 MOTION for Summary Judgment by Burlington Coat Factory. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A (Part 1 of 3), # 2 Exhibit A (Part 2 of 3), # 3 Exhibit A (Part 3 of 3), # 4 Exhibit A-1, # 5 Exhibit A-2, # 6 Exhibit A-3, # 7 Exhibit A-4, # 8 Exhibit A-5, # 9 Exhibit A-6, # 10 Exhibit A-7, # 11 Exhibit A-8, # 12 Exhibit A-9, # 13 Exhibit A-10, # 14 Exhibit A-11, # 15 Exhibit A-12, # 16 Exhibit A-13, # 17 Exhibit A-14, # 18 Exhibit A-15, # 19 Exhibit A-16, # 20 Exhibit A-17, # 21 Exhibit A-18, # 22 Exhibit A-19, # 23 Exhibit A-20, # 24 Exhibit A-21, # 25 Exhibit A-22, # 26 Exhibit A-23, # 27 Exhibit A-24, # 28 Exhibit A-25, # 29 Exhibit A-26, # 30 Exhibit A-27, # 31 Exhibit A-28, # 32 Exhibit A-29, # 33 Exhibit A-30, # 34 Exhibit A-31, # 35 Exhibit A-32, # 36 Exhibit A-33, # 37 Exhibit A-34, # 38 Exhibit A-35, # 39 Exhibit A-36, # 40 Exhibit A-37, # 41 Exhibit A-38, # 42 Exhibit A-39, # 43 Exhibit B)(Turcotte, Caroline) Modified on 11/7/2012 (JLC). (Entered: 09/14/2012)
742012-10-18 MOTION for Ficticious Name by Bridgette Burgin. (JLC) (Entered: 10/18/2012)
752012-10-23 ORDER DENYING 74 MOTION for Ficticious Name. Plaintiff has until Monday, October 29, 2012 to file her Opposition Brief and Evidence to Defendant's 56 Motion for Summary Judgment as set out herein. Signed by Judge James H Hancock on 10/23/2012. (JLC) (Entered: 10/23/2012)
762012-10-24 Memorandum of Law in Opposition to Defendant's 73 MOTION for Summary Judgment. filed by Bridgette Burgin (JLC) (Entered: 10/24/2012)
772012-10-25 MOTION to Include Exhibits and Amended Pages by Bridgette Burgin. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibits)(JLC) (Entered: 10/25/2012)
782012-10-29 ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF SERVICE as to 75 Order filed by Bridgette Burgin. (JLC) (Entered: 10/29/2012)
792012-10-30 ORDER granting Plaintiff's 77 Motion to Include Exhibits and Amended Pages to her Opposition to Summary Judgment. Signed by Judge James H Hancock on 10/30/12. (LTM) (Entered: 10/30/2012)
802012-11-05 REPLY Brief filed by Defendant Burlington Coat Factory re: 56 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by Burlington Coat Factory. (Kokodis, Alice) (Entered: 11/05/2012)
812012-11-15 MOTION to Correct Technical Errors and to Respond to Defenses' Answer by Bridgette Burgin. (JLC) (Entered: 11/15/2012)
822012-11-19 ORDER finding that as the court is not concerned with the technical errors in plaintiff's opposition brief it will disregard any such errors and that part of the motion 81 is MOOT. As for Plaintiff filing a response to Defendants reply brief, that partof the Motion 81 is DENIED. Pursuant to the courts August 20, 2012 order 72 and extension 75 , briefing is complete, and the Motion 56 for Summary Judgment is currently under submission. Signed by Judge James H Hancock on 11/19/12. (LTM, ) (Entered: 11/19/2012)
832013-06-04 MEMORANDUM OF DECISION. Signed by Judge James H Hancock on 6/4/2013. (JLC) (Entered: 06/04/2013)
842013-06-04 FINAL ORDER GRANTING 56 MOTION for Summary Judgment. It is hereby ORDERED, ADJUDGED and DECREED that Final Judgment be entered in favor of Defendant Burlington Coat Factory as to all of Plaintiff's claims. Costs are taxed against Plaintiff. Signed by Judge James H Hancock on 6/4/2013. (JLC) (Entered: 06/04/2013)
852013-06-20 NOTICE OF APPEAL as to 84 Order Dismissing Case by Bridgette Burgin. (JLC) (Entered: 06/20/2013)
862013-06-20 MOTION for Leave to Proceed on Appeal In Forma Pauperis by Bridgette Burgin. (JLC) (Entered: 06/20/2013)
872013-06-20 AFFIDAVIT re 85 Notice of Appeal and to Proceed Anonymously filed by Bridgette Burgin. (JLC) (Entered: 06/20/2013)
882013-06-25 ORDER granting 86 Motion for Leave to Appeal in forma pauperis. Signed by Judge James H Hancock on 6/25/13. (LTM) (Entered: 06/25/2013)
892013-06-26 USCA Case Number 13-12819-DD and Notification for 85 Notice of Appeal filed by Bridgette Burgin. (JLC) (Entered: 06/26/2013)
902013-07-22 Mail Returned as Undeliverable. Mail sent to Bridgette Burgin re 88 Order. (JLC) (Entered: 07/23/2013)
912013-08-15 NOTICE of Change of Address by Bridgette Burgin. (JLC) (Entered: 08/15/2013)
922013-09-24 ORDER of USCA ENTRY OF DISMISSAL as to 85 Notice of Appeal filed by Bridgette Burgin. (JLC) (Entered: 09/24/2013)
932013-09-25 ORDER of USCA Reinstating 85 Notice of Appeal filed by Bridgette Burgin. This dismissal was issued in error and this appeal has been clerically reinstated. (JLC) (Entered: 09/25/2013)
942013-12-16 USCA's NOTICE of Motion for Summary Judgment and Motion to Impose Sanctions for Damages and Costs not Pursuant to Rule 38, to Compel filed by Appellant re 85 Notice of Appeal. (JLC) (Entered: 12/16/2013)
952014-01-22 ORDER of USCA DISMISSING 85 Notice of Appeal filed by Bridgette Burgin as Frivolous. All pending Motions are DENIED AS MOOT. (JLC) (Entered: 01/22/2014)
962014-01-23 CORRECTED ORDER of USCA as to 85 Notice of Appeal filed by Bridgette Burgin. (JLC) (Entered: 01/23/2014)
972014-04-25 MOTION for Court Issued Subpoena by Bridgette Burgin. (JLC) (Entered: 04/25/2014)
982014-04-30 ORDER DENYING 97 MOTION for Court Issued Subpoena. Signed by Judge James H Hancock on 4/30/2014. (JLC) (Entered: 04/30/2014)