Case Details

CourtDistrict of Connecticut
Docket number3:13-cv-00011
Date case filed2013-01-03
Date case closed2016-05-17
Date of latest filing
Assigned toJudge Stefan R. Underhill
Case cause42:1983 Civil Rights Act
Nature of suit440 Civil Rights: Other
Jury demandBoth
Demand
JurisdictionFederal Question

Case Parties

Party: Madonna Badger
Party type: Plaintiff
Attorney name: Frank C. Corso
Attorney Contact:
Corso Law, LLC
492 Winthrop St., Suite 5
Rehoboth, MA 02769
774-901-2677
Fax: 774-901-2678
Email: [email protected]
LEAD ATTORNEY PRO HAC VICE ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Frank A. Manfredi
Attorney Contact:
Cotter, Greenfield & Manfredi, P.C.
223 W. Town St.
Norwich, CT 06360
860-887-1695
Fax: 860-889-4350
Email: [email protected]
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: City of Stamford
Party type: Defendant
Attorney name: Barbara L. Coughlan
Attorney Contact:
City of Stamford
Corporation Counsel's Office
888 Washington Blvd., PO Box 10152
Stamford, CT 06904-2152
203-977-4087
Fax: 203-977-5560
Email: [email protected]
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Vikki Cooper
Attorney Contact:
Corporation Counsel
City Of Stamford
888 Washington Blvd. 9th Floor
Stamford, CT 06904
203-977-5726
Fax: 203-977-5560
Email: [email protected]
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Austin J. McGuigan
Attorney Contact:
Rome McGuigan, P.C.
One State Street
13th Floor
Hartford, CT 06103
860-549-1000
Fax: 860-724-3921
Email: [email protected]
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Joseph Bree Burns
Attorney Contact:
Rome McGuigan, P.C.
One State Street
13th Floor
Hartford, CT 06103-3101
860-549-1000
Fax: 860-724-3921
Email: [email protected]
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: William Wade Kaliff
Attorney Contact:
Rome McGuigan, P.C.
One State Street
13th Floor
Hartford, CT 06103
860-549-1000
Fax: 860-724-3921
Email: [email protected]
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Robert D. DeMarco
Party type: Defendant
Attorney name: Barbara L. Coughlan
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Vikki Cooper
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Austin J. McGuigan
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Joseph Bree Burns
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: William Wade Kaliff
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Ernest Orgera
Party type: Defendant
Attorney name: Barbara L. Coughlan
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Vikki Cooper
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Austin J. McGuigan
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Joseph Bree Burns
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: William Wade Kaliff
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Case Docket

Docket
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12013-01-03 COMPLAINT against All Defendants ( Filing fee $350 receipt number 0205-2733574.), filed by Madonna Badger. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Action Cover Sheet, # 2 Exhibit A, # 3 Exhibit B, # 4 Exhibit C, # 5 Exhibit D, # 6 Exhibit E, # 7 Exhibit F, # 8 Exhibit G, # 9 Exhibit H, # 10 Exhibit I, # 11 Exhibit J, # 12 Exhibit K, # 13 Exhibit L, # 14 Exhibit M, # 15 Exhibit N, # 16 Exhibit O, # 17 Exhibit P, # 18 Exhibit Q, # 19 Exhibit R, # 20 Exhibit S, # 21 Exhibit T, # 22 Exhibit U, # 23 Exhibit V, # 24 Exhibit W, # 25 Exhibit X, # 26 Exhibit Y, # 27 Exhibit Y-A, # 28 Exhibit Y-B, # 29 Exhibit Y-C, # 30 Exhibit Y-D, # 31 Exhibit Y-E, # 32 Exhibit Y-F, # 33 Exhibit Z, # 34 Exhibit Z-A, # 35 Exhibit Z-B)(Manfredi, Frank) (Entered: 01/03/2013)
22013-01-03 Order on Pretrial Deadlines: Motions to Dismiss due on 4/3/2013. Amended Pleadings due by 3/4/2013. Discovery due by 7/5/2013. Dispositive Motions due by 8/4/2013. Signed by Clerk on 1/3/2013. (Fazekas, J.) (Entered: 01/09/2013)
32013-01-03 ELECTRONIC FILING ORDER - PLEASE ENSURE COMPLIANCE WITH COURTESY COPY REQUIREMENTS IN THIS ORDER. Signed by Judge Stefan R. Underhill on 1/3/2013. (Fazekas, J.) (Entered: 01/09/2013)
42013-01-09 NOTICE TO COUNSEL: Counsel initiating or removing this action is responsible for serving all parties with attached documents and copies of 3 Electronic Filing Order, 2 Order on Pretrial Deadlines, 1 Complaint,,, filed by Madonna Badger. Signed by Clerk on 1/9/2013. (Fazekas, J.) (Entered: 01/09/2013)
52013-01-09 ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED in accordance with Fed. R. Civ. P. 4 and LR 4 as to *Robert D. DeMarco, Ernest Orgera, City of Stamford* with answer to complaint due within *21* days. Attorney *Frank A. Manfredi* *Cotter, Greenfield & Manfredi, P.C.* *223 W. Town St.* *Norwich, CT 06360*. (Fazekas, J.) (Entered: 01/09/2013)
62013-01-22 SUMMONS Returned Executed by Madonna Badger. City of Stamford served on 1/15/2013, answer due 2/5/2013. (Manfredi, Frank) (Entered: 01/22/2013)
72013-01-24 NOTICE of Appearance by Vikki Cooper on behalf of Robert D. DeMarco, Ernest Orgera, City of Stamford (Cooper, Vikki) (Entered: 01/24/2013)
82013-01-30 SUMMONS Returned Executed by Madonna Badger. Robert D. DeMarco served on 1/24/2013, answer due 2/14/2013. (Manfredi, Frank) (Entered: 01/30/2013)
92013-01-30 SUMMONS Returned Executed by Madonna Badger. Ernest Orgera served on 1/24/2013, answer due 2/14/2013. (Manfredi, Frank) (Entered: 01/30/2013)
102013-03-04 First MOTION for Extension of Time until 03/15/2013 To File A Responsive Pleading to Plaintiff's Complaint 1 Complaint,,, by Robert D. DeMarco, Ernest Orgera, City of Stamford. (Cooper, Vikki) (Entered: 03/04/2013)
112013-03-05 ORDER granting 10 Motion for Extension of Time until 03/15/2013 To File A Responsive Pleading to Plaintiff's 1 Complaint. Signed by Clerk on 3/5/2013. (Oliver, T.) (Entered: 03/05/2013)
122013-03-15 ANSWER to 1 Complaint,,, with Affirmative Defenses by Robert D. DeMarco, Ernest Orgera, City of Stamford.(Cooper, Vikki) (Entered: 03/15/2013)
132013-03-18 Joint MOTION for Extension of Time until 4/1/2013 FILING FED. R. CIV. P. 26(F) REPORT by Madonna Badger, Robert D. DeMarco, Ernest Orgera, City of Stamford. (Manfredi, Frank) Modified on 3/18/2013 (Oliver, T.). (Entered: 03/18/2013)
142013-03-20 MOTION for Attorney(s) Frank C. Corso to be Admitted Pro Hac Vice (paid $75 PHV fee; receipt number 0205-2816023) by Madonna Badger. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit Frank C. Corso, # 2 Appendix Frank C. Corso Certificate of Good Standing-Superior Court of MA, # 3 Appendix Frank C. Corso Certificate of Good Standing-U.S. District Court District of MA)(Manfredi, Frank) (Entered: 03/20/2013)
152013-03-20 ORDER granting 14 Motion for Attorney Frank C. Corso to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Signed by Clerk on 3/20/2013. (Oliver, T.) (Entered: 03/20/2013)
162013-04-01 Joint REPORT of Rule 26(f) Planning Meeting. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Manfredi, Frank) (Entered: 04/01/2013)
172013-04-02 ORDER granting, nunc pro tunc, 13 Motion for Extension of Time to file 26f Report. Signed by Judge Stefan R. Underhill on 4/2/13. (Sbalbi, B.) (Entered: 04/02/2013)
182013-04-26 NOTICE of Appearance by Barbara L. Coughlan on behalf of Robert D. DeMarco, Ernest Orgera, City of Stamford (Coughlan, Barbara) (Entered: 04/26/2013)
192013-04-29 ORDER re 16 Report of Rule 26(f) Planning Meeting. Report approved. Discovery shall be completed by 5/15/2014, Dispositive Motions due by 7/1/2014. Signed by Judge Stefan R. Underhill on 4/29/13.(Sbalbi, B.) (Entered: 04/29/2013)
202013-11-19 Joint MOTION to Amend/Correct FACT DISCOVERY DEADLINE WITHOUT AFFECTING ULTIMATE DISPOSITION DEADLINE by Madonna Badger.Responses due by 12/10/2013 (Corso, Frank) (Entered: 11/19/2013)
212013-11-20 ORDER granting 20 Motion to Amend/Correct. Signed by Judge Stefan R. Underhill on 11/20/2013. (Pannu, C.) (Entered: 11/20/2013)
222014-02-19 MOTION for Extension of Time until 04/07/2014 Time to Respond to First Set of Interrogatories by Robert D. DeMarco. (Cooper, Vikki) (Entered: 02/19/2014)
232014-02-19 MOTION for Extension of Time until 03/31/2014 Time to Respond to First Request for Production of Documents by Robert D. DeMarco, Ernest Orgera, City of Stamford. (Cooper, Vikki) (Entered: 02/19/2014)
242014-02-19 MOTION for Extension of Time until 03/31/2014 Time to Respond to First Request for Admissions by Robert D. DeMarco, Ernest Orgera, City of Stamford. (Cooper, Vikki) (Entered: 02/19/2014)
252014-02-20 ORDER granting 22 Motion for Extension of Time to respond to first set of interrogatories. Responses will be due by 04/07/2014. Signed by Judge Stefan R. Underhill on 2/20/2014. (Pannu, C.) (Entered: 02/20/2014)
262014-02-20 ORDER granting 23 Motion for Extension of Time to respond to first request for production of documents. Defendant's responses will be due by 3/31/2014. Signed by Judge Stefan R. Underhill on 2/20/2014. (Pannu, C.) (Entered: 02/20/2014)
272014-02-20 ORDER granting 24 Motion for Extension of Time to respond to first request for admissions. Responses will be due 3/31/2014. Signed by Judge Stefan R. Underhill on 2/20/2014. (Pannu, C.) (Entered: 02/20/2014)
282014-02-26 MOTION for Extension of Time until 05/15/2014 Consent to Modify Scheduling Order 21 Order on Motion to Amend/Correct, 19 Order, Set Deadlines/Hearings by Robert D. DeMarco, Ernest Orgera, City of Stamford. (Coughlan, Barbara) (Entered: 02/26/2014)
292014-02-27 NOTICE of Appearance by Joseph Bree Burns on behalf of Robert D. DeMarco, Ernest Orgera, City of Stamford (Burns, Joseph) (Entered: 02/27/2014)
302014-02-28 NOTICE of Appearance by Austin J. McGuigan on behalf of Robert D. DeMarco, Ernest Orgera, City of Stamford (McGuigan, Austin) (Additional attachment(s) added on 3/3/2014: # 1 REPLACEMENT OCR SEARCHABLE PDF) (Oliver, T.). (Entered: 02/28/2014)
312014-03-14 ORDER granting 28 Motion for Extension of Time. Fact discovery shall conclude by 5/15/2014; Plaintiff shall disclose her experts' reports by 5/15/2014; defendants shall disclose their experts' reports by 6/15/2014; defendants' experts shall be deposed by 7/15/2014; all dispositive motions shall be filed by 8/1/2014; and the parties shall submit their joint trial memorandum by 9/1/2014. Signed by Judge Stefan R. Underhill on 3/14/2014. (Pannu, C.) (Entered: 03/14/2014)
322014-03-31 STIPULATION OF THE PARTIES REGARDING EXTENSION OF TIME TO RESPOND TO FIRST SET OF REQUESTS FOR ADMISSIONS by Robert D. DeMarco, Ernest Orgera, City of Stamford. (Cooper, Vikki) (Entered: 03/31/2014)
332014-04-11 NOTICE OF E-FILED CALENDAR: THIS IS THE ONLY NOTICE COUNSEL/THE PARTIES WILL RECEIVE.ALL PERSONS ENTERING THE COURTHOUSE MUST PRESENT PHOTO IDENTIFICATION., Set Deadlines/Hearings: Telephone Discovery/Status Conference set for 4/22/2014 03:00 PM before Judge Stefan R. Underhill. Counsel for plaintiff shall initiate phone call to chambers (203) 579-5714. (Sbalbi, B.) (Entered: 04/11/2014)
342014-04-22 ORDER REFERRING CASE to Magistrate Judge William I. Garfinkel for Settlement Conference. Signed by Judge Stefan R. Underhill on 4/22/2014. (Pannu, C.) (Entered: 04/22/2014)
352014-04-22 SCHEDULING ORDER: Fact discovery shall conclude by 11/15/2014; Plaintiff shall disclose her experts' reports by 11/15/2014; defendants shall disclose their experts' reports by 12/15/2014; defendants' experts shall be deposed by 1/15/2015; all dispositive motions shall be filed by 2/1/2015; and the parties shall submit their joint trial memorandum by 3/1/2015. Signed by Judge Stefan R. Underhill on 4/22/2014. (Pannu, C.) (Entered: 04/22/2014)
362014-04-28 NOTICE OF E-FILED CALENDAR: THIS IS THE ONLY NOTICE COUNSEL/THE PARTIES WILL RECEIVE. Telephone Pre-Settlement Conference set for 5/5/2014 @ 4:00 PM before Judge William I. Garfinkel. Counsel for the plaintiff shall initiate this call (or alternatively, provide dial-in instructions for the call). Once all parties are on the line, please contact Chambers at (203)579-5593. A date for the settlement conference will be set during the telephone call. As the Court requires parties or their representatives with settlement authority to attend the settlement conference, counsel should obtain dates of unavailability from their clients over the next 160 days and have their own calendars available to aid in the scheduling. During the telephone call, counsel should be prepared to discuss what information needs to be exchanged and anything else that needs to be accomplished prior to the settlement conference for the discussions to be productive. This telephone conference will not be rescheduled based on requests from counsel. If counsel is not available at the scheduled time, please arrange for coverage by another lawyer who will have the necessary background knowledge to participate. (Sanders, C.) (Entered: 04/28/2014)
372014-05-05 NOTICE of Appearance by William Wade Kaliff on behalf of Robert D. DeMarco, Ernest Orgera, City of Stamford (Kaliff, William) (Entered: 05/05/2014)
382014-05-05 Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge William I. Garfinkel: Telephone Pre-Settlement Conference held on 5/5/2014, ( Settlement Conference set for 8/20/2014 @ 10:00 AM in Magistrate Courtroom, 4th Floor, Room 435, 915 Lafayette Blvd., Bridgeport, CT before Judge William I. Garfinkel. Counsel shall check in with Judge Garfinkel's chambers, room 429 prior to the conference. THE SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE MEMO IS ATTACHED FOR REVIEW). Total Time: 1 hours (Sanders, C.) (Entered: 05/05/2014)
392014-08-07 NOTICE OF E-FILED CALENDAR: THIS IS THE ONLY NOTICE COUNSEL/THE PARTIES WILL RECEIVE.ALL PERSONS ENTERING THE COURTHOUSE MUST PRESENT PHOTO IDENTIFICATION. All Counsel request a continuance of the settlement conference scheduled August 20, 2014 to complete additional discovery, granted by Judge William I. Garfinkel. Settlement Conference is rescheduled to 10/27/2014 @ 10:00 AM in Magistrate Courtroom, 4th Floor, Room 435, 915 Lafayette Blvd., Bridgeport, CT before Judge William I. Garfinkel. Counsel shall check in with Judge Garfinkel's chambers, room 429 prior to the conference. THE PREVIOUS ISSUED SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE MEMO, DOC. # 31 SHALL REMAIN IN EFFECT. (Sanders, C.) (Entered: 08/07/2014)
402014-10-29 NOTICE OF E-FILED CALENDAR: THIS IS THE ONLY NOTICE COUNSEL/THE PARTIES WILL RECEIVE.ALL PERSONS ENTERING THE COURTHOUSE MUST PRESENT PHOTO IDENTIFICATION. Counsel request for a continuance of the settlement conference scheduled October 27, 2014; granted. Settlement Conference is rescheduled to 2/4/2015 @ 10:30 AM in Magistrate Courtroom, 4th Floor, Room 435, 915 Lafayette Blvd., Bridgeport, CT before Judge William I. Garfinkel. Counsel shall check in with Judge Garfinkel's chambers, room 429 prior to the conference. THE PREVIOUS ISSUED SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE MEMO SHALL REMAIN IN EFFECT. (Sanders, C.) (Entered: 10/29/2014)
412015-01-30 NOTICE OF E-FILED CALENDAR: THIS IS THE ONLY NOTICE COUNSEL/THE PARTIES WILL RECEIVE. Joint request by counsel to continue settlement conference scheduled February 4, 2015, parties are mediating amongst themselves; granted. So Ordered by Judge William I. Garfinkel. Follow-up Telephone Pre-Settlement Conference is set for 4/1/2015 @ 2:30 PM before Judge William I. Garfinkel. Plaintiff's counsel is requested to initiate this phone call. Once all counsel are on the line, contact chambers at 203-579-5593. (Sanders, C.) (Entered: 01/30/2015)
422015-02-13 Joint MOTION Modify Scheduling Order 35 by Robert D. DeMarco, Ernest Orgera, City of Stamford.Responses due by 3/6/2015 (Coughlan, Barbara) (Entered: 02/13/2015)
432015-02-17 ORDER granting 42 Motion to Modify Scheduling Deadlines: Discovery due 7/15/2015; Dispositive Motions due 8/01/2015; Joint Pretrial Memorandum due 9/01/2015. Signed by Judge Stefan R. Underhill on 2/17/2015. (Pannu, C.) (Entered: 02/17/2015)
442015-04-01 Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge William I. Garfinkel: Follow-up Telephone Pre-Settlement Conference held on 4/1/2015. Parties are working toward resolution. (Follow-up Telephone Pre-Settlement Conference is set for 5/4/2015 @ 10:00 AM before Judge William I. Garfinkel. Plaintiff's Attorney is requested to initiate this phone call. Once all counsel are on the line, contact chambers at 203-579-5593). 30 minutes (Sanders, C.) (Entered: 04/01/2015)
452015-05-04 NOTICE OF E-FILED CALENDAR: THIS IS THE ONLY NOTICE COUNSEL/THE PARTIES WILL RECEIVE. Joint request to reschedule the follow-up telephone conference scheduled on May 4, 2015; granted. So Ordered by Judge William I. Garfinkel. Follow-up Telephone Pre-Settlement Conference is set for 5/18/2015 @ 10:00 AM before Judge William I. Garfinkel. Plaintiff's Attorney is requested to initiate this phone call. Once all counsel are on the line, contact chambers at 203-579-5593. (Sanders, C.) (Entered: 05/04/2015)
462015-05-20 NOTICE OF E-FILED CALENDAR: THIS IS THE ONLY NOTICE COUNSEL/THE PARTIES WILL RECEIVE. Joint request to rescheduled the follow-up telephone conference scheduled May 18, 2015; granted. So Ordered by Judge William I. Garfinkel. Follow-up Telephone Settlement Conference is rescheduled to 6/3/2015 @ 3:00 PM before Judge William I. Garfinkel. Plaintiff's Attorney is requested to initiate this phone call. Once all counsel are on the line, contact chambers at 203-579-5593. (Sanders, C.) (Entered: 05/20/2015)
472015-06-03 Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge William I. Garfinkel: Follow-up Telephone Settlement Conference held on 6/3/2015. Parties are making progress towards resolution; request an additional 30 days to follow-up as to status; granted by Judge William I. Garfinkel. (Follow-up Telephone Status Settlement Conference is set for 7/13/2015 @3:00 PM before Judge William I. Garfinkel. Plaintiff's Attorney is requested to initiate this phone call. Once all counsel are on the line, contact chambers at 203-579-5593). 15 minutes (Sanders, C.) (Entered: 06/03/2015)
482015-07-13 Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge William I. Garfinkel: Follow-up Telephone Pre-Settlement Conference held on 7/13/2015. Parties are to report back to the court within 45 days. 15 minutes (Sanders, C.) (Entered: 07/13/2015)
492015-10-14 NOTICE OF E-FILED CALENDAR: THIS IS THE ONLY NOTICE COUNSEL/THE PARTIES WILL RECEIVE. Set Deadlines/Hearings: (Phone Conference set for 10/26/2015 10:00 AM before Judge Stefan R. Underhill). The call-in for the conference is 888.636.3807; when prompted for the access code, dial 650 8043 followed by #. (If asked whether to join the conference as the host, bypass that option by dialing #.) (Buttrick, A.) (Entered: 10/14/2015)
502015-10-26 Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Stefan R. Underhill: Status Conference held on 10/26/2015. Total Time: 0 hours and 10 minutes (Buttrick, A.) (Entered: 10/26/2015)
512016-04-07 NOTICE OF E-FILED CALENDAR: THIS IS THE ONLY NOTICE COUNSEL/THE PARTIES WILL RECEIVE. Set Deadlines/Hearings: (Telephone Status Conference set for 5/17/2016 at 02:00 PM before Judge Stefan R. Underhill) The call-in for the conference is 888.636.3807; when prompted for the access code, dial 650 8043 followed by #. (If asked whether to join the conference as the host, bypass that option by dialing #.) (Buttrick, A.) (Entered: 04/07/2016)
522016-05-17 Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Stefan R. Underhill: Status Conference held on 5/17/2016. Total Time: 0 hours and 8 minutes (Court Reporter S. Masse.) (Buttrick, A.) (Entered: 05/17/2016)
532016-05-17 ORDER STAYING CASE. Signed by Judge Stefan R. Underhill on 5/17/2016. (Buttrick, A.) (Entered: 05/17/2016)