Case Details

CourtCentral District of Illinois
Docket number3:13-cv-03105
Date case filed2013-04-18
Date case closed2015-11-28
Date of latest filing
Assigned toJudge Sue E. Myerscough
Case cause42:2000e Job Discrimination (Employment)
Nature of suit440 Civil Rights: Other
Jury demandBoth
Demand
JurisdictionFederal Question

Case Parties

Party: Ardeshir Lohrasbi
Party type: Plaintiff
Attorney name: Jonathan T Nessler
Attorney Contact:
LAW OFFICES OF FREDERIC W NESSLER & ASSOC
Suite One
536 North Bruns Lane
Springfield, IL 62702
217-698-0202
Fax: 217-698-0203
Email: [email protected]
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Maria A Gust
Attorney Contact:
LAW OFFICES OF FREDERIC W NESSLER & ASSOC
Suite One
536 North Bruns Lane
Springfield, IL 62702
217-698-0202
Fax: 217-698-0203
Email: [email protected]
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: University of Illinois
Party type: Defendant
sued as Board of Trustees of University of Illinois
Attorney name: Charles R Schmadeke
Attorney Contact:
HINSHAW & CULBERTSON
Ste 200
400 S Ninth St
Springfield, IL 62701
217-528-7375
Fax: 217-528-0075
Email: [email protected]
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Geri Lynn Arrindell
Attorney Contact:
SANDBERG PHOENIX & VON GONTARD PC
15th Floor
600 Washington Avenue
St Louis, MO 63101
314-231-3332
Fax: 314-241-7604
Email: [email protected]
TERMINATED: 03/21/2014 ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: J William Roberts
Attorney Contact:
HINSHAW & CULBERTSON
Ste 200
400 S Ninth St
Springfield, IL 62701
217-528-7375
Fax: 217-528-0075
Email: [email protected]
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Raylene DeWitte Grischow
Attorney Contact:
HINSHAW & CULBERTSON
Ste 200
400 S Ninth St
Springfield, IL 62701
217-528-7375
Fax: 217-528-0075
Email: [email protected]
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: University of Illinois
Party type: Defendant
TERMINATED: 02/05/2015
Attorney name: Charles R Schmadeke
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Geri Lynn Arrindell
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
TERMINATED: 03/21/2014 ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: J William Roberts
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Raylene DeWitte Grischow
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: University of Illinois, Springfield
Party type: Defendant
TERMINATED: 02/05/2014
Attorney name: Charles R Schmadeke
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Geri Lynn Arrindell
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
TERMINATED: 03/21/2014 ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: J William Roberts
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Raylene DeWitte Grischow
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: University of Illinois
Party type: Defendant
sued as Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois at Springfield
TERMINATED: 02/05/2014
Attorney name: Charles R Schmadeke
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Geri Lynn Arrindell
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
TERMINATED: 03/21/2014 ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: J William Roberts
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Raylene DeWitte Grischow
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Case Docket

Docket
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Date FiledDocument
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Short
Description
Long Description
12013-04-18 COMPLAINT against All Defendants (Filing fee $ 350 paid, Receipt 34626005660.), filed by Ardeshir Lohrasbi. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet) (ME, ilcd) (Entered: 04/18/2013)
22013-04-18 Summonses Issued as to Defendants c/o of Christopher Kennedy, Board of Trustees Chairman and Bob Easter, President of The University of Illinois and returned to Plaintiff's counsel to effecuate service. (ME, ilcd) (Entered: 04/18/2013)
32013-05-07 NOTICE of Appearance of Attorney by Charles R Schmadeke on behalf of University of Illinois(sued as Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois at Springfield), University of Illinois(sued as Board of Trustees of University of Illinois), University of Illinois, University of Illinois, Springfield (Schmadeke, Charles) (Entered: 05/07/2013)
42013-05-07 NOTICE of Appearance of Attorney by Geri Lynn Arrindell on behalf of University of Illinois(sued as Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois at Springfield), University of Illinois(sued as Board of Trustees of University of Illinois), University of Illinois, University of Illinois, Springfield (Arrindell, Geri) (Entered: 05/07/2013)
52013-05-07 NOTICE of Appearance of Attorney by J William Roberts on behalf of University of Illinois(sued as Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois at Springfield), University of Illinois(sued as Board of Trustees of University of Illinois), University of Illinois, University of Illinois, Springfield (Roberts, J) (Entered: 05/07/2013)
62013-05-08 MOTION TO RESET OR CLARIFY RESPONSE DEADLINE by Defendants University of Illinois, University of Illinois, University of Illinois, University of Illinois, Springfield. Responses due by 5/28/2013 (Arrindell, Geri) (Entered: 05/08/2013)
72013-06-24 MOTION to Dismiss by Defendant University of Illinois. Responses due by 7/11/2013 (Schmadeke, Charles) (Entered: 06/24/2013)
82013-06-24 MEMORANDUM OF LAW IN SUPPORT OF re 7 MOTION to Dismiss by University of Illinois(sued as Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois at Springfield). (Schmadeke, Charles) (Entered: 06/24/2013)
92013-07-10 RESPONSE to Motion re 7 MOTION to Dismiss and Memorandum in Support of the Same filed by Plaintiff Ardeshir Lohrasbi. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum of Law in Support of Response to Motion to Dismiss)(Nessler, Jonathan) (Entered: 07/10/2013)
102014-02-06 OPINION: The Court GRANTS Defendant's Motion to Dismiss Counts Two and Three because this Court lacks subject-matter jurisdiction. Additionally, the Court lacks the authority to transfer Counts Two and Three to any state court and denies Plaintiff's request to do so. The Court DENIES Defendant's Motion to Dismiss Count One because Plaintiff's Complaint neither had to prove Plaintiff complied with the statute of limitations nor satisfied Defendant's affirmative defense that Plaintiff's claim is time-barred. SEE WRITTEN OPINION. Entered by Judge Sue E. Myerscough on 2/5/2014. (MJ, ilcd) (Entered: 02/06/2014)
112014-02-20 ANSWER to 1 Complaint AND AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSES by University of Illinois(sued as Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois at Springfield).(Schmadeke, Charles) (Entered: 02/20/2014)
122014-03-19 DISCOVERY PLAN - PROPOSED/Report of Rule 26(f)Planning Meeting by Ardeshir Lohrasbi. (Nessler, Jonathan) (Entered: 03/19/2014)
132014-03-19 SCHEDULING ORDER: Pursuant to Proposed Scheduling Order 12 filed 3/19/2014 by the parties, TIME LIMITS AND SETTINGS ARE ORDERED AS FOLLOWS: Amended Pleadings due by 2/1/2015. Fact Discovery due by 9/1/2014. Defendant`s Expert Disclosure due by 10/15/2014. Plaintiff`s Expert Disclosure due by 8/15/2014. Expert Discovery due by 1/15/2015. Initial Disclosures due by 5/1/2014. Joinder of Parties due by 2/1/2015. Dispositive Motions due by 2/15/2015. Final Pretrial Conference set 5/11/2015 at 3:00 PM in Courtroom 1 in Springfield before U.S. District Judge Sue E. Myerscough. Jury Trial set 5/19/2015 at 9:00 AM before Judge Myerscough. See written order entered by Judge Myerscough on 3/19/2014. (Attachments: # 1 Courtroom Technology Brochure) (LB, ilcd) (Entered: 03/19/2014)
142014-03-21 MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney by Defendants University of Illinois, University of Illinois, University of Illinois, University of Illinois, Springfield. Responses due by 4/7/2014 (Arrindell, Geri) (Entered: 03/21/2014)
152014-05-01 CERTIFICATE of Service Plaintiff's Initial Disclosures Pursuant to Rule 26. (Nessler, Jonathan) (Entered: 05/01/2014)
162014-05-20 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE OF DEFENDANT BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS' RULE 26(a)(1)(A) INITIAL DISCLOSURES. (Schmadeke, Charles) (Entered: 05/20/2014)
172014-08-12 MOTION for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery by Plaintiff Ardeshir Lohrasbi. Responses due by 8/29/2014 (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order Proposed Order)(Nessler, Jonathan) (Entered: 08/12/2014)
182014-09-15 NOTICE OF FILING DEFENDANT'S FIRST SET OF INTERROGATORIES DIRECTED TO PLAINTIFF (Schmadeke, Charles) (Entered: 09/15/2014)
192014-09-15 NOTICE OF FILING DEFENDANT'S FIRST REQUEST FOR PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTS AND THINGS DIRECTED TO PLAINTIFF (Schmadeke, Charles) (Entered: 09/15/2014)
202014-10-10 NOTICE OF FILING DEFENDANT'S REQUEST FOR ADMISSIONS (Schmadeke, Charles) (Entered: 10/10/2014)
212014-11-03 CERTIFICATE of Service - Plaintiff's Response to Defendant's Request for Admissions. (Nessler, Jonathan) (Entered: 11/03/2014)
222014-11-18 NOTICE of Appearance of Attorney by Raylene Dewitte Grischow on behalf of All Defendants (Grischow, Raylene) (Entered: 11/18/2014)
232014-11-19 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by University of Illinois(sued as Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois at Springfield), University of Illinois(sued as Board of Trustees of University of Illinois), University of Illinois, University of Illinois, Springfield Re: Defendants' Response to Plaintiff's Request for Production of Documents (Grischow, Raylene) (Entered: 11/19/2014)
242014-11-21 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by University of Illinois(sued as Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois at Springfield), University of Illinois(sued as Board of Trustees of University of Illinois), University of Illinois, University of Illinois, Springfield Re: Defendants' Answers to Plaintiff's First Set of Interrogatories (Grischow, Raylene) (Entered: 11/21/2014)
252015-02-16 MOTION for Summary Judgment by Defendants University of Illinois, University of Illinois, University of Illinois, University of Illinois, Springfield. Responses due by 3/12/2015 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit 2 - Part 1, # 3 Exhibit Exhibit 2 - Part 2, # 4 Exhibit Exhibit 2 - Part 3, # 5 Exhibit Exhibit 3, # 6 Exhibit Exhibit 4, # 7 Exhibit Exhibit 5, # 8 Exhibit Exhibit 6)(Schmadeke, Charles) (Entered: 02/16/2015)
262015-02-16 MEMORANDUM OF LAW IN SUPPORT re 25 MOTION for Summary Judgment by University of Illinois(sued as Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois at Springfield), University of Illinois(sued as Board of Trustees of University of Illinois), University of Illinois, University of Illinois, Springfield. (Schmadeke, Charles) (Entered: 02/16/2015)
272015-02-19 MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply to Defendants Motion for Summary Judgment and Motion to Amend Case Management Order by Plaintiff Ardeshir Lohrasbi. Responses due by 3/9/2015 (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order Proposed Order)(Nessler, Jonathan) (Entered: 02/19/2015)
282015-02-20 RESPONSE to Motion re 27 MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply to Defendants Motion for Summary Judgment and Motion to Amend Case Management Order filed by Defendants University of Illinois, University of Illinois, University of Illinois, University of Illinois, Springfield. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit A)(Schmadeke, Charles) (Entered: 02/20/2015)
292015-03-11 DISCOVERY PLAN - PROPOSED/Report of Rule 26(f)Planning Meeting by Ardeshir Lohrasbi. (Nessler, Jonathan) (Entered: 03/11/2015)
302015-03-16 AMENDED SCHEDULING ORDER entered by U.S. Magistrate Judge Tom Schanzle-Haskins. Plaintiff's Motion to Modify the Case Management Order 27 ALLOWED. TIME LIMITS AND SETTINGS ARE AMENDED AS FOLLOWS: Plaintiff`s Expert Disclosures due by 4/15/2015; Defendant`s Expert Disclosures due by 6/15/2015; Fact Discovery due by 7/15/2015; Expert Discovery due by 7/30/2015; Dispositive Motions due by 8/17/2015. Final Pretrial Conference set 5/11/2015 is CANCELLED and reset 11/30/2015 at 11:00 AM in Courtroom 1 in Springfield before U.S. District Judge Sue E. Myerscough. Jury Trial set 5/19/2015 is CANCELLED and reset 12/15/2015 at 9:00 AM before Judge Myerscough. See written order. (Attachment: # 1 Courtroom Technology Brochure) (LB, ilcd) (Entered: 03/16/2015)
312015-03-23 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by University of Illinois(sued as Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois at Springfield), University of Illinois(sued as Board of Trustees of University of Illinois), University of Illinois, University of Illinois, Springfield Re: Defendants' Supplemental Response to Plaintiff's Request for Production of Documents (Grischow, Raylene) (Entered: 03/23/2015)
322015-04-08 NOTICE to Take Deposition of Ardeshir Lohrasbi on April 30, 2015 (Schmadeke, Charles) (Entered: 04/08/2015)
332015-05-05 NOTICE to Take Deposition of ARDESHIR LOHRASBI on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. (Grischow, Raylene) (Entered: 05/05/2015)
342015-05-06 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by University of Illinois(sued as Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois at Springfield), University of Illinois(sued as Board of Trustees of University of Illinois), University of Illinois, University of Illinois, Springfield Re: Defendants' Second Supplemental Response to Plaintiff's Request for Production of Documents (Grischow, Raylene) (Entered: 05/06/2015)
352015-05-20 NOTICE of Appearance of Attorney by Jonathan T Nessler on behalf of Ardeshir Lohrasbi (Nessler, Jonathan) (Entered: 05/20/2015)
362015-07-13 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by University of Illinois(sued as Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois at Springfield), University of Illinois(sued as Board of Trustees of University of Illinois), University of Illinois, University of Illinois, Springfield re: Defendant Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois' Supplemental Rule 26(a)(1)(A) Disclosures (Grischow, Raylene) (Entered: 07/13/2015)
372015-08-17 Amended MOTION for Summary Judgment by Defendant University of Illinois. Responses due by 9/11/2015 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit 2a, # 3 Exhibit Exhibit 2b, # 4 Exhibit Exhibit 2c, # 5 Exhibit Exhibit 2d, # 6 Exhibit Exhibit 3, # 7 Exhibit Exhibit 4, # 8 Exhibit Exhibit 5, # 9 Exhibit Exhibit 6, # 10 Exhibit Exhibit 7, # 11 Exhibit Exhibit 7a, # 12 Exhibit Exhibit 7b, # 13 Exhibit Exhibit 7c, # 14 Exhibit Exhibit 8, # 15 Exhibit Exhibit 8a, # 16 Exhibit Exhibit 9, # 17 Exhibit Exhibit 9a, # 18 Exhibit Exhibit 10, # 19 Exhibit Exhibit 10a, # 20 Exhibit Exhibit 11, # 21 Exhibit Exhibit 11a, # 22 Exhibit Exhibit 12, # 23 Exhibit Exhibit 12a, # 24 Exhibit Exhibit 13, # 25 Exhibit Exhibit 13a, # 26 Exhibit Exhibit 14)(Schmadeke, Charles) (Entered: 08/17/2015)
382015-08-17 MEMORANDUM in Support re 37 Amended MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by Defendant University of Illinois. (Schmadeke, Charles) (Entered: 08/17/2015)
392015-09-07 RESPONSE to Motion re 37 Amended MOTION for Summary Judgment , 25 MOTION for Summary Judgment Plfs Response to Motion filed by Plaintiff Ardeshir Lohrasbi. (Nessler, Jonathan) (Entered: 09/07/2015)
402015-09-07 MEMORANDUM in Opposition re 37 Amended MOTION for Summary Judgment , 25 MOTION for Summary Judgment Memorandum of Law in Opposition to Motion filed by Plaintiff Ardeshir Lohrasbi. (Attachments: # 1 Deposition of Susan Koch with Exhibits)(Nessler, Jonathan) (Entered: 09/07/2015)
412015-09-21 STRICKEN PER 11/10/15 TEXT ORDER - MEMORANDUM in Support re 37 Amended MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by Defendant University of Illinois. (Schmadeke, Charles) Modified on 11/10/2015 (MJ, ilcd). (Entered: 09/21/2015)
422015-09-21 MOTION to Strike 41 Memorandum in Support of Motion by Defendant University of Illinois. Responses due by 10/8/2015 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit A)(Schmadeke, Charles) (Entered: 09/21/2015)
432015-11-23 Designation of Lead Counsel by Maria A Gust on behalf of All Plaintiffs. (Gust, Maria) (Entered: 11/23/2015)
442015-11-23 MOTION in Limine 1 - 16 by Defendant University of Illinois, Springfield. Responses due by 12/10/2015 (Schmadeke, Charles) (Entered: 11/23/2015)
452015-11-23 Proposed Pretrial Order by University of Illinois, Springfield. (Schmadeke, Charles) (Entered: 11/23/2015)
462015-11-23 Proposed Jury Instructions by University of Illinois, Springfield. (Schmadeke, Charles) (Entered: 11/23/2015)
472015-11-23 Proposed Pretrial Order by Ardeshir Lohrasbi. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Plaintiff's Proposed Statement of the Case, # 2 Exhibit Plaintiff's Proposed Uncontested Issues of Fact and Law, # 3 Exhibit Plaintiff's Exhibit List, # 4 Exhibit Defendant's Exhibit List, # 5 Exhibit Proposed Joint Jury Instructions, # 6 Exhibit Plaintiff's Proposed Jury Instructions, # 7 Exhibit Defendant's Jury Instructions)(Gust, Maria) (Entered: 11/23/2015)
482015-11-23 First MOTION in Limine filed by Plaintiff Ardeshir Lohrasbi. Responses due by 12/10/2015 (Gust, Maria) (Entered: 11/23/2015)
492015-11-27 RESPONSE to Motion re 44 MOTION in Limine 1 - 16 filed by Plaintiff Ardeshir Lohrasbi. (Gust, Maria) (Entered: 11/27/2015)
502015-11-27 OBJECTION to Defendant's Exhibit List, which is attached as an Exhibit to to 45 Proposed Pretrial Order, 47 Proposed Pretrial Order, by Ardeshir Lohrasbi. (Gust, Maria) (Entered: 11/27/2015)
512015-11-27 OBJECTION to Defendant's Proposed Jury Instructions filed by Ardeshir Lohrasbi. (Gust, Maria) (Entered: 11/27/2015)
522015-11-29 OPINION entered by Judge Sue E. Myerscough on 11/28/2015. SEE WRITTEN OPINION. The Court GRANTS Defendant's Renewed and Revised Motion for Summary Judgment (d/e 37 ). (DM, ilcd) (Entered: 11/29/2015)
532015-11-30 JUDGMENT in favor of Defendant Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois and against Plaintiff Ardeshir Lohrasbi. (DM, ilcd) (Entered: 11/30/2015)