Case Details

CourtSouthern District of New York
Docket number1:97-cv-01065
Date case filed1997-02-14
Date case closed2002-01-16
Date of latest filing
Assigned toJudge Deborah A. Batts
Case cause42:2000 Job Discrimination (Race)
Nature of suit442 Civil Rights: Jobs
Jury demandPlaintiff
Demand
JurisdictionFederal Question

Case Parties

Party: Brenda Curtis
Party type: Plaintiff
Attorney name: Stephen Theodore Mitchell
Attorney Contact:
The Law Firm of Stephen T. Mitchell
225 Broadway
New York, NY 10007
212 587 1932
Fax: 212 587 0650
Email: [email protected]
LEAD ATTORNEY
Party: Alvin Williamson
Party type: Plaintiff
and all others similarly situated
Attorney name: Stephen Theodore Mitchell
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
Party: Citibank, N.A.
Party type: Defendant
Attorney name: Bettina Barasch Plevan
Attorney Contact:
Proskauer Rose LLP (NY)
11 Times Square
New York, NY 10036
(212) 969-3065
Fax: (212) 969-2900
Email: [email protected]
LEAD ATTORNEY
Party: Citicorp North America, Inc
Party type: Defendant
Party: Citicorp Securities, Inc.
Party type: Defendant

Case Docket

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11997-02-14 COMPLAINT filed; Summons issued and Notice pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 636(c); FILING FEE $ 150.00 RECEIPT # 281264 (sac) (Entered: 02/19/1997)
21997-03-07 Order that case be referred to the Clerk of Court for assignment to a Magistrate Judge for Gen. Pretrial/Including Initial Case Management....Dispositive Motion ( signed by Judge Kimba M. Wood ) Referred to Magistrate Judge Theodore H. Katz (kg) (Entered: 03/07/1997)
31997-03-06 AFFIDAVIT of Carol Jensen by Citibank, N.A. Re: to explain the procedures undertaken to collect and preserve documents discovered during the course of an investigation of offensive e-mail, some of which are, or may be, responsive to the subpoenas sent by plaintiffs to a number of employees of Citibank, and related entities, and one former employee. (ae) (Entered: 03/07/1997)
41997-04-01 ANSWER to Complaint by Citibank, N.A. (Attorney Bettina B. Plevan) (emil) (Entered: 04/03/1997)
51997-04-01 Rule 9 certificate filed by Citibank, N.A. (emil) (Entered: 04/03/1997)
61997-04-18 ORDER, Defendant seeks a protective order to ensure the confidentiality of certain documents responsive to plaintiffs' document requests, claiming that there is a compelling need to protect these documents against public disclosure and dissemination... I agree that a protective order is warranted. It is therefore ORDERED that: With respect to those documents discussed during the telephone conference that reflect the cooperation or assistance of individuals with defendant's ongoing investigation at Citibank of the matters that are the subject of this litigation, the names of those cooperating individuals shall be kept confidential,... With respect to the other documents reviewed by the Court, neither the names of the authors or recipients, nor the substance of the communications in these documents shall, be subject to the terms ofthe Confidentiality Order. SO ORDERED: ( signed by Magistrate Judge Theodore H. Katz ) (ae) (Entered: 04/21/1997)
71997-05-13 Filed Memo_Endorsement on letter to Judge Katz from Bettina B. Plevan dated 5/9/97, We therefore propose that we report to Your Honor again on or before June 23 regarding a proposed discovery plan and pre-trial schedule ( signed by Magistrate Judge Theodore H. Katz ) (ls) (Entered: 05/14/1997)
81997-07-14 ORDER, set motion filing deadline for 7/30/97 re motion to amend the complaint , set motion filing deadline for 9/30/97 re plntf class certification ( signed by Magistrate Judge Theodore H. Katz ); Copies mailed (cd) (Entered: 07/14/1997)
91997-07-23 Filed Memo-Endorsement on letter to Judge Katz from Stephen T. Mitchell dated 07/21/97, set proposed amended complaint to defendants by July 30, 1997 . If defendants do not consent to the proposed amendments, any motion to amend the complaint and/or join additional parties must be filed by September 1, 1997 (signed by Magistrate Judge Theodore H. Katz) (djc) (Entered: 07/24/1997)
101997-08-26 ORDER, plaintiffs shall be precluded from taking Reed's deposition on 8/27/97. Plaintiffs may renotice Reed's deposition at a later date, consistent with this Order ( signed by Magistrate Judge Theodore H. Katz ); Copies mailed (kw) (Entered: 08/27/1997)
111997-09-03 Affidavit of service of amended complaint as to Citibank, N.A. by certified mail on 9/3/97. Answer due on 9/23/97 for Citibank, N.A. (djc) (Entered: 09/05/1997)
121997-09-03 AMENDED COMPLAINT by Brenda Curtis, Alvin Williamson, (Answer due 9/16/97 for Citibank, N.A.) amending [1-1] complaint against Citicorp North America, Citicorp Securities; Demand for Jury Trial; Summons issued. (djc) (Entered: 09/08/1997)
131997-09-12 STIPULATION and ORDER, regarding procedures that will govern the handling of medical records of pltffs deemed "Confidential" ( signed by Magistrate Judge Theodore H. Katz ). (kw) Modified on 09/17/1997 (Entered: 09/15/1997)
141997-09-16 Filed Memo-Endorsement on letter dated 8/27/97 from Stephen T. Mitchell, the request to depose Mr. Reed upon written questions is denied without prejudice. As the Court made clear in its previous Order, it has not precluded a future deposition of Mr. Reed, either orally or upon written question. The request to depose Mr. Reed at this time is denied. With respect to the written depositions of other individuals, leave of Court need only be sought if the parties can not stipulate to such procedure. Defendants have indicated that they are prepared to consider such a stipulation if sufficient information is provided to them ( signed by Magistrate Judge Theodore H. Katz ) (kw) (Entered: 09/17/1997)
151997-09-30 Citibank's RESPONSES and Objections to Plaintiffs' Fourth Set of Document Requests (djc) Modified on 10/02/1997 (Entered: 10/02/1997)
161997-09-30 Citibank's RESPONSES and Objections to Plaintiff's Second Set of Interrogatories (djc) (Entered: 10/02/1997)
171997-09-30 Objection(s) to [10-1] order plaintiffs shall be precluded from taking Reed's deposition on 8/27/97. Plaintiffs may renotice Reed's deposition at a later date, consistent with this Order, by Brenda Curtis, Alvin Williamson (cd) (Entered: 10/07/1997)
181997-10-14 Objections by Brenda Curtis, Alvin Williamson to Magistrate Judge Katz's Orders of 10/7/97. (ae) (Entered: 10/16/1997)
191997-10-15 Filed Memo-Endorsement on letter by Stephen T. Mitchell dated 10/10/97, Plaintiff's unsupported and unexplained request for a blanket stay pending appeal of the Court's discovery rulings and scheduling orders is denied (signed by Magistrate Judge Theodore H. Katz) (pl) (Entered: 10/17/1997)
201997-10-16 MEMORANDUM by Citibank, N.A. in opposition to [17-1] objections (cd) (Entered: 10/20/1997)
211997-10-20 NOTICE OF MOTION by Brenda Curtis, Alvin Williamson for an Order, granting Pltffs' Motion to Amend the Complaint ; Return date 11/11/97. Memorandum in support attached. Received in the night deposit box on 10/20/97 at 5:14 p.m. (sac) (Entered: 10/22/1997)
221997-10-27 AFFIDAVIT in support of Elizabeth I. Hook by Citibank, N.A. Re: [20-1] opposition memorandum (djc) (Entered: 10/29/1997)
231997-10-27 MEMORANDUM of LAW by Citibank, N.A., in opposition to [21-1] motion for an Order, granting Pltffs' Motion to Amend the complaint (djc) (Entered: 10/29/1997)
241997-10-30 MEMORANDUM OF LAW by Citibank, N.A. in opposition to [0-0] plaintiffs' objections to Mag. Katz's 10/7/97 discovery ruling. (ae) (Entered: 11/04/1997)
251997-11-04 ORDER; the Court reiterates its refusal to stay briefing on the class certification motion before Mag. Judge Katz. ( signed by Judge Kimba M. Wood ); Copies mailed (sac) (Entered: 11/05/1997)
261997-11-13 Filed Memo-Endorsement on letter to Judge Wood from Stephen T. Mitchell dated 10/31/97; counsel cannot unilaterally change dates set by the Court. Counsel ignores court-set dates at his peril (signed by Judge Kimba M. Wood) (djc) Modified on 11/17/1997 (Entered: 11/13/1997)
271997-12-05 Transcript of record of proceedings before Magistrate Judge Katz filed for dates of October 7, 1997 (bm) (Entered: 12/08/1997)
281997-12-05 Transcript of record of proceedings before Wood filed for dates of October 28, 1997 (pl) (Entered: 12/08/1997)
291997-12-23 Filed Memo-Endorsement on letter dated 12/19/97 from Bettina B. Plevan, set pretrial discovery due for 5/15/98 ; upon completion of discovery, a pre-motion conference shall be held ( signed by Magistrate Judge Theodore H. Katz ) (kw) (Entered: 12/24/1997)
301997-12-30 ORDER OF CONFIDENTIALITY, regarding provisions that shall govern the handling of confidential information throughout this lawsuit (signed by Magistrate Judge Theodore H. Katz); Copies mailed (djc) Modified on 01/05/1998 (Entered: 12/31/1997)
311997-12-31 PROTECTIVE ORDER; plaintiffs and their counsel shall initiate ex parte communications with current and former employees of the defendant only in accordance with the Code of Professional Responsibility and the additional provisions set forth in this order ( signed by Magistrate Judge Theodore H. Katz Copies mailed (kw) Modified on 01/07/1998 (Entered: 01/06/1998)
321998-01-05 MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER #79873 granting [21-1] motion for an Order, granting Pltffs' Motion to Amend the Complaint (Signed by Magistrate Judge Theodore H. Katz) Copies mailed. (djc) (Entered: 01/06/1998)
331998-01-13 Filed Memo-Endorsement on letter dated 1/9/98 from Stephen T. Mitchell, granting plaintiffs request for an extension until 1/20/98 to file an appeal to the 1/31/97 order ( signed by Magistrate Judge Theodore H. Katz ) (kw) (Entered: 01/14/1998)
341998-01-21 Objections by Brenda Curtis, and Alvin Williamson to Magistrate Order dated 12/31/97. (kw) (Entered: 01/26/1998)
351998-01-23 Objections by Brenda Curtis, and Alvin Williamson to Magistrate's order dated 12/31/97. (kw) (Entered: 01/27/1998)
361998-01-30 Filed Memo-Endorsement on letter dated 1/9/98 from Stephen T. Mitchell, granting plaintiffs' request for additional time until 1/20/98 to file an appeal of the 12/31/97 order ( signed by Judge Kimba M. Wood ) (kw) (Entered: 02/02/1998)
371998-02-05 MEMORANDUM OF LAW by Citibank, N.A. in opposition to [35-1] plaintiffs' objections to Mag. Judge Katz' 12/31/97 Protective Order. (ae) (Entered: 02/06/1998)
381998-02-25 STIPULATION and ORDER, the time w/in which defendant shall respond to plaintiff's Objections to the Protection Order of Mag. Judge Katz is extended up to and including 2/5/98 ( signed by Judge Kimba M. Wood ). (ae) (Entered: 02/26/1998)
391998-04-28 Filed Memo-Endorsement on letter to Judge Stephen T. Mitchell dated 04/10/98, reset discovery due for 7/15/98 ; The Court sees no reason why the remaining depositions cannot be completed by that time. There will be no further amendments to the complaint, other than technical amendments, unless good cause can be shown. As the parties are aware, the dates for adding parties or amending the complaint have long passed. Any proposed amendments for good cause shall be set forth in a letter to the Court by May 5, 1998 (signed by Magistrate Judge Theodore H. Katz ) (djc) Modified on 04/30/1998 (Entered: 04/29/1998)
401998-05-12 ORDER; I deny pltffs' request to set aside Magistrate Judge Katz's Order of 12/31/97. I hereby affirm Magistrate Judge Katz's 12/31/97 Protective Order. The scheduling order issued by Magistrate Judge Katz on 4/28/98 remians in effect ( signed by Judge Kimba M. Wood ); Copies mailed (sac) Modified on 05/12/1998 (Entered: 05/12/1998)
411998-08-06 Transcript of record of proceedings filed before Mag. Judge Peck for dates of 6/2/98 at 12:00 p.m. (ae) (Entered: 08/06/1998)
421998-10-16 Filed Memo Endorsement on letter to Judge Wood from Stephen Mitchell, dated 10/2/98, with respect to plntfs request for an extension of time to appeal the some of the rulings made during a hearing before Mag. Judge Katz on 9/23/98; the court grants this request only as folows: any of Mag. Judge Katz's decisions that are/were rendered up to and including 10/15/98 may be disputed to, in writing, no later than 10/30/98 ( signed by Judge Kimba M. Wood ) (cd) (Entered: 10/19/1998)
431998-11-04 ORDER, no further amendments to the complaint shall be permitted ; All fact discovery shall be completed by 11/25/98 ; If plaintiffs intend to rely upon any experts, they shall provide expert disclosure to defense counsel, consistent with Rule 26, FRCP., by 11/20/98. Defendants shall provide reciprocal expert disclosure by 12/04/98 ; Any depositions of experts shall be completed by 12/18/98 (signed by Magistrate Judge Theodore H. Katz); Copies mailed (djc) (Entered: 11/05/1998)
441998-11-17 MEMORANDUM by Citibank, N.A., Citicorp North Ameri, Citicorp Securities in opposition to pltffs' appeal from the Sept. 23 and Oct. 14, 1998 orders of Magistrate Judge Katz (ls) (Entered: 11/18/1998)
451998-11-23 ORDER, the Court issued an Order on 11/4/98, precluding any further amendments to the Complaint in this action and setting a schedule for the completion of pretrial discovery. The Court has considered plaintiff's request for reconsideration of the 11/4 Order, and the parties' submissions with respect to that request, and concludes that plaintiff has failed to show good cause why the Court's Order should be vacated; plaintiff's request for reconsideration of the Order of 11/4/98 is denied; plaintiff's counsel has indicated that he is unable to comply with the schedule set for the completion of pretrial discovery. He is to confer promptly with defense counsel and, by 11/30/98, the parties are to submit a proposed schedule for completion of all discovery and the submission of a Pretrial Order or a dispositive motion ( signed by Magistrate Judge Theodore H. Katz ); Copies mailed (ae) (Entered: 11/24/1998)
461998-11-25 Filed Memo-Endorsement on letter to Judge Wood from Bettina B. Plevan dated 11/10/98; granting counsel for defts request that the deadline for defts to respond to pltffs' objections be set at 11/16/98 ; ( signed by Judge Kimba M. Wood ) (ls) (Entered: 12/01/1998)
471998-12-03 Filed Memo-Endorsement on letter to Mag. Judge Katz from Elizabeth I. Hook dated 12/01/98, set scheduling order deadlines: Close of Expert discovery - 03/01/99; Close of Fact discovery - 01/18/99; Deadline for filing of dispositive motions by 3/15/99 ; Deadline for serving plaintiffs' expert reports purs to FRCP 26(a)(2)(B) - 12/15/98; Deadline for serving defendants' expert reports purs to FRCP 26(a)(2)(B) by 02/01/99; Deadline for serving opposition papers - 03/01/99; Deadline for reply papers - 03/15/99 (signed by Magistrate Judge Theodore H. Katz) (djc) (Entered: 12/04/1998)
481998-12-04 Transcript of record of proceedings filed for dates of 09/23/98 before the Hon. Theodore H. Katz. (djc) (Entered: 12/08/1998)
491998-12-04 Transcript of record of proceedings filed before Mag. Judge Katz for dates of 10/14/98 at 2:10 p.m. (ae) (Entered: 12/08/1998)
501998-12-16 MEMORANDUM OF LAW by Citibank, N.A., Citicorp North Ameri, Citicorp Securities in opposition to plaintiffs' appeal from the 10/14/98, 11/4/98 and 11/23/98 Orders of Mag. Judge Katz accompanied by Addendum (ae) Modified on 12/17/1998 (Entered: 12/17/1998)
511998-12-16 Notice of reassignment due to a Judge's Recusal to Judge Deborah A. Batts. Copy of notice and judge's rules mailed to Attorney(s) of record: Bettina B. Plevan, Stephen Theodore Mitchell . (bm) Modified on 12/18/1998 (Entered: 12/18/1998)
521999-01-04 AFFIDAVIT of Jo-Anne Kelly by Citibank, N.A., Citicorp North Ameri, Citicorp Securities in support of Re: defendants' claim of attorney-client and work product privilege (ae) (Entered: 01/05/1999)
531999-01-04 SUPPLEMENTAL AFFIDAVIT of Carol Jensen by Citibank, N.A., Citicorp North Ameri, Citicorp Securities Re: personal knowledge or information (ae) (Entered: 01/05/1999)
541999-01-04 AFFIDAVIT of Judith Fullmer by Citibank, N.A., Citicorp North Ameri, Citicorp Securities Re: personal knowledge (ae) (Entered: 01/05/1999)
551999-01-19 Filed Memo-Endorsement on letter by Bettina B. Plevan to Magistrate Judge Katz dated 1/15/99; counsel for defendants request permission to file an oversize brief in support of defendants' motion for summary judgment; the request is granted (signed by Magistrate Judge Theodore H. Katz) (pl) (Entered: 01/20/1999)
561999-02-02 ORDER, in a letter, dated 1/11/99, which was received by the Court on 1/13/99, plaintiffs sought, inter alia, an extension of time for the completion of pretrial discovery, and a modification of the schedule for the submission of dispositive motions; the Court has already determined that there will be no additional fact discovery, and therefore no delay of the briefing of defendants' motion for summary judgment. Plaintiffs' request to further delay the submission of the motion until Judge Batts rules on their objections to earlier discovery rulings is also denied. Plaintiffs agree to the proposed schedule knowing that they had filed discovery objections. If they had wanted a stay of the briefing schedule, they should have sought one long ago, and prior to the time when it should have been obvious that defendants were working on their motion in order to comply with the Court's deadline. The Court's schedule remains in effect. This is w/out prejudice to an application to supplement the motion papers in the event that any additional discovery results from Judge Batts' rulings ( signed by Magistrate Judge Theodore H. Katz ); Copies mailed (ae) (Entered: 02/03/1999)
571999-02-17 Filed Memo-Endorsement on letter by Stephen T. Mitchell to Judge Batts dated 2/5/99, the court grants the requests by counsel for plaintiff for an extension of time until 2/19/99 to file an appeal to Magistrate Katz's order of 2/2/99 ( signed by Judge Deborah A. Batts ) (pl) (Entered: 02/19/1999)
581999-02-24 Filed Memo Endorsement on letter to Judge Batts from Elizabeth Hook, dated 2/16/99, extending time to 2/22/99 for plntf to serve their appeal papers on defts and to 3/5/99 for defts' to serve opposition papers to their appeal ( signed by Judge Deborah A. Batts ) (cd) (Entered: 02/24/1999)
591999-02-19 Objection(s) to [56-1] order in a letter, dated 1/11/99, which was received by the Court on 1/13/99, plaintiffs sought, inter alia, an extension of time for the completion of pretrial discovery, and a modification of the schedule for the submission of dispositive motions; the Court has already determined that there will be no additional fact discovery, and therefore no delay of the briefing of defendants' motion for summary judgment. Plaintiffs' request to further delay the submission of the motion until Judge Batts rules on their objections to earlier discovery rulings is also denied. Plaintiffs agree to the proposed schedule knowing that they had filed discovery objections. If they had wanted a stay of the briefing schedule, they should have sought one long ago, and prior to the time when it should have been obvious that defendants were working on their motion in order to comply with the Court's deadline. The Court's schedule remains in effect. This is w/out prejudice to an application to supplement the motion papers in the event that any additional discovery results from Judge Batts' rulings, [56-2] relief by Brenda Curtis, Alvin Williamson. (rec'd in the night deposit box on 2/19/99 at 11:58 p.m.) (sac) (Entered: 02/25/1999)
601999-03-01 Letter/Affimation of service pertaining to objections fld. w/ the U.S.D.C. pertaining to Mag. Theodore Katz's orders of 2/2/99 served upon Bettina Plevan, Esq. of the law firm of Proskauer, Rose, LLP 1585 Broadway, N.Y., N.Y. 10022 by mail on 2/19/99 (ls) (Entered: 03/01/1999)
611999-03-02 Affidavit of service of copy of the plaintiff's motion to adjourn the defendants' summary judgment motion purs to Rule 56(f) of the FRCP by mail, addressed to Bettina Plevan, Esq., Proskauer Rose LL, attys for defendants on 3/1/99 (djc) (Entered: 03/03/1999)
621999-03-02 Filed Memo Endorsement on letter to Mag. Judge Katz from Stephen Mitchell, dated 2/26/99, plntf's brief and responsive papers may be fld by 3/5/99 with respect to deft's motion for summary judgment ( signed by Magistrate Judge Theodore H. Katz ) (cd) (Entered: 03/03/1999)
631999-03-08 Filed Memo-Endorsement on letter addressed to Magistrate Judge Katz from Stephen T. Mitchell, dated 3/3/99; counsel respectfully requests an extension of time for pltffs' response brief until Thursday, 3/11/99. Defts' time to file their reply brief is extended until 4/1/99. The request is granted. The Court notes however, that counsel's time would have been better spent on drafting his response to the summary judgment motion, rather than drafting a Rule 56(f) motion, the substance of which has already been ruled upon. ( signed by Magistrate Judge Theodore H. Katz ) (sac) (Entered: 03/08/1999)
641999-03-10 NOTICE OF MOTION by Brenda Curtis, Alvin Williamson; for an Order, purs. to Rule 56(f) of the FRCP postponing and continuing the hearing of the deft's motion for summary judgment until such time as pltff may have taken the depositions of the persons referred to and received the materials requested ; Return date not indicated. Documents in support of motion attached. (jp) (Entered: 03/12/1999)
651999-03-11 MEMORANDUM of LAW by Citibank, N.A., Citicorp North Ameri, Citicorp Securities in opposition to Plaintiffs' Appeal from the February 2, 1999 Orders of Magistrate Judge Katz w. Addendum. (djc) (Entered: 03/12/1999)
661999-03-11 AFFIDAVIT of Mark Whitley by Citibank, N.A., Citicorp North Ameri, Citicorp Securities based on personal knowledge. (djc) (Entered: 03/12/1999)
671999-03-11 AFFIDAVIT of Bettina B.Plevan by Citibank, N.A., Citicorp North Ameri, Citicorp Securities Re: based upon personal knowledge. (djc) (Entered: 03/12/1999)
681999-03-11 AFFIDAVIT of Elizabeth I. Hook by Citibank, N.A., Citicorp North Ameri, Citicorp Securities Re: based upon personal knowledge. (djc) (Entered: 03/12/1999)
691999-03-12 Filed Memo-Endorsement on letter by Stephen T. Mitchell to Magistrate Judge Katz dated 3/11/99, plaintiff requests an extension of time until Tuesday, March 16, 1999 to respond to the defendants' summary judgment motion; the request is granted, but there will be no further extension of time ; defendants' reply papers may be served on April 7, 1999 and the fully briefed motion still be filed on that date ( signed by Magistrate Judge Theodore H. Katz ) (pl) (Entered: 03/15/1999)
701999-03-18 Filed Memo-Endorsement on letter to Mag. Judge Katz from Stephen T. Mitchell dated 3/17/99; counsel for pltffs request an extension of time for pltffs to respond to the defts' summary jdgmt. motion. The Court is, w/ great reluctance, granting counsel's request, solely because of the Court's concern that pltff have their claims addressed on the merits. Pltffs' counsel's conduct is not to be condoned. Throughout this litigation, he has been cavalier about adherence to Court Orders. If pltffs' counsel does not have the resources to properly represent clients in accordance w/ the F.R.C.P., he should decline such representation ; Pltffs' response to the summary jdgmt. motion shall be hand-delivered to defts' counsel by no later than 4:00 p.m. on 3/22/99. Failure to comply w/ this order shall result in pltffs being precluded from submitting any opposition to the motion. Defts' reply papers shall be served and the motion fld. by 4/13/99 ; ( signed by Magistrate Judge Theodore H. Katz ) (ls) (Entered: 03/24/1999)
711999-03-24 MEMORANDUM by Brenda Curtis, Alvin Williamson in opposition to defts' motion for summary judgment. (sac) (Entered: 03/26/1999)
721999-03-24 AFFIDAVIT of Stephen T. Mitchell by Brenda Curtis, Alvin Williamson in opposition to defts' motion for summary judgment. (sac) (Entered: 03/26/1999)
731999-03-24 RULE 56.1 STATEMENT filed by Brenda Curtis, Alvin Williamson (sac) (Entered: 03/26/1999)
741999-03-24 EXHIBITS TO PLTFFS' RESPONSE TO DEFTS' MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT filed by Brenda Curtis, Alvin Williamson (sac) (Entered: 03/26/1999)
751999-03-31 Filed Memo Endorsement on letter to Judge Katz from Stephen Mitchell, dated 3/29/99, Reply to Response to Motion reset to 4/9/99 for [64-1] motion for an Order, purs. to Rule 56(f) of the FRCP postponing and continuing the hearing of the deft's motion for summary judgment until such time as pltff may have taken the depositions of the persons referred to and received the materials requested ( signed by Magistrate Judge Theodore H. Katz ) (cd) (Entered: 03/31/1999)
761999-04-05 Filed Memo-Endorsement on letter addressed to Mag. Judge Katz from Stephen T. Mitchell, dated 4/1/99. Reply to Response to Motion reset to 4/28/99 for [64-1] motion for an Order, purs. to Rule 56(f) of the FRCP postponing and continuing the hearing of the deft's motion for summary judgment until such time as pltff may have taken the depositions of the persons referred to and received the materials requested . ( signed by Magistrate Judge Theodore H. Katz ) (sn) Modified on 04/09/1999 (Entered: 04/07/1999)
771999-04-07 Filed Memo-Endorsement on letter to Judge Katz from Bettina Plevan, dated 4/6/99, the request of defts to submit an oversize reply memo of law in support of defts' motion for summary judgment of up to 25 pages is granted ( signed by Magistrate Judge Theodore H. Katz ) (cd) Modified on 04/12/1999 (Entered: 04/08/1999)
781999-04-13 NOTICE OF MOTION by Citibank, N.A., Citicorp North Ameri, Citicorp Securities; for an order granting summary judgment to deft dismissing pltffs' complt. in its entirety ; for an order awarding attorney's fees and costs ; return date 3/15/99; Affdvt. Of Bettina B. Plevan In Support Of Defts' Motion For summary Jdgmt. attached (ls) Modified on 04/15/1999 (Entered: 04/15/1999)
791999-04-13 AFFIDAVIT in support of Toni Booker by Citibank, N.A., Citicorp North Ameri, Citicorp Securities Re: [78-1] motion for an order grantin summary judgment to deft dismissing pltffs' complt. in its entirety, [78-2] motion for an order awarding attorney's fees and costs (ls) (Entered: 04/15/1999)
801999-04-13 AFFIDAVIT in support of Virginia Gibbs by Citibank, N.A., Citicorp North Ameri, Citicorp Securities Re: [78-1] motion for an order grantin summary judgment to deft dismissing pltffs' complt. in its entirety, [78-2] motion for an order awarding attorney's fees and costs (ls) (Entered: 04/15/1999)
811999-04-13 DECLARATION in support by Stephen Cronin for defts Citibank, N.A., Citicorp North Ameri, Citicorp Securities re [78-1] motion for an order granting summary judgment to deft dismissing pltffs' complt. in its entirety, [78-2] motion for an order awarding attorney's fees and costs (ls) (Entered: 04/15/1999)
821999-04-13 AFFIDAVIT in support of Adrienne Sogno by Citibank, N.A., Citicorp North Ameri, Citicorp Securities Re: [78-1] motion for an order grantin summary judgment to deft dismissing pltffs' complt. in its entirety, [78-2] motion for an order awarding attorney's fees and costs (ls) (Entered: 04/15/1999)
831999-04-13 DECLARATION in support by Mary Scott for defts Citibank, N.A., Citicorp North Ameri, Citicorp Securities re [78-1] motion for an order grantin summary judgment to deft dismissing pltffs' complt. in its entirety, [78-2] motion for an order awarding attorney's fees and costs (ls) (Entered: 04/15/1999)
841999-04-13 DECLARATION in support by Tracy Boyle for defts Citibank, N.A., Citicorp North Ameri, Citicorp Securities [78-1] motion for an order grantin summary judgment to deft dismissing pltffs' complt. in its entirety, [78-2] motion for an order awarding attorney's fees and costs (ls) (Entered: 04/15/1999)
851999-04-13 AFFIDAVIT in support of Carol Jensen by Citibank, N.A., Citicorp North Ameri, Citicorp Securities Re: [78-1] motion for an order grantin summary judgment to deft dismissing pltffs' complt. in its entirety, [78-2] motion for an order awarding attorney's fees and costs (ls) (Entered: 04/15/1999)
861999-04-13 DECLARATION in support by Rosemarie O'Connors for deft Citibank, N.A., Citicorp North Ameri, Citicorp Securities re [78-1] motion for an order grantin summary judgment to deft dismissing pltffs' complt. in its entirety, [78-2] motion for an order awarding attorney's fees and costs (ls) (Entered: 04/15/1999)
871999-04-13 MEMORANDUM by Citibank, N.A., Citicorp North Ameri, Citicorp Securities in support of [78-1] motion for an order grantin summary judgment to deft dismissing pltffs' complt. in its entirety, [78-2] motion for an order awarding attorney's fees and costs (ls) (Entered: 04/15/1999)
881999-04-13 Reply affidavit of Adrienne Sogno by Citibank, N.A., Citicorp North Ameri, Citicorp Securities in support of [78-1] motion for an order grantin summary judgment to deft dismissing pltffs' complt. in its entirety, [78-2] motion for an order awarding attorney's fees and costs (ls) (Entered: 04/15/1999)
891999-04-13 Reply affidavit of Bettina B. Plevan by Citibank, N.A., Citicorp North Ameri, Citicorp Securities in support of [78-1] motion for an order grantin summary judgment to deft dismissing pltffs' complt. in its entirety, [78-2] motion for an order awarding attorney's fees and costs (ls) (Entered: 04/15/1999)
901999-04-13 RULE 56.1 STATEMENT filed by Citibank, N.A., Citicorp North Ameri, Citicorp Securities (ls) (Entered: 04/15/1999)
911999-04-13 MEMORANDUM by Citibank, N.A., Citicorp North Ameri, Citicorp Securities in opposition to pltffs' Appeal from the September 23 and October 14, 1998 Orders of Mag. Judge Katz (ls) (Entered: 04/15/1999)
921999-04-23 SEALED DOCUMENT placed in vault (da) (Entered: 04/23/1999)
931999-04-23 AFFIDAVIT in opposition of Stephen T. Mitchell by Brenda Curtis, Alvin Williamson Re: [78-1] motion for an order granting summary judgment to deft dismissing pltffs' complt. in its entirety (ri) (Entered: 04/23/1999)
941999-04-28 REPLY MEMORANDUM by Brenda Curtis, Alvin Williamson re: [78-1] motion for an order granting summary judgment to deft dismissing pltffs' complt. in its entirety (cd) (Entered: 04/30/1999)
951999-05-14 AFFIDAVIT in support of Stephen Mitchell by Brenda Curtis, Alvin Williamson Re: [94-1] reply memorandum (cd) (Entered: 05/18/1999)
961999-07-27 MEMORANDUM & ORDER; pltffs have fld. objections to several discovery rulings by Mag. Judge Katz, and a motion for add'l. discovery purs. to Rule 56 (f) of the F.R.C.P.; under 28 U.S.C. sec 636 (b) (1) (A), the Court reviews Mag. Judge Katz's rulings for clear error; after carefully reviewing the record, the Court affirms all of Mag. Judge Katz's rulings to which pltff has objected ; the Court denies pltffs' 56 (f) motion ; the Court notes that Mag. Judge Katz has demonstrated extreme patience in dealing w/ the antics of pltffs' counsel; counsel is on notice of Rule 11 sanctions should he disregard any Court Orders in the future additionally, the Court finds pltffs' claim that Mag. Judge Katz is biased against pltffs because they are African Americans wholly unfounded and inappropriate; pltff's request to reassign the case to Mag. Judge Ellis is denied; the Clerk is directed to close the docket in Brenda Curtis and Alvin Williamson v. Citibank et al., 99 Civ. 575 ; ( signed by Judge Deborah A. Batts ); copies mailed; on 7/27/99 forwarded orig. doc. to Jdgmt. Clerk (ls) Modified on 07/28/1999 (Entered: 07/27/1999)
971999-08-02 NOTICE OF MOTION by Brenda Curtis, Alvin Williamson for reconsideration and modification of orders of July 22, 1999 purs to FRCP 59(e) ; No Return date w. Memorandum in Support of motion (djc) (Entered: 08/03/1999)
981999-08-13 NOTICE OF APPEAL by Brenda Curtis, Alvin Williamson ; from [96-1] order pltffs have fld. objections to several discovery rulings by Mag. Judge Katz, and a motion for add'l. discovery purs. to Rule 56 (f) of the F.R.C.P.; under 28 U.S.C. sec 636 (b) (1) (A), the Court reviews Mag. Judge Katz's rulings for clear error; after carefully reviewing the record, the Court affirms all of Mag. Judge Katz's rulings to which pltff has objected . Copies of notice of appeal mailed to Attorney(s) of Record: Bettina B. Plevan . Fee Pd. $105.00, rec # 352072. (as) (Entered: 08/13/1999)
991999-08-17 MEMORANDUM in opposition to [97-1] motion for reconsideration and modification of orders of July 22, 1999 purs to FRCP 59(e) (djc) (Entered: 08/18/1999)
1001999-08-23 REPLY by Brenda Curtis, Alvin Williamson Re: [99-1] opposition memorandum (djc) (Entered: 08/25/1999)
1011999-12-13 REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS of Magistrate Judge Theodore H. Katz, I respectfully recommend that defts' motion be granted Re: [78-1] motion for an order granting summary judgment to deft dismissing pltffs' complt. in its entirety . Objections to R and R due by 12/27/99 (cd) (Entered: 12/14/1999)
1021999-12-29 ORDER, that any objections to the [101-1] report and recommendations of Mag. Judge Katz shall be filed on or before 1/4/00 . ( signed by Judge Deborah A. Batts ); Copies mailed. (kw) Modified on 01/05/2000 (Entered: 01/03/2000)
1032000-01-04 OBJECTION by Brenda Curtis, Alvin Williamson to [101-1] report and recommendations (pl) (Entered: 01/06/2000)
1042000-01-20 MEMORANDUM OF LAW by Citibank, N.A., Citicorp North Ameri, Citicorp Securities in opposition to [103-1] objection (pl) (Entered: 01/21/2000)
1052000-05-10 Notice that the record on appeal has been certified and transmitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals: [98-1] appeal by Alvin Williamson, Brenda Curtis. (dt) (Entered: 05/11/2000)
1062002-01-10 MEMORANDUM & ORDER, the Report and Recommendation of US Magistrate Judge Theodore Katz dated 12/13/99, is approved, adopted, and ratified by the Court ; granting [78-1] motion for an order granting summary judgment to deft dismissing pltffs' complt. in its entirety; the Clerk of the Court shall dismiss case 97 civ. 1065. Regarding the Court's decision in case 99 civ. 575 (see entry in 99 civ. 575). Regarding the Court's decision in case 98 civ. 1139 (see entry in 98 civ. 1139) . ( signed by Judge Deborah A. Batts ); Copies mailed. (Sent to the Judgment Clerk). (kw) Modified on 01/14/2002 (Entered: 01/14/2002)
1072002-01-16 JUDGMENT that for the reasons stated in the Court's Memorandum Order dated 1/9/02, the report of the Magistrate Judge is adopted; Citibank's motion to dismiss plaintiff's claim for disparate treatment and retaliation is denied; Citibank's motion to dismiss Plaintiff's claim for hostile work environment is granted; and Citibank's motion to dismiss the constructive discharge claim is granted without prejudice. (signed by James M. Parkison, Clerk of Court). Mailed copies and notice of right to appeal. Entered On Docket: 1/20/02. (kw) (Entered: 01/20/2002)
1082002-02-04 NOTICE OF APPEAL by Brenda Curtis, Alvin Williamson ; from [106-1] order the Report and Recommendation of US Magistrate Judge Theodore Katz dated 12/13/99, is approved, adopted, and ratified by the Court . Copies of notice of appeal mailed to Attorney(s) of Record: Bettina B. Plevan. $105.00 Appeal Filing Fee paid 2/4/02 on receipt # E 429108. (sb) (Entered: 02/05/2002)
1092002-04-18 Transcript of record of proceedings before Magistrate Judge Theodore H. Katz for the date(s) of 10/7/97 at 3:00 p.m. (ae) (Entered: 04/25/2002)
1102002-04-18 Transcript of record of proceedings before Magistrate Judge Theodore H. Katz for the date(s) of 6/2/98 at 12:00 p.m. (ae) (Entered: 04/25/2002)
1112002-04-18 Transcript of record of proceedings before Magistrate Judge Theodore H. Katz for the date(s) of 9/23/98 at 4:00 p.m. (ae) (Entered: 04/25/2002)
1122002-04-18 Transcript of record of proceedings before Magistrate Judge Theodore H. Katz for the date(s) of 10/14/98 at 2:10 p.m. (ae) (Entered: 04/25/2002)
1132002-12-24 Notice that the record on appeal has been certified and transmitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals: [108-1] appeal by Alvin Williamson, Brenda Curtis. (dt) (Entered: 12/24/2002)