Case Details

CourtSouthern District of New York
Docket number1:08-cv-05360
Date case filed2008-06-11
Date case closed2008-10-22
Date of latest filing2008-09-05
Assigned toJudge William H. Pauley, III
Case cause42:2000e Job Discrimination (Employment)
Nature of suit442 Civil Rights: Jobs
Jury demandPlaintiff
Demand
JurisdictionFederal Question

Case Parties

Party: Nicole Spence
Party type: Plaintiff
Attorney name: Jordan Koel Merson
Attorney Contact:
Thompson Wigdor LLP
85 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10003
(212)239-9292
Fax: (212)239-9001
Email: jmerson@kdlm.com
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Kathryn Jennings Webber
Attorney Contact:
Thompson Wigdor LLP
85 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10003
(212)-257-6800
Fax: (212)-257-9845
Email: kwebber@twglawyers.com
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Kenneth P. Thompson
Attorney Contact:
Thompson Wigdor LLP
85 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10003
(212)257-6800
Fax: (212) 257-6845
Email: kthompson@thompsonwigdor.com
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Inner City Broadcast Corporation
Party type: Defendant
Attorney name: Alesia Judith Kantor
Attorney Contact:
Epstein, Becker & Green, P.C. (New York)
250 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10177
(212) 351-4842
Fax: (212) 878-8742
Email: akantor@nixonpeabody.com
TERMINATED: 07/25/2008 LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Clare Marie Sproule
Attorney Contact:
Epstein, Becker & Green, P.C. (New York)
250 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10177
212-351-4855
Fax: 212-878-8655
Email: csproule@ebglaw.com
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: ICBC Broadcast Holding, Inc
Party type: Defendant
Attorney name: Alesia Judith Kantor
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
TERMINATED: 07/25/2008 LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Clare Marie Sproule
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Wendy Williams-Hunter
Party type: Defendant
in her official and individual capacities

also known asWendy Williams
Attorney name: Guy Robert Cohen
Attorney Contact:
Davis & Gilbert LLP
1740 Broadway
New York, NY 10019
212 468 4853
Fax: 212 974 6959
Email: gcohen@dglaw.com
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Laurie Elene Morrison
Attorney Contact:
Davis & Gilbert LLP
1740 Broadway
New York, NY 10019
(212) 468-4830
Fax: (212)-621-0901
Email: morrison@lemorrisonlaw.com
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Marc Joseph Rachman
Attorney Contact:
Davis & Gilbert LLP
1740 Broadway
New York, NY 10019
(212) 468-4800
Fax: (212)974-6938
Email: mrachman@dglaw.com
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Kevin Hunter
Party type: Defendant
in his official and individual capacities
Attorney name: Guy Robert Cohen
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Laurie Elene Morrison
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Marc Joseph Rachman
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Case Docket

Docket
Item
Date FiledDocument
Available
Short
Description
Long Description
12008-06-11 ComplaintCOMPLAINT against Inner City Broadcast Corporation, ICBC Broadcast Holding, Inc, Wendy Williams-Hunter, Kevin Hunter. (Filing Fee $ 350.00, Receipt Number 653858)Document filed by Nicole Spence.(rdz) (Entered: 06/13/2008)
22008-06-16 Notice of Change of AddressNOTICE OF CHANGE OF ADDRESS by Jordan Koel Merson on behalf of Nicole Spence. New Address: Thompson Wigdor & Gilly LLP, 350 Fifth Avenue, Suite 5720, New York, New York, U.S. 10118, (212) 239-9292. (Merson, Jordan) (Entered: 06/16/2008)
32008-06-19 Notice of AppearanceNOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Alesia Judith Kantor on behalf of Inner City Broadcast Corporation, ICBC Broadcast Holding, Inc (Kantor, Alesia) (Entered: 06/19/2008)
42008-07-02 Order for Initial Pretrial ConferenceORDER FOR INITIAL PRETRIAL CONFERENCE: Initial Conference set for 8/1/2008 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom 11D, 500 Pearl Street, New York, NY 10007 before Judge William H. Pauley III. (Signed by Judge William H. Pauley, III on 7/1/08) Copies Mailed By Chambers. (tro) (Entered: 07/02/2008)
52008-07-02 Endorsed LetterENDORSED LETTER addressed to Judge William H. Pauley from Alesia J. Kantor dated 6/18/08 re: Counsel for Defendants Inner City Broadcast Corporation and ICBC Broadcast Holding, Inc. request a 20-day extension of time until 7/22/08 to answer or otherwise move in regard to the complaint. ENDORSEMENT: Application granted. Inner City Broadcast Corporation answer due 7/22/2008; ICBC Broadcast Holding, Inc answer due 7/22/2008. (Signed by Judge William H. Pauley, III on 7/1/08) (tro) (Entered: 07/02/2008)
62008-07-10 Endorsed LetterENDORSED LETTER addressed to Judge William H. Pauley from Guy R. Cohen dated 7/1/08 re: Counsel for defendants request that the Court grant the Hunters until 8/1/08 to answer or otherwise respond to the complaint. ENDORSEMENT: Application granted. Wendy Williams-Hunter answer due 8/1/2008; Kevin Hunter answer due 8/1/2008. (Signed by Judge William H. Pauley, III on 7/8/08) (tro) (Entered: 07/10/2008)
72008-07-21 Rule 7.1 Corporate Disclosure StatementRULE 7.1 CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT. Identifying Inner City Media Corp. is the parent coporation of Defendant ICBC Broadcast Holdings, Inc. as Corporate Parent. Document filed by Inner City Broadcast Corporation, ICBC Broadcast Holding, Inc.(Sproule, Clare) (Entered: 07/21/2008)
82008-07-21 Answer to ComplaintANSWER to Complaint. Document filed by Inner City Broadcast Corporation, ICBC Broadcast Holding, Inc.(Sproule, Clare) (Entered: 07/21/2008)
92008-07-23 Notice of AppearanceNOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Clare Marie Sproule on behalf of Inner City Broadcast Corporation, ICBC Broadcast Holding, Inc (Sproule, Clare) (Entered: 07/23/2008)
102008-07-24 Notice of Change of AddressNOTICE OF CHANGE OF ADDRESS by Kenneth P. Thompson on behalf of Nicole Spence. New Address: Thompson Wigdor & Gilly LLP, 85 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York, 10003, (212) 257 6800. (Thompson, Kenneth) (Entered: 07/24/2008)
112008-07-24 Notice of Change of AddressNOTICE OF CHANGE OF ADDRESS by Jordan Koel Merson on behalf of Nicole Spence. New Address: Thompson Wigdor & Gilly LLP, 85 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York, 10003, (212) 257 6800. (Merson, Jordan) (Entered: 07/24/2008)
122008-07-24 Notice of Change of AddressNOTICE OF CHANGE OF ADDRESS by Kathryn Jennings Webber on behalf of Nicole Spence. New Address: Thompson Wigdor & Gilly LLP, 85 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York, 10003, (212) 257 6800. (Webber, Kathryn) (Entered: 07/24/2008)
132008-07-25 OrderORDER TO TERMINATE APPEARANCE OF COUNSEL AND DECLARATION OF ALESIA J. KANTOR PURSUANT TO LOCAL CIVIL RULE 1.4 IN SUPPORT OF ORDER: Defendants request that the appearance of Alesia J. Kantor as counsel on their behalf be terminated. ENDORSEMENT: SO ORDERED (Signed by Judge William H. Pauley, III on 7/252008) (jpo) (Entered: 07/25/2008)
142008-07-25 Rule 26(f) Discovery Plan ReportRULE 26(f) DISCOVERY PLAN REPORT.Document filed by Inner City Broadcast Corporation, ICBC Broadcast Holding, Inc.(Sproule, Clare) (Entered: 07/25/2008)
152008-07-31 Answer to ComplaintANSWER to Complaint. Document filed by Wendy Williams-Hunter.(Cohen, Guy) (Entered: 07/31/2008)
162008-07-31 Answer to ComplaintANSWER to Complaint. Document filed by Kevin Hunter.(Cohen, Guy) (Entered: 07/31/2008)
172008-07-31 Notice of AppearanceNOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Marc Joseph Rachman on behalf of Wendy Williams-Hunter, Kevin Hunter (Rachman, Marc) (Entered: 07/31/2008)
182008-07-31 Notice of AppearanceNOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Laurie Elene Morrison on behalf of Wendy Williams-Hunter, Kevin Hunter (Morrison, Laurie) (Entered: 07/31/2008)
192008-08-01 Scheduling OrderSCHEDULING ORDER: Plaintiff shall identify any experts by 12/1/08. Defendants shall identify any rebuttal experts by 12/15/08. The parties shall complete all fact discovery by 12/15/08. Barring the designation of experts, the parties shall submit a joint pretrial order in accordance with this Court's Individual Rules by 1/23/09. A Final Pretrial Conference shall take place on 1/30/2009 at 11:15 AM before Judge William H. Pauley III. (Signed by Judge William H. Pauley, III on 7/31/08) (tro) (Entered: 08/01/2008)
202008-08-01 Order Referring Case to Magistrate JudgeORDER REFERRING CASE TO MAGISTRATE JUDGE. Order that case be referred to the Clerk of Court for assignment to a Magistrate Judge for Settlement. Referred to Magistrate Judge Kevin Nathaniel Fox. (Signed by Judge William H. Pauley, III on 7/31/08) (tro) (Entered: 08/01/2008)
212008-08-05 OrderORDER: Settlement Conference set for 8/19/2008 at 10:30 AM in Courtroom 20A, 500 Pearl Street, New York, NY 10007 before Magistrate Judge Kevin Nathaniel Fox. (Signed by Magistrate Judge Kevin Nathaniel Fox on 8/4/08) (tro) (Entered: 08/05/2008)
222008-08-12 Endorsed LetterENDORSED LETTER: Addressed to Magistrate Judge Kevin Nathaniel Fox from Thompson Wigdor & Gilly LLP dated August 7, 2008 re: We represent Plaintiff Nicole Spence in this matter against Defendants Inner City Broadcast Corporation, ICBC Broadcast Holdings, Inc., Wendy Williams-Hunter, also known as Wendy Williams, and Kevin Hunter. We respectfully submit this letter as a joint request that the August 19, 2008 settlement conference be adjourned due to the unavailability of counsel for the individual Defendants. ENDORSEMENT: Application granted. The morning of September 3, 2008, is not available; therefore, the conference shall be held on September 2, 2008, at 10:30 a.m. (Signed by Magistrate Judge Kevin Nathaniel Fox on 8/8/08) (rw) (Entered: 08/14/2008)
232008-08-18 Endorsed LetterENDORSED LETTER addressed to Magistrate Judge Kevin Nathaniel Fox from Kenneth P. Thompson dated 8/14/08 re: Counsel for plaintiff writes regarding the settlement conference. Counsel has been advised by Corporate Defendants that the Court is not available on September 3, 2008 and write to suggest Tuesday, September 9, 2008 or Monday, September 15, 2008 as alternate dates for the settlement conference. Counsel for the Individual Defendants also requests that the conference be scheduled for the morning because Ms. Williams-Hunter's radio program is on-air weekdays between 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. ENDORSEMENT: A settlement conference shall be held for the parties on September 15, 2008, at 10:30 a.m. So Ordered. (Signed by Magistrate Judge Kevin Nathaniel Fox on 8/18/08) (js) (Entered: 08/18/2008)
242008-08-21 Notice of Change of AddressNOTICE OF CHANGE OF ADDRESS by Laurie Elene Morrison on behalf of Wendy Williams-Hunter, Kevin Hunter. New Address: Davis & Gilbert LLP, 1740 Broadway, New York, New York, 10019, 212-468-4800. (Morrison, Laurie) (Entered: 08/21/2008)
252008-09-05 Endorsed LetterENDORSED LETTER: Addressed to Magistrate Judge Kevin Nathaniel Fox from Kenneth P. Thompson dated September 5, 2008, re: we represent Plaintiff Nicole Spence in this matter against Defendants Inner City Broadcast Corporation, ICBC Broadcast Holdings, Inc., Wendy Williams-Hunter, also known as Wendy Williams, and Kevin Hunter. The Parties have agreed to try to resolve this matter amicably through private Mediation on Monday, September 15, 2008. As such, we respectfully request that the settlement conference scheduled for that date be cancelled. ENDORSEMENT: Application Granted. (Signed by Magistrate Judge Kevin Nathaniel Fox on 9/5/2008) (rw) (Entered: 09/05/2008)
262008-10-22 STIPULATION OF DISMISSAL WITH PREJUDICE: this action shall be, and the same hereby is, dismissed, with prejudice, as to all claims which were or could have been asserted therein against Defendants, and without costs to any party as against the other. (Signed by Judge William H. Pauley, III on 10/22/08) (tro) (Entered: 10/23/2008)