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Case Name Mitchell v. Metropolitan Life Insurance II EE-NY-0256
Docket / Court 1:03-cv-10294-WHP ( S.D.N.Y. )
State/Territory New York
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Case Summary
An individual opted out of a settlement class in an earlier gender discrimination action against Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. She

filed her individual complaint on December 31, 2003. That case appears in the Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse Database as EE-NY-255. In the ... read more >
An individual opted out of a settlement class in an earlier gender discrimination action against Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. She

filed her individual complaint on December 31, 2003. That case appears in the Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse Database as EE-NY-255. In the class action suit, the parties agreed to a consent decree of three years duration. MetLife paid $5m in damages, $3.4m in attorneys' fees and costs, and agreed to a number of changes in policy at the company.

On November 2, 2004, in an unpublished order, the court resolved some discovery disputes. Mitchell v. Metro. Life Ins. Co., No 02-10294, 2004 WL2439704 (S.D.N.Y. Nov. 2, 2004). The docket notes an Order of Discontinuance on January 24, 2005, noting that the action "has been or will be settled." The last entry on the docket, on April 29, 2005, indicates a dismissal by stipulation. Neither the complaint nor settlement agreement are publicly available.

Eric Weiler - 06/16/2010


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Defendant-type
Retailer
Discrimination-area
Demotion
Hiring
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
Pay / Benefits
Promotion
Seniority
Training
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
No EEOC Final Resolution Type
General
Disparate Impact
Disparate Treatment
Pattern or Practice
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action
Defendant(s) Metropolitan Life Insurance Co.
Metropolitan Life Insurance Co.
Plaintiff Description Female employee of MetLife Insurance Company alleging gender discrimination.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations None on record
Class action status sought None on record
Class action status granted Unknown
Prevailing Party Unknown
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief Unknown
Source of Relief Unknown
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 2005
Case Ongoing No
Case Listing EE-NY-0255 : Mitchell v. Metropolitan Life Insurance (S.D.N.Y.)
Additional Resources
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Case Studies Megacases, Diversity, and the Elusive Goal of Workplace Reform
Written: Mar. 01, 2008
By: Nancy Levit (University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law)
Citation: 49 B.C. L. Rev. 367 (2008)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  Second Generation Employment Discrimination: A Structural Approach
By: Susan Sturm (Columbia Law School)
Citation: 101 Colum. L. Rev. 458 (2001)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

Docket(s)
1:03−cv−10294 (S.D.N.Y.) 04/29/2005
EE-NY-0256-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Expert Report Of William T. Bielby, Ph.D. 12/02/2002 (2002 WL 33511482)
EE-NY-0256-0001.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Document Source: Westlaw
Order [Re Discovery Disputes] 11/02/2004 (2004 WL 2439704 / 2004 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 21944) (S.D.N.Y.)
EE-NY-0256-0002.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Westlaw
Judges Pauley, William H. III (S.D.N.Y.)
EE-NY-0256-0002 | EE-NY-0256-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Kaiser, Daniel Jordan (New York)
EE-NY-0256-9000
Stadtmauer, Marc A. (New York)
EE-NY-0256-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Fagin, Allen I. (New York)
EE-NY-0256-9000
Regan, Amy B. (New York)
EE-NY-0256-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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