Cogan v. Skidmore College
Plaintiff: Mary Cogan
Defendant: Skidmore College
Case Number: 1:2023cv01409
Filed: November 9, 2023
Court: US District Court for the Northern District of New York
Presiding Judge: Mae A D'Agostino
Referring Judge: Daniel J Stewart
Nature of Suit: P.I.: Other
Cause of Action: 28 U.S.C. ยง 1332 Diversity-Product Liability
Jury Demanded By: Plaintiff
Docket Report

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December 14, 2023 Opinion or Order Filing 8 ORDER: that the 6 Motion to consolidate is Granted. The Kobor case shall be designated as the lead case and the Cogan case designated as a member case; that The Court hereby appoints William B. Federman of Federman & Sherwood and Philip J. Krzeski of Chestnut Cambronne PA as interim co-lead class counsel to act on behalf of the Plaintiffs and the putative Class with the responsibilities set forth below: a. Determine and present (in briefs, oral argument, or such other fashion as may be appropriate, personally or by a designee) to the Court and opposing parties the position of the Plaintiffs on all matters arising during pretrial proceedings; b. Coordinate the initiation and conduct of discovery on behalf of Plaintiffs and the Class consistent with the requirements of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure; c. Convene meetings amongst counsel;d. Conduct settlement negotiations on behalf of Plaintiffs and the putative Class; e. Delegate tasks to other Plaintiffs' counsel as needed and appropriate in a manner to ensure that pretrial preparation for Plaintiffs and the putative Class is conducted efficiently and effectively; f. Negotiate and enter into stipulations with opposing counsel as necessary for the conduct and efficient advancement of the litigation; g. Monitor the activities of all counsel to ensure that schedules and litigation deadlines are being met and unnecessary expenditures of time and funds are avoided; h. Ensure that all counsel comport with the billing and expense protocol being used by the leadership team and that will be submitted to the Court for approval; i. Perform such other duties as may be incidental to the proper coordination of Plaintiffs pretrial activities or authorized by further order of this Court; j. Serve as the primary contact for communications between the Court and other Plaintiffs' counsel; k. Ensure that all notices, orders, and material communications are properly distributed (to the extent that they are not otherwise served on Plaintiffs' counsel via the Court's electronic filing system); l. Communicate with defense counsel as necessary to promote the efficient advancement of this litigation; and m. Performing all other duties or tasks as are necessary to the prosecution of this matter on behalf of the putative Class. 2. The Court hereby appoints John Nelson of Milberg Coleman Bryson Phillips Grossman, PLLC as interim liaison counsel with the responsibilities set forth below: a. Maintain and distribute to co-counsel and to Defendant's liaison counsel an up to-date service list; b. Receive and, as appropriate, distribute to co-counsel orders from the Court and documents from opposing parties and counsel; c. Maintain and make available to co-counsel at reasonable hours a complete file of all documents served by or upon each party except such documents as may be available at a document depository; d.Establish and maintain a document depository; ande.Perform such other duties that may be incidental to proper coordination of Plaintiffs' pretrial activities or authorized by lead interim class counsel. 3. This Order shall apply to any action filed in, transferred to, or remanded to this Court which relates to the subject matter at issue. 4. Plaintiffs in the Consolidated Action shall file an operative, Consolidated Amended Complaint (CAC) within 45 days of this Order. Signed by Magistrate Judge Daniel J. Stewart on 12/14/2023. (hmr)
December 14, 2023 All future filings should be filed into the Lead Case No. 1:23-CV-1392 (MAD/DJS) and no longer filed in the Member Case No. 1:23-CV-1409 (MAD/DJS) since these case are now consolidated. (hmr)
November 29, 2023 Filing 7 NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by William B. Federman on behalf of Mary Cogan (Federman, William)
November 13, 2023 Filing 6 TEXT ORDER granting Direct Assignment. The cases are deemed related 1:23-cv-1409 and 1:23-cr-1392. Signed by U.S. District Judge Mae A. D'Agostino on 11/13/23.(ban)
November 9, 2023 Filing 5 TEXT-ONLY NOTICE REGARDING JUDGE D'AGOSTINO CASE DISPOSITION PILOT - Please refer to the Individual Rules and Practices of the Hon. Mae A. D'Agostino, U.S. District Judge, for guidance regarding the Case Disposition Pilot. (khr)
November 9, 2023 Filing 4 G.O. 25 FILING ORDER ISSUED: Initial Conference set for 2/15/2024 10:00 AM in Albany before Magistrate Judge Daniel J. Stewart. Civil Case Management Plan must be filed and Mandatory Disclosures are to be exchanged by the parties on or before 2/8/2024. (Pursuant to Local Rule 26.2, mandatory disclosures are to be exchanged among the parties but are NOT to be filed with the Court.) (khr) (Emailed to Attorney Federman on 11/9/2023)
November 9, 2023 Filing 3 NOTICE OF ADMISSION REQUIREMENT as to Party Plaintiff; Attorney William B. Federman, Email address is Phone number is 405-235-1560. Admissions due by 11/24/2023. (khr)(Emailed to attorney on 11/2023)
November 9, 2023 Filing 2 Summons Issued as to Skidmore College. (khr)
November 9, 2023 Filing 1 CLASS ACTION COMPLAINT WITH JURY DEMAND against Skidmore College (Filing fee $402 receipt number ANYNDC-6508315) filed by Mary Cogan. (Attachments: #1 Civil Cover Sheet)(khr)
November 9, 2023 TEXT Notice pursuant to General Order 12 of Potential Related Case(s), submitted to District Judge for review and determination. Potential Related cases: 1:23-cv-1392. (khr)

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Plaintiff: Mary Cogan
Represented By: Randi A. Kassan
Represented By: William B. Federman
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