Eckhart et al v. Fox News Network, LLC et al Featured Case

A civil lawsuit filed against former Fox News anchor Ed Henry, and current anchors Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson and Howard Kurtz accusing them of sexual misconduct.

Plaintiff: JENNIFER ECKHART and CATHY AREU
Defendant: SEAN HANNITY, HOWARD KURTZ, FOX NEWS NETWORK, LLC, ED HENRY and TUCKER CARLSON
Case Number: 1:2020cv05593
Filed: July 20, 2020
Court: US District Court for the Southern District of New York
Office: Foley Square Office
Presiding Judge: Judge Ronnie Abrams
Nature of Suit: Civil Rights: Jobs
Cause of Action: 28:1331
Jury Demanded By: Plaintiff
Docket Report

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Date Filed Document Text
July 21, 2020 Opinion or Order Filing 13 ORDER AND NOTICE OF INITIAL CONFERENCE: IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that counsel for all parties appear for an initial status conference by telephone on August 28, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. The dial-in information for that conference is provided below: Call-in Number: (888) 363-4749, Access Code: 1015508. The parties are advised that this is a public line available to the public and press and that no recordings are permitted. Plaintiffs are ordered to serve Defendants with a copy of this order by August 7, 2020 and to file an affidavit on ECF certifying that such service has been effectuated. SO ORDERED. Initial Conference set for 8/28/2020 at 10:00 AM before Judge Ronnie Abrams. (Signed by Judge Ronnie Abrams on 7/21/2020) (rj)
July 21, 2020 Filing 12 ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to Fox News Network, LLC..(pne)
July 21, 2020 Filing 11 ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to Ed Henry(in his individual capacity), Ed Henry(in his professional capacity)..(pne)
July 21, 2020 Filing 10 ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to Sean Hannity(in his individual capacity), Sean Hannity(in his professional capacity)..(pne)
July 21, 2020 Filing 9 ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to Tucker Carlson(in his individual capacity), Tucker Carlson (in his professional capacity)..(pne)
July 21, 2020 Filing 8 ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to Howard Kurtz(in his professional capacity), Howard Kurtz(in his individual capacity)..(pne)
July 21, 2020 ***NOTICE TO ATTORNEY REGARDING PARTY MODIFICATION. Notice to attorney Michael John Willemin. The party information for the following party/parties has been modified: Jennifer Eckhart, Cathy Areu, Fox News Network, LLC, Ed Henry, Ed Henry, Sean Hannity, Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson, Tucker Carlson, Howard Kurtz, Howard Kurtz. The information for the party/parties has been modified for the following reason/reasons: party name was entered in all caps. (pne)
July 21, 2020 Case Designated ECF. (pne)
July 21, 2020 Magistrate Judge Barbara C. Moses is so designated. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. Section 636(c) and Fed. R. Civ. P. 73(b)(1) parties are notified that they may consent to proceed before a United States Magistrate Judge. Parties who wish to consent may access the necessary form at the following link: https://nysd.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/2018-06/AO-3.pdf. (pne)
July 20, 2020 Filing 7 REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to HOWARD KURTZ in his individual and professional capacities, re: #1 Complaint,,. Document filed by CATHY AREU, JENNIFER ECKHART..(Willemin, Michael)
July 20, 2020 Filing 6 REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to TUCKER CARLSON in his individual and professional capacities, re: #1 Complaint,,. Document filed by CATHY AREU, JENNIFER ECKHART..(Willemin, Michael)
July 20, 2020 Filing 5 REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to SEAN HANNITY in his individual and professional capacities, re: #1 Complaint,,. Document filed by CATHY AREU, JENNIFER ECKHART..(Willemin, Michael)
July 20, 2020 Filing 4 REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to ED HENRY in his individual and professional capacities, re: #1 Complaint,,. Document filed by CATHY AREU, JENNIFER ECKHART..(Willemin, Michael)
July 20, 2020 Filing 3 REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to FOX NEWS NETWORK, LLC, re: #1 Complaint,,. Document filed by CATHY AREU, JENNIFER ECKHART..(Willemin, Michael)
July 20, 2020 Filing 2 CIVIL COVER SHEET filed..(Willemin, Michael)
July 20, 2020 Filing 1 COMPLAINT against TUCKER CARLSON(in his professional capacities), TUCKER CARLSON(in his individual capacities), FOX NEWS NETWORK, LLC, SEAN HANNITY(in his individual capacities), SEAN HANNITY(in his professional capacities), ED HENRY(in his individual capacities), ED HENRY(in his professional capacities), HOWARD KURTZ(in his professional capacities), HOWARD KURTZ(in his individual capacities). (Filing Fee $ 400.00, Receipt Number ANYSDC-20762163)Document filed by CATHY AREU, JENNIFER ECKHART..(Willemin, Michael)
July 20, 2020 Filing 1 COMPLAINT against TUCKER CARLSON(in his professional capacities), TUCKER CARLSON(in his individual capacities), FOX NEWS NETWORK, LLC, SEAN HANNITY(in his individual capacities), SEAN HANNITY(in his professional capacities), ED HENRY(in his individual capacities), ED HENRY(in his professional capacities), HOWARD KURTZ(in his professional capacities), HOWARD KURTZ(in his individual capacities). (Filing Fee $ 400.00, Receipt Number ANYSDC-20762163)Document filed by CATHY AREU, JENNIFER ECKHART..(Willemin, Michael)

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Plaintiff: JENNIFER ECKHART
Represented By: Michael John Willemin
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Plaintiff: CATHY AREU
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