United States District Court, C.D. Illinois, Springfield Division
SAJIDA AHAD, MD, on behalf of herself and all others similarly situated, Plaintiff,
BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY and SIU PHYSICIANS & SURGEONS, INC., Defendants.
MYERSCOUGH, U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE.
cause before the Court is Plaintiff's Motion to Bar
Defendants' Reliance on Undisclosed Information and Their
Expert Report Based Thereon in Opposing Class Certification
(d/e 48), pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 37(c).
Defendants oppose the Motion and request that the Court order
Plaintiff to pay Defendants' attorney's fees and
expenses incurred in responding to the Motion. See
Defs. Resp. (d/e 52).
reasons stated herein, Plaintiff's Motion is DENIED.
Defendants' request for fees and expenses is also DENIED.
Sajida Ahad, M.D. alleges gender-based pay discrimination on
her behalf and a class of female physicians employed by
Defendants. Plaintiff alleges that Defendants paid Plaintiff
and other female physicians substantially lower compensation
than male physicians for the same or similar work.
See Am. Compl., (d/e 31). Defendants deny these
allegations. See Answer to Am. Compl. (d/e 39).
Magistrate Judge Schanzle-Haskins bifurcated discovery in
this case between matters relating to the merits and matters
relating to class certification. See Order Regarding
Scheduling (d/e 25). Under the scheduling order, the parties
were to complete class certification fact discovery by
September 12, 2016. Id.
parties exchanged Rule 26 initial disclosures in April 2016.
See Defs. Resp., Ex. A (d/e 52-1). Plaintiff served
her initial interrogatories and requests for production on
Defendants in July 2016. See Defs. Resp., Exs. B and
C (d/e 52-2, 52-3). The Defendants responded to those
requests on August 3, 2016. Id. Particularly
relevant to this motion is Plaintiff's Document Request
18 and Defendants' response. Plaintiff's Document
Request 18, reads:
Provide a computer-readable database (or databases) listing
all physician faculty members who were affiliated with
[Defendants] or who sought employment, promotion, or higher
compensation from Defendants at any time from January 1, 2006
until the present date. Please include all of the following
information for each such person:
a. Full name;
b. Social security number or other unique identifier;
d. Current or most recent office location, business address
and telephone number at Defendants;
e. Current or last known home address, telephone number and
g. Name of each position held as an employee of Defendants;
h. Current or most recent position, title or office with
i. Years of education and experience;
j. Start and end dates for each such position;
k. Termination dates; l. Reasons for termination;
m. Performance evaluation ratings; and
n. Compensation information, ...