Case: United States of America v. Municipio De Vega Alta

3:06-cv-01302 | U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico

Filed Date: March 21, 2006

Closed Date: 2010

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Case Summary

On March 21, 2006, the United States Department of Justice ("D.O.J.") filed a lawsuit under Title VII, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e, et seq. ("Title VII") in the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico against Municipio de Vega Alta (Municipality of Vega Alta). The D.O.J. asked the court for injunctive relief, alleging that the defendant had violated Title VII, through its agency the Municipal Police, by discriminating against female officers on the basis of sex and by retaliating against a m…

On March 21, 2006, the United States Department of Justice ("D.O.J.") filed a lawsuit under Title VII, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e, et seq. ("Title VII") in the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico against Municipio de Vega Alta (Municipality of Vega Alta). The D.O.J. asked the court for injunctive relief, alleging that the defendant had violated Title VII, through its agency the Municipal Police, by discriminating against female officers on the basis of sex and by retaliating against a male officer for cooperating with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") with its investigation of the discrimination against female officers.

The complaint alleges that the Municipal Police discriminated on the basis of sex by: (1) excluding female officers from supervisory duties, regular shift work, driving patrol cars and other vehicles, and conducting investigations commensurate with their experience; (2) assigning female officers to clerical duties; and (3) failing or refusing to take appropriate action to remedy the effects of the discriminatory treatment. The complaint further alleges that the Municipal Police retaliated against a male officer for his participation in the EEOC investigation of sex discrimination by: (1) excluding him from supervisory duties in a desirable area; (2) transferring him out of the desirable area; (3) denying him the opportunity to participate in relevant training sessions; (4) threatening him with suspension or termination; (5) denying him a letter of reference for employment with another municipality; and (6) failing or refusing to take appropriate action to remedy the effects of the retaliatory treatment.

The individual employees sought to intervene as plaintiffs. In the intervenor's complaint, the employees named as defendants the municipality as well as the mayor and the commissioner of police. The plaintiffs sought relief under Title VII for sex discrimination and retaliation and also sought relief under several local laws. The defendants moved the court to dismiss the intervenor complaint arguing that it had not been filed within the requisite ninety (90) day period following the receipt of a right-to-sue letter from the EEOC. The mayor and the commissioner of police moved the court to dismiss the complaint arguing that as individuals, they could not be sued under Title VII. On May 15, 2007, the District Court for the District of Puerto Rico (Judge Juan Perez-Gimenez) granted in part and denied in part the defendant's motion to dismiss. The court dismissed the Title VII retaliation claims on the grounds that the plaintiff's had failed to file within the requisite ninety day period. The court declined to dismiss the Title VII sex discrimination claims on the grounds that the plaintiffs have an unqualified right to intervene in a suit brought on their behalf. All Title VII claims against the mayor and the commissioner of police were dismissed on the grounds that there is no individual liability under Title VII.

On September 4, 2007, the parties submitted a motion to enter a consent decree, which was granted on September 10, 2007. Under the decree, parties made no admissions. With respect to four individual plaintiff-intervenors, the decree provided for monetary relief of varying amounts as damages and attorney's fees (adding up to $225,000.00). The defendant agreed to expunge their employment records of negative references, and in the case of one plaintiff, to provide neutral references. The plaintiffs in exchange released all of their claims.

The decree also contained general injunctions on the following: 1) prohibition of gender discrimination with respect to compensation, terms and conditions of employment; 2) prohibition on retaliation. The defendant agreed to implement a clearly described complaints procedure with multiple and accessible venues with following features: 1) protection of confidentiality of complainants; 2) prompt, thorough, impartial investigation of gender discrimination complaints; 3) prompt actions, if discrimination or retaliation occurred; 4) distribution of the new policies and procedures. The municipality also agreed to provide training on gender discrimination and retaliation to all supervisors, lasting at least three hours. The United States retained a right to monitor compliance at any point. The Court retained jurisdiction over the implementation of the decree for three years. The decree would dissolve after 3 years without additional orders from the Court.

Summary Authors

Kaitlin Corkran (8/29/2007)

Zhandos Kuderin (7/17/2014)

People

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Judge(s)

Pérez-Giménez, Juan Manuel (Puerto Rico)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Fenton, William B. (District of Columbia)

Garcia, H. S. (Puerto Rico)

Kim, Wan J. (District of Columbia)

Munoz-Acosta, Isabelle (Puerto Rico)

Palmer, David J. (District of Columbia)

Rios-Gandara, Maria H (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Guillemard-Noble, Andres (Puerto Rico)

Marquez-San Martin, Francis A. (Puerto Rico)

Other Attorney(s)

Active

Judge(s)

Pérez-Giménez, Juan Manuel (Puerto Rico)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Fenton, William B. (District of Columbia)

Garcia, H. S. (Puerto Rico)

Kim, Wan J. (District of Columbia)

Munoz-Acosta, Isabelle (Puerto Rico)

Palmer, David J. (District of Columbia)

Rios-Gandara, Maria H (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Guillemard-Noble, Andres (Puerto Rico)

Marquez-San Martin, Francis A. (Puerto Rico)

Other Attorney(s)

Chardon, Torre (Puerto Rico)

Gonzalez-Munoz, Juan R. (Puerto Rico)

Quinones-Rodriguez, Anabelle (Puerto Rico)

Vincens, Vanesa (Puerto Rico)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket [PACER]

United States v. Municipio de Vega Alta

Sept. 10, 2007 Docket
1

Complaint

March 21, 2006 Complaint
7

Answer

United States v. Municipio de Vega Alta

June 13, 2006 Pleading / Motion / Brief
9-1

Intervenor Complaint

United States v. Municipio de Vega Alta

July 19, 2006 Complaint
49

Partial Answer to Intervenor Complaint

United States v. Municipio de Vega Alta

Jan. 22, 2007 Pleading / Motion / Brief
61

Opinion and Order Denying Defendant's motion to dismiss

United States v. Municipio de Vega Alta

244 F.R.D. 118, 2007 WL 1455896, 2007 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 35318

May 15, 2007 Order/Opinion
64

Answer to Intervenor Complaint

United States v. Municipio de Vega Alta

July 10, 2007 Pleading / Motion / Brief
74

Consent Decree

Sept. 6, 2007 Order/Opinion

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4377074/united-states-v-municipio-de-vega-alta/

Last updated May 13, 2022

ECF Number Description Date Link
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COMPLAINT against Municipio de Vega Alta (Filing fee $ 250.), filed by United States of America. (Attachments: # 1 # 2)(Munoz−Acosta, Isabel) (Entered: 03/24/2006)

March 21, 2006
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COMPLAINT against Municipio de Vega Alta (Filing fee $ 250.), filed by United States of America. (Attachments: # 1 # 2)(Munoz-Acosta, Isabel) (Entered: 03/24/2006)

March 21, 2006 RECAP
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Summons Issued as to Municipio de Vega AltaService due by 7/19/2006. (ni, ) (Entered: 03/28/2006)

March 21, 2006 PACER
2

Summons Issued as to Municipio de Vega AltaService due by 7/19/2006. (ni, ) (Entered: 03/28/2006)

March 21, 2006
3

NOTICE of Appearance and Request for Extension of Time to Answer or Otherwise Plead by Andres Guillemard−Noble on behalf of Municipio de Vega Alta (Guillemard−Noble, Andres) (Entered: 04/24/2006)

April 24, 2006
3

NOTICE of Appearance and Request for Extension of Time to Answer or Otherwise Plead by Andres Guillemard-Noble on behalf of Municipio de Vega Alta (Guillemard-Noble, Andres) (Entered: 04/24/2006)

April 24, 2006 PACER

***SEE IMAGE ON DKT 3 *** MOTION for Extension of Time until 5/24/06 to File Answer to 1 Complaint, byAndres Guillemard−Noble on behalf of Municipio de Vega Alta Suggestions in opposition/response due by 5/8/2006 (Related document(s) 1 ) (ni, ) (Entered: 05/01/2006)

April 24, 2006
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SUMMONS Returned Executed upon Municipio de Vega Alta served on 4/21/2006. Answer due 5/11/2006. (ni, ) (Entered: 04/27/2006)

April 26, 2006 PACER
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SUMMONS Returned Executed upon Municipio de Vega Alta served on 4/21/2006. Answer due 5/11/2006. (ni, ) (Entered: 04/27/2006)

April 26, 2006
5

ORDER granting [] Motion for Extension of Time to Answer. Answer deadline due by 5/24/2006. Signed by Judge Juan M Perez-Gimenez on 5/4/06. (ds, ) (Entered: 05/04/2006)

May 4, 2006 PACER
5

ORDER granting [] Motion for Extension of Time to Answer. Answer deadline due by 5/24/2006. Signed by Judge Juan M Perez−Gimenez on 5/4/06. (ds, ) (Entered: 05/04/2006)

May 4, 2006
6

MOTION for Extension of Time until 6/13/06 to File Answer to Complaint filed byFrancis A. Marquez-San Martin on behalf of Municipio de Vega Alta Suggestions in opposition/response due by 6/6/2006 (Marquez-San Martin, Francis) (Entered: 05/24/2006)

May 24, 2006 PACER
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Municipality of Vega Alta's ANSWER to Complaint filed by Monique Guillemard-Noble on behalf of Defendant Municipio de Vega Alta.(Guillemard-Noble, Monique) (Entered: 06/13/2006)

June 13, 2006 PACER
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MOTION for Extension of Time until 6/13/06 to File Answer to Complaint filed byFrancis A. Marquez−San Martin on behalf of Municipio de Vega Alta Suggestions in opposition/response due by 6/6/2006 (Marquez−San Martin, Francis) (Entered: 05/24/2006)

May 24, 2006
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ORDER finding as moot 6 Motion for Extension of Time to Answer . Signed by Judge Juan M Perez-Gimenez on 6/19/06. (ds, ) (Entered: 06/19/2006)

June 19, 2006 PACER
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Municipality of Vega Alta's ANSWER to Complaint filed by Monique Guillemard−Noble on behalf of Defendant Municipio de Vega Alta.(Guillemard−Noble, Monique) (Entered: 06/13/2006)

June 13, 2006
8

ORDER finding as moot 6 Motion for Extension of Time to Answer . Signed by Judge Juan M Perez−Gimenez on 6/19/06. (ds, ) (Entered: 06/19/2006)

June 19, 2006
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Intervenor COMPLAINT, filed by Iris M. Bidot, Madeline Garcia, Rafael Miranda, Laura Molina. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Summons of Municipality of Vega Alta# 2 Exhibit Summons of Hon. Jose M. Colon Garcia# 3 Exhibit Summons of Victor M. Rey De La Cruz)(Vicens, Vanesa) (Entered: 07/19/2006)

July 19, 2006 PACER
10

BY ORDER OF THE COURT, Status Conference set for 8/24/2006 at 09:15 AM before Judge Juan M Perez-Gimenez. . Signed by Clerk on 7/24/06. (ja, ) (Entered: 07/24/2006)

July 24, 2006 PACER
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Intervenor COMPLAINT, filed by Iris M. Bidot, Madeline Garcia, Rafael Miranda, Laura Molina. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Summons of Municipality of Vega Alta# 2 Exhibit Summons of Hon. Jose M. Colon Garcia# 3 Exhibit Summons of Victor M. Rey De La Cruz)(Vicens, Vanesa) (Entered: 07/19/2006)

July 19, 2006
10

BY ORDER OF THE COURT, Status Conference set for 8/24/2006 at 09:15 AM before Judge Juan M Perez−Gimenez. . Signed by Clerk on 7/24/06. (ja, ) (Entered: 07/24/2006)

July 24, 2006
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MOTION to Continue Scheduling Conference filed byMaria H. Rios-Gandara on behalf of United States of America (Rios-Gandara, Maria) (Entered: 07/31/2006)

July 31, 2006 PACER
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MOTION for issuance of Summons filed by Vanesa Vicens on behalf of Iris M. Bidot, Madeline Garcia, Rafael Miranda, Laura Molina (Attachments: # 1 Appendix Summons for the Municipality of Vega Alta)(Vicens, Vanesa) Modified on 8/2/2006 to edit text (cm, ). (Entered: 08/01/2006)

Aug. 1, 2006 PACER
11

MOTION to Continue Scheduling Conference filed byMaria H. Rios−Gandara on behalf of United States of America (Rios−Gandara, Maria) (Entered: 07/31/2006)

July 31, 2006
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Minute resetting Status Conference set for August 24, 2006. Motions terminated: 11 MOTION to Continue Scheduling Conference filed by United States of America,. Status Conference is reset for 9/11/2006 at 09:15 AM before Judge Juan M Perez−Gimenez. (ja, ) (Entered: 08/08/2006)

Aug. 8, 2006
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Minute resetting Status Conference set for August 24, 2006. Motions terminated: 11 MOTION to Continue Scheduling Conference filed by United States of America,. Status Conference is reset for 9/11/2006 at 09:15 AM before Judge Juan M Perez-Gimenez. (ja, ) (Entered: 08/08/2006)

Aug. 8, 2006 PACER
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MOTION to Withdraw Legal Representation and Removal from Notification/Mailing List Attorney as to Vanesa Vicens filed byVanesa Vicens on behalf of Iris M. Bidot, Madeline Garcia, Rafael Miranda, Laura Molina (Vicens, Vanesa) (Entered: 08/10/2006)

Aug. 10, 2006 PACER
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MOTION to Withdraw Legal Representation and Removal from Notification/Mailing List Attorney as to Vanesa Vicens filed byVanesa Vicens on behalf of Iris M. Bidot, Madeline Garcia, Rafael Miranda, Laura Molina (Vicens, Vanesa) (Entered: 08/10/2006)

Aug. 10, 2006
15

ORDER granting 12 Motion submitting, granting 14 Motion to Withdraw as Attorney. Clerk shall issue summons forthwith . Signed by Judge Juan M Perez−Gimenez on 08/21/2006. (ds, ) (Entered: 08/21/2006)

Aug. 21, 2006
15

ORDER granting 12 Motion submitting, granting 14 Motion to Withdraw as Attorney. Clerk shall issue summons forthwith . Signed by Judge Juan M Perez-Gimenez on 08/21/2006. (ds, ) (Entered: 08/21/2006)

Aug. 21, 2006 PACER
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Summons Issued as to Municipio de Vega AltaService due by 12/21/2006. (ni, ) (Entered: 08/25/2006)

Aug. 23, 2006 PACER
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Summons Issued as to Municipio de Vega AltaService due by 12/21/2006. (ni, ) (Entered: 08/25/2006)

Aug. 23, 2006
17

Minute: The Court is presently presiding over the case of US v Eddie Rodriguez−Berrios, Cr 04−081−01 (PG) and will be unable to meet with counsel in this case. Therefore, Status Conference is reset for 9/21/2006 at 09:30 AM before Judge Juan M Perez−Gimenez. (ja, ) (Entered: 09/08/2006)

Sept. 8, 2006
17

Minute: The Court is presently presiding over the case of US v Eddie Rodriguez-Berrios, Cr 04-081-01 (PG) and will be unable to meet with counsel in this case. Therefore, Status Conference is reset for 9/21/2006 at 09:30 AM before Judge Juan M Perez-Gimenez. (ja, ) (Entered: 09/08/2006)

Sept. 8, 2006 PACER
18

MOTION for Leave to Appear on Behalf of Intervening Plaintiffs filed byJuan R. Gonzalez−Munoz on behalf of Iris M. Bidot Suggestions in opposition/response due by 9/25/2006 (Gonzalez−Munoz, Juan) (Entered: 09/11/2006)

Sept. 11, 2006
18

MOTION for Leave to Appear on Behalf of Intervening Plaintiffs filed byJuan R. Gonzalez-Munoz on behalf of Iris M. Bidot Suggestions in opposition/response due by 9/25/2006 (Gonzalez-Munoz, Juan) (Entered: 09/11/2006)

Sept. 11, 2006 PACER
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Summons Issued as to Hon. Jose M. Colon and Victor M. Rey−De la Cruz.Service due by 1/10/2007. (jm, ) (Entered: 09/13/2006)

Sept. 12, 2006
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Summons Issued as to Hon. Jose M. Colon and Victor M. Rey-De la Cruz.Service due by 1/10/2007. (jm, ) (Entered: 09/13/2006)

Sept. 12, 2006 PACER
20

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Juan M Perez-Gimenez : Status Conference held on 9/21/2006. Present were Attys. Maria Rios-Gandara, Jose R. Gonzalez-Munoz, and Francis Marquez. Parties informed the Court as to the status of the case. Initial disclosures, Interrogatories, and Request for Production of Documents were sent to defendants, who have until October 8, 2006 to answer such. Defendants indicated that by such date they would also submit Interrogatories and Request for Production of Documents. At the moment no expert witnesses have been announced, nor are anticipated, however, treating Physicians may testify. The only depositions that will take place are that of the four plaintiffs in this case. Parties indicated that since the Police Commissioner has been replaced, perhaps, the only issue left is that of damages. Defendant however reserves the right to file Motion for Summary Judgment after the conclusion of discovery. Discovery due by 12/8/2006. Further Status Conference set for 12/14/2006 09:00 AM before Judge Juan M Perez-Gimenez. (gsr, ) (Entered: 09/21/2006)

Sept. 21, 2006 PACER
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Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Juan M Perez−Gimenez : Status Conference held on 9/21/2006. Present were Attys. Maria Rios−Gandara, Jose R. Gonzalez−Munoz, and Francis Marquez. Parties informed the Court as to the status of the case. Initial disclosures, Interrogatories, and Request for Production of Documents were sent to defendants, who have until October 8, 2006 to answer such. Defendants indicated that by such date they would also submit Interrogatories and Request for Production of Documents. At the moment no expert witnesses have been announced, nor are anticipated, however, treating Physicians may testify. The only depositions that will take place are that of the four plaintiffs in this case. Parties indicated that since the Police Commissioner has been replaced, perhaps, the only issue left is that of damages. Defendant however reserves the right to file Motion for Summary Judgment after the conclusion of discovery. Discovery due by 12/8/2006. Further Status Conference set for 12/14/2006 09:00 AM before Judge Juan M Perez−Gimenez. (gsr, ) (Entered: 09/21/2006)

Sept. 21, 2006
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SUMMONS Returned Executed upon Jose M Colon served on 9/27/2006, answer due 10/17/2006; Municipio de Vega Alta served on 9/27/2006, answer due 10/17/2006. (ni, ) (Entered: 09/29/2006)

Sept. 28, 2006 PACER
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SUMMONS Returned Executed upon Jose M Colon served on 9/27/2006, answer due 10/17/2006; Municipio de Vega Alta served on 9/27/2006, answer due 10/17/2006. (ni, ) (Entered: 09/29/2006)

Sept. 28, 2006
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SUMMONS Returned Executed upon Victor M. Rey−De la Cruz served on 9/29/2006, answer due 10/19/2006. (ni, ) (Entered: 10/03/2006)

Oct. 2, 2006
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SUMMONS Returned Executed upon Victor M. Rey-De la Cruz served on 9/29/2006, answer due 10/19/2006. (ni, ) (Entered: 10/03/2006)

Oct. 2, 2006 PACER
23

MOTION requesting Order for Issuance of Additional Summons filed byJuan R. Gonzalez-Munoz on behalf of Iris M. Bidot (Attachments: # 1)(Gonzalez-Munoz, Juan) (Entered: 10/04/2006)

Oct. 4, 2006 PACER
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MOTION requesting Order for Issuance of Additional Summons filed byJuan R. Gonzalez−Munoz on behalf of Iris M. Bidot (Attachments: # 1)(Gonzalez−Munoz, Juan) (Entered: 10/04/2006)

Oct. 4, 2006
24

MOTION for Extension of Time until November 17, 2006 to File Answer to the Complaint or to Otherwise Plead filed byMonique Guillemard−Noble on behalf of Municipio de Vega Alta Suggestions in opposition/response due by 10/30/2006 (Guillemard−Noble, Monique) (Entered: 10/17/2006)

Oct. 17, 2006
24

MOTION for Extension of Time until November 17, 2006 to File Answer to the Complaint or to Otherwise Plead filed byMonique Guillemard-Noble on behalf of Municipio de Vega Alta Suggestions in opposition/response due by 10/30/2006 (Guillemard-Noble, Monique) (Entered: 10/17/2006)

Oct. 17, 2006 PACER
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ORDER granting 24 Motion for Extension of Time to Answer. Answer due by 11/17/2006. Signed by Judge Juan M Perez-Gimenez on 10/20/06. (pma, ) (Entered: 10/20/2006)

Oct. 20, 2006 PACER
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ORDER granting 23 Motion requesting Order. Clerk shall issue summons forthwith.Signed by Judge Juan M Perez−Gimenez on 10/20/06. (pma, ) s/c Intake on 10/23/2006 (cm, ). (Entered: 10/20/2006)

Oct. 20, 2006
27

ORDER noted 18 Motion for Leave to Appear. Signed by Judge Juan M Perez−Gimenez on 10/23/06. (pma, ) (Entered: 10/23/2006)

Oct. 23, 2006
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ORDER granting 23 Motion requesting Order. Clerk shall issue summons forthwith.Signed by Judge Juan M Perez-Gimenez on 10/20/06. (pma, ) s/c Intake on 10/23/2006 (cm, ). (Entered: 10/20/2006)

Oct. 20, 2006 PACER
27

ORDER noted 18 Motion for Leave to Appear. Signed by Judge Juan M Perez-Gimenez on 10/23/06. (pma, ) (Entered: 10/23/2006)

Oct. 23, 2006 PACER
29

Summons Issued as to Jose M ColonService due by 2/21/2007. (ni, ) (Entered: 10/26/2006)

Oct. 24, 2006
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Summons Issued as to Jose M ColonService due by 2/21/2007. (ni, ) (Entered: 10/26/2006)

Oct. 24, 2006 PACER
28

MOTION to Compel Discovery Responses from Defendant filed byMaria H. Rios−Gandara on behalf of United States of America Suggestions in opposition/response due by 11/8/2006 (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support)(Rios−Gandara, Maria) (Entered: 10/26/2006)

Oct. 26, 2006
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MOTION to Compel Discovery Responses from Defendant filed byMaria H. Rios-Gandara on behalf of United States of America Suggestions in opposition/response due by 11/8/2006 (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support)(Rios-Gandara, Maria) (Entered: 10/26/2006)

Oct. 26, 2006 PACER
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SUMMONS Returned Executed upon Jose M. Colon served on 10/27/2006, answer due 11/16/2006. (ni, ) (Entered: 10/31/2006)

Oct. 30, 2006
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SUMMONS Returned Executed upon Jose M. Colon served on 10/27/2006, answer due 11/16/2006. (ni, ) (Entered: 10/31/2006)

Oct. 30, 2006 PACER
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MOTION for Default Entry as to Victor M. Rey−De la Cruz filed byJuan R. Gonzalez−Munoz on behalf of Iris M. Bidot Suggestions in opposition/response due by 11/21/2006 (Gonzalez−Munoz, Juan) (Entered: 11/08/2006)

Nov. 8, 2006
32

MOTION for Default Entry as to Municipio de Vega Alta filed byJuan R. Gonzalez−Munoz on behalf of Laura Molina Suggestions in opposition/response due by 11/22/2006 (Gonzalez−Munoz, Juan) (Entered: 11/09/2006)

Nov. 9, 2006
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MOTION for Default Entry as to Victor M. Rey-De la Cruz filed byJuan R. Gonzalez-Munoz on behalf of Iris M. Bidot Suggestions in opposition/response due by 11/21/2006 (Gonzalez-Munoz, Juan) (Entered: 11/08/2006)

Nov. 8, 2006 PACER
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MOTION for Default Entry as to Municipio de Vega Alta filed byJuan R. Gonzalez-Munoz on behalf of Laura Molina Suggestions in opposition/response due by 11/22/2006 (Gonzalez-Munoz, Juan) (Entered: 11/09/2006)

Nov. 9, 2006 PACER
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RESPONSE in Opposition to Motion for Default Entry as to Municipio de Vega Alta filed by Municipio de Vega Alta Re: 32 MOTION for Default Entry as to Municipio de Vega Alta filed by Laura Molina, (Marquez−San Martin, Francis) (Entered: 11/10/2006)

Nov. 10, 2006
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RESPONSE in Opposition to Motion for Default Entry as to Municipio de Vega Alta filed by Municipio de Vega Alta Re: 32 MOTION for Default Entry as to Municipio de Vega Alta filed by Laura Molina, (Marquez-San Martin, Francis) (Entered: 11/10/2006)

Nov. 10, 2006 PACER
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MOTION to dismiss Intervener Complaint as to Iris M. Bidot, Madeline Garcia, Laura Molina filed byFrancis A. Marquez−San Martin on behalf of Municipio de Vega Alta Suggestions in opposition/response due by 11/30/2006 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Right−to−sue Letters)(Marquez−San Martin, Francis) (Entered: 11/17/2006)

Nov. 17, 2006
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MOTION to dismiss Intervener Complaint as to Iris M. Bidot, Madeline Garcia, Laura Molina filed byFrancis A. Marquez-San Martin on behalf of Municipio de Vega Alta Suggestions in opposition/response due by 11/30/2006 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Right-to-sue Letters)(Marquez-San Martin, Francis) (Entered: 11/17/2006)

Nov. 17, 2006 PACER
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First MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer to Intervener Complaint filed byFrancis A. Marquez−San Martin on behalf of Municipio de Vega Alta Suggestions in opposition/response due by 11/30/2006 (Marquez−San Martin, Francis) (Entered: 11/17/2006)

Nov. 17, 2006
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MOTION for extension of time until December 26, 2006 to Respond to Motion to Dismiss filed byJuan R. Gonzalez−Munoz on behalf of Rafael Miranda Suggestions in opposition/response due by 12/19/2006 (Gonzalez−Munoz, Juan) (Entered: 12/06/2006)

Dec. 6, 2006
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First MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer to Intervener Complaint filed byFrancis A. Marquez-San Martin on behalf of Municipio de Vega Alta Suggestions in opposition/response due by 11/30/2006 (Marquez-San Martin, Francis) (Entered: 11/17/2006)

Nov. 17, 2006 PACER
36

MOTION for extension of time until December 26, 2006 to Respond to Motion to Dismiss filed byJuan R. Gonzalez-Munoz on behalf of Rafael Miranda Suggestions in opposition/response due by 12/19/2006 (Gonzalez-Munoz, Juan) (Entered: 12/06/2006)

Dec. 6, 2006 PACER
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Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Juan M. Perez−Gimenez : Further Status Conference held on 12/14/2006. 31 MOTION for Default Entry as to Victor M. Rey−De la Cruz is GRANTED. 32 MOTION for Default Entry as to Municipio de Vega Alta is DENIED. 36 MOTION for extension of time until December 26, 2006 to Respond to 34 MOTION to dismiss Intervener Complaint is GRANTED. Further Status Conference is set for 3/12/2007 at 9:15 AM in PG's Chambers before Judge Juan M. Perez−Gimenez. (jm, ) (Entered: 12/18/2006)

Dec. 14, 2006
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ORDER denying 32 Motion for Entry of Default . Signed by Judge Juan M Perez−Gimenez on 12/18/2006. (pma, ) (Entered: 12/18/2006)

Dec. 18, 2006
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Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Juan M. Perez-Gimenez : Further Status Conference held on 12/14/2006. 31 MOTION for Default Entry as to Victor M. Rey-De la Cruz is GRANTED. 32 MOTION for Default Entry as to Municipio de Vega Alta is DENIED. 36 MOTION for extension of time until December 26, 2006 to Respond to 34 MOTION to dismiss Intervener Complaint is GRANTED. Further Status Conference is set for 3/12/2007 at 9:15 AM in PG's Chambers before Judge Juan M. Perez-Gimenez. (jm, ) (Entered: 12/18/2006)

Dec. 14, 2006 PACER
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ORDER granting re 28 MOTION to Compel Discovery Responses from Defendant . Defendant Municipality of Vega Alta is hereby ordered to comply with Plaintiff's discovery requests within ten (10) days of entry of this order or face sanctions. Discovery due by 1/3/2007. Signed by Judge Juan M Perez−Gimenez on 12/18/2006. (pma, ) (Entered: 12/18/2006)

Dec. 18, 2006
37

ORDER denying 32 Motion for Entry of Default . Signed by Judge Juan M Perez-Gimenez on 12/18/2006. (pma, ) (Entered: 12/18/2006)

Dec. 18, 2006 PACER
41

Second MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer to Rafael Miranda's Intervener Complaint filed byFrancis A. Marquez−San Martin on behalf of Municipio de Vega Alta Suggestions in opposition/response due by 1/11/2007 (Marquez−San Martin, Francis) (Entered: 12/29/2006)

Dec. 29, 2006
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ORDER granting re 28 MOTION to Compel Discovery Responses from Defendant. Defendant Municipality of Vega Alta is hereby ordered to comply with Plaintiff's discovery requests within ten (10) days of entry of this order or face sanctions. Discovery due by 1/3/2007. Signed by Judge Juan M Perez-Gimenez on 12/18/2006. (pma, ) (Entered: 12/18/2006)

Dec. 18, 2006 PACER
42

RESPONSE in Opposition to Motion to Dismiss Intervener Complaint filed by Madeline Garcia Re: 34 MOTION to dismiss Intervener Complaint as to Iris M. Bidot, Madeline Garcia, Laura Molina filed by Municipio de Vega Alta, (Gonzalez−Munoz, Juan) (Entered: 12/29/2006)

Dec. 29, 2006
40

MOTION for extension of time until December 29, 2006 to File Response to 34 Motion to Dismiss filed byJuan R. Gonzalez-Munoz on behalf of Iris M. Bidot Suggestions in opposition/response due by 1/8/2007 (Gonzalez-Munoz, Juan) Modified on 12/27/2006 to create link to motion (cm, ). (Entered: 12/26/2006)

Dec. 26, 2006 PACER
43

First MOTION for Leave to File Document Reply to Intervener Plaintiffs' Response to Motion to Dismiss filed byFrancis A. Marquez−San Martin on behalf of Municipio de Vega Alta Suggestions in opposition/response due by 1/18/2007 (Marquez−San Martin, Francis) (Entered: 01/05/2007)

Jan. 5, 2007
41

Second MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer to Rafael Miranda's Intervener Complaint filed byFrancis A. Marquez-San Martin on behalf of Municipio de Vega Alta Suggestions in opposition/response due by 1/11/2007 (Marquez-San Martin, Francis) (Entered: 12/29/2006)

Dec. 29, 2006 PACER
44

MOTION for Extension of Time until February 6, 2007 to File Answer to the complaint or otherwise plead re: 9 Intervenor Complaint, filed by Madeline Garcia,, Iris M. Bidot,, Laura Molina,, Rafael Miranda,, MOTION to Set Aside Default special appearance as to Victor M. Rey−De la Cruz filed byAnabelle Quinones−Rodriguez on behalf of Victor M. Rey−De la Cruz Suggestions in opposition/response due by 1/18/2007 (Related document(s) 9 ) (Quinones−Rodriguez, Anabelle) (Entered: 01/05/2007)

Jan. 5, 2007
42

RESPONSE in Opposition to Motion to Dismiss Intervener Complaint filed by Madeline Garcia Re: 34 MOTION to dismiss Intervener Complaint as to Iris M. Bidot, Madeline Garcia, Laura Molina filed by Municipio de Vega Alta, (Gonzalez-Munoz, Juan) (Entered: 12/29/2006)

Dec. 29, 2006 PACER
45

USM Return of Deposition of Subpoena Executed as to Victor Rey de la Cruz on 1/3/07. (jms, ) (Entered: 01/10/2007)

Jan. 9, 2007
43

First MOTION for Leave to File Document Reply to Intervener Plaintiffs' Response to Motion to Dismiss filed byFrancis A. Marquez-San Martin on behalf of Municipio de Vega Alta Suggestions in opposition/response due by 1/18/2007 (Marquez-San Martin, Francis) (Entered: 01/05/2007)

Jan. 5, 2007 PACER
44

MOTION for Extension of Time until February 6, 2007 to File Answer to the complaint or otherwise plead re: 9 Intervenor Complaint, filed by Madeline Garcia,, Iris M. Bidot,, Laura Molina,, Rafael Miranda,, MOTION to Set Aside Default special appearance as to Victor M. Rey-De la Cruz filed byAnabelle Quinones-Rodriguez on behalf of Victor M. Rey-De la Cruz Suggestions in opposition/response due by 1/18/2007 (Related document(s) 9 ) (Quinones-Rodriguez, Anabelle) (Entered: 01/05/2007)

Jan. 5, 2007 PACER
46

MOTION for Extension of Time until February 12, 2007 to File Answer to the complaint (Special Appearance) re: 9 Intervenor Complaint, filed by Madeline Garcia,, Iris M. Bidot,, Laura Molina,, Rafael Miranda, filed byAnabelle Quinones−Rodriguez on behalf of Jose M Colon Suggestions in opposition/response due by 1/23/2007 (Related document(s) 9 ) (Quinones−Rodriguez, Anabelle) (Entered: 01/10/2007)

Jan. 10, 2007
45

USM Return of Deposition of Subpoena Executed as to Victor Rey de la Cruz on 1/3/07. (jms, ) (Entered: 01/10/2007)

Jan. 9, 2007 PACER
47

MOTION to Continue depositions (special appearance) filed byAnabelle Quinones−Rodriguez on behalf of Jose M Colon, Victor M. Rey−De la Cruz (Quinones−Rodriguez, Anabelle) (Entered: 01/10/2007)

Jan. 10, 2007
46

MOTION for Extension of Time until February 12, 2007 to File Answer to the complaint (Special Appearance) re: 9 Intervenor Complaint, filed by Madeline Garcia,, Iris M. Bidot,, Laura Molina,, Rafael Miranda, filed byAnabelle Quinones-Rodriguez on behalf of Jose M Colon Suggestions in opposition/response due by 1/23/2007 (Related document(s) 9 ) (Quinones-Rodriguez, Anabelle) (Entered: 01/10/2007)

Jan. 10, 2007 PACER
48

USM Return of Deposition of Subpoena Executed as to Jose Colon−Garcia on 01/02/07 (jms, ) (Entered: 01/11/2007)

Jan. 10, 2007
49

Partial ANSWER to Intervenor Complaint (Rafael Miranda) filed by Francis A. Marquez−San Martin on behalf of Defendant Municipio de Vega Alta.(Marquez−San Martin, Francis) (Entered: 01/22/2007)

Jan. 22, 2007
47

MOTION to Continue depositions (special appearance) filed byAnabelle Quinones-Rodriguez on behalf of Jose M Colon, Victor M. Rey-De la Cruz (Quinones-Rodriguez, Anabelle) (Entered: 01/10/2007)

Jan. 10, 2007 PACER
50

REPLY to Response to Motion to Dismiss Intervener Complaint (Docket No. 42 ) filed by Municipio de Vega Alta Re: 40 MOTION for extension of time until December 29, 2006 to File Response to Motion to Dismiss filed by Iris M. Bidot, (Marquez−San Martin, Francis) (Entered: 01/25/2007)

Jan. 25, 2007
48

USM Return of Deposition of Subpoena Executed as to Jose Colon-Garcia on 01/02/07 (jms, ) (Entered: 01/11/2007)

Jan. 10, 2007 PACER
49

Partial ANSWER to Intervenor Complaint (Rafael Miranda) filed by Francis A. Marquez-San Martin on behalf of Defendant Municipio de Vega Alta.(Marquez-San Martin, Francis) (Entered: 01/22/2007)

Jan. 22, 2007 PACER
51

ORDER finding as moot 35 Motion for Extension of Time to Answer, finding as moot 41 Motion for Extension of Time to Answer. Signed by Judge Juan M Perez−Gimenez on 01/29/2007. (pma, ) (Entered: 01/29/2007)

Jan. 29, 2007
50

REPLY to Response to Motion to Dismiss Intervener Complaint (Docket No. 42 ) filed by Municipio de Vega Alta Re: 40 MOTION for extension of time until December 29, 2006 to File Response to Motion to Dismiss filed by Iris M. Bidot, (Marquez-San Martin, Francis) (Entered: 01/25/2007)

Jan. 25, 2007 PACER
52

ORDER finding as moot 40 Motion for extension of time, finding as moot 43 Motion for Leave to File Reply. Signed by Judge Juan M Perez−Gimenez on 01/29/2007. (pma, ) (Entered: 01/29/2007)

Jan. 29, 2007

State / Territory: Puerto Rico

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Key Dates

Filing Date: March 21, 2006

Closing Date: 2010

Case Ongoing: No reason to think so

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

United States on behalf of female employees of the municipality and the individual employees as Intervenor Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Municipio de Vega Alta (Municipality of Vega Alta) (Vega Alta), City

Defendant Type(s):

Law-enforcement

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Monetary Relief

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Attorneys fees

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: 225,000.00

Order Duration: 2007 - 2010

Content of Injunction:

Expungement of Employment Record

Neutral/Positive Reference

Reasonable Accommodation

Discrimination Prohibition

Retaliation Prohibition

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Recordkeeping

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)

Training

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

Male