Case: Hall v. White

3:07-cv-00484 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama

Filed Date: March 16, 2007

Closed Date: 2010

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Case Summary

On March 16, 2007, an employee of a poultry plant in Alabama, filed this class action lawsuit on behalf of herself and other hourly wage employees. This case was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama against two managers at the Pilgrim's Pride poultry plant in Russellville, Alabama. The plaintiff alleged that Pilgrim's Pride, one of the largest poultry operations in the country, and its predecessor, Gold Kist, engaged in a massive scheme to hire undocumented immi…

On March 16, 2007, an employee of a poultry plant in Alabama, filed this class action lawsuit on behalf of herself and other hourly wage employees. This case was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama against two managers at the Pilgrim's Pride poultry plant in Russellville, Alabama. The plaintiff alleged that Pilgrim's Pride, one of the largest poultry operations in the country, and its predecessor, Gold Kist, engaged in a massive scheme to hire undocumented immigrants for the express purpose of depressing employee wages. The complaint argued that the defendants' scheme violated the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act ("RICO"), 18 U.S.C. § 1961 et seq. and the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. § 1324(a), et seq. The plaintiff was represented by private counsel.

The complaint argued that, in furtherance of their scheme, the defendants recruited scores of undocumented immigrants to work in their plants, provided free temporary housing at hotels, provided them transportation to and from work, turned a blind eye to obviously fake work papers, and reprimanded employees for "looking at the papers too closely." The plaintiff further alleged that after the defendants were notified of workers using false social security numbers, the undocumented workers would then simply assume new bogus identities and continue working.

The representative plaintiff herself was an hourly employee of the Russellville Facility, and stated that her wages were depressed as a result of hiring scheme. The complaint sought to define a class of "all other persons legally authorized to be employed in the U.S. who have been employed at Gold Kist and Pilgrim's Pride Facilities nationwide, as hourly wage earners in the last four years."

The defendants moved to dismiss the case on May 7, 2007 and then moved for summary judgment later that month on May 31. On June 22, the Court dismissed without prejudice the latter motion and stayed discovery pending the resolution of the motion to dismiss. The Court denied this motion on March 11, 2008, ordering the plaintiff to amend her complaint to assert injury as a result of RICO violations rather than a "conspiracy to hire unauthorized aliens." The plaintiff filed the amended complaint on March 20, and then a second amended complaint on May 2, 2008.

On July 28, 2008, one of the two managers was dismissed as a defendant pursuant to a stipulation.

On November 29, 2010, the Court (Lynwood Smith) granted the defendants' motion for summary judgment and dismissed with prejudice all of the plaintiff's claims. Specifically, the had plaintiff sought to introduce an expert witness who was going to demonstrate that the plaintiff's wages were depressed due to the defendants' alleged employment of legally ineligible workers. The Court stated that the plaintiff did not contest that it was their only evidence regarding causation between wage depression and RICO violations. In the same order, the Court denied the admission of the expert witness because the plaintiff did not demonstrate his testimony would be necessarily helpful nor that his methodology was reliable. In the absence of necessary causation evidence, the Court deemed summary judgment appropriate. 753 F.Supp.2d 1113.

On December 24, 2010, the plaintiff filed a notice of appeal, which was dismissed with prejudice on February 14, 2011. The plaintiff was directed to pay costs in the amount of $56,607.02.

This case is closed.

Summary Authors

Gregory Pitt (7/17/2012)

Virginia Weeks (1/21/2018)

People

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Judge(s)

Smith, Charles Lynwood Jr. (Alabama)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bowling, Jeffery L. (Alabama)

Comfort, Robert J (Illinois)

Dougherty, Adam (Texas)

Foster, Howard W. (Illinois)

Galin, Matthew (Illinois)

Hutchinson, Jeremy (Arkansas)

Lawson, Marshall (South Carolina)

Mcreynolds, John (Alabama)

Methvin, R. G. Jr. (Alabama)

Judge(s)

Smith, Charles Lynwood Jr. (Alabama)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bowling, Jeffery L. (Alabama)

Comfort, Robert J (Illinois)

Dougherty, Adam (Texas)

Foster, Howard W. (Illinois)

Galin, Matthew (Illinois)

Hutchinson, Jeremy (Arkansas)

Lawson, Marshall (South Carolina)

Mcreynolds, John (Alabama)

Methvin, R. G. Jr. (Alabama)

Patterson, Jack T (Arkansas)

Rommel, Sean F (Texas)

Stephens, J. Matthew (Alabama)

Wyly, James C (Texas)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Andrews, Haley A. (Alabama)

Bailey, Clayton E. (Texas)

Franklin, Samuel H. (Alabama)

Taylor, Mark D. (Texas)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket (PACER)

March 10, 2011 Docket
1

Class Action Complaint

March 15, 2007 Complaint
26

Order

June 22, 2007 Order/Opinion
33

First Amended Class Action Complaint

March 20, 2008 Complaint
157

Memorandum Opinion And Order

753 F.Supp.2d 1113

Nov. 29, 2010 Order/Opinion

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4126583/hall-v-white/

Last updated May 12, 2022, 8 p.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link
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COMPLAINT with jury demand thereon against Paul White and Phyllis Thomas (Filing fee $ 350, receipt number 200 234693) filed by Jennifer Hall.(AHI) (Entered: 03/16/2007)

March 16, 2007 PACER
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Summons Issued by the clerk and delivered via certified mail as to Paul White. (AHI) (Entered: 03/16/2007)

March 16, 2007 PACER
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Summons Issued by the clerk and delivered via certified mail as to Phyllis Thomas. (AHI) (Entered: 03/16/2007)

March 16, 2007 PACER
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SUMMONS Returned Executed Paul White served on 3/19/2007, answer due 4/9/2007. (AHI) (Entered: 03/22/2007)

March 22, 2007 PACER
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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice of Howard W. Foster and Matthew A. Galin by Jennifer Hall. (Stephens, J) (Entered: 03/27/2007)

March 27, 2007 PACER
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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice of Marshall Lawson by Jennifer Hall. (Stephens, J) (Entered: 03/27/2007)

March 27, 2007 PACER
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Summons Returned Unexecuted "UNCLAIMED" as to Phyllis Thomas. (AHI) (Entered: 04/10/2007)

April 10, 2007 PACER
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WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed by Jennifer Hall. Phyllis Thomas waiver sent on 4/23/2007, answer due 6/22/2007. (Miller, Rodney) (Entered: 04/27/2007)

April 27, 2007 PACER
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MOTION to Dismiss Under Rule 12(b)(6) and Brief in Support by Paul White, Phyllis Thomas. (Franklin, Samuel) (Entered: 05/07/2007)

May 7, 2007 PACER
10

MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Paul White, Phyllis Thomas. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Certificate of Good Standing)(Taylor, Mark) (Entered: 05/08/2007)

May 8, 2007 PACER
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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Paul White, Phyllis Thomas. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Certificate of Good Standing)(Bailey, Clayton) (Entered: 05/08/2007)

May 8, 2007 PACER
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ORDER that Howard W. Foster and Matthew A. Galin shall register with the Northern District of Alabama for access to the CM/ECF system; failure to do so within 10 days of the entry of this order could result in their denial of further participation in this case. Signed by Judge C Lynwood Smith Jr on 5/9/2007. (AHI) (Entered: 05/09/2007)

May 9, 2007 PACER
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RESPONSE to 9 MOTION to Dismiss Under Rule 12(b)(6) and Brief in Support filed by Jennifer Hall. (Foster, Howard) Modified on 5/24/2007 (AHI). (Entered: 05/24/2007)

May 24, 2007 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by Haley A Andrews on behalf of Paul White, Phyllis Thomas (Andrews, Haley) (Entered: 05/24/2007)

May 24, 2007 PACER
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MOTION for Leave to File by Paul White, Phyllis Thomas. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A Declaration of Paul White# 2 Exhibit B Declaration of Phyllis Thomas# 3 Exhibit C Declaration of Sheila Walter# 4 Exhibit D# 5 Exhibit E# 6 Exhibit F# 7 Exhibit 1 part one Motion for Summary Judgment and Brief# 8 Exhibit 1 Part 2 Motion for Summary Judgment and Brief# 9 Exhibit A part 1)(DEEMED FILED 5/25/2007)(AHI) (Entered: 05/30/2007)

May 30, 2007 PACER
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First MOTION to Substitute Evidentiary Material (Unopposed) by Paul White, Phyllis Thomas. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit F)(Andrews, Haley) (Entered: 05/30/2007) (Entered: 05/30/2007)

May 30, 2007 PACER
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First MOTION for Leave to File a Reply Brief Supporting Their Motion to Dismiss (Unopposed) by Paul White, Phyllis Thomas. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Andrews, Haley) (Entered: 05/30/2007) (Entered: 05/30/2007)

May 30, 2007 PACER
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MOTION for Summary Judgment by Paul White and Phyllis Thomas. (Attachments: # 1 Motion for Summary Judgment Part 2# 2 Exhibit A# 3 Exhibit A Part 2# 4 Exhibit B# 5 Exhibit C# 6 Exhibit D# 7 Exhibit E# 8 Exhibit F)(AHI) (Entered: 05/31/2007)

May 31, 2007 PACER
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REPLY to /in Support of Their Motion to Dismiss Under Rule 12(B)(6) filed by Paul White, Phyllis Thomas. (Andrews, Haley) (Entered: 06/05/2007)

June 5, 2007 PACER
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MOTION for Leave to File Sur-Reply by Jennifer Hall. (Attachments: # 1 Supplement Proposed Sur-Reply)(Foster, Howard) (Entered: 06/07/2007)

June 7, 2007 PACER
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Plaintiff's Response in Opposition to Defendants' Motion to Dismiss Complaint filed by Jennifer Hall. (AHI ) (Entered: 06/08/2007)

June 8, 2007 PACER
22

First MOTION to Stay Rule 26 and Discovery Obligations Until Resolution of Pending Motions by Paul White, Phyllis Thomas. (Andrews, Haley) (Entered: 06/12/2007)

June 12, 2007 PACER
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RESPONSE in Opposition re 22 First MOTION to Stay Rule 26 and Discovery Obligations Until Resolution of Pending Motions filed by Jennifer Hall. (Foster, Howard) (Entered: 06/14/2007)

June 14, 2007 PACER
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REPORT of Rule 26(f) Planning Meeting. (Foster, Howard) (Entered: 06/14/2007)

June 14, 2007 PACER
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RESPONSE in Opposition re 18 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by Jennifer Hall. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Stephens, J) (Entered: 06/20/2007)

June 20, 2007 PACER
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ORDER that defendants motion for summary judgment 18 is denied without prejudice but may be re-filed as more fully set out in order; dfts motion to stay 22 the case pending resolution of dispositive motions is granted, insofar as it requests a stay until the court issues a ruling on the motion to dismiss; it is accordingly ordered that the case is stayed pending further directions from the court. Signed by Judge C Lynwood Smith Jr on 06/22/07. (SPT, ) (Entered: 06/22/2007)

June 22, 2007 PACER
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MOTION for Discovery to Modify Stay by Jennifer Hall. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Foster, Howard) (Entered: 01/18/2008)

Jan. 18, 2008 PACER
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Statement of Facts re Motion to Permit Discovery by Jennifer Hall. (Foster, Howard) (Entered: 01/18/2008)

Jan. 18, 2008 PACER
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RESPONSE to Motion re 27 MOTION for Discovery to Modify Stay of Discovery filed by Paul White, Phyllis Thomas. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Andrews, Haley) (Entered: 01/22/2008)

Jan. 22, 2008 PACER
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ORDER, Oral Argument on defendants' motion to dismiss is set for 2/12/2008, at 10:30 AM, United States Courthouse, 101 Holmes Avenue, Huntsville, AL, as more fully set out in order. Signed by Judge C Lynwood Smith Jr on 2/5/2008. (AHI, ) (Entered: 02/05/2008)

Feb. 5, 2008 PACER
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MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge C Lynwood Smith Jr on 3/11/2008. (AHI) (Entered: 03/11/2008)

March 11, 2008 RECAP
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ORDER Defendants' 9 Motion to Dismiss is DENIED; Plaintiff is ORDERED to file an amended complaint by 3/21/2008, Plaintiff's 27 Motion for a Modification of the Stay is GRANTED, as more fully set out in order. Signed by Judge C Lynwood Smith Jr on 3/11/2008. (AHI) (Entered: 03/11/2008)

March 11, 2008 PACER
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AMENDED COMPLAINT against Paul White, Phyllis Thomas, filed by Jennifer Hall.(Foster, Howard) (Entered: 03/20/2008)

March 20, 2008 PACER
34

ALND UNIFORM INITIAL ORDER GOVERNING ALL FURTHER PROCEEDINGS as more fully set out in order. Signed by Judge C Lynwood Smith Jr on 03/24/08. (SPT, ) (Entered: 03/24/2008)

March 24, 2008 PACER
35

****VACATED BY 46 ORDER ISSUED 4/9/2008**** SCHEDULING ORDER: Discovery due by 5/30/2008 and Dispositive Motions due by 6/30/2008 as more fully set out in order. Signed by Judge C Lynwood Smith Jr on 03/24/08. (SPT ) Modified on 4/9/2008 (AHI). (Entered: 03/24/2008)

March 24, 2008 PACER
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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice of James C. Wyly by Jennifer Hall. (Stephens, J) (Entered: 03/27/2008)

March 27, 2008 PACER
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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice of Jeremy Y. Hutchinson by Jennifer Hall. (Stephens, J) (Entered: 03/27/2008)

March 27, 2008 PACER
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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice of Jack T. Patterson by Jennifer Hall. (Stephens, J) (Entered: 03/27/2008)

March 27, 2008 PACER
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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice of Sean F. Rommel by Jennifer Hall. (Stephens, J) (Entered: 03/27/2008)

March 27, 2008 PACER
40

MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer to First Amended Complaint (Unopposed) by Paul White, Phyllis Thomas. (Andrews, Haley) (Entered: 03/27/2008)

March 27, 2008 PACER
41

MOTION for Extension of Time by Jennifer Hall. (Foster, Howard) (Entered: 04/01/2008)

April 1, 2008 PACER
42

RESPONSE to Plaintiff's Motion for Extension of Time for Expert Designation filed by Paul White, Phyllis Thomas. (Franklin, Samuel) (Entered: 04/01/2008)

April 1, 2008 PACER
43

REPORT of Rule 26(f) Planning Meeting. (Foster, Howard) (Entered: 04/02/2008)

April 2, 2008 PACER
44

Defendants' Original ANSWER to Amended Complaint (to Plaintiff's First Amended Complaint) by Paul White, Phyllis Thomas.(Taylor, Mark) (Entered: 04/08/2008)

April 8, 2008 PACER
45

MOTION for Leave to File Proposed Reply by Jennifer Hall. (Attachments: # 1 Supplement Proposed Reply)(Foster, Howard) (Entered: 04/08/2008)

April 8, 2008 PACER
46

REVISED SCHEDULING ORDER: Plaintiff's 41 Motion for Extension of Time is GRANTED; It is ORDERED that the previous 35 Scheduling Order entered in 3/24/2008, is VACATED and the following revised scheduling Order is substituted in its place: that certain time limits and deadlines apply as set out in this order; Discovery due by 6/30/2008; Dispositive Motions due by 7/31/2008; Plaintiff Expert Witness Disclosure is due by 5/21/2008; Defendant Expert Witness Disclosure is due by 6/6/2008; the parties' request for a conference with the court is DENIED, as more fully set out in order. Signed by Judge C Lynwood Smith Jr on 4/9/2008. (AHI) (Entered: 04/09/2008)

April 9, 2008 PACER
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MOTION for Protective Order Motion for Entry of Protective Order by Paul White, Phyllis Thomas. (Attachments: # 1 Attached Stipulated Protective Order)(Franklin, Samuel) (Entered: 04/25/2008)

April 25, 2008 PACER
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STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER. Signed by Judge C Lynwood Smith Jr on 4/25/2008. (AHI) (Entered: 04/25/2008)

April 25, 2008 PACER
49

AMENDED COMPLAINT SECOND against Paul White, Phyllis Thomas, filed by Jennifer Hall.(Foster, Howard) (Entered: 05/02/2008)

May 2, 2008 PACER
50

NOTICE by Paul White, Phyllis Thomas Notice of Service of Non-Party Subpoena (Franklin, Samuel) (Entered: 05/06/2008)

May 6, 2008 PACER
51

Defendants' ANSWER to Amended Complaint Defendants' Original Answer to Plaintiffs' Second Amended Complaint by Gloria Fisher, Paul White, Phyllis Thomas.(Franklin, Samuel) (Entered: 05/12/2008)

May 12, 2008 PACER
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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Gloria Fisher, Paul White, Phyllis Thomas. (Dougherty, Adam) (Entered: 05/13/2008)

May 13, 2008 PACER
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NOTICE by Jennifer Hall Notice of Filing Attorney Work Records (Stephens, J) (Additional attachment(s) added on 5/21/2008 (AHI ). Modified on 5/21/2008 (AHI). (Entered: 05/15/2008)

May 15, 2008 PACER
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NOTICE by Jennifer Hall Amended Notice of Filing Attorney Work Records (Stephens, J) (Additional attachment(s) added on 5/21/2008 (AHI, ). Modified on 5/21/2008 (AHI, ). (Entered: 05/15/2008)

May 15, 2008 PACER
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MOTION for Extension of Time for Expert Designation by Jennifer Hall. (Stephens, J) (Entered: 05/20/2008)

May 20, 2008 PACER
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RESPONSE in Opposition re 55 MOTION for Extension of Time for Expert Designation filed by Gloria Fisher, Paul White, Phyllis Thomas. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D)(Taylor, Mark) (Entered: 05/21/2008)

May 21, 2008 PACER
57

MOTION for Leave to File Reply by Jennifer Hall. (Attachments: # 1 Supplement)(Foster, Howard) (Entered: 05/21/2008)

May 21, 2008 PACER
58

Plaintiff's Reply Brief in Support of their Motion for Extension of Time for Expert Designation filed by Jennifer Hall. (AHI ) (Entered: 05/22/2008)

May 22, 2008 PACER
59

MOTION for Leave to File Proposed Sur-Reply in Support of Defendants' Response to Plaintiffs' Motion for Extension of Time for Expert Designation by Gloria Fisher, Paul White, Phyllis Thomas. (Andrews, Haley) (Entered: 05/22/2008)

May 22, 2008 PACER
60

ORDER granting 55 Motion for Extension of time; it is, therefore, ordered that Paragraph 4 of the Revised Scheduling Order is amended as more fully set out in order. (SPT, ) (Entered: 05/23/2008)

May 23, 2008 PACER
61

MOTION to Compel Identity of "John Doe" by Gloria Fisher, Paul White, Phyllis Thomas. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Exhibit F, # 7 Exhibit G)(Taylor, Mark) (Entered: 05/30/2008)

May 30, 2008 PACER
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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF SERVICE Executed Proof of Service of Subpoena to Hispanic Labor Pool Acknowledgement filed by Jose Rocha, Jennifer Hall. (Stephens, J) (Entered: 06/09/2008)

June 9, 2008 PACER
63

MOTION to Withdraw 61 MOTION to Compel Identity of "John Doe" (Agreed Motion) by Gloria Fisher, Jose Rocha, Jennifer Hall, Paul White, Phyllis Thomas. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Taylor, Mark) (Entered: 06/09/2008)

June 9, 2008 PACER
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NOTICE by Jennifer Hall Notice of Filing Attorney Work Records (Stephens, J) (Additional attachment(s) added on 6/16/2008. Modified on 6/16/2008 (AHI). (Entered: 06/13/2008)

June 13, 2008 PACER
65

First MOTION for Limited Admission Robert J. Comfort by Jose Rocha, Jennifer Hall. (Stephens, J) (Entered: 06/13/2008)

June 13, 2008 PACER
66

First MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney by Jose Rocha, Jennifer Hall. (Lawson, Marshall) (Entered: 06/17/2008)

June 17, 2008 PACER
67

Joint MOTION Joint Motion to Modify the Revised Scheduling Order re 46 Scheduling Order,,, Terminate Motions,, 60 Order on Motion for Extension of Time by Paul White, Phyllis Thomas. (Franklin, Samuel) (Entered: 06/17/2008)

June 17, 2008 PACER
68

MOTION for Leave to File First Amended Answer to Plaintiffs' Second Amended Complaint by Gloria Fisher, Paul White, Phyllis Thomas. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - Defendants' First Amended Answer to Plaintiffs' Second Amended Complaint, # 2 Exhibit B - Excerpts from Deposition Transcript of Jennifer Hall, # 3 Exhibit C - Excerpts of Deposition Transcript (Rough) of Jose Rocha)(Taylor, Mark) (Entered: 06/18/2008)

June 18, 2008 PACER
69

ORDER 67 Joint Motion to Modify the Revised Scheduling Order is GRANTED and a FINAL revised scheduling order will be entered contemporaneously herewith. Signed by Judge C Lynwood Smith, Jr on 6/20/2008. (AHI) (Entered: 06/20/2008)

June 20, 2008 PACER
70

FINAL REVISED SCHEDULING ORDER: Discovery due by 8/8/2008; Dispositive Motions due by 8/29/2008; Expert Testimony: Plaintiff's Immigration Expert's report due by 7/8/2008; Defendant's Immigration Expert's report due by 7/22/2008; Plaintiff's Damages Expert's report due by 7/22/2008; Defendant's Damages Expert's report due by 8/5/2008; as more fully set out in order. Signed by Judge C Lynwood Smith, Jr on 6/20/2008. (AHI) (Entered: 06/20/2008)

June 20, 2008 PACER
71

RESPONSE in Opposition re 68 MOTION for Leave to File First Amended Answer to Plaintiffs' Second Amended Complaint filed by Jose Rocha, Jennifer Hall. (Foster, Howard) (Entered: 06/25/2008)

June 25, 2008 PACER
72

STIPULATION by Gloria Fisher, Jose Rocha, Jennifer Hall, Paul White, Phyllis Thomas. (Foster, Howard) (Entered: 06/26/2008)

June 26, 2008 PACER
73

MOTION for Leave to File to File Proposed Reply in Support of the Motion for Leave to File Defendants' First Amended Answer by Gloria Fisher, Paul White, Phyllis Thomas. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit)(Andrews, Haley) (Entered: 06/27/2008)

June 27, 2008 PACER
74

REPLY in Support of the Motion for Leave to File Defendants' First Amended Answer filed by Gloria Fisher, Paul White, Phyllis Thomas. (AHI) (Entered: 06/30/2008)

June 30, 2008 PACER
75

MOTION for Protective Order (Modify) by Jose Rocha, Jennifer Hall. (Foster, Howard) (Entered: 07/11/2008)

July 11, 2008 PACER
76

NOTICE by Jose Rocha, Jennifer Hall Notice of Filing Attorney Work Records (Stephens, J) (Additional attachment(s) added on 7/21/2008.(AHI ) (Entered: 07/14/2008)

July 14, 2008 PACER
77

RESPONSE to Motion re 75 MOTION for Protective Order (Modify) Defendants' Response to Plaintiffs' Motion for Modification of the Protective Order filed by Gloria Fisher, Paul White, Phyllis Thomas. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit A - Trollinger memorandum, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit B - Email correspondence, # 3 Exhibit Exhibit C - Supplemental Disclosures, # 4 Exhibit Exhibit D - Email correspondence, # 5 Exhibit Exhibit E - Email correspondence, # 6 Exhibit Exhibit F - Letter)(Taylor, Mark) (Entered: 07/17/2008)

July 17, 2008 PACER
78

MOTION for Leave to File Proposed Reply Brief by Jose Rocha, Jennifer Hall. (Attachments: # 1 Plaintiffs' Proposed Reply Brief)(Foster, Howard) (Entered: 07/18/2008)

July 18, 2008 PACER
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PLAINTIFFS REPLY Memorandum in Support of their Motion for Modification of the Protective Order (AHI) (Entered: 07/21/2008)

July 21, 2008 PACER
80

STIPULATION of Dismissal with Prejudice with Respect to Defendant Paul White by Paul White. (Taylor, Mark) (Entered: 07/28/2008)

July 28, 2008 PACER
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ORDER granting 68 Motion for Leave to File an amended answer as more fully set out in order. Signed by Judge C Lynwood Smith, Jr on 07/28/08. (SPT, ) (Entered: 07/28/2008)

July 28, 2008 PACER
82

Joint MOTION for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery to Modify the Revised Scheduling Order by Gloria Fisher, Jose Rocha, Jennifer Hall, Phyllis Thomas. (Taylor, Mark) (Entered: 07/28/2008)

July 28, 2008 PACER
83

First Amended ANSWER to Second Amended Complaint by Defendants.(SPT, ) (Entered: 07/28/2008)

July 28, 2008 PACER
84

ORDER denying 75 Motion to Modify the Stipulated Protective Order as more fully set out in order. Signed by Judge C Lynwood Smith, Jr on 07/28/08. (SPT, ) (Entered: 07/28/2008)

July 28, 2008 PACER
85

ORDER 82 Motion for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery is GRANTED; Defendants' damages expert is allowed until 8/12/2008, to tender his rebuttal report; all remaining discovery must be commenced in time to be completed by 8/29/2008; all dispositive motions and /or Daubert motions must be filed by 9/22/2008, as more fully set out in order. Signed by Judge C Lynwood Smith, Jr on 7/30/2008. (AHI) (Entered: 07/30/2008)

July 30, 2008 PACER
86

MOTION to Seal Document MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE DOCUMENTS UNDER SEAL by Gloria Fisher, Phyllis Thomas. (Andrews, Haley) (Entered: 08/04/2008)

Aug. 4, 2008 PACER
87

SEALED MOTION Defendants' Preliminary Motion to Strike; Plaintiffs' Damages Expert's Report; Preliminary Motion for Summary Judgment on Damages and Proximate Causation; and Motion to Stay, or in the Alternative, Request for Expedited Ruling by Gloria Fisher and Phyllis Thomas. (AHI) (Additional attachment(s) added on 8/6/2008: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C) (AHI, ). (Entered: 08/06/2008)

Aug. 5, 2008 PACER
88

MOTION for Leave to File Document Under Seal by Jose Rocha, Jennifer Hall. (Foster, Howard) (Entered: 08/08/2008)

Aug. 8, 2008 PACER
89

NOTICE by Jose Rocha, Jennifer Hall Notice of Filing Attorney Work Records (Stephens, J) (Additional attachment(s) added on 8/13/2008. Modified on 8/13/2008 (AHI). (Entered: 08/12/2008)

Aug. 12, 2008 PACER
90

MOTION for Leave to File Unopposed Motion to Supplement Sealed Motion by Gloria Fisher, Phyllis Thomas. (Andrews, Haley) (Entered: 08/12/2008)

Aug. 12, 2008 PACER
91

RESPONSE in Opposition re 87 SEALED MOTION filed by Jose Rocha, Jennifer Hall. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Exhibit F, # 7 Exhibit G, # 8 Exhibit H)(Foster, Howard) Modified on 8/13/2008 (AHI). (Entered: 08/13/2008)

Aug. 13, 2008 PACER
92

MOTION for Discovery by Jose Rocha, Jennifer Hall. (Foster, Howard) (Entered: 08/14/2008)

Aug. 14, 2008 PACER
93

ORDER Defendants' 87 Preliminary Motion to Strike Plaintiffs' Damages Expert's Report, Preliminary Motion for Summary Judgment on Damages and Proximate Causation and Motion to Stay are DENIED. Signed by Judge C Lynwood Smith, Jr on 8/15/2008. (AHI) (Entered: 08/15/2008)

Aug. 15, 2008 PACER
94

MOTION For Admission Pro Hac Vice by Gloria Fisher, Phyllis Thomas. (Andrews, Haley) (Entered: 08/19/2008)

Aug. 19, 2008 PACER
95

MOTION for Admission Pro Hac Vice by Gloria Fisher, Phyllis Thomas. (Andrews, Haley) (Entered: 08/21/2008)

Aug. 21, 2008 PACER
96

RESPONSE to Motion re 92 MOTION for Discovery Defendants' Response to Plaintiffs' Motion to Unseal the Deposition Transcript of Phyllis Thomas and to Challenge the Confidential Designation of Other Discovery Materials and for Discovery Sanctions filed by Gloria Fisher, Phyllis Thomas. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit A - E-mail Correspondence, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit B - E-mail Correspondence)(Taylor, Mark) (Entered: 08/22/2008)

Aug. 22, 2008 PACER
97

ORDER Plaintiffs' 92 Motion to Unseal the Deposition Transcript of Phyllis Thomas and to Challenge to Confidential Designation of Other Discovery Materials and for Discovery Sanctions is DENIED, as more fully set out in order. Signed by Judge C Lynwood Smith, Jr on 8/26/2008. (AHI) (Entered: 08/26/2008)

Aug. 26, 2008 PACER
98

MOTION for Leave to File Document Under Seal by Jose Rocha, Jennifer Hall. (Foster, Howard) (Entered: 09/03/2008)

Sept. 3, 2008 PACER
99

RESPONSE to Motion re 98 MOTION for Leave to File Document Under Seal filed by Gloria Fisher, Phyllis Thomas. (Franklin, Samuel) (Entered: 09/04/2008)

Sept. 4, 2008 PACER
100

ORDER Plaintiff's 98 Motion for Leave to File their Motion for Summary Judgment on Defendants' Fourteen Affirmative Defenses Under Seal is DENIED, as more fully set out in order. Signed by Judge C Lynwood Smith, Jr on 9/8/2008. (AHI) (Entered: 09/08/2008)

Sept. 8, 2008 PACER

State / Territory: Alabama

Case Type(s):

Immigration and/or the Border

Key Dates

Filing Date: March 16, 2007

Closing Date: 2010

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

All hourly paid documented workers employed by Gold Kist Inc. and/or Pilgrim's Pride Corp.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Unknown

Defendants

Pilgrim's Pride, Private Entity/Person

Pilgrim's Pride Corp., Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. §§ 1101 et seq.

Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), 18 U.S.C. §§ 1961 et seq.

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Defendant

Nature of Relief:

None

Source of Relief:

None

Issues

Immigration/Border:

Employer sanctions

Employment