Case: SOLIS LARA v. ASSI SUPER

2:03-cv-05131 | U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

Filed Date: July 18, 2003

Closed Date: 2007

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Case Summary

On July 18, 2003, employees who had filed suit in state court against their employer removed their class action lawsuit to the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. Represented by public interest attorneys and private counsel, the plaintiffs alleged violation of state laws and sought relief for the class of employees in the form of declaratory judgment, injunctive, relief, and damages.Specifically, the plaintiffs alleged discrimination on the basis of national origin and r…

On July 18, 2003, employees who had filed suit in state court against their employer removed their class action lawsuit to the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. Represented by public interest attorneys and private counsel, the plaintiffs alleged violation of state laws and sought relief for the class of employees in the form of declaratory judgment, injunctive, relief, and damages.

Specifically, the plaintiffs alleged discrimination on the basis of national origin and race. Plaintiffs also alleged that their employer failed to compensate them for overtime, in violation of California state law.

On December 3, 2003, the plaintiffs filed their second amended complaint and the parties stipulated to the dismissal of the lawsuit from federal court, opting to bring the case in state court. In 2007, the Superior Court of the State of California, Los Angeles County (case number BC289199) approved a class action settlement. Though the filings are not available, it seems that the parties settled for injunctive relief and 1.475 million dollars.

Summary Authors

Maurice Youkanna (6/4/2014)

People


Judge(s)

Kenton, Victor B. (California)

Wilson, Stephen Victor (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Arredondo, Esteban Perales (California)

Sperling, Jocelyn Sharyn (California)

Traber, Theresa M. (California)

Voorhees, Bert (California)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Fossati, Yvonne Arvanitis (California)

Parlan-Spelman, Philline (California)

Vogel, Robert D (California)

Judge(s)

Kenton, Victor B. (California)

Wilson, Stephen Victor (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Arredondo, Esteban Perales (California)

Sperling, Jocelyn Sharyn (California)

Traber, Theresa M. (California)

Voorhees, Bert (California)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Fossati, Yvonne Arvanitis (California)

Parlan-Spelman, Philline (California)

Vogel, Robert D (California)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:03-cv-05131

Docket [PACER]

Solis Lara v. ASSI Super Inc.

Dec. 3, 2003

Dec. 3, 2003

Docket
12

2:03-cv-05131

Second Amended Complaint for Damages and Injunctive Relief

Lara v. Assi Super Inc.

Dec. 3, 2003

Dec. 3, 2003

Complaint
12

2:03-cv-05131

Joint Stipulation

Lara v. Assi Super Inc.

Dec. 3, 2003

Dec. 3, 2003

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 12, 2022, 3:03 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

NOTICE OF REMOVAL by defendants ASSI Super Inc, Daniel Seung Chul Rhee, Jun Baek Lee from Superior Court of the State of California, Los Angeles County, Central District (Case Number: BC289199) with conformed copy of first amended complaint referred to Discovery Victor B. Kenton. (rrey) (Entered: 07/23/2003)

July 18, 2003

July 18, 2003

CONFORMED COPY OF ANSWER filed in state court on 7/17/03 by defendants ASSI Super Inc, Daniel Seung Chul Rhee, Jun Baek Lee re removal complaint [1−1] (rrey) (Entered: 07/23/2003)

July 18, 2003

July 18, 2003

2

NOTICE OF INTERESTED PARTIES filed by defendants ASSI Super Inc, Daniel Seung Chul Rhee, Jun Baek Lee (rrey) (Entered: 07/23/2003)

July 18, 2003

July 18, 2003

4

ORDER REGARDING STATUS CONFERENCE by Judge Stephen V. Wilson ; status conference set for 3:00 8/11/03 ; attorneys attending this conference MUST be those in charge of the conduct of the trial; attendace is MANDATORY; FURTHER ORDERED that counsel meet and confer prior to conference in accordance with local rule 16 (see document for more details) (ab) (Entered: 07/23/2003)

July 21, 2003

July 21, 2003

5

NEW CASE ORDER by Judge Stephen V. Wilson (see document for more details) (ab) (Entered: 07/23/2003)

July 21, 2003

July 21, 2003

3

PROOF OF SERVICE by defendant ASSI Super Inc, defendant Daniel Seung Chul Rhee, defendant Jun Baek Lee on 7/21/03 of Notice of adverse party of removal to federal court (yc) (Entered: 07/23/2003)

July 22, 2003

July 22, 2003

6

NOTICE by plaintiffs of order re status conference. (yc) (Entered: 07/29/2003)

July 28, 2003

July 28, 2003

7

NOTICE OF INTERESTED PARTIES filed by plaintiffs (yc) (Entered: 07/30/2003)

July 29, 2003

July 29, 2003

8

MINUTES: Status conference held. The court set the following dates: Further status conference set for 3:00 10/20/03 ; The court styas the action until October 20, 2003 by Judge Stephen V. Wilson CR: N/A (pj) (Entered: 08/13/2003)

Aug. 11, 2003

Aug. 11, 2003

PLACED IN FILE − NOT USED re joint stipulation to stay case to 11/17/03 to allow currently scheduled mediation to proceed and to explore settlement prior to proceeding with litigation (yc) (Entered: 08/14/2003)

Aug. 13, 2003

Aug. 13, 2003

9

MINUTES: Pretrial Conference set for 3:30 5/24/04; jury trial set on 9:00 6/1/04; IN COURT HEARING RE: Motion for Class Certification set on 1:30 1/12/04 ; status conference held ; by Judge Stephen V. Wilson CR: none present (ln) (Entered: 10/27/2003)

Oct. 20, 2003

Oct. 20, 2003

10

CIVIL TRIAL PREPARATION ORDER by Judge Stephen V. Wilson: Counsel preparing for trial before this court shall comply with this order. Pretrial conference 5/24/04 at 3:30; court/jury trial 6/1/04 at 9am. (yc) (Entered: 10/27/2003)

Oct. 23, 2003

Oct. 23, 2003

11

SECOND AMENDED COMPLAINT [1−1] by plaintiffs; jury demand. Summons not issued (yc) (Entered: 12/05/2003)

Dec. 3, 2003

Dec. 3, 2003

12

STIPULATION and ORDER by Judge Stephen V. Wilson; Plaintiffs may file their second amended complaint, Defendants waive notice of service of the second amended complaint; shall not be required to file an answer and all denial, responses and affirmative defenses contained in the answer filed by defendants to the first amended complaint shall be deemed responsive to the second amended complaint. The court declines to retain supplemental jurisdicion over this action and this action is hereby REMANDED to state court. remanding case to State Court , terminating case (MD JS−6) cc docket sheet, ltr. and order sent. (yc) Modified on 12/09/2003 (Entered: 12/05/2003)

Dec. 3, 2003

Dec. 3, 2003

Case Details

State / Territory: California

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: July 18, 2003

Closing Date: 2007

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Plaintiffs are store employees who are bringing suit on behalf of a class of employees that face employment discrimination.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Assi Super (Los Angeles), Private Entity/Person

Defendant Type(s):

Retailer

Case Details

Causes of Action:

State law

Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201

State Anti-Discrimination Law

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Private Settlement Agreement

Amount Defendant Pays: 1,475,000

Content of Injunction:

Monitoring

Reporting

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Pattern or Practice

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Hiring

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

Pay / Benefits

Promotion

Discrimination-basis:

National origin discrimination

Race discrimination

Race:

Asian/Pacific Islander

Race, unspecified

National Origin/Ethnicity:

Hispanic