Case: Guzman v. Oxnard Lemon Associates

2:91-cv-06957 | U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

Filed Date: Dec. 23, 1991

Closed Date: 1994

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Case Summary

On December 23, 1991, a group of female applicants and employees filed a lawsuit under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act against Oxnard Lemon Associates in the Central District of California, Western Division. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, asked the Court for declaratory and injunctive relief, claiming that Oxnard Lemon discriminated against female applicants and employees. According to various articles about this case, the plaintiff claimed that the company implemented d…

On December 23, 1991, a group of female applicants and employees filed a lawsuit under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act against Oxnard Lemon Associates in the Central District of California, Western Division. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, asked the Court for declaratory and injunctive relief, claiming that Oxnard Lemon discriminated against female applicants and employees. According to various articles about this case, the plaintiff claimed that the company implemented discriminatory practices in the areas of hiring, hours-allocation, promotion, and access to training.

The docket only covers filings from January 18, 1994 to September 2, 1994, when Judge David V. Kenyon dismissed the case with prejudice pursuant to the provisions of the settlement. Neither the complaint nor terms of settlement were available, so the broad terms of settlement listed in this summary are derived from information written in various articles. Judge Kenyon granted summary judgment to the plaintiffs in regard to discrimination in hiring. The plaintiffs were paid damages of $575,000 and granted injunctive relief.

Summary Authors

Jenna Chai (9/4/2010)

People


Judge(s)

Kenyon, David Vreeland (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Pliscou, Lee (California)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Marrs, William S. (California)

Judge(s)

Kenyon, David Vreeland (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Pliscou, Lee (California)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Marrs, William S. (California)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:91-cv-06957

Docket

Guzman v. Oxnard Lemon Co.

Sept. 2, 1994

Sept. 2, 1994

Docket

2:91-cv-06957

Opinion

Guzman v. Oxnard Lemon Associates, Ltd.

1992 WL 510094, 1992 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 20642

Aug. 28, 1992

Aug. 28, 1992

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 9, 2022, 3:02 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link

FOR ALL PREVIOUS DOCKETING, REFER TO THE PAPER DOCKET (bp) (Entered: 01/27/1994)

Jan. 18, 1994

Jan. 18, 1994

89

MEMORANDUM in supp of settlement by plaintiff Frances Guzman, plaintiff Jesusita Burciaga, plaintiff Leticia P Ortiz, plaintiff Laura P Gil, plaintiff Mary Galvan, plaintiff Socorro Villegas, plaintiff Rosa Alamillo in support (bp) (Entered: 01/27/1994)

Jan. 18, 1994

Jan. 18, 1994

90

DECLARATION of Paul Strauss on notc to class members &in supp of settlement by plaintiff Frances Guzman, plaintiff Jesusita Burciaga, plaintiff Leticia P Ortiz, plaintiff Laura P Gil, plaintiff Mary Galvan, plaintiff Socorro Villegas, plaintiff Rosa Alamillo (bp) (Entered: 01/27/1994)

Jan. 18, 1994

Jan. 18, 1994

91

DECLARATION of Paul Strauss on attorneys fees &costs by plaintiff Frances Guzman, plaintiff Jesusita Burciaga, plaintiff Leticia P Ortiz, plaintiff Laura P Gil, plaintiff Mary Galvan, plaintiff Socorro Villegas, plaintiff Rosa Alamillo (bp) (Entered: 01/27/1994)

Jan. 18, 1994

Jan. 18, 1994

92

EXHIBITS to pla's memo in support of settlement (bp) (Entered: 01/27/1994)

Jan. 18, 1994

Jan. 18, 1994

93

EXHIBITS to decl of Paul Strauss on attorneys fees &costs (bp) (Entered: 01/27/1994)

Jan. 18, 1994

Jan. 18, 1994

94

EXHIBITS to decl of Paul Struass on attorneys fees &costs volume II (bp) (Entered: 01/27/1994)

Jan. 18, 1994

Jan. 18, 1994

95

MINUTES by Judge David V. Kenyon: Fairness hrg re settlement. Crt hears stmts of cnsl &claimants Amalia Sardine &Latisha Rodarte. Crt declines Amalia Sardine's req to be included as part of the class actn. Crt GR Latuisha Rodarte's req to be included as part of the class actn. CR: Deborah Parker. (gk) (Entered: 02/25/1994)

Jan. 24, 1994

Jan. 24, 1994

96

SUPPLEMENTAL DECLARATION of Paul Strauss [91−1] by plfs on attys' fees &costs. (gk) (Entered: 02/25/1994)

Feb. 2, 1994

Feb. 2, 1994

97

AMENDED FINDINGS AND ORDER by Judge David V. Kenyon re settlement. Crt approves of payment of fees &costs to cnsl as part of the settlement. [See document for settlement amnts]. (gk) (Entered: 02/25/1994)

Feb. 7, 1994

Feb. 7, 1994

98

ORDER by Judge David V. Kenyon dismissing case upon settlment of case w/o prej to right upon good cause shown w/in 30 dys to reopen the actn is settlement is not consummated (ENT 4−11−94) Mld cpys MD JS 6 (sb) (Entered: 04/14/1994)

April 8, 1994

April 8, 1994

103

STIPULATION and ORDER continuing by Judge David V. Kenyon ;trial set on 10:00 9/27/94 (bp) (Entered: 06/14/1994)

April 21, 1994

April 21, 1994

100

EX PARTE APPLICATION to reopen the case ; motion hearing set for no date given. (bp) (Entered: 06/14/1994)

April 27, 1994

April 27, 1994

LODGED/PROPOSED Order (FWD TO CRD) (bp) (Entered: 06/14/1994)

April 27, 1994

April 27, 1994

101

MEMORANDUM by plantiffs in support of motion to reopen the case [100−1] (bp) (Entered: 06/14/1994)

April 27, 1994

April 27, 1994

99

ORDER This actn is reopened &the crt's prior dismissal ord is vacated to provide the parties an opportunity to consummate the settlement &resolve the issue with respect to a letter of credit provided for in the settlement agreement. by Judge David V. Kenyon Case reopened (ENT 5/4/94) MS JS−5 (bp) (Entered: 05/04/1994)

May 2, 1994

May 2, 1994

104

STIPULATION and ORDER;Case is dism w/prej purs to the provisions of sttlmt.. by Judge David V. Kenyon dismissing case (ENT 9/9/94) MD JS−6 mld cpy (mm) (Entered: 09/09/1994)

Sept. 2, 1994

Sept. 2, 1994

105

NOTICE OF DISCREPANCY AND ORDER by Judge David V. Kenyon that stip &ord to dism lodged on 8/31/94 is to be fld &processed. (No bluebacks, no Judge's cpy) (mm) (Entered: 09/09/1994)

Sept. 2, 1994

Sept. 2, 1994

Case Details

State / Territory: California

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

Private Employment Class Actions

Key Dates

Filing Date: Dec. 23, 1991

Closing Date: 1994

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

group of female applicants and employees of Oxnard Lemon Associates, Ltd.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Oxnard Lemon Associates, Ltd., Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

State law

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Any published opinion

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: $575,000

Content of Injunction:

Utilize objective hiring/promotion criteria

Utilize objective job description

Hire

Follow recruitment, hiring, or promotion protocols

Discrimination Prohibition

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Comply with advertising/recruiting requirements

Issues

General:

Pattern or Practice

Discrimination-area:

Hiring

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

Promotion

Training

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female