Case: Latuga v. Hooters Inc.

1:93-cv-07709 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Filed Date: Dec. 23, 1993

Closed Date: 1997

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Case Summary

On December 23, 1993, a male applicant to the Hooters of Orland Park, IL filed a lawsuit under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et. seq., against Hooters Inc. and Hooters or Orland Park in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The plaintiff, represented by private counsel, alleged that he had been discriminated against on account of his gender when he was not hired for a waiter possession because Hooters has a policy such that only…

On December 23, 1993, a male applicant to the Hooters of Orland Park, IL filed a lawsuit under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et. seq., against Hooters Inc. and Hooters or Orland Park in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The plaintiff, represented by private counsel, alleged that he had been discriminated against on account of his gender when he was not hired for a waiter possession because Hooters has a policy such that only women are hired for front of the house positions. The plaintiff asked for injunctive and monetary relief.

On March 31, 1994, the district court (Judge Charles Kocoras) granted the defendant's motion to dismiss the complaint on the basis that the EEOC charge did not give notice that a class action was being pursued. The plaintiff thereafter added an additional plaintiff similarly situated and amended the complaint. As discovery progressed additional plaintiffs were joined, as was defendant Hooters of Downers Grove, IL.

The plaintiffs filed an amended class action complaint and a motion for class certification on January 25, 1995. On July 27, 1995, the Magistrate Judge W. Thomas Rosemond Jr. issued a report recommending that the district court grant the motion for class certification. On March 29, 1996, the district court (Judge Blanche M. Manning) accepted the recommendation and certified the class. The class included all male applicants to Hooters stores in the United States who had not been hired for front of the house positions and males who were deterred from applying to these positions or seeking promotion to these positions since April 18, 1992.

On September 3, 1997, the plaintiff and defendant filed a joint motion for preliminary approval of a class settlement. On November 25, 1997, the court (Judge Morton Denlow) entered a consent decree, terminating the case. The settlement awarded the named plaintiffs and all other class members $2 million and provided for attorneys' fees and costs of $1.75 million. In addition, Hooters agreed to create three types of front of the house positions--Staff, Service Bartender, and Host--that would be gender neutral.

Summary Authors

Michael Perry (8/5/2010)

People


Judge(s)

Denlow, Morton (Illinois)

Kocoras, Charles Petros (Illinois)

Manning, Blanche M. (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Allison, Robert D. (Illinois)

Bradford, Tracy Lee (Illinois)

Brown, Jeffrey Grant (Illinois)

Jacobs, John G. (Illinois)

Karsh, Joshua (Illinois)

Mikva, Mary Lane (Illinois)

Orlofsky, Jonah J. (Illinois)

Judge(s)

Denlow, Morton (Illinois)

Kocoras, Charles Petros (Illinois)

Manning, Blanche M. (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Allison, Robert D. (Illinois)

Bradford, Tracy Lee (Illinois)

Brown, Jeffrey Grant (Illinois)

Jacobs, John G. (Illinois)

Karsh, Joshua (Illinois)

Mikva, Mary Lane (Illinois)

Orlofsky, Jonah J. (Illinois)

Plotkin, Robert (Illinois)

Saltzman, Steven I. (Illinois)

Schneck, Steven Paul (Illinois)

Seliger, Stephen G (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Casey, Patricia A. (District of Columbia)

Depew, Jacqueline R. (District of Columbia)

Feis, Brenda H. (Illinois)

Harstein, Barry A. (Illinois)

Livingston, Donald R. (District of Columbia)

Pavageau, Laurent C. (District of Columbia)

Rabin, Richard J. (District of Columbia)

Refo, Patricia Lee (Arizona)

Simon, John B. (Illinois)

Spangler, Andrew Malen Jr. (Illinois)

Ward, John F. Jr. (Illinois)

Wassberg, Catherine Patricia (Illinois)

Expert/Monitor/Master

Rosemond, W. Thomas Jr. (Illinois)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket

June 11, 2003 Docket
48

Order (Granting Motion to Dismiss)

1994 WL 113079, 1995 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 4008

April 1, 1994 Order/Opinion
185

Memorandum Opinion and Order (Certifying the Class)

1996 WL 164427, 1996 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 4169

March 29, 1996 Order/Opinion
287

Report Notice

Latuga v. Hooters

Sept. 5, 2002 Pleading / Motion / Brief
288

Report Notice

Latuga v. Hooters

Oct. 25, 2002 Pleading / Motion / Brief
289

Final Report

Latuga v. Hooters

May 20, 2003 Pleading / Motion / Brief
290

Final Report Notice

Latuga v. Hooters

May 30, 2003 Pleading / Motion / Brief
152

Report and Recommendation (Recommending the Certification of a Class Action)

1995 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 10713

July 27, 2005 Magistrate Report/Recommendation

Docket

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

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT; jury demand − Civil cover sheet − Appearance(s) of Jeffrey Grant Brown, Robert D. Allison as attorney(s) for plaintiff with Rule 39 affidavit ( original and two copies summons(es) issued.) ( Documents: 1−1 thru 1−4) (or) (Entered: 01/10/1994)

Dec. 23, 1993

RECEIPT regarding payment of filing fee paid; on 12/23/93 in the amount of $ 120.00, receipt # 428057. (or) (Entered: 01/10/1994)

Dec. 23, 1993
2

RETURN OF SERVICE executed upon defendant Hooters Inc on 12/29/93 (Attachment). (fce) (Entered: 01/25/1994)

Jan. 5, 1994
3

WAIVER of service of summons as to defendants sent on 12/23/93 (Attachment). (fce) (Entered: 01/25/1994)

Jan. 5, 1994
4

MINUTE ORDER of 1/12/94 by Hon. Charles P. Kocoras : Status hearing set for 02/07/94 at 9:30 a.m. At the initial status hearing, parties to report on the following: 1. Possibility of settlement in the case. 2. If no possibility of settlement exists, nature and length of discovery necessary. The provisions of FRCP 26(a)(1) shall not apply unless expressly ordered by the court at the initial or later hearings. Plaintiff is directed to advise all other parties of the court's action herein. Lead counsel for each party is required to attend the initial hearing. Mailed notice (fce) (Entered: 01/25/1994)

Jan. 12, 1994
5

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendants by John B. Simon, Barry A. Hartstein, Andrew Malen Spangler Jr., Patricia Lee Refo, Catherine Patricia Wassberg (fce) (Entered: 01/25/1994)

Jan. 13, 1994
6

RULE 39 Affidavit of John B. Simon (fce) (Entered: 01/25/1994)

Jan. 13, 1994
7

RULE 39 Affidavit of Barry A. Hartstein (fce) (Entered: 01/25/1994)

Jan. 13, 1994
9

RULE 39 Affidavit of Patricia Lee Refo (fce) (Entered: 01/25/1994)

Jan. 13, 1994
10

RULE 39 Affidavit of Catherine Patricia Wassberg (fce) (Entered: 01/25/1994)

Jan. 13, 1994
11

MOTION by defendant Hooters Inc to extend time to answer or otherwise respond to plaintiff's complaint ; Notice of motion. (fce) (Entered: 01/25/1994)

Jan. 18, 1994
12

MINUTE ORDER of 1/18/94 by Hon. Charles P. Kocoras : Granting motion to extend time to answer or otherwise respond to plaintiff's complaint [11−1] to 02/22/94. Status hearing re−set for 02/22/94 at 9:30 a.m. No notice (fce) (Entered: 01/25/1994)

Jan. 18, 1994
13

MOTION by plaintiff for entry of order for preservation of records (Exhibits); Notice of motion. (fce) (Entered: 01/25/1994)

Jan. 20, 1994
14

MINUTE ORDER of 1/20/94 by Hon. Charles P. Kocoras : Defendants inform the court they will not destroy records. Accordingly, denying the motion for entry of order for preservation of records [13−1] as moot. No notice (fce) (Entered: 01/25/1994)

Jan. 20, 1994
15

MINUTE ORDER of 1/25/94 by Hon. Charles P. Kocoras : Steven Saltzman is given leave to file his appearance as additional counsel for plaintiff. No notice (fce) (Entered: 01/28/1994)

Jan. 25, 1994
16

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for plaintiff Savino Latuga by Steven I. Saltzman (fce) (Entered: 01/28/1994)

Jan. 25, 1994
17

RULE 39 Affidavit of Steven I. Saltzman (fce) (Entered: 01/28/1994)

Jan. 25, 1994
78

TRANSCRIPT of proceedings for the following date(s): 09/29/94. Before Honorable Charles P. Kocoras (jmp) (Entered: 10/28/1994)

Jan. 25, 1994
18

TRANSCRIPT of proceedings for the following date(s): 1/20/94 Before Honorable Charles P. Kocoras (fce) (Entered: 02/16/1994)

Feb. 10, 1994
19

RULE 39 Affidavit of Jeffrey Grant Brown (fce) (Entered: 02/16/1994)

Feb. 11, 1994
20

CONTINGENCY FEE AGREEMENT (Not in public case file). (fce) (Entered: 02/16/1994)

Feb. 11, 1994
21

RESPONSE by defendant Hooters Inc, defendant Hooters of Orland Pk to plaintiff's motion to file additional appearances; Notice of filing (jmp) (Entered: 02/22/1994)

Feb. 18, 1994
22

MEMORANDUM by defendant Hooters Inc, defendant Hooters of Orland Pk in support of defendants' motion to dismiss; Notice of filing (jmp) (Entered: 02/22/1994)

Feb. 18, 1994
23

MOTION by defendant Hooters Inc, defendant Hooters of Orland Pk to dismiss complaint ; Notice of motion (jmp) (Entered: 02/24/1994)

Feb. 22, 1994
24

MOTION by plaintiff Savino Latuga to file additional appearances ; Notice of motion (jmp) (Entered: 02/24/1994)

Feb. 22, 1994
25

MINUTE ORDER of 2/22/94 by Hon. Charles P. Kocoras : Answer to motion to dismiss complaint [23−1] due 03/08/94. Reply to answer brief 03/15/94. Ruling on motion to dismiss complaint [23−1] set for 03/31/94 at 9:30 a.m. Motion for leave to file additional appearance [24−1] of Stephen G. Seliger, Mary Mikva, Robert Plotkin, John Jacobs, Jonah Orlofsky and Joshua Karsh is granted. Mailed notice (jmp) (Entered: 02/24/1994)

Feb. 22, 1994
26

REPLY BRIEF by plaintiff Savino Latuga in support of motion to file additional appearances [24−1] (Exhibit) (jmp) (Entered: 02/24/1994)

Feb. 22, 1994
27

TRANSCRIPT of proceedings for the following date(s): 02/22/94. Before Honorable Charles P. Kocoras (jmp) (Entered: 03/09/1994)

March 4, 1994
28

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff Savino Latuga in opposition to motion to dismiss complaint [23−1] (Exhibits) (jmp) (Entered: 03/09/1994)

March 8, 1994
30

NOTICE of filing by defendant Hooters Inc, defendant Hooters of Orland Pk regarding reply memorandum in support of motion to dismiss complaint [29−1] (jmp) (Entered: 03/16/1994)

March 15, 1994
31

MOTION by defendant Hooters Inc, defendant Hooters of Orland Pk to strike exhibits (jmp) (Entered: 03/18/1994)

March 17, 1994
32

NOTICE of motion by defendant Hooters Inc, defendant Hooters of Orland Pk regarding motion to strike exhibits [31−1] (jmp) (Entered: 03/18/1994)

March 17, 1994
33

MINUTE ORDER of 3/17/94 by Hon. Charles P. Kocoras : Answer brief to motion to strike exhibits [31−1] due 03/21/94. Reply to answer brief due 03/24/94. Plaintiff's answer is limited to 3 pages. Defendants' reply is limited to 2 pages. Ruling set for 03/31/94 on all pending motions to stand [23−1], [31−1]. No notice (jmp) (Entered: 03/18/1994)

March 17, 1994
34

RESPONSE by plaintiff Savino Latuga to motion to strike exhibits [31−1] (Attachments) (jmp) (Entered: 03/22/1994)

March 21, 1994
35

NOTICE of filing by plaintiff Savino Latuga regarding response to defendants' motion to strike exhibits [34−1] (jmp) (Entered: 03/22/1994)

March 21, 1994
44

WAIVER of service of summons as to defendant Hooters Inc, defendant Hooters of Orland Pk sent on 12/23/93 (Attachment) (jmp) (Entered: 03/25/1994)

March 22, 1994
36

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for plaintiff Savino Latuga by Stephen G. Seliger, Mary Lane Mikva (jmp) (Entered: 03/24/1994)

March 23, 1994
37

RULE 39 Affidavit of Stephen G. Seliger (jmp) (Entered: 03/24/1994)

March 23, 1994
38

RULE 39 Affidavit of Mary Lane Mikva (jmp) (Entered: 03/24/1994)

March 23, 1994
39

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for plaintiff Savino Latuga by Robert Plotkin, John G. Jacobs, Jonah Orlofsky, Joshua Karsh (jmp) (Entered: 03/24/1994)

March 23, 1994
40

RULE 39 Affidavit of Robert Plotkin (jmp) (Entered: 03/24/1994)

March 23, 1994
41

RULE 39 Affidavit of John G. Jacobs (jmp) (Entered: 03/24/1994)

March 23, 1994
42

RULE 39 Affidavit of Jonah Orlofsky (jmp) (Entered: 03/24/1994)

March 23, 1994
43

RULE 39 Affidavit of Joshua Karsh (jmp) (Entered: 03/24/1994)

March 23, 1994
45

REPLY MEMORANDUM by defendant Hooters Inc, defendant Hooters of Orland Pk in support of motion to strike exhibits [31−1] (jmp) (Entered: 03/25/1994)

March 24, 1994
46

NOTICE of filing by defendant Hooters Inc, defendant Hooters of Orland Pk regarding reply memorandum supporting defendants' motion to strike exhibits [45−1] (jmp) (Entered: 03/25/1994)

March 24, 1994
47

MEMORANDUM OPINION (fce) (Entered: 04/01/1994)

March 31, 1994
48

MINUTE ORDER of 3/31/94 by Hon. Charles P. Kocoras : Ruling held. Enter Memorandum Opinion. Denying motion to strike exhibits [31−1], Granting motion to dismiss complaint [23−1] for failure to comply with the EEOC charging requirements as to Hooters, Inc. and the putative defendant class. Status hearing set for 4/20/94 at 9:30 am Mailed notice (fce) (Entered: 04/01/1994)

March 31, 1994
49

MOTION by plaintiff Savino Latuga Rule 59(e), F.R.C.P. to alter or amend the court's order and ruling dated 03/31/94 , for leave to file amended complaint and add a party plaintiff , or alternatively, to vacate the court's order and reconsider defendants' motion or allow discovery on the issues raised (Exhibit) (jmp) (Entered: 04/19/1994)

April 18, 1994
50

NOTICE of motion by plaintiff Savino Latuga regarding motion Rule 59(e), F.R.C.P. [49−1], to alter or amend the court's order and ruling dated 03/31/94 [49−2], for leave to file amended complaint and add a party plaintiff [49−3], or to vacate the court's order [49−4], and reconsider defendants' motion [49−5], or allow

April 18, 1994
52

MEMORANDUM by defendant Hooters of Orland Pk in opposition to motion for leave to file amended complaint and add a party plaintiff [49−3] (jmp) (Entered: 05/03/1994)

April 28, 1994
53

NOTICE of filing by defendant Hooters of Orland Pk regarding memorandum in opposition to plaintiff's motion for leave to file amended complaint [52−1] (jmp) (Entered: 05/03/1994)

April 28, 1994
54

NOTICE of Steven Saltzman, counsel for plaintiff Savino Latuga of change of address (jmp) (Entered: 05/03/1994)

April 28, 1994
55

REPLY MEMORANDUM by plaintiff Savino Latuga in support of motion for leave to file amended complaint and add a party plaintiff [49−3] (Exhibit) (jmp) (Entered: 05/09/1994)

May 5, 1994
56

MINUTE ORDER of 5/18/94 by Hon. Charles P. Kocoras : Status hearing held; continued to 06/15/94 at 9:30 a.m. Granting motion for leave to file amended complaint and add a party plaintiff [49−3]. (See reverse of minute order). Mailed notice (jmp) (Entered: 05/19/1994)

May 18, 1994
57

AMENDED CLASS ACTION COMPLAINT [1−1] by plaintiff Savino Latuga; jury demand; adding David Gonzalez (Exhibits) (jmp) (Entered: 05/24/1994)

May 23, 1994
58

NOTICE of filing by plaintiff Savino Latuga, plaintiff David Gonzalez regarding amended class action complaint [57−1] (jmp) (Entered: 05/24/1994)

May 23, 1994
59

ANSWER by defendant Hooters Inc, defendant Hooters of Orland Pk to amended class action complaint (jmp) (Entered: 06/15/1994)

June 14, 1994
60

NOTICE of filing by defendant Hooters Inc, defendant Hooters of Orland Pk regarding answer to amended class action complaint [59−1] (jmp) (Entered: 06/15/1994)

June 14, 1994
61

TRANSCRIPT of proceedings for the following date(s): 06/18/94. Honorable Charles P. Kocoras (jmp) (Entered: 06/15/1994)

June 14, 1994
62

MINUTE ORDER of 6/15/94 by Hon. Charles P. Kocoras : Status hearing held. Defendants are given to 06/24/94 to file motion to compel. Answer to said motion due 07/01/94. Ruling set for 07/07/94 at hearing 9:30 a.m. No notice (jmp) (Entered: 06/16/1994)

June 15, 1994
63

MOTION by defendant Hooters Inc, defendant Hooters of Orland Pk to compel (jmp) (Entered: 06/27/1994)

June 24, 1994
64

MEMORANDUM by defendant Hooters Inc, defendant Hooters of Orland Pk in support of motion to compel [63−1] (Attachments) (jmp) (Entered: 06/27/1994)

June 24, 1994
65

NOTICE of filing by defendant Hooters Inc, defendant Hooters of Orland Pk regarding motion to compel [63−1], regarding memorandum in support of its motion to compel [64−1] (jmp) (Entered: 06/27/1994)

June 24, 1994
66

TRANSCRIPT of proceedings for the following date(s): 06/15/94. Before Honorable Charles P. Kocoras (jmp) (Entered: 07/06/1994)

June 30, 1994
67

RESPONSE by plaintiff Savino Latuga, plaintiff David Gonzalez to motion to compel [63−1] (Exhibits) (jmp) (Entered: 07/06/1994)

July 1, 1994
69

MINUTE ORDER of 7/7/94 by Hon. Charles P. Kocoras : Status hearing set for 08/23/94 at 9:30 a.m. Ruling held. Enter memorandum opinion: Defendants' motion to compel is granted in part and denied in part [63−1]. No notice (jmp) (Entered: 07/08/1994)

July 7, 1994
70

MINUTE ORDER of 7/13/94 by Hon. Charles P. Kocoras : Enter order regarding cerain records submitted for in camera inspection. The materials will be returned to Jeffrey Brown and this ends the court's participation in this discovery dispute. The court's 07/07/94 opinion remains in effect. (See reverse of minute order). Mailed notice (jmp) Modified on 07/14/1994 (Entered: 07/14/1994)

July 13, 1994
71

TRANSCRIPT of proceedings for the following date(s): 07/07/94. Before Honorable Charles P. Kocoras (jmp) (Entered: 07/19/1994)

July 14, 1994
72

MINUTE ORDER of 8/23/94 by Hon. Charles P. Kocoras : Status hearing held; continued to 09/29/94 at 9:30 a.m. No notice (jmp) (Entered: 08/24/1994)

Aug. 23, 1994
73

STIPULATION and ORDER regarding material designated as confidential (Exhbiit) (jmp) (Entered: 09/08/1994)

Sept. 7, 1994
74

MINUTE ORDER of 9/7/94 by Hon. Charles P. Kocoras : Enter stipulation and order regarding material designated as confidential. Mailed notice (jmp) (Entered: 09/08/1994)

Sept. 7, 1994
75

MINUTE ORDER of 9/29/94 by Hon. Charles P. Kocoras : Status hearing held; continued to 01/26/95 at 9:30 a.m. All discovery to be completed by 01/26/95. No notice (jmp) (Entered: 10/04/1994)

Sept. 29, 1994

EXECUTIVE committee order of 10/18/94 Case reassigned to Hon. Blanche M. Manning (fce) (Entered: 10/18/1994)

Oct. 18, 1994
76

MINUTE ORDER of 10/19/94 by Hon. Charles P. Kocoras : Cause having been reassigned to Judge Manning, status hearing set for 01/26/95 before Judge Kocoras is stricken. Mailed notice (jmp) (Entered: 10/20/1994)

Oct. 19, 1994
77

MINUTE ORDER of 10/25/94 by Hon. Blanche M. Manning : Status hearing set for 11/14/94 at 10:30 a.m. (See reverse of minute order) Mailed notice (jmp) (Entered: 10/26/1994)

Oct. 25, 1994
82

ORDER (jmp) (Entered: 11/10/1994)

Nov. 3, 1994
79

MOTION by plaintiff Savino Latuga, plaintiff David Gonzalez to reassign case (Exhibits); (jmp) (Entered: 11/09/1994)

Nov. 8, 1994
80

NOTICE of motion by plaintiff Savino Latuga, plaintiff David Gonzalez regarding motion to reassign case [79−1] (jmp) (Entered: 11/09/1994)

Nov. 8, 1994
81

MINUTE ORDER of 11/8/94 by Hon. Blanche M. Manning : Plaintiff's motion to reassign case [79−1] is granted. Enter order nunc pro tunc as 11/02/94. No notice (jmp) (Entered: 11/09/1994)

Nov. 8, 1994
83

MINUTE ORDER of 11/8/94 by Hon. Blanche M. Manning : The court finds that the case 94 C 6338 is related within the meaning of Local Rule 2.31 and motion to reassign case is granted. Enter order nunc pro tunc as 11/03/94. Mailed notice (jmp) (Entered: 11/10/1994)

Nov. 8, 1994
84

JOINT STATUS REPORT by plaintiffs' Savino Latuga, David Gonzalez, defendant Hooters of Orland Pk (Temporarily unavailable for docketing) (jmp) Modified on 11/21/1994 (Entered: 11/21/1994)

Nov. 9, 1994
85

NOTICE of filing by plaintiffs' Savino Latuga, David Gonzalez, defendant Hooters of Orland Pk regarding joint status report [84−1] (Temporarily unavailable for docketing) (jmp) (Entered: 11/21/1994)

Nov. 9, 1994
86

MINUTE ORDER of 11/14/94 by Hon. Blanche M. Manning : Status hearing held. Plaintiff given leave to file amended complaint by 12/16/94. Defendant to answer or otherwise plead by 01/13/95. Plaintiff to file motion for class certification by 01/18/95. Mailed notice (jmp) Modified on 11/23/1994 (Entered: 11/21/1994)

Nov. 14, 1994
88

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff Savino Latuga in support of motion to compel [87−1] (Exhibits)` (jmp) (Entered: 12/30/1994)

Dec. 14, 1994
89

NOTICE of motion by plaintiff Savino Latuga regarding motion to compel [87−1] (jmp) (Entered: 12/30/1994)

Dec. 14, 1994
90

EXHIBITS a and b by plaintiff in support of memorandum in support of motion to compel. (jmp) Modified on 10/04/2000 (Entered: 12/30/1994)

Dec. 14, 1994
91

MINUTE ORDER of 12/14/94 by Hon. Blanche M. Manning : Defendant to respond to plaintiff's motion to compel [87−1] on or before 01/11/95. Plaintiff to reply on or before 01/25/95. Mailed notice (jmp) (Entered: 12/30/1994)

Dec. 14, 1994
92

REFERRAL ORDER of 12/14/94: Case referred to Hon. W. Thomas Rosemond Jr. pursuant to 2.41(b). Conduct hearings and enter appropriate orders on the following pretrial motion/matter: Discovery motion(s) specified below. Plaintiff's motion to compel. Mailed notice (jmp) (Entered: 12/30/1994)

Dec. 16, 1994
93

AMENDED CONSOLIDATED CLASS ACTION COMPLAINT by plaintiffs; jury demand (Exhibits). (fce) (Entered: 01/04/1995)

Dec. 16, 1994
96

NOTICE by plaintiff Savino Latuga of change of address; Notice of filing and certificate of service (jmp) (Entered: 01/17/1995)

Jan. 5, 1995
94

RESPONSE by defendants to plaintiff's motion to compel [87−1] (Attachments) (jmp) (Entered: 01/12/1995)

Jan. 11, 1995
95

NOTICE of filing by defendant regarding response to plaintiff's motion to compel [94−1] (jmp) (Entered: 01/12/1995)

Jan. 11, 1995
97

ANSWER to consolidated class action complaint by defendant Hooters of Orland Pk (jmp) (Entered: 01/23/1995)

Jan. 17, 1995
98

NOTICE of filing by defendant Hooters of Orland Pk regarding answer to consolidated class action complaint [97−1] (jmp) (Entered: 01/23/1995)

Jan. 17, 1995
99

MEMORANDUM by plaintiffs' Savino Latuga, David Gonzalez in support of motion for plaintiff class certification (jmp) Modified on 01/24/1995 (Entered: 01/24/1995)

Jan. 23, 1995
100

NOTICE of filing by plaintiffs' Savino Latuga, David Gonzalez regarding memorandum in support of motion for plaintiff class certification [99−1] (jmp) (Entered: 01/24/1995)

Jan. 23, 1995
101

APPENDIX filed by plaintiffs' Savino Latuga, David Gonzalez regarding memorandum in support of motion for plaintiff class certification [99−1] (Attachments) (jmp) Modified on 01/24/1995 (Entered: 01/24/1995)

Jan. 23, 1995
102

EXHIBITS by plaintiff to memorandum in support of motion for plaintiff class certification. (jmp) Modified on 10/04/2000 (Entered: 01/24/1995)

Jan. 23, 1995
103

TRANSCRIPT of proceedings for the following date(s): 11/2/95. Before Honorable Blanche M. Manning (jmp) (Entered: 01/27/1995)

Jan. 25, 1995

State / Territory: Illinois

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

Private Employment Class Actions

Key Dates

Filing Date: Dec. 23, 1993

Closing Date: 1997

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

All male applicants to Hooters restaurants who were denied front of the house positions and all males who were deterred from applying to or seeking promotion to these positions.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Hooters of Orland Park (Orland Park, Cook), Private Entity/Person

Hooters of Downers Grove (Downers Grove, DuPage), Private Entity/Person

Hooters Inc. (Clearwater), Private Entity/Person

Hooters of America (Atlanta), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: $3.75 million.

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Pattern or Practice

Discrimination-area:

Hiring

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

Promotion

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Male