Case: Velez v. QVC, Inc.

2:00-cv-05582 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Filed Date: Nov. 2, 2000

Closed Date: 2006

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Case Summary

On August 26, 1998, an African-American employee of the QVC, Inc. ("QVC"), a telemarketing television network, along with five other former show hosts, filed a lawsuit under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et. seq., and 42 U.S.C. § 1981 against QVC in the United States District Court of the Eastern District of New York. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, asked the court for both monetary damages and injunctive relief, alleging discrimination based on both race …

On August 26, 1998, an African-American employee of the QVC, Inc. ("QVC"), a telemarketing television network, along with five other former show hosts, filed a lawsuit under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et. seq., and 42 U.S.C. § 1981 against QVC in the United States District Court of the Eastern District of New York.

The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, asked the court for both monetary damages and injunctive relief, alleging discrimination based on both race and sex. First, plaintiffs maintain that those plaintiffs who are members of racial minorities were hired based on the discriminatory practice of "tokenism." Second, plaintiffs allege that the defendant practices discriminatory disparate treatment of racial minority hosts by relegating them to the "graveyard" shifts with no genuine hope of advancement. Third, plaintiffs assert that QVC maintains a hostile work environment with respect to racial minority and female employees. Fourth, plaintiffs maintain that their terminations were the result of discrimination. Lastly, plaintiffs allege that QVC retaliated against them for participating in protected activities under Title VII. Velez v. QVC, Inc. 227 F.Supp.2d 384 (E.D. Penn. 2002).

After two amended complaints, filed January 4, 1999 and April 20, 1999 respectively, the defendant filed a motion to dismiss the case and/or transfer the case to the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. On October 13, 2000, the court (Judge Marilyn D. Go) granted the second piece of the motion, transferring the case and closing the New York version.

On December 26, 2000, the plaintiffs filed a fifth amended complaint, followed by a motion for class certification of March 13, 2001. On August 6, 2001, the court (Judge Eduardo C. Robreno) issued an order denying the plaintiffs motion for class certification without prejudice. On November 29, 2001, the defendant filed several motions for summary judgment, nearly all of which were granted in full on September 27, 2002. On December 2, 2002, the defendant issued a motion to dismiss the remainder of the plaintiff cases, which was denied on June 27, 2003. After a sixth amended complaint was filed by the plaintiffs on July 7, 2003, and a full year of litigation, defendant filed a motion for judgment as a matter of law on June 8, 2004. This motion was granted on June 14, 2004, leading to a civil judgment that ruled in favor of the defendant in nearly every issue.

According to the PACER docket, judgment was entered in favor of the defendant for all claims based upon hostile work environment, all claims based upon discrimination in work assignment on the basis of race, all claims based upon retaliation, and all claims based upon discrimination in compensation on the basis of gender. As to all claims based upon violation of the equal pay act, judgment was entered in favor of the plaintiff, awarding the amount of $67,537. Also, a mistrial was declared as to all claims that the termination of one of the plaintiffs was based upon race.

On April 27, 2006, the court (Judge Robreno) issued an order of a final settlement, dismissing the remainder of the unresolved claims. The details of this settlement are unavailable.

Summary Authors

Nathaniel Koslof (4/26/2008)

People


Judge(s)

Go, Marilyn D. (New York)

Nickerson, Eugene Hoffman (New York)

Robreno, Eduardo C. (Pennsylvania)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Ewing, William H. (Pennsylvania)

Fett, Baree N. (New York)

Rich, Alan J. (New York)

Rosser, Rachel Castillo (Pennsylvania)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Char, Christine A. (Pennsylvania)

Davies, Sarah E. (Pennsylvania)

Disalvio, Julie G. (Pennsylvania)

Judge(s)

Go, Marilyn D. (New York)

Nickerson, Eugene Hoffman (New York)

Robreno, Eduardo C. (Pennsylvania)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Ewing, William H. (Pennsylvania)

Fett, Baree N. (New York)

Rich, Alan J. (New York)

Rosser, Rachel Castillo (Pennsylvania)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Char, Christine A. (Pennsylvania)

Davies, Sarah E. (Pennsylvania)

Disalvio, Julie G. (Pennsylvania)

Fiebach, Robert H. (Pennsylvania)

Kelly, Sarah A. (Pennsylvania)

Ledo, Michelle Ann (Pennsylvania)

Pasek, Jeffrey I. (Pennsylvania)

Zielinski, Thomas C. (Pennsylvania)

Other Attorney(s)

Hart, Charles M. (Pennsylvania)

Markind, Johanna E. (Pennsylvania)

Ossip, Michael J. (Pennsylvania)

Weiss, Valerie S. (California)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:98-cv-05443

Docket

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Aug. 26, 1998

Aug. 26, 1998

Docket

2:00-cv-05582

Docket

Velez v. QVC Inc

Sept. 14, 2006

Sept. 14, 2006

Docket
125

2:00-cv-05582

Order for Motions for Summary Judgment

Sept. 27, 2002

Sept. 27, 2002

Order/Opinion
341

2:00-cv-05582

Civil Judgment

July 2, 2004

July 2, 2004

Order/Opinion

Docket

Last updated Sept. 1, 2022, 3:16 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT filed and summons(es) issued for QVC, Inc. FILING FEE $ 150.00 RECEIPT # 210357 (Chow, Alice) (Entered: 08/27/1998)

Aug. 26, 1998

Aug. 26, 1998

2

AMENDED COMPLAINT by Victor Velez , (Answer due 1/14/99 for QVC, Inc. ) amending [1-1] complaint (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 01/04/1999)

Jan. 4, 1999

Jan. 4, 1999

3

RETURN OF SERVICE executed as to QVC, Inc. 12/23/98 (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 01/07/1999)

Jan. 7, 1999

Jan. 7, 1999

4

LETTER dated 1/19/99 from Debra S Friedman to Clerk enclosed for filing extension of time to file pleadings & Rule 1.9 statement. (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 01/21/1999)

Jan. 21, 1999

Jan. 21, 1999

5

Disclosure of interested parties by QVC, Inc. (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 01/21/1999)

Jan. 21, 1999

Jan. 21, 1999

6

STIPULATION and ORDER dtd. 1/21/99, reset answer due for 2/5/99 for QVC, Inc. signed by Senior Judge Eugene H. Nickerson Copies mailed (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 01/25/1999)

Jan. 25, 1999

Jan. 25, 1999

7

STIPULATION and ORDER dtd. 2/17/99 Extending time to respond to pltff's second amended complaint from 20 days of receipt. signed by Senior Judge Eugene H. Nickerson (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 02/25/1999)

Feb. 25, 1999

Feb. 25, 1999

8

AMENDED COMPLAINT by Victor Velez , (Answer due 4/30/99 for QVC, Inc. ) amending [2-1] amended complaint against Clarence Reynolds, Daliza Ramirez Crane, Gwen Owens (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 04/20/1999)

April 20, 1999

April 20, 1999

9

ORDER Pltff. is directed to submit a report in writing before 8/20/99 to advise whether an initial conf. is necessary. Pltff.is ordered to move for default judgment by Sept. 3,1999 as to deft's properly served by letter application. (Magistrate-Judge Marilyn D. Go , on 7/20/99) (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 07/21/1999)

July 21, 1999

July 21, 1999

11

LETTER dated 07.28.99 from Jeffrey I. Pasek to Clerk of the Court, enclosing a copy of the cover letter to counsel for Pltffs transmitting copies of Notice of Motion and accompanying papers for Deft's Motion to Dismiss. (w/enc.) Galeano, Sonia (Entered: 07/30/1999)

July 28, 1999

July 28, 1999

12

LETTER dated 7/28/99 from Jeffrey I. Pasek to Alan J. Rich, Esq., enclosing dfts Motion to Dismiss and or Transfer and supporting papers. (Piper, Francine) (Entered: 08/05/1999)

July 28, 1999

July 28, 1999

10

STIPULATION and ORDER, resetting answer deadline to 7/28/99 for QVC, Inc. ; defendant agrees to waive any defense of lack of personal jurisdiciton based on plaintiff's failure to properly serve either complaint. Signed by Judge Eugene H. Nickerson on 7/29/99. {c/m by chambers} (Asreen, Wendy) (Entered: 07/29/1999)

July 29, 1999

July 29, 1999

13

ORDER, set scheduling conference for 2:30 9/14/99 before Magistrate-Judge Marilyn D. Go ( signed by Magistrate-Judge Marilyn D. Go , on 8/25/99) (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 08/26/1999)

Aug. 26, 1999

Aug. 26, 1999

14

ORDER, set scheduling conference for 9/14/99 before Judge Eugene H. Nickerson On ltr. dtd. 9/3/99 from Alan J Rich ( signed by Judge Eugene H. Nickerson , on 9/10/99) (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 09/15/1999)

Sept. 15, 1999

Sept. 15, 1999

15

LETTER dated 9/7/99 from Alan J Rich to Judge Nickerson conf. for 9/14/99 (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 09/15/1999)

Sept. 15, 1999

Sept. 15, 1999

17

LETTER dated 9/24/99 from Jeffrey I Pasek to Alan Rich enclosed motion with support documents. (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 09/28/1999)

Sept. 28, 1999

Sept. 28, 1999

18

MOTION by QVC, Inc. for a protective order to restrain pltff's counsel from communicating with any putative class without the court's prior approval , Motion hearing [18-1] motion (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 10/18/1999)

Oct. 18, 1999

Oct. 18, 1999

19

MEMORANDUM by QVC, Inc. in support of [18-1] motion for a protective order to restrain pltff's counsel from communicating with any putative class without the court's prior approval (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 10/18/1999)

Oct. 18, 1999

Oct. 18, 1999

20

MEMORANDUM by Gwen Owens, Daliza Ramirez Crane, Clarence Reynolds, Victor Velez in opposition to [18-1] motion for a protective order to restrain pltff's counsel from communicating with any putative class without the court's prior approval (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 10/18/1999)

Oct. 18, 1999

Oct. 18, 1999

21

REPLY MEMORANDUM OF LAW by Gwen Owens, Daliza Ramirez Crane, Clarence Reynolds, Victor Velez in further support of pltff's omnibus motion to restrict deft's communication related to the instant lawsuit. (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 10/27/1999)

Oct. 27, 1999

Oct. 27, 1999

22

ORDER Any motion to quash must be made in the District Court issuing the subpoena. Pltff's are given a final extension of time to respond to deft's motion to 11/23/99. Deft's reply is due 12/3/99. The parties are remindeed they must follow Judge Nickerson's chamber's rules in setting the return date. On ltr. dtd. 10/29/99 from Alan J Rich ( signed by Magistrate Marilyn D. Go , on 11/2/99) (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 11/03/1999)

Nov. 3, 1999

Nov. 3, 1999

23

LETTER dated 11/3/99 from Christine A Char to Clerk of the Court enclosed motion for admission with supporting documents. (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 11/04/1999)

Nov. 4, 1999

Nov. 4, 1999

24

LETTER dated 11/3/99 from Christine A Char to Alan J Rich enclosed motion for a protective order with supporting documents. (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 11/04/1999)

Nov. 4, 1999

Nov. 4, 1999

25

MOTION by QVC, Inc. protective order; staying all discovery pending disposition of motion to dismiss amended complaint, and , in event claims survive after disposition, discovery remain pending disposition of pltff's motion for class certification. , Motion hearing set for 9:30 11/19/99 [25-1] motion (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 11/18/1999)

Nov. 18, 1999

Nov. 18, 1999

26

AFFIDAVIT of THOMAS C.ZIELINSKI QVC, Inc. Re:in support [25-1] motion protective order; staying all discovery pending disposition of motion to dismiss amended complaint, and , in event claims survive after disposition, discovery remain pending disposition of pltff's motion for class certification. (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 11/18/1999)

Nov. 18, 1999

Nov. 18, 1999

27

MEMORANDUM by QVC, Inc. in support of [25-1] motion protective order; staying all discovery pending disposition of motion to dismiss amended complaint, and , in event claims survive after disposition, discovery remain pending disposition of pltff's motion for class certification. (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 11/18/1999)

Nov. 18, 1999

Nov. 18, 1999

28

MEMORANDUM by Victor Velez, Gwen Owens, Daliza Ramirez Crane, Clarence Reynolds in opposition to deft's application for pro hac vice admissions. (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 11/22/1999)

Nov. 22, 1999

Nov. 22, 1999

34

Calendar entry:Before Mag Go Telephone Conf. Deft's agree to respond to interrogatories. Deft. must produce copy of entire personnel files of the named pltff's by 12/3/99. Deft's responses to pltff's remaining interrogatories and first document request are due 12/14/99. The parties must submit a proposed confidentiality order prior to that date to protect the privacy interest of individuals who are not named parties. Depositions in this action are STAYED until after 12/13/99. The time for pltff's opposition papers to deft's motion to dismiss is extended to 12/6/99 Reply to 12/13/99. (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 12/02/1999)

Nov. 24, 1999

Nov. 24, 1999

29

MOTION by QVC, Inc. for Sarah E. Davies, Thomas C. Zielinski to appear pro hac vice , Motion hearing [29-1] motion (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 11/30/1999)

Nov. 30, 1999

Nov. 30, 1999

30

MEMORANDUM by QVC, Inc. in support of [29-1] motion for Sarah E. Davies, Thomas C. Zielinski to appear pro hac vice (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 11/30/1999)

Nov. 30, 1999

Nov. 30, 1999

31

AFFIDAVIT of ALAN J. RICH by QVC, Inc. (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 11/30/1999)

Nov. 30, 1999

Nov. 30, 1999

32

ORDER granting [29-1] motion for Sarah E. Davies, Thomas C. Zielinski to appear pro hac vice ( signed by Magistrate Marilyn D. Go , on 11/22/99) (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 11/30/1999)

Nov. 30, 1999

Nov. 30, 1999

33

MEMORANDUM by Victor Velez, Gwen Owens, Daliza Ramirez Crane, Clarence Reynolds in opposition to [25-1] motion protective order; staying all discovery pending disposition of motion to dismiss amended complaint, and , in event claims survive after disposition, discovery remain pending disposition of pltff's motion for class certification. (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 12/01/1999)

Dec. 1, 1999

Dec. 1, 1999

35

SEALED DOCUMENT placed in vault pltff's memo. (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 12/15/1999)

Dec. 15, 1999

Dec. 15, 1999

36

SEALED DOCUMENT placed in vault replymemo. (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 12/15/1999)

Dec. 15, 1999

Dec. 15, 1999

37

MOTION by QVC, Inc. to dismiss , to transfer case ED of Pennsylvania , Motion hearing set for 9:30 12/17/99 [37-1] motion, set for 12/17/99 [37-2] motion (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 12/15/1999)

Dec. 15, 1999

Dec. 15, 1999

39

AFFIDAVIT of JEFFREY I PASEK by QVC, Inc. Re:in support [38-1] motion to dismiss, [38-2] motion to transfer case ED of Pennsylvania (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 12/15/1999)

Dec. 15, 1999

Dec. 15, 1999

40

MEMORANDUM by QVC, Inc. in support of [38-1] motion to dismiss, [38-2] motion to transfer case ED of Pennsylvania (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 12/15/1999)

Dec. 15, 1999

Dec. 15, 1999

41

LETTER dated 12/13/99 from Christine A Char to Clerk of the Court documents filed motion to dismiss. (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 12/15/1999)

Dec. 15, 1999

Dec. 15, 1999

89

MEMORANDUM by Victor Velez in opposition to [38-1] motion to dismiss, [38-2] motion to transfer case ED of Pennsylvania (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 10/11/2000)

Dec. 17, 1999

Dec. 17, 1999

90

AFFIDAVIT of ALAN G. RICH Victor Velez et al (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 10/11/2000)

Dec. 17, 1999

Dec. 17, 1999

42

Sue-Reply by Victor Velez, Gwen Owens, Daliza Ramirez Crane, Clarence Reynolds in response to deft's reply memo. of law. (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 12/21/1999)

Dec. 21, 1999

Dec. 21, 1999

43

LETTER dated 11/22/99 from Alan J Rich to Judge Nickerson pltff's are opposing deft's motion to stay discovery requests. (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 12/22/1999)

Dec. 22, 1999

Dec. 22, 1999

44

LETTER dated 11/22/99 from Christine A Char to Mag Go QVC opposes extension of time to respond to motion to dismiss. (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 12/22/1999)

Dec. 22, 1999

Dec. 22, 1999

45

LETTER dated 11/19/99 from Alan J. Rich to Judge Nickerson regarding pending discovery. (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 12/22/1999)

Dec. 22, 1999

Dec. 22, 1999

46

AFFIDAVIT of Service by QVC, Inc. Re: [29-1] motion for Sarah E. Davies, Thomas C. Zielinski to appear pro hac vice (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 12/28/1999)

Dec. 28, 1999

Dec. 28, 1999

47

ORDER, for protective order ( signed by Magistrate Marilyn D. Go , on 1/3/2000) (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 01/04/2000)

Jan. 4, 2000

Jan. 4, 2000

48

MEMORANDUM and ORDER [29-1] motion for Sarah E. Davies, Thomas C. Zielinski to appear pro hac vice referred to Magistrate Marilyn D. Go, [25-1] motion protective order; staying all discovery pending disposition of motion to dismiss amended complaint, and , in event claims survive after disposition, discovery remain pending disposition of pltff's motion for class certification. referred to Mag.Go ( signed by Judge Eugene H. Nickerson , on 11/16/99) Mag go notified. (Jackson, Ramona) Modified on 01/06/2000 (Entered: 01/06/2000)

Jan. 6, 2000

Jan. 6, 2000

49

Calendar entry:Before Mag Go Telephone Conf. Deft. must promptly produce the personnel files of other show hosts from 1989. (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 01/11/2000)

Jan. 7, 2000

Jan. 7, 2000

50

Opposition of QVC, Inc.to pltff's motion to compel deft. to cease and desist in acts of intimidation, to limit communications between deft. and members of the punative class on the issue of the action pursuant to FRCP 23(d) and for a protective order. (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 01/27/2000)

Jan. 27, 2000

Jan. 27, 2000

52

Calendar entry: Before Magistrate Judge Go- discovery hearing held. The defendant agreed to produce personnel records of show hosts contained in 2 additional files and must produce at least unredacted copies by 2/10/2000. If redacted copies cannot be produced by this date, they may be a few days later. The unredacted personnel records of non-party employees are subject to terms of the confidentiality order previously entered herein, except that such unredacted records may not be disclosed by counsel to any person, even the named plaintiffs. Plaintiffs' counsel may not give a copy of any of the redacted personnel records to any named plaintiff, unless disclosure is reasonably necessary in furtherance of this litigation. Defendant must provide a more detailed description of the documents in its privilege log. For the reasons stated on the record, the cross motions of both plaintiffs and defendant for a protective order to limit communications with putative class members by the opposing side are denied, withot prejudice to renewal should future events occur to warrant further consideration. Both sides are again warned to exercise caution in their dealing with putative class members. Next conference set for 8/1/00 at 10:30. (Reddy, Lisa) (Entered: 02/07/2000)

Feb. 3, 2000

Feb. 3, 2000

53

Notice of pltff's Rule 72 Objections Victor Velez et al in [47-2] [51-1] to Confidentiality Order and Rulings of Mag Go. (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 02/11/2000)

Feb. 11, 2000

Feb. 11, 2000

54

MEMORANDUM by Victor Velez et al in support of [53-1] opposition response (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 02/11/2000)

Feb. 11, 2000

Feb. 11, 2000

55

NOTICE of Victor Velez' Rule 72 Objections to Confidentiality Order and Rulings of Mag. Judge Go (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 03/10/2000)

March 10, 2000

March 10, 2000

56

MEMORANDUM by Victor Velez in support of [55-1] pltff's Rule 72 objections to Confidentiality Order (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 03/10/2000)

March 10, 2000

March 10, 2000

57

LETTER dated 2/10/2000 from Alan J Rich to Judge Nickerson enclosed objections to Mag. Go's order. (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 03/10/2000)

March 10, 2000

March 10, 2000

87

MOTION by Victor Velez to amend [1-1] complaint , Motion hearing [87-1] motion Motion file stamped: 3/29/000 and (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 10/11/2000)

March 29, 2000

March 29, 2000

88

MEMORANDUM by Victor Velez et al in support of [87-1] motion to amend [1-1] complaint (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 10/11/2000)

March 29, 2000

March 29, 2000

58

LETTER dated 4/3/2000 from Shirley Wilson motion papers do not comply with Judge Nickerson's rules, being returned. (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 04/06/2000)

April 6, 2000

April 6, 2000

60

LETTER dated 4/25/2000 from Christine A Char to Clerk of the Court correct entry to indicate that document transmitted to Mr Rich on 4/13/2000 was QVC'S opposition to pltff's motion for leave to amend the complaint. (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 05/02/2000)

May 2, 2000

May 2, 2000

61

QVC, Inc. in opposition to [55-1] Rule 72 Objections to the Confidentiality order and rulings of Mag Go. (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 05/09/2000)

May 9, 2000

May 9, 2000

62

ORDER adjourn motion to amend on May 19,2000 @ 9:30. on memo. dtd. 5/18/2000 from Alan J Rich ( signed by Judge Eugene H. Nickerson , on 5/19/2000) (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 06/05/2000)

June 5, 2000

June 5, 2000

63

LETTER dated 5/26/2000 from Stella Drevina to Judge Nickerson regarding motion to amend. (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 06/13/2000)

June 13, 2000

June 13, 2000

64

ORDER, set scheduling conference for 2:00 7/21/00 before Magistrate Marilyn D. Go , On ltr. dtd. 7/10/2000 from Alan J Rich terminated past due deadlines signed by Magistrate Marilyn D. Go , on 7/18/2000) (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 07/19/2000)

July 19, 2000

July 19, 2000

65

Calendar entry: Status conference held before Magistrate Go on 7/21/00. Scheduling Order: 1) Fact discovery completion by 9/21/00; Expert reports exchanged by 9/28/00 2) Pltff's response to outstanding discovery requests by 8/4/00 and appear for depositions between 7/31/00 and 8/11/00 3) Def must promptly provide missing compensation data 4) Plaintiffs to promptly reimburse defendant for cost of copying the documents previously produced. If practicable, defendant must also provide the data requested by plaintiffs on computer disk and plaintiffs must reimburse defendant for the additional cost incurred 5) Plaintiffs' motion for class certification must be served by 8/4/00, opposing papers by 9/11/00 and reply due 9/25/00. No further extensions of plaintiffs' time to make this motion. Next conference set for 10/6/00 at 10:30, to follow oral argument on class certification motion. (Lee, Tiffeny) Modified on 07/25/2000 (Entered: 07/25/2000)

July 21, 2000

July 21, 2000

66

MOTION of MOVANT RONALD MAESTRI ex parte motion for an order compelling parties to identify & produce documents related to non-party witness discovery and specifically that related to and effecting rights of R.Maestri; Request to place motion, objections and reply and letter dtd. 8/5/2000 be placed under seal; etc. , Motion hearing set for 8/25/00 [66-1] motion Motion file stamped: 8/16/2000 and (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 08/16/2000)

Aug. 16, 2000

Aug. 16, 2000

67

Supplement to [66-1] ex parte motion for an order compelling parties to identify & produce documents related to non-party witness discovery and specifically that related to and effecting rights of R.Maestri; Request to place motion, objections and reply and letter dtd. 8/5/2000 be placed under seal; etc. (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 08/16/2000)

Aug. 16, 2000

Aug. 16, 2000

68

LETTER dated 8/5/2000 from Valerie S Weiss for RON MAESTRI to Judge Nickerson request to appear pro hac vice; and Mr Maestri request this court issue an order as follows: see document. (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 08/16/2000)

Aug. 16, 2000

Aug. 16, 2000

72

ORDER, for Valerie Weiss to appear pro hac vice on behalf of Ron Maestri. Fee: $25.00, receipt #: 236018 Signed by Judge Eugene H. Nickerson on 8/10/00. (Asreen, Wendy) (Entered: 08/31/2000)

Aug. 22, 2000

Aug. 22, 2000

70

LETTER dated 7/31/00 from Valerie Weiss, Esq. to Filing Clerk and Lawrence Wu identifying certain documents she wishes to have copied and inquiring as to the estimated cost. (Lee, Tiffeny) (Entered: 08/23/2000)

Aug. 23, 2000

Aug. 23, 2000

71

LETTER dated 8/16/00 from Valerie Weiss, Esq. to Sara Davies regarding partial resolve of protective order. (Lee, Tiffeny) (Entered: 08/23/2000)

Aug. 23, 2000

Aug. 23, 2000

79

Calendar entry:Before Mag Go Telephone Discovery Conf. For pltff. Alan Rich For deft. Sarah Davies, Christine Char Valerie Weiss for Ron Masteri, a non-party witness. For the reasons stated on the record, the various motions of Ron Masteri, a non party subpoenaed by deft. in California, seeking, inter-alia, to compel production of documents, for a protective order and for sanctions are DENIED, except as to the following: see document As noted on the record, information obtained from Mr Mastri, either in documents produced or his testimony, are subject to the terms of the Confidentiality order to the extent that such information would be protected under the order. Counsel for pltff. must advise by 9/6/2000 whether any of his clients intend to attend the deposition. (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 09/06/2000)

Aug. 30, 2000

Aug. 30, 2000

73

LETTER from Valerie S Weiss to MAg Go look foward to briefing schedule. (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 09/06/2000)

Sept. 6, 2000

Sept. 6, 2000

74

Exhibit list by Ron Maestri (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 09/06/2000)

Sept. 6, 2000

Sept. 6, 2000

75

NOTICE / ExParte Application for Injunction Pending Ruling On Protective Order by Ron Maestri (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 09/06/2000)

Sept. 6, 2000

Sept. 6, 2000

76

NOTICE/ Second Supplement to Exparte Motion & Motion for an order Compelling parties to identify and Produce Documents by Ron Maestri (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 09/06/2000)

Sept. 6, 2000

Sept. 6, 2000

77

LETTER dated 8/22/2000 from Valerie S Weiss to Mag Go it would seem the record in these proceedings support sanctions against both counsel for QVC and Velez et al in the California proceedings, and here in New York. (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 09/06/2000)

Sept. 6, 2000

Sept. 6, 2000

78

LETTER dated 8/31/200 from Alan Rich to Mag Go regarding deposition in Los Angeles (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 09/06/2000)

Sept. 6, 2000

Sept. 6, 2000

80

ORDER The scheduling order is further amended to extend the expert discovery deadline as set forth above: Non medical expert 9/28/2000; Pltff's medical expert disclosure & report 9/28/2000; Pltff's non-medical disclosure & report 11/15/2000; Deft's medical 11/15/2000 Deft's non-medical 12/15/2000; Expert discovery completed 1/16/2001. ( signed by Magistrate Marilyn D. Go , on 8/30/00) (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 09/12/2000)

Sept. 12, 2000

Sept. 12, 2000

82

LETTER dated 9/11/2000 from Christine A Char to Alan Rich enclosed copies in opposition to motion . (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 09/14/2000)

Sept. 14, 2000

Sept. 14, 2000

83

ORDER Application granted. On ltr. dtd. 9/20/2000 from Alan J Rich extend fact discovery deadline to Oct. 23,2000. ( signed by Magistrate Marilyn D. Go , on 9/20/2000) (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 09/22/2000)

Sept. 22, 2000

Sept. 22, 2000

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ORDER Application GRANTED. On ltr. dtd. 9/21/2000 from Alan J Rich request pltff's reply be adjourned to Oct 2,2000. We foresee no difficulty complying with that schedule at all. ( signed by Magistrate Marilyn D. Go , on 9/21/2000) (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 09/27/2000)

Sept. 27, 2000

Sept. 27, 2000

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Proof of Service Victor Velez Re: the following documents: see list. (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 09/29/2000)

Sept. 29, 2000

Sept. 29, 2000

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LETTER dated 12/14/99 from Baree H.Hassett to Judge Nickerson enclosed copy of motion to dismiss with supporting documents attached. (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 10/11/2000)

Oct. 11, 2000

Oct. 11, 2000

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MEMORANDUM and ORDER granting [38-2] motion to transfer case ED of Pennsylvania ( signed by Judge Eugene H. Nickerson , on 9/29/2000) (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 10/13/2000)

Oct. 13, 2000

Oct. 13, 2000

Case closed (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 10/13/2000)

Oct. 13, 2000

Oct. 13, 2000

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SEALED DOCUMENT placed in vault reply memo. (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 10/25/2000)

Oct. 25, 2000

Oct. 25, 2000

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SEALED DOCUMENT placed in vault memo. in opposition. (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 10/25/2000)

Oct. 25, 2000

Oct. 25, 2000

ORDER, transferring case ED of Penmnsylvania ( signed by Judge Eugene H. Nickerson , on 9/29/2000) (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 10/25/2000)

Oct. 25, 2000

Oct. 25, 2000

Record certified to ED of Pennsylvania. Ackn. requested. (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 10/25/2000)

Oct. 25, 2000

Oct. 25, 2000

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MAIL RETURNED Memo. & Order to Alan J.Rich returned on 10/13/2000 (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 10/25/2000)

Oct. 25, 2000

Oct. 25, 2000

Certified Copy Docket sheet, memo. & Order re mailed to ED of Pennsylvania. Ackn. requested. Original misplaced. Attention: Terry Depasquale. (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 10/31/2000)

Oct. 31, 2000

Oct. 31, 2000

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SEALED DOCUMENT placed in vault Exhibits two volumes (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 11/01/2000)

Nov. 1, 2000

Nov. 1, 2000

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Ackn. received from ED of Pennsylvania. 00- 5582 (Jackson, Ramona) (Entered: 11/15/2000)

Nov. 15, 2000

Nov. 15, 2000

Case Details

State / Territory: Pennsylvania

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

Private Employment Class Actions

Key Dates

Filing Date: Nov. 2, 2000

Closing Date: 2006

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

All current and former employees of QVC, Inc. who were discriminated against based on race and/or gender.

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Denied

Defendants

QVC, Inc., Private Entity/Person

Defendant Type(s):

Retailer

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1981

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Mixed

Nature of Relief:

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Litigation

Order Duration: 2006 - 0

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Pattern or Practice

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

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

Pay / Benefits

Promotion

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Sex discrimination

Race:

Black

Affected Gender:

Female