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Case: Osgood v. Harrah's Entertainment, Inc.

1:00-cv-00284 | U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

Filed Date: Jan. 19, 2000

Closed Date: 2005

Clearinghouse coding complete

Case Summary

This case has limited access to documents on PACER On January 19, 2000, a White woman formerly employed at Harrah's Casino & Hotel in Atlantic City filed this reverse discrimination class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. Represented by private counsel, the plaintiff sued Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. and Marina Associates, Inc. for declaratory and injunctive relief under Title VII, 42 U.S.C. §1981, and the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination. T…

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On January 19, 2000, a White woman formerly employed at Harrah's Casino & Hotel in Atlantic City filed this reverse discrimination class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. Represented by private counsel, the plaintiff sued Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. and Marina Associates, Inc. for declaratory and injunctive relief under Title VII, 42 U.S.C. §1981, and the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination. The plaintiff was employed by the defendants from October 27, 1980 until November 15, 2000. 202 F.R.C. 115, 117 (D.N.J. 2001). For three years, the former employer worked as a shift manager, until August 1999 when she was demoted and replaced by another Harrah's employee who was African American. Id. The plaintiff argued that her demotion was the result of the defendant's Equal Employment Business Opportunity Plan (EEBOP), which gave preference to racial minorities and unjustly discriminated against a "class of Caucasian employees and applicants on the basis of their race as a result of the defendants' implementation and application of a legally insufficient affirmative action plan." Id. The plaintiff argued that because Harrah’s EEBOP was not in effect to remedy past discriminations and because the defendants considered race in their employment decisions, the defendants violated federal and state laws that prohibited employment discrimination. 202 F.R.C. 115, at 118 (D.N.J. 2001).

The plaintiff filed a motion for class certification. After the parties were able to submit their briefs in support and opposition of the motion, Judge Stephen M. Orloforsky granted the motion in part and denied the motion in part. Judge Orloforsky granted the motion to certify the following class:

All Caucasian employees of Harrah's and job applicants to Harrah's between 1998 and the present, who claim that they were denied employment opportunities or suffered adverse employment decisions at Harrah's on the basis of race due to Harrah's EEBOP and the affirmative action policies adopted to implement the EEBOP, and who seek declaratory and injunctive relief under 42 U.S.C. §§1981, 1983 and the NJLAD. 202 F.R.C. 115, at 131 (D.N.J. 2001).

Judge Orloforsky denied the plaintiff’s request for a “hybrid” certification that would permit a stay for the Court’s ruling on the certification of class damage claims pending the question of the defendants’ liability. Id. For several months the parties engaged in discovery and held several conferences to discuss a potential settlement agreement. On June 14, 2002, Judge Oflofsky preliminarily approved the parties’ partial settlement for declaratory and injunctive relief for all class members pending a fairness hearing. Neither party objected to the class settlement during the fairness hearing on July 26, 2002, and the final order and judgment against the defendants were filed on August 13, 2002.

The plaintiff filed a separate complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey against the same defendant's for retaliatory discharge under Title VII and the NJLAD. On September 12, 2002, Judge Orfolskey ordered to consolidate the two cases and litigation addressing the plaintiff claims of retaliatory and discriminatory discharge began. Both parties filed motions for partial summary judgment in February 2003. On May 29, 2003, Chief Judge John W. Bissell ordered for the case to be reassigned from Judge Orlofsky to Judge Freda L. Wolfson.

Judge Wolfson granted the defendants’ motion for partial summary judgment in part and denied the plaintiff’s motion in part. The parties engaged in discovery. On October 25, 2004 defendant Marina Associates moved for summary judgment. Judge Wolfson granted in part and denied in part the defendant's motion. An order dismissing the case was filed on April 27, 2005, and the defendant's made the stipulation that the case was dismissed with prejudice on July 14, 2005.

The case is now closed.

Summary Authors

Kimberly Goshey (6/12/2019)

Related Cases

Rudolph v. Adamar of New Jersey, District of New Jersey (2000)

People

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Judge(s)

Orlofsky, Stephen Murray (New Jersey)

Rosen, Joel B. (New Jersey)

Wolfson, Freda L. (New Jersey)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Console, Stephen G. (Pennsylvania)

Haddad, Yvonne R. (New Jersey)

Simon, Deborah Hart (Pennsylvania)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Lichtenstein, Russell L. (New Jersey)

Judge(s)

Orlofsky, Stephen Murray (New Jersey)

Rosen, Joel B. (New Jersey)

Wolfson, Freda L. (New Jersey)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Console, Stephen G. (Pennsylvania)

Haddad, Yvonne R. (New Jersey)

Simon, Deborah Hart (Pennsylvania)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Lichtenstein, Russell L. (New Jersey)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:00-cv-00284

Docket [PACER]

OSGOOD v. HARRAH'S ENTERTAIN.

July 14, 2005

July 14, 2005

Docket
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1:00-cv-00284

Opinion Granting in Part Denying in Part Motion for Class Certification

Aug. 22, 2001

Aug. 22, 2001

Order/Opinion
92

1:00-cv-00284

Order Granting in Part and Denying in Part Motion for Summary Judgment

Feb. 10, 2005

Feb. 10, 2005

Order/Opinion

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/18828473/osgood-v-harrahs-entertain/

Last updated Oct. 28, 2022, 3:03 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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COMPLAINT filed; jury demand FILING FEE $ 150.00 RECEIPT # 248394 (femp) (Entered: 01/20/2000)

Jan. 19, 2000

Jan. 19, 2000

PACER
2

NOTICE of Allocation and Assignment filed. Magistrate Judge ROBERT B. KUGLER (femp) (Entered: 01/20/2000)

Jan. 20, 2000

Jan. 20, 2000

PACER

SUMMONS(ES) issued for HARRAH'S ENTERTAIN., MARINA ASSOCIATES ( 20 Days) (Mailed to Counsel) (femp)

Jan. 20, 2000

Jan. 20, 2000

PACER
3

Minute entry: Proceedings recorded by Ct-Reporter: None; Minutes of: 1/31/00; The following actions were taken, Telephone conference call held. By Judge Stephen M. Orlofsky (ar1) (Entered: 01/31/2000)

Jan. 31, 2000

Jan. 31, 2000

PACER
4

CERTIFICATION of Carol A. Mager, Esquire on behalf of MARY OSGOOD; Re: Admission pro hac vice. (ar1) (Entered: 02/07/2000)

Feb. 4, 2000

Feb. 4, 2000

PACER
5

CERTIFICATION of Yvonne R. Haddad, Esquire on behalf of MARY OSGOOD; Re: Admission pro hac vice. (ar1) (Entered: 02/07/2000)

Feb. 4, 2000

Feb. 4, 2000

PACER
6

CERTIFICATION of Debora A. O'Neill on behalf of MARY OSGOOD; Re: Admission pro hac vice. (ar1) (Entered: 02/07/2000)

Feb. 4, 2000

Feb. 4, 2000

PACER
7

ORDER permitting Debora A. O'Neill, Esquire to appear and participate pro hac vice. n.m. ( signed by Judge Stephen M. Orlofsky ) (ar1) (Entered: 02/07/2000)

Feb. 4, 2000

Feb. 4, 2000

PACER
8

ORDER permitting Carol A. Mager, Esquire to appear and participate pro hac vice. n.m. ( signed by Judge Stephen M. Orlofsky ) (ar1) (Entered: 02/07/2000)

Feb. 4, 2000

Feb. 4, 2000

PACER
9

CONSENT ORDER, extending time, and setting answer due for 3/6/00 for MARINA ASSOCIATES, for HARRAH'S ATLANTIC, for HARRAH'S ENTERTAINMENT. n.m. ( signed by Judge Stephen M. Orlofsky (ar1) (Entered: 02/25/2000)

Feb. 24, 2000

Feb. 24, 2000

PACER
10

ORDER, setting scheduling conference for 10:00 3/28/00. n.m. ( signed by Mag. Judge Robert B. Kugler ) (ar1) (Entered: 02/25/2000)

Feb. 25, 2000

Feb. 25, 2000

PACER
11

AMENDED COMPLAINT by MARY OSGOOD, (Answer due 3/13/00 for MARINA ASSOCIATES, for HARRAH'S ATLANTIC, for HARRAH'S ENTERTAIN. ) amending [1-1] complaint against MARINA ASSOCIATES. Jury Demand (ar1) (Entered: 03/06/2000)

March 3, 2000

March 3, 2000

PACER
12

NOTICE of change of new address for Stephen G. Console, Esquire for MARY OSGOOD. (ar1) (Entered: 03/06/2000)

March 6, 2000

March 6, 2000

PACER
13

ANSWER by MARINA ASSOCIATES, MARINA ASSOCIATES to amended complaint; jury demand (ar1) (Entered: 03/07/2000)

March 7, 2000

March 7, 2000

PACER
14

LETTER By MARY OSGOOD; Re: Change of Address for Yvonne R. Haddad, Esquire. (ar1) (Entered: 03/28/2000)

March 27, 2000

March 27, 2000

PACER
15

SCHEDULING ORDER setting Discovery cutoff 1/2/01 ; Status conference 10:15 8/3/00. n.m. ( signed by Mag. Judge Robert B. Kugler ) (ar1) (Entered: 04/06/2000)

April 4, 2000

April 4, 2000

PACER
16

Notice of MOTION for class certification by plaintiff MARY OSGOOD, Motion set for 5/19/00 on [16-1] motion . (Brief/PO Submitted with exhibits) (ar1) (Entered: 05/03/2000)

May 3, 2000

May 3, 2000

PACER
17

ORDER directing the parties to file all briefs concerning motion for class certification by September 15, 2000. n.m. ( signed by Mag. Judge Robert B. Kugler ) (ar1) (Entered: 06/26/2000)

June 21, 2000

June 21, 2000

PACER

Phone Status conference held before Mag. Judge Robert B. Kugler on 6/19/00. (ar1)

June 21, 2000

June 21, 2000

PACER
18

CONSENT ORDER regarding confidentiality of documents produced by New Jersey Casino Control Commission. n.m. ( signed by Mag. Judge Robert B. Kugler ) (mgr) (Entered: 07/24/2000)

July 20, 2000

July 20, 2000

PACER
19

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE re:Brief in opposition to pltf's motion for class certification, etc. (brief subm.) (mgr) (Entered: 07/24/2000)

July 21, 2000

July 21, 2000

PACER
20

AMENDED SCHEDULING ORDER setting Amending of pleadings on 11/1/00 ; Discovery cutoff 1/2/01 ; Pretrial conference 2:00 8/7/01 ; Dispositive Motion due on or before 5/31/01. n.m. ( signed by Mag. Judge Robert B. Kugler ) (ar1) (Entered: 08/08/2000)

Aug. 7, 2000

Aug. 7, 2000

PACER
21

NOTICE by MARY OSGOOD; Re: Change of Firm name of Console Law Offices, LLC. (ar1) (Entered: 08/25/2000)

Aug. 17, 2000

Aug. 17, 2000

PACER
22

CERTIFICATION of Yvonne R. Haddad, Esquire on behalf of MARY OSGOOD; Re: in support of [16-1] motion for class certification. (Reply Memorandum Submitted) (ar1) (Entered: 09/18/2000)

Sept. 15, 2000

Sept. 15, 2000

PACER
23

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by MARY OSGOOD; Re: Reply Brief in support of motion for class certification. (ar1) (Entered: 10/18/2000)

Oct. 18, 2000

Oct. 18, 2000

PACER
24

DECLARATION of William Haag on behalf of MARY OSGOOD; Re: in support of [16-1] motion for class certification (ar1) (Entered: 11/29/2000)

Nov. 29, 2000

Nov. 29, 2000

PACER
25

Minute entry: Proceedings recorded by Ct-Reporter: Ted Formaroli; Minutes of: 11/29/00; The following actions were taken, [16-1] motion for class certification taken under advisement By Judge Stephen M. Orlofsky (ar1) (Entered: 11/29/2000)

Nov. 29, 2000

Nov. 29, 2000

PACER
26

DECLARATION of James Martin on behalf of HARRAH'S ENTERTAIN., HARRAH'S ATLANTIC, MARINA ASSOCIATES, MARINA ASSOCIATES; Re: in opposition to [16-1] motion for class certification. (ar1) (Entered: 12/06/2000)

Dec. 6, 2000

Dec. 6, 2000

PACER
27

DECLARATION of Penny Gardner on behalf of HARRAH'S ENTERTAIN., HARRAH'S ATLANTIC, MARINA ASSOCIATES, MARINA ASSOCIATES; Re: in opposition to [16-1] motion for class certification. (ar1) (Entered: 12/06/2000)

Dec. 6, 2000

Dec. 6, 2000

PACER
28

SECOND AMENDED SCHEDULING ORDER setting Discovery cutoff 2/28/01 ; Pretrial conference 2:00 10/9/01 ; Dispositive Motion due on or before 7/31/01. n.m. ( signed by Mag. Judge Robert B. Kugler ) (ar1) (Entered: 01/05/2001)

Jan. 4, 2001

Jan. 4, 2001

PACER
29

TRANSCRIPT of Proceedings taken on November 29, 2000. (ar1) (Entered: 01/10/2001)

Jan. 10, 2001

Jan. 10, 2001

PACER

Status conference held before Mag. Judge Robert B. Kugler on 3/27/01. (ar1)

March 29, 2001

March 29, 2001

PACER
30

THIRD AMENDED SCHEDULING ORDER setting Discovery cutoff 5/28/01 ; Pretrial conference 2:00 1/9/02 ; Dispositive Motion due on or 10/31/01. (signed by Mag. Judge Robert B. Kugler) (NM) (ar1) (Entered: 04/05/2001)

April 4, 2001

April 4, 2001

PACER
31

Substitute attorney for MARY OSGOOD; Terminated JOSEPH J. AYELLA; Added, STEPHEN G. CONSOLE. (ar1) (Entered: 04/11/2001)

April 10, 2001

April 10, 2001

PACER
32

FOURTH AMENDED SCHEDULING ORDER setting Discovery cutoff 8/28/01 ; Pretrial conference 2:00 4/9/02 ; Dispositive Motion due on or 1/31/02. (signed by Mag. Judge Robert B. Kugler) (NM) (ar1) (Entered: 06/01/2001)

May 30, 2001

May 30, 2001

PACER

Status conference held before Mag. Judge Robert B. Kugler on 5/25/01. (sb)

May 30, 2001

May 30, 2001

PACER
33

NOTICE of withdrawn attorney of YVONNE R. HADDAD, ESQ., and attorney appearance for MARY OSGOOD by DEBORAH HART SIMON (er) (Entered: 06/25/2001)

June 25, 2001

June 25, 2001

PACER
34

Notice of MOTION for preliminary injunction by plaintiff MARY OSGOOD, Motion set for 9/21/01 on [34-1] motion . (Memo/PO/Atty Certification & Cert.of Ser.annexed) (js) (Entered: 08/22/2001)

Aug. 22, 2001

Aug. 22, 2001

PACER
35

OPINION filed. n.m.(signed by Judge Stephen M. Orlofsky) (js) (Entered: 08/23/2001)

Aug. 22, 2001

Aug. 22, 2001

Clearinghouse
36

ORDER granting in part, denying in part [16-1] motion for class certification. n.m. ( signed by Judge Stephen M. Orlofsky ) (js) (Entered: 08/23/2001)

Aug. 22, 2001

Aug. 22, 2001

PACER
37

Minute entry: Proceedings recorded by Ct-Reporter: Theodore Formaroli; Minutes of: 8/27/01; The following actions were taken, Telephone conference call regarding pltf's. Preliminary Injunction motion. Preliminary Injunction motion to be filed in Rudolph v. Adamar Civil No 00-190. Ordered conference call scheduled for 9/6/01 at 2:00pm. By Judge Stephen M. Orlofsky (ar1) (Entered: 08/28/2001)

Aug. 27, 2001

Aug. 27, 2001

PACER
38

Minute entry: Proceedings recorded by Ct-Reporter: Theodore Formaroli; Minutes of: 9/6/01; The following actions were taken, Telephone/Status conference call held. Ordered conference call scheduled for 9/17/01 at 4:30pm. By Judge Stephen M. Orlofsky (ar1) (Entered: 09/06/2001)

Sept. 6, 2001

Sept. 6, 2001

PACER
39

Minute entry: Proceedings recorded by Ct-Reporter: Ted Formaroli; Minutes of: 9/26/01; The following actions were taken, Telephone status conference call held regarding settlements. Osgood-preliminary injunction motion to be resolved. Consent Order to be submitted within 1 week. Rudolph-Consent Order to be submitted within 2 weeks. Ordered conference call scheduled for October 10, 2001 at 4:30pm. By Judge Stephen M. Orlofsky (ar1) (Entered: 09/28/2001)

Sept. 26, 2001

Sept. 26, 2001

PACER
40

Minute entry: Proceedings recorded by Ct-Reporter: Ted Formaroli; Minutes of: 10/10/01; The following actions were taken, Telephone status conference call held regarding settlements. Rudolph - Order entered. Ordered telephone status conference call set for 11/14/01 at 4:00pm. By Judge Stephen M. Orlofsky (ar1) (Entered: 10/11/2001)

Oct. 10, 2001

Oct. 10, 2001

PACER

Deadline updated; setting scheduling order deadlines: Status conference for 4:00pm on 11/14/01. (ar1)

Oct. 10, 2001

Oct. 10, 2001

PACER
41

Minute entry: Proceedings recorded by Ct-Reporter: Ted Formaroli; Minutes of: 11/14/01; The following actions were taken, Osgood - Consent order filed. Dismissing as moot [34-1] motion for preliminary injunction, resetting scheduling order deadlines: Status conference for 4:00pm on 12/12/01. By Judge Stephen M. Orlofsky (ar1) (Entered: 11/15/2001)

Nov. 14, 2001

Nov. 14, 2001

PACER
42

CONSENT ORDER dismissing as moot [34-1] motion for preliminary injunction, etc. (signed by Judge Stephen M. Orlofsky) (NM) (ar1) (Entered: 11/15/2001)

Nov. 14, 2001

Nov. 14, 2001

PACER

Deadline updated; terminating [34-2] hearing Motion set for 9/21/01 on [34-1] motion. (ar1)

Nov. 15, 2001

Nov. 15, 2001

PACER
43

Minute entry: Proceedings recorded by Ct-Reporter: Ted Formaroli; Minutes of: 12/17/01; The following actions were taken, Tele-conference held. By Judge Stephen M. Orlofsky (ar1) (Entered: 12/18/2001)

Dec. 17, 2001

Dec. 17, 2001

PACER
44

Minute entry: Proceedings recorded by Ct-Reporter: Ted Formaroli; Minutes of: 1/16/02; The following actions were taken, Tele/Status conference held. By Judge Stephen M. Orlofsky (ar1) (Entered: 01/17/2002)

Jan. 16, 2002

Jan. 16, 2002

PACER
45

Minute entry: Proceedings recorded by Ct-Reporter: Ted Formaroli; Minutes of: 1/31/02; The following actions were taken, Tele-conference held. Ordered factual discovery to be provided within 180 days and expert discovery within 30 days thereafter. By Judge Stephen M. Orlofsky (ar1) (Entered: 01/31/2002)

Jan. 31, 2002

Jan. 31, 2002

PACER
46

SCHEDULING ORDER setting Discovery cutoff 8/30/02; in-person Case Management Conference 10:00 8/29/02 (signed by Judge Stephen M. Orlofsky) (NM) (sb) (Entered: 02/01/2002)

Feb. 1, 2002

Feb. 1, 2002

PACER
47

Notice of MOTION to provide notice to Class Members by MARY OSGOOD, Motion set for 3/1/02 on [47-1] motion ; Certificte of service annexed. (Memorandum of Law/PO Subm) (er) (Entered: 02/06/2002)

Feb. 5, 2002

Feb. 5, 2002

PACER
48

Notice of MOTION to compel by pltf. MARY OSGOOD [48-1] motion referred to Mag. Judge Robert B. Kugler, Motion set for 3/15/02 on [48-1] motion . (Brief/PO Subm) (Certification and Cert. of Svc. Annexed) (ar1) (Entered: 02/11/2002)

Feb. 7, 2002

Feb. 7, 2002

PACER
49

ORDER granting [48-1] motion to compel. (signed by Mag. Judge Robert B. Kugler) (NM) (ar1) (Entered: 02/25/2002)

Feb. 22, 2002

Feb. 22, 2002

PACER

Deadline updated; terminating [48-2] hearing Motion set for 3/15/02 on [48-1] motion. (ar1)

Feb. 22, 2002

Feb. 22, 2002

PACER
50

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by HARRAH'S ENTERTAIN., HARRAH'S ATLANTIC, MARINA ASSOCIATES, MARINA ASSOCIATES; Re: Brief opposing [47-1] motion to provide notice to Class Members. (ar1) (Entered: 02/28/2002)

Feb. 28, 2002

Feb. 28, 2002

PACER
51

LETTER By pltf. MARY OSGOOD; Re: Joint request that Judge Orlofsky not Rule on the class notice motion until the conference with Judge Kugler on March 28, 2002. (ar1) (Entered: 03/14/2002)

March 13, 2002

March 13, 2002

PACER

Settlement conference held before Mag. Judge Robert B. Kugler on 3/28/02. (ar1)

April 9, 2002

April 9, 2002

PACER
52

Minute entry: Proceedings recorded by Ct-Reporter: None; Minutes of: 6/11/02; The following actions were taken, Tele-Status conference held. By Judge Stephen M. Orlofsky (ar1) (Entered: 06/11/2002)

June 11, 2002

June 11, 2002

PACER
53

STIPULATION of settlement of class action for purposes of declaratory and injunctive relief only. (ar1) (Entered: 06/12/2002)

June 12, 2002

June 12, 2002

PACER
54

ORDER preliminarily approving the partial settlement of reverse discrimination class action lawsuit against Harrah's providing for notice, and scheduling a fairness hearing for July 26, 2002 at 2:00pm. Enjoining all class members. ( signed by Judge Stephen M. Orlofsky ) (NM) (ar1) (Entered: 06/14/2002)

June 14, 2002

June 14, 2002

PACER
55

AMENDED ORDER PRELIMINARILY APPROVING THE PARTIAL SETTLEMENT OF REVERSE DISCRIMINATION CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST HARRAH'S, PROVIDING FOR NOTICE, AND SCHEDULING A FAIRNESS HEARING.(signed by Judge Stephen M. Orlofsky) (NM) (js) (Entered: 06/28/2002)

June 28, 2002

June 28, 2002

PACER
56

Amended STIPULATION of settlement of class action for purposes of declaratory and injunctive relief only. (sb) (Entered: 07/08/2002)

July 8, 2002

July 8, 2002

PACER
57

CERTIFICATION of Russell L. Lichtenstein on behalf of HARRAH'S ENTERTAIN., HARRAH'S ATLANTIC, MARINA ASSOCIATES, MARINA ASSOCIATES; Re: Notice of Proposed Class Settlement. (ar1) (Entered: 07/18/2002)

July 18, 2002

July 18, 2002

PACER
58

Minute entry: Proceedings recorded by Ct-Reporter: Ted Formaroli; Minutes of: 7/26/02; The following actions were taken, Hrg. to approve class settlement. NO Objections to class settlement filed. Bench Opinion read into the record. Ordered class settlement approved. Ordered to be submitted. Ordered transcript to be ordered by counsel for class pltfs'. and filed with the Clerk of Court. By Judge Stephen M. Orlofsky (ar1) (Entered: 07/29/2002)

July 26, 2002

July 26, 2002

PACER
59

FINAL ORDER AND JUDGMENT approving the partial settlement of reverse discrimination class action lawsuit against Harrah's, providing for notice and dismissing claims for Declaratory and Injunctive relief. ( signed by Judge Stephen M. Orlofsky ) (NM) (ar1) (Entered: 08/13/2002)

Aug. 13, 2002

Aug. 13, 2002

PACER
60

Minute entry: Proceedings recorded by Ct-Reporter: None; Minutes of: 8/29/02; The following actions were taken, Case Management/Settlement Conference held. By Judge Stephen M. Orlofsky (ar1) (Entered: 09/03/2002)

Aug. 29, 2002

Aug. 29, 2002

PACER
61

ORDER, consolidating case 02cv3553(SMO) with 00cv284(SMO) for all purposes under 00cv284(SMO). ( signed by Judge Stephen M. Orlofsky ) (NM) (ar1) (Entered: 09/12/2002)

Sept. 12, 2002

Sept. 12, 2002

PACER

Consolidated Lead Case (ar1)

Sept. 12, 2002

Sept. 12, 2002

PACER
62

ANSWER to Complaint by HARRAH'S ENTERTAIN., HARRAH'S ATLANTIC, MARINA ASSOCIATES, MARINA ASSOCIATES; jury demand (Member case 02cv3553(SMO) (ar1) (Entered: 11/01/2002)

Nov. 1, 2002

Nov. 1, 2002

PACER
63

CERTIFICATION of Russell L. Lichtenstein, Esquire on behalf of HARRAH'S ENTERTAIN., HARRAH'S ATLANTIC, MARINA ASSOCIATES, MARINA ASSOCIATES; Re: Publication concerning final order and judgment approving the partial settlement. (ar1) (Entered: 11/12/2002)

Nov. 8, 2002

Nov. 8, 2002

PACER
64

Notice of Intent to submit a Dispositive motion for summary judgment by defts'. HARRAH'S ENTERTAIN., HARRAH'S ATLANTIC, MARINA ASSOCIATES, MARINA ASSOCIATES. (ar1) (Entered: 12/27/2002)

Dec. 27, 2002

Dec. 27, 2002

PACER
65

Notice of MOTION for partial summary judgment by MARY OSGOOD, Motion set for 3/7/03 on [65-1] motion . (Brief, Brief in opposition, Reply Brief/PO Subm) (Cert of Serv) (sb) (Entered: 02/03/2003)

Feb. 3, 2003

Feb. 3, 2003

PACER
66

CERTIFICATION of Susan M. Saint-Antoine on behalf of MARY OSGOOD supporting [65-1] motion for partial summary judgment (sb) (Entered: 02/03/2003)

Feb. 3, 2003

Feb. 3, 2003

PACER
67

CERTIFICATION of Eileen Oakes Muskett on behalf of HARRAH'S ENTERTAIN., HARRAH'S ATLANTIC, MARINA ASSOCIATES, MARINA ASSOCIATES in opposition to [65-1] motion for partial summary judgment (sb) (Entered: 02/03/2003)

Feb. 3, 2003

Feb. 3, 2003

PACER

in person case management conf. 2/18/03 (sa)

Feb. 4, 2003

Feb. 4, 2003

PACER
68

Substitute attorney for HARRAH'S ENTERTAIN., HARRAH'S ATLANTIC, MARINA ASSOCIATES, MARINA ASSOCIATES. (ar1) (Entered: 02/14/2003)

Feb. 14, 2003

Feb. 14, 2003

PACER
69

Notice of MOTION for partial summary judgment by defts'. HARRAH'S ENTERTAIN., HARRAH'S ATLANTIC, MARINA ASSOCIATES, MARINA ASSOCIATES, Motion set for 3/21/03 on [69-1] motion . (All Briefs/PO Subm)(Proof of Mailing) (ar1) (Entered: 02/14/2003)

Feb. 14, 2003

Feb. 14, 2003

PACER
70

CERTIFICATION of Deborah Hart Simon, Esquire on behalf of HARRAH'S ENTERTAIN., HARRAH'S ATLANTIC, MARINA ASSOCIATES, MARINA ASSOCIATES supporting [69-1] motion for partial summary judgment. (ar1) (Entered: 02/14/2003)

Feb. 14, 2003

Feb. 14, 2003

PACER

case managment conf. set for 3/7/03 (sa)

March 4, 2003

March 4, 2003

PACER

Scheduling conference held before Mag. Judge Joel B. Rosen on 3/7/03. (js)

March 7, 2003

March 7, 2003

PACER
71

SCHEDULING ORDER setting Discovery cutoff 9/30/03 and Status conference for 2:30pm on 8/13/03. ( signed by Mag. Judge Joel B. Rosen )(NM) (ar1) (Entered: 03/11/2003)

March 10, 2003

March 10, 2003

PACER
72

SCHEDULING ORDER setting Discovery cutoff 9/30/03 and Status conference for 10:00am on 8/11/03. ( signed by Mag. Judge Joel B. Rosen )(NM) (ar1) (Entered: 03/11/2003)

March 11, 2003

March 11, 2003

PACER

CASE y to Judge Freda L. Wolfson (bm)

May 28, 2003

May 28, 2003

PACER
73

ORDER reassigning this action from Judge Orlofsky to Judge Wolfson. (signed by Chief Judge John W. Bissell) (NM) (db) (Entered: 05/29/2003)

May 29, 2003

May 29, 2003

PACER

Status conference held before Mag. Judge Joel B. Rosen on 7/3/03. (ar1)

July 9, 2003

July 9, 2003

PACER
74

OPINION (signed by Judge Freda L. Wolfson) (sb) (Entered: 07/25/2003)

July 24, 2003

July 24, 2003

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75

ORDER granting in part, denying in part [69-1] motion for partial summary judgment and denying [65-1] motion for partial summary judgment. (signed by Judge Freda L. Wolfson) (NM) (sb) (Entered: 07/25/2003)

July 24, 2003

July 24, 2003

PACER
76

Notice of MOTION to compel discovery by MARY OSGOOD [76-1] motion referred to Mag. Judge Joel B. Rosen, Motion set for 9/19/03 on [76-1] motion . (Brief/PO Subm) (Cert of Serv) (sb) (Entered: 08/18/2003)

Aug. 15, 2003

Aug. 15, 2003

PACER
77

CERTIFICATION of Deborah H. Simon on behalf of MARY OSGOOD supporting [76-1] motion to compel discovery (sb) (Entered: 08/18/2003)

Aug. 15, 2003

Aug. 15, 2003

PACER
78

SCHEDULING ORDER setting Discovery cutoff 2/28/04; Status conference 4:00 12/15/03 (signed by Mag. Judge Joel B. Rosen) (NM) (sb) (Entered: 08/19/2003)

Aug. 19, 2003

Aug. 19, 2003

PACER
79

ORDER granting [76-1] motion to compel discovery and directing defendants to produce documents within 10 days of this Order. (signed by Mag. Judge Joel B. Rosen) (NM) (sb) (Entered: 09/11/2003)

Sept. 10, 2003

Sept. 10, 2003

PACER
80

Minute entry: Proceedings recorded by Ct-Reporter: none; Minutes of: 9/10/03; The following actions were taken: granting [76-1] motion to compel discovery. By Mag. Judge Joel B. Rosen (sb) (Entered: 09/16/2003)

Sept. 15, 2003

Sept. 15, 2003

PACER

Deadline updated; terminating [47-2] hearing Motion set for 3/1/02 on [47-1] motion (jg)

Nov. 20, 2003

Nov. 20, 2003

PACER
81

SCHEDULING ORDER setting Discovery cutoff 2/28/04; Settlement conference 11:30AM on 3/4/04. (signed by Mag. Judge Joel B. Rosen)(NM) (er) (Entered: 12/18/2003)

Dec. 16, 2003

Dec. 16, 2003

PACER

Status conference held before Mag. Judge Joel B. Rosen on 12/15/03. (db)

Dec. 17, 2003

Dec. 17, 2003

PACER
82

NOTICE of Change of Address by pltf's counsel DEBORAH HART SIMON. (Cert.Ser.annexed) (js) (Entered: 01/08/2004)

Jan. 5, 2004

Jan. 5, 2004

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83

MOTION to Compel answers to plaintiff's second set of interrogatories by MARY OSGOOD (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order # 2 Brief# 3 Certification# 4 Exhibit A# 5 Exhibit B# 6 Exhibit C# 7 Exhibit D# 8 Exhibit E# 9 Exhibit F# 10 Exhibit G# 11 Exhibit H# 12 Exhibit I)(sb) (Entered: 02/24/2004)

Feb. 24, 2004

Feb. 24, 2004

PACER

Setting returnable date as to 83 MOTION to Compel for 3/19/2004 before Magistrate Judge Joel B. Rosen. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THIS MOTION WILL BE DECIDED ON THE PAPERS UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTIFIED BY THE COURT. (sb)

Feb. 24, 2004

Feb. 24, 2004

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: New Jersey

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Key Dates

Filing Date: Jan. 19, 2000

Closing Date: 2005

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

All Caucasian employees of Harrah's and job applicants to Harrah's, between 1998 and the present, who claim that they were denied employment opportunities or suffered adverse employment decisions at Harrah's on the basis of race, due to Harrah's Equal Employment Business Opportunity Plan (EEBOP) and the affirmative action policies adopted to implement the EEBOP, and who seek declaratory and injunctive relief under 42 U.S.C. §§1981, 1983, and the NJLAD.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

HARRAH'S ATLANTIC CITY, Private Entity/Person

HARRAH'S ATLANTIC CITY, INC, Private Entity/Person

MARINA ASSOCIATES, INC., Private Entity/Person

HARRAH'S CASINO HOTEL ATLANTIC CITY (Atlantic City), 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

State Anti-Discrimination Law

Constitutional Clause(s):

Equal Protection

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Private Settlement Agreement

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Demotion

Hiring

Promotion

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

White