Case: Bush v. Ruth's Chris Steak House

1:10-cv-01721 | U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Filed Date: Oct. 8, 2010

Closed Date: Oct. 9, 2013

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Case Summary

This class action involving women formerly employed at Ruth's Chris Steak House was filed on October 8, 2010, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Represented by private counsel, the plaintiffs claimed that defendants engaged in a pattern and practice of discrimination against female employees, thereby violating federal and state antidiscrimination laws. The plaintiffs exhausted their administrative remedies through the EEOC and were issued Right to Sue notices prior to fili…

This class action involving women formerly employed at Ruth's Chris Steak House was filed on October 8, 2010, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Represented by private counsel, the plaintiffs claimed that defendants engaged in a pattern and practice of discrimination against female employees, thereby violating federal and state antidiscrimination laws. The plaintiffs exhausted their administrative remedies through the EEOC and were issued Right to Sue notices prior to filing.

The complaint alleged that defendants developed a culture that is demeaning and hostile towards women and engaged in a pattern and practice of discrimination against female employees. Specifically, the plaintiffs alleged that defendants discriminated against women and favored men with comparably fewer qualifications in terms of compensation and promotion; that female employees were faced with "glass ceilings" and "glass walls," under which plaintiffs were segregated into less lucrative and prestigious departments within the company; that defendants' senior management failed to monitor the company's promotion and compensation practices, which subjected plaintiffs to ongoing harm; that female employees were subjected to sexually hostile and demeaning treatment, including unwelcome sexually charged commentary and physical touching; that the company imposed harsher discipline for female employees; that female employees were terminated from the company for conduct that did not result in termination when engaged in by males; that defendants engaged in retaliation against plaintiffs; that defendants treated pregnant employees adversely; and that older female employees were terminated and replaced with younger female employees.

The requested relief included compensatory damages, punitive damages, and injunctive relief. Specifically, the plaintiffs sought an injunction requiring the adoption of appropriate policies and programs consistent with the defendants' legal obligations to operate a work environment free from sex discrimination. The plaintiffs also sought back pay, front pay, benefits, pre- and post-judgment interest, as well as attorneys' fees and costs.

The docket shows that parties engaged in extensive discovery process. After filing several sealed documents with the court on July 17, 2013, the parties stipulated to dismiss the case with prejudice. This request was granted by the court on October 9, 2013.

Summary Authors

Alice Liu (10/10/2012)

Sihang Zhang (11/8/2016)

Eva Richardson (12/2/2018)

People

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Judge(s)

Rothstein, Barbara Jacobs (Washington)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Byrd, Janell M. (District of Columbia)

Davis, Danielle (District of Columbia)

Gold, Andrea R. (District of Columbia)

Lieder, Michael D. (District of Columbia)

Mehri, Cyrus (District of Columbia)

Wilgus Null, Taryn C. (District of Columbia)

Zavareei, Hassan A. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Casey, Thomas A. (Louisiana)

Chess, Laurie M. (Florida)

Judge(s)

Rothstein, Barbara Jacobs (Washington)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Byrd, Janell M. (District of Columbia)

Davis, Danielle (District of Columbia)

Gold, Andrea R. (District of Columbia)

Lieder, Michael D. (District of Columbia)

Mehri, Cyrus (District of Columbia)

Wilgus Null, Taryn C. (District of Columbia)

Zavareei, Hassan A. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Casey, Thomas A. (Louisiana)

Chess, Laurie M. (Florida)

Kern, Tracy E (Louisiana)

Theard, David K. (Louisiana)

Tyler, Richard John (Louisiana)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

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Civil Docket (PACER)

Bush v. Ruth's Chris Steakhouse

Oct. 9, 2013 Docket
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Complaint

Bush v. Ruth's Chris Steakhouse

Oct. 8, 2010 Complaint
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Order Granting Motion to Amend

277 F.R.D. 214

Oct. 12, 2011 Order/Opinion
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First Amended Class Action Complaint

Bush v. Ruth's Chris Steakhouse

Oct. 12, 2011 Complaint
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Scheduling and Class Certification Discovery Order

Bush v. Ruth's Chris Steak House, Inc.

Dec. 19, 2011 Order/Opinion
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Third Amended Class Action Complaint

Bush v. Ruth's Chris Steakhouse

Jan. 26, 2012 Complaint
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Granting in Part and Denying in Part the Plaintiff's Motion to Compel

Bush v. Ruth's Chris Steak House, Inc.

June 18, 2012 Order/Opinion

Docket

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Last updated May 20, 2022, 2:28 a.m.

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COMPLAINT against RUTH'S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE, INC., RUTH'S HOSPITALITY GROUP, INC. ( Filing fee $ 350, receipt number 4616033314) filed by KATHARINE BUSH, MELIA WILDER, SHELLY GOOREVICH. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(td, ) (Entered: 10/12/2010)

1 Civil Cover Sheet

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Oct. 8, 2010 PACER
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RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. All Defendants (Zavareei, Hassan) (Entered: 12/15/2010)

Dec. 15, 2010 PACER
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MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer or Otherwise Respond by RUTH'S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE, INC., RUTH'S HOSPITALITY GROUP, INC. (Tyler, Richard) (Entered: 12/20/2010)

Dec. 20, 2010 PACER
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Affirmative Defenses and ANSWER to 1 Complaint by RUTH'S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE, INC., RUTH'S HOSPITALITY GROUP, INC..(Tyler, Richard) (Entered: 01/28/2011)

Jan. 28, 2011 RECAP
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Corporate Disclosure Statement by RUTH'S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE, INC., RUTH'S HOSPITALITY GROUP, INC.. (Tyler, Richard) (Entered: 01/28/2011)

Jan. 28, 2011 PACER
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ORDER for Initial Scheduling Conference set for 3/14/2011 10:30 AM in Courtroom 16 before Judge Reggie B. Walton. (mpt, ) (Entered: 02/01/2011)

Feb. 1, 2011 PACER
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GENERAL ORDER AND GUIDELINES FOR CIVIL CASES. (mpt, ) (Entered: 02/01/2011)

Feb. 1, 2011 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by Janell Maria Byrd on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service)(Byrd, Janell) (Entered: 02/02/2011)

Feb. 2, 2011 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by Cyrus Mehri on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service)(Mehri, Cyrus) (Entered: 02/02/2011)

Feb. 2, 2011 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by Danielle E. Davis on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service)(Davis, Danielle) (Entered: 02/03/2011)

Feb. 3, 2011 PACER
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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Tracy E. Kern, :Firm- Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrre & Dengre, L.L.P., :Address- 201 St. Charles Avenue, 47th Floor, New Orleans, Louisiana 70170-5100. Phone No. - (504) 582-8134. Fax No. - (504) 589-8134 Email- tkern@joneswalker.com by RUTH'S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE, INC. (Tyler, Richard) (Entered: 02/11/2011)

Feb. 11, 2011 PACER
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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Laurie M. Chess, :Firm- Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrre & Dengre, L.L.P., :Address- 601 Brickell Key Drive, Suite 500, Miami, FL 33131. Phone No. - (305) 679-5728. Fax No. - (305) 679-5710 Email- lchess@joneswalker.com by RUTH'S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE, INC., RUTH'S HOSPITALITY GROUP, INC. (Tyler, Richard) (Entered: 02/11/2011)

Feb. 11, 2011 PACER
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MEET AND CONFER STATEMENT. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order Proposed Scheduling Order)(Zavareei, Hassan) (Entered: 03/07/2011)

March 7, 2011 PACER
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STRICKEN PURSUANT TO ORDER FILED 10/12/2011..... MOTION for Partial Summary Judgment by RUTH'S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE, INC. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order, # 2 Appendix Ahuja v. Detica, # 3 Appendix Schuler v. Pricewaterhouse)(Chess, Laurie) Modified inserting the word partial in text on 3/15/2011 (td, ). Modified on 10/13/2011 (dr). (Entered: 03/14/2011)

March 14, 2011 PACER
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ORDER. The parties shall appear before the Court for a further initial scheduling conference at 11:00 a.m. on April 4, 2011. Signed by Judge Reggie B. Walton on 3/14/2011 (lcrbw1). (Entered: 03/14/2011)

March 14, 2011 PACER
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MEET AND CONFER STATEMENT. (Zavareei, Hassan) (Entered: 03/28/2011)

March 28, 2011 PACER
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ENTERED IN ERROR.....MEET AND CONFER STATEMENT. (Chess, Laurie) Modified on 3/29/2011 (td, ). (Entered: 03/28/2011)

March 28, 2011 PACER
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NOTICE of Revised Proposed Scheduling Order by RUTH'S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE, INC., RUTH'S HOSPITALITY GROUP, INC. (td, ) (Entered: 03/29/2011)

March 28, 2011 PACER
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ENTERED IN ERROR.....Memorandum in opposition to re 14 MOTION for Summary Judgment Motion for Partial Summary Judgment filed by KATHARINE BUSH, SHELLY GOOREVICH, MELIA WILDER. (Attachments: # 1 Statement of Facts Plaintiffs' Statement of Genuine Issues of Material Fact, # 2 Text of Proposed Order Proposed Order, # 3 Certificate of Service Certificate of Service)(Mehri, Cyrus) Modified on 4/1/2011 (jf, ). (Entered: 03/31/2011)

March 31, 2011 PACER
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Memorandum in opposition to re 14 MOTION for Summary Judgment Motion for Partial Summary Judgment filed by KATHARINE BUSH, SHELLY GOOREVICH, MELIA WILDER. (Attachments: # 1 Statement of Facts Plaintiffs' Genuine Issues of Material Fact, # 2 Text of Proposed Order Proposed Order, # 3 Certificate of Service Certificate of Service)(Mehri, Cyrus) (Entered: 04/01/2011)

April 1, 2011 PACER
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REPLY to opposition to motion re 14 MOTION for Summary Judgment Motion for Partial Summary Judgment filed by RUTH'S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE, INC.. (Chess, Laurie) (Entered: 04/04/2011)

April 4, 2011 PACER
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SCHEDULING ORDER. This case is assigned to the Court's Standard Track. The parties shall provide their initial disclosures as required by Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(a)(1) on or before April 14, 2011. The parties shall join any additional parties on or before May 6, 2011. The proponent of an expert witness shall disclose the identity and serve any report of that expert witness pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(a)(2) on or before September 16, 2011. The opponent of an expert witness shall respond with the identity of any countering expert witness and provide that expert witness's report pursuant to Rule 26(a)(2) on or before October 14, 2011. Discovery in this case, including expert discovery, shall close on November 18, 2011. Finally, the parties shall appear before the Court for a status conference at 10:00 a.m. on November 18, 2011. Signed by Judge Reggie B. Walton on 4/4/2011 (lcrbw1). (Entered: 04/04/2011)

April 4, 2011 PACER
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MOTION for Leave to File First Amended Class Action Complaint by KATHARINE BUSH, SHELLY GOOREVICH, MELIA WILDER (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A- Plaintiffs First Amended Class Action Complaint, # 2 Exhibit B- Notice of New Parties & Claims)(Byrd, Janell) (Entered: 05/06/2011)

May 6, 2011 PACER
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Memorandum in opposition to re 23 MOTION for Leave to File First Amended Class Action Complaint filed by RUTH'S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Chess, Laurie) (Entered: 05/20/2011)

May 20, 2011 PACER
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REPLY to opposition to motion re 23 MOTION for Leave to File First Amended Class Action Complaint filed by KATHARINE BUSH, SHELLY GOOREVICH, MELIA WILDER. (Zavareei, Hassan) (Entered: 05/31/2011)

May 31, 2011 PACER
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Unopposed MOTION for Leave to File Supplemental Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motion for Leave to File Amended Complaint and Points and Authorities in Support Thereof by RUTH'S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE, INC. (Attachments: # 1 Appendix Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes et al, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Chess, Laurie) (Entered: 06/23/2011)

June 23, 2011 PACER
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SUPPLEMENTAL MEMORANDUM in Opposition to re 23 MOTION for Leave to File First Amended Class Action Complaint filed by RUTH'S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE, INC. (Attachments: # 1 Appendix)(znmw, ) (Entered: 06/27/2011)

June 24, 2011 PACER
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RESPONSE re 27 Supplemental Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Opposition to Plaintiffs Motion for Leave to File Amended Complaint filed by KATHARINE BUSH, SHELLY GOOREVICH, MELIA WILDER. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Mehri, Cyrus) (Entered: 07/08/2011)

July 8, 2011 PACER
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MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney for Danielle E. Davis by KATHARINE BUSH, SHELLY GOOREVICH, MELIA WILDER (Byrd, Janell) (Entered: 08/04/2011)

Aug. 4, 2011 PACER
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NOTICE of Change of Address by Laurie M. Chess (Chess, Laurie) (Entered: 08/04/2011)

Aug. 4, 2011 PACER
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Case reassigned to Judge Barbara Jacobs Rothstein. Judge Reggie B. Walton no longer assigned to the case. (ds) (Entered: 09/01/2011)

Sept. 1, 2011 PACER
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Joint MOTION for Order to Modify the Case Management Schedule by KATHARINE BUSH, SHELLY GOOREVICH, RUTH'S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE, INC., RUTH'S HOSPITALITY GROUP, INC., MELIA WILDER (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Byrd, Janell) (Entered: 09/13/2011)

Sept. 13, 2011 PACER
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ENTERED IN ERROR.....NOTICE of Filing Documents Subject to Protective Order (Motion to Compel) by RUTH'S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE, INC., RUTH'S HOSPITALITY GROUP, INC. (Kern, Tracy) Modified on 9/26/2011 (dr). (Entered: 09/21/2011)

Sept. 21, 2011 PACER
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ORDER granting in part 32 Motion to Modify Case Schedule. Signed by Judge Barbara Jacobs Rothstein on 09/23/2011. (lcbjr2) (Entered: 09/23/2011)

Sept. 23, 2011 PACER
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ENTERED IN ERROR.....NOTICE OF RELATED CASE by All Plaintiffs. Case related to Case No. 11-cv-1251. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C)(Byrd, Janell) Modified on 9/30/2011 (dr). (Entered: 09/29/2011)

Sept. 29, 2011 PACER
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NOTICE OF RELATED CASE by All Plaintiffs. Case related to Case No. 11-cv-01251. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service)(Byrd, Janell) (Main Document 36 replaced on 10/3/2011) (dr) (Entered: 09/30/2011)

Sept. 30, 2011 PACER
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ORDER granting 23 Motion for Leave to File; striking as moot 14 Motion for Summary Judgment. Signed by Judge Barbara Jacobs Rothstein on 10/12/2011. (lcbjr2) (Entered: 10/12/2011)

Oct. 12, 2011 RECAP
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FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT against RUTH'S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE, INC., RUTH'S HOSPITALITY GROUP, INC. filed by KATHARINE BUSH, MELIA WILDER, LADAWN HARRIS-ROBINSON, SHELLY GOOREVICH.(dr) (Entered: 10/13/2011)

Oct. 12, 2011 PACER
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ORDER setting telephonic Discovery Hearing for November 8, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. Signed by Judge Barbara Jacobs Rothstein on 11/7/2011. (lcbjr2) (Entered: 11/07/2011)

Nov. 7, 2011 PACER
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Consent MOTION for Leave to File Amended Complaint by KATHARINE BUSH, SHELLY GOOREVICH, LADAWN HARRIS-ROBINSON, MELIA WILDER (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, Second Amended Class Action Complaint, # 3 Text of Proposed Order)(Byrd, Janell) (Entered: 11/08/2011)

Nov. 8, 2011 PACER
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ORDER regarding November 8, 2011 discovery hearing. Signed by Judge Barbara Jacobs Rothstein on 11/9/2011. (lcbjr2) (Entered: 11/09/2011)

Nov. 9, 2011 PACER
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ORDER granting 40 Motion for Leave to File Second Amended Complaint. Signed by Judge Barbara Jacobs Rothstein on 11/9/2011. (lcbjr2) (Entered: 11/09/2011)

Nov. 9, 2011 PACER
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SECOND AMENDED COMPLAINT against RCSH MANAGEMENT, INC., RCSH OPERATIONS, LLC filed by MELIA WILDER, LADAWN HARRIS-ROBINSON, KATHARINE BUSH, SHELLY GOOREVICH.(dr) (Entered: 11/10/2011)

Nov. 9, 2011 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by Taryn Null on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Null, Taryn) (Entered: 11/10/2011)

Nov. 10, 2011 PACER
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WAIVER OF SERVICE by MELIA WILDER, LADAWN HARRIS-ROBINSON, KATHARINE BUSH, SHELLY GOOREVICH. RCSH MANAGEMENT, INC. waiver sent on 11/10/2011, answer due 1/9/2012. (Null, Taryn) (Entered: 11/11/2011)

Nov. 11, 2011 PACER
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WAIVER OF SERVICE by MELIA WILDER, LADAWN HARRIS-ROBINSON, KATHARINE BUSH, SHELLY GOOREVICH. RCSH OPERATIONS, LLC waiver sent on 11/10/2011, answer due 1/9/2012. (Null, Taryn) (Entered: 11/11/2011)

Nov. 11, 2011 PACER
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ANSWER to Complaint and Affirmative Defenses to Second Amended Class Action Complaint by RUTH'S HOSPITALITY GROUP, INC..(Chess, Laurie) (Entered: 11/14/2011)

Nov. 14, 2011 PACER
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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- David K. Theard, :Firm- Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrere & Denegre, LLP, :Address- 201 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70170. Phone No. - 504-582-8402. Fax No. - 504-589-8402 by RCSH MANAGEMENT, INC., RCSH OPERATIONS, LLC, RUTH'S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE, INC., RUTH'S HOSPITALITY GROUP, INC. (Tyler, Richard) (Entered: 11/15/2011)

Nov. 15, 2011 PACER
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MEET AND CONFER STATEMENT. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit 1, # 2 Text of Proposed Order Revised Proposed Scheduling Order, # 3 Certificate of Service Certificate of Service)(Null, Taryn) (Entered: 11/23/2011)

Nov. 23, 2011 PACER
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STANDING ORDER applicable to case going forward. Signed by Judge Barbara Jacobs Rothstein on 12/5/11. (lcbjr2) (Entered: 12/05/2011)

Dec. 5, 2011 PACER
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PROTECTIVE ORDER setting forth procedures for disclosure of confidential material. Signed by Judge Barbara Jacobs Rothstein on 12/13/11. (lcbjr2) (Entered: 12/13/2011)

Dec. 13, 2011 PACER
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SCHEDULING AND CLASS CERTIFICATION DISCOVERY ORDER. Signed by Judge Barbara Jacobs Rothstein on 12/19/11. (lcbjr2) (Entered: 12/19/2011)

Dec. 19, 2011 PACER
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MOTION for Leave to File Third Amended Complaint by KATHARINE BUSH, SHELLY GOOREVICH, LADAWN HARRIS-ROBINSON, MELIA WILDER (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, Third Amended Class Action Complaint, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Byrd, Janell) (Entered: 01/26/2012)

Jan. 26, 2012 PACER
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ORDER granting 53 Motion to File Third Amended Complaint. Signed by Judge Barbara Jacobs Rothstein on 2/15/12. (lcbjr2) (Entered: 02/15/2012)

Feb. 15, 2012 PACER
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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Thomas A. Casey, :Firm- Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrre & Dengre, L.L.P, :Address- 201 St. Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70170 49th Floor. Phone No. - 504-582-8294. Fax No. - 504-582-8011 by RCSH MANAGEMENT, INC., RCSH OPERATIONS, LLC, RUTH'S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE, INC., RUTH'S HOSPITALITY GROUP, INC. (Tyler, Richard) (Entered: 02/15/2012)

Feb. 15, 2012 PACER
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THIRD AMENDED COMPLAINT against RCSH MANAGEMENT, INC., RCSH OPERATIONS, LLC, RUTH'S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE, INC., RUTH'S HOSPITALITY GROUP, INC. filed by MELIA WILDER, LADAWN HARRIS-ROBINSON, AMY FISCHER, KATHARINE BUSH, SHELLY GOOREVICH.(dr) (Entered: 02/16/2012)

Feb. 15, 2012 PACER
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Joint MOTION to Modify the Scheduling and Class Certification Discovery Order by KATHARINE BUSH, AMY FISCHER, SHELLY GOOREVICH, LADAWN HARRIS-ROBINSON, RCSH MANAGEMENT, INC., RCSH OPERATIONS, LLC, RUTH'S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE, INC., RUTH'S HOSPITALITY GROUP, INC., MELIA WILDER (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Tyler, Richard) (Entered: 02/29/2012)

Feb. 29, 2012 PACER
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ORDER granting 57 Motion to Modify Scheduling and Class Certification Discovery Order. Signed by Judge Barbara Jacobs Rothstein on 3/1/12. (lcbjr2) (Entered: 03/01/2012)

March 1, 2012 PACER
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ANSWER to 56 Amended Complaint by RCSH MANAGEMENT, INC., RCSH OPERATIONS, LLC, RUTH'S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE, INC., RUTH'S HOSPITALITY GROUP, INC.. Related document: 56 Amended Complaint filed by MELIA WILDER, AMY FISCHER, KATHARINE BUSH, LADAWN HARRIS-ROBINSON, SHELLY GOOREVICH.(Tyler, Richard) (Entered: 03/05/2012)

March 5, 2012 PACER
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MOTION to Compel Production of Data and Related Documents by KATHARINE BUSH, AMY FISCHER, SHELLY GOOREVICH, LADAWN HARRIS-ROBINSON, MELIA WILDER (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order, # 2 Exhibit 1, # 3 Exhibit 2, # 4 Exhibit 3, # 5 Exhibit 4, # 6 Exhibit 5, # 7 Exhibit 6, # 8 Exhibit 7, # 9 Exhibit 8, # 10 Exhibit 9, # 11 Exhibit 10, # 12 Exhibit 11, # 13 Exhibit 12)(Byrd, Janell) (Entered: 04/20/2012)

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April 20, 2012 RECAP
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Memorandum in opposition to re 60 MOTION to Compel Production of Data and Related Documents filed by RUTH'S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order, # 2 Appendix Clayton v. Vanguard Car Rental, # 3 Appendix Farahmand v. Jamshidi, et al)(Tyler, Richard) (Entered: 05/04/2012)

May 4, 2012 PACER
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REPLY to opposition to motion re 60 MOTION to Compel Production of Data and Related Documents filed by KATHARINE BUSH, AMY FISCHER, SHELLY GOOREVICH, LADAWN HARRIS-ROBINSON, MELIA WILDER. (Byrd, Janell) (Entered: 05/07/2012)

May 7, 2012 PACER
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MOTION to Compel by KATHARINE BUSH, AMY FISCHER, SHELLY GOOREVICH, LADAWN HARRIS-ROBINSON, MELIA WILDER (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Andrea Gold, # 2 Declaration of Marc Bendick, # 3 Text of Proposed Order)(Zavareei, Hassan) (Entered: 05/09/2012)

1 Declaration of Andrea Gold

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2 Declaration of Marc Bendick

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3 Text of Proposed Order

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May 9, 2012 PACER
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ORDER denying 60 the plaintiffs' motion to compel. Signed by Judge Barbara Jacobs Rothstein on 5/11/12.(lcbjr2) (Entered: 05/11/2012)

May 11, 2012 PACER
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Memorandum in opposition to re 63 MOTION to Compel filed by RCSH MANAGEMENT, INC., RCSH OPERATIONS, LLC, RUTH'S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE, INC., RUTH'S HOSPITALITY GROUP, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Exhibit F, # 7 Exhibit Caselaw)(Chess, Laurie) (Entered: 05/16/2012)

May 16, 2012 PACER
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ORDER granting in part and denying in part 63 Plaintiffs' Motion to Compel. Signed by Judge Barbara Jacobs Rothstein on 6/18/12.(lcbjr2) (Entered: 06/18/2012)

June 18, 2012 PACER
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MEMORANDUM AND OPINION granting in part and denying in part 63 Plaintiffs' Motion to Compel. Signed by Judge Barbara Jacobs Rothstein on 6/18/12.(lcbjr2) (Entered: 06/18/2012)

June 18, 2012 RECAP
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TRANSCRIPT OF PROCEEDINGS before Judge Barbara Jacobs Rothstein held on 11-8-11; Page Numbers: 1-20. Date of Issuance:6-19-12. Court Reporter/Transcriber Lisa M. Foradori, Telephone number 202-354-3269, Court Reporter Email Address : L4dori@hotmail.com.For the first 90 days after this filing date, the transcript may be viewed at the courthouse at a public terminal or purchased from the court reporter referenced above. After 90 days, the transcript may be accessed via PACER. Other transcript formats, (multi-page, condensed, CD or ASCII) may be purchased from the court reporter.NOTICE RE REDACTION OF TRANSCRIPTS: The parties have twenty-one days to file with the court and the court reporter any request to redact personal identifiers from this transcript. If no such requests are filed, the transcript will be made available to the public via PACER without redaction after 90 days. The policy, which includes the five personal identifiers specifically covered, is located on our website at ww.dcd.uscourts.gov. Redaction Request due 7/10/2012. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 7/20/2012. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 9/17/2012.(Hand, Lisa) (Entered: 06/19/2012)

June 19, 2012 PACER
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Joint MOTION to Modify the Scheduling Order by KATHARINE BUSH, AMY FISCHER, SHELLY GOOREVICH, LADAWN HARRIS-ROBINSON, MELIA WILDER (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Null, Taryn) (Entered: 06/21/2012)

June 21, 2012 PACER
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ORDER granting 69 Joint Motion to Modify the Scheduling Order. Signed by Judge Barbara Jacobs Rothstein on 6/22/12.(lcbjr2) (Entered: 06/25/2012)

June 25, 2012 PACER
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MOTION to Modify December 19, 2011 Order to Include Discovery of Computerized Data for Manager and Assistant Manager Positions by KATHARINE BUSH, AMY FISCHER, SHELLY GOOREVICH, LADAWN HARRIS-ROBINSON, MELIA WILDER (Attachments: # 1 Declaration Marc Bendick, Jr., Ph.D, # 2 Declaration Taryn Wilgus Null, # 3 Text of Proposed Order)(Zavareei, Hassan) (Entered: 09/14/2012)

Sept. 14, 2012 PACER
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Memorandum in opposition to re 71 MOTION to Modify December 19, 2011 Order to Include Discovery of Computerized Data for Manager and Assistant Manager Positions Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motion for Modification of December 19, 2011 Order filed by RCSH MANAGEMENT, INC., RCSH OPERATIONS, LLC, RUTH'S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE, INC., RUTH'S HOSPITALITY GROUP, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E)(Kern, Tracy) (Entered: 09/26/2012)

Sept. 26, 2012 PACER
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REPLY to opposition to motion re 71 MOTION to Modify December 19, 2011 Order to Include Discovery of Computerized Data for Manager and Assistant Manager Positions filed by KATHARINE BUSH, AMY FISCHER, SHELLY GOOREVICH, LADAWN HARRIS-ROBINSON, MELIA WILDER. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Taryn Wilgus Null)(Zavareei, Hassan) (Entered: 10/01/2012)

Oct. 1, 2012 PACER
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MOTION for Leave to File Surreply Memorandum in Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motion for Modification by RUTH'S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE, INC. (Attachments: # 1 Surreply)(Kern, Tracy) (Entered: 10/05/2012)

Oct. 5, 2012 PACER
75

ORDER denying 71 Motion to Modify; denying 74 Motion for Leave to File. Signed by Judge Barbara Jacobs Rothstein on 10/9/2012. (lcbjr1) (Entered: 10/09/2012)

Oct. 9, 2012 PACER
76

Joint MOTION to Modify the Scheduling Order by KATHARINE BUSH, AMY FISCHER, SHELLY GOOREVICH, LADAWN HARRIS-ROBINSON, MELIA WILDER (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Zavareei, Hassan) (Entered: 03/22/2013)

March 22, 2013 PACER
77

ORDER granting 76 Parties' Joint Consent Motion to Modify the Scheduling Order. Signed by Judge Barbara Jacobs Rothstein on 3/22/13. lcbjr2) (Entered: 03/22/2013)

March 22, 2013 PACER
78

MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages by KATHARINE BUSH, AMY FISCHER, SHELLY GOOREVICH, MELIA WILDER (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Zavareei, Hassan) (Entered: 04/22/2013)

April 22, 2013 PACER
79

Consent MOTION for Leave to File Under Seal by KATHARINE BUSH, AMY FISCHER, SHELLY GOOREVICH, MELIA WILDER (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Zavareei, Hassan) (Entered: 04/24/2013)

April 24, 2013 PACER
80

NOTICE of Filing Motion for Class Certification and Appointment of Class Counsel Under Seal by KATHARINE BUSH, AMY FISCHER, SHELLY GOOREVICH, MELIA WILDER (Zavareei, Hassan) (Entered: 04/24/2013)

April 24, 2013 PACER
81

NOTICE of Appearance by Michael D. Lieder on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Lieder, Michael) (Entered: 04/24/2013)

April 24, 2013 PACER
82

LODGED SEALED DOCUMENT filed by KATHARINE BUSH, AMY FISCHER, SHELLY GOOREVICH, LADAWN HARRIS-ROBINSON. (This document is SEALED and only available to authorized persons.) (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order, # 2 Declaration A. Gold, # 3 Exhibit 1, # 4 Exhibit 2, # 5 Exhibit 3, # 6 Exhibit 4, # 7 Exhibit 5, # 8 Exhibit 6, # 9 Exhibit 7, # 10 Exhibit 8, # 11 Exhibit 9, # 12 Exhibit 10, # 13 Exhibit 11, # 14 Exhibit 12, # 15 Exhibit 13, # 16 Exhibit 14, # 17 Exhibit 15, # 18 Exhibit 16, # 19 Exhibit 17, # 20 Exhibit 18, # 21 Exhibit 19, # 22 Exhibit 20, # 23 Exhibit 21, # 24 Exhibit 22, # 25 Exhibit 23, # 26 Exhibit 24, # 27 Exhibit 25, # 28 Exhibit 26, # 29 Exhibit 27, # 30 Exhibit 28, # 31 Exhibit 29, # 32 Exhibit 30, # 33 Exhibit 31, # 34 Exhibit 33, # 35 Exhibit 34, # 36 Exhibit 35, # 37 Exhibit 36, # 38 Exhibit 37, # 39 Exhibit 38, # 40 Exhibit 39, # 41 Exhibit 40, # 42 Exhibit 41, # 43 Exhibit 42, # 44 Exhibit 43, # 45 Exhibit 44, # 46 Exhibit 45)(ztd, ) (Entered: 04/26/2013)

April 24, 2013 PACER
83

LODGED SEALED (ADDITIONAL ATTACHMENTS) DOCUMENT filed by KATHARINE BUSH, AMY FISCHER, SHELLY GOOREVICH, LADAWN HARRIS-ROBINSON. re 82 Lodged Sealed Document,,,, filed by AMY FISCHER, KATHARINE BUSH, LADAWN HARRIS-ROBINSON, SHELLY GOOREVICH. (This document is SEALED and only available to authorized persons.) (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit C, # 2 Exhibit D, # 3 Exhibit E, # 4 Exhibit F, # 5 Exhibit G, # 6 Exhibit H, # 7 Exhibit I, # 8 Exhibit J, # 9 Exhibit K, # 10 Exhibit L)(ztd, ) (Entered: 04/26/2013)

April 24, 2013 PACER
84

Unopposed MOTION to Modify the Scheduling Order by RCSH MANAGEMENT, INC., RCSH OPERATIONS, LLC, RUTH'S HOSPITALITY GROUP, INC. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Kern, Tracy) (Entered: 05/13/2013)

May 13, 2013 PACER
85

Unopposed MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages by RCSH MANAGEMENT, INC., RCSH OPERATIONS, LLC, RUTH'S HOSPITALITY GROUP, INC. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Kern, Tracy) (Entered: 06/04/2013)

June 4, 2013 PACER
86

Consent MOTION for Leave to File Opposition to Plaintiff's Motion for Class Certification and Appointment of Class Counsel Under Seal by RCSH MANAGEMENT, INC., RCSH OPERATIONS, LLC, RUTH'S HOSPITALITY GROUP, INC. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Theard, David) (Entered: 06/07/2013)

June 7, 2013 PACER
87

NOTICE of Filing Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motion for Class Certification Under Seal by RCSH MANAGEMENT, INC., RCSH OPERATIONS, LLC, RUTH'S HOSPITALITY GROUP, INC. (Theard, David) (Entered: 06/07/2013)

June 7, 2013 PACER
88

MOTION in Limine to Exclude Plaintiffs' Designated Expert, Kathleen Lundquist, and Daubert Motion by RCSH MANAGEMENT, INC., RCSH OPERATIONS, LLC, RUTH'S HOSPITALITY GROUP, INC. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Text of Proposed Order)(Theard, David) (Entered: 06/07/2013)

June 7, 2013 PACER
89

SEALED DOCUMENT (Opposition) filed by RCSH MANAGEMENT, INC., RCSH OPERATIONS, LLC, RUTH'S HOSPITALITY GROUP, INC.. (This document is SEALED and only available to authorized persons.)(ztd, ) (Entered: 06/12/2013)

June 7, 2013 PACER
90

SEALED DOCUMENT (Large Additional Attachments Part 1 Exhibit of exhibit 1) filed by RCSH MANAGEMENT, INC., RCSH OPERATIONS, LLC, RUTH'S HOSPITALITY GROUP, INC.. re 89 Sealed Document filed by RCSH MANAGEMENT, INC., RCSH OPERATIONS, LLC, RUTH'S HOSPITALITY GROUP, INC.. (This document is SEALED and only available to authorized persons.)(ztd, ) Modified on 6/13/2013 (ztd, ). (Entered: 06/13/2013)

June 7, 2013 PACER
91

SEALED DOCUMENT (Large Additional Attachments Part 2 of Exhibit 1) filed by RCSH MANAGEMENT, INC., RCSH OPERATIONS, LLC, RUTH'S HOSPITALITY GROUP, INC.. re 89 Sealed Document filed by RCSH MANAGEMENT, INC., RCSH OPERATIONS, LLC, RUTH'S HOSPITALITY GROUP, INC.. (This document is SEALED and only available to authorized persons.)(ztd, ) Modified on 6/13/2013 (ztd, ). (Entered: 06/13/2013)

June 7, 2013 PACER
92

SEALED DOCUMENT(Large Additional Attachments Part 3 of Exhibit 1) filed by RCSH MANAGEMENT, INC., RCSH OPERATIONS, LLC, RUTH'S HOSPITALITY GROUP, INC.. re 89 Sealed Document filed by RCSH MANAGEMENT, INC., RCSH OPERATIONS, LLC, RUTH'S HOSPITALITY GROUP, INC.. (This document is SEALED and only available to authorized persons.)(ztd, ) Modified on 6/13/2013 (ztd, ). (Entered: 06/13/2013)

June 7, 2013 PACER
93

SEALED DOCUMENT (Large Additional Attachments Part 4 of Exhibit 1) filed by RCSH MANAGEMENT, INC., RCSH OPERATIONS, LLC, RUTH'S HOSPITALITY GROUP, INC.. re 89 Sealed Document filed by RCSH MANAGEMENT, INC., RCSH OPERATIONS, LLC, RUTH'S HOSPITALITY GROUP, INC.. (This document is SEALED and only available to authorized persons.)(ztd, ) Modified on 6/13/2013 (ztd, ). (Entered: 06/13/2013)

June 7, 2013 PACER
94

SEALED DOCUMENT (Large Additional Attachments Part 5 of Exhibit 1) filed by RCSH MANAGEMENT, INC., RCSH OPERATIONS, LLC, RUTH'S HOSPITALITY GROUP, INC.. re 89 Sealed Document filed by RCSH MANAGEMENT, INC., RCSH OPERATIONS, LLC, RUTH'S HOSPITALITY GROUP, INC.. (This document is SEALED and only available to authorized persons.)(ztd, ) Modified on 6/13/2013 (ztd, ). (Entered: 06/13/2013)

June 7, 2013 PACER
95

SEALED DOCUMENT (Large Additional Attachments Part 6 of Exhibit 1) filed by RCSH MANAGEMENT, INC., RCSH OPERATIONS, LLC, RUTH'S HOSPITALITY GROUP, INC.. re 89 Sealed Document filed by RCSH MANAGEMENT, INC., RCSH OPERATIONS, LLC, RUTH'S HOSPITALITY GROUP, INC.. (This document is SEALED and only available to authorized persons.)(ztd, ) Modified on 6/13/2013 (ztd, ). (Entered: 06/13/2013)

June 7, 2013 PACER
96

SEALED DOCUMENT(Large Additional Attachments Exhibit 2) filed by RCSH MANAGEMENT, INC., RCSH OPERATIONS, LLC, RUTH'S HOSPITALITY GROUP, INC.. re 89 Sealed Document filed by RCSH MANAGEMENT, INC., RCSH OPERATIONS, LLC, RUTH'S HOSPITALITY GROUP, INC.. (This document is SEALED and only available to authorized persons.)(ztd, . (Entered: 06/13/2013)

June 7, 2013 PACER
97

SEALED DOCUMENT (Exhibit 3 Main Document) filed by RCSH MANAGEMENT, INC., RCSH OPERATIONS, LLC, RUTH'S HOSPITALITY GROUP, INC.. re 89 Sealed Document filed by RCSH MANAGEMENT, INC., RCSH OPERATIONS, LLC, RUTH'S HOSPITALITY GROUP, INC.. (This document is SEALED and only available to authorized persons.) (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 4, # 2 Exhibit 5, # 3 Exhibit 6)(ztd, ) (Entered: 06/13/2013)

June 7, 2013 PACER
98

SEALED DOCUMENT (Exhibit 7 Main Document) filed by RCSH MANAGEMENT, INC., RCSH OPERATIONS, LLC, RUTH'S HOSPITALITY GROUP, INC.. re 89 Sealed Document filed by RCSH MANAGEMENT, INC., RCSH OPERATIONS, LLC, RUTH'S HOSPITALITY GROUP, INC.. (This document is SEALED and only available to authorized persons.) (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 8, # 2 Exhibit 9)(ztd, ) (Entered: 06/13/2013)

June 7, 2013 PACER
99

SEALED DOCUMENT (Exhibit 10 Main Document) filed by RCSH MANAGEMENT, INC., RCSH OPERATIONS, LLC, RUTH'S HOSPITALITY GROUP, INC.. re 89 Sealed Document filed by RCSH MANAGEMENT, INC., RCSH OPERATIONS, LLC, RUTH'S HOSPITALITY GROUP, INC.. (This document is SEALED and only available to authorized persons.) (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 11, # 2 Exhibit 12)(ztd, ) (Entered: 06/13/2013)

June 7, 2013 PACER
100

SEALED DOCUMENT (Exhibit 13 Main Document) filed by RCSH MANAGEMENT, INC., RCSH OPERATIONS, LLC, RUTH'S HOSPITALITY GROUP, INC.. re 89 Sealed Document filed by RCSH MANAGEMENT, INC., RCSH OPERATIONS, LLC, RUTH'S HOSPITALITY GROUP, INC.. (This document is SEALED and only available to authorized persons.) (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 14, # 2 Exhibit 15)(ztd, ) (Entered: 06/13/2013)

June 7, 2013 PACER

State / Territory: District of Columbia

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Key Dates

Filing Date: Oct. 8, 2010

Closing Date: Oct. 9, 2013

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Plaintiffs are former female employees of Ruth's Chris Steak House.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Denied

Defendants

Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Inc. (Heathrow), Private Entity/Person

Defendant Type(s):

Retailer

Case Details

Causes of Action:

State law

Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), 29 U.S.C. §§ 621 et seq.

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

State Anti-Discrimination Law

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Mixed

Nature of Relief:

Unknown

Source of Relief:

Unknown

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Pattern or Practice

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Discipline

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Hiring

Pay / Benefits

Promotion

Testing

Training

Discrimination-basis:

Age discrimination

Pregnancy discrimination

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits