Case: Shields v. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts US

2:10-cv-05810 | U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

Filed Date: May 21, 2010

Closed Date: 2015

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Case Summary

On May 21, 2010, two annual pass holders at Disneyland in Anaheim, on behalf of themselves and others similarly situated, filed a lawsuit in the Superior Court of California for the County of Los Angeles, against Walt Disney Parks and Resorts US, Inc., and related companies (Disney), under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. §12131, et seq. (ADA), the Unruh Civil Rights Act, California Civil Code §51, et seq., and the California Disabled Persons Act, California Civil Cod…

On May 21, 2010, two annual pass holders at Disneyland in Anaheim, on behalf of themselves and others similarly situated, filed a lawsuit in the Superior Court of California for the County of Los Angeles, against Walt Disney Parks and Resorts US, Inc., and related companies (Disney), under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. §12131, et seq. (ADA), the Unruh Civil Rights Act, California Civil Code §51, et seq., and the California Disabled Persons Act, California Civil Code §54 et seq. (CDPA). The initial complaint identified eight separate classes of blind and visually impaired plaintiffs it alleged that Disney had discriminated against in distinct ways, including: the Disney Character Class, who were patrons of a Disney Park and were allegedly denied an equal opportunity to interact with costumed Disney employees; the Signage Class, who were alleged discriminated against by Disney's failure to provide signage, menus, and schedules in an accessible format; the Map class, who were likewise denied maps in an accessible alternative format; the Kennel Class, who either had to pay a fee to kennel their service animals at a Disney Park or were deterred from visiting because they would have to pay a kennel fee; the Audio Description Device Class, who used or attempted to use an audio device provided by Disney at one of its parks and were denied full use and enjoyment of the device; the Companion Ticket Class, who had to pay an additional admission fee for a companion or aide; the Plaintiff Parade Class, who allegedly were excluded from preferential locations during parades at Disney Parks; and the Locker Class, who were allegedly unable to use the lockers provided at Disney Parks because of the lack of accommodations provided.

On August 5, 2010, Disney filed a Notice of Removal, and the case was removed to United States District Court for the Central District of California. Because the case was brought under a federal cause of action, the ADA, the federal court had original subject matter jurisdiction over the case.

On September 10, the court accepted a First Amended Complaint, which added Disney Online, Inc. as a defendant, and two additional classes of plaintiffs: the Website Class, allegedly discriminated against by Disney's failure to make websites it owned and operated accessible to the blind and visually impaired; and the Parking Class, alleging that Disney had failed to comply with ADA guidelines for parking accommodations. The complaint also expanded the membership of the Kennel Class to include patrons who were allegedly discriminated against by Disney's locating of kennels outside of park entrances, rather than at ride entrances, and its refusal, in the absence of such kennels, to allow patrons to tie service animals up at ride entrances. The complaint estimated that total membership of the various classes was at least in the thousands, and argued that class action was therefore necessary as joinder of all members would be impracticable.

On April 15, 2011, Magistrate Judge John E. McDermott voluntarily recused himself from the case, citing personal knowledge of evidentiary facts at issue, after the Plaintiffs had filed a Motion to Disqualify him on the grounds that he had previously represented a key witness for the defense at trial. On April 22 the case was transferred to another Magistrate Judge for any discovery matters referred by the District Judge.

On June 29, 2011, the court (Judge Dolly Gee) issued an Order, granting in part and denying in part the Plaintiff's Motion for Class Certification. Judge Gee held that several subclasses did not meet class action requirements: the proposed Disney Character, Parking, and Locker subclasses were insufficiently large in number; and the claims of members of the Audio Description Device subclass were not sufficiently similar to each other. For these subclasses, the Court dismissed the relevant portions of the complaint without prejudice, allowing the plaintiffs to amend and refile if they chose. The Order granted the Plaintiff's motion with respect to all other proposed classes, certifying them. It held that the named plaintiffs and class council adequately represented the class. Shields v. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts US, Inc., 279 F.R.D. 529 (C.D. Cal. 2011).

On May 4, 2012, the court granted preliminary approval for a proposed class action settlement and allowed the Plaintiffs to file the Second Amended Complaint, which consolidated the ten classes proposed in the previous complaint into four more broadly defined classes that were inclusive of all the prior allegations, thus reinstating the claims dismissed in the June 29, 2011 order. The court granted final approval to a Class Action Settlement, filed January 18, 2013. In that settlement, although Disney did not admit liability, it did agree to substantially modify its practices and to provide accommodations for the Plaintiff classes.

The Settlement uses the class definitions from the Second Amended Complaint, and provides specific accommodations for each class:

  1. The Website Class, composed of all individuals with visual impairments who have a disability as defined by the ADA, and who had been or will be of their visual disability. Disney agreed to make all the content it produces for the websites it owns and operates accessible to blind and visually impaired users by December 31 2015, with earlier deadlines for specific sites, and with certain narrow exceptions.

  2. The Effective Communication Class, composed of all individuals with visual impairments who were or will be denied equal access to any of the Disney Parks because of the absence of maps, menus, and schedules available in an alternative format, or by the failure to be read in full the maps, menus, or schedules, or by inadequate and inconsistent operation of provided audio descriptions services, or due to Disney's refusal to provide a free or discounted pass to their sighted companion. Disney agreed to provide, by the effective date of the settlement, a telephone service to read current parade and show schedules and to answer questions from customers. Within 90 days of the Settlement, it agreed to have this number included in its "Services for Guests with Disabilities" sheet available at the Disney Parks, and posted on its websites. Disney agreed to provide a similar phone service for its menus. It agreed to provide menus, stationary maps, mobile maps, and other documents in braille. It agreed to train staff on the necessity of fully reading menus and schedules to visually impaired patrons on request. It agreed, in compensation for not providing companion tickets to earlier visitors, to give 200 tickets to specific Disney Parks to one or two 501(c)(3) organizations primarily benefiting blind individuals, to be specified from a provided list by the named plaintiffs. It agreed to enhance its audio description service to make it an effective aid and guide for blind and visually impaired patrons.

  3. The Service Animal Class, consisting of all visually impaired individuals who had been or will be denied equal access to or enjoyment of the Disney Parks because of the fee charged for the use of a kennel for their service animal, or the absence of reasonably-designated service animal relief areas, or the absence of a location to kennel their service animal at attractions that do not allow service animals, or the lack of equal interaction with Disney employees who portray Disney characters because the individuals with visual impairments were accompanied by service animals. Disney agreed to create at least three "designated relief areas" where service animals may defecate at each Disney Park, and to continue to allow service animals to defecate freely anywhere in the parks. It agreed to add information about these areas to the audio description service. It agreed to provide temporary kennels at attractions where service animals cannot be permitted to ride. It agreed to instruct its costumed characters to interact with patrons accompanied by service animals as they would with patrons without service animals.

  4. The Infrastructure Class, including all blind or visually impaired individuals who allegedly were or will be discriminated against by Disney because of physical barriers to access or the lack of reasonable modifications to Disney's policies and practices to permit equal access and enjoyment, including those individuals denied equal access to parade areas and public lockers. Disney agreed to provide, within 6 months of the Settlement date, updated guidelines for its parks providing disabled parade viewing areas to all guests with disabilities requiring preferential viewing as a result of their disability. It agreed to review the current designated areas to consider whether non-parade ambient noise might interfere with patrons' ability to experience the parade. Disney agreed to install five keyed lockers at each park, specifically for blind or visually impaired guests. It agreed to bring the "Pinocchio" parking lot at Disneyland into compliance with ADA guidelines and California law, and to create paths between that lot and an adjoining lot where a tram loading area exists.

The settlement purports to release Disney from all future claims by members of its plaintiff class regarding discrimination and/or lack of equal access under the common law or any state or federal law, arising from Disney's practices or procedures as subsequently modified in accordance with the terms of the Settlement Agreement.

The settlement allows each named Plaintiff a service payment. It granted the Class Council reasonable attorney's fees not to exceed $1,550,000. The final amounts awarded were $15,000 for each of the two named plaintiffs, attorneys' fees of $1,403,500, and costs of $146,500. These amounts were determined by the court.

On January 29, 2013, the court granted final approval to the Class Action Settlement and, as required by the Settlement, dismissed the Plaintiffs' complaint with prejudice.

The settlement concluded in 2015 without any further litigation. The case is now closed.

Summary Authors

Alex Colbert-Taylor (5/31/2013)

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Judge(s)

Gee, Dolly Maizie (California)

McDermott, John E. (California)

Olguin, Fernando Manzano (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Atkinson, Lee Wm (Florida)

Dogali, Andy (Florida)

Feldman, Eugene (California)

Galloway, Lindsay (Florida)

Hohman, Brian A. (Florida)

Uberoi, Barbara Ursula (Florida)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Altieri, James M. (California)

Judge(s)

Gee, Dolly Maizie (California)

McDermott, John E. (California)

Olguin, Fernando Manzano (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Atkinson, Lee Wm (Florida)

Dogali, Andy (Florida)

Feldman, Eugene (California)

Galloway, Lindsay (Florida)

Hohman, Brian A. (Florida)

Uberoi, Barbara Ursula (Florida)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Altieri, James M. (California)

Cohen, Yehonatan (California)

Min, Elena S (California)

Raizman, David H. (California)

Other Attorney(s)

Geffen, David Grant (California)

Rivers, Surisa E (California)

Sidhu, Mehgan (Maryland)

Expert/Monitor/Master

King, Loretta (District of Columbia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

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Docket [PACER]

Shields v. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts US, Inc.

Jan. 29, 2013 Docket
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Notice of Removal of State Court Action under 28 U.S.C. §§ 1331, 1441 (b), and 1446 by Defendants [Includes Complaint]

Shields v. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts US, Inc.

Aug. 5, 2010 Pleading / Motion / Brief
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First Amended Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief

Shields v. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts US, Inc.

Sept. 10, 2010 Complaint
115

Civil Minutes - General

Shields v. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts US, Inc.

April 15, 2011 Order/Opinion
123

Order re: Discovery Motions

Shields v. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts US, Inc.

May 9, 2011 Order/Opinion
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Order re Plaintiffs' Motion for Class Certification

Shields v. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts US, Inc.

279 F.R.D. 529

June 29, 2011 Order/Opinion
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Order re: Discovery Motions

Shields v. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts US, Inc.

Aug. 5, 2011 Order/Opinion
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[Proposed] Order Granting Preliminary Approval to Class Action Settlement, Granting Leave to File Second Amended Complaint, Conditionally Certifying Settlement Classes and Mandating Notice to Class of Final Approval and Fairness Hearing

Shields v. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts US, Inc.

April 23, 2012 Pleading / Motion / Brief
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Class Action Settlement Agreement and Release

Shields v. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts US, Inc.

April 23, 2012 Settlement Agreement
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Order Granting Preliminary Approval to Class Action Settlement, Granting Leave to File Second Amended Complaint, Conditionally Certifying Settlement Classes and Mandating Notice to Class of Final Approval and Fairness Hearing

Shields v. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts US, Inc.

May 4, 2012 Order/Opinion

Docket

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Last updated May 11, 2022, 8 p.m.

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NOTICE OF REMOVAL from Superior Court of CA for the County of Los Angeles, case number BC438241 with CONFORMED FILED copy of summons and class action complaint. Case assigned to Judge Dolly M. Gee, Discovery to Magistrate Judge John E. McDermott. (Filing fee $ 350 PAID. ), filed by Defendants Walt Disney Parks and Resorts US, Inc., Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Worldwide, Inc., The Walt Disney Company.(et) Modified on 8/5/2010 (et). (mg). (Entered: 08/05/2010)

Aug. 5, 2010 RECAP
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NOTICE of Interested Parties filed by Defendants The Walt Disney Company, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts US, Inc., Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (et) (mg). (Entered: 08/05/2010)

Aug. 5, 2010 PACER
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DISCLOSURE STATEMENT filed by Defendants The Walt Disney Company, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts US, Inc., Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (et) (mg). (Entered: 08/05/2010)

Aug. 5, 2010 PACER
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NOTICE OF FILING FEE DUE on Pro Hac Vice Application mailed to attorney A Anderson B Dogali for Plaintiffs Amber Boggs, Cari Shields. Your Pro Hac Vice application has not been received by the court. Please return your completed Application of Non-Resident Attorney to Appear in a Specific Case, form G-64, or a copy of the Notice of Electronic Filing of your application and the $275.00 fee and this notice immediately. Out-of-state federal government attorneys who are not employed by the U.S. Department of Justice are required to file a Pro Hac Vice application; no filing fee is required. (et) (Entered: 08/05/2010)

Aug. 5, 2010 PACER
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NOTICE OF FILING FEE DUE on Pro Hac Vice Application mailed to attorney Brian A Hohman for Plaintiffs Amber Boggs, Cari Shields. Your Pro Hac Vice application has not been received by the court. Please return your completed Application of Non-Resident Attorney to Appear in a Specific Case, form G-64, or a copy of the Notice of Electronic Filing of your application and the $275.00 fee and this notice immediately. Out-of-state federal government attorneys who are not employed by the U.S. Department of Justice are required to file a Pro Hac Vice application; no filing fee is required. (et) (Entered: 08/05/2010)

Aug. 5, 2010 PACER
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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE filed by Defendants The Walt Disney Company, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts US, Inc., Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Worldwide, Inc., of Notice to Adverse Parties and State Court of Removal to Federal Court served on 8/6/10. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Min, Elena) (Entered: 08/06/2010)

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Aug. 6, 2010 PACER
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FIRST STIPULATION Extending Time to Answer the complaint as to Walt Disney Parks and Resorts US, Inc. answer now due 9/10/2010; Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Worldwide, Inc. answer now due 9/10/2010; The Walt Disney Company answer now due 9/10/2010, filed by Defendants Walt Disney Parks and Resorts US, Inc.; Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Worldwide, Inc.; The Walt Disney Company.(Min, Elena) (Entered: 08/10/2010)

Aug. 10, 2010 PACER
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INITIAL STANDING ORDER FOR CASES ASSIGNED TO JUDGE Dolly M. Gee. PLEASE READ THIS ORDER CAREFULLY. IT GOVERNS THIS CASE AND DIFFERS IN SOME RESPECTS FROM THE LOCAL RULES. COUNSEL FOR PLAINTIFFS SHALL SERVE THIS ORDER IMMEDIATELY ON ALL PARTIES AND/OR THEIR COUNSEL, INCLUDING ANY NEW PARTIES TO THE ACTION. IF THIS CASE WAS REMOVED FROM STATE COURT, DEFENDANT WHO REMOVED THE CASE SHALL SERVE THIS ORDER ON ALL OTHER PARTIES. Memoranda of points and authorities shall not exceed 25 pages. See Local; Rule 11-6. All original filings are to be filed electronically pursuant to Local Rule 5-4. Courtesy copies of ALL electronically filed documents MUST be delivered to the courtroom deputy clerk no later than 12:00 p.m. the following business day. (See attached Initial Standing Order for further information). (jp) (Entered: 08/18/2010)

Aug. 18, 2010 PACER
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NOTICE filed by Defendants The Walt Disney Company, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts US, Inc., Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Worldwide, Inc.. of Entry of Initial Standing Order for Cases Assigned to Judge Gee (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Min, Elena) (Entered: 08/19/2010)

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Aug. 19, 2010 PACER
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APPLICATION for attorney Anthony Anderson Benton Dogali to Appear Pro Hac Vice and designating Eugene Feldman as local counsel filed by Plaintiffs Amber Boggs, Cari Shields. (PHV FEE PAID) Lodged Proposed Order. (ir) (Entered: 08/26/2010)

Aug. 23, 2010 PACER
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APPLICATION for attorney Brian A Hohman to Appear Pro Hac Vice and designating Eugene Feldman as local counsel filed by Plaintiffs Amber Boggs, Cari Shields.(PHV FEE PAID) Lodged Proposed Order. (ir) (Entered: 08/26/2010)

Aug. 23, 2010 PACER
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ORDER by Judge Dolly M. Gee granting Application of Non-Resident Attorney Anthony Anderson Benton Dogali to appear on behalf of Plaintiffs Cari Shields and Amber Boggs 10, designating Eugene Feldman as local counsel. (gk) (Entered: 08/30/2010)

Aug. 30, 2010 PACER
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ORDER by Judge Dolly M. Gee granting Application of Non-Resident Attorney Brian Andrew Hohman to appear on behalf of Plaintiffs Cari Shields and Amber Boggs 11, designating Eugene Feldman as local counsel. (gk) (Entered: 08/30/2010)

Aug. 30, 2010 PACER
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Notice of Interested Parties filed by Plaintiff and Class Representative Cari Shields, (Hohman, Brian) (Entered: 09/07/2010)

Sept. 7, 2010 PACER
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NOTICE of Related Case(s) filed by Plaintiff and Class Representative Cari Shields. Related Case(s): BC438241 (Hohman, Brian) (Entered: 09/07/2010)

Sept. 7, 2010 PACER
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FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT 1 against Defendants Walt Disney Parks and Resorts US, Inc., Disney Online, Inc., Does 1-10, Inclusive filed by Plaintiffs Cari Shields, Amber Boggs, Teresa Stockton. (lom) (gk). (Additional attachment(s) added on 9/30/2010: # 1 Issued Summons on the First Amended Complaint as to Disney Online, Inc.) (gk). (Entered: 09/13/2010)

1 Issued Summons on the First Amended Complaint as to Disney Online, Inc.

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Sept. 10, 2010 RECAP
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Amended Notice of Interested Parties filed by Plaintiff and Class Representative Cari Shields, (Hohman, Brian) (Entered: 09/16/2010)

Sept. 16, 2010 RECAP
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ANSWER to First Amended Complaint filed by Defendant Walt Disney Parks and Resorts US, Inc..(Min, Elena) (Entered: 09/29/2010)

Sept. 29, 2010 PACER

21- DAY Summons Issued re First Amended Complaint 16 as to Defendant Disney Online, Inc. (gk)

Sept. 29, 2010 PACER
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ORDER by Judge Dolly M. Gee: Scheduling Conference set for 11/29/2010 11:00 AM.This case has been assigned to the calendar of United States District Judge Dolly M. Gee. The responsibility for the progress of litigation in the federal courts falls not only upon the attorneys in the action, but upon the court as well. In order "to secure the just, speedy, and inexpensive determination of every action," (Fed.R.Civ.P. 1), all counsel are hereby ordered to familiarize themselves with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Local Rules of the Central District of California. (SEE DOCUMENT FOR FURTHER DETAILS). (vv) (Entered: 10/21/2010)

Oct. 21, 2010 PACER
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Joint STIPULATION to Continue Deadline to File Motion for Class Certification from November 4, 2010 to January 14, 2011 filed by Plaintiff and Class Representative Cari Shields. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Hohman, Brian) (Entered: 10/25/2010)

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Oct. 25, 2010 PACER
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OF SERVICE filed by Plaintiff and Class Representative Amber Boggs, Scheduling Conference Order [DOC 19] served on October 26, 2010. (Hohman, Brian) (Entered: 10/26/2010)

Oct. 26, 2010 PACER
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ANSWER to First Amended Complaint filed by Defendant Disney Online, Inc..(Min, Elena) (Entered: 10/27/2010)

Oct. 27, 2010 PACER
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CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT filed by Defendants Disney Online, Inc., Walt Disney Parks and Resorts US, Inc. identifying ABC Enterprises, Inc. and Disney Enterprises, Inc. as Corporate Parent. (Min, Elena) (Entered: 10/27/2010)

Oct. 27, 2010 PACER
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NOTICE of Interested Parties filed by Defendants Disney Online, Inc., Walt Disney Parks and Resorts US, Inc., identifying ABC Enterprises, Inc. and Disney Enterprises, Inc.. (Min, Elena) (Entered: 10/27/2010)

Oct. 27, 2010 PACER
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STIPULATION to Continue Scheduling Conference from 11/29/10 to 12/6/10 filed by Defendants Disney Online, Inc., Walt Disney Parks and Resorts US, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Min, Elena) (Entered: 10/29/2010)

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Oct. 29, 2010 PACER
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ORDER by Judge Dolly M. Gee. Based on the foregoing Joint Stipulation 25 and upon a finding of good cause, that The 11/4/2010 deadline for Plaintiffs to file their Motion for Class Certification is continued until 1/14/2011, with the hearing to be set on or after 2/28/2011. (jp) (Entered: 11/03/2010)

Nov. 2, 2010 PACER
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ORDER by Judge Dolly M. Gee, re Stipulation 25 : Scheduling Conference continued to December 6, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. The parties joint Rule 26(f) Report shall be filed no later than November 22, 2010. (lc) (Entered: 11/04/2010)

Nov. 3, 2010 PACER
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JOINT REPORT Rule 26(f) Discovery Plan ; estimated length of trial 10 days (Plaintiffs' estimate); 7 days (Defendants' estimate), filed by Defendants Disney Online, Inc., Walt Disney Parks and Resorts US, Inc... (Min, Elena) (Entered: 11/23/2010)

Nov. 23, 2010 PACER
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APPLICATION to Substitute attorney Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP in place of attorney Eisenberg Raizman Thurston & Wong LLP filed by Defendant Walt Disney Parks and Resorts US, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Min, Elena) (Entered: 12/03/2010)

1 Proposed Order

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Dec. 3, 2010 PACER
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APPLICATION to Substitute attorney Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP in place of attorney Eisenberg Raizman Thurston & Wong LLP filed by Defendant Disney Online, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Min, Elena) (Entered: 12/03/2010)

1 Proposed Order

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Dec. 3, 2010 PACER
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Second STIPULATION to Continue Deadline for Class Certification Motion from 1/14/11 to 2/14/11 filed by Defendants Disney Online, Inc., Walt Disney Parks and Resorts US, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Min, Elena) (Entered: 12/03/2010)

1 Proposed Order

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Dec. 3, 2010 PACER
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PROOF OF SERVICE Executed by Plaintiff Cari Shields, upon Defendant Service of the Summons and Complaint were executed upon Jennifer Clapp, Paralegal/Authorized to Accept Service for Disney Online, Inc. in compliance with Federal Rules of Civil Procedure by service on a domestic corporation, unincorporated association, or public entity. Original Summons returned. (Hohman, Brian) (Entered: 12/03/2010)

Dec. 3, 2010 PACER
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ORDER by Judge Dolly M. Gee. Having reviewed the Second Joint Stipulation to Continue Deadline on Motion for Class Certification 31 submitted by plaintiffs, on the one hand, and defendants on the other hand, that the deadline for Plaintiffs to file their Motion for Class Certification is continued from 1/14/2011 until 2/14/2011, with the hearing on such Motion to be set on or after 3/30/2011. (jp) (Entered: 12/06/2010)

Dec. 6, 2010 PACER
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ORDER by Judge Dolly M. Gee GRANTING Request for Approval of Substitution of Attorney Elena S Min of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP in place and instead of David H Raizman of Eiesnberg Raizman Thurston & Wong LLP 29 . (jp) (Entered: 12/06/2010)

Dec. 6, 2010 PACER
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ORDER by Judge Dolly M. Gee GRANTING Request for Approval of Substitution of Attorney Elena S Min OF Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP for Disney Online in place and stead of David H Raizman of Eiesnberg Raizman Thurston & Wong LLP 30 . (jp) (Entered: 12/06/2010)

Dec. 6, 2010 PACER
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MINUTES OF Scheduling Conference held before Judge Dolly M. Gee: Court and counsel confer. The Court hereby sets the Final Pretrial Conference for 10/4/2011 02:00 PM before Judge Dolly M. Gee. Bench Trial set for 11/1/2011 08:30 AM before Judge Dolly M. Gee. The Court issues the scheduling and case management order with further deadlines. Counsel are reminded of their obligations and requirements to timely and fully comply with all orders. Court Reporter: Anne Kielwasser. (gk) (Entered: 12/09/2010)

Dec. 6, 2010 PACER
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SCHEDULING AND CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER RE COURT TRIAL by Judge Dolly M. Gee: The Court has scheduled the dates set forth on the last page of this Order after review of the parties' Joint Scheduling Conference Report. Bench Trial set for 11/1/2011 08:30 AM before Judge Dolly M. Gee. Final Pretrial Conference set for 10/4/2011 02:00 PM before Judge Dolly M. Gee. Amended Pleadings and Addition of Parties Cut-Off 1/14/2011. Non-Expert Discovery cut-off 6/28/2011. Motions due by 7/5/2011. Expert Disclosure & Report Deadline 8/2/2011. Rebuttal Expert Disclosure & Report Deadline 8/30/2011. Expert Discovery Cut-Off 9/13/2011. Settlement Conference Completion Date 9/6/2011. Motions in Limine to be filed by 9/13/2011. Opposition to Motions in Limine Filing Deadline 9/20/2011. Class Cert. Motion Cut-Off 2/14/2011. Early Mediation 3/25/2011. Joint Status Report re results of Early Mediation due 4/1/2011. Status Report re Settlement due by 9/13/2011. Proposed Pretrial Conference Order due by 9/23/2011. Pretrial Exhibit Stipulation 9/23/2011. Joint Exhibit List due by 9/23/2011. Witness Lists & Joint Trial Witness Time Estimate Form due by 9/23/2011. Witness Declarations or Marked Depositions 10/11/2011. Proposed Findings of Fact & Conclusions of Law 10/11/2011. Mark Up of Opponent's Proposed Findings of Fact & Conclusions of Law 10/18/2011. (gk) (Entered: 12/09/2010)

Dec. 6, 2010 PACER
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NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION for Leave to Exceed Page Limit filed by Plaintiff Amber Boggs. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Hohman, Brian) (Entered: 01/12/2011)

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Jan. 12, 2011 PACER
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ORDER RE: PLAINTIFF'S MOTION 38 FOR LEAVE TO EXCEED PAGE LIMITS by Judge Dolly M. Gee. Plaintiffs shall have up to and including fifty (50) pages for the memorandum of law in support of their Motion for Class Certification, with Defendants receiving equal pages for their response, in addition to one (1) extra week to respond to Plaintiff's Motion for Class Certification. (vdr) (Entered: 01/19/2011)

Jan. 18, 2011 PACER
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NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION to Withdraw Brian Hohman as Attorney of Record filed by counsel for plaintiff Amber Boggs, Cari Shields, Teresa Stockton. (Dogali, A Anderson) (Entered: 02/07/2011)

Feb. 7, 2011 PACER
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NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION to Certify Class filed by Plaintiffs Amber Boggs, Cari Shields, Teresa Stockton. Motion set for hearing on 4/11/2011 at 09:30 AM before Judge Dolly M. Gee. (Dogali, A Anderson) (Entered: 02/14/2011)

Feb. 14, 2011 PACER
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EXHIBIT A part 1 to MOTION to Certify Class 41 filed by Plaintiffs Amber Boggs, Cari Shields, Teresa Stockton. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A part 2, # 2 Exhibit B part 1, # 3 Exhibit B part 2, # 4 Exhibit C, # 5 Exhibit D, # 6 Exhibit E, # 7 Exhibit F)(Dogali, A Anderson) (Entered: 02/14/2011)

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Feb. 14, 2011 PACER
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EXHIBIT G to MOTION to Certify Class 41 filed by Plaintiffs Amber Boggs, Cari Shields, Teresa Stockton. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit H, # 2 Exhibit I, # 3 Exhibit J, # 4 Exhibit K, # 5 Exhibit L, # 6 Exhibit M, # 7 Exhibit N)(Dogali, A Anderson) (Entered: 02/14/2011)

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Feb. 14, 2011 PACER
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EXHIBIT O to MOTION to Certify Class 41 filed by Plaintiffs Amber Boggs, Cari Shields, Teresa Stockton. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit P, # 2 Exhibit Q, # 3 Exhibit R, # 4 Exhibit S)(Dogali, A Anderson) (Entered: 02/14/2011)

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Feb. 14, 2011 PACER
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NOTICE TO FILER OF DEFICIENCIES in Electronically Filed Documents RE: Notice of motion and Motion for Class Certification 41 . The following error(s) was found: Other error(s) with document(s) are specified below: Proposed order not submitted pursuant to Local Rule 52-4.1. In response to this notice the court may order (1) an amended or correct document to be filed (2) the document stricken or (3) take other action as the court deems appropriate. You need not take any action in response to this notice unless and until the court directs you to do so. (jp) (Entered: 02/17/2011)

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NOTICE TO FILER OF DEFICIENCIES in Electronically Filed Documents RE: Exhibits A-F re motion for Class Certification 42 . The following error(s) was found: Title page is missing. In response to this notice the court may order (1) an amended or correct document to be filed (2) the document stricken or (3) take other action as the court deems appropriate. You need not take any action in response to this notice unless and until the court directs you to do so. (jp) (Entered: 02/17/2011)

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NOTICE TO FILER OF DEFICIENCIES in Electronically Filed Documents RE: Exhibits G-N re Motion for Class Certification 43 . The following error(s) was found: Title page is missing. In response to this notice the court may order (1) an amended or correct document to be filed (2) the document stricken or (3) take other action as the court deems appropriate. You need not take any action in response to this notice unless and until the court directs you to do so. (jp) (Entered: 02/17/2011)

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NOTICE TO FILER OF DEFICIENCIES in Electronically Filed Documents RE: Exhibits O-S re Motion for Class Certification 44 . The following error(s) was found: Title page is missing. In response to this notice the court may order (1) an amended or correct document to be filed (2) the document stricken or (3) take other action as the court deems appropriate. You need not take any action in response to this notice unless and until the court directs you to do so. (jp) (Entered: 02/17/2011)

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ORDER by Clerk re: MOTION to Certify Class 41, Exhibits 42 43 44 . Documents are accepted as filed. Counsel are reminded to follow correct efiling procedures pursuant to Local Rules and General Orders of this Court in the future. (kpa) (Entered: 02/25/2011)

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MINUTE ORDER IN CHAMBERS by Judge Dolly M. Gee RE: Plaintiffs' MOTION 41 for Class Certification. On the Court's own motion, the plaintiff's motion for class certification, currently scheduled for 4/11/2011, is hereby ordered continued to 4/15/2011 at 3:00 PM. (vdr) (Entered: 02/22/2011)

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STIPULATION to Continue Deadlines to Conduct and Report on Early Mediation from March 25, 2011 to April 1, 2011 filed by Defendants Disney Online, Inc., Walt Disney Parks and Resorts US, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Min, Elena) (Entered: 03/01/2011)

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ORDER CONTINUING DEADLINES FOR CONDUCTING AND REPORTING ON EARLY MEDIATION by Judge Dolly M. Gee, re Stipulation 51 . The deadline for the parties to conduct the early mediation in this action is continued from 3/25/2011 until 4/1/2011; and the deadline for the parties to report on the results of the early mediation is continued from 4/1/2011 until 4/8/2011. (vdr) (Entered: 03/02/2011)

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APPLICATION of Non-Resident Attorney Lee Wm. Atkinson to appear on behalf of Plaintiffs Cari Shields, Amber Boggs, and Teresa Stockton, and designating Eugene Feldman as local counsel. (PHV FEE PAID.) Lodged Proposed Order. (gk) (Entered: 03/07/2011)

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ORDER by Judge Dolly M. Gee: granting 53 Application to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Attorney Lee William Atkinson on behalf of Plaintiffs, designating Eugene Feldman as local counsel. (lt) (Entered: 03/07/2011)

March 4, 2011 PACER
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NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION to Compel Production of Documents and Privilege Log filed by Plaintiffs Amber Boggs, Cari Shields, Teresa Stockton. Motion set for hearing on 4/19/2011 at 10:00 AM before Magistrate Judge John E. McDermott. (Dogali, A Anderson) (Entered: 03/22/2011)

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NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION for Protective Order for Motion filed by Defendants Walt Disney Parks and Resorts US, Inc.. Motion set for hearing on 4/19/2011 at 10:00 AM before Judge Dolly M. Gee. (Min, Elena) (Entered: 03/22/2011)

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NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION for Protective Order for Motion and Memo Ps& As In Support Thereof filed by Defendants Walt Disney Parks and Resorts US, Inc.. Motion set for hearing on 4/19/2011 at 10:00 AM before Judge Dolly M. Gee. (Min, Elena) (Entered: 03/22/2011)

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NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION for Protective Order for Decl of Gregory B. Hale In Support Thereof filed by Defendants Walt Disney Parks and Resorts US, Inc.. Motion set for hearing on 4/19/2011 at 10:00 AM before Judge Dolly M. Gee. (Min, Elena) (Entered: 03/22/2011)

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NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION for Protective Order for Decl of Mark Haskell In Support Thereof filed by Defendants Walt Disney Parks and Resorts US, Inc.. Motion set for hearing on 4/19/2011 at 10:00 AM before Judge Dolly M. Gee. (Min, Elena) (Entered: 03/22/2011)

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NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION for Protective Order for Decl of Kristine Theiler In Support Thereof filed by Defendants Walt Disney Parks and Resorts US, Inc.. Motion set for hearing on 4/19/2011 at 10:00 AM before Judge Dolly M. Gee. (Min, Elena) (Entered: 03/22/2011)

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NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION for Protective Order for Decl of David Raizman and Exhs 1-4 In Support Thereof filed by Defendants Walt Disney Parks and Resorts US, Inc.. Motion set for hearing on 4/19/2011 at 10:00 AM before Judge Dolly M. Gee. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhs 1-4 of Raizman's Decl)(Min, Elena) (Entered: 03/22/2011)

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NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION for Protective Order for Defs Proposed Protective Order filed by Defendants Walt Disney Parks and Resorts US, Inc.. Motion set for hearing on 4/19/2011 at 10:00 AM before Judge Dolly M. Gee. (Min, Elena) (Entered: 03/22/2011)

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NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION for Protective Order for Defs Proof of Service in Support of Motion for Protective Order & Supporting Docs filed by Defendants Walt Disney Parks and Resorts US, Inc.. Motion set for hearing on 4/19/2011 at 10:00 AM before Judge Dolly M. Gee. (Min, Elena) (Entered: 03/22/2011)

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EX PARTE APPLICATION to Exceed Page Limitation Unopposed Ex Parte Application and Decl of David Raizman In Support Thereof filed by Defendants Walt Disney Parks and Resorts US, Inc..(Min, Elena) (Entered: 03/22/2011)

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EX PARTE APPLICATION for Order for [Proposed] Order Re Defs Unopposed Ex Parte Appl to Exceed Page Limits, etc. filed by Defendants Walt Disney Parks and Resorts US, Inc..(Min, Elena) (Entered: 03/22/2011)

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JOINT STIPULATION to MOTION to Compel Production of Documents and Privilege Log 55 filed by Plaintiffs Amber Boggs, Cari Shields, Teresa Stockton. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - Scheduling Order, # 2 Exhibit B - Atkinson Declaration, # 3 Exhibit C - Raizman Declaration, # 4 Proposed Order on Motion to Compel Production of Documents and Privilege Log)(Dogali, A Anderson) (Entered: 03/22/2011)

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NOTICE OF ERRATA filed by Plaintiffs Amber Boggs, Cari Shields, Teresa Stockton. correcting MOTION to Compel Production of Documents and Privilege Log 55 (Dogali, A Anderson) (Entered: 03/23/2011)

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NOTICE TO FILER OF DEFICIENCIES in Electronically Filed Documents RE: Proposed Order 65 re Ex Parte Application 64 . The following error(s) was found: This document tendered for the judge's approval should have been submitted as a separate PDF attachment to the Ex Parte Application, document number 64, or a Notice of Lodging. In response to this notice the court may order (1) an amended or correct document to be filed (2) the document stricken or (3) take other action as the court deems appropriate. You need not take any action in response to this notice unless and until the court directs you to do so. (vdr) (Entered: 03/24/2011)

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ORDER GRANTING DEFENDANTS' UNOPPOSED EX PARTE APPLICATION TO EXCEED PAGE LIMITS ON A MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES IN OPPOSITION TO PLAINTIFFS' MOTION FOR CLASS CERTIFICATION by Judge Dolly M. Gee: Upon Defendants' Unopposed Ex Parte Application Of Defendants To Exceed Page Limit On Memorandum Of Points And Authorities In Opposition To Plaintiffs' Motion For Class Certification, and the accompanying Declaration Of David H. Raizman 64, this Court hereby ORDERS that Defendants may file a memorandum of points and authorities in opposition to Plaintiffs' motion for class certification in a length not to exceed 60 pages, exclusive of tables, exhibits and attachments. (gk) (Entered: 03/24/2011)

March 24, 2011 PACER
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NOTICE of Manual Filing filed by Defendants Disney Online, Inc., Walt Disney Parks and Resorts US, Inc. of Evidence Booklet in Support of Defendants' Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motion for Class Certification. (Min, Elena) (Entered: 03/25/2011)

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Defendants' Evidentiary Submission in Opposition to Motion for Class Certification 41 filed by Defendants Disney Online, Inc. and Walt Disney Parks and Resorts US, Inc. (Attachments: Parts 1-23)(kpa) (Entered: 03/30/2011)

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NOTICE OF ERRATA filed by Defendants Disney Online, Inc., Walt Disney Parks and Resorts US, Inc.. correcting Notice of Manual Filing (G-92) 70 (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Mark Jones)(Min, Elena) (Entered: 03/28/2011)

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AMENDED PROOF OF SERVICE filed by Defendants Disney Online, Inc., Walt Disney Parks and Resorts US, Inc., re Notice of Manual Filing (G-92) 70 of Defs Evidentiary Submission in Opposition for Motion for Class Certification served on March 28, 2011. (Min, Elena) (Entered: 03/28/2011)

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OPPOSITION to MOTION to Certify Class 41 filed by Defendants Disney Online, Inc., Walt Disney Parks and Resorts US, Inc.. (Min, Elena) (Entered: 03/28/2011)

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DECLARATION of Elena Min re Response in Opposition to Motion 73 Re Technical Failure of Electronic Case Filing System filed by Defendants Disney Online, Inc., Walt Disney Parks and Resorts US, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1)(Min, Elena) (Entered: 03/28/2011)

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APPENDIX filed by Defendants Disney Online, Inc., Walt Disney Parks and Resorts US, Inc.. Re: Response in Opposition to Motion 73 Of Selected Authorities Cited in Defendants' Opposition to Pltfs' Motion for Class Certification (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D-1, # 5 Exhibit D-2A, # 6 Exhibit D-2B, # 7 Exhibit E, # 8 Exhibit F)(Min, Elena) (Entered: 03/28/2011)

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NOTICE OF ERRATA filed by Defendants Disney Online, Inc., Walt Disney Parks and Resorts US, Inc.. correcting MOTION for Protective Order for Motion and Memo Ps& As In Support Thereof 57 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit)(Min, Elena) (Entered: 03/28/2011)

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March 28, 2011 PACER
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OPPOSITION to MOTION for Protective Order for Motion 56 filed by Plaintiffs Amber Boggs, Cari Shields, Teresa Stockton. (Dogali, A Anderson) (Entered: 03/29/2011)

March 29, 2011 RECAP
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EXPARTE APPLICATION for Extension of Time to File Reply Brief on Certification filed by Plaintiffs' Amber Boggs. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration Lee Wm. Atkinson, # 2 Proposed Order Ex-Parte Application)(Atkinson, Lee) (Entered: 03/30/2011)

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REPLY to Defendants' Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motion for Class Certification filed by Plaintiffs Amber Boggs, Cari Shields, Teresa Stockton. (Dogali, A Anderson) (Entered: 04/04/2011)

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NOTICE TO FILER OF DEFICIENCIES in Electronically Filed Documents RE: MOTION for Protective Order for Motion and Memo Ps& As In Support Thereof 57 . The following error(s) was found: Incorrect event selected. In response to this notice the court may order (1) an amended or correct document to be filed (2) the document stricken or (3) take other action as the court deems appropriate. You need not take any action in response to this notice unless and until the court directs you to do so. (es) (Entered: 04/05/2011)

April 5, 2011 PACER
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ORDER by Clerk of Court The document is accepted as filed. NO ACTION REQUIRED AT THIS TIME RE: Notice of Deficiency in Electronically Filed Documents (G-112), 81 (es) (Entered: 04/05/2011)

April 5, 2011 PACER
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NOTICE TO FILER OF DEFICIENCIES in Electronically Filed Documents RE: MOTION for Protective Order for Decl of Kristine Theiler In Support Thereof 60, MOTION for Protective Order for Decl of Gregory B. Hale In Support Thereof 58, MOTION for Protective Order for Decl of David Raizman and Exhs 1-4 In Support Thereof 61, MOTION for Protective Order for Decl of Mark Haskell In Support Thereof 59 . The following error(s) was found: Incorrect event selected. In response to this notice the court may order (1) an amended or correct document to be filed (2) the document stricken or (3) take other action as the court deems appropriate. You need not take any action in response to this notice unless and until the court directs you to do so. (es) (Entered: 04/05/2011)

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ORDER by Clerk of Court The document is accepted as filed. NO ACTION REQUIRED AT THIS TIME. RE: Notice of Deficiency in Electronically Filed Documents (G-112), 83 (es) (Entered: 04/05/2011)

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NOTICE TO FILER OF DEFICIENCIES in Electronically Filed Documents RE: MOTION for Protective Order for Defs Proposed Protective Order 62 . The following error(s) was found: Incorrect event selected. In response to this notice the court may order (1) an amended or correct document to be filed (2) the document stricken or (3) take other action as the court deems appropriate. You need not take any action in response to this notice unless and until the court directs you to do so. (es) (Entered: 04/05/2011)

April 5, 2011 PACER
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ORDER by Clerk of Court The document is accepted as filed. NO ACTION REQUIRED AT THIS TIME RE: MOTION for Protective Order for Defs Proposed Protective Order 62 (es) (Entered: 04/05/2011)

April 5, 2011 PACER
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NOTICE TO FILER OF DEFICIENCIES in Electronically Filed Documents RE: MOTION for Protective Order for Defs Proof of Service in Support of Motion for Protective Order & Supporting Docs 63 . The following error(s) was found: Incorrect event selected. In response to this notice the court may order (1) an amended or correct document to be filed (2) the document stricken or (3) take other action as the court deems appropriate. You need not take any action in response to this notice unless and until the court directs you to do so. (es) (Entered: 04/05/2011)

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ORDER by Clerk of Court The document is accepted as filed. NO ACTION REQUIRED AT THIS TIME. RE: Notice of Deficiency in Electronically Filed Documents (G-112), 87 (es) (Entered: 04/05/2011)

April 5, 2011 PACER
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REPLY In Support Of MOTION for Protective Order for Motion 56 filed by Defendants Disney Online, Inc., Walt Disney Parks and Resorts US, Inc.. (Min, Elena) (Entered: 04/05/2011)

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ORDER by Judge Dolly M. Gee: granting Ex Parte Application 78 for Extension of Time to File Reply Brief in Support of Plaintiffs' Motion. Plaintiffs are granted leave to file their reply memorandum of points and authorities in support of Plaintiffs Motion for Class Certification on 4/4/2011. (vdr) (Entered: 04/05/2011)

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MEMORANDUM in Opposition to Joint Stipulation Re Discovery Dispute and Pltfs' Motion to Compel and for Sanctions filed by Defendants Disney Online, Inc., Walt Disney Parks and Resorts US, Inc.. (Min, Elena) (Entered: 04/05/2011)

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DECLARATION of Elena S. Min re MEMORANDUM in Opposition to Motion 91 to Motion to Compel and for Sanctions filed by Defendants Disney Online, Inc., Walt Disney Parks and Resorts US, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Min, Elena) (Entered: 04/05/2011)

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NOTICE OF LODGING filed Re Defs Orig Transcript from Depo of Jason Davis in Advance of Hearing re MOTION to Certify Class 41 (Min, Elena) (Entered: 04/06/2011)

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NOTICE OF LODGING filed Re Defs Orig Transcript from Depo of Mark Jones In Advance of Hearing re MOTION to Certify Class 41 (Min, Elena) (Entered: 04/06/2011)

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NOTICE OF LODGING filed Re Defs Certified Copies of Transcripts from Depo of Amber Boggs In Advance of Hearing re MOTION to Certify Class 41 (Min, Elena) (Entered: 04/06/2011)

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NOTICE OF LODGING filed Re Defs Certified Copies of Transcripts from Depo of Cari Shields In Advance of Hearing re MOTION to Certify Class 41 (Min, Elena) (Entered: 04/06/2011)

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NOTICE OF LODGING filed Re Defs Certified Copies of Transcripts from Depo of Teresa Stockton In Advance of Hearing re MOTION to Certify Class 41 (Min, Elena) (Entered: 04/06/2011)

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Defs Index of Offered Deposition Testimony in Opposition to Mtn for Class Certification Pursuant to L.R. 32-1 and 16-2 filed by Defendants Disney Online, Inc., Walt Disney Parks and Resorts US, Inc. re: Response in Opposition to Motion 73 (Min, Elena) (Entered: 04/06/2011)

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NOTICE of Filing the Deposition Transcript of Amber Boggs in Advance of the hearing on Plaintiffs' Motion for Class Certification filed by Plaintiff Amber Boggs, Cari Shields, Teresa Stockton. (Attachments: # 1 Deposition Transcript of Amber Boggs Volume 1, # 2 Deposition Transcript of Amber Boggs Volume 2)(Dogali, A Anderson) (Entered: 04/06/2011)

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State / Territory: California

Case Type(s):

Disability Rights/Public Accommodations

Key Dates

Filing Date: May 21, 2010

Closing Date: 2015

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Two named plaintiffs representing the class of blind or visually impaired patrons and would-be patrons of Disney's parks and resorts, alleging extensive discriminatory practices denying them equal access and enjoyment of the parks.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Disney, Private Entity/Person

Defendant Type(s):

Parks

Transportation

Restaurant

Movie Theater or Other Entertainment facility

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12111 et seq.

State law

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Monetary Relief

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Attorneys fees

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: $1,580,000

Order Duration: 2013 - 2015

Content of Injunction:

Reasonable Accommodation

Discrimination Prohibition

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Follow recruitment, hiring, or promotion protocols

Comply with advertising/recruiting requirements

Provide antidiscrimination training

Implement complaint/dispute resolution process

Goals (e.g., for hiring, admissions)

Issues

General:

Access to public accommodations - privately owned

Barrier Removal

Disparate Impact

Failure to train

Food service / nutrition / hydration

Parking

Phone

Reasonable Accommodations

Reasonable Modifications

Transportation

Discrimination-basis:

Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)

Disability:

Visual impairment

Type of Facility:

Non-government for profit