Case: Chapman v. Dell

1:09-cv-00311 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

Filed Date: Oct. 29, 2008

Closed Date: 2009

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Case Summary

On October 29, 2008, four current and former female employees of Dell, Inc. filed a lawsuit against Dell under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act, and the Fair Labor Standards Act, in the Northern District of California. Plaintiffs sought class action certification for a class of similarly situated female employees company-wide. Represented by private counsel, they sought declaratory and injunctive relief, as well as monetary damages in excess of $500,000,000. Plaint…

On October 29, 2008, four current and former female employees of Dell, Inc. filed a lawsuit against Dell under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act, and the Fair Labor Standards Act, in the Northern District of California. Plaintiffs sought class action certification for a class of similarly situated female employees company-wide. Represented by private counsel, they sought declaratory and injunctive relief, as well as monetary damages in excess of $500,000,000. Plaintiffs alleged, as individual and class action claims, that Dell had engaged in systemic sex and age discrimination perpetrated through discriminatory compensation and placement, discriminatory denials of promotions and pay raises, and discriminatory terminations. Individually, Plaintiffs each alleged retaliation for their complaints to the company regarding gender discrimination. Specifically, two Plaintiffs claimed that they were maliciously denied bonuses and targeted for the company's April 2008 mass layoffs, when they were terminated while the company retained less qualified men. The two other Plaintiffs claimed Dell failed to provide them with equal pay or promote them.

On November 13, 2008, Dell requested the case be transferred to the Western District of Texas. Dell argued that an ongoing case in that jurisdiction (Hubley v. Dell, Inc., EE-TX-0463 on this site) was filed by a different class representative whose similar putative class action claims encompassed the claims in the instant case. Each of the Plaintiffs in Chapman were also subject to a forum selection clause in their employment agreement that required all arbitration to be conducted in the Western District of Texas. On December 17, 2008, all parties agreed to transfer the case.

(Plaintiffs subsequently requested that Hubley v. Dell be stayed until the outcome of the instant case. This motion was never ruled on.)

On May 20, 2009, the parties informed the court that a settlement had been reached. On July 13, 2009, the court granted Plaintiffs' request to dismiss the case with prejudice. The settlement agreement is not available.

Summary Authors

Jennifer Gitter (3/13/2013)

Related Cases

Hubley v. Dell, Western District of Texas (2008)

People

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Judge(s)

Nowlin, James Robertson (Texas)

Patel, Marilyn Hall (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Boyd-Nafstad, Christa J. (Texas)

Heisler, Jeremy (New York)

Jones, James Alton (Texas)

Kimpel, Katherine M. (District of Columbia)

Litton, Thomas Marc (California)

Roemer, Stefanie F. (District of Columbia)

Sanford, David W. (District of Columbia)

Wipper, Janette Lynn (District of Columbia)

Judge(s)

Nowlin, James Robertson (Texas)

Patel, Marilyn Hall (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Boyd-Nafstad, Christa J. (Texas)

Heisler, Jeremy (New York)

Jones, James Alton (Texas)

Kimpel, Katherine M. (District of Columbia)

Litton, Thomas Marc (California)

Roemer, Stefanie F. (District of Columbia)

Sanford, David W. (District of Columbia)

Wipper, Janette Lynn (District of Columbia)

Wittels, Steven Lance (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Boulette, Jason Scott (Texas)

Buchanan, Brittan L. (Texas)

Burkhardt, Michael S. (Pennsylvania)

Eisen, Rebecca Dianne (California)

Lucio, Tonia Lea (Texas)

Martinez, Anne E. (Pennsylvania)

Other Attorney(s)

Scarborough, Terry Lane (Texas)

Weisbart, Geoffrey D. (Texas)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket

Jan. 12, 2009 Docket

Docket

July 13, 2009 Docket
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Class Action Complaint

Oct. 29, 2008 Complaint
112

Stipulation of Dismissal [...]

July 10, 2009 Pleading / Motion / Brief
114

Final Judgment

July 13, 2009 Order/Opinion
113

Order

July 13, 2009 Order/Opinion

Resources

Title Description External URL

Judicial Independence, Employment Discrimination Studies Funded

Ann Nicholson

This brief article describes the Clearinghouse's award of $12,000 to build its collection of employment discrimination class actions brought by private plaintiffs. Nov. 1, 2008 https://law.wustl.edu/...

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4400054/chapman-v-dell-inc/

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

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Case transferred in from District of Northern District of California; Case Number 3:08-cv-4945-MHP. Original file with documents numbered 1-48, certified copy of transfer order and docket sheet received., filed by Julia M. Mahaffey, Mildred J. Chapman, Angela Hopkins, Bethany Riches. (Attachments: # 1 attachment #1, # 2 attachment #2, # 3 attachment #3, # 4 attachment #4, # 5 attachment #5, # 6 attachment #6, # 7 attachment #7, # 8 attachment #8, # 9 attachment #9, # 10 attachment #10)(ar, ) (Entered: 01/08/2009)

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STANDING ORDER ON PROVISION OF CHAMBER'S COPY. Signed by Judge Kathleen Cardone. (ar, ) (Entered: 01/13/2009)

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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Jason Scott Boulette by on behalf of Dell, Inc.. (Boulette, Jason) (Entered: 01/20/2009)

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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Jason Scott Boulette by on behalf of Dell, Inc.. (Boulette, Jason) (Entered: 01/20/2009)

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ORDER GRANTING 51 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Pursuant to our Administrative Policies and Procedures for Electronic Filing, the attorney hereby granted to practice pro hac vice in this case must register for electronic filing with our court within 10 days of this order.; GRANTING 52 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Pursuant to our Administrative Policies and Procedures for Electronic Filing, the attorney hereby granted to practice pro hac vice in this case must register for electronic filing with our court within 10 days of this order. Signed by Judge Kathleen Cardone. (dl1, ) (Entered: 01/28/2009)

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NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by Brittan L. Buchanan on behalf of Dell, Inc. (Buchanan, Brittan) (Entered: 01/29/2009)

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Opposed MOTION to Transfer Case to the Austin Division of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas by Dell, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order, # 2 Declaration of Richard Bye, # 3 Declaration of Craig Briscoe, # 4 Exhibit A, # 5 Exhibit B, # 6 Exhibit C, # 7 Exhibit D, # 8 Exhibit E)(Burkhardt, Michael) (Entered: 01/29/2009)

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Agreed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 55 Opposed MOTION to Transfer Case to the Austin Division of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas by Julia M. Mahaffey, Mildred J. Chapman, Angela Hopkins, Bethany Riches. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Boyd-Nafstad, Christa) (Entered: 02/12/2009)

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Cross MOTION to Stay Second-Filed Hubley Case by Julia M. Mahaffey, Mildred J. Chapman, Angela Hopkins, Bethany Riches. (Attachments: # 1 Appendix Appx to Pltfs Cross Motion to Stay Hubley Case, # 2 Proposed Order, # 3 Affidavit Cert of Service)(Boyd-Nafstad, Christa) (Entered: 02/23/2009)

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Memorandum in Opposition to Motion, filed by Julia M. Mahaffey, Mildred J. Chapman, Angela Hopkins, Bethany Riches, re 55 Opposed MOTION to Transfer Case to the Austin Division of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas filed by Defendant Dell, Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Appendix Appx to Ptfs Opp to Dell Mot to Transfer, # 2 Affidavit Cert of Service)(Boyd-Nafstad, Christa) (Entered: 02/23/2009)

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Memorandum in Opposition to Motion, filed by Julia M. Mahaffey, Mildred J. Chapman, Angela Hopkins, Bethany Riches, re 55 Opposed MOTION to Transfer Case to the Austin Division of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas filed by Defendant Dell, Inc. Corrected Memo of Law (Attachments: # 1 Errata Cover Letter re Corrections to Brief, # 2 Appendix Appx to Pltfs Opp to Dell Mot to Transfer, # 3 Affidavit Cert of Service)(Boyd-Nafstad, Christa) (Entered: 02/24/2009)

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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Steven L. Wittels by on behalf of Julia M. Mahaffey, Mildred J. Chapman, Angela Hopkins, Bethany Riches. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(dl1, ) (Entered: 02/27/2009)

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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice by David W. Sanford by on behalf of Julia M. Mahaffey, Mildred J. Chapman, Angela Hopkins, Bethany Riches. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(dl1, ) (Entered: 03/02/2009)

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REPLY to Response to Motion, filed by Dell, Inc., re 55 Opposed MOTION to Transfer Case to the Austin Division of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas filed by Defendant Dell, Inc. (Burkhardt, Michael) (Entered: 03/03/2009)

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Response in Opposition to Motion, filed by Dell, Inc., re 57 Cross MOTION to Stay Second-Filed Hubley Case filed by Plaintiff Mildred J. Chapman, Plaintiff Angela Hopkins, Plaintiff Julia M. Mahaffey, Plaintiff Bethany Riches (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order, # 2 Exhibit A, # 3 Exhibit B, # 4 Exhibit C, # 5 Exhibit D, # 6 Exhibit E, # 7 Exhibit F)(Burkhardt, Michael) (Entered: 03/06/2009)

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Response in Opposition to Motion, filed by Jill Hubley, Laura Guenther, re 57 Cross MOTION to Stay Second-Filed Hubley Case filed by Plaintiff Mildred J. Chapman, Plaintiff Angela Hopkins, Plaintiff Julia M. Mahaffey, Plaintiff Bethany Riches (dl1, ) (Entered: 03/10/2009)

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Summons Issued as to Dell, Inc.. (dl1, ) (Entered: 03/13/2009)

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SUMMONS Returned Executed by Julia M. Mahaffey, Mildred J. Chapman, Angela Hopkins, Bethany Riches. (Boyd-Nafstad, Christa) Modified on 3/17/2009 to correct filer information pursuant to message received from attorney (kc, ). (Entered: 03/16/2009)

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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Julia M. Mahaffey, Mildred J. Chapman, Angela Hopkins, Bethany Riches 66 Summons Returned Executed (Boyd-Nafstad, Christa) Modified on 3/17/2009 to correct filer information pursuant to message received from attorney(kc, ). (Entered: 03/16/2009)

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NOTICE of Filing Nineteenth Notice of Filing of Consent to Join Forms by Julia M. Mahaffey, Mildred J. Chapman, Angela Hopkins, Bethany Riches (Boyd-Nafstad, Christa) (Entered: 03/16/2009)

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ANSWER to Complaint with Affirmative and Other Defenses by Dell, Inc..(Burkhardt, Michael) (Entered: 03/18/2009)

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REPLY to Response to Motion, filed by Christy Doshi, Tanya Putnam, Julia M. Mahaffey, Mildred J. Chapman, Angela Hopkins, Bethany Riches, re 57 Cross MOTION to Stay Second-Filed Hubley Case filed by Plaintiff Mildred J. Chapman, Plaintiff Angela Hopkins, Plaintiff Julia M. Mahaffey, Plaintiff Bethany Riches Plaintiffs' Reply to Defendant's Opposition to Plaintiffs' Cross-Motion (Boyd-Nafstad, Christa) (Entered: 03/19/2009)

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REPLY to Response to Motion, filed by Christy Doshi, Tanya Putnam, Julia M. Mahaffey, Mildred J. Chapman, Angela Hopkins, Bethany Riches, re 57 Cross MOTION to Stay Second-Filed Hubley Case filed by Plaintiff Mildred J. Chapman, Plaintiff Angela Hopkins, Plaintiff Julia M. Mahaffey, Plaintiff Bethany Riches Plaintiffs' Reply to Hubley Plaintiffs' Amicus Brief in Opposition to Plaintiffs' Cross-Motion (Boyd-Nafstad, Christa) (Entered: 03/19/2009)

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AFFIDAVIT in Support of 57 Cross MOTION to Stay Second-Filed Hubley Case Declaration of Steven L. Wittels in Reply to Defendant Dell and Hubley Plaintifs' Opposition to Cross-Motion by Christy Doshi, Tanya Putnam, Julia M. Mahaffey, Mildred J. Chapman, Angela Hopkins, Bethany Riches. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibits A-J)(Boyd-Nafstad, Christa) (Entered: 03/19/2009)

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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Christy Doshi, Tanya Putnam, Julia M. Mahaffey, Mildred J. Chapman, Angela Hopkins, Bethany Riches of 71 Reply to Response to Motion, 72 Affidavit in Support, 70 Reply to Response to Motion, (Boyd-Nafstad, Christa) (Entered: 03/19/2009)

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MOTION to Substitute Corrected Versions of Docket Nos. 70, 71, and 72 by Christy Doshi, Tanya Putnam, Julia M. Mahaffey, Mildred J. Chapman, Angela Hopkins, Bethany Riches. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit Certificate of Service)(Boyd-Nafstad, Christa) (Entered: 03/20/2009)

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***DEFICIENT***REPLY to Response to Motion, filed by Christy Doshi, Tanya Putnam, Julia M. Mahaffey, Mildred J. Chapman, Angela Hopkins, Bethany Riches, re 74 MOTION to Substitute Corrected Versions of Docket Nos. 70, 71, and 72 filed by Plaintiff Mildred J. Chapman, Plaintiff Tanya Putnam, Plaintiff Angela Hopkins, Plaintiff Christy Doshi, Plaintiff Julia M. Mahaffey, Plaintiff Bethany Riches, 57 Cross MOTION to Stay Second-Filed Hubley Case filed by Plaintiff Mildred J. Chapman, Plaintiff Angela Hopkins, Plaintiff Julia M. Mahaffey, Plaintiff Bethany Riches Plaintiffs' Corrected Memorandum in Reply to Defendant Dell's Opposition to Cross-Motion to Stay Hubley (Boyd-Nafstad, Christa) Modified on 3/23/2009 (dl1, ). (Entered: 03/20/2009)

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***DEFICIENT***REPLY to Response to Motion, filed by Christy Doshi, Tanya Putnam, Julia M. Mahaffey, Mildred J. Chapman, Angela Hopkins, Bethany Riches, re 74 MOTION to Substitute Corrected Versions of Docket Nos. 70, 71, and 72 filed by Plaintiff Mildred J. Chapman, Plaintiff Tanya Putnam, Plaintiff Angela Hopkins, Plaintiff Christy Doshi, Plaintiff Julia M. Mahaffey, Plaintiff Bethany Riches, 57 Cross MOTION to Stay Second-Filed Hubley Case filed by Plaintiff Mildred J. Chapman, Plaintiff Angela Hopkins, Plaintiff Julia M. Mahaffey, Plaintiff Bethany Riches Plaintiffs' Corrected Memorandum in Reply to Hubley plaintiffs' Amicus Brief in Opposition to Cross Motion to Stay (Boyd-Nafstad, Christa) Modified on 3/23/2009 (dl1, ). (Entered: 03/20/2009)

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***DEFICIENT***AFFIDAVIT in Support of 74 MOTION to Substitute Corrected Versions of Docket Nos. 70, 71, and 72, 57 Cross MOTION to Stay Second-Filed Hubley Case Corrected Reply Declaration of Steven L. Wittels and Rule 7(h) Certification by Christy Doshi, Tanya Putnam, Julia M. Mahaffey, Mildred J. Chapman, Angela Hopkins, Bethany Riches. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit s A-J, # 2 Exhibit K)(Boyd-Nafstad, Christa) Modified on 3/23/2009 (dl1, ). (Entered: 03/20/2009)

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DEFICIENCY NOTICE: re 75 Reply to Response to Motion, (should be filed as attachment to motion), (dl1, ) (Entered: 03/23/2009)

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DEFICIENCY NOTICE: re 76 Reply to Response to Motion, (should be filed as attachment to motion), (dl1, ) (Entered: 03/23/2009)

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DEFICIENCY NOTICE: re 77 Affidavit in Support,(should be attached to motion to file) (dl1, ) (Entered: 03/23/2009)

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Amended MOTION to Substitute Corrected Versions of Documents 70, 71, and 72 by Christy Doshi, Tanya Putnam, Julia M. Mahaffey, Mildred J. Chapman, Angela Hopkins, Bethany Riches. (Attachments: # 1 Brief Reply Memo to Dell's Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motion to Stay Hubley, # 2 Brief Reply Memo to Hubley plaintiffs' Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motion to Stay Hubley, # 3 Affidavit of Steven L. Wittels in Reply to Dell's and Hubley plaintiffs' Opposition, # 4 Proposed Order, # 5 Affidavit Certificate of Service)(Wittels, Steven) (Entered: 03/23/2009)

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NOTICE of Filing Twentieth Notice of Filing of Consent to Join Forms by Christy Doshi, Tanya Putnam, Julia M. Mahaffey, Mildred J. Chapman, Angela Hopkins, Bethany Riches (Wittels, Steven) (Entered: 03/24/2009)

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REPLY to Response to Motion, filed by Christy Doshi, Tanya Putnam, Julia M. Mahaffey, Mildred J. Chapman, Angela Hopkins, Bethany Riches, re 57 Cross MOTION to Stay Second-Filed Hubley Case filed by Plaintiff Mildred J. Chapman, Plaintiff Angela Hopkins, Plaintiff Julia M. Mahaffey, Plaintiff Bethany Riches (dl1, ) (Entered: 03/27/2009)

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RESPONSE to Hubley Plaintiffs' Amicus Brief in Opposition to Cross-Motion to Stay by Christy Doshi, Tanya Putnam, Julia M. Mahaffey, Mildred J. Chapman, Angela Hopkins, Bethany Riches. (dl1, ) (Entered: 03/27/2009)

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NOTICE of Filing Declaration of Counsel by Christy Doshi, Tanya Putnam, Julia M. Mahaffey, Mildred J. Chapman, Angela Hopkins, Bethany Riches (dl1, ) (Entered: 03/27/2009)

March 25, 2009 PACER
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STIPULATION Re Pre-Trial Deadlines by Christy Doshi, Tanya Putnam, Julia M. Mahaffey, Mildred J. Chapman, Angela Hopkins, Bethany Riches. (Wittels, Steven) (Entered: 03/26/2009)

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NOTICE of Filing Twenty-First Notice of Filing of Consent to Join Form by Christy Doshi, Tanya Putnam, Julia M. Mahaffey, Mildred J. Chapman, Angela Hopkins, Bethany Riches (Wittels, Steven) (Entered: 03/30/2009)

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MOTION for Hearing by Dell, Inc.. (dl1, ) (Entered: 03/30/2009)

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RESPONSE to Motion, filed by Christy Doshi, Tanya Putnam, Julia M. Mahaffey, Mildred J. Chapman, Angela Hopkins, Bethany Riches, re 88 MOTION for Hearing filed by Defendant Dell, Inc. (dl1, ) (Entered: 03/30/2009)

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SUPPLEMENT to 57 Cross MOTION to Stay Second-Filed Hubley Case by Jill Hubley, Laura Guenther. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit B)(Weisbart, Geoffrey) (Entered: 03/31/2009)

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Remark: letter sent to James Jones concerning his status (pro hac vice to be filed) (dl1, ) (Entered: 04/01/2009)

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REPLY to Response to Motion, filed by Christy Doshi, Tanya Putnam, Julia M. Mahaffey, Cassandra Sims, Mildred J. Chapman, Angela Hopkins, Bethany Riches, re 57 Cross MOTION to Stay Second-Filed Hubley Case filed by Plaintiff Mildred J. Chapman, Plaintiff Angela Hopkins, Plaintiff Julia M. Mahaffey, Plaintiff Bethany Riches Opposition to Permitting Hubley Plaintiffs' Amicus Filings (Wittels, Steven) (Entered: 04/02/2009)

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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Christy Doshi, Tanya Putnam, Julia M. Mahaffey, Cassandra Sims, Mildred J. Chapman, Angela Hopkins, Bethany Riches for Plaintiffs' Opposition to Permitting the Hubley plaintiffs' Amicus Briefs 93 Reply to Response to Motion, (Wittels, Steven) (Entered: 04/03/2009)

April 3, 2009 PACER
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ORDER Denying re 83 Stipulation filed by Mildred J. Chapman, Tanya Putnam, Angela Hopkins, Christy Doshi, Julia M. Mahaffey, Bethany Riches and orders parties to submit joint report no later than 4/15/09. Signed by Judge Kathleen Cardone. (dl1, ) (Entered: 04/07/2009)

April 6, 2009 PACER
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NOTICE of Filing Twenty-Second Notice of Filing of Consent to Join Form by Christy Doshi, Tanya Putnam, Julia M. Mahaffey, Cassandra Sims, Mildred J. Chapman, Angela Hopkins, Bethany Riches (Wittels, Steven) (Entered: 04/15/2009)

April 15, 2009 PACER
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ORDER GRANTING IN PART AND DENYING IN PART 55 Motion to Transfer Case Signed by Judge Kathleen Cardone. (me, ) (Entered: 04/16/2009)

April 15, 2009 RECAP
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TRANSMITTAL LETTER re Transfer of Jurisdiction to Austin Division. (me, ) (Entered: 04/22/2009)

April 17, 2009 PACER
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STIPULATION Re: Local Rule CV-23 and [Proposed] Order by Christy Doshi, Tanya Putnam, Julia M. Mahaffey, Cassandra Sims, Mildred J. Chapman, Angela Hopkins, Bethany Riches. (Wittels, Steven) (Entered: 04/22/2009)

April 22, 2009 PACER
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Letters to attorneys re: case transfer. (klw, ) (Entered: 04/27/2009)

April 27, 2009 PACER
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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice by James Alton Jones ( Filing fee $ 25 receipt number 100002186)on behalf of Christy Doshi, Tanya Putnam, Julia M. Mahaffey, Cassandra Sims, Mildred J. Chapman, Angela Hopkins, Bethany Riches. (mc2, ) Modified on 5/5/2009 to correct receipt number (mc2, ). (Entered: 05/05/2009)

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NOTICE of Filing Twenty-Third Notice of Filing of Consent to Join Form of Dolores Quezda-Mearsby Christy Doshi, Tanya Putnam, Julia M. Mahaffey, Cassandra Sims, Mildred J. Chapman, Angela Hopkins, Bethany Riches (Wittels, Steven) Modified on 5/5/2009 to add joiner's name (mc2, ). (Entered: 05/05/2009)

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DEFICIENCY NOTICE: re 101 Notice of Filing, (mc2, ) (Entered: 05/05/2009)

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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Christy Doshi, Tanya Putnam, Julia M. Mahaffey, Cassandra Sims, Mildred J. Chapman, Angela Hopkins, Bethany Riches for Dolores Quezada-Mears' Notice of Filing of Consent to Join Form 101 Notice of Filing, 102 Deficiency Notice (Wittels, Steven) (Entered: 05/06/2009)

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DEFICIENCY NOTICE: re 104 Certificate of Service, 101 Notice of Filing, 102 Deficiency Notice (mc2, ) (Entered: 05/06/2009)

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ORDER GRANTING 103 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice as to James Jones. Pursuant to our Administrative Policies and Procedures for Electronic Filing, the attorney hereby granted to practice pro hac vice in this case must register for electronic filing with our court within 10 days of this order. Signed by Judge James R. Nowlin. (mc2, ) (Entered: 05/06/2009)

May 6, 2009 PACER
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NOTICE of Filing of Dolores Quezada-Mears' Corrected Consent to Join Form by Christy Doshi, Tanya Putnam, Julia M. Mahaffey, Cassandra Sims, Mildred J. Chapman, Angela Hopkins, Bethany Riches (Wittels, Steven) Modified on 5/7/2009 to add text (mc2, ). (Entered: 05/06/2009)

May 6, 2009 PACER
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NOTICE of Filing Vacation letter by Dell, Inc. (Buchanan, Brittan) (Entered: 05/13/2009)

May 13, 2009 PACER
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Opposed MOTION for Leave to Exceed Page Limitation by Dell, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order, # 2 Exhibit A)(Burkhardt, Michael) (Entered: 05/15/2009)

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Opposed MOTION to Strike Plaintiffs' Class and Collective Action Allegations by Dell, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order, # 2 Exhibit 1)(Burkhardt, Michael) (Entered: 05/15/2009)

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May 15, 2009 PACER
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STIPULATION Regarding Settlement with [Proposed] Order filed jointly by Christy Doshi, Tanya Putnam, Dell, Inc., Julia M. Mahaffey, Cassandra Sims, Mildred J. Chapman, Angela Hopkins, Bethany Riches. (Burkhardt, Michael) (Entered: 05/29/2009)

May 29, 2009 PACER
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STIPULATION of Dismissal with Prejudice Pursuant to Agreement by Christy Doshi, Tanya Putnam, Julia M. Mahaffey, Cassandra Sims, Mildred J. Chapman, Angela Hopkins, Bethany Riches. (Wittels, Steven) (Entered: 07/10/2009)

July 10, 2009 PACER
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ORDER granting 112 Stipulation of Dismissal filed by Mildred J. Chapman, Tanya Putnam, Cassandra Sims, Angela Hopkins, Christy Doshi, Julia M. Mahaffey, Bethany Riches. Signed by Judge James R. Nowlin. (mc2, ) (Entered: 07/13/2009)

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JUDGMENT. Signed by Judge James R. Nowlin. (mc2, ) (Entered: 07/13/2009)

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State / Territory: Texas

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Key Dates

Filing Date: Oct. 29, 2008

Closing Date: 2009

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

The complaint named as the plaintiff class current and former Dell female employees harmed by systemic sex and age discrimination. But later, the individual plaintiff employees agreed to strike the class allegations.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Denied

Defendants

Dell, Inc. , Private Entity/Person

Defendant Type(s):

Retailer

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Equal Pay Act, 29 U.S.C. § 206(d)

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

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), 29 U.S.C. §§ 201-219

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Unknown

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Private Settlement Agreement

Issues

General:

Disparate Impact

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Demotion

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

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

Pay / Benefits

Promotion

Seniority

Discrimination-basis:

Age discrimination

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female