Case: Broussard v. First Tower Loan, LLC

2:15-cv-01161 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana

Filed Date: April 13, 2015

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Case Summary

On April 13, 2015, a transgender man who was fired because he refused to agree to dress and be treated as a woman while at work filed this suit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. The plaintiff sued his employer under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. § 200e et seq.). The plaintiff, represented by private counsel, the National Center for Lesbian Rights, and the Southern Poverty Law Center, sought declaratory and injunctive relief, in addition to …

On April 13, 2015, a transgender man who was fired because he refused to agree to dress and be treated as a woman while at work filed this suit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. The plaintiff sued his employer under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. § 200e et seq.). The plaintiff, represented by private counsel, the National Center for Lesbian Rights, and the Southern Poverty Law Center, sought declaratory and injunctive relief, in addition to back pay and compensatory and punitive damages. The plaintiff alleged that the local branch of his former employer had discriminated against him on the basis of sex, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Specifically, the plaintiff alleged that the vice president of the company flew to his branch office shortly after learning that the plaintiff was a transgender man. The vice president then attempted to get the plaintiff to sign a statement that required the plaintiff to either present and be treated as a woman while at work or lose his job. The plaintiff refused to sign and was terminated. The plaintiff then filed a charge of discrimination with the EEOC, which found that the plaintiff had been discriminated against and issued a Notice of a Right to Sue. On September 1, 2015, the EEOC filed a notice of intent to intervene in the case, and the intervention was granted on September 16, 2015. The case was assigned to District Judge Carl Barbier.

On September 2, 2015, the defendant filed a motion to dismiss the case based on improper venue, which the court denied on October 2, 2015. 135 F. Supp. 3d 540. On November 5, 2015, the defendant filed a motion to compel arbitration and to stay proceedings. The defendant pointed out that the plaintiff signed an employment agreement that included an arbitration provision. The court agreed with the defendant that enforcement of the arbitration provision did not violate plaintiff's Seventh Amendment right to a trial by jury, citing the standard stated by the Fifth Circuit that “in enacting the Federal Arbitration Act, Congress declared a national policy in favor of arbitration.” Therefore, the court granted the motion to compel arbitration and stay proceedings on December 10, 2015. 150 F. Supp. 3d 709. The EEOC's motion to reconsider staying the EEOC's claims because its claims are not referable to arbitration was denied on March 7, 2016. The EEOC's claims were then stayed pending completion of the arbitration. 2016 WL 879995. On December 1, 2016, the plaintiff notified the court of the arbitrator’s decision.

The arbitrator found that the defendant had discriminated against the plaintiff because the defendant had used sex and gender stereotypes in its treatment of the plaintiff. The arbitrator found that, by trying to force the plaintiff to present and be treated as female, the defendant had violated Title VII. The arbitrator awarded the plaintiff $43,162 for lost wages and $10,000 for emotional distress. No injunctive relief was granted by the arbitrator.

After the plaintiff filed the arbitrator's award with the court, the EEOC continued to litigate the case. On October 5, 2017, the court entered a consent decree. The defendant agreed to revise its equal employment opportunity policies within 60 days, train employees to conform to the new policies, and post notice of what constitutes a violation of equal employment opportunity policies. The decree was to last 18 months, and was set to terminate on April 5, 2019. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission retained its ability to seek relief for any alleged violation of the decree. The parties also agreed to bear their own attorneys fees and costs.

The consent decree ran without any further actions in court, so presumably the case is now closed.

Summary Authors

Sihang Zhang (1/8/2017)

Keagan Potts (3/20/2019)

Olivia Wheeling (10/18/2019)

People

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Judge(s)

Barbier, Carl J. (Louisiana)

Meerveld, Janis Van (Louisiana)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Chisholm, Barbara J. (California)

Delaney, Ryan P. (Louisiana)

Dinielli, David Carter (Alabama)

Finberg, James M. (California)

Gwin, Michael O'Mara (Mississippi)

Huffstetler, Scott Deloss (Louisiana)

Kilgore, Erin Lutkewitte (Louisiana)

McCoy, Scott D. (Alabama)

Judge(s)

Barbier, Carl J. (Louisiana)

Meerveld, Janis Van (Louisiana)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Chisholm, Barbara J. (California)

Delaney, Ryan P. (Louisiana)

Dinielli, David Carter (Alabama)

Finberg, James M. (California)

Gwin, Michael O'Mara (Mississippi)

Huffstetler, Scott Deloss (Louisiana)

Kilgore, Erin Lutkewitte (Louisiana)

McCoy, Scott D. (Alabama)

Milam, Kenneth E. (Mississippi)

Minter, Shannon (California)

Orr, Asaf (California)

Pitts, P. Casey (California)

Vermeulen, Zoe Wilde (Louisiana)

Whelan, Amy E. (California)

Whitaker, David M. (Louisiana)

Wolfe, Samuel (Alabama)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Cockrell, Corrie Wynette (Mississippi)

Ezie, A. Chinyere (Alabama)

Johnson, Elissa F (Mississippi)

Owens, Jody E. II (Mississippi)

Other Attorney(s)

Butler, Michelle T (Louisiana)

Juarez, Edward (Texas)

Juge, Gregory T. (Louisiana)

Navarre Davis, Alexandra V. (Louisiana)

Sacher, Jim (Texas)

Expert/Monitor/Master

Manuel, J. William (Mississippi)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:15-cv-01161

Docket

Oct. 5, 2017

Oct. 5, 2017

Docket
1

2:15-cv-01161

Complaint of Sex Discrimination in Violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

April 13, 2015

April 13, 2015

Complaint
77

2:15-cv-01161

Order Denying Motion to Dismiss

135 F.Supp.3d 540

Oct. 2, 2015

Oct. 2, 2015

Order/Opinion
113

2:15-cv-01161

Order & Reasons

150 F.Supp.3d 709

Dec. 10, 2015

Dec. 10, 2015

Order/Opinion
138-1

2:15-cv-01161

Award and Opinion of Arbitrator

Dec. 5, 2016

Dec. 5, 2016

Order/Opinion
152

2:15-cv-01161

Consent Decree

Broussard v. First Tower Loan LLC

Oct. 5, 2017

Oct. 5, 2017

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4510582/broussard-v-first-tower-loan-llc/

Last updated Aug. 6, 2022, 3:05 a.m.

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COMPLAINT with jury demand against First Tower Loan, LLC (Fee previously paid) filed by Tristan Broussard. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Attachment to Civil Cover Sheet, # 3 Exhibit A, # 4 Exhibit B, # 5 Exhibit C, # 6 Exhibit D) Attorney Ryan P. Delaney added to party Tristan Broussard(pty:pla).(Delaney, Ryan) (Attachment 1 replaced on 4/17/2015) (gec). (Attachment 3 replaced on 4/17/2015) (gec). Modified on 4/17/2015 (gec).(NEF:KWR,cml) (Entered: 04/13/2015)

1 Civil Cover Sheet

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2 Civil Cover Sheet Attachment to Civil Cover Sheet

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3 Exhibit A

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4 Exhibit B

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5 Exhibit C

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6 Exhibit D

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April 13, 2015

April 13, 2015

RECAP

Filing fee received from Tristan Broussard: $ 400 (receipt no. 053L-4815879) (mmv)

April 13, 2015

April 13, 2015

PACER
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Initial Case Assignment to Judge Carl Barbier and Magistrate Judge Karen Wells Roby. (mmv) (Entered: 04/13/2015)

April 13, 2015

April 13, 2015

PACER
3

Correction of Docket Entry by Clerk re 1 Complaint. Filing attorney did not properly format the pdf of the civil cover sheet. The pdf should not have the pink/green header nor the 3 red buttons at the bottom. When using a FORM, fill in the applicable fields then click the red PRINT button at the bottom to print the document to pdf format. Also, attachments have duplicate descriptions. For attachments, do not duplicate category in the description box since this results in duplicate docket text. In addition, Exhibit A was 17 x 22.67 inches. Pursuant to LR10.1, all documents filed in this court must be 8.5 x 11 inches. Clerk took corrective action. No further action is necessary. (gec) (Entered: 04/17/2015)

April 17, 2015

April 17, 2015

PACER
4

**ERROR: ATTORNEY REFILED, SEE RECORD DOC #9** EXPARTE/CONSENT MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice Asaf Orr (Filing fee $ 100 receipt number 053L-4828971) by Tristan Broussard. Motion(s) referred to Karen Wells Roby. (Delaney, Ryan) Modified on 4/22/2015 (gec). (Entered: 04/22/2015)

April 22, 2015

April 22, 2015

PACER
5

**ERROR: ATTORNEY REFILED, SEE RECORD DOC #10** EXPARTE/CONSENT MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice Amy Whelan (Filing fee $ 100 receipt number 053L-4829004) by Tristan Broussard. Motion(s) referred to Karen Wells Roby. (Delaney, Ryan) Modified on 4/22/2015 (gec). (Entered: 04/22/2015)

April 22, 2015

April 22, 2015

PACER
6

**ERROR: ATTORNEY REFILED, SEE RECORD DOC #11** EXPARTE/CONSENT MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice Shannon P. Minter (Filing fee $ 100 receipt number 053L-4829022) by Tristan Broussard. Motion(s) referred to Karen Wells Roby. (Delaney, Ryan) Modified on 4/22/2015 (gec). (Entered: 04/22/2015)

April 22, 2015

April 22, 2015

PACER
7

**ERROR: ATTORNEY REFILED, SEE RECORD DOC #12** EXPARTE/CONSENT MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice David Dinielli (Filing fee $ 100 receipt number 053L-4829045) by Tristan Broussard. Motion(s) referred to Karen Wells Roby. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order Certificate of Good Standing, # 2 Proposed Order ECF Registration)(Delaney, Ryan) Modified on 4/22/2015 (gec). (Entered: 04/22/2015)

April 22, 2015

April 22, 2015

PACER
8

**ERROR: ATTORNEY REFILED, SEE RECORD DOC #20** EXPARTE/CONSENT MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice Sam Wolfe (Filing fee $ 100 receipt number 053L-4829102) by Tristan Broussard. Motion(s) referred to Karen Wells Roby. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order Certificate of Good Standing, # 2 Proposed Order Declaration, # 3 Proposed Order ECF Registration)(Delaney, Ryan) Modified on 4/23/2015 (gec). (Entered: 04/22/2015)

April 22, 2015

April 22, 2015

PACER
9

**ERROR: ATTORNEY REFILED, SEE RECORD DOC #13** EXPARTE/CONSENT MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice Asaf Orr (Fee previously paid) by Tristan Broussard. Motion(s) referred to Karen Wells Roby. (Attachments: # 1 Supplement Declaration, CGS, # 2 Proposed Order)(Delaney, Ryan) Modified on 4/23/2015 (gec). (Entered: 04/22/2015)

April 22, 2015

April 22, 2015

PACER
10

**ERROR: ATTORNEY REFILED, SEE RECORD DOC #14** EXPARTE/CONSENT MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice Amy Whelan (Fee previously paid) by Tristan Broussard. Motion(s) referred to Karen Wells Roby. (Attachments: # 1 Supplement Declaration, CGS, # 2 Proposed Order)(Delaney, Ryan) Modified on 4/23/2015 (gec). (Entered: 04/22/2015)

April 22, 2015

April 22, 2015

PACER
11

**ERROR: ATTORNEY REFILED, SEE RECORD DOC #15** EXPARTE/CONSENT MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice Shannon P. Minter (Fee previously paid) by Tristan Broussard. Motion(s) referred to Karen Wells Roby. (Attachments: # 1 Supplement Declaration, CGS, # 2 Proposed Order)(Delaney, Ryan) Modified on 4/23/2015 (gec). (Entered: 04/22/2015)

April 22, 2015

April 22, 2015

PACER
12

**ERROR: ATTORNEY REFILED, SEE RECORD DOC #19** EXPARTE/CONSENT MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice David Dinielli (Fee previously paid) by Tristan Broussard. Motion(s) referred to Karen Wells Roby. (Attachments: # 1 Supplement declaration, # 2 Supplement CGS, # 3 Supplement ecf registration, # 4 Proposed Order)(Delaney, Ryan) Modified on 4/23/2015 (gec). (Entered: 04/22/2015)

April 22, 2015

April 22, 2015

PACER
13

EXPARTE/CONSENT MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice Asaf Orr (Fee previously paid) by Tristan Broussard. Motion(s) referred to Karen Wells Roby. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order, # 2 Declaration, Certificate of Good Standing, ECF Registration Form)(Delaney, Ryan) Modified on 4/23/2015 (gec). (Entered: 04/22/2015)

April 22, 2015

April 22, 2015

PACER
14

EXPARTE/CONSENT MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice Amy Whelan (Fee previously paid) by Tristan Broussard. Motion(s) referred to Karen Wells Roby. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration, Certificate of Good Standing, ECF Registration Form, # 2 Proposed Order)(Delaney, Ryan) Modified on 4/23/2015 (gec). (Entered: 04/22/2015)

April 22, 2015

April 22, 2015

PACER
15

EXPARTE/CONSENT MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice Shannon P. Minter (Fee previously paid) by Tristan Broussard. Motion(s) referred to Karen Wells Roby. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration, Certificate of Good Standing, ECF Registration Form, # 2 Proposed Order)(Delaney, Ryan) Modified on 4/23/2015 (gec). (Entered: 04/22/2015)

April 22, 2015

April 22, 2015

PACER
16

EXPARTE/CONSENT MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice Barbara J. Chisholm (Filing fee $ 100 receipt number 053L-4829314) by Tristan Broussard. Motion(s) referred to Karen Wells Roby. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration, Certificate of Good Standing, ECF Registration Form, # 2 Proposed Order)(Delaney, Ryan) Modified on 4/23/2015 (gec). (Entered: 04/22/2015)

April 22, 2015

April 22, 2015

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EXPARTE/CONSENT MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice James M. Finberg (Filing fee $ 100 receipt number 053L-4829331) by Tristan Broussard. Motion(s) referred to Karen Wells Roby. (Attachments: # 1 Supplement, # 2 Proposed Order)(Delaney, Ryan) Modified on 4/23/2015 (gec). (Entered: 04/22/2015)

April 22, 2015

April 22, 2015

PACER
18

EXPARTE/CONSENT MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice P. Casey Pitts (Filing fee $ 100 receipt number 053L-4829336) by Tristan Broussard. Motion(s) referred to Karen Wells Roby. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order, # 2 Declaration, Certificate of Good Standing, ECF Registration Form)(Delaney, Ryan) Modified on 4/23/2015 (gec). (Entered: 04/22/2015)

April 22, 2015

April 22, 2015

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EXPARTE/CONSENT MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice David Dinielli (Fee previously paid) by Tristan Broussard. Motion(s) referred to Karen Wells Roby. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order, # 2 Declaration, # 3 Certificate of Good Standing, # 4 ECF Registration Form)(Delaney, Ryan) Modified on 4/23/2015 (gec). (Entered: 04/22/2015)

April 22, 2015

April 22, 2015

PACER
20

EXPARTE/CONSENT MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice Samuel Wolfe (Fee previously paid) by Tristan Broussard. Motion(s) referred to Karen Wells Roby. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order, # 2 Declaration, # 3 Certificate of Good Standing, # 4 ECF Registration Form)(Delaney, Ryan) Modified on 4/23/2015 (gec). (Entered: 04/22/2015)

April 22, 2015

April 22, 2015

PACER
21

Correction of Docket Entry by Clerk re 5 MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice Amy Whelan, 4 MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice Asaf Orr, 6 MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice Shannon P. Minter, 7 MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice David Dinielli. Documents were filed in error. Attorney has refiled. (gec) (Entered: 04/22/2015)

April 22, 2015

April 22, 2015

PACER
22

Correction of Docket Entry by Clerk re 10 MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice Amy Whelan, 12 MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice David Dinielli, 8 MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice Sam Wolfe, 11 MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice Shannon P. Minter, 9 MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice Asaf Orr. Documents were filed in error. Attorney has refiled. (gec) (Entered: 04/23/2015)

April 23, 2015

April 23, 2015

PACER
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Correction of Docket Entry by Clerk re 13 MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice Asaf Orr, 14 MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice Amy Whelan, 15 MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice Shannon P. Minter, 16 MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice Barbara J. Chisholm, 17 MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice James M. Finberg, 18 MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice P. Casey Pitts, 19 MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice David Dinielli, 20 MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice Samuel Wolfe. The title of the attached proposed orders should not include the word 'Proposed' but only reflect 'Order' on the actual document. (gec) (Entered: 04/23/2015)

April 23, 2015

April 23, 2015

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ORDER Setting Oral Argument Hearing on 13 - 20 MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Motions set with ORAL ARGUMENT for 5/20/2015 11:00 AM before Magistrate Judge Karen Wells Roby. Signed by Magistrate Judge Karen Wells Roby.(cml) (Entered: 04/29/2015)

April 29, 2015

April 29, 2015

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Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Karen Wells Roby: Motion Hearing held on 5/21/2015 re 13 - 20 MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice. The Court shall issue an order. (Court Reporter Rebecca Gonzalez.) (cml) (Entered: 05/21/2015)

May 21, 2015

May 21, 2015

PACER
28

ORDERED that 13 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice., 15 - 19 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice are DENIED. FURTHER ORDERED that 14 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice, and 20 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice are GRANTED and that Amy Whelan and Samuel Wolfe shall be enrolled pro hac vice in the above captioned matter. Signed by Magistrate Judge Karen Wells Roby on 5/22/2015. (cml) (Entered: 05/26/2015)

May 22, 2015

May 22, 2015

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**DEFICIENT** Supplemental Memorandum filed by Tristan Broussard, in In Support of 16 MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice Barbara J. Chisholm (Filing fee $ 100 receipt number 053L-4829314), 18 MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice P. Casey Pitts (Filing fee $ 100 receipt number 053L-4829336), 19 MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice David Dinielli (Fee previously paid), 15 MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice Shannon P. Minter (Fee previously paid), 17 MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice James M. Finberg (Filing fee $ 100 receipt number 053L-4829331), 20 MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice Samuel Wolfe (Fee previously paid), 14 MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice Amy Whelan (Fee previously paid), 13 MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice Asaf Orr (Fee previously paid) . (Delaney, Ryan) Modified on 5/26/2015 (gec). (Entered: 05/25/2015)

May 25, 2015

May 25, 2015

PACER
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**ERROR: FILED AS A SEPARATE DOCUMENT** AFFIDAVIT in Support by Affiant Tristan Broussard re 16 MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice Barbara J. Chisholm (Filing fee $ 100 receipt number 053L-4829314), 18 MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice P. Casey Pitts (Filing fee $ 100 receipt number 053L-4829336), 19 MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice David Dinielli (Fee previously paid), 15 MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice Shannon P. Minter (Fee previously paid), 17 MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice James M. Finberg (Filing fee $ 100 receipt number 053L-4829331), 20 MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice Samuel Wolfe (Fee previously paid), 14 MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice Amy Whelan (Fee previously paid), 13 MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice Asaf Orr (Fee previously paid) . (Delaney, Ryan) Modified on 5/26/2015 (gec). (Entered: 05/25/2015)

May 25, 2015

May 25, 2015

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WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed; waiver sent to First Tower Loan, LLC on 4/14/2015, answer due 6/15/2015. (Delaney, Ryan) (Entered: 05/26/2015)

May 26, 2015

May 26, 2015

PACER
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Correction of Docket Entry by Clerk re 29 Waiver of Service Executed. Document does not contain Section and Magistrate Judge. All future pleadings must reflect Section "J" and Magistrate (4). (gec) (Entered: 05/27/2015)

May 27, 2015

May 27, 2015

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**DEFICIENT** EXPARTE/CONSENT First MOTION for APPEAL/REVIEW OF MAGISTRATE JUDGE DECISION to District Court re 25 Motion Hearing, 24 Order Setting/Resetting Hearing on Motion, 28 Order on Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Tristan Broussard. (Attachments: # 1 Notice of Submission, # 2 Supplement, # 3 Proposed Order)(Delaney, Ryan) Modified on 5/29/2015 (gec). (Entered: 05/28/2015)

May 28, 2015

May 28, 2015

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MOTION for APPEAL/REVIEW OF MAGISTRATE JUDGE DECISION to District Court re 28 Order on Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Tristan Broussard. Motion set for 6/17/2015 09:30 AM before Judge Carl Barbier. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Supplement, # 3 Notice of Submission, # 4 Proposed Order)(Delaney, Ryan) Modified on 6/1/2015 (gec). (Entered: 05/29/2015)

May 29, 2015

May 29, 2015

PACER
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ORDERED that Plaintiff's 32 MOTION for APPEAL OF MAGISTRATE JUDGE DECISION to District Court is DENIED. Signed by Judge Carl Barbier. (gec) (Entered: 06/11/2015)

June 11, 2015

June 11, 2015

RECAP
34

EXPARTE/CONSENT MOTION for Extension of Time to Answer re 1 Complaint, by First Tower Loan, LLC. Motion(s) referred to Karen Wells Roby. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)Attorney David M. Whitaker added to party First Tower Loan, LLC(pty:dft).(Whitaker, David) (Entered: 06/15/2015)

June 15, 2015

June 15, 2015

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35

ORDER granting 34 Motion for Extension of Time to Answer re 1 Complaint, as to First Tower Loan, LLC answer due 7/15/2015. Signed by Magistrate Judge Karen Wells Roby on 6/17/2015. (caa) (Entered: 06/17/2015)

June 17, 2015

June 17, 2015

PACER
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ORDERED that CA 15-2500 is consolidated with Master case 15-1161; All entries shall be made on the master docket sheet only, with a notation listing the cases to which the document applies as set forth in document. Signed by Judge Carl Barbier on 7/13/15. (NEF: Mag. Judge Roby, C.Lee)(sek) (Entered: 07/13/2015)

July 13, 2015

July 13, 2015

PACER
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ORDER: A Supplemental Memorandum 26 and Affidavit in Support 27 were filed by plaintiff, which the court deemed deficient. Counsel was notified of the deficiency, and given seven days to correct the pleadings. This is to advise counsel that as of July 14, 2015, these documents have not been corrected, and, therefore, have been stricken from the record, and will not be considered by the court. Signed by Judge Carl Barbier on 7/14/15.(Reference: 15-1161)(sek) (Entered: 07/14/2015)

July 14, 2015

July 14, 2015

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**DEFICIENT** EXPARTE/CONSENT Joint MOTION for Extension of Time to Answer re 1 Complaint, by First Tower Loan, LLC, Tower Loan of Mississippi, LLC. Motion(s) referred to Karen Wells Roby. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Reference: 15-1161; 15-2500)Attorney David M. Whitaker added to party First Tower Loan, LLC(pty:conpla), Attorney David M. Whitaker added to party Tower Loan of Mississippi, LLC(pty:conpla).(Whitaker, David) Modified on 7/15/2015 (gec). (Entered: 07/14/2015)

1 Proposed Order

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July 14, 2015

July 14, 2015

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39

EXPARTE/CONSENT MOTION to Enroll as Counsel of Record by First Tower Loan, LLC, Tower Loan of Mississippi, LLC. Motion(s) referred to Karen Wells Roby. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Reference: 15-2500)Attorney David M. Whitaker added to party First Tower Loan, LLC(pty:conpla), Attorney David M. Whitaker added to party Tower Loan of Mississippi, LLC(pty:conpla).(Whitaker, David) (Entered: 07/16/2015)

1 Proposed Order

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July 16, 2015

July 16, 2015

PACER
40

EXPARTE/CONSENT First MOTION to Enroll as Counsel of Record by Tristan Broussard. Motion(s) referred to Karen Wells Roby. (Reference: 01161)Attorney Ryan P. Delaney added to party Tristan Broussard(pty:condft).(Delaney, Ryan) (Additional attachment(s) added on 7/20/2015: # 1 Proposed Order) (caa). Modified on 7/20/2015 (caa). (Entered: 07/17/2015)

July 17, 2015

July 17, 2015

PACER
41

ORDER granting 39 Motion to Enroll as Counsel of Record for Attorney David M. Whitaker,Zoe Wilde Vermeulen for First Tower Loan, LLC, Tower Loan of Mississippi, LLC. Signed by Magistrate Judge Karen Wells Roby. (Reference: 15-2500)(cml) (Entered: 07/21/2015)

July 21, 2015

July 21, 2015

PACER
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ORDER granting 40 Motion to Enroll as Counsel of Record for Attorney Amy Whelan,Samuel Eugene Wolfe for Tristan Broussard. Signed by Magistrate Judge Karen Wells Roby. (Reference: 15-2500)(cml) (Entered: 07/21/2015)

July 21, 2015

July 21, 2015

PACER
43

EXPARTE/CONSENT MOTION for Extension of Time to Answer re 1 Complaint, by First Tower Loan, LLC, Tower Loan of Mississippi, LLC, Tristan Broussard. Motion(s) referred to Karen Wells Roby. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Reference: ALL CASES)(Whitaker, David) Modified on 7/22/2015 (gec). (Entered: 07/21/2015)

July 21, 2015

July 21, 2015

PACER
44

Correction of Docket Entry by Clerk re 43 MOTION for Extension of Time to Answer re 1 Complaint. Filing attorney did not enter additional filer(s) in the blank text box on the docket text screen. Clerk added filer(s). (Reference: ALL CASES)(gec) (Entered: 07/22/2015)

July 22, 2015

July 22, 2015

PACER
45

ORDERED that 43 Motion for Extension of Time to Answer re 1 Complaint is GRANTED IN PART and DENIED IN PART. The Motion is GRANTED as to Broussard's request for an extension of time to file an answer, and it is DENIED as to First Tower Loan's request for an extension of time to file an answer. FURTHER ORDERED that Broussard shall have until August 21, 2015 to file an answer to First Tower Loans complaint, and First Tower Loan shall have seven (7) days after the issuance of this order to file an answer to Broussard's complaint. Signed by Magistrate Judge Karen Wells Roby. (Reference: All Cases)(cml) (Entered: 07/30/2015)

July 30, 2015

July 30, 2015

PACER
46

ANSWER to 1 Complaint by First Tower Loan, LLC.(Reference: 15-1161)(Whitaker, David) Modified on 8/7/2015 (gec). (Entered: 08/06/2015)

Aug. 6, 2015

Aug. 6, 2015

PACER
47

Correction of Docket Entry by Clerk re 46 Answer to Complaint. Filing attorney should have changed 'Y' to 'N' at the question 'Does this include a jury demand?'. Document does not reflect a jury demand. (Reference: 15-1161)(gec) (Entered: 08/07/2015)

Aug. 7, 2015

Aug. 7, 2015

PACER
48

Defendant Broussard's ANSWER to Complaint of Tower Loan by Tristan Broussard.(Reference: 2:15-cv-02500)(Wolfe, Samuel) (Entered: 08/21/2015)

Aug. 21, 2015

Aug. 21, 2015

PACER
49

ORDER: Scheduling Conference set for 9/8/2015 01:30 PM before Magistrate Judge Karen Wells Roby. Signed by Magistrate Judge Karen Wells Roby on 8/26/2015.(Reference: ALL CASES)(caa) (Entered: 08/27/2015)

Aug. 27, 2015

Aug. 27, 2015

PACER
50

NOTICE by Tristan Broussard of Lack of Unanimous Consent to Proceed Before Magistrate Judge. (Reference: 2:15-1161, 2:15-2500)(Delaney, Ryan) (Entered: 09/01/2015)

Sept. 1, 2015

Sept. 1, 2015

PACER
51

NOTICE by U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission of Intent to Intervene. (Reference: 15-1161)(Juge, Gregory) Modified on 9/2/2015 (gec). (Entered: 09/01/2015)

Sept. 1, 2015

Sept. 1, 2015

PACER
52

MOTION to Dismiss for Improper Venue or, Alternatively, to Transfer Venue by First Tower Loan, LLC, Tower Loan of Mississippi, LLC. Motion(s) will be submitted on 9/23/2015. Motion set before Judge Carl J. Barbier. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Notice of Submission, # 3 Exhibit 1, # 4 Exhibit 2)(Reference: 15-1161, 15-2500)(Vermeulen, Zoe) Modified on 9/3/2015 (gec). Modified Judge on 9/9/2015 (sek). (Entered: 09/02/2015)

Sept. 2, 2015

Sept. 2, 2015

PACER
53

NOTICE OF NON CONSENT ORDER : The undersigned Magistrate Judge has been notified that all parties have not consented to proceed to trial before a Magistrate Judge. Therefore, ORDERED that the 49 Scheduling Conference is CANCELLED. Signed by Magistrate Judge Karen Wells Roby.(Reference: All Cases) (NEF:BARBIER)(cml) (Entered: 09/03/2015)

Sept. 3, 2015

Sept. 3, 2015

PACER
54

ORDER OF RECUSAL. Magistrate Judge Karen Wells Roby recused. Case reassigned to Magistrate Judge Sally Shushan for all further proceedings Motion(s) referred to Sally Shushan.Signed by Magistrate Judge Karen Wells Roby.(Reference: All Cases)(cml) (Entered: 09/03/2015)

Sept. 3, 2015

Sept. 3, 2015

PACER
55

MOTION to Stay Proceedings by First Tower Loan, LLC, Tower Loan of Mississippi, LLC. Motion(s) will be submitted on 9/23/2015. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Notice of Submission)(Reference: ALL CASES)(Vermeulen, Zoe) Modified on 9/3/2015 (gec). Modified on 9/4/2015 to remove referral (lag). (Entered: 09/03/2015)

Sept. 3, 2015

Sept. 3, 2015

PACER
56

**ERROR: ATTORNEY REFILED, SEE RECORD DOC #58** EXPARTE/CONSENT MOTION to Continue, MOTION to Expedite, MOTION for Hearing re 52 MOTION to Dismiss for Improper Venue or, Alternatively, to Transfer Venue by U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Proposed Order)(Reference: 2:15-cv-01161)(Navarre Davis, Alexandra) Modified on 9/9/2015 (gec). (Entered: 09/08/2015)

Sept. 8, 2015

Sept. 8, 2015

PACER
57

Order Vacating Case Referral to Magistrate Judge. Signed by Judge Carl Barbier on 9/8/15. (cc: Judge Shushan, G. Chauvin) (Reference: both cases)(sek) (Entered: 09/08/2015)

Sept. 8, 2015

Sept. 8, 2015

PACER
58

**DEFICIENT** EXPARTE/CONSENT MOTION to Continue, MOTION to Expedite, MOTION for Hearing by U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order, # 2 Memorandum in Support, # 3 Notice of Submission)(Reference: 2:15-cv-01161)(Navarre Davis, Alexandra) Modified on 9/9/2015 (gec). (Entered: 09/08/2015)

Sept. 8, 2015

Sept. 8, 2015

PACER
59

MOTION to Intervene by U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Motion(s) referred to Sally Shushan. Motion(s) will be submitted on 9/23/2015. (Attachments: # 1 Complaint, # 2 Exhibit A, # 3 Memorandum in Support, # 4 Proposed Order, # 5 Notice of Submission)(Reference: 2:15-cv-01161)(Navarre Davis, Alexandra) (Entered: 09/08/2015)

Sept. 8, 2015

Sept. 8, 2015

PACER
60

Correction of Docket Entry by Clerk re 56 MOTION to Continue MOTION to Expedite MOTION for Hearing re 52 MOTION to Dismiss for Improper Venue or, Alternatively, to Transfer Venue. This document was filed in error. Attorney has refiled, see record doc #58. (Reference: ALL CASES)(gec) (Entered: 09/09/2015)

Sept. 9, 2015

Sept. 9, 2015

PACER
61

Correction of Docket Entry by Clerk re 52 MOTION to Dismiss for Improper Venue or, Alternatively, to Transfer Venue is submitted before Judge Carl J. Barbier on 9/23/15 per order # 57 . (Reference: both cases)(sek) (Entered: 09/09/2015)

Sept. 9, 2015

Sept. 9, 2015

PACER
62

EXPARTE/CONSENT MOTION to Expedite Motion to Continue by U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order, # 2 Notice of Submission, # 3 Proposed Motion to Continue, # 4 Proposed Memorandum in Support of Motion to Continue, # 5 Proposed Order granting Motion to Continue)(Reference: 15-1161)(Juge, Gregory) Modified on 9/10/2015 (gec). (Entered: 09/09/2015)

Sept. 9, 2015

Sept. 9, 2015

PACER
63

RESPONSE/MEMORANDUM in Opposition filed by First Tower Loan, LLC, Tower Loan of Mississippi, LLC re 64 MOTION to Continue. (Reference: ALL CASES)(Whitaker, David) Modified link on 9/10/2015 (gec). (Entered: 09/09/2015)

Sept. 9, 2015

Sept. 9, 2015

PACER
64

MOTION to Continue Defendant's Venue Motion by U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Motion(s) will be submitted on 10/7/2015. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Notice of Submission, # 3 Proposed Order)(Reference: ALL CASES)(gec) (Entered: 09/10/2015)

Sept. 9, 2015

Sept. 9, 2015

PACER
65

Correction of Docket Entry by Clerk re 62 MOTION to Expedite Proposed Motion to Continue. Filing attorney incorrectly attached the Motion to Continue to this motion instead of filing it as a separate entry. Clerk took corrective action by separating the motion to continue and docketing it as a separate entry (Rec. Doc. 64). (Reference: ALL CASES)(gec) (Entered: 09/10/2015)

Sept. 10, 2015

Sept. 10, 2015

PACER
66

RESPONSE/MEMORANDUM in Opposition filed by First Tower Loan, LLC, Tower Loan of Mississippi, LLC re 59 MOTION to Intervene. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1)(Reference: ALL CASES)(Whitaker, David) Modified on 9/16/2015 (gec). (Entered: 09/15/2015)

Sept. 15, 2015

Sept. 15, 2015

PACER
67

RESPONSE/MEMORANDUM in Opposition filed by Tristan Broussard re 52 MOTION to Dismiss for Improper Venue or, Alternatively, to Transfer Venue. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit Declaration of Samuel Wolfe, # 2 Exhibit Wolfe Decl. Ex. A - Branch Locations, # 3 Exhibit Wolfe Decl. Ex. B - Map from Tower to E.D. La., # 4 Exhibit Wolfe Decl. Ex. C - Map from Tower to W.D. La., # 5 Exhibit Wolfe Decl. Ex. D - Map from Tower's Counsel to E.D. La., # 6 Exhibit Wolfe Decl. Ex. E - Map from Tower's Counsel to W.D. La., # 7 Exhibit Wolfe Decl. Ex. F - Caseload Profiles)(Reference: 2:15-cv-01161; 2:15-cv-02500)(Wolfe, Samuel) Modified on 9/16/2015 (gec). (Entered: 09/15/2015)

Sept. 15, 2015

Sept. 15, 2015

PACER
68

RESPONSE/MEMORANDUM in Opposition filed by Tristan Broussard re 55 MOTION to Stay Proceedings. (Reference: 2:15-cv-01161; 2:15-cv-02500)(Wolfe, Samuel) Modified on 9/16/2015 (gec). (Entered: 09/15/2015)

Sept. 15, 2015

Sept. 15, 2015

PACER
69

RESPONSE/MEMORANDUM in Support filed by Tristan Broussard re 59 MOTION to Intervene. (Reference: 2:15-cv-01161; 2:15-cv-02500)(Wolfe, Samuel) Modified on 9/16/2015 (gec). (Entered: 09/15/2015)

Sept. 15, 2015

Sept. 15, 2015

PACER
70

ORDERED that the EEOC's Motion to Intervene is GRANTED. The EEOC's Motion for Expedited Hearing is DENIED as moot. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that First Tower's Motion to Stay is DENIED. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the EEOC's Motion to Continue is GRANTED. First Tower's Motion to Dismiss for Improper Venue (Rec. Doc. 52), currently set for submission on September 23, 2015, is RESET for submission on October 7, 2015. The EEOC shall file a response to Defendant's motion no later than September 29, 2015, in accordance with LR 7.5. Signed by Judge Carl Barbier on 9/16/15.(Reference: all cases)(sek) (Entered: 09/16/2015)

Sept. 16, 2015

Sept. 16, 2015

PACER
71

Intervenor COMPLAINT with Jury Demand filed by U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Reference: all cases)(sek) (Entered: 09/16/2015)

Sept. 16, 2015

Sept. 16, 2015

PACER
72

EXPARTE/CONSENT MOTION to Enroll as Counsel of Record, Edward Juarez, by U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order, # 2 Certificate of Good Standing, # 3 Statement Under Oath of Edward Juarez, # 4 ECF Attorney Registration Form)(Reference: 15-1161)(Juge, Gregory) (Entered: 09/22/2015)

Sept. 22, 2015

Sept. 22, 2015

PACER
73

ORDER granting 72 Motion to Enroll as Counsel of Record for Attorney Edward Juarez for U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Signed by Judge Carl Barbier. (Reference: ALL CASES)(gec) (Entered: 09/23/2015)

Sept. 23, 2015

Sept. 23, 2015

PACER
74

RESPONSE/MEMORANDUM in Opposition filed by U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission re 52 MOTION to Dismiss for Improper Venue or, Alternatively, to Transfer Venue . (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, EEOC Amicus Brief in Horseshoe Appeal)(Reference: 15-1161)(Juge, Gregory) (Entered: 09/29/2015)

Sept. 29, 2015

Sept. 29, 2015

PACER
75

EXPARTE/CONSENT MOTION for Leave to File Reply Memorandum in Support of Motion to Dismiss or Transfer by First Tower Loan, LLC, Tower Loan of Mississippi, LLC. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order, # 2 Proposed Pleading)(Reference: ALL CASES)(Vermeulen, Zoe) Modified on 9/30/2015 (gec). (Entered: 09/29/2015)

Sept. 29, 2015

Sept. 29, 2015

PACER
76

Correction of Docket Entry by Clerk re 75 MOTION for Leave to File Reply Memorandum in Support of Motion to Dismiss or Transfer. Filing attorney incorrectly changed 'N' to 'Y' at the question 'Is this motion to be decided by the Magistrate Judge Y/N?'. This motion will be decided by the district judge. Clerk took corrective action. (Reference: ALL CASES)(gec) (Entered: 09/30/2015)

Sept. 30, 2015

Sept. 30, 2015

PACER
77

ORDER & REASONS: denying 52 Motion to Dismiss or, Alternatively, to Transfer Venue; denying as moot 75 Motion for Leave to File Reply Memorandum. Signed by Judge Carl Barbier on 10/1/15. (Reference: all cases)(sek) (Entered: 10/02/2015)

Oct. 2, 2015

Oct. 2, 2015

RECAP
78

EXPARTE/CONSENT MOTION to Withdraw Elissa Johnson as Attorney by Tristan Broussard. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Reference: 2:15-cv-1161; 2:15-cv-2500)(Wolfe, Samuel) Modified on 10/6/2015 (gec). (Entered: 10/05/2015)

Oct. 5, 2015

Oct. 5, 2015

PACER
79

NOTICE: Scheduling Conference set for 11/3/2015 03:00 PM before case manager by telephone. By Clerk.(Reference: 15-1161, 15-2500)(sek) (Entered: 10/05/2015)

Oct. 5, 2015

Oct. 5, 2015

PACER
80

ORDER granting 78 Motion to Withdraw as Attorney for Tristan Broussard. Attorney Elissa F. Johnson terminated. Signed by Judge Carl Barbier on 10/6/15. (Reference: all cases)(sek) (Entered: 10/06/2015)

Oct. 6, 2015

Oct. 6, 2015

PACER
81

EXPARTE/CONSENT MOTION to Designate Edward Juarez as Lead Trial Attorney by U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Reference: 15-2500)(Juarez, Edward) Modified on 10/8/2015 (gec). (Entered: 10/07/2015)

Oct. 7, 2015

Oct. 7, 2015

PACER
82

ORDER granting 81 Motion to Designate Edward Juarez as lead Trial Attorney for Plaintiff-Intervenor U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Signed by Judge Carl Barbier on 10/8/15. (Reference: both cases)(sek) (Entered: 10/08/2015)

Oct. 8, 2015

Oct. 8, 2015

PACER
83

ANSWER to 71 Intervenor Complaint by First Tower Loan, LLC.(Reference: 15-1161)(Whitaker, David) (Entered: 10/08/2015)

Oct. 8, 2015

Oct. 8, 2015

PACER
84

SCHEDULING ORDER: Final Pretrial Conference set for 10/6/2016 02:30 PM before Judge Carl Barbier. Jury Trial set for 10/31/2016 08:30 AM before Judge Carl Barbier. All discovery must be completed by 9/6/2016. Signed by Judge Carl Barbier on 11/4/15. (Attachments: # 1 Pretrial Notice Form)(Reference: both cases)(sek) (Entered: 11/04/2015)

Nov. 4, 2015

Nov. 4, 2015

PACER
85

MOTION to Compel Arbitration Appoint Arbitrator and to Stay Proceedings by First Tower Loan, LLC. Motion(s) will be submitted on 12/2/2015. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Exhibit 1, # 3 Exhibit 2, # 4 Exhibit 3, # 5 Notice of Submission)(Reference: 15-1611)(Whitaker, David) (Attachment 2 & Attachment 3 replaced on 11/9/2015 per doc #90) (sek). (Entered: 11/05/2015)

Nov. 5, 2015

Nov. 5, 2015

PACER
86

EXPARTE/CONSENT MOTION to Substitute Exhibits "1" and "2" to Defendant's Motion to Compel Arbitration, Appoint Arbitrator and to Stay Proceedings [Doc. 85] by First Tower Loan, LLC. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order, # 2 Exhibit 1, # 3 Exhibit 2)(Reference: 15-1161)(Whitaker, David) Modified on 11/6/2015 (gec). (Entered: 11/06/2015)

Nov. 6, 2015

Nov. 6, 2015

PACER
87

ERROR DUPLICATE FILING: SEE DOC #88 FOR CORRECT ENTRY -. EXPARTE/CONSENT MOTION to Substitute Attorney. Attorney Jody E. Evans to be substituted in place of James M. Finberg, Barbara J. Chisholm, P. Casey Pitts by Tristan Broussard. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Notice of Submission, # 3 Proposed Order)(Reference: 2:15-cv-01161)(Delaney, Ryan) Modified on 11/6/2015 (sek). (Entered: 11/06/2015)

Nov. 6, 2015

Nov. 6, 2015

PACER
88

**DEFICIENT** EXPARTE/CONSENT MOTION to Substitute Attorney. Attorney James M. Finberg, Barbara J. Chisholm, P. Casey Pitts to be substituted in place of Jody E. Owens by Tristan Broussard. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Notice of Submission, # 3 Proposed Order)(Reference: 2:15-cv-01161)(Delaney, Ryan) Modified on 11/9/2015 (gec). (Entered: 11/06/2015)

Nov. 6, 2015

Nov. 6, 2015

PACER
89

Correction of Docket Entry by Clerk re 86 MOTION to Substitute Exhibits. Filing attorney incorrectly changed 'N' to 'Y' at the question 'Is this motion to be decided by the Magistrate Judge Y/N?'. This motion will be decided by the district judge. Also, attachments have duplicate descriptions. For attachments, do not duplicate category in the description box since this results in duplicate docket text. Clerk took corrective action. (Reference: ALL CASES)(gec) (Entered: 11/06/2015)

Nov. 6, 2015

Nov. 6, 2015

PACER
90

ORDER granting 86 Motion to Substitute Exhibit 1 and 2 to Defendant's Motion to Compel Arbitration, Appoint Arbitrator and to Stay Proceedings. Exhibits attached to Rec.Doc. 86 are deemed part of the record as to Doc. 85 Motion to to Compel Arbitration, Appoint Arbitrator and to Stay Proceedings. Signed by Judge Carl Barbier on 11/6/15. (Reference: both cases)(sek) (Entered: 11/06/2015)

Nov. 6, 2015

Nov. 6, 2015

PACER
91

EXPARTE/CONSENT MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice of P. Casey Pitts (Filing fee $ 100 receipt number 053L-5106531), MOTION to Substitute Attorney. Attorney P. Casey Pitts to be substituted in place of Jody E. Owens II by Tristan Broussard. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit Declaration of Pitts, including (1) Certificate of Good Standing and (2) Statement Regarding Disciplinary Proceedings, # 2 Memorandum in Support, # 3 Proposed Orderr)(Reference: 2:15-cv-1161; 2:15-cv-2500)(Delaney, Ryan) Modified on 11/16/2015 (gec). (Entered: 11/13/2015)

Nov. 13, 2015

Nov. 13, 2015

PACER
92

EXPARTE/CONSENT MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice of Barbara J. Chisholm (Filing fee $ 100 receipt number 053L-5106537), MOTION to Substitute Attorney. Attorney Barbara J. Chisholm to be substituted in place of Jody E. Owens II by Tristan Broussard. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit Declaration of Chisholm, including (1) Certificate of Good Standing and (2) Statement Regarding Disciplinary Proceedings, # 2 Memorandum in Support, # 3 Proposed Orderr)(Reference: 2:15-cv-1161; 2:15-cv-2500)(Delaney, Ryan) Modified on 11/16/2015 (gec). (Entered: 11/13/2015)

Nov. 13, 2015

Nov. 13, 2015

PACER
93

EXPARTE/CONSENT MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice of James M. Finberg (Filing fee $ 100 receipt number 053L-5106540), MOTION to Substitute Attorney. Attorney James M. Finberg to be substituted in place of Jody E. Owens II by Tristan Broussard. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit Declaration of Finberg, including (1) Certificate of Good Standing and (2) Statement Regarding Disciplinary Proceedings, # 2 Memorandum in Support, # 3 Proposed Order)(Reference: 2:15-cv-1161; 2:15-cv-2500)(Delaney, Ryan) Modified on 11/16/2015 (gec). (Entered: 11/13/2015)

Nov. 13, 2015

Nov. 13, 2015

PACER
94

Correction of Docket Entry by Clerk re 91, 92, 93 MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice, MOTION to Substitute Attorney. Attachments have duplicate descriptions. For attachments, do not duplicate category in the description box since this results in duplicate docket text. Clerk took corrective action. (Reference: ALL CASES)(gec) (Entered: 11/16/2015)

Nov. 16, 2015

Nov. 16, 2015

PACER
95

EXPARTE/CONSENT MOTION to Enroll as Counsel of Record by First Tower Loan, LLC. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Reference: 11cv1161)(Whitaker, David) (Entered: 11/16/2015)

Nov. 16, 2015

Nov. 16, 2015

PACER
96

MOTION to Stay EEOC Claims Pending Arbitration by First Tower Loan, LLC. Motion(s) will be submitted on 12/2/2015. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Notice of Submission)(Reference: 15cv1161)(Whitaker, David) (Entered: 11/16/2015)

Nov. 16, 2015

Nov. 16, 2015

PACER
97

ORDER granting 95 Motion to Enroll as Counsel of Record for Attorney Scott Deloss Huffstetler,Erin Lutkewitte Kilgore for First Tower Loan, LLC. Signed by Judge Carl Barbier on 11/19/15. (Reference: 15-1161, 15-2500)(sek) (Entered: 11/20/2015)

Nov. 20, 2015

Nov. 20, 2015

PACER
98

ORDER REFERRING MOTIONS: Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice of P. Casey Pitts (Rec. Doc. 91), Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice of Barbara J. Chisholm (Rec. Doc. 92), and Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice of James M. Fineberg (Rec. Doc. 93) are hereby REFERRED to United States Magistrate Judge Sally Shushan for the Eastern District of Louisiana, for the purpose of hearing and determination pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 636(b)(1)(A). Signed by Judge Carl Barbier on 11/19/15. (NEF: Mag Judge Shushan, G. Chauvin)(Reference: 15-1161, 15-2500)(sek) (Entered: 11/20/2015)

Nov. 20, 2015

Nov. 20, 2015

PACER
99

RESPONSE/MEMORANDUM in Opposition filed by U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission re 85 MOTION to Compel Arbitration Appoint Arbitrator and to Stay Proceedings . (Reference: 15-1161)(Juge, Gregory) (Entered: 11/24/2015)

Nov. 24, 2015

Nov. 24, 2015

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: Louisiana

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: April 13, 2015

Case Ongoing: No reason to think so

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

A transgender man who was fired for not agreeing to present and be treated as a woman while in the workplace.

Plaintiff Type(s):

EEOC Plaintiff

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR)

Southern Poverty Law Center

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

First Tower Loan, LLC, Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Special Case Type(s):

Non-court arbitration/mediation

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Monetary Relief

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Non-settlement Outcome

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Litigation

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: 53,162

Order Duration: 2017 - 2019

Content of Injunction:

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Discrimination Prohibition

Monitoring

Provide antidiscrimination training

Training

Issues

General:

Gay/lesbian/transgender

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Discrimination-basis:

Gender identity

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Male

EEOC-centric:

EEOC Intervened in Private Suit