Case: Morgan v. U.S. Soccer Federation

2:19-cv-01717 | U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

Filed Date: March 8, 2019

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Case Summary

This is a case about the Women’s National Soccer Team (WNT) suing the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) for gender discrimination. On March 8, 2019, members of the WNT filed this class-action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. The plaintiffs sued the USSF under the Equal Pay Act (EPA), 29 U.S.C. § 206(d) et seq., and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq. Represented by Winston & Strawn LLP, the plaintiffs sought damages…

This is a case about the Women’s National Soccer Team (WNT) suing the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) for gender discrimination. On March 8, 2019, members of the WNT filed this class-action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. The plaintiffs sued the USSF under the Equal Pay Act (EPA), 29 U.S.C. § 206(d) et seq., and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq. Represented by Winston & Strawn LLP, the plaintiffs sought damages & fees (including back pay), an injunction against the USSF engaging in its gender discrimination practices, a declaratory judgment that such practices were unlawful, and an adjustment to their wages and benefits. They claimed that the USSF had been paying them less than similarly situated male employees despite better performance in violation of the EPA. Their complaint also stated that the USSF has been treating them less favorably than their male colleagues in violation of Title VII, specifically with respect to “pay; playing, training and travel conditions; promotion of games; and support and development for games.”

The WNT has had world-wide success. It has been ranked first in the world according to FIFA’s Women’s World Rankings for ten of the past eleven years; it has won three World Cup titles and four Olympic Gold Medals; and has won numerous other awards and accolades. Plaintiffs alleged that because of this success, they spend more time training, competing, and participating in media sessions than their male counterparts. They furthermore contended that they earned more profit and/or revenue for the USSF than the Men’s National Soccer Team (MNT) during the period relevant to this case.

Despite this, the plaintiffs claimed that USSF has continued to treat its female employees worse than its similarly situated male employees. For non-tournament games called “friendlies”, the complaint calculated that if all games were won, the WNT would earn on average 38% that of the MNT. For the 2014 World Cup, the MNT earned $5,375,000 in “performance bonuses” after being knocked out in Round 16. In contrast, in 2015, the WNT earned only $1,725,000 after winning the entire World Cup. But the plaintiffs said that the disparate treatment extended to policies and practices as well. The WNT was much more often forced to play on inferior surfaces such as artificial turf, which affect the game and are more likely to lead to injury; the MNT has consistently received charter flights while the WNT has had to fly commercial; the USSF has allocated fewer resources for promoting WNT games than for promoting MNT games, and waited longer before announcing their games leading to reduced attendance; and the USSF charged less for tickets to WNT games than to MNT games, reducing the potential revenue from their games.

The WNT began collective bargaining for equal pay through their union in 2012, but the USSF has continually rejected their demands. In fact, in response to their 2012 demands, the USSF countered that they would only compensate the WNT for winning games against FIFA top-ranked teams (the MNT, by comparison, were always paid no matter the outcome of the game or the rank of the opposing team). According to the complaint, in 2016, a representative of the USSF claimed that “market realities are such that the women do not deserve to be paid equally to the men,” after openly admitting that the WNT outperformed the MNT in both revenue and profit the prior year. In 2017, the WNT proposed a revenue-sharing model to test these “market realities” wherein their pay would increase or decrease based on whether the USSF derived more or less revenue from WNT’s activities. The USSF rejected this proposal.

Upon filing the suit on March 8, 2019, plaintiffs filed a motion to transfer the case to Multidistrict Litigation, but this was denied on June 10, 2019. Defendant filed to transfer to the Northern District of California on May 23, 2019, but this was denied on July 1, 2019.

On August 20, 2019 the case was referred to mediation.

On September 11, 2019, plaintiffs filed a motion for class certification, which was granted on November 8, 2019. The order granted:

(1) Certification of a Rule 23(b)(2) class, defined as: "All WNT players on the team at the date of final judgment, or the date of the resolution of any appeals therefrom, whichever is later;"

(2) Certification of a Rule 23(b)(3) class, defined as: "All WNT players who were members of the WNT at any time from February 4, 2015 through the date of class certification;" and

(3) Conditional certification of a collective action pursuant to 29 U.S.C. § 216(b), defined as: "All WNT players who were members of the WNT at any time from March 8, 2016 through the present."

On February 20, 2020, both parties motioned for summary judgment. On May 1, 2020, Judge R. Gary Klausner denied the plaintiff’s motion and granted the defendant’s motion in part. The EPA claim was denied because (1) the WNT was paid more both on a cumulative and average per-game basis than the MNT, and (2) the WNT failed to offer sufficient evidence that despite this, they were being undercompensated compared to the MNT. The Title VII claim, however, survived “insofar as it is based on (1) travel conditions (specifically, charter flights and hotel accommodations), and (2) personnel and support services (specifically, medical and training support).”

On May 8, 2020, the plaintiffs filed a motion with the district court to certify an interlocutory appeal regarding the summary judgment order on the Equal Pay Act and Title VII claims. The district court denied their motion on June 23, 2020, reasoning that if the plaintiffs lost at trial, an appeal of all claims would be likely anyway, so it would not make administrative sense to do so before the trial.

On July 29, 2020, the court scheduled a jury trial for January 26, 2021. However, prior to a trial, on April 13, 2021, the court granted the plaintiff’s motion for final approval of class settlement regarding the working conditions claims.

That order included entering a final judgment on the Equal Pay Act and Title VII claims. Accordingly, on April 14, the plaintiff’s filed a notice of appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, seeking to reinstate these claims (USCA No. 21-55356). The EEOC asked for permission to participate on the appeal on behalf of the plaintiffs. The case continued to receive attention at the national scale and was the subject of frequent news coverage.

In February 2022, the parties reached a settlement agreement on the equal pay claims, which provided $24 million in backpay to the soccer players. In light of this development, the Ninth Circuit granted the parties' joint motion to remove the appeal from the oral argument calendar and to place it abeyance.

The case is ongoing and the settlement agreement is pending final approval by the district court.

Summary Authors

Jack Kanarek (10/3/2020)

Emma Mertens (4/8/2022)

People

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Judge(s)

Caldwell, Karen K. (Kentucky)

Gorton, Nathaniel M. (Massachusetts)

Huvelle, Ellen Segal (District of Columbia)

Kaplan, Lewis A. (New York)

Klausner, Gary (California)

Perry, Catherine D. (Missouri)

Proctor, R. David (Alabama)

Vance, Sarah S. (Louisiana)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Feher, David G. (New York)

Kessler, Jeffrey L. (New York)

Judge(s)

Caldwell, Karen K. (Kentucky)

Gorton, Nathaniel M. (Massachusetts)

Huvelle, Ellen Segal (District of Columbia)

Kaplan, Lewis A. (New York)

Klausner, Gary (California)

Perry, Catherine D. (Missouri)

Proctor, R. David (Alabama)

Vance, Sarah S. (Louisiana)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Feher, David G. (New York)

Kessler, Jeffrey L. (New York)

Leiden, Diana Hughes (California)

Netter, Brian D. (District of Columbia)

Parsigian, Jeanifer E. (California)

Saharsky, Nicole A. (District of Columbia)

Spangler, Cardelle B. (Illinois)

Tsukerman, Lev (California)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Egan, Chantelle C. (California)

Ferrari, Giovanna A. (California)

Finkel, Noah A. (Illinois)

Goodwin, Kara L. (Illinois)

Gragert, Sarah M. (District of Columbia)

Huang, Kuan (New York)

Johnson, Michele D. (California)

Kershaw, Kyllan B. (Georgia)

Luce, Cheryl A. (Illinois)

McLaughlin, Ellen E. (Illinois)

Peters, Kristen M. (California)

Smentek, Sharilee K. (Illinois)

Stolzenbach, Brian M. (Illinois)

Wine, Jamie L. (New York)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket [PACER]

Aug. 6, 2020 Docket
1

Plaintiffs' Collective Action Complaint for Violations of the Equal Pay Act and Class Action Complaint for Violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

2019 WL 1199270

March 8, 2019 Complaint
2

Exhibit A to Complaint

March 8, 2019 Complaint
51

Order Denying Transfer

In Re: United States Soccer Federation Pay Discrimination Litigation

U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML)

June 10, 2019 Order/Opinion
56

Civil Minutes - General

Morgan v. United States Soccer Federation

July 1, 2019 Transcript
98

Civil Minutes - General

Morgan v. United States Soccer Federation

Nov. 8, 2019 Transcript
171 (& 171-1 to 171-6)

Defendant's Notice of Motion and Motion for Summary Judgment on Plaintiffs' Claims

Feb. 20, 2020 Pleading / Motion / Brief
170 (& 170-1 to 170-39)

Plaintiffs' Notice of Motion and Motion for Partial Summary Judgment; Memorandum of Points & Authorities in Support

Feb. 20, 2020 Pleading / Motion / Brief
250

Order Re: Plaintiffs' Motion for Partial Summary Judgment [DE 170]; Defendants' Motion for Summary Judgment [DE 171]

445 F.Supp.3d 635, 2020 WL 2214082

May 1, 2020 Order/Opinion
266

Order Re: Plaintiffs' Motion for Entry of Judgment [DE 253]

2020 WL 4390368

June 23, 2020 Order/Opinion

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/14651081/alex-morgan-v-united-states-soccer-federation-inc/

Last updated May 12, 2022, 8 p.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link
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COMPLAINT Receipt No: 0973−23339973 − Fee: $400, filed by Plaintiffs Julie Ertz, Alyssa Naeher, Danielle Colaprico, Emily Sonnett, Megan Rapinoe, Allie Long, Kelley OHara, Alex Morgan, Merritt Mathias, Christen Press, Rose Lavelle, Ashlyn Harris, Andi Sullivan, Casey Short, Jane Campbell, McCall Zerboni, Becky Lindsey Horan, Abby Dahlkemper, Carli Lloyd, Mallory Pugh, Crystal Dunn, Jessica McDonald, Morgan Brian. (Attorney Diana Hughes Leiden added to party Morgan Brian(pty:pla), Attorney Diana Hughes Leiden added to party Jane Campbell(pty:pla), Attorney Diana Hughes Leiden added to party Danielle Colaprico(pty:pla), Attorney Diana Hughes Leiden added to party Abby Dahlkemper(pty:pla), Attorney Diana Hughes Leiden added to party Tierna Davidson(pty:pla), Attorney Diana Hughes Leiden added to party Crystal Dunn(pty:pla), Attorney Diana Hughes Leiden added to party Julie Ertz (pty:pla), Attorney Diana Hughes Leiden added to party Adrianna Franch(pty:pla), Attorney Diana Hughes Leiden added to party Ashlyn Harris(pty:pla), Attorney Diana Hughes Leiden added to party Tobin Heath(pty:pla), Attorney Diana Hughes Leiden added to party Lindsey Horan(pty:pla), Attorney Diana Hughes Leiden added to party Rose Lavelle(pty:pla), Attorney Diana Hughes Leiden added to party Carli Lloyd(pty:pla), Attorney Diana Hughes Leiden added to party Allie Long (pty:pla), Attorney Diana Hughes Leiden added to party Merritt Mathias(pty:pla), Attorney Diana Hughes Leiden added to party Jessica McDonald(pty:pla), Attorney Diana Hughes Leiden added to party Samantha Mewis(pty:pla), Attorney Diana Hughes Leiden added to party Alex Morgan(pty:pla), Attorney Diana Hughes Leiden added to party Alyssa Naeher(pty:pla), Attorney Diana Hughes Leiden added to party Kelley OHara(pty:pla), Attorney Diana Hughes Leiden added to party Christen Press(pty:pla), Attorney Diana Hughes Leiden added to party Mallory Pugh(pty:pla), Attorney Diana Hughes Leiden added to party Megan Rapinoe(pty:pla), Attorney Diana Hughes Leiden added to party Becky Sauerbrunn(pty:pla), Attorney Diana Hughes Leiden added to party Casey Short(pty:pla), Attorney Diana Hughes Leiden added to party Emily Sonnett (pty:pla), Attorney Diana Hughes Leiden added to party Andi Sullivan (pty:pla), Attorney Diana Hughes Leiden added to party McCall Zerboni(pty:pla))(Leiden, Diana) (Entered: 03/08/2019)

March 8, 2019
2

EXHIBIT Filed filed by Plaintiffs Morgan Brian, Jane Campbell, Danielle Colaprico, Abby Dahlkemper, Tierna Davidson, Crystal Dunn, Julie Ertz, Adrianna Franch, Ashlyn Harris, Tobin Heath, Lindsey Horan, Rose Lavelle, Carli Lloyd, Allie Long, Merritt Mathias, Jessica McDonald, Samantha Mewis, Alex Morgan, Alyssa Naeher, Kelley OHara, Christen Press, Mallory Pugh, Megan Rapinoe, Becky Sauerbrunn, Casey Short, Emily Sonnett, Andi Sullivan, McCall Zerboni. (Exhibit A to Complaint) as to Complaint (Attorney Civil Case Opening),,,,,,,,, 1 . (Leiden, Diana) (Entered: 03/08/2019)

March 8, 2019
3

CIVIL COVER SHEET filed by Plaintiffs Morgan Brian, Jane Campbell, Danielle Colaprico, Abby Dahlkemper, Tierna Davidson, Crystal Dunn, Julie Ertz, Adrianna Franch, Ashlyn Harris, Tobin Heath, Lindsey Horan, Rose Lavelle, Carli Lloyd, Allie Long, Merritt Mathias, Jessica McDonald, Samantha Mewis, Alex Morgan, Alyssa Naeher, Kelley OHara, Christen Press, Mallory Pugh, Megan Rapinoe, Becky Sauerbrunn, Casey Short, Emily Sonnett, Andi Sullivan, McCall Zerboni. (Leiden, Diana) (Entered: 03/08/2019)

March 8, 2019
4

Request for Clerk to Issue Summons on Exhibit (non−trial),, 2 , Complaint (Attorney Civil Case Opening),,,,,,,,, 1 filed by Plaintiffs Morgan Brian, Jane Campbell, Danielle Colaprico, Abby Dahlkemper, Tierna Davidson, Crystal Dunn, Julie Ertz, Adrianna Franch, Ashlyn Harris, Tobin Heath, Lindsey Horan, Rose Lavelle, Carli Lloyd, Allie Long, Merritt Mathias, Jessica McDonald, Samantha Mewis, Alex Morgan, Alyssa Naeher, Kelley OHara, Christen Press, Mallory Pugh, Megan Rapinoe, Becky Sauerbrunn, Casey Short, Emily Sonnett, Andi Sullivan, McCall Zerboni. (Leiden, Diana) (Entered: 03/08/2019)

March 8, 2019
5

NOTICE of Interested Parties filed by Plaintiffs Morgan Brian, Jane Campbell, Danielle Colaprico, Abby Dahlkemper, Tierna Davidson, Crystal Dunn, Julie Ertz, Adrianna Franch, Ashlyn Harris, Tobin Heath, Lindsey Horan, Rose Lavelle, Carli Lloyd, Allie Long, Merritt Mathias, Jessica McDonald, Samantha Mewis, Alex Morgan, Alyssa Naeher, Kelley OHara, Christen Press, Mallory Pugh, Megan Rapinoe, Becky Sauerbrunn, Casey Short, Emily Sonnett, Andi Sullivan, McCall Zerboni, identifying Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe, Becky Sauerbrunn, Carli Lloyd, Morgan Brian, Jane Campbell, Danielle Colaprico, Abby Dahlkemper, Tierna Davidson, Crystal Dunn, Julie Ertz, Adrianna Franch, Ashlyn Harris, Tobin Heath, Lindsey Horan, Rose Lavelle, Allie Long, Merritt Mathias, Jessica McDonald, Samantha Mewis, Alyssa Naeher, Kelley OHara, Christen Press, Mallory Pugh, Casey Short, Emily Sonnett, Andi Sullivan, McCall Zerboni, and United States Soccer Federation, Inc.. (Leiden, Diana) (Entered: 03/08/2019)

March 8, 2019
6

NOTICE (First ) of Filing of Consent to Join Forms filed by Plaintiffs Morgan Brian, Jane Campbell, Danielle Colaprico, Abby Dahlkemper, Tierna Davidson, Crystal Dunn, Julie Ertz, Adrianna Franch, Ashlyn Harris, Tobin Heath, Lindsey Horan, Rose Lavelle, Carli Lloyd, Allie Long, Merritt Mathias, Jessica McDonald, Samantha Mewis, Alex Morgan, Alyssa Naeher, Kelley OHara, Christen Press, Mallory Pugh, Megan Rapinoe, Becky Sauerbrunn, Casey Short, Emily Sonnett, Andi Sullivan, McCall Zerboni. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Leiden, Diana) (Entered: 03/08/2019)

March 8, 2019
7

APPLICATION of Non−Resident Attorney Jeffrey L. Kessler to Appear Pro Hac Vice on behalf of Plaintiffs Morgan Brian, Jane Campbell, Danielle Colaprico, Abby Dahlkemper, Tierna Davidson, Crystal Dunn, Julie Ertz, Adrianna Franch, Ashlyn Harris, Tobin Heath, Lindsey Horan, Rose Lavelle, Carli Lloyd, Allie Long, Merritt Mathias, Jessica McDonald, Samantha Mewis, Alex Morgan, Alyssa Naeher, Kelley OHara, Christen Press, Mallory Pugh, Megan Rapinoe, Becky Sauerbrunn, Casey Short, Emily Sonnett, Andi Sullivan, McCall Zerboni (Pro Hac Vice Fee − $400 Fee Paid, Receipt No. 0973−23340129) filed by Plaintiffs Morgan Brian, Jane Campbell, Danielle Colaprico, Abby Dahlkemper, Tierna Davidson, Crystal Dunn, Julie Ertz, Adrianna Franch, Ashlyn Harris, Tobin Heath, Lindsey Horan, Rose Lavelle, Carli Lloyd, Allie Long, Merritt Mathias, Jessica McDonald, Samantha Mewis, Alex Morgan, Alyssa Naeher, Kelley OHara, Christen Press, Mallory Pugh, Megan Rapinoe, Becky Sauerbrunn, Casey Short, Emily Sonnett, Andi Sullivan, McCall Zerboni. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Leiden, Diana) (Entered: 03/08/2019)

March 8, 2019
8

APPLICATION of Non−Resident Attorney David G. Feher to Appear Pro Hac Vice on behalf of Plaintiffs Morgan Brian, Jane Campbell, Danielle Colaprico, Abby Dahlkemper, Tierna Davidson, Crystal Dunn, Julie Ertz, Adrianna Franch, Ashlyn Harris, Tobin Heath, Lindsey Horan, Rose Lavelle, Carli Lloyd, Allie Long, Merritt Mathias, Jessica McDonald, Samantha Mewis, Alex Morgan, Alyssa Naeher, Kelley OHara, Christen Press, Mallory Pugh, Megan Rapinoe, Becky Sauerbrunn, Casey Short, Emily Sonnett, Andi Sullivan, McCall Zerboni (Pro Hac Vice Fee − $400 Fee Paid, Receipt No. 0973−23340235) filed by Plaintiffs Morgan Brian, Jane Campbell, Danielle Colaprico, Abby Dahlkemper, Tierna Davidson, Crystal Dunn, Julie Ertz, Adrianna Franch, Ashlyn Harris, Tobin Heath, Lindsey Horan, Rose Lavelle, Carli Lloyd, Allie Long, Merritt Mathias, Jessica McDonald, Samantha Mewis, Alex Morgan, Alyssa Naeher, Kelley OHara, Christen Press, Mallory Pugh, Megan Rapinoe, Becky Sauerbrunn, Casey Short, Emily Sonnett, Andi Sullivan, McCall Zerboni. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Leiden, Diana) (Entered: 03/08/2019)

March 8, 2019
9

NOTICE of Filing of Motion for Transfer of Action with the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation filed by Plaintiffs Morgan Brian, Jane Campbell, Danielle Colaprico, Abby Dahlkemper, Tierna Davidson, Crystal Dunn, Julie Ertz, Adrianna Franch, Ashlyn Harris, Tobin Heath, Lindsey Horan, Rose Lavelle, Carli Lloyd, Allie Long, Merritt Mathias, Jessica McDonald, Samantha Mewis, Alex Morgan, Alyssa Naeher, Kelley OHara, Christen Press, Mallory Pugh, Megan Rapinoe, Becky Sauerbrunn, Casey Short, Emily Sonnett, Andi Sullivan, McCall Zerboni. (Attachments: # 1 Attachment A)(Leiden, Diana) (Entered: 03/08/2019)

March 8, 2019
10

NOTICE (Second) filed by Plaintiffs Morgan Brian, Jane Campbell, Danielle Colaprico, Abby Dahlkemper, Tierna Davidson, Crystal Dunn, Julie Ertz, Adrianna Franch, Ashlyn Harris, Tobin Heath, Lindsey Horan, Rose Lavelle, Carli Lloyd, Allie Long, Merritt Mathias, Jessica McDonald, Samantha Mewis, Alex Morgan, Alyssa Naeher, Kelley OHara, Christen Press, Mallory Pugh, Megan Rapinoe, Becky Sauerbrunn, Casey Short, Emily Sonnett, Andi Sullivan, McCall Zerboni. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Leiden, Diana) (Entered: 03/08/2019)

March 8, 2019
11

NOTICE OF ASSIGNMENT to District Judge Manuel L. Real and Magistrate Judge Alicia G. Rosenberg. (lh) (Entered: 03/11/2019)

March 11, 2019
12

NOTICE OF DEFICIENCIES in Request to Issue Summons RE: Summons Request,, 4 . The following error(s) was found: The caption of the summons must match the caption of the complaint verbatim. If the caption is too large to fit in the space provided, enter the name of the first party and then write see attached.Next, attach a face page of the complaint or a second page addendum to the Summons. The summons cannot be issued until this defect has been corrected. Please correct the defect and re−file your request. (lh) (Entered: 03/11/2019)

March 11, 2019
13

NOTICE OF PRO HAC VICE APPLICATION DUE for Non−Resident Attorney Cardelle B. Spangler. A document recently filed in this case lists you as an out−of−state attorney of record. However, the Court has not been able to locate any record that you are admitted to the Bar of this Court, and you have not filed an application to appear Pro Hac Vice in this case. Accordingly, within 5 business days of the date of this notice, you must either (1) have your local counsel file an application to appear Pro Hac Vice (Form G−64) and pay the applicable fee, or (2) complete the next section of this form and return it to the court at cacd_attyadm@cacd.uscourts.gov. You have been removed as counsel of record from the docket in this case, and you will not be added back to the docket until your Pro Hac Vice status has been resolved. (lh) (Entered: 03/11/2019)

March 11, 2019
14

Request for Clerk to Issue Summons on Exhibit (non−trial),, 2 , Complaint (Attorney Civil Case Opening),,,,,,,,, 1 filed by plaintiffs Morgan Brian, Jane Campbell, Danielle Colaprico, Abby Dahlkemper, Tierna Davidson, Crystal Dunn, Julie Ertz, Adrianna Franch, Ashlyn Harris, Tobin Heath, Lindsey Horan, Rose Lavelle, Carli Lloyd, Allie Long, Merritt Mathias, Jessica McDonald, Samantha Mewis, Alex Morgan, Alyssa Naeher, Kelley OHara, Christen Press, Mallory Pugh, Megan Rapinoe, Becky Sauerbrunn, Casey Short, Emily Sonnett, Andi Sullivan, McCall Zerboni. (Leiden, Diana) (Entered: 03/11/2019)

March 11, 2019
15

APPLICATION of Non−Resident Attorney Cardelle B. Spangler to Appear Pro Hac Vice on behalf of Plaintiffs Morgan Brian, Jane Campbell, Danielle Colaprico, Abby Dahlkemper, Tierna Davidson, Crystal Dunn, Julie Ertz, Adrianna Franch, Ashlyn Harris, Tobin Heath, Lindsey Horan, Rose Lavelle, Carli Lloyd, Allie Long, Merritt Mathias, Jessica McDonald, Samantha Mewis, Alex Morgan, Alyssa Naeher, Kelley OHara, Christen Press, Mallory Pugh, Megan Rapinoe, Becky Sauerbrunn, Casey Short, Emily Sonnett, Andi Sullivan, McCall Zerboni (Pro Hac Vice Fee − $400 Fee Paid, Receipt No. 0973−23352397) filed by plaintiffs Morgan Brian, Jane Campbell, Danielle Colaprico, Abby Dahlkemper, Tierna Davidson, Crystal Dunn, Julie Ertz, Adrianna Franch, Ashlyn Harris, Tobin Heath, Lindsey Horan, Rose Lavelle, Carli Lloyd, Allie Long, Merritt Mathias, Jessica McDonald, Samantha Mewis, Alex Morgan, Alyssa Naeher, Kelley OHara, Christen Press, Mallory Pugh, Megan Rapinoe, Becky Sauerbrunn, Casey Short, Emily Sonnett, Andi Sullivan, McCall Zerboni. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Leiden, Diana) (Entered: 03/11/2019)

March 11, 2019
16

NOTICE (Third) of Filing of Consent to Join Forms filed by plaintiffs Morgan Brian, Jane Campbell, Danielle Colaprico, Abby Dahlkemper, Tierna Davidson, Crystal Dunn, Julie Ertz, Adrianna Franch, Ashlyn Harris, Tobin Heath, Lindsey Horan, Rose Lavelle, Carli Lloyd, Allie Long, Merritt Mathias, Jessica McDonald, Samantha Mewis, Alex Morgan, Alyssa Naeher, Kelley OHara, Christen Press, Mallory Pugh, Megan Rapinoe, Becky Sauerbrunn, Casey Short, Emily Sonnett, Andi Sullivan, McCall Zerboni. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Leiden, Diana) (Entered: 03/11/2019)

March 11, 2019
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21−Day Summons Issued re Complaint 1 as to Defendant United States Soccer Federation, Inc. (gk) (Entered: 03/12/2019)

March 12, 2019
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ORDER TRANSFERRING CIVIL ACTION pursuant General Order 19−03. ORDER case transferred from Judge Manuel L. Real to the calendar of Judge R. Gary Klausner for all further proceedings. The case number will now reflect the initials of the transferee Judge 2:19−cv−01717 RGK(AGRx). Signed by Judge Manuel L. Real and Judge R. Gary Klausner. (rn) (Entered: 03/13/2019)

March 12, 2019
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PROOF OF SERVICE Executed by Plaintiff Julie Ertz, Alyssa Naeher, Danielle Colaprico, Emily Sonnett, Megan Rapinoe, Allie Long, Kelley OHara, Alex Morgan, Merritt Mathias, Christen Press, Rose Lavelle, Ashlyn Harris, Andi Sullivan, Casey Short, Jane Campbell, McCall Zerboni, Becky Sauerbrunn, Tierna Davidson, Adrianna Franch, Samantha Mewis, Tobin Heath, Lindsey Horan, Abby Dahlkemper, Carli Lloyd, Mallory Pugh, Crystal Dunn, Jessica McDonald, Morgan Brian, upon Defendant United States Soccer Federation, Inc. served on 3/12/2019, answer due 4/2/2019. Service of the Summons and Complaint were executed upon Registered Agent in compliance with Federal Rules of Civil Procedure by service on a domestic corporation, unincorporated association, or public entity.Original Summons returned.

March 14, 2019
21

ORDER GRANTING APPLICATION of Non−Resident Attorney David G. Feher to Appear Pro Hac Vice on behalf of Plaintiffs Morgan Brian, Jane Campbell, Danielle Colaprico, Abby Dahlkemper, Tierna Davidson, Crystal Dunn, Julie Ertz, Adrianna Franch, Ashlyn Harris, Tobin Heath, Lindsey Horan, Rose Lavelle, Carli Lloyd, Allie Long, Merritt Mathias, Jessica McDonald, Samantha Mewis, Alex Morgan, Alyssa Naeher, Kelley OHara, Christen Press, Mallory Pugh, Megan Rapinoe, Becky Sauerbrunn, Casey Short, Emily Sonnett, Andi Sullivan, McCall Zerbon and to Appear Pro Hac Vice 8 by Judge R. Gary Klausner (lc) (Entered: 03/14/2019)

March 14, 2019
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ORDER GRANTING APPLICATION of Non−Resident Attorney Cardelle B. Spangler to Appear Pro Hac Vice on behalf of Plaintiffs Morgan Brian, Jane Campbell, Danielle Colaprico, Abby Dahlkemper, Tierna Davidson, Crystal Dunn, Julie Ertz, Adrianna Franch, Ashlyn Harris, Tobin Heath, Lindsey Horan, Rose Lavelle, Carli Lloyd, Allie Long, Merritt Mathias, Jessica McDonald, Samantha Mewis, Alex Morgan, Alyssa Naeher, Kelley OHara, Christen Press, Mallory Pugh, Megan Rapinoeand designating Diana Hughes Leiden as local counsel 15 by Judge R. Gary Klausner. (lc) (Entered: 03/14/2019)

March 14, 2019
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[DOCUMENT STRICKEN PER ORDER ON 3/29/2019, SE DOCKET ENTRY NO. 31] APPLICATION of Non−Resident Attorney Cheryl A. Luce to Appear Pro Hac Vice on behalf of Defendant United States Soccer Federation, Inc. (Pro Hac Vice Fee − $400 Fee Paid, Receipt No. 0973−23451756) filed by Defendant United States Soccer Federation, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Attorney Kristen M Peters added to party United States Soccer Federation, Inc. (pty:dft)) (Peters, Kristen) Modified on 3/29/2019 (jp). (Entered: 03/27/2019)

March 27, 2019
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APPLICATION of Non−Resident Attorney Ellen E. McLaughlin to Appear Pro Hac Vice on behalf of Defendant United States Soccer Federation, Inc. (Pro Hac Vice Fee − $400 Fee Paid, Receipt No. 0973−23452014) filed by Defendant United States Soccer Federation, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Peters, Kristen) (Entered: 03/27/2019)

March 27, 2019
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STIPULATION Extending Time to Answer the complaint as to United States Soccer Federation, Inc. answer now due 5/2/2019, re Complaint (Attorney Civil Case Opening),,,,,,,,, 1 filed by Defendant United States Soccer Federation, Inc..(Peters, Kristen) (Entered: 03/28/2019)

March 28, 2019
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NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION to Stay Case pending Panel Decision on Multidistrict Litigation (Unopposed) filed by Defendant United States Soccer Federation, Inc.. Motion set for hearing on 4/29/2019 at 09:00 AM before Judge R. Gary Klausner. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Peters, Kristen) (Entered: 03/28/2019)

March 28, 2019
27

NOTICE of Interested Parties filed by Defendant United States Soccer Federation, Inc., identifying None. (Peters, Kristen) (Entered: 03/28/2019)

March 28, 2019
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CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT filed by Defendant United States Soccer Federation, Inc. identifying None as Corporate Parent. (Peters, Kristen) (Entered: 03/28/2019)

March 28, 2019
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NOTICE of Deficiency in Electronically Filed Pro Hac Vice Application RE: APPLICATION of Non−Resident Attorney Cheryl A. Luce to Appear Pro Hac Vice on behalf of Defendant United States Soccer Federation, Inc. (Pro Hac Vice Fee − $400 Fee Paid, Receipt No. 0973−23451756) 23 . The following error(s) was/were found: Local Rule 83−2.1.3.3(a) Application not complete: state and/or federal courts

March 28, 2019
31

RESPONSE BY THE COURT TO NOTICE TO FILER OF DEFICIENCIES IN ELECTRONICALLY FILED DOCUMENTS RE: APPLICATION of Non−Resident Attorney Cheryl A. Luce to Appear Pro Hac Vice on behalf of Defendant United States Soccer Federation, Inc. (Pro Hac Vice Fee − $400 Fee Paid, Receipt No. 0973−23451756) 23 by Judge R. Gary Klausner. The document is stricken and counsel is ordered to file an amended or corrected document by 4/5/2019. (jp) (Entered: 03/29/2019)

March 29, 2019
32

APPLICATION of Non−Resident Attorney Cheryl A. Luce to Appear Pro Hac Vice on behalf of Defendant United States Soccer Federation, Inc. (Pro Hac Vice Fee − $400 Previously Paid on 3/27/2019, Receipt No. 0973−23451756) filed by Defendant United States Soccer Federation, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Peters, Kristen) (Entered: 03/29/2019)

March 29, 2019
33

NOTICE (Fourth) filed by Plaintiff Morgan Brian, Jane Campbell, Danielle Colaprico, Abby Dahlkemper, Tierna Davidson, Crystal Dunn, Julie Ertz, Adrianna Franch, Ashlyn Harris, Tobin Heath, Lindsey Horan, Rose Lavelle, Carli Lloyd, Allie Long, Merritt Mathias, Jessica McDonald, Samantha Mewis, Alex Morgan, Alyssa Naeher, Kelley OHara, Christen Press, Mallory Pugh, Megan Rapinoe, Becky Sauerbrunn, Casey Short, Emily Sonnett, Andi Sullivan, McCall Zerboni. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Leiden, Diana) (Entered: 04/05/2019)

April 5, 2019
34

ORDER by Judge R. Gary Klausner: granting 32 Non−Resident Attorney Cheryl A Luce APPLICATION to Appear Pro Hac Vice on behalf of Defendant United States Soccer Federation, Inc., designating Kristen M Peters as local counsel. (jp) (Entered: 04/08/2019)

April 8, 2019
35

SCHEDULING NOTICE TO ALL PARTIES AND ORDER by Judge R. Gary Klausner. Defendant United States Soccer Federation Inc.'s Motion to Stay Case Pending Panel Decision on Multidistrict Litigation 26 , calendared for hearing on April 29, 2019, has been taken under submission and off the motion calendar. No appearances by counsel are necessary. The Court will issue a ruling after full consideration of properly submitted pleadings. THERE IS NO PDF DOCUMENT ASSOCIATED WITH THIS ENTRY. (sw) TEXT ONLY ENTRY (Entered: 04/24/2019)

April 24, 2019
36

EX PARTE APPLICATION to Extend Time to File Answer to 6/13/2019 re Complaint (Attorney Civil Case Opening),,,,,,,,, 1 filed by defendant United States Soccer Federation, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Kristen M. Peters, # 2 Proposed Order) (Peters, Kristen) (Entered: 04/29/2019)

April 29, 2019
37

NOTICE of Appearance filed by attorney Jeanifer E Parsigian on behalf of Plaintiffs Morgan Brian, Jane Campbell, Danielle Colaprico, Abby Dahlkemper, Tierna Davidson, Crystal Dunn, Julie Ertz, Adrianna Franch, Ashlyn Harris, Tobin Heath, Lindsey Horan, Rose Lavelle, Carli Lloyd, Allie Long, Merritt Mathias, Jessica McDonald, Samantha Mewis, Alex Morgan, Alyssa Naeher, Kelley OHara, Christen Press, Mallory Pugh, Megan Rapinoe, Becky Sauerbrunn, Casey Short, Emily Sonnett, Andi Sullivan, McCall Zerboni (Attorney Jeanifer E Parsigian added to party Morgan Brian(pty:pla), Attorney Jeanifer E Parsigian added to party Jane Campbell(pty:pla), Attorney Jeanifer E Parsigian added to party Danielle Colaprico(pty:pla), Attorney Jeanifer E Parsigian added to party Abby Dahlkemper(pty:pla), Attorney Jeanifer E Parsigian added to party Tierna Davidson(pty:pla), Attorney Jeanifer E Parsigian added to party Crystal Dunn(pty:pla), Attorney Jeanifer E Parsigian added to party Julie Ertz (pty:pla), Attorney Jeanifer E Parsigian added to party Adrianna Franch(pty:pla), Attorney Jeanifer E Parsigian added to party Ashlyn Harris(pty:pla), Attorney Jeanifer E Parsigian added to party Tobin Heath(pty:pla), Attorney Jeanifer E Parsigian added to party Lindsey Horan(pty:pla), Attorney Jeanifer E Parsigian added to party Rose Lavelle(pty:pla), Attorney Jeanifer E Parsigian added to party Carli Lloyd(pty:pla), Attorney Jeanifer E Parsigian added to party Allie Long (pty:pla), Attorney Jeanifer E Parsigian added to party Merritt Mathias(pty:pla), Attorney Jeanifer E Parsigian added to party Jessica McDonald(pty:pla), Attorney Jeanifer E Parsigian added to party Samantha Mewis(pty:pla), Attorney Jeanifer E Parsigian added to party Alex Morgan(pty:pla), Attorney Jeanifer E Parsigian added to party Alyssa Naeher(pty:pla), Attorney Jeanifer E Parsigian added to party Kelley OHara(pty:pla), Attorney Jeanifer E Parsigian added to party Christen Press(pty:pla), Attorney Jeanifer E Parsigian added to party Mallory Pugh(pty:pla), Attorney Jeanifer E Parsigian added to party Megan Rapinoe(pty:pla), Attorney Jeanifer E Parsigian added to party Becky Sauerbrunn(pty:pla), Attorney Jeanifer E Parsigian added to party Casey Short(pty:pla), Attorney Jeanifer E Parsigian added to party Emily Sonnett (pty:pla), Attorney Jeanifer E Parsigian added to party Andi Sullivan (pty:pla), Attorney Jeanifer E Parsigian added to party McCall Zerboni(pty:pla))(Parsigian, Jeanifer) (Entered: 04/30/2019)

April 30, 2019
38

MINUTES (IN CHAMBERS) Order re: Motion to Stay Case (DE 26 ) by Judge R. Gary Klausner. Accordingly, the Court DENIES without prejudice Defendant's motion (DE 26 ). (lom) (Entered: 04/30/2019)

April 30, 2019
39

ORDER DENYING DEFENDANT'S EX PARTE APPLICATION TO EXTEND TIME TO RESPOND TO PLAINTIFFS'COMPLAINT TO 14 DAYS AFTER THE JPML RULES ON THE PENDING MOTION TO TRANSFER ACTIONS 36 by Judge R. Gary Klausner. (lom) (Entered: 05/01/2019)

April 30, 2019
40

Second STIPULATION Extending Time to Answer the complaint as to All Defendants, re Complaint (Attorney Civil Case Opening),,,,,,,,, 1 filed by defendant United States Soccer Federation, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Kristen M. Peters, # 2 Proposed Order)(Peters, Kristen) (Entered: 05/01/2019)

May 1, 2019
41

ORDER GRANTING SECOND STIPULATION TO EXTEND THE DEADLINE FOR DEFENDANT UNITED STATES SOCCER FEDERATION, INC. TO RESPOND TO COMPLAINT 40 by Judge R. Gary Klausner. Defendant United States Soccer Federation, Inc.s deadline to respond to Plaintiffs' First AmendedComplaint is extended to MAY 6, 2019. (lom) (Entered: 05/01/2019)

May 1, 2019
42

ANSWER to Complaint (Attorney Civil Case Opening),,,,,,,,, 1 filed by Defendant United States Soccer Federation, Inc..(McLaughlin, Ellen) (Entered: 05/06/2019)

May 6, 2019
43

APPLICATION of Non−Resident Attorney Kara L. Goodwin to Appear Pro Hac Vice on behalf of Defendant United States Soccer Federation, Inc. (Pro Hac Vice Fee − $400 Fee Paid, Receipt No. 0973−23703357) filed by Defendant United States Soccer Federation, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Peters, Kristen) (Entered: 05/08/2019)

May 8, 2019
44

ORDER by Judge R. Gary Klausner: granting 43 Non−Resident Attorney Kara L Goodwin APPLICATION to Appear Pro Hac Vice on behalf of United States Soccer Federation, Inc., designating Kristen M Peters as local counsel. (jp) (Entered: 05/17/2019)

May 17, 2019
45

ORDER SETTING SCHEDULING CONFERENCE by Judge R. Gary Klausner. A Scheduling Conference has been placed on calendar for August 19, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. The Conference will be held pursuant to F.R.Civ. P. 16(b). Trial counsel must be present and there are no telephonic appearances. Counsel are ordered to file a joint statement providing a brief factual summary of the case, including the claims being asserted. The parties are reminded of their obligations to disclose information and confer on a discovery plan not later than 21 days prior to the scheduling conference, and to file a joint statement with the Court not later than 14 days after they confer, as required by F.R. Civ.P. 26 and the Local Rules of this Court. Failure to comply may lead to the imposition of sanctions. Plaintiff's counsel is directed to give notice of the scheduling conference to each party that makes an initial appearance in the action after this date. Rule 26 Meeting Report due by 8/12/2019. (sw) (Entered: 05/19/2019)

May 19, 2019
46

NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION to Transfer Case to Northern District of California filed by Defendant United States Soccer Federation, Inc.. Motion set for hearing on 7/15/2019 at 09:00 AM before Judge R. Gary Klausner. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Support of Motion to Transfer Venue Pursuant to the First−To−File Rule, # 2 Proposed Order) (McLaughlin, Ellen) (Entered: 05/23/2019)

May 23, 2019
48

STIPULATION to Continue Motion to Transfer Venue from July 1, 2019 to July 15, 2019 filed by plaintiffs Morgan Brian, Jane Campbell, Danielle Colaprico, Abby Dahlkemper, Tierna Davidson, Crystal Dunn, Julie Ertz, Adrianna Franch, Ashlyn Harris, Tobin Heath, Lindsey Horan, Rose Lavelle, Carli Lloyd, Allie Long, Merritt Mathias, Jessica McDonald, Samantha Mewis, Alex Morgan, Alyssa Naeher, Kelley OHara, Christen Press, Mallory Pugh, Megan Rapinoe, Becky Sauerbrunn, Casey Short, Emily Sonnett, Andi Sullivan, McCall Zerboni. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Jeffrey L. Kessler, # 2 Declaration of Ellen E. McLaughlin, # 3 Proposed Order)(Leiden, Diana) (Entered: 05/29/2019)

May 29, 2019
49

DENIED BY ORDER OF THE COURT by Judge R. Gary Klausner, re Stipulation to Continue Hearing 48 . The motion will be taken under submission and there no appearances by counsel will be necessary. (jp) (Entered: 05/30/2019)

May 30, 2019
50

OPPOSITION re: NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION to Transfer Case to Northern District of California 46 filed by Plaintiffs Morgan Brian, Jane Campbell, Danielle Colaprico, Abby Dahlkemper, Tierna Davidson, Crystal Dunn, Julie Ertz, Adrianna Franch, Ashlyn Harris, Tobin Heath, Lindsey Horan, Rose Lavelle, Carli Lloyd, Allie Long, Merritt Mathias, Jessica McDonald, Samantha Mewis, Alex Morgan, Alyssa Naeher, Kelley OHara, Christen Press, Mallory Pugh, Megan Rapinoe, Becky Sauerbrunn, Casey Short, Emily Sonnett, Andi Sullivan, McCall Zerboni. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Jeanifer E. Parsigian, # 2 Exhibit A to Declaration of Jeanifer E. Parsigian, # 3 Exhibit B to Declaration of Jeanifer E. Parsigian, # 4 Exhibit C to Declaration of Jeanifer E. Parsigian, # 5 Proposed Order)(Kessler, Jeffrey) (Entered: 06/10/2019)

June 10, 2019
51

ORDER DENYING TRANSFER from the United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, MDL NO. 2890, that the motion for centralization of these actions is denied. (jp) (Entered: 06/10/2019)

June 10, 2019
52

Notice of Electronic Filing re Objection/Opposition (Motion related),,, 50 e−mailed to Kara Goodwin, KGoodwin@seyfarth.com bounced due to No longer with firm. The primary e−mail address associated with the attorney record has been deleted. Pursuant to Local Rules it is the attorneys obligation to maintain all personal contact information including e−mail address in the CM/ECF system. THERE IS NO PDF DOCUMENT ASSOCIATED WITH THIS ENTRY. (lmh) TEXT ONLY ENTRY (Entered: 06/12/2019)

June 12, 2019
53

Notice of Appearance or Withdrawal of Counsel: for attorney Cheryl A Luce counsel for Defendant United States Soccer Federation, Inc.. Kara L. Goodwin is no longer counsel of record for the aforementioned party in this case for the reason indicated in the G−123 Notice. Filed by Defendant United States Soccer Federation, Inc.. (Luce, Cheryl) (Entered: 06/17/2019)

June 17, 2019
54

REPLY in support of NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION to Transfer Case to Northern District of California 46 filed by Defendant United States Soccer Federation, Inc.. (McLaughlin, Ellen) (Entered: 06/17/2019)

June 17, 2019
55

SCHEDULING NOTICE TO ALL PARTIES AND ORDER by Judge R. Gary Klausner. Defendant's Motion to Transfer Case to Northern District of California 46 , calendared for hearing on July 1, 2019, has been taken under submission and off the motion calendar. No appearances by counsel are necessary. The Court will issue a ruling after full consideration of properly submitted pleadings. THERE IS NO PDF DOCUMENT ASSOCIATED WITH THIS ENTRY. (sw) TEXT ONLY ENTRY (Entered: 06/25/2019)

June 25, 2019
56

MINUTES (IN CHAMBERS) Order Re: Defendant's Motion to Transfer Venue (DE 46) by Judge R. Gary Klausner: The court DENIES Defendant's Motion (DE 46 ). (jp) (Entered: 07/01/2019)

July 1, 2019
58

MINUTES OF Scheduling Conference held before Judge R. Gary Klausner. Amended Pleadings due by 10/1/2019. Discovery cut−off 2/6/2020. Motions due by 2/20/2020. Final Pretrial Conference set for 4/20/2020 at 09:00 AM. Jury Trial set for 5/5/2020 at 09:00 AM. Court Reporter: Sheri Kleeger. (cch) (Entered: 08/20/2019)

Aug. 19, 2019
59

ORDER/REFERRAL to ADR Procedure No 3 by Judge R. Gary Klausner. Case ordered to a private mediator based upon a stipulation of the parties or by the court order. ADR Proceeding to be held no later than March 6, 2020. (cch) (Entered: 08/20/2019)

Aug. 20, 2019
60

ORDER RE JURY TRIAL by Judge R. Gary Klausner. Pretrial Conference set for 4/20/2020 at 09:00 AM. Jury Trial set for 5/5/2020 at 09:00 AM. (cch) (Entered: 08/20/2019)

Aug. 20, 2019
61

NOTICE of Appearance filed by attorney Chantelle C Egan on behalf of Defendant United States Soccer Federation, Inc. (Attorney Chantelle C Egan added to party United States Soccer Federation, Inc. (pty:dft))(Egan, Chantelle) (Entered: 08/28/2019)

Aug. 28, 2019
62

APPLICATION of Non−Resident Attorney Brian Stolzenbach to Appear Pro Hac Vice on behalf of Defendant United States Soccer Federation, Inc. (Pro Hac Vice Fee − $400 Fee Paid, Receipt No. 0973−24344155) filed by Defendant United States Soccer Federation, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order (PROPOSED) ORDER ON APPLICATION OF NON−RESIDENT ATTORNEY TO APPEAR IN A SPECIFIC CASE PRO HAC VICE) (Peters, Kristen) (Entered: 08/28/2019)

Aug. 28, 2019
63

ORDER by Judge R. Gary Klausner: granting 62 Non−Resident Attorney Brian Stolzenbach APPLICATION to Appear Pro Hac Vice on behalf of United States Soccer Federation, Inc, designating Kristen M Peters as local counsel. (lom) (Entered: 09/04/2019)

Aug. 30, 2019
64

NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION to Certify Class filed by Plaintiffs Morgan Brian, Jane Campbell, Danielle Colaprico, Abby Dahlkemper, Tierna Davidson, Crystal Dunn, Julie Ertz, Adrianna Franch, Ashlyn Harris, Tobin Heath, Lindsey Horan, Rose Lavelle, Carli Lloyd, Allie Long, Merritt Mathias, Jessica McDonald, Samantha Mewis, Alex Morgan, Alyssa Naeher, Kelley OHara, Christen Press, Mallory Pugh, Megan Rapinoe, Becky Sauerbrunn, Casey Short, Emily Sonnett, Andi Sullivan, McCall Zerboni. Motion set for hearing on 10/21/2019 at 09:00 AM before Judge R. Gary Klausner. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration Jeffrey Kessler, # 2 Exhibit 1 (Kessler Bio) to Kessler Decl., # 3 Exhibit 2 (Spangler Bio) to Kessler Decl., # 4 Exhibit 3 (Feher Bio) to Kessler Decl., # 5 Exhibit 4 (Notice of Collective Action) to Kessler Decl., # 6 Exhibit 5 (Consent to Join Form) to Kessler Decl., # 7 Declaration Cardelle Spangler, # 8 Exhibit 1 (2013−2016 USWNT CBA) to Spangler Decl., # 9 Exhibit 2 (2017−2021 USWNT CBA Excerpts) to Spangler Decl., # 10 Exhibit 3 (2011−20118 USMNT CBA Excerpts) to Spangler Decl., # 11 Exhibit 4 (MDL No. 2890 dckt 15; USSF Resp to MFT) to Spangler Decl., # 12 Exhibit 5 (MDL No. 2890 dckt 1−1; Corrected Decl. Berhalter) to Spangler Decl., # 13 Exhibit 6 (MDL No. 2890 dckt 15−1; Decl. King) to Spangler Decl., # 14 Exhibit 7 (Comparison of Field Surfaces for WNT and MNT between January 2014 and June 2016) to Spangler Decl., # 15 Declaration Mark Levinstein, # 16 Declaration Jessica McDonald, # 17 Declaration Christen Press, # 18 Declaration Carli Lloyd, # 19 Exhibit A (2019.02.05 Lloyd Notice of Right to Sue) to Lloyd Decl., # 20 Declaration Becky Sauerbrunn, # 21 Exhibit A (2019.02.05 Sauerbrunn Notice of Right to Sue) to Sauerbrunn Decl., # 22 Declaration Alex Morgan, # 23 Exhibit A (2019.02.05 Morgan Notice of Right to Sue) to Morgan Decl., # 24 Declaration Megan Rapinoe, # 25 Exhibit A (2019.02.05 Rapinoe Notice of Right to Sue) to Rapinoe Decl., # 26 Proposed Order) (Kessler,

Sept. 11, 2019
66

SCHEDULING NOTICE by Magistrate Judge Alicia G. Rosenberg. At the request of Plaintiffs, the Court sets a telephonic discovery conference for Friday, October 4, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. A joint agenda that lists the discovery issues must be filed on or before noon on Thursday, October 3, 2019. No argument should be included in the joint agenda. When filing the joint agenda, counsel are directed to use the "Discovery Motions − Order re Discovery Matter" event. Counsel are to contact Judge Rosenberg's Courtroom Deputy, Karl Lozada, at agr_chambers@cacd.uscourts.gov for the call−in information. THERE IS NO PDF DOCUMENT ASSOCIATED WITH THIS ENTRY. (kl) TEXT ONLY ENTRY (Entered: 09/27/2019)

Sept. 27, 2019
67

MEMORANDUM in Opposition to NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION to Certify Class 64 filed by Defendant United States Soccer Federation, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Ellen McLaughlin, # 2 Declaration of Pinky Raina, # 3 Declaration of Jay Berhalter, # 4 Proposed Order)(McLaughlin, Ellen) (Entered: 09/30/2019)

Sept. 30, 2019
68

NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION for Order for Joint Report Re: Discovery Dispute filed by plaintiffs Morgan Brian, Jane Campbell, Danielle Colaprico, Abby Dahlkemper, Tierna Davidson, Crystal Dunn, Julie Ertz, Adrianna Franch, Ashlyn Harris, Tobin Heath, Lindsey Horan, Rose Lavelle, Carli Lloyd, Allie Long, Merritt Mathias, Jessica McDonald, Samantha Mewis, Alex Morgan, Alyssa Naeher, Kelley OHara, Christen Press, Mallory Pugh, Megan Rapinoe, Becky Sauerbrunn, Casey Short, Emily Sonnett, Andi Sullivan, McCall Zerboni. Motion set for hearing on 10/4/2019 at 11:00 AM before Magistrate Judge Alicia G. Rosenberg. (Leiden, Diana) (Entered: 10/03/2019)

Oct. 3, 2019
69

MINUTES OF TELEPHONIC DISCOVERY CONFERENCE & ORDER RE MOTION FOR DISCOVERY ORDER settling 68 Joint Report Re: Discovery Dispute held before Magistrate Judge Alicia G. Rosenberg. IT IS ORDERED that Plaintiffs shall (1) collect the text messages from the 28 individual plaintiffs as stated on the record and (2) produce nonprivileged responsive text messages for seven individual plaintiffs as follows: the six individual plaintiffs who participated in the collective bargaining process plus one non−duplicative individual plaintiff who is a class representative in another litigation. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that a telephonic discovery conference is scheduled for October 23, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. (see document for further details) Court Recorder: XTR 10/04/2019. (hr) (Entered: 10/04/2019)

Oct. 4, 2019
71

MOTION TO QUASH AND FOR PROTECTION filed by Non−Party Richard M. Nichols. (Attachments: # 1 Lodged Proposed Order, # 2 Exhibits) (hr) (Entered: 10/07/2019)

Oct. 4, 2019
70

[DOCUMENT STRICKEN PER ORDER DATED 10/08/2019, SEE DOCKET ENTRY NO. 74 ] −REPLY In Support of Motion NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION to Certify Class 64 filed by Plaintiffs Morgan Brian, Jane Campbell, Danielle Colaprico, Abby Dahlkemper, Tierna Davidson, Crystal Dunn, Julie Ertz, Adrianna Franch, Ashlyn Harris, Tobin Heath, Lindsey Horan, Rose Lavelle, Carli Lloyd, Allie Long, Merritt Mathias, Jessica McDonald, Samantha Mewis, Alex Morgan, Alyssa Naeher, Kelley OHara, Christen Press, Mallory Pugh, Megan Rapinoe, Becky Sauerbrunn, Casey Short, Emily Sonnett, Andi Sullivan, McCall Zerboni. (Attachments: # 1 DECLARATION OF REBECCA ROUX, # 2 DECLARATION OF ALEX MORGAN, # 3 DECLARATION OF CARLI LLOYD) (Kessler, Jeffrey). Modified on 10/8/2019 (jp). (Entered: 10/07/2019)

Oct. 7, 2019
72

NOTICE (Fifth) of Filing of Consent to Join Forms filed by Plaintiffs Morgan Brian, Jane Campbell, Danielle Colaprico, Abby Dahlkemper, Tierna Davidson, Crystal Dunn, Julie Ertz, Adrianna Franch, Ashlyn Harris, Tobin Heath, Lindsey Horan, Rose Lavelle, Carli Lloyd, Allie Long, Merritt Mathias, Jessica McDonald, Samantha Mewis, Alex Morgan, Alyssa Naeher, Kelley OHara, Christen Press, Mallory Pugh, Megan Rapinoe, Becky Sauerbrunn, Casey Short, Emily Sonnett, Andi Sullivan, McCall Zerboni. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A − Consent Form)(Leiden, Diana) (Entered: 10/07/2019)

Oct. 7, 2019
74

ORDER TO STRIKEELECTRONICALLY FILED DOCUMENTS by Judge R. Gary Klausner: the following document(s) be STRICKEN for failure to comply with the Local Rules, General Order and/or the Courts Case Management Order: Reply in support of Motion to Certifiy Class 70 , for the following reasons: Single spaced text LR 11−3.6 Reply may be refiled by 12:00 noon on 10/09/2019. (jp) (Entered: 10/08/2019)

Oct. 8, 2019
75

REPLY IN SUPPORT OF NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION to Certify Class 64 filed by Plaintiffs Morgan Brian, Jane Campbell, Danielle Colaprico, Abby Dahlkemper, Tierna Davidson, Crystal Dunn, Julie Ertz, Adrianna Franch, Ashlyn Harris, Tobin Heath, Lindsey Horan, Rose Lavelle, Carli Lloyd, Allie Long, Merritt Mathias, Jessica McDonald, Samantha Mewis, Alex Morgan, Alyssa Naeher, Kelley OHara, Christen Press, Mallory Pugh, Megan Rapinoe, Becky Sauerbrunn, Casey Short, Emily Sonnett, Andi Sullivan, McCall Zerboni. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Alex Morgan, # 2 Declaration of Carli Lloyd, # 3 Declaration of Becca Roux)(Kessler, Jeffrey) (Entered: 10/08/2019)

Oct. 8, 2019
76

STIPULATION for Protective Order filed by Defendant United States Soccer Federation, Inc..(Egan, Chantelle) (Entered: 10/09/2019)

Oct. 9, 2019
77

ORDER by Judge R. Gary Klausner: granting 65 Non−Resident Attorney noah A Finkel APPLICATION to Appear Pro Hac Vice on behalf of Defendant United States Soccer Federation, Inc., designating Kristen M Peters as local counsel. (jp) (Entered: 10/09/2019)

Oct. 9, 2019
78

SCHEDULING NOTICE by Magistrate Judge Alicia G. Rosenberg. At the request of Defendant, the Court sets a telephonic discovery conference for Wednesday, October 16, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. Counsel are to contact Judge Rosenberg's Courtroom Deputy, Karl Lozada, at agr_chambers@cacd.uscourts.gov for the call−in information. THERE IS NO PDF DOCUMENT ASSOCIATED WITH THIS ENTRY. (kl) TEXT ONLY ENTRY (Entered: 10/10/2019)

Oct. 10, 2019
79

PROTECTIVE ORDER by Magistrate Judge Alicia G. Rosenberg re Stipulation for Protective Order 76 . (see document for details) (hr) (Entered: 10/10/2019)

Oct. 10, 2019
80

NOTICE of Appearance filed by attorney Giovanna A Ferrari on behalf of Defendant United States Soccer Federation, Inc. (Attorney Giovanna A Ferrari added to party United States Soccer Federation, Inc. (pty:dft))(Ferrari, Giovanna) (Entered: 10/10/2019)

Oct. 10, 2019
81

SCHEDULING NOTICE TO ALL PARTIES AND ORDER by Judge R. Gary Klausner. Plaintiffs' Motion for Class Certification 64 , calendared for hearing on October 21, 2019, has been taken under submission and off the motion calendar. No appearances by counsel are necessary. The Court will issue a ruling after full consideration of properly submitted pleadings. THERE IS NO PDF DOCUMENT ASSOCIATED WITH THIS ENTRY. (sw) TEXT ONLY ENTRY (Entered: 10/15/2019)

Oct. 15, 2019
82

MINUTES OF TELEPHONIC DISCOVERY CONFERENCE held before Magistrate Judge Alicia G. Rosenberg. IT IS ORDERED that third party Mr. Nichols' motion to quash subpoena and for protection 71 is DENIED WITHOUT PREJUDICE for lack of jurisdiction. (See Order for Further Details) Court Recorder: XTR 10/16/2019. (kl) (Entered: 10/16/2019)

Oct. 16, 2019
83

MOTION RE: INFORMAL DISCOVERY DISPUTE (kl) (Entered: 10/16/2019)

Oct. 16, 2019
84

MINUTES OF TELEPHONIC DISCOVERY CONFERENCE held before Magistrate Judge Alicia G. Rosenberg. Case is called. Counsel state their appearances. The court conducted a telephonic discovery conference at the request of the parties regarding Topic No. 1 in Plaintiffs' Rule 30(b)(6) deposition of Defendant United States Soccer Federation (USSF). The court and counsel conferred as stated on the record. (See Order for Further Details). Settling Motion 83 . Court Recorder: XTR 10/16/2019. (kl) (Entered: 10/16/2019)

Oct. 16, 2019
85

SCHEDULING NOTICE Per Judge Rosenberg's Order 69 , a telephonic discovery conference is set for for Wednesday, October 23, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. A joint agenda that lists the discovery issues must be filed on or before noon on Tuesday, October 22, 2019. No argument should be included in the joint agenda. When filing the joint agenda, counsel are directed to use the "Discovery Motions − Order re Discovery Matter" event. Counsel are to contact Judge Rosenberg's Courtroom Deputy, Karl Lozada, at agr_chambers@cacd.uscourts.gov for the call−in information. THERE IS NO PDF DOCUMENT ASSOCIATED WITH THIS ENTRY. (kl) TEXT ONLY ENTRY (Entered: 10/17/2019)

Oct. 17, 2019
86

EX PARTE APPLICATION for Leave to file Sur−Reply in Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motion for Class Certification filed by Defendant United States Soccer Federation, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Cheryl A. Luce, # 2 Proposed Order) (McLaughlin, Ellen) (Entered: 10/21/2019)

Oct. 21, 2019
87

NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION for Order for Joint Report Re: Discovery Dispute filed by plaintiffs Morgan Brian, Jane Campbell, Danielle Colaprico, Abby Dahlkemper, Tierna Davidson, Crystal Dunn, Julie Ertz, Adrianna Franch, Ashlyn Harris, Tobin Heath, Lindsey Horan, Rose Lavelle, Carli Lloyd, Allie Long, Merritt Mathias, Jessica McDonald, Samantha Mewis, Alex Morgan, Alyssa Naeher, Kelley OHara, Christen Press, Mallory Pugh, Megan Rapinoe, Becky Sauerbrunn, Casey Short, Emily Sonnett, Andi Sullivan, McCall Zerboni. Motion set for hearing on 10/23/2019 at 10:00 AM before Magistrate Judge Alicia G. Rosenberg. (Parsigian, Jeanifer) (Entered: 10/22/2019)

Oct. 22, 2019
88

OPPOSITION re: EX PARTE APPLICATION for Leave to file Sur−Reply in Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motion for Class Certification 86 filed by Plaintiffs Morgan Brian, Jane Campbell, Danielle Colaprico, Abby Dahlkemper, Tierna Davidson, Crystal Dunn, Julie Ertz, Adrianna Franch, Ashlyn Harris, Tobin Heath, Lindsey Horan, Rose Lavelle, Carli Lloyd, Allie Long, Merritt Mathias, Jessica McDonald, Samantha Mewis, Alex Morgan, Alyssa Naeher, Kelley OHara, Christen Press, Mallory Pugh, Megan Rapinoe, Becky Sauerbrunn, Casey Short, Emily Sonnett, Andi Sullivan, McCall Zerboni. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Diana Hughes Leiden)(Kessler, Jeffrey) (Entered: 10/22/2019)

Oct. 22, 2019
89

TRANSCRIPT ORDER as to Plaintiffs Morgan Brian, Jane Campbell, Danielle Colaprico, Abby Dahlkemper, Tierna Davidson, Crystal Dunn, Julie Ertz, Adrianna Franch, Ashlyn Harris, Tobin Heath, Lindsey Horan, Rose Lavelle, Carli Lloyd, Allie Long, Merritt Mathias, Jessica McDonald, Samantha Mewis, Alex Morgan, Alyssa Naeher, Kelley OHara, Christen Press, Mallory Pugh, Megan Rapinoe, Becky Sauerbrunn, Casey Short, Emily Sonnett, Andi Sullivan, McCall Zerboni for Court Reporter. Court will contact Dina Metz at dmetz@winston.com with further instructions regarding this order. Transcript preparation will not begin until payment has been satisfied with the court reporter. (Leiden, Diana) (Entered: 10/23/2019)

Oct. 23, 2019
90

MINUTES (IN CHAMBERS) Order Re: Ex Parle Application for Leave to file Sur−Reply(DE 86 ) by Judge R. Gary Klausner: The Court hereby DENIES Defendant's Ex Parte Application. (SEE CIVIL MINUTE FOR SPECIFICS). (jp) (Entered: 10/23/2019)

Oct. 23, 2019
91

MINUTES OF TELEPHONIC DISCOVERY CONFERENCE settling 87 Joint Report held before Magistrate Judge Alicia G. Rosenberg. For the reasons stated on the record, IT IS ORDERED that: 1. Plaintiffs' request for a further order on production of text messages, whatsapp messages, etc. from the remaining 21 plaintiffs is DENIED AS PREMATURE. 2. A telephonic status conference is set on October 30, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. 3. Plaintiffs' request for an order requiring Defendant to add eight custodians (Kay Bradley, John Collins, Aaron Heifetz, Pinky Raina, Tonya Wallach, Neil Buethe, Steve Hoffman, and Michael Gressle) for Defendant's production of electronically stored information ("ESI") is GRANTED IN PART as follows: (see document for further details). Court Recorder: XTR 10/23/2019. (hr) (Entered: 10/24/2019)

Oct. 23, 2019
93

NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION to Compel Production of Plaintiffs' Soccer−Related Income From Sources Other Than U.S. Soccer filed by Defendant United States Soccer Federation, Inc.. (Egan, Chantelle) (Entered: 10/28/2019)

Oct. 28, 2019
94

OPPOSITION to MOTION to Compel Production of Plaintiffs' Soccer−Related Income From Sources Other Than U.S. Soccer 93 filed by Plaintiffs Morgan Brian, Jane Campbell, Danielle Colaprico, Abby Dahlkemper, Tierna Davidson, Crystal Dunn, Julie Ertz, Adrianna Franch, Ashlyn Harris, Tobin Heath, Lindsey Horan, Rose Lavelle, Carli Lloyd, Allie Long, Merritt Mathias, Jessica McDonald, Samantha Mewis, Alex Morgan, Alyssa Naeher, Kelley OHara, Christen Press, Mallory Pugh, Megan Rapinoe, Becky Sauerbrunn, Casey Short, Emily Sonnett, Andi Sullivan, McCall Zerboni, Interested Party Richard M. Nichols. (Attorney Jeffrey L Kessler added to party Richard M. Nichols(pty:ip))(Kessler, Jeffrey) (Entered: 10/28/2019)

Oct. 28, 2019
95

SCHEDULING NOTICE by Magistrate Judge Alicia G. Rosenberg. At the Court's own motion, the telephonic status conference previously set for for Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at 4:00 p.m. PDT 91 is RESCHEDULED to Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. PDT. The call−in information will remian the same. Counsel are to contact Judge Rosenberg's Courtroom Deputy, Karl Lozada, at agr_chambers@cacd.uscourts.gov for the call−in information. THERE IS NO PDF DOCUMENT ASSOCIATED WITH THIS ENTRY. (kl) TEXT ONLY ENTRY (Entered: 10/30/2019)

Oct. 30, 2019
96

MINUTES OF TELEPHONIC STATUS CONFERENCE before Magistrate Judge Alicia G. Rosenberg: Case is called. Counsel. For the reasons stated on the record, the court ruled as follows: Issue No. 2: Defendants shall complete production of documents, including ESI, for Mr. Langel by 11/8/2019. Defendants shall complete production of ESI for Mr. Burhalter, Mr. Cordero and Mr. Gulati by 11/12/2019 with the exception of their respective phones. Defendants shall complete production of non−ESI documents by 11/12/2019. Defendants shall complete the remainder of their rolling production by 11/22/2019. The court granted Plaintiffs request to complete production of the text messages by 11/22/2019. Court Recorder: XTR 10/30/2019. (SEE DOCUMENT FOR FURTHER INFORMATION). (jp) (Entered: 11/01/2019)

Oct. 30, 2019
97

Joint STIPULATION for Discovery as to Expert Deadlines and Non−Discoverability of Certain Expert Materials and Communications filed by Plaintiff Alex Morgan. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Leiden, Diana) (Entered: 11/01/2019)

Nov. 1, 2019
98

MINUTES (IN CHAMBERS) Order Re: Plaintiffs' Motion for Class Certification (DE 64 ) by Judge R. Gary Klausner: The Court GRANTS Plaintiffs' Motion for Class Certification. Parties must meet and confer regarding the class notice and collective notice and submit final agreed upon notices to the court within fourteen (14) calendar days from the date of this Order. (SEE ORDER FOR FURTHER SPECIFICS). (jp) (Entered: 11/08/2019)

Nov. 8, 2019
99

ORDER GRANTING Stipulation Regarding Expert Discovery Deadlines and Non−Discoverability of Certain Expert Materials and Communications 97 by Judge R. Gary Klausner. (SEE ORDER FOR FURTHER SPECIFICS). (jp) (Entered: 11/12/2019)

Nov. 11, 2019
100

APPLICATION of Non−Resident Attorney Kyllan B. Kershaw to Appear Pro Hac Vice on behalf of Defendant United States Soccer Federation, Inc. (Pro Hac Vice Fee − $400 Fee Paid, Receipt No. 0973−24781988) filed by Defendant United States Soccer Federation, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Peters, Kristen) (Entered: 11/14/2019)

Nov. 14, 2019
101

NOTICE of Deficiency in Electronically Filed Pro Hac Vice Application RE: APPLICATION of Non−Resident Attorney Kyllan B. Kershaw to Appear Pro Hac Vice on behalf of Defendant United States Soccer Federation, Inc. (Pro Hac Vice Fee − $400 Fee Paid, Receipt No. 0973−24781988) 100 . The following error(s) was/were found: Local Rule 83−2.1.3.3(a) Application not complete: state and/or federal courts to which the applicant has been admitted are not listed. (lt) (Entered: 11/14/2019)

Nov. 14, 2019
102

APPLICATION of Non−Resident Attorney Sharilee K. Smentek to Appear Pro Hac Vice on behalf of Defendant United States Soccer Federation, Inc. (Pro Hac Vice Fee − $400 Fee Paid, Receipt No. 0973−24792161) filed by Defendant United States Soccer Federation, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Peters, Kristen) (Entered: 11/15/2019)

Nov. 15, 2019
103

ORDER by Judge R. Gary Klausner. Denying 100 Non−Resident Attorney Kyllan B. Kershaw APPLICATION to Appear Pro Hac Vice on behalf of Defendant United States Soccer Federation, Inc. Terming Attorney Kyllan B Kershaw. (et) (Entered: 11/15/2019)

Nov. 15, 2019
104

APPLICATION of Non−Resident Attorney Kyllan B. Kershaw to Appear Pro Hac Vice on behalf of Defendant United States Soccer Federation, Inc. (Pro Hac Vice Fee − $400 Previously Paid on 11/14/2019, Receipt No. 0973−24781988) filed by Defendant United States Soccer Federation, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Peters, Kristen) (Entered: 11/15/2019)

Nov. 15, 2019
105

STIPULATION to Correct Telephone Conference,,, 96 filed by Defendant United States Soccer Federation, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order Proposed Order re correction to minute order)(Egan, Chantelle) (Entered: 11/19/2019)

Nov. 19, 2019
106

ORDER CORRECTING AND REPLACING MINUTE ORDER 96 by Magistrate Judge Alicia G. Rosenberg. For the reasons stated on the record, the court ruled as follows: Issue No. 2: Defendant shall complete production of the following documents, including ESI, in its possession, custody, or control by November 8, 2019, so the parties may prepare for John Langel's deposition on November 21, 2019: (1) proposals and correspondence exchanged between the United States Women's National Team Players Association (WNTPA) and U.S. Soccer in connection with their negotiations for the 2013−2016 collective bargaining agreement between those parties (see document for further details) (hr) (Entered: 11/20/2019)

Nov. 20, 2019
107

ORDER by Judge R. Gary Klausner: Granting 102 Non−Resident Attorney Sharilee K. Smentek APPLICATION to Appear Pro Hac Vice on behalf of Defendant United States Soccer Federation, Inc., designating Kristen M. Peters as local counsel. (et) (Entered: 11/20/2019)

Nov. 20, 2019

State / Territory: California

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Key Dates

Filing Date: March 8, 2019

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Players from the Women's National Soccer Team on behalf of a class of "All WNT players who were members of the WNT at any time from February 4, 2015 through the date of class certification" and another class of "All WNT players on the team at the date of final judgment, or the date of the resolution of any appeals therefrom, whichever is later."

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

United States Soccer Federation, Inc. (Chicago), Non-profit or advocacy

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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: Mixed

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: $24,000,000

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

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

Pay / Benefits

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female