Case: EEOC v. Levi Strauss & Co.

2:97-cv-02027 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington

Filed Date: Dec. 31, 1997

Closed Date: Sept. 15, 1998

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Case Summary

The EEOC's Seattle district office sued Levi Strauss & Co. on December 31, 1997 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. The docket is the only document available for this case and it suggests that the case was brought under Title VII. The parties settled on September 15, 1998 and the terms of the settlement agreement are unknown.

Summary Authors

Kevin Wilemon (5/31/2007)

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Docket (PACER)

EEOC v. Levi Strauss & Co

Sept. 15, 1998 Docket

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Docket

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

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT JURY TRIAL DEMAND (Summons(es) issued) Receipt # fee waived (dktclk) (Entered: 01/05/1998)

Dec. 31, 1997
2

AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE upon defendant Levi Strauss & Co of summons/complaint on 1/5/98 (dktclk) (Entered: 01/07/1998)

Jan. 7, 1998
3

ORDER/NOTICE OF JOINT STATUS REPORT Joint Status Report due 2/27/98 (cc: counsel, Judge) (RS) (Entered: 01/14/1998)

Jan. 14, 1998
4

ORDER RE DISCOVERY AND DEPOSITIONS by Judge Thomas S. Zilly (cc: counsel, Judge) (RS) (Entered: 01/14/1998)

Jan. 14, 1998
5

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant Levi Strauss & Co by Sheryl D.J. Willert (dktclk) (Entered: 01/26/1998)

Jan. 22, 1998
6

ANSWER to complaint [1-1] by defendant Levi Strauss & Co (dktclk) (Entered: 01/29/1998)

Jan. 26, 1998

PROPOSED APPLICATION BY ATTY HOWARD A SIMON TO PARTICIPATE ON BEHALF OF DFT. DEFICIENCY NTC RE: NEED FOR COMPLETE FEES (dktclk) (Entered: 01/29/1998)

Jan. 28, 1998

PROPOSED APPLICATION BY ATTY BRUCE W LAIDLAW TO PARTICIPATE ON BEHALF OF DFT. DEFICIENCY NTC RE: COMPLETED FEES (dktclk) (Entered: 01/29/1998)

Jan. 28, 1998

PROPOSED APPLICATION BY ATTY CAROLINE B NELSON TO PARTICIPATE ON BEHALF OF DFT. DEFICIENCY NTC RE: COMPLETION OF FEES (dktclk) (Entered: 01/29/1998)

Jan. 28, 1998
7

RECEIPT NO 247484 re: balance of $150.00 fee for pro hac vice applications lodged on 1/28/98 (dktclk) (Entered: 01/29/1998)

Jan. 29, 1998
9

APPLICATION AND ORDER by Clerk Bruce Rifkin allowing atty Caroline Nelson to appear pro hac vice on behalf of dft. Receipt no 247484 (cc: counsel, Judge) (RS) (Entered: 01/30/1998)

Jan. 30, 1998
10

ORDER by Clerk Bruce Rifkin granting atty Howard A Simon's application to participate on behalf of Dft Levi Strauss & Co. Receipt No 247484. (cc: counsel, Judge) (dktclk) (Entered: 02/02/1998)

Jan. 30, 1998
11

NOTICE by defendant Levi Strauss & Co of ASSOCIATION OF ATTORNEY Bruce W Laidlaw (dktclk) (Entered: 02/10/1998)

Feb. 9, 1998
12

JOINT STATUS REPORT filed by all parties. Est. Trial Days: 7 (dktclk) (Entered: 03/04/1998)

March 2, 1998
13

PRE-TRIAL SCHEDULING ORDER/NOTICE by Judge Thomas S. Zilly. Jury trial set for 2/1/99 Pretrial order to be submitted by 1/12/99 Discovery cutoff 11/3/98 Motion filing deadline 11/5/98 Trial briefs to be submitted by 1/27/99 Voir dire/Jury Inst. to be submitted by 1/27/99 Pretrial conference set for 3:30 1/15/99. Deadline for joining additional parties 5/1/98. Deadline for disclosure of expert witnesses 9/4/98. Deadline for disclosure of rebuttal expert witnesses 10/5/98. Deadline for mtns in limine 12/31/98. (cc: counsel, Judge) (dktclk) (Entered: 03/06/1998)

March 5, 1998
14

ORDER SIMPLIFYING PTO REQUIREMENT by Judge Thomas S. Zilly (cc: counsel, Judge) (dktclk) (Entered: 03/06/1998)

March 5, 1998
15

ORDER by Judge Thomas S. Zilly. 39.1 designation set for 11/3/98 (cc: counsel, Judge) (dktclk) (Entered: 03/06/1998)

March 5, 1998

PROPOSED STIPULATION & PROTECTIVE ORDER (dktclk) (Entered: 06/22/1998)

June 20, 1998
16

STIPULATION & PROTECTIVE ORDER by Judge Thomas S. Zilly. [Refer to order for further details] (cc: counsel, Judge) (dktclk) (Entered: 06/29/1998)

June 29, 1998

PROPOSED SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT & ORDER (dktclk) (Entered: 09/15/1998)

Sept. 14, 1998
17

SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT & ORDER by Judge Thomas S. Zilly. The settlement agreement is approved. The case is DISMISSED with prejudice & w/out costs or attys' fees to any party. (cc: counsel, Judge, C.C.) (dktclk) (Entered: 09/15/1998)

Sept. 15, 1998

State / Territory: Washington

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Dec. 31, 1997

Closing Date: Sept. 15, 1998

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers.

Plaintiff Type(s):

EEOC Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

EEOC

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Levi Strauss & Co., Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Unknown

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Voluntary Dismissal

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits