Case: EEOC v. SERRANO'S MEXICAN RESTAURANTS LLC

2:02-cv-01608 | U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona

Filed Date: Aug. 20, 2002

Closed Date: April 5, 2007

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Case Summary

EEOC's Phoenix, AZ office filed this Title VII lawsuit alleging discrimination based on religious belief against the Defendant Serrano's Mexican Restaurants, LLC. The lawsuit was filed at the United States District Court for the District of Arizona (Phoenix) on 08/20/2002. EEOC alleged on behalf of the former general manager of the restaurant that she was wrongfully discharged because of organizing a bible study group attended by three subordinate employees. The defendant had had a policy pr…

EEOC's Phoenix, AZ office filed this Title VII lawsuit alleging discrimination based on religious belief against the Defendant Serrano's Mexican Restaurants, LLC. The lawsuit was filed at the United States District Court for the District of Arizona (Phoenix) on 08/20/2002. EEOC alleged on behalf of the former general manager of the restaurant that she was wrongfully discharged because of organizing a bible study group attended by three subordinate employees. The defendant had had a policy prohibiting managers from socializing with staff outside the workplace to prevent sexual harassment and unfair treatment of employees. The individual complainant did not intervene in the lawsuit or file a separate lawsuit.

The parties engaged in lengthy pretrial discovery and motion filing, which lasted for almost three years before a jury trial was finally conducted on 06/07/2005. The trial was presided by District Judge Earl H. Carroll. Judge Carroll denied both parties' oral motion for a directed verdict. The jury came to a verdict for the defendant on the sixth day of the trial. Thereafter, Judge Carroll denied EEOC's motion for Judgment as a Matter of Law but granted its motion for a new trial.

The defendant filed an interlocutory appeal on the grant of the new trial but the appeal was dismissed by the Court of Appeals. Soon after the case returned to the district court, Judge Carroll recused himself from the case for unlisted reasons. Judge Frederick J. Martone who was reassigned to the case vacated the previous order granting a new trial and reinstated the jury verdict for the defendant. The case was quickly dismissed in pursuant to the jury verdict on 02/21/2007. Judge Martone denied EEOC's motion for reconsidering the reinstatement of the jury verdict.

Summary Authors

Justin Kanter (8/12/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:02-cv-01608

Docket (PACER)

EEOC v. Serrano's Mexican

May 21, 2007

May 21, 2007

Docket
224

2:02-cv-01608

Order [Regarding Plaintiff's Motion for Judgment or New Trial]

EEOC v. Serrano's Mexican Restaurants

Sept. 1, 2005

Sept. 1, 2005

Order/Opinion
229

2:02-cv-01608

Order [Regarding Defendant's Motion for Reconsideration and to Postpone a Trial Setting]

EEOC v. Serrano's Mexican Restaurants

Sept. 28, 2005

Sept. 28, 2005

Order/Opinion
259

2:02-cv-01608

Order [Regarding Defendant's Motion to Reconsider and Vacate the Court's Order Granting the Plaintiff's Motion for a New Trial]

EEOC v. Serrano's Mexican Restaurants

2007 WL 505342

Feb. 14, 2007

Feb. 14, 2007

Order/Opinion
260

2:02-cv-01608

Judgment in a Civil Case

EEOC v. Serrano's Mexican Restaurants

Feb. 21, 2007

Feb. 21, 2007

Order/Opinion
267

2:02-cv-01608

Order [Regarding Plaintiff's Motion to Reconsider]

EEOC v. Serrano's Mexican Restaurants

2007 WL 1063179

April 5, 2007

April 5, 2007

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

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259

ORDER granting defendant's 253 Motion for Reconsideration. FURTHER ORDERED VACATING the 224 Order Granting New Trial and the 229 Order Denying First Motion for Reconsideration and REINSTATING the 202 jury verdict and 204 judgment entered on that verdict. Signed by Judge Frederick J Martone on 2/14/07.(SAT)

Feb. 14, 2007

Feb. 14, 2007

RECAP
1

COMPLAINT FILED (LSP) (Entered: 08/21/2002)

Aug. 20, 2002

Aug. 20, 2002

267

ORDER denying 262 Pla's Motion for Reconsideration. Signed by Judge Frederick J Martone on 04/05/07.(ESL)

April 5, 2007

April 5, 2007

RECAP
2

NOTICE OF ERRATA by pla to complaint [1-1] (DMT) (Entered: 08/23/2002)

Aug. 21, 2002

Aug. 21, 2002

3

RETURN OF SERVICE EXECUTED summons/complaint upon dft Serrano's Mexican on 8/26/02 (DMT) (Entered: 09/09/2002)

Sept. 4, 2002

Sept. 4, 2002

4

STIPULATION to extend time to 10/14/02 for dft to answer complaint [1-1] by pla, dft (DMT) (Entered: 09/13/2002)

Sept. 11, 2002

Sept. 11, 2002

5

ORDER by Judge Earl H. Carroll granting stipulation to extend time to 10/14/02 for dft to answer complaint [1-1] by pla, dft (cc: all counsel) (DMT) (Entered: 09/13/2002)

Sept. 13, 2002

Sept. 13, 2002

6

MOTION to dismiss case by dft [6-1] (DMT) (Entered: 10/16/2002)

Oct. 14, 2002

Oct. 14, 2002

7

STIPULATION to extend time to 11/27/02 to file response to motion to dismiss case by dft [6-1] by pla, dft (DMT) (Entered: 10/28/2002)

Oct. 24, 2002

Oct. 24, 2002

8

ORDER by Judge Earl H. Carroll granting stipulation to extend time to 11/27/02 to file response to motion to dismiss case by dft [6-1] by pla, dft (cc: all counsel) (former emp) (Entered: 10/31/2002)

Oct. 31, 2002

Oct. 31, 2002

9

RESPONSE by pla to motion to dismiss case for failure to state a claim by dft [6-1] (former emp) (Entered: 12/02/2002)

Nov. 26, 2002

Nov. 26, 2002

10

STIPULATION to extend (enlarge) time until 12/20/02 to file a reply to pla's response in opposition to motion to dismiss case by dft [6-1] [6-1], [9-1] by pla and dft (former emp) (Entered: 12/09/2002)

Dec. 6, 2002

Dec. 6, 2002

11

ORDER by Judge Earl H. Carroll granting stipulation to extend (enlarge) time until 12/20/02 for dft to file a reply to pla's response in opposition to motion to dismiss case by dft [6-1] (cc: all counsel) (former emp) (Entered: 12/10/2002)

Dec. 10, 2002

Dec. 10, 2002

12

CROSS-MOTION to strike extrinsic evidence by dft [12-1] and RESPONSE to motion to dismiss case by dft [6-1] [6-1] by dft (CMM) (Entered: 12/26/2002)

Dec. 20, 2002

Dec. 20, 2002

13

ORDER by Judge Earl H. Carroll denying motion to dismiss case by dft [6-1] (cc: all counsel) (CMM) (Entered: 01/06/2003)

Jan. 6, 2003

Jan. 6, 2003

14

ORDER by Judge Earl H. Carroll denying motion to strike extrinsic evidence by dft [12-1] (cc: all counsel) (CMM) (Entered: 01/15/2003)

Jan. 15, 2003

Jan. 15, 2003

15

ANSWER to complaint [1-1] by dft; jury demand (CMM) Modified on 01/24/2003 (Entered: 01/24/2003)

Jan. 21, 2003

Jan. 21, 2003

15

MOTION to strike paragraph 22 of the complaint by dft [15-1] (CMM) (Entered: 01/29/2003)

Jan. 21, 2003

Jan. 21, 2003

16

RESPONSE by pla to motion to strike paragraph 22 of the complaint by dft [15-1] (CMM) (Entered: 02/06/2003)

Feb. 4, 2003

Feb. 4, 2003

17

REPLY by dft to response to motion to strike paragraph 22 of the complaint by dft [15-1] (CMM) (Entered: 02/20/2003)

Feb. 14, 2003

Feb. 14, 2003

18

ORDER (SETTING SCHEDULING CONFERENCE) by Judge Earl H. Carroll ; prel scheduling conf set for 9:15 4/28/03 (cc: all counsel) (CMM) (Entered: 03/04/2003)

March 4, 2003

March 4, 2003

19

ORDER by Judge Earl H. Carroll denying motion to strike paragraph 22 of the complaint by dft [15-1] (cc: all counsel) (CMM) (Entered: 03/05/2003)

March 5, 2003

March 5, 2003

20

NOTICE of service of discovery by dft - first set of interrogatories and request for production of documents. (CMM) (Entered: 04/14/2003)

April 10, 2003

April 10, 2003

21

NOTICE of service of discovery by pla - first set of non-uniform interrogatories and first request for production of documents. (CMM) (Entered: 04/16/2003)

April 14, 2003

April 14, 2003

22

PROPOSED JOINT CASE MGT PLAN by pla, dft (CMM) (Entered: 04/22/2003)

April 18, 2003

April 18, 2003

23

NOTICE of compliance of initial disclosure statement pursuant to FRCivP 26(a) by pla (CMM) (Entered: 04/24/2003)

April 23, 2003

April 23, 2003

24

MINUTE ENTRY before Judge Earl H. Carroll . Crt Rptr: Candy Potter. Scheduling conference held. Order to issue setting forth case management deadlines and trial date. [24-2] (BAH) (Entered: 04/28/2003)

April 28, 2003

April 28, 2003

25

SCHEDULING ORDER by Judge Earl H. Carroll ; discovery due 10/10/03 ; dispositive motions due 10/17/03 ; pretrial order due 12/22/03 ; Pretrial conference set for 9:00 1/5/04 ; jury trial set for 1/13/04 (cc: all counsel) (CMM) (Entered: 05/01/2003)

May 1, 2003

May 1, 2003

26

NOTICE of compliance of initial disclosure statement pursuant to FRCivP 26(a) by dft (CMM) (Entered: 05/12/2003)

May 9, 2003

May 9, 2003

27

NOTICE of service of discovery by dft - response to first request for admissions and response to first request for production of documents. (CMM) (Entered: 05/12/2003)

May 9, 2003

May 9, 2003

29

NOTICE of service of supplemental disclosure statement pursuant to FRCivP 26(a) by pla EEOC (former emp) (Entered: 06/19/2003)

June 17, 2003

June 17, 2003

30

NOTICE by pla OF TAKING DEPO OF Teresa Serrano-Keel on the following date(s): 9/12/03 at 9:30 am (CMM) (Entered: 08/22/2003)

Aug. 20, 2003

Aug. 20, 2003

31

NOTICE by pla OF TAKING DEPO OF Ric Serrano on the following date(s): 9/11/03 at 9:30 am (CMM) (Entered: 08/22/2003)

Aug. 20, 2003

Aug. 20, 2003

32

STIPULATION to Extend Deadlines by pla, dft (first request) (SAT) (Entered: 09/10/2003)

Sept. 9, 2003

Sept. 9, 2003

34

NOTICE by dft OF TAKING DEPO OF Terra Naeve on the following date(s): 9/29/03 at 9:30 am (CMM) (Entered: 09/16/2003)

Sept. 12, 2003

Sept. 12, 2003

35

NOTICE by dft OF TAKING DEPO OF Jay Akkerman on the following date(s): 9/30/03 at 9:30 am (CMM) (Entered: 09/16/2003)

Sept. 12, 2003

Sept. 12, 2003

33

ORDER by Judge Earl H. Carroll denying stipulation to Extend Deadlines by pla, dft (cc: all counsel) (CMM) (Entered: 09/15/2003)

Sept. 15, 2003

Sept. 15, 2003

36

STIPULATION to extend ddls for disc, dispositive motions, by pla, dft (DMT) (Entered: 09/19/2003)

Sept. 15, 2003

Sept. 15, 2003

37

NOTICE of compliance of second supplemental disclosure statement pursuant to FRCivP 26(a) by pla (DMT) (Entered: 09/19/2003)

Sept. 17, 2003

Sept. 17, 2003

38

NOTICE of compliance of third supplemental disclosure statement pursuant to FRCivP 26(a) and disc by pla (DMT) (Entered: 09/19/2003)

Sept. 17, 2003

Sept. 17, 2003

39

AMENDED NOTICE by pla OF TAKING DEPO OF Ric Serrano on 9/19/03, and of Teresa Serrano-Keel on 9/22/03 (DMT) (Entered: 09/19/2003)

Sept. 17, 2003

Sept. 17, 2003

40

NOTICE by pla OF TAKING DEPO OF Ernie Serrano Sr, Eva Serrano on the following date(s): 9/23/03 (DMT) (Entered: 09/19/2003)

Sept. 17, 2003

Sept. 17, 2003

41

NOTICE by pla OF TAKING DEPO OF Ernie Serrano Jr, Lorraine Serrano on the following date(s): 9/24/03 (DMT) (Entered: 09/19/2003)

Sept. 17, 2003

Sept. 17, 2003

42

NOTICE by pla OF TAKING DEPO OF Bill Serrano on the following date(s): 9/25/03 (DMT) (Entered: 09/19/2003)

Sept. 17, 2003

Sept. 17, 2003

43

ORDER by Judge Earl H. Carroll granting stipulation to extend ddls for disc, dispositive motions, by pla, dft ; discovery ddl set for 11/7/03 ; dispositive motions due 11/21/03 ; PTO ddl set for 12/22/03 ; Pretrial conference set for 9:00 1/5/04 ; jury trial set for 1/13/04 (no time given) (cc: all counsel) (CMM) (Entered: 09/19/2003)

Sept. 19, 2003

Sept. 19, 2003

44

AMENDED NOTICE by dft OF TAKING DEPO OF Terra Naeve on the following date(s): 10/6/03 (DMT) (Entered: 10/02/2003)

Sept. 30, 2003

Sept. 30, 2003

45

NOTICE of service of discovery by pla - discovery requests. (CMM) (Entered: 10/06/2003)

Oct. 2, 2003

Oct. 2, 2003

47

NOTICE of service of discovery by pla EEOC . (former emp) (Entered: 10/10/2003)

Oct. 9, 2003

Oct. 9, 2003

48

FIRST AMENDED NOTICE by pla OF TAKING DEPO OF Bill Serrano on the following date(s): 11/3/03 at 1:30 pm (CMM) (Entered: 10/14/2003)

Oct. 10, 2003

Oct. 10, 2003

49

FIRST AMENDED NOTICE by pla OF TAKING DEPO OF Lorraine Serrano on the following date(s): 11/4/03 at 9:00 am (CMM) (Entered: 10/14/2003)

Oct. 10, 2003

Oct. 10, 2003

50

FIRST AMENDED NOTICE by pla OF TAKING DEPO OF Ernie Serrano, Jr on the following date(s): 11/4/03 at 12:30 pm (CMM) (Entered: 10/14/2003)

Oct. 10, 2003

Oct. 10, 2003

51

FIRST AMENDED NOTICE by pla OF TAKING DEPO OF Eva Serrano on the following date(s): 11/4/03 at 3:00 pm (CMM) (Entered: 10/14/2003)

Oct. 10, 2003

Oct. 10, 2003

52

FRIST AMENDED NOTICE by pla OF TAKING DEPO OF Teresa Serrano-Keel on the following date(s): 10/30/03 at 1:30 pm (CMM) (Entered: 10/14/2003)

Oct. 10, 2003

Oct. 10, 2003

53

FIRST AMENDED NOTICE by pla OF TAKING DEPO OF Ric Serrano on the following date(s): 10/31/03 at 9:30 am (CMM) (Entered: 10/14/2003)

Oct. 10, 2003

Oct. 10, 2003

54

FIRST AMENDED NOTICE by pla OF TAKING DEPO OF Ernie Serrano, Sr on the following date(s): 11/3/03 at 9:30 am (CMM) (Entered: 10/14/2003)

Oct. 10, 2003

Oct. 10, 2003

55

AMENDED NOTICE by dft OF TAKING DEPO OF Jay Akkerman on the following date(s): 10/15/03 at 9:30 am (CMM) (Entered: 10/14/2003)

Oct. 10, 2003

Oct. 10, 2003

56

NOTICE by dft OF TAKING DEPO OF Dedra Mills on the following date(s): 10/24/03 at 1:30 pm (CMM) (Entered: 10/21/2003)

Oct. 17, 2003

Oct. 17, 2003

57

NOTICE by dft OF TAKING DEPO OF MIchael Caeton on the following date(s): 10/24/03 at 9:30 am (CMM) (Entered: 10/21/2003)

Oct. 17, 2003

Oct. 17, 2003

58

NOTICE of service of discovery by pla. (DMT) (Entered: 10/23/2003)

Oct. 22, 2003

Oct. 22, 2003

60

THIRD AMENDED NOTICE by pla OF TAKING DEPO OF Teresa Serrano-Keel on the following date(s): 11/7/03 at 9:30 am (CMM) (Entered: 10/29/2003)

Oct. 27, 2003

Oct. 27, 2003

61

NOTICE by pla OF TAKING 30(b)(6) video DEPO OF Serrano's Mexican Restaurants, LLC c/o J Mark Ogden on the following date(s): 10/31/03 at 1:30 (CMM) (Entered: 10/29/2003)

Oct. 27, 2003

Oct. 27, 2003

59

AMENDED NOTICE by dft OF TAKING DEPO OF Michael Caeton on the following date(s): 11/5/03 at 3:30 pm (CMM) (Entered: 10/29/2003)

Oct. 28, 2003

Oct. 28, 2003

62

NOTICE by dft OF TAKING DEPO OF Megan McDonald on the following date(s): 11/5/03 at 2:30 pm (CMM) (Entered: 10/29/2003)

Oct. 28, 2003

Oct. 28, 2003

63

AMENDED NOTICE by dft OF TAKING DEPO OF Debra Mills on the following date(s): 11/5/03 at 1:30 pm (CMM) (Entered: 10/29/2003)

Oct. 28, 2003

Oct. 28, 2003

65

NOTICE by dft OF TAKING DEPO OF Christian Anderson on the following date(s): 11/5/03 at 9:00 am (CMM) (Entered: 10/29/2003)

Oct. 28, 2003

Oct. 28, 2003

66

NOTICE of service of discovery by dft - first supplemental disclosure statement on pla. (CMM) (Entered: 10/30/2003)

Oct. 28, 2003

Oct. 28, 2003

67

NOTICE of service of discovery by dft - answers to pla second set of non-uniform interrogatories and dft response to pla second set request for production of documents. (CMM) (Entered: 10/30/2003)

Oct. 29, 2003

Oct. 29, 2003

68

NOTICE of service of discovery by dft - dft response to pla third request for production of documents. (CMM) (Entered: 11/06/2003)

Nov. 5, 2003

Nov. 5, 2003

69

NOTICE of service of discovery by dft Serrano's Mexican . (MAP) (Entered: 11/10/2003)

Nov. 6, 2003

Nov. 6, 2003

70

NOTICE of service of discovery by dft Serrano's Mexican . (MAP) (Entered: 11/10/2003)

Nov. 7, 2003

Nov. 7, 2003

71

NOTICE of compliance of initial disclosure statement pursuant to FRCivP 26(a) by pla EEOC (MAP) (Entered: 11/12/2003)

Nov. 10, 2003

Nov. 10, 2003

72

MOTION for summary judgment by dft Serrano's Mexican [72-1] (MAP) (Entered: 11/24/2003)

Nov. 21, 2003

Nov. 21, 2003

73

STATEMENT OF FACTS by dft Serrano's Mexican re motion for summary judgment by dft Serrano's Mexican [72-1] (MAP) (Entered: 11/24/2003)

Nov. 21, 2003

Nov. 21, 2003

74

MOTION to continue trial and related dates by dft Serrano's Mexican [74-1] (MAP) (Entered: 12/01/2003)

Nov. 26, 2003

Nov. 26, 2003

75

RESPONSE by pla EEOC to motion to continue trial and related dates by dft Serrano's Mexican [74-1] (MAP) (Entered: 12/03/2003)

Dec. 2, 2003

Dec. 2, 2003

76

REPLY by dft Serrano's Mexican Restaurants to response to motion to continue trial and related dates by dft Serrano's Mexican Restaurants [74-1] (LSP) (Entered: 12/08/2003)

Dec. 4, 2003

Dec. 4, 2003

77

ORDER by Judge Earl H. Carroll granting motion to continue trial and related dates by dft Serrano's Mexican [74-1] ; PTO ddl set for 1/30/04 ; Pretrial conference set for 8:30 2/18/04 ; jury trial set for 9:00 2/24/04 (cc: all counsel) (LSP) (Entered: 12/12/2003)

Dec. 12, 2003

Dec. 12, 2003

78

MOTION to bifurcate Punitive Damages by dft Serrano's Mexican [78-1] (MAP) (Entered: 12/16/2003)

Dec. 12, 2003

Dec. 12, 2003

80

NOTICE of compliance of initial disclosure statement pursuant to FRCivP 26(a) by dft Serrano's Mexican (MAP) (Entered: 12/16/2003)

Dec. 12, 2003

Dec. 12, 2003

79

FINAL PRETRIAL Disclosure by pla EEOC (MAP) (Entered: 12/16/2003)

Dec. 15, 2003

Dec. 15, 2003

81

RESPONSE in Oppositon by pla EEOC to motion for summary judgment by dft Serrano's Mexican [72-1] (LSP) (Entered: 12/19/2003)

Dec. 17, 2003

Dec. 17, 2003

83

REPLY by dft to response to motion for summary judgment by dft Serrano's Mexican [72-1] (CMM) (Entered: 01/06/2004)

Jan. 2, 2004

Jan. 2, 2004

84

RESPONSE by pla to motion to bifurcate Punitive Damages by dft Serrano's Mexican [78-1] (CMM) (Entered: 01/06/2004)

Jan. 5, 2004

Jan. 5, 2004

85

MOTION re Judicial Notice by dft [85-1] (CMM) (Entered: 02/05/2004)

Jan. 30, 2004

Jan. 30, 2004

86

MOTION in limine re introduction of any determinations, findings, or notice issued by the AZ Department of Economic Security in relation to any claims presented by Ms. Terra Naeve by dft [86-1] (CMM) (Entered: 02/05/2004)

Jan. 30, 2004

Jan. 30, 2004

87

PROPOSED QUESTIONS for Voir dire examination submitted by dft (CMM) (Entered: 02/05/2004)

Jan. 30, 2004

Jan. 30, 2004

88

Jury form of verdict (with interrogatories) by dft (CMM) (Entered: 02/05/2004)

Jan. 30, 2004

Jan. 30, 2004

89

STIPULATED Jury instructions by pla, dft (CMM) (Entered: 02/05/2004)

Jan. 30, 2004

Jan. 30, 2004

90

PROPOSED Jury questionnaire by pla (CMM) (Entered: 02/05/2004)

Jan. 30, 2004

Jan. 30, 2004

91

PROPOSED Voir dire submitted by pla (CMM) (Entered: 02/05/2004)

Jan. 30, 2004

Jan. 30, 2004

92

PROPOSED Jury verdict form by pla (CMM) (Entered: 02/05/2004)

Jan. 30, 2004

Jan. 30, 2004

PROPOSED PRE-TRIAL ORDER submitted by pla, dft (lodged this date, original forwarded to left side of file) (CMM) Modified on 02/05/2004 (Entered: 02/05/2004)

Jan. 30, 2004

Jan. 30, 2004

93

SUPPLEMENTAL Proposed Jury instructions by dft (CMM) (Entered: 02/09/2004)

Feb. 2, 2004

Feb. 2, 2004

94

ORDER by Judge Earl H. Carroll pretrial conference vacated; jury trial vacated; status conference concerning further proceedings set for 9:30 2/12/04 (cc: all counsel) (CMM) (Entered: 02/10/2004)

Feb. 10, 2004

Feb. 10, 2004

97

RESPONSE by pla to motion in limine re introduction of any determinations, findings, or notice issued by the AZ Department of Economic Security in relation to any claims presented by Ms. Terra Naeve by dft [86-1] (SAT) (Entered: 02/12/2004)

Feb. 10, 2004

Feb. 10, 2004

95

MINUTE ENTRY before Judge Earl H. Carroll . Crt Rptr: Candy Potter. APPEARANCES: Sally Shanley for EEOC, Kris Culbertson and Mark Ogden on behalf of defendants. Status hearing held addressing current trial date. IT IS ORDERED vacating the trial date, written order to issue. [95-2] (BAH) (Entered: 02/12/2004)

Feb. 12, 2004

Feb. 12, 2004

96

ORDER by Judge Earl H. Carroll denying motion for summary judgment by dft Serrano's Mexican [72-1], granting motion to bifurcate Punitive Damages by dft Serrano's Mexican [78-1] - the first phase of the jury trial will consist of the liability phase and if the jury determines that dft is liable, the trial will move into a second phase where the jury will determine the amount punitive damages owed. However, if dft offers evidence of its financial circumstances in the first phase of the trial, pla is permitted to present evidence of dft's profitability and finances (cc: all counsel) (CMM) (Entered: 02/12/2004)

Feb. 12, 2004

Feb. 12, 2004

98

ORDER by Judge Earl H. Carroll granting motion re Judicial Notice by dft [85-1] and the court recognizes the existence of 29 CFR-1605.2(d)(l)(iii) ; Pretrial conference set for 9:00 6/21/04 ; jury trial set for 9:00 6/29/04 (cc: all counsel) (CMM) Modified on 06/02/2004 (Entered: 03/01/2004)

March 1, 2004

March 1, 2004

99

PROPOSED Jury questionnaire by dft (CMM) (Entered: 05/28/2004)

May 27, 2004

May 27, 2004

100

NOTICE by dft of conflicting trial settings (CMM) (Entered: 06/01/2004)

May 28, 2004

May 28, 2004

Case Details

State / Territory: Arizona

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Aug. 20, 2002

Closing Date: April 5, 2007

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

Serrano's Mexican Restaurants, LLC, 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:

None

Source of Relief:

None

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Accommodation / Leave

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Discrimination-basis:

Religion discrimination

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits