Case: EEOC v. ABERCROMBIE & FITCH STORES INC

3:04-cv-04731 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

Filed Date: Nov. 8, 2004

Closed Date: March 6, 2012

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Case Summary

In November of 2004, the EEOC district offices in Chicago and Los Angeles brought suit in U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, against Abercrombie & Fitch, a nationwide clothing retailer. The complaint alleged that the company violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act by carrying out a pattern or practice of discrimination in hiring and promotion on the basis of sex, race, color, and national origin. The case was consolidated with two class action suits brought by private plai…

In November of 2004, the EEOC district offices in Chicago and Los Angeles brought suit in U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, against Abercrombie & Fitch, a nationwide clothing retailer. The complaint alleged that the company violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act by carrying out a pattern or practice of discrimination in hiring and promotion on the basis of sex, race, color, and national origin.

The case was consolidated with two class action suits brought by private plaintiffs (Gonzalez v. Abercrombie & Fitch, Case No. 03-2817 and West v. Abercrombie & Fitch, Case No. 04-4730). The case was settled, and a consent decree was given final approval by the court in April of 2005. Under the terms of the consent decree, Abercrombie agreed to pay more than $40 million into a settlement fund. The decree (the duration of which is six years) also provided for extensive injunctive relief, and Abercrombie is required to create an "Office of Diversity" to ensure that the company's hiring procedures and marketing materials reflect an appropriate racial and gender balance. The settlement additionally requires Abercrombie to submit compliance reports. The EEOC, along with the private plaintiffs' counsel and a Special Monitor appointed by the Court, are required to work closely with the company to oversee its compliance with the decree.

The consent decree was set to expire on April 14, 2011, but the plaintiffs sought an extension of the decree. The court ruled on April 6, 2011 that the decree would remain in effect until the court ruled on any appeals of the Special Master's orders on Motion for Resolution of Enforcement Proceedings. After the Special Master's order was issued, the plaintiffs appealed it, but it was affirmed by the court on June 23, 2011. As a result, presumably the consent decree ended in June 2011. Abercrombie submitted an expert report in March 2012, and as there is no further activity on the docket, presumably the case closed in 2012.

Summary Authors

Jason Chester (6/18/2008)

Rachel Barr (3/25/2018)

People

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Judge(s)

Illston, Susan Yvonne (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Alexander, Elizabeth R. (District of Columbia)

Brown, Willis E. (Illinois)

Cervantez, Eve Hedy (California)

Clobes, Bryan L (Pennsylvania)

Cohen, Hilary (Pennsylvania)

Dermody, Kelly M. (California)

Duarte, Lisa (California)

D'Urso, Martin J. (Pennsylvania)

Fields, Cleo (Louisiana)

Judge(s)

Illston, Susan Yvonne (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Alexander, Elizabeth R. (District of Columbia)

Brown, Willis E. (Illinois)

Cervantez, Eve Hedy (California)

Clobes, Bryan L (Pennsylvania)

Cohen, Hilary (Pennsylvania)

Dermody, Kelly M. (California)

Duarte, Lisa (California)

D'Urso, Martin J. (Pennsylvania)

Fields, Cleo (Louisiana)

Forrester, Melody (Pennsylvania)

Gochanour, Gregory M. (Illinois)

Gold, Sidney L. (Pennsylvania)

Goldstein, Barry L (California)

Gottesman, Zachary (Ohio)

Greenberg, Traci M. (Pennsylvania)

Hendrickson, John C. (Illinois)

Keller, James (Ohio)

Kohn, Joseph C. (Pennsylvania)

Laura, Peter F. (California)

Lee, Bill Lann (District of Columbia)

Lerner, Jeffrey D. (Pennsylvania)

Ota, John (California)

Park, Anna Y. (California)

Reams, Gwendolyn Young (District of Columbia)

Saenz, Thomas A. (California)

Sagafi, Jahan C (California)

Sekhon, Nirej S. (California)

Simons, Shaheena Ahmad (California)

Su, Julie A (California)

West-Faulcon, Kimberly (California)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Anderson, Sandra J. (Ohio)

Andrews, Christopher Scott (California)

Dreiband, Eric S. (District of Columbia)

Edwards, Sandra A. (California)

Kearney, Sandra A. (California)

Knueve, Mark A. (Ohio)

McKinney, Patrick R. (California)

Norman, Jonathan M. (Ohio)

Ridgley, Thomas Brennan (Ohio)

Young, Douglas R. (California)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

3:04-cv-04731

Docket

EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc.

March 6, 2012

March 6, 2012

Docket
1

3:04-cv-04731

Complaint - Civil Rights Employment Discrimination

EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc.

Nov. 8, 2004

Nov. 8, 2004

Complaint
101-1

3:04-cv-04731

3:04-cv-02817

3:04-04730

Stipulation of Proposed Settlement and [Proposed] Order of Preliminary Approval of Proposed Consent Decree

Gonzalez v. Abercrombie & Fitch

Nov. 12, 2004

Nov. 12, 2004

Pleading / Motion / Brief
101-2

3:04-cv-04731

3:04-cv-02817

3:04-04730

Consent Decree

Gonzalez v. Abercrombie & Fitch

Nov. 12, 2004

Nov. 12, 2004

Settlement Agreement
5

3:04-cv-04731

Order Relating Cases

EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc.

Nov. 12, 2004

Nov. 12, 2004

Order/Opinion

3:04-cv-04731

EEOC Agrees to Landmark Resolution of Discrimination Case Against Abercrombie & Fitch

EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc.

No Court

Nov. 16, 2004

Nov. 16, 2004

Press Release
10

3:04-04730

Stipulation of Proposed Settlement and [Proposed] Order of Preliminary Approval of Proposed Consent Decree

West v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores

Nov. 17, 2004

Nov. 17, 2004

Order/Opinion
125-1

3:04-cv-04731

3:04-cv-02817

3:04-04730

Notice of Motion and Plaintiffs' Motion for Order Granting Approval of Consent Decree and Memorandum of Points and Authorities

Gonzalez v. Abercrombie & Fitch

April 11, 2005

April 11, 2005

Pleading / Motion / Brief
16

3:04-cv-04731

3:04-cv-02817

3:04-04730

EEOC's Memorandum of Points and Authorities In Support of Plaintiffs' Motion for Order Granting Final Approval of Consent Decree

EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc.

April 12, 2005

April 12, 2005

Pleading / Motion / Brief
17

3:04-cv-04731

3:04-cv-02817

3:04-04730

Notice of Filing and Plaintiff EEOC's Response to Objector Potter's Letter of April 12, 2005

EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc.

April 14, 2005

April 14, 2005

Pleading / Motion / Brief

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4179192/us-equal-employment-opportunity-commission-v-abercrombie-fitch-stores/

Last updated Sept. 6, 2022, 3:19 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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COMPLAINT-Civil Right, Employment 42:USC 102, jury demand, summons issued against defendants A & F California, LLC, A & F Management Co., Inc., A & F Ohio, Inc., Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc.. Filed by plaintiff U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (db, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 11/8/2004) Additional attachment(s) added on 12/14/2004 (ys, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 11/09/2004)

Nov. 8, 2004

Nov. 8, 2004

Clearinghouse
2

ADR SCHEDULING ORDER: Case Management Statement due by 3/7/2005. Case Management Conference set for 3/14/2005 01:30 PM.. Signed by Judge Thelton E. Henderson on 3/9/04. (Attachments: # 1)(db, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 11/8/2004) (Entered: 11/09/2004)

Nov. 8, 2004

Nov. 8, 2004

PACER
3

NOTICE of Related Case (Park, Anna) (Filed on 11/10/2004) (Entered: 11/10/2004)

Nov. 10, 2004

Nov. 10, 2004

PACER
4

ANSWER to Complaint by A & F California, LLC, A & F Management Co., Inc., A & F Ohio, Inc., Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc.. (Kearney, Sandra) (Filed on 11/11/2004) (Entered: 11/11/2004)

Nov. 11, 2004

Nov. 11, 2004

Clearinghouse
5

ORDER RELATING CASE. Case reassigned to Judge Susan Illston for all further proceedings. Judge Thelton E. Henderson no longer assigned to case. Signed by Judge Illston on 11/11/04. (ts, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 11/12/2004) (Entered: 11/12/2004)

Nov. 12, 2004

Nov. 12, 2004

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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by A & F California, LLC, A & F Management Co., Inc., A & F Ohio, Inc., Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc. re 4 Answer to Complaint (Kearney, Sandra) (Filed on 11/12/2004) (Entered: 11/12/2004)

Nov. 12, 2004

Nov. 12, 2004

PACER
7

Minute Entry: Motion Hearing held on 11/15/2004 before Illston (Date Filed: 11/16/2004). (Court Reporter P. Thompsen.) (ts, COURT STAFF) (Date Filed: 11/16/2004) (Entered: 11/16/2004)

Nov. 16, 2004

Nov. 16, 2004

PACER
8

Minute Entry: Motion Hearing held on 11/16/2004 before Illston (Date Filed: 11/16/2004). Case continued to 4/14/05 @ 4:30 p.m. for Final Approval Hearing of Class Settlement(Court Reporter R. Flores.) (ts, COURT STAFF) (Date Filed: 11/16/2004) (Entered: 11/16/2004)

Nov. 16, 2004

Nov. 16, 2004

PACER
9

STIPULATION AND ORDER granting preliminary approval of consent decree. Signed by Judge Illston on 11/16/04. (ts, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 11/17/2004) (Entered: 11/17/2004)

Nov. 17, 2004

Nov. 17, 2004

PACER
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WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed filed by U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Service waived by A & F Management Co., Inc. waiver sent on 11/12/2004, answer due 1/11/2005; Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc. waiver sent on 11/12/2004, answer due 1/11/2005; A & F California, LLC waiver sent on 11/12/2004, answer due 1/11/2005; A & F Ohio, Inc. waiver sent on 11/12/2004, answer due 1/11/2005. (Park, Anna) (Filed on 11/26/2004) (Entered: 11/26/2004)

Nov. 26, 2004

Nov. 26, 2004

PACER
11

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission re 2 ADR Scheduling Order (Park, Anna) (Filed on 12/8/2004) (Entered: 12/08/2004)

Dec. 8, 2004

Dec. 8, 2004

PACER
12

CLERK'S NOTICE re: Failure to E-File (complaint by plaintiff). (ys, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 12/10/2004) (Entered: 12/10/2004)

Dec. 10, 2004

Dec. 10, 2004

PACER
13

Letter from Gregory Gochanour. (Gochanour, Gregory) (Filed on 3/31/2005) (Entered: 03/31/2005)

March 31, 2005

March 31, 2005

PACER
14

Letter dated 3/16/05 from Willis E. Brown, Esq., counsel of one of class plaintiffs Willis E. Brown IV to the Court requesting to add on the docket. (ys, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/5/2005) (Entered: 04/05/2005)

April 5, 2005

April 5, 2005

PACER
15

ORDER granting Plaintiff's request for expedited discovery. Signed by Judge Illston on 4/6/05. (ts, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/6/2005) (Entered: 04/06/2005)

April 6, 2005

April 6, 2005

PACER
16

MEMORANDUM in Support of Motion for Order Approving Consent Decree filed byU.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Gochanour, Gregory) (Filed on 4/12/2005) (Entered: 04/12/2005)

April 12, 2005

April 12, 2005

Clearinghouse
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Memorandum in Opposition to Objector Potter filed byU.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Gochanour, Gregory) (Filed on 4/14/2005) (Entered: 04/14/2005)

April 14, 2005

April 14, 2005

Clearinghouse
18

ORDER re: joint motion for order approving withdrawal of objection submitted by Leigh Foster. Signed by Judge Illston on 4/14/05. (ts, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/15/2005) (Entered: 04/15/2005)

April 15, 2005

April 15, 2005

RECAP
19

ORDER re: opt-outs and point allocation. Signed by Judge Illston on 4/14/05. (ts, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/15/2005) (Entered: 04/15/2005)

April 15, 2005

April 15, 2005

RECAP
20

consent decree. Signed by Judge Illston on 4/14/05. (ts, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/15/2005) (Entered: 04/15/2005)

April 15, 2005

April 15, 2005

RECAP
21

Minute Entry: Motion Hearing held on 4/15/2005 before Illston (Date Filed: 4/18/2005). (Court Reporter J. Yeomans.) (ts, COURT STAFF) (Date Filed: 4/18/2005) (Entered: 04/18/2005)

April 18, 2005

April 18, 2005

PACER
22

ORDER approving withdrawal of objection submitted by Rachel Potter. Signed by Judge Illston on 6/10/05. (ts, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 6/14/2005) (Entered: 06/14/2005)

June 14, 2005

June 14, 2005

RECAP
23

Letter dated 5/15/06 from Brittny L. Holman. (ys, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/17/2006) (Entered: 05/18/2006)

May 17, 2006

May 17, 2006

PACER
24

CLERK'S NOTICE Case Management Conference set for 8/22/2006 03:00 PM. (ts, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 8/10/2006) (Entered: 08/10/2006)

Aug. 10, 2006

Aug. 10, 2006

PACER
25

Minute Entry: Further Case Management Conference held on 8/22/2006 before Illston (Date Filed: 8/23/2006). (Court Reporter Mankiewicz.) (ts, COURT STAFF) (Date Filed: 8/23/2006) (Entered: 08/23/2006)

Aug. 23, 2006

Aug. 23, 2006

PACER
26

Minute Entry: Further Case Management Conference held on 8/22/2006 before Illston (Date Filed: 8/23/2006). (Court Reporter Mankiewicz.) (ts, COURT STAFF) (Date Filed: 8/23/2006) (Entered: 08/23/2006)

Aug. 23, 2006

Aug. 23, 2006

PACER
27

AMENDED Minute Entry: Further Case Management Conference (Date Filed: 8/23/2006). () (ts, COURT STAFF) (Date Filed: 8/23/2006) (Entered: 08/23/2006)

Aug. 23, 2006

Aug. 23, 2006

PACER
28

ORDER directing the parties to file under seal the court-appointed monitor's report and executive summary. Signed by Judge Susan Illston on 9/1/06. (ys, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 9/6/2006) Additional attachment(s) added on 9/7/2006 (ys, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 09/07/2006)

Sept. 6, 2006

Sept. 6, 2006

Clearinghouse
29

MOTION Order Directing Court Appointed Monitor's Annual Compliance Reports and Executive Summaries Thereof to Be Filed Under Seal filed by A & F Management Co., Inc., Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc., A & F California, LLC, A & F Ohio, Inc.. Motion Hearing set for 9/21/2007 09:00 AM in Courtroom 10, 19th Floor, San Francisco. (Attachments: # 1 Signature Page (Declarations/Stipulations) Declaration of Thomas Ridgley re Motion to File Under Seal# 2 Proposed Order Proposed Order re Motion to File Under Seal)(McKinney, Patrick) (Filed on 8/13/2007) (Entered: 08/13/2007)

1 Signature Page (Declarations/Stipulations) Declaration of Thomas Ridgley re Moti

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2 Proposed Order Proposed Order re Motion to File Under Seal

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Aug. 13, 2007

Aug. 13, 2007

PACER
30

MEMORANDUM in Support re 29 MOTION Order Directing Court Appointed Monitor's Annual Compliance Reports and Executive Summaries Thereof to Be Filed Under Seal filed byA & F Management Co., Inc., Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc., A & F California, LLC, A & F Ohio, Inc.. (Related document(s) 29 ) (McKinney, Patrick) (Filed on 8/13/2007) (Entered: 08/13/2007)

Aug. 13, 2007

Aug. 13, 2007

PACER
31

MOTION to Shorten Time for Hearing on Motion for Order Directing Court Appointed Monitor's Annual Compliance Reports and Executive Summaries Thereof to be Filed Under Seal filed by A & F Management Co., Inc., Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc., A & F California, LLC, A & F Ohio, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Signature Page (Declarations/Stipulations) Declaration of Thomas Ridgley re Motion to Shorten Time for Hearing on Motion for Order Directing Court Appointed Monitor's Annual Compliance Reports and Executive Summaries Thereof to Be Filed Under Seal# 2 Proposed Order Proposed Order re Shorten Time Motion)(McKinney, Patrick) (Filed on 8/13/2007) (Entered: 08/13/2007)

1 Signature Page (Declarations/Stipulations) Declaration of Thomas Ridgley re Moti

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2 Proposed Order Proposed Order re Shorten Time Motion

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Aug. 13, 2007

Aug. 13, 2007

PACER
32

Reply Memorandum re 31 MOTION to Shorten Time for Hearing on Motion for Order Directing Court Appointed Monitor's Annual Compliance Reports and Executive Summaries Thereof to be Filed Under Seal filed byAbercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc.. (Young, Douglas) (Filed on 8/17/2007) (Entered: 08/17/2007)

Aug. 17, 2007

Aug. 17, 2007

PACER
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Declaration of Thomas B. Ridgley in Support of 32 Reply Memorandum, filed byAbercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc.. (Related document(s) 32 ) (Young, Douglas) (Filed on 8/17/2007) (Entered: 08/17/2007)

Aug. 17, 2007

Aug. 17, 2007

PACER
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ORDER. Signed by Judge Illston on 8/20/07. (ts, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 8/22/2007) (Entered: 08/22/2007)

Aug. 22, 2007

Aug. 22, 2007

RECAP
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Memorandum in Opposition re 29 MOTION Order Directing Court Appointed Monitor's Annual Compliance Reports and Executive Summaries Thereof to Be Filed Under Seal filed byU.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Gochanour, Gregory) (Filed on 8/24/2007) (Entered: 08/24/2007)

Aug. 24, 2007

Aug. 24, 2007

PACER
36

Proposed Order re 29 MOTION Order Directing Court Appointed Monitor's Annual Compliance Reports and Executive Summaries Thereof to Be Filed Under Seal by A & F Management Co., Inc., Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc., A & F California, LLC, A & F Ohio, Inc.. (McKinney, Patrick) (Filed on 9/18/2007) (Entered: 09/18/2007)

Sept. 18, 2007

Sept. 18, 2007

PACER
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ORDER by Judge Illston granting 162 Motion to file under seal annual complaince reports and to file executive summeries in public record(ts, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 9/20/2007) (Entered: 09/20/2007)

Sept. 20, 2007

Sept. 20, 2007

RECAP
38

STATUS REPORT Executive Summary of Court-Appointed Monitor's First Annual Compliance Report by A & F Management Co., Inc., Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc., A & F California, LLC, A & F Ohio, Inc.. (McKinney, Patrick) (Filed on 9/20/2007) (Entered: 09/20/2007)

Sept. 20, 2007

Sept. 20, 2007

PACER
39

STATUS REPORT Executive Summary of Court-Appointed Monitor's Second Annual Compliance Report by A & F Management Co., Inc., Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc., A & F California, LLC, A & F Ohio, Inc.. (McKinney, Patrick) (Filed on 9/20/2007) (Entered: 09/20/2007)

Sept. 20, 2007

Sept. 20, 2007

PACER
40

Court-Appointed Monitor's Second Annual Compliance Report by Fred W. Alvarez, Esq.. FILED UNDER SEAL. (ys, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 9/21/2007) (Entered: 09/21/2007)

Sept. 21, 2007

Sept. 21, 2007

PACER
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Minute Entry: Further Case Management Conference held on 9/28/2007 before Illston (Date Filed: 10/2/2007). () (ts, COURT STAFF) (Date Filed: 10/2/2007) (Entered: 10/02/2007)

Oct. 2, 2007

Oct. 2, 2007

PACER
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CLERK'S NOTICE Motion Hearing set for 8/15/2008 09:00 AM. (ts, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/23/2008) (Entered: 05/23/2008)

May 23, 2008

May 23, 2008

PACER
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Declaration of Jahan Sagafi REVISED filed byU.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Gochanour, Gregory) (Filed on 5/23/2008) (Entered: 05/23/2008)

May 23, 2008

May 23, 2008

PACER
44

Memorandum in Opposition to Lead Counsel and EEOC's Appeal of Special Master's Decisions filed byAbercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc.. (Young, Douglas) (Filed on 7/25/2008) (Entered: 07/25/2008)

July 25, 2008

July 25, 2008

PACER
45

Declaration of Thomas B. Ridgley in Support of 44 Abercrombie's Opposition to Lead Counsel and EEOC's Appeal of Special Master's Decisions (part 1 of 2) filed byAbercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc.. (Young, Douglas) (Filed on 7/25/2008) Modified on 7/28/2008 (ys, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 07/25/2008)

July 25, 2008

July 25, 2008

PACER
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Declaration of Thomas B. Ridgley in Support of 44 Abercrombie's Opposition to Lead Counsel and EEOC's Appeal of Special Master's Decision (part 2 of 2) filed byAbercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc.. (Related document(s) 45 ) (Young, Douglas) (Filed on 7/25/2008) Modified on 7/28/2008 (ys, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 07/25/2008)

July 25, 2008

July 25, 2008

PACER
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Proposed Order Denying Lead Counsel and EEOC's Appeal and Affirming Special Master's Decisions by Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc.. (Young, Douglas) (Filed on 7/25/2008) (Entered: 07/25/2008)

July 25, 2008

July 25, 2008

PACER
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Reply Memorandum in Support of Lead Counsel and EEOCs Appeal of Special Masters Decision Granting Defendants Motion To Dismiss Dispute Resolution and Enforcement Proceedings filed byU.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Gochanour, Gregory) (Filed on 8/1/2008) (Entered: 08/01/2008)

Aug. 1, 2008

Aug. 1, 2008

PACER
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STATUS REPORT Manual Filing Notification re: Court-Appointed Monitor's Third Annual Compliance Report by Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc.. (Young, Douglas) (Filed on 10/16/2008) (Entered: 10/16/2008)

Oct. 16, 2008

Oct. 16, 2008

PACER
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STATUS REPORT Executive Summary of Court-Appointed Monitor's Third Annual Compliance Report by Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc.. (Young, Douglas) (Filed on 10/16/2008) (Entered: 10/16/2008)

Oct. 16, 2008

Oct. 16, 2008

PACER
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Court-Appinted Monitor's Third Annual Compliance Report by Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc., A & F Ohio, Inc.. FILED UNDER SEAL(ys, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/17/2008) (Entered: 10/22/2008)

Oct. 17, 2008

Oct. 17, 2008

PACER
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Minute Entry: Status Conference (Date Filed: 11/4/2008). The parties shall comply with all the terms of the decree. If necessary and in compliance with the decree, counsel may ask the Court for assistance if it has been determined that non-compliance has occurred. Counsel shall have their mid year meeting in February 2009.Counsel shall notify the Court when a further status conference is needed. () (ts, COURT STAFF) (Date Filed: 11/4/2008) (Entered: 11/04/2008)

Nov. 4, 2008

Nov. 4, 2008

PACER
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STATUS REPORT Executive Summary of Court-Appointed Monitor's Fourth Annual Compliance Report by A & F Management Co., Inc., A & F Ohio, Inc., Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Standing Order)(Young, Douglas) (Filed on 10/14/2009) (Entered: 10/14/2009)

1 Standing Order

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Oct. 14, 2009

Oct. 14, 2009

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NOTICE by A & F Management Co., Inc., A & F Ohio, Inc., Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc. Manual Filing Notification of Confidential Filing Under Seal of Court-Appointed Monitor's Fourth Annual Compliance Report (Attachments: # 1 Standing Order)(Young, Douglas) (Filed on 10/14/2009) (Entered: 10/14/2009)

1 Standing Order

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Oct. 14, 2009

Oct. 14, 2009

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Transcript of Proceedings held on 10-21-09, before Judge Susan Illston. Court Reporter/Transcriber Connie Kuhl, Telephone number 415-431-2020. Per General Order No. 59 and Judicial Conference policy, this transcript may be viewed only at the Clerks Office public terminal or may be purchased through the Court Reporter/Transcriber until the deadline for the Release of Transcript Restriction.After that date it may be obtained through PACER. Any Notice of Intent to Request Redaction, if required, is due no later than 5 business days from date of this filing. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 1/22/2010. (ck, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/27/2009) (Entered: 10/27/2009)

Oct. 27, 2009

Oct. 27, 2009

PACER
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ORDER granting (205) Administrative Motion to File Under Seal in case 3:03-cv-02817-SI (tf, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 12/20/2010) (Entered: 12/20/2010)

Dec. 20, 2010

Dec. 20, 2010

PACER
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ORDER Status Conference set for 1/12/2011 04:00 PM before Hon. Susan Illston. (tf, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 12/20/2010) (Entered: 12/20/2010)

Dec. 20, 2010

Dec. 20, 2010

PACER
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Minute Entry: Status Conference (Date Filed: 1/14/2011). (Court Reporter C. Triska.) (tf, COURT STAFF) (Date Filed: 1/14/2011) (Entered: 01/14/2011)

Jan. 14, 2011

Jan. 14, 2011

PACER
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Ex Parte MOTION to Shorten Time filed by Willis E. Brown, IV, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit Declaration of Jack W. Lee in Support of Ex Parte Motion for Order Shortening Time, # 2 Proposed Order Proposed Order Granting Motion for Order Shortening Time)(Gochanour, Gregory) (Filed on 3/17/2011) (Entered: 03/17/2011)

1 Affidavit Declaration of Jack W. Lee in Support of Ex Parte Motion for Order Sho

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2 Proposed Order Proposed Order Granting Motion for Order Shortening Time

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March 17, 2011

March 17, 2011

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Ex Parte Application to File Documents Under Seal filed by Willis E. Brown, IV, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order Proposed Order Granting Ex Parte Motion to File Documents Under Seal, # 2 Affidavit Declaration of Bill Lann Lee in Support of Motion to Extend Consent Decree)(Gochanour, Gregory) (Filed on 3/17/2011) (Entered: 03/17/2011)

1 Proposed Order Proposed Order Granting Ex Parte Motion to File Documents Under S

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2 Affidavit Declaration of Bill Lann Lee in Support of Motion to Extend Consent De

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March 17, 2011

March 17, 2011

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MOTION Extend the Consent Decree filed by Willis E. Brown, IV, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Motion Hearing set for 4/8/2011 09:00 AM in Courtroom 10, 19th Floor, San Francisco before Hon. Susan Illston. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit Declaration of Bill Lann Lee in Support of Plaintiffs' Motion to Extend the Consent Decree (Exhibits 1-11), # 2 Proposed Order Proposed Order Granting Plaintiffs' Motion to Extend the Consent Decree)(Gochanour, Gregory) (Filed on 3/17/2011) (Entered: 03/17/2011)

1 Affidavit Declaration of Bill Lann Lee in Support of Plaintiffs' Motion to

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2 Proposed Order Proposed Order Granting Plaintiffs' Motion to Extend the Con

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March 17, 2011

March 17, 2011

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62

ORDER granting (213) Ex Parte Application in case 3:03-cv-02817-SI (tf, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/17/2011) (Entered: 03/17/2011)

March 17, 2011

March 17, 2011

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ORDER, Set/Reset Deadlines as to (214 in 3:03-cv-02817-SI) MOTION Extend the Consent Decree, (51 in 3:04-cv-04730-SI) MOTION Extend the Consent Decree, (61 in 3:04-cv-04731-SI) MOTION Extend the Consent Decree. Motion Hearing set for 4/8/2011 09:00 AM before Hon. Susan Illston. (tf, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/17/2011) (Entered: 03/17/2011)

March 17, 2011

March 17, 2011

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DOCUMENT E-FILED UNDER SEAL re 56 Order on Administrative Motion to File Under Seal - Motion to Extend the Consent Decree by Willis E. Brown, IV, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Bill Lann Lee in Support of Plaintiffs' Motion to Extend the Consent Decree (Exhibits 1-11), # 2 Proposed Order Proposed Order Granting Motion to Extend the Consent Decree)(Gochanour, Gregory) (Filed on 3/18/2011) Modified on 3/21/2011 (ysS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 03/18/2011)

March 18, 2011

March 18, 2011

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REPLY (re 64 MOTION, 61 MOTION Extend the Consent Decree ) Plaintiffs' Reply in Support of Motion to Extend the Consent Decree filed byWillis E. Brown, IV, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit Declaration of Bill Lann Lee in Support of Plaintiff's Motion to Extend the Consent Decree, # 2 Exhibit 1 -To Declaration of Bill Lann Lee, # 3 Exhibit 2 -To Declaration of Bill Lann Lee, # 4 Exhibit 3 -To Declaration of Bill Lann Lee, # 5 Exhibit 4 -To Declaration of Bill Lann Lee)(Gochanour, Gregory) (Filed on 4/1/2011) (Entered: 04/01/2011)

1 Affidavit Declaration of Bill Lann Lee in Support of Plaintiff's Motion to

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2 Exhibit 1 -To Declaration of Bill Lann Lee

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3 Exhibit 2 -To Declaration of Bill Lann Lee

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4 Exhibit 3 -To Declaration of Bill Lann Lee

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5 Exhibit 4 -To Declaration of Bill Lann Lee

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April 1, 2011

April 1, 2011

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66

Ex Parte Ex Parte Application to File Documents Under Seal filed by Willis E. Brown, IV, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order Granting Ex Parte Application to File Documents Under Seal)(Gochanour, Gregory) (Filed on 4/1/2011) (Entered: 04/01/2011)

1 Proposed Order Granting Ex Parte Application to File Documents Under Seal

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April 1, 2011

April 1, 2011

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67

ORDER granting (222) Ex Parte Application to file Declaration under seal in case 3:03-cv-02817-SI; granting (66) Ex Parte Application in case 3:04-cv-04731-SI; granting (56) Ex Parte Application in case 3:04-cv-04730-SI (COUNSEL E.FILE THE SEALED DOCUMENT AND PROVIDE CHAMBERS WITH A COURTESY COPY IMMEDIATELY) (tf, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/4/2011) (Entered: 04/04/2011)

April 4, 2011

April 4, 2011

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ORDER Granting 66 Motion to File Under Seal (link sealed documents to this order) (tf, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/4/2011) Modified on 4/5/2011 (ys, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 04/04/2011)

April 4, 2011

April 4, 2011

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DOCUMENT E-FILED UNDER SEAL re 68 Order Granting Motion to File Under Seal - Supplemental Declaration of Bill Lann Lee in Support of 44, 61 Plaintiff's Motion to Extend the Consent Decree with Exhibits 1-4 by Willis E. Brown, IV, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 - to the Supplemental Declaration of Bill Lann Lee in Support of Plaintiff's Motion to Extend the Consent Decree, # 2 Errata 2 - to the Supplemental Declaration of Bill Lann Lee in Support of Plaintiff's Motion to Extend the Consent Decree, # 3 Exhibit 3 - to the Supplemenal Declaration of Bill Lann Lee in Support of Plaintiff's Motion to Extend the Consent Decree, # 4 Exhibit 4 - to the Supplemental Declaration of Bill Lann Lee in Support of Plaintiff's Motion to Extend the Consent Decree)(Gochanour, Gregory) (Filed on 4/5/2011) Modified on 4/6/2011 (ysS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 04/05/2011)

April 5, 2011

April 5, 2011

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ORDER granting in part and denying in part (61) Motion in case 3:04-cv-04731-SI; granting in part and denying in part (51) Motion in case 3:04-cv-04730-SI (tf, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/7/2011) (Entered: 04/07/2011)

April 7, 2011

April 7, 2011

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MOTION To Modify Consent Decree and Partial Appeal of Special Master's Order filed by U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Motion Hearing set for 6/3/2011 09:00 AM in Courtroom 10, 19th Floor, San Francisco before Hon. Susan Illston. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Gochanour, Gregory) (Filed on 4/29/2011) (Entered: 04/29/2011)

1 Proposed Order

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April 29, 2011

April 29, 2011

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Declaration of Bill Lann Lee in Support of 71 MOTION To Modify Consent Decree and Partial Appeal of Special Master's Order filed byU.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1-11, # 2 Exhibit 12 Part 1 of 3, # 3 Exhibit 12 Part 2 of 3, # 4 Exhibit 12 Part 3 of 3)(Related document(s) 71 ) (Gochanour, Gregory) (Filed on 4/29/2011) (Entered: 04/29/2011)

1 Exhibit 1-11

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2 Exhibit 12 Part 1 of 3

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3 Exhibit 12 Part 2 of 3

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4 Exhibit 12 Part 3 of 3

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April 29, 2011

April 29, 2011

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REPLY (re 71 MOTION To Modify Consent Decree and Partial Appeal of Special Master's Order ) filed byU.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Gochanour, Gregory) (Filed on 5/20/2011) (Entered: 05/20/2011)

May 20, 2011

May 20, 2011

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Minute Entry: Motion Hearing held on 6/3/2011 before Susan Illston (Date Filed: 6/6/2011) re (228 in 3:03-cv-02817-SI) MOTION To Modify Consent Decree and Partial Appeal of Special Master's Order filed by Patrice Douglass, Johan Montoya, Willis E. Brown, IV, Juancarlos Gomez-Montejano, Anthony Ocampo, Eduardo Gonzalez, Ivy Nguyen, Jennifer Lu, Carla Grubb, David Culpepper, Austin Chu, Angela Wu, Robair Sherrod, Encarnacion Gutierrez, Eric Fight, (71 in 3:04-cv-04731-SI) MOTION To Modify Consent Decree and Partial Appeal of Special Master's Order filed by U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Matter submitted. The Court will issue a written order. (Court Reporter Kathy Wyatt.) (fj, COURT STAFF) (Date Filed: 6/6/2011) (Entered: 06/06/2011)

June 6, 2011

June 6, 2011

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75

ORDER AFFIRMING SPECIAL MASTER'S DECISION (SI, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 6/23/2011) (Entered: 06/23/2011)

June 23, 2011

June 23, 2011

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76

Administrative Motion to File Under Seal filed by A & F California, LLC, A & F Management Co., Inc., A & F Ohio, Inc., Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Scott Andrews, # 2 Declaration of Todd Corley, # 3 Proposed Order, # 4 Certificate/Proof of Service)(Andrews, Christopher) (Filed on 2/21/2012) (Entered: 02/21/2012)

3 Proposed Order

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4 Certificate/Proof of Service

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Feb. 21, 2012

Feb. 21, 2012

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ORDER by Judge Illston granting (235) Stipulation in case 3:03-cv-02817-SI (tfS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/27/2012) (Entered: 02/27/2012)

Feb. 27, 2012

Feb. 27, 2012

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RESPONSE (re 76 Administrative Motion to File Under Seal ) Plaintiffs' Opposition to Defendants' Administrative Motion to File Under Seal filed byU.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Gochanour, Gregory) (Filed on 3/2/2012) (Entered: 03/02/2012)

March 2, 2012

March 2, 2012

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ORDER DENYING DEFENDANTS' ADMINISTRATIVE MOTION TO SEAL re 76 . (Illston, Susan) (Filed on 3/5/2012) Modified on 3/6/2012 (ysS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 03/05/2012)

March 5, 2012

March 5, 2012

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NOTICE by A & F California, LLC, A & F Management Co., Inc., A & F Ohio, Inc., Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc. [NOTICE OF FILING EXPERT REPORT] (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Andrews, Christopher) (Filed on 3/6/2012) (Entered: 03/06/2012)

1 Exhibit A

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March 6, 2012

March 6, 2012

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Case Details

State / Territory: California

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Nov. 8, 2004

Closing Date: March 6, 2012

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

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

Plaintiff Type(s):

EEOC Plaintiff

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

A & F Management Co., Inc., Private Entity/Person

A & F Ohio, Inc., Private Entity/Person

A & F California, LLC, Private Entity/Person

Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc., Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

State Anti-Discrimination Law

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Monetary Relief

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: $47,250,000

Order Duration: 2005 - 2011

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Monitor/Master

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Utilize objective job description

Comply with advertising/recruiting requirements

Reporting

Monitoring

Goals (e.g., for hiring, admissions)

Retaliation Prohibition

Utilize objective hiring/promotion criteria

Follow recruitment, hiring, or promotion protocols

Other requirements regarding hiring, promotion, retention

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Implement complaint/dispute resolution process

Recordkeeping

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Pattern or Practice

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Hiring

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

Promotion

Discrimination-basis:

National origin discrimination

Race discrimination

Sex discrimination

Race:

Asian/Pacific Islander

Black

Affected Gender:

Female

National Origin/Ethnicity:

Hispanic

Indian