Case: EEOC v. Beverly Hilton

2:01-cv-08316 | U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

Filed Date: Sept. 1, 2001

Closed Date: 2003

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Case Summary

The Los Angeles District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against the Beverley Hilton, which operates the largest hotel in Beverley Hills, in September 2001, in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. The suit was based on alleged discrimination of female applicants due to their age. The hotel was not hiring qualified women to be waitresses at their restaurant because they were over 40 years of age. There was very little action during the course of this suit. Fin…

The Los Angeles District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against the Beverley Hilton, which operates the largest hotel in Beverley Hills, in September 2001, in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. The suit was based on alleged discrimination of female applicants due to their age. The hotel was not hiring qualified women to be waitresses at their restaurant because they were over 40 years of age. There was very little action during the course of this suit. Finally the case was resolved through a consent decree that was apparently reached through multiple conferences involving the parties. This consent decree was entered in February of 2003.

The consent decree contained both monetary relief as well as injunctive relief. The defendant was to pay $220,000 to an undisclosed class of women over 40 who had been adversely affected by the hiring practices of the hotel. This class was to be determined by the EEOC. For injunctive relief the consent decree required that the hotel train each of its supervisors, human resource people, and hiring personnel twice a year for the three year life of the consent decree.

Summary Authors

Kevin Wilemon (6/22/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:01-cv-08316

Docket (PACER)

EEOC v. Beverly Hilton, et al

Feb. 27, 2003

Feb. 27, 2003

Docket
1

2:01-cv-08316

Complaint - Civil Rights Employment Discrimination

EEOC v. The Beverly Hilton

Sept. 26, 2001

Sept. 26, 2001

Complaint
29

2:01-cv-08316

Consent Decree and Order

EEOC v. Beverly Hilton, et al

Feb. 27, 2003

Feb. 27, 2003

Order/Opinion

2:01-cv-08316

EEOC Litigation Settlement Report - February 2003

EEOC v. Beverly Holdings, Inc., d/b/a The Beverly Hilton Hotel

No Court

April 21, 2003

April 21, 2003

Press Release

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/11660593/u-s-equal-employ-opp-v-beverly-hilton/

Last updated Aug. 21, 2022, 3:06 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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COMPLAINT filed Summons(es) issued referred to Discovery Patrick J. Walsh. Demand for trial by jury. (ca) (Entered: 09/28/2001)

Sept. 26, 2001

Sept. 26, 2001

Clearinghouse
2

CERTIFICATION OF INTERESTED PARTIES filed by plaintiff U S Equal Employ Opp (ca) (Entered: 09/28/2001)

Sept. 26, 2001

Sept. 26, 2001

PACER
3

WAIVER OF SERVICE of SUMMONS by defendant Beverly Hilton sent by plf on 10/19/01 (bg) (Entered: 11/06/2001)

Nov. 5, 2001

Nov. 5, 2001

PACER
4

CERTIFICATION OF INTERESTED PARTIES filed by defendant Beverly Holdings Inc dba Beverly Hilton Hotel (bg) Modified on 12/04/2001 (Entered: 12/04/2001)

Nov. 30, 2001

Nov. 30, 2001

PACER
5

ANSWER filed by defendant Beverly Holdings Inc dba Beverly Hilton Hotel to complaint [1-1] (bg) Modified on 12/04/2001 (Entered: 12/04/2001)

Nov. 30, 2001

Nov. 30, 2001

PACER
6

ORDER SETTING SCHEDULING CONFERENCE by Judge Lourdes G. Baird ; mandatory status/scheduling conf set for 9:00 2/11/02 Parties planning meeting pursuant to Rule 26(f) by nlt 1/22/02 (bg) (Entered: 12/20/2001)

Dec. 19, 2001

Dec. 19, 2001

PACER
7

STIPULATION and ORDER by Discovery Patrick J. Walsh re protective order . The ptys enter into the fol agreement to govern the use & dissemination of Dft's IRS Form 8027s for the years 1998-2000 for purposes of sttlmnt discussions re this mtr. By entering into this stip proto, neither pty waives any right to raise any evidentiary or procedural objections or clms of privilege or lack thereof by the other pty at any subsequent time in this proceeding (see doc for fur details). (mch) (Entered: 12/26/2001)

Dec. 21, 2001

Dec. 21, 2001

PACER
8

JOINT RULE 26 DISCOVERY PLAN filed; est length of trial 16 days (bg) (Entered: 01/22/2002)

Jan. 18, 2002

Jan. 18, 2002

PACER
9

MINUTES: scheduling conference by telephone conference set on 4:00 2/20/02 by Judge Lourdes G. Baird CR: N/P (bg) (Entered: 02/13/2002)

Feb. 13, 2002

Feb. 13, 2002

PACER
10

ORDER RE CIVIL COURT TRIAL by Judge Lourdes G. Baird ; discovery ddl set on 3/14/02 ; Final Pretrial Conference set for 9:00 6/2/03 ; telephone conference set on 9/10/02 ; trial set on 8:30 6/17/03 cut off date for filing motions 6/17/03 @ 8:30am (bg) (Entered: 02/22/2002)

Feb. 20, 2002

Feb. 20, 2002

PACER
11

MINUTES: mandatory status/scheduling conference held DCO 3/14/03; Last day to file motions 4/1/03; PTC 6/2/03 @ 9:00am; C/T 8:30am on 6/17/03; Crt ords a telephone conference call on 9/10/02 @ 5:15pm by Judge Lourdes G. Baird CR: Sharon Seffens (bg) (Entered: 02/22/2002)

Feb. 20, 2002

Feb. 20, 2002

PACER
12

NOTICE OF ASSOCIATION of Counsel for plaintiff U S Equal Employ Opp by attorney Samantha E Blake (bg) (Entered: 02/22/2002)

Feb. 20, 2002

Feb. 20, 2002

PACER
13

MINUTES: referring Rule 16-14 settlement conference to Discovery Patrick J. Walsh Cns will be notified by Mag Judge Walsh re place, time & rules, if any, for the settlement conference by Judge Lourdes G. Baird CR: N/P (bg) (Entered: 03/11/2002)

March 8, 2002

March 8, 2002

PACER
14

NOTICE AND REQUEST Of Settlement Procedure Selection fld Parties request to apr before Discovery Patrick J. Walsh for sttlmnt procdgs Order by Judge Lourdes G. Baird granting settlement procedure selection request [14-1] (bg) (Entered: 03/11/2002)

March 8, 2002

March 8, 2002

PACER
15

MINUTES: (In Chambers) settlement conference 10:00 8/22/02; sttlmnt conf stmts NLT three (3) cal days bef the conf by Magistrate Judge Patrick J. Walsh CR: None (rrey) (Entered: 06/20/2002)

June 19, 2002

June 19, 2002

PACER
16

NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION by plaintiff U S Equal Employ Opp to amend complaint, or alt to extension of time to join parties and amend the pleadings motion hearing set for 10:00 8/26/02 Lodged prop ord & 1st A/C (bg) (Entered: 08/01/2002)

July 31, 2002

July 31, 2002

PACER
17

Memo of PA in OPPOSITION by defendant Beverly Hilton to motion to amend complaint [16-1], motion to extension of time to join parties and amend the pleadings [16-2] (bg) (Entered: 08/13/2002)

Aug. 12, 2002

Aug. 12, 2002

PACER
20

MINUTES: striking motion to amend complaint [16-1], ext of time to join parties and amend the pleadings [16-2]; the Crt hereby exts the ddl to amd the pleadings or add ptys to 9/20/02; all other ddls remain th same; the Crt vac the hrg ntc for 8/26/02 (see doc for fur details) by Judge Lourdes G. Baird CR: None (cc cnsl) (rrey) (Entered: 08/16/2002)

Aug. 13, 2002

Aug. 13, 2002

PACER
18

NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION by plaintiff U S Equal Employ Opp to compel dft to respond to plf's second set of interrogatories motion hearing set for 10:00 9/5/02 Lodged order (bg) (Entered: 08/16/2002)

Aug. 15, 2002

Aug. 15, 2002

PACER
19

Joint stipulation to motion to compel dft to respond to plf's second set of interrogatories [18-1] (bg) (Entered: 08/16/2002)

Aug. 15, 2002

Aug. 15, 2002

PACER
21

Supplemental brief in support of the joint stipulation by plaintiff U S Equal Employ Opp of re motion to compel dft to respond to plf's second set of interrogatories [18-1] (bg) (Entered: 08/22/2002)

Aug. 21, 2002

Aug. 21, 2002

PACER
22

Supplemental DECLARATION in support of the joint stipulation by defendant Beverly Hilton re motion to compel dft to respond to plf's second set of interrogatories [18-1] (bg) (Entered: 08/23/2002)

Aug. 22, 2002

Aug. 22, 2002

PACER
23

MINUTES: settlement conference held The case was settled. Relevant terms & conditions of the settlement were placed on the record. The parties have agreed that some form of a release will be signed by the plfs, with the terms to be solidified later by Discovery Patrick J. Walsh CR: 02-56(4093-end & (bg) (Entered: 08/27/2002)

Aug. 22, 2002

Aug. 22, 2002

PACER
24

MINUTES: telephone conference re settlement set on 5:00 12/10/02 by Judge Lourdes G. Baird CR: N/P (bg) (Entered: 08/30/2002)

Aug. 29, 2002

Aug. 29, 2002

PACER
25

NOTICE OF CHANGE Of Address filed by atty Rebecca L Torrey for defendant Beverly Hilton; 1900 Ave of the Stars, 7th Flr; Los Angeles CA 90067 (rrey) (Entered: 09/05/2002)

Sept. 3, 2002

Sept. 3, 2002

PACER
26

RECEIPT OF TRANSCRIPT of proceedings for the following date(s): 8/22/02 (Re:) CR: Toni Hudson. (ghap) Modified on 10/17/2002 (Entered: 10/17/2002)

Oct. 16, 2002

Oct. 16, 2002

PACER

TRANSCRIPT filed for proceedings held on 8/22/02. (ghap)

Oct. 16, 2002

Oct. 16, 2002

PACER
27

STANDING ORDER by Judge Lourdes G. Baird. Read this order carefully. It controls the case unless otherwise ordered by the court (bg) (Entered: 11/13/2002)

Nov. 12, 2002

Nov. 12, 2002

PACER

PLACED IN FILE - NOT USED proposed order re EEOC's motion to amend complaint or in the alternative motion for extension of time to join parties and amend the pleadings (bg)

Dec. 10, 2002

Dec. 10, 2002

PACER

PLACED IN FILE - NOT USED first amended complaint - civil rights employment discrimination (bg)

Dec. 10, 2002

Dec. 10, 2002

PACER
28

MINUTES: telephone conference re status of settlement set on 5:00 2/26/03 by Judge Lourdes G. Baird CR: None Present (bg) (Entered: 12/12/2002)

Dec. 10, 2002

Dec. 10, 2002

PACER
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CONSENT DECREE AND ORDER by Judge Lourdes G. Baird. The court has jurisdiction over the parties and the subject matter of this lawsuit. This decree represents the compromise of disputed claims which the parties recognize would require protracted and costly litigation. The sum of $220,000 which is to be paid by defendant in accordance with the terms hereof in full settlement of all claims for monetary relief to eligible class members. The effective date of this decree is the date upon which the court gives final approval to the decree. This decree fully and completely resolves and releases defendant from any and all class issues, claims and allegations concerning defendant's alleged discriminatory hiring practices at the Coconut Club based upon age or any other protected category. In settlement of all monetary claims of the charging party and the eligible class members, defendant shall pay the following: In full settlement of all claims for monetary relief, defendant shall pay the sum of $220,000 within a period of three years following the effective date of decree. Each party shall bear its own attorneys' fees and costs, except that defendant shall bear the costs for the hiring of the EEO consultant and the administration and payment of claims to all eligible and subsequent eligible class members terminating case (MD JS-6) (bg) (Entered: 02/27/2003)

Feb. 27, 2003

Feb. 27, 2003

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: California

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 1, 2001

Closing Date: 2003

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

Does 1-10, Private Entity/Person

The Beverly Hilton (Los Angeles), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), 29 U.S.C. §§ 621 et seq.

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: 220000

Order Duration: 2003 - 2006

Content of Injunction:

Provide antidiscrimination training

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Hiring

Discrimination-basis:

Age discrimination

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits