Case: EEOC v. AMERICAN SEAFOODS COMPANY

2:00-cv-01596 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington

Filed Date: Sept. 19, 2000

Closed Date: Feb. 1, 2002

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Case Summary

The EEOC's Seattle district office sued American Seafoods Company, a national seafood harvester, on September 19, 2000 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. The EEOC's complaint is unavailable; however the court's order dismissing the action states that American Seafoods allegedly violated Title VII's prohibition of pregnancy discrimination. American Seafoods filed a motion for partial summary judgment against the EEOC's class claims in August 2001, but the court denied it in October 2001. The parties settled on February 1, 2002 and the settlement agreement is unavailable.

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Kevin Wilemon (6/7/2007)

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2:00-cv-01596

Docket

EEOC v. American Seafoods Company

Sept. 24, 2002

Sept. 24, 2002

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Settlement Agreement and Dismissal of Action

EEOC v. American Seafoods Company

Feb. 1, 2002

Feb. 1, 2002

Settlement Agreement

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Docket

Last updated Aug. 10, 2022, 3:16 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant by Jay H Zulauf, John H Chun (KERR) (Entered: 09/27/2000)

Sept. 26, 2000

Sept. 26, 2000

3

RETURN OF SERVICE of summons and complaint executed upon defendant American Seafoods Co on 9/20/00 (MD) (Entered: 09/29/2000)

Sept. 27, 2000

Sept. 27, 2000

4

MINUTE ENTRY: Status conference set for 9:00 1/9/01 (cc: all counsel) (dktclk) (Entered: 10/16/2000)

Oct. 12, 2000

Oct. 12, 2000

5

ORDER re: DISCOVERY and DEPOSITIONS by Chief Judge John C. Coughenour (cc: counsel, Judge) (TG) (Entered: 10/16/2000)

Oct. 12, 2000

Oct. 12, 2000

6

MOTION to intervene by Connie L. Martin NOTED FOR 11/24/00(MD) Modified on 11/16/2000 (Entered: 11/14/2000)

Nov. 9, 2000

Nov. 9, 2000

PROPOSED intervenor complaint re: motion to intervene by Connie L. Martin [6-1] (MD) (Entered: 11/14/2000)

Nov. 9, 2000

Nov. 9, 2000

7

APPLICATION by intervenor Connie L Martin AND ORDER admitting Scott McKay pro hac vice. Receipt # 306226 (cc: counsel, Judge) (RS) (Entered: 11/16/2000)

Nov. 15, 2000

Nov. 15, 2000

8

ORDER by Chief Judge John C. Coughenour GRANTING motion to intervene by Connie L. Martin [6-1] intervenor-plaintiff Connie Martin added to case (cc: counsel, Judge) (RS) (Entered: 12/12/2000)

Dec. 11, 2000

Dec. 11, 2000

9

COMPLAINT: Intervention by intervenor-plaintiff Connie Martin (RS) (Entered: 12/12/2000)

Dec. 11, 2000

Dec. 11, 2000

10

ANSWER to complaint [1-1] by defendant American Seafoods Co (MD) (Entered: 12/21/2000)

Dec. 20, 2000

Dec. 20, 2000

11

NOTICE by intervenor-plaintiff Connie L Martin of change of address (MD) (Entered: 12/22/2000)

Dec. 21, 2000

Dec. 21, 2000

12

MINUTES OF STATUS CONFERENCE: JCC; Dep Clerk: JM; CR: Laurene Kelly; Counsel: Wiess/Guarnero/Zulauf; Status conference held 9:00 1/9/01 ; Deadline to Join Additional Parties is 4/2/01 ; Jury trial set for 11/5/01 ; Voir dire/jury instructions deadline 11/1/01 ; Trial briefs to be submitted by 11/1/01 ; Pretrial Order due by 10/26/01 ; 39.1 designation effective 9/21/01 ; (cc: counsel, Judge) (RS) (Entered: 01/10/2001)

Jan. 9, 2001

Jan. 9, 2001

13

ANSWER to complaint in intervention [9-1] by defendant (RS) (Entered: 02/02/2001)

Jan. 30, 2001

Jan. 30, 2001

LODGED ORDER: stip and protective order (RS) (Entered: 05/03/2001)

May 2, 2001

May 2, 2001

14

STIPULATION AND PROTECTIVE ORDER by Chief Judge John C. Coughenour : (cc: counsel, Judge) (RS) (Entered: 05/04/2001)

May 3, 2001

May 3, 2001

15

STIPULATION and ORDER by Chief Judge John C. Coughenour : discovery ddl extended to 8/6/01 (cc: counsel, Judge) (RS) (Entered: 06/22/2001)

June 21, 2001

June 21, 2001

16

NOTICE by intervenor-plaintiff Connie L Martin of change of address (MD) (Entered: 06/26/2001)

June 26, 2001

June 26, 2001

17

NOTICE of Unavailability of counsel Carmen Flores for plaintiff EEOC from Aug 20-24 and Aug 27-31 (RS) (Entered: 07/06/2001)

July 5, 2001

July 5, 2001

18

MOTION by defendant American Seafoods Co to quash EEOC's deposition (RS) (Entered: 07/31/2001)

July 30, 2001

July 30, 2001

19

MEMORANDUM by defendant in support of motion to quash EEOC's deposition [18-1] (RS) (Entered: 07/31/2001)

July 30, 2001

July 30, 2001

20

DECLARATION of John Chun by defendant re motion to quash EEOC's deposition [18-1] (RS) (Entered: 07/31/2001)

July 30, 2001

July 30, 2001

LODGED ORDER: re: motion to quash EEOC's deposition [18-1] (RS) (Entered: 07/31/2001)

July 30, 2001

July 30, 2001

21

AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE by defendant motion to quash EEOC's deposition [18-1] (RS) (Entered: 07/31/2001)

July 30, 2001

July 30, 2001

22

AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE OF DEPOSITION SUBPOENA of Audrey James on 7/27/01 (RS) (Entered: 08/03/2001)

Aug. 2, 2001

Aug. 2, 2001

23

MOTION by defendant American Seafoods Co for partial summary judgment dismissing EEOC's class claims NOTED FOR 8/31/01 (RS) (Entered: 08/08/2001)

Aug. 7, 2001

Aug. 7, 2001

24

MEMORANDUM by defendant in support of motion for partial summary judgment dismissing EEOC's class claims [23-1] (RS) (Entered: 08/08/2001)

Aug. 7, 2001

Aug. 7, 2001

LODGED ORDER: re: motion for partial summary judgment dismissing EEOC's class claims [23-1] (RS) (Entered: 08/08/2001)

Aug. 7, 2001

Aug. 7, 2001

25

DECLARATION of John Chun by defendant re motion for partial summary judgment dismissing EEOC's class claims [23-1] (RS) (Entered: 08/08/2001)

Aug. 7, 2001

Aug. 7, 2001

26

MOTION by defendant American Seafoods Co for partial summary judgment NOTED FOR 8/31/01 (RS) (Entered: 08/08/2001)

Aug. 7, 2001

Aug. 7, 2001

27

MEMORANDUM by defendant in support of motion for partial summary judgment [26-1] (filed under seal) (RS) (Entered: 08/08/2001)

Aug. 7, 2001

Aug. 7, 2001

28

DECLARATION of Tammy French by defendant re motion for partial summary judgment [26-1] (RS) (Entered: 08/08/2001)

Aug. 7, 2001

Aug. 7, 2001

29

DECLARATION of John Chun by defendant re motion for partial summary judgment [26-1] (filed under seal) (RS) (Entered: 08/08/2001)

Aug. 7, 2001

Aug. 7, 2001

30

NOTICE by defendant that the following is RE-NOTED FOR 9/21/01 motion for partial summary judgment dismissing EEOC's class claims (MD) (Entered: 08/27/2001)

Aug. 24, 2001

Aug. 24, 2001

31

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff in opposition to deft's motion for partial summary judgment, Oral Argument Requested [26-1] (MD) (Entered: 08/27/2001)

Aug. 27, 2001

Aug. 27, 2001

32

DECLARATION of Connie Martin re: memorandum [31-1] (MD) (Entered: 08/27/2001)

Aug. 27, 2001

Aug. 27, 2001

33

DECLARATION of Reba Weiss re: memorandum [31-1] (MD) (Entered: 08/27/2001)

Aug. 27, 2001

Aug. 27, 2001

LODGED ORDER: re: denying deft's motion for partial sj [31-1] (MD) (Entered: 08/27/2001)

Aug. 27, 2001

Aug. 27, 2001

34

REPLY by defendant TO RESPONSE to motion for partial summary judgment [26-1] FILED UNDER SEAL (RY) (Entered: 08/31/2001)

Aug. 30, 2001

Aug. 30, 2001

35

SUPPLEMENTAL DECLARATION of John H. Chun by defendant re: motion reply [34-1] FILED UNDER SEAL (RY) (Entered: 08/31/2001)

Aug. 30, 2001

Aug. 30, 2001

36

SUR REPLY by plaintiff re: in opposition to deft's motion for partial sj [26-1] (MD) (Entered: 09/10/2001)

Sept. 7, 2001

Sept. 7, 2001

37

STIPULATION re: re dismissal of EEOC's class claims and withdrawal of American Seafoods Co.'s motion for partial summary judgment dismissing EEOC's class claims [23-1] (VK) (Entered: 09/18/2001)

Sept. 17, 2001

Sept. 17, 2001

38

Letter from plaintiff atty regarding failure of mediation that occured on 7/23/01, John Aslin mediator (RY) (Entered: 09/21/2001)

Sept. 19, 2001

Sept. 19, 2001

39

AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE OF DEPOSITION SUBPOENA of Sindi Giancoli on 9/18/01 (MD) (Entered: 09/24/2001)

Sept. 21, 2001

Sept. 21, 2001

40

ORDER by Chief Judge John C. Coughenour DENYING deft's motion for partial summary judgment [26-1] (cc: counsel, Judge) (FILED UNDER SEAL) (VK) (Entered: 10/15/2001)

Oct. 12, 2001

Oct. 12, 2001

41

MOTION by defendant American Seafoods Co in limine re: exclude reference to potential ins coverage; exclude reference to unrelated lawsuits and claims; exclude reference to executive compensation; limiting testimony of pltfs' expert Daniel Harper; bifurcation; excluding reference to EEOC cause determination NOTED FOR 11/2/01 (MD) (Entered: 10/19/2001)

Oct. 18, 2001

Oct. 18, 2001

42

MEMORANDUM by defendant in support of motion in limine re: exclude reference to potential ins coverage; exclude reference to unrelated lawsuits and claims; exclude reference to executive compensation; limiting testimony of pltfs' expert Daniel Harper; bifurcation; excluding reference to EEOC cause determination [41-1] (MD) (Entered: 10/19/2001)

Oct. 18, 2001

Oct. 18, 2001

LODGED ORDER: re: motion in limine re: exclude reference to potential ins coverage; exclude reference to unrelated lawsuits and claims; exclude reference to executive compensation; limiting testimony of pltfs' expert Daniel Harper; bifurcation; excluding reference to EEOC cause determination [41-1] (MD) (Entered: 10/19/2001)

Oct. 18, 2001

Oct. 18, 2001

44

MOTION by plaintiff EEOC, intervenor-plaintiff Connie L Martin in limine NOTED FOR 11/5/01 (trial date) (FILED UNDER SEAL) (VK) (Entered: 10/22/2001)

Oct. 19, 2001

Oct. 19, 2001

45

AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE OF DEPOSITION SUBPOENA of Michelle Moodie on 10/13/01 (MD) (Entered: 10/22/2001)

Oct. 22, 2001

Oct. 22, 2001

50

LETTERS by defendant requesting "ELMOs" for trial and intervenor- plaintiff requesting "DEPS" for trial (VK) (Entered: 10/30/2001)

Oct. 23, 2001

Oct. 23, 2001

46

MOTION by plaintiff in limine to exclude the testimony of Dr. Phillip Lindsay NOTED FOR 11/5/01 (VK) (Entered: 10/25/2001)

Oct. 25, 2001

Oct. 25, 2001

47

MOTION by plaintiff for juror questionnaire NOTED FOR 11/5/01 (VK) (Entered: 10/25/2001)

Oct. 25, 2001

Oct. 25, 2001

LODGED PRE-TRIAL ORDER submitted by all parties (RY) (Entered: 10/29/2001)

Oct. 26, 2001

Oct. 26, 2001

48

Proposed Jury Instructions and Jury Verdict Form by intervenor-plaintiff Connie L Martin (RY) (Entered: 10/29/2001)

Oct. 26, 2001

Oct. 26, 2001

51

AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE OF DEPOSITION SUBPOENA of Renee Vargas on 10/24/01 (RY) (Entered: 10/31/2001)

Oct. 29, 2001

Oct. 29, 2001

49

MINUTE ORDER by Chief Judge John C. Coughenour jury trial stricken 11/5/01 ; status conf set for 9:00 12/11/01 (cc: counsel, Judge, JM) (VK) (Entered: 10/30/2001)

Oct. 30, 2001

Oct. 30, 2001

52

REPORT from Mediator Carolyn Cairns regarding failure of mediation (MD) (Entered: 11/01/2001)

Oct. 30, 2001

Oct. 30, 2001

53

MINUTE ORDER: by Chief Judge John C. Coughenour settlement conference set for 11:00 11/14/01 before Judge Rothstein. Briefs due 11/9/01 by noon. (cc: counsel, BJR, JCC, Julie, Liz) (MD) (Entered: 11/02/2001)

Nov. 2, 2001

Nov. 2, 2001

54

MINUTE ORDER: by Judge Barbara J. Rothstein settlement hrg cont to 10:00 11/27/01 (cc: counsel, BJR, JCC) (MD) (Entered: 11/08/2001)

Nov. 8, 2001

Nov. 8, 2001

55

MINUTE ORDER: by Chief Judge John C. Coughenour STRIKING motion for juror questionnaire [47-1], STRIKING motion in limine to exclude the testimony of Dr. Phillip Lindsay [46-1], STRIKING motion in limine [44-1], STRIKING motion in limine re: exclude reference to potential ins coverage; exclude reference to unrelated lawsuits and claims; exclude reference to executive compensation; limiting testimony of pltfs' expert Daniel Harper; bifurcation; excluding reference to EEOC cause determination [41-1], without prejudice to their renewal before trial. (cc: counsel, Judge) (MD) (Entered: 11/08/2001)

Nov. 8, 2001

Nov. 8, 2001

57

MINUTE ORDER: by Chief Judge John C. Coughenour rescheduling settlement conf for 1/17/02 at 10am; settlement memoranda to be filed in BJR chambers by 1/15/02 (cc: counsel, Judge) (RS) (Entered: 12/12/2001)

Dec. 11, 2001

Dec. 11, 2001

58

MINUTES OF STATUS CONFERENCE: JCC; Dep Clerk: JM; CR: Joe Roth; Counsel: Weiss/Flores/Zulauf/Chun; Status conference held 9:00 12/11/01 ; Deadline to Join Additional Parties is <date not set> ; Jury trial set for 3/11/02 ; Voir dire/jury instructions deadline 3/7/02 ; Trial briefs to be submitted by 3/7/02 ; Pretrial Order due by <date not set> ; 39.1 designation effective <date not set> ; (cc: counsel, Judge) (MD) (Entered: 12/13/2001)

Dec. 11, 2001

Dec. 11, 2001

59

REPORT from Mediator Carolyn Cairns regarding success of mediation that occured on 12/17/01 (RS) (Entered: 12/20/2001)

Dec. 18, 2001

Dec. 18, 2001

60

MINUTE ORDER: by Judge Barbara J. Rothstein Settlement Conference continued to 10:00 1/31/02 ; (cc: counsel, Judge) (RY) (Entered: 01/07/2002)

Jan. 7, 2002

Jan. 7, 2002

61

MINUTE ORDER: by Judge Barbara J. Rothstein Settlement Conference rescheduled to 10:00 1/24/02 ; (cc: counsel, Judge, Liz) (MD) (Entered: 01/15/2002)

Jan. 14, 2002

Jan. 14, 2002

62

ORDER OF DISMISSAL by Chief Judge John C. Coughenour : Counsel having notified the Court of settlement of this case, and it appearing that no issue remains for the Court's determination, IT IS ORDERED that this action and all claims asserted herein are DISMISSED with prejudice and without costs to any party. In the event that settlement is not perfected, any party may move to reopen the case within 90 days of the date of this order (cc: counsel, Judge) (MD) (Entered: 01/29/2002)

Jan. 28, 2002

Jan. 28, 2002

LODGED ORDER: proposed settlement agreement and dismissal of action (RY) (Entered: 01/31/2002)

Jan. 31, 2002

Jan. 31, 2002

63

Settlement agreement and dismissal of action by Chief Judge John C. Coughenour approving agreement as the final decree in full settlement of this action; case dismissed with prejudice and without costs; case termed (cc: counsel, JCC, JM, Jgm. Bk.) (VK) (Entered: 02/04/2002)

Feb. 1, 2002

Feb. 1, 2002

64

ORDER by Chief Judge John C. Coughenour directing return of sealed documents to cnsl of record (cc: counsel, Judge) (MD) (Entered: 09/24/2002)

Sept. 24, 2002

Sept. 24, 2002

Case Details

State / Territory: Washington

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 19, 2000

Closing Date: Feb. 1, 2002

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

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

Plaintiff Type(s):

EEOC Plaintiff

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

EEOC

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

American Seafoods Company, 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

Discrimination-basis:

Pregnancy discrimination

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit