Case: EEOC v. AMALGAMATED SUGAR CO.

1:98-cv-00378 | U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho

Filed Date: Sept. 25, 1998

Closed Date: June 28, 2001

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Case Summary

In September 1998, the EEOC district office in Seattle, Washington brought this suit against the Amalgamated Sugar Company in the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho. The complaint alleged that the defendant violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by discriminating against Hispanic workers. Specifically, the EEOC alleged that although several individuals had worked for the defendant in previous years as seasonal workers, the defendant refused to hire them again because they were not proficient in spoken English.

There was extensive discovery during the litigation and a stipulation to dismiss the claims of one complainant. The defendant's motion for summary judgment was denied. After a consent to trial by magistrate, a nine-day jury trial ensued. The jury found in favor of the defendant on May 11, 2000. The defendant was awarded fees in the amount of $5479.85.

Summary Authors

Jason Chester (7/2/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:98-cv-00378

Docket (PACER)

EEOC v. Amalgamated Sugar Co

May 25, 2007

May 25, 2007

Docket
1

1:98-cv-00378

Complaint

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. The Amalgamated Sugar Company LLC

Sept. 25, 1998

Sept. 25, 1998

Complaint
28

1:98-cv-00378

Protective Order

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. The Amalgamated Sugar Company LLC

Oct. 15, 1999

Oct. 15, 1999

Order/Opinion
49

1:98-cv-00378

Memorandum Decision, Order [in part]

E.E.O.C. v. Amalgamated Sugar Co., Inc.

Jan. 11, 2000

Jan. 11, 2000

Order/Opinion
142

1:98-cv-00378

Judgment on Jury Verdict

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. The Amalgamated Sugar Company LLC

2000 WL 35724770

May 11, 2000

May 11, 2000

Order/Opinion
161

1:98-cv-00378

Judgment

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. The Amalgamated Sugar Company LLC

Nov. 6, 2000

Nov. 6, 2000

Order/Opinion

1:98-cv-00378

Order

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Amalgamated Sugar Company, Inc.

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

June 28, 2001

June 28, 2001

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4247564/eeoc-v-amalgamated-sugar-co/

Last updated Aug. 11, 2022, 3:08 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT (Summons(es) issued) (jml) Additional attachment(s) added on 3/17/2005 (ja, ). (Entered: 09/30/1998)

Sept. 25, 1998

Sept. 25, 1998

RECAP
2

RETURN OF SERVICE/PROCESS executed upon defendant Amalgamated Sugar Co on 9/25/98 (jml) Additional attachment(s) added on 3/17/2005 (ja, ). (Entered: 09/30/1998)

Sept. 28, 1998

Sept. 28, 1998

PACER
3

ANSWER by dft; jury demand (wm) Additional attachment(s) added on 3/17/2005 (ja, ). (Entered: 10/16/1998)

Oct. 15, 1998

Oct. 15, 1998

PACER
4

AMENDED ANSWER [3-1] by def Amalgamated Sugar Co; jury demand (dkh) Additional attachment(s) added on 3/17/2005 (ja, ).

Oct. 22, 1998

Oct. 22, 1998

PACER
5

NOTICE OF STATUS CONFERENCE ; Telephonic Status Conference set for 2:30 12/10/98 before BLW in Boise (wm) Additional attachment(s) added on 3/17/2005 (ja, ).

Nov. 24, 1998

Nov. 24, 1998

PACER
6

SCHEDULING ORDER by Honorable B. Lynn Winmill ; Telephonic Status Conference held 1/7/99 ; Discovery ddl set for 10/29/99 ; Disp Motion ddl set 9/24/99 ; Jury Trial 1/24/00 1:30 Boise ; Pretrial Conference set for 1/11/00 8:00 (cc: all counsel) (dkh) Additional attachment(s) added on 3/17/2005 (ja, ). (Entered: 01/22/1999)

Jan. 20, 1999

Jan. 20, 1999

PACER
7

NOTICE of taking deposition duces tecum of Alfonso Baez on 3/11/99 (wm) Additional attachment(s) added on 3/17/2005 (ja, ).

Feb. 19, 1999

Feb. 19, 1999

PACER
8

NOTICE of taking deposition duces tecum of Sergio Hernandez on 3/11/99 (wm) Additional attachment(s) added on 3/17/2005 (ja, ).

Feb. 19, 1999

Feb. 19, 1999

PACER
9

NOTICE of taking deposition duces tecum of Pioquinto Gomez on 3/12/99 (wm) Additional attachment(s) added on 3/17/2005 (ja, ).

Feb. 19, 1999

Feb. 19, 1999

PACER
10

NOTICE of taking deposition duces tecum of Baltazar Garza on 3/12/99 (wm) Additional attachment(s) added on 3/17/2005 (ja, ). (Entered: 03/01/1999)

Feb. 26, 1999

Feb. 26, 1999

PACER
11

NOTICE of cancelling deposition duces tecum of Pioquinto Gomez on 3/12/99 (wm) Additional attachment(s) added on 3/17/2005 (ja, ). (Entered: 03/01/1999)

Feb. 26, 1999

Feb. 26, 1999

PACER
12

STIPULATION to extend dates for disclosure of experts (wm) Additional attachment(s) added on 3/17/2005 (ja, ). (Entered: 04/01/1999)

March 31, 1999

March 31, 1999

PACER
13

ORDER by Honorable B. Lynn Winmill granting stipulation to extend dates for disclosure of experts [12-1] (cc: all counsel) (wm) (Entered: 04/21/1999)

April 20, 1999

April 20, 1999

PACER
14

DISCLOSURE OF EXPERT WITNESSES by pla (wm) (Entered: 07/20/1999)

July 19, 1999

July 19, 1999

PACER
15

STIPULATION to dismiss (wm)

Aug. 25, 1999

Aug. 25, 1999

PACER
16

ORDER by Honorable B. Lynn Winmill granting stipulation to dismiss all claims and all damage demands encompassed by pla's complaint which are pertinent to the employment of and failure to rehire Felix Gonzalez with prejudice, all parties to bear their own costs and attorney fees [15-1] (cc: all counsel) (dkh) (Entered: 09/07/1999)

Sept. 2, 1999

Sept. 2, 1999

PACER
17

NOTICE of taking deposition duces tecum of M. Peter Scontrino, PH.D. on 9/17/99 (wm) (Entered: 09/13/1999)

Sept. 10, 1999

Sept. 10, 1999

PACER
18

NOTICE of taking deposition duces tecum of Israel Ramirez on 9/16/99 (wm) (Entered: 09/13/1999)

Sept. 10, 1999

Sept. 10, 1999

PACER
19

NOTICE of taking deposition duces tecum of Earnest F. Harper on 9/22/99 (wm) (Entered: 09/13/1999)

Sept. 10, 1999

Sept. 10, 1999

PACER
20

MOTION by def Amalgamated Sugar Co for summary judgment (dkh) (Entered: 09/27/1999)

Sept. 24, 1999

Sept. 24, 1999

PACER
21

MEMORANDUM by def in support of motion for summary judgment [20-1] (dkh) (Entered: 09/27/1999)

Sept. 24, 1999

Sept. 24, 1999

PACER
22

STATEMENT OF MATERIAL FACTS by def in support of motion for summary judgment [20-1] (dkh) (Entered: 09/27/1999)

Sept. 24, 1999

Sept. 24, 1999

PACER
23

AFFIDAVIT of Cheryl Searle regarding motion for summary judgment [20-1] (dkh) (Entered: 09/27/1999)

Sept. 24, 1999

Sept. 24, 1999

PACER
24

AFFIDAVIT of Michael J McDonagh regarding motion for summary judgment [20-1] (dkh) (Entered: 09/27/1999)

Sept. 24, 1999

Sept. 24, 1999

PACER
25

STIPULATION for protective order (wm)

Oct. 7, 1999

Oct. 7, 1999

PACER
26

RESPONSE by pla to motion for summary judgment [20-1] (wm)

Oct. 12, 1999

Oct. 12, 1999

PACER
27

DECLARATION of Barbara J. Standal re motion response [26-1], in accordian file not scanned in (wm)

Oct. 12, 1999

Oct. 12, 1999

PACER
28

ORDER by Honorable B. Lynn Winmill granting stipulation for protective order [25-1] (cc: all counsel) (wm) (Entered: 10/18/1999)

Oct. 15, 1999

Oct. 15, 1999

PACER
29

PROTECTIVE ORDER by Honorable B. Lynn Winmill : granting stipulation for protective order [25-1] (cc: all counsel) (wm) (Entered: 10/18/1999)

Oct. 15, 1999

Oct. 15, 1999

PACER
30

REPLY by dft to response to motion for summary judgment [20-1] (wm) (Entered: 10/26/1999)

Oct. 25, 1999

Oct. 25, 1999

PACER
31

AFFIDAVIT of Kenneth R. Baumgartner in support of motion for summary judgment [20-1] (wm) (Entered: 10/26/1999)

Oct. 25, 1999

Oct. 25, 1999

PACER
32

SUPPLEMENTAL AFFIDAVIT of Michael J. McDonagh in support of motion for summary judgment [20-1] (wm) (Entered: 10/26/1999)

Oct. 25, 1999

Oct. 25, 1999

PACER
33

SUPPLEMENTAL AFFIDAVIT of Cheryl Searle in support of motion for summary judgment [20-1] (wm) (Entered: 10/26/1999)

Oct. 25, 1999

Oct. 25, 1999

PACER
34

NOTICE of taking deposition duces tecum of Alfonso Baez on 11/3/99 at 1:30 (wm)

Oct. 27, 1999

Oct. 27, 1999

PACER
35

ADDITIONAL DISCLOSURE OF EXPERT WITNESSES by pla (wm)

Oct. 27, 1999

Oct. 27, 1999

PACER
36

NOTICE OF HEARING motion for summary judgment [20-1] set before BLW in 8:00 11/16/99 (cc: all counsel) (wm)

Oct. 28, 1999

Oct. 28, 1999

PACER
38

MEMORANDUM by dft in opposition to plas motion for leave to file supplemental brief (no motion on file) (wm) (Entered: 11/17/1999)

Nov. 12, 1999

Nov. 12, 1999

PACER
37

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING motion for summary judgment [20-1] set before BLW in Cd'A 8:00 12/3/99 (cc: all counsel) (wm) (Entered: 11/17/1999)

Nov. 16, 1999

Nov. 16, 1999

PACER
39

NOTICE OF ATTORNEY SUBSTITUTION: terminating attorney A Luis Lucero for EEOC and substituting attorney Wesley Katahira, Zulema Hinojos-Fall (wm)

Nov. 29, 1999

Nov. 29, 1999

PACER
40

SUPPLEMENTAL RESPONSE by pla re memorandum [38-1] (wm)

Nov. 30, 1999

Nov. 30, 1999

PACER
41

MINUTES OF MOTIONS HEARING - granting plas motion to supplement the briefing (no motion on file) taking under advisement on 12/3/99 the motion for summary judgment [20-1] BLW (wm) (Entered: 12/06/1999)

Dec. 3, 1999

Dec. 3, 1999

PACER
42

REPLY by def to opposition to plas supplemental brief re motion for summary judgment [20-1] (wm) (Entered: 12/22/1999)

Dec. 21, 1999

Dec. 21, 1999

PACER
43

NOTICE OF STATUS CONFERENCE ; Telephonic Status Conference set for 10:00 1/6/00 before LMB in Boise (wm) (Entered: 12/28/1999)

Dec. 27, 1999

Dec. 27, 1999

PACER
44

CONSENT TO PROCEED BEFORE U.S. MAGISTRATE by dft (wm) (Entered: 01/04/2000)

Jan. 3, 2000

Jan. 3, 2000

PACER
45

CONSENT TO PROCEED BEFORE U.S. MAGISTRATE by dft (wm)

Jan. 4, 2000

Jan. 4, 2000

PACER
46

MINUTES OF SCHEDULING CONFERENCE HEARING - ; Jury trial set for 3/13/00 at 9:00 ; Teleconf held 1/6/00 LMB (wm) (Entered: 01/07/2000)

Jan. 6, 2000

Jan. 6, 2000

PACER
49

MEMORANDUM, DECISION, AND ORDER: by Honorable B. Lynn Winmill denying motion for summary judgment [20-1] ; Jury trial set for 3/13/00 at 9:00, cs Case reassigned to Magistrate Larry M. Boyle (cc: all counsel) (wm) (Entered: 01/20/2000)

Jan. 11, 2000

Jan. 11, 2000

PACER
47

CONSENT TO PROCEED BEFORE U.S. MAGISTRATE by plas (wm) (Entered: 01/13/2000)

Jan. 12, 2000

Jan. 12, 2000

PACER
48

SCHEDULING ORDER by Magistrate Larry M. Boyle ; Jury Trial set for 3/13/00 at 9:00 ; Pretrial Conference set for 2/28/00 at 2:00 (cc: all counsel) (wm)

Jan. 14, 2000

Jan. 14, 2000

PACER
50

MOTION by def in limine precluding certain evidence (wm) (Entered: 02/10/2000)

Feb. 9, 2000

Feb. 9, 2000

PACER
51

MOTION by def to exclude certain witnesses (wm) (Entered: 02/10/2000)

Feb. 9, 2000

Feb. 9, 2000

PACER
52

MEMORANDUM by def in support of motion to exclude certain witnesses [51-1], of motion in limine precluding certain evidence [50-1] (wm) (Entered: 02/10/2000)

Feb. 9, 2000

Feb. 9, 2000

PACER
53

AFFIDAVIT of Michael J. McDonagh in support of motion to exclude certain witnesses [51-1] (wm) (Entered: 02/10/2000)

Feb. 9, 2000

Feb. 9, 2000

PACER
54

AFFIDAVIT of Candy W. Dale in support of motion to exclude certain witnesses [51-1] (wm) (Entered: 02/10/2000)

Feb. 9, 2000

Feb. 9, 2000

PACER
55

MINUTES OF STATUS CONFERENCE - ; Jury trial set for 3/13/00 is reset for 4/11/00 at 1:30 ; Pretrial conference set for 2/28/00 is reset for 4/4/00 at 1:30 LMB (wm)

Feb. 10, 2000

Feb. 10, 2000

PACER
56

MINUTES OF STATUS CONFERENCE - granting dfts oral motion to vacate trial [56-1] ; Jury trial reset for 5/1/00 at 9:00 ; Pretrial conference reset for 4/24/00 at 10:00 LMB (wm) (Entered: 02/16/2000)

Feb. 15, 2000

Feb. 15, 2000

PACER
57

AMENDED SCHEDULING ORDER by Magistrate Larry M. Boyle ; Jury Trial set for 5/1/00 at 9:00 ; Pretrial Conference set for 4/24/00 at 10:00 (cc: all counsel) (wm) (Entered: 02/17/2000)

Feb. 16, 2000

Feb. 16, 2000

PACER
58

MOTION by pla in limine to exclude dft expert witness from testifying at trial (wm)

March 14, 2000

March 14, 2000

PACER
59

MEMORANDUM by pla in support of motion in limine to exclude dft expert witness from testifying at trial [58-1] (wm)

March 14, 2000

March 14, 2000

PACER
60

AFFIDAVIT of Barbara J. Standal in support of motion in limine to exclude dft expert witness from testifying at trial [58-1] (wm)

March 14, 2000

March 14, 2000

PACER
61

MOTION by pla for order denying dfts proposed order (wm) (Entered: 03/16/2000)

March 15, 2000

March 15, 2000

PACER
62

MEMORANDUM by pla in support of motion for order denying dfts proposed order [61-1] (wm) (Entered: 03/16/2000)

March 15, 2000

March 15, 2000

PACER
63

AFFIDAVIT of Barbara J. Standal in support of motion for order denying dfts proposed order [61-1] (wm) (Entered: 03/16/2000)

March 15, 2000

March 15, 2000

PACER
64

MEMORANDUM by pla in opposition re: motion in limine precluding certain evidence [50-1] (wm) (Entered: 03/16/2000)

March 15, 2000

March 15, 2000

PACER
65

AFFIDAVIT of Barbara J. Standal in opposition to dfts motion in limine precluding certain evidence [50-1] (wm) (Entered: 03/16/2000)

March 15, 2000

March 15, 2000

PACER
66

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by pla regarding motion to deny proposed order (wm)

March 17, 2000

March 17, 2000

PACER
67

NOTICE OF HEARING ; All Pending Motions Hrg set for 4/24/00 at 10:00 ; Pretrial conference set for 4/24/00 at 10:00 (cc: all counsel) (wm) (Entered: 03/27/2000)

March 24, 2000

March 24, 2000

PACER
68

MEMORANDUM by def Amalgamated Sugar Co in opposition re: motion in limine to exclude dft expert witness from testifying at trial [58-1] (dkh) (Entered: 03/31/2000)

March 30, 2000

March 30, 2000

PACER
69

AFFIDAVIT of Michael J McDonagh regarding motion in limine to exclude dft expert witness from testifying at trial [58-1] (dkh) (Entered: 03/31/2000)

March 30, 2000

March 30, 2000

PACER
70

REPLY by def to response to motion to exclude certain witnesses [51-1], motion in limine precluding certain evidence [50-1] (wm) (Entered: 04/04/2000)

April 3, 2000

April 3, 2000

PACER
71

MOTION by pla in limine re sections from the 1995 EEOC compliance manual (wm) (Entered: 04/20/2000)

April 13, 2000

April 13, 2000

PACER
72

MEMORANDUM by pla in support of motion in limine to exclude prior EEOC no probable cause determinations [71-1] (wm) (Entered: 04/14/2000)

April 13, 2000

April 13, 2000

PACER
73

AFFIDAVIT of Barbara J. Standal in support of motion in limine to exclude prior EEOC no probable cause determinations [71-1] (wm) (Entered: 04/14/2000)

April 13, 2000

April 13, 2000

PACER
74

MEMORANDUM by pla in support of motion in limine to exclude cumulative witnesses [71-2] (wm) (Entered: 04/14/2000)

April 13, 2000

April 13, 2000

PACER
75

AFFIDAVIT of Barbara J. Standal in support of motion in limine to exclude cumulative witnesses [71-2] (wm) (Entered: 04/14/2000)

April 13, 2000

April 13, 2000

PACER
76

MEMORANDUM by pla in support of motion in limine to exclude dfts video and photos [71-3] (wm) (Entered: 04/14/2000)

April 13, 2000

April 13, 2000

PACER
77

AFFIDAVIT of Barbara J. Standal in support of motion in limine to exclude dfts video and photos [71-3] (wm) (Entered: 04/14/2000)

April 13, 2000

April 13, 2000

PACER
78

MEMORANDUM by pla in support of motion in limine to exclude EEOC atty letter to dfts atty [71-4] (wm) (Entered: 04/14/2000)

April 13, 2000

April 13, 2000

PACER
79

AFFIDAVIT of Barbara J. Standal in support of motion in limine to exclude EEOC atty letter to dfts atty [71-4] (wm) (Entered: 04/14/2000)

April 13, 2000

April 13, 2000

PACER
80

PRETRIAL STATEMENT by pla (wm) (Entered: 04/18/2000)

April 17, 2000

April 17, 2000

PACER
92

NOTICE by pla of itemized list of special damages (wm) (Entered: 04/20/2000)

April 17, 2000

April 17, 2000

PACER
81

TRIAL BRIEF by def (wm) (Entered: 04/18/2000)

April 17, 2000

April 17, 2000

PACER
93

WITNESS list by pla (wm) (Entered: 04/20/2000)

April 17, 2000

April 17, 2000

PACER
82

SUPPLEMENTAL REQUESTED JURY INSTRUCTIONS (proposed) by def with proposed special verdict included (wm) (Entered: 04/18/2000)

April 17, 2000

April 17, 2000

PACER
94

TRIAL BRIEF by pla (wm) (Entered: 04/20/2000)

April 17, 2000

April 17, 2000

PACER
83

EXHIBIT AND WITNESS list by def (wm) (Entered: 04/18/2000)

April 17, 2000

April 17, 2000

PACER
95

SPECIAL VERDICT (proposed) for pla (wm) (Entered: 04/20/2000)

April 17, 2000

April 17, 2000

PACER
84

PROPOSED VOIR DIRE by def (wm) (Entered: 04/18/2000)

April 17, 2000

April 17, 2000

PACER
96

PROPOSED VOIR DIRE by pla (wm) (Entered: 04/20/2000)

April 17, 2000

April 17, 2000

PACER
85

EXPERT WITNESS DISCLOSURE AND REPORT by def (wm) (Entered: 04/18/2000)

April 17, 2000

April 17, 2000

PACER
97

JURY INSTRUCTIONS (proposed) by pla (wm) (Entered: 04/20/2000)

April 17, 2000

April 17, 2000

PACER
86

SUBPOENA as to: Ryan Kuehmichel served on 4/12/00 (wm) (Entered: 04/18/2000)

April 17, 2000

April 17, 2000

PACER
87

REPLY by pla to response to motion in limine to exclude dft expert witness from testifying at trial [58-1] (wm) (Entered: 04/20/2000)

April 18, 2000

April 18, 2000

PACER
88

DECLARATION of Wesley Katahira in support of motion reply [87-1] (wm) (Entered: 04/20/2000)

April 18, 2000

April 18, 2000

PACER
89

PRETRIAL STATEMENT by pla (wm) (Entered: 04/20/2000)

April 18, 2000

April 18, 2000

PACER
90

MEMORANDUM by pla in support of motion in limine re sections from the 1995 EEOC compliance manual [71-1] (wm) (Entered: 04/20/2000)

April 18, 2000

April 18, 2000

PACER
91

AFFIDAVIT of Barbara J. Standal regarding motion in limine re sections from the 1995 EEOC compliance manual [71-1] (wm) (Entered: 04/20/2000)

April 18, 2000

April 18, 2000

PACER
98

MOTION by pla in limine to exclude ultimate opinion testimony (wm) (Entered: 04/24/2000)

April 21, 2000

April 21, 2000

PACER
99

MEMORANDUM by pla in support of motion in limine to exclude ultimate opinion testimony [98-1] (wm) (Entered: 04/24/2000)

April 21, 2000

April 21, 2000

PACER
100

AFFIDAVIT of Barbara J. Standal in support of plas motion in limine to exclude ultimate opinion testimony [98-1] (wm) (Entered: 04/24/2000)

April 21, 2000

April 21, 2000

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: Idaho

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 25, 1998

Closing Date: June 28, 2001

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

Amalgamated Sugar Company, Inc. (Nampa, Idaho), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Defendant

Nature of Relief:

None

Source of Relief:

Litigation

None

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Hiring

Discrimination-basis:

National origin discrimination

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

National Origin/Ethnicity:

Indian