Case: EEOC v. TECHNICOLOR d/b/a "Video Services"

2:01-cv-06791 | U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

Filed Date: Aug. 7, 2001

Closed Date: Aug. 21, 2002

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Case Summary

In August 2001 the Los Angeles district office of the EEOC brought this suit against Technicolor, Inc. d/b/a Video Services in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. The defendant is a supplier and distributor of DVDs, CDs, and video cassettes. The complaint is unavailable, but documents indicate that the EEOC sued on behalf of a class of women who alleged they were subjected to sexual harassment and to retaliation in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Four complainants intervened in the suit in September 2001.

The case was settled by the entry of a consent decree in August 2002. The decree awarded $875,000.00 in monetary relief to 18 female employees. Additionally, the decree required the defendant to provide EEO training to its employees, distribute its anti-discrimination policy, post notice at its facilities, and report to the EEOC on a semi-annual basis.

Summary Authors

Kevin Wilemon (10/24/2007)

People


Judge(s)

Zarefsky, Ralph (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Park, Anna Y. (California)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Krischer, Joel E. (California)

Other Attorney(s)

Active

Judge(s)

Zarefsky, Ralph (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Park, Anna Y. (California)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Krischer, Joel E. (California)

Other Attorney(s)

Vierra, Debora S. (California)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:01-cv-06791

Docket [PACER]

EEOC v. Technicolor, Inc.

Aug. 21, 2002

Aug. 21, 2002

Docket
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Order Granting Defendants' Motion to Compel

EEOC v. Technicolor, Inc.

April 30, 2002

April 30, 2002

Order/Opinion

2:01-cv-06791

EEOC and Technicolor Videocassette Settle Sex Bias and Retaliation Lawsuit for $875,000

EEOC v. Technicolor, Inc.

No Court

Aug. 14, 2002

Aug. 14, 2002

Press Release
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Consent Decree

EEOC v. Technicolor, Inc.

Aug. 21, 2002

Aug. 21, 2002

Settlement Agreement
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Stipulation and Request for Dismissal of Technicolor, Inc. with Prejudice, and Order Thereon

EEOC v. Technicolor, Inc.

Aug. 21, 2002

Aug. 21, 2002

Order/Opinion

2:01-cv-06791

FY 2002 Office of General Counsel Annual Report

EEOC v. Technicolor, Inc.

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Dec. 31, 2002

Dec. 31, 2002

Press Release

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 13, 2022, 3:08 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT filed Summons(es) issued referred to Discovery Ralph Zarefsky (jag) (Entered: 08/09/2001)

Aug. 7, 2001

Aug. 7, 2001

2

CERTIFICATION OF INTERESTED PARTIES filed by plaintiff US EEOC (jag) (Entered: 08/09/2001)

Aug. 7, 2001

Aug. 7, 2001

3

NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION by Maria Richardson, Martha Monreal, Silvia Hernandez and Rosa Cruz to intervene motion hearing set for 9:30 10/1/01. Lodged proposed complaint in interven (bp) Modified on 09/07/2001 (Entered: 09/07/2001)

Sept. 4, 2001

Sept. 4, 2001

4

WAIVER OF SERVICE of SUMMONS by defendant Technicolor Inc sent by plf on 8/8/01, signed by Joel e. Krischer on 9/5/01. (bp) (Entered: 09/10/2001)

Sept. 5, 2001

Sept. 5, 2001

5

NOTICE OF INTERESTED PARTIES filed by defendant Technicolor Inc (bp) (Entered: 09/10/2001)

Sept. 5, 2001

Sept. 5, 2001

7

ORDER regarding rule 26(f) conference and joint report by Judge Gary A. Feess scheduling conference is set for 1:30 11/19/01 (see document for details) (bp) (Entered: 09/18/2001)

Sept. 15, 2001

Sept. 15, 2001

9

Statement of non-opposition by defendant Technicolor Inc to motion to intervene [3-1] (bp) (Entered: 09/20/2001)

Sept. 17, 2001

Sept. 17, 2001

10

Statement of Non-opposition by plaintiff US EEOC to motion to intervene [3-1] (bp) (Entered: 09/20/2001)

Sept. 17, 2001

Sept. 17, 2001

8

AMENDED PROOF OF SERVICE by defendant Technicolor Inc on 9/19/01 of Statement of non-opposition of motion for permission to file cmp in intervention. (jp) (Entered: 09/20/2001)

Sept. 19, 2001

Sept. 19, 2001

11

MINUTES: GRANTING motion to file a cmp Intervention [3-1] Judge Gary A. Feess CR: None Present (P Send) (pj) (Entered: 09/24/2001)

Sept. 20, 2001

Sept. 20, 2001

12

INTERVENOR'S COMPLAINT by intervenor plaintiffs; summons not issued; jury demand (pc) (Entered: 10/02/2001)

Sept. 24, 2001

Sept. 24, 2001

13

Defendant's Initial Disclosures (bp) (Entered: 10/09/2001)

Oct. 5, 2001

Oct. 5, 2001

14

ANSWER filed by defendant Technicolor Inc to complaint in invervention [12-1] (bp) (Entered: 10/16/2001)

Oct. 15, 2001

Oct. 15, 2001

15

JOINT REPORT OF EARLY MEETING OF COUNSEL RULE 26 filed; est length of trial 12 days (jp) (Entered: 10/17/2001)

Oct. 16, 2001

Oct. 16, 2001

16

JOINT SCHEDULING CONFERENCE REPORT PURS TO RULE 26(f) [LR 26-1 & FRCP 26(f)] filed; est length of trial 20 days (jp) (Entered: 11/14/2001)

Nov. 13, 2001

Nov. 13, 2001

17

MINUTES before Judge Gary A. Feess: Scheduling conference held. Crt will provide cnsl w/a written Scheduling & Case Management Order w/dates. CR: Lisa Gonzalez (Send) (jp) (Entered: 11/20/2001)

Nov. 19, 2001

Nov. 19, 2001

18

SCHEDULING AND CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER by Judge Gary A. Feess jury trial set on 8:30 10/29/02; Hearing on Mot in Limine, Hearing on disputed jury Instructions set for 10/21/02; Pretrial Conference set for 2:30 9/23/02; Lodge pretrial Conf. Ord set for 9/9/02; Last date to conduct settlement conference 8/30/02; last day for hearing motions set on 9:30 8/19/02; discovery cut-off on 8/2/02; Rule 26(e)(1) Supplementation 7/1/02; Last to Amend Pleadings or Add Parties 2/28/02 ; Because this Ord in some respects modifies the applicable Local Rule of Civil Procedure, cnsl are advised to read it carefully to avoid default on the obligations established herein. Cnsl are advised to pay particular attention to the req of the Crt in respect to the filing of mots for summary judgment and docs to be submitted at the pre-trial conference and trial (SEND) (pc) Modified on 11/21/2001 (Entered: 11/21/2001)

Nov. 19, 2001

Nov. 19, 2001

19

NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION by plaintiff US EEOC for leave to amend complaint ; motion hearing set for 9:30 3/25/02 (bp) (Entered: 03/01/2002)

Feb. 28, 2002

Feb. 28, 2002

20

DECLARATION of Gregory L. McClinton by plaintiff US EEOC in support of motion for leave to amend complaint [19-1] (bp) (Entered: 03/01/2002)

Feb. 28, 2002

Feb. 28, 2002

21

OPPOSITION by defendant Technicolor Inc to motion for leave to amend complaint [19-1] (bp) (Entered: 03/12/2002)

March 12, 2002

March 12, 2002

23

DECLARATION of Cory S. Hartsfield by defendant Technicolor Inc in support of opposition to motion for leave to amend complaint [19-1] (bp) (Entered: 03/12/2002)

March 12, 2002

March 12, 2002

24

DECLARATION of Sheryl Skibbe by defendant Technicolor Inc in support of opposition to motion for leave to amend complaint [19-1] (bp) (Entered: 03/12/2002)

March 12, 2002

March 12, 2002

25

REPLY by plaintiff US EEOC to defendant's opposition to motion for leave to amend complaint [19-1] (bp) (Entered: 03/19/2002)

March 18, 2002

March 18, 2002

26

DECLARATION of Gregory L. McClinton by plaintiff US EEOC in reply to opposition to motion for leave to amend complaint [19-1] (bp) (Entered: 03/19/2002)

March 18, 2002

March 18, 2002

27

MINUTES: The court grants plaintiff's motion for leave to amend complaint [19-1]. Plaintiff is Ordered to file and serve the first amended complaint no later than Friday, April 5, 2002 by Judge Gary A. Feess CR: N/A (bp) (Entered: 03/21/2002)

March 19, 2002

March 19, 2002

28

FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT [12-1] by plaintiff US EEOC; adding Technicolor Videocas; jury demand. Summons not issued (bp) (Entered: 03/27/2002)

March 26, 2002

March 26, 2002

29

NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION by defendant Technicolor Inc to compel production of documents motion hearing set for 10:00 4/22/02 (bp) (Entered: 03/27/2002)

March 26, 2002

March 26, 2002

30

DECLARATION of Cory S. Hartsfield by defendant Technicolor Inc in support of motion to compel production of documents [29-1] (bp) (Entered: 03/27/2002)

March 26, 2002

March 26, 2002

31

DECLARATION of Elizabeth Esparza-Cervantes by plaintiff US EEOC in support of contentions to joint stipulation re motion to compel production of documents [29-1] (bp) (Entered: 03/27/2002)

March 26, 2002

March 26, 2002

32

DECLARATION of Gregory L. McClinton by plaintiff US EEOC in support of motion to compel production of documents [29-1] (bp) (Entered: 03/27/2002)

March 26, 2002

March 26, 2002

33

DECLARATION of Sheryl L. Skibbe by defendant Technicolor Inc in support of joint stipulation re motion to compel production of documents [29-1] (bp) (Entered: 03/27/2002)

March 26, 2002

March 26, 2002

34

AMENDED notice of motion re: defendant Technicolor Videocassette's motion to compel production of documents by defendant Technicolor Inc to [29-1] (bp) (Entered: 03/27/2002)

March 26, 2002

March 26, 2002

35

ANSWER filed by defendants' Technicolor Inc, and Technicolor Videocas to first amended complaint [28-1] (bp) (Entered: 04/05/2002)

April 4, 2002

April 4, 2002

36

NOTICE OF INTERESTED PARTIES filed by defendants' Technicolor Inc, and Technicolor Videocas (bp) (Entered: 04/05/2002)

April 4, 2002

April 4, 2002

37

PROOF OF SERVICE by plaintiff US EEOC on 4/11/02 of Ntc of ntc of mot & mot to compel; Decl of Elizabeth Esparza-Cervantes; Joint stip re plf's mot to compel; Decls of Sheryl L. Skibbe, Lynda Thomas (jp) (Entered: 04/15/2002)

April 11, 2002

April 11, 2002

38

NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION by plaintiff US EEOC to compel dft Technicolor Videocassette Inc to respond to plf's 1st request for inspection & copying of docs & tangible things & plf's interrog to dft (Set one) ; motion hearing set for 10:00 5/6/02; Lodged Propsd Ord (jp) (Entered: 04/15/2002)

April 11, 2002

April 11, 2002

40

JOINT STIPULATION RE PLAINTIFF EEOC'S motion to compel dft Technicolor Videocassette Inc to respond to plf's 1st request for inspection & copying of docs & tangible things & plf's interrog to dft (Set one) [38-1] (jp) (Entered: 04/15/2002)

April 11, 2002

April 11, 2002

41

DECLARATION of SHERYL L. SKIBBE by defendant Technicolor Inc in opposition to EEOC'S motion to compel production of documents [29-1] (jp) (Entered: 04/15/2002)

April 11, 2002

April 11, 2002

42

DECLARATION of LYNDA THOMAS by defendant Technicolor Inc in suppt of dft's opposition to plf's motion to compel discovery [38-1] (jp) (Entered: 04/15/2002)

April 11, 2002

April 11, 2002

44

NOTICE OF DISCREPANCY AND ORDER by Judge Gary A. Feess ordering Stip/Order to A/C, 1st A/C in Intervention received on 04/11/02 is not to be fld but instead rejected; Denial based on: 1st A/C in intervention was not signed by Deborah S. Vierra, atty for Intervenors (jp) (Entered: 04/17/2002)

April 12, 2002

April 12, 2002

43

SUPPLEMENTAL MEMORANDUM by defendant Technicolor Inc in suppt of motion to compel production of documents by plf EEOC (Re: Deliberative Process Privilge) [29-1] (nhac) (Entered: 04/16/2002)

April 15, 2002

April 15, 2002

45

SUPPLEMENTAL MEMORANDUM OF LAW by plaintiff US EEOC in suppt of plf EEOC'S opposition to dft's motion to compel production of documents by EEOC (Re: Deliberative process privilege) [29-1] (jp) (Entered: 04/17/2002)

April 15, 2002

April 15, 2002

46

NOTICE OF ERRATA by defendants Technicolor Videocas, Technicolor Inc re the table in its Joint Stip re motion to compel production of docs (Joint Sitp) [40-1], and Suppl Memo in suppt of mot to compel [45-1] (jp) (Entered: 04/19/2002)

April 17, 2002

April 17, 2002

47

SUPPLEMENTAL DECLARATION of Elizabeth Esparza-Cervantes by plaintiff US EEOC in support of motion to compel dft Technicolor Videocassette Inc to respond to plf's 1st request for inspection & copying of docs & tangible things & plf's interrog to dft (Set one) [38-1] (bp) (Entered: 04/23/2002)

April 22, 2002

April 22, 2002

48

SUPPLEMENTAL MEMORANDUM of law by plaintiff US EEOC in support of motion to compel dft Technicolor Videocassette Inc to respond to 1st request for inspection & copying of docs & tangible things & plf's interrog to dft (Set one) [38-1] (bp) (Entered: 04/23/2002)

April 22, 2002

April 22, 2002

49

STIPULATION and ORDER that plaintiffs in intervention may amend their complaint in intervention to include Technicolor Videocassette, as a defendant by Judge Gary A. Feess (bp) (Entered: 04/26/2002)

April 25, 2002

April 25, 2002

50

INTERVENOR'S COMPLAINT by intervenor plaintiff Maria Richardson, intervenor plaintiff Martha Monreal, intervenor plaintiff Silvia Hernandez -, intervenor plaintiff Rosa Cruz ; summons not issued (bp) (Entered: 04/26/2002)

April 25, 2002

April 25, 2002

51

SUPPLEMENTAL DOCUMENTS by plaintiff US EEOC supporting motion to compel dft Technicolor Videocassette Inc to respond to plf's 1st request for inspection & copying of docs & tangible things & plf's interrog to dft (Set one) [38-1] (pc) (Entered: 04/30/2002)

April 26, 2002

April 26, 2002

52

ORDER by Judge Gary A. Feess. The court Grants the motion to compel production of documents [29-1]. Plaintiff shall submit for inspection and copying the documents listed on its privilege log as log Nos. 4,6,21,26,27,28,29,32,34, and 52-61. (bp) (Entered: 05/01/2002)

April 30, 2002

April 30, 2002

54

MINUTES: GRANT in part DENY in part motion to compel dft Technicolor Videocassette Inc to respond to plf's 1st request for inspection & copying of docs & tangible things & plf's interrog to dft (Set one) [38-1] by Discovery Ralph Zarefsky CR: cv02-16 (bp) (Entered: 05/09/2002)

May 6, 2002

May 6, 2002

55

ANSWER filed by defendant Technicolor Inc, defendant Technicolor Videocas to first amended complaint-in-intervention [50-1] (bp) (Entered: 05/09/2002)

May 8, 2002

May 8, 2002

56

OBJECTIONS filed by plaintiff US EEOC to, and motion to set aside, Magistrate Judge's order compelling production of documens [52-1] (bp) (Entered: 05/16/2002)

May 15, 2002

May 15, 2002

57

NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION by plaintiff US EEOC to set aside Magistrate Judge's order compelling production of documents motion hearing set for 9:30 6/10/02 (bp) (Entered: 05/16/2002)

May 15, 2002

May 15, 2002

58

DECLARATION of Elizabeth Esparza-Cervantes by plaintiff US EEOC in support of motion to set aside Magistrate Judge's order compelling production of documents [57-1] (bp) (Entered: 05/16/2002)

May 15, 2002

May 15, 2002

59

OPPOSITION TO PLF EEOC'S OBJECTION TO, AND MOTION by defendants Technicolor Videocasette, Technicolor Inc to set aside Magistrate Judge's order compelling production of documents ; motion hearing set for 9:30 6/10/02 (jp) (Entered: 05/29/2002)

May 28, 2002

May 28, 2002

60

DECLARATION of CORY S. HARTSFIELD by defendants Technicolor Videocassette, Technicolor Inc in suppt of TVI's opposition to plf EEOC'S objections to, and motion to set aside Magistrate Judge's order compelling production of documents [59-1] (jp) (Entered: 05/29/2002)

May 28, 2002

May 28, 2002

61

MINUTES: Plaintiff's motion to set aside Magistrate Judge's order compelling production of documents is vacated [59-1]. This case has been transferred to newly appointed Judge John F. Walter pursuant to general rule 244. The parties are ordered to submit a joint statement and a request to re-calendar the motion to Judge Walter by June 10, 2002 by Judge Gary A. Feess CR: N/A (bp) (Entered: 05/30/2002)

May 29, 2002

May 29, 2002

62

ORDER OF THE CHIEF JUDGE # 02-029 approved by Judge Consuelo B. Marshall Pursuant to the recommended procedure adopted by the Court for the creation of the calendar of Judge John F. Walter , this case is transferred from the calendar of Judge Gary A. Feess to the calendar of Judge John F. Walter for all further proceedings. The new case number will now read as CV 01-6791 JFW (RZx) (cc: all counsel) (rn) (Entered: 06/12/2002)

June 7, 2002

June 7, 2002

63

STIPULATION and ORDER that the date for expert disclosure be continued from May 24, 2002 to July 22, 2002 and that expert discovery be extended to August 16, 2002 by Judge John F. Walter (bp) (Entered: 06/13/2002)

June 13, 2002

June 13, 2002

65

NOTICE OF SETTLEMENT filed by plaintiff US EEOC (yc) (Entered: 06/20/2002)

June 20, 2002

June 20, 2002

66

ORDER by Judge John F. Walter; That this actn be and hereby dism w/out prej. The crt to retain jurisdiction for a period of 30 days to enforce the terms of the settlement. terminating case (MD JS-6) (yc) (Entered: 07/01/2002)

June 26, 2002

June 26, 2002

67

Joint Request for ext of time to submit consent decree & ORDER by Judge John F. Walter. The crt hereby modifies its ord of 6/26/02 & exts jurisdiction until 8/23/02. (ENT 7/26/02), mld ntcs. (twdb) (Entered: 07/26/2002)

July 25, 2002

July 25, 2002

68

STIPULATION and ORDER by Judge John F. Walter That plf in interventin hereby voluntarily dism w/prej dft Technicolor Videocassette Inc, form this lawsuit with each party to bear its own atty;s fees and costs. (yc) (Entered: 08/22/2002)

Aug. 21, 2002

Aug. 21, 2002

69

STIPULATION and ORDER by Judge John F. Walter; Plf and plfs-in-interventin hereby voluntarily dism w/prej dft Technicolor, from this lawsuit w/each party to bear its own attys fees and costs. This voluntary dism does not impact the consent decree entered into by and between the EEOC and TVI. (yc) (Entered: 08/22/2002)

Aug. 21, 2002

Aug. 21, 2002

70

CONSENT DECREE by Judge John F. Walter Monetary Relief. TVI has agreed to pay a total of $875.00 in settlement of all monetary clms of the EEOC. (see document for further consent) (cc: all counsel) (yc) (Entered: 08/22/2002)

Aug. 21, 2002

Aug. 21, 2002

Case Details

State / Territory: California

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Key Dates

Filing Date: Aug. 7, 2001

Closing Date: Aug. 21, 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: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Technicolor Videocassette, 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

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: 875000

Order Duration: 2002 - 2004

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Retaliation Prohibition

Recordkeeping

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Monitoring

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Demotion

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Discipline

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Pay / Benefits

Discrimination-basis:

National origin discrimination

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit

National Origin/Ethnicity:

Indian