Case: EEOC v. VALENTINO LAS VEGAS, LLC

2:04-cv-01357 | U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada

Filed Date: Sept. 30, 2004

Closed Date: March 9, 2009

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Case Summary

In September 2004, the Los Angeles District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against Italian restaurant operators Giorgio Caffe & Ristorante, Valentino Las Vegas, LLC, and Valentino Santa Monica, LLC in the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada, alleging discrimination on the basis of gender, female, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged the defendants subjected the complainants to a sexually hostile work environment, leadi…

In September 2004, the Los Angeles District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against Italian restaurant operators Giorgio Caffe & Ristorante, Valentino Las Vegas, LLC, and Valentino Santa Monica, LLC in the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada, alleging discrimination on the basis of gender, female, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged the defendants subjected the complainants to a sexually hostile work environment, leading to the discharge of some complainants. Following some discovery, a settlement agreement, and the filing of several motions for summary judgment and dismissal by the defendants, the parties settled the lawsuit in October 2005 through a consent decree.

The three-year decree, containing agreements not to discriminate or retaliate, required the defendant to: report on complaints and make other compliance reports, keep records, hire an internal monitor, provide the complainants with a neutral reference, post and distribute notice of employee rights, provide EEO training, provide the EEOC with a list of female employees for a specified number of years, add compliance with EEO policies to managerial performance evaluations, and pay $600,000 to be distributed to at least five employees at the EEOC's sole discretion. Following issuance of the consent decree, the District Court terminated the lawsuit for lack of prosecution in April 2007, but vacated the order and reopened it later that month. The case was finally dismissed for lack of prosecution in March 2009.

Summary Authors

Daisy Manning (5/26/2008)

Rachel Barr (5/4/2018)

People

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Judge(s)

Mahan, James C. (Nevada)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Johnson, Dana C. (California)

Park, Anna Y. (California)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Zucker, Carol (Nevada)

Judge(s)

Mahan, James C. (Nevada)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Johnson, Dana C. (California)

Park, Anna Y. (California)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Zucker, Carol (Nevada)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:04-cv-01357

Docket [PACER]

EEOC v. Valentino Las Vegas, LLC

March 9, 2009

March 9, 2009

Docket
1

2:04-cv-01357

Complaint

EEOC v. Valentino Las Vegas, LLC

Sept. 30, 2004

Sept. 30, 2004

Complaint
28

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Consent Decree

EEOC v. Valentino Las Vegas LLC

Oct. 13, 2005

Oct. 13, 2005

Settlement Agreement

2:04-cv-01357

EEOC Litigation Settlement Report - October 2005

EEOC v. Valentino Las Vegas, LLC

No Court

Oct. 13, 2005

Oct. 13, 2005

Press Release
30

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Dismissal by Court for Want of Prosecution

EEOC v. Valentino Las Vegas, LLC

April 19, 2007

April 19, 2007

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

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Last updated Sept. 3, 2022, 3:01 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT by Plf w/jy dmd. (Entered: 10/07/2004)

Sept. 30, 2004

Sept. 30, 2004

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2

WAIVER OF SERVICE EXECUTED by Plf as to Dfts on 10/28/04. (Entered: 11/30/2004)

Nov. 24, 2004

Nov. 24, 2004

PACER
3

ANSWER TO COMPLAINT by Dft Giorgio. (s) (Entered: 12/28/2004)

Dec. 27, 2004

Dec. 27, 2004

PACER
4

ANSWER TO COMPLAINT by Dft Valentino. (s) (Entered: 12/28/2004)

Dec. 27, 2004

Dec. 27, 2004

PACER
5

ANSWER TO COMPLAINT by Dft Valentino Las Vegas. (s) (Entered: 12/28/2004)

Dec. 27, 2004

Dec. 27, 2004

PACER
6

NOTICE (OTHER) by Clerk that LRL is ENE judge. (cps dist) (Entered: 12/28/2004)

Dec. 28, 2004

Dec. 28, 2004

PACER
8

CERTIFICATE OF INTERESTED PARTIES by Dft Valentino Las Vegas. (s) (Entered: 01/10/2005)

Jan. 4, 2005

Jan. 4, 2005

PACER
9

CERTIFICATE OF INTERESTED PARTIES by Dft Giorgio. (s) (Entered: 01/10/2005)

Jan. 4, 2005

Jan. 4, 2005

PACER
10

CERTIFICATE OF INTERESTED PARTIES by Dft Valentino. (s) (Entered: 01/10/2005)

Jan. 4, 2005

Jan. 4, 2005

PACER
11

STATEMENT by Dft Giorgio. (s) (Entered: 01/10/2005)

Jan. 4, 2005

Jan. 4, 2005

PACER
12

STATEMENT by Dft Valentino Las Vegas. (s) (Entered: 01/10/2005)

Jan. 4, 2005

Jan. 4, 2005

PACER
13

STATEMENT by Dft Valentino. (s) (Entered: 01/10/2005)

Jan. 4, 2005

Jan. 4, 2005

PACER
7

SCHEDULING ORDER that ENE session is sched for 4/8/05 @ 9:30 am. (cps dist) (Entered: 01/05/2005)

Jan. 5, 2005

Jan. 5, 2005

PACER
14

NOTICE OF HEARING Hrng on disc plan/sked ord sked for 3/1/05 @9:15am bfr PAL crtrm 3B. cpys dist. (Entered: 02/18/2005)

Feb. 17, 2005

Feb. 17, 2005

PACER
15

ORDER that atty Dana Johnson may appear telephonically for hrg on 3/1/05 @ 9:15 am. (cps dist) (Entered: 02/24/2005)

Feb. 23, 2005

Feb. 23, 2005

PACER
16

MISCELLANEOUS HEARING Hrg on disc plan/sched order on 3/1/05. Court will enter order. Tape #05-3-36. (cps dist) (Entered: 03/02/2005)

March 1, 2005

March 1, 2005

PACER
17

ORDER that disc ddl is 11/18/05, dispo mtn ddl is 12/20/05, and pto ddl is 1/19/06. (cps dist) (Entered: 03/03/2005)

March 3, 2005

March 3, 2005

PACER
18

ORDER that ENE session is resched for 5/23/05 @ 9:30 am. (cps dist) (Entered: 03/04/2005)

March 4, 2005

March 4, 2005

PACER
19

MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT by Dfts for sum jgm based upon EEOC's failure to conciliate. (s) (FILED SEPARATELY)DISPO: (Entered: 05/23/2005)

May 20, 2005

May 20, 2005

PACER
20

MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT by Dfts for sum jgm re applicable damage cap. (s)DISPO: (Entered: 05/23/2005)

May 20, 2005

May 20, 2005

PACER
21

MOTION TO DISMISS by Dft Valentino Santa Monica. (s)DISPO: (Entered: 05/23/2005)

May 20, 2005

May 20, 2005

PACER
22

ORDER that ENE session was held and settlement was reached. Stip for dism as to Dft Valentino Las Vegas shall be filed by 6/22/05. Parties shall file jnt status rpt by 8/22/05. (cps dist) (Entered: 05/25/2005)

May 25, 2005

May 25, 2005

PACER
23

ORDER ON STIPULATION that parties have until 7/22/05 to file stip for dism. (cps dist) (Entered: 06/22/2005)

June 21, 2005

June 21, 2005

PACER
24

ORDER ON STIPULATION that Dft Valentino Las Vegas is dism w/prej. (cps dist) (Entered: 07/25/2005)

July 22, 2005

July 22, 2005

PACER
25

ORDER ON STIPULATION that parties have until 9/2/05 to file stip for dism as to Dft Valentino Las Vegas. (cps dist) (Entered: 08/23/2005)

Aug. 23, 2005

Aug. 23, 2005

PACER
26

NOTICE (OTHER) by Dfts of consent decree. (s) (PART 1 OF 2) (Entered: 09/21/2005)

Sept. 19, 2005

Sept. 19, 2005

PACER
27

ORDER ON STIPULATION Consent Decree. (cps dist) (PART 2 OF 2) (Entered: 10/19/2005)

Oct. 13, 2005

Oct. 13, 2005

PACER
28

ORDER re Miscellaneous Document filed by Giorgio Caffe & Ristorante,, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission,, Valentino Las Vegas, LLC,. Signed by Judge James C. Mahan on 10/12/05. (MAJ, ) (Entered: 12/20/2005)

Dec. 20, 2005

Dec. 20, 2005

PACER
29

NOTICE of Consent Decree, by Plaintiff U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (AXM, ) (Entered: 12/23/2005)

Dec. 21, 2005

Dec. 21, 2005

PACER
30

ORDER DISMISSING CASE for Want of Prosecution. Signed by Judge James C. Mahan on 4/19/07. (AAB) (Entered: 04/20/2007)

April 19, 2007

April 19, 2007

PACER
31

MINUTE ORDER IN CHAMBERS of the Honorable James C. Mahan, U.S. District Judge, on 4/23/2007. By Deputy Clerk: David Oakes. RE: 30 Order Dismissing Case is VACATED, case is REOPENED. LR 41-1 dismissal deadline set for 5/23/2007.(no image attached) (DXO) (Entered: 04/23/2007)

April 23, 2007

April 23, 2007

PACER
32

ORDER dismissing action without prejudice for want of prosecution. (LR 41-1) Signed by Judge James C. Mahan. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - AXM) (Entered: 03/09/2009)

March 9, 2009

March 9, 2009

RECAP

Case Details

State / Territory: Nevada

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 30, 2004

Closing Date: March 9, 2009

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

Valentino Santa Monica, LLC (Las Vegas, Nevada), Private Entity/Person

Valentino Las Vegas, LLC (Las Vegas, Nevada), Private Entity/Person

Giorgio Caffe & Ristorante (Las Vegas, Nevada), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

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: 600000

Order Duration: 2005 - 2008

Content of Injunction:

Recordkeeping

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Neutral/Positive Reference

Discrimination Prohibition

Retaliation Prohibition

Provide antidiscrimination training

Implement complaint/dispute resolution process

Reporting

Monitor/Master

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Pattern or Practice

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits