Case: EEOC v. Harris Farms, Inc.

1:02-cv-06199 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California

Filed Date: Sept. 30, 2002

Closed Date: 2008

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Case Summary

On September 30, 2002, the San Francisco District Office and San Jose Office of the EEOC filed suit against the integrated farming business Harris Farms Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California alleging discrimination on the basis of gender, female, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. On September 29, 2003, the farm worker subject to harassment joined the suit as an intervenor plaintiff. Represented by private counsel, the plaintiff, asserted…

On September 30, 2002, the San Francisco District Office and San Jose Office of the EEOC filed suit against the integrated farming business Harris Farms Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California alleging discrimination on the basis of gender, female, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. On September 29, 2003, the farm worker subject to harassment joined the suit as an intervenor plaintiff. Represented by private counsel, the plaintiff, asserted five claims: (1) supervisor hostile-environment from 1993 to 1999; (2) co-worker hostile-environment in 2001; (3) retaliation in response to a complaint filed in 1999; (4) retaliation in response to a complaint filed in 2001; and (5) a constructive discharge claim.

Following discovery, the case was tried before a jury in November 2004, with District Judge Anthony W. Ishii presiding, and concluded in January 2005 with a verdict in favor of the plaintiff, who was awarded $ 994,000 encapsulating lost wages, future economic loss, non-economic damages, and punitive damages.

Plaintiff EEOC moved to include equitable relief in the judgement, and on September 30, 2005, and the Judge Ishii awarded relief, which enjoined the defendant and their agents from retaliation against employees that testified in the matter, mandated additional sexual harassment prevention and deterrence training, mandated record keeping of sexual harassment complaints, equal employment opportunity for employees, and posting a notice of employment rights. Defendant was required to bear the cost of these measures.

The defendants appealed the decision to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit for: (1) failing to dismiss the plaintiff’s request to intervene; (2) denying motion for a new trial as a matter of law over admissibility of witness testimony; and (3) the sufficiency of the evidence required for the punitive damage award. The complaining party appealed the decision shortly afterwards regarding denied attorney fees. The parties argued the matter in front of Circuit Judge Procter Ralph Hug, Pamela Ann Rymer, and Johnnie Blakeney Rawlinson on March 11, 2008. On April 17, the circuit court affirmed the district court’s decisions regarding the defendants three counts and finding in favor of the plaintiff regarding assignment of attorney’s fees. 274 F. App'x 511. The question of fees was referred to the mediation unit, where it was resolved by October 29, 2008.

The matter was closed following the satisfaction of the judgement, costs, and attorneys’ fees on December 2, 2008.

Summary Authors

Kevin Wilemon (4/28/2008)

Edward Cullen (11/1/2018)

People

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Judge(s)

Ishii, Anthony W. (California)

O'Neill, Lawrence Joseph (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bryant, Shelley G. (California)

Hernandez, Evangelina Patricia (California)

Offen-Brown, David F. (California)

Ordonio-Dixon, Linda Susan (California)

Rosas, Lucila G. (Arizona)

Sloan, Barbara L. (District of Columbia)

Smith, William J. (California)

Tamayo, William Robert (California)

Judge(s)

Ishii, Anthony W. (California)

O'Neill, Lawrence Joseph (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bryant, Shelley G. (California)

Hernandez, Evangelina Patricia (California)

Offen-Brown, David F. (California)

Ordonio-Dixon, Linda Susan (California)

Rosas, Lucila G. (Arizona)

Sloan, Barbara L. (District of Columbia)

Smith, William J. (California)

Tamayo, William Robert (California)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Alaniz, Richard D. (Texas)

Barron, David L. (Texas)

Baxter, Todd W. (California)

Carruth, Lowell T. (California)

Farris, Cary A. (Texas)

Reddie, Scott M. (California)

Other Attorney(s)

Pearl, Richard M (California)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

05-16945

Docket

EEOC v. Harris Farms Inc.

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Oct. 29, 2008

Oct. 29, 2008

Docket

1:02-cv-06199

Docket (PACER)

Equal Employment v. Harris Farms Inc.

Aug. 20, 2010

Aug. 20, 2010

Docket
57

1:02-cv-06199

Order on Plaintiff's Motion to Compel Defendnat's F.R.Civ.P. 30(b)(6) Deposition

July 12, 2004

July 12, 2004

Order/Opinion
97

1:02-cv-06199

Order on Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment

EEOC, et al. v. Harris Farms, Inc.

Oct. 19, 2004

Oct. 19, 2004

Order/Opinion

1:02-cv-06199

Jury Orders Harris Farms to Pay $994,000 in Sexual Harassment Suit by EEOC

No Court

Jan. 21, 2005

Jan. 21, 2005

Press Release
211

1:02-cv-06199

Special Verdict Phase II

EEOC, et al. v. Harris Farms, Inc.

Jan. 24, 2005

Jan. 24, 2005

Other
210

1:02-cv-06199

Special Verdict (1)

EEOC, et al. v. Harris Farms, Inc.

Jan. 24, 2005

Jan. 24, 2005

Other
212

1:02-cv-06199

Judgment in a Civil Case

Jan. 25, 2005

Jan. 25, 2005

Order/Opinion
296

1:02-cv-06199

Order on Plaintiff's Motion to Amend Judgment to Include Equitable Relief and Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law

Equal Employment v. Harris Farms Inc

Sept. 30, 2005

Sept. 30, 2005

Order/Opinion
52

05-16945

Memorandum

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Harris Farms Inc.

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

April 17, 2008

April 17, 2008

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/5683572/equal-employment-v-harris-farms-inc/

Last updated Jan. 18, 2023, 3:10 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT for employment discrimination; jury demand, fee status waived, assigned to Judge Anthony W. Ishii referred to Magistrate Judge Lawrence J. O'Neill (mm) (Entered: 10/01/2002)

Sept. 30, 2002

Sept. 30, 2002

2

STANDING ORDER by Magistrate Judge Lawrence J. O'Neill informing the parties on the procedure to follow in pursuing this action (mm) (Entered: 10/01/2002)

Sept. 30, 2002

Sept. 30, 2002

3

ORDER setting scheduling conference for 9:00 1/29/03 before Magistrate Judge Lawrence J. O'Neill (mm) (Entered: 10/01/2002)

Sept. 30, 2002

Sept. 30, 2002

4

ANSWER by defendant Harris Farms Inc to complaint [1−1]; jury demand (tel) (Entered: 12/16/2002)

Dec. 13, 2002

Dec. 13, 2002

5

RECEIPT of $80.00 Pro Hac Vice fee by defendant Harris Farms Inc for David L Barron Receipt # 101 2352 (tel) (Entered: 12/19/2002)

Dec. 18, 2002

Dec. 18, 2002

6

RECEIPT of $80.00 Pro Hac Vice Fee by defendant Harris Farms Inc for Richard D Alaniz Receipt # 101 2351 (tel) (Entered: 12/19/2002)

Dec. 18, 2002

Dec. 18, 2002

LODGED Motion for David L Barron to be admitted Pro Hac Vice by defendant Harris Farms Inc (tel) (Entered: 12/19/2002)

Dec. 18, 2002

Dec. 18, 2002

LODGED Motion for Richard D Alaniz to be admitted Pro Hac Vice by defendant Harris Farms Inc (tel) (Entered: 12/19/2002)

Dec. 18, 2002

Dec. 18, 2002

7

ORDER by Judge Anthony W. Ishii ORDERING lodged [0−0] GRANTED attorney David L Barron allowed to appear pro hac vice for defendant Harris Farms, Inc. (cc: all counsel) (tel) (Entered: 12/20/2002)

Dec. 19, 2002

Dec. 19, 2002

8

ORDER by Judge Anthony W. Ishii ORDERING lodged [0−0] GRANTED attorney Richard D Alaniz allowed to appear pro hac vice for defendant Harris Farms Inc (cc: all counsel) (tel) (Entered: 12/20/2002)

Dec. 19, 2002

Dec. 19, 2002

9

JOINT SCHEDULING REPORT by both parties (jh) (Entered: 01/22/2003)

Jan. 21, 2003

Jan. 21, 2003

10

SCHEDULING CONFERENCE ORDER Magistrate Judge Lawrence J. O'Neill; expert disclosure 11/21/03; suppl disclosure 12/5/03; non−expert discovery; 1/9/9/04; expert discovery ddl 2/6/04; pretrial motion ddl 2/20/04, pretrial hrg ddl 3/19/04; settlement conf 1:30 2/6/04 before Magistrate Best; pretrial conf 8:30 4/7/04 before Judge Ishii ctrm 3; Jury Trial 10:00 5/18/04 before Judge Ishii ctrm 3; (cc: all counsel) (hl) (Entered: 01/30/2003)

Jan. 29, 2003

Jan. 29, 2003

LODGED Stipulation by plaintiff Equal Employment, defendant Harris Farms Inc (rcf) (Entered: 06/10/2003)

June 9, 2003

June 9, 2003

12

STIPULATION AND ORDER by Judge Anthony W. Ishii ORDERING Stipulation [0−0] GRANTED (cc: all counsel) (rcf) (Entered: 06/11/2003)

June 11, 2003

June 11, 2003

13

COURT NOTICE: from I Lira settlement conference reassigned to 1:30 2/6/04 before LJO (cc: all counsel) (sr) (Entered: 08/21/2003)

Aug. 20, 2003

Aug. 20, 2003

14

MOTION for leave to intervene by Intervenor/applicant Olivia Tamayo Motion Hearing Set for 10/31/03 8:30 ctrm 6 (hl) (Entered: 09/29/2003)

Sept. 29, 2003

Sept. 29, 2003

15

MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES in SUPPORT of motion for leave to intervene by Intervenor/applicant Olivia Tamayo [14−1] (hl) (Entered: 09/29/2003)

Sept. 29, 2003

Sept. 29, 2003

16

DECLARATION of William J Smith in support of motion for leave to intervene [14−1] (hl) (Entered: 09/29/2003)

Sept. 29, 2003

Sept. 29, 2003

LODGED order granting leave to intervene (hl) (Entered: 09/29/2003)

Sept. 29, 2003

Sept. 29, 2003

LODGED proposed complaint in intervention by applicant/intervenor Olivia Tamayo (hl) (Entered: 09/29/2003)

Sept. 29, 2003

Sept. 29, 2003

LODGED Document: order granting leave to intervene lodged on 9/29/03 (NOT TO BE SIGNED PER JUDGE), lodged on 9/29/03 TO BE SIGNED PER JUDGE) (hl) (Entered: 10/03/2003)

Oct. 2, 2003

Oct. 2, 2003

17

RESPONSE by plaintiff Equal Employment to motion for leave to intervene by Intervenor/applicant Olivia Tamayo [14−1] (rcf) (Entered: 10/08/2003)

Oct. 7, 2003

Oct. 7, 2003

18

RECEIPT of $80.00 for pro hac vice application as to attorney Cary A Farris for defendant Harris Farms Inc by McCormick Barstow Sheppard & Wayte Receipt # 198284 (rab) (Entered: 10/14/2003)

Oct. 10, 2003

Oct. 10, 2003

LODGED motion for pro hac vice by defendant Harris Farms Inc as to attorney Cary A Farris (rab) (Entered: 10/14/2003)

Oct. 10, 2003

Oct. 10, 2003

19

ORDER by Judge Anthony W. Ishii ORDERING motion for pro hac vice GRANTED attorney Cary A Farris allowed to appear pro hac vice for defendant Harris Farms Inc (cc: all counsel) (rab) (Entered: 10/15/2003)

Oct. 14, 2003

Oct. 14, 2003

20

RESPONSE IN OPPOSITION by defendant Harris Farms Inc to motion for leave to intervene by Intervenor/applicant Olivia Tamayo [14−1] (rab) (Entered: 10/16/2003)

Oct. 15, 2003

Oct. 15, 2003

21

DECLARATION of Joseph R Becerra in suppport of opposition to motion for leave to intervene [20−1] (rab) (Entered: 10/16/2003)

Oct. 15, 2003

Oct. 15, 2003

22

NOTICE by William Smith of the continuance of Ms Tamayo's hearing on motion for leave to intervene by Intervenor/applicant Olivia Tamayo [14−1] HEARING CONTINUED to 8:30 11/21/03, dept 6 (mm) (Entered: 10/30/2003)

Oct. 29, 2003

Oct. 29, 2003

23

NOTICE by plaintiff Equal Employment of change of address to US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 345 Spear Street, Suite 500, San Francisco, CA 94105−1687 (rab) (Entered: 11/04/2003)

Nov. 3, 2003

Nov. 3, 2003

24

NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION to extend case deadlines by plaintiff Equal Employment Motion Hearing Set for 8:30 11/14/03 before Judge O'Neill ctrm 6 (rab) (Entered: 11/06/2003)

Nov. 5, 2003

Nov. 5, 2003

25

MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES by plaintiff Equal Employment in SUPPORT of motion to extend case deadlines by plaintiff Equal Employment [24−1] (rab) (Entered: 11/06/2003)

Nov. 5, 2003

Nov. 5, 2003

27

APPLICATION by plaintiff Equal Employment for Order shortening time to hear pltf's motion to extend dealines (rab) (Entered: 11/06/2003)

Nov. 5, 2003

Nov. 5, 2003

LODGED Order shortening time by plaintiff Equal Employment (rab) (Entered: 11/06/2003)

Nov. 5, 2003

Nov. 5, 2003

28

MINUTES of 11/10/03 before Magistrate Judge Lawrence J. O'Neill telephonic conference re an extension of time held; the court grants a six month extension with conditions; parties to submit stipulation C/R ECRO (mm) (Entered: 11/12/2003)

Nov. 10, 2003

Nov. 10, 2003

29

ORDER by Lawrence J O'Neill Magistrate Judge ORDERING motion for leave to intervene by Intervenor/applicant Olivia Tamayo [14−1] GRANTED (cc: all counsel) (rab) (Entered: 11/19/2003)

Nov. 18, 2003

Nov. 18, 2003

30

INTERVENOR'S COMPLAINT by intervenor−plaintiff Olivia Tamayo with Jury Demand (rab) Modified on 11/19/2003 (Entered: 11/19/2003)

Nov. 18, 2003

Nov. 18, 2003

31

STIPULATION AND ORDER by Magistrate Judge Lawrence J. O'Neill CONTINUING the 1/29/03 scheduling conference order as follows pretrial conference set for 8:30 10/13/04, dept 3; jury trial set for 10:00 11/30/04, dept 3; designation of expert witnesses set for 5/21/04; supplemental expert disclosure set for 6/4/04; settlement conference set for 1:30 4/30/04, dept 6; discovery ddl set for 7/9/04; expert discovery ddl set for 8/6/04; pretrial motion filing ddl set for 8/20/04; pretrial motion hearing ddl set for 9/20/04 (cc: all counsel) (mm) (Entered: 11/25/2003)

Nov. 24, 2003

Nov. 24, 2003

LODGED stipulation and proposed order amending case scheduling order by plaintiff Equal Employment and dft Harris Farms (mm) (Entered: 11/25/2003)

Nov. 24, 2003

Nov. 24, 2003

32

MAIL returned [31−2] addressed to intervenor−plaintiff Olivia Tamayo's attorney William J Smith, envelope indicates "attempted not known" (old) (Entered: 12/02/2003)

Dec. 1, 2003

Dec. 1, 2003

RESERVICE of DOCUMENT(S) 31 [31−2] addressed to counsel for intervenor−plaintiff Olivia Tamayo, William J. Smith at 2350 West Shaw Ave., Suite 132, Fresno, CA 93711 (old) (Entered: 12/03/2003)

Dec. 3, 2003

Dec. 3, 2003

33

NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION to dismiss case for failure to state a claim upon which relief can be granted by defendant Harris Farms Inc motion TO BE HEARD by Judge Anthony W. Ishii; Motion Hearing Set For 1:30 01/12/04 ctrm 3 (rab) Modified on 12/24/2003 (Entered: 12/10/2003)

Dec. 9, 2003

Dec. 9, 2003

34

MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES by defendant Harris Farms Inc in SUPPORT of motion to dismiss case for failure to state a calim upon which relief can be granted by defendant Harris Farms Inc [33−1] (rab) (Entered: 12/10/2003)

Dec. 9, 2003

Dec. 9, 2003

LODGED stipulation and order to continue motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim by intervenor−plaintiff Olivia Tamayo (rab) (Entered: 12/23/2003)

Dec. 22, 2003

Dec. 22, 2003

35

STIPULATION AND ORDER by Judge Anthony W. Ishii to continue hearing on motion to dismiss GRANTED; motion to dismiss case by defendant Harris Farms Inc [33−1] HEARING CONTINUED TO 1:30 1/26/04 before Judge Ishii ctrm 3 (cc: all counsel) (rab) (Entered: 12/24/2003)

Dec. 23, 2003

Dec. 23, 2003

36

INTERVENOR'S COMPLAINT by intervenor−plaintiff Olivia Tamayo (tel) (Entered: 01/06/2004)

Jan. 5, 2004

Jan. 5, 2004

37

RESPONSE in Opposition by intervenor−plaintiff Olivia Tamayo to motion to dismiss [33−1] (tel) (Entered: 01/08/2004)

Jan. 7, 2004

Jan. 7, 2004

38

DECLARATION of William J Smith in support of Opposition to motion to dismiss [37−1] (tel) (Entered: 01/08/2004)

Jan. 7, 2004

Jan. 7, 2004

39

REPLY to response to motion to dismiss case for failure to state a claim upon which relief can be granted by defendant Harris Farms Inc [33−1] (mm) (Entered: 01/22/2004)

Jan. 21, 2004

Jan. 21, 2004

41

ANSWER by defendant Harris Farms Inc to complaint in intervention [36−1] (rcf) (Entered: 02/02/2004)

Jan. 30, 2004

Jan. 30, 2004

42

NOTICE OF ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for plaintiff Equal Employment by attorney Linda Susan Ordonio−Dixon (lead counsel) (rcf) (Entered: 02/03/2004)

Feb. 2, 2004

Feb. 2, 2004

43

MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER by Judge Anthony W. Ishii motion to dismiss case for failure to state a claim upon which relief can be granted by defendant Harris Farms Inc [33−1] DENIED (cc: all counsel) (tel) (Entered: 02/25/2004)

Feb. 24, 2004

Feb. 24, 2004

44

ANSWER by defendant Harris Farms Inc to complaint in intervention [36−1]; jury demand (jv) (Entered: 03/02/2004)

March 1, 2004

March 1, 2004

45

COURT LETTER from Linda Ordonio−Dixon settlement conference continued to 1:30 6/17/04 before LJO (cc: all counsel) (sr) (Entered: 04/26/2004)

April 23, 2004

April 23, 2004

46

MOTION to compel discovery responses by plaintiff Equal Employment, intervenor−plaintiff Olivia Tamayo Motion Hearing Set for 5/14/04 at 8:00 before LJO (sr) (Entered: 04/26/2004)

April 23, 2004

April 23, 2004

47

WITHDRAWAL by plaintiff Equal Employment of motion to compel discovery responses set for hrg on 5/14/04 by plaintiff Equal Employment, intervenor−plaintiff Olivia Tamayo [46−1] TERMINATED and taken off calendar (jh) (Entered: 05/12/2004)

May 11, 2004

May 11, 2004

48

APPLICATION by plaintiff Equal Employment for order shortening time (sr) (Entered: 06/01/2004)

May 28, 2004

May 28, 2004

LODGED memornadum of law in support of motion to extend supplemental expert disclosure ddl by plaintiff Equal Employment (sr) (Entered: 06/01/2004)

May 28, 2004

May 28, 2004

LODGED declaration of Linda Ordonio−Dixon by plaintiff Equal Employment (sr) (Entered: 06/01/2004)

May 28, 2004

May 28, 2004

LODGED proposed order granting motion to extend supplemental expert ddl by plaintiff Equal Employment (sr) (Entered: 06/01/2004)

May 28, 2004

May 28, 2004

LODGED unopposed notice of motion to extend supplemental expert disclosure ddl by plaintiff Equal Employment (sr) (Entered: 06/01/2004)

May 28, 2004

May 28, 2004

49

MOTION to extend supplemental expert disclosure ddl by plaintiff Equal Employment Motion Hearing Set for 06/04/04 8:30 before Magistrate O'Neill (wh) (Entered: 06/02/2004)

June 1, 2004

June 1, 2004

50

DECLARATION of Linda Ordondo−Dixon (wh) (Entered: 06/02/2004)

June 1, 2004

June 1, 2004

51

MEMORANDUM OF LAW by plaintiff Equal Employment in SUPPORT of motion to extend supplemental expert disclosure ddl by plaintiff Equal Employment [49−1] (wh) (Entered: 06/02/2004)

June 1, 2004

June 1, 2004

52

ORDER by Lawrence J O'Neill Magistrate Judge ORDERING motion to extend supplemental expert disclosure ddl by plaintiff Equal Employment [49−1] GRANTED case mgmt ddl set for 7/1/04 for designation of expert (cc: all counsel) (wh) (Entered: 06/02/2004)

June 1, 2004

June 1, 2004

53

MINUTES of 06/17/04 before Magistrate Judge Lawrence J. O'Neill settlement conference held on 6/17/04 no settlement was reached (wh) (Entered: 06/18/2004)

June 17, 2004

June 17, 2004

54

MOTION to compel the deposition of dft Harris Farms by plaintiff Equal Employment, intervenor−plaintiff Olivia Tamayo Motion Hearing Set for 7/9/04 8:00, dept 6 (mm) (Entered: 06/21/2004)

June 18, 2004

June 18, 2004

55

STIPULATION re discovery disagreements by pltf−intervenor Equal Employment (rab) (Entered: 07/08/2004)

July 7, 2004

July 7, 2004

56

STIPULATION AND ORDER by Judge Ishii to allow the deposition of Dana Crittenden to be taken after the 7/9/04 discovery ddl [0−0] GRANTED; said depo is scheduled to go forward on 7/20/04 (cc: all counsel) (jh) (Entered: 07/09/2004)

July 9, 2004

July 9, 2004

57

MINUTES of 07/9/4 before Magistrate O'Neill motion to compel the deposition of dft Harris Farms by plaintiff Equal Employment, intervenor−plaintiff Olivia Tamayo [54−1] SUBMITTED C/R ECRO (wh) (Entered: 07/12/2004)

July 9, 2004

July 9, 2004

58

ORDER by Lawrence J O'Neill Magistrate Judge ORDERING re motion to compel the deposition of dft Harris Farms by plaintiff Equal Employment, intervenor−plaintiff Olivia Tamayo [54−1] (cc: all counsel) (wh) (Entered: 07/13/2004)

July 12, 2004

July 12, 2004

59

TRANSCRIPT of 7/9/04 hearing on Motion to compel by C/R ECRO (plk) (Entered: 07/14/2004)

July 14, 2004

July 14, 2004

60

DECLARATION of John C. Harris (plk) (Entered: 07/19/2004)

July 19, 2004

July 19, 2004

61

REQUEST by plaintiff Equal Employment for reconsideration by the district court of magistrate judge's ruling on plaintiffs' motion to compel deposition issued on 7/9/04 (mm) (Entered: 07/30/2004)

July 29, 2004

July 29, 2004

62

NOTICE by plaintiff Equal Employment of appearance of Evagelina Fierro Hernandez as co−counsel for plaintiff EEOC (wh) (Entered: 08/06/2004)

Aug. 5, 2004

Aug. 5, 2004

63

OPPOSITION by dft Harris Farms Inc [61−1] plaintiff's request for reconsideration by the district court of the Magistrate's ruling (wh) (Entered: 08/06/2004)

Aug. 5, 2004

Aug. 5, 2004

LODGED Joint Stipulation by intervenor−plaintiff Olivia Tamayo (wh) (Entered: 08/06/2004)

Aug. 5, 2004

Aug. 5, 2004

64

STIPULATION AND ORDER by Judge Anthony W. Ishii EXTENDING expert witness discovery ddl to 09/30/04 (cc: all counsel) (tel) (Entered: 08/12/2004)

Aug. 11, 2004

Aug. 11, 2004

65

DEPOSITION of Olivia Tamayo Navarro taken on the following date(s) 06/23/03 (rab) (Entered: 08/19/2004)

Aug. 18, 2004

Aug. 18, 2004

66

DEPOSITION of Olivia Tamayo Navarro Vol. II taken on the following date(s) 06/24/03 (rab) (Entered: 08/19/2004)

Aug. 18, 2004

Aug. 18, 2004

67

DEPOSITION of Sylvia Gomez taken on the following date(s) 07/30/03 (rab) (Entered: 08/19/2004)

Aug. 18, 2004

Aug. 18, 2004

68

VIDEOTAPED DEPOSITION of Alma Rodriguez taken on the following date(s) 02/05/04 (rab) (Entered: 08/19/2004)

Aug. 18, 2004

Aug. 18, 2004

69

DEPOSITION of Shirley Ollech taken on the following date(s) 03/03/04 (rab) (Entered: 08/19/2004)

Aug. 18, 2004

Aug. 18, 2004

70

DEPOSITION of Larry Chrisco taken on the following date(s) 03/05/04 (rab) (Entered: 08/19/2004)

Aug. 18, 2004

Aug. 18, 2004

71

DEPOSITION of Lourdes Ramirez taken on the following date(s) 04/13/04 (rab) (Entered: 08/19/2004)

Aug. 18, 2004

Aug. 18, 2004

72

DEPOSITION of Maria Rodriguez Martinez taken on the following date(s) 04/13/04 (rab) (Entered: 08/19/2004)

Aug. 18, 2004

Aug. 18, 2004

73

NOTICE of motion for summary jusdgment by defendant Harris Farms Inc (rab) (Entered: 08/19/2004)

Aug. 18, 2004

Aug. 18, 2004

74

MOTION for summary judgment or in the alternative, motion for summary adjudication by defendant Harris Farms Inc motion TO BE HEARD by Judge Anthony W. Ishii; Motion Hearing Set For 1:30 09/20−04 ctrm 3 (rab) (Entered: 08/19/2004)

Aug. 18, 2004

Aug. 18, 2004

75

BRIEF by defendant Harris Farms Inc in support of motion for summary, or in the alternative summary adjudication [74−1] (rab) (Entered: 08/19/2004)

Aug. 18, 2004

Aug. 18, 2004

77

NOTICE by plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission of change of counsel; David F Offen−Brown has replaced Atty Jonathan T Peck as counsel of record for plaintiff (mm) (Entered: 09/08/2004)

Sept. 7, 2004

Sept. 7, 2004

78

RESPONSE by plaintiff Equal Employment, intervenor−plaintiff Olivia Tamayo to motion for summary judgment or in the alternative, motion for summary adjudication by defendant Harris Farms Inc [74−1] (mm) (Entered: 09/08/2004)

Sept. 7, 2004

Sept. 7, 2004

79

STATEMENT by plaintiff Equal Employment, intervenor−plaintiff Olivia Tamayo of disputed facts in support of opposition to dft's motion for summary judgment [74−1] (mm) (Entered: 09/08/2004)

Sept. 7, 2004

Sept. 7, 2004

80

RESPONSE/OBJECTIONS by plaintiff Equal Employment, intervenor−plaintiff Olivia Tamayo to dft's statement of undisputed facts in support of their motion for summary judgment [76−1][74−1] (mm) (Entered: 09/08/2004)

Sept. 7, 2004

Sept. 7, 2004

81

DECLARATION of Linda Ordonio−Dixon filed in support of pltfs' opposition to dft's motion for summary judgment [74−1] (mm) (Entered: 09/08/2004)

Sept. 7, 2004

Sept. 7, 2004

82

MOTION to strike portions of exhibit 1 of the affidavit of John C Harris attached in support of dft's motion for summary judgment by plaintiff Equal Employment motion TO BE HEARD by Judge Anthony W. Ishii; Motion Hearing Set 9/20/04 8:00, dept 3 (mm) (Entered: 09/08/2004)

Sept. 7, 2004

Sept. 7, 2004

83

DECLARATION of Evangelina Fierro Hernandez in support of pltf's motion to strike . . . [82−1] (mm) (Entered: 09/08/2004)

Sept. 7, 2004

Sept. 7, 2004

LODGED order granting motion to strike portions . . . by plaintiff Equal Employment (mm) (Entered: 09/08/2004)

Sept. 7, 2004

Sept. 7, 2004

84

MOTION to strike plaintiff's inadmissible rebuttal expert testimony by defendant Motion Hearing Set For 9/20/04 1:30 before Judge Ishii (tel) (Entered: 09/14/2004)

Sept. 13, 2004

Sept. 13, 2004

85

MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES in SUPPORT of motion to strike plaintiff's inadmissible rebuttal expert testimony by defendant [84−1] (tel) (Entered: 09/14/2004)

Sept. 13, 2004

Sept. 13, 2004

86

RESPONSE and Opposition by defendant Harris Farms Inc to motion to strike portions of exhibit 1 of the affidavit of John C Harris attached in support of dft's motion for summary judgment by plaintiff Equal Employment [82−1] (tel) (Entered: 09/14/2004)

Sept. 13, 2004

Sept. 13, 2004

87

REPLY to response to motion for summary judgment or in the alternative, motion for summary adjudication by defendant Harris Farms Inc [74−1] (tel) (Entered: 09/14/2004)

Sept. 13, 2004

Sept. 13, 2004

Case Details

State / Territory: California

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 30, 2002

Closing Date: 2008

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

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

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

EEOC Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

EEOC

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Harris Farms Inc. (Fresno, California), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Available Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Monetary Relief

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Damages

Source of Relief:

Litigation

Amount Defendant Pays: 994000

Order Duration: 2005 - 2010

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Retaliation Prohibition

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Recordkeeping

Training

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Sex or Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit