Case: EEOC v. Hometown Buffet

3:06-cv-02150 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California

Filed Date: Sept. 29, 2006

Closed Date: 2011

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Case Summary

On September 29, 2006, the Los Angeles District Office of the EEOC filed this suit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California. The plaintiffs sued Hometown Buffet Inc. under for violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the plaintiffs alleged sexual harassment and a hostile work environment. The plaintiffs sought injunctive relief, back pay, and punitive damages. The defendant filed a motion for summary judgment or, alternatively, a motion for…

On September 29, 2006, the Los Angeles District Office of the EEOC filed this suit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California. The plaintiffs sued Hometown Buffet Inc. under for violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the plaintiffs alleged sexual harassment and a hostile work environment. The plaintiffs sought injunctive relief, back pay, and punitive damages.

The defendant filed a motion for summary judgment or, alternatively, a motion for partial summary judgment. The EEOC filed a cross motion for summary judgment or, alternatively, a motion for partial summary judgment. On March 7, 2007, the court denied the defendant's motions and granted the EEOC partial summary judgment on the issue of the EEOC discharging its statutory obligation to conciliate before filing suit. 481 F. Supp. 2d 1110 (S.D. Cal. 2007).

The parties proceeded with discovery. On January 23, 2008, the defendant notified the court that it had started Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.

Six months later, the defendant filed another motion for summary judgment, and the EEOC responded with a motion for partial summary judgment. The court set multiple dates to hear these motions, but they were continued at the parties' request. On July 21, 2009, the parties submitted a proposed consent decree to the court.

The next day, Judge Michael M. Anello approved the proposed consent decree put forth by the parties. The consent decree included monetary damages ranging from $25,000-$35,000 for each plaintiff and injunctive relief enjoining the defendant from future discrimination, harassment, or retaliation. Its effective period was two years, and there is nothing more on the docket - so presumably the matter ended in 2011.

Summary Authors

Kevin Wilemon (5/23/2008)

Gabriela Hybel (10/24/2016)

People

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Judge(s)

Anello, Michael M. (California)

Miller, Jeffrey T. (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Garcia, Lorena (California)

Liem, Connie (California)

Nutter, Karen E. (Arizona)

Park, Anna Y. (California)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Hoge, Charles T (California)

Litteken, Lauren E (California)

Judge(s)

Anello, Michael M. (California)

Miller, Jeffrey T. (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Garcia, Lorena (California)

Liem, Connie (California)

Nutter, Karen E. (Arizona)

Park, Anna Y. (California)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Hoge, Charles T (California)

Litteken, Lauren E (California)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket (PACER)

U S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Hometown Buffet, Inc.

May 20, 2008 Docket
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Complaint

U S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Hometown Buffet, Inc.

Sept. 29, 2006 Complaint
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Order

U S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Hometown Buffet, Inc.

481 F.Supp.2d 1110

March 6, 2007 Order/Opinion
70-1

Proposed Consent Decree

EEOC v. Hometown Buffet Inc. et al

July 21, 2009 Pleading / Motion / Brief

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/5985259/u-s-equal-employment-opportunity-commission-v-hometown-buffet-inc/

Last updated May 11, 2022, 8 p.m.

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COMPLAINT against Hometown Buffet Inc; jury trial demand, filed by U S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(tkl, ) Modified fee record on 10/3/2007 (kmm). (Entered: 10/03/2006)

Sept. 29, 2006 RECAP
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NOTICE of Party With Financial Interest by U S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (tkl, ) (Entered: 10/03/2006)

Sept. 29, 2006 PACER
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Summons Issued (tkl, ) (Entered: 10/03/2006)

Sept. 29, 2006 PACER
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WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed by U S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Hometown Buffet Inc waiver sent on 11/2/2006, answer due 1/1/2007. (Attachments: # 1 Proof of Service executed waiver of service of summons)(Liem, Connie) (Entered: 11/20/2006)

1 Proof of Service executed waiver of service of summons

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Nov. 20, 2006 PACER
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MOTION for Summary Judgment by Hometown Buffet Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration Jim Hanneman)(Hoge, Charles) (Entered: 12/29/2006)

1 Declaration Jim Hanneman

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Dec. 29, 2006 PACER
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NOTICE by Hometown Buffet Inc Re-Notice of Motion for Summary Judgment (Hoge, Charles) (Entered: 01/17/2007)

Jan. 17, 2007 PACER
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RESPONSE in Opposition re 5 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by U S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Memo of Points and Authorities # 2 Statement of Facts EEOC's# 3 Exhibit A-E# 4 Exhibit F-J# 5 Supplement EEOC's Objections and Request to Strike Defendant's Evidence)(Liem, Connie) (Entered: 02/08/2007)

1 Memo of Points and Authorities

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2 Statement of Facts EEOC's

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3 Exhibit A-E

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4 Exhibit F-J

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5 Supplement EEOC's Objections and Request to Strike Defendant's Evidenc

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Feb. 8, 2007 PACER
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REPLY to Response to Motion re 5 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by Hometown Buffet Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Defendant's Objections to Evidence)(Hoge, Charles) (Entered: 02/15/2007)

1 Defendant's Objections to Evidence

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Feb. 15, 2007 PACER
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NOTICE of Hearing on Motion 5 MOTION for Summary Judgment: Motion Hearing set for 2/23/2007 11:00 AM before Judge Jeffrey T. Miller. (llb, ) (Entered: 02/22/2007)

Feb. 22, 2007 PACER
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NOTICE of Hearing on Motion for Summary Judgment: Motion Hearing reset for 3/2/2007 11:00 AM in Courtroom 6 before Judge Jeffrey T. Miller. (llb, ) (Entered: 02/28/2007)

Feb. 23, 2007 PACER
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Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Jeffrey T. Miller : Motion Hearing held on 3/2/2007 re 5 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by Hometown Buffet Inc,. Motion submitted. (Court Reporter Melinda Settermen).(Plaintiff Attorney Karen Nuttert).(Defendant Attorney Charles Hoge, Lauren Butz). (llb, ) (Entered: 03/06/2007)

March 2, 2007 PACER
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ORDER denying dft's motion for partial summary adjudication; granting pla's cross motion for partial summary adjudication 5 . Signed by Judge Jeffrey T. Miller on 3/6/07. (tkl, ) (Entered: 03/07/2007)

March 6, 2007 RECAP
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ANSWER to Complaint by Hometown Buffet Inc.(Hoge, Charles) (Entered: 03/16/2007)

March 16, 2007 PACER
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ORDER signed by Judge Jan M. Adler on 3/19/07. Early Neutral Evaluation set for 4/16/2007 10:00 AM in Courtroom D before Magistrate Judge Jan M. Adler.(tkl, ) (Entered: 03/20/2007)

March 20, 2007 PACER
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Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Jan M. Adler: Early Neutral Evaluation Conference held on 4/16/2007. Court to issue order. (Plaintiff Attorney Anna Y Park/Connie Liem/Karen Nutter).(Defendant Attorney Charles T Hoge/Laura Butz). (hh) (Entered: 04/16/2007)

April 16, 2007 PACER
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ORDER signed by Judge Jan M. Adler on 4/16/07. The Court convened ENE Conf on 4/16/07 at 10:00AM. Telephonic Case Management Conference set for 6/1/2007 09:00 AM in Courtroom D before Magistrate Judge Jan M. Adler.(tkl, ) (Entered: 04/17/2007)

April 16, 2007 PACER
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Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Jan M. Adler: Case Management Conference held on 6/1/2007. Court to issue Order. (Plaintiff Attorney Karen Nutter).(Defendant Attorney Charles T Hoge). (hh) (Entered: 06/01/2007)

June 1, 2007 PACER
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Case Management Conference ORDER Regulating Discovery and Other Pretrial Proceedings. Telephonic case Management Conference held 06/01/07. Telephonic Case Management Conference set for 10/2/2007 09:30 AM before Magistrate Judge Jan M. Adler. Mandatory Settlement Conference set for 6/5/2008 10:00 AM before Magistrate Judge Jan M. Adler. Final Pretrial Conference set for 7/11/2008 08:30 AM in Courtroom 6 before Judge Jeffrey T. Miller. Jury Trial set for 8/11/2008 10:00 AM in Courtroom 6 before Judge Jeffrey T. Miller. Signed by Judge Jan M. Adler on 06/04/07. (jcj) (Entered: 06/04/2007)

June 4, 2007 PACER
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Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Jan M. Adler: Case Management Conference held on 10/2/2007. Court to issue Order. (Plaintiff Attorney Karen Nutter). (Defendant Attorney Lauren Butz). (hh) (Entered: 10/02/2007)

Oct. 2, 2007 PACER
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ORDER re telephonic Case Managment Conferences. On October 2, 2007, the Court held a telephonic Case Management Conference. A telephonic Case Management Conference set for 12/14/2007 09:30 PM in Courtroom D before Magistrate Judge Jan M. Adler. Signed by Judge Jan M. Adler on 10/2/07 (tkl)(mam). (Entered: 10/03/2007)

Oct. 2, 2007 PACER
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Joint MOTION to Strike Portions of Plaintiff's Complaint by U S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Nutter, Karen) (Entered: 10/25/2007)

Oct. 25, 2007 PACER
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ORDER re discovery.The Court hereby orders that Randy Young shall be excluded from attendance at the deposition of Julia Lopez. Signed by Judge Jan M. Adler on 11/29/07. (tkl)(bar ). (Entered: 11/29/2007)

Nov. 29, 2007 PACER
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Joint MOTION for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery by U S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Nutter, Karen) (tkl, ). (Entered: 12/03/2007)

Dec. 3, 2007 PACER
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ORDER granting in part and denying in part 23 Plaintiffs and Defendants joint motion to continue discovery cut-off dates and the motion-filing deadline. Signed by Judge Jan M. Adler on 12/6/07. (tkl)(mam). (Entered: 12/06/2007)

Dec. 6, 2007 RECAP
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Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Jan M. Adler: Case Management Conference held on 12/14/2007. Court to issue Order. (Plaintiff Attorney Karen Nutter).(Defendant Attorneys Charles T Hoge & Lauren Butz). (hh) (Entered: 12/14/2007)

Dec. 14, 2007 PACER
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ORDER. Telephonic Case Management Conference was held on 12/14/2007. Telephonic Case Management Conference set for 3/5/2008 09:30 AM in Courtroom D before Magistrate Judge Jan M. Adler. Signed by Magistrate Judge Jan M. Adler on 12/14/2007. (jah) (Entered: 12/14/2007)

Dec. 14, 2007 PACER
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NOTICE by Hometown Buffet Inc OF FILING CHAPTER 11 REORGANIZATION AND AUTOMATIC STAY PURSUANT TO 11 U.S.C. SECTION 362 (Hoge, Charles) (tkl, ). (Entered: 01/23/2008)

Jan. 23, 2008 PACER
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NOTICE by U S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission EEOC'S POSITION REGARDING DEFENDANT'S NOTICE OF FILING CHAPTER 11 REORGANIZATION AND AUTOMATIC STAY PURSUANT TO 11 U.S.C. ยง362 (Liem, Connie) (tkl, ). Emailed atty. Capitalization should not be used. (Entered: 02/08/2008)

Feb. 8, 2008 PACER
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Joint MOTION for Order (to Process Stipulation) and Rescheduling Dates by Hometown Buffet Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Stipulation to Continue Pre-Trial and Related Trial Dates and Proposed Order)(Hoge, Charles). Modified on 2/12/2008 (tkl, ). Emailed atty. Proposed orders should be emailed to Chambers. (Entered: 02/11/2008)

1 Stipulation to Continue Pre-Trial and Related Trial Dates and Proposed Order

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Feb. 11, 2008 PACER
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Stipulation and order to continue Pre-trial and related trial dates.Mandatory Settlement Conference set for 10/2/2008 10:00 AM in Courtroom D before Magistrate Judge Jan M. Adler; Trial set for 12/8/2008 10:00 AM in Courtroom 16 before Judge Jeffrey T. Miller; Pretrial Conference set for 11/7/2008 08:30 AM in Courtroom 16 before Judge Jeffrey T. Miller. Signed by Judge Jan M. Adler on 2/27/08.(tkl) (av1, ). (Entered: 02/27/2008)

Feb. 26, 2008 PACER
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ORDER re telephonic CMC. The Court will conduct a telephonic Case Management Conference set for 6/11/2008 09:30 AM in Courtroom D before Magistrate Judge Jan M. Adler. Signed by Judge Jan M. Adler on 2/27/08. (tkl) (av1, ). (Entered: 02/27/2008)

Feb. 27, 2008 PACER
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NOTICE by U S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission of Withdrawal for Government Attorney Karen Nutter; Certificate of Service (Park, Anna) (tkl, ). (Entered: 03/05/2008)

March 5, 2008 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by Anna Y Park on behalf of U S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Park, Anna) (tkl, ). (Entered: 03/31/2008)

March 31, 2008 PACER
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ORDER rescheduling telephonic CMC. Due to a change in the Courts calendar, the telephonic Case Management Conference previously scheduled to be held on 6/11/08 at 9:30 a.m. is vacated and reset to 6/9/08 at 2:30 p.m. in Courtroom D before Magistrate Judge Jan M. Adler. Signed by Magistrate Judge Jan M. Adler on 5/20/08. (tkl) (kaj). (Entered: 05/21/2008)

May 20, 2008 PACER
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Stipulated PROTECTIVE ORDER on Medical and personnel records. Signed by Magistrate Judge Jan M. Adler on 5/29/08. (lao)(kaj). (Entered: 05/29/2008)

May 29, 2008 PACER
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MOTION for Summary Adjudication by Hometown Buffet Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Notice Motion for Summary Adjudication, # 2 Memo of Points and Authorities in support of Motion for Summary Adjudication, # 3 Statement of Facts in support of Motion for Summary Adjudication, # 4 Declaration of Randall Young in support of Motion for Summary Adjudication, # 5 Declaration of Lauren E. Butz in support of Motion for Summary Adjudication, # 6 Declaration of Lauren E. Butz in support of Motion for Summary Adjudication, # 7 Proof of Service of Motion for Summary Adjudication and supporting documents)(Hoge, Charles) (tkl). (Entered: 06/09/2008)

1 Notice Motion for Summary Adjudication

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2 Memo of Points and Authorities in support of Motion for Summary Adjudication

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3 Statement of Facts in support of Motion for Summary Adjudication

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4 Declaration of Randall Young in support of Motion for Summary Adjudication

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5 Declaration of Lauren E. Butz in support of Motion for Summary Adjudication

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6 Declaration of Lauren E. Butz in support of Motion for Summary Adjudication

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7 Proof of Service of Motion for Summary Adjudication and supporting documents

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June 9, 2008 PACER
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Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Jan M. Adler:Case Management Conference held on 6/9/2008. (Plaintiff Attorneys Connie K Liem & Derrick Lee).(Defendant Attorneys Charles T Hoge & Lauren Butz).(hh) (Entered: 06/09/2008)

June 9, 2008 PACER
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RESPONSE in Opposition re 36 MOTION for Summary Adjudication - EEOC's Notice of Opposition to Def. Motion for Summary Judgment on Julia Lopez' Claim filed by U S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Memo of Points and Authorities, # 2 EEOC's Statement of Facts in Opposition to Def. MSJ, # 3 EEOC's Response & Obj. to Def. Statement of Facts, # 4 Declaration of EEOC Counsel re: Exhibits, # 5 Exhibits 26, and 30-39 (Part 1 of 3), # 6 Exhibits 40-42 (Part 2 of 3), # 7 Exhbits 43 to 49 (Part 3 of 3))(Park, Anna). Modified on 7/7/2008 (tkl). Emailed atty re S/. (Entered: 07/04/2008)

1 Memo of Points and Authorities

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2 EEOC's Statement of Facts in Opposition to Def. MSJ

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3 EEOC's Response & Obj. to Def. Statement of Facts

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4 Declaration of EEOC Counsel re: Exhibits

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5 Exhibits 26, and 30-39 (Part 1 of 3)

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6 Exhibits 40-42 (Part 2 of 3)

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7 Exhbits 43 to 49 (Part 3 of 3)

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July 4, 2008 PACER
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RESPONSE in Opposition re 36 MOTION for Summary Adjudication - EEOC's Certificate of Service of Pleadings Filed in Opposition to Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment on Julia Lopez' Claims filed by U S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Park, Anna) (Entered: 07/04/2008)

July 4, 2008 PACER
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NOTICE by U S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission re Joint Notice on the Status of Case and Hearing Dates on Dispositive Motions (Attachments: # 1 Proof of Service of Joint Notice On the Status of Case and Hearing Dates on Dispositive Motions)(Liem, Connie) (tkl). (Entered: 07/10/2008)

1 Proof of Service of Joint Notice On the Status of Case and Hearing Dates on Dis

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July 10, 2008 PACER
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MOTION for Summary Adjudication on Defendant's First, Second, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Tenth, Thirteenth, Twenty-third, and Twenty-fourth Affirmative Defenses by U S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Memo of Points and Authorities, # 2 Statement of Facts, # 3 Declaration Connie Liem, # 4 Exhibit 1, # 5 Exhibit 6, # 6 Certificate of Service)(Liem, Connie) (Entered: 07/10/2008)

1 Memo of Points and Authorities

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2 Statement of Facts

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3 Declaration Connie Liem

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4 Exhibit 1

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5 Exhibit 6

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6 Certificate of Service

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July 10, 2008 PACER
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MOTION for Summary Adjudication of Issues Related to Vanessa Sisk Claims by Hometown Buffet Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Memo of Points and Authorities in Support of Motion for Summary Adjudication re Vanessa Sisk, # 2 Statement of Facts in Support of Summary Adjudication re Claims of Vanessa Sisk, # 3 Declaration of Charles T. Hoge, # 4 Exhibit A and B to Hoge Declaration, # 5 Proof of Service)(Hoge, Charles) (tkl). (Entered: 07/11/2008)

1 Memo of Points and Authorities in Support of Motion for Summary Adjudication re

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2 Statement of Facts in Support of Summary Adjudication re Claims of Vanessa Sisk

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3 Declaration of Charles T. Hoge

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4 Exhibit A and B to Hoge Declaration

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5 Proof of Service

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July 11, 2008 PACER
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MOTION for Summary Adjudication of Issues Related to Samantha Sisk Claims by Hometown Buffet Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Memo of Points and Authorities in Support of Summary Adjudication of Issues related to Samantha Sisk, # 2 Statement of Facts in Support of Summary Adjudication re Samantha Sisk, # 3 Declaration in Support of Summary Adjudication re claims of Samantha Sisk, # 4 Exhibit to Declaration of Charles T. Hoge, # 5 Proof of Service)(Hoge, Charles) (tkl). (Entered: 07/11/2008)

1 Memo of Points and Authorities in Support of Summary Adjudication of Issues rela

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2 Statement of Facts in Support of Summary Adjudication re Samantha Sisk

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3 Declaration in Support of Summary Adjudication re claims of Samantha Sisk

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4 Exhibit to Declaration of Charles T. Hoge

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5 Proof of Service

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July 11, 2008 PACER
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REPLY to 38 RESPONSE in Opposition to 36 MOTION for Summary Adjudication re Rape Allegations of Julia Lopez, filed by Hometown Buffet Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Lauren Butz in Support of Reply, # 2 Exhibit to Lauren Butz Declaration, # 3 Proof of Service)(Hoge, Charles) Modified to correct document description (pdc). (tkl). (Entered: 07/11/2008)

1 Declaration of Lauren Butz in Support of Reply

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2 Exhibit to Lauren Butz Declaration

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3 Proof of Service

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July 11, 2008 PACER
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MOTION for Partial Summary Judgment & Notice of Motion by U S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Memo of Points and Authorities, # 2 Statement of Facts, # 3 Declaration, # 4 Exhibits 26, 30-40 (Pt. 1 of 3), # 5 Exhibits 41-45, 47-49 (Pt. 2 of 3), # 6 Exhibits 50-56 (Pt. 3 of 3), # 7 Proof of Service)(Park, Anna) (tkl). (Entered: 07/11/2008)

1 Memo of Points and Authorities

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2 Statement of Facts

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3 Declaration

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4 Exhibits 26, 30-40 (Pt. 1 of 3)

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5 Exhibits 41-45, 47-49 (Pt. 2 of 3)

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6 Exhibits 50-56 (Pt. 3 of 3)

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7 Proof of Service

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July 11, 2008 PACER
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ORDER granting 21 Joint Motion to Strike Portions of Complaint. The court hereby grants the parties joint motion striking portions of Plaintiffs complaint. Signed by Judge Jeffrey T. Miller on 8/4/08. (asw)(kaj). (Entered: 08/04/2008)

Aug. 4, 2008 PACER
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ORDER denying 36 dft's Motion for Partial Summary Adjudication. Signed by Judge Jeffrey T. Miller on 8/6/08. (tkl) (Entered: 08/07/2008)

Aug. 6, 2008 RECAP
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NOTICE by U S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission re 41 MOTION for Summary Adjudication on Defendant's First, Second, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Tenth, Thirteenth, Twenty-third, and Twenty-fourth Affirmative Defenses EEOCs Amended Notice of Motion (Liem, Connie) (tkl). (Entered: 09/02/2008)

Sept. 2, 2008 PACER
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NOTICE by U S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission re 45 MOTION for Partial Summary Judgment & Notice of Motion EEOC's Amended Notice of Motion (Liem, Connie) (tkl). (Entered: 09/02/2008)

Sept. 2, 2008 PACER
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MOTION for Summary Adjudication RE-SET by Hometown Buffet Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Proof of Service)(Hoge, Charles) (tkl). Modified on 4/3/2009 to term motion, document is a renotice of the motion hearing (nsp). (Entered: 09/03/2008)

1 Proof of Service

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Sept. 3, 2008 PACER
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MOTION for Summary Adjudication Re-Set by Hometown Buffet Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Proof of Service)(Hoge, Charles) (tkl). (Entered: 09/03/2008)

1 Proof of Service

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Sept. 3, 2008 PACER
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ORDER Rescheduling Mandatory Settlement Conference. (Mandatory Settlement Conference continued to 10/20/2008 10:00 AM before Magistrate Judge Jan M. Adler.) Signed by Magistrate Judge Jan M. Adler on 9/4/08. (lao) (av1). (Entered: 09/04/2008)

Sept. 4, 2008 PACER
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Joint MOTION to Continue Pre-Trial and Trial Dates by Hometown Buffet Inc. (Hoge, Charles) (tkl). (Entered: 09/08/2008)

Sept. 8, 2008 PACER
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NOTICE of Hearing:Telephonic Status Conference set for 9/12/2008 11:45 AM in Courtroom 16 before Judge Jeffrey T. Miller. (llb) (Entered: 09/09/2008)

Sept. 9, 2008 PACER
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Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Jeffrey T. Miller:Status Conference held on 9/12/2008. Court will set a date for all dispositive motions. Court allows counsel to reach global resolution to the case. Counsel to file motion re: Remedies available to resolve claims. All pending dates before Judge Miller are vacated. Mandatory Settlement conference date of 10/20/2008 set before Magistrate Judge Adler is confirmed. (Court Reporter Debra Henson).(Plaintiff Attorney Connie Liem, Anna Park (Telephonically)).(Defendant Attorney Charles Hoge).(llb) (Entered: 09/12/2008)

Sept. 12, 2008 PACER
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NOTICE of Hearing: Status Conference set during hearing held on 9/12/2008 for 11/21/2008 11:00 AM in Courtroom 16 before Judge Jeffrey T. Miller. (llb) (Entered: 09/12/2008)

Sept. 12, 2008 PACER
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Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Jan M. Adler: For good cause shown, the Mandatory Settlement Conference set to be held October 20, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. is hereby VACATED. (hh) (Entered: 10/15/2008)

Oct. 15, 2008 PACER
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ORDER rescheduling mandatory settlement conference. Mandatory Settlement Conference set for 12/19/2008 10:00 AM in Courtroom D before Magistrate Judge Jan M. Adler. Signed by Magistrate Judge Jan M. Adler on 10/27/08. (tkl) (Entered: 10/28/2008)

Oct. 27, 2008 PACER
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Order of Transfer; case is transferred from the case list of Judge Jeffrey T. Miller to the case list of Judge Michasel M. Anello; all pending dates on the calendar of Judge Miller are vacated and shall be rescheduled by Judge Anello; hearings calendared before the magistrate judge remain as scheduled; new case number 06cv2150-MMA(JMA); Signed by Judge Jeffrey T. Miller on 10/30/08. (kaj) (Entered: 11/03/2008)

Nov. 3, 2008 PACER
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ORDER granting 53 Motion to Continue: Pending before the Court is the joint motion of the parties requesting that the Court continue pretrial dates in order to accommodate the dispositive motion hearing date. The Court finds good cause to GRANT the joint motion 53 . Accordingly, the Pretrial Conference is hereby SET for March 6, 2009 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom 05 before Judge Michael M. Anello. Signed by Judge Michael M. Anello on 11/4/08. (amk) (Entered: 11/04/2008)

Nov. 4, 2008 PACER
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ORDER Setting Hearing on Motions: Pending before the Court in this matter are Plaintiff EEOC's motions for summary judgment, and Defendant Hometown Buffet's motions for summary judgment: 45 MOTION for Partial Summary Judgment & Notice of Motion, 43 MOTION for Summary Adjudication of Issues Related to Samantha Sisk Claims, 41 MOTION for Summary Adjudication on Defendant's First, Second, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Tenth, Thirteenth, Twenty-third, and Twenty-fourth Affirmative Defenses, 42 MOTION for Summary Adjudication of Issues Related to Vanessa Sisk Claims. The previously scheduled November 21, 2008 hearing date on the motions is vacated subsequent to the transfer of this case to presiding District Judge Anello. Accordingly, the Motions Hearing Date is hereby SET for January 16, 2009 at 2:30 PM in Courtroom 05 before Judge Michael M. Anello. Signed by Judge Michael M. Anello on 11/4/08. (amk) (Entered: 11/04/2008)

Nov. 4, 2008 PACER
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Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Michael M. Anello: The previously scheduled December 8, 2008 trial date is hereby vacated subsequent to the transfer of this case to presiding District Judge Anello. The trial date shall be reset during or before the March 6, 2009 Pretrial Conference. (amk) (Entered: 11/04/2008)

Nov. 4, 2008 PACER
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Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Jan M. Adler: Mandatory Settlement Conference held on 12/19/2008. (Plaintiff Attorneys Connie Liem, Anna Park, Lorena Garcia). (Defendant Attorneys Charles Hoge, Lauren Butz, Sara Reindel). (ale) (Entered: 12/19/2008)

Dec. 19, 2008 PACER
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Joint MOTION to Continue All Pre-Trial Dates; and Certificate of Service by U S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Garcia, Lorena) (jpp). (Entered: 12/22/2008)

Dec. 22, 2008 PACER
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ORDER granting Joint Motion for continuance on all pre-trial dates. Hearing date on the Parties' dispositive motions is reset to 03/20/09 at 2:30pm, and Pre-Trial Conference reset to 05/08/09 at 2:30pm in Courtroom 05Signed by Judge Michael M. Anello on 12/23/08. (jpp) (Entered: 12/23/2008)

Dec. 23, 2008 PACER
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Joint MOTION to Continue Hearing Dates by Hometown Buffet Inc. (Butz, Lauren) (leh). (Entered: 02/13/2009)

Feb. 13, 2009 PACER
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ORDER granting 66 Joint Motion to Continue Pre-Trial Dates. For good cause being shown, the Joint Motion is granted. Accordingly, the motions hearing date is reset to 6/26/2009 at 2:30 PM, and the Final Pretrial Conference is reset for 8/7/2009 02:30 PM in Courtroom 05. Signed by Judge Michael M. Anello on 2/13/2009. (leh) (Entered: 02/17/2009)

Feb. 17, 2009 PACER
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Joint MOTION to Continue All Pre-Trial-dates by U S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Liem, Connie)(leh). (Entered: 05/22/2009)

May 22, 2009 PACER
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ORDER granting 68 Joint Motion to Continue: Motions Hearing Date reset for August 31, 2009 at 2:30 PM in Courtroom 5. Final Pretrial Conference reset for October 5, 2009 at 2:30 PM in Courtroom 5 before Judge Michael M. Anello. Signed by Judge Michael M. Anello on 5/22/2009. (amk) (Entered: 05/22/2009)

May 22, 2009 PACER
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NOTICE of Settlement ;Prop. Consent Decree and Order, Cert. of Service by U S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Consent Decree)(Liem, Connie) Modified on 7/22/2009, atty contacted re: proposed orders not to be filed in ecf system (leh). (Entered: 07/21/2009)

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July 21, 2009 PACER
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ORDER on Consent Decree re: 70 Notice of Settlement filed by U S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The Court has reviewed the terms of the Consent Decree and hereby deems the provisions set forth herein are fair and serves the public interest. The Court shall retain jurisdiction of this matter for the term of the Decree. Compliance with all provisions therefore is hereby ordered, adjudged and decreed. Signed by Judge Michael M. Anello on 7/22/2009. (leh) (Entered: 07/22/2009)

July 22, 2009 PACER
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CLERK'S JUDGMENT: IT IS SO ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that the Court has reviewed the terms of the Consent Decree and hereby deems the provisions set forth are fair and serves the public interest. Compliance with all provisions therefore is hereby ordered, adjudged and decreed. (leh) (av1). (Entered: 07/22/2009)

July 22, 2009 PACER

State / Territory: California

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 29, 2006

Closing Date: 2011

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

Does 1-10 (Unknown), Private Entity/Person

Does 1-10 (Unknown), Private Entity/Person

Hometown Buffet, Inc. (Unknown), 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

Any published opinion

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: 500,000

Order Duration: 2009 - 2011

Content of Injunction:

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Discrimination Prohibition

Implement complaint/dispute resolution process

Retaliation Prohibition

Training

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits