Case: EEOC v. L.A. Weight Loss

1:02-cv-00648 | U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Filed Date: Feb. 28, 2002

Closed Date: Dec. 1, 2018

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Case Summary

In February 2002, the EEOC's Baltimore District Office filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland against L.A. Weight Loss, a company that at the time operated over 400 "weight loss centers" nationwide. The complaint alleged a "pattern or practice" of failing to hire men, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. The EEOC also alleged that L.A. Weight Loss fired a female employee in retaliation when she complained about the company's hiring practices. Sho…

In February 2002, the EEOC's Baltimore District Office filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland against L.A. Weight Loss, a company that at the time operated over 400 "weight loss centers" nationwide. The complaint alleged a "pattern or practice" of failing to hire men, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. The EEOC also alleged that L.A. Weight Loss fired a female employee in retaliation when she complained about the company's hiring practices.

Shortly after the suit was filed, the discharged female employee intervened as a plaintiff. In November of 2005, she and the defendant came to terms on a settlement. The EEOC's case continued on, despite repeated settlement conferences before Magistrate Judge Paul W. Grimm. In 2007, the parties both moved for summary judgment; the defendant's motion was denied, and the EEOC's motion was granted in part and denied in part.

In early 2007, LA Weight Loss changed its name to Pure Weight Loss. In January of 2008, Pure Weight Loss filed a Chapter 7 petition for bankruptcy. On March 19, 2008, the bankruptcy trustee filed a motion to stay the proceedings for six months. Judge William D Quarles, Jr denied the motion to stay proceedings on May 20, 2008.

The parties negotiated a consent decree, which Judge William D Quarles, Jr. approved on December 1, 2008. According to the EEOC website, the consent decree included a $20 million claim in bankruptcy (16,842,656 in back pay and $3,157,344 in punitive damages) payable to the men who the EEOC deemed were subjected to discrimination from L.A. Weight Loss's illegal hiring practices from January 1, 1997 through the entry of the decree. The consent decree also included injunctive relief. It prohibited the company from discriminating against job applicants and employees on the basis of sex and from retaliating against employees. It required the company to use an electronic tracking system for applicants, to retain information on applicants based on categories defined by the EEOC, and to create a discrimination-complaint procedure. The decree provided relief for the men discriminated against under the old practices by requiring the company to hire some of them. Lastly, the decree set hiring goals for Pure Weight Loss and mandated that the company do quarterly reviews to assess its progress.

This 10-year consent degree expired in 2018 without any motions to enforce noncompliance. The case is closed.

Summary Authors

Jason Chester (5/28/2008)

Mackenzie Walz (5/28/2020)

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Judge(s)

Quarles, William D. Jr. (Maryland)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Anderson, Corbett L (District of Columbia)

Clickner, M. Jean (Pennsylvania)

Golski, Kenneth M. (Virginia)

Hostetler, Pamela Elizabeth (Maryland)

Kiel, Gerald (Maryland)

Nyfeler, Suzanne Lenahan (Virginia)

O'Rourke, Stephan P (Maryland)

Phillips, Ronald L. (Maryland)

Quinlan, Cecile Celeste (Maryland)

Judge(s)

Quarles, William D. Jr. (Maryland)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Anderson, Corbett L (District of Columbia)

Clickner, M. Jean (Pennsylvania)

Golski, Kenneth M. (Virginia)

Hostetler, Pamela Elizabeth (Maryland)

Kiel, Gerald (Maryland)

Nyfeler, Suzanne Lenahan (Virginia)

O'Rourke, Stephan P (Maryland)

Phillips, Ronald L. (Maryland)

Quinlan, Cecile Celeste (Maryland)

Reams, Gwendolyn Young (Maryland)

Spicer, Tracy Hudson (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Donzella, Elizabeth Torphy (Maryland)

Gollin, David L (Pennsylvania)

Harrison, Bruce S (Maryland)

Karetnick, Aliza Rebecca (Pennsylvania)

Landau, David E (Pennsylvania)

McDonough, Thomas Henry (Pennsylvania)

Spector, Larry H (Pennsylvania)

Wetchler, Jonathan David (Pennsylvania)

Other Attorney(s)

Hemmendinger, Eric (Maryland)

Lovett, Kelly Culp (Maryland)

Murphy, Carla Napier (Maryland)

White, Pamela J. (Maryland)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket (PACER)

EEOC v. LA Weight Loss

Dec. 1, 2008 Docket
66

Amended Complaint

EEOC and Kathy Koch v. LA Weight Loss

March 24, 2004 Complaint
70

Letter Order [Regarding Plaintiff's Motion to Compel]

EEOC and Kathy Koch v. LA Weight Loss

April 6, 2004 Order/Opinion
144

Stipulation and Order of Dismissal

EEOC v. LA Weight Loss

Nov. 29, 2005 Order/Opinion
198, 199

Order

EEOC v. LA Weight Loss

509 F.Supp.2d 527

Aug. 31, 2007 Order/Opinion
213

Order [Administratively Closing Case]

EEOC v. LA Weight Loss

Jan. 15, 2008 Order/Opinion
215

Order [granting Plaintiff EEOC's Motion to Re-Open Case]

EEOC v. LA Weight Loss

Feb. 6, 2008 Order/Opinion

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4284775/eeoc-v-la-weight-loss/

Last updated May 12, 2022, 8 p.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link
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DEMAND for jury trial by EEOC (ljs, Deputy Clerk)

Feb. 28, 2002 PACER
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SUMMONS (20 days) issued for LA Weight Loss (ljs, Deputy Clerk)

Feb. 28, 2002 PACER
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RETURN OF SERVICE executed as to LA Weight Loss 3/15/02 Answer due on 4/4/02 for LA Weight Loss (mms, Deputy Clerk)

March 25, 2002 PACER
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ANSWER to Complaint by LA Weight Loss (Attorney Elizabeth Torphy-Donzella) (c/s) (mms, Deputy Clerk)

April 8, 2002 PACER
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SCHEDULING ORDER ( signed by Chief Judge Frederic N. Smalkin 4/9/02) (c/m 4/10/02 skp) (mms, Deputy Clerk)

April 10, 2002 PACER
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ORDER granting [6-1] Joint Letter/Motion to Amend [5-1] Scheduling Order (signed by Chief Judge Frederic N. Smalkin 4/19/02) (c/m 4/19/02 neg) (mms, Deputy Clerk)

April 19, 2002 PACER
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STIPULATION AND ORDER MODIFYING limitations on discovery ( signed by Chief Judge Frederic N. Smalkin 4/30/02) (c/m 4/30/02 neg) (jnl, Deputy Clerk)

April 30, 2002 PACER
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ORDER granting [8-1] Motion of LA Weight Loss for David L Gollin to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Fee paid. (signed by Chief Judge Frederic N. Smalkin 5/14/02) (c/i 5/14/02 ms) (mms, Deputy Clerk)

May 14, 2002 RECAP
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ORDER granting [9-1] Motion of LA Weight Loss for David E. Landau to Appear Pro Hac Vice ( signed by Chief Judge Frederic N. Smalkin 5/14/02) (c/i 5/14/02 ms) (mms, Deputy Clerk)

May 14, 2002 RECAP
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MOTION to Intervene as a Plaintiff by Kathy C. Koch with proposed Complaint of Intervenor/Plaintiff and Prayer for Jury Trial (c/s) (mms, Deputy Clerk)

June 27, 2002 PACER
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RESPONSE by LA Weight Loss to [10-1] motion to Intervene as a Plaintiff by Kathy C. Koch (c/s) (mms, Deputy Clerk)

July 12, 2002 PACER
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ORDER GRANTING as unopposedi [10-1] Motion to Intervene as a Plaintiff by Kathy C. Koch ( signed by Chief Judge Frederic N. Smalkin 7/15/02) (c/m 7/15/02 skp) (mms, Deputy Clerk)

July 15, 2002 PACER
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Intervenor's COMPLAINT by Kathy C. Koch against LA Weight Loss and Prayer for Jury Trial (c/s) (mms, Deputy Clerk)

July 15, 2002 PACER
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ANSWER by LA Weight Loss to [13-1] Intervenor Complaint (c/s) (mms, Deputy Clerk)

Aug. 5, 2002 PACER
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MOTION with memorandum in support by LA Weight Loss to Dismiss Counts I and III of the Complaint of Intervenor/Plaintiff Kathy Koch with Attachment 1 (c/s) (mms, Deputy Clerk)

Aug. 5, 2002 PACER
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NOTICE of attorney appearance for EEOC by Tracy Hudson Spicer and withdrawing the appearance of Stephen P. O'Rourke, Pamela E. Hostetler and Richard J. Mrizek. (c/s) (jlb, Deputy Clerk)

Aug. 22, 2002 PACER
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ORDER granting [17-1] motion of Plaintiff for Suzanne Lenahan Nyfeler to Appear Pro Hac Vice. (signed by Clerk) (c/i 8/23/02) (das, Deputy Clerk)

Aug. 23, 2002 RECAP
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ORDER granting [18-1] motion for Kenneth M Golski to Appear Pro Hac Vice. (signed by Clerk 8/23/02) (c/i 8/23/02) (das, Deputy Clerk)

Aug. 23, 2002 RECAP
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ORDER granting [19-1] motion for Ronald L Phillips to Appear Pro Hac Vice. (signed by Clerk 8/23/02) (c/i 8/23/02) (das, Deputy Clerk)

Aug. 23, 2002 RECAP
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STIPULATION AND ORDER to Amend Intervenor's Complaint and "APPROVAL." (signed by Chief Judge Frederic N. Smalkin 8/26/02) (c/m 8/26/02 skp) (mms, Deputy Clerk)

Aug. 26, 2002 PACER
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INTERVENOR'S FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT by Kathy C. Koch against LA Weight Loss (c/s) (mms, Deputy Clerk)

Aug. 26, 2002 PACER
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ORDER mooting [15-1] Motion of Defendant to Dismiss Counts I and III of the Complaint of Intervenor/Plaintiff Kathy Koch (signed Chief Judge Frederic N. Smalkin 9/11/02) (c/m 9/11/02 neg) (mms, Deputy Clerk)

Sept. 11, 2002 PACER
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ANSWER by LA Weight Loss to First Amended Complaint (c/s) (mms, Deputy Clerk)

Sept. 12, 2002 PACER
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ORDER REQUESTING Counsel to confer and submit a Proposed Joint Schedule to govern the course of future proceedings in this case. (signed by Chief Judge Frederic N. Smalkin 10/16/02) (c/m 10/16/02 skp) (mms, Deputy Clerk)

Oct. 16, 2002 PACER
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ORDER granting [25-1] Joint Motion to Extend Discovery Deadline and granting [25-2] Joint Motion to Amend [5-1] Scheduling Order ( signed by Judge Frederic N. Smalkin 2/26/03) (c/m 2/26/03 neg) (mms, Deputy Clerk)

Feb. 26, 2003 PACER
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STIPULATION Governing Production of Certain Discovery Materials to be Designated as Lawyers Only by Kathy C. Koch. (Hoelzer, Kelly)

March 18, 2003 RECAP
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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Kathy C. Koch re [26] Stipulation Governing Production of Certain Discovery Materials to be Designated as Lawyers Only (Hoelzer, Kelly)

March 18, 2003 RECAP
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PAPERLESS ORDER APPROVING Stipulation Governing Production of Certain Discovery Materials to be Designated as Lawyers Only re [26] Stipulation filed by Kathy C. Koch. Signed by Judge Frederic N. Smalkin on 03/19/2003. (Smalkin, Frederic)

March 19, 2003 PACER
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AFFIDAVIT of Service for Subpoena for Medical Records of Kathy Koch served on Lawrence R. Hyman, M.D. on March 26, 2003, filed by LA Weight Loss. (Torphy-Donzella, Elizabeth)

March 26, 2003 RECAP
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Correspondence re: REASSIGNMENT of Case from Judge Smalkin to Judge Quarles (mms, Deputy Clerk)

March 28, 2003 RECAP
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NOTICE by Kathy C. Koch of Withdrawal of Appearance of Kelly C. Hoelzer (Hoelzer, Kelly)

July 14, 2003 RECAP
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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Kathy C. Koch re [31] Notice (Other) of Withdrawal of Appearance (Hoelzer, Kelly)

July 14, 2003 RECAP
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NOTICE of service of motion to compel discovery by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Attachments: # (1) Motion to Compel# (2) Memorandum in Support of Motion to Compel)(Phillips, Ronald)

1 Motion to Compel

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2 Memorandum in Support of Motion to Compel

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Aug. 14, 2003 RECAP
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NOTICE of service of response to motion to compel discovery by LA Weight Loss re [33] Notice of service of motion to compel discovery (Attachments: # (1) Oppostion To Motion To Compel# (2) Appendix # (3) Exhibit A# (4) Exhibit B# (5) Exhibit C# (6) Exhibit D# (7) Exhibit E# (8) Exhibit F# (9) Exhibit G# (10) Exhibit H# (11) Exhibit I# (12) Errata J# (13) Exhibit K)(Torphy-Donzella, Elizabeth)

1 Oppostion To Motion To Compel

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2 Appendix

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3 Exhibit A

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4 Exhibit B

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5 Exhibit C

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6 Exhibit D

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7 Exhibit E

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8 Exhibit F

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9 Exhibit G

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10 Exhibit H

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11 Exhibit I

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12 Errata J

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13 Exhibit K

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Sept. 12, 2003 RECAP
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MOTION for Protective Order by LA Weight Loss. Responses due by 9/29/2003 (Attachments: # (1) Memo In Support# (2) Appendix # (3) Exhibit A# (4) Exhibit B# (5) Exhibit C# (6) Exhibit D# (7) Exhibit E# (8) Exhibit F# (9) Exhibit G# (10) Exhibit H# (11) Exhibit I# (12) Exhibit J# (13) Exhibit K# (14) Exhibit L# (15) Exhibit M# (16))(Torphy-Donzella, Elizabeth)

1 Memo In Support

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2 Appendix

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3 Exhibit A

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4 Exhibit B

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5 Exhibit C

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6 Exhibit D

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7 Exhibit E

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8 Exhibit F

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9 Exhibit G

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10 Exhibit H

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11 Exhibit I

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12 Exhibit J

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13 Exhibit K

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14 Exhibit L

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15 Exhibit M

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Sept. 12, 2003 RECAP
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NOTICE of service of motion to compel discovery by Kathy C. Koch (Attachments: # (1) Motion to Compel Production of Documents and Interrogatory Answers# (2) Attachment 1 to Motion to Compel# (3) Attachment 2 to Motion to Compel# (4) Attachment 3 to Motion to Compel# (5) Attachment 4 to Motion to Compel# (6) Attachment 5 to Motion to Compel# (7) Attachment 6 to Motion to Compel# (8) Attachment 7 to Motion to Compel# (9) Attachment 8 to Motion to Compel# (10) Attachment 9 to Motion to Compel# (11) Attachment 10 to Motion to Compel# (12) Attachment 11 to Motion to Compel# (13) Memorandum in Support of Motion to Compel Production of Documents and Interrogatory Answers# (14) Exhibit A to Memorandum in Support# (15) Exhibit B to Memorandum in Support# (16) Exhibit C to Memorandum in Support# (17) Exhibit D to Memorandum in Support# (18) Exhibit E to Memorandum in Support# (19) Exhibit F to Memorandum in Support# (20) Exhibit G to Memorandum in Support# (21) Exhibit H to Memorandum in Support# (22) Exhibit I to Memorandum in Support)(White, Pamela)

1 Motion to Compel Production of Documents and Interrogatory Answers

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2 Attachment 1 to Motion to Compel

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3 Attachment 2 to Motion to Compel

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4 Attachment 3 to Motion to Compel

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5 Attachment 4 to Motion to Compel

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6 Attachment 5 to Motion to Compel

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7 Attachment 6 to Motion to Compel

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8 Attachment 7 to Motion to Compel

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9 Attachment 8 to Motion to Compel

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10 Attachment 9 to Motion to Compel

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11 Attachment 10 to Motion to Compel

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12 Attachment 11 to Motion to Compel

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13 Memorandum in Support of Motion to Compel Production of Documents and Interroga

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14 Exhibit A to Memorandum in Support

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15 Exhibit B to Memorandum in Support

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16 Exhibit C to Memorandum in Support

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17 Exhibit D to Memorandum in Support

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18 Exhibit E to Memorandum in Support

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19 Exhibit F to Memorandum in Support

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20 Exhibit G to Memorandum in Support

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21 Exhibit H to Memorandum in Support

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22 Exhibit I to Memorandum in Support

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Sept. 16, 2003 RECAP
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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Kathy C. Koch re [36] Notice of service of motion to compel discovery,,,, (White, Pamela)

Sept. 16, 2003 RECAP
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MOTION to Withdraw [35] MOTION for Protective Order With Order by LA Weight Loss. Responses due by 10/20/2003 (Torphy-Donzella, Elizabeth)

Oct. 3, 2003 RECAP
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STIPULATION Confidentiality and Order by LA Weight Loss. (Attachments: # (1) Exhibit A)(Torphy-Donzella, Elizabeth)

1 Exhibit A

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Oct. 3, 2003 RECAP
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PAPERLESS ORDER granting [38]Defendant's Motion to Withdraw [35] Motion for Protective Order. Signed by Judge William D Quarles Jr. on October 7, 2003. (Quarles, William)

Oct. 7, 2003 PACER
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Paperless ORDER granting [39] confidentiality Stipulation filed by LA Weight Loss. Signed by Judge William D Quarles Jr. on October 7, 2003. (Quarles, William)

Oct. 7, 2003 PACER
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NOTICE of service of response to motion to compel discovery by LA Weight Loss re [36] Notice of service of motion to compel discovery,,,,, [37] Certificate of Service Response to Intervenor/Plaintiff Kathy Koch's Motion to Compel (Attachments: # (1) Cover Page to Motion to Compel# (2) Table of Contents# (3) Opposition to Intervenor/Plaintiff Kathy Koch's Motion to Compel# (4) Appendix # (5) Notice of Lengthy Filing of Exhibits# (6) Exhibit A# (7) Exhibit B# (8) Exhibit C# (9) Exhibit D# (10) Exhibit F# (11) Exhibit G# (12) Exhibit H# (13) Exhibit I# (14) Exhibit L# (15) Exhibit M# (16) Exhibit O# (17) Exhibit Q# (18) Exhibit R# (19) Exhibit S# (20) Exhibit T# (21) Exhibit U# (22) Exhibit V# (23) Exhibit W# (24) Exhibit X# (25) Exhibit Y# (26) Exhibit AA# (27) Exhibit BB# (28) Exhibit CC# (29) Exhibit DD# (30) Exhibit FF# (31) Exhibit GG# (32) Exhibit EE)(Torphy-Donzella, Elizabeth)

1 Cover Page to Motion to Compel

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2 Table of Contents

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3 Opposition to Intervenor/Plaintiff Kathy Koch's Motion to Compel

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4 Appendix

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5 Notice of Lengthy Filing of Exhibits

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6 Exhibit A

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7 Exhibit B

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8 Exhibit C

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9 Exhibit D

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10 Exhibit F

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13 Exhibit I

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14 Exhibit L

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16 Exhibit O

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21 Exhibit U

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24 Exhibit X

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25 Exhibit Y

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26 Exhibit AA

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27 Exhibit BB

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28 Exhibit CC

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29 Exhibit DD

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30 Exhibit FF

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31 Exhibit GG

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32 Exhibit EE

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Nov. 13, 2003 RECAP
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MOTION for Corbett Anderson to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (mcb, Deputy Clerk)

Nov. 14, 2003 RECAP
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MARGINAL ORDER granting [43] Motion for Corbett Anderson to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Document #44 see #43 Signed by Clerk on 11/14/03. (mcb, Deputy Clerk)

Nov. 14, 2003 PACER
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MOTION for Leave to File Amended Complaint by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Responses due by 12/29/2003 (Attachments: # (1) Memorandum in Support of Plaintiff EEOC's Motion for Leave to File Amended Complaint# (2) Amended Complaint and Jury Trial Demand# (3) Amended Complaint and Jury Trial Demand (Local Rule 103(6)(c) copy))(Phillips, Ronald)

1 Memorandum in Support of Plaintiff EEOC's Motion for Leave to File Amended

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2 Amended Complaint and Jury Trial Demand

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3 Amended Complaint and Jury Trial Demand (Local Rule 103(6)(c) copy)

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Dec. 10, 2003 RECAP
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MOTION to Bifurcate Trial and Discovery by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Responses due by 12/29/2003 (Attachments: # (1) Memorandum in Support of Plaintiff EEOC's Motion to Bifurcate Trial and Discovery# (2) Proposed Order Regarding Bifurcation and Scheduling)(Phillips, Ronald)

1 Memorandum in Support of Plaintiff EEOC's Motion to Bifurcate Trial and Di

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2 Proposed Order Regarding Bifurcation and Scheduling

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Dec. 10, 2003 RECAP
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Paperless ORDER. Counsel for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission have e-filed document number 45 which, with attachments, exceeds 15 pages in length. Counsel have not submitted a paper copy of that document as required by the court's CM/ECF instructions. Counsel are directed to do so immediately by mailing or hand-delivering to chambers a paper copy of the document, together with a notice that the document has been e-filed.. Signed by Judge William D Quarles Jr. on 12/15/2003. (kab, Chambers)

Dec. 15, 2003 PACER
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MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to [46] MOTION to Bifurcate Trial and Discovery filed by Plaintiff EEOC by LA Weight Loss. Responses due by 1/3/2004 (Gollin, David)

Dec. 17, 2003 RECAP
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Paperless ORDER granting [48] unopposed Motion for Extension of Time until January 20, 2004 to File Response re [46] MOTION to Bifurcate Trial and Discovery Responses due by 1/20/2004 Replies due by 2/3/2004.. Signed by Judge William D Quarles Jr. on December 17, 2003. (Quarles, William)

Dec. 17, 2003 PACER
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RESPONSE to Motion re [46] MOTION to Bifurcate Trial and Discovery filed by Kathy C. Koch. Replies due by 1/6/2004. (White, Pamela)

Dec. 23, 2003 RECAP
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Joint MOTION for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Responses due by 1/15/2004 (Attachments: # (1) proposed Order Regarding Joint Motion to Extend Discovery)(Phillips, Ronald)

1 proposed Order Regarding Joint Motion to Extend Discovery

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Dec. 29, 2003 RECAP
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NOTICE of service of reply to response to motion to compel discovery by Kathy C. Koch re [42] Notice of service of response to motion to compel discovery,,, (Attachments: # (1) Notice of Service of Reply to Response to Motion to Compel Discovery)(White, Pamela)

1 Notice of Service of Reply to Response to Motion to Compel Discovery

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Jan. 13, 2004 RECAP
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MOTION Pre-Trial Conference by LA Weight Loss. Responses due by 2/6/2004 (Attachments: # (1) Memorandum in Support of# (2) Exhibit A# (3) Exhibit B# (4) Text of Proposed Order # (5) Text of Proposed Order)(Torphy-Donzella, Elizabeth)

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Jan. 20, 2004 RECAP
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RESPONSE re [53] MOTION Pre-Trial Conference filed by Kathy C. Koch, Kathy C. Koch. (White, Pamela)

Feb. 3, 2004 RECAP
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REPLY to Response to Motion re [53] MOTION Pre-Trial Conference, [46] MOTION to Bifurcate Trial and Discovery filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # (1) Exhibit 1# (2) Exhibit 2# (3) Exhibit 3# (4) Exhibit 4# (5) Exhibit 5# (6) Certificate of Service)(Phillips, Ronald)

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6 Certificate of Service

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Feb. 3, 2004 RECAP
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ORDER granting [51] Joint Motion for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery. Signed by Judge William D Quarles Jr. on 1/13/04. (hml, Deputy Clerk)

Feb. 4, 2004 RECAP
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MOTION for Leave to File Reply Brief in Support of Motion for Pre-Trial Conference and Regarding EEOC Motion to Bifurcate by LA Weight Loss. Responses due by 3/8/2004 (Attachments: # (1) Exhibit 1# (2) Text of Proposed Order)(Torphy-Donzella, Elizabeth)

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2 Text of Proposed Order

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Feb. 20, 2004 RECAP
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MOTION to Compel Discovery by Kathy C. Koch. Responses due by 3/15/2004 (Attachments: # (1) Local Rule 104.7 Certificate)(White, Pamela)

1 Local Rule 104.7 Certificate

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Feb. 25, 2004 RECAP
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RESPONSE in Opposition re [57] MOTION for Leave to File Reply Brief in Support of Motion for Pre-Trial Conference and Regarding EEOC Motion to Bifurcate or, in the alternative, Motion to File Memorandum in Rebuttal to Defendant's Sur-Reply Brief filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Replies due by 3/10/2004. (Attachments: # (1) Plaintiff EEOC's Memorandum in Rebuttal to Defendant's Sur-Reply Brief Regarding Motion to Bifurcate# (2) proposed Order)(Phillips, Ronald)

1 Plaintiff EEOC's Memorandum in Rebuttal to Defendant's Sur-Reply Brie

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Feb. 25, 2004 RECAP
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NOTICE of service of motion to compel discovery by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Attachments: # (1) Plaintiff EEOC's Second Motion to Compel Answers to Interrogatories and Production of Documents# (2) Memorandum in Support of Plaintiff EEOC's Second Motion to Compel Answers to Interrogatories and Production of Documents# (3) Exhibit #1 to Memorandum in Support of Plaintiff EEOC's Second Motion to Compel)(Phillips, Ronald)

1 Plaintiff EEOC's Second Motion to Compel Answers to Interrogatories and Pr

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March 10, 2004 RECAP
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MEMORANDUM to Counsel RE: Scheduling date for motions hearing. Signed by Judge William D Quarles Jr. on 3/16/04. (jnl, Deputy Clerk)

March 16, 2004 RECAP
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NOTICE of service of reply to response to motion to compel discovery by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission re [34] Notice of service of response to motion to compel discovery, (Attachments: # (1) Memorandum in Reply to Defendant's Opposition to EEOC's Motion to Compel Answers to Interrogatories and Production of Documents (First Set)# (2) Exhibit #1# (3) Exhibit #2)(Phillips, Ronald)

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March 22, 2004 RECAP
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MARGINAL ORDER granting [57] Motion for Leave to File Reply Brief in support of motion for pre-trial conference and regarding EEOC motion to bifurcate. Signed by Judge William D Quarles Jr. on 3/24/04. (jnl, Deputy Clerk)

March 24, 2004 RECAP
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REPLY BRIEF in Support re [53] MOTION Pre-Trial Conference and regarding EEOC motion to bifurcate filed by LA Weight Loss. (jnl, Deputy Clerk)

March 24, 2004 RECAP
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ORDER granting [45] Unopposed Motion of plaintiff for Leave to File amended complaint, granting [46] Motion of plaintiff to Bifurcate trial and discovery, granting joint motion for extension of time to complete discovery, granting [53] Motion of defendant for pre-trial conference, referring Koch's motion to compel discovery to a Magistrate Judge for disposition. Signed by Judge William D Quarles Jr. on 3/24/04. (jnl, Deputy Clerk)

March 24, 2004 RECAP
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AMENDED COMPLAINT against all defendants, filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # (1) Red line amended complaint)(jnl, Deputy Clerk)

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March 24, 2004 RECAP
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ORDER REFERRING CASE to Magistrate Judge Paul W. Grimm for Discovery. Signed by Judge William D Quarles Jr. on 3/24/04. (mcb, Deputy Clerk)

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REQUEST for Extension of Time to File (Landau, David)

April 6, 2004 RECAP
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Paperless ORDER granting [68] Request for Extension of Time until April 12, 2004 to File agreed upon scheduling order. Signed by Judge William D Quarles Jr. on April 6, 2004. (Quarles, William)

April 6, 2004 PACER
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LETTER ORDER granting in part and denying in part [58] Motion of Plaintiff to Compel. Signed by Judge Paul W. Grimm on 4/6/04. (Attachments: # (1) Attachment 1; # (2) Attachment (2) (mcb, Deputy Clerk)

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April 6, 2004 RECAP
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CERTIFICATE of Counsel by David E Landau on behalf of LA Weight Loss (Landau, David)

April 9, 2004 RECAP
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Correspondence re: Certification (Landau, David)

April 9, 2004 RECAP
73

NOTICE by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission of Filing of Order Regarding Bifurcation and Scheduling (Attachments: # (1) proposed Order Regarding Bifurcation and Scheduling)(Phillips, Ronald)

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April 12, 2004 RECAP
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Defendant's Objections to Proposed Scheduling Order Filed by the EEOC on April 12, 2004 Regarding Bifurcation by LA Weight Loss. Responses due by 4/29/2004 (Attachments: # (1) Exhibit Exhibit A# (2) Exhibit Exhibit B# (3) Exhibit Exhibit C# (4) Exhibit Exhibit D# (5) Exhibit Exhibit E# (6) Exhibit Exhibit F# (7) Exhibit Exhibit G# (8) Exhibit Exhibit H)(Gollin, David) Modified on 4/13/2004 (mcb, Deputy Clerk). Additional attachment(s) added on 4/23/2004 - Replacing previously filed Exhibit C) (mcb, Deputy Clerk).

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2 Exhibit Exhibit B

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4 Exhibit Exhibit D

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5 Exhibit Exhibit E

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6 Exhibit Exhibit F

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7 Exhibit Exhibit G

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8 Exhibit Exhibit H

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9 Corrected Exhibit C

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April 12, 2004 RECAP
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MOTION to Strike Exhibits by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Responses due by 5/3/2004 (Attachments: # (1) Exhibit #1# (2) proposed Order Regarding Motion to Strike Exhibits)(Phillips, Ronald)

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April 16, 2004 RECAP
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NOTICE by Kathy C. Koch re [70] Order on Motion to Compel For Costs and Attorneys' Fees (Attachments: # (1) Exhibit Affidavit of Pamela J. White with Exhibit A - Resume of Pamela J. White and Exhibit B - Billing information)(White, Pamela)

1 Exhibit Affidavit of Pamela J. White with Exhibit A - Resume of Pamela J. White

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April 19, 2004 RECAP
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Response to Magistrate Judge's Order of April 6, 2004 Regarding Plaintiff Intervenor Kathy Koch's Motion to Compel filed by LA Weight Loss. (Attachments: # (1) Exhibit A)(Landau, David) Modified on 4/21/2004 (mcb, Deputy Clerk).

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April 19, 2004 RECAP
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NOTICE by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission of filing of Rebuttal to Defendant's Memorandum Setting Forth Objections to Proposed Scheduling Order (Document Number #74) (Attachments: # (1) Exhibit 1)(Phillips, Ronald)

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April 20, 2004 RECAP
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RESPONSE re [77] Memorandum to Objections of Defendant LA Weight Loss to Proposed Scheduling Order filed by Kathy C. Koch. (White, Pamela)

April 20, 2004 RECAP
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Correcting Earlier Submission (Torphy-Donzella, Elizabeth)

April 23, 2004 RECAP
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ORDER GRANTING [80] Request to Correct an Earlier Submission filed by LA Weight Loss. Signed by Judge William D Quarles Jr. on 4/23/04. (mcb, Deputy Clerk)

April 23, 2004 RECAP
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RESPONSE in Opposition To The Statement of Kathy C. Koch for Costs and Attorneys' Fees filed by LA Weight Loss. Replies due by 5/10/2004. (Attachments: # (1) Exhibit Hayes v. Mazda Motor Corp., 2000 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 20002 (D. Md. Aug. 4, 2000))(Gollin, David)

1 Exhibit Hayes v. Mazda Motor Corp., 2000 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 20002 (D. Md. Aug. 4,

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April 26, 2004 RECAP
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REPLY to [82] Response in Opposition to Motion, [76] Notice (Other), Notice (Other) Reply in Support of Statement of Kathy C. Koch for Costs and Attorneys' Fees filed by Kathy C. Koch. (Attachments: # (1) Exhibit A# (2) Exhibit B)(White, Pamela) Modified on 4/30/2004 (mcb, Deputy Clerk).

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April 29, 2004 RECAP
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MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to [75] MOTION to Strike Exhibits by LA Weight Loss. Responses due by 5/24/2004 (Attachments: # (1) Exhibit Defendant;s Opposition to EEOC's Motion to Strike# (2) Text of Proposed Order)(Gollin, David)

1 Exhibit Defendant;s Opposition to EEOC's Motion to Strike

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May 7, 2004 RECAP
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Paperless ORDER granting [84] Motion for Extension of Time to File Response. Defendant's opposition to Plaintiff's Motion to Strike, attached as Exhibit A to Paper #84, is deemed timely filed. Signed by Judge William D Quarles Jr. on May 11, 2004. (Quarles, William)

May 11, 2004 PACER
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REPLY to Response to Motion re [75] MOTION to Strike Exhibits filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Phillips, Ronald)

May 20, 2004 RECAP
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MOTION of Jonathan D. Wetchler to Appear Pro Hac Vice by LA Weight Loss. (Filed in Clerk's Office on 12/18/04) (mcb, Deputy Clerk)

May 20, 2004 RECAP
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MARGINAL ORDER granting [87] Motion of LA Weight Loss for Jonathan D. Wetchler to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Fee paid Receipt #1204129 - for Document #88 see #87). Signed by Clerk on 5/20/04. (mcb, Deputy Clerk)

May 20, 2004 PACER
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ORDER Regarding Bifurcation and Scheduling. Signed by Judge William D Quarles Jr. on 5/25/04. (mcb, Deputy Clerk)

May 25, 2004 RECAP
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MARGINAL ORDER denying [75] Motion of Plaintiff to Strike Exhibits. Signed by Judge William D Quarles Jr. on 5/25/04. (mcb, Deputy Clerk)

May 25, 2004 RECAP
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MOTION of Larry H. Spector to Appear Pro Hac Vice by LA Weight Loss. (mcb, Deputy Clerk) (FILED IN CLERK'S OFFICE ON 5/24/04)

May 27, 2004 RECAP
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MARGINAL ORDER granting [91] Motion of Defendant for Larry H. Spector to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Fee paid Receipt #1204232 - for Document #92 see #91). Signed by Clerk on 5/26/04. (mcb, Deputy Clerk)(FILED IN CLERK'S OFC. ON 5/26/04)

May 27, 2004 PACER
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LETTER ORDER. Defendant ordered to pay reasonable fees and expenses as therein set forth within 30 days of this Order. Signed by Judge Paul W. Grimm on 6/4/04. (mcb, Deputy Clerk)

June 4, 2004 RECAP
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MOTION for Sanctions by Kathy C. Koch. Responses due by 6/24/2004 (Attachments: # (1) Memorandum in Support of Motion for Sanctions# (2) Exhibit A# (3) Notice of Lengthy Exhibit B and E# (4) Exhibit C# (5) Exhibit D# (6) Exhibit F# (7) Exhibit G# (8) Exhibit H)(White, Pamela)

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3 Notice of Lengthy Exhibit B and E

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5 Exhibit D

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6 Exhibit F

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7 Exhibit G

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8 Exhibit H

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June 7, 2004 RECAP
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LETTER ORDER re: Motion for Sanctions - Paper No. 94. Signed by Judge Paul W. Grimm on 6/8/04. (mcb, Deputy Clerk)

June 8, 2004 RECAP
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ANSWER to Amended Complaint by LA Weight Loss.(Gollin, David)

June 9, 2004 RECAP
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RESPONSE in Opposition to Intervenor/Plaintiff Kathy C. Koch's Motion for Sanctions filed by LA Weight Loss. Replies due by 7/6/2004. (Attachments: # (1) Exhibit A - March 8, 1998 Letter# (2) Exhibit B - Portlock Deposition# (3) Exhibit C - Koch Deposition# (4) Exhibit D - Siegel Affidavit# (5) Exhibit E - April 21, 1998 Letter# (6) Exhibit F - O'Brien Deposition# (7) Exhibit G - Second Supplemental Responses# (8) Exhibit H - Third Supplemental Responses# (9) Exhibit I - Plaintiff's Requests for Production# (10) Exhibit J - Plaintiff's Interrogatories# (11) Exhibit K - Privilege Log)(Gollin, David)

1 Exhibit A - March 8, 1998 Letter

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2 Exhibit B - Portlock Deposition

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3 Exhibit C - Koch Deposition

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4 Exhibit D - Siegel Affidavit

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5 Exhibit E - April 21, 1998 Letter

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6 Exhibit F - O'Brien Deposition

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7 Exhibit G - Second Supplemental Responses

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8 Exhibit H - Third Supplemental Responses

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9 Exhibit I - Plaintiff's Requests for Production

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10 Exhibit J - Plaintiff's Interrogatories

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11 Exhibit K - Privilege Log

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June 21, 2004 RECAP
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PAPERLESS ORDER: Plaintiff/Intervenor Koch's reply to Defendant's response in opposition to Plaintiff's motion for sanctions, due Monday, June 28, 2004, will be filed no later than noon. A hearing then will be held via telephone on Tuesday, June 29, 2004 at 4 p.m., at which time the Court will issue its ruling. Plaintiff Koch will make arrangements for a court reporter, and initiate the conference call for the hearing. Signed by Judge Paul W. Grimm on 6/23/04. (Grimm, Paul)(jgb)

June 23, 2004 PACER
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NOTICE OF APPEAL by LA Weight Loss. Filing fee $ 255. Appeal Record due by 7/26/2004. (Gollin, David)

June 24, 2004 RECAP
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RESPONSE in Support re [94] MOTION for Sanctions filed by Kathy C. Koch, Kathy C. Koch. Replies due by 7/12/2004. (Attachments: # (1) Exhibit A)(White, Pamela)

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State / Territory: Maryland

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Feb. 28, 2002

Closing Date: Dec. 1, 2018

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

LA Weight Loss (Baltimore), Private Entity/Person

LA Weight Loss, Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: 20,000,000.00

Order Duration: 2008 - 2018

Content of Injunction:

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Discrimination Prohibition

Hire

Implement complaint/dispute resolution process

Other requirements regarding hiring, promotion, retention

Recordkeeping

Reporting

Training

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Pattern or Practice

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Hiring

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Male

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit