Case: Ramirez v. Cintas Corporation

3:04-cv-00281 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

Filed Date: Jan. 20, 2004

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Case Summary

On January 20, 2004, Cintas Corporation employees filed a lawsuit against Cintas under 42 U.S.C. § 1981, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e, et seq., the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, and the California Unfair Business Practices Act, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. The plaintiffs, represented initially by private counsel, asked the Court for declaratory, equitable, and compensatory relief, claiming that Cintas…

On January 20, 2004, Cintas Corporation employees filed a lawsuit against Cintas under 42 U.S.C. § 1981, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e, et seq., the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, and the California Unfair Business Practices Act, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. The plaintiffs, represented initially by private counsel, asked the Court for declaratory, equitable, and compensatory relief, claiming that Cintas engaged in a pattern or practice of employment discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, and sex. Specifically, the Plaintiffs claimed that Cintas engaged in, among other practices, discriminatory hiring, recruitment, promotion, assignment, transfer, and compensation.

On October 29, 2004, the Court (Judge Jeffrey S. White) issued a stipulation and order that defined the scope of the class claims, allowed Plaintiffs to file a third amended complaint, and outlined limited discovery and the schedule for Defendant's motion to compel arbitration.

On March 22, 2005, the Court granted Defendant's motion to compel three plaintiffs to arbitrate their claims and stayed the action as to those plaintiffs pending completion of the arbitration proceedings. The Court denied Defendant's motion to dismiss to the extent it sought to dismiss those plaintiffs from the action. Ramirez v. Cintas Corp., 2005 WL 658984 (N.D. Cal. Mar. 22, 2005).

The Court granted the EEOC's motion to intervene on April 26, 2005. Finding that the subject matter was of public importance, that the litigation was still in its early stages, that neither party would be prejudiced, and that neither Plaintiff nor Defendant objected to the EEOC's intervention, the Court ordered the EEOC to file a complaint in intervention within seven days. The EEOC filed its complaint in intervention on April 27, 2005. The complaint asked the Court for equitable relief, back-pay, and punitive damages.

On September 20, 2005, after the parties filed a stipulation, the Court issued an order relating Ramirez v. Cintas with Houston v. Cintas (Northern District of California, Docket No. C-05-03145-CRB). The Houston case was also transferred to Judge White.

On November 2, 2005, the Court granted Defendant's motion to compel another plaintiff to arbitrate his claims and stayed that action as to that Plaintiffs pending completion of the arbitration proceedings. The Court denied Defendant's motion to dismiss to the extent it sought to dismiss the Plaintiff from the action. Ramirez v. Cintas Corp., 2005 WL 2894628 (N.D. Cal. Nov. 2, 2005).

On December 8, 2005, based on the parties' joint stipulation, the Court dismissed the class action representatives individual claims with prejudice and removed her as the class representative. The order specified, however, that the former class representative could participate as a member of the certified class if she qualified under the class definition.

On January 12, 2006, the Court dismissed another putative class representative's claim claims and individuals claims based on the parties' joint stipulation. The Court found that the individual Plaintiff could not serve as class representative and was not entitled to attorneys' fees and costs. The Court issued a similar order regarding another individual plaintiff on March 9, 2006.

On May 11, 2006, the Court ordered that class claims of discrimination against African Americans, Hispanics, and women in hiring for certain positions at Cintas' Rental Division, made pursuant to Title VII and § 1981, were transferred to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. All other claims had been dismissed or stayed pending arbitration.

The arbitrator filed an opinion on September 15, 2006. The arbitrator found that the Cintas Employment Agreements permit class-wide arbitration and that there was no limitation to where the class action may be heard.

The Court denied Defendant's motion to vacate the arbitration decision on November 22, 2006. The Court found that the arbitrator had not "manifestly disregarded the law" and that the decision was not irrational. Ramirez v. Cintas Corp., 2006 WL 3388628 (N.D. Cal. Nov. 22, 2006).

The Court granted Plaintiffs' motion to dismiss the putative class action claims without prejudice so that they were able to proceed with their individual claims through arbitration on April 3, 2009. Defendant did not oppose the motion and the case was closed on January 28, 2010.

Summary Authors

Haley Waller (8/21/2010)

Related Cases

Houston v. Cintas Corporation, Northern District of California (2005)

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Judge(s)

White, Jeffrey Steven (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Baller, Morris J. (California)

Eberle, Betty (Wisconsin)

Entin, Scott A. (Illinois)

Jaramillo, Joseph E. (California)

Kan, James (California)

Legenza, Sharon K. (Illinois)

Maldonado, Nancy L. (Illinois)

Mills, Heather Marie (California)

Siskind, Sarah (Wisconsin)

Judge(s)

White, Jeffrey Steven (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Baller, Morris J. (California)

Eberle, Betty (Wisconsin)

Entin, Scott A. (Illinois)

Jaramillo, Joseph E. (California)

Kan, James (California)

Legenza, Sharon K. (Illinois)

Maldonado, Nancy L. (Illinois)

Mills, Heather Marie (California)

Siskind, Sarah (Wisconsin)

Steele, Roberta L. (California)

Strauss, Paul Leonard (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Abell, Nancy L. (California)

Atkinson, Mark W. (California)

Baca, Elena (California)

Deng, Joseph W. (California)

Geier, Jon A. (District of Columbia)

Grossman, Paul (District of Columbia)

Morgan, Heather A. (California)

O'Neill, Maureen (Georgia)

Rowe, Rachael (Ohio)

Womack, Michael (Ohio)

Other Attorney(s)

Kryvoruka, Kenneth J (District of Columbia)

Unitas, Robert D (District of Columbia)

White-Dunston, Erica D. (Maryland)

Expert/Monitor/Master

Lynch, Eugene F. (California)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket [PACER]

Feb. 22, 2008 Docket

Docket [PACER]

Ramirez et al. v. Cintas

Feb. 22, 2008 Docket

Docket

Jan. 28, 2010 Docket
5

First Amended Class Action Complaint

April 26, 2004 Complaint
34

STIPULATION AND ORDER TO (1) NARROW THE SECOND AMENDED COMPLAINT; (2) ADDRESS ISSUES RAISED IN DEFENDANT’S VENUE MOTION; (3) REVISE THE BRIEFING SCHEDULE FOR . . . DEFENDANT’S ARBITRATION MOTION; (4) CONTINUE THE CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE DATES

Oct. 29, 2004 Order/Opinion
39

Third Amended Complaint and Demand for Jury Trial

Nov. 17, 2004 Complaint
81

Order [Re: Motion to Dismiss Claims]

Ramirez v. Cintas Corp

2005 WL 658984, 2005 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 9237

March 22, 2005 Order/Opinion
88

ORDER GRANTING EEOC’S MOTION FOR LEAVE TO INTERVENE

April 26, 2005 Order/Opinion
89

Complaint-In-Intervention

Ramirez and EEOC v. Cintas Corporation

April 27, 2005 Complaint
118-1

Fourth Amended Complaint and Demand for Jury Trial

Aug. 3, 2005 Complaint

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4165537/ramirez-v-cintas-corporation/

Last updated May 20, 2022, 12:54 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT against Cintas Corporation (Filing fee $ 150.). Filed by Robin Beasley, Luis Pocasangre Cardoza, Sandra Evans, Robert Harris, Robert Ramirez, Jose Salcedo, A. Shapelle Thompson, Coretta Vick. (vlh, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/20/2004) Additional attachment(s) added on 2/12/2004 (vlh, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 01/22/2004)

Jan. 20, 2004
88

ORDER GRANTING 58 MOTION to Intervene filed by EEOC. Signed by Judge Jeffrey S. White on April 26, 2005. (jswlc3, COURTSTAFF) (Filed on 4/26/2005)

April 26, 2005 RECAP
2

ADR SCHEDULING ORDER: Case Management Statement due by 5/21/2004. Case Management Conference set for 5/28/2004 01:30 PM. (Attachments: # 1 Standing Order)(vlh, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/20/2004) (Entered: 01/22/2004)

Jan. 20, 2004
93

ORDER GRANTING 92 Stipulation to Extend ADR Certification Deadline. Signed by Judge Jeffrey S. White on May 9, 2005. (jswlc3, COURTSTAFF) (Filed on 5/9/2005)

May 9, 2005 RECAP
99

ORDER SETTING BRIEFING SCHEDULE ON 98 MOTION for Leave to File an Amended Complaint. Signed by Judge Jeffrey S. White on May 23, 2005. (jswlc3, COURTSTAFF) (Filed on 5/23/2005)

May 23, 2005 RECAP
3

INITIAL SCHEDULING CONFERENCE ORDER: Case Management Conference set for 5/28/2004 01:30 PM. Signed by Judge Jeffrey S. White on 1/27/04. (jjo, ) (Filed on 1/27/2004) (Entered: 01/27/2004)

Jan. 27, 2004
102

ORDER RE 101 Stipulation to Exceed Page Limit. Signed by Judge Jeffrey S. White on May 31, 2005. (jswlc3, COURTSTAFF) (Filed on 5/31/2005)

May 31, 2005 RECAP
5

AMENDED COMPLAINT against all defendants. Filed by Robin Beasley. (Strauss, Paul) (Filed on 4/26/2004) (Entered: 04/26/2004)

April 26, 2004

Summons Issued as to Cintas Corporation. (vlk, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/5/2004) (Entered: 05/06/2004)

May 5, 2004
106

ORDER APPROVING 103 Stipulated Confidentiality Agreement and Agreed Protective Order. Signed by Judge Jeffrey S. White on June 10, 2005. (jswlc3, COURTSTAFF) (Filed on 6/10/2005)

June 10, 2005 RECAP
107

ORDER APPROVING 104 Miscellaneous Administrative Request. Signed by Judge Jeffrey S. White on June 10, 2005. (jswlc3, COURTSTAFF) (Filed on 6/10/2005)

June 10, 2005 RECAP
6

STIPULATION -- STIPULATED REQUEST FOR ORDER CHANGING TIME by Robin Beasley. (Strauss, Paul) (Filed on 5/13/2004) (Entered: 05/13/2004)

May 13, 2004
108

CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER. Signed by Judge Jeffrey S. White on June 10, 2005. (jswlc3, COURTSTAFF) (Filed on 6/10/2005)

June 10, 2005 RECAP
7

Declaration of PAUL STRAUSS in Support of 6 STIPULATED REQUEST FOR ORDER CHANGING TIME filed by Robin Beasley. (Attachments: # 1)(Related document(s) 6 ) (Strauss, Paul) (Filed on 5/13/2004) (Entered: 05/13/2004)

May 13, 2004
8

ORDER GRANTING 6 Stipulation to Continue Case Management Conference to October 1, 2004. Signed by Judge Jeffrey S. White on May 13, 2004. (jswlc2, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/13/2004) (Entered: 05/13/2004)

May 13, 2004
117

ORDER GRANTING 116 Stipulation to Permit Filing of A Fourth Amended Complaint. Signed by Judge Jeffrey S. White on July 27, 2005. (jswlc3, COURTSTAFF) (Filed on 7/27/2005)

July 27, 2005 RECAP
120

ORDER GRANTING 119 APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION OF ATTORNEY NANCY L. MALDONADO PRO HAC VICE. Signed by Judge Jeffrey S. White on 8/8/05. (jjo, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 8/8/2005)

Aug. 8, 2005 RECAP

Set/Reset Hearings: Case Management Conference set for 10/1/2004 01:30 PM. (vlk, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/13/2004) (Entered: 05/14/2004)

May 13, 2004
133

ORDER GRANTING STIPULATION TO HAVE CASES RELATED. Signed by Judge Jeffrey S. White on 9/19/05. (jjo, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 9/19/2005)

Sept. 19, 2005 RECAP
9

MOTION to Amend/Correct Plaintiffs' Notice Of Motion And Motion For Leave To File Second Amended Complaint filed by Robin Beasley, Luis Pocasangre Cardoza, Sandra Evans, Robert Harris, Robert Ramirez, Jose Salcedo, A. Shapelle Thompson, Coretta Vick. Motion Hearing set for 8/6/2004 09:00 AM. (Strauss, Paul) (Filed on 6/30/2004) (Entered: 06/30/2004)

June 30, 2004
10

MEMORANDUM in Support re 9 Regarding Motion For Leave To File Second Amended Complaint filed by Robin Beasley, Luis Pocasangre Cardoza, Sandra Evans, Robert Harris, Robert Ramirez, Jose Salcedo, A. Shapelle Thompson, Coretta Vick. (Attachments: # 1 # 2 # 3 # 4 # 5 # 6 # 7 # 8 # 9 # 10 # 11 # 12 # 13 # 14 # 15)(Related document(s) 9 ) (Strauss, Paul) (Filed on 6/30/2004) (Entered: 06/30/2004)

June 30, 2004
136

ORDER GRANTING 126 Stipulation to relate cases. Signed by Judge Jeffrey S. White on September 19, 2005. (jswlc3, COURTSTAFF) (Filed on 9/20/2005)

Sept. 20, 2005 RECAP
137

ORDER GRANTING 134 Stipulation To Transfer Claims of Robin Beasley. Signed by Judge Jeffrey S. White on 9/20/05. (jjo, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 9/21/2005)

Sept. 21, 2005 RECAP
11

Proposed Order re 9 Motion For Leave To File Second Amended Complaint by Robin Beasley, Luis Pocasangre Cardoza, Sandra Evans, Robert Harris, Robert Ramirez, Jose Salcedo, A. Shapelle Thompson, Coretta Vick. (Strauss, Paul) (Filed on 6/30/2004) (Entered: 06/30/2004)

June 30, 2004
138

ORDER GRANTING 135 Stipulation To Transfer Claims of Amy Severson. Signed by Judge Jeffrey S. White on 9/20/05. (jjo, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 9/21/2005)

Sept. 21, 2005 RECAP
12

NOTICE of Appearance by Paul Strauss Notice Of Appearance Of Additional Counsel For Plaintiffs (Strauss, Paul) (Filed on 7/1/2004) (Entered: 07/01/2004)

July 1, 2004
142

ORDER GRANTING 140 Application for Admission of Attorney Pro Hac Vice. Signed by Judge Jeffrey S. White on September 22, 2005. (jswlc3, COURTSTAFF) (Filed on 9/22/2005)

Sept. 22, 2005 RECAP
13

NOTICE by Cintas Corporation of Non-Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motion for Leave to File a Second Amended Complaint (Attachments: # 1 Notice of Non-Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motion for Leave to File a Second Amended Complaint)(Abell, Nancy) (Filed on 7/6/2004) (Entered: 07/06/2004)

July 6, 2004
143

ORDER GRANTING 141 Application for Admission of Attorney Pro Hac Vice. Signed by Judge Jeffrey S. White on September 22, 2005. (jswlc3, COURTSTAFF) (Filed on 9/22/2005)

Sept. 22, 2005 RECAP
14

ORDER GRANTING 9 Unopposed MOTION For Leave To File Second Amended Complaint. Signed by Judge Jeffrey S. White on July 7, 2004. (jswlc2, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 7/7/2004) (Entered: 07/07/2004)

July 7, 2004
15

Certificate of Interested Entities (Attachments: # 1 Proof of Service)(Abell, Nancy) (Filed on 7/30/2004) (Entered: 07/30/2004)

July 30, 2004
144

ORDER GRANTING 139 Stipulation to Continue CMC and Hearing on Plaintiff-Intervenor's Motion to Amend Complaint. Signed by Judge Jeffrey S. White on September 22, 2005. (jswlc3, COURTSTAFF) (Filed on 9/22/2005)

Sept. 22, 2005 RECAP
154

***FILED IN ERROR. PLEASE SEE DOCKET # 155 ***,/b>NOTICE OF TENTATIVE RULING AND QUESTIONS FOR HEARING ON EEOC'S MOTION TO AMEND. Signed by Judge Jeffrey S. White on October 11, 2005. (jswlc3, COURTSTAFF) (Filed on 10/11/2005) Modified on 10/11/2005 (jswlc3, COURTSTAFF).

Oct. 11, 2005 RECAP
17

MOTION to Transfer Case or Dismiss Plaintiffs filed by Cintas Corporation. Motion Hearing set for 9/10/2004 09:00 AM. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Larry Fultz# 2 Declaration of Matthew Ketchem# 3 Proposed Order Granting Motion to Transfer or Dismiss# 4 Proof of Service)(Abell, Nancy) (Filed on 7/30/2004) (Entered: 07/30/2004)

July 30, 2004
18

MOTION to Dismiss or Stay and Compel Arbitration filed by Cintas Corporation. Motion Hearing set for 9/10/2004 09:00 AM. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Jenice Clendening# 2 Request for Judicial Notice# 3 Proposed Order Granting Motion to Dismiss or Stay and Compel Arbitration# 4 Proposed Order Granting Defendant's Request for Judicial Notice# 5 Proof of Service)(Abell, Nancy) (Filed on 7/30/2004) (Entered: 07/30/2004)

July 30, 2004
155

AMENDED NOTICE OF TENTATIVE RULING AND QUESTIONS FOR HEARING ON EEOC'S MOTION TO AMEND. Signed by Judge Jeffrey S. White on October 11, 2005. CORRECTION OF DOCKET 154 NOTICE OF TENTATIVE RULING AND QUESTIONS FOR HEARING ON EEOC'S MOTION TO AMEND(jswlc3, COURTSTAFF) (Filed on 10/11/2005)

Oct. 11, 2005 RECAP
158

NOTICE OF TENTATIVE RULING AND QUESTIONS FOR HEARING. Signed by Judge Jeffrey S. White on October 12, 2005. (jswlc3, COURTSTAFF) (Filed on 10/12/2005)

Oct. 12, 2005 RECAP
19

Renotice motion hearing on Defendant's Motion to Transfer or Dismiss filed by Cintas Corporation. Motion Hearing set for 11/12/2004 09:00 AM. (Abell, Nancy) (Filed on 8/2/2004) (Entered: 08/02/2004)

Aug. 2, 2004
171

ORDER GRANTING 170 Application for Admission of Attorney Jon Geier Pro Hac Vice. Signed by Judge Jeffrey S. White on 10/27/05. (jjo, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/27/2005)

Oct. 27, 2005 RECAP
20

Renotice motion hearing on Defendant's Motion to Dismiss or Stay and Compel Arbitration filed by Cintas Corporation. Motion Hearing set for 11/12/2004 09:00 AM. (Abell, Nancy) (Filed on 8/2/2004) (Entered: 08/02/2004)

Aug. 2, 2004
172

ORDER GRANTING 169 Application for Admission of Attorney Maureen E. O'Neill Pro Hac Vice. Signed by Judge Jeffrey S. White on 10/27/05. (jjo, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/27/2005)

Oct. 27, 2005 RECAP
21

Declaration of Jenice Clendening (Supplemental) in Support of Defendant's Motion to Dismiss or Stay and Compel Arbitration filed by Cintas Corporation. (Abell, Nancy) (Filed on 8/3/2004) (Entered: 08/03/2004)

Aug. 3, 2004
173

ORDER by Judge Jeffrey S. White GRANTING IN PART AND DENYING IN PART 128 Motion to Dismiss or in the Alternative to Compel Arbitration re Plaintiff James Morgan. (jswlc3, COURTSTAFF) (Filed on 11/2/2005)

Nov. 2, 2005 RECAP
22

STIPULATION re 18 MOTION to Dismiss or Stay and Compel Arbitration , 17 MOTION to Transfer Case or Dismiss Plaintiffs Re Briefing Schedule by Cintas Corporation. (Abell, Nancy) (Filed on 8/5/2004) (Entered: 08/05/2004)

Aug. 5, 2004
179

ORDER by Judge Jeffrey S. White GRANTING 177 Joint Motion for Leave to File More than One Summary Judgment/Summary Adjudication Motions. (jswlc3, COURTSTAFF) (Filed on 12/2/2005)

Dec. 2, 2005 RECAP
23

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Cintas Corporation re 22 Stipulation re Briefing Schedule for Motions to (1) Transfer Venue, or (2) Dismiss Arbitration Plaintiffs or Stay and Compel Arbitration (Abell, Nancy) (Filed on 8/5/2004) (Entered: 08/05/2004)

Aug. 5, 2004
182

ORDER GRANTING 180 Stipulation of Dismissal as to Plaintiff Sandra Evans' Claims. Signed by Judge Jeffrey S. White on December 8, 2005. (jswlc3, COURTSTAFF) (Filed on 12/8/2005)

Dec. 8, 2005 RECAP
24

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Cintas Corporation re 22 Stipulation, 23 Certificate of Service re Briefing Schedule for Motions to (1) Transfer Venue, or (2) Dismiss Arbitration Plaintiffs or Stay and Compel Arbitration (Amended) (Abell, Nancy) (Filed on 8/5/2004) (Entered: 08/05/2004)

Aug. 5, 2004
25

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Cintas Corporation re Briefing Schedule for Motions to (1) Transfer Venue, or (2) Dismiss Arbitration Plaintiffs or Stay and Compel Arbitration (Second Amended) (Abell, Nancy) (Filed on 8/5/2004) (Entered: 08/05/2004)

Aug. 5, 2004
184

Joint STIPULATION AND ORDER of dismissal of plaintiff Robert Harris' claims. Signed by Judge Jeffrey S. White on 01/12/06. (rbe, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/12/2006)

Jan. 12, 2006 RECAP
186

ORDER VACATING Mediation Deadline and CONTINUING Case Management Conference. Signed by Judge Jeffrey S. White on January 17, 2006. (jswlc3, COURTSTAFF) (Filed on 1/17/2006)

Jan. 17, 2006 RECAP
26

Proposed Order re Stipulation re Briefing Schedule for Motions to (1) Transfer Venue or Dismiss, or (2) Dismiss Arbitration Plaintiffs or Stay and Compel Arbitration by Cintas Corporation. (Abell, Nancy) (Filed on 8/5/2004) (Entered: 08/05/2004)

Aug. 5, 2004
188

ORDER GRANTING 187 Application for Admission of Scott A. Entin Pro Hac Vice. Signed by Judge Jeffrey S. White on 3/6/06. (jjo, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/6/2006)

March 6, 2006 RECAP
27

STIPULATION AND ORDER re Breifing Schedule re: 22 . Signed by Judge Jeffrey S. White on August 5, 2004. (jswlc3, COURTSTAFF) (Filed on 8/5/2004) (Entered: 08/05/2004)

Aug. 5, 2004
191

ORDER GRANTING 190 Stipulation and Order to Continue Supplemental Case Management Conference and to Enlarge Time of Case Management Deadlines. Signed by Judge Jeffrey S. White on March 9, 2006. (jswlc3, COURTSTAFF) (Filed on 3/9/2006)

March 9, 2006 RECAP
28

NOTICE by Cintas Corporation re 27 Order (Entry of Order) re: Briefing Schedule for Defendant's Motions to (1) Transfer Venue or Dismiss Non-California Plaintiffs, and (2) Dismiss Arbitration Plaintiffs or Stay and Compel Arbitration (Abell, Nancy) (Filed on 8/17/2004) (Entered: 08/17/2004)

Aug. 17, 2004
192

ORDER GRANTING 189 Stipulation of Dismissal of Plaintiff Luis Pocasangre Cardoza's Claims wiht Prejudice. Signed by Judge Jeffrey S. White on March 9, 2006. (jswlc3, COURTSTAFF) (Filed on 3/9/2006)

March 9, 2006 RECAP
29

STIPULATION and [Proposed] Order to Continue Case Management Conference and Related Dates by Cintas Corporation. (Abell, Nancy) (Filed on 8/31/2004) (Entered: 08/31/2004)

Aug. 31, 2004
194

ORDER Granting 193 Stipulation Concerning Filing of Case Management Conference Statement / Status Report. Signed by Judge Jeffrey S. White on 4/18/06. (jjo, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/18/2006)

April 18, 2006 RECAP
30

ORDER re [29 Stipulation to Continue Case Management Conference and Related Dates. Signed by Judge Jeffrey S. White on September 1, 2004. (jswlc3, COURTSTAFF) (Filed on 9/1/2004) (Entered: 09/01/2004)

Sept. 1, 2004

Set/Reset Hearings: Case Management Conference set for 11/12/2004 01:30 PM. (hdj, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 9/1/2004) (Entered: 09/07/2004)

Sept. 1, 2004
196

ORDER GRANTING 195 Stipulation Concerning Filing of Case Management Conference Statement/Status Report. Signed by Judge Jeffrey S. White on April 25, 2006. (jswlc3, COURTSTAFF) (Filed on 4/25/2006)

April 25, 2006 RECAP
31

NOTICE by Cintas Corporation of Entry of Order to Continue Case Management Conference and Related Dates (Abell, Nancy) (Filed on 9/3/2004) (Entered: 09/03/2004)

Sept. 3, 2004
198

ORDER GRANTING 197 Stipulation Regarding Transfer of Plaintiffs Jones' and Avalos' Title VII and Section 1981 Claims and EEOC Intervention Complaint to the Eastern District of Michigan and Dismissal of Plaintiff Avalos' State Law Claims, and Stay of Plaintiff Ramirez' Claims Pending Arbitration. Signed by Judge Jeffrey S. White on May 11, 2006. (jswlc3, COURTSTAFF) (Filed on 5/11/2006)

May 11, 2006 RECAP
201

ORDER DENYING WITHOUT PREJUDICE 200 Stipulated Consolidated Confidentiality Agreement and Agreed Protective Order. Signed by Judge Jeffrey S. White on 5/16/06. (jjo, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/16/2006)

May 16, 2006 RECAP
32

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE. Signed by Judge Jeffrey S. White on October 26, 2004. (jswlc3, COURTSTAFF) (Filed on 10/26/2004) (Entered: 10/26/2004)

Oct. 26, 2004
203

ORDER GRANTING 202 Stipulated Consolidated Confidentiality Agreement and Agreed Protective Order. Signed by Judge Jeffrey S. White on May 19, 2006. (jswlc3, COURTSTAFF) (Filed on 5/19/2006)

May 19, 2006 RECAP
33

STIPULATION and [Proposed] Order to (1) Narrow the Second Amended Complaint; (2) Address Issues Raised in Defendant's Venue Motion; (3) Revise the Briefing Schedule for Defendant's Arbitration Motion; (4) Continue the Case Management Conference Dates; and (5) Permit Filing of Third Amended Complaint by Cintas Corporation. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - Third Amended Complaint and Demand for Jury Trial)(Abell, Nancy) (Filed on 10/28/2004) (Entered: 10/28/2004)

Oct. 28, 2004
204

ORDER REQUIRING JOINT STATUS REPORTS. Signed by Judge Jeffrey S. White on May 24, 2006. (jswlc3, COURTSTAFF) (Filed on 5/24/2006)

May 24, 2006 RECAP
34

ORDER Re 33 Stipulation to (1) Narrow the Second Amended Complaint; (2) Address Issues Raised in Defendant's Venue Motion; (3) Revise the Briefing Schedule for Defendant's Arbitration Motion; (4) Continue the Case Management Conference Dates; and (5) Permit Filing of Third Amended Complaint. Signed by Judge Jeffrey S. White on October 29, 2004. (jswlc3, COURTSTAFF) (Filed on 10/29/2004) (Entered: 10/29/2004)

Oct. 29, 2004
213

ORDER SETTING BRIEFING SCHEDULE on Petition to Vacate Arbitration Award. Signed by Judge Jeffrey S. White on September 15, 2006. (jswlc3, COURTSTAFF) (Filed on 9/15/2006)

Sept. 15, 2006 RECAP

Set/Reset Hearings: Motion Hearing set for 2/4/2005 09:00 AM. (hdj, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/29/2004) (Entered: 11/01/2004)

Oct. 29, 2004
222

ORDER by Judge Jeffrey S. White DENYING 207 , 209 Petition and Motion to Vacate Arbitration Award. (jswlc3, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 11/22/2006)

Nov. 22, 2006 RECAP
35

NOTICE by Cintas Corporation of Withdrawal of Defendant Cintas Corporation's Motion to (A) Transfer Venue to the Southern District of Ohio, Or in the Alternative, (B) Dismiss Plaintiffs Ramirez, Beasley, Evans, Harris, Salcedo, Thompson, Silvers and Severson for Lack of Venue (Abell, Nancy) (Filed on 11/3/2004) (Entered: 11/03/2004)

Nov. 3, 2004
230

ORDER re Unopposed Motion to Approve Stipulation of Dismissal of Plaintiff Coretta Vick's Individual Claims and Class Claims. Signed by Judge Jeffrey S. White on November 2, 2007. (jswlc3, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 11/2/2007)

Nov. 2, 2007 RECAP
36

ORDER on 35 Notice of withdrawal of Defendant Cintas Corporation's Motion to (A) Transfer Venue to the Southern District of Ohio, or in the alternative, (B) Dismiss Plaintiffs Ramirez, Beasley, Evans, Harris, Salcedo, Thomston, Silvers and Severson for lack of venue. Signed by Judge Jeffrey S. White on November 4, 2004. (jswlc3, COURTSTAFF) (Filed on 11/4/2004) (Entered: 11/04/2004)

Nov. 4, 2004
233

NOTICE OF TENTATIVE RULING AND QUESTIONS FOR HEARING. Signed by Judge Jeffrey S. White on December 11, 2007. (jswlc3, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 12/11/2007)

Dec. 11, 2007 RECAP
38

ORDER Discharging Order to Show Cause. Signed by Judge Jeffrey S. White on November 8, 2004. (jswlc3, COURTSTAFF) (Filed on 11/8/2004) (Entered: 11/08/2004)

Nov. 8, 2004
235

ORDER by Judge Jeffrey S. White GRANTING 227 Unopposed Motion to Dismiss. (jswlc3, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 12/14/2007)

Dec. 14, 2007 RECAP
39

AMENDED COMPLAINT (Third) against Cintas Corporation. Filed byLuis Pocasangre Cardoza, Jose Salcedo, A. Shapelle Thompson, Coretta Vick, Robert Ramirez, Robin Beasley, Sandra Evans, Robert Harris. (Attachments: # 1 # 2 # 3 # 4 # 5 # 6 # 7 # 8 # 9 # 10 # 11 # 12 # 13 # 14)(Strauss, Paul) (Filed on 11/17/2004) (Entered: 11/17/2004)

Nov. 17, 2004
236

ORDER GRANTING 229 Joint Stipulation of Dismissal of Plaintiff Coretta Vick's Claims. Signed by Judge Jeffrey S. White on December 14, 2007. (jswlc3, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 12/14/2007)

Dec. 14, 2007 RECAP
40

Memorandum in Opposition PLAINTIFFS' OPPOSITION TO DEFENDANT'S MOTION TO (A) DISMISS CLAIMS OF PLAINTIFFS SALCEDO, THOMPSON, SILVERS AND SEVERSON OR IN THE ALTERNATIVE (B) STAY THEIR CLAIMS AND COMPEL ARBITRATION filed byRobert Ramirez. (Baller, Morris) (Filed on 12/23/2004) (Entered: 12/23/2004)

Dec. 23, 2004
247

ORDER REQUESTING SUPPLEMENTAL BRIEFING RE: UNOPPOSED MOTION FOR APPROVAL OF DISMISSAL WITHOUT PREJUDICE AND WITHOUT NOTICE, OF PUTATIVE CLASS CLAIMS. Signed by Judge Jeffrey S. White on 3/18/09. (jjo, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/18/2009)

March 18, 2009 RECAP
41

Declaration of MICHAEL RUBIN in Support of 40 Memorandum in Opposition, Plaintiffs Opposition to Defendant's Motion to (A) Dismiss Claims of Plaintiffs Salcedo, Thompson, Silvers and Severson or in the Alternative, (B) Stay Their Claims and Compel Arbitration filed byRobert Ramirez. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1-4# 2 Errata 5# 3 Exhibit 6-9# 4 Exhibit 10# 5 Exhibit 11-12)(Related document(s) 40 ) (Baller, Morris) (Filed on 12/23/2004) (Entered: 12/23/2004)

Dec. 23, 2004
249

ORDER GRANTING 246 Stipulation to Dismiss Plaintiff Thompson's Individual and Putative Class Claims. Signed by Judge Jeffrey S. White on Aprik 3, 2009. (jswlc3, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/3/2009)

April 3, 2009 RECAP
42

Declaration of Betty Eberle in Support of 40 Memorandum in Opposition,, 41 Declaration in Support, Plaintiffs Opposition to Defendant's Motion to (A) Dismiss Claims of Plaintiffs Salcedo, Thompson, Silvers and Severson or in the Alternative, (B) Stay Their Claims and Compel Arbitration filed byRobert Ramirez. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1)(Related document(s) 40 , 41 ) (Baller, Morris) (Filed on 12/23/2004) (Entered: 12/23/2004)

Dec. 23, 2004
250

ORDER by Judge Jeffrey S. White GRANTING 242 Motion to Dismiss Without Prejudice Putative Class Claims. (jswlc3, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/3/2009)

April 3, 2009 RECAP
43

Declaration of Jose Salcedo in Support of 40 Memorandum in Opposition,, 41 Declaration in Support,, 42 Declaration in Support, Plaintiffs Opposition to Defendant's Motion to (A) Dismiss Claims of Plaintiffs Salcedo, Thompson, Silvers and Severson or in the Alternative, (B) Stay Their Claims and Compel Arbitration filed byRobert Ramirez. (Related document(s) 40 , 41 , 42 ) (Baller, Morris) (Filed on 12/23/2004) (Entered: 12/23/2004)

Dec. 23, 2004
253

ORDER OF ADMINISTRATIVE CLOSURE. Signed by Judge Jeffrey S. White on September 25, 2009. (jswlc3, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 9/25/2009) (Entered: 09/25/2009)

Sept. 25, 2009 RECAP
44

Declaration of Coretta Silvers in Support of 40 Memorandum in Opposition,, 41 Declaration in Support,, 42 Declaration in Support,, 43 Declaration in Support, Plaintiffs Opposition to Defendant's Motion to (A) Dismiss Claims of Plaintiffs Salcedo, Thompson, Silvers and Severson or in the Alternative, (B) Stay Their Claims and Compel Arbitration filed byRobert Ramirez. (Related document(s) 40 , 41 , 42 , 43 ) (Baller, Morris) (Filed on 12/23/2004) (Entered: 12/23/2004)

Dec. 23, 2004
45

Declaration of Shappelle Thompson in Support of 40 Memorandum in Opposition,, 41 Declaration in Support,, 42 Declaration in Support,, 43 Declaration in Support,, 44 Declaration in Support, Plaintiffs Opposition to Defendant's Motion to (A) Dismiss Claims of Plaintiffs Salcedo, Thompson, Silvers and Severson or in the Alternative, (B) Stay Their Claims and Compel Arbitration filed byRobert Ramirez. (Related document(s) 40 , 41 , 42 , 43 , 44 ) (Baller, Morris) (Filed on 12/23/2004) (Entered: 12/23/2004)

Dec. 23, 2004
254

STIPULATION -- JOINT STIPULATION OF DISMISSAL OF PLAINTIFFS' REMAINING CLAIMS WITH PREJUDICE AND [PROPOSED] ORDER by Cintas Corporation, James Morgan, Robert Ramirez, Jose Salcedo. (Abell, Nancy) (Filed on 1/28/2010) (Entered: 01/28/2010)

Jan. 28, 2010 PACER
46

Declaration of Shappelle Thompson in Support of 45 Declaration in Support,, PLAINTIFFS' OPPOSITION TO DEFENDANT'S MOTION TO (A) DISMISS CLAIMS OF PLAINTIFFS SALCEDO, THOMPSON, SILVERS AND SEVERSON OR, IN THE ALTERNATIVE, (B) STAY THIER CLAIMS AND COMPEL ARBITRATION filed byRobert Ramirez. (Related document(s) 45 ) (Baller, Morris) (Filed on 1/7/2005) (Entered: 01/07/2005)

Jan. 7, 2005
255

ORDER GRANTING (42 in 3:05-cv-03145-JSW) Stipulation OF DISMISSAL OF PLAINTIFFS' REMAINING CLAIMS WITH PREJUDICE, (254 in 3:04-cv-00281-JSW) Stipulation OF DISMISSAL OF PLAINTIFFS' REMAINING CLAIMS WITH PREJUDICE. Signed by Judge Jeffrey S. White on 1/28/10. (jjo, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/28/2010) (Entered: 01/28/2010)

Jan. 28, 2010 RECAP
47

Reply to Opposition to Defendant's Motion to (A) Dismiss Claims of Plaintiffs Salcedo, Thompson, Silvers and Severson Or, in the Alternative, (B) Stay Their Claims and Compel Arbitration filed byCintas Corporation. (Abell, Nancy) (Filed on 1/21/2005) (Entered: 01/21/2005)

Jan. 21, 2005
48

Declaration of Joseph W. Deng in Support of Defendant Cintas Corporation's Motion to (A) Dismiss Claims of Plaintiffs Salcedo, Thompson, Silvers and Severson Or, in the Alternative, (B) Stay Their Claims and Compel Arbitration filed byCintas Corporation. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A to Declaration of Joseph W. Deng)(Abell, Nancy) (Filed on 1/21/2005) (Entered: 01/21/2005)

Jan. 21, 2005
49

Proposed Order (Amended) Granting Defendant Cintas Corporation's Motion to (A) Dismiss Claims of Plaintiffs Salcedo, Thompson, Silvers and Severson Or, in the Alternative, (B) Stay Their Claims and Compel Arbitration by Cintas Corporation. (Abell, Nancy) (Filed on 1/21/2005) (Entered: 01/21/2005)

Jan. 21, 2005
50

OBJECTIONS to and Motion to Strike the Declarations of Michael Rubin and Betty Eberle in Support of Plaintiffs' Oppositon to Defendant's Motion to (A) Dismiss Claims of Plaintiffs Salcedo, Thompson, Silvers and Severson Or, in the Alternative, (B) Stay Their Claims and Compel Arbitration by Cintas Corporation. (Abell, Nancy) (Filed on 1/21/2005) (Entered: 01/21/2005)

Jan. 21, 2005
51

Proposed Order Sustaining Defendant Cintas Corporation's Objections and Granting its Motion to Strike the Declarations of Michael Rubin and Betty Eberle in Support of Plaintiffs' Opposition to Defendant's Motion to (A) Dismiss Claims of Plaintiffs Salcedo, Thompson, Silvers and Severson Or, in the Alternative, (B) Stay Their Claims and Compel Arbitration by Cintas Corporation. (Abell, Nancy) (Filed on 1/21/2005) (Entered: 01/21/2005)

Jan. 21, 2005
52

Request for Judicial Notice (Supplemental) in Support of Motion to (A) Dismiss Claims of Plaintiffs Salcedo, Thompson, Silvers and Severson Or, in the Alternative, (B) Stay Their Claims and Compel Arbitration filed byCintas Corporation. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit B to Request for Judicial Notice)(Abell, Nancy) (Filed on 1/21/2005) (Entered: 01/21/2005)

Jan. 21, 2005

State / Territory: California

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Key Dates

Filing Date: Jan. 20, 2004

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

African American and Hispanic employees of Cintas Corporation.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

EEOC Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Denied

Defendants

Cintas Corporation, Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1981

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Unknown

Nature of Relief:

Unknown

Source of Relief:

Unknown

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Hiring

Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)

Pay / Benefits

Promotion

Training

Discrimination-basis:

National origin discrimination

Race discrimination

Race:

Black

EEOC-centric:

EEOC Intervened in Private Suit

National Origin/Ethnicity:

Hispanic