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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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.

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Attorney for Plaintiff

Baller, Morris J. (California)

Attorney for Defendant

Abell, Nancy L. (California)

Atkinson, Mark W. (California)

Baca, Elena (California)

Deng, Joseph W. (California)

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First Amended Class Action Complaint

April 26, 2004

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Complaint
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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

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Third Amended Complaint and Demand for Jury Trial

Nov. 17, 2004

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Order [Re: Motion to Dismiss Claims]

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ORDER GRANTING EEOC’S MOTION FOR LEAVE TO INTERVENE

April 26, 2005

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Complaint-In-Intervention

Ramirez and EEOC v. Cintas Corporation

April 27, 2005

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Fourth Amended Complaint and Demand for Jury Trial

Aug. 3, 2005

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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

Jan. 20, 2004

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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

Jan. 20, 2004

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

Jan. 27, 2004

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

April 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

May 5, 2004

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

May 13, 2004

May 13, 2004

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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

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

May 13, 2004

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

May 13, 2004

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

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

June 30, 2004

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

June 30, 2004

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

July 1, 2004

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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

July 6, 2004

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

July 7, 2004

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

July 30, 2004

July 30, 2004

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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

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

July 30, 2004

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

Aug. 2, 2004

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

Aug. 2, 2004

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

Aug. 3, 2004

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

Aug. 5, 2004

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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

Aug. 5, 2004

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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

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

Aug. 5, 2004

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

Aug. 5, 2004

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

Aug. 5, 2004

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

Aug. 17, 2004

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

Aug. 31, 2004

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

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

Sept. 1, 2004

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

Sept. 3, 2004

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

Oct. 26, 2004

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

Oct. 28, 2004

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

Oct. 29, 2004

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

Oct. 29, 2004

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

Nov. 3, 2004

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

Nov. 4, 2004

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

Nov. 8, 2004

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

Nov. 17, 2004

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

Dec. 23, 2004

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

Dec. 23, 2004

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

Dec. 23, 2004

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

Dec. 23, 2004

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

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

Dec. 23, 2004

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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

Jan. 7, 2005

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jan. 21, 2005

53

Proposed Order [Amended] Granting Defendant Cintas Corporation's Request for Judicial Notice in Support of Its 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

Jan. 21, 2005

55

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 (Signed) filed byCintas Corporation. (Abell, Nancy) (Filed on 1/21/2005) (Entered: 01/21/2005)

Jan. 21, 2005

Jan. 21, 2005

56

EXHIBITS re 55 Request for Judicial Notice, (Exhibit B) 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 (Corrected) filed byCintas Corporation. (Related document(s) 55 ) (Abell, Nancy) (Filed on 1/21/2005) (Entered: 01/21/2005)

Jan. 21, 2005

Jan. 21, 2005

57

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

Jan. 21, 2005

Jan. 21, 2005

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MOTION to Intervene filed by US EEOC. Motion Hearing set for 5/6/2005 09:00 AM. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Certification from EEOC General Counsel# 2 Exhibit Complaint-In-Intervention# 3 Signature Page (Declarations/Stipulations) Declaration of EEOC Associate General Counsel# 4 Proposed Order)(White-Dunston, Erica) (Filed on 2/1/2005) (Entered: 02/01/2005)

Feb. 1, 2005

Feb. 1, 2005

59

Memorandum in Opposition to Defendant's Request for Judicial Notice filed byLuis Pocasangre Cardoza, Jose Salcedo, A. Shapelle Thompson, Coretta Vick, Robert Ramirez, Robin Beasley, Sandra Evans, Robert Harris. (Strauss, Paul) (Filed on 2/2/2005) (Entered: 02/02/2005)

Feb. 2, 2005

Feb. 2, 2005

60

Memorandum in Opposition to Defendant's Motion to Strike the Declarations of Michael Rubin and Betty Eberle filed byLuis Pocasangre Cardoza, Jose Salcedo, A. Shapelle Thompson, Coretta Vick, Robert Ramirez, Robin Beasley, Sandra Evans, Robert Harris. (Strauss, Paul) (Filed on 2/2/2005) (Entered: 02/02/2005)

Feb. 2, 2005

Feb. 2, 2005

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Declaration of PAUL STRAUSS filed byLuis Pocasangre Cardoza, Jose Salcedo, A. Shapelle Thompson, Coretta Vick, Robert Ramirez, Robin Beasley, Sandra Evans, Robert Harris. (Strauss, Paul) (Filed on 2/2/2005) (Entered: 02/02/2005)

Feb. 2, 2005

Feb. 2, 2005

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EXHIBITS TO DECLARATION OF PAUL STRAUSS, FILED 02/02/05 filed byLuis Pocasangre Cardoza, Jose Salcedo, A. Shapelle Thompson, Coretta Vick, Robert Ramirez, Robin Beasley, Sandra Evans, Robert Harris. (Attachments: # 1)(Strauss, Paul) (Filed on 2/2/2005) (Entered: 02/02/2005)

Feb. 2, 2005

Feb. 2, 2005

63

EXHIBITS 3-4 to DECLARATION OF PAUL STRAUSS filed byLuis Pocasangre Cardoza, Jose Salcedo, A. Shapelle Thompson, Coretta Vick, Robert Ramirez, Robin Beasley, Sandra Evans, Robert Harris. (Attachments: # 1)(Strauss, Paul) (Filed on 2/2/2005) (Entered: 02/02/2005)

Feb. 2, 2005

Feb. 2, 2005

65

Reply to Opposition to Defendant's Request for Judicial Notice filed byCintas Corporation. (Abell, Nancy) (Filed on 2/2/2005) (Entered: 02/02/2005)

Feb. 2, 2005

Feb. 2, 2005

66

Reply to Opposition to Defendant's Motion to Strike the Declarations of Michael Rubin and Betty Eberle filed byCintas Corporation. (Abell, Nancy) (Filed on 2/2/2005) (Entered: 02/02/2005)

Feb. 2, 2005

Feb. 2, 2005

67

Declaration of Joseph W. Deng in Support of Reply to Plaintiffs' Opposition to Defendant's Motion to Strike the Declarations of Michael Rubin and Betty Eberle filed byCintas Corporation. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A to Declaration of Joseph W. Deng in Support of Reply to Plaintiffs' Opposition to Defendant's Motion to Strike the Declarations of Michael Rubin and Betty Eberle)(Abell, Nancy) (Filed on 2/2/2005) (Entered: 02/02/2005)

Feb. 2, 2005

Feb. 2, 2005

68

NOTICE OF TENTATIVE RULING AND QUESTIONS FOR HEARING. Signed by Judge Jeffrey S. White on February 3, 2005. (jswlc3, COURTSTAFF) (Filed on 2/3/2005) (Entered: 02/03/2005)

Feb. 3, 2005

Feb. 3, 2005

69

MEMORANDUM in Oppostion re 68 Order PLAINTIFFS' MEMORANDUM OF ADDITIONAL AUTHORITIES filed byRobert Ramirez. (Related document(s) 68 ) (Baller, Morris) (Filed on 2/3/2005) (Entered: 02/03/2005)

Feb. 3, 2005

Feb. 3, 2005

70

MEMORANDUM in Support Memorandum of Additional Authorities and Exhibits A-C, F-H filed byCintas Corporation. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A to Memorandum of Additional Authorities# 2 Exhibit B to Memorandum of Additional Authorities# 3 Exhibit C to Memorandum of Additional Authorities# 4 Exhibit F to Memorandum of Additional Authorities# 5 Exhibit G to Memorandum of Additional Authorities# 6 Exhibit H to Memorandum of Additional Authorities)(Abell, Nancy) (Filed on 2/4/2005) (Entered: 02/04/2005)

Feb. 4, 2005

Feb. 4, 2005

71

EXHIBITS E to Memorandum of Additional Authorities filed byCintas Corporation. (Abell, Nancy) (Filed on 2/4/2005) (Entered: 02/04/2005)

Feb. 4, 2005

Feb. 4, 2005

72

EXHIBITS D to Memorandum of Additional Authorities filed byCintas Corporation. (Abell, Nancy) (Filed on 2/4/2005) (Entered: 02/04/2005)

Feb. 4, 2005

Feb. 4, 2005

73

Minute Entry: Motion Hearing held on 2/4/2005 before Judge Jeffrey S. White (Date Filed: 2/4/2005). (Court Reporter Jim Yeomans.) (jjo, COURT STAFF) (Date Filed: 2/4/2005) (Entered: 02/04/2005)

Feb. 4, 2005

Feb. 4, 2005

74

STIPULATION and [Proposed] Order to Extend Time to Engage in Settlement Discussions Regarding Plaintiffs Robin Beasley and Amy Severson by Cintas Corporation. (Abell, Nancy) (Filed on 2/18/2005) (Entered: 02/18/2005)

Feb. 18, 2005

Feb. 18, 2005

75

ORDER GRANTING 74 Stipulation to Extend Time to Engage in Settlement Discussions. Signed by Judge Jeffrey S. White on February 18, 2005. (jswlc3, COURTSTAFF) (Filed on 2/18/2005) (Entered: 02/18/2005)

Feb. 18, 2005

Feb. 18, 2005

77

Memorandum in Opposition to EEOC's Motion for Expedited Briefing Schedule, and Submission Without Oral Argument of EEOC's Motion for Leave to Intervene, and for Leave to Participate in the Case Management Conference; Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Suport of Opposition filed byCintas Corporation. (Abell, Nancy) (Filed on 2/24/2005) (Entered: 02/24/2005)

Feb. 24, 2005

Feb. 24, 2005

78

Declaration in Support of 77 Memorandum in Opposition, of Nancy L. Abell filed byCintas Corporation. (Related document(s) 77 ) (Abell, Nancy) (Filed on 2/24/2005) (Entered: 02/24/2005)

Feb. 24, 2005

Feb. 24, 2005

79

Proposed Order re 77 Memorandum in Opposition, Setting Case Management Deadlines Following the Court's Ruling on the EEOC's Motion for Leave to Intervene; and Order Denying EEOC's Motion for Expedited Briefing Schedule and Submission Without Oral Argument for EEOC's Motion for Leave to Intervene by Cintas Corporation. (Abell, Nancy) (Filed on 2/24/2005) (Entered: 02/24/2005)

Feb. 24, 2005

Feb. 24, 2005

80

ORDER DENYING WITHOUT PREJUDICE 76 Motion for Expedited Briefing Schedule and Sumission Without Oral Argument for Leave to Intervene. Signed by Judge Jeffrey S. White on March 1, 2005. (jswlc3, COURTSTAFF) (Filed on 3/1/2005) (Entered: 03/01/2005)

March 1, 2005

March 1, 2005

81

ORDER GRANTING IN PART AND DENYING IN PART 18 Motion to Dismiss Claims or Stay and Compel Arbitration and SUSTAINING IN PART 50 Objections to Evidence and DENYING Motion to Strike. Signed by Judge Jeffrey S. White on March 22, 2005. (jswlc3, COURTSTAFF) (Filed on 3/22/2005) (Entered: 03/22/2005)

March 22, 2005

March 22, 2005

82

STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER TO RESET CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE AND RELATED DATES by Luis Pocasangre Cardoza, Jose Salcedo, A. Shapelle Thompson, Coretta Vick, Robert Ramirez, Robin Beasley, Sandra Evans, Robert Harris. (Strauss, Paul) (Filed on 4/7/2005) (Entered: 04/07/2005)

April 7, 2005

April 7, 2005

83

ORDER APPROVING 82 Stipulation To Reset Case Management Conference and Related Dates. Signed by Judge Jeffrey S. White on April 8, 2005. (jswlc3, COURTSTAFF) (Filed on 4/8/2005) (Entered: 04/08/2005)

April 8, 2005

April 8, 2005

Set Deadlines/Hearings: Admissions due by 6/3/2005. Case Management Conference set for 6/10/2005 01:30 PM. (hdj, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/8/2005) (Entered: 04/12/2005)

April 8, 2005

April 8, 2005

84

Statement of Non-Opposition to and Statement of Position Regarding EEOC's Motion for Leave to Intervene as to the Claim of Gender Discrimination in SSR Recruitment and Hiring filed byCintas Corporation. (Abell, Nancy) (Filed on 4/15/2005) (Entered: 04/15/2005)

April 15, 2005

April 15, 2005

85

Declaration of Nancy L. Abell in Support of 84 Statement of Non-Opposition filed byCintas Corporation. (Related document(s) 84 ) (Abell, Nancy) (Filed on 4/15/2005) (Entered: 04/15/2005)

April 15, 2005

April 15, 2005

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

April 26, 2005

RECAP
87

ANSWER to Complaint (Plaintiffs' Third Amended Complaint) 39 byCintas Corporation. (Abell, Nancy) (Filed on 4/26/2005) Modified on 4/28/2005 (far, Court Staff). (Entered: 04/26/2005)

April 26, 2005

April 26, 2005

89

Intervenor COMPLAINT. Filed byUS EEOC. (White-Dunston, Erica) (Filed on 4/27/2005) (Entered: 04/27/2005)

April 27, 2005

April 27, 2005

90

REQUEST FOR WAIVER of Service sent to Cintas on April 29, 2005 by US EEOC. Waiver of Service due by 5/19/2005. (White-Dunston, Erica) (Filed on 5/3/2005) (Entered: 05/03/2005)

May 3, 2005

May 3, 2005

91

WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed filed by US EEOC. Service waived by Cintas Corporation waiver sent on 4/29/2005, answer due 6/28/2005. May 19, 2005 is the answer due date pursuant to Court Order. (White-Dunston, Erica) (Filed on 5/3/2005) (Entered: 05/03/2005)

May 3, 2005

May 3, 2005

92

STIPULATION -- STIPULATED REQUEST FOR ORDER CHANGING TIME by Luis Pocasangre Cardoza, Jose Salcedo, A. Shapelle Thompson, Coretta Vick, Robert Ramirez, Robin Beasley, Sandra Evans, Robert Harris. (Strauss, Paul) (Filed on 5/6/2005) (Entered: 05/06/2005)

May 6, 2005

May 6, 2005

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

May 9, 2005

RECAP
94

ADR Certification (ADR L.R. 3-5b) of discussion of ADR options (Strauss, Paul) (Filed on 5/9/2005) (Entered: 05/09/2005)

May 9, 2005

May 9, 2005

95

ADR Certification (ADR L.R. 3-5b) of discussion of ADR options of Plaintiff Luis Pocasangre Cardoza (Strauss, Paul) (Filed on 5/10/2005) (Entered: 05/10/2005)

May 10, 2005

May 10, 2005

96

Declaration of PAUL STRAUSS in Support of 94 ADR Certification (ADR L.R. 3-5b)of discussion of ADR options, 95 ADR Certification (ADR L.R. 3-5b)of discussion of ADR options filed byLuis Pocasangre Cardoza, Jose Salcedo, A. Shapelle Thompson, Coretta Vick, Robert Ramirez, Robin Beasley, Sandra Evans. (Related document(s) 94 , 95 ) (Strauss, Paul) (Filed on 5/12/2005) (Entered: 05/12/2005)

May 12, 2005

May 12, 2005

97

ANSWER to Intervenor Complaint byCintas Corporation. (Abell, Nancy) (Filed on 5/17/2005) (Entered: 05/17/2005)

May 17, 2005

May 17, 2005

98

MOTION to Amend/Correct filed by US EEOC. Motion Hearing set for 9/30/2005 09:00 AM in Courtroom 2, 17th Floor, San Francisco. (Attachments: # 1 # 2 # 3)(White-Dunston, Erica) (Filed on 5/19/2005) (Entered: 05/19/2005)

May 19, 2005

May 19, 2005

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

May 23, 2005

RECAP
100

Statement of Non-Opposition re 98 MOTION to Amend/Correct filed by EEOC filed byLuis Pocasangre Cardoza, Jose Salcedo, A. Shapelle Thompson, Coretta Vick, Robert Ramirez, Robin Beasley, Sandra Evans, Robert Harris. (Related document(s) 98 ) (Strauss, Paul) (Filed on 5/24/2005) (Entered: 05/24/2005)

May 24, 2005

May 24, 2005

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

May 31, 2005

RECAP
101

STIPULATION and [Proposed] Order to Exceed Page Limit for Joint Case Management Conference Statement by Cintas Corporation. (Abell, Nancy) (Filed on 5/31/2005) (Entered: 05/31/2005)

May 31, 2005

May 31, 2005

Case Details

State / Territory: California

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

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

Available Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Unknown

Nature of Relief:

Unknown

Source of Relief:

Unknown

Issues

Discrimination Area:

Disparate Treatment

Hiring

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

Pay / Benefits

Promotion

Training

Discrimination Basis:

National origin discrimination

Race discrimination

Affected National Origin/Ethnicity(s):

Hispanic

Affected Race(s):

Black

EEOC-centric:

EEOC Intervened in Private Suit