Case: Butler v. Home Depot

3:94-cv-04335 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

Filed Date: Dec. 20, 1994

Closed Date: 1998

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Case Summary

On December 20, 1994, female employees and applicants throughout Home Depot's West Coast Division filed a class action against Home Depot in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, San Francisco Division. This action arises under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Plaintiffs charged that Home Depot engaged in a continuing policy and practice of denying employment, desirable job assignments, training and …

On December 20, 1994, female employees and applicants throughout Home Depot's West Coast Division filed a class action against Home Depot in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, San Francisco Division. This action arises under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Plaintiffs charged that Home Depot engaged in a continuing policy and practice of denying employment, desirable job assignments, training and promotional opportunities, compensation and other terms and conditions of employment to its female employees in its Western Division. In general, plaintiffs alleged that Home Depot reserved the most desirable work assignments and positions, and the training necessary to achieve them and to advance within the company, for its male employees. In addition, plaintiffs claimed that Home Depot discriminated against its female employees in pay, working conditions and other terms of employment.

Plaintiffs sought an end to these discriminatory practices, an award of back pay and front pay, as well as damages and injunctive relief, including rightful place relief for all class members.

On January 25, 1996, the Court (Judge Susan Illston) certified the case as a class action.

After the discovery cut-off, Home Depot filed three motions: (1) a motion for summary judgment on the claims of female applicants; (2) a motion for summary judgment on the claims of female Associates; and (3) a motion for decertification of the applicant and employee classes. On August 29, 1997, the Court denied the motion for decertification and the motion for summary judgment on the claims of female applicants. As to the motion for summary judgment on the claims of female Associates, the Court dismissed claims relating to training and to non-store based Associates, but denied the motion in all other respects.

On September 5, 1997, Plaintiffs and Home Depot began Court-ordered mediation negotiations with the assistance of an experienced mediator, Hunter Hughes of Atlanta, Georgia. Under the supervision of the mediator, the parties reached an agreement. The terms of the Parties' agreement are contained in a Consent Decree, which was approved by Judge Susan Illston on January 14, 1998.

Pursuant to the Consent Decree, the case was settled for $87.5 million and extensive injunctive relief including a five year compliance period in which Home Depot was to make significant changes to its personnel practices nationwide to ensure equal employment opportunities for all employees and to increase the number of women in sales and management positions.

On June 24, 2002, the copurt (Judge Susan Illston) issued the Order to terminate the Consent Decree.

Summary Authors

Xin Chen (5/8/2011)

People

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Judge(s)

Illston, Susan Yvonne (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Alexander, Michelle (California)

Borgen, David (California)

Cabraser, Elizabeth J. (California)

Carty, M. Christine (Pennsylvania)

Dardarian, Linda M. (California)

Demchak, Teresa (California)

Dermody, Kelly M. (California)

Finberg, James M. (California)

Goldstein, Barry L (California)

Judge(s)

Illston, Susan Yvonne (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Alexander, Michelle (California)

Borgen, David (California)

Cabraser, Elizabeth J. (California)

Carty, M. Christine (Pennsylvania)

Dardarian, Linda M. (California)

Demchak, Teresa (California)

Dermody, Kelly M. (California)

Finberg, James M. (California)

Goldstein, Barry L (California)

Lee, Jack W. (California)

Parker, Trina N. (California)

Ram, Michael F. (California)

Saperstein, Guy T (California)

Selbin, Jonathan D. (California)

Tocci, Gary M. (Pennsylvania)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Alpert, Jonathan L. (Florida)

Alvarez, Fred (California)

Baller, Morris J. (California)

Brown, Thomas P. IV (California)

Exall, Marian (California)

Gitt, Cynthia (California)

Kurzweil, Deborah R. (Georgia)

Matchett, Samuel M. (Georgia)

Morgan, Janet Louise (California)

Smith, Larry (Georgia)

Wymer, John F. III (Georgia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket

Frank v. Home Depot Inc.

May 7, 2001 Docket

Docket

Butler v. Home Depot Inc.

Dec. 29, 2009 Docket
1

Class Action Complaint

Butler v. Home Depot Inc.

1994 WL 16515435

Dec. 20, 1994 Complaint
107

Order Certifying Class Action

Butler v. Home Depot Inc.

1996 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 3370

Jan. 25, 1996 Order/Opinion
582

Opinion

Butler v. Home Depot Inc.

1997 WL 605754, 1997 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 16296

Aug. 29, 1997 Order/Opinion
745

Consent Decree

Jan. 14, 1998 Settlement Agreement

Resources

Title Description External URL

Second Generation Employment Discrimination: A Structural Approach

Susan Sturm

The judiciary's traditional rule-based approach has been successful in reducing overt discrimination against women and people of color. It has been less effective in addressing more subtle and comple… April 1, 2001 http://heinonline.org/HOL/Page?collection=top30&handle=hein.journals/clr101&id=496

Megacases, Diversity, and the Elusive Goal of Workplace Reform

Nancy Levit

Structural reform litigation, lawsuits that aim to create systemic change, dates back to the school desegregation cases of the 1950s and today continues with employment discrimination class action su… March 1, 2008 http://heinonline.org/HOL/Page?collection=usjournals&handle=hein.journals/bclr49&id=373

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/7050048/butler-v-home-depot/

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

ECF Number Description Date Link
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COMPLAINT Summons(es) issued; Fee status pd entered on 12/20/94 in the amount of $ 120.00 (Receipt No. 113517); jury demand [3:94-cv-04335] (th, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 12/21/1994)

Dec. 20, 1994 PACER
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ORDER by Judge Vaughn R. Walker setting status conference for 9:00 3/24/95 (cc: all counsel) [3:94-cv-04335] (th, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 12/21/1994)

Dec. 20, 1994 PACER
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NOTICE by Plaintiff of change of firm name [3:94-cv-04335] (th, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 01/20/1995)

Jan. 11, 1995 PACER
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RETURN OF SERVICE executed upon defendant Home Depot on 12/21/94 by serving Maria Sanchez [3:94-cv-04335] (th, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 01/20/1995)

Jan. 17, 1995 PACER
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ANSWER by defendant Home Depot to complaint [1-1] [3:94-cv-04335] (th, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 01/20/1995)

Jan. 19, 1995 PACER
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LETTER dated 1/19/95 from James M. Finberg re: status conference set for 2/7/95 at 3:00 [3:94-cv-04335] (th, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 02/02/1995)

Jan. 23, 1995 PACER
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CASE MANAGEMENT STATEMENT and PROPOSED ORDER filed. [3:94-cv-04335] (th, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 02/07/1995)

Feb. 6, 1995 PACER
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CERTIFICATION OF COUNSEL by Plaintiff [3:94-cv-04335] (th, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 02/07/1995)

Feb. 6, 1995 PACER
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CERTIFICATION OF COUNSEL by defendant Home Depot [3:94-cv-04335] (th, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 02/07/1995)

Feb. 6, 1995 PACER
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MINUTES: (C/R Bobbie Rogers) Status conference set for 2:00 3/24/95 Computerized payroll records to be provided to plaintiffs counsel, alternativley to disclose procedure in which documents are stored. [3:94-cv-04335] (th, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 02/10/1995)

Feb. 7, 1995 PACER
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NOTICE by defendant Home Depot of original signature of Thomas Brown IV re: joint scheduling conference statement [3:94-cv-04335] (th, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 02/13/1995)

Feb. 10, 1995 PACER
12

NOTICE by defendant Home Depot of original signature of Thomas Brown IV re: certification of counsel [3:94-cv-04335] (th, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 02/13/1995)

Feb. 10, 1995 PACER
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REPORTER'S TRANSCRIPT; Date of proceedings: 2/7/95 (C/R: Roberta Rogers) [3:94-cv-04335] (th, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 02/22/1995)

Feb. 17, 1995 PACER
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LETTER dated 3/9/95 from James M. Finberg re: status conference reset for 3/23/95 at 2:00. Status conference statments due 7 days before [3:94-cv-04335] (th, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 03/21/1995)

March 14, 1995 PACER
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BRIEF FILED by defendant Home Depot re: initial disclosure [3:94-cv-04335] (th, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 03/22/1995)

March 17, 1995 PACER
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DECLARATION by Judith Stoikov on behalf of defendant Home Depot re brief [15-1] [3:94-cv-04335] (th, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 03/22/1995)

March 17, 1995 PACER
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DECLARATION by Thomas Brown on behalf of defendant Home Depot re brief [15-1] [3:94-cv-04335] (th, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 03/22/1995)

March 17, 1995 PACER
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STATUS CONFERENCE STATEMENT by Plaintiff [3:94-cv-04335] (th, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 03/22/1995)

March 17, 1995 PACER
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PROOF OF SERVICE by Plaintiff of status conference statement [3:94-cv-04335] (th, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 03/22/1995)

March 17, 1995 PACER
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STATUS CONFERENCE STATEMENT by defendant Home Depot [3:94-cv-04335] (th, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 03/24/1995)

March 21, 1995 PACER
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DECLARATION by Thomas Brown on behalf of defendant Home Depot re: defendants reply memo to plaintiff status conference statemenet [3:94-cv-04335] (th, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 03/24/1995)

March 21, 1995 PACER
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SUPPLEMENTAL STATUS CONFERENCE STATEMENT by Plaintiffs [3:94-cv-04335] (th, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 03/28/1995)

March 22, 1995 PACER
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MINUTES: (C/R Bobbie Rogers) motions will be heard by 10:30 6/23/95 Defendant to complete their initial disclosures within two weeks. [3:94-cv-04335] (th, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 03/28/1995)

March 23, 1995 PACER
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NOTICE by Plaintiffs of additional class [3:94-cv-04335] (th, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 04/04/1995)

March 31, 1995 PACER
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PROOF OF SERVICE by Plaintiff of notice of additional class [3:94-cv-04335] (th, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 04/04/1995)

March 31, 1995 PACER
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REPORTER'S TRANSCRIPT; Date of proceedings: 3/23/95 (C/R: Bobbie Rogers) [3:94-cv-04335] (th, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 04/11/1995)

April 7, 1995 PACER
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LETTER dated 4/10/95 from Thomas P. Brown IV re: opposition to new punative class [3:94-cv-04335] (th, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 04/21/1995)

April 19, 1995 PACER
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LETTER dated 4/11/95 from Elizabeth Cabraser re: defenants letter dated 4/10/95 [3:94-cv-04335] (th, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 04/21/1995)

April 19, 1995 PACER
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LETTER dated 4/17/95 from Thomas P. Brown IV re: plaintiffs letter dated 4/11/95. [3:94-cv-04335] (th, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 04/21/1995)

April 19, 1995 PACER
30

ORDER by Judge Vaughn R. Walker striking notice of new proposed class representatives [24-1] ( Date Entered: 4/21/95) (cc: all counsel) [3:94-cv-04335] (th, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 04/21/1995)

April 19, 1995 PACER
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NOTICE by Plaintiffs of withdrawal of Jamie Wilson as a proposed class representative [3:94-cv-04335] (mcl, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 04/26/1995)

April 24, 1995 PACER
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MOTION before Judge Vaughn R. Walker by Plaintiffs to certify class action with Notice set for 6/23/95 at [3:94-cv-04335] (th, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 05/08/1995)

May 5, 1995 PACER
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MEMORANDUM by Plaintiff in support of motion to certify class action [32-1] [3:94-cv-04335] (th, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 05/08/1995)

May 5, 1995 PACER
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SUMMARY OF ARGUMENT AND EVIDENCE by Plaintiff in support of motion to certify class action [32-1] [3:94-cv-04335] (th, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 05/08/1995)

May 5, 1995 PACER
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APPENDIX of unpublished cases cited, filed by Plaintiff re motion to certify class action [32-1] [3:94-cv-04335] (th, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 05/08/1995)

May 5, 1995 PACER
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DECLARATION by William Bielby on behalf of Plaintiff re motion to certify class action [32-1] [3:94-cv-04335] (th, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 05/08/1995)

May 5, 1995 PACER
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DECLARATION by James Finberg on behalf of Plaintiff re motion to certify class action [32-1] [3:94-cv-04335] (th, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 05/08/1995)

May 5, 1995 PACER
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DECLARATION by Morris Baller on behalf of Plaintiff re motion to certify class action [32-1] [3:94-cv-04335] (th, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 05/08/1995)

May 5, 1995 PACER
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DECLARATION by Lisa Dungan on behalf of Plaintiff re motion to certify class action [32-1] [3:94-cv-04335] (th, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 05/08/1995)

May 5, 1995 PACER
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DECLARATION by David Borgen on behalf of Plaintiff re motion to certify class action [32-1] [3:94-cv-04335] (th, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 05/08/1995)

May 5, 1995 PACER
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DECLARATION by Jamie Greenblatt on behalf of Plaintiff re motion to certify class action [32-1] [3:94-cv-04335] (th, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 05/08/1995)

May 5, 1995 PACER
42

DECLARATION of 55 Class Members on behalf of Plaintiff re motion to certify class action [32-1] [3:94-cv-04335] (th, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 05/08/1995)

May 5, 1995 PACER
43

LETTER BRIEF dated 5/4/95 from Thomas P. Brown IV re: deposition of Jamie Wilson [3:94-cv-04335] (th, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 05/10/1995)

May 9, 1995 PACER
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LETTER dated 5/4/95 from James M. Finberg re: deposition of Jamie Wilson [3:94-cv-04335] (th, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 05/10/1995)

May 9, 1995 PACER
45

ORDER by Judge Vaughn R. Walker granting defendants motion to compel deposition of Jamie Wilson. (Date Entered: 5/10/95) (cc: all counsel) [3:94-cv-04335] (th, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 05/10/1995)

May 9, 1995 PACER
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MINUTES: (C/R by counsels own) Telephonic conference call re: scope of Ms. Wilson's deposition and answers thereto. Court directed Ms. Wilson to respond to questions concerning medication, if any, she was taking via a doctors prescription. [3:94-cv-04335] (th, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 05/12/1995)

May 11, 1995 PACER
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MEMORANDUM by defendant Home Depot in opposition to motion to certify class action [32-1] [3:94-cv-04335] (pb, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 06/20/1995)

May 26, 1995 PACER
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SUMMARY OF ARGUMENT by defendant Home Depot in support of opposition memorandum [49-1] [3:94-cv-04335] (pb, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 06/20/1995)

May 26, 1995 PACER
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DECLARATION by Thomas P. Brown IV on behalf of defendant Home Depot re opposition memorandum [49-1] [3:94-cv-04335] (pb, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 06/20/1995)

May 26, 1995 PACER
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DECLARATIONS by Thirty-one witnesses and two experts on behalf of defendant Home Depot re opposition memorandum [49-1] [3:94-cv-04335] (pb, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 06/20/1995)

May 26, 1995 PACER
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DECLARATION by Janet Morgan on behalf of defendant Home Depot re opposition memorandum [49-1] [3:94-cv-04335] (pb, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 06/20/1995)

May 26, 1995 PACER
54

OBJECTIONS by defendant Home Depot to the 63 declarations filed in support of motion for class certification [3:94-cv-04335] (pb, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 06/20/1995)

May 26, 1995 PACER
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PROOF OF SERVICE by defendant Home Depot of document nos. 49 thru 54 [3:94-cv-04335] (pb, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 06/20/1995)

May 26, 1995 PACER
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REPLY Memorandum by Plaintiff to opposition to motion to certify class action [32-1] [3:94-cv-04335] (wk, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 06/20/1995)

June 9, 1995 PACER
57

SUMMARY of Argument by Plaintiffs in support of motion reply [56-1] [3:94-cv-04335] (wk, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 06/20/1995)

June 9, 1995 PACER
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APPENDIX of Unpublished cases filed by Plaintiff re motion reply [56-1] [3:94-cv-04335] (wk, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 06/20/1995)

June 9, 1995 PACER
59

DECLARATION by Lisa M. Dungan on behalf of Plaintiffs re motion reply [56-1] [3:94-cv-04335] (wk, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 06/20/1995)

June 9, 1995 PACER
60

DECLARATIONS of 9 Additional Class Members and 4 Supplemental Declarations from Class Members on behalf of Plaintiffs re motion reply [56-1] [3:94-cv-04335] (wk, COURT STAFF) Modified on 06/20/1995 (Entered: 06/20/1995)

June 9, 1995 PACER
61

SUPPLEMENTAL DECLARATION by James M. Finberg on behalf of Plaintiffs re motion reply [56-1] [3:94-cv-04335] (wk, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 06/20/1995)

June 9, 1995 PACER
62

SUPPLEMENTAL DECLARATION by Morris J. Baller on behalf of Plaintiffs re motion reply [56-1] [3:94-cv-04335] (wk, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 06/20/1995)

June 9, 1995 PACER
63

SUPPLEMENTAL DECLARATION by Jacqueline Genero on behalf of Plaintiffs re motion reply [56-1] [3:94-cv-04335] (wk, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 06/20/1995)

June 9, 1995 PACER
64

DECLARATION by Jonathan S. Leonard on behalf of Plaintiff re motion reply [56-1] [3:94-cv-04335] (wk, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 06/20/1995)

June 9, 1995 PACER
65

DECLARATION by Elizabeth J. Cabraser on behalf of Plaintiffs re motion reply [56-1] [3:94-cv-04335] (wk, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 06/20/1995)

June 9, 1995 PACER
66

SUPPLEMENTAL DECLARATION by William T. Bielby on behalf of Plaintiffs re motion reply [56-1] [3:94-cv-04335] (wk, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 06/20/1995)

June 9, 1995 PACER
67

RESPONSE by Plaintiffs re objections to Declarations of 55 Class Members [54-1] [3:94-cv-04335] (wk, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 06/20/1995)

June 9, 1995 PACER
68

DECLARATION by David Borgen on behalf of Plaintiffs re adequacy of Representation [67-1] [3:94-cv-04335] (wk, COURT STAFF) Modified on 06/20/1995 (Entered: 06/20/1995)

June 9, 1995 PACER
69

EVIDENTIARY OBJECTIONS by Plaintiffs re and request to strike Stoikov and Shihabi Declarations [54-1] [3:94-cv-04335] (wk, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 06/20/1995)

June 9, 1995 PACER
70

AMENDED PROOF OF SERVICE by Plaintiffs of reply and support papers [3:94-cv-04335] (wk, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 06/20/1995)

June 12, 1995 PACER
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ORDER by Assignment Committee Case reassigned to Judge Susan Illston ( Date Entered: 6/19/95) (cc: all counsel) [3:94-cv-04335] (wk, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 06/19/1995)

June 14, 1995 PACER
48

NOTICE of hearing by Plaintiffs setting motion to certify class action [32-1] ; hearing set for 10:00 7/28/95 [3:94-cv-04335] (wk, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 06/20/1995)

June 19, 1995 PACER
71

PROOF OF SERVICE by Plaintiffs of Re-Notice of Motion for Class Certification [3:94-cv-04335] (wk, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 06/20/1995)

June 19, 1995 PACER
72

NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION before Judge Susan Illston by defendant Home Depot to recuse with Notice set for 7/21/95 10:00 [3:94-cv-04335] (wk, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 06/26/1995)

June 23, 1995 PACER
73

MEMORANDUM by defendant Home Depot in support of motion to recuse [72-1] [3:94-cv-04335] (wk, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 06/26/1995)

June 23, 1995 PACER
74

DECLARATION by Cynthia E. Gitt on behalf of defendant Home Depot re motion to recuse [72-1] [3:94-cv-04335] (wk, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 06/26/1995)

June 23, 1995 PACER
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DECLARATION by Guadalupe Sanchez on behalf of defendant Home Depot re motion to recuse [72-1] [3:94-cv-04335] (wk, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 06/26/1995)

June 23, 1995 PACER
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PROOF OF SERVICE by defendant Home Depot of Motion for Recusal and support papers [3:94-cv-04335] (wk, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 06/26/1995)

June 23, 1995 PACER
77

DECLARATION by Cynthia E. Gitt on behalf of defendant Home Depot re motion to recuse [72-1] [3:94-cv-04335] (wk, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 06/27/1995)

June 26, 1995 PACER
78

DECLARATION by Carol L. Beaumont on behalf of defendant Home Depot clarifying exhibits to the Declarations of Janet Morgan and Thomas P. Brown IV re opposition memorandum [49-1] [3:94-cv-04335] (wk, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 06/27/1995)

June 26, 1995 PACER
79

EXHIBITS 5-A to the Declaration of Thomas P. Brown IV re opposition memorandum [49-1] [3:94-cv-04335] (wk, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 06/27/1995)

June 26, 1995 PACER
80

EXHIBITS 9-A to the Declaration of Janet Morgan re opposition memorandum [49-1] [3:94-cv-04335] (wk, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 06/27/1995)

June 26, 1995 PACER
81

AMENDED PROOF OF SERVICE by Home Depot of Motion for Recusal and support papers. Served to Barry L. Goldstein. [3:94-cv-04335] (wk, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 06/27/1995)

June 26, 1995 PACER
82

PROOF OF SERVICE by defendant Home Depot of Motion for Recusal and support papers. Served on James M. Finberg [3:94-cv-04335] (wk, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 06/27/1995)

June 26, 1995 PACER
83

ORDER by Judge Susan Illston denying motion to recuse [72-1] ( Date Entered: 6/29/95) (cc: all counsel) [3:94-cv-04335] (wk, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 06/29/1995)

June 28, 1995 PACER
84

ORDER by Judge Susan Illston relating cases; 3:94-cv-4335 with member cases 3:95-cv-2182 ( Date Entered: 7/11/95) (cc: all counsel) [3:94-cv-04335] (wk, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 07/11/1995)

July 11, 1995 PACER
85

NOTICE by Plaintiffs re firm name change [3:94-cv-04335] (wk, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 07/17/1995)

July 14, 1995 PACER
86

CLERK'S NOTICE setting hearing on motion to certify class action [32-1] 8/18/95 10:00 Status conference set for 8/18/95 10:00; joint status conference statement due 8/8/95 [3:94-cv-04335] (wk, COURT STAFF) Modified on 07/24/1995 (Entered: 07/24/1995)

July 21, 1995 PACER
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CLERK'S NOTICE setting hearing on motion to certify class action [32-1] 10:30 8/30/95 Status conference set for 10:30 8/30/95 ; [3:94-cv-04335] (wk, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 07/26/1995)

July 25, 1995 PACER
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JOINT STATUS CONFERENCE STATEMENT by Plaintiffs and defendant [3:94-cv-04335] (wk, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 08/22/1995)

Aug. 21, 1995 PACER
90

PROOF OF SERVICE by Plaintiff in 3:94-cv-04335 of Joint Status Conference Statement [3:94-cv-04335] (lh, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 08/24/1995)

Aug. 21, 1995 PACER
89

NOTICE by defendant Home Depot of Lodging Additional Case Authority [3:94-cv-04335] (wk, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 08/23/1995)

Aug. 22, 1995 PACER
91

MINUTES: ( C/R Carl Pline) Pltfs' Motion for class certification held 8/30/95; that the motion to certify class action [32-1] is submitted; further status conference to be scheduled by the Court after ruling of motion; pltfs' counsel to submit further briefing on B2 & B3 issues no later than 9/8/95; deft's counsel to submit further briefing on issue of same jury hearing bifurcated issues no later than 9/8/95 [3:94-cv-04335] (wk, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 09/01/1995)

Aug. 31, 1995 PACER
92

REPORTER'S TRANSCRIPT; Date of proceedings: 8/30/95 ( C/R: Carl R. Pline) minutes [91-1] [3:94-cv-04335] (wk, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 09/06/1995)

Sept. 5, 1995 PACER
93

SUPPLEMENTAL MEMORANDUM by defendant Home Depot in opposition to motion to certify class action [32-1] [3:94-cv-04335] (wk, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 09/11/1995)

Sept. 8, 1995 PACER
94

DECLARATION by Kathleen E. Justice on behalf of defendant Home Depot re opposition memorandum [93-1] [3:94-cv-04335] (wk, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 09/11/1995)

Sept. 8, 1995 PACER
95

SUPPLEMENTAL MEMORANDUM by Plaintiffs on certification of class action [32-1] [3:94-cv-04335] (wk, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 09/12/1995)

Sept. 11, 1995 PACER
96

DECLARATION by Brad Seligman on behalf of Plaintiffs re memorandum [95-1] [3:94-cv-04335] (wk, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 09/12/1995)

Sept. 11, 1995 PACER
97

APPENDIX of unpublished cases cited filed by Plaintiffs re memorandum [95-1] [3:94-cv-04335] (wk, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 09/12/1995)

Sept. 11, 1995 PACER
98

NOTICE by defendant Home Depot of subsequent history re case previously submitted to Court [3:94-cv-04335] (wk, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 09/19/1995)

Sept. 18, 1995 PACER
99

NOTICE by defendant of subsequent history re case previously submitted to the court [3:94-cv-04335] (tn, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 10/12/1995)

Oct. 11, 1995 PACER
100

PROOF OF SERVICE by Plaintiffs of stipulation re extension of time and confidentiality [3:94-cv-04335] (wk, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 11/30/1995)

Nov. 29, 1995 PACER

State / Territory: California

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

Private Employment Class Actions

Key Dates

Filing Date: Dec. 20, 1994

Closing Date: 1998

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Female employees and applicants throughout Home Depot's West Coast Division.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Home Depot, Inc., Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Monetary Relief

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: $87.5 million

Order Duration: 1998 - 2002

Content of Injunction:

Implement complaint/dispute resolution process

Follow recruitment, hiring, or promotion protocols

Other requirements regarding hiring, promotion, retention

Monitor/Master

Hire

Discrimination Prohibition

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Apology

Promotion

Retaliation Prohibition

Utilize objective hiring/promotion criteria

Utilize objective job description

Issues

General:

Disparate Impact

Disparate Treatment

Pattern or Practice

Discrimination-area:

Hiring

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

Pay / Benefits

Promotion

Training

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female