Case: Gonzalez v. Abercrombie & Fitch, Inc.

3:03-cv-02817 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

Filed Date: June 16, 2003

Closed Date: April 15, 2005

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Case Summary

On June 16, 2003, employees filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 1981, and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act against Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, asked the court for injunctive relief, restoration of jobs or front pay benefits, back pay, exemplary and punitive damages, and attorneys' fees, alleging that Abercrombie &…

On June 16, 2003, employees filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 1981, and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act against Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, asked the court for injunctive relief, restoration of jobs or front pay benefits, back pay, exemplary and punitive damages, and attorneys' fees, alleging that Abercrombie & Fitch Management Co. had racially discriminated against potential and active employees. The plaintiffs also sought to represent a class of such employees. Specifically, they contended that Abercrombie was systematically discriminatory, subjective, and arbitrary with respect to hiring, firing, job assignment, compensation, promotion to in-store managerial positions, and conditions of employment. They alleged that Abercrombie enforced a nationwide corporate policy of preferring white employees for in-store sales and management positions, desirable job assignments, and favorable work schedules.

The EEOC, engaged in a concurrent civil action against Abercrombie, also concluded that Abercrombie was in violation of Title VII. According to the PACER docket, on November 12, 2004, the case was consolidated with two EEOC cases: EEOC v. Abercrombie and Fitch and West v. Abercrombie and Fitch. This expanded the complaint to include charges of discrimination against women as well as minorities.

The case was initially assigned to Judge Maria-Elena James, who then signed the order re-assigning the case to Judge Susan Illston for all further proceedings. The plaintiffs filed a first amended complaint on August 18, 2003, alleging the same substantial facts and claims but adding three named plaintiffs and three defendants. They filed a second amended complaint on January 9, 2004 to include Title VII claims. The third amended complaint, filed on May 17, 2004, added individual gender discrimination claims on behalf of two of the named plaintiffs.

The fourth amended complaint was filed on November 8, 2004. According to the fourth amended complaint, the plaintiffs sought to represent a class of people applying to and working within Abercrombie & Fitch who faced discrimination due to their race, color, and/or national origin since February 24, 1999.

After negotiations during court-ordered mediation, on November 16, 2004, the court certified a settlement class. And on April 14, 2005 the court (Judge Susan Illston) approved the consent decree. In this settlement agreement, Abercrombie was required to pay $40 million to class members, to pay attorney fees, and to implement extensive new policies and programs that promoted equal employment and diversity amongst employees, subject to the approval of a court-appointed monitor. In exchange, the plaintiffs agreed to release Abercrombie from all related claims. The parties stipulated that the consent decree did not constitute an admission of liability. The consent decree was to remain in effect for a period of six years until April 14, 2011. In addition, the parties agreed to the appointment of a Special Master in charge of dispute resolution and enforcement procedures under the consent decree.

On August 28, 2009, the plaintiffs initiated dispute resolution proceedings to assert that Abercrombie had failed to comply with its hiring obligations under the decree. The Special Master made a decision on April 15, 2011 that ordered Abercrombie to make an adverse impact review and assessment of its selection criteria, but denied the plaintiff’s request that Abercrombie implement alternative selection criteria and extend the consent decree. The plaintiffs challenged the Special Master’s decision. Judge Illston affirmed on June 23, 2011 and ordered Abercrombie to submit a report of the adverse impact review to the plaintiffs and the Court after completion. 2011 WL 2516621. As of April 2011, the period of the consent decree ended and the case is now closed

Summary Authors

Emily Kuznick (4/8/2008)

Julia Florey (4/12/2019)

People

For PACER's information on parties and their attrorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/5759436/parties/gonzalez-v-abercombie-fitch-co/


Judge(s)

Illston, Susan Yvonne (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Alexander, Elizabeth A. (Tennessee)

Bolden, Victor A. (New York)

Brown, Willis E. (Illinois)

Cervantez, Eve Hedy (California)

Clobes, Bryan L (Pennsylvania)

Cohen, Hilary (Pennsylvania)

Dermody, Kelly M. (California)

Drieband, Eric S. (District of Columbia)

Duarte, Lisa (California)

Judge(s)

Illston, Susan Yvonne (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Alexander, Elizabeth A. (Tennessee)

Bolden, Victor A. (New York)

Brown, Willis E. (Illinois)

Cervantez, Eve Hedy (California)

Clobes, Bryan L (Pennsylvania)

Cohen, Hilary (Pennsylvania)

Dermody, Kelly M. (California)

Drieband, Eric S. (District of Columbia)

Duarte, Lisa (California)

D'Urso, Martin J. (Pennsylvania)

Fields, Cleo (Louisiana)

Forrester, Melody (Pennsylvania)

Gold, Sidney L. (Pennsylvania)

Goldstein, Barry L (California)

Gottesman, Zachary (Ohio)

Greenberg, Traci M. (Pennsylvania)

Keller, James (Ohio)

Kohn, Joseph C. (Pennsylvania)

Lee, Bill Lann (California)

Lerner, Jeffrey D. (Pennsylvania)

Liberto, Diana (Pennsylvania)

Nanda, Jyoti (California)

Ota, John (California)

Reams, Gwendolyn Young (District of Columbia)

Saenz, Thomas A. (California)

Sagafi, Jahan C (California)

Sekhon, Nirej S. (California)

Simons, Shaheena Ahmad (California)

Su, Julie A (California)

West-Faulcon, Kimberly (California)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Anderson, Sandra J. (Ohio)

Dexter, Douglas Evans (California)

Gochanour, Gregory M. (Illinois)

Kearney, Sandra A. (California)

Knueve, Mark A. (Ohio)

McKinney, Patrick R. (California)

Park, Anna Y. (California)

Ridgley, Thomas Brennan (Ohio)

Young, Douglas R. (California)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

3:03-cv-02817

Docket (PACER)

Gonzalez v. Abercrombie & Fitch Co.

March 6, 2012

March 6, 2012

Docket
1

3:03-cv-02817

Complaint

Gonzalez v. Abercrombie v. Fitch Stores Inc.

2003 WL 23687870

June 16, 2003

June 16, 2003

Complaint
92

3:03-cv-02817

Fourth Amended Complaint

Gonzalez v. Abercrombie v. Fitch Stores Inc.

Nov. 8, 2004

Nov. 8, 2004

Complaint
98

3:03-cv-02817

Answer to Fourth Amended Complaint

Gonzalez v. Abercrombie v. Fitch Stores Inc.

Nov. 11, 2004

Nov. 11, 2004

Pleading / Motion / Brief
125

3:03-cv-02817

Motion for Settlement

Gonzalez v. Abercrombie v. Fitch Stores Inc.

April 11, 2005

April 11, 2005

Pleading / Motion / Brief
138

3:03-cv-02817

3:04-cv-04730

3:04-cv-04731

Consent Decree

April 14, 2005

April 14, 2005

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/5759436/gonzalez-v-abercombie-fitch-co/

Last updated July 23, 2022, 3:02 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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COMPLAINT /summons issued against Abercombie & Fitch Co. (Filing fee $150 receipt number 3348530). Filed by Austin Chu, Juancarlos Gomez-Montejano, Eduardo Gonzalez, Encarnacion Gutierrez, Jennifer Lu, Johan Montoya, Ivy Nguyen, Anthony Ocampo, Angela Wu. (vlh, ) Additional attachment(s) added on 7/29/2003 (ga, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 06/20/2003)

June 16, 2003

June 16, 2003

RECAP

Summons Issued as to Abercombie & Fitch Co. (vlh, )

June 16, 2003

June 16, 2003

PACER
2

ADR SCHEDULING ORDER: Case Management Statement due by 10/9/2003. Case Management Conference set for 10/16/2003 at 10:00 AM. (vlh, ) (Entered: 06/20/2003)

June 16, 2003

June 16, 2003

PACER
3

CERTIFICATE/PROOF OF SERVICE by Austin Chu, Juancarlos Gomez-Montejano, Eduardo Gonzalez, Encarnacion Gutierrez, Jennifer Lu, Johan Montoya, Ivy Nguyen, Anthony Ocampo, Angela Wu re 1 (Cervantez, Eve) (Entered: 06/25/2003)

June 25, 2003

June 25, 2003

PACER
4

CERTIFICATE/PROOF OF SERVICE by Austin Chu, Juancarlos Gomez-Montejano, Eduardo Gonzalez, Encarnacion Gutierrez, Jennifer Lu, Johan Montoya, Ivy Nguyen, Anthony Ocampo, Angela Wu re 1 (Cervantez, Eve) (Entered: 07/09/2003)

July 9, 2003

July 9, 2003

PACER
5

STIPULATION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME TO FILE RESPONSIVE PLEADING by Abercombie & Fitch Co.. (Attachments: # 1 Signature Page (Declarations/Stipulations))(Dexter, Douglas) (Entered: 07/28/2003)

1 Signature Page (Declarations/Stipulations)

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July 28, 2003

July 28, 2003

PACER
6

Declination to Proceed Before a U.S. Magistrate Judge by Abercombie & Fitch Co. and Request for Assignment to a United States District Judge. (Dexter, Douglas) (Entered: 07/28/2003)

July 28, 2003

July 28, 2003

PACER
7

MOTION for Pro Hac Vice of attorney Sandra J. Anderson (paid) filed by Abercombie & Fitch Co.. (ga, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 07/31/2003)

July 28, 2003

July 28, 2003

PACER
8

MOTION for Pro Hac Vice of attorney Mark A. Knueve (paid) filed by Abercombie & Fitch Co.. (ga, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 07/31/2003)

July 28, 2003

July 28, 2003

PACER
9

MOTION for Pro Hac Vice of attorney Thomas B. Ridgley (paid) filed by Abercombie & Fitch Co.. (ga, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 07/31/2003)

July 29, 2003

July 29, 2003

PACER
10

ORDER Impending Reassignment . Signed by Judge HON. MARIA-ELENA JAMES on 8/4/03. (bjt, ) (Entered: 08/04/2003)

Aug. 4, 2003

Aug. 4, 2003

PACER
11

ORDER REASSIGNING CASE. Case reassigned to Judge Susan Illston for all further proceedings. Judge Maria-Elena James no longer assigned to case. Signed by Executive Committee on 08/06/03. (mab, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 08/06/2003)

Aug. 6, 2003

Aug. 6, 2003

PACER
12

CLERK'S NOTICE setting case management on 11/7/03 @ 2:00 p.m. (ts, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 08/12/2003)

Aug. 12, 2003

Aug. 12, 2003

PACER
13

NOTICE re 12 ENTRY OF CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE ORDER by Austin Chu, Juancarlos Gomez-Montejano, Eduardo Gonzalez, Encarnacion Gutierrez, Jennifer Lu, Johan Montoya, Ivy Nguyen, Anthony Ocampo, Angela Wu. (Attachments: # 1)(Sagafi, Jahan) (Entered: 08/12/2003)

Aug. 12, 2003

Aug. 12, 2003

PACER

Set/Reset Hearings: Case Management Conference set for 11/7/2003 at 02:00 PM. (ys, COURT STAFF)

Aug. 12, 2003

Aug. 12, 2003

PACER
14

ORDER granting pro hac vice. Signed by Judge Susan Illston on 8/12/03. (ts, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 08/13/2003)

Aug. 13, 2003

Aug. 13, 2003

PACER
15

First AMENDED COMPLAINT For Injunctive and Declaratory Relief and Damages, For Violations of 42 U.S.C. ? 1981; California Fair Employment and Housing Act against Abercombie & Fitch Co.. Filed by Austin Chu, Juancarlos Gomez-Montejano, Eduardo Gonzalez, Encarnacion Gutierrez, Jennifer Lu, Johan Montoya, Ivy Nguyen, Anthony Ocampo, Angela Wu. (Sagafi, Jahan) (Entered: 08/18/2003)

Aug. 18, 2003

Aug. 18, 2003

PACER
16

CERTIFICATE/PROOF OF SERVICE by Austin Chu, Juancarlos Gomez-Montejano, Eduardo Gonzalez, Encarnacion Gutierrez, Jennifer Lu, Johan Montoya, Ivy Nguyen, Anthony Ocampo, Angela Wu re 15 Via U.S. Mail (Sagafi, Jahan) (Entered: 08/18/2003)

Aug. 18, 2003

Aug. 18, 2003

PACER

Summons (First Amended Complaint) Issued as to A&F California, LLC ; A&F Ohio, Inc. ; Abercombie & Fitch Co. ; Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc. (ys, COURT STAFF)

Aug. 22, 2003

Aug. 22, 2003

PACER
17

STIPULATION re 1, 15 Extension of Time to File Responsive Pleading by A&F California, LLC, A&F Ohio, Inc., Abercombie & Fitch Co., Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Signature Page (Declarations/Stipulations) Signature)(Kearney, Sandra) (Entered: 08/29/2003)

1 Signature Page (Declarations/Stipulations) Signature

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Aug. 29, 2003

Aug. 29, 2003

PACER
18

ORDER . Signed by Judge Illston on 9/4/03. (ts, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 09/04/2003)

Sept. 4, 2003

Sept. 4, 2003

PACER
19

Defendants' ANSWER to Complaint First Amended by A&F California, LLC, A&F Ohio, Inc., Abercombie & Fitch Co., Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc.. (Dexter, Douglas) (Entered: 09/11/2003)

Sept. 11, 2003

Sept. 11, 2003

PACER
20

NOTICE of need of ADR Phone Conference ADR Certification (Kearney, Sandra) (Entered: 09/25/2003)

Sept. 25, 2003

Sept. 25, 2003

PACER
21

NOTICE of need of ADR Phone Conference (Attachments: # 1)(Sagafi, Jahan) (Entered: 09/25/2003)

Sept. 25, 2003

Sept. 25, 2003

PACER
22

CLERK'S NOTICE: ADR Phone Conference scheduled for 10/27/03 at 9:30 a.m. PST. Please take note that plaintiff's counsel initiates the call to all parties. (tjs, COURT STAFF) Modified on 9/26/2003 (tjs, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 09/26/2003)

Sept. 26, 2003

Sept. 26, 2003

PACER
23

STIPULATION EXTENDING BY ONE WEEK THE DEADLINE FOR INITIAL DISCLOSURES PURSUANT TO RULE 26 by Austin Chu, David Culpepper, Eric Fight, Juancarlos Gomez-Montejano, Eduardo Gonzalez, Carla Grubb, Encarnacion Gutierrez, Jennifer Lu, Johan Montoya, Ivy Nguyen, Anthony Ocampo, Angela Wu. (Cervantez, Eve) (Entered: 10/27/2003)

Oct. 27, 2003

Oct. 27, 2003

PACER
24

NOTICE re 14 ENTRY OF ORDER by A&F California, LLC, A&F Ohio, Inc., Abercombie & Fitch Co., Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Kearney, Sandra) (Entered: 10/27/2003)

1 Exhibit A

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Oct. 27, 2003

Oct. 27, 2003

PACER
25

NOTICE re 14 ENTRY OF ORDER by A&F California, LLC, A&F Ohio, Inc., Abercombie & Fitch Co., Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Kearney, Sandra) (Entered: 10/27/2003)

1 Exhibit A

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Oct. 27, 2003

Oct. 27, 2003

PACER
26

NOTICE re 14 ENTRY OF ORDER by A&F California, LLC, A&F Ohio, Inc., Abercombie & Fitch Co., Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Kearney, Sandra) (Entered: 10/27/2003)

1 Exhibit A

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Oct. 27, 2003

Oct. 27, 2003

PACER

ADR Phone Conference by RWS (tjs, COURT STAFF)

Oct. 27, 2003

Oct. 27, 2003

PACER
27

ORDER granting stipulation to extend Rule 26 disclosures. Signed by Judge Illston on 10/28/03. (ts, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 10/28/2003)

Oct. 28, 2003

Oct. 28, 2003

PACER
28

JOINT CASE MANAGEMENT STATEMENT (filed by Plaintiffs on behalf of Plaintiffs and Defendants) filed by Austin Chu, David Culpepper, Eric Fight, Juancarlos Gomez-Montejano, Eduardo Gonzalez, Carla Grubb, Encarnacion Gutierrez, Jennifer Lu, Johan Montoya, Ivy Nguyen, Anthony Ocampo, Angela Wu. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit A)(Sagafi, Jahan) (Entered: 10/31/2003)

1 Exhibit Exhibit A

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Oct. 31, 2003

Oct. 31, 2003

PACER

ADR Phone Conference by RWS (tjs, COURT STAFF)

Nov. 4, 2003

Nov. 4, 2003

PACER
29

MOTION for Pro Hac Vice of Elizabeth A. Alexander (receipt #3353287) filed by Austin Chu, David Culpepper, Eric Fight, Juancarlos Gomez-Montejano, Eduardo Gonzalez, Carla Grubb, Encarnacion Gutierrez, Jennifer Lu, Johan Montoya, Ivy Nguyen, Anthony Ocampo, Angela Wu. (ys, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 11/07/2003)

Nov. 6, 2003

Nov. 6, 2003

PACER

Proposed Order re 29 by Austin Chu, David Culpepper, Eric Fight, Juancarlos Gomez-Montejano, Eduardo Gonzalez, Carla Grubb, Encarnacion Gutierrez, Jennifer Lu, Johan Montoya, Ivy Nguyen, Anthony Ocampo, Angela Wu. (ys, COURT STAFF)

Nov. 6, 2003

Nov. 6, 2003

PACER
30

Minute Entry: Initial Case Management Conference held on 11/7/2003 before Illston. Case continued to 11/12/04 @ 2:30 p.m. for Further Case Management ConferenceCase continued to 4/16/04 @ 2:30 P.M. for Further Case Management ConferenceCase continued to 10/29/04 @ 9:00 A.M. for Motion for Class Certification(Motion due 7/16/04, Opposition 9/9/041 Reply 0/15/04)Case continued to NONE SET AT THIS TIME for Pretrial ConferenceCase continued to 9/12/05 @ 8:30 a.m. for Trial (: Days)RE: CLASS CERTIFICATION: Designate Experts by: 5/2/04, completion of Depositions 6/4/04, Disclose supplemental/Rebuttal Expert & Reports: 6/11/04, Completion of Supplemental/Rebuttal Expert Depositions 7/2/04ORDERED AFTER HEARING: T he parties shall attempt to resolve the personal jurisdiction issue or file the appropriate motions by November 21, 2004.(No pretrial order issued at this time.)(Court Reporter NONE.) (ts, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 11/12/2003)

Nov. 12, 2003

Nov. 12, 2003

PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines:, Set/Reset Hearings: Motions for class certification due by 7/16/2004. Bench Trial set for 9/12/2005 08:30 AM. Case Management Conference set for 4/16/2004 at 02:30 PM. Motion Hearing for class certification set for 10/29/2004 09:00 AM. (ys, COURT STAFF)

Nov. 12, 2003

Nov. 12, 2003

PACER
31

ORDER by Judge Susan Illston granting 29 Motion for Pro Hac Vice of Elizabeth A. Alexander (ys, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 11/14/2003)

Nov. 12, 2003

Nov. 12, 2003

PACER
32

STIPULATION to report to Court NLT 12/8/03 by Abercombie & Fitch Co., Eduardo Gonzalez. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Proof of Service)(Sagafi, Jahan) (Filed on 11/24/2003) (Entered: 11/24/2003)

1 Exhibit Proof of Service

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Nov. 24, 2003

Nov. 24, 2003

PACER
33

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Eduardo Gonzalez (Attachments: # 1 LETTER TO HONORABLE SUSAN ILLSTON)(Sagafi, Jahan) (Filed on 12/4/2003) (Entered: 12/04/2003)

1 LETTER TO HONORABLE SUSAN ILLSTON

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Dec. 4, 2003

Dec. 4, 2003

PACER
34

NOTICE/Letter by Austin Chu, David Culpepper, Eric Fight, Juancarlos Gomez-Montejano, Eduardo Gonzalez, Carla Grubb, Encarnacion Gutierrez, Jennifer Lu, Johan Montoya, Ivy Nguyen, Anthony Ocampo, Angela Wu (Sagafi, Jahan) (Filed on 12/8/2003) Modified on 12/9/2003 (ys, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 12/08/2003)

Dec. 8, 2003

Dec. 8, 2003

PACER
35

STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER GRANTING LEAVE TO FILE SECOND AMENDED COMPLAINT by Austin Chu, David Culpepper, Eric Fight, Juancarlos Gomez-Montejano, Eduardo Gonzalez, Carla Grubb, Encarnacion Gutierrez, Jennifer Lu, Johan Montoya, Ivy Nguyen, Anthony Ocampo, Angela Wu. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A# 2 Proof of Service)(Sagafi, Jahan) (Filed on 1/6/2004) (Entered: 01/06/2004)

1 Exhibit A

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2 Proof of Service

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Jan. 6, 2004

Jan. 6, 2004

PACER
36

EXHIBITS RE STIPULATION re 35 Stipulation, Exhibits A-BB to Second Amended Complaint by Austin Chu, David Culpepper, Eric Fight, Juancarlos Gomez-Montejano, Eduardo Gonzalez, Carla Grubb, Encarnacion Gutierrez, Jennifer Lu, Johan Montoya, Ivy Nguyen, Anthony Ocampo, Angela Wu. (Attachments: # 1 Proof of Service)(Sagafi, Jahan) (Filed on 1/6/2004) Modified on 1/7/2004 (ys, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 01/06/2004)

1 Proof of Service

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Jan. 6, 2004

Jan. 6, 2004

PACER
37

ERRATA re 35 revised signature pages of Second Amended Complaint by Austin Chu, David Culpepper, Eric Fight, Juancarlos Gomez-Montejano, Eduardo Gonzalez, Carla Grubb, Encarnacion Gutierrez, Jennifer Lu, Johan Montoya, Ivy Nguyen, Anthony Ocampo, Angela Wu. (Sagafi, Jahan) (Filed on 1/7/2004) (Entered: 01/07/2004)

Jan. 7, 2004

Jan. 7, 2004

PACER
38

ORDER granting leave to file second amended complaint. Signed by Judge Illston on 1/8/04. (ts, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/9/2004) (Entered: 01/09/2004)

Jan. 9, 2004

Jan. 9, 2004

PACER
39

AMENDED COMPLAINT (SECOND AMENDED COMPLAINT) against Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc.. Filed by Eduardo Gonzalez. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A-BB# 2 Proof of Service via Facsimile and U.S. Mail)(Sagafi, Jahan) (Filed on 1/9/2004) (Entered: 01/09/2004)

1 Exhibit A-BB

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2 Proof of Service via Facsimile and U.S. Mail

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Jan. 9, 2004

Jan. 9, 2004

RECAP
40

STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] PRETRIAL ORDER NO. 1 RE: ORGANIZATION OF PLAINTIFFS' COUNSEL by Patrice Douglass, Robair Sherrod, Austin Chu, David Culpepper, Eric Fight, Juancarlos Gomez-Montejano, Eduardo Gonzalez, Carla Grubb, Encarnacion Gutierrez, Jennifer Lu, Johan Montoya, Ivy Nguyen, Anthony Ocampo, Angela Wu. (Attachments: # 1 Proof of Service via Facsimile and U.S. Mail)(Sagafi, Jahan) (Filed on 1/20/2004) (Entered: 01/20/2004)

1 Proof of Service via Facsimile and U.S. Mail

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Jan. 20, 2004

Jan. 20, 2004

PACER
41

ORDER Re: Stipulation and Pretrial Order No. 1 Re: Organization of Plaintiffs' Counsel. Signed by Judge Illston on 1/21/04. (ts, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/22/2004) (Entered: 01/22/2004)

Jan. 22, 2004

Jan. 22, 2004

PACER
42

ANSWER to Amended Complaint SECOND AMENDED CLASS ACTION COMPLAINT by A&F California, LLC, A&F Ohio, Inc., Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc.. (Kearney, Sandra) (Filed on 1/26/2004) (Entered: 01/26/2004)

Jan. 26, 2004

Jan. 26, 2004

PACER
43

MOTION for leave to appear in Pro Hac Vice of Sidney L. Gold ($60.00, receipt #3356138) filed by plaintiffs.(ys, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/28/2004) (Entered: 01/29/2004)

Jan. 28, 2004

Jan. 28, 2004

PACER

Proposed Order re 43 Pro Hac Vice of Sidney L. Gold by plaintiffs. (ys, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/28/2004)

Jan. 28, 2004

Jan. 28, 2004

PACER
44

MOTION for leave to appear in Pro Hac Vice of James F. Keller ($60.00, receipt #3356137) filed by plaintiffs. (ys, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/28/2004) (Entered: 01/29/2004)

Jan. 28, 2004

Jan. 28, 2004

PACER

Proposed Order re 44 pro hac vice of James F. Keller by plaintiffs. (ys, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/28/2004)

Jan. 28, 2004

Jan. 28, 2004

PACER
45

MOTION for Pro Hac Vice of Melody Forrester ($60.00, receipt #3356136) filed by plaintiffs. (ys, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/28/2004) Modified on 2/5/2004 (ys, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 01/29/2004)

Jan. 28, 2004

Jan. 28, 2004

PACER

Proposed Order re 45 pro hac vice of Jeffrey D. Lerner by plaintiffs. (ys, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/28/2004) (Entered: 01/29/2004)

Jan. 28, 2004

Jan. 28, 2004

PACER
46

MOTION for leave to appear in Pro Hac Vice of Jeffrey D. Lerner ($60.00, receipt #3356136) filed by plaintiffs. (ys, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/28/2004) (Entered: 01/29/2004)

Jan. 28, 2004

Jan. 28, 2004

PACER

Proposed Order re 46 pro hac vice of Jeffrey D. Lerner by plaintiffs. (ys, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/28/2004)

Jan. 28, 2004

Jan. 28, 2004

PACER
47

MOTION for leave to appear in Pro Hac Vice of Bryan L. Clobes ($60.00, receipt #3356136) filed by plaintiffs. (ys, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/28/2004) (Entered: 01/29/2004)

Jan. 28, 2004

Jan. 28, 2004

PACER

Proposed Order re 47 pro hac vice of Bryan L. Clobes by plaintiffs. (ys, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/28/2004)

Jan. 28, 2004

Jan. 28, 2004

PACER
48

MOTION for leave to appear in Pro Hac Vice of Martin J. D'urso ($60.00, receipt #3356135) filed by plaintiffs. (ys, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/28/2004) (Entered: 01/29/2004)

Jan. 28, 2004

Jan. 28, 2004

PACER

Proposed Order re 48 pro hac vice of Martin J. D'urso by plaintiffs. (ys, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/28/2004)

Jan. 28, 2004

Jan. 28, 2004

PACER
49

MOTION for leave to appear in Pro Hac Vice of Diana Liberto ($60.00, receipt #3356136) filed by plaintiffs. (ys, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/28/2004) (Entered: 01/29/2004)

Jan. 28, 2004

Jan. 28, 2004

PACER

Proposed Order re 49 pro hac vice of Diana Liberto by plaintiffs. (ys, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/28/2004)

Jan. 28, 2004

Jan. 28, 2004

PACER
50

MOTION for leave to appear in Pro Hac Vice of Hilary Cohen ($60.00, receipt #3356135) filed by plaintiffs. (ys, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/28/2004) (Entered: 01/29/2004)

Jan. 28, 2004

Jan. 28, 2004

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Proposed Order re 50 pro hac vice of Hilary Cohen by plaintiffs. (ys, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/28/2004)

Jan. 28, 2004

Jan. 28, 2004

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51

MOTION for leave to appear in Pro Hac Vice of Joseph C. Kohn ($60.00, receipt #3356135) filed by plaintiffs. (ys, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/28/2004) (Entered: 01/29/2004)

Jan. 28, 2004

Jan. 28, 2004

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Proposed Order re 51 pro hac vice of Joseph C. Kohn by plaintiffs. (ys, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/28/2004)

Jan. 28, 2004

Jan. 28, 2004

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STATUS REPORT [Letter to the Honorable Susan Illston] by Eduardo Gonzalez. (Attachments: # 1 Proof of Service via Facsimile)(Sagafi, Jahan) (Filed on 1/29/2004) (Entered: 01/29/2004)

1 Proof of Service via Facsimile

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Jan. 29, 2004

Jan. 29, 2004

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ORDER by Judge Susan Illston granting 51 Motion for Pro Hac Vice of Joseph C. Kohn. (ys, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/3/2004) (Entered: 02/04/2004)

Feb. 3, 2004

Feb. 3, 2004

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ORDER by Judge Susan Illston granting 49 Motion for Pro Hac Vice of Diana Liberto. (ys, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/3/2004) (Entered: 02/04/2004)

Feb. 3, 2004

Feb. 3, 2004

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ORDER by Judge Susan Illston granting 50 Motion for Pro Hac Vice of Hilary Cohen. (ys, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/3/2004) (Entered: 02/04/2004)

Feb. 3, 2004

Feb. 3, 2004

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ORDER by Judge Susan Illston granting 48 Motion for Pro Hac Vice of Martin J. D'Urso. (ys, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/3/2004) (Entered: 02/04/2004)

Feb. 3, 2004

Feb. 3, 2004

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ORDER by Judge Susan Illston granting 46 Motion for Pro Hac Vice of Jeffrey D. Lerner. (ys, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/3/2004) (Entered: 02/04/2004)

Feb. 3, 2004

Feb. 3, 2004

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ORDER by Judge Susan Illston granting 45 Motion for pro hac vice of Melody Forrester. (ys, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/3/2004) Modified on 2/5/2004 (ys, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 02/04/2004)

Feb. 3, 2004

Feb. 3, 2004

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ORDER by Judge Susan Illston granting 47 Motion for Pro Hac Vice of Bryan L. Clobes. (ys, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/3/2004) (Entered: 02/04/2004)

Feb. 3, 2004

Feb. 3, 2004

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ORDER by Judge Susan Illston granting 43 Motion for Pro Hac Vice of Sidney L. Gold. (ys, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/3/2004) (Entered: 02/04/2004)

Feb. 3, 2004

Feb. 3, 2004

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ORDER by Judge Susan Illston granting 44 Motion for Pro Hac Vice of James F. Keller. (ys, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/3/2004) (Entered: 02/04/2004)

Feb. 3, 2004

Feb. 3, 2004

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MOTION for leave to appear in Pro Hac Vice of Cleo Fields ($60.00, receipt #3356543) filed by Austin Chu, David Culpepper, Patrice Douglass, Eric Fight, Juancarlos Gomez-Montejano, Eduardo Gonzalez, Carla Grubb, Encarnacion Gutierrez, Jennifer Lu, Johan Montoya, Ivy Nguyen, Anthony Ocampo, Robair Sherrod, Angela Wu. (ys, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/9/2004) (Entered: 02/10/2004)

Feb. 9, 2004

Feb. 9, 2004

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Proposed Order re 62 application for admission of Cleo Fields pro hac vice by Austin Chu, David Culpepper, Patrice Douglass, Eric Fight, Juancarlos Gomez-Montejano, Eduardo Gonzalez, Carla Grubb, Encarnacion Gutierrez, Jennifer Lu, Johan Montoya, Ivy Nguyen, Anthony Ocampo, Robair Sherrod, Angela Wu. (ys, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/9/2004)

Feb. 9, 2004

Feb. 9, 2004

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ORDER by Judge Susan Illston granting 62 Motion for Pro Hac Vice of Cleo Fields. (ys, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/11/2004) (Entered: 02/12/2004)

Feb. 11, 2004

Feb. 11, 2004

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STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER RE MODIFYING DATE FOR PARTIES? FIRST MEDIATION by Austin Chu, David Culpepper, Patrice Douglass, Eric Fight, Juancarlos Gomez-Montejano, Eduardo Gonzalez, Carla Grubb, Encarnacion Gutierrez, Jennifer Lu, Johan Montoya, Ivy Nguyen, Anthony Ocampo, Robair Sherrod, Angela Wu. (Sagafi, Jahan) (Filed on 2/12/2004) (Entered: 02/12/2004)

Feb. 12, 2004

Feb. 12, 2004

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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Austin Chu, David Culpepper, Patrice Douglass, Eric Fight, Juancarlos Gomez-Montejano, Eduardo Gonzalez, Carla Grubb, Encarnacion Gutierrez, Jennifer Lu, Johan Montoya, Ivy Nguyen, Anthony Ocampo, Robair Sherrod, Angela Wu re 64 Stipulation, VIA FACSIMILE AND U.S. MAIL (Sagafi, Jahan) (Filed on 2/12/2004) (Entered: 02/12/2004)

Feb. 12, 2004

Feb. 12, 2004

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ORDER re: date for 1st mediation. Signed by Judge Illston on 2/13/04. (ts, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/18/2004) (Entered: 02/18/2004)

Feb. 18, 2004

Feb. 18, 2004

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MOTION for Leave to File Third Amended Complaint filed by Eduardo Gonzalez. Motion Hearing set for 5/14/2004 09:00 AM. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit EXHIBIT 1: THIRD AMENDED CLASS ACTION COMPLAINT# 2 PROOF OF SERVICE VIA FACSIMILE AND U.S. MAIL)(Sagafi, Jahan) (Filed on 3/29/2004) (Entered: 03/29/2004)

1 Exhibit EXHIBIT 1: THIRD AMENDED CLASS ACTION COMPLAINT

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2 PROOF OF SERVICE VIA FACSIMILE AND U.S. MAIL

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March 29, 2004

March 29, 2004

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EXHIBITS re 67 Motion for Leave to File filed by Austin Chu, David Culpepper, Patrice Douglass, Eric Fight, Juancarlos Gomez-Montejano, Eduardo Gonzalez, Carla Grubb, Encarnacion Gutierrez, Jennifer Lu, Johan Montoya, Ivy Nguyen, Anthony Ocampo, Robair Sherrod, Angela Wu. (Related document(s) 67 ) (Sagafi, Jahan) (Filed on 3/30/2004) (Entered: 03/30/2004)

March 30, 2004

March 30, 2004

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JOINT CASE MANAGEMENT STATEMENT filed by Eduardo Gonzalez. (Sagafi, Jahan) (Filed on 4/12/2004) (Entered: 04/12/2004)

April 12, 2004

April 12, 2004

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Minute Entry: Further Case Management Conference held on 4/16/2004 before Illston The following deadlines were extended: 1) expert designation to 5/3/04 and 2) exchange expert reports on 5/13/04.(Date Filed: 4/19/2004). (Court Reporter none.) (ts, COURT STAFF) (Date Filed: 4/19/2004) (Entered: 04/19/2004)

April 19, 2004

April 19, 2004

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RESPONSE in Support re 67 MOTION for Leave to File Third Amended Complaint filed by A&F California, LLC, A&F Ohio, Inc., Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc.. (Kearney, Sandra) (Filed on 4/23/2004) (Entered: 04/23/2004)

April 23, 2004

April 23, 2004

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STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER RE MODIFICATION OF SCHEDULE OF DATES FOR CERTAIN CLASS CERTIFICATION MOTION MATTERS by Austin Chu, David Culpepper, Patrice Douglass, Eric Fight, Juancarlos Gomez-Montejano, Eduardo Gonzalez, Carla Grubb, Encarnacion Gutierrez, Jennifer Lu, Johan Montoya, Ivy Nguyen, Anthony Ocampo, Robair Sherrod, Angela Wu. (Sagafi, Jahan) (Filed on 5/4/2004) (Entered: 05/04/2004)

May 4, 2004

May 4, 2004

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"DUPLICATE OF #72" STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER RE MODIFICATION OF SCHEDULE OF DATES FOR CERTAIN CLASS CERTIFICATION MOTION MATTERS by Austin Chu, David Culpepper, Patrice Douglass, Eric Fight, Juancarlos Gomez-Montejano, Eduardo Gonzalez, Carla Grubb, Encarnacion Gutierrez, Jennifer Lu, Johan Montoya, Ivy Nguyen, Anthony Ocampo, Robair Sherrod, Angela Wu. (Sagafi, Jahan) (Filed on 5/4/2004) Modified on 5/5/2004 (ys, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 05/04/2004)

May 4, 2004

May 4, 2004

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STIPULATION AND ORDER re: briefing schedule on motion for class certification. Signed by Judge Illston on 5/5/04. (ts, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/5/2004) (Entered: 05/05/2004)

May 5, 2004

May 5, 2004

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STIPULATION AND PROPOSED ORDER RE MODIFICATION OF CLASS CERTIFICATION SCHEDULE by A&F California, LLC, A&F Ohio, Inc., Abercombie & Fitch Co., Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc., Austin Chu, David Culpepper, Patrice Douglass, Eric Fight, Juancarlos Gomez-Montejano, Eduardo Gonzalez, Carla Grubb, Encarnacion Gutierrez, Jennifer Lu, Johan Montoya, Ivy Nguyen, Anthony Ocampo, Robair Sherrod, Angela Wu. (Sagafi, Jahan) (Filed on 5/13/2004) (Entered: 05/13/2004)

May 13, 2004

May 13, 2004

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ORDER by Judge Illston granting 67 Motion for Leave to File Third AMended Complaint (ts, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/17/2004) (Entered: 05/17/2004)

May 17, 2004

May 17, 2004

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STIPULATION AND ORDER resetting class certification and case management to 12/3/04 and 12/17/04, respectively. Signed by Judge Illston on 5/17/04. (ts, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/17/2004) (Entered: 05/17/2004)

May 17, 2004

May 17, 2004

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Set Deadlines/Hearings: Motions for Class Certification due by 9/7/2004. Case Management Conference set for 12/17/2004 02:30 PM. Motion Hearing for Class Certification set for 12/3/2004 09:00 AM. (ys, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/17/2004)

May 17, 2004

May 17, 2004

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AMENDED COMPLAINT THIRD against A&F California, LLC, A&F Ohio, Inc., Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc.. Filed by Austin Chu, David Culpepper, Patrice Douglass, Eric Fight, Juancarlos Gomez-Montejano, Eduardo Gonzalez, Carla Grubb, Encarnacion Gutierrez, Jennifer Lu, Johan Montoya, Ivy Nguyen, Anthony Ocampo, Robair Sherrod, Angela Wu. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A-BB)(Sagafi, Jahan) (Filed on 6/10/2004) (Entered: 06/10/2004)

1 Exhibit A-BB

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June 10, 2004

June 10, 2004

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STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER RE MODIFICATION OF CLASS CERTIFICATION SCHEDULE by Austin Chu, David Culpepper, Patrice Douglass, Eric Fight, Juancarlos Gomez-Montejano, Eduardo Gonzalez, Carla Grubb, Encarnacion Gutierrez, Jennifer Lu, Johan Montoya, Ivy Nguyen, Anthony Ocampo, Robair Sherrod, Angela Wu. (Sagafi, Jahan) (Filed on 6/14/2004) (Entered: 06/14/2004)

June 14, 2004

June 14, 2004

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ORDER Granting re 79 Stipulation re Modification of Class Certification Schedule, filed by Eduardo Gonzalez, Anthony Ocampo, Encarnacion Gutierrez, Johan Montoya, Juancarlos Gomez-Montejano, Jennifer Lu, Austin Chu, Ivy Nguyen, Angela Wu, Eric Fight, Carla Grubb, David Culpepper, Robair Sherrod, Patrice Douglass. Signed by Judge Illston on 6/14/04. (sp, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 6/18/2004) Additional attachment(s) added on 6/18/2004 (sp, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 06/18/2004)

1 Proof of Service

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June 18, 2004

June 18, 2004

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Set Deadlines/Hearings: Plaintiffs' motion for class certification due by 10/5/2004. Case Management Conference set for 1/21/2005 02:30 PM. Class certification Hearing set for 1/7/2005 09:00 AM. (ys, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 6/18/2004)

June 18, 2004

June 18, 2004

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Defendants' ANSWER to Amended Complaint (Third) by A&F California, LLC, A&F Ohio, Inc., Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc.. (Kearney, Sandra) (Filed on 6/21/2004) (Entered: 06/21/2004)

June 21, 2004

June 21, 2004

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Case Details

State / Territory: California

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

Private Employment Class Actions

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: June 16, 2003

Closing Date: April 15, 2005

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

People applying to and working within Abercrombie & Fitch who faced discrimination due to their race, color, and/or national origin

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Unknown

Defendants

Abercrombie & Fitch, Private Entity/Person

Defendant Type(s):

Retailer

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1981

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

State Anti-Discrimination Law

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Monetary Relief

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: $40,000,000

Order Duration: 2005 - 2011

Content of Injunction:

Comply with advertising/recruiting requirements

Discrimination Prohibition

Follow recruitment, hiring, or promotion protocols

Goals (e.g., for hiring, admissions)

Implement complaint/dispute resolution process

Monitor/Master

Other requirements regarding hiring, promotion, retention

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Recordkeeping

Reporting

Utilize objective hiring/promotion criteria

Utilize objective job description

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Pattern or Practice

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Hiring

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

Pay / Benefits

Promotion

Discrimination-basis:

National origin discrimination

Race discrimination

Sex discrimination

Race:

Asian/Pacific Islander

Black

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Private Suit Related / Consolidated with EEOC Suit

National Origin/Ethnicity:

Hispanic