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Case Name SOLIS LARA v. ASSI SUPER EE-CA-0300
Docket / Court 2:03-cv-05131 ( C.D. Cal. )
State/Territory California
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Case Summary
On July 18, 2003, employees who had filed suit in state court against their employer removed their class action lawsuit to the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. Represented by public interest attorneys and private counsel, the plaintiffs alleged violation of state laws and ... read more >
On July 18, 2003, employees who had filed suit in state court against their employer removed their class action lawsuit to the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. Represented by public interest attorneys and private counsel, the plaintiffs alleged violation of state laws and sought relief for the class of employees in the form of declaratory judgment, injunctive, relief, and damages.

Specifically, the plaintiffs alleged discrimination on the basis of national origin and race. Plaintiffs also alleged that their employer failed to compensate them for overtime, in violation of California state law.

On December 3, 2003, the plaintiffs filed their second amended complaint and the parties stipulated to the dismissal of the lawsuit from federal court, opting to bring the case in state court. In 2007, the Superior Court of the State of California, Los Angeles County (case number BC289199) approved a class action settlement. Though the filings are not available, it seems that the parties settled for injunctive relief and 1.475 million dollars.

Maurice Youkanna - 06/04/2014


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Monitoring
Reporting
Defendant-type
Retailer
Discrimination-area
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Hiring
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
Pay / Benefits
Promotion
Discrimination-basis
National origin discrimination
Race discrimination
General
Disparate Treatment
Pattern or Practice
Retaliation
National Origin/Ethnicity
Hispanic
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Race
Asian/Pacific Islander
Race, unspecified
Causes of Action State law
State Anti-Discrimination Law
Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201
Defendant(s) Assi Super
Plaintiff Description Plaintiffs are store employees who are bringing suit on behalf of a class of employees that face employment discrimination.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations None on record
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Yes
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Damages
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Private Settlement Agreement
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 2007
Case Ongoing No
Additional Resources
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Case Studies Megacases, Diversity, and the Elusive Goal of Workplace Reform
Written: Mar. 01, 2008
By: Nancy Levit (University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law)
Citation: 49 B.C. L. Rev. 367 (2008)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  Second Generation Employment Discrimination: A Structural Approach
By: Susan Sturm (Columbia Law School)
Citation: 101 Colum. L. Rev. 458 (2001)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

Docket(s)
2:03-cv-05131-SVW-VBK (C.D. Cal.) 12/03/2003
EE-CA-0300-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Joint Stipulation 12/03/2003 (C.D. Cal.)
EE-CA-0300-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Second Amended Complaint for Damages and Injunctive Relief 12/03/2003
EE-CA-0300-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Kenton, Victor B. (C.D. Cal.) [Magistrate]
EE-CA-0300-9000
Wilson, Stephen Victor (C.D. Cal.)
EE-CA-0300-0001 | EE-CA-0300-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Arredondo, Esteban Perales (California)
EE-CA-0300-9000
Sperling, Jocelyn Sharyn (California)
EE-CA-0300-9000
Traber, Theresa M. (California)
EE-CA-0300-9000
Voorhees, Bert (California)
EE-CA-0300-0001 | EE-CA-0300-0002 | EE-CA-0300-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Fossati, Yvonne Arvanitis (California)
EE-CA-0300-9000
Parlan-Spelman, Philline (California)
EE-CA-0300-9000
Vogel, Robert D (California)
EE-CA-0300-0001 | EE-CA-0300-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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