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Case Name EEOC v. KOVACEVICH 5 FARMS EE-CA-0119
Docket / Court 1:06-CV-00165 REC ( E.D. Cal. )
State/Territory California
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The San Francisco District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Kovacevich 5 Farms in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California in February 2006. The complaint alleged sex discrimination for failing to hire six female applicants, which violated Title VII of the Civil ... read more >
The San Francisco District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Kovacevich 5 Farms in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California in February 2006. The complaint alleged sex discrimination for failing to hire six female applicants, which violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The complainants intervened in the EEOC's suit. The defendant moved to dismiss the intervenors' suit for failure to state a claim, which was denied (EEOC v. Kovacevich 5 Farms, 2006 WL 3050149 (E.D. Cal. 2006)). The defendant also moved for summary judgment on the intervenors' claims, and the intervenors moved to certify a class. The defendant's motion for summary judgment was denied, and the intervenors' motion to certify a class was deferred and has not yet been resolved (EEOC v. Kovacevich 5 Farms, 2007 WL 1174444 (E.D. Cal. 2007)). An unsuccessful settlement conference was held on 2/11/2008. The case was ongoing as of 4/22/2008.

Kevin Wilemon - 05/23/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Discrimination-area
Hiring
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
No EEOC Final Resolution Type
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
State Anti-Discrimination Law
Defendant(s) Kovacevich 5 Farms
Plaintiff Description Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations EEOC
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Pending
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None yet
Source of Relief None yet
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year n/a
Case Ongoing Yes
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)
1:06-cv-00165-OWW-TAG (E.D. Cal.) 03/17/2008
EE-CA-0119-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 02/13/2006
EE-CA-0119-0002 PDF | Detail
Complaint in Intervention 08/23/2006
EE-CA-0119-0001 PDF | Detail
Order [Denying Motion to Dismiss] 10/27/2006 (2006 WL 3060149) (E.D. Cal.)
EE-CA-0119-0005 PDF | WESTLAW | Detail
Document Source: Westlaw
Order [Re: Motion for Class-Certification and Motion for Summary Adjudication] 04/19/2007 (2007 WL 1174444 / 2007 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 32330) (E.D. Cal.)
EE-CA-0119-0003 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Order [RE: Motion to Compel] 06/04/2007 (2007 WL 1599772) (E.D. Cal.)
EE-CA-0119-0004 PDF | WESTLAW | Detail
Judges Wanger, Oliver Winston (E.D. Cal.)
EE-CA-0119-0005
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Hernandez, Evangelina Patricia (California)
EE-CA-0119-9000
Offen-Brown, David F. (California)
EE-CA-0119-9000
Olmos, R Thomas (California)
EE-CA-0119-9000
Ordonio-Dixon, Linda Susan (California)
EE-CA-0119-9000
Tamayo, William Robert (California)
EE-CA-0119-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Barsamian, Ronald H (California)
EE-CA-0119-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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