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Case Name Ellis v. Costco EE-CA-0302
Docket / Court 3:04-cv-03341 ( N.D. Cal. )
State/Territory California
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection Private Employment Class Actions
Attorney Organization Impact Fund
Case Summary
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Defendant-type
Retailer
Discrimination-area
Promotion
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
General
Pattern or Practice
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Race
Race, unspecified
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Costco Wholesale Corporation
Plaintiff Description The class consists of all current and former female Costco employees nationwide who have been denied promotion to GM or AGM or denied promotion to Senior Staff positions since January 3, 2002.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations Impact Fund
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Yes
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Litigation
Case Ongoing Yes
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Docket(s)
Case 3:04-cv-03341-MHP (N.D. Cal.)
EE-CA-0302-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/15/2012
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Order [ECF# 77] (N.D. Cal.)
EE-CA-0302-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/22/2004
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Second Amended Complaint [ECF# 83-1]
EE-CA-0302-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/23/2005
Order denying defendant's motion to move case to different court (372 F.Supp.2d 530) (N.D. Cal.)
EE-CA-0302-0007.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 05/31/2005
Source: Google Scholar
Stipulation and (Proposed) Order Regarding Plaintiff's Motion to Strike Declaration Submitted by Costco [ECF# 484] (N.D. Cal.)
EE-CA-0302-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/27/2006
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum & Order [ECF# 494] (240 F.R.D. 627) (N.D. Cal.)
EE-CA-0302-0004.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 01/10/2007
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Opinion [Ct. of App. ECF# 526] (657 F.3d 970)
EE-CA-0302-0005.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 09/16/2011
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Granting Plaintiffs' Motion for Class Certification and Denying Defendant's Motion to Eliminate Class Claim [ECF# 693] (285 F.R.D. 492) (N.D. Cal.)
EE-CA-0302-0006.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 09/25/2012
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [Granting Motion for Preliminary Approval of Settlement] [ECF# 780] (N.D. Cal.)
EE-CA-0302-0009.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/10/2014
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [Granting Motion for Settlement] [ECF# 791] (N.D. Cal.)
EE-CA-0302-0010.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/27/2014
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [Dismissing Case] [ECF# 907] (N.D. Cal.)
EE-CA-0302-0011.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/28/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Chen, Edward Milton (N.D. Cal.)
EE-CA-0302-0006 | EE-CA-0302-0009 | EE-CA-0302-0010 | EE-CA-0302-0011 | EE-CA-0302-9000
Clifton, Richard R. (Ninth Circuit)
EE-CA-0302-0005
Gould, Ronald Murray (Ninth Circuit)
EE-CA-0302-0005
Patel, Marilyn Hall (N.D. Cal.)
EE-CA-0302-0002 | EE-CA-0302-0004 | EE-CA-0302-0007 | EE-CA-0302-9000
Smith, Norman Randy (Ninth Circuit)
EE-CA-0302-0005
Plaintiff's Lawyers Campins, Julia (California)
EE-CA-0302-9000
Dermody, Kelly M. (California)
EE-CA-0302-9000
Finberg, James M. (California)
EE-CA-0302-0001 | EE-CA-0302-9000
Hazam, Lexi Joy (California)
EE-CA-0302-0001 | EE-CA-0302-9000
Hutchinson, Daniel M. (California)
EE-CA-0302-9000
Kramer, Karin A. (California)
EE-CA-0302-0001 | EE-CA-0302-9000
Larkin, Jocelyn Dion (California)
EE-CA-0302-0001 | EE-CA-0302-9000
Lawrence, Elizabeth A. (California)
EE-CA-0302-0001 | EE-CA-0302-9000
Lee, Bill Lann (California)
EE-CA-0302-0001 | EE-CA-0302-9000
Nako, Lindsay Elizabeth (California)
EE-CA-0302-9000
Sekhon, Nirej S. (California)
EE-CA-0302-0001 | EE-CA-0302-9000
Seligman, Brad (California)
EE-CA-0302-0001 | EE-CA-0302-0003 | EE-CA-0302-9000
Stemerman, Steven L. (California)
EE-CA-0302-0001 | EE-CA-0302-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Kadue, David D. (California)
EE-CA-0302-0003 | EE-CA-0302-9000
Kampf, William Owen (California)
EE-CA-0302-9000
Maatman, Gerald L Jr. (Illinois)
EE-CA-0302-9000
Ross, David Bennet (New York)
EE-CA-0302-9000
Wybenga, Thomas J. (Washington)
EE-CA-0302-9000

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