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Case Name Cogdell v. Wet Seal EE-CA-0348
Docket / Court 8:12-cv-01138-AG-AN ( C.D. Cal. )
State/Territory California
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Attorney Organization NAACP Legal Defense Fund
Case Summary
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Comply with advertising/recruiting requirements
Develop anti-discrimination policy
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
Defendant-type
Retailer
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Pay / Benefits
Promotion
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Pattern or Practice
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 1981
Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e
Defendant(s) The Wet Seal, Inc.
Plaintiff Description African-American former store-management-level employees of Wet Seal.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations NAACP Legal Defense Fund
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Yes
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Attorneys fees
Damages
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Litigation
Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Voluntary Dismissal
Order Duration 2013 - 2016
Case Closing Year 2016
Case Ongoing No
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  Megacases, Diversity, and the Elusive Goal of Workplace Reform
Date: Mar. 1, 2008
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  Second Generation Employment Discrimination: A Structural Approach
Date: Apr. 1, 2001
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Docket(s)
12-cv-01138 (C.D. Cal.)
EE-CA-0348-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/25/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint for Damages: 42 U.S.C. § 1981, Class Action, Jury Trial Demanded [ECF# 1]
EE-CA-0348-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/12/2012
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
First Amended Complaint for Damages: 42 U.S.C. § 1981: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Class Action, Jury Trial Demanded [ECF# 49]
EE-CA-0348-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/03/2013
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Settlement Agreement and Joint Stipulation [ECF# 56-2]
EE-CA-0348-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/08/2013
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Notice of Proposed Settlement of Employment Discrimination Class Action [ECF# 56-3]
EE-CA-0348-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/08/2013
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Guilford, Andrew J. (C.D. Cal.)
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Nakazato, Arthur (C.D. Cal.) [Magistrate]
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Plaintiff's Lawyers Adegbile, Debo Patrick (New York)
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Boddie, Elise C. (New York)
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DeMis, Nancy C (Pennsylvania)
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Fard, Sima (California)
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Fiorentino, Susan R (Pennsylvania)
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Lee, Bill Lann (California)
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Mar, Ria Tabacco (New York)
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Moore, ReNika C (New York)
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Seligman, Brad (California)
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Wakschlag, Shira T. (California)
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Wilensky, Julie H. (California)
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Defendant's Lawyers Abell, Nancy L. (California)
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Baca, Hillary Jay (California)
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Carter, James Putman (California)
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Lake, Holly R (California)
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Paez, Lisa M (California)
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