U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Abercombie & Fitch Stores, Inc.

Filing 86

ORDER by Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers denying 68 Motion for Sanctions (fs, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/19/2013)

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1 2 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 3 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 4 5 6 U.S. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION, Plaintiff, 7 8 9 and Northern District of California United States District Court 12 13 14 15 ORDER DENYING DEFENDANTS’ MOTION FOR SANCTIONS AGAINST THIRD PARTY, COUNCIL ON AMERICAN-ISLAMIC RELATIONS, CALIFORNIA UMME-HANI KHAN, Plaintiff-Intervenor, 10 11 Case No.: 11-cv-03162-YGR vs. ABERCROMBIE & FITCH STORES, INC. d/b/a HOLLISTER CO., HOLLISTER CO. CALIFORNIA, LLC, Defendants. 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Defendants have filed a Motion for Sanctions Against Third Party, Council on IslamicRelations, California, For Its Failure to Provide a 30(b)(6) Representative for Deposition (“Motion”). (Dkt. No. 68.) Third-Party Council on American-Islamic Relations, California (“CAIR”) opposes and requests sanctions against Defendants because the Motion was brought without substantial justification. (Dkt. No. 70.) Having carefully considered the papers submitted and the pleadings in this action, the arguments of counsel, and for the reasons set forth below, the Court hereby DENIES Defendants’ Motion and DENIES CAIR’s request for sanctions. This Order terminates Dkt. No. 68. IT IS SO ORDERED. 26 27 28 Dated: February 19, 2013 _______________________________________ YVONNE GONZALEZ ROGERS UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT JUDGE

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