Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Trans Ocean Seafoods, Inc.
JUDGMENT BY JURY TRIAL entered in favor of defendant Trans Ocean Seafoods; court declares a MISTRIAL on EEOC's federal sexual harassment claims seeking relief for Serapia Matamoros and Plaintiff-Intervenor Serapia Matamoros' federal and state sexual harassment claims by Judge Richard A Jones. (RS)
HONORABLE RICHARD A. JONES
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
SERAPIA MATAMOROS, et al.,
Case No. 15-1563-RAJ
TRANS OCEAN SEAFOODS, INC.,
This action came before the Court for a trial by jury. The issues have been tried
and the jury has rendered its verdict. As set forth in the jury’s verdict form entered on
April 24, 2017, Judgment is entered in favor of Defendant Trans Ocean Seafoods, Inc.:
(1) Against Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
seeking relief for Serapia Matamoros, Elena Perea Olea, and Celia Sanchez Perea for
retaliation under federal law;
(2) Against Plaintiff EEOC seeking relief for Elena Perea Olea, Celia Sanchez
Perea, and Maricela Dominguez for sexual harassment under federal law;
(3) Against Plaintiffs-Intervenors Serapia Matamoros, Elena Perea Olea, and Celia
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Sanchez Perea for retaliation under federal and state law;
(4) Against Plaintiffs-Intervenors Elena Perea Olea and Celia Sanchez Perea for
sexual harassment under federal and state law; and
(5) Against Plaintiff EEOC seeking relief for Maricela Dominguez for
constructive discharge under federal law. On this claim, the jury found that Maricela
Dominguez was constructively discharged, but awarded none of the relief sought by
The jury was unable to reach a verdict on the EEOC’s federal sexual harassment
claim seeking relief for Serapia Matamoros and Plaintiff-Intervenor Serapia Matamoros’
federal and state sexual harassment claims. The court declares a MISTRIAL on EEOC’s
federal sexual harassment claims seeking relief for Serapia Matamoros and PlaintiffIntervenor Serapia Matamoros’ federal and state sexual harassment claims.
DATED this 14th day of June, 2017.
The Honorable Richard A. Jones
United States District Judge
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