Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Trans Ocean Seafoods, Inc.

Filing 231

ORDER granting in part and denying in part Plaintiffs-Intervenors' 223 Motion for Leave to File Over-Length Brief in Motion for a New Trial, signed by Judge Richard A Jones. (SWT)

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HONORABLE RICHARD A. JONES 1 2 3 4 5 6 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE 7 8 9 EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION, 10 11 12 Plaintiff, 15 ORDER v. SERAPIA MATAMOROS, et al., 13 14 Case No. 15-1563-RAJ Plaintiff-Intervenors, v. TRANS OCEAN SEAFOODS, INC., 16 Defendant. 17 18 This matter comes before the Court on Plaintiffs-Intervenors Serapia Matamoros 19 Perea, Elena Perea Olea, and Celia Sanchez Perea’s Motion for Leave to File Over- 20 Length Brief in Motion for a New Trial. Dkt. # 223. The Court GRANTS in part and 21 DENIES in part Plaintiffs-Intervenors’ motion. 22 The Court held a jury trial from March 27 to April 24, 2017. The jury reached a 23 partial verdict. The Court declared a mistrial on those claims as to which the jury could 24 not reach a verdict. Now, Plaintiffs-Intervenors’ seek permission to file a Rule 59 motion 25 for a new trial that is eighteen pages longer than the twelve-page limitation set forth 26 under Local Civil Rule 7(e). 27 28 Under Local Civil Rule 7(f), motions to file an over-length brief are “disfavored.” ORDER – 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Plaintiffs-Intervenors contend that eighteen additional pages are necessary because of the length of trial, number of witnesses, the jury’s partial verdict, and the complexity of their arguments for a new trial. The Court GRANTS in part and DENIES in part Plaintiffs-Intervenors’ motion. Dkt. # 223. The Court agrees that additional pages are warranted given the length of trial and number of witnesses, but disagrees with the number of pages requested. PlaintiffsIntervenors may file a Rule 59 motion that exceeds the twelve-page limit by six pages. 8 9 DATED this 6th day of July, 2017. 10 11 A 12 13 The Honorable Richard A. Jones United States District Judge 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 ORDER – 2

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