Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Trans Ocean Seafoods, Inc.
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)
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 matter comes before the Court on Plaintiffs-Intervenors Serapia Matamoros
Perea, Elena Perea Olea, and Celia Sanchez Perea’s Motion for Leave to File Over-
Length Brief in Motion for a New Trial. Dkt. # 223. The Court GRANTS in part and
DENIES in part Plaintiffs-Intervenors’ motion.
The Court held a jury trial from March 27 to April 24, 2017. The jury reached a
partial verdict. The Court declared a mistrial on those claims as to which the jury could
not reach a verdict. Now, Plaintiffs-Intervenors’ seek permission to file a Rule 59 motion
for a new trial that is eighteen pages longer than the twelve-page limitation set forth
under Local Civil Rule 7(e).
Under Local Civil Rule 7(f), motions to file an over-length brief are “disfavored.”
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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.
DATED this 6th day of July, 2017.
The Honorable Richard A. Jones
United States District Judge
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