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THOMAS E. PEREZ

   

Assistant Attorney General

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Civil Rights Division

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JOr[N M. GADZICHOWSKf Chief

 

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LOUIS LOPEZ

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Deputy Chief

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RICHARD S~ O'BRrEN

 

Trial Attorney·

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United States Department of justice Civil Rights Division

 

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Employment Litigation Section

950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

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PHB 4033

Washington, DC 20530

 

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Phone: (202) 514-7491

Facsimile: (202) 514-1005

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Email: richard.o.brien@usdoj.gov

 

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Attorneys tor Plairitiff

 

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- UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF NEVADA

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MATTHEW T. DENNING,

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Case No. 2:09-cv-1165-RLH-(LRL)

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.) STIPULATED DISMISSALWITH

 

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PREJUDICE

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For the Teasons set forth inthe Settlement Agreement ("Agreement"), attached

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hereto as Ex.hibit 1, plaintiff Matthew T. Denning and defendant Stonescape Pavers, LLC

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(collectively, the "PaLiies"), by and throtlgh their undersigned attorneys, hereby stipulate and

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agree that the above-captionedcuse be dismissed with prejudice, pursuant to Federal Rule of

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Civil Procedure 41{a)(1). The lenns of this Agreement shall become effective upon entry and

approval of this Stipulation by the Court. Notwithstanding the dismissal of this action, the Parties

2 hereby stipulate and respectfully request that the Court retain jurisdiction to oversee comrJ1iance

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\vith the temlS of this Agreement and to resolve any motions to modify such terms. See

4 Kokkonen v. Guardian Life Ins. Co. of Am., 5[1 U.S. 375, 381-82 (1994); Flana2:an v. Amaiz,

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6 DATED this ,:)<.('I-&y of October

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NevadaBa'r No. 4396 SYLVEstER: & POLEDNAK, LTD. 7371 Pri'irie falcon. Suite 120 Las Veias,1)fevnda' 89128 Teleph<i1ne: .(702) 952-5200 FacsimjJe:,,(702} 952'-5205

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Attorney for Defendant Stonescap-~ Pavers" LLC

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IT IS SO ORDERED.

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THOMAS E. PEREZ Assistant Attorney General Civil Rights Division

JOHN M. GADZICHOWSKI Chief

LOUIS LOPEZ

Deputy Chief

RICHARD S. O'BRIEN

Trial Attomey

UnIted Stutes Department of Justice Civil Rights Division Employment Litigation Section 950 Pennsylvatlia Avenue, NW PHB 4033

Washington, DC 20530

Phone: (202) 514~7491 Facsil'niJe: (202) 514~1005 Email: richatd.o.brien@usdoj.gov

Attcimeysfor Plaintiff

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DISTRiC'fOF NEVADA

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This matter is before the Court for elltry of this judgment by consent of plaintiff Matthew

T. Dennii1g ("Denning") and defendant Stonescape Pavers, LLC ("Stonescape") to effectuate a

compromise and settlement of all claims.

1. Denning cOlm11enced thisactibn in the United States District Court for the District of

Nevada, alleging that defendanl Stonescape willfully violated the Uniformed Services

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Emp!oymentand Reemployment Rigbts Act of 1994,38 U;S.C, § 4301 ef seq. ("USERRA"), by terminating Denning during his statutorily protected reemployment period.

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Stonescape denies that it has violated USERRA. Neverlhc;:less, as a result of

settlement discllssions, Dennin&and Stonescape (collective!:)', the "Parties") have resolved their

dispute and have agreed that this action should be resolved by entry of this Settlement

Agreement C'AgreemenC'). It is the intent.of the Parties that this Agreement be a tina! and

binding settlement in f\I1! disposition of any and all claimsaUcged in the Complaint filed in this action.

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STIPULATIONS

The Parties acknowledge the jurisdiction anhe United States District Court for the

District ofNe'vada over the subject matter of this action-and of the Parties to this action for the

purpO!;ie of enteIing and. if necessary, enforcing this Agreement

Venueis pl'opcr in tbis judicial district for purposes a f entering this Agreement and

any proceedings related to this. Agreement. Stonescapeagrees that all conditions precedentto

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the institution oftl1is action have been fulfilled.

FINDINGS

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Havingexa.mined the provisions ofthisAgreement,the Court finds the following:

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The Courf has jurisdiction· over the subject matter of this action and the Parties to

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The termsttndprovisiol1s of this Agreement are lawful, fair, reasonable and just.

The rights of the Palties are adequately protected by this Agreement.

c.This AgreemcnLconforms\vith the FederalRules of Civil Procedure and

USERRA, and is not In derogation of the rightS and privileges of any person. The entry of the

Agreement will further the objectives of USERRA and will be in the best interest ofthe Parties.

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NON-ADMISSION

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6. This Agreement is being entered with the consent ofthe Parties, and shall not

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constilutean adjudication or finding on the merits ofthe action or be construed as an admission

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by Storiescapeof any violations of USERRA.

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NON-RETALIATION

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Stonescape shall not take any actioll against any person, including but not limited to

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Denning, that constitutes retaliation or interference with the exercise of such person's rights under

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USERRA because such person gave testimony, provided us.sistance or participatedinany manner

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in any investigation or proceeding in connection with this action.

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REMEDIAL RELIEF

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Without adrnittingthe allegations ofDcnning, and in settlement ofthe claims for reiief

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by Denning who, by his signature to the release .uttached as Appendix A, accepts the relief to be

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given pursuant to this Agreement,Stonescape <l.grees to provide remedial relieno Denning.

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Stonescape shall, within ten (10) working days from the' date of entry oEthis

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Agreement, pay Denning a total o[$lO;OOO.inbackpay, Jess the required employee withhoJdings

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and contributions 011 the back pay award ps.iequired by· law. P.enning shall provide Stonescape

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with a current W-4 form. Stonescapeshall payalt monies withheld from this back p~ty award to

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the appropriate governmental agencies. and shall provide Denning v·lith all tax forms, including

 

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but not limited to a 2009 W-2 form, as required by law. Stonescapc also shall separately pay the

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appropriate employer's contribution to the Social Security fund due on the back pay award, i.e.,

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the employer's c·ontri butio 11 shaIl.l1ot be deductedJrom the back pay award to Denning.

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Stonescape shall mail the payment to' Dell11ing by Qvernightdel1velyservice- to the follbwiI1.g

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address:

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Malthew Denning 10]09 Jacob Place, Unit 102

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Las Vegas, Nevada 89128

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Stonescape shall provide prompt notice oJ the payment to Denning by electronic mail to cOLlnsel

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for Denning atrichard.o'brien@llsdoj.gov.

 

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RETENTION OF JURISDICTION. DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND COMPLIANCE

 

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The Court shall retainjurisdiction and wiII have all available equitable powers,

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including injunctivereIlef, to enforce thls Agreeinent. Upol1l1lotionof any party~ theCciurt may

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schedufea hearing for the purpose of reviewing cornpliance with thi:;:Agrecment.

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The Palties shall engage in good faith efforts to resolve any dispute concerning

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compliance with this Agreement. In the event of a dispute, the Partiessball give notice 10 each other fifteen (15) days before seeking resolution of the dispute by the Court, and may conduct

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expedited discovery under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure for the purpose of determining

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compliance with this Agreement.

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MISCELLANEOUS

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12. The Parties shall bear their own costs and expenses in this action, including attorneys'

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fees.

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Ifany provision ofthls Agreement is found to beunlaWl''u!l only the specific provision

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in question shall be affected and the other provisions shall remain in ftlll force and effect.

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The terms ofthis Agreement are and shall be bindillg upon the heirs, sllccessors,und

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assigns of Denningand upon the present and future owners, officyJ;s, directors, employees, agents,

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representatives, successors, and assignsotStonescape.

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This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement and commitments of the Parties.

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signed by Denning and Stonesc~pe.

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1:<5~ The effective date oftl* Agreement shall be thedat~ uPQl1which it isentereci by the

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DA TED this ~

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Agreed to by:

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THOMAS E. PEREZ Assistant Attorney Gei1eral

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Civil I{ights Division

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JIsr:iFRtY R. SYL VESTElt- N~\'adaBar No. 4396

SYINESTER&POLEDNAK, LTD. 7371 Prairie Falcon. Suite 120 LasiVegas, Nevada . 89I2~ Tel{1Phone: (702) 952-5200 FacsImile: (702) 952-5205 Email: jeff@sylvesterpoiednak.com

Attorney for Defendant StonescapePavcrs, LLC

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Stonescape Pavers, LLC

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PHB 4033

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950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

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Civil Rights Division

TelephOrle:(202) 514-7491

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Employment Litigation Section Washington. DC 20530

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(202) 514-1005

Email: l.ic\~ard.o'bdcn@usdoj,goy

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APPENDLXA

RELEASE

I, Matthew T. Denning~ for and in consideration of accepting the relief to be provided to

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me pursuant to the provisions oftbe Settlement Agreernententered in Matthew T. Denning v.

Stonescape Pavers, LLC, release and discharge Stonescape Pavers, LLC, its current, fonner and

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future ofticials, employees and agents fromalllega\ and equitable claims arising out of the complaint filed in that case occurring prior to the date ofthis Release.

I understand that the relief to be given to me does not constitute an admission by

Stonescape Pavers, LLC ofthe validity of any claim raised by me, or on my behalf.

This Release constitutes the entire agreement between Stol1escapePavers, LLCand

myself, without exception or exclusion. ! acknowledge that a copy ofthe Settlement Agreement in thIS action was provided to me.

1 HAVE READ THIS RELEASE AND UNDERSTAND THE CONTENTS THEREOF AND 1 EXECUTE TI-llS RELEASE OF MY OWN FREE ACT AND DEED.

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Clay of October, 2009;

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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE

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I hereby certify that 011 this "d.8 day of October, 2009, r filed the foregoing pleading

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electronically through the CM/ECFsystemand caused the following parties andlor counsel to be

served electronically through the CMIECF system:jeff@sylvesterpolednak.cotn (for Jeftl'ey R.

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Sylvester, 7371 Prairie Falcon, Suite 120. Las Vegas, Nevada 8912&)

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