June 22, 2011
I have been adding some new posts to my main Target Sucks blog at: http://targetfiling.blogspot.com, this wordpress site is very much a secondary site for my info. The above blog has about 250 Tarbutt posts, you should take a look and book mark it. There are also other sites with direct links and you can keep up with other T. things.
Keep in mind that I am looking for additional Target info to post, hope some T AP type will send me a new copy of their AP Directives. Who knows maybe T will sue me again!
October 20, 2010
Are you keeping up with this case?
Marjorie Ann Diaz v. Target Corporation
Plaintiff Diaz filed a class action complaint on behalf of herself and all others similarly situated. Ms Diaz was an hourly non-exempt employee of Target in Irvine, California, from approximately October 2000 until May 2009. The Plaintiff sues on the following causes:
(1) failure to provide meal periods under California Labor Code § 226.7;
(2) failure to provide rest periods,
(3) failure to timely pay wages due at termination,
(4) failure to comply with itemized wage statement provisions,
(5) failure to pay overtime compensation,
(6) failure to reimburse expenses,
(7) penalties pursuant to the California Private Attorney General Act,
(8) violations of the Unfair Competition Law under California Business & Professions Code,
(9) violations of the Unfair Practices Act under California Business & Professions Code
Richard Quintilone needs to register additional current or former California Target employees for this civil suit. If you would like to be included or just want additional information please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a long and important case, too long to go into a summary here, if you want more info take a look at this blog site for details: http://diaz-target.blogspot.com/
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
MARJORIE ANN DIAZ, an individual, on
behalf of herself and all others similarly
TARGET CORPORATION, a Minnesota
corporation; and DOES 1 through 100,
No. 8:10-CV-01103 AG (MLGx)
PLAINTIFF MARJORIE ANN DIAZ’S NOTICE OF MOTION AND
MOTION FOR CLASS CERTIFICATION
[Filed Concurrently with the
Memorandum of Points and Authorities,
Putative Class Member and Manager
Declarations, Declaration of Richard E.
Quintilone II, Esq. and Exhibits Thereto]
Judge: Hon. Andrew I. Guilford
Date: November 29, 2010
Time: 10:00 AM
Courtroom: 10D, 411 West Fourth Street, Santa Ana, CA
ALL PARTIES AND THEIR ATTORNEYS OF RECORD:
Please take notice that on November 29, 2010, at 10:00 a.m., or as soon
thereafter as the matter may be heard, in Courtroom 10 of the United States District Court for the Central District of California, Plaintiff Marjorie Ann Diaz will move for an order granting class certification.
This motion will be based on this Notice of Motion; the Memorandum of
Points and Authorities; Putative Class Member and Manager Declarations;
Declaration of Richard E. Quintilone II Esq. exhibits thereto; additional Exhibits; and on such other oral and documentary evidence as may be presented at or before the hearing of the Motion.
Date: October 19, 2010 QUINTILONE & ASSOCIATES
RICHARD E. QUINTILONE II,
Attorney for Plaintiff MARJORIE ANN DIAZ
Below is a bit of the 3 page Declaration of Katerra Davis, found on the other referenced blog site:
3. During the 2009 time frame, I attended a weekly training that dealt with the issue of how to get the Target Team Members to wear the red shirts and khaki pants. We were trying to force Team Members to wear the red shirts and khaki pants without actually instructing them that these were “uniforms.”
4. At this meeting, Target Corporate issued written directive and a training statement that told us what we were supposed to say to Team Members in order to persuade them to wear the red shirts and khaki pants, and how to deal with any negativity from team members regarding the uniforms.
5. The statement from Target Corporate regarding the red shirts and khaki pants told us to tell team members about the importance of “being a team player” and that when they are wearing the team colors, they are showing support for the team and it helps to build team morale. The true reason for these statements was to manipulate the team members into wearing the red shirts and khaki pants by making them feel as though they were not part of the Target team if they did not cooperate with the instructions regarding clothing.
6. Pursuant to Target’s Corporate company policy, also called a Training publication, we were not allowed to actually “tell” the team members that they “had” to wear the red shirts and khaki pants, and so this training and statement was to show us how to work around that rule, which I now understand is the law. We were to do that by making team members feel as though they didn’t have the choice not to wear. . .
March 3, 2010
Keep in mind that this is a secondary Target Sucks blog site, and is NOT kept up to date. The main blog site is found at:
A seperate blog for the 42 page ‘Target AP Directives’
See the Target Corp v. John Doe case summary at:
August 15, 2009
Assets Protection Mission Statement:
To enhance profitability, the guest experience, and our reputation by minimizing loss and business disruptions and providing secure environments.
April 29, 2009
This blog and others was set up some years ago when it seemed that Tarbutt ‘might’ prevail in shutting down my major site at: http://targetfiling.blogspot.com, they did have some initial victories in getting my posts about the Target AP Directives removed from several message boards and even some banned my screen name. During that period I was busy with putting up sites like this so that in the event I lost the court case regarding that blog, that at least some sites with the info would continue.
This and other blogs are now secondary sites and not kept up to date as this http://targetfiling.blogspot.com site, so you might want to go to the other site as it remains open for business, the civil suit was tossed out of Federal court in Atlanta July 2008.
March 21, 2009
C. Five Steps for Apprehension
Certified AP team members must observe all five steps prior to making a shoplifter apprehension.
NOTE: If local law enforcement takes independent action and makes an apprehension before all five steps are met, the details must be documented in the CIRS report.
1. Initiation of Observation – The subject must enter the store/area without possession of Target merchandise.
D. Restroom / Fitting Room
B. Searches of Private Residence or Motor Vehicles
1. AP team members will NOT participate in a search of a private residence or motor vehicle.
1. Fleeing Shoplifter
a. If a shoplifter attempts to flee after being confronted, do not give chase in any manner (running, driving, etc.).
NOTE: If a case meets/exceeds the $20.00 referral guideline, but is NOT referred, the reason for non-referral must be included in the CIRS narrative. (Example: Local jurisdiction limits require merchandise in excess of $75.00 in order for prosecution.)
A. Photographing Shoplifters
3. Juvenile Shoplifters – AP will not photograph any juveniles apprehended for shoplifting, unless required by local statutes or ordinances.
March 21, 2009
Therrien v. Target Corporation
On Feb 19th the case that has bounced around since approx 3/06 was resolved with a verdict against the Target Corporation for $500,000 (+15K in costs). You might recall that last year it was dismissed after Target put on its case and before Therrien’s case could be presented. The matter was appealed on the basis that the Federal Judge James Payne had not considered the new changes to Oklahoma statutes and had thur ruled incorrectly. So the case was retired with the result that Target lost. (of course they also can appeal)
Briefly “Plaintiff claims damages for injuries suffered as an invitee upon Defendant’s premises as the result of a criminal assault.” Translation: a good samaritan came to assist a Tarbutt screwup security weenie who was having a problem arresting a shoplifter, and had called out for help from anyone, the helpful customer (Timothy Therrien) ended up knifed and as usual this screwed up company wouldn’t compensate the man for his serious injuries. The moral of this story is: TARGET SUCKS .
It was a lot of work for Therrien for a rather low award, but it is nice to finally see that he was the winner in this. You might be interested in knowing that the Target AP Directives were used against Target (I sent them a copy) and also a lot of other AP information was obtained and entered.