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Long v. Omni Hotels Management Corp.

United States District Court, S.D. Texas, Houston Division

August 22, 2001

LINDA LONG, Plaintiff,
v.
OMNI HOTELS MANAGEMENT CORPORATION, et al, Defendants.

          ORDER

          ANDREW S. HANEN UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

         The Court has before it the Defendants' Motion for Sanctions (Doc. No. 356) and the Memorandum of Respondent Linda Long in Support of her Opposition to Motion for Sanctions (Doc. No. 365). This Court grants the motion, but not the relief requested by the Defendants.

         I.

         Defendants' motion argues and supports with incontrovertible evidence, which this Court accepts, that Plaintiff Linda Long was untruthful on multiple occasions during the pendency of her suit against Defendants. She falsified her interrogatory answers multiple times, and she twice testified falsely at trial (once in a prior trial that resulted in a mistrial and in the most recent trial herein). These fabrications were on a critical issue.

         II.

         The following are examples of numerous times and ways she failed to answer truthfully.[1]

         A. Plaintiffs 2016 Deposition

         On March 3, 2016, Defendant deposed Plaintiff. Of particular significance to this motion, Plaintiff perjured herself regarding her prior lawsuit and her employment at Caesars Palace:

Q. Have you ever been a party to a lawsuit other than this one?
A. No.
Q. And other than the charge of discrimination you filed against Omni, have you ever filed a charge of discrimination against any other employer?
A. No.
Q. Why did you end up leaving Caesar's Palaze [sic]?
A. They closed it for construction.
Q. Once the construction in the spa had been completed, did you try to get back on with Caesar's Palace?
A. I don't remember.
Q. Is there any reasons why you wouldn't have tried to get on with Caesar's Palace?
A. I started my own work.

         Exhibit A, 2016 Depo. of Plaintiff at 19:22-24; 20:5-8; 41:14-42:1.

         That Plaintiff committed perjury at her 2016 deposition is undeniable. Plaintiff was a party in a 1999 lawsuit against Caesars Palace and, in that lawsuit as in this one, she charged her employer with age discrimination and retaliation. Plaintiff also made false factual statements about the circumstances when she left her Caesars employment, since her 1999 complaint in Nevada repeatedly states she was terminated from Caesars Palace. Plaintiff also signed affidavits wherein, under oath, she claimed she was terminated. Id. Plaintiff had the opportunity to correct her false testimony after reviewing the transcript of her deposition but did not. While, she changed her testimony, she still intentionally withheld this material information:

Q. Have you ever been a party to a lawsuit other than this one?
A. No. I'm not sure if I was a "party" but I was in JP court about an air condition problem with a ...

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