Case: United States of America v. University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

2:04-cv-00648 | U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

Filed Date: Feb. 13, 2004

Closed Date: 2005

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Case Summary

On February 13, 2004, the United States Department of Justice ("D.O.J.") filed a lawsuit under Title VII, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e, et seq. ("Title VII") in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey against the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. The D.O.J. asked the court for injunctive relief, alleging the defendant had violated Title VII by discriminating against a male Senior Housekeeper on the basis of sex by refusing to promote him to a Housekeeping Supervisor positi…

On February 13, 2004, the United States Department of Justice ("D.O.J.") filed a lawsuit under Title VII, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e, et seq. ("Title VII") in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey against the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. The D.O.J. asked the court for injunctive relief, alleging the defendant had violated Title VII by discriminating against a male Senior Housekeeper on the basis of sex by refusing to promote him to a Housekeeping Supervisor position.

The complaint alleges that the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey discriminated on the basis of sex by: (1) refusing to promote the individual employee to a position he was qualified for and (2) retaliating against the individual employee for bringing a Title VII claim against the defendant.

A consent decree was entered by the District Court (Judge John W. Bissell) on March 18, 2005 that stated: (1) defendant shall not retaliate against employees for having brought the claims and (2) defendant shall pay compensatory damages to the individual employee; (3) if a Housekeeper Supervisor position becomes available, the individual employee will be given fair and non-discriminatory consideration.

This case is closed.

Summary Authors

Erin Forman (11/4/2007)

People


Judge(s)

Bissell, John Winslow (New Jersey)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Chagares, Michael A. (New Jersey)

Fenton, William B. (District of Columbia)

Kirkpatrick, Michael T (District of Columbia)

Leggott, Charles E. (District of Columbia)

Steele, Susan J. (New Jersey)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Preuss, Robert (New Jersey)

Judge(s)

Bissell, John Winslow (New Jersey)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Chagares, Michael A. (New Jersey)

Fenton, William B. (District of Columbia)

Kirkpatrick, Michael T (District of Columbia)

Leggott, Charles E. (District of Columbia)

Steele, Susan J. (New Jersey)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Preuss, Robert (New Jersey)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket (PACER)

USA vs. University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

July 26, 2005 Docket
1

Complaint

Feb. 13, 2004 Complaint
12

Consent Decree

March 18, 2005 Settlement Agreement

Docket

Last updated May 12, 2022, 8 p.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT against UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE AND DENTISTRY OF NEW JERSEY , filed by UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Filing Fee $wv(dr, ) (Entered: 02/24/2004)

Feb. 13, 2004
2

Substitution of Attorney - Attorney CHARLES E. LEGGOTT for UNITED STATES OF AMERICA added. Attorney MICHAEL T. KIRKPATRICK terminated.. (nr, ) (Entered: 03/16/2004)

March 8, 2004
3

WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed by UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE AND DENTISTRY OF NEW JERSEY waiver sent on 3/9/2004, answer due 5/10/2004. (nr, ) (Entered: 03/19/2004)

March 12, 2004
4

ANSWER to Complaint by UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE AND DENTISTRY OF NEW JERSEY. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit Certification of Service)(PREUSS, ROBERT) (Entered: 05/07/2004)

May 7, 2004
5

ORDER FOR SCHEDULING CONFERENCE: Scheduling Conference set for 6/8/2004 02:00 PM before Magistrate Judge G. Donald Haneke.. Signed by Judge G. Donald Haneke on 5/20/04. (nc, ) (Entered: 05/20/2004)

May 20, 2004

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge G. Donald Haneke : Scheduling Conference held on 6/8/2004. (nc, ) (Entered: 06/09/2004)

June 8, 2004
7

REPORT of Rule 26(f) Planning Meeting. (nr, ) (Entered: 06/10/2004)

June 8, 2004
6

SCHEDULING ORDER: Settlement Conference set for 1/27/2005 02:00 PM before Magistrate Judge G. Donald Haneke. Status Conference set for 1/27/2005 02:00 PM before Magistrate Judge G. Donald Haneke. Discovery due by 1/15/2004.. Signed by Judge G. Donald Haneke on 06/08/05. (nr, ) Modified on 8/13/2004 (jr). (Entered: 06/09/2004)

June 9, 2004
8

Mail Returned as Undeliverable. Mail sent to Charles E. Leggott (nr, ) (Entered: 07/02/2004)

June 25, 2004
9

Substitution of Attorney - Attorney SUSAN J. STEELE and MICHAEL A. CHAGARES for UNITED STATES OF AMERICA added. Attorney MICHAEL A. CHAGARES terminated.. (CHAGARES, MICHAEL) (Entered: 10/25/2004)

Oct. 25, 2004

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge G. Donald Haneke : Status Conference held on 1/27/2005. (nc, ) (Entered: 01/28/2005)

Jan. 27, 2005
10

ORDER DISMISSING CASE as settled, w/out costs.. Signed by Judge John W. Bissell on 01/28/05. (nr, ) (Entered: 02/01/2005)

Jan. 31, 2005
11

Mail Returned as Undeliverable. Mail sent to William B. Fenton (nr, ) (Entered: 02/28/2005)

Feb. 22, 2005
13

Mail Returned as Undeliverable. Mail sent to William B. Fenton (nr, ) (Entered: 04/11/2005)

April 5, 2005
14

ORDER Dismissing action w/prejudice . Signed by Judge John W. Bissell on 7/6/05. (jd, ) (Entered: 07/07/2005)

July 7, 2005
15

Mail Returned as Undeliverable. Mail sent to William B. Fenton (jd, ) (Entered: 07/27/2005)

July 26, 2005

State / Territory: New Jersey

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Key Dates

Filing Date: Feb. 13, 2004

Closing Date: 2005

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

United States of America, on behalf of a male senior housekeeper

Plaintiff Type(s):

U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (Newark, Essex), State

Defendant Type(s):

College/University

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Mixed

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Order Duration: 2005 - 2005

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Promotion

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Male