Case: Hawk v. Abercrombie & Fitch Co.

1:03-cv-05491 | U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

Filed Date: Nov. 19, 2003

Closed Date: 2003

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Case Summary

On November 19, 2003, a plaintiff filed suit under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq., against Abercrombie & Fitch Co. in United States District Court in the District of New Jersey. The plaintiff, represented by private counsel, asked the Court for injunctive and equitable relief including punitive damages, alleging that the defendant engaged in systemic discrimination against African-Americans. Specifically, the plaintiffs contended that the defe…

On November 19, 2003, a plaintiff filed suit under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq., against Abercrombie & Fitch Co. in United States District Court in the District of New Jersey. The plaintiff, represented by private counsel, asked the Court for injunctive and equitable relief including punitive damages, alleging that the defendant engaged in systemic discrimination against African-Americans. Specifically, the plaintiffs contended that the defendant routinely refused to hire African-Americans because they did not fit the Abercrombie "look." Hawk v. Abercrombie, 23145625 WL 3-9 (D.C.N.J. 2003). While the plaintiff took the time to file with EEOC, and also file in Court (Judge Rodriguez) the case never went anywhere beyond these initial filings and the complaint.

On December 5, 2003, the plaintiff moved to voluntarily dismiss the case. The Court (Judge Rodriguez) granted the motion without prejudice and the case was closed that same day.

Summary Authors

Matthew Aibel (5/6/2008)

People

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Judge(s)

Rodriguez, Joseph H. (New Jersey)

Rosen, Joel B. (New Jersey)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Greenberg, Traci M. (Pennsylvania)

Judge(s)

Rodriguez, Joseph H. (New Jersey)

Rosen, Joel B. (New Jersey)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Greenberg, Traci M. (Pennsylvania)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:03-cv-05491

Docket

Hawk v. Abercrombie Company

Nov. 19, 2003

Nov. 19, 2003

Docket
1

1:03-cv-05491

Complaint

Hawk v. Abercrombie

2003 WL 23145625

Nov. 19, 2003

Nov. 19, 2003

Complaint

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/11736861/hawk-v-abercrombie-co/

Last updated Aug. 4, 2022, 3:09 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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COMPLAINT filed; jury demand; FILING FEE $150.00; RECEIPT #300099 (mfs) (Entered: 11/21/2003)

Nov. 19, 2003

Nov. 19, 2003

PACER

SUMMONSES issued for ABERCROMBIE CO., ABERCROMBIE STORES, ABERCROMBIE MANAGMNT, A&F CALIFORNIA, LLC, A&F OHIO, INC. ( 20 Days) (Mailed to Counsel) (mfs)

Nov. 21, 2003

Nov. 21, 2003

PACER
2

NOTICE of Allocation and Assignment filed. ( Camden - Judge Joseph H. Rodriguez - Magistrate Judge Joel B. Rosen) (NM) (mfs) (Entered: 11/21/2003)

Nov. 21, 2003

Nov. 21, 2003

PACER
3

NOTICE of voluntary dismissal without prejudice. (js) (Entered: 12/09/2003)

Dec. 5, 2003

Dec. 5, 2003

PACER

Case closed (js)

Dec. 5, 2003

Dec. 5, 2003

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: New Jersey

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Nov. 19, 2003

Closing Date: 2003

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

A black female applicant for a job at Abercrombie & Fitch filing on behalf of herself and all minorities who unsuccessfully applied for a position

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Abercrombie & Fitch Company (New Albany), Private Entity/Person

Defendant Type(s):

Retailer

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1981

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Unknown

Nature of Relief:

Unknown

Source of Relief:

Unknown

Form of Settlement:

Voluntary Dismissal

Issues

General:

Pattern or Practice

Discrimination-area:

Hiring

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

Black

Affected Gender:

Female

Male