Case: EEOC v. OAK LANE PRINTING

1:06-cv-01485 | U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

Filed Date: March 30, 2006

Closed Date: 2008

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Case Summary

The Philadelphia District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Oak Lane Printing and Letter Service Co., Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey in March 2006. The complaint alleged age discrimination in violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). Two employees, aged 55 and 60, were allegedly discharged while younger, similarly-situated employees were not. An unsuccessful settlement conference was held in December 2006. The defendant moved for su…

The Philadelphia District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Oak Lane Printing and Letter Service Co., Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey in March 2006. The complaint alleged age discrimination in violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). Two employees, aged 55 and 60, were allegedly discharged while younger, similarly-situated employees were not. An unsuccessful settlement conference was held in December 2006. The defendant moved for summary judgment in May 2007, which was denied. The parties prepared for trial that was scheduled in May 2008.

On June 26, 2008, the parties agreed to a court enforceable consent decree that required the defendant to pay $52,700 to one of the charging parties and $24,800 to the other, as well as to adopt anti-discrimination and anti-retaliation policies in compliance with the ADEA and to provide training to employees. The consent decree was in effect for two years. As of 2018, there has been no further litigation, and the case is now closed.

Summary Authors

Jason Chester (5/29/2008)

Sean Mulloy (3/26/2018)

People

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Judge(s)

Hillman, Noel Lawrence (New Jersey)

Schneider, Joel (New Jersey)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Cook, Terrence R. (Pennsylvania)

Edge, Dawn M (Pennsylvania)

McNair, Jacqueline H. (Pennsylvania)

Ramos, Marisol (Pennsylvania)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Bradley, Thomas J. (Pennsylvania)

Judge(s)

Hillman, Noel Lawrence (New Jersey)

Schneider, Joel (New Jersey)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Cook, Terrence R. (Pennsylvania)

Edge, Dawn M (Pennsylvania)

McNair, Jacqueline H. (Pennsylvania)

Ramos, Marisol (Pennsylvania)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Bradley, Thomas J. (Pennsylvania)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket (PACER)

EEOC v. Oak Lane Printing

July 1, 2008 Docket
1

Complaint

EEOC v. Oak Lane Printing

March 30, 2006 Complaint
22

Opinion

EEOC v. Oak Lane Printing

2007 WL 4557630

Dec. 20, 2007 Order/Opinion
23

Order [Denying Summary Judgment]

EEOC v. Oak Lane Printing

Dec. 20, 2007 Order/Opinion
33

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Oak Lane Printing

June 26, 2008 Pleading / Motion / Brief

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/5736652/equal-employment-opportunity-commission-v-oak-lane-printing-and-letter/

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

ECF Number Description Date Link
22

OPINION FILED. Signed by Judge Noel L. Hillman on 12/20/07. (js)

Dec. 20, 2007 RECAP
1

COMPLAINT against OAK LANE PRINTING AND LETTER SERVICE CO., INC. JURY DEMAND, filed by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION.(Filing Fee Waived for EEOC)(gg, ) (Entered: 03/31/2006)

March 30, 2006

Summons Issued as to OAK LANE PRINTING AND LETTER SERVICE CO., INC..Days Due - 20. (gg, ) (Entered: 03/31/2006)

March 31, 2006
2

Defendant's ANSWER to Complaint with Jury Demand by OAK LANE PRINTING AND LETTER SERVICE CO., INC..(BRADLEY, THOMAS) (Entered: 05/08/2006)

May 8, 2006

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Joel B. Rosen : Scheduling Conference held on 6/28/2006. (bb, ) (Entered: 06/29/2006)

June 28, 2006
4

SCHEDULING ORDER: Settlement Conference set for 11/30/2006 03:30 PM before Magistrate Judge Joel B. Rosen. Discovery due by 12/29/2006.Signed by Judge Joel B. Rosen on 6/28/06. (sb) (Entered: 06/29/2006)

June 28, 2006
5

ORDER REASSIGNING CASE. Case reassigned to Judge Noel L. Hillman for all further proceedings. Judge Freda L. Wolfson no longer assigned to case. Signed by Judge Garrett E. Brown, Jr. on 7/5/06. (sk, ) (Entered: 07/07/2006)

July 5, 2006

Judge Joel Schneider added. Judge Joel B. Rosen no longer assigned to case. (sb, ) (Entered: 11/06/2006)

Nov. 6, 2006
6

RE-SCHEDULING ORDER: Settlement Conference set for 12/13/2006 at 4:00 PM before Magistrate Judge Joel Schneider. Signed by Judge Joel Schneider on 11/14/06. (js) (Entered: 11/15/2006)

Nov. 14, 2006

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Joel Schneider : Settlement Conference held on 12/13/2006. (bb, ) (Entered: 12/14/2006)

Dec. 13, 2006
7

AMENDED SCHEDULING ORDER: Final Pretrial Conference set for 4/5/2007 at 3:00 PM before Magistrate Judge Joel Schneider. Status Conference set for 2/15/2007 at 11:30 AM before Magistrate Judge Joel Schneider. Discovery due by 2/28/2007. Disp. Motions due by 2/28/2007. Signed by Judge Joel Schneider on 12/15/06. (js) (Entered: 12/15/2006)

Dec. 15, 2006
8

SCHEDULING ORDER: Status Conference reset for 2/21/2007 at 12:00 PM before Magistrate Judge Joel Schneider. Signed by Judge Joel Schneider on 1/31/07. (js) (Entered: 02/01/2007)

Jan. 31, 2007

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Joel Schneider : Status Conference held on 2/21/2007. (bb, ) (Entered: 02/22/2007)

Feb. 21, 2007
9

AMENDED SCHEDULING ORDER: Final Pretrial Conference set for 11/5/2007 at 3:00 PM before Magistrate Judge Joel Schneider. Discovery due by 3/30/2007. Disp. Motions due by 4/30/2007. Signed by Judge Joel Schneider on 2/21/07. (js) (Entered: 02/22/2007)

Feb. 21, 2007
10

NOTICE of Appearance by DAWN M. EDGE on behalf of EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION (EDGE, DAWN) (Entered: 04/10/2007)

April 10, 2007
11

NOTICE of Appearance by TERRENCE R. COOK on behalf of EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION (COOK, TERRENCE) (Entered: 04/24/2007)

April 24, 2007
12

ORDER extending time to file disp. motions to 5/14/07. Signed by Judge Joel Schneider on 4/26/07. (js) (Entered: 04/26/2007)

April 26, 2007
13

MOTION for Summary Judgment by OAK LANE PRINTING AND LETTER SERVICE CO., INC..Responses due by 6/15/2007 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Complaint# 2 Exhibit Dep of Rice# 3 Exhibit Dep of Maurizzio# 4 Exhibit Dep. of G. Dusak# 5 Exhibit 11/30/05 document# 6 Exhibit dep of M. Connelly# 7 Exhibit dep of T. Everly# 8 Exhibit dep of C. Kneale# 9 Exhibit Dep. of L. Palmer# 10 Exhibit Record of Dr. Miller# 11 # 12)(BRADLEY, THOMAS) (Entered: 05/14/2007)

May 14, 2007
14

NOTICE by OAK LANE PRINTING AND LETTER SERVICE CO., INC. Notice of Motion (BRADLEY, THOMAS) (Entered: 05/14/2007)

May 14, 2007

Setting Deadlines as to 13 MOTION for Summary Judgment. Motion Hearing set for 6/15/2007 before Judge Noel L. Hillman. PLEASE BE ADVISED THIS MOTION WILL BE DECIDED ON THE PAPERS UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTIFIED BY THE COURT. (js) (Entered: 05/14/2007)

May 14, 2007
15

Letter from Plaintiff EEOC - Extension to Respond to Defendant's SJ Motion re 13 MOTION for Summary Judgment. (EDGE, DAWN) (Entered: 05/24/2007)

May 24, 2007
16

Rule 7.1 Letter for extension of return date re 13 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION. (EDGE, DAWN) (Entered: 05/24/2007)

May 24, 2007
17

RESPONSE in Opposition re 13 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service # 2 Text of Proposed Order # 3 Brief Brief in Opposition to SJ Motion# 4 Response in Opposition to Undisputed Facts# 5 Exhibit Exhibit 1# 6 Exhibit Exhibit 2# 7 Exhibit Exhibit 3# 8 Exhibit Exhibit 4# 9 Exhibit Exhibit 5# 10 Exhibit Exhibit 6# 11 Exhibit Exhibit 7# 12 Exhibit Exhibit 8# 13 Exhibit Exhibit 9# 14 Exhibit Exhibit 10# 15 Exhibit Exhibit 11# 16 Exhibit Exhibit 12# 17 Exhibit Exhibit 13# 18 Exhibit Exhibit 14# 19 Exhibit Exhibit 15# 20 Exhibit Exhibit 16# 21 List of Exhibits)(EDGE, DAWN) (Entered: 06/12/2007)

June 12, 2007
18

REPLY to Response to Motion re 13 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by OAK LANE PRINTING AND LETTER SERVICE CO., INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A# 2 Exhibit B# 3 Exhibit C# 4 Exhibit d# 5 Exhibit e# 6 Exhibit f)(BRADLEY, THOMAS) (Entered: 06/28/2007)

June 28, 2007
20

RESPONSE to Motion re 19 MOTION to Strike 18 Reply to Response to Motion filed by OAK LANE PRINTING AND LETTER SERVICE CO., INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order # 2 Certificate of Service)(BRADLEY, THOMAS) (Entered: 07/03/2007)

July 3, 2007

Setting Deadlines as to 19 MOTION to Strike 18 Reply to Response to Motion. Motion Hearing set for 8/3/2007 before Judge Noel L. Hillman. PLEASE BE ADVISED THIS MOTION WILL BE DECIDED ON THE PAPERS UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTIFIED BY THE COURT. (js) (Entered: 07/05/2007)

July 3, 2007
21

LETTER ORDER addressed to Ms. Ramos. Signed by Judge Joel Schneider on 9/28/07. (js) (Entered: 09/28/2007)

Sept. 28, 2007
23

ORDER denying 13 Motion for Summary Judgment and denying 19 Motion to Strike. Signed by Judge Noel L. Hillman on 12/20/07. (js) (Entered: 12/21/2007)

Dec. 20, 2007
24

AMENDED SCHEDULING ORDER: Final Pretrial Conference set for 2/29/2008 at 11:00 AM before Magistrate Judge Joel Schneider. Signed by Judge Joel Schneider on 1/3/08. (js) (Entered: 01/03/2008)

Jan. 3, 2008
25

LETTER ORDER extending time to serve deft. with JFPTO to 2/1/08. Signed by Magistrate Judge Joel Schneider on 1/29/08. (js) (Entered: 01/30/2008)

Jan. 29, 2008

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Joel Schneider: Final Pretrial Conference held on 2/29/2008. (bb, ) (Entered: 03/03/2008)

Feb. 29, 2008
26

Final Pretrial Letter Sent to counsel. (js) (Entered: 03/10/2008)

March 10, 2008
27

JOINT FINAL PRETRIAL ORDER. Signed by Magistrate Judge Joel Schneider on 3/10/08. (th, ) (Entered: 03/11/2008)

March 10, 2008

NOTICE of Hearing: PreTrial/Settlement Conference set for 5/2/2008 02:00 PM in Camden - Courtroom 3A before Judge Noel L. Hillman. Jury Trial set for 5/12/2008 09:30 AM in Camden - Courtroom 3A before Judge Noel L. Hillman. (sa, ) (Entered: 03/11/2008)

March 11, 2008

NOTICE CHANGE OF TRIAL DATE to Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 9:30AM and CHANGE OF DATE OF PRETRIAL CONFERENCE to Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 2:00PM in Courtroom 3A (sa, ) (Entered: 03/17/2008)

March 17, 2008

NOTICE of Hearing: Settlement Conference/Pretrial conference re-set for 5/13/2008 10:00 AM in Camden - Courtroom 3A before Judge Noel L. Hillman. (sa, ) (Entered: 04/21/2008)

April 21, 2008
28

MOTION in Limine by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION. (RAMOS, MARISOL) (Entered: 04/28/2008)

April 28, 2008

Setting Deadlines as to 28 MOTION in Limine. Motion Hearing set for 6/2/2008 before Judge Noel L. Hillman. PLEASE BE ADVISED THIS MOTION WILL BE DECIDED ON THE PAPERS UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTIFIED BY THE COURT. (js) (Entered: 04/28/2008)

April 28, 2008
29

MOTION in Limine Answer of Defendant to Plaintiff's Motion in Limine to Exclude Medical Records and Subsequent Employment Records by OAK LANE PRINTING AND LETTER SERVICE CO., INC.. (BRADLEY, THOMAS) (Entered: 04/30/2008)

April 30, 2008
30

RESPONSE in Opposition re 28 MOTION in Limine filed by OAK LANE PRINTING AND LETTER SERVICE CO., INC.. (BRADLEY, THOMAS) (Entered: 05/01/2008)

May 1, 2008
31

Letter from EEOC Advising of Settlement in Principle. (COOK, TERRENCE) (Entered: 05/09/2008)

May 9, 2008
32

ORDER DISMISSING CASE. Signed by Judge Noel L. Hillman on 5/9/08. (js) (Entered: 05/09/2008)

May 9, 2008
33

SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT Consent Decree by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION. (RAMOS, MARISOL) (Entered: 06/26/2008)

June 26, 2008
34

STIPULATION AND ORDER OF DISMISSAL. Signed by Judge Noel L. Hillman on 7/1/08. (js) (Entered: 07/08/2008)

July 1, 2008

State / Territory: New Jersey

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: March 30, 2006

Closing Date: 2008

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers.

Plaintiff Type(s):

EEOC Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

EEOC

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Oak Lane Printing and Letter Service Co., Inc. (Moorestown, NJ), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), 29 U.S.C. §§ 621 et seq.

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Litigation

Amount Defendant Pays: $77,500

Order Duration: 2008 - 2010

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Provide antidiscrimination training

Training

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Discrimination-basis:

Age discrimination

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits