Case: EEOC v. MERCK & CO.

3:01-cv-04533 | U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

Filed Date: Sept. 25, 2001

Closed Date: July 9, 2002

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Case Summary

The Philadelphia district office of the EEOC brought this suit against Merck & Company, Inc in September 2001 in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. The nature of the allegations is not known because the complaint is unavailable. Apparently after the parties met in a settlement conference, they reached a tentative agreement in April 2002 and the action was dismissed as settled. It appears that there was some difficulty reducing the agreement to writing, but the parties agreed on a consent decree. We do not have a copy of that decree, but it was evidently entered in June 2002.

Summary Authors

Kevin Wilemon (5/23/2008)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket [PACER]

July 9, 2002 Docket

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Docket

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

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT filed; jury demand (DH) (Entered: 09/28/2001)

Sept. 25, 2001

SUMMONS issued for MERCK & COMPANY, INC (20 Days)(Mailed to Counsel) (DH) (Entered: 09/28/2001)

Sept. 28, 2001
2

NOTICE of Allocation and Assignment filed. (Trenton-Hon. Garrett E. Brown) Magistrate Judge Freda L. Wolfson(nm) (DH) (Entered: 09/28/2001)

Sept. 28, 2001
3

ANSWER to Complaint by dft; jury demand. (ij) (Entered: 12/13/2001)

Dec. 13, 2001
4

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE Re: [3-1] answer. (ij) (Entered: 12/13/2001)

Dec. 13, 2001
5

ORDER, setting scheduling conference for 11:00 1/31/02 (signed by Mag. Judge Freda L. Wolfson) (NM) (ij) (Entered: 12/13/2001)

Dec. 13, 2001
6

Substitute attorney for EEOC; Terminated attorney DAVID INGRAM for EEOC; Added, MARY M TIERNAN. (ij) (Entered: 12/18/2001)

Dec. 18, 2001

Scheduling conference held before Mag. Judge Freda L. Wolfson on 2/5/2. (eh) (Entered: 02/05/2002)

Feb. 5, 2002
7

SCHEDULING ORDER setting Settlement conference 2:00 2/22/02. (signed by Mag. Judge Freda L. Wolfson) (NM) (eh) (Entered: 02/05/2002)

Feb. 5, 2002
8

ORDER, dismissing action as settled. (signed by Judge Garrett E. Brown, Jr.) (NM) (ij) (Entered: 04/05/2002)

April 5, 2002

Case closed (ij) (Entered: 04/05/2002)

April 5, 2002
9

Consent Decree between all parties. (signed by Judge Garrett E. Brown, Jr.) (NM) (Filed 6/26/02) (ij) (Entered: 07/09/2002)

July 9, 2002
10

STIPULATION and ORDER, dismissing action with prejudice. (signed by Judge Garrett E. Brown, Jr.) (NM) (ij) (Entered: 07/09/2002)

July 9, 2002

State / Territory: New Jersey

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 25, 2001

Closing Date: July 9, 2002

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

Merck & Company, Inc., Private Entity/Person

Merk & Company, Inc., Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Unknown

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits