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

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Docket [PACER]

July 9, 2002 Docket


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ECF Number Description Date Link

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

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

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

Dec. 13, 2001

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

Dec. 13, 2001

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

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

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

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

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

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


Plaintiff Description:

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

Plaintiff Type(s):

EEOC Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:


Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought


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


Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:


Source of Relief:


Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree



Disparate Treatment


Direct Suit on Merits