Case: EEOC v. GENERAL NUTRITION PRODUCTS

8:01-cv-03872 | U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina

Filed Date: Sept. 27, 2001

Closed Date: April 19, 2002

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Case Summary

In September 2001, the EEOC district office in Charlotte, North Carolina brought this action against Nutricia Manufacturing USA, Inc, doing business as General Nutrition Products, in the U.S. District Court of the District of South Carolina. The EEOC alleged that the defendant violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by discriminating on the basis of race.

A consent decree was entered in April 2002. The parties agreed that the defendant would refrain from retaliating and discriminating on the basis of race, pay the complainant $22,500, provide EEO training, post an EEO notice, and submit two complaint reports to the EEOC. No fees or costs were awarded. The terms of the agreement ran for eighteen months.

Summary Authors

Jason Chester (7/28/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

8:01-cv-03872

Docket (PACER)

Equal Employment v. Nutricia Mfg USA Inc

April 19, 2002

April 19, 2002

Docket
11

8:01-cv-03872

Consent Decree

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Nutricia Manufacturing U.S.A. Inc., d/b/a General Nutrition Products

April 19, 2002

April 19, 2002

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated Sept. 7, 2022, 3:04 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT; Scheduling order due by 1/5/02 Service due by 1/25/02 for Nutricia Mfg USA Inc (awil) (Entered: 09/28/2001)

Sept. 27, 2001

Sept. 27, 2001

2

SUMMONS(ES) issued for defendant Nutricia Mfg USA Inc (awil) (Entered: 09/28/2001)

Sept. 27, 2001

Sept. 27, 2001

3

ANSWER to Local Rule 26 Interrogatories by plaintiff Equal Employment; jury demand (awil) (Entered: 09/28/2001)

Sept. 27, 2001

Sept. 27, 2001

4

AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE of summons and complaint executed as to defendant Nutricia Mfg USA Inc 10/3/01 Assignment Interrogatories due on 11/2/01 for Nutricia Mfg USA Inc ; Answer due on 10/23/01 for Nutricia Mfg USA Inc executed by certified mail (former empl) (Entered: 10/12/2001)

Oct. 11, 2001

Oct. 11, 2001

CASE reassigned from Judge Seymour to Judge Henry M. Herlong Jr. (glev) (Entered: 10/24/2001)

Oct. 24, 2001

Oct. 24, 2001

5

ANSWER to Complaint by defendant Nutricia Mfg USA Inc (Attorney Andreas Neal Satterfield Jr., D Randle Moody II), Assignment Interrogatories due on 11/23/01 for Nutricia Mfg USA Inc ; (jtho) (Entered: 11/14/2001)

Nov. 13, 2001

Nov. 13, 2001

6

ANSWER to Local Rule 26 Interrogatories by defendant Nutricia Mfg USA Inc (jtho) (Entered: 11/14/2001)

Nov. 13, 2001

Nov. 13, 2001

7

CONFERENCE AND SCHEDULING ORDER setting 26(f) Conference no later than 12/6/01 ; 26(a) Initial Disclosures served by 12/20/01 ; 26(f) Report filed by 12/20/01 ; Joining of parties,amending of pleadings on 1/30/02 ; Plaintiff's ID of Experts set for 3/1/02 ; Defendant's ID of Experts set for 4/1/02 ; Records Custodian Affidavit filed by 4/1/02 ; Discovery cutoff 4/22/02 ; Deadline for filing of all motions 5/1/02 ; 26(a)3 Pretrial Disclosures filed by 5/31/02 ; Pretrial Brief filed by 6/25/02 ; Jury Selection deadline set for 7/2/02 ; ( signed by Judge Henry M. Herlong Jr. ) eod 11/16/01, svd. (jtho) (Entered: 11/16/2001)

Nov. 16, 2001

Nov. 16, 2001

CASE reassigned from Judge Herlong to Judge Terry L. Wooten (glev) (Entered: 12/10/2001)

Dec. 10, 2001

Dec. 10, 2001

8

LETTER of Clerk Re: Reassignment of case (sfet) (Entered: 12/11/2001)

Dec. 11, 2001

Dec. 11, 2001

9

26(f) Report by Equal Employment, Nutricia Mfg USA Inc . Parties Agree to Conference and Scheduling Order. (fbos) (Entered: 12/20/2001)

Dec. 20, 2001

Dec. 20, 2001

CASE REFERRED to Magistrate Judge William M. Catoe (jtho) (Entered: 01/07/2002)

Jan. 7, 2002

Jan. 7, 2002

10

LETTER Re: case reassignment (jtho) (Entered: 01/08/2002)

Jan. 8, 2002

Jan. 8, 2002

11

ORDER (consent decree) outlining terms of settlement agreement. Each party shall bear its own attorneys' fees and costs. ( signed by Judge Terry L. Wooten ) eod 4/19/02, svd. (jtho) (Entered: 04/19/2002)

April 19, 2002

April 19, 2002

Case closed (jtho) (Entered: 04/19/2002)

April 19, 2002

April 19, 2002

Case Details

State / Territory: South Carolina

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 27, 2001

Closing Date: April 19, 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

Nutricia Manufacturing USA, Inc., Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Monetary Relief

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: 22500

Order Duration: 2002 - 2003

Content of Injunction:

Recordkeeping

Discrimination Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Retaliation Prohibition

Reporting

Monitoring

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits