Case: EEOC v. NASHOBA PUBLICATIONS, INC.

1:97-cv-10850 | U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Filed Date: April 18, 1997

Closed Date: 1998

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Case Summary

On April 18, 1997, the New York office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit against Nashoba Publications, Inc. and Frank Hartnett, Jr. in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. We have only the docket in this case, so we have no further information on the allegations made by the EEOC against the defendants.

On November 4, 1998, the parties entered into a consent decree, which the district court adopted on the same day, closing the case. We have no information on the terms of the settlement.

Summary Authors

Justin Kanter (3/4/2008)

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1:97-cv-10850

Docket [PACER]

EEOC v. Nashoba Publications

Nov. 4, 1998

Nov. 4, 1998

Docket

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Docket

Last updated Aug. 13, 2022, 3:14 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

Complaint filed. Case assigned to Judge: Harrington. Receipt #: N/A Amount:$ N/A. Fee Status: None (dms) (Entered: 04/23/1997)

April 18, 1997

April 18, 1997

2

Notice of appearance of attorney for Nashoba Publications, Frank Hartnett Jr. by David Rapaport, filed. (dms) (Entered: 04/23/1997)

April 18, 1997

April 18, 1997

3

Waiver of service returned executed as to Nashoba Publications, Frank Hartnett Jr.. Mailed on 4/28/97 . Answer due on 6/27/97 for Frank Hartnett Jr., for Nashoba Publications (seh) (Entered: 05/05/1997)

May 2, 1997

May 2, 1997

4

Document disclosure by Nashoba Publications, Frank Hartnett Jr. ,filed. (seh) (Entered: 05/05/1997)

May 2, 1997

May 2, 1997

5

Answer by Nashoba Publications to complaint , filed. (seh) (Entered: 05/05/1997)

May 2, 1997

May 2, 1997

6

Answer by Frank Hartnett Jr. to complaint , filed. (seh) (Entered: 05/05/1997)

May 2, 1997

May 2, 1997

7

Judge Edward F. Harrington . Notice of Hearing/conference: SET scheduling conference for 2:00 7/28/97 . cc/cl (seh) (Entered: 05/06/1997)

May 5, 1997

May 5, 1997

8

Motion by Nashoba Publications for leave to take discovery prior to initial scheduling conference , filed. (seh) (Entered: 05/13/1997)

May 13, 1997

May 13, 1997

9

Response by Equal Employment to [8-1] motion for leave to take discovery prior to initial scheduling conference , filed. (seh) (Entered: 05/28/1997)

May 23, 1997

May 23, 1997

10

Joint statement by Equal Employment , re: Local Rule 16.1(D), filed. (seh) (Entered: 07/25/1997)

July 24, 1997

July 24, 1997

11

Amended complaint by Equal Employment filed. (Answer due 8/7/97 for Frank Hartnett Jr., for Nashoba Publications ) . Amended complaint amends [1-1] complaint. (Consent to the filing of the amended complaint by Nashoba Publication, Inc. and Frank Hartnett, Jr.) (seh) (Entered: 07/29/1997)

July 28, 1997

July 28, 1997

Scheduling conference held . (seh) (Entered: 07/30/1997)

July 28, 1997

July 28, 1997

12

Judge Edward F. Harrington . Clerk's Notes: re: scheduling conference. Final pretrial order issued: conference scheduled for 5/18/98 at 2:00 P.M. Court Reporter: PCP (seh) (Entered: 07/30/1997)

July 28, 1997

July 28, 1997

13

Judge Edward F. Harrington . Procedural Order entered re: Pretrial; Pretrial Conference set for 2:00 5/18/98. SO ORDERED. cc/cl (seh) (Entered: 07/30/1997)

July 28, 1997

July 28, 1997

14

Notice of change of address filed by David Rapaport . (sat) Modified on 10/03/1997 (Entered: 10/03/1997)

Oct. 3, 1997

Oct. 3, 1997

15

Motion by Patricia Thorpe and Mary Knepper-Merrow to intervene , filed. (seh) (Entered: 11/03/1997)

Nov. 3, 1997

Nov. 3, 1997

16

Memorandum by Nashoba Publications, Frank Hartnett Jr. in opposition to [15-1] motion to intervene , filed. (seh) (Entered: 11/17/1997)

Nov. 14, 1997

Nov. 14, 1997

Judge Edward F. Harrington . Endorsed Order entered denying [15-1] motion to intervene. MOTION IS DENIED. cc/cl (seh) (Entered: 12/05/1997)

Dec. 4, 1997

Dec. 4, 1997

17

Motion by Equal Employment to interview potential witnesses who are employees of defendant Nashoba Publications, Inc. , filed. (seh) (Entered: 02/18/1998)

Feb. 17, 1998

Feb. 17, 1998

18

Memorandum by Equal Employment in support of [17-1] motion to interview potential witnesses who are employees of defendant Nashoba Publications, Inc. , filed. (seh) (Entered: 02/18/1998)

Feb. 17, 1998

Feb. 17, 1998

19

Memorandum by Nashoba Publications, Frank Hartnett Jr. in opposition to [17-1] motion to interview potential witnesses who are employees of defendant Nashoba Publications, Inc. , filed. (fmr) (Entered: 03/02/1998)

Feb. 27, 1998

Feb. 27, 1998

20

STIPULATION (Motion) by Equal Employment, Nashoba Publications, Frank Hartnett Jr., to extend time to 5/1/98 to complete expert discovery , filed. (fmr) (Entered: 03/02/1998)

Feb. 27, 1998

Feb. 27, 1998

Judge Edward F. Harrington . Endorsed Order entered denying [17-1] motion to interview potential witnesses who are employees of defendant Nashoba Publications, Inc. Plaintiff is to proceed by way of deposition of the five undeposed employees. (fmr) (Entered: 03/04/1998)

March 4, 1998

March 4, 1998

21

Motion by Equal Employment to compel production of documents , filed. (seh) (Entered: 05/05/1998)

May 5, 1998

May 5, 1998

23

Notice of appearance of attorney for Nashoba Publications, Frank Hartnett Jr. by Theresa Finn Dever, filed. (seh) (Entered: 05/08/1998)

May 8, 1998

May 8, 1998

24

Joint motion by Equal Employment, Nashoba Publications, Frank Hartnett Jr. to extend time to 5/13/98 to file pretrial memorandum , filed. . (seh) (Entered: 05/08/1998)

May 8, 1998

May 8, 1998

Judge Edward F. Harrington . Endorsed Order entered granting [24-1] joint motion to extend time to 5/13/98 to file pretrial memorandum. MOTION ALLOWED. cc/cl (seh) (Entered: 05/12/1998)

May 11, 1998

May 11, 1998

25

Pretrial memorandum by Equal Employment, Nashoba Publications, Frank Hartnett Jr. , filed. (lau) (Entered: 05/14/1998)

May 13, 1998

May 13, 1998

Pre-trial conference held . (seh) (Entered: 05/19/1998)

May 18, 1998

May 18, 1998

26

Judge Edward F. Harrington . Clerk's Notes: re: pretrial conference. Trial order issued: trial scheduled for 11/2/98 at 9:00 A.M. Court Reporter: none (seh) (Entered: 05/19/1998)

May 18, 1998

May 18, 1998

27

Judge Edward F. Harrington . Procedural Order entered re: Trial; Jury Trial set for 9:00 11/2/98. cc/cl (seh) (Entered: 05/19/1998)

May 18, 1998

May 18, 1998

30

Motion by Nashoba Publications, Frank Hartnett Jr. to compel claimant Patricia A. Thorpe to answer deosition questions concerning prior treatment for emotional distress , filed. (seh) (Entered: 06/12/1998)

May 18, 1998

May 18, 1998

31

Memorandum by Nashoba Publications, Frank Hartnett Jr. in support of [30-1] motion to compel claimant Patricia A. Thorpe to answer deosition questions concerning prior treatment for emotional distress , filed. (seh) (Entered: 06/12/1998)

May 18, 1998

May 18, 1998

32

Motion by Nashoba Publications, Frank Hartnett Jr. for order directing plaintiff's counsel to identify himself when contacting prospective witnesses , filed. (seh) (Entered: 06/12/1998)

May 18, 1998

May 18, 1998

33

Affidavit of Effie Ford, re: [32-1] motion for order directing plaintiff's counsel to identify himself when contacting prospective witnesses , filed. (seh) (Entered: 06/12/1998)

May 18, 1998

May 18, 1998

28

Memorandum by Nashoba Publications, Frank Hartnett Jr. in opposition to [21-1] motion to compel production of documents , filed. (seh) (Entered: 05/20/1998)

May 19, 1998

May 19, 1998

29

Motion by Equal Employment to extend time to 6/12/98 to submit opposition , filed. (seh) (Entered: 06/02/1998)

June 1, 1998

June 1, 1998

Judge Edward F. Harrington . Endorsed Order entered granting [29-1] motion to extend time to 6/12/98 to submit opposition. MOTION ALLOWED. cc/cl (seh) (Entered: 06/03/1998)

June 2, 1998

June 2, 1998

34

Response by Equal Employment to [32-1] motion for order directing plaintiff's counsel to identify himself when contacting prospective witnesses , filed. (seh) (Entered: 06/12/1998)

June 12, 1998

June 12, 1998

36

Motion by Nashoba Publications, Frank Hartnett Jr. for leave to file reply memorandum , filed. (seh) (Entered: 06/18/1998)

June 16, 1998

June 16, 1998

37

Reply memorandum by Nashoba Publications, Frank Hartnett Jr. in support of [30-1] motion to compel claimant Patricia A. Thorpe to answer deosition questions concerning prior treatment for emotional distress , filed. (seh) (Entered: 06/18/1998)

June 16, 1998

June 16, 1998

Judge Edward F. Harrington . Endorsed Order entered granting [36-1] motion for leave to file reply memorandum. DEFENDANTS' MOTION IS ALLOWED. cc/cl (seh) (Entered: 06/22/1998)

June 19, 1998

June 19, 1998

Judge Edward F. Harrington . Endorsed Order entered denying [21-1] motion to compel production of documents. MOTION DENIED. cc/cl (seh) (Entered: 07/20/1998)

July 20, 1998

July 20, 1998

Judge Edward F. Harrington . Endorsed Order entered granting [30-1] motion to compel claimant Patricia A. Thorpe to answer deosition questions concerning prior treatment for emotional distress. MOTION ALLOWED. cc/cl (seh) (Entered: 07/20/1998)

July 20, 1998

July 20, 1998

Judge Edward F. Harrington . Endorsed Order entered granting [32-1] motion for order directing plaintiff's counsel to identify himself when contacting prospective witnesses. MOTION ALLOWED. cc/cl (seh) (Entered: 07/20/1998)

July 20, 1998

July 20, 1998

38

Judge Edward F. Harrington . Order entered granting [20-1] stipulation motion to extend time to 5/1/98 to complete expert discovery. SO ORDERED. cc/cl (seh) (Entered: 07/23/1998)

July 22, 1998

July 22, 1998

39

Notice of change of address filed by David Rapaport by Nashoba Publications, Frank Hartnett Jr. . (seh) (Entered: 09/18/1998)

Sept. 16, 1998

Sept. 16, 1998

40

Judge Edward F. Harrington . Consent judgment/decree entered for Equal Employment against Nashoba Publications, Frank Hartnett Jr.. SO ORDERED, ADJUDGED AND DECREED. cc/cl (seh) (Entered: 11/06/1998)

Nov. 4, 1998

Nov. 4, 1998

Case closed. (seh) (Entered: 11/06/1998)

Nov. 4, 1998

Nov. 4, 1998

Case Details

State / Territory: Massachusetts

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: April 18, 1997

Closing Date: 1998

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

Frank Hartnett, Jr., Private Entity/Person

Nashoba Publications, Inc., Private Entity/Person

Case Details

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