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Case Name United States v. New Jersey Department of Human Services EE-NJ-0109
Docket / Court 2:95-cv-04915-AMW ( D.N.J. )
State/Territory New Jersey
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Attorney Organization U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
Case Summary
On September 22, 1995, the U.S. Department of Justice ("D.O.J.") filed a lawsuit under Title VII in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey against New Jersey Department of Human Services and Commissioner of personnel. The D.O.J. sought injunctive relief, alleging that the defendant ... read more >
On September 22, 1995, the U.S. Department of Justice ("D.O.J.") filed a lawsuit under Title VII in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey against New Jersey Department of Human Services and Commissioner of personnel. The D.O.J. sought injunctive relief, alleging that the defendant had violated Title VII by discriminating on the basis of race.

On September 28, 1995, the district court (Judge Alfred M. Wolin) entered a consent decree ordering the defendant to: (1) provide promotions and monetary and other relief to eight named charging parties; (2) develop lawful selection procedures for the hiring and promotion of applicants to positions in the Family Service Specialist series.

The docket ends on July 26, 2004, where mail sent to Nancy E. Whatley was returned as undeliverable. We have no further information.

Hyun Jeong Yang - 11/18/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Discrimination-area
Hiring
Promotion
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) STATE OF NEW JERSEY
State of New Jersey
State of New Jersey
Plaintiff Description U.S. Department of Justice on behalf of employees allegedly discriminated against on the basis of race
Indexed Lawyer Organizations U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Damages
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 1995 - 1998
Case Closing Year 2004
Case Ongoing No
Additional Resources
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Case Studies Megacases, Diversity, and the Elusive Goal of Workplace Reform
Written: Mar. 01, 2008
By: Nancy Levit (University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law)
Citation: 49 B.C. L. Rev. 367 (2008)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  Second Generation Employment Discrimination: A Structural Approach
By: Susan Sturm (Columbia Law School)
Citation: 101 Colum. L. Rev. 458 (2001)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

Docket(s)
2:95-cv-04915-AMW (D.N.J.) 07/26/2004
EE-NJ-0109-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Memorandum in Support of Joint Motion to Terminate Settlement Agreement and Dismiss Case and Order Granting Motion 07/09/2004
EE-NJ-0109-0001 PDF | Detail
Judges Wolin, Alfred M. (D.N.J.)
EE-NJ-0109-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Acosta, R. Alexander (District of Columbia)
EE-NJ-0109-0001
Cassell, Susan C. (New Jersey)
EE-NJ-0109-9000
Derry, Douglass L. (New Jersey)
EE-NJ-0109-9000
Griffin, Nancy Ellen Whatley (New Jersey)
EE-NJ-0109-9000
Ward, Larry G. (District of Columbia)
EE-NJ-0109-0001
Defendant's Lawyers Harvey, Peter C. (New Jersey)
EE-NJ-0109-0001
Ruch, Lisa Dorio (New Jersey)
EE-NJ-0109-0001
Other Lawyers None on record

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