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Case Name EEOC v. FOODCRAFTERS DISTRIBUTION CO. EE-NJ-0032
Docket / Court 03-2796 ( D.N.J. )
State/Territory New Jersey
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Philadelphia District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Foodcrafters Distribution Company, Tropical Plant Carriers, Inc., and Little Brownies Properties, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey in July 2003. Five charging parties intervened in the EEOC's case, ... read more >
The Philadelphia District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Foodcrafters Distribution Company, Tropical Plant Carriers, Inc., and Little Brownies Properties, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey in July 2003. Five charging parties intervened in the EEOC's case, which was consolidated with the a private party suit, Lovenduski v. Foodcrafters Distribution Company, 1:04-cv-02394 (D. N.J. May 21, 2004), in June 2004. The defendants filed two motions for summary judgment; one was denied and the other was granted in part in August 2005. The parties settled through a consent decree in September 2006. The four year consent decree required the defendants to pay a total of $384,500; $173,500 went to the complainants. The defendants were also required to post notice; create and distribute a discrimination policy; train managers annually; institute a complaint procedure; and send semi-annual compliance reports to the EEOC.

Daisy Manning - 08/08/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
Monitor/Master
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
National origin discrimination
Race discrimination
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action State Anti-Discrimination Law
State law
Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Al Avila
Foodcrafters Distribution Company
John P. Brown
Michael Alfano
Peter Wood
Robert Roche
Strategic Outsourcing, Inc.
Transystems, Inc.
Plaintiff Description Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations EEOC
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 2006 - 2010
Case Closing Year 2006
Case Ongoing No
Case Listing EE-NJ-0118 : LOVENDUSKI v. FOODCRAFTERS DISTRIBUTING COMPANY et al (D.N.J.)
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)
1:03-cv-02796-RMB-AMD (D.N.J.) 10/20/2006
EE-NJ-0032-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 06/11/2003
EE-NJ-0032-0003.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Intervenor Complaint and Jury Demand 08/22/2003
EE-NJ-0032-0004.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Amended Complaint and Jury Demand 04/26/2004
EE-NJ-0032-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order for Consolidation for Discovery Purposes Only 06/23/2004 (D.N.J.)
EE-NJ-0032-0012.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Opinion [RE: Motion for Summary Judgment] 01/28/2005 (D.N.J.)
EE-NJ-0032-0005.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Stipulation of Dismissal [Re: Strategic Outsourcing, Inc] 02/28/2005
EE-NJ-0032-0006.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [Re: Motion for Protective Order] 03/03/2005 (D.N.J.)
EE-NJ-0032-0007.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Opinion [Re: Motion for Summary Judgment] 02/24/2006 (2006 WL 489718 / 2006 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 11426) (D.N.J.)
EE-NJ-0032-0015.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Order [Re: Motion for Protective Order] 07/11/2006 (D.N.J.)
EE-NJ-0032-0008.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree 09/08/2006
EE-NJ-0032-0009.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Donio, Ann Marie (D.N.J.) [Magistrate]
EE-NJ-0032-0012
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers None on record
Defendant's Lawyers None on record
Other Lawyers None on record

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