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Case Name EEOC v. NORTHEASTERN PRODUCTS (A DIVISION OF CAMPBELL SOUP CO) EE-NJ-0069
Docket / Court 2:97-cv-04692-JCL ( D.N.J. )
State/Territory New Jersey
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Office of the United States Attorney brought this suit on behalf of the EEOC in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey against Northeastern Products Co., a division of Campbell Soup Co., Inc., in September 1997. We do not have a copy of the complaint, so the nature of the ... read more >
The Office of the United States Attorney brought this suit on behalf of the EEOC in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey against Northeastern Products Co., a division of Campbell Soup Co., Inc., in September 1997. We do not have a copy of the complaint, so the nature of the allegations is unknown. Five private plaintiffs were allowed to intervene in the suit. The defendant subsequently filed motions for summary judgment against these private plaintiffs that were granted in part and denied in part. The defendant also filed a motion for judgment as a matter of law that was also granted in part and denied in part. The jury verdict after trial determined that one of the intervenor plaintiffs did not have a cause of action. Additionally, the defendant and one of the private plaintiffs reached a settlement, the terms of which are unknown. The EEOC and intervenor plaintiffs appealed the judgment in May 2000. The judgment was affirmed.

Justin Kanter - 08/14/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action None on record
Defendant(s) Northeastern Products Co.
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 Defendant
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Unknown
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 2000
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)
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  Second Generation Employment Discrimination: A Structural Approach
By: Susan Sturm (Columbia Law School)
Citation: 101 Colum. L. Rev. 458 (2001)
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Docket(s)
00-1378 (U.S. Court of Appeals) 01/12/2001
EE-NJ-0069-9001 PDF | Detail
2:97-cv-04692-JCL (D.N.J.) 01/16/2001
EE-NJ-0069-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Decision of Appeals Court [Table] 11/21/2000 (248 F.3d 1129)
EE-NJ-0069-0001 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Judges None on record
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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