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Case Name United States v. City of Dallas, Texas EE-TX-0425
Docket / Court 3-99-CV-2376 ( N.D. Tex. )
State/Territory Texas
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Attorney Organization U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
Case Summary
On October 19, 1999, the United States Department of Justice ("D.O.J.") filed a lawsuit under Title VII, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq., against the City of Dallas in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas. The DOJ sought injunctive relief, alleging that the defendant ... read more >
On October 19, 1999, the United States Department of Justice ("D.O.J.") filed a lawsuit under Title VII, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq., against the City of Dallas in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas. The DOJ sought injunctive relief, alleging that the defendant violated Title VII by discriminating against a black employee in the City of Dallas Police Department.

Specifically, the DOJ alleged that because of his race, Black, and in retaliation against him for previously filing charges of discrimination with the EEOC and raising an internal grievance alleging race discrimination in the City of Dallas Police Department, he was subjected to adverse personnel actions, suspended for two days, and denied a promotion to the rank of sergeant.

On October 25th, 1999, the Court (Judge Barefoot Sanders) granted a motion to consolidate the case with the earlier filed case Lee A. Bush v. City of Dallas, 3:98-cv-0365-H.



On June 30th, 2000, the plaintiff filed a motion to dismiss the case. Though the document is unavailable, it appears as if the parties reached a private settlement agreement. On the same day, the Court (Judge Barefoot Sanders) granted the motion to dismiss the case with prejudice.

Jennifer Hau - 11/24/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Defendant-type
Law-enforcement
Discrimination-area
Discipline
Promotion
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e
Defendant(s) City of Dallas
Plaintiff Description United States, on behalf of a black employee in the City of Dallas Police Department
Indexed Lawyer Organizations U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Unknown
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Unknown
Source of Relief Unknown
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)
[ 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)
3-99-cv-2376 (N.D. Tex.) 06/30/2000
EE-TX-0425-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint and Demand for Jury Trial 10/19/1999
EE-TX-0425-0001 PDF | External Link | Detail
Order Granting Plaintiff's Unopposed Motion to Consolidate 10/25/1999 (N.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0425-0002 PDF | Detail
Judges Sanders, Harold Barefoot Jr. (N.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0425-0002 | EE-TX-0425-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Coggins, Paul Edward (Texas)
EE-TX-0425-0001
Lee, Bill Lann (District of Columbia)
EE-TX-0425-0001
Martin, Marybeth (District of Columbia)
EE-TX-0425-0001
Meacham, Barbara J. (District of Columbia)
EE-TX-0425-0001 | EE-TX-0425-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Fletcher, Melissa M (Texas)
EE-TX-0425-9000
Moss, Janice Smith (Texas)
EE-TX-0425-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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