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Case Name United States v. Dallas Area Rapid Transit EE-TX-0443
Docket / Court 3:93-cv-00044 ( N.D. Tex. )
State/Territory Texas
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Attorney Organization U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
Case Summary
On January 8, 1993 The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) filed an employment discrimination lawsuit in the District Court for the Northern District of Texas against the Dallas Area Rapid Transit. We do not have a copy of the Complaint, but from the docket, it appears that the plaintiff ... read more >
On January 8, 1993 The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) filed an employment discrimination lawsuit in the District Court for the Northern District of Texas against the Dallas Area Rapid Transit. We do not have a copy of the Complaint, but from the docket, it appears that the plaintiff claimed race discrimination.

The District Court (Judge Jerry Buchmeyer) approved a consent decree on January 13, 1993. The consent decree enjoined the defendant from retaliating against any person because of that person's opposition to discriminatory policies or filing of an EEOC charge. The defendant was also required to pay an individual employees money damages and offer that employee a position as Manager of Special Projects in the Department of Minority Affairs, grade 9, with retroactive seniority. On January 13, 1993, the court closed the case.

The individual employee intervened alleging that the defendants breached the consent decree. On April 3, 1995, the court denied the plaintiff-intervenor's motion for summary judgment. On November 27, 1995, the district court granted the defendant's motion for summary judgment as to the intervenor's claim for breach of the consent decree.

The plaintiff-intervenor appealed. The Court of Appeals affirmed the District Court's grant of summary judgment in favor of the defendants.

This case appears to be closed.

The only document available for this case is the docket.

Kaitlin Corkran - 04/08/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Defendant-type
Transportation
Discrimination-area
Promotion
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
Plaintiff Type
U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff
Race
Race, unspecified
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Plaintiff Description United States
Indexed Lawyer Organizations U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Mixed
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Damages
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Litigation
Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 1993 - 1993
Case Closing Year 1997
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)
3:93-cv-00044 (N.D. Tex.) 05/29/1997
EE-TX-0443-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
No documents currently in the collection
Judges Buchmeyer, Jerry (N.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0443-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Bass, Alyse S. (District of Columbia)
EE-TX-0443-9000
Dunne, John R. (District of Columbia)
EE-TX-0443-9000
Fenton, William B. (District of Columbia)
EE-TX-0443-9000
McGovern, Katherine Savers (Texas)
EE-TX-0443-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Castaneda, Roland (Texas)
EE-TX-0443-9000
Forsman, Wade A. (Texas)
EE-TX-0443-9000
Gibson, James E. (Texas)
EE-TX-0443-9000
Norwood, Diane Frances (Texas)
EE-TX-0443-9000
O'Bannon, Don T. Jr. (Texas)
EE-TX-0443-9000
Villarreal Torseth, Dora E. (Texas)
EE-TX-0443-9000
West, Royce (Texas)
EE-TX-0443-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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