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Case Name Wallace v. Shalala EE-MD-0147
Docket / Court 8:93-cv-02536 ( D. Md. )
State/Territory Maryland
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Case Summary
On August 20, 1993 plaintiff filed this employment discrimination suit pro se against Shalala, the Secretary of Health and Human Services in the District Court of Maryland. He alleged that he had been discriminated against for being male and an African American. Plaintiff also alleged class ... read more >
On August 20, 1993 plaintiff filed this employment discrimination suit pro se against Shalala, the Secretary of Health and Human Services in the District Court of Maryland. He alleged that he had been discriminated against for being male and an African American. Plaintiff also alleged class discrimination claims and various antitrust claims. On April 9, 1996 the district court (Judge Peter J. Messitte) granted the defendant's motion to dismiss the antitrust and class discrimination claims. The district court also granted the defendant's motion for summary judgment for the remaining claims on September 3, 1996.

Plaintiff appealed to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals but the court (Judge Butzer, Judge Niemeyer, and Judge Williams) affirmed the district court's finding that plaintiff had failed to establish a prima facie case of employment discrimination in an unpublished per curiam opinion on April 24, 1997. Plaintiff's petition for a writ of certiorari was denied by the Supreme Court on March 23, 1998.

Michael Perry - 07/10/2010


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Male
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
Sex discrimination
Race
Black
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 1981
Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e
Defendant(s) Department of Health and Human Services
Plaintiff Description Black male individual
Indexed Lawyer Organizations None on record
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Defendant
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief None
Source of Relief None
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
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)
96-2611 (U.S. Court of Appeals) 07/21/1997
EE-MD-0147-9001.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
8:93−cv−02536 (D. Md.) 07/24/1997
EE-MD-0147-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Opinion (4th Circuit) 04/24/1997 (112 F.3d 512)
EE-MD-0147-0001.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | External Link | Detail
Judges Butzner, John Decker Jr. (Fourth Circuit, E.D. Va.)
EE-MD-0147-0001
Messitte, Peter Jo (D. Md.)
EE-MD-0147-9000
Niemeyer, Paul Victor (Fourth Circuit, D. Md.)
EE-MD-0147-0001
Williams, Alexander Jr. (D. Md.)
EE-MD-0147-0001
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers None on record
Defendant's Lawyers Russell, George L. Jr. (Maryland)
EE-MD-0147-9000 | EE-MD-0147-9001
Sims, Robert E. (Maryland)
EE-MD-0147-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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