Case: United States v. City of Dallas, Texas

3:99-cv-02376 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

Filed Date: Oct. 19, 1999

Closed Date: 2000

Clearinghouse coding complete

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 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 previ…

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.

Summary Authors

Jennifer Hau (11/24/2007)

People


Judge(s)

Sanders, Harold Barefoot Jr. (Texas)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Coggins, Paul Edward (Texas)

Lee, Bill Lann (District of Columbia)

Martin, Marybeth (District of Columbia)

Meacham, Barbara J. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Fletcher, Melissa M (Texas)

Moss, Janice Smith (Texas)

Judge(s)

Sanders, Harold Barefoot Jr. (Texas)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Coggins, Paul Edward (Texas)

Lee, Bill Lann (District of Columbia)

Martin, Marybeth (District of Columbia)

Meacham, Barbara J. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Fletcher, Melissa M (Texas)

Moss, Janice Smith (Texas)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket (PACER)

June 30, 2000 Docket
1

Complaint and Demand for Jury Trial

Oct. 19, 1999 Complaint
6

Order Granting Plaintiff's Unopposed Motion to Consolidate

United States v. City of Dallas

Oct. 25, 1999 Order/Opinion

Docket

Last updated May 12, 2022, 8 p.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT filed; (4) (alh) (Entered: 10/20/1999)

Oct. 19, 1999
1

DEMAND for jury trial by plaintiff USA (4) (alh) (Entered: 10/20/1999)

Oct. 19, 1999

PRELIMINARY ASSIGNMENT TO Magistrate Judge Jeff Kaplan (alh) (Entered: 10/20/1999)

Oct. 19, 1999
2

SUMMONS(ES) issued for defendant City of Dallas Texas (ISS-1) (alh) (Entered: 10/20/1999)

Oct. 19, 1999
3

Unopposed MOTION by plaintiff USA to transfer for possible consolidation (4) (alh) (Entered: 10/22/1999)

Oct. 21, 1999
4

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff USA in support of [3-1] motion to consolidate (15+) (alh) (Entered: 10/22/1999)

Oct. 21, 1999
5

ORDER OF TRANSFER/REASSIGNING CASE to Senior Judge Barefoot Sanders for possible consolidation w/3:98CV365-H. All subsequent filings should be filed in 3:99CV2376-H. (signed by RBM) Copies to counsel: 10.25.99 Page(s): 1 (alh) (Entered: 10/25/1999)

Oct. 22, 1999
6

ORDER granting [3-1] motion to transfer for possible consolidation; Ordered that 3:99cv2376-H is consoldiated with 3:98cv0365-H ( signed by Judge Sanders) Copies to counsel: 10.25.99 Page(s) 1 (mlh) Modified on 11/02/1999 (Entered: 10/25/1999)

Oct. 25, 1999

Case closed (mlh) (Entered: 10/25/1999)

Oct. 25, 1999

Consolidated Member Case . Lead Case Number: 3:98cv0365-H (mlh) (Entered: 11/02/1999)

Oct. 25, 1999
7

ANSWER to Complaint & Affirmative Defenses by defendant City of Dallas Texas (Attorney Melissa M Morales, Janice Smith Moss), (9) (alh) (Entered: 10/29/1999)

Oct. 28, 1999
8

REQUEST/MOTION by plaintiff USA to dismiss (3) (vdf) (Entered: 06/30/2000)

June 30, 2000
9

ORDER granting [8-1] motion to dismiss.. This case is dismissed with prejudice, and each party shall bear its own costs and attorneys' fees. ( signed by Judge Sanders) Copies to counsel: 07/05/00 Page(s) 1 (vdf) (Entered: 07/05/2000)

June 30, 2000

State / Territory: Texas

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Key Dates

Filing Date: Oct. 19, 1999

Closing Date: 2000

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

United States, on behalf of a black employee in the City of Dallas Police Department

Plaintiff Type(s):

U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

City of Dallas (Dallas, Dallas), City

Defendant Type(s):

Law-enforcement

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Unknown

Nature of Relief:

Unknown

Source of Relief:

Unknown

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Discipline

Promotion

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

Black