Case: Edwards v. City of Houston

4:92-cv-02510 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Filed Date: Aug. 19, 1992

Closed Date: 2000

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Case Summary

On August 19, 1992, African American and Hispanic members of the Houston Police Department filed a lawsuit under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act against the City of Houston in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. The plaintiffs, represented by the City of Houston Legal Department and private counsel, asked the court for injunctive relief, claiming that HPD's testing practices to determine promotions had a disparate impact on minority members of the HPD. Plain…

On August 19, 1992, African American and Hispanic members of the Houston Police Department filed a lawsuit under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act against the City of Houston in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. The plaintiffs, represented by the City of Houston Legal Department and private counsel, asked the court for injunctive relief, claiming that HPD's testing practices to determine promotions had a disparate impact on minority members of the HPD. Plaintiffs had attempted to intervene in earlier cases (Kelley v. Hofheinz, Dock. No. H-75-1536, and Comeaux v. City of Houston, Dock. No. 76-H-1754) alleging that HPD's promotions examinations were discriminatory, but they had been unsuccessful.

The District Court (Judge Lynn Hughes) approved the parties' consent decree on February 4, 1993. The decree included two stipulated classes, including African American and Hispanic members of the police department. The decree also provided for remedial promotions for members of the classes.

On March 25, 1993, the Court issued Findings of Facts and Conclusions of Law regarding Plaintiffs' consent decree. Over some objections by non-parties to the lawsuit, the Court found that the consent decree was appropriate and not prejudicial to non-minorities. Further, the Court found that Plaintiffs had proven their allegations of disparate impact and that the consent decree was narrowly tailored to achieving a compelling government interest.

After the District Court denied would-be plaintiffs' motion to intervene, the would-be plaintiffs appealed. On November 10, 1994, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the District Court's denial of the motion to intervene but reversed the District Court's denial of the motion to intervene for purposes of appeal. The Fifth Circuit also affirmed the District Court's approval of the consent decree. Edwards v. City of Houston, 37 F.3d 1097 (5th Cir. 1994). The Fifth Circuit then granted rehearing en banc on March 15, 1995. Edwards v. City of Houston, 49 F.3d 1048 (5th Cir. 1995).

After the rehearing en banc, on April 1, 1996, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals determined that the District Court erred when it denied the motion to intervene in the underlying case. The Fifth Circuit remanded the case, stating that the District Court should allow the parties to intervene with the rights of full parties; grant the new parties sufficient time for discovery; and hold another fairness hearing after time for discovery. Edwards v. City of Houston, 78 F.3d 983 (5th Cir. 1996).

The District Court approved the modified consent decree on September 13, 2000. The Final Consent Decree, filed on April 2, 2001, provided for promotions, record-keeping, reporting, and attorneys' fees and costs.

After non-parties alleged that the consent decree constituted reverse discrimination against them, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals again affirmed the District Court's approval of the Consent Decree on August 19, 2002. The Supreme Court denied certiorari. There has been no further substantive action in the case.

Summary Authors

Haley Waller (8/30/2010)

People


Judge(s)

Barksdale, Rhesa Hawkins (Mississippi)

Benavides, Fortunato Pedro (Texas)

Davis, W. Eugene (Louisiana)

DeMoss, Harold R. Jr. (Texas)

Dennis, James L. (Louisiana)

Duhe, John Malcolm Jr. (Louisiana)

Garwood, William Lockhart (Texas)

Garza, Reynaldo Guerra (Texas)

Higginbotham, Patrick Errol (Texas)

Hughes, Lynn Nettleton (Texas)

Judge(s)

Barksdale, Rhesa Hawkins (Mississippi)

Benavides, Fortunato Pedro (Texas)

Davis, W. Eugene (Louisiana)

DeMoss, Harold R. Jr. (Texas)

Dennis, James L. (Louisiana)

Duhe, John Malcolm Jr. (Louisiana)

Garwood, William Lockhart (Texas)

Garza, Reynaldo Guerra (Texas)

Higginbotham, Patrick Errol (Texas)

Hughes, Lynn Nettleton (Texas)

Jolly, E. Grady (Mississippi)

Jones, Edith Hollan (Texas)

King, Carolyn Dineen (Texas)

Parker, Robert Manley (Texas)

Politz, Henry Anthony (Louisiana)

Stewart, Carl E. (Louisiana)

Wiener, Jacques Loeb Jr. (Louisiana)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Acosta, Constance K. (Texas)

Selmi, Michael (District of Columbia)

Seymour, Richard Talbot (New York)

Vinick, Sharon R. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Fisher, John E. (Texas)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket

Oct. 14, 2005 Docket
14

CONSENT DECREE

Feb. 4, 1993 Settlement Agreement
59

FINDINGS OF FACT and CONCLUSIONS OF LAW

March 25, 1993 Order/Opinion

5th Circuit Opinion

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

37 F.3d 1097

Nov. 10, 1994 Order/Opinion

Appeals from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

49 F.3d 1048

March 15, 1995 Order/Opinion

Appeals from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

78 F.3d 983

April 1, 1996 Order/Opinion

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

114 F.3d 1184

May 9, 1997 Order/Opinion
251

FINAL ORDER

Sept. 12, 2000 Order/Opinion
282

FINAL ORDER

April 2, 2001 Order/Opinion

Appeals from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Aug. 19, 2002 Order/Opinion

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Docket

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

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1

COMPLAINT filed; FILING FEE $ 120.00 RECEIPT # 414105 (fmremp) (Entered: 08/20/1992)

Aug. 19, 1992
2

ORDER, set scheduling conference for 3:30 12/18/92 , entered; Parties notified. ( signed by Judge Ewing Werlein Jr ) (fmremp) (Entered: 08/20/1992)

Aug. 19, 1992
3

CONSENTED MOTION to transfer case to Judge Lynn Hughes , and to consolidate H−75−1536 into this suit by Dorothy A Edwards, Afro−American Police, H P O Spanish Speak, et al, Motion Docket Date 9/8/92 [3−1] motion, 9/8/92 [3−2] motion , filed (fmremp) (Entered: 08/20/1992)

Aug. 19, 1992
4

MEMORANDUM by Dorothy A Edwards, Afro−American Police, H P O Spanish Speak, et al, in support of [3−1] motion to transfer case to Judge Lynn Hughes, [3−2] motion to consolidate H−75−1536 into this suit , filed (fmremp) (Entered: 08/20/1992)

Aug. 19, 1992
5

ORDER granting [3−1] motion to transfer case to Judge Lynn Hughes granting [3−2] motion to consolidate H−75−1536 into this suit , entered; Parties notified. ( signed by Judge Ewing Werlein Jr ) (fmremp) (Entered: 08/25/1992)

Aug. 24, 1992

CASE reassigned to Judge Lynn N. Hughes (fmremp) (Entered: 08/25/1992)

Aug. 24, 1992
6

UNOPPOSED MOTION to extend time to file response to pltf's original complaint by City of Houston, Motion Docket Date 9/28/92 [6−1] motion , filed (fmremp) (Entered: 09/09/1992)

Sept. 8, 1992
7

ORDER granting [3−2] motion to consolidate H−75−1536 into this suit , cases are consolidated into this civil action, entered; Parties notified. ( signed by Judge Lynn N. Hughes ) (fmremp) (Entered: 09/15/1992)

Sept. 14, 1992

Consolidated Lead Case (fmremp) (Entered: 09/15/1992)

Sept. 14, 1992

ORDER , entered in 75−1536 on 7/2/92 , Deadline updated; set pretrial conference for 10:00 12/14/92 (fmremp) (Entered: 09/15/1992)

Sept. 14, 1992
8

ORDER granting [6−1] motion to extend time to file response to pltf's original complaint, reset answer due for 9/30/92 for City of Houston , entered; Parties notified. ( signed by Judge Lynn N. Hughes ) (fmremp) (Entered: 09/16/1992)

Sept. 15, 1992
9

ANSWER to Complaint by City of Houston (Added attorney John E Fisher), filed. (fmremp) (Entered: 10/02/1992)

Sept. 30, 1992

Rec'd Consent Order on Confidentiality of Documents, frwd to CRD (fmremp) (Entered: 11/23/1992)

Nov. 19, 1992
10

CONSENT ORDER ON CONFIDENTIALITY OF DOCUMENTS, entered; Parties notified. ( signed by Judge Lynn N. Hughes ) (fmremp) (Entered: 12/15/1992)

Dec. 14, 1992

Remailed orders entered on 12/15 and 12/16/92 to Mark McDonald. (fmremp) (Entered: 12/28/1992)

Dec. 28, 1992
12

CLEAT Amicus Curae letter to court, filed. (fmremp) (Entered: 01/12/1993)

Jan. 11, 1993
13

CONFERENCE MEMORANDUM, telephone conference held before Judge Lynn N Hughes Ct Reporter: none, the parties hsall give the court, on diskete, a copy of the notice form by 1/21/93/ The court will review it and return an approved copy, set notice of compliance for the objection due for 3/12/93 at noon , set pretrial conference for 9:00 3/25/93 in Courtroom 11C , entered. Parties ntfd. ( signed by Judge Lynn N. Hughes ) (fmremp) (Entered: 02/04/1993)

Jan. 20, 1993
14

CONSENT DECREE set miscellaneous hearing to 9:00 3/24/93 for [13−3] order setting the deadlines for proposed settlement , terminated deadlines , entered. Parties ntfd. ( signed by Judge Lynn N. Hughes ) (fmremp) (Entered: 02/12/1993)

Feb. 3, 1993
15

OBJECTION to [14−3] consent decree by D J Harford , filed. (fmremp) (Entered: 02/19/1993)

Feb. 18, 1993
82

NOTICE of HPD Officer opposition to settlement, by Lt Mark S Holloway , filed (fmremp) (Entered: 06/08/1993)

Feb. 18, 1993
16

NOTICE of HPD officer D J Harford, letter to court, re: settlement , filed (fmremp) (Entered: 02/25/1993)

Feb. 24, 1993
17

ORDER: Objections to the proposed settlement must be stated in writing with the specific reason for the objection. entered; Parties notified. ( signed by Judge Lynn N. Hughes ) (fmremp) (Entered: 02/25/1993)

Feb. 24, 1993
18

OBJECTION of Robert A. Wilkinson, to proposed settlement, filed. (fmremp) (Entered: 02/26/1993)

Feb. 24, 1993
19

OBJECTION to [16−1] notice/consent decree by Terry Hughes , filed. (fmremp) (Entered: 03/03/1993)

March 2, 1993
20

OBJECTION to Proposed Settlement, of Michael E. McClane, Sgt./HPD, filed. (fmremp) (Entered: 03/11/1993)

March 5, 1993
21

OBJECTION to Settlement, by Sgt. Jammer/HPD, filed. (fmremp) (Entered: 03/11/1993)

March 5, 1993
22

OBJECTIONS to SETTLEMENT, by Sgt Robert Wolfe, Pres. of City Marshals Assoc., filed. (fmremp) (Entered: 03/12/1993)

March 11, 1993
23

MOTION to substitute attorney by Willie Fields, Richard Humphrey, Bennie L Green, McLoy Medlock, Motion Docket Date 4/1/93 [23−1] motion , filed (fmremp) (Entered: 03/15/1993)

March 12, 1993

Received/fwd to case manager, atty Jacqueline Medlock's Motion/Order for admission pro hac vice, f/consolidated pltfs, Humphrey, Fields, Green, and Medlock. (fmremp) (Entered: 03/15/1993)

March 12, 1993
24

OBJECTIONS to ORDER OF DISMISSAL entered in case H−75−1536 (consolidated) by Willie Fields, Richard Humphrey, Bennie L Green, McLoy Medlock , filed. (fmremp) (Entered: 03/15/1993)

March 12, 1993
25

OBJECTIONS to CONSENT DECREE, by Willie Fields, Richard Humphrey, Bennie L Green, McLoy Medlock , filed. (fmremp) (Entered: 03/15/1993)

March 12, 1993
26

MOTION to intervene and OBJECTION TO THE PROPOSED SETTLEMENT, by Female/Asian−America, Motion Docket Date 4/1/93 [26−1] motion , filed (fmremp) (Entered: 03/15/1993)

March 12, 1993
26

OBJECTION to the proposed settlement, by Female/Asian−America , filed. (This is the 2nd part of doc #26, "Motion for intervention...") (fmremp) (Entered:

March 12, 1993
28

Intervenor's COMPLAINT by Hou Police Patrolmen, Haril Walpole, Frank L Adamek, Joe M Aldaco, William E Baker, T Barankowski, Jerry A Briscoe, Ronnie P Brooks, Gregory P Countie, J Devereux, Russell Feussel, Barbara Gastmyer, James Klein, Donald Klepac, Steven McCreary, Donnie Pardue, James Pritchard, L N Rackley, J R Roberts, Jackie Shallington, Dennis Spradlin, Stanley Stephens, B G Willoughby, Thomas Zielinski against City of Houston , filed (fmremp) (Entered: 03/15/1993)

March 12, 1993
29

OBJECTIONS to the proposed Consent Decree in settlement of Class Action, by intervenors, Hou Police Patrolmen Union, et al , filed. (fmremp) (Entered: 03/15/1993)

March 12, 1993
30

OBJECTION to proposed settlement, by J.C. Netters, filed. (fmremp) (Entered: 03/16/1993)

March 12, 1993
33

OBJECTION to Entry of Consent Decree, filed by Doug Elder and Mark Clark, Representatives of the general membership of The Houston Police Officers Association, and all Class A Police Officers (fmremp) (Entered: 03/19/1993)

March 12, 1993
34

OBJECTION to Consent Decree, filed by Herman Mar, Lily Yep, Norman Wong, Sonny La, John Chen, Luke Ngo, Hieu Van Le, Mark Robinson, Kirk Gandingco, Rickey Dalme, Luis Lee, Rex Gates II, John Lei, Waiming Seto, Hoc Pham, Phuong Nguyen, Michael Gee, Steven Lee, Gordon Macintosh−Beatson, Mailow Seto, Jimmy S C Chau, David Nieto, Thong Nguyen and Peter Dahlman (fmremp) (Entered: 03/19/1993)

March 12, 1993
35

OBJECTION to Consent Decree, filed by Rhonda Harford (fmremp) (Entered: 03/19/1993)

March 12, 1993
31

FIRST AMENDED OBJECTIONS to Consent Decree, by Willie Fields, Richard Humphrey, Bennie L Green, McLoy Medlock , filed. (fmremp) (Entered: 03/17/1993)

March 15, 1993
32

ORDER, Motion hearing set for 9:30 3/22/93 for [27−1] motion to intervene, set for 9:30 3/22/93 for [26−1] motion to intervene , entered; Parties notified. ( signed by Judge Lynn N. Hughes ) (ealexander) (Entered: 03/18/1993)

March 17, 1993
36

letter NOTICE of death of former Houston Police Officer Billy J. Marsh , filed (fmremp) (Entered: 03/19/1993)

March 17, 1993
37

JOINT RESPONSE by pltfs Dorothy A Edwards, et al, and deft City of Houston to [27−1] motion to intervene, [26−1] motion to intervene , filed (fmremp) (Entered: 03/22/1993)

March 19, 1993
38

ORDER , admitting Jacqueline Medlock to appear pro hac vice f/consolidated pltfs Humphrey, Fields, Green and Medlock. entered; Parties notified. ( signed by Judge Lynn N. Hughes ) (fmremp) (Entered: 03/23/1993)

March 19, 1993
40

Minute entry: Hearing held before Judge Lynn N Hughes. Ct Reporter: J. Sanchez. APP: Bain, Nelken, Cobb f/HPPU; Messa, Thomas, Rich f/Asians/females; Essmeyer f/Airport Police; Seymour f/Edwards pltfs; Acosta f/pltfs; Fisher, Begle f/City of Houston. 1. Begle is admitted pro hac vice. 2. The objection to Messa's joint representation is overruled. 3. denying without prejudice to being reurged after the hearing on objections: HPPU's [27−1] motion to intervene , Asian/female group's [26−1] motion to intervene and Airport Police's oral motion to intervene. 4. Bain may select two people who shall have access to the exams and answer sheets. (fmremp) (Entered: 03/24/1993)

March 22, 1993
41

DESIGNATION of Pauline Ng Lee as attorney in charge, by objectors Herman L Mar, Lily M Yep, Norman Wong, Sonny N La, John H Chen, John A Lei, Phuong T Nguyen, Michael H Gee, Steven Lee, Mailow Seto, Jimmy S.C. Chau and Peter B Dahlman, filed. (fmremp) (Entered: 03/24/1993)

March 22, 1993
42

MOTION to intervene by Herman L Mar, Lily M Yep, Norman Wong, Sonny N La, John H Chen, John nmi Chen, Phuong T Nguyen, Michael H Gee, Steven Lee, Mailow Seto, Jimmy S.C. Chau, Peter B Dahlman , or alternatively, for leave to file Intervention , and request for hearing by Herman L Mar, Lily M Yep, Norman Wong, Sonny N La, John H Chen, John nmi Chen, Phuong T Nguyen, Michael H Gee, Steven Lee, Mailow Seto, Jimmy S.C. Chau, Peter B Dahlman, Motion Docket Date 4/12/93 [42−1] motion, 4/12/93 [42−2] motion, 4/12/93 [42−3] motion , filed (fmremp) (Entered: 03/24/1993)

March 23, 1993

Received Exhibit A, SUPPLEMENT to [42−1] motion to intervene by Herman L Mar, Lily M Yep, Norman Wong, Sonny N La, John H Chen, John nmi Chen, Phuong T Nguyen, Michael H Gee, Steven Lee, Mailow Seto, Jimmy S.C. Chau, Peter B Dahlman by Herman L Mar, M Yep, Norman Wong, Sonny N La, John H Chen, John nmi Chen, Phuong T Nguyen, Michael H Gee, Steven Lee, Mailow Seto, Jimmy S.C. Chau, Peter B Dahlman , forwarded to case manager. (fmremp) (Entered: 03/24/1993)

March 23, 1993
43

MOTION for limited intervention by Terry Hughes, individually and as a representative of the Houston Airport Police Officers Association and its officers and sergeants of the former Airport Police Force. Motion Docket Date 4/12/93 [43−1] motion , filed (fmremp) (Entered: 03/24/1993)

March 23, 1993
44

Intervenor's LIMITED COMPLAINT IN INTERVENTION, by Terry Hughes against City of Houston , filed (fmremp) (Entered: 03/24/1993)

March 23, 1993
45

MEMORANDUM by Terry Hughes in support of [43−1] motion for limited intervention , filed (fmremp) (Entered: 03/24/1993)

March 23, 1993
46

NOTICE of Motion for Limited Intervention, for March 24, 1993, 9:00 am., by Terry Hughes , filed (fmremp) (Entered: 03/24/1993)

March 23, 1993
47

NOTICE of PROFFER of the testimony of Sergeant Terry Hughes of the Airport Police, filed (fmremp) (Entered: 03/24/1993)

March 23, 1993
48

Intervenor's COMPLAINT by Herman L Mar, Lily M Yep, Norman Wong, Sonny N La, John Lei, John nmi Chen, Phuong T Nguyen, Michael H Gee, Steven Lee, Mailow Seto, Jimmy S.C. Chau, Peter B Dahlman against City of Houston , filed (fmremp) (Entered: 03/24/1993)

March 23, 1993
49

DESIGNATION OF WITNESSES by Herman L Mar, Lily M Yep, Norman Wong, Sonny N La, John Lei, John nmi Chen, Phuong T Nguyen, Michael H Gee, Steven Lee, Mailow Seto, Jimmy S.C. Chau, Peter B Dahlman filed. (fmremp) (Entered: 03/24/1993)

March 23, 1993
50

MOTION to intervene by Christopher W Jones, individually and as representative of a Class consisting of all Park Police Officers employed by the City of Houston. Motion Docket Date 4/12/93 [50−1] motion , filed (fmremp) (Entered: 03/24/1993)

March 23, 1993
51

ORDER granting [23−1] motion to substitute attorney terminated attorney Robert L Penrice for McLoy Medlock, attorney Robert L Penrice for Bennie L Green, attorney Robert L Penrice for Richard Humphrey, attorney Robert L Penrice for Willie Fields Added Jacqueline E Medlock , entered; Parties notified. ( signed by Judge Lynn N. Hughes ) (fmremp) (Entered: 03/25/1993)

March 23, 1993
52

AFFIDAVIT of Police Chief Sam Nuchia, filed. (fmremp) (Entered: 03/25/1993)

March 24, 1993
53

NOTICE of Atty Acosta's SUMMARY OF OBJECTIONS TO CONSENT DECREE , filed (fmremp) (Entered: 03/25/1993)

March 24, 1993
54

OBJECTIONS by various parties, received by atty Constance K. Acosta , filed. (Large bound pleading in black binder, loose in file). (fmremp) (Entered: 03/25/1993)

March 24, 1993
55

Minute entry: Hearing held before Judge Lynn N Hughes. Ct Reporter: J. Sanchez APP: C. Acosta, R. Seymoure, J. Fisher, C. Farrell, J. Medlock, P. Ku, M. Lee, K. Dahlman, P. Lee, J. Bain, C. Nelkin, R. Cobb, J. Messa, R. Walker, R. Thomas, M. Essmyer, T. Dill, C. Lawrence. Order to be entered. (fmremp) (Entered: 03/25/1993)

March 24, 1993
56

Exhibit list by Dorothy A Edwards, et al pltfs, re: Hearing on objections to consent decree, held 3/24/93, filed (fmremp) (Entered: 03/25/1993)

March 24, 1993
57

Exhibit list by HPPU, re: hearing on objections to consent decree, held 3/24/93 , filed (fmremp) (Entered: 03/25/1993)

March 24, 1993
58

Exhibit list of Airport Police, re: hearing on objections to consent decree, held 3/24/93 , filed (fmremp) (Entered: 03/25/1993)

March 24, 1993
59

FINDINGS OF FACT AND CONCLUSIONS OF LAW, entered ( signed by Judge Lynn N. Hughes ) (fmremp) (Entered: 03/25/1993)

March 25, 1993
60

FINAL JUDGMENT: 1. This sentence is added after the first sentence of paragraph 34, on page 18, of the consent decree dated February 3, 1993: A person who receives a remedial promotion will receive compensatory retroactive seniority only back to the date six months after the earliest test that person took for the position, even if the promotion arises from a disparity in an earlier test. 2. With that addition, the interlocutory consent decree signed February 3, 1993, and entered February 12, 1993, is made a final judgment. entered. Parties ntfd. ( signed by Judge Lynn N. Hughes ) (fmremp) (Entered: 03/25/1993)

March 25, 1993

Case closed (fmremp) (Entered: 03/26/1993)

March 25, 1993
61

ORDER denying [50−1] motion to intervene, denying [43−1] motion for limited intervention, denying [42−1] motion to intervene, denying [27−1] motion to intervene, denying [26−1] motion to intervene. Court will consider motions to intervene for the purposes of appeal. These motions must be filed by April 19, 1993. set notice of compliance due for 4/19/93 , entered; Parties notified. ( signed by Judge N. Hughes ) (fmremp) (Entered: 03/26/1993)

March 25, 1993
62

MOTION to intervene for purposes of appeal by Houston Police Patro, Motion Docket Date 4/25/93 [62−1] motion , filed (ealexander) (Entered: 04/08/1993)

April 5, 1993

Rec'd &fwd to CRD Proposed Order awarding attorneys' fees &expenses to counsel for Pltfs for services performed through 2/3/93. (ealexander) (Entered: 04/08/1993)

April 7, 1993
64

MOTION to intervene for purposes of Appeal by Terry Hughes, Motion Docket Date 5/6/93 [64−1] motion , filed (fmremp) (Entered: 04/20/1993)

April 16, 1993
65

NOTICE OF APPEAL of [60−1] order, [59−1] findings of fact order, [61−1] order set notice of compliance due for 4/19/93 by Terry Hughes , filed. Fee Status: not paid (fmremp) (Entered: 04/20/1993)

April 16, 1993

Letter from Pltf rec'd &fwd to file re: settlement. (ealexander) (Entered: 04/19/1993)

April 19, 1993
63

MOTION to intervene for purposes of appeal by Dwana M. Langston, Pauline Justice, Laura K. Ladwig, Michelle R. Scheibe, Elizabeth G. Mihalco, Patti L. Matson, Nicolette S. Smith, Debra Gilbert, Motion Docket Date 5/9/93 [63−1] motion , filed (ealexander) Modified on 04/22/1993 (Entered: 04/20/1993)

April 19, 1993
66

SUPPLEMENT to [62−1] motion to intervene for purposes of appeal by Houston Police Patrolmen's Union &individual peace Officers Haril Walpole, et al Supplemental Motion Docket Date 5/9/93 [62−1] motion to intervene for purposes of appeal , filed. (ealexander) (Entered: 04/20/1993)

April 19, 1993
67

MOTION to intervene for the purposes of appeal by Doug Elder, Mark Clark, Motion Docket Date 5/9/93 [67−1] motion , filed (ealexander) Modified on 04/22/1993 (Entered: 04/20/1993)

April 19, 1993
68

MOTION to intervene for purposes of appeal of McLoy Medlock, Richard Humphrey, Willie Fields, Bennie L. Green by McLoy Medlock, Richard Humphrey, Willie Fields, Bennie L. Green, Motion Docket Date 5/9/93 [68−1] motion , filed (ealexander) (Entered: 04/20/1993)

April 19, 1993
70

NOTICE of James W. Harper Letter to Court, re: settlement , filed (recd from case manager 4/22/93). (fmremp) (Entered: 04/22/1993)

April 19, 1993

Notice of appeal and certified copy of docket transmitted to USCA: [65−1] appeal (fmremp) (Entered: 04/20/1993)

April 20, 1993
71

NOTICE OF APPEAL of [60−1] order, [59−1] findings of fact order, [61−1] order set notice of compliance due for 4/19/93 by Hou Police Patrolmen , filed. Fee Status: not paid (fmremp) (Entered: 04/26/1993)

April 22, 1993
72

NOTICE OF APPEAL of [60−1] order, [59−1] findings of fact order by Willie Fields, Richard Humphrey, Bennie L Green, McLoy Medlock , filed. Fee Status: paid Receipt #: 422937 (fmremp) (Entered: 04/26/1993)

April 23, 1993

Notice of appeal and certified copy of docket transmitted to USCA: [71−1] appeal (fmremp) (Entered: 04/26/1993)

April 26, 1993

Notice of appeal and certified copy of docket transmitted to USCA: [72−1] appeal (fmremp) (Entered: 04/26/1993)

April 26, 1993

USCA appeal fees received $ 105.00 Receipt #: 422976 (fmremp) (Entered: 04/26/1993)

April 26, 1993
73

NOTICE to all opposing parties, of order of transcript, by Terry Hughes , filed (fmremp) (Entered: 04/29/1993)

April 27, 1993
74

Transcript request [65−1] appeal , Ct Rptr: J. Sanchez, filed. (fmremp) (Entered: 04/29/1993)

April 27, 1993
75

Transcript request [72−1] appeal , advising transcript already on file, filed. (fmremp) (Entered: 05/06/1993)

May 5, 1993
77

TRANSCRIPT [72−1] appeal Hearing for dates of 6/15/92, filed. (ealexander) (Entered: 05/11/1993)

May 5, 1993

NOTICE of Docketing NOA from USCA Re: [65−1] appeal USCA NUMBER: 93−2315 (fmremp) (Entered: 05/06/1993)

May 6, 1993
76

SUPPLEMENTAL APPLICATION/MOTION for attorney fees by Dorothy A Edwards, pltf class, Motion Docket Date 5/26/93 [76−1] motion , filed (fmremp) (Entered: 05/07/1993)

May 6, 1993
78

NOTICE of Ordering of hearing listed on Transcript Order by Hou Police Patrolmen , filed (Original transcript order form attached, forwarded to court reporting services) (fmremp) (Entered: 05/12/1993)

May 10, 1993

NOTICE of Docketing NOA from USCA Re: [72−1] appeal, [71−1] appeal USCA NUMBER: 93−2315 (fmremp) (Entered: 05/11/1993)

May 11, 1993
79

Transcript request [71−1] appeal , filed. (fmremp) (Entered: 05/13/1993)

May 12, 1993

USCA appeal fees received $ 105.00 Receipt #: 423634 (fmremp) (Entered: 05/17/1993)

May 13, 1993
80

ORDER denying [62−1] [63−1] [64−1] [67−1] and [68−1] motions to intervene for purposes of appeal, of McLoy Medlock, Richard Humphrey, Willie Fields, Bennie L. Green , entered; Parties notified. ( signed by Judge Lynn N. Hughes ) (fmremp) (Entered: 05/20/1993)

May 20, 1993
81

OPINION ON DENIAL OF INTERVENTION FOR APPEAL, entered. Parties notified. ( signed by Judge Lynn N. Hughes ) (fmremp) (Entered: 05/24/1993)

May 20, 1993
83

NOTICE OF APPEAL of [80−1] order, [81−1] order by Female/Asian−America, Hou Police Patrolmen , filed. Fee Status: not paid (fmremp) (Entered: 06/08/1993)

June 7, 1993
84

MOTION for Costance Acosta to withdraw as attorney by Dorothy A Edwards et al, Motion Docket Date 7/1/93 [84−1] motion , filed (fmremp) (Entered: 06/14/1993)

June 11, 1993

USCA appeal fees received $ 105.00 Receipt #: 424734 (fmremp) (Entered: 07/13/1993)

June 11, 1993
85

NOTICE OF APPEAL of [80−1] order by Doug Elder, Mark W Clark , filed. Fee Status: not paid (fmremp) (Entered: 06/21/1993)

June 18, 1993

State / Territory: Texas

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

Private Employment Class Actions

Key Dates

Filing Date: Aug. 19, 1992

Closing Date: 2000

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

African American and Hispanic members of the Houston Police Department; female and Asian members later intervened.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

City of Houston (Houston), 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

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Follow recruitment, hiring, or promotion protocols

Promotion

Issues

General:

Disparate Impact

Discrimination-area:

Promotion

Testing

Discrimination-basis:

National origin discrimination

Race discrimination

Sex discrimination

Race:

Asian/Pacific Islander

Black

Affected Gender:

Female

National Origin/Ethnicity:

Hispanic