Case: Halbert v. Kilgore Indep. Sch. Dist.

6:00-cv-00721 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

Filed Date: Dec. 8, 2000

Closed Date: 2001

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Case Summary

On December 8, 2000, a mother of a female student filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas against Kilgore Independent School Districts on behalf of her minor daughter, at student within the school district. The complaint alleged that the school district had violated Title IX by denying her daughter access to try out for the cheerleading team due to previous disciplinary action while two male students, who received identical disciplinary actions, were allowed to p…

On December 8, 2000, a mother of a female student filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas against Kilgore Independent School Districts on behalf of her minor daughter, at student within the school district. The complaint alleged that the school district had violated Title IX by denying her daughter access to try out for the cheerleading team due to previous disciplinary action while two male students, who received identical disciplinary actions, were allowed to participate in athletics. The complaint alleged that the school district's enforcement of the disciplinary actions had a disparate impact on the female students' ability and opportunity to participate in programs and athletics. The complaint also alleged that the school district violated Title IX by providing uniforms, equipment and supplies on an unequal basis to male and female athletic teams.

On May 29, 2001, the plaintiff amended her complaint to seek class action certification on behalf of all female students at Kilgore Independent School District that were affected by the school district's unequal treatment and disproportionate emphasis on male athletic programs and extracurricular activities over female programs. Specifically, the plaintiff cited funds and benefits provided to male athletes that were not equally provided to female athletes. The plaintiff sought declaratory and injunctive relief.

Judge William M. Steger for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas ordered a mediation conference for the parties on July 20, 2001. Magistrate Judge Judith K. Guthrie filed a mediation report on August 28, 2001, indicating that the parties had reached a settlement. The plaintiff moved to dismiss the case on October 4, 2001. Judge Steger granted the motion to dismiss on October 9, 2001. No settlement agreement was filed with the court.

Summary Authors

Carlyn Williams (2/17/2014)

People


Judge(s)

Guthrie, Judith K. (Texas)

Steger, William Merritt (Texas)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Harrington, James C (Texas)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Cook, Randall Jay (Texas)

Judge(s)

Guthrie, Judith K. (Texas)

Steger, William Merritt (Texas)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Harrington, James C (Texas)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Cook, Randall Jay (Texas)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

6:00-cv-00721

Docker [PACER]

Oct. 9, 2001

Oct. 9, 2001

Docket
1

6:00-cv-00721

Original Complaint

Halbert v. Kilgore Independent School District

Dec. 8, 2000

Dec. 8, 2000

Complaint
11

6:00-cv-00721

Plaintiff's First Amended Complaint

Halbert v. Kilgore Independent School District

May 29, 2001

May 29, 2001

Complaint
24

6:00-cv-00721

Order Granting Agreed Motion to Dismiss

Halbert v. Kilgore Independent School District

Oct. 9, 2001

Oct. 9, 2001

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 8, 2022, 3:21 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

Original Complaint filed. Cause: 42:1983 Civil Rights Act (former empl) (Entered: 12/08/2000)

Dec. 8, 2000

Dec. 8, 2000

Filing Fee Paid; FILING FEE $ 150.00 RECEIPT # 612312 (former empl) (Entered: 12/08/2000)

Dec. 8, 2000

Dec. 8, 2000

Summons(es) issued for Kilgore ISD (former empl) (Entered: 12/08/2000)

Dec. 8, 2000

Dec. 8, 2000

Demand for jury trial by Susie Halbert (former empl) (Entered: 12/08/2000)

Dec. 8, 2000

Dec. 8, 2000

2

Original Answer to complaint by Kilgore ISD (sealed) (Entered: 02/01/2001)

Feb. 1, 2001

Feb. 1, 2001

3

Notice of initial disclosure by Susie Halbert (mll) (Entered: 03/09/2001)

March 8, 2001

March 8, 2001

4

ORDER set scheduling conference for 10:00 4/27/01 before Judge William M. Steger (signed by Judge William M. Steger 3−08−01) cc:attys 3−13−01 (mll) (Entered: 03/13/2001)

March 9, 2001

March 9, 2001

5

Rule 26F Report filed by plaintiff Susie Halbert, defendant Kilgore ISD (mll) (Entered: 04/09/2001)

April 9, 2001

April 9, 2001

6

DOCKET CONTROL ORDER setting Join parties by 5/25/01; Amend pleadings by 8/31/01 for Kilgore ISD, for Susie Halbert; Identify trial witnesses by 9/14/01 for Kilgore ISD, for Susie Halbert; Discovery closes 8−17−01; Expert witness list by 7/27/01 for Kilgore ISD, 7/13/01 for Susie Halbert; Deadline for filing of all dispositive motions 8/31/01 for Kilgore ISD, for Susie Halbert; Motions in limine due 9−28−01; All pretrial motions due 9−28−01; Pretrial order to be submitted on or before 10/3/01 for Kilgore ISD, for Susie Halbert; Jury selection and trial begins at 10:00 10/15/01; Jury instructions due by 10/3/01 for Kilgore ISD, for Susie Halbert; Deadline for parties to mediate 9−14−01; Length of trial will be no longer than 3 days ( signed by Judge William M. Steger 4−10−01) cc:attys 4−13−01 (mll) (Entered: 04/13/2001)

April 12, 2001

April 12, 2001

7

Notice of initial disclosure by Kilgore ISD (mll) (Entered: 05/04/2001)

May 4, 2001

May 4, 2001

8

Notice of additional disclosure by Kilgore ISD (mll) (Entered: 05/17/2001)

May 17, 2001

May 17, 2001

9

MOTION by Susie Halbert to amend [1−1] complaint (ehs) (Entered: 05/24/2001)

May 23, 2001

May 23, 2001

10

ORDER granting [9−1] motion to amend [1−1] complaint ( signed by Judge William M. Steger ) cc:attys 5−30−01 (mll) (Entered: 05/30/2001)

May 29, 2001

May 29, 2001

11

First Amended complaint by Susie Halbert , amending [1−1] original complaint (mll) (Entered: 05/30/2001)

May 29, 2001

May 29, 2001

12

Notice of first supplemental disclosure by Kilgore ISD (mll) (Entered: 05/31/2001)

May 31, 2001

May 31, 2001

13

Expert Witness list on the issue of attys' fees filed by Susie Halbert (mll) (Entered: 07/06/2001)

July 5, 2001

July 5, 2001

14

Notice of Deficiency regarding the Motion to certify the class submitted by plaintiff Susie Halbert . Correction should be made by 07−20−01 (mll) (Entered: 07/13/2001)

July 13, 2001

July 13, 2001

15

Motion by Susie Halbert with memorandum in support to certify class (mll) (Entered: 07/20/2001)

July 13, 2001

July 13, 2001

16

ORDER, setting mediation conference for 10:00 8/27/01 ( signed by Magistrate Judge Judith K. Guthrie ) cc all parties 7/20/01 (tln) (Entered: 07/20/2001)

July 20, 2001

July 20, 2001

17

MOTION by Kilgore ISD to extend time to respond to pltf's motion to certify class (mll) Modified on 07/25/2001 (Entered: 07/25/2001)

July 24, 2001

July 24, 2001

18

Response by Kilgore ISD to [15−1] motion to certify class (mjm) (Entered: 07/31/2001)

July 27, 2001

July 27, 2001

19

ORDER granting [17−1] motion to extend time to respond to pltf's motion to certify class, and extending time to file response to 7−27−01 ( signed by Judge William M. Steger 8−2−01) cc:attys 8−3−01 (mll) (Entered: 08/03/2001)

Aug. 3, 2001

Aug. 3, 2001

20

Notice of Deficiency regarding the Motion to extend deadlines submitted by plaintiff Susie Halbert . Correction should be made by 8−27−01 (mll) (Entered: 08/20/2001)

Aug. 20, 2001

Aug. 20, 2001

21

MOTION by Susie Halbert to extend time for discovery and dispositive motions (mll) (Entered: 08/23/2001)

Aug. 20, 2001

Aug. 20, 2001

22

Mediation Report filed by Magistrate Judge Judith K Guthrie. Mediation result: settled. (mll) (Entered: 08/28/2001)

Aug. 28, 2001

Aug. 28, 2001

Mediation conference held before Magistrate Judge Judith K. Guthrie (tln) (Entered: 09/06/2001)

Aug. 28, 2001

Aug. 28, 2001

23

MOTION by Susie Halbert, Kilgore ISD to dismiss (mll) (Entered: 10/04/2001)

Oct. 4, 2001

Oct. 4, 2001

24

ORDER granting [23−1] motion to dismiss, and dismissing with prejudice . All costs incurred herein are taxed against the party incurring the same ( signed by Judge William M. Steger ) cc:attys 10−10−01 (mll) (Entered: 10/10/2001)

Oct. 9, 2001

Oct. 9, 2001

Case closed (mll) (Entered: 10/10/2001)

Oct. 9, 2001

Oct. 9, 2001

Case Details

State / Territory: Texas

Case Type(s):

Education

Special Collection(s):

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Dec. 8, 2000

Closing Date: 2001

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

A mother on behalf of her minor daughter, a student at Kilgore Independent School District, and other similarly situated female students.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Mooted before ruling

Defendants

Kilgore Independent School District (Rusk), School District

Defendant Type(s):

Elementary/Secondary School

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 et seq.

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: None Yet / None

Nature of Relief:

None

Source of Relief:

None

Issues

General:

Funding

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

Type of Facility:

Government-run