Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Reverses Summary Judgment in Race Discrimination Case

/ 12/31/2011 The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently reversed a summary judgment for an employer in a race discrimination case. Vaughn v. Woodforest Bank, No. 11-60102 (5th Cir. Dec. 21, 2011), available at   Although she received a favorable performance review, the plaintiff was fired for “unsatisfactory conduct” after the employer conducted a […]

Fifth Circuit Rules for Dallas County District Attorney’s Office in Discrimination Matter

/ 10/01/2010 The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled for the employer in a recent Title VII and § 1981 race discrimination matter.  Jackson v. Watkins, No. 09-10635 (5th Cir. Sept. 13, 2010), available at  The plaintiff, a white man, had served in the Dallas County District Attorney’s office for sixteen years and earned […]

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Rules Against Plaintiff on Race Discrimination Claim

/ 06/04/2010 The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled against a plaintiff on her race discrimination claim.  Riley v. Sch. Board Union Parish, No. 09-30625 (5th Cir. May 20, 2010), available at  Plaintiff, an African-American certified to teach Social Studies, served as a substitute English teacher.  After her employer learned that she had […]