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Collier v. Dallas County Hospital District

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20-1004 5th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issues: (1) Whether an employee’s exposure to the N-word in the workplace is severe enough to send his Title VII hostile-work-environment claim to a trier of fact; and (2) whether and in what circumstances racial epithets in the workplace are “extremely serious” incidents sufficient to create a hostile work environment under Title VII, rather than nonactionable “mere utterances.”

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jan 15 2021Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due February 25, 2021)
Jan 27 2021Waiver of right of respondent Dallas County Hospital District, dba Parkland Health & Hospital System to respond filed.
Feb 03 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/19/2021.
Feb 12 2021Motion of Howard University School of Law Human and Civil Rights Clinic for leave to file amicus brief submitted.
Feb 15 2021Brief amicus curiae of NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc filed.
Feb 16 2021Response Requested. (Due March 18, 2021)