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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.”

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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 for leave to file amicus brief filed by Howard University School of Law Human and Civil Rights Clinic.
Feb 15 2021Brief amicus curiae of NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc filed.
Feb 16 2021Response Requested. (Due March 18, 2021)
Mar 01 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response from March 18, 2021 to April 8, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.
Mar 02 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including April 8, 2021.
Mar 18 2021Brief amici curiae of Social Science Experts, Race Equity Scholars, Law Professors, and Civil Rights Entities filed.
Apr 08 2021Brief of respondent Dallas County Hospital District, dba Parkland Health & Hospital System in opposition filed.
Apr 23 2021Reply of petitioner Robert Collier filed.
Apr 27 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/13/2021.