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BROWN v. CITY OF HOUSTON, 03-20249

A former city employee's 42 U.S.C. section 1981 claim fails, as the mayor did not have final policymaking authority to terminate plaintiff, and plaintiff provided no evidence that the review procedure after her discharge was not meaningful.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 07/21/2003
  • Published 07/21/2003

Judges

  • CLEMENT, Circuit Judge:, Before HIGGINBOTHAM, SMITH and CLEMENT, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Fifth Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Martin A. Shellist,Shellist, Lore & Lazarz, Houston, TX, for Plaintiff-Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Timothy James Higley, Carole Snyder, Houston, TX, for Defendant-Appellee.