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Massingill v. Nicholson, 06-50663

In a suit under The Equal Opportunity Employment Act brought by a former nurse at a VA facility, summary judgment for the VA is reversed as: 1) a federal-sector employee suing under Title VII cannot seek a partial trial de novo from the final administrative disposition; but 2) plaintiff did not forfeit her rights under 42 U.S.C. section 2000e-16(c) under the circumstances present.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 08/09/2007
  • Published 08/10/2007


  • PATRICK E. HIGGINBOTHAM, Circuit Judge:, Before HIGGINBOTHAM, DAVIS and BARKSDALE, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Fifth Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • James Ashley Endicott, Jr., Harker Heights, TX, for Plaintiff-Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Robert Keith Shaw-Meadow, San Antonio, TX, for Defendant-Appellee.