Johnson v. Maestri-Murrell Property Management

The Fifth Circuit previously overturned summary judgment in Johnson v. Maestri-Murrell Property Management, LLC, (5th Cir. 2012). I wrote about that decision here.  The remarkable thing about that summary judgment was the lower court ignored direct evidence of discrimination. The district court’s decision seemed to be result-oriented. See the Fifth

in a recent decision, the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans reversed summary judgment.  In Johnson v. Maestri-Murrell Property Management, LLC, No. 11-30914 (5th Cir. 8/14/12), the EEOC found in favor of the employee, a very rare event.  Yet, the lower court granted summary judgment in favor of the employer.  

The Plaintiff had direct