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In Reversal, DC Circ. Revives HUD Worker Race Bias Suit

Law360, San Francisco (August 11, 2017, 10:22 PM EDT) -- A D.C. Circuit panel reversed itself Friday, finding a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development investigator had shown enough evidence that his career would be hurt by an allegedly racially motivated denial of a lateral transfer request, after deciding of its own accord to rehear the case.

The panel found that Samuel Ortiz-Diaz, a HUD criminal investigator, could proceed to trial in his Title VII suit. The ruling reversed the appeals court’s year-old decision affirming a lower court’s finding on summary judgment that there wasn’t...
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