Gloria Williams-Kates v. DHS
UNPUBLISHED OPINION FILED. [13-30674 Affirmed ] Judge: WED , Judge: LHS , Judge: SAH Mandate pull date is 04/07/2014 [13-30674]
Date Filed: 02/12/2014
IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT
United States Court of Appeals
February 12, 2014
Lyle W. Cayce
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, Jeh
Appeal from the United States District Court
for the Eastern District of Louisiana
U.S.D.C. No. 2:12-cv-00772-SS
Before DAVIS, SOUTHWICK, and HIGGINSON, Circuit Judges.
PER CURIAM: *
Plaintiff Gloria Williams-Kates appeals from a final judgment
dismissing all of her claims, giving us jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1291. We
Williams-Kates sued her former employer, the Department of Homeland
Security (“DHS”), under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, asserting
claims of discrimination due to age, disability, and gender, as well as
The parties consented to the magistrate judge’s deciding the case.
Pursuant to 5TH CIR. R. 47.5, the court has determined that this opinion should not
be published and is not precedent except under the limited circumstances set forth in 5TH
CIR. R. 47.5.4.
Date Filed: 02/12/2014
DHS submitted a motion for summary judgment, and Williams-Kates
eventually filed two volumes of exhibits in opposition.
The magistrate granted summary judgment in favor of DHS on all of
Williams-Kates’s claims, dismissing her suit with prejudice on June 7, 2013.
The magistrate judge’s Order and Reasons carefully set out the facts at issue,
noted Williams-Kates’s often unsupported objections to each fact, and applied
to the undisputed material facts the burden-shifting framework under
McDonnell Douglas Corp. v. Green, 411 U.S. 792 (1973).
On appeal, Williams-
Kates essentially reurges the same arguments she raised below.
Under our de novo review of this grant of summary judgment, applying
the same standards under Fed. R. Civ. P. 56 that the magistrate judge
applied, 1 we reach the same conclusions that the magistrate judge reached,
for the same reasons stated in her Order and Reasons.
See Burrell v. Dr. Pepper/Seven Up Bottling Group, Inc., 482 F.3d 408, 411 (5th Cir. 2007)
(citing Jones v. Comm'r, 338 F.3d 463, 466 (5th Cir. 2003)).
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