Patricia Reed v. Madison County, Mississippi


UNPUBLISHED OPINION FILED. [17-60433 Affirmed ] Judge: JLW , Judge: JLD , Judge: LHS Mandate issue date is 12/13/2017 [17-60433]

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Case: 17-60433 Document: 00514245352 Page: 1 Date Filed: 11/21/2017 IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT No. 17-60433 Summary Calendar United States Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit FILED November 21, 2017 Lyle W. Cayce Clerk PATRICIA REED, Plaintiff-Appellant v. MADISON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, Defendant-Appellee Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi USDC No. 3:16-CV-51 Before WIENER, DENNIS, and SOUTHWICK, Circuit Judges. PER CURIAM:* Plaintiff-Appellant Patricia Reed, an African-American formerly employed by the detention center operated by Defendant-Appellee Madison County, Mississippi, appeals the summary judgment of the district court that dismissed Reed’s claim of racial discrimination in her firing. Reed’s appeal is based on her assertion of pretext in the County’s denial of racial discrimination in hiring a Caucasian to replace Reed. The district court determined that there 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 R. 47.5, the court has determined that this opinion should not be published and is not precedent except under the limited circumstances set forth in 5TH CIR.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. * Case: 17-60433 Document: 00514245352 Page: 2 Date Filed: 11/21/2017 No. 17-60433 was no genuine issue of material fact in Reed’s claim of pretext and granted the County’s Motion for Summary Judgment, dismissing Reed’s action. We have now reviewed the record on appeal, including the briefs of the parties and the district court’s extensive Opinion and Order of May 9, 2017, and we are satisfied that the district court’s reasoning and conclusion are not merely free of error, but support its Final Judgment dismissing Reed’s action with prejudice. We affirm that judgment for essentially the same reasons set forth in the district court’s Opinion and Order. AFFIRMED. 2

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