Jury Trial for Gross Misconduct for Morgan & Haines




So Morgan and Haines may be held to task for their gross misconduct by a former employee Laura Montoya, a Hispanic female.  One last settlement conference was yesterday and there was no real settlement offered and now it is on to jury trial. Montoya is the only employee out of the many who hasn't settled, or given up on this long formidable legal proceedings. Congratulations, Laura!!!
 
 
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
PENSACOLA DIVISION
LAURA MONTOYA,
Plaintiff,
v.
 
DAVID MORGAN, Individually and
in His Official Capacity as Sheriff
Escambia County, Florida; ERIC
HAINES, Individually; RICKY
SHELBY, Individually; and FRED
ALFORD, Individually,
Defendants.
________________
For the foregoing reasons, Defendants’ Motion for Summary Judgment, ECF
No. 78, is GRANTED in part and DENIED in part, as follows:
 
1. Summary Judgment is GRANTED on all claims of race discrimination
and GRANTED for Defendant Alford on all claims;
 
2. Summary Judgment on Count I and Count II (First Amendment Retaliation) is GRANTED;
 
3. Summary Judgment on Count III (Equal Protection/gender) (Defendant
Sheriff , official capacity) is DENIED as to the demotion, GRANTED
as to the termination;
 
4. Summary Judgment on Count IV (Equal Protection/gender) (Individual
Capacities) is GRANTED for Alford on all claims, GRANTED for Shelby, Haines, and Morgan on claims respecting the termination decision, GRANTED on grounds of qualified immunity for Shelby, Haines, and Morgan on the demotion decision, and GRANTED
as to Shelby, Haines, and Morgan on the hostile work environment claim;
 
5. Summary Judgment on Count V (Gender Discrimination/Title VII and FCRA) (Defendant Sheriff, official capacity) is DENIED;
 
6. Summary Judgment on Count VI (Gender-Based Hostile Work Environment/Title VII and FCRA) (Defendant Sheriff, official capacity) is GRANTED;
 
7. Summary Judgment on Count VII (Race Discrimination) is GRANTED;
 
8. Summary Judgment on Count VIII (Race-Based Hostile Work Environment) is
GRANTED;
 
9. Summary Judgment on Count IX (Retaliation/Title VII and FCHR)(Defendant Sheriff, official capacity) is GRANTED;
 
10. Summary Judgment on Count X (Conspiracy, Section 1985) and Counts XI
and XII (Section 1986) is GRANTED.
 
Trial will be scheduled by separate order.
 
DONE AND ORDERED this 30th day of September 2018
 
M. CASEY RODGERS
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
 
 
 
Let the games begin...get these "honorable" citizens under oath. The lies will then begin flowing.  The people can then pass judgment.

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