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United States v. Jarrah; aka Yurman (S.D. Tex.)


On February 1, 2018, the United States entered into a settlement agreement resolving United States v. Jarrah (S.D. Tex.).  The complaint, which was filed on September 28, 2016, alleged that the owner and operator of the Houston-based sports bar 360 Midtown (formerly d/b/a Gaslamp) implemented discriminatory admission practices to discourage and/or deny African American, Hispanic and Asian-American prospective patrons entrance.  The complaint further alleged that Defendant Jarrah used racial slurs when explicitly instructing employees to exclude African-American, Hispanic and Asian-American patrons from the bar.  Under the settlement agreement, defendants are required to comply with Title II; implement a system for receiving and investigating complaints of discrimination; and conduct monitoring to ensure that 360 Midtown’s employees act in a non-discriminatory manner consistent with federal law.

Press Release (2/1/18)
Press Release (9/28/16)

Case Open Date
Case Name
United States v. Jarrah; aka Yurman (S.D. Tex.)
Civil Rights
  • Title II
  • public accommodations
  • 360 Midtown
  • pattern or practice
  • race
  • color
  • national origin
  • African-American
  • hispanic
  • latino
  • Asian-American
  • Houston
  • patrons
  • bar
  • restaurant
  • 4:16-cv-02906
Industry Code(s)
  • None
Updated October 31, 2022