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.
Case Open Date:
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
United States v. Jarrah; aka Yurman (S.D. Tex.)
Civil Rights Division
Civil Rights - Housing and Civil Enforcement Section
USAO - Texas, Southern
Updated February 6, 2018