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

Overview: 

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 (9/28/16)

press release (2/1/18)

Case Open Date: 
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Case Name: 
United States v. Jarrah; aka Yurman (S.D. Tex.)
Topic: 
Civil Rights
Tags: 
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: 
None
Component: 
Civil Rights Division
Civil Rights - Housing and Civil Enforcement Section
USAO - Texas, Southern
Updated February 6, 2018