See Furnco, 438 U. S., at 580 (evidence that employer's work force was racially balanced, while "not wholly irrelevant," was not "sufficient to conclusively demonstrate that [the employer's] actions were not discriminatorily motivated"). Moreover, under § 3604(b) of the FHA, it is illegal to discriminate in the provision of housing services or facilities. Id., at 300. Reeve’s Standards and Brackets Get UL Tested and Receive ANSI and WI Approvals Pico Rivera, California - June 10, 2007 — Reeve’s standards and brackets have been tested by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and found to meet or exceed the American National Safety Institute (ANSI) standards for such products. But petitioner explained that he had spent those days in the hospital, and that Caldwell was therefore responsible for any overpayment of Coley. Ms. Reeves bought and occupied a unit in the Carrollsburg Building in 1981. First, the conduct at issue was unwelcome. 1. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this WorldCat.org search.OCLC’s WebJunction has pulled together information and … R. Civ. "'11 Civil Procedure casebooks generally either 134 REEVES v. SANDERSON PLUMBING PRODUCTS, INC. were motivated by age; two of those officials were over 50; all three Hinge Room supervisors were accused of inaccurate recordkeeping; and several of respondent's managers were over 50 when Reeves was fired. While this Circuit has not addressed the issue to date, at least seven federal courts have accepted the hostile housing environment theory. 144 REEVES v. SANDERSON PLUMBING PRODUCTS, INC. gation of the Hinge Room, which, according to his testimony, revealed that petitioner was not correctly recording the absences and hours of employees. Reeves v. Reeves , 34 Cal.2d 355 [L. A. [w]hen the workplace is permeated with discriminatory intimidation, ridicule, and insult that is sufficiently severe or pervasive to alter the conditions of the victim's employment and create an abusive working environment, Title VII is violated. FN13. After many requests by plaintiffs which extend to date, the Association has failed to proceed to settlement for over two years since the contract was signed. And the court discredited petitioner's evidence that Chesnut was the actual decisionmaker by giving weight to the fact that. Statutory Instrument 71—1. Id. The provisions of this Rule are generally consistent with the procedure followed prior to the adoption of the Rules of Civil Procedure. Although intermediate evidentiary burdens shift back and forth under this framework, "[t]he ultimate burden of persuading the trier of fact that the defendant intentionally discriminated against the plaintiff remains at all times with the plaintiff." For example, in Havens, the Court found that the housing organization (HOME) had standing to contest racial steering practices by an apartment owner because such practices "perceptibly impaired HOME's ability to provide counseling and referral services for low and moderate income home seekers." Id. 3. § 45-1848(4). 39 (D.D.C.1992). The court explained, however, that this was "not dispositive" of the ultimate issue-namely, "whether Reeves presented sufficient evidence that his age motivated [respondent's] employment decision." Following the audit, Chesnut, along with Dana Jester, vice president of human resources, and Tom Whitaker, vice president of operations, recommended to company president Sanderson that petitioner and Caldwell be fired. Sept. 30, 1949.] PI. The court will address each of these assertions seriatim. 99-536. Co.. 150 REEVES v. SANDERSON PLUMBING PRODUCTS, INC. 997 F.2d 1433, 1436 (CA111993); Boeing Co. v. Shipman, 411. 3 id., at 6, 85-87; 4 id., at 335. Proof that the defendant's explanation is unworthy of credence is simply one form of circumstantial evidence that is probative of intentional discrimination, and it can be quite persuasive. at 1104;Huntington Branch, NAACP v. Huntington, 844 F.2d 926, 934 (2d Cir.1988)); Betsey v. Turtle Creek Assocs., 736 F.2d 983, 987 (4th Cir.1984); Pinchback v. Armistead Homes Corp., 907 F.2d 1447, 1451 (4th Cir.1990), cert. Even assuming that the FHC's interests are aligned with those of the direct victim of alleged discrimination, the obstacles to institute a lawsuit by that victim are not serious enough to warrant an inference that § 1981 confers a cause of action upon the FHC. Plaintiffs' Hostile Housing Environment Theory under the FHA. 154 REEVES v. SANDERSON PLUMBING PRODUCTS, INC. intentionally discriminated. If plaintiff can prove actual damages, they may obtain punitive damages by showing that the defendants acted with "gross fraud, wantonness, maliciousness, or willful disregard" for the rights of others. See 197 F. 3d, at 691-692. Under § 3617, it is unlawful "to coerce, intimidate, threaten or interfere with any person in the exercise or enjoyment of, or on account of his having exercised or enjoyed" any of the rights guaranteed by the Act. Patricia A. Millett argued the cause for the United States et al. The District Court denied respondent's motions for judgment as a matter of law under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 50, and the case went to the jury, which returned a verdict for Reeves. Moreover, the frequent complaints to the Association's management company and Board members also places the defendant on notice, sufficient to satisfy the fourth element. See 9A C. Wright & A. Miller, Federal Practice and Procedure § 2529, pp. Under the Fair Housing Act, it is illegal to "make unavailable or deny" housing accommodations because of the resident's sex or race. In other words, the FHC's rights to make and enforce contracts on an equal basis regardless of race are not at issue here. by Daniel F. Kolb, Norman Redlich, Barbara R. Arnwine, Thomas J. Henderson, Richard T. Seymour, Teresa A. Ferrante, Elainy R. Jones, Theodore M. Shaw, Norman J. Chachkin, Charles Stephen Ralston, Dennis C. Hayes, Antonia Hernandez, Judith L. Lichtman, Donna R. Lenhoff, Marcia D. Greenberger, Judith C. Appelbaum, Martha F. Davis, Sara L. Mandelbaum, and Steven R. Shapiro; and for the National Employment Lawyers Association by Paul W Mollica and Paula A. Brantner. Once a trial date is set, counsel are expected to be prepared for the trial, absent exigent circumstances. Administrative Resolution No. § 1982; Counts III, IV and V are based on the "Fair Housing Act" (FHA or Title VIII) FN1; and Count VI is a breach of contract claim against the Association. Ibid. ., 496 F.Supp. 361, 366 (D.Md.1991) (permitting question of punitive damages to survive summary judgment stage because a sufficient dispute of fact existed as to the defendants' degree of knowledge). As amended through August 29, 2019. If statute of limitations, statute of repose or laches, is not pled in the answer it can be deemed to have been waived. 20895. Nol. For instance, while acknowledging the potentially damning nature of Chesnut's age-related comments, the court discounted them on the ground that they were not made in the direct context of Reeves' termination. Email us at. Therefore, Ms. Reeves's claims for both racial and sexual harassment may proceed under the hostile housing environment theory. Id., at 693. Therefore, taking all the circumstances into account, the court concludes that plaintiff FHC has standing to pursue its claims under the FHA. 3 id., at 80. "Failure to mitigate is an affirmative defense under Rule 8(c) of the Fed.R.Civ.P. The "actual or threatened injury" must be traceable to an alleged illegal action that can be redressed by a favorable court decision. Furnco Constr. While the plaintiff in Williams, only alleged sexual harassment, it is clear that both race and sex are protected categories and that the elements of a prima facie case should be adapted to fit the circumstances. Petitioner also testified that, on the day he was fired, Chesnut said that his discharge was due to his failure to report as absent one employee, Gina Mae Coley, on two days in September 1995. 1089, 67 L.Ed.2d 207 (1981). COVID-19 Resources. c. Potential liability of Association under §§ 1981 and 1982. See Wright & Miller 299. 42 U.S.C. The defendant Association also argues that Ms. Reeves did not mitigate her damages. ... Reeves is a ready mix concrete distributor from Wyoming that relied on a cement factory in South Dakota for 95% of its cement. 197 F. 3d, at 694. I write separately to note that it may be incumbent on the Court, in an appropriate case, to define more precisely the circumstances in which plaintiffs will be required to submit evidence beyond these two categories in order to survive a motion for judgment as a matter of law. Nonetheless, the court held that this showing, standing alone, was insufficient to sustain the jury's finding of liability: "We must, as an essential final step, determine whether Reeves presented sufficient evidence that his age motivated [respondent's] employment decision." On August 1995, Ms. Reeves and the Association entered into a written contract for the sale of her unit. Under this commonsense principle, evidence suggesting that a defendant accused of illegal discrimination has chosen to give a false explanation for its actions gives rise to a rational inference that the defendant could be masking its actual, illegal motivation. The question remains whether there is a basis for holding the Association liable for its alleged failure to take action reasonably calculated to resolve plaintiff Reeves's complaints. Furthermore, plaintiff FHC has not offered any facts for the court to find support in such a proposition. So charged, the jury returned a verdict in favor of petitioner, awarding him $35,000 in compensatory damages, and found that respondent's age discrimination had been "willfu[l]." 1979). There, the court held that the organization did have standing under the FHA because the organization had devoted significant resources to identifying and counteracting the defendant's discriminatory practices, and those practices had frustrated the organization's efforts against discrimination. See, e. g., Wright v. West, 505 U. S. 277, 296. 1101, 1104 (S.D.N.Y.1988) ( sexual harassment is a permissible cause of action under Fair Housing Act even where no loss of housing is claimed); Grieger v. Sheets, 689 F.Supp. REEVES v. SANDERSON PLUMBING PRODUCTS, INC. CERTIORARI TO THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT, No. In finding the evidence insufficient, the court weighed the additional evidence of discrimination introduced by Reeves against other circumstances surrounding his discharge, including that Chesnut's age-based comments were not made in the direct context of Reeves' termination; there was no allegation that the other individuals who recommended his firing. Moreover, although the presumption of discrimination "drops out of the picture" once the defendant meets its burden of production, St. Mary's Honor Center, supra, at 511, the trier of fact may still consider the evidence establishing the plaintiff's prima facie case "and inferences properly drawn therefrom ... on the issue of whether the defendant's explanation is pretextual," Burdine, supra, at 255, n. 10. Plaintiffs allege that the harassment included a threat of lynching and the utterances of revolting racist and sexist epithets as well as written notes of a racist and sexist nature. Respondent contended that employees arriving at 7 a.m. could not have been at their workstations by 7 a.m., and therefore must have been late. Download . See id., at 693-694. The court instructed the jury that, to show that respondent's explanation was a pretext for discrimination, petitioner had to demonstrate "1, that the stated reasons were not the real reasons for [petitioner's] discharge; and 2, that age discrimination was the real reason for [petitioner's] discharge." They stated that if an employee arrived promptly but the timesheet contained no time of arrival, they would reconcile the two by marking "7 a.m." as the employee's arrival time, even if the employee actually arrived at the plant earlier. Res. at 27. If a contract is unambiguous, as the contract at issue presently is, its interpretation is a question of law for the court. In 1995, Chesnut ordered another investi-. Given that petitioner established a prima facie case of discrimination, introduced enough evidence for the jury to reject respondent's explanation, and produced additional evidence of age-based animus, there was sufficient evidence for the jury to find that respondent had. The FHC became involved in the instant suit after the plight of Ms. Reeves necessitated that she leave her home and seek guidance on how to pursue her rights. Here, the District Court informed the jury that Reeves was required to show by a preponderance of the evidence that his age was a determining and motivating factor in the decision to terminate. 3 id., at 166-167; 4 id., at 229. 2d 68 (Fla. 1953); SAC Constr. Petitioner also testified that when employees arrived before or stayed after their shifts, he would assign them additional work so they would not be overpaid. Their purpose is "to secure the just, speedy, and inexpensive determination of every action and proceeding." Petitioner testified that his job only included reviewing the daily and weekly attendance reports, and that disciplinary writeups were based on the monthly reports, which were reviewed by Caldwell. 3 December 2020 . The framework applied to disparate treatment claims under §§ 1981 and 1982, as in this case, is described in McDonnell Douglas Corp. v. Green, 411 U.S. 792, 93 S.Ct. Cf. Punitive damages may be awarded only upon proof, by a preponderance of the evidence, that the defendants conduct was willful and outrageous, reckless or aggravated by evil motive, actual malice or deliberate violence or oppression. its presumptions and burdens"-disappeared, St. Mary's Honor Center, supra, at 510, and the sole remaining issue was "discrimination vel non," Aikens, supra, at 714. The court confined its review of evidence favoring petitioner to that evidence showing that Chesnut had directed derogatory, age-based comments at petitioner, and that Chesnut had singled out petitioner for harsher treatment than younger employees. On cross-examination, Chesnut acknowledged that the timeclock sometimes malfunctioned, and that if "people were there at their work station[sJ" at the start of the shift, the supervisor "would write in seven o'clock." denied, 513 U. S. 946 (1994); Anderson v. Baxter Healthcare Corp., 13 F.3d 1120 (CA7 1994) (same); Washington v. Garrett, 10 F.3d 1421 (CA9 1993) (same), with Aka v. Washington Hospital Center, 156 F.3d 1284 (CADC 1998) (en banc) (plaintiff's discrediting of employer's explanation is entitled to considerable weight, such that plaintiff should not be routinely required to submit evidence over and above proof of pretext), and with Fisher v. Vassar College, 114 F.3d 1332 (CA2 1997) (en banc) (plaintiff must introduce sufficient evidence for jury to find both that employer's reason was false and that real reason was discrimination), cert. Id., at 691. Other rules of civil procedure allow that if you lose your case, you may be required to pay some of the costs that the winning party incurred in the lawsuit. The provisions of Rule 59.04 require specific statement of reasons by the trial judge when taking action thereunder. Contractual language is only ambiguous if it is reasonably susceptible to more than one interpretation. See, e.g., Meritor Savings Bank, FSB v. Vinson, 477 U.S. 57, 66, 106 S.Ct. The question remains whether there is a basis for holding the Association liable for its alleged failure to take action reasonably calculated to resolve plaintiff Reeves's complaints. No. Here, the plaintiffs are making a claim of hostile housing environment due to racial and sexual harassment. In October 1995, petitioner Roger Reeves was 57 years old and had spent 40 years in the employ of respondent, Sanderson Plumbing Products, Inc., a manufacturer of toilet seats and covers. 522, 547-28 (N.D.Ill.1980) (applying § 1982 to failure to provide same services to white and black tenants). Res. Accordingly, plaintiff's partial motion for summary judgment is granted on the breach of contract claim. denied, 522 U. S. 1045 (1998); Sheridan v. E. 1. The standard is different from a motion to dismiss, however, as the court must find that the material is wholly irrelevant, can have no bearing on the equities and no influence on the decision.” See Rice-Lamar v. City of Fort Lauderdale, 853 So.2d 1125, 1133-34 (Fla. 4th DCA 2003)(citing McWhirter, Reeves, McGothlin, … Contacting Justia or any attorney through this site, via web form, email, or otherwise, does not create an attorney-client relationship. GINSBURG, J., filed a concurring opinion, post, p. 154. 3 id., at 90, 152. He offered evidence showing that he had properly maintained the attendance records in question and that cast doubt on whether he was responsible for any failure to discipline late and absent employees. Fed. FN11 Tthe property rights protected by § 1982 are those included in the "bundle of rights for which an individual pays" when she purchases the property. In concluding that these circumstances so overwhelmed the evidence favoring petitioner that no rational trier of fact could have found that petitioner was fired because of his age, the Court of Appeals impermissibly substituted its judgment concerning the weight of the evidence for the jury's. Accordingly, an organization must identify "concrete and demonstrable injury to its activities" not merely a setback to the organization's abstract social interests in order to have standing to sue. In so reasoning, the Court of Appeals misconceived the evidentiary burden borne by plaintiffs who attempt to prove intentional discrimination through indirect evidence. Hazen Paper Co. v. Biggins, 507 U. S. 604, 610 (1993). The Association was fully aware of Mr. Schongalla's behavior through their own security reports and logs documenting the conduct. Plaintiff Reeves has established a prima facie case as to each of the following elements necessary to survive summary judgment: FN12 (1) plaintiff is a member of a racial minority; (2) plaintiff was denied rights and benefits which are connected with the ownership of property; (3) the same services and rights were enforced when racial allegations were not involved. Taylor B. Smith argued the cause for respondent. 21-24, 30-37; 4 Record 206-208. In this case, the Association's Bylaws governed its actions. A plaintiff's prima facie case of discrimination (as defined in M cDonnell Douglas Corp. v. Green, 411 U. S. 792, 802, and subsequent decisions), combined with sufficient evidence for a reasonable factfinder to reject the employer's nondiscriminatory explanation for its decision, may be adequate to sustain a finding of liability for intentional discrimination under the ADEA. In 1996, Ms. Reeves and the FHC filed the present action alleging racial and sexual harassment in a housing environment, in addition to Ms. Reeves's breach of contract claim. While the FHC did not have any prior relationship with defendant Association, the FHC expended significant resources to counseling Ms. Reeves and investigating her complaint against the Association. Again, the court disregarded critical evidence favorable to petitionernamely, the evidence supporting petitioner's prima facie case and undermining respondent's nondiscriminatory explanation. 515, 112 L.Ed.2d 527 (1990); Smith v. Town of Clarkton, N.C., 682 F.2d 1055, 1065 (4th Cir.1982). *1 This matter comes before the court upon defendant Association's motion for partial summary judgment, the plaintiff Reeves's motion for partial summary judgment as to the breach of contract claim, oppositions thereto and replies herein. As an arbitrator, Barbara Reeves is known to be fair, practical, and not afraid to make tough decisions. The District Court denied respondent's motions for judgment as a matter of law under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 50, and the case went to the jury, which returned a verdict for Reeves. McDonnell Douglas and subsequent decisions have "established an allocation of the burden of production and an order for the presentation of proof in ... discriminatorytreatment cases." 4 id., at 244. § 3604(a). (Emphasis added.) Advisory Commission … Finally, the defendant argues that the plaintiff's remedies at law are adequate thereby precluding such equitable relief as specific performance. The burden-shifting framework in McDonnell DouglasFN6 and its progeny, is commonly used to establish discriminatory intent when direct evidence is unavailable in disparate treatment discrimination cases. With regard to plaintiff FHC's claims under §§ 1981 and 1982, the court concludes that the FHC lacks standing, therefore, the FHC shall not be permitted to proceed under those claims. Reeve is the ONLY … Defendant Association filed a partial motion for summary judgment on all of the plaintiffs' claims, except for the breach of contract claim (Count VI). See, e. g., Stokes v. Westinghouse Savannah River Co., 206 F.3d 420, 429 (CA4 2000); Galabya v. New York City Bd. denied, 522 U. S. 1075 (1998); Rhodes v. Guiberson Oil Tools, 75 F. 3d 989 (CA5 1996) (same); Theard v. Glaxo, Inc., 47 F. 3d. Honce v. Vigil, 1 F.3d 1085, 1088 (10th Cir.1993) (holding that the sex-based discrimination prohibited in the Fair Housing Act includes sexual harassment); DiCenso v. Cisneros, 96 F.3d 1004, 1008 (7th Cir.1996) ("Like the Tenth Circuit, we recognize a hostile housing environment cause of action...."); Williams 955 F.Supp. 1° The Court also affirmed that "the standard for granting summary judgment 'mirrors' the standard for judgment as a matter of law, such that 'the inquiry under each is the same. The latter nmctions, along with the drawing of legitimate inferences from the facts, are for the jury, not the court. Moreover, restrictions on a homeowner's use of her property violate § 1982. RICHARD EDWARD REEVES, Respondent, v. ANNABELLE REEVES, Appellant. 23 F.3d at 1278. Although Sanderson testified that she fired petitioner because he had "intentionally falsif[ied] company pay records," 3 id., at 100, respondent only introduced evidence concerning the inaccuracy of the records, not their falsification. Furnco Constr. This Circuit has interpreted Havens to mean that an organization has standing when its mission has been frustrated through the illegal practices of the defendants and as a result required the organization to expend additional resources to counter those practices. The burden therefore shifted to respondent to "produc[e] evidence that the plaintiff was rejected, or someone else was preferred, for a legitimate, nondiscriminatory reason." Accordingly, the court concludes that plaintiff FHC does not have standing to sue the defendants under both §§ 1981 and 1982. Cf. Because proof of discrimination is difficult for a plaintiff to establish, summary judgment motions in such cases should be viewed with special caution by the court. FN6. at 493. The ultimate question in every employment discrimination case involving a claim of disparate treatment is whether the plaintiff was the victim of intentional discrimination. Most of the timekeeping errors cited by respondent involved employees who were not marked late but who were recorded as having arrived at the plant at 7 a.m. for the 7 a.m. shift. In FEC v. BMC, supra, the D.C. Subsequently, the value of her unit is highly speculative and her injury cannot be satisfactorily addressed in monetary terms. Because the parties do not dispute the issue, we shall assume, arguendo, that the McDonnell Douglas framework is fully applicable here. 149-151. This Court has not squarely addressed whether the McDonnell Douglas framework, developed to assess claims brought under § 703(a)(1) of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 Stat. Accordingly, "the McDonnell Douglas framework-with. And the court discredited Reeves' evidence that Chesnut was the actual decisionmaker by giving weight to the fact that there was no evidence suggesting the other decisionmakers were motivated by age. Industrial Co. v. Zenith Radio Corp., 475 U. S. 574, 587 (1986). But subsequent decisions have clarified that this passage was referring to the evidence to which the trial court should give credence, not the evidence that the court should review. See Real Estate Sales Contract, Pl's Ex. Addressing this question, the court weighed petitioner's additional evidence of discrimination against other circumstances surrounding his discharge. 149-154. The court agrees. See City of Memphis v. Greene, 451 U.S. 100, 120-122, 101 S.Ct. 1817, 36 L.Ed.2d 668 (1973) and Texas Department of Community Affairs v. Burdine, 450 U.S. 248, 101 S.Ct. FN10. Id., at 693. The Civil Procedure (Amendment No.2) (Coronavirus) Rules 2020 has been laid before Parliament. (a) Rule 50 requires a court to render judgment as a matter of law when a party has been fully heard on an issue, and there is no legally sufficient evidentiary basis for a reasonable jury to find for that party on that issue. 140 REEVES v. SANDERSON PLUMBING PRODUCTS, INC. accused of inaccurate recordkeeping; and several of respondent's management positions were filled by persons over age 50 when petitioner was fired. *Briefs of amici curiae urging reversal were filed for the AARP by Thomas W Osborne, Laurie A. McCann, Sally Dunaway, and Melvin Radowitz; for the Association of Trial Lawyers of America by Jeffrey Robert White; for the Hispanic National Bar Association by Seth J. Benezra, Luis Perez, and Gilbert M. Roman; for the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law et al. Ibid. Matsushita Elec. All evidence and the inferences drawn from it, however, must be considered in the light most favorable to the nonmoving party. The plaintiffs are asking the court to allow a claim of race and sex hostile environment discrimination under the Fair Housing Act to proceed. Finally, petitioner stated that on previous occasions that employees were paid for hours they had not worked, the company had simply adjusted those employees' next paychecks to correct the errors. Moreover, under § 3604(b) of the FHA, it is illegal to discriminate in the provision of housing services or facilities. For instance, an employer would be entitled to judgment as a matter of law if the record conclusively revealed some other, nondiscriminatory reason for the employer's decision, or if the plaintiff created only a weak issue of fact as to whether the employer's reason was untrue and there was abundant and uncontroverted independent evidence that no discrimination had occurred. denied,498 U.S. 983, 111 S.Ct. 1 at 2; Admin. R. Civ. Ibid. 456, 723 P.2d 573, 576 (Ca.1986) ("The association is, for all practical purposes, the [complex's] landlord" '). For instance, while acknowledging "the potentially damning nature" of Chesnut's age-related comments, the court discounted them on the ground that they "were not made in the direct context of Reeves's termination." 3 Record 20-22; 4 id., at 335. In late 1995, Ms. Reeves contacted the Fair Housing Council of Greater Washington, Inc. (FHC) for assistance in her case involving race and sexual harassment in her living environment. See 197 F. 3d, at 693-694. Anderson v. Liberty Lobby Inc., 477 U.S. 242, 248, 106 S.Ct. Plaintiffs Deborah E. Reeves, an African American woman, and the Fair Housing Council of Greater Washington, Inc. (FHC) bring this action against defendants Carrollsburg Condominium Unit Owners Association (Association) and Thomas G. Schongalla, a white Carrollsburg resident, to obtain redress for racial and sexual harassment. WWW.ICLG.CO.UK ICLG TO: LITIGATION & DISPUTE RESOLUTION 2014 USA – Calif ornia 290 At this stage in the litigation, the factual issues in dispute preclude this court from granting defendant Association's motion for summary judgment under the FHA in its entirety. Ms. Reeves reported many incidents involving defendant Schongalla to the Association's Board. *10 For breach of a real estate contract, where land is the subject matter of the agreement, "the legal remedy is deemed inadequate, since each parcel of land is unique and damages would not adequately compensate for a breach of the agreement. v. Grocery Mfrs. The D.C. Rivers & Bryan, Inc. v. HBE Corp., 628 A.2d 631 (D.C.App.1993). Diamond v. Atwood, 43 F.3d 1538, 1540 (D.C.Cir.1995). There is no question that such conduct was unwelcome and was based on sex and/or race, thereby satisfying the first and second elements. First, it is clear that sexual harassment is actionable under Title VII in the employment context. Nakajima v. General Motors Corp., 857 F.Supp. Indus. Lytle v. Household Mfg., Inc., 494 U. S. 545, 554-555 (1990); Liberty Lobby, Inc., supra, at 254; Continental Ore Co. v. Union Carbide & Carbon Corp., 370 U. S. 690, 696, n. 6 (1962). A 1994 letter authored by Chesnut indicated that he berated other company directors, who were supposedly his coequals, about how to do their jobs. Plaintiffs contend that this conduct, perpetrated by Mr. Schongalla, and tolerated by the Association, deprived Ms. Reeves, inter alia, of her entitlement to fair housing and caused her great emotional and physical harm. In so reasoning, the court misconceived the evidentiary burden borne by plaintiffs who attempt to prove intentional discrimination through indirect evidence. That motion was denied by order dated July 29, 1948, and entered … The Civil Procedure Rules. Lobby, supra, at 255. § 3604(a). 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