“Kelvin Williams, a black male, was elected sheriff. James Moore, a black male, became warden. Shortly thereafter, Williams promoted another black female, with no college degree or counseling certification, to be the director of the male alcohol and drug program at the facility at a salary of $40,000 per year. He appointed Jean Fair, a black female, to be assistant director, with a $35,000 salary. Plaintiff, who was forced to reapply for her position with the new sheriff, formally requested a raise but was declined despite the fact that the raise would be fully funded by federal monies and would cost Bolivar County nothing…. The court finds that the plaintiff has set forth genuine issues of material fact including, but not limited to, whether the defendant intentionally discriminated against her because of her race in failing to pay her comparably to similarly-situated black employees.”
Lyons v. Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice, 2014 WL 4413259, at *1 (5th Cir. Sep. 9, 2014) (Davis, Dennis, and Costa, JJ.).