560 F2d 204 Hays v. McMillan

560 F.2d 204

David Lee HAYS, a minor, through his parent and next friend,
Ann Hays, et al., Plaintiffs-Appellants,
Carl McMILLAN, Superintendent of the Wilmer-Hutchins
Independent School District, et al., Defendants-Appellees.

No. 76-3323.

United States Court of Appeals,
Fifth Circuit.

Sept. 14, 1977.

Wm. A. McKenzie, A. Joe Fish, Wm. B. Cullum, Dallas, Tex., for plaintiffs-appellants.

Marvin Thomas, Dallas, Tex., for E. M. Taylor, et al.

Frank P. Hernandez, Dallas, Tex., for B. Darnall, et al.

Warren Whitham, Dallas, Tex., for Dr. N. Estes, et al.

Michael P. Carnes, U. S. Atty., W. F. Sanderson, Jr., Asst. U. S. Atty., Dallas, Tex., Rex E. Lee, Asst. Atty. Gen., Stanley D. Rose, David Epstein, Paul T. Michael, Dept. of Justice, Washington, D. C., for Dept. of Housing & Urban Devel.

Robert J. Caraway, Dallas, Tex., for C. McMillan, et al.

Lois Bacon, Asst. City Atty., Lee E. Holt, City Atty., Dallas, Tex., for City of Dallas, et al.

Roland H. Allen, Asst. Atty. Gen., John L. Hill, Atty. Gen., Austin, Tex., for Dr. M. Brockette.

Before GOLDBERG, CLARK and RONEY, Circuit Judges.


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We affirm the dismissal on the basis of the reasons set forth in the district court's Memorandum Opinion and Order dated July 23, 1976, 418 F.Supp. 116. We do not read the district court's order to preclude plaintiffs from attempting to litigate their claims in the Eastern District. We express no view whether any such attempt would have merit. See Hines v. Rapides Parish School Board, 479 F.2d 762, 765 (5th Cir. 1973). We agree with the district court that while the Eastern District litigation is pending, these plaintiffs should not be allowed to litigate their claims elsewhere. With that understanding, we