Decades-old UCISD suit resolved

Non-adherence to desegregation was heart of legal claim

Charley Robinson

Staff writer

Forty-seven years of litigation in Genoveva Morales, et al. vs. E.P. Shannon, et al., finally was resolved Monday evening during a special meeting of the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District board of trustees.

After a 24-minute closed session, board member Willie Edwards read a statement prior to making a motion stating that in 2014 the district hired a mutually agreed-to consultant to assist bringing the district into compliance with the consent decree.

Edwards announced that the two parties have agreed that the district complied and both seek dismissal of the lawsuit.

UCISD agreed to pay plaintiff’s attorneys, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF), $7,000 in attorney’s fees and $9,980 in costs and expenses, for a total of $16,980.


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