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My civil rights have been violated by attorneys, courts, and American Airlines. In their efforts to prevent me from litigating discrimination charges that I had on file with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against the company, attorneys and courts have discriminated against me because of my race and color.
Attorneys or law firms that I have hired in Oklahoma have discriminated against me, because of my race, color, and for having a legal charges against American Airlines. The Federal District Court in Tulsa, Oklahoma discriminated against me as well. After the last attorney or law firm that withdrew from my ERISA, Racial, and ADA Discrimination Case against American Airlines in Oklahoma, no other attorney or law firm in the state would accept my case. Since my discrimination charges against the company had been filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the last attorney or law firm in Oklahoma only accepted my case to dismiss the Racial Discrimination part of the case that had already been filed in Federal Court.
Each time I learned that the attorney or law firm I had paid to accept my case was working for American Airlines and discriminating against me, I contacted the Federal District Court in Tulsa, Oklahoma. I always contacted the Court, before the attorney or law firm withdrew from my case. The Court was very familiar with the problems that I was having with attorneys or law firms in Oklahoma. With attorneys or law firms discriminating against me and misrepresenting my case, I also asked the Court to appoint me an attorney or law firm, as directed by the back of my Right to Sue Letter from the EEOC. After the last attorney or law firm that accepted my case mislead me in to believing that he was going to amend the Racial Discrimination part of my case that was in Court with the Racial Discrimination Charges that I had on file with the EEOC, the Court did not give me enough time to find another attorney and to respond to American Airlines' Motion for a Summary Judgment.
With the help of friends, I responded the motion PRO SE on the last day of the Court's Order. Even though I responded to the Court's Order under the directions of the Court's Clerk, I placed my responses to the motion in the box at the Courthouse at five fifteen (5:15) P. M., on the last day of the Court Order. The Court's Clerk had told me to have my responses in the box at the Courthouse before five thirty (5:30) P. M., on the last day of the order. After placing my responses in the box at five fifteen (5:15) P. M., the Court's Clerk told me that the Court automatically extended the time of an Order for a person responding to a motion PRO SE. The Court Clerk also told me that if I had made any mistakes in my responses, I had time to amend my responses to the motion by filing or responding PRO SE. When I filed my amended responses to the motion two days later, the Court Clerk told me that their office could not have accepted my amended responses if my responses had been filed too late.
The Federal District Court in Tulsa, Oklahoma dismissed my ERISA and Discrimination Case for responding to American Airlines' Motion for a Summary Judgment too late. After appealing my case with the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, the Court of Appeals agreed with the Federal District Court in Tulsa. Blacks and other minorities in Oklahoma cannot protect or exercise their civil rights without equal access to the Legal and Judicial System within the state.
After attending a deposition on May 20, 1998, I contacted the United States Attorneys and the FBI regarding the criminal acts of American Airlines, two attorneys I hired, a doctor, and the Oklahoma Workers Compensation Court. I need a law firm in Washington, D.C. that will represent my ERISA and discrimination case in the United States Supreme Court.
George F. Gatewood