Bean v. Southwestern Waste Management Corp.
Significance, Waste Management In Houston, Laches And State Action, Impact, Further Readings
Margaret Bean and other Houston residents
Southwestern Waste Management Corp.
That a decision to issue a permit for a solid waste facility constituted racial discrimination in violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.
Chief Lawyer for Plaintiff
Linda McKeever Bullard
Chief Defense Lawyer
Date of Decision
21 December 1979
Found in favor of Southwestern and denied a preliminary injunction against the facility siting decision.
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