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Tag Archives: Race Discrimination

Labor & Employment – Race Discrimination Claim – Disparate Treatment Comparator – Not Similarly Situated – Workplace Infractions (access required)

Haynes v. Waste Connections, Inc. (Lawyers Weekly No. 002-177-17, 10 pp.) (Henry Herlong Jr., S.J.) 7:16-cv-01922; D.S.C. Holding: Although both men drove trucks for the defendant-employer, the white comparator chosen by the African-American plaintiff was not similarly situated; moreover, plaintiff’s ...

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Labor & Employment – Civil Rights – Race & Age Discrimination Claims – Poor Performance – College Instructor – Failure to Promote – Termination (access required)

Williams v. Horry-Georgetown Technical College (Lawyers Weekly No. 002-129-14, 13 pp.) (Mary Lewis, J.) 4:11-cv-00429; D.S.C. Holding: The plaintiff-instructor did not show that age or race discrimination was the reason for the defendant-college’s failure to promote her to coordinator of ...

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Civil Rights – Race Discrimination – Public Accommodation – Black Bike Week – Restaurant Closure — Civil Practice – Standing (access required)

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Inc. v. Molly Darcy, Inc. Although the defendant-restaurant was closed to everyone – not just African Americans – during Black Bike Week, plaintiffs allege that the restaurant’s decision to temporarily close to the public was “undertaken with racially discriminatory animus for the purpose of denying African Americans access to a place of public accommodation.” Plaintiffs have stated a claim of intentional racial discrimination.

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Employment – Race Discrimination – Summary Judgment (access required)

Le v. Hoover Motors Holding Co., Inc. A car dealership's motion for partial summary judgment on a mechanic's Title VII discriminatory discharge claim is denied since the record includes evidence that although the mechanic was performing satisfactorily, he was subjected to unfair and discriminatory treatment, which included frequent racist statements.

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Colloquium to mark 60th anniversary of ‘Briggs’ trial (access required)

Almost 60 years ago, African-American citizens encircled a federal courthouse in Charleston and held vigil throughout a trial destined to become a landmark in American civil rights history. It was May 28, 1951, the first day of trial in Briggs v. Elliot. Plaintiffs from Clarendon County were challenging state-imposed racial segregation of schools, and their supporters, hailing from around the state, had started arriving at sunrise.

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Labor & Employment – Race & Sex Discrimination – Police Academy – Sexual Harassment – Hostile Environment (access required)

Mosby-Grant v. City of Hagerstown. (Lawyers Weekly No. 001-182-10, 21 pp.) (Gregory, J.) No. 09-2161, Dec. 20, 2010; USDC at Baltimore (Legg, J.) 4th Cir. Click here for the full text of the opinion. Holding: The 4th Circuit reverses summary ...

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