Tag Archives: “race discrimination”

Seventh Circuit Holds That Opt-Outs Lack Standing To Challenge Settlement

What were they thinking, anyway? Eighteen months ago, a group of African American financial advisors brought suit against JPMorgan Chase for alleged race discrimination and retaliation. They sought to assert claims on behalf of a class of 273 individuals. The parties immediately entered into settlement discussions and reached an agreement to resolve the claims for … Continue Reading

Seventh Circuit Reverses Certification of Construction Workers’ Race Discrimination Classes 
Based Upon Wal-Mart

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, in an opinion written by Chief Judge Frank Easterbrook, reversed an Order certifying two multi-site classes of black construction workers alleging race discrimination based upon the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Wal-Mart Stores v. Dukes, 131 S. Ct. 2541 (2011).  In Bolden v Walsh Construction.pdf, (No. … Continue Reading

Court Dismisses Class Race Claims for Failure to Raise in Charge

Illinois District Court Refuses to “Supersize” Race Discrimination Claims Against McDonald’s In this day and age when discrimination lawsuits are commonplace, it is all too easy to forget that Title VII was passed in the hopes that discrimination claims could and would be resolved outside of court.  When Congress enacted Title VII, it expressly included … Continue Reading

Court Certifies Class of Black New York City Firefighters In Remediation Phase of Case

A recent case from the Eastern District of New York reflects that race discrimination class actions can be brought, and also reflects the type of claim which will likely still survive in the wake of last week’s Supreme Court decision in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, 564 U.S. ___ (2011). (See our June 20 post on the … Continue Reading

Sixth Circuit Affirms Summary Judgement in Multiple-Plaintiff Firefighter Case

Litigation often begets more litigation. A recent decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit reflects that even 35 years after it thought it settled a lawsuit regarding the hiring and promotion of officers in its fire department, the City of Memphis, Tennessee is still embroiled in litigation involving some of … Continue Reading
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