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Judge Recuses Himself from Discrimination Suit Against Iowa Governor

The judge overseeing a gay former state official’s discrimination lawsuit against Gov. Terry Branstad and several aides is recusing himself. Chief Judge Arthur Gamble says in a court order that he feels a conflict of interest has arisen and he …

Iowa Gov. Says He Didn’t Know Work Comp Commissioner’s Sexual Orientation

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and top aides have denied discriminating against a gay former state official, saying they weren’t aware of his sexual orientation when the governor asked him to resign and cut his pay. Branstad, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds …

Austin Police Officers Sue for Discrimination After Reassignments

Some Austin, Texas, police officers are suing the city for what they say was race and age discrimination in job assignments. The Austin American-Statesman reports 18 officers filed the lawsuit Wednesday. The officers say they were forced out of the …

Providence, R.I., Sues Santander Bank, Alleging Mortgage Bias

Banco Santander SA’s U.S. unit was sued by the city of Providence, Rhode Island, over claims it stopped issuing mortgages in minority neighborhoods after the housing bubble burst, the latest in a series of discrimination lawsuits against lenders by U.S. …

Ohio Jury Awards Firefighter $224K in Discrimination Suit

The city of Cincinnati created a hostile work environment and retaliated against a longtime firefighter, but he wasn’t targeted for his race, a jury concluded on Sept. 4. The verdict came after four days of deliberations and a weeklong trial …

Ex-Chivas USA Employees File Discrimination Suit in California

Two former Chivas USA youth coaches have filed a discrimination lawsuit against the Major League Soccer team, claiming they were fired because they aren’t Mexican or Latino. The suit was filed Tuesday by Daniel Calichman and Theothoros Chronopoulos in Los …