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Texas DPS Pledges to Work on Preventing Profiling of Motorists

The Texas Department of Public Safety says it will regularly review traffic stop data to ensure minority motorists aren’t being stopped and searched at higher rates than white drivers. DPS now will review traffic stops for individual troopers, rather than …

Idaho University Denies Discriminating Against Mormon Player

Idaho State University’s former assistant tennis coach and the university have denied allegations made in a lawsuit in which a former tennis player says he was discriminated against because of his Mormon faith. The Post Register reported that former coach …

Colorado City Settles Discrimination Claim from Former Employee

The city of Boulder, Colo. has agreed to pay $64,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a former employee who says she was discriminated against after coming out as a lesbian. The Daily Camera reported that city officials on Friday said …

Oklahoma Gun Range Sued for Refusing Muslim Man Service

A U.S. Army reservist from Tulsa asked to leave a gun range in eastern Oklahoma after identifying himself as a Muslim sued the owners Wednesday, the latest in a series of cases across the nation alleging anti-Islamic discrimination. The lawsuit …

California Jury Rejects Deaf Worker’s Discrimination Suit

A jury in Sacramento, Calif. federal court has decided that a Placer County nonprofit did not discriminate against a deaf employee by failing to provide an American Sign Language interpreter. The Sacramento Bee reported that the jury found that Homeyra …

Veteran Files Suit Against Oregon College for Discrimination

A retired Army officer who worked in the ROTC office at the University of Portland in Oregon has filed a lawsuit claiming his co-workers discriminated against him because of disabilities he suffered in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Oregonian reported that …

Utah Man Sues College Over Same-Sex Marriage Discrimination

A Utah man says the college where he worked discriminated against him because he was in a same-sex marriage, denying the couple benefits and forcing him out of a job. Dustin Kennedy said in a new federal lawsuit that an …

Jury Awards Former LA Times Columnist $7.1M in Discrimination Suit

A jury has awarded $7.13 million to former Los Angeles Times sports columnist T.J. Simers, who claimed he was forced out of his $234,000-a-year job by age and health discrimination. The Superior Court jury made the lawsuit award on Wednesday …

Deputy Sues Oregon Restaurant After Being Asked to Prepay

An Oregon sheriff’s deputy has filed a lawsuit against the Elmer’s restaurant chain, claiming he was told to prepay for his meal at a Vancouver, Ore. establishment because he is black. KGW-TV reported Brian Eason, in a suit filed earlier …

Farmers Insurance Facing Possible Class Action by ‘Hundreds’ of Female Attorneys

An attorney representing a woman suing Farmers Insurance for discriminatory practices was set to file a motion on Thursday seeking class action status in a suit she says could potentially encompass 300 female attorneys. The attorney also added five new …