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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 …

Suit Planned by Black Women Tossed From Napa Wine Train

A San Francisco lawyer says he is bringing a racial discrimination lawsuit on behalf of a mostly black women’s book club whose members were ordered off a Napa Valley train tour. Civil rights lawyer Waukeen McCoy said the federal court …

California Lab Settles Age Discrimination Suit for $37.25M

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is paying $37.25 million to settle a lawsuit brought by 129 workers who say they were fired because of their ages. The Contra Costa Times reported Mike McElfresh says he was a physicist for the company …

Risk Manager Fired by Nevada City Files Discrimination Complaint

Former risk manager Jack Campbell has filed a federal age and race discrimination complaint against the city of Reno. The Reno Gazette-Journal reported that the existence of the complaint filed in June and a previous investigation into issues concerning Campbell …