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Instructor Sues Oregon University over Racial Discrimination

An instructor has filed a lawsuit against Northwest Christian University in Eugene, Ore. alleging the school wrongly fired him while he was on medical leave because of work-related stress. The Register-Guard reports Johnny Lake, a black man, says he lost …

Chicago’s Rosebud Restaurants Settles Discrimination Lawsuit for $1.9M

Chicago-based Rosebud Restaurants has agreed to settle a federal lawsuit accusing it of discriminating against some black job applicants. The Chicago Tribune reports that under the settlement Rosebud Restaurants must pay $1.9 million and establish a program to hire African-Americans. …

Washington Man Wins $1.85M Judgment over Racial Abuse on Fishing Vessel

Attorneys for a Hispanic man who worked on an Alaska fishing boat say he has won a $1.85 million settlement against his former employer, Seattle-based Alaska Longline, after he was subjected to relentless racial harassment. The Seattle Times reported 37-year-old …

Judge Won’t Toss Bias Claims Over Louisiana Salon Inspections

A federal judge on has refused to dismiss a lawsuit that accuses Louisiana state regulators of racially discriminating against a group of Vietnamese-American nail salon owners. U.S. District Judge Brian Jackson’s ruling clears the way for a jury trial next …

$500 Million Lawsuit Accuses NASCAR of Racial Discrimination

NASCAR was hit with a $500 million lawsuit accusing the auto racing body of racial discrimination for preventing black-owned teams and drivers from competing, including in the Sprint Cup Series. Terrance Cox and his company, Diversity Motorsports Racing LLC, filed …

Arkansas Jury Sides with City in Employee Discrimination Suit

A jury has cleared Little Rock, Ark., of claims that city officials discriminated in their salary considerations for a black diversity manager. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that the all-white jury determined that the city didn’t base its 2010 decision to …

N.D. Aviation Business Operator Sues Airport Director for Discrimination

A woman who operates an aviation business at the Minot, N.D., airport has filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against the airport director who quit last week after spearheading construction of a new terminal. Eva Lucke, formerly known as Eva Rojas, …

Judge Dismisses Racial Bias Claim by 10 ‘American Idol’ Contestants

A federal judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit by 10 black male contestants on “American Idol” who accused the singing competition show, its producers, sponsors, and the Fox television network of racial discrimination. The plaintiffs, who competed between 2003 and …

South Carolina School’s Post-Game Ritual Prompts Reputational Damage Claim

The parents of three Charleston, S.C. football players have filed a lawsuit claiming characterizations of the team’s controversial post-game watermelon ritual damaged their sons’ reputations. The Post and Courier of Charleston reported that the parents are suing the Charleston County …

Minority Bar Owners in Racine, Wisconsin Say City Leaders Discriminated

Eight former bar owners in Racine, Wis., filed a lawsuit accusing the mayor and other city officials of racially discriminating against them and forcing their businesses to close. The federal lawsuit filed against Mayor John Dickert, the city of Racine …