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Employment: Race Discrimination-Federal Question Jurisdiction-Preemption

Staff Report//February 12, 2020//

Employment: Race Discrimination-Federal Question Jurisdiction-Preemption

Staff Report//February 12, 2020//

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Where a ground freight employee sued his former employer for race discrimination, and the district court found that the suit invoked federal question jurisdiction under the Labor Management Relations Act, the court properly found that complete preemption under the LMRA supplied federal question jurisdiction, so the judgment is affirmed.

Judgment is affirmed.

Johnson v. Humphreys (MLW No. 74490/Case No. 18-3578 – 6 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Kobes, J.) Appealed from U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas, Miller, J. (Lucien Ramseur Gillham, Benton, Arkansas, argued for appellant) (Kurt G. Larkin, Richmond, Virginia, argued for appellee).

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