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DOJ probes racism allegations in Kansas City police force

The U.S. Department of Justice has opened an investigation into allegations of discrimination against Black officers by the Kansas City Police Department that reportedly begins during hiring and extends to promotions and discipline.

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Employment: Discrimination-Summary Judgment

Where appellant challenged the adverse grant of summary judgment in an employment discrimination action, the court did not err and the judgment is affirmed. Judgment is affirmed. Thompson v. Westmor Industries LLC (MLW No. 74750/Case No. 19-1629 – 2 pages) ...

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Employment: Discrimination-Dismissal of Complaint-Failure to Prosecute

Plaintiff appealed the dismissal of his employment-discrimination action for failure to prosecute. Where the record supported finding a lack of prosecution by plaintiff, the district court did not abuse its discretion to sua sponte dismiss plaintiff’s complaint. Judgment is affirmed. ...

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Employment: Discrimination-Dismissal-Failure to State a Claim

Plaintiff appealed from the dismissal of her employment-discrimination case. The district court had dismissed some of plaintiff’s claims under 28 U.S.C. §1915(e)(2)(B)(ii) and later dismissed the remaining claims under Rule 12(b)(6). Where the record supported dismissal of plaintiff’s claims, the ...

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Ex-reporter’s discrimination claims mostly can proceed

A federal judge has thrown out former KSHB-TV 41 reporter Demetrice “Dee” Jackson’s claim that he was discriminated against by being denied a promotion, but the judge allowed Jackson’s other discrimination and retaliation claims to proceed to trial. In a ...

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Employment: Discrimination-Dismissal with Prejudice-Discovery Violation Sanction

Plaintiff appealed the dismissal of his employment-discrimination claim with prejudice, which the district court ordered as a sanction for plaintiff’s failure to obey a discovery order. Where plaintiff was advised by opposing counsel that depositions would end by 5 p.m. ...

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Missouri attorney general: Federal law doesn’t protect LGBTQ people

Missouri’s attorney general believes that federal law doesn’t protect LGBTQ people from discrimination. Attorney General Eric Schmitt was among GOP attorneys general nationwide who signed a U.S. Supreme Court brief outlining the position Friday. The attorneys general are wading into a legal battle over ...

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Missouri attorney general: Federal law doesn’t protect LGBTQ people

Missouri’s attorney general believes that federal law doesn’t protect LGBTQ people from discrimination. Attorney General Eric Schmitt was among GOP attorneys general nationwide who signed a U.S. Supreme Court brief outlining the position Friday. The attorneys general are wading into a legal battle over ...

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