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Employment: Race Discrimination-Lack of Official Liability-Municipal Liability

Defendant appealed from the jury verdict entered against it in favor of plaintiff in his race-discrimination claim. Plaintiff was hired by defendant as the city collector; the mayor ultimately terminated plaintiff for “unsatisfactory work performance.” On appeal, defendant argued that ...

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Employment: Unlawful Termination-Race Discrimination-Burden-Shifting Framework

Plaintiff, an African American, alleged that defendant fired him because of his race. The district court granted summary judgment to defendant, finding that defendant had articulated a legitimate, non-discriminatory reason for plaintiff’s termination. Where plaintiff had failed to identify any ...

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