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On July 12, 2012, the United States District Court of the Western District of Louisiana ruled in favor of LDF’s clients in Thomas v. St. Martin Parish School Board, denying the school board’s motions to dismiss this long-standing Louisiana school desegregation case.
WET SEAL Clothing Store Chain Executives Fire African-American Employees For Sake of “Diversity” and “Brand Image” Shocking Allegations in Federal Discrimination Class Action Filed Today7/12/12Related Case or Issue:
(New York, NY) A national class action lawsuit filed today charges that top executives at Wet Seal directed senior managers to get rid of African American store management employees for the sake of its “brand image,” and to hire more white employees.
Three former managers at Wet Seal, a nationwide apparel retailer for young women, filed a federal race discrimination lawsuit on Thursday, asserting that the company had a high-level policy of firing and denying pay increases and promotions to African-American employees because they did not fit its “brand image.”
NAACP LDF attorney Natasha Korgaonkar calls into Fox News to discuss the on-going court case over Texas’ new voter ID law.
Texas Voter ID Trial to Start on July 9 in Washington, D.C.: NAACP Legal Defense Fund Warns Law Would Disfranchise Minority Voters7/09/12Related Case or Issue:
(Washington, D.C.) The weeklong trial before a three-judge federal court begins Monday, July 9th in Texas v. Holder, a case involving Texas’ proposed photo identification law. The trial begins at 9:30 a.m. in Courtroom 8 (4th Floor) at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia at 333 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C.