Bass Pro Dodges EEOC's Race Bias Suit Due To Jurisdiction

Law360, New York (October 24, 2012, 4:06 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal judge on Wednesday removed Bass Pro Inc. from an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission racial discrimination suit, saying the court did not have personal jurisdiction over the Springfield, Mo.-based sporting goods company, but left two other defendants in the case.

U.S. District Judge Keith P. Ellison dismissed BPI without prejudice, allowing the EEOC an opportunity to conduct further jurisdictional discovery for BPI subsidiary Tracker Marine Retail LLC. Judge Ellison determined that the company’s relationship with its other subsidiary that operates mostly in Texas, defendant...
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