Corporations Can Claim Racial Discrimination: 4th Circ.

Law360, Los Angeles (March 6, 2014, 9:00 PM EST) -- A Fourth Circuit panel found Thursday that a company can have a racial identity and sue for racial discrimination, siding with a minority-owned Virginia contractor claiming a municipal housing authority discriminated against it while working on a public housing project.

Judge Barbara Milano Keenan, writing for a split panel, ruled that Carnell Construction Corp. could sue under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, despite language in a U.S. Supreme Court case that corporations could not be the target of racial discrimination. The Danville Redevelopment &...
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