6th Circ. Revives Mich. Officer's Retaliation Claim

Law360, New York (March 14, 2014, 7:34 PM EDT) -- The Sixth Circuit on Thursday revived a retaliation claim lodged by a former Kalamazoo, Mich., public safety officer despite upholding the dismissal of his discrimination claims, finding that the district court had improperly failed to assess the retaliation claim separately.  

The appeals court found that in granting summary judgment to the city in former officer Mark Laster's lawsuit, a Michigan federal court had analyzed the plaintiff's claim only in the context of a race discrimination claim and a First Amendment retaliation claim even though the suit,...
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