Race Case Against Target Will Go Forward

Law360, New York (August 24, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Expanding the battle between Target Corp. and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday the U.S. retail giant must face charges of racial discrimination, overturning a lower court’s decision to toss the case.

The decision, reached unanimously by a three-judge panel in Chicago’s U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, was a major setback for Target, which was sued by the EEOC in February 2002.

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of four black job applicants who claim that in...
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