Appeals Court Dismisses Wells Fargo Title VII Case

Law360, New York (September 14, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has struck down a case in which an African-American woman claimed that Wells Fargo & Co. fired her because of her race, granting the financial services company a win.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit ruled Tuesday that plaintiff Shirdena Twymon failed to show direct evidence of racial animus and failed to discredit Wells Fargo’s stated rationale for firing her.

The Eighth Circuit upheld a district court judge’s decision to grant summary judgment to Wells Fargo in Iowa, where...
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