EEOC Report Struck From Duke Energy Racism Suit

Law360, New York (June 15, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Dealing a blow to a former employee suing Duke Energy Carolinas LLC and a staffing agency for racial discrimination, a federal judge has struck certain allegations from the record, ruling that findings by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission are highly prejudicial and immaterial to the case.

On Thursday, Judge Robert J. Conrad Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina granted the defendants’ bid to strike numerous paragraphs from the complaint, deeming references to the EEOC’s report on the alleged...
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