Judge Tosses Race-Bias Suits Against Frito-Lay

Law360, New York (September 27, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has dismissed 19 civil rights cases brought by former Frito-Lay Inc. employees who claimed the snack maker closed down a plant in Jackson, Miss. in retaliation for workers’ complaints about racial discrimination that allegedly continued for more than 20 years.

U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate granted Frito-Lay’s motion for summary judgment on Monday. Judge Wingate pointed out numerous flaws in the plaintiffs’ case and rejected their claim that the Jackson facility’s closing was an act of discrimination that violated Title VII....
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