EEOC, Chemtura Race Bias Suit Tossed

Law360, New York (July 8, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has dismissed claims that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission brought against Chemtura Corp., saying the agency failed to prove that the bankrupt company exercised enough control over a subsidiary accused of discriminating against black workers to be liable for those claims.

Judge Harry F. Barnes of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas granted Chemtura's request for summary judgment Tuesday in the dispute over its Great Lakes Chemical Corp. unit and dropped the EEOC's claims without prejudice.

The EEOC...
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