Wells Fargo Can't Duck Black Atty's Suit Over N-Word Incident

Law360 (December 3, 2020, 4:23 PM EST) -- A federal judge in Florida preserved a Black attorney's discrimination suit against Wells Fargo alleging a former bank employee called him the N-word, finding the bank must face the attorney's accusation that he wasn't able to open a business account due to his race.

U.S. District Judge Tom Barber on Wednesday denied Wells Fargo NA's bid to get rid of Benndrick Charles Watson's suit, rejecting for now the bank's argument that it did not refuse to open an account for Watson in April 2019 in Tampa, Florida.

The judge found that Watson, as a racial minority, has argued that being called...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Attached Documents

Related Sections

Case Information

Case Title

Subscribers Only

Case Number

Subscribers Only


Subscribers Only

Nature of Suit

Subscribers Only


Subscribers Only

Date Filed

Subscribers Only

Law Firms


Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!