7th Circ. Revives Nurse's Race Bias Suit

Law360, New York (July 20, 2010, 7:12 PM EDT) -- In a case that pits a health care worker’s right to a nondiscriminatory workplace against a patient’s demand for white-only health care providers, a federal appeals court on Tuesday reversed a lower court's ruling in favor of a nursing home that acquiesced to a resident's racial preferences.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit found that the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana had wrongly granted summary judgment to Plainfield Healthcare Center in a case brought by Brenda Chaney, a black...
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