Judge Tosses Race Bias Claims Against Canon USA

Law360, New York (June 21, 2011, 3:51 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Tuesday nixed all claims against Canon USA Inc. in a putative class action accusing a Canon subsidiary of discriminating against black sales representatives, and ruled that some of the allegations against the subsidiary were time-barred.

U.S. District Judge Thomas C. Platt ruled that camera maker Canon USA was not liable for the actions of its subsidiary Canon Business Solutions Inc., and dismissed all claims against the parent company. The court also held that several of the named plaintiffs’ claims against...
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