Appeals Court Tosses Applicant's Discrimination Suit

Law360, New York (August 10, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- An appeals court has affirmed a lower court decision dismissing a suit brought by a man who alleged he was passed over for the president position at Des Moines Area Community College because he was black.

In its decision Wednesday, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit affirmed a ruling by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa that tossed the claim brought by Fred Gilbert.

Gilbert's dispute with DMACC dates back to May 2003 when the...
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