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Prof's Discrimination Claims Rejected

Law360 (August 30, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Most of the claims in a black history professor's discrimination suit against Union Theological Seminary were tossed by a federal judge's summary judgment.

In his 70-page amended complaint filed in May 2006, over a year after the first complaint, Michael Wesley Frierson-Harris accused the seminary — and its president Joseph C. Hough, most of its tenured faculty, a moving company, a handful of lawyers and others — of targeting, conspiring against and firing him on the basis of his racial background.

But Judge Denise Cote of...
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