N.J. Law Irrelevant In Race Case V. Sears: EEOC

Law360, New York (September 21, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is trying to prevent Sears Roebuck and Co. from entering evidence regarding a New Jersey auto repair law in defense of a discrimination lawsuit filed over the firing of a black store manager.

The EEOC filed a motion on Thursday to exclude any evidence regarding the illegality of alleged deceptive automotive repairs, asserting that Sears never claimed illegality as an affirmative defense in the case.

Sears fired Edwin Broadard, a former manager of a Sears store in Maple Shade, N.J. He...
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