6th Circ. Revives Race Bias Class Action Against Humana

Law360, New York (July 2, 2012, 7:58 PM EDT) -- The Sixth Circuit on Monday revived a former manager's proposed class action accusing Humana Inc. of a pattern of employment discrimination against African-American managers, finding the plaintiff had sufficiently alleged her claims.

The three-judge panel ruled that a lower court in Kentucky had improperly dismissed the suit filed by former Humana director Kathryn Keys, finding she had adequately alleged both her individual race discrimination claim and her class action claim and that both should be defined further through the discovery process.

The appeals court sent the...
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