Sanctions Sought Against Paula Deen Race Bias Accuser

Law360, New York (June 25, 2013, 3:01 PM EDT) -- Celebrity chef Paula Deen's harassment dispute with a former employee, in which Deen admitted during a deposition to having used the N-word, took another turn Friday when a lawyer asked for sanctions against the plaintiff, asserting that she lacks standing to bring race bias claims.

In the high-profile lawsuit — which targets Deen, her brother and Uncle Bubba's Seafood and Oyster House Inc., a restaurant they co-own, as well as other companies owned by Deen — former restaurant employee Lisa Jackson alleges that she was sexually...
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