Cracker Barrel Case: Spotlight On Redundant Laws

Law360, New York (June 24, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- U..S. Supreme Court decisions are usually important, if not groundbreaking. However, it is hard to say if the Court’s recent decision in the CBOCS case is either. (“CBOCS” is better known as “Cracker Barrel,” to those of us who delight in highway rest-stop dining).

The Court’s May 27, 2008, decision in CBOCS West Inc. v. Humphries involves an employment discrimination claim by Hedrick G. Humphries, a former Cracker Barrel assistant manager. Humphries claims he was terminated on the basis of his race (black) and because he...
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