Supreme Court Won't Hear National Oilwell Racism Claims

Law360, Houston (October 30, 2017, 2:32 PM EDT) -- A group of African-American employees who accused National Oilwell Varco LP of race-based employment discrimination, and had argued to the U.S. Supreme Court that comments and arguments made by National Oilwell's counsel at trial were wrongly admitted and prevented them from getting a fair trial, were denied in their bid for review Monday.

In orders released Monday, the nation's high court denied a petition for writ of certiorari from the group of eight employees, who had asked the court to intervene in September. The employees argued that a Fifth Circuit panel in April wrongly held that their arguments about the trial...

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