Benjamin Moore Smears Suit That Paints Co. As Racist

By Aaron Vehling (July 22, 2014, 5:04 PM EDT) -- Benjamin Moore & Co. on Monday fired back in New Jersey state court at a former manager's claims that the company named racially insulting paint colors after him, accusing the former employee of filing the discrimination suit maliciously in a bid to extort money.

Benjamin Moore says Clinton Tucker lied in the media and elsewhere when he alleged last month that the company named its "Clinton Brown" and "Tucker Chocolate" colors after him as part of a widespread practice of discriminative behavior. The company has produced Clinton Brown since at least 2003 and has licensed Tucker Chocolate from the Colonial Williamsburg...

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