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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one "Indiana" decision today [Updated]

In Angela Tyson v. Gannett Co (Southern District of Illinois [sic], Indianapolis Division—Richard L. Young, Judge), a 7-page opinion, Judge Coffey writes:

Plaintiff Angela Tyson sued her employer Gannett Company, Inc., alleging that it had discriminated against her on the basis of her race—she is black—and disability and further retaliated against her for filing a disability charge of discrimination by refusing to let her return to work when she wanted to after she had suffered a back injury. During the course of the litigation, she abandoned all avenues of relief except for her two race discrimination claims brought under 42 U.S.C. § 1981 and 42 U.S.C. § 2000e-2. The district court granted summary judgment in favor of Gannett on both claims. The court found that Tyson failed to make out a prima facie case because she failed to present sufficient evidence to establish that a similarly situated white employee was treated more favorably. We affirm.
[Updated 8/25/08] The Court has posted this correction.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on August 19, 2008 01:07 PM
Posted to Ind. (7th Cir.) Decisions