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Friday, May 29, 2009

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Lucero v. Nettle Creek School Corp. (SD Ind., Judge Young), a 24-page opinion, Judge Flaum writes:
Plaintiff Sharon Lucero taught English to 12th grade students during the 2003-04 school year. In the summer of 2004, she was assigned to teach English to 7th graders instead. Following her reassignment, Lucero filed discrimination charges against her school system, its administrators, and members of the school board of trustees. Lucero brought eleven separate claims. The district court granted summary judgment for defen- dants on all claims. Lucero appealed, and we now affirm. * * *

Based on the evidence in the record, summary judgment in favor of defendants was proper on Lucero’s retaliation, discrimination, hostile work environment, and breach of contract claims. Moreover, the district court did not abuse its discretion in striking Lucero’s first brief in response to defendants’ motion for summary judgment. We AFFIRM the decision of the district court.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on May 29, 2009 11:42 AM
Posted to Ind. (7th Cir.) Decisions