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Friday, January 21, 2011

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issued one Indiana ruling today

In Sutherland v. Wal-Mart Stores (SD Ind., Lawrence), a 12-page opinion, Judge Kanne writes:

Maria Sutherland sued Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., in federal district court. Her allegations included maintenance of a hostile work environment based on sex discrimination and retaliation for reporting sex discrimination, both in violation of Title VII; violation of the Indiana Civil Rights Law; battery and confinement; intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress; constructive discharge; promissory estoppel; and negligent retention. The district court granted summary judgment to Walmart as to each of Sutherland’s claims. Sutherland appealed the grant of summary judgment as to her hostile work environment and negligent infliction of emotional distress claims. We affirm.

Sutherland did not present evidence that would allow a jury to conclude Walmart is liable for the assault committed against her by Aguas. Therefore, we AFFIRM the district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of Walmart.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on January 21, 2011 11:10 AM
Posted to Ind. (7th Cir.) Decisions