Monday, April 9, 2007

No Apology Needed - I'll Sue Anyway

The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a grant of summary judgment for a store owner in a case where a customer was offended by a clerk's racial slur. Another clerk and a sales manager immediately apologized, the offending clerk was fired, and the store repeatedly made other gestures of consolation as well. Yet the Eighth Circuit reversed because it thought a jury might be able to find the store negligent anyway.

PS, the suit is for $5 million.

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