Race Discrimination

Hardeman v. Amtrak, U.S. District Court, N. D. Cal. The firm defended Amtrak in a race discrimination action brought by a former Amtrak train engineer alleging disparate discipline in connection with his suspension and subsequent termination. The court granted the firm’s motion for summary judgment directed to the termination claim, rejecting plaintiff’s assertion that he had been disciplined differently than similarly-situated engineers of other races. The remnant suspension claim settled shortly thereafter.