Discrimination lawsuit is revived against Dillard’s (Kansas City Star)

Appeals court reverses ruling in case alleging store clerk uttered racial slur to shoppers.

A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that a Kansas City couple could pursue its racial discrimination lawsuit against the Dillard’s department store company.

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower-court judge, who had thrown out a lawsuit filed by Rodney and Charlan Green in 2004.

The Greens, who are African-Americans, contended that a Dillard’s employee used a racial slur while they sought to purchase a wristwatch at Metro North Mall in August 2002. That, according to the lawsuit, violated their right “to make and enforce contracts” under federal civil rights laws.

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