Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Joe Barry Carroll Lawsuit Can Go Forward

((HT: AJC/Rankin))

A lawsuit that claims Joe Barry Carroll and an Atlanta lawyer-friend of Carroll were kicked out of an Atlanta restaurant because they were black will go to trial.

U.S. Magistrate Janet King has rejected the idea by the restaurant to dismiss on the grounds that Carroll and his friend, Joseph Shaw's, civil rights were violated. But Shaw and Carroll didn't get out of court unscathed. King criticized them for making unsubstantiated allegations in their briefs and dismissed two other claims.

U.S. District Judge Thomas Thrash will get the case next.

The whole idea behind the case is that the two were at the bar at the Tavern. Two women, who were white, wanted to sit at the bar. The bartender offered Carroll and Shaw free drinks to move, but they chose not to do so.

It came out in discovery that the restaurant has ((kind of)) an unwritten rule, as divulged by a former employee, about making sure that more attractive women need to be showcased to draw in more attractive women and "desired clientele"- so to speak...

Here's your JBC flashback with the 1987 NBA Playoffs and the LA Lakers...
((HT: NBA/NBATV/Turner Sports/tjhunt76))

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