March 2015

In March 2015, Peter Bolvig obtained summary judgment in a race discrimination and retaliation case in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. The Plaintiff contended that he was retaliated against by his employer, our client, as a result of his having made Charges of Discrimination and filing a racial discrimination lawsuit against a previous employer. He theorized that his previous employer was our client’s only customer, and when it was discovered that the Plaintiff was working for our client, his previous employer advised our client of the prior issues and suggested or pressured our client to terminate the Plaintiff in retaliation for his prior conduct, which would be protected under the applicable law. We essentially contended that there was no evidence suggesting that the Plaintiff was terminated in retaliation for his prior Charges against his previous employer. Instead, Plaintiff was terminated for misuse of the company credit card. The case is currently on appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.