Women Booted From Napa Valley Train Settle Discrimination Lawsuit

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by Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A group of mostly black women who filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against the Napa Valley Wine Train have settled the case for an undisclosed amount.

The group’s attorney, Waukeen McCoy, told the San Jose Mercury News on Monday the two parties reached a settlement last week. He says the settlement amount is confidential.

The 11 women, 10 black and one white, said they had gathered on the train to discuss a romance novel. But before the train left the station in Napa, a train employee asked them to quiet down because they were offending other passengers, the women said.

When the train reached St. Helena, they were escorted off the train into a dirt lot where police were waiting, according to the lawsuit.

The women sought $11 million in damages.

article via http://thegrio.com/2016/04/19/black-women-napa-valley-wine-train-settle-lawsuit/

3 Comments

  • Jeanne January 24, 2020 - 11:49 am Reply

    I hope they got that and more! They deserve it!

  • Theresia January 24, 2020 - 9:12 pm Reply

    Jesus said there would be days like that. But, guess what? People get paid for days like that now. So keep on discriminating, and we will keep on getting paid.

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