state, and municipal statutes and regulations
prohibit discrimination on the basis of race or
color. Strict compliance with administrative prerequisites
and statutes of limitations are necessary to preserve
such claims. The lawyers at Burr & Smith,
L.L.P. can assist you in determining if you have
been a victim of race discrimination.
at Black College Reunion Settle Lawsuit Against
Adam's Mark Hotel
In 1999, Burr & Smith, L.L.P. sued the Adam's
Mark Hotel chain on behalf of individuals who
experienced discriminatory treatment when they
visited or attempted to stay at the Adam's Mark
Hotel to attend the Black College Reunion. The
case settled in December 2001 for $2.1 million
dollars, $600,000 of which was earmarked for four
historically black colleges in Florida, to pay
for scholarships or business management programs.
Employees Settle Race Discrimination Case
Before joining Charles Burr in practice, Sam Smith
practiced law at the Law Office of Thomas A. Warren
in Tallahassee, Florida, where he represented
employees who sued for race discrimination in
recruiting, hiring, promotion and treatment in
Haynes v. Shoney's, Inc., No. 89-30093-RV (N.D.Fla.
1993). The Shoney's plaintiffs obtained a settlement
of $132.5 million dollars, one of the largest
monetary recoveries ever awarded in a Title VII
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