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Race Discrimination

Federal, 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.

Attendees 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.

Shoney's 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 case.

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