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At The Palm Batista Was In Line To Be Served But Caucasian Picked SDNY Litigation Ensues

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SDNY COURTHOUSE, June 9 – Luis Batista began work as a Server Assistant at The Palm at 250 West 50th Street in October 2016. But he wanted to be a server. He was told he might well be promoted as The Palm "seeks to promote from within."  

 But The Palm went outside and hired a Caucasian J. Fortney, "with zero prior restaurant experience."

Batista sued.

  On June 9 U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge Lewis J. Liman held a proceeding. His deputy, once with the mediation program, asked who was on the line. "Inner City Press, not a participant." 

  Judge Liman listened to the two sides, then urged them to avail themselves of the assigned Magistrate Judge, Kevin N. Fox. He also set the end of discovery at September 21, with another conference on October 1.

The case is Batista v. Palm West Corporation et al., 19-cv-04455 (Liman).


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