Lewis Rice Defends Graybar against Federal Disability and Race Discrimination Claims

Plaintiff filed a case in the Circuit Court of Madison County, Mississippi, asserting federal disability and race discrimination claims, as well as state law claims for defamation and breach of an alleged employment contract. Graybar removed the case to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi on May 2, 2014, where it is currently pending. Graybar has filed a Motion to Dismiss and Motion for Summary Judgment on all counts, which are currently pending. The case is set for trial on July 18, 2016.

While this case is still pending, key decisions included the removal of the case to federal court, and a targeted and well-executed discovery plan. This allowed us to represent our client in an efficient and effective manner. We are optimistic that summary judgment will be granted, or that we will be in a good position to successfully try this case in front of a jury in July. Neal Perryman serves as lead counsel on this case.