Racial Bias Suit to Proceed Against Atlanta Restaurant

February 11, 2011  |  

(AJC) — Lawsuits filed by a former NBA player and an Atlanta lawyer which contend they were kicked out of a Buckhead restaurant because they were black can go to trial, a federal judge has ruled.  In a decision issued Wednesday, U.S. Magistrate Janet King rejected requests by the Tavern at Phipps to dismiss allegations that the restaurant violated civil rights public accommodation laws during the Aug. 11, 2006, incident.

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