Isome v. Gold Car Lending Inc.

Full title: ISOME v. GOLD CAR LENDING INC

Court: United States District Court, M.D. Georgia

CASE NO. 4:10-CV-83 (CDL).

Date published: Nov 17, 2011

Fact:

Plaintiffs are former employees of Defendant Gil’s Auto Sales, Inc. (“Gil’s”). Plaintiffs claim that Gil’s terminated them because of their race, in violation of 42 U.S.C. ยง 1981. Gil’s contends that Plaintiffs were terminated for poor performance. Presently pending before the Court is Defendants’ Motion for Summary Judgment (ECF No. 15). For the reasons set forth below, the motion is granted.

Issue:

  • The main issue in the case is whether Plaintiffs’ termination was based on racial discrimination, as they claimed, or on poor performance, as argued by the Defendants.
  • Another issue is whether Plaintiffs provided sufficient evidence to establish pretext for discrimination, given Defendants’ articulated legitimate nondiscriminatory reason for termination.

Decision:

  • The court granted Defendants’ Motion for Summary Judgment.
  • The court concluded that Plaintiffs failed to produce sufficient evidence to establish pretext for discrimination.
  • Defendants’ articulated legitimate nondiscriminatory reason for termination, poor performance, was accepted by the court as the basis for Plaintiffs’ termination.
  • Plaintiffs’ claims of racial discrimination were dismissed.

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