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October 27, 1995 | HOPE HAMASHIGE
An Orange County couple have filed a lawsuit against Fletcher Jones Motorcars Inc., a Mercedes-Benz dealership, alleging that a sale gone bad turned defamatory when a salesman screamed at them as they left the dealership, "Don't be such a Jew." Robert and Risa Groux state in a lawsuit filed in Orange County Superior Court that they went to Fletcher Jones Mercedes-Benz in Newport Beach on Aug. 5, intending to buy two new automobiles to celebrate the birth of their first child.
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January 15, 1986 | JANET RAE-DUPREE, Times Staff Writer
A Canoga Park man who was prevented from helping his 5-year-old daughter try on clothes in a J. C. Penney dressing room went to court Tuesday, charging the store violated their civil rights. Mothers, he said, can go into dressing rooms with their small sons. John Hamilton said in an interview that, on Nov. 22, he was helping his daughter, Leah, try on clothes in the Northridge Penney store when sales personnel told him he must leave the dressing room.
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July 26, 1991 | TERRY PRISTIN
A 26-year-old former beauty contestant filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging that Miss America Pageant rules discriminate against deaf people by discouraging them from using a sign-language interpreter. Julie Rems, a deaf social worker from Sherman Oaks, contended at a news conference that her chances of winning this year's Miss Culver City Scholarship Pageant were thwarted last March when she insisted on using an interpreter despite rules barring contestants from receiving assistance onstage.
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June 19, 1986 | From a Times Staff Writer
The state Supreme Court on Wednesday unanimously let stand a broad appellate court ruling that could require all Rotary clubs in California to admit women. A lawyer for the Illinois-based Rotary International said he was surprised that none of the justices voted to review the state Court of Appeal opinion issued last March. "It is our intention to go to the U.S. Supreme Court on it," William John Kennedy said.
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May 2, 2009 | Jessica Garrison
The California Supreme Court has let stand a lower court ruling that allowed a private religious school to expel two 16-year-old girls for having a "bond of intimacy" that was "characteristic of a lesbian relationship." The girls had sued California Lutheran High School, contending that the Riverside County school had violated a state anti-discrimination law.
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July 26, 1986 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
A man who said he was turned down for an apartment because of his political affiliation filed suit Friday, seeking a court order that would require the state to take action on a variety of discrimination complaints not specifically covered by state law.
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July 26, 1986 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
A man who said he was turned down for an apartment because of his political affiliation filed suit Friday, seeking a court order that would require the state to take action on a variety of discrimination complaints not specifically covered by state law.
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August 16, 2012 | By Martha Groves, Los Angeles Times
The Hotel Shangri-La in Santa Monica and its owner discriminated against members of a Jewish organization at a charitable event two years ago, a jury in Santa Monica determined Wednesday. The case was brought by young leaders of the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces, who had gathered on the afternoon of July 11, 2010, at the Art Deco hotel. Soon after their party got underway around the pool, hotel staff and security guards began telling group members to remove their literature and banners, to get out of the pool and hot tub, and to stop handing out T-shirts, according to legal documents and testimony.
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September 4, 1986 | BOB POOL, Times Staff Writer
Complaining that the pricing policy at a nudist camp in Topanga Canyon takes the shirt off men's backs, a Pasadena man on Wednesday sued the camp for sex discrimination. Alejandro Crespi, 56, alleged that Elysium Fields violates the state's Unruh Civil Rights Act by charging men more than women to cavort in the nude on its secluded seven-acre grounds.
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