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Tavern at Phipps Being Sued For Racial Bias

tavern.jpgA federal civil-rights trial featuring NBA All-Star Joe Barry Carrol and Joseph Shaw versus The Tavern at Phipps is underway according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Carrol claims he and Shaw were thrown out of the restaurant in 2006 after refusing to relinquish their seats to some women at the bar because "they were not ready to leave." The restaurant's representation claims that "in actuality the two men were demanding discrimination in their favor." Carrol and Shaw's lawyer, Jeffrey Bramlett, "claims the restaurant had an unwritten policy of trying to dampen the black presence in the restaurant and instead wanted to cater to white businessmen and 'well-endowed women.'" [AJC]

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3500 Peachtree Road Northeast, , GA 30326 (404) 814-9640 Visit Website

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