Federal judge tosses Kansas City case
KANSAS CITY (AP) - A federal judge has dismissed a class-action lawsuit filed by two African-American men who claimed there was a pattern of racial discrimination at a downtown Kansas City entertainment district.
The Kansas City Star reports U.S. District Senior Judge Ortrie Smith on Monday threw out the second count of the two-count lawsuit filed on behalf of Dante A.R. Combs, of Overland Park, Kansas, and Adam S. Williams of Edmond, Oklahoma. The other count was dismissed last year.
Combs and Williams claimed they were victims of discrimination while visiting the Kansas City Power & Light District in 2010 and 2011.
In his order filed in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Smith said he found no evidence to support their claims against Power & Light owner Cordish Co. and its affiliates.