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Carnell Construction Corporation v. Danville Redevelopment & Housing Authority, 13-1143

Judgment entered in favor of plaintiff "minority-owned" corporation on its claims of race discrimination, retaliation, and breach of contract are: 1) affirmed in part, where a corporation can acquire a racial identity and establish standing to seek a remedy for alleged race discrimination under Title VI, but the district court properly dismissed one of the defendants from liability on the plaintiff's race discrimination claims, 2) vacated in part and remanded with respect to plaintiff's race discrimination and retaliation claims, where the district court abused its discretion in permitting the use of particular impeachment evidence, which should have been excluded as unfairly prejudicial under Federal Rule of Evidence 403; and 3) affirmed in part, where the district court properly reduced certain damages awarded to the plaintiff on its contract claims, but the strict notice requirements of the Virginia Public Procurement Act required the court to narrow further the scope of recoverable contract damages.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 03/06/2014
  • Published 03/06/2014




  • United States Fourth Circuit


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