Court grants summary disposition on employee's retaliation claim.
The Plaintiff sued the University of Michigan, his employer, arguing that it had retaliated against him for raising a disability issue. He had previously sued in federal court under Title VII, and the the employer had been granted summary disposition. When he brought a separate action in state court, the court concluded that his current claim was necessarily wiped out by the ruling in the federal court action. The court held that the federal court's prior ruling that the plaintiff could not establish that the defendant's actions were "pretextual" applied equally in the instant case.