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Civil rights claim based on Middle Eastern origin is summarily dismissed

In Wayne State University v. Bannoura, the Michigan Court of Appeals affirmed the summary disposition of the Defendant's counter-claim against the University arising out of his café operation in the University's undergraduate library.  WSU's eviction action had previously been terminated in Bannoura's favor, and he maintained in his counter-claim that he was a victim of ethnic discrimination.  The Circuit Court had granted the University summary disposition of the latter claim, as well.   The court refused to consider an "arguably inappropriate inquiry" by an unknown university employee into the ethnicity of another employee as evidence corroborating Bannoura's claim.

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