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Risch v. Royal Oak Police Dep't, No. 08-1883

In plaintiff's gender discrimination action under Title VII against the police department, summary judgment for defendants is reversed and remanded as plaintiff, a patrol officer and a seventeen-year veteran with the department, had arguably superior qualification than the two successful applicants who received the promotions as detectives and produced other probative evidence of gender discrimination.  

Read Risch v. Royal Oak Police Dep't, No. 08-1883

Appellate Information

Argued: August 4, 2009

Decided and Filed: September 23, 2009


Opinion by Judge Moore


For Appellant:  Richard I. Lippitt, Law Office of Richard I. Lippitt, PC of Milford, Michigan

For Appellee:  Karen M. Daley, Cummings, McClorey, Davis & Acho, PLC, of Livonia, Michigan