3 p.m., Nov. 13
Appeals court reinstates discrimination case against Ace Parking
Superior court wrongly dismissed racial, age discrimination complaints
Richard Hodges, an African American aged 63, claimed in a Superior Court suit that he was wrongfully terminated by Ace Parking in 2009, ostensibly because of a business slowdown, but actually as a result of racial and age discrimination, harassment, and retaliation by the company and two of its employees who supervised him. Superior Court dismissed Hodges's complaint, which had he filed on behalf of himself. On May 20, the Fourth District Court of Appeals reinstated his claim of racial and age discrimination, but agreed with the trial court on the other claims. The case has been remanded for further proceedings.