Judge tosses racial discrimination suit against CNN, Time Warner

Judge tosses racial discrimination suit against CNN, Time Warner
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A Georgia federal judge dismissed a class-action racial discrimination lawsuit filed by one current and one former CNN employee against the network's parent company Time Warner.

The lawsuit had alleged racial discrimination at the news organization for more than 20 years, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 

CNN is headquartered in Atlanta. 

The two black men who filed the lawsuit alleged they were compensated less than their white co-workers, were denied promotions and pay increases and that the “Defendants have engaged in a pattern and practice of racial discrimination in performance evaluations, compensations, promotions and terminations."

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In addition to the two men who filed the suit, more than 190 people participated in the class-action suit, according to attorney Daniel Meachum. 

"Black people are still being discriminated against at CNN and Turner and Time Warner and this order does not put an end to that discrimination," Meachum said in a statement. 

"So we will endeavor to get our clients their day in court. Our heads may be bloodied but unbowed."

U.S. District Court Judge William Duffey Jr. wrote in his decision that the legal complaint “is fraught with conclusory claims, unsupported by factual allegations sufficient to support the inferences claimed by Plaintiffs.” 

Meachum said he will refile.