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Judge tosses ex-Salem vendor's discrimination suit

Monday - 10/1/2012, 4:37pm  ET

ROANOKE, Va. - A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit that accused Salem officials of discriminating against a former vendor.

Yvonne Henderson filed the lawsuit in 2008. The lawsuit claimed Henderson was banned from the Salem Farmers Market because she is black.

U.S. District Judge James Turk dismissed the lawsuit Monday.

The lawsuit had been scheduled to go to trial later this month. Henderson's lawyers and the city told the court in a filing last week that they agreed to lawsuit's dismissal.

Henderson's attorney, Terry Grimes, tells The Roanoke Times that the lawsuit was settled. He declined to provide details but said the terms were favorable to both parties.


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