Judge Dismisses Discrimination Lawsuit Against Wyoming Health Fairs
A federal judge dismissed a man's racial discrimination lawsuit against the Casper-based Wyoming Health Fairs, according to court records.
Kaiser Cunningham II requested the dismissal of the lawsuit he filed in early April, and Chief U.S. District Court Judge Nancy Freudenthal agreed in the order filed Wednesday.
The lawsuit was dismissed with prejudice, meaning that it cannot be brought back to court. Freudenthal ordered both sides to pay for their own legal costs.
However, neither Cunningham's request nor Freudenthal's order gave any reasons why he wanted his case dismissed.
In his complaint filed April 3, Cunningham’s attorney Bruce Moats said the lawsuit is about an African American employee of Wyoming Health Fairs who was terminated the day after he complained to a co-worker about racial harassment.
Cunningham sought damages for lost wages, and non-monetary damages such as emotional distress he suffered as a result of the defendants.
Wyoming Health Fairs serves about 65,000 people a year with blood screenings and wellness programs, according to its website.
It denied the allegations, saying Cunningham was asked to resign for being drunk and threatening people, according to its response in federal court documents.