United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
466 F.3d 65 (2d Cir. 2006)
Gale Nestor (plaintiff) brought an action against United Technologies Corporation, Pratt & Whitney Division (Pratt) (defendant) for employment discrimination in the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CCHRO). Nestor won. Pratt appealed to the Connecticut Superior Court and the Connecticut Appellate Court; both affirmed. The Connecticut Supreme Court denied Pratt’s petition for certification. The United States Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC), issued a right-to-sue letter, and Nestor sued in the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq. (Title VII), seeking damages and attorneys’ fees, which were not available in the CCHRO. Pratt’s motion for summary judgment on the ground that the claim was barred by res judicata was granted. Nestor appealed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Jacobs, J.)
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