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Hooters Girl, Fired for Hair Color, Gets $250,000 Award

Hooters restaurants’ “image policy” is discriminatory against black waitresses, an arbitrator has ruled in awarding $250,000 to a black former server at Harborplace who alleged she was fired for having blond highlights in her hair.
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Civil Rights

Civil Rights The attorneys at Brown, Goldstein & Levy have a long history of representing clients who have had their civil rights violated. We have successfully enforced constitutional and statutory rights that protect individuals from discrimination in the workplace, in public accommodations, in housing, in education, and at the polling place, and to protect our
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Brown, Goldstein & Levy Ranked in 2015 “Best Law Firms”

Brown, Goldstein & Levy was ranked by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in the “Best Law Firms” list in 13 metropolitan categories and 5 national categories.
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National Federation of the Blind Reaches Agreement with U.S. Department of Education

Dan Goldstein & Jessie Weber represented The National Federation of the Blind and three individuals in an agreement with the U.S. Department of Education that will make student loan information accessible to blind Americans.
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Brown, Goldstein & Levy, LLP Ranked in 2014 “Best Law Firms”

Brown, Goldstein & Levy was ranked Tier 1 in ten areas in the 2014 “Best Law Firms” list by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®.
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African-American “Hooters Girl” Sues After Being Fired for “Unnatural” Hair Color

Jessie Weber is representing Farryn Johnson, a former employee of the Harborplace Hooters restaurant, who filed a charge of discrimination against Hooters for applying a different and more restrictive set of rules regarding hair styling for African-American women than for women of other races.
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Parents Sue Over Death of Man With Down Syndrome

Joseph B. Espo and Sharon Krevor-Weisbaum filed a lawsuit on behalf of the parents of Robert Ethan Saylor, a man with developmental disabilities who died as a result of being handcuffed and restrained by three off-duty Frederick County Sheriff’s Deputies.
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Court Explains Ruling on Splitting Stent Cases

Andy Levy successfully convinced Maryland’s highest court, the Court of Appeals, that Baltimore County’s chief judge overstepped his authority by reversing another judge’s decision in the Mark Midei/St. Joseph Medical Center stent litigation.
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Matthias Niska

Matthias Niska Associate Profile Matthias Niska joined Brown, Goldstein & Levy in November 2012. His practice comprises a broad range of civil and criminal litigation, including employment discrimination cases, business and contractual disputes, criminal sentencing and post-conviction matters, civil and criminal appeals, and professional disciplinary proceedings. Legally blind since birth, Matthias also brings a special
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