Judge allows Culver’s discrimination lawsuit to proceed

Judge allows Culver’s discrimination lawsuit to proceed

Former franchisee says company prevented restaurant opening in black neighborhood

A former Culver’s franchisee who has charged the Prairie du Sac, Wis.-based burger chain with discrimination after it refused to allow him to build a location on Chicago’s South Side will be able to argue his case at trial, a federal judge ruled this week.

U.S. District Judge Thomas Durkin refused to dismiss a case brought about by former franchisee Michael Wilbern, which should enable the case to proceed to trial.

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