With relation to the 2006 lawsuit, the Michigan Court of Appeals denies to offer any class-action status involving six hundreds of men who claim they were denied promotions in state government because of race or ethnicity.
The court declared on last Friday that each case needs to be examined on its own, not as a class.
The courts decision also overturns a ruling by an Ingham County judge in a lawsuit against the state Department of Human Services.
The lawsuit was filed in 2006 on behalf of at least 600 men who are black, Hispanic, Arabic or Asian. The lawsuit claim that unfortunately there is a culture of discrimination against this 600 men observed in the department.