PARKS v George Heartwell and CITY OF GRAND RAPIDS

United States District Court, Western District, Southern Division Case No. 1:14-cv-1285. When the city of Grand Rapids terminated the city clerk she sued, alleging race and gender discrimination. Because she was an appointee the plaintiff was not entitled to Title VII protection, as RSJA successfully asserted in its motion to dismiss noting, among other things, that the newly appointed replacement clerk was also African American and female.