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Black women booted from Napa Valley wine train settle suit
By AP
Published April 27, 2016
Photo by Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group via AP

Photo by Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group via AP

A group of mostly black women who filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against the Napa Valley Wine Train have settled the case for an undisclosed amount.

The group’s attorney, Waukeen McCoy, told the San Jose Mercury News Monday the two parties reached a settlement last week. He says the settlement amount is confidential.

The 11 women, 10 black and one white, said they had gathered on the train to discuss a romance novel but that before the train left the station in Napa, a train employee asked them to quiet down because they were offending other passengers.

When the train reached St. Helena, they were escorted off the train into a dirt lot where police were waiting, according to the suit.

The women sought $11 million in damages.

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