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Baltimore discrimination lawsuit claims Saudi royals requested non-black drivers
Baltimore discrimination lawsuit claims Saudi royals requested non-black drivers

Four former drivers for Baltimore-based ZBest Limousine have filed a federal lawsuit alleging the company and an international hotel chain discriminated against them by acquiescing to a staffing request from members of the Saudi royal family. The four African-American men contend in the lawsuit filed July 10 that the Saudis were staying for an extended period of time at the InterContinental Harbor Court Baltimore in 2011 when the hotel's parent company at the time, International Hotels Group, contracted ZBest to provide transportation for the family. The "lucrative, long-term" contract, the lawsuit alleged, came with the condition, requested by the Saudis, that their drivers...

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