The state appeals court has ruled against a 54-year-old retired state trooper who alleged discrimination.
Edward Kabarowski had 24 years of experience when he sued in 2003. He claimed he had been passed over for five promotional opportunities because of his age and race.
A Livingston County judge dismissed the earliest age discrimination claims because the statute of limitations had run out, but denied a state police motion to dismiss the other four.
In its decision, the appellate court ruled that Kabarowski had no basis to assert racial bias.
They reversed the trial court's decision and returned the case with instructions to grant the motion to dismiss Kabarowski's remaining claims.