Bloom defends discrimination allegations against The Tavern at Phipps

April 15, 2010

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
In an interview, Simon Bloom III, outside general counsel for the Tavern’s management company, strongly disputed the accusations. “The plaintiffs’ allegations about racial discrimination are unfounded, unsubstantiated and specious,” Bloom said. “I can unequivocally say that the Tavern operates a color-blind business. It does not take race, color or creed into account for any aspect of its operations.” What led to the lawsuits, he said, was a color-blind practice “focused on hospitality, gentility and good manners.”

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