Tuesday, May 30, 2006
A plaintiff's failure to respond to requests for information by the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights bars her federal claim. That is the law according to Bell v. Manugustics Group, Inc., a decision issued Friday by the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. The plaintiff, an attorney representing herself, failed to file a rebuttal statement as requested by the MCOHR. The Court held her inaction was tantamount to a "failure to exhaust administrative remedies depriv[ing the] Court of jurisdiction . . . "