CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The fate of a discrimination case against a Charlotte mega church now rests in the hands of a judge. Calvary Church is accused of discriminating against disabled students at its child development center.
The plaintiffs say their children were kicked out of school or were denied medical attention while in the care of the staff at the daycare.
A lawyer for the families who claim Calvary Church violated the North Carolina Persons with Disabilities Act says his case is growing stronger. When the lawsuit was first filed there were only two complainants. That number has now grown to 15 in recent weeks.
During oral arguments Monday, the attorney for Calvary Church filed a motion to have the case dismissed. The attorney claims that the families have no specific evidence of wrongdoing. The church’s lawyer also contends that the staff had no legal obligation to provide medical care for the students.
The presiding judge decided not to rule from the bench Monday, saying he needs time to come to a decision on whether the case has merit or should be dismissed.
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