Napa Valley Wine Train Facing $5M Lawsuit From Black Women’s Book Club

August 30, 2015

A civil rights lawyer plans to meet with the company next week to discuss a settlement.

The Napa Valley Wine Train may be facing a lawsuit from the 11 black women’s book club members who were booted off a tour “for laughing and talking too loud.” The women plan to seek $5 million for “malicious oppression,” civil rights lawyer Waukeen McCoy tells the San Francisco Chronicle. “There must be compensation for the humiliation suffered,” he adds.

The trouble started on August 22, when the women posted comments on Facebook describing how they were kicked off the wine train. The incident…