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NEW YORK (AP) -- An actor on HBO's "Treme" is seeking class-action status for his profiling lawsuit against Macy's.

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A lawyer for actor Robert Brown filed the papers in federal court in New York City on Wednesday. The 29-year-old Brown says he was stopped buying a $1,350 Movado watch and targeted because he's black.

The lawsuit says many others have been targeted at the store because of race. Brown first filed the lawsuit last month.

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The suit says Macy's has not changed its wrongful security practices, even after a 2005 settlement with the attorney general over racial profiling complaints. A separate lawsuit against New York police says the department encourages the practices.

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Macy's didn't comment on the suit but says it doesn't discriminate. City lawyers didn't immediately comment.

A judge must approve class-action status.