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Hawaii License Suit Not Inclined To Be Dismissed By Judge

A federal judge is not inclined to dismiss a lawsuit alleging Hawaii discriminates against those with limited English skills by making it difficult for them to obtain a driver’s license. U.S. District Judge Susan Oki Mollway said in court documents …

Court: Nationwide Insurance Did Not Discriminate Against Breastfeeding Employee

An Iowa appeals court says Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. didn’t discriminate against a breastfeeding mother who resigned under pressure on her first day back from maternity leave. Angela Ames, an employee in its Des Moines office, claims that she resigned …

Oregon Newspaper Sued Over Rental Ad Prohibiting Children

The state labor agency has sued a weekly Junction City newspaper over a rental ad that prohibited families with children. The Register-Guard reported the lawsuit filed against The Tribune News is seeking $59,500 in damages. The ad, which ran once …

Idaho Principal Who Got Axed Files Notice Of Lawsuit

A fired northern Idaho high school principal who says she was discriminated against because of her race has filed a notice of her intentions to bring a lawsuit against the Kamiah School District. The Lewiston Tribune reported in a story …

Los Angeles City Attorney Sues Bank Of America Over Lending

The Los Angeles city attorney is suing Bank of America for mortgage discrimination it claims led to a wave of foreclosures that cost the city a fortune in extra expenses and lost taxes. The suit, filed Friday in federal court, …

Black Southern California Firefighter Awarded $1.1M In Bias Suit

Six years after losing in his first trial, a black Los Angeles firefighter was awarded $1.1 million Monday by a jury that found he suffered discrimination during his nearly three-decade career. After 16 days of deliberations and a seven-week trial, …

California Lesbian Teacher Files Discrimination Suit

A lesbian teacher in California has filed a lawsuit against Hesperia Unified School District that alleges unlawful discrimination, harassment and retaliation because of her sexual orientation. Lambda Legal filed the 109-page lawsuit in San Bernardino County Superior Court on Tuesday …

Insurance Equality Ordered For Gay Marriage in New Mexico

Insurance companies in New Mexico must provide same-sex married couples with the same discounts and benefits offered to opposite-sex married couples, the state insurance regulator announced Wednesday. Insurance Superintendent John Franchini said couples with valid marriage licenses – regardless of …

Washoe School Accused Of Disability Discrimination

Parents of a disabled high school student suing Washoe County school officials for discrimination say staff physically restrained their daughter inappropriately 110 times over seven weeks, often pinning her to the floor for several minutes at a time. Kurt and …

Fired SDG&E Worker Withdraws Racially-Tinged Suit in California

A former utility worker has withdrawn a lawsuit that claimed San Diego Gas & Electric fired him after he complained that co-workers tied a noose to the back of his truck, used the N-word and posted racist photos in a …