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$180,000 Deal Reached by Walgreens, Diabetic Employee

Drugstore chain Walgreens has agreed to pay $180,000 to a diabetic employee who was fired after eating a $1.39 bag of chips before paying for it during what she said was an attack of low blood sugar, federal officials said. …

JPMorgan Chase Sued by Los Angeles Over Foreclosures

Los Angeles is suing JPMorgan Chase for mortgage discrimination that the city says led to a wave of foreclosures that blighted neighborhoods, reduced property taxes and increased the need for costly city services. The city attorney’s suit, filed Friday in …

Former Anheuser-Busch VP Loses Gender Bias Suit in Missouri

Anheuser-Busch did not discriminate against a former executive by paying her significantly less than a male predecessor, a jury in St. Louis, Mo. decided Friday. The jury of seven women and five men deliberated for more than 10 hours over …

Anheuser-Busch Discrimination Suit Verdict Draws Near

A St. Louis jury is preparing to deliberate in a former Anheuser-Busch executive’s gender discrimination lawsuit against the company. Francine Katz filed suit soon after she left Anheuser-Busch following its 2008 sale to Belgian brewer InBev. Katz earned roughly $1 …

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, …