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8th Circuit: Late Notice Bars Coverage Under Arkansas District’s ‘Claims-Made’ Policy

Ace American Insurance Co. is not liable for the approximately $250,000 that an Arkansas school district paid to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit because the district did not notify the insurer about a complaint against it until more than six …

United Airlines Settles Sexual Harassment Suit Filed in Texas for $321K

United Airlines Inc., a Chicago-headquartered international airline operating in over 300 airports across five continents, has agreed to pay $321,000, plus attorney’s fees, to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit filed in Texas by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission The …

Fox Countersuit in Harassment Case Not Retaliation, Judge Rules

Fox Broadcasting Co. didn’t illegally retaliate with a breach-of-contract claim against a former executive who sued after he was fired for alleged sexual harassment, a judge ruled. New York Supreme Court Justice Saliann Scarpulla in Manhattan rejected Cliff Pozner’s retaliation …

Chicago Staffing Firm to Pay $50K to Settle Sex Harassment Lawsuit

Chicago-based Staff Management | SMX (SMX), which provides temporary employees to the light-industrial sector worldwide, will pay $50,000 to a female former employee and furnish other relief to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by federal officials. The U.S. Equal …

Michigan Officer Reaches $362K Settlement with City in Sexual Harassment Suit

A mid-Michigan police officer has agreed to dismiss sexual harassment claims against her department in exchange for a settlement worth about $362,000. Eaton Rapids police Officer Lisa Kirby filed a 2017 federal lawsuit alleging that another officer sexually harassed her. …

Harassment Suit Against Washington Prosecutor Settled, $350K to be Paid Out of Insurance Pool

A former Clallam County employee’s sexual harassment lawsuit against a county prosecuting attorney has been settled for $350,000. The Peninsula Daily News reported Tina Hendrickson, and Prosecuting Attorney Mark Nichols signed the pact last week, according to documents obtained by …

Owners of Oklahoma City Rental Properties Hit with Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

Federal officials have sued the owners of a number of residential rental properties in or around Oklahoma City, alleging that subjected female tenants in and applicants for those properties were subject to sexual harassment, coercion, intimidation and threats. The complaint …

EEOC Sues Operator of a Texas McDonald’s Franchise for Sexual Harassment

A Texas company that does business as a McDonald’s franchise has been sued over the alleged sexual harassment of four females in the workplace. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has alleged in a lawsuit that Credle Enterprises LLC, …

Ohio Jury Awards $3.4M to Female Ex-Firefighter in Harassment Claim

A federal jury has awarded $3.35 million to a female ex-firefighter in Ohio who says she was the longtime victim of sexual harassment. Amie Morningstar of the Circleville Fire Department alleged she was subjected to equipment tampering, clothing destruction and …

Two Illinois IHOP Restaurants to Pay Nearly $1M to Settle Sexual Harassment Suit

Two International House of Pancakes (IHOP) franchises in southern Illinois will pay $975,000 and furnish other relief to settle a systemic sexual harassment lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today. The EEOC …