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NY City Pays $5.5M and Promotes Detective

John Collado was on his way to buy groceries one September afternoon in 2011 when he spotted a neighbor and a stranger fighting on his block and pulled them apart. “Stop! Stop! Stop!” Mr. Collado shouted as he stood between … Continue reading

‘Not Qualified’ Kentucky Federal Judge Confirmed

The Senate approved a University of Louisville law professor to a seat on a federal court in Kentucky, despite the American Bar Association deeming him not qualified for the position based on a lack of trial experience. Confirmed to the … Continue reading

DOL Bias Settlements Top $40M in Record Haul

The Labor Department obtained more than $40 million from monetary settlements in fiscal year 2019 for workers affected by alleged discrimination—a record amount for the agency, a DOL official told Bloomberg Law. The DOL’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs … Continue reading

Walmart reaches $14M settlement over policy for pregnant workers

Walmart has reached a class action settlement over its one-time national policy that barred pregnant workers from being assigned lighter work in its stores. The proposed settlement, if approved by a federal judge in the Southern District of Illinois, will … Continue reading

Mattel’s Time Is Running Out Amid Federal Securities Probe

Mattel, Inc. is struggling with its $3 billion debt and is facing a probe as to whether it violated federal securities laws. It has lost two-thirds of its value over the past three years and has a mountain of trouble as … Continue reading

Profitable Dura Automotive Systems files for Chapter 11

Lynn Tilton, the CEO and financier of Dura Automotive Systems LLC, is likely to face a serious challenge in bankruptcy court. The Auburn Hills, Michigan company and its domestic subsidiaries filed for Chapter 11 protection in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court … Continue reading

Jury Awards $5.2M to Disabled Walmart Employee

A jury found Walmart discriminated against an employee with disabilities, violating the federal Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) by wrongfully terminating the man. Walmart continues to deny any wrongdoing and may file an appeal. Former employee Paul Reina worked for 16 years … Continue reading

49ers, Santa Clara settle suit over disability access for $24M

The 49ers and Santa Clara have agreed to pay $24 million and make Levi’s Stadium and its parking lot more accessible to people with disabilities in a proposed settlement with fans in wheelchairs, who said they encountered barriers in buying … Continue reading

Jury Awards Calif Woman Injured in 2017 Crash $6.1M

A former Canyon Country, California, woman seriously injured in a traffic collision two years ago has been awarded a court settlement of $6.126 million. Chung Wu Hsu, 62, who has since moved from Canyon Country, suffered severe and traumatic injuries … Continue reading

Dish Network to pay $1.25M in discrimination case

Dish Network has agreed to pay $1.25 million to compensate job seekers who alleged a discriminatory online application process denied them the opportunity to work at the Douglas County satellite television provider, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced. Dish Network … Continue reading