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IFF to merge with DuPont’s $26.2B nutrition unit

International Flavors & Fragrances Inc (IFF.N) said it will merge with DuPont Inc’s (DD.N) $26.2 billion nutrition & biosciences unit in a deal that will create a new consumer giant valued at more than $45 billion. Under terms of the … Continue reading

Credit Union Settles Discrimination Lawsuit for $450,000

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced the resolution of a sex, age and retaliatory discrimination lawsuit against California-based Tucoemas Federal Credit Union. The credit union has agreed to pay $450,000, along with certain injunctive relief, to resolve the complaint. … Continue reading

When plastic surgery goes wrong

One in five Florida plastic surgeons are uninsured. Patients suffer after botched tummy tucks, Brazilian butt lifts and more. Nearly 6,900 doctors in Florida lack malpractice insurance or other coverage, colloquially referred to as “going bare,” a USA TODAY investigation … Continue reading

Tom Petty’s Daughters, Widow Settle Legal Battle Over Estate

A settlement has been reached in the Tom Petty estate battle between the rock legend’s widow and his two daughters from a previous marriage. This past spring — Petty’s daughters Adria Petty and Annakim Violette — sued Dana York Petty for $5 million after … Continue reading

Texas woman convicted in $5.5M worker comp fraud

A Texas woman was convicted on six counts of health care fraud in connection with a $5.5 million federal workers’ compensation overbilling scheme, U.S. Justice Department officials said. Melissa Sumerour, 48, of Lorena, was found guilty by a federal jury following a five-day trial, DOJ officials said. Sumerour … Continue reading

Jury awards $57.2M to the state in Seattle tunnel delay trial

A Thurston County jury has awarded $57.2 million damages from Seattle Tunnel Partners to the state in the SR 99 tunnel delays trial. “We never wavered from our position that it was always the contractor’s responsibility to fix the tunneling … Continue reading

Burgers & Beer Settles Sex Discrimination Lawsuit For $150K

So Cal Restaurant Denied Server Positions to Men, Federal Agency Charges  Burgers & Beer, a Southern California food chain based in El Centro, Calif., has agreed to pay $150,000 to settle a sex discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal … Continue reading

Injury sustained during work bowling outing compensable

An ankle injury sustained by an employee during a company bowling event is compensable, a Florida appellate court held. In Reynolds v. Anixter Power Solutions, the Florida First District Court of Appeals in Tallahassee reversed and remanded in a 2-1 decision … Continue reading

Amazon’s Warehouses are injury mills

Amazon’s famous speed and technological innovation have driven the company’s massive global expansion and a valuation well over $800 billion. It’s also helped make Amazon the nation’s second-largest private employer behind Walmart, and its CEO, Jeff Bezos, one of the richest … Continue reading

Hyundai Faces Probe After $1.8B Merger With Rival Daewoo

Hyundai Heavy Industries Holdings Co Ltd., the world’s largest shipbuilding company, faces an EU antitrust probe after the company bought its industry rival Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co Ltd., sources told Reuters. The $1.8 billion deal was announced in January, allowing … Continue reading