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US Female Firefighters Fight Discrimination With Lawsuits

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — The highest ranking female firefighter in Asheville, North Carolina, says she was repeatedly discriminated against because of her sex and fought to keep her job while battling breast cancer. The first female chief of a municipal …

Pimco Advances a Blanket Denial in Sexual Harrasment Lawsuit

Pacific Investment Management Co. advanced an aggressive, categorical denial to recent claims that female employees were sexually harassed and retaliated against at the money manager. The filing late Wednesday in state court near Pimco’s Newport Beach, California, office was its …

Deaf Costco Worker With Mumbling Manager Won’t Get Award

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A deaf former employee of a South Florida Costco store won’t be collecting $775,000 a federal jury awarded her in a discrimination and wrongful termination case. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to reconsider …

Berry Grower to Pay $350K For Manager Assaults on Employees

SEATTLE (AP) — A berry grower will pay $350,000 to Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s office due to an ex-manager’s assaults and alleged sexual harassment of female employees over at least seven years. The Seattle Times reports the money, …

U.S. Senators Propose Limiting Liability Shield for Social Media Platforms

WASHINGTON — Three Democratic U.S. senators introduced a bill that would limit Section 230, a law that shields online companies from liability over content posted by users, and make the companies more accountable when posts result in harm. Called the …

Justice Dept. Drops Yale Admissions Discrimination Lawsuit

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Wednesday dropped its discrimination lawsuit against Yale University that had alleged the university was illegally discriminating against Asian American and white applicants. The Justice Department noted in its filing that it was voluntarily …

Ambulance Company Settles Lawsuit With Pregnant Employee

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Ambulance company American Medical Response will settle a discrimination lawsuit after it refused to provide a pregnant Spokane, Washington employee a temporary reprieve from heavy-duty work, regulators announced Monday. AMR will pay $162,500 to a paramedic …

8th Circuit: Late Notice Barred Coverage Under ‘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 …

Del Taco Settles Sexual Harassment Charges, Enters Consent Decree

Del Taco Restaurants Inc agreed to pay $1.25 million and enter a three-year consent decree to settle a U.S. agency’s lawsuit accusing the fast-food chain of failing to stop sexual harassment and retaliation against female employees. The U.S. Equal Employment …

Appeals Court Clears Harvard of Racial Bias in Admissions

BOSTON — A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld a ruling clearing Harvard University of discrimination against Asian American applicants. Two judges on the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston rejected claims from an anti-affirmative action group that …