employer liability News

Claim Survives Because of W.V. Statute that Limits Exclusions for Borrowed Vehicles

Workers’ compensation immunity doesn’t shield an insurer from liability for injuries caused by someone who was borrowing the employer’s truck, and neither do exclusions in the policy, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled. The appellate court found that workers’ …

Supreme Court Denies Huge Sex Bias Class Action Against Wal-Mart

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. on Monday in the largest sex-discrimination lawsuit in history, saying class-action status for female employees seeking billions of dollars had been improperly granted. The justices overturned a U.S. appeals court ruling …

Houston Black Firefighters Could Get Discrimination Settlement

A more than $300,000 settlement has been proposed for seven black firefighters in Houston who claimed racial discrimination. The measure was scheduled to go before the Houston City Council on Mar. 23. The Houston Chronicle reports seven firefighters passed exams …

Supreme Court to Hear Key Wal-Mart Sex Bias Case Next Week

The largest class-action sex-discrimination lawsuit ever will be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court March 29, pitting Wal-Mart Stores Inc. against female employees who seek billions of dollars. The justices will decide whether the small group of women who began …

IBM Pays $10M to Settle Foreign Corrupt Practice Complaint

IBM has agreed to pay $10 million to settle a complaint its employees bribed South Korean and Chinese officials with cash, gifts and entertainment in return for business for more than a decade. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission alleged …