January 30, 2013

Jury awards $7.77 million to ex-“Price is Right” model in pregnancy discrimination suit

A former “Price Is Right” model, Brandi Cochran, received a $7,769,440 jury award in damages stemming from her discrimination lawsuit against the show, according to court documents.  Cochran, a former Miss USA, sued the show’s producers FremantleMedia and The Price Is Right Productions in 2010, claiming that she was harassed following the 2008 on-air announcement of her pregnancy, and found out she was fired as her maternity leave came to an end. A Los Angeles […]
October 11, 2012

Medical Center in California will pay after National Origin Discrimination lawsuit

In California, the Delano Regional Medical Center (DRMC) is an acute care hospital in California, which has been sued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC) because about 70 Filipino-American hospital workers, mainly nursing staff, were harassed and discriminated against since 2006. As a result, the hospital will pay $975,000 to settle the lawsuit, as well as the development of strong protocols for handling harassment and discrimination, […]
October 11, 2012

Filterfresh Coffee Services Settles Sex Discrimination Lawsuit

In Georgia, Filterfresh Coffee Services, Inc., a coffee service provider in over 40 locations nationwide, has been sued by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for sexual discrimination. The company was accused of firing a female employee but allowed male counterparts to have access to more opportunities. As a result of the lawsuit, the company will pay $90,000 to settle the lawsuit, as well as a consent decree that includes provisions for equal employment […]
July 9, 2012

‘Anti-racist’ protesters arrested for brutally attacking white surpremacists

Five men were charged Monday in connection with a brawl at a suburban Chicago restaurant, where “anti-racist” protesters allegedly walloped on white supremacists gathered for lunch.  The brawl took place Tinley Park at the Ashford House. The 20 white supremacists gathered under the guise of a European heritage organization.  Their presence triggered about 18 people wearing masks and hoodies and carrying bats and batons to rush into the restaurant and wail on the group, police […]
July 9, 2012

30-day sentence fuels debate in Rutgers anti-gay bias case

Judge Glenn Berman ordered Dharun Ravi to spend 30 days in jail for spying with a webcam on his gay Rutgers University roommate, Tyler Clementi, who killed himself days later.  Clementi threw himself from the George Washington Bridge.  The maximum sentence for the crime that was motivated by anti-gay bias Ravi is a 10-year term.  The sentence did little to settle the debate over whether Ravi should have faced bias crime charges that are normally […]
August 15, 2011

Municipal Workers’ Bias Lawsuits on the Rise

Discrimination cases filed by city employees in New York has been on the rise, particularly during Mayor Bloomberg’s first two terms in office, at rate of 12 percent higher than Rudolph W. Giuliani’s two terms as mayor.
January 19, 2011

Employee Wins $5.8 Million Discrimination Lawsuit Against Supervisor

A jury awarded $5.8 million to a white employee of a Texan company known as El Paso Electric in a discrimination lawsuit after a dispute with a supervisor who is Hispanic. The company’s attorney denied any discrimination and says that El Paso Electric will appeal. The white employee, Mark Duncan, was a benefits supervisor until late 2007. Duncan alleged that he was fired after his life was threatened during an altercation with a human resources […]