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Black farmers settle for $1.25B

WASHINGTON — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack yesterday announced the successful resolution of the longstanding litigation known as Pigford II. The settlement agreement, which is contingent on appropriation by Congress, will provide a total of $1.25 billion to African American farmers who alleged that they suffered racial discrimination in U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) farm ...

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Dunlin wants jury to hear case

GREENWOOD — George Dulin is asking a federal appeals court to let a jury determine the fate of his discrimination lawsuit against Greenwood Leflore Hospital. The white former hospital attorney had alleged he was fired because of his race by the majority-black hospital board, but a judge dismissed Dulin’s suit during a trial in Aberdeen last month. The Greenwood Commonwealth ...

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Judge rules against Bank of America

WASHINGTON — A protracted case that started with a U.S. Department of Labor Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) investigation has resulted in an administrative law judge’s (ALJ’s) recommended ruling that Bank of America discriminated against African-American job applicants for entry level positions in Charlotte, N.C., in 1993 and from 2002 to 2005. “The Labor Department is committed to ...

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