A car dealership in Miami, Florida, recently paid $150,000 to settle a gender discrimination lawsuit with a former assistant parts manager. The dealership was a Miami AutoNation and the suit was filed against the dealership by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) back in September 2017. In the suit, former assistant parts manager, Jacqueline de la Torre accused AutoNation Chevrolet Coral Gables and AutoNation Inc. of “failing to promote Jacqueline to a parts manager position because she's a woman.”
The Des Moines Police Department and Lonnie Porter recently agreed to settle a lawsuit over a traffic stop for $25,000. The incident itself occurred in 2016. According to a suit filed by Porter, he was driving when he “spotted a Des Moines police officer nearby and started recording live to Facebook.” In the recording, Porter can be heard saying that “he believed he would be pulled over despite having done nothing wrong.” In the recording, he added, “I ain't going to try to avoid him because there's no need to try and avoid him, because he is going to pull me over anyway.”
After more than a decade spent locked in a dispute over wages, J.B. Hunt Transport finally agreed to a $15 million settlement with a class of drivers. The agreement was announced earlier this month on October 1 and final approval of the settlement is scheduled for October 29.
Have you purchased a camp ax lately? If so, what store did you purchase it from? If you purchased your ax from Walmart, you may want to double check the brand name to make sure it's not part of a major recall recently issued by the popular retailer. Earlier this month, Walmart issued a recall for more than 246,000 Oz Trail camp axes over concerns that the “ax head can detach from the handle, posing a serious risk for injury.”