Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Kodak Agrees To Settle Bias Lawsuit

by Matthew Daneman - July 15th, 2009 - Deomcrat and Chronicle

Eastman Kodak Co. has agreed to a $21.4 million settlement with a group of African-American employees who contend the company discriminated against them in its pay, promotion, job assignment and layoff practices.

A hearing on the proposed settlement is scheduled for Sept. 15 before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jonathan W. Feldman for final approval. The judge last month gave preliminary approval to the deal, under which more than 3,000 current and former Kodak workers could receive payments ranging from $1,000 to as much as $75,000.

Under terms of the 132-page settlement, Kodak also would make numerous changes to how it trains its work force on equal employment issues and handles future discrimination complaints.

This is the third lawsuit brought by blacks against Kodak. They settled the first law suit with new rules establishing how to treat blacks with preferential treatment in the future. They then sued again when the new rules did not result in blacks getting ahead of whites by sufficient margins. This was not a law suit. This was extortion, sanctioned by the most corrupt court system in the world.

Please note. Every single black worker at Kodak was covered by the two suits which are being settled here and got free money from the settlement. The suits essentially argue that rules written by blacks in the previous lawsuit did not protect a SINGLE BLACK employee. NOT ONE.

If the actions by Kodak were truly that egregious that they harmed every single black employee... you can bet every dime you own that this action would not have been settled.
Actually what it really proves is that if you have a good lawyer and you are black, you will win any law suit against any business in our current court system. That is how corrupt our courts have become.


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