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Tuesday, February 03, 2004

A Novel Theory - And What A Potential Can of Worms - Justify Your Settlement Amount

Sometimes the information you get on line is sketchy, but the following report of a lawsuit filed in the Southern District of Texas this week makes one marvel at the potential for abuse if this lawsuit does not quickly get quashed. As summarized by a reporting service it is:
Racial discrimination case in which the defendant offered the plaintiff $27,000-$30,000 in compensation for a carpal tunnel injury when similarly situated whites were offered more.
First there was Batson, and now called to task to explain why we settled this lawsuit for more than another one?

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