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January 6, 2009

Tyson Foods To Pay $500,000 For Violating Worker Safety Rules

Filed under: Lawsuit,Manufacturing,US — DF @ 1:58 pm
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According to CNN Money: “Tyson Foods Inc. pleaded guilty to willfully violating worker safety regulations and agreed to pay a $500,000 fine following the death of an employee at its Arkansas plant, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.”

  • Shares of Tyson (NYSE:TSN) recently fell 5 cents to $8.73 and are off about 37% in the past year.

December 31, 2008

Dell: lawsuits are following the rise in layoffs

Filed under: Dell,FYI,Lawsuit,US — DF @ 1:27 am
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According to Buffalo News and LA Times: “Chapman, 59, and three other top female managers have filed a class-action lawsuit against Dell, alleging age and sex discrimination in the company’s termination of 8,000 employees over the last year.

The lawsuit, filed in federal court in San Francisco, is one of only a few so far emanating from the mass layoffs sweeping the United States.”

“Analysis of the 8,000 employees Dell laid off over the last year will show that women and people over 40 were disproportionately affected, said Steve Wittels, a founding partner of the Sanford Wittels & Heisler law firm, which filed the class-action lawsuit seeking $500 million in damages.

Dell executives deny the lawsuit’s allegations. ”

Shares of Dell (NASDAQ:DELL) dropped 1.06 percent to $10.23 on Tuesday 12-30-2008.

December 23, 2008

Yahoo’s Holiday Bonus: A Lawsuit Settled

According to Vallewag: “If you thought Google’s “dogfood” holiday gift was chintzy, check out what Yahoo employees got: $50. To donate to charity. Some others, though, are stuffing their stockings with a $10 million legal settlement.”

“The suit, Salsgiver v. Yahoo, has been settled and checks have been issued, with some plaintiffs getting $10,000 to $12,000, before tax, for their troubles. (One plaintiff tells Valleywag that 75 percent of the settlement came in the form of taxable salary, with the rest paid as a penalty.)”

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