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Settlement Scuffle

In a suit arising from employment discrimination claims against IBM brought by an employee who said he was fired for being deaf, the Second Circuit ruled a lower court properly denied the former employee’s request to reopen the case, which was settled for $207,000. The employee claims his attorneys miscommunicated to him in American Sign Language and he thought the settlement amount was $207 million.

MANHATTAN — In a suit arising from employment discrimination claims against IBM brought by an employee who said he was fired for being deaf, the Second Circuit ruled a lower court properly denied the former employee’s request to reopen the case, which was settled for $207,000. The employee claims his attorneys miscommunicated to him in American Sign Language, and he thought the settlement amount was $207 million. 

Categories / Appeals, Civil Rights, Employment

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