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Ledbetter v. Goodyear

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On May 29, 2007, the U.S. Supreme Court set back advances made for workers’ rights by several decades when it held in Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., Inc. (Case No. 05-1074) that Lilly Ledbetter, an employee who had worked for Goodyear for almost 20 years, lost her valid wage discrimination claims because she did not file discrimination charges over and over again during her career in order to meet an asserted statutory 180-day time period for filing such a claim. The current court seems to require that wage discrimination claims lapse if a separate discrimination complaint and proceeding is not filed for each 180 days of discrimination. Once again it will take legislative action to reverse the decision of an appellate court and to protect the rights of the citizens of this great country against the huge mega-corporations who wish to exploit them.

 

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Game Truck Georgia was recently hit with a $4.7 million judgment for injuries arising out of a game of "bubble soccer". But this was after they had pleaded with their insurer to settle those same claims for a pretrial offer of $1 million - which was within their policy limits. Their insurer, Atlantic Specialty Insurance, declined those offers and forced the case to trial. Now the attorneys for Game Truck Georgia are chasing their own insurance company for its bad faith refusal to settle - a refusal which led to the insolvency and desctruction of their business.





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