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Judge Orders Attorney Fees Paid In Toy Ape Case

A judge has ordered the Michigan Department of Human Services to pay nearly $50,000 in attorney fees in a case brought after someone placed a 5-foot toy ape atop the cubicle of a black employee.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/28/2013

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Judge Fines State In Lawsuit Over Toy Ape

A judge has fined the Michigan Department of Human Services $21,000 after someone placed a 5-foot toy ape atop the cubicle of a black employee.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/18/2013

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Getting The Unemployed Back To Work: A 60 Minutes Special Report

Is long-term unemployment a hinderance to finding a job?

01/28/2013

Kalamazoo OKs $130,000 Discrimination Settlement

The city of Kalamazoo will pay $130,000 to settle lawsuit filed by an African-American man who says he was falsely arrested and discriminated by a Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety officer.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/23/2013

New twenty dollar bills at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, DC(Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama Is Trying To Buy The Hispanic And Female Vote With Another Government Giveaway

Conveniently-timed for Obama’s reelection, the Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Resolution program began September 24, 2012 – just a month-and-a-half before the election. Apparently the Obama administration did not care about this alleged injustice to females and Hispanics any time in the past three-and-a-half years. It just happened to be thought about and addressed now – just before voters pull the lever.

09/27/2012

Ex-Bus Mechanic Of Iraqi Descent Awarded $450K

The Michigan Civil Rights Commission has awarded $450,000 to a former suburban Detroit bus system employee of Iraqi descent who claimed a co-worker made ethnic slurs against him.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/02/2012

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SMART Accused Of Civil Rights Violation In Case Of Iraqi Employee

The Michigan Civil Rights Commission as ruled in favor of a SMART bus mechanic of Iraqi descent who says he was insulted and threatened by coworkers.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/13/2011

Tour Stops In Ann Arbor To Talk Pro-Equality Legislation

There’s a town hall meeting Wednesday in Ann Arbor to encourage Michigan to adopt an anti-gay discrimination policy.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/01/2011

Local Group Fights For Pro-Equality Legislation

A local group is fighting for legal equality for all people in Michigan, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/06/2011

Housing Discrimination Lawsuit Settled

The owners of an Ann Arbor apartment complex will pay $82,500 to settle a lawsuit claiming the complex discriminated against African-Americans, according to the U.S. Attorney in Detroit. The Justice Department filed the suit last […]

07/07/2010

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