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Kodak Settles Race Discrimination Class Action for $21 Million

This is a settlement for the Employment lawsuit.

Eastman Kodak Company and Employees Committed for Justice, an organization of African American current and former employees of Kodak, jointly announce that they have reached an agreement to settle their pending litigation. The settlement is subject to approval by the Court. The case, Davis, et al. v. Eastman Kodak Company, Civil Action No. 6:04-cv-06098, was filed in the United States District Court for the Western District of New York on July 30, 2004, and originates from complaints of racial discrimination filed with the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (the EEOC) in the late 1990's. The settlement also resolves claims made in a related case, Alston, et al. v. Eastman Kodak Company, Civil Action No. 07-cv-6512, which is also pending in the United States District Court for the Western District of New York.

In achieving this settlement, all parties have agreed to completely resolve the issues between them and to dismiss all pending legal actions. The parties have recognized that the settlement does not suggest any wrongdoing on the part of Kodak.

Under the terms of the settlement agreement, Kodak will establish a settlement fund of $21.4 million that will be used for payments to the plaintiffs and class members, as well as attorneys' fees, litigation costs, and claims administration costs. Kodak also agreed to conduct an examination of its policies relating to certain employment practices and to engage outside experts who will make recommendations for improvement.

JULY-15-09: Kodak to pay $21 million in lawsuit settlements [WHEC: KODAK TO PAY $21 MILLION IN LAWSUIT SETTLEMENTS]

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Published on Jul-15-09


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