FedEx sued over discrimination charges

Posted on Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 5:37 pm    

The FedEx Ground Package System Inc., which is part of Memphis, Tenn.-based FedEx Corporation, is now facing a federal lawsuit over allegations of discrimination against deaf and hard-of-hearing applicants and employees, The Wall Street Journal reported on October 10.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) accused the company of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act, which requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations for disabled job applicants and employees. The EEOC alleged that for over many years, the company failed to provide closed-captioned videos and American Sign Language interpretation during new-hire orientations, tours, staff consultations, and safety meetings.

Meanwhile, the company said it is adhering with the law and is ready to contest EEOC’s reportedly groundless accusations.

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Encana plans to buy Athlon

Posted on Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 5:26 pm    

Major oil and gas player Encana Corp. plans to acquire Texas-based shale-oil producer Athlon Energy, giving the corporation access to oil and natural gas-rich Permian Basin, according to a Calgary Herald article.

The $7.1 billion dollar acquisition deal, which was announced on Monday, September 29, includes a cash payout of close to $6 billion and the assumption of more than $1 billion of Athlon’s debt. Encana believes the purchase will add an equivalent of 30,000 barrels of oils per day, and will also make it possible for the company to produce 250,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day of production starting 2017.

Acquisitions such as this are designed to keep your business ahead of the competition. If you plan on bolstering your business in Cedar Rapids through acquisitions, a lawyer at Arenson & Maas, PLC, is willing to give you sound legal advice and guidance. To learn more about how we can be of help, call us at (319) 363-8199 today.


Schwarzenegger-Shriver to finalize divorce

Posted on Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 2:39 pm    

25 years after their marriage and 3 years after their separation, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver are in the process of ironing out details that will soon finalize their divorce.

A source told Mail Online on Wednesday, September 17, that if everything works out as planned, the divorce will be finalized in December. The source added that the process of dividing the couple’s $400 million fortune has been a lengthy legal process, but the couple still amicably managed to get through it.

Shriver filed for divorce in July 2011 after Schwarzenegger confessed about having an affair with a household staff.

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