The Inbox - March 29, 2013
- The Polaroid bankruptcy trustee has sued the company’s former CEO Lorence Harmer to claw back $5.1 million in alleged kickback payments.
- The bankruptcy judge overseeing American’s Chapter 11 proceedings delayed ruling on the severance package for American’s CEO Tom Horton when he approved the airline’s merger agreement with US Airways on Wednesday. The U.S. Trustee had objected to the package. We especially like Kyle Arnold’s reporting in Tulsa World on these developments, and not just because he quoted one of us.
- A pregnancy discrimination lawsuit filed in 2009 by Julie Gilman Veronese against Lucasfilm Ltd. is headed back to the trial court after an appellate court found fault with the jury instructions and reversed the $1.3 million verdict for Veronese ($1.2 million of which was attorneys’ fees) and the California Supreme Court declined to review the ruling on Wednesday. George Lucas testified in the first trial.
- After a deal was struck last night, New York City appears to be headed the way of Seattle and San Francisco in requiring employers of a certain size to provide paid sick leave to its employees. Under the proposed legislation, companies with 15 or more employees would be required to compensate their employees for up to five sick days per year. As we’ve noted here before, federal law does not require paid sick leave and few state laws do.