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Fired crew member sues Roush Fenway Racing

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Carl Edwards’ former car chief sued Roush Fenway Racing, accusing the organization of firing him shortly after his suicide attempt. Jason Myers said his dismissal in February violated the Family Medical Leave Act. He filed a civil complaint in Cabarrus County Superior Court seeking more than $10,000 in compensatory and punitive damages.

Judge clears way for a trial in BofA discrimination suit

A federal judge in Charlotte has ruled that a lawsuit alleging Bank of America Corp. fired an employee because he is disabled can go to trial. In his ruling, Judge Dennis Howell said Gerard Eckhardt, a quadriplegic who was terminated by the bank in 2005, has provided “direct evidence of discrimination” and denied the bank’s motion for summary judgment late last month.

A.G. Edwards office hit with $1.25M claim

The former Charlotte branch manager for A.G. Edwards & Sons Inc. has won a $1.25 million arbitration award from the company, after claiming he was demoted and forced to resign following psychiatric treatment in 2001. The award was made for violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Families with Medical Leave Act.