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2006-06-05 15:54:30

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc. will pay a total of $48.9 million to settle old lawsuits claiming its predecessor telephone companies NYNEX and Bell Atlantic discriminated against pregnant women, a government agency said on Monday. According to court papers submitted in U.S. District Court in Manhattan by Verizon and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, more than $25.3 million has been paid so far and another $23.6 million will be paid in pension...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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