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May 13, 1994
A woman in California pays an average of $1.71 more to have her shirt laundered than a man. Her basic haircut might cost an average of $5 more. Women typically pay more than men for a car. He pays. She pays more. Gender bias in the pricing of goods and services is one of those inequities that stubbornly persists in California and as well as in other parts of the country. Women have long grumbled about price discrimination.
July 3, 1986 | Heidi Evans
Officials of the Red Onion restaurant chain greeted a proposal to revise the company's hiring and training policies favorably Wednesday after meeting with their attorney. Stephen Solomon, vice president of the Carson-based restaurant chain, said the company would disclose the details of the proposed changes after "minor contractual details" were worked out with the author of the proposal, consultant Nathaniel Trives. "We are favorably impressed with his report," Solomon said.
October 27, 1995 | HOPE HAMASHIGE
An Orange County couple have filed a lawsuit against Fletcher Jones Motorcars Inc., a Mercedes-Benz dealership, alleging that a sale gone bad turned defamatory when a salesman screamed at them as they left the dealership, "Don't be such a Jew." Robert and Risa Groux state in a lawsuit filed in Orange County Superior Court that they went to Fletcher Jones Mercedes-Benz in Newport Beach on Aug. 5, intending to buy two new automobiles to celebrate the birth of their first child.
January 15, 1986 | JANET RAE-DUPREE, Times Staff Writer
A Canoga Park man who was prevented from helping his 5-year-old daughter try on clothes in a J. C. Penney dressing room went to court Tuesday, charging the store violated their civil rights. Mothers, he said, can go into dressing rooms with their small sons. John Hamilton said in an interview that, on Nov. 22, he was helping his daughter, Leah, try on clothes in the Northridge Penney store when sales personnel told him he must leave the dressing room.
July 26, 1991 | TERRY PRISTIN
A 26-year-old former beauty contestant filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging that Miss America Pageant rules discriminate against deaf people by discouraging them from using a sign-language interpreter. Julie Rems, a deaf social worker from Sherman Oaks, contended at a news conference that her chances of winning this year's Miss Culver City Scholarship Pageant were thwarted last March when she insisted on using an interpreter despite rules barring contestants from receiving assistance onstage.
June 19, 1986 | From a Times Staff Writer
The state Supreme Court on Wednesday unanimously let stand a broad appellate court ruling that could require all Rotary clubs in California to admit women. A lawyer for the Illinois-based Rotary International said he was surprised that none of the justices voted to review the state Court of Appeal opinion issued last March. "It is our intention to go to the U.S. Supreme Court on it," William John Kennedy said.
May 2, 2009 | Jessica Garrison
The California Supreme Court has let stand a lower court ruling that allowed a private religious school to expel two 16-year-old girls for having a "bond of intimacy" that was "characteristic of a lesbian relationship." The girls had sued California Lutheran High School, contending that the Riverside County school had violated a state anti-discrimination law.
July 26, 1986 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
A man who said he was turned down for an apartment because of his political affiliation filed suit Friday, seeking a court order that would require the state to take action on a variety of discrimination complaints not specifically covered by state law.
February 19, 2013 | By David Lazarus
Anthem Blue Cross is backing off a decision to require some policyholders to buy their prescription drugs from a single mail-order pharmacy -- a requirement that the California attorney general's office said may be illegal. Anthem, California's largest for-profit health insurer, said in November that it was imposing the new requirement for so-called specialty medications used to treat major illnesses. The company said the limitation would help keep costs down for patients and businesses.
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